PC-MM10 Operation Manual

118P (5.3mm)
DIC13th 641
C100:M60:Y0:K0
2003 SHARP CORPORATION
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Notice for Users in the USA
FCC Statement
WARNING - FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications
to these equipments not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the
user’s authority to operate these equipments.
Note: These equipments have 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. These equipments generate, use and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If these equipments do cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipments 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 distance 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.
A shielded I/F cable is required to insure compliance with FCC regulation for Class
B computing equipment.
* As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, SHARP has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Declaration of Conformity
SHARP PERSONAL COMPUTER, PC-MM Series
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
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.
Responsible Party: SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135
TEL: 1-800-BE-SHARP
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For Wireless LAN Bundled Model
Wireless LAN Model Name: T60H42400
FCC ID: MCLT60H42400
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following 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.
Warning
This product utilizes tin-lead solder, and fluorescent lamp containing a small amount
of mercury.
Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations.
For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the
Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org
Copyright
It is the intent of Sharp that this product be used in full compliance with the
copyright laws of the United States and that prior permission be obtained from
copyright owners whenever necessary.
Product Information and Customer Assistance
For Product Information and Customer Assistance:
Call: 1-800-BE-SHARP (237-4277)
Sharp Systems of America
5901 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Home Page: http://www.sharpsystems.com
E-mail address: support@sharpsystems.com
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CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DISCONNECT THE AC CORD AND THE
BATTERY BEFORE SERVICING.
CAUTION:
FOR A COMPLETE ELECTRICAL DISCONNECTION, PULL OUT THE MAIN
PLUG AND THE BATTERY.
VORSICHT:
UM DIE STROMZUFUHR VOLLSTÄNDIG ZU UNTERBRECHEN, DEN
NETZSTECKER HERAUSZIEHEN UND DIE BATTERIE ÈNTFERNEN.
ATTENTION:
POUR UN ARRET TOTAL DU SYSTEME, DECONNECTEZ LA PRISE DE
COURANT SECTEUR ET LA BATTERIE.
VARNING:
FÖR TOTAL ELEKTRISK URKOPPLING, KOPPLA UR KONTAKTEN OCH TA
UR BATTERIET.
PRECAUCION:
PARA UNA COMPLETA DESCONEXION ELECTRICA DESENCHUFE LA
CLAVIJA DE LA RED Y LA BATERIA.
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Safety Precautions
General
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•
Follow all cautions and instructions, which may be marked, on the computer.
Except as described elsewhere in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified
personnel. Immediately shut off the computer and seek servicing under the
following conditions:
• when the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
• when liquid has been spilled on the computer
• when the computer has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
Location
•
•
•
•
Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight.
•
Do not move the computer from an extremely cold place to an extremely warm
place. A temperature difference of more than 10°C (18°F) will cause condensation
inside the unit, which may cause damage.
•
Do not block or cover slots or openings on the cabinet. These protect the computer
from overheating.
•
•
Do not place the computer on unstable or uneven work surfaces.
Try to avoid dusty environments.
Keep the computer away from any magnetic devices and TVs.
Keep the computer away from excessive humidity or fluids such as rain, snow,
water spray, juice, coffee, steam, etc.
Do not use the computer on your lap or any part of your body for an extended
period during operation or charging to avoid injury from heat exposure.
Usage
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•
Never push any objects of any kind into cabinet openings. They may touch
dangerous voltage points or short parts that could result in fire or electrical shock.
•
Turn off the computer before installing or removing peripheral devices (except
when connecting USB devices and PC cards, etc.).
•
Check the AC power cord and power connectors periodically for damage. Replace
the power cord immediately if damage is found.
•
Never subject your computer to sudden shocks or extreme vibration.
•
•
•
Do not drop the computer nor hit it with other equipment.
Do not scratch the surface of the LCD screen.
Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC power cord before cleaning.
Battery Precautions
CAUTION
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED.
REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED
BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISCARD USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO
THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS.
Handling
•
•
•
•
Never put the battery pack in a fire, as it could explode and cause injury.
•
•
•
Do not allow liquids to come in contact with the battery pack.
Do not attempt to open or alter the battery pack.
Do not place the battery where it might get hotter than 60°C (140°F).
Do not allow metal objects such as jewelry to short across the battery terminals, as
it could heat up and explode.
Avoid dropping the pack or other violent shock.
Do not solder anything to the battery terminals.
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Charging
•
Charge the battery pack only with the AC adapter included with your computer.
Discharging
•
Do not use the battery pack for any purpose other than powering your computer.
Storage
•
Store the battery pack in a cool and dry place. Never allow the temperature to
exceed 60°C (140°F) during storage.
•
Recharge the stored battery pack after storage, before use.
Wireless LAN Precautions
•
Disable the integrated antenna and do not communicate with wireless LAN in
specific environment where radio-susceptible equipment is nearby such as on
airplanes, in hospitals, etc.
•
Do not communicate with wireless LAN in the following environment:
• where radio-frequency generating devices are nearby such as microwaves,
wireless applications, etc.
• where metallic materials are nearby such as steel cabinets, etc.
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Caution
Your computer is integrated with a magnet on the right side of the display.
Be sure to keep the magnetic cards or floppy disks away from the right side of your
computer. Otherwise the data on the cards or floppy disks may be erased.
This computer has a sensor on the right side of the keyboard which responses to the
magnet. If you bring the magnet near the right side of the keyboard, the backlight is
turned off, and the system may enter the standby or the hibernate mode depending on
the setting. (See Chapter 3.)
Magnet
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About This Manual
Notice
Information in this manual is subject to change without notice and does not represent a
commitment on the part of SHARP Corporation and its sales subsidiaries.
SHARP Corporation and its sales subsidiaries shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting
from the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
SHARP strongly recommends that separate permanent written records be kept of all important
data. Data may be lost or altered in virtually any electronic memory product under certain
circumstances. Therefore, SHARP assumes no responsibility for data lost or otherwise
rendered unusable whether as a result of improper use, repairs, defects, battery replacement,
use after the specified battery life has expired, or any other causes.
SHARP assumes no responsibility directly or indirectly, for financial losses or claims from
third persons resulting from the use of this product and any of its functions, such as stolen
credit card numbers, the loss of or alteration of stored data, etc.
Edition
1st Edition, March 2003.
Copyright
© 2003 SHARP Corporation
This document contains or refers to proprietary information which is protected by copyright.
All rights are reserved. Copying or other reproduction of this document is prohibited without
the prior written permission of SHARP Corporation.
Trademarks
Crusoe is a trademark of Transmeta Corporation.
IBM is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and other countries.
Power Quest is a registered trademark and EasyRestore is a trademark of PowerQuest
Corporation.
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MobileMark is a trademark of the Business Applications Performance Corporation.
All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders.
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Recording Important Information
For future reference, please record the following information in the spaces provided
below.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Date of purchase:
Dealer’s Name:
Place of purchase:
Password:
The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the bottom of the computer.
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Manual Conventions
This manual uses a set of style conventions described below.
Notes and Cautions are italicized with icons:
A note icon informs you of a special technique or information that may
help you perform a task or better understand a process.
A caution icon alerts you to something that may cause problems or
damage to hardware, software or data.
Key Labels on the Keyboard, when referred to in the instructions, are shown in
boldface:
Press Enter to continue.
When two or more keys are pressed simultaneously, the key labels are separated by a
plus (+) sign:
Run Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
Sample Entries are shown in lower cases of different typeface.
c:\windows\system
Words/Texts on Screen, such as window titles or possible parameters, are italicized:
Double-click this icon to display the Power Options Properties dialog box.
Set the item to Enabled.
Screens reproduced in this manual may differ slightly from the screens you see on
your computer.
Section Titles in other parts of this manual are italicized:
Refer to Installing Battery Pack section of Chapter 1.
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Table of Contents
Notice for Users in the USA.......................................................................................i
Safety Precautions ....................................................................................................iv
About This Manual.................................................................................................viii
Recording Important Information.............................................................................ix
Manual Conventions..................................................................................................x
Table of Contents .....................................................................................................xi
Overview of Computer ...........................................................................................xiv
Quick Setup
Installing Battery Pack............................................................................................1-1
Connecting to AC Power Source............................................................................1-4
Setting Up Windows...............................................................................................1-6
Turning Off Your Computer ..................................................................................1-8
Basic Operations
Choosing Power Source .........................................................................................2-1
Resetting System ....................................................................................................2-3
Using Glide Pad......................................................................................................2-4
Using Keyboard......................................................................................................2-6
Controlling Volume................................................................................................2-7
Adjusting Display...................................................................................................2-8
Sharing Your Computer .......................................................................................2-11
Battery and Power Management
Battery Pack............................................................................................................3-1
Power Management ................................................................................................3-7
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Peripherals
Using Peripherals ................................................................................................... 4-1
Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit ............................................................ 4-3
Optional External CD-ROM Drive Unit ................................................................ 4-6
Display ................................................................................................................. 4-11
Audio System ....................................................................................................... 4-14
USB Device.......................................................................................................... 4-16
PC Card ................................................................................................................ 4-17
Printer................................................................................................................... 4-21
Communication Functions
LAN Unit ............................................................................................................... 5-1
Wireless LAN......................................................................................................... 5-4
Network Setup Utility ............................................................................................ 5-8
Modem Card (may not be available in some countries) ...................................... 5-10
Setup Utility
Running Setup Utility ............................................................................................ 6-1
Main Menu ............................................................................................................. 6-3
Advanced Menu ..................................................................................................... 6-4
Security Menu ........................................................................................................ 6-4
Boot Menu.............................................................................................................. 6-6
Exit Menu............................................................................................................... 6-6
Connection Cradle
Setting Up Connection Cradle................................................................................ 7-3
Overview of Connection Cradle ............................................................................ 7-4
Using MM Series as External Hard Disk ............................................................... 7-6
Connecting to Host Computer................................................................................ 7-7
Stopping Connection from Host Computer.......................................................... 7-11
Removing from Connection Cradle ..................................................................... 7-12
Setting Password .................................................................................................. 7-13
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Appendixes
Maintenance and Care ...........................................................................................A-1
Troubleshooting
Index
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Overview of Computer
Each number after an arrow indicates the page referring to the part. Actual
appearance of your computer may be slightly different depending on the model.
Front
Wireless LAN Antenna
→5-4
LCD Screen
→2-8
Power Button
→1-5
Keyboard
→2-6
Status Indicators
→xv
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Glide Pad
→2-4
Status Indicators
Hard Disk Indicator
Antenna Indicator
Battery Indicator
Power Indicator
Never turn off the computer when the hard disk indicator is on. This may
damage the data on the hard disk.
Right
AC Adapter Jack→1-4
PC Card Slot→4-17
USB Port
→4-3,7,16,21
LAN Jack →5-2
Left
Headphone/Audio Output Jack →4-14
USB port→4-3,7,16, 21
Connection Cradle Connector
→7-5
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Rear
Display Connector →4-12
Bottom
Battery Pack→3-1
Reset Switch
→2-3
RESET
Speaker
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Ventilation
Openings→ iv
CHAPTER 1
Quick Setup
1
Your computer is designed and pre-configured for easy setup and use. This chapter
describes the steps to set up your computer and operate it as quickly as possible. Read
this chapter first.
Installing Battery Pack
Your computer is powered with either the battery pack or AC power source. See the
next chapter for more information on the power sources. Before using your computer
for the first time:
1.
Place your computer upside down.
2.
Slide the battery stopper on the battery pack to the unlocked position( ).
Battery Stopper
1-1
3.
Insert the battery pack into your computer by matching the notched parts of the
battery to the projected parts on your computer.
Projected Part
1
Projected Part
Notched Part
Notched Part
4.
1-2
Push the battery pack all the way until you hear the clicking sound.
5.
Slide the battery stopper to the locked position ( ).
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6.
Turn over your computer and go to the next section.
1-3
Connecting to AC Power Source
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1.
Plug the AC adapter cable into the AC adapter jack on the right side of your
computer.
2.
Plug the AC power cord into the AC adapter.
3.
Plug the AC power cord into a wall outlet.
AC Adapter Jack
AC Power Cord
To Wall
Outlet
AC Adapter
• Always use the AC adapter and the AC power cord included with your
computer or the optional one (may not be available in some countries).
Using other AC adapters and AC power cords may damage your
computer.
• Always hold the AC power cord by its plug when removing it from the
wall outlet. Never pull on the cord.
• When using your computer for the first time, be sure to operate it on
AC power. If on battery power instead, you may not be able to
complete the Windows setup if the battery does not have enough power.
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4.
Slide the display cover lock lever to the right until the display cover releases, and
raise the cover.
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Display Cover Lock Lever
5.
Press the power button to turn on your computer.
Power Button
Power Indicator
) turns green, your
When you turn on your computer, the power indicator (
computer goes through a self test to detect any problems, and Windows setup
process starts. See the next page.
1-5
Setting Up Windows
The steps in the setup process are as follows:
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Configuring your location, language and keyboard type
Configuring your time zone
Accepting license agreement
Naming your computer
Creating an account
Completing configuration
To setup Windows, follow the instructions on the screen. See also the Windows
manual. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the entire setup process.
• Do not turn off your computer until completing Windows setup. If you
turn it off, you cannot set up Windows later.
• Be sure to connect your computer to AC power source. An
undercharged battery may not be able to complete the Windows XP
setup .
• Do not connect any peripheral devices to your computer until
Windows setup completes. Otherwise your computer may malfunction.
• If the display turns off, some power management may function. In this
case, press any key to resume your computer from the power
management.
• If you cannot operate the keyboard or the touch pad, press the power
button for more than four seconds to turn off your computer. Be sure
that the power indicator turns off; then, after more than 10 seconds,
press the power button to turn it on again.
After completing Windows setup:
• Confirm Time Zone is correctly selected and set the date and time by doubleclicking the time appearing on the right of the taskbar to open Date and Time
Properties dialog box
• Press Fn + F1 ( ) keys to activate the integrated antenna for Wireless LAN
communication.
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Properties Dialog Box in Windows
In this manual, you will often see the expression “XXX Properties dialog box.” A
dialog box is a window containing text boxes, check boxes, buttons, etc., with which
you can send commands to Windows or other application programs. To open the
properties dialog boxes, click start - Control Panel. The Control Panel has two types
of views: Category view and Classic view. The Category view allows you to choose
the category that may be related to what you want to do, then, choose the task by
clicking it. The Classic view gives you the icons representing their components or
features. Double-click one of the icons to open their dialog box or windows. Some of
the dialog boxes you will use often are:
• Display
• Phone and Modem Options
• Mouse
• Power Options
• System
Clicking Switch to XXX View string appearing at the upper left of the
Control Panel window allows you to toggle between the two views.
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Turning Off Your Computer
When you’ve finished using your computer, turn it off with one of the following
ways:
•
1
•
From the start menu
1.
Click start – Turn Off Computer.
2.
In the Turn off computer dialog box, click Turn Off.
With the power button
Before using this step, confirm that Shut down is selected in When I press the
power button on my computer in Advanced tab of Power Options Properties dialog
box.
Close the cover to keep the screen and keyboard clean and protected.
If you have not saved a file, a dialog box will appear asking whether you
want to save it.
• Do not turn off or reset your computer while the hard disk indicator or
the indicator on the optional external floppy disk drive unit or the
external CD-ROM drive unit is lit. Doing so may damage or even wipe
out the data.
• Before turning it back on, wait at least ten seconds after turning off
your computer. Turning the power off and on in rapid succession can
damage your computer’s electrical circuitry.
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CHAPTER 2
Basic Operations
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This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer.
Choosing Power Source
You can use your computer with one of the following power sources:
•
AC power from a wall outlet
Use AC power whenever possible; rely on the battery only when AC power is not
available.
•
Rechargeable battery
Your computer is equipped with a standard battery pack. You can also use an
optional high capacity battery. See Chapter 3 for the battery information.
About Power Indicators
The following indicators show the power status of your computer.
Indicator Light
Power On (green)
Blinking (green)
Off
Battery Connected to AC
Power Source
Meaning
Operating
In System Standby
Powered off or in System Hibernate
On (green)
Fully charged
On (orange)
Being charged
Blinking
In abnormal state (Remove the
(orange)
battery pack and install it again.)
Off
Has power
Powered by
Battery
Blinking (red) Almost completely discharged
(The warning beep sounds.)
The battery indicator is always off when your computer is turned off and not
connected to AC power source.
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• When the battery is hot, the battery indicator may turn off and stay off
until the battery becomes cool.
• For more information on System standby/hibernate, see Chapter 3.
Using AC Adapter
When connected to a wall outlet, the AC adapter provides power for operation and
charges the battery. The AC input voltage can range from 100 to 240 volts so that you
can use your computer with the appropriate plug adapter.
The AC power cord included with your computer is appropriate for the
voltage used in the area in which you purchased your computer. If you
attempt to connect your computer to a wall outlet other than in this area,
check the voltage of the outlet and use an AC power cord appropriate for
the outlet. Consult local service staff if you are not sure.
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2-2
Resetting System
You may need to restart the system if your computer hangs up or a new hardware or
software is installed. When a message appears after the installation, click OK, Yes, etc.
to restart Windows.
You can also restart Windows by clicking start - Turn Off Computer; then, Restart.
Warm Boot (Software Reset)
If the system is locked up because of a software problem, you can reset or reboot the
system by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys simultaneously and select Applications tab
of Windows Task Manager dialog box. Click the program name which hangs up, then,
End Task. If this does not solve the problem, click Disconnect or Logoff of Windows
Task Manager dialog box, then Yes.
Resetting may cause data loss. Use the resetting process only if the
normal Windows Shut Down does not work because of software
malfunction. Although resetting will not damage the system, you may
lose the data you are processing.
Power Switch
You can turn off your computer with the power button if you encounter hardware or
software problems which lock up the system. In this case, press the power button for
more than four seconds.
Reset Switch
If you cannot turn off your computer by pressing the power button, you can use the
reset switch on the bottom of your computer. To reset the system, insert a narrow
object into the small hole to press the switch.
Reset Switch
RESET
RESET
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Using Glide Pad
Your computer is equipped with an integrated pointing device called a glide pad.
Using the glide pad, you can move the pointer, select an item from a menu, and
perform other tasks in the same way you would with a mouse.
2
Glide Pad
• Do not hit or scratch the surface of the glide pad with pointed objects
(such as a ballpoint pen).
• Do not operate the glide pad with a moist finger. This may cause the
glide pad to operate incorrectly.
Using Glide Pad
Take a moment to become familiar with how the glide pad works.
Place Your Fingertip
Place your left or right hand next to the glide pad, resting your wrist naturally in a
relaxed manner. Place your thumb or finger on the glide pad.
Move Your Fingertip
The rectangular pad of the glide pad is used to move the pointer around the display.
As you slide your fingertip across the pad, the pointer on the screen moves in the same
direction across the screen. The glide pad is very sensitive, so you do not have to exert
much pressure on the pad. The glide pad will respond to a light touch from your
fingertip.
2-4
Click, Double-click, and Right-click
To click or double-click, you can use the left button just like that of a mouse. Instead
of clicking the left button, you can also just tap gently anywhere on the rectangular
pad. For right-clicking, you must use the right button.
If the interval between clicks is too long, the double-click will not
function.
Drag and Drop
2
You can move the items by using “drag and drop” below:
1.
Position the pointer over the item you wish to move.
2.
Press the left button; do not release it.
3.
Move the pointer while holding the left button. The item moves together with the
pointer.
4. Release the button when the item reaches its destination.
Or you can tap the pad twice and hold it instead of pressing the left button in the
step 2.
Scroll
You can scroll through information in a list or in a document by using the glide pad.
To view information vertically, place your finger on the most right part of the glide
pad and slide your finger up and down. To view horizontally, place your finger on the
bottom part of the glide pad and slide your finger to the left or the right. This
procedure works only in limited applications.
Changing Configuration
In the Mouse Properties dialog box, you can change the configuration of the glide
pad, such as swapping left and right buttons, changing the pointer size, etc. Doubleclick icon on the taskbar.
2-5
Using Keyboard
Your computer, equipped with the Windows Enhanced Keyboard, provides all the
functionality of a full-sized desktop keyboard.
Special Keys
2
Windows Key
Opens the Windows start menu. This key functions the
same as the start button on the screen.
Application Key
Opens short-cut menus for the specific items. This key
functions the same as the right mouse button.
System Function Keys
Your keyboard contains the function keys labeled F1 through F12 for special actions.
Use them in conjunction with Fn key.
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Fn + F1
Turns the wireless LAN antenna on and off
Fn + F3
Decreases the audio volume
Fn + F4
Increases the audio volume
Fn + F5
Rotates display mode between LCD only, an external monitor
only, and both (when connecting an external monitor).
Fn + F6
Decreases the LCD screen brightness.
Fn + F7
Increases the LCD screen brightness.
Fn + F11
Turns the LCD screen on and off.
Fn + F12
Forces your computer into System standby, hibernate, or
powered off. See Power Management of Chapter 3 for more
information.
Controlling Volume
You can adjust the output volume of your computer with the following volume
controls which interact with each other.
With Keyboard
Press Fn and F3 (
Press Fn and F4 (
) keys simultaneously to decrease the output volume.
) keys simultaneously to increase the output volume.
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These functions do not work in the MS-DOS mode.
On Windows
1.
Click start - Control Panel.
2.
Click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices; then, Sounds and Audio Devices. If
Classic view is selected, double-click Sounds and Audio Devices icon.
3.
In Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box, slide the lever to control the
output volume.
4.
Click OK and close the dialog box; then the Control Panel window.
You can also easily adjust the volume in the window that will open when
clicking the speaker symbol on the taskbar. When the symbol is not on the
taskbar, check the box of Place volume icon in the taskbar in the step 3.
If you want to adjust the output volume of each source individually:
1.
Click start - Control Panel.
2.
Click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices; then, Sounds and Audio Devices. If
Classic view is selected, double-click Sounds and Audio Devices icon.
3.
In Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box, click Advanced… button of
Device volume section.
4.
Slide the lever of the source that you want to control.
5.
Close the dialog box, then; click OK and close the Control Panel window.
If you control:
Wave
Controlling the volume of CD or WAVE file
SW Synth
Controlling the volume of MIDI file
2-7
Any software containing audio function may also have its own volume
control. Note that the volume controls discussed on the previous page
and the software volume control will interact with each other.
Adjusting Display
2
You can adjust the brightness, resolution, and number of colors of the internal LCD
display for more comfortable viewing.
Changing Brightness of Display
Press Fn and F6 (
LCD display.
Press Fn and F7 (
LCD display.
) keys simultaneously to decrease the brightness of the internal
) keys simultaneously to increase the brightness of the internal
Changing Resolution and Number of Colors
When shipped, your computer is set to the default resolution and color. The default
resolution is 1024 x 768 at 64K colors. To change the resolution and the number of
colors, follow the instructions below:
1. In the Display Properties dialog box, select Settings tab.
2. Select the number of the colors in the Color quality, and select the resolution in
the Screen resolution. Refer to the table on the next page.
3. Click OK; then, Yes.
Available Resolutions and Colors
Resolution
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 1024(*1)
2048 x 768(*1)
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Number of Colors
64K
16M(*2)
64K
16M(*2)
64K
16M
64K
16M
*1) Only 1024 x 768 dots appear even
on the internal LCD screen of 1280 x 1024, or
2048 x 768 resolution. To see the hidden parts, move the mouse pointer to the parts
and scroll it. To set 1280 x 1024, and 2048 x 768 resolution mode selectable, open
the Display Properties dialog box, click Settings tab, then, Advanced button and
uncheck Hide modes that this monitor cannot display of Monitor tab. (Only a
member of the Computer administrators group can set the resolutions selectable.)
(*2)
On the internal LCD screen, the number of colors in this mode is made using
a Dithering algorithm.
(
• You cannot switch to display resolutions and number of colors that are not
available.
• In the Color quality, Medium (16 bit) means 65,536 (64K) colors, and High
(24 bit) means about 16,770,000 (16M) colors.
• If you select High;
• Drawing speed may be delayed.
• When playing animation, the screen may be distorted.
• You cannot display images upside down (see the next section).
Displaying on Screen Upside Down
This feature allows you to show the images on the LCD screen upside down. Use this
feature when showing the images on your computer to someone on your opposite side.
Press Ctrl + Shift + F4 (
) to display the image upside down.
Press Ctrl + Shift + F3 (
) to display the image in its original position.
• When displaying images upside down , you see the pointer on the
screen move in the opposite direction. Moving your finger or the mouse
to the right on the glide pad, for example, will make the mouse pointer
move to the left.
• When displaying images upside down, drawing speed may be delayed.
• Do not display upside down when playing animation.
• You cannot display the 24-bit images upside down.
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Changing Wallpaper and Setting Screen Saver
You can enjoy various desktop patterns or screen savers.
Changing Wallpaper
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1.
In the Display Properties dialog box, select Desktop tab.
2.
Select appropriate wallpaper in Background.
3.
Click OK.
Setting Screen Saver
1.
In the Display Properties dialog box, select Screen Saver tab.
2.
Select an appropriate screen saver in Screen saver and set time when screen
saver starts.
3.
Click OK.
To disable the screen saver, select [None] from the Screen saver pulldown menu.
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Sharing Your Computer
If you are sharing your computer with your colleagues or family members, set a user
account for each person. Every user can choose their favorite desktop setting, web site
lists, or make their own My Documents folder etc., and save them to their user
accounts. When you turn on your computer, select your user account.
Setting New User Account
1.
Click start - Control Panel.
2.
Click User Accounts. If Classic view is selected, double-click User Accounts
icon.
3.
Click Create a new account string.
4.
Type a name for the new account and click Next.
5.
Select the account type; then, click Create Account. If you have selected a
Limited account, then that user account has limits for using your computer. See
Help and Support Center in start menu for more details.
6.
Close User Accounts dialog box; then, the Control Panel.
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If more than one user accounts are set to your computer, you must select which user
account you will log in when you turn on your computer.
Log Off Your Computer
“Log off” is useful because you do not have to turn off your computer when you
finish your task and pass your computer to another person. There are two ways to log
off your computer, Switch User or Log Off.
If you select Switch User, you can pass your computer to another person without
closing your current applications. For example, if you are viewing a Web site, and
your colleague needs to open a program on your computer, use Switch User. You can
then view the same Web site by just switching users after your colleague finishes with
your computer.
If you select Log Off, the system will close all your session and you need to save your
files before logging off your computer.
1.
Click start - Log Off.
2.
Select Switch User or Log Off. If you select Log Off, the dialog box, which asks
you to save your data may appear.
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3.
Select a new account to start Windows XP again.
If you cannot see Switch User in Log Off Windows dialog box, click
Change the way users log on or off string in User Accounts dialog box,
and check Use Fast User Switching and click Apply Options.
Setting Password to User Account
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You can set a password to each user account to avoid unauthorized use of your
computer. Once you set the password, you need to enter it when you log on to its
account. You cannot start your computer with the user account if its password is not
correct, so unnecessary password setting can cause trouble in starting the system.
Setting Password
1.
Click start - Control Panel.
2.
Click User Accounts. If Classic view is selected, double-click User Accounts
icon.
3.
Select the account you want to set a password to. You will only have this option
if you log onto the computer as a member of the Computer administrators group.
If you log on your computer with a limited user account, go to the next step.
(You cannot set a password to another user account.)
4.
Select Create a password string.
• If the password has been already set, Create a password will not
appear.
• Only the members of the Computer administrators group can set a
password to another user account.
5.
Type a new password.
6.
Type the new password again to confirm it.
7.
If necessary, type a password hints word to remember the password you set.
8.
Click Create Password.
9.
Close the User Accounts dialog box; then, the Control Panel window.
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Changing Password
1.
Follow the steps 1-2 on the previous section.
2.
Select the account you want to change, if you log on to your computer as a
member of the Computer administrators group. If you log on your computer
with a limited account, go to the next step. (You cannot change the password of
another user account.)
3.
Select Change the password string or Change my password string.
• If the password has not been set yet, Change the password or Change
my password will not appear.
• Only the members of the Computer administrators group can change
the password of another user account.
2
4.
Type the current password. If you are changing another user’s password, skip
this step.
5.
Type a new password.
6.
Type the new password again to confirm it.
7.
If necessary, type a password hints word to remember the password you set.
8.
Click Change Password.
9.
Close the User Accounts dialog box; then, the Control Panel window.
Deleting Password
1.
Follow the steps 1-2 on Setting Password.
2.
Select the account you want to delete its password, if you log on to your
computer as a member of the Computer administrators group. If you log on your
computer with a limited account, go to the next step. (You cannot delete the
password of another user account.)
3.
Select Remove the password string or Remove my password string.
• If the password has not been set yet, Remove the password or Remove
my password will not appear.
• Only the members of the Computer administrators group can delete the
password of another user account.
4.
Type your password and click Remove Password. If you log on to your computer
as a member of the Computer administrators group and want to delete the
password of another user account, just click Remove Password.
5.
Close the User Accounts dialog box; then, the Control Panel window.
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CHAPTER 3
Battery and Power Management
This chapter explains how to manage your computer’s power effectively and use the
battery pack.
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In this section, you often see the expression “Power Options Properties
dialog box”. To open the dialog box:
1. Click start - Control Panel.
2. Click Performance and Maintenance - Power Options in
Category view or double-click Power Options icon in Classic view.
Battery Pack
When not connected to an external power source, your computer operates with the
rechargeable battery pack. The duration of the battery life may be longer if your
computer’s power management is active. See the next section for power management.
To keep the battery life longer:
•
Condition the battery pack if the actual remaining power in your battery is less than
what Windows Power Meter indicates. (See Conditioning Battery Pack section in
this chapter.)
•
Turn off your computer when you are not using it.
• The duration of the battery depends on your computer usage. Using
applications, which heavily use external peripherals, will result in
shorter battery life.
• When using your computer for several hours with battery power,
enable power management and set System hibernate. Refer to the
Power Management section in this chapter.
• When the battery has not been charged, your computer may not operate
properly. Connect the AC power source to charge the battery.
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Charging Battery Pack
1.
Connect the AC adapter to your computer. While the battery is being charged,
the battery indicator lights orange.
2.
When the battery is fully charged, the battery indicator turns green. Charging
time may vary according to the status of your computer.
• The battery indicator may turn off even while the battery is being
charged. This is because the battery pack is hot, and the charging
stops temporarily. When the battery becomes cool, the charging will
start and the battery indicator will turn on again.
• The battery pack may not be installed correctly if the battery indicator
blinks orange. In this case, turn off your computer, remove the AC
adapter and the battery pack; then, install the battery pack and connect
the AC adapter again. If the battery indicator still blinks orange, ask
your local dealer for assistance.
• When the battery pack is hot (for example, after a long usage), it may
take longer to be fully charged.
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Charging Battery Pack Using Connection Cradle
You can also charge the battery pack using the connection cradle. Insert the battery
pack in your computer and set your computer in the connection cradle and connect it
to the AC power. For details on connection cradle, see Chapter 7.
Checking Battery Level
On Windows
You can check the battery level by placing the pointer on the battery icon ( :
powered on battery) or AC plug icon ( : powered on AC power and charging the
battery pack) on the taskbar, or double-clicking one of these icons ( ,
or :
powered on AC power) to open the Power Meter dialog box. If the battery is fully
charged, remaining capacity level will not appear even if you point to the icon.
If you cannot see the battery or AC plug icon, follow these instructions:
1.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
2.
Check the box of Always show icon on the taskbar and click OK.
3.
Close the Control Panel window.
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• The remaining operating time depends on the amount of the power you
are consuming. If you are using the audio system, PC card slot, hard
disk drive, or peripheral devices with your computer, it may consume
more battery life.
• If the actual remaining power in your battery is less than what Power
Meter indicates, you should condition the battery pack as per the
procedure on Conditioning Battery Pack section in this chapter.
With Battery Level Lamp
You can also check the battery level by the battery lamp on the battery pack.
Remove the battery pack from your computer and push the battery level button on the
battery pack.
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Battery Level Lamp
Battery Level Button
Low Battery Indication
When the battery power level becomes significantly low, the battery indicator ( )
blinks red, the warning beep sounds. Save your data and turn off your computer, or
connect the AC power source immediately. Otherwise, your computer will be shut
down and the unsaved data may be lost.
Battery Indicator
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On Windows, you can set the battery level for sounding an alarm and letting your
computer go on System standby, System hibernate or shut down afterward.
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1.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Alarms tab.
2.
Set the battery level at which the alarms are activated. We recommend you set
Critical battery alarm to 5 % or more and Low battery alarm to more than the
value of Critical battery alarm.
3.
Set the Alarm Action… to the appropriate settings.
4.
Click OK twice.
5.
Close the Control Panel window.
Conditioning Battery Pack
When the actual remaining power in your battery is less than what Windows Power
Meter indicates, you need to condition the battery pack or buy a new one.
1.
Make sure the computer is turned off. Connect the computer to AC power source
and wait until the battery is fully charged. The battery indicator turns orange
first, then, turns to green when the battery pack is fully charged.
2.
Turn on the computer.
3.
When the message Press <F2> to enter SETUP appears, press F2 to open the
Setup Utility.
4.
Disconnect the AC adapter, and leave the computer on until the battery is
completely discharged and the system shuts down automatically.
5.
Connect the computer to AC power source and let the battery fully charged again
• Do not turn on your computer while charging the battery pack.
• Do not connect your computer to a wall outlet while discharging the
battery. The conditioning will be cancelled.
Repeated charging and discharging or long-term storage of the battery
pack cause battery deterioration. In this case, replace the battery pack
with a high capacity battery pack.
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Changing Battery Pack to Optional High Capacity Battery Pack
The capacity of a battery pack gradually decreases when used repeatedly (the
deterioration rate depends on the operating environment). If the battery life becomes
extremely short even after the conditioning, you should buy an optional high capacity
battery pack (CE-BL25).
When you replace the battery pack with the optional one:
1.
Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter from your computer.
2.
3.
Close the display cover and turn over your computer on a flat place.
Slide the battery stopper to the unlocked position ( ).
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Battery Stopper
4.
Slide the battery release lever to the unlocked position ( ) and hold it (1); then,
pull out the battery pack (2).
Battery Release Lever
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5.
Insert the high capacity battery pack into the computer by matching the notched
parts of the battery to the projected parts of the computer.
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High Capacity Battery Pack
(CE-BL25)
Checking Battery Level of High Capacity Battery Pack
Follow the steps in Checking Battery Level in this chapter.
Conditioning High Capacity Battery Pack
Follow the steps in Conditioning Battery Pack in this chapter.
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Notched Part
Power Management
Power management saves electricity and extends battery life by controlling power
supply to built-in devices. You can set the following power management properties on
Windows.
•
•
•
Stopping power supply to the hard disk
Stopping power supply to the display
Using System standby/hibernate
To open Power Options Properties dialog box, click start – Control Panel, and click
Performance and Maintenance; then, Power Options. If Classic view is selected,
double-click Power Options icon.
Note that the power management may not seem to function when you are
using an application program that accesses the hard disk periodically.
Stopping Power Supply to Hard Disk
1.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab.
2.
3.
Set Turn off hard disks to an appropriate value, and click OK.
Close the Control Panel window.
Stopping Power Supply to the Display
This procedure is also effective for an attached external monitor complying
with power management.
1.
2.
3.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab.
Set Turn off monitor to an appropriate value, and click OK.
Close the Control Panel window.
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Using System Standby/Hibernate
System standby/hibernate is a very useful power management tool. For example, after
your computer has entered System standby mode, you can restart your computer more
quickly when compared to a restart, after a normal shutdown operation. When your
computer resumes from System standby/hibernate, the system restores the exact last
state of your computer. In Windows, you can define System standby or System
hibernate the system enters under what conditions.
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•
System standby stores the current condition of your computer in RAM and stops
power supply to all but a few essential components. Your system enters and
resumes from System standby per the conditions mentioned later. In System
standby, the power indicator blinks green. To resume from System standby, operate
your computer again.
•
System hibernate saves the current condition of your computer in part of the hard
disk and turns off your computer. Your system enters and resumes from System
hibernate per the conditions mentioned later. In System hibernate, the power
indicator is off. To resume from System hibernate, press the power button.
When entering/resuming from System standby/hibernate, follow these
instructions:
• Finish communications, printing, and playing music or video before
entering System standby/hibernate.
• Do not operate your computer or peripheral devices, or
connect/disconnect peripheral devices, while entering/resuming from
System standby/hibernate.
• While operating with a battery, your computer may not resume from
System standby/hibernate if the battery capacity is not enough. In this
case, connect the AC adapter to your computer.
• Save your data before your computer enters System standby. If the
power supply to your computer is stopped, the RAM contents will be
lost.
• Select your user account if Windows requires when your computer
resumes from System standby/hibernate.
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Supporting System Hibernate
If your battery becomes completely discharged during System standby,
you will lose unsaved data and will need to reboot your computer.
Therefore, if you are planning to leave your computer powered by battery
for long periods of time, we recommend System hibernate.
Confirm that System hibernate is supported with the following steps below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Hibernate tab.
Confirm Enable hibernation is checked.
Click OK.
Close the Control Panel window.
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Set Timer to Enter System Standby/Hibernate Automatically
Your computer will enter System standby/hibernate automatically when the specified
time has passed without any operation. To set the time:
1.
2.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab.
From the pull-down menu of System standby or/and System hibernates, select the
elapsed time before your computer automatically enter System
standby/hibernate.
Click OK.
Close the Control Panel window.
3.
4.
Entering System Standby/Hibernate
Your computer enters System standby/hibernate in each of the following cases:
•
You select Stand By or Hibernate (which will replace Stand By if you press Shift
key) in the Turn off computer dialog box. To open the dialog box, click start –
Turn Off Computer.
•
The specified time in System standby or System hibernates in Power Schemes tab
of Power Options Properties dialog box has passed without any operation (See the
previous section).
•
The screen cover is closed.
The above functions if you perform the following:
1.
2.
3.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
Select Hibernate or Stand by in When I close the lid of my portable computer
field.
Click OK.
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4.
•
Close the Control Panel window.
You press the power button.
The above functions if you perform the following:
•
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1.
2.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
Select Hibernate or Stand by in When I press the power button on my
computer field.
3.
4.
Click OK.
Close the Control Panel window.
You press Fn+F12( ).
The above functions if you perform the following:
1.
2.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
Select Hibernate or Stand by in When I press the sleep button on my
computer field.
3.
4.
Click OK.
Close the Control Panel window.
If Ask me what to do is selected in the step 2 of You press the power
button or You press Fn+F12( ), the Turn off computer dialog box will
appear when you press the power button or Fn+F12 ( ) key
combination. You can select System standby or System hibernate at that
timing.
•
The battery level is low.
The above functions if you set the alarm in Windows. See Low Battery Indication
in this chapter.
Disabling Power Management
1.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab.
2.
Set Turn off monitor, Turn off hard disks, System standby, and System hibernates
to Never; then, click OK.
Close the Control Panel window.
3.
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CHAPTER 4
Peripherals
This chapter describes how to use peripheral devices with your computer. You can
connect an optional floppy disk drive unit, an optional CD-ROM drive unit, a printer,
an external monitor, a PC card, or other devices to your computer. To ensure proper
use, be sure to read the instructions for each peripheral device before connecting it to
your computer.
Using Peripherals
You can use the peripheral devices shown on the next page. For the details, refer to
the section explaining each device, or contact your dealer.
• Be sure to turn off your computer and the peripheral devices before
connecting them (except when inserting a PC card or connecting USB
devices, etc.).
• Confirm the peripheral device you will connect is Windows XP
compatible.
• Some devices have to be turned on after your computer is turned on.
• Some devices require that you install their drivers before use (You may
need to connect the optional external floppy disk drive unit or the
optional external CD-ROM drive unit to install some of the drivers.)
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Peripheral Connection Overview
External Monitor
USB Device*
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Headphone/
Audio Equipment
USB Device*
*Including the optional external floppy disk drive unit (CE-FD05)
and the optional external CD-ROM drive unit (CE-CD05).
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Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit
You can use double-density (2DD) 720KB or high-density (2HD) 1.44MB floppy
disks with the optional external floppy disk drive unit (CE-FD05).
Connecting Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit
• Do not place the floppy disk drive unit on its side or upside down.
• Do not press on the floppy disk drive unit. It may damage the drive or
cause malfunction.
• Do not place the AC adapter on the floppy disk drive unit. It may cause
the drive to malfunction.
Connect the floppy disk drive unit cable to either of the USB ports on your computer.
Be sure to let the USB mark side up when connecting the cable to your computer.
Optional Floppy Disk Drive
USB Port
USB Mark
Handling Floppy Disk
•
Do not open the shutter and touch the disk inside; otherwise, you will not be able to
read or write data to the disk.
•
Do not place floppy disks near magnets or heat source, in direct sunlight or in a
dusty place, etc.
•
Never subject a disk to sudden shocks or extreme vibration. Do not drop, bend, or
place heavy objects on a disk.
•
Do not spill liquid onto a disk.
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Inserting Floppy Disk
Hold the floppy disk with the arrow facing up, toward the drive. Slide the disk into the
drive until it locks into place.
Arrow Facing Up
Indicator
• Always insert a floppy disk straight into the floppy disk drive.
• When inserting the disk, make sure it is not upside down.
• Do not use excessive force when inserting the floppy disk. If you have
difficulty inserting or removing disks, seek the assistance of an
authorized service technician.
• Do not touch the disk while reading/writing data. It may cause
malfunction of your computer and the drive.
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Ejecting Floppy Disk
Before ejecting the floppy disk, make sure the indicator of the floppy disk
drive unit is not lit.
Press the eject button firmly. The disk pops out slightly. Eject it and store it properly.
Eject Button
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Formatting Floppy Disk
1.
Make sure the floppy disk is not write-protected, and insert it into the floppy disk
drive.
2.
Click start - My Computer.
3.
Right-click 3 ½ Floppy (A:) icon; then, click Format… from the pop-up menu.
4.
Select the appropriate formatting options.
5.
Click Start to start formatting.
• When you format a floppy disk that already contains data, all of the
data stored on the disk will be lost.
• You cannot format a double-density (2DD) 720KB floppy disk.
Removing Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit
To remove the unit, you need to perform the following steps before you remove it:
1.
Click Safely Remove Hardware icon (
2.
Click Safely remove Mitsumi USB Floppy – Drive(A:); then, Safe To Remove
Hardware dialog appears.
3.
Remove the unit from your computer.
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) on the taskbar.
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Optional External CD-ROM Drive Unit
A compact disc (CD) is a storage medium, with which you can read data, play music,
install and run programs, etc. The optional external CD-ROM drive unit (CE-CD05)
can be connected to either of the USB ports on your computer.
CAUTION FOR LASER
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Maximum output and wavelength of the laser: 903µW, 785nm
CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT
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LASER KLASSE 1
Precautions
•
Do not disassemble the CD-ROM drive unit and do not repair it by yourself. Doing
so may cause electrical shock hazard, or a laser may damage your eyes.
•
Do not store or use the CD-ROM drive unit in a dusty, humid, oily environment, or
under damp or moist conditions.
•
•
Do not turn up the volume too high, when using the headphones.
•
•
•
Do not drop or jar the CD-ROM drive unit.
•
•
•
•
Keep magnetic objects away from the CD-ROM drive unit.
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Do not leave the CD-ROM drive unit in direct sunlight, near a heat source or
especially in a hot automobile.
Do not touch the pins/terminals of the USB cable.
When the CD-ROM drive unit has been moved from a cold place to warm place, it
may damp or moist. Leave it for about 1 hour before using.
Do not insert any foreign metal object inside the CD-ROM drive unit.
Do not touch the lens.
If noise is heard from radio or TV, move the CD-ROM drive unit 2 m (about 6 ft.)
away from the radio or TV.
Connecting Optional External CD-ROM Drive Unit (CE-CD05)
• Do not place the CD-ROM drive unit on its side or upside down.
• Do not press on the CD-ROM drive unit. It may damage the drive or
cause malfunction.
• Do not place the AC adapter on the CD-ROM drive unit. It may cause
the drive to malfunction.
1.
Connect the core side connector of the USB cable included in the optional
external CD-ROM drive unit to the cable connector of the drive unit.
USB Cable
Core
2.
Cable Connector
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Insert the USB connector of the cable into one of the USB ports of your
computer. The CD-ROM drive unit automatically turns on and the power
indicator lights up.
USB Port
Power Indicator
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3.
Slide the cover latch to the right and open the cover.
Cover Latch
4.
Remove the protection sheet before you use the drive for the first time.
Protection Sheet
Laser Beam
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Handling CD
•
Do not write on either side of the disk, particularly the non-label side. Data is read
from the non-label side. Do not mark this surface.
•
•
Keep your disks away from direct sunlight, heat and excessive moisture.
Always hold the CDs by the edges. Fingerprints, dirt or water on the CDs cause
noise or improper tracking. If a CD is dirty or does not play properly, clean it with
a soft, dry cloth, wiping straight out from the center, along the radius.
Inserting CD
You can operate the external CD-ROM drive unit only when the computer is on.
1. Make sure the busy indicator light is not on.
Busy Indicator
2.
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Slide the cover latch to the right to open the cover and raise it.
3.
Place your CD onto the disk spindle and press on the center of your CD with
label side up, until it locks onto the disk spindle.
L ABEL
4.
Close the disk cover.
• Insert a CD firmly until it is locked onto the spindle; then, close the
disk cover, or the disk may fall off the spindle and get damaged.
• Do not leave the tray open. Also, avoid touching the lens in the tray. If
the lens becomes dirty, the CD-ROM may malfunction.
• Do not wipe the lens with materials with rough surface (such as paper
towels). Instead, use a cotton swab to gently wipe the lens.
Removing CD
1.
2.
3.
Make sure the busy indicator is not lit.
Slide the cover latch to the right and open the cover.
Press down the disk spindle and remove the CD from the tray holding its edge.
• Make sure the busy indicator is not lit or blinking before opening the
disk cover.
• When opening the cover, if the CD is still spinning, wait until it has
stopped, then remove it.
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Playing CD
With some CD-ROMs, you can hear the sound of them through the audio out jack of
the CD-ROM drive unit. Connect headphones or speaker system with an amplifier to
the audio out jack.
Audio Out Jack
Disconnecting Optional External CD-ROM Drive Unit
To remove the unit, you need to perform the following steps before you remove it.
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1.
2.
3.
Click Safely Remove Hardware icon ( ) on the taskbar.
Click Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device; then, Safe To Remove Hardware
dialog appears.
Remove the USB cable from the computer.
Mode Switches
There are the mode switches on the bottom of the CD-ROM unit.
These switches are for technical services. Keep them as a default setting, OFF.
Mode Switches
Cleaning Optional External CD-ROM Drive Unit
•
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, alcohol, record cleaner or anti-static
spray.
•
•
Clean the outside of the drive with a soft, dried cloth.
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Clean the lens with a commercial lens blower if the lens is dirty.
Display
You can use an external monitor with your computer. To display the images on both
displays simultaneously, use the 1024x768 resolution.
• Some monitors, which are not compatible with your computer, may not
display correctly.
• In this section, you often see the expression “Display Properties dialog
box.” To open the dialog box, right-click somewhere on the Windows
desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
Connecting External Monitor
Use the provided display converter cable to connect an external monitor with your
computer.
1.
2.
Turn off your computer and the external monitor.
Connect the provided display converter cable with the display cable as shown
below. If the display cable has screws, make sure to tighten them.
Display Cable
Display Converter Cable
Screw
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3.
Connect the display converter cable to the display connector, then, the other end
of the display cable to your external monitor. If the display cable has screws, be
sure to tighten them.
Display Connector
Display Converter
Cable
Display Cable
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4.
Turn on the external monitor; then, your computer.
Disconnecting External Monitor
1.
2.
Turn off your computer and the external monitor.
Press the button on the connector of the display converter cable, and hold it;
then, remove it from your computer.
Button
Switching Display
1.
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In the Display Properties dialog box, select Settings tab; then, click Advanced
button.
2.
3.
Select Lynx3DM+ tab; then, click the button before the output display you desire
and click OK.
Click OK to close the Control Panel window.
• You can also switch the display with Fn+F5 ( ).
• When you log on your computer as a member of the Limited group, you
cannot switch the display with the dialog box. Use Fn+F5( ) keys.
• When displaying in the Resolution Expansion mode(see 6-4), you
cannot switch the display using Fn+F5 ( ) keys
• While playing video or animation, you may not be able to switch the
display.
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Audio System
You can output sound to speakers, audio equipment or headphones.
Connecting Speaker
You can connect stereo speakers with an amplifier to the audio output jack on the left
side of your computer.
Speakers with an Amplifier
Headphone/Audio Output Jack
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Stereo Mini Plug
Connecting Audio Equipment
You can connect analog audio equipment to the audio output jack on the left side of
your computer.
Audio Equipment
Headphone/
Audio Output Jack
LINE IN (L)
White
Stereo Mini Plug
Analog Audio Cable
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LINE IN (R)
Red
You can adjust the output volume on Windows by clicking the speaker
symbol on the taskbar or use Fn + F3 (
) or F4 (
) keys
combination.
Connecting Headphone
Use the headphone with an impedance of 8Ω.or more (32Ω is recommended.)
Headphone
Headphone/Audio Output Jack
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Stereo Mini Plug
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USB Device
Your computer has an interface called Universal Serial Bus (USB) and its two USB
ports support USB1.1 and USB2.0. With a USB connection, you can
connect/disconnect peripherals without turning off your computer. Generally, when
you connect a device to your computer, the necessary driver will be installed
automatically. See also the manuals of peripheral devices supporting USB.
When a new device is correctly connected to your computer, the
appropriate driver is automatically installed. If the driver is not installed
correctly, you will see the message on the screen. In this case, install the
driver with the instructions on the screen.
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USB Port
USB Port
To remove USB devices, you may need to perform the following instructions before
you remove them:
1.
Click Safely Remove Hardware icon (
) on the taskbar. If you cannot find the
icon, click to show all kinds of icons. If the icon does not appear, go to Step3.
2.
Click Safely remove xxxx (xxxxx is the name of your USB device); then, Safe To
Remove Hardware dialog appears.
3.
Remove the device from your computer.
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PC Card
Your computer is equipped with a PC card (PCMCIA) slot, which can accommodate a
Type II card or a CardBus compliant card. You can insert/eject the card without
turning off your computer.
Inserting PC Card
When a new card is correctly inserted, the appropriate driver is
automatically installed. If the driver is not installed correctly, you will
see the message on the screen. In this case, install the PC card driver by
following the instructions on the screen.
1.
Push the PC card eject button so that it will pop out from the side of your
computer.
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Eject Button
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2.
Push the PC card eject button again until the protection card pops out, then
remove it.
3.
4.
Push the PC card eject button all the way inside the cabinet for safekeeping.
Insert a PC card into the slot with the label face up until it locks into place.
Label Face Up
If the dialog box asking you What do you want Windows to do? appears, select the
task you want.
Ejecting PC Card
• Some PC cards may become hot after long use.
• Be sure to use the procedure below when ejecting a PC card.
Otherwise, the system may not work properly.
1.
Click Safely Remove Hardware icon ( ) on the taskbar. If you cannot find the
icon, click to show all kinds of icons.
2.
Click Safely remove xxxx (xxxxx is the name of your PC card); then, Safe To
Remove Hardware dialog appears.
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3.
Push the PC card eject button so that it will pop out from the side of your
computer.
4.
Push the eject button until the inserted PC card pops out; then, remove it.
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5.
Push the PC card eject button all the way inside the cabinet for safekeeping.
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6.
Insert the protection card.
Be sure to insert the protection card after you finish using the PC card
slot to protect the PC card slot from being damaged.
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Printer
You can connect a printer to either of the USB ports on your computer.
Before using a printer, read the printer manual and install the printer
driver.
Connecting Printer
Be sure to read the printer manual before connecting the USB printer to
your computer. Some printers may not use Found New Hardware wizard
to install the printer driver.
You can connect the USB printer to your computer without turning off your computer.
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Printer
USB Port
USB Cable
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CHAPTER 5
Communication Functions
This chapter explains how to use the wired LAN unit, the wireless LAN function and
the modem card.
• When you use communication software:
• Connect your computer to the AC power source.
• Disable power management. (Refer to Disabling Power
Management of Chapter 3.)
• See also the manual or online help of the software you are using.
• The communication speed may vary depending on the traffic, local
telecommunications infrastructure, and ISP (Internet Service Provider)
infrastructure.
LAN Unit
You can connect to a LAN (Local Area Network) with the 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T
LAN units on your computer. To activate the LAN unit, perform the following steps.
Never insert any cables, but a LAN cable, which have different electric
characteristics from those of the LAN cable. Otherwise, the LAN unit and
the cables may be damaged.
Use a category 3 or a category 5 LAN cable when connecting to 10
BASE-T LAN, and the category 5 only when connecting to 100 BASE-TX
LAN.
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Connecting Your Computer To LAN
1.
2.
Turn off your computer.
Open the cover for the LAN jack on the right side of your computer.
Cover
To avoid damaging the LAN unit, close the cover after you finish using
the LAN unit.
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3.
Connect one end of the LAN cable to the LAN jack and the other end to the
network hub.
LAN Jack
To Network Hub
LAN Cable
4.
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Turn on your computer.
Configuring LAN Unit
1.
Click start - Control Panel.
2.
Click Network and Internet Connections; then, Network Connections. If Classic
view is selected, double-click Network Connections icon.
3.
Right-click Local Area Connection.
4.
From the pop-up menu, click Properties.
5.
In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, set the network setting
according to the instruction of your network administrator.
Make sure to log on your computer as a member of the Computer
administrators group. Otherwise, you cannot set or change some settings
for the LAN unit.
If you cannot access the network,
1.
Click start - Control Panel.
2.
Click Performance and Maintenance; then, System. If Classic view is selected,
double-click System icon.
3.
Click Hardware tab; then, Device Manager button.
4.
Double-click Network adapters, then, Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast
Ethernet NIC.
5.
Click Advanced tab, and select Link Speed/Duplex Mode in Property list and
select an appropriate value in Value pull-down menu.
6.
Click OK and close the Device Manager window.
7.
Click OK and close the Control Panel window.
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Wireless LAN
Your computer has an integrated wireless LAN function compliant with IEEE
802.11b standard. You can access the network by the wireless LAN.
There are two kinds of wireless networks: a network using an access point and an
Adhoc network. You can connect your computer to a wired LAN or the Internet
through an access point that is also compliant with IEEE 802.11b standard. The
Adhoc network consists of a number of computers each equipped with wireless
networking interface. Each computer can communicate directly with other wireless
enabled computers.
The range to give reliable performance and the quality of connection
vary depending on the environment where you perform.
To communicate through the wireless LAN, activate the integrated antenna with the
following steps.
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Activating Antenna
You can enable/disable the antenna by pressing Fn +F1 ( ) key combination. When
the antenna indicator ( ) lights green, the antenna is enabled. When the indicator
light is off, it is disabled.
Antenna
Antenna Indicator
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Connecting to Internet via an Access Point
You can connect your computer to the Internet or a wired network via an access point
supporting IEEE 802.11b. Refer to the manual of the access point or consult your
network administrator if you are not sure.
Communicating with Other Computers
• Confirm each computer is enabled for wireless LAN.
• Make sure to log on your computer as a member of the Computer
administrators group. Otherwise, you cannot set or change some
settings for wireless LAN.
1.
Click start – Control Panel.
2.
Click Network and Internet Connections – Network Connections. If Classic view
is selected, double-click Network Connections.
3.
Select Wireless Network Connection; then, click Change settings of this
connection of Network Tasks.
4.
Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in This connection uses the following
items.
5.
In Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, select Use the following IP
address and set a unique IP address to 192.168.1.2 through 192.168.1.254 and
the Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0; then, click OK.
• The IP address of each computer should be unique.
• The Default gateway can be blank.
6.
Click Wireless Networks tab; then, Advanced button in the lower right of the
dialog box. Advanced dialog box appears.
7.
Select Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only; then, click Close button.
8.
Click Add… button in Preferred networks of Wireless Network Connection
Properties dialog box.
9.
Type a name of the network in Network name (SSID) field of Wireless Network
Properties dialog box.
Confirm your computer and other computers are connecting to the same
network.
10. Click OK twice; then, close the Control Panel window.
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11. Configure the network by setting the name of your computer and workgroup.
To communicate with other wireless enabled computers, set your
computer name and the workgroup name. Your computer name should be
unique and the workgroup name should be same as others.
Confirming the Status of Wireless Connection
Before performing the following instructions, confirm the devices that you want to
communicate with are enabled for wireless LAN.
1.
Click Wireless Network Connection icon (
or ) on the taskbar. If you
cannot find the icon click to show all kinds of icon. Wireless Network
Connection dialog box appears. If Wireless Network Connection Status dialog
box appears, go to Step 7.
2.
Select a network you want to access in Available wireless networks in Wireless
Network Connection dialog box. If the network requires the Network key entered,
go to Step 4. If it is not set Network key, the caution message appears.
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When the network name you want to access does not appear, click
Advanced tab; then, Refresh button of Available networks in Wireless
Network Connection Properties dialog box; then, click OK.
3.
When you agree with the message, check the box of Allow me to connect… and
go to Step 5.
4.
Type the required Network key. (Refer to Connecting the WEP configured
network section.)
5.
Click Connect button.
6.
Click Wireless Network Connection icon (
7.
In Wireless Network Connection Status dialog box, confirm your connection
status.
) on the taskbar.
) shows the connection quality. The
• The number of green signals (
more signals light on, the better quality is given to your computer.
• When the quality of connection is poor, adjust the distance between
your computer and other devices or the access point you are
communicating with and/or the facing direction of your computer.
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Connecting WEP configured network
Wireless communication has security issues. Some networks are configured with
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) keys or encryption keys to protect the transmitted
data. To connect into the WEP configured network, follow the steps below.
1.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection icon (
View Available Wireless Networks.
2.
Select the network you want to connect in Available wireless networks of
Wireless Network Connection dialog box.
3.
Type its encryption key in Network key field, type it again to confirm and click
Connect button.
) on the taskbar and click
• When you select a network that is not configured for encryption
settings in the step 2, the caution message appears. If you agree to
connect to the unsecured network, check the box of Allow me to
connect to the selected wireless network, even though it is not secure.
• When the key index of your computer is different from that of the
network, you cannot access the network. Set the same key index with
the following steps. Note that some access points have the key index
options 0 through 3. Refer to the table below for matching.
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1. Open the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
(Refer to the steps in Communicating with Other Computers
section.)
2. Select the network you want to access in Preferred networks section
and click Properties button.
3. Confirm the box of Data encryption (WEP enabled) is checked,
uncheck the box of The key is provided for me automatically and
set the key index.
Key index matching table
Access Point 1
Access Point 2
Your computer
1
2
3
4
0
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
(ex. When your access point type is “Access Point 2”
and its key index is set to 0, set 1 to the key index of
your computer.)
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Network Setup Utility
With the Network Setup Utility, you can set up your specific network settings
adjusted for your environments such as work, home, etc. and select the appropriate
one to the environment. You can also change the network settings.
• Not every setting item can be stored.
• The Network Setup Utility may not compliant with all network
environments.
Loading Network Settings
To set your specific network settings, confirm that your computer is connected into
the network and has the proper settings for your current environment and follow the
instructions below.
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1.
Click start – All Programs – SHARP Network Setup Utility – SHARP Network
Setup Utility.
2.
Click OK.
3.
Click Set, select SHARP icon or Windows icon, then, click Select icon button.
4.
Select an icon and click OK. Type a network name, then, click OK. The selected
icon appears in the Network Setup Utility window.
It takes a moment to load the network settings.
Switching Network
To switch the network set above, confirm your computer is ready to connect into the
network and follow the instructions below.
1.
Click start – All Programs – SHARP Network Setup Utility – SHARP Network
Setup Utility.
2.
Click OK.
3.
Select the appropriate network icon in the Network Setup Utility window.
4.
Click OK.
• Make sure your computer is connected to the proper environment.
• If your hardware or software configuration has been changed, you may
not be able to switch to the network properly. In this case, you may
need to reconfigure the settings.
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Changing Network Settings
To change the loaded network settings, right-click on the icon you want to change the
settings in the Network Setup Utility window and click Edit settings in the pop-up
menu. Then, edit the settings.
Deleting Network
To delete the loaded network settings, right-click on the icon you want to delete in the
Network Setup Utility window and click Delete setting in the pop-up menu. Then,
click OK.
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Modem Card (may not be available in some countries)
Your computer may come with the modem card. In order to use the modem on your
computer, install the supplied modem card in your computer.
• The modem in your computer is designed only for regular analog
telephone lines. The modem may be damaged when connected to a
digital ISDN terminal or a digital PBX.
• Use TA (terminal adapter) to connect the built-in modem to a digital
telephone line.
• If an unusual device is attached to the line you are connecting to, the
modem may not function properly. Remove the device or contact the
dealer of the device.
• Before connecting to a PBX, consult the PBX maintenance staff or its
service company. If the electric characteristics of your PBX are
different from those of a regular analog line, the modem will not
function properly. If you connect the modem to a digital PBX, both the
modem and the PBX may be damaged.
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Installing Modem Card
Gently insert the modem card into the PC card slot. Make sure the card is firmly
seated in the slot and you are ready to setup and install your communication
software.
Setting Up for Windows XP
1.
This card is ready for Windows XP so you just turn on your computer and
insert the modem card. Follow the instruction shown on the screen to install the
Windows built-in driver for this card.
2.
When the installation instruction is finished, this modem card is ready to use.
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Connecting Modem To Telephone Line
1.
2.
3.
Turn off your computer.
Connect PC card connector end of the included modem cable to the connector of
the inserted modem card.
Connect the modular jack end of the modem cable to the telephone line.
4.
Turn on your computer.
Connect the modem to the telephone line directly. Do not use a
distributor or allotter.
Configuring Modem
Configure your modem making the necessary adjustments as shown below.
Modem Configuration
When you use the modem first time, you must type your location’s information.
1.
Click start - Control Panel - Printers and Other Hardware; then, Phone and
Modem Options. If Classic view is selected, double-click Phone and Modem
Options icon.
2.
In Location Information dialog box, select your country, type your area code,
etc., and select your dial type; then, click OK.
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After the configuration, click or double-click Phone and Modem Options (icon) to
open Phone and Modem Options dialog box and double-click the location name of
Locations in Dialing Rules tab for the information you set above.
You can change the settings or make a new location by clicking Edit… or New….
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Power Management
To use communication software, you may have to disable power management. See
Disabling Power Management of Chapter 3.
• See also the manual or online help of the software you are using.
• Within the communications software you are using, set the COM port
of the built-in modem to COM3.
• Do not enter System standby/hibernate while using communication
software.
• Before commencing with fax communication, it is recommended that
you exit other application programs.
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CHAPTER 6
Setup Utility
This chapter describes how to run the Setup Utility to change settings on your
computer.
Running Setup Utility
With the Setup Utility, you can customize the system configuration information, such
as time and date, port assignments, or passwords. The information you have specified
is saved in a special area called CMOS RAM, which the system reads every time you
turn on your computer. Your computer is shipped from the factory with the
appropriate setting of the Setup Utility. Leave it as default in normal use.
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Contents of Setup Utility
The Setup Utility consists of five menu pages, as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
Main:
Configures basic setting
Advanced: Configures device interface
Security:
Sets Passwords
Boot:
Sets where the system boots from
Exit:
Exits the Setup Utility or returns to the default values
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Entering and Exiting Setup Utility
1.
Turn on your computer.
2.
When Press <F2> to enter SETUP appears, press F2.
3.
Change to the desired settings. Refer to the next section.
4.
Select Exit menu; then, press Enter.
5.
Select one of the exit methods, and press Enter.
6.
Confirm the message and press Enter again. The system restarts.
When the Setup Utility is opened, power management does not work. Do
not close the display cover.
Changing Setting of Setup Utility
To change the settings:
1.
Use → or ← key to select the menu.
2.
Use ↑ or ↓ key to select the item.
Minus or Space key : Changes the value.
In the item with
mark, press Enter to open a sub menu. Press Esc to close the
sub menu and return to the previous menu.
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For date and time, press Enter on the item to select the value you want to
change; then, use minus key or space bar to change the value.
3.
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Close the Setup Utility by following the steps above.
Main Menu
System Time defines the system time, using the format hour:minute:second (24-hour
format). Use Tab key to move the cursor, and minus key or space bar to change
numerals.
System Date defines the system date, using the format month/day/year. Use Tab key
to move the cursor, and minus key or space bar to change numerals.
Hard Disk Type shows the type of the hard disk of your computer. Press Enter key
to show the details.
Internal NumLock defines whether the numlock keys of the built-in keyboard are
always disabled or not. (Num lock indicator will turn when Fn+NumLk are pressed
regardless of this setting. An external keyboard will be numlocked if connected. )
Quick Boot defines whether the system skips the check of the internal memory while
booting, to shorten the boot time
Quiet Boot defines whether the SHARP logo appears on the screen while booting.
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CPU Information shows the information on the CPU.
System Memory shows the volume of the conventional memory used in MS-DOS.
Extended Memory shows the volume of the extended memory more than 1MB.
BIOS Version shows the BIOS version of the system.
EC/KBC Version shows the EC or keyboard controller version of the system.
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Advanced Menu
Internal Pointing Device enables or disables the built-in glide pad.
Resolution Expansion defines whether the Setup Utility screen is expanded when the
resolution is 640x480 or 800x600. Enabled means that the screen is expanded.
Plug&Play O/S enables or disables plug & play function.
PCI Configuration normally has to be as default
Security Menu
Set Supervisor Password defines the supervisor password (up to eight characters).
See the next section about the supervisor password.
Set User Password defines the user password (up to eight characters). See the next
section about the user password. This password is used on the connection cradle.
If you lose your password, you will be unable to access your computer or
change the configuration. Make sure to select a password you will never
forget, or write it down and protect it in a secure place. Otherwise, you
will have to contact your dealer for assistance.
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Password on boot defines whether you have to type the password for booting your
computer.
Hard Disk boot Sector defines whether the boot sector of the hard disk is writeprotected. When formatting the hard disk or reinstalling software, set to Normal.
Supervisor and User Password
Setting a password will protect your computer against unauthorized access. Once a
password is set, the system requires the password when entering to the Setup Utility.
And if Password on boot is enabled, the system will require a password when your
computer is turned on.
If you enter a wrong password three times, the message System Disabled
appears. Press the power button to shut down your computer, and after
10 seconds, press the power button to turn it on again.
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Your computer supports two different levels of password security: Supervisor
password and User password. You cannot set a user password unless you have set a
supervisor password. If you share your computer with others, we recommend that you
set both the supervisor and the user password, and let others know the user password
only.
If you type the user password when you enter the Setup Utility, you can change
System Time and System Date of the Main menu, Resolution Expansion of the
Advanced menu and Set User Password of the Security menu only.
Setting Password
1.
In the Security menu of the Setup Utility, select Set Supervisor Password or Set
User Password and press Enter.
2.
Type your password (up to eight characters), and press Enter.
3.
Type the same password again, and press Enter twice.
4.
Select Exit menu and confirm Exit Saving Changes is highlighted; then press
Enter.
5.
Confirm Yes is highlighted and press Enter. The system restarts.
Changing Password
1.
In the Security menu of the Setup Utility, select Set Supervisor Password or Set
User Password and press Enter.
2.
Type your current password, and press Enter.
3.
Type your new password, and press Enter.
4.
Type your new password again, and press Enter twice.
5.
Select Exit menu and confirm Exit Saving Changes is highlighted; then press
Enter.
6.
Confirm Yes is highlighted and press Enter. The system restarts.
Deleting Password
1.
In the Security menu of the Setup Utility, select Set Supervisor Password or Set
User Password and press Enter.
2.
Type your current password, and press Enter.
3.
Without typing any characters, press Enter.
4.
Press Enter twice.
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5.
Select Exit menu and confirm Exit Saving Changes is highlighted; then press
Enter
6.
Confirm Yes is highlighted and press Enter. The system restarts.
Boot Menu
Boot Sequence specifies where the system boots from. Press Enter to open the sub
menu. The system boots from the drive at the top of the list. If the system cannot find
the drive, it will boot from the second one; then, third one; then forth one. Use arrow
keys to select the drive you want to move; then, use minus key or space bar to move it
up and down.
USB Boot enables or disables the boot from the USB floppy disk drive or the USB
CD drive.
LAN Boot defines whether the system boots from other server via the LAN unit of
your computer.
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Exit Menu
Exit Saving Changes saves the settings you have changed and exits the Setup Utility.
Exit Discarding Changes exits the Setup Utility without saving the settings you have
changed.
Load Setup Defaults returns the values of all items to the default. To exit, select one
of the above items.
Discard Changes returns the values of all items to the values you last saved. To exit,
select one of the above two items.
Save Changes saves the settings you have changed. To exit, select one of the above
two items.
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CHAPTER 7
Connection Cradle
This chapter describes how to use the connection cradle with your computer (hereafter
called MM series). Using the connection cradle, you can connect MM series to another
computer (hereafter called Host computer).
• Never insert anything but the MM series inside the cradle.
• Be sure to keep the inside of the connection cradle free from dust or
any foreign objects. This may cause malfunction and bad connection.
Especially keep the connector clean.
• Place the connection cradle on a stable and even work surface.
• When the connection cradle is connected to the host computer, do not
give a shock or vibration to the connection cradle.
• During data communication to the host computer, set the time of the
MM series and the host computer synchronized. When you modify the
file, the time you modify the file is stored in the Properties of the file.
If the time in the host computer is not the same as the time in the MM
series, you will not be able to properly manage the files by the
modification date.
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Precautions When Backing Up And Restoring Data
In order to secure the proper backup and restore, follow the instructions below during
data backup and restore:
•
•
•
Always connect the AC adapter to the connection cradle.
•
Do not slide the connection switch.
Do not remove the MM series from the connection cradle.
Do not disconnect the USB cable connecting the connection cradle and the host
computer.
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Installing Application Program
You cannot install an application program to the MM series from the host computer
when the MM series is inserted in the cradle. In order to install an application program
into the MM series, do either of the following performance:
•
Connect the external CD drive unit to the MM series
•
Connect the MM series to the host computer via LAN and share the CD drive of
the host computer with the MM series.
Before installing an application program, carefully read its license
agreement.
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Setting Up Connection Cradle
1.
Attach the stand plate to the connection cradle matching the projection on the
bottom panel of the connection cradle with the hole of the stand plate.
Hole
Stand Plate
Connection
Cradle Bottom
2.
Projection
Tighten two screws to fasten the stand plate to the connection cradle.
Screws
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Overview of Connection Cradle
Front Panel
READY Lamp
Hard Disk Lamp
Battery Indicator
Host PC
Connection Switch
REA
DY
OF
F
HD
D
ON
Rear Panel
USB Port
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AC Adapter Jack
Charging Battery Pack Using Connection Cradle
1.
Set the connection cradle on a stable and even work surface.
Be sure to attach the stand plate to the connection cradle before inserting
the MM series into the connection cradle. Otherwise they may fall down.
2.
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Connect the AC power cord to the AC adapter.
3.
Plug the AC adapter cable to the AC adapter jack on the rear side of the
connection cradle.
4.
Plug the AC power cord to the wall outlet.
Always use the AC adapter and the AC power cord included with your
computer or the optional one. Using others may damage to the
connection cradle.
5.
Make sure that foreign materials such as dust are inside the connection cradle.
Do not install the MM series in the connection cradle with foreign body,
such as dust, inside.
This may damage both the MM series and the connection cradle and
result in bad connection.
6.
Insert the MM series into the connection cradle with its left side downward so that
the connection cradle connector on the left side of the MM series firmly secured
to the connector inside the connection cradle. When properly connected, the
battery indicators on both the MM series and the connection cradle will turn on
and charging will be started.
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Battery
Indicators
Y
AD
RE
D
HD
ON
OFF
Cradle Front
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Using MM Series as External Hard Disk
Using the connection cradle, you can use MM series as an external hard disk of your
host computer. Ordinarily, you can utilize the data between the mobile PC and the host
PC via LAN or using the medium such as a memory card. By using the connection
cradle, however, you can read /modify/save data stored in MM series without powered
on.
Host computer
Back Up Important Data Periodically
In order to prepare for accidents, we recommend to back up important data periodically.
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Connecting to Host Computer
MM series can be used as an external hard disk of the computer with one of the
following operation systems installed:
•
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/ Microsoft Windows XP Professional
(hereafter called Windows XP)
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (hereafter called Windows 2000)
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (hereafter called Windows Me)
Before connecting the MM series to the host computer for the first time, be sure to
install the connection cradle program (described later).
Limitation
You cannot use MM series as an external hard disk when it is powered on/ in the system
standby or hibernate state.
When the Host Computer is Windows XP
Log on to the computer as a member of the Computer administrators group. You might
not install application programs when you log on to the computer with a limited account.
When the Host Computer is Windows 2000 or Windows Me
Install an application program when you log on to the computer as a member of the
Computer administrators group. And Use the installed program when you log on to the
computer as a member of the Computer administrators group.
Installing Connection Cradle Program
The following shows how to install the connection cradle program to the host computer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the product recovery CD-ROM disk2 in the CD drive of the host
computer.
Double-Click My Computer , then double-click the CD drive icon.
Double-Click the SOFT folder, then double-click the MCX folder. The
Connection Cradle Setup Wizard starts up. Follow the message on the screen
and install the Connection Cradle program.
Install the program according to the instructions on the screen.
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Connecting MM Series To Host Computer
The following shows how to connect the MM series to the host computer for the first
time using the connection cradle.
Do not connect the USB cable until instructed to do so (in Step5 below).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install the Connection Cradle program to the host computer (shown on the
previous page).
Turn off the MM series.
You cannot connect the MM series to the host computer when the MM series is
powered on or in the standby/hibernate mode.
Connect the AC adapter to the connection cradle and insert the MM series into
the connection cradle. (Refer to Charging battery pack using the connection
cradle on 7-6.)
Make sure the battery indicator on the connection cradle is powered on and slide
the host PC connection switch on the connection cradle to OFF.
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Connect the connection cradle with the host computer using the supplied USB
cable.
6.
Slide the host PC connection switch on the connection cradle to the ON position.
The READY indicator on the connection cradle turned green.
When you connect the connection cradle to the host computer for the first time,
necessary drivers are automatically installed. Wait until installation process
completes.
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When the host computer runs on Windows XP, you might get the screen
asking you what you want Windows to do. In this case, click Cancel.
Connecting MM series with Host Computer Second Time
From the second time on, you can connect the connection cradle to the host computer in
any order. When the connection cradle is connected to the host computer and the
connection switch is ON, the host computer can recognize the MM series as its external
hard disk only by inserting it into the connection cradle.
When connected to the host computer, the connection cradle must be
powered by the AC adapter. Using the connection cradle without the AC
adapter connected may cause the data loss if the battery of your
computer is completely discharged and if you have not saved the data at
that time. If the battery of your computer is completely discharged when
connected to the host computer, the connection is suddenly cancelled and
an error message will be displayed on the host computer’s screen.
Displaying on Host Computer
Once MM series is recognized as an external hard disk of the host computer, it is shown
as SHP_V1800 (E;) or as MM1 D_ DRIVE (F;)with icon representing the MM series
inserted in the connection cradle in the Hard Disk Drives section when in Windows XP
or in the My Computer window, in the other operating systems.
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The drive names such as (E:) and (F:) differs depending on the
environment of the host computer.
If you set a user password to MM series in the Setup Utility, MM series is
shown not as hard disk drive, but as removable disk drive with the icon
representing the MM series inserted in the connection cradle with the key
mark. In order to access to the hard disk of your computer, delete the
password temporarily. See Canceling Password in Password section later
in this chapter.
While communicating to the host computer;
• Keep the AC adapter connected to the connection cradle.
• Do not remove, MM series from the connection cradle.
• Do not move the connection cradle with , MM series installed. It may
result in disconnecting the cable between the host computer and the
connection cradle.
• Do not operate the host PC connection switch.
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Stopping Connection from Host Computer
You can stop the connection from the host computer while keeping MM series inserted
in the connection cradle, by first stopping the device on the host computer then sliding
the host PC connection switch of the connection cradle to OFF.
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Be sure to stop the device before sliding the switch on the connection
cradle to OFF.
Otherwise the data may be lost or to the MM series may be damaged.
Stopping Device
Here we explain assuming that the hard disk drives C and F of the MM series is
assigned to drives F and G of the host computer. If not, please replace the drive names
with the appropriate ones.
In case of Windows XP
1.
Click Safely Remove Hardware icon (
) on the taskbar.
2.
Click Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device – Drives (G:,F:); then, Safe To
Remove Hardware dialog appears.
In case of Windows 2000
1.
Click Safely Remove Hardware icon (
) on the taskbar.
2.
Click Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device – Drives (G:,F:); then, click OK.
In case of Windows Me
1.
Click Safely Remove Hardware icon (
) on the taskbar.
2.
Click Safely remove USB Disk – Drive(G:,F:); then, click OK.
Sliding Host PC Connection Switch to OFF
1.
Stop the device.
2.
Slide the connection switch on the connection cradle to the OFF position.
The READY indicator turns off.
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Connecting to Host Computer Again
While you keep MM series inserted in the connection cradle, slide the connection
switch back to ON to connect to the host computer again.
When you do not remove MM series from the connection cradle after
stopping the device, the connection is stopped, although the READY
indicator is on. To regain the connection, slide the host PC connection
switch to OFF, then back ON again.
Disconnecting USB Cable
When disconnecting the USB cable from the host computer and the connection cradle,
be sure to stop the device before disconnecting the cable.
Removing from Connection Cradle
To remove the MM series from the connection cradle, follow the steps below:
1.
Stop the device first.
Be sure to stop the device before removing MM series from the
connection cradle.
Otherwise the data may be lost and the MM series may be damaged.
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Hold the stand plate of the connection cradle by your hand, and pull up the MM
series out of the connection cradle. The READY indicator on the connection cradle
turns off.
Setting Password
You can set a “user password” to your computer to avoid unauthorized use of the hard
disk of the MM series when connected to the host computer using the connection
cradle.
Set the Supervisor password and User Password in the SetupUtility .
Setting Password
Set a user password of the MM series in the Setup Utility. For setting the password,
see Chapter 6.
Canceling Password
Cancel the password temporarily when you want to use the MM series as an external
hard disk of your host computer.
1.
Connect the MM series with the host computer.
2.
Click start –All Programs –Connection Cradle –Password Utility.
Password Utility Window appears.
3.
Type the current user password in the Password box and click OK.
4.
When you see the message Releases the Security, click OK.
5.
The password is cancelled and the hard disk drives of the MM series are
recognized as external hard disk drives of the host computer.
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In some cases, an alert box may appear. This is because once the
password is cancelled, the device is stopped and then, the connection
cradle is connected. This causes no matters.
Deleting Password
In case of Windows XP or Windows 2000
When the host computer is Windows XP or Windows 2000,delete the password in the
MM series Setup Utility. For details see Chapter 6.
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In case of Windows Me
When the host computer is Windows Me, cancel the password on the host computer,
before deleting the user password in the Setup Utility of the MM series.
1.
Cancel the password.
2.
Stop the device.
3.
Remove your computer from the connection cradle.
Run the Setup Utility on MM series and delete the user password. For details on
deleting the password, see Chapter 6.
Be sure to cancel the password using Password Utility (see the previous
page) before deleting the password. Otherwise, the MM series will be
recognized as a removable disk, when you connect the MM series to the
host computer second time
In order to make MM series recognized as an external hard disk again,
do the following:
1. Connect MM series to the host computer.
2. Open the Password Utility and type the user password.
3. Click Cancel.
4. Stop the device.
5. Turn off the connection switch on the connection cradle.
6. Turn on the connection switch on the connection cradle.
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Appendixes
The appendixes contain additional information on the use and care of your computer.
Maintenance and Care
This appendix provides you with information on how to maintain your computer in
excellent working condition.
Cleaning Your Computer
Cabinet
Apply a small amount of mild cleaning solution to a dry, lint-free cloth and wipe the
cabinet with the cloth.
Screen
The surface of the screen may become smeared and accumulate dust during use.
Avoid touching the screen with your fingers when using the system. Gently wipe the
surface of the screen with a soft cloth that has been dipped in a mild detergent solution
and squeezed dry.
Glide Pad
Wipe the glide pad with a soft, dry cloth.
Ventilation Openings
Dust on the ventilation openings may cause overheating of your computer. Wipe the
ventilation openings with a soft, dry cloth.
Traveling With Your Computer
This computer is designed for portability. For safety and convenience when traveling,
please follow these guidelines.
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•
Before traveling, back up your data on floppy disks or other external media.
Do not travel with any peripheral devices connected such as an optional external
floppy disk drive unit or the external CD-ROM drive connected.
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Appendixes
• Never clean your computer while it is powered on.
• Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner or other strong chemical agents
that may damage the cabinet.
•
Do not carry your computer powered on. This may result in loss of data and/or
damage to the hard disk drive.
•
Make sure the display cover is closed before traveling. Otherwise, the cover may
be opened unawares, and the display or the keyboard will be damaged.
•
If you carry your computer in a bag, try to avoid unnecessary pressure, caused by
the stuff of the bag, to your computer.
•
•
Disconnect the AC adapter from your computer.
•
Avoid sudden shocks or extreme vibration.
Appendixes
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Fully charge the standard battery pack and bring the AC adapter and the AC power
cord.
Troubleshooting
This chapter describes how to troubleshoot computer problems.
Common Problems
Problems with your computer can be caused by something as minor as an unplugged
power cord or as major as a damaged hard disk drive. The information in this
troubleshooting section is designed to help you find and solve minor problems. If you
still have a problem after trying all the suggested remedies in this chapter, contact
your dealer.
The problems that you might encounter can be divided into two basic categories:
hardware and software. Hardware problems can be further divided into being of an
electrical or a mechanical nature. You will know you have a hardware problem if, for
example, the screen is blank, or your computer cannot recognize the disk drives.
Software problems can occur at several levels. Both your operating system and your
software application programs are capable of generating errors and error messages. If
you encounter a software error, try to determine if the error message is from your
operating system or from an application program, and refer to the appropriate manual
for possible remedies.
You can also refer to the Windows manual or Windows help program to solve the
problem. To access the help program, click start –Help and Support. It also gives you
troubleshooting tips and an index.
Successful troubleshooting is the result of careful observation, deductive reasoning,
and an organized approach to solving the problem. If you encounter a problem, begin
by performing a careful visual inspection. Check the exterior of your computer first. If
no lights are lit, check the battery charge or power outlet, the plug and power cord,
and any power switches that may affect your computer. If your computer has been
connected to any peripheral devices, look for loose or disconnected cables. You may
also need to check the fuses and breakers in your electric box. A few common
problems and suggested solutions are presented in the examples that follow.
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Trouble when Starting
Question: Why doesn't the power indicator or the battery indicator turn
on?
•
Make sure the AC adapter is correctly connected to the AC adapter jack of your
computer.
•
Make sure the AC power cable is correctly connected to a live wall outlet. Connect
another electric equipment to the wall outlet and check whether it is live or not.
•
•
Make sure the battery pack is correctly installed and charged.
If the battery pack is discharged, connect the AC adapter.
Question: Why do I get the message Invalid system disk?
•
You may have inserted a non-bootable disk (either a defective disk or one without
an operating system) in the optional external floppy disk drive unit. Remove the
disk and press any key.
Question: Why can’t I boot from the floppy disk?
•
Make sure that the optional external floppy disk drive unit is correctly connected to
your computer.
•
Check whether the floppy disk set to the optional external floppy disk drive unit
contains a system disk.
•
Check whether Floppy Disk Drive is set to the first in Boot Sequence and USB Boot
is set to Enabled in Boot menu of the Setup Utility.
Question: Why do I get the message Press<F1> to resume, <F2> to setup?
•
The setting of the Setup Utility is deleted. Run the Setup Utility and get default
value of the Setup Utility. Be sure to set the date and time correctly.
Question: Why do I get the message Operating system not found?
•
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Run the Setup Utility and get default value of the Setup Utility. Be sure to set the
date and time correctly.
Trouble with Display
See the Display section in Chapter 2 and 4.
Question: Why is the screen blank?
•
Press any key to see if any power management feature has turned off the screen to
save power.
•
•
See the power indicator to check whether your computer is turned on.
•
•
•
Make sure the LCD screen is selected as the display by pressing Fn+F5.
If you are using a battery pack, make sure it is correctly installed and has a charge
remaining.
Check whether the display is on by pressing Fn+F11.
If you still have the problem after trying the above, follow the steps in Why doesn't
the keyboard or the glide pad function?
Question: Why does the external monitor display nothing or the image on
it distorted?
•
•
•
•
Confirm the monitor is turned on.
•
Make sure the value of the Screen resolution in the Settings tab of the Display
Properties is lower than the resolution of the external monitor.
•
Make sure the external monitor is not near any electric devices having strong
magnetic fields such as a TV set or radio.
•
Do not share an outlet with a TV set or radio.
Confirm the monitor is connected correctly.
Make sure an external monitor is selected as the output display by pressing Fn+F5.
If you use Fn+F5 to change the display, the image may be distorted. Press Fn+F5
again to return the previous display and use Display Properties dialog box to
change it again. (Refer to Chapter 4.)
Question: Why can’t I change the display with Fn+F5 keys?
•
When playing the animation or game, Fn+F5 key combination may not work.
Close the current running application.
•
Use Display Properties dialog box to change it. (Refer to Chapter 4.)
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When you select Extended Desktop mode, Fn+F5 key combination does not work.
Trouble with Keyboard/Glide Pad
Question: Why doesn't the keyboard or the glide pad function?
•
Try the following in this order:
1.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Users tab of Windows Task Manager dialog
box. Click Disconnect or Logoff; then, Yes.
2.
If the step 1 fails to work, press the power switch for more than four seconds to
turn off the system. Ten seconds later, turn on your computer.
3.
If you still cannot turn off the system with the power switch, confirm the hard
disk indicator is not lit and press the reset switch on the bottom of your computer
to turn off the system (refer to Resetting the System section of Chapter 2). Ten
seconds later, turn on your computer by pressing the power switch.
Question: Why does the glide pad malfunction?
•
The surface of the glide pad or your palm may be moist or dirty and grease. Wipe
the glide pad with a soft, dry cloth.
Trouble with Floppy Disks
Question: Why can't I use a floppy disk?
•
•
•
•
Confirm the optional external floppy disk drive unit is correctly connected.
Confirm the floppy disk is inserted correctly.
Confirm the drive or file name is correct.
The floppy disk may not be formatted or could be corrupted. Format the disk or use
another disk.
•
If you cannot write to a floppy disk, the disk may be write-protected. Eject the disk
and ensure that the write-protect tab covers the small hole.
•
If you cannot write to a floppy disk, the disk may be full. Use another disk.
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Trouble with Hard Disk
Question: Why can't I read or write data to/from the hard disk?
•
•
Confirm the drive and file names are correct.
Confirm the hard disk has sufficient free space.
Trouble with CD
Question: Why can’t I read data from a compact disc or play files?
•
•
•
•
•
Confirm the external CD-ROM drive unit is correctly connected to your computer.
Confirm the CD is inserted correctly.
Confirm the drive and file names are correct.
Confirm the CD is not stained or scratched.
Confirm the CD or files are supported.
Trouble with Communication
Question: Why can't I communicate through the modem?
•
•
Confirm the modem card is properly inserted in your computer.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Confirm the country/region setting is appropriate.
•
If connected to a PBX, consult the PBX maintenance staff or its service company.
If the electric characteristics of your PBX are different from those of a regular
analog line, the modem will not function properly. If you connect the modem to a
digital PBX, both the modem and the PBX may be damaged.
Confirm the dial setting (pulse or tone) of Windows or communication software is
matched with the telephone line.
Confirm the network configuration is appropriate.
Confirm the user name or password is correct.
Confirm the COM port in the communication software is set appropriately.
Turn off the power management in the Windows.
If an unusual device is attached to the line you are connecting to, the modem may
not function properly. Remove the device or contact a dealer of the device.
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Question: Why can't I access the LAN?
•
•
•
Confirm the cable is properly connected to the LAN jack and the network hub.
•
Confirm the user name or password is correct.
Confirm the network configuration is appropriate.
Confirm the LAN driver is enabled in System Properties dialog box. Click
Hardware tab, then, Device Manager. Double-click Network adapters, then,
Realltek RTL8139xxxxx, and confirm Use this device (enable) is selected in Device
Usage field of General tab.
Question: How can I detect the MAC address?
•
Follow the instructions below:
1.
Click start – All Programs – Accessories – Command Prompt.
2.
Type ipconfig/all; then, press Enter. The IP information appears.
3.
For the LAN, see the numbers of Physical Address in Ethernet adapter Local
Area Connection section. For the Wireless LAN, see the numbers of Physical
Address in Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection section.
4.
Type exit; then, press Enter.
Question: Why can't I detect the access point on my computer? (for
wireless LAN communication)
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•
•
•
•
1.
2.
Confirm the access point is powered on.
Confirm the antenna indicator is lit.
Restart your computer.
Confirm your computer is enabled for the wireless LAN.
Detect the access point by following the steps below
Click start – My Computer.
Select My Network Places in Other Places field; then, View network connections
in Network Tasks field. Network Connections dialog box appears.
3.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection; then, click Disable.
4.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection; then, click Enable.
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When you have more than one available access points, your computer may be
connected to the access point other than the one you want to access:
) on the taskbar; then, click
1.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection icon (
View Available Wireless Networks.
2.
Select the desired network in the Available wireless networks list; then, connect
to the network. (Refer to Confirming the Status of the Wireless Connection
section in Chapter 5.)
Question: Why can't I connect to the network via an access point? (for
wireless LAN communication)
•
Confirm the wireless LAN antennas are enabled. When the antenna indicator lights
green, the antennas are enabled. If not, press Fn+F1 keys.
•
Confirm Any available network (access point preferred) is selected in Networks to
access of Advanced dialog box. (To open Advanced dialog box, refer to
Communicating with Other Computers section of Wireless LAN in Chapter 5.)
•
Confirm the ESSID of your computer matches the ESSID of the access point you
want communicate with.
•
Confirm the Network key is correctly entered if the WEP security of the access
point is enabled.
•
You may accidentally enable IEEE802.1x authentication. Uncheck the box of
Enable IEEE802.1x authentication for this network when you connect the network
in Wireless Network Connection dialog box. (Refer to Connecting the WEP
configured network in Chapter 5.)
Question: Why can't I communicate with other computers through a
wireless LAN?
•
Confirm the wireless LAN antennas are enabled. When the antenna indicator lights
green, the antennas are enabled. If not, press Fn+F1 keys.
•
•
Confirm each computer is enabled for wireless LAN.
•
Confirm Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only is selected in Networks to
Access of Advanced dialog box of each computer. (To open Advanced dialog box,
refer to Communicating with Other Computers section of Wireless LAN in Chapter
5.)
Adjust the distance between your computers by bringing your computer closer to
others and remove any obstructions that may impede the communication; then, try
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to connect again. (The distance between computers or access points should be less
than approximately 190 ft. (60 m) in the direct line-of-sight.)
•
•
Confirm the IP address and the subnet mask of each computer are set correctly.
Confirm the WEP key is correctly entered if the WEP security of other devices,
which you want to communicate with, is enabled.
Trouble with Peripherals
Question: Why don't peripheral devices function correctly?
•
•
•
•
Confirm they are correctly connected to your computer.
Confirm they are Windows XP compliant.
Confirm drivers necessary for the devices are installed.
Set System standby and System hibernates to Never in Power Options Properties
dialog box. If this does not work, set Turn off hard disks to Never.
Question: Why can't I print?
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Make sure the printer is turned on.
Check whether your computer and the printer are connected correctly.
Check whether the printer is ready to print.
Check whether the printer has enough paper.
Check whether the printer driver is installed.
From the start menu, select Control Panel – Printers and Other Hardware Printers and Faxes. If Classic view is selected, double-click Printers and Faxes
icon. Confirm your printer is installed there. If not, click Add a printer of Printer
Tasks to install your printer.
See also the Windows help program by clicking start – Help and Support.
Other Troubles
Question: Why is the battery pack discharged so quickly?
•
Condition the battery pack. (Refer to Conditioning the Battery Pack section of
Chapter 3.)
Question: Why is the date and/or time incorrect?
•
Correct the date and time in Windows. Double-click the time appearing on the
taskbar and set them in Date and Time Properties dialog box.
Question: Why can't I use a hardware device?
•
Make sure the hardware device is not crossed out with an X mark using the
following procedure.
1.
Click start– Control Panel.
2.
Click Performance and Maintenance; then, System. If Classic view is selected,
double-click System icon.
3.
Click Hardware tab; then, Device Manager.
4.
Double-click the device you cannot use.
5.
Confirm Use this device (enable) string is selected in Device usage field.
Question: Why can't I produce sound?
•
•
Press Fn + F4 to increase the output volume.
Double-click the speaker symbol on the taskbar and check the Windows volume.
Question: Why can't I turn off my computer?
•
Follow the instructions on Why doesn't the keyboard or the glide pad function?
section.
Question: Why my computer is so hot?
•
When charging the battery pack, its surrounding area or the front of the keyboard
may become hot, but this is not a problem.
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Question: Why can’t find the drivers and applications?
•
You may accidentally remove them. They are stored on the last recovery disk. (i.e.
when two recovery CDs are provided, they are stored on the “Disk 2”.) When you
are not sure how to install them or the CD does not have the drivers or applications,
consult local service staff.
Trouble with Connection Cradle
Question: Why doesn't the battery indicator on the MM series inserted in
the connection cradle turn on?
•
Make sure the AC adapter is correctly connected to the AC adapter jack of the
connection cradle.
•
Make sure the AC power cable is correctly connected to a live wall outlet. Connect
another electric equipment to the wall outlet and check whether it is live or not.
•
•
Make sure the battery pack is correctly installed in the MM series.
Make sure the MM series is correctly inserted in the connection cradle.
Question: Why do I get the message Invalid system disk?
•
You may have inserted a non-bootable disk (either a defective disk or one without
an operating system) in the optional external floppy disk drive unit. Remove the
disk and press any key.
Question: Why can’t I insert the MM series into the connection cradle?
•
•
Make sure that you insert the MM series into the connection cradle properly.
Make sure that the host PC connection switch on the connection cradle is in the ON
position .
Question: Why isn’t the MM series recognized as an external hard disk of
the host computer?
•
•
Make sure you insert the MM series into the connection cradle properly.
•
Make sure that the MM series in the connection cradle is powered off. The MM
series is not recognized when it is powered on, in the system standby or system
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Make sure that the USB cable is correctly connected to the connection cradle and
the host computer.
hibernate mode. Be sure to turn off the MM series before setting it into the
connection cradle.
•
Once you stop the device on the host computer with the MM series in the
connection cradle, it is not recognized as an external hard disk. Slide the host PC
connection switch once to OFF, then back again to ON.
•
Make sure that the operating system of the host computer is Windows XP,
Windows 2000, or Windows Me.
Question: Why is the MM series recognized as removable disk, or why
can’t I access to the MM series from the host PC?
•
You cannot access to the MM series from the host PC when you set a user
password in the Setup Utility of the MM series. Cancel the password using the
Password Utility. (Refer to Canceling Password section in Chapter 7.)
•
If you remove the MM series from the connection cradle without canceling the
password and then delete the password using the Setup Utility, the MM series may
be recognized as removable disks of the host computer when connected once again.
In this case, run the Password Utility on the host computer and restart the host
computer.
Question: Why is the data transfer from the MM series to the host PC so
slowly? Or why can’t I use the data transfer speed of USB2.0?
•
•
Make sure that the host PC supports USB 2.0.
Make sure that the host computer and the connection cradle is connected using the
supplied USB cable.
Question: Why can’t I cancel the password?
•
•
Make sure that the MM series is correctly inserted in the connection cradle.
Make sure not to connect more than one MM series to the host computer.
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Index
AC adapter
connecting, 1-4
using, 2-2
Account
creating, 2-11
switching, 2-11
Antenna, 5-4
Audio
controlling output volume, 2-7
B
Battery pack
changing, 3-5
charging, 3-2
checking level, 3-2
conditioning, 3-4
indicator, 2-1 3-3
low battery indication, 3-3
C
Cleaning
computer, A-1
CD
handling, 4-8
inserting, 4-8
removing, 4-9
troubleshooting, T-5
CD-ROM drive (external)
connecting, 4-7
mode switch, 4-10
removing, 4-9
Connection Cradle
charging battery, 7-4
connecting to hostcomputer, 7-8
overview, 7-4
password, 7-13
precautions, 7-1
removing, 7-12
D
Display
changing brightness, 2-8
changing resolution, 2-8
changing number of colors, 2-8
switching the display, 2-6
troubleshooting, T-3
turning off, 2-6
E
External monitor
connecting,4-11
disconnecting,4-12
switching the display, 2-6, 4-12
F
Floppy disk
ejecting,4-4
handling, 4-3
inserting, 4-4
removing, 4-5
formatting, 4-4
troubleshooting, T-4
Floppy disk drive (external)
connecting,4-7
removing,4-5
troubleshooting, T-4
Index
A
setting up,7-3
stopping connection,7-11
using as external hard disk,7-6
Index-1
G
Glide pad
changing configuration, 2-5
clicking and double-clicking, 2-5
drag and drop, 2-5
scroll, 2-5
troubleshooting, T-4
H
Hard disk drive
troubleshooting, T-5
I
Indicators
antenna,5-4
power,1-5, 2-1
battery status, 2-1,3-3
status, xv
K
Keyboard
function keys, 2-6
special keys, 2-6
troubleshooting, T-4
windows key, 2-6
L
Index
LAN
configuring, 5-3
connecting to wired network, 5-2
troubleshooting, T-6
N
Network Setup Utility
changing, 5-9
deleting, 5-9
loading, 5-8
switching, 5-8
Index-2
P
Passwords
changing, 2-13, 6-5
deleting, 2-13, 6-5
setting, 2-12, 6-5
PC cards
ejecting, 4-18
inserting, 4-17
Peripherals
audio equipment, 4-14
connecting guidelines, 4-1
external monitor, 4-11
headphones, 4-15
PC cards, 4-17
printer, 4-21
troubleshooting, T-8
USB device, 4-16
Power
choosing AC or battery, 2-1
indicator, 1-5,2-1
Power management
disabling, 3-10
stopping power supply to display, 3-7
stopping power supply to hard disk, 3-7
system hibernate, 3-8
system standby, 3-8
Printer, 4-21
R
Resetting
power switch, 2-3
reset switch, 2-3
S
Screen Saver, 2-10
Setup utility
advanced menu, 6-4
boot menu, 6-6
Changing setting,6-2
entering and exiting, 6-2
exit menu, 6-6
main menu, 6-3
running, 6-1
security menu, 6-4
System standby
about, 3-8
generating conditions, 3-9
resuming from, 3-8
System hibernate
about, 3-8
generating conditions, 3-9
resuming from, 3-8
supporting, 3-9
Status indicators, xv
T
Troubleshooting
common problems, T-1
communications, T-5
CD, T-5
Connection Cradle, T-10
display, T-3
floppy disk drive, T-4
hard disk drive, T-5
keyboard or glide pad, T-4
peripherals, T-8
wired LAN, T-6
wireless LAN, T-6
U
USB device, 4-16
W
Index
Wallpaper, 2-10
Wireless LAN
activating antenna, 2-6, 5-4
communicating, 5-5
confirming status,5-6
connecting to WEP network, 5-7
connecting to access point, 5-5
Index-3
Index
Index-2
118P (5.3mm)
DIC13th 641
C100:M60:Y0:K0
2003 SHARP CORPORATION
PRINTED IN JAPAN
TINSE3551ACZZ
DIC 582 Black
C0:M0:Y0:PK100
NOTEBOOK COMPUTER