ML910™Rugged Notebook
User Guide
Motorola, Inc.
All rights reserved
Owner’s Manual R01.2
Part Number: 6871008P31-C
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NOTE:
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© 2004 mav.northwind. All rights reserved.
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© 2005 Oscar Londoño. All rights reserved.
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© 2005 Marcos Meli www.MarcosMeli.com.ar. All rights reserved.
SkinControls (DotNetSkin.SkinControls),
http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscctrl/skincontrol.asp, Copyright © 2005-2006 Pan Wen
http://www.dotnetskin.net. All rights reserved.
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© 2003 WiB shy_dream@yahoo.com and Wes Haggard wes@puzzleware.net. All rights
reserved.
FlimFlan, http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/safeicon.asp, Copyright © 2004-2006 Joshua
Flanagan http://flimflan.com/blog and Pavel Janda. All rights reserved.
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LICENSE AGREEMENT
MOTOROLA, INC. (“MOTOROLA”) IS WILLING TO LICENSE THE SOFTWARE
EMBEDDED IN THE ENCLOSED PRODUCT (THE “SOFTWARE”) TO YOU ONLY ON
THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS
LICENSE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”). PLEASE READ THE TERMS CAREFULLY.
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YOUR ASSENT TO THEM. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN
MOTOROLA IS UNWILLING TO LICENSE THE SOFTWARE TO YOU, IN WHICH
EVENT YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE PRODUCT WITH THE EMBEDDED
SOFTWARE AND YOU SHOULD RETURN IT TO THE PLACE FROM WHICH IT WAS
ACQUIRED, AND YOUR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED.
Section 1 GRANT OF LICENSE
Motorola hereby grants to you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the
Software subject to the Conditions Of Use set forth in Section 2 below and the terms and
conditions of this Agreement.
Section 2 CONDITIONS OF USE
2.1 Use of the Software outside of the conditions set forth herein is strictly prohibited and will
be deemed a breach of this Agreement.
2.2 You shall use the Software (i) only for Your internal business purposes; (ii) only as
described in the Software or product documentation; and (iii) in strict accordance with this
Agreement.
2.3 You shall not transfer, download, copy, distribute, sublicense, modify, adapt, merge with
other software, reverse engineer, prepare derivative works of, de–compile or
disassemble any Software for any reason.
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or contained within the Software, related materials or documentation.
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resold, shipped, or diverted, directly or indirectly, the Software under this Agreement.
Section 3 TITLE AND OWNERSHIP
Title to all copies of Software will not pass to you at any time and remains vested exclusively in
Motorola or the copyright owner. Motorola or the copyright owner owns and retains all of its
proprietary rights in any form concerning the Software, including all rights in patents, patent
applications, inventions, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, trade names, and other
intellectual properties. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to restrict the proprietary rights of
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intellectual property developed, originated, or prepared by Motorola or the copyright owner in
connection with providing the Software, products, or related services to you remains vested
exclusively in Motorola or the copyright owner, and this Agreement does not grant to you any
shared development rights of intellectual property.
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Section 4 CONFIDENTIALITY
You acknowledge that all Software contains valuable proprietary information and trade
secrets and that unauthorized or improper use of Software will result in irreparable harm to
Motorola for which monetary damages would be inadequate and for which Motorola will be
entitled to immediate injunctive relief. Accordingly, You will limit access to Software to
employees and agents who need to use the Software for Your internal business purposes,
and You will take appropriate action with those employees and agents to preserve the
confidentiality of Software, using the same degree of care to avoid unauthorized or improper
disclosure as You use for the protection of Your own proprietary software, but in no event less
than reasonable care. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, You shall have no
obligation to preserve the confidentiality of any proprietary information that (i) was in the public
domain at the time of disclosure; (ii) entered the public domain through no fault of You; (iii) was
given to You free of any obligation to keep it confidential; (iv) is independently developed by
You; or (v) is disclosed as required by law provided that You notify Motorola prior to such
disclosure and provide Motorola with a reasonable opportunity to respond.
Section 5 RIGHT TO USE MOTOROLA’S NAME
You shall not, during the term of this Agreement or thereafter, use any trademark of Motorola,
or any word or symbol likely to be confused with any Motorola trademark, either alone or in any
combination with another word or words.
Section 6 PAYMENT
The rights granted hereunder are contingent upon payment for the product in which the
Software is embedded.
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Your right to use Software will begin when you begin using the product with the embedded
Software, which constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein, and will continue
in perpetuity unless terminated as set forth herein. Your right to use Software will terminate
immediately without notice upon a breach of this Agreement by You. Otherwise, this
Agreement may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days prior written notice. Within
thirty (30) days after termination of this Agreement, You will certify to Motorola in writing that
through your best efforts, and to the best of your knowledge, the original and all copies, in
whole or in part, in any form, of the Software and all related material and documentation, have
been destroyed.
Section 8 MAINTENANCE
Motorola shall not be responsible for maintenance or field service of the Software under this
Agreement.
Section 9 NO WARRANTY
MOTOROLA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR
REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. MOTOROLA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS
OR
IMPLIED,
INCLUDING
THE
IMPLIED
WARRANTIES
OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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Section 10 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SOFTWARE UNDER THIS
AGREEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL MOTOROLA BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
Section 11 U.S. GOVERNMENT
If You are a unit or agent of the U.S. Government, You acknowledge Motorola’s representation
that the Software represents “Commercial Computer Software” and that the Government’s
use of the Software shall be subject to “Restricted Rights”, as provided in DFARS
252.227–7013 (c) (1) (ii), or FAR 52.227–19.
Section 12 GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America to the extent
that they apply and otherwise by the laws of the State of Illinois.
Section 13 ASSIGNMENT
This Agreement may not be assigned or otherwise transferred by you.
Section 14 SURVIVAL OF PROVISIONS
The parties agree that where the context of any provision indicates an intent that it shall
survive, the term of this Agreement then it shall survive.
Section 15 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement contains the parties’ entire agreement regarding your use of Software and
may be amended only in a writing signed by both parties, except that Motorola may modify this
Agreement as necessary to comply with applicable laws and regulations including FCC
regulations.
Section 16 THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE
The Software may contain one or more items of third-party software supplied by other
third-party suppliers. The terms of this Agreement govern your use of any third-party software
UNLESS A SEPARATE THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE LICENSE IS INCLUDED WITH THIS
PACKAGE, IN WHICH CASE YOUR USE OF THE THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE WILL THEN
BE GOVERNED BY THE SEPARATE THIRD-PARTY LICENSE.
IF THE FOREGOING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU
AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT WITH THE EMBEDDED SOFTWARE WILL
INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT.
IF THE FOREGOING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, THEN
MOTOROLA IS UNWILLING TO LICENSE THE SOFTWARE TO YOU, IN WHICH EVENT
YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE PRODUCT WITH THE EMBEDDED SOFTWARE AND YOU
SHOULD RETURN IT TO THE PLACE FROM WHICH IT WAS ACQUIRED, AND YOUR
MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED.
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COMPUTER SOFTWARE COPYRIGHTS
The Motorola products described in this user guide may include copyrighted Motorola
computer programs stored in semiconductor memories or other media. Laws in the United
States and other countries preserve for Motorola certain exclusive rights for copyrighted
computer programs, including the exclusive right to copy or reproduce in any form the
copyrighted computer program. Accordingly, any copyrighted Motorola computer programs
contained in the Motorola products described in this user guide may not be copied,
reproduced, modified, reverse-engineered, or distributed in any manner without the express
written permission of Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola products shall not be
deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license under the
copyrights, patents or patent applications of Motorola, except for the normal non-exclusive
license to use that arises by operation of law in the sale of a product.
This Warranty applies within the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
MOTOROLA COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS
If the affected product is being purchased pursuant to a written Communications System
Agreement signed by Motorola, the warranty contained in that written agreement will
apply. Otherwise, the following warranty applies.
I. WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS AND FOR HOW LONG:
Motorola Inc. or if applicable, Motorola Canada Limited ("Motorola") warrants the Motorola
manufactured radio communications product ("Product") against material defects in
material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of Three (3)Years
from the date of shipment. Accessories, including batteries carry their own separate
limited One (1) year warranty.
Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or
reconditioned parts), replace it with the same or equivalent Product (using new or
reconditioned Product), or refund the purchase price of the product during the warranty
period provided purchaser notifies Motorola according to the terms of this warranty.
Repaired or replaced Product is warranted for the balance of the original applicable
warranty period. All replaced parts of the Product shall become the property of Motorola.
This express limited warranty is extended by Motorola to the original end user purchaser
purchasing the Product for purposes of leasing or for commercial, industrial, or
governmental use only, and is not assignable or transferable to any other party. This is the
complete warranty for the Product manufactured by Motorola. Motorola assumes no
obligations or liability for additions or modifications to this warranty unless made in writing
and signed by an officer of Motorola. Unless made in a separate written agreement
between Motorola and the original end user purchaser, Motorola does not warrant the
installation maintenance or service of the Product.
Motorola cannot be responsible in any way for any ancillary equipment not furnished by
Motorola which is attached to or used in connection with the product, or for operation of the
Product with any ancillary equipment and all such equipment is expressly excluded from
this warranty. Because each system which may use the Product is unique, Motorola
disclaims liability for range, coverage, or operation of the system as a whole under this
warranty.
II. GENERAL PROVISIONS:
This warranty sets forth the full extent Motorola’s responsibilities regarding the product.
Repair replacement or Refund of the purchase price, at Motorola’s option, is the exclusive
remedy.
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THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES.
MOTOROLA DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT
SHALL MOTOROLA BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE PRODUCT FOR ANY LOSS OF USE LOSS OF TIME,
INCONVENIENCE, COMMERCIAL LOSS, LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS OR OTHER
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT
OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE SUCH PRODUCT TO THE FULL EXTENT SUCH
MAY BE DISCLAMIED BY LAW.
III. HOW TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE:
Purchaser must notify Motorola’s representative or call Motorola’s Customer Response
Center at 1.800.247.2346 within the applicable warranty period for information regarding
warranty service.
IV. WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
A)
Defects or damage resulting from use of the Product in other than its normal and
customary manner.
B)
Defects or damage from misuse, accident, water, or neglect.
C)
Defects or damage from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation,
alteration, modification, or adjustment.
D)
Breakage or damage to antennas unless caused directly by defects in material
workmanship.
E)
A Product subjected to unauthorized Product modifications, disassemblies or repairs
(including, without limitation, the addition to the Product of non-Motorola supplied
equipment) which adversely affect performance of the Product or interfere with
Motorola’s normal warranty inspection and testing of the Product to verify any
warranty claim.
F)
Product which has had the serial number removed or made illegible.
G)
Accessories, including batteries carry their own separate limited One (1) year
warranty.
H)
Freight costs to the repair depot.
I)
A Product which, due to illegal or unauthorized alteration of the software/firmware in
the Product, does not function in accordance with Motorola’s published specifications
or with the FCC type acceptance labeling in effect for the Product at the time the
Product was initially distributed from Motorola.
J)
Scratches or other cosmetic damage to Product surfaces that do not affect the
operation of the Product.
K)
That the software in the product will meet the purchaser’s requirements or that the
operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error-free.
L)
Normal and customary wear and tear.
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M)
Non-Motorola manufactured equipment unless bearing a Motorola Part Number in
the form of an alphanumeric number (e.g., TDE6030B).
V. GOVERNING LAW
In the case of a Product sold in the United States and Canada, this Warranty is governed
by the laws of the State of Illinois and the Province of Ontario respectively.
VI. PATENT AND SOFTWARE PROVISIONS:
Motorola will defend, at its own expense, any suit brought against the end user purchaser
to the extent that it is based on a claim that the Product or its parts infringe a United States
patent, and Motorola will pay those costs and damages finally awarded against the end
user purchaser in any such suit which are attributable to any such claim, but such defense
and payments are conditioned on the following:
A)
That Motorola will be notified promptly in writing by such purchaser of any notice of
such claim;
B)
That Motorola will have sole control of the defense of such suit and all negotiations for
its settlement or compromise;
C)
Should the Product or its parts become, or in Motorola’s opinion be likely to become,
the subject of a claim of infringement of a United States patent, that such purchaser
will permit Motorola, at its option and expense, either to procure for such purchaser
the right to continue using the product or its parts or to replace or modify the same so
that it becomes non-infringing or to grant such purchaser a credit for the Product or its
parts as depredated and accept its return. The depreciation will be an equal amount
per year over the lifetime of the product or its parts as established by Motorola.
Motorola will have no liability with respect to any claim of patent infringement which is
based upon the combination of the Product or its parts furnished hereunder with software,
apparatus or devices not furnished by Motorola, nor will Motorola have any liability for the
use of ancillary equipment or software not furnished by Motorola which is attached to or
used in connection with the Product. The foregoing states the entire liability of Motorola
with respect to infringement of patents by the Product or any of its parts thereof.
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Regulatory Information
SAFE USAGE NOTIFICATION
For reasons of personal safety and optimal radio performance, Motorola has designed the
ML910™ RUGGED NOTEBOOK with the intended purpose and position of use either in a
secured vehicle docking station or on top of an office desk.
Motorola strongly recommends using this product in a vehicle only when it is
physically-secured in a docking station or assured-stationary location as failure to do so
may cause the product to cause harm during accidents or other conditions.
US and Canada Class B Regulations
USA
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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Please note:
The use of a non-shielded interface cable with this equipment is prohibited.
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Wireless LAN Module Statement
FCC CAUTION:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
If the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK computer has the Intel 3945abg module
(802.11abg) installed, operation on the 5.15-5.25GHz frequency band is restricted to
indoor use only. The FCC requires indoor use for the 5.15-5.25GHz band to reduce the
potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite Systems.
When the internal ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK 802.11abg module is configured to the
Motorola default state, it will only transmit on the 5.15-5.25GHz band when associated
with an access point (AP) that uses the 5.15-5.25GHz band and such applications should
only be used indoors.
Use in the 802.11a frequency range is limited to client-AP association. Client-client
association (Ad hoc mode) is not supported.
External Wide Area Modem Antenna Statement
When connecting an external wide area modem antenna to the ML910 (via the vehicle
docking station), only use antennas specified in the supported accessories list in chapter
9 of this manual. Use of an external amplifier between the ML910 and the external
antenna is restricted.
FCC External Antenna Placement
When the Motorola WMC6300 or WMC7300 PCMCIA radio modems are integrated in the
PCMCIA slot of the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK, the external antenna must be placed
as shown in the picture below to comply with FCC RF exposure requirements.
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FCC RF Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC RF exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance
of between the radiator and all persons. See page 1-13 of the Users Guide for antenna
locations.
To assure continued compliance, any changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
FCC RF Exposure Warning
The ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK provides a PCMCIA slot that could be used with
PCMCIA based wireless transmitters. Motorola only supports the use of PCMCIA based
wireless transmitter cards that have been approved for use in the ML910 RUGGED
NOTEBOOK. Currently the WMC6300, WMC7300, and WDE1000 have been approved.
Other 3rd party PCMCIA based wireless transmitters have not been RF exposure
evaluated for use in the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK and may not comply with FCC RF
exposure requirements.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antennas used for this
transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons
and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter other
than those approved for use in Motorola series ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK.
Canada
Canadian Department of Communications
Radio Interference Regulations Class B Compliance Notice
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canada
Interference-Causing equipment regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
Canadien sur le matériel brouileur.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les
limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe B prescrites dans le Règlement
sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le ministère des Communications du Canada.
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CMM labeling and Disclosure Table
The People’s Republic of China requires that our products comply with China Management
Methods (CMM) environmental regulations. (China Management Methods refers to the
Regulation Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products.)
Two items are used to demonstrate compliance; the Label and the Disclosure Table.
The label is placed in a customer visible position on the product. The first of the following
examples means that the product contains no hazardous substances; the second means that
the product contains hazardous substances, and has an Environmental Friendly Use Period
(EFUP) of fifty years.
Logo 1
Logo 2
The Environmental Friendly Use Period (EFUP) is the period (in years) during which the Toxic
and Hazardous Substances (T&HS) contained in the Electronic Information Product (EIP) will
not leak or mutate causing environmental pollution, or bodily injury from the use of the EIP.
The Disclosure Table, printed in simplified Chinese, is included with each customer order. An
example of a Disclosure Table (in both Chinese and English) follows:
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European Union CE Marking and Compliance
Notices
Statements of Compliance
English
This product follows the provisions of the European Directive 1999/5/EC.
Danish
Dette produkt er i overensstemmelse med det europæiske direktiv 1999/5/EC.
Dutch
Dit product is in navolging van de bepalingen van Europees Directief 1999/5/EC.
Finnish
Tämä tuote noudattaa EU-direktiivin 1999/5/EC määräyksiä.
French
Ce produit est conforme aux exigences de la Directive Européenne 1999/5/EC.
German
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Bestimmungen der Europäischen Richtlinie 1999/5/EC.
Greek
To προϊόν αυτό πληροί τις προβλέψεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Οδηγίας 1999/5/EC.
Icelandic
Þessi vara stenst reglugerð Evrópska Efnahags Bandalagsins númer 1999/5/EC.
Italian
Questo prodotto è conforme alla Direttiva Europea 1999/5/EC.
Norwegian
Dette produktet er i henhold til bestemmelsene i det europeiske direktivet 1999/5/EC.
Portuguese
Este produto cumpre com as normas da Diretiva Européia 1999/5/EC.
Spanish
Este producto cumple con las normas del Directivo Europeo 1999/5/EC.
Swedish
Denna produkt har tillverkats i enlighet med EG-direktiv 1999/5/EC.
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Local Restrictions of 802.11a/b/g Radio Usage
CAUTION:
Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN devices may not yet be
harmonized in all countries, 802.11a/b/g products are designed for use only in specific countries
or regions and are not allowed to be operated in countries or regions other than those of
designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products
are used only in the countries or regions for which they were intended and for verifying that they
are configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the country or region of
use. Any deviation from permissible settings and restrictions in the country or region of use could
be an infringement of local law and may be punished as such.
The European variant is intended for use throughout the European Economic Area.
However, authorization for use is further restricted in particular countries or regions
within countries, as follows:
General
European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power of 100 mW Effective
Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) in the frequency range 2400 – 2483.5 MHz.
Belgium and the Netherlands
In Belgium and the Netherlands, the product may not be used outdoors. See the
instructions next under the heading “How to Turn off the Wireless LAN Radio”.
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France
Departments in Which the Wireless LAN Module Can Be Used (Indoors Only)
The wireless LAN module can currently be used indoors only in the following 38
departments of mainland France. Please turn off your wireless LAN radio when
operating the device in areas/places other than the 38 departments listed below:
01
Ain Orientales
36
Indre
66 Pyrénées
02
Aisne
37
Indre et Loire
67 Bas Rhin
03
Allier
41
Loir et Cher
68 Haut Rhin
05
Hautes Alpes
42
Loire
70 Haute Saône
08
Ardennes
45
Loiret
71 Saône et Loire
09
Ariège
50
Manche
75 Paris
11
Aude
55
Meuse
82 Tarn et Garonne
12
Aveyron
58
Nièvre
84 Vaucluse
16
Charente
59
Nord
88 Vosges
24
Dordogne
60
Oise
89 Yonne
25
Doubs
61
Orne
90 Territoire de
Belfort
26
Drôme
63
Puy du Dôme
94 Val de Marne
32
Gers
64
Pyrénées
Atlantique
Departments in which the Wireless LAN Module’s maximum EIRP is not shown in the
previous table
Frequency Range (MHz)
Indoors
Outdoors
2400 – 2446.5
10 mW
Not permitted
2446.5 – 2483.5
100 mW
100 mW on private property with
Ministry of Defense approval
How to Turn Off the Wireless LAN Radio
NOTE:
1. Turning the wireless LAN radio off is not the same as disabling the wireless LAN card.
2. It is not necessary to disable the card to meet the regulatory requirements.
3. While operating the computer in those French departments that do not allow use of the
wireless LAN equipment, the user of the equipment must turn off the wireless LAN radio in
order to comply with local regulations.
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Product Safety and RF Exposure Information
CAUTION:
BEFORE USING ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK, READ THIS SECTION WHICH CONTAINS
IMPORTANT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE USAGE AND RF ENERGY
AWARENESS AND CONTROL INFORMATION FOR COMPLIANCE WITH RF ENERGY
EXPOSURE LIMITS IN APPLICABLE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.
Compliance with RF Energy Exposure Standards
NOTE:
ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK is intended for general population, consumer or similar use;
where users are not necessarily aware of the potential for exposure and may not exercise control
over their exposure. This product safety section includes useful information about RF exposure
and helpful instructions on how to control your RF exposures. For additional information on
exposure requirements or other training information, visit http://www.motorola.com/rfhealth.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirements and SAR
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 93-62 has adopted a safety standard for human
exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified
equipment. All wireless modules meets the Human Exposure limits found in OET
Bulletin 65, 2001 and IEEE Std C95.1™-2005. Proper operation of this radio according
to the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the
FCC’s recommended limits. The following safety precautions should be observed:
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Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is
connected; if not, the radio may be damaged.
Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility
NOTE:
Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) if
inadequately shielded, designed or otherwise configured for electromagnetic compatibility.
Refer to the Troubleshooting chapter of this manual for information about specific interference
that may be encountered while using the ML910 near two-way radios and antennae.
Facilities
To avoid electromagnetic interference and/or compatibility conflicts, turn off your ML910
RUGGED NOTEBOOK and/or integrated radios in any facility where posted notices
instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that is
sensitive to external RF energy.
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Aircraft
When instructed to do so, turn off your ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK and/or integrated
radios when on board an aircraft. Any use of a ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK or radio
must be in accordance with applicable regulations per airline crew instructions.
Medical Devices
Pacemakers
Keep the antennas of ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK at least 8 inches (20cm) away
from any person’s body. Along with ensuring compliance with the RF energy exposure
limits (as instructed in the RF Energy Exposure section previously), this separation
distance meets or exceeds the distance recommendation of pacemaker manufacturers
and the FCC to avoid interference with pacemakers.
Hearing Aids
Some digital wireless radios may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such
interference, you may want to consult your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss
alternatives.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to
determine if it is adequately shielded from RF energy. Your physician may be able to
assist you in obtaining this information.
Driver Safety
Always abide by the laws and regulations on the use of computers and/or integrated
radios in the area where you drive.
When using ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK and/or radio while driving, please:
• Give full attention to driving and to the road.
• Pull off the road and park before using the equipment if driving conditions so
require.
Operational Warnings
For Vehicles with an Air Bag
Do not place a ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK in the area over an air bag or in the air
bag deployment area. Air bags inflate with great force. If a ML910 RUGGED
NOTEBOOK is placed in the air bag deployment area and the air bag inflates, ML910
RUGGED NOTEBOOK may be propelled with great force and cause serious injury to
occupants of the vehicle.
Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
Turn off your ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK prior to entering any area with a potentially
explosive atmosphere. Do not remove, install, or charge batteries in such areas. Sparks
in a potentially explosive atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily
injury or even death. The areas with potentially explosive atmospheres referred to above
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include fueling areas such as below decks on boats, fuel or chemical transfer or storage
facilities, areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust or
metal powders. Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are often but not always
posted.
Blasting Caps and Areas
To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off ML910 RUGGED
NOTEBOOK when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in areas
posted: "Turn off two-way radio". Obey all signs and instructions.
Operational Cautions
Antennas
Do not use the integrated radios of any ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK that has a
damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes into contact with your skin, a minor
burn can result.
Batteries
All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as burns if conductive
materials such as jewelry, keys, or beaded chains touch exposed terminals. The
conductive material may complete an electrical circuit (short circuit) and become quite
hot. Exercise care in handling any charged battery, particularly when placing it inside a
pocket, purse, or other container with metal objects.
Some portable devices use an internal, permanent backup battery that may contain very
small amounts of perchlorate. In such cases, California law requires the following label:
Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate. There is no special handling required by consumers.
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About the Battery
Caution Texts Concerning Lithium Batteries
DANISH
ADVARSEL!
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af
samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.
NORWEGIAN
ADVARSEL:
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type
anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
SWEDISH
VARNING:
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som
rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
FINNISH
VAROITUS:
Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan valmistajan
suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
ENGLISH
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to
manufacturer's instructions.
German
VORSICHT:
Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßem Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben
oder einen vom Hersteller empfohlenen gleich-wertigen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien
nach Angaben des Herstellers.
FRENCH
ATTENTION:
II y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement
avec une batterie du même type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre
au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
Attention (for USA Users)
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable.
At the end of its useful life, under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this
battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with your local solid waste officials for details in
your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
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About the Modem
CAUTION:
1. Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
2. Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet
locations.
3. Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been
disconnected at the network interface.
4. Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
5. Avoid using the telephone function (other than a cordless-type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
6. Do not use the telephone function to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
7. Do not use this product near water, for example near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or
laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
About the AC Adapter
1. Use only the AC adapter supplied with your computer. Use of another type of AC
adapter will result in malfunction and/or danger.
2. Do not use the adapter in a high moisture environment. Never touch the adapter
when your hands or feet are wet.
3. Allow adequate ventilation around the adapter when using it to operate the device or
charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter with paper or other objects that will
reduce cooling. Do not use the AC adapter while it is inside a carrying case.
4. Connect the adapter to a proper power source. The voltage requirements are found
on the product case and/or packaging.
5. Do not use the adapter if the cord becomes damaged.
6. Do not attempt to service the unit. There are no serviceable parts inside. Replace the
unit if it is damaged or exposed to excess moisture.
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Table of Contents
Preface....................................................................................................................xxv
Chapter 1 Getting Started.......................................................................................1-1
Getting the Computer Running........................................................................1-2
Unpacking...................................................................................................1-2
Installing the Battery Pack...........................................................................1-2
Initializing the Battery Pack.........................................................................1-3
Connecting to AC Power.............................................................................1-4
Opening the Cover......................................................................................1-5
Turning On and Off the Computer...............................................................1-5
Taking a Look at the Computer........................................................................1-7
Top of the Computer...................................................................................1-7
Right-Side Components..............................................................................1-8
Left-Side Components................................................................................1-9
Rear Components.....................................................................................1-10
Front Components.....................................................................................1-11
Bottom-Side Components.........................................................................1-12
Antenna Location (Intergrated Radio Modems)….....................................1-13
Top-Open Components.............................................................................1-14
Where to Go from Here..................................................................................1-16
Chapter 2 Operating Your Computer.....................................................................2-1
Starting and Shutting Down the Computer.......................................................2-2
Starting the Computer.................................................................................2-2
Shutting Down the Computer......................................................................2-2
Using the Keyboard..........................................................................................2-3
Typewriter Keys...........................................................................................2-3
Cursor-Control Keys....................................................................................2-4
Numeric Keypad..........................................................................................2-4
Euro Symbol................................................................................................2-5
Windows Keys.............................................................................................2-5
Function Keys..............................................................................................2-5
Fn Key.........................................................................................................2-5
Hot Keys......................................................................................................2-5
Using the Touchpad.........................................................................................2-8
Configuring the Touchpad...........................................................................2-9
Using the Touchscreen ..................................................................................2-10
Using the Hard Disk Drive...............................................................................2-11
Using the Optical Disk Drive...........................................................................2-12
Installing the Optical Disk Drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery..............................2-12
Removing the Optical Disk Drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery............................2-14
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Inserting and Removing a Disk...................................................................2-15
Using the Video Features................................................................................2-16
Configuring the Display Modes...................................................................2-17
Using the Audio Features................................................................................2-18
Connecting Audio Devices.........................................................................2-18
Using the Communication Features................................................................2-19
Using the LAN............................................................................................2-19
Using the Wire Line Modem.......................................................................2-20
Using the Wireless LAN.............................................................................2-21
Using the PRM240 Wireless Modem (Optional).........................................2-24
Using the GPS (Optional)...........................................................................2-25
Using the MESH Modem (Optional)...........................................................2-26
Using the Bluetooth....................................................................................2-26
Embedded EVDO or HSDPA Modem (Optional)........................................2-27
Chapter 3 Managing Power.....................................................................................3-1
AC Adapter.......................................................................................................3-2
Battery Pack.....................................................................................................3-2
Charging the Battery Pack..........................................................................3-2
Initializing the Battery Pack.........................................................................3-3
Checking the Battery Level.........................................................................3-4
Replacing the Battery Pack.........................................................................3-4
Battery Low Signals and Actions.................................................................3-5
Power Management.........................................................................................3-6
Hibernation..................................................................................................3-6
ATI PowerPlayTM Management.........................................................................3-7
Access to PowerPlay...................................................................................3-7
Functions of PowerPlay...............................................................................3-9
Select Your Preferred Settings Depending on Power Source.....................3-9
Set Low Battery Level................................................................................3-10
Power-Saving Tips.....................................................................................3-10
Chapter 4 Expanding Your Computer....................................................................4-1
Connecting an External Monitor.......................................................................4-2
Connecting a USB Device................................................................................4-3
Connecting a Serial Device..............................................................................4-4
Connecting a Video Capture Device................................................................4-5
System Memory Upgrade.................................................................................4-6
RF Pass-Through.............................................................................................4-7
RF Pass-Though Retrofit Kit.......................................................................4-8
ML910 High-Tier Vehicle Docking Station..................................................4-8
ML910 Mid-Tier Vehicle Docking Station....................................................4-8
ML900 High-Tier Vehicle Docking Station..................................................4-8
ML900 Mid-Tier Vehicle Docking Station....................................................4-9
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RF Pass-Though Combinations.................................................................4-9
Enabling RF Pass-Through Option in MLAA & MLUA..............................4-10
Chapter 5 BIOS Setup Utility and ML Applications..............................................5-1
When and How to Use the BIOS Setup Utility.................................................5-2
When to Use...............................................................................................5-2
Starting BIOS Setup...................................................................................5-2
Moving Around and Making Selections......................................................5-2
Main Menu…………………………………………….....................................5-3
Advanced Menu………………………………………....................................5-4
Boot Settings……...............................................……………….…………...5-8
Security Settings.....................................................................….……..…5-10
Exit Options..............................................................................................5-11
ML User Application (MLUA).........................................................................5-13
ML Administrator Application (MLAA)............................................................5-15
Standard Operations................................................................................5-15
ML Administrator Application Parameters................................................5-17
Chapter 6 Installing Software Drivers..................................................................6-1
How to Use the Driver DVD............................................................................6-2
Main Menu......................................................................................................6-3
Installing Device Drivers.................................................................................6-4
Installing Applications.....................................................................................6-5
Chapter 7 Caring for the Computer......................................................................7-1
Protecting the Computer.................................................................................7-2
Using the Password...................................................................................7-2
Using an Anti-Virus Strategy......................................................................7-2
Taking Care of the Computer..........................................................................7-3
Location Guidelines....................................................................................7-3
General Guidelines.....................................................................................7-3
Cleaning Guidelines...................................................................................7-3
Battery Pack Guidelines.............................................................................7-4
When Traveling...............................................................................................7-7
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting...................................................................................8-1
Preliminary Checklist......................................................................................8-2
Solving Common Problems............................................................................8-2
Battery Problems.......................................................................................8-3
Bluetooth Problems...................................................................................8-4
Display Problems.......................................................................................8-4
Hardware Device Problems.......................................................................8-5
Hard Disk Drive Problems..........................................................................8-6
Incorrect Time............................................................................................8-6
Keyboard, Mouse, and Touchpad Problems..............................................8-6
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LAN Problems............................................................................................8-7
Modem Problems.......................................................................................8-7
ODD Drive Problems..................................................................................8-7
Power Management Problems...................................................................8-8
Software Problems.....................................................................................8-8
Sound Problems.........................................................................................8-9
Startup Problems........................................................................................8-9
WLAN Problems.........................................................................................8-9
Resetting the Computer.................................................................................8-11
HDD Recovery Process ................................................................................8-12
Electromagnetic Interference.........................................................................8-19
Chapter 9 Accessories List...................................................................................9-1
Chapter 10 Acronyms..........................................................................................10-1
Appendix A Specifications................................................................…………….A-1
Appendix B Fingerprint Recognition...................................................................B-1
Finger Placement............................................................................................B-2
Fingerprint Recognition...................................................................................B-3
Appendix C Install Internal Wireless Modems.....................................................C-1
Installation of the HSDPA Internal Modem......................................................C-2
Installation of the EVDO Rev. A Internal Modem.............................................C-7
Installation of the PRM240 Internal Modem..................................................C-11
Appendix D RoHS/WEEE......................................................................................D-1
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Preface
This user guide contains information that will help you operate the computer. It is divided
into 10 chapters and 4 appendices.
Chapter 1, Getting Started, takes you through the process of setting up the computer
and identifying its external components.
Chapter 2, Operating Your Computer, tells you how to use the computer’s
components and features.
Chapter 3, Managing Power, provides information on power.
Chapter 4, Expanding Your Computer, provides information on installing and using
peripheral devices.
Chapter 5, BIOS Setup Utility and ML Applications, describes the BIOS program that
configures the computer’s BIOS settings, as well as the ML User Application
(MLUA) and ML Administrator Application (MLAA).
Chapter 6, Installing Software Drivers, describes how to install the drivers and utilities
supplied with the computer.
Chapter 7, Caring for the Computer, gives you tips in care and maintenance.
Chapter 8, Troubleshooting, gives solutions to common problems you may encounter
when using the computer.
Chapter 9, Accessories List, provides a list of replacement accessories.
Chapter 10, Acronyms and Glossary, provides a manual-related glossary.
Appendix A, Specifications, gives a brief specification of the computer.
Appendix B, Fingerprint Recognition, gives a brief description of fingerprint
recognition sensor.
Appendix C, Self Install Internal Wireless Modems, provides instructions on how to
install various internal wireless modems certified for use in the ML910
RUGGED NOTEBOOK
Appendix D, RoHS / WEEE, describes the World Wide RoHS / WEEE Standard.
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CHAPTER
1
Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK.
This high performance notebook computer is especially designed for the practical
applications of warehouses, automobiles, vehicles, public security, repairing, assisting the
handicapped, and other demanding situations where conventional notebook computers
just cannot measure up.
This chapter first tells you step by step how to get the computer up and running. You will
find instructions for these procedures:
Unpacking
Installing and Initializing Battery Pack
Connecting to the AC power
Opening the cover
Turning on the computer
Turning off the computer
Then, you will find a section briefly introducing the external components of the computer.
The last section navigates you to the information you may need after the computer is ready
for use.
Getting Started
1-1
Getting the Computer Running
This section guides you through the procedures for getting the computer ready for
operation.
Unpacking
After unpacking the shipping carton, you should find these standard items:
Notebook computer
Accessories:
− AC adapter (100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz)
− AC power cord (US)
− Battery
− DVD including Drivers and User Guide
− Windows XP or Windows Vista Business edition Operating System DVD
– PCMCIA to Express 34 Card Converter
– Nero OEM Suite DVD
Inspect all the items. If any item is damaged or missing, notify your dealer immediately.
Keep the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to ship or store the
computer in the future.
Installing the Battery Pack
CAUTION:
1. There is danger of damage if the battery is incorrectly installed.
2. Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack.
To install the battery pack, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the computer is not on or connected to the AC power.
2. Loosen the four screws and lift the battery pack compartment cover to take it off the
computer.
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Getting Started
3. Insert the battery pack into the compartment.
4. Replace the compartment cover and secure the four screws.
Initializing the Battery Pack
You need to initialize the new battery pack before using it for the first time. New battery
packs are warehoused and shipped to customers only partially charged to ensure
maximum life when they are placed into service. The battery charging indicator above
the keyboard may blink red to indicate a low battery condition.
Initializing is the process of fully charging the new pack and may take several hours.
1. Make sure the computer is turned off. Connect the AC adapter to fully charge the
battery pack. The AC indicator will illuminate (green) and the battery charging
indicator will glow amber.
2. After the battery pack is fully charged the charging indicator will turn to green. You
may now turn on the computer.
NOTE:
The ML910 will recondition the battery as necessary on a scheduled basis. There is no need
for the user to do this manually.
Getting Started
1-3
Connecting to AC Power
The computer operates on either external AC power or internal battery power. We
recommend that you use AC power when you start up the computer for the first time.
CAUTION:
Use only the AC adapter included with your computer. Use of any other AC adapters may
damage the computer.
NOTE:
Power Supply Cord:
For US territory: Detachable, minimum 1.8m long. Listed, rated minimum 125V, 2.5A, having
a 3/18 AWG, flexible cord. One end terminates with a molded-on, attachments plug with a 10A,
125V (NEMA 5–15) configuration; other end terminates with a molded-on appliance coupler.
For UK territory: Detachable, minimum 1.8m long. Listed, rated minimum 250V, 2.5A, having
a 3/0.75mm2, flexible cord. One end terminates with a molded-on, attachments plug with a 3A,
250V (BS1363), and 3 A fuse configuration; other end terminates with a molded-on appliance
coupler.
1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
2. Plug the DC cord of the AC adapter to the power connector on the rear side of the
computer ( ).
3. Plug the female end of the AC power cord to the AC adapter and the male end to an
electrical outlet ( ).
4. When the AC adapter is connected, the indicator on the AC adapter lights up,
indicating that power is being supplied from the electrical outlet to the AC adapter
and onto your computer. Now, you are ready to turn on the computer.
CAUTION:
1. When you disconnect the AC adapter, disconnect from the electrical outlet first and then
from the computer. A reverse procedure may damage the AC adapter or the computer.
2. When unplugging the connector, always hold the plug head. Never pull on the cord.
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Getting Started
NOTE:
When the AC adapter is connected, it also charges the battery pack. For information on using
battery power, see Chapter 3.
Opening the Cover
1. Press the top cover latch
2. Lift up the cover. You can tilt the cover forward or backward for optimal viewing
clarity.
Turning On and Off the Computer
Turning On
1. Make sure the computer has a charged battery or is connected to the AC power
supply.
2. Press the power button.
Getting Started
1-5
3. Each time the computer is turned on, it performs a Power-On Self Test (POST), and
the operating system (such as Windows) should load.
Turning Off
To turn off the computer safely, use the “Shut Down” command of your operating
system.
NOTE:
1. Pressing the power button for 4 seconds or longer will shut the computer off. If the power
button is held for 10 seconds or more once the computer is turned off, this will cause the
internal controller to reset.
2. There are other ways to turn off the computer that can allow you to return to the state where
you left off. Please refer to “Shutting Down the Computer” in Chapter 2 for more information.
1-6
Getting Started
Taking a Look at the Computer
This section identifies the external components of the computer and briefly describes
the function of each component.
NOTE:
Depending on the model you purchased, the appearance of your computer may not exactly be
the same as those shown in this user guide.
Top of the Computer
1
Ref
Component
Description
Behind the M logo is a compartment which
Internal Modem
provides the various connections for installing
Compartment
internal modems.
Getting Started
See Also
C-2
1-7
Right-Side Components
Ref
Component
Description
Security Lock
Slot
Connects an optional security lock to anchor the
computer to a desk or other large object.
Supports USB 2.0 (i.e. USB High Speed Devices)
and Legacy USB Full and Low Speed Devices (i.e.
USB 1.1 and USB 1.0); and up to 1A load for each
USB Port.
Accepts an Optical Disk Drive (ODD) for installing
or loading software, accessing data, and playing
music/video. This bay can also accept the optional
second battery or second hard drive.
USB Port
Configurable
Media Bay
1-8
See Also
P. 4-3
P. 2-12
Getting Started
Left-Side Components
Ref
Component
Description
See Also
VGA Port
Connects an external monitor.
P. 4-2
Serial Port
Connects a RS-232 device.
P. 4-4
Video Capture This is a video input port that can connect to a
video capture device. (i.e. analog video camera)
Port
Microphone
Connects an external microphone.
Connector
Connects a set of headphones, external speakers
with amplifier, or an audio recording device. The
Audio Output
audio jack also supports S/PDIF optical standard
Connector
and is capable of interfacing a mini-toshlink for
optical S/PDIF.
PC Card Slot
Getting Started
Accepts a Type II PCMCIA/CardBus card or
ExpressCard/34 via Express Card adapter for
additional functions.
P. 4-5
P. 2-18
P. 2-18
P. A-2
1-9
Rear Components
Ref
Component
RJ-11 Port
Description
Connects the telephone line.
See Also
P. 2-20
Connects the LAN cable. Included a link indicator
P. 2-19
and an active indicator.
Serves as the interface between the system and
GPS RF pass
external GPS antenna, in conjunction with a P. 2-25
through Port
Vehicle Docking station.
WWAN Module Serves as the interface between the system and
antenna of the optional WWAN module, in P. 2-21
RF pass
through Port conjunction with a Vehicle Docking station.
RJ-45 Port
Docking Port
USB Port 1
USB Port 2
Power
Connector
For connecting to an Office Port Replicator or
Vehicle Dock (both are available as an option).
Supports USB2.0 (i.e. USB High Speed Devices)
and Legacy USB Full and Low Speed Devices (i.e.
USB 1.1 and YSB1.0); and up to 1A load for each
USB Port.
P. 4-3
Connects the AC adapter.
P. 1-4
CAUTION:
For protection against transient over-voltages from the environment, the RF Pass-through Port for the
GPS and WWAN should only be engaged using the docking station, supplementary steps may be
necessary when doing an external installation."
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Getting Started
Front Components
Ref
Component
Stereo
Speaker Set
Handle
Top Cover
Latch
GPS Antenna
(optional)
Getting Started
Description
Output stereo audio from the computer.
See Also
P. 2–18
Allows you to carry your computer with an
easy grip.
Locks the top cover.
P. 1–5
Serves as an antenna for the Global
Positioning System (GPS). It is built into the
top cover.
P. 2–25
1-11
Bottom-Side Components
Ref
Component
Configurable
Media Bay Eject
Latch
Configurable
Media Bay Lock /
Unlock Switch
Hard Disk Drive
Compartment
Ventilation
Openings
Description
See Also
Allows you to remove the Optical Disk Drive,
Second Battery or Second Hard Drive.
P. 2-15
Allows you to lock the Optical Disk Drive, Second
Battery or Second Hard Drive in place.
P. 2-13
Contains the hard disk drive of your computer.
P. 2-11
Allow for air circulation to prevent overheating and
do not cover or block the ventilation openings.
CPU Cooling Fan Contains cooling fan to protect it from overheating.
Memory
Compartment
Main Battery Pack
Compartment
1-12
Contains the memory compartment for expanding
the memory size of your computer.
Supplies power to your computer when the external
power is not connected.
P. 4-6
P. 1-2
Getting Started
Antenna Location (Integrated Radio Modems)
43
1
5
6
2
7
4
8
Ref
Component
GPS Antenna
Description
See Also
Optional GPS Receiver
External PCMCIA
Antenna Mount WMC6300 & WMC7300
Location
Primary – TX and RX -- MC8775 and
WWAN Antenna 1
MC5725
WLAN Antenna 1 Primary TX and RX
WWAN Antenna 2 Secondary – RX only -- MC5725
WLAN Antenna 2 Secondary – RX only
Bluetooth
Antenna
External PCMCIA
WDE1000
Antenna Location
Getting Started
1-13
Top-Open Components
Ref
Component
Description
LCD Screen with touch panel Displays the output of the computer.
Device Indicators
See Also
P.2-10
Show the current status of the computer’s
devices.
Power on: Green color.
Standby mode: Amber color.
P. 3-2 & 3
Hard disk drive in-use: Amber color (Blinking).
P. 2-11
Hard disk heater is on: Red color (Blinking).
1-14
Getting Started
Ref
Component
Description
See Also
Battery charging indicator.
Battery full: Glows green.
P.3-2
Battery charging: Glows amber.
Battery low: Red (Blinking).
AC indicator.
Glows green when the computer is connected
to AC power.
Power Button
Keyboard
Fingerprint Scanner
Device Indicators
P. 1-4
P. 3-2
Turns your computer ON or OFF.
P. 1-5
Serves as the data input device of the
computer.
P. 2-3
Contains the fingerprint scanner.
P. B-1
Show the current status of the computer’s
devices.
Touchpad indicator –Glows green (or red)
when the touchpad is enabled press Fn+F2 to
toggle the touchpad on/off. (or disabled).
P. 2-8
Num Lock indicator.
P. 2-3
Caps Lock indicator.
P. 2-3
Detects ambient light and automatically turns
on/off the keyboard backlight function. Hot
keys: Fn+F1.
P. 2-3
P. 2-5
Touchpad / Touchpad Buttons Serves as the pointing device of the computer.
P.2-8
Light Sensor
Getting Started
1-15
Where to Go from Here
As your computer is ready for operation, you may want to do any of the following now:
For this purpose…
1-16
Do this…
To know more about the
computer…
Go on to the next chapter.
To install the operating system if
your dealer has not already done
so…
See the operating system
manual.
To know more about the operating
system…
Read the operating system
manual.
To install the drivers if your dealer
has not already done so…
See Chapter 6.
To set a power-on password…
See “Security Settings” in
Chapter 5.
To charge the battery pack for the
first time…
See “Charging the Battery Pack”
in Chapter 3.
Getting Started
CHAPTER
2
Operating Your Computer
This chapter provides information about the use of the computer.
If you are new to computers, reading this chapter will help you learn your computer’s basic
operations. If you are already a computer user but are new to notebook computers, you
may choose to read only the parts containing information unique to your computer.
This chapter describes the following components:
z
Keyboard
z
Touchpad
z
Touchscreen
z
Hard disk drive
z
Optical disk drive
And these features:
z
Starting and shutting down the computer
z
Video features
z
Audio features
z
Communication features
Operating Your Computer
2-1
Starting and Shutting Down the Computer
There are a number of ways to start up and shut down the computer.
Starting the Computer
You always start the computer using the power button.
A computer starts up with an operating system (OS) existing on the storage device such
as the hard disk; or from a CD if you have the respective modules installed. The
computer will automatically load the OS after you turn it on. This process is called
booting.
NOTE:
An operating system is the platform for all your software application programs to run on. The
most widely used operating system today is Microsoft Windows.
CAUTION:
Do not use a sharp object such as a ballpoint pen or pencil to operate the power button. Doing
so may damage the power button surface.
Shutting Down the Computer
When you finish a working session, you can shut down the computer by turning
off the power or leaving the computer in a standby/sleep or hibernation mode:
To shut down in
this mode…
Do this…
Follow the shutdown procedure of your
operating system. This can prevent loss of
unsaved data or damage to your software
Off
programs. If the system locks up because
of hardware or software problems, press
the power button to turn off the computer.
Depending on your Windows settings, you
can place the computer in standby/sleep
Standby/Sleep mode by:
· Closing the display cover
· Pressing the power button
Depending on your Windows settings, you
can place the computer in Hibernation
Hibernation mode by:
· Closing the display cover
· Pressing the power button
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To start up or
resume again
Press the power
button.
Press any key.
Press the power
button.
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NOTE:
1. Placing your computer in standby/sleep mode allows you to return to the tasks you were
doing the next time you start up the computer. (See “Power Management” in Chapter 3 for
more information.)
2. Pressing the power button for 4 seconds or longer shuts the computer off. Pressing and
holding down the power button for 10 seconds or more once the computer is turned off
causes the internal controller to reset.
CAUTION:
Using the power button to shut down the computer can cause damage to the operating system
when shutting down.
Using the Keyboard
Your keyboard has all the standard functions of a full-sized computer keyboard with an
additional Fn key for specific functions.
The standard functions of the keyboard are divided into four major categories:
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Typewriter keys
z
Cursor-control keys
z
Numeric keys
z
Function keys
Typewriter Keys
Typewriter keys are similar to the keys on a typewriter. Several keys that are not found
on the typewriter, such as the Ctrl, Alt, Esc, and lock keys, are added for special
purposes. When the lock keys (Caps Lock, Num Lk, and Scroll Lk) are pressed, their
corresponding indicators will light up.
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Cursor-Control Keys
NOTE:
1. The word “cursor” refers to the indicator on the screen that lets you know exactly where on
your screen anything you type will appear.
2. It can take the form of a vertical or horizontal line, a block, or one of many other shapes.
Numeric Keypad
A 15-key numeric keypad is embedded on the typewriter keys as shown next:
Numeric keys facilitate the entering of numbers and calculations. When Num Lock is
turned on, the numeric keys are activated; meaning you can use these keys to enter
numerals.
NOTE:
1. When the numeric keypad is activated and you need to type the English letter in the keypad
area, you can turn Num Lock off or you can press Fn and then the letter without turning Num
Lock off.
2. Some software may not be able to use the numeric keypad on the computer. If so, use the
numeric keypad on an external keyboard instead.
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Euro Symbol
For the Euro dollar sign
:
On an UK keyboard, hold down the Alt Gr key and press 4 (which has a Euro sign on it).
Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions:
Windows Logo key and
Application key.
Windows Logo key opens the Start menu and performs software-specific
The
functions when used in combination with other keys.
The
Application key has the same effect as a right mouse click. (See your Windows
manual for more information.)
Function Keys
On the top row of the keyboard are the function keys: F1 to F12. Function keys are
multi-purpose keys that perform operations defined by the individual programs.
Fn Key
The Fn key, located at the lower left corner of the keyboard, is used with another key to
perform the alternative function of a key. The letter “Fn” and the alternative functions are
identified by the blue colored labels on the key top. To perform a desired function, first
press and hold Fn, then press the other key.
Hot Keys
Hot keys refer to a combination of keys that you can press at any time to activate special
functions of the computer. Most hot keys operate in a cyclic way. Each time a hot key
combination is pressed, it shifts the corresponding function to the other or next choice.
You can easily identify the hot keys by the icons imprinted on the key top. Refer to the
table below to understand the functions of the hot keys:
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Key
Description
Enables/Disables the keyboard backlight function.
Enables/Disables the Touchpad.
Decreases the sound volume.
Increases the sound volume.
1. Fn+F5: Decreases the LCD brightness.
2. Fn+F6: Increases the LCD brightness.
3. There are 64 levels of LCD brightness.
(0 is no backlight)
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Key
Description
Fn+F7 hotkey turns on/off all wireless devices.
i.e., WLAN, WWAN, GPS and Bluetooth.
Switches the LCD off and on.
Switches the display output when an external
device is connected.
LCD
LCD & CRT
CRT
Serves as the sleep button that you can define with
Windows’ Power Management. (See “Power
Management” in Chapter 3.)
Switches the LCD backlight on and off.
Switches the Optional GPS Receiver on and off.
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Using the Touchpad
CAUTION:
Do not use a sharp object such as a pen on the touchpad. Doing so may damage the touchpad
surface as well as the RUBBER part of the touchpad.
NOTE:
1. By default, the touchpad is enabled. Use the Fn+F2 hot key to enable/disable this function.
The touchpad indicator found on the keyboard panel glows red when it is disabled.
2. For optimal performance of the touchpad, keep your fingers and the pads clean and dry.
When tapping on the pad, tap lightly. Do not use excessive force.
The touchpad is a pointing device that allows you to communicate with the computer by
controlling the location of the pointer on the screen and making selections with the
buttons.
The touchpad consists of a rectangular pad and four buttons. To use the touchpad,
place your forefinger or thumb on the pad. The rectangular pad acts like a miniature
duplicate of your display. As you slide your fingertip across the pad, the cursor on the
screen moves accordingly. When your finger reaches the edge of the pad, simply lift
your finger and place it on the other side of the touchpad.
Here are some common terms that you should know when using the touchpad:
Term
Action
Point
Move your finger on the pad until the cursor points to the selection on the
screen.
Click
Press and release the left button.
–or–
Tap gently anywhere on the pad.
Press and release the left button twice in quick succession.
Double-click –or–
Tap twice on the pad rapidly.
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Term
Drag and
drop
Action
Press and hold the left button. Then, move the object by dragging your
finger until you reach the new location (drag). Finally, release the left button
(drop) when you have finished dragging your selection to the destination.
The item will drop into the new location.
–or–
Gently tap twice on the pad and on the second tap, keep your finger in
contact with the pad. Then, move your finger across the pad to drag the
selected object to the desired location. When you lift your finger from the
pad, the selected object will drop into place.
To scroll is to move up and down or left and right in the working area on the
screen.
Scroll
The scroll button, located between the two side buttons under the
touchpad, can be used to move vertically in a convenient way. Press the
upper part of the scroll button to move up and the lower part of the scroll
button to move down.
–or–
To move vertically, place your finger on the right edge of the pad and slide
your finger up and down along the edge. To move horizontally, place your
finger on the bottom edge of the pad and slide your finger left and right.
This function works only after you install the touchpad driver supplied with
the computer and it may not work for all applications.
NOTE:
If you swap the left and right buttons, “tapping” on the touchpad as an alternative method of
pressing the left button will no longer be valid.
Configuring the Touchpad
You may want to configure the touchpad to suit your needs. For example, if you are a
left-handed user, you can swap the two buttons so that you can use the right button as
the left button and vice versa. You can also change the size of the on-screen cursor, the
speed of the cursor, and so on.
NOTE:
1. The touchpad is pressure sensitive.
2. The presence of a foreign object on the touchpad may cause the cursor to move erratically.
3. Use an optical cleaning kit such as a brush to remove any foreign objects.
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Using the Touchscreen
CAUTION:
Do not use a sharp object such as a ballpoint pen or pencil on the touchscreen. Doing so may
damage the touchscreen surface.
NOTE:
1. The touchscreen is pressure sensitive. The presence of any foreign object on the
touchscreen may cause the cursor to move erratically.
2. Use an optical cleaning kit such as a brush to remove any foreign objects.
The touchscreen is a touch-sensitive device that allows you to communicate with the
computer by controlling the location of the pointer on the screen and making a selection.
The touchscreen allows you to use the computer without a mouse or touchpad.
Here are some common terms that you should know when using the touchscreen:
Term
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Action
Click/Point
Tap gently on the touchscreen.
Double-click
Tap twice on the touchscreen rapidly.
Drag and
drop
Press lightly on the touchscreen and move your
object by dragging your finger until you reach the new
location (drag). Finally, release your finger (drop)
when you finish dragging your selection to the
destination. The object will drop into the new location.
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Using the Hard Disk Drive
Your computer normally comes with a 2.5-inch Serial-ATA hard disk drive. A hard disk
drive is a storage device where your operating system and application programs are
stored.
This type of drive embodies the latest in fast, reliable mass storage by integrating all the
control circuitry necessary for operation directly onto the drive itself. This allows the
drive manufacturer to optimize the performance of the drive.
The system comes with a built-in heater that automatically turns on during low
temperature operation. The HDD-heater-on indicator blinks red when the heater is on. In
low temperature environments, you should operate the system using AC power to
conserve battery power.
CAUTION:
1. Make regular backups of your data files from the hard disk drive to CDs or other storage
media.
2. Never try to remove or install the hard disk drive while the computer is powered ON. Doing so
can result in loss of data, and can damage the computer and the hard disk drive’s sensitive
circuitry.
3. Never turn off or reset the computer while the hard disk drive in-use indicator is on.
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Using the Optical Disk Drive
Your computer, depending on your model, comes optionally with an optical disk drive
located on the right side of the computer in the Configurable Media Bay.
Depending on the model of your computer, the drive may be one of the following:
z
DVD drive – reads DVD (Digital Versatile Disk) disks in addition to CDs, audio CDs,
CD-R, and CD-RW disks.
z
CD-RW/DVD Combo drive – works both as a DVD drive and CD-RW drive.
z
DVD-RW Dual drive – aside from working as a Combo drive, it can also write to
DVD±RW (+R DL), DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, CD-R & CDRW disks.
NOTE:
If you are using the optical disk drive for more than half an hour (e.g. playing a DVD title), it is
recommended to use the AC power source instead of the battery. Otherwise, the battery may
run out of power before you can complete your multimedia task.
CAUTION:
1. When inserting a disk, do not use force.
2. Ensure the disk is correctly inserted into the tray before closing the tray.
3. Do not leave the optical disk tray open unnecessarily. Also, avoid touching the lens in the
tray with your hand. If the lens becomes dirty, the drive may malfunction.
4. Do not wipe the lens using materials with rough surfaces (such as paper towels). Instead,
use a cotton swab to wipe the lens gently.
5. FDA regulations require the following statement for all laser-based devices. Use of controls
or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result
in hazardous radiation exposure. The optical disk drive is classified as a Class 1 laser
product. This label is located on the optical disk drive.
Installing the Optical Disk Drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery:
1. Insert the optical disk drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery into the Configurable Media Bay
located on the right side of the computer.
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2. Slide the multipurpose bay lock/unlock switch to the lock position to secure the
optical disk drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery in place.
3. Tighten the positioning screws to lock the optical disk drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery in
place.
CAUTION:
Customers utilizing the secondary battery as the only power source to operate their
ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK will not receive a battery discharge cutoff warning
during use in extreme temperatures (above 50°C and below -10°C). It is suggested
that customers not rely solely on the secondary battery while operating near these
extremes.
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Removing the Optical Disk Drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery
NOTE:
Due to the depth of the Configurable Media Bay, the user may find it helpful to first open the
Optical Disk Drive tray in order to easily grasp and remove the Optical Disk Drive. Before
shutting down the notebook, use the eject button on the face plate of the drive. Open the tray
and then shut down the notebook. Continue with the removal process. If the power is already
off on the notebook, a paper clip can be inserted into the small hole on the Optical Disk Drive
face plate in order to open the tray. This is explained in the Inserting and Removing a Disk
section of this chapter.
1. Remove the two positioning screws from the base.
2. Open the door of the Configurable Media Bay on the right side of the computer.
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3. Push to release the lock/unlock switch.
4. Push the Eject icon switch to remove the optical disk drive/2nd HDD/2nd Battery.
Warning:
1. Without the two positioning screws locked on the base, the unit will no longer be
waterproof and will be more susceptible to damage if dropped.
2. The optical disk drive (or any other secondary kit i.e. 2nd HDD/2nd Battery) needs to
be replaced back in the unit for positioning screws to lock on.
Inserting and Removing a Disk
Follow this procedure to insert or remove a disk.
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Press the eject button and the optical disk drive tray will slide out partially. Carefully
pull it out until fully extended.
3. To insert a disk, place the disk in the empty tray with its label facing up. Gently press
the center of the disk until it clicks into place.
To remove a disk, hold the disk by its outer edge and lift it up from the tray.
4.
Gently push the tray back into the drive.
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NOTE:
In the unlikely event that you are unable to release the optical disk drive tray by pressing the
eject button, you can manually release the optical media. (See “Optical Disk Drive Problems” in
Chapter 8.)
Using the Video Features
The video subsystem of your computer features:
13.3-inch Display:
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13.3-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) color LCD display with 1280×800 WXGA (Wide
Extended Graphics Array) resolution.
z
128 MB discrete video memory.
z
Simultaneous display on LCD and external monitor, which is useful when you have a
presentation, as you can control the screen from your computer and face the
audience at the same time.
z
Dual view capability that allows you to extend your desktop to another display device
so you have more desktop space to work on.
z
Power Management.
z
Polarizer touchscreen function.
NOTE:
System enters standby/sleep mode when the LCD is closed. If you want to use the computer
with the LCD closed, set “Do Nothing” to the “When I close the lid of my portable computer”
option in the Power Options Properties. Thus, the computer will not enter standby/sleep mode
when the LCD is closed.
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Configuring the Display Modes
Your computer has been set to a default resolution and number of colors before
shipment. You can view and change display settings through your operating system.
See your operating system documentation or online help for specific information.
For displaying in higher resolutions, you can connect an external monitor that supports
higher resolutions. (See “Connecting an External Monitor” in Chapter 4 for more
information.)
The following table lists the display modes supported by your computer.
Display
Mode
LCD Only
CRT Only
Simultaneous Displays
16-bit
9
9
9
32-bit
9
9
9
16-bit
9
9
9
32-bit
9
9
9
16-bit
9
9
9
32-bit
9
9
9
16-bit
9
9
9
32-bit
9
9
9
16-bit
9
9
9
32-bit
9
9
9
16-bit
9
9
9
32-bit
9
9
9
Resolution Colors
800×600
1024x600
1024×768
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
NOTE:
1. 16-bit = High Color or 65,536 (64 K) colors; 32-bit = True Color 16,770,000 (16 M) colors.
2. When using an external monitor only, the resolution depends on the resolution supported by
the external monitor.
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Using the Audio Features
NOTE:
1. To take advantage of the enhanced audio capabilities, the audio driver supplied with your
computer must be installed (see Chapter 6 for details).
2. If you experience interference while recording, try lowering the microphone recording
volume.
The audio subsystem of your computer features:
z
Recording analog audio
z
Digital audio and analog mixing functions and playing sound on your computer
z
Microsoft Windows Sound System support
z
A set of built-in speakers (n)
z
External audio connectors (o)
Modes of playing and recording sound vary with the operating system used. See your
operating system documentation or online help for specific information.
Connecting Audio Devices
For higher audio quality, you can send or receive sound through external audio devices.
) can be connected to an external microphone for
z
Microphone Connector (
recording voice or sound.
z
) can be connected to the line-in connector of
Audio Output Connector (
powered speakers with built-in amplifiers, headphones, or earphone set. The audio
jack also supports S/PDIF optical standard and is capable of interfacing a
Mini-Toslink for optical S/PDIF.
NOTE:
When using external speakers/headphones, the internal speakers will be disabled.
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Using the Communication Features
Using the LAN
The internal 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) module allows
you to connect your computer to a network. It supports data transfer rate up to 1000
Mbps. When the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK is used in a Vehicle Docking Station or
Office Port Replicator the data transfer rate will be limited to 10/100 Mbps.
To connect the network cable to the LAN module, plug in one end of the LAN cable to
the RJ-45 connector on the computer and the other end to the network hub.
Link Indicator
Glows green when the system has a LAN
connection available.
Active
Indicator
Blinks amber when the system is accessing
the LAN.
Active indicator
(Amber blinking)
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Link indicator
(Green)
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Using the Wire Line Modem
The internal 56K fax/data modem allows you to use the telephone line to communicate
with others by fax, email, or connect to an online service or web browser. Connect one
end of the RJ-11 telephone cable to the modem port and the other end to the phone line.
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Using the Wireless LAN
Your computer may have an internal PCIe (PCI Express) Mini Card network adapter
(WLAN) pre-installed by the computer manufacturer. This card allows you to access
corporate networks or the Internet in a wireless environment.
Feature
Band
Supported Data Rates
Radio Frequency
Channel Number
Network Authentication
CCX Version
CCX TPC
CCX Power Levels
Module 3945ABG for ML910 RUGGED
NOTEBOOK
Indicates the wireless band of the current connection.
Rates at which the wireless adapter can send and receive
data. Displays the speed in Mbps or the frequency being
used.
• 802.11a – 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54Mbps
• 802.11b – 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbps
• 802.11g – 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54Mbps
• The frequency band of the current wireless connection.
- 2.4 GHz
- 5 GHz
Displays the transmit and receive channel.
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Enterprise.
Version of the Cisco Compatible Extensions on this wireless
connection.
Cisco Compatible Extensions Transmit Power Levels
1.0, 5.0, 20.0, 31.6, 50.1 mW
Access Point MAC Address
The Media Access Control (MAC) address for the associated
access point.
Mandatory Access Point
Displays None, if not enabled. If enabled, the MAC address
from the access point is displayed. This option directs the
wireless adapter to connect to an access point that uses a
specific MAC address (48bit 12 hexadecimal digits, for
example, 00:06:25:0E:9D:84).
CAUTION:
The FAA (Federal Aviation Agency) has deemed it unsafe to operate wireless devices in
aircrafts as this may interfere with flight safety. Remember to turn off wireless LAN when using
your computer in an airplane.
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Connecting to a Wireless Network
For Windows XP
1. Double-click the network connectivity icon
located on the Windows system tray.
The following window appears on the screen:
NOTE:
If the Wireless Network connection is disabled, press Fn+F7 to enable it.
2. Select a wireless network to connect to, and then click Connect.
3. You may be asked to enter a key or pass phrase if a network security setting is
enabled. Refer to your Windows online help for more information on setting a
wireless network connection.
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For Windows Vista
1.
Double-click the Wireless Software icon
The following window appears on screen:
located on the Windows system tray.
NOTE:
If the Wireless Network connection is disabled, press Fn+F7 to enable it.
2.
Select a wireless network to connect to, and then click Connect.
3.
You may be asked to enter a key or pass phrase if a network security setting is
enabled. Refer to your Windows online help for more information on setting a
wireless network connection.
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Using the PRM240 Wireless Modem (Optional)
Your ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK may be equipped with an embedded 800 MHz
PRM 240 radio modem to provide data connectivity via a Motorola Private DataTAC
communications network. This 2 Watt modem is generally compatible only with
Private DataTAC systems designed to operate with portable and low power mobile
devices, not those systems requiring higher power, external modems such as
Motorola's VRM 850. Being embedded, the PRM 240 is protected from outside
elements such as moisture, dust, sand, humidity and the long-term effects of extreme
temperatures.
This ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK modem solution also includes an embedded
antenna, typically for when the ML910 is used outside of a vehicle. An external antenna
pass-through option is also available to be used in conjunction with a mobile docking
station and an external antenna, to enhance radio signal coverage and range when the
ML910 is used inside a vehicle.
The modem uses a serial interface to communicate with the ML910’s internal controller.
The protocol supported over this link is the Motorola Native Control Language (NCL).
Motorola and third-party applications or middleware designed specifically to use this
protocol are required, but not included with the ML910.
NOTE:
Please refer to your PRM240 user manual for more information on the installation and
configuration of the modem.
The PRM240 modem features:
− High sensitivity reception
− Low standby current consumption
− Auto-wake up of host on incoming messages
− Roaming capabilities as used in the Private DataTAC network
− Easy to install, service and update
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Using GPS (Optional)
Navigation and positioning are crucial to many activities and yet the process has always
been quite cumbersome. With GPS technology, you can now figure out where you are
and where you are going.
Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide radio-navigation system formed from a
constellation of 24 satellites and their ground stations. GPS uses these "man-made
stars" as reference points to calculate positions accurate to a matter of meters. In a
sense, it is like giving every square meter on the planet a unique address.
Five broad categories of GPS application:
z
Location – determining a basic position
z
Navigation – getting from one location to another
z
Tracking – monitoring the movement of people and things
z
Mapping – creating maps of the world
z
Timing – bringing precise timing to the world
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The basis of GPS is "triangulation" from satellites.
To "triangulate," a GPS receiver measures distance using the travel time of radio signals.
To measure travel time, GPS needs very accurate timing.
Along with distance, you need to know exactly where the satellites are in space.
Finally, you must allow for any delays the signal experiences as it travels through the
atmosphere.
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Using the MESH Modem (Optional)
Motorola's MESH networking technology enables users to wirelessly access critical
broadband applications seamlessly–anytime and anywhere. Whether utilizing
pre-deployed infrastructure or an instant, ad hoc broadband network formed with other
users, Motorola's MESH networking technology delivers real-time data to detect,
prevent and respond. Key features of MESH include:
•
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Support for Wi-Fi Clients
•
Layer 2 Multicast Support
•
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Support
•
Differentiated Services using IP quality of Service (QoS) Support
•
Over-the-Air Software upgrade Support
•
MAC Access Control lists
•
Web (HTTP) based management interface
•
SNMP agent for remote management
•
Firmware Upgrades via TFTP
The following MESH modems are supported:
– WMC6300, WMC7300 & WDE1000
NOTE:
1. Please refer to your MESH modem user manual for more information on installation and
configuration of the modem.
2. Refer to Page x of this manual for external antenna placement.
CAUTION:
MESH cards are EXTERNAL to the computer and when used, they are not water/humidity/dust
proof since the rubber door is open.
Using the Bluetooth
Your computer is equipped with a Bluetooth Class 2 device that is compliant with
Bluetooth specification V2.0 to ensure interoperability between other electronic devices
supporting Bluetooth technology. Check with the manufacturers of the respective
electronic devices to determine their compatibility with your computer.
NOTE:
1. There may be restrictions on using Bluetooth technology in some locations. Check with your
local authorities or service provider.
2. Features using Bluetooth technology, or allowing such features to run in the background
increases the demand on battery power and reduces the battery life.
Bluetooth technology enables wireless connections between electronic devices. A
Bluetooth connection can be used to send files or to connect wirelessly to compatible
devices such as cellular phones and PDAs using Bluetooth technology.
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Since devices using Bluetooth technology communicate using radio waves, your
computer and the other devices do not need to be in direct line-of-sight. Your computer
and the other devices only need to be within a maximum of 10 meters of each other,
although the connection can be subject to interference from obstructions such as walls
or from other electronic devices.
Embedded EVDO REV. A or HSDPA Modem (Optional)
Your ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK may be equipped with an embedded EVDO REV.
A or HSDPA carrier modem to provide data connectivity via a cellular service provider.
These internal wireless carrier modules offer the next generation of 3G EVDO and 3G
HSDPA technology, respectively. The EVDO Rev A module supports seamless
switching between CDMA EVDO rev 0, 1X, and Rev A networks to provide broad
network support. The HSDPA module is compatible with all three HSDPA/UMTS
frequency bands and all four EDGE/GPRS worldwide frequency bands, providing the
possibility of nearly seamless global connectivity. Embedding the carrier modem card
ensures connectivity without exposing components to outside element such as moisture,
dust, sand, humidity, and the long-term effects of extreme temperatures.
The ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK carrier modem solution also includes embedded
antennas. An external antenna pass-through option is also available for rural areas with
little connectivity or those with significant interference. Pass-through, in conjunction with
a mobile docking station and an external antenna, allows the user maximum coverage in
most environments.
Please refer to your carrier’s connection service software to verify activation,
connectivity and system settings. The ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK integrates data
only cellular radio modules that use radio signals and cellular networks. It cannot be
guaranteed that the notebook will be able to connect to the networks under all
conditions.
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CHAPTER
3
Managing Power
Your computer operates either on external AC power or on internal battery power.
This chapter tells you how to manage power effectively. In order to ensure optimal battery
performance, it is important to use the battery properly.
The topics in this chapter include:
z
What is an AC adapter
z
How to charge the battery pack
z
When and how to initialize the battery pack
z
How to check the battery level
z
How to replace the battery pack
z
What happens when the battery charge is low and what are the actions to take
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What is Power Management
z
How to save power
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AC Adapter
CAUTION:
1. The AC adapter is designed for use with your computer only. Connecting the AC adapter to
another device can damage the adapter.
2. The AC power cord supplied with your computer is for use in the country where you
purchased your computer. If you plan to go overseas with the computer, consult your dealer
for the appropriate power cord.
3. When you disconnect the AC adapter, disconnect from the electrical outlet first and then
from the computer. A reverse procedure may damage the AC adapter or computer.
4. When unplugging the connector, always hold the plug head. Never pull on the cord.
When connected to AC power, the AC adapter converts from AC (Alternating Current) to
DC (Direct Current) power for use by your computer and also charges the battery pack.
The AC adapter operates on any voltage in the range of 100 ~ 240 V AC.
Battery Pack
The battery pack is an internal power source for the computer and is rechargeable using
the AC adapter.
The operating time of a fully charged battery pack depends on how you use the computer.
If your applications often access peripherals, you will experience a shorter operating time.
In low or high temperature environments, you are recommended to operate the computer
using the AC power.
NOTE:
Care and maintenance information for the battery is provided in the “Battery Pack Guidelines”
section in Chapter 7.
Charging the Battery Pack
NOTE:
1. Charging will not start if the battery’s temperature is below 0°C (32°F) or above 45°C
(113°F).
2. The thermal protection of the battery pack is 60°C (140°F) for the discharge mode. In any
case, once the temperature of the battery pack reaches 60°C (140°F), the battery pack will
shut off the output immediately; this means the battery will stop discharging. If this happens,
the computer must be connected to external power before attempting to restart.
3. The battery will not discharge if the temperature is lower than –20°C (–4°F) or higher than
60°C (140°F).
4. During charging, it is not recommended to disconnect the AC adapter before the battery has
been fully charged.
5. Accelerated battery deterioration can occur at temperatures above 60°C (140°F) and should
be avoided if possible.
6. The absolute highest temperature for the battery pack is 85°C (185°F). Exposure
to temperatures above this level will result in irreversible damage and permanent disabling
of the pack.
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CAUTION:
1. Batteries in ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK are allowed to discharge (i.e., operate normally)
when the battery temperature is from –20°C (–4°F) to 60°C (140°F) and allowed to be
charged when its temperature is ranging from 0°C (32°F) to 45 °C (113 °F).
2. These batteries are not allowed to operate outside of this range. When the ML910 RUGGED
NOTEBOOK is operating at extreme temperature and the battery is out of the operating
range, an external power supplies is required to be connected to allow continued operation
of the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK unit.
To charge the battery pack, connect the AC adapter to the computer and an electrical
outlet. The “Battery status indicator (
)” will light amber when the battery is charging,
and green when the battery is fully charged. The “Battery low” indicator will blink red
when battery capacity is below 10 percent.
It takes approximately 180 minutes (3 hours) to charge the battery pack when the
computer is off and 240 minutes (4 hours) to fully charge the battery pack when the
computer is on.
CAUTION:
After the battery has been fully recharged, do not immediately disconnect and reconnect the
AC adapter to charge it again. Doing so may reduce the life of the battery.
NOTE:
1. The battery level may automatically lessen due to the self-discharge process (0.21% per
day), even after the battery pack has been fully charged to 100%. This will happen whether
the battery pack is installed in the computer or not.
2. The discharge will be significantly higher if the pack is stored in the computer with no
external power connected.
Initializing the Battery Pack
You need to initialize the new battery pack before using it for the first time. New battery
packs are warehoused and shipped to customers only partially charged to ensure
maximum life when they are placed into service. The battery charging indicator above
the keyboard may blink red to indicate a low battery condition.
Initializing is the process of fully charging the new pack and may take several hours. The
battery charging indicator will glow green when the pack is fully charged.
1. Make sure the computer is turned off. Connect the AC adapter to fully charge the
battery pack. The AC indicator will illuminate (green) and the battery charging
indicator will glow amber.
2. After the battery pack is fully charged, the charging indicator will turn to green. You
may now turn on the computer.
NOTE:
The ML910 will recondition the battery as necessary on a scheduled basis. There is no need
for the user to do this manually.
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Checking the Battery Level
NOTE:
The battery level indication is an estimation of remaining run time. The actual operating time
can be different from the estimated time, depending on how you are using the computer.
You can check the approximate battery level using the ML User Application (MLUA).
Please see Chapter 5 of this manual for more information about MLUA.
Replacing the Battery Pack
CAUTION:
1.
2.
3.
4.
There is danger of damage if the battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace the battery only with the computer manufacturer’s optional battery packs.
Discard used batteries according to the dealer’s instructions.
Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack.
If you often rely on battery power for long periods of time while traveling, you may
consider the purchase of an additional battery pack from your dealer and keep it with
you in a fully charged state as a backup.
To replace the battery pack, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the computer is not on or connected to the AC power.
2. Loosen the four screws and lift the battery pack compartment cover to take it off the
computer.
3. Pull on the ribbon and remove the battery pack from the computer.
4. Insert the new battery pack into the compartment. Make sure the ribbon is
underneath the battery pack.
5. Replace the compartment cover and secure the four screws.
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Battery Low Signals and Actions
Battery Low occurs when the battery has approximately 10% (Windows default setting)
of its charge remaining. The computer gives warning beeps or messages and the
) blinks red to alert you to take actions.
Battery Power Indicator (
NOTE:
1. You can set up your threshold and signals of Battery Low under Windows.
2. Customers utilizing the secondary battery as the only power source to operate their ML910
RUGGED NOTEBOOK, will not receive a battery discharge cutoff warning during use in
extreme temperatures (above 50ºC and below -10ºC). It is suggested that customers not
rely solely on the secondary battery while operating near these extremes.
Immediately save your data upon receiving a Battery Low alert. The remaining operating
time depends on how you are using the computer. If you are using the audio subsystem,
hard drive or Optical disk drives, the battery may run out very quickly.
Always respond to Battery Low by placing your computer in standby/sleep mode, turning
off the computer, or connecting the AC adapter.
If you do not take any action, the computer will automatically hibernate and turn off.
CAUTION:
If you fail to save your data when the battery completely runs out of charge, then your unsaved
data will be lost.
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Power Management
Your computer supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) for power
management. The power management feature allows you to reduce the power
consumption for saving energy.
With an ACPI-compliant operating system such as Windows XP and Windows Vista,
power supply to different computer components is controlled on an as-needed basis.
This allows maximum power conservation and performance at the same time.
In general, Windows’ power management works in this way:
What…
Power to the hard disk is turned
off
When…
When the hard disk has been idle
for a set period.
Power to the display is turned off When the display has been idle for
a set period.
The computer enters Standby
When the entire system has been
mode. The hard disk and display idle for a set period.
are turned off and the entire
When you press Fn+F10. *
system consumes less power.
When you close the cover. *
When you press the power button. *
The computer enters Hibernation When you press the power button. *
mode. (See the next subsection
When you press Fn+F10. *
for more information.)
When you close the cover. *
*
depends on your Windows settings.
For detailed information on power management, see Windows’ Help. Power
management settings should not be completely disabled. Generally, users will not see
significant benefit by setting hard drive shutdown times of longer than a few minutes.
When ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK is intended for in-vehicle use, it is recommended
that hard drive power down should be set to 1 minute to prevent premature wear-out of
the hard-drive.
CAUTION:
Do not disable power management if the laptop will be used in extreme temperatures
or high vibration environments (e.g., vehicles).
Hibernation
When you use the hibernation feature, you do not have to close the applications and
documents that are running on the computer. The computer stores the state of your
computer to a file on the hard disk before shutting down. The next time you turn on your
computer, you return to exactly where you left off.
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ATI PowerPlayTM Management
PowerPlay manages the power requirements of your graphics settings for higher
performance or longer battery life. Use PowerPlayTM to balance performance and power
consumption.
When you bought the notebook from Motorola or Motorola’s dealers, PowerPlay is the
fixed default driver of the graphics card which can be adjusted under the “Enable
PowerPlay procedure.
Access to PowerPlay
1. Start notebook and click on the “ATI Catalyst Control Center” symbol.
2. You will see the following screen once you’ve accessed the “ATI Catalyst Control
Center” program.
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3. Click the “Next” key to proceed to the next step for system access.
NOTE:
The following will only happen the first time you access the Catalyst Control Center.
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Functions of PowerPlay
Enabling PowerPlay
You can adjust the AC mode and battery mode to reduce the power consumption under
the Enable Power Play Function.
1. From the Graphics Settings tree, click PowerPlay
2. Click Enable PowerPlay
3. You will see the following screen:
Please check the function of “Enable POWERPLAY” when you access the
PowerPlay program.
Select Your Preferred Settings Depending on Power Source
The default power settings can be changed to meet your performance to power
requirements.
1. From the Graphics Setting tree, click PowerPlay.
2. Click and drag the slider next to the relevant power source to the desired setting.
Set Low Battery Level
PowerPlay can automatically change to low power consumption settings.
NOTE:
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This option is not available on a notebook running Windows® Vista.
1. From the Graphics Settings tree, click PowerPlay.
2. Click the up or down buttons next to Low Battery settings to a desired battery power level
percentage.
3. Optionally, enter a value in the power percentage value box.
Power-Saving Tips
In addition to your computer’s automatic power management, you can do your part to
maximize the battery’s operating time by following these suggestions.
1. Do not disable Power Management.
2. Decrease the LCD brightness to the lowest comfortable level.
3. Disable the serial port if no device is connected to this port. (See “Advanced
Settings” in Chapter 5.)
4. If you work with an application that uses the serial port or features wireless
connectivity (WWAN/WLAN/PRM modem/GPS/Bluetooth), exit the application
when you finish using it.
5. Turn off the computer when you are not using it.
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CHAPTER
4
Expanding Your Computer
You can expand the capabilities of your computer by connecting other peripheral
devices. When using a device, be sure to read the instructions accompanying the device
together with the relevant section in this chapter.
This chapter gives guidelines on installing and using the following devices:
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External monitor
z
USB device
z
Serial device
z
Video source
z
System Memory Upgrade
z
RF Pass-Through
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Connecting an External Monitor
If you want the benefits of a larger display screen with higher resolution, you can
connect an external monitor that supports VGA interface to your computer.
Follow this procedure to connect an external monitor:
1. Make sure that the computer is not turned on.
2. Plug the monitor’s signal connector to the computer’s VGA port.
3. Plug one end of the monitor’s power cord into the power socket on the monitor and
the other end to an electrical outlet.
4. To use the monitor, switch on the monitor before turning on the computer.
5. The monitor should respond by default. If not, you can switch the display to the
monitor or to both (simultaneous display), or to multi-display by pressing Fn+F9. In
Windows, you can also change the display through the settings in Display
Properties.
6. You can change display settings through your operating system. See your operating
system documentation or online help for specific information.
CAUTION:
Do not disconnect the external monitor while the computer is on standby/sleep mode. If no
external monitor is connected when the computer resumes, the LCD remains blank and the
output is not displayed.
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Connecting a USB Device
Your computer has three USB ports that support transfer rates of up to 12 Mbps for USB
1.1 devices and 480 Mbps for USB 2.0 devices, such as digital camera, scanner, printer,
modem, and mouse.
USB is specified to be an industry standard extension to the PC architecture. It supports
“Plug-and-Play” technology so you can install and remove USB devices without turning off
the computer. With its multiple connection capability, up to 127 devices can be connected
in a daisy-chain configuration. In addition, you can use a USB hub that converts a single
USB connector into multiple ports where USB devices can be connected.
To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable into one of the USB ports with the
USB “converging arrows” symbol facing up.
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Connecting a Serial Device
Your computer has a serial port for connecting a serial device such as an external
modem.
Follow this procedure to connect a serial device:
1. Plug the device cable to the serial port on the left side of the computer.
2. Turn on the computer.
NOTE:
Portable modems that derive power through the serial port cannot be used with the computer.
Instead, use a modem that is powered by its own internal battery or external AC power.
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Connecting a Video Capture Device
Your computer has a video capture port for connecting a video source such as
high-quality CCD, as well as consumer electronic equipment such as DVCAM and VCR.
To connect a video capture device, simply plug the device cable into the video capture
(CONEXANT CX23885-12ZP) port of the computer.
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System Memory Upgrade
Your computer supports a maximum of 4GB physical system memory utilizing two 200-pin
DDR2 SO-DIMM slots in the sealed compartment illustrated below.
Your computer shipped as ordered from the factory with 1 x 512MB, 1 x 1GB, 2 x 1GB,
2GB + 1GB, or 2 x 2GB modules. One open slot is available for expansion when the
system is shipped with 512MB and 1GB only. For 2GB and 3GB configurations, one
module would need to be replaced with a larger module to increase memory to 3GB or
4GB total.
Memory upgrades must be performed by the Motorola Repair Center. Please call
Motorola at 1.800.247.2346 and select "radio repair" from the menu for more information.
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RF Pass-Through
The RF pass-through feature enables the Motorola ML910™ Rugged Notebook Computer
to receive and transmit radio signals through external antennas for better coverage or
range, as compared to using its internal antennas, which typically are impaired by
in-vehicle shielding. RF pass-through operation depends on having the required RF
pass-through option (ZA00618AA) and certain wireless options installed in the ML910, as
well as a vehicle docking station that supports RF connectivity to the ML910. The presence
of the RF pass-through option is noted on a label affixed to the underside of the ML910.
The wireless options that support RF pass-through are: embedded Wireless Wide Area
Network (WWAN) modules, such as one of the public carrier modules or the Motorola
Private DataTAC PRM240 modem, and/or a GPS receiver module. 1 Figure 1 shows the
RF pass-through connectors (labeled as 3 and 4) which refer to the GPS antenna
connector and WWAN module antenna connector, respectively. Note that these
connectors are present on all ML910 notebooks regardless of the associated options
being installed.
RF pass-through is a standard feature on the high tier ML910 Vehicle Docking Station
(VDS or “dock”), and is available on compatible 2 ML900 docks by installing the RF
pass-through retrofit kit. The ML910 RF pass-through feature is not backward compatible
with the ML900 high tier dock's standard RF pass-through facility (located on the deck of
that VDS) that is intended for ML900 notebooks only.
Figure 1: Rear View of ML910
1
The ML910’s 802.11 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) feature includes an internal
antenna and does not utilize RF pass-through.
2
RF pass-through retrofit kit is compatible with VDS models DDN7501B and C and
DDN7502B and C, but not DDN7501A or DDN7502A.
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RF Pass-Through Retrofit Kit
The installed RF pass-through retrofit kit (Motorola part number DSGJ71600089) enables
ML910 RF pass-through operation on compatible ML900 docks (applicable for both
high-tier and mid-tier models). The RF pass-through retrofit kit is also compatible with the
newer ML910 mid-tier dock so that RF pass-through capability can be added.
ML910 High-Tier Vehicle Docking Station
Dock the ML910 Rugged Notebook in the ML910 high-tier Vehicle Docking Station.
Ensure the ML910 is securely docked (i.e., locked). Turn ON the Power Switch on the
dock. The ML910 must have the RF pass-through and wireless options included in order to
use the external antennas.
For high-tier docks, the RF pass-through will switch automatically when the ML910 is
being docked. The user does not need to make any changes to use the external antennas.
Ensure the external antennas are attached to the VDS before the ML910 is docked.
ML910 Mid-Tier Vehicle Docking Station
The ML910 mid-tier dock does not support the RF pass-through feature. GPS and/or
WWAN capability of an ML910 that includes the RF pass-through option will not function if
the ML910 is docked to the ML910 mid-tier VDS. The ML910 internal antenna is disabled
whenever the ML910 is docked in either ML910 dock, as it assumes and depends on the
presence of external antennas.
If the WWAN and GPS features are intended to operate with external antennas while the
ML910 is docked, an RF pass-through retrofit kit must be installed on the ML910 mid-tier
VDS. Then the user does not need to make any selection in the ML User Application
(MLUA) to enable the RF pass-through after the retrofit kit has been installed. The ML910
will configure the RF pass-through automatically.
If the WWAN and GPS features are intended to operate with their internal antennas when
the ML910 is docked, then the ML910 RF pass-through must be disabled using the RF
pass-through tab options in the MLUA. This does not apply to ML910s that do not include
the RF pass-through option, since the internal antennas are always used regardless the
ML910 being docked or not.
ML900 High-Tier Vehicle Docking Station
If the ML910 is docked in a standard ML900 high-tier VDS, the internal antennas will
remain enabled, since the ML910 does not sense an ML910 dock and external antennas
connected for a ML900 notebook are not accessible to the ML910.
The RF pass-through feature of the ML910 is not compatible with ML900 high-tier dock. An
RF pass-through retrofit kit must be installed to utilize the external antennas. After the
installation of the RF pass-through retrofit kit, the RF pass-through option needs to be
enabled through MLUA, to override the standard logic that responds to ML910 docks only.
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ML900 Mid-Tier Vehicle Docking Station
If the ML910 is docked in a standard ML900 mid-tier VDS, the internal antennas will
remain enabled since the ML910 does not sense an ML910 dock.
The ML900 mid-tier dock does not provide the RF pass-through feature, even for ML900
notebooks. The RF pass-through retrofit kit enables the use of external antennas for
ML910 only. After the installation of the RF pass-through retrofit kit, the user must enable
the ML910’s RF pass-through option through MLUA, to override the standard logic that
responds to ML910 docks only.
RF Pass-Through Combinations
The table below shows the combination of the different Vehicle Docking Stations with the
ML910 Rugged Laptop.
Docking Station
ML910 RF
Pass-through
Support
RF Pass-Through
Function
RF Pass-Through
Retrofit Kit
ML910 High-Tier Vehicle
Docking Station
Standard
Automatic
Not Required
ML910 Mid-Tier Vehicle
Docking Station
Not Standard
Automatic
Required
ML900 High-Tier Vehicle
Docking Station
Not Standard
Manual
Required
ML900 Mid-Tier Vehicle
Docking Station
Not Standard
Manual
Required
*Remarks:
1) The ML910 mid-tier Vehicle Docking Station requires the RF pass-through retrofit Kit
to utilize RF pass-through automatically.
2) The ML900 high-tier and mid-tier Vehicle Docking Stations require the RF
pass-through retrofit kit to utilize RF pass-through, but require set-up using MLUA.
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Enabling RF Pass-Through Option in MLAA & MLUA
1. Launch the ML Administrator Application.
2. Go to the RF Pass-Through Options available in MLAA.
3. Change the RF Pass-Through User Control from [Disable] to [Enable].
4. Select [Write to EC] to change the setting, a message will be shown after the setting
is updated to System EC.
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2
3
4
5
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5. Launch the ML User Application.
6. Select the RF Pass-Through option available in the MLUA.
7. Before the RF Pass-through User Control in MLAA is changed to [Enable], the RF
Pass-Through Control will be grayed-out.
8. After the RF Pass-through User Control in MLAA has been set to [Enable], the
default setting will be [Automatic Selection].
9. User can select [Manual Selection] to either Enable or Disable the RF
Pass-through. [Apply] needs to be pressed by User in order to make the selection
valid.
10. Enabling the RF Pass-Through will disable the Internal Antenna and vice-versa.
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2
3
4
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11. Note that the RF Pass-through Option will not be applicable under the following
conditions:
a. The ML910 does not have RF Pass-through installed. RF Pass-through here
refers to the internal RF Antenna Switching Board.
b. The ML910 is being docked in either an ML900 VDS or an ML900 or ML910
Office Port Replicator.
12. The internal antennas will function if User selects the [RF Pass-Through Off] in the
RF Pass-Through Mode.
13. The external antenna option will be available if User selects the [RF Pass-Through
On] in the RF Pass-through Mode.
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CHAPTER
5
BIOS Setup Utility and ML
Applications
BIOS Setup Utility is a program for configuring the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
settings of the computer.
BIOS is a layer of software called firmware that translates instructions from other layers of
software into instructions that the computer hardware can understand. The BIOS settings are
needed by your computer to identify the types of installed devices and establish special
features.
The ML User Application or MLUA is designed for users to configure the parameters of
various functions in the notebook. By using these configuration parameters, you can change
the default configuration that automatically loads when you turn on the computer.
ML User Application is automatically launched every time you boot your notebook into
Windows Operating System. This can be indicated by the ML User Application icon on the
taskbar. Double-clicking on the ML User Application icon will bring up the application window.
Every time you start the ML User Application, the current configuration parameters saved in
the Embedded Controller is loaded and displayed in the ML User Application window.
This chapter tells you how to use the BIOS Setup Utility and provides you with some of the
basic information related to the MLUA.
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When and How to Use the BIOS Setup Utility
When to Use
You need to run the BIOS Setup Utility when:
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You see an error message on the screen requesting you to run Setup.
z
You want to restore the factory default settings.
z
You want to modify some specific settings of the hardware.
z
You want to modify some specific settings to optimize system performance.
Starting BIOS Setup
NOTE:
1. The Setup screens shown in this chapter are for your reference only. The actual items or
settings on your computer may differ.
2. The Setup utility may have been updated after the publication of this user guide.
3. The settings you select in your operating system might override similar settings in the Setup.
To run BIOS Setup, press F2 when the prompt appears in the lower left corner of the
screen during system startup. The prompt shows up on the screen for only 1 second.
You must press F2 quickly. The BIOS Setup menu appears as shown below.
Moving Around and Making Selections
A brief description of keyboard usage is listed next:
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Key
Function
F1
General Help
F2
General Help
F9
Load optimal defaults
F10
Save and Exit
← →
Select Screen
↑↓
Select Item
┼ ─
Change Field/Option
Enter
1) Brings up the sub-menu when available.
2) Opens or closes the options window when an item is selected.
Tab
Jumps from one item to another.
Esc
1) Exits the BIOS Setup Utility.
2) Returns to the previous menu if in a sub-menu.
3) Closes the options window if one is open.
Main Menu
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Advanced Menu
CPU Configuration
Setup function of “Intel SpeedStep Technology“: Under the “Advanced”,tab use ÏÐ
keys to move cursor over the string of “Intel SpeedStep Technology” and you will find
the options of “Maximum”, “Minimum”, “Automatic” & “Disabled” displayed on the right
top corner of screen.
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Maximum: CPU speed is set to maximum.
z
Minimum: CPU speed is set to minimum.
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Automatic: CPU speed is controlled by OS.
z
Disabled: Use default CPU speed.
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Drive Configuration
While entering setup, BIOS auto detects the presence of devices. The following screen
displays the status of auto detection of devices.
Device Information
These information is detected by system automatically. It is suggested not to change it.
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Peripherals Configuration
Enables or disables the feature of “Peripherals Configuration”:
Under the “Advanced” tab, use the ÏÐ keys to move cursor over the string of
peripherals and enable or disable peripherals configuration as needed.
System Recovery
System Recovery Hotkey:
Enable or Disable System Recovery Hotkey by (Ctrl+F9).
System Recovery Password:
The BIOS supports the recovery of the HDD with a Ctrl+F9 during POST by using one
to six character password. Please refer to page 8-13.
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Set and Change Password:
Select Change Password from the System recovery password Setup menu and press
<Enter>. “Enter New Password” appears. Type the password and press <Enter>. The
screen does not display the characters entered. Retype the password as prompted and
press <Enter>. If the password confirmation is incorrect, an error message appears.
The password is stored in NVRAM upon completion.
USB Configuration
Under the “Advanced” tab, use the ÏÐ keys to move cursor for selecting the options
and enable or disable by pressing <Enter> for USB options as needed.
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Boot Settings
Boot Settings:
Under the “Boot” tab, use the ÏÐ keys to move cursor over the string of “Boot Settings
Configuration”, “Boot Device Priority”, “Hard Disk Drives” & “Removable Drives” for
configuring the following features.
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Boot Setting Configuration: Configure POST behavior.
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Boot Device Drives: Set the Boot Device Priority Sequence.
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Hard Disk Drives/Removable Drives/CD & DVD Drives: Set the Boot Device
Priority Sequence from available Drives.
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Network Boot: Enables or Disables Network Boot.
z
Boot Display Device: Set Display Device used when system boots.
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Resume On RTC Alarm: Enable or Disable System wake up on RTC Alarm.
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Boot Settings Configuration
Under the “Boot” tab, use the ÏÐ keys to move cursor over the string of “Quick Boot”,
“Quiet Boot” & “NumLock on Boot” to enable or disable the feature.
z
Quick Boot: Enable or Disable Quick Boot. Enabling this option will allows BIOS
to skip certain tests while booting, this will decrease the time needed to boot the
system.
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Quiet Boot: Enabling this option will show logo screen instead of POST
messages.
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NumLock on Boot: set status & NumLock when system boots.
Boot Device Priority
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Set the boot sequence from the available devices. A device enclosed in parenthesis
has been disabled in the corresponding type menu.
Security Settings
BIOS Password Setup
Provides for both a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords, the
Supervisor password must be set first. The system can be configured so that all users
must enter a password every time the system boots or when Setup is executed, using
either the Supervisor password or User password. The Supervisor and User passwords
activate two different levels of password security. If you select password support, you
are prompted for a one to six character password. Type the password on the keyboard.
The password does not appear on the screen when typed. Make sure you write it down.
If you forget it, you must drain NVRAM and reconfigure. Select Security Setup from the
Setup main BIOS setup menu. All Security Setup options, such as password protection
and virus protection, are described in this section. To access the sub menu for the
following items, select the item and press <Enter>:
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Change Supervisor Password
z
Change User Password
z
Clear User Password
z
Supervisor Password
Supervisor Password
Indicate whether a supervisor password has been set. If a password has been set, the
word “Installed” is displayed. If not, the words “Not Installed” displays.
User Password
Indicates whether a user password has been set. If the password has been set, the word
“Installed” is displayed. If not, the words “Not Installed” displays.
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Change Supervisor Password:
Select Change Supervisor Password from the Security Setup menu and press <Enter>.
“Enter New Password” appears. Type the password and press <Enter>. The screen
does not display the characters entered. Retype the password as prompted and press
<Enter>. If the password confirmation is incorrect, an error message appears. The
password is stored in NVRAM upon completion.
Change User Password:
Select Change User Password from the Security Setup menu and press <Enter>. “Enter
New Password” appears. Type the password and press <Enter>. The screen does not
display the characters entered. Retype the password as prompted and press <Enter>. If
the password confirmation is incorrect, an error message appears. The password is
stored in NVRAM upon completion.
Clear User Password:
Select Clear User Password from the Security Setup menu and press <Enter>.“Clear
New Password” and [Ok] [Cancel] appears. Type the password and press <Enter>. The
screen does not display the characters entered. Retype the password as prompted and
press <Enter>. If the password confirmation is incorrect, an error message appears.
The password is stored in NVRAM upon completion.
Exit Options
CAUTION:
If there is a conflict with the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK Com Ports resource, there is a
work-around to fix the conflict when you use I/O resources "2F8h", "3F8h", "2E8h" or "3E8h"
assigned to PCMCIA card.
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Please enter "BIOS Setup Utility" menu and perform the following setup procedure:
1. Click “Advanced “.
2. Select “Peripherals Configuration”.
3. To disable "Serial Port 1".
("Serial Port 1" is located on the left side of the notebook. When you disable it,
this Serial Port1 will not be functional.)
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ML User Application (MLUA)
As previously described, the MLUA is designed for users to configure the parameters of various
functions in the notebook. By using these configuration parameters, you can change the default
configuration that automatically loads when you turn on the computer.
ML User Application is automatically launched every time you boot your notebook into Windows
Operating System. This can be indicated by the ML User Application icon on the task bar.
Double-click on the ML User Application icon will bring up the application window.
ML User Application is presented in a tab-based user interface, which consists of below tabs:
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About tab displays the following system information:
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Motherboard Version
BIOS Version
EC Version
ML Service Version
Application Version
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GPS tab displays the name of the built-in GPS module, and it allows user to turn ON or OFF
the built-in GPS module. Default setting is OFF.
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General Purpose I/O tab allows user to turn ON or OFF the GPIO port 0 and GPIO port 1 when
notebook is docked to a Vehicle Dock. Default setting is OFF both GPIO ports.
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Monitor tab displays the following information:
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Processor Temperature
Battery Capacity
Car Voltage
Docking Board Temperature
Docking Fan Speed
WWAN Device tab displays the name of the built-in WWAN module, and it allows user to turn
ON or OFF the built-in WWAN module. Default setting is OFF.
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Temperature tab displays the following temperature readings from different sensors located on
the system:
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Processor Temperature
LCD Display Temperature
System Temperature
Hard Disk Drive Temperature
Primary Battery Temperature
Secondary Battery Temperature
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Battery tab allows user to select the most frequently used battery charger profile which defines
the battery calibration cycle.
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This WLAN Device tab displays the name of the built-in WLAN module, and it allows user to
turn ON or OFF the built-in WLAN module. By default, setting is OFF.
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This Speaker Output tab allows user to define the notebook speaker behavior.
General Guidelines
Below are the general guidelines on how to use the ML User Application:
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Click on the OK button to save changes and close the ML User Application window.
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Click on the Cancel button to discard changes and close the ML User Application.
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Click on the Apply button to save changes and keep the ML User Application window
remained open.
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Click on the Get Default Value button to reset option to its default value.
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Click on the Help button to show the Help Content for the ML User Application.
Note:
Changing on ML User Application parameters will impact the ML Administrator Application
configuration that has connection with ML User Application and vice versa
Specific details on the MLUA application and the settings that can be addressed are
explained in more details in the On-line Help that accompanies the application.
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ML Administrator Application (MLAA)
This application is designed for an administrator to configure the parameters of various functions in
the notebook. By using these configuration parameters, you can change the default configuration
that automatically loads when you turn on the computer.
Every time you start the ML Administrator Application, the current configuration parameters saved
in the Embedded Controller (EC) are loaded and displayed in the ML Administrator Application
window, as illustrated in the following example.
The MLAA application needs to be installed before the parameters can be viewed (via on-line help)
or changed. The installer can be found on the hard drive at C:\Driver\ML Applications\MLAA\. It
can also be found on the Drivers DVD under the ML Applications folder.
For specific details on this application and the various parameters that can be adjusted, please
refer to the on-line help for the application.
CAUTION:
It is recommended that any changes made using the MLAA application be performed by a System
Administrator.
Standard Operations
Below is the list of standard operations you can perform using the ML Administrator
Application:
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Read From EC – to read configuration parameters from EC.
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Read From File – to retrieve configuration parameters from a file.
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Write To EC – to write configuration parameters to EC.
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Save To File – to save configuration parameters to a file.
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Read From EC
To read configuration parameters from the EC:
1. Click on the Read From EC button on the left pane of the window.
2. Wait while the MLAA is communicating with the EC.
After a few seconds, the MLAA will display the data read from the EC.
Read From File
To read configuration parameters from a file:
1. Click on the Read From File button on the left pane of the window.
2. In the Open window, navigate to the drive and folder where the configuration
data file is located.
3. Double-click on the desired file, or highlight the file and click the Open button.
Parameters from the configuration data file are retrieved and displayed in the application
window.
Note:
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The manufacturer’s default configuration data file is saved as Default.csv file.
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The application will only open valid configuration data file with *.csv file
extension.
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If you wish to use the settings from configuration data file, you need to click on
Write To EC button to apply the changes.
Write To EC
To write configuration parameters to the EC:
1. Click on the Write To EC button on the left pane of the window.
2. Wait while application is writing to EC.
After a few seconds, the message “System EC configuration updated successfully” is
displayed if operation is completed successfully.
Save To File
To save configuration parameters to a file:
1. Click on the Save To File button on the left pane of the window.
2. In the Save As window, navigate to the drive and folder where you want to save
the configuration data file.
3. Type a file name for the configuration data file, then click the Save button.
Existing configuration parameters are saved.
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Note:
The default file extension configuration data file is *.csv.
ML Administrator Application Parameters
The ML Administrator Application supports the parameters listed in the following table.
For specific details on these parameters, please refer to the Online Help.
Category
Parameter
Power Source
Power Source
Ignition Setup
Ignition Setup
Power Off Delay Timer
Heater Setup
HDD Heater
Heater Start Up Temperature
Heater Stop Temperature
Heater Up Timeout Timer
Lowest Heater Temperature
Lowest Car Power
Lowest Battery Capacity
Docking Fan Setup
Docking Fan Start Up Temperature
Docking Fan Stop Temperature
Keyboard Backlight Setup
Keyboard Backlight Brightness
Keyboard Backlight Threshold Control
Keyboard Backlight Threshold On [Low]
Keyboard Backlight Threshold Off [High]
Keyboard Backlight Sensor Light Count
Speaker Output Setup
Speaker Output
Notebook Speaker Mode
GPS Setup
GPS
GPIO Setup
GPIO 0
GPIO 1
WWAN Setup
WWAN
LCD Brightness Setup
LCD Maximum Brightness
LCD Brightness Slope
LCD Brightness Threshold
WLAN Setup
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MODS Setup
MODS Communication
CPU turn off from MODS Command
Battery Charger Profile Setup
Battery Charger Profile
RF Pass-Through Setup
RF Pass-Through Control
RF Pass-Through Mode
RF Pass-Through User Control
Monitor Setup
Monitor Processor Temperature
Monitor Battery Capacity
Monitor Car Voltage
Monitor Docking Board Temperature
Monitor Docking Fan Speed
High Temperature Warning Message
Low Car Power Warning Message
Battery Discharge Warning Message
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CHAPTER
6
Installing Software Drivers
To take full advantage of the unique features of your computer, some operating systems
require customized software, known as drivers, to be installed.
If you purchased the computer with Windows pre-installed, your dealer may have already
installed the drivers. If not, you need to install the drivers using the driver DVD supplied with
your computer.
This chapter describes how to install the drivers.
In addition, to the drivers provided, there are electronic copies of the documentation available.
Installing Software Drivers
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How to Use the Driver DVD
NOTE:
1. The drivers may have been updated after this user guide was published. For latest driver
updates, please contact your dealer.
2. The available items may differ according to your computer model and operation system.
3. In order to access the User Guide on this DVD you will need to have a copy of ADOBE™
Acrobat Reader on the computer or access to the Internet by the computer to use the
ADOBE hot link icon to download the reader.
An Autorun program is provided on the driver DVD to help you easily install the drivers.
When the driver DVD is inserted, the Autorun program automatically starts. If you need
to start the program manually, run the AutoRun.exe program from the root directory of
the driver DVD.
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Main Menu
The Main Menu Screen:
To install drivers and applications for your computer, make your selection correctly.
Vista and XP
Device Drivers
Provides access to the available drivers’ selections that apply to the
operating system in your computer. Be sure to validate which OS
your computer is using before installing any drivers or applications.
Browse DVD
Allows you to browse the contents of this DVD. Requires the ADOBE
Reader.
User Guide
Allows you to access the electronic version of the User Guide.
Quick Reference Allows you to access the electronic version of the ML910 RUGGED
Guide
NOTEBOOK User Guide.
Get ADOBE
Reader Icon
Installing Software Drivers
This is a hot link to the ADOBE web site in order to access and
download the ADOBE Reader for viewing the ML910 RUGGED
NOTEBOOK User Guide on this DVD.
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Installing Device Drivers
Click on either “Vista Drivers” or “XP Drivers” in the “Main Menu” based on the operating
system that you are using.
After selecting either Vista Drivers or XP Drivers the next step is to select Device Drivers
or Applications to be installed. The Menu Trees shown in Figure 6-1 provides a list of the
possible selections for both operating systems.
XP Drivers
Vista Drivers
Vista Device Drivers
Bluetooth
Chipset
DSP
EVDO
Wireless Watcher
MC5725 Driver
Fingerprint
HD Audio
LAN
Modem
Registry
Touchpad
Touchpanel
UMTS
USB – LAN1
USB – LAN2
ATI Video
WLAN
Vista Applications
ML User Application
XP Device Drivers
Bluetooth
Chipset
DSP
EVDO
Wireless watcher
MC5725 Driver
Fingerprint
HD Audio
LAN
Modem
MotoMesh
Registry
Touchpad
Touchpanel
TPM
UMTS
USB – LAN1
USB – LAN2
ATI Video
WDE1000
WLAN
XP Applications
ML User Application
MW800 Display Utilities
NET Framework 2.0
Figure 6-1 Menu Tree
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Selecting EVDO
Clicking on the EVDO button for either OS will allow for the selection of the Wireless
Watcher or the MC5725 Driver
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Wireless Watcher - Click on the Wireless Watcher button to install the
EDVO Sierra Wireless Watcher
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MC5725 Driver - Click on the EVDO MC5725 Driver button to install the
EVDO driver
Registry
Clicking on the Registry button for either OS will access a file, GPS_COM.reg. This is
neither a driver nor application, but it is a required patch for GPS Operation. There is also
another file, USB_Wake.reg that is a required patch to enable wake up of the system from
standby mode by a USB device. For Vista SP1, DXVA_patch.reg is required for Vista SP1
to adjust DVD playback performance.
Additional XP Drivers
For the XP Drivers there are a couple of additional selection that can be made.
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MotoMesh
Click on the MotoMesh button to install both the MotoMesh
driver & application.
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TPM
Click on the TPM button to install the Trusted Platform
Module driver.
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WDE1000
Click on the WDE1000 button to install both the WDE1000
driver & application
Installing Applications
After selecting either Vista Drivers or XP Drivers you can also select to install OS specific
applications. As shown in Figure 6-1 for both the Vista and XP Applications you can
install:
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ML User Application
Click on the ML User Application button to
install the ML User Application
Both applications are designed for users to configure the parameters of various functions in
the notebook. By using these configuration parameters, you can change the default
configuration that automatically loads when you turn on the computer. For more information,
refer to Chapter 5 of this user guide.
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Additional XP Applications
In addition to the ML Administrator and User applications common to both Vista and XP,
there are 2 other XP Applications that are available to be installed.
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MW800 Display Utilities
Click on the MW800 Display Utilities button to
install the MW800 Display Application Utilities
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NET Framework 2.0
Click on the NET Framework 2.0 button to install
NET Framework 2.0. This is required to run ML
Application.
NOTE:
If Video driver is already installed, then there is no need to install this again.
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CHAPTER
7
Caring for the Computer
Taking good care of your computer ensures trouble-free operation and also reduces the
risk of damage to your computer.
This chapter gives you guidelines covering these areas of maintenance:
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How to protect the computer
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What to note when using and storing data in the computer
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How to clean the computer
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What to note when using the battery pack
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What to note when traveling with the computer
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Protecting the Computer
To safeguard the integrity of your computer data as well as the computer itself, you can
protect the computer in several ways as described in this section.
Using the Password
The power on password protects your computer against unauthorized use. If the
password is set, a prompt requesting for the password appears on the screen whenever
the computer is turned on.
The password is set via the BIOS program. See “Security Settings” in Chapter 5 for
instructions.
Using an Anti-Virus Strategy
The Security feature of the BIOS program protects the boot sector of the hard disk from
virus attacks.
It is recommended that you install a virus-detecting program to keep your computer
secure from potential viruses that could damage your files and system.
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Taking Care of the Computer
Location Guidelines
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Use the computer where the temperature is between -20°C (-4°F) and 50°C (122°F).
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Avoid placing the computer in a location subject to high humidity, extreme
temperatures, mechanical vibration, direct sunlight, or heavy dust.
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Do not cover or block any ventilation openings on the computer. For example, do not
place the computer on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar soft surface. Otherwise,
overheating may occur which could result in damage to the computer.
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Keep the computer at least 13 cm (5 inches) away from electrical appliances that
can generate a strong magnetic field such as TVs, refrigerators, motors, or large
audio speakers.
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Do not move the computer abruptly from a cold to a warm place. A temperature
difference of more than 10°C (18°F) will cause condensation inside the unit, which
may damage the storage media.
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Do not place the computer on an unsteady surface.
General Guidelines
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Do not place heavy objects on top of the computer as this may damage the display.
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The screen surface can be easily scratched. Do not use paper towels to clean the
display. Avoid touching it with a ballpoint pen or pencil.
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To maximize the life of the backlight in the display, use the system’s power
management feature to automatically turn off the backlight. Avoid using a screen
saver or other software that prevents the power management from working.
Cleaning Guidelines
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Never clean the computer with its power on.
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Use a soft cloth moistened with water or a non-alkaline detergent to wipe the exterior
of the computer.
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Gently wipe the display with a soft, lint-free cloth. Do not use alcohol or detergent on
the display.
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Dust or grease on the touchscreen can affect its sensitivity. Clean the touchscreen
by using adhesive tape to remove dust and grease on its surface.
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Battery Pack Guidelines
Optimal Use of the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK Battery
The battery is a consumable product and its performance will gradually degrade based
on usage. To minimize battery degradation and ensure longer life, limit the number of
charges and ensure the battery is not exposed to ambient temperatures greater than
50ºC (122ºF). If possible, the battery pack should only be recharged when it is nearly
fully discharged. It is recommended to store the battery removed from the ML910
RUGGED NOTEBOOK with a nominal charge to prevent the battery from completely
discharging. A full charge is recommended if the battery is to be stored in the ML910
RUGGED NOTEBOOK.
For optimal use, users should avoid the following:
• Using battery power for short periods of time and then charging the battery
repeatedly.
• Using or storing battery in a high temperature location.
Charging
Charge and discharge time will differ depending on the computer’s power status and
temperature. Battery charging time increases when the computer’s power is on and
this is also dependent on the battery’s temperature. To charge the battery more
quickly, power off the computer or place it on standby or in the hibernation mode.
Battery charging time also increases when in low (below 10ºC, or 50ºF) or high (above
30ºC or 86ºF) temperature environments. During normal charging, (between 32ºF and
113ºF) the battery indicator will glow amber. When full, the indicator will glow green.
The ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK battery will not be charged if its temperature is
outside the allowed range of 0º to 45ºC (32ºF to 113ºF). During this condition, the
battery indicator will not be illuminated.
• The battery should be charged within a temperature range of 10°C to 35°C
(50°F to 95°F).
When the temperature outdoors is high (35ºC or above), the temperature inside the
battery will be higher. Avoid charging the battery where the temperature is high, such
as inside a vehicle, with all its windows closed and/or exposed to the hot sun or other
places where the ambient temperature is high. Although the battery can also be
charged in a temperature of 0ºC, the charging time will take longer and the battery
capacity will be greatly reduced.
• It is not recommended to charge the battery more than once per day.
Constant recharging of the battery after every use accelerates battery degradation. To
increase battery life, it is recommended to recharge the battery no more than once per
day or when the remaining charge drops below 20%. To increase battery life, the
computer will not charge the battery immediately after it has been fully charged unless
the remaining charge has fallen to less than 95%.
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Caring for the Computer
• If possible, charge the battery while the computer is powered off.
When the computer’s power is on, the temperature inside the battery will increase due
to the heat generated by the internal electronic components. Charging the battery at
higher temperatures will degrade the battery more quickly. It is highly recommended
that you charge the battery while the computer is powered off. This allows for faster
charging, less degradation, and longer battery life.
Maximizing Battery Operation Time
• Leave the computer off when not in use
• Decrease the internal LCD brightness by pressing Fn+F5.
Pressing Fn+F5 will lower the degree of brightness, thereby reducing the power
consumption.
• Before stepping away from your computer, place it on standby or hibernation
mode.
Standby or hibernation mode will reduce power consumption.
• To select Power Options: Click: [Start] - [Control Panel] - [System and
Maintenance] - [Power Options], and select the desired power-saving setting.
• Motorola recommends against using screen savers or applications that place
a significant load on the CPU.
Some screen savers and applications place a large load on the CPU, producing a
significant decrease in battery run time even when the computer is not being used.
• If possible, remove unnecessary peripheral devices (USB devices, PC Cards,
external mouse, etc.) when not in use.
• For all other power-saving settings, please refer to the Power Management
Information in this section of the User Guide.
Storage and Non Usage for Extended Periods
When the computer is not in use for an extended period (10 days or more):
• Remove the battery from the computer with a remaining charge of 30% to 45%,
and then store it in a cool, dark and dry place.
If the battery pack is kept installed in the computer, it will discharge steadily even when
the computer’s power is off. If this condition continues for a long period (10 days or
more), the battery may fully discharge, causing performance degradation. In addition,
this degradation will accelerate if the unit is stored in any high temperature
environment such as inside a vehicle with windows closed, is exposed to direct
sunlight or in any other environment where the temperature is high. Store the unit with
battery pack where the temperature is within the range of 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).
Never allow the temperature to exceed 60°C (140°F) or permanent damage may
occur.
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If the battery has been stored out of the notebook computer, longer than 60 days, it
should be checked for remaining charge condition. If the capacity display is below 20%
of remaining charge, the battery should be charged up to 30 to 45% before being
placed back in storage.
Removal of the Battery Pack
• Do not install or remove battery while the computer is on or connected to
external power.
CAUTION:
Removal of the battery pack with power ON may present a dangerous condition and may cause
the computer to malfunction or cause permanent damage to the battery.
• If you remove or store the battery pack, make sure the battery terminals do
not come in contact with any conductors such as metal objects or water.
Otherwise, the battery may malfunction as a result of a short circuit.
• Do not touch or attempt to clean the terminals. If the battery terminals are
dirty, damaged or corroded, the battery may not function or the computer may
not operate properly. Properly dispose of the dirty, damaged or
corroded battery and obtain a new one.
Battery Charge Status and Battery Calibration
The battery pack has built-in functions to measure, store and display the battery
charge status. As the battery pack is used over a long period of time, the remaining
capacity display may become inaccurate due to aging of the battery pack, usage, and
other factors. To display the remaining battery charge accurately, the Battery
Calibration function will automatically check the state of the battery, and then
discharge it to the appropriate level for calibration. A pre-hour rest period is then
necessary. (AC or external power must stay connected during the preceding steps).
After the rest period, the battery will fully charge as long as the AC power or external
power is still applied. This procedure will be performed once after initial setup and
every 30 to 45 days thereafter depending on the usage setting, mostly vehicle or
mostly office.
NOTE:
1. A full charge is not necessary for successful completion of the calibration.
2. Battery calibration does not increase the battery’s capacity; it only allows the battery to recalibrate and report its
full capacity accurately.
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When Traveling
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Before traveling with your computer, make a backup of your hard disk data into
optical disks or other storage devices. As an added precaution, bring along an extra
copy of your important data.
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Make sure the battery pack is fully charged.
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Make sure the computer is turned off.
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Do not leave objects that will press onto the display.
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Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer and take it with you. Use the AC
adapter as the power source and as a battery-charger.
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Hand carry the computer. Do not check it in as luggage.
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Allow extra time for airport security. Many airports inspect electronic devices
carefully.
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When going through airport security, it is recommended that you send the computer
and USB disks through the X-ray machine (the device you set your bags on). Avoid
the magnetic detector (the device you walk through) or the magnetic wand (the
hand-held device used by security personnel).
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If you plan to travel abroad with your computer, consult your dealer for the
appropriate AC power cord for use in your country of destination.
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CHAPTER
8
Troubleshooting
Hardware, software, or a combination of both can cause computer problems. This chapter
tells you what actions to take when solving common computer problems.
This chapter is divided into four sections:
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Preliminary checklist
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Solving common problems
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Resetting the computer
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HDD Recovery Process
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Electromagnetic Interference
Preliminary Checklist
Here are helpful hints to follow when you encounter any problems before taking further
action.
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Try to isolate the part of the computer causing the problem.
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Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before turning on the computer.
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If an external device has a problem, make sure that the cable connections are
correct and secure.
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Make sure the configuration information is properly set in the BIOS Setup Utility.
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Make sure all the device drivers are correctly installed.
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Make note of your observations. Are there any messages on the screen? Do any
indicators light up? Do you hear any beeps? Detailed descriptions are useful to the
service personnel when you need to consult one for assistance.
If the problem persists after you follow the instructions in this chapter, contact an
authorized dealer for help. Alternately, if you are in North America and require further
technical support, you may call the Motorola System Support Center (SSC) at 1-800
221-7144 and choose the options for Technical Support on Data products. Please be
prepared to provide your unit model and serial number or Factory Order number for
warranty entitlement verification purposes.
Troubleshooting
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Solving Common Problems
For easy reference, the problems are divided into these categories.
Problem Type
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Go to
Battery Problems
P. 8-3
Bluetooth™ Problems
P. 8-4
Display Problems
P. 8-4
Hardware Device Problems
P. 8-5
Hard Disk Drive Problems
P. 8-6
Incorrect Time
P. 8-6
Keyboard, Mouse and Touchpad Problems
P. 8-6
LAN Problems
P. 8-7
Modem Problems
P. 8-7
ODD Drive Problems
P. 8-7
Power Management Problems
P. 8-8
Software Problems
P. 8-8
Sound Problems
P. 8-9
Startup Problems
P. 8-9
WLAN Problems
P. 8-9
Troubleshooting
Battery Problems
The battery does not charge (Battery Charge indicator does not glow amber).
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Make sure the AC adapter is properly connected.
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Make sure the battery is within the recommended charging temperature range
(0-40oC). Allow time for the battery pack to return to room temperature.
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Make sure the battery pack is correctly installed.
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Make sure the battery terminals are clean, clear of debris, foreign objects, and
corrosion.
CAUTION:
Do not touch or attempt to clean the terminals. If the battery terminals are dirty, damaged or
corroded the battery may not function or the computer may not operate properly. Properly
dispose of the dirty, damaged or corroded battery and obtain a new one.
The operating time of a fully charged battery becomes shorter.
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If you often partially recharge and discharge, the battery might not be charged to its
full potential. Initialize the battery to solve the problem. (See “Initializing the Battery
Pack” in Chapter 3 for instructions.)
Troubleshooting
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The battery operating time indicated by the battery meter does not match the
actual operating time.
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The actual operating time can be different from the estimated time, depending on
how you are using the computer. If the actual operating time is much less than the
estimated time, initialize the battery. (See “Initializing the Battery Pack” in Chapter 3
for instructions.)
Bluetooth Problems
Unable to connect to another Bluetooth-enabled device.
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Make sure both devices are Bluetooth activated.
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Make sure the distance between the two devices is not over 10 meters or that there
are no walls or other obstructions between the devices.
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Make sure the other device is not in “Hidden” mode.
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Make sure both devices are compatible (i.e., support the same profile).
Unable to end/terminate a BluetoothTM connection.
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If another device is connected to your computer, you can either end the connection
using another device or by deactivating BluetoothTM.
Display Problems
Nothing appears on the screen.
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If the power on indicator is not on, check the electrical outlet, the plugs and power
cords.
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If the power button does not respond to a light touch, press the button firmly.
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If you are using battery power, make sure that it has a remaining charge and that it is
installed correctly.
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During operation, the screen may automatically turn off as a result of power
management. Press any key to see if the screen comes back.
z
The brightness level might be too low. Increase brightness by pressing Fn+F6.
z
The display output might be set to an external device. To switch the display back to
the LCD, press Fn+F9, or change the display through the settings in Display
Properties.
z
Try turning the computer off (refer the “Resetting the computer” section on P.
8–14). Wait for a few seconds then turn on again.
The characters on the screen are dim.
z
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Adjust the brightness and/or contrast.
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Black or white dots appear on the display at all times.
z
A small number of missing, discolored, or bright dots on the screen are an intrinsic
characteristic of TFT LCD technology. It should not be regarded as a LCD defect.
Resolution cannot be adjusted to desired setting.
z
Make sure that the video driver is correctly installed.
The external monitor displays nothing.
z
Make sure that the monitor is turned on.
z
Make sure that the monitor’s signal cable is properly connected.
z
Switch the display to the monitor by pressing Fn+F9, or change the display through
the settings in Display Properties.
Simultaneous display/multi-display does not work.
z
Make sure you turn on the external monitor before turning on the computer.
z
Press Fn+F9 to toggle through the display options or change the settings in Display
Properties in Windows.
Hardware Device Problems
The computer does not recognize a newly installed device.
z
The device may not be correctly configured in the BIOS Setup Utility. Run the BIOS
Setup Utility program to identify the new type.
z
Determine if the device driver needs to be installed (Refer to the documentation that
came with the device).
z
Determine if the device needs any jumper or switch settings (Refer to the
documentation that came with the device).
z
Check the cables or power cords for correct connections.
z
For an external device that has its own power switch, make sure the power is turned
on.
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Hard Disk Drive Problems
The hard disk drive error message appears on the screen.
z
Insert a bootable hard disk (CD or DVD) and check the integrity of your hard drive.
z
If the hard disk drive has defects, ask your dealer for help.
The hard disk drive operation is slow.
z
The data files stored on the hard disk drive may be badly fragmented. Use a tool
such as Window’s Disk Defragmenter to rearrange the files and improve the
performance.
The hard disk drive in-use indicator glows without blinking.
z
The data files stored on the hard disk drive may be badly fragmented. Use a tool
such as Window’s Disk Defragmenter to rearrange the files and improve the
performance.
Incorrect Time
The date/time is incorrect.
z
Correct the date and time via the operating system or BIOS setup Utility.
z
If the above does not work, the RTC (Real-Time Clock) battery is at the end of its life.
Call an authorized dealer to replace the RTC battery.
Keyboard, Mouse and Touchpad Problems
The keyboard does not respond.
z
Try connecting an external keyboard. If it works, contact an authorized dealer, as the
internal keyboard cable might be loose.
The numeric keypad is disabled.
z
Make sure Num Lk is switched on. (Check if the Num Lock Indicator
glows or not.)
The external keyboard does not work.
z
Make sure the keyboard cable is properly connected.
The USB mouse does not work.
z
Make sure the mouse cable is properly connected.
The touchpad does not work or the pointer is difficult to control with the
touchpad.
z
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Make sure the touchpad is clean.
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LAN Problems
Unable to Access the Network.
z
Make sure the LAN driver is correctly installed.
z
Make sure the LAN cable is properly connected to the RJ-45 connector and the
network hub.
z
Make sure the network is properly setup and configured.
z
Make sure the user name or password is correct.
Modem Problems
The modem does not work.
z
Make sure the modem driver is correctly installed.
ODD Drive Problems
The ODD drive cannot read a disk.
z
Make sure the disk is correctly seated in the tray with the label facing up.
z
Make sure the disk is not dirty. Clean the disk with a disk cleaning kit, available in
most computer stores.
z
Make sure the computer supports the disk or the files contained.
Unable to eject a disk.
The disk is not properly seated in the drive. Manually release the disk following the
method described next:
1. Turn off the computer.
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2. Insert a small rod, such as a straightened paperclip, into the drive’s manual-eject
hole and push firmly to release the tray.
3. Pull the tray out until fully extended and then remove the disk.
Power Management Problems
The computer does not enter standby/sleep mode automatically.
z
When your computer is connected to another device, it may not enter standby/sleep
mode if the connection is actively in use.
z
Make sure the standby/sleep time-out is enabled.
The computer does not enter standby/sleep mode immediately.
z
If the computer is busy performing tasks, it will only enter standby/sleep mode after
completing the tasks.
The computer does not resume from standby/sleep mode.
z
The computer automatically enters standby/sleep mode when the battery pack drops
to 3% of being fully discharged. Perform one of the following:
− Connect the AC adapter to the computer.
− Replace the empty battery pack with a fully charged one.
The computer does not enter sleep mode with the Fn+F10 hot keys.
z
Make sure the sleep function is specified on the sleep button.
Software Problems
An application program does not work correctly.
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z
Make sure the software is correctly installed.
z
If an error message appears on the screen, consult the software’s documentation for
further information.
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z
If you are sure the operation has stopped, reset the computer. (See “Resetting the
Computer” later in this chapter.)
z
Use “Task Manager” by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del to close the error application.
Sound Problems
No sound is audible.
z
Make sure the volume control is not set too low.
z
Make sure the audio driver is correctly installed.
z
Make sure the computer is not on Standby mode.
z
If using an external speaker, make sure the speaker is properly connected.
Distorted sound is produced.
z
Make sure the volume control is not set too high or too low. In many cases, a high
setting can cause the audio electronics to distort the sound.
The sound system does not record.
z
Adjust the playback or recording sound levels.
The external microphone or audio device does not work.
z
Make sure the microphone is connected to the proper connector on the computer.
z
Make sure the driver is installed in your computer.
z
Click on the speaker icon on the taskbar and check the Windows volume control.
z
Check the volume control of your computer.
Startup Problems
When computer is turned on, it does not respond and the Power Indicator does
not light green.
z
If you are using external AC power, make sure the AC adapter is correctly and
securely connected. Also, make sure the electrical outlet works properly.
z
If you are using battery power, make sure the battery has been charged prior to
turning on the computer.
When computer is turned on, it stops after POST.
z
Restart your computer.
WLAN Problems
Unable to Access the WLAN Feature.
z
Make sure the WLAN card is correctly installed.
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z
Make sure the necessary driver(s) is/are correctly installed.
z
Make sure the WLAN feature is turned on.
Transmission quality is poor.
z
Your computer may be in an out-of-range situation. Move your computer closer to the
Access Point or to the WLAN device it is associated with.
z
Check if there is high interference in the general environment and solve the problem
as described next.
Radio interference exists.
z
Move your computer away from the device causing the radio interference such as
microwave oven and large metal objects.
z
Plug your computer into an outlet on a different branch circuit from than used by the
interfering device.
z
If all else fails, consult your dealer or an experienced radio technician for help.
Unable to Connect to Another WLAN device.
z
Make sure the WLAN feature is turned on.
z
Make sure the SSID setting is the same for every WLAN device in the network.
z
Your computer is not recognizing changes. Restart the computer.
z
Make sure the IP address or subnet mask setting is correct.
Unable to Communicate with the Computer in the Network when Infrastructure
Mode is Configured.
z
Make sure the Access Point your computer is associated with is powered on and all
the LEDs are working properly.
z
If the quality of the operating radio channel is poor, change the Access Point and all
the wireless station(s) within the BSSID to another radio channel.
z
Your computer may be in an out-of-range situation. Move your computer closer to the
Access Point it is associated with.
z
Make sure your computer is configured with the same security option (encryption) as
the Access Point.
z
Use the Web Manager/Telnet of the Access Point to check whether Access Point is
connected to the network.
z
Reconfigure and reset the Access Point.
Unable to Access the Network.
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z
Make sure the necessary driver(s) is correctly installed.
z
Make sure the network configuration is appropriate.
z
Make sure the user name or password is correct.
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z
You have moved out of range of the network.
z
Turn off power management.
Resetting the Computer
You may have to reset (reboot) your computer when an error occurs and the program
you are using hangs up.
If the system operation appears to hang, wait for a while. It is possible that the system is
processing data. Check the hard disk drive in-use indicator. If it blinks irregularly, the
program may be accessing data and preventing you from using the keyboard. If you are
sure the operation has stalled and the “restart” function of the operating system does not
work, reset the computer.
Reset the computer by any one of the following methods:
z
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del – to launch the “Task Manager” window and select “Shut Down”
or “Restart”.
z
If the above action does not work, turn off the system by pressing the Power Button
for 4 seconds. Wait for at least five seconds and turn on again.
z
If the above does not work, press the Power Button for 10 seconds. The system will
shut down and the Embedded Controller BIOS will be reset. Wait for at least five
seconds before turning it on again.
CAUTION:
Resetting will cause any unsaved data to be lost, but will not impact any of the saved data on
the hard drive. Only the Embedded Controller information will be reset. You are advised to
backup all data before resetting/rebooting your computer. Applications, patches, upgrades and
configurations may need to be reinstalled.
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The HDD Recovery Process
System Recovery Program
Your system comes with a System Recovery program that can help you to diagnose and
solve problems you found on your system. It consists of the following options:
• Run System Restore Utility– This option will activate the System Restore function,
which is a component of Windows XP and Vista that you can use to restore your
computer to its previous state without losing your personal data files.
• Run System Recovery – This option will wipe out the entire hard disk and restore
your system back to its original state as it was shipped out from the factory.
• Run Disk Diagnostic Utility – This option will help you to detect disk errors and
attempt to repair errors automatically.
1. During system boot up, press on Ctrl + F9 keys on keyboard to activate the System
Recovery.
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2. You will be prompted for the System Recovery password, enter the password then
press Enter key to continue.
Note:
• The default System Recovery password is 123456.
• It can be changed in BIOS Setup.
• If you fail to enter the correct password in 3 attempts, the system will be halted and
you will need to restart the system in order to try again.
3. The system will boot into System Recovery program if you enter the correct
password.
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4. This is the Welcome screen you will see if you successfully activate the System
Recovery program. The standard navigation of the program are outlined as below:
• To proceed to the next step, click on the Next button.
• To go back to previous screen, click on the Back button.
• To go back to the Welcome screen, click on the Cancel button.
• To terminate this program and restart to Windows, click on the Exit button.
5. You will be presented with the options of tasks that you may perform with this
program. A brief description of the selected task is also displayed at the bottom of the
screen to help you.
• After selecting the task you want to perform, click on the Next button.
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6. If you select System Restore Utility as the task that you want to perform, you will be
presented with this screen.
• To proceed with System Restore, click on the Next button.
7. System Restore will be launched automatically after the system restarts.
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8. If you select System Recovery as the task that you want to perform, you will be
presented with this screen.
• To proceed with System Recovery, click on the Next button.
9. Please wait while the System Recovery is in progress. It may take up to 10 minutes to
complete.
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10. System Recovery is successfully completed.
• To restart your system, click on the Exit button.
11. If you selected Disk Diagnostic Utility as the task that you want to perform, you will
be presented with this screen.
• To proceed with Disk Diagnostic Utility, click on the Next button.
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12. Please wait while Disk Diagnostic Utility is checking your hard drive.
13. Disk Diagnostic Utility will show the summary of the disk diagnosis.
• To see the detailed result, click on the Click here to see the Disk Diagnostic
Result link.
• To exit the program and restart to Windows, click on the Exit button.
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Electromagnetic Interference
Operating the ML910 Rugged Notebook in too close proximity to some two-way radios
receiving certain frequencies (channels) can cause reduced receiver sensitivity and/or
interference with communications. This would occur on discrete radio frequencies in the
VHF, UHF Range 2, and 800 MHz Land Mobile Radio bands. In the case of Carrier
Squelch voice radios, bursts of noise may be heard in the radio's speaker when the
radio unsquelches.
Radios operating on the following frequencies or in these frequency ranges may be
susceptible to this interference: 152.0075 MHz, 166.25 MHz, 169-172 MHz, 458.18125
MHz, 472.0125 MHz, 472.01875 MHz, 480.00625 MHz, 480.0125 MHz, 498.75– 512
MHz, 850–857.5 MHz, 859.0625 MHz, 859.0875 MHz, 859.9875 MHz, 860.0125 MHz,
and 862.5–866.5MHz.
Note:
Almost all electronic equipment, including personal and notebook computers,
unintentionally produces low levels of radio frequency (RF) emissions. The maximum
allowed level of these emissions is set by the US Federal Communications Commission
(FCC), Industry Canada (IC) and other regulatory agencies elsewhere. The ML910
Rugged Notebook complies with these regulations, yet highly sensitive two-way radios
may be affected when operated too close to the notebook and similar electronic
equipment.
Recommendation: Maintain additional distance between the ML910 notebook and
the interfered portable two-way radio or the vehicle-mounted antenna of a mobile
two-way radio that uses any of the affected frequencies or range of frequencies.
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9
Accessories List
Item
No.
Part No.
Description
1
HKNN4004 ML910 Primary Battery
2
HKNN4006 Secondary Battery–for media bay
3
HKVN4005 Software DVD, ML910 User Manual & Drivers
4
HKLN4317
ML910 High-Tier Dock (sold as HKLN4388 in NA,
HKLN4386 elsewhere)
5
HKLN4310
ML910 Mid-Tier Dock (sold as HKLN4389 in NA,
HKLN4387 elsewhere)
6
HKLN4311
ML910 Office Port Replicator
7
HKUN4082 Full Travel Keyboard US , ML910
8
HKUN4083 Rubberized Keyboard Backlit Accessory US–ML910
9
HKLN4309
ML910 Spare AC Adapter
10
DDN7566
ML910 Cigarette Adapter
11
HKLN4315
80GB HDD Assembly, ML910
12
HKLN4316
120GB HDD Assembly, ML910
13
HKLN4359
Smartcard Reader, PCMCIA **
14
8508851K45 GPS Antenna
15
8508851K44 Wireless WAN Antenna
16
HKUN4064 RF Pass Through kit
17
HKUN4081 Secondary SSD 8GB Drive
18
HKLN4313
29
HKUN4079 CD-RW/DVD-RW Dual Drive
SSD Secondary Installation Kit
Carriers Modems
19
HKUN4067 EVDO Internal Module – VERIZON
20
HKUN4071 HSDPA Internal Module – HSDPA
21
HKUN4066 PVDT Modem Installation Kit (PRM w/o Modem)
22
HKUN4075 EVDO Internal Module – SPRINT
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** Note: The smartcard reader (HKLN4359A) was designed to meet the ISO7816 operating
temperature requirements (0-50C) and does not meet the MIL SPEC-810F temperature
requirements. Operating outside of this temperature range may result in abnormal behavior.
Item
No.
Part No.
Description
EMEA Specific Accessories
23
HKKN4016 Cable, AC Power UK
24
HKKN4015 Cable, AC Power Europe
25
HKUN4068 Full Travel Keyboard UK, ML910
26
HKUN4065 Rubberized Keyboard Backlit Assy – ML910 UK
27
HKUN4073 HSDPA Internal Module–EMEA
Media Bay Options
28
HKUN4078 CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
29
HKUN4079 CD-RW/DVD-RW Dual Drive
RAM, Floppy and Mesh Modems
30
HKUN4084 512MB RAM Module, ML910
31
HKUN4085 1GB RAM Module, ML910
32
HKUN4086 2GB RAM Module, ML910
33
DDN7511
USB Floppy Drive (YE-DATA) External ML910
34
HKLN4273
External PCMCIA Mesh Modem WDE1000
35
HK1235
External PCMCIA Mesh Modem WMC7300
36 HK1234
External PCMCIA Mesh Modem WMC6300
** Note: The accessories in the above list are subject to change and availability.
Contact your Motorola Dealer for the latest information.
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CHAPTER
10
Acronyms
Item
Acronym
Description
1.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface: an industry-standard specification
(co-developed by Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Phoenix, and Toshiba, for
operating-system-directed power management for laptop, desktop, and server
computers. A replacement for APM.
2.
AP
Access Point.
3.
BIOS
Basic Input/Output System.
4.
BSSID
Basic Service Set Identifier.
5.
DC
Direct Current.
6.
DVCAM
A digital video compression format provided by Sony. The DVCAM format
provides fixed media compression.
7.
DVD
Digital Versatile Disk.
8.
EMEA
Europe, Middle East and Africa, a term used in traditional and electronic
commerce to signify activities in those regions of the world or to refer specifically
to those regions.
9.
EMI
Electromagnetic interference, Interference by electromagnetic signals that can
cause reduced data integrity and increased error rates on transmission channels.
10. FCC
Federal Communications Commission.
11. GPS
Global Positioning System. A system that uses satellites, receivers and software
to allow users to determine their precise geographic position.
12. HDD
Hard Disk Drive.
13. LAN
Local Area Network.
14. LCD
Liquid Crystal Display.
15. MAC
Media Access Control.
16. MMCX
Multimedia Communications Exchange.
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Item Acronym
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Description
17. NVRAM
Nonvolatile RAM, RAM that retains its contents when a unit is turned off.
18. ODD
Optical Disk Drive.
19. OS
Operating System.
20. PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. An industry trade
association that creates standards for notebook computer peripheral devices
such as PC cards.
21. PVDT
Private DataTAC, a registered trademark of Motorola Inc.
22. RAM
Random Access Memory, a type of computer data storage. It today takes the
form of integrated circuits that allow the stored data to be accessed in any
order, i.e. at random.
23. RF
Radio Frequency, The part of the general frequency spectrum between the
audio and infrared light regions (about 10 kHz to10,000,000 MHz).
24. RoHS
Restriction of Hazardous Substance, an EU initiative to reduce and recycle
hazardous substances.
25. RTC
Real-Time Clock.
26. S/PDIF
Sony/Philips Digital Interface: It is a standard (developed by Sony and Philips)
for the digital transfer of audio data. Transferring audio data between two
devices digitally avoids the degradation of quality inherent in using digital to
analogue devices.
27. SAR
Specific Absorption Rate, a measure of the rate at which radio frequency (RF)
energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to radio-frequency
electromagnetic field.
28. SATA
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment or serial ATA.
29. SSID
Service set identifier, a code or name attached to a wireless Wi-Fi® network. All
devices must use this same, case-sensitive name to communicate.
30. TFT
Thin Film Transistor, a technology for producing thin touch screen displays.
31. TPM
Trusted Platform Module.
32. USB
Universal Serial Bus, An external bus connection that supports a maximum
bandwidth of 12 Mbps and is widely used to connect peripheral devices
(sometimes called dongles) to a computer.
33. VCR
Video Cassette Recorder.
34. VGA
Video Graphics Array.
35. WEEE
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment: A safety directive.
36. WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network.
37. WWAN
Wireless Wide Area Network.
38. WEGA
Wide Extended Graphics Array.
Acronyms
APPENDIX
A
Specifications
NOTE:
Specifications are subject to change without any prior notice.
Parts
CPU
Video Graphics Adapter
Memory
ROM BIOS
RAM
System
Video
Display
Audio
Specifications
Intel® Core™ Duo L2400 1.66 GHz Processor.
Optional: Intel® Core™2 Duo L7400 1.5 GHz Processor.
ATI Mobility Radeon™ X1400 (dedicated 128 MB)
MotionComp capability, supports hardware aid for DVD
playback.
Supports Dual View function.
LCD/CRT display.
2 MB L2 Cache
Optional: 4 MB Cache with optional processor.
512 KB Flash EEPROM, system and VGA BIOS, ACPI 2.0,
PC2001-compliant.
Two 200-pin DDR2 667 SO-DIMM sockets, standard 1 GB
(one 1GB DIMM), maximum 4 GB (two 2GB DIMM).
ATI M54 128 MB
Panel
13.3” transmissive WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD with
touchscreen 500 NIT Brightness.
Video Port
VGA port, video capture.
Controller
Azalia ALC262 codec, AC97 Rev. 2.2 support.
Ports
Optical S/PDIF output, 2-channel support.
Keyboard
Optional: Full travel QWERTY, fully-sealed backlight
keyboard; rubberized backlight keyboard.
Pointing Device
Touchpad with 4 programmable buttons.
Hard Disk Drive
Storage Device
Floppy Disk Drive Optional: External USB floppy.
Configurable
Media Bay
Specifications
2.5-inch, SATA interface
80 GB standard shock-mounted with heater;
Optional: 120 GB hard disk drive, 16 GB Solid State Drive
(SSD)
Configurable Media Bay.
Optional: CD RW/DVD ROM (Combo Drive), CD RW/DVD
RW (Dual Drive), Secondary Battery, or Removable 8 GB
Secondary Solid State Drive (SSD).
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Parts
• Fingerprint Scanner; 500 dpi
(Requires customer-provided software application.)
• PCMCIA: 1 x External Type II – Cardbus support.
(Accessory PCMCIA to PCI Express 34 converter card
included.)
• I/O ports:
* 1 x Serial
* 3 x USB 2.0
* 1 x RJ-11
* 1 x DC input
* 1 x Shrouded Hot-docking Port
* 1 x RJ-45 10/100/100 Base-TLAN
* 2 x External RF Pass-Through Ports (1:GPS, 1:WWAN)
I/O Ports
Modem
LAN
Communications
56 K (V.90/V.92; 28,000 ~ 56,000 bits/s data rates)
Broadcom BCM5755M 10/100/1000 Mbps.
Intel 3945 Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g using diversity
antennas.
Others (Options)
GPS Lassen IQ module
Bluetooth V2.0
AC Adapter
•Universal AC adapter
– Input: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz AC
– Output: 18.5V DC/120W
Battery
Primary: Smart Li-ion battery, 11.1 V/7200 mAH (3S3P)
Secondary: Smart Li-ion battery, 11.1V/3500 mAH
(Configurable Media Bay Option)
Power
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Specifications
Specifications
Parts
Specifications
Dimension (W×D×H)
3.2” x 11.1” x 13.2” (336 mm x 283 mm x 78 mm)
Operating System
Supports Windows XP, SP2, Windows Vista Business SP1
edition
Environment
Specifications
Temperature
According to IEC 68-2-1,2,14/MIL-STD-810F, Method
501.4, 502.4
Operating: –20ºC to 60ºC (Tested)
Humidity
According to IEC 68-2-30/MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.4
5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
Altitude
According to IEC 68-2-30/MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4
Operating: 15,000 ft
Non-operating: 40,000 ft altitude change rate: 2,000 ft/min
Shock
According to IEC 68-2-27/MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5
Operating: 40g, 11 ms, half sine wave
Non-operating: 50g, 11 ms, half sine wave
Vibration
According to IEC 68-2-6/MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5
Operating: 10~55Hz/0.075mm, 55~500Hz/1.0g
Non-operating: 10~55Hz/0.15mm, 55~500Hz/2.0g
Drop
According to IEC 68-2-32/MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5
(Base unit only.)
Survives 30–36 drops depending on configuration
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APPENDIX
B
Fingerprint Recognition
Your ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK features a fingerprint recognition system designed for
computer security. It provides a high level of user convenience and gives you a set of
powerful tools for securing your computer and protecting your private data. The system
can:
•
Display fingerprint images derived from the sensor IC.
•
Enroll new users.
•
Extract fingerprint templates from raw images, and store them in a local database.
•
Match live-scan fingerprints against the local database.
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Finger Placement
1. The fingerprint sensor is located at the left side of the palm rest.
2. Slide your finger in the arrow’s direction firmly with steady pressure.
NOTE:
Be sure that you are making contact with the sensor surface during the scan. The
system works best when user follows the recommended direction.
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Fingerprint Recognition
Fingerprint Recognition
The ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK has a separate embedded Fingerprint Module and a
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) included in the unit. This will allow ML910 RUGGED
NOTEBOOK to support applications for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Fingerprint
Recognition.
1. Fingerprint Module can support Fingerprint Recognition applications which can provide for
the following features:
z Computers
z Application of Protection
z Secure Windows Logon
z Enterprise Class Password Management
z File
NOTE:
1.
Above functions will be defined by the Application Provider and the software that is used
with the Fingerprint Module.
2.
Installation of the Fingerprint Module driver can be found in Chapter 6 of this User Guide.
2. The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) can support applications for TPM device in the unit.
This can provide the following functions based on the application used:
z Personal Secure Drive
z Encrypted Virtual Drive
z Protection against dictionary attacks
NOTE:
1.
Above functions will be defined by the Application Provider.
2.
Installation of the TPM driver can be found in Chapter 6 of this User Guide.
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APPENDIX
APPENDIX
C
Installing Internal Wireless Modems
Most customers will purchase their embedded EVDO or HSDPA WWAN modems from
Motorola and have them pre-installed by the factory. It is possible to add an EVDO REV A. or
HSDPA WWAN (Cellular Carrier) modem later by purchasing a WWAN module from
Motorola.
Normally, Motorola’s Agencies can provide several kinds of Wireless Internal Modules which
are different in number of connectors and the number of WWAN cables that are connected.
Please refer to the following for installation information. Only the items listed in the below
table are Motorola certified devices for the ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK operation.
Item
Kit No.
Description
Connector WWAN
Numbers Cable
1
HKUN4067
Wireless EVDO REV. A Internal Module - VERIZON
2
2
2
HKUN4075
Wireless EVDO REV. A Internal Module - SPRINT
2
2
3
HKUN4071
Wireless HSDPA Internal Module – HSDPA
1
1
4
HKUN4073
Wireless HSDPA Internal Module - EMEA
1
1
Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
C-1
Installation of the HSDPA Internal Modem
HSDPA Internal kits should have one mini Card port and one WWAN cable such as
HKUN4071 and HKUN4073. Please refer to following procedure for installation.
Remove the M logo for installation.
z Remove one screw from the M logo.
z Remove the M logo.
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z You will find two antenna (WWAN) cables attached by two pieces of Kapton® tape
on the mini card bracket.
z Remove Kapton® tape from the cable.
z Remove two screws from the mini card bracket.
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z Insert the Wireless HSDPA Modem Kit.
z Fix two screws on the Wireless HSDPA Modem kit.
C-4
Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
z Snap the Black WWAN cable onto the main port on the mini card.
z Insert the SIM card.
z Installed Internal Wireless HSDPA Modem kit with SIM card.
Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
C-5
z Place the M logo cover back on ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK unit.
z Fix the M logo with a screw.
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Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
Installation of the EVDO REV. A Internal Modem
EVDO REV. A Internal Kits should have two mini card port connectors and two WWAN Cables
such as in Kit No. HKUN4067 and HKUN4075. Please refer to following procedure for
installation.
z Remove one screw from the M logo.
z Remove the M logo.
Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
C-7
z You will find two antenna (WWAN) cables attached by two pieces of Kapton® tape
on the mini card bracket.
z Remove Kapton® tape from the cable.
z Remove two screws from the mini card bracket.
z Insert the Wireless EVDO REV. A Module Kit.
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z Fix two screws on the Wireless EVDO REV. A Module.
z Snap the Black WWAN cable onto the Main port of the mini card and the White
WWAN cable onto the AUX post of the mini card.
z Place the M logo back on ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK unit.
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z Fix the M logo with a screw.
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Installation of the PRM240 Internal Modem
z Remove one screw from the M logo.
z Remove the M logo.
z You will find two WWAN cables attached by two pieces of Kapton® tape on the mini
card bracket.
z Remove Kapton® tape from cables.
Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
C-11
z Each PVDT Modem Installation Kit (PRM w/o Modem) (kit no. HKUN4066), it
includes one FFC cable, one MMCX cable and one PRM240 Internal Modem
module.
z Connect one side of the MMCX cable to the PRM240 module.
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z Remove four screws from the mini card bracket.
z Remove the mini card bracket from ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK unit.
z Snap the Black WWAN cable to the MMCX cable prior to installing the module.
Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
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z Place the PRM240 module on ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK by matching each
corner of the PRM240 Internal Modem module with the four screw holes.
z Fix four screws back on to lock the PRM240 Internal Modem Module.
z Connect the FFC cable to the FFC connector on the main board.
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Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
z Place the M logo back on ML910 RUGGED NOTEBOOK unit.
z Fix the M logo with a screw.
Self Install Internal Wireless Modems
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APPENDIX
APPENDIX
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