Samsung SN6000 Series Product specifications

First edition (January 1999)
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
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, it may cause
harmful interference in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user may
find the following booklet helpful: "Something About Interference."
This is available at FCC local regional offices. Our company is not
responsible for any radio or television interference caused by
unauthorized modifications of this equipment or the substitution or
attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those
specified by our company. The correction will be the responsibility of
the user. Use only shielded data cables with this system.
Description of EUT
Samsung SN6000 Series Computers
Model Numbers
Samsung SN6000 Series Computers
International
If your equipment has a CE Mark, please note the following International CE Mark
information below.
CE Mark
Samsung Computers sold in Europe comply with the following directives and standards:
Directives
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and Amending Directive 92/31/EEC
CE Marking Directive 93/68/EEC
Standards
Emissions
EN 50081-1:1992(EN 55022:1994+A1:1995 Class B)
EN61000-3 Part 2,3:1995
Safety
EN 60950/A4:1997
Immunity
EN 50082-1:1992
IEC 801-2:1991/prEN55024-2:1992
IEC 801-3:1984/prEN55024-3:1991
IEC 801-4:1988/prEN55024-4:1992
Manufacturer
Manufactured by AST Ireland Ltd for Samsung Electronics Computer Division at:
Raheen Industrial Estate
Limerick
Ireland
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Signed Declaration of Conformity documents for Samsung Notebook products are on file at
the Samsung Electronics facility located at:
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
225 Hook Rise South
Surbiton,
London,
KT6 7LD
UK
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
CAUTION
The laser beam used by this CD-ROM drive unit can be harmful to the eyes. Do not attempt
to open the unit. All service procedures should be performed by an authorized dealer or
distributor.
WARNING
Never use any optical instruments in conjunction with this unit. To do so will greatly
increase the hazard to your eyes.
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Important Safety Instruction
Read all of these instructions, and save these instructions for later use.
• Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this
product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
• Do not use this product near water. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
• Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
• Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation, to ensure
reliable operation of the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register.
This product should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper
ventilation is provided.
• Before connecting this product to a power source, check the required voltage
and frequency match the available power source.
• This computer is powered by an internal battery pack or by an external AC
power source through an external AC adapter. Use of another battery pack or
external AC adapter may present risk of fire or explosion.
• This product is equipped with a 2-wire type plug. If you are unable to insert
the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
• Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord.
• Do not place this product in a location where someone may trip over the cord.
• If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension cord do not exceed
the extension cord ampere rating.
• Never push objects of any kind into this product through the cabinet slots, as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts; that could result in
a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Except as explained elsewhere in this manual, do not attempt to service this
product yourself.
• Handle battery, floppy and CD-ROM drives with care. If dropped, they may be
damaged.
• Do not allow the battery to be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods
of time.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the battery. If the battery is disassembled and
the electrodes are exposed to outside, the battery may generate heat and
smoke by chemical reaction.
• Do not expose the battery to moisture or chemicals.
• Charge the battery only as described in this document.
• Do not short circuit the battery terminals as the resulting high currents can
damage the battery.
• The battery should not be used to power other products.
• Do not dispose of a used battery in a fire or incinerator, as an explosion may
result.
• The battery should be recycled.
• Do not subject the battery to temperature less than -20 degrees Centigrade or
greater than 50 degrees Centigrade.
• Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer problems to the service
representative under the following conditions:
• When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
• If liquid has been spilled into product.
• If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
• If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are
followed, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
Instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage.
Contents
Using Your Documentation ........................................................... 1
SN6000 Series Quick Start ................................................................. 1
This User’ Manual ............................................................................... 1
Opening the Online Manual ................................................................. 2
Getting Around in the Online Manual .................................................. 2
Using Hypertext Links in the Online Manual ....................................... 2
Special Features of the User’s Manual ............................................... 3
Using the Software Documentation ..................................................... 4
Visiting the Samsung Web Site ........................................................... 4
Introducing Your Computer .......................................................... 5
Using Your Computer for the
First Time .............................................................................................. 7
Attaching the AC Adapter .................................................................... 7
Turning On the Computer .................................................................... 8
Understanding POST .......................................................................... 9
Adjusting the LCD Display ................................................................. 10
Turning Off Your Computer ............................................................... 10
Restarting Your Computer ................................................................. 11
Tips for Using Your Computer ........................................................... 11
Traveling with Your Computer ........................................................... 13
Handling Spills ................................................................................... 13
Storing the Computer for Long Periods ............................................. 14
Using the Keyboard ........................................................................ 15
Using the Numeric Keypad ................................................................ 16
Using Special Function Keys ............................................................. 17
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Using the Touchpad ....................................................................... 19
Reading the System Status Lights ........................................... 20
Connecting the Port Replicator ................................................. 22
Connecting Peripheral Devices ................................................. 24
Using the TV-out (composite) Port .................................................... 27
Connecting External Modules .................................................... 29
Using the SmartBay Utility ................................................................. 30
Using the Floppy Drive .................................................................. 32
Using the CD-ROM Drive .............................................................. 34
Using the Hard Drive ...................................................................... 37
Using the Battery ............................................................................. 38
Charging the Battery ......................................................................... 38
Safely Using the AC Adapter and Batteries ...................................... 39
Removing and Inserting the Battery .................................................. 39
Monitoring the Battery Charge .......................................................... 41
Using the Battery Gauge ............................................................ 41
Using PowerProfiler to Monitor the Battery ................................. 42
Battery Warnings ............................................................................... 43
Using System Setup ....................................................................... 44
Starting System Setup ....................................................................... 45
Main Menu ......................................................................................... 47
Advanced Menu ................................................................................ 50
Security Menu ................................................................................... 53
Power Menu ...................................................................................... 55
Boot Menu ......................................................................................... 56
Exit Menu .......................................................................................... 57
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Using System Security .................................................................. 59
System Passwords ............................................................................ 59
Creating a Password ......................................................................... 59
Deleting a Password ......................................................................... 60
Requiring a Boot Password ............................................................... 61
Locking the Hard Drive Boot Sector .................................................. 61
Locking the Floppy Drive ................................................................... 61
Locking the Keyboard ........................................................................ 61
Using Power Management Options ......................................... 63
Maximum Power Saving Mode .......................................................... 63
Standby Mode ................................................................................... 63
Rest Mode ......................................................................................... 64
Rest Mode Precautions ..................................................................... 65
Using PowerProfiler ........................................................................... 65
Creating a Save to Disk Partition .............................................. 67
Changing the Video Configuration ........................................... 69
Resolution and Color Depth .............................................................. 69
Configuring Display Features ............................................................ 70
Selecting a Monitor Type ............................................................ 71
Changing Color Depth and Resolution ....................................... 72
Changing the Video Driver ................................................................ 72
In Windows 98: ........................................................................... 72
In Windows NT 4.0: .................................................................... 73
Working with PC Cards ................................................................. 75
Maintaining PC Cards ....................................................................... 76
Using PC Cards ................................................................................. 76
Windows 98 ................................................................................ 77
Windows NT 4.0 ......................................................................... 78
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Updating the System BIOS .......................................................... 80
Performing the BIOS Update ............................................................. 80
Troubleshooting the BIOS Update .................................................... 82
About Drivers and System Resources ................................... 83
Drivers ............................................................................................... 83
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Using Your Documentation
Congratulations on your purchase of an Samsung SN6000 Series
computer! Whether you are new to using a portable computer or are an
experienced user, your SN6000 Series documentation can help you get
the most from your computer. Your computer comes with the
following documentation:
The SN6000 Series Quick Start
The Online SN6000 Series User’s Manual
Third-party software user documentation
To get up and running quickly, see your SN6000 Series Quick Start.
When you need more in-depth information, turn to your online SN6000
Series User’s Manual.
The following sections tell you where to look for the information you
need.
SN6000 Series Quick Start
You can use the quick start to
Check your package contents
Ger tips on how to quickly set up and use your computer
Get a listing of the computer’s features and specifications
This User’ Manual
This user’s manual can help you to
Learn how to use your computer.
Learn safety and maintence tips.
Learn how to configure your computer.
Get answers to troubleshooting questions.
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Using Your Documentation 1
Opening the Online Manual
Your SN6000 Series online manual is included on the computer’s hard
drive in PDF format. You can view the manual through the Adobe™
Acrobat™ Reader, which is also included on the hard drive.
To open the online manual:
1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar.
2. Select Programs.
3. Select SN6000 Series Online Manual.
4. Click SN6000 Series Online Manual in the SN6000 Series
Online Manual folder. Your online manual appears on the
screen.
Getting Around in the Online Manual
Go to the Acrobat Reader Help for tips on using the Reader toolbar
buttons to get around in the online manual.
To open the Help:
1. Click Help on the Acrobat Reader menu bar.
2. Click Reader Online Guide.
Using Hypertext Links in the Online Manual
Hypertext links are built into the online manual to take you quickly
from one page of the manual to another. You can click on a hypertext
link to go directly from the link to the topic connected to the link.
When the screen cursor is on a hypertext link, the cursor changes from
an open hand to a hand with a pointing index finger. When you see the
cursor change, click the link to jump to the linked topic:
Click on a section title in the Contents to jump to that section in
the manual.
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Click on a page number in the Index to jump to that page in the
manual.
Click on a cross-reference in the text to jump to the section that
is referenced.
Special Features of the User’s Manual
Three types of messages with icons appear in the manual:
A note informs you of special circumstances.
A caution warns you of possible damage to
equipment.
A warning indicates the possibility of personal
injury.
Keys that you need to press to perform certain functions are shown in
the manual enclosed in angle brackets. For example,
<Ctrl>
indicates the control key (Ctrl on the computer’s keyboard).
If you need to press two keys at the same time, the key names are
shown joined by a plus sign. For example,
<Fn+F11>
means that you should press the Fn key and hold it and then press the
F11 key.
If you are new to using computers, see the Glossary. The Glossary
explains general computing terms that are used in this manual and tells
you about some of the differences between portable computers and
desktop computers.
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Using the Software Documentation
Your computer shipped from the factory with several software
programs installed. The software may include its own online or printed
documentation. Refer to the documentation or the Help options in the
software for more information.
Visiting the Samsung Web Site
If you have an internet connection, you can visit the Samsung Web site
at:
http://www.samsungpc.com
Updates on your computer and other Samsung products are
periodically added to the Web site.
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Introducing Your Computer
Your SN6000 Series computer is an ultra-thin lightweight portable
computer that includes features to meet your computing needs at home
or on the road. A port replicator is supplied with each SN6000 Series
system, see Figure 12 on page 25 for more information.
Figures 1 through 3 show you the features of your computer.
LCD latchs
LCD
Speaker
External
module
connector
Touchpad
Mouse
buttons
Power
button
Microphone
AC adapter
connector
Microphone jack
Audio headphone
-out jack
Battery
Status
lights
Figure 1. Front View of Computer
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Serial port
Docking
connector
PC Card
compartment
USB port
Infrared
port
PS/2™ mouse Fan vents
and
keyboard port
Kensington
lock support
Figure 2. Back View of Computer
Battery latch
Labels showing
part number and
serial number
Figure 3. Bottom View of Computer
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Using Your Computer for the
First Time
This section gives you detailed information on using your computer for
the first time.
Attaching the AC Adapter
Your computer runs on power from the battery that came installed in
the computer or from an electrical outlet. The first time that you use
your computer, fully charge the battery by attaching the AC adapter to
the computer and to an electrical outlet. Your AC adapter can accept an
input voltage of 100 to 120 V AC or 200 to 240 V AC.
All batteries lose their charge if they sit unused
for an extended time period. When not used,
your SN6000 Series battery can discharge fully
in 2 to 3 months. The battery may have
discharged in the time it took for the computer
to go from the factory to you.
To attach the AC adapter:
1. Plug the AC adapter into the power connector on the right side
of the computer (Figure 4 ).
2. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter and then to an
electrical outlet.
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Figure 4. Connecting the AC Adapter
The battery starts charging as soon as you plug the AC adapter into an
electrical outlet. The battery charges faster if the computer is turned off
during charging.
If the battery is fully depleted and the computer is turned off, the
battery charges in about 2.5 hours. If the computer is turned on, the
battery charges in about 4 hours. When the battery is charging, the
battery charge light is amber. When the battery is fully charged, the
light turns green.
See “Using the Battery”on page 38 for more information on using your
computer’s battery.
Turning On the Computer
To turn on the computer’s power for the first time:
1. Slide the LCD cover latches apart and hold them (Figure 5 ).
2. Lift up the LCD cover.
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Figure 5. Opening the Computer
3. Press and then release the power button (Figure 6 ).
The power light is on when the computer’s power is on.
Figure 6. Turning On the Computer’s Power
Understanding POST
When you turn on your computer, a routine called POST automatically
runs to test the computer components. The Samsung logo appears on
the screen during POST, if you press the ESC key while the Samsung
logo is displayed you will see several messages on the screen (see
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“Boot Menu” on page 56 for information on disabling the logo screen).
After POST is successfully completed, the computer beeps once.
Screen messages are built into the computer to report both normal and
abnormal system conditions. If an error message appears, take any
action suggested in the message. If the message identifies the error
condition but does not suggest any corrective action, write down the
message and contact Samsung or an authorized Samsung service center
for assistance. (See “Troubleshooting”on page 87 for information on
contacting Samsung.)
Adjusting the LCD Display
You may wish to adjust the LCD display when you begin using your
computer. A TFT LCD does not require adjustment for contrast
because the contrast is set to remain at maximum.
To adjust the brightness of the LCD:
Press <Fn+Right Arrow> to increase the display brightness.
Press <Fn+Left Arrow> to decrease the display brightness.
Turning Off Your Computer
If your computer has a Windows operating system,
turn off your computer by performing the shutdown
procedure described in this section. Otherwise,
you may lose data.
To turn off the computer:
1. Click Start on the taskbar.
2. Click Shut Down.
3. Select the shut down option.
4. Click OK or Yes.
If the operating system is Windows 98, the computer turns
off.
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If the operating system is Windows NT, you receive a
shutdown message and must press the power button to turn
off the computer.
Restarting Your Computer
You may need to restart (reboot) your computer when installing
hardware or software or if the computer does not respond to your input.
A warm (or soft) boot prompts you to save your files, turns off the
computer, and then restarts the computer. A cold boot turns off the
computer without saving your files.
Do not perform a cold boot unless your
keyboard and touchpad have no effect and you
cannot perform a warm boot.
When you perform a cold boot, you lose data
unless it was saved to a storage medium.
To perform a warm (or soft) boot:
1. Click the Start button on the taskbar.
2. Click Shut Down.
3. Select Restart the Computer.
4. Click the Yes button.
5. Save your files if prompted. Your computer reboots.
You can also perform a soft boot by saving your files and pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Del> and then clicking on Shut Down.
You can perform a cold (or hard) boot by pressing the power button to
turn the computer off, waiting five seconds, and then pressing the
power button to turn the computer on.
Tips for Using Your Computer
The following information helps you avoid potential problems as you
use your computer:
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Do not try to disassemble your computer.
Opening the system chassis voids your
warranty. Only an authorized Samsung service
center can replace or add any parts inside the
chassis.
Follow all the instructions and cautions in your computer user
documentation.
The LCD has a polarized surface and can be damaged easily.
To prevent damage, avoid touching the screen.
Use only Samsung approved AC adapters, automobile
adapters, airline adapters, and memory modules.
Because a portable computer is small and has restricted air
flow around components, it is more likely to overheat than a
desktop computer. A fan inside your computer helps to
eliminate some heat. Make sure the fan vent on the side of your
computer is not blocked when you use the computer. (See
Figure 2 on page 6 for the location of the vent.) Occasionally
check the vent and remove any accumulated dust on the
outside.
Avoid using or storing the computer in extremely hot or cold
areas, such as a car on a hot day. Keep the computer away from
heaters and out of direct sunlight. Exposure to excessive heat
may damage computer components.
If you have left your computer in a hot place, let it cool down
slowly to room temperature (with the LCD panel open) before
using it.
Set up your computer work area to avoid physical strain. Sit
with your back straight and supported by your chair. Adjust
your chair or work table so that your arms and wrists can
remain in a relaxed position, parallel with the floor. Avoid
bending or twisting your wrists as you work. Your hands
should “float” slightly above the keyboard. Refer to a book on
office ergonomics for more information on setting up your
work area.
Take frequent breaks from working at the computer to rest
your eyes and stretch your muscles.
Remember to save your data files frequently and to make
backup copies of your files.
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Traveling with Your Computer
If you are traveling by airplane, follow these tips:
Take the computer with you as carry-on luggage. Do not check
the computer with your baggage.
Allow the computer and disks to go through the
X-ray security devices. Do not hand-carry disks through the
walk-through metal detectors, which can cause loss of data.
Make sure that the battery is charged or the AC adapter is
easily accessible. You may be required to turn on the computer
for airport security personnel.
Be prepared to turn off the computer during take off and
landing.
Contact your airline for information about using an optional
airline adapter to power your computer while traveling by
airplane.
Handling Spills
Do not spill anything on your computer. The best way to avoid spills is
to avoid eating and drinking around your computer. If you do spill
something on your computer, turn off your computer, unplug it
immediately, and do the following:
If you spill liquid on the internal keyboard or any external
devices (such as the floppy drive), drain as much of the liquid
as possible. Be careful not to let the liquid drip onto the LCD
panel. Allow the system to dry for several days before trying to
use it.
If you spill liquid on an external keyboard or keypad, unplug it
and drain as much of the liquid as possible. Allow the
keyboard to sit at room temperature for a full day before trying
to use it.
Sweet liquids leave a sticky residue that may
cause damage despite your efforts to dry.
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If you spill liquid on the LCD panel, clean it immediately with
a soft cloth and denatured alcohol. Do not use water, window
cleaner, acetone, aromatic solvent, or dry, rough towels to
clean it.
Some liquids damage the polarized LCD
screen. If your screen is damaged, contact your
authorized Samsung service center for a
replacement.
Storing the Computer for Long Periods
If possible, leave the AC adapter connected to the computer when the
computer is not in use. This helps extend the life of the battery and
keeps the battery fully charged.
If you will not be using the computer for an extended period of time (a
month or more), you should charge the battery until it is completely
full. After you have done so, remove the battery from the unit.
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Using the Keyboard
Your computer has an 87/88-key keyboard (Figure 7 ). By pressing
designated key combinations, you can have access to all the key
functions of a full-sized keyboard.
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Figure 7. Keyboard
Although the layout of the keys on your
computer’s keyboard is different from that on a
desktop computer’s keyboard, the keyboard
feels like a full-sized keyboard when you use it.
The distance between the keys (the pitch) is the
same as on a full-size keyboard (19 mm). The
travel, or space the key goes down when
pressed, is (2.5 mm).
The keys on the keyboard can be grouped into the following categories:
Full-sized typewriter keys are arranged like a standard
typewriter keyboard and are used for text entry.
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Function keys, when pressed together with the <Fn> key,
enable special functions.
Cursor control keys move the cursor. They may perform other
functions, depending on your software.
Windows keys open Windows menus and perform other
special functions.
To clean the computer keyboard, use slightly damp cotton swabs.
Scrub the keys and the surface around the keys. Do not allow liquid to
drip into the keyboard or you may damage the keyboard.
Using the Numeric Keypad
Your keyboard includes a numeric keypad, which is a group of keys
that you can set to type numbers and mathematical symbols, such as the
plus sign (Figure 8 ). A number or symbol on the right corner of each
keypad key shows its numeric function.
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7
*
7
(
8
U
J
) *
9
9
8
I
4
M
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,
P -
6
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.
.
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/
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Figure 8. Numeric Keypad
Press <Num Lock> to turn on the embedded numeric keypad. The
numeric functions of the keypad are enabled and the Num Lock light
turns on.
While the numeric functions are enabled, you can temporarily return a
key to its normal function by pressing <Fn> and the key. For example
to type the letter m, press <Fn+m>.
To turn the numeric keypad off, press <Num Lock> again. The Num
Lock light turns off.
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Using Special Function Keys
The <Fn> key activates special functions when it is pressed in
combination with another key. Table 1 shows the special key
combinations.
Table 1. Description of Special Function Keys
<Fn> Key
Function
Combination
<Fn+F1>
Print screen: In Windows 98 or Windows NT, takes a picture of
the open screen and puts it on the clipboard.
<Fn+F2>
System request: Reserved for use in software programs.
<Fn+F3>
Speed: This key combination is not enabled on SN6000 Series
computers
<Fn+F4>
Backlight: Turns the LCD display off. Press any key (except the
<Fn> key) to turn the LCD display back on.
<Fn+F5>
CRT/LCD: Switches the display between the LCD, the external
monitor, and simultaneous display on both the LCD and the
external monitor.
<Fn+F6>
Gauge: Displays the battery gauge in the upper-right corner of
your screen.
The gauge closes in a few seconds. (See “Monitoring the Battery
Charge”on page 41 for more information on the battery gauge.)
<Fn+F7>
KeyLock: Locks the keyboard and activates password protection.
Type the user or supervisor password and press <Enter> to
unlock the keyboard. If the supervisor password was entered on
boot only the supervisor password will unlock the system. The
<Fn+F7> key combination has no effect unless a password is
enabled in System Setup. The Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll
Lock lights blink in sequencewhen the keyboard is locked.
<Fn+F8>
Mute: Turns the audio output on and off.
<Fn+F9>
Volume down: Decreases the audio volume.
<Fn+F10>
Volume up: Increases the audio volume.
<Fn+F11>
Rest: Puts the computer into rest or suspend mode. To resume
normal operation from rest, press the power button. (See “Power
Menu”on page 55 for more information about the rest mode.)
<Fn+F12>
Scroll: In some applications, sets the cursor-control keys to scroll
the page up or down while the cursor position does not change.
Pressing <Fn+F12> again turns off the scrolling function.
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<Fn+Up
Arrow>
Contrast up: Increases the LCD contrast. Contrast adjustment is
not needed on a TFT LCD.
<Fn+Down
Arrow>
Contrast down: Decreases the LCD contrast. Contrast adjustment
is not needed on a TFT LCD.
<Fn+Right
Arrow>
Brightness up: Increases the LCD brightness.
<Fn+Left
Arrow>
Brightness down: Decreases the LCD brightness.
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Using the Touchpad
Your computer is equipped with the SmartPoint™ touchpad, which is
an integrated-pointing device that is used to perform standard mouse
functions (Figure 9 ). The touchpad is an advanced and reliable
pointing device that works with a touch of your finger.
Figure 9. Touchpad
To use the touchpad:
Place your finger on the pad and move your finger in the
direction you want the cursor to move. The faster you move
your finger, the faster the cursor moves across the screen.
Roll your finger from side to side to move the cursor short
distances.
Quickly tap your finger on the touchpad to click an item.
Tap your finger twice to double-click an item.
Tap and drag your finger on the touchpad to click and drag an
item.
Press on the touchpad gently. The touchpad responds to light
pressure.
You can also use the buttons at the bottom of the touchpad in the same
way you use standard mouse buttons.
For information on attaching and using another pointing device or
keyboard with your computer, see “Connecting Peripheral Devices” on
page 24.
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Reading the System Status Lights
System Status lights show the status of computer functions. The lights
appear on the left edge of the computer (Figure 10). Table 2 describes
the meaning of the lights.
Figure 10. System Status Lights
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Table 2. System Status Lights
Icon
Function of Light
Power light: Light is on when the computer’s power is
on. The light blinks between green and amber when
the battery is low. The light changes to amber when
the system is power-on-suspend mode. The power
light is off if the system is turned off or is in rest mode.
Num Lock light: Light is on when the embedded
numeric keypad is activated. See “Using the Numeric
Keypad”on page 16 for a description of the keypad.
Caps Lock light: Light is on when the caps lock
function is activated. When the function is activated, all
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Connecting the Port Replicator
Turn off your computer before you connect or
disconnect the port replicator, failing to do this
may seriously damage your computer.
1. Close rear port door and slide the inner door open
2. Move the 2 latches on the Port Replicator into the down position
3. Insert the Port Replicator
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4. Move the latches on the Port Replicator into the up position.
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Connecting Peripheral Devices
The connectors on your computer enable you to attach peripheral
devices to the computer (Figure 11), additional connectors are
available if you also use the factory supplied port replicator (Figure
12).
Turn off your computer before you connect a
peripheral device. Connecting a peripheral
device with your computer turned on may
seriously damage the device or your computer.
Figure 11. System Peripheral Connectors
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PS/2 Mouse
port
PS/2 Keyboard
port
USB port
Parallel port
Serial port
Video port
Joystick/MIDI
port
TV-out
(composite) port
Figure 12. Port Replicator Peripheral Connectors
Table 3 shows the icons located near each connector and tells you the
devices that you can attach to the connectors.
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Table 3. Connecting Peripheral Devices
Icon
Connector
Serial port: Plug a serial device, such as a serial printer, into this 9pin port. If the device has a 25-pin connector, you need a 25-to-9pin serial adapter.
Docking connector: Connect a docking option to this connector.
See “Docking Options”on page 96 for more information.
USB port: Connect USB devices to this port. USB input/output
devices include keyboards, pointing devices, and monitors.
PS/2 mouse and keyboard port: Connect a PS/2-compatible
mouse or external keyboard or keypad to this port. Make sure your
computer is turned off when you attach peripherals to the port.
You can use the computer’s touchpad and a PS/2 keyboard at the
same time. If you attach a PS/2 mouse to the port, the computer’s
touchpad may be disabled. See PS/2 Mouse Configuration on
page 50 for more information
Audio headphone-out jack: Connect stereo headphones or
speakers to this jack. Speakers connected to this jack override the
onboard speakers.
Microphone jack: Connect an external microphone to this jack. A
microphone connected to this jack overrides the internal
microphone.
External module port: Connect one end of the external module
cable to this connector and the other end to the external module.
See “Connecting External Modules”on page 29 for more
information.
Mouse port: Connect a PS/2-compatible mouse to this port. Make
sure your computer is turned off when you attach peripherals to the
port.
If you attach a PS/2 mouse to the port, the computer’s touchpad
may be disabled. See PS/2 Mouse Configuration on page 50 for
more information
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Keyboard port: Connect an external keyboard or keypad to this
port. Make sure your computer is turned off when you attach
peripherals to the port.
Parallel port: Plug a parallel device, such as a parallel printer or
network adapter, into this 25-pin port.
Video port: Plug the interface cable of an external monitor into this
15-pin connector and then plug the monitor power cord into a
grounded outlet.
Joystick/MIDI port: Connect a joystick or other game pointing
device to this port. You can also connect a MIDI device to this port.
TV-out (composite) port: Plug an RCA or Phono plug connector
from this port into an external monitor to get video only. No audio is
transmitted via this port. You cannot enable TV Out display unless
the current screen resolution is lower than 1024x768.
Using the TV-out (composite) Port
This feature is only available with Windows 98. Using the TV-out
(composite) port on the port replicator, a compatible TV or other
compatible display device can be connected and an image displayed.
To check if and how your TV displays the TV-out (composite) signal
see the documentation included with your TV.
You cannot enable TV Out display unless the
current screen resolution is lower than
1024x768, See “Resolution and Color Depth”on
page 69 for information on changing your
screen resolution.
To enable TV-out:
1. Enter System Setup and under the Advanced menu, set TV
Standard to the appropriate standard for your TV. (see “Using
System Setup” for information on setting options.)
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2. Reboot your computer.
3. Connect the TV to the TV-Out (composite) port using an
appropriate cable, Figure 13 on page 28
4. Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
5. Select Settings.
6. Click Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears.
7. Double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties window
appears.
8. Click the Settings tab. The Settings screen appears.
9. Click the Advanced Properties button. The Advanced
Properties screen appears.
10. Click the Displays tab. The system will now try to detect a TV
connected to the TV-out (composite) port.
11. Put a tick in the box under the TV symbol
If the TV symbol is greyed out then the system
has not detected a TV, check that the TV
standard in the BIOS is set correctly and that
the TV is connected properly.
12. Click OK and follow the prompts that appear on the screen.
Figure 13. Attaching a TV to the TV-out (composite) port
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Connecting External Modules
SN6000 computers ship from the factory with an external floppy drive
module. For information about the optional CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
drives, see “Using Options” on page 91. These devices are connected
to the computer’s external module port using the external module
cable.
If your operating system is Windows 98 you can
use the SmartBay utility to hot-swap the
external modules. If you do not use Windows
98, make sure that the computer’s power is off
before you remove or install any external
modules.
Only one external module can be used at any one time. Attach one end
of the external module cable to the module and the other to the external
module port on the computer (Figure 14).
Figure 14. Attaching the External Modules to the Computer
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The external module cable must be inserted as shown in Figure 14. To
insert the cable correctly, make sure that
The cable connector labeled System is connected to the
Computer.
The cable connector labeled Unit is connected to the external
module.
Secure the cable by tightening the thumbscrews.
Your computer’s operating system automatically recognises the device
in the SmartBay and configures your computer accordingly.
If the cable does not fit easily, do not force it.
Make sure you have the correct end of the cable
going to the computer and to the external
module.
To remove the cable:
1. Loosen the thumbscrews
2. Pull the cable connectors away from the external module and
the computer.
Using the SmartBay Utility
If your computer shipped with Windows 98, you can use the SmartBay
utility to hot-swap your external modules.
To open the SmartBay utility
1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar.
2. Select SmartBay Hotswap Utility.
To remove an external module:
1. Open the SmartBay Hotswap Utility.
2. Select Remove Device and click Ok.
3. Click Yes on the confimation screen
4. Remove the external module by either disconnecting the cable
from the computer or from the external module.
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5. Click Ok.
To insert an external module:
1. Open the SmartBay Hotswap Utility.
2. Select Insert Device and click Ok.
3. Connect the external module to the computer using the external
module cable. Make sure all connectors are correctly attached.
4. Click Ok to allow your computer to detect the external module.
If you have difficulty in getting an external module detected, go
through the remove procedure and then the insert procedure again.
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Using the Floppy Drive
The computer comes with an external 1.44-MB, 3.5-inch, high-density
floppy drive, which can read, write to, and format the following disks:
A high-density, 3.5-inch disk, which stores 1.44 MB of data.
A double-density, 3.5-inch disk, which stores 720 KB of data.
The floppy drive in your portable computer is
smaller but more power-efficient than a floppy
drive in a desktop computer. To get the best
performance from your floppy drive, handle the
drive carefully when installing or removing it
and use high-quality floppy disks.
The floppy drive connects externally to your computer by cable to a
connector on the outside of the computer. For information on installing
the floppy drive, see “Connecting External Modules” on page 29 and
see “Using the SmartBay Utility” on page 30.
To use a floppy disk, insert it into the floppy drive (Figure 15).
Floppy eject
button
Drive light
Figure 15. Inserting a Floppy Disk
To remove a floppy disk, press the eject button on the floppy drive.
The drive light on the floppy drive is green when the computer writes
to or reads from a floppy disk. Do not remove a disk when this light is
on.
To protect the data on your floppy disks, follow these guidelines:
Keep disks away from excessive heat, direct sunlight, and
liquids.
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Keep magnets and any device that contains a magnet (like the
telephone) away from your disks.
Magnetic fields can destroy the information on
a disk.
Do not write directly on a label on your disk; instead, write on
a disk label first and attach the label to the disk.
Make copies of all your important disks.
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Using the CD-ROM Drive
The external CD-ROM drive module must be puchased separatly, see
“Using Options” on page 91. The CD-ROM drive connects externally
to your computer by cable to a connector on the outside of the
computer. For information on installing the CD-ROM drive, see
“Connecting External Modules” on page 29 and see “Using the
SmartBay Utility” on page 30.
Compact discs are designed so that you can easily insert one into the
computer when you need it, and then remove it:
1. Press the button on the CD-ROM drive, and the tray slides out.
(Do not lean on the tray; it does not support much weight.)
2. Insert a CD, label side up (or remove a disc, if you have finished
using it).
3. Push the tray in gently to close the drive tray (Figure 16).
A light on the drive tray is on when the computer is reading
from a CD. Do not remove a disc when this light is on.
Emergency
eject button
Light
Button
Figure 16. Using the CD-ROM Drive
Install and start a CD-based program as you would a program on a
floppy disk. See your operating system documentation for more
information on running programs.
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The name of the CD-ROM drive is the letter following the letter
assigned to your last hard drive. For instance, if you have one hard
drive with only one hard drive partition, the hard drive is drive C and
the CD-ROM drive is drive D.
If necessary, you can use the emergency eject button to open the CDROM drive. To use the emergency eject button, turn the computer’s
power off and insert a small object, like a bent paperclip, into the hole
to press the button.
Do not place reflective objects in the disc slot
because of possible hazardous laser
emissions.
The laser beam used in this CD-ROM drive is
harmful to the eyes. Do not attempt to
disassemble the CD-ROM drive. Refer servicing
to your authorized Samsung service center.
The on-board audio hardware and software of your computer enable
the computer to play audio compact discs. If you wish to do so, you can
attach external speakers to the audio-line-out jack.
To play an audio compact disc:
1. Insert a compact disc into your CD-ROM drive:
a. Press the button on the CD-ROM drive, and its tray
slides out.
b. Insert a CD, label side up.
c. Push the tray in to close the drive tray. The CD Player
button appears on the taskbar.
The disc begins to play.
A light on the drive tray is on when the computer plays a CD.
Do not remove a disc when this light is on.
2. To adjust the sound, use the volume adjustment dial on the side
of the computer or press the following key combinations:
<Fn+F8> mutes the volume.
<Fn+F9> decreases volume.
<Fn+F10> increases volume.
To remove the CD:
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1. Click the CD Player button on the Windows taskbar to open the
CD Player window (Figure 17).
Play
Stop
Eject
New Artist
<D:>
New Title
Track 1
Figure 17. CD Player Window
2. Click the Stop button in the CD Player Window.
3. Click the Eject button on the CD Player window or press the
button on your CD-ROM drive. The drive tray opens and you
can remove the disc from the CD-ROM drive.
For more information on playing compact discs, see the Help menu in
the CD Player window.
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Using the Hard Drive
Your computer includes an IDE hard drive. The IDE hard drive can
store the data and programs your computer uses.
Although the storage capacity of hard drives varies according to model,
any hard drive holds much more than a floppy disk does. Also, the
computer reads and works with a hard drive more rapidly than with a
floppy disk.
Once information is saved on a hard drive, it remains there until it is
overwritten. Samsung hard drive heads park automatically when you
turn off your computer.
The hard drive that comes with your computer
has already been formatted. Do not format the
hard drive. Doing so destroys all data
contained on the drive. If you need to format or
erase all data on your hard drive, refer to the
manual for your operating system.
The drive in your computer is divided into partitions. Each partition is
2 GB or less so that the partitions can use a 16-bit file allocation table
(FAT-16). The file allocation table enables the partitions to locate files
and directories.Your computer recognizes each partition as a separate
drive, for example, if a hard drive has two partitions, they could be
recognized as drive C and drive D.
Although Windows 98 can work with FAT-16 or FAT-32 (a 32-bit file
allocation table), your computer has been supplied with FAT-16 as
there are software compatibility issues with FAT-32. Older software
that you may have (16-bit software) may require FAT-16 to run.
Similarly Windows NT 4.0 can use FAT-16 or NTFS (the Windows
NT file system). There are utilities included with Windows 98 and
Windows NT 4.0 to convert from FAT-16 to FAT-32 or NTFS, see the
documentation included with your operating system for more
information.
It is not possible to convert from FAT-32 or
NTFS to FAT-16 without reformatting your hard
drive.
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Using the Battery
Your computer uses a smart rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for
power when the AC adapter is not attached to an electrical outlet. The
smart battery gives a accurate measurement of the current battery
capacity which helps extend operating time by enabling effective
power management in operating systems that take advantage of the
accurate information supplied by the battery.
Charging the Battery
Your computer’s battery starts charging automatically when you
connect the AC adapter to the computer. If the computer is off, the
battery charges faster than if the computer’s power is on.
Approximate charging times for your battery are
2.5 hours with the computer off
4 hours with the computer on
While the battery is charging, the battery charge light on the computer
is amber (see Figure 10 on page 20 for the location of the battery charge
light). When the battery is fully charged, the light changes to green.
When you use a new battery pack for the first time or use a battery after
a long period of storage, the initial battery life is shorter than normal.
Normal battery life resumes after a few discharge-recharge cycles, see
Battery Calibartion in system setup on page 58 for more infomation on
discharging the battery.
All batteries eventually wear out and lose the
ability to hold a charge. You may need to
replace your battery pack after a year of
average usage.
Follow these rules for charging your battery:
A battery normally discharges power when not used for long
periods of time. Be sure to recharge the battery every two
months when it is not in use.
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Make it a practice to discharge your battery fully before
recharging the battery. This can help extend the life of the
battery.
Do not attempt to charge the battery in temperatures of under
41o F (5o C) or over 95o F (35oC.)
Safely Using the AC Adapter and Batteries
Follow these guidelines to safely use the AC adapter and batteries:
Turn your equipment off and unplug the AC adapter if you
accidentally:
– Expose the equipment to liquid.
– Drop, jar, or damage the computer.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries, AC adapters and auto/
airline adapters.
Do not disassemble the battery, heat it above 122° F (50° C), or
burn it. The battery used in this computer may cause a fire or
chemical burn if mistreated.
Your computer's smart rechargeable battery may be considered
hazardous waste. If you replace your battery with a new one:
– Keep the old battery out of the reach of children.
– Dispose of the old battery promptly.
– Make sure that you follow all state and local
requirements when you dispose of the old battery.
Removing and Inserting the Battery
Your computer comes with the battery pack inserted. To remove the
battery pack:
1. Turn the computer’s power off.
2. Close the LCD panel and turn the computer over so that the
bottom of the unit faces up.
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Figure 19. Inserting the Battery
Monitoring the Battery Charge
Battery life is affected by factors such as the power-management
settings in System Setup, the applications you use, and the brightness
of the LCD. Under normal usage, the battery charge lasts
approximately 2.5 hours.
Battery life estimates are subject to variation.
The actual life of your battery may be less than
the estimates given in the documentation.
You can monitor the charge of the battery pack installed in your
computer through the battery gauge.
Using the Battery Gauge
You can display the battery gauge while you are in any program. Press
<Fn+F6> to display the battery gauge on the LCD (Figure 20).
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Figure 20. Battery Gauge
The gauge has two sections:
The top section of the gauge shows a picture of a battery to
indicate that the computer is operating from the battery.
The bottom section of the gauge shows you the amount of
battery charge remaining.
While the battery gauge is displayed, all keys are disabled. The battery
gauge closes in a few seconds.
Using PowerProfiler to Monitor the Battery
PowerProfiler enables you to set power-management options for
computers shipped with Windows NT installed. To use PowerProfiler
to monitor the battery charge, place the cursor on the battery icon in the
right corner of the taskbar. PowerProfiler shows you the amount of
battery charge remaining.
The color of the battery icon also indicates approximate battery charge:
Green: Charge is adequate to power computer.
Yellow: Charge is low.
Red: Charge is very low.
You can determine at what battery charge level PowerProfiler shows
the low and very low colors. The default setting for the very low level
is 20 percent battery charge remaining.
To set battery monitoring options in PowerProfiler:
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1. Double-click the PowerProfiler battery icon to open the
software.
2. Click the Battery tab.
3. Set options under Battery Status and Alarm Settings.
For more information on PowerProfiler, see the Help option in the
PowerProfiler software.
Battery Warnings
Your computer gives you the following low-battery warnings (Table
4).
Table 4. Battery Warnings
Warnings
Condition
Action to Take
The computer beeps 5
times (low-pitched
beeps). In Windows 98,
a battery-low warning
appears on screen.
Battery low: The battery
charge is about 10
percent. Approximately
5–10 minutes of battery
charge is left.
Save your work and turn
off your computer, insert a
fully charged battery to
continue. Use the AC
adapter to power the
computer.
The computer beeps 5
Battery very low: The
times (high-pitched
battery charge is about 3
beeps), with a short time percent.
between beeps. After a
short time, the computer
automatically goes into
rest mode.
Use the AC adapter to
power the computer and
charge the battery.
If you cannot run your computer from the battery and the battery will
not charge when you attach the AC adapter, the problem may be that
The battery temperature is over 95° F (35° C) or below 41° F
(5° C). If you think the battery temperature is too hot or too
cold, turn off the computer, remove the battery, and let the
battery reach room temperature. Then try charging the battery
again.
The battery is defective. Replace the battery with a new
battery.
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Starting System Setup
To start System Setup, turn on your computer and then press <F2>
when prompted. The System Setup screen appears.
The top of the System Setup screen has a menu bar with the selections
listed in Table 5.
Table 5. System Setup Menus
Menu
Function
Main
Changes the basic system configuration.
Advanced
Configures advanced features on your
computer.
Security
Enables security features, including
passwords and backup and virus-check
reminders.
Power
Configures power-management features.
Boot
Specifies the order of boot devices.
Exit
Specifies how to exit System Setup.
To open a menu, use the left or right arrow keys to select the menu
name.
Table 6 lists the keys you can use to navigate through System Setup.
Table 6. System Setup Navigation Keys
Navigation
Key
Alternate
Key
Function
<F1>
<Alt+H>
Displays the General Help window.
<Esc>
<Alt+F5>
Exits the current menu.
<Left Arrow>
and <Right
Arrow> keys
Keypad
arrow keys
Select a different menu.
<Up Arrow>
and <Down
Arrow> keys
Keypad
arrow keys
Move the cursor up and down between
fields in the current menu.
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<Tab>
Moves the cursor forward through the
cells for a highlighted field. If the field
has only one cell, the <Tab> key moves
the cursor down to the next field.
<Tab+Shift>
Moves the cursor backward through the
cells for a highlighted field. If the field
has only one cell, the <Tab+Shift> key
combination moves the cursor up to the
previous field.
<Home>
<PgUp>
Moves the cursor to the field at the top of
the window.
<End>
<PgDn>
Moves the cursor to the field at the
bottom of the window.
<F5>
<->
Scrolls backwards through the options
for the highlighted field.
<F6>
<+> or
<Space>
Scrolls forward through the options for
the highlighted field.
<F9>
Sets all the parameters in System Setup
to their default values.
<F10>
Exits System Setup and saves the
changes.
<Enter>
Executes commands or opens a
submenu.
An arrow symbol appearing to the left of a field indicates that you can
open a submenu from this field. A submenu contains additional options
for a field. To open a submenu, highlight the field and press <Enter>.
Use the same keys to enter values and move from field to field within
submenus as you use within menus.
When you highlight a field, information about the field appears on the
right side of the screen. System Setup also provides a General Help
screen that can be opened from any menu by pressing <F1> or
<Alt+H>. The General Help screen lists the navigation keys with their
corresponding alternates and functions.
When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, more
information is available than can be displayed in the window. Use the
<PgUp> and <PgDn> keys or the <Up Arrow> and <Down Arrow>
keys to scroll through the entire help document. Press <Home> to
display the first page, or press <End> to go to the last page. To exit the
help window, press <Enter> or <Esc>.
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If your computer will not boot after you have changed settings in
System Setup and exited the program, reboot and press <F2> to reenter
System Setup. Once in System Setup, you can try to change the values
that caused your computer boot to fail. If the problem persists, press
<F9> to load the default values.
Main Menu
When you open System Setup, the Main menu appears. You can make
changes to your computer’s basic system configuration from this
menu. The fields displayed in this menu are described below.
System Time: Sets your computer to the time that you specify, usually
the current time. Enter the hour, minute, and second in the format
hh:mm:ss. Use a 24-hour clock. Use the tab key to move between the
hour, minute, and second cells. Use the hyphen key <-> or <Space> bar
to decrease or increase the numbers.
System Date: Sets your computer to the date that you specify, usually
the current date. Enter the month, day, and year in the format
mm:dd:yyyy. Use the tab key to move between the month, day, and year
cells. Use the hyphen key <-> or <Space> bar to decrease or increase
the numbers. This field supports year dates of 2000 and beyond.
Legacy Diskette A: Specifies a drive type for floppy drive A. Drive A
is the floppy drive that is attached using the external module cable to
your computer, see “Using the Floppy Drive” on page 32. Diskette A
options are Disabled and 1.44/1.25 MB 3½ (default).
IDE Adapter1 and IDE Adapter2: The Main menu contains two IDE
adapter fields to configure these drives. IDE Adapter1 defines the hard
drive installed in the computer. IDE Adapter2 defines the CD-ROM
drive.
To configure your hard drive, move the cursor to select the IDE
Adapter1 field in the System Setup Main menu, and then press the
<Enter> key. The IDE Adapter submenu appears.
Normally, you can use the Auto field in the submenu to automatically
set the values for the other fields in the submenu. Manually set the other
fields in this submenu only if the drive you have installed in your
computer is not recognized by System Setup.
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After you make your selections from this submenu, press the <Esc>
key to exit back to the Main menu.
You do not need to configure the drive that came with your computer.
Before attempting to configure a hard drive,
make sure you have the configuration
information supplied by the manufacturer of
the hard drive. Incorrect drive settings can
cause your computer to malfunction.
Each IDE adapter field calls up a submenu. The following fields are
found in the submenu:
Type: Configures the drive type. Options are Auto, None,
DVD/CD-ROM and User. All remaining fields in this submenu
are then filled with the correct values for the disk type. If you
do not have the documentation that came with your hard drive,
try to use the Auto option as described above.
To configure a drive that is not one of the 39 standard drive
types, specify User. Manually enter the number of cylinders,
heads, and sectors for your drive. Refer to your drive’s user
documentation or look on the drive to obtain this information.
If no drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not
replacing it, select None.
Cylinders: Configures the number of cylinders for the hard
drive. Refer to your drive’s user documentation or look on the
drive to obtain this information. Before you can make changes
to this field, the Type field must be set to User.
Heads: Configures the number of read/write heads for the hard
drive. Refer to your drive’s user documentation or look on the
drive to determine the correct value to enter for this field.
Before you can make changes to this field, the Type field must
be set to User.
Sectors: Configures the number of sectors per track for the
hard drive. Refer to your drive’s user documentation or look on
the drive to determine the correct value to enter for this field.
Before you can make changes to this field, the Type field must
be set to User.
Maximum Capacity: Displays the maximum capacity of your
hard drive. This field is for reference only.
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Multi-Sector Transfers: Sets the number of sectors per block
to the highest number supported by the drive. Configuration
options are Disabled, 2 Sectors, 4 Sectors, 8 Sectors, and 16
Sectors. The default setting for this field depends on the type of
hard drive installed in your computer. Before you can make
changes to this field, the Type field must be set to User or
DVD/CD-ROM.
LBA Mode Control: Enables or disables 28-bit addressing of
the hard drive, without regard for cylinders, heads, and sectors.
Note that enabling this field may decrease the access speed of
the hard drive. The default setting for this field depends on the
type of hard drive installed in your computer. Before you can
make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to User or
DVD/CD-ROM.
32 Bit I/O: Enables or disables 32-Bit I/O. When Enabled
(default), your hard drive can work with applications with 32bit input and output. If the field is Disabled, your computer
works with 16-bit input and output and has lower performance.
Transfer Mode: Selects the method for transferring data
between the hard drive and system memory. Refer to your
drive’s user documentation to specify the correct option for
this field. Options are Standard; Fast PIO 1, Fast PIO 2, Fast
PIO 3, Fast PIO 4, FPIO 3 / DMA 1 and FPIO 4 / DMA 2.
Before you can make changes to this field, the Type field must
be set to User or DVD/CD-ROM.
SMART Monitoring: SMART (self-monitoring analysis and
reporting technology) software monitors the performance of
your computer’s IDE hard drive. When the SMART Device
Monitoring field is enabled, you receive a warning message if
the SMART software detects an impending drive failure. This
field is for reference only.
Ultra DMA Mode: Enables the hard drive to use ultra DMA
transfer mode to transfer data between the drive and system
memory. Options are Disabled, Mode 0, Mode 1 and Mode 2.
Set the Type field to Auto to select the optimum transfer mode
Memory Cache: Opens a submenu that enables or disables external
cache memory. Cache memory improves system performance by
keeping frequently used computer instructions in memory with a faster
access time than DRAM.
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The submenu fields are:
Memory Cache: Enables (default) or disables your computer’s
(level 2) cache memory. Normally, do not disable the cache
memory unless a program’s documentation specifies that the
computer cache memory must be disabled.
Cache Extended Memory Area: Controls the caching of
system memory over 1 MB. Options are Write Back (default),
uncached, Write Through and Write Protect. Normally, Write
Back is the optimal setting but if you are experiencing
problems try changing the ssettings.
Cache D400 - D7FF: Enables or disables (default) caching of
shadowed option ROMs in the D400-D7FF region.
Cache D800 - DBFF: Enables or disables (default) caching of
shadowed option ROMs in the D800-DBFF region.
System Memory: Displays the amount of conventional memory
detected by your computer during startup. This field is for reference
only.
Extended Memory: Displays the amount of extended memory
detected by your computer during startup. This field is for reference
only.
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this field are Single Mouse (default) and Dual Mouse. If you
set this field to Single Mouse, the touchpad mouse is disabled
when an external PS/2 mouse is attached. Select Dual Mouse
to have both the touchpad mouse and the PS/2 mouse enabled
at the same time.
I/O Device Configuration: Opens the I/O Device Configuration
submenu if you press <Enter> when this field is highlighted. If you
attempt to set two ports to the same settings, the fields will be marked
with asterisks.
The submenu contains these fields:
Serial port A: Configures serial port A. The options for this
field are Enabled (default) and Disabled. If you set this field to
Enabled, you can set the Base I/O Address field to 3F8 IRQ4
(default), 2F8 IRQ3, 3E8 IRQ4, or 2E8 IRQ3. When the field is
set to Enabled, the computer’s operating system uses the
default configuration or the configuration you choose. If you
select Disabled, you free up an IRQ for use by another device.
Serial port B: Configures the infrared port. The options for
this field are Auto, Enabled (default) and Disabled. If you set
this field to Enabled, you can set the Base I/O Address field,
the Mode field and the DMA channel field. Settings for the
Base I/O Address are 3F8 IRQ4, 2F8 IRQ3 (default), 3E8
IRQ4, or 2E8 IRQ3. Settings for the mode field are FIR
(default), Normal, IrDA and ASK-IR. Setting the mode field to
FIR (fast infrared) enables you to set the DMA channel to 3
(default) or 1. Select Normal to enable a second physical serial
port.
When the Serial port B field is set to Enabled, the computer’s
operating system uses the default configuration or the
configuration you choose. If you select Disabled, you free up
an IRQ for use by another device.
Parallel port: Configures the parallel port. The options for this
field are Auto, Enabled (default) and Disabled. If you set this
field to Enabled, you can set the Mode field and the Base I/O
Address field. Settings for the Base I/O Address field are 378
IRQ7 (default), 378 IRQ5, 278 IRQ7 and 278 IRQ5. Settings
for the Mode are Output only, Bi-directional, EPP (enhanced
parallel port), and ECP (default, extended capabilities port).
Selecting the ECP setting enables you to set the DMA Channel
to 1, 2, or 3.
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When the Parallel port field is set to Enabled, the computer’s
operating system uses the default configuration or the
configuration you choose. If you select Disabled, you free up
an IRQ for use by another device. If Auto is selected the BIOS
or the computer’s operating system chooses the configuration
Floppy disk controller: Configures the floppy disk controller.
The options for this field are Enabled (default), Auto, and
Disabled. When the Floppy disk controller field is set to
Enabled, the computer’s operating system uses the default
configuration for the controller. Selecting Auto enables the
operating system or the BIOS to configure the port.
Installed O/S: Select the operating system installed on your computer.
Options are Win95/Win98 APM, Win98 ACPI/WinNT5.0 and Other.
Set this field to Other if your computer uses an operating system that is
not plug and play compliant, such as Windows NT 4.0. With an
operating system that is not plug and play compliant, you manually
change the settings for the COM1, COM2, and LPT ports. The BIOS
will recognize the new settings. Choosing an incorrect setting may
cause some operating systems to behave unexpectedly.
Boot-time Logo Screen: Enables the Samsung logo screen during
POST. The options are Enabled (default) and Disabled. To view the
POST screen during boot choose Disabled.
QuickBoot Mode: Enables certain diagnostics to be skipped during
POST which decreases the time needed to boot the system. The options
are Enabled (default) and Disabled.
CPU BIOS Update: Enables CPU Micro Code updates during POST.
The options are Enabled (default) and Disabled.
USB device: Configures the USB controller. The options for this field
are Enabled and Disabled (default). When the USB device field is set
to Enabled, the computer’s operating system uses the default
configuration for the controller. If you select Disabled, you free up an
IRQ for use by another device.
Screen Expansion: Enables the expansion of the screen during boot.
When your computer starts, the screens are in 640x480 resolution
during boot and then automatically change to the resolution you have
specified in the Windows settings. When this field is enabled, the
opening screens are expanded beyond 640x480. The default is
Enabled.
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TV Standard: Selects the TV Standard to be used when using the TV
out (composite) port .Options are NTSC, PAL (default), PAL-M, PAL60, NTSC-J and SCART-PAL.
Local Bus IDE adapter: Enables the integrated IDE local bus
adapters. Options are Both (default), Disabled, Primary and
Secondary. The Both option enables both the primary IDE adapter (for
the hard drive) and the secondary IDE adapter (for the CD-ROM drive)
on the computer.
Large Disk Access Mode: Enables your computer’s operating system
to work with drives larger than 540 MB. Choose DOS (default) for
Microsoft operating systems. Choose Other for any other operating
systems.
Security Menu
Selecting Security from the menu bar displays the Security menu. Your
computer’s advanced security system allows you to set two different
passwords to prevent unauthorized access to system resources, data,
and System Setup. From the Security menu, you can enable a boot
password, disk access, a system backup reminder, and a virus check
reminder.
Security fields marked with an asterisk can only be changed if you start
System Setup with a system supervisor password or if no passwords are
in effect. You cannot access these fields with a user password.
Set User Password: Enables you to set a user password to control
access to the system at boot. See “Creating a Password”on page 59 for
instructions on setting a password.The user password allows restricted
access to the System Setup Security menu; the user has access only to
changing his own password and to enabling or disabling Password on
boot. A supervisor password must be set before a user password can be
set
Set Supervisor Password:* Enables you to set the supervisor
password to control access to the System Setup utility. See “Creating a
Password”on page 59 for instructions on setting a password.
Password on boot: Determines whether the computer prompts for a
password when starting up. The options are Enabled and Disabled. A
supervisor password must be set before you can enable this option.
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Fixed disk boot sector:* Enables you to write-protect the hard drive
boot sector to protect against viruses and alterations. Only a user with
the supervisor password can access this field. The options for this field
are Normal (default) and Write Protect.
Diskette access:.* Enables you to restrict the use of floppy drives.
When set to Supervisor (default), the use of floppy drives is restricted
to a user with the supervisor password. A supervisor password must be
enabled before the Supervisor option can take effect. When set to User,
users with either type of password have access to floppy drives. If the
field is set to Supervisor and a user password is enabled, the user must
enter the supervisor password in order to boot from the floppy drive.
Virus check reminder:* Enables the computer to prompt you to scan
the computer for viruses. The prompt appears each time you start your
computer or reboot until you respond with Y (yes). The options for this
field are:
Daily: Every day when you start your computer for the first
time, the prompt appears.
Weekly: When you start your computer for the first time each
week (after Sunday), the prompt appears.
Monthly: When you start your computer for the first time each
month, the prompt appears.
Disabled: The prompt never appears. This is the default
setting.
For a Daily, Weekly, or Monthly prompt to be accurate, System Date in
the Main menu must be set to the current date.
System backup reminder:* Enables the computer to prompt you to
backup your files. The prompt appears each time you start your
computer or reboot until you respond with Y (yes). The options for this
field are
Daily: Every day when you start your computer for the first
time, the prompt appears.
Weekly: When you start your computer for the first time each
week (after Sunday), the prompt appears.
Monthly: When you start your computer for the first time each
month, the system backup prompt appears.
Disabled: The prompt never appears. This is the default
setting.
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For a Daily, Weekly, or Monthly prompt to be accurate, System Date in
the Main menu must be set to the current date.
Power Menu
The Power menu of System Setup allows you to enable and adjust your
computer’s sophisticated power-saving features. Enabling these
features extends the life of the battery.
If your computer shipped with Windows 98 installed, Windows 98
Power Management works with the settings in the Power Management
option on the Control Panel.
If the AC adapter is plugged in all power management is disabled.
Power Saving Mode: Sets the power management mode. Choosing
modes changes the system power management settings. The options
are Maximum Power Savings (default) and Maximum Performance.
Maximum Power Savings conserves power by slowing down the
microprocessor while Maximum Performance does not slow the
microprocessor.
Standby Timeout: Sets the period of computer inactivity (no user
input or device activity) that must pass before your computer
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is in this mode. This rest mode is also known as suspend to
RAM.
When the computer enters save to disk mode, it will not
resume normal operation at a specified time no matter how the
Resume On Time field is set.
Rest Timeout: Sets the amount of time that the computer needs to be
in Standby before entering Rest Mode. You can disable this option by
selecting Off. The default setting is 10 min.
Resume On Time: Enables the computer to resume operation from
rest mode at a scheduled time. The computer will resume only if the
Rest Mode field is set to Power On Suspend, not Save To Disk. If you
set this field to On, you must set the Resume Time field as well. The
default setting is Off.
Resume Time: Specifies the time for your computer to automatically
resume from rest mode. Enter two-digit numbers to indicate the hour,
minutes, and seconds in the format hh:mm:ss. Use a 24-hour clock. Use
the tab key to move between the hour, minute, and second cells. Use
the hyphen key <-> or <Space> bar to decrease or increase the
numbers. You must set this option if you enable Resume On Time.
Boot Menu
The Boot menu enables you to select a boot device and set boot options.
Floppy check: Enables a check of the floppy drive during the tests
performed by the computer at startup. When this field is enabled, a
complete POST is performed at startup. The options are Enabled and
Disabled (default).
Summary screen: Displays the system configuration when the
computer starts. The options are Enabled and Disabled (default).
Boot Device Priority: Enables you to select the order in which the
computer attempts to boot from different devices. The field has three
options: ATAPI CD-ROM Drive, Diskette Drive and Hard Drive.
To choose a device as the first, second, or third boot device:
1. Press <Enter> at the Boot Device Priority field
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2. Highlight the option with the <Up Arrow> or <Down Arrow>
key.
3. Press the <Space> bar or <-> (hyphen key) until the option
moves up or down in the list of options and the number 1, 2, or
3 appears beside the option.
4. Press <Esc> to return to the Boot menu.
The default setting is 1. Diskette Drive, 2.Hard Drive and 3.ATAPI
CD-ROM Drive.With these default settings, your computer first
attempts to boot the floppy drive. If there is no floppy disk in the floppy
drive, the computer will attempt to boot from the hard drive and then a
bootable CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
Exit Menu
Select Exit from the menu bar to display the Exit menu.
Pressing <Esc> does not exit this menu. You
must select one of the options from this menu
or a menu bar item to exit this menu.
Exit Discarding Changes: Enables you to exit System Setup without
saving your changes. When you select this item and press <Enter> a
message appears asking you if you want to save changes before exiting.
Choose No and press <Enter> to exit without saving changes. Choose
Yes and press <Enter> to save changes and exit.
Exit Saving Changes: Enables you to exit System Setup and saves
your changes. When you select this item and press <Enter>, a message
appears asking you if you want to save your changes and exit System
Setup. Choose Yes and press <Enter> to save your changes and exit.
Choose No and press <Enter> to remain in System Setup.
Load Setup Defaults: Loads the default values for all System Setup
parameters. When you select this option and press <Enter>, a message
appears asking if you want to load the default configuration. Choose
Yes and press <Enter> to load default settings and remain in System
Setup. Choose No and press <Enter> to retain your changes and remain
in System Setup.
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Discard Changes: Enables you to discard the selections you have
made and restore the values you previously saved. When you select this
option and press <Enter>, a message appears asking if you want to load
the previous configuration. Choose Yes and press <Enter> to load the
previous settings and remain in System Setup. Choose No and press
<Enter> to retain your changes and remain in System Setup.
Save Changes: Saves your selections without exiting System Setup.
When you select this option and press <Enter>, a message appears
asking if you want to save configuration changes. Choose Yes and press
<Enter> to save changes and remain in System Setup. Choose No and
press <Enter> to discard changes and remain in System Setup.
Battery Calibration: Enables you to discharge the system battery
completely for a more accurate battery level detection. This option only
works with the smart battery if the AC Adapter is not plugged in.
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Using System Security
This section describes the security options provided with your
computer.
System Passwords
The computer provides two levels of password security:
administrative-level (supervisor) and user-level (user). Either
password prevents unauthorized access to the computer. The
supervisor password enables full access to all System Setup fields. The
user password enables full access to only the Set User Password and
Password on boot security fields and read access to all other System
Setup fields. (See “Security Menu”on page 53 for a complete list of
System Setup security fields.)
If multiple users have access to the computer (such as in a network
environment), a supervisor password can prevent unauthorized access
to certain security options.
Choose the type of password security that is appropriate for your work.
If you want to set a user password, you must set a supervisor password
first.
Creating a Password
To create a password:
1. At startup, press <F2> to open System Setup.
2. Use the <Right Arrow> key to select the Security menu.
3. Use the <Down Arrow> key to select Set Supervisor Password
or Set User Password.
4. Press <Enter>. The Set Password dialog box appears.
5. Type a password of up to seven characters. You can enter letters
or numbers, but you cannot use the function keys, such as
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<Shift>. Your computer does not distinguish between
capitalized and lowercase letters in your password. As you type
the password, the cursor moves but your password does not
appear on the screen.
6. Press <Enter> after you have typed your password. The
computer prompts you to reenter your password for
verification.
7. Type your password again and press <Enter>. A message
appears telling you that the changes have been saved. Press
<Enter> again to return to the Security menu.
8. Press <Esc> to go to the Exit menu.
9. Select Exit Saving Changes, press <Enter>, and press <Enter>
again to restart the computer.
Deleting a Password
To delete the password:
1. At startup, press <F2> to open System Setup.
2. Type your password when prompted and press <Enter>.
3. Use the <Right Arrow> key to select the Security menu.
4. Use the <Down Arrow> key to select Set Supervisor Password
or Set User Password.
5. Press <Enter>. The computer prompts you to enter the current
password.
6. Press <Enter>. The computer prompts you to enter a password.
Do not type anything.
7. Press <Enter>. The computer prompts you to re-enter the
password. Do not type anything.
8. Press <Enter>. A message appears telling you that the changes
have been saved. Press <Enter> again to return to the Security
menu.
9. Press <Esc> to go to the Exit menu.
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10. Select Exit Saving Changes, press <Enter>, and press <Enter>
again to restart the computer.
Requiring a Boot Password
After you create a supervisor or user password, you can enable the
computer to prompt for a password each time it starts.
To enable the prompt, select the option Enabled in the Password on
boot field in System Setup. For more information about the Password
on boot field, see “Security Menu” on page 53.
Locking the Hard Drive Boot Sector
If you have an supervisor password, you can lock the hard drive boot
sector to protect against viruses or alterations.
To lock the hard drive boot sector, select the option Write protect in the
Fixed disk boot sector field in System Setup. For more information
about the Fixed disk boot sector field, see “Security Menu” on page 53.
Locking the Floppy Drive
If you have an supervisor password, you can lock the floppy drive so
that a user with only a user password cannot load personal software,
which may introduce a virus into the computer.
To enable the floppy lock, select the option Supervisor in the Lock
Floppy field in System Setup. For more information about the Lock
Floppy field, see “Security Menu” on page 53.
Locking the Keyboard
The keyboard lock enables you to protect your system when you walk
away from it for a time. To use the keyboard lock, you must first enable
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a password through System Setup. (See “Creating a Password”on page
59 for instructions.To lock your keyboard, press <Fn+F7>. To unlock
your keyboard, type your password and press <Enter>
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Using Power Management Options
Your computer includes power-management options that can help the
battery charge last longer and extend the life of the battery, LCD panel,
and other components. Power-management options slow down or shut
off system components when the components are not being used.
Power management slows down system performance. Your computer
runs fastest with the AC adapter attached, when no power management
is in effect. If you disconnect the AC adapter the LCD brightness is
reduced to save power. See page 18 for information on increasing the
LCD brightness.
If your computer shipped with Windows 98 installed, Windows 98
Power Management works with the settings in the Power Management
option on the Control Panel. If your computer uses DOS or Windows
95, Power Management works with the settings in System Setup
If your computer shipped from the factory with Windows NT installed,
PowerProfiler power management software was included.
Maximum Power Saving Mode
In maximum power saving mode, the microprocessor runs at slow
speed to conserve power. To enable this mode , set the Power Saving
Mode field in System Setup to maximum power saving mode.
Standby Mode
The Standby Timeout field in System Setup enables you to specify the
time period that the computer can remain idle (no user input or disk
activity) before the computer enters standby mode. You can disable
this option by selecting Off, or you can specify a Standby Timeout delay
time of from 1 to 16 minutes.
In standby mode, the system and video memory and the video
controller slow down. The LCD backlight, hard drive, floppy drive, PC
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Card controller, and some other devices turn off to save energy. DPMS
(a form of monitor power management) to an external monitor is
invoked.
To resume from standby, touch the touchpad. Do not press any keys on
your keyboard.
If you press a key to resume from standby, your
computer will recognize the function of the key
you pressed and perform that function. For
example, if you press <N> and a document is
open, an “n” is typed into your document.
If you enable both standby and rest modes, your computer enters
standby when the delay time you chose for standby has elapsed, and
then enters rest mode when the delay time you chose for rest mode has
elapsed since the computer entered standby.
Rest Mode
The Rest Timeout field in System Setup enables you to specify the time
period after the entering standby before the computer enters rest mode.
You can disable this option by selecting Off, or you can specify a Rest
Timeout delay time of 5 to 60 minutes.
The Rest Mode field in System Setup defines what type of rest mode
your computer enters, see "Rest Mode" on page 55 for more
information.
You can press <Fn+F11> to manually place your computer into rest
mode.
When you use the <Fn+F11> key combination,
your computer may postpone entering rest
mode during a critical operation, such as
reading from or writing to the hard drive.
To resume to full-power mode, press the power button.
Once all devices return to full-power mode, all active software
applications and system states are restored to exactly how they were
before your computer entered rest mode.
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When your computer enters or resumes from save to disk mode,
screens appear indicating system status. These status screens do not
appear when the computer enters or resumes from power on suspend.
Rest Mode Precautions
Observe the following precautions when using rest mode:
Save all open files before you press <Fn+F11> to manually
place your computer into rest mode.
Do not try to resume to full-power mode using battery power if
the battery charge is low. If the battery charge is too low, the
system may not be able to resume fully. Plug in the AC adapter
if your computer cannot resume normal operation because of a
low battery charge.
When your computer is in power on suspend or
save to disk mode, do not connect or remove
any devices (including PC Cards or external
modules) because you may damage the
computer or resume to full power may fail. If a
floppy disk is in the floppy drive, do not remove
it or switch it with another disk.
However, you can plug in the AC adapter if the
resume to full power fails because of a low
battery charge.
When the computer is in save to disk mode, you
can remove and replace the battery.
Using PowerProfiler
PowerProfiler enables you to set power-management options for
computers shipped with Windows NT installed. To open the
PowerProfiler window, double-click the battery icon on the right
corner of the Windows taskbar. If you click the icon with the right
mouse button, a menu appears with an option to put the computer in
rest (rest mode).
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Click the Standard tab in PowerProfiler to set timeouts for the LCD and
the hard drive. You can also set power management to be enabled
Always, Battery Only, or Never. The Advanced screen in PowerProfiler
enables resume from rest options, and the Battery screen enables
options to conserve battery life.
Keep the following in mind when using PowerProfiler:
If you disable power management in PowerProfiler, the setting
overrides any power-management settings in System Setup.
If you enable LCD and hard drive timeouts in PowerProfiler
and the standby timeout in System Setup, the LCD and hard
drive turn off when the shortest timeout period in either
program passes.
If you disable the Resume on Time field in System Setup, the
same field in PowerProfiler is also automatically disabled. An
easy way to work with these two fields is to set the resume time
to 0 in System Setup and set the actual resume time that you
desire in PowerProfiler.
PowerProfiler maintains the accuracy of the
system clock when the computer resumes from
rest mode. If PowerProfiler is closed or
removed from your hard drive, your system
clock may not be accurate when your computer
resumes from rest mode.
For more information on PowerProfiler, see the Help option in the
PowerProfiler software.
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Creating a Save to Disk Partition
The hard drive shipped in your computer has a save to disk partition in
which data from system and video memory is stored during save to disk
mode. The partition is the maximum size needed for your computer and
supports system memory of 160 MB.
If you need to repartition your hard disk, you can create a save to disk
partition using the Phoenix PHDISK utility, provided with your
computer.
If you do not intend to use save to disk mode,
you do not need to create a save to disk
partition.
To create the save to disk partition:
To create a save to disk partition, you need a
DOS bootable disk that contains PHDISK,
FDISK and the Format command.
1. Create a Phoenix PHDISK utility disk from the Samsung
Restore CD-ROM. See “Using the Samsung Restore CDROM”on page 88 for more information
2. Shut down your computer
3. Connect the floppy drive to the computer. (See “Connecting
External Modules”on page 29 and see “Using the Floppy
Drive” on page 32 for instructions.). Switch on your computer.
4. Enter System Setup and under the Boot menu, set Diskette
Drive as the first boot device. (see “Using System Setup” for
information on setting options.)
5. Insert the bootable disk into the floppy drive and start your
computer.
6. After your system boots, remove the startup disk from the
floppy drive and insert the PHDISK disk.
7. At the A: prompt, type:
phdisk /c 167936 /p
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and then press <Enter>.
PHDISK automatically creates a save to disk partition of the
maximum size for your computer.
When the save to disk partition has been created, the following
message appears:
Save to disk partition created
successfully
If you do not intend to use the save to disk
mode, you can delete the save to disk partition
on an Samsung hard drive using PHDISK /
delete. Then you can repartition and reformat
the save to disk partition for some other
application. Back up your hard drive before
deleting the partition if you feel unsure of how
to do this.
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Changing the Video Configuration
Your computer includes an TFT LCD or active-matrix display. The
capabilities of the screen plus the video drivers installed on the
computer determine the quality of the image your LCD can display.
The following sections describe the display capabilities of your
computer.
Resolution and Color Depth
The resolution of the LCD is the sharpness of the image it can display.
Resolution is measured by the number of pixels (individual dots)
displayed on the entire screen. In general, the more pixels the LCD can
display, the better the image.
Your LCD screen is either SVGA or XGA:
The maximum display for the SVGA LCD screen is 800x600,
about 480,000 pixels.
The maximum display for the XGA LCD screen is 1024x768,
about 800,000 pixels.
The number of colors the LCD can display is measured by how many
bits the LCD uses to represent each pixel:
8-bit color can support 256 different colors.
16-bit color can support 64 K (65,536) colors.
24-bit color can support 16 M (16.8 million) colors.
32-bit color can support 16 M (16.8 million) colors.
24-bit color uses the RGB color model.
32-bit color uses the CMYK color model which gives better printed
color matching.
Table 7 lists the basic video mode capabilities and maximum colors
supported by your computer.
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Table 7. Video Driver Capabilities
Software
Drivers
Windows 98
Windows
NT® 4.0
Resolution Supported
Number of
Colors
320x200, 320x240, 512x384, 640x350, 640x400,
640x480, 720x480,720x576, 800x600, 864x480,
1024x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x1024,
1600x1200
256
320x200, 320x240, 512x384, 640x350, 640x400,
640x480, 720x480,720x576, 800x600, 864x480,
1024x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x1024,
1600x1200
65,536
320x200, 320x240, 512x384, 640x350, 640x400,
640x480, 720x480,720x576, 800x600, 864x480,
1024x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x1024
16.8 million
320x200, 320x240, 512x384, 640x350, 640x400,
640x480, 720x480,720x576, 800x600, 864x480,
1024x600, 1024x768, 1152x864
16.8 million
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864,
1280x1024, 1600x1200
256
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864,
1280x1024, 1600x1200
65,536
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864,
1280x1024
16.8 million
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864
16.8 million
All these video modes can be displayed on an external monitor.
However, if you disconnect an external monitor that was attached to
your computer and then start the computer, the LCD may revert to a
different resolution than the one you chose for the external monitor.
Configuring Display Features
The following sections describe how to configure the display settings
on your computer.
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Selecting a Monitor Type
When you attach an external monitor to your computer, Windows 98
automatically selects display settings for it (this feature is not available
in Windows NT). If you wish, you can adjust the display settings by
selecting a monitor type:
1. Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears.
4. Double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties window
appears.
5. Click the Settings tab. The Settings screen appears.
6. Click the Advanced Properties button. The Advanced
Properties screen appears.
7. Click the Monitor tab.
8. Click the Change button. The Update Device Driver Wizard
screen appears.
9. Click the Next button.
10. Select the Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location
radio button and click the Next button.
11. Select the Show all hardware radio button.
12. Select a manufacturer and model setting that matches your
external monitor. Your computer has an intelligent video chip
set that automatically matches your LCD panel resolution and
frequency when an external monitor is not present.
13. Click the Next button.
14. The Update Device Driver Wizard screen appears showing the
driver location of the device you have selected. Click the Next
button.
15. Follow any prompts that appear on the screen.
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Changing Color Depth and Resolution
To change the color depth and resolution of your LCD or external
monitor:
1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears.
4. Double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties window
appears.
5. Click the Settings tab. The Settings screen appears.
6. To change the color depth, click the arrow next to Color palette
and select the color depth you want.
7. To change the resolution, click and drag the knob under the
Screen area until you select the resolution you want.
8. Click the OK button.
9. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen.
Changing the Video Driver
It is possible that you may want to update your video driver or that your
installed video driver has become corrupt so that the display is
unusable.
In Windows 98:
1. Click on the Start Button. The Start Menu appears.
2. Select Settings and click on Control Panel, double click on
Display. The Display Properties window appears.
3. Click the Advanced button. The properties screen for your
currently installed video driver appears
4. Select the Adapter menu.
5. Click the Change button. The Update Device Driver Wizard
window appears.
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6. Click the Next button.
7. Select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so
you can select the driver you want. Click the Next button.
8. Click the Have disk button. If the driver is on a floppy disk
insert it into the floppy drive or if you want to use the origianl
factory driver insert the Samsung Restore CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive. Click the Browse button and locate driver you
want to install. Click the OK button.
9. Select the new driver in the Select Device screen and click the
Ok button.
10. Click the Next button to install the new driver and follow any
directions on the screen to finish setting the display properties.
In Windows NT 4.0:
1. As the computer starts, select Windows NT Workstation Version
4.00 [VGA mode] as the operating system and press <Enter>.
2. Log on to the computer as supervisor. The Invalid Display
Settings window appears.
3. Click the OK button. The Display Properties window appears.
If the Change Display window appears, go to step
6.
4. Select the Settings menu.
5. Click the Display Type button. The Display Type window
appears.
6. Click the Change button. The Change Display window appears.
7. Click the Have disk button. If the driver is on a floppy disk
insert it into the floppy drive or if you want to use the origianl
factory driver insert the Samsung Restore CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive. Click the Browse button and locate driver you
want to install. Click the OK button.
A line similar to the following line appears under the Display
option: ATI Technologies Inc. 3D Rage LT Pro.
8. Click OK. The Third-Party Driver window appears.
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9. Click Yes. The driver is copied. A window appears telling you
the driver has been successfully copied.
10. Click OK. Remove the disk from the floppy drive. Close the
open windows on the screen.
11. Click Yes when prompted to restart the computer. As the
computer restarts, select Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00
as the operating system and press <Enter>.
12. Log on as supervisor. The Invalid Display Settings window
appears.
13. Click the OK button. Click the Test button at the Display
Properties window and follow any directions on the screen to
finish setting the display properties.
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Working with PC Cards
By installing PC Cards, you can add functions to your portable
computer similar to those found on add-in boards for desktop
computers. Available PC Cards include:
Input/output, such as modem, network, pager, video capture,
and SCSI cards.
Storage, such as hard drive cards.
Combo cards, such as a combination modem and network card.
Your computer includes the following PC Card support:
Two PC-Card slots: You can install Type I, II, or III cards in
the slots. Type III cards are thicker than Types I and II. If you
install a Type III card in the bottom slot, you cannot install a
card in the top slot.
CardBus hardware and software: CardBus enables the
computer to use 32-bit PC Cards. Windows 98 supports 32-bit
and 16-bit PC Cards. The SystemSoft® CardWizard™ for
Windows NT program, provided with systems that ship from
the factory with Windows NT installed, also supports both 32bit and 16-bit cards.
Zoomed video: Both PC Card slots and the video chip on your
computer support zoomed video. When you install a zoom
video PC Card in either slot, data can be transferred directly
from the PC Card to video and audio systems without going
through the microprocessor. Video conferencing and real-time
multimedia devices, such as video cameras, are supported by
zoom video.
To use the CardBus and zoomed video
technology, install the CardBus and Zoomed
Video drivers provided with your PC Card. If no
drivers were supplied with your card, contact
the PC Card manufacturer. ATA and modem PC
Cards do not require extra drivers.
The following sections tell you how to work with PC Cards.
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Maintaining PC Cards
To maintain your PC Cards, follow these guidelines:
Keep cards away from excessive heat, direct sunlight, and
liquids.
Do not drop, bend, flex, or crush cards when handling.
Keep dust, magnets, and static electricity away from PC Cards.
When a card is not in use, carry it in its protective carrying
case.
Some PC Cards include cables that extend from the back of the
cards. Be careful not to bend or put excessive strain on these
cables.
Using PC Cards
You can install PC Cards while the computer is on.
To insert a PC Card into a slot:
1. Open the slot door.
2. Align the card with a slot and insert the card into the slot until it
locks in place (Figure 21 ).
Eject buttons
PC Card
Figure 21. Inserting a PC Card
To remove a PC Card from a slot:
1. Open the slot door.
2. Press the eject button once and it springs out.
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3. Press the eject button again to eject the card, see Figure 22 on
page 77
PUSH
Figure 22. Removing a PC Card
Windows 98
Windows 98 automatically assigns computer resources (such as
communication ports and memory addresses) to a PC Card installed in
your computer. For further information on configuring a PC Card in
Windows 98, see the index entry PC cards in the Windows Help.
Windows 98 also handles power management for PC Cards.
To remove a PC Card from your computer:
Use the following procedures to remove PC Cards,
or you may lose data that is being stored to a card.
1. Click the PC Card icon on the taskbar.
2. Click Stop for the card you want to remove. A message appears
telling you it is OK to remove the card.
3. Push the card eject button on the side of the PC Card slot.
4. Pull the card out of the PC Card slot.
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Windows NT 4.0
Systemsoft Card Wizard is shipped with notebook computers that use
Windows NT as the operating system. When you install a PC Card,
CardWizard attempts to configure it automatically. If Card Wizard
successfully assigns system resources to your card, the computer beeps
twice.
If CardWizard cannot automatically configure your PC Card, the
computer beeps once and a message appears telling you that the card
has not been configured. Click the Wizard button on the CardWizard
window. CardWizard then analyzes why the card was not configured
and fixes the problem or gives you information to help fix the problem.
CardWizard works with the PowerProfiler program to manage PC
Cards when the computer enters or resumes from rest mode.
CardWizard gives you instructions to prevent loss of data before the
computer enters rest mode or may stop the computer from entering rest
mode. ATA and modem cards can enter rest mode.
Follow these guidelines when using PC Cards with CardWizard:
LAN (local-area network) cards can be inserted while the
computer is on but should be removed only when the system is
turned off.
SCSI cards should be inserted at startup to enable Windows
NT to find the device attached to the SCSI card. SCSI cards
can be removed when the computer is turned off. If you restart
your computer without the SCSI card installed, a message may
appear telling you that a service did not start. You can ignore
this message.
Modem and ATA cards can be inserted and removed while the
computer is on.
Before you remove a modem or ATA card from
your computer, stop the card through the
CardWizard program or you may lose data.
To stop and remove a PC Card from your computer:
1. In the SystemSoft CardWizard screen, click with the right
mouse button on the name of the card you want to remove.
2. Click Stop in the Actions menu. A red stop sign appears on the
main screen when the card is stopped.
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3. Click OK.
4. Push the card eject button on the side of the PC Card slot.
5. Pull the card out of the slot compartment.
For more information on using the CardWizard program, see the
CardWizard Help.
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Updating the System BIOS
Your computer uses flash BIOS, which enables you to update the BIOS
easily from a floppy disk. If Samsung releases a BIOS update for your
computer, copy the disk image to your hard drive from
The Samsung Web site:
http://www.samsungpc.com/
Performing the BIOS Update
Before performing the BIOS update, please note the following rules:
Do not interrupt the power while updating the BIOS.
Interrupting the power may create a fatal error, causing your
computer to become inoperable once it has been turned off. If
the power is interrupted, turn off your computer and call your
authorized Samsung Service Center.
If your computer is connected to a docking device, disconnect
it.
Do not attempt a BIOS update unless the AC adapter is
connected.
Under the Boot menu in System Setup, set Diskette Drive as
the first boot device. (See “Boot Menu”on page 56 for
information on setting the option.)
Write down your System Setup settings before you perform a
BIOS update. (See “Recording the Computer Hardware
Configuration”on page 108.)
To perform the BIOS update:
1. Attach the AC adapter to your computer, plug the adapter into
an electrical outlet, and turn on the computer.
2. Copy the BIOS disk image from the BBS or the Samsung Web
site onto your computer’s hard drive.
3. Insert a formatted floppy disk in the floppy drive.
4. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar and click Run.
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5. Type the path to the extract utility. The utility is in the BIOS
update files you copied to the hard drive.
6. Click the OK button.
7. Follow the instructions on the screen to make your BIOS update
disk.
8. Leave the disk in the computer and restart the computer.
9. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the BIOS
update.
10. After the BIOS update is completed, enter System Setup and set
the following fields:
Check the System Time and System Date fields to make
sure they display the current time and date.
Set the Installed O/S . Choose the correct setting for
your operating system. If you use Windows NT 4.0
select Other as it does not support plug and play
technology.
Set Infrared port (in the I/O Device Configuration
submenu). Setting the port to Disabled disables the
infrared link and frees an IRQ for another device.If
you purchase infrared software, you can use the
infrared link with Windows NT.
Set USB Device to Disabled. Setting the port to
Disabled frees an IRQ for another device. USB
devices are not supported by Windows NT 4.0.
restore other fields to the settings noted on your configuration
listing if you wish.
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Troubleshooting the BIOS Update
If the flash BIOS update was not successful, make sure that
You have the right update BIOS for your machine.
You have completely inserted the disk into the floppy drive.
The BIOS update disk has not been damaged or corrupted.
The AC adapter is connected.
Then try the BIOS update again. If the problem continues, contact your
authorized Samsung reseller.
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About Drivers and System
Resources
This section gives you basic information about drivers and system
IRQs.
Drivers
A driver is a program that enables the operating system to work with a
hardware device. Your computer includes drivers for the audio, video,
touchpad, keyboard, CD-ROM drive, hard drive, floppy drive, and PC
Card controller. When you add a device to your computer, such as a
printer, you must install a driver for that device.
Different drivers are used by different operating systems. If you need
drivers for an operating system other than Windows 98 or Windows
NT, check the Drivers directory in your restore CD-ROM, drivers for
some other operating systems are included there.
IRQs
Most of the devices in your computer or connected to your computer
need their own IRQ. The IRQ is a hardware line that a device can use
to send signals to the microprocessor. When the device needs the
microprocessor’s service, the device sends an interrupt request signal
to the microprocessor.
The number of IRQs available for any computer is limited by industry
standards. Because it ships with numerous features, the SN6000 Series
computer uses most of the available IRQs. If you add another device to
your computer, you may need to disable an existing device to free up
an IRQ for the new device. IRQ resources are of particular concern
when the computer is attached to a docking device.
The IRQs that are used by default on your computer are listed in Table
8.
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Table 8. Ascentia SN Series IRQs
IRQ
Component (Windows 98)
Component (Windows NT
0
System timer
System timer
1
Keyboard
Keyboard
2
Internal Controller
Internal Controller
3
Infrared Port (COM 2)
(available)
4
Serial Port (COM 1)
Serial Port (COM 1)
5
Sound, USB
Sound, USB
6
Floppy controller
Floppy controller
7
ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
8
System CMOS/ Real Time Clock
System CMOS/ Real Time Clock
9
In Windows 98, you can configure a device so that the device is
disabled when you connect your computer to a docking station but
enabled when the computer is not connected to the docking station.
With this configuration, an IRQ is available for a peripheral device that
you can connect the docking station. See your docking station manual
for more information.
Enabling the Infrared Port
If your computer’s operating system is Windows 98, you can enable
and use the infrared port. If your computer’s operating system is
Windows NT 4.0 you will need to purchase additional software to use
the Infrared port.
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If you are unable to transfer files with the infrared port, check the
following:
Make sure the Serial port B field in System Setup is set to 2F8,
IRQ 3. The field is in the Advanced Menu under I/O Device
Configuration.
The receiving device must be positioned properly. There must
be no more than three feet (or one meter) of distance between
the computer’s infrared port and the receiving infrared device.
The sending and receiving devices need to be on the same level
vertically. Place them on the same table if possible.
Make sure the infrared ports on the sending and receiving
devices face each other, with no more than a 30 degree angle
between the two infrared ports.
Make sure that nothing is obstructing the file transfer path
between the computer’s infrared port and the receiving infrared
device.
If you still cannot transfer a file, see the documentation for the
infrared software.
Service Pack 3 for Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft® Service Pack 3 (SP3) is included with computers shipped
from the factory with Windows NT installed. Any time you change or
add components to your Windows NT system, you need to reinstall
SP3.
The version of SP3 on your computer’s hard drive includes the correct
video driver for your system. If possible, always install this version on
your computer.
To install SP3:
1. Run the executable file. On your computer’s hard drive this file
is located at C:\SP3\I386\update.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen with these exceptions:
a. When you are prompted to overwrite the uninstall
directory, click the Yes button.
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b. When a prompt identifies your pcmcia.sys file as an
OEM-installed file and asks you to overwrite the
version of the file on your system with the service pack
version, click the No button.
If you install any future service packs on your
computer, make sure that, when you are
prompted, you do not overwrite the pcmcia.sys
file, or you may be unable to use your computer.
If you install SP3 from any source other than your computer’s hard
drive, the video driver that was installed on your computer at the
factory is overwritten. After you install the service pack, you must
reinstall the video driver the first time you restart your computer, see
“Changing the Video Driver” on page 72 for more infomation.
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Troubleshooting
If you ever have difficulty running your computer, follow these steps:
1. Consult the following sections for advice on how to handle
system problems.
2. If you have an internet connection, visit the Samsung Web site:
http://www.samsungpc.com
Updates on your system and other Samsung products are
periodically added to the Web site.
3. If steps 1 and 2 do not help you to resolve the problem, contact
your Samsung reseller for assistance or call the Samsung
Product Support Hot-Line, see your warranty card for contact
details.
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Using the Samsung Restore CD-ROM
All SN6000 Series computers that ship from the factory include one
Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 CD-ROM, one restore CDROM and one Boot Floppy diskette. The Samsung Restore CD-ROM
contains a copy of the applications and drivers needed for computer’s
operating system.
In the unlikely event that programs on the computer hard drive become
corrupted or are erased, you can use the Microsoft Operating System
CD-ROM and the restore CD-ROM to reinstall them. To restore
software, follow the directions included with the restore CD-ROM.
To use the restore CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive while your Microsoft operating system is running, the CD-ROM
will start automatically, follow any on-screen prompts.
Operating Problems
This section tells you what to do if you have problems running your
computer. If any problem persists after you take corrective action,
contact your reseller for assistance.
The computer does nothing when you turn it on.
Has the battery run down? Connect the AC adapter or auto/airline
adapter to get power and recharge the battery. Try turning on the
computer again.
The computer is not behaving as expected.
Operating your computer at high speed with the cache enabled
may cause system instability and incompatibility with some
operating systems. If your computer is not behaving as expected
and no error messages appear, disable the Memory Cache setting
in the Memory Cache field of System Setup.
Nothing appears on the LCD panel when you turn on the
computer.
Adjust the brightness on the LCD. Are you using an external
monitor? If so, press <Fn+F5> to return to the LCD panel.
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Nothing appears on the external monitor when you switch the
display to it.
Is the monitor properly connected to the computer? Is the
monitor’s power cord connected to an AC wall outlet? Check the
brightness and contrast controls on the monitor. Does the program
appear on the LCD panel instead of the external monitor? If so,
press <Fn+F5> to switch to the monitor. Try turning the monitor
off and on again.
The external monitor displays flashes or waves.
Check the cables between the monitor and the computer. Are they
properly installed?
Some of the letter keys type numbers instead of the indicated
letters.
Is the Num Lock light on? If so, the numeric keypad on the
keyboard is active. To return the keypad keys to typing letters,
press <Num Lock>.
Battery power seems to run out faster than expected.
If you are running the computer from the battery rather than the
AC adapter, make sure that you set the Battery Power Saving
Mode field in System Setup to Maximum Power Saving Mode.
This setting enables the microprocessor and the hard drive to slow
down when the computer is idle.
You can also enable other power-saving options through System
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the Installed O/S field in System Setup is set to other. Check to
make sure that the port is enabled in System Setup.
A PC Card does not work correctly.
Make sure that the PC Card is inserted right side up in the PC Card
slot. Check that the card is inserted fully into the slot. If you are
using a PC Card modem, check the modem cable connections. If
you are using an operating system that is not plug and play
compliant, make sure the Installed O/S field in System Setup is set
to Other.
The System Setup settings are not retained when you turn off the
computer.
The CMOS battery inside the computer may need to be replaced.
The CMOS battery provides power to save the system BIOS
information when the computer is turned off. Normally, the
CMOS battery lasts for several years. Do not attempt to open the
chassis and replace this battery yourself or your warranty is void.
Have an authorized Samsung service center replace the CMOS
battery.
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Using Options
You can order the following options for your SN6000 Series computer
from your authorised Samsung reseller:
An extra AC adapter.
An auto/airline adapter that enables you to charge the
computer’s battery and operate the computer while in an
automobile or an airplane.
An extra battery pack.
32, 64 and 128 MB memory modules that enable you to
upgrade your computer’s memory.
An external numeric keypad.
An external CD-ROM drive module.
An external DVD-ROM drive module.
Docking options that enable you to use your computer like a
desktop computer.
The options that are available may change periodically. Contact your
Samsung reseller for updated information on current and new options.
AC Adapter
The optional AC adapter operates in the same way as the adapter that
came with your computer does. See “Attaching the AC Adapter”on
page 7 for information about the AC adapter.
Figure 23. AC Adapter
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Contact your airline for information on using an
airline adapter on your flight.
To use the adapter:
1. Plug the adapter cable into the AC adapter connector on the
computer.
2. Connect the adapter to the cigarette lighter socket or the
portable computer connector on the airplane.
The light on the adapter is green when the adapter is working properly.
The light may be red for a few seconds when you first plug in the
adapter or while you use the adapter. This is normal. If the light
remains red, check to make sure the adapter is connected correctly.
If the adapter is plugged in and the adapter light does not turn on:
Check the adapter connections.
If you are in an automobile, turn on the automobile’s ignition
to supply power to the adapter. In some vehicles, power to the
cigarette lighter socket is always on and you do not need to
turn on the ignition.
If you are in an airplane, ask your flight attendant when power
will be activated to the portable computer connector. The
connector may not be activated at certain times during your
flight.
If the previous procedures do not activate the adapter, you may
need to change the fuse in the adapter. To remove the fuse
from the adapter, unscrew the adapter cap with a pair of pliers
and remove the cap. Replace the fuse with an 8 amp fuse. In an
automobile, you may need to replace the fuse in the cigarette
lighter socket.
When you connect the adapter to the cigarette lighter or the airplane
connector, the battery starts charging immediately.
To prevent loss of data and possible damage to
the computer, unplug the auto/airline adapter
when starting and stopping the automobile
engine.
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Battery Pack
You can order another smart lithium-ion battery pack for your
computer. See “Using the Battery”on page 38 for information on the
battery.
Figure 25. Smart Lithium-ion Battery
Memory Modules
You can increase system memory by installing an optional memory
module. You computer comes with a non-removable 32 MB SDRAM
SODIMM module and can be upgraded by installing 32, 64 or 128 MB
SDRAM SODIMM modules. The maximum system memory is 160
MB.
Additional memory modules must only be
installed by an Samsung Authorised Reseller.
To avoid possible system problems, use only
Samsung-approved memory modules in your
computer.
Samsung Resellers, please refer to your Samsung SN6000 Series
Service Manual for memory installation instructions.
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External Numeric Keypad
The external numeric keypad has the same features as the integrated
keypad. The external keypad plugs into the PS/2 mouse and keyboard
port. See “Connecting Peripheral Devices”on page 24
External CD-ROM Drive Module
The CD-ROM drive module can be connected to your computer using
the external module cable. See “Connecting External Modules”on page
29 and see “Using the CD-ROM Drive” on page 34 or directions on
installing and using the CD-ROM drive.
External DVD-ROM Drive Module
The external DVD-ROM drive module can be connected to your
computer using the external module cable. See “Connecting External
Modules”on page 29 and see “Using the CD-ROM Drive” on page 34
or directions on installing and using the DVD-ROM drive. There is
MPEG2 software included with the drive that will enable you to play
DVD movies from the DVD-ROM drive.
Figure 26. External DVD-ROM Drive Module
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Docking Options
You can order an additional Port Replicator.
Figure 27. Port Replicator
Contact your reseller for a list of other docking options available for
your SN6000 computer. User’s manuals are included with the docking
options.
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Specifications
Table 9 gives the specifications for your computer.
Table 9. System Specifications
Dimension
System with 12.1 TFT LCD
Width
11.7 in (297 mm)
Height
1.1 in (28 mm)
Depth
8.9 in (225 mm)
Weight (with battery installed)
4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)
LCD viewing area (12.1 TFT)
9.7 x 7.2 in (246 x 184.5 mm)
Environment
Ambient temperature, operating
41o–95o F (5o–35oC)
Ambient temperature, storage
14o–112o F (-10o–44o C)
Relative humidity (noncondensing),
operating
20–80%
Relative humidity (noncondensing),
storage
15–95%
Altitude, operating
0 to 8,000 ft (0 to 2,348 m)
Altitude, storage
0 to 40,000 ft (0 to 12,192 m)
Shock, operating
10 G for 11 ms half sine
Shock, nonoperating
60 G for 11 ms half sine
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Smart Lithium-Ion Battery
Weight
380g
Nominal open circuit voltage
10.8 Vcc
Capacity, typical
3200mAh
Charging time, approximate, with
computer turned off
2.5 hours
Charging time, approximate, with
computer turned on
4 hours
Average battery life, with power
management enabled
2.5 hours
AC Adapter
Width
2.05 in (5.2 cm)
Height
1 in (2.6 cm)
Length
4.33 in (11 cm)
Weight
(0.21 kg)
Operating voltage
100-120 VAC/ 200-240 VAC
Line frequency
50/60 Hz
Input current
1.3 A 100 V - 0.7 A 240 V
Output current
2.63A
Output voltage
19V
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Abbreviations
Your SN6000 Series documentation uses the following abbreviations:
A . . . . . . . . . .Amperes
AC . . . . . . . .Alternating current
APM . . . . . . .Advanced Power Management
ASK-IR . . . .Amplitude shift keyed infrared
ATA . . . . . . .AT attachment (refers to the hard-drive interface in
an AT-compatible computer)
BIOS. . . . . . .Basic input/output system
C . . . . . . . . . .Centigrade
CD . . . . . . . .Compact disc
CD-ROM . . .Compact disc read-only memory
cm . . . . . . . . .Centimeters
COM . . . . . .Communication (as in communication port)
CMOS . . . . .Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CMYK . . . . .Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-blacK
DC . . . . . . . .Direct current
dBA . . . . . . .Decibels acoustic
DIN. . . . . . . .Deutsche Industrie Normenuasschuss (German
electrical standards association)
DMA. . . . . . .Direct memory access
DPMS. . . . . .Display power-management signaling
DRAM . . . . .Dynamic random access memory
ECP . . . . . . .Extended capabilities port
EPP. . . . . . . .Enhanced parallel port
F . . . . . . . . . .Fahrenheit
FIR . . . . . . . .Fast infrared
ft . . . . . . . . . .Feet
g . . . . . . . . . .gram
G . . . . . . . . . .Gravity
GB . . . . . . . .Gigabytes
hr . . . . . . . . .hour
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Hz . . . . . . . . .Hertz
IDE . . . . . . . .Integrated drive electronics
in. . . . . . . . . .Inches
I/O . . . . . . . .Input/Output
IrDA . . . . . . .Infrared Data Association
IRQ. . . . . . . .Interrupt request line
Kb/sec. . . . . .Kilobits per second
KB . . . . . . . .Kilobytes
kg . . . . . . . . .Kilograms
LAN . . . . . . .Local-area network
lbs . . . . . . . . .Pounds
LBA . . . . . . .Logical block addressing
LCD . . . . . . .Liquid-crystal display
m. . . . . . . . . .Meters
mA . . . . . . . .Milliampere
mAhr . . . . . .Milliampere hour
MB . . . . . . . .Megabyte
Mb/sec . . . . .Megabits per second
MHz . . . . . . .Megahertz
MIDI . . . . . .Musical instrument digital interface
mm . . . . . . . .millimeter
MPU . . . . . . .Microprocessor unit
ms . . . . . . . . .Millisecond
PDF . . . . . . .Portable document format
PC. . . . . . . . .Personal computer
PCI . . . . . . . .Peripheral component interconnect
PCMCIA . . .Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association
POST . . . . . .Power-on self-test
PS/2 . . . . . . .Personal System/2
RAM. . . . . . .Random-access memory
RGB . . . . . . .Red-Green-Blue
ROM . . . . . .Read-only memory
SDRAM . . . .Synchronous dynamic random-access memory
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SMART . . . .Static random-access memory
SRAM . . . . .Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting
Technology
SVGA . . . . . .Super video graphics array
TFT . . . . . . .Thin-film transistor
USB . . . . . . .Universal serial bus
V . . . . . . . . . .Volt
VAC . . . . . . .Voltage alternating current
VCC . . . . . . .Voltage collector current
VDC . . . . . . .Voltage direct current
VGA . . . . . . .Video graphics array
whr . . . . . . . .Watt hour
XGA . . . . . . .Extended graphics array
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Glossary
AC adapter
The AC (or alternating current) adapter regulates current coming
into your computer from the wall outlet. The current at the wall
outlet is alternating current and needs to be changed by the adapter
to DC (direct current) before your computer can use it for power.
BIOS
BIOS stands for basic input/output system. The BIOS is software
(often called firmware) that is independent of any operating
system. It enables the computer to communicate with the screen,
keyboard, and other peripheral devices without using programs on
the hard disk.
The BIOS on your computer is flash BIOS, which means that it has
been recorded on a flash memory chip that can be updated if
needed.
Boot
To start your computer. A cold boot resets the entire computer and
runs through all computer self-tests. A warm boot clears out
computer memory only.
Boot disk
A disk containing operating system programs required to start
your computer. A boot disk can be a floppy disk, hard drive, or
compact disc.
Byte
The basic unit of measure for computer memory. A character—
such as a letter of the alphabet—uses one byte of memory.
Computer memory is often measured in kilobytes (1,024 bytes) or
megabytes (1,048,576 bytes).
Each byte is made up of eight bits. For more information on bytes
and bits, see an introductory book on computers.
Cache memory
Cache is very fast, zero-wait-state memory located between the
microprocessor and main memory. Cache reduces the average
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time required for the microprocessor to get the data it needs from
the main memory by storing recently accessed data in the cache.
CardBus
CardBus technology enables the computer to use 32-bit PC Cards.
Hardware in the computer and the Windows 98 operating system
provide support for the 32-bit cards. The voltage of 32-bit cards
(3.3 volts) is lower than that of 16-bit cards (5 volts). The 32-bit
cards can transmit more data at a time than the 16-bit cards, thus
increasing their speed.
CMOS memory
CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) memory is
powered by the CMOS battery. The System Setup settings and
other parameters are maintained in CMOS memory. Even when
you turn your computer off, the information in CMOS memory is
saved.
COM port
COM stands for communication. COM ports are the serial ports in
your computer.
Conventional memory
The first 640 KB of system memory. Operating systems and
application programs can directly access this memory without
using memory-management software.
CMYK
A color model in which all colors are described as a mixture of
four process colors - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. CMYK is
the standard color model used in offset printing for full-color
documents. Printed colors look the same as what appears on the
screen.
Disc
A compact disc (CD).
Disk
The device used by the computer to store and retrieve information.
Disk can refer to a floppy disk, hard disk, or RAM disk.
Disk cache
A software device that accumulates copies of recently used disk
sectors in RAM. The application program can then read these
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copies without accessing the disk. This, in turn, speeds up the
performance of the application.
A cache is a buffer for transferring disk sectors in and out of RAM.
Data stored in a disk cache is a copy of data already stored on the
physical disk.
DMA (direct memory access)
A method of transferring data from a device to memory without
having the data pass through the microprocessor. Using DMA can
speed up system performance.
Floppy disk
A removable disk, also called floppy or diskette.
Hard drive
Also called fixed disk. A hard drive is connected to the computer
and can be installed or removed. Data written to a hard drive
remains until it is overwritten or corrupted.
The 2.5-inch hard drive in your computer was designed for use in
a portable computer. Because hard drives in portable computers
are smaller than those in desktop computers, their maximum
storage capacity may be less than that of desktop hard drives.
However, because of their smaller size, the drives handle shock
and vibration better than larger drives, which is important for a
portable computer.
I/O
Input/output. Refers to peripheral devices, such as printers, that are
addressed through an I/O address.
I/O address
I/O stands for input/output. Peripheral devices, such as printers,
are addressed through the I/O port address.
IRQ (interrupt request line)
The IRQ is a hardware line that a device uses to signal the
microprocessor when the device needs the microprocessor’s
services. The number of IRQs is limited by industry standards.
LCD (liquid-crystal display)
The LCD screen on your computer differs from the display screen
of a desktop monitor. Most desktop monitors use CRT (cathoderay tube) displays, which work by moving an electron beam across
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phosphor dots on the back of the screen. The phosphor dots light
up to show the image. LCDs use a liquid-crystal solution between
two sheets of polarizing material. Electric current passing through
the liquid aligns the crystals so that light can or cannot pass
through them, creating an image.
MB
1,024 kilobytes.
Megabit
1,048,576 bits or about 128 kilobytes.
Operating system
A program that supervises the computer's operation, including
handling I/O. Application programs and users can request
operating-system services. A user might request operation-system
services to copy files or format a disk. An application program
might use the operating system to obtain keyboard input, write
data to a file, or write data to a screen.
PC Card
PC Card stands for personal computer card. The Personal
Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA)
defines the standards used to develop all PC Cards. PC Card types
include: modems, Ethernet adapters, SCSI adapters, ATA cards,
and memory cards.
PC slot
The PC slot is the hardware slot in the computer where the PC
Card is placed.
Pixel
A pixel is an individual dot in a graphic displayed on your
computer. The pixels are so close together that they look as though
they are connected. An LCD screen displays thousands or millions
of pixels.
Plug and Play
A plug and play operating system automatically configures
computer components to work with your system. With this type of
operating system, you normally do not need to set jumpers on
devices or set memory addresses or IRQs.
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POST
POST stands for power-on self-test. POST is a test performed by
the computer whenever you turn on the power. POST checks
system integrity.
RAM (random access memory)
The computer's system memory, including conventional and
extended memory. You can write to and read from RAM.
Information stored in RAM is temporary, and is erased when the
system is turned off.
Refresh rate
The refresh rate is the rate at which the image on the LCD screen
is rewritten to the screen. A fast refresh rate helps keep the image
from flickering.
Resolution
The resolution is the sharpness or clarity of the image on your
LCD screen. Resolution is measured by the number of pixels the
computer’s screen can display. For example, a resolution of
800x600 means that the screen can display 800 pixels in row and
can display 600 rows. The more pixels displayed, the higher the
resolution and the better the image.
ROM (read-only memory)
Permanent computer memory dedicated to a particular function.
For example, the instructions for starting the computer when you
first turn on power are contained in ROM. You cannot write to
ROM. (ROM is not the same as RAM).
Sector
Also known as disk sector. The portion of a track that is numbered
and can hold a specified number of characters (usually 512 KB).
Shadow RAM
A write-protected area of RAM that contains a copy of the BIOS.
As the computer boots, the BIOS is copied from its permanent
location in ROM to RAM. The BIOS can be executed much faster
in RAM than in ROM. The BIOS remains in shadow RAM until
you turn off the computer.
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RGB
A color model generally used by display devices. Colors are
described as a mixture of Red, Green and Blue.
TFT (thin film transistor) LCD
A TFT LCD uses a separate transistor circuit to control each pixel.
This technology provides the best resolution for an LCD screen. A
TFT LCD is also sometimes called an active matrix LCD.
Zoomed video
Zoomed video technology enables zoom video PC Card to transfer
data directly from the card to video and audio systems without
going through the microprocessor. This process improves video
performance. Video conferencing and real-time multimedia
devices, such as video cameras, are supported by zoom video.
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Recording the Computer Hardware
Configuration
In the spaces provided, write the System Setup program settings. If
your computer ever loses configuration information, you can enter the
information from this section into System Setup to restore it.
MAIN MENU
Legacy Diskette A:
Disabled
1.44/1.25 MB 3½
IDE ADAPTER1 SUBMENU
IDE Adapter1:
Type:___________
Cylinders:__________
Heads:__________
Sectors:____________
Multi-Sector Transfers:________
LBA Mode Control:
Enabled
Disabled
32 Bit I/O:
Enabled
Disabled
Transfer Mode:
Standard
Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Fast PIO 4
FPIO 3 / DMA 1
FPIO 4 / DMA 2
Ultra DMA:
Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
Disabled
IDE ADAPTER2 SUBMENU
IDE Adapter2:
Type:___________
Cylinders:__________
Heads:__________
Sectors:____________
Multi-Sector Transfers:________
LBA Mode Control:
Enabled
Disabled
32 Bit I/O:
Enabled
Disabled
Transfer Mode:
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Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Fast PIO 4
FPIO 3 / DMA 1
FPIO 4 / DMA 2
Ultra DMA:
Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
MEMORY CACHE SUBMENU
Memory Cache:
Cache Extended Memory Area:
Cache D400 -D7FF
Cache D800 -DBFF
Write Back
Uncached
Write Through
Write Protect
Disabled
Write Through
Write Protect
Write Back
Disabled
Write Through
Write Protect
Write Back
ADVANCED MENU
PS/2 MOUSE CONFIGURATION SUBMENU
Mouse Configuration:
Enabled
Disabled
Mouse Operation Mode:
Single Mouse
Dual Mouse
I/O DEVICE CONFIGURATION SUBMENU
Serial port A:
Enabled
Base I/O address:
Serial port B:
Enabled
Base I/O address:
Mode:
FIR
DMA Channel:
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Auto
3F8, IRQ 4
2F8, IRQ 3
3E8, IRQ 4
2E8, IRQ 3
Disabled
3F8, IRQ 4
2F8, IRQ 3
3E8, IRQ 4
2E8, IRQ 3
Normal
DMA 1
IrDA
ASK-IR
DMA 3
Recording the Computer Hardware Configuration
Parallel port:
Mode:
Enabled
Disabled
Bi-directional
EPP
Auto
Output only
ECP
Base I/O address:
378, IRQ 7
378, IRQ 5
278, IRQ 7
278, IRQ 5
3BC, IRQ 7
DMA Channel:
Floppy Disk Controller:
Installed O/S:
3BC, IRQ 5
DMA 1
DMA 2
DMA 3
Enabled
Disabled
Auto
Win95/Win98 APM
Other
Win98 ACPI/WinNT5.0
Boot-time Logo Screen:
Enabled
Disabled
QuickBoot Mode:
Enabled
Disabled
CPU BIOS Update:
Enabled
Disabled
USB Device:
Enabled
Disabled
Screen Expansion:
Enabled
Disabled
TV Standard:
NTSC
PAL
PAL-M
PAL-60
NTSC-J
SCART-PAL
Both
Disabled
Primary
Secondary
DOS
Other
Local Bus IDE adapter:
Large Disk Access Mode:
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SECURITY MENU
Password on boot:
Enabled
Disabled
Fixed disk boot sector:
Normal
Write Protect
Diskette access:
User
Supervisor
Virus check reminder:
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Weekly
Monthly
Disabled
System backup reminder:
Daily
Disabled
POWER MENU
Power Savings Mode:
Max. Power Savings
Standby Timeout:
Off
Rest Mode:
Power On Suspend
Rest Timeout:
Resume On Time:
Time_________________
Off
On
Max. Performance
Save To Disk
Time_________________
Off
Resume Time:________________________
BOOT MENU
Floppy Check:
Enabled
Disabled
Summary Screen:
Enabled
Disabled
BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY SUBMENU
Boot option 1:________________________
Boot option 2:________________________
Boot option 3:________________________
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Index
Numerics
Abbreviations 99
AC adapter 102
optional 91
using 7
voltage 7
Adjusting
brightness 10, 18
contrast 10, 18
display 10
Advanced menu, System Setup 50
Auto/airline adapter 92
BIOS (basic input/output system) 102
on Web site 80
updating 80
Boot 56, 102
cold 11
warm 11
Boot Device Priority field 56
Boot disk 102
Boot menu, System Setup 56
Boot sector 61
Boot-time Logo Screen field 52
Brightness
adjustment keys 10, 18
power management 63
Byte 102
B
C
Backing up software 88
Backlight keys 17
Battery
charging 7
CMOS (complementary metaloxide semiconductor) 90
conserving power 55
disposing of 39
Main Battery Lights 42
monitoring charge 41
optional 94
safety 39
warnings 43
Battery Calibration field 58
Battery charge light 21
Battery gauge 42
displaying 17
keys 17
Battery low warning 43
Battery very low warning 43
Cache D400-D7FF field 50
Cache D800-DBFF field 50
Cache Extended Memory Area field 50
Cache memory 88, 103
Caps Lock
light 21
CardBus 75, 103
CardWizard 78
CD-ROM drive
configuring 47
optional 95
using 34
CMOS (complementary metal-oxide
semiconductor)
battery 90
memory 103
CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-YellowblacK) 103
Color
8-bit 69
16-bit 69
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32 Bit I/O field 49
A
24-bit 69
32-bit 69
depth 72
COM port 103
Configuring
computer 44
video features 69
Connecting peripheral devices 24
Contrast
adjustment keys 10, 18
Conventional memory 103
CPU BIOS Update field 52
CRT/LCD keys 17
Cursor control keys 16
Cylinders field 48
D
device 56
Disassembly warning 12
Disc 103
Discard Changes field 58
Disk 103
Disk cache 104
Disk sector 106
Diskette access field 54
Display
adjusting 10
changing 17
Disposing of battery packs 39
DMA (direct memory access) 104
Docking options 96
Drive light 21
Drivers 83
DVD-ROM drive
optional 95
E
Exit Discarding Changes field 57
Exit menu, System Setup 57
Exit Saving Changes field 57
Extended Memory field 50
External module cable
connecting 30
removing 30
External Modules
Hot swapping 30
External monitor 71, 89
changing to 17
External numeric keypad 95
F
FAT-16 37
FAT-32 37
Fixed disk boot sector field 54
Floppy check field 56
Floppy disk 104
Floppy disk controller field 52
Floppy drive
connecting to the external module
cable 29
preventing use of 61
using 32
Function keys 16
Fn+F1 17
Fn+F2 17
Fn+F4 17
Fn+F5 17
Fn+F6 17
Fn+F7 17
Fn+F8 17
Fn+F9 17
Fn+F10 17
Fn+F11 17, 64
Fn+F12 17
Fn+Down Arrow 18
Fn+Left Arrow 18
Fn+Right Arrow 18
Fn+Up Arrow 18
G
Glossary 102
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H
Hard drive 104
configuring 47
locking the boot sector 61
partitions 37
using 37
Hardware specifications 97
Heads field 48
Hot swapping 30
I
Icons
port 26
status lights 20
IDE Adapter1 field 47
IDE Adapter2 field 47
Infrared, troubleshooting 85
Installed O/S field 52
Installing
main battery 39
PC Card 76
peripheral devices 24
IRQ (interrupt request line) 83, 104
I/O Device Configuration Menu 51
I/O (input/output) 104
K
Keyboard
locking 17, 62
using 15
L
Large Disk Access Mode field 53
LBA Mode Control field 49
LCD
adjusting brightness 18
brightness 63
LCD (liquid-crystal display) 88, 104
Legacy Diskette A field 47
Lights, system status 20
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Load Setup Defaults field 57
Local Bus IDE adapter field 53
locking 61
M
Main menu, System Setup 47
Maximum Capacity field 48
Memory
cache 49, 88, 102
CMOS (complementary metaloxide semiconductor) 103
conventional 103
Memory Cache field 50
Memory Cache menu 49
Memory modules
installing 94
sizes 94
Menus, System Setup 45
Monitor
external 89
selecting type 71
Mouse Configuration field 50
Mouse Operation Mode field 50
Multi-Sector Transfers field 49
Mute keys 17
N
Non-turbo mode 63
Num Lock
light 21
Numeric keypad 16, 89
O
Online manual, accessing 2
Operating system 105
Options 91
P
Parallel port field 51
Password on boot field 53
Index 114
Passwords
for floppy drive 61
on boot 61
overview 59
PC Card
16-bit 75
32-bit 75
CardBus 75, 103
CardWizard 78
definition 105
installing 76
maintaining 76
removing 76
rest mode 78
slot 105
stopping in CardWizard 78
troubleshooting 90
types 75
using 75
Windows 98 77
Windows NT 4.0 78
zoomed video 75, 107
Peripheral devices, connecting 24
Pixel 69, 105
Plug and play 105
Port icons 26
POST (power-on self-test) 106
beep codes 9
screen messages 9
Power button 9
Power light 21
Power management
features 63
LCD brightness 63
rest mode 64
standby mode 63
System Setup fields 55
Power menu, System Setup 55
Power on suspend mode 64
Power Saving Mode field 55
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power-management features 65
Precautions
operating 11
rest mode 65
Print screen keys 17
Product Support Hot-line 87
PS/2 Mouse Configuration Menu 50
Q
QuickBoot Mode field 52
R
RAM (random access memory) 106
Rebooting the computer 11
Refresh rate 106
Removing
main battery 39
PC Card 76
Resolution 69, 72, 106
Rest keys 17
Rest mode
entering 17
requiring a password for
resume 61
setting timeout for 56
using 56
rest mode
precautions 65
Rest Mode field 55
Rest Timeout field 56
Restarting the computer 11
Restore CD-ROM 83, 88
Resume On Time field 56
Resume Time field 56
ROM (read-only memory) 106
S
Samsung Web site 4, 87
Save Changes field 58
Save to Disk mode 55
Index 115
Screen Expansion field 52
Scroll Lock
keys 17
light 21
Sector 106
Sectors field 48
Security features 59
Security Menu, System Setup 53
Serial port A field 51
Serial port B field 51
Set Supervisor Password field 53
Set User Password field 53
Shadow RAM (random access
memory) 106
Shutting down the computer 10
SMART Monitoring 49
SmartBay Hotswap Utility 30
Software
backing up 88
documentation 4
Spills, handling 13
Standby mode
setting timeout for 55
using 64
Standby Timeout field 55
Starting System Setup 45
Storing the computer 14
Summary screen field 56
Suspend to RAM 56
System backup reminder field 54
System Date field 47
System Memory field 50
System request keys 17
System resources 83
System Setup
Advanced menu 50
Boot menu 56
Exit menu 57
help 46
keys 45
Main menu 47
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overview 44
Power menu 55
recording settings 108
Security menu 53
starting 45
submenus 46
using 46
System status lights 20
System Time field 47
T
TFT (thin film transistor) LCD 69, 107
Tips for using the computer 11
Touchpad 19
Transfer Mode field 49
Traveling with the computer 13
Troubleshooting 87
Turbo mode 63
Turning on the computer 8
TV Standard field 53
TV-out (composite)
TV-out (composite) 27
Type field 48
U
Ultra DMA Mode field 49
USB controller field 52
using 27
V
Video
color depth 69
configuring 69
configuring display 70
driver capabilities 69
refresh rate 106
resolution 69, 106
Video driver
changing 72
Virus check reminder field 54
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Volume control keys 17
W
Windows 98 27
accessing online manual 2
changing the video driver 72
hot swapping external modules 30
keys 16
Samsung SN6000 Series User’s Manual
PC Card 77
Windows NT 4.0
accessing online manual 2
changing the video driver 73
PC Card 78
Z
Zoomed video 75, 107
Index 117