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Safety Instructions
As with any other piece of precision electronic equipment, proper care and operation of your notebook computer will prolong its use. Help your notebook
computer last longer by following the advice in this section:
Handling the Computer
Do not expose it to excessive heat or
direct sunlight.
Do not expose your notebook computer to any shock or vibration.
Do not expose it to strong magnetic
fields.
Do not leave it in a place where
foreign matter or moisture may
effect the system.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is on.
Do not turn off the power until
you properly shutdown all programs.
Do not place the computer on an
unstable surface.
Do not place the computer on any
surface which will block the vents.
Don’t use or store the computer in
a humid environment.
Do not disassemble the computer
by yourself.
Do not place anything heavy on the
computer.
When traveling by air, follow the
airline’s instructions for in-flight
use.
If there is an unusual odor, heat or
Perform routine maintenance on
your computer.
smoke coming from your computer,
unplug the cord.
Handling of the Power Cord & Battery
Do not plug in the power cord if you
are wet.
Do not place heavy objects on the
power cord.
Do not use the power cord if it is
broken.
Do not touch the battery contacts
with your hands or any metal
objects.
Keep the battery away from
metal appliances.
Affix tape to the battery contacts
before diposing of the battery.
Handling Peripheral Devices
Use only approved brands of
peripheral devices.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching any peripheral devices.
Other reminders
Do not throw the computer or
accessories into a fire.
Do not touch the poisonous
liquid if the LCD panel breaks.
Remember to periodically save your
data. Data may be lost if the battery is depleted.
Take periodic breaks if you are
using the computer for long periods of time.
Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits are important if you need to work in front of the
computer for long periods of time. Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or other joints.
The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
– Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or
slightly below the level of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and
hands in a relaxed position.
– Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat
on the floor or on a footrest if necessary.
– Use a chair with a back and
adjust it to support your lower
back comfortably.
– Sit straight so that your
knees, hips and elbows form
approximately 90 degree
angles when you are working.
Remember to:
– Alter your posture frequently.
– Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
– Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of
time. Frequent and short breaks are better than fewer and longer
breaks.
Lighting
Proper lighting and comfortable display viewing angle can reduce eye strain
and muscle fatigue in your neck and shoulders.
– Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting
or outside sources of light.
– Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to
levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.
– Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing
distance.
– Adjust the display viewing angle to find the best position.
Contents
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer......... 1-1
Checking the Items .................................................. 1-2
Top view with LCD display closed ........................... 1-3
Top View with Display Open ................................... 1-4
LCD Display ............................................................. 1-5
Microphone .............................................................. 1-5
LED Status Indicators ............................................... 1-5
Three Hot-key Buttons............................................... 1-5
Power Button ............................................................ 1-5
Keyboard.................................................................. 1-6
Stereo Speakers ....................................................... 1-6
TrackPad and Buttons ............................................... 1-6
LED Power Indicators ............................................... 1-6
Right Side View ........................................................ 1-7
5.25" CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive ........................... 1-7
Vent .......................................................................... 1-7
Security Slot ............................................................. 1-7
Attaching a security lock ....................................... 1-8
Rear View ................................................................. 1-9
DC-in Jack ............................................................... 1-9
PS/2 Type Port ......................................................... 1-9
Parallel Port .............................................................. 1-9
Vent ........................................................................ 1-10
External Monitor (CRT) Port .................................... 1-10
Dual USB Ports ....................................................... 1-10
TV out..................................................................... 1-10
IEEE 1394 .............................................................. 1-11
LAN Jack/Phone Jack ............................................ 1-11
Left Side View ........................................................ 1-12
Microphone-in Jack ................................................ 1-12
Speaker-out Jack ................................................... 1-12
Audio Volume Control .............................................. 1-13
PC Card Slot .......................................................... 1-13
Infrared Port ........................................................... 1-13
3.5" FDD (Floppy Disk Drive) .................................. 1-13
Bottom View ........................................................... 1-14
RAM Cover ........................................................... 1-14
Battery Pack Cover .............................................. 1-14
Peripheral devices ................................................ 1-15
Chapter 2. Using the Computer ............................. 2-1
The Power Sources .................................................. 2-2
AC Power Adapter ................................................. 2-2
Battery .................................................................... 2-3
Recharging by AC Power ............................................. 2-4
Proper Handling of the Battery Pack ............................. 2-4
Turning on the Computer ........................................ 2-5
LED Indicators ....................................................... 2-5
LED Power Indicators ................................................... 2-6
LED Status Indicators ................................................... 2-7
The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) .................................... 2-8
Removing the HDD ................................................ 2-8
Inserting the HDD ............................................... 2-10
The Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) ................................ 2-11
Inserting/Removing Diskettes ............................. 2-11
The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM ....................................... 2-12
Loading Compact Discs .......................................... 2-12
Handling CDs or DVDs ........................................ 2-13
The PC Card Slot ................................................... 2-14
Inserting PC Cards .............................................. 2-14
Removing PC Cards ............................................. 2-14
PC Card Problem in Windows 98......................... 2-15
Hot Keys ................................................................. 2-16
Three Hot-Key Buttons ....................................... 2-16
Programming the Hot Keys ................................. 2-17
Function Keys......................................................... 2-18
The Numeric Keypad ............................................. 2-19
Chapter 3. Power and Battery Information ....... 3-1
Power Management ................................................. 3-1
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) ..................................................................... 3-1
Advanced Power Management (APM 1.2) ............. 3-1
Setting the Power Management functions ............ 3-4
Creating a file on your hard drive ................................... 3-5
Battery Information ................................................. 3-6
New Battery: ............................................................. 3-6
Battery Life: .............................................................. 3-6
Battery FAQ ........................................................... 3-6
Conserving Battery Power ..................................... 3-7
Removing the Battery .............................................. 3-8
Chapter 4. Upgrading the Computer .................... 4-1
Replacing the HDD .................................................. 4-2
Upgrading the Memory............................................ 4-4
A: Removing a memory module ............................. 4-5
B: Installing a Memory Module ............................. 4-7
C: Setting the SW6 Jumper Switch ...................... 4-8
Upgrading the Processor ....................................... 4-10
Chapter 5. BIOS Utilities ....................................... 5 - 1
Power On Self Test (POST) ................................... 5 - 2
POST Message: Normal Operation ..................... 5 - 2
POST Message: Error Detected .......................... 5 - 3
System Configuration Utility ................................ 5 - 4
Information in the System Configuration Utility
(SCU) .................................................................... 5 - 4
Initiating the System Configuration Utility ....... 5 - 5
Working with the Menu Bar ................................ 5 - 6
Working with the Pull-down Menu ................................ 5 - 7
System Configuration Utility Options ................ 5 - 8
Startup Menu .............................................................. 5 - 8
Memory Menu ........................................................... 5 - 11
Disks Menu .............................................................. 5 - 12
Components Menu ................................................... 5 - 13
Power Menu ............................................................. 5 - 16
Exit Menu.................................................................. 5 - 18
SCU Screen samples .......................................... 5 - 19
Startup Screen ......................................................... 5 - 19
Memory Screen ........................................................ 5 - 19
Disks Screen ............................................................ 5 - 20
Components Screen ................................................. 5 - 20
Power Screen ........................................................... 5 - 21
Exit Screen ............................................................... 5 - 21
Chapter 6. Driver and OS installation .................. 6-1
Installing Windows 98 SE ........................................ 6-2
Installing Windows Me ............................................ 6-3
Installing Windows 200 ............................................ 6-5
Installing Drivers in Windows 98 SE ...................... 6-7
Step 1: Installing the VGA Driver ......................... 6-7
Step 2: Installing the Audio Driver ....................... 6-7
Step 3: Installing the Hot Key Driver ................... 6-8
Step 4: Installing the LAN Driver ......................... 6-9
Step 5: Installing the PCMCIA Driver .................. 6-9
Step 6: Installing the Modem Driver .................. 6-10
Installing Drivers in Windows Me ......................... 6-12
Step 1: Installing the VGA Driver ....................... 6-12
Step 2: Installing the Audio Driver ..................... 6-12
Step 3: Installing the Hot Key Driver ................. 6-13
Step 4: Installing the LAN Driver ....................... 6-14
Step 5: Installing the Modem Driver .................. 6-14
Installing Drivers in Windows 2000 ...................... 6-16
Step 1: Installing the SiSIDE Utility .................. 6-16
Step 2: Installing the VGA Driver ....................... 6-16
Step 3: Installing the Audio Driver ..................... 6-17
Step 4: Installing the Hot Key Driver ................. 6-17
Step 5: Installing the LAN Driver ....................... 6-17
Step 6: Installing the Modem Driver .................. 6-18
Installing Drivers in Windows NT4.0 .................... 6-20
Step 1: Installing the VGA Driver ....................... 6-20
Step 2: Installing the Audio Driver ..................... 6-20
Step 3: Installing the Hot Key Driver ................. 6-21
Step 4: Installing the LAN Driver ....................... 6-21
Step 5: Installing the Modem Driver .................. 6-22
Chapter 7. Troubleshooting .................................... 7-1
Audio ....................................................................... 7-2
Battery .................................................................... 7-2
Boot Password ........................................................ 7-4
CD ........................................................................... 7-4
Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) ....................................... 7-6
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) ......................................... 7-7
Hardware Installation ............................................ 7-7
LCD Panel ............................................................... 7-8
Memory Module ..................................................... 7-8
PC Card .................................................................. 7-9
Power .................................................................... 7-10
Printer .................................................................. 7-11
Appendix A. Specifications .................................... A-1
Glossary .................................................................... G -1
Getting to know your computer
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer
1
In this chapter you will become familiar with the basic functions and components of your notebook computer and possibilities for expansion.
This chapter includes:
– Checking the Items
– Views
– Peripheral devices
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Checking the Items
Carefully remove everything from the box and check the items one by one. If
any item is missing or damaged contacted your dealer immediately.
1
2
You should have a:
1. Notebook Computer
2. User’s Manual
3
3. Driver Utilities CD ROM
4
4. Power Cord
5. Carrying Bag
6. Power Adapter and a Battery
Pack (installed inside the computer)
5
figure 1-1
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Getting to know your computer
Top view with LCD display closed
1
To open the LCD display:
1) Place the computer on a stable surface.
2) Move the cover latch to the right to release the top cover.
3) Lift the top cover to reveal the LCD panel and keyboard.
4) Adjust the LCD panel to a comfortable viewing angle.
1
figure 1-2
1. Cover latch
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Top View with Display
Open
1
1. LCD display
2. Microphone (built-in)
3. LED status indicators
4. Three hot-key buttons
3
5. Power button
6. Keyboard
4
2
7. Stereo speakers
8. TrackPad and buttons
5
9. LED power indicators
6
7
7
8
9
figure 1-3
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LCD Display
1
The Notebook comes with a TFT LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) display.
Depending upon the model you have purchased, the display can be either
a 13.3” or 14.1” XGA TFT color panel.
Microphone
Record on your notebook computer with this built-in microphone.
Note
After turning the
computer off,
wait at least 5
seconds before
turning it on
again.
LED Status Indicators
Display the system's operational status. Refer to Chapter 2 LED Status
Indicators for more information.
Three Hot-key Buttons
Three hot keys give you easy access to the Internet, e-mail and an application of your choice. To learn how to set the buttons refer to Chapter 2.
Power Button
Press this button to turn your notebook computer on or off. The Power
Button can also be used as a Suspend/Resume button when pressed less
than four seconds (if configured appropriately in the System Configuration Utility, refer to Chapter 5 for more details).
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Keyboard
An A4-Size Win98 keyboard with an embedded numeric keypad. It has
many of the same features as a full-sized desktop keyboard and can
easily be replaced with a non-English keyboard should you desire.
Stereo Speakers
Two built-in speakers provide rich, stereo sound.
TrackPad and Buttons
The pointing device features a sensitive glide pad for precise movements.
It functions the same way as a two-button mouse: the right touch pad
button is the same as the right mouse button; the left touch pad button is
the same as the left mouse button.
LED Power Indicators
Display the current power source and power source status of the computer. For more information please refer to Chapter 2 LED Power Indicators.
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Right Side View
1
3
1
2
figure 1-4
1. CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
2. Vent
3. Security Slot
5.25" CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive
A 24X-speed 5.25” CD-ROM drive or a DVD-ROM drive (12.7mm height)
is standard depending on the model you purchased. For more information on using the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM please refer to Chapter 2.
Vent
Enables airflow to prevent the notebook from overheating.
Security Slot
To prevent possible theft, a lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can
be purchased at any computer store.
Warning
To prevent your
computer from
overheating,
make sure nothing blocks the
vent while the
computer is in
use.
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Attaching a security lock
To install the security lock, wrap the cable around a desk or other immovable
object, then insert the locking device into the slot located on the right side of
the computer.
security lock cable
security lock
figure 1-5
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Rear View
1
2
1
6
3
5
7
8
9
4
figure 1-6
1. DC-in jack
5.External monitor
7. TV out
2.PS/2 type port
(CRT) port
8. IEEE 1394 port
3. Parallel port
4. Vent
6. Dual USB ports
9. LAN/Phone jack
Note
Refer to tables 11a and 1-1b at
the end of this
chapter for a list
of peripheral
devices that can
be connected to
the computer.
DC-in Jack
Plug the supplied AC adapter into this jack to power your notebook.
PS/2 Type Port
To connect an external PS/2 type mouse or keyboard.
Parallel Port
This parallel port supports ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) and EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port) 1.7/1.9 modes.
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Vent
1
Enables airflow to prevent the notebook from overheating.
Warning
To prevent your
computer from
overheating,
make sure nothing blocks the
vent while the
computer is in
use.
External Monitor (CRT) Port
Connect an external CRT monitor to this port to allow simultaneous
display on the LCD display and external CRT monitor.
Dual USB Ports
A hardware interface for low-speed peripherals such as the keyboard,
mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and telephony devices. It allows everything to be plugged in and unplugged without turning the system off
TV out
Connect your television to your computer and view DVD’s, VCD’s or
anything else your computer can display. You will need an S-Video cable
to make the connection which is easily found at any audio or computer
store.
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IEEE 1394
IEEE 1394
1
Allows high speed connection to various peripheral devices, such as an
external disk drive or a digital camera.
LAN Jack/Phone Jack
Supports integrated LAN and modem functions.
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Left Side View
1
Note
Refer to tables 11a and 1-1b at
the end of this
chapter for a list
of peripheral
devices that can
be connected to
the computer.
1
2
5
3
6
4
figure 1-7
1. Microphone-in jack
2. Speaker-out jack
4. PC card slot
5. Infrared port
3. Audio volume control
6. Floppy disk drive
Microphone-in Jack
A microphone can be connected to your notebook via this jack.
Note
The S/PDIF
output feature is
available only in
Windows 98 after
the Audio driver
is installed. Refer to Chapter 6
for installation
instructions and
settings.
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Speaker-out Jack
Headphones or speakers can be connected through this jack.
The speaker-out jack supports S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface
Format) output, which allows you to connect your DVD-capable PC to a
Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver giving you surround sound.
Getting to know your computer
Audio Volume Control
1
Adjust the audio volume with this knob. Audio volume can also be adjusted in the operating system.
PC Card Slot
A Type-II PC card slot which also supports CardBus mode. Refer to
Chapter 2 for more information on the PC Card slot.
Infrared Port
Allows wireless communications with an infrared-compatible device. The
Infrared port supports IrDA (HPSIR) 1.1 and ASKIR (Sharp standard)
mode. For further information, please refer to the manual of the infrared
device you wish to connect.
3.5" FDD (Floppy Disk Drive)
A 3.5”, 3-mode, 1.44 MB fixed floppy disk drive. For more information on
using the floppy disk drive, please refer to Chapter 2.
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Bottom View
1
2
figure 1-8
1. RAM Cover
2. Battery Cover
RAM Cover
The cover secures the installed RAM modules. For further information on
removing or inserting the RAM modules, please refer to Chapter 4.
Battery Pack Cover
The cover secures the battery pack in its bay.
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Peripheral devices
Peripheral devices can be added to the notebook through the ports, jacks and
slots on the back and left side of the computer. If you plan on attaching many
peripherals at once, you can choose to connect the different devices through
different ports.
Refer to table 1-1a and table 1-1b on the following pages which list the ports
and the devices that can be used.
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Note
Peripheral devices are constantly being
improved, so the
information in
these tables is
subject to change
Peripheral Devices include:
– Audio input: microphone.
– Audio output: S/PDIF, Speakers, Headphones.
– External drives: CD-ROM, CD-RW, Floppy Disk Drives, MO Drives, Zip
Drives, LS120 Drives.
– Pointing devices: Trackballs, trackpads, touchpads.
– Other: Printers, scanners, PDAs, digital cameras, game controllers, keyboards.
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Device
Port
Au d i o
In p u t
Au d i o
o u tp u t
d i g i t al
s till
c am er a
d i g i t al
v i d eo
c am er a
ex t er n al
d r i v es
g am e
c o n t r o l l er s
PS/2
X
P ar al l el
X
U SB
X
IEEE1394 *
X
Mic r o p h o n e-In
Sp eak er -o u t
k ey b o ar d
X
X
X
X
X
X
In f r ar ed
P C C ar d
X
table 1-1a
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*
Your notebook
will only accept
IEEE 1394 devices which have
their own power
source.
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Device
modem
Port
PS/2
mouse
or other
pointing
device
other
notebooks
PD A
printer
scan n er
X
Parallel
X
U SB
X
IEEE1394 *
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
*
Your notebook
will only accept
IEEE1394 devices which have
their own power
source.
Microphone-In
Speaker-out
Infrared
PC Card
X
X
X
table 1-1b
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Using the computer
Chapter 2. Using the Computer
Your notebook computer can be used almost anywhere, in the home, office, or
on the road. To learn more about your computer, please read this chapter.
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This chapter includes:
– The Power Sources
– Turning on the Computer
– The Hard Disk Drive
–
–
–
–
The Floppy Disk Drive
The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
The PC Card Slot
The Hot Keys
– The Numeric Keypad
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The Power Sources
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The computer can be powered by either an AC adapter or a battery pack depending on where you want to use it.
AC Power Adapter
Use only the power adapter that comes with your computer. An incorrect type
of power adapter will cause damage to the computer and its components.
1) Plug the power adapter cord into the DC-in jack on the rear panel of the
computer.
2) Connect the power adapter
with the power cord.
3) Plug the power
cord into a properly grounded
outlet.
figure 2-1
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Battery
The battery allows you to use your notebook computer while you are on the
road or an electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the
2
applications and the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the
battery discharge completely before recharging.
We recommend leaving the battery inside the notebook at all times. For more
information on the battery, please refer to Chapter 3.
1. battery cover
Note
Don’t remove the
battery pack
from the computer unless it is
damaged and
needs to be replaced.
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figure 2-2
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Recharging by AC Power
2
The battery pack automatically recharges when plugged into an electrical
outlet. If the computer is powered on and in use it will take several hours to
fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but plugged into
an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to LED Power Indicators
in this chapter for information on the battery charge status.)
Proper Handling of the Battery Pack
- DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances.
- DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode.
- DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) together. (For more information on
how to maintain the battery pack, refer to Chapter 3.)
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Turning on the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your new notebook computer. To turn it on
simply press the power button in the right top of the front panel.
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The Power Button can also be used as a Suspend/Resume hot-key button if
pressed less than four seconds and appropriately configured in the SCU.
(Please refer to Chapter 5, BIOS Utilities, for more information.)
Power
button
figure 2-3
LED Indicators
There are two sets of LED indicators (LED Power Indicators and LED
Status Indicators) on your computer that will display helpful information
about the current status of the computer.
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LED Power Indicators
2
Note
When the battery
is critically low,
immediately
connect the AC
adapter to the
computer or save
your work; otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost
when power is
depleted.
LED power indicators
figure 2-4
Ic o n
Co lo r
Green
D es c r i p t i o n
The computer is turned on.
Blinking Green The system has entered the configured suspend mode.
Yellow
Blinking Yellow
No light
AC power is plugged in or battery power is full.
The battery is being charged.
AC power is being used or battery power is normal.
Blinking Yellow Battery Power is critically low
table 2-1
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LED Status Indicators
Once your computer is on and in use, the
LED status indicators will display the
2
system's operational status.
figure 2-5
Ic o n
Co l o r
Note
To enable/disable the Scroll
Lock feature,
press the Fn and
Scr Lk key simultaneously.
De sc r i p t i o n
Green
Floppy disk drive is being accessed.
Green
The hard disk/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
drive is being accessed.
Green
Num Lock is activated.
Green
Caps Lock is activated.
Green
Scroll Lock is activated.
table 2-2
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The Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
The hard disk drive is used to store your data internally in the notebook computer. It is mounted in a removable case and can be taken out to accommodate
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other 2.5” IDE hard disk drives with a height of 9.5 mm or 12.7 mm. The
system supports DMA mode 2, PIO mode 4, and ATA-33/ATA-66/ATA-100 IDE
HDD.
Removing the HDD
Warning
Before removing
the HDD, please
check with your
dealer to find out
if this will VOID
your warranty.
1) Turn off the computer.
2) Press the four keyboard latches at
the top of the keyboard to elevate
the keyboard from its normal position.
figure 2-6
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3) Carefully raise and set the keyboard aside (figure 2-7).
4) Locate the HDD.
5) Lift the HDD out of the computer by pulling on the HDD tab (figure 2-8).
2
2
3
1
figure 2-7
1. HDD
figure 2-8
2. HDD tab
3. HDD connector
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Inserting the HDD
2
(with no HDD currently installed)
1) Place the HDD into the computer in its appropriate spot, making sure to
align the HDD connector with the socket on the mainboard (figure 2-9).
2) Connect the HDD connector securely to the mainboard by gently pressing
the HDD.
3) Reinstall the keyboard.
2
3
1
4
1. HDD
2. HDD tab
3. HDD connector
4. HDD socket on mainboard.
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figure 2-9
Using the computer
The Floppy Disk Drive (FDD)
The computer is equipped with a fixed 1.44 MB, 3.5” floppy disk drive module.
It is usually designated drive A by default and can be used as a boot device if
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properly set in the SCU (please refer to Chapter 5, BIOS Utilities).
Inserting/Removing Diskettes
When using the floppy drive, always insert your floppy diskette with the labelside facing up. To remove the inserted
diskette, press the eject button on the
top-right corner of the floppy drive.
figure 2-10
Eject button
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The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
2
Warning
When manually
ejecting a CD
disk, DO NOT
use a sharpened
pencil or similar
object that may
break and become
lodged in the
hole.
The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM is a 24X speed 5.25” drive. It is usually labeled drive
D and may be used as a boot device if properly set in the SCU (please refer to
Chapter 5, BIOS Utilities).
Loading Compact Discs
To insert a CD disk, press the Open Button and carefully place a CD disk onto
the Disc tray with label-side facing up (see below). Push the CD tray in and you
are ready to start. The Busy Indicator will light up while data is being accessed
or while an audio CD is playing. If power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an
object such as a straightened
paper clip into the emergency
eject hole to open the tray.
1. Disc tray
4
1
2
3
2. Busy indicator
3. Open button
4. Emergency eject hole
3
figure 2-11
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DVD tray
CD tray
2
4
Using the computer
Handling CDs or DVDs
Proper handling of your CDs will prevent them from being damaged. Please
follow the advice listed below to make sure that the data stored on your CDROM / DVD-ROM disks can be accessed.
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Remember to:
- Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc.
- Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints.
- Do not write on the surface with a pen.
- Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disk.
- Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas.
- Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD.
- Do not bend the CD or DVD.
- Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock.
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The PC Card Slot
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The computer is equipped with one PC card slot (previously referred to as
PCMCIA). The slot can support either one 3.3V/5V type II PC card or one 3.3V
CardBus card (PC Card 95). For information on what devices are supported by
the PC Card Slot, please refer to table 1-1 in Chapter 1.
Inserting PC Cards
Align the PC card with the slot and push the card in until it locks into place.
Removing PC Cards
To remove a PC card,
simply press the eject
button next to the
slot.
1
1. Eject button
2. PC card partially
inserted in slot
2
figure 2-12
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Using the computer
PC Card Problem in Windows 98
After installation of Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition, you
may find that the PC cards are not working normally and you may
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have noticed one or more of the following:
- An exclamation mark appears in the PC card driver in Device
Manager
- PC cards don’t work at all
- PC card controllers are not enumerated
- PC card controllers are disabled on power-up
- PC card controllers are disabled when you resume the
computer from Suspend mode
This is a problem caused by Microsoft Windows 98 (Second Edition).
To resolve the problem, immediately after installing Windows 98SE
install the program file PCI.vxd to update your system driver. The
PCI.vxd driver is supplied by your computer dealer.
For more information on this, refer to the Microsoft article “CardBus
Device Not Enumerated with TI 14xx or 44xx CardBus Controllers”
(Article I Q233017) which can be found on Microsoft’s web site.
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Hot Keys
2
The computer provides you with two sets of hot keys: three hot-key buttons on
the computer and the function key combinations on the keyboard.
Three Hot-Key Buttons
The computer offers three hotkey buttons for quick one
button access to the Internet,
e-mail or a user-defined application. To use the user-defined hot key, you need to
figure 2-13
install the Hot-Key driver.
Refer to Chapter 6 for driver
installation steps.
Ho t
K ey
Fu n c t i o n
Acti vate the e-mai l box.
Acti vate the i nternet browser.
Acti vate the user-speci fi ed
appli cati on, for example, the
Mi crosoft Word or Excel.
table 2-3
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Using the computer
Programming the Hot Keys
After installing the hot key driver, you may have to configure or change the
driver settings. To configure the driver, right click the Hot key driver icon
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on the task bar and the following menu will appear.
Hot-key Driver Menu
To program the user-defined hot key, you must configure “Application 1.”
To configure and specify an application for Application 1, you must:
1) Select Application 1 and press Enter. A dialog box will appear on the
screen.
2) Go to the directory where the desirable application program exists
3) Click on the program file.
4) Choose Open.
The hot key is now set to execute that program.
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Function Keys
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On the bottom-left of
the keyboard is the
Fn key or Function
key. The Fn key
allows you to change
K ey s
F n + E sc
Fn + F3
Fn + F5
Fn + F6
D es c r i p t i o n
Toggle between suspend /resume state
Expand LC D di splay
Turn audi o on/off
Toggle between C RT/LC D /LC D and
C RT
D ecrease LC D bri ghtness
Fn + F9
operational features
F n + F 10
Increase LC D bri ghtness
instantly. To use the
table 2-4
following functions,
press and hold the Fn key; then press the appropriate function key
(Esc, F3, F5, etc....) located at the top of your keyboard.
figure 2-14
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Using the computer
The Numeric Keypad
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input.
The keypad stands out by its blue typeface.
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To use the keypad simply:
• Activate the Num Lock feature by pressing the Num Lock key.
• Press the desired number keys.
figure 2-15
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Notes:
Power and Battery Information
Chapter 3. Power and Battery Information
Power Management
You can manage power consumption while maintaining system performance by
setting your computer to one of the available power management modes. Information on the various types of power management are listed below.
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Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
The ACPI interface provides the computer with enhanced power saving techniques and gives the operating system (OS) direct control over the power and
thermal states of devices and processors. For example, it enables the OS to set
devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.
Advanced Power Management (APM 1.2)
To reduce power consumption, the system provides built-in Advanced Power
Management (APM 1.2). The APM function varies depending on your operating system (OS) and is available in Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me
and Windows 2000. Currently this model is not setup to support APM in the
Windows NT4.0 OS, but a driver can be supplied from your vendor if APM is
needed.
With APM 1.2 you can manage power consumption using the following:
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Hard Disk Standby
The computer's hard disk drive motor will be turned off if the hard disk
drive has not been accessed for a specified period of time. If the system
reads or writes data, the hard disk motor will be turned back on.
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Suspend and Resume
With this function you can stop an operation and restart where you left
off. The hard disk is turned off, and the CPU is made to idle at its slowest
speed. All open applications are retained in memory. This system features two suspend mode levels:
A: Powered On Suspend (POS) or Standby
B: Suspend To Disk or Hibernate.
Note
Power on Suspend is a term
used by the SCU.
Standby is a
term used by
Windows. They
both refer to the
same power management function.
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A: Powered On Suspend (POS) or Standby
Powered On Suspend or Standby saves the least amount of power, but
takes the shortest time to return to full operation. When you are not
using your computer for a certain length of time, which you specify in the
SCU power menu, it will enter POS mode to save power.
The system can resume from POS mode by:
Power and Battery Information
· Pressing any keyboard key
· Pressing the power button (if configured as a Suspend/Resume function under SCU)
· An incoming call to your modem
· Alarm resume is enabled and expires
B: Suspend To Disk or Hibernate *
Suspend To Disk or Hibernate uses no power and saves all of your information on a part of the HDD. It saves the maximum power but takes the
longest time to return to full operation. You can set your notebook to
automatically enter Suspend To Disk mode when the battery power is
almost depleted. This prevents losing any data due to loss of power.
The system will resume from Suspend-To-Disk mode by:
· Pressing the power button
· Alarm resume (month/day/hour/minute)
Note
Suspend to
Disk is a term
used by the SCU.
Hibernate is a
term used by
Windows. They
both refer to the
same power management function.
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*
If you are using
Windows 98 or
Windows 98SE
you must first
create a file on
you hard drive in
order to use this
power management function.
Information is
available in table
3-1 on page 3-5.
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Setting the Power Management functions
You can set the Power Management functions either in the SCU or the operating system.
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For information on how to set the power management options, please refer to
the Power Menu in Chapter 5 (for settings available in the SCU) or refer to the
Help Manual of your operating system (for settings available in the OS).
If you set both the Windows OS power management settings and the SCU
power management settings, don’t worry. Windows OS power management
settings will override those set in the SCU.
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Power and Battery Information
Creating a file on your hard drive
To use Suspend to Disk or Hibernate with Windows 98 or Windows
98SE , you must create a file on your hard disk drive. The instructions
are as follows:
While in DOS mode:
Note
The program file
0VMAKFIL
comes with the
enclosed utilities
CD-ROM.
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1) Go to Drive A: or the CD-ROM drive (depending on where the file
0VMAKFIL is located.)
2) Execute the file as follows
:\>0VMAKFIL -Fn
n=the size of the file you wish to create for the Suspend to Disk or
Hibernate function.
For example if you want to create a file 64 MB large then enter:
:\>0VMAKFIL -F64
n must be equal to or larger than the amount of RAM. If your have 64
MB of RAM, then it is best to have n=64 or larger. If you have 128 MB of
RAM then it is best to have n=128 or larger. We recommend using
n=amount of RAM, so hard disk space is not wasted.
table 3-1
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Battery Information
Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
New Battery:
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Always use a new battery before recharging it.
Battery Life:
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life and improve the performance of your battery, fully discharge
and recharge the battery at least once every 30 days.
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery ?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low
battery. Don’t turn off the computer by yourself even when you see a
message or hear beeps that indicate the battery is critically low, just let
the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.
How do I fully charge the battery ?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator
light stops flashing.
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How do I maintain the battery ?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days
or after about 20 partial discharges.
Conserving Battery Power
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Display brightness
The LCD display consumes a lot of power, so setting the brightness level
to low will save power.
Applications and external devices
Different applications and external devices consume battery power even
when they are not being used.
To conserve battery power we recommend:
· Closing modem or communication applications when they are not
being used.
· Removing any unused PC Cards from the computer. PC Cards quickly
use up battery power even if the system enters Suspend mode.
· Removing any unnecessary external devices from the computer.
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Removing the Battery
We recommended that you don’t
remove the battery, but if it is
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necessary you need to do the
following:
1) Remove the two screws
3
1
holding the battery lock in
place.
2) Remove the battery cover.
3) Disconnect the battery from
2
1
the main computer.
4) Slide the battery out.
1. screw holes
2. battery cover
3. battery connector socket
figure 3-1
4
5
4. battery connector
5. battery
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figure 3-2
Upgrading the Computer
Chapter 4. Upgrading the Computer
This chapter contains the information on upgrading the computer. Follow the
steps outlined to make the desired upgrades. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your dealer for further help. Before you begin you will
need:
- A small crosshead or Phillips screwdriver
- A small regular screw driver
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- An antistatic wrist strap
Before working with or repairing the internal components you will need to wear
an antistatic wrist strap to ground yourself because static electricity may damage the components.
The chapter includes:
– Replacing the HDD
– Upgrading the Memory
– Upgrading the Processor
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Replacing the HDD
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Warning
Before removing
the HDD, please
check with your
dealer to find out
if this will VOID
your warranty.
1) Remove the HDD along with its case from the computer (refer to Removing the HDD on pages 2-8 to 2-9 for details).
2) Remove the two screws on the HDD connector board.
3) Gently disconnect the HDD connector board from the HDD being careful
not to bend any pins.
4) Remove the two screws on each
side of the case.
5) Slowly remove the
HDD from the case.
Connector board
6) Place a new HDD into
the case.
7) Hold the HDD firmly
in place with two
screws on each side.
HDD case
HDD
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figure 4-1
Upgrading the Computer
8) Attach the HDD connector board to the HDD being careful not to bend any
pins.
9) Screw the HDD connector board on to the HDD.
10) Place the HDD into the computer (refer to Inserting the HDD in Chapter 2 for details).
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Upgrading the Memory
4
Note:
If you are using
two memory
modules in your
computer we
strongly recommend using
memory modules
of the same size.
Note:
If you are using 2
memory modules,
they must be of
the same type,
either both must
be PC-100 or both
must be PC-133.
The computer has two memory sockets for 144-pin Small Outline Dual In-line
Memory Modules (SO-DIMM) and supports both PC-100/PC-133 SDRAM. The
main memory can be expanded up to 512 MB with one or two memory modules
using the different combinations listed below:
B an k 1 B an k 2
P o w er
To t al Siz e
(64 b it )
(64 b it )
32MB
empty
32MB
32MB
32MB
64MB
64MB
empty
64MB
64MB
64MB
128MB
3.3 V
128MB
empty
128MB
128MB
128MB
256MB
256MB
empty
256MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
table 4-1
The total memory size is automatically detected by the POST routine once you
turn on your computer.
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Upgrading the Computer
To upgrade the memory in your notebook please perform the following steps:
A: Removing a memory module (if present).
B: Insert a new memory module.
C: Set the SW6 jumper switch.
– Remove the keyboard.
– Locate and set the SW6 jumper switch.
– Replace the keyboard.
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A: Removing a memory module
1) Turn off the computer.
2) Turn the computer over.
3) Remove the screw from the RAM
cover.
1
figure 4-2
1. RAM cover
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4) Locate the memory sockets.
5) Gently pull the two latches outward
on the sides of the memory socket
(figure 4-3).
2
1. memory module
4
2. memory socket
3
1
3
3. latches
figure 4-3
6) The module will pop up.
7) Remove the memory module as
shown (figure 4-4).
figure 4-4
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B: Installing a Memory Module
1) Turn off the computer.
2) Turn the computer over.
3) Unscrew and remove the RAM cover (figure 4-2).
4) Insert the memory module at a slight angle
about 45° and fit its connectors firmly into
1
figure 4-5
Note
Make sure the
memory connectors go into the
memory socket
when you are
installing the
memory modules.
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the memory slot (figure 4-6).
1. memory connectors
2. memory socket
2
figure 4-6
5) Press down on the two edges of the
memory module and lock it into place
(figure 4-7).
6) Reinstall the RAM cover.
figure 4-7
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Attention !!!!
Step C is only
necessary if your
new memory
module is a different type than
your previous one.
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C: Setting the SW6 Jumper Switch
1) Turn off the computer.
2) Remove the keyboard by pressing the 4 latches at the top (figure 4-8) and
gently lifting it out of the notebook.
3) Place the keyboard as shown
(figure 4-9).
If the previous
memory module
was a PC-100
and the new
module is a PC133 or vice-versa,
then you must
proceed with
Step C. Otherwise skip this
Step.
1
figure 4-8
figure 4-9
1. SW6 jumper switch
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4) Locate the SW6 jumper switch
(figure 4-9) or (figure 4-10).
5) Set the SW6 jumper switch according to table 4-2.
1
1. SW6 jumper switch
figure 4-10
4
SW6 Jumper Switch Settings
C PU
SD R AM
SW6-1
SW6-2
SW6-3
SW6-4
SW6-5
SW6-6
66
PC-133
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
66
PC-100
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
100
PC-100
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
100
PC-133
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
133
PC-133
ON
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
table 4-2
6) Reinstall the keyboard.
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Upgrading the Processor
If you want to upgrade your computer by replacing the existing processor with
a faster one you will need to contact you customer service representative. We
recommend that you do not attempt to do this yourself since if done incorrectly
you may damage the processor or mainboard.
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Chapter 5. BIOS Utilities
In this chapter you will learn about the Power On Self Test (POST) and how to
configure the system parameters using the System Configuration Utility (SCU).
The chapter includes:
– Power On Self Test (POST)
– System Configuration Utilities
– Features of the SCU
- Startup Menu
-
5
Memory Menu
Disks Menu
Components Menu
Power Menu
- Exit Menu
– SCU Screen samples
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Power On Self Test (POST)
The system BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
performs a series of tests on the system memory
and key computer components every time the
computer is powered on. These tests are called the
Power On Self Test (POST). Should an error exist,
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the POST routine may halt execution (depending
on the problem). If no error exists, the POST will
initialize the BIOS configuration, and boot (start)
the operating system.
POST Message: Normal Operation
You will see the following screen if no error exists
after the POST is performed:
SystemSoft MobilePRO BIOS Version 1.01
(2482-00)-(R1.XX.prXX)
Copyright 1983-1996 SystemSoft Corp. All
Rights Reserved
500 MHz Celeron with MMX CPU
CPU Microcode Update Rev 007h Complete
L2 Cache: 128 KB Installed
8 MB Video RAM
SystemSoft Plug-n-Play BIOS ver 1.17.01
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
Shared Memory
000640 KB
056320 KB
057344 KB
008192 KB
Auto Detecting IDE Devices[Done]
<CTRL-ALT-S> to enter System Configuration
Utility
INITIALIZING BOOT CD-ROM - CD-224E
INITIALIZING 2nd ATAPI - None
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POST Message: Error Detected
If an error is detected, you will see the following
WARNING message. You may press the F1 key
to continue, or press the Ctrl-Alt-S keys simultaneously to enter the System Configuration Utility.
SystemSoft MobilePRO BIOS Version 1.01
(2482-00)-(R1.XX.prXX)
Copyright 1983-1996 SystemSoft Corp. All
Rights Reserved
500 MHz Celeron with MMX CPU
CPU Microcode Update Rev 007h Complete
L2 Cache: 128 KB Installed
8 MB Video RAM
SystemSoft Plug-n-Play BIOS ver 1.17.01
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
Shared Memory
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000640 KB
056320 KB
057344 KB
008192 KB
WARNING - FLOPPY DISK TRACK 0 FAILED
Auto Detecting IDE Devices[Done]
<CTRL-ALT-S> to enter System Configuration
Utility
INITIALIZING BOOT CD-ROM - CD-224E
INITIALIZING 2nd ATAPI - None
<CTRL-ALT-S> to enter System Configuration
Utility
Press F1 to Continue
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System Configuration Utility
The System Configuration Utility (SCU) can be used to set your notebook’s
system parameters. The system date and time, power settings and other functions are you set in the SCU. The settings are stored in a nonvolatile batterybacked CMOS RAM. This simply means that your settings are saved even
when the notebook is turned off.
Information in the System Configuration Utility (SCU)
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Here is a list of the system settings which may be changed within the SCU.
Menu
Menu Items
Startup
Date and Time, Fast Boot, Boot Device, Display, Enable Battery
Low Beep, Enable LCD expand Mode, Enable Power On Beep,
Enable PNP OS Support, Display OEM logo, Enable S/PDIF digital
output, Boot Password, SCU Password.
Memory
Cache Systems, VGA Shared Memory.
D i sks
Components
table 5-1
5-4
Diskette Drives, IDE Settings.
COM Ports, LPT Port, PS/2 Mouse Port, Keyboard Numlock,
Keyboard Repeat
Power
Enable Power Saving, Low Power Saving, Medium Power Saving,
High Power Saving, Customize, Suspend Controls, Resume Timer,
Enable MODEM Ring Resume, Enable Battery Low Suspend.
Exit
Save and Exit, Exit (No Save), Default Settings, Restore Settings,
Version Info.
BIOS Utilities
Initiating the System Configuration Utility
The System Configuration Utility (SCU) can be accessed by pressing the Ctrl,
Alt, and S keys simultaneously when you turn on your computer and see this
message:
<CTRL-ALT-S> to enter System Configuration Utility
This message lasts only a few seconds and if you don’t respond in time, the
computer will initiate the boot process. If you were unable to enter the SCU,
you must reboot the system and try again.
Note
During startup, if
your computer
has a logo screen
or picture appear
instead of the
POST screen,
wait until a cursor appears in the
top right corner
before hitting
<CTRL-ALT-S>
to enter the SCU.
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Notebook screen as it appears when you enter the SCU.
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Working with the Menu Bar
Use these keys to begin working in the SCU.
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K eys
Action
Alt
Highlights the menu bar.
Left arrow ()
Right arrow ()
Highlighted letters
Selects a menu bar option.
Left mouse button
Down arrow ()
Spacebar
Enter
Opens the menu bar option.
Right mouse button
E sc
Cancels current action.
table 5-2
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Working with the Pull-down Menu
Once your desired menu bar item is highlighted, press Enter or the
down arrow (ê) to
see the pull-down
menu items. You
move about the
pull-down menu
K eys
Tab
Down/Up arrows ()()
Spacebar
with these keys:
Enter
E sc
Action
Moves from one record to another.
Changes the value of a field.
Selects a field.
Allows you to choose:
<OK> to save any changes.
<Cancel> to ignore any changes.
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Quits the current screen.
table 5-3
Some pull-down menu options have an arrow to the right of the
entry. Choose these options by pressing Enter and another screen will be
displayed.
Navigate the
new screen with
the following keys:
K eys
Down/Up arrows ()()
Selects a pull down menu item.
Highlighted letters
Enter
table 5-4
Action
E sc
Enables/Disables the specified
function.
A () indicates the functions is on.
Closes the pull down menu and
saves the changes.
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System Configuration Utility Options
Startup Menu
Item
Setting / Option
Function
Date and
Time
Day/Month/Year
Hour/Minute/Second
Set the date and time.
Enable
Initialize and quickly boot the
system by skipping certain
diagnostic tests.
Disable
Disable the Fast Boot.
F a st B o o t
Hard Disk C
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1 st B o o t
Device
Note
Sample screens of
the various SCU
options are shown
on pages 19 to 21.
CD-ROM
Drive
Specify the system’s 1st choice for
the boot drive.
Diskette A
Hard Disk C
Boot Device
2nd Boot
Device
CD-ROM
Drive
Specify the system’s 2nd choice for
the boot drive.
Diskette A
Hard Disk C
3rd Boot
Device
table 5-5a
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CD-ROM
Drive
Diskette A
Specify the system’s 3rd choice for
the boot drive.
BIOS Utilities
Startup Menu (continued)
Item
Display
Enable
Battery Low
B eep
Enable LCD
Expand Mode
Enable
Power On
B eep
Enable PNP
OS Support
Setting / Option
Function
LC D
Activate the system’s LCD panel.
CRT
Activate an external monitor.
LCD + CRT
Activate both the LCD and the
CRT.
Enable
A series of warning beeps will
sound when the battery power is
low.
Disable
Disable the above.
Enable
Stretch the display to fill the entire
screen of the LCD panel.
Disable
Disable the above.
Enable
Enable Power On Beep
Disable
Disable Power On Beep
Enable
Enable PNP OS Support
Disable
Disable PNP OS Support
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table 5-5b
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Startup Menu (continued)
Item
5
Caution:
If you choose to
set a boot password, NEVER
forget your password, the consequences could be
serious. If you
cannot remember
your boot password you must
contact your
vendor and you
may lose all of the
information on
your HDD.
Display OEM
logo
Enable
S/PDIF digital
output
Setting / Option
Function
Enable
Enable the feature to display the
OEM logo during system boot.
Disable
Disable the feature to display the
OEM logo during system boot.
Enable
Enable S/PDIF digital output
Disable
Disable S/PDIF digital output
Enter old Power-On
Password
B oot
Password
Enter new Power-On
Password
Verify new Power-On
Password
Set a password for booting the
computer.
Only users who enter a correct
password can boot the system.
Enable Password to
Power-On
Enter old Set-Up Password
SC U
Password
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Enter new Set-Up Password
Verify new Set-Up Password
Enable Password to Set-Up
Set a password for modifying the
SCU. Only users who enter the
correct password can change the
SCU.
BIOS Utilities
Memory Menu
It em
Set t in g s / Op t io n s
Fu n c t i o n
8 MB
VGA Shared
Memory
16 MB
Select the VGA shared memory size
32 MB
64 MB
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Important: The value for VGA shared memory must be greater than
the amount of RAM in your computer!
In the SCU utility you are able to set the value for the VGA Shared Memory.
The default is 8MB. If you choose to set the VGA Shared Memory to the maximum of 64MB YOU MUST have more than 64MB of RAM in your computer. If
the VGA Shared Memory equals the amount of RAM you will be unable to boot
your computer. The only way to correct this error and be able to boot your
computer again would be to add more RAM.
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Disks Menu
Item
Setting / Option
None
Diskette Drives
Drive A
1.44 MB
Function
Specify the drive type for
the diskette drive A.
Drive Enabled
Primary HDD
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Multiple Sector
Mode
PIO Mode
IDE Settings
CD-ROM / DVDROM
Drive Enabled
IDE UDMA
33/66/100
Function
Enable
Enable enhanced IDE
settings.
PIO Mode
Disable
Enable
IDE 32Bit I/O
Disable
Enable or Disable IDE
Ultra DMA-33/66/100
(ATA-33/66/100) function.
Enable or Disable 32-bit
communications between
CPU and IDE controller.
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Components Menu
It em
Set t in g / Op t io n
Fu n c t i o n
None
COM B I/O
settings
COM1, 3F8, IRQ4
COM2, 2F8, IRQ3
Specify the COM B configuration. (COM3 &
COM4 only for DOS mode and non-PnP OS).
COM3, 3E8, IRQ10
COM4, 2E8, IRQ11
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Normal (16550)
COM Ports
Mode setting
for COM B
IrDA (HPSIR)
Define the COM B hardware.
ASK IR
FAST IR
DMA 0
DMA setting
for FAST IR
DMA 1
Specify the Fast IR DMA configuration.
DMA 3
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Components Menu (cont’d)
It em
Set t in g / Op t io n
Fu n c t i o n
None
Port
Address
LPT1, Addr 378,
IRQ7
LPT2, Addr 278,
IRQ5
LPT3, Addr 3BC,
IRQ7
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Standard AT
(Centronics)
LPT Port
Port
Definition
Specify the LPT port configuration.
Bi-directional
(PS/2)
Enchanced Parallel
(EPP)
Extended
Capabilities (ECP)
DMA setting
for ECP
mode
EPP Type
PS/2
Mouse Port
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DMA 1
Specify the ECP DMA configuration.
DMA 3
EPP 1.7
Epp 1.9
Specify the EPP type.
Enable
Enable the system's trackpad or an external
PS/2 mouse.
Disable
Disable the trackpad or PS/2 mouse if an
external mouse is connected to COM A port.
BIOS Utilities
Components Menu (cont’d)
Item
Setting / Option
Keyboard
Numlock
Enable
Function
Specify whether Num Lock is on or off at
system boot time.
Disable
2 cp s
6 cp s
Key Repeat
Rate
1 0 cp s
1 5 cp s
The rate (characters per second) at which a
key repeats while pressed.
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2 0 cp s
Keyboard
Repeat
3 0 cp s
1/4 sec
Key Delay
1/2 sec
3/4 sec
The amount of time (seconds) that will pass
after a pressed key starts to repeat.
1 se c
TV Mode
TV Modes
Selection
NTSC
PAL
Select the television standard you intend to
use with the TV-out port.
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Power Menu
It em
Set t in g / Op t io n
Fu n c t i o n
Enable
Enable Power Saving
Enable/Disable all power saving features.
Disable
Enable
Low Power Saving
Disable
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Medium Power
Saving
Enable
Disable
Enable
High Power Saving
Disable
This setting results in maximum performance and
the shortest battery life.
This setting results in moderate performance and
battery life.
This setting results in minimum performance and
the longest battery life.
5 S ec
10 S ec
20 S ec
Customize
D i sk
Standby
30 S ec
1 Min
5 Min
10 Min
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Always On
The hard disk will enter standby mode if it is not
accessed within the specified period. Hard disk
power will be restored when the disk drive is
a cce sse d .
BIOS Utilities
Power menu (cont’d)
It em
Set t in g / Op t io n
Power
Button
Function *
Power
On/Off
Suspend /
Resume
Suspend Controls
Suspend
Type
Resume Timer
Enable MODEM Ring
Resume
Enable Battery Low
Suspend
Alarm
Resume
Suspend to
D i sk
Powered
on
Suspend
Fu n c t i o n
The power button is used to turn the system
on or off.
Pressing the power button for more than four
seconds will generate a power button override
event to switch the system from a working
state to the Soft-Off state.
Specify the suspend mode for power
management.
Enable
System resumes from the configured suspend
mode when the resume alarm timer expires.
Disable
Disable the above.
Resume
Month/Day/Hour/Minute
The system will resume at the specified time
(month, day, hour and minute).
Enable
Resume the system from STR or POS mode
when a modem ring is detected (which
modem should be connected to the serial
port).
Disable
Disable the above.
Enable
Automatically suspend the system to disk
upon a low battery condition.
*
The power button
acts as a suspend/resume
button for switching the system
between a working state and the
suspend mode.
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Disable
Disable the above.
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Exit Menu
Item
5
Function
Save and Exit
Save the current settings and reboot the system.
Exit (No Save)
Exit without saving any changes.
Default
Settings
Restore the default settings (the original ones found in ROM).
Restore
Settings
Restore the current setup to the previous ones.
Version Info
Show the current BIOS version information.
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SCU Screen samples
Startup Screen
5
Memory Screen
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Disks Screen
5
Components Screen
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BIOS Utilities
Power Screen
5
Exit Screen
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Driver and OS installation
Chapter 6. Driver and OS installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions for installing device drivers and
utilities, for more detailed information please refer to your operating system's
manual or the product manual supplied with the device you wish to install. The
information here has been designed for users with basic computer knowledge
though inexperienced users may also find this section helpful. (In this chapter,
we assume the CD-ROM drive as drive D.)
– Installing Windows 98 SE (For reference only)
– Installing Windows Me (For reference only)
– Installing Windows 2000 (For reference only)
– Installing Drivers in Windows 98 SE
– Installing Drivers in Windows Me
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– Installing Drivers in Windows 2000
– Installing Drivers in Windows NT4.0
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Installing Windows 98 SE (for reference only)
Note
If your Windows
98 SE CD-ROM
disk is bootable,
you can change
the BIOS Setup
Utility to boot
from the CDROM and install
Windows 98 SE
accordingly.
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1. Start DOS.
2. Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
3. Type “setup”, then press Enter.
4. When the “Windows 98 Setup” program initializes, click Continue.
5. The “License Agreement” dialog box appears. Select “I accept the Agreement” and click Next.
6. For “Windows Product key”, enter the product’s ID number and press Next.
7. The “Select Directory” dialog box appears. Select the path of “C:\Windows”,
or type another path if you prefer. Then click Next.
8. When you see “Setup Options”, select “Portable” and click Next.
9. Follow the on-screen instructions and choose the recommended options.
10. Restart your computer.
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Installing Windows Me (for reference only)
1. Start DOS.
2. Insert the Windows Me CD-ROM.
3. Type “setup”, then press Enter.
4. Hit Enter
5. Windows will perform a routine check on your system when finished select
Exit.
6. Windows Me will now begin installation
7. When the “Windows Millennium Edition Setup Wizard screen appears
select Next.
8. When the “License Agreement” dialog box appears. Select “I accept the
Agreement” and click Next.
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9. At the “Windows Product key” prompt, enter the product’s ID number and
press Next.
10. When the “Select Directory” dialog box appears. Select the path
“C:\Windows”, or type another path if you prefer. Then click Next.
11. When you see “Setup Options”, select “Portable” and click Next.
12. Enter name and company and select Next.
13. Choose “Install the most common components (Recommended)” and Select
Next.
14. In the Network identification window just select Next.
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15. Choose your country.
16. Choose your time zone.
17. Insert a blank floppy disk for use as an emergency startup disk. (this can
be done later if no floppy is available. .
18. Click Finish and wait while Windows Me installs.
19. When finished select OK to restart your computer.
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Installing Windows 2000 (for reference only)
1. Start DOS.
2. Insert the Windows 2000 Installation CD-ROM disk.
3. Change the directory to I386 or where the file “WINNT.exe” is located.
4. Type “WINNT”, and press Enter.
5. The “Windows 2000 Setup” appears, press Enter to continue.
6. “Windows 2000 Professional Setup” starts copying files to your HDD.
7. After copying, press Enter to restart your computer.
8. After entering “Windows 2000 Professional Setup”, press Enter to “set up
Windows 2000 now”.
9. Press F8 for “Windows 2000 Licensing Agreement”.
10.Select the partition (drive) where you want to install Windows 2000, and
Note
The installation
steps could be a
bit different depending on your
system’s status.
For details, refer
to your Windows
2000 manual.
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press Enter.
11.Choose the file system you want and press Enter. (Usually choose the
“FAT” file system.)
12.To format the drive (partition), press F. (Please note all data on the formatted drive will be lost.)
13.Setup will proceed with formatting, file-copying, and reboot the system.
14.When the system enters Windows 2000, follow the on-screen instructions
and press Next.
15.When Windows asks for Your Product Key, type the product’s ID number
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and then press Next.
16.Continue to press Next until Setup starts to install various components,
and performs its final tasks.
17.Click Finish to complete Windows 2000 Setup Wizard.
18.The computer will restart Windows 2000 automatically.
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Installing Drivers in Windows 98 SE
Step 1: Installing the VGA Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Video\Win9X\Setup.exe
4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file.
Step 2: Installing the Audio Driver
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A: Installing the Audio Driver without S/PDIF output support
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Audio\Setup.exe
4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
B: Installing the Audio Driver with S/PDIF output support
1: Remove the previous audio driver if already installed.
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2: Reboot the computer and go to the SCU by pressing Ctrl+Alt+S.
3: Enable S/PDIF digital output feature (Startup menu) and exit SCU.
4: Start Windows, and insert the DVD driver disk to install DVD driver and
application. The installation program automatically runs when you insert
the DVD disk into the DVD-ROM drive.
5: After completing installing DVD driver and player, click Start and select
Settings and Control Panel.
6: Double click the System icon.
7: Click the Device Manager tab.
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8: Select the DVD-ROM type device located under “CDROM.”.
9: Click the Properties button.
10: Click the Settings tab, and enable DMA mode.
11: Restart the computer.
12: Click Start and select Run.
13: Type D:\Audio\Setup.exe -vxd and press OK to install the audio driver.
14: After the computer restarts, open the DVD application, and choose either
Properties or Configuration option to enable S/PDIF output feature.
Step 3: Installing the Hot Key Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Ap-key\CNK001.exe
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4: Run CNK001.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
Step 4: Installing the LAN Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Open the path to D:\Lan\Setup.exe.
4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart the computer now.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
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Step 5: Installing the PCMCIA Driver (Optional)
1: Click Start.
2: Select Settings and Control Panel.
3: Double click the System icon.
4: Click the Device Manager tab.
5: Locate the “Generic Card Bus Controller” under “PCMCIA socket”.
6: Select “Generic Card Bus Controller.”
7: Choose Remove and click Refresh.
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8: The “Add New Hardware Wizard” dialog box appears. Press Next.
9: Select “Search for the better driver for your device” and press Next.
10: Select “Specify a location” and choose Browse to specify the location to
D:\Pcmcia\PCMCIA.inf, then press OK.
11: Follow the on-screen instructions and press Next.
12: Click Finish to complete the setup.
13: Restart your computer.
Step 6: Installing the Modem Driver (Optional)
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1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
Click Start.
Select Settings and Control Panel.
Double click the System icon.
Click the Device Manager tab.
Locate the “PCI Communication Device” under “Other devices”.
6:
7:
8:
9:
Double click “PCI Communication Device.”
Click the Driver tab and choose Update Driver.
Press Next.
Select “Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now”
and press Next.
10: Select “Specify a location” and choose Browse to specify the location to
D:\Mdc\Win98. Press OK.
11: Follow the on-screen instructions and press Next.
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12: Click Finish to complete the setup.
13: Click Close to close the Properties window and restart your computer.
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Installing Drivers in Windows Me
Step 1: Installing the VGA Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Video\Win9X\Setup.exe
4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file.
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Step 2: Installing the Audio Driver
A: Installing the Audio Driver without S/PDIF output support
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Audio\Setup.exe
4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
B: Installing the Audio Driver with S/PDIF output support
1: Remove the previous audio driver if already installed.
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2: Reboot the computer and go to the SCU by pressing Ctrl+Alt+S.
3: Enable S/PDIF digital output feature (Startup menu) and exit SCU.
4: Start Windows, and insert the DVD driver disk to install DVD driver and
application. The installation program automatically runs when you insert
the DVD disk into the DVD-ROM drive.
5: After completing installing DVD driver and player, click Start and select
Settings and Control Panel.
6: Double click the System icon.
7: Click the Device Manager tab.
8: Select the DVD-ROM type device located under “CDROM.”.
9: Click the Properties button.
10: Click the Settings tab, and enable DMA mode.
11: Restart the computer.
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12: Click Start and select Run.
13: Type D:\Audio\Setup.exe -vxd and press OK to install the audio driver.
14: After the computer restarts, open the DVD application, and choose either
Properties or Configuration option to enable S/PDIF output feature.
Step 3: Installing the Hot Key Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Ap-key\CNK001.exe
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4: Run CNK001.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
Step 4: Installing the LAN Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Open the path to D:\Lan\Setup.exe.
4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
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6: Click Finish to restart the computer now.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
Step 5: Installing the Modem Driver (Optional)
1: Click Start.
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
Select Settings and Control Panel.
Double click the System icon.
Click the Device Manager tab.
Locate the “PCI Communication Device” under “Other devices”.
Double click “PCI Communication Device.”
7: Click the Driver tab and choose Update Driver.
8: Press Next.
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9: Select “Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now”
and press Next.
10: Select “Specify a location” and choose Browse to specify the location to
D:\Mdc\Win98. Press OK.
11: Follow the on-screen instructions and press Next.
12: Click Finish to complete the setup.
13: Click Close to close the Properties window and restart your computer.
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Installing Drivers in Windows 2000
Step 1: Installing the SiSIDE Utility
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Open the path to D:\SiSIDE\Win2000\SISIDE.EXE
4: Run Siside.exe and then restart Windows.
For more information on this, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
Step 2: Installing the VGA Driver
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1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
Click Start.
Select Run.
Open the path to D:\Video\Win2000\Setup.exe.
Run Setup.exe.
Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
Click Finish to restart the computer now.
7: Click Start.
8: Select Run.
9: Open the path to D:\Video\Win2000\AGP\Setup.exe
10:Run Setup.exe
11:Follow the on-screen instructions and continue to Press Next.
12:Click Finish to restart the computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file.
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Step 3: Installing the Audio Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Audio\Setup.exe
4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
Step 4: Installing the Hot Key Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3:
4:
5:
6:
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Specify the path to D:\Ap-key\CNK001.exe
Run CNK001.exe.
Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
Click Finish to restart your computer.
Step 5: Installing the LAN Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Open the path to D:\Lan\Setup.exe.
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4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart the computer now.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
Step 6: Installing the Modem Driver (Optional)
1: Click Start.
2: Select Settings and Control Panel.
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3:
4:
5:
6:
Double click the System icon.
Click the Hardware tab and choose Device Manager.
Locate “PCI Simple Communications Controller” under “Other devices”.
Click “PCI Simple Communications Controller” with the right button.
7: Choose Properties.
8: Click the Driver tab and choose Update Driver.
9: Press Next to continue the installation.
10: Select “Search for a suitable driver for my device” and press Next.
11: Select “Specify a location” and press Next.
12: Choose Browse to specify the path to D:\Mdc\Win2000. Press Open.
13: Click OK.
14: Click Next to install the driver.
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15: Click Finish to complete the setup.
16: Close the Properties window and restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
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Installing Drivers in Windows NT4.0
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Note
Step 1: Installing the VGA Driver
After installing
1: Click Start.
Windows NT4.0,
please install the
2: Select Settings and Control Panel.
Service Pack 3 or
3: Double click the Display icon.
above to enhance
4: Click the Settings tab.
the functions.
Download the
5: Click Display Type.
latest Service
6: Click Change.
Pack version from
the Microsoft web
7: Click Have Disk.
site.
8: Choose Browse and specify the path to D:\Video\Nt40. Press Open.
9: Choose OK.
10: Press OK again.
11: If a “Third-party Drivers” dialog box asking if you want to install the
driver appears, click Yes.
12: Close the Properties window and restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file.
Step 2: Installing the Audio Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3: Specify the path to D:\Audio\Setup.exe
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4: Run Setup.exe.
5: Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
6: Click Finish to restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
Step 3: Installing the Hot Key Driver
1: Click Start.
2: Select Run.
3:
4:
5:
6:
Specify the path to D:\Ap-key\CNK001.exe
Run CNK001.exe.
Follow the on-screen instructions, and continue to press Next.
Click Finish to restart your computer.
Note
Before installing
the LAN driver,
go to the SCU by
pressing
CTRL+ALT+S
on boot, and
disable PNP OS
Support (Startup
menu) and set
COM B to “None”
(Components
menu).
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Step 4: Installing the LAN Driver
1: Click Start.
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
Select Settings and Control Panel.
Double click the Network icon.
Click Yes when asked if you want to install Networking.
Click Next.
Click Select from list.
7: Click Have Disk.
8: Specify the path to D:\Lan\Nt40. Press OK.
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Note
Before installing
the Modem
driver, go to SCU
by pressing
CTRL+ALT+S
on boot, and
disable PNP OS
Support (Startup
menu) and set
COM B to “None”
(Components
menu).
9: Click OK again to accept the driver.
10: Follow the on-screen instructions and continue to click Next.
- If you are prompted for Windows NT Setup, insert the Windows NT CD
disk and specify to the CD-ROM drive. Then follow the on-screen
instructions, and continue to press Continue.
- When prompted whether you wish to use DHCP, choose No.
- When the “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” window appears, configure the
setting according to your PC’s status and click OK.
- Follow the on-screen instructions and continue to press Next.
11:Click Finish and restart the computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
Step 5: Installing the Modem Driver (Optional)
1: Click Start.
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
Select Run.
Specify the path to D:\Mdc\Nt40\Setup.exe.
Run Setup.exe.
Press Next.
Select an appropriate Com Port for the modem and click Next.
7: Press Next.
8: Select “Don’t detect my modem; I will select it from a list”, and press Next.
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9: Click Have Disk.
10: Choose Browse and specify the path to D:\Mdc\Nt40. Press Open.
11: Choose OK.
12: Press Next.
13: Select the same port you choose in the earlier step, and click Next.
14: Follow the on-screen instructions, and press Next.
15: Click Finish to complete the setup.
16: Close the Properties window and click Finish to restart your computer.
For more information on the driver, refer to the Readme file under the directory.
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Troubleshooting
Chapter 7. Troubleshooting
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting the computer vendor, you may want to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists
some common problems and their possible solutions.
The chapter includes:
– Audio
– Battery
– Boot Password
–
–
–
–
CD
Floppy Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
Hardware Installation
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– LCD Panel
– Memory Module
– PC Card
– Power
– Printer
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Audio
Problem: The speaker cannot be heard.
Solution: The volume might be set too low, please check the volume control.
Problem: The volume is too high (or too low).
Solution: The volume is not correctly set, please check the volume control.
Problem: The headphone doesn’t work.
Solution 1: The volume level is not correctly set, please check the volume
control.
Solution 2: The headphone is plugged into the wrong jack.
Solution 3: There is no audio source.
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Note
Make sure the
battery is totally
used up before
recharging and
make sure you
recharge the
battery to full
capacity each
time you recharge
it.
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Battery
Problem: The battery pack will not charge.
Solution 1: The battery pack is exposed to an excessively hot or cold environment. Place the battery in a suitable environment and after it returns to normal temperature try again.
Solution 2: The battery may be bad and may need to be replaced, call your
vendor for more details.
Troubleshooting
Problem: The battery pack will not charge and the charge indicator
light is off.
Solution 1: The battery is already fully charged and the indicator light is
broken.
Solution 2: The battery pack is exposed to an excessively hot or cold environment. Place the battery in a suitable environment and after it returns to normal temperature try again.
Solution 3: The battery may be bad and may need to be replaced, call your
vendor for more details.
Problem: A beeping sound is heard and the low-battery indicator is on.
Solution: The battery power is nearly used up. Connect the AC adapter to
your computer or press the Fn + F3 key combination to enter suspend mode.
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Problem: A beep isn’t heard when the low-battery indicator turns on,
or the gauge indicates power is less than 10%.
Solution: The battery power is nearly used up and the volume control may be
turned down. Please adjust the volume control and connect the computer with
the AC adapter.
Problem: Actual battery operating time is shorter than expected.
Solution 1: The battery is exposed to excessively high or low temperatures.
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Suitable operating conditions are between 32°F and 113°F (0°C and 45°C) while
the ideal temperature for battery operation is between 50°F and 95°F (10°C and
35°C).
Solution 2: Make sure the battery is fully discharged and recharge it completely before reusing.
Solution 3: Power management has been turned off, turn the power management back on.
Solution 4: A peripheral device or PC card is consuming a lot of power. Turn
off the unused device to save power.
Solution 5: Previously the battery was given only a partial charge. Always
fully charge the battery after it has been totally used up.
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Boot Password
Problem: You forget the boot password.
Solution: If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of
the CMOS. Call your vendor for help.
CD
Problem: The compact disk tray will not open when there is a disk in
the tray.
Solution: The compact disk is not correctly placed in the tray, gently try to
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remove the disk using the eject hole.
Problem: The compact disk cannot be read.
Solution 1: The compact disk is not correctly placed in the tray.
Solution 2: The compact disk is dirty. Please clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner
kit.
Problem: A music compact disk can be read while a data disk can
not.
Solution: There may be a problem with the disk hardware or software. Refer
to your operating system manual for more information on the software and
make sure you have the correct software installed for running video compact
disks. If the proper software is properly installed and a problem still exists,
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contact your vendor about a possible hardware problem.
Problem: All compact disks cannot be read.
Solution 1: The Windows system does not recognize the CD-ROM drive or the
CD-ROM drive is not compatible with other devices. Make sure you have the
CD-ROM drive properly installed and configured.
Solution 2: The CD-ROM drive is dirty, please clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner
kit.
Solution 3: There may be a problem with the disk hardware or software. Refer
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to your operating system manual for more information on the software and
make sure you have the proper software installed for using compact disks. If
the correct software is properly installed, contact your vendor about a hardware
problem.
Floppy Disk Drive (FDD)
Problem: The floppy disk drive will not write data to disk.
Solution 1: The floppy disk is not formatted. Format the disk.
Solution 2: The floppy disk is write-protected. Undo the protection.
Solution 3: You specified an incorrect disk drive.
Solution 4: There is not enough unused space available on the disk. Please
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use a new disk or delete any unneeded data.
Problem: The disk drive will not read the disk.
Solution 1: The disk is not formatted.
Solution 2: The disk is damaged.
Solution 3: An incorrect disk type is used.
Problem: The message “Invalid-system disk” appears.
Solution: The computer is trying to boot from an incorrect floppy disk. Please
remove the floppy and insert a correct one before restarting the computer.
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Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Problem: The computer takes longer during START UP.
Solution 1: Data saved on the hard disk drive may be lost or damaged. Please
operate the disk scan or disk defragmenter to check for any lost or damaged
data.
Solution 2: As in low battery status, the computer is waking up from the suspend mode.
Hardware Installation
Problem: The computer will not recognize the device as part of the
system.
Solution 1: The new device is not powered on, please power on the device, then
restart the computer.
Solution 2: You did not properly configure the system for the new device or
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install the device. Try reconfiguring the device or reinstalling the device using
the device manual and drivers.
Solution 3: The computer is not properly connected to the device. Please make
sure the device is properly connected with the computer.
Solution 4: You did not properly configure the system for the new device.
Please reconfigure the system according to the instructions which came with
the new device.
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LCD Panel
Problem: The fonts are too dark.
Solution: The brightness or contrast is not correctly set. Press the Fn + F7 or
Fn + F8 key combinations (only with a DSTN panel) to adjust the contrast. Use
Fn + F9 or Fn + F10 to adjust the brightness.
Problem:
The screen is blank.
Solution 1: The panel may be set for an external monitor, please reset to normal display using the hot keys.
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Solution 2: The screen saver is activated, please press any key or touch the
trackpad to return to your display.
Solution 3: The brightness or contrast needs to be adjusted.
Solution 4: The system is in suspend mode. Please press any key or touch the
trackpad to wake up the computer.
Problem: The LCD panel displays incorrect fonts or blinks when the
computer is connected with an external monitor.
Solution: The external monitor resolution exceeds what the LCD panel can
support. Please disconnect the external monitor and restart the computer.
Memory Module
Problem:
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The computer will not boot.
Troubleshooting
Solution: An incorrect type of memory module is installed. Make sure a correct module is installed.
Problem:
Solution:
The memory capacity is insufficient.
The memory is not correctly configured for the application.
Maksure the memory is correctly configured for the application.
Problem:
Solution:
The detected memory capacity is not correct.
A memory module is not correctly installed or not compatible with
your computer.
Problem:
Solution:
The message “out of memory” is displayed.
The memory configuration is not correctly set or the memory is not
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enough to run the application.
Problem: The message “insufficient memory” is displayed.
Solution: The application cannot be operated since all the memory is used
up.
PC Card
Problem: The PC card cannot be configured.
Solution: The PC card is not supported.
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Problem: The system cannot recognize the PC card.
Solution 1: The PC card is not inserted into the socket or inserted incorrectly.
Solution 2: The PC card driver is not installed.
Solution 3: The PC card or card driver is not compatible with the computer.
Problem:
A beep sound is not heard while the PC card is inserted.
Solution: The beep sound control is closed.
Power
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Problem: The computer will not boot when the battery pack is not
inserted.
Solution 1: The power cord is not correctly connected with the AC adapter.
Make sure the power cord is firmly plugged into a grounded outlet and the
computer.
Solution 2: The outlet does not work, use another outlet.
Problem: The system has automatically entered suspend mode.
Solution 1: The system’s temperature is too high, let it cool before using.
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Solution 2: The system has entered suspend mode after a specified period of
time. Press any key to wake up the computer.
Printer
Problem: The printer cannot be added to the system.
Solution: The printer power is off or the printer is not correctly connected to
the computer.
Problem:
The printer will not work.
Solution 1: The printer is not turned on, please turn on the printer.
Solution 2: The printer is not properly connected. Please make sure the
printer is properly connected.
Solution 3: There is no paper in the printer. Please put more paper in the
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printer.
Solution 4: The printer driver is not installed or is configured incorrectly.
Please check to see that the printer is properly installed and configured.
Solution 5: The printer is a network printer and it is not properly connected to
the network.
Problem: The printer prints incorrect data.
Solution 1: The printer driver is not installed or configured correctly.
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Solution 2: The printer connector is not correctly connected.
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Appendix A. Specifications
Appendix A. Specifications
Processor
- Intel Celeron 566/600/633/667/700/733/766/800 MHz
- Intel Pentium !!! 700/733/750/800/850/866/933 MHz with SpeedStep technology
- CPU Package: µPGA2
Memory
- Two 144-pin SO-DIMM sockets
- Support PC-133/PC-100 SDRAM (3.3V)
- Expandable up to 512MB, depending on 32/64/128/256 MB SO-DIMM modules
BIOS
- Insyde BIOS with Smart Battery
- One 256KB Flash ROM
- Support ACPI 1.0B compliant
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- Plug & Play 1.0a
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LCD
- 13.3”/14.1” XGA TFT color panel
Display
- UMA Architecture with 8/16/32 System Memory sharable as Display Memory
- Ultra AGP (AGP 4X Performance)
- 128-bit 2D / 3D Graphics Engine
- Motion Compensation and IDCT for DVD Content Playback Accelerator
- Fully DirectX 6 Compliant Graphics Engine
Storage
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- One fixed 3.5” 3-mode FDD
- One easy-change bay for DVD-ROM (12.7mm height)/24X-speed CD-ROM
- One easy-change 2.5” 9.5mm/12.7mm (height) HDD
- Support DMA mode 2/ PIO mode 4/ ATA-33/ ATA-66/ ATA-100 IDE HDD
Audio
- AC’97 2.1 Compliant
- Compatible with Sound Blaster PRO/16
- Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer
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- DirectSound 3D Accelerator
- Full-duplex
- S/P-DIF Output
- Virtual AC3
- Built in microphone
- Built in 2 speakers
PC Card Sockets
- One Type II PCMCIA 3.3V/5V socket
- Support CardBus (PC Card 95)
Pointing Device
- Built in TrackPad (PS/2)
Input/Output
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- One IEEE 1394 port
- One parallel port, support ECP/EPP 1.7 and 1.9
- One PS/2 port for external keyboard/mouse
- One external CRT monitor port
- Fast Infrared (FIR) file transfer, IrDA 1.1 or ASKIR (SHARP standard)
- One jack for microphone or S/PDIF output
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- One speaker-out jack
- Dual USB ports
- One RJ-45 jack for 100M/10M LAN or 56K MDC Modem (Option)
- DC-in jack
Communications
- Wireless Infrared transfer IrDA 1.1, 1cm~1M operating distance, 4Mbps FIR
- 56K MDC Modem with V.90 compliant (Option) or 100M/10M LAN on board
Power Management
- Support APM 1.2
- Support ACPI 1.0B
- Soft Off by system power button
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- Support suspend to disk
- Battery low suspend
- Resume from alarm time
- Resume from modem ring
Power
- Full Range 65 watts AC adapter – AC in 100~240V, 47~63Hz
- Support Smart Lithium-Ion Battery
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Size & Weight
- 308mm(w) x 254mm(d) x 37.5mm(h)
- 3.2 kg with Lithium-Ion battery
Keyboard
- A4-Size Win 98 keyboard includes numeric keypad and application hot keys for
E-mail, www browser and API
Environment
- Temperature:
Operating:
Non-Operating:
- Relative Humidity:Operating:
Non-Operating:
5°C ~ 35°C
-20°C ~ 60°C
20% ~ 80%
10% ~ 90%
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Optional
- DVD-ROM Drive (12.7mm height)
- Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- Car Adapter
- 56K MDC Modem
- DVD Player Driver Software
- CD-RW Drive (12.7mm height)
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Notes:
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Glossary
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AC (Alternating Current) - The power from a standard household electrical
outlet.
adapter - A device that allows compatibility between different equipment. An
AC adapter converts AC current to DC current which is needed to operate a
computer.
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) - A high-speed graphics port that provides a
direct connection between the display adapter and memory
application - A program such as a word processor, database or image editor.
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BIOS (Basic Input Output System) - An essential set of routines in a PC, which
is stored on a chip and provides an interface between the operating system and
the hardware.
bit (binary digit) - The smallest unit of information on a machine. If a computer
is a 32-bit machine it may mean that its data registers are 32 bits wide or that it
uses 32 bits to identify each address in memory.
boot - The loading of the operating system and other basic software which occurs when you start-up the computer.
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bus - A collection of wires through which data is transmitted from one part of a
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computer to another.
byte (binary term) - A unit of storage capable of holding a single character. On
almost all modern computers, a byte is equal to 8 bits.
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cache - When you cache something you improve the speed of access to it by
moving it one stage closer to the CPU.
CardBus - A 32-bit version of the PCMCIA PC Card standard.
CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read Only Memory) - A format used to store data
such as text, graphics or stereo sound. Also refers to the drive which can read
this format.
configuration - The makeup of a system. To “configure” is to choose options in
order to create a custom system
CPU (Central Processing Unit) - The computing part of the computer. It controls the interpretation and execution of instructions.
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D
DC (Direct Current) - Power which a computer requires for operation.
DIP switch - A series of tiny switches built into circuit boards which enable
you to configure a circuit board for a particular type of computer or application.
DOS (Disk Operating System) - Developed by Microsoft, it was the standard
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operating system for IBM-compatible personal computers.
DRAM - The most common type of computer RAM, called D-RAM or DRAM.
driver - A program that controls a device. Every device, whether it be a printer,
disk drive, or keyboard, must have a driver program.
DVD - Originally called Digital Video Disc since it was used mostly for video,
now called Digital Versatile Disc, similar to a CD only with greater storage
capacity.
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flash BIOS - BIOS which can be updated.
flash memory - A memory chip that keeps its information even when the computer is powered off. Used in BIOS which can be updated, like the system in
your computer.
flash ROM BIOS - see flash BIOS.
function key - The keys F1, F2, … which have specific functions assigned to
them. By pressing one of the function keys you can execute certain commands
depending on the computer and operating system you are using.
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G
GB (Gigabyte) - A unit of storage, one gigabyte is equal to 1,024 megabytes.
H
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Hot key - see function keys.
I
interface - Something that connects two separate things. Hardware interface
connects the computer to attached hardware such as a printer.
I/O (Input/Ouput) - Term used when your computer needs data entered (input)
or has data to go to another source such as a printer or floppy disk (output).
IrDA (Infrared Data Association) - IrDA ports allow a laptop to exchange data
or use a printer without a cable connection.
J
jack - A connector used primarily to connect external devices to your computer
such as a microphone, video source, phone line, etc..
jumper - A metal bridge that closes an electrical circuit. They are sometimes
used to configure expansion boards.
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K
KB (Kilobyte) - A unit of storage, one kilobyte is equal to 1024 bytes.
L
LAN (Local Area Network) - A communications network within a confined
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physical area. It is made up of servers, workstations, a network operating system
and a communications link.
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) - A display technology that uses rod-shaped molecules (liquid crystals) that flow like liquid and bend light.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) - an electronic device that lights up when electricity is passed through it. The indicator lights on the computer are LEDs.
load - To copy a program from some source, such as a disk or tape, into memory
for execution.
Lithium-Ion battery - A type of battery which is ideal for notebook computers
because of its light weight and high energy density. Also, lithium-ion batteries
do not use poisonous metals, such as lead, mercury or cadmium.
M
MB (Megabyte) - 1,048,576 bytes or 1024 KB
memory - Area in the computer where information is stored on chips, an example is RAM.
MHz - One MHz represents one million cycles per second. The speed of micro-
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processors, called the clock speed, is measured in megahertz.
MMX - A type of microprocessor that can handle many common multimedia
operations that are normally handled by a separate sound or video card.
mode - An operational state that a system has been switched to.
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modem (modulate-demodulate) - A device that adapts a computer to a telephone line by converting the computer’s digital pulses into audio frequencies for
the telephone when sending. And the reverse when receiving a signal from the
telephone line.
module - Referring to hardware, a module is a self-contained component.
mouse - The most popular pointing device. It was called a mouse because it
more or less resembled one, with the cord being the mouse’s tail.
N
NiMH battery - Batteries which are common in notebook computers and contain Nickel-Metal Hydride.
P
parallel port - A socket on a computer used to connect a printer or other parallel device via the computer’s parallel interface.
parallel printer - A printer that receives information from a computer one
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character (letter, number, etc.) at a time.
partition - A reserved part of disk or memory that is set aside for some purpose. New hard disks must be partitioned before they can be formatted for the
operating system, this is done with the FDISK utility.
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PC Card - See PCMCIA Card.
PCMCIA Card - A credit-card sized, removable module for portable computers
standardized by PCMCIA. Also known as PC Cards, they are 16-bit devices that
are used to attach modems, network adapters, sound cards, radio transceivers,
solid state disks and hard disks to a portable computer. The PC Card is a “plug
and play” device, which is configured automatically by the Card Services software
PCMCIA is an acronym for Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association which is an international standards body and trade association that
was founded to establish a standard for connecting peripherals to portable computers.
peripheral - Any external device attached to a computer, such as a printer,
disk drive, display monitor, etc..
Plug and Play - The ability to add a new component and have it work without
having to perform any technical analysis or procedure.
PnP - see Plug and Play
POST (Power On Self Test) - A series of built-in diagnostics that are performed
when the computer is booted.
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R
RAM (Random Access Memory) - The memory available to programs, different
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programs will need more or less RAM depending on what they are doing. RAM
is the most common type of memory found in computers.
reboot - To restart a computer.
resume - To restart your computer from suspend mode.
ROM (Read Only Memory) - A memory chip that permanently stores instructions and data. Its contents are created at the time of manufacture and cannot
be altered. ROM chips are used to store control routines in personal computers
(ROM BIOS), peripheral controllers and other electronic equipment.
S
SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) - A type of DRAM that can run at much higher
clock speeds than conventional memory.
serial port - A socket on a computer used to connect a modem, mouse, scanner
or other serial device to the computer.
setup (1) A utility program which modifies the BIOS.
(2) Assembly and adjustment of a computer’s components.
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(3) The preparation of the system for normal operation.
S/PDIF - (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) output, which allows you to
connect your DVD-capable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver producing
high quality sound.
suspend - To stop an operation with the hard disk turned off and the CPU
idling at its slowest speed. This is done to save power when you are not using
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your computer for long periods of time.
T
TFT (Thin Film Transistor) - The term typically refers to active matrix screens
on laptop computers. Active matrix LCD provides a sharper screen display and
broader viewing angle compared to passive matrix.
U
USB (Universal Serial Bus) - A hardware interface for low-speed peripherals
such as the keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and telephony devices.
Devices are plugged directly into a four-pin socket on the PC.
utility - A program that provides file management capabilities, such as sorting,
copying, comparing, listing and searching, as well as diagnostic and measurement routines that check the health and performance of the system.
V
VGA (Video Graphics Array) - The minimum standard for PC video display.
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Z
Zoomed Video (ZV) Port - An extension to the PC Card (PCMCIA) standard
that provides a high transfer rate for video applications on portable computers.
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The ZV Port is built into the notebook computer and activated by plugging in
an MPEG PC Card that is ZV Port-compliant.
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