Satellite U840W series User`s Manual

User's Manual
Satellite U840W
series
Satellite U840W series
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
TOSHIBA Legal, Regulatory and Safety
Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks .............................................. 1-1
Regulatory Information ......................................................................... 1-2
Video Standard Notice .......................................................................... 1-7
OpenSSL Toolkit License Issues ......................................................... 1-7
ENERGY STAR® Program .................................................................. 1-10
Disposing of the computer and the computer's batteries ............... 1-11
General Precautions ........................................................................... 1-11
Information for Wireless Devices ...................................................... 1-13
Legal Footnotes ................................................................................... 1-20
Messages ............................................................................................. 1-23
Chapter 2
Getting Started
Equipment checklist ............................................................................. 2-1
Conventions ........................................................................................... 2-1
Using your product for the first time ................................................... 2-2
Turning off the power ............................................................................ 2-7
Chapter 3
The Grand Tour
Front with the display closed ............................................................... 3-1
Left side .................................................................................................. 3-2
Right side ............................................................................................... 3-3
Underside ............................................................................................... 3-4
Front with the display open .................................................................. 3-5
Internal Hardware Components ........................................................... 3-8
Monitoring of power condition ........................................................... 3-11
Specifications ...................................................................................... 3-13
Chapter 4
Operating Basics
The Keyboard ......................................................................................... 4-1
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER ..................................................................... 4-4
3D Playback on an External 3D Device ............................................... 4-6
Wireless communications .................................................................... 4-8
LAN ....................................................................................................... 4-11
Battery .................................................................................................. 4-12
Peripheral devices ............................................................................... 4-16
Optional TOSHIBA Accessories ........................................................ 4-22
Sound System and Video mode ......................................................... 4-22
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Computer Handling ............................................................................. 4-24
Heat dispersal ...................................................................................... 4-25
Chapter 5
Utilities and Advanced Usage
Utilities and Applications ...................................................................... 5-1
Special features ..................................................................................... 5-4
TOSHIBA Password utility .................................................................... 5-5
TOSHIBA System Settings ................................................................... 5-8
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ .................................. 5-14
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor .............................................................. 5-15
System Recovery ................................................................................ 5-17
Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
Problem solving process ...................................................................... 6-1
Hardware and system checklist ........................................................... 6-4
TOSHIBA support ................................................................................ 6-15
Index
Glossary
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Chapter 1
TOSHIBA Legal, Regulatory and
Safety
This chapter states the Legal, regulatory and safety information applicable
to TOSHIBA computers.
Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks
Copyright
© 2012 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright
laws, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior
written permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect
to the use of the information contained herein.
First edition August 2012
Copyright authority for music, movies, computer programs, databases and
other intellectual property covered by copyright laws belongs to the author
or to the copyright owner. Copyrighted material can be reproduced only for
personal use or use within the home. Any other use beyond that stipulated
above (including conversion to digital format, alteration, transfer of copied
material and distribution on a network) without the permission of the
copyright owner is a violation of copyright or author's rights and is subject
to civil damages or criminal action. Please comply with copyright laws in
making any reproduction from this manual.
Disclaimer
This manual has been validated and reviewed for accuracy. The
instructions and descriptions it contains are accurate for your computer at
the time of this manual’s production. However, succeeding computers and
manuals are subject to change without notice. TOSHIBA assumes no
liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly from errors, omissions or
discrepancies between the computer and the manual.
Trademarks
Intel, Intel SpeedStep, Intel Core and Centrino are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Windows, Microsoft and Windows logo are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
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Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by TOSHIBA
under license.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the
HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC in the United States and other countries.
SRS and SRS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SRS Labs,
Inc. SRS technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
TouchPad is a trademark of Synaptics, Inc.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Secure Digital and SD are trademarks of SD Card Association.
Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
MultiMediaCard and MMC are trademarks of MultiMediaCard Association.
sMedio and sMedio TrueLink+ are trademarks or registered trademarks of
sMedio, Inc.
QUALCOMM is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the
United States and other countries. ATHEROS is a trademark of Qualcomm
Atheros, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
Realtek is a registered trademark of Realtek Semiconductor Corporation.
Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used
in this manual.
Regulatory Information
FCC information
FCC notice "Declaration of Conformity Information"
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:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Only peripherals complying with the FCC class B limits may be attached to
this equipment. Operation with non-compliant peripherals or peripherals not
recommended by TOSHIBA is likely to result in interference to radio and
TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices
and the computer’s External RGB monitor port, Universal Serial Bus (USB
2.0 and 3.0) ports, HDMI port and microphone jack. Changes or
modifications made to this equipment, not expressly approved by
TOSHIBA or parties authorized by TOSHIBA could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
FCC conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
1.
2.
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Contact
Address:
TOSHIBA America Information Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618-1697
Telephone:
(949) 583-3000
EU Declaration of Conformity
This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with
the related European Directives. Responsible for CEMarking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8,
41460 Neuss, Germany. The complete and official EU
Declaration of Conformity can be found on TOSHIBA’s
web site http://epps.toshiba-teg.com on the Internet.
CE compliance
This product is labelled with the CE Mark in accordance with the related
European Directives, notably Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
2004/108/EC for the notebook and the electronic accessories including the
supplied power adapter, the Radio Equipment and Telecommunications
Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC in case of implemented
telecommunication accessories and the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
for the supplied power adapter. Furthermore the product complies with the
Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC (ErP) and its related implementing
measures.
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This product and the original options are designed to observe the related
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and safety standards. However,
TOSHIBA cannot guarantee that this product still observes these EMC
standards if options or cables not produced by TOSHIBA are connected or
implemented. In this case the persons who have connected/implemented
those options/cables have to provide assurance that the system (PC plus
options/cables) still fulfils the required standards. To avoid general EMC
problems, the following guidance should be noted:
Only CE marked options should be connected/implemented
Only best shielded cables should be connected
Working environment
This product was designed to fulfil the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
requirements to be observed for so-called “Residential, commercial and
light industry environments”. TOSHIBA do not approve the use of this
product in working environments other than the above mentioned
“Residential, commercial and light industry environments”.
For example, the following environments are not approved:
Industrial Environments (e.g. environments where a mains voltage of
380 V three-phase is used)
Medical Environments
Automotive Environments
Aircraft Environments
Any consequences resulting from the use of this product in working
environments that are not approved are not the responsibility of TOSHIBA.
The consequences of the use of this product in non-approved working
environments may be:
Interference with other devices or machines in the near surrounding
area.
Malfunction of, or data loss from, this product caused by disturbances
generated by other devices or machines in the near surrounding area.
Therefore TOSHIBA strongly recommend that the electromagnetic
compatibility of this product should be suitably tested in all non-approved
working environments before use. In the case of automobiles or aircraft,
the manufacturer or airline respectively should be asked for permission
before use of this product.
Furthermore, for general safety reasons, the use of this product in
environments with explosive atmospheres is not permitted.
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VCCI Class B Information
この装置は、クラスB情報技術装置です。この装置は、家庭環境で使
用することを目的としていますが、この装置がラジオやテレビジョン
受信機に近接して使用されると、受信障害を引き起こすことがあります。
取扱説明書に従って正しい取り扱いをしてください。
VCCI-B
Canadian regulatory information (Canada only)
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference
Regulation of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Note that Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) regulations
provide, that changes or modifications not expressly approved by
TOSHIBA Corporation could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exgences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouileur du Canada.
Following information is only valid for EU-member
States:
Disposal of products
The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that
products must be collected and disposed of separately
from household waste. Integrated batteries and
accumulators can be disposed of with the product. They
will be separated at the recycling centres.
The black bar indicates that the product was placed on the
market after August 13, 2005.
By participating in separate collection of products and
batteries, you will help to assure the proper disposal of
products and batteries and thus help to prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and human
health.
For more detailed information about the collection and
recycling programmes available in your country, please
visit our website (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com)
or contact your local city office or the shop where you
purchased the product.
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Disposal of batteries and/or accumulators
The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that
batteries and/or accumulators must be collected and
disposed of separately from household waste.
If the battery or accumulator contains more than the
specified values of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and/or
cadmium (Cd) defined in the Battery Directive (2006/66/
EC), then the chemical symbols for lead (Pb), mercury
(Hg) and/or cadmium (Cd) will appear below the crossed
out wheeled dust bin symbol.
By participating in separate collection of batteries, you will
help to assure the proper disposal of products and
batteries and thus help to prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health.
For more detailed information about the collection and
recycling programmes available in your country, please
visit our website (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com)
or contact your local city office or the shop where you
purchased the product.
These symbols may not stick depending on the country and region where
you purchased.
REACH - Compliance Statement
The new European Union (EU) chemical regulation, REACH (Registration,
Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), entered into force
on 1 June 2007. TOSHIBA will meet all REACH requirements and is
committed to provide our customers with information about the chemical
substances in our products according to REACH regulation.
Please consult the following website www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/
info/reach for information about the presence in our articles of substances
included on the candidate list according to article 59(1) of Regulation (EC)
No 1907/2006 („REACH“) in a concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight.
Following information is only for Turkey:
Compliant with EEE Regulations: TOSHIBA meets all requirements of
Turkish regulation 26891 “Restriction of the use of certain hazardous
substances in electrical and electronic equipment”.
The number of possible pixel failures of your display is defined
according to ISO 9241-307 standards. If the number of pixel failures is
less than this standard, they will not be counted as defect or failure.
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Battery is a consumption product, since the battery time depends on
the usage of your computer. If the battery can not be charged at all,
then it is a defect or failure. The changes in battery time is not a defect
or failure.
Following information is only for India:
The use of this symbol indicates that this product may not
be treated as household waste.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please visit our website (http://www.toshibaindia.com) or contact call center (1800-200-8674).
These symbols may not stick depending on the country and region where
you purchased.
Video Standard Notice
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC, THE VC-1 AND
MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR (I) ENCODING
VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE STANDARDS ("VIDEO")
AND/OR (II) DECODING AVC, VC-1 AND MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS
ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND
NONCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A
VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED BY MPEG LA TO PROVIDE SUCH
VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY
OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING THAT
RELATING TO PROMOTIONAL, INTERNAL AND COMMERCIAL USES
AND LICENSING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM.
OpenSSL Toolkit License Issues
LICENSE ISSUES
==============
The OpenSSL toolkit stays under a dual license, i.e. both the conditions of
the OpenSSL License and the original SSLeay license apply to the toolkit.
See below for the actual license texts. Actually both licenses are BSD-style
Open Source licenses. In case of any license issues related to OpenSSL
please contact openssl-core@openssl.org.
OpenSSL License
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-----------------------/*=====================================================
Copyright (c) 1998-2011 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
must display the following acknowledgment:
"This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for
use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)"
The names "OpenSSL Toolkit" and "OpenSSL Project" must not be
used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
without prior written permission. For written permission, please contact
openssl-core@openssl.org.
Products derived from this software may not be called "OpenSSL" nor
may "OpenSSL" appear in their names without prior written permission
of the OpenSSL Project.
Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
acknowledgment:
"This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for
use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)"
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenSSL PROJECT ``AS IS''
AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN
NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenSSL PROJECT OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
=====================================================
This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young
(eay@cryptsoft.com). This product includes software written by Tim
Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).
*/
Original SSLeay License
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---------------------------------/* Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com)
All rights reserved.
This package is an SSL implementation written by Eric Young
(eay@cryptsoft.com).
The implementation was written so as to conform with Netscapes SSL.
This library is free for commercial and non-commercial use as long as the
following conditions are aheared to. The following conditions apply to all
code found in this distribution, be it the RC4, RSA, lhash, DES, etc., code;
not just the SSL code. The SSL documentation included with this
distribution is covered by the same copyright terms except that the holder
is Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).
Copyright remains Eric Young's, and as such any Copyright notices in the
code are not to be removed.
If this package is used in a product, Eric Young should be given attribution
as the author of the parts of the library used.
This can be in the form of a textual message at program startup or in
documentation (online or textual) provided with the package.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1.
2.
3.
Redistributions of source code must retain the copyright notice, this list
of conditions and the following disclaimer.
Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
must display the following acknowledgement:
"This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young
(eay@cryptsoft.com)"
4.
The word 'cryptographic' can be left out if the rouines from the library
being used are not cryptographic related :-).
If you include any Windows specific code (or a derivative thereof) from
the apps directory (application code) you must include an
acknowledgement:
"This product includes software written by Tim Hudson
(tjh@cryptsoft.com)"
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY ERIC YOUNG ``AS IS'' AND ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO
EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF
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USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE
OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGE.
The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or
derivative of this code cannot be changed. i.e. this code cannot simply be
copied and put under another distribution licence [including the GNU Public
Licence.]
*/
ENERGY STAR® Program
Your Computer model may be ENERGY STAR®
compliant. If the model you purchased is compliant, it is
labeled with the ENERGY STAR logo on the computer and
the following information applies.
TOSHIBA is a partner in the ENERGY STAR Program and
has designed this computer to meet the latest ENERGY
STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Your computer
ships with the power management options preset to a
configuration that will provide the most stable operating
environment and optimum system performance for both
AC power and battery modes.
To conserve energy, your computer is set to enter the lowpower Sleep Mode which shuts down the system and
display within 15 minutes of inactivity in AC power mode.
TOSHIBA recommends that you leave this and other
energy saving features active, so that your computer will
operate at its maximum energy efficiency. You can wake
the computer from Sleep Mode by pressing the power
button.
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent
greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy
efficiency guidelines set by the US EPA and the EU
Commission. According to the EPA, a computer meeting
the new ENERGY STAR specifications will use between
20% and 50% less energy depending on how it is used.
Visit http://www.eu-energystar.org or http://
www.energystar.gov for more information regarding the
ENERGY STAR Program.
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Disposing of the computer and the computer's
batteries
Contact an authorized TOSHIBA service provider for details regarding
how to dispose of the computer and the batteries.
General Precautions
TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and
withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be
observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the
computer.
Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions
included in the text of the manual.
Provide adequate ventilation
Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate
ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on
or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your
computer is in Sleep Mode). In this condition, observe the following:
Never cover your computer or AC adaptor with any object.
Never place your computer or AC adaptor near a heat source, such as
an electric blanket or heater.
Never cover or block the air vents including those located at the base
of the computer.
Always operate your computer on a hard flat surface. Using your
computer on a carpet or other soft material can block the vents.
Always provide sufficient space around the computer.
Overheating your computer or AC adaptor could cause system failure,
computer or AC adaptor damage or a fire, possibly resulting in serious
injury.
Creating a computer-friendly environment
Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer
and any other items you are using, such as a printer.
Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to provide
adequate ventilation. Otherwise, they may overheat.
To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area
from:
Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight.
Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as
stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the
computer) or speakerphones.
Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature
change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.
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Extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
Liquids and corrosive chemicals.
Stress injury
Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. It contains
information on the prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists
that can be caused by extensive keyboard use. It also includes information
on work space design, posture and lighting that can help reduce physical
stress.
Heat injury
Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is
used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the
temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical
contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the
computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your
skin might suffer a low-heat injury.
If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact
with the metal plate supporting the various interface ports as this can
become hot.
The surface of the AC adaptor can become hot when in use but this
condition does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the
AC adaptor, you should disconnect it and let it cool before moving it.
Do not lay the AC adaptor on a material that is sensitive to heat as the
material could become damaged.
Pressure or impact damage
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of
strong impact as this can damage the computer's components or otherwise
cause it to malfunction.
Mobile phones
Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio
system. The operation of the computer will not be impaired in any way, but
it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between
the computer and a mobile phone that is in use.
Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
All important information on the safe and proper use of this computer is
described in the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. Be
sure to read it before using the computer.
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Information for Wireless Devices
Wireless LAN Interoperability
The Wireless LAN is compatible with other LAN systems Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum (DSSS) /Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM) radio technology, and is compliant to:
The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision a/b/g/n or b/g/
n), as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi®) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi
Alliance®.
The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®.
Bluetooth wireless technology Interoperability
Bluetooth™ Cards are designed to be interoperable with any product with
Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping Spread
Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
Bluetooth Specification (depending on the model you purchased), as
defined and approved by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
Logo certification with Bluetooth wireless technology as defined by the
Bluetooth Special interest Group.
Please note that it is not possible to confirm the operation of all functions of
all Bluetooth devices that are available. In view of this it may be noted that
some functions associated with a specific device might not operate
properly.
CAUTION about Wireless Devices
The wireless devices have not completed verification of connection and
operation with all devices which are using the Wireless LAN or Bluetooth
radio technology.
Bluetooth and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio
frequency range and may interfere with one another. If you use Bluetooth
and Wireless LAN devices simultaneously, you may occasionally
experience a less than optimal network performance or even lose your
network connection.
If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off either one
of your Bluetooth or Wireless LAN.
Please visit http://www.pc.support.global.toshiba.com, if you have any
questions about using Wireless LAN or Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA.
In Europe visit http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm
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Your Bluetooth product is not compatible with devices using Bluetooth
Version 1.0B specifications
Wireless Devices and your health
Wireless products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency
electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by Wireless products
however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by
wireless devices like for example mobile phones.
Because Wireless products operate within the guidelines found in radio
frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes
Wireless products is safe for use by consumers. These standards and
recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and
result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who
continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of Wireless products may be
restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of
the organization. These situations may for example include:
Using the Wireless products equipment on board of airplanes, or
In any other environment where the risk of interference to other
devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices
in a specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are
encouraged to ask for authorization to use the Wireless device prior to
turning on the equipment.
Radio Regulatory Information
The Wireless device is must be installed and used in strict accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that
comes with the product. This product complies with the following radio
frequency and safety standards.
Europe
Restrictions for Use of 2400.0-2483.5MHz Frequencies in Europe
France:
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Outdoor use
limited to 10mW
e.i.r.p. within the
band
2454-2483.5MHz
Military Radiolocation
use.Refarming of the 2.4GHz band
has been ongoing in recent years to
allow current relaxed regulation Full
implementation planned 2012.
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Italy:
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For private use, a general
authorization is required if WAS/
RLAN’s are used outside own
premises. For public use, a general
authorization is required.
Luxembourg:
Implemented
General authorization required for
network and service supply.
Norway:
Implemented
This subsection does not apply for
the geographical area within a
radius of 20 km from the centre of
Ny-Alesund.
Russian
Federation:
-
Only for indoor applications.
Restrictions for Use of 5150-5350MHz Frequencies in Europe
Italy:
-
For private use, a general
authorization is required if WAS/
RLAN’s are used outside own
premises.
Luxembourg:
Implemented
General authorization required for
network and service supply.
Russian
Federation:
Limited
e.i.r.p 100mW. Permitted to use
only for indoor applications, closed
industrial and warehouse areas,
and on board aircraft.
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Permitted to use for local
networks of aircraft crew
service communications on
board aircraft in area of the
airport and at all stages of
flight.
Permitted to use for public
wireless access local networks
on board aircraft during a flight
at the altitude not less than
3000m.
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Restrictions for Use of 5470-5725MHz Frequencies in Europe
Italy:
-
For private use, a general
authorization is required if WAS/
RLAN’s are used outside own
premises.
Luxembourg:
Implemented
General authorization required for
network and service supply
Russian
Federation:
Limited
e.i.r.p 100mW. Permitted to use
only for indoor applications, closed
industrial and warehouse areas,
and on board aircraft.
1.
2.
Permitted to use for local
networks of aircraft crew
service communications on
board aircraft in area of the
airport and at all stages of
flight.
Permitted to use for public
wireless access local networks
on board aircraft during a flight
at the altitude not less than
3000m.
To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for
Wireless LAN operation, the above 2.4GHz and 5GHz channel limitations
apply for outdoor usage. The user should use the wireless LAN utility to
check the current channel of operation. If operation is occurring outside of
the allowable frequencies for outdoor use, as listed above, the user must
contact the applicable national spectrum regulator to request a license for
outdoor operation.
Canada - Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that
the Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
USA-Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are
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designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation.
Refer to the FCC information section for the detailed information.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Wireless device is far below the FCC
radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Wireless device shall be
used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal
operation is minimized.
In the usual operating configuration, the distance between the antenna and
the user should not be less than 20cm. Please refer to the computer user’s
manual for the details regarding antenna location.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is
located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health
Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable
from Health Canada’s website www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Caution: Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to
5.25GHz frequency range.
Taiwan
Article 12
Without permission granted by the NCC, any
company, enterprise, or user is not allowed to
change frequency, enhance transmitting power or
alter original characteristic as well as performance
to an approved low power radio frequency devices.
Article 14
The low power radio-frequency devices shall not
influence aircraft security and interfere legal
communications;
If found, the user shall cease operating
immediately until no interference is achieved.
The said legal communications means radio
communications is operated in compliance with the
Telecommunications Act.
The low power radio-frequency devices must be
susceptible with the interference from legal
communications or ISM radio wave radiated
devices.
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Using this equipment in Japan
In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400MHz to 2,483.5MHz for second
generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment
overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station
and specified low-power radio station).
1. Important notice
The frequency bandwidth of this equipment may operate within the same
range as industrial devices, scientific devices, medical devices, microwave
ovens, licensed radio stations and non-licensed specified low-power radio
stations for mobile object identification systems (RFID) used in factory
production lines (Other Radio Stations).
1.
2.
3.
Before using this equipment, ensure that it does not interfere with any
of the equipment listed above.
If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations,
promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of
use, or turn off the source of emissions.
Contact an authorized TOSHIBA service provider if you have
problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio
Stations.
2. Indication for Wireless LAN
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
2.4 : This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4GHz.
DS : This equipment uses DS-SS modulation.
OF : This equipment uses OFDM modulation.
4 : The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m.
: This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400MHz
to 2,483.5MHz. It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object
identification systems.
3. Indication for Bluetooth
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
1.
2.
3.
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FH : This equipment uses FH-SS modulation.
1 : The interference range of this equipment is less than 10 m.
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4.
: This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400
MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile
object identification systems.
4. About the JEITA
5GHz Wireless LAN supports W52/W53/W56 Channel.
Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and it
belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data
communication system radio station stipulated in the Telecommunications
Business Law of Japan.
Realtek® RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC b/g/n
Wireless LAN
The Name of the radio equipment: RTL8188CE
Japan Approvals Institute for Telecommunications Equipment
Approval Number: D100075001
Realtek® RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC b/g/n
Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
The Name of the radio equipment: RTL8723AE
DSP Research, Inc.
Approval Number: D111514003
Atheros WB225 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
The Name of the radio equipment: AR5B225
DSP Research, Inc.
Approval Number: D110317003
Atheros HB125 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
The Name of the radio equipment: AR5B125
DSP Research, Inc.
Approval Number: D110320003
The following restrictions apply:
Do not disassemble or modify the device.
Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
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Radio approvals for wireless devices
Approved Countries/Regions for Wireless Devices
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions
in the following table.
Do not use this equipment in the countries/regions which are not listed in
the table below.
As of Aug. 2012
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Cyprus
Czech Rep
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UK
USA
Legal Footnotes
Non-applicable Icons
Certain computer chassis are designed to accommodate all possible
configurations for an entire product series. Therefore, please be aware that
your selected model may not have all the features and specifications
corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the computer
chassis.
CPU
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Performance Legal Footnotes.
CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications
under the following conditions:
use of certain external peripheral products
use of battery power instead of AC power
use of certain multimedia, computer generated graphics or video
applications
use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
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use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided
design applications
use of several applications or functionalities simultaneously
use of computer in areas with low air pressure (high altitude >1,000
meters or >3,280 feet above sea level)
use of computer at temperatures outside the range of 5°C to 30°C
(41°F to 86°F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature
references are approximate and may vary depending on the specific
computer model - please refer to your computer documentation or visit
the TOSHIBA website at www.pcsupport.toshiba.com for details).
CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design
configuration.
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically shutdown. This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk of lost
data or damage to the product when used outside recommended
conditions. To avoid risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data
by periodically storing it on an external storage medium. For optimum
performance, use your computer product only under recommended
conditions. Read additional restrictions in your product documentation.
Contact TOSHIBA technical service and support, refer to TOSHIBA support
section for more information.
64-Bit Computing
64-bit processors are designed to take advantage of 32 and 64 bit
computing.
64-bit computing requires that the following hardware and software
requirements are met:
64-bit Operating System
64-bit CPU, Chipset and BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
64-bit Device drivers
64-bit applications
Certain device drivers and/or applications may not be compatible with a 64bit CPU and therefore may not function properly.
Memory (Main System)
Part of the main system memory may be used by the graphics system for
graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of main system
memory available for other computing activities. The amount of main
system memory allocated to support graphics may vary depending on the
graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other
factors.
If your computer is configured with more than 3 GB memory, the memory
might be displayed as approximately 3 GB only (depending on the
computer’s hardware specifications).
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This is correct because the operating system usually displays the available
memory instead of the physical memory (RAM) built into the computer.
Various system components (like the video adapter’s GPU and PCI
devices like Wireless LAN, etc.) require their own memory space. Since a
32-bit operating system cannot address more than 4 GB of memory, these
system resources overlap the physical memory. It is a technical limitation
that the overlapped memory is not available to the operating system. Even
though some tools might display the actual physical memory built into your
computer, the memory available to the operating system will still be
approximately 3 GB only.
Computers configured with a 64-bit operating system can address 4 GB or
more of system memory.
Battery Life
Battery life may vary considerably depending on product model,
configuration, applications, power management settings and features
utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the
design of individual components. Published battery life numbers are
achieved on select models and configurations tested by TOSHIBA at the
time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may
not charge while computer is consuming full power.
After going through many charge and discharge cycles, the battery will lose
its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced.
This is a normal phenomenon for all batteries. To purchase a new battery
pack, see the accessories information that is shipped with your computer.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Capacity
1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10.
The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using
powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and
therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also
be less if the product includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software
applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
LCD
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer, the
brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic
characteristic of LCD technology.
Maximum brightness is only available when operating in AC power mode.
Screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery power and you
may not be able to increase the brightness of the screen.
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Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
Graphics processing unit (GPU) performance may vary depending on
product model, design configuration, applications, power management
settings and features utilized. GPU performance is only optimized when
operating in AC power mode and may decrease considerably when
operating in battery power mode.
Total Available Graphics Memory is the total of, as applicable, Dedicated
Video Memory, System Video Memory and Shared System Memory.
Shared System Memory will vary depending on system memory size and
other factors.
Wireless LAN
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which
wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations.
The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum
speed.
Copy Protection
Applicable copy protection standards included in certain media may
prevent or limit recording or viewing of the media.
Messages
Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your
attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which could result in death or
serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use of equipment or
failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or damage your
equipment.
Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make best use of
your equipment.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and basic information to
start using your computer.
Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if
you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA.
Equipment checklist
Carefully unpack your computer, taking care to save the box and
packaging materials for future use.
Hardware
Check to make sure you have all the following items:
TOSHIBA Portable Personal Computer
AC adaptor and power cord (2-pin plug or 3-pin plug)
Documentation
User Information Guide
Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
If any of the items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer
immediately.
Conventions
This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight
terms and operating procedures.
HDD or Hard disk
drive
Click
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Some models are equipped with a "Solid State
Drive (SSD)" instead of a hard disk drive. In this
manual, the word "HDD" or "Hard disk drive" also
refers to the SSD unless otherwise stated.
Tap the Touch Pad or click the left Touch
Pad control button once.
Left click the mouse once.
Tap the touch screen once (only for touch
screen models).
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Right-click
Click the right Touch Pad control button
once.
Right click the mouse once.
Press and hold on the touch screen (only for
touch screen models).
Double-click
Tap the Touch Pad or click the left Touch
Pad control button twice.
Left click the mouse twice.
Tap the touch screen twice (only for touch
screen models).
Drag and drop
Click to select the item(s) you want to move,
leave your finger on the items after the second
click and then move to their new destination.
Charm
By swiping in from the right edge (only for touch
screen models) or pointing the mouse pointer to
the lower-right (or upper-right) corner of your
screen, you will find a list of charms: Search,
Share, Start, Devices and Settings.
Desktop
Click the Desktop tile from the Start screen to
access the desktop that you’re already familiar
with.
Start screen
You can go to the Start screen by clicking the
Start charm. You can also use the Windows logo
) on your keyboard to go to Start screen.
key (
For detailed information, please refer to the
Windows Help and Support.
Using your product for the first time
Be sure to read the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for
information on the safe and proper use of this computer. It is intended to
help you be more comfortable and productive while using a notebook
computer. By following the recommendations in it you may reduce your
chance of developing a painful or disabling injury to your hand, arms,
shoulders or neck.
This section provides basic information to start using your computer. It
covers the following topics:
Connecting the AC adaptor
Opening the display
Turning on the power
Initial setup
Getting to know the Start screen
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Use a virus-check program and make sure it is updated regularly.
Never format storage media without checking its content - formatting
destroys all stored data.
It is a good idea to periodically back up the internal Hard Disk Drive or
other main storage device to external media. General storage media is
not durable or stable over long periods of time and under certain
conditions may result in data loss.
Before you install a device or application, save any data in memory to
the Hard Disk Drive or other storage media. Failure to do so may
result in the loss of data.
Connecting the AC adaptor
Attach the AC adaptor when you need to charge the battery or you want to
operate from AC power. It is also the fastest way to get started, because
the battery pack will need to be charged before you can operate from
battery power.
The AC adaptor can automatically adjust to any voltage ranging from 100
to 240 volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to use
this computer in almost any country/region. The adaptor converts AC
power to DC power and reduces the voltage supplied to this computer.
Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your
computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk
of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC
adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting
in serious injury. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage
caused by use of an incompatible adaptor.
Never plug the AC adaptor into a power source that does not
correspond to both the voltage and the frequency specified on the
regulatory label of the unit. Failure to do so could result in a fire or
electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury.
Always use or purchase power cables that comply with the legal
voltage and frequency specifications and requirements in the country
of use. Failure to do so could result in a fire or electric shock, possibly
resulting in serious injury.
The supplied power cord conforms to safety rules and regulations in
the region the product is bought and should not be used outside this
region. For use in other regions, please buy power cords that conform
to safety rules and regulations in the particular region.
Do not use a 3-pin to 2-pin conversion plug.
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When you connect the AC adaptor to the computer, always follow the
steps in the exact order as described in the User’s Manual.
Connecting the power cable to a live electrical outlet should be the last
step otherwise the adaptor DC output plug could hold an electrical
charge and cause an electrical shock or minor bodily injury when
touched. As a general safety precaution, avoid touching any metal
parts.
Never place your computer or AC adaptor on a wooden surface,
furniture, or any other surface that could be marred by exposure to
heat since the computer base and AC adaptor's surface increase in
temperature during normal use.
Always place your computer or AC adaptor on a flat and hard surface
that is resistant to heat damage.
Refer to the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for
detailed precautions and handling instructions.
1.
Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
Figure 2-1 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (2-pin plug)
Figure 2-2 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (3-pin plug)
Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer
depending on the model.
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2.
Connect the AC adaptor’s DC output plug to the DC IN 19V jack on
the right of the computer.
Figure 2-3 Connecting the DC output plug to the computer
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1
1. DC IN 19V jack
3.
2. DC output plug
Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet - the DC IN/Battery indicator
on the front of the computer should glow.
Opening the display
The display panel can be opened to a wide range of angles for optimal
viewing.
While holding down the palm rest with one hand so that the main body of
the computer is not raised, slowly lift the display panel - this will allow the
angle of the display panel to be adjusted to provide optimum clarity.
Figure 2-4 Opening the display panel
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1. Display panel
Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel. Opening
it vigorously or slamming it shut could damage the computer.
Be careful not to open the display panel too far as this could put stress
on the display panel’s hinges and cause damage.
Do not press or push on the display panel.
Do not lift the computer by the display panel.
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Do not close the display panel with pens or any other objects left in
between the display panel and the keyboard.
When opening or closing the display panel, place one hand on the
palm rest to hold the computer in place and use the other hand to
slowly open or close the display panel (Do not use excessive force
when opening or closing the display panel).
Turning on the power
This section describes how to turn on the power - the Power indicator will
then indicate the status. Please refer to the Monitoring of power condition
section for more information.
After you turn on the power for the first time, do not turn it off until you
have set up the operating system.
Volume cannot be adjusted during Windows Setup.
1.
2.
Open the display panel.
Press and hold the computer's power button for two or three seconds.
Figure 2-6 Turning on the power
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1. Power button
Initial setup
The Windows 8 Startup Screen will be the first screen displayed when you
turn on the power. Follow the on-screen instructions on each screen in
order to properly install the operating system.
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When it is displayed, be sure to read the License Terms carefully.
Getting to know the Start screen
The Windows 8 Start screen provides you a new and easy way to access
your favorite things, such as apps, websites and contacts.
By pointing the mouse pointer to the lower-right (or upper-right) corner of
your screen, you will find a list of charms with different demands, including
basic tasks such as turning off the power and advanced PC settings.
You can also find the settings and features that you're familiar with by
clicking the Desktop tile from the Start screen.
For detailed information on what is new and how to operate Windows 8,
please refer to the Windows Help and Support.
Turning off the power
The power can be turned off in one of the following modes, either Shut
Down Mode, Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode.
Shut Down Mode
When you turn off the power in Shut Down Mode, no data will be saved
and the computer will boot to the operating system's main screen the next
time it is turned on.
1.
2.
If you have entered data, either save it to the Hard Disk Drive or to
other storage media.
Make sure all disk/disc activity has stopped before removing the disc.
If you turn off the power while a disk (disc) is being accessed, you may
lose data or damage the disk.
Never turn off the power while an application is running. Doing so
could cause loss of data.
Never turn off the power, disconnect an external storage device or
remove storage media during data read/write. Doing so can cause
data loss.
3.
4.
5.
Click the Settings charm.
Click Power and then select Shut down.
Turn off any peripheral devices connected to your computer.
Do not turn the computer or peripheral devices back on immediately - wait
a short period to avoid any potential damage.
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Restarting the computer
Certain conditions require that you reset the computer, for example if:
You change certain computer settings.
An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard
commands.
If you need to restart the computer, there are three ways this can be
achieved:
In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.
Press CTRL, ALT and DEL simultaneously (once) to display the menu
window, and then select Restart by clicking the power icon ( ) in the
lower-right corner.
Press the power button and hold it down for five seconds. Once the
computer has turned itself off, wait between ten and fifteen seconds
before turning the power on again by pressing the power button.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you are able to turn off the power without
exiting from your software by placing the computer into Sleep Mode. In this
mode data is maintained in the computer's main memory so that when you
turn on the power again, you can continue working right where you left off.
When you have to turn off your computer aboard an aircraft or in places
where electronic devices are regulated or controlled, always completely
shut down the computer. This includes turning off any wireless
communication functionalities, and cancelling settings that reactivate the
computer automatically, such as a timer recording function. Failure to
completely shut down the computer in this way could allow the operating
system to reactivate and run pre-programmed tasks or preserve unsaved
data, which could interfere with aviation or other systems, possibly causing
serious injury.
Before entering Sleep Mode, be sure to save your data.
Do not switch to Sleep Mode while transferring data to external media,
such as USB devices, memory media or other external memory
devices. Data will be lost.
When the AC adaptor is connected, the computer will go into Sleep
Mode according to the settings in the Power Options (to access it,
click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> System and
Security -> Power Options).
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To restore the operation of the computer from Sleep Mode, press and
hold the power button or any key on the keyboard for a short amount
of time. Please note that keyboard keys can only be used if the Wakeup on Keyboard option is enabled within the TOSHIBA System
Settings.
If the computer enters Sleep Mode while a network application is
active, the application might not be restored when the computer is
next turned on and the system returns from Sleep Mode.
To prevent the computer from automatically entering Sleep Mode,
disable Sleep Mode within the Power Options.
To use the Hybrid Sleep function, configure it in the Power Options.
Benefits of Sleep Mode
The Sleep Mode feature provides the following benefits:
Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than does
the Hibernation Mode feature.
Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer
receives no input or hardware access for the time period set by the
System Sleep Mode feature.
Allows the use of the panel power off feature.
Executing Sleep Mode
You can enter Sleep Mode in one of three ways:
In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Sleep.
Close the display panel. Please note that this feature must be enabled
within the Power Options.
Press the power button. Please note that this feature must be enabled
within the Power Options.
When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when
you shut down the computer.
When the computer is in Sleep Mode, the Power indicator will blink
amber.
If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can lengthen
the overall operating time by turning it off into Hibernation Mode Sleep Mode will consume more power while the computer is off.
Sleep Mode limitations
Sleep Mode will not function under the following conditions:
Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down.
Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise.
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Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation Mode feature saves the contents of memory to the Hard
Disk Drive when the computer is turned off so that, the next time it is turned
on, the previous state is restored. Please note that the Hibernation Mode
feature does not save the status of any peripheral devices connected to the
computer.
Save your data. While entering Hibernation Mode, the computer saves
the contents of memory to the Hard Disk Drive. However, for safety
sake, it is best to save your data manually.
Data will be lost if you disconnect the AC adaptor before the save is
completed.
Do not switch to Hibernation Mode while transferring data to external
media, such as USB devices, memory media or other external
memory devices. Data will be lost.
Benefits of Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits:
Saves data to the Hard Disk Drive when the computer automatically
shuts down because of a low battery condition.
You can return to your previous working environment immediately
when you turn on the computer.
Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer
receives no input or hardware access for the time period set by the
System Hibernate feature.
Allows the use of the panel power off feature.
Starting Hibernation Mode
To enter Hibernation Mode, follow the steps below.
1.
2.
Click the Settings charm.
Click Power and then select Hibernate.
In order to show Hibernate in Power menu, you need to setup according to
the following steps:
1. Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> System and
Security -> Power Options.
2. Click Choose what the power button does or Choose what closing
the lid does.
3. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
4. Select the Hibernate check box from Shutdown settings.
5. Click the Save changes button.
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Automatic Hibernation Mode
The computer can be configured to enter Hibernation Mode automatically
when you press the power button or close the lid. In order to define these
settings, you can follow the steps as described below:
1.
2.
3.
Click Power Options and then click Choose what the power button
does or Choose what closing the lid does.
Enable the desired Hibernation Mode settings for When I press the
power button and When I close the lid.
Click the Save changes button.
Data save in Hibernation Mode
When you turn off the power in Hibernation Mode, the computer will take a
moment to save the current data in memory to the Hard Disk Drive.
After you turn off the computer, and the content of memory has been saved
to the Hard Disk Drive, turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
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Chapter 3
The Grand Tour
This chapter identifies the various components of the computer - it is
recommended that you become familiar with each before you operate the
computer.
Legal Footnote (Non-applicable Icons)
For more information regarding Non-applicable Icons, please refer to the
Legal Footnotes section.
Please handle your computer carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the
surface.
Front with the display closed
The following figure shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the
closed position.
Figure 3-1 Front of the computer with display panel closed
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1. DC IN/Battery indicator
2. Power indicator
DC IN/Battery
indicator
2
3
3. Wireless communication indicator
4. Memory media slot
The DC IN/Battery indicator shows the condition
of the DC IN and the battery's charge - white
indicates the battery is fully charged while the
power is being correctly supplied from the AC
power adaptor.
Please refer to the Monitoring of power condition
section for more information on this feature.
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Power indicator
The Power indicator normally glows white when
the computer is turned on. However, if you turn
the computer off into Sleep Mode, this indicator
will blink amber - approximately two seconds on,
two seconds off.
Wireless
communication
indicator
The Wireless communication indicator glows
amber when the Bluetooth, Wireless LAN or
Wireless WAN functions are turned on.
Only some models are equipped with Bluetooth
and Wireless LAN functions.
Some models are equipped with a Wireless WAN
module.
Memory media slot
This slot lets you insert an SD™/SDHC™/
SDXC™ memory card, miniSD™/microSD™
Card, Memory Stick™ (PRO™) and
MultiMediaCard™. Refer to the Memory media
section for more information.
Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of
the Memory media slot. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit,
which can cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.
Left side
The following figure shows the computer’s left side.
Figure 3-2 The left side of the computer
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1. Security lock slot
2. LAN jack
Security lock slot
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3. Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) ports
A security cable can be attached to this slot and
then connected to a desk or other large object in
order to deter theft of the computer.
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LAN jack
This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor
has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10
megabits per second, 10BASE-T) or Fast
Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX). Refer to Operating Basics, for
details.
Do not connect any cable other than a LAN cable to the LAN jack. It
could cause damage or malfunction.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 3.0) ports
Two Universal Serial Bus ports, which comply to
the USB 3.0 standard, are provided on the right
side of the computer.
The USB 3.0 port is compliant with USB 3.0
standard and backward compatible with USB 2.0
devices.
Please note that it is not possible to confirm the operation of all functions of
all USB devices that are available. In view of this it may be noted that some
functions associated with a specific device might not operate properly.
USB 3.0 port(s) may work as USB 2.0 port(s) when operating in USB
Legacy Emulation mode.
Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of
the USB port. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can
cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.
Right side
The following figure shows the computer’s right side.
Figure 3-3 The right side of the computer
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2
3
1. Headphone jack
2. Microphone jack
3. Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) port
Headphone jack
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4. HDMI out port
5. DC IN 19V jack
A 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables
connection of stereo headphones.
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Microphone jack
A 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of a three-conductor mini jack for
stereo microphone input.
The jack with the icon (
) has Sleep and Music
function.
The integrated sound system provides support for the computer's internal
speakers and microphone, as well as allowing an external microphone and
headphones to be connected via the appropriate jacks.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 3.0) port
One Universal Serial Bus port, which complies to
the USB 3.0 standard, is provided on the right
side of the computer.
The USB 3.0 port is compliant with USB 3.0
standard and backward compatible with USB 2.0
devices.
The port with the icon has Sleep and Charge
function.
HDMI out port
HDMI out port can connect with Type A
connector HDMI cable.
DC IN 19V jack
The AC adaptor connects to this jack in order to
power the computer and charge its internal
batteries. Please note that you should only use
the model of AC adaptor supplied with the
computer at the time of purchase - using the
wrong AC adaptor can cause damage to the
computer.
Underside
The following figure shows the underside of the computer. You should
ensure that the display is closed before the computer is turned over to
avoid causing any damage.
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Figure 3-4 The underside of the computer
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2
1. Force Shut down hole
2. Cooling vents
Force Shut down hole Insert a slender object such as a needle into this
hole to force shut down the computer when the
system is hung up.
Cooling vents
The cooling vents help the processor to avoid
overheating.
Do not block the cooling vents. Keep foreign metal objects, such as
screws, staples and paper clips, out of the cooling vents. Foreign metal
objects can create a short circuit, which can cause damage and fire,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
Carefully clean the dust on the cooling vents’ surface using a soft cloth.
Front with the display open
This section shows the computer with the display panel open. In order to
open the display, lift the display panel up and position it at a comfortable
viewing angle for you.
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Figure 3-5 The front of the computer with the display panel open
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1. Wireless communication antennas
(not shown)*
2. Microphone
3. Web Camera LED
4. Web Camera
5. Display screen
6. Power button
7. Stereo speakers
8. Display hinges
9. Keyboard
10. Touch Pad
11. Touch Pad control buttons
12. LCD Sensor switch (not shown)
* Provided with some models.
Product appearance depends on the model you purchased.
Wireless
communication
antennas
Some computers in this series are equipped with
the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth antennas.
Some computers in this series are equipped with
the Wireless WAN/WiMAX antennas.
Legal Footnote (Wireless LAN)
For more information regarding Wireless LAN, please refer to the Legal
Footnotes section.
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Microphone
The built-in microphone allows you to import and
record sounds for your application - please refer
to the Sound System and Video mode section for
more information.
Web Camera LED
The Web Camera LED glows when the Web
Camera is operating.
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Web Camera
Web Camera is a device that allows you to
record video or take photographs with your
computer. You can use it for video chatting or
video conferences using a communication tool.
Enables the transmission of video and use of
video chat via the internet using specialized
applications.
Do not point the web camera directly at the sun.
Do not touch or press strongly on the web camera lens. Doing so may
reduce image quality. Use an eyeglass cleaner (cleaner cloth) or other
soft cloth to clean the lens if it becomes dirty.
Display screen
36.6cm (14.4") LCD screen, configured with the
following resolution:
HD, 1792 horizontal x 768 vertical pixels
Please be aware that, when the computer is
operating on the AC adaptor, the image
displayed on the internal screen will be
somewhat brighter than when it operates on
battery power. This difference in brightness
levels is intended to save power when operating
on batteries.
Legal Footnote (LCD)
For more information regarding LCD, please refer to the Legal Footnotes
section.
Power button
Press this button to turn the computer's power on
or off.
Stereo speakers
The speakers emit sound generated by your
software as well as audio alarms, such as low
battery condition, generated by the system.
Display hinges
The display hinges allow the display panel to be
positioned at a variety of easy-to-view angles.
Keyboard
The internal keyboard provides the dedicated
numeric keys, dedicated cursor control keys,
and keys.
Refer to the The Keyboard section for details.
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Touch Pad
The Touch Pad located in the palm rest is used
to control the movement of the on-screen pointer.
To use the Touch Pad, simply touch and move
your fingertip across it in the direction you want
the on-screen pointer to go.
Touch Pad control
buttons
The two buttons below the Touch Pad are used
like the buttons on a standard mouse - press the
left button to select a menu item or to manipulate
text or graphics designated by the pointer, and
press the right button to display a menu or other
function depending on the software you are
using.
LCD Sensor switch
This switch senses when the display panel is
either closed or opened and activates the Panel
Power On/Off feature as appropriate. For
example, when you close the display panel the
computer enters Hibernation Mode and shuts
itself down and then, when you next open the
display, the computer will automatically start up
and return you to the application you were
previously working on.
You can specify within the Power Options.
To access it, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist > Control Panel -> System and Security ->
Power Options.
Internal Hardware Components
This section describes the internal hardware components of your computer.
The actual specifications may vary depending on the model you
purchased.
CPU
The processor type varies depending on model.
To check which type of processor is included in
your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic
Tool Utility by clicking Desktop -> Desktop
Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC
Diagnostic Tool.
Legal Footnote (CPU)
For more information regarding CPU, please refer to the Legal Footnotes
section.
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Hard Disk Drive or
Solid State Drive
The size of the hard disk drive varies depending
on the model.
To check which type of HDD/SSD is included in
your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic
Tool Utility by clicking Desktop -> Desktop
Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC
Diagnostic Tool.
Please note that part of the hard disk's overall
capacity is reserved as administration space.
In this manual, the word "HDD" or "Hard disk drive" also refers to the
SSD unless otherwise stated.
SSD is a large-capacity storage media which uses Solid-State
Memory in place of a magnetic disk of the hard disk.
Under certain unusual conditions of prolonged non-use and/or exposure to
high temperatures, the SSD may be vulnerable to data retention errors.
Legal Footnote (Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Capacity)
For more information regarding Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Capacity, please
refer to the Legal Footnotes section.
RTC battery
The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time
Clock (RTC) and calendar.
Video RAM
The memory in a computer's graphics adaptor,
used to store the image displayed on a bitmap
display.
The amount of Video RAM available is
dependent on the computer's system memory.
Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel ->
Appearance and Personalization -> Display ->
Adjust resolution.
The amount of Video RAM can be verified by
clicking the Advanced settings button in the
Screen Resolution window.
Legal Footnote (Memory (Main System))
For more information regarding Memory (Main System), please refer to the
Legal Footnotes section.
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Display controller
The display controller interprets software
commands into hardware commands that turn
particular parts on the screen on or off.
The display controller also controls the video
mode and uses industry standard rules to govern
the screen resolution and the maximum number
of colors that can be displayed at any one time.
Therefore, software written for a given video
mode will run on any computer that supports that
mode.
Legal Footnote (Graphics Processing Unit (GPU))
For more information regarding Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), please
refer to the Legal Footnotes section.
Intel® Display Power Saving Technology
Intel GPU model may include the Display Power Saving Technology
feature that can save the computer's power consumption by optimizing
picture contrast on the internal LCD.
This feature can be used if the computer is:
running under battery mode
using the internal LCD display only
The Display Power Saving Technology feature is enabled at factory default.
If you want to disable the feature, you can disable it.
The Display Power Saving Technology feature can be disabled in the Intel®
Graphics and Media Control Panel.
You can access this control panel in the following way:
Right-click on the desktop and click Graphics Properties....
In this control panel:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Power.
Select On battery from the drop-down menu in Power Source.
Clear the Display Power Saving Technology check box.
Click OK.
If you want to enable this feature, under the conditions mentioned above,
select the Display Power Saving Technology check box.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
This computer supports Intel® Rapid Start Technology which enables the
computer to change to Hibernation Mode from Sleep Mode after a specified
period of time.
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With the Intel® Rapid Start Technology, the Windows can rapidly resume
from Hibernation Mode and battery life will be longer than when in Sleep
Mode.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology is enabled at factory default. The computer
will switch to Hibernation Mode after two hours of Sleep Mode.
You can use BIOS Setup to enable/disable the function and change the
specified time setting from Sleep Mode to Hibernation Mode.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press and hold the F2 key, and then turn on the computer - the BIOS
setup utility will load.
Select Power Management.
Enable/Disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology function.
You can select the period of time from Sleep Mode to Hibernation
Mode using Rapid Start Entry after. If the Immediately option is
selected, the computer will switch to Hibernation Mode immediately
after your computer goes into the Sleep Mode.
When Intel® Rapid Start Technology is enabled, switching from Sleep
Mode to Hibernation Mode consumes power. When you carry your
computer aboard on an aircraft or in places where electronic devices
are regulated or controlled, always power off your computer.
When Intel® Rapid Start Technology is enabled, Wake-up on LAN,
Wake-up on USB or Wake-up from Sleep Mode automatically
functions are not available when the computer has been switched from
Sleep Mode to Hibernation Mode.
The Windows cannot be restored normally if the battery is exhausted
when the computer is moving from Sleep Mode to Hibernation Mode.
The partition allocation on the Solid State Drive for the Intel® Rapid
Start Technology cannot be deleted even if Intel® Rapid Start
Technology is disabled.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology can be used only for Windows 8.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology cannot be used in models that do not
equipped with a Solid State Drive.
The Windows restore time from Hibernation Mode depends on the
amount of system memory used in the computer.
Monitoring of power condition
Power conditions
The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected
by different power conditions, including whether an AC adaptor is
connected and what the charge level is for that battery.
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The LED in the table below refers to the DC IN/Battery indicator.
Power on
Power off
(no operation)
AC adaptor
connected
Battery fully
charged
• Operates
• No charge
• No charge
• LED: white
• LED: white
AC adaptor
not
connected
Battery partially
charged or no
charge
• Operates
• Quick charge
• Charge
• LED: amber
Remaining
battery capacity
is above low
battery trigger
point
• Operates
Remaining
battery capacity
is below low
battery trigger
point
• Operates
Remaining
battery capacity
is exhausted
Computer shuts
down
• LED: amber
• LED: off
• LED: flashes
amber
DC IN/Battery indicator
Check the DC IN/Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery
pack and the power status with the AC adaptor connected. The following
indicator conditions should be noted:
Flashing amber
Amber
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The battery charge is low. The AC adaptor
must be connected in order to recharge the
battery.
Indicates a problem with the power supply.
You should initially try plugging the AC
adaptor into another power outlet - if it still
does not operate properly, you should
contact your reseller or dealer.
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the
battery is charging.
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White
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the
battery is fully charged.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light.
If the battery pack becomes too hot while it is being charged, the charge
will stop and the DC IN/Battery indicator will go out. When the battery
pack's temperature falls to a normal range, charging will resume - this
process will occur regardless of whether the computer's power is on or off.
Power indicator
Check the Power indicator to determine the power status of the computer the following indicator conditions should be noted:
White
Indicates power is being supplied to the
computer and the computer is turned on.
Flashing amber
Indicates that the computer is in Sleep Mode and
that there is sufficient power available (AC
adaptor or battery) to maintain this condition. In
Sleep Mode, this indicator will turn on for one
second and off for two seconds.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light.
Specifications
This section summarizes the computer’s technical specifications.
Physical Dimensions
Size
Approximately 368.5 (w) x 200 (d) x 20.8 (h) millimeters
(not including parts that extend beyond the main body).
Environmental Requirements
Conditions
Ambient temperature
Relative humidity
Operating
5°C (41°F) to 35°C
(95°F)
20% to 80%
(noncondensing)
Non-operating
-20°C (-4°F) to 60°C
(140°F)
10% to 90%
(noncondensing)
Wet-bulb temperature 29°C maximum
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Conditions
Altitude (from sea
level)
Operating
-60 to 3,000 meters
Non-operating
-60 to 10,000 meters
maximum
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
100-240V AC
50 or 60 Hz (cycles per second)
Computer
19V DC
AC Power Cord and Connectors
The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various
international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for
the country/region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following
specifications:
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Certification agencies
China:
CQC
U.S. and Canada:
UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2
Australia:
AS
Japan:
DENANHO
Europe:
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Austria:
OVE
Italy:
IMQ
Belgium:
CEBEC
The Netherlands:
KEMA
Denmark:
DEMKO
Norway:
NEMKO
Finland:
FIMKO
Sweden:
SEMKO
France:
LCIE
Switzerland:
SEV
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Germany:
VDE
United Kingdom:
BSI
In Europe, two conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or
H03VVH2-F and for three conductors power cord must be VDE type,
H05VV-F.
For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a
2-15P (250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug configuration must be
6-15P (250V) or 5-15P (125V) as designated in the U.S. National Electrical
code handbook and the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U.S.A. and
Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and China.
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USA
United Kingdom
UL approved
BS approved
Australia
Europe
AS approved
Approved by the appropriate
agency
Canada
China
CSA approved
CCC approved
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer, highlights
the precautions that should be taken when using it.
The Keyboard
The computer’s keyboard layouts are compatible with a 104/105-key
enhanced keyboard - by pressing some keys in combination, all of the
104/105-key enhanced keyboard functions can be performed on the
computer.
The number of keys available on your keyboard will depend on which
country/region your computer is configured for, with keyboards being
available for numerous languages.
In use there are different types of keys, specifically typewriter keys,
function keys, soft keys and Windows special keys.
Never remove the key caps on your keyboard. Doing so could cause
damage to the parts under the key caps.
Keyboard indicators
The following figure shows the position of the CAPS LOCK indicator and
the NUM LOCK indicator which show the following conditions:
When the CAPS LOCK indicator glows, the keyboard will produce
capitals when any letter is typed.
Figure 4-1 Keypad indicator
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1. CAPS LOCK indicator
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This indicator glows green when letter keys are
locked into their uppercase format.
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Function Key
The function keys (F1~F12) are the twelve keys at the top of your
keyboard.
The FN key is used in combination with other keys to form soft keys. Soft
keys are key combinations that enable, disable or configure specific
features.
Please note that some software may disable or interfere with soft-key
operations, and that the soft-key settings are not restored when the
computer returns from Sleep Mode.
You can configure the Function Keys Mode by selecting the "Special
function mode" or "Standard F1-F12 mode". Please refer to the TOSHIBA
System Settings section.
Function keys let you enable or disable certain features of the computer.
The functions can be performed by pressing the associated function keys.
Special
function mode
Standard F1F12 mode
Function
F1
FN + F1
Launches the help file supplied with
the software.
F2
FN + F2
Decreases the computer's display
panel brightness in individual steps.
F3
FN + F3
Increases the computer's display
panel brightness in individual steps.
F4
FN + F4
Changes the active display device.
To use a simultaneous mode, you
must set the resolution of the internal
display panel to match the resolution
of the external display device.
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F5
FN + F5
Enables or disables the Touch Pad.
F6
FN + F6
Moves media backward.
F7
FN + F7
Plays or pauses media playback.
F8
FN + F8
Moves media forward.
F9
FN + F9
Decreases the computer's volume.
F10
FN + F10
Increases the computer's volume.
F11
FN + F11
Turns the sound on or off.
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Special
function mode
Standard F1F12 mode
Function
F12
FN + F12
Turns the Airplane mode on or off.
FN + 1
FN + 1
Reduces the icon size on the desktop
or the font sizes within one of the
supported application windows.
FN + 2
FN + 2
Enlarges the icon size on the desktop
or the font sizes within one of the
supported application windows.
FN + Space
FN + Space
Changes the display resolution.
FN +
FN +
Turns the keyboard backlight on or
off. This function is supported with
some models.
Some functions will show the toast notification at the edge of the screen.
Those toast notifications are disabled at factory default. You can enable
them in the TOSHIBA Function Key application.To access it, click Desktop
-> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> TOSHIBA Function key.
Windows special keys
The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows,
the Windows Start Button key activates the Start screen while the
application key has the same function as the secondary (right) mouse
button.
This key activates the Start screen.
This key has the same function as the secondary (right) mouse button.
Generating ASCII characters
Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard
operation, but you are able to generate these characters using their
specific ASCII codes.
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2.
3.
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Hold down ALT key.
Using the numeric keypad, type the ASCII code of the character you
require.
Release ALT - the ASCII character will appear on the display screen.
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TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER
Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA
VIDEO PLAYER:
Notes on use
This software can only be used on Windows 8.
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER software is supported for playback of DVD
and video file (via an optional external optical disc drive).
Frame dropping, audio skipping or out of sync audio and video may
occur during playback of some video titles.
Close all other applications when using the TOSHIBA VIDEO
PLAYER. Do not open any other applications or carry out any other
operations during video playback. Playback may stop or not function
properly in some situations.
Unfinalized DVDs created on home DVD recorders may not be
playable on the computer.
Use DVD-Video discs with a region code which is either "the same as
the factory default setting" (if applicable) or "ALL".
Do not playback video while watching or recording television programs
using other applications. Doing so may cause video playback or
television program recording errors. In addition, if prescheduled
recording starts during video playback it may cause video playback or
television program recording errors. Please view video during times
when there is no recording prescheduled.
The resume function cannot be used with some discs on the
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER.
It is recommended the AC adaptor be connected when playing video.
Power saving features may interfere with smooth playback. When
playing video using battery power, set the Power Options to "Balance".
The screen saver is disabled during video playback using the
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER. The computer will not automatically go
into Hibernation, Sleep, or shut-down mode.
Do not configure the Display automatic power off function to run while
the TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is running.
Do not switch to Hibernation or Sleep Mode when running the
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER.
Do not lock the computer using the Windows logo (
) + L keys when
running the TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER.
The TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER does not have a parental control
function.
In order to protect copyrights, the Windows Print Screen function is
disabled when TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is running.
(Print Screen functions are disabled even when running other
applications besides TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER and when TOSHIBA
VIDEO PLAYER is minimized.) Please close the TOSHIBA VIDEO
PLAYER to use the Print Screen function.
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Carry out the installation/uninstallation of the TOSHIBA VIDEO
PLAYER under a user account with administrator rights.
Do not change Windows Users while TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is
running.
For some DVD or video files, using the control window to change the
audio track will also change the subtitle track.
This software can only playback MPEG2, MP4 and WTV files created
by the preinstalled applications on the same computer. Playback may
not function properly if you use the files other than these types.
Display Devices & Audio
If the video image is not displayed on an external display or television,
stop the TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER, and change the screen
resolution. To change the screen resolution, click Desktop ->
Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> Appearance and
Personalization -> Display -> Adjust resolution. However, video
cannot be output to some external displays and televisions due to
output or playback conditions.
When viewing video on an external display or TV, change the display
device before playing. Video can be played only on internal LCD
displays or external displays. In Clone mode (Dual View), TOSHIBA
VIDEO PLAYER may not function properly.
Do not change the screen resolution while running the TOSHIBA
VIDEO PLAYER.
Do not change the display device while running the TOSHIBA VIDEO
PLAYER.
Starting TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER
Use the following procedure to start TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER.
1.
2.
Insert a DVD-Video in the external optical disc drive while the
operating system is running.
When a DVD-Video disc is set in the external DVD drive, if the
application selection screen appears, select Play DVD movie (using
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER) to launch TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER.
Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Media & Entertainment ->
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER to start TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER.
Operating TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER
Notes on Using TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER.
Screen display and available features may vary amongst videos and
scenes.
If the menu is opened in the Display Area using the Control window's
Top Menu or Menu buttons, touch pad and mouse menu operations
may not be able to be used.
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Open TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Manual
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER features and instructions are explained in
details in TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Manual. Use the following procedure
to open TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Manual.
Press the F1 key when TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is launched and click
the Help button.
3D Playback on an External 3D Device
3D playback on an external 3D device feature is only provided with some
models.
Effect of 3D can be shown only on an external 3D devices connected via
an HDMI output. It cannot be shown on the internal display. In order for 3D
playback to work on external display/TV, you need a 3D enabled display/
TV that has an HDCP compliant HDMI port.
3D playback feature supports the following resolutions:1920x1080 24Hz
and 1280x720 60Hz.
Please change the Screen Resolution to one of the above before using 3D
playback function.
Important Safety Information for 3D Function
Please refrain from or stop viewing if you feel ill or experience
discomfort before or while watching 3D video images.
Please refrain from viewing 3D video images if you experience
convulsions, photosensitivity reaction, or heart disease.
Due to the possibility of impact on vision development, viewers of 3D
video images should be aged 6 or older. Children and teenagers may
be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D
and should be closely supervised to avoid prolonged viewing without
rest.
Avoid use of the 3D function when under the influence of alcohol.
Please read the user’s manual that comes with the computer carefully
before using the 3D playback function.
The 3D effect differs between individuals.
Notes on 3D Playback for TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER has 3D playback function, which can playback
3D video content, and 2D home video content (DVD or video file) in 3D
using real-time 2Dto3D conversion.
Effect of 3D can be shown only on an external 3D devices connected
via an HDMI output. It cannot be shown on the internal display.
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The 2Dto3D conversion function uses TOSHIBA's original algorithm to
apply a 3D effect to your own 2D videos. However, note that this
function does not provide the same video content as a video originally
provided in 3D, and does not create a new video in the 3D format but
only plays 2D videos in a 3D like mode.
The 2Dto3D conversion function is meant for the enjoyment of your
own 2D home video and other 2D contents you created, in 3D
according to your personal preferences.
The TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is set by default in the 2D format. By
pressing the 2Dto3D conversion function button, you decide to
activate the 2Dto3D conversion function and therefore decide to watch
your 2D content in 3D. The TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER will not run the
2Dto3D conversion function automatically. Please see the warnings in
this section as regard to potential copyright infringement and confirm
you have any necessary authorization.
The TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is intended for playing DVD-Video,
DVD-VR and video files and for viewing 2D home video content in 3D.
The 3D playback of any video content not created by the user may
require the permission of third parties, where such content is protected
by copyright. The protection of intellectual property rights is essential
for TOSHIBA. In this respect, TOSHIBA underlines that the Player
should not be used in a manner infringing such rights. It is your
responsibility to ensure that you do not infringe any applicable
intellectual property laws when you decide to use the Player and,
more specifically, the 2Dto3D conversion function of the TOSHIBA
VIDEO PLAYER.
Some functions are not functionable during 3D playback. In such
cases, any corresponding buttons will be disabled.
You may experience some time lag if you perform any of the following
operations when the “Video Display Window” is at full-screen size.
Bring up windows such as [Right-Click Menu], [Settings Window],
[Title/Chapter Search], [File Select] or [Error Message].
Operate on Windows
Operate on other applications
Please make sure AC adapter is used when playing with the enabled
3D playback feature.
3D playback occurs only in full-screen size. When you enable 3D
playback, the “Video Display Window” automatically enlarges to
fullscreen size.
In order for 3D playback to work on external display/TV, you need a
3D enabled display/TV that has an HDCP compliant HDMI port.
3D video content can only be displayed on external display using
HDMI "with 3D".
The 3D effect differs among individuals.
Viewing 3D playback may cause discomfort. In this case, please stop
viewing and consult your doctor.
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Please consider if it is suitable or a need for time limit before allowing
your child to watch a 3D content.
Depending on the lighting condition of your room, you may experience
some flickerings when you have the 3D glasses on.
Upconvert and 3D Playback functions cannot be used at the same
time. Switching to 3D playback while upconvert is running will cause
the upconvert function to switch off automatically.
Depending on the video content, it might not be able to playback in
3D.
Only Side-by-Side and Interleave 3D video formats are supported for
playback of 3D video content.
Wireless communications
The computer’s wireless communication function supports some wireless
communication devices.
Only some models are equipped with both Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
functions.
Do not use the Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth functionalities near a
microwave oven or in areas subject to radio interference or magnetic
fields. Interference from a microwave oven or other source can disrupt
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth operation.
Turn all wireless functionalities off when near a person who may have
a cardiac pacemaker implant or other medical electric device. Radio
waves may affect pacemaker or medical device operation, possibly
resulting in serious injury. Follow the instruction of your medical device
when using any wireless functionality.
Always turn off wireless functionality if the computer is near automatic
control equipment or appliances such as automatic doors or fire
detectors. Radio waves can cause malfunction of such equipment,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
It may not be possible to make a network connection to a specified
network name using the ad hoc network function. If this occurs, the
new network (*) will have to be configured for all computers connected
to the same network in order to re-enable network connections.
* Please be sure to use new network name.
Wireless LAN
The Wireless LAN is compatible with other LAN systems based on Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum / Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
radio technology that complies with the IEEE802.11 Wireless LAN
standard.
Frequency Channel Selection of 5GHz for IEEE 802.11a or/and
IEEE802.11n
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Frequency Channel Selection of 2.4GHz for IEEE 802.11b/g or/and
IEEE802.11n
Roaming over multiple channels
Card power management
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption based on an 128-bit
encryption algorithm
Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA™)
The transmission speed over the Wireless LAN, and the distance over
which the Wireless LAN can reach, may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, client design and software/hardware configurations. The
transmission rate described is the theoretical maximum speed as specified
under the appropriate standard - the actual transmission speed will be
lower than the theoretical maximum speed.
Setting
1.
2.
3.
4.
Please make sure that the Wireless Communication function is on.
Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> Network and
Internet -> Network and Sharing Center.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Follow the wizard. You will need the name of the wireless network
together with security settings. Consult the documentation
accompanied with your router or ask your wireless network
administrator for the settings.
Security
TOSHIBA strongly recommend that you enable encryption
functionality, otherwise your computer will be open to illegal access by
an outsider using a wireless connection. If this occurs, the outsider
may illegally access your system, eavesdrop, or cause the loss or
destruction of stored data.
TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or
illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof.
Card Specifications
Form Factor
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PCI Express Mini Card
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the WiFi Alliance. The "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED" logo is a
certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Network Operating
System
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Media Access
Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgment (ACK)
Radio Characteristics
Radio Characteristics of Wireless LAN module may vary according to:
Country/region where the product was purchased
Type of product
Wireless communication is often subject to local radio regulations.
Although Wireless LAN wireless networking products have been designed
for operation in the license-free 2.4GHz and 5GHz band, local radio
regulations may impose a number of limitations to the use of wireless
communication equipment.
Radio Frequency
Band 5GHz (5150-5850 MHz) (Revision a
and n)
Band 2.4GHz (2400-2483.5 MHz) (Revision
b/g and n)
The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the
wireless communication. Communications at lower transmit range may
travel larger distances.
The range of your wireless devices can be affected when the
antennas are placed near metal surfaces and solid high-density
materials.
Range is also impacted due to "obstacles" in the signal path of the
radio that may either absorb or reflect the radio signal.
Bluetooth wireless technology
Some computers in this series have Bluetooth wireless communication
function which eliminates the need for cables between electronic devices
such as computers, printers and mobile phones. When it is enabled,
Bluetooth provides the wireless personal area network environment which
is safe and trustworthy, that is quick and easy.
You cannot use the computer's built-in Bluetooth functions and an external
Bluetooth adaptor simultaneously. For reference, Bluetooth wireless
technology has the following features:
Worldwide operation
The Bluetooth radio transmitter and receiver operate in the 2.4GHz band,
which is license-free and compatible with radio systems in most countries
in the world.
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Radio links
You can easily establish links between two or more devices, with these
links being maintained even if the devices are not within a line-of-sight of
each other.
Security
Two advanced security mechanisms ensure a high level of security:
Authentication prevents access to critical data and makes it impossible
to falsify the origin of a message.
Encryption prevents eavesdropping and maintains link privacy.
LAN
The computer has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per
second, 10BASE-T) or Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX).
This section describes how to connect/disconnect to a LAN.
The Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the
system is off. Leave the AC adaptor connected while using this
feature.
The Link speed (10/100 megabits per second) changes automatically
depending on the network conditions (connected device, cable or
noise and so on).
LAN cable types
The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a LAN.
Logging onto a LAN using the computer’s default settings could cause a
malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your LAN administrator regarding
set-up procedures.
If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASETX), be sure to connect with a CAT5 cable or higher. You cannot use a
CAT3 cable.
If you are using Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T), you
can connect with a CAT3 or higher cable.
Connecting the LAN cable
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps as detailed below:
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Connect the AC adaptor before connecting the LAN cable. The AC
adaptor must remain connected during LAN use. If you disconnect the
AC Adaptor while the computer is accessing a LAN, the system may
hang up.
Do not connect any other cable to the LAN jack except the LAN cable.
Otherwise, malfunctions or damage may occur.
Do not connect any power supplying device to the LAN cable that is
connected to the LAN jack. Otherwise, malfunctions or damage may
occur.
1.
2.
Turn off the power to all external devices connected to the computer.
Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you
hear the latch click into place.
Figure 4-5 Connecting the LAN cable
1
2
1. LAN jack
3.
2. LAN cable
Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector or router.
Check with your LAN administrator and hardware or software vendor
before using or configuring a network connection.
Battery
This section explains battery types, use, recharging methods and handling.
Battery types
The computer has different types of batteries.
Battery pack
When the AC adaptor is not connected, the computer's main power source
is a lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this manual as the main
battery.
Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real
time clock and calendar function and also maintains the system
configuration while the computer is turned off. If the RTC battery becomes
completely discharged, the system will lose this information and the real
time clock and calendar will stop working.
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You can change the Real Time Clock settings in the BIOS setup utility.
Please refer to Troubleshooting for further information.
The RTC battery does not charge while the computer is turned off even if
the AC adaptor is attached.
Care and use of the battery pack
This section provides the important safety precautions in order to handle
your battery pack properly.
Refer to the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for
detailed precautions and handling instructions.
The computer's RTC battery should be replaced only by your dealer or
by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed. Dispose of the battery
as required by local ordinances or regulations.
Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5
and 35 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak,
battery pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might
be shortened.
Charging the batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the DC IN/Battery
indicator will flash amber to indicate that only a few minutes of battery
power remain. If you continue to use the computer while the DC IN/Battery
indicator flashes, the computer will enable Hibernation Mode so that you do
not lose any data, and automatically turn itself off.
You must recharge a battery pack when it becomes discharged.
Procedures
To recharge a battery pack, connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack
and plug the other end into a working outlet - the DC IN/Battery indicator
will glow amber while the battery is being charged.
Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or optional
TOSHIBA Battery charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to
charge the battery pack with any other charger.
Charging Time
The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a
discharged battery.
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Battery type
Power off
Power on
Battery pack
about 4.0 hours
about 4.5 hours
about 24 hours
about 24 hours
(54Wh, 4 cell)
RTC battery
Please be aware that the charging time when the computer is on is affected
by ambient temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you are
using the computer - if you make heavy use of external devices for
example, the battery might scarcely charge at all during operation.
Battery charging notice
The battery may not begin charging immediately under the following
conditions:
The battery is extremely hot or cold (if the battery is extremely hot, it
might not charge at all). To ensure the battery charges to its full
capacity, you should charge it at room temperature of between 5°C to
35°C (41°F to 95°F).
The battery is nearly completely discharged. In this instance you
should leave the AC adaptor connected for a few minutes and the
battery should begin charging.
The DC IN/Battery indicator may show a rapid decrease in battery
operating time when you try to charge a battery under the following
conditions:
The battery has not been used for a long time.
The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer
for a long time.
In such cases you should follow the steps as detailed below:
1.
2.
3.
Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power
on until the system automatically turns itself off.
Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack of the computer, and to
a wall outlet that is supplying power.
Charge the battery until the DC IN/Battery indicator glows white.
Repeat these steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal
capacity.
Monitoring battery capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods.
Clicking the battery icon on the Taskbar
Via the Battery Status in the Windows Mobility Center window
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You should wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer
before trying to monitor the remaining operating time. This is because
the computer needs this time to check the battery's remaining capacity
and then calculate the remaining operating time, based on this
together with the current power consumption.
Please be aware that the actual remaining operating time may differ
slightly from the calculated time.
With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery's capacity will
gradually decrease. In view of this it will be noted that an often used,
older battery will not operate for as long as a new battery even when
both are fully charged.
Maximizing battery operating time
A battery's usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a
single charge, while how long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
Processor speed
Screen brightness
System Sleep Mode
System Hibernation Mode
Display power off period
Hard Disk Drive power off period
How often and for how long you use the Hard Disk Drive and external
disk(c) drives, for example, optical disc.
How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
How you use optional devices, such as a USB device, to which the
battery supplies power.
Whether you enable Sleep Mode, which can conserve battery power if
you are frequently turning the computer off and on.
Where you store your programs and data.
Whether you close the display panel when you are not using the
keyboard - closing the display saves power.
The environmental temperature - operating time decreases at low
temperatures.
Whether you enable Sleep and Charge function.
The condition of the battery terminals - you should always ensure the
terminals stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before
installing the battery pack.
Batteries exhausted time
When you turn off the power of your computer with batteries fully charged,
the batteries will be exhausted within the following approximate period.
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Battery type
Sleep Mode
Shut Down Mode
Battery pack
3.6 days
65 days
about 30 days
about 30 days
(54Wh, 4cell)
RTC battery
Extending battery life
To maximize the life of your battery packs:
At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source
and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.
Before doing so, follow the steps as detailed below.
1. Turn off the computer's power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and turn on the computer's power - if it
does not turn on then go to Step 4.
3. Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If you find
that the battery pack has at least five minutes of operating time,
continue operating until the battery pack is fully discharged, however, if
the DC IN/Battery indicator flashes or there is some other warning to
indicate a low battery condition, go to Step 4.
4. Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack of the computer, and
to a wall outlet that is supplying power. The DC IN/Battery indicator
should glow amber to indicate that the battery pack is being charged,
however, in the event that DC IN/Battery indicator does not glow this
indicates that power is not being supplied - check the connections for
the AC adaptor and the power cord.
5. Charge the battery pack until the DC IN/Battery indicator glows
white.
Peripheral devices
Memory media
The computer is equipped with a Memory media slot that can
accommodate some kinds of memory media with various memory
capacities so that you can easily transfer data from devices, such as digital
cameras and Personal Digital Assistants.
Keep foreign objects out of the Memory media slot. Never allow metal
objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to enter the Memory
media slot. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can
cause computer damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.
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Please note that an adaptor is required to use miniSD/microSD Card.
Please note that not all memory media have been tested and verified
to work correctly. Therefore, it is not possible to guarantee that all
memory media will operate properly.
The slot does not support Magic Gate functions.
Figure 4-6 Examples of memory media
Secure Digital (SD) Card
microSD card adaptor and
microSD card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Memory Stick
Memory media
This section provides the important safety precautions in order to handle
your memory media.
Points to note about the memory media card
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards comply with SDMI (Secure Digital Music
Initiative), which is a technology adopted to prevent unlawful copy or
playback of digital music. For this reason, you cannot copy or playback
protected material on another computer or other device, and you may not
reproduce any copyrighted material except for your personal enjoyment.
Below is a simple explanation for distinguishing SD memory cards from
SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards appear the same externally.
However, the logo on memory cards is different, so pay careful
attention to the logo when purchasing.
The SD memory card logo is (
).
The SDHC memory card logo is (
The SDXC memory card logo is (
).
TM
).
The maximum capacity of SD memory cards is 2GB. The maximum
capacity of SDHC memory cards is 32GB. The maximum capacity of
SDXC memory cards is 64GB.
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Card Type
Capacities
SD
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB,
512MB, 1GB, 2GB
SDHC
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
SDXC
64GB
Memory media format
New media cards are formatted according to specific standards. If you wish
to reformat a media card, be sure to do so with a device that uses media
cards.
Formatting a memory media card
Memory media cards are sold already formatted in conformity to specific
standards. If you reformat a memory card, be sure to reformat it with a
device such as digital camera or digital audio player that uses the memory
cards, not with the format command provided within Windows.
Should you need to format all areas of the memory card, including the
protected area, you will need to obtain an appropriate application that
applies the copy protection system.
Media care
Observe the following precautions when handling the card.
Do not twist or bend cards.
Do not expose cards to liquids or store in humid areas or lay media
close to containers of liquid.
Do not touch the metal part of a card or expose it to liquids or let it get
dirty.
After using card, return it to its case.
The card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way. Do not
try to force the card into the slot.
Do not leave a card partially inserted in the slot. Press the card until
you hear it click into place.
Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to
record data.
Memory cards have a limited lifespan, so it is important to backup
important data.
Do not write to a card if the battery power is low. Low power could
affect writing accuracy.
Do not remove a card while read/write is in progress.
For more details on using memory cards, see manuals accompanying the
cards.
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About the write-protect
The memory media cards have a function for protect.
SD Card (SD memory card, SDHC memory card and SDXC memory
card)
Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to record
data.
Inserting a memory media
The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices. To
insert a memory media, follow the steps as detailed below:
1.
2.
3.
Turn the memory media so that the contacts (metal areas) are face
down.
Insert the memory media into the Memory media slot on the front of
the computer.
Press the memory media gently to ensure a firm connection is made.
The memory media will be partially out of the slot.
Figure 4-7 Inserting a memory media
1
1. Memory media slot
2
2. Memory media
Make sure memory media is oriented properly before you insert it. If
you insert the media in wrong direction, you may not be able to
remove it.
When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You
could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy
data.
Do not turn the computer off or switch to Sleep Mode or Hibernation
Mode while files are being copied - doing so may cause data to be
lost.
Removing a memory media
The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices. To
remove a memory media, follow the steps as detailed below:
1.
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Eject Media icon on the Windows Taskbar.
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2.
3.
Point to memory media and click the left Touch Pad control button.
Grasp the media and remove it.
Do not remove the memory media while the computer is in Sleep or
Hibernation Mode. The computer could become unstable or data in
the memory media could be lost.
Do not remove only the miniSD/microSD Card while leaving the
adaptor in the Memory media slot.
HDMI Device
An HDMI display device can be connected to the HDMI out port on the
computer. To connect the HDMI display device, follow the steps as detailed
below:
As the port operation of all HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
display devices have not been confirmed, some HDMI display devices may
not function properly.
Connecting the HDMI out port
1.
2.
Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI in port of the HDMI
display device.
Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI out port on your
computer.
Figure 4-8 Connecting the HDMI out port
2
1
1. HDMI out port
2. HDMI cable
Please do not plug/unplug an HDMI display device under the following
conditions:
The system is starting up.
The system is shutting down.
When you connect a television or external monitor to the HDMI port, the
display output device is set to HDMI.
When you unplug the HDMI cable and re-plug it, please wait at least 5
seconds before you re-plug the HDMI cable again.
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When you change the display output device by function key, the playback
device may not switch automatically. In this case, in order to set the
playback device to the same device as the display output device, please
adjust the playback device manually by the following steps:
1. Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> Hardware and
Sound -> Sound.
2. In the Playback tab, select the playback device which you want to
switch to.
3. To use the internal speakers on your computer, select Speakers. To use
the television or the external monitor that you have connected to the
computer, select a different playback device.
4. Click the Set Default button if it is available.
5. Click OK to close the Sound dialog.
Settings for display video on HDMI
To view video on the HDMI display device, be sure to configure the
following settings otherwise you may find that nothing is displayed.
Be sure to use the function key to select the display device before starting
to play video. Do not change the display device while playing video.
Do not change the display device under the following conditions.
While data is being read or written.
While communication is being carried out.
Select HD Format
To select the display mode, follow the steps as detailed below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel.
Click Appearance and Personalization.
Click Display.
Click Change display settings.
Click Advanced settings.
Click List All Modes.
Select one of the mode at List All Modes.
Security lock
A security locks enable you to anchor your computer a desk or other heavy
object in order to help prevent unauthorized removal or theft. The computer
has a security lock slot on its right side into which you can attach one end
of the security cable, while the other end attaches to a desk or similar
object. The methods used for attaching security cables differ from product
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to product. Please refer to the instructions for the product you are using for
more information.
Connecting the security lock
In order to connect a security cable to the computer, follow the steps as
detailed below:
1.
2.
Turn the computer so its right side faces you.
Align the security cable with the lock slot and secure it in place.
Figure 4-9 Security lock
2
1
1. Security lock slot
2. Security lock
Optional TOSHIBA Accessories
You are able to add a number of options and accessories in order to make
your computer even more powerful and convenient to use. For reference,
the following list details some of the items that are available from your
reseller or TOSHIBA dealer:
Universal AC Adaptor If you frequently use your computer at more than
one site, it may be convenient to purchase an
additional AC adaptor to be kept at each site in
order to remove the need to always carry the
adaptor with you.
Sound System and Video mode
This section describes some of the audio control functions.
Volume Mixer
The Volume Mixer utility lets you control the audio volume for playback of
devices and applications under Windows.
To launch the Volume Mixer utility, click Desktop and right click on the
speaker icon on the Taskbar, and then select Open Volume Mixer
from the sub menu.
To adjust the volume level of speakers or headphones, move the
Speakers slider.
To adjust the volume level of an application that you are using, move
the slider for the corresponding application.
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Microphone Level
Follow the steps below to change the microphone recording level.
1.
2.
3.
Right click on the speaker icon on the Taskbar, and select Recording
devices from the sub menu.
Select Microphone, and click Properties.
On the Levels tab move the Microphone slider to increase or
decrease the microphone volume level.
If you feel the microphone volume level is inadequate, move the
Microphone Boost slider to a higher level.
SRS
SRS Premium Sound offers the richest and most immersive audio
experience in any listening environment using technologies from SRS
Labs.
To access the utility, Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Media &
Entertainment -> SRS Premium Sound HD/SRS Premium 3D.
Your computer may be preinstalled with SRS Premium Sound HD or SRS
Premium Sound 3D depending on the model you purchased.
For more information, please refer to the help file.
Audio Enhancements
In order to apply the sound effects for your current speaker, follow the
steps below.
1.
2.
3.
Click Desktop and right click on the Speakers icon on the Taskbar,
and then select Playback devices from the sub menu.
Select Speakers, and click Properties.
On the Enhancements tab select the sound effects you would like,
and click Apply.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
You can confirm and change the audio configuration using the Realtek HD
Audio Manager. To launch the Realtek HD Audio Manager:
Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control panel -> Hardware
and Sound -> Realtek HD Audio Manager.
When you first launch the Realtek HD Audio Manager, you will see two
device tabs. Speakers is the default output device. Microphone is the
default input device. To change the default device, click the Set Default
Device button under the chosen device tab.
Information
to view hardware information, software
Click the Information button
information, and language setting.
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Power Management
The audio controller in your computer can be turned off when the audio
function is not used. To adjust the configuration of audio power
management, click the Power Management button
.
When audio power management is enabled, the circle button at the
upper left of the Power Management is blue and convex.
When audio power management is disabled, the button is black and
concave.
Speaker Configuration
to confirm the internal speakers or the
Click the Auto Test button
headphone sound is coming from the right direction.
Default Format
You can change the sample rate and bit depth of sound.
Video mode
Video mode settings are configured via the Screen Resolution dialog.
To open the Screen Resolution dialog, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist > Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display ->
Change display settings.
If you are running some applications (for example a 3D application or video
playback and so on), you may see some disturbance, flickering or frame
dropping on your screen.
If that occurs, adjust the resolution of display, lowering it until the screen is
displayed properly.
Computer Handling
This section explains computer handling and maintenance.
Cleaning the computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust
and dirt, and use care with all liquids around it.
Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does
get wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry
completely - in these circumstance you should get the computer
inspected by an authorized service provider in order to assess the
scope of any damage.
Clean the plastics of the computer using a slightly water dampened
cloth.
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You can clean the display screen by spraying a small amount of glass
cleaner onto a soft, clean cloth and then wiping the screen gently with
the cloth.
Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let liquid run into any part
of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the computer.
Moving the computer
While the computer is designed for flexible day-to-day usage you should
exercise a few simple precautions when moving it in order to help ensure
trouble-free operation.
Make sure all disk/disc activity has ended before moving the
computer.
Turn off (shut down) the computer.
Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the
computer.
Close the display panel.
Do not pick up the computer by its display panel.
Before carrying your computer, shut it down, disconnect the AC
adaptor and allow it to cool down - a failure to follow this instruction
may result in minor heat injury.
Be careful not to subject the computer to impact or shock - a failure to
follow this instruction could result in damage to computer, computer
failure or loss of data.
Never transport your computer with any cards installed - this may
cause damage to either the computer and/or the card resulting in
product failure.
Always use a suitable carry case when transporting the computer.
When carrying your computer, be sure to hold it securely so that it
does not fall or hit anything.
Do not carry your computer by holding any of its protruding elements.
Heat dispersal
To protect against overheating, the processor is equipped with an internal
temperature sensor which activates a cooling fan or lowers the processing
speed if the computer's internal temperature rises to a certain level. You
are able to select whether to control this temperature by either turning on
the fan first, then if necessary lowering the processor speed, or by lowering
the processor speed first, then if necessary turning on the fan. Both of
these functions are controlled through the Power Options.
When the processor's temperature falls within normal range, the fan will be
turned off and the processor operation returned to its standard speed.
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If the processor's temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with
either setting, the computer automatically shuts down to prevent any
damage. In this instance all unsaved data in memory will be lost.
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Chapter 5
Utilities and Advanced Usage
This chapter describes the utilities and special features of this computer,
and the advanced usage of some utilities.
Utilities and Applications
This section describes the pre-installed utilities that come with the
computer and details how to start them. For further information on their
operation, you may refer to each utility's online manual, help files or
README.TXT file (if applicable).
All the utilities described here can be accessed from Desktop -> Desktop
Assist.
Furthermore, some utilities can also be launched from Start screen and
desktop shortcut.
TOSHIBA Desktop
Assist
TOSHIBA Desktop Assist is a graphical user
interface that provides access to specific tools
and TOSHIBA utilities and applications that make
the use and configuration of the computer easier.
To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop
Assist.
TOSHIBA PC
Diagnostic Tool
The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool will display
basic system configuration information and allow
the functionality of some of the computer's builtin hardware devices to be tested.
For details on TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool, see
the help file.
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TOSHIBA Password
utility
This utility allows you to set a password in order
to restrict access to the computer.
TOSHIBA System
Settings
This utility allows you to customize your
hardware settings according to the way you work
with the computer and the peripherals you use.
TOSHIBA VIDEO
PLAYER
This software is provided for playback of DVD
Video. To access this utility, click Desktop ->
Desktop Assist -> Media & Entertainment ->
TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER. For details on how
to use TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER, see the help
file.
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TOSHIBA eco Utility
This computer is equipped with "eco mode". This
mode slightly lowers performance of some
devices to reduce electric power consumption.
You can realize measurable power savings by
using it continuously.
TOSHIBA eco Utility helps you control and
monitor your power savings. Various information
can help you to understand your degree of
contribution to the environment.
Furthermore, this utility contains Peak shift
function that can help reduce power usage during
periods of peak demand by shifting some power
consumption to periods when demand is lower.
To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop
Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> eco Utility.
For details on TOSHIBA eco utility, see the help
file.
TOSHIBA Media
Player by sMedio
TrueLink+
This software is a multimedia player which can
be used to play back video, music and photo.
TOSHIBA Media Player can play back contents
on a local library/home network/SkyDrive.
To access it, click the Media Player icon on the
Start screen.
For details, please refer to the Tutorial.
TOSHIBA Function
Key
This utility allows you to perform some features
by pressing a specified key or combined with the
FN key.
To setup this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop
Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> TOSHIBA
Function Key.
For details, please refer to the Function Key
section.
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TOSHIBA Service
Station
This application allows your computer to
automatically search for TOSHIBA software
updates or other alerts from TOSHIBA that are
specific to your computer system and its
programs. When enabled, this application
periodically transmits to our servers a limited
amount of system information, which will be
treated in strict accordance with the rules and
regulations as well as applicable data protection
law.
To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop
Assist -> Support & Recovery -> Service
Station.
TOSHIBA PC Health
Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor application
proactively monitors a number of system
functions such as power consumption, battery
health and system cooling, informing you of
significant system conditions. This application
recognizes the system and individual component
serial numbers and will track specific activities
related to their usage.
For details on TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, see
the help file.
TOSHIBA Split Screen This utility enables you to create multiple display
Utility
zones on a screen and to fit the active windows
to within those zones.
You can quickly access this utility by clicking the
utility icon on the task bar.
For more information, please refer to the
TOSHIBA Split Screen Utility Help.
TOSHIBA Resolution+ The plug-in lets you upconverts wmv and mp4
Plug-in for Windows videos on Windows Media Player.
Media Player
For more information, please refer to the
TOSHIBA Resolution+ Plug-in for Windows
Media Player Help.
To access it, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist > Media & Entertainment -> TOSHIBA
Resolution+ Plug-in for Windows Media
Player - Help.
You may not have all the software listed above depending on the model
you purchased.
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Special features
The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use.
Access each function using the following procedures.
*1 To access the Power Options, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist ->
Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options.
Function keys
Function keys are specific key combinations that
let you quickly change the system configuration
directly from the keyboard without running a
system program.
Display automatic
power off *1
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
computer's display panel when there is no
keyboard input for a specified time, with power
being restored the next time a key is pressed.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
HDD automatic power This feature automatically cuts off power to the
hard disk drive when it is not accessed for a
off *1
specified time, with power being restored when
the hard disk drive is next accessed. This can be
specified in the Power Options.
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System automatic
Sleep/Hibernation
Mode *1
This feature automatically shuts down the system
into either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode
when there is no input or hardware access for a
specified time. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
Power on password
Two levels of password security, supervisor and
user, are available to prevent unauthorized
access to your computer.
Intelligent power
supply *1
A microprocessor in the computer's intelligent
power supply detects the battery's charge,
automatically calculates the remaining battery
capacity and protects electronic components
from abnormal conditions such as a voltage
overload from the AC adaptor. This can be
specified in the Power Options.
Battery save mode *1
This feature lets you configure the computer in
order to save battery power. This can be
specified in the Power Options.
Panel power on/off *1
This feature automatically turns power to the
computer off when the display panel is closed,
and turns it back on when the display panel is
opened. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
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Low battery
When battery power is exhausted to the point
automatic Hibernation that computer operation cannot be continued, the
system automatically enters Hibernation Mode
Mode *1
and shuts itself down. This can be specified in
the Power Options.
Heat dispersal *1
To protect against overheating, the processor
has an internal temperature sensor so that, if the
computer's internal temperature rises to a certain
level, the cooling fan is turned on or the
processing speed is lowered. This can be
specified in the Power Options.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you can use
this feature to allow you to turn off power to the
computer without exiting from your software.
Data is maintained in the computer's main
memory so that when you next turn on the
power, you can continue working right where you
left off.
Hibernation Mode
This feature lets you turn off the power to the
computer without exiting from your software. The
contents of main memory are automatically
saved to the Hard Disk Drive so that when you
next turn the power on again, you can continue
working right where you left off. Refer to the
Turning off the power section, for more details.
USB Wakeup function This function restores the computer from Sleep
Mode depending on the external devices
connected to the USB ports.
For example, if a mouse or USB keyboard is
connected to a USB port, clicking the mouse
button or pressing the keyboard will wakeup the
computer.
TOSHIBA Password utility
The TOSHIBA Password utility provides two levels of password security:
User and Supervisor.
Passwords set by the TOSHIBA Password utility function are different from
the Windows password.
User Password
To start the utility, click the following items:
Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> User Password
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User authentication may be required to validate user rights when using
TOSHIBA Password Utility to delete or change passwords, etc.
Set (button)
Click this button to register a password. After a password is set, you
will be prompted to enter it when you start the computer.
After you set the password, a dialog box will be displayed asking
whether you want to save it to a floppy diskette or other media. If you
forget the password, you can open the password file on another
computer. Be sure to keep the media in a safe place.
When entering the character string to register the password, enter
from the keyboard character by character and do not enter as ASCII
code or copy-and-paste the character string. In addition, ensure that
the registered password is correct by outputting the character string to
the password file.
When entering a password, do not enter any characters (for example
"!" or "#") produced by pressing the SHIFT or ALT keys and so on.
Delete (button)
Click this button to delete a registered password. Before you can
delete a password, you must first enter the current password correctly.
Change (button)
Click this button to change a registered password. Before you can
change a password, you must first enter the current password
correctly.
Owner String (text box)
You can use this box to associate text with the password. After you
enter text, click Apply or OK. When the computer is started, this text
will be displayed together with the prompt asking you to enter a
password.
You can use BIOS Setup to set, change or delete the HDD Password
or HDD Master Password.
To start BIOS Setup, press and hold the F2 key, and then turn on the
computer. Release the F2 key one second after the computer is power
on.
To end the BIOS Setup, press F10, and then press ENTER to accept
the changes. The computer will restart.
If your computer does not load the BIOS Setup utility, please refer to the
Troubleshooting section.
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If you forget your HDD User Password, TOSHIBA will NOT be able to
assist you, and your HDD will be rendered COMPLETELY and
PERMANENTLY INOPERABLE. TOSHIBA will NOT be held
responsible for any loss of any data, any loss of use or access to your
HDD, or for any other losses to you or any other person or
organization that result from the loss of access to your HDD. If you
can’t accept this risk, don’t register the HDD User Password.
When saving the HDD User Password shut down or restart the
computer. If the computer is not shut down or restarted, the saved
data may not be correctly reflected. For more information on shutting
down or restarting the computer, refer to Turning on the power.
Supervisor Password
If you set a Supervisor Password, some functions might be restricted when
a user logs on with the User Password. To set a Supervisor Password:
Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> Supervisor Password
This utility lets you do the following:
Register or delete the Supervisor Password.
Specify restrictions for general users.
Starting the computer by password
If you have already registered a user password, there is one way to start
the computer:
Enter the password manually.
The password is necessary only if the computer was shut down in
Hibernation mode or boot mode, not in Sleep mode and Restart.
To enter a password manually, follow the steps as detailed below:
1.
Turn on the power as described in the Getting Started section. The
following message will appear in the screen:
Enter Password
At this point, the function keys do not work. They will function after you
enter the password.
2.
3.
Enter the Password.
Press ENTER.
If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, or if you don’t
enter the password within 1 minute, the computer shuts off. In this case,
some features that can power on the computer automatically (Wake-up on
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LAN, Task Scheduler, etc) may not work. You must turn the computer back
on to retry password entry.
TOSHIBA System Settings
This section explains how to use the TOSHIBA System Settings to
configure your computer, and provides information on settings for various
functions.
The settings or options explained here may vary depending on the model
you purchased.
After you changed the settings, a dialog box may appear to prompt you that
the changes will take effect after the computer is restarted. Make sure to
restart your computer immediately to apply these changes.
Accessing TOSHIBA System Settings
To run TOSHIBA System Settings, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist ->
Tools & Utilities -> System Settings.
TOSHIBA System Settings window
The TOSHIBA System Settings window contains a number of tabs to allow
specific functions of the computer to be configured.
In addition there are also three buttons: OK, Cancel and Apply.
OK
Accepts your changes and closes the TOSHIBA
System Settings window.
Cancel
Closes the window without accepting your
changes.
Apply
Accepts all your changes without closing the
TOSHIBA System Settings window.
Some options shown in grey are possible to confirm their status.
General
This window displays the installed BIOS version, date and EC version.
Set all settings to
default
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Sleep and Charge & Sleep and Music
This tab allows you to set advanced features when the power of the
computer is turned OFF. "Power OFF" includes Sleep Mode, Hibernation
Mode or shutdown state.
It also displays the remaining battery capacity.
Sleep and Charge
Your computer can supply USB bus power (DC5V) to the USB port even
when the computer is turned OFF.
This function can be used for ports that support the Sleep and Charge
function.
The port with the icon (
) has Sleep and Charge function.
Move the slider to enable or disable this function.
Enabled
Enables the Sleep and Charge function. Then
you can use this function to charge certain USBcompatible external devices such as mobile
phones or portable digital music players.
Disabled
Disables the Sleep and Charge function.
The Sleep and Charge function may not work with certain external
devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those
cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
When Sleep and Charge function is enabled, USB bus power (DC5V)
will be supplied to compatible ports even when the power of the
computer is turned OFF. USB bus power (DC5V) is similarly supplied
to the external devices which are connected to the compatible ports.
However, some external devices cannot be charged solely by
supplying USB bus power (DC5V). As for the specifications of the
external devices, please contact the device manufacturer or check the
specifications of the external devices thoroughly before use.
Using the sleep and charge function to charge external devices will
take longer than charging the devices with their own chargers.
If Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the computer’s battery will
discharge during hibernation or when the computer is turned off. It is
recommended that you connect the AC adaptor to the computer when
enabling the Sleep and Charge function.
External devices connected to the USB bus power (DC5V) function
that interfaces with the power ON/OFF of the computer may always be
in an operational state.
When there is a current overflow of the external devices connected to
the compatible ports, USB bus power (DC5V) supply may be stopped
for safety reasons.
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When Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the USB Wakeup
function does not work for compatible ports. In that case, if there is a
USB port that does not have the Sleep and Charge function, attach
the mouse or keyboard to it. If all USB ports have the Sleep and
Charge function, change to disable Sleep and Charge function. The
USB Wakeup function will now work, but the Sleep and Charge
function will be disabled.
Metal paper clips or hair pins/clips will generate heat if they come into
contact with USB ports. Do not allow USB ports to come into contact with
metal products, for example when carrying the computer in your bag.
Your PC has multiple charging modes so that many different USB devices
can be supported for Sleep and Charge function. Auto Mode (Default) is
suitable for a wide range of digital audio players.
However, determining which mode is suitable for your USB device is
unknown without trying. Try each mode, using the drop-down menu, from
Auto Mode to Alternate Mode to find the suitable mode for your USB
device to charge.
This function may not be able to be used with some connected external
devices even if the appropriate mode is selected. In this situation, disable
and stop using this function.
Sleep and Music
Your can use your computer’s speaker for the portable audio device, even
when the power of the computer is turned OFF.
"Power OFF" includes Sleep Mode, Hibernation Mode or shutdown state.
The Microphone jack supports the Sleep and Music function.
When Sleep and Music function is enabled, it is not possible to mute
sound from the speaker even by connecting headphones to the
Headphone jack. There is also no sound from the headphone.
When Sleep and Music function is enabled, it is possible to play sound
from the computer’s speaker by connecting an audio cable to the
Microphone jack. Using this function discharges the computer’s
battery. Therefore, it is recommended that the computer be connected
to an external power source via the AC Adaptor.
When using the Sleep and Music function, connect the computer and
Audio device with an audio cable.
When using the Sleep and Music function, the volume level can not be
changed from the computer.
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The volume adjustment and mute setting might be different between
Windows mode and Sleep and Music mode. Before connecting the
audio device to the computer, turn down the volume of the audio
device. Sound quality may also be different.
Use the Sleep and Music function with the display open.
Move the slider to enable or disable this function.
Function under Battery Mode
This utility can be used to enable/disable Sleep and Charge or Sleep and
Music under battery mode.
Move the slider to enable or disable this function.
Enabled
Enables Sleep and Charge or Sleep and Music
function under battery mode.
Disabled
Enables Sleep and Charge function or Sleep and
Music function only when the AC adaptor is
connected.
Lower limit of
Specifies the lower limit of remaining battery life
remaining battery life by moving the slider bar. If the remaining battery
life falls below the setting, the Sleep and Charge
or Sleep and Music function will be stopped.
This setting is only available when the Function
under Battery Mode is enabled.
Display
This tab lets you customize your computer’s display settings for either the
internal display or an external monitor.
Power On Display
This option allows you to select the display to be used when the computer
is started. Please note that this setting is only available on standard VGA
mode and is not available as part of the Windows Desktop properties.
Auto-Selected
Selects an external monitor if one is connected
and the display panel is closed. otherwise, it
selects the internal display.
System LCD Only
Selects the internal LCD, even if an external
monitor is connected.
Boot
This tab allows you to modify the boot settings.
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Boot Priority Options
This option allows you to set the priority for booting the computer. Click the
Up and Down buttons to adjust the priority.
To change the boot drive, follow the steps below.
1.
2.
Hold down F12 and boot the computer. Release the F12 key one
second after the computer is power on.
Use the up and down cursor keys to select the boot device you want
and press ENTER.
If your computer does not load the Boot menu, please refer to the
Troubleshooting section.
If a Supervisor Password has been set, manual boot device selection
functions may be restricted.
The boot device selection methods described above will not change the
boot priority settings that have been configured in TOSHIBA System
Settings. In addition, if you press a key other than one of those listed, or if
the selected device is not installed, the system will continue to boot
according to the current and available settings in TOSHIBA System
Settings.
Boot speed
This option allows you to select system boot-up speed.
Fast
Reduces system boot-up time. System can boot
only from the built-in HDD and only internal LCD
and keyboard are supported during the boot
process.
Normal
System boots up at normal speed.
Panel Open - Power On
This option allows you to change the Panel Open - Power On setting.
Enabled
Enables the Panel Open - Power On function.
When you open the display panel while your
computer is turned off, the system will boot up
automatically.
Disabled
Disables the Panel Open - Power On function.
The Panel Open - Power On feature is supported with some models.
Keyboard
This tab allows you to set conditions for the Keyboard.
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Function Keys Mode
This feature allows you to configure the Function Keys Mode. Please refer
to the Function Key section for more information about function key.
Special function
mode
Press the function key by itself to use special
functions. Hold FN first to use standard F1-F12
functions.
Standard F1-F12
mode
Press the function key by itself to use standard
F1-F12 functions. Hold FN first to use special
functions.
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled, and the computer is in Sleep Mode, you can
turn on the system by pressing any key. However, please be aware that
this option will only work with the internal keyboard and only when the
computer is in Sleep Mode.
Enabled
Enables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
Disabled
Disables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
USB
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to enable or disable USB Legacy Emulation. If your
operating system does not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse
and keyboard by setting the Legacy USB Support item to enabled.
Enabled
Enables the USB Legacy Emulation.
Disabled
Disables the USB Legacy Emulation.
Internal USB 3.0 controller
Use this option to enable or disable the internal USB 3.0 controller. If
Disabled is selected, the internal USB 3.0 port(s) on the computer will
work as USB 2.0 port(s), which will save power.
Enabled
Enables the internal USB 3.0 controller.
Disabled
Disables the internal USB 3.0 controller.
SATA
This tab allows you to set conditions for SATA.
SATA Interface setting
This feature allows you to set SATA interface setting.
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Battery life
Let HDD/SSD work with battery life mode. If this
setting is selected, this caused performance
down.
LAN
Wake-up on LAN
This feature lets the computer's power be turned on from shutdown when it
receives a wake-up packet (Magic packet) from the LAN.
The Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the
system is off. Leave the AC adaptor connected while using this
feature.
Regarding Wake-up on LAN from sleep or hibernation, you must
check the "Allow the device to wake the computer" check box within
the LAN Device properties. (This feature does not effect the Wake-up
on LAN from sleep or hibernation.)
Power will be automatically turned on when a signal is received from an
administrator's computer which is connected via a network.
The following settings can be changed when the Built-in LAN is Enabled.
Connect the AC adaptor when using the Wake-up on LAN function. The
battery retention time will be shorter than the times listed in this manual
when this function is enabled.
Enabled
Enables Wake-up on LAN from shutdown.
Disabled
Disables Wake-up on LAN from shutdown.
Built-in LAN
This feature enables or disables the Built-in LAN.
Enabled
Enables Built-in LAN functions.
Disabled
Disables Built-in LAN functions.
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+
Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA
Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+:
Notes on use
This software is a multimedia player which can be used to play back video,
music and photo. However, some files may not be able to play back
normally.
TOSHIBA Media Player can only support resolution higher than
1280x800.
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It is recommended that the AC adaptor be connected while TOSHIBA
Media Player is running. Power saving features may interfere with
smooth playback. When TOSHIBA Media Player is used with a battery
power, set the Power Options to "Balance".
The screen saver is disabled while TOSHIBA Media Player is playing
a video file or slideshows of photos.
The computer will not enter Sleep, Hibernation and shut-down mode
automatically, while TOSHIBA Media Player is running.
The display automatic power off function is disabled while TOSHIBA
Media Player is playing a video file or slideshows of photos.
The Resolution+ function was specially adjusted for the internal
monitor. Hence, please turn OFF Resolution+ when viewing on
external monitor.
Playback of high bit rate content may cause frame dropping, audio
skipping or decrease in computer performance.
Operating TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+
The steps for playing a video file on a local library:
1.
2.
Click My Local Library on the Start Page of TOSHIBA Media Player.
Click a video file to playback.
The steps for playing a music file on a local library:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click My Local Library on the Start Page of TOSHIBA Media Player.
Click Music in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Select an artist icon or album icon for playback.
Click a music file to playback.
The steps for playing a photo file on a local library:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click My Local Library on the Start Page of TOSHIBA Media Player.
Click Photos in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Select a folder icon or date icon for playback.
Click a photo file to playback.
Opening TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+
Manual
The features and operations about TOSHIBA Media Player are explained
in the TOSHIBA Media Player Manual. Use the following procedure to open
TOSHIBA Media Player Manual:
Click the Tutorials icon on the Start Page of TOSHIBA Media Player.
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor application proactively monitors a
number of system functions such as power consumption, battery health
and the system cooling, informing you of significant system conditions. This
application recognizes the system and individual component serial
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numbers, and will track specific activities related to the computer and their
usage.
The collected information includes device operation time and number of
actuations or status changes (i.e.: number of power button and FN key
combination uses, AC adaptor, battery, LCD, fan, HDD, sound volume,
wireless communication functionalities and USB information), date of initial
system use, and also computer and device usage (i.e.: power settings,
battery temperature and recharging, CPU, memory, backlight illumination
time, and temperatures for various devices). The stored data uses a very
small portion of the total hard disk capacity, approximately 10MB or less
per year.
This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system
conditions which may effect the performance of your TOSHIBA computer. It
may also be used to help diagnose problems should the computer require
service by TOSHIBA or TOSHIBA's authorized service providers.
Additionally, TOSHIBA may also use this information for quality assurance
analysis.
Subject to the use restrictions above, the HDD data logged may be
transferred to entities located outside of your country or region of residence
(e.g., European Union). Those countries may or may not have the same
data protection laws or data protection levels as required by your home
country or region.
Once enabled, you may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any
time by uninstalling the software via Uninstall a program in the Control
Panel. Doing so will automatically delete all collected information from the
HDD.
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software does not extend or modify
TOSHIBA's obligations under its standard limited warranty in any way.
TOSHIBA's standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply.
Starting the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor can be started using the following
methods:
Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC
Health Monitor.
Click the icon (
) in the notification area, then click the Enable PC
Health Monitor... message the first time you run the application and
Run PC Health Monitor... every time thereafter.
No matter which method is used, the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
explanation screen will be displayed.
Clicking Next will display the "PC Health Monitor Software Notice &
Acceptance" screen. Please carefully read the information displayed.
Selecting ACCEPT and clicking OK will enable the program. By enabling
the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software, you agree with these terms and
conditions and to the use and sharing of the collected information. Once
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the program is enabled, the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor screen is
displayed, and the program will begin monitoring system functions and
collecting information.
A message will be displayed if any changes which may interfere with the
operation of the program are detected. Follow the instructions displayed on
screen in the message.
System Recovery
There is a hidden partition allocated on the Hard Disk Drive for the System
Recovery Options in the event of a problem.
You can also create recovery media and restore the system.
The following items will be described in this section:
Creating Recovery Media
Restoring the pre-installed software from your created Recovery
Media
Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery Hard Disk
Drive
Creating Recovery Media
This section describes how to create Recovery Media.
Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Media.
Be sure to close all other software programs except the Recovery
Media Creator.
Do not run software such as screen savers which can put a heavy
load on the CPU.
Operate the computer at full power.
Do not use power-saving features.
Do not write to the media when the virus check software is running.
Wait for it to finish, then disable virus detection programs including any
software that checks files automatically in the background.
Do not use utilities, including those intended to enhance Hard Disk
Drive access speed. They may cause unstable operation and damage
data.
Do not shut down/log off or Sleep/Hibernate while writing or rewriting
the media.
Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subjected to
vibrations such as airplanes, trains, or cars.
Do not use on an unstable surface such as a stand.
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A recovery image of the software on your computer is stored on the Hard
Disk Drive, and can be copied to either disc media or USB Flash Memory
by using the following steps:
1.
Select either blank disc or USB Flash Memory.
The application will allow you to choose from a variety of different
media onto which the recovery image can be copied including disc
media and USB Flash Memory.
Please note that some of the disc media may not be compatible with
the optical disc drive connected to your computer. You should
therefore verify the optical disc drive supports the blank media you
have chosen before proceeding.
USB Flash Memory will be formatted and all the data in the USB Flash
Memory will be lost when proceeding.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn on your computer and allow it to load the Windows operating
system from the Hard Disk Drive as normal.
Insert the first blank disc into the external optical disc drive tray, or
Insert the USB Flash Memory into one available USB port.
Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Support & Recovery ->
Recovery Media Creator.
After Recovery Media Creator starts, select the type of media and the
title you wish to copy, and then click the Create button.
Restoring the pre-installed software from your created
Recovery Media
If the pre-installed files are damaged, you are able to use the Recovery
Media you have created to restore the computer to the state it was in when
you originally received it. To perform this restoration, follow the steps
below:
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will
be reformatted and all data will be lost.
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Please make sure to use the default Boot Mode option in the BIOS
setup utility before restoring.
To start BIOS Setup, press and hold the F2 key, and then turn on the
computer. Release the F2 key one second after the computer is power
on. If your computer does not load the Recovery options, please refer
to the Troubleshooting section.
In the BIOS setup screen, select Advanced -> System Configuration
-> Boot Mode -> UEFI Boot (Default).
If you set the Boot Mode as CSM Boot, the recovery media created by
Recovery Media Creator will NOT be able to restore.
If you create a recovery image using advanced recovery tools from
Control Panel, please also make sure to use the default Boot Mode
option (UEFI Boot) in the BIOS setup utility before restoring.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Load the Recovery Media into the external Optical Disc Drive or insert
the recovery USB Flash Memory into one available USB port.
Turn off the computer's power.
While holding down the F12 key on the keyboard, turn on your
computer. Release the F12 key one second after the computer is
power on.
Use the up and down cursor key to select the appropriate option from
the menu according to your actual recovery media. Please refer to the
Boot Priority Options section for further information.
A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions.
If your computer does not load the Boot menu, please refer to the
Troubleshooting section.
When drivers/utilities are installed, you can setup the respective drivers/
utilities from the following place. To open the setup files, Click Desktop ->
Desktop Assist -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Applications and
Drivers.
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ application is not included in
the setup files above but can be downloaded from Windows Store.
If you have previously chosen to remove the recovery partition and are
trying to create "Recovery Media", you will see the following message: "The
Recovery Media Creator can not be launched because there is no recovery
partition."
When there is no recovery partition, the Recovery Media Creator cannot
make Recovery Media.
However, if you have already created a "Recovery Media", you can use it
to restore the recovery partition.
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If you have not created "Recovery Media", please contact TOSHIBA
support for assistance.
Restoring the pre-installed software from the
Recovery Hard Disk Drive
A portion of the total Hard Disk Drive space is configured as a hidden
recovery partition. This partition stores files which can be used to restore
pre-installed software in the event of a problem.
If you subsequently set up your Hard Disk Drive again, do not change,
delete or add partitions in a manner other than specified in the manual,
otherwise you may find that space for the required software is not
available.
In addition, if you use a third-party partitioning program to reconfigure the
partitions on your Hard Disk Drive, you may find that it becomes impossible
to setup your computer.
Make sure that the AC adaptor is connected during the restoring process.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk may be
reformatted and all data may be lost.
1.
2.
3.
Turn off your computer.
While holding down 0 (zero) key on the keyboard, turn on your
computer. Release the 0 (zero) key one second after the computer is
power on.
A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions.
If your computer does not load the Recovery options, please refer to the
Troubleshooting section.
You can also perform the restoration through PC settings in the operating
system:
1.
2.
3.
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Click the Settings charm and click Change PC settings.
Click General under PC settings.
Select the options you desired and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA have designed this computer for durability, however, should
problems occur you are able to use the procedures detailed in this chapter
to help determine the cause.
All users should become familiar with this chapter as knowing what might
go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
Problem solving process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following
guidelines:
Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists as taking
further action may result in data loss or damage, or you may destroy
valuable problem related information that can help solve the problem.
Observe what is happening - write down what the system is doing and
what actions you performed immediately before the problem occurred.
Make a screenshot of the current display.
Please also be aware that the questions and procedures described in this
chapter are meant only as a guide, they are not definitive problem solving
techniques. In reality many problems can be solved simply, but a few may
require help from TOSHIBA Support - if you find you need to consult
others, be prepared to describe the problem in as much detail as possible.
Preliminary checklist
You should always consider the simplest solution first - the items detailed
in this checklist are easy to fix and yet can cause what appears to be a
serious problem:
Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the
computer - this includes your printer and any other external device you
are using.
Before you attach an external device you should first turn the
computer off, then when you turn the computer back on again it will
recognize the new device.
Make sure all optional accessories are configured properly in the
computer's setup program and that all required driver software has
been loaded (please refer to the documentation included with the
optional accessories for further information on its installation and
configuration).
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Check all cables to ensure they are correctly and firmly attached to the
computer - loose cables can cause signal errors.
Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for
loose pins.
Check that your disc media is correctly loaded
Always try to make detailed notes of your observations and keep them in a
permanent error log - this will help you to describe your problems to
TOSHIBA Support. In addition, if a problem recurs, the log you have made
will help to identify the problem faster.
Analyzing the problem
Sometimes the computer will give you clues that can help you identify why
it is malfunctioning. In view of this you should keep the following questions
in mind:
Which part of the computer is not operating properly - keyboard, Hard
Disk Drive, display panel, Touch Pad, Touch Pad control buttons - as
each device will produce different symptoms.
Check the options within the operating system to ensure that its
configuration is set properly.
What appears on the display? Does it display any messages or
random characters? Make a screenshot of the current display and, if
possible, look up the messages in the documentation included with the
computer, software or operating system.
Check that all connecting cables are correctly and firmly attached as
loose cables can cause erroneous or intermittent signals.
Do any indicators light, if so, which ones, what color are they and do
they stay on or blink? Write down what you see.
Do you hear any beeps, if so how many, are they long or short and are
they high pitched or low pitched? In addition, is the computer making
any unusual noises? Write down what you hear.
Record your observations so you can describe them in detail to TOSHIBA
Support.
Software
The problems may be caused by your software
or disk. If you cannot load a software package,
the media may be damaged or the program
might be corrupted - in these instances try
loading another copy of the software if possible.
If an error message appears while you are using
a software package you should refer to the
documentation supplied with it as this will usually
include a problem solving section or a summary
of error messages.
Next, you should check any error messages
against the operating system documentation.
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Hardware
If you cannot find a software problem, you should
then check the setup and configuration of your
hardware. First run through the items in the
preliminary checklist as described previously
then, if you still cannot correct the problem, try to
identify the source - the next section provides
checklists for individual components and
peripherals.
Before using a peripheral device or application software that is not an
authorized TOSHIBA part or product, make sure the device or software can
be used with your computer. Use of incompatible devices may cause injury
or may damage your computer.
If something goes wrong
Your program stops responding
If you are working with a program that suddenly freezes all operations,
chances are the program has stopped responding. You can exit the failed
program without shutting down the operating system or closing other
programs.
To close a program that has stopped responding:
1.
2.
3.
Press CTRL, ALT, and DEL simultaneously (once), then click Start
Task Manager. The Windows® Task Manager window appears.
Select the program you want to close, then click End Task. Closing
the failed program should allow you to continue working. If it does not,
continue with the next step.
Close the remaining programs one by one by selecting the program
name, then End Task. Closing all programs should allow you to
continue working. If it does not, power off your computer and then
restart it.
The computer will not start
Make sure you attached the AC adaptor and power cord/cable properly.
If you are using the AC adaptor, check that the wall outlet is working by
plugging in another device, such as a lamp.
Verify that the computer is on by looking at the ON/OFF indicator.
If the indicator is glowing, the computer is on. Also, try turning the computer
off and then on.
If you are using an AC adaptor, verify that the computer is receiving power
from the external power source by looking at the DC IN/Battery indicator. If
the indicator is glowing, the computer is connected to a live external power
source.
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The computer will not load advanced options during startup
By holding down one of the following keys during startup, your computer
will load advanced options as shown below.
Key
Advanced option
F2
BIOS utility
F12
Boot menu
0 (zero)
Recovery options
If your computer starts to load the Operating System instead of desired
advanced options, follow the steps below:
1.
2.
3.
In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.
Hold down the corresponding key and then release this key one
second after the computer is power on.
Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
Hardware and system checklist
This section discusses problems caused by your computer’s hardware or
attached peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
Power
Keyboard
Internal display panel
Hard Disk Drive
Memory Media Card
Pointing device
USB device
Sound system
External monitor
LAN
Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC power outlet, the battery
pack is the primary power source. However, your computer also has a
number of other power resources, including an intelligent power supply and
a Real Time Clock (RTC) battery, all of which are interrelated with any one
having the ability to produce apparent power problems.
Overheating power down
If the processor's temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with
either setting, the computer will automatically shuts down to prevent any
damage - in this instance all unsaved data in memory will be lost.
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Problem
Procedure
Computer shuts
down automatically.
Leave the computer off until it reaches room
temperature. If the computer has reached room
temperature and it still does not start, or if it starts
but shuts down quickly, contact TOSHIBA Support.
AC power
If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected
you should check the status of the DC IN/Battery indicator. Please refer to
the Monitoring of power condition section for further information.
Problem
Procedure
AC adaptor doesn’t
power the computer
Check the connections to make sure that the
power cord/adaptor is firmly connected to the
computer and a working power outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals. If
the cord is frayed or damaged it should be
replaced, while if the terminals are soiled, they
should be cleaned with a clean cotton cloth.
If the AC adaptor still does not power the
computer, you should contact TOSHIBA Support.
Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, you should check the status of
the DC IN/Battery indicator.
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Procedure
Battery doesn’t
power the computer
The battery may be discharged - connect the AC
adaptor to recharge the battery.
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Problem
Procedure
If the battery is completely discharged, it will not
Battery doesn’t
charge when the AC begin charging immediately, in these instances you
should wait a few minutes before trying again. If
adaptor is attached
the battery still does not charge, you should check
that the power outlet the AC adaptor is connected
to its supplying power - this can be tested by
plugging another appliance into it.
Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the
touch - if so, it will not charge properly and should
be allowed to reach room temperature before you
try again.
Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery to
make sure its connecting terminals are clean - if
necessary wipe them with a soft dry cloth lightly
dipped in alcohol.
Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery,
taking care to ensure that it is securely seated in
the computer.
Check the DC IN/Battery indicator - if it does not
glow, allow the computer to charge the battery for
at least twenty minutes. If the DC IN/Battery
indicator starts to glow after this period, allow the
battery to continue to charge for at least another
twenty minutes before turning on the computer.
However, if the indicator still does not glow, the
battery may be at the end of its operating life and
should be replaced. However, if you do not believe
the battery is at the end of its operating life, you
should speak to TOSHIBA Support.
Battery doesn’t
power the computer
as long as expected
If you frequently recharge a partially charged
battery, the battery might not charge to its full
potential - in these instances you should fully
discharge the battery and then attempt to charge it
again.
Check the Power saver option under Select a
power plan in the Power Options.
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Real Time Clock
Problem
Procedure
The BIOS setting
and system date/
time are lost.
The charge in the Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
has run out - you will need to set the date and time
in the BIOS setup application by using the
following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press and hold the F2 key, and then turn on
the computer. Release the F2 key one second
after the computer is power on.
Set the date in the System Date field.
Set the time in the System Time field.
Press F10 - a confirmation message will be
displayed.
Press the ENTER key - the BIOS setup
application will end and the computer will
restart.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by the setup and configuration of the
computer - please refer to the The Keyboard section for further information.
Problem
Procedure
Output to screen is
garbled
Please refer to your software's documentation to
ensure that it is not remapping the keyboard in any
way (remapping involves changing or reassigning
the function of each key).
If you are still unable to use the keyboard, you
should contact TOSHIBA Support.
Internal display panel
Apparent computer's display panel problems may be related to the
computer's setup and configuration - please refer to the TOSHIBA System
Settings section, for further information.
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No display
Press the function keys to adjust the display
priority, and to make sure it is not set for output to
an external monitor.
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Problem
Procedure
Markings appear on
the computer's
display panel.
These marks may have come from contact with the
keyboard and Touch Pad while the display panel
has been closed. You should try to remove the
marks by gently wiping the display panel with a
clean dry cloth or, if this fails, with a good quality
LCD screen cleaner. In this latter instance you
should always follow the instructions with the
screen cleaner and always ensure you let the
display panel dry properly before closing it.
Hard Disk Drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not
boot from Hard Disk
Drive
Check to see whether there is a disc in the optical
disc drive - if so remove it and try to start the
computer again.
If this has no effect, check the Boot Priority
setting within the TOSHIBA System Settings please refer to the Boot Priority Options section for
further information.
Slow performance
The files on the Hard Disk Drive may be
fragmented - in this instance you should run the
disk Defragmentation utility to check the condition
of your files and the Hard Disk Drive. Please refer
to the operating system's documentation or online
Help File for further information on operating and
using the Defragmentation utility.
As a last resort you should reformat the Hard Disk
Drive and then reload the operating system and all
other files and data. If you are still unable to
resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support.
Memory Media Card
For further information, please refer to Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Memory media card
error occurs
Remove the memory media card from the
computer and then reinsert it in order to ensure it is
firmly connected.
If the problem persists, then you should refer to the
documentation supplied with your memory media
card for further information.
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Problem
Procedure
You cannot write to
a memory media
card
Remove the memory media card from the
computer and check to ensure that it is not write
protected.
You cannot read a
file
Check to ensure the required file is actually on the
memory media card that is inserted into the
computer.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact TOSHIBA Support.
Pointing device
If you are using a USB mouse, you should also refer to both the USB
mouse section, and the documentation supplied with your mouse.
Touch Pad
Problem
Procedure
The Touch Pad does Check the Device Select settings.
not work.
Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control
Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Mouse.
Pressing function keys to enable.
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
pointing device
operation
In this instance the system might be busy - Try
moving the mouse again after waiting a short
while.
Double-tapping
(Touch Pad) does
not work
In this instance, you should initially try changing
the double-click speed setting within the Mouse
Control utility.
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2.
3.
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To access this utility, click Desktop ->
Desktop Assist -> Control Panel ->
Hardware and Sound -> Mouse.
Within the Mouse Properties window, click the
Buttons tab.
Set the Double Click Speed as required and
click OK.
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Problem
Procedure
The on-screen
pointer moves too
fast or too slow
In this instance, you should initially try changing
the speed setting within the Mouse Control utility.
1.
2.
3.
To access this utility, click Desktop ->
Desktop Assist -> Control Panel ->
Hardware and Sound -> Mouse.
Within the Mouse Properties window, click the
Pointer Options tab.
Set the pointer speed as required and click
OK.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact TOSHIBA Support.
The reaction of
Touch pad is either
too sensitive or not
sensitive enough.
Adjust the touch Sensitivity.
To access it, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist ->
Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Mouse
.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact TOSHIBA Support.
USB mouse
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
mouse operation
In this instance the system might be busy - Try
moving the mouse again after waiting a short
while.
Remove the mouse from the computer and then
reconnect it to a free USB port in order to ensure it
is firmly attached.
Double-clicking does In this instance, you should initially try changing
not work
the double-click speed setting within the Mouse
Control utility.
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2.
3.
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To access this utility, click Desktop ->
Desktop Assist -> Control Panel ->
Hardware and Sound -> Mouse.
Within the Mouse Properties window, click the
Buttons tab.
Set the double-click speed as required and
click OK.
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Problem
Procedure
The on-screen
pointer moves too
fast or too slow
In this instance, you should initially try changing
the speed setting within the Mouse Control utility.
1.
2.
3.
The on-screen
pointer moves
erratically
To access this utility, click Desktop ->
Desktop Assist -> Control Panel ->
Hardware and Sound -> Mouse.
Within the Mouse Properties window, click the
Pointer Options tab.
Set the pointer speed as required and click
OK.
The elements of the mouse responsible for
detecting movement might be dirty - please refer to
the documentation supplied with the mouse for
instructions on how to clean it.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact TOSHIBA Support.
USB device
In addition to the information in this section, please also refer to the
documentation supplied with your USB device.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not Remove the USB device from the computer and
work
then reconnect it to a free port in order to ensure it
is firmly attached.
Ensure that any required USB device drivers are
properly installed - to achieve this you should refer
to both the device documentation and the
operating system documentation.
Sleep and Charge function
For more information and settings, please refer to the Sleep and Charge
section.
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Problem
Procedure
I cannot use the
Sleep and Charge
function.
Sleep and Charge function may be disabled.
Enable the Sleep and Charge function in the
TOSHIBA System Settings.
When there is a current overflow of the external
device connected to the compatible port, USB bus
power (DC5V) supply may be stopped for safety
reasons. When this happens, disconnect an
external device if some external devices are
connected. After that, turn the power of the
computer ON/OFF to restore the function. If this
function can not be still used even if only one
external device is connected, stop using the
external device because its current is over the
acceptable value of this computer.
Some external devices may not be able to use the
Sleep and Charge function. In this case, please try
one or more of the following methods.
Select another mode.
Turn OFF the computer while external devices
are connected.
Connect external devices after turning OFF of
the computer.
If this function can not be still used, change the
setting to disable the function and stop using this
function.
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The battery depletes
quickly even when I
turned OFF the
power of the
computer.
If Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the
computer's battery will discharge during
hibernation or when the computer is turned off.
External devices
connected to the
compatible ports do
not work when
connected to a
compatible port.
Some external devices may not work when
connected to a compatible port if the Sleep and
Charge function is enabled.
Connect the AC adaptor to the computer or disable
the Sleep and Charge function.
Reconnect the external device after turning the
computer ON.
If the external device still does not work, connect
device to an USB port that does not have the
Sleep and Charge function or change to disable
the Sleep and Charge function.
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Problem
Procedure
The "USB Wakeup
function" does not
work.
When Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the
"USB WakeUp" function does not work for ports
that support the Sleep and Charge function.
In that case, use an USB port that does not have
the USB Sleep and Charge function or change to
disable Sleep and Charge function.
Sound system
In addition to the information in this section, please also refer to the
documentation supplied with your audio device.
Problem
Procedure
No sound is heard
Press the function keys to increase or decrease
volume.
Check the software volume settings.
Please check to see if Mute is turned to Off
Check to make sure the headphone connection is
secure.
Check within the Windows Device Manager
application to ensure the sound device is enabled
and that the device is properly working.
Annoying sound is
heard
In this instance you may be experiencing feedback
from either the internal microphone or an external
microphone connected to the computer - please
refer to Sound System and Video mode for further
information.
Volume cannot be adjusted during Windows start
up or shut down.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact TOSHIBA Support.
External monitor
Please also refer to Operating Basics, and to the documentation supplied
with your monitor for further information.
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Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not
turn on
After confirming that the monitor's power switch is
on, you should check the connections to make
sure that the power cord/adaptor is firmly
connected to the monitor and to a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls
on the external monitor.
Press the function key in order to change the
display priority and ensure that it is not set for the
internal display only.
Check to see if the external monitor is connected.
When the external monitor is set as the primary
display device in extended desktop mode, it will not
display when the computer wakes up from Sleep
Mode if the external monitor has been
disconnected while in Sleep Mode.
To keep this from happening, do not disconnect
the external monitor while the computer is in Sleep
or Hibernation Mode.
Remember to turn off the computer before
disconnecting the external monitor.
When the display panel and an external monitor
are set to clone mode and they are turned off by
the timer, the display panel or the external monitor
may not display when turned on again.
If this occurs, press the function key to re-set the
display panel and external monitor to clone mode.
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is firmly attached.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact TOSHIBA Support.
LAN
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Procedure
Cannot access LAN
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN jack and the LAN hub.
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Problem
Procedure
Wake-up on LAN
does not work
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected. The
Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even
when the system is off.
If problems persist, consult your LAN administrator.
Wireless LAN
If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN
administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to
Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access
Wireless LAN
Make sure the computer's Wireless communication
function is on.
If problems persist, contact your LAN
administrator.
Bluetooth
For further information on Bluetooth wireless communication, please refer
to Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access
Bluetooth device
Check to ensure the computer's Wireless
Communication function is on.
Check to ensure the Bluetooth Manager
application is running on the computer and that
power to the external Bluetooth device is turned
on.
Check to ensure that no optional Bluetooth Adaptor
is installed in the computer - the built-in Bluetooth
hardware cannot operate simultaneously with
another Bluetooth controller.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact TOSHIBA Support.
TOSHIBA support
If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having
problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for
additional technical assistance.
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Before you call
Some problems you experience may be related to software or the
operating system so it is important that you investigate other sources of
assistance first. Before contacting TOSHIBA, try the following:
Review troubleshooting sections in the documentation supplied with
your software and/or peripheral devices.
If a problem occurs when you are running software applications,
consult the software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions
and consider calling the software company's technical support
department for assistance.
Consult the reseller or dealer from where you purchased your
computer and/or software - they are your best resource for current
information and support.
TOSHIBA technical support
If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware
related, visit TOSHIBA technical support website http://www.toshiba.co.jp/
worldwide/.
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Index
A
Display controller 3-10
AC adaptor
additional 4-22
connecting 2-3
DC IN 19V jack 3-4
B
Documentation list 2-1
Dual Pointing Device
Touch Pad 6-9
E
Battery
extending life 4-16
monitoring capacity 4-14
real time clock 3-9, 4-12
save mode 5-4
types 4-12
Equipment checklist 2-1
External monitor
problems 6-14
F
Bluetooth
problems 6-15
Function Key 4-2
Function keys 5-4
Boot Priority 5-12
C
Hard Disk Drive 3-9
Cleaning the computer 4-24
Cooling vents 3-5
D
Hard disk drive
automatic power off 5-4
HDMI out port 3-4
DC IN
indicator 3-1
DC IN/Battery indicator
Display
automatic power off 5-4
hinges 3-7
opening 2-5
screen 3-7
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Heat dispersal 4-25, 5-5
HW Setup
accessing 5-8
Boot 5-12
display 5-11
general 5-8
keyboard 5-13
LAN 5-14
SATA 5-13
USB 5-13
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Power
conditions 3-11
Hibernation Mode 2-10
panel on/off 5-4
Shut Down mode 2-7
Sleep Mode 2-8
turning off 2-7
turning on 2-6
window 5-8
K
Keyboard
Function keys F1...F12 4-2
problems 6-7
Windows special keys 4-3
Problems
AC power 6-5
Analyzing the problem 6-2
Battery 6-5
Bluetooth 6-15
External monitor 6-13
Hardware and system
checklist 6-4
HDD 6-8
Internal display panel 6-7
Keyboard 6-7
LAN 6-14, 6-15
Memory Media Card 6-8
Overheating power
down 6-4
Pointing device 6-9
Power 6-4
Real Time Clock 6-7
Sound system 6-13
TOSHIBA support 6-15
Touch Pad 6-9
USB device 6-11
USB mouse 6-10
Wireless LAN 6-15
L
LAN
cable types 4-11
connecting 4-11
problems 6-14
M
memory media card
inserting 4-19
removing 4-19
Memory media slot 4-16
Moving the computer 4-25
MultiMediaCard
removing 4-19
P
R
Password
power on 5-4
Starting the computer by
password 5-7
Supervisor 5-7
user 5-5
Pointing Device
Touch Pad 3-8
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Recovery hard disk drive 5-20
Recovery Media 5-18
Restarting the computer 2-8
S
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
formatting 4-18
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note 4-17
Security lock 4-21
Sleep Mode
setting 2-8
System automatic 5-4
Sound system
problems 6-13
T
TOSHIBA Desktop Assist 5-1
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic
Tool 5-1
U
USB device
problems 6-11
V
Video mode 4-24
Video RAM 3-9
W
Web Camera 3-7
Wireless communication 4-8
Wireless LAN
problems 6-15
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Glossary
The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate
naming is included for reference.
Abbreviations
AC: Alternating current
ANSI: American National Standards Institute
AMT: Intel Active Management Technology
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BIOS: basic input/output system
bps: bits per second
CD: compact disc
CD-ROM: Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
CD-RW: Compact Disc-ReWritable
CMOS: complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CPU: central processing unit
CRT: cathode ray tube
DC: direct current
DDR: double data rate
DIMM: dual inline memory module
DVD: digital versatile disc
DVD-R: Digital Versatile Disc-Recordable
DVD-RAM: Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory
DVD-R DL: Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Dual Layer
DVD-ROM: Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory
DVD-RW: Digital Versatile Disc-ReWritable
DVD+R DL: Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Double Layer
FDD: floppy diskette drive
FIR: fast infrared
GB: gigabyte
HDD: Hard Disk Drive
HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface
IDE: integrated drive electronics
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
I/O: input/output
IRQ: interrupt request
KB: kilobyte
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LAN: local area network
LCD: liquid crystal display
LED: light emitting diode
MB: megabyte
MMC: multi media card
OCR: optical character recognition (reader)
PC: personal computer
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
RAM: random access memory
RGB: red, green, and blue
ROM: read only memory
RTC: real time clock
S/P DIF: Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format
SD: Secure Digital
SDHC: Secure Digital High Capacity
SDRAM: synchronous dynamic random access memory
SLI: Scalable Link Interface
SSD: Solid state drive
TFT: thin-film transistor
USB: Universal Serial Bus
UXGA: ultra extended graphics array
VGA: video graphics array
WAN: wide area network
WSXGA: wide super extended graphics array
WSXGA+: wide super extended graphics array plus
WUXGA: Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array
WXGA: wide extended graphics array
WXGA+: wide extended graphics array plus
XGA: extended graphics array
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