Compaq Presario X1000 - Notebook PC Specifications

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Startup and Reference Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 311245-001
June 2003
Part 1: Startup
The Startup part of this guide explains how to set up your
notebook for the first time.
Part 2: Reference
The Reference part of this guide explains how to identify and use
the hardware and software features on your notebook.
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Contents
1 Startup
2 Hardware
3 Keyboard
4 Power
5 Drives and Drive Media
6 Multimedia
7 Communications
8 Hardware Options and Upgrades
9 Software Updates, Restorations and
Utilities
A Specifications
Index
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Part-1
Startup
This Startup and Reference Guide provides information about
setting up and using your notebook.
■
To set up your notebook hardware and software for the first
time, follow the procedures in this “Startup” part.
■
To learn more about using your notebook, refer to the
remaining “Reference” part of this book. To find information
about a specific topic:
❏
Refer to the chapter Contents on the first page of each
chapter, or
❏
Refer to the Index.
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Setting Up the Hardware
To set up the notebook for the first time, you need the notebook,
the AC adapter 1, the power cord 2, and the battery pack 3.
During hardware setup, you will:
■
Insert the battery pack into the notebook, so the battery can
begin to charge as soon as the notebook is connected to
external power.
■
Open the notebook.
■
Connect the notebook to external power and turn on the
notebook.
You will then proceed to software setup.
Identifying the AC adapter, the power cord, and the battery pack
(Power cords vary by region and country.)
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Inserting a Battery Pack
To insert the battery pack into the battery bay:
1. Turn the notebook underside up on a flat surface.
2. Insert the alignment tab on the battery pack into the
alignment slot on the notebook 1.
3. Tilt the battery pack downward until it snaps into place 2.
Inserting a battery pack
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CAUTION: To ensure that the correct drivers load and to prevent file
corruption or damage to components, do not remove the battery pack
until the notebook has been connected to external AC power.
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Opening the Notebook
To open the notebook:
1. Place the notebook display side up on a flat surface near an
electrical outlet.
2. Slide the display release latch 1 as you raise the display 2.
Opening the notebook
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Connecting the Notebook to External Power
To connect the notebook to external AC power:
1. Plug the AC adapter cable into the power connector 1.
2. Plug the power cord into the AC adapter 2, then into an
electrical outlet 3.
When the notebook is receiving external power, the battery
light 4 turns on.
Connecting the notebook to external power (Power cords and
outlets vary by region and country.)
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Charging a New Battery Pack
The battery pack you inserted earlier begins to charge as soon as
the notebook is connected to external power. Charge status is
indicated by the battery light.
■
The battery light is on and amber while a battery pack
inserted into the notebook is charging.
■
The battery light is on and green when a battery pack inserted
into the notebook is fully charged.
Compaq recommends that you leave the notebook connected
to external power until the battery pack is fully charged and
the battery light turns green. (A partially charged new battery
pack can run the notebook after initial software setup is
complete, but battery charge displays will not be accurate
until the new battery pack has been fully charged.)
Identifying the battery light
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Turning On the Notebook
To turn on the notebook, press the power button 1. When the
notebook turns on, the power/standby light 2 turns on, and
you are prompted to begin software setup.
Turning on the notebook
If the notebook does not turn on:
■
Make sure that the AC adapter is securely plugged into an
electrical outlet.
■
Make sure that the outlet is providing power. (To confirm that
the outlet is providing power, plug another device into the
outlet.)
■
If you have installed a battery pack, make sure that the battery
pack is firmly seated.
■
Refer to the Worldwide Telephone Numbers booklet (English
only) included with the notebook to contact a Compaq
authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
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Startup
Setting Up the Software
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CAUTION: To prevent file corruption and ensure that the correct drivers
are installed, install software only when the notebook is connected to
external power through the AC adapter. During the installation:
■ Do not unplug the notebook from external power.
■ Do not shut down the notebook or initiate Standby or Hibernation.
■ Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable,
or cord.
Installing Basic Software
When the notebook is connected to external power and turned on
for the first time, a prompt to set up the operating system and
other basic software is displayed on the screen.
Before responding to the prompt and proceeding through the
on-screen instructions, read the following caution and other
installation information.
■
After beginning the software setup, you must complete the
entire process without interruption. Setup time varies.
■
If you are prompted to select a language, choose carefully. On
some models, the languages that you do not choose are
deleted from the system and cannot be restored during the
installation.
■
Regional settings and most other preferences that you may
select as you set up the basic software can be selected or
changed later, after the operating system is installed.
■
When you are prompted to accept the End User License
Agreement, you must choose Accept to continue the
software setup.
setup, it is normal for some notebook models to pause
✎ During
occasionally for up to 2 minutes and to restart several times.
These pauses and restarts occur only during initial software setup.
They will not occur during standard Windows startups.
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Installing Optional Software
Step-by-step instructions for installing and using many of the
applications and utilities included with the notebook are provided
later in this guide. If you prefer to install optional software now,
the following information may be helpful.
To install an application or a utility from a CD, refer to the
instructions included with the CD. If printed instructions are not
included in the CD package, they may be displayed on the screen
when the CD is inserted.
To view or install preloaded utilities or applications, select Start >
All Programs > Software Setup. Then:
■
To display the descriptions and space requirements of a
preloaded item without installing it, select the Next button,
then select an item. After viewing the information that is
displayed, select the Cancel button.
■
To install a preloaded item, select the check box for the item,
select the Next button, then follow the instructions on the
screen.
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Setting Regional and Display Preferences
Keyboard language and other regional preferences, such as time,
date, and currency format, are set in the Regional Options
window of the operating system. To access the Regional Options
window, select Start > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language and
Regional Options icon.
Screen appearance settings are accessed from the operating
system Appearance and Themes window. To access the
Appearance and Themes window, select Start > Control
Panel > Appearance and Themes icon. To access the settings that
control the size of the items displayed on the screen, select the
Change Resolution task.
Turning Off the Notebook
Turn off the notebook by using the Windows shutdown
procedure: Select Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off.
If the notebook does not respond, try the following emergency
shutdown procedures in the sequence provided:
1–10
■
If the notebook is running Microsoft Windows XP
Professional: press ctrl+alt+delete. Select the Shut Down
button, then select Shut down from the drop down list.
■
Press and hold down the power button for at least 4 seconds.
■
Unplug the notebook from external power and remove the
battery pack. For instructions see “Replacing a Battery Pack”
in Chapter 4.
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Protecting the Notebook from
Power Surges
To protect the notebook from the power surges that may be
caused by an uncertain power supply or an electrical storm:
■
Plug the notebook power cord into an optional, high-quality
surge protector. Surge protectors are available from most
computer or electronics retailers.
■
Provide surge protection on the cable that connects a modem
to the telephone line.
■
During an electrical storm, run the notebook on battery power
or shut down the notebook and disconnect the power cord.
Protecting the Notebook Against
Viruses
When you use the notebook for email, network, or Internet
access, you expose the notebook to computer viruses. Computer
viruses can disable the operating system, your applications, or
your utilities or cause them to function abnormally.
Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and,
in most cases, repair damage they have caused. To provide
protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus software
must be updated.
The Norton AntiVirus 2003 software installed on your notebook
provides 60 days of free virus updates.
For Norton AntiVirus 2003 instructions and more information
about virus updates, refer to the Help file within the application or
select Start > Help and Support.
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Using the Notebook Safely
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
For more safety and regulatory information, as well as
instructions for protecting the notebook against electrostatic
discharge, refer on the Documentation Library CD to the
Regulatory and Safety Notices guide.
The Documentation Library CD is included with your notebook.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your
equipment:
■ Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet that is easily accessible
at all times.
■ Disconnect power from the product by unplugging the power cord
from the electrical outlet.
■ If provided with a three-conductor power cord with a three-pin
attachment plug, plug the cord into a grounded (earthed) outlet. Do
not disable the power cord grounding pin. The grounding pin is an
important safety feature.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety &
Comfort Guide. It describes proper workstation setup and proper posture,
health, and work habits for computer users. The Safety & Comfort Guide
also provides important electrical and mechanical safety information. This
guide is available on the Web at http://www.compaq.com/ergo, on the
hard drive, or on the Documentation Library CD that is included with
the product.
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WARNING: This notebook is designed to run demanding applications
at full power. As a result of increased power consumption, it is normal
for the notebook to feel warm or hot when used continuously. To avoid
potential discomfort or burns, do not block the air vents or use the
notebook on your lap for extended periods. The notebook complies with
the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the
International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment
(IEC 60950).
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Reference
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Hardware
Contents
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Keys and Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4
Power Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–6
Audio Buttons and Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–8
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Connectors and Jacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–10
Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–11
Right Side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–12
Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–13
Bays and Memory Compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–13
Docking Connector and Vents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–14
Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–15
Additional Standard Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–16
Cables and Cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–16
Adapters and Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–17
Restoration and Documentation CDs . . . . . . . . . . . 2–18
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Display
Display
Display release latch
2–2
Opens the notebook.
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Hardware
Top
TouchPad
Top: TouchPad
1
TouchPad on/off button
Enables/disables the TouchPad.
2
TouchPad*
Moves the pointer and selects or
activates items on the screen.
3
TouchPad light
On: TouchPad is enabled.
4
TouchPad scroll zones (2)*
Scroll upward or downward.
5
Left and right TouchPad
buttons*
Function like the left and right buttons
on an external mouse.
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
functions of TouchPad features, see “Setting TouchPad Preferences” in
Chapter 3.
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Keys and Antenna
Top: Keys and Antenna
1
Fn key
Combines with other keys to perform
system tasks. For example, pressing
Fn+F7 increases screen brightness.
2
Function keys (12)
Perform system and application tasks.
When combined with the Fn key, the
function keys F1 and F3 through F12
perform additional tasks as hotkeys.
3
Keypad keys (15)
Can be used like the keys on an
external numeric keypad.
4
Applications key
Displays a shortcut menu for items
beneath the pointer.
5
Antenna (available on select
models and not visible from
outside the notebook)*
Sends and receives wireless device
signals.
6
Microsoft logo key
Displays the Windows Start menu.
*The notebook has 2 antennas. The second is on the right side of the
notebook. For optimal transmissions, keep the areas immediately over
the antennas free from obstructions.
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Power Controls
Top: Power Controls
1
Power button*
When the notebook is:
■
■
■
■
Off, press to turn on the notebook.
On, briefly press to initiate Hibernation.
In Standby, briefly press to resume from Standby.
In Hibernation, briefly press to restore from
Hibernation.
✎
2
Display
switch*
If the system has stopped responding and
Windows shutdown procedures cannot be
used, press and hold for at least 4 seconds
to turn off the notebook.
■ If the notebook is closed while on, turns off the
display.
■ If the notebook is opened while in Standby, turns
on the notebook (resumes from Standby).
*This table describes default settings. For information about changing the
function of the power button or display switch, see “Setting Power Control
Preferences” in Chapter 4.
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Hardware
Lights
Top: Lights
1
Num lock light
On: Num lock or the internal keypad is on.
2
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on.
3
Mute light
On: Volume is muted.
4
Wireless device light
(available on select
models)
On: An optional internal wireless device is
turned on.
5
Battery light
On: The notebook is receiving adequate
external power.
■ On amber: A battery pack is charging.
■ On green: A battery pack is fully charged.
■ Flashing: A battery pack is malfunctioning
and may need to be replaced.
6
IDE (Integrated Drive
Electronics) drive light
On: The internal hard drive or optical drive is
being accessed.
7
Power/standby light
On: Notebook is turned on.
Flashing: Notebook is in Standby.
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Audio Buttons and Speakers
Top: Audio Buttons and Speakers
1
Increase volume button
Increases system volume.
2
Decrease volume button
Decreases system volume.
3
Mute button
Mutes or restores volume.
4
Stereo speakers (2)
Produce stereo sound.
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Front Panel
Front Panel
2–8
1
SD Card light
2
SD (Secure Digital)
Card slot
3
Microphone jack
Connects an optional monaural or stereo
microphone.
4
Audio-out jack
Connects optional headphones or
powered stereo speakers. Also connects
the audio function of an audio/video
device such as a television or VCR.
5
Wireless device button
(available on select
models)
Turns an optional internal wireless device
on or off.
On: An SD Card or MMC is being
accessed.
Supports SD Cards and
MMCs (multimedia cards).
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Hardware
Rear Panel
Connectors and Jacks
Rear Panel: Connectors and Jacks
1
External monitor connector
Connects an optional VGA external
monitor or projector.
2
S-Video jack
Connects an optional S-Video device,
such as a television, VCR, camcorder,
projector, or video capture card.
3
USB connectors (3)
Connect optional 2.0-compliant USB
devices.
4
RJ-45 network jack
Connects an Ethernet network cable.
(An Ethernet network cable is included
with select models.)
5
RJ-11 telephone jack
Connects a modem cable. (A modem
cable is included with select models.)
6
Parallel connector (available
on select models)
Connects an optional parallel device
such as a printer.
7
1394 connector
Connects an optional 1394 device
such as a camcorder.
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Hardware
Vent
Rear Panel: Vent
Exhaust vent*
Provides airflow to cool internal components.
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To prevent overheating, do not
obstruct vents. Do not allow a hard
surface, such as a printer, or a soft
surface, such as pillows or thick rugs
or clothing, to block airflow.
*The notebook has 3 vents. The other vents are on the underside of the
notebook.
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Hardware
Left Side
Left Side
1
PC Card slot
Supports an optional Type I or Type II
32-bit (CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card.
2
PC Card eject button
Ejects an optional PC Card from the
PC Card slot.
3
Optical drive*
Supports an optical disc.
*The type of optical drive, for example a CD, DVD, or combination CD/DVD
drive, varies by model.
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Right Side
Right Side
1
Antenna (available on select
models and not visible from
outside the notebook)*
Sends and receives wireless device
signals.
2
Infrared port
Provides wireless communication
between the notebook and an optional
IrDA-compliant device.
3
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter cable.
4
Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to
the notebook.
*The notebook has 2 antennas. The second is on the right side of the
notebook. For optimal transmissions, keep the areas immediately over
the antennas free from obstructions.
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Underside
Bays and Memory Compartment
Underside: Bays and Memory Compartment
1
Battery bay
Holds a battery pack.
2
Battery pack release latch
Releases a battery pack from the
battery bay.
3
Memory compartment
Contains 1 memory slot for an
optional 128-MB, 256-MB, 512-MB,
or 1024-MB memory module. As
shipped, the memory slot may be
filled with a replaceable memory
module or vacant, depending on the
notebook model.
4
Hard drive bay
Holds the internal hard drive.
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Hardware
Docking Connector and Vents
Underside: Docking Connector and Vent
1
Docking connector*
Connects the notebook to an optional
port replicator.
2
Vents (3)
Allow airflow to cool internal
components.
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To prevent overheating, use
the notebook only on hard
surfaces which cannot
obstruct the vents. Do not
allow a soft surface, such as
bedding, clothing or a thick
rug, to block airflow.
*As shipped, the docking connector is not visible. The docking connector is
beneath the docking connector cover, which protects the connector when
the connector is not in use.
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Hardware
Labels
The labels affixed to the notebook and some notebook components
provide information you may need when troubleshooting system
problems or traveling internationally with the notebook.
■
The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label contains the
Product Key number. You may need this number to update or
troubleshoot the operating system.
■
The system label provides regulatory information about the
notebook.
■
The product identification label contains the serial number of
the notebook and a code describing the original configuration
of the notebook. You will need the notebook serial number if
you call customer support.
■
The modem approvals label, which is affixed to an optional
internal modem, provides regulatory information.
■
Wireless certification labels, which are specific to various
types of optional wireless devices, are affixed to the notebook
and provide regulatory information.
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Hardware
Additional Standard Components
The components included with the notebook vary by region,
country, notebook model, and the optional hardware ordered. The
following sections identify the standard external accessories and
components included with most notebook models.
Cables and Cord
Additional Standard Components: Cables and Cord
1
2
3
Modem cable
(included with select
models)
Network cable
(included with select
models)
Power cord*
Connects a modem to an RJ-11 telephone
jack or to a country-specific modem adapter.
✎
A modem cable has a 6-pin, RJ-11
telephone connector at each end.
Connects the notebook to an Ethernet
network jack.
✎
A network cable has an 8-pin, RJ-45
network connector at each end.
Connects an AC adapter to an AC electrical
outlet.
*Power cords vary in appearance by region and country.
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Hardware
Adapters and Battery Pack
Additional Standard Components: Adapters and
Battery Pack
1
AC adapter
Converts AC power to DC power.
2
Country-specific modem
adapter (included by region
as required)
Adapts the modem cable to a
non-RJ-11 telephone jack.
3
Japan-specific outlet adapter
(Japan only)
Connects the AC adapter to a 2-prong
electrical outlet.
4
Battery pack
Runs the notebook when the notebook
is not connected to external power.
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Hardware
Restoration and Documentation CDs
CDs for repairing or reinstalling software and for obtaining
supplementary information about the notebook are included with
the notebook.
■
For information about restoring, repairing, or reinstalling
software, refer to Chapter 9, “Software Updates, Restorations
and Utilities.”
■
For supplementary information about the notebook, refer to
the Documentation Library CD. The Documentation Library
CD included with all models includes the following guides.
Additional guides—for example, instruction manuals for
using an optional wireless device—are included with select
models.
For Information About These Topics
Select This Guide
■ Caring for the notebook and drives
■ Preparing the notebook for transport
■ Traveling with the notebook
Maintenance, Shipping
and Travel
internationally
■ Solving notebook problems yourself
■ Getting help
Troubleshooting
■ Governmental and safety information
■ Protecting the notebook from static
Regulatory and Safety
Notices
electricity
Ergonomic and safety information
Safety & Comfort Guide
General instructions for using modem
AT commands
Modem Command
Guidelines (Advanced
Users Only)
AT commands supported by a Lucent/Agere
modem. (An optional internal modem
supports the Lucent/Agere command set.)
Lucent/Agere
Command Set
(Advanced Users Only)*
*Available in English only.
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Keyboard
Contents
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying TouchPad Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the TouchPad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting TouchPad Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hotkey Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hotkey Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hotkey Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning the Keypad On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the Functions of Keypad Keys . . . . . . . . .
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TouchPad
Identifying TouchPad Components
The TouchPad includes the following components:
1 TouchPad
4 TouchPad on/off button
2 Left and right TouchPad buttons
5 TouchPad light
3 TouchPad scroll zones (2)
Identifying TouchPad components
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Using the TouchPad
The TouchPad provides the navigation, selection, and scroll
functions of an optional external mouse.
■
To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad
surface in the direction you want to move the pointer.
■
If the pointer continues to move after you lift your finger
from the TouchPad surface, wait a few seconds and the
pointer will stop moving.
■
To execute the click functions of the left or right button on
an external mouse, press the left or right TouchPad button.
■
To scroll upward, press the icon in the upward scroll zone. To
scroll downward, press the icon in the downward scroll zone.
■
To enable or disable the TouchPad, press the TouchPad
button. When the TouchPad is enabled, the TouchPad light
is on.
The notebook turns on with the TouchPad enabled. Users
who work with keystrokes rather than mouse actions may
prefer to disable the TouchPad to prevent accidental
TouchPad activity.
Setting TouchPad Preferences
Pointer speed and shape, click speed, mouse trails, and other
pointing device preferences are set in the operating system Mouse
Properties window. To access Mouse Properties, select Start >
Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware icon > Mouse icon.
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Hotkeys
Identifying Hotkeys
Hotkeys are preset combinations of the Fn key 1 and one of the
function keys 2.
The icons on the function keys F1 and F3 through F12 represent the
hotkey functions available on the notebook.
Identifying hotkeys
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Hotkey Quick Reference
The following table identifies the default hotkey functions. For
information about changing the function of the Fn+F5 hotkeys, see
the “Setting Power Control Preferences” section in Chapter 4.
Default Function
Hotkeys
Open Help and Support window.
Fn+F1
Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Fn+F3
Switch display and image.
Fn+F4
Initiate Standby.
Fn+F5
Initiate QuickLock.
Fn+F6
Decrease display brightness.
Fn+F7
Increase display brightness.
Fn+F8
Play, pause, or resume an audio CD or DVD.
Fn+F9
Stop an audio CD or DVD.
Fn+F10
Play the previous track or chapter on an audio CD
or DVD.
Fn+F11
Play the next track on an audio CD or DVD.
Fn+F12
Hotkey Procedures
To use a hotkeys command on the notebook keyboard, use either
of the following procedures:
■
Briefly press the Fn key, then briefly press the second key of
the hotkeys command.
■
Press and hold down the Fn key, briefly press the second key
of the hotkeys command, then release both keys at the
same time.
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Hotkey Commands
Open Help and Support Window (Fn+F1)
The Fn+F1 hotkeys open the Help and Support window. From the
Help and Support window you can access general information
about your notebook, links to software updates and online
technical support specialists, and other support features.
For more information about the Help and Support window, see
the “Using the Help and Support Window” section in Chapter 9,
“Software Updates, Restorations and Utilities.”
Open Internet Explorer (Fn+F3)
The Fn+F3 hotkeys open Internet Explorer. After you have set up
your Internet or network services and your Internet Explorer
home page, you can use the Fn+F3 hotkeys for quick access to
your home page and the Internet.
Switch Image (Fn+F4)
The Fn+F4 hotkeys switch the image among display devices
connected to the external monitor connector or the S-Video jack
on the notebook. For example, if an external monitor is connected
to the notebook, pressing the Fn+F4 hotkeys switches the image
among the notebook display, the external monitor display, and a
simultaneous display on both the notebook and the monitor.
Initiate Standby (Fn+F5)
The Fn+F5 hotkeys are set by default to initiate Standby. Standby
can be initiated only while the notebook is on. If the notebook is
in Hibernation, you must restore from Hibernation before you can
initiate Standby.
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To restore from Hibernation or resume from Standby, briefly
press the power button. For more information about using
Standby and Hibernation, refer to Chapter 4, “Power.”
For information about changing the function of the Fn+F5 hotkeys,
refer in Chapter 4 to the “Setting Power Control Preferences”
section.
Initiate QuickLock (Fn+F6)
The Fn+F6 hotkeys initiate the operating system QuickLock
security feature. The QuickLock feature disables the keyboard
and displays the log on screen. QuickLock does not disable the
TouchPad.
Before you can use the QuickLock feature, you must set a
Windows system password. For instructions, refer to your
operating system documentation.
After you have set a Windows system password:
■
To initiate QuickLock, press Fn+F6.
■
To exit QuickLock, enter your Windows system password.
Decrease Brightness (Fn+F7)
The Fn+F7 hotkeys decrease notebook screen brightness.
Increase Brightness (Fn+F8)
The Fn+F8 hotkeys increase notebook screen brightness.
Play, Pause, or Resume an Audio CD or DVD (Fn+F9)
The Fn+F9 hotkeys function only when an audio CD or DVD is
inserted. If the audio CD or DVD is
■
Not playing, press the Fn+F9 hotkeys to begin or resume
the play.
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Playing, press the Fn+F9 hotkeys to pause the play.
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Stop an Audio CD or DVD (Fn+F10)
The Fn+F10 hotkeys stop the play of an audio CD or DVD that is
playing.
Play Previous Track of an Audio CD or DVD (Fn+F11)
The Fn+F11 hotkeys play the previously played track of an audio
CD or DVD that is playing.
Play Next Track of an Audio CD or DVD (Fn+F12)
The Fn+F12 hotkeys play the next track of an audio CD or DVD
that is playing.
Keypad
The keypad consists of 15 keys that can be used like the keys on
an external keypad. When the keypad is turned on, each keypad
key performs the functions indicated by the icon in the upper right
corner of the key.
Identifying the keypad keys
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Turning the Keypad On and Off
When the keypad is off, press Fn+num lk 1 to turn the keypad on.
When the keypad is on, press Fn+num lk to turn the keypad off. The
num lock light 2 turns on when the keypad is on.
Identifying the Fn and num lk keys and the num lock light
Switching the Functions of Keypad Keys
You can temporarily switch the functions of a keypad key
between its standard function and its keypad function.
■
To use a key on the keypad as a keypad key while the keypad
is turned off, press and hold Fn while pressing the key.
■
To use a key on the keypad as a standard key while the
keypad is turned on:
❏
Press and hold Fn to type with the key in lowercase.
❏
Press and hold Fn+shift to type with the key in uppercase.
Releasing the Fn key returns a keypad key to its set function. For
example, a keypad key returns to its keypad function if the
keypad is turned on or to its standard function if the keypad is
turned off.
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Power
Contents
Understanding Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown . . . . 4–2
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–2
Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–2
Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Choosing Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown . . . . . . . . . 4–4
Using Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown
Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Identifying Power Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . 4–5
Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off . . . . . . . 4–6
Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures . . . . . . . . . 4–6
Initiating or Resuming from Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–7
Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation. . . . . . . . . . 4–8
Setting Power Control Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9
Using Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–10
Identifying the Battery and Power/Standby
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–10
Switching Between Battery and External Power. . . 4–11
Charging a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–11
Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . 4–12
Managing Low-Battery Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–13
Calibrating a Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–14
Storing a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–16
Battery Conservation Settings and Procedures . . . . 4–17
Replacing a Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–18
Recycling or Disposing of a Used Battery Pack . . . . . . 4–19
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Understanding Standby, Hibernation
and Shutdown
This section describes Standby, Hibernation, and shutdown and
explains when to implement them. Standby, Hibernation, and
shutdown procedures are provided later in the chapter. Standby
and Hibernation are energy-saving features that can be initiated
by you or by the system.
Standby
Standby reduces power to system components that are not in use.
When Standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access
memory (RAM) and the screen is cleared.
■
Saving your work before initiating Standby is not usually
necessary, but is a recommended precaution.
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When the notebook is in Standby, the power/standby light
flashes.
When you resume from Standby, your work returns to the screen
where you left off.
Hibernation
Hibernation saves system memory to the hard drive, takes a
snapshot of the notebook image, then shuts down the notebook.
When you resume from Hibernation, your work returns to the
screen exactly as you left it.
The following information may be useful as you manage
Hibernation:
■
4–2
Saving your work before initiating Hibernation is not usually
necessary, but is a recommended precaution.
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To determine whether the notebook is in Hibernation or
turned off, press the power button:
❏
If the notebook is in Hibernation, your work returns to
the screen.
❏
If the notebook is off, Windows loads.
Hibernation is enabled by default, but can be disabled. To
prevent loss of work during a critical low-battery condition,
disable Hibernation only during a battery pack calibration.
To verify that Hibernation is enabled, select Start > Control
Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options
icon > Hibernate tab. If Hibernation is enabled, the Enable
Hibernation check box is selected.
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CAUTION: If the configuration of the notebook system is changed during
Hibernation, it may not be possible to resume from Hibernation. When the
notebook is in Hibernation:
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■
■
Do not add or remove a memory module.
Do not connect or disconnect an external device.
Do not insert or remove a CD, DVD, PC Card, SD Card, or MMC.
Shutdown
Shutdown procedures turn off the notebook. Whether to leave
a battery pack in the notebook or in storage depends on how
you work:
■
Leaving the battery pack in the notebook enables the battery
pack to charge whenever the notebook is connected to
external power and also protects your work during a power
outage.
■
A battery pack in the notebook discharges more quickly, even
when the notebook is turned off, than a battery pack that has
been removed from the notebook and stored in a cool, dry
location.
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Choosing Standby, Hibernation or
Shutdown
If you plan to resume shortly: Initiate Standby for shorter times
and Hibernation for longer times or power conservation.
The amount of time a battery pack can support Standby or
Hibernation or hold a charge varies by notebook configuration
and the condition of the battery pack.
■
Initiating Standby clears the screen, uses less power than
leaving the notebook on, and your work returns quickly to the
screen when you resume from Standby. A fully charged new
battery pack can typically support Standby for up to 48 hours.
■
Initiating Hibernation clears the screen and uses much less
power than Standby. Returning to work saved in Hibernation
takes longer than returning to work saved in Standby, but is
faster than returning to your place manually after restarting
the notebook. A fully charged new battery pack can typically
support Hibernation for several weeks.
If you plan to resume within 2 weeks: Shut down the notebook. If
possible, connect the notebook to external power to keep an
inserted battery pack fully charged.
If the notebook will be disconnected from external power for more
than 2 weeks: To extend the life of an inserted battery pack, shut
down the notebook. Remove the battery pack and store it in a
cool, dry location.
If an external power supply is uncertain, for example, because of
an electrical storm, save your work, then initiate Hibernation or
shut down the notebook.
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Using Standby, Hibernation and
Shutdown Procedures
This section explains the default Standby, Hibernation, and
shutdown procedures and includes information about turning the
display on or off.
Identifying Power Controls and Indicators
Standby, Hibernation, shutdown, and display procedures use the
following controls and indicators:
1 Power button
3 Fn+F5 hotkeys (to initiate Standby)
2 Display switch
4 Power/standby light
Identifying Standby, Hibernation, shutdown, and display controls
and indicators
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Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off
Task
Procedure
Results
Turn on the
notebook.
Press the power button.
■ Power/standby light
✎
■ Operating system loads.
Shut down the
notebook.*
turns on.
Pressing the
power button
turns on the
notebook from
Standby,
Hibernation, or
shutdown.
Select Start > Turn Off
Computer > Turn Off.
■ Power/standby light
turns off.
■ Operating system
shuts down.
■ Notebook turns off.
Turn off the display
when the notebook
is closed.
Close the notebook.
When the notebook is
closed, the display presses
the display switch, which
then turns off the display.
*If the system is unresponsive, and you are unable to shut down the notebook
with this procedure, see “Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures” next in this
section.
Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures
If the notebook does not respond to the Windows shutdown
procedure (Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off), try the
following emergency shutdown procedures in the sequence
provided:
4–6
■
If the notebook is running Windows XP Professional: Press
ctrl+alt+delete. Select the Shut Down button, then select Shut
down from the drop down list.
■
Press and hold down the power button for at least 4 seconds.
■
Unplug the notebook from external power and remove the
battery pack. For battery pack removal instructions see the
“Replacing a Battery Pack” section, later in this chapter.
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Initiating or Resuming from Standby
Task
Procedure
Result
User-initiated
Standby
With the notebook on, use
either of the following
procedures:
■ Power/standby light
■ Press the Fn+F5 hotkeys.
■ Select Start > Turn off
flashes.
■ Screen clears.
Computer > Stand by.
System-initiated
Standby
Resume from
user-initiated or
system-initiated
Standby.
If the notebook is running on
external power, the system
does not initiate Standby.
If the notebook is running on
battery power, the system
initiates Standby after
10 minutes of notebook
inactivity.
■ Power/standby light
■ Briefly press the power
■ Power/standby light
button, or move (or click
any button on) an optional
external USB mouse.
■ If the display was closed
flashes.
■ Screen clears.
turns on.
■ Your work returns to the
screen.
while the notebook was in
Standby, open the display.
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Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation
Task
Procedure
Result
User-initiated
Hibernation
With the notebook on, use either
of the following procedures:
■ Power/standby light
■ Briefly press the power
■ Screen clears.
turns off.
button.
■ Select Start > Shut Down >
Hibernate. (If the Hibernate
option is not displayed, press
and hold shift.)
✎
System-initiated
Hibernation
If the notebook is in
Standby, you must
resume from Standby
before you can initiate
Hibernation.
If the notebook is running on
external power, the system does
not initiate Hibernation.
If the notebook is running on
battery power, the system
initiates Hibernation:
■ After 30 minutes of notebook
■ Power/standby light
turns off.
■ Screen clears.
inactivity, or
■ When an inserted battery
pack reaches a critical
low-battery condition
(1 percent of a full charge
remaining).
Restore from
user-initiated or
system-initiated
Hibernation.
4–8
Press the power button.
■ Power/standby light
✎
■ Your work returns to
If the system initiated
Hibernation because of
a critical low-battery
condition, connect
external power or insert
a charged battery pack
before you press the
power button.
turns on.
the screen.
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Setting Power Control Preferences
By default, when the notebook is on:
■
Briefly pressing the power button initiates Hibernation.
■
Pressing the Fn+F5 hotkeys, called the “sleep button” in the
operating system, initiates Standby.
■
The display switch turns off the display. The display switch is
activated by closing the display. (At default and all custom
settings, the display switch also turns on the notebook if the
display is opened while the notebook is in Standby.)
To change the function of the power button, the Fn+F5 hotkeys, or
the display switch:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance icon > Power Options icon > Advanced tab.
❏
To change the power button function, select a function
from the drop-down list for When I Press The Power
Button On My Computer.
❏
To change the function of the Fn+F5 hotkeys, select a
function from the drop-down list for When I Press The
Sleep Button On My Computer.
❏
To change the display switch function, select a function
from the drop-down list for When I Close The Lid Of My
Portable Computer.
2. Select the OK button.
The Hibernate function is available in the power button, sleep
button, and display switch drop-down lists only if Hibernation is
enabled.
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Using Battery Power
Identifying the Battery and Power/Standby
Lights
Battery pack procedures refer to the:
1 Power/standby light
2 Battery light
Identifying the battery and power/standby lights
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Switching Between Battery and External
Power
The notebook switches between external power and battery
power according to the availability of external power. To conserve
the charge in an inserted battery pack, the notebook runs on
external power whenever external power is available. External
power can be supplied from an electrical outlet through an
AC adapter or an optional DC cable.
If the notebook contains a charged battery pack and is running on
external power, the notebook switches to battery power only if the
AC adapter or DC cable is disconnected from the notebook.
The Power Meter icon in the system tray changes shape whenever
the power source changes between battery power and external
power.
Charging a Battery Pack
The battery pack charges whenever the notebook is connected to
external power through an AC adapter or an optional DC cable.
The battery pack charges whether the notebook is turned off or
turned on, but charges most quickly when the notebook is turned
off. When the notebook is turned on, charging times are longer
and vary with system activity.
The battery light displays charge status:
■
On and amber: the battery pack is charging.
■
On and green: the battery pack is fully charged.
■
Flashing: the battery pack is malfunctioning and may need to
be replaced.
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Monitoring the Charge in a Battery Pack
Obtaining Accurate Charge Information
To increase the accuracy of all battery charge displays:
■
Allow the battery pack to discharge to less than 10 percent of
a full charge through normal use before charging it.
■
Charge the battery pack fully. Even a new battery pack can
display charge information inaccurately if it has not been
fully charged.
■
If a battery pack has not been used for one month or more, the
battery pack may need to be calibrated.
Displaying Charge Information
To display battery charge information on the screen, use the
operating system Power Meter feature. To access Power Meter
displays, select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance icon > Power Options icon > Power Meter tab.
Power Meter displays battery status in both percent and time:
4–12
■
The percent indicates the amount of charge remaining in the
battery pack.
■
The time indicates the approximate running time remaining
on the battery pack if the battery pack continues to provide
power at the current level. For example, the time remaining
will decrease if you start playing a DVD and will increase if
you stop playing a DVD.
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Managing Low-Battery Conditions
The information in this section describes default alerts and
system responses.
Identifying Low-Battery Conditions
When the battery pack is the only power source for the notebook
and drops to 10 percent of a full charge, the notebook has reached
a low-battery condition. A text warning message appears on the
screen.
If a low-battery condition is not resolved and the amount of
charge remaining in the battery pack continues to drop, the
notebook eventually enters a critical low-battery condition. Then,
if the notebook is on or in Standby:
■
If Hibernation is enabled, the system initiates Hibernation.
Unsaved work may be lost.
■
If Hibernation is disabled, the notebook remains briefly in
Standby, then shuts down. The power/standby light turns off,
and the notebook cannot save system memory to the hard
drive.
Resolving Low-Battery Conditions
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CAUTION: If the notebook has reached a critical low-battery condition
and has begun to initiate Hibernation, do not restore power until
Hibernation is complete. When Hibernation is complete, the
power/standby light turns off.
If external power is available, connect the notebook to the
external power source.
If a charged battery pack is available, shut down the notebook or
initiate Hibernation. Insert a charged battery pack, then turn on
the notebook.
If no power source is available, save your work. Then initiate
Hibernation or shut down the notebook.
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Calibrating a Battery Pack
When to Calibrate
Even if a battery pack is heavily used, it should not be necessary
to calibrate it more than once a month. It is not necessary to
calibrate a new battery pack before first use. Calibrate the battery
pack under the following conditions:
■
When battery charge displays seem inaccurate.
■
When you observe a significant change in battery run time.
■
When the battery pack has not been used for one month
or more.
How to Calibrate
To calibrate a battery pack, you must fully charge, fully
discharge, then fully recharge the battery pack.
Charging the Battery Pack
Charge the battery pack while the notebook is in use. To charge
the battery pack:
1. Insert the battery pack into the notebook. For instructions, see
“Replacing a Battery Pack” later in this chapter.
2. Connect the notebook to external power. (The battery light is
on and amber as the battery pack charges.)
3. Leave the notebook connected to external power until the
battery pack is fully charged. (The battery light turns green.)
Discharging the Battery Pack
Before you begin the full discharge, disable Hibernation. To
disable Hibernation, select Start > Control Panel > Performance
and Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. Then clear
the Enable Hibernation check box.
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If you use the notebook occasionally during the discharge
procedure and have set energy-saving timeouts, expect the
following performance from your system during the discharge
process:
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■
The monitor will not turn off automatically.
■
Hard drive speed will not decrease automatically while the
notebook is idle.
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System-initiated Standby will not occur.
CAUTION: If you plan to leave the notebook unattended during
discharge, save your work before starting the discharge procedure.
To fully discharge the battery pack:
1. Select the power icon on the taskbar or select Start > Control
Panel > Performance and Maintenance icon > Power
Options icon > Power Schemes tab.
2. Record all settings in the Plugged In column and all settings
in the Running On Batteries column, so you can reset them
after calibration.
3. Use the drop-down lists to set each item in both columns
to Never.
4. Select the OK button.
5. Disconnect the notebook from the external power source, but
do not turn off the notebook.
6. Run the notebook on battery power until the battery pack is
fully discharged. When the battery pack is fully discharged,
the battery light turns off and the notebook shuts down.
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Recharging the Battery Pack
1. Connect the notebook to external power and keep the
notebook connected until the battery pack is fully recharged
and the battery light turns green.
You can use the notebook while the battery pack is
recharging, but the battery pack will charge faster if the
notebook is turned off.
2. Select the Power icon on the taskbar or select Start > Control
Panel > Performance and Maintenance icon > Power
Options icon > Power Schemes tab.
3. Reenter the settings you recorded for the items in the Plugged
In column and the Running on Batteries column.
4. Select the OK button.
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CAUTION: After calibrating the battery pack, reenable Hibernation:
select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options > Hibernate tab, then select the Enable Hibernation check box.
Storing a Battery Pack
If the notebook will be unused and unplugged for more than
2 weeks, remove and store the battery pack.
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to a battery pack, do not expose it to
high temperatures for extended periods of time.
High temperatures, which may be present in parked cars or some
workplaces, accelerate the self-discharge rate of a stored battery
pack. To prolong the charge of a stored battery pack, place it in a
location that is cool and dry.
To maintain the accuracy of battery charge displays, calibrate a
battery pack that has been stored for one month or more before
using it.
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Battery Conservation Settings and
Procedures
Using the following battery conservation settings and procedures
extends the run time of a battery pack.
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Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections
and exit modem applications when you are not using them.
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Disconnect from the notebook any external devices that use
power from the notebook. Battery run time is not affected by
external devices that are plugged into an external power
source.
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Stop or remove a PC Card you are not using.
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Disable or remove an SD (Secure Digital) Card or MMC
(multimedia card) you are not using.
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Lower screen brightness. Screen brightness can be lowered
by pressing the Fn+F7 hotkeys.
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Lower system volume. Volume can be lowered with the
decrease volume button.
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Turn off a device connected to the S-Video connector. A
device connected to the S-Video connector can be turned
off by using the Fn+F4 hotkeys to switch the image from the
S-Video device to the notebook display.
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If you leave your work, initiate Standby or Hibernation or
shut down the notebook.
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Select a short wait time, 5 minutes or less, for the monitor
timeout. To change monitor timeout settings, select Start >
Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance icon > Power
Options icon > Power Meter tab. Select a short wait time
from the Turn Off Monitor drop-down list, then select OK.
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Replacing a Battery Pack
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work when removing a battery pack that
is the only power source, initiate Hibernation or turn off the notebook
before removing the battery pack.
To replace the battery pack:
1. Turn the notebook underside up.
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To remove a battery pack, slide the battery release
latch 1. (The battery pack tilts upward.) Then pull the
battery pack out of the battery bay 2.
Removing a battery pack
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To insert a battery pack, insert the alignment tab on the
battery pack into the alignment slot on the notebook 1,
then tilt the battery pack downward until it snaps into
place 2.
Inserting a battery pack
2. To restore from Hibernation or to turn on the notebook, press
the power button.
Recycling or Disposing of a Used
Battery Pack
For information about recycling or disposing of
a used battery pack, refer on the Documentation
Library CD to the Regulatory and Safety Notices
guide, “Battery Notice” section.
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Drives and Drive Media
Contents
Understanding Drive and Drive Media Terms. . . . . . . . . 5–2
Caring for Drives and Drive Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–3
Adding a Drive to the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–4
Using the IDE Drive Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–4
Inserting or Removing a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–5
Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–5
Removing a Disc (With Power). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–6
Removing a Disc (Without Power) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–7
Playing a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–8
Displaying Media Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–8
Protecting Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–9
Observing the Copyright Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–9
Setting the Boot Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–10
Replacing the Internal Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–10
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Understanding Drive and Drive Media
Terms
Hard drives are for the permanent storage of data files and of
software such as system files, applications, and drivers. A hard
drive is sometimes called a hard disk drive.
Diskette drives support diskettes, which are used to store or
transport data. The notebook can read or write to any diskette.
A diskette drive is sometimes called a floppy disk drive.
Optical drives include CD and DVD drives. Optical drives
support CDs and DVDs, often called discs, which are used to
store or transport data and to play music and movies. DVDs have
higher capacities than CDs. The notebook can read or write to
optical drives as described in the following table.
Optical Drive
Read
Write
CD-ROM drive
Yes
No
DVD-ROM drive
Yes
No
CD-RW drive
Yes
Yes
DVD/CD-RW drive
Yes
Yes
A drive designation is a letter of the alphabet that the notebook
uses to identify the drive. To display the drive designation of all
the drives in the system, select Start > My Computer.
A diskette or disc that can be inserted or removed from a drive is
referred to as a drive medium. For example, the term drive media
includes diskettes, CDs, and DVDs.
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Caring for Drives and Drive Media
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the notebook or a drive and loss
of work:
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Do not remove the internal hard drive except for repair or
replacement. For instructions, see the“Replacing the Internal Hard
Drive” section later in this chapter.
Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components.
To prevent electrostatic damage to the notebook or a drive, follow
these 2 precautions: (1) Discharge yourself from static electricity
before handling a drive by touching a grounded metal object and
(2) Avoid touching the connectors on a drive. For more information
about preventing electrostatic damage, refer on the Documentation
Library CD to the Regulatory and Safety Notices guide,
“Electrostatic Discharge” section.
Excessive force can damage drive connectors. When you insert a
drive, use only enough force to seat the drive.
Handle a drive carefully. Do not drop it.
Avoid exposing a hard drive or a diskette to devices with magnetic
fields. Products with magnetic fields include video and audio tape
erasure products, monitors, and speakers. Security devices with
magnetic fields include airport walk-through devices and security
wands. The airport security devices that check carry-on luggage,
usually while it is placed on a conveyor belt, use x-rays instead of
magnetism and will not damage a hard drive or a diskette.
Do not spray a drive with cleaners.
Avoid exposing a drive to liquids or temperature extremes.
If you mail a drive, ship it in packaging that protects it from shock,
vibration, extreme temperatures, and high humidity. Label the
package “FRAGILE.”
CAUTION: To prevent damage to drive media:
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Do not open the metal shutter of a diskette or touch the disk within
the diskette case.
Do not expose a diskette to a strong magnetic field, such as the
security field used by a walk-through security device or a handheld
security wand.
Clean a CD or DVD only with a disc cleaning kit, available from
most electronics retailers.
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Adding a Drive to the System
The internal hard drive and optical drive are standard features of
the notebook. The type of optical drive varies by notebook model.
An optional drive can be added to the system by connecting it,
as instructed in the drive documentation, to one of the USB
(universal serial bus) connectors or to the 1394 connector. Hard
drive capacity can also be added with a microdrive PC Card. An
SD Card or MMC (multimedia card) can provide additional data
storage.
Using the IDE Drive Light
The IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) light turns on when the
internal hard drive or optical drive is being accessed.
Identifying the IDE drive light
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Inserting or Removing a Disc
Inserting a Disc
1. Turn on the notebook.
2. Press the release button 1 on the drive bezel to release the
media tray, then pull the tray outward until it is fully
extended 2.
3. Position a CD or one-sided DVD over the tray, label side up.
4. Gently press the center of the disc onto the tray spindle 3
until the disc snaps into place. Handle the disc by the edges,
not the flat surfaces. (If the media tray is not fully extended,
tilt the disc to position it over the tray spindle, then press it
downward into position.)
5. Close the media tray 4.
Inserting a disc into the optical drive
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Removing a Disc (With Power)
1. Turn on the notebook.
2. Press the release button 1 on the drive bezel to release the
media tray, then pull the tray outward until it is fully
extended 2.
3. Remove the disc from the tray by gently pushing down on the
spindle while pulling up on the outer edges of the disc 3.
Handle the disc by the edges, not the flat surfaces. If the
media tray is not fully extended, tilt the disc as you remove it.
4. Close the media tray 4.
5. Place the disc in a protective case.
Removing a disc from the optical drive when power is available
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Removing a Disc (Without Power)
If the notebook is turned off or if no power is available, the
release button on the optical drive will not work. To remove a disc
from an optical drive without using the release button:
1. Insert the end of a small object like a paper clip into the
release access 1 in the front bezel of the drive.
2. Press gently on the paper clip until the media tray is released,
then pull the tray outward until it is fully extended 2.
3. Remove the disc from the tray by gently pushing down on the
spindle while pulling up on the outer edges of the disc 3.
Handle the disc by the edges, not the flat surfaces. If the
media tray is not fully extended, tilt the disc as you remove it.
4. Close the media tray 4.
5. Place the disc in a protective case.
Removing a disc from the optical drive when power is not available
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Playing a Disc
You can play a CD in a CD drive or a DVD drive. You can play a
DVD only in a DVD drive.
The information in this section applies to most optical drives and
most disc software. For information about specific disc software,
including Windows Media Player, WinDVD, and Easy CD
Creator, see the “Using Multimedia Software” section in
Chapter 6.
Displaying Media Contents
When you insert a CD or DVD into the system, the notebook can
play the medium, display its contents, take no action, or display a
response prompt on the screen. You can choose how the notebook
responds to the insertion of a medium by using the operating
system AutoPlay feature.
The notebook responds to the following procedures at most
AutoPlay settings:
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To prevent an audio CD from opening when AutoPlay is
enabled on the drive containing it, press the shift key as you
insert the CD.
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To display the contents of a drive medium when the contents
are not displayed by AutoPlay:
1.Insert the medium into the drive.
2. Select Start > Run, then type:
explorer x:
(where x = the drive designation of the drive containing
the medium).
3. Select the OK button.
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Protecting Playback
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CAUTION: Inserting or removing any device while running any
multimedia application may pause or stop the play.
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CAUTION: Initiating Standby or Hibernation while playing a drive
medium may stop the play or diminish the quality of the play.
If Standby or Hibernation is accidentally initiated during
playback:
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If you see the warning message “Putting the computer into
Hibernation or Standby may stop the playback. Do you want
to continue?” select No. (Audio and video may resume or you
may need to restart the drive medium.)
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If Standby or Hibernation initiates and no warning message is
displayed, resume from Hibernation or Standby by briefly
pressing the power button, then restart the medium.
Observing the Copyright Warning
It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make
unauthorized copies of copyright-protected material, including
computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings.
This notebook should not be used for such purposes.
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Setting the Boot Order
By default, the notebook starts up from the internal hard drive.
You can set the notebook to start up from any bootable CD or
DVD in the optical drive. A bootable CD or DVD contains files
needed by the notebook to start up and operate properly. On some
models, you can also start up from a drive connected to the
notebook by USB.
Startup preferences are set in the Setup utility. The Setup utility is
not a Windows utility and does not support the TouchPad. For
information about using the Setup utility, see the “Using the
Setup Utility” section in Chapter 9.
Replacing the Internal Hard Drive
The hard drive in the hard drive bay is the internal hard drive.
Remove the internal hard drive only for repair or replacement.
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CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system and loss of work, do not
begin this procedure until you have:
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Saved your work, closed all open applications, and shut down the
notebook.
Disconnected the notebook from external power and removed the
battery pack.
1. Save your work and close all open applications.
2. Shut down the notebook and close the display.
3. Disconnect the notebook from external power.
4. Remove the battery pack.
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5. Turn the notebook underside up.
6. Remove the 2 hard drive retaining screws.
Removing the hard drive retaining screws
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7. To remove a hard drive, grasp the hard drive assembly (the
hard drive, the hard drive cover, and the hard drive bracket)
using the hard drive recess 1. Tilt the hard drive assembly
upward 2, then pull the assembly from the hard drive bay 3.
Removing an internal hard drive from the hard drive bay
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8. To insert a hard drive, insert the 2 alignment tabs on the hard
drive cover into the 2 alignment slots on the hard drive bay 1,
then tilt the hard drive assembly downward into the hard drive
bay until it is seated 2.
Inserting an internal hard drive into the hard drive bay
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9. If you have inserted a hard drive, reinsert the 2 hard drive
retaining screws. (If you removed but did not replace a hard
drive, put the retaining screws in a safe place.)
Replacing the hard drive retaining screw
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Multimedia
Contents
Adjusting Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Internal Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an Audio Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an S-Video Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning a Video Device On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Color Television Format . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Multimedia Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Windows Media Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using WinDVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Easy CD Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting Volume
Volume can be adjusted by using the audio buttons on the
notebook or by using operating system or application volume
control software. The mute button overrides all software volume
settings.
To adjust volume using the audio buttons:
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To increase volume, press the increase volume button 1.
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To decrease volume, press the decrease volume button 2.
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To mute or restore volume, press the mute button 3.
When volume is muted, the mute light 4 turns on. When volume
is restored, the mute light turns off.
Identifying the audio buttons and mute light
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Using the Internal Speakers
The internal speakers play sound in stereo from applications, the
operating system, games, drive media, the Internet, and other
sources.
If an external device, such as a headset, is connected to the
audio-out jack, the internal speakers are disabled.
Identifying the internal speakers
Connecting an Audio Device
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume
before putting on headphones or a headset.
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CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to an external device, do not
plug a monaural (single sound channel) plug into the audio-out jack.
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The notebook has 2 audio jacks:
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The microphone jack 1 connects an optional monaural or
stereo microphone. If a monaural microphone is connected,
the same information is recorded on both channels.
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The audio-out jack 2, sometimes called a line-out jack,
connects headphones or powered external stereo speakers.
The audio-out jack is also used to connect the audio functions
of an audio/video device such as a television or VCR. When
you connect a device to the audio-out jack:
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Use only a 3.5-mm plug.
❏
The internal speakers are disabled.
Identifying the audio jacks
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Connecting an S-Video Device
Connecting the Audio
The S-Video jack supports video signals only.
If you are setting up a configuration that combines audio and
video functions, such as playing a DVD movie on your notebook
and displaying it on your television, you will need a standard
3.5-mm audio cable available from most computer or electronics
retailers.
Plug the stereo end of the audio cable into the notebook audio-out
jack. Plug the other end of the cable into the audio input jack on
the external device.
Connecting the Video
To transmit video signals through the S-Video jack, you will need
a standard S-Video cable available from most computer or
electronics retailers.
Plug either end of the S-Video cable into the notebook S-Video
jack. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-Video input jack
on the external device.
Identifying the S-Video jack
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Turning a Video Device On and Off
To turn on a video device that is connected to the notebook, start
or restart the notebook. Or, repeatedly press the Fn+F4 hotkeys to
switch the image. Pressing the Fn+F4 hotkeys switches the image
among the notebook display, any connected displays, and
simultaneous display on the notebook and all connected displays.
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Switching the image to a connected video device turns on the
video device.
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Switching the image to the notebook display only turns off
the video device.
Changing the Color Television Format
Color television formats are modes by which television video
signals are sent and received. To send signals between the
notebook and a television, both the notebook and the television
must be using the same color television format.
The NTSC format is common in the United States, Canada,
Japan, and South Korea. The PAL format is common in Europe,
China, Russia, and Africa, and the PAL-M format is common in
Brazil. Other South American and Central American countries
may use NTSC, PAL, or PAL-M.
Region-specific formats are set at the factory for most notebooks,
but the region setting can be changed on any notebook.
Color television format settings are changed in the Setup utility.
The Setup utility is not a Windows utility and does not support
the TouchPad. For information about using the Setup utility, see
the “Using the Setup Utility” section in Chapter 9.
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Using Multimedia Software
Using Windows Media Player
Use Windows Media Player primarily for playing audio CDs.
Although video CDs can be played using Windows Media Player,
InterVideo WinDVD provides higher quality playback.
To open Windows Media Player, insert a CD into the optical
drive, then close the tray. Wait several seconds. If Windows
Media Player does not open, select Start > All Programs >
Windows Media Player.
To play or stop the CD, use the on-screen Play button or Stop
button, or use the media hotkeys described in the “Hotkeys”
section of Chapter 3.
Using WinDVD
WinDVD is an application that enables you to play DVD movies
or video CDs. If WinDVD is included with your notebook, the
application is preinstalled.
Playing a DVD or Video CD
For best playback quality, save and close all files and software
unrelated to playing the DVD or video CD.
If a DVD displays a Playback Of Content From This Region Is
Not Permitted error message, stop the DVD, change the region
setting, then restart the DVD. For information about changing the
region setting, see “Managing DVD Region Settings” next in this
chapter.
To play a DVD or video CD:
1. Insert the DVD or video CD into the optical drive.
2. Assign WinDVD to play the video:
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If the Microsoft Windows XP AppPicker window is
displayed, select Play Video By Using WinDVD.
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If the Microsoft Windows XP AppPicker window is not
displayed, select Start > All Programs > InterVideo
WinDVD > InterVideo WinDVD.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Managing DVD Region Settings
Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region
codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally.
You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region
code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD drive.
If the region code on a DVD does not match the region setting
on your drive, a Playback Of Content From This Region Is Not
Permitted message is displayed when you insert the DVD. To
play the DVD, you must change the region setting on your
DVD drive.
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CAUTION: The region setting on your DVD drive can be changed only
5 times.
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The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the permanent
region setting on the drive.
The number of allowable region changes remaining on the drive is
displayed in the Remaining Times Until Permanent field in the
WinDVD window. The number in the field includes the fifth and
permanent change.
To change the region setting on drive media:
1. Insert the DVD into the optical drive.
2. If WinDVD does not open after a short pause, select Start >
All Programs > InterVideo WinDVD > InterVideo WinDVD.
3. Select the Properties icon in the lower right corner of the
window.
4. Select the General tab.
5. Select the button for the region.
6. Select the OK button.
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Using Easy CD Creator
Easy CD Creator is a data transfer utility that enables you to
create or duplicate optical drive media. The utility is installed on
select models and can be used with any CD or DVD supported by
any optical drive in the system.
When Easy CD Creator is installed, a “Burn CD & DVDs with
Roxio” icon is displayed at Start > All Programs > Start Menu.
Understanding Easy CD Creator Features
Easy CD Creator includes 2 applications: DirectCD and Easy CD
Creator. The Easy CD Creator application includes CD Copier.
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Use DirectCD with Windows Explorer to drag-and-drop data
files between your hard drive and a CD or DVD or between
your hard drive and a network drive. DirectCD is often used
to back up data files or to share them with other people.
Although DirectCD can be used with most application data
files, including Microsoft Office data files, it cannot be used
with audio files such as MP3 files.
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Use Easy CD Creator, which includes CD Copier, to copy
either data files such as Microsoft Office files, or audio files
such as MP3 files, to a CD or DVD.
❏
Use Easy CD Creator to copy individual audio files to a
CD or DVD, for example, to create a CD containing only
your favorites.
❏
Use CD Copier to duplicate a CD or DVD.
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Preparing to Use Easy CD Creator
CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to a CD or DVD:
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Before writing to a CD or DVD, connect the notebook to a reliable
external power source. Do not write to a CD or DVD while the
notebook is running on battery power.
Before writing to a CD or DVD, close all open applications
(including screen savers and antivirus software) except Easy CD
Creator Basic.
Do not copy directly from a CD or DVD to another CD or DVD or
from a network drive to a CD or DVD. Instead, copy from a CD,
DVD, or a network drive to your hard drive, then copy from your
hard drive to the CD or DVD.
Do not type on the notebook keyboard or move the notebook while
the notebook is writing to a CD or DVD. The write process is
sensitive to vibration.
Choosing Recording Media
Compaq recommends using high-quality media that correspond
to the maximum speed of the optical drive. The notebook can
write or copy to CDs and DVDs which provide one-time,
non-erasable recording or to CDs and DVDs which provide
erasable recording.
Responding to the UDF Prompt
The first time you insert a CD or DVD into an optical drive, you
may be prompted to install Universal Disk Format (UDF) Reader.
When UDF Reader is installed, a CD or DVD created with
DirectCD on your notebook can be used in another computer on
which DirectCD is not installed.
if UDF Reader is installed on your notebook, a CD or DVD
✎ Even
created with DirectCD software can be used in a compatible
optical drive only if you select the Rearrange the Files option as
you create the CD or DVD.
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Formatting Recording Media
You can purchase optical drive media that either are or are not
formatted for DirectCD.
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To use DirectCD, use a CD or DVD formatted for DirectCD.
■
To use Easy CD Creator or CD Copier, do not use a CD or
DVD formatted for DirectCD.
To erase DirectCD formatting from a CD or DVD so the CD or
DVD can be used with Easy CD Creator or CD Copier:
1. Insert the CD or DVD into the optical drive.
2. Select Start > All Programs > Easy CD Creator Basic >
CD-RW Eraser.
3. Select the Erase button.
4. Select the OK button.
Selecting Easy CD Creator Settings
To use DirectCD, Easy CD Creator, or CD Copier, the default
settings shown in the following table must be selected. These
settings are compatible; for example, the settings for DirectCD do
not conflict with the settings for CD Copier.
Application
Required Settings
DirectCD
Enable Auto Insert Notification
Easy CD Creator
Disable Disk-at-Once
and
Enable Track-at-Once
CD Copier
Disable Disk-at-Once
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Auto Insert Notification settings are selected through the
operating system.
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To select Disk-at-once settings:
1.Select Start > All Programs > Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 >
Applications > CD Copier.
2. Select the Advanced tab.
3. Clear the Disk-at-Once check box.
4. Select the Set as Default button.
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To select Track-at-once settings:
1.Select Start > All Programs > Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.
2. The fourth item on the status bar at the lower edge of the
CD Project window indicates whether Track-at-Once or
Disk-at-Once is selected.
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◆
If Track-at-Once is displayed on the status bar,
Track-at-Once is already enabled.
◆
If Disk-at-Once is selected, double-click
Disk-at-Once to enable Track-at-Once.
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Contents
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–2
Connecting the Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–3
Using the Modem While Traveling
Internationally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–6
Accessing Communication Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–9
Finding AT Command Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–9
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–10
Connecting the Network Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–11
Turning a Network Connection Off and On . . . . . . 7–12
Accessing the Network at Startup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–12
Infrared. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–12
Setting Up an Infrared Transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . 7–13
Avoiding Standby While Using Infrared. . . . . . . . . 7–14
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Modem
All notebook models include an RJ-11 telephone jack, and some
models ship with a preinstalled modem. A modem cable with
RJ-11 connectors at each end is included with select models.
You need a modem cable to connect a modem. If your model did
not include a modem cable, a modem cable can be purchased
from most computer or electronics retailers.
If you purchased a notebook with an internal modem in a country
where RJ-11 telephone jacks are not standard, a country-specific
modem adapter is included with the notebook.
An internal modem supports:
■
All applications supported by the operating system.
■
V.34 ITU (International Telecommunications Union) analog
modem recommendations for speeds up to 33.6 Kbps.
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V.44 data compression algorithm.
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V.90/V.92 ITU digital/analog modem pair recommendations
for speeds up to 56 Kbps.
The digital/analog modem pair rates allow faster downloads
only from compliant digital sources. Maximum achievable
download rates are currently unknown, may not reach
56 Kbps, and will vary with line conditions. Maximum
achievable upload rates are limited to 48 Kbps, may not reach
48 Kbps, and will vary with line conditions.
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Connecting the Modem
Selecting Connectors
A modem must be connected to an analog telephone line.
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the
equipment, do not plug a telephone cable into the RJ-45 network jack.
Ä
CAUTION: Jacks for digital PBX systems may resemble RJ-11 telephone
jacks, but are not compatible with the modem.
Jacks for analog telephone lines and procedures for connecting
the modem vary by country:
■
If you are connecting a modem in a country where
RJ-11 telephone jacks are standard, follow the instructions
in “Connecting a Modem to an RJ-11 Jack” next in this
section.
■
If you are connecting a modem in a country where RJ-11
telephone jacks are not standard, a modem adapter specific to
the country in which you purchased the notebook is included
with the notebook. Follow the instructions in “Connecting a
Modem with an Adapter” later in this section.
■
If you plan to use a modem outside the country in which you
purchased the notebook, you can purchase adapters specific
for the countries on your itinerary from most computer or
electronics retailers. For information about using
country-specific software configurations, see “Using the
Modem While Traveling Internationally” later in this section.
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Connecting a Modem to an RJ-11 Jack
To connect a modem to an analog telephone line that has an
RJ-11 telephone jack:
1. Identify the RJ-11 1 jack on the notebook.
2. If your modem cable has noise suppression circuitry 2,
which prevents interference with TV and radio reception,
orient the circuitry end of the cable toward the notebook.
3. Plug the modem cable into the RJ-11 telephone jack (not the
RJ-45 network jack) on the notebook 3.
4. Plug the other end of the modem cable into an RJ-11
telephone jack (not into an RJ-45 network jack or a
PBX jack) 4.
Connecting a modem to an RJ-11 telephone wall jack (Telephone
wall jacks vary in appearance by region and country.)
Å
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect the modem
from the telephone network before accessing an internal compartment
of the notebook. Internal compartments include the memory
compartment and the battery and hard drive bays.
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Connecting a Modem with an Adapter
To connect a modem to an analog telephone line that does not
have an RJ-11 telephone jack:
1. Identify the RJ-11 jack 1 on the notebook.
2. If the modem cable has noise suppression circuitry 2, which
prevents interference with TV and radio reception, orient the
circuitry end of the cable toward the notebook.
3. Plug the modem cable into the RJ-11 telephone jack (not the
RJ-45 network jack) on the notebook 3.
4. Plug the modem cable into the country-specific modem
adapter 4.
5. Plug the country-specific modem adapter into the
telephone jack 5.
Connecting a modem with a modem adapter (Telephone wall jacks
vary in appearance by region and country.)
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect the modem
from the telephone network before accessing an internal compartment
of the notebook. Internal compartments include the memory
compartment and the battery and hard drive bays.
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Using the Modem While Traveling
Internationally
An internal modem is configured to function in, and meet the
operating standards of, the country in which you purchased the
notebook. To use an internal modem in other countries, you must
add country-specific modem configurations.
Displaying the Current Country Configuration
To display the current country configuration, select Start >
Control Panel > Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options
category > Regional and Language Options icon > Regional
Options tab. The current country configuration of the modem is
displayed in the Location panel.
Adding a Country Configuration
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent the loss of your current country configuration, do
not delete or replace your current country configuration. Additional
country configurations can be added without deleting the current
configuration.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent modem malfunction and violation of
telecommunications regulations and laws, use the modem only with the
country configuration for the country in which you are using the modem.
To add a country configuration:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet
Connections category.
2. From the See Also menu in the left column of the window,
select Phone and Modem Options > Dialing Rules tab.
3. Select the New button, then type a name for the new location
in the Location Name field.
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4. Select a country or region for the new location from the
Country/Region list.
If you select a country or region that is not supported by the
modem, the country configuration defaults to USA or UK.
5. Select the OK button > OK button.
Solving Travel Connection Problems
If you experience connection problems while using a modem
outside the country in which you purchased the notebook, the
following suggestions may be helpful.
Before changing any settings, you may want to write down your
current settings so you can quickly replace those settings when
you return home.
Check the Line
A modem requires an analog, not a digital, telephone line. A line
described as a PBX line is usually a digital line. A telephone line
described as a data line, fax machine line, modem line, or
standard telephone line is probably an analog line.
Check the Dialing Mode
Dial a few digits on the telephone, then listen for clicks or tones.
Clicks indicate that the telephone line supports pulse dialing.
Tones indicate that the telephone line supports tone dialing. To set
an internal modem to support a dialing mode:
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet
Connections category.
2. From the See Also menu in the left column of the window,
select Phone and Modem Options > Dialing Rules tab.
3. Select your location, then select the Edit button.
4. Select the Tone or Pulse radio button.
5. Select the OK button > OK button.
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Check the Telephone Number
Dial the telephone number on the telephone, verify that the
remote modem is answering, then hang up.
Check the Dial Tone
If a modem receives a dial tone it does not recognize, the modem
will not dial and will display a No Dial Tone error message.
■
To set the modem to ignore all dial tones before dialing:
1.Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet
Connections category.
2. From the See Also menu in the left column of the
window, select Phone and Modem Options >
Modems tab.
3. Select your modem > Properties button > Modem tab.
4. Clear the Wait For Dial Tone Before Dialing check box.
5. Select the OK button > OK button.
■
If you continue to receive the No Dial Tone error message
after clearing the check box:
1.Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet
Connections category.
2. From the See Also menu in the left column of the
Network and Internet Connections window, select Phone
and Modem Options > Dialing Rules tab.
3. Select your location, then select the Edit button.
4. Select your location from the Country/Region list.
If you select a country or region that is not supported
by the modem, the country configuration defaults to
USA or UK.
5. Select the OK button.
6. In the Phone and Modem Options window, select the
Modems tab.
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7. Select your modem > Properties button > Modem tab.
8. Clear the Wait For Dial Tone Before Dialing check box.
9. Select the OK button > OK button.
Accessing Communication Software
To access preinstalled modem software, including software
for terminal emulation and data transfer, select Start > All
Programs > Accessories > Communications, then select an
application, wizard, or utility.
Finding AT Command Information
It is not necessary to use AT commands with most modem
software. If you prefer to use AT commands, refer on the
Documentation Library CD to:
■
Modem Commands Guidelines (Advanced Users Only) for
information about accessing HyperTerminal, identifying the
modem model in your notebook, and using AT commands.
■
The Lucent/Agere Command Set (Advanced Users Only)
guide for the AT commands supported by a Lucent/Agere
modem. If your notebook shipped with an internal modem,
that modem supports the Lucent/Agere command set. For
command updates and supplementary information about your
Lucent/Agere modem, visit:
http://www.agere.com
The Lucent/Agere command set guide is provided on the
Documentation Library CD in English only.
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Network
All notebook models ship with an RJ-45 network jack. A network
cable with RJ-45 connectors at each end is included with select
models.
The notebook can be connected to a network whether or not the
internal modem is connected to a telephone line.
If your notebook is connected to a network, you may want to
confer with your network administrator before changing network
settings.
The notebook supports network speeds up to 10 Mbps when
connected to a 10BaseT network and 100 Mbps when connected
to a 100BaseTX network.
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Connecting the Network Cable
A network cable has an 8-pin RJ-45 network connector at each
end and may contain noise suppression circuitry, which prevents
interference with TV and radio reception. To connect the cable:
1. Identify the RJ-45 network jack 1 on the notebook.
2. Orient the end of a network cable with noise suppression
circuitry 2 toward the notebook.
3. Plug the network cable into the notebook RJ-45
network jack 3.
4. Plug the other end of the cable into the network
RJ-45 jack 4.
Connecting a network cable
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect the
network cable before accessing an internal compartment of the
notebook. Internal compartments include the memory compartment
and the battery and hard drive bays.
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Turning a Network Connection Off and On
To conserve power, turn off a network connection you are not
using.
■
To turn off a network connection, log off the network, then
disconnect the network cable.
■
To turn on a network connection, connect the network cable,
then log on to the network.
Accessing the Network at Startup
To connect the notebook to a PXE (Preboot eXecution
Environment) server during startup, you must enable the internal
NIC for startup, then respond to the Network Service Boot
prompt each time you want to connect to the server.
■
To enable the NIC for startup and set the notebook to display
the Network Service Boot prompt each time the notebook is
started or restarted, set your preferences in the Setup utility.
The Setup utility is not a Windows utility and does not
support the TouchPad. For more information about using the
Setup utility, refer to the “Using the Setup Utility” section in
Chapter 9 of this guide.
■
To respond to the Network Service Boot prompt, press F12
while the prompt F12 = Boot from LAN appears very briefly
in the lower left corner of the screen before Windows loads.
Infrared
The notebook is IrDA-compliant and can communicate with
another infrared-equipped device that is also IrDA-compliant.
The IrDA connection speed standard is 4 megabits per second
(Mbps).
The infrared port supports low-speed connections up to
115 kilobits per second (Kbps) as well as high-speed connections
up to 4 Mbps.
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Infrared signals are sent through an invisible beam of infrared
light and must have an unobstructed line of sight. Infrared
performance may vary with the performance of infrared
peripherals, the distance and angle between infrared devices, and
the applications being used.
Linking to an infrared device
Setting Up an Infrared Transmission
For information about using infrared software and enabling or
disabling infrared ports, refer to the operating system Help files
and to the documentation included with the external infrared
device.
To set up 2 infrared devices, such as the notebook and an optional
printer, for optimal transmission:
■
Position the devices so that their infrared ports face each
other at a distance of no more than 3.3 feet (1 meter).
■
Position the ports so that they face each other directly. The
maximum capture angle is 30 degrees, so the ports must be
aligned no more than 15 degrees off center vertically or
horizontally.
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■
Shield the ports from direct sunlight, flashing incandescent
light, and fluorescent light.
■
Be sure that signals from a remote control or other wireless
device (such as a cell phone, a headset, or an audio device)
do not aim at either port.
■
During the transmission, do not move either device and
do not allow objects or movement to disrupt the beam.
Avoiding Standby While Using Infrared
Standby is not compatible with infrared transmission. If the
notebook is in Standby, an infrared transmission cannot be
initiated.
If Standby initiates during an infrared transmission, the
transmission stops. To resume from Standby, briefly press
the power button. The transmission resumes when the notebook
resumes from Standby.
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Hardware Options and
Upgrades
Contents
Connecting a Powered Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–2
Connecting a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–2
Using a PC Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–3
Selecting a PC Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–3
Configuring a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–4
Inserting a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–4
Stopping and Removing a PC Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–5
Using an SD Card or MMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–6
Using the SD Card Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–6
Inserting an SD Card or MMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–7
Removing an SD Card or MMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–8
Disabling or Restarting an SD Card or MMC . . . . . . 8–8
Increasing Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9
Displaying Memory Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9
Removing or Inserting a Memory Module . . . . . . . 8–10
Connecting an Optional Cable Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–15
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Connecting a Powered Device
To connect the notebook to an optional external device that has a
power cord:
1. Be sure the device is turned off.
2. Connect the device to the jack or connector on the notebook
specified by the device manufacturer.
3. Plug the device power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
4. Turn on the device.
connected external monitor or other display device
✎ Ifdoesa properly
hotkeys to
not display an image, try pressing the
Fn+F4
switch the image to the new device.
To disconnect a powered external device from the notebook:
1. Turn off the device.
2. Disconnect the device from the notebook.
Connecting a USB Device
USB (universal serial bus) is a hardware interface that can be
used to connect external devices such as a USB keyboard, mouse,
drive, printer, scanner, or hub to the notebook.
A hub is a connecting device that can be either powered or
unpowered. USB hubs can be connected to a USB connector on
the notebook or to other USB devices. Hubs support varying
numbers of USB devices and are used to increase the number of
USB devices in the system.
■
Powered hubs must be connected to external power.
■
Unpowered hubs must be connected either to a USB
connector on the notebook or to a port on a powered hub.
The USB connectors on the notebook support USB 2.0- and
1.1-compliant devices.
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By default, USB devices function only while the operating
system is loaded. To use a USB keyboard or hub connected to a
USB connector on the notebook during startup (before Windows
loads) or in a non-Windows application or utility, enable USB
legacy support in the Setup utility. For more information about
using the Setup utility, see the “Using the Setup Utility” section
in Chapter 9.
Identifying the 3 USB connectors on the notebook
Using a PC Card
A PC Card is a credit card–sized accessory designed to conform
to the standard specifications of the Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association (PCMCIA). The notebook
PC Card slot supports both 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit PC Cards.
PC Cards can be used to add modem, sound, storage, wireless
communication, or digital camera functions to the notebook.
Selecting a PC Card
A Type I or Type II PC Card can be used. Zoomed video cards are
not supported.
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Configuring a PC Card
Ä
CAUTION: If you install all of the software or any of the enablers
provided by a PC Card manufacturer, you may not be able to use other
PC Cards. If you are instructed by the documentation included with
your PC Card to install device drivers:
■
■
Install only the device drivers for your operating system.
Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services,
or enablers, that may also be supplied by the PC Card
manufacturer.
Inserting a PC Card
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the PC Card connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting a PC Card into a PC Card slot.
■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a PC Card is inserted.
Ä■
1. Hold the PC Card label-side up with the connectors facing
the notebook.
2. Gently push the card into the slot until the card is seated.
Inserting a PC Card
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Stopping and Removing a PC Card
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the
PC Card before removing it.
✎ Stopping a PC Card, even if it is not in use, conserves power.
1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are
supported by the PC Card.
2. To stop a PC Card, select the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the taskbar, then select the PC Card. (To display the Safely
Remove Hardware icon, select in the taskbar the icon for
Show Hidden Icons.)
3. To release the PC Card, press the PC Card eject button 1. (If
the PC Card button does not extend while a PC Card is in the
PC Card slot, press the button once to extend the button, then
press the button again to release the PC Card.)
4. Gently pull out the PC Card 2.
Removing a PC Card
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Using an SD Card or MMC
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the SD Card connectors:
Ä■
■
Use minimal force when inserting an SD Card or MMC into an
SD Card slot.
Do not move or transport the notebook while an SD Card or MMC
is inserted.
SD (Secure Digital) Cards and MMCs
(multimedia cards) are flash memory cards that
provide secure data storage and convenient data
sharing. These cards are often used with SD-equipped cameras
and PDAs as well as notebooks. The SD Card features on the
notebook support both SD Cards and MMCs.
Using the SD Card Light
The SD Card light turns on when an inserted SD Card or MMC is
being accessed. The SD Card light turns off when an inserted SD
Card or MMC is inactive or when the SD Card slot is empty.
Identifying the SD Card light
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Inserting an SD Card or MMC
To insert an SD Card or MMC:
1. Hold the card label-side up with the connectors facing
the notebook.
2. Gently push the card into the SD Card slot until the card is
seated. (The card will extend outward slightly beyond the
notebook.)
Inserting an SD Card or MMC
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Removing an SD Card or MMC
To remove an SD Card or MMC:
1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are
supported by the card. (To stop a data transfer, select the
cancel button in the operating system Copying window.)
2. Push the card inward until it is released 1.
3. Pull the card out of the slot 2.
Releasing and removing an SD Card or MMC
Disabling or Restarting an SD Card or MMC
An inserted SD Card or MMC uses power even when the card is
not in use. Disabling the card conserves power.
To disable an inserted SD Card or MMC, double-click the My
Computer icon on the Windows Desktop, right-click the drive
assigned to the card, then select Eject. (The card is stopped but is
not released from the SD Card slot.)
To restart the card, remove, then reinsert, the card. For
instructions, see “Inserting an SD Card or MMC” and “Removing
an SD Card or MMC” in this chapter.
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Increasing Memory
You can increase the amount of RAM (random access memory)
in the notebook with an optional Compaq-approved memory
module.
The notebook memory slot supports one 128-MB, 256-MB,
512-MB, or 1024-MB memory module.
Some notebook models ship with a vacant memory slot. On other
models the memory slot contains a preinstalled memory module
that can be replaced at any time.
Displaying Memory Information
When RAM is increased, the operating system increases the hard
drive space reserved for the hibernation file.
If you experience problems with Hibernation after increasing
RAM, verify that your hard drive has enough free space for the
larger hibernation file.
■
To display the amount of RAM in the system:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance icon > System icon > General tab.
■
To display both the amount of free space on your hard drive
and the amount of space required by the hibernation file:
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance icon > Power Options icon > Hibernate tab.
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Removing or Inserting a Memory Module
Å
WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock, access only the
memory compartment during this procedure. The memory compartment
and the battery and hard drive bays are the only user-accessible internal
compartments on the notebook. All other areas that require a tool to
access should be opened only by a Compaq authorized service
provider.
Å
WARNING: To prevent exposure to electrical shock and damage to
the notebook, shut down the notebook, unplug the power cord, and
remove the battery pack before installing a memory module.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent electrostatic discharge from damaging electronic
components: before beginning this procedure, discharge yourself of
static electricity by touching a grounded metal object. For more
information about preventing electrostatic damage, refer on the
Documentation Library CD to the Regulatory and Safety Notices guide,
“Electrostatic Discharge” chapter.
1. Save your work and shut down the notebook. If you are not
sure whether the notebook is off or in Hibernation, briefly
press the power button. If your work returns to the screen,
save your work, exit all applications, then shut down
the notebook.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the notebook.
3. Disconnect the power cord.
4. Remove the battery pack.
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5. Turn the notebook underside up.
6. Remove the memory compartment screw 1, then lift up and
remove the memory compartment cover 2.
Opening the memory compartment
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7. Remove or insert the memory module.
To remove a memory module:
a. Pull away the retention clips on each side of the
module 1. (The module tilts upward.)
b. Grasp the edges of the module and gently pull the module
out of the memory slot 2.
c. To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an
electrostatic-safe container.
Removing a memory module
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To insert a memory module:
a. Align the keyed (notched) edge of the module with the
keyed area in the memory slot 1.
b. With the module at a 45-degree angle from the surface
of the memory compartment, press the module into the
memory slot until it is seated 2.
c. Push the module downward until the retention clips snap
into place 3.
Inserting a memory module
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8. Align the tabs on the memory compartment cover with the
cover slots on the notebook, then tilt the cover downward
until it is seated 1.
9. Reinsert and tighten the memory compartment screw 2.
10. Replace the battery pack (if you removed a battery pack at the
beginning of this procedure), reconnect the notebook to
external power, then restart the notebook.
Closing the memory compartment
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Connecting an Optional Cable Lock
purpose of security solutions is to act as a deterrent. These
✎ The
solutions do not prevent the product from being mishandled or
stolen.
An optional cable lock is a security device that prevents
unauthorized removal of the notebook.
Loop the cable around a secure object, then insert the cable
lock 1 into the security cable slot 2 and lock it with the
cable lock key 3.
Connecting an optional cable lock
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Software Updates,
Restorations and Utilities
Contents
Updating Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–2
Preparing for a Software Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–2
Downloading and Installing an Update . . . . . . . . . . . 9–4
Backing Up and Restoring Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–7
Setting a System Restore Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–7
Restoring to a System Restore Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–7
Repairing or Reinstalling the Operating System . . . . . . . 9–8
Repairing the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–8
Reinstalling the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–9
Reinstalling Device Drivers and Other
Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–10
Installing a Retail Version of an Operating System. . . . 9–11
Using the Setup Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–11
Opening the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–11
Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility . . . . . 9–12
Restoring Setup Utility Default Settings . . . . . . . . . 9–12
Exiting the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–12
Using the Support Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–13
Using the Help and Support Window . . . . . . . . . . . 9–13
Using Support Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–14
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Updating Software
For optimal notebook performance and to make sure your
notebook remains compatible with changing technologies, install
the latest versions of the software provided with your notebook as
they become available.
To update notebook software:
1. Prepare for any update by identifying your notebook type,
series or family, and model.
Prepare for a ROM (read-only memory) update by identifying
the ROM version currently installed on the notebook.
2. Access the updates at the Compaq Web site.
3. Download and install the updates.
notebook ROM stores the BIOS (basic input-output system).
✎ The
The BIOS determines how the notebook hardware interacts with
the operating system and external devices and also supports such
notebook services as time and date.
Preparing for a Software Update
If your notebook connects to a network, consult with your
network administrator before installing any software updates,
particularly a ROM update.
Accessing Notebook Product Information
To access the updates for your notebook, you will need the
following information:
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The product category is Notebook.
■
The product family name and series number are printed on
the display bezel.
■
More complete model information is provided on the serial
number label on the underside of the notebook.
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The product name, notebook model, and notebook serial number
are also displayed in the same section of the Setup utility that
displays ROM information, as described in the next section.
Accessing Notebook ROM Information
To determine whether an available ROM update is a later
ROM version than the ROM version currently installed on the
notebook, you need to know the version of the currently
installed ROM.
ROM information is displayed in the Setup utility. The Setup
utility is a non-Windows utility that does not support the
TouchPad. For complete information about using the Setup
utility, see the “Using the Setup Utility” section in Chapter 9.
1. To open the Setup utility, turn on or restart the notebook.
2. Before Windows opens and while the F10 = ROM Based
Setup prompt is displayed in the lower left section of the
screen, press F10.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the File menu, then press enter.
4. Use the down arrow key to select System Info, then press
enter. (The ROM version and date are displayed in the System
BIOS Version field.)
5. To close the System Info window and exit the Setup utility
without changing any settings:
a. Press esc to close the window.
b. Use the arrow keys to select the File menu, then
press enter.
c. Use the arrow keys to select Ignore changes and exit, then
press enter.
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Downloading and Installing an Update
Most software at the Compaq Web site is packaged in a
compressed file called a SoftPaq. Some ROM updates may be
packaged in a compressed file called a RomPaq. Other ROM
updates may be provided as a CPQFlash SoftPaq.
Most download packages contain a file named Readme.txt. A
Readme.txt file contains detailed descriptive, installation, and
troubleshooting information about the download. The Readme.txt
files included with RomPaqs are English only.
The following sections provide instructions for downloading and
installing:
■
A ROM update.
■
A SoftPaq containing an update other than a ROM update.
Downloading and Installing a ROM Update
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent serious damage to the notebook or an unsuccessful
installation, download and install a ROM update only while the notebook
is connected to reliable external power using the AC adapter or a DC
cable. (Do not download or install a ROM update while the notebook is
docked or running on battery power.) During the download and
installation:
■
■
■
Do not unplug the notebook from the electrical outlet.
Do not shut down the notebook or initiate Standby or Hibernation.
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable,
or cord.
Downloading a ROM Update:
1. Access the page at the Compaq Web site that provides
software for your notebook: Select Start > Help and Support,
then select a software update link. Or, visit the Compaq
Web Site at:
http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport
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2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access the ROM update you want to download.
3. At the download area:
a. Record the date, name, or other identifier of any ROM
update that is later than the ROM currently installed on
your notebook. (You may need to identify the update
later, after it has been downloaded to the hard drive.)
b. Record the path to the default or custom location on the
hard drive to which the ROM package will download.
(You may need to access the ROM package after it has
been downloaded.)
c. Follow the online instructions to download your selection
to the hard drive.
Installing a ROM Update
ROM installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that
are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no
instructions are displayed:
1. Open Windows Explorer. To open Windows Explorer from
the Start button, select Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Windows Explorer.
2. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select My
Computer > your hard drive designation. (The hard drive
designation is typically Local Disk C.) Then follow the path
you recorded earlier to the folder on your hard drive
containing the update.
3. To begin the installation, open the folder, then double-click
the file with an .exe extension, for example, Filename.exe.
(The ROM update installation begins.)
4. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on the
screen.
a message on the screen reports a successful installation,
✎ After
you can delete the downloaded file from the destination folder.
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Downloading and Installing a Non-ROM SoftPaq
To update software other than a ROM update:
1. Access the page at the Compaq Web site that provides
software for your notebook: Select Start > Help and Support,
then select a software update link. Or, visit the Compaq
Web site at:
http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport/
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your
notebook and access the SoftPaq you want to download.
3. At the download area:
a. Write down the date, name, or other identifier of the
SoftPaq you plan to download. (You will need to identify
the update later, after it has been downloaded to the hard
drive.)
b. Follow the online instructions to download the SoftPaq to
the hard drive.
4. When the download is complete, open Windows Explorer. To
open Windows Explorer from the Start button, select Start >
All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer.
5. In the left pane of the Windows Explorer window, select My
Computer > your hard drive designation, which is typically
Local Disk C > Compaq.
6. In the Compaq folder, select the name or number of the
software package you have downloaded.
7. Select the file that includes an .exe extension, for example,
Filename.exe. (The installation begins.)
8. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on the
screen.
a message on the screen reports a successful installation,
✎ After
you can delete the downloaded file from the Compaq folder.
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Backing Up and Restoring Data
The System Restore utility enables you to safeguard your system
files and functional configurations by using System Restore
points.
System Restore points are restorable, benchmark “snapshots” of
your system. The notebook may set System Restore points
whenever you change personal settings or add software or
hardware. Setting System Restore points manually provides
additional protection for your system files and settings. Compaq
recommends that you set System Restore points:
■
Before you add or extensively modify software or hardware.
■
Periodically, whenever the system is performing optimally.
Setting a System Restore Point
To set a System Restore point manually:
1. Select Start > Help & Support > Tools. (Notebook and
diagnostic information is displayed.)
2. Select System Restore, then follow the on-screen instructions
for setting a Restore Point.
Restoring to a System Restore Point
To restore the notebook to a System Restore point:
1. Select Start > Help & Support > Tools. (Notebook and
diagnostic information is displayed.)
2. Select System Restore, then follow the on-screen instructions
for restoring the notebook to a Restore Point.
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Repairing or Reinstalling the
Operating System
The OS CD included with your notebook can be used to repair or
reinstall the operating system. Both operations may take 1 to
2 hours to complete.
■
Repairing the operating system preserves your data and
settings.
■
Reinstalling the operating system deletes all files on the
notebook. After the operating system has been reinstalled, all
device drivers must also be reinstalled.
Compaq recommends that you try to restore your system by using
the System Restore utility before you consider repairing or
reinstalling your operating system. For restoration instructions,
see “Backing Up and Restoring Data” earlier in this chapter.
If a System Restore restoration fails to restore functionality, first
try to repair the operating system. If the repair procedure does not
restore functionality, you may need to reinstall the operating
system.
Repairing the Operating System
To repair the operating system without deleting your
personal data:
1. Connect the notebook to external power and turn on the
notebook.
2. Immediately insert the OS CD (included with the notebook)
into the optical drive.
3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn off the
notebook.
4. Briefly press the power button to start the notebook.
5. When prompted, press any key to boot from CD. (After a few
minutes, the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.)
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6. Press enter to continue. (A Licensing Agreement screen is
displayed.)
7. Press F8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The Setup
window is displayed.)
8. Press R to repair the selected Windows installation. (The
repair process begins.)
After the repair process is complete, which may take up to
2 hours, the notebook restarts in Windows.
Reinstalling the Operating System
If the System Recovery and operating system repair procedures
did not restore functionality to your notebook, it may be
necessary to reinstall the operating system.
Ä
CAUTION: Personal data and any software you have installed on the
notebook will be lost during the operating system reinstallation
procedure described in this section. To protect your data, back up your
My Documents folder before beginning the procedure. For back up
information and instructions, select Start > Help and Support. Also see
“Backing Up and Restoring Data” earlier in this section.
the reinstallation, you may be prompted for your product
✎ During
key. The product key is displayed on the Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label affixed to the underside of the notebook.
To reinstall the operating system using the OS CD included with
the notebook:
1. Connect the notebook to external power and turn on the
notebook.
2. Immediately insert the OS CD into the optical drive.
3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn off the
notebook.
4. Briefly press the power button to start the notebook.
5. When prompted, press any key to boot from CD. (After a few
minutes, the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.)
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6. Press enter to continue. (A Licensing Agreement screen is
displayed.)
7. Press F8 to accept the agreement and continue. (The Setup
window is displayed.)
8. Press esc to continue installing a fresh copy of the operating
system.
9. Press enter to set up the operating system.
10. Press C to continue setup using this partition.
11. Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system
(Quick), then press enter. (A caution is displayed. The
caution explains that formatting this drive will delete all
current files.)
12. Press F to format the drive. (The reinstallation process begins.)
After the repair process is complete, which may take up to
2 hours, the notebook restarts in Windows, and you can begin
to reinstall device drivers.
Reinstalling Device Drivers and Other
Software
After the installation process is complete, you must reinstall
drivers.
To reinstall drivers using the Driver Recovery CD included with
the notebook:
1. While running Windows, insert the Driver Recovery CD into
the optical drive.
If the CD does not open within several seconds, select Start >
Run. Then type D:\SWSETUP\APPINSTL\SETUP.EXE (where D
indicates the optical drive).
2. Follow the on-screen instructions for installing drivers.
After the drivers are reinstalled, you must reinstall any software
you added to the notebook. Reinstallation instructions are usually
provided on the software CD, in the CD package, or at the
manufacturer’s Web site.
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Installing a Retail Version of an
Operating System
The Windows operating system provided on the notebook or
on a restoration CD is enhanced by Compaq. The Compaq
enhancements add power and security features and provide
supplementary support for external devices such as drives and
PC Cards.
Ä
CAUTION: Replacing an operating system enhanced by Compaq with
a retail version of an operating system will result in the loss of all
Compaq enhancements. In some cases, the loss of these enhancements
may result in an unresponsive system or the loss of complete USB
support.
Using the Setup Utility
The Setup utility is a preinstalled, ROM-based information and
customization utility that can be used even when your operating
system is not working or will not load.
The utility reports information about the notebook and provides
settings for startup, password, port, Setup utility appearance, and
other preferences.
Opening the Setup Utility
To access most settings:
1. Start up or restart the notebook.
2. Before Windows opens and while the F10 = ROM Based
Setup prompt is displayed in the lower left corner of the
screen, press F10.
On some models, you must start up (not restart) the notebook to
access the settings for a hard drive password.
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Navigating and Selecting in the Setup Utility
Because the Setup utility is not Windows-based, it does not
support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection are by keystroke.
■
To navigate, use the up and down arrow keys or tab.
■
To select an item, use the arrow keys to select the item, then
press enter.
■
To close a display but remain in the Setup utility, press esc.
An on-screen guide to navigation and selection is displayed at the
lower edge of most Setup utility submenu screens. To minimize
keystrokes by using the <Alt> Key Activates Accelerators
feature:
1. Press and hold alt. (A letter or number in most on-screen items
is highlighted.)
2. Press the keyboard key corresponding to the highlighted
letter or number in the item you want to select.
For example, to select an on-screen OK button, press alt.
When the “O” in OK is highlighted, press O.
Restoring Setup Utility Default Settings
To return all Setup utility settings to default values, select File
menu > Restore Defaults. (Identification information, including
ROM version information, is retained.)
Exiting the Setup Utility
The Setup Utility exit options are on the File menu. When you
select either option, Windows opens after the Setup utility closes.
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To close the utility and save your changes from the current
session, select Save changes and exit.
■
To close the utility without saving changes from the current
session, select Ignore changes and exit.
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Using the Support Utilities
If you cannot solve a notebook problem by using this guide or the
supplementary information, including the Troubleshooting guide,
on the Documentation Library CD, you may need to contact
Compaq.
Using the Help and Support Window
Select Start > Help and Support or press the Fn+F1 hotkeys.
The Help and Support window provides access to information
about using your operating system and to support areas of the
Compaq Web site.
Most of the support areas are available in several languages, but
some links may be unavailable in some regions. You can use the
links in the Help and Support window to:
■
Initiate an online service event with a support specialist.
■
Download the latest drivers, utilities, and software updates
for your notebook.
■
Obtain information about your notebook such as
specifications, white papers, customer advisories, and all
documentation included with your notebook.
■
Subscribe to the Compaq Support Software CD, if available
for your model.
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Using Support Telephone Numbers
Obtaining Support Telephone Numbers
To obtain a list of worldwide customer support telephone
numbers, use either of the following methods:
■
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance
icon > System icon. Then, near the lower edge of the System
Properties window, select the Support Information button.
■
Refer to the Worldwide Telephone Numbers booklet (English
only) included with your notebook to contact a Compaq
authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
Preparing to Call Technical Support
To provide the fastest possible resolution of your problem, have
the notebook and the following information available when
you call:
9–14
■
Serial number and model description, which are provided on
labels affixed to the notebook.
■
Purchase date on the invoice.
■
Conditions under which the problem occurred.
■
Error messages that have been displayed.
■
Operating system version number and registration number.
■
To display the operating system version number and
registration number, select Start > Control Panel >
Performance and Maintenance icon > System icon >
General tab.
■
Brand and model of an optional printer.
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Specifications
The information in this appendix may be helpful if you plan to
use or transport the notebook internationally or in extreme
environments.
Notebook Dimensions
Dimension
U.S.
Metric
Height
1.24 inches
3.15 cm
Width
14.06 inches
35.7 cm
Depth
10 inches
25.4 cm
Operating Environment
Factor
U.S.
Metric
Operating
50° to 95° F
10° to 35° C
Nonoperating
-4° to 140° F
-20° to 60° C
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
Operating
10,000 ft
3,048 m
Nonoperating
30,000 ft
9,144 m
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Rated Input Power
The notebook operates on DC power, which can be supplied by
an AC or a DC power source. Although the notebook can be
powered from a stand-alone DC power source, Compaq strongly
recommends that the notebook be powered only with an
AC adapter or DC cable supplied or approved by Compaq.
An AC adapter provided by Compaq for use with this notebook is
capable of accepting AC power within the following
specifications:
Input Power
Rating
Operating voltage
100–240V AC @1.7A - 50–60Hz
Operating current
1.5A rms
Operating frequency range
50 to 60Hz
The notebook is capable of accepting DC power within the
following specifications:
Input Power
Rating
Operating voltage
18.5V DC @3.5A- 65W
Operating current
4.9A
This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with
phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding 240 Vrms.
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Finding More Environmental
Information
The specifications in this appendix contain information about
exposing the notebook to environmental extremes.
■
For similar information about storing battery packs, see the
“Storing a Battery Pack” section in Chapter 4.
■
For information about exposing the notebook to sunlight,
ultraviolet light, x-rays, or magnetic fields, refer on the
Documentation Library CD to the Maintenance, Shipping
and Travel guide.
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1394 connector 2–9
B
A
backup, system 9–7
battery bay
identifying 2–13
inserting battery pack 1–3
removing battery pack 4–18
battery light 2–6
battery pack
calibrating 4–14
causing CD or DVD write
corruption 6–10
charging 1–2, 1–6, 4–11
inserting 1–3
monitoring charge 4–12
removing 4–18
storing 4–16
when to remove 4–3
battery power
conserving 4–17
low-battery conditions 4–13
running notebook on 4–11
switching to and from 4–11
when to use 1–11, 4–4
BIOS (basic input output system)
9–2
boot order 5–10
AC adapter 4–11
connecting 1–5, 4–11
disconnecting 4–11
identifying 2–17
power connector 2–12
AC power 1–12, 4–11
adapter
AC 1–5, 2–17, 4–11
country-specific modem 2–17,
7–3, 7–5
Japan-specific outlet 2–17
Agere modem AT commands 7–9
airport security devices 5–3
altitude specifications A–1
antivirus software 1–11
applications key 2–4
applications. See software;
software updates
AT commands 2–18, 7–9
audio CD. See CD(s)
audio-out jack
connecting 6–4
identifying 2–8
AutoPlay 5–8
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button(s)
PC Card eject 2–11, 8–5
power 2–5
TouchPad 2–3, 3–3
volume 2–7, 6–2
wireless device 2–8
See also key; latch; switch,
display
C
cable
AC adapter 1–5
audio 6–5
DC 2–12
modem 2–9, 2–16, 7–2
network 2–16, 7–11
S-Video 6–5
See also cord, power
cable lock, connecting 8–15
calibration, battery 4–14
caps lock light 2–6
card and socket services, PC Card
8–4
card. See memory, modules
supported; PC Card; SD Card
CD drive. See drives
CD(s)
CD-R vs. CD-RW 6–10
Compaq Support Software
9–13
copying 6–9
creating 6–9
playing, with Windows Media
Player 6–7
Index–2
playing, with WinDVD 6–7
speed 6–10
starting from 5–10
See also drive media
Certificate of Authenticity label
2–15, 9–9
commands, AT 2–18, 7–9
Compaq Support Software CD
9–13
compartment, memory 2–13, 8–9
connector(s)
1394 2–9
docking 2–14
drive 5–3
external monitor 2–9
infrared port 2–12, 7–12
modem 2–9, 7–3
network 2–9, 7–10
parallel 2–9
power 2–12
USB 2–9, 8–2
conservation, power 4–17
cord, power
connecting 1–5
identifying 2–16
surge protection 1–11
See also cable
country-specific modem adapter
connecting 7–5
identifying 2–17
when to use 7–3
critical low-battery condition 4–13
currency formats, setting 1–10
customer support 2–18, 9–13
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D
data compression algorithm 7–2
date, setting the 1–10
DC cable 1–8, 2–12
designation, drive 5–2
device drivers, reinstalling 9–10
dialing mode 7–7
dimensions, notebook A–1
disc, diskette. See drive media
display release latch 2–2
display switch 2–5
function, changing 4–9
function, default 4–6
identifying 4–5
display, internal
brightness 3–7
opening 1–4
switching image 3–6
docking connector, cover 2–14
drive designation 5–2
drive media
affected by airport security 5–3
cancelling AutoPlay on 5–8
caring for 5–3
displaying contents of 5–8
inserting, removing CD or
DVD 5–5
types and terms 5–2
drivers, reinstalling 9–10
drives
adding to system 5–4
affected by airport security 5–3
avoiding Standby and
Hibernation while using
optical 5–9
IDE drive light 5–4
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inserting, removing media 5–5
shipping 5–3
starting from 5–10
types and terms 5–2
USB 8–2
See also hard drive, internal
DVD drive. See drives
DVD(s)
playing, with WinDVD 6–7
region settings 6–8
starting from 5–10
See also drive media
E
Easy CD Creator
CD Copier, when to use 6–9
DirectCD, when to use 6–9
features 6–9
formats 6–11
obtaining 6–9
preparing to use 6–10
prompt, UDF 6–10
settings 6–11
source drive vs. destination
drive 6–10
eject button
optical drive 5–6
PC Card 8–5
electric shock warning 1–12
electrical storm, safety issues 1–11
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 5–3,
8–10
emergency shutdown procedures
1–10, 4–6
enablers, PC Card 8–4
End User License Agreement 1–8
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environmental specifications A–1
error message
No Dial Tone 7–8
Playback Of Content From This
Region Not Permitted 6–7
ESD (electrostatic discharge) 5–3,
8–10
exhaust vent 2–10
external monitor
connecting 8–2
connector 2–9
switching image 3–6
F
fan, vents 2–10, 2–14
FCC notice 1–12
FDD (floppy disk drive) 5–2
flash memory card 8–6
flash RAM card 8–6
Fn key
changing Standby function 4–9
hotkeys function 3–4
identifying 2–4
keypad functions 3–9
Standby function 4–5
video device function 6–6
function keys 2–4, 3–4
H
hard drive bay
identifying 2–13
replacing hard drive 5–10
hard drive, internal
defined 5–2
displaying amount of free space
on 8–9
Index–4
replacing 5–10
retaining screws 5–11, 5–14
space on, required for
Hibernation file 8–9
See also drives
headphones 6–4
Help and Support window 3–6,
9–13
Hibernation
avoiding when playing media
5–9
changing configuration during
4–2
controls and indicators 4–5
defined 4–2
identifying 5–10
initiated during critical
low-battery condition 4–13
initiating 2–5, 4–8
resuming from 4–8
setting preferences 4–9
when to use 4–2
hotkeys
changing function of Fn+F5
4–9
identifying 3–4
procedures 3–5
Quick Reference 3–5
hotkeys commands
access Help and Support 3–6
display brightness 3–7
initiate QuickLock 3–7
initiate Standby 3–6, 4–7
media commands 3–7
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Open Internet Explorer 3–6
Quick Reference 3–5
switch image 3–6
hub, USB 8–2
humidity specifications A–1
I
IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
light 5–4
identifying components
additional 2–16
display 2–2
IEC 60950 compliance 1–12
infrared port 2–12, 7–12
International Telecommunications
Union (ITU) 7–2
InterVideo WinDVD
error message 6–7
managing region settings 6–8
playing video CDs and DVDs
6–7
ITU (International
Telecommunications Union) 7–2
J
jack
audio-out 2–8, 6–4
microphone 2–8, 6–4
RJ-11 2–9, 7–3
RJ-45 2–9, 7–11
S-Video 2–8, 2–9, 6–5
Japan-specific modem adapter
2–17
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key
applications 2–4
Fn 2–4
function (F1, F2, etc.) 2–4
hotkeys 3–4
keypad 2–4, 3–8
Microsoft logo 2–4
num lock 3–9
See also button; latch; switch,
display
keyboard language 1–10
L
label
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity 2–15, 9–9
modem approvals 2–15
product identification 2–15
system 2–15
wireless certification 2–15
language
choosing during setup 1–8
selecting keyboard 1–10
latch
battery pack locking 4–19
battery pack release 2–13
display release 2–2
See also button; switch, display
light
battery 2–6
caps lock 2–6
IDE drive 5–4
num lock 3–9
power/standby 2–6
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light(s)
hard drive 2–6
mute 2–6
wireless device 2–6
line-out jack 2–8, 6–4
lock, security cable 8–15
locked system
emergency shutdown
procedures 1–10, 4–6
locking latches, battery pack 4–19
lock-up, system 2–5
low-battery conditions
identifying 4–13
Lucent modem AT commands 7–9
Lucent/Agere Command Set
(Advanced Users Only) guide
2–18
M
Maintenance, Shipping and Travel
guide 2–18
media hotkeys 3–7
Media Player, Windows 6–7
media, drive
affected by airport security 5–3
cancelling AutoPlay on 5–8
caring for 5–3
displaying contents of 5–8
inserting, removing CD or
DVD 5–5
types and terms 5–2
See also drives
memory
compartment 2–13
displaying amount of 8–9
increasing RAM 8–9
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module, removing or inserting
8–10
modules supported 8–9
microphone jack 2–8
microphone, connecting 6–4, 8–2
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 2–15
Microsoft logo key 2–4
mode, dialing 7–7
model, identifying notebook 9–2
modem
approvals label 2–15
cable 2–16
connecting 7–3
country configurations 7–6
country-specific adapter 2–17
Lucent/Agere Command Set
(Advanced Users Only) guide
2–18
Modem Command Guidelines
(Advanced Users Only) guide
2–18
specifications 7–2
speed 7–2
troubleshooting travel
connections 7–7
virus protection 1–11
monitor, external
connecting 8–2
external monitor connector 2–9
switching display 3–6
mouse, external
connecting 8–2
USB connectors 2–9
multimedia card 8–6
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N
network
cable 2–16
connecting 7–11
RJ-45 jack 2–9
specifications 7–10
speed 7–10
No Dial Tone error message 7–8
Norton AntiVirus 2003 1–11
notebook model, family, type, and
serial number 9–2
NTSC television format 6–6
num lock
key 3–9
light 2–6
number
Product Key 2–15
serial 2–15
numeric keypad 3–8
O
opening the notebook 1–4
Opens 2–2
operating environment
specifications A–1
operating system
installing retail version of 9–11
loading 4–6
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 2–15
Product Key number 2–15
reinstalling 9–8
repairing 9–8
shutting down 4–6
optical disc. See CD(s); DVD(s)
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avoiding Standby and
Hibernation while using 5–9
boot order 5–10
identifying 2–11
See also drives
P
PAL, PAL-M television formats
6–6
parallel connector 2–9
passwords 9–11
PC Card
configuring 8–4
functions 8–3
inserting, removing 8–4
stopping 8–5
types available 8–3
PC Card eject button 2–11
pointing device 3–3
port, infrared 2–12, 7–12
power
button 2–5
connecting the notebook to
external 1–5
conservation 4–2, 4–17
controls 4–5
cord 2–16
emergency shutdown
procedures 4–6
Hibernation procedures 4–6
low-battery conditions 4–13
power connector 2–12
power/standby light 2–6
rated input A–2
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running the notebook on battery
1–6
setting preferences 4–9
shutting down the notebook
1–10
Standby procedures 4–7
surge protection 1–11
switching between AC and
battery 4–11
turning on the notebook 1–7
See also battery pack
power button
function, changing 4–9
identifying 4–5
resetting with 4–6
power connector
connecting 1–5
identifying 2–12
power cord
connecting 1–5
surge protection 1–11
Power Meter 4–12
power, AC 1–12
power/standby light 4–5
Preboot eXecution Environment
(PXE) 7–12
preloaded utilities
displaying descriptions 1–9
Product Key number 2–15
projector
connecting 2–9, 8–2
switching display 3–6
PXE (Preboot eXecution
Environment) 7–12
Index–8
R
RAM (Random Access Memory)
8–9
recovery CD 2–18
region settings
currency, date, language, time
1–10
DVD 6–8
modem 7–6
Regulatory and Safety Notices
guide 2–18
regulatory information
modem approvals label 2–15
notices 1–12
Regulatory and Safety Notices
guide 2–18
system label 2–15
wireless certification label
2–15
release latch
battery pack 2–13
display 2–2
repairing the operating system 9–8
reset (emergency shutdown
procedures) 1–10, 4–6
resolution, screen 1–10
restoring software 2–18
RJ-11 telephone jack
connecting 7–3
identifying 2–9
modem cable 2–16
RJ-45 network jack
connecting 7–11
identifying 2–9
network cable 2–16
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ROM
defined 9–2
determining current version of
9–3
downloading and installing 9–4
obtaining updates 9–4
RomPaq, downloading 9–4
S
Safety & Comfort Guide 1–12,
2–18
SD Card
inserting, removing 8–6
security cable
lock, connecting 8–15
slot 2–12
serial number, notebook 2–15, 9–2
series, notebook 9–2
Setup utility 9–11
shutdown procedures 1–10, 4–6
sleep button 3–7, 4–9
Sleep. See Standby
slot
memory 8–9
PC Card 2–11
SD Card 8–6
security cable 2–12
socket services, PC Card 8–4
SoftPaq
described 9–4
downloading and installing 9–6
software
antivirus protection 1–11
AutoPlay 5–8
Easy CD Creator 6–9
Help and Support window 9–13
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infrared 7–12
installing optional 1–9
modem 7–6
network 7–12
Norton AntiVirus 2003 1–11
Power Meter 4–12
regional settings 1–10
reinstalling 9–8, 9–10
repairing 9–8
restoring 2–18
RomPaq 9–4
Setup utility 9–11
SoftPaq 9–4
UDF Reader 6–10
updating preloaded software
9–2
Windows Media Player 6–7
WinDVD 6–7
software updates
downloading and installing
9–4, 9–6
obtaining 9–4
preparing for 9–2
speakers, external 6–4
speakers, internal 6–3
specifications
dimensions A–1
modem 7–2
network 7–10
operating environment A–1
rated input power A–2
Standby
avoiding when playing media
5–9
avoiding when using infrared
7–14
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controls and indicators 4–5
initiated during critical
low-battery condition 4–13
initiating 3–6, 4–7
power/standby light 2–6
resuming from 4–7
setting preferences 4–9
S-Video
connections 6–5
jack 2–9
switch, display 2–5
system label 2–15
system lock-up 1–10, 4–6
System Restore utility 9–7
T
technical support 9–13
notebook documentation 2–18
telephone (RJ-11) jack
connecting 7–3
identifying 2–9
modem cable 2–16
telephone numbers, service and
support 9–13
television
changing color format 6–6
connecting audio 6–4
connecting video 6–5
temperature
notebook surface 1–12
specifications A–1
storage, battery pack 4–16
1394 connector 2–9
time, settting the 1–10
Index–10
TouchPad
components 3–3
setting preferences 3–3
traveling with notebook
battery pack temperature
considerations 4–16
environmental specifications
A–1
modem approvals label 2–15
serial number 2–15
wireless certification label
2–15
traveling with the notebook
modem country configurations
7–6
regional settings 1–10
troubleshooting
modem travel connections 7–7
Troubleshooting guide 2–18
turning off notebook 1–10, 4–6
turning on notebook 1–7, 4–6
U
UDF Reader 6–10
unresponsive system, emergency
shutdown procedures 1–10, 4–6
USB
connectors, identifying 2–9
devices, connecting 8–2
utilities, preloaded
displaying descriptions 1–9
installing 1–9
See also software
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V
W
VCR
audio-out jack
function 6–4
connecting 6–5
vents, fan 2–10, 2–14
video CDs, DVDs. See CD(s);
DVD(s)
video device
connecting audio 6–5
S-Video jack 6–5
turning on and off 6–6
viruses, computer 1–11
volume, adjusting 6–2
Windows applications key 2–4
Windows Media Player
accessing with Digital Audio
button 6–7
using with audio CDs
WinDVD
error message 6–7
managing region settings 6–8
playing video CDs and DVDs
6–7
wireless device
button 2–8
certification label 2–15
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Startup and Reference Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
First Edition June 2003
Reference Number: X1000
Document Part Number: 311245-001
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