Recoda M705 Series User`s guide

Recoda M705 Series User`s guide
Portégé® M700/M705
Series User’s Guide
If you need assistance:
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Toshiba’s Support Web site
pcsupport.toshiba.com
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Toshiba Global Support Centre
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
For more information, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on
page 177 in this guide.
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Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Model: Portégé® M700/M705 Series
Recordable and/or ReWritable Drive(s) and
Associated Software Warranty
The computer system you purchased may include Recordable and/or
ReWritable optical media drive(s) and associated software, among the most
advanced data storage technologies available. As with any new technology,
you must read and follow all set-up and usage instructions in the applicable
user guides and/or manuals enclosed or provided electronically. If you fail
to do so, this product may not function properly and you may lose data or
suffer other damage. TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS,
INC. (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT
WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU AGREE THAT TOSHIBA,
ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO
RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY BUSINESS,
PROFITS, PROGRAMS, DATA, NETWORK SYSTEMS OR
REMOVABLE STORAGE MEDIA ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
Protection of Stored Data
For your important data, please make periodic back-up copies of all the data
stored on the hard disk or other storage devices as a precaution against possible
failures, alteration, or loss of the data. IF YOUR DATA IS ALTERED OR
LOST DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF
THE HARD DISK DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AND THE
DATA CANNOT BE RECOVERED, TOSHIBA SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER
DAMAGE RESULTING THEREFROM. WHEN COPYING OR
TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM
WHETHER THE DATA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COPIED OR
TRANSFERRED. TOSHIBA DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR THE
FAILURE TO COPY OR TRANSFER THE DATA CORRECTLY.
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Critical Applications
The computer you have purchased is not designed for any “critical applications.”
“Critical applications” means life support systems, medical applications,
connections to implanted medical devices, commercial transportation, nuclear
facilities or systems or any other applications where product failure could lead to
injury to persons or loss of life or catastrophic property damage.
ACCORDINGLY, TOSHIBA, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS
DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THE USE
OF THE COMPUTER PRODUCTS IN ANY CRITICAL
APPLICATIONS. IF YOU USE THE COMPUTER PRODUCTS IN A
CRITICAL APPLICATION, YOU, AND NOT TOSHIBA, ASSUME
FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH USE.
FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity Information”
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
❖
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
❖
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE
Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this
equipment. Operation with noncompliant peripherals or peripherals not
recommended by Toshiba is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception.
Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer's
parallel port, monitor port, USB port, PS/2 port®, i.LINK® port, HDMI out port and
microphone jack (Port availability depends on model selected). Changes or
modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by Toshiba or parties
authorized by Toshiba could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
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This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Contact either:
❖
Toshiba’s Support Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
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Or call the Toshiba Global Support Centre:
Within the United States at (800) 457-7777
Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273
Industry Canada Requirement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
FCC requirements
The following information is pursuant to FCC CFR 47, Part 68 and refers to
internal modems.
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the bottom of this
equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration
number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested,
the information must be provided to the telephone company.
The modem connects to the telephone line by means of a standard jack called the
USOC RJ11C.
A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC part 68 rules and
requirements adopted by the ACTA. It is designed to be connected to a
compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a
telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of
RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that
may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local
telephone company. For products approved after July 23, 2001, the REN for this
product is part of the product identifier that has the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by the ## are the REN without a
decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is
separately shown on the label.
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Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public
utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for
information.
Telephone Company Procedures
The goal of the telephone company is to provide you with the best service it can.
In order to do this, it may occasionally be necessary for them to make changes in
their equipment, operations or procedures. If these changes might affect your
service or the operation of your equipment, the telephone company will give you
notice, in writing, to allow you to make any changes necessary to maintain
uninterrupted service.
If Problems Arise
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be
required. But if advanced notice is not practical, the telephone company will
notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to
file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty
information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support
Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at
(949) 859-4273. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
Disconnection
If you should ever decide to permanently disconnect your modem from its
present line, please call the telephone company and let them know of this change.
Fax Branding
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any
person to use a computer or other electronic device, including Fax machines, to
send any message unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or
bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date
and time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entity, or other
individual sending the message and the telephone number of the sending
machine or such business, other entity, or individual. (The telephone number
provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for which charges
exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.)
In order to program this information into your fax transmission, refer to the fax
software instructions installed on this computer.
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Alarm Equipment
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone
line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm
equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment,
consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment
1
NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.
This certification means that the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network protective, operational and safety
requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment
Technical Requirements document(s). The Department does not
guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to
be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The
equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection.
The customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions
may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a representative
designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to
this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the
telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the
equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground
connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water
pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be
particularly important in rural areas.
Caution: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves,
but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or
electrician, as appropriate.
2
The user manual of analog equipment must contain the equipment’s
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) and an explanation notice similar
to the following:
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of this device can be found on the
label affixed to your computer.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each
terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of
terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination
on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to
the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the
devices does not exceed 5.
3
The standard connecting arrangement (telephone jack type) for this
equipment is jack type(s): USOC RJ11C.
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Wireless Interoperability
The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be
interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
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The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision A/B/G), as defined
and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi®) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio
frequency range and may interfere with one another. If you use Bluetooth®
and Wireless LAN devices simultaneously, you may occasionally experience
a less than optimal network performance or even lose your network
connection.
If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off your
Bluetooth® or Wireless LAN device.
Please contact Toshiba computer product support on Web site
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or
pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for more information.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for
frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 GHz to 5.35
GHz and 5.65 GHz to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause
interference with and/or damage this device.
Wireless LAN and Your Health
Wireless LAN products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency
electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by Wireless LAN devices
however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless
devices like for example mobile phones.
Because Wireless LAN products operate within the guidelines found in radio
frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless
LAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect
the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels
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and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive
research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of Wireless LAN may be restricted
by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the
organization. These situations may for example include:
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Using the Wireless LAN equipment on board airplanes, or
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In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or
services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a
specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the Wireless LAN device prior to turning on the equipment.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is
far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the
TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card shall be used in such a manner that
the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. The
antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Regulatory Information
The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card must be installed and used in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user
documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the
following radio frequency and safety standards.
Canada – Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located
or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada
limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from
Health Canada’s Web site www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb. The RF device shall not be
co-located with any other transmitter that has not been tested with this
device.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
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L’ utilisation de ce dispositif est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne
doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit être prêt à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même s’il est susceptible de
compromettre son fonctionnement.
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be
operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding.
Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to
licensing.
Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l’objet
d’une licence, il doit etre utilize a l’interieur et devrait etre place loin des fenetres
afin de Fournier un ecram de blindage maximal. Si le matriel (ou son antenne
d’emission) est installe a l’exterieur, il doit faire l’objet d’une licence.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used
indoors for frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for
harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 GHz to 5.35
GHz and 5.65 GHz to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause
interference with and/or damage this device.
NOTE
The above Caution information applies to products that operate with an
802.11a device.
EU Declaration of Conformity
TOSHIBA declares that this product conforms to the following Standards:
Supplementary *The product complies with the
Information:
requirements of the Low Voltage
Directive 73/23/EEC, the EMC Directive
89/336/EEC and/or the R&TTE Directive
1999/5/EC.
This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European
Directives. The party responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH,
Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
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VCCI Class B Information
Modem Warning Notice
Conformity Statement
The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] for panEuropean single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network
(PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different
countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance
of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.
In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the first
instance.
Taiwan
Article 14
Article 17
Unless approved, for any model accredited low power radio frequency
electric machinery, any company, trader or user shall not change the
frequency, increase the power or change the features and functions of the
original design.
Any use of low power radio frequency electric machinery shall not affect
aviation safety and interfere with legal communications. In the event
interference is caused, the use of such electric machinery shall be
immediately discontinued. Operation of such products can be resumed
only when they are modified and can no longer cause interference.
The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio
communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and
regulations.
Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference
from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and medical radio
emission electric machinery.
Using this Equipment in Japan
In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second
generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment
overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station and
specified low-power radio station).
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1. Sticker
Please put the following sticker on devices incorporating this product.
The frequency bandwidth of this equipment may operate within the
same range as industrial devices, scientific devices, medical
devices, microwave ovens, licensed radio stations and non-licensed
specified low-power radio stations for mobile object identification
systems (RFID) used in factory product lines (Other Radio Stations).
1. Before using this equipment, ensure that it does not interfere with
any of the equipment listed above.
2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations,
promptly change the frequency being used, change the location
of use, or turn off the source of emissions.
3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference
caused by this product to Other Radio Stations.
2. Indication
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
(1)
(2) (3)
2.4DSOF4
(4)
1
2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
2
DS: This equipment uses DS-SS modulation.
OF: This equipment uses OFDM modulation.
3
The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m.
4
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from
2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz.
It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems.
3. TOSHIBA Direct PC
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048
Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850
Fax: 03-3457-4868
Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the
Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs to the device class of
radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station
stipulated in the Radio Law and the Telecommunications Business Law of Japan.
The Name of the radio equipment: refer to the equipment label provided on the
computer
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JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS
EQUIPMENT
Approval Number: D01-1128JP
TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER Approval Number: 03NY.A0018,
03GZDA0017
The following restrictions apply:
❖
Do not disassemble or modify the device.
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Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
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5.17 GHz to 5.23 GHz for indoor use only.
Radio Approvals for Wireless Devices
NOTE
The following information is dependent on what type of wireless device is in
your computer. Not all devices are available on all models.
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Atheros
AR5BMB-43/44 and AR5BMB5 Mini PCI Wireless Network
Adapters
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table.
NOTE
This device works on passive scan only.
A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode.
802.11b (2.4 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
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Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
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Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in
European Community Countries
België/
Belgique:
Deutschland:
France:
Italia:
Nederland:
For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than
300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to
IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public
grounds over more than 300m. For registration and license please
contact IBPT/BIPT.
Voor privé-gebruik buiten gebouw over publieke groud over afstand
kleiner dan 300m geen registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig; voor gebruik
over afstand groter dan 300m is wel registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig.
Voor registratie of licentie kunt u contact opnemen met BIPT.
Dans le cas d’une utilisation privée, à l’extérieur d’un bâtiment, audessus d’un espace public, aucun enregistrement n’est nécessaire pour
une distance de moins de 300m. Pour une distance supérieure à 300m un
enregistrement auprès de l’IBPT est requise. Pour les enregistrements et
licences, veuillez contacter l’IBPT.
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Anmeldung im Outdoor-Bereich notwendig, aber nicht
genehmigungspflichtig. Bitte mit Händler die Vorgehensweise
abstimmen.
Restricted frequency band: only channels 1 to 7 (2400 MHz and 2454
MHz respectively) may be used outdoors in France. Please contact
A.R.T. (http://www.art-telecom.fr) for applicable procedures to follow.
Bande de fréquence restreinte: seuls les canaux 1- 7 (2400 et 2454 MHz
respectivement) doivent être utilisés endroits extérieur en France. Vous
pouvez contacter l’Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications
(http://www.art-telecom.fr) pour la procédure à suivre.
License required for indoor use. Use with outdoor installations not
allowed.
È necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l’uso interno.
Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire.
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Licentie verplicht voor gebruik met buitenantennes. Neem contact op
met verkoper voor juiste procedure.
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802.11a (5 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
Turbo Mode (5 GHz)
Canada
USA
Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in
European Community Countries
European Community
Countries
Austria
Belgium, France,
Switzerland/Lichtenstein
Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Greece,
Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Sweden, UK
Iceland, Spain
5150-5250 MHz 5250-5350 MHz
Channels: 36, 40, 44,
48
5470-5725 MHz
Channels: 52, 56, 60, Channels: 100, 104, 108, 112,
64
116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140
Indoor Only
O
O
Indoor Only
x
O
Indoor/Outdoor
x
x
O
O
O
O
O
O
O: allowed x: forbidden
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To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless
LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channel limitations apply.
The user should use the wireless LAN utility to check the current channel of
operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as
listed above, the user must cease operating the Wireless LAN at that
location and consult the local technical support staff responsible for the
wireless network.
❖
The 5 GHz Turbo mode feature is not allowed for operation in any
European Community country.
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❖
This device must not be operated in ad-hoc mode using channels in the
5 GHz bands in the European Community. Ad-hoc mode provides a direct
communication between two client devices without a Wireless LAN Access
Point.
❖
This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and
activated a radar detection feature required for European Community
operation in the 5 GHz bands. This device will operate under the control of
the Access Point in order to avoid operating on a channel occupied by any
radar system in the area. The presence of nearby radar operation may result
in temporary interruption of operation of this device. The Access Point’s
radar detection feature will automatically restart operation on a channel free
of radar. You may consult with the local technical support staff responsible
for the wireless network to ensure the Access Point device(s) are properly
configured for European Community operation.
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Atheros AR5001X
Mini PCI Wireless Network Adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table.
NOTE
This device works on passive scan only.
A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode.
802.11b (2.4 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
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Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
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802.11a (5 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
Turbo Mode (5 GHz)
Canada
USA
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel®
PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table.
Argentina
Belgium
Chile
France
Iceland
Japan
Mexico
Norway
Singapore
Switzerland
USA
Australia
Brazil
Denmark
Germany
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Netherlands
Peru
Spain
UK
Venezuela
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Austria
Canada
Finland
Greece
Italy
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Portugal
Sweden
Uruguay
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Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Toshiba Mini PCI
Wireless LAN Card
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table.
Australia
Canada
France
Hong Kong
Italy
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Portugal
Sweden
UK
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Iceland
Japan
Malaysia
Norway
Singapore
Switzerland
USA
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Netherlands
Philippines
Spain
Thailand
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
NOTE
An adhoc mode is available in Ch1-Ch11(802.11b/g), An Infrastructure
mode is available in Ch1-Ch11 (802.11b/g)
Ch36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64,149,153,157,161,165 (802.11a) Wake-up on
wireless lan function is not available in battery mode.
802.11b/g (2.4 GHz)
Australia
Chile
Indonesia
New Zealand
USA
Brunei
Hong Kong
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
Venezuela
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India
Mexico
Taiwan
Vietnam
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802.11a (5 GHz)
Australia
Chile
Indonesia
New Zealand
USA
Brunei
Hong Kong
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
Venezuela
Canada
India
Mexico
Taiwan
Vietnam
Approved Countries/Regions for the Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi®
Link 4965AGN
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
NOTE
An adhoc mode is available in Ch1-Ch11(802.11b/g), An Infrastructure
mode is available in Ch1-Ch11 (802.11b/g)
Ch36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64,149,153,157,161,165 (802.11a).
Antigua
Bahamas
Bermuda
Chile
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Guadeloupe
Honduras
Netherlands antilles
Paraguay
St Kits
Trinidad and Tobago
US Virgin Islands
Argentina
Barbados
Bolivia
Cayman Island
Curacao
El Salvador
Guyana
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Peru
St Maren
Uruguay
Venezuela
Aruba
Belize
Canada
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Haiti
Martinique
Panama
Puerto Rico
Suriname
USA
11a, 11b, 11g and 11n wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
and 802.11n respectively. The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been finalized
and is currently in draft release. The TOSHIBA 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
Adapters are based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE 802.11n
specification. An adapter with 11a/b, 11a/b/g, or 11a/b/g/n can communicate on
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any of its supported formats; the actual connection will be based on the access
point to which it connects.
Connection compatibility with the wireless equipment in Draft 11n mode is not
guaranteed.
The Draft 11n function cannot be used with WEP/TKIP. Draft 11n mode can be
used only with WPA-PSK(AES) mode or no security mode.
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Interoperability
Bluetooth® Cards from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with any
product with Bluetooth® wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping
Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
❖
❖
Bluetooth® Specification Ver.2.0+EDR, as defined and approved by The
Bluetooth® Special Interest Group.
Logo certification with Bluetooth® wireless technology as defined by The
Bluetooth® Special Interest Group.
This product has not completed verification of connection and operation with
all devices which are using the Bluetooth® radio technology. If you would
like to use a device which is using Bluetooth® wireless technology, please
confirm the information on conditions of operation and connection
corresponding to the apparatus to provider. Moreover, there are notes on the
following handling.
Please visit the following website, if you have any questions about using the
Bluetooth® Card from Toshiba.
In Europe visit http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/
bluetooth.htm. In the United States visit http://
www.pc.support.global.toshiba.com.
1
This product is based on Bluetooth® Version2.0+EDR specifications.
It is not compatible with devices using Bluetooth® Version1.0B
specifications.
2
When you use Bluetooth® cards from TOSHIBA close to 2.4
GHz Wireless LAN devices, Bluetooth® transmissions might
slow down or cause errors.
3
Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same
radio frequency range and may interfere with one another. If
you use Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN devices simultaneously,
you may occasionally experience a less than optimal network
performance or even lose your network connection. If you
should experience any such problem, immediately turn off
either your Bluetooth® or your Wireless LAN device.
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Approved Countries/Regions for use (Bluetooth® wireless
technology)
Bluetooth® Card from Toshiba equipment is approved to the radio standard by the
countries/regions in the following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
Australia
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Egypt
France
Hong Kong
India
Italy
Kuwait
Liechtenstein
Malaysia
Netherlands
Oman
Poland
Slovak Republic
Spain
Taiwan
Austria
Canada
Czech Republic
Estonia
Germany
Hungary
Indonesia
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Malta
New Zealand
Pakistan
Portugal
Slovenia
Sweden
UK
Belgium
China
Denmark
Finland
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Korea
Lebanon
Luxembourg
Monaco
Norway
Philippines
Romania
South Africa
Switzerland
USA
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology and Your Health
The products with Bluetooth® wireless technology, like other radio devices, emit
radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by devices
with Bluetooth® wireless technology however is much less than the
electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Because products with Bluetooth® wireless technology operate within the
guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations,
TOSHIBA believes Bluetooth® wireless technology is safe for use by consumers.
These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific
community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists
who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
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In some situations or environments, the use of Bluetooth® wireless technology
may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives
of the organization. These situations may for example include:
❖
Using the equipment with Bluetooth® wireless technology on board
airplanes, or
❖
In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or
services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a
specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the device with Bluetooth® wireless technology prior to
turning on the equipment.
Trademark
Bluetooth is a trademark or registered trademark owned by its proprietor and
used by TOSHIBA under license.
Using Bluetooth® Card from TOSHIBA equipment in Japan
In Japan, this product is classified into the second generation of low-power data
communication system, and using the frequency band from 2,400MHz to
2,483.5MHz. That frequency band is overlapped with the band which has been
using by mobile object identification systems (premises radio station and
specified low-power radio station).
1. Sticker
Please put the following sticker on PC incorporating this product.
The frequency bandwidth of this equipment may operate within the
same range as industrial devices, scientific devices, medical
devices, microwave ovens, licensed radio stations and non-licensed
specified low-power radio stations for mobile object identification
systems (RFID) used in factory product lines (Other Radio Stations).
1. Before using this equipment, ensure that it does not interfere with
any of the equipment listed above.
2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations,
promptly change the frequency being used, change the location
of use, or turn off the source of emissions.
3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference
caused by this product to Other Radio Stations.
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2. Indication
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
(1)
(2) (3)
2.4FH1
(4)
1
2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
2
FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation.
3
The interference range of this equipment is less than 10m.
4
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to
2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile object
identification systems.
3. TOSHIBA Direct PC
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048
Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850
Fax: 03-3457-4868
Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it
belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication
system radio station stipulated in the Telecommunications Business Law.
The Name of the radio equipment: EYTXFCS
JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS
EQUIPMENT
Approval Number: D07-0040001
The following restrictions apply:
❖
Do not disassemble or modify the device.
❖
Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
Regulatory statements
General
This product complies with any mandatory product specification in any Country/
Region where the product is sold. In addition, the product complies with the
following:
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European Union (EU) and EFTA
This equipment complies with the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC and has been
provided with the CE mark accordingly.
Canada — Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
L’ utilisation de ce dispositif est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne
doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit être prêt à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même s’il est susceptible de
compromettre son fonctionnement.
The term "IC" before the equipment certification number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
USA-Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
❖
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
❖
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
❖
Connect the equipment to outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
❖
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
TOSHIBA is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by
unauthorized modification of the devices included with this Bluetooth® Card
from TOSHIBA, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and
equipment other than specified by TOSHIBA.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification,
substitution or attachment will be the responsibility of the user.
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Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Bluetooth® Adaptor from TOSHIBA is far
below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the
Bluetooth® Adaptor from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. The
antenna(s) used in this device are located beneath the palm rest, and this
device has been tested as a portable device as defined in Section 2.1093 of
FCC rules. In addition, Bluetooth® has been tested with Wireless LAN
transceiver for co-location requirements. This device and its antenna(s)
must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter. The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the
antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of
Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6,
obtainable from Health Canada's website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
Taiwan
Article 12
Article 14
Without permission granted by the DGT or NCC, any company,
enterprise, or user is not allowed to change frequency, enhance
transmitting power or alter original characteristic as well as performance
to approved low power radio-frequency devices.
The low power radio-frequency devices shall not influence aircraft
security and interfere legal communications; If found, the user shall cease
operating immediately until no interference is achieved.
The said legal communications means radio communications is operated in
compliance with the Telecommunications Act.
The low power radio-frequency devices must be susceptible with the interference
from legal communications or ISM radio wave radiated devices.
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Optical Drive Safety Instructions
This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT. To use this model properly, read the user’s guide carefully
and keep it for your future reference.
Never attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair a HD DVD, CD/DVD drive,
CD-RW drive, Multi-drive or any other optical drive. You could damage the
drive. You would also be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards,
resulting in serious injury. Always contact an authorized Toshiba service
provider, if any repair or adjustment is required.
Location of the Required Label
(Sample shown below. Location of the label and manufacturing information may
vary.)
Copyright
This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all
rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any
form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is
assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
©2007 by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Export Administration Regulation
This document contains technical data that may be controlled under the U.S.
Export Administration Regulations, and may be subject to the approval of the
U.S. Department of Commerce prior to export. Any export, directly or indirectly,
in contravention of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations is prohibited.
Notice
The information contained in this manual, including but not limited to any
product specifications, is subject to change without notice.
TOSHIBA CORPORATION AND TOSHIBA AMERICA
INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (TOSHIBA) PROVIDES NO
WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL OR ANY
OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR
PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING.
TOSHIBA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES
INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY
TECHNICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS
CONTAINED HEREIN OR FOR DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN
THE PRODUCT AND THE MANUAL. IN NO EVENT SHALL
TOSHIBA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES,
WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL
OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE
USE THEREOF.
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Trademarks
Portégé and ConfigFree are registered trademarks of Toshiba America
Information Systems, Inc. and/or Toshiba Corporation.
Microsoft, Outlook and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
DirectX, Active Desktop, DirectShow, and Windows Media are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Intel, Intel Core, Celeron, Centrino and Pentium are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other
countries.
TouchPad is a trademark of Synaptics, Inc.
Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and i.LINK are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Secure Digital and SD are trademarks of SD Card Association.
MultiMediaCard and MMC are trademarks of MultiMediaCard Association.
xD-Picture Card is a trademark of Fuji Photo Film, Co., Ltd.
Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any
use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names
are those of their respective owners.
All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies.
Computer Disposal Information
Lamp contains mercury. Disposal of this product may be regulated due to
environmental considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information,
please contact your local government or the Electronic Industries Alliance at
www.eiae.org.
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Contents
Introduction................................................................................ 36
This guide ...............................................................37
Safety icons ............................................................38
Other icons used...............................................38
Other documentation ..............................................39
Service options .......................................................39
Chapter 1: Getting Started......................................................... 40
Selecting a place to work ........................................40
Creating a computer-friendly environment........40
Keeping yourself comfortable ...........................41
Precautions.......................................................41
Important information on your computer’s
cooling fan ..................................................42
Setting up your computer .......................................43
Setting up your software...................................43
Registering your computer with Toshiba ................44
Adding optional external devices.............................44
Connecting to a power source ................................45
Charging the battery ...............................................47
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Using the computer for the first time ......................48
Opening the display panel .................................48
Your computer’s features and specifications ....49
Turning on the power........................................49
Adding memory (optional) ......................................50
Installing a memory module .............................51
Removing a memory module............................56
Checking total memory .....................................57
Hard Drive Recovery Utilities ..................................57
Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs ...........................58
Hard Disk Drive Recovery options ....................60
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the
Recovery media ..........................................64
Installing drivers and applications.....................65
Using the TouchPad™.............................................65
Scrolling with the TouchPad™ ..........................66
Control buttons .................................................66
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad™ ..............66
Using external display devices ................................67
Directing the display output when you turn
on the computer .........................................67
Adjusting the quality of the external display......68
Using an external keyboard.....................................68
Using a mouse ........................................................68
Connecting a printer ...............................................69
Setting up a printer ...........................................70
Connecting an optional external diskette drive........71
Turning off the computer ........................................72
Options for turning off the computer ................72
Using the Turn Off Computer or Shut Down
commands ..................................................74
Using and configuring Hibernation mode .........76
Using and configuring Standby mode...............78
Closing the display panel ..................................79
Using your computer in tablet mode.......................79
Customizing your computer’s settings..............80
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Caring for your computer........................................81
Cleaning the computer ......................................81
Moving the computer........................................81
Using a computer lock ......................................81
Chapter 2: Learning the Basics................................................. 83
Computing tips .......................................................83
Using the keyboard .................................................85
Character keys ..................................................85
Making your keyboard emulate a full-size
keyboard .....................................................85
Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys .........................................86
Function keys....................................................86
Special Windows® keys.....................................86
Overlay keys......................................................87
Using the overlay to type numeric data.............87
Starting a program..................................................88
Starting a program from the Start menu...........88
Starting a program from Windows® Explorer....88
Starting a program from the Run dialog box ....89
Saving your work ....................................................90
Printing your work ..................................................92
Backing up your work .............................................93
Restoring your work .........................................94
Using the optical drive ............................................94
Optical drive components .................................95
Optical Drive Lock.............................................96
Inserting an optical disc....................................96
Playing an audio CD..........................................98
Playing optical media ........................................99
Creating a CD/DVD............................................99
Removing a disc with the computer on...........100
Removing a disc with the computer off ..........100
Caring for CD or DVD discs ............................101
Toshiba’s online resources ...................................101
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Chapter 3: Mobile Computing.................................................102
Toshiba’s energy-saver design..............................102
Running the computer on battery power ..............103
Battery Notice .................................................103
Power management ........................................104
Using additional batteries ...............................105
Charging batteries.................................................105
Charging the battery .......................................105
Charging the RTC battery................................106
Monitoring battery power .....................................107
Determining remaining battery power.............109
What to do when the battery runs low ............109
Setting battery alarms.....................................110
Conserving battery power ...............................110
Power Profiles ................................................111
Using a hot key to set the Power Profile .........112
Changing the battery.............................................112
Removing the battery from the computer .......113
Inserting a charged battery .............................114
Taking care of your battery ...................................116
Safety precautions ..........................................116
Maintaining your battery .................................117
Disposing of used batteries ..................................118
Traveling tips ........................................................119
Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer’s Features...................120
Exploring the desktop ...........................................120
Finding your way around the desktop .............121
Setting up for communications.............................123
Connecting your computer to a network .........124
Connecting a modem to a telephone line ........124
An overview of using the Internet .........................126
The Internet ....................................................126
The World Wide Web ......................................126
Internet Service Providers...............................126
Connecting to the Internet ..............................127
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Surfing the Internet.........................................127
Internet features..............................................128
Uploading to, and downloading files
from the Internet.......................................128
Exploring audio features .......................................129
Recording sounds...........................................129
Using external speakers or headphones..........130
Using tablet mode.................................................130
Preparing to use the tablet ..............................130
Using tablet mode...........................................132
Using the Toshiba tablet pen...........................134
Returning the computer to its original
configuration.............................................134
Web Cam ..............................................................134
Using PC Cards.....................................................135
Inserting a PC Card .........................................135
Removing a PC Card .......................................136
Setting up a PC Card for your computer .........137
Using the Bridge Media Adapter Slot ....................137
Inserting memory media.................................137
Removing memory media...............................138
Using the Ultra SlimBay ........................................139
Removing a module from the Ultra SlimBay ...139
Inserting a module into the Ultra SlimBay.......141
Using the i.LINK® port ..........................................141
Using an expansion device....................................141
Using an Optional Toshiba Express Port
Replicator with your computer..................141
Chapter 5: Utilities....................................................................142
TOSHIBA Assist ....................................................143
Connect...........................................................144
Secure.............................................................145
Protect & Fix ...................................................146
Optimize..........................................................147
TOSHIBA Application Installer...............................148
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Setting passwords ................................................149
Using an instant password..............................149
Using a supervisor password..........................150
Using a user password ...................................151
Deleting a user password................................152
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility......................153
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility ...........................154
Fn-esse® ...............................................................155
Starting Fn-esse® ............................................155
TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility .........156
TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Boot Utility......................157
Booting from a bootable SD card....................158
TOSHIBA Power Saver ..........................................159
Preset Power Profiles .....................................160
Quickly creating a new power profile ..............160
Customizing a power profile ...........................160
Mouse Utility.........................................................161
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup.....................................162
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility......................................164
TOSHIBA Mobile Extension...................................165
TOSHIBA Button Support......................................166
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer ...........................167
TOSHIBA Rotation Utility ......................................168
Tablet and Pen Settings ........................................169
Cross Menu Utility ................................................171
Creating a New Menu......................................172
Toshiba Tablet Access Code Utility .......................173
TOSHIBA Accessibility ..........................................174
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) ...........................175
Fingerprint Authentication Utility...........................176
Fingerprint utility limitations ...........................176
Using the Fingerprint Authentication Utility.....176
Important information for Wireless Key Logon .....176
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Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong....................................177
Problems that are easy to fix ................................177
Problems when you turn on the computer............179
The Windows® operating system is not working...181
Using Startup options to fix problems ............181
Internet problems ...........................................182
The Windows® operating system can
help you ....................................................183
Resolving a hardware conflict ...............................183
A plan of action ...............................................183
Resolving hardware conflicts on your own .....184
Fixing a problem with Device Manager ...........185
Memory problems ..........................................186
Power and the batteries ..................................187
Keyboard problems.........................................189
Display problems ............................................189
Disk drive problems ........................................191
Optical drive problems ....................................193
Sound system problems .................................194
PC Card problems...........................................194
Printer problems .............................................196
Modem problems............................................197
Wireless networking problems........................198
DVD operating problems.......................................200
Develop good computing habits ...........................202
Data and system configuration backup in
the Windows® operating system ...............203
If you need further assistance...............................208
Before you contact Toshiba ............................208
Contacting Toshiba .........................................209
Other Toshiba Internet Web sites..........................210
Toshiba’s worldwide offices..................................210
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Appendix A: Hot Keys.............................................................. 212
Volume Mute ........................................................212
Password security ................................................213
Without a password ........................................213
With a password .............................................213
Maintaining security when the battery
is not fully charged ...................................214
Power profile ........................................................214
Standby mode.......................................................215
Hibernation mode .................................................215
Display modes ......................................................216
Display brightness ................................................216
Disabling or enabling wireless devices..................217
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad .....................217
Zooming applications in/out .................................217
Keyboard hot keys ................................................218
Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors.......................... 219
Appendix C: Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba
Computer ............................................................ 220
Getting Started......................................................221
Starting ConfigFree® .......................................221
ConfigFree® Utilities..............................................223
Connectivity Doctor ........................................223
Search for Wireless Devices ...........................225
Profile Settings ...............................................230
ConfigFree® SUMMIT......................................232
Quick Connect.................................................236
Using the Automatic Switch..................................238
Semi-Automatic Switch Feature ............................239
Glossary.................................................................................... 240
Index.......................................................................................... 254
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Introduction
Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia
computing. With your Toshiba notebook computer, your work and
entertainment can accompany you wherever you go.
NOTE
This notebook is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/
95/EC, Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in
electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of
lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE.
Toshiba requires its notebook component suppliers to meet RoHS
requirements and verifies its suppliers’ commitment to meeting
RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections
during the product design approval process.
NOTE
Certain Microsoft® software product(s) included with this computer
may use technological measures for copy protection. IN SUCH EVENT,
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PRODUCT IF YOU DO NOT
FULLY COMPLY WITH THE PRODUCT ACTIVATION PROCEDURES.
Product activation procedures and Microsoft’s privacy policy will be
detailed during initial launch of the product, or upon certain
reinstallations of the software product(s) or reconfigurations of the
computer, and may be completed by Internet or telephone (toll charges
may apply).
Some software may differ from its retail version (if available), and may
not include user manuals or all program functionality.
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This guide
NOTE
37
The product specifications and configuration information are designed
for a product Series. Your particular model may not have all the features
and specifications listed or illustrated. For more detailed information
about the features and specifications on your particular model, please
visit Toshiba’s Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure
the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications,
configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all
subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date product
information about your computer, or to stay current with the various
computer software or hardware options, visit Toshiba’s Web site at
pcsupport.toshiba.com.
This guide
This guide introduces the computer’s features. You can:
❖
Read the entire guide from beginning to end.
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Skim through and stop when a topic interests you.
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Use the table of contents and the index to find specific
information.
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Introduction
Safety icons
Safety icons
This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to
avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries,
damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions
have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and
icons highlight these instructions as follows:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
NOTE
Provides important information.
Other icons used
Additional icons highlight other helpful or educational information:
TECHNICAL NOTE: This icon indicates technical information about
the computer.
HINT: This icon indicates helpful hints and tips.
DEFINITION: This icon indicates the definition of a term used in the
text.
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Other documentation
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Other documentation
Your computer comes with the following documentation:
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An electronic version of the user’s guide (this document)
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It may also contain guides for other programs that may come
with your system.
For accessory information, visit Toshiba’s Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com.
Service options
Toshiba offers a full line of optional service programs to
complement its limited warranty. Toshiba’s standard limited
warranty, extended warranty, and service upgrade terms and
conditions are available at warranty.toshiba.com.
To stay current on the most recent software and hardware options
for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to
regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If Something
Goes Wrong” on page 177.
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, summarizes
how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time
you use your notebook computer.
Selecting a place to work
Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a variety of
circumstances and locations.
Creating a computer-friendly environment
Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the
computer and any other items you are using, such as a printer.
Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to
provide adequate ventilation. Otherwise, they may overheat.
To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your
work area from:
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Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight.
❖
Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such
as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to
the computer) or speakerphones.
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Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of
temperature change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.
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Selecting a place to work
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Extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
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Liquids and corrosive chemicals.
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Keeping yourself comfortable
The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort, that
shipped with your computer, contains helpful information for
setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably
throughout the day.
Precautions
Your computer is designed to provide optimum safety and ease of
use, and to withstand the rigors of travel. You should observe
certain precautions to further reduce the risk of personal injury or
damage to the computer.
❖
Avoid prolonged physical contact with the underside or surface
of the computer.
Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer, and
never expose the computer to rain, water, seawater or moisture.
Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric shock or fire,
resulting in damage or serious injury. If any of these eventualities
should accidentally occur, immediately:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor from the power plug socket and
computer.
3. Remove the battery pack.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious injury or
permanent damage to the computer.
Do not turn on the power again until you have taken the computer to
an authorized service center.
Computer base and palm rest can become hot! Avoid prolonged
contact to prevent heat injury to skin.
Read the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort.
Never place a heavy object on the computer and be careful not to
drop a heavy object onto the computer. It could damage the
computer or cause system failure.
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Selecting a place to work
❖
Never turn off the computer if a drive light indicates a drive is active.
Turning off the computer while it is reading from or writing to
a disk/disc or flash media may damage the disk/disc or flash
media, the drive, or both.
❖
Keep the computer and disks away from objects that generate
strong magnetic fields, such as large stereo speakers.
Information on some disks is stored magnetically. Placing a
magnet too close to a disk can erase important files.
Handle discs carefully. Avoid touching the surface of the disc. Grasp
it by its center hole and edge. If you handle the disc incorrectly, you
could damage the disc and possibly lose data.
❖
Scan all new files for viruses.
This precaution is especially important for files you receive via
email or download from the Internet. Occasionally, even new
programs you buy from a supplier may contain a computer
virus. You need a special program to check for viruses. Ask
your dealer to help you.
Important information on your computer’s cooling fan
Your computer may have a CPU cooling fan that cools the CPU by
drawing outside air into the computer.
Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate
ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned
on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your
computer is in Standby mode). In this condition, observe the following:
❖
❖
❖
❖
Never cover your computer or AC adaptor with any object.
Never place your computer or AC adaptor near a heat source,
such as an electric blanket or heater.
Never block the air vents.
Always operate your computer on a hard surface. Using your
computer on a carpet or other soft material can block the vents.
Overheating your computer or AC adaptor could cause system
failure, computer or AC adaptor damage or a fire, possibly resulting
in serious injury.
NOTE
The cooling fan location will vary depending on the computer.
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Setting up your computer
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Setting up your computer
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all setup steps up to and
including “Setting up your software” on page 43 before adding
external or internal components to your computer. These
components include, but are not limited to, a mouse, keyboard,
printer, memory, and PC Cards.
Your computer contains a rechargeable battery that needs to be
charged before you can use it.
To use external power or to charge the battery you must attach the
AC adaptor. See “Connecting to a power source” on page 45.
Setting up your software
When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn off the
power again until the operating system has loaded completely.
NOTE
The names of windows displayed, and the order in which windows
appear, may vary according to your software setup choices.
The first time you turn on your computer, the Setup Wizard guides
you through steps to set up your software.
1
From the Welcome screen click Next to enter the Setup
Wizard.
2
Confirm acceptance of Microsoft’s End User License
Agreement and click Next.
3
Select the appropriate option from the Help Protect Your
Computer screen and click Next.
4
Enter the computer name and description and click Next or Skip.
5
Select how your computer will connect to the Internet and click Next.
The computer will pause for a moment while checking for an
Internet connection.
If an Internet connection could not be found, a window will
display the message: “An Internet connection could not be
chosen.” Click Next to continue.
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Registering your computer with Toshiba
NOTE
6
If you are connecting your computer to a network, consult your
system administrator before you choose your computer name and
network settings.
Follow the remaining screen prompts to complete the setup process.
Once you click the final screen, your computer restarts
automatically.
Registering your computer with Toshiba
Product registration is strongly recommended, and allows Toshiba
to send you periodic updates, announcements, and special offers
applicable to your product. Product registration can be completed
during the initial start up process of your computer. If you decide
not to register at that time, you can either double-click the Register
with Toshiba icon on your desktop or go to the Toshiba Web site at
www.register.toshiba.com at a later time. Failure to complete
Product Registration will not diminish Customer rights under the
Toshiba limited Warranty.
NOTE
To register online, you must be connected to the Internet.
Adding optional external devices
NOTE
Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends
setting up your software. See “Setting up your software” on page 43.
After starting your computer for the first time you may want to:
❖
Add more memory (see “Adding memory (optional)” on
page 50)
❖
Connect a mouse (see “Using a mouse” on page 68)
❖
Connect a full-size keyboard (see “Using an external
keyboard” on page 68)
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Connect an external monitor (see “Using external display
devices” on page 67)
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Connect a local printer (see “Connecting a printer” on page 69)
❖
Connect an optional external disk drive (see “Connecting an
optional external diskette drive” on page 71)
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Install PC Cards (see “Using PC Cards” on page 135)
Getting Started
Connecting to a power source
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Connecting to a power source
Your computer requires power to operate. Use the power cord/cable
and AC adaptor to connect the computer to a live electrical outlet,
or to charge the computer’s battery.
Never pull on a power cord/cable to remove a plug from a socket. Always
grasp the plug directly. Failure to follow this instruction may damage the
cord/cable, and/or result in a fire or electric shock, possibly resulting in
serious injury.
Always confirm that the power plug (and extension cable plug if used) has
been fully inserted into the socket, to ensure a secure electrical connection.
Failure to do so may result in a fire or electric shock, possibly resulting in
serious injury.
Be careful if you use a multiple connector. An overload on one socket
could cause a fire or electric shock, possibly resulting in serious
injury.
Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was provided with your
computer and the TOSHIBA Battery Charger (that may have been provided
with your computer), or use AC adaptors and battery chargers specified by
TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of
an incompatible AC adaptor or Battery Charger could cause fire or damage
to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury. TOSHIBA assumes no
liability for any damage caused by use of an incompatible adaptor or
charger.
Power cord/cable
AC adaptor
AC adaptor cord
(Sample Illustration) Power cord/cable and AC adaptor
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Connecting to a power source
To connect AC power to the computer:
1
Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor.
(Sample Illustration) Connecting the power cord/cable to the AC
adaptor
Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
_
+
2
Plug the AC adaptor cord into the DC-IN on the back of the
computer.
(Sample Illustration) Connecting the AC adaptor cord to the
computer
3
Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet.
The AC power light on the indicator panel glows green.
Never attempt to connect or disconnect a power plug with wet hands.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in an electric shock,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
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Charging the battery
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The computer’s battery light gives you an indication of the
battery’s current charge:
NOTE
❖
Glows amber while the battery is being charged (AC
adaptor connected)
❖
Glows green when the battery is fully charged
❖
Is unlit when the battery has discharged, the battery is not
charging, or the AC adaptor is not plugged into the
computer or AC outlet
❖
Flashes amber when the battery charge is low and it is time
to recharge the battery or plug in the AC adaptor
If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either the
battery is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving correct input from the
AC power supply.
Disconnect the AC power cord/cable and remove the battery pack.
See “Changing the battery” on page 112 for information on replacing
the battery.
Charging the battery
Your computer came with its battery already installed. Before using
the battery to power the computer, you must charge the battery.
To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into an AC power
source with the computer turned off until the battery lights glows
green. After that, the battery will be completely charged and ready
to power the computer.
Once the battery is charged for the first time, avoid leaving the
computer plugged in and turned off for more than a few hours at a
time. Continuing to charge a fully charged battery can damage the
battery.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The recharging of the battery cannot occur when
your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC adaptor
to run applications, features, and devices. Your computer’s Power
Saver utility can be used to select a power level setting that reduces
the power required for system operation and will allow the battery to
recharge.
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Using the computer for the first time
NOTE
Battery life and charge time may vary depending on the applications,
power management settings, and features used.
Using the computer for the first time
The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin using it.
Opening the display panel
1
Facing the front of the computer, locate the center of the
display panel.
2
Gently raise the panel.
3
Adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle.
(Sample Illustration) Opening the display panel
NOTE
When opening or closing the display panel, place one hand on the
palm rest to hold the computer in place and use the other hand to
slowly open or close the display panel.
To avoid damaging the display panel, do not force it beyond the point
where it moves easily and never lift the computer by the display
panel.
Do not press or push on the display panel and be careful to remove
any pens or other objects from the keyboard area before closing the
display panel.
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Using the computer for the first time
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Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when you turn
on your computer. Your display contains an extremely large number
of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is manufactured using highprecision technology. Any small bright dots that may appear on
your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT
manufacturing technology. Over a period of time, and depending on
the usage of the computer, the brightness of the screen will
deteriorate. This is also an intrinsic characteristic of the screen
technology. When the computer is operated on battery power, the
screen will dim and you may not be able to increase the brightness
of the screen while on battery power.
To learn how to rotate the display panel or use your computer in
tablet mode, see “Using your computer in tablet mode” on page 79.
NOTE
While in Primary Landscape mode, you can use Fn+Spacebar to
change the screen resolution.
Your computer’s features and specifications
Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible
configurations for an entire product Series. Your select model may
not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of
the icons or switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you
have selected all those features.
This information applies to all the features and icons described in
this guide.
Below are examples of some of the many possible icons used on
your computer:
(Sample Illustration) System icons
Turning on the power
To turn on the computer:
1
Make sure any external devices (such as the AC adaptor, if you
plan to use AC power rather than battery power) are properly
connected and ready.
2
Check to ensure that all optical drives are empty.
3
Make sure the power button lock is in the unlocked position.
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4
Press the power button in until the on/off light on the system
indicator panel glows green.
Power
button
(Sample Illustration) Turning on the power
The preinstalled operating system will load automatically.
When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn off the
power again until the operating system has loaded completely.
Adding memory (optional)
HINT: To purchase additional memory modules, see the accessories
information packaged with your system or visit
accessories.toshiba.com.
Your computer comes with enough memory to run most of today’s
popular applications. You may want to increase the computer’s
memory if you use complex software or process large amounts of
data.
NOTE
Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends
setting up your software. See “Setting up your software” on page 43.
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Adding memory (optional)
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Installing a memory module
A memory module can be installed in the memory module slot on
the base of the computer. You will need a small Phillips screwdriver
for this procedure.
If the computer has been running recently, the memory module may
be hot. The surrounding area may also be hot. Allow the module to
cool to room temperature before replacing it. Avoid touching the
cover, the module, and the surrounding area before they have cooled.
Failure to follow these directions could result in minor bodily injury.
To avoid damaging the computer’s screws, use a small Phillips
screwdriver that is in good condition.
Installing a memory module with the computer’s power on may
damage the computer, the module, or both.
Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the computer
using the Start menu. If you install or remove a memory module
while the computer is in Standby or Hibernation mode, data will be
lost.
If the computer is on, begin at step 1; otherwise, skip to step 3.
1
Click Start, and then Turn off computer or Shut Down
(depending on the system).
The Turn off computer or Shut Down window appears.
2
Click Turn Off or Shut Down.
The operating system turns off the computer.
3
Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer,
including the AC adaptor.
4
Remove the battery. For information on removing the battery,
see “Removing the battery from the computer” on page 113.
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Adding memory (optional)
5
Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down to
locate the memory module slot cover.
Before you turn the computer over, make sure that the computer
display is properly closed and is not in tablet mode. Setting the
computer down on the display may cause damage to the screen.
Memory module slot cover
Front of computer
(Sample Illustration) Locating the memory module slot cover
6
Using a small Phillips screwdriver, loosen the captive screw
that secures the memory module slot cover.
Front of computer
(Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module slot cover
7
Remove the memory module slot cover.
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8
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Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you can
retrieve them later.
Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle
the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static
electricity you may have built up.
Avoid touching the connector on the memory module or on the
computer. Grease or dust on the connector may cause memory
access problems.
9
Carefully remove the new memory module from its antistatic
packaging, without touching its connector.
10 Locate an empty memory module slot on the underside of the
computer.
NOTE
If no memory slot is available, you must remove a module by
performing steps 2-3 of “Removing a memory module” on page 56.
11 Pick up the memory module by its sides, avoiding any contact
with its connector. Position the module toward the socket,
aligning the connector’s notch with the matching key in the
socket.
notch
latch
connector
latch
key
(Sample Illustration) Aligning the memory module with the socket
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12 Firmly press the memory module into the memory slot’s socket
at approximately a 30-degree angle (to the horizontal surface
of the computer).
(Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the socket
13 Once the module’s connector is fully inserted into the socket,
press downward on the top edge of the module to seat the
module into the latches at the sides of the socket. These latches
should “snap” into place securely with the corresponding
cutouts in the side of the module. If the latches and cutouts do
not line up correctly, repeat steps 12-13.
latch
latch
(Sample Illustration) Pressing down on the memory module
Do not force the memory module into position. The memory
module should be completely inserted into the socket and level
when secured in place.
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Front of computer
(Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the slot
14 Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the
screw.
15 Re-insert the battery. For more information on inserting the
battery, see “Inserting a charged battery” on page 114.
16 Turn the computer right side up.
17 Reconnect the cables.
18 Restart the computer.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module
installed for the computer to work.
You can now continue setting up the computer. When the operating
system has loaded, you can verify that the computer has recognized
the additional memory module.
If you are adding extra memory after setting up the computer, verify
that the computer has recognized it correctly as described in
“Checking total memory” on page 57.
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Adding memory (optional)
Removing a memory module
If you need to remove a memory module:
1
Complete steps 1–8 in “Installing a memory module” on
page 51 to shut down the computer and open the memory
module slot cover.
Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on.
You can damage the computer and the memory module.
Do not remove the memory module while the computer is in Standby
or Hibernation mode. The computer could hang up the next time you
turn it on and data in memory will be lost. In either of the above
cases, the Standby configuration will not be saved.
The following message appears when you turn on the power:
Warning: Resume Failure
Press Any Key to Continue
If the computer hangs up when you turn it on, perform the following:
Press the power button and hold it down for at least ten seconds,
then turn the power on again.
2
Pull the latches away from the memory module.
The memory module pops up slightly.
3
Gently lift the memory module to a 30-degree angle and slide it
out of the slot.
Front of computer
(Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module
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4
Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the
screw.
5
Re-insert the battery. For more information on inserting the
battery, see “Inserting a charged battery” on page 114.
6
Turn the computer right side up.
7
Reconnect the cables.
8
Restart the computer.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module
installed for the computer to work.
Checking total memory
When you add or remove a memory module, you can check that the
computer has recognized the change. To do this:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
and then System.
2
The General tab view automatically appears and shows total
memory.
If the computer does not recognize the memory configuration, turn
off the computer and remove the memory module slot cover
(complete steps 1-8 in “Installing a memory module” on page 51),
and then check that the module is inserted completely into the
socket and lined up squarely with the socket latches.
Hard Drive Recovery Utilities
(Available on certain models)
Your computer has been configured with a hard disk partition to
allow you to recover your hard disk drive or reinstall selected
applications and software features or utilities.
NOTE
It is strongly recommended that you create recovery CDs/DVDs
before using your system. For more information on creating
Recovery media see “Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs” on page 58.
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Getting Started
Hard Drive Recovery Utilities
Using the HDD Recovery, you can:
❖
Create Hard Drive Recovery CDs or DVDs using a writable
drive.
❖
Recover your hard disk drive to the factory-set default.
❖
Recover just your C: drive, leaving any other partitions you
may have created intact, for example, a D: drive.
❖
Recover your hard disk drive to the factory-set default without
the HDD Recovery partition.
❖
Reinstall drivers and applications which were bundled with
your computer.
Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs
Depending on your system configuration, you may be able to copy
the Hard Drive Recovery Utilities to CD or DVD which gives you
the ability to recover your hard disk drive and recover your system
if the hard drive recovery partition has been deleted or the hard disk
has been replaced on your computer.
NOTE
The system will prompt you to insert the appropriate number of blank
CDs or DVDs to copy the Hard Drive Recovery Utilities. If your optical
disc drive is not writable, contact Toshiba Customer Support to obtain
the Recovery media for your system.
The Toshiba Global Support Centre in the United States is
(800) 457-7777, outside the United States it is (949) 859-4273.
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To create recovery CDs/DVDs:
1
Double-click the Recovery Disc Creator icon on the
Windows® desktop. You can also launch the application by
clicking Start, All Programs, and then Recovery Disc
Creator.
2
Select CD or DVD (to create Recovery media on CDs or DVDs).
(Sample Image) Recovery Disc Creator screen
3
Select the items you want to copy by clicking the check box
next to the item’s Name—recovery files, applications (original
bundled drivers and applications), or both the recovery files
and applications.
4
Click Create.
5
Insert the first blank CD or DVD into your writable optical
drive when prompted.
6
Follow the on-screen prompts for completing the copy process.
For more information on using the Recovery media you have
created with the preceding steps see “Hard Disk Drive Recovery
using the Recovery media” on page 64.
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Hard Drive Recovery Utilities
Hard Disk Drive Recovery options
The following are the available hard disk drive recovery options:
❖
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the recovery partition
❖
Recovering the original factory image (recommended recovery
method)
❖
Erasing the hard disk
❖
Recovering the C: partition of the HDD without changing the
current partition size
❖
Recovering the C: partition with a user specified size
❖
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the Recovery media
❖
Checking the HDD operating status
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the recovery partition
You have the options of recovering your system using the Hard
Drive Recovery partition to the factory-set default, or recovering
just your C: drive and leaving other partitions (for example, a D:
drive) intact, or changing the size of your C: drive and then
recovering it.
To recover your hard disk drive using the utilities stored on your
computer’s HDD:
1
Make sure the computer is turned off.
2
Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while
powering on the computer. When the computer powers on, the
Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen displays.
(Sample Image) Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen
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Select one of the options, and then click Next. The options are:
❖
Recovery of Factory Default Software
❖
Erase the hard disk
Recovering the original factory image (recommended
recovery method)
Recovering a hard disk drive to its out of box state deletes all partitions
on the hard disk drive and your information will be lost. Be sure to save
your work to external media first.
1
On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of
Factory Default Software, and then click Next.
The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.
(Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen
2
Select Recover to out-of-box-state, and then click Next.
A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data
will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your
work to external media before proceeding.
3
Click Next to begin the recovery.
Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been
recovered.
4
Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer.
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Erasing the hard disk
The Recovery Wizard allows you to delete all data and partitions
from the hard disk.
To delete the data and partitions from your hard disk:
1
On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Erase the
hard disk, and then click Next.
2
The next screen lists the two methods you can choose:
❖
Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk—This
option deletes all of the data on the hard disk without
overwriting the HDD.
❖
Delete all partitions and overwrite all sectors on the
hard disk—This option deletes all data, then overwrites
the entire HDD for security purposes. This may take
several hours, depending on the size of your HDD.
(Sample Image) Erase the hard disk screen
3
Select the desired method, and then click Next.
A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data
will be lost. Be sure you have saved your work to external
media before proceeding.
4
Click Next to begin deleting the HDD.
When the process is completed, a message displays informing
you that the HDD has been deleted.
5
Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer.
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Recovering the C: partition of the HDD without changing the
current partition size
Recovering the C: drive to its factory default setting reformats your
drive and your information on the recovered drive will be lost. Be
sure to save your work to external media first. If you have created
other partitions (for example, a D: drive) those partitions and any
information on them will not be affected and will remain intact.
To recover only your C: drive:
1
On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard Screen, select Recovery of
Factory Default Software, and then click Next.
2
Select Recover without changing the hard drive partitions.
A confirmation message appears, reminding you that all
information on the C: drive will be lost during the recovery
process. Be sure you have saved your work to external media
before proceeding.
3
Click Next to begin the restoration.
Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been
recovered.
4
Press any key on your keyboard to restart the computer.
Recovering the C: partition with a user specified size
Resizing and recovering your C: drive to its factory default setting
reformats all partitions on the HDD (for example, if you created a D:
drive, it will be deleted during the recovery process) and your
information will be lost. Be sure to save your work to external media
first.
To resize and recover your C: drive:
1
On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of
Factory Default Software, and then click Next.
2
Select Recover to a custom size partition.
3
Specify the size of the C: drive. Click the up/down arrows to
increase/decrease the C: drive size in 1 GB increments.
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NOTE
The size of the C: drive will display on the progress bar as you make
your selections.
4
Click Next to begin the restoration. Once complete, a message
displays that the HDD has been recovered.
5
Press any key on your keyboard to restart the computer.
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the Recovery media
If you need to recover your computer to its default factory state, you
can rebuild the system using your Hard Drive Recovery Utilities.
To recover your hard disk drive using the utilities burned to CDs or
DVDs (refer to “Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs” on page 58):
1
Insert the first recovery CD or DVD into your optical drive and
power on the computer.
2
When the initial screen displays, press F12.
The boot menu appears.
3
Using the arrow keys, select the CD/DVD option and press
Enter. The system will boot up to the Toshiba Recovery Wizard
screen.
4
Please refer to “Hard Disk Drive Recovery options” on
page 60, to explain the available recovery options.
(Sample Image) Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen
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Using the TouchPad™
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Checking the HDD operating status
After restoring your hard disk drive, you can check its status as
follows:
1
Click Start.
2
Right-click My Computer.
3
Select Manage.
4
Click Disk Management.
5
Highlight the hard disk drive in the Volume list to display its
status in the lower portion of the screen.
Installing drivers and applications
(Available on certain models)
The Toshiba Application Installer (available on certain models)
allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were
originally bundled with your computer.
To reinstall drivers and applications:
1
Double-click the Toshiba Application Installer icon on the
Windows® desktop.
2
Click Next.
3
Click the item you want to install.
4
Click Install.
5
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation
process.
Using the TouchPad™
The TouchPad™, the small, smooth, square cutout located in front of
the keyboard, is sensitive to touch and enables you to move the
cursor with the stroke of a finger. Simply move your finger on the
TouchPad in the direction you would like to move the cursor:
❖
To move the cursor to the top of the page, push your finger
forward on the TouchPad.
❖
To move the cursor to the bottom of the page, drag your finger
toward yourself.
❖
To move the cursor to the right side of the page, slide your
finger across the TouchPad from left to right.
❖
To move it to the left side, slide your finger from right to left.
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NOTE
Because the TouchPad is much smaller than the display screen,
moving your cursor across the screen often means having to move
your finger several times across the TouchPad in the preferred
direction.
Once you have positioned your cursor, you can click it into place by
either double-tapping the TouchPad or clicking the control buttons.
Scrolling with the TouchPad™
There are two active regions on the TouchPad™ that allow you to
scroll as you would with any wheel device on a mouse or trackball.
To scroll vertically, run your finger up or down along the right edge
of the TouchPad. To scroll horizontally, run your finger along the
bottom edge of the TouchPad. This feature can be disabled or
changed in the Mouse Properties dialog box.
Control buttons
When a step instructs you to click or choose an item, move the
cursor to the item, then press and release the primary (left-hand)
button. To double-click, press the primary button twice in rapid
succession. The primary button usually corresponds to the left
mouse button.
The function of the secondary (right-hand) button depends on the
program you are using. It usually corresponds to the right mouse
button (“right-clicking”). Check your program’s documentation to
determine whether it uses the right mouse button.
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad™
The TouchPad™ is enabled by default. To change the enable/
disable TouchPad setting, press Fn + F9. This hot key enables/
disables the TouchPad. For more information, see “Disabling
or enabling the TouchPad” on page 217.
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Using external display devices
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Using external display devices
Your computer comes with a built-in display, but you can also
connect an external monitor or projector via the RGB (monitor) port.
Before connecting an external monitor or video projector, configure
your computer for the type of device you are connecting. To do this,
refer to the documentation for your operating system and devices.
Connecting an external monitor or projector
You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your
computer if you need a larger screen. To do this:
1
Connect the monitor’s video cable to the RGB (monitor) port
on the side of the computer.
2
Connect the device’s power cable to a live electrical outlet.
3
Turn on the external device.
4
Set the display mode by pressing Fn + F5, or by configuring the
Display Properties settings.
Directing the display output when you turn on the computer
Once you have connected an external display device, you can
choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or
both simultaneously.
NOTE
Some modes are only available with the appropriate device attached
and turned on.
The quickest way to change the display output settings is to use the
display hot key (Fn + F5):
1
Press Fn and F5 simultaneously.
2
While holding down Fn, press F5 repeatedly until the setting
you want takes effect. Briefly pause each time you press the F5
key to allow time for the display to change.
This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order
(only the first option is available when you do not have an
external monitor attached):
❖
LCD—Internal display only
❖
LCD + CRT—Internal display and external monitor
simultaneously
❖
CRT—External monitor only
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❖
LCD + CRT Multi Monitor—Internal display and external
monitor (extended desktop)
(Sample Image) Display options window
3
Release the Fn key.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You can also change these settings using the
Display Properties box.
Set the option for the video controller by clicking Start,
Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, and then Display. Choose
the Settings tab, click the Advanced button, select Display Device,
select the applicable Monitor type, and then click Apply or OK.
Adjusting the quality of the external display
To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or other
video display device), you may need to adjust the video settings.
See the video device documentation for additional configuration
steps.
TECHNICAL NOTE: To use one of the simultaneous modes, you must
set the resolution of the internal display panel to match the
resolution of the external display device. The external display device
must support a resolution of 800 x 600 or higher.
Using an external keyboard
If you prefer to use a full-size keyboard, you can attach one to your
computer. The computer’s USB ports support any USB-compatible
keyboard.
Using a mouse
You may want to use a mouse instead of the computer’s built-in
TouchPad. You can use a USB-compatible mouse.
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Connecting a printer
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Connecting a printer
NOTE
Your printer documentation may require you to install the printer
software before physically connecting the printer to your computer. If
you do not install the software as instructed by the printer
manufacturer, the printer may not function correctly.
Read the documentation that came with your printer. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions when connecting a printer.
You can connect a USB-compatible printer to your computer
through the USB ports. To determine if the printer is USBcompatible, check its documentation.
To make the connection, you need a suitable USB cable which may
come with your printer. If a USB cable was not included with your
printer, you can purchase one from a computer or electronics store.
If your printer supports Plug and Play, your computer may
automatically recognize the printer; the printer is then ready for use.
Refer to your printer documentation for further instructions.
TECHNICAL NOTE: To determine if your printer supports Plug and
Play, check its documentation.
If your printer does not support Plug and Play, you can set up the
printer as described in “Setting up a printer” on page 70.
To connect a printer to your computer:
1
Connect the printer cable to the printer and then connect the
other end to one of the computer’s USB ports.
2
Plug the printer’s power cable into a live AC outlet.
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Setting up a printer
NOTE
Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to your
printer installation guide for instructions before completing the
following procedure.
If your printer does not support Plug and Play, follow these steps to
set it up for the first time. You only need to set up the printer once.
1
Click Start, and then Printers and Faxes.
The Printers and Faxes window appears.
2
Click Add a printer.
The Add Printer Wizard appears.
(Sample Image) Add Printer Wizard
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your printer.
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Connecting an optional external diskette drive
Some operations, such as creating a password service diskette,
require a diskette drive designed for use with 3.5-inch diskettes.
(Sample Illustration) Optional external USB diskette drive
To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect the
cable to one of the computer’s USB ports.
(Sample Illustration) Connecting an optional external USB diskette
drive
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Turning off the computer
Turning off the computer
Pressing the power button before shutting down the Windows®
operating system could cause you to lose your work. Make sure the
system indicator panel’s disk light and the drive-in-use light are off.
If you turn off the power while a disk/disc is being accessed, you
may lose data or damage the disk/disc and/or drive.
It is a good idea to turn off your computer when you are not using it
for a while.
If you are using the computer for the first time, leave the computer
plugged into a power source (even though the computer is off) to
fully charge the battery.
Options for turning off the computer
Depending on the operating system installed, you have more than
one option available for turning off the computer: Turn Off or Shut
Down, Hibernate, and Standby. Each option has its advantages.
Turn Off or Shut Down
Factors to consider when choosing either Turn Off or Shut Down:
❖
Use the Turn Off command if you are not connected to a
domain server.
❖
Use the Shut Down command if you are connected to a domain
server.
❖
If you have work in progress and are not connected to a
network, use the Windows® Standby or Hibernate commands
to save your system settings so that, when you turn on the
computer again, you will automatically return to where you left
off.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Before using any of these options to shut down
or turn off your computer, save your files and make sure all disk/disc
activity lights are off.
If you change your mind and decide to continue working after all,
wait a few seconds before turning the computer on again.
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Hibernation mode
Hibernation mode shuts the computer down completely, but it first
saves the current state of the computer to the hard disk. Since
Hibernation mode does not require power to maintain the saved
information, system settings are retained indefinitely.
Factors to consider when choosing Hibernation:
❖
While in Hibernation mode, the computer uses no battery
power.
❖
Because the state of the system is stored on the hard disk, no
data is lost if the battery discharges.
❖
Restarting from Hibernation takes less time and consumes less
battery power than restarting from turning off the computer.
❖
Since information is being retrieved from the hard disk rather
than from memory, restarting from Hibernation takes a little
more time and consumes more battery power to start up than
when restarting from Standby.
❖
When starting up again, the computer returns to the state in
which you left it, including all open programs and files you
were using.
For information on how to use and configure Hibernation mode see
“Using and configuring Hibernation mode” on page 76.
Standby mode
The Standby command places the computer into a power-saving
mode. Standby holds the current state of the computer in system
memory (RAM) so that, when you restart the computer, you can
continue working from where you left off.
Factors to consider when choosing Standby:
❖
While in Standby mode, the computer uses some battery
power.
❖
The Standby command does not store unsaved information on
your hard disk. You should save your work before putting your
computer on Standby.
❖
Restarting from Standby takes less time and consumes less
battery power than restarting from turning off the computer or
using Hibernation mode.
❖
When starting up again, the computer returns to the mode in
which you left it, including all open programs and files you
were using.
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Turning off the computer
If you power down using the Standby command and the battery
discharges fully, your unsaved information will be lost. Be sure to
save your work first.
For information on using Standby, see “Using and configuring
Standby mode” on page 78.
Using the Turn Off Computer or Shut Down commands
Use the following steps to turn off your computer.
Turn Off
Follow these steps to turn off the computer when you are not
connected to a domain server:
1
Click Start, and then Turn off computer.
The Turn off computer dialog box appears.
(Sample Image) Turn off computer Windows® dialog box
2
Click Turn Off.
The computer shuts down completely.
Shut Down
Follow these steps to shut down the computer when you are
connected to a domain server:
1
Click Start, and then Shut down.
The Shut Down Windows® dialog box appears.
2
Select Shut down from the drop-down list.
3
Click OK.
The computer shuts down completely.
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Turning off the computer more quickly
You can also turn off the computer by pressing the power button.
To use this method, you first need to activate it using Toshiba’s
Power Saver utility.
1
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
3
Click on the Setup Action tab.
(Sample Image) Setup action settings screen
4
Select the options you want from the drop-down lists.
NOTE
These options are set separately for how they operate while the
computer is running on battery power or while connected to AC
power.
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Shut down if you want the computer to
shut down when you press the power button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to Shut down if you want the computer to
shut down when you close the display panel.
5
Click Apply.
6
Click OK.
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NOTE
For more information about the Power Saver utility, see “TOSHIBA
Power Saver” on page 159.
Once the computer is configured, you can turn it off by either
pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending
on the options set.
Restarting your computer
To start the computer up again, press the power button until the
on/off light glows green.
If you turn off the computer by closing the display panel, you can
start it again by opening the display panel.
Using and configuring Hibernation mode
To turn off the computer using the Hibernation command, click
Start, Turn off computer, and then select Hibernate.
(Sample Image) Turn off computer Windows® dialog box
The computer saves the state of all open programs and files, turns
off the display, and then turns off.
Configuring Hibernation mode options
You can place the computer into Hibernation mode by either
pressing the power button or closing the display panel. You can also
specify an amount of time after which the computer automatically
goes into Hibernation mode.
To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in
Toshiba’s Power Saver utility.
1
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
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Turning off the computer
4
Select Hibernation for the options you want.
NOTE
These options are set separately for how they operate while the
computer is running on battery power or while connected to AC
power.
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Hibernate if you want the computer to
go into Hibernation mode when you press the power
button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to Hibernate if you want the computer to
go into Hibernation mode when you close the display
panel.
5
Click Apply.
6
Click OK.
NOTE
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For more information about the Power Saver utility, see “TOSHIBA
Power Saver” on page 159.
Once the computer is configured, you can place it into Hibernation
mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display
panel, depending on the Hibernation options set.
Starting again from Hibernation mode
To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the power
button until the on/off light glows green. The computer returns to
the screen(s) you were using.
If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the display
panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.
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Turning off the computer
Using and configuring Standby mode
To turn off the computer using the Standby command, click Start,
Turn off computer, and then select Stand By.
(Sample Image) Turn off computer Windows® dialog box
The computer saves the status of all open programs and files, turns
off the display, and enters into a low-power mode. The on/off light
blinks amber indicating the computer is in Standby mode.
Configuring Standby mode options
You can place the computer into Standby mode by either pressing
the power button or closing the display panel. You can also specify
an amount of time after which the computer automatically goes into
Standby mode.
To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in
Toshiba’s Power Saver utility.
1
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
4
Select Standby for the options you want.
NOTE
These options are set separately for how they operate while the
computer is running on battery power or while connected to AC
power.
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Standby if you want the computer to go
into Standby mode when you press the power button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to Standby if you want the computer to go
into Standby mode when you close the display panel.
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Using your computer in tablet mode
5
Click Apply.
6
Click OK.
NOTE
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For more information about the Power Saver utility, see “TOSHIBA
Power Saver” on page 159.
Once the computer is configured, you can place it into Standby
mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display
panel, depending on the Standby options set.
Starting again from Standby mode
To start up the computer from Standby mode, press the power
button until the on/off light glows green. The computer returns to
the screen(s) you were using.
If you place the computer in Standby mode by closing the display
panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.
Closing the display panel
After you have turned off the computer, close the display panel to
keep dust and dirt out of the computer.
Using your computer in tablet mode
One of your computer’s features is a convertible display that allows
you to use the screen much as you would a writing tablet.
(Sample Illustration) Rotating the screen
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Using your computer in tablet mode
By orienting the screen so it is perpendicular or 90° to the
keyboard, and then simply rotating and folding the screen over the
keyboard, your system is ready to use in tablet mode, with the
included Toshiba tablet pen.
When rotating the LCD screen of your computer, be sure to slowly
turn the screen in the proper direction, and do not apply excessive
force or speed.
(Sample Illustration) Using the computer in tablet mode
To remove the tablet pen, press it in, and then pull it out from the
side of the computer.
For more information on using the computer in tablet mode, see
“Using tablet mode” on page 130.
Your computer came with applications already installed specifically
designed to work with the tablet feature of the system. For more
information on those applications, see the documentation provided
with them.
Customizing your computer’s settings
There are several ways in which you can customize your computer
to suit your particular requirements. Refer to your operating system
documentation or Help and Support for details.
You may also wish to customize your power usage settings. For
more information, see “TOSHIBA Power Saver” on page 159.
There are additional custom settings you can choose. See “Utilities”
on page 142.
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Caring for your computer
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Caring for your computer
This section gives tips on cleaning and moving your computer. For
information about taking care of your computer’s battery, see
“Taking care of your battery” on page 116.
Cleaning the computer
Keep liquids, including cleaning fluid, out of the computer’s
keyboard, speaker, and other openings. Never spray cleaner directly
onto the computer and/or display. Never use harsh or caustic
chemical products to clean the computer.
To keep your computer clean, gently wipe the display panel and
exterior case with a lightly dampened cloth.
Moving the computer
Before moving your computer, even across the room, make sure all
disk activity has ended (the drive indicator light stops glowing) and
all external peripheral cables are disconnected.
Do not pick up the computer by its display panel or by the back
(where the ports are located). Doing so could damage the system.
Using a computer lock
You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as
your desk. The easiest way to do this is to purchase an optional
computer lock cable. For more information on purchasing a cable
lock, visit accessories.toshiba.com.
(Sample Illustration) Computer lock cable
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Caring for your computer
To secure the computer:
1
Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object.
Make sure there is no way for a potential thief to slip the cable
off the object.
2
Pass the locking end through the loop.
3
Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot on your
computer, then engage the locking device.
The computer is now securely locked.
(Sample Illustration) Attaching security lock cable
Chapter 2
Learning the Basics
This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important
information about basic features.
Computing tips
❖
Save your work frequently.
Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until
you save it to the disk. If the network you are using goes down
and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your
battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose
all work since you last saved.
See “Saving your work” on page 90 for further information.
HINT: Some programs have an automatic save feature that can be
activated. This feature saves your file to the hard disk at preset
intervals. See your software documentation for details.
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❖
Back up your files to disks (or other removable media) on a
regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in
a safe place.
It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However,
if your hard disk suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it
unless you have a separate backup copy. For more information,
see “Data and system configuration backup in the Windows®
operating system” on page 203
❖
Use Error-checking and Disk Defragmenter regularly to
conserve disk space and improve performance.
❖
Scan all new files for viruses.
This precaution is especially important for files you receive via
diskette, email, or download from the Internet.
❖
Take frequent breaks to avoid repetitive-motion injuries and
eyestrain.
❖
Do not turn off the computer if a drive indicator light indicates
a drive is active.
Turning off the computer while it is reading from or writing to
a disk may damage the disk, the drive, or both.
❖
NOTE
Before turning off the computer, use the Turn off computer
command or Standby command. See “Using and configuring
Standby mode” on page 78 to learn more about Standby.
The Windows® operating system records information, such as your
desktop setup, during its shutdown procedure. If you do not let the
Windows® operating system shut down normally, details such as
new icon positions may be lost.
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Using the keyboard
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Using the keyboard
Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control keys,
function keys, and special Windows® keys, providing all the
functionality of a full-size keyboard.
(Sample Illustration) Keyboard
Character keys
Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a
typewriter, except that:
❖
The space bar creates a space character instead of just passing
over an area of the page.
❖
The lowercase letter l (el) and the number 1 are not
interchangeable.
❖
The uppercase letter O and the number 0 are not
interchangeable.
Making your keyboard emulate a full-size keyboard
Although your computer’s keyboard layout is compatible with a
standard full-size keyboard, it has fewer keys.
A standard full-size keyboard has two Enter, Ctrl, and Alt keys;
editing keys; cursor positioning keys; and a numeric keypad.
Pressing the Fn key simultaneously in combination with one of the
specially marked keys allows you to emulate a full-size keyboard.
Your computer’s keyboard has only one Enter key. Most of the time,
this does not matter. However, some programs assign separate
functions to the regular and numeric pad Enter keys on the full-sized
keyboard. Using the Fn key, you can simulate the Enter key. Press Fn
and Enter simultaneously to simulate the Enter key on the numeric
pad of the enhanced keyboard.
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Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys
(Sample Illustration) Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys
The Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys do different things depending on the
program you are using. For more information, see your program
documentation.
Function keys
The function keys (not to be confused with the Fn key) are the 12
keys at the top of the keyboard.
(Sample Illustration) Function keys
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute
programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the
Fn key, function keys marked with icons execute specific functions
on the computer. For example, Fn+F9 turns off the TouchPad. For
more information, see, “Hot Keys” on page 212.
Special Windows® keys
Windows® button
Application key
(Sample Illustration) Special Windows® keys
Your computer’s keyboard has one key and one button that have
special functions in Windows®:
❖
Windows® button—Opens the Start menu
❖
Application key—Has a similar function as the secondary
mouse button
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Overlay keys
The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of them form
the numeric and cursor overlay. This overlay lets you enter numeric
data or control the cursor as you would using the 10-key keypad on
a desktop computer’s keyboard.
(Sample Illustration) Numeric and cursor control overlay
Using the overlay to type numeric data
The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric
overlay keys.
To turn the numeric overlay on, press Fn and F11 simultaneously.
The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel glows
when the numeric overlay is on.
To disable the numeric overlay, hold down the Fn key and press F11
again. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel
goes out.
Using the overlay for cursor control
The keys with the gray arrows and symbols on their left front are
the cursor control overlay keys.
To turn the cursor control overlay on, press Fn and F10
simultaneously. The cursor control mode light on the keyboard
indicator panel glows when the cursor control overlay is on.
To disable the cursor control overlay, hold down the Fn key and
press F10 again. The cursor control mode light on the keyboard
indicator panel goes out.
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Starting a program
Starting a program
The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name of
the file that contains the information you want to work on. To find
the file, use My Computer or Windows® Explorer.
If you prefer to open the program first, you have four options. You can:
❖
Double-click the icon for the program on your desktop
❖
Use the Start menu
❖
Use Windows® Explorer or My Computer to locate the
program file
❖
Use the Run dialog box
The next three sections explain how to start a program from the
Start menu, Explorer and the Run dialog box.
Starting a program from the Start menu
When you install a program, the operating system usually puts an
icon in the All Programs menu. To start a program that has an icon
in the All Programs menu, follow these steps, which use the
Windows® WordPad program as an example:
1
Click Start, and then All Programs.
The Windows® operating system displays the All Programs
menu, which lists programs and program groups. If your
program is listed, go to step 3, otherwise, continue with step 2.
2
Click the program group, in this example, Accessories.
The Accessories menu is displayed.
3
Click the program, in this example, WordPad.
WordPad opens.
To close the program, click the Close button in the upper-right
corner of the program’s window.
Starting a program from Windows® Explorer
If a program is not listed in the All Programs menu, you can start it
from Windows® Explorer. Windows® Explorer gives you a view of
your computer’s contents as a hierarchy or “tree.” You can easily
see the contents of each drive and folder on your computer. To use
this method, you should know the file name and location of the
program’s executable file (this file ends with .exe).
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This example opens WordPad using Windows® Explorer.
1
Click Start, and then All Programs.
2
Click Accessories.
3
Click Windows Explorer.
4
Click My Computer to expand the window.
5
In the left part of the window, click the line that ends in “(C:).”
6
In the left part of the window, under the C: icon, double-click
the folder containing the program, in this case Program Files.
Windows® Explorer shows the contents of the Program Files
folder on the right side of the window. The left side of the
window shows all the folders contained within the Program
Files folder.
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In the left part of the window, click Windows NT.
8
In the left part of the window, click Accessories.
Windows® Explorer shows the contents of the Accessories
folder on the right side of the window.
9
In the right part of the window, double-click wordpad.
The operating system opens WordPad.
To close the program, click the Close button in the upper-right
corner of the program’s window.
Starting a program from the Run dialog box
This example uses the Run command to start WordPad:
1
Click Start, and then Run.
The Run dialog box appears.
(Sample Image) Run dialog box
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In the Run dialog box:
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If you know the program’s location, type the command
line. For a program in the Windows® folder, type just the
program name. Otherwise, type the full file path. For
example, to access WordPad, type:
c:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe, then
click OK.
HINT: To run the same program again, click the arrow to the right of
the text box and select the command line from the drop-down list.
❖
If you do not know the location, you can search for it by
clicking Start, then Search, and then following the onscreen instructions.
Saving your work
Before you turn off the computer, save your work on the hard disk
drive, diskette, flash media, or CD. This is one of the most
important rules of computing.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Save your data even when you are using the
Standby command, in case the battery discharges before you return
to work.
Saving documents is quick and easy, so it is a good idea to get in the
habit of saving frequently.
Many programs offer a feature that saves documents at regular
intervals. Check your program’s documentation to see if it has an
automatic save feature.
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Saving files
1
In your Windows®-based application, click File, and then Save.
If you are working with a document that already has a file
name, this is all you need to do. If you created a new document,
your program displays a Save As dialog box.
Use this dialog box to specify where to store the document and
to give it a file name.
(Sample Image) Save As dialog box
2
Choose the drive and folder where you want your file to be
stored.
3
Type a file name, then click Save.
HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently working
with, click File, and then Save As, and give the new file a different
name.
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File names
The Windows® operating system supports long file names that can
contain up to 255 characters and can include spaces. Some
applications do not support long file names and require file names
limited to no more than eight characters.
You may use all the letters and numbers on the keyboard plus these
characters: _ ^ $ ~ ! # % & { } ( ) @ and '. File names are not casesensitive.
Using a file extension
Most programs assign an extension to the file name that identifies
the file as being created in the program with a particular format. For
example, Microsoft® Word saves files with a .doc extension. Any
file name with an extension of “.doc” is assumed to be a Microsoft®
Word file. Creating your own extension is usually unwise, since the
program is unlikely to recognize a strange extension and may refuse
to handle your file correctly.
TECHNICAL NOTE: By default, the Windows® operating system does
not show file extensions. For information on showing or hiding file
extensions, see your Windows® online Help.
Printing your work
Ensure the operating system is set up for your printer as described
in “Setting up a printer” on page 70.
HINT: You only need to set up the printer the first time you connect it.
If you use more than one printer or are changing printers, you will
need to set up the Windows® operating system to run with the
additional printer(s).
To print a file:
1
If your printer is not on, turn it on now.
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In your Windows® application, click File, and then Print.
The program displays a Print dialog box.
(Sample Image) Print dialog box
3
Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of pages
and number of copies to print.
4
Click Print.
Backing up your work
Back up all the files you create in case something happens to your
computer. You can back up your files to different types of media
such as CDs, DVDs, diskettes, or to a network, if available.
To back up several files at one time, use the Microsoft® Windows®
backup program preinstalled on the computer’s hard disk. Also see
“Backing up your data to CDs with the Windows® operating
system” on page 205.
HINT: Backing up all the files on your hard disk may take a
considerable amount of time and multiple CDs/DVDs. You may
prefer to use a high-capacity backup system, such as an external
hard drive.
Small files can be backed up on diskettes if an optional external
diskette drive is available.
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Restoring your work
To restore information from your backup media to your hard disk,
use the Restore page in the backup program. Look in the online
Help or your operating system documentation for information on
restoring files.
TECHNICAL NOTE: When restoring files, the backup program
prompts you if you try to overwrite a file that already exists on the
hard disk. Make sure the backup version is the one you want before
overwriting the existing file.
Using the optical drive
Optical storage has become the preferred medium for software,
music, and video. Digital versatile discs (DVDs) provide a
significant increase in data storage and support features that are not
available on any other video platform. These features include widescreen movies, multiple language tracks, digital surround sound,
multiple camera angles, and interactive menus.
For these reasons, your computer may come with an optical drive.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Your optical drive is set to play region 1 (North
America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a DVD disc from another region,
the drive will automatically change to play in the format of the other
region. The drive will allow you to change regions four times. On the
fourth change, the region will be “locked in.” That is, the drive will
only play DVDs from that last region. Note that changing from region
1 to region 2 and back to region 1 is counted as two changes.
NOTE
For optimum DVD performance, it is recommended that you play
DVDs while running the computer on AC power.
NOTE
When viewing DVD movies use the DVD Player software that came
with your computer.
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Optical drive components
The optical drive is located on the side of the computer.
Your optical drive may look like this:
Drive in-use indicator light
Eject button
Manual eject hole
(Sample Illustration) Optical drive
Drive in-use indicator light—Indicates when the drive is in use.
Eject button—Press to release the disc tray.
Do not press the eject button or turn off the computer while the drive
in-use indicator light is glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or
the drive.
When the disc tray is open, be careful not to touch the lens or the
area around it. Doing so could cause the drive to malfunction.
Manual eject hole—Use if you need to release the disc tray when
the power is off. Use a straightened paper clip or other narrow
object to press the manual eject button located inside the hole.
Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can
break off inside the computer and damage it.
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Optical Drive Lock
This feature can be used to turn off the optical drive power so that
the disc tray can not be accidentally opened while the machine is
being used in tablet mode.
Setting the Optical Drive Lock
Click the Optical Drive Power icon in the Taskbar to change the
Optical Drive Lock settings.
To Power On and Power Off the Optical Drive Lock:
1
Click on the Optical Drive Power icon on the Taskbar.
2
Click Power On or Power Off.
(Sample Illustration) Optical Drive Lock Power On or Power Off
When the Optical Drive Lock is engaged, the FN+Tab key
combination and Eject Buttons on application screens are disabled.
Optical Drive Lock is not enabled immediately after the computer is
started, the Disc tray is closed, or the optical disc drive is switched
from OFF to ON using the FN+Tab keys.
Inserting an optical disc
To insert a optical disc into the drive:
1
Make sure the computer is turned on.
The drive will not open if the computer’s power is off.
2
Make sure the drive’s in-use indicator light is off.
3
Press the drive’s eject button.
The disc tray slides partially out of the drive (about 1 inch).
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Grasp the tray and pull it fully open.
(Sample Illustration) Drive tray fully extended
5
Hold the disc by its edges and check that it is free of dust.
If the disc is dusty, clean it as described in “Caring for CD or
DVD discs” on page 101.
6
Place the disc carefully in the disc tray, label side up.
(Sample Illustration) Positioning the disc in the drive
7
Gently press the disc onto the center spindle until it clicks into
place.
Handle DVDs and CDs carefully, making contact only with the center
hole and edge. Do not touch the surface of the disc. Do not stack
discs. If you incorrectly handle the discs, you could lose data.
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Make sure the disc is completely on the spindle and is lying flat
on the tray.
If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this happens,
contact Toshiba support for assistance.
9
Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of the tray
until it clicks into place.
You are ready to use the disc.
Playing an audio CD
Insert an audio CD and close the disc tray.
If the computer is turned on, Windows Media® Player opens and the
CD begins to play. You can use the Windows Media® Player
program to control the CD.
To access the Windows Media® Player, you can open it through the
Start menu.
NOTE
When using Windows Media® Player, your system may not be able
to activate Standby or Hibernation modes. To prevent this from
occurring, close Windows Media® Player before you select Standby
or Hibernation mode.
Stop button
Play/Pause button
(Sample Image) Windows Media® Player screen
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The Windows Media® Player control panel works much like an
ordinary compact disc player:
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To play the CD or to pause, click the Play/Pause button.
❖
To stop the CD, click the Stop button.
Before putting on headphones to listen, turn the volume down. Do
not set the volume too high when using headphones. Continuous
exposure to loud sound can harm your hearing.
Playing optical media
If you insert a CD/DVD into the optical drive and the Auto-Run
feature does not automatically start your disc, try launching the
CD/DVD manually. To do this, follow these steps:
1
Click Start, and then Computer.
2
Click the optical drive icon.
The disc drive will run the CD/DVD.
If your disc does not run using this method, try using an application
that is associated with the media on the disc. For example, if it is a
music CD, open Windows Media® Player and use it to select and
then play the CD. For other types of media, use the associated
software to open the files on the disc.
Creating a CD/DVD
Depending on the configuration, your computer may come with an
optical drive that allows you to:
❖
Play pre-recorded and recorded optical media
❖
Read/write data and multi-media files to recordable optical
media.
For more information regarding supported optical media formats
please refer to your computer’s detailed specifications at
pcsupport.toshiba.com.
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NOTE
Due to manufacturing and quality variations in third party optical
media (e.g., CD or DVD) or optical media players/recorders, in
certain cases, your Toshiba optical drive may not record on certain
optical media that bear the applicable logo, or play back optical
media recorded by other computers or optical media recorders.
Additionally, certain optical media recorded on your optical drive
may not play back or operate properly on other computers or optical
media players. These problems are not due to any defect in your
Toshiba computer or optical drive. Please refer to your computer's
product specification for listing of specific format compatibilities.
Copy protection technology may also prevent or limit recording or
viewing of certain optical media.
For details on how to use the software, please refer to the respective
Online Help menus.
Removing a disc with the computer on
To remove a disc (CD or DVD) with the computer turned on:
1
Press the eject button on the drive.
Do not press the eject button while the in-use indicator light is
glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or the drive.
Also, if the disc is still spinning when you open the disc tray, wait for
it to stop spinning before you remove it.
2
Pull the tray out until it is fully open, remove the disc, and
place it in its protective cover.
3
Gently press the tray in to close it.
Removing a disc with the computer off
To remove a disc with the computer turned off:
1
Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip, into
the manual eject hole.
The disc tray slides partially out of the drive (about 1 inch).
Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can
break off inside the computer and damage it.
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2
Pull the tray out until it is fully open, remove the disc, and
place it in its protective cover.
3
Gently press the tray in to close it.
Caring for CD or DVD discs
❖
Store your discs in their original containers to protect them
from scratches and keep them clean.
❖
Do not bend a disc or place heavy objects on top of it.
❖
Do not apply a label to, or otherwise mar the surface of, a disc.
❖
Hold a disc by its outside edge. Fingerprints on the surface can
prevent the optical drive from reading the data properly.
❖
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or extreme heat or cold.
❖
To clean a disc that is dirty, wipe it with a clean, dry cloth. The
most efficient method to clean it is to start from the center of
the disc and wipe toward the outward edge (not in a circle). If
necessary, moisten the cloth with water or a neutral cleaner
(not benzine or rubbing alcohol). Let the disc dry completely
before inserting it in the drive.
Toshiba’s online resources
Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can
connect. These sites provide information about Toshiba products,
give help with technical questions and keep you up to date with
future upgrades. For more information, see “Contacting Toshiba”
on page 209.
Chapter 3
Mobile Computing
This chapter covers all aspects of using your computer while
traveling.
Toshiba’s energy-saver design
Your computer enters a low-power suspension mode when it is not
being used, thereby conserving energy and saving money in the
process. It has a number of other features that enhance its energy
efficiency.
Many of these energy-saving features have been set. We
recommend you leave these features active, allowing your computer
to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it
for longer periods while traveling.
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Your computer contains Toshiba EasyGuard®. The Toshiba
EasyGuard* technology is made up of four foundational elements
that incorporate hardware and software innovations into various
Toshiba notebooks that address the most common security,
reliability and connectivity issues faced by computer users:
❖
EasyGuard Protect and Fix—to fortify vital information and
vulnerable components against the stress and hazards mobile
computers face every day.
❖
EasyGuard Secure—to defend your data and your notebook
against loss, theft or viral attack.
❖
EasyGuard Connect—to help users establish a reliable wired
or wireless connection effortlessly and quickly.
❖
EasyGuard Optimize—to enable users to customize system
settings to be more productive.
*Toshiba EasyGuard® technology comprises a number of features
some of which may or may not be available on a particular Toshiba
notebook depending on the model selected. See
easyguard.toshiba.com for detailed information.
Running the computer on battery power
The computer contains a removable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
that provides power when you are away from an AC outlet. You can
recharge it many times.
Battery Notice
Battery life may vary considerably from specifications depending
on product model, configuration, applications, power management
settings and features utilized, as well as the natural performance
variations produced by the design of individual components.
Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and
configurations tested by Toshiba at the time of publication.
Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not charge
while the computer is consuming full power.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at
maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for
all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories
information that shipped with your computer or visit the Toshiba
Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Use only batteries designed to
work with your Toshiba notebook computer.
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To ensure that the battery maintains its maximum capacity, operate
the computer on battery power at least once a month. The LithiumIon battery has no memory effect so it is not necessary to let the
battery fully discharge each time. However, for better accuracy of
the battery meter, it is helpful to fully discharge the battery
periodically. Please see “Maintaining your battery” on page 117 for
procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power,
either through an AC adaptor or a port replicator (if applicable to
your system), for an extended period (more than a month), the
battery may fail to retain a charge. This may shorten the life of the
battery, and may cause the battery meter to be inaccurate.
NOTE
For optimum DVD performance, it is recommended that you play
DVDs while running the computer on AC power. For more
information about Windows® power plans, see “Power Profiles” on
page 111.
The computer also has an internal real-time-clock (RTC) battery.
The RTC battery powers the RTC memory that stores your system
configuration settings and the current time and date information. It
maintains this information for up to a month while the computer is
turned off.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The RTC battery does not charge while the
computer is turned off, even when AC power is attached.
The RTC battery charges only while the computer is powered on.
Power management
Your computer ships with the power management options preset to
a configuration that will provide the most stable operating
environment and optimum system performance for both AC power
and battery modes.
Changes to these settings may result in system performance or
stability issues. Users who are not completely familiar with the power
management component of the system should use the preset
configuration. For assistance with setup changes, contact Toshiba’s
Global Support Centre.
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Using additional batteries
In addition to the battery, you may also have an optional second
battery (not included with your computer). If you travel and need to
work for many hours without an AC power source, you may
purchase a battery module for use in the computer, or carry
additional charged battery packs with you. You can then replace a
discharged battery and continue working.
For more information on batteries and accessories, see
accessories.toshiba.com.
Charging batteries
The battery needs to be charged before you can use it to power the
computer.
Never leave batteries in the battery charger for more than a week at a
time. Doing so may reduce the potential charge of the battery.
Always use the battery charger specified by Toshiba. You can order a
Toshiba battery charger from Toshiba’s Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com.
NOTE
Battery charge time may vary depending on the applications, power
management settings, and features used.
Charging the battery
To charge the battery while it is in your computer, plug the
computer into a live electrical outlet. The battery charges whether
the computer is on or off.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The recharging of the battery cannot occur when
your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC adaptor to
run applications, features, and devices. Your computer's Power Options
utility can be used to select a power level setting that reduces the power
required for system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
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The battery may not start charging immediately under the following
conditions:
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The battery is extremely hot or cold.
To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until
it reaches room temperature (50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, 10 to
26 degrees Celsius).
❖
The battery is almost completely discharged.
Leave the power connected and the battery should begin
charging after a few minutes.
HINT: Once the battery is fully charged, we recommend that you
operate your computer on battery power until the battery discharges
completely. Doing this extends battery life and helps ensure accurate
monitoring of battery capacity.
Charging the RTC battery
Your computer has an internal real-time clock (RTC) battery. The
RTC battery powers the System Time Clock and BIOS memory
used to store your computer’s configuration settings. When fully
charged, it maintains this information for up to a month when the
computer is powered off.
The RTC battery may have become completely discharged while
your computer was shipped, resulting in the following error
message during startup:
BAD RTC BATTERY
BAD CHECKSUM (CMOS)
CHECK SYSTEM
NOTE
The above error message may vary by computer model.
The RTC battery does not charge while the computer is turned off
even when the AC adaptor is charging the computer. The RTC battery
charges when the computer is powered on.
If the RTC battery is low, the real-time clock and calendar may
display the incorrect time and date, or stop working.
To recharge the RTC battery, plug the computer into a live electrical
outlet and leave the computer powered on for 24 hours.
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It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it charges
while the computer is on. If the RTC battery is low, the real-time
clock and calendar may display the incorrect time and date or stop
working.
When Hibernation mode is enabled and the RTC battery is
completely discharged, a warning prompts you to reset the real-time
clock.
The computer can be used while the RTC battery is being charged,
although the charging status of the RTC battery cannot be
monitored.
Monitoring battery power
The computer’s battery light gives you an indication of the battery’s
current charge. The following also applies to the secondary battery
(available on certain models) if installed.
❖
Glows amber while the battery is being charged (AC adaptor
connected).
❖
Glows green when the battery is fully charged.
❖
Is unlit when the battery has discharged, the battery is not
charging, or the AC adaptor is not plugged into the computer or
AC outlet.
NOTE
Battery life and charge time may vary, depending upon power
management settings, applications and features used.
❖
Flashes amber when the battery charge is low and it is time to
recharge the battery or plug in the AC adaptor.
NOTE
If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either a battery
pack is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving correct input from the
AC power supply.
Disconnect the AC power cord/cable and remove the battery pack.
See “Changing the battery” on page 112 for information on replacing
the battery.
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HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light (
light ( ).
) with the on/off
When the on/off light flashes amber, it indicates that the system is
suspended (using the Windows® operating system Standby
command).
Power
button
System Indicator Lights
AC power light
On/off light
Battery light
Secondary battery light
Hard disk drive light
Wireless WAN
indicator light**
Wireless indicator light
Bridge media indicator light*
*Available on certain models
**Not Available in the United States
(Sample Illustration) Power and battery light locations
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Determining remaining battery power
NOTE
Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying
to monitor the remaining battery power. The computer needs this
time to check the battery’s remaining capacity and perform its
calculations.
1
Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
and then TOSHIBA Power Saver.
2
Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
The Power Saver Properties window appears.
The remaining battery charge is indicated on the left side of the
dialog box.
With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity
gradually decreases. A frequently used older battery does not
power the computer for as long as a new battery, even when
both are fully charged.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The computer drains the battery faster at low
temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you are
working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The computer calculates the remaining battery charge based on your
current rate of power use and other factors such as the age of the
battery.
What to do when the battery runs low
When the battery runs low you can:
❖
Plug the computer into an external power source and recharge
the battery
❖
Place the computer into Hibernation mode and replace the
battery with a charged spare
❖
Connect the computer to an optional high capacity battery (if
available for your computer)
❖
Save your work and turn off the computer
If you do not manage to do any of these things before the battery
completely runs out of power, the computer automatically enters
Hibernation mode and turns itself off. Hibernation mode keeps
track of where you were, so that when you turn on the power again,
you can continue where you left off.
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If you have Hibernation mode enabled (the default), the computer
copies the details of your open programs and files to the hard disk
before shutting down. For more information on using Hibernation,
see “Hibernation mode” on page 73.
Setting battery alarms
You can set two alarms. Each alarm can be set to alert you when a
specified percentage of remaining battery power has been reached.
You can set how the warning occurs: sound an alarm, display a
message, both, or none. You can also set the computer to enter
Standby mode or Hibernation mode or to completely power down
when the alarm goes off.
To change the default alarm settings:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
and then TOSHIBA Power Saver.
2
Click the Setup Action tab.
3
Configure the Alarm settings to suit your needs.
Conserving battery power
How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are using the
computer depends on a number of factors, such as:
❖
How the computer is configured
❖
How much you use the hard disk, optical drive, diskette drives,
or other optional devices
❖
Where you are working, since operating time decreases at low
temperatures
There are various ways in which you can conserve power and
extend the operating time of your battery:
❖
Enable Standby or Hibernation, which saves power when you
turn off the computer and turn it back on again
❖
Use Toshiba’s power-saving options
These power-saving options control the way in which the computer
is configured. By using them, you can increase the length of time
you can use the computer before you need to recharge the battery.
Toshiba has combined these options into preset Power Profiles.
Using one of these profiles lets you choose between maximum
power savings and peak system performance. You may also set
individual power-saving options to suit your own needs.
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The following sections describe how to choose a Power Profile and
discuss each power-saving option.
Power Profiles
You can choose a predefined Power Profile or select your own
combination of power management options. To do this:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
and then TOSHIBA Power Saver.
The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window
2
Select an appropriate profile for your work environment or
create your own custom profile.
By changing the options that appear in the Power Saver Properties
dialog box and clicking OK, you can reconfigure that function. You
may choose a power-saving management strategy to best suit your
computing needs. If you are running on batteries and the programs
that you are using do not require a lot of system resources, you may
experience longer work sessions by enabling the Normal setting.
Any options that you change become the active settings when you
exit the program. (You do not have to restart your system before
they become active settings.)
For more information, see “Power Profiles” on page 111.
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Changing the battery
Using a hot key to set the Power Profile
You may use a hot key to set the Power Profile.
To set the Power Profile:
1
Press Fn and F2 simultaneously to display the Power Profile
pop-up window.
(Sample Image) Power Profile pop-up window
2
While continuing to press Fn, press F2 until you select the
desired Power Profile.
The Power Profile options are: Full Power, AC Optimize, High
Power, Normal, DVD Playback, Presentation, and Long Life.
3
Release the Fn key.
The pop-up window disappears. You are now in the selected
mode.
For more information on setting the battery Power Profile, see
“Power Profiles” on page 111.
Changing the battery
When your battery has run out of power, you have two options: plug
in the AC adaptor or install a charged battery.
Never short circuit the battery pack by either accidentally or
intentionally bringing the battery terminals in contact with another
conductive object. This could cause serious injury or fire, and could
also damage the battery pack and computer.
❖
Never expose a battery pack to abnormal shock, vibration or
pressure. The battery pack's internal protective device could
fail, causing it to overheat or ignite, resulting in caustic liquid
leakage, or explosion or fire, possibly resulting in death or
serious injury.
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TECHNICAL NOTE: To avoid losing any data, save your files and
then either completely shut down your computer or put it into
Hibernation mode before changing the battery.
Removing the battery from the computer
To remove the battery:
1
Save your work.
2
Turn off the computer or place it in Hibernation mode
according to the instructions in “Using and configuring
Hibernation mode” on page 76.
3
Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer,
including the AC adaptor.
4
Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down.
Before you turn the computer over, make sure that the computer
display is properly closed and is not in tablet mode. Setting the
computer down on the display may cause damage to the screen.
5
Slide the battery release lock to the unlocked position.
(Sample Illustration) Unlocking the battery release lock
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6
Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
7
Pull the discharged battery out of the computer.
(Sample Illustration) Removing the battery
If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective
gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately. Always dispose of
used battery packs in compliance with all applicable laws and
regulations. Put insulating tape, such as cellophane tape, on the
electrode during transportation to avoid a possible short circuit, fire
or electric shock. Failure to do so could possibly result in serious
injury.
Inserting a charged battery
To insert a battery:
1
Wipe the terminals of the charged battery with a clean cloth to
ensure a good connection.
2
Insert the charged battery into the slot until the latch clicks.
The battery pack has been designed so that you cannot install it
with reverse polarity.
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If the battery does not slide into the slot easily, move the battery
release lock to the unlocked position and try again. Do not force the
battery into position.
(Sample Illustration) Inserting the battery
3
Slide the battery release lock to the locked position.
(Sample Illustration) Inserting the battery
4
Turn the computer right side up.
5
Reconnect any cables that were removed in step 3 of
“Removing the battery from the computer” on page 113.
6
Restart the computer.
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Taking care of your battery
The following sections offer tips on how to take care of your battery
and prolong its life.
Safety precautions
❖
If the battery pack produces an odor, overheats or changes
color or shape while it is being used or charged, turn off the
computer’s power immediately and disconnect the power cord/
cable from the power socket. Carefully remove the battery pack
from the computer.
❖
Do not try to disassemble a battery pack.
❖
Do not overcharge or reverse charge a battery. Overcharging
will shorten its life, and reverse charging could damage it.
❖
Avoid touching the metal terminals of the battery with another
metal object. Short-circuiting the battery can cause it to
overheat and may cause damage to the battery or the computer.
❖
Do not incinerate a spent battery, as this could cause it to
explode and release caustic liquid.
❖
If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately. Use
protective gloves when handling a damaged battery.
❖
To replace the battery, use an identical battery that you can
purchase through the Toshiba Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com.
❖
A reverse polarity condition should be avoided with all
batteries. The battery is designed so that it cannot be installed
in reverse polarity.
❖
Charge the battery only in the computer or in a battery charger
designated as an approved option.
❖
When you install the battery pack, you should hear a click
when it is seated properly.
❖
Do not expose the battery pack to fire. The battery pack could
explode.
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Maintaining your battery
Fully discharging your battery pack will allow better accuracy of
the battery meter.
To fully discharge your battery pack:
❖
Periodically, disconnect the computer from a power source and
operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully
discharges. Before doing so, follow the steps below:
1
Turn off the computer’s power.
2
Disconnect the AC adaptor and turn on the computer’s
power. If it does not turn on, go to step 4.
3
Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If
the battery pack has at least five minutes of operating time,
continue operating until the battery pack is fully
discharged. If the battery light flashes or there is some
other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4.
4
Connect the AC adaptor to the computer and the power
cord/cable to a power outlet. The DC-IN or AC powerlight should glow green, and the battery light should glow
amber to indicate that the battery pack is being charged. If
the DC-IN or AC power-light indicator does not glow,
power is not being supplied. Check the connections for the
AC adaptor and power cord/cable.
5
Charge the battery pack until the battery light glows green.
❖
If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
❖
If you will not be using the system for an extended period,
more than one month, remove the battery pack.
❖
If you are not going to use the computer for more than eight
hours, disconnect the AC adaptor.
❖
Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct
sunlight.
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Disposing of used batteries
Disposing of used batteries
The life of a battery pack depends on usage. When the battery pack
needs replacing, the battery light flashes amber shortly after you
have fully recharged the battery.
You must discard a battery if it becomes damaged.
Never attempt to dispose of a battery pack by burning or by throwing
it into a fire, and never allow exposure to a heating apparatus (e.g.,
microwave oven). Heat can cause a battery pack to explode and/or
release caustic liquid, both which may possibly cause serious injury.
Always dispose of used battery packs in compliance with all
applicable laws and regulations. Put insulating tape, such as
cellophane tape, on the electrode during transportation to avoid a
possible short circuit, fire or electric shock. Failure to do so could
possibly result in serious injury.
Always use the battery pack supplied as an accessory or an
equivalent battery pack specified in the User's Manual. Other battery
packs have different voltage and terminal polarities. Use of nonconforming battery packs could generate smoke or cause fire or
rupture, possibly resulting in serious injury.
After repeated use, the batteries will finally lose their ability to hold
a charge and you will need to replace them. Under certain
applicable laws and regulations, it may be illegal to dispose of old
batteries by placing them in the trash.
Please be kind to our shared environment. Check with your local
government authority for details regarding where to recycle old
batteries or how to dispose of them properly. If you cannot find the
information you need elsewhere, call Toshiba at: (800) 457-7777.
Toshiba is dedicated to preserving the environment by sponsoring
Call2Recycle™, a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation. For more information and for drop-off locations, visit
www.rbrc.org or call 1-800-822-8837.
Notice regarding CR coin cell batteries, applicable to California,
U.S.A. only:
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply.
See http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/
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Traveling tips
The environmental precautions listed in “Selecting a place to work”
on page 40, also apply while traveling.
❖
Never leave your computer on a sunny ledge or in a place
where it could get wet or covered in dust.
❖
Always travel with the computer in a carrying case. Toshiba
offers a choice of carrying cases for the computer. They all
provide plenty of extra space for manuals, power cords, and
compact discs. Contact your authorized Toshiba representative
for more information or visit Toshiba’s Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com.
TECHNICAL NOTE: When traveling by air, you may be required to
pass your notebook through airport security equipment. The X-ray
equipment will not harm your computer.
NOTE
Before using your computer aboard an aircraft, make sure the
Wireless antenna ON/OFF switch is set to the Off position if your
computer has wireless LAN capability.
Chapter 4
Exploring Your Computer’s
Features
In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your
notebook computer.
Exploring the desktop
The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in the
Windows® operating system. You use its features to start programs,
find documents, set up system components, and perform most other
computing tasks.
HINT: The illustrated examples in this guide may appear slightly
different from the screens displayed by your system. The differences
are not significant and do not indicate any change in the functionality
of your system.
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Finding your way around the desktop
Your computer’s desktop includes several standard features: icons,
Start button, Taskbar, System tray, and background pattern.
Icons
Start button
Taskbar
System tray
(Sample Image) Windows® operating system desktop
Icons
An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly
activated by double-clicking the icon.
You can create a new desktop icon for any folder, file, or program
by dragging the element’s icon from its location in a window to the
desktop area.
Various icons are initially displayed on your system desktop, for
example:
Recycle Bin—Holds files you have deleted. You may be able to
retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a file from a diskette or flash media,
it does not go into the Recycle Bin. For more information on the
Recycle Bin, see Windows® online Help.
Internet Explorer®—The Microsoft® browser that provides access
to the Internet.
Windows Media® Player—Plays and organizes digital media files
on your computer and on the Internet.
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NOTE
If you place the cursor over an icon, a popup description of the file
contents appears.
Your desktop may contain other icons depending on your
configuration. See Windows® online Help for more specific
information on each icon and how to use it.
Start button
You use the Start button to:
❖
Start programs
❖
Access Microsoft® Windows® operating system update
❖
Open documents
❖
Adjust system settings
❖
Find files
❖
Access Windows® Help
❖
Run programs
❖
Suspend system activity and shut down the computer
NOTE
Whenever a procedure in this User’s Guide instructs you to click
Start, it means that you should click the Start button.
Taskbar
Each time you open a program, a button associated with that
program appears on the Taskbar. With some programs, a button
appears on the Taskbar for each document or window you open.
You can use these buttons to quickly switch between the programs
or windows.
To make a program or window the currently active one, click the
associated Taskbar button.
System tray
The System tray displays icons of tasks or programs that run
continuously in the background. To learn more about each task,
position the cursor over the icon for a few moments and a short
description of the task appears.
Typical tasks in the System tray are Current time, Power usage
mode, Mouse properties, and speaker volume.
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To activate a specific task, double-click the appropriate System tray
icon.
Setting up for communications
To connect to the Internet, or use an online service, you need:
❖
A browser or communications program
❖
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan
to use the Internet
❖
A way to connect to the ISP (for example modem/
Wi-Fi®/LAN etc.)
Using Wireless LAN connectivity
NOTE
Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to
purchase additional software, external hardware or services.
Availability of public wireless LAN access points may be limited.
Your system may come with an optional wireless LAN module.
This is a technology that expands wireless communication beyond
networking equipment, and can connect many different kinds of
electronic devices without the need for cables.
For information on how to set up a wireless connection, refer to
your wireless networking device documentation or your network
administrator.
To use your wireless communication, slide the wireless on/off
switch to the On position.
NOTE
When the Wireless antenna ON/OFF switch is ON, the wireless
indicator light will be lit.
For help with common Wi-Fi® networking problems, see “Wireless
networking problems” on page 198.
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Connecting your computer to a network
You can connect your computer to a network to increase its
capabilities and functionality using one of its communication ports.
Accessing a network
To access a network:
❖
At the office, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 jack on
your computer. For specific information about connecting to
the network, consult your network administrator. Many hotels,
airports, and offices offer Wi-Fi® access. If your computer has
Wi-Fi®, ask them for help when connecting to their Wi-Fi®
network.
❖
While you are at home or traveling, you need a dial-up
connection. Ask your network administrator for the telephone
number of the network.
Setting up the connection
To set up an office connection, consult your network administrator
for network settings and additional considerations.
To set up a dial-up connection, use the New Connection Wizard:
1
Click Start, and then All Programs.
2
Click Accessories, Communications, and click New
Connection Wizard.
3
Enter the phone number of your network connection and let the
program dial the number.
The computer connects to the network.
Connecting a modem to a telephone line
Your computer may come with a built-in modem that can be
connected to a standard voice-grade telephone line.
The modem allows you to:
❖
Access the Internet
❖
Communicate with your office’s local area network (LAN) or
larger corporate wide area network (WAN)
For specific information about connecting to a LAN or WAN,
consult your network administrator.
❖
Send a fax directly from your computer
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For more detailed information regarding your computer’s modem,
visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to
connect it to a telephone line. Your computer’s built-in modem port
provides an RJ-11 jack, allowing you to connect the modem to a
standard voice-grade telephone line.
1
Plug one end of a telephone cable (purchased separately) into
the modem port on the side of the computer.
(Sample Illustration) Connecting the telephone cable to the modem
port
2
Connect the other end to the RJ-11 wall jack.
(Sample Illustration) Connecting to a wall jack
NOTE
Connect the built-in modem only to ordinary analog phone lines.
Never connect the built-in modem to a digital line (ISDN).
Never connect the built-in modem to the digital connector on a
public telephone or to a digital private branch exchange (PBX).
Never connect the built-in modem to a key telephone system for
residences or offices.
Connection to any communication line other than an analog phone
line could cause a computer system failure.
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An overview of using the Internet
Now you are ready to send a fax or use the modem to connect to an
online service or the Internet.
An overview of using the Internet
The following sections give a quick introduction to the Internet and
some of its exciting features, under these headings:
❖
The Internet
❖
The World Wide Web
❖
Internet Service Providers
❖
Connecting to the Internet
❖
Surfing the Internet
❖
Internet features
❖
Uploading to, and downloading files from the Internet
The Internet
The Internet is an association of thousands of networks and
millions of computers around the world connected by
communications lines. They all work together to share information.
The World Wide Web
The World Wide Web (or “Web”) is a subset of the Internet—a
collection of interlinked documents (located on computers
connected to the Internet) that work together using a specific
Internet protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
The World Wide Web offers information as text, images, audio, or
video to be referenced from anywhere in the world. Special
programs called Web browsers are specifically designed to work
with HTTP. They make it easier to connect to a particular network
address and send and receive information.
Internet Service Providers
To connect a computer directly to the Internet, many people and
businesses use an Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP is a
company that has the equipment and the telecommunication lines
necessary to maintain an Internet connection.
You can connect to the Internet by using a telephone and modem or
through other higher-speed communication methods such as Digital
Subscriber Lines (DSL), cable, and satellite links.
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Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you need:
❖
A browser or communications program
❖
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan
to use the Internet
❖
A way to connect to the ISP (for example modem/
Wi-Fi®/LAN etc.)
Once you have established an ISP account, you can connect to the
Internet.
1
Connect your computer’s modem (available on certain models)
to a telephone line. For more information on connecting a
modem, see “Connecting a modem to a telephone line” on
page 124.
2
Start your Web browser. Have your modem dial the ISP’s
telephone number, and establish a connection with the ISP’s
computer.
If you are using your computer at the office, then you probably
connect to the Internet through your company’s network. See your
network administrator about connecting to the Internet.
Surfing the Internet
Once connected to the Internet, the Web browser displays a home
page, for example, your ISP’s home page on the Internet or your
company’s Web site home page.
To visit a desired Web site, type in the Web address. The Web
address, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), is a unique identifier
for that computer system linked to the Internet. Web addresses can
also appear within a Web page’s text, and are known as links.
Clicking a link automatically transfers your Web browser to that
site.
You can also use a Search Engine, a Web site specifically designed
to help you look for information.
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Internet features
The Internet offers many types of communication tools to help
you perform many tasks.
❖
Internet email
To send and receive email of your own, you need a mailbox on
the Web or an email address.
If you have an account with an ISP, you can probably set up an
email address at the same time you sign up for the service.
❖
Internet chat rooms
A chat room is a Web site that offers a place where people with
similar interests and ideas communicate in real-time, one-onone or in groups, by typing messages which are instantly
viewed by others on their computer screens.
❖
Internet news groups
A news group is similar to a chat room, but instead of using a
dedicated site to converse about a specialized subject with
others in real-time, it uses a Web site as a clearinghouse where
all the messages are placed, like a gigantic bulletin board.
❖
Online shopping
Many Web sites offer products and services for sale.
Uploading to, and downloading files from the Internet
Transferring files from one computer to another is termed
uploading (transferring data from your computer to a site on the
Web), or downloading (transferring data from a site on the Web to
your computer).
There are several ways to upload or download data. It can be as
simple as attaching a file or document to an email, or you can use
the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) features of your Web browser to
transfer large amounts of data.
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Exploring audio features
You can use your computer to record sounds using the computer’s
internal microphone or an optional external microphone. You can
listen to sound files or audio CDs using the built-in speakers,
headphones, or external speakers.
Recording sounds
You may record sounds using the computer’s internal microphone
or by connecting an optional external microphone.
Using a microphone
1
If you want to use an external microphone, connect it to the
computer.
2
Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, and
then Sound Recorder.
Positioning
bar
Record
Stop
Play
Skip forward
Skip backward
(Sample Image) Sound Recorder screen
3
Click the Record button.
4
Speak normally into the microphone.
5
When you have finished recording, click the Stop button.
The Sound Recorder window displays the new sound file as a
waveform.
NOTE
You can only record 60 seconds at a time.
6
To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button.
7
To save the file, click File, and then Save.
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Using external speakers or headphones
Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system with
internal speakers. Instead of using the internal speakers, you can
connect headphones or a pair of external stereo speakers.
Before putting on headphones to listen, turn the volume down. Do
not set the volume too high when using headphones. Continuous
exposure to loud sound can harm your hearing.
TECHNICAL NOTE: When using amplified speakers, use speakers
that require an external power source. Other types of speakers will be
inadequate to produce sound from the computer.
To play back sound files through external speakers or headphones:
1
Locate the headphone jack on the computer.
2
Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the
headphones or external speakers into the headphone jack.
The headphone jack requires a 16-ohm stereo mini-jack.
To adjust the volume:
❖
For external speakers, use the volume controls on each speaker.
❖
For headphones, use the computer’s volume control.
Using tablet mode
One of your computer’s features is a convertible display that allows
you to use the screen much as you would a writing tablet.
Your computer came with applications already installed specifically
designed to work with the tablet feature of the system. For more
information on those applications, see the documentation provided
with them.
Preparing to use the tablet
1
Lift the display panel.
2
Press the power button until the on/off light on the system
indicator panel glows green.
NOTE
Display panel should be perpendicular or 90° to the keyboard before
attempting to rotate the display.
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Rotate the display panel clockwise 180o (degrees). When you
complete this task, the screen faces away from the keyboard.
When rotating LCD screen of your computer, be sure to slowly turn
the screen in the proper direction, and not apply excessive force or
speed.
(Sample Illustration) Rotating the display panel clockwise 180o
4
Fold the display panel down flat over the keyboard and close
the display.
(Sample Illustration) Folding the display panel down flat
By default, the computer desktop will automatically rotate to
primary portrait view. For more information on changing tablet
screen settings, see “TOSHIBA Rotation Utility” on page 168.
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5
NOTE
To send the video to an external monitor, use the Cross Menu
button (the Cross-Functional button) and select the display
option.
You should view video on an external monitor in primary landscape
mode. Any other orientation will display the external video resolution
incorrectly.
Using tablet mode
1
Remove the Toshiba tablet pen which is located on the side of
the computer by momentarily pressing in on the pen and then
releasing it. Pull the pen from the holder.
(Sample Illustration) Removing the Toshiba tablet pen from the slot
on the tablet computer
NOTE
Your computer may have come equipped with an optional reserve
pen to be used in case the primary pen is unavailable. To access the
optional reserve pen, turn the computer upside down to locate the
optional reserve pen slot.
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To protect the computer’s display, make sure you change from tablet
mode to computer mode and close the display before you turn the
computer upside down.
Location of the
(optional) reserve pen
(Sample Illustration) Location of the (optional) reserve pen
2
Use the Toshiba tablet pen on the tablet as you would any
pointing device.
(Sample Illustration) Writing on the tablet
To learn how to manually change the layout of the screen from
portrait to landscape, see “TOSHIBA Rotation Utility” on
page 168.
NOTE
You can also use the Toshiba tablet pen when the computer is in its
original configuration, with the screen open and facing the keyboard.
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Using the Toshiba tablet pen
Use the Toshiba tablet pen as you would a mouse, or other pointing
device. For example, you can execute “mouse type” commands in
the same manner you normally would:
❖
To move the pointing icon (or cursor) on the tablet, simply drag
the Toshiba tablet pen across the tablet.
❖
To click a button, gently press the Toshiba tablet pen on it (one
click).
❖
To launch an application from the desktop, press the Toshiba
tablet pen on the icon (some applications may require you to
press it twice—two clicks).
❖
To drag a window to another location on the tablet, press the
Toshiba tablet pen on the window's Title Bar, and then hold it
while you drag it to its new location.
When working in an application, you can use the Toshiba tablet pen
to simply draw or write directly onto the tablet’s screen. Your
computer model may include a touch sensitive screen.
Returning the computer to its original configuration
When you are finished using the tablet, follow the steps below to
return the computer to its original configuration:
1
Return the Toshiba tablet pen to its slot on the side of the
computer.
2
Lift the display panel to its upright position.
3
Rotate the display panel counter-clockwise 180o. When you
complete this task, the screen returns to its normal position
facing the keyboard.
Web Cam
(Available on certain models)
Your computer may come with a built-in web cam. With this web
cam you can do the following:
❖
Take pictures and record videos with your notebook computer
❖
Chat with others and have them see you while using instant
messaging (IM) programs
❖
Have video conference calls
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To E-mail, instant message or video conference, you must be
connected to the Internet.
Depending on your computer model, the process of sending E-mail,
taking pictures or recording video messages may vary.
The web cam software, by default, should already be running in the
System Tray.
Using PC Cards
TECHNICAL NOTE: For PCMCIA-compatible PC Cards, check the
package to make sure they conform to the PCMCIA 2.1 standard (or
later). Other cards may work with your computer, but are likely to be
much more difficult to set up and use.
Your notebook computer comes with a PC Card slot and supports
two types of PC Cards that you can install:
❖
Type I cards
❖
Type II cards
The PC Card slot supports hot swapping, which allows you to
replace one PC Card with another while the computer is on.
Inserting a PC Card
Before you insert a PC Card, refer to the documentation that comes
with the card to see if you need to do anything before you insert it.
To insert a PC Card:
1
NOTE
Locate the PC Card slot on the side of the computer.
You may first need to remove the card slot protector before you can insert a
card.
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2
Insert the PC Card.
(Sample Illustration) Inserting a PC Card
3
When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push firmly
but gently to ensure a firm connection with the computer. Do
not force the card into position.
Removing a PC Card
Be sure to disable the PC Card prior to removing it. Otherwise, the
system may be damaged.
NOTE
1
Before removing a PC Card, make sure that no applications or
system services are using the card.
Prepare the card for removal by clicking the Safely Remove
Hardware icon in the Notification Area and then selecting the
card or device you want to remove.
If the system is unable to prepare the card for safe removal, a
message will tell you to try again later. If the card can be
removed now, the system displays Safe to Remove Hardware.
2
Locate the PC Card eject button.
3
Press the PC Card eject button once to pop it out slightly, and
push it in to remove the PC Card.
The PC Card ejects slightly from the slot.
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Grasp the edges of the PC Card and slide it out of the slot.
(Sample Illustration) Removing a PC Card
Setting up a PC Card for your computer
Some PC Cards are ready to use as soon as you install them. Others,
such as hard disk cards, network cards, and SCSI adapters, may
need to be set up to work with your computer. To set up your PC
Card, refer to the documentation that came with the card or refer to
your operating system manual or online Help.
Using the Bridge Media Adapter Slot
(Available on certain models)
The Bridge Media Adapter slot (available on certain models)
supports the use of Memory Stick™, Memory Stick™ PRO,
Secure Digital™ (SD™), MMC™ (MultiMediaCard™), or
xD-Picture Card™ media. These media can be used with a variety of
digital products: digital music players, cellular phones, PDAs,
digital cameras, digital video camcorders, etc.
The Bridge Media Adapter slot may also support other types of
media. For a complete list of supported media, visit Toshiba’s Web
site at accessories.toshiba.com.
NOTE
Do not use the Copy Disk function for this type of media. To copy
data from one media to another, use the drag-and-drop feature of the
Windows® operating system.
Inserting memory media
The following instructions apply to all types of supported media
devices.
1
Turn the media so that the contacts (metal areas) are face down.
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2
Push the media into the adapter until it locks in place.
(Sample Illustration) Inserting memory media
When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You
could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy
data.
Removing memory media
1
Prepare the media for removal by clicking the Safely Remove
Hardware icon in the System tray and then selecting the card
or device you want to remove.
If the system is unable to prepare the media for safe removal, a
message will tell you to try again later. If the media can be
removed now, the system displays Safe to Remove Hardware.
2
Gently press the card inward to release it.
The card pops out slightly.
3
Grasp the card and pull it straight out.
(Sample Illustration) Removing memory media
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Using the Ultra SlimBay
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Do not remove memory media while data is being written or read.
Even when the Windows® message “copying...” disappears, writing
to the media might still be in progress and your data could be
destroyed. Wait for the indicator light to go out.
Using the Ultra SlimBay
The Ultra SlimBay gives you additional flexibility. By inserting and
removing Ultra SlimBay modules, you can configure your
computer for the task at hand without having to carry unnecessary
components with you when you travel. For example, any one of
several modules can be used in the Ultra SlimBay:
❖
Optical drive
❖
Secondary hard disk drive (HDD)
HINT: Items from this list that did not come with your computer can
be purchased separately. See the accessories information packaged
with your system or visit accessories.toshiba.com.
Removing a module from the Ultra SlimBay
NOTE
1
Use caution when lifting or turning your computer. Failure to do so
may result in damage to components, such as cables, attached to
your computer, or to the computer itself.
Do one of the following:
❖
Turn off the computer.
❖
Leave the computer on and hot swap the module. First,
stop the module by clicking the Safely Remove
Hardware icon on the System tray, then selecting the
module to be removed. If the system is unable to prepare
the module for safe removal, a message will tell you to try
again later. If the module can be removed now, the system
displays Safe to Remove Hardware. After the module is
stopped, it is safe to remove it.
Before you turn the computer over, make sure that the computer
display is properly closed and is not in tablet mode. Setting the
computer down on the display may cause damage to the screen.
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2
Slide the Ultra SlimBay release toward the back of the
computer.
Front of computer
(Sample Illustration) Sliding the release latch
3
Slide the Ultra SlimBay out of the computer.
Front of computer
(Sample Illustration) Sliding out the module
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Using the i.LINK® port
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Inserting a module into the Ultra SlimBay
To install a module into the Ultra SlimBay, simply slide the module
all the way into the Ultra SlimBay until the latch locks into place.
Using the i.LINK® port
The i.LINK® port (available on certain models) on the side of the
computer provides an extremely fast data transfer rate.
In addition to high speed, the i.LINK® port also supports
isochronous data transfer (the delivery of data at a guaranteed rate).
This makes it ideal for devices that transfer high levels of data in
real-time, such as video devices.
As with USB ports, the i.LINK® port supports both Plug-and-Play
(automatic configuration) and hot swapping (the ability to connect
and disconnect devices while the computer is on).
Using an expansion device
The expansion port is used to connect your computer to an
expansion device. This is an excellent investment if you are using
your computer both in and out of the office.
When you return to your desk, you can then connect to your
network, print reports from your computer, or use a mouse instead
of your computer’s pointing device. Connecting cables for each of
these devices every time you return to the office can be timeconsuming.
With an expansion device, you can leave external devices connected
while you are using your computer away from your desk. When
you return, you can quickly connect your computer and have
immediate access to all the devices.
For more information, see the accessories information package that
comes with the device or visit accessories.toshiba.com.
Using an Optional Toshiba Express Port Replicator with your computer
If you purchase an optional Toshiba Express Port Replicator (not
shipped with your system), you can connect this device to your
computer’s expansion port. In order to achieve a proper connection,
the Toshiba Express Port Replicator must be properly aligned with
your computer. To properly connect the Toshiba Express Port
Replicator to your computer, see the Toshiba Express Port
Replicator User’s Guide or visit pcsupport.toshiba.com.
Chapter 5
Utilities
Your computer includes several utilities designed to help you to
reconfigure your system to best meet your individual needs.
Together, these allow you to ascertain certain system details, set
additional options, or change default options. These utilities are
described in this chapter.
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TOSHIBA Assist
❖
TOSHIBA Application Installer
❖
Supervisor password
❖
User password
❖
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility
❖
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility
❖
Fn-esse®
❖
TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility
❖
TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Boot Utility
❖
TOSHIBA Power Saver
❖
Mouse Utility
❖
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
❖
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
❖
TOSHIBA Mobile Extension
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❖
TOSHIBA Button Support
❖
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
❖
TOSHIBA Rotation Utility
❖
Tablet and Pen Settings
❖
Cross Menu Utility
❖
Toshiba Tablet Access Code Utility
❖
TOSHIBA Accessibility
❖
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
❖
Fingerprint Authentication Utility
❖
Important information for Wireless Key Logon
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TOSHIBA Assist
The TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions
and allows you to customize a range of computer settings.
To access TOSHIBA Assist, do one of the following:
❖
Double-click the TOSHIBA Assist shortcut icon on the
desktop.
❖
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window
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The TOSHIBA Assist offers four categories of options:
❖
Connect
❖
Secure
❖
Protect & Fix
❖
Optimize
Connect
The features available in this category are:
❖
ConfigFree® Connectivity Doctor
❖
Start Bluetooth®
❖
Bluetooth® Settings
❖
Bluetooth® Local COM Settings
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Connect tab
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Secure
The features available in this category are:
❖
Supervisor password
❖
User password
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Secure tab
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Protect & Fix
The features available in this category are:
❖
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility
❖
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Protect & Fix tab
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Optimize
The features available in this category are:
❖
Hotkey assignment using Fn-esse®
❖
TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility
❖
TOSHIBA Power Saver
❖
Mouse Utility
❖
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
❖
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
❖
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
❖
TOSHIBA Rotation Utility
❖
Tablet and Pen Settings
❖
TOSHIBA Accessibility
❖
TOSHIBA Mobile Extension
❖
TOSHIBA Button Support
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Optimize tab
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TOSHIBA Application Installer
The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the
drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your
computer.
To reinstall drivers and applications:
1
Double-click the TOSHIBA Application Installer icon on the
Windows® desktop.
2
Click Next.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Application Installer screen
3
Click the item you want to install.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Application Installer selection screen
4
Click Install, then follow the on-screen prompts to complete
the installation process.
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Setting passwords
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Setting passwords
Setting a password lets you walk away from your computer,
providing additional protection for your files. When you set a
password, you must enter the password before you can work on
your computer again.
Toshiba supports several types of passwords on your computer:
❖
NOTE
An instant password—Secures your open programs and files
when leaving the computer temporarily.
You need to have created a password for your Windows® account to
use an instant password.
❖
A power-on password—Prevents unauthorized users from
starting or restarting the computer.
❖
A supervisor password—Prohibits unauthorized users from
accessing certain functions such as TOSHIBA Hardware
Setup. This is useful if more than one person uses the
computer.
A single user password supports the instant and power-on password
functions.
When setting up passwords, keep the following in mind:
❖
The user password can be set up under the supervisor
password.
❖
The supervisor password must be set before the user password,
or the user password must be deleted and then re-entered after
the supervisor password is set.
Using an instant password
An instant password secures your system with a single keystroke.
Use this feature when you leave your desk for a few minutes and do
not want to turn off the computer.
To use an instant password, press Fn + F1.
To unlock your system, press any key or touch the pointing device
and the Windows® Logon screen will appear. Select your user name
and enter your password, if any.
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Using a supervisor password
A supervisor password prevents other users from changing
hardware configuration options.
Setting a supervisor password
If you choose to set a supervisor or user password, Toshiba strongly
recommends that you save your password in a location where you
can later access it should you not remember it.
Toshiba is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your
organization or others as a result of the inability to access the computer.
To set a supervisor password:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, click the Secure tab.
3
Click the Supervisor Password icon.
The Supervisor Password tab of the TOSHIBA Password
Utility window appears.
(Sample Image) Supervisor Password Utility window
4
Click Set.
A pop-up screen appears asking for a password.
5
Enter your password, and then enter it again to verify.
6
Click Set.
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7
Click OK if you want to save the password to a text file on a
diskette or media of your choice, or click Cancel to continue
without saving the password to a text file.
8
Shut down the system to complete the process.
Deleting a supervisor password
To delete a supervisor password:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, click the Secure tab.
3
Click the Supervisor Password icon.
The Supervisor Password tab of the TOSHIBA Password
Utility window appears.
4
Click Delete.
A pop-up screen appears asking for a password.
5
Enter the password, then click OK.
A message displays confirming that the password has been
deleted.
6
Click OK to exit.
Using a user password
A user password provides instant password and power-on password
protection.
Setting a user password
If you choose to set a supervisor or user password, Toshiba strongly
recommends that you save your password in a location where you
can later access it should you not remember it.
Toshiba is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your
organization or others as a result of the inability to access the computer.
To register a password for the power-on password functions:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, click the Secure tab.
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3
Click the User Password icon.
The Toshiba Password Utility window appears.
(Sample Image) Toshiba Password Utility window
4
Click Set.
5
Enter your password, and then enter it again to verify.
6
Click Set.
7
Click OK if you want to save the password to a text file on a
diskette or media of your choice, or click Cancel to continue
without saving the password to a text file.
8
Click OK to exit.
Deleting a user password
To cancel the power-on password function:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, click the Secure tab.
3
Click the User Password icon.
4
Click Delete.
5
Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the user password.
NOTE
This will remove the user password only.
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TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility
This utility can help diagnose problems with devices in your
computer. Refer to the online Help documentation within the
application for additional help.
NOTE
The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool utility may show tests for features
you do not have. This is normal and does not indicate a problem.
To use the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool utility:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
PC Diagnostic Tool, or click the PC Diagnostic Tool icon in
the Protect & Fix tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool window appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool window
2
NOTE
3
Select the devices that you would like to test by clicking the
check box that appears to the left of the device.
Click the + (plus) and - (minus) symbols to expand and collapse the
categories.
Click Start Diagnostics when you are ready to begin the tests.
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TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility
The TOSHIBA HDD Protection utility controls your computer’s
hard disk drive (HDD) protection feature, which parks the HDD
whenever motion is detected on the computer. Using this utility,
you can enable or disable hard disk drive (HDD) protection, and set
the motion detector’s sensitivity level for AC power and battery
power operation.
To use the TOSHIBA HDD Protection utility:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
HDD Protection, or click the HDD Protection icon in the
Protect & Fix tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties window appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties window
2
Select ON to enable HDD protection, or select OFF to disable
HDD protection.
3
Set the battery and AC power detection levels as desired.
4
Click OK.
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Fn-esse®
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Fn-esse®
Desktop shortcuts and Toshiba’s Fn-esse program provide quick
ways to open programs, documents, and folders from within any
Windows®-based program without using the Start menu. For more
information on creating desktop shortcuts, refer to the operating
system documentation that came with your computer.
This section describes how to use the Fn-esse program to quickly
access your programs and files.
With Fn-esse, you can assign an Fn key combination to:
❖
Open a Windows® operating system program
❖
Open a file in its associated program
❖
Display a customized folder of programs and/or files from
which to choose
Fn-esse also has several keys, known as hot keys, that perform
preassigned operations. For more information, see “Hot Keys” on
page 212.
You can assign any key that is not associated with a hot key or a
keyboard overlay.
Starting Fn-esse®
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then Fn-esse, or
click the Hotkey Assignment icon in the Optimize tab of
TOSHIBA Assist.
The Fn-esse keyboard appears.
(Sample Image) Fn-esse screen
The keys are color-coded as follows:
❖
Available keys are dark gray with white letters.
❖
Assigned keys and keys associated with a popup list are shown
on the Fn-esse keyboard in the selected color.
❖
Unavailable keys are light gray.
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TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility
There are two ways to assign a key to open a program or document:
❖
Using drag-and-drop
❖
Using the keyboard or pointing device
The method most often used is drag-and-drop.
TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility
This utility is used to format SD™ cards used with the Bridge Media
Adapter slot.
To format an SD memory card using this utility:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then SD
Memory Card Format, or click the SD Memory Card icon
in the Optimize tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format screen appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format screen
2
Select the drive corresponding to the SD memory card.
3
Select the formatting option:
❖
Quick Format
❖
Full Format
4
Click Start to begin formatting. The formatting progress is
displayed in the horizontal bar in the window.
5
When formatting is completed, click Close to exit the utility.
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TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Boot Utility
The TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Boot Utility allows you to create an
SD card you can use to boot up your computer.
This utility also allows you to easily format SD Memory Cards.
Refer to the online Help documentation within the application for
any additional help.
To make a bootable SD card:
1
Attach a USB floppy drive to your computer and insert a
bootable floppy disk.
2
Insert the SD card.
NOTE
3
Be sure to back up your data to external media before performing this
procedure as data on the drive may be lost.
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then SD
Memory Card.
The TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility screen appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility screen
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4
Select the drive where the SD card is located.
5
Select Read from a floppy disk.
6
Click Start.
NOTE
To create a bootable SD card with the Read from an image file
option, you need a third-party application.
Booting from a bootable SD card
To boot from a bootable SD card:
1
Create a bootable SD card (see “TOSHIBA SD™ Memory
Boot Utility” on page 157 for instructions).
2
Verify that no floppy disk is installed in the optional external
floppy disk drive.
3
Insert a bootable SD card into the SD card slot.
4
Power on the computer.
5
During the boot process, press the F12 key.
The system displays the Boot menu.
6
Use the arrow keys to select the SD/Floppy icon.
7
Press the Enter key.
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TOSHIBA Power Saver
The TOSHIBA Power Saver is used for power management,
enabling you to control your computer’s power usage, regardless of
the source, and use the many preset power profiles, or create one
yourself.
To access TOSHIBA Power Saver:
❖
Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
and then TOSHIBA Power Saver, or click the Power
Management icon in either the Optimize tab of TOSHIBA
Assist or in the system tray.
The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window
The Profile panel on the left of the TOSHIBA Power Saver
Properties window shows the power profiles used to control power
usage for both AC power and battery power, as well as the
estimated battery life for each power profile mode.
The profiles shown in the Profile panel consist of the preset power
profiles that come with your computer, plus any customized power
profiles that you have created.
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Preset Power Profiles
The preset power profiles are:
❖
Full Power
❖
AC Optimize
❖
High Power
❖
Normal
❖
DVD Playback
❖
Presentation
❖
Long Life
These profiles cannot be deleted. It is not recommended to change
the settings of these profiles. If you need a custom profile, create a
new profile with the properties you require.
The DVD Playback profile applies only when a DVD program is
playing while running the computer on battery power.
Quickly creating a new power profile
1
Highlight one of the preset profiles.
2
Click Copy.
A new profile appears with the title “Copy of Name” where
Name is the title of the profile you copied.
3
To rename the profile, click Property.
4
Type the name for your new profile, and then click OK.
Customizing a power profile
1
Select the profile to be customized in the Profile panel.
2
Make the desired changes to the settings on the Basic Setup
tab and the Setup Action tab.
3
Click Apply, then OK.
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Mouse Utility
The Mouse utility allows you to change your pointing device or
mouse settings.
To access the Mouse utility:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and other Hardware,
and then Mouse, or click the Mouse icon in the Optimize tab
of TOSHIBA Assist.
The Mouse Properties screen appears.
(Sample Image) Mouse Properties screen
The settings you can change are divided into these categories:
❖
Buttons
❖
Pointers
❖
Pointer options
❖
TouchPad ON/OFF
❖
Hardware
❖
Advanced
You may see additional categories depending on your
particular pointing device. For information on these settings,
see.
2
Adjust the settings as desired, then click OK.
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TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup is the Toshiba configuration
management tool available through the Windows® operating
system. To access it:
❖
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
Assist, or click the TOSHIBA Hardware Setup icon in the
Optimize tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Hardware Setup screen appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Hardware Setup screen – General tab
options
The TOSHIBA Hardware Setup screen has the following tabs:
❖
General—Allows you to view the current BIOS version or
change certain settings back to their default values
❖
Device Config—Shows the Device configuration options
❖
Display—Allows you to change various default settings for the
built-in display
NOTE
When the computer restarts, it remembers the last configuration. If
data does not appear on the display you are using after starting in
Standby Mode, press Fn + F5. For more information, see “Directing
the display output when you turn on the computer” on page 67.
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❖
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CPU—Allows you to enable or disable CPU frequency
switching modes
Dynamically Switchable—This mode is the default setting for
your computer, and automatically changes the processing
frequency and decreases voltage depending on the power
source:
❖
AC Power—If your computer is connected to the AC
adaptor, the CPU frequency mode is set to high for faster
processing.
❖
Battery Power—If your computer is running on battery
power, the CPU frequency mode is set to low for slower
processing. Switching the CPU to low allows you to
conserve power and extend the operating time of your
battery.
Always High—Sets the CPU speed to high when using either
the battery or the AC adaptor
Always Low—Sets the CPU speed to low when using either
the battery or the AC adaptor
❖
Boot Priority—Allows you to change the sequence in which
your computer searches the drives for the operating system
You can also manually choose the Boot Priority by pressing the
power button to power on the computer, then quickly pressing
the F12 key.
Select the boot device icon by pressing the arrow keys, then
pressing the Enter key.
NOTE
Since the system is a quick-booting system, you must press the
arrow keys immediately after pressing the power button.
❖
Keyboard—Allows you to access the wake-on keyboard
function
❖
USB—Allows you to enable or disable USB Legacy Emulation
❖
LAN—Allows you to set networking functions
By changing any of the options that appear in the dialog boxes and
clicking Apply, you can reconfigure that function. Any options that
you change will become default settings when you restart your
system.
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TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
This utility allows you to select which applications will work with
the zoom in/out hot keys (see “Hot Keys” on page 212). You may
select all applications or any subset of the following:
❖
Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
❖
Microsoft® Office
❖
Windows Media® Player
❖
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®
❖
Icons on the desktop
To access the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility, or click the TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility icon in the Optimize tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen
2
Select the desired option(s).
3
Click OK.
The zoom in and zoom out hot keys will now work with the
applications you selected.
To zoom in, hold down the Fn key and press 2; to zoom out, hold
down the Fn key and press 1.
For more information about how to use the TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility, right-click the
icon in the Taskbar and then click Help.
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TOSHIBA Mobile Extension
To adjust the settings for the optional Toshiba Express Port
Replicator, use the TOSHIBA Mobile Extension utility.
To use the TOSHIBA Mobile Extension utility:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel, then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click TOSHIBA Mobile Extension.
The TOSHIBA Mobile Extension dialog box appears.
3
Under the Mobile Extension Service tab, you can select
behaviors to enable or disable, such as Warm Undock Service
and Notification Messages, by checking or unchecking the
appropriate box.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service tab options
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4
Under the Display Change Service tab, you can set the default
display configuration you wish to use when docking the system
to the optional Toshiba Express Port Replicator.
(Sample Image) Display Change Service tab options
TOSHIBA Button Support
TOSHIBA Button Support allows you to customize the TOSHIBA
Assist button. This button is located above the keyboard.
To access TOSHIBA Button Support:
1
Click the TOSHIBA Button Support icon in the Optimize
tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Button Support window appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Button Support screen
2
Under Button Name, select the button whose function is to be
customized.
3
Make the desired selections.
4
Click Close.
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CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
This utility can slow the speed of your optical drive to make it run
more quietly. You can use this utility to make listening to music
CDs more enjoyable.
NOTE
When you change the CD/DVD drive to “Quiet” mode, the setting is
only valid for the current Windows® session. If you shut down,
restart, log off, or resume from hibernation, the setting will revert
back to Normal speed. The setting can also be changed by CD
burning software or other applications that can set the drive speed.
(Sample Image) CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer screen
To access the utility:
1
Double-click the icon in the task tray, or click the CD/DVD
Drive Acoustic Silencer icon in the Optimize tab of
TOSHIBA Assist.
The CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer screen appears.
2
Click Set Quiet Mode to make the drive run more slowly and
quietly for listening to music or audio files on a CD.
3
Click Set Normal Mode to run the drive at normal speed for
transferring data.
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TOSHIBA Rotation Utility
TOSHIBA Rotation Utility
The TOSHIBA Rotation utility allows you to change the default
setting of the display format (primary portrait) to three other
display formats:
❖
Primary landscape
❖
Secondary portrait
❖
Secondary landscape
To access this utility:
1
Click the TOSHIBA Rotation Utility icon in the Optimize
tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Rotation Utility screen appears.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Rotation Utility screen
2
Select a new display format for either PC mode or Tablet PC
mode.
3
Click OK.
NOTE
Toshiba recommends that you use the TOSHIBA Rotation Utility to
change screen rotation options and settings for the tablet feature,
rather than the Tablet PC Settings.
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Tablet and Pen Settings
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Tablet and Pen Settings
The Tablet and Pen Settings utility allows you to set various options
for using the tablet and pen.
To access this utility:
1
Click the Tablet and Pen Settings icon in the Optimize tab of
TOSHIBA Assist.
The Tablet and Pen Settings screen appears.
(Sample Image) Tablet and Pen Settings window
❖
The Settings tab allows you to specify whether you are
left handed or right handed, and the menu location.
❖
While the Display tab can be used to change the screen’s
orientation and adjust screen brightness, it is
recommended that you use the “TOSHIBA Rotation
Utility” on page 168 to change the screen’s orientation,
and the “TOSHIBA Power Saver” on page 159 to adjust
screen brightness.
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❖
The Tablet Buttons tab allows you to specify an action
when a display system button is pressed. After making
your selections, click Change, choose an Action, and then
click OK.
(Sample Image) Tablet and Pen Settings Tablet Buttons tab
❖
The Pen Options tab allows you to set various pen
options.
2
Select the desired settings.
3
Click OK.
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Cross Menu Utility
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Cross Menu Utility
The Cross Menu Utility allows you to make Hot Key assignments
to launch applications, access Toshiba utilities, or create your own
custom menus.
To start the Cross Menu Utility:
1
Press and hold the Cross-Functional button for two seconds
until the following screen displays.
(Sample Image) Cross Menu Utility screen
2
Move the Cross-Functional button up or down to select a menu.
3
To select an item in a menu, move the Cross-Functional button
left or right until the icon is highlighted, then press the CrossFunctional button.
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Cross Menu Utility
Creating a New Menu
NOTE
You can add up to five menus.
To create a new menu:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Tablet PC, and then
Cross Menu.
The Cross Menu Setting window appears.
(Sample Image) Cross Menu Setting window
2
Click New.
3
Click Add File.
4
Browse for the application(s) you want to add to the menu and
click Open.
5
When you have finished adding applications to the menu, click
OK.
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Toshiba Tablet Access Code Utility
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Toshiba Tablet Access Code Utility
This utility allows you to create and register an access code
controlling who can log onto the Windows® operating system.
NOTE
When creating and registering an access code, you can choose any
character or symbol you want. The more unique or complex the code
that you create, the more secure. However, be sure to create a code
that you can easily remember.
To access the utility:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Tablet PC, and then
Tablet Access Code Logon Utility.
The Tablet Access Code Logon Utility screen appears.
(Sample Image) Toshiba Tablet Access Code Logon Utility screen
2
To create an access code, click New Registration.
3
Enter the requested information, then click Update.
4
Click Exit when finished creating access codes.
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TOSHIBA Accessibility
TOSHIBA Accessibility
The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility allows you to use the Fn key to
create a hot key combination with one of the function keys without
pressing the two keys simultaneously as is usually required. Using
Accessibility lets you make the Fn key a sticky key, meaning you can
press it once, release it, and then press a function key to activate the
hot key function.
(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Accessibility window
To use TOSHIBA Accessibility:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
Accessibility, or click the Accessibility icon in the Optimize
tab of TOSHIBA Assist.
The TOSHIBA Accessibility window appears.
2
Check the Use Fn-StickyKey box.
3
Put a check mark next to the desired option.
4
Click OK.
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Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
NOTE
This section only applies to systems with TPM.
Your Toshiba computer includes the TPM (Trusted Platform
Module), which is a security encryption device for your system’s
hard disk drive. TPM is already included on your system, but needs
to be installed and enabled using the following procedures.
To install TPM:
1
2
Launch the TOSHIBA Application Installer from the desktop
and install the following packages:
❖
Infineon Trusted Platform Module Utility
❖
Infineon TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Installation
Guide
Follow the directions on your screen.
Once the TPM files have been installed, you will need to enable the
TPM feature through your system’s BIOS.
To enable TPM:
1
Power on your system while holding down the Esc key.
2
Press F1 when directed.
3
Press the PgDn key.
4
Press the down arrow key until TPM is highlighted, then press
the space bar to change the TPM status to Enabled.
5
Press Y to save the changes.
6
Press End and then press Y to accept the changes.
Your system will restart.
For further information on how to set up and use this utility, refer to
the Infineon TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Installation Guide.
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Fingerprint Authentication Utility
Fingerprint Authentication Utility
(Available on certain models)
The fingerprint authentication utility (available on certain models)
can be used to replace the keyboard-based user/BIOS password
authentication system when booting up.
The fingerprint authentication utility can also be used for user
logon. The user’s fingerprint is read; if the system recognizes the
fingerprint, the user is automatically logged on.
Fingerprint utility limitations
Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint utility technology
will be completely secure or error-free. Toshiba does not guarantee
that the fingerprint utility will accurately screen out unauthorized
users at all times. Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage
that might arise out of the use of the fingerprint software or utility.
Using the Fingerprint Authentication Utility
To access the Fingerprint Authentication Utility either click Start,
All Programs and TrueSuite Access Manager then select the
TrueSuite Access Manager icon. Or click the TrueSuite Access
Manager icon on your desktop. For information on enrolling
fingerprints and using the utility please refer to your online help
file.
NOTE
It is recommended that you complete the Fingerprint tutorial before
starting fingerprint enrollment. The Fingerprint tutorial shows how to
achieve the highest quality fingerprint samples.
If you choose to use this utility it is strongly recommended that you
delete your fingerprint template data before transferring ownership or
disposing of your computer. Otherwise, personal information and/or
proprietary information on the hard disk may be viewed by a third
party. For details on how to delete the fingerprint data, see your
Online help file.
Important information for Wireless Key Logon
Because Wireless Key Logon (WKL) is a relatively new technology
you may encounter connection and other compatibility and/or
performance issues. Please read “Important Information” available
in the WKL online Help file regarding feature limitations.
Chapter 6
If Something Goes Wrong
Some problems you may encounter when using your computer are
relatively easy to identify and solve. Others may require help from
your network administrator or the manufacturer of the software
program.
This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It
covers the problems you are most likely to encounter.
If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on
Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter.
Problems that are easy to fix
Your program stops responding.
If you are working with a program that suddenly freezes all
operations, chances are the program has stopped responding. You
can exit the failed program without shutting down the operating
system or closing other programs.
To close a program that has stopped responding:
1
Press Ctrl, Alt, and Del simultaneously (once).
The Windows® Task Manager window appears.
2
Click the Applications tab.
If a program has stopped responding, the words “not
responding” appear beside its name in the list.
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3
Select the program you want to close, then click End Task.
Closing the failed program should allow you to continue
working. If it does not, continue with the next step.
4
Close the remaining programs one by one by selecting the
program name, then End Task.
To power off your computer, do one of the following:
If you are not connected to a domain server:
1
Click Start, Turn off computer.
The Turn off computer window appears.
2
Click Turn Off.
The computer turns off.
If you are connected to a domain server:
1
Click Start, Shut down.
The Shut Down window appears.
2
Select Shut down from the drop-down list.
3
Click OK.
The computer shuts down completely.
Your program performs an illegal operation.
If you receive the message, “Your program has performed an illegal
operation,” close the window and continue working. If it happens again,
record the details of the message and consult the software manufacturer.
To record the details:
1
Click the Details button and select the text the operating
system displays.
The Details button displays information that the software
manufacturer needs to help you solve your problem.
2
Press Ctrl + C to copy the text to the clipboard.
3
Open Notepad (click Start, All Programs, Accessories and
then click Notepad).
4
Press Ctrl + V to paste the details into Notepad.
5
Add a paragraph break and type some notes describing what
you were doing when you received the message and how the
error can be reproduced.
6
Save the file and refer to it when you contact the software
manufacturer.
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Problems when you turn on the computer
These problems may occur when you turn on the power.
The computer will not start.
Make sure you attached the AC adaptor and power cord/cable
properly or installed a charged battery.
Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds.
If you are using the AC adaptor, check that the wall outlet is
working by plugging in another device, such as a lamp.
Verify that the computer is on by looking at the on/off indicator. If
the indicator is glowing, the computer is on.
If you are using an AC adaptor, verify that the computer is receiving
power from the external power source by looking at the AC power
light. If the indicator is glowing, the computer is connected to a live
external power source.
The computer starts but when you press a key nothing
happens.
Verify that the active program accepts text input. Try clicking your
mouse on an area where you can type text and try typing again.
Your computer may be in Standby mode and have a software or
resource conflict. When this happens turning the power on returns
you to the problem instead of restarting the system. To clear the
condition, press Ctrl, Alt, and Del simultaneously.
Clearing the condition may get the computer running, but it will not
solve a resource conflict. Read the documentation that came with
the conflicting device and “Resolving a hardware conflict” on
page 183.
The computer is not accessing the hard disk or the optional
external diskette drive.
Your computer normally loads the operating system from the hard
disk. If you have a hard disk problem, you will not be able to start
the computer. Insert a system diskette into the optional external
diskette drive and press F12 when the machine starts and use the
arrow keys to select the boot-up device.
The computer displays the WARNING RESUME FAILURE message.
The computer was placed in Standby mode and the battery has
discharged. Data stored in the computer’s memory has been lost.
Data stored in the computer’s hard drive may not be affected.
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Always save your data even when you are using Standby. If your
battery fully discharges, information that has not been saved will be
lost. Your computer can be configured to warn you when the battery
is running low see “What to do when the battery runs low” on
page 109.
If you are running on battery power, it is recommended that you do
not leave the computer in Standby mode for long periods of time.
To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into a live wall
outlet for several hours. For more information see “Charging
batteries” on page 105.
The computer displays the Non-System disk or disk error message.
Make sure there is no diskette in the optional external diskette
drive. If there is a diskette in the drive, remove it and press any key
to continue. If pressing any key does not work, press Ctrl, Alt, and Del
to restart the computer. For more information see “The computer is
not accessing the hard disk or the optional external diskette drive.”
on page 179.
The AC power light is blinking.
If the AC power light is blinking, try the following steps:
1
Cut off power to the computer by disconnecting the AC adaptor
and removing the battery. The error condition will be
interrupted, and the AC power light will stop flashing.
2
Put the battery back into the computer. Do not connect the AC
adaptor. Try turning the computer on again.
If the computer starts normally, the AC adaptor may be
defective and will need to be replaced (see the Toshiba Web
site at accessories.toshiba.com).
If the AC power light starts flashing, remove the battery, and
continue with the steps below.
3
Connect the AC adaptor to the computer. Leave the battery out
of the computer. Try turning the computer on again.
If the computer starts normally, the battery may need charging,
may be depleted, or may be defective. Turn the computer on,
insert the battery, and then leave the computer running for
several hours, which will deliver a slow, steady “tricklecharge” to the battery. Once the battery has been tricklecharged, it may begin working correctly again.
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If the trickle-charging does not prove effective, visit the
Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com and see the Support
Bulletin Step-Charging the computer’s battery (click the
Ask Iris® link and search for the support bulletin by name).
4
Connect the AC adaptor to a different power outlet, preferably
in a different room. If the computer starts normally, there may
be a problem with the AC outlet itself, or the voltage level
available from it.
5
Verify that the AC adaptor is the correct unit for your computer
model. The computer may not be able to start from an AC
adaptor that is rated for less current (amperage) than the
computer requires, even if the rated voltage is correct, and the
plug fits correctly in the DC-IN socket. The labels on the
bottom of the computer and the AC adaptor show the
specifications for voltage ("V") and current ("A") for each
device. The voltage level must match exactly. The amperage
rating of the AC adaptor must be equal to or greater than that
required by the computer.
The Windows® operating system is not working
Once you are familiar with the desktop and used to the way the
operating system responds to your work routine, you can easily
detect if the operating system is not working correctly. For
example:
❖
The operating system fails to start after the Starting Windows XP
message appears.
❖
The operating system takes a long time to start.
❖
The operating system responds differently from the normal
routine.
❖
The screen does not look right.
Unless a hardware device has failed, problems usually occur when
you change the system in some way such as installing a new
program or adding a device.
If you experience any of these problems, use the options in the
Startup menu to fix the problem.
Using Startup options to fix problems
If the operating system fails to start properly, you may have to
change your system’s configuration or verify the startup procedure
to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in the Startup menu.
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The Windows® operating system is not working
To open the Startup menu:
1
Restart your computer.
2
Press F8 when your computer starts and before Windows® starts
loading.
The Windows® Advanced Options menu displays these
options:
❖
Safe Mode
❖
Safe Mode (with Networking)
❖
Safe Mode (with Command Prompt)
❖
Enable Boot Logging
❖
Enable VGA Mode
❖
Last known good configuration (your most recent settings
that worked)
❖
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows® domain
controllers only)
❖
Debugging Mode
❖
Start Windows® normally
❖
Reboot
❖
Return to OS Choices (menu)
See your Windows® documentation for further explanation.
NOTE
If your computer is connected to a network, the Startup menu may
display different versions of Safe mode.
Internet problems
My Internet connection is very slow.
Many factors contribute to the speed with which you can surf the
Internet. They include: modem speed, telephone line conditions,
time of day (when everyone else is surfing, your access can be
slow) and popularity of the sites you are trying to access. If
accessing a particular site is very slow, try later.
My browser cannot find the URL address I typed in.
Make sure you separated the domain names of the address with the
forward slash (/). Check the spelling of each name and the syntax of
the address carefully. A single incorrect letter or missed character
will make it impossible for your browser to locate the site.
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My browser cannot find a site I bookmarked.
The World Wide Web is constantly changing. A site you
bookmarked yesterday may not be available today or its server may
be down for temporary repair. Try again later.
The Windows® operating system can help you
If the operating system has started properly but you still have a
problem using your computer, the online Help can assist you in
troubleshooting the problem.
To access the Windows® operating system Help and Support:
1
Click Start, then click Help and Support.
The Help and Support window appears.
2
Then do one or both of the following:
❖
In the search field, type in the topic for which you need
help and follow the on-screen instructions.
❖
Click a problem you would like help with from the listings
and follow the on-screen instructions.
You can connect to Support Online by clicking Support from the
menu or by going to pcsupport.toshiba.com.
Resolving a hardware conflict
If you receive an error message telling you there is a device driver
conflict or a general hardware problem, try using Windows® Help
and Support to troubleshoot the problem first.
For help on hardware conflicts:
1
Click Start, then click Help and Support.
2
Click the Hardware link in the window’s left pane.
A list of category links appear.
3
Click the Fixing a hardware problem link.
4
Choose from specific topics and follow the steps.
If there is still a problem, the operating system should display a
message that explains what the conflict is.
A plan of action
The smooth operation of the system depends on the interaction of
all devices, programs, and features. If the system or one of its
attached devices is not working, resolving the problem can be timeconsuming and frustrating.
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The recommended procedure for getting multiple devices to work
together is to add and set up one device at a time. After you add
each device, test it to make sure it and all previously connected
devices work.
The device most recently connected to the system is the one most
likely to be causing a hardware conflict.
Resolving hardware conflicts on your own
Computer components need resources to accomplish a task. A
device, such as a disk drive or a modem, needs a channel to the
computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). It also needs a direct
channel to the computer’s memory to store information as it works.
These channels of communication are commonly referred to as
system resources.
Interrupt Request Channel
The channel to the CPU is called an Interrupt Request (IRQ)
because it interrupts what the processor is doing and requests some
of the processor’s time. If two or more devices use the same IRQ,
the processor does not know which device is asking for attention.
This causes a hardware conflict.
Direct Memory Access
The data required by a device is stored in a specific place or address
in memory called the Direct Memory Access (DMA). The DMA
provides a dedicated channel for adapter cards to bypass the
microprocessor and access memory directly. If two or more devices
use the same DMA, the data required by one device overwrites the
data required by the other, causing a hardware conflict.
Plug and Play
With Plug and Play and the operating system, avoiding hardware
conflicts is easy. Plug and Play is a computer standard that helps the
system BIOS (basic input/output system) and the operating system
to automatically assign system resources to Plug and Playcompliant devices. In theory, if every device connected to the
computer is Plug and Play-compliant, no two devices will compete
for the same system resources. Plug in the device and turn on your
computer. The operating system is automatically set up to
accommodate the new device.
If you install an older (legacy) device that the operating system
cannot recognize, the operating system may have difficulty
assigning resources to it. As a result, a hardware conflict can occur.
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Resolving conflicts
There are several things you can do to resolve hardware conflicts:
❖
Get the most recent drivers from the manufacturer.
❖
Disable the device.
For an older device, remove it from the computer.
❖
Disable another system component and use its resources for the
new device. See “Fixing a problem with Device Manager” on
page 185.
❖
Reconfigure the device so that its requirements do not conflict.
Refer to the device’s documentation for instructions about
changing settings on the device.
Fixing a problem with Device Manager
Device Manager provides a way to check and change the
configuration of a device.
Changing the default settings using Device Manager can cause other
conflicts that make one or more devices unusable. Device Manager
is a configuration tool for advanced users who understand
configuration parameters and the ramifications of changing them.
Disabling a device
1
Click Start, Control Panel, then click Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click the Administrative Tools icon.
3
Double-click Computer Management, then click Device
Manager.
4
Select the specific device from the device category. To expand
a device category, double-click the category.
5
In the toolbar, look to the far right for an icon of a monitor with
a strike mark through a circle on the front. This is the disable
feature.
6
Click the icon.
You are given the option of disabling the device.
7
Click Yes to disable the device or No to cancel.
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Checking device properties
Device Manager provides a way to view the properties of a device.
Properties include the name of the manufacturer, the type of device,
the drivers installed, and the system resources assigned to the
device.
To check a device’s properties:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, then click Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click the Administrative Tools icon.
3
Double-click Computer Management, then click Device
Manager.
4
To view the device(s) installed, double-click the device type.
5
To view the properties, double-click the device.
The operating system displays the Device Properties dialog
box, which provides an array of tabs. They may include:
❖
The General tab, which provides basic information about
the device.
❖
The Resource tab, which lists resources assigned to the
monitor, optional external optical drive, optional external
diskette drive, and other power-using functions. This tab
does not appear if the device is not using resources.
❖
The Driver tab, which displays the drivers being used by
the device.
The tabs that appear in the dialog box vary from one device to
another. A Troubleshooting button is also present.
6
Click Troubleshoot...
A Help and Support window for that device appears.
For more information about Device Manager, refer to Windows®
online Help.
Memory problems
Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause errors
that seem to be device-related. It is worthwhile checking for these
first:
1
Click Start, Turn off computer.
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2
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Click Turn Off.
The operating system shuts down and turns off the computer
automatically.
3
Remove the memory module, following the instructions in
“Removing a memory module” on page 56.
4
Reinstall the memory module, following the instructions in
“Installing a memory module” on page 51, and making sure the
module is seated properly.
5
Check for the error again.
6
If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely and
check for the error again.
If removing the memory module eliminates the error, the
memory module may be faulty. If the error recurs without the
memory module installed, the error is not caused by the
memory module.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module
installed for the computer to work.
Power and the batteries
Your computer receives its power through the AC adaptor and
power cord/cable or from the system batteries (battery, optional
high-capacity battery, and real-time clock (RTC) battery). Power
problems are interrelated. For example, a faulty AC adaptor or
power cord/cable will neither power the computer nor recharge the
batteries.
Here are some typical problems and how to solve them:
The AC power light does not come on when you plug in the
AC adaptor and power cord/cable.
Make sure the AC adaptor and power cord/cable are firmly plugged
into both the wall outlet and the computer.
If the AC power light still does not come on, check that the wall
outlet is working properly by plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
The AC adaptor and power cord/cable work correctly, but the
battery will not charge.
The battery does not charge while the computer is consuming full
power. Try turning off the computer.
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The battery may not be inserted correctly in the computer. Turn off
the computer, remove the battery, clean the contacts with a soft dry
cloth (if necessary) and replace the battery. See “Removing the
battery from the computer” on page 113.
The battery may be too hot or too cold to charge properly. If you
think this is the probable cause, let the battery reach room
temperature and try again.
If the battery has completely discharged, it will not begin charging
immediately. Leave the AC adaptor and power cord/cable
connected, wait 20 minutes and see if the battery is charging.
If the battery light is glowing after 20 minutes, let the computer
continue charging the battery for at least another 20 minutes before
you turn on the computer.
If the battery light does not glow after 20 minutes, the battery may
have reached the end of its useful life. Try replacing it.
The battery appears not to power the computer for as long as
it usually does.
If you frequently repeat shallow charge and discharge, the battery
meter may become inaccurate. Let the battery discharge
completely, then try charging it again.
Check the power options using the Power Management utility. Have
you added a device, such as a PC Card or memory module, that
takes its power from the battery? Is your software using the hard
disk more? Is the display power set to turn off automatically? Was
the battery fully charged to begin with? All these conditions affect
how long the charge lasts.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at
maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for
all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see your accessories
information that shipped with your computer, or visit the Toshiba
Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Refer to this site often to stay
current on the most recent software and hardware options for your
computer, and for other product information.
For more information on maintaining battery power, see “Charging
batteries” on page 105.
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Keyboard problems
If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens, the
problem may be related to the keyboard itself.
The keyboard produces unexpected characters.
A keypad overlay may be on. If the numlock light or cursor control
mode light is on, press Fn + F10 to turn off the cursor control mode
light, or Fn + F11 to turn off the numlock light.
If the problem occurs when both the keypad overlays are off, make
sure the software you are using is not remapping the keyboard.
Refer to the software documentation and check that the program
does not assign different meanings to any of the keys.
You have connected an external keyboard and the operating
system displays one or more keyboard error messages.
The keyboard you connected may be defective or incompatible with
the computer. Try using a different make of keyboard.
Nothing happens when you press the keys on the external
keyboard.
You may have plugged the external keyboard in while the computer
was turned on. Using the computer’s TouchPad, click Start, then
either Shut Down or Turn off computer, and then Restart the
Computer. The computer will restart and recognize the device.
Display problems
Here are some typical display problems and their solutions:
The screen is blank.
Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to
activate the screen.
You may have activated the instant password feature by pressing
Fn and F1 simultaneously. If you have registered a password, press
any key, type the password and press Enter. If no password is
registered, press any key. The screen reactivates and allows you to
continue working.
If you are using the built-in screen, make sure the display priority is
not set for an external monitor. To do this, press Fn and F5
simultaneously (once). If this does not correct the problem, press Fn
and F5 simultaneously again to return the display priority to its
previous setting.
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HINT: Holding the Fn key and pressing the F5 key several times will
advance you through the display options.
If you are using an external monitor:
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Check that the monitor is turned on.
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Check that the monitor’s power cord/cable is firmly plugged
into a working power outlet.
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Check that the cable connecting the external monitor to the
computer is firmly attached.
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Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the
external monitor.
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Press Fn and F5 simultaneously to make sure the display
priority is not set for the built-in screen.
The screen does not look right.
You can change the display settings by clicking a blank area of the
desktop with the secondary control button, then clicking Properties.
This opens the Display Properties dialog box. The Appearance tab
of this dialog box allows you to choose the colors for the screen.
The Settings tab allows you to choose the screen resolution.
The built-in screen flickers.
Some flickering is a normal result of the way the screen produces
colors. To reduce the amount of flickering, try using fewer colors.
To change the number of colors displayed:
1
Right-click in a blank area of the Windows® desktop.
2
Click Properties, and then the Settings tab.
3
Change the Colors option and click OK.
For more information see Windows® Help.
A message displays saying that there is a problem with your
display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the
current settings do not work with your hardware.
Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by the
computer’s internal display.
To change the display properties:
1
Right-click in a blank area of the Windows® desktop.
The Display Properties window appears.
2
Click Properties, then click the Settings tab.
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Adjust the screen resolution and/or color quality.
4
Click OK.
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The display mode is set to Simultaneous and the external
display device does not work.
Make sure the external monitor is capable of displaying at
resolutions of 800 x 600 or higher. Devices that do not support this
resolution will only work in Internal/External mode, and not
simultaneous mode.
Small bright dots appear on your TFT display when you turn
on your computer.
Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when you turn
on your computer. Your display contains an extremely large number
of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is manufactured using highprecision technology. Any small bright dots that may appear on
your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT
manufacturing technology. Over a period of time, and depending on
the usage of the computer, the brightness of the screen will
deteriorate. This is also an intrinsic characteristic of the screen
technology. When the computer is operated on battery power, the
screen will dim and you may not be able to increase the brightness
of the screen while on battery power.
Disk drive problems
Problems with the hard disk or with a diskette drive usually show
up as an inability to access the disk or as sector errors. Sometimes a
disk problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage
in them. Typical disk problems are:
You are having trouble accessing a disk, or one or more files
appear to be missing.
Make sure you are identifying the drive by its correct name
(A: or C:).
Error-checking
Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories, files and File
Allocation Table (FAT) on the disk and repairs any damage it finds.
To run Error-checking:
1
Click Start, then click My Computer.
2
Right-click the drive you want to check.
3
On the pop-up menu, click Properties.
The drive’s Properties box appears.
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NOTE
This feature is not available for optical drives.
4
Click the Tools tab.
5
Click the Check now button.
The Check Disk All Apps box appears.
6
7
You can choose one or both options:
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Automatically fix file system errors
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Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
Click Start.
Error-checking tests and repairs the disk.
Your hard disk seems very slow.
If you have been using your computer for a long time, your files
may have become fragmented. Run Disk Defragmenter. To do this,
click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then
Disk Defragmenter.
Your data files are damaged or corrupted.
Refer to your software documentation for file recovery procedures.
Many software packages automatically create backup files.
You may also be able to recover lost data using utility software.
Consult your network administrator.
Some programs run correctly but others do not.
This is probably a configuration problem. If a program does not run
properly, refer to its documentation and check that the hardware
configuration meets its needs.
A diskette will not go into the optional external diskette drive.
You may already have a diskette in the drive. Make sure the drive is
empty.
You may be inserting the diskette incorrectly. Hold the diskette with
the hub side facing down, and insert it so that the metal head
window cover goes into the drive first.
The metal cover or a loose label may be obstructing the path into
the drive. Carefully inspect the diskette. If the metal cover is loose,
replace the diskette. If the label is loose, replace the label and try
inserting the diskette again.
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The computer displays the Non-system disk or disk error message.
If you are starting the computer from a diskette, the diskette in the
drive does not have the files necessary to start the computer.
Replace it with a bootable diskette.
The drive cannot read a diskette.
Try another diskette. If you can access the second diskette, the first
diskette (not the drive) is probably causing the problem. Run Errorchecking on the faulty diskette (for instructions see “Disk drive
problems” on page 191).
Optical drive problems
You cannot access a disc in the drive.
If the optical drive is an external drive, make sure that the drive’s
cable is properly connected to the computer.
Make sure the tray that holds the CD or DVD is closed properly.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the tray and remove the disc. Make sure the tray is clean. Any
dirt or foreign object can interfere with the laser beam.
Examine the disc to see if it is dirty. If necessary, wipe it with a
clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral cleaner.
Replace the disc in the tray. Make sure that the disc is lying flat,
label side up. Close the tray carefully, making sure it has shut
completely.
You press the disc eject button, but the drive tray does not
slide out.
Make sure the computer is connected to a power source and turned
on. The optical drive eject mechanism requires power to operate.
Make sure a program is not accessing the drive and preventing it
from ejecting.
If you need to remove a disc and cannot turn on the computer (for
example, if the battery is completely discharged), use a narrow
object, such as a straightened paper clip, to press the manual eject
button. This button is in the small hole next to the optical drive eject
button on the face of the optical drive tray.
Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can
break off inside the computer and damage it.
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Some discs run correctly but others do not.
Check that the type of disc you are using is compatible with your
optical drive. For more information regarding supported optical
media formats, refer to the complete detail specifications for your
computer at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
If the problem is with a data CD or DVD, refer to the software’s
documentation and check that the hardware configuration meets the
program’s needs.
The disc will not come out of the drive when you click the
eject button on the screen.
Press the button on the optical drive itself. For additional
information see “You press the disc eject button, but the drive tray
does not slide out.” on page 193.
Sound system problems
No sound is coming from the computer’s speakers.
Adjust the volume control.
Try pressing Fn + Esc to see if volume mute is disabled.
Check to see if the volume control on the computer is turned up.
If you are using external headphones or speakers, check that they
are securely connected to your computer.
The computer emits a loud, high-pitched noise.
This is feedback between the microphone and the speakers. It
occurs in any sound system when input from a microphone is fed to
the speakers and the speaker volume is too loud. Adjust the volume
control.
PC Card problems
PC Cards (PCMCIA-compatible) include many types of devices,
such as a removable hard disk, additional memory, or a pager.
Most PC Card problems occur during installation and setup of new
cards. If you are having trouble getting one or more of these devices
to work together, several sections in this chapter may apply.
Resource conflicts can cause problems when using PC Cards. See
“Resolving a hardware conflict” on page 183.
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If your system does not have built-in drivers for your PC Card and
the card did not come with an operating system driver, it may not
work under the operating system. Contact the manufacturer of the
PC Card for information about using the card under the operating
system.
PC Card checklist
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Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot.
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Make sure all cables are securely connected.
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Occasionally a defective PC Card slips through quality control.
If another computer with a PC Card slot is available, try the
card in that machine. If the card malfunctions again, it may be
defective.
Resolving PC Card problems
Here are some common problems and their solutions:
The slot appears to be dead. PC Cards that used to work no
longer work.
Check the PC Card status:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, and
then Device Manager.
2
Double-click the appropriate PC Card, which will be listed
under one of the categories shown, for example: Disk drives,
Network adapters, Other, etc.
The operating system displays your PC Card’s Properties
dialog box, which contains information about your PC Card
configuration and status.
The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert a PC
Card.
The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict
between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the system. Use
Device Manager to make sure each device has its own I/O base
address. See “Fixing a problem with Device Manager” on page 185
for more information.
Since all PC Cards share the same socket, each card is not required
to have its own address.
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Hot swapping (removing one PC Card and inserting another
without turning the computer off) fails.
Follow this procedure before you remove a PC Card:
1
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Notification
Area.
The Safely Remove Hardware screen appears.
2
Click Safely remove for the device you want to swap.
3
Select the item you wish to remove and click OK.
4
Remove the device when told it is safe to do so.
Never swap modules when the computer is in Hibernation or Sleep
mode. This is known as “warm swapping” and is not supported. For
more information on Hibernation and Sleep modes see “Hibernation
mode” on page 73 and “Standby mode” on page 73.
The system does not recognize your PC Card.
Refer to the PC Card documentation.
Removing a malfunctioning card and reinstalling it can correct
many problems.
A PC Card error occurs.
Reinsert the card to make sure it is properly connected.
If the card is attached to an external device, check that the
connection is secure.
Refer to the card’s documentation, which should contain a
troubleshooting section.
Printer problems
This section lists some of the most common printer problems.
The printer will not print.
Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet,
turned on and ready (on line).
Check that the printer has plenty of paper. Some printers will not
start printing when there are just two or three sheets of paper left in
the tray.
Make sure the printer cable is firmly attached to the computer and
the printer.
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Run the printer’s self-test to check for any problem with the printer
itself.
Make sure you installed the proper printer drivers as shown in
“Setting up a printer” on page 70 or in the instructions that came
with the printer.
You may have connected the printer while the computer is on.
Disable Standby mode, turn off the computer, and turn off the
printer. Turn the printer back on, make sure it is online, and then
turn the computer back on.
Try printing another file. For example, you could create and attempt
to print a short test file using Notepad. If a Notepad file prints
correctly, the problem may be in your original file.
If you cannot resolve the problem, contact the printer’s
manufacturer.
The printer will not print what you see on the screen.
Many programs display information on the screen differently from
the way they print it. See if your program has a print preview mode.
This mode lets you see your work exactly as it will print. Contact
the software manufacturer for more information.
Modem problems
(Available on certain models)
This section lists common modem problems.
The modem will not receive or transmit properly.
Make sure the cable from the modem to the telephone line is firmly
connected to the computer’s modem port and the telephone line
jack.
Check the communications parameters (baud rate, parity, data
length and stop bits) specified in the communications program. It
should be set up to transmit at 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14400,
28800, 33600 bps (bits per second) or higher. Refer to the
program’s documentation and the modem manual for information
on how to change these settings.
The modem is on, set up properly but still does not transmit
or receive data.
Make sure the line has a dial tone. Connect a telephone handset to
the line to check this.
The other system may be busy or off line. Try making a test
transmission to someone else.
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For more information regarding your system’s V.92 modem, visit
the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
Wireless networking problems
NOTE
This section provides general troubleshooting tips for networking
problems, specifically wireless (Wi-Fi®) networking.
The terms and concepts used assume a basic understanding of
networks, and may be for more advanced users. If you need
assistance or if you are not familiar with the terminology, please see
Windows® Help and Support or contact your computer technician.
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NOTE
If your computer is equipped with an internal Wi-Fi® adapter,
verify that the Wireless antenna ON/OFF switch is ON (the
Wi-Fi® light will be lit).
To determine if your computer has an internal Wi-Fi® adapter, check
the device list in Device Manager (part of the Windows® Control
Panel). Some Toshiba models may have a Wireless antenna ON/OFF
switch even though they do not have an internal Wi-Fi® adapter.
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Verify that signal strength is good using the utility provided
with the Wi-Fi® adapter.
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If another computer is on the same network, verify that it has
network access, and can connect to the Internet. If, for
example, the other computer cannot browse to a public Web
site, the ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) service may be
disrupted.
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Verify that the Service Set Identifier (SSID), or network name,
is correct—i.e., that it matches the SSID assigned to the access
point you are attempting to connect through. SSIDs are casesensitive. Toshiba provides a Client Manager utility for setting
and managing SSIDs.
❖
Check the Control Panel’s Device Manager to verify that the
Wi-Fi® adapter is recognized by the Windows® operating
system, and that the driver is loaded. Carefully note any error
messages—these will be very helpful if you should confer with
a support technician at a later time.
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Verify that the network connection is configured to obtain its
Internet Protocol (IP) address dynamically:
1
Click Start, Control Panel.
2
Double-click Network and Internet Connections.
3
Right-click the name of your wireless network connection,
then click Properties.
4
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.
5
Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
6
Click OK, then click Close.
Use IPCONFIG to verify that the computer has a useful IP
address—one other than the private address of
169.254.xxx.xxx assigned by Windows®.
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Click Start, then click Run...
❖
Enter Cmd and press Enter.
❖
Enter IPCONFIG /ALL and press Enter.
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The IP address for each active network adapter will be
displayed.
❖
Connect your computer directly to your router or broadband
modem, by plugging a standard CAT5 Ethernet patch cable
(sold separately) into your computer's RJ45 Ethernet port. If
your connection problem disappears, the problem lies in the
Wi-Fi® part of your network.
❖
Use the PING command to verify a connection to the gateway
at 192.168.1.1 (a default gateway for most wireless routers).
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Click Start, then click Run...
❖
Enter Cmd and press Enter.
❖
Enter PING 192.168.1.1 at the command prompt, and press
Enter.
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If “Request Timed Out” or another error message appears
in response, then the problem is probably Wi-Fi®-related.
If you have enabled any security provisions (closed system,
MAC address filtering, Wired Equivalent Privacy [WEP], etc.),
check the access point vendor's Web site for recent firmware
upgrades. Problems with WEP keys, in particular, are
frequently addressed in new firmware releases.
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Special considerations for the Windows® operating system
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption is not enabled
on the wireless access point.
When you install a wireless access point device, the Windows®
operating system checks whether WEP encryption is enabled on the
device. If it is not enabled, the Windows® operating system adds the
device to its list of available wireless networks, but does not create a
wireless connection using the device, since the connection would
not be secure. You can still, however, use the access point. To use an
access point without WEP encryption, follow these steps:
1
Right-click the Wireless Network icon in the System Tray
(far-right portion of the Windows® Taskbar).
2
Click View Available Wireless Networks.
3
Select Allow me to connect to the selected wireless network,
even though it is not secure.
4
The Windows® operating system will now try to establish a
wireless connection.
The Windows® operating system wireless management
facility does not work.
If you are using an external Wi-Fi® adapter (a PC Card, USB
adapter, or other variety), check if the adapter comes with its own
management utility. If it does, the utility may be disabling the
Windows® operating system wireless management facility, in which
case you must use the adapter's management utility. If the
documentation that accompanies the adapter does not provide
enough information to determine if this is the case, contact that
vendor's support group for further advice.
DVD operating problems
If you experience a problem playing DVDs, you may be able to fix
the problem yourself.
For general problems playing a DVD title, try the following steps:
1
Verify that the disc is in a format that the drive supports.
2
Ensure that the disc is properly inserted in the drive tray.
3
Use the DVD Player software that came with your computer to
view DVD movies.
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Clean the disc and try again.
A dirty drive can also cause audio problems. If you have tried
several discs and all fail, consider sending your drive to an
authorized service provider to get it cleaned.
5
Verify that your computer recognizes your optical drive by
double-clicking the My Computer icon on the desktop. The
optical drive should appear in the list.
6
See “Checking device properties” on page 186 for instructions
on using Device Manager to view the optical drive properties.
7
Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on optical
drives and their operation.
A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM movie
or title.
Disable the Shut off Monitor feature in the Display Properties using
the following steps:
1
Right-click in a blank area of the Windows® desktop.
2
Click Properties.
3
Click the Screen Saver tab.
4
Deselect Shut off Monitor.
Jumping video lines appear around the DVD-ROM video
window.
To change the screen’s display resolution:
1
Click Start, Control Panel.
The Control Panel window appears.
2
Click Appearance and Themes, and double-click the Display
icon.
The Display Properties dialog box appears.
3
Click the Settings tab.
4
Next to the words Desktop Area, move the slider to a lower
setting, such as 800 x 600 or 640 x 480.
5
Click OK.
DVD titles, games, or applications appear distorted.
Having Stretch enabled when your video resolution is set to
640 x 480 or 800 x 600 can cause distortion. To disable Stretch,
follow the instructions below:
1
Right-click the Desktop, select Properties.
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Select the Settings tab.
3
Select the Advanced Flat Panel tab.
4
Click Disable Display Stretch Feature.
5
Click OK.
The screen saver runs while you are watching a movie or title.
If the screen saver is enabled, it runs on top of any movie or title
you are watching. To disable the screen saver:
1
Click Start, Control Panel.
The Control Panel window appears.
2
Click Appearance and Themes, and double-click the Display
icon.
The Display Properties dialog box appears.
3
Click the Screen Saver tab.
In the Screen Saver list, the current screen saver is highlighted.
4
Click the down arrow at the right of the current screen saver
name.
A list of screen savers displays.
5
Click and hold the up arrow by the list or move the slide to the top.
6
Click None.
7
Click OK.
Develop good computing habits
Save your work frequently.
You can never predict when your computer will lock, forcing you to
close a program and lose unsaved changes. Many software
programs build in an automatic backup, but you should not rely
solely on this feature. Save your work! See “Computing tips” on
page 83 for instructions.
On a regular basis, back up the information stored on your
hard disk.
Here are some ways you can do this:
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Copy files to diskette.
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Copy files to an external storage device.
❖
Connect an optical drive to the system and use specialized
software to copy everything on the hard disk to a
CD/DVD.
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Connect your computer to the office network and copy files to
your network partition.
Some people use a combination of these methods, backing up all
files to tape weekly and copying critical files to diskette on a daily
basis.
If you have installed your own programs, you should back up these
programs as well as your data files. If something goes wrong that
requires you to reformat your hard disk and start again, reloading
all your programs and data files from a backup source will save
time.
Read the user’s guides.
It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can follow
every time you experience a problem with the computer. Your
ability to solve problems will improve as you learn about how the
computer and its software work together.
Get familiar with all the user’s guides provided with your computer,
as well as the manuals that come with the programs and devices you
purchase.
Your local computer store or book store sells a variety of self-help
books you can use to supplement the information in the manuals.
Data and system configuration backup in the Windows® operating
system
The Windows® operating system offers some easy-to-use features
for backing up your Windows® settings and your data—documents
and other important files. Take advantage of these features to
protect yourself from much more difficult and time-consuming
restoration procedures, and to safeguard your valuable data from
loss.
Saving system configuration with Restore Points
The System Restore feature of the Windows® operating system
quickly creates Restore Points—‘snapshots’ of your Windows®
operating system configuration—and saves them for later recall. If
you experience problems after installing some new hardware or
software, you can easily select a previously established Control
Point to ‘turn back the clock,’ restoring the Windows® operating
system to the state it was in just prior to the installation. This is
much easier and more effective than uninstalling the hardware or
software, which often leaves behind unwanted files and settings. It
is also easy to undo a Restore Point selection, if you change your
mind.
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Follow these steps to create a Restore Point using the System
Restore utility:
1
Click Start, and then Help and Support.
2
Under Pick a Task, click Undo changes to your computer
with System Restore.
3
Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
4
In the Restore point description field, enter a name that is
descriptive enough to be easily understood in the future, such
as “Before installing Brand X Accounting app.” Then click
Create.
5
The Windows® operating system creates the Restore Point and
automatically stamps it with the current date and time.
Then, at a later time, you can re-establish your Windows®
configuration using the saved Restore Point. To do this:
1
Click Start, and then Help and Support.
2
Under Pick a Task, click Undo changes to your computer
with System Restore.
3
Click Restore my computer to an earlier time, then click
Next.
4
A calendar will be presented, showing a month at a time. Each
date for which a Restore Point has been set will be marked as
bold. When a boldfaced date is clicked, a description of the
Restore Point will appear in a list to the right.
NOTE
This list may contain Restore Points that you did not create. Restore
Points labeled System Checkpoint were automatically created by the
Windows® operating system. Other Restore Points may have been
created automatically by applications when they were installed.
5
Select the desired Restore Point from the list, and then click
Next.
6
Your Windows® operating system configuration will now be
restored to the state it was in when the chosen Restore Point
was created.
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Backing up your data to CDs with the Windows® operating
system
The most valuable component of your computer system is the data
that you create and store on its hard drive. Since problems with
either hardware or software can make the data inaccessible or even
destroy it, the next most valuable component of your computer
system may be a recent backup of your data.
Fortunately, the Windows® operating system offers a convenient
way to back up your computer or just your important files to CDs,
DVDs, or hard drives. An external hard drive is recommended in
case the internal hard drive fails. No additional software is required.
Most of the CD and DVD drives built into recent Toshiba portable
computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from CDs.
External CD and DVD writers are also widely available.
Follow these steps to back up files in the My Documents folder to
one or more CDs:
NOTE
You can not back up the computer while running on battery power.
Connect the AC adaptor before continuing.
1
Put a blank CD-R (CD-recordable) disc into the computer’s
optical drive.
2
A menu of options will appear. Select Open writable CD
folder using Windows Explorer, and click OK.
3
A Windows® Explorer window will open for the blank CD.
This window will be referred to as “the CD window.”
4
Open a second Windows® Explorer window by clicking Start,
then My Computer.
5
In this second window, browse to the files you wish to back up.
Click the down-pointing arrow at the upper-right of the
window (to the left of the Go button) to see a list of locations
that includes My Documents—a likely location of your data.
6
Drag and drop folders or individual files from this window into
the CD window. If the files do not immediately appear in the
CD window, press F5 (or click View, Refresh) to prompt the
Windows® operating system to display them.
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NOTE
Documents and other data files that you create as you work are
typically stored in the My Documents folder. You may also wish to
back up other important data files stored elsewhere on your hard disk
drive, for example:
❖
E-mail files and settings—for Outlook®, Outlook® Express, or
other e-mail applications. Visit the vendors’ Web sites
(www.microsoft.com, for example) for detailed instructions.
❖
Newsgroup files and settings—for Outlook® Express or other
newsgroup readers. Visit the vendors’ Web sites for detailed
instructions.
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Other data files. If you do not find an application’s data files in
any of the folders within the My Documents folder, check the
application’s options or preferences settings to discover the
locations of the files.
7
When you have finished copying files to the CD window, click
File, Write these files to CD.
8
A CD Writing Wizard will appear, prompting for a name for
the CD. You may accept the default name, or enter a new (more
descriptive) name. Click Next to continue.
9
The CD Writing Wizard will now write the selected files to the
CD. It is best not to use the computer for any other tasks during
this operation, to avoid interrupting the process.
10 Finally, click Finish.
The CD will be ejected. It should contain all of the files you
have selected, but you may easily verify this by placing the CD
back into the drive, and viewing the list of files.
Favorites (bookmarks) for Internet Explorer®
Follow these steps to back up your Favorites for Internet Explorer®
(ver 5.0 or newer):
1
In Internet Explorer®, click File, Import and Export.
2
The Import/Export Wizard will appear. Click Next.
3
Click Export Favorites, Next. (To restore the Favorites to the
hard disk drive later you would select Import Favorites from
this list.)
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4
A list of your Favorites folders will appear, with the top-level
Favorites folder selected (highlighted). Click Next to back up
all of your Favorites, or select a particular Favorites folder to
back up, then click Next.
5
In the Export Favorites Destination window, use the Browse
button to browse to the My Documents folder. Click Save in
the Select Bookmark file window, and then click Next.
6
Click Finish. The message “Successfully exported favorites”
should appear.
7
Follow the steps above for backing up files from the My
Documents folder to a CD.
Each CD has room for 650-700 megabytes of data. Follow this
same set of steps any number of times to back up any number of
files to as many CDs as is required to hold them.
The Windows® operating system also includes a Backup utility,
though it does not directly support writing to CDs. For more
information, click Start, Help and Support, or start the Backup
utility by clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, System
Tools, Backup.
General tips for installing hardware and software
Here are a few tips to help ensure safe and easy installation of new
hardware (printers, pointing devices, external hard drives, DVD
writers, scanners, etc.) and software (applications like Microsoft®
Office and Adobe® Photoshop®, or utility software such as special
toolbars for your web browser).
❖
Create a Restore Point (refer to “Saving system configuration
with Restore Points” on page 203). Before installing anything,
use the System Restore utility to set a Restore Point (see the
section titled Restore Points). If anything goes wrong, you will
then be able to easily restore the Windows® operating system to
the state it was in prior to the installation, undoing any changes
that the installation process introduced.
❖
Back up your critical data (see “Backing up your data to CDs
with the Windows® operating system” on page 205).
❖
Have your factory Restore/Reconfiguration CD(s) on hand in
case you need any files from them.
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If you need further assistance
❖
Do not guess—follow directions carefully! It is often necessary
to run an installation utility first—before connecting a new
hardware item to the computer. If the device is connected first,
it may be very difficult to complete the installation
successfully. Always carefully follow the installation
instructions that accompany the hardware or software.
❖
Restart the Windows® operating system. Always restart
Windows® after each installation, even if the installation utility
does not prompt you to do so. This will ensure that the
installation is completed, and will clean up anything that the
installation utility left behind.
❖
Do one installation at a time. If you have several new items to
add to your computer system, install just one at a time, creating
Restore Points immediately before each successive installation.
This will make it much easier to determine the origin of any
new problems. For best results, follow this sequence:
1
Back up critical data.
2
Create a Restore Point.
3
Install one item of hardware or software.
4
Restart the Windows® operating system.
5
Use the new hardware or software for a while, noting any
new problems. Make sure that your critical applications (email, business applications, etc.) are working correctly,
and verify that important devices are still functioning.
6
For each additional hardware or software item, repeat
these steps, starting at step 1 if any of your critical data has
changed, or starting at step 2 if no critical data has
changed.
If you need further assistance
If you have followed the recommendations in this chapter and are
still having problems, you may need additional technical assistance.
This section contains the steps to take to ask for help.
Before you contact Toshiba
Since some problems may be related to the operating system or the
program you are using, it is important to investigate other sources
of assistance first.
Try the following before you contact Toshiba:
❖
Review the troubleshooting information in your operating
system documentation.
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❖
If the problem occurs while you are running a program, consult
the program’s documentation for troubleshooting suggestions.
Contact the software company’s technical support group for
their assistance.
❖
Consult the dealer from whom you purchased your computer
and/or program. Your dealer is your best source for current
information.
For the detailed specifications for your computer, visit
pcsupport.toshiba.com. Go to the Tech Support Center, select your
particular model from the list and go to the Detailed Specifications
for that model.
For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United States,
call: (800) 457-7777.
Contacting Toshiba
If you still need help and suspect that the problem is hardwarerelated, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help you.
Toshiba’s Technical Support Web site
For technical support, or to stay current on the most recent software
and hardware options for your computer, and for other product
information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at
pcsupport.toshiba.com.
Toshiba voice contact
Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have:
❖
Your computer’s serial number
❖
The computer and any optional devices related to the problem
❖
Backup copies of your Windows® operating system and all
other preloaded software on your choice of media
❖
Name and version of the program involved in the problem
along with its installation media
❖
Information about what you were doing when the problem
occurred
❖
Exact error messages and when they occurred
For technical support, call the Toshiba Global Support Centre:
Within the United States at (800) 457-7777
Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273
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Other Toshiba Internet Web sites
Other Toshiba Internet Web sites
toshiba.com
Worldwide Toshiba corporate site
computers.toshiba.com
Marketing and product information in
the USA
accessories.toshiba.com
Accessories information in the USA
www.toshiba.ca
Canada
www.toshiba-Europe.com
Europe
www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
Japan
http://servicio.toshiba.com
Mexico and all of Latin America
Toshiba’s worldwide offices
Australia
Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited
84-92 Talavera Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Sydney
Australia
Canada
Toshiba Canada Ltd.
191 McNabb Street
Markham, Ontario
L3R - 8H2
Canada
France
Toshiba Systèmes (France) S.A.
7, Rue Ampère; B. P. 131
92800 Puteaux Cédex
France
Germany
Toshiba Europe GmbH
Leibnizstraße 2
D-93055 Regensburg
Germany
Italy
Centro Direzionale Colleoni
Palazzo Perseo
Via Paracelso 10
20041, Agrate Brianza
Milano, Italy
Japan
Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO
1-1, Shibaura 1-Chome
Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8001
Japan
Latin America and Caribbean
Toshiba America Information
Systems
9740 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, California 92618
USA
Mexico
Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V.
Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec.
CP 11000 Mexico, DF.
800-457-7777 (within the US)
949-859-4273 (outside of the US this call may incur long-distance
charges)
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Toshiba’s worldwide offices
Spain
Toshiba Information Systems
(España) S.A.
Parque Empresarial San Fernando
Edificio Europa, 1a Planta
Escalera A
28831 (Madrid) San Fernando de
Henares
Spain
United Kingdom
Toshiba Information Systems
(U.K) Ltd.
Toshiba Court
Weybridge Business Park
Addlestone Road
Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2UL
United Kingdom
United States
Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618
United States
The Rest of Europe
Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Hammfelddamm 8
D-4-1460 Neuss
Germany
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For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations,
please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Appendix A
Hot Keys
Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the Fn
key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on the
key indicating the option or feature the key controls.
Volume Mute
Fn +
This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your
computer.
When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from
the speakers or headphones.
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Password security
Fn +
This hot key blanks the display.
Without a password
The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and activates
instant security. Using the pointing device or any key will make the
display’s content reappear, if no password is set for the current user.
With a password
The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and activates
instant security.
If you set a blank screen saver, pressing the Fn + F1 key
combination to activate instant security will cause the screen to go
blank. Using the pointing device or any key will make the display’s
content reappear. The Windows® operating system log-on screen
will appear, prompting you for a password. After typing in the
password for the current user, press Enter.
To activate the password feature:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Appearances and
Themes.
2
Click one of the following:
❖
Choose a screen saver in the “Pick a task” section
❖
Display in the “or pick a Control Panel icon” section
The Display Properties window appears.
3
If you clicked Choose a screen saver, the Screen Saver tab has
already been selected. If it is not selected, click the Screen
Saver tab.
4
Click the On resume, password protected check box.
5
Click OK.
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Power profile
Maintaining security when the battery is not fully charged
When the battery is not fully charged (even if the computer is
operating on AC power) your display may reappear automatically
after a short time. To protect your desktop, you must set up a screen
saver with a password before activating the password feature.
To set up a password with a screen saver, go to Windows® online
Help for instructions:
1
Click Start, and then Help and Support.
2
In the Search field, type password screen saver.
3
Press Enter.
4
Click the Protect your files with a screen saver password
link located under the suggested topics.
Follow the steps listed in the Windows® online Help to set up your
password-protected screen saver.
To ensure the password protection is activated after pressing Fn + F1
(to activate instant security), wait ten seconds before walking away
from the computer.
Power profile
Fn +
This hot key displays the power profile pop-up window and
cycles through the power profiles.
(Sample Image) Power profiles
The properties of each power profile are set in the
TOSHIBA Power Saver utility. For more information, see
“TOSHIBA Power Saver” on page 159.
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Standby mode
Fn +
This hot key places the computer into Standby mode.
A message box displays by default to confirm that the
computer is entering Standby mode. You can choose not to
display this message box.
(Sample Image) Sample Standby confirmation box
For more information about Standby mode, please see
“Using and configuring Standby mode” on page 78.
Hibernation mode
Fn +
This hot key places the computer into Hibernation mode.
If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default) a message box
displays by default to confirm the computer is entering
Hibernation mode. You can choose not to display this
message box.
(Sample Image) Hibernation confirmation box
If Hibernation mode is disabled, this hot key will not
respond. For more information on Hibernation mode, see
“Using and configuring Hibernation mode” on page 76.
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Display modes
Display modes
Fn +
This hot key cycles through the power-on display options.
The display modes are:
NOTE
Some modes are only available with the
appropriate device attached and turned on.
❖
LCD—Internal display only
❖
LCD + CRT—Internal display and external
monitor simultaneously
❖
CRT—External monitor only
❖
LCD + CRT Multi Monitor—Internal display and
external monitor (extended desktop)
(Sample Image) Display options window
To use a simultaneous mode, you must set the resolution of
the internal display panel to match the resolution of the
external display device.
Display brightness
Fn +
This hot key decreases the screen brightness.
Fn +
This hot key increases the screen brightness.
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Disabling or enabling wireless devices
Fn +
This hot key enables/disables the optional wireless devices
installed in your computer.
The wireless modes are:
❖
All disabled—Disables both the Bluetooth® and
Wi-Fi® modules.
❖
Wi-Fi® enabled—Enables just the Wi-Fi® module.
❖
Bluetooth® enabled—Enables just the Bluetooth®
module.
❖
All enabled—Enables both Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®.
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad
Fn +
This hot key enables/disables the TouchPad.
For more information on using the TouchPad, see “Using
the TouchPad™” on page 65.
(Sample Image) Disable and enable TouchPad windows
Zooming applications in/out
Fn +
This hot key turns the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility to
zoom-out. For more information, see “TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility” on page 164.
Fn +
This hot key turns the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility to zoomin. For more information, see “TOSHIBA Zooming Utility”
on page 164.
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Keyboard hot keys
Keyboard hot keys
Fn +
This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on and off.
Fn +
This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off.
Fn +
This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and off.
Fn +
This hot key switches screen resolution.
[Space bar]
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Appendix B
Power Cord/Cable
Connectors
Your notebook computer features a universal power supply you can
use worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC
power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world.
USA and Canada
United Kingdom
UL approved
CSA approved
BS approved
Australia
Europe
AS approved
VDA approved
NEMKO approved
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Appendix C
Using ConfigFree® with your
Toshiba Computer
NOTE
All references to Bluetooth® in this appendix are applicable only if
Bluetooth® is available on your system.
ConfigFree® is a set of utilities that makes it easy to control
communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also
lets you identify communication problems and create profiles for
easy switching between locations and communication networks.
NOTE
For more information on using ConfigFree, see the ConfigFree
online Help.
The ConfigFree utilities include the following:
❖
Connectivity Doctor—The Connectivity Doctor utility is used
to analyze network connections and fix networking problems
with your notebook computer. For more information, see
“Connectivity Doctor” on page 223.
❖
Search for Wireless Devices—The Search for Wireless
Devices utility searches for wireless LAN and Bluetooth®
devices used in the neighborhood, and displays information
about them on a virtual map. For more information, see
“Search for Wireless Devices” on page 225.
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Profile Settings—The Profiles utility lets you switch between
network configurations. For more information, see “Profile
Settings” on page 230.
❖
ConfigFree SUMMIT—The ConfigFree SUMMIT utility is
used to connect with other ConfigFree users for file sharing.
For more information, see “ConfigFree® SUMMIT” on
page 232.
ConfigFree also includes a screen saver that you can customize by
adding identifying text to devices. Click Options on the
Connectivity Doctor screen to access the screen saver option.
Getting Started
This section contains information about the ConfigFree main
screen, and how to start and set up ConfigFree.
For more detailed information on setting up and using ConfigFree,
see the Help File included in the application.
Starting ConfigFree®
To start ConfigFree®, be sure the computer has a wired or wireless
connection. Then perform any of the following steps:
❖
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Networking, and then
ConfigFree.
❖
Double-click the ConfigFree icon
❖
Press the TOSHIBA Assist button (if applicable to your
system) to open the TOSHIBA Assist, and then click the
ConfigFree icon.
❖
Click the ConfigFree icon
the desired utility.
NOTE
on the Taskbar.
on the Taskbar, and then click
If your computer is not connected to a network, the ConfigFree icon
on the Taskbar is displayed with an “X.”
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When you start a search for wireless devices, ConfigFree Launcher
displays on your computer desktop. You can then click the
appropriate icon on the Launcher to start the desired ConfigFree
utilities.
SUMMIT
Bluetooth®
Wireless LAN
Connectivity Doctor
Profiles
(Sample Image) ConfigFree Launcher
ConfigFree Launcher can be set to hide from view when it is not in
use. When this setting is active (set the ConfigFree Launcher to
Auto-hide mode), you can re-display ConfigFree Launcher by
moving the mouse cursor to the right of the screen.
(Sample Image) ConfigFree Launcher Auto-hide mode setting
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(Sample Image) ConfigFree Launcher coming back into view
ConfigFree® Utilities
Connectivity Doctor
The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network
connections and fix network connection problems. Using
Connectivity Doctor, you can view detailed network information by
simply moving the mouse pointer.
The Connectivity Doctor works with the following network
devices:
❖
Wired and wireless network devices
❖
Routers, hubs, and bridges
❖
Access points
The Connectivity Doctor displays the following information:
❖
WEP (Used, not Used)
❖
Wired connection line (link speed)
❖
Wireless connection line (signal strength and link speed)
❖
Location of wireless communication switch (identified with a
yellow arrow)
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Status of wireless communication switch (on or off)
(Sample Image) Connectivity Doctor screen
Moving the mouse pointer over a wired or wireless network device
icon displays information about the device, such as its IP address,
subnet mask, and MAC address. A wireless network device also
shows information such as the network SSID and the device’s
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key settings.
(Sample Image) Viewing device information
If a problem or potential problem is detected, in most cases, a
screen automatically displays showing you the possible cause and
solution for the problem.
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A triangle containing an exclamation point also appears on the
Connectivity Doctor screen, and an orange frame describes the
relevant location. You can also view the possible cause and solution
for the problem by clicking the exclamation point. If multiple
triangles display, you can toggle between each of their cause and
solution information screens by clicking its exclamation point.
For example, if the connection to a wireless network cannot be
established because the wireless communication switch is turned
off, the problem description screen will normally display
automatically when you start the Connectivity Doctor, and an
exclamation point will appear next to the wireless communication
switch.
The following checkboxes and buttons are provided on the
Connectivity Doctor screen:
Stay on the
task tray
When checked, the ConfigFree® icon resides in the
system tray.
Options
Displays ConfigFree setting screen.
Log
Lets you create a diagnostic log, view a history of log
files, or delete the history. Log files are saved as
CFhtmlxxxxx.htm, where xxxxx is the creation date and
time. The logs reside in the folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp
About
Displays the version of Connectivity Doctor.
Help
Displays online Help.
Close
Closes the Connectivity Doctor screen.
Search for Wireless Devices
The Search for Wireless Devices utility searches for wireless LAN
and Bluetooth® devices currently used in the neighborhood, and
displays information about them on a virtual map.
To search for wireless devices:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
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Click Search for Wireless Devices.
A virtual map appears with a graphical representation of the
wireless devices that have been detected.
NOTE
Search for Wireless Devices can also be started from the ConfigFree
Launcher.
For Wi-Fi® networks, the intensity of a signal is displayed in five
levels or “bands.” The signal from the connected access point is
displayed in the bands surrounding the computer icon at the center
of the map. The closer to the center, the stronger the connection.
Placing the pointer over the displayed “point of light” shows
detailed information about the wireless device.
NOTE
The wireless device shown near the center of the map is not
necessarily near your notebook computer. If a wireless device
located a distance away also has a strong signal, it appears near the
center of the map as well.
The Search for Wireless Devices feature identifies if a device is
IEEE 802.11a, b, or g. It also includes an option to display hidden
access point availability.
(Sample Image) Viewing Wi-Fi® devices
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Creating a new wireless connection
NOTE
This feature is only supported on systems running Windows® XP
SP2.
To add a new wireless connection to an Access Point:
1
Open the Search for Wireless Devices option from ConfigFree
Launcher.
2
Drag and drop the device you want to connect to the computer
icon at the center of the map. The Wireless Settings screen
appears.
(Sample Image) Dragging a device to the Access Point
(Sample Image) Wireless settings screen
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NOTE
Enter the SSID/WEP information and connect to the device.
After the Access Point is set up and added to the connection list, the
system displays the Connection screen rather than the Wireless
settings screen.
Creating a detected device wireless connection
The following screen shows an example of Bluetooth® devices that
are detected using the Search for Wireless Devices option. Moving
the mouse cursor over a device icon displays information about the
device.
(Sample Image) Viewing Bluetooth® devices
You can connect to devices shown on the Bluetooth® map:
1
Drag and drop the device you want to connect to the computer
icon at the center of the map.
2
Configured devices are automatically connected. Devices not yet
configured launch the Add New Connection Wizard, where you
can configure and connect to the device.
Transferring files using Bluetooth®
There are several ways to use Bluetooth® to send files to other
devices.
To select the device using the Bluetooth® radar screen:
❖
Open the Bluetooth® radar screen.
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Drag and drop the file directly onto the icon for that Bluetooth®
device.
(Sample Image) Dragging the file to the Bluetooth® device icon
To be prompted for the device:
1
Drag and drop the file to the Bluetooth® radar icon on the
ConfigFree Launcher.
(Sample Image) Dragging the file to the Bluetooth® radar icon
Or, you can right-click the file and select Send to Bluetooth
Devices.
(Sample Image) Selecting Send to Bluetooth® Devices option
2
Choose a file recipient.
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Click Send.
NOTE
During a file transfer, connecting and disconnecting to the selected
device will occur automatically.
Disconnecting from a Bluetooth® device
To disconnect from a Bluetooth® device:
1
Place the cursor on top of the connected line. The icon changes
to a pair of scissors.
2
Click to disconnect from the device.
Profile Settings
The Profile Settings utility lets you save network settings in
“profiles.” ConfigFree® profiles are useful for easily switching
network settings and devices.You can switch network settings
simply by selecting the profile with the desired settings.
If you visit a client company occasionally, for example, you can set
up a profile to match that environment and connect to the network.
Similarly, users who access networks in the office and at home can
set up profiles to handle these networking environments.
A profile contains the currently configured network settings on the
computer, as well as information about any network devices. The
following settings can be saved (or “captured”) in a profile:
❖
Internet settings—includes LAN settings (proxy server
settings) and the address of a home page that opens
automatically when Internet Explorer® starts
❖
Devices—lets you enable or disable settings of wired and
wireless network devices, infrared devices, and set the power
status of Bluetooth® antennas
❖
TCP/IP settings—includes DHCP, IP address, subnet mask,
default gateway, DNS server, and WINS server settings
❖
Personal firewall settings for Internet connections
❖
Dial-up connection settings for the default connection
❖
File and printer sharing settings
❖
Printer settings for the default printer
❖
Bluetooth® Security Level (for example, high or medium)
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To create a profile:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Move the pointer to Profile.
3
Click Add. The Add Profile screen appears.
4
Select Capture and click OK. The Add Profile screen appears.
5
Enter the name of the profile you want to create.
6
Enter any optional comments, if desired.
7
Click Change Icon and select an icon for this profile.
8
Click the
icon at the bottom of the screen to display more
capture options.
9
Under Captured Items, select the items you want to capture
for this profile.
10 If connecting with a wireless network, select the desired Auto
Switch Settings. (These options are unavailable if wireless
devices have been disabled.)
11 Under Execute this program after switching, click the
Browse button and select the program, file, or Web site URL
that is to start after switching to this profile.
For example, to have Internet Explorer® start in the Windows®
operating system after switching profiles, type:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
12
Click OK.
Press to show more capture options
(Sample Image) Add Profile screen
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NOTE
The online Help provides real-world examples of setting up profiles
for different networking environments.
After you set up one or more profiles, you can check their settings
and fine-tune them as necessary. Profiles can also be imported and
exported. This feature is useful when transferring profile settings to
other computers. For more information about modifying,
importing, and exporting profiles, refer to the online Help.
ConfigFree® SUMMIT
The ConfigFree SUMMIT utility is a convenient way to share files
with other users and to transfer files between your computers at
home and at work. This utility is faster and more dependable than
sending the files via email.
Use this utility, which handles files regardless of size, to distribute
presentations, reports, or music files to meeting attendees or to
users at different locations.
The SUMMIT utility uses the following types of connections:
❖
Wireless LAN via Access Point
❖
Wireless LAN via Ad Hoc
❖
LAN (same subnet)
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Bluetooth® PAN/LAP
❖
Cross cable (Ethernet or Gbit Ethernet)
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To host a ConfigFree SUMMIT, click the SUMMIT icon on the
ConfigFree Launcher, select the users that you want to attend the
SUMMIT meeting, and send them an invitation.
Select users
Send invitations
(Sample Image) Inviting users to SUMMIT meeting
When a user joins the SUMMIT, their icon appears on the
SUMMIT table.
(Sample Image) Users attending SUMMIT meeting (user icons
appear on SUMMIT table)
Files can be shared with one user or all users attending the meeting.
❖
To share a file with one user, drag and drop the file on the
user’s icon.
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NOTE
Only the SUMMIT Host (the initiator) can share files with multiple
users by this method. SUMMIT users can share a file with only one
other user.
(Sample Image) Sharing a file with one user
❖
NOTE
To share a file with all users, drag the file to the center of the
SUMMIT table where users can access it as desired.
If you are the Host of the summit, and drag a file to the center of the
SUMMIT table, it will automatically be sent to all SUMMIT users
who can then accept or decline the file as desired.
(Sample Image) Sharing a file with all users
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NOTE
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Participating users must be connected by LAN, wireless LAN, or
Bluetooth® (PAN). Firewall software may prevent ConfigFree
SUMMIT from working.
Using ConfigFree SUMMIT
To host a ConfigFree SUMMIT:
1
Click the
2
Click SUMMIT. Other users appear on the SUMMIT main
window.
NOTE
icon in the system tray.
SUMMIT can also be started from the ConfigFree Launcher.
3
Select the appropriate users and invite them to the SUMMIT
meeting. As users join the SUMMIT, their icons appear on the
SUMMIT table.
4
Use drag and drop to share documents with SUMMIT users:
❖
To share a file with one user, drag the file to the user’s
icon.
❖
To share a file with all users, drag the file to the center of
the summit table.
There are other ways to send files to users.
To send files to all SUMMIT users:
1
Right-click the file and select Send to SUMMIT Devices.
2
Click Send.
To send files to a user without creating a SUMMIT meeting:
1
Drag and drop the file to the Wireless radar icon on the
ConfigFree Launcher.
2
Right-click the file and choose a file recipient.
3
Click Send.
An Access Point may not always be available. To find out how to
use Quick Connect to launch ConfigFree Summit, see “Direct Link
Toshiba Device” on page 237.
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Quick Connect
The Quick Connect feature includes two options:
❖
Toshiba Wireless Projector. Switches the Wireless LAN
connection to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector
❖
Direct Link Toshiba Device. Launches ConfigFree SUMMIT
Toshiba Wireless Projector
The Quick Connect feature switches the Wireless LAN connection
to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector. Once the projector
utility is installed, launching the Quick Connect utility
automatically opens the Wireless Data Projector Application. There
you can configure how you would like to use the projector.
To connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Use the pointing device to select the Toshiba Wireless
Projector (DPJ), then click Connect.
Launching Quick Connect prevents you from using the network to
connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector when the wireless LAN
Configuration is set to Ad Hoc. If you are connected to an access
point, the connection is broken and re-established later.
To review the current Toshiba Wireless Projector settings and
change them if necessary:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Use the pointing device to select the Toshiba Wireless
Projector (DPJ), then click Settings. The Quick Connect
properties dialog box appears.
3
Complete the settings. Refer to the online Help if necessary.
4
Click OK.
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Because the wireless LAN’s default connection setting is for Ad Hoc
mode, the Toshiba Wireless Projector will not connect if the projector
is set to Infrastructure mode. If this occurs, you can change the
wireless LAN’s connection setting to Infrastructure mode to match
the settings on the projector.
(Sample Image) Projector icon when connected with Quick Connect
If the wireless mode for the wireless setting is set for 5 GHz
(802.11a), Quick Connect changes this mode to 2.4 GHz (802.11b)
and then connects to the projector.
The wireless LAN configuration returns to the settings that were
last used before the Quick Connect function was started:
❖
If the Toshiba Wireless Projector utility is closed.
❖
If you select Toshiba Wireless Projector (DPJ) from the
ConfigFree tray menu (this disconnects the wireless LAN
connection).
❖
If you select a profile from the ConfigFree tray menu or when
you disable a wireless device.
❖
If you close ConfigFree.
Direct Link Toshiba Device
When Access Point is not available, use the Direct Link Toshiba
Device feature to connect your computer in Ad Hoc (peer-to-peer)
mode and use the Summit feature.
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Using the Automatic Switch
To use this feature:
1
Display the ConfigFree menu.
2
Select the ConfigFree Link option from the Direct Link
Toshiba Device submenu. This action switches the computer’s
wireless network setting to Ad Hoc mode, and launches the
SUMMIT feature.
(Sample Image) Using the Direct Link Toshiba Device feature
Using the Automatic Switch
The Automatic Switch feature allows the computer to automatically
switch profiles the next time it is powered on. This feature is
particularly useful if you want your computer to automatically
switch from the network configuration you use in your office to the
one you use at home.
The Auto Switch feature contains options for automatically
switching between wired and wireless devices. With these options,
the computer automatically switches to a wireless LAN network
when the cable of the wired LAN network is removed from the
computer. When the cable is reconnected, the connection to the
wired LAN is re-established.
To use the Automatic Switch feature:
1
Right-click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Click Auto Switch. The Auto Switch dialog box appears.
3
Check Enable Wireless when cable disconnect occurs.
4
Click OK.
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If your computer is connected to multiple wireless LAN devices, the
Auto Switch (SSID) feature is disabled. To enable this feature, only
one wireless LAN device can be used.
Semi-Automatic Switch Feature
The Semi-Automatic feature alerts you when the computer
connects to a Service Set Identifier (SSID) stored in a profile, When
the computer connects to the designated SSID, a notification
window appears. You can then click this window to connect using
the settings specified in the profile.
To use the Semi-Automatic Switch feature:
1
Right-click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Click Auto Switch. The Auto Switch dialog box appears.
3
Select the Auto Switch (SSID) tab.
4
Select the profile to be automatically selected when the SSID is
detected, then click Add. The profile is moved to the List of
target SSIDs and profiles.
5
Repeat the previous step for each additional profile you want to
select.
6
Select Automatically switch profiles when connected to this
SSID.
7
Check Automatically switch profile when connected to this
SSID.
8
Click OK.
The computer is now configured to use the Semi-Automatic Switch
feature. When the computer connects to an SSID in a profile, a
display notification window appears. You can then click Switch on
the window to switch profiles. You can also set the option for
having the switch be automatic without the need for a notification.
NOTE
Several profiles can be defined for a single SSID. In this case,
several notification windows are displayed. By clicking these
windows, you can switch to the profile for that location.
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TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not
be available on your computer.
Acronyms
The following acronyms may appear in this user’s guide.
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AC
alternating current
BIOS
basic input/output system
bps
bits per second
CD
compact disc
CD-ROM
compact disc read-only memory
CD-RW
compact disc rewrite memory
CMOS
complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
COM1
communications port 1 (serial port)
COM2
communications port 2 (serial port)
CPU
central processing unit
DC
direct current
DMA
direct memory access
DIMM
dual inline memory module
Glossary
DOS
disk operating system
DPI
dots per inch
DSTN
dual supertwist nematic
DVD
digital versatile (or video) disc
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DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory
ECP
enhanced capabilities port
EPROM
erasable programmable read-only memory
FAT
file allocation table
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
GB
gigabyte
HDD
hard disk drive
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
I/O
input/output
IRQ
interrupt request
ISP
Internet service provider
KB
kilobyte
LAN
local area network
LCD
liquid crystal display
LPT1
line printer port 1 (parallel port)
LSI
large-scale integration
MB
megabyte
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
PC
personal computer
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association
RAM
random access memory
RFI
radio frequency interference
ROM
read-only memory
RTC
real-time clock
SCSI
small computer system interface
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SDRAM
synchronous dynamic random access memory
SRAM
static random access memory
SVGA
super video graphics adapter
TFT
thin film transistor
USB
universal serial bus
URL
uniform resource locator
WAN
wide area network
www
World Wide Web
Terms
The following terms may appear in this user’s guide.
A
active-matrix display — A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an
array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also
known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film
transistor (TFT) for each cell. This type of display works well with
notebook computers because of its shallow depth and high-quality
color. Active-matrix displays are viewable from wider angles than
most passive-matrix displays.
adapter — A device that provides a compatible connection between two
units. For example, the computer’s internal display adapter receives
information from the software and translates it into images on the
screen. An adapter can take a number of forms, from a
microprocessor to a simple connector. An intelligent adapter (one
that is capable of doing some processing) may also be called a
controller.
alternating current (AC) — The type of power usually supplied to
residential and commercial wall outlets. AC reverses its direction at
regular intervals. Compare direct current (DC).
application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a
specific type. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets,
and database management systems. See also program.
B
backup — A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the
original file is lost or damaged.
basic input/output system (BIOS) — See BIOS.
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baud rate — The speed at which a communication device, such as a
printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of
signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per
second). See also bits per second.
BIOS (basic input/output system) — Basic instructions, stored in readonly memory (ROM), containing the information the computer
needs to check hardware and load the operating system when you
start up the computer.
bits per second (bps) — A way of measuring the speed at which
information is passed between two devices. This is the basic unit of
measure used in modem communications, and is similar, but not
identical, to the baud rate. See also baud rate.
boot — To start the computer. The term “boot” originates from bootstrap
program (as in “pulling itself up by its bootstraps”), a program that
loads and initializes the operating system. See also reboot.
boot disk — See system disk.
boot priority (startup sequence) — The order in which the computer
accesses its disk drives to locate the startup files. Under the default
startup sequence, the computer looks for the startup files in the
diskette drive before checking the hard disk.
bus — An electrical circuit that connects the central processing unit
(CPU) with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter,
disk drives, and ports. It is the pathway through which data flows
from one device to another. See also bus speed, frontside bus.
bus speed — The speed at which the central processing unit (CPU)
communicates with the other parts of the computer.
C
cache — A section of very fast memory in which frequently used
information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from
cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory.
See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache.
CD — An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM.
CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory) — A form of highcapacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for
reading data. See also CD. Compare DVD-ROM.
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central processing unit (CPU) — The chip that functions as the “brain”
of the computer. It takes information from outside sources, such as
memory or keyboard input, processes the information, and sends the
results to another device that uses the information.
character — Any letter, number, or symbol you can use on the
computer. Some characters are non-printing characters, such as a
paragraph break in a word-processing program. A character
occupies one byte of computer storage.
chip — A small piece of silicon containing computer logic and circuits
for processing, memory, input/output, and/or control functions.
Chips are mounted on printed circuit boards.
click — To press and release the pointing device’s primary button
without moving the pointing device. In the Windows® operating
system, this refers to the pointing device’s left button, unless
otherwise stated. See also double-click.
color palette — A set of specified colors that establishes the colors that
can be displayed on the screen at a particular time.
compatibility — The extent to which computers, programs, or devices
can work together harmoniously, using the same commands,
formats, or language as another.
configuration — (1) The collection of components that make up a single
computer system. (2) How parts of the system are set up (that is,
configured).
controller — A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer
to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives,
monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers.
CPU — See central processing unit (CPU).
CPU cache — A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU
and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and
instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs.
See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache.
cursor — A symbol that indicates the current position on the screen. The
shape of the cursor varies, depending on the program you are using
and what you are doing.
D
default — The setting selected by a program when the user does not
specify an alternative setting.
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device — A component attached to the computer. Devices may be
external (outside the computer’s case) or internal (inside the
computer’s case). Printers, disk drives, and modems are examples of
devices.
device driver — A program (called a “driver”) that permits a computer
to communicate with a device.
dialog box — An on-screen window displayed by the operating system
or a program giving a direction or requesting input from the user.
direct current (DC) — The type of power usually supplied by batteries.
DC flows in one direction. Compare alternating current (AC).
direct memory access (DMA) — A dedicated channel, bypassing the
CPU, that enables direct data transfer between memory and a
device.
directory — See folder.
disable — To turn a computer option off. See also enable.
disc — A round, flat piece of material, designed to be read from and
written to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production
of optical discs, such as CDs and DVDs. Compare disk.
disk — A round, flat piece of material that can be magnetically
influenced to hold information in digital form, and used in the
production of magnetic disks, such as diskettes and hard disks.
Compare disc. See also diskette, hard disk.
disk drive — The device that reads and writes information and programs
on a diskette or hard disk. It rotates the disk at high speed past one or
more read/write heads.
diskette — A thin, flexible disk in a protective jacket that stores
magnetically encoded data. Diskettes can be removed from the
computer and come in two sizes: 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch. Your
computer uses 3.5-inch diskettes. See also double-density diskette,
high-density diskette.
document — Any file created with an application and, if saved to disk,
given a name by which it can be retrieved. See also file.
double-click — To press and release the pointing device’s primary
button rapidly twice without moving the pointing device. In the
Windows® operating system, this refers to the pointing device’s left
button, unless otherwise stated.
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double-density diskette — A 3.5-inch diskette that can hold up to
720 KB of information (half the capacity of a high-density diskette).
See also diskette, high-density diskette.
download — (1) In communications, to receive a file from another
computer through a modem or network. (2) To send font data from
the computer to a printer. See also upload.
drag — To hold down the mouse button while moving the cursor to drag
a selected object. In the Windows® operating system, this refers to
the left mouse button, unless otherwise stated.
driver — See device driver.
DVD — An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVDROM.
DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory) — A
very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser optics for reading
data. Each DVD-ROM can hold as much data as several CD-ROMs.
Compare CD-ROM.
E
emulation — A technique in which a device or program imitates another
device or program.
enable — To turn on a computer option. See also disable.
executable file — A computer program that is ready to run. Application
programs and batch files are examples of executable files. Names of
executable files usually end with a .bat or .exe extension.
expansion device — A device that connects to a computer to expand its
capabilities. Other names for an expansion device are port expander,
port replicator, docking station, or network adapter.
extension — See file extension.
external device — See device.
F
file — A collection of related information, saved on disk with a unique
name. A file may be a program, information used by a program, or a
document. See also document.
file allocation table (FAT) — The section of a disk that keeps track of
the location of files stored on the disk.
file name — A set of characters that uniquely identifies a file within a
particular folder. It consists of two parts: the actual name and the file
name extension. See also file extension.
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file extension — The three characters following the period (pronounced
“dot”) at the end of a file name. The extension indicates the type of
file. Examples are .exe for program files and .hlp for help files. See
also file name.
folder — Also called directory. A container for organizing files saved to
a disk. A folder is symbolized on screen by a graphical image (icon)
of a file folder. A folder can contain files and other folders.
format — (verb) To prepare a blank disk for use with the computer’s
operating system. Formatting creates a structure on the disk so the
operating system can write information to the disk or read
information from it.
frontside bus — The primary pathway (bus) between the CPU and the
computer’s main memory. Also called “system bus.” See also bus.
function keys — The keys labeled F1 through F12, typically located on
the keyboard. Their function is determined by the operating system
and/or individual programs.
G
ground — A conductor to which all components of an electric circuit are
connected. It has a potential of zero (0) volts, is connected to the
earth, and is the point of reference for voltages in the circuit.
H
hard disk — A storage device composed of a rigid platter or platters that
can be magnetically coded with data. Hard disks hold much more
information than diskettes and are used for long-term storage of
programs and data. The primary (or only) hard disk in a computer is
usually fixed, but some computers have secondary hard disks that
are removable. By default, the hard disk is referred to as drive C.
hardware — The physical components of a computer system. Compare
software.
Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that
saves to the hard disk the current state of your work, including all
open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When
you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same
state it was when the computer was turned off. See also Standby,
Suspend.
high-density diskette — A 3.5-inch diskette that holds 1.44 MB of data.
See also diskette.
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hot key — (1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the
Fn key can set system options or control system parameters, such as
the battery save mode. (2) A key or combination of keys that
activates a memory resident program.
hot swapping — The ability to add or remove devices from a computer
while the computer is running and have the operating system
automatically recognize the change.
I
icon — A small image displayed on the screen that represents a function,
file, or program.
interlaced — A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which only
every other line of pixels is refreshed. Interlaced monitors take two
passes to create a complete screen image. Compare non-interlaced.
internal device — See device.
Internet — The decentralized, world-wide network of computers that
provides electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and other services.
See also World Wide Web.
K
keyboard shortcut — A key or combination of keys that you use to
perform a task instead of using a pointing device such as a mouse.
L
L1 (level one) cache — Memory cache built into the processor to help
improve processing speed. See also cache, CPU cache, L2 cache.
L2 (level two) cache — Memory cache installed on the motherboard to
help improve processing speed. It is slower than L1 cache and faster
than main memory. See also cache, CPU cache, L1 cache.
LAN (local area network) — A group of computers or other devices
dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a
communications link that enables any device to interact with any
other on the network.
liquid crystal display (LCD) — A type of display that uses a liquid
substance between two transparent electrode panels. When an
electric current passes through the electrodes, the molecules in the
liquid form a crystalline pattern that polarizes the light passing
through it. A filter over the electrodes permits only non-polarized
light to pass to the surface of the display, creating light and dark
pixels.
load — To move information from a storage device (such as a hard disk)
into memory for processing.
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local area network — See LAN.
logical drive — A section of a disk that is recognized by the operating
system as a separate disk drive. A system’s logical drives may differ
from its physical drives. For example, a single hard disk drive may
be partitioned into two or more logical drives.
M
memory — Typically refers to the computer’s main memory, where
programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed.
Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RAM, or
it can be nonvolatile and hold data permanently, such as ROM. A
computer’s main memory is RAM. See RAM, ROM.
microprocessor — See central processing unit (CPU).
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) — A standard for
connecting musical instruments, synthesizers, and computers. The
MIDI standard provides a way of translating music into a form
computers can use, and vice versa.
modem — Short for “modulator/demodulator.” A device that converts
information from digital to analog, and back to digital, enabling
information to pass back and forth between digital computers and
analog telephone lines.
motherboard — The computer’s main circuit board that contains the
processor, memory, and other primary components.
MS-DOS prompt — See system prompt.
multi-function drive — A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and
DVD media.
multimedia — A combination of two or more media, such as sound,
animation, and video in a computer program or presentation.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface — See MIDI.
N
network — A collection of computers and associated devices that are
connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to
share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other users
and to exchange electronic mail.
non-interlaced — A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which
each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans
across and down the screen. Compare interlaced.
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non-system disk — A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be
used to start the computer. Compare system disk.
O
online — Available through the computer. Online may refer to
information being read from your own computer’s hard disk, such
as online documentation or online Help, or to information coming
from another company on a company network or the Internet.
operating system — A set of programs that controls how the computer
works. Examples of operating systems are the Windows® XP Tablet
PC Edition and Windows® XP Home operating systems.
optical drive — A drive which reads plastic coated discs on which
information is recorded digitally, and uses a laser to read data,
music, or videos.
P
palette — See color palette.
parallel — Processes that occur simultaneously. In communications, it
means the transmission of more than one bit of information at a
time. On your computer, the parallel port provides a parallel
communications interface between the computer and an appropriate
device. Most modern printers are parallel. Compare serial.
password — A unique string of characters entered by a user to verify his
or her identity to the computer or the network.
peripheral — Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached
to the computer and controlled by the computer’s CPU.
pixel — Short for “picture element.” The smallest dot that can be
produced on a screen or printer.
Plug and Play — Generally, refers to the computer’s ability to
automatically configure itself to work with peripheral devices.
When capitalized, refers to a standard that, when followed by a
device manufacturer, allows a computer to configure itself
automatically to work with the device.
pointing device — Any device, such as the TouchPad or a mouse, that
enables you to move the cursor on the screen.
port — A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for
connection to a network or a peripheral device.
processor — See central processing unit (CPU).
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program — A set of instructions that can be executed by a computer.
The general classes of programs (also called software) are operating
system, application, and utility. See also operating system,
application, utility.
properties — The attributes of an object or device. For example, the
properties of a file include the file’s type, size, and creation date.
R
RAM (random access memory) — Volatile memory that can be
written to as well as read. Volatile here means that information in
RAM is lost when you turn off your computer. This type of memory
is used for your computer’s main memory. See also memory.
Compare ROM.
random access memory — See RAM.
read-only memory — See ROM.
reboot — See boot, restart.
removable disk — A disk that can be removed from a disk drive. A
diskette is one example of a removable disk.
resolution — A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be
produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer,
resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). For a screen, it is
expressed as the number of pixels available horizontally and
vertically.
restart — Synonymous with reboot. To reset the computer by reloading
the operating system without turning the computer off. See also
boot.
RJ11 — A modular connector used on most U.S. telephone systems and
direct-connect modems. The RJ11 connector is a 6-wire connector.
ROM (read-only memory) — Non-volatile memory that can be read
but not written to. Non-volatile here means that information in ROM
remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type
of memory is used to store your computer’s BIOS, which is
essential instructions the computer reads when you start it up. See
also BIOS, memory. Compare RAM.
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Glossary
select — To highlight or otherwise specify text, data, or graphics with the
intent to perform some operation on it.
serial — Processes that occur one at a time. In communications, it means
the transmission of one bit at a time sequentially over a single
channel. On your computer, the serial port provides a serial interface
between the computer and an appropriate device. Compare parallel.
shortcut — See keyboard shortcut.
software — See program. Compare hardware.
Standby — A feature of some Windows® operating systems that allows
you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications
and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer
on again.
Suspend — A feature of some Windows® operating systems that allows
you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications
and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer
on again.
system disk — A diskette that contains the operating system files needed
to start the computer. Any diskette can be formatted as a system
disk. A system disk is also called a “bootable disk” or a “startup
disk.” Compare non-system disk.
system prompt — The symbol (in the MS-DOS® operating system,
generally a drive letter followed by a “greater than” sign) indicating
where users are to enter commands.
T
U
TFT display — See active-matrix display
universal serial bus (USB) — USB is a serial bus that supports a data
transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps (480 million bits per second). USB
can connect up to 127 peripheral devices through a single allpurpose USB port. USB allows hot swapping of peripherals. See
also bus, hot swapping, serial.
upload — To send a file to another computer through a modem or
network. See also download.
USB — See universal serial bus (USB).
utility — A computer program designed to perform a narrowly focused
operation or solve a specific problem. Utilities are often related to
computer system management.
Glossary
W
253
Web — See World Wide Web.
Wi-Fi® — A registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance that stands
for Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication
protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless
communication components.
World Wide Web (www) — The worldwide network of Web sites
linked together over the Internet. A user of the Web can jump from
site to site regardless of the location of the computer hosting the site.
See also Internet.
Index
A
AC adaptor 45
AC power
connecting adaptor 46
accessories
docking solutions 141
memory 50
adding memory 50
Alt keys 86
audio
files 129
audio features 129
B
backing up files 84
battery
alarms 110
changing 112
charge indicator light 47, 107
charge not lasting 188
charging 45, 47
conserving power 110
disposal 118
low charge 109
monitoring power 47, 107
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not charging 187
power profile 214
power profile hot key 112
real-time clock (RTC) 104
removing 113
BIOS Setup
see TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
Bridge Media Adapter
inserting memory media 137
removing memory media 138
button
power 50, 59
start 122
C
CD
creating 99
playing an audio 98
CD, using 94
channels
DMA 184
IRQ 184
character keys 85
charging the battery 47
checking device properties 186
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255
click 66
communications
network connection 124
set up 123
system resources 184
compact disc positioning 97
compact discs
handling 97
removing 100
computer
caring for 81
cleaning 81
moving 81
non-system disk or disk error
message 180
not accessing disk drives 179
running on battery power 103
setting up 43, 51
warning resume failure message
179
computer lock 81
computing tips 83
connecting to a power source 45
connection
set up 124
control buttons 66
Ctrl keys 86
corrupted/damaged data files 192
missing files/trouble accessing a
disk 191
running slow 192
diskette drive
cannot insert a diskette 192
cannot read a diskette 193
connecting 71
external, connecting 71
display
does not look normal/flickers 190
external monitor not working 191
screen is blank 189
display device
external 67
display output settings 67
display, external
adjusting 68
disposal information 27
disposing of used batteries 118
DMA (Direct Memory Access) 184
double-click 66
DVD
creating 99
DVD player
general problems 200
DVD, using 94
D
E
desktop
creating new icon 121
major features 121
desktop exploration 120
desktop icons 121
Device Manager 185
checking properties 186
disabling a device 185
devices
keyboard 68
mouse 68
Disk Defragmenter 192
disk drive
environment
computer-friendly 40
error messages
device driver conflict 183
general hardware problem 183
non-system disk or disk error
180, 193
problem with display settings/
current settings not working
with hardware 190
program has performed an illegal
operation 178
warning resume failure 179
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Index
Error-checking 191
expansion capability 141
exploring the desktop 120
external
monitor
not working 191
mouse 68
external diskette drive
connecting 71
external display, adjusting 68
F
FAT (File Allocation Table) 191
file extensions 92
file, backing up 84
files
backing up 93
printing 92
restoring 94
saving 90
fingerprint
authentication 176
fingerprint Authentication Utility
using 176
Fn keys 86
Fn-esse
starting 155
Fn-esse program 155
assigning a key 155
function keys 86
H
hard disk drive
secondary options 139
hardware conflicts 183
resolving 185
headphones
using 130
Help and Support
Windows® operating system 183
Hibernation mode 73
configuring 76
starting again from 77
hot key
display brightness 216
display modes 216
Hibernation mode 215
keyboard overlays 218
password security 213
power profile 214
Standby mode 215
volume mute 212
zooming 217
hot key power profile 112
http 126
I
i.LINK port 141
icon 121
desktop 121
Internet Explorer 121
moving to desktop 121
recycle bin 121
safety 38
Windows Media® Player 121
installation
memory module 51
installing
memory modules 50
mouse 68
instant passwords, using 149
Internet
bookmarked site not found 183
connecting to 127
features 128
slow connection 182
surfing 127
uploading and downloading files
128
URL address not found 182
using 126
Internet Explorer icon 121
Internet Service Providers 126
IRQ (Interrupt Request) 184
ISPs 126
Index
J
257
N
jack
RJ-11 125
K
keyboard
character keys 85
function keys 86
hot keys 218
not working 179
overlay keys 87
troubleshooting 189
using 85
Windows® special keys 86
keyboard, external 68
keyboard, full-size 85
network
accessing 124
Dial-Up Networking Wizard 124
networking
wireless 123
O
L
opening the display panel 48
optical discs
inserting 96
optical drive
problems 193
troubleshooting 193
using 94
other documentation 39
overlay keys 87
lock
P
computer, using 81
M
memory
adding 50
problem solving 186
removing memory module slot
cover 52
memory module
inserting 53
installation 51
removing 56
memory module slot 52
microphone 129
modem
connecting to telephone line 124
problem solving 197
monitor 67
connecting 67
not working 190
mouse
installing 68
mouse utility 161
password
deleting a supervisor 151
disabling a user 152
setting a user 151
supervisor
set up 150
types 149
passwords
instant, using 149
setting 149
PC Card
checklist 195
computer stops working 195
configuring 137
errors 196
hot swapping fails 196
inserting 135
not recognized 196
problem solving 194, 195
removing 136
setting up 137
Plug and Play 184
port
RGB 67
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Index
power
computer will not start 179
connecting cable to AC adaptor
46
cord/cable connectors 219
energy-saving features 102
problem solving 187
turning on 49
power button 50, 59, 130
Power Management 159
power profile
hot key 112
power profiles 110
power source 45
connecting 46
powering down
using Hibernation 76
using Standby 78
precautions 41
primary button 66
printer
connecting 69
problem solving 196, 197
printing a file 92
problem solving
AC power 187
accessing disk drives 179
battery charge does not last 188
battery not charging 187
cannot insert diskette in drive 192
cannot read a diskette 193
changing display properties 190
checking device properties 186
computer hangs when PC Card
inserted 195
computer will not power up 179
contacting Toshiba 208, 209
corrupted/damaged data files 192
Device Manager 185
disabling a device 185
disk drive is slow 192
display is blank 189
external display not working 191
external monitor 190
faulty memory 186
hardware conflict 183, 184
high-pitched noise 194
illegal operation 178
Internet bookmarked site not
found 183
Internet connection is slow 182
keyboard
not responding 179
missing files/trouble accessing a
disk 191
modem not receiving or
transmitting 197
no sound 194
non-system disk or disk error
180, 193
PC Card 194
checklist 195
error occurs 196
hot swapping fails 196
not recognized 196
slot appears dead 195
power and batteries 187
printer 196, 197
program not responding 177
program not working properly
192
screen does not look right/flickers
190
Startup options 181
system resources 184
URL address not found 182
warning resume failure 179
Windows® operating system not
working 181
program, starting 88
programs
not running correctly 192
projector 67
connecting 67
Index
R
real-time clock (RTC) battery 104
recording
sounds 129
recording sounds 129
recycle bin icon 121
registering computer 44
removing
battery 113
RJ-11 jack 125
rotating screen 79
Run dialog box 89
running the computer on battery power
103
S
safety
computer 119
disposing of batteries 118
icons 38
precautions 41
saving files 90
screen
blank 189
does not look normal/flickers 190
rotating 79
secondary button 66
set up communications 123
setting up
adding memory 50
computer 43, 51
setting up a connection 124
Slim SelectBay 139
installing module 141
removing module 140
sound
problem solving 194
sounds
recording 129
speakers
using external 130
Standby mode 73
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hot key 215
starting again from 79
start button 122
starting a program 88
Run dialog box 89
Windows® Explorer 88
Windows® Start menu 88
starting up the computer
from Shut down 76
from Standby 79
Startup menu
problem solving 181
supervisor password, deleting 151
supervisor password, set up 150
system tray 122
T
Tablet and Pen Settings 169
tablet mode
using 79, 130
tablet pen
using 79, 134
Taskbar 122
telephone line
connecting to modem 124
television
adjusting display 68
Toshiba
registering computer 44
worldwide offices 210
TOSHIBA Assist 143
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup 162
Toshiba online resources 101
Toshiba tablet pen 132
using 134
traveling tips 119
troubleshooting
DVD player
general problems 200
external keyboard 189
keyboard 189
keypad overlay 189
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Index
optical drive 193
turning on the computer 49
turning on the power 49
U
user password, disabling 152
user password, setting 151
using a file extension 92
using tablet mode 79, 130
using the tablet pen 79, 134
Utilities 142
utilities
Power Saver 159
V
video projector
adjusting display 68
W
warranty
limited warranty 39
Web 126
Web Cam 134
Web sites 209
Wi-Fi®
wireless networking 123
Windows Media® Player 98
Windows Media® Player icon 121
Windows® Explorer 88
Windows® operating system
Help and Support 183
problem solving 181
Windows® operating system desktop
120
Windows® Start menu 88
wireless networking 123
Wizards
Dial-Up Networking Wizard 124
World Wide Web 126
www 126
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