Medion MD8825 Specifications

Medion MD8825 Specifications
About this Manual
Keep these instructions with your PC at all times. The proper set up, use and care
can help extend the life of your PC. In the event that you transfer ownership of this
PC, please provide these instructions to the new owner.
This manual is divided into sections to help you locate the information you require
quickly. Along with the Table of Contents at the beginning of this manual, an Index
has been provided to help you find topical information.
If you want to start up your PC immediately, please read the chapters Operational
Safety (page 3) and Setting up and Getting Started (page 8).
We strongly recommend you read this entire manual to ensure the proper set-up
and operation of your PC.
Many application programs incorporate extensive help functions. As a general rule,
you can access help functions by pressing F1 on the keyboard. These help func®
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tions will be available to you while you are using the Microsoft Windows operating
system or the respective application program.
Windows Vista™ offers you additional aids to learn about the new version of Windows and your PC. You can find this information in the Welcome Center after booting up your PC. We have listed further useful sources of information starting on
page 39.
Audience
These instructions are intended for both the novice and advanced user. Regardless
of the possible professional utilization, this PC is designed for day-to-day household
use. The functions and applications for use with this PC have been designed with
the entire family in mind.
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Quality
MEDION has selected the components in this PC for their high level of functionality,
ease of use, safety and reliability.
Through balanced hardware and software design we are able to provide you with an
innovative personal PC useful for applications relating to both work and leisure.
We are pleased to welcome you as our newest customer. Thank you for choosing
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Table of Contents
Safety ............................................................................................................. 1
Warnings...................................................................................................... 3
Data Security ............................................................................................ 3
Setting Up & Getting Started ....................................................................... 5
Included with your PC .................................................................................. 7
Setting Up .................................................................................................... 8
Set-up Location ........................................................................................ 8
Ambient Temperature............................................................................... 8
Working Ergonomics ................................................................................ 9
Connecting Devices ....................................................................................10
Cabling ....................................................................................................10
Connecting the Monitor ...........................................................................11
Connecting a PS/2 Devices .....................................................................12
Front Connectors.....................................................................................12
Connecting a Headphone........................................................................12
Connecting Speakers ..............................................................................12
Setting up Surround Sound ..................................................................13
Connecting a Sound Source/Audio Input.................................................13
Connecting a Microphone........................................................................13
Connecting a Printer or Scanner .............................................................13
USB/IEEE 1394 .......................................................................................14
Connecting USB Devices .....................................................................14
Connecting IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) Devices .........................................14
LAN Connection ......................................................................................15
Connecting the Wireless LAN Aerial........................................................15
Modem Connection .................................................................................15
Connecting the Power Supply .................................................................16
Getting Started............................................................................................17
Starting up the PC ...................................................................................17
Short Description of the Windows® Desktop ........................................18
Operation ..................................................................................................... 21
Mouse .........................................................................................................23
Keyboard ....................................................................................................24
Alt and Ctrl Keys......................................................................................24
Hard Drive...................................................................................................25
Important Directories ...............................................................................25
Connecting an External Hard Drive .........................................................26
Optical Drive ...............................................................................................27
Loading a Disc:........................................................................................27
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs .........................................27
How to Remove a Disc ............................................................................28
Optical Drive as Boot Drive .....................................................................28
Regional Playback Information for DVD ..................................................28
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter ............................................29
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Card Reader ...............................................................................................30
Graphics Port ..............................................................................................31
Performance Characteristics ...................................................................31
Current Image Playback Frequencies .....................................................31
Sound Card.................................................................................................32
IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire).................................................................................33
Application Options for IEEE1394 ...........................................................33
Technical Specifications ..........................................................................33
USB Port.....................................................................................................34
Network.......................................................................................................35
What is a Network? .................................................................................35
Wireless LAN...........................................................................................35
Safety Notes.........................................................................................35
Conditions ............................................................................................36
Troubleshooting within the Network.........................................................37
Parallel Interface .........................................................................................38
Modem........................................................................................................38
Software......................................................................................................39
Getting to Know Windows Vista™ ...........................................................39
Windows Vista™ – Quick Start Guide..................................................39
Windows Vista™ – Help and Support ..................................................39
Windows Vista™ – Welcome Center ...................................................40
Windows Vista™ – User Account Control ............................................41
Installation of Software ............................................................................42
How to Install your Software.................................................................42
Software Uninstallation ........................................................................43
Windows Activation .................................................................................44
Product Activation on your PC .............................................................44
BIOS Setup..............................................................................................44
Execution of the BIOS Setup................................................................44
Customer Service & Self Help ................................................................... 45
Data and System Security ..........................................................................47
Data Security ...........................................................................................47
Maintenance Programs ...........................................................................47
Password Reset File................................................................................47
System Restore ..........................................................................................48
Correction ................................................................................................48
Windows® Update....................................................................................49
Windows® Update Information for Data Security..................................50
System Restore powered by Symantec...................................................51
Limits of the Recovery..........................................................................51
Carrying out a Restore .........................................................................51
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions............................................................52
Customer Service .......................................................................................53
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................53
Check Cables and Connections ..............................................................53
Common Problems and Solutions ...........................................................54
Additional Support ...................................................................................55
Driver Support .........................................................................................55
Transporting the PC ................................................................................56
Cleaning and Care...................................................................................56
Recycling and Disposal ...........................................................................57
Battery Treatment....................................................................................57
Upgrades and Repairs.............................................................................59
Notes on Laser Radiation:....................................................................59
Appendix...................................................................................................... 61
Standards ...................................................................................................63
Electromagnetic Compatibility .................................................................63
Electrical Safety.......................................................................................63
Ergonomics..............................................................................................63
Noise Emission........................................................................................64
FCC Compliance Statement ....................................................................64
MEDION Limited Warranty .........................................................................65
Index ...........................................................................................................66
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Safety
Safety
Help
Warnings ..........................................................................3
Data Security ....................................................................3
Operation
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Subject
Connecting
Chapter 1
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Safety
Do not allow children to play unattended with electrical equipment.
•
Keep packaging material, such as plastic bags, away from children. The
danger of suffocation could arise in case of misuse.
•
Do not open the PC cover or use the PC with the cover removed. When the
cover is open there is a danger to life from electric shock.
•
Optical drives are Laser Class 1 devices. These lasers must remain in their
sealed PC cover. Do not remove the drive covers as exposure to the lasers
may prove harmful.
•
Do not insert objects through the slots and openings of the PC. This may
lead to electric shock, short-circuit or fire that could cause personal injury or
damage to your PC.
•
Do not cover the slots and openings in the PC cover. These openings are for
ventilation purposes. Covering these vents may lead to overheating. Please
keep a minimum distance of 3.3 feet on all sides when setting up the PC.
•
Connect the PC only to a grounded, easily accessible AC outlet.
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This PC is not designed for use within industrial environments.
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Operation
Before getting started, please read the following important safety information concerning your PC carefully.
Help
Warnings
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Power cord or the attached plug is worn or damaged. Have the defective
power cord replaced with an original cable. Never try to repair a defective
cable.
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The PC cover is damaged or liquids have penetrated. Do not operate the PC
until you first check with customer service. It is possible that the PC cannot
be operated safely and could cause danger to life by electric shock!
Data Security
We recommend that you make backup copies on an external storage medium every
time you update your data. The supplier does not assume liability for data loss or
damage to data storage units, and no claims can be accepted for damages resulting
from the loss of data or for consequential damages.
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Appendix
Switch off your PC immediately and contact customer service if…
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Safety
Included with your PC ........................................................7
Setting Up ..........................................................................8
Connecting .......................................................................10
Getting Started ................................................................17
Operation
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Help
Subject
Appendix
Setting Up &
Getting Started
Connecting
Chapter 2
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PC
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Power Cord
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Keyboard & Mouse
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OEM version of Operating System
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Application/Support CD
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Quick Start Guide
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Owner's Manual
Safety
Appendix
Help
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Connecting
Please check that the contents listed below are included in your package and notify
us within 14 days of purchase if this is not the case. You MUST provide your PC’s
serial number when contacting a customer service representative.
Your PC bundle should include the following components:
Operation
Included with your PC
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Setting Up
Remember that choosing the proper location for your PC is just as important as
connecting it correctly.
Set-up Location
•
Keep your PC and all devices connected to it away from moisture, dust, heat
and direct sunlight. Failure to observe these instructions can lead to malfunctions or damage to the PC.
•
To prevent damage to your PC from a fall, place and operate the PC and all
connected devices on a stable, balanced and vibration-free surface.
Ambient Temperature
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The PC can be operated at an ambient temperature between +41° and
+95°F and at a relative humidity of between 30% and 70% (without condensation).
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When powered off, the PC can be stored at temperatures between –40° and
+158°F.
•
Unplug the cable during thunderstorms and make sure to remove the antenna cables, if present. We recommend the use of a surge protector for additional safety, in order to protect your PC from being damaged.
•
Wait until the PC has reached ambient (room) temperature before connecting
it to the AC outlet. Extreme variations in temperature and humidity can create
condensation within the PC and might cause it to short-circuit.
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Safety
Working Ergonomics
Ensure that the monitor is set up in such a way that reflections, glare
and light/darkness contrast are minimized. The top line of the
screen should be at eye level or slightly below.
Back:
While sitting at your work surface, make sure your back is supported by the chair’s
backrest in erect position or angled slightly backwards.
Legs:
Your thighs should be horizontal or angled slightly downward. Your lower legs
should be near a right angle to your thighs. Your feet should rest flat on the floor. If
necessary, use a footrest, but double check that you have your seat height adjusted
correctly before getting a footrest.
Arms:
Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows close to your sides, with forearms
and hands approximately parallel to the floor.
Wrists:
Your wrists should be as straight as possible while using the keyboard, mouse or
trackball. They should not be bent sideways, or more than 10 degrees up or down.
Head:
Your head should be upright or tilted slightly forward. Avoid working with your head
or neck twisted.
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Help
Operation
Change your position frequently and take regular breaks to prevent fatigue. Sitting in
one position for long periods can be uncomfortable. To minimize the potential for
physical discomfort or injury, it's important that you maintain proper posture, as
follows:
Connecting
Note
Connecting Devices
Before you begin using your PC, you must first connect the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and power cord. Other components can be connected later. The devices listed
are NOT NECESSARILY INCLUDED with your PC. Please refer to the drawing on
the inside front cover of this manual to determine the existence and location of ports
on your particular PC.
Cabling
Please follow the instructions below in order to correctly connect your PC:
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Arrange cables in such a way that no one can walk on or trip over them.
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Do not place objects on cables.
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To avoid damage to your PC, connect your peripherals (for example, keyboard, mouse, and monitor) while your PC is powered off. Some devices can
be connected while your PC is in use. Refer to the documentation that came
with each device.
Keep the PC at least three feet away from high frequency and magnetic interference
sources (for example, TV sets, speakers, mobile phones, etc.) in order to avoid
malfunctions and/or loss of data.
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Please note that only shielded cables shorter than 9.84 feet should be used
for the external interfaces.
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Only use the cables provided for connecting your peripheral devices.
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The connection of devices is limited to equipment that complies with
EN60950 (“Safety of Information Technology Equipment”) or EN60065 (“Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus”) safety requirements.
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In the first hours of operation, new devices may emit a typical, unavoidable
but completely harmless smell, which will decline increasingly over the
course of time.
We recommend ventilating the room regularly in order to counteract the formation of odor.
Note
You will only need to connect the peripherals to your PC that you require. If you do not have the described device (for example, printer)
you may skip the respective section and perform it later, if necessary.
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Safety
Connecting the Monitor
Note
Always connect only one data cable in order to avoid problems with
the signal allocation, if your monitor has several inputs (for example,
VGA and HDMI).
Connecting
Diagram reference: J, K
Your PC is equipped with a VGA and a HDMI connector.
Ensure that the connector and the port fit exactly to avoid damaging
the contacts. Because of its asymmetric form, the plug only fits into
the port in one position.
Operation
Note
Caution!
Your PC monitor is preconfigured for a screen resolution of 1024 x
768 pixels and an optimal refresh rate of 60 hz. If your monitor does
not support these settings, it may become damaged or malfunction
during use. You can change the screen resolution and configuration
of your monitor as follows (also refer to your monitor's user manual).
You will change the screen resolution in the Control Panel under Personalize
appearance and sounds.
The Program can be started in the following way:
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Right mouse click on the Windows interface (Desktop) and left mouse click
on Personalization.
or
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Through Start Ö Control Panel Ö Personalize appearance and sounds,
double click using the left mouse button.
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Help
1. Connect the data cable of the monitor to the port on the graphics card (reference J, K). If necessary, remove the white guard ring on the monitor plug
and ensure that the plug and port join together precisely.
2. Hand-tighten the screws on the monitor cable.
Connecting a PS/2 Devices
Diagram reference: L
Note
Only connect PS/2 devices if the PC is turned off, in order to avoid
damaging the PC or the devices.
1. Connect the mouse cable to the green PS/2 port.
2. Connect the keyboard cable to the blue PS/2 port.
Front Connectors
Diagram reference: C
Some connections are located behind the front sliding door. This offers you the
great advantage of accessing frequently used connections quickly and conveniently,
without turning around the PC. The sliding door also protects the connections.
Connecting a Headphone
Diagram reference: T
Here you can connect your headphone.
1. Connect your headphone by plugging the cable with the 3.5 mm stereo plug
into the green port (reference T).
Caution!
The use of headphones with a high volume can lead to hearing damage and/or loss. Set the volume to the lowest level before producing
any sound. Then you can increase the volume to the level that is most
comfortable for you.
Connecting Speakers
Diagram reference: Q
Here you can connect your speakers (may not be included) to the green speaker
port on the back of the PC (reference Q).
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Safety
Diagram reference: G, Q
Connect your surround equipment as follows:
1. Connect the front speakers to the green port (front out, reference Q) .
2. Connect the rear speakers to the port back surround.
3. Connect the center speaker and/or subwoofer to the port center/subwoofer.
4. Connect the side surround speaker to the port side surround.
Connecting
Setting up Surround Sound
Diagram reference: R
This port is used to accommodate a connecting cable for external analog audio
sources (for example, stereo system, keyboard/synthesizer).
1. Connect the cable with the 3.5 mm stereo plug to the light-blue colored port
(reference R).
Operation
Connecting a Sound Source/Audio Input
Connecting a Printer or Scanner
Diagram reference: N
Note
Ensure that the connector and the port fit exactly to avoid damaging
the contacts. Because of its asymmetric form, the plug only fits into
the port in one position.
Use a double screened, parallel connection cable (25-pin) to connect a printer:
1. Connect the printer cable to the red printer port N on the back of your PC.
2. Hand-tighten the screws of the printer cable.
If you wish to use a scanner, follow the instructions above. With the PC parallel port
in use, the printer can be connected directly to the scanner. You will have use of
both devices if they are connected in this manner.
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Appendix
Diagram reference: H
1. You can use the pink port H to connect a microphone with a 3.5 mm mono
plug.
2. Position the microphone in such a way that it does not point directly at the
speakers. If you hear feedback, characterized by loud whistling noises, reposition the microphone until the sound stops.
Help
Connecting a Microphone
USB/IEEE 1394
Warning!
Connect your USB-/IEEE 1394 devices after initial set-up of your
new PC. This will prevent unnecessary confusion during installation.
These devices can generally be connected during operation. Read
the manual for your specific peripheral device before getting started.
The voltage outputs of your PC for IEEE 1394 as well as for USB are protected by a
fuse (limited power source according to EN60950). This ensures that a malfunction
of the PC will not damage the peripheral devices connected to the respective jacks.
Connecting USB Devices
Diagram reference: I
You have a choice of several connection ports. It does not matter which you use.
1. If you wish to use a printer, scanner or other device with a USB port, connect the cable to the USB port on your PC.
Note
Always connect your devices to the same port, otherwise your operating system will give a new ID and ask for driver installation.
Connecting IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) Devices
Diagram reference: O
Note
Peripheral devices can have different connecting cables (6 line or
4 line). Please check which kind of cable you require for your peripheral device.
Important
The connectors on the front side are not configured for parallel use.
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Modem Connection
Diagram reference: E
Connect the modem cable as follows, if your PC is equipped with an analog modem
card:
1. The RJ11 cable is plugged into the modem of your PC.
2. The TAE cable fits an N-coded, analog telephone port.
Attention!
Please observe that the modem may only be connected to an analog
telephone line. The connection of a digital system (ISDN, etc.) to an
analog telephone line can possibly cause damage to the modem or
the connected devices and the telecommunication network.
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Connecting
Safety
Diagram reference: F
The components (mini-PC Module) will already be integrated and activated in your
PC if your PC is equipped with this functionality. You will only have to screw on the
aerial optionally supplied to the wireless LAN aerial input. Please read the safety
note and the conditions from page 35 under all circumstances.
Operation
Connecting the Wireless LAN Aerial
Help
Diagram reference: P
Your PC is equipped with a network connection, in order to prepare it for network
operation.
The network cable usually has two RJ45 plugs so it is not important which plug is
connected to which port.
1. Connect one side of the cable to the PC port.
2. Connect the second side to the other PC or hub/switch.
For further information refer to chapter “Network” starting at page 35.
Appendix
LAN Connection
Connecting the Power Supply
After connecting the keyboard, mouse, monitor and any other peripheral devices,
plug the PC and monitor into an AC outlet. Use only the supplied power cord. Observe the following safety precautions:
•
The AC outlet must be in the vicinity of the PC and within easy reach of the
power cables. DO NOT stretch the power cables to reach an AC outlet.
•
In order to disconnect your PC from the power source, remove the power
cord from the AC outlet.
•
To provide additional protection against electric shock, power surges, lightning strikes, or other electrical damage to your PC, we recommend the use
of a surge protector.
•
If you are using an extension cord, ensure that the cord meets your local
safety requirements. If in doubt, ask an electrician. Never use frayed or worn
extension cords.
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The power supply unit has an on/off switch on the back of the PC. Setting the
switch to "I" turns the power on and setting the switch to "O" turns the power
off.
Caution
Even with the on/off switch set to "O", some components of the PC
remain under voltage. To completely disconnect the PC from all voltage, the power cord must be disconnected from the AC outlet.
Do not start your PC yet!
First, read the following section to find out what you need to know in order to get
started.
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1. Turn on the monitor and any peripheral devices you have connected.
2. Set the on/off switch on the back of the PC to "I" if it is
not already set (diagram reference: M)
3. Briefly press the on/off switch on the front of the PC.
(diagram reference: D)
You can program the function of the main switch in the power management
of Windows® (please refer to on-line help). The PC will always be switched
off, if the main switch is pressed for more than 4 seconds.
Warning!
Connecting
Safety
Starting up the PC
Operation
The software on this PC comes fully pre-installed. You do not have to load any of
the CD's/DVD’s supplied. With many programs (for example, telephone-CD's or
encyclopedias), however, it is necessary to insert the corresponding CD/DVD in
order to call up the data which is stored on it. The software will ask you to do this as
necessary. Once you have made all the connections and secured the necessary
connectors you can turn on the monitor, the other peripherals and finally the PC
itself.
Help
Getting Started
The PC and Windows® operating system starts and now goes through a number of
phases:
Note
Ensure that there is no bootable CD (for example, the Recovery-CD)
in the CD-ROM drive. Such discs will prevent the operating system
from loading directly from the hard drive.
The operating system is loaded from the hard disk. During the initial set-up, the
loading process takes slightly longer than normal to register the operating system
and the individual components completely. Your operating system is finished loading
when a welcome screen is shown on your display.
Follow the instructions on the screen. Dialogue boxes will explain any steps that
need to be taken.
Should you have any questions just click on
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Appendix
If the operating system is not shut down properly (through á Ö Shut
Down), there is a risk of data loss.
License agreement
Please read through the license agreement carefully. It contains important legal
information on the use of your software. In order to see the full text, use the mouse
and scroll wheel to move the page down until you have reached the end of the
document. You can accept the agreement by clicking the I accept the agreement
option field. Only by doing so will you be entitled to use the product under lawful
terms and conditions.
After the login procedure the Windows® desktop appears on screen.
This can be adjusted so that the screen of your PC looks different. The basic operation, however, is ensured.
Short Description of the Windows® Desktop
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1. Start Button
Clicking the Start button brings up a menu where you can access help, software
programs, files, and settings.
2. All Programs
All of the software programs installed on your PC are ordinarily listed here. Click All
Programs to reveal an extensive menu.
3. Program Bar
The most commonly used software programs are listed here.
4. Turn Off PC
Click this button to shut down Windows and then PC.
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Appendix
Help
5. Task Bar
Here you receive information and status reports about Windows® Vista™ and which
programs are running.
6. Desktop Icons
Desktop icons link to their respective programs. To start a program, double-click its
desktop icon.
7. Logged in User
This tells you which user is logged in to your PC.
8. Control Panel
You can use the icons in Control Panel to change the appearance and functionality
of Windows® Vista™. These icons represent options for configuring your PC.
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9. Windows Vista™ Help
Here you can find information on using your PC, networking, backup, and many
other tasks.
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Operation
Help
Mouse ................................................................................23
Keyboard............................................................................24
Hard Drive..........................................................................25
Optical Drive ......................................................................26
Card Reader ......................................................................30
Graphics Card....................................................................31
Sound Card........................................................................32
IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) ........................................................33
USB Port ............................................................................34
Network ............................................................................35
Parallel Interface ...............................................................38
Modem ...............................................................................38
Software ...........................................................................39
Operation
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Safety
Appendix
Help
Use the mouse on flat, even surface. If the mouse should move quickly on screen,
try using a different surface, such as a mouse pad. Please note glass and metal
surfaces are not ideal surfaces.
Connecting
Connection possibility: L (via PS/2)
The mouse comes equipped with a scroll wheel located in between the left and right
mouse buttons. This button can be used to scroll through documents or internet
pages.
Operation
Mouse
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Keyboard
Connection possibility: L (via PS/2)
This section contains useful information on using the
keyboard. All diagrams are schematic.
On the base of the keyboard are two folding feet that let you adjust the angle of the
keyboard. Pull them forward to adjust the angle of the inclination.
Adjustable Feet
Alt and Ctrl Keys
The left Alt key performs certain functions in conjunction with other keys. The application program determines these functions. In order to enter a combination of keys
that include the Alt key, hold the Alt key down while pressing the other key. The
right Alt key operates in a similar way but selects certain special characters. The
Ctrl key, like the Alt key, carries out program functions.
Useful key combinations (software-dependent):
Key
Combination
Function and Description
Alt + F4
Closes an active window
Alt + Print screen
Copies the image of the window currently active to the
clipboard.
Shift + 2
Generates the @ character required for e-mails (pronounced: at).
Ctrl + Alt + Del
Windows security is launched
(Country-specific variances are possible.)
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Safety
Note
Connecting
The hard drive is the main storage medium combining large storage capacity and
rapid data access.
The hard drive contains the operating system of the PC, other application programs
and backup files. These programs and files are pre-installed on your PC, so you
may note that some of the space on your hard drive is already taken.
The Windows operating system cannot use the full capacity of the hard drive, which
means that there will be a difference between the capacity that the BIOS displays
and what the operating system displays. The operating system of the PC, further
application programs and backup files are located on the hard drive and reduce its
total capacity.
The hard drive is addressed as drive C and D.
Operation
Hard Drive
Important Directories
The most important directories pre-installed on your PC are shown below. These
directories may vary from what is shown her.
Caution!
Do not delete or modify these directories or their contents since data
could be lost or the functionality of the system could be at risk.
C:\
This is the main hard disc drive partition for your PC. It is where your program files, settings, and documents are stored, as well as files necessary for
running Windows Vista™.
C:\Programs
As the name suggests, in this directory programs install the files belonging to
the application.
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Appendix
Usually your hard disc drive is divided into more partitions, but there can also be
some minor variations.
In your first partition (Boot), you will find your operating system, application programs and the users’ documents and settings.
The second partition (Backup), serves for data security and contains additional
drivers and tools.
The backup files are also found here (D:\Recover). They allow you to reset your PC
to its original factory-set configuration. (Refer to page 70.)
Help
Never turn off the PC while the busy indicator is lit since this may result in loss of data.
C:\Windows
The main directory of Windows Vista™.
This is where the files of the operating system are saved.
D:\Driver
This folder includes the drivers required by your PC (pre-installed).
D:\Tools
Here you find additional programs and other documentation for your PC.
D:\Recover
Here the backup files are located enabling you to recover the factory setting
(see page 48).
Connecting an External Hard Drive
Your PC has a hard disc bay, which will enable you to connect the external MEDION
HDDrive 2go ultra speed hard drive simply and without complications (not included).
As in the case of a USB memory pen, connection takes place with a restarted operating system. The hard drive will be recognized as a replacement storage medium
and will be allocated a drive letter automatically.
Note
Please take note of the fact that only the MEDION Hard Drive specified above can be connected to the hard disc bay which is not included with your PC.
Important!
Plugs are provided with dust protection caps to protect connections.
They must be removed before use. We recommend replacing the
caps if the connections are not being used.
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Optical Drive
Attention!
Do not place protective foils or other stickers on your CD’s. To avoid
damage to your drive, do not use deformed or damaged CD’s. Do not
use scratched or dirty discs, discs with pieces broken off or discs of
poor quality. Because of the high speeds in the drive the discs might
break and damage your data as well as your drive. Examine the discs
before you enter them. If damage or dirt is visible, you should not use
them.
Damage caused by faulty media is excluded from warranty and any
repair will be charged.
1. Push the eject button (Diagram reference, B) on the right of the optical drive
to open the tray.
2. Place the disc on the tray so that it lays flat with the label facing upward.
3. Push the eject button again to close the tray.
Help
Loading a Disc:
Operation
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Diagram reference: A
Many CD's start automatically when they are inserted. This depends
on the operating system and the corresponding settings.
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs
Your PC is able to playback and retrieve audio CDs, DVD movies and data discs.
After loading the disc, your operating system will open a selection window with different options for playback.
If your operating system doesn’t open the selection window you can access via the
Explorer or
PC.
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Note
How to Remove a Disc
1. Push the eject button (Diagram reference, B) at the front of the CD-ROM
drive to open the drawer.
2. Remove the disc and store it in the CD cover in a safe place.
Note
Do not try to remove the CD from the drive while the PC is accessing
the disc.
Optical Drive as Boot Drive
The optical drives can be used for booting the operating system. If the PC does not
boot, it is possible that autostart is turned off in the BIOS or the CD is not bootable.
Regional Playback Information for DVD
The playback of DVD movies includes the decoding of MPEG2 videos, digital AC3
audio data and the deciphering of CSS protected contents.
CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name of a data protection program incorporated by the movie industry as an action against illegal copies.
Among the numerous regulations for CSS licensees the most important ones are the
country specific playback restrictions.
In order to facilitate the geographically restricted release of movies, DVD titles are
released for certain regions.
Copyright laws require the restriction of each DVD movie to a certain region (usually
the region, in which it is sold).
DVD movie versions can be published in several regions but the CSS regulations
require that each CSS decipherable system may only be used in one region.
Attention!
The decoding software included with your PC may be changed for regional DVD decoding up to five times, after which the drive will only
play DVD movies for the region setting last entered. Changing the region code after that will require factory resetting which is not covered
by warranty. If resetting is desired, shipping and resetting costs will be
billed to the user.
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Normal discs are pressed from a digital, glass master and then sealed. In the case
of blank disc, the information is burned onto the disc with the laser of the CD/DVDRewriter. Therefore these discs are more sensitive than normal CDs.
Please avoid the following when using recordable/rewriteable discs - especially
blanks - that have never before been used:
radiation by direct sunlight (UVA/UVB)
•
scratches and damage to the disc surface
•
extreme temperatures
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Card Reader
Diagram reference: S
(similar diagram)
If your PC has a card reader, you can use several types of memory cards (also
called flash cards) to read and write data. When you insert a card, the LED next to
the slot is lit. The LED light will blink while data is being transferred. DO NOT remove a card while the corresponding LED is blinking.
Here are the types of memory cards you can use.
Slot
Card type
Contacts
MS
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
SD (Secure Digital)
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
point to bottom
CF
CF (Compact Flash)
IBM® Microdrive
point to front
SM/XD
SmartMedia /
XD
point to bottom
point to top
SD
MC
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If a card is inserted, a free drive will be assigned* by Windows .
* Only if this concerns a removable disc.
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Graphics Port
Performance Characteristics
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High Performance Acceleration
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Interactive Direct3D Acceleration
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Video Acceleration for DirectDraw/DirectVideo, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVD and
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Indeo Video Technology
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ACPI Power Management
Current Image Playback Frequencies
The graphic card can, depending on the set resolution, display vertical image playback frequencies of between 60 Hz and 240 Hz.
Resolution
Colors
640 x 480
8-, 16-, 32bit
1600 x 900
8-, 16-, 32bit
800 x 600
8-, 16-, 32bit
1600 x 1200
8-, 16-, 32bit
1024 x 768
8-, 16-, 32bit
1920 x 1080
8-, 16-, 32bit
1152 x 864
8-, 16-, 32bit
1920 x 1200
8-, 16-, 32bit
1280 x 960
8-, 16-, 32bit
1920 x 1440
8-, 16-, 32bit
1280 x 1024
8-, 16-, 32bit
2048 x 1536
8-, 16-, 32bit
You can change the graphics setting using the Personalization help program in the
Control Panel. The graphics driver will ensure that it will not be possible to set any
resolution unsuitable for the graphics system at the same time. Recommended
vertical scanning rates for tubed devices (CRT) are 75 -85 Hz and 60-75 Hz for LCD
monitors. Read the Operating Instructions of your monitor as well.
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Colors
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Resolution
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Diagram reference: J, K
Sound Card
Diagram reference: G, Q, T
Your PC has an integrated audio sound chip which guarantees optimal support for
all popular programs and games.
Note
The speaker outputs G and Q are designed for active speaker systems. Passive speakers cannot be used or if they are the quality will
be significantly reduced.
By using the external connections you have the possibility to connect your PC with a
7.1 surround system.
If you wish to alter the base volume,
click on the speaker symbol in the task
bar.
Click on Mixer, in order to open the
volume control.
Note
Connect your headphone only to the headphone port in the front of
the PC (position T).
Caution!
The use of headphones with a high volume can lead to hearing damage and/or loss. Set the volume to the lowest level before producing
any sound. Then you can increase the volume to the level that is most
comfortable for you.
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Connection of digital devices, such as speakers, digital video and camcorder,
DVD, TV, etc.
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Multimedia applications and video processing.
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Input and output devices such as printers, scanners, etc.
Technical Specifications
Depending on the application, the maximum data transfer is about 100, 200
or 400 Mbit/s, corresponding to a data throughput of up to 50 MB per second.
•
The device can be plugged in or unplugged during operation (hot plugging).
•
The standardized cord includes 6 lines. Two lines are live (8V up to 40V, 1.5
A max.) and can be used as an external power supply. Four signal lines
transfer data or control information. Some devices do not require a power
supply via the cord so that four line cords are used.
•
The voltage output of the 6 line IEEE 1394 port is protected by a fuse (limited
power source according to EN60950).
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Application Options for IEEE1394
Operation
Diagram reference: O
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The IEEE 1394 connector, also known as iLink or Fire Wire, is a serial bus standard used for rapid digital data exchange.
Help
IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire)
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USB Port
Diagram reference: L
Note
Devices connected directly to the USB port should not draw more
than 500 mA.
The voltage output is protected by a fuse (Limited Power Source according to EN 60950).
Should the devices need additional power, a hub (distributor/booster)
will be required.
On the USB it is possible to connect up to 127 devices which correspond to the USB
standard (1.1 and 2.0 supported).
The data transfer speed is 1.5 Mbit/s or 12 Mbit/s, depending on the device connected. USB 2.0 can reach up to 480 Mbit/s.
Note
If possible, connect your USB devices always to the same port were it
has been installed. Otherwise you will get a new ID and your operating system asks for a new installation of the driver.
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What is a Network?
A network means connecting your PC to another or several other PCs. Users can
transfer information and data between PCs and share resources such as printers,
modems and hard disc drives.
Here are some practical examples:
exchange e-mail and manage appointments in an
office.
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share a printer in a network and save data on a central server.
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Share one modem or one ISDN card among PCs for Internet access.
•
Two or more PCs can be connected to play network games or share data.
Wireless LAN
Diagram reference: F
Your PC is equipped with WLAN. The components (mini-PC Module) will already be
integrated and activated in your PC if your PC is equipped with this functionality.
You will only have to screw on the aerial optionally supplied to the wireless LAN
aerial input. You can turn off the wireless LAN function with the help of the Windows® Device Manager.
This function allows you to create a wireless network link with a partner.
Safety Notes
Attention!
Do not use this feature in environments where highly sensitive devices are placed, such as in hospitals, etc. To avoid any interference,
disable this option in your device manager.
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Diagram reference: P
Your PC is provided with a Fast Ethernet-Network connector.
You will find further information about networking in the Help section within the Start
menu.
Operation
Network
Conditions
The partner used can be a wireless access point. An access point is a wireless
transmitter that communicates with your PC and controls access to the network
connection (for example, a home network or a broadband connection such as DSL).
Wireless access points are often found in offices, airports, universities or Internet
cafés. They offer access to enterprise services and networks or to the Internet.
Access authorizations are normally needed. A fee may be required to use a public
access point. To set up a wireless network to share Internet access, files, and printers at home, you will need an access point, a router, and a broadband (DSL or cable) modem. Some access points can also serve as a router and/or a broadband
modem. Check with your retailer to find the best solution for your needs.
A link to another PC with wireless LAN functionality can also be created without an
access point. This will allow you to share files, but you will need an access point
and a router to share an Internet connection. The wireless network link works according to standard IEEE 802.11g and is compatible to the standard IEEE 802.11b.
Other standards (802.11a etc.) are not supported.
If encrypted transmission is used, this must operate according to the same principle on all devices. Encryption is a method of protecting the network from unauthorized access.
The transmission speed (max. 54 Mbp/s) can vary according to distance and other
factors. If, for example, the other devices support the 802.11b standard the transmission speed can be max. 11 Mbp/s.
Search for “wireless networking” in Windows Help and Support for more information.
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Troubleshooting within the Network
Operation
The network environment is delayed in time. Check the release by
searching for the respective PC name.
Why does an error message appear when I click on the network environment?
The PC name must be unique on the network and may not be the
same as the task group.
It appears that the network boards are unable to communicate. What
might be the problem?
Maybe one of the used network boards works with a different
speed (for example, 10 instead 100 Mbit) and your network PC is
unable to recognize this. If necessary, set the network driver to the
compatible speed.
If two PCs should be linked you require a cross-link cable, otherwise use a patch cable.
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Why does the network environment not show the releases?
For further hints on troubleshooting refer to the Windows help under “Network errors”.
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The data transmission is incorrect or very slow. What might be the
problem?
Maybe you have the wrong cable (UTP / CAT3 or lower) or the
problem is the proximity of a power cord or another source of
interference.
Help
In addition, check the protocols and the configuration.
Parallel Interface
Diagram reference: N
You can connect a printer or a device such as a scanner to this 25-pin parallel interface.
The parallel interface supports Standard EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) and ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port).
Modem
Diagram reference: E
This chapter is intended for systems equipped with a modem or ISDN port.
The built-in modem is able to receive data according to the ITU standard for V.90
transmissions with up 56 Kbit/s.
Since the power output of modems is restricted due to the regulations of some telecommunication providers, the possible maximum download speed can be restricted.
The actual speed may be dependent on the online conditions and other factors.
Data sent from the user to the server are transmitted with 31.2 Kbit/s. Prerequisite
for this high speed reception is an analog telephone line compatible with the V.90
standard and a corresponding compatible Internet provider or company-owned host
PC.
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Windows Vista™ offers different options to understand its operation. We will mention only a few of those options here:
Windows Vista™ – Quick Start Guide
This Handbook will give you a brief overview of the operation of your operating system.
The following themes are dealt with in it:
•
Initial steps
•
Welcome Center
•
Innovations
• Help & Support
We recommend this reading for beginners and those switching from other Windows
operating systems.
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Getting to Know Windows Vista™
Operation
This section deals with software, differentiating between BIOS, application programs and operating systems.
Help
Software
An answer to almost every question can be found in this program.
This help function fully covers the Windows operating system.
It is helpful for both beginners and experiences users. You can print or bookmark
the information, which is categorized into topics.
Start like this:
1. Click on Start
2. Now select Help and Support
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Windows Vista™ – Help and Support
Windows Vista™ – Welcome Center
You will see the Welcome Center at the first display of the Windows Vista™ Desktop. This contains useful links that will make it easier for you to start using Windows.
It is the aim of this feature to enable both beginners and experienced users to make
additional settings for optimal use of Windows Vista™ after starting up the PC.
The Welcome Center has been subdivided into many small groups of subjects, so
that the user will have the possibility of adjusting content optimally to his or her preferece. Following are some of the links:
•
View computer details - find information about your PC
•
Transfer files and settings - use this to transfer data, files, and settings from
your old PC
•
Add new users - administer and open new user accounts for each PC user
•
Windows Anytime Upgrade - carries out upgrades to higher versions of Windows Vista in order to use the expand digital features
•
Connect to the Internet - configure your Internet access
•
What's new in Windows Vista - learn how the new Windows Vista operating
system differs from older versions
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Use of e-mail programs
•
And much more!
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Use the Welcome Center to understand your PC better and to use it optimally. It will
also serve as an additional source of information for recognizing and removing potential problems.
You can display the Welcome Center as follows, if you had closed it after start-up:
in the program list.
Windows Vista™ – User Account Control
The User account control contributes to the prevention of unauthorized changes to
the PC.
A window with the message that ‘If you started this action, continue.’ will appear
as soon as you carry out an unauthorized change.
Click Continue, in order to continue the procedure.
Click Cancel, in order to end the procedure.
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2. Select Welcome Center
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Installation of Software
Note
If your operating system is configured that the installation procedure
accepts only signed drivers (default) and software an information
screen will appear.
The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the factory.
Attention!
During the installation procedure, important files can be changed or
even cancelled. To avoid eventual problems in using older files after
installation, make sure to safeguard your hard disc. See page 47 for
further information regarding data backup.
How to Install your Software
Please follow the instruction of the software vendor. We will describe a typical installation. Once you insert a CD, the installation menu is started automatically.
Note
If the automatic start does not work, it is likely that the so-called Autorun function has been deactivated. Read the respective chapter in
Windows Help on how to activate this function.
An example for manual installation without the autorun function:
1. Click on Start
2. Click on All Programs.
3. Open the Accessories
program point.
4. Select the item
Run.
5. Now enter the letter of the CD-ROM drive followed by a colon and the program name setup:
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Software Uninstallation
Operation
6. Click on “OK”.
7. Follow the instruction given by the program.
In order to remove installed software from your PC, follow the next steps:
2. Click on
.
Control Panel.
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option.
3. Then select the Programs
4. Select the respective program, start the uninstallation and follow the instructions on screen.
Help
1. Click on Start
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Windows Activation
Microsoft® is committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and the reduction of software piracy. Therefore, Windows Vista™ contains software-based
product activation technology. Your copy of Windows Vista™ has already been
activated for your PC.
Product activation is needed if some components of your PC have been replaced or
you use a non-authorized BIOS. If necessary, you can activate Windows Vista™ as
often as requested.
You will probably need to activate Windows Vista™ by telephone even if Internet
activation is available. This is due to the pre-activated SLP version which runs with a
special Product ID. However, activation requires your unique Product ID which can
be found on the Certificate of Authenticity sticker on your PC housing. When you
call, please inform your agent that you are running an OEM-(SLP) version of the
software.
Product Activation on your PC
In few cases it may still be required to activate Windows Vista™. If an activation via
the internet is acknowledged with an error message you should perform the following steps.
1. Please select the telephone activation and click until the related screen appears.
2. Now click on Change Product Key. A new window appears. Now enter the
product key, located on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, found on
the back of the PC.
3. Acknowledge your entry and follow the instructions on screen. Notify your
®
Microsoft consultant, if necessary, that you have an OEM license.
BIOS Setup
In the BIOS set up (your PC’s Basic Configuration) you have a number of parameter
settings available for your PC. For example, you can change the operating mode of
the interfaces, security features or power management.
The PC is factory pre-set to guarantee optimum operation. Please
only modify the parameters if this is absolutely essential and if you
are familiar with the configuration possibilities.
Execution of the BIOS Setup
You can only execute the configuration program when starting the system. If the PC
has already been started exit Windows® and reboot. Prior to rebooting the PC, press
the key “DEL” and keep it pressed until the message “Entering Setup” appears.
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Data and System Security ................................................47
System Restore ..............................................................48
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions .................................52
Troubleshooting ..............................................................53
Driver Support ..................................................................55
Transport ..........................................................................56
Cleaning and Care ...........................................................56
Recycling and Disposal ....................................................57
Upgrades and Repairs ...................................................59
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Self Help
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Back up data regularly on external media such as a CDs or DVDs. Windows provides both a Backup Status and Configuration.
To use these tools, click the Start menu, then choose Accessories, then choose
System Tools. You should make a back-up disc with all your passwords and the
operating system original configuration.
Maintenance Programs
You can avoid some hardware and software errors with periodic use of two Win®
dows programs: Disc Defragmenter and Disc Cleanup. The System Information
tool can also be helpful. It tells you detailed information about your system configuration. To use these tools, click the Start menu, then choose Accessories, then
choose System Tools.
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Data Security
Operation
The programs described below are part of your Windows® operating system. You
will find additional information on these programs in the Windows Help file.
Please also read the notes on page 3.
Help
Data and System Security
To protect individual user accounts from complications resulting from lost passwords, you should create a password reset disc and keep it in a safe place. If you
should forget your password, the password can be reset using the password reset
disc so that you can regain access to your local user account.
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Windows Help describes how to create a password reset.
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Password Reset File
System Restore
Windows Vista™ provides a useful function (System Restore) enabling the storage
of the so-called Recovery points.
The system remembers the current configuration as a snapshot and returns to this,
if necessary. The advantage is that an unsuccessful installation can be cancelled.
Recovery points are created automatically by the system, but they can also be set
manually.
You can determine and configure yourself the maximum memory taken up by this.
You can find this program in the program file under Accessories Ö System Tools.
We recommend setting a recovery point before installing a new software or driver.
If the system no longer runs stable, it will allow you to return to a workable configuration without deleting newly created documents. In the next paragraph read your
options for a repair of an incorrect installation.
Correction
Windows Vista™ includes various functions ensuring that the PC as well as the
installed applications and devices work correctly.
These functions assist you in solving the problems which might occur by adding,
deleting or replacing files required for the functionality of the operating system, the
applications and devices. The recovery function or functions you use depend on the
®
type of occurring problem or error. For detailed information refer to the Windows
Help.
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Windows® Update is the online updating of Windows®. Use Windows® Update to
download elements such as security updates, important updates, the newest help
files, drivers and Internet products from the Internet.
The website is regularly augmented by new content, so that you can download the
newest updates and error corrections at any time, to protect the PC and guarantee
its functioning.
Windows® Update will search through the PC and provide a list of individual updates
especially for the configuration of your PC.
®
Each update that Microsoft regards as important for the operation of the operating
system, programs or hardware components will be classified as an “important update” and automatically selected for installation for you.
Important updates will be provided to remove known problems and to protect the PC
against known security risks.
Carry out four simple steps, to download the updates needed and to keep your PC
on the current status of technology:
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3. Open Windows Update
4. Click on Check for update
5. Click on Add to select the desired update and to add it to the updates to be
installed, while you are searching through the available updates in each
category. You can also read a complete description of each individual element by clicking on the Read Further link.
6. Click on Check and install updates when you have selected all the desired
updates, then click Install now.
Help
1. Click on Start
2. Click on All Programs
Windows® Update Information for Data Security
Windows® Update needs certain information about the respective PC, so that a
suitable list with updates can be provided to you. This information will include the
following:
•
version number of the operating system
•
version number of Internet Explorer
•
version numbers of additional software programs
• Plug & Play identification key of the hardware devices
Windows® Update will stand up for the protection of your private data and will not
record your name, address, email address or other forms of personal data. The
information collected will only be used during the time that you are visiting the website. It will also not be stored.
The update can only be executed via the Internet. Make sure that you are online
when downloading updates.
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Changes made to the original configuration (RAS, Desktop or Internet settings) and installed Software will be ignored by this Recovery and will not be
reloaded.
•
Driver Updates or hardware installed by you will be ignored by this Recovery.
Beware!
All data on drive C will be erased. If necessary, backup all required
data on drive D. (Pay careful attention to the notes on page 3 and
page 47).
This recovery will reset your system to its condition at delivery. Printer installations
or other additional software must be reinstalled.
Carrying out a Restore
1.
2.
3.
4.
First, please read the entire Restore section of the Windows® Help file.
Insert the Support CD and reboot the PC.
Select the option, Boot from CD-ROM.
Follow the on screen instructions.
The PC restarts to its original factory settings.
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Help
Limits of the Recovery
Appendix
If your system is not functioning properly and Windows Vista™ System Restore did
not solve the problem, then you should use the Application Support Disc to restore
your system.
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System Restore powered by Symantec
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
When do I have to activate Windows®?
Your software has been preactivated in the factory. An activation
will only be required if ...
... several components are replaced by others.
... a new motherboard is installed.
... a different BIOS version has been installed.
... software is installed into another PC.
What is the Windows® activation?
Your operating instructions include a chapter about this subject.
How do I perform a data backup?
Make a backup and another backup of selected data to an external
medium (CD-R, for example), to familiarize yourself with the technique.
A backup is unsuitable if you are not able to recover the data, the
medium (CD-R, CD-RW) is defective or no longer available.
Do I still have to install the enclosed CDs/DVDs?
No. All programs are preinstalled. The discs are only intended as
backup copies.
When is the recovery of the factory setting recommended?
This method should be chosen as the last resort. Read chapter
“System Restore” on page 48 concerning the alternative possibilities.
Why is the boot partition missing when booting from the support / application CD?
The first partition is formatted with the file system NTFS. Compared
to FAT32, this file system offers more security and a more efficient
access. However, NTFS partitions can only be read from operating
systems supporting this. This is not the case in the support / application CD.
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Check Cables and Connections
Visibly check all cables and connections. If all LEDs are off, check to see if any of
the power cords are disconnected from the AC outlet.
•
Check all power connections for all devices and all power switches. Don't
forget to check the main power switch on the back of your PC.
•
If you are still experiencing problems, shut down Windows Vista™ and turn
off the PC. Recheck all cable connections including the peripherals. Do not
exchange cables, even though they may look similar. The polarity may differ
among cables.
•
When it is confirmed that the PC and all devices have power and that all
connections are correct, restart your PC.
Frequent use of the programs Disc Defragmenter and Disc Cleanup will help you
avoid problems with your operating system.
The tool "System Information", available in the program folder "System Tools", is
also very useful.
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In most cases, errors are due to simple causes with easy solutions. In some cases,
however, it is due to faulty equipment. If you are experiencing a problem with this
PC, read this section to look for possible solutions to common problems. Should you
require further assistance, please feel free to contact MEDION Customer Care.
Help
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Customer Service
Common Problems and Solutions
The monitor is blank.
•
Confirm that the system is not in Stand-by mode by pressing any key on the
keyboard. Wait and see if the PC wakes up.
Wrong Date and Time:
• Double-click the clock on the taskbar and correct the date and time.
After a system restart a new drive letter is assigned to the cards in the card
slots.
•
This can happen, when the card reader re-initializes the slots during a system start. New IDs might be assigned, which can lead to new drive letters for
some cards.
No data can be accessed from the optical drive.
•
Check whether the disc is inserted correctly.
Is the optical drive displayed in Windows® Explorer? If so, insert another disc
to test.
The mouse does not work.
•
• Check the cable.
Not enough space on the hard disc drive.
•
Audio or video recordings need a great deal of memory (between 1 and 2
GB/hour). Safeguard files that you do not need on external media, such as
DVD/CD-Rs or hard drives.
The PC does not start up.
•
If all cable connections are correct, then try to reset the power supply of the
PC. Set the power switch at the rear of the PC to position “O” (OFF). Then
press the switch at the front of the PC for 10 seconds. Wait 5 more seconds
and then restart the PC.
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How is your PC configured?
•
What additional peripherals do you use?
•
What messages, if any, appear on your screen?
•
What software were you using when the error occurred?
•
What steps have you already taken to solve the problem?
•
Have you upgraded or removed drivers or hardware?
•
Can you manually repeat the problem?
•
If you have been given a customer number previously, please provide this.
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If the suggestions in the above section have not solved your problem, please contact the MEDION Customer Care and we will attempt to help you solve the problem.
Before you contact the support center, however, please have the following information available:
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Appendix
This PC has been extensively tested in our laboratories with a large number of compatible devices. It fulfils all required standards and complies with the standard “Designed for Windows®”, which certifies compatibility.
However, often the software drivers for individual components are updated from
time to time. This is a regular process provided by the manufacture to mend possible compatibility problems that may occur with components (for example, programs
or hardware) that were not tested at the time of your PC’s production. Driver updates and the latest information on your product are available on the Internet.
Visit Medion on the Web at www.medionusa.com
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Driver Support
Transporting the PC
Please observe the following guidelines when transporting the PC:
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To avoid damage during transport, repack the PC in its original packaging.
•
Wait until the PC has reached ambient (room) temperature before connecting
it to the AC outlet. Extreme variations in temperature and humidity can create
condensation within the PC and might cause it to short-circuit.
Cleaning and Care
The lifetime of the PC can be extended by taking the following measures:
Warning!
There are no user-serviceable or user-cleanable parts inside the PC
case.
•
Before cleaning, always turn off the PC and remove the power plug and all
connecting cables. Clean the PC with a damp, lint-free cloth.
•
Dust can close the fan openings, which can lead to overheating and incorrect
functions. Make sure that the fan openings guarantee an adequate air circulation at regular intervals (approx. every 3 months). Use a vacuum cleaner to
release the fan openings from dust. We also recommend cleaning inside the
PC housing by a specialist, if your device regularly attracts dust.
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Do not use any solvents, corrosive or gaseous cleaning agents.
•
Do not use CD-ROM cleaning discs or similar products that clean the lens of
the laser to clean any of your optical drive.
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Batteries
Batteries should not be disposed of in household trash! Return used batteries to the
manufacturer, dealer, or local recycling center for proper disposal.
If you have any questions concerning proper disposal of the PC, batteries, or packaging, please contact your dealer.
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At the end of its life, the PC can be recycled or its materials reused - assuming the
PC has not been abused. The PC and its packaging were produced mostly from
environmentally-friendly materials that can be safely disposed of and professionally
recycled.
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Recycling and Disposal
Caution!
Lithium batteries can not handle intense pressure, high temperatures
or fire. Danger of explosion if replaced incorrectly. Replace batteries
with a compatible type as recommended by the manufacturer.
Lithium batteries are hazardous waste and require proper disposal.
Contact MEDION Customer Care for additional information on proper
battery disposal.
Batteries may contain combustible materials. By misuse, this may cause battery
leakage, heat, explosion or ignition, bringing about personal injury or damage to
the PC.
Please strictly observe the following matters:
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Keep children away from batteries.
If by any chance the batteries are swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
•
Do not charge batteries (except rechargeable batteries).
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Do not forcibly discharge batteries.
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Do not short-circuit batteries.
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Do not heat or dispose of batteries in a fire.
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Do not disassemble or deform batteries.
Your hands and fingers may be injured, or the liquid of the battery may get
into your eyes or adhere to your skin. If this happens, rinse with a large quantity of water immediately and consult a doctor.
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•
Do not expose batteries to strong impact by dropping or throwing.
•
Do not reverse the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals to avoid shortcircuit.
•
Do not mix used and new or different types of batteries together.
Your equipment may not operate properly. In addition, the battery exhausted
first may be excessively drained (over-discharged).
•
Remove promptly the used batteries from the device.
•
Replace all batteries with new batteries of the same type at the same time.
•
Insulate the terminal parts with tape or similar at the storage or disposal of
the batteries.
•
Check that the contacts in the device and on the batteries are clean and
clean them if necessary, before inserting the batteries.
•
Batteries should not be disposed of in household trash! Return used batteries
to the manufacturer, dealer, or local recycling center for proper disposal.
Thank you!
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Upgrades and Repairs
Only a qualified engineer should perform upgrades and repairs to your PC.
Notes on Laser Radiation:
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Laser devices of Laser Class 1 to Laser Class 3b may be used in the PC.
Where the PC housing remains closed, the device meets the requirements of
Laser Class 1.
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The CD-ROM-/CDRW-/DVD-drives installed contain no user-serviceable
parts.
•
Only the manufacturer should perform repairs to the CD-ROM-/CDRW-/DVDdrives.
•
Do not look into the laser beam, even while wearing optical protection.
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Do not allow yourself to be exposed to the laser beam. Avoid exposure of the
eyes or skin to direct or stray radiation.
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By opening the PC housing you will gain access to laser devices of up to Laser Class 3b.
When removing and/or opening laser devices, the following guidelines must be
observed:
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Standards .........................................................................63
Index ..................................................................................65
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Standards
EN 55024
Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement.
EN 61000-3-2
Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current up to and including 16 A per phase).
EN 61000-3-3
Limits - Limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker in
low-voltage supply systems for equipment with a rated
current up to 16 A.
Electrical Safety
Electrical safety requirements according to the following standards:
Safety of information technology equipment.
Ergonomics
Ergonomic requirements according to the following standards:
DIN EN ISO
Ergonomic requirements for office work with display
devices:
9241-3
Part 3: Requirements for visual displays
9241-4
Part 4: Requirements for keyboards
9241-8
Part 8: Requirements for color representation
9241-9
Part 9: Input devices except keyboards
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EN 60950-1
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This PC meets the following requirements for standards of electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety:
EN 55022
Information technology equipment - Radio disturbance
characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement.
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This PC meets the requirements of the following standards:
Noise Emission
Requirements for noise emission according to the measurement procedure in accordance with the following standard:
ISO 7779
Acoustics. Measurement of airborne noise emitted by
(ISO 9296)
information technology and telecommunications
equipment.
This PC fulfils the requirements of noise emissions according to ISO 7779 with following values:
Operating Mode
Max. Sound power level LWAd (B/A)
(declared according to ISO 9296)
Idling
4.8
Operating
5.2
Max. Sound pressure level LpAm (dB/A)
(declared according to ISO 9296)
At bystander position Idling
40
St bystander position Operating
47
FCC Compliance Statement
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 and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Shielded interface
cables, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
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PLEASE READ THIS LIMITED WARRANTY CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND
YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.
MEDION warrants that the MD 8825 Multimedia PC item #2147 accompanied by
this limited warranty is free from manufacturing defects in material or workmanship
for a period of 24 months from the date of original purchase. This warranty only
applies to the original purchaser of the product. The limited warranty period also
applies to any implied warranties that may exist under applicable law. Some States
do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This limited warranty does not apply to products that have been opened, repaired
(except by MEDION or its authorized Service representatives), or otherwise altered.
This limited warranty does also not apply to defects resulting from misuse, abuse,
accident, neglect, improper maintenance or handling.
If you believe the product is defective please return it to MEDION in the manner
described below within the limited warranty period. If MEDION determines a defect
covered by this limited warranty, MEDION will, at its Option, repair or replace the
product. This limited warranty extends to repaired products and replacement products only through the end of the original limited warranty period.
In no event shall MEDION or any of its distributors or resellers be liable for incidental, indirect or consequential damages relating to the product (including any repaired
product or replacement product) or its use. Some States do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and
exclusion may not apply to you.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights
which vary from State to State.
To make a claim under this limited warranty you must first contact MEDION Customer Care using one of the options below to obtain a return merchandise authorization (RMA) number. Once you have received the RMA, please return the product as
instructed by the RMA. This warranty does not apply to any products returned to
MEDION without a RMA.
To obtain a RMA please contact MEDION Toll Free Customer Care at:
www.medionusa.com
or
1-866-633-4660
Appendix
MEDION Limited Warranty
Index
A
F
All programs .................................. 18
Ambient temperature....................... 8
Audience .......................................... i
Autorun.......................................... 42
Factory Settings
Recovery ................................... 51
FAQ ............................................... 52
FCC compliance statement ........... 64
Frequently Asked Questions ......... 52
Front connectors ........................... 12
C
Cabling .......................................... 10
Card reader ................................... 30
Care .............................................. 56
CD-ROM ....................................... 27
CD-Rom-/DVD-Drive as bootdrive. 28
CF ................................................. 30
Cleaning ........................................ 56
Cleaning agents ............................ 56
Compact Flash .............................. 30
Connecting .................................... 10
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) devices ... 14
Microphone................................ 13
Modem/ISDN............................. 15
Monitor ...................................... 11
Parallel devices ......................... 13
Power supply............................. 16
PS/2 devices ............................. 12
Sound source /audio input......... 13
Speakers/audio output .............. 12
USB devices.............................. 14
Control panel ................................. 19
Customer service .......................... 53
G
Graphics card ................................ 31
H
Hard drive...................................... 25
HD ............................. See Hard drive
help ............................................... 39
Hotline ........................................... 55
I
IBM® Microdrive............................. 30
Icons.............................................. 19
IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) ................... 33
K
Kartenleser .................................... 30
Keyboard ....................................... 24
Keys .......................................... 24
L
Laser radiation............................... 59
License Agreement ....................... 18
D
Data and system security .............. 47
Data security ................................. 47
Directories ..................................... 25
Disc drive ...................................... 27
Driver support................................ 55
M
Maintenance.................................. 56
Maintenance programs.................. 47
Memory Stick................................. 30
MMC.............................................. 30
Modem / ISDN............................... 38
Mouse............................................ 23
MultiMediaCard ............................. 30
E
Electrical safety ............................. 63
Electromagnetic compatibility ........ 63
Ergonomics ..................................... 9
N
Network ......................................... 35
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T
Parallel interface............................ 38
Password reset file ........................ 47
Power
Turning off your PC ................... 18
Program bar .................................. 18
Task bar ........................................ 19
Transporting .................................. 56
Troubleshooting....................... 48, 53
Turn off PC .................................... 18
Q
U
Quality ..............................................ii
USB port........................................ 34
USB/IEEE 1394............................. 14
R
W
Recovery
Factory Settings ........................ 51
Restore.......................................... 51
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Keyboard ................................... 24
Mouse ....................................... 23
Operational safety
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Optical disc drive ........................... 27
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Secure Digital ................................ 30
Serial number ................................... i
Set-up location ................................ 8
SmartMedia ................................... 30
Software uninstallation .................. 43
Sound card .................................... 32
Standards
Electrical safety ......................... 63
Electromagnetic compatibility .... 63
FCC compliance statement ....... 64
Noise emission .......................... 64
Start button.................................... 18
Surround sound............................. 13
LAN Access Point...................... 36
Troubleshooting......................... 37
What is a network?.................... 35
Noise emission .............................. 64
Windows activation........................ 44
Windows® Desktop ....................... 18
Windows® Update ......................... 49
Wireless LAN................................. 35
Appendix
S
SD ................................................. 30
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