Asus N550L Specifications

Notebook PC
E-Manual
E7914
First Edition
April 2013
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Table of Contents
About this manual......................................................................................................7
Conventions used in this manual.............................................................................. 8
Icons..................................................................................................................................... 8
Typography........................................................................................................................ 8
Safety precautions.....................................................................................................9
Using your Notebook PC............................................................................................... 9
Caring for your Notebook PC...................................................................................... 10
Proper disposal................................................................................................................. 11
Chapter 1: Hardware Setup
Getting to know your Notebook PC....................................................................14
Top View.............................................................................................................................. 14
Bottom................................................................................................................................. 19
Right Side........................................................................................................................... 21
Left Side.............................................................................................................................. 23
Front Side........................................................................................................................... 25
Chapter 2: Using your Notebook PC
Getting started............................................................................................................28
Charge your Notebook PC............................................................................................ 28
Lift to open the display panel...................................................................................... 30
Press the power button................................................................................................. 30
Gestures for the touch screen* and touchpad.................................................31
Using the touch screen*................................................................................................ 31
Using the touchpad........................................................................................................ 33
Using the keyboard....................................................................................................40
Function keys.................................................................................................................... 40
Function keys for ASUS Apps...................................................................................... 41
Windows®8 keys.............................................................................................................. 42
Multimedia control keys*............................................................................................. 42
Numeric keypad*............................................................................................................. 43
Using the optical disc drive.....................................................................................44
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Chapter 3: Working with Windows® 8
Starting for the first time..........................................................................................48
Windows® 8 lock screen............................................................................................48
Windows® UI.................................................................................................................49
Start screen........................................................................................................................ 49
Windows® Apps............................................................................................................... 49
Hotspots.............................................................................................................................. 50
Working with Windows® apps................................................................................53
Launching apps................................................................................................................ 53
Customizing apps............................................................................................................ 53
Accessing the Apps screen........................................................................................... 56
Charms bar......................................................................................................................... 59
Snap feature...................................................................................................................... 62
Other keyboard shortcuts.......................................................................................64
Connecting to wireless networks.........................................................................66
Wi-Fi...................................................................................................................................... 66
Bluetooth . ......................................................................................................................... 68
Airplane mode.................................................................................................................. 70
Connecting to wired networks..............................................................................71
Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection..................................... 71
Configuring a static IP network connection.......................................................... 73
Turning your Notebook PC off...............................................................................74
Putting your Notebook PC to sleep.......................................................................... 74
Chapter 4: ASUS apps
Featured ASUS Apps..................................................................................................76
Power4Gear Hybrid......................................................................................................... 76
USB Charger+.................................................................................................................... 80
ASUS Instant Key Menu................................................................................................. 82
ASUS Console.................................................................................................................... 85
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Chapter 5: Power-on Self Test (POST)
The Power-on Self Test (POST)...............................................................................94
Using POST to access BIOS and Troubleshoot...................................................... 94
BIOS.................................................................................................................................94
Accessing BIOS................................................................................................................. 94
BIOS Settings..................................................................................................................... 95
Troubleshoot................................................................................................................105
Refresh your PC................................................................................................................ 105
Reset your PC.................................................................................................................... 106
Advanced options........................................................................................................... 107
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Useful tips for your Notebook PC.........................................................................110
Hardware FAQs............................................................................................................111
Software FAQs..............................................................................................................114
Appendices
DVD-ROM Drive Information (on selected models)............................................ 118
Blu-ray ROM Drive Information (on selected models)........................................ 120
Internal Modem Compliancy...................................................................................... 120
Overview............................................................................................................................. 121
Network Compatibility Declaration.......................................................................... 121
Non-Voice Equipment .................................................................................................. 121
Federal Communications Commission Interference Statement.................... 123
FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement.................................. 124
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)................................... 125
CE Marking......................................................................................................................... 125
IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada....................................................... 126
Déclaration d’Industrie Canada relative à l’exposition aux ondes radio .... 127
Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains............................................ 128
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France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands........................................................ 128
UL Safety Notices............................................................................................................. 130
Power Safety Requirement.......................................................................................... 131
TV Notices.......................................................................................................................... 131
REACH.................................................................................................................................. 131
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice............................................................... 131
Prevention of Hearing Loss.......................................................................................... 131
Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries)............................................ 132
Optical Drive Safety Information............................................................................... 133
CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem)............................... 134
ENERGY STAR complied product............................................................................... 136
European Union Eco-label............................................................................................ 136
Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration................... 137
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services........................................................................... 137
Regional notice for Singapore.................................................................................... 137
Japan Technical Conformity Mark............................................................................. 138
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About this manual
This manual provides information about the hardware and software
features of your Notebook PC, organized through the following
chapters:
Chapter 1: Hardware Setup
This chapter details the hardware components of your Notebook
PC.
Chapter 2: Using your Notebook PC
This chapter shows you how to use the different parts of your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 3: Working with Windows® 8
This chapter provides an overview of using Windows® 8 in your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 4: ASUS Apps
This chapter features the ASUS apps included with your Notebook
PC’s Windows® 8 operating system.
Chapter 5: Power-on Self-test (POST)
This chapter shows you how to use POST to change the settings
of your Notebook PC.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This section shows hardware and software FAQs you can refer to
for fixing common issues or problems with your Notebook PC.
Appendices
This section includes notices and safety statements for your
Notebook PC.
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Conventions used in this manual
To highlight key information in this manual, some text are presented as
follows:
IMPORTANT! This message contains vital information that must be
followed to complete a task.
NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can
help complete tasks.
WARNING! This message contains important information that must be
followed to keep you safe while performing tasks and prevent damage to
your Notebook PC's data and components.
Icons
The icons below indicate the devices you can use for completing a
series of tasks or procedures on your Notebook PC.
= Use the touchscreen.
= Use the touchpad.
= Use the keyboard.
Typography
Bold
= This indicates a menu or an item that must be selected.
Italic
= This indicates sections that you can refer to in this manual.
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Safety precautions
Using your Notebook PC
This Notebook PC should only be used in
environments with ambient temperatures between
5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F).
Refer to the rating label on the bottom of your
Notebook PC and ensure that your power adapter
complies with this rating.
Do not leave your Notebook PC on your lap or near
any part of your body to prevent discomfort or
injury from heat exposure.
Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, and
other peripherals with your Notebook PC.
While powered on, ensure that you do not carry or
cover your Notebook PC with any materials that can
reduce air circulation.
Do not place your Notebook PC on uneven or
unstable work surfaces.
You can send your Notebook PC through x-ray
machines (used on items placed on conveyor belts),
but do not expose them to magnetic detectors and
wands.
Contact your airline provider to learn about related
inflight services that can be used and restrictions
that must be followed when using your Notebook
PC in-flight.
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Caring for your Notebook PC
Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery
pack (if applicable) before cleaning your Notebook
PC. Use a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth
dampened with a solution of nonabrasive detergent
and a few drops of warm water. Remove any extra
moisture from your Notebook PC using a dry cloth.
Do not use strong solvents such as thinners,
benzene, or other chemicals on or near your
Notebook PC.
Do not place objects on top of your Notebook PC.
Do not expose your Notebook PC to strong
magnetic or electrical fields.
Do not use or expose your Notebook PC near
liquids, rain, or moisture.
Do not expose your Notebook PC to dusty
environments.
Do not use your Notebook PC near gas leaks.
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Proper disposal
Do not throw your Notebook PC in municipal waste.
This product has been designed to enable proper
reuse of parts and recycling. The symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product
(electrical, electronic equipment and mercurycontaining button cell battery) should not be
placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations
for disposal of electronic products.
Do not throw the battery in municipal waste. The
symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates
that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
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Chapter 1:
Hardware Setup
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Getting to know your Notebook PC
Top View
NOTE: The keyboard's layout may vary per region or country. The top
view may also vary in appearance depending on the Notebook PC model.
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Array microphones
The array microphones feature echo canceling, noise
suppression, and beam forming functions for better voice
recognition and audio recording.
Camera
The built-in camera allows you to take pictures or record videos
using your Notebook PC.
Camera indicator
The camera indicator lights up when the built-in camera is in use.
Display panel
This high-definition display panel provides excellent viewing
features for photos, videos, and other multimedia files on your
Notebook PC.
Touch screen panel*
The touch screen panel allows you to operate your Notebook PC
using touch gestures.
Instant Key button
This preset button is a unique feature of your Notebook PC. By
default, quickly pressing this button launches the ASUS Console
app. To create a new preset, press and hold this button to launch
the ASUS Instant Key Menu then configure the settings.
NOTE:
•
For more details on creating presets, refer to the ASUS
Instant Key Menu section in this manual.
•
For more details on using the ASUS Console app, refer
to the ASUS Console section in this manual.
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Power button
Press the power button to turn your Notebook PC on or off. You
can also use the power button to put your Notebook PC to sleep
or hibernate mode and wake it up from sleep or hibernate mode.
In the event that your Notebook PC becomes unresponsive,
press and hold the power button for about four (4) seconds until
your Notebook PC shuts down.
Numeric keypad*
The numeric keypad toggles between these two functions: for
numeric input and as pointer direction keys.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Numeric keypad (on selected
models) section in this manual.
Keyboard
The keyboard provides full-sized QWERTY keys with a
comfortable travel depth for typing. It also enables you to use
the function keys, allows quick access to Windows®, and controls
other multimedia functions.
NOTE: The keyboard layout differs by model or territory.
Touchpad
The touchpad allows the use of multi-gestures to navigate
onscreen, providing an intuitive user experience. It also simulates
the functions of a regular mouse.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Gestures for the touchpad
section in this manual.
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Status indicators
The status indicators help identify the current hardware status of
your Notebook PC.
Power indicator
The power indicator lights up when the Notebook PC
is turned on and blinks slowly when the Notebook
PC is in sleep mode.
Two-color battery charge indicator
The two-color LED provides a visual indication of the
battery’s charge status. Refer to the following table
for details:
Color
Status
Solid Green
The Notebook PC is plugged to
a power source and the battery
power is between 95% and
100%.
Solid Orange
The Notebook PC is plugged
to a power source, charging its
battery, and the battery power
is less than 95%.
Blinking Orange
The Notebook PC is running on
battery mode and the battery
power is less than 10%.
Lights off
The Notebook PC is running on
battery mode and the battery
power is between 10% to 100%.
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Drive activity indicator
This indicator lights up when your Notebook PC is
accessing the internal storage drives.
Bluetooth / Wireless indicator
This indicator lights up when your Notebook PC’s
wireless function (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) is enabled.
Capital lock indicator
This indicator lights up when the capital lock
function is activated. Using capital lock allows you
to type capitalized letters (such as A, B, C) using your
Notebook PC’s keyboard.
* on selected models only
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Bottom
NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model.
WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get warm to hot while in
use or while charging the battery pack. When working on your Notebook
PC, do not place it on surfaces that can block the vents.
IMPORTANT! Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for
this Notebook PC. The battery pack cannot be disassembled.
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Air vents
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the
Notebook PC.
WARNING! Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other
objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may
occur.
Audio speakers
The built-in audio speaker allows you to hear audio straight from
the Notebook PC. The audio features of this Notebook PC are
software-controlled.
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Right Side
Memory card reader
This Notebook PC has a single built-in memory card reader slot
that supports MMC, SD, and SDHC card formats.
USB 3.0 port
This USB (Universal Serial Bus) 3.0 port provides a transfer rate
of up to 5 Gbit/s and is backward compatible to USB 2.0.
Optical disc drive
Your Notebook PC’s optical disc drive may support several disc
formats such as CDs, DVDs, recordable discs, or rewritable discs.
Optical disc drive indicator
This indicator lights up when the optical disc drive electronic
eject button is pressed while the Notebook PC is powered
on. This indicator also lights up when the optical disc drive is
currently reading data from or writing data to a disc.
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Optical disc drive eject button
Press this button to eject the optical disc drive tray.
Optical disc drive manual eject hole
The manual eject hole is used to eject the drive tray in case the
electronic eject button does not work.
WARNING! Use the manual eject hole only when the electronic
eject button does not work.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Using the optical disc drive
section in this manual.
Kensington® security slot
The Kensington® security slot allows you to secure your
Notebook PC using Kensington® compatible Notebook PC
security products.
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Left Side
Power (DC) input port
Insert the bundled power adapter into this port to charge the
battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC.
WARNING! The adapter may become warm to hot while in use.
Do not cover the adapter and keep it away from your body while
it is connected to a power source.
IMPORTANT! Use only the bundled power adapter to charge
the battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC.
Subwoofer jack port
The subwoofer jack port is used to connect the subwoofer
(optional) to your Notebook PC.
LAN port
Insert the network cable into this port to connect to a local area
network.
HDMI port
This port is for the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
connector and is HDCP compliant for HD DVD, Blu-ray, and
other protected content playback.
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Mini DisplayPort port
Use this port to connect your Notebook PC to a DisplayPort or
VGA, DVI, or HDMI external display.
USB 3.0 port
This USB (Universal Serial Bus) 3.0 port provides a transfer rate
of up to 5 Gbit/s and is backward compatible to USB 2.0.
USB 3.0 port with USB Charger+
This USB 3.0 port with the icon comes with the USB Charger+
feature. USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge mobile
devices and can be used even while your Notebook PC is on
sleep, hibernate, or shutdown mode*.
* on selected models only
Headphone output/microphone input combo jack port
This port allows you to connect your Notebook PC to amplified
speakers or headphones. You can also use this port to connect
your Notebook PC to an external microphone.
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Front Side
NOTE: The front side may vary in appearance depending on model.
Status indicators
The status indicators help identify the current hardware status
of your Notebook PC.
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Chapter 2:
Using your Notebook PC
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Getting started
Charge your Notebook PC.
A.
Plug the AC power adapter into a 100V~240V power source.
B.
Connect the DC power connector into your Notebook PC’s power
(DC) input.
Charge the Notebook PC for 3 hours before using it in
battery mode for the first time.
NOTE: The power adapter may vary in appearance, depending on models
and your region.
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IMPORTANT!
•
Ensure that your Notebook PC is connected to a grounded
power adapter before turning it on for the first time.
•
When using your Notebook PC on power adapter mode, the
socket outlet must be near to the unit and easily accessible.
•
Locate the input/output rating label on your Notebook
PC and ensure that it matches the input/output rating
information on your power adapter. Some Notebook PC
models may have multiple rating output currents based on
the available SKU.
•
Power adapter information:
-
Input voltage: 100-240Vac
-
Input frequency: 50-60Hz
-
Rating output current: 4.74A(90W), 6.32A(120W)
-
Rating output voltage: 19V
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Lift to open the display panel.
Press the power button.
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Gestures for the touch screen* and
touchpad
Gestures allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your
Notebook PC. Refer to the following illustrations when using hand
gestures on your touch screen* and touchpad.
Using the touch screen*
Left edge swipe
Right edge swipe
Swipe from the left edge of the
screen to shuffle your running
apps.
Swipe from the right edge of the
screen to launch the Charms
bar.
* on selected models only
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Zoom out
Zoom in
Bring together your two fingers
on the touch panel.
Spread apart your two fingers on
the touch panel.
Top edge swipe
Finger slide
•
In the Start screen, swipe
from the top edge of the
screen to view the All Apps
bar.
Slide your finger to scroll up
and down and slide your finger
to pan the screen left or right.
•
In a running app, swipe from
the top edge of the screen to
view its menu.
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Using the touchpad
Gestures allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your
Notebook PC. Refer to the following illustrations when using hand
gestures on your touchpad.
Moving the pointer
You can tap or click anywhere on the touchpad to activate its pointer,
then slide your finger on the touchpad to move the pointer onscreen.
Slide horizontally
Slide vertically
Slide diagonally
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One-finger gestures
Tap/Double tap
•
In the Start screen, tap an app to launch it.
•
In Desktop mode, double-tap an application to launch it.
Drag and drop
Double-tap an item, then slide the same finger without lifting it off the
touchpad. To drop the item to its new location, lift your finger from the
touchpad.
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Left-click
Right-click
•
In the Start screen, click an
app to launch it.
•
•
In Desktop mode, doubleclick an application to
launch it.
In the Start screen, click an
app to select it and launch
the settings bar. You can also
press this button to launch
the All Apps bar.
•
In Desktop mode, use this
button to open the rightclick menu.
NOTE: The areas inside the dotted line represent the locations of the left
mouse button and the right mouse button on the touchpad.
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Top edge swipe
•
In the Start screen, swipe from the top edge to launch the All
Apps bar.
•
In a running app, swipe from the top edge to view its menu.
Left edge swipe
Right edge swipe
Swipe from the left edge to shuffle Swipe the right edge to launch
your running apps.
the Charms bar.
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Two-finger gestures
Tap
Rotate
Tap two fingers on the touchpad
to simulate the right-click
function.
To rotate an image, place two
fingers on the touchpad then
turn one finger clockwise or
counterclockwise while the other
stays still.
Two-finger scroll (up/down)
Two-finger scroll (left/right)
Slide two fingers to scroll up or
down.
Slide two fingers to scroll left or
right.
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Zoom out
Zoom in
Bring together your two fingers on Spread apart your two fingers on
the touchpad.
the touchpad.
Drag and drop
Select an item then press and hold the left button. Using your other
finger, slide down the touchpad to drag and drop the item to a new
location.
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Three-finger gestures
Swipe up
Swipe down
Swipe three fingers upward to
show all running applications.
Swipe three fingers downward to
show the Desktop mode.
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Using the keyboard
Function keys
The function keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard can trigger the
following commands:
Puts the Notebook PC into Sleep mode
Turns Airplane mode on or off
NOTE: When enabled, the Airplane mode disables all
wireless connectivity.
Decreases display brightness
Increases display brightness
Turns the display panel off
Activates the second screen
NOTE: Ensure that the second display is connected to
your Notebook PC.
Enables or disables the touchpad
Turns the speaker on or off
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Turns the speaker volume down
Turns the speaker volume up
Function keys for ASUS Apps
Your Notebook PC also comes with a special set of function keys that
can be used to launch ASUS apps.
Toggles the ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement
Technology app to switch between these display
color enhancement modes: Gamma Correction, Vivid
Mode, Theater Mode, Soft Mode, My Profile, and
Normal.
Launches the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid app
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Windows®8 keys
There are two special Windows® keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard
used as below:
Press this key to go back to the Start screen. If you are
already in the Start screen, press this key to go back to
the last app you opened.
Press this key to simulate the right-click function.
Multimedia control keys*
The multimedia control keys allow you to control multimedia files, such
as audios and videos, when played in your Notebook PC.
Press
in combination with the arrow keys on your Notebook PC,
illustrated as below.
Stop
Skip to
previous
track or
rewind
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Play or
pause
Skip to
next track
or fast
forward
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Numeric keypad*
A numeric keypad is available on
selected Notebook PC models. You
can use this keypad for numeric
input or as pointer direction keys.
Press
to
toggle between using
the keypad as number
keys or as pointer
direction keys.
* on selected models only
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Using the optical disc drive
NOTE: The actual location of the electronic eject button may vary
depending on your Notebook PC model.
Inserting an optical disc
1.
While the Notebook PC is
on, press the electronic eject
button to partially eject the
optical disc drive tray.
2.
Gently pull out the drive tray.
IMPORTANT! Be careful not to
touch the optical disc drive lens.
Ensure that there are no objects
that may get jammed under the
drive tray.
3.
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Hold the disc by the edge,
with its printed side up, then
gently place it inside the hub.
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Push down the disc’s plastic
hub until it snaps onto the
optical disc drive hub.
5.
Push the drive tray gently to
close the optical disc drive.
NOTE: While data is being
read, it is normal to hear some
spinning and vibrating in the
optical disc drive.
Manual eject hole
The manual eject hole is located on the optical disc drive door and
is used to eject the optical disc drive tray in case the electronic eject
button does not work.
To manually eject the optical disc drive tray, insert a straightened paper
clip into the manual eject hole until the drive tray opens.
WARNING! Use the manual eject hole only when the electronic eject
button does not work.
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Chapter 3:
Working with Windows® 8
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Starting for the first time
When you start your computer for the first time, a series of screens
appear to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your Windows®
8 operating system.
To start your Notebook PC for the first time:
1.
Press the power button on your Notebook PC. Wait for a few
minutes until the setup screen appears.
2.
From the setup screen, pick a language to use on your Notebook
PC.
3.
Carefully read the License Terms. Tick I accept the terms for
using Windows then click Accept.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the following basic
items:
5.
•
Keep your PC secure
•
Personalize
•
Wireless
•
Settings
•
Sign in to your PC
After configuring the basic items, the Windows®8 tutorial appears.
Watch this to learn more about Windows®8 functionalities.
Windows® 8 lock screen
The Windows®8 lock screen may appear when your Notebook PC enters
the Windows®8 operating system. To proceed, tap on the lock screen or
press any key on your Notebook PC's keyboard.
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Windows® UI
Windows® 8 comes with a tile-based user interface (UI) which allows
you to organize and easily access Windows® apps from the Start screen.
It also includes the following features that you can use while working
on your Notebook PC.
Start screen
The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user
account. It helps organize all the applications you need in just one
place.
Zoom in/out button
Windows® Apps
These are apps pinned on the Start screen and displayed on tiled-format
for easy access.
NOTE: Some apps require signing in to your Microsoft account before
they are fully launched.
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Hotspots
Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the
settings of your Notebook PC. The functions in these hotspots can be
activated using the touchpad.
Hotspots on a running app
Hotspots on the Start screen
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Hotspot
Action
upper left corner
Hover your mouse pointer on the upper left
corner then tap on the recent app’s thumbnail
to revert back to that running app.
If you launched more than one app, slide
down to show all running apps.
lower left corner
From a running app screen:
Hover your mouse pointer on the lower
left corner then tap on the Start screen’s
thumbnail to go back to the Start screen.
NOTE: You can also press the Windows key
on your keyboard to go back to the
Start screen.
From the Start screen:
Hover your mouse pointer on the lower
left corner then tap on the running app’s
thumbnail to go back to that app.
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Hotspot
Action
top side
Hover your mouse pointer on the top side
until it changes to a hand icon. Drag then
drop the app to a new location.
NOTE: This hotspot function only works on
a running app or when you want to use the
Snap feature. For more details, refer to the
Snap feature under Working with Windows®
apps.
upper or lower right
corner
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Hover your mouse pointer on the upper or
lower right corner to launch the Charms bar.
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Working with Windows® apps
Use your Notebook PC’s touchpad, or keyboard to launch, customize,
and close apps.
Launching apps
Tap an app to launch it.*
Position your mouse pointer over the app then left-click
or tap once to launch it.
Press
twice then use the arrow keys to browse
through the apps. Press
to launch an app.
Customizing apps
You can move, resize, unpin, or close apps from the Start screen using
the following steps:
Moving apps
Tap and hold the app tile then drag it to a new location.*
Double-tap on the app then drag and drop the app to a
new location.
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Resizing apps
1.
Swipe down the app tile to select and launch the
settings bar. *
2.
Tap
to reduce or
to enlarge the
app tile. *
Right-click on the app to activate its settings bar then
tap
or
.
Unpinning apps
1.
Swipe down the app tile to select and launch the
settings bar.*
2.
Tap
to unpin an app.*
Right-click on the app to activate the settings bar then
tap
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Closing apps
Tap and hold the top side of the running app then drag
it down to the bottom of the screen to close it.*
1.
Move your mouse pointer on the top side of the
launched app then wait for the pointer to change
to a hand icon.
2.
Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the
screen to close it.
From the running app’s screen, press
.
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Accessing the Apps screen
Aside from the apps already pinned on your Start screen, you can also
open other applications through the Apps screen.
Horizontal scroll bar
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Launching the Apps screen
Launch the Apps screen using your Notebook PC's touch screen*,
touchpad, or keyboard.
1.
Swipe from the top or bottom edge of the screen
to launch the All Apps bar.*
2.
Tap
to show all installed apps in your
Notebook PC.*
Swipe from the top edge to launch the All Apps bar.
From the Start screen, press
All Apps icon
then press
to select the
.
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Pinning more apps on the Start screen
You can pin more apps on the Start screen using your touch screen* or
touchpad.
1. In the Apps screen, swipe down the app to select
and launch the settings bar.*
2.
Tap
to pin the selected app on the Start
screen.*
1. Position the mouse pointer over the app you want
to pin on the Start screen.
2.
Right-click on the app to activate its settings.
3.
Tap on the
icon.
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Charms bar
The Charms bar is a toolbar that can be triggered on the right side
of your screen. It consists of several tools that allow you to share
applications and provide quick access for customizing the settings of
your Notebook PC.
Charms bar
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Launching the Charms bar
NOTE: When called out, the Charms bar initially appears as a set of
white icons. The image above shows how the Charms bar looks like once
activated.
Use your Notebook PC’s touch screen*, touchpad, or keyboard to launch
the Charms bar.
Swipe from the right edge of the screen to launch the
Charms bar.*
Move your mouse pointer on the upper or lower right
corner of the screen.
Press
.
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Inside the Charms bar
Search
This charm allows you to look for files, applications, or
programs in your Notebook PC.
Share
This charm allows you to share applications via social
networking sites or email.
Start
This charm reverts the display back to the Start screen.
From the Start screen, you can also use this to revert back
to a recently opened app.
Devices
This charm allows you to access and share files with the
devices attached to your Notebook PC such as an external
display or printer.
Settings
This charm allows you to access the PC settings of your
Notebook PC.
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Snap feature
The Snap feature displays two apps side-by-side, allowing you to work
or switch between apps.
IMPORTANT! Ensure that your Notebook PC’s screen resolution is set to
1366 x 768 pixels or higher before using the Snap feature.
Snap bar
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Using Snap
Use your Notebook PC’s touch screen*, touchpad, or keyboard to
activate and use Snap.
1.
Launch the app you wish to snap.*
2.
Tap and hold the app’s topmost part then drag it
to the left or right side of the screen until the snap
bar appears.*
3.
Launch another app.*
1.
Launch the app you wish to snap.
2.
Hover the mouse point on the top side of your
screen.
3.
Once the pointer changes to a hand icon, drag
then drop the app to the left or right side of the
display panel.
4.
Launch another app.
1.
Launch the app you wish to snap.
2.
Press
3.
Launch another app.
4.
To switch between apps, press
.
.
* on selected models only
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Other keyboard shortcuts
Using the keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help
you launch applications and navigate Windows®8.
\
Switches between the Start screen and the last
running app
Launches the desktop
Launches the Computer window on Desktop
mode
Opens the File charm
Opens the Share charm
Opens the Settings charm
Opens the Devices charm
Activates the Lock screen
Minimizes the Internet Explorer window
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Opens the Second screen pane
Opens the Apps search pane
Opens the Run window
Opens Ease of Access Center
Opens the Settings charm
Opens a menu box of Windows® tools
Launches the magnifier icon and zooms in
your screen
Zooms out your screen
Opens the Narrator Settings
Enables the print screen function
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Connecting to wireless networks
Wi-Fi
Access emails, surf the Internet, and share applications via social
networking sites using your Notebook PC’s Wi-Fi connection.
IMPORTANT! The Airplane mode disables this feature. Ensure that
Airplane mode is turned off before enabling the Wi-Fi connection of your
Notebook PC.
Enabling Wi-Fi
Activate Wi-Fi in your Notebook PC using the following steps on your
touch screen* or touchpad.
1.
Launch the Charms bar.
2.
Tap*/click
3.
Select an access point from the list of available Wi-Fi
connections.
and tap*/click
.
or
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4.
Tap*/click Connect to start the network connection.
NOTE: You may be prompted to enter a security key to
activate the Wi-Fi connection.
or
5.
If you want to enable sharing between your
Notebook PC and other wireless-enabled systems,
tap Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices.
Tap*/click No, don't turn on sharing or connect
to devices if you do not want to enable the sharing
function.
* on selected models only
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Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to facilitate wireless data transfers with other Bluetoothenabled devices.
IMPORTANT! The Airplane mode disables this feature. Ensure that
Airplane mode is turned off before enabling the Bluetooth connection of
your Notebook PC.
Pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices
You need to pair your Notebook PC with other Bluetooth-enabled
devices to enable data transfers. To do this, use your touch screen* or
touchpad as follows:
1.
Launch the Charms bar.
2.
Tap*/click
or
Settings.
3.
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then tap*/click Change PC
Under PC Settings, select Devices then tap*/click
Add a Device to search for Bluetooth-enabled
devices.
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or
Select a device from the list. Compare the passcode
on your Notebook PC with the passcode sent to
your chosen device. If they are the same, tap*/click
Yes to successfully pair your Notebook PC with the
device.
NOTE: For some bluetooth-enabled devices, you may be
prompted to key in the passcode of your Notebook PC.
* on selected models only
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Airplane mode
The Airplane mode disables wireless communication, allowing you to
use your Notebook PC safely while in-flight.
Turning Airplane mode on
1.
Launch the Charms bar.
2.
Tap*/click
3.
Move the slider to the right to turn the Airplane
mode on.
and tap*/click
.
or
.
Press
Turning Airplane mode off
or
1.
Launch the Charms bar.
2.
Tap*/click
3.
Move the slider to the left to turn the Airplane
mode off.
Press
and tap*/click
.
.
NOTE: Contact your airline provider to learn about related inflight services
that can be used and restrictions that must be followed when using your
Notebook PC in-flight.
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Connecting to wired networks
You can also connect to wired networks, such as local area networks
and broadband Internet connection, using your Notebook PC’s LAN
port.
NOTE: Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or
your network administrator for assistance in setting up your Internet
connection.
To configure your settings, refer to the following procedures.
IMPORTANT! Ensure that a network cable is connected between your
Notebook PC’s LAN port and a local area network before performing the
following actions.
Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network
connection
1.�������
Launch Desktop.
2.
From the Windows® taskbar, right-click the network
icon
then click Open Network and Sharing
Center.
3.
In the Network and Sharing Center window, tap
Change adapter settings.
4.
Right-click on your LAN then select Properties.
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5.
Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) then
click Properties.
6.
Click Obtain an IP address automatically then
click OK.
NOTE: Proceed to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection.
7.
Return to the Network and Sharing Center
window then click Set up a new connection or
network.
8.
Select Connect to the Internet then click Next.
9.
Click Broadband (PPPoE).
10.
Type your User name, Password, and Connection
name then click Connect.
11.
Click Close to finish the configuration.
12.
Click
on the taskbar then click the
connection you just created.
13.
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Type your user name and password then Click
Connect to start connecting to the Internet.
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Configuring a static IP network connection
1.
Repeat steps 1 to 5 under Configuring a dynamic
IP/PPPoE network connection.
2
Click Use the following IP address.
3.
Type the IP address, Subnet mask and Default
gateway from your service provider.
4.
If needed, you can also type the preferred DNS
server address and alternate DNS server address
then tap OK.
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Turning your Notebook PC off
You can turn off your Notebook PC by doing either of the following
procedures:
•
Tap*/click
tap*/click
or
from the Charms bar then
> Shut down to do a normal
shutdown.
•
From the log-in screen, tap*/click
>
Shut down.
•
You can also shut down your Notebook PC using
Desktop mode. To do this, launch the desktop
then press alt + f4 to launch the Shut Down
window. Select Shut Down from the drop-down
list then select OK.
•
If your Notebook PC is unresponsive, press
and hold the power button for at least four (4)
seconds until your Notebook PC turns off.
* on selected models only
Putting your Notebook PC to sleep
To put your Notebook PC on Sleep mode, press the power button once.
You can also put your Notebook PC to sleep mode using
Desktop mode. To do this, launch the desktop then press
alt + f4 to launch the Shut Down window. Select Sleep
from the drop-down list then select OK.
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Chapter 4:
ASUS apps
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Featured ASUS Apps
Power4Gear Hybrid
Optimize the performance of your Notebook PC using the power saving
modes in Power4Gear.
NOTE: Unplugging the Notebook PC from its power adapter automatically
switches Power4Gear Hybrid to Battery Saving mode.
Launching Power4Gear Hybrid
Press
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Running System
This option allows you to enable either of the following power saving
modes in your Notebook PC.
NOTE: By default, your Notebook PC is set to Performance mode.
Performance mode
Use this mode when doing high-performance activities like playing
games or conducting business presentations using your Notebook PC.
Battery Saving mode
This mode extends your Notebook PC’s battery life while plugged in to
the power adapter or while running on battery power only.
Select from these power saving modes.
Use these options to customize your
power saving mode.
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This option allows you to hide
the desktop icons and turns the
presentation mode on or off.
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System in Sleep
This option allows you to enable or disable either of the following sleep
modes:
Instant On
This mode is default-enabled in your Notebook PC. It allows the system
to return to its last working state even after your Notebook PC has
entered into sleep mode.
Move this slider to switch between
Instant On or Long Standby Time.
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Long Standby Time
This mode allows your Notebook PC’s battery to last for up to sixty-nine
(69) days or more. When enabled, the Notebook PC returns to its last
working state in as fast as seven seconds, four hours after entering into
deep sleep mode.
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USB Charger+
USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge devices using your Notebook
PC’s USB 3.0 charge port with the icon.
WARNING: If your connected device overheats, remove it immediately.
Setting the quick-charge limit
By default, your Notebook PC can support quick-charging via the USB
Charger+ port while on power adapter mode.
Using the USB Charger+ settings, you can set a quick-charge limit so
you can continue quick-charging devices using the same port even
while your Notebook PC is running on battery mode.
NOTE: Some Notebook PC models support quick-charging even while on
sleep, hibernate, or shut down mode, depending on SKU.
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1.
From the taskbar on your Desktop, click
2.
Right-click on the
.
icon then click Settings.
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Move the percentage slider to the left or to the
right to set the limit for charging devices.
NOTE: The default limit is set to 40% but you can set
the quick-charge limit from 20% to 99%.
4.
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ASUS Instant Key Menu
The ASUS Instant Key Menu allows you to configure the preset function
of your Instant key button.
Launching the ASUS Instant Key Menu
Press and hold the Instant key button to launch the ASUS Instant Key
Menu.
Available Presets
You can configure the Instant key button as a preset for any of the
following functions:
Preset
Description
Volume Fader
Turns the volume up/down or puts it in mute
mode
Instant App
Launches your frequently-used application
Instant Web
Launches your favorite website
Splendid Preset
Enhances your screens’ background color
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Function
Description
Video Magic
Launches Video Magic for video playback, editing,
and format conversion
Countdown Timer
Launches a countdown timer for sleep, shut down,
or hibernate
Touchpad Lock
Allows you to enable or disable the touchpad
Output Display Selector
Allows you to switch between using your
Notebook PC’s display panel, an external monitor,
or a duplicate monitor
Wireless Connectivity
Enables or disables your Notebook PC’s Bluetooth
and Wi-Fi connectivity
Media Control
Launches the Windows® Media Center and allows
you to play a selected media file or pause a
currently playing media file
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Creating presets for your Instant key
By default, quickly pressing the Instant key launches the ASUS Console
app. To switch to another preset, refer to the following steps:
or
1. Press and hold the Instant Key button until the
ASUS Instant Key Menu appears.
2.
Select the preset you want by tapping*/clicking its
icon on the ASUS Instant Key Menu screen then, if
available, configure its settings according to your
preference.
Tap*/click on these arrows to
see the available presets.
or
3.
Tap*/click Apply to save the selected preset then
click OK to exit the ASUS Instant Key Menu window.
4.
Press then quickly release the Instant Key button to
use the preset you configured.
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ASUS Console
This Notebook PC comes with the ASUS Console app that provides a
one-tap access to various Windows® 8 settings and ASUS apps included
with your Notebook PC.
Launching ASUS Console
Tap*/click
on the Start screen or
on the Desktop.
NOTE: The ASUS Console is also the default preset of your Instant key
button.
* on selected models only
ASUS Console home page
minimize button
close button
ASUS apps
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System Information
This app shows an overview of your Notebook PC’s system
information in terms of storage and memory space.
Power4Gear
The Power4Gear app inside the ASUS Console home page allows
you to quickly switch between these two power saving options:
Performance and Battery Saving.
NOTE: For more details on Power4Gear, refer to the Power4Gear Hybrid
section in this manual.
Move this switch to the left or
right to turn the Battery Saving
mode off or on.
battery charge status
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ASUS Cloud
Tap*/click this app to launch the ASUS Cloud Services home page
and get quick access to the following cloud-based apps: ASUS
Webstorage and Live Update.
ASUS Cloud Services home page
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Touch Pad
This app allows you to activate or deactivate the touchpad of your
Notebook PC so you can use the keyboard more conveniently.
Move this switch
to the left or right
to toggle between
OFF and ON.
Tutorial
Launch the ASUS Tutorial and ASUS Smart Gesture videos by
tapping*/clicking on the icons inside the Tutorial app.
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Audio Wizard
AudioWizard allows you to customize the sound modes of your
Notebook PC for a clearer audio output that fits actual usage
scenarios.
To use AudioWizard:
1.
Tap*/click AudioWizard on the ASUS
Console home page.
2.
In the AudioWizard window, tap*/click the
sound mode you want to activate.
or
NOTE: Tap*/click OFF if you want to deactivate
any of the sound modes you previously saved.
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Tap*/click done to save the selected sound
mode and exit the AudioWizard window.
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Splendid
Tap*/click this app to launch the ASUS Splendid Video
Enhancement Technology window and switch between these
display modes: Normal, Theater, Vivid, Manual.
To use Splendid:
1.
Tap*/click Splendid on the ASUS Console
home page.
2.
In the ASUS Splendid Technology window,
tap*/click the mode you want to activate.
or
modes
Move the slider to the left
or to the right to adjust the
color temperature manually.
Tap*/click this
if you want to
reset the color
temperature to 0.
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ASUS Video Magic
This app allows you to launch the Blu-ray Disc Suite of your
Notebook PC. Using this feature, you can play Blu-ray or DVD
discs, edit videos, and convert video files into other formats.
ASUS Instant Key Menu
This app launches the ASUS Instant Key Menu.
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Chapter 5:
Power-on Self Test (POST)
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The Power-on Self Test (POST)
The Power-on Self Test (POST) is a series of software-controlled
diagnostic tests that run when you turn on or restart your Notebook PC.
The software that controls the POST is installed as a permanent part of
the Notebook PC’s architecture.
Using POST to access BIOS and Troubleshoot
During POST, you can access the BIOS settings or run troubleshooting
options using the function keys of your Notebook PC. You may refer to
the following information for more details.
BIOS
The Basic Input and Output System (BIOS) stores system hardware
settings that are needed for system startup in the Notebook PC.
The default BIOS settings apply to most conditions of your Notebook
PC. Do not change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
•
An error message appears onscreen during system bootup and
requests you to run the BIOS Setup.
•
You have installed a new system component that requires further
BIOS settings or updates.
WARNING: Using inappropriate BIOS settings may result to system
instability or boot failure. We strongly recommend that you change the
BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service personnel.
Accessing BIOS
Restart your Notebook PC then press
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BIOS Settings
NOTE: The BIOS screens in this section are for reference only. The actual
screens may differ by model and territory.
Boot
This menu allows you to set your boot option priorities. You may refer to
the following procedures when setting your boot priority.
1.
Main
On the Boot screen, select Boot Option #1.
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Advanced Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Boot Configuration
Fast Boot
[Enabled]
Launch CSM
[Disabled]
Sets the system
boot order
Driver Option Priorities
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
Add New Boot Option
Delete Boot Option
[Windows Boot Manager]
→← :
:
↑↓
Enter:
+/— :
F1
:
F9
:
F10 :
ESC :
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Optimized Defaults
Save & Exit
Exit
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2.
Press
Main
and select a device as the Boot Option #1.
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Advanced Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Boot Configuration
Fast Boot
[Enabled]
Launch CSM
[Disabled]
Sets the system
boot order
Driver Option Priorities
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
Boot Option #1
Windows Boot
[Windows
Boot Manager
Manager]
Disabled
Add New Boot Option
Delete Boot Option
→← :
:
↑↓
Enter:
+/— :
F1
:
F9
:
F10 :
ESC :
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Optimized Defaults
Save & Exit
Exit
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Security
This menu allows you to set up the administrator and user password
of your Notebook PC. It also allows you to control the access to your
Notebook PC’s hard disk drive, input/output (I/O) interface, and USB
interface.
NOTE:
Main
•
If you install a User Password, you will be prompted to input
this before entering your Notebook PC's operating system.
•
If you install an Administrator Password, you will be
prompted to input this before entering BIOS.
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Advanced
Boot Security
Save & Exit
Password Description
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup. If ONLY
the user’s password is set, then this is a
power on password and must be entered to boot
or enter Setup. In Setup, the User will have
Administrator rights.
Administrator Password Status
NOT INSTALLED
User Password Status
NOT INSTALLED
Set Administrator
Password. The
password length
must be in the
following range:
Minimum length 3
Maximum length 20
Administrator Password
User Password
HDD Password Status :
NOT INSTALLED
Set Master Password
Set User Password
I/O Interface Security
System Mode state
User
Secure Boot state
Enabled
Secure Boot Control
[Enabled]
Key Management
→← :
:
↑↓
Enter:
+/— :
F1
:
F9
:
F10 :
ESC :
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Optimized Defaults
Save & Exit
Exit
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To set the password:
1.
On the Security screen, select Administrator Password or User
Password.
2.
Type in a password then press
3.
Re-type to confirm the password then press
.
.
To clear the password:
1.
On the Security screen, select Administrator Password or User
Password.
2.
Type in the current password then press
3.
Leave the Create New Password field blank then press
.
.
4.
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Select Yes in the confirmation box then press
.
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I/O Interface Security
In the Security menu, you can access I/O Interface Security to lock
or unlock some interface functions of your Notebook PC.
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Security
I/O Interface Security
LAN Network Interface
[UnLock]
Wireless Network Interface
[UnLock]
HD AUDIO Interface
[UnLock]
If Locked, LAN
controller will
be disabled.
USB Interface Security
LAN Network Interface
Lock
UnLock
→← : Select Screen
: Select Item
↑↓
Enter: Select
+/— : Change Opt.
F1
: General Help
F9
: Optimized
Defaults
F10 : Save & Exit
ESC : Exit
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To lock an interface:
1.
On the Security screen, select I/O Interface Security.
2.
Select an interface you would like to lock then press
.
3.
Select Lock.
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USB Interface Security
Through the I/O Interface Security menu, you can also access USB
Interface Security to lock or unlock ports and devices.
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Security
USB Interface Security
USB Interface
[UnLock]
External Ports
[UnLock]
CMOS Camera
[UnLock]
Card Reader
Lock
[UnLock]
USB Interface
UnLock
If Locked, all
USB device will
be disabled
→← : Select Screen
: Select Item
↑↓
Enter: Select
+/— : Change Opt.
F1
: General Help
F9
: Optimized
Defaults
F10 : Save & Exit
ESC : Exit
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To lock the USB interface:
1.
On the Security screen, select I/O Interface Security > USB
Interface Security.
2.
Select an interface that you would like to lock then select
Lock.
NOTE: Setting the USB Interface to Lock also locks and hides the
External Ports and other devices included under USB Interface Security.
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Set Master Password
In the Security menu, you can use Set Master Password to set up
a password-enabled access to your hard disk drive.
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Main Setup
Advanced
Security(C) Save
Exit
Aptio
UtilityBoot
- Copyright
2011 &American
Megatrends, Inc.
Password Description
Set HDD Master
Password.
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is
set,then this only limits access to Setup
and is only asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the user’s password is set, then
this is a power on password and must be
entered to boot or enter Setup. In Setup,
the User will have Administrator rights.
Administrator Password Status
NOT INSTALLED
User Password Status
NOT INSTALLED
***Advisable to
Power Cycle System
after Setting Hard
Disk Passwords***
Administrator Password
User Password
HDD Password Status :
NOT INSTALLED
Set Master Password
Set User Password
I/O Interface Security
→← : Select Screen
: Select Item
↑↓
Enter: Select
+/— : Change Opt.
F1
: General Help
F9
: Optimized
Defaults
F10 : Save & Exit
ESC : Exit
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To set the HDD password:
1.
On the Security screen, select Set Master Password.
2.
Type in a password then press
3.
Re-type to confirm the password then press
4.
Select Set User Password then repeat the previous steps to
set up the user password.
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Save & Exit
To keep your configuration settings, select Save Changes and Exit
before exiting the BIOS.
Main
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Advanced
Boot
Security Save & Exit
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Options
Save Changes
Discard Changes
Restore Defaults
Boot Override
Windows Boot Manager
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
→← :
:
↑↓
Enter:
+/— :
F1
:
F9
:
F10 :
ESC :
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Optimized Defaults
Save & Exit
Exit
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To update the BIOS:
1.
Verify the Notebook PC’s exact model then download the latest
BIOS file for your model from the ASUS website.
2.
Save a copy of the downloaded BIOS file to a flash disk drive.
3.
Connect your flash disk drive to your Notebook PC.
4.
Restart your Notebook PC then press
5.
during POST.
From the BIOS menu, Select Advanced > Start Easy Flash, then
press
.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main Advanced
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Start Easy Flash
Internal Pointing Device
[Enabled]
Wake on Lid Open
[Enabled]
Power Off Energy Saving
[Enabled]
Press Enter to run
the utility to
select and update
BIOS.
SATA Configuration
Graphics Configuration
Intel (R) Anti-Theft Technology Corporation
USB Configuration
Network Stack
→← :
:
↑↓
Enter:
+/— :
F1
:
F9
:
F10 :
ESC :
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Optimized Defaults
Save & Exit
Exit
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6.
Locate your downloaded BIOS file in the flash disk drive then
press
.
ASUSTek Easy Flash Utility
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L Series
New BIOS
Current BIOS
Platform: N550
Platform: Unknown
Version: 101
Version: Unknown
Build Date: Oct 26 2012
Build Date: Unknown
Build Time: 11:51:05
Build Time: Unknown
FSO
FS1
0 EFI
<DIR>
FS2
FS3
FS4
[←→]: Switch [↑↓]: Choose [q]: Exit [Enter]: Enter/Execute
7.
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After the BIOS update process, select Exit > Restore Defaults to
restore the system to its default settings.
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Troubleshoot
By pressing
during POST, you can access Windows® 8 troubleshoot
options which includes the following:
•
Refresh your PC
•
Reset your PC
•
Advanced options
Refresh your PC
Use Refresh your PC if you want to refresh your system without losing
your current files and applications.
To access this during POST:
1.
Restart your Notebook PC then press
2.
POST.
Wait for Windows® to load the Choose an option
screen then tap Troubleshoot.
during
3.
Tap Refresh your PC.
4.
In the Refresh your PC screen, read the bullet points
to learn more about using this option then tap
Next.
5.
Tap the account you would like to refresh.
6.
Type your account password then tap Continue.
7.
Tap Refresh.
IMPORTANT! Ensure that your Notebook PC is plugged in
to a power source before refreshing your system.
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Reset your PC
IMPORTANT! Back up all your data before performing this option.
Use Reset your PC to restore your Notebook PC to its default settings.
To access this during POST:
1.
Restart your Notebook PC then press
during
POST.
2.
Wait for Windows® to load the Choose an option
screen then tap Troubleshoot.
3.
Tap Reset your PC.
4.
In the Reset your PC screen, read the bullet points
to learn more about using this option then tap
Next.
5.
Tap your preferred reset option: Just remove my
files or Fully clean the drive.
6. Tap Reset.
IMPORTANT! Ensure that your Notebook PC is plugged in
to a power source before resetting your system.
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Advanced options
Use Advanced options to perform additional troubleshooting options
in your Notebook PC.
To access this during POST:
1.
Restart your Notebook PC then press
during
2.
POST.
Wait for Windows® to load the Choose an option
screen then tap Troubleshoot.
3.
Tap Advanced options.
4.
In the Advanced options screen, select the
troubleshooting option you wish to perform.
5.
Follow the succeeding steps to complete the
process.
Using System Image Recovery
Under Advanced options, you can use System Image Recovery to
recover your system using your Notebook PC’s original image file.
To access this during POST:
1.
Restart your Notebook PC then press
during
POST.
2.
Wait for Windows® to load the Choose an option
screen then tap Troubleshoot.
3.
Tap Advanced options.
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4.
In the Advanced options screen, select System
Image Recovery.
5.
Choose an account you would like to recover using
a system image file.
6.
Type your account password then tap Continue.
7.
Select Use the latest available system image
(recommended), then tap Next. You can also
choose Select a system image if your system
image is in an external device or DVD.
8.
Follow the succeeding steps to complete the
system image recovery procedure.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that you regularly backup
your system to prevent data loss in case your Notebook
PC stops working.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked
Questions)
FAQs (Frequently Asked
Questions)
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Useful tips for your Notebook PC
To help you maximize the use of your Notebook PC, maintain its system
performance, and ensure all your data are kept secured, here are some
useful tips that you can follow:
•
Update Windows® periodically to ensure that your applications
have the latest security settings.
•
Use ASUS Live Update to update ASUS-exclusive applications,
drivers and utilities in your Notebook PC. Refer to the ASUS Tutor
installed in your Notebook PC for more details.
•
Use an anti-virus software to protect your data and keep this
updated too.
•
Unless absolutely necessary, refrain from using force shutdown to
turn off your Notebook PC.
•
Always backup your data and make it a point to create a backup
data in an external storage drive.
•
Refrain from using the Notebook PC at extremely high
temperatures. If you are not going to use your Notebook PC for a
long period of time (e.g. a month), we recommend that you take
out the battery if the battery is removable.
•
Disconnect all external devices and ensure you have the following
items prior to resetting your Notebook PC:
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Product key for your operating systems and other installed
applications
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Backup data
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Log in ID and password
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Internet connection information
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Hardware FAQs
1.
A black dot, or sometimes a colored dot, appears onscreen
when I turn on the Notebook PC. What should I do?
Although these dots normally appear onscreen, they will not
affect your system. If the incident continues and subsequently
affects system performance, consult an authorized ASUS service
center.
2.
My display panel has an uneven color and brightness. How
can I fix this?
The color and brightness of your display panel may be affected
by the angle and current position of your Notebook PC. The
brightness and color tone of your Notebook PC may also vary per
model. You may use the function keys or the display settings in
your operating system to adjust the appearance of your display
panel.
3.
How can I maximize my Notebook PC ‘s battery life?
You can try doing any of the following suggestions:
•
Use Battery Mode under Power4Gear.
•
Use the function keys to adjust the display brightness.
•
Enable Battery Saving mode under Instant On.
•
If you are not using any Wi-Fi connection, switch your
system into Airplane mode.
•
Disconnect unused USB devices.
•
Close unused applications, especially those that take up too
much system memory.
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4.
5. 6.
My battery LED indicator does not light up. What’s wrong?
•
Check whether the power adapter or battery pack is
attached correctly. You may also disconnect the power
adapter or battery pack, wait for a minute, then reconnect
them again to the power outlet and Notebook PC.
•
If the problem still exists, contact your local ASUS service
center for assistance.
Why is my touchpad not working?
•
Press
to enable your touchpad.
•
Check if ASUS Smart Gesture has been set to disable the
touchpad when connecting an external pointing device.
When I play audio and video files, why can’t I hear any sound
from my Notebook PC’s audio speakers?
You can try doing any of the following suggestions:
7.
•
Press
to turn up the speaker volume.
•
Check if your speakers were set to mute.
•
Check if a headphone jack is connected to your Notebook
PC and remove it.
•
Unlock the I/O Interface Security in your system’s BIOS. For
more details, refer to the I/O Interface Security section in
this manual.
What should I do if my Notebook PC’s power adapter gets lost
or my battery stops working?
Contact your local ASUS service center for assistance.
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8. Why does audio still come out from my Notebook PC’s audio
speakers even if I already connected my headphone into the
right jack port?
Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound then access Audio
Manager to configure the settings.
9.
My Notebook PC cannot do keystrokes correctly because my
cursor keeps on moving. What should I do?
Make sure that nothing accidentally touches or presses on your
touchpad while you type on the keyboard. You can also disable
your touchpad by pressing
.
10. My Notebook PC’s touchpad is not working. What should I
do?
You can try doing any of the following suggestions:
•
Check if ASUS Smart Gesture is set to disable touchpad by
connecting an external pointing device to your Notebook
PC. If yes, disable this function.
•
Press
.
11. Instead of showing letters, pressing the “U”, “I”, and “O” keys
on my keyboard displays numbers. How can I change this?
Press the
key ,
*, or
* on your
Notebook PC to turn off this feature and use the said keys for
inputting letters.
* on selected models only
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Software FAQs
1.
When I turn on my Notebook PC, the power indicator lights
up but not my drive activity indicator. System bootup does
not happen as well. What can I do to fix this?
You can try doing any of the following suggestions:
2.
•
Force shutdown your Notebook PC by pressing the power
button for more than four (4) seconds. Check if the power
adapter and battery pack are inserted correctly then turn on
your Notebook PC.
•
If the problem still exists, contact your local ASUS service
center for assistance.
What should I do when my screen displays this message:
“Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart.”?
You can try doing any of the following suggestions:
3. •
Remove all connected USB devices then restart your
Notebook PC.
•
Remove any optical discs that are left inside the optical drive
then restart.
•
If the problem still exists, your Notebook PC might have a
memory storage problem. Contact your local ASUS service
center for assistance.
My Notebook PC boots slower than usual and my operating
system lags. How can I fix this?
Delete the applications you recently installed or were not
included with your operating system package then restart your
system.
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4.
My Notebook PC does not boot up. How can I fix this?
You can try doing any of the following suggestions:
5.
•
Remove all connected devices to your Notebook PC then
restart your system.
•
Press F9 upon startup. When your Notebook PC enters
Troubleshooting, select Refresh or Reset your PC.
•
If the problem still exists, contact your local ASUS service
center for assistance.
Why can’t my Notebook PC wake up from sleep or hibernate
mode?
•
You need to press the power button to resume your last
working state.
•
Your system might have completely used up its battery
power. Connect the power adapter to your Notebook PC
and connect to a power outlet then press the power button.
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DVD-ROM Drive Information
(on selected models)
The DVD-ROM drive allows you to view and create your own CDs and DVDs. You
can purchase an optional DVD viewer software to view DVD titles.
Regional Playback Information
Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio
and decryption of CSS protected content. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is
the name given to the content protection scheme adopted by the motion picture
industry to satisfy a need to protect against unlawful content duplication.
Although the design rules imposed on CSS licensors are many, one rule that is
most relevant is playback restrictions on regionalized content. In order to facilitate
geographically staggered movie releases, DVD video titles are released for specific
geographic regions as defined in “Region Definitions” below. Copyright laws require
that all DVD movies be limited to a particular region (usually coded to the region at
which it is sold). While DVD movie content may be released for multiple regions, CSS
design rules require that any system capable of playing CSS encrypted content must
only be capable of playing one region.
IMPORTANT! The region setting may be changed up to five times using the viewer
software, then it can only play DVD movies for the last region setting. Changing the
region code after that will require factory resetting which is not covered by warranty. If
resetting is desired, shipping and resetting costs will be at the expense of the user.
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Region Definitions
Region 1
Canada, US, US Territories
Region 2
Czech, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran,
Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia,
Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, Greece,
Former Yugoslav Republics, Slovakia
Region 3
Burma, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,
Vietnam
Region 4
Australia, Caribbean (Except US Territories), Central America, New Zealand, Pacific
Islands, South America
Region 5
CIS, India, Pakistan, Rest of Africa, Russia, North Korea
Region 6
China
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Blu-ray ROM Drive Information
(on selected models)
The Blu-ray ROM Drive allows you to view high definition (HD) videos and other
disc file formats such as DVDs and CDs.
Region Definitions
Region A
North, Central and South American countries, and their territories; Taiwan, Hong
Kong, Macao, Japan, Korea (South and North), South East Asian countries and their
territories.
Region B
European, African, and South West Asian countries and their territories; Australia
and New Zealand.
Region C
Central, South Asian, Eastern European countries and their territories; China and
Mongolia.
NOTE: Refer to Blu-ray Disc website at www.blu-raydisc.com/en/Technical/FAQs/BlurayDiscforVideo.aspx for more details.
Internal Modem Compliancy
The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC
(US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved
in accordance with Council Decision 98/482/EC for pan-European single terminal
connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due
to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries,
the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful
operation on every PSTN network termination point. In the event of problems you
should contact your equipment supplier in the first instance.
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Overview
On 4th August 1998 the European Council Decision regarding the CTR 21 has
been published in the Official Journal of the EC. The CTR 21 applies to all non
voice terminal equipment with DTMF-dialling which is intended to be connected
to the analogue PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).
CTR 21 (Common Technical Regulation) for the attachment requirements for
connection to the analogue public switched telephone networks of terminal
equipment (excluding terminal equipment supporting the voice telephony
justified case service) in which network addressing, if provided, is by means of
dual tone multifrequency signalling.
Network Compatibility Declaration
Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the Notified Body and the vendor:
“This declaration will indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed
to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may have interworking difficulties.”
Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the user: “This declaration will
indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any
notified networks with which the equipment may have inter-working difficulties.
The manufacturer shall also associate a statement to make it clear where network
compatibility is dependent on physical and software switch settings. It will also
advise the user to contact the vendor if it is desired to use the equipment on
another network.”
Up to now the Notified Body of CETECOM issued several pan-European approvals
using CTR 21. The results are Europe’s first modems which do not require
regulatory approvals in each individual European country.
Non-Voice Equipment
Answering machines and loud-speaking telephones can be eligible as well as
modems, fax machines, auto-dialers and alarm systems. Equipment in which the
end-to-end quality of speech is controlled by regulations (e.g. handset telephones
and in some countries also cordless telephones) is excluded.
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This table shows the countries currently under the
CTR21 standard.
Country
Applied
More Testing
Austria1
Yes
No
Belgium
Yes
No
Czech Republic
No
Not Applicable
Denmark1
Yes
Yes
Finland Yes
No
France
Yes
No
Germany
Yes
No
Greece
Yes
No
Hungary
No
Not Applicable
Iceland
Yes
No
Ireland
Yes
No
Italy
Still Pending
Still Pending
Israel
No
No
Lichtenstein
Yes
No
Luxemburg
Yes
No
The Netherlands1
Yes
Yes
Norway
Yes
No
Poland
No
Not Applicable
Portugal
No
Not Applicable
Spain
No
Not Applicable
Sweden
Yes
No
Switzerland
Yes
No
United Kingdom
Yes
No
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This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For
updates to this table, you may visit http://www.cetecom.de/technologies/ctr_21.
html
1 National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling
(manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to
support DTMF signalling, which would make any additional testing superfluous).
In The Netherlands additional testing is required for series connection and caller
ID facilities.
Federal Communications Commission
Interference Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of a shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet
FCC emission limits and to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television
reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Use only shielded
cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void your authority to operate the equipment.
(Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993.
Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records
Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.)
FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution
Statement
WARNING! Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
“The manufacture declares that this device is limited to Channels 1 through 11 in the
2.4GHz frequency by specified firmware controlled in the USA.”
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure
compliance requirements, please avoid direct contact to the transmitting antenna
during transmitting. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for
satisfying RF exposure compliance.
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Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE directive
1999/5/EC)
The following items were completed and are considered relevant and sufficient:
•
Essential requirements as in [Article 3]
•
Protection requirements for health and safety as in [Article 3.1a]
•
Testing for electric safety according to [EN 60950]
•
Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility in [Article 3.1b]
•
Testing for electromagnetic compatibility in [EN 301 489-1] & [EN 301
489-17]
•
Effective use of the radio spectrum as in [Article 3.2]
•
Radio test suites according to [EN 300 328-2]
CE Marking
CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth
The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC
directives 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility” and 2006/95/EC “Low
voltage directive”.
CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth
This equipment complies with the requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC of the
European Parliament and Commission from 9 March, 1999 governing Radio and
Telecommunications Equipment and mutual recognition of conformity.
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IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. To maintain compliance with IC RF exposure
compliance requirements, please avoid direct contact to the transmitting antenna
during transmitting. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for
satisfying RF exposure compliance.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause interference and
•
This device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service (i.e. co-channel Mobile
Satellite systems) this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from
windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that
is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B)
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Déclaration d’Industrie Canada relative à l’
exposition aux ondes radio
Cet appareil est conforme aux limites d’exposition aux radiations d’Industrie
Canada définies pour un environnement non-contrôlé. Pour maintenir la
conformité avec les exigences d’exposition RF d’IC, veuillez éviter tout contact
direct avec l’antenne pendant l’émission. Les utilisateurs finaux doivent suivre
les instructions de fonctionnement spécifiques pour satisfaire la conformité aux
expositions RF.
Son utilisation est sujette aux deux conditions suivantes :
•
Cet appareil ne peut pas causer d’interférence, et
•
Cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris les interférences
qui pourraient causer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Pour éviter les interférences radio avec le service sous licence (c’est à-dire le
partage de canal avec les systèmes de téléphonie satellite), cet appareil est destiné
à être utilisé en intérieur et loin des fenêtres pour fournir un blindage maximal.
Tout appareil (ou son antenne d’émission) qui est installé en extérieur est sujet à
cette licence.
Le present appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux
appareils radio exempts de licence.
CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B)
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Wireless Operation Channel for Different
Domains
N. America
2.412-2.462 GHz
Ch01 through CH11
Japan
2.412-2.484 GHz
Ch01 through Ch14
Europe ETSI
2.412-2.472 GHz
Ch01 through Ch13
France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands
Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum
authorized power indoors are:
•
10mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz)
•
100mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz
NOTE: Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5
MHz.
There are few possibilities for outdoor use: on private property or on the private
property of public persons, use is subject to a preliminary authorization procedure
by the Ministry of Defense, with maximum authorized power of 100mW in the
2446.5–2483.5 MHz band. Use outdoors on public property is not permitted.
In the departments listed below, for the entire 2.4 GHz band:
•
Maximum authorized power indoors is 100mW
•
Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10mW
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Departments in which the use of the 2400–2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an
EIRP of less than 100mW indoors and less than 10mW outdoors:
01 Ain
02 Aisne
03 Allier
05 Hautes Alpes
08 Ardennes
09 Ariège
11 Aude
12 Aveyron
16 Charente
24 Dordogne
25 Doubs
26 Drôme
32 Gers
36 Indre
37 Indre et Loire
41 Loir et Cher
45 Loiret
50 Manche
55 Meuse
58 Nièvre
59 Nord
60 Oise
61 Orne
63 Puy du Dôme
64 Pyrénées Atlantique
66 Pyrénées Orientales
67 Bas Rhin
68 Haut Rhin
70 Haute Saône
71 Saône et Loire
75 Paris
82 Tarn et Garonne
84 Vaucluse
88 Vosges
89 Yonne
90 Territoire de Belfort
94 Val de Marne
This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless
LAN card in more areas within France. Please check with ART for the latest
information (www.arcep.fr)
NOTE: Your WLAN Card transmits less than 100mW, but more than 10mW.
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UL Safety Notices
Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment
intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an
operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak,
and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical
Code (NFPA 70).
When using the Notebook PC modem, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including
the following:
•
DO NOT use the Notebook PC near water, for example, near a bath tub,
wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
•
DO NOT use the Notebook PC during an electrical storm. There may be a
remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
•
DO NOT use the Notebook PC in the vicinity of a gas leak.
Required for UL 1642 covering primary (nonrechargeable) and secondary
(rechargeable) lithium batteries for use as power sources in products. These
batteries contain metallic lithium, or a lithium alloy, or a lithium ion, and may
consist of a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells connected in series,
parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by an
irreversible or reversible chemical reaction.
•
Do not dispose the Notebook PC battery pack in a fire, as they may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions
to reduce the risk of injury to persons due to fire or explosion.
•
Do not use power adapters or batteries from other devices to reduce the
risk of injury to persons due to fire or explosion. Use only UL certified
power adapters or batteries supplied by the manufacturer or authorized
retailers.
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Power Safety Requirement
Products with electrical current ratings up to 6A and weighing more than 3Kg
must use approved power cords greater than or equal to: H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75mm2 or
H05VV-F, 2G, 0.75mm2.
TV Notices
Note to CATV System Installer—Cable distribution system should be grounded
(earthed) in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC),
in particular Section 820.93, Grounding of Outer Conductive Shield of a Coaxial
Cable – installation should include bonding the screen of the coaxial cable to the
earth at the building entrance.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and
Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical
substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/
REACH.htm.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S.A. patents and other intellectual property rights
owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision Corporation . Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
Prevention of Hearing Loss
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume
levels for long periods.
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Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion
batteries)
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used
batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English)
ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato.
Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla
fabbrica. Non disperdere le batterie nell’ambiente. (Italian)
VORSICHT! Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz
nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ.
Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers. (German)
ADVARSELI! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning
må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri
tilbage til leverandøren. (Danish)
VARNING! Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller
en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt
batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion. (Swedish)
VAROITUS! Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo
ainoastaan laitevalmistajan sousittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo
valmistagan ohjeiden mukaisesti. (Finnish)
ATTENTION! Il y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la
batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du mêre type ou d’un type
équivalent recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées
conformément aux instructions du fabricant. (French)
ADVARSEL! Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme
batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte
batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner. (Norwegian)
(Japanese)
ВНИМАНИЕ! При замене аккумулятора на аккумулятор иного типа возможно
его возгорание. Утилизируйте аккумулятор в соответствии с инструкциями
производителя. (Russian)
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Optical Drive Safety Information
Laser Safety Information
CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
WARNING! To prevent exposure to the optical disc drive’s laser, do not attempt to
disassemble or repair the optical disc drive by yourself. For your safety, contact a
professional technician for assistance.
Service warning label
WARNING! INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM OR
VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976.
These regulations apply to laser products manufactured from August 1, 1976.
Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States.
WARNING! Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein or in the laser product installation guide may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Coating Notice
IMPORTANT! To provide electrical insulation and maintain electrical safety, a
coating is applied to insulate the device except on the areas where the I/O ports
are located.
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CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in
Modem)
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
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German
Greek
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish
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ENERGY STAR complied product
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping
us all save money and protect the environment through energy
efficient products and practices.
All ASUS products with the ENERGY STAR logo comply with the ENERGY STAR
standard, and the power management feature is enabled by default. The
monitor and computer are automatically set to sleep after 15 and 30 minutes
of user inactivity. To wake your computer, click the mouse or press any key on
the keyboard. Please visit http://www.energy.gov/powermanagement for detail
information on power management and its benefits to the environment. In
addition, please visit http://www.energystar.gov for detail information on the
ENERGY STAR joint program.
NOTE: Energy Star is NOT supported on FreeDOS and Linux-based operating systems.
European Union Eco-label
This Notebook PC has been awarded the EU Flower label, which means that this
product has the following characteristics:
1.
Decreased energy consumption during use and stand-by modes.
2.
Limited use of toxic heavy metals.
3.
Limited use of substances harmful to the environment and health.
4.
Reduction of the use of natural resources by encouraging recycling.
5.
Designed for easy upgrades and longer lifetime through providing
compatible spare parts such as batteries, power supplies, the keyboard, the
memory, and if available the CD drive or DVD drive.
6.
Reduced solid waste through takeback policy.
For more information on the EU Flower label, please visit the European Union Ecolabel website at http://www.ecolabel.eu.
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Global Environmental Regulation Compliance
and Declaration
ASUS follows the green design concept to design and manufacture our products,
and makes sure that each stage of the product life cycle of ASUS product is in line
with global environmental regulations. In addition, ASUS disclose the relevant
information based on regulation requirements.
Please refer to http://csr.asus.com/english/Compliance.htm for information
disclosure based on regulation requirements ASUS is complied with:
Japan JIS-C-0950 Material Declarations
EU REACH SVHC
Korea RoHS
Swiss Energy Laws
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the
highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing
solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other
components as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/
english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling information in different regions.
Regional notice for Singapore
Complies with
IDA Standards
DB103778
This ASUS product complies with IDA Standards.
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Japan Technical Conformity Mark
The internal wireless module of this Notebook PC has been certified by Japan
Telec.
Japan TELEC (JATE) certification numbers
NE237
003WWA110318
003GZA110319
INTEL 6235
003WWA111040
NB126H
003GZA110315
003WWA110314
003WWA110316
AB116H
003WWA111393
003WWA111394
003GZA111395
003XWA111396
003YWA111397
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EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Manufacturer:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Country:
TAIWAN
Authorized representative in Europe:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Address, City:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Country:
GERMANY
declare the following apparatus:
Product name :
Notebook
Model name :
N550J, R552J, N550L, R552L, Q550L
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Ver. 130208
CE marking
(EC conformity marking)
Position : CEO
Name : Jerry Shen
Declaration Date: 15/05/2013
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
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Signature : __________
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