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C User’s Guide S E R I E S Advanced Multimedia. Discriminating Style.
User’s Guide
C Series User’s Guide
C
SERIES
Advanced Multimedia. Discriminating Style.
Fujitsu PC Corporation
5200 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054
Fujitisu and the Fujitisu logo are registered trademarks
and LifeBook is trademark of Fujitisu Ltd. ErogTrac is a
trademark of Fujitisu PC Corporation. All other trademarks
mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. ©2000 Fujitisu PC Corporation. All rights reserved.
CUG.0100
FPC58-0365-01
Spring 2000
For more information
call 1-877-FPCDIRECT
or visit our Web site
at www.fujitsu-pc.com
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Fujitsu PC Corporation has made every effort to ensure
the accuracy and completeness of this document.
However, as ongoing development efforts are continually
improving the capabilities of our products, we cannot
guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this document.
We disclaim liability for errors, omissions,
or future changes.
Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks
and LifeBook is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited.
First Cabin is a service trademark of
Fujitsu PC Corporaton.
CompuServe and AOL are registered trademarks of
America Online, Inc.
Earthlink is a registered trademark of EarthLink
Network, Inc.
Quicken®2000 is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.
Sony MiniDisc is a trademark of Sony Electronics Inc.
Philips is a trademark of Koninklijke Philips
Electronics N.V.
Netscape Communicator is a registered trademark of
Netscape Communications Corporation.
PC-Doctor is a trademark of Watergate Software, Inc.
ErgoTrac is a trademark of Fujitsu PC Corporation.
The following are registered trademarks of
IBM Corporation: IBM, IBM PC AT, IBM PS/2.
LapLink is a registered trademark of
Traveling Software Inc.
McAfee VirusScan is a trademark of NAI.
The following are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation: MS, MS-DOS, Windows.
All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property
of their respective owners.
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer
Memory Card International Association.
© Copyright 2000 Fujitsu PC Corporation. All rights
reserved. No part of this publication may be copied,
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.
Intel, Pentium, and SpeedStep are registered trademarks
of Intel Corporation.
AMD and AMD-K6 are registered trademarks of
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to FCC Part 15
Responsible Party Name:
Fujitsu PC Corporation
Address:
5200 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Telephone:
(408) 982-9500
Declares that:
LifeBook C Series Configuration:
LifeBook C-6557
LifeBook C-6537
LifeBook C-6177
LifeBook C-4235
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operations are 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.
LifeBook C Series
CAUTION
Changes or modifications 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.
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.
Notice to Users of the US Telephone Network
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook may be 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).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-operated 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:
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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.
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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.
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 InterferenceCausing 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 CanadianTelephone 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.
Fujitsu LifeBook 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 0.3.
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 E possède 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.
LifeBook C Series
Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications
doivent être eVectuées 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 0.3.
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 périphériques
de sorte que le total de numéros de charge de tous les
périphériques n’excède pas 100.
AV E R T I S S E M E N T
Pour assurer la sécurité, les utilisateurs doivent vérifier
que la prise de terre du service d’électricité, les lignes
télphoniques 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.
Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s
Fujitsu® LifeBook™ C Series Notebook
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fujitsu PC Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SECTION TWO
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Locating the Controls
and Connectors
Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cursor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ErgoTrac Pointing Device
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Status Indicator Panel
Power Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC Adapter Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Level Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Charging Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Drive
Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18
Keyboard
Overview
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LifeBook Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valuable LifeBook Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Drive or Removable
Media Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floppy Disk Drive
Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Card Access Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NumLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ErgoTrac Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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23
Volume Control
Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Setting the Hardware
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
LifeBook Application Panel
Selector Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Application Launch CD Player Buttons . . . . . . . .
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-mail Notification LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LifeBook C Series
Configuring your LifeBook
Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the E-mail Notification LED: . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Desktop Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION FOUR
Pre-Installed Software
Learning About Your Applications . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LapLink Professional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quicken 2000 Basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McAfee VirusScan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PMSet 98. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adobe Acrobat Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intel Speedstep*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LifeBook Application Panel Software . . . . . . . . .
Hard Disk Timeout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 98 Power Management . . . . . . . . . . .
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Lithium ion Battery
Recharging the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Floppy Disk Drive
Loading a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Ejecting a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Preparing a Disk for Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
CD-ROM Drive
SECTION THREE
Loading a CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Removing a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Auto Insert notification Function . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power Sources
Connecting the Power Adapters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
DVD/CD-ROM Drive
Display Panel
Opening the Display Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Closing the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Starting Your LifeBook
Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting the System with Windows 98 . . . . . . . .
Registering Your LifeBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Power Management
Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Suspend Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save-to-Disk Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idle Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DVD Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading a DVD/CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a DVD/CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the DVD Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the DVD Player on
Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Insert Notification Function . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PC Cards
Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Memory Upgrade
Module
Installing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . 56
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . 57
Checking the Computer Recognition
of New Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s
Device Ports
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PS/2 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Serial Bus Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infrared Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Infrared (IR) Mouse Receiver . . . . . . . .
Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stereo Line-In Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital Audio-Out Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headphone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Monitor Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION FIVE
Troubleshooting
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
Tray Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modem Result Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recovery CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION SIX
Care and Maintenance
Fujitsu LifeBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floppy Disks and Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DVDs and CDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION SEVEN
Specifications
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mass Storage Device Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Device Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions and Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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91
SECTION EIGHT
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
LifeBook C Series
Preface
Section One
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fujitsu PC Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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Preface
Preface
WARNING
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hazardous to either you, your notebook, or your files.
Please read all warning information carefully.
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
The LifeBook™ C Series notebook from Fujitsu PC
Corporation is a powerful notebook computer. It is
powered by an Intel® or AMD® microprocessor, has a
built-in color display, a vast array of possible configurations, and brings the computing power of desktop
personal computers (PCs) to a portable environment.
This manual explains how to operate your Fujitsu LifeBook’s hardware and built-in system software. Your
notebook is compatible with the IBM® PC AT.
Your LifeBook comes with Windows® 98 Second Edition
pre-installed.
The Fujitsu LifeBook is a completely self-contained unit
with an active-matrix (TFT) color LCD display. It has a
powerful interface that enables it to support a variety of
optional features.
FUJITSU PC CONTACT INFORMATION
Service and Support
You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support the
following ways:
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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:
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Conventions Used in the Guide
Keyboard keys appear in brackets.
Example: [FN], [F1], [ESC], [ENTER] and [CTRL].
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Pages with additional information about a specific topic
are cross-referenced within the text.
Example: (See page xx.)
On screen buttons or menu items appear in bold
Example: Click OK to restart your notebook.
DOS commands you enter appear in Courier type.
Example: Shutdown the computer?
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The point icon highlights information that will enhance
your understanding of the subject material.
Toll free: 1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487)
Fax: 1-901-259-5700
E-mail: 8fujitsu@fpc.fujitsu.com
Web site: http://www.8fujitsu.com
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Product name
Product configuration number
Product serial number
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Hardware configuration
Type of device connected, if any
Fujitsu On-line
You can go directly to the on-line Fujitsu Product
catalog for your notebook by clicking on the LifeBook
Accessories Web site URL link, located in the Windows
Start menu.
You can also reach Fujitsu Service and Support on-line
by clicking on the Fujitsu Service and Support Web site
URL link, located in the Service and Support Software
folder of the Windows Start menu.
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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.
You must have an active internet connection to
use the on-line URL links.
WARRANTY
Your notebook is backed by a one year International
Limited Warranty and includes toll-free technical
support. Check the service kit that came with your
notebook for warranty terms and conditions.
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Section Two
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LifeBook Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valuable LifeBook Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard
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Locating the Controls
and Connectors
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cursor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ErgoTrac Pointing Device
Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ErgoTrac Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Indicator Panel
Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Setting the Hardware Volume Control . . . . . . . . 24
Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
AC Adapter Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery Level Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Battery Charging Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Drive
Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hard Drive or Removable
Media Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Floppy Disk Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 19
PC Card Access Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
NumLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
CapsLock Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Volume Control
LifeBook Application Panel
Selector Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Application Launch CD Player Buttons . . . . . . . . 25
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
E-mail Notification LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel . . . 26
Using the E-mail Notification LED . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using the CD Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Desktop Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Pre-Installed Software
Learning About Your Application Software. . . . . 30
PC Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
LapLink Professional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Quicken 2000 Basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
McAfee VirusScan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
PMSet 98. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adobe Acrobat Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
LifeBook Application Panel Software . . . . . . . . . 30
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Figure 2-1 Fujitsu LifeBook C Series notebook
Overview
This section describes the components of your Fujitsu
LifeBook. We strongly recommend that you read it
before using your notebook – even if you are already
familiar with notebook computers.
UNPACKING
When you receive your notebook, unpack it carefully,
and compare the parts you have received with the items
listed below.
For a Pre-configured model you should have:
■ LifeBook C Series notebook from Fujitsu (Figure 2-1)
■ Lithium ion battery, pre-installed
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AC adapter with AC power cord (Figure 2-2)
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Phone/ Modem (RJ-11) telephone cable
■ Recovery and Application Restore CD
■ Getting Started Guide
■ User’s Guide
■ Product Registration card
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Product Catalog
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International Limited Warranty Brochure
■ Getting Started with Microsoft Windows 98 Second
Edition
■ First Cabin Registration card and envelope
Depending on your configuration these devices may also
come with your notebook:
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DVD software CD (for models with DVD-ROM drive)
CD-RW Software CD (for models with CD-RW drive)
IR Mouse (selected or custom configured models only)
USB Camera and software CD (custom configured
models only)
Depending on your configuration, one of the following
devices will be built-in:
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6x DVD drive
4x/4x/20x max CD-RW drive
24x max CD-ROM drive
Once you have checked and confirmed that your notebook system is complete, read through the following
pages to learn about all of your notebook’s components.
Figure 2-2 AC Adapter
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LIFEBOOK FEATURES
The LifeBook C Series notebook is a compact, yet
powerful notebook computer available with a variety
of features, including: (See Specifications on page 89 for
more information)
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Latest high-speed Intel or AMD mobile processor
SDRAM system memory
Clear, bright TFT display
Lithium ion battery
Built-in 12GB, 9GB or 6GB hard drive
ATI Mobility-P video, 4MB of video RAM or Trident
2.5MB of video RAM
External monitor support with simultaneous
display capabilities
Dual monitor support (Performance Models only)
LifeBook Application Panel/Audio CD Player
Internal 56K fax/data/voice modem with
V.90 support
One of the following built-in devices:
■ DVD drive
■ 4x/4x/20x max CD-RW drive
■ CD-ROM drive
Full audio and video features:
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64 voice wavetable
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Zoomed Video support for full motion
video acceleration
■ Built-in Pioneer bass reflex stereo speakers
■ Built-in mono microphone
■ Stereo line-in jack
■ Stereo headphone jack
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Microphone jack
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Digital audio out
■ Combination PC card slot accommodates 2 Type II
or 1 Type III cards
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Fast IrDA (4Mbps) compatible infrared port for
wireless data transfer
Integrated pointing device for superb cursor control
and comfort
Full-size 87-key keyboard with three dedicated
Windows keys
Hot swappable PS/2 port for external components
USB device support
Wireless mouse support (Performance Models only)
VALUABLE LIFEBOOK SOFTWARE
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Microsoft Windows 98 operating system
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Press Interactive Training for Windows 98
Microsoft Works
Quicken 2000
LapLink Professional
PC-Doctor
PMSet 98
McAfee VirusScan
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Netscape Communicator
Internet Service Providers:
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AOL
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CompuServe™
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Earthlink
POINT
Some software may come separately on a CD and will
have to be installed.
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POPULAR ACCESSORIES
For ordering or additional information on
Fujitsu accessories please visit our Web site at
www.fujitsu-pc.com or call 1-877-FPCDirect.
Memory Upgrades
■ 32MB SDRAM
■ 64MB SDRAM
■ 128MB SDRAM
Power
Lithium ion battery
■ Auto/Airline Adapter
■ AC Adapter
Additional Accessories
Wireless Infrared Mouse (Supported by Performance
Models only)
■ Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
■ Numeric Keypad
■ Universal LAN Hub
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USB Digital Camera
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Monitor stand
■ MindPath PocketPoint
■ TeleAdapt 16’ TeleCord
■ Notebook Guardian Lock
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PC Cards
Ethernet 10/100+ Modem 56K
■ Global Access Modem 56K
Carrying Cases
Diplomat
■ Diplomat with Airpro
■ ProPack Backpack
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Display Panel
Display Panel Latch
Status Indicator Panel
Closed Cover Switch
ErgoTrac Pointing Device
Built-in Microphone
Wireless IR
Mouse Receiver
(Performance Models only)
Suspend/Resume Button
Stereo Speakers
LifeBook Application Panel
(Application Launcher/Audio CD Player)
Stereo Speakers
Keyboard
Figure 2-3 LifeBook C Series notebook with display open
Locating the Controls
and Connectors
Display Panel
The display panel is a color LCD panel with back
lighting for the display of text and graphics. (Figure 2-3)
(See Display Panel on page 34 for more information)
TOP AND FRONT COMPONENTS
Built-in Microphone
The built-in microphone allows mono audio input.
(Figure 2-3)
The following is a brief description of your notebook’s
top and front components.
Display Panel Latch
The display panel latch locks and releases the display
panel. (Figure 2-3)
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Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond with a specific component of your notebook.
(Figure 2-3) (See Status Indicator Panel on page 17 for
more information)
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Wireless IR Mouse Receiver
The Wireless IR Mouse Receiver allows the use of an
optional wireless IR mouse. No more hassles with cables.
(Performance Models only) (Figure 2-3)
Suspend/Resume Button
The Suspend/Resume button allows you to suspend
notebook activity without powering off, resume your
notebook from suspend mode, and power on your notebook when it has been shut down from Windows 98.
(Figure 2-3) (See Suspend/Resume Button on page 38 for
more information)
Stereo Speakers
The built-in dual speakers allow for stereo sound.
(Figure 2-3)
Closed Cover Switch
The closed cover switch turns off the LCD back lighting
when the display panel is closed. (Figure 2-3)
Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows
keys. (Figure 2-3) (See Keyboard on page 20 for more
information)
ErgoTrac
The pointing device is a mouse-like cursor control with
two buttons. (Figure 2-3) (See ErgoTrac Pointing Device
on page 22 for more information)
LifeBook Application Panel
The LifeBook Application Panel allows you to either
launch your favorite applications by the touch of a
button or to use as an Audio CD-ROM player when
your unit is on or has been shut down from Windows.
(Figure 2-3) (See LifeBook Application Panel on page 25
for more information)
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Anti-theft Lock
Power Switch
PC Card Slot
PC Card Eject Buttons
Lithium ion Battery Bay
Figure 2-4 LifeBook C Series notebook left-side panel
LEFT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your notebook’s
left-side components.
Anti-theft Lock Slot
The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach a optional
physical lock down device. (Figure 2-4)
Power Switch
This switch is the main power switch for your notebook.
(Figure 2-4)
PC Card Slots
The PC Card Slots allow you to install two Type II
PC Cards or oneType III PC Card. (Figure 2-4) (See PC
Cards on page 54 for more information)
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Lithium ion Battery Bay
The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion
battery. It can be opened for the removal of the battery
when stored over a long period of time or for swapping a
discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion battery.
(Figure 2-4) (See Lithium ion Battery on page 45 for more
information)
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Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
Stereo Line-in Jack
and Digital Audio-Out
SPDIF (Preformance Models only)
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack
Volume Control
DVD, CD-RW or CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
Figure 2-5 LifeBook C Series notebook right-side panel
RIGHT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your notebook’s
right-side components.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones
or powered external speakers. (Figure 2-5) (See Headphone Jack on page 61 for more information)
Stereo Line-in Jack
The stereo line-in jack allows you to connect an external
audio source. (Figure 2-5) (See Stereo Line-In Jack on
page 60 for more information)
Digital Audio-Out
The digital audio-out jack (Available on Performance
Models only) allows you to download digital audio onto
Sony™ & Philips Mini-disc player’s SPDIF (Sony Philips
Digital Interface) format. (Figure 2-5) (See Digital
Audio-Out Connector on page 61 for more information)
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external
mono microphone. (Figure 2-5) (See Microphone Jack on
page 60 for more information)
Volume Control
The volume control provides manual control of the
sound level of all audio output. (Figure 2-5) (See Volume
Control on page 24 for more information)
DVD/CD-RW/CD Drive
Your notebook will have one of the following built-in
devices. (Figure 2-5)
■ DVD drive (See DVD/CD-ROM Drive on page 50 for
more information)
■ 4x/4x/20x max CD-RW drive
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CD-ROM drive (See CD-ROM Drive on page 48 for
more information)
Floppy Disk Drive
The floppy disk drive provides removable data storage.
(Figure 2-5) (See Floppy Disk Drive on page 47 for more
information)
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack
The Modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is for attaching
a telephone line to the internal 56K modem.
(Figure 2-5) (See Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack on
page 59 for more information)
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WARNING
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.
CAUTION
The internal modem is designed to the ITU-T V.90
standard. Its maximum speed of 53000bps is the
highest allowed by FCC, and its actual connection
rate depends on the line conditions. The maximum
speed is 33600bps at upload.
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CAUTION
The internal modem on all Fujitsu notebooks from
Fujitsu PC Corporation are certified for use in the
United States and Canada. The modem may be
certified in other countries.
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PS/2 Port
Serial Port
External Monitor Port
Parallel Port
Infrared Port
USB Port
DC Power Jack
Figure 2-6 LifeBook C Series notebook rear panel
REAR PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your notebooks rear
panel components.
PS/2 Port
The PS/2 port allows you to connect an external PS/2
keyboard, mouse or numeric keypad. (Figure 2-6)
(See PS/2 Port on page 59 for more information)
Serial Port
The serial port allows you to connect serial (RS-232C)
devices. (This is also sometimes referred to as a COMM
port.) (Figure 2-6) (See Serial Port on page 59 for more
information)
Parallel Port
The parallel port allows you to connect parallel
devices. (This is also sometimes referred to as an
LPT port.) (Figure 2-6) (See Parallel Port on page 59 for
more information)
External Monitor Port
The external monitor port allows you to connect an
external VGA or SVGA CRT monitor. (Figure 2-6) (See
External Monitor Port on page 61 for more information)
Infrared Port
The fast IrDA compatible port allows you to communicate with another IrDA compatible infrared device
without a cable. (Figure 2-6) (See Infrared Port on
page 60 for more information)
USB Port
The USB port allows you to connect Universal Serial Bus
devices. (Figure 2-6) (See Universal Serial Bus Port on
page 60 for more information)
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter
or the optional Auto/Airline adapter to power your
notebook and charge the internal Lithium ion Battery.
(Figure 2-6)
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Certificate of
Authenticity Label
(approximate
location)
Main Unit and
Configuration
Label
Lithium ion
Battery Bay
Figure 2-7 LifeBook C Series notebook bottom panel
BOTTOM COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your notebook’s
bottom panel components.
Main Unit and Configuration Label
The configuration label shows the model number and
other information about your notebook. In addition,
the configuration portion of the label has the serial
number and manufacturer information that you will
need to give your support representative. It identifies
the exact version of various components of your
notebook. (Figure 2-7) (See Configuration Label on
page 89 for more information)
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Lithium ion Battery Bay
The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion
battery. It can be opened for the removal of the battery
when stored over a long period of time or for swapping
a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion battery.
(Figure 2-7) (See Lithium ion Battery on page 45 for more
information)
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Power
Battery
Charging
Battery
Level
AC Adapter
Battery
Identifier
PC Card
Slot Identifier
Hard Drive
Access
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
Drive Access
Floppy Disk
Drive Access
PC Card
Access
NumLk
ScrLk
CapsLk
Figure 2-8 Status Indicator Panel
Status Indicator Panel
CAUTION
The Status Indicator panel is located in the recess just
above your keyboard. Within this panel are symbols that
correspond with a specific component of your Fujitsu
LifeBook. These symbols tell you how each of those
components are operating. (Figure 2-8)
POWER INDICATOR
The Power indicator symbol states whether your
system is operational. It has several different states,
each of which tells you what mode your notebook is
in at that time.
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Steady On: This means that there is power to your
notebook and that it is ready for use.
Flashing: This means that your notebook is in
Suspend mode.
Steady Off: This means that your system is either in
Save-to-Disk mode, or that your notebook has been
turned off with the power switch.
Your notebook’s power switch must be turned off to
prevent all current draw.
AC ADAPTER INDICATOR
The AC Adapter indicator states whether your notebook
is operating from the AC adapter, the Auto/Airline
adapter or the batteries. This icon has two different
states that can tell you what power source your notebook
is using.
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On: This means that either of the adapters are
currently in use.
Off: Power is only coming from the batteries, and
you do not have an adapter connected.
If you are charging your battery, the Power indicator
symbol will remain on even if your notebook is shut off.
The Power indicator symbol will also remain on if you
have either adapter connected and are shut down from
Windows, but have not turned off the power switch.
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BATTERY LEVEL INDICATORS
The Battery Level indicators state whether or not the
primary Lithium ion battery is installed. In addition,
this symbol states how much charge is available within
the battery. The symbol will only be displayed for a
battery that is currently installed in your notebook.
(Figure 2-9)
76%–100% Charging
76%–100%
51%–75%
26%–50%
11%–25%
CAUTION
Batteries subjected to shocks, vibration or extreme
temperatures can be permanently damaged.
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM DRIVE
ACCESS INDICATOR
The DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Access indicator tells you
that the DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM drive is being accessed.
If the Auto Insert Notification function is active, the
indicator will flash periodically when your system is
checking the DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM drive. If the Auto
Insert Notification function is not active, the indicator
will only flash when you access the DVD/CD-RW/CDROM drive. The default setting is the Auto Insert Notification function active. (See Auto Insert Notification Function on page 53 for more information)
Low Warning <11%
Critical Low or
Dead Battery
Shorted Battery
Figure 2-9
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If there is no battery activity, the adapters are not
connected, and the power switch is Off, the Battery
Level indicators will also be off.
CAUTION
A shorted battery is damaged and must be replaced.
BATTERY CHARGING INDICATORS
Located to the left of the Battery Level indicators is a
small arrow symbol. This symbol states whether the
battery is charging. This indicator operates whether the
power switch is in the On or Off position, and will flash
if the battery is too hot or cold to charge. (Figure 2-9)
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POINT
The Windows 98 SE DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Auto
Insert Notification function will periodically check for a
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM installed in the drive, causing
the DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Access indicator to flash.
The DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM automatic insertion function allows your system to automatically start a DVD/
CD-RW/CD-ROM as soon as it is inserted in the drive
and the tray is closed. It will begin playing an audio
DVD/CD or will start an application if the DVD/CD has
an auto-run file.(See Auto Insert Notification Function
on page 53 for more information)
HARD DRIVE OR REMOVABLE
MEDIA DRIVE ACCESS INDICATOR
The Hard Drive Access indicator states whether your
internal hard drive or optional second hard drive is
being accessed.
POINT
The Hard Drive Access indicator does not show which
hard drive is being accessed. It works the same of any
of the devices.
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FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
ACCESS INDICATOR
The Floppy Disk Drive Access indicator states whether
the floppy disk drive is being accessed. This indicator
will flash if your software tries to access a disk even if no
floppy disk drive is installed. (See Floppy Disk Drive on
page 47 for more information)
PC CARD ACCESS INDICATORS
The PC Card Access indicator(s) state whether or not
your notebook is accessing a PC Card(s). The indicator
will flash if your software tries to access a PC Card even
if there is no card installed. The number inside the indicator refers to which PC Card slot is being accessed. (See
PC Cards on page 54 for more information)
POINT
If you are using the optional external numerical keypad,
pressing the [NumLk] key will activate the external keypad. The indicator will come on, however it will not
change any of the functionality of your keyboard keys.
CAPSLOCK INDICATOR
The CapsLock indicator states that your keyboard is set
to type in all capital letters.
SCRLK INDICATOR
The ScrLk indicator states that your scroll lock is active.
NUMLK INDICATOR
The NumLk indicator states that the internal keyboard is
set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.
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Function Keys
Fn Key
Start Key
Numeric Keypad
Start Key
Application Key
Cursor Keys
Figure 2-10 Keyboard
Keyboard
USING THE KEYBOARD
Your Fujitsu LifeBook has an integral 87-key keyboard.
The keys perform all the standard functions of a 101-key
keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special
function keys. This section describes the following keys.
(Figure 2-10)
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Numeric keypad
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Cursor keys
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Function keys
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Windows keys
NUMERIC KEYPAD
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as
both standard character keys and numeric keypad keys.
NumLk can be activated by pressing the [NumLk] keys.
Turning off the NumLk feature is done the same way.
Once this feature is activated you can enter numerals 0
through 9, perform addition ( + ), subtraction ( - ),
multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal
20
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.
(Figure 2-10)
POINT
If you are using the optional external numerical keypad,
pressing the [NumLk] key will activate the external keypad. The indicator will come on, however it will not
change any of the functionality of your keyboard keys.
WINDOWS KEYS
Your notebook has three Windows keys, consisting of
two Start keys and an Application key. The two Start
keys display the Start menu. This button functions the
same as your onscreen Start menu button. The Application key functions the same as your right mouse button
and displays shortcut menus for the selected item.
(Please refer to your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the Windows keys.)
(Figure 2-10)
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CURSOR KEYS
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard
which allow you to move the cursor up, down, left and
right in applications. In programs such as Windows
Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the next item up,
down, left, or right). (Figure 2-10)
compensation. (Video compensation controls spacing
on the display. When it is enabled, displays with less
than 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 pixel resolution will still
cover the entire screen.)
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[FN+F6]: Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [FN]
will lower the brightness of your display.
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[FN+F7]: Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [FN]
will increase the brightness of the display.
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[FN+F10]: Pressing [F10] while holding [FN] 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, both built-in
display panel and external monitor or external monitor only.
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[FN+Suspend/Resume]: Pressing [Suspend/
Resume] while holding [FN] activates the Save-toDisk mode. (See Power Management on page 38 for
more information)
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 2-10)
[FN] Key
The [FN] key provides extended functions for the
notebook and is always used in conjunction with
another key.
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[FN+F5]: Pressing [F5] while holding [FN] allows
you to toggle between video compensation and no
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Left Button
Cursor
Right Button
Cursor Control
Figure 2-11 ErgoTrac™ pointing device
ErgoTrac Pointing Device
The ErgoTrac pointing device is built into your Fujitsu
LifeBook. It is used to control the movement of the
cursor to select items on your display panel. The
ErgoTrac is composed of a cursor control and a left and
right button. The cursor control works the same way a
mouse does, and moves the cursor around the display.
The left and right buttons function the same as mouse
buttons. The actual functionality of the buttons may
vary depending on the application that is being used.
(Figure 2-11)
POINT
If the Infrared Mouse is enabled, your PS/2 external
device will be disabled. (See BIOS Setup Utility on
page 35 for more information)
CLICKING
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To
left-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select,
press the left button once, and then immediately release
it. To right-click, move the mouse cursor to the item you
wish to select, press the right button once, and then
immediately release it. (Figure 2-12)
POINT
An external mouse can be connected to either
the USB or PS/2 port on your notebook, and used
simultaneously with the ErgoTrac. However, if you
boot the system with an external mouse connected
the ErgoTrac will be disabled or enabled depending
on the specifications in your BIOS settings. (See BIOS
Setup Utility on page 35 for more information)
Figure 2-12 Clicking
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DOUBLE-CLICKING
Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left
button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does not
function with the right button. To double-click, move the
cursor to the item you wish to select, press and release the
left button twice. (Figure 2-13)
Figure 2-14 Dragging
ERGOTRAC CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your
ErgoTrac with selections made from within the Mouse
Properties dialog box. There are four aspects of the
ErgoTrac operation which you can adjust:
Figure 2-13 Double-clicking
■
Buttons: This tab lets you set up the buttons for
right or left handed operation, in addition to
setting up the time interval allowed between
clicks when double-clicking.
■
Pointers: This tab lets you set up the scheme for
the cursor depending on its functionality.
■
Motion: This tab lets you set up a relation between
the speed of your finger motion and the speed of the
cursor. It also allows you to enable a Pointer Trail for
the cursor arrow.
■
General: This tab allows you to choose the type of
mouse you are utilizing. Your notebook is setup to use
the ErgoTrac pointing device. If you wish to use an
external mouse you will need to change the settings.
POINT
If the interval between clicks are too long,
double-clicking will not be executed.
POINT
Parameters for the ErgoTrac can be adjusted from the
Mouse Properties dialog box located in the Windows
Control Panel.
DRAGGING
Dragging means pressing and holding the left button,
while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to
the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left
button while moving the item to its new location
and then release it. (Figure 2-14)
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Volume Control
Your Fujitsu LifeBook has multiple volume controls
which interact with each other.
CAUTION
Any software that contains audio files will also contain
a volume control of its own. Both the main notebook
volume control and the software volume control will
interact with each other, but it should be noted that if
you set your software volume to Off, you will override
the main volume control setting and the software setting will control the maximum knob setting.
CONTROLLING THE VOLUME
There is the hardware volume control located on the
notebook itself, and the volume control set from within
the Volume Control on the Taskbar. In addition to those,
there are also application volume controls that are set
within each program individually.
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Each source discussed above, puts an upper limit on the
volume level that must then be followed by the other
sources. For example:
■ Your hardware volume control is all the way down,
therefore your individual software application’s
volume control has no effect on the volume.
We recommend that you use the hardware volume
controls to set the upper limit for the sound level and
then make fine adjustments with the Volume Control
on the Taskbar and individual application software.
SETTING THE HARDWARE
VOLUME CONTROL
1. Turn the volume control knob to the right of your
notebook to increase the volume.
2. Turn the volume control knob to the left to decrease
the volume. (See figure 2-5 on page 13 for location)
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Selector Switch
LCD Display
E-mail Notification LED
Application Launcher/CD Player buttons
Figure 2-15 LifeBook C Series Application Launcher/CD Player Buttons
LifeBook Application
Panel
A unique feature of your Fujitsu LifeBook is the LifeBook Applications Panel. This panel allows you to
operate the DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM drive as an independent audio CD Player or launch applications with
the touch of one button even when your system is on
(Figure 2-15)
POINT
LifeBook Applications Panel uses the date and time
settings of your LifeBook notebook. If the date and
time are off, you can adjust this setting in the Windows
Control Panel.
Your notebook is pre-installed with software utilities
that let you operate and configure your LifeBook Application Panel. These utilities are found under the Start
menu, under Programs, then under LifeBook Application Panel. They include a CD Player, Application Panel
Setup, E-mail LED Setup, Application Panel Guide (this
guide), Activate Panel and Deactivate Panel. The LifeBook Application Panel system makes your notebook
more than just another notebook computer.
POINT
The CD Player only works with audio CDs. Neither the
CD Player or launch buttons will work when the power
switch is in the Off position.
The panel consists of the following elements:
SELECTOR SWITCH
Located at the far left of the panel, this switch allows you
to select the function of the panel—either as an Application Launcher, a CD Player, or as a lock.
APPLICATION LAUNCH CD PLAYER BUTTONS
When the selector switch is in the Application position,
pressing any of the buttons will launch a user-defined
application. When the selector switch is in the CD Player
position, the buttons operate the CD player, and when
the selector switch is in the Lock position, the buttons
are disabled and do nothing when pressed.
LCD DISPLAY
LCD displays the number of the audio track being
played. It is only illuminated when the power switch
is in the On position and an audio CD is in the
DVD/CD-ROM drive.
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POINT
If there is a CD in the player which has finished playing,
the LCD will display a “1”, even though it will not automatically start playing and will not automatically repeat
the CD.
E-MAIL NOTIFICATION LED
By setting up the E-mail LED notification in conjunction
with your E-mail button setup, you can connect to your
ISP, check for and retrieve new mail, terminate connection, and activate the E-mail LED to notify that new mail
has arrived.
POINT
E-mail Notification LED requires POP3 Server with no
Password Authentication to work.
CONFIGURING YOUR LIFEBOOK
APPLICATION PANEL
When you start Windows 98, the LifeBook Application
Panel is automatically activated. An icon resembling a
finger pressing a button will appear on the system tray
(the indented portion of the status bar where the clock is
displayed). When you see this icon you will know that
LifeBook Application Panel is active.
As an application launcher, the LifeBook Application
Panel is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To
set up the Panel to best suit your needs, we have provided
the Application Panel Setup, utility that quickly and
easily helps you make the most of this valuable feature.
To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with
Application Panel Setup:
1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on LifeBook Application Panel.
4. Click on Application Panel Setup.
The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There
are tabs that correspond to the application buttons on
the LifeBook Application Panel. When you receive your
notebook, these buttons are pre-configured to launch
the following programs:
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Application A – Microsoft Works
Application B – Quicken® 99
Internet – Internet Explorer® 5.0
E-Mail – Netscape® Messenger
POINT
The tabs in Application Panel Setup may not be in the
same order as the buttons on your LifeBook, please
select the tab you wish to change carefully.
To change an application associated with the Application
A, Application B, or E-mail buttons, click on the tab for
the button you would like to reconfigure – for example,
Application A. Click on Browse from Start Menu, scroll
down the list of applications, click on the application
you wish to launch with this button, and then click OK.
The button will now launch the new application.
The Internet tab is different. It comes set to launch your
Windows 98 default Internet browser, (Internet
Explorer, unless you have changed this in Windows 98.)
In order to reconfigure it to launch another program
follow these easy steps:
1. Click on Other from the Internet browser box.
2. Click on Browse from Start Menu.
3. Scroll down the list of applications, and the click on
the application you wish to launch with this button.
4. Click OK.
The button will now launch the new application. If you
want to return to launching your Windows 98 default
Internet browser with this button, you need only click
on “Default Internet Browser” from the Internet browser
box. Be aware that you will erase the settings for the
“other application”. If you wish to go back to launching
the “other application” from this button, you will need
to reconfigure it as described above.
POINT
The Internet or E-mail buttons can be configured to
launch any application you wish, not just an Internet
browser or e-mail program.
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At the bottom of each application setup page are two
selectable options. The first will enable/disable the button
when your notebook is in Standby mode, and the second
will enable/disable the button when your notebook is in
the pseudo-off state. You can enable/disable either or
both of these functions simply by clicking on the option.
POINT
If you choose to have the buttons work when the notebook is in standby or pseudo-off, they will function
even if hit accidentally, and will turn on your notebook
even if you are not present or using your notebook.
This could deplete your battery, and you will need to
recharge it before using the notebook. As a precaution,
move the selector switch to the Lock position when you
are away from your notebook.
When you have finished with Application Panel Setup
click on OK, and the new settings will take effect.You
can reconfigure your LifeBook Application Panel as
often as you like.
USING THE E-MAIL NOTIFICATION LED:
POINT
To use the E-mail LED notification, you must have
access to a POP3 Server with no Security Password
Authentication. Contact your service provider to
determine if they support POP3 without Security
Password Authentication.
To configure the E-mail Notification LED:
1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on LifeBook Application Panel.
4. Click on E-mail LED Setup.
5. The E-mail LED Setup screen will appear. Choose
the type of connection: LAN or Dial up. If LAN:
Click on LAN. Enter the POP3 Server name, your
account name and password for that account.
Consult your Service provider if you do not know or
are unsure of the information requested. If Dial Up:
Click on Dial Up. Choose the Dial up configuration
(as previously set in Dial Up Networking) you wish
to retrieve mail from. Enter the POP3 Server name,
your account name and password for that account.
The account name and password should be the
same information you entered in the Dial UP
configuration. After all the information has been
entered, test the connection by clicking on “Testing
connection with current setting”. If an error occurs,
check the settings and information on Dial Up
Network and E-mail LED notification.
Configure the E-mail button (see Configuring Your
LifeBook Application Panel) to launch the mail software
you want to use, i.e. Outlook Express, Netscape
Messenger, etc. You can also adjust the LED blinking
time. The default setting is for 60 seconds after mail
has been retrieved.
After the setup (Dial Up Networking/E-mail/E-mail
LED) is completed, you are ready to retrieve mail. When
you press the E-mail button, your system will establish
connection with your provider, check for and retrieve
new mails, terminate the connection, and activate the
blinking LED to alert you of new mail.
USING THE CD PLAYER
The CD player enables you to use your notebook’s
DVD/CD-ROM drive as an audio CD player, even when
your notebook is in the pseudo-off state, in stand-by
mode or in suspend mode. As long as the power switch is
in the On position, the CD player will function.
POINT
If you shut down from Windows while the CD player is
playing an audio CD, it will stop. To continue to use the
CD Player, turn the power switch to the On position
and press the play button. The audio CD will start
playing at Track 1.
POINT
You cannot go into Suspend Mode or Save-to-Disk
Mode while the CD Player is playing a CD. If you press
the Suspend button, your notebook will not suspend
until you stop the CD Player.
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POINT
If you slide the Selector switch to either Lock or Application while an audio CD is playing, it will stop. You will
not be able to start it again until you have returned the
Selector switch to the CD Player position. You cannot
use the CD Player at any time unless the Selector switch
is in the CD Player position.
There is no configuration required for CD player operation. The buttons are pre-configured to work like a
normal CD player. When the selector switch is in the
bottom position, the buttons will operate as follows:
■ Stop/Eject: This is the first button to the right of the
selector switch. If you press it once, it will stop an
audio CD that is playing. If you press it twice, it will
eject the audio CD.
■
Play/Pause: This is the second button to the right of
the Stop/Eject button. Press this button to start playing
an audio CD starting at Track 1. While the audio CD is
playing, press it to pause. Press it again to continue.
POINT
If you press the play button and nothing happens, you
either have the Selector switch set to the Application
or Lock position, there is no audio CD in the DVD/CDROM drive, or you have a CD other than an audio CD
in the drive.
POINT
Because of the Windows CD auto-insertion function,
audio CDs will start playing immediately after they
are inserted if your notebook is On. This will not
happen if you are using the CD Player in Suspend
or Pseudo-off modes.
■
■
Back: This button is immediately to the right of
the LCD display. Press this button once to skip one
track back.
Forward: This is the second button to the right of the
LCD. Press this button once to skip forward one track.
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DESKTOP CONTROL PANEL
Your notebook includes a desktop control panel for
your notebook’s desktop that you can use at any time.
You may use this panel to operate the CD player when
you have the Selector switch in the Application or
Lock position.
To use the desktop control panel:
1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on Lifebook Application Panel.
4. Click on Display CD Player.
The desktop control panel will appear in the upper right
corner of your screen. To close the panel:
1. Click on the “x” button.
To minimize the panel:
2. Click on the “-” button.
You can select from four appearances for your desktop
control panel. Simply double click on the track display
area of the panel, and a menu will appear which will
allow you to select from a pull down menu. On the same
pop-up are two other options:“Always on top” and
“Continuous Play”. If you click on “Always on top” the
desktop controls will always be seen on your screen, no
matter what other application you are running. If you
click on “Continuous Play”, your CD Player will automatically start over at the beginning of the CD in the
drive as soon as it finishes the last track.
You can move the desktop control panel to anywhere on
your desktop. Drag it by clicking on the track number
display, holding it down, and dragging the control panel.
When you place it where you would like, release the
mouse button.
POINT
If you have your display set to 256 colors the basic display will appear no matter which one you select. You
will need to set your display colors to more than 256 in
order to select other display appearances.
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POINT
When you close the CD Player’s desktop control panel,
it will stop the audio CD Player. Simply press the Play
button if you would like to continue listening, and the
CD Player will restart at track 1. The Selector switch
must be in the CD Player position.
Deactivating and Activating the
LifeBook Application Panel
To deactivate the LifeBook Application Panel, follow
these easy steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click on Start.
Click on Programs.
Click on LifeBook Application Panel.
Click on Deactivate Panel.
Application Panel Setup
■
If you insert an audio CD which has both audio and
data tracks into the DVD/CD-ROM drive, the CD
Player may fail to play the first audio track.
■
The Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute controls for
the CD player desktop control panel adjusts the volume of the CD audio line only. It does not adjust your
notebook’s master software volume control or the
manual volume on the LifeBook notebook.
■
The CD player desktop control panel is designed to
be displayed in High Color (16-bit) or in True Color
(24-bit or more). If you have your notebook’s display
set for 256 colors or less CD Player will display in a
“basic” mode.
To reactivate, follow the same procedure, except for
step 4. Click on Activate Panel instead.
POINT
Every time you start Windows 98, the LifeBook Application Panel is activated. Even if you deactivated it before
you shut down.
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Pre-Installed Software
Your Fujitsu LifeBook comes with pre-installed software
for playing audio and video files of various formats. In
addition there is file transfer software, virus protection
software and Power Management software.
LEARNING ABOUT YOUR APPLICATIONS
Tutorials
All operating systems and most application software
have tutorials built-into them upon installation. We
highly recommend that you step through the tutorial
before you use an application.
Manuals
Included with your notebook you will find manuals for
your installed operating system and other pre-installed
software. Any manuals that are not included, are available online through the help system of the software. We
recommend that you review these manuals for general
information on the use of these applications.
PC DOCTOR
PC Doctor by Watergate Software is primarily for use by
your support representative when assisting you
with troubleshooting.
LAPLINK PROFESSIONAL
LapLink Professional by Traveling Software®, allows you
to transfer files directly to other computers via an
internal modem, a PC Card modem, the infrared port,
the USB port, or a serial or parallel cable (cables not
included). (See your LapLink online help for proper
operating procedures)
QUICKEN 2000 BASIC
Quicken 2000 Basic by Intuit is a personal money
management program. It has features such as
portfolio management, account registries, on-line
banking and bill paying features.
MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN
VirusScan, by McAfee, is an antivirus program that can
be run after loading data or programs onto your notebook. It assists in protection of the data currently on
your hard disk from contamination and destruction.
(See your VirusScan online help or manual for more information on how and when to run this program)
PMSET 98
PMSet 98 allows you to monitor and manage your
battery status. (See your PMSet 98 online help for more
information on the correct way to use this program)
POINT
As your notebook does not support the CPU Clock
control, the option is not active within the Power Control
menu of PMSet 98.
ADOBE ACROBAT READER
The Adobe Acrobat Reader, located in the Service and
Support Software folder, allows you to view, navigate,
and print PDF files from across all of the major
computing platforms.
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.
INTEL SPEEDSTEP*
Intel SpeedStep allows your LifeBook to operate in dual
modes. When connected to AC source, the system operates in Maximum Performance Mode. When powered by
battery, the system switches to Battery Optimized Mode
to conserve battery life. SpeedStep software is automatically loaded when you start your system and appears on
the system tray as a one of two flags. A checker flag indicates that the system is set for Maximum Performance
Mode. A blue flag with a green center square indicates
that the system is set for Battery Optimized Mode. You
can change the setting or disable the software by double
clicking the flag icon and changing the settings in the
Intel SpeedStep Technology window.
LIFEBOOK APPLICATION PANEL SOFTWARE
Your notebook is pre-installed with software utilities that
let you operate and configure your LifeBook Application
Panel. These utilities are found under the Start menu,
under Programs, then LifeBook Application Panel. They
include a CD Player, Application Panel Setup, Email LED
Setup, Application Panel Guide, Activate Panel and Deactivate Panel.
*Available on select LifeBook models.
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Section Three
Getting Started
Power Sources
Power Management
Connecting the Power Adapters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Suspend Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save-to-Disk Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idle Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Disk Timeout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 98 Power Management . . . . . . . . . . .
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Panel
Opening the Display Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Closing the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Starting Your LifeBook
Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Booting the System with Windows 98 . . . . . . . . 36
Registering Your LifeBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Getting Started
DC Output Cable
DC Power Jack
AC Cable
AC Adapter
Figure 3-1 Connecting the AC Adapter
Power Sources
Your Fujitsu LifeBook has three possible power sources:
a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC adapter or an
optional Auto/Airline adapter.
CONNECTING THE POWER ADAPTERS
The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter
provides power for operating your notebook and
charging the batteries.
Connecting the AC Adapter
1. Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack
of your notebook.
2. Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.
(Figure 3-1)
Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter
1. Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack
on your notebook.
2. Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette
lighter of an automobile with the ignition key in
the On or Accessories position.
OR
3. Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power
jack on an airplane seat.
Switching from AC Adapter Power or the
Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power
1. Be sure that you have at least one charged
battery installed.
2. Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.
CAUTION
The Lithium ion battery is not charged upon purchase.
Initially, you will need to connect either the AC adapter
or the Auto/Airline adapter to use your notebook.
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Display Panel Latch
Figure 3-2 Opening the Display Panel
Display Panel
Your Fujitsu LifeBook contains a display panel that is
backlit for easier viewing in bright environments and
maintains top resolution through the use of activematrix technology.
OPENING THE DISPLAY PANEL
1. Press the latch located at the top of the display panel.
This releases the locking mechanism and raises
the display slightly.
2. Lift the display backwards, being careful not to
touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable
viewing angle. (Figure 3-2)
ADJUSTING DISPLAY PANEL BRIGHTNESS
Once you have turned on your notebook, you may want
to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more
comfortable viewing level. There are two ways to adjust
the brightness, keyboard and power management utility.
Keyboard
Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the
setting only temporarily.
■
[FN+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the
brightness of your display.
■
[FN+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the
brightness of the display.
POINT
If using AC power your brightness setting is set to it’s
highest level by default. If using battery power your
brightness settings is set toit’s lowest level by default.
Power Management Utility
Adjusting the brightness using the Power Management
changes the setting permanently.
1. Double-click the Battery Icon in the lower right
corner of your display. This will open the PMSet 98
Properties dialog box.
2. Select the Power Control tab and adjust your
LCD Backlighting to the desired level.
3. Click OK or Apply to permanently change
the settings.
You may need to readjust the brightness level periodically depending on your operating environment.
POINT
The higher the brightness level, the more power the
notebook will consume and the faster your batteries
will discharge. For maximum battery life, make sure
that the brightness is set as low as possible.
CLOSING THE DISPLAY PANEL
1. Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it forward
until it is flush with the body of your notebook.
2. Push down until you hear a click. This will engage
the locking mechanism and prevent your display
panel from opening unexpectedly.
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Starting Your LifeBook
CAUTION
Never turn off your notebook during the 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 Power On Self Test Messages on page 75 for
POWER ON
Power Switch
The power switch is used to turn on your notebook from
its off state. Once you have connected your AC adapter
or charged the internal Lithium ionbattery, you
can power on your notebook. (See figure 2-4 on page 12
for location)
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 or Auto/Airline
adapter is connected and has power.
Facing the keyboard and display panel, move the power
switch towards the rear of your notebook. This is the On
position. The power switch moved toward the front of
your notebook is in the Off position. When you are done
working you can either leave your notebook in Suspend
mode, (See Suspend Mode on page 38 for more information), or you can turn it off. (See Power Off on page 41 for
more information)
more information)
BOOT SEQUENCE
The procedure for starting-up your Fujitsu LifeBook is
termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s BIOS. When your notebook is first turned on, the
main system memory is empty, and it needs to find
instructions to start up your notebook. This information
is in the BIOS program. Each time you power up or
restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence
which displays a Fujitsu logo until your operating system
is loaded. During booting, your notebook is performing
a standard boot sequence including a Power On Self Test
(POST). When the boot sequence is completed without
a failure and without a request for the BIOS Setup
Utility, the system displays the operating system’s
opening screen.
The boot sequence is executed when:
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■
CAUTION
Do not carry your notebook around with the power on
or subject it to shocks or vibration, as you risk damaging
your notebook.
When you Power On your notebook, it will perform a
Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal parts and
configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is found,
your notebook will emit an audio warning and/or an
error message will be displayed. (See Power On Self Test
Messages on page 75 for more information) 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.
■
■
You turn on the power to your notebook.
You restart your notebook from the Windows
Shut Down dialog box.
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].
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the
operating environment for your notebook. Your BIOS
is set at the factory for normal operating conditions,
therefore there is no need to set or change the BIOS’
environment to operate your notebook.
The BIOS Setup Utility configures:
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Device control feature parameters, such as changing
I/O addresses and boot devices.
System Data Security feature parameters, such
as passwords.
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Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following:
1. Turn on or restart your notebook.
2. Press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears
on the screen. This will open the main menu
of the BIOS Setup Utility with the current
settings displayed.
3. Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key
to scroll through the other setup menus to review or
alter the current settings.
BIOS Guide
A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online.
Please visit our service and support Web site at
www.8fujitsu.com. Once there, click on the Self Help
Center link, and select your notebook series from the
pull-down menu. Once you have done that, select the
heading BIOS Guides from the pull-down menu and
finally, select your specific unit’s BIOS number. If you
are unsure of your notebook’s BIOS number, please
refer to your packing slip.
POINT
If your data security settings require it, you may be
asked for a password before the BIOS main menu
will appear.
BOOTING THE SYSTEM WITH WINDOWS 98
We strongly recommend that you not attach any external
devices and do not put a DVD/CD or floppy disk in
any drive 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 Welcome will begin.
Designed to accommodate the needs of many users,
in many different countries, Windows 98 needs to be
configured the first time you use them. Windows 98 has
three parts:
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Getting Started: You have the opportunity to enter
custom information for your configuration file and
setup your modem so that your notebook will be
prepared to dial out.
Registration: Easy online registration for Windows
98 with Microsoft, and for your LifeBook Series notebook with Fujitsu PC Corporation.
Windows License Agreement and Final Settings:
You have the opportunity to review the Windows 98
License Agreement and then your configuration file
will be generated.
POINT
You may click Cancel at any time within this process to
shutdown Windows 98. You may restart this process at
any time in the future, but you must complete it in
order to use your computer.
Getting Started
Read the instructions on the screens carefully and fill
in the information as directed. You will be asked for such
items as the language you wish to use, the country in
which you live, your first and last name, and about
how you dial out from where you will be using your
notebook. For the modem settings, enter your current
location information where you will be using your
notebook. If you are not connected to a phone line
and plan to register at a later time, you may click the
Skip button, and you will go directly to the condition
of use page.
Once you have set up your notebook to dial out,
Windows 98 will make a free telephone call to test the
settings. If the call is unsuccessful, you will be returned
to the phone settings page where you may try to fix
them. If you are unable to fix the settings please contact
Fujitsu PC Service and Support. (See Fujitsu PC Contact
Information on page 3 for more information) If you would
simply like to move on, and register at a later time, you
may click the Skip button, and you will go directly to the
Condition of Use page.
Registration
If your connection is successful, you will go to the
Registration Confirmation page. On this page simply
enter the requested information, and then check the
box at the bottom to register your copy of Windows 98
with Microsoft. Once you have finished, click the Next
button to continue.
Getting Started
POINT
POINT
If you do not register at this time you can do it later
simply by double-clicking on the LifeBook Registration
icon on your desktop and following the instructions.
You will then go through the Fujitsu registration process.
Follow the instructions on the screens, and enter all of
the necessary information. Be as specific as possible so
that if you need help the service and support team will
be able to serve you better.
Final Settings
The first part of your final settings is the Windows End
User License Agreement. Read the agreement carefully.
When you finish reading you must 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
you notebook.
Next, you will need to enter your Windows Product Key.
The Product Key is located on the Windows 98 Certificate of Authenticity with the Windows User’s manual.
On the certificate you will find a bar-code with a
number above it. This is your product key and the
number you need to enter on the Product Key screen.
When you have entered the number exactly as shown
click on the Next button.
You will find a Recovery CD packet included with
your notebook. Please store the packet in a safe
place in case there is a loss of data, and it becomes
necessary to re-install your operating system and/or
application programs. (See Recovery CD-ROM on
page 78 for more information)
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.
How do I register?
With Windows 98, it is a part of the Windows Welcome
process. If you do not register during the Welcome
process you can double-click on the LifeBook Registration icon on your desktop and follow the instructions.
POINT
Make sure you have connected a phone line to your
modem before you use E-Registration.
You may also complete the pre-printed registration form
and either:
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POINT
You cannot use your notebook until you have accepted
the License Agreement and entered your product key. If
you stop the process your notebook will return to the
beginning of the Windows Welcome Process, even if
you shut your LifeBook down and start it up again.
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Fax to 1-949-450-9140
Mail to:
Fujitsu PC Corporation
15355 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618-9520
Call: 1-800-8fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
You may also register on our Web site:
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www.8fujitsu.com
You will need to be set up with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) to use this option.
POINT
You can register your Fujitsu LifeBook with any
operating system via mail, telephone or fax.
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Power Management
Your Fujitsu LifeBook has many options and features for
conserving battery power. Some of these features are
automatic and need no user intervention, such as those
for the internal modem. However, others depend on the
parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness. Internal
power management for your notebook may be
controlled from settings made in your operating system,
pre-bundled power management application, or from
settings made in BIOS setup utility.
Besides the options available for conserving battery
power, there are also some things that you can do to
prevent your battery from running down as quickly.
For example, you can create an appropriate power saving
profile, put your notebook into Suspend mode when it
is not performing an operation, and you can limit the
use of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery
powered computers, there is a trade-off between
performance and power savings.
SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON
When your notebook is active, the Suspend/Resume
button can be used to manually put your notebook
into Suspend mode. Push the Suspend/Resume button
when your notebook is active, but not actively accessing
anything, and immediately release the button. You will
hear two short beeps and your system will enter
Suspend mode.
If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Suspend/
Resume button will return your notebook to active
operation. You can tell whether or not your system
is in Suspend mode by looking at the Power indicator.
(See figure 2-8 on page 17) If the indicator is visible and
not flashing, your notebook is fully operational. If the
indicator is both visible and flashing, your notebook is
in Suspend mode. If the indicator is not visible at all, the
power is off or your notebook is in Save-to-Disk mode.
(See Save-to-Disk Mode)
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SUSPEND MODE
Suspend 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. This mode will turn off the CPU, the display, the
hard drive, and all of the other internal components
except those necessary to maintain system memory
and allow for restarting. Your notebook can be put in
Suspend mode by:
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Pressing the Suspend/Resume button when your
system is turned on.
Selecting Standby from the Windows Shut Down menu.
Timing out from lack of activity.
Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery
Warning condition.
Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the
file(s) on which you are working, open application(s)
information, and any other data required to support the
operation(s) in progress. When you resume operation
from Suspend mode, your notebook will return to the
point 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.
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.
SAVE-TO-DISK MODE
The Save-to-Disk mode saves the contents of your
notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a
part of the Suspend/Resume mode. Your notebook
is pre-configured to perform this function. The
Save-to-Disk mode can also be configured through the
system BIOS to run in other ways depending on what
you need to accomplish. (See BIOS Setup Utility on
page 35 for more information)
Getting Started
Default Methods for using Save-to-Disk Mode:
1. Press the [FN] button together with the Suspend/
Resume button. This will open a Save-to-Disk dialog
box and begin the process.
Customer configured BIOS methods for using
Save-to-Disk Mode:
1. Click on the Start button, click Shut Down and
then Standby. Prior to that you should enable
Save-to-Disk in the BIOS setup utility.
OR
2. Enable Save-To-Disk mode from within the Power
dialog box of the BIOS setup utility, then press the
Suspend/Resume button to execute this command
under DOS or Windows 98.
OR
3. Enable Save-To-Disk mode from within the Power
dialog box of the BIOS setup utility, then allow the
notebook to time out from lack of activity.
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.
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
When PC Cards or external devices are in use, Saveto-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.
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-to-Disk allocation you
will get an error message when you try to activate
Save-to-Disk mode and it will not work. Use the
PHDISK Utility to increase the size of the Save-to-Disk
file, SAVE2DSK.BIN. You can download the Save-toDisk File Allocation information from our Web site at
www.8fujitsu.com. If you need help, contact your
support representative for recommendations.
POINT
If your notebook is actively accessing information 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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IDLE MODE
HARD DISK TIMEOUT
Idle mode is one of the power management parameters.
When Idle mode is enabled, the CPU is put into lowspeed 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.
The Hard Disk Timeout is another one of the power
management parameters. This feature saves power by
turning off the hard drive if there is no hard drive
activity for the user selected timeout period. Any
attempt to access the hard drive will cause it to restart
automatically. This feature is independent of the
Suspend/Resume button and can be enabled and
disabled in Windows and BIOS setup utility. (See BIOS
Setup Utility on page 35 for more information)
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. Any activity will cause your notebook to return
to normal operation automatically. This feature is independent of the Suspend/Resume button.
WINDOWS 98 POWER MANAGEMENT
DISPLAY TIMEOUT
RESTARTING THE SYSTEM
The Video Timeout is one of the power management
parameters. This feature 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 and can be enabled and disabled in Windows and
BIOS setup utility. (See BIOS Setup Utility on page 35 for
more information)
If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure
that you use the following procedure.
The Power Management icon located in the Windows 98
Control Panel allows you to configure some of the power
management settings. For example, you can use the
Power Management to set the timeout values for turning
off the display and hard disks whether you are running
the notebook on battery power or one of the adapters.
(See Pre-Installed Software on page 30 for more information) The settings may also be changed in the BIOS. (See
BIOS Setup Utility on pag e35 for more information)
1. Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
2. Select the Restart option from within the Windows
Shut Down dialog box.
3. Click OK to restart your notebook. Your notebook
will shut down and then reboot.
CAUTION
Turning off your notebook without exiting Windows
or turning on your notebook within 10 seconds of the
notebook being shut off may cause an error when you
start the next time.
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Getting Started
POWER OFF
Before turning off the power by choosing Shut Down
from the Windows 98 Start menu, check that the Hard
Drive, DVD/CD-ROM, CD-RW, PC Card and the
Floppy Disk Drive Access indicators are all Off. (See
figure 2-4 on page 12) If you turn off the power while
accessing a disk or PC Card there is a risk of data loss. To
assure that your notebook shuts down without error, use
the Windows shut down procedure.
POINT
You may also use the Suspend/Resume button to shut
off your notebook. To do so, first press the Suspend/
Resume button to suspend your notebook. Next press
and hold the button again until your notebook shuts
off. However, in Windows you should always use the
correct way to shut down your notebook. From the
start menu select shut down.
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.
Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows,
allows your notebook to complete its operations and turn
off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The
proper sequence is:
1. Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
2. Select the Shut Down option from within the
Windows Shut Down dialog box.
3. Click OK to shutdown your notebook.
If you are going to store your notebook for a month or
more see Care and Maintenance Section.
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User Installable Features
Section Four
User Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery
Memory Upgrade Module
Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . 56
To Remove a Memory Upgrade Module: . . . . . . 57
Checking the Computer Recognition
of New Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Floppy Disk Drive
Loading a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Ejecting a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Preparing a Disk for Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
CD-ROM Drive
Loading a CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Removing a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Automatic Insertion Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
DVD/CD-ROM Drive
DVD Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Loading a DVD/CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Removing a DVD/CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Using the DVD Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the DVD Player on Battery Power. . . . . . . 52
Auto Insert Notification Function . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Device Ports
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Parallel Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
PS/2 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Universal Serial Bus Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Infrared Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Wireless Infrared Mouse Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Stereo Line-In Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Digital Audio-Out Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
External Monitor Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
PC Cards
Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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User Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery
Your Fujitsu LifeBook has a Lithium ion battery that
provides power for operating your notebook when no
external power source is available. The battery is durable
and long lasting, but should not be exposed
to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or
other hazards.
The Lithium ion battery operating time may become
shorter if it is used under the following conditions:
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When used at temperatures that exceeds a low of
5°C or a high of 35°C. Extreme 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. (See Battery Charging Indicators on
page 18 for more information)
When using a high current device such as a modem,
DVD drive, CD-ROM drive, or the hard drive, using
the AC adapter will conserve your battery life.
CAUTION
Actual battery life will vary based on screen brightness,
applications, features, power management settings,
battery condition and other customer preferences.
DVD drive, CD-ROM drive or hard drive usage may
also have a significant impact on battery life. 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.
CAUTION
Do not leave a faulty battery in your notebook. It
may 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.
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).
RECHARGING THE BATTERIES
If you want to know the condition of the primary
Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Level indicator
located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator
changes as the battery level changes.
The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using
the AC adapter or Auto/Airline adapter. To recharge the
battery make sure the battery that needs to be charged
is installed in your notebook and connect the AC or
Auto/Airline adapter.
POINT
Make sure that the Battery Charging indicator and the
percentage charge is shown inside the Battery Level icon
on the Status Indicator Panel.
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery
therefore you do not need to discharge the battery
completely before recharging. The charge times will be
significantly longer if your notebook is in use while the
battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery
more quickly, put your notebook into Suspend mode,
or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery.
(See Power Management on page 38 for more information
on Suspend mode and shutdown procedure)
CAUTION
Using heavy current devices such as a Modem or
frequent DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM accesses may
prevent charging completely.
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Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, your notebook will
beep every 15 seconds and the Battery Level indicator
will flash. If you do not respond to the low battery alarm,
the batteries will continue to discharge until they are
too low to operate. When this happens there will be a
multiple beep alarm and the Battery Level indicator will
show a dead battery. Your notebook will then go into
Suspend mode to try and protect your data for as long
as possible. There is no guarantee that your data will not
be lost once the notebook reaches this point.
CAUTION
You may not be able to hear the audio alarm if the volume control is set too low or is turned off by either the
hardware or software. However, you will still be able to
see the Battery Level indicator flash. Once 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
a charged battery, an AC power adapter, or Auto/
Airline as soon as possible.
Shorted Batteries
The Status Indicator panel uses a symbol inside the
battery outline of the Battery Level indicator to display
the operating level available in that battery. (See figure 29 on page 18) If this display shows a Shorted Battery, it
means that the battery is damaged and must be replaced
so it does not damage any other parts of your notebook.
REPLACING THE BATTERY
With the purchase of an additional battery, you can have
a fully charged spare to swap with one that is not
charged. (Figure 4-1)
1. Have a charged battery ready to install.
2. Shut down your notebook and disconnect
the AC adapter.
3. Slide the battery release panel open.
4. Remove the battery from the bay.
5. Slide the new battery into the bay.
6. Slide the battery release panel close.
7. Plug in the AC adapter and turn the power on.
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
while your notebook is in Suspend mode, any data that
has not been saved to the hard drive will be lost.
Dead Battery Suspend mode shows on the Status indicator just like the normal Suspend mode. 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 adapter, or a charged
battery. Once you have provided power, you will need to
press the Suspend/Resume button to resume operation.
In the Dead Battery Suspend mode, your data can be
maintained for some time, but if a power source is not
provided promptly, the Power indicator will stop
flashing and go out, meaning that you 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.
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Battery Release Panel
Figure 4-1 Replacing the Battery
CAUTION
If the Lithium ion battery connector is not fully seated,
you may not be able to use your notebook or charge
your battery.
User Installable Features
Eject Button
Figure 4-2 Loading/Ejecting a 3.5” Floppy Disk
Floppy Disk Drive
Your Fujitsu LifeBook has a 3.5" floppy disk drive with the
ability to read and write information on removable
1.44MB and 720KB floppy disks.
LOADING A DISK
To load a disk into your disk drive, follow these easy steps:
1. Orient the disk so that its label is facing upwards
and the shutter side is pointing towards the drive.
(Figure 4-2)
2. Push the disk into the drive until the Eject button
pops out and you hear a click.
PREPARING A DISK FOR USE
Before you can use a new disk, it needs to be prepared
so your notebook knows where to store information.
This preparation is called formatting or initializing a
disk. You will need to format new disks, unless they are
preformatted. (Please refer to your operating system
manual for step-by-step instructions on formatting a disk)
To prevent accidental erasure of the data stored on a disk,
slide the “write protect” tab until a small hole is exposed.
This sets the disk into a protected state where nothing can
be added or removed. If you want to add or remove data on
a protected disk, slide the “write protect” tab to close the
small hole. (Figure 4-3)
Write Enabled
POINT
When there is no disk in the drive, the Eject button is
flush with your notebook.
EJECTING A DISK
To eject a disk from the disk drive, follow these easy steps:
1. Check that the Floppy Disk Drive Access indicator
is inactive.
2. Press the Eject button. This will push your disk
partially out of the drive.
3. Remove the disk.
Write Protected
Figure 4-3 Floppy Disk Write Protect
CAUTION
CAUTION
If you eject the disk while the Floppy Disk Drive Access
indicator is active, there is a risk of damaging the data
on the disk, the disk itself or even the disk drive.
Formatting a floppy disk that already contains data will
erase all of the information on the disk.
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CD Holder Tray
CD Eject Button
Figure 4-4 CD-ROM Drive
CD-ROM Drive
Your Fujitsu LifeBook contains a CD-ROM drive. This
gives you access to both data and audio CDs.
(Figure 4-4)
CAUTION
Do not operate your CD-ROM drive unless your
notebook is sitting on a flat surface. Using a CD
when the drive is not level may damage the drive
or prevent proper operation.
3. Place the CD into the tray, label side up, with the
hole in the center of the CD. Snap the CD onto
the raised circle in the center of the tray.
4. Gently push the holder tray back in until you
hear a click. (Figure 4-5)
POINT
If you have disabled the Auto Insert Notification function, you will have to start the CD from your desktop,
as your notebook will not automatically recognize that
a CD has been loaded.
LOADING A CD
To load a CD into your CD-ROM drive, follow these
easy steps:
1. Push and release the eject button on the front of the
CD-ROM drive to open the holder tray. The tray will
come out of the notebook a short distance.
2. Gently pull the tray out until a CD can easily be
placed in the tray.
CAUTION
There may be a protective sheet in the tray when it was
shipped, please make sure it is removed before operating.
Figure 4-5 Loading/Ejecting a CD
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User Installable Features
REMOVING A CD
1. Push and release the eject button on the front of
the CD-ROM drive. This will stop the CD and
the holder tray will come out of the notebook a
short distance.
2. Gently pull the tray out until the CD can easily
be removed from the tray.
3. Carefully remove the CD from the holder tray.
4. Gently push the holder tray back in until you
hear a click.
AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION FUNCTION
The Auto Insert Notification function allows your notebook to automatically start a CD as soon as it is inserted
in the CD-ROM drive and the tray is closed. Your notebook will begin playing an audio CD or will start an
application if the CD includes an auto run file.
Disabling Auto Insert Notification Function
To disable the Auto Insert Notification function, follow
these easy steps:
1. Save all data and close all open applications.
2. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then
select Control Panel.
3. Double-click the System icon. This will open the
System Properties dialog box.
4. Select the Device Manager tab to display the device
lists for your notebook.
5. Click on the + to the left of the CD-ROM drive icon.
The treeview will expand to show the CD-ROM
drive manufacturer’s name and model number.
6. Double-click on the CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s
name and model number. This will open the
CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s name and model
number dialog box.
7. Select the Settings tab and then remove the check
mark in the Auto Insert Notification box to turn it
off.
8. Click OK.
9. Click Close in the System Properties dialog box, then
click Yes in the System Settings Change pop-up
window when it asks you to restart your machine
and activate this change.
The Auto Insert Notification function can be re-activated
by repeating this process and placing a check mark in the
Auto Insert Notification function box to turn it back on.
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DVD/CD Holder Tray
DVD/CD Eject Button
Figure 4-6 DVD/CD-ROM Drive
DVD/CD-ROM Drive
Your Fujitsu LifeBook contains a DVD/CD-ROM drive
which is both a 6x DVD player and a CD drive. This
gives you access to movie, software and audio DVD/
CDs. (Figure 4-6)
DVD PLAYER SOFTWARE
With the DVD/CD-ROM drive and DVD Player software you can play DVD movies on your notebook. The
DVD player includes controls which allow you to take
full advantage of the features of a DVD movie, as well
as standard features such as fast forward, fast reverse,
pause, etc.
You will need to install the DVD Player software before
using the DVD/CD-ROM drive. The DVD Player software is included on the CD labeled DVD Application
CD. You may also need to re-install your DVD Player
software if:
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Your DVD Player software becomes corrupted and
is not operating properly.
You perform a complete system software recovery
utilizing the recovery CD.
POINT
You should periodically check the Fujitsu Web site at
www.fujitsu-pc.com for current updated drivers.
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Installing the DVD Player Software
To install the DVD Player software follow these easy step:
1. Make sure you either close or disable any open
programs, applications and utilities. This includes
the MS Office Toolbar, any anti-virus programs
and screensavers.
2. Insert the DVD Application CD into the DVD/
CD-ROM drive. If the CD AutoRun feature
activates, skip Step 3.
3. From the Start menu, select Run. Depending upon
the internal configuration of your LifeBook, the
Setup program may be in one of two directories.
Browse to your D: drive and select either:
D:\Softdvd\Setup.exe
or
D:\DVD Player\Setup.exe
Click Open.
4. Go through the installation process by following the
directions on screen.
5. Once the installation is complete, you will be asked
to restart your notebook.
6. To use the DVD Player software, click Start,
Programs, and then DVD Player.
User Installable Features
Un-installing the DVD Player Software
The DVD Player software should be removed if you wish
to use a 3rd party DVD player instead of the Fujitsu
DVD Player. To un-install the DVD Player software
follow these easy steps:
1. Close any open files on the DVD/CD-ROM drive.
2. Remove any DVD/CD from the drive.
3. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then select
Control Panel.
4. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
5. Select the Fujitsu DVD Player from the Add/
Remove Programs Properties dialog box.
6. Click the Add/Remove button and the DVD/
CD-ROM software will be un-installed.
POINT
CAUTION
There may be a protective sheet in the tray when it was
shipped, please make sure it is removed before operating.
3. Place the DVD/CD into the tray, label side up, with
the hole in the center of the DVD/CD. Snap the DVD/
CD onto the raised circle in the center of the tray.
4. Gently push the holder tray back in until you
hear a click. (Figure 4-7)
POINT
If you have disabled the Auto Insert Notification function, you will have to start the DVD/CD from your
desktop, as your notebook will not automatically recognize that a DVD/CD has been loaded.
If you wish to use a 3rd party DVD player software,
you must un-install the Fujitsu DVD Player software
or the 3rd party DVD Player software may not
operate correctly.
CAUTION
Do not operate your DVD/CD-ROM drive unless your
notebook is sitting on a flat surface. Using a DVD/CD
when the drive is not level may damage the drive
or prevent proper operation.
CAUTION
Prolonged use of the DVD/CD-ROM drive, such as
watching a DVD movie, will substantially reduce your
battery life.
Figure 4-7 Loading/Ejecting a DVD/CD
REMOVING A DVD/CD
LOADING A DVD/CD
To load a DVD/CD into your DVD/CD-ROM drive,
follow these easy steps:
1. Push and release the eject button on the front of the
DVD/CD-ROM drive to open the holder tray. The
tray will come out of the notebook a short distance.
2. Gently pull the tray out until a DVD/CD can easily
be placed in the tray.
1. Push and release the eject button on the front of
the DVD/CD-ROM drive. This will stop the
DVD/CD and the holder tray will come out
of the notebook a short distance.
2. Gently pull the tray out until the DVD/CD can easily
be removed from the tray.
3. Carefully remove the DVD/CD from the holder tray.
4. Gently push the holder tray back in until you
hear a click.
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USING THE DVD PLAYER SOFTWARE
Starting a DVD Movie
1. Insert the DVD movie into the DVD drive of your
notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates,
skip Step 2.
2. From the Start menu, select Programs, then select
DVD Player and click DVD Player. This will launch
the DVD movie.
3. Click OK to close the About DVD Player Performance dialog box and the movie will begin.
Opening the DVD Player Control Panel
In most DVD-ROMs, you have the option to alter how
the movie should play and what you wish to view. You
can do this by using the DVD Player control panel and
the mouse.
1. Right-click on the movie screen to open a dropdown menu for options.
2. Select Panel Control, for all the controls available,
select Navigator Control for navigation controls
only, or select Angle Control to open a small box
that allows you to select different angles to view the
movie. From these controls, it is possible to add
sub-titles, speed up or slow down, even play movie
related games.
Using the DVD Player Control Panel
The DVD Player software allows you to watch the movie
much like a VCR player. You have the option to pause,
rewind, fast-forward and stop the movie at any point.
1. Right-click on the movie screen to open a dropdown menu for options.
2. Select Panel Control, for all the controls available.
This will open the control panel into the bottom of
the screen.
3. To Pause the movie, click the button.
4. To Rewind the movie, click the
button to rewind
to a specific portion of the movie, or the
button
to return to the opening screen.
5. To Fast-forward the movie, click the button to
forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the
button to jump to the ending credits.
6. To Stop the movie, click the button.
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Exiting the DVD Player
1. Click on the
located in the upper right corner of
the title bar. This will open a DVD Player dialog box.
2. Click Yes to stop and exit the movie, or No to close
the DVD Player dialog box and return to the movie.
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USING THE DVD PLAYER ON
BATTERY POWER
Since DVD drives consume a lot of power, your overall
battery life will be shorter when operating the DVD drive
continuously (such as watching a DVD movie) than
during standard operation. Many movies run-times are
longer than your notebook can support on a single
battery. If you are watching a DVD movie on battery
power you may need to swap in an additional, charged
battery or attach AC power during the movie to view it
in its entirety.
CAUTION
Prolonged use of the DVD drive, such as watching a
DVD movie, will substantially reduce your notebook’s
battery life.
CAUTION
Many movies run-times are longer than your system
can support on a single battery. If you are watching a
DVD movie on battery power you may need to swap in
an additional, charged battery or attach AC power
during the movie to view it in its entirety.
POINT
An additional full-charged battery is highly
recommended if you will be watching DVD movies on
battery power. If you don’t have an additional battery,
you may purchase one either on-line at fujitsu-pc.com
or call 1-877-FPCDirect (1-877-372-3473).
To Watch a Movie on Battery Power:
1. Have an additional full-charged battery or your
AC adapter ready for use.
2. Start watching your DVD movie.
3. When the low battery warning occurs, immediately
stop the movie and exit the DVD player.
User Installable Features
CAUTION
If you do not stop the DVD player quickly and the
notebook attempts to auto-suspend (critical battery low
state) the notebook will shutdown improperly. If this
occurs, you will need to perform a hard reset and follow
the instruction, if any, presented to you before the
system will reboot.
4. Manually place your notebook into suspend mode
by depressing the Suspend button and replace the
discharged battery with an additional full-charged
battery. Or if you do not have an additional battery,
you may attach AC power as soon as you see the low
battery warning.
5. Resume your notebook by pressing the Suspend
button again. This step is not required if you
attached AC power without entering suspend mode.
6. Restart your DVD player, locate and skip to the
chapter of the movie you were last watching.
7. Continue watching your DVD movie.
POINT
Some shorter DVD movies may not require you to
swap batteries or attach AC power to complete them.
However, it is best to be prepared since actual battery life
while operating the DVD drive cannot be guaranteed.
AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION FUNCTION
The Auto Insert Notification function allows your notebook to automatically start a DVD/CD as soon as it is
inserted in the DVD/CD-ROM drive and the tray is closed.
Your notebook will begin playing an audio DVD/CD or
will start an application if the DVD/CD includes an auto
run file.
Disabling Auto Insert Notification Function
To disable the Auto Insert Notification function, follow
these easy steps:
1. Save all data and close all open applications.
2. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then select
Control Panel.
3. Double-click the System icon. This will open the
System Properties dialog box.
4. Select the Device Manager tab to display the device
lists for your notebook.
5. Click on the + to the left of the DVD/CD-ROM
drive icon. The treeview will expand to show the
DVD/CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s name and
model number.
6. Double-click on the DVD/CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s name and model number. This will open the
DVD/CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s name and
model number dialog box.
7. Select the Settings tab and then remove the check
mark in the Auto Insert Notification box to turn it
off.
8. Click OK.
9. Click Close in the System Properties dialog box, then
click Yes in the System Settings Change pop-up
window when it asks you to restart your machine
and activate this change.
The Auto Insert Notification function can be re-activated
by repeating this process and placing a check mark in the
Auto Insert Notification box to turn it back on.
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PC Card Slot
PC Card
Eject Button
Figure 4-8 Installing/Removing PC Cards
PC Cards
Your Fujitsu LifeBook supports Type I, Type II and Type
III PC Cards, which can perform a variety of functions
depending on which type of PC Card you install.You
can install one or two PC Cards at a time, depending on
its type. Type I and Type II PC Cards can be installed
together, while Type III PC Cards must be installed
alone.
INSTALLING PC CARDS
PC Cards are installed in the PC Card slot. To install a
PC Card(s), follow these easy steps: (Figure 4-8)
WARNING
Installing or removing a PC Card(s) during your notebook’s shutdown or bootup process may damage the
card and/or your notebook.
Some available PC Cards:
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■
■
■
■
■
■
Zoomed Video cards (Type II, Slot 1 only).
Fax/data modem cards (Type II).
Local area network (LAN) cards (Type II).
IDE solid-state disk cards (Type II).
SCSI cards (Type II).
ATA cards (Type III).
Other PC Cards that conform to PCMCIA 2.1 or
CardBus standards.
For further information, refer to the instructions
supplied with your PC Card.
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WARNING
Do not insert a PC Card into a slot if there is water or
any other substance on the card as you may permanently damage the card, your notebook, or both.
1. See your PC Card manual for specific instructions
on the installation of your card. Some PC Cards
may require your notebook to be Off while
installing them.
2. Make sure there is no PC Card currently in the slot.
If there is, see Removing PC Cards.
3. Insert your PC Card into the slot, with the product
label facing up.
User Installable Features
4. Push the card into the slot firmly until it is seated in
the opening. You will hear a click and the Eject
button will pop away from your notebook.
5. Flip the Eject button towards the front of
your notebook.
6. Lock the PC Card into the slot by sliding the
Lock button toward the front of your notebook.
REMOVING PC CARDS
To remove a PC Card(s), follow these easy steps:
CAUTION
Windows has a shutdown procedure for PC Cards
that must be followed before removing a card.
(Please review your operating system manual for
the correct procedure)
POINT
If the dialog box states that the device cannot be
removed, you must save all of your open files, close
any open applications and shutdown your notebook.
Once your notebook has been shutdown, you must
turn Off the power using the power switch.
2. Unlock the PC Card from the slot by sliding the
Lock button toward the rear of your notebook.
3. Flip the Eject button towards the rear of your notebook until it is fully extended, and then push it in
until it is flush with the notebook. This will push the
PC Card slightly out of the slot allowing you to
remove the card.
CAUTION
1. See your PC Card manual for specific instructions
on removing your card. Some PC Cards may require
your notebook to be in Suspend Mode or Off while
removing them.
If the PC Card(s) has an external connector and cable,
do not pull the cable when removing the card.
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Memory Upgrade
Module
5. Flip the keyboard away from you, and set it down on
the display screen.
Your Fujitsu LifeBook comes with 64MB or 128MB high
speed Synchronous Dynamic RAM (SDRAM) factory
installed. To increase your notebook’s memory capacity,
you may install an additional memory upgrade module.
The memory upgrade must be a dual-in-line (DIMM)
SDRAM module.
CAUTION
Do not remove any screws from the memory upgrade
module compartment, except the ones specifically
shown in the directions for installing and removing
the memory upgrade module.
INSTALLING A MEMORY UPGRADE
MODULE
To install a memory upgrade module follow these steps:
(Figure 4-9)
WARNING
You must turn off power before installing the memory
upgrade module.
1. Turn off power to your notebook using the power
switch, and remove any power adapter
(AC or auto/airline).
2. Using the tip of your Phillips head screwdriver, carefully pry the screw covers out of the screw holes just
above both ends of your keyboard and remove the
two screws located within the screw holes.
3. Press your display panel open until it completely
horizontal. Carefully work the panel surrounding
the status indicator panel loose and set it aside.
4. Lift the edge of the keyboard that is closest to the
display panel upward, approximately one-quarter of
an inch, and then pull it away from you. Do not pull
too far, as it is still connected to your notebook.
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Figure 4-9 Opening the Memory Upgrade Module
6. Once the keyboard is set aside, you will notice a layer
of plastic sheeting. In the center of the plastic
sheeting is a small notch facing the right side on
your notebook. Ease your fingernail under this
notch, and lift the sheeting to your left to expose the
memory upgrade module compartment.
CAUTION
The memory upgrade module can be severely damaged
by electrostatic discharge (ESD). Be sure you are properly grounded when handling and installing the module.
User Installable Features
7. Align the connector edge of the memory upgrade
module, chip side up, with the connector slot in the
compartment. (Figure 4-10)
8. Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45(angle
and press it firmly onto the connector.
9. Press the memory upgrade module down into the
compartment until it locks underneath the retaining
clip. You will hear a click when it is properly in place.
REMOVING A MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE
1. Perform steps 1 through 6 of Installing a Memory
Upgrade Module.
2. Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the
memory upgrade module at the same time.
(Figure 4-11)
3. While holding the clips out, remove the module
from the slot by lifting it up and pulling towards the
rear of your notebook.
Figure 4-10 Installing a Memory Upgrade Module
Figure 4-11 Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
10. Lay the flap of plastic sheeting back into place.
11. Flip the keyboard back over, and slide it back into
place, while holding the back of the keyboard up
approximately one-quarter of an inch. The tabs
will go into the slots at the front of the notebook.
12. Lower the keyboard back into position on
your notebook.
13. Return the panel surrounding the status indicator
panel back into position.
14. Replace the two screws and the screw covers.
POINT
4. Store the memory upgrade module in a static
guarded sleeve.
5. Replace the cover by following steps 10 and 14 of
Installing a Memory Upgrade Module.
POINT
After installing your added memory module, you must
complete the Resetting the Save-to-Disk Parameters
procedure in order for the Save-to-Disk mode to operate properly on your LifeBook. (See Save-to-Disk Mode
on page 38 for more information)
The memory upgrade module is not something you
routinely remove from your notebook. Once it is
installed, you can leave it in place unless you want
to increase system memory capacity.
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CHECKING THE COMPUTER RECOGNITION
OF NEW MEMORY CAPACITY
Once you have changed the system memory capacity
by either adding or removing a memory upgrade
module, be sure to check that your notebook has
recognized the change.
POINT
If the total memory displayed is incorrect, check that
your memory upgrade module is properly installed. (If
the module is properly installed and the capacity is still
not correctly recognized, see the Troubleshooting section starting on page 65)
You can check the memory capacity by looking at the
main menu of the BIOS setup:
1. Turn on the power to your notebook using the
power switch.
2. Allow the system to start booting and press the key
once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. This will
open the main menu of the BIOS setup with the
current settings displayed. (See BIOS Setup Utility on
page 35 for more information)
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. The chart below shows you the
possible displays that can be shown on the main menu
screen.
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Installed
On Board
Slot 1
64MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
0
32MB
64MB
128MB
Displayed
Total RAM System
Installed Memory
640K
64MB
640K
96MB
640K
128MB
640K
192MB
Extended
Memory
63MB
95MB
127MB
191MB
User Installable Features
Device Ports
Your Fujitsu LifeBook comes equipped with multiple
ports to which you can connect an external device
including: disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc.
MODEM (RJ-11) TELEPHONE JACK
The modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is used for an
internal modem. To connect the telephone cable follow
these easy steps: (See figure 2-5 on page 13 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
3. Plug the other end of the telephone cable into a
telephone outlet.
WARNING
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.
CAUTION
The internal modem is designed to the ITU-T V.90
standard. Its maximum speed of 53000bps is the
highest allowed by FCC, and its actual connection
rate depends on the line conditions. The maximum
speed is 33600bps at upload.
CAUTION
The internal modem on all Fujitsu notebooks from
Fujitsu PC Corporation are certified for use in the
United States and Canada. The modem may be
certified in other countries.
PARALLEL PORT
The parallel port, or LPT port, allows you to connect
parallel devices, such as a printer to your notebook. In
order to connect a parallel interface device follow these
easy steps: (See figure 2-6 on page 15 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
3. Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on
each end of the connector.
SERIAL PORT
The serial port, or COMM port, allows you to connect
serial devices, such as printers or scanners. In order
to connect a serial interface device follow these easy
steps: (See figure 2-6 on page 15 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
3. Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on each
end of the connector.
PS/2 PORT
The PS/2 port allows you to connect an external
keyboard, and/or numeric keypad and mouse. In order
to connect a PS/2 interface device follow these easy steps:
(See figure 2-6 on page 15 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
POINT
A mouse, keyboard, or keypad may be installed and
automatically recognized by your notebook without
restarting or changing setups.
POINT
The use of two PS/2 devices simultaneously from the
port requires a PS/2 splitter.
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UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS PORT
POINT
The Universal Serial Bus port (USB) allows you to
connect USB devices such as external game pads,
pointing devices, keyboards and/or speakers. In order
to connect a USB device follow these easy steps: (See
figure 2-6 on page 15 for location)
With Windows 98, you can use the Infrared Recipient
application for infrared file transfers.
LapLink Professional software can also be used
for infrared file transfers.
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
WIRELESS INFRARED (IR) MOUSE RECEIVER
CAUTION
Due to the ongoing changes in USB technology
and standards, not all USB devices and/or drivers
are guaranteed to work.
The Wireless IR Mouse Receiver (on Performance
Models only) allows you to use an optional wireless
Infrared Mouse (IR Mouse). The optional IR Mouse
communicates directly with the IR Mouse receiver
without the use of a cable. (See figure 2-3 on page 10 for
location)
MICROPHONE JACK
INFRARED PORT
The Infrared IrDA 1.1 (4Mbps) port allows for wireless
data transfer between your notebook and other IrDAcompatible devices, such as another computer or a
printer, without the use of a cable. (See figure 2-6 on
page 15 for location)
It is important to keep in mind that while carrying out
this form of communication, both devices must be
placed so their infrared ports are directly facing each
other without obstruction. The devices must also be
separated by at least 6" but no more than 36" for
maximum performance.
The following conditions may interfere with infrared
communications:
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A television, radio remote control unit, or a wireless
headphone is being used nearby.
Direct sunlight, fluorescent light, or incandescent light
shines directly on the port.
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external
mono microphone. Your microphone must be equipped
with a 1/8"(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into
the microphone jack of your notebook. In order to
connect a microphone follow these easy steps: (See
figure 2-5 on page 13 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
STEREO LINE-IN JACK
The stereo line-in jack allows you to connect an external
audio source to your notebook, such as an audio cassette
player. Your audio device must be equipped with a 1/8"
(3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug in order to fit into the stereo
line-in jack of your notebook. In order to connect a
external audio source follow these easy steps: (See
figure 2-5 on page 13 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
CAUTION
Do not move either device while communication is
active as it may interrupt data transmission.
CAUTION
Be careful not to scratch the infrared port lens.
Scratches, dirt, or other surface marks can
degrade operation.
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POINT
The stereo line-in jack will not support an
external microphone.
User Installable Features
CAUTION
Turn down the audio volume when connecting
electronic devices to the line-in jack. The internal
speakers might break if unexpected large sounds
are inputted.
CAUTION
Please be careful, as there are several types of cables for
connecting a digital electronic device (e.g. MD player)
to the digital audio-out connector, depending on the
connector type. The connector on your computer is
a Optical Mini Plug (3.5mm diameter mini plug)
DIGITAL AUDIO-OUT CONNECTOR
The digital audio-out connector allows you to
download digital audio to Sony or Philips MiniDisc
players. It uses SPDIF (Sony Philips Digital Interface)
format. Please use the following setting when using the
digital audio-out connector. (See figure 2-5 on page 13
for location)
1. Click on Start, Settings and then click on
Control Panel.
2. Select Yamaha Ds-XG Audio Configuration.
3. Click on the SPDIF tab and click ON (Digital
Sources Only)
WARNING
Do not look into the connector. There is a beam coming
out from the SPDIF connector, so please do not look
into the connector when inserting the cable.
POINT
The frequency of the digital sound output from the
SPDIF output connector is fixed to 48KHz. If a sampling
rate convertor is not installed in your connecting digital
electronic device (e.g., MD player), recording is not
possible. Please see the user manuals for the electronic
devices for further details.
HEADPHONE JACK
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones
or powered external speakers to your notebook. Your
headphones or speakers must be equipped with a 1/8"
(3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. In order to connect headphones or speakers follow these easy steps: (See figure 2-5
on page 13 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
POINT
If you plug headphones into the headphone jack, you
will disable the built-in stereo speakers.
EXTERNAL MONITOR PORT
The external monitor port allows you to connect an
external VGA or SVGA monitor. In order to connect an
external monitor follow these easy steps: (See figure 2-6
on page 15 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
3. Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on
each end of the connector.
CAUTION
POINT
The sound recorded through connecting a digital
electronic device (e.g., MD player) to the SPDIF output
connector cannot be used as digital output. All output
data from the SPDIF output connector has copyright
protection information included.
Pressing the [FN] + [F10] keys allows you to change
your selection of where to send your display video.
Each time you press the key combination, you will
step to the next choice, starting with the built-in display
panel only, moving to the external monitor only, finally
moving to both the built-in display panel and an
external monitor.
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Tr o ub l e s h o o t i n g
Section Five
Troubleshooting
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Emergency DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
Tray Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Modem Result Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Recovery CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
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Tr o ub l e s h o o t i n g
Troubleshooting
Your Fujitsu LifeBook 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.
8. If you have tried the solutions suggested in the
Troubleshooting Table without success, contact
your support representative:
Toll free: 1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487)
Fax: 1-901-259-5700
E-mail: 8fujitsu@fpc.fujitsu.com
Web site: http://www.8fujitsu.com.
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:
IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM
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If you encounter a problem, go through the following
procedure before pursuing complex troubleshooting:
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1. Turn off your notebook.
2. Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your
notebook and to an active AC power source.
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.
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.
5. Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at
least 10 seconds before you turn it on.
6. Go through the boot sequence.
7. If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the
Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more
detailed troubleshooting information.
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.
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Product name
Product configuration number
Product serial number
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Hardware configuration
Type of device connected, if any
See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your
notebook for configuration and serial numbers. (See
figure 2-7 on page 16 for location)
SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
Using PC-Doctor
PC-Doctor is a diagnostic program by Watergate Software, Inc. which comes pre-installed on your notebook. If
you 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 asked 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 you problem. Messages
will be displayed on the screen explaining what is being
done and any further instructions that you may need.
Using the Troubleshooting Table
When you have problems with your notebook, try to
find the symptoms under the Problem column of the
troubleshooting 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 Solutions. All possible causes or solutions
may not apply to your notebook.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
Problem
Page
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . 66
Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Keyboard or Mouse Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Modem Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Problem
Problem
Page
Parallel, Serial and USB Device Problems . . . . . . . . . .69
PC Card Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Shutdown and Startup Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Audio Problems
There is no sound coming
from the built-in speakers.
The volume is turned too low.
Adjust the volume control on your notebook.
The software volume control is
set too low.
Adjust the sound volume control settings in your
software, operating system and applications.
Headphones are plugged into
your notebook.
Plugging in headphones disables the built-in
speakers, remove the headphones.
BIOS audio settings
are incorrect.
Set the BIOS setup utility to the default values within
the Multimedia Device Configuration menu. (See
BIOS Setup Utility on pag e35 for more information)
Software driver is not configured correctly.
Refer to your application and operating system
documentation for help.
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Drive Problems
Notebook fails to recognize
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROMs.
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DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM is
not pushed down onto raised
center circle of
the drive.
Open DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM tray and re-install
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM properly.
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM tray
is not latched shut.
Push on the front of the DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
tray until it latches.
Setup utility is set to something other than DVD/CDRW/CD-ROM or Auto for the
Secondary Master Controller.
Revise BIOS settings for the Secondary Master
Controller. (See BIOS Setup Utility on pag e35 for
more information)
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Problem
Notebook fails to recognize
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROMs.
(continued)
The DVD/CD-RW/CDROM Access indicator on
the Status Indicator Panel
blinks at regular intervals
when no DVD/CD-RW/
CD-ROM is in the tray or
the DVD/CD-RW/CDROM drive is not installed.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Wrong drive designator was
used for DVD/CD-RW/CDROM in the application.
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 DVD/
CD-RW/CD-ROM, drive designations are automatically adjusted.
Windows DVD/CD-RW/CDROM auto insert notification
function is disabled.
Start the DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM from the desktop
or application software or re-enable the Windows
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM auto insert notification
function. (See Auto Insert Notification Function on
page 53 for more information)
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM is
dirty or defective.
Wipe DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM with a non-abrasive
CD cleaning cloth and reinsert. It if still will
not work try another DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
in the drive.
The Windows DVD/CD-RW/
CD-ROM auto insert notification function is active and is
checking to see if a DVD/CDRW/CD-ROM is ready to run.
This is normal. However, you may disable this feature.
(See Auto Insert Notification Function on page 53 for
more information)
The Notebook fails to Auto- The DVD Player software has
Play a DVD movie.
not been installed.
Locate and install the DVD-ROM Applications CD.
Floppy Disk Drive Problems
You cannot access your
floppy disk.
You tried to write to a write
protected floppy disk.
Eject the floppy disk and set it to write enable. (See
Floppy Disk Drive on page 47 for more information)
Floppy disk is not
loaded correctly.
Eject floppy disk, check orientation and re-insert.
(See Floppy Disk Drive on page 47 for more information)
BIOS setup utility states
Revise the setup utility Main menu settings to
enable Diskette Controller. (See BIOS Setup Utility
on page 35 for more information)
Diskette Controller:
Disabled.
The floppy disk drive may not
be properly installed.
Remove and re-install your floppy disk drive.
Security is set to protect access
to floppy disk data.
Verify your password and security settings.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The setup utility is incorrectly
set for your internal (Primary
Master) or optional second
hard drive (Primary Slave).
Revise BIOS settings to set both Primary Master
and Primary Slave correctly. (See BIOS Setup Utility
on page 35 for more information)
The wrong drive designator
was used by an application
when a bootable CD-ROM was
used to start the notebook.
Verify drive designator used by application is in
use by the operating system. When the operating
system is booted from a CD, drive designations
are automatically adjusted.
Security is set so your operating system cannot be started
without a password.
Verify your password and security settings.
The notebook has gone into
Suspend mode.
Push the Suspend/Resume button.
Your application has locked
out your keyboard.
Try to use your intergrated pointing device to restart
your system. If this fails, turn your notebook off
using the power switch, wait 10 seconds or more,
and then turn it back on.
You have installed an
external keyboard or
mouse, and it does not
seem to work.
Your external device is not
properly installed.
Re-install your device. (See Device Ports on page 59
for more information)
Your operating system
software is not setup with
the correct software driver
for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
You have connected an
external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be
locking up the system.
Your operating system
software is not setup with
the correct software driver
for that device.
Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your system has crashed.
Try to restart your notebook. If that fails, turn off
the power using the power switch, wait at least 10
seconds, and then power on.
Your memory upgrade module
is not properly installed.
Remove and re-install your memory upgrade
module. (See Memory Upgrade Module on page 56
for more information)
You have a memory failure.
Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages.
(See Power On Self Test Messages on page 75 for more
information)
Hard Drive Problems
You cannot access your
hard drive.
Keyboard or Mouse Problems
The built-in keyboard does
not seem to work.
Memory Problems
Your Power On screen,
or Main menu of the
BIOS setup utility information, does not show
the correct amount of
installed memory.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Modem Problems
Messages about modem
operation.
Messages about modem
operation are generated
by whichever modem
application is in use.
See your application software documentation for
additional information.
Parallel, Serial, and USB Device Problems
You have installed a parallel
port device, a serial port
device or a USB device.
Your notebook does not
recognize the device, or the
device does not seem to
work properly.
The device is not
properly installed.
Remove and re-install the device. (See Device Ports
on page 59 for more information)
The device may have been
installed while an application
was running, so your notebook
is not aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not
have the correct software
driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the
correct driver.
You may have the wrong
I/O address selected for
your device.
See your device documentation and software documentation to determine the required I/O address.
Change the settings in the BIOS setup utility. (See
BIOS Setup Utility on pag e35 for more information)
Your device and another
device are assigned the same
I/O address.
Check all I/O addresses located within the BIOS
setup utility and any other installed hardware or
software to make sure there are no duplications.
Parallel port is set to
output only.
Check parallel port setting in the BIOS and set to
bi-directional or ECP.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
PC Card Problems
A card inserted in the PC
Card slot does not work or
is locking up the system.
The card is not
properly installed.
Remove and re-install the card. (See PC Cards on
page 54 for more information)
The card may have been
installed while an application
was running, so your notebook
is not aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not
have the correct software
driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the
correct driver.
You may have the wrong
I/O address selected for your
PC Card device.
See your PC Card documentation to determine
the required I/O address. Change the settings in
the BIOS. (See BIOS Setup Utility on pag e35 for
more information)
Your PC Card device and
another device are assigned the
same I/O address.
Check all I/O addresses located within the BIOS
setup utility and any other installed hardware or
software to make sure there are no duplications.
The installed primary
battery is completely
discharged, there is no
optional second battery
installed or there is no
Power adapter (AC or Auto/
Airline) installed.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the
presence and condition of the batteries. (See Status
Indicator Panel on page 17 for more information)
Install a charged battery or a Power adapter.
The primary battery is
installed but is faulty.
Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the presence
and condition of the batteries. (See Status Indicator
Panel on page 17 for more information) If a battery is
indicating a short, remove that battery and operate
from another power source or replace that battery.
Power Failures
You turn on your
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
The battery or batteries are low. Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the
presence and condition of the batteries. (See Status
Indicator Panel on page 17 for more information) Use
a Power adapter to operate until a battery is charged
or install a charged battery.
The power adapter (AC or
auto/airline) is not plugged
in properly.
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Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. (See
Power Sources on page 33 for more information)
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Problem
You turn on your notebook
and nothing seems to
happen. (continued)
Your notebook turns off
all by itself.
Your notebook will not
work on battery alone.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The Power adapter (AC
or auto/airline) has no
power from the AC outlet,
airplane seat jack, or the car’s
cigarette lighter.
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.
The Power adapter (AC or
auto/airline) is faulty.
Try a different Power adapter or install a charged
optional second battery.
Power switch is not in the
On position.
Slide your power switch firmly to the Off position,
pause 10 seconds or more and then firmly to the
On position.
The power management
parameters are set for auto
timeouts which are too short
for your operating needs.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the
mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the
Suspend/Resume button. Check your power
management settings, or close your applications
and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup
utility to adjust the timeout values to better suit
your operation needs.
You are operating on battery
power 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.
Install a power adapter and then push the Suspend/
Resume button. (See Power Sources on page 33 for
more information)
You have a battery failure.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the
Status Indicator panel, and replace or remove
any batteries that are shorted. (See Status Indicator
Panel on page 17 for more information)
Your power adapter has failed
or lost its power source.
Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet
has power.
The installed batteries
are dead.
Replace the battery with a charged one or install
a Power adapter.
No batteries are installed.
Install a charged battery.
The batteries are
improperly installed.
Verify that the batteries are properly connected
by re-installing them.
Your installed batteries
are faulty.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the
Status Indicator panel and replace or remove
any batteries that are shorted. (See Status Indicator
Panel on page 17 for more information)
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Problem
The batteries seem to
discharge too quickly.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You are running an application
that uses a great deal of power
due to frequent hard drive
access or DVD/CD-RW/CDROM access, use of a modem
card or a LAN PC card.
Use both the primary battery and an optional
second battery and/or use a power adapter for this
application when at all possible.
The power savings features
may be disabled.
Check the power management and/or setup utility
settings in the Power Savings menu and adjust
according to your operating needs.
The brightness is turned all
the way up.
Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher
the brightness the more power your display uses.
The batteries are very old.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries have been
exposed to high temperatures.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries are too hot
or too cold.
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.
Shutdown and Startup Problems
The Suspend/Resume
button does not work.
The system powers up, and
displays power on information, but fails to load the
operating system.
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The Suspend/Resume button
is disabled from the Advanced
submenu of the Power menu
of the setup utility.
Enable the button from the setup utility.
You did not hold the button
in long enough.
Hold the button longer. This may need to be a few
seconds if your application is preventing the CPU
from checking for button pushes.
There may be a conflict with
the application software.
Close all applications and try the button again.
The boot sequence settings
of the setup utility are not
compatible with your
configuration.
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 BIOS Setup
Utility on page 35 for more information)
You have a secured system
requiring a password to load
your operating system.
Make sure you have the right password. Enter the
setup utility and verify the Security settings and
modify them as accordingly. (See BIOS Setup Utility
on page 35 for more information)
Tr o ub l e s h o o t i n g
Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The system powers up, and
displays power on information, but fails to load the
operating system.
(continued)
Internal hard drive was
not detected.
Use the BIOS setup utility or Primary Master
submenu, located within the Main menu, to try to
auto detect the internal hard drive.
An error message is
displayed on the screen
during the notebook
(boot) sequence.
Power On Self Test (POST) has
detected a problem.
See the Power On Self Test (POST) messages to
determine the meaning and severity of the problem.
Not all messages are errors; some are simply status
indicators. (See Power On Self Test Messages on
page 75 for more information)
Your notebook appears to
change setup parameters
when you start it.
BIOS setup changes were not
saved when you made them
and exited the BIOS setup
utility returning it to
previous settings.
Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when
exiting the BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS CMOS hold-up
battery has failed.
Contact your support representative for repairs.
This is not a user serviceable part but has a normal
life of 3 to 5 years.
Something is pushing on the
Closed Cover switch.
Clear the Closed Cover switch. (See figure 2-3 on
page 10 for location)
The notebook is set for an
external monitor only.
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.
The angle of the display
and the brightness settings
are not adequate for your
lighting conditions.
Move the display and the brightness control until
you have adequate visibility.
The power management timeouts may be set for very short
intervals and you failed to
notice the display come on
and go off again.
Press any button the keyboard, or move the mouse
to restore operation. If that fails, push the Suspend/
Resume button. (The display may be shut off by
Standy mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
Power On Self Test (POST)
has detected a failure which
does not allow the display
to operate.
Contact your support representative.
Video Problems
The built-in display is
blank when you turn on
your notebook.
The notebook turned
on with a series of beeps
and your built-in display
is blank.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The notebook has gone into
Video timeout, Standby mode,
Suspend mode or Save-to-Disk
mode because you have not
used it for a period of time.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the
mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the
Suspend/Resume button. Check your power
management settings, or close your applications
and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup
utility to adjust the timeout values to better suit
your operation needs. (See BIOS Setup Utility on
page 35 for more information)
Something is pushing on the
Closed Cover switch.
Check the Closed Cover switch. (See figure 2-3 on
page 10 for location)
The power management timeouts may be set for very short
intervals and you failed to
notice the display come on
and go off again.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse
to restore operation. If that fails, push the Suspend/
Resume button. (The display may be shut off by
Standby Mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
The Built-in Display does
not close.
A foreign object, such as a
paper clip, is stuck between the
display and the keyboard.
Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.
The Built-in Display has
bright or dark spots.
If the spots are very tiny and
few in number, this is normal
for a large LCD display.
This is normal; do nothing.
If the spots are numerous or
large enough to interfere with
your operation needs.
Display is faulty; contact your support representative.
The application display
uses only a portion of your
screen and is surrounded
by a dark frame.
You are running an
application that does not
support 800 x 600/1024 x 768
pixel resolution display and
display compression is
enabled.
Display compression gives a clearer but smaller
display for applications that do not support 800 x
600/1024 x 768 pixel resolution. You can fill the
screen but have less resolution by changing your
display compression setting, (See the Video Features
submenu, located within the Advanced menu of the
BIOS. (See BIOS Setup Utility on page 35 for more
information)
The Display is dark when
on battery power.
The PMSet default is set
on low brightness to
conserve power.
Press [FN] + [F7] to increase brightness or doubleclick on PMSet battery gauge and adjust Power
Control under battery settings.
The display goes blank by
itself after you have been
using it.
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Problem
You have connected an
external monitor and
it does not display
any information.
You have connected an
external monitor and it
does not come on.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Your BIOS setup is not set to
enable your external monitor.
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, located within the Advanced Menu of the
BIOS. (See BIOS Setup Utility on pag e35 for more
information)
Your external monitor is not
properly installed.
Reinstall your device. (See External Monitor Port on
page 61 for more information)
Your operating system software is not setup with the
correct software driver for
that device.
Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your external monitor
is not compatible with
your notebook.
See your monitor documentation and the External
Monitor Support portions of the Specifications
section.
Application software often
has its own set of error
message displays.
See your application manual and help displays
screens for more information. Not all messages are
errors some may simply be status.
Miscellaneous Problems
An error message is
displayed on the screen
during the operation of
an application.
POWER ON SELF TEST MESSAGES
The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status
messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating
system can generate and an explanation of each message.
Error messages are marked with an *. 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
success-fully tested by the Power On Self Test. (This can
only appear if you have an SRAM PC Card installed.)
*Diskette drive A error or Diskette drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS Power On Self
Test diskette tests. Check to see that the drive is defined
with the proper diskette type in the Setup Utility, (See
BIOS Setup Utility on pag e35 for more information) and
that the diskette drive is installed correctly. 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 memory upgrade module,
verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, you may want to check your Windows
Setup to be sure it is not using 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
This 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 that may cause you to lose data
if you continue. Contact your support representative.
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*Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller
Failure (where x = 1-4)
The 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. Run the setup utility to check
for the hard drive 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. Run the setup utility to
correct the inconsistency.
*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: 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. Run the setup utility to
correct the inconsistency.
*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.
*Keyboard controller error
The keyboard controller test failed. 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.
*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.
*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.
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*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.
#*Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or
drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both the 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 may be corrupted and your system may have to be
re-installed from your back up media.
*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.
*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.
#*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP
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.
#*Previous boot incomplete –
Default configuration used
Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully. The Power On Self Test will load default values and
offer to run Setup. If the previous failure was caused by
incorrect values and they are not corrected, the next
boot will likely fail also. If using the default 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.
*Real time clock error
Real-time clock fails BIOS test. May require board repair.
Contact your support representative.
Tr o ub l e s h o o t i n g
*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 continue 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.
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
*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.
EMERGENCY DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
TRAY RELEASE
If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open
the DVD/CD-RW/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.
MODEM RESULT CODES
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:
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■
■
■
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■
■
■
OK
NO CARRIER
NO DIALTONE
CONNECT 53000 (Connection complete
at 53,000 bps.)
ERROR
FAX
RING (This means an incoming call.)
BUSY
NO ANSWER
When using the internal modem with applications
that are not factory installed refer to the
application documentation.
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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RECOVERY CD-ROM
Included with your notebook are the Emergency
Recovery CD and Drivers and Application Restore CD.
The Emergency Recovery CD contains the following:
■
A backup copy of the software originally installed on
your Fujitsu LifeBook (can only be used on the listed
LifeBook models).
The Drivers and Application Restore CD contains
the following:
■
■
Sets of device drivers and Fujitsu 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.
POINT
If you have access to the internet, visit the Fujitsu PC
Corporation Support Web site at www.8fujitsu.com to
check for the most current information, drives 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.
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 to re-install any software that
was not included with the computer when you
bought it, however you 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. This choice
removes all the information on the hard disk. If you
choose this option, you will lose any software you
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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.
POINT
It is recommended that you back-up all data files prior
to performing either of the recovery options.
POINT
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 when the computer was
first purchased. (See Booting the System with Windows
98 on page 36 for more information)
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 up (upon power up or full system reset/
restart) from the CD-ROM drive.
1. Insert the Emergency 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 through the [F2] key
to have the computer boot from the CD-ROM
“first” (if you have not previously done so), or
you can use the [ESC] key during this boot-up
sequence and select the CD-ROM from the menu
that will appear. (See BIOS Setup Utility on page 35
for more information)
Tr o ub l e s h o o t i n g
5. If correctly configured to boot from the Recovery
CD-ROM, you will notice your system running a
full virus scan of the hard drive and then reach the
Emergency Recovery 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. If you received
a message “This program may not be used on your
computer” you are using the wrong Recovery CD
for the model of notebook. Contact Fujitsu PC
Service and Support to obtain the correct CD.
6. Read the information displayed on the Welcome
screen, then click OK.
7. Select one of the two icons displayed in the Emergency Recovery menu and follow the instructions.
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.
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 received your notebook. If you chose
the Format and Recover Hard Drive option, you should
now restore your data files. If you performed the Recover
Hard Drive without Format, your data files will still exist
(within their original directory structures).
POINT
As long as there is no bootable disk 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.
Drivers and Applications Restore CD
The Drivers and Application CD can be used to selectively re-install drivers and/or applications that may have
been un-installed or corrupted. Please refer to installation instructions located in the Drivers and Applications
Restore CD. You can also consult our Web site at
www.8fujitsu.com.
POINT
Look for and open files with the extensions.DOC
and .TXT.
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Care and Maintenance
Section Six
Care and Maintenance
LifeBook Series Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Floppy Disks and Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
DVDs and CDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook carefully, you will
increase its life and reliability. This section provides
some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.
CAUTION
Electrical equipment may be hazardous if misused. Operations of this product or similar products, must always be
supervised by an adult. Do not allow children access to
the interior of any electrical products and do not permit
them to handle any cables .
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK
Caring for your Fujitsu LifeBook
■
Your Fujitsu 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.
■
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself.
Always follow installation instructions closely.
■
Keep it away from food and beverages.
■
If you accidentally spill liquid on your notebook:
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 use your Fujitsu LifeBook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).
■
Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are
approved for your notebook.
■
Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other
environmental hazards.
■
Do not expose your Fujitsu LifeBook to direct sunlight
for long periods of time as temperatures above 140° F
(60° C) may damage your notebook.
■
Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots
when they are not in use.
■
Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.
■
If you are carrying your Fujitsu LifeBook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure that there
are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.
■
Never position your notebook such that the CD-ROM
or DVD drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.
■
Do not drop your Fujitsu LifeBook.
■
Do not touch the screen with any sharp objects.
Cleaning your Fujitsu LifeBook
Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not
the cord.)
■
■
Clean your Fujitsu LifeBook with a damp, lint-free
cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
■
Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen.
Never use glass cleaners.
Storing your Fujitsu LifeBook
If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn
your Fujitsu LifeBook off and remove all Lithium ion
batteries.
■
■
Store your Fujitsu LifeBook and batteries separately. 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.
■
Store your Fujitsu LifeBook in a cool, dry location.
Temperatures should remain between
-25ºC (13ºF) and 60ºC (140ºF).
Traveling with your Fujitsu LifeBook
Do not transport your Fujitsu LifeBook while it is
turned on.
■
■
Do not check your Fujitsu LifeBook as baggage. Carry
it with you.
■
Always bring your System Recovery CD that came
with your Fujitsu LifeBook when you travel. If you
experience system software problems while
traveling, you may need it to correct any problems.
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■
■
Never put you Fujitsu LifeBook through a metal detector. Have your notebook hand-inspected by security
personnel. You can however, put your Fujitsu LifeBook
through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid
problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of
the machine and remove it as soon as possible or have
your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel.
Security officials may require you to turn your notebook On. Make sure you have a charged battery on
hand.
When traveling with the hard drive removed, wrap the
drive in a non-conducting materials (cloth or paper). If
you have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install
the drive if needed. Never put your hard drive through a
metal detector. Have your hard drive hand-inspected by
security personnel. You can however, put your hard
drive through a properly tuned X-ray machine.
Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling
overseas. Check the following diagram to determine
which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel agent.
BATTERIES
Caring for your Batteries
■ Always handle batteries carefully.
■
Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do
not touch both terminals with a metal object). Do not
carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they
may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects.
Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.
■
Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.
■
Recharge batteries only as described in this manual
and only in ventilated areas.
■
Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a
day or two. Intense heat can shorten battery life.
■
Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6
months without recharging it.
Increasing Battery Life
Power your Fujitsu LifeBook through the AC or
optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.
■
Outlet Type
Location
United States, Canada,
parts of Latin America,
Japan, Korea,
the Philippines, Taiwan
Russia and the Commonwealth
of Independent States (CIS),
most of Europe, parts of Latin
America, the Middle East, parts
of Africa, Hong Kong, India,
most of South Asia
Mexico, United Kingdom,
Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore,
parts of Africa
■
If your Fujitsu LifeBook is running on battery power
all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight to
recharge the battery.
■
Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.
■
Set the power management for maximum battery life.
■
Put your Fujitsu LifeBook in Suspend mode when it is
turned on and you are not actually using it.
■
Limit your DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM access.
■
Disable the Windows CD auto insert notification function.
■
Always use fully charged batteries.
■
Eject PCMCIA cards when not in use.
FLOPPY DISKS AND DRIVES
China, Australia,
New Zealand
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Caring for your Floppy Disks
■ Avoid using the floppy disks in damp and
dusty locations.
■
Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or
magnetic field.
■
Do not use a pencil or an eraser on a disk or
disk label.
Care and Maintenance
■
Avoid storing the floppy disks in extremely hot or cold
locations, or in locations subject to severe temperature
changes. Store at temperatures between 50º F (10ºC)
and 125ºF (52ºC).
■
Do not touch the exposed part of the disk
behind the metal shutter.
Caring for your Floppy Disk Drive
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.
■
■
■
■
■
■
Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in extremely hot or
cold locations, or in locations subject to severe temperature changes. Store at temperatures between 50º F
(10ºC) and 125ºF (52ºC).
Keep the floppy disk drive out of direct sunlight and
away from heating equipment.
Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in locations subject
to shock and vibration.
Never use the floppy disk drive with any liquid, metal,
or other foreign matter inside the floppy disk
drive or disk.
Never disassemble or dismantle your floppy disk drive.
DVDs AND CDs
Caring for your DVDs and CDs
DVDs and CDs are precision devices and will function
reliably if given reasonable care.
■
Always store your DVD/CDs in its case when it
is not in use.
■
Always handle DVD/CDs by the edges and avoid
touching the surface.
■
Avoid storing any DVD/CDs in extreme temperatures.
■
Do not bend DVD/CDs or set heavy objects on them.
■
Do not spill liquids on DVD/CDs.
■
Do not scratch DVD/CDs.
■
Do not put a label on DVD/CDs.
■
Do not get dust on DVD/CDs.
■
Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen
or pencil. Always use a felt pen.
■
If a DVD/CD 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 DVD/CDs.
■
If a DVD/CD is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or
wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth starting from
the inner edge and wiping to the outer edge.
Caring for your DVD, CD-RW, or CD-ROM Drive
Your DVD, CD-RW, or CD-ROM drive is durable but
you must treat it with care. Please pay attention to the
following points:
■
The drive rotates the compact disk at a 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 where it will be
exposed to extreme temperatures.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive where it is
damp or dusty.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or
devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be
subjected to shock or vibration.
■
Do not disassemble or dismantle the DVD, CD-RW, or
CD-ROM drive.
PC CARDS
Caring for your PC Cards
PC Cards are durable, but you must treat them with
care. The documentation supplied with your PC Card
will provide specific information, but you should
pay attention to the following points:
■
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.
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Specifications
Section Seven
Specifications
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Microprocessor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Mass Storage Device Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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Specifications
Specifications
CONFIGURATION LABEL
Your Fujitsu LifeBook contains a configuration label
located on the bottom of your notebook. (See figure 2-7
on page 16 for location) This label contains specific information regarding the options you’ve chosen for your
notebook. Following is an example label and information
on how to read your own configuration label.
This section provides the hardware and environmental
specifications for your Fujitsu LifeBook. Specifications
of particular configurations will vary.
Part Number
Model
Processor
Configuration ID
Hard Drive
Memory
Screen Size
Device
Operating System
Figure 7-16 Configuration Label
Models #
C-6557
C-6537
C-6177
C-4235
Processor
500 MHz
500 MHz
650 MHz
Celeron
Pentium III with
Pentium III with
SpeedStep Technology SpeedStep Technology
450 MHz
AMD K6-2
Display
14.1" XGA TFT
14.1" XGA TFT
14.1" XGA TFT
12.1" SVGA TFT
Memory
128MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
Hard Drive
12GB
9GB
6GB
6GB
DVD/CD
Built-in DVD
Built-in DVD
Built-in CD-ROM
Built-in CD-ROM
Floppy Disk
Drive
Built-in Floppy
Disk Drive
Built-in Floppy
Disk Drive
Built-in Floppy
Disk Drive
Built-in Floppy
Disk Drive
Modem
56K* V.90 support
56K* V.90 support
56K* V.90 support
56K* V.90 support
Wireless IR
Mouse
Included
Optional
Optional
Not supported
Note: For a detailed list of options available for your LifeBook, visit the Fujitsu web site at: www.fujitsu-pc.com
or call FPCDIRECT (1-877-372-3473).
* Actual speeds over U.S. telephone lines vary and are less than 56Kbps due to the current FCC regulations and line
conditions. The internal modems on all Fujitsu notebooks from Fujitsu PC Corporation are only qualified for use
with telephone systems inside the United States and Canada and may not operate in other countries.
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MICROPROCESSOR
MASS STORAGE DEVICE OPTIONS
Latest high-speed Intel/AMD Mobile PCI bus architecture and CardBus architecture.
Floppy Disk Drive
Built-in 3. 5" Floppy Disk Drive, which accommodates
1.44MB or 720KB floppy disks.
MEMORY
System Memory
64MB, expandable up to 192MB SDRAM.
Hard Drive
2.5" fixed hard drive.
Cache Memory
On-die L2 or AMD external cache.
One of the following built-in devices:
CD-ROM Drive
24x maximum, 5" CD-ROM drive.
BIOS Memory
512KB Flash ROM.
256 Bytes CMOS RAM with back-up battery.
DVD Drive
6x, 5" DVD drive.
VIDEO
CD-RW Drive
4x CD-R.
4x CD-RW.
20x maximum CD.
Built-in color flat-panel TFT active matrix LCD display
with simultaneous display capability.
Video Color and Resolution
14.1" XGA TFT
■
Internal: 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
■
External: 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 64K colors.
Simultaneous Video = Yes (1024 x 768, 64K colors
max) XGA, SVGA and VGA compatible.
12.1" TFT SVGA
Internal: 800 x 600 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
■ External: 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, 256 colors.
Simultaneous Video = Yes (1024 x 768, 64k colors
max) XGA, SVGA and VGA compatible.
■
Video RAM
4MB or 2.5MB Embedded SDRAM.
Video
Zoomed Video support via PC Card Slot 1.
AUDIO
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
SoundBlaster Pro-compatible 32-bit stereo PCM/FM
sound chip.
Spatializer 3D-Stereo multiple speaker effect support.
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.
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FEATURES
Integrated Pointing Device
ErgoTrac pointing device.
Communications
Modem: Internal V.90 standard 56K* fax/modem
(ITU V.90, 56K data, 14.4K fax.)
* Actual speeds over U.S. telephone lines vary and are
less than 56Kbps due to the current FCC regulations
and line conditions. The internal modems on all
Fujitsu notebooks from Fujitsu PC Corporation are
only qualified for use with telephone systems inside the
United States and Canada and may not operate in other
countries.
LifeBook Application Panel
Application Launcher and Audio CD Player
Theft Prevention Lock
Lock slot for use with physical restraining security
systems. The locking system by Kensington is
recommended.
Pre-Installed Software
■ Microsoft Windows 98
■ Microsoft Internet Explorer
■ Microsoft Press Interactive Training for Windows
■ Microsoft Works
■
Quicken 2000
■
LapLink Professional by Traveling Software
■ PC-Doctor by Watergate Software, Inc.
Specifications
■
■
■
■
■
■
PMSet 98 by Fujitsu Limited.
McAfee VirusScan by Network Associates, Inc.
Adobe Acrobat Reader by Adobe Systems, Inc.
Netscape Communicator
DVD Player (units with DVD drive)
LifeBook Application Panel
DEVICE PORTS
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Combination PC Card slot for one Type III/two Type
II cards: 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 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 modem (RJ-11) connector.
One stereo headphone jack. (See Audio specifications)
One mono microphone jack. (See Audio specifications)
One stereo line-in jack. (See Audio specifications)
KEYBOARD
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.
■ Three Windows keys: two Start keys and one
application key
■ Key pitch: 19 mm.
■ Key stroke: 3 mm.
■
Built-in ErgoTrac pointing device with
left and right buttons.
■ Built-in Palm Rest.
External Keyboard Support
PS/2 compatible.
External Mouse Support
PS/2 compatible.
POWER
Batteries
One 9-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 10.8V,
3600 mAh.
Bridge Battery
Your Fujitsu LifeBook comes equipped with a bridge
battery. A bridge battery allows a charged Lithium ion
battery to be replaced without shutting down the system.
The bridge battery capacity is not large and can vary
with the condition or your notebook, so you will have
3 minutes at the most to make the change.
AC Adapter
Autosensing 100-240V AC, 53W, supplying 16V DC to
the notebook, Fujitsu Model FPCAC08 which includes
an AC cable.
Power Management
Conforms to APM (Advanced Power Management).
Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
9 kV.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Dimensions
12.13" x 11.12" x 1.75" (Performance Models).
12.13" x 11.12" x 1.91" (Value Models).
Weights
Approximately 6.9 lbs – 7.5 lbs.
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.
External Numeric Keypad Support
PS/2 compatible.
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Section Eight
Glossary
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Glossary
Glossary
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.
APM
Advanced Power Management.
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 program and set of
default parameters stored in ROM which tests and
operates your notebook 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 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.
CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface
which offers performance similar to the 32-bit
PCI architecture.
CD-ROM
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.
CMOS RAM
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.
COMM Port
Abbreviation for communication port. This is your
serial interface connection.
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
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.
Bus
An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU
and the sub-assemblies inside your notebook.
DC
Direct current. A voltage or current that does not
fluctuate periodically with time.
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
Default Value
A pre programmed value to be used if you fail to
set your own.
Cache Memory
A block of memory built into the micro-processor which
is much faster to access than your system RAM and used
in specially structured ways to make your overall data
handling time faster.
DIMM
Dual-in-line memory module.
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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
Direct Memory Access. Special circuitry for memory
to memory transfers of data which do not require
CPU action.
DMI
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.
FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which
is highly flexible.
GB
Gigabyte.
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 notebook
in electronic form.
I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits for data
entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.
DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk
Operating System).
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface
for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive unit.
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.
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light
spectrum which is invisible to humans.
ECP
Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high
speed data communication and interconnection
between electronic devices.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization which
produces standards for communication using infrared
as the carrier.
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.
IRQ
Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal
to the CPU that an external event has occurred which
needs to be processed.
Extended Memory
All memory more than the 640KB recognized by
MS-DOS as system memory.
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IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
KB
Kilobyte.
Glossary
LAN
Local Area Network. An interconnection of computers
and peripherals within a single limited geographic
location which can pass programs and data amongst
themselves.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which makes
images by controlling the orientation of crystals in a
crystalline liquid.
Lithium ion Battery
A type of rechargeable battery which has a high powertime life for its size and is not subject to the memory
effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.
LPT Port
Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel
interface ports because historically line printers were
the first and latter the most common device connected
to parallel ports.
MB
Megabyte.
Megahertz
1,000,000 cycles per second.
Memory
A repository for data and applications which is readily
accessible to your notebook CPU.
MHz
Megahertz.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard
communication protocol for exchange of information
between computers and sound producers such
as synthesizers.
Modem
A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The
equipment which connects a computer or other data
terminal to a communication line.
Monaural
A system using one channel to process sound
from all sources.
MPU-401
A standard for MIDI interfaces and connectors.
NTSC
National TV Standards Commission. The standard for
TV broadcast and reception for the USA.
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.
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.
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
notebook. 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.
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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 monitors.
RAM
Random Access Memory. A hardware component of
your notebook that holds binary information (both
program and data) as long as it has the proper power
applied to 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.
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 notebook this
refers to returning to active operation after having been
in one of the suspension states.
ROM
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 notebook
and does not require power to maintain it.
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.
SMART
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
(SMART) is an emerging technology that provides nearterm failure predictions for hard drives. When SMART is
enabled the hard drive monitors pre-determined drive
attributes that are susceptible to degradation over time.
If a failure is likely to occur, SMART makes a status
report available so that the LifeBook can prompt the
user to back up the data on the drive. Naturally not all
failures are predictable. SMART predictability is limited
to those attributes which the drive can self-monitor. In
those cases where SMART can give advance warning, a
considerable amount of precious data can be saved.
SRAM
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 notebook this is an LCD
screen just above the keyboard.
Stereo (audio)
A system using two channels to process sound from two
different sources.
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
Stroke (keyboard)
The amount of travel of a key when it is pressed from
resting to fully depressed.
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.
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.
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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.
WFM
Wired for Management is Intel’s broad-based initiative
to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of business
computing without sacrificing power and flexibility.
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 100MB 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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Index
Index
A
COMM Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
AC
adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 95
plug adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Application
See Pre-installed Software
D
Auto Insert Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 53
disabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Auto/Airline Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 95
Cursor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
DC Output Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
DC Power Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
DIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
conserving power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
faulty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
increasing life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
lithium ion battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 97
low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 72
recharging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
shorted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
suspend mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Built-in Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
C
Cache Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
CD-ROM
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Disk
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
ejecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
initializing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
preparing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
write protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73, 74
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Drivers and Application CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
DVD Player Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
using . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
DVD Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
un-installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
using . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
DVD/CD-ROM
access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
LifeBook C Series
drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
player software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
tray release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50
51
50
51
77
52
E
Emergency Recovery CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
ErgoTrac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 23
controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
pointers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Extended Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
External Monitor Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
F
Floppy Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 67
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Fujitsu LifeBook
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
traveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Function Key
F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21
21
21
21
21
H
Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
K
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 68
cursor keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
windows keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
L
LifeBook Application Panel
CD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
configuring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 27
LCD display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
selector switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
M
Memory
capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
upgrade module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Modem Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Modem Result Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Mouse
See ErgoTrac and/or Touchpad
N
Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Hard Disk Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
P
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Parallel Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59, 69, 97
I
PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Idle Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
PC Cards
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Infrared Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
IrDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Pointing Device
Index
ErgoTrac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
U
POST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Universal Serial Bus Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Power
AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Auto/Airline adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 71
management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60, 69
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 40
Power On Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
restoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
30
30
78
30
PS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
PS/2 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
R
Recovery CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37
Restarting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
RJ-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
S
Save-to-Disk Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 38
SDRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59, 69, 98
Shut Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Software
See Pre-installed Software
Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Stereo Line-in Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Suspend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Suspend Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 72
T
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
W
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36, 37
certificate of authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
end user license agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
product key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Windows keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Application key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Start keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Wireless Infrared Mouse Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
User’s Guide
C Series User’s Guide
C
SERIES
Advanced Multimedia. Discriminating Style.
Fujitsu PC Corporation
5200 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054
Fujitisu and the Fujitisu logo are registered trademarks
and LifeBook is trademark of Fujitisu Ltd. ErogTrac is a
trademark of Fujitisu PC Corporation. All other trademarks
mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. ©2000 Fujitisu PC Corporation. All rights reserved.
CUG.0100
FPC58-0365-01
Spring 2000
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call 1-877-FPCDIRECT
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