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reproduced, or translated, without prior written consent
of Fujitsu PC Corporation. No part of this publication
may be stored or transmitted in any electronic form
without the written consent of Fujitsu PC Corporation.
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Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks,
and LifeBook is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited.
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IBM Corporation: IBM, IBM PC AT, IBM PS/2.
The following are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation: MS, MS-DOS, Windows,
Windows NT.
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer
Memory Card International Association.
Phoenix and the Phoenix logo are registered trademarks
of Phoenix Technologies, Ltd.
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks and
MMX Technology is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to FCC Part 15
PC-Doctor is a trademark of Watergate Software, Inc.
SoftPEG is a registered trademark of
CompuCore Multimedia Inc.
Responsible Party Name: Fujitsu PC Corporation
Address: 598 Gibraltar Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
LapLink is a registered trademark of
Traveling Software Inc.
AudioRack is a registered trademark of
ESS Technology, Inc.
Telephone: (408) 935-8800
Declares that product: Model: LifeBook L470
Complies with Part 15
of the FCC Rules.
McAfee VirusScan is a registered trademark of NAI.
All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property
of their respective owners.
For general information, please call:
1-888-4-ON-THE-GO
For Technical Support, please call:
1-800-8-FUJITSU
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operations is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device must not be allowed to cause harmful
interference, (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
David Woo
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Fujitsu
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3/1/99
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Shielded interconnect cables must be employed with
this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent
RF emission limits governing this device.
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CAUTION
Changes or modification not expressly approved
by Fujitsu PC Corporation could void this user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
FCC NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
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 that is on
a different circuit than the receiver.
Notice to Users of the US Telephone Network
The LifeBookTM L Series notebook computers are
supplied with an internal modem which complies with
Part 68 of the FCC rules. On this notebook is a label
that contains the FCC Registration Number and the
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment
among other information. If requested, the user
must provide their telephone company with the
following information:
1. The telephone number to which the notebook
is connected.
2. The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for
this equipment.
3. That the equipment requires a standard modular jack
type USOC RJ-11C which is FCC Part 68 compliant.
4. The FCC Registration Number.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a standard
modular jack type USOC RJ-11C which is FCC Part 68
compliant and a line cord between the modem and the
telephone network with a minimum of 26AWG.
The REN is used to determine the number of devices
that you may connect to your telephone line and still
have all of those devices ring when your number is
called. Too many devices on one line may result in failure to ring in response to an incoming call. In most,
but not all, areas the sum of the RENs of all of the
devices should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of
the number of devices you may connect to your line,
as determined by the RENs, contact your local
telephone company.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network,
your telephone company may discontinue your service
temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance.
If advance notice is not practical they will notify you as
soon as possible. You will also be advised of your right
to file a complaint with the FCC.
This fax modem also complies with fax branding
requirements per FCC Part 68.
Your telephone company will probably ask you to disconnect this equipment from the telephone network
until the problem is corrected and you are sure that the
equipment is not malfunctioning.
This equipment may not be used on coin service
telephones provided by your telephone company.
Connection to party lines is subject to state tariffs.
Contact your state’s public utility commission, public
service commission or corporation commission for
more information.
This equipment includes automatic dialing capability.
When programming and/or making test calls to
emergency numbers:
Remain on the line and briefly explain to the
dispatcher the reason for the call.
■ Perform such activities in off-peak hours, such
as early morning or late evening.
FCC rules prohibit the use of non-hearing aid compatible telephones in the following locations or applications:
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All public or semipublic coin-operated or credit
card telephones.
Elevators, highways, tunnels (automobile, subway,
railroad or pedestrian) where a person with
impaired hearing might be isolated in an emergency.
Places where telephones are specifically installed to
alert emergency authorities such as fire, police or
medical assistance personnel.
Hospital rooms, residential health care facilities,
convalescent homes and prisons.
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Workstations for the hearing impaired.
Hotel, motel or apartment lobbies.
Stores where telephones are used by patrons to
order merchandise.
Public transportation terminals where telephones
are used to call taxis or to reserve lodging or
rental cars.
In hotel and motel rooms as at least ten percent of
the rooms must contain hearing aid compatible telephones or jacks for plug in hearing aid compatible
telephones which will be provided to hearing
impaired customers on request.
DOC (INDUSTRY CANADA) NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements
of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes
les exigence du Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur
du Canada.
Notice to Users of the
Canadian Telephone Network
The Canadian Industry Canada label identifies certified
equipment. This certification means that the equipment
meets certain telecommunications network protective,
operational and safety requirements. The Department
does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the
user’s satisfaction.
The LifeBook L Series notebook computers are supplied
with an internal modem which complies with the
Industry Canada certification standards for telecommunication network protection and safety requirements.
Before connecting this equipment to a telephone line the
user should ensure that it is permissible to connect this
equipment to the local telecommunication facilities. The
user should be aware that compliance with the certification standards does not prevent service degradation in
some situations.
Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be
made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility.
Any repairs or alterations not expressly approved by
Fujitsu PC Corporation or any equipment failures may
give the telecommunication company cause to request
the user to disconnect the equipment from the
telephone line.
The connecting arrangement code for this equipment
is CA11A.
The Load Number is 2.5.
The Load Number assigned to each telephone terminal
device denotes the percentage of the total load to be
connected to a telephone loop or circuit which is used
by the device to prevent overloading. The termination
on a loop may consist of any combination of devices
such that the total of the load numbers of all devices
does not exceed 100.
CAUTION
For safety, users should ensure that the electrical
ground of the power utility, the telephone lines
and the metallic water pipes are connected
together. Users should NOT attempt to make
such connections themselves but should contact
the appropriate electric inspection authority or
electrician. This may be particularly important
in rural areas.
Avis Aux Utilisateurs Du Réseau
Téléphonique Canadien
L’étiquette canadienne Industrie Canada identifie
l’équipement certifié. Cette certification signifie
que l’équipement satisfait certaines normes de
protection, d’exploitation et de sécurité des réseaux
de télécommunications. Le département ne garantit
pas le fonctionnement de l’équipement à la
satisfaction de l’utilisateur.
La série LifeBookTM L possèdent un modem
interne conforme aux normes de certification
d’Industrie Canada pour protéger les réseaux de
télécommunications et satisfaire aux normes de
sécurité. Avant de connecter cet équipement à une
ligne téléphonique, l’utilisateur doit vérifier s’il est
permis de connecter cet équipement aux installations
de télécommunications locales. L’utilisateur est averti
que même la conformité aux normes de certification
ne peut dans certains cas empêcher la dégradation
du service.
Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications
doivent être effectuées par un service de maintenance
agréé au Canada. Toute réparation ou modification, qui
n’est pas expressément approuvée par Fujitsu PC Corp.,
ou toute défaillance de l’équipement peut entraîner
la compagnie de télécommunications à exiger que
l’utilisateur déconnecte l’équipement de la
ligne téléphonique.
Le code d’arrangement de connexion de cet équipement
est CA11A.
Le numéro de charge est 2.5.
Le numéro de charge assigné à chaque terminal
téléphonique indique le pourcentage de la charge
totale pouvant être connecté à une boucle ou à un
circuit téléphonique, utilisé par ce périphérique afin
de prévenir toute surcharge. La terminaison d’une
boucle peut être constituée de n’importe quelle
combinaison de péri-phériques de sorte que le total
de numéros de charge de tous les périphériques
n’excède pas 100.
AVERTISSEMENT
Pour assurer la sécurité, les utilisateurs
doivent vérifier que la prise de terre du service
d’électricité, les lignes téléphoniques et les
conduites d’eau métalliques sont connectées
ensemble. Les utilisateurs NE doivent PAS
tenter d’établir ces connexions eux-mêmes,
mais doivent contacter les services d’inspection
d’installations électriques appropriés ou un
électricien. Ceci peut être particulièrement
important en régions rurales.
UL NOTICE (FOR AUTHORIZED REPAIR TECHNICIANS ONLY)
CAUTION: For continued protection against risk of fire, replace only
with the same type and rating fuse.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if CMOS battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instruction.
WARNING: CMOS and NiCAD batteries may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
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Table of Contents
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PREFACE
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SECTION ONE
SETTING UP YOUR LIFEBOOK
L SERIES FROM FUJITSU
Unpacking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview of LifeBook L Series Features .
Component Identification . . . . . . . .
Top and Front Components . . . . . . .
Left-side Panel Components . . . . . . .
Right-side Panel Components . . . . . .
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . .
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Detachable Bay . . . . . . . . .
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STARTING YOUR LIFEBOOK L SERIES
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Starting Your Notebook
for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . .
Registering Your LifeBook . . . . . . .
Learning About Your Operating System
and Application Software. . . . . . .
Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restarting Your Notebook. . . . . . . .
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SECTION THREE
USING YOUR LIFEBOOK L SERIES
FROM FUJITSU
Status Indicator Panel . . .
Integrated Pointing Device
Using the Keyboard . . . .
Volume Control . . . . . .
Batteries . . . . . . . . . .
Floppy Disk Drive . . . . .
SuperDisk Drive . . . . . .
CD-ROM Drive . . . . . .
DVD Drive . . . . . . . . .
Internal Modem . . . . . .
Infrared Port . . . . . . . .
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Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Data Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
SECTION FOUR
CONFIGURING YOUR LIFEBOOK
L SERIES FROM FUJITSU
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Identifying the Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
BIOS Setup Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Navigating Through the Setup Utility . . . . 61
Main Menu – Setting Standard
System Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Advanced Menu – Setting Device
Feature Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Security Menu – Setting the
Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Power Menu – Setting Power
Management Feature Controls. . . . . . . 98
Boot Menu – Selecting the
Operating System Source . . . . . . . . . 105
Info Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
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Exit Menu – Leaving the Setup Utility . . . 111
Setting Up Your Save-To-Disk
File Allocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
SECTION FIVE
USER INSTALLABLE FEATURES
Optional Detachable Bay
(Mobile Bay Unit) . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Detachable Bay Devices . . .
Optional Second Lithium ion Battery.
External Installation of a
Floppy Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . .
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Port Devices . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Port Devices . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stereo Line In Device . . . . . . . . .
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Headphones . . . . . . . . .
Telephone Lines . . . . . . .
Mouse, Keyboard or Keypad.
External Monitor . . . . . . .
Theft Prevention Lock . . . .
Memory Upgrade Module . .
Internal Battery. . . . . . . .
Optional Mobile LAN Dock .
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Caring for Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . 166
Increasing Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Caring for Your Batteries . . . . . . . . . . 167
APPENDICES
APPENDIX A
SECTION SIX
TROUBLESHOOTING
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . .
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . .
Emergency CD-ROM/DVD Tray Release .
Modem Setup and Commands . . . . . .
Recovering Your Windows 98 System . . .
Recovering Your
Windows NT 4.0 System . . . . . . . .
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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LifeBook L Series Specifications .
Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Popular Accessories . . . . . . .
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APPENDIX B
Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
INDEX
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
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P r e f a c e
LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu
P r e f a c e
PREFACE
CONVENTIONS USED IN THE GUIDE
Incredibly sleek and stylish, the Fujitsu
LifeBook L Series pushes the limits of innovation with its thin, light design, flexibility and
proven reliability.
Screen examples in this manual are intended as
examples only, and screen and file names may
differ in actual use.
It is hard to believe a notebook this slim and
light can pack so much power. From a fast Intel
Pentium II processor to a large, bright 13.3"
XGA TFT display, full DMI-compliance and
fast internal modem, all the latest technology
is included.
The L Series also offers your choice of Windows
98 and Windows NT 4.0 operating systems
pre-installed.
This manual explains how to operate your
LifeBook L Series’ hardware and built-in system
software. The LifeBook L Series is compatible
with the IBM PC AT.
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Messages displayed by the LifeBook L Series
appear in Courier type.
Example: Shutdown the computer?
Keyboard keys are shown in boldface
Helvetica type.
Example: Fn, F1, Esc, and Ctrl.
Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text.
Example: (See page xx.)
POINT
The point icon highlights information
that will enhance your understanding
of the subject material.
CAUTION
The caution icon highlights information
that is important to your safety, to the
safe operation of your computer, or to
the integrity of your files. Please read all
caution information carefully.
LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu
LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu
Figure P-1 LifeBook L Series with Samples of Fujitsu and Third Party Options and Accessories
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S e c t i o n
Setting Up Your LifeBook L Series
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Overview of LifeBook L Series Features . . . . 3
Component Identification . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . 5
Left-side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . 6
Right-side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . 6
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Optional Detachable Bay . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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S e c t i o n
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SECTION ONE
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User’s Guide.
SETTING UP YOUR LIFEBOOK
L SERIES FROM FUJITSU
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Microsoft Windows Manual and Certificate
of Authenticity.
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Registration card and customer
information pack.
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Intel LANdesk Client Manager 3.2 CD-ROM
coupon (located in the accessories box).
This section describes how to set up your
LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu. We strongly
recommend that you read it before using your
notebook – even if you are already familiar
with notebook computers.
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UNPACKING YOUR NOTEBOOK
When you receive your notebook, unpack it
carefully, and compare the parts you have
received with the items listed below.
Recovery CD-ROM (located in the
accessories box).
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Fujitsu Accessories Catalog.
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External Floppy Disk Drive. (Figure 1-3)
The LifeBook L470 comes with:
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LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu. (Figure 1-1.)
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AC adapter with AC power cord (located
in the accessories box). (Figure 1-2)
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Lithium ion Battery (installed in
your notebook).
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RJ-11 cable (located in the accessories box).
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Getting Started Guide.
Figure 1-2 AC Adapter Unit
You may also have options other than those
listed if you ordered them with your LifeBook
L Series. Once you have checked and confirmed
that your notebook system is complete, read
through the following sections to learn about
all of the components and features.
Figure 1-1 LifeBook L Series Notebook (L470)
Figure 1-3 External Floppy Disk Drive
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LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu
S e t t i n g U p Yo u r L i f e B o o k L S e r i e s
The LifeBook L Series is a compact, yet
powerful notebook computer available with
standard features including: (See Appendix A,
page 170, for detailed information.)
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366 MHz Intel Pentium II processor.
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64MB SDRAM standard, expandable
to 192MB.
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13.3" active-matrix (TFT) color display
with 1024 x 768 resolution (XGA).
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2MB EDO video RAM on video chip.
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Built-in 4.3 GB SMART hard drive.
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Internal Lithium ion battery.
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Hot swap PS/2 connection for an external
keyboard or an external mouse.
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Built-in 56K v.90 modem.
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DMI 2.0 compliant.
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Integrated Touchpad pointing device for easy
cursor control.
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Hot Docking connection for an optional
Detachable Bay or optional Mobile LAN Dock.
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External 3.5" floppy disk drive.
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Full audio and video features:
■ 16-bit SoundBlaster Pro-compatible
sound chip.
■ 3D-Stereo for multiple speaker effects.
■ Zoomed Video support for full motion
video acceleration (with Windows 98 only).
■ Two built-in stereo speakers.
■ Built-in mono microphone.
■ Stereo Line In jack.
■ Stereo Headphone jack.
■ Microphone jack.
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One Type II PC Card slot.
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Fast IrDA (4Mbps) compatible infrared
port for wireless data transfer (with
Windows 98 only).
CAUTION
Your internal modem is designed to allow
faster downloads from v.90 compliant
digital sources. Maximum achievable
download transmission rates may not
reach 56 Kbps and will vary.
CAUTION
The internal modems on all Fujitsu
notebooks from Fujitsu PC Corporation
are not qualified for use with telephone
systems outside the United States
and Canada and may not operate
in other countries.
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OVERVIEW OF LIFEBOOK
L SERIES FEATURES
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Zoomed Video cards, USB ports and
infrared ports are not supported by
Windows NT 4.0.
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External monitor support with simultaneous
display capability.
"No learning", full-size keyboard with three
dedicated Windows keys.
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One USB device port (supported on
Windows 98 only).
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Standard pre-installed software:
■ Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0
operating system.
■ Phoenix Card Executive for PCMCIA card
support (with Windows NT 4.0 only).
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NoteDock for hot-docking/undocking
support and hot-swapping in the
optional detachable bay
(with Windows NT 4.0 only).
LapLink from Traveling Software for
file transfers via modem, cable or
infrared port (with Windows 98 only).
PC-Doctor for system diagnostics.
McAfee VirusScan for virus protection.
ESS AudioRack for 3D-Stereo, audio CD,
and other audio controls
(with Windows 98 only).
PowerPanel by Phoenix Technologies
(Windows NT 4.0) for system power
management.
PMSet 98 for system power management
(Windows 98 only).
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader.
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Standard user-install software.
■ Netscape Communicator 4.0.
■ America Online 3.0 Free Trial (with
Windows 98 only).
■ AT&T Worldnet Service (with Windows
98 only).
■ Coupon for a free Intel Landesk® Client
Manager CD.
POINT
McAfee VirusScan, PC-Doctor and
Netscape Communicator are available
on: Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0
operating systems.
LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu
S e t t i n g U p Yo u r L i f e B o o k L S e r i e s
COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
For detailed specifications refer to Appendix A
on page 170.
Display
Microphone
TOP AND FRONT COMPONENTS
Display Panel
This is a color LCD panel with back lighting for
the display of text and graphics. (Figure 1-4.)
Status Indicator Panel
Keyboard
Touchpad Pointing
Device
Brightness
Control
Speaker
Closed Cover
Switch
Suspend/Resume Button
Display
Panel Latch
One
Speaker
Brightness Control
The brightness control adjusts the overall
intensity of the display panel back lighting.
(Figure 1-4.)
Built-in Microphone
The built-in microphone allows mono audio
input to your notebook. (Figure 1-4.)
Status Indicator Panel
LCD display of the status of the power state
and source, Suspend mode, AC connected/
disconnected, battery charge for both batteries,
floppy disk drive activity, hard drive activity,
CD-ROM drive activity, PC Card activity,
CapsLock, NumLk and Scr Lk. (Figure 1-4.)
Figure 1-4 LifeBook L Series with Display Open
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Suspend/Resume Button
The Suspend/Resume button allows you to suspend notebook activity without turning off the
notebook power, and to return it to an active
state. This feature saves power, and is particularly useful when the notebook is running only
on battery power. (See pages 45-46 and 100-102
for more information.)
CAUTION
Be sure you know what settings are
active for your Suspend/Resume button
before you use it as misuse can result in
data loss. (See the Power Menu of the
BIOS setup utility, pages 100-102, for
more information.)
saving power. It can also be set as a Suspend/
Resume switch in the BIOS Setup utility.
(see pages 103-104.) (Figure 1-4.)
Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows
keys for easy operation. (Figure 1-4.)
Touchpad Pointing Device
The touchpad pointing device is a finger
contact cursor control system with two
click buttons. (Figure 1-4.)
Display Panel Latch
This latch locks and releases the display panel.
(Figure 1-4.) When the display panel is released
it pops up slightly to make it easier to open.
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Power Switch
This switch is the main power switch for your
notebook. (Figure 1-5.)
Volume Stereo Line
Control In Jack
PC Card Slot
Headphone Microphone
Jack
Jack
RJ-11
Theft Prevention
Lock Slot
Figure 1-6 LifeBook L Series Right-side Panel
RIGHT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Theft Prevention Lock Slot
This is a slot that allows you to attach a physical
lock down device. (Figure 1-6.)
Stereo Speakers
The built-in speakers output sound from the
notebook. (Figure 1-4.)
Closed Cover Switch
The closed cover switch turns off the LCD back
lighting when the display panel is closed, thus
LEFT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Power Switch
Figure 1-5 LifeBook L Series Left-side Panel
RJ-11 Jack
This is the jack for attaching a telephone line to
the internal modem. (Figure 1-6.)
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Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an
external mono microphone. (Figure 1-6.)
CAUTION
The internal modem is not intended for
use with Digital PBX systems. Do not
connect the internal modem to a digital
PBX as it may cause serious damage to
the internal modem or your entire notebook. Consult your PBX manufacturer’s
documentation for details. Some hotels
have Digital PBX systems. Be sure to find
out BEFORE you connect your modem.
Stereo Line In Jack
The stereo line in jack allows you to connect an
external audio source to your notebook, like an
audio cassette player. This jack will not support
an external microphone. (Figure 1-6.)
Headphone Jack
You can connect headphones or powered external speakers to the headphone jack. (Figure 1-6.)
Volume Control
The volume control is a knob which provides
manual control of the sound level of all audio
output from your notebook. (Figure 1-6.)
CAUTION
There are software volume controls. The
knob setting and the software settings will
interact. Software volume off will override
the knob setting and the software volume
setting will control the maximum knob
setting. (See Volume Control on pages
34-35 for more information.)
REAR PANEL COMPONENTS
Infrared Port
The fast IrDA (4Mbps) compatible port allows
you to communicate with another IrDA compatible infrared device without a cable. (See
page 44 for more information.) (Figure 1-7.)
Optional Detachable Bay
Locking Indentation
A pair of slots that mate with the Docking
latches on the Detachable Bay. (Figure 1-7.)
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PC Card Slot
The PC Card Slot allows you to install one
type II PC Card. (See pages 128-130 for more
information on PC Cards.) The sliding button
to the right of the card slot locks the card in
place, and the push button to the left of the
slot ejects the card from the slot. (Figure 1-6.)
USB Port
One port for direct connection to the Universal
Serial Bus. This port allows you to connect
devices such as external game pads, pointing
devices, keyboards, printers, etc. that support
the USB interface. (Figure 1-7.)
PS/2 Port
This port allows you to connect an external
PS/2 mouse or keyboard. (Figure 1-7.)
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Optional Detachable
Bay locking indentation
USB Port
External
Floppy
Port
Infrared
Port
Serial Port
External
Parallel Monitor
Port
Port
DC Power
Jack
PS/2 Port
Connector
Cover
Optional Detachable Bay
Locking Indentation
Figure 1-7 LifeBook L Series Rear Panel
External Floppy Disk Drive Port
A port for attaching an optional external floppy
disk drive. (Figure 1-7.)
Serial Port
The serial port allows you to connect serial
devices, such as a serial mouse to your
notebook. (Figure 1-7.)
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Parallel Port
The parallel port allows you to connect parallel
devices, such as a parallel printer to your
notebook. (This is also referred to as an
LPT port.) (Figure 1-7.)
External Monitor Port
This port allows you to connect an external
VGA or SVGA monitor. (Figure 1-7.)
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the
AC adapter or the optional auto/airline adapter.
(Figure 1-7.)
BOTTOM COMPONENTS
Docking Lock Slots
These slots mate with the latch hooks of a Mobile
LAN Dock to lock the two units together.
(Figure 1-8.)
Unit Label
This label has the model number and other
information about your notebook. In addition
the configuration portion of the label has the
Docking
Unit
Lock Slot
Label
Docking Port
Docking Lock Slot Battery Lock
Optional
Optional
Detachable Bay
Detachable Bay Memory
Attachment Slot
Attachment Slot Upgrade
Compartment
Internal
Hard Drive
Compartment
Battery Release
Button
Internal
Battery
Compartment
Figure 1-8 LifeBook L Series Bottom
serial number and manufacturer information
that exactly identifies the version of your notebook. (Figure 1-8.)
Docking Port
This port is for connection to a Mobile LAN
Dock and to the Detachable Bay. The cover
opens automatically when your notebook is
installed in the Mobile LAN Dock or
Detachable Bay. (Figure 1-8.)
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Internal Hard Drive Compartment
This compartment contains the internal hard
drive and should only be accessed for maintenance by an authorized service provider.
(Figure 1-8.)
Internal Battery Compartment
This compartment houses the internal battery
and should only be opened to remove the
battery for replacement or long term storage.
(Figure 1-8.)
Battery Lock
This sliding lock secures a battery or battery
cover in the Battery Bay. (Figure 1-8.)
Battery Release Button
Depressing this button allows the Battery Lock
to slide from a locked position to an unlocked
position. (Figure 1-8.)
Optional Detachable Bay Attachment Slot
These slots accept the metal Docking Hooks on
the front of the optional Detachable Bay
(Figure 1-8.)
OPTIONAL DETACHABLE BAY
(MOBILE BAY UNIT)
OPTIONAL DETACHABLE BAY
COMPONENTS
Docking Latches
A pair of latches that secure the optional
Detachable Bay to the back of the notebook.
(Figure 1-9.)
Metal Docking Hooks
A pair of metal hooks which fit into the
optional Detachable Bay attachment slots in the
Docking Latches
Docking
connector
Battery Bay
Latch
Battery Bay
Undocking Undock
OK
Button
Metal Docking
indicator
Hooks
Figure 1-9 Optional Detachable Bay
Front and Right Side View
bottom of your notebook to attach your notebook and optional Detachable Bay together.
(Figure 1-9.)
Battery Bay
A compartment in the optional Detachable
Bay that allows an optional second Lithium
ion Batttery to be installed for a dual battery
configuration. (Figure 1-9.)
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Memory Upgrade Compartment
This compartment allows you access to the
memory upgrade socket by which expansion of
the system memory capacity is achieved.
(See pages 132-134 for more information on
installing memory.) (Figure 1-8.)
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Battery Bay Latch
This latch is for locking or removing the
Modular Lithium ion Battery from the
Detachable Bay. Slide this latch to unlock position to release the 2nd battery. (Figure 1-9.)
Docking Connector
This allows connection to the Docking port in
the bottom of your notebook. (Figure 1-9.)
Undock OK indicator
This indicator LED goes on when the
Undocking Button is pressed and the optional
Detachable Bay enters the status in which it can
be disconnected from the notebook in hotdocking mode. (Figure 1-9.)
Undocking Button
Press this button for disconnecting the optional
Detachable Bay from your notebook in hotdocking mode. (Figure 1-9.)
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CAUTION
It is only safe to undock your notebook
from the optional Detachable Bay when
the Undock OK Indicator is illuminated
green and the Windows operating
system has informed you that it is safe
to undock. It is always safe to undock
when the power to the notebook is
turned off by the power switch.
OPTIONAL DETACHABLE BAY
REAR AND LEFT SIDE COMPONENTS
Multi-Function Bay
This Bay allows you to install an optional
CD-ROM drive, optional Floppy Disk drive,
optional DVD drive, optional SuperDisk drive,
or Weight Saver into the optional Detachable
Bay. (Figure 1-10.)
Multi-function Bay
(with CD-ROM installed)
Figure 1-10 Optional Detachable Bay Rear and
Left Side View (shown with CD-ROM)
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Docking Lock Switch
Slide this lever towards the Docking Latch
Release Button to lock the optional Detachable
Bay to the notebook. This position prevents the
Docking Latch Release Button from being able
to be pressed. Slide the lever away from the
button to allow undocking. (Figure 1-11.)
Docking Latch Release Button
Depressing this button allows the optional
Detachable Bay to be disconnected from
the notebook. (Figure 1-11.)
Keyboard Tilt Feet
Docking Latch Keyboard Tilt Feet
Release Button
Multi-function
Bay release
switch
Docking Lock
Switch
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OPTIONAL DETACHABLE BAY
BOTTOM COMPONENTS
Figure 1-11 Optional Detachable Bay
Bottom View (shown with CD-ROM)
Keyboard Tilt Feet
Open these feet out when using the optional
Detachable Bay with your notebook.
(Figure 1-11.)
Multi-Function Bay Release Switch
Depressing this button allows devices to
be removed from the Multi-Function Bay
(Figure 1-11.)
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Starting Your LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Starting Your Notebook
for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Registering Your LifeBook . . . . . . . . . . 21
Learning About Your Operating System
and Application Software . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Restarting Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . 23
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SECTION TWO
CAUTION
STARTING YOUR LIFEBOOK
L SERIES FROM FUJITSU
This section describes the processes of starting
your LifeBook for the first time, initial software
setup and registration.
POINT
If you are using the optional Detachable
Bay with your notebook, adjust the angle
of the keyboard using the keyboard adjustment feet on the bottom of your optional
Detachable Bay near the back. These feet
flip down to raise the back of your notebook by about 6°, making it more comfortable to use the keyboard with your notebook. (Figure 2-1.)
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Figure 2-1 Adjusting the Keyboard Angle
POWER SOURCES
Your notebook has two possible power sources:
Lithium ion battery or batteries, or an AC
adapter. To operate your notebook with the
primary Lithium ion battery—after it has been
charged, see the following caution—simply turn
the unit on. To operate your unit in a dual battery configuration, using an optional second
Lithium ion battery in the optional Detachable
Bay or optional Mobile LAN Dock, simply install
the second battery into the battery compartment
of either the Bay or the Dock before attaching
the Bay or the Dock to your unit. Once again,
please be sure the batteries are fully charged for
optimum battery life.
The primary Lithium ion battery is not fully
charged when you purchase your notebook. Initially you will need to connect the
AC adapter or the auto/airline adapter to
use your notebook. If you purchase a second Lithium ion battery it will not be
charged when you get it. You will need to
charge it prior to use. It can take up to
four (4) hours to charge a single battery if
your notebook is turned off or is in
Suspend mode. If your notebook is in use
it can take up to ten (10) hours or more to
charge a single battery.
Your notebook can be operated with the
AC adapter attached to the notebook–with
or without the detachable bay—or with the
AC adapter attached to the optional Mobile
LAN dock. Please followthe instructions on
the next page.
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Connecting the Power Adapters
The AC adapter or an optional auto/airline
adapter provides power for operating your
notebook and charging the batteries.
(Figure 2-2.)
To Connect the AC Adapter
1.
Plug the DC Output cable of the AC
adapter into the DC Power jack on the
rear left of your notebook or optional
Mobile LAN Dock.
2.
Plug the AC adapter into an AC
electrical outlet.
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To Connect the Optional Auto/airline Adapter
DISPLAY PANEL
1.
Plug the DC Output cable into the
DC Power jack on the rear left of
your notebook.
2.
Plug the auto/airline adapter plug into
the cigarette lighter of a car or other
vehicle with the ignition key in the On
or the Accessories position or into the
DC Power jack on an airplane seat.
Opening the Display Panel
Pressing the latch releases the top of the display
panel from the front of the notebook body. Tilt
the display panel backward until the screen is at
a comfortable viewing angle. (Figure 2-3.)
To Switch From AC Adapter Power
To Battery Power
1. Be sure that you have at least one charged
battery installed.
2. Remove the AC or auto/airline adapter.
Figure 2-3 Opening the Display Panel
POINT
The Auot/airline Adapter is meant for
use with the notebook only. Not for use
with the optional Mobile LAN Dock or
the optional Detachable Bay.
Adjusting the Display Panel
Before you turn on your notebook, you may
want to adjust the brightness level of the screen.
Start with the brightness control slider (located
directly under the display screen) in the middle
position. (Figure 2-4.)
Figure 2-2 Connecting the AC Adapter
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You may need to adjust the brightness level
after you start your notebook and periodically
for different operating environments.
POINT
The higher the brightness level, the more
power the notebook will consume and
the faster your batteries will discharge. To
maximize battery life refer to section 7.
STARTING YOUR NOTEBOOK
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Power On
The power switch is located on the left side of
your notebook. This switch is used to turn On
the computer from its Off state. Once you have
connected your AC adapter or have charged the
internal Lithium ion Battery, you can power On
your notebook.
Facing the keyboard and display panel, move the
power switch towards the rear of your notebook.
This is the On position. (Figure 2-5.) When you
are done working you can leave your notebook in
Suspend mode, (see pages 45 and 100), or you can
turn it off. The power switch moved toward the
front of your notebook is in the Off position.
(See the section Power Off, pages 22-23, for the
recommended shutoff procedures.)
CAUTION
Figure 2-4 Adjusting the Display
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The main Lithium ion battery is not
charged when you purchase your notebook. Initially you will need to connect
the AC adapter to use your notebook. If
you purchase an optional second Lithium
ion battery, it will not be charged when
you get it, you will need to charge it
prior to use. It can take up to four (4)
hours to charge a single battery if your
notebook is turned off or is in Suspend
mode. If your notebook is in use it can
take up to ten (10) hours or more to
charge a single battery.
Figure 2-5 Power On
(Unit shown with the optional Detachable Bay attached)
CAUTION
Do not carry your notebook around with the
power on or subject it to shocks or vibration,
as you risk damaging your notebook.
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CAUTION
When you turn on your notebook be
sure you have a power source. This
means that at least one battery is
installed and charged, or that the AC
adapter or the auto/airline adapter is
connected and has power.
When the power switch is turned on, your
notebook carries out a Power On Self Test
(POST) to check the internal parts and configuration. If a fault is found a beep will sound
and/or an error message will be displayed.
(See Troubleshooting on pages 156-158.)
Depending on the nature of the problem
you may be able to continue by starting the
operating system or by entering the BIOS
setup utility and revising the settings.
After satisfactory completion of the Power On
Self Test (POST) your notebook will load your
operating system. (See Boot Menu on pages 105106 to see which kind of disk will be the source.)
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CAUTION
Never turn off your notebook during
Power On Self Test (POST) or it will
cause an error message to be displayed
when you turn your notebook on the
next time. (See the Troubleshooting
information on pages 156-158.)
Booting the System with Windows 98
Other than the AC adapter, we strongly recommend that you do not attach any other external
devices and do not put any CD or floppy disk
in your drives until you have gone through the
initial power on sequence.
When you turn on your notebook for the first
time it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen.
If you do nothing the system will read the hard
drive for the operating system software, flash
the notebook configuration information on the
screen, and then the Windows 98 Setup Wizard
Screen will appear. You will then be stepped
through the condition of use process. You must
complete this initial process before you will be
able to use your notebook. (If you wish to
access the BIOS setup utility before you go
through the condition of use process you must
press the F2 key while the Fujitsu logo is still
visible. If you press the Esc key while the
Fujitsu logo is still present you will get a boot
menu dialog box which will allow you to select
which drive is to be used for finding the operating system.) If you turn off the power without
using the on screen Cancel button you will
get an error message when you start your
notebook again.
Condition of Use Process
The first time you start your notebook you
must confirm your acceptance of the copyright
limitations for your pre-installed software. After
you complete the Condition of Use process
these screens will not appear again. There are 6
screens to read carefully and respond to.
You cannot use your notebook until this
Condition of Use process is completed. The
bottom of each screen has a <Back button, a
Next> Button and a Cancel button which
are activated by the integrated Touchpad cursor
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control and button click. The <Back button
will return you to the previous screen. The
Next> button activates any choices or
information you have entered and takes you
on to the next screen. The Cancel button
allows you to stop the setup process.
If you stop the process your notebook will
start up at the beginning of the Windows 98
Setup Wizard.
The screens you will be required to respond to
are described with the required action.
User Information
Fill in your name and your company name as
you want the software licensed. To step from the
name blank to the company blank press the Tab
key. When the information has been entered click
on the Next> button. You will not be allowed
to continue until you make an entry.
License Agreement
Read the agreement carefully. You can scroll
through the text using the integrated Touchpad
pointing device to activate the scroll bar or use
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the up arrow Õ and down arrow Ô keys to
move up and down the text one line at a time,
or use the Page Up and Page Down keys to
move the text one screen at a time. When you
finish reading you must point and click to
accept or reject the terms of the agreement and
then click on the Next> button.
POINT
If you reject the terms of the license
agreement you will be asked to review
the license agreement for information on
returning Windows 98 or to shut down
your notebook.
Product Key
Look in the box that your notebook came in
and you will find a Windows 98 Certificate of
Authenticity shrink wrapped with the Windows
98 Users manual. On the certificate you will
find a bar-code with a number above it. This is
your product key and the number you should
enter on the Product Key screen. When you
have entered the number exactly as shown then
click on the Next> button.
Start Wizard
The Start Wizard screen will appear if you have
entered a valid product key. When you click on
the Finish button the display will flash various
screens as the system identifies what hardware
is installed.
Time Zone
When your notebook has completely identified
all of the installed hardware it will display a
dialog box for entering which time zone you
wish to set the clock to.
Printer Setup
When the time zone setup is complete a dialog
box will appear for selecting which printer is to
be attached to your notebook. You do not have
to select a printer at this time. If you do not
wish to select a printer, click on the Cancel
button. If you do wish to select a printer click
on the Next button and answer the questions.
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Welcome to Windows 98
When you boot into Windows 98 for the first
time you will see a Welcome to Windows 98 dialog box with several options. Select the first
option, Register Now, to register your LifeBook
L notebook. (See page 21 in this section for details
on registering your notebook in Windows 98.)
Booting the System with
Windows NT 4.0
Other than the AC adapter, we strongly recommend that you do not attach any other external
devices and do not put any CD or floppy disk
in your drives until you have gone through the
initial power on sequence.
When you turn on your notebook for the first
time it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen.
If you do nothing the system will read the hard
drive for the operating system software, flash
the notebook configuration information on the
screen, and then the Windows NT 4.0 Setup
Wizard Screen will appear. You will then be
stepped through the condition of use process.
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You must complete this initial process before
you will be able to use your notebook. (If you
wish to access the BIOS setup utility before you
go through the condition of use process you
must press the F2 key while the Fujitsu logo is
still visible. If you press the Esc key while the
Fujitsu logo is still present you will get a boot
menu dialog box which will allow you to select
which drive is to be used for finding the operating system.) If you turn off the power without
using the on screen Cancel button you
will get an error message when you start
your notebook again.
Condition of Use Process
The first time you start your notebook you
must confirm your acceptance of the copyright
limitations for your pre-installed software. After
you complete the Condition of Use process
these screens will not appear again. There are
8 screens to read carefully and respond to.
You cannot use your notebook until this
Condition of Use process is completed. The
bottom of each screen may have a <Back
button, a Next> Button or a Cancel
button which are activated by the integrated
Touchpad cursor control and button click. The
<Back button will return you to the previous
screen. The Next> button activates any choices
or information you have entered and takes you
on to the next screen. The Cancel button
allows you to stop the setup process.
If you stop the process your notebook will
start up at the beginning of the Windows NT
Workstation Setup.
The screens you will be required to respond to
are described with the required action.
License Agreement
Read the agreement carefully. You can scroll
through the text using the integrated Touchpad
pointing device to activate the scroll bar or use
the up arrow Õ and down arrow Ô keys to
move up and down the text one line at a time,
or use the Page Up and Page Down keys to move
the text one screen at a time. When you finish
reading you must click the
<I Agree> or <I Disagree> buttons to
accept or reject the terms of the agreement.
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POINT
If you reject the terms of the license
agreement NT setup will report an error.
You will be prompted to view the setup
log file. After closing the log file the
system will reboot and return you to
the beginning of the Windows NT
Workstation Setup.
Windows NT Setup
The Windows NT Setup screen appears after
you accept the license agreement. This setup
wizard will guide you through the setup of
your Windows NT Workstation.
Name and Organization
Fill in your name and the company name as
you want the software licensed. To step from
the name blank to the company blank press the
Tab key. When the information has been entered
click on the Next> button. You will not be
allowed to continue until you make an entry.
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Registration
Look in the box that your notebook came in
and you will find a Windows NT Workstation
Certificate of Authenticity shrink wrapped with
the Windows NT Workstation Users manual.
On the certificate you will find a bar-code with
a number above it. This is your product ID
and the number you should enter on the
Registration screen. When you have entered
the number exactly as shown then click on
the Next> button.
Computer Name
You need to enter a name for your computer to
be identified by on the network. This must be a
unique name and must be 15 characters or less.
Enter a name for your computer to be identified by and click on the Next> button.
Administrator Account
This screen lets you setup a password for the
Administrator account on your notebook. The
administrator account has authority over all
user accounts. You must not forget this
password. If you do not wish to have password
protection on your administrator account you
can leave this screen blank. When you have
entered and confirmed your password click
on the Next> button.
Windows NT Setup
Once you have setup your computer name
and your administrator account click on the
Next> button to continue the Windows NT
Workstation setup.
Time Zone
NT setup will display a dialog box for entering
which time zone you wish to set the clock to.
Click the <Close> button to continue after
you have selected the appropriate time zone.
Finish Windows NT Setup
After you configure the Time Zone, the NT
Setup process will continue on its own. This
process will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Click the restart button on the final setup
screen to exit NT setup and boot into Windows.
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CAUTION
You will find a Recovery CD-ROM packet
in your accessories box. Please store the
packet in a safe place in case there is a
need to re-install your operating system
and/or application programs. (See Restoring
Your Pre-installed Software from the
Recovery CD-ROM on pages 160.)
REGISTERING YOUR LIFEBOOK
What are the benefits of registering?
You will receive an identification label for your
LifeBook, which, if your LifeBook is ever lost,
may help in getting it returned to you. You also
receive priority Personal Identification Number
(PIN) technical support access and useful product mailings. Proof of purchase is not required
if you register within 30 days of your purchase.
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How do I register?
For Windows NT, you can register your system
on-line through our website by clicking the
LifeBook Registration icon on your desktop.
You must have access to the internet through
an Internet Service Provider to use this option.
Complete the electronic form and click on the
“send registration” button. Your registration
information will be transmitted to the Fujitsu
Registration Center and you will receive registration confirmation in one week to 10 days.
For Windows 98, you can access the
E-Registration program by selecting the
Register Now option in the Welcome to
Windows 98 wizard menu. This menu appears
the first time you start Windows 98 after completing the Condition of Use process. To access
the Welcome to Windows 98 wizard anytime,
double-click on the Welcome to Windows 98
icon on your desktop. You can send your registration through modem or Ethernet line.
You may also fill out the registration form that
is included on the keyboard and fax it to
1-949-450-9140 or mail it to:
Fujitsu PC Corporation
15355 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618-9520
Alternately you may call:
1-800-8fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
POINT
Make sure you have connected a phone
line to your modem before you use
E-Registration.
POINT
You can register your LifeBook L Series
notebook with any operating system via
e-mail, telephone or fax.
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LEARNING ABOUT YOUR OPERATING
SYSTEM AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE
Tutorials
All operating systems and most application
software have tutorials built-in. We highly
recommend that you step through your
tutorial before you use an application even
if you are familiar with the same application
on a different machine, an earlier version of
the application, or a similar product.
Manuals
In the accessories box you will find manuals
for your installed operating system.
Software manuals of pre-installed software
are available online. See the help screens of your
pre-installed software. We recommend that you
review these manuals for general information
on the use of these applications and to get a
basic understanding of what is covered in the
manual, and how it is organized, should questions arise as you use the applications.
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Links to Fujitsu On-line
You can go directly to the on-line Fujitsu
Accessories catalog for your notebook by
clicking on the LifeBook Accessories website
URL link in the Windows Start menu. This
will take you to the Web site for Fujitsu
Lifebook accessories.
You can also reach Fujitsu Service and
support on-line by clicking on the Fujitsu
Service and Support Web site URL link in
the Service and Support Software folder in
the windows start menu.
Disk Drive Access indicators are all Off.
(Figure 2-6.) If you turn off the power
while accessing a disk or PC Card there is a
risk of loss of data. The Off position is reached
by facing the keyboard and display panel, and
moving the switch toward the front of your
notebook. To assure that your notebook shuts
down without error, use the Windows shut
down procedure.
POINT
You must have an active internet
connection to use the on-line URL links
described above.
POWER OFF
Before turning off the power by putting the
power switch in the Off position, check that the
Hard Drive, CD-ROM, PC Card and the Floppy
Figure 2-6 Power Off
(Unit shown with the optional Detachable Bay attached)
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CAUTION
Never turn your notebook off while an
application is running. Be sure to close all
files, exit all applications and shut down
your operating system prior to turning off
the power with the power switch. If files
are open when you turn the power off,
you will lose any changes that have not
been saved, and may cause disk errors.
Shutting down your notebook from Windows
lets your notebook shut down operations, and
turn off the power in the proper sequence to
prevent errors. The sequence is:
1. Go to the Start button menu.
2. Click on Shut Down.
3. Verify that Shut Down
is selected and click on OK.
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If you are going to store your notebook for a
month or more, take the following precautions:
1. Remove any CD and/or floppy disk.
2. After shutting down from Windows turn off
your notebook using the power switch.
3. Close your notebook display panel.
4. Disconnect the AC adapter.
5. Remove the batteries and store them
separately in a cool dry place.
POINT
RESTARTING THE SYSTEM
When you wish to restart your system be
sure that you follow the proper procedure.
The procedure is as follows:
Two
Starting
1. Go to the Start button menu.
2. Click on Shut Down.
3. Click on Restart
4. Verify that Restart
is selected and click on OK.
Windows will shut down and restart
your notebook.
When your notebook has been shut
down from Windows, it is not the same
as being turned off from the power
switch. It is in a pseudo-off state, with all
applications closed, but can and must be
turned on by pressing the Suspend/
Resume button. It is drawing some
current in the pseudo-off state.
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POINT
You may also select Shut Down and
once the power is off for 10 seconds
or more you can restart your notebook
with the Suspend/Resume button, or
once the power is off, turn the power
switch to Off for 10 seconds and then
switch it to On. These alternative
methods are not recommended.
CAUTION
Turning off the power switch without
exiting Windows may cause an error
when you start the next time. Turning
the power to On when it has been Off
for less than ten seconds may cause an
error when you start the next time.
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Status Indicator Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Integrated Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Volume Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Floppy Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
SuperDisk Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
CD-ROM Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
DVD Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Internal Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Infrared Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Data Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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SECTION THREE
USING YOUR LIFEBOOK
L SERIES FROM FUJITSU
This section describes the indicators, buttons,
connections and operating modes of your
LifeBook L Series and their use.
STATUS INDICATOR PANEL
The Status Indicator panel is located in the
recess just above the keyboard. (Figure 3-1.)
The appropriate indicators become visible as
you use your notebook.
Power Indicator
The Power Indicator tells you when the system
is operational. It is on steady when there is
power to your notebook, and blinks when the
system is in Suspend mode. It goes off when
the system has entered Save-to-Disk mode, or
the power is turned off from the power switch.
DVD +
CD-ROM
Drive Access
AC Adapter
Indicator
Power
Indicator
Battery
Identifier
Battery
Charging
Battery
Level
Battery Indicators
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PC
Card
Slot
Identifier
Floppy Disk
Drive Access
Hard Drive
Access
CapsLock
PC Card
Access Indicator
NumLk
Scr Lk
Figure 3-1 Status Indicator Panel
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POINT
When your notebook has been shut
down from Windows, it is not the same
as turned off from the power switch. It
is in a pseudo-off state, with all applications closed, but can be turned on by
pressing the Suspend/Resume button.
It is drawing some current in the
pseudo-off state.
CAUTION
Your notebook’s power switch must be
turned off to prevent all current draw.
AC Adapter Indicator
The AC Adapter indicator tells you whether the
system is operating on an AC or auto/airline
adapter, or batteries alone. The indicator is On
when either of the adapters is active and Off
when power comes from the batteries alone. If a
battery is charging, the Power Adapter indicator
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is active regardless of the setting of the power
switch. The AC Adapter indicator is also active
if you have shut down from Windows but have
not turned the power switch to Off. If there is
no battery charging, and the power switch is
Off, then the AC Adapter indicator and the
Battery indicators will all be Off.
Battery Indicators
The two sets of battery indicators show whether
or not the primary Lithium ion battery and/or
the optional second Lithium ion battery are
installed, and indicate the condition of each.
(Figure 3-2.) Battery 1 is the Lithium ion battery which is installed in your notebook and
Battery 2 is the optional Lithium ion battery
which can be installed in the optional
Detchable Bay or Mobile LAN Dock. The
battery indicators are displayed only for a
battery which is installed.
A small arrow icon (Battery Charging indicator) appears to the left of each of the Battery
Level indicators and above the number (Battery
Identifier) if that battery is charging. The
Battery Charging indicator flashes if the battery
is too hot or too cold to charge. (Figure 3-2.)
The Battery Charging indicators operate
whether the power switch is Off or On.
The symbols inside the battery outline of the
Battery Level indicator show the operating level
available in that battery. (Figure 3-2.) If there is
no battery charging and the power switch is Off
then the AC Adapter indicator and the Battery
indicators will all be off.
CAUTION
A shorted battery is damaged and must
be replaced. (Figure 3-2.)
CAUTION
Turning off the power with the power
switch or using the Suspend/Resume
button when any of the Access indicators
are On may cause loss of data and/or
system errors.
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76%–100%
51%–75%
26%–50%
11%–25%
Low Warning <11%
Critical Low or
Dead Battery
76%–100% Charging
Shorted Battery
Figure 3-2 Battery Level Indicator
CAUTION
Batteries subjected to shocks, vibration
or extreme temperatures can be
permanently damaged.
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CD-ROM/DVD Drive
Access Indicator
The CD-ROM/DVD Access indicator tells you
the CD-ROM or DVD drive is being accessed.
The CD-ROM/DVD Access indicator will flash
when the software tries to access a CD, DVD
or CD-ROM even if no CD-ROM or DVD
drive is installed.
POINT
The Windows CD automatic insertion
function will periodically check for a
CD installed in the drive, causing the
CD-ROM Access indicator to flash. The
CD automatic insertion function allows
your system to automatically start a CD
as soon as it is inserted in the drive and
the tray is closed. It will begin playing
an audio CD or will start an application
if the CD has an auto run file on it.
POINT
If you do not wish to have the CD
automatic insertion function on you
can disable it.
To disable the CD automatic insertion function
in Windows 98 do as follows:
1. Save all data and close all applications.
2. Click on the Start button.
3. Point to Settings.
4. Click on the Control Panel. The control
panel window will be displayed.
5. Double click on the System icon. The system
properties dialogue box will be displayed.
6. Click on the Device Manager tab. The
device list will be displayed.
7. Click on the + to the left of the CD-ROM
icon. The CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s
name and model will be displayed.
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8. Click on the CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s
name and model.
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Hard Drive Access Indicator
9. Click on Properties. The CD-ROM drive
manufacturer’s name and model properties
dialogue box will be displayed.
The Hard Drive Access indicator tells you when
the internal hard drive is being accessed.
10. Click on the Settings tab.
The Floppy Disk Drive Access indicator tells
you when a floppy disk drive or optional
SuperDisk drive is being accessed. The Floppy
Disk Drive Access indicator will flash when
your software tries to access a floppy disk or
SuperDisk even if no floppy disk drive or
SuperDisk drive is installed.
11. Click on the automatic insertion notification box to toggle it off.
12. Click on OK.
13. Click on OK in the system properties
dialogue box.
14. Restart your notebook according to the
message displayed.
You can re-enable the function by repeating the
process except in step 11 change the setting to on.
Floppy Disk Drive Access Indicator
PC Card Access Indicators
The PC Card Access indicators tell you when
an installed PC Card is being accessed. Card 1
is the connector inside the slot on the right side
of your notebook. The PC Card Access indicator will flash if your software tries to access a
PC Card even if none are installed.
PC Card Access Indicators
NumLk Indicator
The NumLk indicator tells you the internal keyboard is set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.
(See page 33 for more information on the numeric
keypad.) You can activate the NumLk mode by
pressing the NumLk/Scr Lk key while holding
down the Shift key. Deactivate the setting the
same way that you activated it.
CapsLock Indicator
The CapsLock indicator tells you when the keyboard is set for all capital letters. Activate the all
capital letters setting by pressing the CapsLock
key on the keyboard. Deactivate the setting the
same way that you activated it.
Scr Lk Indicator
The Scr Lk indicator tells you when scroll lock
is active. You can activate or deactivate the
scroll lock by pressing the NumLk/Scr Lk key.
Deactivate the setting the same way that you
activated it.
Indicates PC Card Access on Optional Mobile
LAN Dock.
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INTEGRATED TOUCHPAD
POINTING DEVICE
The Touchpad pointing device is composed
of a small rectangular touch sensitive pointer
control and two buttons located in front of the
keyboard. The Touchpad pointing device has the
function of a mouse, and moves the cursor
around on the screen – up, down, left and right.
A light pressure with the tip of your fingeris all
that is required to operate the Touchpad. Pencil
erasers, etc. don’t work. The faster you move
your finger the faster the cursor will move. The
second part of the Touchpad pointing device –
the buttons – function as mouse buttons, and
the functions they perform depend on the application you are running. (Figure 3-3 shows the
position of the Touchpad and buttons.)
Cursor Control
Left Button
Right Button
Figure 3-3 Touchpad Pointing Device
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Left-Click
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Left Double-Click
POINT
An external mouse can be connected to
the PS/2 port on the back side of the
notebook, and used at the same time as
the Touchpad pointing device but if you
boot the system with the PS/2 mouse
your Touchpad will be disabled as specified in your BIOS settings. You can set
the Touchpad so that it is always enabled.
(See Section Four page 81 for details).
Figure 3-4 Clicking
POINT
The left mouse button functions can
also be performed with your finger on
the Touchpad.
Figure 3-5 Dragging
Clicking
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button.
To left-click, move the screen cursor to the item
you wish to select, press the left pointing device
button once, and then immediately release it.
To right-click, move the mouse cursor to the
item you wish to select, press the right pointing
device button once, and then immediately
release it. (Figure 3-4.) You can also left click by
a light tap on the Touchpad ending with your
finger off the pad, instead of using the button.
Double-Clicking
Double-clicking means following the preceding
Clicking procedure, but pressing the pointing
device button twice in rapid succession. Doubleclicking works with either the left or the right
button. You can also double left click by two
light taps on the Touchpad ending with your
finger off the pad, instead of using the button.
CAUTION
If the interval between clicks is too long,
the double-click will not be executed.
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POINT
The interval between clicks for double
clicking, and other parameters of pointing
and selecting, can be adjusted with the
selections in the dialog box of the mouse
icon in your Windows Control panel.
POINT
For your convenience, we have included
the LogiTech MouseWare driver for your
integrated Touchpad device on your
Emergency Recovery CD. Insert your
Recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive
in the optional Detachable Bay or
optional Mobile LANDock and through
“My Computer” or Windows Explorer
locate the directory
D:\Drivers\9598NT\Touchpad. Follow
directories in the Read-Me file in this
directory to install the optional driver.
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Dragging
Dragging means selecting an item with the
pointing cursor, and while keeping the left
pointing device button depressed, moving the
cursor to the desired new location, then releasing the button. (Figure 3-5.) Dragging can also
be done on the Touchpad – two light taps ending with your fingernail on the pad and then
moving, or holding the left button down and
moving your fingernail on the pad.
Touchpad Control Adjustment
The Windows Control Panel provides customization of your pointing device from the
mouse icon. There are four (4) aspects of pointing device operation which you can adjust.
■
Buttons – This lets you set up the buttons for
right or left handed operation and set the
time interval for double clicking.
■
Pointers – This lets you set up the size and
shape of the cursor for different functions.
■
Motion – This lets you set up the relation of
the speed of motion of your finger to the
motion of the cursor and to enable a trailing
tail for the cursor arrow.
■
General – This allows you to choose the type
of mouse being used. It is already set for your
integrated Touchpad. You may need to
change it for an external mouse.
You may want to try practicing with different
adjustments until you find a combination that
is comfortable for you.
USING THE KEYBOARD
Your notebook has an integral 87-key keyboard.
(Figure 3-6.) The keys perform all the standard
functions of a 101-key keyboard and also
include Windows keys and other special function keys. This section describes only those
items specific to your notebook. They are the
numeric keypad, the cursor keys, the function
keys, the function extension key (Fn) and the
Windows keys.
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To return these keys to their normal character
function, press the NumLk/Scr Lk while holding
down the Shift key again.
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Function Keys
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Series
Numeric Keypad
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Numeric Keypad
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual
functions as both standard character keys and
numeric keypad keys. (Figure 3-6 highlights
these keys.) To switch into numeric keypad
mode, press the NumLk/Scr Lk while holding
down the Shift key. You can now enter
numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ),
subtraction ( – ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using
the keys designated as ten-key function keys.
The keys in the numeric keypad are marked
on the front edge of the key to indicate their
secondary functions.
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Fn Key
Start Key
Start Key
Application Key
Cursor Keys
Figure 3-6 Keyboard
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POINT
When an external numeric keypad is connected to the notebook the NumLk mode
enables the external keypad and disables
the built-in keyboard numeric keypad.
Cursor Keys
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the
keyboard which allow you to move the cursor
up Õ, down Ô, left Ó and right È as your
application allows.
POINT
The integrated pointing device and/or
external mouse are also used for moving
the cursor around the screen.
Function Keys
Your notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through
F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ
for each application. You should refer to your
software documentation to find out how these
keys are used. (Figure 3-6.)
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Fn Key
The Fn key provides extended functions for the
notebook and is always used in conjunction
with another key. (Figure 3-6.)
Pressing F5 while holding down the Fn key
allows you to toggle between video compensation and no compensation. (Video compensation controls spacing on the display. When it is
enabled, displays with less than 1024 x 768 pixel
resolution will still cover the entire screen.)
Pressing F10 while holding down the Fn key
allows you to change your selection of where to
send your display video. Each time you press the
combination of keys you will step to the next
choice. The choices, in order, are: built-in display panel only, external monitor only, or both
built-in display panel and external monitor.
Windows Keys
Your notebook has three Windows keys, two
Start keys and an Application key. The Start key
displays the Start menu. This is the same as the
button on the toolbar which is typically at the
bottom of your Windows desktop. The
Application key has the same function in
Windows as the right mouse button, it displays
the Shortcut menu for whatever item is selected. See your Windows documentation for additional information. (Figure 3-6.)
VOLUME CONTROL
All system and application functions have multiple volume controls which interact with each
other. There is the hardware volume control on
the right side panel of your notebook, a volume
control in the ESS AudioRack application, your
operating system Sound Control panel and any
other application with sound.
POINT
Windows NT 4.0 does not support the
ESS AudioRack application.
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Each setting source puts an upper limit on the
volume which can be set by the other sources.
For example if the hardware volume control is
turned all the way down, your software volume
control settings have no effect. By the same
token, if the ESS AudioRack has the sound
turned off, adjusting the hardware or other
application software volume settings will not
produce sound. One easy operating method is
to use the hardware and ESS AudioRack volume
controls to set an upper limit on sound level
and then make fine adjustments with other
application software.
CAUTION
The ESS AudioRack volume setting
sets the maximum volume level of the
hardware volume control knob.
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BATTERIES
The Lithium ion battery is rechargeable with an
operating time of up to two and a half (2.5)
hours depending on active power management
features and user activity levels. Your notebook
can be operated on the primary Lithium ion
battery alone or in a dual battery configuration
with an optional second Lithium ion battery in
the Optional Detachable Bay or the Optional
Mobile LAN Dock. A built-in bridge battery
allows a charged Lithium ion battery to be
exchanged for a discharged one by "warm-swapping". To warm-swap, have a charged battery
ready, put your notebook in Suspend mode,
remove the low battery and quickly insert a
charged battery.
The Lithium ion battery operating time may
become shorter than the reference value if it
is used under the following conditions:
■
When used at temperatures that exceed a low
of 5°C or a high of 35°C. High temperatures
not only reduce charging efficiency, but
can also cause battery deterioration. (The
Charging icon on the Status Indicator panel
will flash when you try to charge a battery that
is outside its operating temperature range.)
■
The battery charging capacity is reduced as the
battery ages. If your battery is running low
quickly, you should replace it with a new one.
■
When using a high current device such as a
modem, a LAN card, a CD-ROM/DVD drive,
or the hard drive frequently.
Using the AC adapter will conserve your battery
when using a high current device such as a
modem, a LAN card, a CD-ROM/DVD drive,
or the hard drive frequently.
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CAUTION
Actual battery life will vary based on
screen brightness, applications, features,
power management settings, battery
condition, and other customer preferences. CD-ROM/DVD drive or hard drive
usage may also have a significant
impact on battery life.
CAUTION
Do not leave a faulty battery in your
notebook. It might damage your AC
adapter, optional auto/airline adapter,
another battery, or your notebook itself.
It may also prevent operation of your
notebook by draining all available current
into the bad battery.
Bridge Battery
The bridge battery is a NiCd battery that is
built-in your notebook and is constantly being
recharged. A bridge battery allows a charged
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CAUTION
Under federal, state or local law it
may be illegal to dispose of batteries by
putting them in the trash. Please take
care of our environment and dispose
of batteries properly. Check with your
local government authority for details
regarding recycling or disposing of
old batteries. If you cannot find this
information elsewhere, contact your
support representative at 1-800-8FUJITSU
(1-800-838-5487).
Lithium ion battery to be exchanged for a
discharged one by "warm-swapping".
To warm-swap have a charged battery ready,
put your notebook in Suspend mode, remove
the low battery and quickly insert a charged
battery. The bridge battery capacity is not large,
about 3 minutes, and can vary with the condition of your notebook.
CAUTION
Data may be lost and/or system
errors introduced if the warm swap
is not performed quickly.
CAUTION
The bridge battery can not support an
operating notebook. The notebook must
be in Suspend mode.
Shorted Batteries
If your Status Indicator panel shows a shorted
battery, check the installation for that battery by
removing and re-installing it. If it still shows
that it is shorted, replace it with a new battery.
CAUTION
A shorted battery is damaged and must
be replaced so that it does not damage
anything else.
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Recharging the Batteries
If you want to check the condition of either
the primary Lithium ion battery or an optional
second Lithium ion battery, check the Battery
Level indicators located on the Status Indicator
panel. These indicators change as the battery
levels change. Battery 1 is a Lithium ion battery
which is installed in your notebook and Battery
2 is a Lithium ion battery which is installed in
the Optional Detachable Bay or Mobile LAN
Dock. (Figure 3-1 on page 26.)
The Lithium ion batteries are recharged internally using the AC adapter or auto/airline
adapter. To recharge a battery:
■
Make sure the battery to be charged is
installed in your notebook, the Optional
Detachable Bay or the Mobile LAN Dock and
connect the AC or auto/airline adapter.
■
Make sure that the Battery Charging indicator to the left of the Battery Level indicator
of the battery to be charged is visible on the
Status Indicator panel.
■
Make sure the charge level is shown inside the
Battery Level icon. (Figure 3-1 on page 26.)
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When two Lithium ion batteries are installed,
the charge/discharge rate of the primary and
optional second Lithium ion batteries are the
same, as they are connected in parallel and are
both charging and/or discharging at the same
time. Since the rates are the same, one may
finish charging or discharging before the other
if they were not at the same charge level when
they were installed and/or the AC or auto/
airline adapter was connected.
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion
batteries, which means that you do not need
to discharge them completely before recharging. A single fully discharged Lithium ion
battery will charge in approximately four (4)
hours when your notebook is Off or in
Suspend mode. The charging time from fully
discharged for two Lithium ion batteries
together, is approximately five (5) hours
when your notebook is Off or in Suspend
mode. Of course partially charged batteries
will not take as long to charge. The charge times
will be significantly longer if your notebook is
in use while the batteries are charging (from
approximately ten (10) hours for one battery to
approximately eleven (11) hours for two
batteries with normal operating levels).
CAUTION
Using heavy current devices such as LAN
cards or frequent CD-ROM/DVD accesses may prevent charging completely.
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You may use your Mobile LAN Dock as
a battery charging station for the optional
Second Lithium ion Battery when the
notebook is not docked in the Mobile LAN
Dock (The Mobile LAN Dock must be connected to an AC or Auto/Airline Adapter).
Consult the Recharging the Batteries section above for more information. You cannot use the optional Optional Detachable
Bay as a battery charging station since it
does not have a seperate power source.
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Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, your notebook beeps about every 15 seconds and the
Battery Level indicator(s) flash. If you do not
respond to the low battery alarm, the battery
will continue to discharge until it is too low to
operate. When this happens there will be a multiple beep alarm, the Battery Level indicator will
show dead battery, and your notebook will go
into Suspend mode to try and protect your data
as long as possible. Your power management
settings do not affect what happens at the dead
battery alarm level. Your notebook will go to
Suspend mode. (Figure 3-1 on page 26.)
CAUTION
You may not be able to hear the audio
alarms if the volume control is set too
low or is turned off by either hardware or
software but you will still be able to see
the Battery Level indicator(s) flash.
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When the low battery alarm occurs you need to
save all your active data and put your notebook
into Suspend mode until you can provide a new
power source. You should provide this power as
soon as possible. The new power source can be
a charged battery or a power adapter, either AC
or auto/airline.
CAUTION
When you are in Suspend mode there
must always be at least one power source
active. If you turn off the power with
the power switch, or remove all power
sources, battery, AC adapter or auto/
airline adapter, while your notebook is in
Suspend mode any data which has not
been saved to the hard drive will be lost.
Once your notebook goes into Dead Battery
Suspend mode you will be unable to resume
operation until you provide a source of power
either from an AC adapter, an optional auto/
airline adapter, or a charged battery. Dead
Battery Suspend mode shows on the Status
indicator just like the normal Suspend mode.
Once you have provided power, you will need
to press the Suspend/Resume button to resume
operation. In the Suspend mode, your data can
be maintained for sometime. If a power source
is not provided promptly, the Power indicator
will stop flashing and go out, and you will have
lost the data that was not stored.
Once you provide power you can continue to use
your notebook while an adapter is charging the
battery, but the battery trickle charges under
these conditions. If you want to charge the
battery more quickly turn off your notebook
while the adapter is charging the battery.
(See Power Off on pages 22-23 for
shutdown procedures.)
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FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
Figure 3-7 Loading/Ejecting a Floppy Disk
CAUTION
There is no guarantee that data will not
be lost once your notebook enters the
Dead Battery Suspend mode.
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The modular floppy disk drive is a 3.5" drive
which can read and write on 1.44MB and
720KB memory capacity floppy disks. Floppy
disk format is controlled from your operating
system. (See your software documentation for
more information.) The modular floppy disk
drive can be used in the Optional Detachable
Bay, externally with the FDD cable, or you can
use the external floppy disk drive. The system
will treat any floppy disk drive in exactly the
same way regardless of where it is installed.
(For floppy disk drive installation and removal
instructions see Optional Detachable Bay on pages
118-124 and External Installation of a Floppy
Disk Drive on page 128.) When your system
boots it will always look for a floppy disk drive
in the optional Mobile Bay Unit first, and then
look at the external floppy disk drive port.
Write Protected
Figure 3-8 Floppy Disk Write Protect
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Loading a Floppy Disk
To load, insert a floppy disk into the floppy
disk drive, shutter side first and label up, until
the Eject button, above the floppy disk drive
opening, pops out. (Figure 3-7.)
POINT
When there is no floppy disk in the
drive, the Eject button is flush with the
front of the floppy disk drive.
Ejecting a Floppy Disk
To eject a disk, check that the Floppy Disk
Drive Access indicator is Off, (see page 26) and
press the Eject button. (Figure 3-7.)
CAUTION
If you eject the disk while the Floppy
Disk Drive Access indicator is On, there is
a risk of damaging the data on the disk
or the disk drive.
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Preparing a Floppy Disk for Use
Before you can use a new floppy disk, you need
to prepare it so your notebook knows where to
store information. This preparation is called
formatting or initializing a disk. You need to
format new 3.5" floppy disks, unless you purchase preformatted disks. You will use your
notebook’s operating system software to format
a floppy disk. Please refer to the operating system manual for step-by-step instructions.
To prevent data stored on a floppy disk from
being erased, slide the write protect tab on the
floppy disk to open up the small hole. This
makes the disk write protected. When you want
to write data to that disk, slide the write protect
tab the other way to close the small hole.
Care of Floppy Disk Drives and Disks
■ Avoid storing the floppy disk drive and disks
in extremely hot and cold locations, or in locations subject to severe temperature changes.
■
Keep the floppy disk drive and disks out of
direct sunlight and away from heat.
■
Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in
locations subject to shock and vibration.
■
Avoid using the floppy disk drive and disks
in damp and dusty locations.
■
Never use the floppy disk drive with any
liquid, metal, or other foreign matter inside
the floppy disk drive or disk.
■
Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or
magnetic field.
■
To clean, wipe the floppy disk drive clean
with a dry soft cloth or with a soft cloth
dampened with water or a solution of neutral
detergent. Never use benzene, paint thinner,
or other volatile material.
■
Never disassemble or dismantle your floppy
disk drive.
CAUTION
Formatting a previously used floppy
disk is an effective method of clearing a
disk as long as you realize that ALL the
information on the disk will be erased.
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Figure 3-10 CD-ROM/DVD Drive
Figure 3-9 SuperDisk 120 Drive
SUPERDISKTM 120 DRIVE
CD-ROM DRIVE
The optional modular SuperDisk 120 drive is a
floppy disk drive that can read and write both
120MB SuperDisks and standard 1.44MB and
720KB floppy disks. It takes the place of a floppy drive and offers greater removable media
storage capabilities.
The optional modular CD-ROM drive is a
20x maximum reader that can only be used
in the Multi-function Bay of the Optional
Detachable Bay.
The SuperDisk 120 drive works very much like
a regular floppy disk drive in your LifeBook L
Series. Please refer to the Floppy Disk Drive
section for usage and care information.
DVD DRIVE
The optional modular DVD Drive is a 2-speed
maximum reader and takes the place of the
CD-ROM drive in the Optional Detachable Bay.
It works very much like a CD-ROM drive in
that it can read CD-ROMs as well as DVDs. It
can also play Audio CDs.
Figure 3-11 Loading the CD-ROM/DVD Tray
in the optional Detachable Bay
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Loading a CD or DVD
■ Make sure there is power to your notebook.
■
Push, gently but firmly, and release the eject
button on the front of the CD-ROM/DVD
drive to open the CD-ROM/DVD holder
tray, the tray will come out a short distance.
■
Gently pull the tray out until a CD-ROM
/DVD can be easily placed in the tray.
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■
If there was a protective sheet in the tray
when it was shipped, make sure it
has been removed.
Place the CD into the tray, label side up, with
the hole in the center of the CD snapped
onto the raised circle in the center of the tray.
■
Close the tray.
■
After the CD is loaded, it will take a short
time for your notebook to recognize it.
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CAUTION
When operating your notebook in combination with the Optional Detachable
Bay, always make sure the Keyboard Tilt
Feet are folded out to make your notebook more stable. This is especially
important when using the CD-ROM
or DVD drive in the Optional
Detachable Bay.
POINT
If you have disabled your CD automatic
insertion function you will have to start
the CD from your desktop, as your
notebook will not automatically
recognize that the CD has been loaded.
Figure 3-12 CD-ROM/DVD Handling
Care of CD and DVDs
CD/DVDs are precision devices and will
function reliably if given reasonable care.
■
Always store your CD-ROM/DVD in its case
when it is not in use.
■
When removing the CD-ROM/DVD from its
case, press down on the holder’s center while
lifting out the CD-ROM/DVD by its edges.
■
Always handle a CD-ROM/DVD by the edges
and avoid touching the surface.
■
Avoid storing any CD-ROM/DVD in
extreme temperatures.
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■
Do not bend CD-ROM/DVDs or set heavy
objects on them.
■
Never write on the label surface with a ball
point pen, pencil or similar device.
■
If a CD-ROM/DVD is subjected to a sudden
change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form on the surface. Wipe
the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free
cloth and let it dry at room temperature.
DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to
dry a CD-ROM/DVD.
■
If a CD-ROM/DVD is dirty, use only a CDROM/DVD cleaner or wipe it with a clean,
soft, lint free cloth starting from the inner
edge and wiping to the outer edge.
Formatting the Hard Drive
The hard drive inside your notebook is formatted (initialized) at the factory. You do not need
to format it under normal circumstances.
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CAUTION
If you reformat the internal hard drive
ALL data including the operating system,
applications software and user data will
be erased. Unless data is copied to floppy
disks or other data storage media it will
be permanently lost. All software will be
need to be re-installed and data files
restored from your back-up disks. See
the operating system manual for more
information on backing-up your data
files. The factory installed software,
including the operating system, can be
restored from the Recovery CD-ROM
which came in the accessories box when
you purchased your notebook. (See
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software
from CD-ROM on page 160 for more
information.) Any application software
which you have purchased and installed
will have to be re-installed from the
original source. When doing a recovery
remember that you must allocate space
for the Save-to-Disk function if you have
it enabled. (See Setting Up Your Save-toDisk File Allocation on pages 114-115
for more information.)
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INTERNAL MODEM
Your LifeBook L Series is configured with a
56K fax/data/voice modem with v.90 support.
Figure 3-13 Internal Modem
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CAUTION
The internal modems on all Fujitsu
notebooks from Fujitsu PC Corporation
are not qualified for use with telephone
systems outside the United States and
Canada and may not operate in
other countries.
POINT
Modem voice functionality is not
supported under Windows NT 4.0.
INFRARED PORT
Infrared IrDA-compatible communication
is a function that allows for wireless data
transfer between your notebook and other
IrDA-compatible devices. Examples of IrDAcompatible devices are another computer or a
printer. When carrying out this kind of communication, both devices must be set so their
infrared ports are directly facing each other
without obstructions. A distance of 6" to 36"
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between the device ports is ideal. Dirt or
scratches on the lens of your notebook or the
other device will degrade performance.
If you are using Windows 98, you can use the
Infrared Recipient program for infrared file
transfers. LapLink software can also be used
for infrared file transfers in Windows 98. See
your online help for more information.
The following conditions may interfere with
infrared communications:
■ When the infrared communication ports
are not directly facing each other, or some
obstacle is between them.
■
When the infrared communication ports are
too far apart.
■
When a television or radio remote control
unit, or a wireless headphone is being
used nearby.
■
When a strong light such as direct sunlight,
fluorescent light, or incandescent light shines
on the port.
POINT
Windows NT 4.0 does not support the
infrared port on your LifeBook L Series.
CAUTION
Do not move either device during
communication as it may interrupt
data transmission.
CAUTION
Be careful not to scratch the infrared port
lens. Scratches, dirt or other surface
marks can effect operation.
POWER MANAGEMENT
Your LifeBook L Series has many features for
conserving battery power. Some power savings
features are automatic and have no user control, such as those for the internal modem,
while others depend on the parameters you set
to best suit your operating conditions. Other
power saving features turn the display brightness down, limit the use of high power devices,
activate an appropriate power savings profile,
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and put your notebook in Suspend mode when
not actually performing an operation. As with
all mobile, battery-powered computers, there
is a trade-off between performance and
power savings.
Internal power management for your notebook
may be controlled from settings made in the
BIOS setup utility, or from settings made in
your operating system.
Using the Suspend/Resume Button
When your notebook is active, the Suspend/
Resume button, (Figure 1-4 on page 5), can be
used to manually put your notebook into
Suspend mode. The Suspend/Resume button is
located next to the Status Indicator panel above
the keyboard of your notebook. (Figure 3-14.)
Push the Suspend/Resume button, when your
notebook is active but no Access indicators are
on and release the button (immediately). You
will hear two short beeps and then your system
will enter suspend mode.
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If your notebook is suspended, pushing the
Suspend/Resume button will return your notebook to active operation at the point where it
went into suspension. You can tell whether or
not your system is in Suspend mode by looking
at the Power indicator. (See page 26.) If it is visible and not flashing, your notebook is fully
operational. If it is visible and flashing, your
notebook is in Suspend mode. If it is not visible, the power is Off or your notebook is in
Save-to-Disk mode. (See pages 46-48.) When
you receive your LifeBook L Series it will be set
to the default, which is Suspend mode.
CAUTION
Loss of all power sources, including
batteries, while in Suspend mode will
cause loss of data and an inability
to return to operation with the
Suspend/Resume button.
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Figure 3-14 Suspend/Resume Button
Suspend Mode
The Suspend mode, or Standby mode in
Windows 98, saves the contents of your
notebook’s system memory during periods
of inactivity by maintaining power to critical
parts while turning off the CPU, the display,
the hard drive and all other internal components
except those necessary to maintain system memory, recognize the Suspend/Resume button and
restart. Your notebook can be put in Suspend
mode by:
■
Pressing the Suspend/Resume button when
your system is in the On state.
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Selecting System Suspend from the
PowerPanel toolbar menu (Windows NT).
■
Timing out from lack of activity.
■
Battery level reaching the Dead Battery
Warning condition.
Your notebook’s RAM typically stores the file(s)
on which you are working, the open application(s) and any other data required to support
the operation(s) in progress. When you resume
operation from Suspend mode, it returns to the
point in the operation where it left off. You
must use the Suspend/Resume button to
resume operation, and there must be an
adequate power source available, or your
notebook will not resume.
Using the Suspend/Resume Button to
Perform Save-to-Disk
When your notebook is active, the Suspend/
Resume button, (Figure 3-14.), can be used to
manually put your notebook into Save-To-Disk
mode. However, you must first enable Save-toDisk mode one of the following ways:
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For Windows 98 you must enable Saveto-Disk mode in the BIOS Setup utility
Power menu. (See pages 98-102 for more
information on the Power menu of the BIOS
Setup utility.)
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For Windows NT you can simply click the
Save-to-Disk activation button on the
PowerPanel toolbar menu. (See pages 51-54
for more information on PowerPanel.)
Push the Suspend/Resume button, when your
notebook is active but no Access indicators are
on and release the button (immediately). You
will hear two short beeps and then your system
will flash the Save-to-Disk screen, and enter
Save-to-Disk mode.
If your notebook is in Save-to-Disk mode,
pushing the Suspend/Resume button will
return your notebook to active operation at the
point where it went into Save-to-Disk mode.
You can tell whether or not your system is in
Save-to-Disk mode by looking at the Power
indicator. (See page 26.) If it is visible and not
flashing, your notebook is fully operational.
If it is visible and flashing, your notebook is in
Suspend mode. If it is not visible, the power is
Off or your notebook is in Save-to-Disk mode.
Save-to-Disk Mode
The Save-to-Disk function, saves the contents
of your notebook’s system memory to the hard
drive as part of the Suspend/Resume function.
Your notebook is setup to perform this function
in one way—two for Widnows NT—and can be
configured through the system BIOS to do it in
other ways.
Default Methods for using Save-to-Disk mode:
■
Press the Fn key together with the
Suspend/Resume button when activating the
suspend mode. The Save-to-Disk pop-up will
appear on your screen, simply wait until it
has finished and your notebook will go into
Save-to-Disk mode.
■
Windows NT users may also activate
the Save-to-Disk mode through their
PowerPanel toolbar.
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Customer configured BIOS methods:
■
Press the Suspend/Resume button until
acknowledged with Save-to-Disk mode
enabled from the Power menu of the
BIOS setup utility.
■
Select Standby from the Windows Shut down
menu with Save-to-Disk enabled by the BIOS
setup utility. (Windows 98 only.)
■
Time out from lack of activity with Save-ToDisk mode enabled from the Power Savings
menu of the BIOS setup utility.
Your notebook’s system memory typically stores
the file(s) on which you are working, the open
application(s) and any other data required to
support the operation(s) in progress. When the
Save-to-Disk function is activated your notebook
saves the contents of the system memory to a file
on the internal hard drive, and then automatically shuts off power to your notebook. When you
resume operation by pressing the Suspend/
Resume button, you return to the point in the
operation where you left off, before going into
Save-to-Disk mode.
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CAUTION
Be sure you know which settings are
active for the Suspend/Resume button
before you use it; misuse can result in
data loss. (See the Power Menu of the
BIOS setup utility, pages 98-102, for
more information.)
CAUTION
The Suspend or Save-to-Disk mode
should not be used with certain PC Cards.
Check your PC Card documentation for
more information.
POINT
Disabling the Suspend/Resume button
prevents it from being used to put your
notebook in Suspend or Save-to-Disk
mode. The resume function of the button
cannot be disabled. (See the Power
Menu of the BIOS setup utility, pages
98-102, for more information.)
POINT
If your notebook is active when you
enter the Suspend or Save-to-Disk mode,
changes to open files are not lost. The
files are left open and memory is kept
active during Suspend mode or the
memory is transferred to the internal
hard drive during Save-to-Disk mode.
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CAUTION
If you are running your notebook on
battery power, be aware that the battery
continues to discharge while your notebook is in suspend mode, though not as
fast as when fully operational. With a
fully charged internal Lithium ion battery
the suspend mode will maintain your
status for 24 hours or more.
POINT
When PC Cards or external devices are
in use, Save-to-Disk mode cannot return
to the exact state prior to suspension,
because all of the peripheral devices will
be re-initialized when the system restarts.
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POINT
The main advantage of using the
Save-to-Disk function is that power is
not required to maintain your data. This
is particularly important if you will be
leaving your notebook in a suspended
state for a prolonged period of time. The
drawback of using Save-to-Disk mode
is that it lengthens the power down and
power up sequences and resets
peripheral devices.
POINT
Save-to-Disk mode requires allocating a
significant amount of hard drive capacity
for saving all system memory, which
reduces your usable disk space. When
you purchase your notebook it will have
space allocated for the memory installed.
If you upgrade the original system by
adding a memory upgrade module without changing the size of your Save-toDisk allocation you will get an error message when you try to activate Save-toDisk mode and it will not work. (Refer to
Resetting the Save-to-Disk parameters
on page 115 for more information see
the caution on page 115 concerning
Windows NT.) If you need help
contact your support representative
for recommendations.
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Idle Mode
Idle mode is one of the power management
parameters. When Idle mode is enabled the
CPU is put into low-speed operation when
there is no activity (keystroke, pointer action,
sound generation, video display change,
modem transmission or reception, etc.) on
your notebook for 16 seconds. Any activity
will cause the normal operation to restart
automatically. This feature is independent of
the Suspend/Resume modes. This parameter is
enabled and disabled in the BIOS setup utility.
(See page 100.)
Standby Mode
Standby mode is one of the power management
parameters. When Standby mode is activated,
your notebook puts the CPU in low-speed
operation, shuts off the display and turns off
the hard drive when there is no activity (keystroke, pointer action, sound generation, video
display change, modem transmission or reception, etc.) on your notebook for the user selected time-out period. (See page 100.) Any activity
will cause your notebook to return to normal
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operation automatically. This feature is independent of the Suspend/Resume button. This
parameter is enabled and disabled in the BIOS
setup utility.
POINT
The Idle mode and Standby mode features described above are only available
in Windows NT. Windows 98 has its own
integrated power management features
that include the functionality of those
listed above.
Video Timeout
The Video Timeout is one of the power management parameters which saves power by
turning off the display if there is no keyboard
or pointer activity for the user selected timeout
period. Any keyboard or pointer activity will
cause the display to restart automatically. This
feature is independent of the Suspend/Resume
button. This parameter is enabled and disabled
in the BIOS setup utility. (See page 99.)
Hard Disk Timeout
The Hard Disk Timeout is one of the power
management parameters which saves power
by turning off the hard drive if there is no hard
drive access for the timeout period which has
been set in the BIOS setup utility. (See page 99)
Any attempt to access the hard drive will cause
the hard drive to restart automatically. This feature is independent of the Suspend/
Resume button. This parameter is enabled
and disabled in the BIOS setup utility.
Windows Power Management
Control Panels
The Power Management icon in the Windows
98 Control Panel allows you to configure some
of the power management settings that are
normally controlled by the BIOS. For instance,
you can set timeout values in the Power
Management Control Panel for turning off
the display and for turning off hard disks.
You can specify these timeout values based on
whether you are running on batteries or AC.
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PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE
Your LifeBook L470 Series comes with valuable
pre-installed software for data and file transfer,
playing audio files, virus protection, and
Power Management.
All of the pre-installed software can be accessed
from the Program folder of the Windows Start
menu. If you aren’t sure what software is preinstalled check the Program folder. If you need
assistance with an individual application use
their online help.
POINT
You can modify the setup of certain
audio parameters in the BIOS setup
utility, Advanced Menu – Multimedia
Device Configuration Submenu.
(See page 83.)
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ESS AudioRack
The control of the AudioRack player software
(AudioRack32) resembles the front panels of
a rack of stereo equipment and is operated in
much the same way.
In AudioRack32 the AudioDrive panel lets
you turn on and off the available functions.
When you left-click on a button it will activate.
When a function is active, its button on the
AudioDrive shows a green dot and its control
panel is in the equipment rack. When it is off
the dot on the button is black and the control
panel is not in the rack. You activate a slider or
knob on a control panel by dragging it. The
functions available are DAT (Digital Audio
Tape player), 3D (3D-Stereo sound control),
MIDI, Mixer and CD (Audio CD player).
ESS AudioRack is pre-installed on Windows 98
systems only.
POINT
For maximum frequency response and
bandwidth, leave the graphic equalizer
levels at the mid-point (zero level). To
customize the frequency response to
your personal taste, adjust accordingly.
CAUTION
The ESS AudioRack volume settings
set the maximum volume level of the
hardware volume control knob for
that function.
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LapLink
LapLink, by Traveling Software, file transfer
software provides direct file transfers to other
computers. Data transfers can be performed via
internal modem, a PC Card modem, the
infrared port, a serial cable, or a parallel cable
(cables are not included). See the LapLink
online help screens for operating instructions.
LapLink is pre-installed on Windows 98
systems only.
Card Executive
Card Executive by Phoenix Technologies, allows
you to configure PCMCIA cards in Windows
NT 4.0. Consult on-line documentation for
information on how to use the program. Card
Executive is pre-installed on Windows NT 4.0
systems only.
McAfee VirusScan
Running your McAfee VirusScan program after
loading data or programs from a floppy disk,
CD-ROM, modem data transfer, or infrared
data transfer is a precaution that will protect
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the data on your hard drive from contamination or destruction. See your VirusScan online
help screens or online manual for information
on how and when to run this program. McAfee
VirusScan is pre-installed on both operating
sytems (Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0).
PMSet 98
PMSet 98 is a power management application
which allows you to monitor battery status and
configure your LCD display to conserve power.
See your online help screens for information on
how to use the program.
PMSet 98 is pre-installed on Windows 98
systems only.
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view,
navigate, and print PDF files across all major
computing platforms.
POINT
Due to the fact that the LifeBook LSeries hardware does not support ‘CPU
Clock Control’ this option is not selectable in the ‘Power Control’ tab of the
PMSet 98 application.
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PowerPanel
PowerPanel by Phoenix Technologies provides
Windows desktop access to a comprehensive
combination of power management settings
without entering the BIOS setup utility.
PowerPanel is pre-installed on Windows NT
systems only.
The PowerPanel icon looks like an atom with
its cloud of electrons. This icon will open the
PowerPanel menu. You can view the menu in
icon format along the edge of your desktop by
moving the cursor against the edge where you
have chosen to keep your PowerPanel toolbar
and letting it sit there until the toolbar appears.
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(The default position for the toolbar is the left
side of the screen, but you can move it to
whichever edge you like by dragging.)
The power management toolbar has ten power
profile choices and six activation choices.
When you switch to AC power operation the
PowerPanel toolbar will automatically change
to indicate AC power operation and will show
the AC Power profile as active.
The profiles are groups of system settings
designed to fit power operation to specific user
operating conditions. The activations are shortcut ways to turn on specific power management features of your notebook. Some of the
profiles can be edited and saved from the
PowerPanel application, some can be edited
and saved from the BIOS setup utility and only
viewed from PowerPanel, and some are factory
set and can only be viewed from either
PowerPanel or the BIOS setup utility.
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The profile choices are:
(This group is factory set.)
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Maximum Battery Life.
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Maximum Performance.
■
Power Management Off.
(This one is set only from the
BIOS setup utility.)
■
Custom Settings.
(This group is set from PowerPanel.)
■
Hard Disk Standby.
■
Modem Power Toggle.
■
Video Standby.
The factory set Maximum Power Savings profile
is designed around trade offs of performance
and battery life. For true maximum battery life
keep the display and volume levels as low as
possible and use the custom settings recommended in Section Four on page 101.
POWERPANEL ONLINE HELP
■
Presentation.
■
Green PC.
■
Word Processing.
■
Communication.
To access help with your power management
settings, move your cursor to the PowerPanel
toolbar and right click. (See Clicking on
page 31.) From the menu that appears select
PowerPanel Help Topics.
■
Games.
POWERPANEL CUSTOMIZATION
The activation choices are:
■
System Suspend.
■
System Save-to-Disk.
■
System Standby.
To modify your PowerPanel toolbar or create
a custom toolbar, move your cursor to the
PowerPanel toolbar and right click. From the
menu that appears select Customize. Within the
Customize dialog box you can choose to have
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the toolbar display at all times or to use your
custom toolbar. You can also select from the
same menu to Hide the toolbar. If you hide the
toolbar you will have to double click on the
edge where the toolbar was located to display it.
Turns off power management control from
Windows and PowerPanel and turns it over
directly to the BIOS.
If you select Exit from the PowerPanel
menu you will turn off the PowerPanel completely. To turn it back on, go to the Program
folder of the Start menu, select PowerPanel and
click on it.
The Custom Settings profile has those power
saving parameters that you set in the BIOS
setup utility using the Power Savings Menu
Customize feature. (See Power Savings on
page 99.)
MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE PROFILE
The Maximum Battery Life profile is a factory
installed combination of timeouts and other
power savings parameters read directly from
the BIOS, and chosen as the settings that will
produce the longest possible battery life.
MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE PROFILE
The Maximum Performance profile is a factory
installed combination of timeouts and other
power savings parameters read directly from
the BIOS and chosen as the settings that will
produce superior performance with reasonable
battery life.
CUSTOM SETTINGS PROFILE
POINT
The Maximum Power Savings, Maximum
Performance, and Power Management
Off profiles are read only. The Custom
Settings Profile can only be changed
from the BIOS setup Utility.
PRESENTATION PROFILE
The Presentation profile is the same combination of timeouts and other power savings parameters as the Maximum Battery Life profile
except that the display is never turned off. (This
profile was designed to enhance the use of your
notebook for slide show style presentations.)
GREEN PC PROFILE
The Green PC profile has the Video timeout
and the Hard Drive timeout enabled.
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WORD PROCESSING PROFILE
The Word Processing profile is a factory
installed combination of timeouts and other
power savings parameters chosen as the settings
that will produce superior performance with
reasonable battery life when using your notebook for doing word processing.
COMMUNICATION PROFILE
The Communication profile is a factory
installed combination of timeouts and other
power savings parameters chosen as the settings
that will produce superior performance with
reasonable battery life when using your notebook with the modem active such as during
Internet, fax or speakerphone activities.
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GAMES PROFILE
The Games profile is a factory installed combination of timeouts and other power savings
parameters chosen as the settings that will produce superior performance with reasonable battery life when playing games on your notebook.
SYSTEM SUSPEND ACTIVATION
Clicking on the Suspend button or selecting
System Suspend on the PowerPanel menu will
put your notebook in Suspend mode. Pressing
the Suspend/Resume button turns the power
back on and lets you begin where you left off.
(See Figure 3-14 on page 45, and Suspend Mode
on pages 45-46.)
SYSTEM SAVE-TO-DISK ACTIVATION
Clicking on the Save-to-Disk button or selecting System Save to Disk on the PowerPanel
menu will put your notebook in Save-to-Disk
mode. Your notebook will be left in the
Windows 98 pseudo-off state. If the power
switch is not turned off your notebook can be
restarted by pressing the Suspend/Resume button which will cause the system memory to
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reload from the hard drive and let you begin
where you left off. (See Figure 3-14 on page 45,
and Save-to-Disk Mode on pages 46-48.)
SYSTEM STANDBY ACTIVATION
Clicking on the System Standby button or
selecting System Standby on the PowerPanel
menu will put your notebook in Standby mode.
You can return your notebook to normal operation by performing any activity such as pressing
a key or touching the pointing device.
HARD DISK STANDBY ACTIVATION
Clicking on the Hard Disk Standby button or
selecting Hard Disk Standby on the PowerPanel
menu will turn off your internal hard drive. You
can return your notebook to normal operation
by performing any hard drive operation.
MODEM POWER TOGGLE
Clicking on the Modem Power Toggle
button or selecting Modem Power Toggle on
the PowerPanel menu will turn the power to
your modem on or off. To turn it to the other
condition select Modem Power Toggle again.
VIDEO STANDBY ACTIVATION
Clicking on the Video Standby button or selecting Video Standby on the PowerPanel menu
turns off the power to the display. You can
return your notebook to normal operation by
performing any activity such as pressing a key
or touching the Touchpad pointing device.
PHOENIX NOTEDOCK FOR WINDOWS NT 4.0
Phoenix NoteDock for NT allows you to hotdock and hot-swap devices with your LifeBook
L470 Series notebook when using the Windows
NT 4.0 operating system.
DATA SECURITY
Your LifeBook L Series has a built-in hardware
control password security feature that allows
you to protect the data stored in the notebook
from unauthorized access. Your operating system and some applications have software control password security features that allow you to
protect all or portions of the data stored in the
notebook from unauthorized access.
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Hardware Data Security Features
When you are using your notebook built-in
hardware control password to gain access to the
notebook the actual password will not appear
on the screen. This is a safety precaution. The
hardware control security parameters are set
from the BIOS setup utility. (See Security Menu
on pages 94-97 for more information on setting
and clearing passwords and enabling and
disabling built-in security features.)
Software Data Security Features
The operating system and some applications
have security features that are independent of
the built-in hardware protection features that
are controlled from the BIOS. See your software
documentation for more information about
these features.
Your
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L
Series
CAUTION
Make sure you memorize your passwords, both hardware and software.
If you forget, you may not be able to use
the notebook, and you will have to contact your service provider and arrange to
have them reset the hardware system
password. See your software documentation for what to do if you forget your
software security password(s).
CAUTION
Software security feature passwords may
not be the same as the hardware security
passwords. Be sure you know which
features are controlled from software and
which from hardware or you may lock
yourself out of your own data or lock up
your hardware and not be able to operate your notebook.
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Using
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T h r e e
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Configuring Your LifeBook L Series
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Identifying the Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Navigating Through the Setup Utility . . . . . 61
Main Menu – Setting Standard
System Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Advanced Menu – Setting Device
Feature Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Security Menu – Setting the
Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Power Menu – Setting Power
Management Feature Controls . . . . . . . 98
Boot Menu – Selecting the
Operating System Source . . . . . . . . . 105
Info Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Exit Menu – Leaving the Setup Utility . . . . 111
Setting Up Your Save-To-Disk
File Allocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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SECTION FOUR
CONFIGURING YOUR LIFEBOOK
L SERIES FROM FUJITSU
This section explains the BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS setup utility is required to set the
date, time, power management modes, data
security passwords and other operating
parameters of your notebook.
BOOT SEQUENCE
Each time you power up or restart your
LifeBook L Series, it goes through a quiet boot
sequence that displays a Fujitsu logo until your
operating system is loaded. During quiet boot,
your notebook is performing a standard boot
sequence including a Power On Self Test
(POST). To access the ability to change the
drive that will be used for finding the operating
system, press the Esc key anytime while the
Fujitsu logo is displayed. To enter the BIOS
setup utility press the F2 key anytime while
the Fujitsu logo is displayed. When the boot
sequence is completed without a failure and
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without a request for the setup utility, the system displays the Windows opening screen. The
boot sequence is executed when:
■
You turn on power to the system using the
power switch on the left side panel of your
notebook. (Figure 2-5 on page 16.)
■
You restart your computer from the Windows
98 Shutdown Menu of the Start Menu.
■
The software initiates a system restart.
Example: When you install a new application.
■
You reset the system by pressing the three
keys Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time twice in a
row. This method is not recommended since
it can result in loss of data.
POINT
The BIOS setup utility is entered by
pressing the F2 key during the boot while
the Fujitsu logo is on the screen.
POINT
When error messages occur see Section
Six (pages 156-158) for help in understanding the meaning and required
actions to be taken.
IDENTIFYING THE DRIVES
Your notebook uses drive letters (Example A:,
B:, C:, D:, E:) to identify internal and external
devices such as hard drives, floppy disk drives,
CD-ROM drives and PC Cards. The most commonly assigned drive designators are listed
below. If you add other devices, the drive designators may be different. See your operating system manual for setting drive designators.
Drive Designators
A only: Floppy disk drive.
Built in the Mobile LAN Dock,
accessible when the Floppy disk
drive is configured in the Detachable
Bay, or used with an external flopp
disk drive.
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POINT
The BIOS setup utility is entered by
pressing the F2 key during the boot while
the Fujitsu logo is on the screen.Please
consult the documentation that comes
with your Optional Super Disk Drive for
instructions on how to configure the
drive as a bootable floppy drive.
The BIOS setup utility is a program that sets
the operating environment for your notebook.
It is referred to in this publication as the
setup utility. There is no need to set or change
the BIOS’s environment to operate your
notebook. It is set at the factory for normal
operating conditions.
The setup utility configures:
■
Standard system parameters, such as date
and time.
■
Device control features parameters, such as
I/O addresses, and boot device.
■
Power Management parameters that help to
conserve your notebook's batteries.
■
System Data Security feature parameters,
such as passwords.
CAUTION
A bootable CD-ROM may have either a
floppy disk format or a hard drive format.
When using a bootable CD-ROM, drive
designations will automatically change
according to which format is used. (See
page 66 for more information.)
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or
A or D: Super Disk Drive.
The Super Disk drive will have the A:
designation when configured in the
BIOS as a bootable floppy device
and in the Detachable Bay at system
boot up.
The Super Disk drive will have the D:
designation when hot-swapped into
the Optional Detachable Bay while
the LifeBook is operating, and is
not subsequently configured as a
bootable drive.
C only: Hard drive.
Installed inside your notebook.
D or E: Unless the LS120 is configured as D;
in which case CD-ROM will be E.
D:
CD-ROM drive.
Built-in the Mobile LAN Dock or
accessible when the CD-ROM
drive is configured in the Optional
Detachable Bay.
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You will only have to change the utility settings
if you want to:
■
Change the date or time. (You can also
do this without entering the setup utility,
through your operating system.) (See your
operating system manual.)
■
Change the primary boot device.
■
Change the power saving parameter settings.
(For a more convenient process, see the
PowerPanel section on pages 51-54.)
■
Change a port address or other parameter.
■
Change an audio parameter setting.
■
Change the selection of whether to use the
built-in display, an external monitor or both.
(For a more convenient process, see the Fn Key
description on page 34.)
■
Change the system data security settings.
Routinely Entering the Setup Utility
You can enter the setup utility whenever you
turn on or reset the system. To do this:
1. Allow the system to start booting.
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2. As soon as the Fujitsu Logo appears on
the screen, press the F2 key.
modify the settings of the setup utility, as
described in the following steps:
3. The Main Menu of the setup utility appears
with the current settings displayed.
1. When you turn on or restart the computer
there is a beep and/or the following message
appears on the screen:
4. If you wish to go to one of the other setup
menus, press the Ó or the È key to find the
menu you require.
POINT
If your data security settings require it,
you may be asked for a password before
the Main Menu will appear.
Entering the Setup Utility After a
Configuration Change or System Failure
If there has been a change in the system configuration that does not agree with the parameter
settings stored in your BIOS memory, or there
is a failure in the system, the system beeps
and/or displays an error message after the
Power On Self Test (POST). If the failure is not
too severe, it will give you the opportunity to
Error message - please run SETUP
program Press <F1> key to continue, <F2> to run SETUP
2. If an error message is displayed on the screen,
and you want to continue with the boot
process and start the operating system
anyway, press the F1 key.
POINT
If your data security settings require it, you
may be asked for a password before the
operating system will be opened.
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If your notebook beeps a series of
beeps that sounds like a code and the
display is blank, please refer to the
Troubleshooting Section. (See pages
146-154.) The Troubleshooting Section
includes a list of error messages and
their meanings. (See pages 156-158.)
3. If an error message is displayed on the screen,
and you want to enter the setup
utility, press the F2 key.
4. When the setup utility starts with a
fault present, the system displays the
following message:
Warning!
Error message
[Continue]
5. Press any key to enter the setup utility. The
system will then display the Main Menu with
current parameter values.
NAVIGATING THROUGH
THE SETUP UTILITY
The BIOS setup utility consists of seven menus;
MAIN, ADVANCED, SECURITY, POWER
BOOT, INFO and EXIT. The remainder
of Section Three explains each menu in turn
including all submenus and setup items.
The following procedures allow you to navigate
the setup utility menus:
1. To select a menu, use the cursor keys: Ó , È.
2. To select a field within a menu or a submenu,
use the cursor keys: Õ, Ô.
3. To select the different values for each field,
press the Spacebar or + to change to the next
higher selection and F5 or - to go to the next
lower selection.
4. To activate a submenu press the Enter key.
5. To return to a menu from a submenu, press
the Esc key.
6. To go to the Exit Menu from any other menu,
press the Esc key.
POINT
Selecting a field causes a help message
about that field to be displayed on the
right-hand side of the screen.
7. Pressing the F9 key resets all items in the
current menu to the default values. You
will be asked to verify this action before
it is executed.
8. Pressing the F10 key saves the current BIOS
configuration and exits the BIOS setup utility.
You will be asked to verify this action before
it is executed.
9. Pressing the F1 key will give you a general
help screen.
POINT
The BIOS Setup screens on the following
pages are only a representation of the
actual BIOS Setup screens. Your setup
screens may vary.
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CAUTION
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MAIN MENU – SETTING
STANDARD SYSTEM PARAMETERS
Main
The Main Menu allows you to set or view the
current System Parameters. Follow the preceding instructions for Navigating Through The
Setup Utility to make any changes.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Exit
Item Specific Help
System Time:
System Date:
[14:57:01]
[03/20/1998]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44/1.25 Mb 31/2"]
▲ ▲
Primary Master
Secondary Master
Model# of Drive Installed
[NONE]
System Memory:
Extended Memory:
Memory Cache
640 KB
63 MB
▲
Table 4-1 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Main menu, all of the options for each
field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information
needed to help understand the field's use.
Advanced
Language:
[English (US)]
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
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F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
System Time and System Date can
also be set from your operating system
without using the setup utility. Use the
calendar and time icon on your Windows
Control panel or type time or date from
the MS-DOS prompt.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-1 Main Menu
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Table 4-1 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Main Menu
Options
—
Default
—
Description
Sets and displays the current time. Time is in a 24 hour format of
hours:minutes:seconds with 2 digits for each. (HH:MM:SS).
Example: 16:45:57. You may change each segment of the time
separately. Move between the segments with the Tab key and/or
Shift + Tab keys.
System Date:
—
—
Sets and displays the current date. Date is in a month/day/year
numeric format with 2 digits each for month and day and 4 digits
for year. (MM/DD/YYYY) for example: 03/20/1997. You may
change each segment of the date separately. Move between the
segments with the Tab key and/or Shift + Tab keys.
Legacy Diskette A:
1.44/1.25 MB, 3½";
Disabled.
1.44/1.25 MB, 3½"
Sets the format for floppy disk drive A if it is installed.
Primary Master:
Selects the Primary
Master Adapter
submenu.
Model # of Drive Installed. Displays the type of internal hard drive the BIOS believes is in
use. The internal hard drive is connected to the Primary Master
Adapter. When this field is selected it opens the Master Adapter
submenu. You can then change hard drive parameters to suit your
particular drive.
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Menu Field
System Time:
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Table 4-1 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Main Menu
Menu Field
Secondary Master:
Options
Selects the Secondary
Master Adapter Submenu.
Default
NONE
Description
Displays the type of CD-ROM drive the BIOS believes is in use.
The display will be different if your notebook is operating in
an Mobile LAN Dock. The CD-ROM drive connects to the
Secondary Master Adapter. When this field is selected it opens
the Secondary Adapter submenu. You can then change CD-ROM
drive parameters to suit your particular drive.
System Memory:
—
640 KB
Displays the size of system memory, which is detected
automatically and cannot be changed by the setup utility.
Extended Memory:
—
63 MB
Displays the size of extended memory which is detected
automatically and cannot be changed by the setup utility.
Memory Cache:
Selects the Memory
Cache Submenu.
-
Allows you to set your system to use external memory cache.
Language:
English (US);
Japanese (JP).
[English (US)]
The language selection controls the language in the BIOS screens
and the power up screen. It does not change the operating system
display so the desktop is not affected.
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Table 4-2 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Primary/Secondary Master Adapter
submenu, all of the options for each field, the
default settings and a description of the field's
function and any special information needed
to help understand the field's use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Primary Master [TOSHIBA MK4309MAT]
Type:
Cylinders:
Heads:
Sectors:
Maximum Capacity:
[Auto]
[ 8944]
[15]
[63]
4327 MB
Multi-Sector Transfers:
LBA Mode Control:
Transfer Mode:
Ultra DMA Mode:
[16 Sectors]
[Enabled]
[FAST PIO 4 / DMA]
[Mode 2]
Item Specific Help
User = you enter
parameters of hard-disk
drive installed at this
connection.
Auto = autotypes
ATA/ATAPI drive
installed here.
CD-ROM = a CD-ROM
drive is installed here.
ATAPI Removable =
removable disk drive is
installed here.
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Primary/Secondary Master Submenu
of the Main Menu
The Primary Master and Secondary Master
Adapter submenus are identical. The Primary
Master Adapter is connected to the internal
hard drive. The Secondary Master Adapter is
connected to the Mobile LAN Dock port and
from there to the CD-ROM drive. The type of
drive is shown at the top of the Menu. Follow
the instructions for Navigating Through the
Setup Utility to make any changes. (See page 61.)
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-2 Master Adapter Submenu
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Table 4-2 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Master Adapter Submenu
Menu Field
Type:
Options
Auto; None;
CD-ROM; ATAPI
Removable; User.
Default
[Auto]
Description
Allows you to configure the interface for almost any drive. When
Auto is selected the BIOS detects the control parameters from the
drive itself and displays them. The user can not change any of the
other menu items when Auto is selected. The None selection is to
use if there is no drive connected to that Adapter. No parameters
are displayed. The CD-ROM selection lets you set the parameters
that are displayed. The User selection lets you set the parameters
that are displayed except the total capacity which is detected
and displayed.
Cylinders: (Available to
change only when Type =
User. Displayed when
Type =Auto and a
hard drive is detected.
Not displayed for
other selections.)
A number between
0 and 65,535.
—
Sets the number of cylinders for the drive. This field can be
changed by incrementing (pressing the Spacebar or Hyphen key)
or by typing in the number.
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Table 4-2 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Master Adapter Submenu
Options
A number between
1 and 16.
Default
—
Description
Sets the number of sectors on the drive. This field can be changed
by incrementing (pressing the Spacebar or Hyphen key) or by
typing in the number.
Sectors: (Available
to change only when
Type =User. Displayed
when Type = Auto
and a hard drive is
detected. Not displayed
for other sections.)
A number between
0 and 63.
—
Sets the number of cylinders for the drive. This field can be
changed by incrementing (pressing the Spacebar or Hyphen key)
or by typing in the number.
Maximum Capacity:
Display only.
(Displayed for Type =
User and for Type = Auto
and a hard drive is detected.
Not displayed for other
selections.)
Four
Menu Field
Head: (Available to
change only when
Type = User. Displayed
when Type = Auto and a
hard drive is detected
Not displayed for
other selections.)
—
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Table 4-2 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Master Adapter Submenu
Menu Field
Multi-Sector Transfers:
(Available to change only
when Type = User,
CD-ROM or ATAPI
Removable. Displayed
when Type = Auto and
a hard drive or CD-ROM
is detected. Not displayed
for other selections.)
Options
Disabled; 2 Sectors;
4 Sectors; 8 Sectors;
16 Sectors; MAX 32;
MAX 64; MAX 128.
Default
—
Description
Sets the number of sectors allowed in a block transfer.
LBA Mode Control:
(Available to change
only when Type =
User, CD-ROM or
ATAPI Removable.
Displayed when
Type=Auto and a hard
drive or CD-ROM
is detected. Not
displayed for other
selections.)
Enabled; Disabled.
—
Enables or disables logical Block Addressing in place of Cylinder,
Head, Sector addressing.
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Menu Field
Transfer Mode: (Available
to change only when
Type= User, CD-ROM
or ATAPI Removable.
Displayed when Type=
Auto and a hard drive
or CD-ROM is detected.
Not displayed for other
selections.)
Options
Standard, Fast
PIO 1; Fast PIO 2;
Fast PIO 3; Fast PIO 4;
Fast PIO 3/DMA;
Fast PIO 4/DMA.
Default
—
Description
Selects the data movement method for the drive.
Ultra DMA Mode:
(Available to change only
when Type = User,
CD-ROM or ATAPI
Removable. Displayed
when Type = Auto and
a hard drive or CD-ROM
is detected. Not displayed
for other selections.)
Disabled; Mode 0;
Mode 1; Mode 2.
—
Selects the DMA transfer mode for the drive.
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CAUTION
Be careful of the operating environment
when booting from a CD-ROM or you
may overwrite files by mistake.
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CAUTION
A bootable CD-ROM may have either
a floppy disk format or a hard drive
format. When the bootable CD-ROM
is used the drive allocations change
automatically without changing the
BIOS setup. If a floppy disk format
CD-ROM is used the CD-ROM becomes
Drive A. If a hard disk format CD-ROM
is used the internal hard drive becomes
Drive D and the CD-ROM becomes
Drive C and all other drive designators
shift as necessary. The boot sequence
ignores the new drive designations,
however, your application software
will use the new designations.
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Memory Cache – Submenu
The Memory Cache submenu provides the ability to enable or disable L2 cache memory for
your processor. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 61.)
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Memory Cache
External
L2 Cache:Cache:
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
Enable L2 cache.
Four
Table 4-3 shows the names of the menu fields for
the Memory Cache submenu, all the options for
each field, the default settings and a description
of the field’s function and any special information needed to help understand the field’s use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-3 Memory Cache Submenue of the Main Menu
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Table 4-3 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Memory Cache Submenu
Menu Field
L2 Cache:
Options
Enabled; Disabled.
Exiting from the Main Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters
on this menu, you can either exit from the setup
utility, or move to another menu. If you wish to
exit from the setup utility, press the Esc key or
use the cursor keys to go to the Exit menu. If
you wish to move to another menu, use the
cursor keys. (See Navigating Through the Setup
Utility on page 61 for more information.)
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Default
[Enabled]
Description
Turns external memory cache on and off.
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ADVANCED MENU – SETTING
DEVICE FEATURE CONTROLS
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Exit
The Advanced Menu allows you to:
Item Specific Help
■
Set audio function I/O address, interrupt
level and DMA channel.
■
Select between the display panel and an
external CRT display.
■
Enable or disable compensation for
your display.
■
Set keyboard and mouse features.
Table 4-4 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Advanced Menu, all of the options for
each field, the default settings and a description
of the field's function and any special information needed to help understand the field's use.
DMI Event Logging
ACPI Features
Select 'Yes' if you
are using a Plug &
Play capable
operating system.
Select 'No' if you
need the BIOS to
configure non-boot
devices.
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
Follow the instructions for Navigating Through
the Setup Utility to make any changes.
(See page 61.)
I/O Device Configuration
Keyboard/Mouse Features
Multimedia Device Configuration
Video Features
PCI Configuration
[Yes]
[No]
Four
Set the communication modes.
▲
■
Plug & Play O/S:
Secured Setup Configurations:
▲
Set the I/O addresses for the ports.
▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲
■
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-4 Advanced Menu
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Table 4-4 Field Names, Options and Defaults for the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Plug & Play O/S:
Options
Yes; No.
Default
[Yes]
Description
Allows you to inform the BIOS whether your operating system is
capable of plug and play operation.
Secured Setup
Configurations:
Yes; No.
[No]
Allows you to prevent plug and play operations from changing
system settings.
I/O Device
Configuration:
Selects the I/O Device.
Configuration submenu.
—
This menu allows you to set I/O addresses and interrupt levels for
most input/output devices.
Keyboard/Mouse Features:
Selects the Keyboard/
Mouse Features submenu.
—
This menu allows changing some of the mouse and
keyboard parameters.
Multimedia Device
Configuration:
Selects the Multimedia
Device Configuration
submenu.
—
This menu allows setting of address and interrupts for
multimedia devices.
Video Features:
Selects the Video
Features submenu.
—
This menu allows setting up the display.
PCI Configuration:
Selects the PCI
Configuration submenu.
—
This menu provides access to an additional submenu and allows
enabling and disabling of the internal modem.
DMI Event Logging:
Selects the DMI Event
Logging submenu.
—
This menu allows setting of the Desktop Management Interface
(DMI) parameters.
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If you purchased an L-Series notebook
pre-loaded with the Windows NT 4.0
operating system, the default setting for
Plug & Play O/S will be “No”. This setting is optimal for NT functionality with
your notebook.
CAUTION
I/O addresses, DMA channels and
Interrupt levels can be entered in various
ways, including via the BIOS setup
utility, the control software for the I/O
device, or the hardware. If any two
ports or devices, serial or parallel, have
the same I/O address assigned your
notebook will not function normally.
Please keep a record of original settings
before making any changes in the event
that a restoration is required. See your
hardware and software documentation
as well as the setup utility to determine
settings, limitations, etc.
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I/O Device Configuration
Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The I/O Device Configuration submenu provides
the ability to set the I/O addresses and interrupt
levels for ports of your notebook. Follow the
instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See page 61.)
Table 4-5 shows the names of the menu fields
for the I/O Device Configuration submenu, all
of the options for each field, the default settings
and a description of the field's function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field's use.
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I/O Device Configuration
Serial port A:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Serial port B:
Mode:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Base I/O address:
DMA channel:
Parallel port:
Mode:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Floppy disk controller:
Local Bus IDE adapter:
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[3F8]
[IRQ 4]
[Enabled]
[FIR]
[2E8]
[IRQ 3]
[118]
[DMA 3]
[Enabled]
[Bi-directional]
[378]
[IRQ 7]
[Enabled]
[Both]
Configure serial port A
using options:
[Disabled]
No configuration
[Enabled]
User configuration
[Auto]
BIOS or OS chooses
configuration
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
To prevent IRQ and address conflicts,
avoid changing the default settings.
If you must change the settings, you
can call 1-800-8FUJITSU for
technical assistance.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Figure 4-5 I/O Device Configuration
POINT
All I/O addresses in Table 4-5 are in hexadecimal.
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Table 4-5 Fields, Options and Defaults for the I/O Device Configuration Submenu
Options
Auto; Disabled; Enabled.
Default
[Enabled]
Description
Selects configuration method for serial port A. Serial port A is
the external serial port. The selection Auto makes the BIOS or
operating system choose the configuration. The Disabled selection means that serial port A is not configured for use. The
Enabled selection provides for configuration setup by the user.
When Enabled is selected the choices for setting Base I/O address
and Interrupt level are displayed.
Base I/O address:
(Displayed only when
serial port A is set
to Enabled.)
3F8; 2F8; 3E8; 2E8.
[3F8]
Sets the Base I/O address for serial port A.
Interrupt: (Displayed only
when serial port A is set
to Enabled.)
IRQ 3; IRQ 4;
IRQ 10; IRQ 11.
[IRQ 4]
Sets the interrupt level for serial port A.
CAUTION
The BIOS will warn you that there is a resource conflict by placing a yellow
asterisk next to the device(s) in conflict.
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Menu Field
Serial port A:
POINT
If you purchased an L-Series notebook pre-loaded with the
Windows NT 4.0 operating system, the default setting for
Serial Port B will be “Disabled”. This setting is optimal for
NT functionality with your notebook.
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Table 4-5 Fields, Options and Defaults for the I/O Device Configuration Submenu
Menu Field
Serial port B:
Options
Auto; Disabled; Enabled.
Default
[Enabled]
Description
Selects configuration method for serial port B. Serial port B is the
serial port which is the infrared port. The selection Auto makes
the BIOS or operating system choose the configuration except for
mode. The Disabled selection means that serial port B is not configured for use. The Enabled selection provides for configuration
setup by the user. When Enabled is selected the choices for setting
Base I/O address and interrupt level are displayed.
Mode: (Displayed if
serial port B is not
disabled.)
FIR; IrDA.
[FIR]
Selects the speed and format of the infrared port.
Base I/O address:
(Displayed only when
serial port B is set
to Enabled.)
3F8; 2F8; 3E8; 2E8.
[2E8]
Selects the Base I/O address for serial port B.
Interrupt: (Displayed only
when serial port B is set
to Enabled.)
IRQ 3; IRQ 4;
IRQ 10; IRQ 11.
[IRQ 3]
Sets the interrupt level for serial port B.
Base I/O address:
(Displayed only when
serial port B is set
to Enabled.)
100; 108; 110; 118.
[118]
Sets the Base I/O address for the FIR mode operation.
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Menu Field
DMA channel: (Displayed
only when serial port B
is set to Enabled.)
Options
DMA 1; DMA 3.
Default
[DMA 3]
Description
Sets the DMA channel for the FIR mode of operation.
Parallel port:
Auto; Disabled; Enabled.
[Enabled]
Selects configuration method for parallel port. The selection
Auto makes the BIOS or operating system choose the configuration. The Disabled selection means that the parallel port is not
configured for use. The Enabled selection provides for configurtion setup by the user. When Enabled is selected the choices for
setting Base I/O address and Interrupt level are displayed.
Mode: (Displayed if
the parallel port is
not disabled.)
Bi-directional; ECP;
Output only.
[Bi-directional]
Selects the mode for the parallel port. Bi-directional (Full
Duplex) is two way transfer of information between your note
book and a connected parallel device. Example: if your notebook
is connected to a parallel printer, it can transfer data and control
information to the printer and receive status and error inform
tion from the printer. Output only (Half Duplex) is information
transfer in one direction only, it can transfer data and control
information to the printer but CANNOT receive status and error
information from the printer. ECP allows communication with
ECP class devices.
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Table 4-5 Fields, Options and Defaults for the I/O Device Configuration Submenu
Menu Field
Base I/O address:
(Displayed only when
the parallel port is set
to Enabled.)
Options
378; 278; 3BC.
Default
[378]
Description
Selects the Base I/O address for the parallel port.
Interrupt: (Displayed
only when the parallel
port is set to Enabled.)
IRQ 5; IRQ 7.
[IRQ 7]
Sets the interrupt level for the parallel port.
Floppy disk controller:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Enabled]
Turns on and off the floppy disk drive controller.
Local Bus IDE adapter:
Disabled; Primary;
Secondary; Both.
[Both]
Sets up the IDE adapter.
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Keyboard/Mouse Features
Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The Keyboard/Mouse Features submenu is for
setting the parameters of the integrated and
external mouse and keyboard. Follow the
instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See page 61.)
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
Keyboard/Mouse Features
Numlock:
[Auto]
Hot Plug:
[Enabled]
Internal Pointing Device: [Auto Disabled]
Selects Power-on state
for Numlock.
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Table 4-6 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Keyboard/Mouse submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field's function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field's use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-6 Keyboard/Mouse Features Submenu
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Table 4-6 Fields, Options and Defaults of the Keyboard/Mouse Submenu
Menu Field
Numlock:
Options
Off; On; Auto.
Default
[Auto]
Description
Sets the NumLock function state when the computer
completes booting.
Hot Plug:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Enabled]
Enables and disables the ability to plug a mouse or keyboard into
the PS/2 port and have it immediately recognized and active.
Internal Pointing Device:
Auto Disabled;
Always Enabled.
[Auto Disabled]
Sets the device controlling the mouse cursor on the screen. Always
Enabled makes the touchpad pointing device always enabled
whether there is an external mouse or not. Auto Disabled makes
the touchpad pointing device turn off when an external pointing
device is connected to the PS/2 port.
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Table 4-7 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Multimedia Device submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field's function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field's use.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
Multimedia Device Configuration
Multimedia device:
Sound:
Base I/O address:
FM I/O address:
Interrupt:
DMA channel:
DMA channel:
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[220-22F]
[388-38B]
[IRQ 5]
[DMA 1]
[DMA 5]
Configures multimedia
devices.
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Multimedia Device Submenu
of the Advanced Menu
The Multimedia Device submenu is for setting
the features of the built-in audio, game and
other multimedia functions. Follow the instructions for Navigating Through the Setup Utility
to make any changes. (See page 61.)
POINT
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
All I/O addresses in Table 4-7 are
in hexadecimal.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-7 Multimedia Device Configuration Submenu
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Table 4-7 Fields, Options and Defaults of the Multimedia Device Configuration Submenu
Menu Field
Multimedia device:
Options
Enabled; Disabled.
Default
[Enabled]
Description
Turn sound and game equipment on and off.
Sound: (Displayed only
when multimedia
is enabled.)
Enabled; Auto; Disabled.
[Enabled]
The selection Auto makes the BIOS or operating system choose
the configuration. The Disabled selection means that sound
equipment is not configured for use. The Enabled selection
provides for configuration setup by the user. When Enabled is
selected the choices for setting Base I/O address and Interrupt
level are displayed.
Base I/O address:
(Displayed only when
multimedia and sound
are both enabled.)
220 – 22F; 240 – 24F;
260 – 26F; 280 – 28F.
[220 – 22F]
Sets the base addresses for sound equipment.
FM I/O address:
(Displayed only when
multimedia and sound
are both enabled.)
388 – 38B; 38C – 38F;
390 – 393; 394 – 397.
[388 – 38B]
Sets the base addresses for the FM synthesizer functions.
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Menu Field
Interrupt: (Displayed
only when multimedia
and sound are both
enabled.)
Options
IRQ 5; IRQ 7; IRQ 9;
IRQ 10; IRQ 11.
Default
[IRQ 5]
Description
Sets the interrupt level for sound equipment.
DMA channel: (Displayed
only when multimedia an
sound are both enabled.)
DMA 0; DMA 1;
DMA 3; DMA 5.
[DMA 1]
Sets the DMA channel for the FM synthesizer functions.
DMA channel: (Displayed
only when multimedia and
sound are both enabled.)
DMA 0; DMA 1;
DMA 3; DMA 5.
[DMA 5]
Sets the DMA channel for the MIDI functions.
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Video Features Submenu
of the Advanced Menu
The Video Features Submenu is for setting the
display parameters. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 61.)
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
Video Features
Display
Compensation:
[Flat Panel]
[Disabled]
Select display
terminal.
Table 4-8 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Video Features submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field's function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field's use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-8 Video Features Submenu
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Table 4-8 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Video Features Submenu
Options
Default
Description
Display:
Flat-Panel; CRT;
Simultaneous.
[Flat-Panel]
Selects where the video signal will be routed.
Compensation:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Enables or disables compensation which controls spacing on the
display. When it is enabled displays with less than 1024 x 768 pixel
resolution will still cover the entire screen.
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Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
PCI Configuration
▲
PCI Configuration Submenu
of the Advanced Menu
The PCI Configuration Submenu is for
enabling and disabling the internal modem
and setting the interrupt options for legacy
ISA devices. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to
make any changes. (See page 61.)
IRQ Reservation
Reserve specific IRQs
for use by legacy ISA
devices.
Table 4-9 shows the names of the menu fields
for the PCI Configuration submenu, all the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-9 PCI Configuration Submenu
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Table 4-9 Fields, options and Defaults for the PCI Configuration Submenu
Options
Selects the IRQ
Reservation Submenu.
Default
—
Description
This menu allows you to set aside interrupt levels for
legacy ISA devices.
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Menu Field
IRQ Reservation:
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IRQ Reservation Submenu
of the PCI Configuration Submenu
The IRQ Reservation Submenu is for reserving
interrupts for legacy ISA devices. Follow the
instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See page 61.)
Table 4-10 shows the names of the menu fields
for the IRQ Reservation submenu, all the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
IRQ Reservation
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
3:
4:
5:
7:
9:
10:
11:
Select Item
Select Menu
Reserve the specified
IRQ for use by legacy
ISA devices.
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-10 IRQ Reservation Submenu
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Table 4-10 Fields, options and Defaults for the IRQ Reservation Submenu
Options
Available; Reserved.
Default
[Available]
Description
Turns on or off the reservation for that IRQ for legacy ISA devices.
IRQ 4:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Turns on or off the reservation for that IRQ for legacy ISA devices.
IRQ 5:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Turns on or off the reservation for that IRQ for legacy ISA devices.
IRQ 7:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Turns on or off the reservation for that IRQ for legacy ISA devices.
IRQ 9:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Turns on or off the reservation for that IRQ for legacy ISA devices.
IRQ 10:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Turns on or off the reservation for that IRQ for legacy ISA devices.
IRQ 11:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Turns on or off the reservation for that IRQ for legacy ISA devices.
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Menu Field
IRQ 3:
CAUTION
Only IRQs 3, 9, 10 & 11 can be reserved
without conflict.
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DMI Event Logging Submenu
of the Advanced Menu
The DMI Event Logging Submenu is for setting
up the logs DMI event logging. Follow the
instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See page 61.)
Table 4-11 shows the names of the menu fields
for the DMI Event Logging submenu, all the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
DMI Event Logging
Event log capacity:
Event log validity:
Space Available
Valid
'Yes' clears all DMI
event logs at next boot.
The value is reset to
'No' after clearing
logs.
Clear all DMI event logs: [No]
Event Logging:
System Boot Event:
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-11 DMI Event Logging Submenu
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Table 4-11 Fields, options and Defaults for the DMI Event Logging Submenu
Options
Display only.
Default
[Space Available]
Description
Event log validity:
Display only.
[Valid]
Clear all DMI event logs:
Yes; No.
[No]
A Yes selection causes the event logs to clear at the next boot.
Once the logs are cleared this automatically sets to No until reset
to yes by selecting yes here.
Event Logging:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Enabled]
Turns event logging on and off for all DMI events.
System Boot Event:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Turns event logging on and off for DMI system boot events.
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Menu Field
Event log capacity:
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SECURITY MENU – SETTING
THE SECURITY FEATURES
The Security menu allows you to set up the
data security features of your notebook to fit
your operating needs and to view the current
data security configuration. Follow the instructions for Navigating Through the Setup Utility
to make any changes. (See page 61.)
Table 4-12 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Security menu, all of the options for
each field, the default settings and a description
of the field's function and any special information needed to help understand the field's use.
The default condition is no passwords required
and no write protection.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Exit
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
[Enter]
[Enter]
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Diskette access:
[All]
Password on boot:
[Disabled]
Power Management security: [Disabled]
Fixed disk boot sector:
[Normal]
Fixed disk security:
Primary Master:
Secondary Master:
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-12 Security Menu
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Menu Field
Supervisor Password is:
Options
—
Default
Clear
Description
A display-only field. Set is displayed when the system
supervisor password is set and Clear when it is not.
User Password is:
—
Clear
A display-only field. Set is displayed when the general user
password is set, and Clear when it is not.
Set Supervisor Password:
[Enter]
—
Sets, changes or cancels the Supervisor Password. The Supervisor
Password may be up to seven characters long and must include only
letters or numbers. To cancel a password press the Enter key instead
of entering characters in the Enter New Password field and in the
Re-enter New Password field. When a Supervisor Password is set it
must be used to access the BIOS setup utility.
Set User Password:
[Enter]
—
Note: This field can only be accessed if the Supervisor Password is set.
Sets, changes or cancels the User Password. The User Password may be up
to seven characters long and must include only lower case letters or numbers. To cancel a password press the Enter key instead of entering characters in the Enter New Password and Re-enter New Password fields. When
a User Password is set it must be used to access the BIOS setup utility.
Diskette access:
All; Supervisor Only.
[All]
Sets the floppy disk access to be secured for access only with
Supervisor's password or by all users with a password. The default
is all users with a password.
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Table 4-12 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Security Menu
Menu Field
Password on boot:
Options
Enabled; Disabled.
Default
[Disabled]
Description
When set to Enabled, a password (User or Supervisor) is required
after the Power On Self Test (POST) before the operating system
will be read from a disk. When set to Disabled no password is
required. If no Supervisor Password is set this feature is not
available and no password is required.
Power Management
Security:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
When set to Enabled, a password (User or Supervisor) is required
to resume from Suspend or Save-to-Disk mode. The password
required is the same one required by the Password on Boot function.
Fixed disk boot sector:
Normal; Write Protect.
[Normal]
Sets write protection for the sector of the boot disk which contains
the operating system. When set to Write Protect, the BIOS will
prevent any application from writing into the sector of the internal
hard drive containing the operating system. When set to Normal
there is no BIOS protection of the operating system.
Fixed disk security:
—
—
—
Primary Master:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
When set to Enabled , a password (User or Supervisor) is required
to access data on the disk drive on the Primary Master interface.
Secondary Master:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
When enabled the BIOS will set HDD security password using
supervisor/user password stored in CMOS. If someone takes the
HDD out of the notebook and tries to access the data with another
system, the data cannot be read. By this way, "Fixed disk security"
is enabled.
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If you set a password, write it down and
keep it in a safe place. If you forget the
password you will have to contact your
support representative to regain access
to your secured functions and data.
POINT
If you make an error when re-entering
the password a [Warning] will be
displayed on the screen. To try again
press the Enter key and then retype the
password. Press the Esc key to abort
the password setting process.
CAUTION
Entering a password incorrectly 3 times
in a row will cause the keyboard and
mouse to be locked out and the warning
[System Disabled] to be displayed.
If this happens restart the computer by
turning off and on the power with the
power switch and use the correct
password on reboot.
CAUTION
If the Power Management Security is
Enabled and the Password on Boot is
Disabled you will not be able to resume
operation from the Suspend or
Save-to-Disk modes.
POINT
Boot sector protection must be set
to [Normal] to install or upgrade an
operating system.
Exiting from the Security Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters on the Security Menu, you can either
exit from setup utility or move to another
menu. If you wish to exit from setup utility,
press the Esc key to go to the Exit Menu. If
you wish to move to another menu, use the
cursor keys.
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POWER MENU –
SETTING POWER MANAGEMENT
FEATURE CONTROLS
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Item Specific Help
The Power menu allows you to set and change
the power management parameters. Follow the
instructions for Navigating through the Setup
Utility to make any changes.
(See page 61.)
Power Savings:
Hard Disk Timeout:
Video Timeout:
Idle Mode:
Standby Timeout:
Auto Suspend Timeout:
[Customized]
[Off]
[Off]
[On]
[4 Minutes]
[15 Minutes]
Table 4-13 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Power menu, all of the options for each
field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information
needed to help understand the field's use.
Suspend Mode:
Auto Save To Disk:
[Suspend]
[Off]
Resume On Modem Ring:
Resume On Time:
Resume Time:
[Off]
[Off]
[00:00:00]
▲
Select Power Management
Mode. Choosing modes
changes system power
management settings.
Maximum Power Savings
conserves the greatest
amount of system power
while Maximum
Performance conserves
power but allows
greatest system
performance. To alter
these setting, choose
Customize. To turn off
power management,
choose Disabled.
Advanced Features
POINT
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F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
Most power management parameters
can also be set from the Windows 98 or
Windows NT 4.0 desktop without entering the CMOS setup utility. Using
PowerPanel by Phoenix Technologies to
change the settings in the power profile
does not change what is stored in the
CMOS memory. (See pages 51-52.)
Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-13 Power Menu
POINT
In Windows 98 Auto-Suspend Timeout, Hard Disk Timeout, and Video
TImeout features are available exclusively through the operating system.
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Menu Field
Power Savings:
Options
Customized; Disabled;
Maximum Power Savings,
Maximum Performance.
Default
[Customized]
Description
Sets the power savings parameters to a factory installed
combination of parameters, a custom set of parameters set by you
or no power saving features.
Hard Disk Timeout:
30 seconds to
20 minutes; Off.
[Off]
Sets the length of time that the hard drive can be inactive before
your notebook automatically turns off the power to the hard drive
controller and drive motor. If you choose a factory installed
combination of parameters this field will display the setting. If
you choose to customize the parameters you will be able to set
this yourself. The options available vary from Off, which has no
inactivity shutoff, to 20 minutes.
Video Timeout:
2 minutes to
20 minutes; Off.
[Off]
Sets the length of time without any user input device activity
before the display is turned off. If you choose a factory combination
of parameters, this field will display the setting. If you choose to
customize the parameters, you will be able to set this yourself. Off
has no inactivity shutoff.
POINT
If you purchased an L-Series notebook pre-loaded with the Windows NT 4.0
operating system, the default setting for Power Savings will be “Disabled”.
This setting is optimal for NT functionality with your notebook.
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Table 4-13 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Power Menu.
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Table 4-13 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Power Menu.
Menu Field
Idle Mode:
Options
On; Off.
Default
[On]
Description
Turns on and off the slow down of the CPU during periods of
inactivity. When this is turned on the CPU clock slows by the
amount set in the Advanced submenu when there is no activity
for 16 seconds or more. Normal speed resumes automatically as
soon as there is any activity.
Standby Timeout:
1 minute to
16 minutes; Off.
[4 Minutes]
Sets the length of time without any user input device activity
before the CPU is set to half speed and the display and the hard
drive are turned off. If you choose a factory combination of
parameters this field will display the setting. If you choose to
customize the parameters you will be able to set this yourself.
Auto Suspend Timeout:
5 to 60 minutes; Off.
[15 Minutes]
Sets the length of time without any I/O activity before your not
book goes into Suspend mode. If you choose a factory combination
of parameters this field will display that setting. If you choose to
customize the parameters you will be able to set this yourself. Off
has no inactivity suspension.
Suspend Mode:
Suspend; Save-to-Disk.
[Suspend]
Sets the form of suspension state. If you choose Suspend, you will
suspend operation with power to system memory, and everything
else powered down or in a very low power state. If you choose
Save-to-Disk your notebook will save all of system memory and
the operating parameters to the hard drive before turning your
notebook to the pseudo-off condition.
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Factory
Installed Values for Power Saving Profiles
Menu Field
Factory default:
Hard Disk Time Out
Off.
Video Time Out
Off.
Idle Mode
On.
Stand-by Time Out
4 Minutes.
Auto-Suspend Time Out
15 Minute.
30 seconds.
2 Minutes.
On.
1 Minute.
5 Minutes.
Maximum
Performance:
Off.
Off.
Off.
Off.
15 Minutes.
Disabled:
Off.
Off.
Off.
Off.
Off.
Sample Customized Profile:
(To get even better
battery life keep the
display and volume
settings as low as
possible by using
this custom setting.)
2 Minutes.
1 Minute.
On.
1 Minute.
5 Minutes.
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Maximum
Power Savings:
POINT
When resuming from a Save-to-Disk
suspension there will be a delay while
the contents of system memory and
operating parameters are loaded from
the hard drive.
CAUTION
In Save-to-Disk mode the Power Indicator on the Status
Indicator panel will not show that you know you are suspended rather than shut off from the power switch. You may want
to make a habit of always trying the Suspend/Resume button
before using the power switch.
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x-xx Fields, Options and Defaults for the Power Menu.
Menu Field
Auto Save to Disk:
Options
Off; After 1 Hour.
Default
[Off]
Description
When set to After 1 Hour, your notebook will automatically
save all of system memory and the operating parameters to the
hard drive and go to the pseudo-off if you leave your notebook in
Suspend mode for an hour.
Resume On
Modem Ring:
On; Off.
[Off]
Sets whether or not to Resume from a suspension state when a
message is received by telephone line. This feature is not available
if the Save-to-Disk mode is enabled. This feature applies to internal,
external and PC Card modems.
Resume On Time:
On; Off.
[Off]
Sets whether or not to resume from a suspension state at
designated time. This feature is available only for the a
Suspend mode.
Resume Time:
—
—
Sets the designated time, on a 24-hour clock, when the notebook
is to automatically resume operation from the Suspend state.
The format of the clock setting is hours:minutes:seconds. Each
segment of the time is set separately, either by incrementing or by
typing in the numbers. You move between the segments with the
Tab key or the Shift+Tab keys. This only applies when Resume on
Time is set to On.
Advanced Features:
—
—
When selected, opens the Advanced Features submenu which
allows setting additional power saving parameters.
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Table 4-14 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Advanced Features submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field's function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field's use.
Item Specific Help
SUS/RES Switch:
Lid Closure Suspend:
Lid Open Resume:
Resume On LAN:
APM CPU Idle Mode:
LCD Backlight Mode:
Serial Mouse Activity:
Battery Charge Mode:
Clock Run:
[Enabled]
[On]
[On]
[Off]
[Low Power]
[Low Power]
[Disabled]
[Parallel]
[Disabled]
Set the SUS/RES Switch.
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
Exiting from the Power Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters
on the Power menu, you can either exit from the
Setup utility or move to another menu. If you
wish to exit from Setup Utility press the Esc key
to go to the Exit menu. If you wish to move to
another menu, use the cursor keys.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Power
Four
Advanced Features
Submenu of the Power Menu
The Advanced Features submenu is for setting
some non-time related power saving parameters. Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make any changes.
(See page 61.)
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-14 Advanced Features Submenu
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Table 4-14 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Advanced Features Submenu of the Power Menu
Menu Field
SUS/RES Switch:
Options
Enabled; Disabled.
Default
[Enabled]
Description
Sets the suspend function of the Suspend/Resume button when
your notebook is in an active state. The resume function can not
be disabled as it works regardless of any other settings.
Lid Closure Suspend:
On; Off.
[On]
Enables or disables having closure of the Display panel put your
notebook in Suspend mode.
Lid Open Resume:
On; Off.
[On]
Enables or disables having the opening of the Display panel
acting as an automatic resume.
Resume On LAN:
On; Off.
[Off]
Turns on or off the Magic Packet wake up from Suspend mode
when your notebook is installed in the Mobile LAN Dock.
APM CPU Idle Mode:
Low Power; Standard.
[Low Power]
Sets the CPU speed during Idle mode.
LCD Backlight Mode:
Low Power; Standard.
[Low Power]
Selects the LCD Backlight mode for the display.
Serial Mouse Activity:
Disabled; Enabled.
[Disabled]
Enables/disables having activity on the serial port cause the
system to reactivate from inactivity timeouts.
Battery Charge Mode:
Serial; Parallel.
[Parallel]
Selects the charging mode for the batteries.
Clock Run:
Disabled; Enabled.
[Disabled]
Enables/disables the PCI Bus/Card Bus clock run feature.
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BOOT MENU – SELECTING THE
OPERATING SYSTEM SOURCE
Main
The Boot Menu is used to select the order
in which the BIOS searches sources for the
operating system.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Item Specific Help
QuickBoot Mode:
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen:
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Preboot Execution Envionment:
Boot Device Priority
[Disabled]
Allows the system to
skip certain tests
while booting. This
will decrease the
time needed to boot
the system.
Four
▲
Table 4-15 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Boot menu, all of the options for each
field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information
needed to help understand the field's use.
Advanced
Select Item -/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
Select Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-15 Boot Menu
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Table 4-15 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Boot menu
Menu Field
QuickBoot Mode:
Options
Enabled; Disabled;
Auto.
Default
[Enabled]
Description
Turns on/off booting with a truncated set of Power On Self
Test. (Fewer tests mean faster turn on.)
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Turns on/ off display of test results instead of Fujitsu logo
screen during Power On Self Test.
Preboot Execution
Environment:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Turns on/off the preboot execution environment feature.
Boot Device Priority:
Selects the Boot Device
Priority submenu.
—
This menu allows setting up the source for the operating system.
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Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
1.
2.
3.
Item Specific Help
➞
Boot Device Priority
[Diskette Drive]
[Hard Drive]
[ATAPI CD-ROM Drive]
Use < > or < > to
select a device, then
press <+> or <Space>
to move it up the list,
or <-> to move it down
the list. Press <ESC>
to exit this menu.
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Table 4-16 shows the names of the drives for
the Boot Device Priority submenu, the default
settings and a description of the field’s function
and any special information needed to help
understand the field’s use.
➞
The Boot Device Priority
Submenu of the Boot Menu
The Boot Device Priority Submenu is for setting the order of checking of sources for the
operating system. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 61.)
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-16 Boot Device Priority Submenu
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Table 4-16 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Boot Device Priority Submenu
Menu Field
1. Diskette Drive:
Options
–—
Default
–—
2. Hard Drive:
–—
–—
3. ATAPI CD-ROM Drive:
–—
–—
Exiting from Boot Menu
When you have finished setting the boot parameters with the Boot menu, you can either exit
from the Setup Utility or move to another
menu. If you wish to exit from the Setup
Utility press the Esc key to go to the Exit
menu. If you wish to move to another
menu, use the cursor keys.
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Description
The boot selections determine the order in which the BIOS
searches for the operating system during a startup sequence. To
change the order highlight one source by using the up Õ, down
Ô cursor keys and then press the + or - key to change the order
number for that source. Be sure to save your changed order when
you exit the BIOS setup utility.
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INFO MENU
Table 4-17 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Info menu and a description of the
special information needed to help understand
the field.
POINT
The Asset Number is an optional
user-entered field. An Asset Number
can be entered through the use of a
3rd party software, such as LANdesk
Client manager.
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Info
Item Specific Help
BIOS Version:
BIOS Date:
BIOS Area:
1.32
01/22/1999
E800h - FFFFh
CPU Type:
CPU Speed:
L1 Cache:
L2 Cache:
Pentium(R) II
366 MHz
32 KB
256 KB
Total Memory:
On Board:
DIMM:
64 MB
64 MB SDRAM
Not Installed
Asset Number:
None
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
POINT
Advanced
Four
The Info menu is a display only menu that
provides the configuration information for
your notebook.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-17 Info Menu
Figure 4-17 may not reflect the actual
BIOS setup screen you will see on your
notebook.
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Table 4-17 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Info Menu
Menu Field
BIOS Version:
Options
—
BIOS Date:
—
01/22/1999
—
BIOS Area:
—
E800h – FFFFh
—
CPU Type:
—
Pentium® II Processor —
CPU Speed:
—
366 MHz
—
L1 Cache:
—
32 KB
—
L2 Cache:
—
256 KB
—
Total Memory:
—
64 MB
—
On Board:
—
64 MB SDRAM
—
DIMM:
—
Not Installed
—
Asset Number:
—
None
—
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1.32
Description
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EXIT MENU – LEAVING
THE SETUP UTILITY
Table 4-18 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Exit menu, all of the options for each
field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information
needed to help understand the field's use.
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
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The Exit Menu is used to leave the setup
utility. Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make any changes.
(See page 61.)
Main
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-18 Exit Menu
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Table 4-18 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Exit Menu
Menu Field
Exit Saving Changes:
Options
—
Default
—
Description
Selecting Exit Saving Changes will store all the entries on every
menu of the setup utility to the CMOS and then exit the
setup utility. A confirmation message Save Configuration
Changes and Exit Now? [Yes] [No] will be displayed.
Exit Discarding Changes:
—
—
Selecting Exit Discarding Changes will exit the setup utility with
out writing to the BIOS memory. When the CMOS recognizes
this selection it will load the operating system and begin opera
tion. A message Configuration has not been saved.
Save before exiting? [Yes] [No] will be displayed.
Load Setup Defaults:
—
—
Selecting Load Setup Defaults will load the factory preset
default values for all menu fields, then display the message
Load default configuration now? [Yes] [No]
When confirmed the setup utility will return to Exit Menu. To
return to another menu follow the directions in the Navigating
Through the Setup Utility Section. (See page 61.)
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Table 4-18
x-xx Fields, Options and Defaults for the Exit Menu
Options
—
Default
—
Save Changes:
—
—
now? [Yes]
return to the Exit menu. To return to another menu, follow the
Setup Utility section.
Description
Selecting Discard Changes will load the previous values in CMOS
for all menu fields. Load Previous Configuration now?
[Yes] [No] When confirmed the setup utility will return to
the Exit menu. To return to another menu, follow the directions
in the Navigating Through the Setup Utility Section.
(See page 61.)
Selecting Save Changes will cause the new settings in all menus
to be written to the CMOS. Save Configuration changes
[No] When confirmed the setup utility will
directions in the Navigating Through the
(See page 61.)
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Menu Field
Discard Changes:
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SETTING UP YOUR
SAVE-TO-DISK FILE ALLOCATION
Your notebook comes with an allocation of space
on the internal hard drive adequate to operate the
Save-to-Disk function for the amount of memory
installed at the factory. If you add a memory
upgrade module or do not use the Save-to-Disk
function and wish to free up the disk space, you
will need to change your allocation. The utility to
change the allocations is PHDISK.EXE and is
activated from the MS-DOS prompt.
PHDISK allows you to perform five different
functions related to the Save-to-Disk space on
your internal hard drive. They are:
1. Allocate a space for the Save-to-Disk function.
2. Remove all space allocation for the Save-toDisk function.
3. Find out details about the hard drive and the
current Save-to-Disk space allocation.
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4. Re-allocate space and mark bad blocks in the
space allocated to the Save-to-Disk function
when a disk error has occurred.
5. Find out how much space is needed to
perform the Save-to-Disk function with
the current memory configuration and how
much unused space is available on the
internal hard drive.
To find out how much space is needed to
perform the Save-to-Disk function with the
current memory configuration and how much
unused space is available on the internal hard
drive, do the following:
The screen will display the amount disk space
needed to perform the Save-to-Disk function
with the current memory configuration and
how much unused space is available on the
internal hard drive.
To find out details about the hard drive and
the current Save-to-Disk space allocation, do
the following:
1. Restart your notebook in MS-DOS mode.
2. At the DOS prompt type
CD C:\Fujitsu.
3. Type PHDISK /INFO.
1. Restart your notebook in MS-DOS mode.
4. Press the Enter key.
2. At the DOS prompt type
CD C:\Fujitsu.
5. The screen will display the size of the space
currently allocated to the Save-to-Disk function and other parameters about the space
and the hard drive.
3. Type PHDISK.
4. Press the Enter key.
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9. At the C:\>fujitsu prompt, type
phdisk /create /file, then press Enter.
1. From the shut Down menu, please select the
restart option.
10. Then press any key to restart the computer.
2. When the Fujitsu Logo appears on the screen
press F8 immediately, before the Windows 98
banner appears on the screen.
3. Select 6, Safe mode command prompt
only, then press Enter.
4. At the C:\> prompt, type cd fujitsu,
then press Enter.
5. At the C:\>fujitsu prompt, type
phdisk /delete /file, then
press Enter.
CAUTION
Never use PARTITION in place of FILE
with the PHDISK Utility or you will
reformat your internal hard drive and
all data, applications and operating
system will be destroyed.
CAUTION
Using Phdisk requires that your notebook
be running in real DOS mode. Since
Windows NT 4.0 cannot be run in real
DOS mode, you will need to either create a bootable DOS diskette and use it to
boot your notebook or boot the system
with the Recovery CD (the Recovery CD
that came with your L-Series notebook
pre-installed with Windows NT 4.0) and
click the cancel button of the Recovery
Program Welcome Screen to exit to DOS.
Once your NT notebook is running in
real DOS mode, follow the steps in the
sections above to use the Phdisk utility.
6. Then press any key to restart the computer.
7. When the Fujitsu Logo appears on your
screen press F8 immediately, before the
Windos 98 banner appears on the screen.
8. At the C:\> prompt, type cd fujitsu,
then press Enter.
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To reset the Save-to-Disk parameters, use the
procedure below.
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User Installable Features
Optional Detachable Bay (Mobile Bay Unit).
Optional Detachable Bay Devices . . . . . .
Optional Second Lithium ion Battery . . . .
External Installation of a Floppy Disk Drive .
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Port Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Port Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stereo Line In Device . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mouse, Keyboard or Keypad . . . . . . . .
External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft Prevention Lock . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . .
Internal Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Mobile LAN Dock . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION FIVE
■
A Serial port in the back of your notebook
allows you to connect serial RS-232C devices,
such as serial printers or serial scanners.
■
An External Monitor port in the back of
your notebook allows you to connect an
external monitor.
■
A USB port in the rear panel of your
notebook allows you to connect a
Universal Serial Bus device.
■
A compartment in the bottom of your
notebook allows you to install a memory
upgrade module.
A Docking port in the bottom of your notebook
allows the connection of an optional Detachable
Bay or an optional Mobile LAN Dock.
■
A Microphone jack on the right side of
your notebook allows you to connect a
mono microphone.
An External Floppy Disk Drive port on the
rear panel allows you to connect an external
floppy disk drive. This allows you to use a
floppy disk drive when you are not using the
optional Detachable Bay or have an optional
modular CD-ROM in the optional
Detachable Bay.
■
A Stereo Line In jack on the right side of
your notebook allows you to connect a sound
source such as a cassette recorder.
■
A Headphone jack on the right side of your
notebook allows you to connect headphones
or powered speakers.
USER INSTALLABLE FEATURES
Your LifeBook L Series has a number of user
installable features. This section describes how
to install and remove equipment for each of the
expansion features. The features are:
■
■
■
A PC Card slot in the right side panel of your
notebook allows you to install PC Cards.
■
A Parallel port in the back of your notebook
allows you to connect a parallel printer, a
parallel photo or image scanner, etc.
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■
An RJ-11 jack in the right side panel of your
notebook allows you to connect a telephone
line to the internal modem.
■
A PS/2 port on the rear panel of your notebook allows you to connect an external
mouse or an external keyboard or
numeric keypad.
POINT
Zoomed Video cards, USB ports and
infrared ports are not supported by the
Windows NT 4.0 operating system.
OPTIONAL DETACHABLE BAY
(MOBILE BAY UNIT)
The optional Detachable Bay provides your
LifeBook L470 with access to an optional modular
Floppy Disk Drive, optional modular
CD-ROM/optional DVD Drive or optional
SuperDisk Drive and can also offer extended
power with a second Lithium ion Battery
installed in its battery bay.
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CAUTION
Whenever you use the notebook in
combination with the Detachable Bay,
always open the Keyboard Tilt Feet on
the Detachable Bay. This will stabilize
your notebook.
CAUTION
Before undocking your LifeBook from the
Detachable Bay Unit be sure to remove
any CD or disk you may have in the
Multi-function Bay. Otherwise, your CD
or disk may be damaged.
F e a t u r e s
Using the Detachable Bay with Windows 98
To Hot Dock your Notebook in the Detachable
Bay with Windows 98:
5. Slide the Docking Lock Switch on the bottom
of the Detachable Bay to the locked position.
1. Place your notebook on a flat surface, cover
still open, facing away from you. Tilt out
the adjustment feet on the bottom of the
Detachable Bay and set it near the notebook,
right side up, rear panel toward you.
2. Grasp your notebook firmly on both sides
and tip it up so that the bottom is facing you.
3. While keeping firm hold of your notebook
with one hand, take the Detachable Bay in
the other hand and insert the metal Docking
Hooks on the Detachable Bay into the
Detachable Bay Slots on the bottom of your
notebook. (Figure 5-1.)
4. Push the Detachable Bay toward the bottom
of the notebook until they click together and
the Docking Latches on the Detachable Bay
slip into the Detachable Bay Locking
Indentations on the rear panel of your
notebook. (Figure 5-2.)
Figure 5-1 Docking Hook Insertion into
Detachable Bay Slots
Five
To Dock your LifeBook
in the Detachable Bay Unit
Your notebook can be docked in the Detachable Bay
while the power is On (Hot Dock/Hot-Undock) or
while the power is Off (Cold Dock/Cold-Undock).
To Hot Dock or Hot-Undock your notebook, follow
the procedure for the operating system provided
with your notebook. The procedure to Cold Dock
or Cold-Undock your notebook is the same regardless of operating system.
I n s t a l l a b l e
Figure 5-2 Docking the Notebook in the Detachable Bay
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6. Set the combined notebook system down on
the adjustment feet and turn it around to
face you. (Figure 5-3.)
7. Your notebook is ready to use.
3. Turn your system around so that it faces away
from you.
4. Grasp your notebook on both sides and tip it
up so that the bottom is facing you.
adjustment feet on the bottom of the
Detachable Bay and set it near the notebook,
right side up, rear panel toward you.
5. While keeping firm hold of your notebook
with one hand, slide the Docking Lock
Switch to the unlocked position.
(Figure 5-4.)
6. Depress the Docking Latch Release button
on the bottom of the Detachable Bay and
gently pull the Detachable Bay away from
the notebook. (Figure 5-5.)
Figure 5-3 Notebook Docked in Detachable Bay
Figure 5-4 Unlatching the Detachable Bay
7. Set the Detachable Bay aside. Set your notebook down and turn it around to face you.
8. Your notebook is ready to use.
To Hot-Undock your Notebook from the
Detachable Bay with Windows 98:
1. From the Start menu, select Eject PC or press
the Undock Request button on the right side
of the Detachable Bay.
2. A Dock Change alert will appear briefly. Wait
for the Docking Indicator to illuminate.
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Using the Detachable Bay with
Windows NT 4.0
To Hot Dock your Notebook in the Detachable
Bay with Windows NT 4.0:
1. Place your notebook on a flat surface, cover
still open, facing away from you. Tilt out the
Figure 5-5 Undocking the Notebook from
the Detachable Bay
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2. Grasp your notebook firmly on both
sides and tip it up so that the bottom
is facing you.
7. A System Device Change alert will appear
briefly, followed by a Device ConFigured
window; click the OK button.
3. While keeping a firm hold of your notebook
with one hand, take the Detachable Bay in
the other hand and insert the metal Docking
Hooks on the Detachable Bay into the
Detachable Bay Slots on the bottom of your
notebook. (Figure 5-1.)
8. Your notebook is ready to use.
To Hot-Undock your Notebook from the
Detachable Bay with Windows NT 4.0:
1. Press the Undock Request button on the
right side of the Detachable Bay.
2. A System Device Change alert will appear
briefly. A Device Removal Warning window
will appear; click OK.
4. Push the Detachable Bay toward the bottom
of the notebook until they click together and
the Docking Latches on the Detachable Bay
slip into the Detachable Bay Locking
Indentations on the real panel of your notebook. (Figure 5-2.)
4. Wait for the Docking Indicator to illuminate
5. Slide the Docking Lock Switch on the bottom
of the Detachable Bay to the locked position.
5. Turn your system around so that it faces
away from you.
6. Set the combined notebook system down on
the adjustment feet and turn it around to
face you. (Figure 5-3.)
6. Grasp your notebook on both sides and tip it
up so that the bottom is facing you.
3. A device removal window will appear;
click OK.
7. While keeping a firm hold of your notebook
with one hand, slide the Docking Lock
Switch to the unlocked position.
(Figure 5-4.)
8. Depress the Docking Latch Release button
on the bottom of the Detachable Bay and
gently pull the Detachable Bay away from
the notebook. (Figure 5-5.)
9. Set the Detachable Bay aside. Set your notebook down and turn it around to face you.
10. Your notebook is ready to use.
Cold Docking and Cold-Undocking
the Detachable Bay
To Cold Dock your Notebook in the Detachable Bay:
1. Shut down your notebook and close the
cover. Place it gently down on its cover with
the back panel facing you.
2. Insert the metal Docking Hooks on the
Detachable Bay into the Detachable Bay
Slots on the bottom of your notebook.
(Figure 5-6.)
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3. Push the Detachable Bay toward the bottom
of the notebook until they click together and
the Docking Latches on the Detachable Bay
slip into the Detachable Bay Locking
Indentations on the real panel of your
notebook. (Figure 5-7.)
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Figure 5-6 Docking Hook Insertion into
Detachable Bay Slots
4. Slide the Docking Lock Switch on the bottom
of the Detachable Bay to the locked position.
(Figure 5-8.)
5. Pull the Detachable Bay toward you to
remove the metal Docking Hooks from the
slots on the bottom of your notebook.
5. Flip the adjustment feet on the bottom of the
Detachable Bay out, pick up the combined
notebook system, and turn it right-side up
facing you.
6. Set the Detachable Bay aside. Pick up
your notebook and turn it right-side up
facing you.
6. Your notebook is ready to use.
To Cold-Undock your Notebook from the
Detachable Bay:
1. Shut down your notebook.
Figure 5-7 Latching the Notebook in the Detachable Bay
2. Close the cover and gently place the notebook down on its cover with the back panel
facing you.
3. Slide the Docking Lock Switch to the
unlock position.
4 Depress the Docking Latch Release Button
and gently pull the Detachable Bay up and
away from the bottom of your notebook
until the Docking Latches are clear of
the notebook.
Figure 5-8 Notebook Docked in Detachable Bay
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7. Your notebook is ready to use.
Using your LifeBook with the
Detachable Bay Unit Attached
With the Detachable Bay Unit you have a
modular device bay with the capability to add:
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An optional floppy disk drive.
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An optional CD-ROM drive.
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A Weight Saver.
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An optional DVD drive.
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An optional SuperDisk drive.
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An optional Second Lithium ion Battery.
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OPTIONAL BAY DEVICES ON
DETACHABLE BAY
Hot-Swapping Devices in the Detachable
Bay with Windows 98
You can install and remove devices in the
Detachable Bay while the power is on (HotSwap) or while the power is off (Cold-Swap).
To Hot-Swap devices in the Detachable Bay,
follow the procedure for the operating system
provided with your notebook. The procedure
to Cold-Swap devices in the Detachable Bay is
the same regardless of operating system.
Removing a Device from the Detachable Bay:
Because the Weight Saver is not an electronic device, the system will not recognize it, and Windows will not reconFigure
your system in a docked configuration.
2. From the Start menu, select Eject PC or press
the Undock Request button on the right side
of the Detachable Bay.
3. A Dock Change alert will appear briefly.
Wait for the Undock OK indicator LED
to come on.
4. Slide the Bay Device Lock at the left rear corner of the Detachable Bay out from the unit.
(Figure 5-9.)
5. Slide the device in the Multi-function bay out
until the device is clear of the compartment.
This will require some force. Use the finger
ridges on the bottom of the device.
(Figure 5-9.)
Figure 5-9 Removing a Device from the Detachable Bay
Installing a Device in the Detachable Bay:
1. Orient the item to be installed with the
connector end toward the open Multifunction Bay.
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1. Close any open files on the removable
device that you plan to eject from the
Multi-function Bay.
6. Once the device has been removed from the
Detachable Bay, the Undock OK indicator
LED will go out and the Eject PC command
will no longer be available in the Start menu.
2. With the connector toward the back of the
Multi-function Bay, align the grooves on the
underside of the device with the tracks in
the bottom of the bay.
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2. Press the Undock Request button on the right
side of the Detachable Bay.
3. A System Device Change alert will appear
briefly. A Device Removal Warning window
will appear; click OK.
Figure 5-10 Installing a Device in the Detachable Bay
3. Slide the device into the Multi-function Bay
until it clicks into place. (Figure 5-10.)
4. A Dock Change alert may appear briefly.
Windows will conFigure the new device and
assign the drive letters that will appear in
the My Computer folder and in Windows
Explorer. The Eject PC command will
reappear in the Start menu.
Hot-Swapping Devices in the Detachable
Bay with Windows NT 4.0
Removing a Device from the Detachable Bay:
1. Close any open files on the removable device
that you plan to eject from the Multifunction Bay.
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4. A Device Removal window will appear;
click OK.
5. Wait for the Undock OK indicator LED to
come on.
6. Slide the Bay Device Lock at the left rear corner of the Detachable Bay out from the unit.
(Figure 5-9.)
7. Slide the device in the Multi-function bay out
until the device is clear of the compartment.
This will require some force. Use the finger
ridges on the bottom of the device.
(Figure 5-9.)
8. Once the device has been removed from the
Detachable Bay, the Undock OK indicator
LED will go out.
Installing a Device in the Detachable Bay:
1. Orient the item to be installed with the
connector end toward the open Multifunction Bay.
2. With the connector toward the back of the
Multi-function Bay, align the grooves on the
underside of the device with the tracks in the
bottom of the bay.
3. Slide the device into the Multi-function Bay
until it clicks into place. (Figure 5-10.)
4. A System Device Change alert will appear
briefly. A Device ConFigured window will
appear; click OK to continue.
POINT
The first time you Hot-Swap the SuperDisk
Drive, the system will prompt you to
reboot. Reboot the notebook in order to
properly configure the SuperDisk Drive.
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Cold-Swapping Devices in the
Detachable Bay
Removing a Device from the Detachable Bay:
1. Close any open files on the removable device
that you plan to eject from the Multifunction Bay.
2. Shut down your notebook.
3. Slide the Bay Device Lock at the left rear corner of the Detachable Bay out from the unit.
(Figure 5-9.)
4. Slide the device in the Multi-function bay out
until the device is clear of the compartment.
This will require some force. Use the finger
ridges on the bottom of the device.
(Figure 5-9.)
2. With the connector toward the back of the
Multi-function Bay, align the grooves on the
underside of the device with the tracks in
the bottom of the bay.
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3. Slide the device into the Multi-function Bay
until it clicks into place. (Figure 5-10.)
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4. Power on your notebook.
For guidance on loading a CD in your
CD-ROM drive or DVD drive and caring
for CDs see Section Three. (See pages 41-43.)
CD-ROM Drive or DVD Drive
Your optioal CD-ROM drive or optional DVD
Drive (Figure 5-11.) is durable but you must
treat it with care. Please pay attention to the
following points:
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The drive rotates the compact disk at very
high speed. Do not carry it around or subject
it to shock or vibration with the power on.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive or CDs
where they will be exposed to extreme
temperatures.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive or CDs
where it is damp or dusty.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive near
magnets or devices that generate strong
magnetic fields.
Installing a Device in the Detachable Bay:
1. Orient the item to be installed with the
connector end toward the open Multifunction Bay.
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Avoid storing the drive where it will
be subjected to shock or vibration.
Do not disassemble or dismantle
the CD-ROM drive or DVD drive.
POINT
DVD playback is not yet supported in
Windows NT 4.0.
Figure 5-11 Optional CD-ROM/DVD Drive
Optional SuperDisk 120 Drive
An optional Imation SuperDisk 120 drive, using
Super floppy disks with a capacity of 120MB
and standard floppy disks, can be installed in
the Detachable Bay Unit. (Figure 5-12.)
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Floppy Disk Drive
An optional modular floppy disk drive can be
installed in the Detachable Bay Unit. In addition, the floppy disk drive may be used externally when the Bay is needed for other uses by
use of an external floppy adapter (optional)
(Figure 5-12. For information on the care and use
of floppy disk drives see Floppy Disk Drive in
Section Three on page 40. To install the floppy
disk drive externally, see External Installation
of a Floppy Disk Drive on page 128.)
Weight Saver
The Weight Saver bay device can be installed in
the Detachable Bay and is used to fill the bay
when no device is used. The Weight Saver comes
standard with the optional Detachable Bay.
(Figure 5-13.)
Figure 5-12 Floppy Disk Drive or Superdisk 120 Drive
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with that battery. Parallel or serial charging is
set in the BIOS. (See the Advanced Submenu of
the Power Menu, pages 103–104).
CAUTION
Figure 5-13 Weight Saver
OPTIONAL SECOND
LITHIUM ION BATTERY
The Detachable Bay Unit has another bay for a
second Lithium ion battery. The internal battery
in your notebook is exactly the same as the
optional second battery. This optional second
battery is durable and long lasting but should
not be exposed to extreme temperatures, high
voltages, chemicals or other hazards. Batteries
should be removed and stored separately in a
cool dry place if your notebook is not going to
be used for an extended period of time.
The second Lithium ion battery is for use in a
dual configuration with the internal Lithium
ion battery and will charge in parallel or serial
Under federal, state or local law it may
be illegal to dispose of batteries by putting
them in the trash. Please take care of our
environment and dispose of batteries
properly. Check with your local government
authority for details regarding recycling or
disposing of your old battery, or contact
your support representative at 1-8008FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487).
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Remove the battery from your notebook
if the notebook will not be used for an
extended period of time.
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Figure 5-14 Positioning the Detachable Bay
for Battery Installation
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Installing the Battery in the Detachable Bay
Removing the Battery from the Detachable Bay
1. Remove the Detachable Bay from your
notebook by following the undocking
procedure (earlier in this section) for your
operating system.
1. Remove the Detachable Bay from your
notebook by following the undocking
procedure in the manual that came with
the Detachable Bay.
2. Set your Detachable Bay right side up with
the rear panel toward you on a flat surface.
(Figure 5-14.)
2. Set your Detachable Bay right side up with
the rear panel toward you on a flat surface.
3. Slide the Battery Lock to the unlocked position.
(Figure 5-15.)
4. Arrange the battery with the notched side
away from you and the connector toward you
and facing down. (Figure 5-15.)
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5. Insert the battery at an angle, notched side
first, into the Battery Bay and push it away
from you as far as it will go. (Figure 5-15.)
6. Push down the near edge of the battery until it
is flush with the surface of the Detachable Bay.
Slide the Battery Lock to the locked position.
(Figure 5-15.)
Figure 5-16 Removing a Battery from the Detachable Bay
Figure 5-15 Installing a Battery in the Detachable Bay
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3. Depress the Battery Release button and slide
the Battery Lock to the unlocked position.
(Figure 5-16.)
4. Gently pry up the near side of the battery
using the depression in front of the middle of
the Battery Bay. (Figure 5-16.)
To Disconnect An Optional
External Floppy Disk Drive:
1. Squeeze the releases on the sides of the
external floppy disk cable connector.
(Figures 5-17 and 5-18.)
2. Pull the connector free.
5. Lift the near edge of the battery out of the
Battery Bay and remove.
EXTERNAL INSTALLATION
OF A FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
To install the external floppy disk drive, you
will need both the external foloppy disk drive
and floppy disk cable.
Figure 5-17 Installation of an External Floppy Disk Drive
To Connect An Optional
External Floppy Disk Drive:
1. Align the connector of the external floppy
disk drive cable with the floppy disk drive
port on the rear of your notebook, with the
wide side of the connector down.
(Figures 5-17 and 5-18.)
2. Insert the connector of the modular floppy
disk cable firmly into the port on your
notebook until it clicks.
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PC CARDS
PC Cards perform a wide variety of functions,
and are ideal for mobile computers.
Some examples of PC Cards are:
■ Fax/data modem cards (Type II).
■ Local area network (LAN) cards (Type II).
■ Wireless LAN cards (Type II).
■ IDE solid-state disk cards (Type II).
■ SCSI card (Type II).
■ Zoomed Video cards (Type II).
(Windows 98 only)
■ ATA card (Type III).(To be used with the
optional Mobile LAN Dock.)
■ Other PC cards that conform to PCMCIA 2.1
or PC CardBus standards.
For further information, refer to the
instructions supplied with your PC Card.
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Figure 5-18 External Installation of a Modular
Floppy Disk Drive with optional cable
Windows NT 4.0 does not support
Zoomed Video cards.
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To keep out dust and dirt, store PC Cards in
their protective sleeves when they are not
installed in your notebook.
■
Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
or excessive heat.
■
Keep the cards dry.
■
Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not
place heavy objects on top of them.
■
Do not force cards into the slot.
■
Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them
to excessive vibration.
Installing PC Cards in Your Notebook
PC cards are installed in the PC Card slot in
the right side panel of your notebook. Some PC
Cards will not work when all possible devices
are enabled. If a PC Card is not recognized, you
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will need to use the Control Panel, System and
then Device Manager and choose a system to
disable some device so that the resources can be
used by the PC Card.
CAUTION
Do not insert a PC Card into a slot if there
is water or any other substance on the
card. If you do, you may permanently
damage the card, your notebook, or both.
To install a PC Card:
1. See your PC Card manual for instructions on
installation of that specific card.
2. Make sure that there is not already a PC Card
in the slot. If there is, eject it, as described in
Removing PC Cards.
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Caring for PC Cards
PC Cards are durable; however, you must treat
them with care. The documentation supplied
with your PC Card will provide specific information; however, you should pay attention to
the following points:
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The L Series internal PC Card slot is also
used for Zoom Video cards – Type II.
Figure 5-19 Installation of a PC Card
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CAUTION
Installing or removing a card while your
notebook is in the process of going
through the power on or power off
sequence may damage the card and/or
your notebook.
3. Insert the PC Card in the card slot, with the
product name label facing up.
(Figure 5-19.)
4. The PC Card is fully inserted when the eject
button pops out.
5. Flip this button toward the front of your
notebook to fold it out of the way.
6. When the card is installed, lock it in place
by sliding the lock button to the right.
(Figure 5-19.)
Removing PC Cards – Windows 98 only
If you wish to remove or replace the PC Card,
use the following procedure:
1. Shutdown operation of the card.
2. Click on the PC Card indicator on the
Windows taskbar.
From the PC Card Properties Window:
3. Select the card to be removed and click
on the Stop button.
4. Verify that the You can safely remove
your card message appears.
9. Grab the card and pull it clear of
your notebook. (Figure 5-19.)
CAUTION
If the PC Card has an external connector
and cable, do not pull on this cable when
removing the card.
PARALLEL PORT DEVICES
5. If the device cannot be removed
message appears, save all files, close all
applications, and exit then shutoff the power
with the power switch.
(See Power Off on page 22.)
To connect a parallel interface device to the parallel port, be sure that the connector is the right
size and aligned, then push in until it is fully
seated. When it is seated tighten the hold-down
screws, one on each end of the connector.
(Figure 1-7 on page 8.)
6. Slide the lock toward the rear of your
notebook to release the card(s).
SERIAL PORT DEVICES
7. Flip the eject button(s) toward the rear of
your notebook until it is fully extended.
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8. Press the eject button in until it is flush with
the side of your notebook.
To connect an RS-232C device to the serial
port, be sure that the connector is the right size
and aligned, then push in until it is fully seated.
When it is seated tighten the hold-down screws,
one on each end of the connector.
(Figure 1-7 on page 8.)
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USB DEVICES
HEADPHONES
When installing a device on the USB Port, be
sure that the connector is the right size, aligned,
and fully seated. (Figure 1-7 on page 8.)
Make sure that your stereo headphones are
equipped with an 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug.
Make sure the plug is aligned and push it into the
jack until fully seated. (Figure 1-6 on page 6.)
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MICROPHONE
Make sure that your mono microphone is
equipped with an 1/8" (3.5 mm) mono
mini-plug. Make sure the plug is aligned
and push it into the jack until fully seated.
(Figure 1-6 on page 6.)
STEREO LINE IN DEVICE
Make sure that your stereo line in audio device,
a cassette recorder, for example, is equipped
with an 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. Make
sure the plug is aligned and push it into the jack
until fully seated. (Figure 1-6 on page 6.)
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Plugging in headphones disables the
built-in stereo speakers.
The internal modem is not intended for
use with Digital PBX systems. Do not
connect the internal modem to a digital
PBX as it may cause serious damage to
the internal modem or your entire notebook. Consult your PBX manufacturer’s
documentation for details. Some hotels
have Digital PBX systems. Be sure to find
out BEFORE you connect your modem.
TELEPHONE LINES
To attach a telephone line to the internal
modem, locate the RJ-11 jack on the right side
of your notebook. Plug one end of the telephone cable into the telephone line outlet.
Orient the telephone cable with the release latch
on the connector up. Push it into the jack until
it clicks and latches. (Figure 1-6 on page 6.)
MOUSE, KEYBOARD OR KEYPAD
Make sure the connector on your device is
the correct PS/2 type. Align the arrow on the
connector to point to the bottom of your notebook and push it in until the connector seats.
A mouse, keyboard or keypad may be installed
and automatically recognized by your notebook
without restarting or changing setups.
(Figure 1-7 on page 8.)
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Windows NT 4.0 does not support
USB devices.
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EXTERNAL MONITOR
THEFT PREVENTION LOCK
You may install an external monitor on the
external monitor port on the rear panel of your
notebook. Make sure that the wide side of the
connector is up and attach it to the port by
pushing in until it is seated, then tighten the
hold-down screw on each end of the connector.
(Figure 1-7 on page 8.)
A physical security system lock can be installed
on the right side of your notebook. (See Figure
1-6 on page 6 for the location of the lock slot.)
Simply insert the key end of your security
system in the slot, rotate 90 degrees and lock.
CAUTION
Pressing F10 while holding down the Fn
key allows you to change your selection
of where to send your display video. Each
time you press the combination of keys
you will step to the next choice. The choices, in order, are: built-in display panel only,
external monitor only, or both built-in display panel and external monitor.
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Memory Upgrade
Compartment
MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE
Your notebook has 64MB of installed SDRAM.
To increase your memory capacity you may
install a memory upgrade module in the
memory upgrade compartment in the bottom
of your notebook. A memory upgrade module
is a dual-in-line memory module (DIMM).
You may add a module of different capacity.
SDRAM memory upgrade modules are required.
CAUTION
Never remove screws except the ones
specifically shown in the directions for
installing and removing the memory
upgrade module.
Figure 5-20 L Series Memory Upgrade Compartment
To Install a Memory Upgrade Module
1. Turn off power to your notebook using the
power switch, (see Power Off on page 22),
and remove any power adapter (AC or
auto/airline).
2. Make sure that all the connector covers
are closed.
3. Turn the notebook bottom side up, with the
front panel toward you.
4. Remove the screw of the memory upgrade
compartment. (Figure 5-21.)
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5. Remove the cover by lifting it by the notch in
the front edge and pulling it toward the front
of the notebook.
10.Replace the cover by sliding the tabs on the
rear edge of the cover in the slots in the rear
edge of the compartment and pushing the
cover gently down starting with the rear
edge and working toward the front until the
entire cover is flush with the bottom of
your notebook.
CAUTION
Memory upgrade modules can be
severely damaged by electro-static
discharge (ESD). Be sure you are
properly grounded when handling
and installing the module.
11.Replace the screws.
Memory upgrade modules are not something
you routinely remove from your notebook.
Once it is installed, leave it in place unless you
want to increase system memory capacity.
7. Align the connector edge of the memory
upgrade module with the connector slot in
the compartment. The notch on the module
should be on the right with the part side up
and the connector pointing towards the back
of the notebook and aligned with the notch
in the connector inside the compartment.
(Figure 5-21.)
Figure 5-21 Memory Upgrade Installation
8. Insert the memory upgrade module at a
45° angle. (Figure 5-21.) Press the connector
edge of the module firmly down and into
the connector.
CAUTION
Before you install or remove a memory
upgrade module, save changes, close all
files and turn power off to your notebook.
(See Power Off on page 22.)
9. Press the memory upgrade module down
into the compartment until it lodges under
the retaining clip. You will hear a click when
it is properly in place.
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6. Remove the memory upgrade module from
its static guarded sleeve.
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After installing your added memory module,
you must complete the Resetting the Saveto-Disk Parameters procedure on page 115
in order for the Save-to-Disk mode to
operate properly on your LifeBook.
To Remove a Memory Upgrade Module
1. Perform steps 1 through 5 of To Install a
Memory Upgrade Module.
modules and then replace the cover by
following the instructions in steps 6 through
11 of the instructions of To Install a Memory
Upgrade Module.
Checking the Computer
Recognition of New Memory Capacity
When you have changed system memory capacity by adding or removing memory upgrade
modules, be sure to check that your notebook
has recognized all of the active memory. You
can check memory capacity by looking at the
Main Menu of the setup utility:
Example: A system with 64MB of memory
will display 640KB System Memory, 63MB
Extended Memory.
When you have installed additional memory,
the display should change. For example for:
Total RAM
Installed
System
Memory
Extended
Memory
64 MB
640 K
63MB
80 MB
640 K
79MB
96 MB
640 K
95MB
1. Turn on power using the power switch.
128 MB
640 K
127MB
3. While holding clips out, remove the module
from the slot by lifting it up and pulling
towards the front of your notebook.
2. Enter the setup utility by pressing the F2 key
as soon as the Fujitsu logo appears on the
screen. (See page 60.)
192MB
640 K
191MB
4. Store the memory upgrade module in a static
guarded sleeve.
3. The System Memory and the Extended
Memory capacity, as detected by your notebook during the Power On Self Test (POST),
are displayed at the bottom of the Main
Menu screen.
2. Pull clips sideways from each side of the
memory upgrade module.
5. Replace the cover by following the
instructions in steps 10 through 11 of the
instructions of To Install a Memory Upgrade
Module, or install new memory upgrade
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If the total memory displayed is not what you
believe it should be, check that your memory
upgrade module is properly installed. If
properly installed and the capacity is not
correctly recognized, see the Troubleshooting
Section starting on page 144.
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The internal Lithium ion Smart battery is in a
compartment in the bottom of your notebook.
Remove it only for replacement or long term
storage. (Figure 1-8 on page 8.)
OPTIONAL MOBILE LAN DOCK
The Mobile LAN Dock provides several advantages when using your LifeBook notebook. In
addition to providing an integrated floppy disk
drive and CD-ROM drive, it provides a means
to have a desktop configuration of connected
devices without having to replug each device
everytime you use your notebook away from
your desk, plus adding some additional
functions not included in your notebook.
It has a slot for one Type II/Type III PC Cards
and an additional battery bay which can also
charge a battery. The Mobile LAN Dock allows
you to connect:
F e a t u r e s
Second Battery
Bay
■
An external keyboard (PS/2).
■
A 10/100 Base-T Ethernet line (RJ-45).
■
Two USB devices.
■
An NTSC/PAL video device (television).
The Mobile LAN Dock comes with a battery
bay cover. Keep the battery bay cover on the
battery bay when there is no battery installed to
protect the bay against dust.
Theft
Prevention Slot
PS/2 Keyboard
Port
PS/2 Mouse Port
Dual USB Port
Stereo Line Out Jack
Docking Latches Docking Latch
Release Lever
Second Battery
Lock
Alignment
Pins
Docking
Connector
PC Card
Slots
Integrated CDROM Drive
Undock Request Button
Docking
Indicator
Integrated Floppy
Disk Drive
Figure 5-23 Mobile LAN Dock Front View
TV NTSC/PAL
POINT
Consult the documentation that comes
with your optional Mobile LAN Dock for
specific information on its use.
■
An RS-232C Serial device.
LAN
■
A parallel device.
Serial Port
■
An external VGA/SVGA/XGA monitor.
■
An external mouse (PS/2).
DC Power Jack
Parallel Port
External Monitor Port
Figure 5-22 Mobile LAN Dock Back View
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INTERNAL BATTERY
I n s t a l l a b l e
S e c t i o n
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F i v e
S e c t i o n
T o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Power On Self Test Messages. . . . . . . . 156
Emergency CD-ROM Drive Tray Release . . 159
Modem Setup and Commands . . . . . . . 159
Recovering Your Windows 98 System . . . 159
Recovering Your Windows NT 4.0 System . 162
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SECTION SIX
TROUBLESHOOTING
3. Make sure that any card installed in the
PC Card slot is seated properly. You can also
remove the card from the slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause of failure.
The LifeBook Series from Fujitsu is sturdy and
subject to few problems in the field. However,
you may encounter simple setup or operating
problems that you can solve on the spot, or
problems with peripheral devices, that you can
solve by replacing the device. The information
in this section helps you isolate and resolve
some of these straightforward problems, and
identify failures that require service.
5. Turn on your notebook using the power
switch. Make sure it has been off at least
10 seconds before you turn it on.
IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM
6. Go through the boot sequence.
If you encounter a problem, go through the
following procedure before pursuing complex
troubleshooting:
1. Turn off your notebook using the power
switch on the left side panel.
2. Make sure the AC adapter is plugged
into your notebook and to an active
AC power source.
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4. Make sure that any devices connected to the
external connectors are plugged in properly.
You can also disconnect such devices, thus
eliminating them as possible causes of failure.
7. If the problem has not been resolved, refer to
the problem guide table, which follows, for
more detailed troubleshooting information.
(Page 139 has an index to the table.)
POINT
If you keep notes about what you have
tried, your support representative may be
able to help you more quickly by giving
additional suggestions over the phone.
CAUTION
Do not return a failed notebook to
your supplier until you have talked to
a support representative.
8. If you have tried the solutions suggested in
Specific Problems without success, contact
your support representative: toll free 1-8008FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487), FAX 1-901259-5700, e-mail 8fujitsu@fpc.fujitsu.com,
Web Site http://www.8fujitsu.com.
Phone and fax support is available
8:30am to 5:00pm PST.
Before you place the call, you should have
the following information ready so that the
customer support representative can provide
you with the fastest possible solution:
■
Product name.
■
Product configuration number.
■
Product serial number.
■
Purchase date.
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Conditions under which the
problem occurred.
■
Any error messages that have occurred.
■
Hardware configuration.
■
Type of printer connected, if any. See the
Unit Label on the bottom of your notebook
for configuration and serial numbers.
(Figure 1-8 on page 8.)
SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
Using PC-Doctor
PC-Doctor is a diagnostic program by
Watergate Software, Inc. which comes preinstalled on your notebook. If your are an experienced computer user you may find it useful,
however, it is intended primarily to help your
Fujitsu support representative better serve you.
When you call for help your support representative may ask you to setup your notebook for
modem operation. You will be told what to do
step by step, and then to hang up the phone
and plug your phone line into the back of your
notebook. Your support representative will then
use the service computer to call your notebook
and perform diagnostic tests to find the nature
of your problem. Messages will be displayed on
the screen explaining what is being done and
giving any instructions that you need.
User Problem Guides
When you have problems with your notebook,
try to find the symptoms under the Symptom
column of the Problem Guide table for the
feature giving you difficulty. You will find a
description of common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what,
if anything, you can do to correct the condition
under Possible Solution. Remember that it helps
to keep notes of what you have tried and the
results when you are troubleshooting.
Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
CD-ROM Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Docking Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . . . . .143
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Modem Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Parallel, Serial, and USB Device Problems . .145
PC Card Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Shutdown and Startup Problems . . . . . . . . .151
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
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S e c t i o n
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. The volume knob is turned too low.
1. Adjust the volume control knob on
the right side of your notebook.
2. Adjust the sound volume control settings
in your software, both operating system
and applications.
3. Plugging in headphones disables the built-in
speakers, remove the headphones.
4. Set the BIOS setup utility, Audio Features
submenu of the Advanced menu to the
default values.
5. Refer to your application and operating
system documentation for help.
Audio Problems
There is no sound coming from
the built-in speakers.
2. The software volume control is set too low.
3. Headphones are plugged into your notebook.
4. BIOS audio settings are incorrect.
5. Software driver is not configured correctly.
CD-ROM Drive Problems
Notebook fails to recognize CD-ROM.
1. CD-ROM is installed with label face down.
2. CD-ROM is not pushed down onto
raised center circle of drive properly.
3. CD-ROM tray is not latched shut.
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1. Open CD-ROM tray and re-install CD
with proper orientation.
2. Open CD-ROM tray and re-install CD.
3. Push on the front of the CD-ROM tray
until it latches.
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Possible Cause
Possible Solution
5. Setup utility is set to something other
than auto or CD-ROM for the Secondary
Master Controller.
5. Revise BIOS settings to set the Secondary
Master correctly. (See Main menu and
Secondary Master submenu on pages 62-70
for more information.)
6. Verify the drive designator used by the
application is the same as the one used by
the operating system. When the operating
system is booted from a CD-ROM drive
designations are automatically adjusted.
(See page 65.)
7. Start the CD from the desktop or
application software or re-enable the
Windows CD auto insertion function.
(See page 28.)
8. Remove and re-install your notebook in
the Mobile LAN Dock or optioanl
Detachable Bay.
6. Wrong drive designator was used for
CD-ROM in the application.
7. Windows CD auto insertion function
is disabled.
8. Notebook is not properly installed in
an optional Mobile LAN Dock or
Optional Detachable Bay.
The CD-ROM Access indicator on the Status
Indicator panel blinks at regular intervals when
no CD is in the tray or the CD-ROM drive is
not installed.
1. The Windows CD auto insertion function
is active and is checking to see if a CD
is ready to run.
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Symptom
1. This is normal.
You can disable this function if you wish.
(See CD-ROM Access Indicator on pages
28-29 for more information.)
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S e c t i o n
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. Mobile LAN Dock AC adapter is not
plugged in.
2. Notebook is not properly seated in
the Mobile LAN Dock.
1. Provide power to the Mobile LAN Dock.
Docking Problems
Notebook does not turn on when installed
in a Mobile LAN Dock.
3. CD auto insertion function is enabled and
you are trying to operate on only the
internal battery.
2. Remove and re-dock your notebook
and verify that the Docked LED
illuminates correctly.
3. Install a charged external battery or use
a power adapter (AC or auto/airline).
4. No battery is installed or the battery
installed requires charging.
4. Install a charged external battery or use
a power adapter (AC or auto/airline).
1. Security is set to protect access to
floppy disk data.
2. Floppy disk is not loaded correctly.
1. Verify your password and security settings.
3. BIOS setup utility has Diskette
Controller: Disabled
4. Your notebook may not be properly
installed in the optional Mobile LAN Dock
or optional Detachable Bay.
3. Revise the setup utility Main menu settings.
(See Main Menu on page 62.)
4. Remove and re-dock your notebook
and verify that the Docked LED
illuminates correctly.
Floppy Disk Drive Problems
You cannot access your floppy disk.
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2. Eject floppy disk, check orientation and
re-insert. (See Floppy Disk Drive on pages 39-40.)
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
5. You tried to write to a write protected
floppy disk.
5. Eject the floppy disk and set it to write
enabled. (See page 39.)
1. The setup utility is set to the wrong drive
type or parameters other than the
characteristics of your internal hard drive.
1. Revise BIOS settings to set the Primary
Master drive correctly. (See Main Menu and
Primary Master Submenu pages 62-70 for
more information.)
2. Verify drive designator used by application
is in use by the operating system. When the
operating system is booted from a CD-ROM,
drive designations are automatically adjusted.
(See Primary Master Submenu on pages 65-70.)
3. Verify your password and security settings.
(See Security menu on pages 94-97.)
Hard Drive Problems
You can not access your hard drive.
2. The wrong drive designator was used by an
application when a bootable CD-ROM was
used to start the notebook.
3. Security is set so operating system can not
be started without a password.
The built-in keyboard does not seem to work.
1. The notebook has gone into Suspend mode.
2. Your application has locked out
your keyboard.
1. Push the Suspend/Resume button.
2. Try to use the touchpad pointing device
to access the Start menu and then the
ShutDown menu and restart the System.
If this fails again then turn your notebook
off, wait 10 seconds or more, and then turn
it on using the power switch.
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Keyboard or Mouse Problems
S e c t i o n
S i x
Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
You have installed an external keyboard or
mouse, and it does not seem to work.
1. Your external device is not properly installed.
1. Re-install your device. (See Mouse or
Keyboard on page 131.)
2. Check your device and operating
system documentation and activate the
proper driver.
3. Plug the mouse into the PS/2 Mouse port
and the external keyboard or numeric
keypad into the PS/2 Keyboard port.
2. Your operating system software is not
setup with the correct software driver for
that device.
3. Your mouse or keyboard is connected to the
wrong PS/2 port of the Mobile LAN Dock.
You have connected an external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be locking up the system.
1. Your operating system software is not setup
with the correct software driver for that device.
2. Your system has crashed.
1. Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
2. Restart your system by shutting down
and/or turning off the power, waiting at
least 10 seconds and then turning the
power on again.
1. Your memory upgrade module is not
properly installed.
1. Remove and re-install your memory
upgrade module. (See Memory Upgrade
Module on pages 132-134.)
2. Make sure display of error messages is
enabled (see Boot Options Submenu on
page 107), and check for Power On Self
Test (POST) messages. (See pages 156-158
for possible messages and their meanings.)
Memory Problems
Your power on screen or Main menu of the
BIOS setup utility information does not show
the correct amount of installed memory.
2. You have a memory failure.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. Messages about modem operation are
generated by whichever modem application
is in use.
1. See your application software
documentation for additional information.
1. The device is not properly installed.
1. Remove and re-install the device.
(See Parallel Port Devices on page 130, Serial
Port on Devices on page 130, or USB Devices
on page 131.)
2. Close your application and restart
your notebook.
Modem Problems
Messages about modem operation.
You have installed a parallel-port device, a serialport device or a USB device. Your notebook does
not recognize the device, or the device does not
seem to work properly.
CAUTION
USB technology is not supported and does
not work with Windows NT 4.0.
2. The device may have been installed with an
application running and your notebook
doesn’t know it’s there.
3. Your software may not have the correct
software driver active.
4. You may have the wrong I/O address selected
for your device.
5. Your device and another device are assigned
the same I/O address.
3. See your software documentation and
activate the correct driver.
4. See your device documentation and software
documentation to determine the required
I/O address.
5. Check all I/O addresses in the BIOS setup
utility and your other installed hardware
and software and make sure there are
no duplications.
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Parallel, Serial, and USB Device Problems
S e c t i o n
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. The card is not properly installed.
1. Remove and re-install the card.
(See PC Cards on pages 128-130.)
2. Close your application and restart
your notebook.
PC Card Problems
A card inserted in the PC Card slot does not
work or is locking up the system.
2. The card may have been installed with an
application running and your notebook
doesn’t know it’s there.
3. Your software may not have the correct
software driver active.
4. You may have the wrong I/O address selected
for your PC Card device.
5. Your PC Card device and another device are
assigned the same I/O address.
3. See your software documentation and
activate the correct driver.
4. See your PC Card documentation to
determine the required I/O address.
5. Check all I/O addresses in the BIOS setup
utility and your other installed hardware
and make sure there are no duplications.
Power Failures
You turn on your notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
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1. The internal battery is completely discharged,
and there is no power adapter (AC or auto/
airline) installed.
1. When all the batteries are dead there will
be a beep when the power switch is turned
on and the notebook will immediately go
into Dead Battery Suspend mode. (See page
38.) Check the Status Indicator panel to
determine the presence and condition of
the batteries. (See page 26.) Install a
power adapter if all batteries are dead
or unavailable. (See page 15.)
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
2. The internal battery is completely discharged
and the Power adapter (AC or auto/airline)
has no power from the AC outlet, airplane
seat jack, or the car’s cigarette lighter.
2. When the battery is dead there will be
a beep when the power switch is turned
on and the notebook will immediately go
into Dead Battery Suspend mode. (See page
38.) Check the Status Indicator panel to
determine the presence and condition of the
batteries and adapter. (See Figures 3-1 and
3-2 on pages 26 and 28.) Move the AC cord to
a different outlet, check for a line switch or
tripped circuit breaker for the AC outlet, if
you are using an auto/airline adapter in a
car make sure the ignition switch is in the
On or Accessories position.
3. When the battery is dead there will be a beep
when the power switch is turned on and the
notebook will immediately go into Dead
Battery Suspend mode. (See page 38.)
Verify the cause using the Status Indicator
panel to determine the presence and
condition of the batteries and adapter.
(See Figures 3-1 and 3-2 on pages 26-28.)
Try a different Power adapter or install
a charged optional second battery.
3. The internal battery is completely discharged
and the Power adapter (AC or auto/airline)
is faulty.
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T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g
S e c t i o n
Symptom
S i x
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
4. Power switch is already in the On position.
4. Try the Suspend/Resume button. If that
doesn’t work, slide your power switch firmly
to the front, pause 10 seconds or more and
then firmly to the rear. If you shut down
your notebook from Windows 98, you are
really in a pseudo-off state, there is some
power on and you can restart with the
Suspend/Resume button. (See Power Off
on page 22.)
5. Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the
presence and condition of the batteries.
(Figure 3-1 on page 26.) If a battery is
indicating a short, remove that battery
and operate from another power source
or replace that battery.
6. If the batteries are dead there will be a beep
when the power switch is turned on and the
notebook will immediately go into Dead
Battery Suspend mode. (See page 38.)
Check the Status Indicator panel to determine
the presence and condition of the batteries.
(Figure 3-1 on page 26.) Use a Power
adapter to operate until a battery is charged
or install a charged battery.
5. The internal battery is faulty and there is no
Power adapter (AC or auto/airline) installed.
6. The battery or batteries are low.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Your notebook turns off all by itself.
1. The power management parameters are set
for auto timeouts which are too short for
your operating needs.
1. Use the keyboard or pointer and if that does
not restore operation, push the Suspend/
Resume button. Check the Power Management settings or close your applications and
go to the BIOS Setup Utility Power Savings
menu and adjust the timeout values to
better suit your operation needs. (See the
PowerPanel on pages 51-54 and Power Menu
on pages 98-104.)
2. Install an AC Power adapter and then push
the Suspend/Resume button. (See Low
Battery State on page 38.)
2. You are operating on battery only and
have ignored a low battery alarm until the
batteries are all at the dead battery state and
your machine has gone into Dead Battery
Suspend mode.
3. You have a battery failure.
4. Your Power adapter has failed or lost its
power source.
3. Verify the condition of the batteries using
the Status Indicator panel (Figure 3-1 on
page 26), and replace or remove any that
are shorted.
4. Make sure the adapter is plugged in outlet
has power.
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T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g
S e c t i o n
S i x
Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Your notebook won’t work on battery alone.
1. The installed batteries are dead.
1. When the batteries are dead there will be a
beep when the power switch is turned on
and the notebook will immediately go into
Dead Battery Suspend mode. (See page 38.)
Replace the battery with a charged one
or install a Power adapter.
2. Verify that the batteries are properly connected by re-installing them.
3. Verify the condition of the batteries using
the Status Indicator panel, (Figure 3-1 on
page 26), and replace or remove any that
are shorted.
2. The batteries are improperly installed.
3. Your installed batteries are faulty.
The batteries seem to discharge too quickly.
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1. You are running an application which uses a
great deal of power because of frequent hard
drive access or CD-ROM access, use of a
modem PC Card or of a LAN PC Card.
2. The power savings features may be disabled.
1. Use both the internal battery and secondary
battery and/or use a Power adapter for this
application when at all possible.
2. Check the PowerPanel and/or setup
utility settings in the Power Savings menu
(see pages 51-54 and 98-104), and adjust
according to your operating needs.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
3. The brightness is turned all the way up.
3. Turn down the brightness adjustment. The
higher the brightness the more power your
display uses.
4. Replace the batteries.
5. Turn the unit off, take it to a cooler place,
wait until it has returned to room
temperature and try it agian. If it still
will not turn on, replace the battery.
4. The batteries are very old.
5. The batteries have been exposed to
high temperatures.
6. The batteries are too hot or too cold.
(See Batteries on page 35.)
6. Restore the notebook to normal operating
temperature. (The Charging icon on the
Status Indicator panel will flash when the
battery is outside its operating range.)
1. The Suspend/Resume button is disabled from
the Advanced submenu of the Power Savings
menu of the setup utility.
2. You did not press the button long enough.
1. Enable the button from the setup utility.
(See page 104.)
The Suspend/Resume button does not work.
3. There may be a conflict with the
application software.
2. Hold the button longer. This may need to be
a very long time if your application is preventing the CPU from checking for button pushes.
3. Close all applications, and try the
button again.
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Six
Shutdown and Startup Problems
S e c t i o n
S i x
Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The system powers up, and displays the power on
information, but fails to load operating system.
1. The boot sequence settings of the setup utility
are not compatible with your configuration.
1. Set the operating source by pressing the Esc
key while the Fujitsu logo is on screen or use
the F2 key and enter the setup utility and
adjust the source settings from the Boot
menu. (See Boot Menu on page 105.)
2. Make sure you have the right password. Enter
the setup utility and verify the Security
settings and modify them as appropriate.
(See Security Menu on pages 94-97.)
3. Use the BIOS setup utility Main menu,
Primary Adapter submenu to try to auto
detect the internal hard drive.
2. You have a secured system requiring a
password to load your operating system.
3. Internal hard drive was not detected.
An error message is displayed on the screen
during the notebook turn on (boot) sequence.
1. Power On Self Test (POST) has detected
a problem.
1. See the Power On Self Test (POST) Messages
(pages 156-158) to determine the meaning
and severity of the problem. Not all messages
are errors; some are simply status indicators.
Your notebook appears to change setup
parameters when you start it.
1. BIOS setup changes were not saved when you
made them and exited the BIOS setup utility
thus returning to previous settings.
2. The BIOS CMOS hold-up battery has failed.
1. Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit.
when exiting the BIOS setup utility.
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2. Contact your support representative for
repairs. This is not a user serviceable part
but has a normal life of 3 to 5 years.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. Something is pushing on the Closed Cover
switch. (Figure 1-4 on page 5.)
2. The notebook is set for an external
monitor only.
1. Clear the Closed Cover switch.
Video Problems
3. The angle of the display and the brightness
settings are not adequate for your
lighting conditions.
4. The power management timeouts may be
set for very short intervals and you failed to
notice the display come on and go off again.
5. The notebook turned on with a series
of beeps.
2. Pressing F10 while holding down the Fn key
allows you to change your selection of where
to send your display video. Each time you
press the combination of keys you will step
to the next choice. The choices, in order, are
built-in display only, external monitor only,
both built-in display and external monitor.
3. Move the display and the brightness control
until you have adequate visibility.
4. Press any key or move the pointer, if this
doesn’t work press the Suspend/Resume
button. (The display may be shut off
by Standby mode, Auto Suspend, or
Video Timeout.)
5. Power On Self Test (POST) has detected a
failure which does not allow the display to
operate. Contact your support representative.
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Six
The built-in display is blank when you turn on
your notebook.
S e c t i o n
S i x
Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The display goes blank by itself after you have
been using it.
1. The notebook has gone into Video timeout,
Standby mode, Suspend mode or Save-toDisk mode because you have not used it for
a period of time.
1. Use the keyboard or pointer and if that does
not restore operation, push the Suspend/
Resume button. You may want to change your
PowerPanel settings (pages 51-54) or close
your application and go to the setup utility
Power Savings menu (pages 98-102) and
adjust the timeout values to better
suit your needs.
2. Clear the Closed Cover switch.
2. Something is pushing on the Closed Cover
switch. (Figure 1-4 on page 5.)
The Built-in Display does not close.
1. A foreign object, such as a paper clip, is stuck
between the display and the keyboard.
1. Remove all foreign objects from
the keyboard.
The Built-in Display has bright or dark spots.
1. If the spots are very tiny and few in number,
this is normal for a large LCD display.
2. If the spots are numerous or large enough to
interfere with your operation needs.
1. This is normal; do nothing.
The application display uses only a portion of
your screen and is surrounded by a dark band.
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1. You are running an application that does not
support 1024 x 768 pixel resolution display
and display compensation is displayed.
2. Display is faulty; contact your
support representative.
1. Display compression gives a clearer but smaller
display for applications that do not support
1024 x 768 pixel resolution. You can fill the
screen but have less resolution by changing your
display compression setting. (See Video Features
Submenu of the Advanced Menu on pages 86-87.)
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T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
You have connected an external monitor and
it does not come on.
1. Monitor power cord is not plugged in.
1. External monitors are powered seperately
from the notebook and will require a
seperate power source.
2. Try toggling the video destination by
pressing Fn and F10 together or check
your BIOS setup and enable your external
monitor. (See the Video Features Submenu
of the Advanced Menu on pages 86-87.)
3. Reinstall your device.
2. Your BIOS setup is not set to enable your
external monitor.
3. Your external monitor is not
properly installed.
4. Your operating system software is not setup
with the correct software driver for that device.
5. Your external monitor is not compatible
with your notebook.
4. Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
5. See your monitor documentation and the
External Monitor Support portions of
Appendix A on page 170.
Miscellaneous Problems
1. Application software often has its own set
of error message displays.
1. See your application manual and help
displays screens for more information.
Not all messages are errors; some may
simply be status.
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An error message is displayed on the screen
during the operation of an application.
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POWER ON SELF TEST MESSAGES
The following is an alphabetic list of error-andstatus messages which Phoenix BIOS and/or
your operating system can generate and an
explanation of each message. Error messages
are marked with an *. Comments in italic type
are suggestions of possible actions for you to
consider or risks resulting from ignoring the
message. The most common errors are marked
with a #. If an error message is displayed that is
not in this list, write it down and check your
operating system documentation both on
screen and in the manual. If you can find no
reference to the message and its meaning is
not clear, contact your support representative
for assistance.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed – Where nnnn is
the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested by the Power On Self Test (POST).
(This can only appear if you have an SRAM
PC Card installed.)
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*Diskette drive A error – Drive A: is present but
fails the BIOS Power On Self Test (POST)
diskette tests. Check to see that the drive is
defined with the proper diskette type in the Utility
Setup, (see page 63,) and that the diskette drive is
installed correctly, (see page 128). If the disk drive
is properly defined and installed avoid using it
and contact your support representative.
*Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn –
Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed a memory
upgrade module verify that the module is properly
installed. If it is properly installed you may want
to check your Windows Setup so it is not trying to
use unavailable memory until you can contact
your support representative.
nnnn Extended RAM Passed – Where nnnn
is the amount of memory in kilobytes
successfully tested.
*Failing Bits: nnnn – The hex number nnnn
is a map of the bits at the memory address (in
System, Extended, or Shadow memory) which
failed the memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map
indicates a failed bit. This is a serious fault which
might cause you to lose data if you continue.
Contact your support representative.
*Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller
Failure – (where x = 1-4) Fixed disk is not
working or not configured properly. This may
mean that the hard drive type identified in your
Setup Utility does not agree with the type
detected by the Power On Self Test (POST).
Run the Setup Utility to check for the hard disk
type settings and correct them if necessary. If the
settings are OK and the message appears when
you restart the system there may be a serious fault
which might cause you to lose data if you continue.
Contact your support representative.
*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP – Type of
floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in your Setup Utility does not agree with the
type detected by the Power On Self Test (POST).
Run the Setup Utility to correct the inconsistency.
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*Invalid NVRAM media type – Problem
with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that
you see this message you may have some display
problems. You can continue operating but
should contact your support representative
for more information.
*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run
SETUP – Monitor type not correctly identified
in Setup. This error probably means your BIOS
is corrupted, run the Setup Utility and set all
settings to the default conditions. If you still get
this error, contact your support representative.
*Parity Check 2 nnnn – Parity error found in
the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address
and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate
the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*Keyboard controller error – The keyboard
controller failed test. You may have to replace
your keyboard or keyboard controller but may
be able to use an external keyboard until then.
Contact your support representative.
#*Operating system not found – Operating
system cannot be located on either drive A: or
drive C: Enter the Setup Utility and see if fixed
disk and drive A: are properly identified and that
the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you have
changed your installation greatly the operating
system should be on drive C:. If the Setup Utility
is correctly set your hard drive is probably
corrupted and your system may have to
be re-installed from your back up media.
#*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP – is
displayed after any recoverable error message.
Press the F1 key to continue the boot process or
the F2 key to enter Setup and change any settings.
*Keyboard error nn – BIOS discovered a stuck
key and displays the scan code for the stuck key.
You may have to replace your keyboard but may
be able to use an external keyboard until then.
Contact your support representative.
*Parity Check 1 nnnn – Parity error found in
the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the
address and display it on the screen. If it cannot
locate the address, it displays ????. This is a
potentially data destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
#Press <F2> to enter SETUP – message is displayed during Power On Self Test (POST). The
message can be turned off by the Setup Utility
Boot Options Submenu, (see page 107), but the
F2 key will still perform the same function.
#*Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used – Previous Power On Self Test
(POST) did not complete successfully. Power
On Self Test (POST) loads default values and
offers to run Setup. If the failure was caused by
incorrect values and they are not corrected, the
next boot will likely fail also. If using the default
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*Keyboard error – Keyboard not working.
You may have to replace your keyboard or
keyboard controller but may be able to use an
external keyboard until then. Contact your
support representative.
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settings does not allow you to complete a successful boot sequence you should turn off the power
with the Power Switch and contact your
support representative.
tinue operating but you will have to use Setup
Utility default values or reconfigure your Setup
Utility every time you turn off your notebook.
This battery has an expected life of 2 to 3 years.
*Real time clock error – Real-time clock fails
BIOS test. May require board repair. Contact
your support representative.
System BIOS shadowed – System BIOS copied
to shadow RAM.
*Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn – Shadow
RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at
which the error was detected. You are risking
data corruption if you continue. Contact your
support representative.
nnnn Shadow RAM Passed – Where nnnn is
the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes
successfully tested.
*System battery is dead – Replace and run
SETUP – The BIOS CMOS RAM memory hold
up battery is dead. This is part of your BIOS
and is a board mounted battery which requires
a support representative to change. You can con-
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*System CMOS checksum bad – run SETUP –
BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that changes data stored in BIOS memory.
Run Setup and reconfigure the system.
*System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn – System
memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k
block at which the error was detected. This
means that there is a fault in your built-in
memory. If you continue to operate you risk
corrupting your data. Contact your support
representative for repairs.
nnnn System RAM Passed – Where nnnn is the
amount of system memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
*System timer error – The timer test failed. The
main clock that operates the computer is faulty.
Requires repair of system board. Contact your
support representative for repairs.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn –
Displays the address of the upper limit of
Upper Memory Blocks, indicating released
segments of the BIOS memory which may
be reclaimed by a virtual memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed Video – BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Figure 6-1 Emergency CD-ROM Tray Release
EMERGENCY CD-ROM
DRIVE TRAY RELEASE
If for some reason the eject button fails, you
can open the CD-ROM tray with a paper clip
or similar tool inserted into the eject hole in the
far right side of the front of the tray. Straighten
one side of a paper clip and push it gently into
the hole. The tray will pop out a short distance.
(Figure 6-1.)
The operating system and application software
that is factory installed detects the modem
characteristics and provides the necessary command strings to operate the modem. The internal modem operation is controlled by generic
AT commands from the operating system and
application software. The standard long form
result codes may, in some cases, be displayed on
your screen to keep you informed of the actions
of your modem. The operating system and
application software may suppress display of
the result codes. Examples of result codes are:
OK
NO CARRIER
NO DIALTONE
CONNECT 56000
(Connection complete at 56,000 bps.)
ERROR
FAX
RING (This means an incoming call.)
BUSY
NO ANSWER
When using the internal modem with applications which are not factory installed see the
application documentation.
POINT
You will need to have the optional
Detachable Bay with optional modular
CD-ROM installed, or optional mobile
LAN Dock to use the recovery CD.
RECOVERING YOUR WINDOWS 98
SYSTEM
Included with your notebook (in the
Accessories box) is an Emergency Recovery
CD-ROM with the following content:
■ A backup copy of the software originally
installed by Fujitsu on your new Fujitsu
LifeBook (can only be used on the listed
Fujitsu LifeBook model(s))
■
Sets of device drivers and utilities (in specific
directories) that are unique to your notebook
configuration for use as documented below
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“Read-me” file(s) that provide additional use
information for items on this CD-ROM.
Note: If you have access to the internet, visit
the Fujitsu PC Corporation Web Site
(http://www.8fujitsu.com) to check for the
most current information and hints on how
to perform recovery and system updates.
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software
from CD-ROM
The Recovery CD-ROM enables restoration
of your notebook disk drive contents as they
were originally shipped from the factory. Most
often this is necessary if files or software programs (only those files/programs that came
pre-installed) become corrupted or
accidentally erased.
You have two options available when
performing recovery:
1. Recover Hard Drive without Format.
This choice replaces all the original factory
installed files and program structures without eliminating your data files. You will have
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to re-install any software that was not included with the computer when you bought it
(but your data will be intact as long as the
installation of the additional programs is
performed in the same manner).
2. Format and Recover Hard Drive.
WARNING: This choice removes all the information on the hard disk. If you choose this option,
you will lose any software you have installed and
any other files you created since you setup your
computer. You will have to re-install any software
that was not included with the computer when
you bought it.
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It is recommended that you ”back-up“
all data files prior to performing either of
the recovery options.
Device Drivers, Utilities and
”Read-Me“ File(s)
The Recovery CD also includes a section for
providing device driver files/directories and
specific LifeBook model utilities that give you
additional flexibility and functionality for
using your Fujitsu notebook.
CAUTION
User data and user installed software CAN
NOT be recovered from the Recovery CD.
This section of the CD is only available if your
notebook is already functioning from either
your hard drive boot/operating system or as a
result of using a bootable floppt disk that is
configured to recognized the CD-ROM drive.
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Do not boot your notebook from the
CD-ROM drive as is done for restoring
your pre-installed software.
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Look for and open files with the
extensions ”.DOC” and ”.TXT”.
POINT
To use this portion of the CD-ROM, your
notebook must BOOT (upon power up
of full system reset/restart) from the
CD-ROM drive. (See section four.)
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Make certain you have your Operating
System Product ID# available (from the
Certificate of Authenticity) prior to performing recovery. Once the process is
complete and you re-start your notebook,
you will be required to perform all the
setup steps as you did when the computer
was first bought. (See the section ”Starting
Your Notebook For the First Time.”)
Please locate and read any of the "Read-Me"
files on the CD. These files will provide
information that pertains specifically to the
additional files and utilities that are provided
on the Recovery CD for your particular
LifeBook model.
To Run the Emergency Recovery Program
1. Insert the Recovery CD in the
CD-ROM drive.
2. If your notebook is running when you insert
the CD, exit your operating system and
power down the notebook.
3. Start (power up) your notebook.
4. At this point, you must either change your
BIOS setup configuration (F2 key) to have
the computer boot from the CD-ROM “first”
(if you have not previously done so), or use
the Esc key during the boot-up sequence and
select the CD-ROM from the menu which
will appear. For more information and
detailed instructions on changing the BIOS
setup, refer to Section Four of this manual.
5. If correctly configured to boot from the
Recovery CD-ROM, you will notice your
system will run a full virus scan of the hard
drive and then reach the Recovery CD
Welcome screen. If this is not what is displayed, check to see that the Recovery CD is
installed in the CD-ROM drive and repeat
the previous steps (starting with 2).
Note: If you receive a message “This program
may not be used on your computer” you are
using the wrong Recovery CD for the model
of notebook.
6. Read the information displayed on the
Welcome screen, then Click OK.
7. Select one of the two icons displayed in the
Recovery CD menu and follow the instructions that follow.
8. When recovery is complete, remove the
Recovery CD, replace it in its sleeve and store
it in a safe location (with your Operating
System Manual/Certificate of Authenticity).
9. Restart your notebook.
10. Reset your boot device priority in the BIOS
setup as desired.
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As long as there is no bootable meida in
the CD-ROM drive or floppy disk drive,
your notebook will boot from the hard
drive regardless of the BIOS “Boot
Device Priority” setting.
Your notebook now has all of the software
installed that was included when you received it
from the factory. You must now load any programs which you purchased and installed after
you got you notebook. If you chose the Format
and Recover option, you should now restore your
data files. If you performed Recovery without
Format, your data files will still exist (within their
original directory structures).
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You will need to have the optional
Detachable Bay with optional modular
CD-ROM installed, or optional mobile
LAN Dock to use the recovery CD.
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WINDOWS NT 4.0 SYSTEM
Included with your notebook (in the
Accessories box) is an Emergency Recovery
CD-ROM with the following content:
A backup copy of the software originally
installed on your new Fujitsu LifeBook (can
only be used on the listed LifeBook models).
Sets of device drivers and utilities (in specific
directories) that are unique to your notebook
configuration for use as documented below.
Read-me files that provide additional use
information for items on this CD-ROM.
If you have access to the internet, visit the
Fujitsu PC Corporation Web Site at
www.8fujitsu.com to check for the most current
information and hints on how to perform
recovery and system updates.
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software
from CD-ROM
The Emergency Recovery CD-ROM enables
restoration of your notebook disk drive contents as they were originally shipped from the
factory. Most often this is necessary if files or
software programs (only those files/programs
that came pre-installed) become corrupt or
accidentally erased.
POINT
It is recommended that you back-up all
data files prior to performing recovery.
POINT
You will need to have the optional
Detachable Bay with optional modular
CD-ROM installed, or optional mobile
LAN Dock to use the recovery CD.
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Make certain you have your Operating
System Product ID# available (from the
Certificate of Authenticity) prior to performing recovery. Once the process is
complete and you re-start your notebook, you will be required to perform all
the setup steps as you did when the
computer was first bought. (See the
section ”Starting Your Notebook For
the First Time.”)
CAUTION
User data and user installed software
CAN NOT be recovered from the
Emergency Recovery CD.
To Run the Emergency Recovery Program
To use this portion of the CD-ROM, your notebook must boot (upon power up or full system
reset/restart) from the CD-ROM drive.
(See pages 107–108.)
1. Insert the Emergency Recovery CD in the
CD-ROM drive.
6. Read the information displayed on the
welcome screen, then Click OK.
2. If your notebook is running when you insert
the CD, exit your operating system and
power down the notebook.
7. Read the information on the system
diagnostic window that appears next
and click OK.
3. Start (power up) your notebook.
8. Read the information on the warning
window that appears next and click OK.
4. At this point, you must change your BIOS
setup configuration (F2 key) to have the
computer boot from the CD-ROM “first”.
(For more information on changing the BIOS
setup, see pages 107–108.)
5. If correctly configured to boot from the
Recovery CD-ROM, your system will display
the Emergency Recovery welcome screen. If
this is not what is displayed, check to see that
the Recovery CD is inserted in the CD-ROM
drive and repeat the previous steps, starting
with 2.
If you received a message This program
may not be used on your computer, you are using the wrong Recovery CD
for your model of notebook.
9. Your system will reboot itself. Do not
remove the Recovery CD. The welcome
screen will appear again; click OK.
10. Double-click the Format and Recover
Hard Drive icon.
11. The recovery program will prompt you to
choose to format both partitions on the
hard drive. Click Yes in each instance to
continue.
12. Read the information displayed and click
OK. Recovery will begin and the system
will display progress messages.
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13. Your system will reboot itself. Do not
remove the Recovery CD.
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CAUTION
Failure to remove the Recovery CD
before restarting the notebook will result
in a startup from the Recovery CD.
14. When a message saying recovery is complete
appears, remove the Recovery CD, replace it
in its sleeve and store in a safe location.
15. Restart your notebook.
16. Reset your boot device priority in the BIOS
setup as desired.
Your notebook now has all of the software
installed that was included when you received
it from the factory. You must now load any
programs which you purchased and installed
after you got your notebook.
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As long as there is no bootable media in
the CD-ROM drive or the floppy disk
drive, your notebook will boot from the
hard drive regardless of the BIOS Boot
Device Priority setting.
Device Drivers, Utilities and Read-Me Files
The Emergency Recovery CD also includes a
section for providing device driver files/directories and specific Lifebook model utilities that
give you additional flexibility and functionality
for using your Fujitsu notebook.
This section of the CD is only available if your
notebook is already functioning from either
your hard drive boot/operating system or as a
result of using a bootable floppy disk that is
configured to recognize the CD-ROM drive.
Please locate and read any of the Read-Me files
that are included on the CD. These files will
provide information that pertains specifically
to the additional files and utilities that are
provided on the Recovery CD for your particular
Lifebook model.
POINT
Look for and open files with the
extensions .DOC and .TXT.
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Care and Maintenance
Caring for Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . 166
Increasing Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Caring for Your Batteries . . . . . . . . . . 167
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■
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
If you use your LifeBook from Fujitsu carefully,
you will increase its life and reliability. This
section provides some tips for looking after
the notebook and the battery.
CARING FOR YOUR NOTEBOOK
* The LifeBook is a durable but sensitive electronic device. Treat it with respect and care.
■
Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable
carrying case.
■
■
■
Keep it away from food and beverages.
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If you accidentally spill liquid on
your notebook:
■
Keep the covers closed on the connectors
and slots when they are not in use.
1. Turn it off.
2. Position it so that the liquid can run out.
3. Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer
if needed.
4. If your notebook will not boot after it has
dried out, call your support representative.
■
Do not put heavy or sharp objects on
the computer.
■
If you are carrying your notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure
that there are no objects in the case pressing
on the lid of your notebook.
■
Do not drop your notebook.
■
Clean your notebook with a damp, lint-free
cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
■
Use a soft cloth to remove dust from
the screen.
Avoid exposure to water, sand, dust, and
other environmental hazards.
Do not expose your notebook to direct
sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140° F (60° C) may damage
your notebook.
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INCREASING BATTERY LIFE
To increase battery life:
1. Power your notebook through the AC or
optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.
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M a i n t e n a n c e
5. Set the power management for the maximum
Power Savings profile of the PowerPanel settings or set an even longer life combination
with the BIOS setup utility.
6. Put your notebook in Suspend mode when it
is turned on and you are not actually using it.
2. If your notebook is running on battery power
for any extended time connect it to the AC
adapter overnight to recharge the battery.
7. Limit your CD-ROM access.
3. Keep brightness to the lowest
comfortable level.
8. Disable the Windows 98 CD automatic
insertion function. (See page 28.)
4. Keep the volume level as low as possible for
comfortable operation.
9. Always use fully charged batteries.
CARING FOR YOUR BATTERIES
If your notebook is to be stored for a month
or longer, turn the machine off and remove all
Lithium ion batteries. Store your notebook
and batteries separately in a cool, dry location.
If you store your notebook with a battery
installed, the battery will discharge, and battery
life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery
might damage your notebook.
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Specifications and Glossary
Appendix A Specifications . . . . . . . . . 170
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
LifeBook L Series Specifications . . . . . 170
Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Appendix B Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
A p p e n d i c e s
APPENDIX A SPECIFICATIONS
Appendix A provides the hardware and environmental specifications and the model and
part numbers for your LifeBook L Series
and its peripherals.
WARRANTY
Memory
System Memory (on-board)
64 MB standard /192 MB total maximum,
(1 upgrade slot).
L2 Cache Memory
256KB On-die.
Your notebook is backed by a 3 year
International Limited Warranty* and includes
toll-free technical support; call 1-800-8FUJITSU
(1-800-838-5487). Check the service kit that
came with your notebook for warranty terms
and conditions.
Expansion Memory Options
16MB, 32MB, 64MB and 128MB SDRAM
Modules extend system memory up to 192MB
maximum; installable in a single DIMM (dualin-line memory module) socket in a compartment in the bottom of the notebook.
LIFEBOOK L SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
BIOS Memory
512KB Flash ROM.
256 Bytes CMOS-RAM with back-up battery.
Microprocessor
L470
366MHz Intel Pentium II, PCI bus and
CardBus architectures.
Video RAM
2MB EDO RAM.
Display
Built-in color flat-panel TFT active matrix LCD
display with simultaneous display capability.
*Service and warranty turnaround time may vary by country
and product. Battery is warranted for one year.
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Recommended Video Color and Resolution
Diagonal dimension: 13.3."
Internal
1024 x 768 pixel resolution/64K colors.
800 x 600 pixel resolution/256K colors (select
24-bit colors on Window Display setting).
External
1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 64K colors.
800 x 600 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
Simultaneous Video = Yes.
1024 x 768 pixels/64K colors.
XGA, SVGA, and VGA compatible.
Mass Storage Device
Floppy Disk Drive
One 3.5" external floppy disk drive which accomodates a 1.44MB or a 720KB floppy disk.
Hard Drive
One factory installed 4.3GB fixed hard
drive unit.
Audio
SoundBlaster Pro-compatible 16-bit stereo
PCM/FM sound chip.
Spatializer 3D-Stereo multiple speaker
effect support.
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Integrated Pointing Device
Touchpad pointing device.
Communication Options
Internal V.90 standard 56K Fax/Data/modem.
(ITU V.90, 56kbps data, 14.4kbps fax.)
(See page 3 for caution on modem.)
IrDA 1.1 compatible fast infrared port (4 Mbps).
Video
Zoomed Video support via PC Card Slot 1
in notebook only.
NTSC/PAL TV output jack in optional
LAN Dock.
Input/Output Connections
One Type II PC Card slot:
PCMCIA Standard 2.1 with CardBus
support; Zoomed Video support via Slot 1.
One 6-pin mini DIN PS/2 compatible connector, for external keyboard, external mouse or
external numeric keypad.
One 25-pin D-SUB two-way Centronics type
connector for parallel input/output devices;
Bi-directional, output only or ECP.
One 220-pin connector for docking devices.
One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external
monitor (see Display specifications).
One 9-pin D-SUB connector for RS-232C serial
input/output devices.
One connector for USB (Universal Serial Bus)
input/output devices.
One 25-pin special connector for external
floppy disk drive connection.
One modular RJ-11 communications
connector.
One stereo headphone jack.
(See Audio specifications.)
One mono microphone jack.
(See Audio specifications.)
One stereo line in jack.
(See Audio specifications.)
Keyboards
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key.
PS/2 compatible keyboards.
Total number of keys: 87.
Function keys: 12, F1 through F12.
Feature extension key: Fn.
Windows keys: 3, two Start keys and
one Application key.
Key pitch: 19 mm.
Key stroke: 3 mm.
Built-in Glidepoint/Touchpad pointing
device with left and right buttons.
Built-in palmrest.
External Keyboard Support
PS/2 compatible.
Appendices
Stereo headphone jack, 1 Vrms, or less,
minimum impedance 32 Ohms.
Stereo line in jack, 880 mVrms or less,
minimum impedance 10K Ohms.
Mono microphone jack, 125 mVp-p or less,
minimum impedance 10K Ohms.
Two built-in speakers, 28 mm diameter
(Stereo).
One built-in monaural microphone.
External Numeric Keypad Support
PS/2 compatible.
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External Mouse Support
PS/2 compatible.
Management Standard
DMI 2.0/WFM 1.1a enabled.
Power
Batteries
One modular Lithium ion battery, Fujitsu
Model FPCBP15. Rechargeable, 10.8V, 2600
mAh. Operating time of up to 2.5 hours. Rapid
charge (notebook off or in suspend mode) in
about four (4) hours. Standard charge (normal
use with limited CD and hard drive access)
in about ten (10) hours.
CAUTION
Actual battery life will vary based on
screen brightness, applications, features,
power management settings, battery
conditioning, and other customer
preferences. CD-ROM or hard drive
usage may also have a significant impact
on battery life.
Optional Dual Battery Configuration
Optional 2nd Battery (same as primary), for use
in Detachable Bay or LAN Dock. Total operating
time of up to 5 hours. Rapid charge (notebook
off or in Suspend Mode) in about four (4)
hours. Standard charge (normal use with
limited CD and hard drive access) in about
ten (10) hours.
AC Adapter
Autosensing 100-240V AC, 54W, supplying
16V DC to the Notebook, which includes an
AC cable.
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Optional Auto/Airline Adapter
Autosensing 12/24V DC, 43W supplying
16V DC to the Notebook.
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Dimensions
Approximately 11.9" x 9.4" x 1.1"
(notebook only)
(303 mm x 239 mm x 27.9 mm).
Weights
Approximately 4.5 lbs, notebook only.
Environmental Requirements
Temperature
Operating: 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F).
Non-operating: –15° to 60° C (5° to 140° F).
Humidity
Operating: 20% to 85%, relative, non-condensing.
Non-operating; 8% to 85%, relative,
non-condensing.
Altitude
Operating: 10,000 feet (3,048 m) maximum.
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Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
9 kV.
Theft Prevention Lock
Lock slot on the right side panel for use with
physical restraining security systems. The locking system by Kensington is recommended.
Pre-Installed Software
Windows 98:
Microsoft Windows 98.
Communicator by Netscape.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Audio Rack 32 by ESS Technology, Inc.
Internet Explorer by Microsoft.
PMSet 98 by Fujitsu Limited.
McAfee VirusScan by Network Associates, Inc.
LapLink by Traveling Software.
PC-Doctor by Watergate Software, Inc.
INTEL LANDesk Client Manager CD (coupon).
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Internet Explorer by Microsoft.
McAfee VirusScan by Network Associates, Inc.
Card Executive by Phoenix Technologies.
NoteDock by Phoenix Technologies.
PowerPanel by Phoenix Technologies.
PC-Doctor by Watergate Software, Inc.
INTEL LANDesk Client Manager CD (coupon).
APPROVALS
Emissions
FCC Part 15, FCC Part 68, CSO3
Saftey
UL, C-UL, TUV
FCC Certification
See statement at the front of this User's Guide.
DOC (Industry Canada) Certification
See statement at the front of this User's Guide.
POPULAR ACCESSORIES
Docking Solution
Mobile LAN Dock, Fujitsu Model FPCDS15.
The Mobile LAN Dock charges a second battery
and provides connections for:
RS-232C Serial device.
Parallel device.
VGA/SVGA/XGA monitor.
Mouse (PS/2).
Keyboard (PS/2).
Slot for two Type II or one Type III without
Zoomed Video support.
10/100 Base-T Ethernet line (RJ-45).
Two USB ports.
NTSC/PAL TV.
DC power jack.
Stereo Line out.
Appendices
Windows NT 4.0:
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.
Communicator by Netscape.
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Detachable Bay, Fujitsu Model FPCDS14
The Detachable Bay has a battery bay for
accomodating a second battery.
It allows you to install the following optional
Bay Devices:
Modular CD-ROM drive,
Fujitsu Model FPCCD10.
Modular Floppy disk drive,
Fujitsu Model FPCFDD06.
Weight Saver (comes stardard with
Detachable Bay.)
Modular DVD drive,
Fujitsu Model FPCDVD05.
Modular SuperDisk 120 drive,
Fujitsu Model FPCLS03.
128MB SDRAM, Fujitsu Model FPCEM13.
Power
Lithium ion Battery, Fujitsu Model FPCBP15.
AC Adapter, Fujitsu Model FPCAC06.
Auto Airline Adapter, Fujitsu Model FPCAA02*.
Auto Adapter, Fujitsu Model FPCFCBA01.
Memory
16MB SDRAM, Fujitsu Model FPCEM05.
32MB SDRAM, Fujitsu Model FPCEM06.
64MB SDRAM, Fujitsu Model FPCEM07.
Storage and Multimedia
Modular DVD Drive,
Fujitsu Model FPCDVD05, Requires
Detachable Bay.
Modular SuperDisk 120,
Fujitsu Model FPCLS03 Requires
Detachable Bay.
Modular CD-ROM Drive,
Fujitsu Model FPCCD10 Requires
Detachable Bay.
Modular Floppy Disk Drive,
Fujitsu Model FPCFDD06, Requires
Detachable Bay.
Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Fujitsu Model FPCFDA04(to use
optional Modular Floppy Disk
Drive externally.)
*Not for use with optional Detachable Bay or optional
Mobile LAN dock.
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AC Adapter
A device which converts the AC voltage from a
wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power
your notebook.
Active-Matrix Display
A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device
for every pixel on the screen.
Auto/Airline Adapter
A device which converts the DC voltage from
an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC
power outlet to the DC voltage needed to power
your notebook.
BIOS
Basic Input-Output System. A computer program and set of default parameters stored in
ROM which tests and operates your computer
when you turn it on until it loads your installed
operating system from disk. Information from
the BIOS is transferred to the installed operating system to provide it with information on
the configuration and status of the hardware.
Bit
An abbreviation for a binary digit. A single
piece of information which is either a one (1)
or a
zero (0).
bps
An abbreviation for bits per second. Used to
describe data transfer rates.
Boot
To start-up a computer and load its operating
system from disk, ROM or other storage media
into RAM.
Bus
An electrical circuit which passes data
between the CPU and the sub-assemblies
inside your computer.
Cache Memory
A block of memory built into the microprocessor which is much faster to access than
your system RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling
time faster.
CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface
which offers performance similar to the 32-bit
PCI architecture.
CD-ROM
Abreviation for Compact disc read only
memory. This is a form of digital data storage
which is read optically with a laser rather than
a magnetic head. A typical CD-ROM can
contain about 600MB of data and is not
subject to heads crashing into the surface and
destroying the data when there is a failure nor
to wear from reading.
Appendices
APPENDIX B GLOSSARY
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
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CHS Translation
Abreviation for Cylinder, head and sector translation. Conversion of hard drive access addressing to the cylinder, head and sector form. The
terminology is historical left from the days
when data was stored on a series of cylindrical
drums. The head designates the reading device,
similar to the head on a cassette recorder only
mounted on a movable arm. Another addressing method is LBA.
CMOS RAM
Abreviation for Complementary Metal Oxide
Semiconductor Random Access Memory. This is
a technology for manufacturing random access
memory which requires very low levels of power
to operate.
COM Port
Abbreviation for communication port.
This is your serial interface connection.
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Command
An instruction which you give your operating
system. Example: run a particular application
or format a floppy disk.
Configuration
The combination of hardware and software that
makes up your system and how it is allocated
for use.
CRT
Abreviation for Cathode Ray Tube. A display
device which uses a beam of electronic particles
striking a luminescent screen. It produces a
visual image by varying the position and intensity of the beam.
Data
The information a system stores and processes.
DC
Abreviation for direct current. A voltage or
current that does not fluctuate periodically
with time.
Default Value
A preprogrammed value to be used if you fail to
set your own.
DIMM
Abreviation for dual-in-line memory module.
Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage
media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard
drive, if it is highly flexible it is a floppy disk,
if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with
a shutter it is commonly called a diskette.
Disk Drive
The hardware which spins the disk and has the
heads and control circuitry for reading and
writing the data on the disk.
Diskette
A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.
DMA
Abreviation for Direct Memory Access. Special
circuitry for memory to memory transfers of
data which do not require CPU action.
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DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft
Disk Operating System).
Driver
A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices into the exact form required by
a specific brand and model of device in order
to produce the desired results from that
particular equipment.
ESD
Electro-Static Discharge. The sudden discharge
of electricity from a static charge which has
built-up slowly. Example: the shock you get
from a doorknob on a dry day or the sparks
you get from brushing hair on a dry day.
Extended Memory
All memory more than the 640KB recognized
by MS-DOS as system memory.
FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage
media which is highly flexible.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage
media where the platter is very stiff.
Hexadecimal
A decimal notation for the value of a 4 bit
binary number. (0-9, A, B, C, D, E, F) Example:
2F in hexadecimal = 00101111 in binary = 47
in decimal.
I/O
Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your
computer in electronic form.
I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits
for data entering and leaving your computer
in electronic form.
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control
interface for a hard drive which is inside the
hard drive unit.
Impedance
The amount of resistance to the flow of
electric current.
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible
light spectrum which is invisible to humans.
IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization
which produces standards for communication
using infrared as the carrier.
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DMI
Abreviation for Desktop Management Interface.
A standard that provides PC management
applications with a common method of locally
or remotely querying and configuring PC computer systems, hardware and software components, and peripherals.
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IRQ
Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event
has occurred which needs to be processed.
Lithium ion Battery
A type of rechargeable battery which has a high
power-time life for its size and is not subject to
the memory effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.
Modem
A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator.
The equipment which connects a computer or
other data terminal to a communication line.
KB
Kilobyte.
LPT Port
Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel
interface ports because historically line printers
were the first and later the most common
device connected to parallel ports.
MMX Technology
MMX technology is an Intel processor enhancement that improves multimedia and communication applications. The Pentium processor with
MMX technology boasts three primary architectural design enhancements: 57 powerful new
instructions specifically designed to manipulate
and process video, audio and graphical data efficiently; Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD)
enabling one instruction to perform the same
function on multiple pieces of data; and more
L1 cache for a total of 32KB.
Kilobyte
1,024 bytes (2 raised to the tenth power).
LAN
Local Area Network. An interconnection of
computers and peripherals within a single
limited geographic location which can pass
programs and data amongst themselves.
LBA
Logical Block Addressing. A method of locating
data stored on a disk.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which
makes images by controlling the orientation of
crystals in a crystalline liquid.
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Megahertz
1,000,000 cycles per second.
Memory
A repository for data and applications which is
readily accessible to your computer CPU.
MHz
Megahertz.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard communication protocol for exchange of
information between computers and sound
producers such as synthesizers.
Monaural
A system using one channel to process sound
from all sources.
MPU-401
A standard for MIDI interfaces and connectors.
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Operating System
A group of control programs that convert
application commands, including driver
programs, into the exact form required by a
specific brand and model of microprocessor
in order to produce the desired results from
that particular equipment.
PAL
Phase Alternation by Line. The standard for
color television in Western Europe and most of
Asia and Africa.
Parallel Port
A connection to another device through which
data is transferred as a block of bits simultaneously with a wire for each bit in the block and
with other wires only for control of the device
not for transfer of data.
Partition
A block of space on a hard drive which is set
aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it were a separate disk, and addressed
by the operating system accordingly.
PCMCIA
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal
Computer Memory Card International
Association. The Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for add-in cards for
personal computers.
Peripheral Device
A piece of equipment which performs a specific
function associated with but not integral to
a computer. Examples: a printer, a modem,
a CD-ROM.
PIO
Parallel Input/Output.
Pitch (keyboard)
The distance between the centers of the letter
keys of a keyboard.
Pixel
The smallest element of a display, a dot of color
on your display screen. The more pixels per
area the clearer your image will appear.
POST
Power On Self Test. A program which is part of
the BIOS which checks the configuration and
operating condition of your hardware whenever
power is applied to your Computer. Status and
error messages may be displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the self test detects failures that are so serious that operation can not
continue, the operating system will not be loaded.
Program
An integrated set of coded commands to your
computers telling your hardware what to do
and how and when to do it.
PS/2
An IBM series of personal computers which
established a number of standards for connecting external devices such as keyboards
and mouse.
Appendices
NTSC
National TV Standards Commission. The
standard for TV broadcast and reception for
the USA.
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RAM
Abreviation for Random Access Memory. A
hardware component of your computer that
holds binary information (both program and
data) as long as it has the proper power applied
to it.
ROM
Abreviation for Read Only Memory. A form of
memory in which information is stored by
physically altering the material. Data stored in
this way can not be changed by your Computer
and does not require power to maintain it.
RAM Module
A printed circuit card with memory and associated circuitry which allows the user to add
additional memory to the computer without
special tools.
SCSI
Abreviation for Small Computer Systems
Interface (pronounced scuzzy). An American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard
for connecting multiple (up to 7) high speed
parallel devices to a computer.
Reset
The act of reloading the operating system.
A reset erases all information stored in RAM.
Restart
See Reset.
Resume
To proceed after interruption. In your
Computer this refers to returning to active
operation after having been in one of the
suspension states.
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SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
Serial Port
A connection to another device through which
data is transferred one bit at a time on a single
wire with any other wires only for control of
the device not for transfer of data.
Shadow RAM
A technique of copying data or applications
stored in ROM (Read Only Memory) into RAM
(Random Access Memory) for access during
actual operation. RAM is much faster to access
than ROM, however ROM contents are not lost
when power is removed. Shadowing allows
permanently stored information to be
rapidly accessed.
SRAM
Abreviation for Static random access memory.
A specific technology of making RAM which
does not require periodic data refreshing.
Status Indicator
A display which reports the condition of some
portion of your hardware. On your Computer
this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard.
Stereo (audio)
A system using two channels to process sound
from two different sources.
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Suspend
To make inoperative for a period of time. Your
notebook uses various suspension states to
reduce power consumption and prolong the
charge of your battery.
SVGA
Super VGA.
S-Video
Super Video. A component video system for
driving a TV or computer monitor.
System Clock
An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which
synchronizes the operation of the system and
is counted to provide time of day and date.
TFT
Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat
display panels which uses a thin film matrix of
transistors to control each pixel of the display
screen individually.
UL
Underwriters Laboratories – An independent
organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety of devices.
VGA
Video Graphics Array. A video display standard
originally introduced by IBM with the PS/2
series of personal computers.
VRAM
Video Random Access Memory. A memory
dedicated to video display data and control.
Write Protect
Prevent alteration of the binary state of all bits
in a storage media. Example: all information
on a device such as a floppy diskette; a block
of space in a storage media such as a partition
of a hard drive; a file or directory of floppy
diskette or hard drive.
XGA
Extended VGA.
Zip Drive
A read/write removable media disk drive.
Zoomed Video
A PC Card port which allows notebook PCs
to deliver full screen broadcast quality video
through third party PC Cards, including
TV tuners, video capture, and MPEG
full-motion video.
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Stroke (keyboard)
The amount of travel of a key when it is pressed
from resting to fully depressed.
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3D-Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 50, 170
AC
adapter . . . . . . . . . . 2, 8, 14-15, 37-38,
138, 140, 167, 172, 174
adapter indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27
Access indicator . . . . 22, 27-29, 40, 45-46, 141
Battery
faulty . . . . .
level indicator
life . . . . . . .
power . . . . .
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
. . . . . . . . . . . 172
. . . . . . . . . . 27-28
36, 52-54, 101, 167, 172
. . . . 6, 15, 44, 48, 166
Bi-directional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 171
Active-matrix display . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
BIOS setup utility . . . . . 17-19, 46-47, 51-55,
58-61, 140-144, 149, 152, 167
Advanced menu . . . . . . 50, 73-75, 76, 81, 83,
86, 88, 90, 92,
Block addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 178
Advanced submenus . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-93
Arrow icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Audio functions . . . . . . . . . 3, 7, 41, 50, 73,
83, 139, 140, 170
Auto suspend timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Automatic insertion function . . . . . . . 28, 42
Batteries . . . . . . . 5, 14-16, 23, 26-28, 35-38,
59, 104, 126, 146-151, 167, 172, 178
184
Block transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Boot
booting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-20, 175
device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 107-108
from CD-ROM . . . . . . . 70, 115, 159-164
options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
sector protection . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97
sequence . . . . . . . . 58-61, 140, 152, 157
CapsLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 29
CardBus . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 170-171, 175
CD
automatic insertion function . . . . . . . 42,
143-144, 175
player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
CD-ROM
access . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 28-29, 140, 150
drive . . . . . . . . . . 5, 10, 41, 58, 64, 122
125, 135, 140-141, 174
Charging indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 37
Checksum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
CHS translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 147, 175
Brightness. . . . . . . . . 5, 13, 36, 44, 167, 172
Closed cover switch . . . . . . . . 5-6, 153-154
Cache memory . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 170, 175
CMOS RAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158, 176
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Compensation . . . . . . . . . . 34, 73, 87, 154
Control panel . . . . . 28, 32, 34, 49-50, 62, 131
CPU . . . . . . 51, 100, 104, 110, 151, 175, 178
CRT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 86, 176
Cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 30-32, 34, 61
Custom toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-67
Data security . . . . . . . . 25, 54-55, 58-60, 94
Date . . . . . . . . . . . 58-60, 62-63, 110, 181
DC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 173
Detachable bay . . . . . . . . . 3-4, 7-11, 14-15,
118-125, 174
Digital PBX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 131
DIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . 110, 132, 170, 176
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Drive designators . . . . . . . . . . 58, 141, 143
Driver . . . 32, 140, 144-145, 155, 159, 160, 177
ECP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 171
Disk
diskette . . . . . . 62, 94, 108, 142, 156, 176
drive . . . . . . . . 2-3, 8, 10, 22, 29, 39-41,
58-59, 80, 118, 122, 124, 126,
128, 139, 170-171, 174, 176
errors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 142, 156
ESD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133, 172, 177
Display panel . . . . . . . . . . 5, 15-16, 73, 104
Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 135, 173
DMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 75, 79, 85, 176
Exit menu . . . . . . . . . 72, 97, 103, 111-113
DMA channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 79, 85
Extended memory . . . . . . . 64, 134, 156, 177
Docking . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4, 7-11, 119-122,
139, 142, 171, 173
External battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Dead battery
suspend mode . . . . . . 38, 46-47, 146-151
warning condition . . . . . . . . . . . 27-28
Docking port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 10, 118
Default value . . . . . . . . . . 61, 112, 157, 176
Double-click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Electro-static discharge . . . . . . 133, 173, 177
Error message . . . . . . . 17, 19, 48, 58, 60-61,
139, 152, 155, 156-158, 179
External floppy disk drive . . . . . . . . 2, 8, 39,
118, 128, 170
External monitor . . . . . . . 4, 8, 60, 118, 132,
153, 155, 171
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COM port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
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External serial port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Floppy disk format. . . . . . . . . 39-40, 59, 70
Hexadecimal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76, 83, 177
F1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 60, 157
Fn . . . . . . . 32-34, 46, 60, 132, 153, 155, 171
Icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 61, 132, 153, 155
Function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34, 174
IDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 128, 177
F2 . . . . . . . 17, 19, 59-61, 134, 157, 161, 163
Half duplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Idle mode. . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 100-101, 104
F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 61
Hard disk . . . . . . . . . . 52-53, 70, 156, 160
Impedance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171, 179
F9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Hard disk timeout . . . . . . . . . . 49, 98-101
Inactivity shutoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 53, 128, 159, 171
Hard drive
access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 172
access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 29
compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 160-161
Inactivity suspension. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
FCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173, 175
Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 14, 42, 119
File transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 44, 50-51
Fixed disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 156-157
Floppy disk drive . . . . . . . . . 2-5, 8, 10, 29,
39-40, 58, 63, 80, 118, 126,
128, 135, 139, 142, 156, 170-174
158-159, 164, 166, 172-173, 176
Floppy disk drive access indicator . . . . 29, 40
186
Hardware data security . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Infrared . . . . . 4, 7-8, 25, 44, 78, 118, 171, 177
Internal hard drive . . . . . . 8, 29, 63, 114, 143
Internal battery . . . . . 8-9, 126, 135, 146-151
Hardware security passwords . . . . . . . . . 55
Internal modem . . . . . . . . . . 3, 6-7, 43, 51,
74, 88-89, 131, 159
Hardware volume control . . . . . . . . . 34-35
Interrupt level . . . . . . . . . 73, 77-80, 84-85
Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-68
IR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 118, 131, 140
IrDA . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 7, 44, 78, 171, 177
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Main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-64, 72
KB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . 4, 6, 14, 32-34, 73-74,
81-82, 97, 118, 131, 135,
139, 143-144, 157, 171, 179
Maximum battery life . . . . . . . . . . . 51-54
Maximum capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Modem . . . . . . . . . 3-4, 6, 43-44, 51, 53-54,
74, 88-89, 102, 118, 131,
139, 145, 159, 171, 178
Kilobyte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Maximum performance . . . . . . . . . . 51-54
Monaural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171, 178
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 21, 139
Megahertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 8, 60, 157
LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103-104, 128, 178
Mono microphone . . . . . . 3, 7, 118, 131, 171
LBA mode control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Memory
cache. . . . . . . . . .
capacity . . . . . . . .
upgrade compartment
upgrade module. . . .
LCD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6, 104, 178
MHz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 110, 178
License agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . 4-7, 118, 131, 171
Lithium ion battery . . . . . 2-3, 10, 14, 35-36,
122, 126-128, 172, 174, 178
MIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 178
LBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 176, 178
Low battery alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 149
LPT port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 178
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118, 132-134, 144
MMX technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Mobile bay unit . . . . . . . See Detachable bay
Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 7-8, 30-32, 73-74,
81-82, 104, 118, 131, 134-135,
139, 143-144, 171-172, 179
Mouse cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 82
MPU-401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Multi-sector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Multimedia device . . . . . . . 50, 73-74, 83-85
NTSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135, 171, 173, 179
Numeric keypad . . . . 29, 32-34, 143-144, 171
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Index
Mobile LAN dock . . . . . . 9-10, 14, 29, 64-65,
118-119, 135, 142, 173
IRQ . . . . . . . . . . 76-78, 80, 85, 88-91, 178
I n d e x
NumLk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 26, 29, 32-34
Peripheral device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
PowerPanel . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 46, 51-54, 173
NVRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
PowerPanel toolbar. . . . . . . . . 46-47, 51-52
Operating system . . . . 4, 17, 19, 22, 43, 58, 97,
105-106, 157, 161, 174, 179
PHDISK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114-115
Pre-installed software . . 4, 21, 50, 160-162, 173
PIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 179
Presentation profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171, 179
Quiet boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Pixel . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 87, 154, 170, 179
RAM . . . . . . . 3, 46, 134, 156, 158, 170, 180
Plug & Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73-75
Real time clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Pointing device . . . . . . . 6, 30-32, 34, 82, 171
Recovery CD-ROM . . . . . . 2, 21, 43, 160-163
POST . . . . . . . . . . 17, 58, 60, 156-158, 179
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 14, 20-21
Power
adapter . . . . . . . . . . 214-15, 27, 38, 146
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 38, 45-46
management . . . . . 4, 25, 35-36, 38, 44-49,
51-52, 96, 98-102, 172
on self test . . . . . . . 17, 58, 156-158, 179
saving . . . . . . . . . 44-47, 52-53, 99-100,
103, 149-151, 154
source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 38, 46
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 16, 22, 26
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 58, 115, 180
Output only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 171
PAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135, 171, 173, 179
Parallel port . . . . 8, 79-80, 118, 130, 135, 179
Parity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Partition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 179
Password . . . . . . . . . . 20, 54-55, 60, 94-97
Password on boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97
PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 7, 22, 29, 118,
128-130, 139, 146, 156, 171
PC Card access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 29
PC-Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 139, 173
PCMCIA. . . . . . . . . . . 4, 51, 128, 171, 179
188
Restart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-24, 180
Resume . . . . . . . . . . 5-6, 23-24, 27, 45-47,
101-102, 104, 151, 157, 180
Resume on time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
RJ-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 118, 131, 171
RJ-45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135, 173
LifeBook L Series from Fujitsu
ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170, 175, 180
Shutdown . . . . . . . . 22-23, 58, 139, 151-152
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171, 181
S-video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Software data security . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Supervisor password . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95
Save-to-disk file allocation . . . . 43, 48, 57, 117
Software security feature . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Save-to-disk mode . . . . . . . . . . . 114-115
Software volume control . . . . . . . . . 34, 140
Support representative . . . . . . . . 36, 48, 97,
126, 138-139
Scr Lk indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 5-7, 118, 131, 170
Suspend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6, 38, 45-46,
98-100, 104, 151, 181
SCSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 180
Speakerphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Suspend mode . . . . . . . 5, 14, 16, 45-46, 100
SDRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 110, 132, 180
SRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156, 180
SVGA . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 135, 170, 173, 181
Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-68
Standby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 49, 54
System battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Security. . . . . . . . 54-55, 59, 94-97, 132, 173
Standby timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
System clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Security menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-97
Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 34
System date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63
Serial port . . . . . 8, 76-78, 118, 130, 135, 180
Status indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 26, 180
System memory . . . . . . . 8, 45, 64, 158, 170
Setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 19, 58-61
Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4, 6-7, 118,
130, 131, 135, 180
System time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63
Shadow RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158, 180
Shortcut menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Shorted batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Stereo headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Stereo line in . . . . . 3, 6-7, 118, 131, 170, 171
System timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 6, 44, 118, 131
189
Index
I n d e x
I n d e x
TFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 170, 181
Unit label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 139
VRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Theft prevention lock . . . . . . . 3, 6, 132, 173
Universal serial bus. . . . . . . . . . 7, 118, 171
Windows . . . . 2, 10, 17, 19-20, 34, 46, 49, 172
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-60, 62-63, 158
USB device . . . . . . . . . . 131, 135, 139, 145
Windows setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Touch sensitive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
USB port . . . . . . . 4, 7-8, 118, 131, 135, 173
Windows taskbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . 3, 6, 30-32, 170, 171
User input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99-100
Write protect. . . . . . . 39-40, 94, 96, 143, 181
Transfer mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
User password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
XGA . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 135, 170, 173, 181
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137-164
VGA . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 134, 171, 173, 181
Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3, 49, 54, 74, 86,
118, 139. 153-155, 170-171
Zoomed video. . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4, 118, 128,
138, 171, 173, 181
TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135, 170, 173, 178
UL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173, 181
Unauthorized access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Video timeout . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 53, 98-99
Virus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 50,
Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-44
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