EUROCOM M560A Service Specifications

Preface
Notice
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inaccuracies that may appear in this publication nor are they in anyway responsible for any loss or damage
resulting from the use (or misuse) of this publication.
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WOW technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
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Re orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning
Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and
injury to persons when using any electrical equipment:
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Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub,
in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They
may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit (Model A by a DC Output 20V, 4.5A minimum AC/DC Adapter and Model B by a DC Output 20V, 6.0A minimum AC/DC Adapter - see pages 1 - 3
& C - 5).
CAUTION
Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before servicing or disassembling this equipment.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, USE ONLY NO. 26 AWG OR LARGER,
TELECOMMUNICATION LINE CORD
This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class I Product
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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1.
Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer
to any shock or vibration.
2.
Do not place anything heavy
on the computer.
Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating
element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be
badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive
heat or direct sunlight.
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Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
Do not leave it in a place
where foreign matter or moisture may affect the system.
Don’t use or store the computer in a humid environment.
Do not place the computer on
any surface that will block the
Vents/Fan Intakes.
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Avoid interference. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers, electric motors, and other
strong magnetic fields. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data.
4.
Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. Shut the computer down properly and don’t
forget to save your work. Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is
depleted.
Do not turn off the power
until you properly shut down
all programs.
5.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is
on.
Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
Power Safety
Warning
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals
and cables (including
telephone lines). It is
advisable to also remove your battery in
order to prevent accidentally turning the
machine on.
• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a
steady, uninterrupted power supply. If you are unsure of your local power specifications, consult your service representative or local power company.
• The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. The
third prong is an important safety feature; do not defeat its purpose. If you do not
have access to a compatible outlet, have a qualified electrician install one.
• When you want to unplug the power cord, be sure to disconnect it by the plug head,
not by its wire.
• Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current load of all the connected devices.
• Before cleaning the computer, make sure it is disconnected from any external
power supplies (i.e. AC/DC adapter or car adapter).
Do not plug in the power
cord if you are wet.
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Do not use the power cord if
it is broken.
Do not place heavy objects
on the power cord.
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Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on.
• Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any
way. Even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage,
which may possibly result in fire.
• Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode.
• Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative
or qualified service personnel.
• Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully.
Batteries may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
• Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
• Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
• Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
Battery Disposal & Caution
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its
useful life, under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste
stream. Check with your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth.
Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates) or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and expose you and
the computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer
from the power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
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When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed.
If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids.
If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions.
If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks).
If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s)
and screw(s) before turning the computer on.
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Travel Considerations
Packing
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
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Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter.
However, check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters.
Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps.
If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’
adapters and/or cables.
Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for
both hardware and software. Make sure your “papers” are handy.
Power Off Before Traveling
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container).
Putting a notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vents/Fan Intakes to be blocked. To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intakes while the computer is in
use.
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On the Road
In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface, and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting, keep these points in mind:
Hand-carry the notebook - For security, don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas, computer theft is
very common. Don’t check it with “normal” luggage. Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful.
Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects.
Beware of Electromagnetic fields - Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the
computer, hard disk, floppy disks, and other media. They may also destroy any stored data - Pass your
computer and disks around the devices. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to
turn it on). Note: Some airports also scan luggage with these devices.
Fly safely - Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in
flight. These restrictions are for your safety, follow them. If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment, make sure it’s secure. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened.
Get power where you can - If an electrical outlet is available, use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies) charged.
Keep it dry - If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location, water vapor can condense inside the
computer. Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate.
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Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods
of time. Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your
hands, wrists or other joints. The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
• Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly
below the level of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed
position.
• Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the
floor or on a footrest if necessary.
• Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably.
• Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree
angles when you are working.
• Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time.
Remember to:
• Alter your posture frequently.
• Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
• Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent and short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.
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Lighting
Proper lighting and comfortable display viewing angle can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue in your
neck and shoulders.
• Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light.
• Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen
clearly.
• Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance.
• Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.
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Contents
Notice ...........................................................................I
FCC Statement .......................................................II
Instructions for Care and Operation ..................... IV
Power Safety ........................................................ VI
Battery Precautions .............................................VII
Cleaning ............................................................ VIII
Servicing ........................................................... VIII
Travel Considerations .......................................... IX
Quick Start Guide
Overview ..................................................................1-1
Model Differences ..................................................1-2
Advanced Users .....................................................1-4
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users .................1-4
Warning Boxes .......................................................1-4
Not Included ...........................................................1-5
System Software .....................................................1-5
System Startup ..........................................................1-6
System Map: Model A Front View with LCD Panel Open ...........................1-7
System Map: Model B Front View with LCD Panel Open ...........................1-8
LED Indicators .........................................................1-9
Ap-Key Buttons & Keyboard ................................ 1-10
Function Keys ........................................................ 1-11
System Map: Front View (Audio "DJ") ................ 1-12
Audio "DJ" CD Player ........................................... 1-13
System Map: Rear View ........................................ 1-14
System Map: Right View ....................................... 1-15
System Map: Left View ......................................... 1-16
System Map: Bottom View .................................... 1-17
Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel ............ 1-18
Video Features ....................................................... 1-19
Display Devices & Options ................................. 1-21
Power Management Features ................................. 1-22
Features & Components
Overview .................................................................. 2-1
Hard Disk Drive ....................................................... 2-2
Optical (CD/DVD) Device ...................................... 2-3
Loading Discs ........................................................ 2-3
Handling CDs or DVDs ......................................... 2-4
DVD Regional Codes ............................................ 2-5
4-in-1 Card Reader ................................................... 2-6
PC Card Slot ............................................................ 2-7
Inserting and Removing PC Cards ........................ 2-7
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Auto Mail Checker ...................................................2-8
Application Ap-Key ...............................................2-10
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse ...............................2-11
Configuring the TouchPad and Buttons ..............2-11
Audio Features .......................................................2-12
Adding a Printer .....................................................2-13
USB Printer .........................................................2-13
Parallel Printer .....................................................2-13
Power Management
Overview ..................................................................3-1
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface .......3-1
The Power Sources ...................................................3-2
AC/DC Adapter ......................................................3-2
Battery ....................................................................3-2
Turning on the Computer .........................................3-3
Power Schemes ........................................................3-4
System Power Options .............................................3-6
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown ...............................3-6
Standby Mode vs. Hibernate Mode ........................3-6
Standby ..................................................................3-7
Hibernate ...............................................................3-7
Configuring the Power Button .................................3-8
Battery Information ..................................................3-9
New Battery ..........................................................3-9
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Battery Life ........................................................... 3-9
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter 3-10
Proper handling of the Battery Pack ................... 3-11
Battery FAQ ........................................................ 3-12
Drivers & Utilities
What to Install .......................................................... 4-1
Module Driver Installation .................................... 4-1
Service Packs ......................................................... 4-3
Authorized Driver Message ................................... 4-4
Version Conflict Message ..................................... 4-4
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ............. 4-4
Driver Installation .................................................... 4-5
Driver Installation Procedure ................................. 4-6
New Hardware Found ............................................ 4-6
Service Pack Installation ....................................... 4-6
Chipset .................................................................. 4-7
Video(VGA) ......................................................... 4-7
Audio .................................................................... 4-8
Modem .................................................................. 4-8
LAN ...................................................................... 4-9
AP-Key Buttons .................................................... 4-9
TouchPad ............................................................ 4-10
PCMCIA/Card Reader ........................................ 4-10
AutoMail ............................................................. 4-11
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Module Drivers ....................................................4-11
Wireless LAN .....................................................4-11
Bluetooth .............................................................4-11
PC Camera ..........................................................4-11
TV Tuner Options ...............................................4-11
BIOS Utilities
Overview ..................................................................5-1
The Power-On Self Test (POST) .............................5-2
Failing the POST ....................................................5-3
Fatal Errors ............................................................5-3
Non-Fatal Errors ...................................................5-3
The Setup Program ...................................................5-4
Entering Setup ........................................................5-4
Setup Screens .........................................................5-5
Main Menu ...............................................................5-6
System Time & Date (Main Menu) ..........................5-6
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave (Main Menu) .............5-7
SATA Port 1(Main Menu) .......................................5-7
System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu) ................5-7
VGA BIOS Revision: (Main Menu) ........................5-7
Advanced Menu .......................................................5-8
Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu) .........5-8
National 383 SIO Control
Sub-Menu (Advanced Menu) ...................................5-9
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu) ................. 5-9
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: (Advanced Menu) .... 5-9
Reset Configuration Data: (Advanced Menu) ......... 5-9
Power on Boot Beep/Battery
Low Alarm Beep: (Advanced Menu) ...................... 5-9
Security Menu ........................................................ 5-10
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) ............ 5-10
Password on boot: (Security Menu) ....................... 5-11
Boot Menu ............................................................. 5-12
Configuring the Network Boot Protocol ............. 5-14
Exit Menu .............................................................. 5-15
Upgrading The Computer
Overview .................................................................. 6-1
When Not to Upgrade ............................................ 6-2
Removing the Battery .............................................. 6-3
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive ............................... 6-4
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device .............. 6-7
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) .................. 6-8
Inserting the 2nd Hard Disk ................................... 6-11
Upgrading the Processor ........................................ 6-12
Modules & Options
Overview .................................................................. 7-1
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Intel PRO/Wireless Mini-PCI WLAN Module ........7-2
Intel WLAN Driver Installation ............................7-3
Bluetooth Module .....................................................7-4
Bluetooth Driver Installation ................................7-4
Bluetooth Audio Setup ..........................................7-6
PC Camera Module ..................................................7-8
Sertek PC Camera Driver Installation (WinXP) ...7-9
PC Camera Audio Setup .....................................7-10
BisonCap ..............................................................7-12
Eliminating Screen Flicker ..................................7-13
TV Tuner Module Options .....................................7-14
LifeView FlyDVB-T Hybrid Mini-PCI TV Tuner
Module .................................................................7-15
Installing the LifeView FlyDVB-T Driver .........7-15
Installing the InterVideo WinDVD 4 Software ..7-15
YUAN PVR Mini-PCI MPC622-MCE TV Tuner
Module .................................................................7-16
Installing the MPC622 Driver for
Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) .......7-16
Troubleshooting
Overview ..................................................................8-1
Basic Hints and Tips ................................................8-2
Backup and General Maintenance ............................8-3
Viruses ......................................................................8-4
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Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software .... 8-5
Problems and Solutions ........................................... 8-7
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview ................................................................. A-1
Notebook Ports and Jacks ....................................... A-2
Built-In Microphone ............................................... A-2
Card Reader Port ..................................................... A-2
CATV-In Jack ......................................................... A-2
DVI-Out Port .......................................................... A-2
DC-In Jack .............................................................. A-2
Headphone-Out Jack ............................................... A-2
Line-In Jack ............................................................ A-3
Microphone-In Jack ................................................ A-3
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port .............................................. A-3
RJ-11 Phone Jack .................................................... A-3
RJ-45 LAN Jack ...................................................... A-3
Security Lock Slot .................................................. A-4
Serial Port ............................................................... A-4
S/PDIF-Out Jack ..................................................... A-4
S-Video-Out Jack .................................................... A-4
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports ................................................... A-4
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ATI Video Driver Controls
ATI Video Driver Installation ................................. B-1
ATI Mobility Radeon Properties ............................. B-2
Display Devices ....................................................... B-4
Attaching Other Displays ........................................ B-5
Display Modes ......................................................... B-6
Clone Mode ........................................................... B-7
Enabling TV Display ............................................. B-11
Power .......................................................................C-5
Environmental Spec .................................................C-5
Physical Dimensions & Weight ...............................C-5
Optional ...................................................................C-6
Specifications
Processor ................................................................. C-1
Core Logic ............................................................... C-1
Memory ................................................................... C-2
Security .................................................................... C-2
BIOS ........................................................................ C-2
LCD ......................................................................... C-2
Video Card Options ................................................. C-2
Storage ..................................................................... C-3
Audio ....................................................................... C-3
Interface & Communication .................................... C-4
Card Reader ............................................................. C-4
Keyboard & Pointing Device .................................. C-5
PCMCIA .................................................................. C-5
Power Management ................................................. C-5
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Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the
computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2
A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk,
optical device, 4-in-1 card reader, PC Card), Auto Mail Checker, Touch Pad & Mouse, Audio
Features & Printer.
• Chapter 3 The computer’s power saving options.
• Chapter 4 The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the
computer’s subsystems.
• Chapter 5 An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System).
• Chapter 6 Instructions for upgrading your computer.
• Chapter 7 A quick guide to the computer’s Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, PC Camera and TV Tuner modules
(some of which may be optional depending on your purchase configuration).
• Chapter 8 A troubleshooting guide.
• Appendix A Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices.
• Appendix B Information on the ATI Video driver controls.
• Appendix C The computer’s specification.
Overview 1 - 1
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Model Differences
This notebook series includes two different model types. The models differ slightly in design style including the
LCD type, and AC/DC adapter. See Figure 1 - 1 below and Table 1 - 1, on page 1 - 3 for an outline of the model
differences (Model B includes two different design types).
Model A
Model B
Model A
Model A
Model B
Model B
Design I
Figure 1 - 1 - Model Differences
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Model B
Design II
Quick Start Guide
Feature
Model A
Model B
Pentium M & Celeron M Processor Options
Pentium M Processor Options Only
Design Types
1 * Design Type
2 * Design Types
LCD Type
15.4" WXGA (1440*900) Flat Panel TFT
OR
15.4" WSXGA+ (1680*1050) Flat Panel TFT
OR
15.4" WUXGA (1920*1200) Flat Panel TFT
17.0" WXGA (1440*900) Flat Panel TFT
OR
17.0" WSXGA+ (1680*1050) Flat Panel TFT
OR
17.0" WUXGA (1900*1200) Glare Type Flat
Panel TFT
Video Card
ATI X700 (M26) PCI Express Video Card
ATI X800 XT Platinum Edition (M28 PRO)
PCI Express Video Card
AC/DC Adapter
Full Range AC/DC Adapter 20V, 4.5A
(90 Watts), 100~240V, 47~63Hz
Full Range AC/DC Adapter 20V, 6.0A
(120 Watts), 100~240V, 47~63Hz
Processor Options
(See Page C - 1)
Table 1 - 1 - Model Differences
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Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful
to refer to “What to Install” on page 4 - 1, “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 and “Upgrading The Computer” on
page 6 - 1 in the User’s Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a of interest to you.
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then the information contained in
the this Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up and running. Eventually you should try to look through
all the documentation (more detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the
remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this
manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a as
indicated in the margin. For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface
(Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.
Notes
Check the light colored boxes with the mark above to find detailed information about the computer’s features.
Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the
symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.
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Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows XP) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and database programs) have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.
System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is not the case, or where you
are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will find this manual refers to the Microsoft Windows XP (Home & Professional Editions) / Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system.
Drivers
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will need to install
the drivers listed in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order
listed in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 6. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. If your system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already
done that for you), refer to “Driver Installation Procedure” on page 4 - 6 for installation instructions.
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System Startup
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Remove all packing materials.
Place the computer on a stable surface.
Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard and mouse) to their ports.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack at the rear of the computer, then plug the AC power cord into an
outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter.
Move the LCD latches (one Model B design does not have latches) at the front of the computer outwards
towards the sides of the computer, and hold them in place to release the top cover.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle, and press the power button (make sure the Audio "DJ"
player is turned off) to turn the computer “on”.
Adjust the LCD panel to a comfortable viewing angle.
The LED indicators show the power and battery status of the computer, give notification of e-mail received, and
display information on the power status of the PC Camera, Bluetooth and Wireless LAN modules.
Shutdown
Please note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Turn Off Computer command from the
Start menu in Windows. This will help prevent hard disk or system problems.
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System Map: Model A - Front View with LCD Panel Open
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
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The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices (e.g. WLAN or
Bluetooth) aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure any wireless
modules are OFF if you
are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the appropriate function key combination (see
Table 1 - 4, on page 1 11) to toggle power to any
wireless modules, and
check the LED indicators
to see if any modules are
powered on or not (see
Table 1 - 2, on page 1 9).
Figure 1 - 2
Front View - LCD Panel Open
1
3
4
Optional Built-In PC Camera
LCD
Ap-Key Buttons
Power Button
Keyboard
TouchPad and Buttons
Audio "DJ" Controls
Built-In Microphone
Audio "DJ" LED Display
Panel (Including LED
Indicators)
5
Audio "DJ" & Power Button
6
7
9
7
8
Make sure that the Audio "DJ"
player is off before pressing the
power button to turn the computer
on.
System Map: Model A - Front View with LCD Panel Open 1 - 7
1
1
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Model B - Front View with LCD Panel Open
Figure 1 - 3
Front View - LCD Panel Open
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
1
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
Optional Built-In PC Camera
LCD
Ap-Key Buttons
Power Button
Keyboard
TouchPad and Buttons
Audio "DJ" Controls
Built-In Microphone
Audio "DJ" LED Display
Panel (Including LED
Indicators)
2
3
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices (e.g. WLAN or
Bluetooth) aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure any wireless
modules are OFF if you
are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
4
5
Audio "DJ" & Power Button
Make sure that the Audio "DJ"
player is off before pressing the
power button to turn the computer
on.
6
7
7
9
1 - 8 System Map: Model B - Front View with LCD Panel Open
8
Use the appropriate function key combination (see
Table 1 - 4, on page 1 11) to toggle power to any
wireless modules, and
check the LED indicators
to see if any modules are
powered on or not (see
Table 1 - 2, on page 1 9).
Quick Start Guide
LED Indicators
Icon
The LED indicators on the computer display helpful
information about the current status of the computer.
Table 1 - 2 - LED Indicators
Icon
Color
Description
Green
The Computer is On
Blinking
Green
The Computer is In Standby Mode
Green
The AC/DC Adapter is Plugged In
Green
Number Lock is Activated (to activate
press Fn & NumLk)
Green
Green
Caps Lock is Activated
Color
Description
Orange
The Battery is Charging
Blinking
Orange
The Battery has Reached Critically
Low Power Status
Green
The Battery is Fully Charged
Second Battery Indicator
(Colors Displayed as Above)
Green
Hard Disk Activity
Green
The PC Camera Module is Powered
On
Green
The Bluetooth Module is Powered On
Green
The WLAN Module is Powered On
Blinking
Amber
New Mail Has Arrived
Scroll Lock is Activated (to activate
press Fn & ScrLk)
LED Indicators 1 - 9
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Ap-Key Buttons & Keyboard
These buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail program, and to a user-defined
application, with one quick button press. To use the
“user-defined application Ap-Key Button”, you must
install the driver (see “AP-Key Buttons” on page 4 9). See “Application Ap-Key” on page 2 - 10 for configuration instructions.
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for
easy numeric data input, and features Function Keys to
allow you to change operational features instantly (see
Figure 1 - 4). Model A’s keyboard is pictured below.
Model B includes a numeric keypad on the right.
Function Keys
Model A Keyboard
Numeric
Keypad
NumLk &
ScrLk Keys
Table 1 - 3 - Ap-Key Buttons
Ap-Key
Function
Fn Key
Activate the user specified application e.g.
Microsoft Word or Excel
Figure 1 - 4 - Keyboard
Activate the Default Internet Program
Activate the Default E-Mail Browser
Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make
a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard.
The system will detect and enable it automatically.
However special functions/Ap-keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work.
1 - 10 Ap-Key Buttons & Keyboard
Quick Start Guide
Function Keys
To use the function keys, press and hold the Fn key, then press the appropriate function key (F3 - F12 etc.).
Key
Function
Key
Function
Fn
Function Key
Fn + F9
Increase LCD Brightness
Fn + F3
Mute Toggle
Fn + F10
PC Camera Module Power Toggle
Fn + F4
Sleep Toggle
Fn + F11
Wireless LAN Module Power Toggle
Fn + F5
Decrease Audio Volume
Fn + F12
Bluetooth Module Power Toggle
Fn + F6
Increase Audio Volume
Fn + NumLk
Number Lock Toggle
Fn + F7
Display Toggle
Fn + ScrLk
Scroll Lock Toggle
Fn + F8
Decrease LCD Brightness
Table 1 - 4 - Function Keys
Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters. These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in the upper row of the keyboard) will
not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.
Function Keys 1 - 11
1
1
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Front View (Audio "DJ")
1
2
3
4
5
10
11
6
12
7
8
9
13
Figure 1 - 5 - Front View (Audio "DJ")
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Audio "DJ" Power Button
Volume Down
Volume Up
Repeat
LED Display
Previous Track
Next Track
Play/Pause
Stop (Press Twice To Eject The CD/DVD)
Repeat Mode Indicator
Track Indicator
Time Indicator
Disc Indicator
1 - 12 System Map: Front View (Audio "DJ")
Audio "DJ" MP3 Track Limit
There is a track limit of 256 tracks on any MP3 CD/
DVD. This means that only the first 256 tracks may
be played on any MP3 DC/DVD.
Audio "DJ" & Power Button
Make sure that the Audio "DJ" player is off before
pressing the power button to turn the computer on.
Quick Start Guide
Audio "DJ" CD Player
The built-in standalone audio CD player gives direct
hardware control for audio CDs/DVDs when the computer is shut down, but has a working power source.
1.
Make sure that the computer is shut down (i.e. the
operating system is not running) but you have a
working power source (either battery or AC Power).
2. Press the Audio "DJ" power button.
3. Press the open button on your CD/DVD device (or
press the stop button 9 twice) and carefully place
an audio CD onto the disc tray with label-side facing
up (DVD drives will also play audio CDs).
4. Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks”
and you are ready to start.
5. The Disc Indicator will flash while data is being
accessed.
6. The LED will display the number of tracks.
7. Press the play/pause button to start the CD/DVD.
8. Control the CD/DVD tracking and volume from the
control panel.
9. Use the stop button to stop the disc, or press it
twice to eject the disk.
10. Press the power button again to turn the player off.
TV Tuner Option
If you have included the optional TV Tuner in your
purchase configuration, you can use the supplied remote control unit to control the Audio "DJ".
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to eject a CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This may cause the system to “crash”.
Stop the disk first then eject it, or press the stop button twice.
Audio "DJ" CD Player 1 - 13
1
1
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Rear View
Rear View - Model A
1
2 3
5
4
7 8
6
9
10
11
Rear View - Model B
1
2 3
4
Figure 1 - 6 - Rear View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Vent/Fan Intake/Oulet
S/PDIF-Out Jack
Line-In Jack
2 * USB 2.0 Ports
DVI-Out Port
CATV Jack (Enabled With TV Tuner Only)
RJ-11 Phone Jack
RJ-45 LAN Jack
S-Video-Out Jack
DC-In Jack
Serial Port
1 - 14 System Map: Rear View
5
6
7 8
9 10
11
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make
sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake/Outlet
while the computer is in use.
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Right View
Right View - Model A
4
1
2
3
5
6
8
7
Right View - Model B
4
1 2
3
5
8
6
Figure 1 - 7 - Right View
Mini-IEEE 1394a Port
Both Mini-IEEE 1394a ports only support
SELF POWERED IEEE 1394a devices.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Headphone-Out Jack
Microphone-In Jack
4-in-1 Card Reader
PC Card Slot
5.
6.
7.
8.
Mini-IEEE 1394a Port
2 * USB 2.0 Ports
Security Lock Slot
Speaker
4-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / SD (Secure Digital) / MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro)
System Map: Right View 1 - 15
1
1
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Left View
Figure 1 - 8 - Left View
1.
2.
3.
Security Lock Slot
Speaker
Optional Device Drive Bay
(for CD/DVD Device - see page
2 - 3, or 2nd PATA Hard Disk, or
2nd Battery)
Left View - Model A
3
2
Left View - Model B
2
3
1
CD/DVD Emergency Eject
Changing DVD Regional Codes
If you need to manually eject a CD/DVD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power interruption) you may push
the end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole. Do not use a sharpened pencil or
similar object that may break and become lodged in
the hole.
Go to the Control Panel and double-click System > Hardware
(tab), click Device Manager, then click the + next to DVD/CDROM drives. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up
the Properties dialogue box, and select the DVD Region (tab)
to bring up the control panel to allow you to adjust the regional
code (see “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 - 5).
Media Warning
DVD region detection is device dependent, not OS-dependent.
You can select your module’s region code 5 times. The fifth selection is permanent. This cannot be altered even if you change
your operating system or you use the module in another computer.
Don’t try to remove a floppy disk/CD/DVD while the
system is accessing it. This may cause the system
to “crash”.
1 - 16 System Map: Left View
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Bottom View
Model A
Model B
2
3
1
3
1
1
1
6
4
4
5
4
7
Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a
new battery before using it. Completely discharge
and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or
after about 20 partial discharges. See “Battery Information” on page 3 - 9 for full instructions.
7
4
Figure 1 - 9 - Bottom View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Vent/Fan Intake/Oulet
Video Card Cover (Model A)
Battery
Optical Device Release Latches
HDD / RAM Bay Cover (Model A)
Video Card / HDD / RAM Bay Cover (Model B)
Infrared & Consumer Infrared Transceiver
System Map: Bottom View 1 - 17
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows XP (and most other Windows versions) are
accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk
drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. You can customize the look of
the Start menu by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Properties from the menu.
Click here to toggle Category View
Figure 1 - 10 - Start Menu & Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows XP provides basic controls for many of the features, however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers listed
in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 6. To see all controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View.
1 - 18 Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Video Features
This computer features Two different PCI Express video cards, depending on the model purchased (see “Video
Card Options” on page C - 2). Model A computers feature an ATI Mobility Radeon X700 (M26) video card;
Model B computers feature an ATI Mobility Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition (M28 PRO) video card. You
can switch display devices, and configure display options, from the Display Properties control panel in Windows as long as the appropriate video driver is installed. For more detailed video information see “ATI Video
Driver Controls” on page B - 1.
To access Display Properties in Windows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel (or just click Control Panel).
Double-click Display (icon) - In the Appearances and Themes category.
Click Settings (tab) in the Display Properties dialog box.
Move the slider to the preferred setting in Screen area/resolution 1 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20).
Click the arrow, and scroll to the preferred setting In Colors/Color quality 2 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20).
You can also access Display Properties by right-clicking the desktop and scrolling down and clicking
Properties. Click Settings (tab) and adjust as above.
Open the Display Properties control panel, and click Advanced (button) 3 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20) to
bring up the Advanced properties tabs.
Clicking through the ATI tabs allows you to make any video adjustments you require.
Video Features 1 - 19
1
1
Quick Start Guide
2
1
3
Figure 1 - 11 - Display Properties Desktop
ATI Mobility Radeon Properties
The pictures used in Figure 1 - 11 are taken from the ATI Mobility Radeon X700 properties tabs. If your purchase option
includes the ATI X800 XT Platinum Edition video card, then the properties tabs may appear slightly different.
1 - 20 Video Features
Quick Start Guide
Display Devices & Options
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT)/external Flat Panel Display or
TV as your display device. A VGA monitor/Flat Panel Display connects to the DVI-Out port, a TV to the SVideo-Out jack. The following display modes are available (see “ATI Video Driver Controls” on page B - 1 for
full details).
ATI Display Mode
Description
Single
One of the connected displays is used as the display device
Multiple - Clone Mode
Both connected displays output the same view
Multiple - Extended Desktop Mode
Both connected displays are treated as separate devices, and act as a virtual desktop
Table 1 - 5 - Display Options
Video Features 1 - 21
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Power Management Features
The Power Options control panel icon in Windows (see page 1 - 18) allows you to configure power management
features for your computer. You may conserve power through individual components such as the monitor or hard
disk (by means of Power Schemes), or you may use either Standby or Hibernate mode to conserve power
throughout the system (enable Hibernate support from the control panel as pictured in Figure 1 - 12). Pay attention to the instructions on battery care in “Battery Information” on page 3 - 9.
Figure 1 - 12 - Power Options
The computer’s power button, sleep button (Fn + F4 key combination), and lid (closing the lid) may be set to
send the computer in to either Standby or Hibernate mode.
Power Saving and Performance
Power Schemes may have an affect on your computer performance (see “Power Schemes” on page 3 - 4).
1 - 22 Power Management Features
Features & Components
Chapter 2: Features & Components
2
Overview
Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components of the computer:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hard Disk Drive
Optical (CD/DVD) Device
4-in-1 Card Reader
PC Card Slot
Auto Mail Checker
Application Ap-Key
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Audio Features
Adding a Printer
Overview 2 - 1
Features & Components
2
Power Safety
Before attempting to
access any of the internal components of
your computer please
ensure that the machine is not connected
to the AC power, and
that the machine is
turned off. Also ensure
that all peripheral cables, including phone
lines, are disconnected
from the computer.
Figure 2 - 1
Hard Disk Location
2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive is used to store your data in the computer. The hard disk
can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives
with a height of 9.5 mm.
The hard disk is accessible from the bottom of your computer as seen below.
For further details see “Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive” on page 6 - 4
.
Model A
Model B
Hard
Disk
Hard
Disk
Features & Components
Optical (CD/DVD) Device
There is a bay for a 5.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12.7mm height). The actual device will depend on the module you purchased (see “Storage” on
page C - 3). The optical device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used
as a boot device if properly set in the BIOS (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 12).
Loading Discs
To insert a CD/DVD, press the open button 1 and carefully place a CD/DVD
onto the disc tray with label-side facing up (use just enough force for the disc
to click onto the tray’s spindle). Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock
“clicks” and you are ready to start. The busy indicator 2 will light up while
data is being accessed, or while an audio/video CD, or DVD, is playing. If
power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole 3 to open the tray.
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound
volume can be set depends on the setting of
the volume control
within Windows. Click
the Volume icon on
the taskbar to check
the setting (see “Audio Features” on
page 2 - 12).
Figure 2 - 2
Optical Device
2
1
2
1
3
3
Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 3
2
Features & Components
2
CD Emergency
Eject
If you need to manually
eject a CD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power
interruption) you may
push the end of a
straightened paper clip
into the emergency
eject hole. However
please do NOT use a
sharpened pencil or
similar object that may
break and become
lodged in the hole.
Handling CDs or DVDs
Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged.
Please follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/
DVDs can be accessed.
Note the following:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc
Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints
Do not write on the surface with a pen
Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc
Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas
Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD
Do not bend the CD or DVD
Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to remove a
CD/DVD while the system is accessing it.
This may cause the
system to “crash”.
2 - 4 Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Features & Components
DVD Regional Codes
2
To change the DVD regional codes see “Changing DVD Regional Codes” on
page 1 - 16.
DVD Regional Coding
Region
Geographical Location
1
USA, Canada
2
Western Europe, Japan, South
Africa, Middle East & Egypt
3
South-East Asia, Taiwan,
South Korea, The Philippines,
Indonesia, Hong Kong
4
South & Central America,
Mexico, Australia,
New Zealand
5
N Korea, Russia, Eastern
Europe, India & Most of Africa
6
China
Table 2 - 1
DVD Regional Coding
Figure 2 - 3
DVD Regions
Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 5
Features & Components
2
Card Reader Cover
Make sure you keep
the cover in the card
reader when not is
use. This will help prevent foreign objects
and/or dust getting in
to the card reader.
4-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push
the card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device, and can be accessed in the same way as your hard disk (s). Make sure you install the PCMCIA/Card Reader Card driver (see “PCMCIA/Card Reader” on page 4 - 10).
•
•
•
•
MMC (MultiMedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
MS (Memory Stick)
MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro)
Model A (Right)
Figure 2 - 4
Right View
1.
Card Reader
1
Model B (Right)
1
2 - 6 4-in-1 Card Reader
Features & Components
PC Card Slot
The computer is equipped with a PCMCIA 3.3V/5V slot for one type II PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Slot. Make sure you install the PCMCIA/Card Reader Card driver (see “PCMCIA/Card Reader” on page 4 - 10).
Inserting and Removing PC Cards
• Align the PC Card with the slot and push it in until it locks into place.
• To remove a PC Card, simply press the eject button 1 next to the slot.
PC Card Slot Cover
Make sure you keep
the cover in the PC
Card slot when not is
use. This will help prevent foreign objects
and/or dust getting in
to the PC Card Slot.
Model A (Right)
1
Figure 2 - 5
PC Card Slot
Model B (Right)
1
PC Card Slot 2 - 7
2
Features & Components
Auto Mail Checker
2
After you have installed the driver for the Auto Mail Checker program (see
“AutoMail” on page 4 - 11) you may then configure it to give you notification
when you receive new mail. You must be online to receive this notification
(note that this program only supports the POP3 protocol), and your default
mail program does not need to be open.
The Auto Mail Checker appears as an icon
in the taskbar (if you do not
see the icon in the taskbar go to Start > Programs/All Programs > Auto
Mail Checker > Auto Mail Checker). Right clicking on the icon will bring
up the following options menu. If you have not input your mail account data,
then you will be prompted to do so.
Figure 2 - 6
Auto Mail Checker
Select Open to bring up the control panel for the program.
2 - 8 Auto Mail Checker
Features & Components
You may then configure the options for your mailserver, name, password, program and method(s) of notification.
Note
Check with your Internet Service Provider,
network administrator
or Mail Service provider for details on what to
put on these pages.
Figure 2 - 7
Auto Mail Checker
Account Setup and
Options
Auto Mail Checker 2 - 9
2
Features & Components
2
Application.exe
You will need to locate
the actual application
executable (.exe) file,
not just the shortcut.
To find the application
right-click its shortcut
on the desktop and
click Properties. Click
the shortcut (tab) and
see where the executable file is located by
clicking the Find Target (button).
Application Ap-Key
The Ap-key buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and email program, and to a user-defined application, with one quick button press.
To configure a program to open when the application Ap-key
is pressed
(Windows Media Player is the default program), follow the instructions below.
1.
2.
Right click the Ap-Key driver icon
in the taskbar.
Select Setup from the menu, scroll to Application 1 and press Enter.
3.
An Open dialog box will appear on the screen.
4.
Browse to the directory where the desired application.exe (see the sidebar)
program exists.
Double-Click on the program file or choose Open.
Figure 2 - 8
Ap-Key
Configuration
Screens
5.
2 - 10 Application Ap-Key
Features & Components
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
The TouchPad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a
mouse to your computer through one of the USB ports. The TouchPad buttons
function in much the same way as a two-button mouse. The central button may
be configured to function as you require.
Configuring the TouchPad and Buttons
Once you have installed the TouchPad driver you can configure the functions
by double-clicking the TouchPad driver icon
on the taskbar, or by going
to the Mouse control panel in Windows (Start menu and point to Settings and
click Control Panel, then double-click the Mouse icon). In Windows XP the
Mouse control panel is in the Printers and Other Hardware Category.
Mouse Driver
If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be
able to auto-configure
your mouse during its
installation or only enable its basic functions.
Be sure to check the
device’s user documentation for details.
Figure 2 - 9
Mouse Properties
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 11
2
Features & Components
2
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound
volume can be set depends on the setting of
the volume control
within Windows (and
the volume control
function keys). Click
the Volume icon on the
taskbar to check the
setting.
Figure 2 - 10
Realtek Audio
Configuration
Menus
2 - 12 Audio Features
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sounds and
Audio Devices
Windows control panel, or from the Sound Effect Manager icon in the taskbar/control panel (this will bring up the Realtek Audio
Configuration menus). The volume may also be adjusted by means of the Fn
+ F5/F6 key combination (see “Bluetooth Audio Setup” on page 7 - 6 and
“PC Camera Audio Setup” on page 7 - 10 for further audio information).
Features & Components
Adding a Printer
The most commonly used peripheral is a printer. The following conventions
will help you to add a printer, however it is always best to refer to the printer
manual for specific instructions and configuration options.
USB Printer
Most current printers have a USB interface connection. You may use any one
of the ports to connect the printer.
Install Instructions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set up the printer according to its instructions (unpacking, paper tray, toner/
ink cartridge etc.).
Turn ON the computer.
Turn ON the printer.
Connect the printer’s USB cable to one of the USB ports on the computer.
Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or
ask you to supply one. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Parallel Printer
This is still a very common type of printer, and requires the purchase of a parallel to USB converter in order to use it. The install instructions are in the sidebar.
Parallel Printer
After setting up the
printer attach the parallel cable to the printer.
Connect the printer’s
parallel cable to the
Parallel to USB converter, and then plug
the converter into the
USB port.
Turn ON the printer,
then turn ON the computer.
Windows will identify
the printer and either
load one of its own
drivers or ask you to
supply one. Follow the
on-screen instructions.
Adding a Printer 2 - 13
2
Features & Components
2
2 - 14
Power Management
Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer uses the
ACPI power management system. Power management conserves power by
controlling individual components of the computer (the monitor and hard disk
drive) or the whole system. This chapter covers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The Power Sources
Turning on the Computer
Power Schemes
System Power Options
Configuring the Power Button
Battery Information
OS Note
Power management
functions will vary
slightly depending on
your operating system.
For more information it
is best to refer to the
user’s manual of your
operating system.
(Note: All pictures
used on the following
pages are from the
Windows XP OS.)
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
The ACPI interface provides the computer with enhanced power saving techniques and gives the operating system (OS) direct control over the power and
thermal states of devices and processors. For example, it enables the OS to set
devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications. ACPI is fully supported in Windows XP/Windows XP MCE.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Power Management
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
3
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type
of AC/DC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-in jack at the rear of the computer.
Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord
to the AC/DC adapter (see sidebar if you are using the optional Port
Replicator).
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or
when an electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the
applications and the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let
the battery discharge completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?” on page 3 - 12).
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on
the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 9.
3 - 2 The Power Sources
Power Management
Turning on the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press
the power button on the front panel.
Shutdown
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Standby/Hibernate/Shutdown hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds
(pressing and holding the power button for longer than this will shut the computer down). Use Power Options in the Windows control panel to configure
this feature.
Note that you should
always shut your computer down by choosing the Turn Off
Computer command
from the Start menu in
Windows. This will
help prevent hard disk
or system problems.
Forced Off
If the system “hangs”, and the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination doesn’t work, press
the power button for 4 seconds, or longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
Power Button as Standby or Hibernate Button
If you are using a fully ACPI-compliant OS, (such as Windows XP) you can use the
OS’s “Power Options” control panel to set the power button to send the system into
Standby or Hibernate mode (see your OS’s documentation, or “Configuring the
Power Button” on page 3 - 8 for details).
Turning on the Computer 3 - 3
3
Power Management
3
Resuming
Operation
The system can resume from Monitor or
Hard Disk Standby by
pressing a ley on the
keyboard, the Sleep/
Resume key combination (Fn + F4), or power button.
Figure 3 - 1
Power Schemes
3 - 4 Power Schemes
Power Schemes
You can set your computer to conserve power through individual components
by means of Power Schemes. You can also adjust the settings for each
scheme to set the monitor to turn off after a specified time, and the computer's
hard disk motor to turn off if the hard disk drive has not been accessed for a
specified period of time (if the system reads or writes data, the hard disk motor
will be turned back on). The schemes may also be set to set a specified time
for the system to enter Standby or Hibernate modes (see “System Power Options” on page 3 - 6).
Power Management
Each Windows Power Scheme will also adjust the processor performance of
your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are
experiencing any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
3
Choose the Home/Office Desk scheme for maximum performance when the
computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Max Battery
scheme (bear in mind that this scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save power) for maximum power saving
when the computer is battery (DC power) powered. Windows will use Portable/Laptop as the default scheme.
Windows will use Portable/Laptop as the default scheme.
Power Schemes 3 - 5
Power Management
System Power Options
3
You can use the system power options to stop the computer’s operation and
restart where you left off. This system features Standby and Hibernate sleep
mode levels (Hibernate mode will need to be enabled by clicking the option
in the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel - Figure 3 - 2 on
page 3 - 7).
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown
Hibernate mode and Shutdown are the same in that the system is off and you
need to press the power button to turn it on. Their main difference is:
When you come back from hibernation, you can return to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and
file(s) you last used.
You can use either method depending on your needs.
Standby Mode vs. Hibernate Mode
If you want to stay away from your work for just a while, you can put the system on standby instead of in hibernation. It takes a longer time to wake up the
system from Hibernate mode than from Standby mode.
3 - 6 System Power Options
Power Management
Standby
Standby saves the least amount of power, but takes the shortest time to return
to full operation. During Standby the hard disk is turned off, and the CPU is
made to idle at its slowest speed. All open applications are retained in memory. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time, which
you specify in the operating system, it will enter Standby mode to save power.
System Resume
The system can resume
from Standby mode by:
• Pressing
button
Hibernate
Hibernate uses no power and saves all of your information on a part of the
HDD before it turns the system off. Although it saves the most power it takes
the longest time to return to full operation. You can set your computer to automatically enter Hibernate mode when the battery power is almost depleted.
You will need to enable Hibernate mode from the Hibernate tab in the Power
Options control panel. The system will resume from Hibernate mode by
pressing the power button.
the
power
• Pressing the Sleep/
Resume key combination
• An
incoming
call
received
on
the
modem (if enabled)
• Network card (Wake
On LAN) activity if
enabled
Figure 3 - 2
Enable Hibernation
System Power Options 3 - 7
3
Power Management
Configuring the Power Button
The power button may be set to send the computer in to either Standby or Hibernate mode (Figure 3 - 3). In Standby mode, the LED
will blink
green. In Hibernate mode the LED will be off. If you are in a power saving
mode set to save power through individual components (e.g. hard disk, monitor), the LED will remain green.
3
Figure 3 - 3
Power Options
(Advanced - Power
Buttons)
Power Button
Lid
Sleep/Resume (Sleep) Button
Sleep Button
You may also configure the Sleep/Resume key combination (Fn + F4) from the
menu illustrated in Figure 3 - 3. In Windows this is referred to as the Sleep button.
3 - 8 Configuring the Power Button
Power Management
Battery Information
Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Low Battery
Warning
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery
FAQ” on page 3 - 12 for instructions on how to do this).
Battery Life
Your computer’s battery life is dependent upon many factors, including the
programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. Power Options
(you may set low battery Alarms and actions, and check the Power Meter
from the Power Options control panel), and settings in the OS will help prolong the battery life if configured appropriately.
When the battery is
critically low, immediately connect the AC/
DC adapter to the
computer or save your
work, otherwise, the
unsaved data will be
lost when the power is
depleted.
Figure 3 - 4
Power Options
(Alarm & Power
Meter)
Battery Information 3 - 9
3
Power Management
3
Conserving
Battery Power
To conserve battery power:
Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The
system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save
power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
Close modem or communication
applications
when they are not being
used.
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize
the life and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the
battery at least once every 30 days.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to
remove the battery for any reason see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 - 3.
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached
and plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use,
it will take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is
turned off but plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge
status, and to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 9 for more information on
how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack.)
Remove any unused PC
Cards from the computer
(PC Cards quickly use up
battery power even if the
system
enters
sleep
mode).
Disconnect any unnecessary external devices.
3 - 10 Battery Information
Power Management
Proper handling of the Battery Pack
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after
being dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut
your computer down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has
been dropped we do not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer
continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage,
which may possibly result in fire. It is recommended that you replace your computer
battery every two years.
Battery Information 3 - 11
3
Power Management
3
Caution
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly
replaced.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent
type recommended by
the manufacturer. Discard used battery according
to
the
manufacturer’s
instructions.
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery.
Don’t turn off the computer by yourself even when you see a message that indicates the battery is critically low, just let the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own. Disable the Power Options functions
in the Control Panel, especially any Alarms (unclick the tickboxes - see 3 9) and Schemes (change all the settings to Never - see page 3 - 4). As the battery nears the end of its life save and close any critical files.
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light
changes from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.
3 - 12 Battery Information
Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
This chapter deals with installing the drivers and
utilities essential to the operation or improvement
of some of the computer’s subsystems. The system
takes advantage of some newer hardware components for which the latest versions of most available
operating systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Thus, some of the system components won’t
be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or
utility during operating system installation. Instead,
you need to manually install some system-required
drivers and utilities. The following operating systems are supported.
What to Install
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
CD-ROM contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper operation of the computer. (The
Wireless LAN, optional Bluetooth, optional PC
Camera and optional TV Tuner module drivers
are on separate CD-ROMs supplied.) Table 4 - 1,
on page 4 - 6 lists what you need to install manually
according to your choice of the operating system,
and it is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated.
Module Driver Installation
• Windows XP Professional and Home Editions
• Windows XP Media Center Edition
The procedures for installing drivers for the Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, PC Camera and TV Tuner
modules are provided in “Modules & Options” on
page 7 - 1. Make sure that the drivers are installed
in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 6.
What to Install 4 - 1
4
Drivers & Utilities
Navigate (Browse..) to D:
4
You will notice that many of the instructions for driver
installation require you to “Navigate (Browse) to D:”.
We assume that you will install all drivers and utilities
from the built-in CD device and it is assigned to “Drive
D:”. (In addition, all file extensions can be seen.)
In this case “D:” is the drive specified for your CD device. Not all computers are setup the same way, and
some computers have the CD listed under a different
drive letter - e.g. if you have two hard drives (or hard
disk partitions) one may be designated as “Drive C:”
and the other as “Drive D:”. In this case the CD device
may be designated as “Drive E:” - Please make sure
you are actually navigating to the correct drive letter
for the CD device.
When you click the Browse (button) after clicking
Run in the Start menu you will see the “Look in:” dialog box at the top of the Browse window. Click the
scroll button to navigate to My Computer to display
the devices and drive letters.
Figure 4 - 1 - Navigate (Browse..) to..
4 - 2 What to Install
Drivers & Utilities
Service Packs
Check the warnings on the following pages regarding installation of the appropriate Service Pack for
your Windows OS. Make sure you have installed
the appropriate Service Pack before installing all
the drivers.
Service Pack Installed
To see which Service Pack is currently installed on
your computer go to the General tab of the System
control panel. Right-click the My Computer icon on
the desktop or in the Start menu and select Properties. The Service Pack currently installed on your system will be listed under the “System:” heading. (If no
Service Pack information is listed, then no Service
Pack is installed.)
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Make sure you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
(or a Windows XP version which includes Service
Pack 2) before installing any drivers. Service
Pack 2 includes support for USB 2.0.
If you have upgraded the system by installing Service Pack 2 (i.e. your Windows XP version does not
include Service Pack 2) then follow these instructions:
1.Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click
Control Panel (or click Control Panel).
2.Double-click System (icon); System (icon) is in
Performance and Maintenance (category).
3.Click the Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
4.Click “+” next to Other Devices (if its sub-items
are not shown).
5.Right-click Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller and select Uninstall > OK (if you don’t see the
item then there is no need to take any further action).
6.Restart the computer and it will find the USB 2.0
controller.
What to Install 4 - 3
4
Drivers & Utilities
Authorized Driver Message
4
If you receive a message telling you that the driver
you are installing is not authorized (Digital Signature Not Found), just click Yes or Continue Anyway to ignore the message and continue the
installation procedure.
You will receive this message in cases where the
driver has been released after the version of Windows you are currently using. All the drivers provided will have already received certification for
Windows.
Version Conflict Message
During driver installation if you encounter any “file
version conflict” message, please click Yes to
choose to keep the existing (newer) version.
Updating/Reinstalling Individual
Drivers
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To
do this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS
and double-click the Add/Remove Programs
item. If you see the individual driver listed (if not
see below), uninstall it, following the on screen
prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Go to the appropriate section of the manual to
complete the update/reinstall procedure for the
driver in question.
If the driver is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs item:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4 - 4 What to Install
Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click Control Panel (or click Start > Control Panel).
Double-click System (icon); System (icon) is in
Performance and Maintenance (category).
Click Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall
the driver for (you may need to click “+”).
Look for the Update Driver button (check the Driver
tab) and follow the on screen prompts.
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation
NoteBook Driver Installation Application
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual CD-ROM and the NoteBook Driver Installation application will run automatically. If you want
to install the driver manually see “Manual Driver
Installation” below.
2.
1.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Figure 4 - 2 - NoteBook Driver Installation
Check the driver installation order from Table 4 1, on page 4 - 6 (the drivers must be installed
in this order).
Double-click the name of the driver you wish to
install.
Follow the instructions as listed in this chapter.
Make a note of the drivers you have installed.
If the computer needs to restart after installing a
driver, you will usually need to click the “Yes/
Finish” button when prompted to restart the
computer.
To get back to the NoteBook Driver Installation
screen click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to D:\AUTODR3P.EXE and click OK.
Manual Driver Installation
If you wish to install the drivers manually, click the
Exit button to quit the NoteBook Driver Installation application, then follow the manual installation procedure for each driver. The manual
installation procedure begins with instructions on
how to browse to the executable file; “Click Start
(menu) > Run..”.
Driver Installation 4 - 5
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
Driver Installation Procedure
WinXP SP2 Driver
Page #
Install the appropriate Service Pack for WinXP
Page 4 - 3
Chipset
Page 4 - 7
Video (VGA)
Page 4 - 7
New Hardware Found
Audio
Page 4 - 8
Modem
Page 4 - 8
LAN
Page 4 - 9
AP-Key Buttons
Page 4 - 9
TouchPad
Page 4 - 10
If you see the message “New Hardware Found”
(Found New Hardware Wizard) during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in
the driver install procedure), click Cancel to close
the window, and follow the installation procedure
as directed.
PCMCIA
Page 4 - 10
AutoMail
Page 4 - 11
Intel Wireless LAN
Page 7 - 3
Bluetooth
Page 7 - 4
PC Camera
Page 7 - 9
TV Tuner Module Options
Page 7 - 14
Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
4 - 6 Driver Installation
This section covers driver and utility installation instructions for Windows XP Home & Professional
(with Service Pack 2 installed).
Service Pack Installation
Make sure you install the appropriate service pack
for your operating system before installing any
drivers (see “Windows XP Service Pack 2” on
page 4 - 3).
Drivers & Utilities
Chipset
1. Double-click Chipset from the Notebook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\00Chipset\Setup.exe and click
OK.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Video(VGA)
1. Double-click VGA from the Notebook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\01VgaM26 OR
01VgaM28\Setup.exe and click OK.
2. To continue click Next > Yes > Express.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Driver Installation 4 - 7
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
Audio
1. Double-click Audio from the Notebook Driver
Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\02Audio\Setup.exe and click OK.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
4. When the computer restarts click Cancel if
the The Found New Hardware Wizard
appears (click Continue Anyway if asked if
you want to continue at any time).
5. Click Yes to restart the computer (click Cancel if The Found New Hardware Wizard
appears after restart).
Modem
1. Double-click Modem from the Notebook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to (one of the following)
D:\Drivers\03Modem\HXFSetup.exe
D:\Drivers\03Modem\Conexant\Setup.exe
D:\Drivers\03Modem\SmartLnk\Setup.exe
and click OK.
2. Click OK > OK (click Continue Anyway if
asked if you want to continue at any time).
3. The modem is ready for dial-up configuration.
Modem Country Selection
Be sure to check if the modem country selection is appropriate for you (Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options).
4 - 8 Driver Installation
Drivers & Utilities
LAN
1. Double-click LAN from the NoteBook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to (one of the following)
D:\Drivers\04Lan\Marvell\SetupYukonWin.exe
D:\Drivers\04Lan\Realtek\Setup.exe
and click OK.
2. Click Next.
3. Click “I accept the terms in the license
agreement” and click Next > Next >Install.
4. Click Finish.
5. The network settings can now be configured.
AP-Key Buttons
1. Double-click AP-key from the Notebook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to (one of the following)
D:\Drivers\05Ap-key\Setup.exe
D:\Drivers\05Ap-key\AKsetup.exe
and click OK.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart your computer.
Driver Installation 4 - 9
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
TouchPad
1. Double-click Touchpad from the Notebook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse...) to
D:\Drivers\06Touchpad\SETUP.EXE and
click OK.
2. Click Next > Next (click Continue Anyway
if asked if you want to continue at any time).
3. Click Finish to restart your computer.
4. You may then configure your TouchPad as
outlined in “TouchPad and Buttons/
Mouse” on page 2 - 11.
4 - 10 Driver Installation
PCMCIA/Card Reader
1. Double-click PCMCIA from the Notebook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse...) to
D:\Drivers\07PCMCIA\setup.exe and
click OK.
2. Click Next > Yes > Finish.
Drivers & Utilities
AutoMail
1. Double-click AutoMail from the Notebook
Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate
(Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\11Automail\SETUP.EXE and
click OK.
2. To continue click Next > Next > Finish.
3. For further details see “Auto Mail Checker”
on page 2 - 8.
Module Drivers
Bluetooth
See the installation procedure in “Bluetooth Module” on page 7 - 4.
PC Camera
See the installation procedure in “PC Camera
Module” on page 7 - 8.
TV Tuner Options
See the installation procedure in “Installing the
LifeView FlyDVB-T Driver” on page 7 - 15, or
“Installing the MPC622 Driver for Windows XP
Media Center Edition (MCE)” on page 7 - 16.
See the following pages for the driver installation
procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.
Wireless LAN
See the introduction in “Intel PRO/Wireless MiniPCI WLAN Module” on page 7 - 2, and check the
installation procedure.
Driver Installation 4 - 11
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
4 - 12
BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software:
Diagnostics: The POST (Power-On Self Test)
Configuration: The Setup utility
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes
to the system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first
and note the original settings found in Setup. Even if you are a beginner, keep
a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information
could be useful if your system ever needs servicing.
BIOS Settings
Warning
Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes, return to
Setup and restore the
Setup Defaults with
<F9>.
There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what
you are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing
them could cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service representative.
Overview 5 - 1
5
BIOS Utilities
POST Screen
5
1.BIOS information
2.CPU type
3.Memory status
4.Enter Setup prompt
appears only during
POST
Note:
The
POST
screen as pictured is
for guideline purposes
only.
The
POST
screen on your computer may appear slightly
different If you have
enabled the Boot-time
Diagnostic
screen
(see page 5 - 9) it will
bypass the POST.
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
Each time you turn on the computer, the system takes a few seconds to conduct a POST, including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory).
As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong.
If there is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a
system summary and prompt you to run Setup.
If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will
load the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without
rebooting.
1
Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Copyright 1985-2003 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved
BIOS Revision: 1.00.D05
KBC/EC Firmware Revision: 1.00.D3
VGA BIOS Revision: BR11800 (256MB)
CPU = Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz
511M System RAM Passed
2048K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk 0: TOSHIBA MK2023GAS
ATAPI CD-ROM: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15RA
Mouse intialized
3
Figure 5 - 1
POST Screen
Press <F2> to enter SETUP
5 - 2 The Power-On Self Test (POST)
4
2
BIOS Utilities
Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and
“non-fatal”.
Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously
wrong with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or
authorized service center as soon as possible.
Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying
the problem (make a note of this message!) followed by the prompt:
• Press <F1> to resume
• <F2> to enter Setup
Press F1 to see if the boot process can continue. It may work, without the correct configuration.
Press F2 to run the Setup program and try to correct the problem. If you still
get an error message after you change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even
worse, call for help.
The Power-On Self Test (POST) 5 - 3
5
BIOS Utilities
The Setup Program
The Phoenix Setup program tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration).
Entering Setup
5
To enter Setup, turn on the computer and press F2 during the POST. The
prompt (Press F2 to Enter Setup) seen in Figure 5 - 1 is usually present for a
few seconds after you turn on the system. If you get a “Keyboard Error”, (usually because you pressed F2 too quickly) just press F2 again.
If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear.
5 - 4 The Setup Program
BIOS Utilities
Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup.
Setup Menus
Along the top of the screen is a menu bar with five (5) menu headings. When
you select a heading, a new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed
on each screen to make changes to Setup.
Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box along the bottom of
the screen. If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help
screen, then use the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page.
The Setup menus
shown in this section
are for reference only.
Your computer’s menus will indicate the configuration appropriate
for your model and options.
The Item Specific Help on the right side of each screen explains the highlighted item and has useful messages about its options.
If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that
subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter
key may execute a command.
The Setup Program 5 - 5
5
BIOS Utilities
Main Menu
Figure 5 - 2
Main Menu
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Main
Advanced
System Time:
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
[22:11:05]
06
[07/21/2005]
System Date:
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
SATA Port 1
5
Security
[20004MB]
[CD-ROM]
[None]
<Tab>, <Shift Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
System Memory
Extended Memory
640 MB
522240 KB
VGA BIOS Revision
256MB BR11800 05/16/05(ATI)
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
System Time & Date (Main Menu)
The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If
you can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will
also change these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes.
5 - 6 Main Menu
BIOS Utilities
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of either a CD
Device or HDD that on the computer’s IDE Channel 0. Use the Auto (Type:)
setting to have the items configured automatically for you.
SATA Port 1(Main Menu)
Pressing Enter here opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of any
hard disks on the computer’s SATA Port 1. Use the Auto (Type:) setting to
have the item configured automatically for you.
5
System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the system memory, and is not user configurable. The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed.
VGA BIOS Revision: (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the Video BIOS version, including the
amount of video memory available. This information is not user configurable.
Main Menu 5 - 7
BIOS Utilities
Advanced Menu
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Advanced
Main
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Advanced Chipset Control
Select options for
Advanced Chipset
features.
National 383 SIO Control Sub-Menu
5
Legacy USB Support:
[Enabled]
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen:
Reset Configuration Data:
Power on Boot Beep
Battery Low Alarm Beep:
[Enabled]
[No]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu)
Pressing Enter here will provide valuable information on your system’s Advanced Chipset Control features. The sub-menu items allow you to configure
advanced settings which affect the power and processor management of the
computer. Unless you are an advanced user, these options are best configured
in your Windows OS. In addition you can enable/disable the Giga LAN PXE
OPROM for network boot.
5 - 8 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
National 383 SIO Control Sub-Menu (Advanced Menu)
Pressing Enter here will provide a sub-menu that controls the configuration
of National 383 SIO devices such as the serial port, and/or the infrared
transceiver (FIR Device).
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the support for Legacy Universal Serial
Bus. Legacy USB support allows USB devices (usually those which don’t require drivers) to be used in operating systems other than Windows (e.g. DOS).
5
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the display on the boot-time Diagnostic
Screen (Note that enabling this option will bypass the POST as illustrated
in Figure 5 - 1 on page 5 - 2).
Reset Configuration Data: (Advanced Menu)
This item is set to No as default. You can change the setting to Yes if you have
installed a new add-on which has reconfigured the system, resulting in such a
serious system conflict that the operating system is unable to boot.
Power on Boot Beep/Battery Low Alarm Beep: (Advanced Menu)
Enable/Disable the audible warning for power and battery low alarm here.
Advanced Menu 5 - 9
BIOS Utilities
Security Menu
Figure 5 - 4
Security Menu
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
5
Supervisor Password Is:
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Password on boot:
[E
Enter]
[Disabled]
Fixed disk boot sector:
[Normal]
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Security Menu
The changes you
make here affect the
access to the Setup
utility itself, and also
access to your machine as it boots up after you turn it on.
These settings do not
affect your machine or
network
passwords
which will be set in
your software OS.
5 - 10 Security Menu
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for access to the Setup utility. This will not affect access to the computer OS, (only the Setup utility) unless you choose to set a
Password on Boot (see over).
BIOS Utilities
Password on boot: (Security Menu)
Specify whether or not a password (supervisor or user password) should be
entered to boot the computer. If “Enabled” is selected, only users who enter a
correct password can boot the system (see the warning in the sidebar). The
default setting is “Disabled”.
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password,
then press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry)
and Enter again to confirm the password clearance.
Fixed disk boot sector: (Security Menu)
If you choose “Write Protect” this will protect against viruses being written
to the hard disk boot sector (this is not a substitute for installing an anti-virus
program - see “Viruses” on page 8 - 4).
Password Warning
If you set a boot password (Password on boot
is “Enabled“), NEVER
forget your password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
Security Menu 5 - 11
5
BIOS Utilities
Boot Menu
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Figure 5 - 5
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Menu
Item Specific Help
Boot priority order:
1: IDE 0:
TOSHIBA MK2023GAS-(PM)
2: IDE 1:
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15RA3: IDE 2:
4: USB FDC:
5:
5
Excluded from boot order:
: USB HDD:
: USB CDROM:
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Keys used to view or
configure devices:
Up and Down arrows
select a device.
<+> and <-> moves the
device up or down.
<f> and <r> specifies
the device fixed or
removable.
<x> exclude or include
the device to boot.
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables a device.
<1 - 4> Loads default
boot sequence.
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e.g. WindowsXP) from the devices listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it
cannot find the operating system on that device, it will try to load it from the
next device in the order specified in the Boot priority order. Item specific
help on the right is available to help you move devices up and down the order.
Boot devices usually are hard drives, floppy drives, and CD-ROMs/DVDROMs and Networks (LANs).
5 - 12 Boot Menu
BIOS Utilities
When you specify a device as a boot device on the Boot Menu, it requires the
availability of an operating system on that device. Most home computers
come with an operating system already installed on “Drive C:”.
If you wish to boot from a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM you will need to add it to the
boot order. As a general rule the order below is recommended:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5
Removable Devices (usually floppy disks)
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive
Hard Drive
LAN
In everyday use you will usually boot from the hard drive, however there may
be occasions when it is advantageous to boot from a floppy disk or CD-ROM/
DVD-ROM.
Network (LAN) Boot
To boot from a network, see “Configuring the Network Boot Protocol” on
page 5 - 14.
Boot Menu 5 - 13
BIOS Utilities
Figure 5 - 6
Configuring the Network Boot Protocol
Boot Agent Menu
1
Enabling Network
Boot
5
Go to the Advanced >
Advanced
Chipset
Control menu to enable the Giga LAN
PXE OPROM option.
Realtek RTL8110S/8169S Gigabit Boot Agent
Press Shift-F10 to configure .........
2
Realtek RTL8110S/8169S Gigabit Boot Agent
Configuration Menu v1.50
Network Boot Protocol
Boot Order
Show Config Message
Show Message Time
PXE
PnP/BEV(BBS)
Enable
3 Seconds
Save the changes and
exit.
At startup, press and
hold the Shift and F10
keys.
Configure the network
protocol.
Save the settings to
automatically
boot
from the network.
5 - 14 Boot Menu
Boot ordered by BBS BIOS, if BBS BIOS present
<Esc>
Quit
<Space>
Change Value
<Enter>
Next Option
<F4>
Save/Quit
Enable the Giga LAN PXE OPROM option from the Advanced >Advanced
Chipset Control menu, and then configure the settings at startup. When you
see the message pictured 1 , press and hold the Shift and F10 keys to get to
the Boot Agent Configuration Menu 2 . Save the settings to automatically
boot from the network at startup.
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
Figure 5 - 7
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit Menu
Exit
Exit
Item Specific Help
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
5
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Choosing to Discard Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out
any changes you have made to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the
original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase
any previous changes you have made in a previous session.
Exit Menu 5 - 15
BIOS Utilities
5
5 - 16
Upgrading The Computer
Chapter 6: Upgrading The Computer
Overview
This chapter contains information on upgrading the computer. Follow the
steps outlined to make the desired upgrades. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your service representative for further help. Before you
begin you will need:
• A small crosshead or Phillips screwdriver
• A small regular slotted (flathead) screwdriver
• An antistatic wrist strap
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
Before working with the internal components you will need to wear an antistatic wrist strap to ground yourself because static electricity may damage the
components. The chapter includes:
•
•
•
•
•
Removing the Battery
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Inserting the 2nd Hard Disk
Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it.
Overview 6 - 1
6
Upgrading The Computer
Power Safety
Warning
6
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals
and cables (including
telephone lines). It is
advisable to also remove your battery in
order to prevent accidentally turning the
machine on.
When Not to Upgrade
These procedures involve opening the system’s case, adding and sometimes
replacing parts.
You should not perform any of these upgrades if:
•
•
•
•
Your system is still under warranty or a service contract
You don’t have all the necessary equipment
You’re not in the correct environment
You doubt your abilities
Under any of these conditions, contact your service representative to purchase
or replace the component(s).
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and screw(s) before turning the computer on.
6 - 2 Overview
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Battery
If you are confident in undertaking upgrade procedures yourself, for safety
reasons it is best to remove the battery.
1.
2.
3.
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
Turn the computer off, and turn it over.
Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place.
Lift the battery out at point 2 , in the direction of the arrow 3 .
1
2
6
Figure 6 - 1
3
Battery Latch
Removing the Battery 6 - 3
Upgrading The Computer
HDD System
Warning
6
New HDD’s are blank.
Before you begin make
sure:
You have backed up any
data you want to keep
from your old HDD.
You have all the CDROMs and FDDs required to install your operating
system
and
programs.
If you have access to the
internet, download the latest application and hardware driver updates for
the operating system you
plan to install. Copy these
to a removable medium.
Figure 6 - 2
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA)
hard disk drives with a height of 9.5mm (h) (see “Storage” on page C - 3).
Follow your operating system’s installation instructions, and install all necessary drivers and utilities (as outlined in “Driver Installation” on page 4 - 5),
when setting up a new hard disk.
1.
2.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 - 5 Model A OR
screws 1 - 11 Model B.
1
2
3
4
11
5
10
9
1
2
5
Bay Screws &
Covers
6 - 4 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
3
4
8
7
6
Upgrading The Computer
For Model A computers (see overleaf for Model B):
3.
4.
5.
6.
Remove screws 12 - 14 from the hard disk assembly.
Pull the tab upward and lift the assembly 15 out of the computer.
Remove the 4 screws 16 - 19 to release the hard disk from the assembly
cover, and remove the connector 20 .
Reverse the process to install any new hard disk.
Figure 6 - 3
12
HDD & Cover
Assembly
Removal
(Model A
Computers Only)
19
18
13
14
15
16
17
20
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive 6 - 5
6
Upgrading The Computer
For Model B computers:
7.
8.
9.
Remove screws 22 & 23 from the hard disk assembly.
Pull the tab upward and lift the assembly 24 out of the computer.
Remove the 4 screws 25 - 28 to release the hard disk from the assembly
cover.
10. Reverse the process to install any new hard disk.
22
6
28
Figure 6 - 4
27
HDD & Case
Assembly
Removal
(Model B
Computers Only)
23
25
26
24
6 - 6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place.
Eject the optical device by carefully sliding the latch 2 in the direction of
the arrow.
Reverse the process to install the new device.
6
Figure 6 - 5
2
Removing the
Optical CD/DVD
Device
1
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device 6 - 7
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
The computer has two memory sockets for 200 pin Small Outline Dual In-line
(SO-DIMM) DDRII (DDR2) type memory modules (see “Memory” on
page C - 2 for details of supported module types). The total memory size is
automatically detected by the POST routine once you turn on your computer.
1.
2.
6
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the bay cover and remove screws 1 - 5 Model A, OR screws 1 11 Model B.
1
Figure 6 - 6
2
3
4
11
Bay Screws &
Covers
5
10
9
1
5
2
3
4
6 - 8 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
8
7
6
Upgrading The Computer
3.
Gently pull the two release latches on the sides of the memory socket in the
direction indicated by the arrows ( 12 & 13 ) in Figure 6 - 7.
Figure 6 - 7
RAM Module
Location
12
13
Contact Warning
4.
The RAM module will 14 pop-up, and you can remove it.
14
14
Be careful not to touch
the metal pins on the
module’s connecting
edge. Even the cleanest hands have oils
which can attract particles, and degrade the
module’s
performance.
Figure 6 - 8
RAM Removal
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 9
6
Upgrading The Computer
5.
6.
6
Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary.
Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors
firmly into the memory slot.
7. The module’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. Make sure the
module is seated as far into the slot as it will go. DO NOT FORCE the
module; it should fit without much pressure.
8. Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the slot levers
click into place to secure the module.
9. Replace the memory socket cover and the screw.
10. Restart the computer to allow the BIOS to register the new memory
configuration as it starts up.
6 - 10 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Upgrading The Computer
Inserting the 2nd Hard Disk
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place.
Eject the installed device (CD/DVD, battery or HDD) by carefully sliding the
latch 2 in the direction of the arrow.
Turn the computer over again, so that the top of the computer is facing
upwards.
Insert the new hard disk until the lock clicks firmly back in place.
2
1
Inserting the 2nd
Hard Disk
Firstly turn the computer over to remove the
battery and eject the
device currently installed in the bay.
It is very important to
turn the computer
back over again (so
that the top cover is
facing up) before inserting the 2nd HDD
assembly. This will ensure the connectors
make proper contact.
Do not force the device
in, it will only fit one
way.
Figure 6 - 9
2nd HDD Insertion
Inserting the 2nd Hard Disk 6 - 11
6
Upgrading The Computer
Warranty
The CPU is not a user
serviceable
part.
Opening this compartment, or accessing the
CPU in any way, may
violate your warranty.
6
Upgrading the Processor
If you want to upgrade your computer by replacing the existing processor with
a faster/new one you will need to contact your customer service representative. We recommend that you do not do this yourself, since if it is done incorrectly you may damage the processor or mainboard.
Unauthorized tampering with the HDD may
also violate your warranty.
6 - 12 Upgrading the Processor
Modules & Options
Chapter 7: Modules & Options
Overview
This chapter contains the information on the WLAN, Bluetooth, PC Camera
and TV Tuner modules which may come with your computer, depending on
the configuration purchased. If you are unsure please contact your service representative.
The chapter includes information on the following:
•
•
•
•
Intel PRO/Wireless Mini-PCI WLAN Module
Bluetooth Module
PC Camera Module
TV Tuner Module Options
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission
devices
aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make
sure the module(s) are
OFF if you are using
the computer aboard
aircraft.
Overview 7 - 1
7
Modules & Options
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
7
Intel PRO/Wireless Mini-PCI WLAN Module
If you have included an Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG (802.11a/b/g) MiniPCI WLAN module in your purchase option, you will have the appropriate
software CD provided for your module.
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft is
usually prohibited. Make
sure the module(s) are
OFF if you are using the
computer aboard aircraft.
Before installing the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Mini-PCI WLAN driver, make sure that the Wireless LAN module is on (the
LED will be green).
Use the Fn + F11 key combination (see “Function Keys” on page 1 - 11) to
toggle power to the Wireless LAN module (make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 6).
Use the Fn + F11 key
combination to toggle
power to the optional
WLAN
module,
and
check the indicator to see
if the module(s) is powered on or not (see
Table 1 - 2, on page 1 9/Table 1 - 4, on page 1 11).
To get help on the network settings you can view the User Guide from the Intel PRO CD-ROM.
Figure 7 - 1
Installation Screen
7 - 2 Intel PRO/Wireless Mini-PCI WLAN Module
Modules & Options
Intel WLAN Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Intel PROSet/
Wireless CD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Install Software (button).
3. Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next > OK.
4. Click OK to complete the installation.
5. You can configure the settings by going to the Intel (R) PROSet
Wireless control panel (Start > Programs/All Programs > Intel
PROSet Wireless), or by double-clicking the taskbar icon
.
User Guide
You can view the User
Guides by inserting the
Intel PROSet/ Wireless
CD-ROM and clicking
View User Guides (button) as per “Installation
Screen” on page 7 - 2.
Figure 7 - 2
Intel PROSet/
Wireless
Intel PRO/Wireless Mini-PCI WLAN Module 7 - 3
7
Modules & Options
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft is
usually prohibited. Make
sure the module(s) are
OFF if you are using the
computer aboard aircraft.
7
Use the Fn + F12 key
combination to toggle
power to the optional
Bluetooth module, and
check the indicator to see
if the module(s) is powered on or not (see
Table 1 - 2, on page 1 9/Table 1 - 4, on page 1 11).
7 - 4 Bluetooth Module
Bluetooth Module
If you have included an Bluetooth module in your purchase option, you will
have the appropriate software CD provided for your module.
Before installing the Bluetooth driver, make sure that the optional Bluetooth
module is on (the
LED will be green). Use the Fn + F12 key combination
(see “Function Keys” on page 1 - 11) to toggle power to the Bluetooth
module. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 1, on page 4 - 6.
Bluetooth Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Bluetooth CDROM into the CD/DVD drive.
2. The program will run automatically.
3. Click Application/Driver Installation (button).
4. The computer will restart automatically.
5. You can configure the settings by going to the IVT Corporation
BlueSoleil - Main Window control panel (Start > Programs/All
Programs > IVT BlueSoleil > BlueSoleil), or by clicking the taskbar
icon .
6. The Installation Guide, User Manual and FAQ Document are all
available from the installation window.
Modules & Options
Send To Bluetooth
User Guide
Right-Click to select any
file and scroll down to Send
To ... Bluetooth Device.
View the BlueSoleil
User Guides from the
Help Menu (or press
the F1 key) in the IVT
Corporation BlueSoleil - Main Window
control panel. Click
BlueSoleil
User
Guides in the Contents tab, and click to
select the appropriate
User Guide from the
panel on the right.
Figure 7 - 3
Bluetooth Control
Panel & User
Guides
Bluetooth Module 7 - 5
7
Modules & Options
Bluetooth Audio Setup
If you wish to use Bluetooth audio devices, it is necessary to setup the audio
recording options in Windows (see Figure 7 - 4 on page 7 - 7).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
7
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and
click Control Panel, then double-click the Sounds & Audio Devices icon
(Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices in Category View).
Click Advanced in the Device volume tab.
Click Options, scroll down and click Properties.
Select Bluetooth AV/HS Audio from the Mixer device menu.
Click OK and close the windows.
To Reset the Audio for Realtek Audio Recording:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7 - 6 Bluetooth Module
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and
click Control Panel, then double-click the Sounds & Audio Devices icon
(Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices in Category View).
Click Advanced in the Device volume tab.
Click Options, scroll down and click Properties.
Select Realtek HD Audio input from the Mixer device menu.
Click Recording (radio button) and the volume controls tickboxes should
appear.
Click OK and close the windows.
Modules & Options
Figure 7 - 4
Bluetooth Audio
Setup
(Windows XP)
7
Click to make volume
controls appear.
Bluetooth Module 7 - 7
Modules & Options
Taking Still
Pictures
Double-click the My
Computer icon on the
desktop, or go the
Start menu and point
to My Computer, then
click it.
Double-click
the
BisonCam, NB Pro
icon.
.
7
PC Camera Module
If you have included an PC Camera module in your purchase option, you will
have the appropriate software CD provided for your module.
Before installing the PC Camera driver, make sure that the optional PC Camera is on (the
LED will be green). Use the Fn + F10 key combination (see
“Function Keys” on page 1 - 11) to toggle power to the PC Camera module. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on
page 4 - 6.
After installing the driver you can run the application software by going to the
BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu and selecting
the BisonCap program.
Click Take a new picture in the Camera
Tasks box.
7 - 8 PC Camera Module
Latest PC Camera Driver Information
Check the PC Camera CD, and any accompanying insert pages, for the latest updated information on the PC Camera driver, which may override the information
provided here.
Modules & Options
Sertek PC Camera Driver Installation (WinXP)
1. Press the Fn + F10 key combination to power on the PC Camera
module (click Cancel if you see a “New Hardware Found” message).
2. Insert the PC Camera CD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive.
3. The program will run automatically.
4. Click Install Products.
5. Choose the language you prefer and click OK.
6. Click Next (click Continue Anyway if asked if you want to continue).
7. When the Found New Hardware Wizard appears click the No, not
this time button, and click Next.
8. Select install the software automatically (Recommended) and click
Next (click Continue Anyway if asked if you want to continue).
9. Click Finish (in the Found New Hardware Wizard) > Finish (in the
InstallShield Wizard) to restart the computer.
10. Run the BisonCap application program from the shortcut on the
desktop, or from the BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All
Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key
combination to turn it on again).
PC Camera Module 7 - 9
7
Modules & Options
PC Camera Audio Setup
If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup
the audio recording options in Windows (see Figure 7 - 5 on page 7 - 11).
1.
7
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and
click Control Panel, then double-click the Sounds & Audio Devices icon
(Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices in Category View).
2. Click Advanced in the Device volume tab.
3. Click Options, scroll down and click Properties.
4. Select Realtek HD Audio input from the Mixer device menu.
5. Click Mic Volume (check box) if it is not checked, then click OK.
6. Make sure the Select (check box) in the Recording Control panel, under
the Mic Volume section, is checked (boost the volume as high as it will go).
7. Click OK and close the windows.
8. Run the BisonCap application program from the Start > Programs/All
Programs > BisonCam menu.
9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Realtek HD Audio input (it
should have a tick alongside it).
10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have
a tick alongside it).
7 - 10 PC Camera Module
Modules & Options
Figure 7 - 5
PC Camera
Audio Setup
(Windows XP)
7
PC Camera Module 7 - 11
Modules & Options
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate
the file size for the capture file in the BisonCap program. You can
choose to ignore this
by clicking Cancel.
7
Pre-allocating space
on the hard disk can
improve the capture
quality (particularly of
large capture files), by
reducing the amount of
work the hard disk has
to do in finding space
for the video data as it
is being captured.
You may find it helpful
to defragment the HDD
before capture.
BisonCap
BisonCap is a video viewer useful for general purpose video viewing and testing, and can capture video files to .avi format.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Run the BisonCap program from the Start > Programs/All Programs >
BisonCam menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before
the capture process - see Set Capture File below).
Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC
Camera Audio Setup” on page 7 - 10) and select Start Capture.
On the first run of the program (if you have not set the captured file) you will
be asked to choose a file name and size (see the sidebar - Pre-Allocating
File Space) for the captured file.
Click OK to start capturing the video, and press Esc to stop the capture.
If you wish to, you may go to the File menu and select Save Captured
Video As..., choose a file name and location, then click Open (you can view
the file using the Windows Media Player).
Set Capture File
You will only be asked to set the capture file name on the first run of the
BisonCap program. When you run the program the next time the file will automatically be overwritten with the newly captured file. To avoid overwriting
files you can go to the Set Capture File.. option in the File menu, and set the
file name and location before capture. Set the name and location then click
Open (you can choose Cancel to ignore the file size if prompted).
7 - 12 PC Camera Module
Modules & Options
Eliminating Screen Flicker
If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap program is flickering, you
can try to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select “Video Capture Filter...”.
Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab).
Figure 7 - 6
Video Capture Filter
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PC Camera Module 7 - 13
Modules & Options
TV Tuner Remote
The remote control unit
provided with the optional TV Tuner will
only function when the
computer is powered
from the AC adapter,
and not while the computer is powered by
the internal battery.
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Point the remote at the
consumer IR transceiver
to
change
channels etc.
TV Tuner Module Options
You may have one of two possible optional Mini-PCI TV Tuner modules supplied with your computer, depending on your purchase configuration. The optional TV Tuner allows you to watch TV, play music CDs, video conference
and capture still images and video on your PC.
The LifeView FlyDVB-T Hybrid (for both analog and digital inputs) MiniPCI TV Tuner Module comes with a remote control unit, and CDs containing the AverTV Utility software & InterVideo WinDVD 4 software.
The YUAN PVR MPC622-MCE TV Tuner module comes with a remote
control unit, and a CD containing driver software for Windows XP Media Center Edition.
The CATV-In jack will only be enabled when the TV Tuner module is installed. Make sure you install any software before connecting the coaxial
cable to the TV antenna input.
TV Antenna
The TV antenna supplied with any TV Tuner module is intended for indoor use only.
Please do not use your TV Tuner module outdoors.
7 - 14 TV Tuner Module Options
Modules & Options
LifeView FlyDVB-T Hybrid Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module
If your purchase includes the LifeView FlyDVB-T Hybrid Mini-PCI TV
Tuner Module, then install the driver and application as per the instructions
below.
Installing the LifeView FlyDVB-T Driver
1. Insert the driver CD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Double-click LifeView DTV and Driver.
3. Choose the language you prefer, and click OK.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
6. Run the program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > LifeView and select the LifeView DTV program, or double-click the icon
on the desktop.
User Manual
Insert the TV Tuner
CD-ROM and doubleclick Acrobat Reader
(button) and follow the
instructions to install
the program (if you
have not already done
so). Double-click User
Manual from the menu
to access the manual.
Installing the InterVideo WinDVD 4 Software
1. Insert the InterVideo WinDVD CD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Next > Yes.
3. Type in the serial number and click Next >........ Next.
4. Click Finish.
5. Run the program from the Start > Programs/All Programs >
InterVideo WinDVD 4 menu, and select the InterVideo WinDVD 4
program, or double-click the icon on the desktop.
TV Tuner Module Options 7 - 15
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Modules & Options
MPC622-MCE
TV Tuner
Note that this TV Tuner
module supports Windows Media Center
Edition Only.
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YUAN PVR Mini-PCI MPC622-MCE TV Tuner Module
If your purchase includes the YUAN PVR MPC622-MCE TV Tuner for Windows XP Media Center Edition, then you will need to install the driver as per
the instructions below. In order to watch TV channels you will need to purchase a copy of Cyberlink Power DVD 5.0.
Installing the MPC622 Driver for Windows XP Media Center
Edition (MCE)
1. Insert the driver CD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive.
2. The CD will autorun,
OR
click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate (Browse..) to
D:\MPC622_WHQL.exe and click OK.
3. Click Next > Finish.
4. To watch TV you will then need to install a copy of Cyberlink Power
DVD 5.0.
7 - 16 TV Tuner Module Options
Troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Overview
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting your service representative, you
may want to try to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible
solutions. This can’t anticipate every problem, but you should check here before you panic. If you don’t
find the answer in these pages, make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the
safety precautions in the preface. If all else fails, talk to your service representative. You should also make
a record of what happened and what remedies you tried.
Of course, if something goes wrong, it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so you should
preview this section just in case. If, after you’ve tried everything, and the system still won’t cooperate, try
turning it off for a few minutes and then rebooting. You will lose any unsaved data, but it may start working again. Then call your service representative.
Overview 8 - 1
8
Troubleshooting
Basic Hints and Tips
Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer
appears not to be working.
• Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power
strip, make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power & Communication Indicators (see
“LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9) to see the computer’s power status.
• Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere.
• Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Standby mode by pressing the
keys configured in your Power Options (see “Configuring the Power Button” on page 3 - 8), the Fn
+ F4 key combination, or power button to wake-up the system.
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• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the
brightness.
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display.
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no floppy disks in any connected drive when you start up your
machine (this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk - Replace the disk, and then
press any key” / “Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart”).
8 - 2 Basic Hints and Tips
Troubleshooting
Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to
hand. Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g.
in a CD wallet.
• Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these
programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided
free with your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so.
• Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if you choose to use a Supervisor password for the BIOS (see “Security Menu” on page 5 - 10).
• Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc.(even if just brief
notes).
Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate
your warranty.
Backup and General Maintenance 8 - 3
8
Troubleshooting
Viruses
• Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which
viruses to look for) up to date. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may
seriously harm your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially
available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.
• Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from
within e-mail attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most
Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. Note: You should also beware of files from
people you know as the virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded
without the person’s knowledge.
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• Keep a “Boot Floppy Disk” or “Bootable CD-ROM” (this disk provides basic information which
allows you to startup your computer) handy. You may refer to your OS’s documentation for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at least
instructions on how to make one).
8 - 4 Viruses
Troubleshooting
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
• Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you
are doing, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system.
• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with
what you are doing.
• Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems
are caused by the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of
any new hardware and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or
“READ ME FIRST”.
• When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will
need to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected.
• Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files
are usually available to download from vendor’s websites).
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 8 - 5
8
Troubleshooting
• Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or
more system components, or software programs. If possible, go back and undo the change you just
made and see if the problem still occurs.
• Don’t over complicate things. The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem
may be found; Example - if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports, and a number of
programs running, then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. Try disconnecting all
of the devices and restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. A process of
elimination (adding and removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source
of a problem, although this may be time consuming.
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8 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
Troubleshooting
Problems and Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You turned on the power
but it doesn’t work.
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the battery is
present and seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to go in one way).
Make sure there’s nothing interfering with the battery contacts.
The Audio "DJ‘‘ player is on. Press the Audio "DJ" power button to turn the player off, then
press the computer’s power button to power on the computer.
The battery LED power
indicator
, is blinking
orange.
Low Battery. Plug in the DC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up immediately,
turn it off then on again.
You are losing battery
power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme (see
“Power Schemes” on page 3 - 4) check its settings. You may also be using a PC Card
device that is drawing a lot of power.
Actual battery operating
time is shorter than
expected.
The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure the battery
is fully discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see “Battery Information”
on page 3 - 9).
Power Options have been disabled. Go to the Control Panel in Windows and re-enable
the options.
A peripheral device or PC Card is consuming a lot of power. Turn off the unused device to
save power.
Problems and Solutions 8 - 7
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The computer feels too
hot.
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the Vent/Fan intakes are not blocked. If
this doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn it off for an hour.
Make sure the computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see “Overheating” on page 1 14). Make sure you’re using the correct adapter.
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag
(or any such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause
the Vent/Fan intakes to be blocked.
Nothing
screen.
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appears
on
The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the sleep/resume key combination, Fn + F4
(see “Sleep Button” on page 3 - 8).
The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control key combinations Fn +
F8/F9. If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure it’s plugged in and turned on.
You should also check the monitor’s own brightness and contrast controls.
The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key combination, Fn
+ F7. If an external monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.
8 - 8 Problems and Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
No image appears on the
external monitor I have
plugged in and powered
on.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the Control
Panel. See “ATI Video Driver Controls” on page B - 1 for instructions on installing and
configuring the video driver.
You forget
password.
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS. Contact
your service representative for help.
the
boot
Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If
you cannot remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on
your hard disk.
The sound cannot be
heard or the volume is
very low.
The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume Control Panel
in the Windows taskbar, or use the key combination Fn + F5 and F6 (see “Audio
Features” on page 2 - 12) to adjust.
The compact disc cannot
be read.
The compact disc is dirty. Clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner kit.
Problems and Solutions 8 - 9
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Troubleshooting
8
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The compact disc tray
will not open when there
is a disc in the tray.
The compact disc is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc using the
eject hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 3).
The DVD regional codes
can
no
longer
be
changed.
The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. See “DVD Regional Codes” on
page 2 - 5.
The Audio “DJ” CD
Player will not turn on
(nothing appears on the
LCD of the player).
The computer is turned ON (see “System Map: Front View (Audio "DJ")” on page 1 12). Check your computer is not turned on (or running in a power saving mode), and if it is,
then shut it down and press the ON/OFF switch on the Audio "DJ" Player.
Unwelcome
numbers
appear when typing.
If the LED
The system freezes or
the screen goes dark.
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter, press the
sleep (Fn + F4) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs are lit.
The system never goes
into a power saving
mode.
Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options menu and
enable the features you prefer (see “System Power Options” on page 3 - 6). Make sure
you have enabled Hibernate mode from the control panel.
The
Wireless
LAN/
Bluetooth/ PC Camera
modules
cannot
be
detected.
The modules are off. Check the appropriate LED indicator to see if the WLAN/Bluetooth/
PC Camera module is on or off (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9). If the LED indicator
is off, then press the Fn + F11 (WLAN), Fn + F12 (Bluetooth) or Fn + F10 (PC Camera)
key combination(s) in order to enable the modules (see “Function Keys” on page 1 - 11).
8 - 10 Problems and Solutions
is lit, then Num Lock is turned ON. (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9).
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The
Wireless
LAN/
Bluetooth/ PC Camera
modules
cannot
be
configured.
The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have installed the
driver for the appropriate module (see the instructions for the appropriate module in
“Modules & Options” on page 7 - 1).
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Problems and Solutions 8 - 11
Troubleshooting
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8 - 12
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
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Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Notebook Ports and Jacks
Item
Built-In Microphone
Description
The built-in microphone allows you to record on your computer
Card Reader Port
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the card
into the slot and it will appear as a removable device.
CATV-In Jack
Use this jack to connect a CATV cable if you have included the optional Mini-PCI TV
Tuner in your purchase.
DVI-Out Port
The DVI-Out (Digital Visual Interface) Port allows you to connect an external monitor, or
Flat Panel Display, to allow dual video or simultaneous display on the LCD and external
monitor/FPD. If you are using an older type of monitor you will need to use a converter to
convert the signal from DVI to VGA.
A
DC-In Jack
Headphone-Out Jack
Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s
volume to a reduced level before connecting to this jack.
A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Line-In Jack
Description
The Line-In jack allows you to play audio sources through the computer’s speakers.
Microphone-In Jack
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
This port allows a high-speed connection to various peripheral devices, e.g. external disk
drives and digital cameras (see note below).
Mini-IEEE 1394a Port
The Mini-IEEE 1394 port only supports SELF POWERED IEEE 1394a devices.
A
RJ-11 Phone Jack
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port connects to the built-in modem. You may plug the telephone line directly into this
RJ-11 telephone connection.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
This port supports LAN (Network) functions.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 3
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
Security Lock Slot
To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be
purchased at any computer store.
Serial Port
A
Connect a serial type mouse to this port.
S/PDIF-Out Jack
This S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) Out Jack allows you to connect your
DVD-capable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver for “5.1” or ‘dts’ surround sound.
S-Video-Out Jack
Connect your television to your computer and view DVDs, VCDs or anything else your
computer can display. You will need an S-Video cable to make the connection. Enable this
jack from the video driver controls.
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
These USB 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) are for low-speed
peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for high-speed peripherals such as
external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. Devices can be plugged
into the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the need to turn the system
off (if the power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure you use the
power supply which comes with the device).
A - 4 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
ATI Video Driver Controls
Appendix B: ATI Video Driver Controls
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features”
on page 1 - 19. This computer features Two different PCI Express video card
options. Model A computers feature an ATI Mobility Radeon X700 (M26)
video card; Model B computers feature an ATI X800 XT Platinum Edition
(M28 PRO) video card.
ATI Video Driver Installation
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on
page 4 - 6.
1. Double-click VIDEO from the Notebook Driver Installation menu.
OR
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\05_VIDEO\M26 OR M28\Setup.exe and click OK.
2. To continue click Next > Yes > Express (click Continue Anyway/
Yes if asked if you want to continue at any time).
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
ATI Video Driver Installation B - 1
B
ATI Video Driver Controls
ATI Taskbar Icon
You can also access
ATI Mobility Radeon
X700/X800 XT Properties by right-clicking
the ATI icon
in the
taskbar. Point to Settings and click ATI Display Settings, then
click Settings (tab).
ATI Mobility Radeon Properties
More advanced video configuration options are provided in the ATI Mobility
Radeon X700/X800 XT Properties control panel:
1.
2.
3.
Open the Display Properties (see “Video Features” on page 1 - 19) control panel.
Click Advanced (button).
Click the ATI Mobility Radeon Properties tabs (see the examples in
Figure B - 2) to adjust video settings. (See the sidebar for information on
the ATI taskbar
icon menus.)
The menus (Figure B 1) will also allow access to Help, Troubleshooting and Schemes
etc.
B
Figure B - 1
ATI Menus
(taskbar Icon)
B - 2 ATI Mobility Radeon Properties
ATI Video Driver Controls
Help Menus
Right-click on almost
any item in the tabs to
bring up the “What’s
This?” button.
Click
the
“What’s
This?” button to bring
up the help menu.
Help Menu
PowerPlay Menu
The menus pictured in
this chapter are from
the
ATI
Mobility
Radeon X700. The
X800 XT has an additional
PowerPlay
menu with power saving features.
Figure B - 2
ATI Mobility Radeon
Properties
ATI Mobility Radeon Properties B - 3
B
ATI Video Driver Controls
Theater Mode
Theater Mode can be
enabled by clicking
Theater Mode Options (button) in the
Overlay tab from the
ATI Mobility Radeon
Properties. (see Figure B - 2). Theater
Mode enables you to
display video playback
in full screen on a secondary monitor.
B
Theater Mode is not
supported if you have
the TV Tuner module
installed.
B - 4 Display Devices
Display Devices
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external monitor/flat panel display or TV/HDTV as your display device. The following are the display options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
The built-in LCD.
An external monitor connected to the DVI-Out port (may require DVI to VGA
converter).
A flat panel display connected to the DVI-Out port (may require DVI to VGA
converter).
A TV/HDTV (HDTV requires an HDTV converter) connected to the S-VideoOut port.
Monitor and TV Tuner
If you are connecting both a monitor/flat panel display to the DVI-Out port, and a
cable/aerial to the optional TV Tuner module, make sure you attach the cable/
aerial to the TV Tuner first, then the monitor.
ATI Video Driver Controls
Attaching Other Displays
If you prefer to use a monitor or flat panel display, connect it to the DVI-Out
Port at the rear of the computer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your external monitor to the DVI-Out port (or TV/HDTV to the SVideo-Out port), and turn it on.
Select the Displays tab in ATI Mobility Radeon Properties.
Click the enable/disable button
/
for the display device you wish to
use.
Click Apply.
Click Yes to accept the settings and OK to save the changes.
Function Key
Combination
You can use the Fn +
F7 key combination to
toggle through the display options:
• Notebook Only
• External Display
Only
• Notebook + External
Display
Make sure you give the
displays enough time
to refresh.
B
Figure B - 3
Display Settings
6.
Select One display as Primary
, the remaining as the Clone
(the
Clone may operate in either Clone Mode, or Extended Desktop Mode).
Attaching Other Displays B - 5
ATI Video Driver Controls
Primary & Clone
Displays
The Primary display in
an Extended Desktop
environment will be associated with display
Icon 1 in the settings
tab.
The Clone display will
set the associated display to show a copy of
the Primary desktop.
B
The Clone display in
an Extended Desktop
environment will show
the portion of the desktop extended from the
Primary display.
B - 6 Display Modes
Display Modes
Single
Only one of your displays is used.
Multiple - Clone Mode
Clone Mode simply shows an exact copy of the Primary display desktop on
the other display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content and each display device can be configured independently.
Multiple - Extended Desktop Mode
Extended Desktop mode treats both connected displays as separate devices,
and they act as a virtual desktop resulting in a large workspace. When enabled,
you can drag any icons or windows across to the other display desktop. It is
therefore possible to have one program visible in one of the displays, and a different program visible in the other display.
ATI Video Driver Controls
Clone Mode
Clone Mode simply shows an exact copy of the Primary display desktop on
the other display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content. Use this feature to display the screen through a projector for a presentation. Each display device can be configured independently as this allows you
to set the options for overhead projectors etc., which require specific resolutions and refresh rates. Click on the bar 1 of the device in question to bring
up the configuration options.
Display Data
Channel
Information
Click the “Use DDC Information” button to
disable/enable DDC.
DDC is a data channel
used by newer monitors to provide information (e.g. maximum
resolution and refresh
rates) to the video
adapter.
1
Different monitors support different resolutions and refresh rates
(experiment for the
best setting).
Figure B - 4
Monitor Properties
Display Modes B - 7
B
ATI Video Driver Controls
Extended Desktop Mode
The system supports Extended Desktop in multiple display environments in
Windows XP. An Extended Desktop creates a desktop spanning multiple displays and acts as a large workspace.
To get this effect:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
B
B - 8 Display Modes
Attach your external monitor to the DVI-Out port (or TV/HDTV to the SVideo Out port), and turn it on.
Select the Displays tab in the ATI Mobility Radeon Properties.
Click the enable/disable button
/
for the display device you wish to
use.
Click Apply.
Click Yes to accept the settings and OK to save the changes.
Use the Display Properties (see “Extended Desktop Monitor
Arrangement” on page B - 9) window to select the second monitor by
clicking on the icon, or select it from the “Display:” pop-up menu.
Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.”.
Click Apply > OK.
Use the Display Properties control panel to drag the monitors to match the
physical arrangement you wish to use.
ATI Video Driver Controls
10. In the example shown in Figure B - 5 the primary monitor 1 is on the left,
the other display is on the right.
Help
Click either the Display popup menu, or click the icon for
the appropriate display.
Further help is available through the taskbar menus (see Figure
B - 1 on page B - 2).
Then click the tick box to extend the primary display’s
desktop to it.
Figure B - 5
Extended Desktop
Monitor
Arrangement
B
11. When Extended Desktop Mode is enabled, drag any icons or windows
across to the other display desktop. It is therefore possible to have one
program visible in one of the monitors, and a different program visible in the
other monitor.
Display Modes B - 9
ATI Video Driver Controls
12. One display will be set to
as one as set to Primary.
Primary. The displays may be switched as long
Figure B - 6
Displays Tab
(Extended Desktop
Mode)
In this picture the notebook LCD
panel is the primary display, and the
desktop may be extended to any attached displays.
13. To switch from Extended Desktop mode back to Clone mode, first uncheck
the tick box to disable the Extended Desktop (via the settings tab in the
Display Properties control panel - Figure B - 5) and click Apply.
14. Repeat the procedure in “Attaching Other Displays” on page B - 5 (make
sure you have selected the appropriate display to get all the ATI
Mobility Radeon Properties options tabs) to return to Clone mode (click
the
/
button to enable any displays if necessary).
B
B - 10 Display Modes
ATI Video Driver Controls
Enabling TV Display
To display desktop images on a TV, connect the TV to your computer by using
an S-Video cable from the TV to the S-Video-Out jack at the rear of the computer (see “System Map: Rear View” on page 1 - 14).
Further help is available to help you troubleshoot your TV connection
through the menus accessed from the taskbar (see page Figure B - 1 on page
B - 2).
Figure B - 7
TV Properties
(Attributes)
Enabling TV Display B - 11
B
ATI Video Driver Controls
The TV Properties tabs allow you to adjust the TV settings and TV Format etc.
Figure B - 8
TV Properties
(Adjustments &
Format)
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Specifications
Appendix C: Specifications
Latest Specification Information
The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. Certain items (particularly processor types/speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed or updated due to the manufacturer's release
schedule. Check with your service center for details.
Feature
Processor
Celeron
Processors are
Available for
Model A
Computers Only:
Core Logic
Specification
Intel Pentium® M Processor
(478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package
Models 730/ 740/ 750/ 760/ 770/ 780
(µ0.09) 0.09 Micron Process Technology
2MB On-die L2 Cache & 533MHz FSB
1.6/ 1.73/ 1.86/ 2/ 2.13/ 2.26 GHz
Intel Celeron® M Processor
(478-pin) Micro-FCPGA Package
Models 350/ 350J/ 360/ 360J/ 370/ 380/ 390
(µ0.09) 0.09 Micron Process Technology
1MB On-die L2 Cache & 400MHz FSB
1.3/ 1.3/ 1.4/ 1.4/ 1.5/ 1.6/ 1.7 GHz
Intel 915PM + ICH6-M
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Specifications
Feature
Specification
Memory
Two 200 Pin SO-DIMM Sockets Supporting DDRII (DDR2) With Speeds Up To 533 MHz
Memory Expandable up to 2GB (256/ 512/ 1024 MB DDRII Modules)
(Note: Do Not Use Other Module Types)
Security
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
BIOS Password
BIOS
One 4MB Flash ROM
Phoenix™ BIOS, Plug and Play
LCD
Model A Computers:
Model B Computers:
15.4" WXGA (1440*900) Flat Panel TFT
OR
15.4" WSXGA+ (1680*1050) Flat Panel TFT
OR
15.4" WUXGA (1920*1200) Flat Panel TFT
Video Card
Options
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17.0" WXGA (1440*900) Flat Panel TFT
OR
17.0" WSXGA+ (1680*1050) Flat Panel TFT
OR
17.0" WUXGA (1900*1200) Glare Type Flat
Panel TFT
Model A Computers:
Model B Computers:
ATI X700 (M26) PCI Express Video Card
128/256MB DDR Video RAM On Board
256-bit Video Memory Interface
PCI Express * 16
Fully Supports DirectX® 9
HDTV Output Support
ATI X800 XT Platinum Edition (M28 PRO)
PCI Express Video Card
256MB DDR-III (DDR3) Video RAM On Board
256-bit Video Memory Interface
PCI Express * 16
Fully Supports DirectX® 9
HDTV Output Support
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Specifications
Feature
Storage
Specification
One Changeable 12.7mm(h) Optical Device (CD/DVD) Type Drive (see “Optional” on page C 6 for drive options) in Removable Bay
One Removable Bay for 2nd Battery or 2nd PATA Hard Disk Drive or Optical Disk Drive
Easy Changeable 2.5" 9.5 mm (h) Hard Disk Drive Supporting ATA 100/ 66/ 33 or SATA 150
The System Supports both PATA (Parallel) and SATA (Serial) Interfaces
Audio
7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Chipset (AZALIA) with UAA (Universal Audio Architecture)
EAX™ 1.0 & 2.0 Compatible
Direct Sound 3D™ Compatible
A3D™ Compatible
16/ 20/ 24-bit S/PDIF-Out Supporting 44.1KHz/ 48KHz/ 96KHz Sample Rate
2 * Built-In Hi-Fi Speakers
Built-In Standalone Audio "DJ" CD Player (Supports MP3 Formats)
Optional
SRS WOW Surround Sound (SRS/ TruSurround/ TruBass / Focus Enhancement)
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Specifications
Feature
Interface &
Communication
Specification
Four USB 2.0 Ports
One Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
One DVI-Out Port
One Microphone-In Jack
One Line-In Jack
One Headphone-Out Jack
One S/PDIF Output Jack
One Serial Port
300K Pixel PC VIdeo Camera Module with
USB Interface (Factory Option)
OR
1.3M Pixel PC VIdeo Camera Module with
USB Interface (Factory Option)
Bluetooth 1.2 Module with USB Interface
(Optional)
Wireless Network Options
Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG (802.11a/b/g)
(Optional)
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Card Reader
One RJ-11 Jack for Plug & Play Fax/Modem
AZALIA 56K Plug & Play Fax/Modem
V.90/92 Compliant
One RJ-45 Jack (Local Area Network)
10MB/100MB/1Gbit PCI-Express
Fast Ethernet On Board
One Infrared Transceiver IrDA 1.1 Compliant
(IrDA 1.1/ FIR/ SIR/ ASKIR)
Infrared Transfer 1cm ~ 30 cm Operating
Distance
115.2K bps SIR
4M bps FIR
One CATV-In Jack (Functions with Optional
TV Tuner Module)
One S-Video-In Jack (Functions with Optional
TV Tuner Module)
One Consumer Infrared (CIR) Transceiver for
TV Remote (Functions with Optional TV
Tuner Module)
Built-In 4-in-1 Card Reader (MS/ MS PRO/ SD/ MMC)
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Specifications
Feature
Specification
Keyboard &
Pointing Device
Winkey Keyboard
Built-In TouchPad with Scrolling Function
PCMCIA
One Type-II PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Slot
Power
Management
Supports ACPI 2.0
Supports Hibernate Mode
Supports Standby
Power
Power Supply - Model A Computers:
Power Supply - Model B Computers:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter 20V,
4.5A (90 Watts), 100~240V, 47~63Hz
Full Range AC/DC Adapter 20V,
6.0A (120 Watts), 100~240V, 47~63Hz
8 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 4.4AH
Environmental
Spec
Temperature
Operating:
Non-Operating:
Physical
Dimensions &
Weight
Model A Computers:
360mm (w) * 287mm (d) * 26 - 39mm (h) Min
3.4 kg (+3%) With 8 Cell Battery & Optical
Device
5°C ~ 35°C
-20°C ~ 60°C
Relative Humidity
Operating:
Non-Operating:
20% ~ 80%
10% ~ 90%
Model B Computers:
397mm (w) * 293mm (d) * 22 - 44.9mm (h)
3.8 kg With 8 Cell Battery & Optical Device
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Specifications
Feature
Optional
Specification
Optical Drive Module Options:
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive Module
DVD-Dual Drive Module
Bluetooth 1.2 Module with USB Interface
8 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 4.4AH
2nd Battery
300K Pixel PC VIdeo Camera Module with
USB Interface (Factory Option)
OR
1.3M Pixel PC VIdeo Camera Module with
USB Interface (Factory Option)
2nd PATA Hard Disk Drive
Wireless Network Options
Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG (802.11a/b/g)
(Optional)
USB Floppy Disk Drive
Mini-PCI Hybrid TV Tuner Card
Mini-PCI MCE TV Tuner Card (Hardware
Decoder)
Sonic Home Theater
Roxio 7.0 CD Burner Software
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C - 6 Specifications