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according to FCC Part 15
Responsible Party Name: Fujitsu PC Corporation
Address: 598 Gibraltar Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Telephone: (408) 935-8800
Declares that product: Model: LifeBook C352
LifeBook C360.
For general information, please call:
1-888-4-ON-THE-GO.
For Technical Support, please call:
1-800-8-FUJITSU.
Complies with Part 15
of the FCC Rules.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operations is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device must not be allowed to cause harmful
interference, (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
David Woo
 
Fujitsu

4/11/99
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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
The LifeBook™ C Series notebook computers are
supplied with an internal modem which complies
with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On this notebook is
a label that contains the FCC Registration Number
and the Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this
equipment among other information. If requested,
the user must provide their telephone company with
the following information:
1. The telephone number to which the notebook
is connected.
2. The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for
this equipment.
3. That the equipment requires a standard modular
jack type USOC RJ-11C which is FCC
Part 68 compliant.
4. The FCC Registration Number.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the
telephone network or premises wiring using a standard
modular jack type USOC RJ-11C which is FCC Part 68
compliant and a line cord between the modem and the
telephone network with a minimum of 26AWG.
The REN is used to determine the number of devices
that you may connect to your telephone line and still
have all of those devices ring when your number is
called. Too many devices on one line may result in
failure to ring in response to an incoming call. In
most, but not all, areas the sum of the RENs of all of
the devices should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain
of the number of devices you may connect to your
line, as determined by the RENs, contact your local
telephone company.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, your telephone company may discontinue your
service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you
in advance. If advance notice is not practical they will
notify you as soon as possible. You will also be advised
of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
This fax modem also complies with fax branding
requirements per FCC Part 68.
Your telephone company will probably ask you to disconnect this equipment from the telephone network
until the problem is corrected and you are sure that
the equipment is not malfunctioning. This equipment
may not be used on coin service telephones provided
by your telephone company. Connection to party lines
is subject to state tariffs. Contact your state’s public
utility commission, public service commission or
corporation commission for more information.
This equipment includes automatic dialing capability.
When programming and/or making test calls to
emergency numbers:
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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.
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 Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes
les exigence du Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur
du Canada.
Notice to Users of the Canadian
Telephone Network
The Canadian Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the
equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements.
The Department does not guarantee the equipment
will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
The LifeBook C Series notebook computers are
supplied with an internal modem which complies
with the Industry Canada certification standards for
telecommunication network protection and safety
requirements. Before connecting this equipment to
a telephone line the user should ensure that it is permissible to connect this equipment to the local telecommunication facilities. The user should be aware
that compliance with the certification standards does
not prevent service degradation in some situations.
Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be
made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility. Any
repairs or alterations not expressly approved by Fujitsu™
PC Corporation or any equipment failures may give the
telecommunication company cause to request the user to
disconnect the equipment from the telephone line.
The connecting arrangement code for this equipment
is CA11A.
The Load Number is 1.3.
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.
CAUT ION
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 LifeBook C 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.
Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications
doivent être effectuées par un service de maintenance
agréé au Canada. Toute réparation ou modification, qui
n’est pas expressément approuvée par Fujitsu PC Corp.,
ou toute défaillance de l’équipement peut entraîner
la compagnie de télécommunications à exiger que
l’utilisateur déconnecte l’équipement de la ligne
téléphonique.
Le code d’arrangement de connexion de cet
équipement est CA11A.
Le numéro de charge est 1.3.
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.
AVERTISSEMENT
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.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if CMOS battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instruction.
WARNING: CMOS and NiCAD batteries may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
Table of Contents
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STARTING YOUR LIFEBOOK C SERIES
FOR THE FIRST TIME
SECTION ONE
SETTING UP YOUR LIFEBOOK
C SERIES FROM FUJITSU
Unpacking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview of LifeBook C Series Features .
Component Identification . . . . . . . .
Top and Front Components . . . . . . .
Left-side Panel Components . . . . . . .
Right-side Panel Components . . . . . .
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . .
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . .
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Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting your LifeBook for the First Time
Registering your LifeBook . . . . . . . .
Learning About Your Operating System
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SECTION FOUR
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Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying the Drives . . . . . . . . .
BIOS Setup Utility. . . . . . . . . . .
Navigating Through the Setup Utility
Main Menu – Setting Standard
System Parameters. . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Menu – Setting Device
Feature Controls. . . . . . . . . . .
Security Menu – Setting the
Security Features . . . . . . . . . .
USING YOUR LIFEBOOK C SERIES
FROM FUJITSU
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SECTION THREE
Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . .
Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . .
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Integrated ErgoTrac Pointing Device .
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . .
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Floppy Disk Drive . . .
CD-ROM Drive . . . .
Hard Drive . . . . . . .
Internal Modem . . . .
Power Management . .
Data Security . . . . .
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CONFIGURING YOUR LIFEBOOK
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LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
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Power Menu – Setting Power
Management Feature Controls . . . . . . . 85
Boot Menu – Selecting the
Operating System Source . . . . . . . . . . 93
Info Menu – Displaying Basic
System Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Exit Menu – Leaving the Setup Utility . . . . 99
Setting Up Your Save-To-Disk
File Allocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
SECTION FIVE
USER INSTALLABLE FEATURES
Lithium ion Battery . .
PC Cards . . . . . . . .
Parallel Port Devices . .
Serial Port Devices . . .
USB Devices . . . . . .
Microphone . . . . . .
Stereo Line In Devices .
Headphones . . . . . .
Telephone Lines . . . .
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Mouse, Keyboard, or Keypad
External Monitor . . . . . . .
Theft Prevention Lock . . . .
Memory Upgrade Module . .
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APPENDIX A SPECIFICATIONS
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LifeBook C Series Specifications
Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Popular Accessories . . . . . . .
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SECTION SIX
TROUBLESHOOTING
Identifying the Problem . . . .
Specific Problems . . . . . . .
Power On Self Test Messages .
Emergency CD-ROM
Tray Release . . . . . . . . .
Modem Setup and Commands
Recovery CD-ROM . . . . . .
APPENDIX B GLOSSARY
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Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
INDEX
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
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SECTION SEVEN
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Caring for Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . 146
Increasing Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Caring for Your Batteries . . . . . . . . . . 147
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P r e f a c e
LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
P r e f a c e
PREFACE
CONVENTIONS USED IN THE GUIDE
The LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu PC
Corporation is a powerful notebook computer.
It is powered by an Intel Pentium® II or Celeron
microprocessor, has an XGA or SVGA color
TFT display, a built-in floppy drive, a CD-ROM
drive and an internal 56K modem with v.90
support. The LifeBook C Series brings the
computing power of desktop personal computers (PCs) to a portable environment.
Screen examples in this manual are intended as
examples only, and screen and file names may
differ in actual use.
This manual explains how to operate your
LifeBook C Series’ hardware and built-in
system software. The LifeBook C Series is
compatible with the IBM® PC AT. It comes
with Windows 98 pre-installed.
A LifeBook C Series notebook has a powerful
interface that enables it to support a variety of
optional features and software. (Figure P-1.)
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Messages displayed by the LifeBook C Series
appear in Courier type.
Example: Shutdown the computer?
Keyboard keys are shown in boldface
Helvetica type.
Example: Fn, F1, Esc, and Ctrl.
Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text.
Example: (See page xx.)
POINT
The point icon highlights information
that will enhance your understanding
of the subject material.
CAUTION
The caution icon highlights information
that is important for your safety, the
safe operation of your computer, or the
integrity of your files. Please read all
caution information carefully.
LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
Figure P-1 LifeBook C Series
with Samples of Fujitsu and
Third Party Options and Accessories
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S e c t i o n
Setting Up Your LifeBook C Series
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Overview of LifeBook C Series Features . . . . 3
Component Identification . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . 6
Left-side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . 7
Right-side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . 7
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
O n e
S e c t i o n
O n e
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AC adapter with AC power cord (located in
the Accessories box). (Figure 1-2.)
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Phone/ Modem(RJ-11) telephone cable
(located in the Accessories box).
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Getting Started Guide.
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Accessories Catalog.
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User’s Guide.
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Microsoft Windows 98 Guide.
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Microsoft Works Guide.
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International Limited Warranty Brochure.
For a standard configuration you should have:
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Recovery CD-ROM
(located in the Accessories box).
LifeBook C Series notebook from Fujitsu.
(Figure 1-1.)
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Additional documentation.
Section One
SETTING UP YOUR LIFEBOOK
C SERIES FROM FUJITSU
This section describes how to set up your
LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu. 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.
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Product Registration card.
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Lithium ion battery. (Already installed
in the battery bay of your notebook.)
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Once you have checked and confirmed that
your notebook system is complete, read through
the following pages to learn about all of your
LifeBook’s components.
Figure 1-1 LifeBook C Series Notebook
Figure 1-2 AC Adapter Unit
LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
S e t t i n g U p Yo u r L i f e B o o k C S e r i e s
The LifeBook C Series is a compact, yet
powerful notebook computer available with
standard features including: (See Appendix A,
pages 150–153, for detailed information on
individual models.)
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333MHz Intel Pentium II processor (C360)
or 333MHz Intel Celeron processor (C352).
64MB SDRAM standard, expandable to
128MB(C360) or 32MB SDRAM standard,
expandable to 96MB(C352).
13.3" XGA TFT color display(C360), or
12.1" SVGA TFT color display(C352).
2MB video RAM.
Built-in 4.3 GB hard drive.
Lithium ion battery.
Internal 56K fax/data/voice modem
with v.90 support.
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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 33600bpd at upload.
CAUTION
The internal modem is not intended for
use with Digital PBX systems. Do not
connect the internal modem to a digital
PBX as it may cause serious damage to
the internal modem or your entire notebook. Consult your PBX manufacturer’s
documentation for details. Some hotels
have Digital PBX systems. Be sure to find
out BEFORE you connect your modem.
Full audio and video features:
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16-bit SoundBlaster Pro-compatible
sound chip.
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Zoomed Video support for full motion
video acceleration.
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Built-in stereo speakers.
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Built-in mono microphone.
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Stereo line in jack.
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Stereo headphone jack.
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Microphone jack.
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OVERVIEW OF LIFEBOOK
C SERIES FEATURES
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Combination PC card slot accommodates
2 Type II or 1 Type III Cards.
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Integrated ErgoTrac™ pointing device for
superb cursor control and comfort.
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External monitor support with simultaneous
display capabilities.
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Full-size keyboard with three dedicated
Windows keys.
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Hot swappable PS/2 port for
external components.
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USB device support.
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Standard pre-installed software:
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Standard user install software:
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AOL Free Trial.
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Microsoft Windows 98 operating system.
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CompuServe.™
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LapLink for file transfers.
(Cable not provided.)
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AT&T WorldNet.™
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Prodigy Internet
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Netscape® Communicator.
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Microsoft Works for business applications
including word processing, spreadsheets
and databases.
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Quicken Basic 99 for money management.
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PC-Doctor for system diagnostics.
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PMSet 98 for system power management.
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McAfee VirusScan for virus protection.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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ESS AudioRack™ for playback of Audio CD
and other Audio Controls.
POINT
Windows 98 comes pre-installed with
Internet Explorer 4.01.
POINT
This unit does not come pre-installed
with the Windows 95 or Windows NT
operating systems. Windows 98 is the
only operating system supported on
your notebook.
LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
S e t t i n g U p Yo u r L i f e B o o k C S e r i e s
For detailed specifications refer to
Appendix A on pages 150–153.
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COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
Display Panel Latch
Display Panel
Closed Cover Switch
Status Indicator Panel
Left Speaker
Brightness Control
Keyboard
Power and Suspend/Resume Button
ErgoTrac Pointing Device
Right Speaker
Floppy Disk Drive
CD-ROM Drive
Built-in Microphone
Figure 1-3 LifeBook C352 with Display Open
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O n e
TOP AND FRONT COMPONENTS
Display Panel Latch
This latch locks and releases the display panel.
When the display panel is released it pops up
slightly to make it easier to open. (Figure 1-3.)
Display Panel
This is a color LCD panel with back lighting for
the display of text and graphics. (Figure 1-3.)
Brightness Control
The brightness control adjusts the overall
intensity of the display panel back lighting.
(Figure 1-3.)
Built-in Microphone
The built-in microphone allows mono audio
input to your notebook. (Figure 1-3.)
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Status Indicator Panel
An LCD display of the status of the power state
and source, Suspend mode, battery charge,
floppy disk drive activity, hard drive activity,
CD-ROM drive activity, PC Card activity,
CapsLock, NumLk and Scr Lk. (Figure 1-3.)
Power and Suspend/Resume Button
The Power button allows you to power on your
notebook, suspend notebook activity without
powering off, resume your notebook from
suspend mode, and power off your notebook.
This multi-function button acts as both the
suspend/resume control and the power switch.
(See page 20 for more information on the
power button.) (Figure 1-3.)
Left and Right Speakers
The built-in dual speakers output
stereo sound from the notebook.
(Figure 1-3.)
Closed Cover Switch
The closed cover switch turns off the LCD
back lighting when the display panel is closed,
thus saving power. To change the functionality
of this switch, adjust the settings in the
Advanced Features submenu of the Power
menu in the BIOS Setup Utility.
(See pages 91-92.) (Figure 1-3.)
Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows
keys for input into the notebook.
(Figure 1-3.)
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CD-ROM drive
A 24x maximum CD-ROM drive.
(Figure 1-3.)
Stereo Line
In Jack
Microphone
Headphone Jack
Jack
Floppy
Disk Drive
PS/2
Port
Volume Control
Figure 1-5 LifeBook C Series Right-side Panel
LEFT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
PC Card Eject Buttons
PC Card Lock
PC Card Slots
Figure 1-4 LifeBook C Series Left-side Panel
PC Card Slots
The PC Card Slots allow you to install two Type
II PC Cards or one Type III PC Card. (See pages
108-110 for more information on PC Cards.)
The button to the left of the card slots locks
the card(s) in place, and the buttons to the right
of the slots eject the card(s) from the slots.
(Figure 1-4.)
RIGHT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
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ErgoTrac Pointing Device
The integrated ErgoTrac pointing device is
composed of a short, comfortable, dish-shaped
finger mouse and two buttons. Its button-like
shape is both responsive and comfortable for
your finger when rocked gently. (Figure 1-3.)
Volume Control
The volume control is a knob which provides
manual control of the sound level of all audio
output from your notebook. (Figure 1-5.)
Headphone Jack
You can connect headphones or powered
external speakers to the headphone jack.
(Figure 1-5.)
Stereo Line In Jack
The stereo line in jack allows you to connect an
external audio source to your notebook, like an
audio cassette player. This jack will not support
an external microphone. (Figure 1-5.)
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Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an
external mono microphone. (Figure 1-5.)
Reset Button
Parallel Port
Serial Port
Floppy Disk Drive
The floppy disk drive provides removable data
storage. (Figure 1-5.)
PS/2 Port
The port allows you to connect an external
PS/2 keyboard, mouse, or numeric keypad.
(Figure 1-5.)
Cooling Fan
External
Monitor Port
DC Power Jack
Modem(RJ-11) Jack
CAUTION
There are also software volume controls.
The knob setting and the software settings
will interact. Be sure to check both the
software volume control and the knob on
your notebook if you are experiencing
problems. (See Volume Control on page
33 for more information.)
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USB Port
Anti-theft
Lock Slot
Figure 1-6 LifeBook C Series Rear Panel
REAR PANEL COMPONENTS
Reset Button
The Reset button is for restarting your notebook in the event that your operating system
has halted and cannot be restarted by the
CTRL+ALT+DEL keys. (Figure 1-6.)
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the
AC adapter or the optional auto/airline adapter
to power the notebook and charge the internal
Lithium ion Battery. (Figure 1-6.)
CAUTION
The internal modem is not intended for
use with Digital PBX systems. Do not
connect the internal modem to a digital
PBX as it may cause serious damage to
the internal modem or your entire notebook. Consult your PBX manufacturer’s
documentation for details. Some hotels
have Digital PBX systems. Be sure to find
out BEFORE you connect your modem.
Parallel Port
The parallel port allows you to connect
parallel devices, such as a parallel printer to
your notebook. (This is also sometimes
referred to as an LPT port.) (Figure 1-6.)
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Serial Port
The serial port allows you to connect serial
RS-232C devices, such as serial printers or
serial scanners. (This is also sometimes
referred to as a COM port.) (Figure 1-6.)
External Monitor Port
This port allows you to connect an external
VGA or SVGA CRT monitor. (Figure 1-6.)
USB Port
The USB port allows you to connect Universal
Serial Bus devices, such as external game pads,
pointing devices, keyboards and speakers.
(Figure 1-6.)
Modem(RJ-11) Jack
This is the jack for attaching a telephone line to
the internal modem. (Figure 1-6.)
BOTTOM COMPONENTS
Main Unit and Configuration Label
This 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 so that he or she can help you. It identifies the exact version of various components
of your notebook. (Figure 1-7.)
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 1-7.)
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Main Unit and
Configuration Label
Lithium ion
Battery Bay
Figure 1-7 LifeBook C Series Bottom View
Anti-theft Lock Slot
This is a slot that allows you to attach a optional physical lock down device. (Figure 1-6.)
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Starting Your LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Starting your LifeBook for the First Time . . . 13
Registering your LifeBook . . . . . . . . . . 16
Learning About Your Operating System
and Application Software. . . . . . . . . . 17
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SECTION TWO
To Switch From AC Adapter Power
To Battery Power
STARTING YOUR LIFEBOOK C SERIES
FROM FUJITSU
1. Be sure that you have a charged or partially
charged battery installed.
This section describes the initial power on and
setup of your notebook. It provides information on power sources, powering on, shutting
down, initial software setup and the registration
of your LifeBook C Series.
2. Remove the AC or auto/airline adapter
from the DC Power jack.
Figure 2-1 Connecting the AC Adapter
POWER SOURCES
Your notebook has three possible power
sources: the internal Lithium ion battery; the
AC adapter; or an optional auto/airline adapter.
Connecting the Power Adapters
The AC adapter or an optional auto/airline
adapter provides power for operating your
notebook and charging the battery.
(Figure 1-2.)
To Connect the AC Adapter
1.
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Plug the DC Output cable of the AC
adapter into the DC Power jack on the
rear panel of your notebook. (Figure 2-1.)
2.
Plug the AC adapter into an AC
electrical outlet.
To Connect the Optional Auto/airline Adapter
1.
Plug the DC Output cable into the DC
Power jack on the rear panel of
your notebook.
2.
Plug the auto/airline adapter plug into the
cigarette lighter or accessory plug of a car
or other vehicle with the ignition key in the
On or the Accessories position or into the
DC Power jack on an airplane seat.
CAUTION
The internal Lithium ion battery is not
charged when you purchase your notebook. Initially you will need to connect the
AC adapter or the auto/airline adapter to
use it. If you purchase a second Lithium ion
battery it will not be charged when you get
it. You will need to charge it prior to use. It
can take up to three (3) hours to charge
the battery if your notebook is turned off
or is in Suspend mode. If your notebook is
in use it can take up to nine (9) hours or
more to charge a battery.
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DISPLAY PANEL
Opening the Display Panel
Lifting the latch releases the top of the display
panel from the front of the notebook body.
When the display panel is released it pops up
slightly to make it easier to open. Lift the display panel backward until the screen is at a
comfortable viewing angle. (Figure 2-2.)
Your
LifeBook
C
Series
POINT
The higher the brightness level, the more
power the notebook will consume and
the faster your battery will discharge. For
maximum battery life, make sure that the
brightness is set as low as possible.
STARTING YOUR LIFEBOOK
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Power On
The Power Button is located above your keyboard to the right of the Status Indicator Panel.
This button is always used to Power On your
notebook from its Off state. Once you have
connected your AC adapter or have charged
your internal Lithium ion Battery, you can press
this button to Power On your notebook.
CAUTION
Figure 2-2 Opening the Display Panel
When you turn on your notebook be
sure you have a power source. This
means that the internal Lithium ion
Battery is installed and charged, or that
the AC adapter or the auto/airline
adapter is connected and has power.
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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 powered On, your notebook carries out a
Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal parts and configuration. If a fault is found a
short series of beeps will sound and/or an error
message will be displayed. (See Troubleshooting
on pages 138-140.) Depending on the nature of
the problem you may be able to continue by
starting the operating system or by entering
the setup utility and revising the settings.
After satisfactory completion of the Power On
Self Test (POST) your notebook will load your
operating system. (See Boot Menu on pages 87-90
to see which kind of disk will be the source.)
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Figure 2-3 Power On
Booting the System
We strongly recommend that you not attach
any other external devices and do not put any
CD or floppy disk in your drives until you have
gone through the initial power on sequence.
When you turn on your notebook for the first
time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen.
If you do nothing the system will read the hard
drive for the operating system software, flash
the notebook configuration information on the
screen, and then the Windows 98 Setup Wizard
Screen will appear. You will then be stepped
through the condition of use process. You must
complete this initial process before you will be
able to use your notebook. (If you wish to
access the BIOS setup utility before you go
through the condition of use process you must
press the F2 key while the Fujitsu logo is still
visible. If you press the Esc key while the
Fujitsu logo is still present you will get a dialog
box which will allow you to select which drive
is to be used for finding the operating system.)
If you turn off the power without using the on
screen Cancel button you will get an error
message when you start your notebook again.
Condition of Use Process
The first time you start your notebook you
must confirm your acceptance of the copyright
limitations for your pre-installed software.
After you complete the Condition of Use
process these screens will not appear again.
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You cannot use your notebook until this
Condition of Use process is completed. The
bottom of each screen has a <Back button, a
Next> Button and a Cancel button which
are activated by the integrated ErgoTrac cursor
control and button click. The <Back button
will return you to the previous screen. The
Next> button activates any choices or
information you have entered and takes you on
to the next screen. The Cancel button allows
you to stop the setup process.
If you stop the process your notebook will
start up at the beginning of the Windows 98
Setup Wizard.
The screens you will be required to respond to
are described with the required action.
User Information
Fill in your name and your company name as
you want the software licensed. To step from the
name field to the company field press the Tab
key. When the information has been entered click
on the Next> button. You will not be allowed
to continue until you make an entry.
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LifeBook
C
Series
License Agreement
Read the license agreement carefully. You can
scroll through the text using the integrated
ErgoTrac or TouchPad pointing device to activate the scroll bar or use the up arrow Õ and
down arrow Ô keys to move up and down the
text one line at a time, or use the Page Up and
Page Down keys to move the text one screen at
a time. When you finish reading you must
accept or reject the terms of the agreement
and then click on the Next> button.
POINT
If you reject the terms of the license
agreement you will be asked to review
the license agreement for information on
returning Windows 98 or to shut down
your notebook.
Product Key
Look in the box that your notebook came in
and you will find a Windows 98 Certificate of
Authenticity shrink wrapped with the Windows
98 Users manual. On the certificate you will
find a bar-code with a number above it. This is
your product key and the number you should
enter on the Product Key screen. When you
have entered the number exactly as shown then
click on the Next> button.
Start Wizard
The Start Wizard screen will appear when you
have entered a valid product key. When you
click on the Finish button the display will flash
various screens as the system identifies what
hardware is installed.
Time Zone
When your notebook has completely identified
all of the installed hardware, it will display a
dialog box for entering which time zone you
wish to set the clock to.
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Printer Setup
When the time zone setup is complete, a dialog
box will appear for selecting which printer is to
be attached to your notebook. You do not have
to select a printer at this time. If you do not
wish to select a printer, click on the Cancel
button. If you do wish to select a printer
click on the Next button and answer
the questions.
Welcome to Windows 98
When you boot into Windows 98 for the first
time, you will see a Welcome to Windows 98
dialog box with several options. Select the first
option, Register Now, to register your
LifeBook C Series notebook.
POINT
Windows 98 will briefly initialize a system
device before displaying the Windows
desktop for the first time.
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POINT
You will find a Emergency Recovery
CD-ROM packet in your accessories
box. 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 Restoring Your Preinstalled Software from the Recovery
CD-ROM on page 142.)
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?
By modem, fax, mail, telephone, or on the web.
With Windows 98, you can access the Softbank
E-Registration program by selecting the
Register Now option in the Welcome to
Windows 98 wizard menu. This menu appears
the first time you start Windows 98 after completing the Condition of Use process. To access
the Welcome to Windows 98 wizard anytime,
double-click on the Welcome to Windows 98
icon on your desktop.
You may also complete the pre-printed
registration form and either:
fax it to 1-949-450-9140
or mail it to:
Fujitsu PC Corporation
15355 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618-9520
or call: 1-800-8fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
You may also register on our website:
www.8fujitsu.com. You will need to be set up
with an Internet Service Provider(ISP) to use
this option.
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LEARNING ABOUT YOUR OPERATING
SYSTEM AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE
Tutorials
All operating systems and most software applications have tutorials built-in. We highly recommend that you step through the tutorial
before you use an application even if you
are familiar with the same application on
a different machine, an earlier version of
the application, or a similar product.
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LifeBook
C
Series
Manuals
In the accessories box you will find manuals
for Windows 98.
Software manuals of pre-installed software
are available online. See the help screens of your
pre-installed software. We recommend that you
review the on-line documentation for general
information on the use of these applications
and to get a basic understanding of what is
covered and how it is organized, should
questions arise as you use the applications.
Links to Fujitsu On-line
You can go directly to the Fujitsu Accessories
catalog for your notebook by clicking on the
LifeBook Accessories Website option from the
Windows Start menu. This will take you to the
Web site for Fujitsu Lifebook accessories.
You can also reach the Fujitsu Service and
Support Web site on-line by choosing the
Service & Support option in the Service and
Support folder in the Windows Start menu.
Alternately, you may call: 1-800-8fujitsu
(1-800-838-5487)
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Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Status Indicator Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Integrated ErgoTrac Pointing Device . . . . . 29
Using the Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Volume Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Floppy Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
CD-ROM Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Internal Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Data Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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you will need to press the power button once
quickly to enter suspend mode, in order to use
this method. This is similar to turning a power
switch to Off. This method is only recommended if you cannot restart your computer with the
CTRL + ALT + DEL keys.
SECTION THREE
USING YOUR LIFEBOOK C SERIES
FROM FUJITSU
This section describes the indicators, buttons,
connections, operating modes, and software of
your LifeBook C Series and their uses.
POWER BUTTON
The power button is located above the keyboard to the right of the Status Indicator Panel.
(See Figure 3-1.) It is used like a switch to turn
your notebook on and off. It also can suspend
and resume your notebook. (For more information on suspend and resume features see Power
Management pages 38-42.)
You can use the power button to turn on your
notebook, to resume from Standby or Save-toDisk mode, to place you notebook in Standby
or Save-to-Disk mode or to shut down and
power off. You can also turn off your notebook by choosing Shut Down from the
Windows 98 Start menu. (For the Power
On procedure see Section Two, page 13.)
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CAUTION
Figure 3-1 The Power Button
Power Off
Before turning off the power by choosing
Shut Down from the Windows 98 Start menu
or pressing the power button, check that the
Hard Drive, CD-ROM, PC Card and the Floppy
Disk Drive Access indicators are all Off. (See
Figure 3-3, page 22.) If you turn off the power
while accessing a disk or PC Card, there is a risk
of loss of data. To ensure that your notebook
shuts down without error, use the Windows 98
shut down procedure. You can also power Off
your notebook by pressing the power button
down for four seconds when you are in the suspend mode. If you are not in suspend mode,
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 Button. If files
are open when you power off, you will
lose any changes that have not been
saved, and may cause disk errors.
Shutting down your notebook from Windows
98 lets your notebook shut down operations,
and turn off the power in the proper sequence
to prevent errors. The sequence is:
1. Go to the Start button menu.
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Your
LifeBook
2. Click on Shut down.
1. Go to the Start button menu.
3. Verify that Shut down
is selected and click on Yes.
2. Click on Shut Down.
POINT
If you are going to store your notebook
for an extended period of time, take the
following precautions:
1. Remove any CD and/or floppy disk.
2. Shut down with Windows 98 to
power Off your notebook.
3. Close your notebook display panel.
4. Disconnect the AC adapter.
5. Remove the battery and store it
separately in a cool dry place.
C
Series
3. Click on Restart.
4. Verify that Restart is selected and click
on Yes.
Windows 98 will shutdown and restart
your notebook.
POINT
Reset Button
The Reset button is located on the rear panel to
the left of the DC Power jack. This hardware
reset button should only be used when your
notebook has locked up and you are unable to
restart the system using the standard procedure.
To use this reset button, take the tip of a pen or
a straightened paper clip, depress the button
and release it immediately. This will perform a
hard reset which is similar to powering off your
notebook and then powering it back on.
In Windows 98 pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Del
keys simultaneously triggers the Shut
Down submenu of the Start menu.
CAUTION
RESTARTING THE SYSTEM FROM
WINDOWS 98
When you are in Windows 98 and you wish
to restart your system, be sure that you follow
this procedure.
Turning off the power without exiting
Windows 98 may cause an error when
you start the next time. Turning the
power to On when it has been Off for
less than 10 seconds may also cause an
error when you start the next time.
Figure 3-2 Using the reset button
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STATUS INDICATOR PANEL
The Status Indicator panel is located in the
recess just above the keyboard. (Figure 3-3.)
The appropriate icon will appear to indicate
the activity of the corresponding component
in your notebook.
Power Indicator
Power
Battery
Charging
AC Adapter
Battery
Level
CD-ROM
Drive Access
Floppy Disk
Drive Access
PC
Card
Slot
Identifier
NumLk
Hard Drive Access
Scr Lk
CapsLock
PC Card
Access Indicator
Figure 3-3 Status Indicator Panel
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The Power indicator tells you when the system
is operational. It is on steady when there is
power to your notebook, and blinks when the
system is in Suspend mode. It goes off when
the system has entered Save-to-Disk mode or
has been powered down by Windows 98
or the Power Button.
AC Adapter Indicator
The AC Adapter indicator tells you whether the
system is operating on an AC or auto/airline
adapter, or the battery alone. The indicator is
On when either of the adapters is active and Off
when power comes from the battery alone.
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Battery Indicator
The battery indicator shows whether or not the
Lithium ion battery is installed, and indicates
it's condition. (Figure 3-3.)
A small arrow icon (Battery Charging indicator) appears to the left of the Battery Level
indicator and above the number (Battery identifier) if the battery is charging. The Battery
Charging indicator flashes if the battery is too
hot or too cold to charge. (Figure 3-3.) The
Battery Charging indicators operate whether
the notebook is Off or On.
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C
Series
CAUTION
A shorted battery is damaged and must
be replaced. (See Figure 3-4.)
76%–100%
51%–75%
26%–50%
CAUTION
Turning off the power or using the
Suspend/Resume button when any of
the Access indicators are On may cause
loss of data and/or system errors.
CAUTION
Batteries subjected to shocks, vibration
temperatures or extreme temperatures
can be permanently damaged.
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If a battery is charging, the Power Adapter
indicator is active regardless of whether your
notebook is On or Off. If there is no battery
charging, and your notebook is powered Off,
then the AC Adapter indicator and the Battery
indicators will all be Off.
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11%–25%
Low Warning <11%
Critical Low or
Dead Battery
76%–100% Charging
Shorted Battery
Figure 3-4 Battery Level Indicator
The symbols inside the battery outline of the
Battery Level indicator show the power level,
and condition of that battery. (Figure 3-4.)
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CD-ROM Drive Access Indicator
The CD-ROM Access indicator tells you that
the CD-ROM drive is being accessed. The
CD-ROM Access indicator will flash when
the software tries to access a CD even if no
CD is inserted.
POINT
The Windows 98 CD automatic insertion
function will periodically check for a
CD inserted in the drive, causing the
CD-ROM Access indicator to flash. The
CD automatic insertion function allows
your system to automatically start a CD
as soon as it is inserted in the drive and
the tray is closed. It will begin playing
an audio CD or will start an application
if the CD includes an auto run file.
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POINT
You can disable the CD automatic
insertion function if you wish.
To disable the CD automatic insertion function:
1. Save all data and close all applications.
8. Double click on the CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s name and model.
9. The CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s name
and model properties dialogue box will
be displayed.
10. Click on the Settings tab.
2. Click on the Start button.
11. Click on the automatic insertion
notification box to turn it off.
3. Point to Settings.
12. Click on OK.
4. Click on the Control Panel. The control
panel window will be displayed.
13. Click on Close in the system properties
dialogue box.
5. Double click on the System icon. The system
properties dialogue box will be displayed.
14. Click on Yes in the system settings
change pop-up to restart the computer and
activate this change.
6. Click on the Device Manager tab. The device
list will be displayed.
7. Click on the + to the left of the CD-ROM
icon. The CD-ROM drive manufacturer’s
name and model will be displayed.
You can re-activate the function by repeating
the process, except that step 11 will change the
setting to on.
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Hard Drive Access Indicator
The Hard Drive Access indicator tells you when
the internal hard drive is being accessed.
Floppy Disk Drive Access Indicator
The Floppy Disk Drive Access indicator tells
you a floppy disk drive is being accessed. The
Floppy Disk Drive Access indicator will flash
when your software tries to access a floppy disk
even if no floppy disk is installed.
PC Card Access Indicators
The PC Card Access indicators tell you when
an installed PC Card is being accessed. Card 1
is the bottom connector inside the slot and
Card 2 is the upper connector inside the card
slot. Type III cards are always Card 1 only.
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C
Series
NumLk Indicator
The NumLk indicator tells you the internal keyboard is set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.
(See page 31 for more information on the numeric
keypad.) You can activate the NumLk mode by
pressing the NumLk/Scr Lk key while holding
down the Shift key. Deactivate the mode the
same way that you activated it.
Scr Lk Indicator
The Scr Lk indicator tells you when scroll lock
is active. You can activate or deactivate the
scroll lock by pressing the NumLk/Scr Lk key.
Deactivate the mode the same way that you
activated it.
CapsLock Indicator
The CapsLock indicator tells you when the keyboard is set for all capital letters. Activate the all
capital letters setting by pressing the CapsLock
key on the keyboard. Deactivate the mode the
same way that you activated it.
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BATTERIES
The Lithium ion battery is rechargeable with an
operating time of up to 2.5 hours (C352) or 2
hours (C360) depending on active power management features and user activity levels. If the
internal Lithium ion Battery goes dead, you
must install the AC adapter or shut down and
install a charged battery. (See page 107 for
replacing the battery.)
The Lithium ion battery operating time may
become shorter than the reference value if it is
used under the following conditions:
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When used at temperatures that exceed a low
of 5°C or a high of 35°C. High temperatures
not only reduce charging efficiency, but can
also cause battery deterioration. (The Charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will
flash when you try to charge a battery that is
outside its operating temperature range.)
■
■
The battery charging capacity is reduced as the
battery ages. If your battery is running low
quickly, you should replace it with a new one.
When using a high current device such as a
modem, a LAN card, the CD-ROM drive, or
the hard drive frequently.
Using the AC adapter will conserve your battery
when using a high current device such as a
modem, a LAN card, the CD-ROM drive, or
the hard drive frequently.
CAUTION
Do not leave a faulty battery in your
notebook. It might damage your AC
adapter, optional auto/airline adapter,
another battery, or your notebook itself.
It may also prevent operation of your
notebook by draining all available current
into the bad battery.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Actual battery life will vary based
on screen brightness, applications,
features, power management settings,
battery condition, and other customer
preferences. CD-ROM drive, hard drive,
and modem usage may also have a
significant impact on battery life.
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).
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Shorted Batteries
If your Status Indicator panel shows a shorted
battery, check the installation for that battery by
removing and re-installing it. If it still shows
that it is shorted, replace it with a new battery.
Recharging the Battery
If you want to check the condition of the
Lithium ion battery check the Battery Level
indicator located on the Status Indicator
panel. This indicator changes as the battery
level changes.
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The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally
using the AC adapter or auto/airline adapter.
To recharge a battery:
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Make sure the battery to be charged is
installed in the battery bay of your notebook
and the notebook is connected to a
power source.
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Make sure that the Battery Charging indicator to the left of the Battery Level indicator
is visible on the Status Indicator panel.
■
Make sure the percentage charge is shown
inside the Battery Level icon.
(Figure 3-4 on page 23.)
CAUTION
A shorted battery is damaged and must
be replaced so that it does not damage
anything else.
Your
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion
batteries, which means that you do not need to
discharge them completely before recharging. A
single fully discharged Lithium ion battery will
charge in approximately three (3) hours when
your notebook is Off or in Suspend mode. The
charging time will be significantly longer if your
notebook is in use when the battery is charging,
(approximately nine (9) hours.)
CAUTION
Using heavy current devices such as LAN
cards or frequent CD-ROM accesses may
prevent charging completely.
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Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, your notebook beeps about every 15 seconds and the
Battery Level indicator flashes. If you do not
respond to the low battery alarm, the battery
will continue to discharge until it is too low to
operate. When this happens there will be a multiple beep alarm, the Battery Level indicator will
show dead battery, and your notebook will go
into Suspend mode to try and protect your data
as long as possible. Your power management
settings do not effect what happens at the dead
battery alarm level. Your notebook will go to
Suspend mode. (Figure 3-4 on page 23.)
CAUTION
You may not be able to hear the audio
alarms if the volume control is set too
low or is turned off by either hardware or
software but you will still be able to see
the Battery Level indicator flash.
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When the low battery alarm occurs, you need to
save all your active data and put your notebook
into Suspend mode until you can provide a new
power source. You should provide this power as
soon as possible. The new power source can be
a charged battery or a power adapter, either AC
or auto/airline.
CAUTION
When you are in Suspend mode there
must always be at least one power source
active. If you turn off the power with
the power button, or remove all power
sources, battery, AC adapter or auto/
airline adapter, while your notebook is in
Suspend mode any data which has not
been saved to the hard drive will be lost.
Once your notebook goes into Critical Low
Battery Suspend mode, you will be unable to
resume operation until you provide a source of
power either from an AC adapter, an optional
auto/airline adapter, or a charged battery.
Critical Low Battery Suspend mode shows on
the Status indicator just like the normal
Suspend mode. Once you have provided
power, you will need to press the Suspend/0Resume button to resume operation. In the
Suspend mode, your data can be maintained
for sometime. If a power source is not provided
promptly, the Power indicator will stop flashing
and go out, and you will have lost the data that
was not stored.
Once you provide power, you can continue to
use your notebook while an adapter is charging
the battery. However, this charges the battery
more slowly. If you want to charge the battery
quickly, put your notebook into Suspend Mode,
or turn it off while the adapter is charging the
battery. (See Power Off on pages 20-21 for
shutdown procedures.)
CAUTION
There is no guarantee that data will not
be lost once your notebook enters the
Dead Battery Suspend mode.
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INTEGRATED ERGOTRAC
POINTING DEVICE
Cursor Control
Cursor
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The ErgoTrac pointing device is composed of
a short, comfortable, dish-shaped pointing
device and two buttons located in front of the
keyboard. The ErgoTrac pointing device has
the function of a mouse, and moves the cursor
around on the screen – up, down, left and right.
A light pressure with the tip of your finger is all
that is required to operate the ErgoTrac. The
more pressure you use, the faster the cursor will
move. The second part of the ErgoTrac pointing device – the buttons – function as mouse
buttons, and the functions they perform
depend on the application you are running.
Figure 3-5 shows the position of the ErgoTrac
pointing device and buttons.
Left Button
Right Button
Figure 3-5 ErgoTrac pointing device
POINT
An external mouse can be connected
to the PS/2 port on the right side of
the notebook.
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Clicking
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button.
To left-click move the screen cursor to the item
you wish to select, press the left pointing device
button once, and then immediately release it. To
right-click, move the mouse cursor to the item
you wish to select, press the right pointing
device button once, and then immediately
release it. (Figure 3-6.)
Double-Clicking
Double-clicking means following the preceding
Clicking procedure, but pressing the pointing
device button twice in rapid succession.
Double-clicking can only be done with the
left button.
POINT
These instructions are for the right-handed setting of the ErgoTrac. Changing to
left-handed in the Windows Control
Panel will reverse the functions of the
two buttons.
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CAUTION
If the interval between clicks is too long,
double-clicking will not be executed.
Dragging
Dragging means moving the cursor over an
object, pressing the left button – and keeping it
pressed – while moving the cursor to the
desired new location, then releasing the button.
(Figure 3-7.)
Figure 3-6 Clicking
Figure 3-7 Dragging
POINT
The interval between presses for double
clicking, and other parameters of pointing
and selecting, can be adjusted with the
selections in the dialog box of the mouse
icon in your Windows Control Panel.
ErgoTrac Pointing Device
Control Adjustment
The Mouse Properties in your Windows
Control Panel provides customization of your
ErgoTrac pointing device. There are four (4)
aspects of the ErgoTrac pointing device operation which you can adjust.
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Buttons – This lets you set up the buttons for
right or left handed operation and set the
time interval for double clicking.
■
Pointers – This lets you set up the size and
shape of the cursor for different functions.
■
Motion – This lets you set up the relation of
the speed of motion of your finger to the
motion of the cursor and to enable a trailing
tail for the cursor arrow.
You may want to try practicing with different
adjustments until you find a combination that
is comfortable for you.
USING THE KEYBOARD
Your notebook has an integral 87-key keyboard.
(Figure 3-8.) The keys perform all the standard
functions of a 101-key keyboard and also
include Windows keys and other special function keys. This section describes only those
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items specific to your notebook. They are the
numeric keypad, the cursor keys, the function
keys, the function extension key (Fn) and the
Windows keys.
Numeric Keypad
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual
functions as both standard character keys and
numeric keypad keys. Figure 3-8 highlights
these keys. To switch into numeric keypad
mode, press the NumLk/Scr Lk while holding
down the Shift key. You can now enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ), subtraction ( – ), multiplication ( * ), or division
( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using the
keys designated as ten-key function keys. The
keys in the numeric keypad are marked on
the front edge of the key to indicate their
secondary functions.
To return these keys to their normal character
function, press the NumLk/Scr Lk while holding
down the Shift key again.
POINT
When an external numeric keypad is connected to the notebook the NumLk mode
enables the external keypad. The built-in
keyboard numeric keypad can be used by
holding down the Fn key while using the
designated keys.
Cursor Keys
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the
keyboard which allow you to move the cursor
up Õ, down Ô, left Ó and right È as your
application allows.
POINT
The integrated ErgoTrac pointing device
and/or external mouse are also used for
moving the cursor around the screen.
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Function Keys
Your notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through
F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ
for each application. You should refer to your
software documentation to find out how these
keys are used. (Figure 3-8.)
Function Keys
Numeric Keypad
Fn Key
The Fn key provides extended functions for the
notebook and is always used in conjunction
with another key. (Figure 3-8.)
Pressing F5 while holding down the Fn key
allows you to toggle between video compensation and no compensation. (Video compensation controls spacing on the display. When it is
enabled, displays with less than 800 x 600 pixel
resolution will still cover the entire screen.)
Pressing F10 while holding down the Fn key
allows you to change your selection of where to
send your display video. Each time you press the
combination of keys you will step to the next
choice. The choices, in order, are: built-in display panel only, external monitor only, or both
built-in display panel and external monitor.
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Fn Key
Start Key
Start Key
Application Key
Cursor Keys
Figure 3-8 Keyboard
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Windows Keys
Your notebook has three Windows keys, two
Start keys and an Application key. The Start key
displays the Start menu. This is the same as the
button on the toolbar which is typically at the
bottom of your Windows 98 desktop. The
Application key has the same function in
Windows 98 as the right mouse button, it displays the Shortcut menu for whatever item is
selected. See your Windows 98 documentation
for additional information. (Figure 3-8.)
VOLUME CONTROL
All system and application functions have multiple volume controls which interact with each
other. There is the hardware volume control on
the right side panel of your notebook. There is
also a volume control in the your operating
system Sound Control panel and any other
application with sound.
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control settings have no effect. By the same
token, if the operating system has the sound
turned off, adjusting the hardware or other
application software volume settings will not
produce sound. One easy operating method is
to use the hardware and operating system
volume controls to set an upper limit on
sound level and then make fine adjustments
with other application software.
CAUTION
The operating system volume setting
sets the maximum volume level of the
hardware volume control knob.
FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
The floppy disk drive is a 3.5" drive which can
read and write on 1.44MB and 720KB floppy
disks. Floppy disk format is controlled from
your operating system. (See your software
documentation for more information.)
Loading a Floppy Disk
Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive –
shutter side first and label up – until the Eject
button pops out. (Figure 3-9.)
POINT
When there is no floppy disk in the
drive, the Eject button is flush with the
right-side of your notebook.
Each setting source puts an upper limit on the
volume which can be set by the other sources.
For example if the hardware volume control is
turned all the way down, your software volume
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Ejecting a Floppy Disk
To eject a disk, check that the Floppy Disk
Drive Access indicator is Off, (see pages 22
and 25) and press the Eject button.
(Figure 3-9.)
CAUTION
If you eject the disk while the Floppy
Disk Drive Access indicator is On, there is
a risk of damaging the disk drive or the
data on the disk.
Preparing a Floppy Disk for Use
Before you can use a new floppy disk, you need
to prepare it so your notebook knows where to
store information. This preparation is called
formatting or initializing a disk. You need to
format new 3.5" floppy disks, unless you purchase preformatted disks. Use your notebook’s
operating system software to format a floppy
disk. Please refer to the operating
system manual for step-by-step instructions.
To prevent accidental erasure of data stored on
a floppy disk, slide the "write protect" tab on
the floppy disk to open up the small hole. This
makes the disk "write protected." When you
want to write data to that disk, slide the
write protect tab the other way to close the
small hole. (See Figure 3-10.)
CAUTION
Figure 3-9 Ejecting a Floppy Disk
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Formatting a previously used floppy
disk is an effective method of clearing a
disk as long as you realize that ALL the
information on the disk will be erased.
Write Enabled
Write Protected
Figure 3-10 Floppy Disk Write Protect
Care of Floppy Disk Drive and Disks
■ Avoid storing the floppy disk drive and
disks in extremely hot and cold locations,
or in locations subject to severe
temperature changes.
■
Keep the floppy disk drive and disks
out of direct sunlight and away from
heating equipment.
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Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in
locations subject to shock and vibration.
■
Avoid using the floppy disk drive and disks
in damp and dusty locations.
■
Never use the floppy disk drive with any
liquid, metal, or other foreign matter inside
the floppy disk drive or disk.
■
Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or
magnetic field.
■
Never disassemble or dismantle your floppy
disk drive. This may cause damage to your
system and will void your warranty.
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CD-ROM DRIVE
The CD-ROM drive is a 24x maximum
CD-ROM reader.
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.
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Your
Loading a CD
■ Make sure there is power to your notebook.
■
Push, gently but firmly, and release the eject
button on the front of the CD-ROM drive to
open the CD-ROM holder tray, the tray will
come out a short distance. (See Figure 3-11.)
■
Gently pull the tray out until a CD-ROM can
be easily placed in the tray.
Figure 3-11 Loading the CD-ROM Tray
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If there was a protective sheet in the tray
when it was shipped, make sure it
has been removed.
■
Place the CD into the tray, label side up, with
the hole in the center of the CD snapped
onto the raised circle in the center of the tray.
■
Close the tray.
■
After the CD is loaded, it will take a short
time for your notebook to recognize it.
POINT
If you have disabled your CD automatic
insertion function (see page 24) you will
have to start the CD from your desktop,
as your notebook will not automatically
recognize that the CD has been loaded.
Care of CD-ROMs
CD-ROMs are precision devices and will
function reliably if given reasonable care.
■
Always store your CD-ROM in its case when
it is not in use.
■
When removing the CD-ROM from its case,
press down on the holder’s center while
lifting out the CD-ROM by its edges.
■
Always handle a CD-ROM by the edges and
avoid touching the surface.
■
Avoid storing any CD-ROM in extreme
temperatures.
Do not bend CD-ROMs or set heavy objects
on them.
■
Never write on the label surface with a ball
point pen, pencil or similar device.
■
If a CD-ROM is subjected to sudden changes
in temperature, cold to warm condensation
may form on the surface. Wipe the moisture
off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it
dry at room temperature. DO NOT use a hair
dryer or heater to dry a CD-ROM.
■
If a CD-ROM is dirty, use only a CD-ROM
cleaner or wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free
cloth starting from the inner edge and wiping
to the outer edge.
HARD DRIVE
Figure 3-12 CD-ROM Handling
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Formatting the Hard Drive
The hard drive inside your notebook is formatted (initialized) at the factory. You do not need
to format it under normal circumstances. Check
your operating system documentation for information on initializing a hard drive if you need
to reformat your internal hard drive.
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CAUTION
If you reformat the internal hard drive
ALL data including the operating system,
applications software and data will be
erased. Unless data is copied to floppy
disks or other data storage media it will
be permanently lost. All software will be
need to be re-installed and data files
restored from your back-up disks. See the
operating system manual for more information on backing-up your data files. The
factory installed software, including the
operating system, can be restored from
the Recovery CD-ROM which came in
the accessories box when you purchased
your notebook. (See Recovery CD-ROM
on page 142 for more information.) Any
application software which you have purchased and installed will have to be reinstalled from the original source. When
doing a recovery remember that you must
allocate space for the Save-to-Disk function if you have it enabled. (See Setting
Up Your Save-to-Disk File Allocation on
pages 102-103 for more information.)
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INTERNAL MODEM
Your internal modem is a 56K fax/data/voice
modem with v.90 support that is controlled by
Windows 98, LapLink, or other software.
CAUTION
The internal modems on all Fujitsu
notebooks from Fujitsu PC Corporation
are not qualified for use with telephone
systems outside the United States and
Canada and may not operate in
other countries.
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 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.
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POWER MANAGEMENT
Your LifeBook C Series has many features for
conserving power. Some power savings features
are automatic and have no user control, such
as those for the internal modem, while others
depend on the parameters you set to best suit
your operating conditions. Other power saving
features turn the display brightness down, limit
the use of high power devices, activate an
appropriate power savings profile, and put your
notebook in Suspend mode when not actually
performing an operation. As with all mobile,
battery-powered computers, there is a trade-off
between performance and power savings.
Internal power management for your notebook
may be controlled from settings made in the
BIOS setup utility, or from settings made in
your operating system.
Using the Suspend/Resume Features
When your notebook is active, the Power button, (Figure 1-3 on page 5), can be used to manually put your notebook into Suspend mode.
The Power button is located next to the Status
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Indicator panel above the keyboard of your
notebook. (Figure 3-13.) Push the Power button, when your notebook is active but no
Access indicators are on and release the button
(immediately). You will hear two short beeps
and then your system will enter Suspend mode.
If your notebook is suspended, pushing the
Power button will return your notebook to
active operation at the point where it went into
suspension. You can tell whether or not your
system is in Suspend mode by looking at the
Power indicator. (See page 22.) If it is visible
and not flashing, your notebook is fully operational. If it is visible and flashing, your notebook is in Suspend mode. If it is not visible, the
power is Off or your notebook is in Save-toDisk mode. (See page 40.) When you receive
your LifeBook C Series it will be set to the
default in BIOS, which is Suspend mode.
POINT
You can also power Off your notebook
by pressing the power button down for
Figure 3-13 The Power Button
four seconds when you are in the suspend mode. If you are not in suspend
mode, you will need to press the power
button once quickly to enter suspend
mode, in order to use this method.
POINT
Disabling the Suspend/Resume function
prevents it from being used to put your
notebook in Standby or Save-to-Disk
mode. The resume function of the button
cannot be disabled. (See the Power
Menu of the BIOS setup utility, pages
91-92, for more information.)
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CAUTION
The Standby or Save-to-Disk mode
should not be used with certain PC Cards.
Check your PC Card documentation for
more information.
POINT
If your notebook is active when you
enter the Standby or Save-to-Disk mode,
changes to open files are not lost. The
files are left open and memory is kept
active during Standby mode or the
memory is transferred to the internal
hard drive during Save-to-Disk mode.
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Pressing the Power button when your system
is in the On state.
■
Selecting Standby from the Windows Shut
Down menu.
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Timing out from lack of activity.
■
Battery level reaching the Dead Battery
Warning condition.
CAUTION
If you are running your notebook on
battery power, be aware that the battery
continues to discharge while your notebook is in Suspend mode, though not as
fast as when fully operational. With a
fully charged internal Lithium ion battery
the suspend mode will maintain your
status for 24 hours or more.
Standby Mode
Standby mode, in Windows 98, saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory during periods of inactivity by maintaining power
to critical parts while turning off the CPU, the
display, the hard drive and all of the other
internal components except those necessary to
maintain system memory, recognize the Power
button and restart. Your notebook can be put in
Suspend mode by:
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Your notebook’s system memory typically
stores the file(s) on which you are working,
the open application(s) and any other data
required to support the operation(s) in
progress. When you resume operation from
Standby mode, it returns to the point in the
operation where it left off. You must use the
Power button to resume operation, and there
must be an adequate power source available,
or your notebook will not resume.
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CAUTION
Loss of all power sources, including
batteries, while in the Standby mode will
cause lost data and inability to return
to operation with the Power button.
Using the Power Button
to Perform Save-to-Disk
When your notebook is active, the Power button, (Figure 3-13.), can be used to manually put
your notebook into Save-To-Disk mode.
However, you must first enable Save-to-Disk
mode by enabling Save-to-Disk mode in the
BIOS Setup utility Power menu. (See pages 8589 for more information on the Power menu of
the BIOS Setup utility.)
Push the Power button, when your notebook
is active but no Access indicators are on and
release the button (immediately). You will
hear two short beeps and then your system
will flash the Save-to-Disk screen, and enter
Save-to-Disk mode.
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If your notebook is in Save-to-Disk mode,
pushing the Power button will return your
notebook to active operation at the point where
it went into Save-to-Disk mode. You can tell
whether or not your system is in Save-to-Disk
mode by looking at the Power indicator. (See
page 22.) If it is visible and not flashing, your
notebook is fully operational. If it is visible and
flashing, your notebook is in Suspend mode.
If it is not visible, the power is Off or your
notebook is in Save-to-Disk mode.
POINT
If power is lost during Save-to-Disk mode
the data will be retrieved automatically as
soon as power is returned.
POINT
When PC Cards or external devices are
in use, Save-to-Disk mode cannot return
to the exact state prior to suspension,
because all of the peripheral devices will
be re-initialized when the system restarts.
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.
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CAUTION
Be sure you know which settings are
active for the Power Button before you
use it; misuse can result in data loss. (See
the Power Menu of the BIOS setup utility,
pages 85-92, for more information.)
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 increase the system memory with
a memory Upgrade module, you will
need to change the size of your Save-toDisk allocation. Use the PHDISK Utility to
increase the size of the Save-to-Disk file,
SAVE2DSK.BIN. (Refer to Setting Up
Your Save-to-Disk File Allocation on
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pages 102-103 for more information.)
If you need help contact your support
representative for recommendations.
Save-to-Disk Mode
The Save-to-Disk function saves the contents of
the notebook’s system memory to the hard
drive as a part of the Suspend/Resume function. Your notebook is setup to perform this
function in one way and can be configured
through the system BIOS to do it in other ways.
Default Method for using Save-to Disk Mode:
■ Press the Fn key together with the
Suspend/Resume button when activating the
Suspend mode. The Save-to-Disk pop-up
will appear on your screen, simply wait until
it has finished and your notebook will go
into Save-to-Disk mode.
POINT
Save-to-Disk mode will not operate
when Resume On Modem Ring has
been selected in the BIOS.
Customer configured BIOS methods:
■ Press the Power Button until acknowledged
with Save-to-Disk mode enabled from the
Power menu of the BIOS setup utility.
■
Select Standby from the Windows Shut
Down menu with Save-to-Disk enabled by
the BIOS Setup Utility.
■
Time out from lack of activity with Save-ToDisk mode enabled from the Power Savings
menu of the BIOS setup utility.
Your notebook’s system memory typically stores
the file(s) on which you are working, the open
application(s) and any other data required to
support the operation(s) in progress. When the
Save-to-Disk function is activated your notebook
saves the contents of the system memory to a file
on the internal hard drive, and then automatically shuts off power to your notebook. When you
resume operation by pressing the Power button,
you return to the point in the operation
where you left off, before going into
Save-to-Disk mode.
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POINT
By holding down the Fn key while
pressing the Power Button, it is possible
to enter Save-to-Disk mode without
enabling it in the BIOS Setup utility.
Idle Mode
Idle mode is one of the power management
parameters. When Idle mode is enabled the
CPU is put into low-speed operation when
there is no activity (keystroke, pointer action,
sound generation, video display change,
modem transmission or reception, etc.) on
your notebook for 16 seconds. Any activity
will cause the normal operation to restart|
automatically. This feature is independent
of the Suspend/Resume modes. This parameter
is enabled and disabled in the BIOS
setup utility. (See pages 85-86.)
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Standby Mode
Standby mode is one of the power management
parameters. When Standby mode is activated,
your notebook puts the CPU in low-speed
operation, shuts off the display and turns off
the hard drive when there is no activity (keystroke, pointer action, sound generation, video
display change, modem transmission or reception, etc.) on your notebook for the user selected time-out period. (See page 80.) Any activity
will cause your notebook to return to normal
operation automatically. This feature is independent of the Power button. This parameter is
enabled and disabled in the BIOS setup utility.
POINT
Windows 98 has its own integrated
power management features that include
the functionality of those listed above.
(Idle and Standby Mode)
Video Timeout
The Video Timeout is one of the power management parameters which saves power by
turning off the display if there is no keyboard
or pointer activity for the user selected timeout
period. Any keyboard or pointer activity will
cause the display to restart automatically. This
feature is independent of the Power button.
This parameter is enabled and disabled in the
BIOS setup utility. (See pages 85-86.)
Hard Disk Timeout
The Hard Disk Timeout is one of the power
management parameters which saves power
by turning off the hard drive if there is no hard
drive access for the timeout period which has
been set in the BIOS setup utility. (See pages
85-86.) Any attempt to access the hard drive will
cause the hard drive to restart automatically.
This feature is independent of the Suspend/
Resume button. This parameter is enabled
and disabled in the BIOS setup utility.
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Windows Power Management
Control Panels
The Power Management icon in the Windows
98 Control Panel allows you to configure some
of the power management settings that are
normally controlled by the BIOS. For instance,
you can set timeout values in the Power
Management Control Panel for turning off the
display and for turning off hard disks. You can
specify these timeout values based on whether
you are running on batteries or AC.
DATA SECURITY
Your LifeBook C Series has a built-in hardware
control password security feature that allows
you to protect the data stored in the notebook
from unauthorized access. Your operating
system and some applications have software
control password security features that allow you
to protect all or portions of the data stored in the
notebook from unauthorized access.
Your
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C
Series
Hardware Data Security Features
When you are using your notebook's built-in
hardware control password to gain access to the
notebook the actual password will not appear
on the screen. This is a safety precaution. The
hardware control security parameters are set
from the BIOS setup utility. (See Security Menu
on pages 80-84 for more information on setting
and clearing passwords and enabling and
disabling built-in security features.)
Software Data Security Features
The operating system and some applications
have security features that are independent of
the built-in hardware protection features that
are controlled from the BIOS. See your software
documentation for more information about
these features.
CAUTION
Make sure you memorize your passwords,
both hardware and software. If you
forget, you may not be able to use the
notebook, and you will have to contact
your service provider and arrange to
have them reset the hardware system
password. See your software documentation for what to do if you forget your
software security password(s).
CAUTION
Software security feature passwords may
not be the same as the hardware security
passwords. Be sure you know which
features are controlled from software
and which from hardware or you may
lock yourself out of your own data or
lock up your hardware and not be able
to operate your notebook.
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PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE
Your LifeBook C Series comes with preinstalled software for playing audio and video
files of various formats. In addition there is file
transfer and virus protection software.
All of the pre-installed software can be accessed
from the Program folder of the Windows 98
Start menu or the following folders above the
Program folder in the Start menu: System
Management Software, Communications
Software, Internet Software, Multi-media
Software, Service and Support Software, and
Business Software.
LapLink
LapLink by Traveling Software provides direct
file transfers to other computers; data transfers
via internal modem, a PC Card modem, a
serial cable, or a parallel cable (cables are not
included). See the LapLink online help screens
for operating instructions. (Located in the
Communications Software folder.)
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McAfee VirusScan
Running your McAfee VirusScan program
after loading data or programs from a floppy
disk, CD-ROM or modem data transfer is a
precaution that will protect the data on your
hard drive from contamination or destruction.
See your VirusScan online help screens for
information on how and when to run this
program. (Located in the Service and Support
Software folder.)
PC Doctor
PC Doctor by Watergate Software is primarily
for use by your support representative when
helping you with trouble shooting. (See page
119 for more information.) (Located in the
Service and Support Software folder.)
Quicken 99 Basic
Quicken 99 Basic by Intuit is a personal money
management program. It has features such as
portfolio management, account registries, online banking, and bill paying features. (Located
in the Business Software folder.)
Microsoft Works
Microsoft Works is a suite of software containing
the basic tools to write letters and reports, track
family and friends with address books, manage
home finances, and create a home inventory.
(Located in the Business Software folder.)
ESS AudioRack™
The control of the AudioRack player software
(AudioRack32) resembles the front panels of
a rack of stereo equipment and is operated in
much the same way. There is also AudioRack
recorder software (AudioRecorder). Online
help screens are accessible from the AudioDrive
panel of AudioRack32, click on the Help button
for more information. In the AudioRecorder
dialog box, click on Help in the top taskbar.
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In AudioRack32 the AudioDrive panel lets
you turn on and off the available functions.
When you left-click on a button it will activate.
When a function is active, its button on the
AudioDrive shows a green dot and its control
panel is in the equipment rack. When it is off
the dot on the button is black and the control
panel is not in the rack. You activate a slider or
knob on a control panel by dragging it. The
functions available are DAT (Digital Audio Tape
player), 3D (3D-Stereo sound control), MIDI,
Mixer and CD (Audio CD player).
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.
Your
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Series
CAUTION
The ESS AudioRack volume settings
set the maximum volume level of the
hardware volume control knob for
that function.
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view,
navigate, and print PDF files across all major
computing platforms. (Located in the Service
and Support Software folder.)
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CAUTION
If you use a speakerphone function, be
sure that the microphone setting in the
ESS AudioRack is disabled.
Your LIfeBook C Series does not support
LCD Backlighting control or CPU Clock
control, these options are not selectable
in the Power Control tab of PMSet 98.
PMSet 98
PMSet 98 is a power management application
which allows you to monitor battery status.
(Located in the System Management
Software folder.)
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Configuring Your LifeBook C Series
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Identifying the Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Navigating Through the Setup Utility . . . . . 51
Main Menu – Setting Standard
System Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Advanced Menu – Setting Device
Feature Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Security Menu – Setting the
Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Power Menu – Setting Power
Management Feature Controls . . . . . .
85
Boot Menu – Selecting the
Operating System Source. . . . . . . . . . 93
Info Menu – Displaying Basic
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Exit Menu – Leaving the Setup Utility . . . . 99
Setting Up Your Save-To-Disk
File Allocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
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SECTION FOUR
■
CONFIGURING YOUR LIFEBOOK
C SERIES FROM FUJITSU
This section explains the BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS setup utility is used to set the date,
time, power management modes, data security
passwords and other operating parameters of
your notebook.
BOOT SEQUENCE
Each time you power up or restart your LifeBook
C Series, it goes through a quiet boot sequence
that displays a Fujitsu logo until your operating
system is loaded. During quiet boot, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence
including a Power On Self Test (POST). To view
this Boot Menu press the Esc key anytime while
the Fujitsu logo is displayed. To enter the BIOS
setup utility press the F2 key anytime while the
Fujitsu logo is displayed. When the boot
sequence is completed without a failure and
without a request for the setup utility, the system
displays the Windows 98 opening screen. The
boot sequence is executed when:
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You turn on power to the system using the
power button on your notebook.
(Figure 3-1 on page 20.)
■
You restart your computer from the
Windows 98 Shut down dialog box of
the Start Menu.
■
The software initiates a system restart.
Example: When you install a new application.
■
You reset the system by pressing the three
keys Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time and then
restart your computer from the Windows 98
Shut down dialog box.
■
You depress the reset button on the rear
panel of your notebook.
POINT
The BIOS setup utility is entered by
pressing the F2 key during the boot
process while the Fujitsu logo is on
the screen.
POINT
When error messages occur see
Section Six, pages 138-140, for help
in understanding the meaning and
required actions to be taken.
IDENTIFYING THE DRIVES
Your notebook uses drive letters (Example A:,
B:, C:, D:, E:) to identify internal and external
devices such as hard drives, floppy disk drives,
CD-ROM drives and PC Cards. The most commonly assigned drive designators are listed
below. If you add other devices, the drive
designators may be different. See your operating
system manual for setting drive designations.
Drive Designators
A: Floppy disk drive.
Installed inside your notebook.
B: Not used with your notebook.
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C: Hard drive.
Installed inside your notebook.
■
D: CD-ROM drive.
Installed inside your notebook.
You will only have to change the utility settings
if you want to:
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
■
Standard system parameters, such as date
and time.
■
Device control feature parameters, such as
I/O addresses and boot devices.
■
Power Management parameters that help to
conserve your notebook’s batteries.
1. Allow the system to start booting.
2. As soon as the Fujitsu logo appears on the
screen, press the F2 key.
■
Change the primary boot device.
3. The Main menu of the setup utility then
appears with the current settings of the
parameters displayed.
■
Change the power management
parameter settings. (Can also be changed in
the operating system control panel.)
4. If you wish to go to one of the other setup
menus, press the Ó or the È key to find the
menu you require.
■
Change a port address or other parameter.
■
Change an audio parameter setting.
■
Change the selection of whether to use the
built-in display, an external monitor or both.
(Can also be changed in the operating system
control panel.)
■
Change the system data security settings.
The setup utility configures:
■
Change the date or time. (You can also
do this without entering the setup utility,
through your operating system. See your
operating system manual.)
Routinely Entering the Setup Utility
You can enter the setup utility whenever you
turn on or reset the system. To do this:
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The BIOS setup utility is a program that sets
the operating environment for your notebook.
It is referred to in this publication as the setup
utility. Normally, there is no need to change the
environment, it is set at the factory for normal
operating conditions.
System Data Security feature parameters,
such as passwords.
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If your data security settings require it,
you may be asked for a password before
the Main menu will appear.
Entering the Setup Utility After a
Configuration Change or System Failure
If there has been a change in the system configuration that does not agree with the parameter
settings stored in your BIOS memory, or there
is a failure in the system, the system beeps
and/or displays an error message after the
Power On Self Test (POST). If the failure is not
too severe, it will give you the opportunity to
modify the settings of the setup utility, as
described in the following steps:
1. When you turn on or restart the computer
there is a beep and/or the following message
appears on the screen:
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Error message - please run
SETUP program Press <F1>
key to continue, <F2> to
run SETUP
2. If an error message is displayed on the
screen, and you want to continue with the
boot process and start the operating system
anyway, press the F1 key.
CAUTION
If your notebook beeps a series of
beeps that sounds like a code and the
display is blank, please refer to the
Troubleshooting Section. The
Troubleshooting Section includes
a list of error messages and their
meanings. (See pages 138-140.)
POINT
If your data security settings require it,
you may be asked for a password before
the operating system will be opened.
3. If an error message is displayed on the
screen, and you want to enter the setup
utility, press the F2 key.
4. When the setup utility starts with a fault present, the system displays the following message:
Warning!
Error message
[Continue]
5. Press any key to enter the setup utility. The
system will then display the Main Menu with
current parameters values.
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NAVIGATING THROUGH
THE SETUP UTILITY
5. To return to a menu from a submenu, press
the Esc key.
7. Pressing the F9 key resets all items in the
BIOS to the default values.
The BIOS setup utility consists of seven menus;
Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, Info
and Exit. The remainder of Section Three
explains each menu in turn including all
submenus and setup items.
6. To go to the Exit menu from any other
menu, press the Esc key.
8. Pressing the F10 key saves the current
configuration and exits the BIOS Setup
Utility. You will be asked to verify this
selection before it is executed.
1. To select a menu, use the cursor keys: Ó , È.
2. To select a field within a menu or a submenu, use the cursor keys: Õ, Ô.
3. To select the different values for each field,
press the Spacebar or + to change to the next
higher selection and F5 or - to go to the next
lower selection.
4. To activate a submenu press the Enter key.
Selecting a field causes a help message
about that field to be displayed on the
right-hand side of the screen.
9. Pressing the F1 key gives you a general
help screen.
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The following procedures allow you to navigate
the setup utility menus:
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Pressing the Enter key with the highlight
on a selection that is not a submenu or
auto selection will cause a list of all
options for that item to be displayed.
Pressing the Enter key again will select
the highlighted choice.
The BIOS Setup screens depicted in this
manual are only representations of the
actual setup screens. The BIOS Setup
screens on your notebook may vary.
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MAIN MENU – SETTING
STANDARD SYSTEM PARAMETERS
Main
The Main Menu allows you to set or view the
current system parameters. Follow the instructions for Navigating Through The Setup Utility
to make any changes. (See page 51.)
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System Time:
System Date:
[02:34:56]
[03/31/1999]
Legacy Diskette A:
1.44/1.25 MB, 31/2"
Info
Exit
Primary Master
Secondary Master
[FUJITSU MHF2043AT]
[UJDA170]
System Memory:
Extended Memory:
Memory Cache
640 KB
31 MB
Language:
[English (US)]
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
System Time and System Date can
also be set from your operating system
without using the setup utility. Use the
calendar and time icon on your Control
panel for Windows 98 or type time or
date from the MS-DOS prompt.
▲
POINT
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Item Specific Help
▲
Table 4-1 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Main menu, all of the options for each
field, the default settings and a description of
the field’s function and any special information
needed to help understand the field’s use.
Advanced
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-1 Main Menu
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Table 4-1 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Main Menu
Menu Field
Options
System Time:
—
Default
—
Description
Sets and displays the current time. Time is in a 24 hour format
of hours:minutes:seconds with 2 digits for each. (HH:MM:SS).
Example: 16:45:57. You may change each segment of the time
separately. Move between the segments with the Tab key and/or
Shift + Tab keys.
System Date:
—
Sets and displays the current date. Date is in a month/day/year
numeric format with 2 digits each for month and day and 4 digits
for year. (MM/DD/YYYY) for example: 01/01/1999. You may
change each segment of the date separately. Move between the
segments with the Tab key and/or Shift + Tab keys.
—
Legacy Diskette A:
Primary Master:
Secondary Master:
1.44/1.25MB, 3.5"
Selects Primary
Master submenu
The product # of
the Hard Drive
Display the type of device on this ATA/ATAPI interface, if there is
one. Pressing the Enter key selects the Primary Master submenu
allowing additional device configuration options for this interface.
The product # of
the CD-ROM
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Table 4-1 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Main Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
System Memory:
—
640 KB
Displays the size of system memory, which is detected
automatically and cannot be changed by the setup utility.
Extended Memory:
—
31 MB
Displays the size of extended memory which is detected
automatically and cannot be changed by the setup utility.
Memory Cache:
Selects Memory Cache
Submenu.
Language:
English, Japanese.
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Configures external cache.
[English (US)]
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Table 4-2 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Primary Master submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Primary Master [UJDA170]
Type:
Cylinders:
Heads:
Sectors:
Maximum Capacity:
[Auto]
[8944]
[15]
[63]
4327 MB
Multi-Sector Transfers:
LBA Mode Control:
Transfer Mode:
Ultra DMA Mode:
[16 Sectors]
[Enabled]
[Fast PIO 4]
[Mode 2]
Item Specific Help
User = you enter
parameters of hard-disk
drive installed at this
connection.
Auto = autotypes
ATA/ATAPI drive
installed here.
CD-ROM = a CD-ROM
drive is installed here.
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Primary Master – Submenu
The Primary Master submenu is for the internal hard drive. The drive type is displayed on
this menu as well as the Main menu. Your notebook auto-senses the characteristics of the
Hard Disk Drive installed. You will not need to
modify these settings, they are displayed for
your reference. (See page 51.)
Note – actual hard drive label shown may vary.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-2 Primary Master Submenu
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Table 4-2 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Primary Master Submenu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Type:
Auto; None;
CD-ROM; User.
[Auto]
Selects the ATA/ATAPI device type. Set to Auto to have the type
automatically identified by the BIOS at POST. If None is selected,
all of the following Set-up items do not appear. Select CD-ROM
if a CD-ROM drive is installed at this connection. If User is
selected, you must specify the number of Cylinders, Heads,
and Sectors for the drive.
Cylinders:
A number between 0
and 65,535.
[8944]
This item appears only when Auto is selected and the type is
identified as hard disk, or User is selected. When User is selected,
you can change the value. This field is changed by incrementing
(pressing the Spacebar) or by typing in the number.
Heads:
A number between 1 and 16.
[15]
This item appears only when Auto is selected and the type is
identified as hard disk, or User is selected. When User is selected,
you can change the value. This field is changed by incrementing
(pressing the Spacebar) or by typing in the number.
Sectors:
A number between 0 and 63.
[63]
This item appears only when Auto is selected and the type is
identified as hard disk, or User is selected. When User is selected,
you can change the value. This field is changed by incrementing
(pressing the Spacebar) or by typing in the number.
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Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Maximum Capacity:
Display only.
—
Displays the maximum capacity of the drive calculated from the
parameters of the hard disk when Auto is selected and the type
is identified as hard disk, or User is selected.
Multi-Sector Transfers:
Disabled; 2; 4; 8; 16.
MAX 32; MAX 64; MAX 128.
16 Sectors
Specify the number of sectors per block for multiple sector
transfer. MAX refers to the size the disk returns when required.
This option cannot be changed when Auto is selected.
LBA Mode Control:
Enabled; Disabled.
Enabled
Enables or disables logical Block Addressing in place of Cylinder,
Head, Sector addressing. This option cannot be changed when
Auto is selected.
Transfer Mode:
Standard, Fast PIO 1; Fast PIO 2; Fast PIO 4/DMA
Fast PIO 3; Fast PIO 4;
Fast PIO 3 / DMA;
Fast PIO 4 / DMA.
Selects the method for moving data to/from the drive. Autotype
the drive to select the optimum transfer mode. This option
cannot be changed when Auto is selected.
Ultra DMA Mode:
Disabled; Mode 0;
Mode 1; Mode 2.
Selects the method for moving data to/from the drive. Autotype
the drive to select the optimum transfer mode. This option
cannot be changed when Auto is selected.
Disabled
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Table 4-2 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Primary Master Submenu
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Secondary Master – Submenu
The Primary Master submenu is for the internal
hard drive. The drive type is displayed on this
menu as well as the Main menu. Your notebook
auto-senses the characteristics of the Hard Disk
Drive installed. You will not need to modify
these settings, they are displayed for your
reference. (See page 51.)
Table 4-3 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Secondary Master submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Primary Master [UJDA170]
Type:
[Auto]
Multi-Sector Transfers:
LBA Mode Control:
Transfer Mode:
Ultra DMA Mode:
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Fast PIO 4 DMA]
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
User = you enter
parameters of hard-disk
drive installed at this
connection.
Auto = autotypes
ATA/ATAPI drive
installed here.
CD-ROM = a CD-ROM
drive is installed here.
Note – actual hard drive label shown may vary.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-3 Secondary Master Submenu
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Table 4-3 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Secondary Master Submenu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Auto; None;
CD-ROM; User.
[Auto]
Selects the ATA/ATAPI device type. Set to Auto to have the type
automatically identified by the BIOS at POST. If None is selected,
all of the following Set-up items do not appear. Select CD-ROM
if a CD-ROM drive is installed at this connection. If User is
selected, you must specify the number of Cylinders, Heads,
and Sectors for the drive.
Multi-Sector Transfers:
Disabled; 2; 4; 8; 16.
MAX 32; MAX 64; MAX 128.
Disable
Specify the number of sectors per block for multiple sector
transfer. MAX refers to the size the disk returns when required.
This option cannot be changed when Auto is selected.
LBA Mode Control:
Enabled; Disabled.
Disabled
Enables or disables logical Block Addressing in place of Cylinder,
Head, Sector addressing. This option cannot be changed when
Auto is selected.
Transfer Mode:
Standard, Fast PIO 1; Fast PIO 2;
Fast PIO 3; Fast PIO 4;
Fast PIO 3 / DMA;
Fast PIO 4 / DMA.
Standard
Selects the method for moving data to/from the drive. Autotype
the drive to select the optimum transfer mode. This option
cannot be changed when Auto is selected.
Ultra DMA Mode:
Disabled; Mode 0;
Mode 1; Mode 2.
Disabled
Selects the method for moving data to/from the drive. Autotype
the drive to select the optimum transfer mode. This option
cannot be changed when Auto is selected.
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Memory Cache – Submenu
The Memory Cache submenu provides the ability to enable or disable external cache memory
for your processor. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 51.)
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Memory Cache
L2 Cache:
Exit
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
Enables L2 cache.
Table 4-4 shows the names of the menu fields for
the Memory Cache submenu, all the options for
each field, the default settings and a description
of the field’s function and any special information needed to help understand the field’s use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-4 Memory Cache Submenu of the Main Menu
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Table 4-4 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Memory Cache Submenu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
L2 Cache:
Turns L2 Cache on and off.
Enabled; Disabled.
[Enabled]
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ADVANCED MENU – SETTING
DEVICE FEATURE CONTROLS
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
The Advanced Menu allows you to:
■
Set the I/O addresses for the serial and
parallel ports.
■
Set the communication mode for the
parallel port.
Set the features of the keyboard/mouse.
■
Set an audio function I/O address, interrupt
level and DMA channel.
■
Select between the display panel and an
external CRT display.
■
Enable or disable compensation for
your display.
■
I/O Device Configuration:
Keyboard/Mouse Features:
Multimedia device Configuration:
Video Features:
PCI Configuration:
DMI Event Logging
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Select 'Yes' if
you are using a
plug & play capable
operating system.
[Yes]
[No]
Select 'No' if you
need the BIOS to
configure non-boot
devices.
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
Set PCI parameters.
Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make any changes.
(See page 51.)
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Plug & Play O/S:
Secured Setup Configurations:
▲
■
Item Specific Help
▲
Identify Plug and Play O/S.
▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲
■
Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-5 Advanced Menu
Table 4-5 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Advanced Menu, all of the options for
each field, the default settings and a description
of the field’s function and any special information needed to help understand the field’s use.
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Table 4-5 Field Names, Options and Defaults for the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Plug & Play O/S:
Yes; No.
[Yes]
Identifies whether installed operating system is plug and play.
Secured Setup
Configuration:
Yes; No.
[No]
This allows the Plug and Play operating system to change default
settings. When Yes is selected it will not allow the Plug and Play
operating system to override.
When selected, opens the I/O Device Configuration submenu
which allows the user to modify settings for parallel and serial
ports, the floppy disk controller, and the local bus IDE adapter.
Keyboard/Mouse Features:
When selected, opens the Keyboard/Mouse Features submenu,
with Numlock parameters.
Multimedia Device
Configuration:
When selected, opens the Multimedia Device Configuration
submenu, which allows setting the hardware address and
interrupt levels of audio functions.
Video Features:
When selected, opens the Video Features submenu, which allows
setting of the display parameters, including routing of video
signals to different displays.
PCI Configuration:
When selected, opens the PCI Configuration submenu, which
allows setting of the PCI devices.
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I/O Device Configuration:
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CAUTION
I/O addresses, DMA channels and
Interrupt levels can be entered in various
ways, including via the BIOS setup utility,
the control software for the I/O device, or
the hardware. If any two ports or devices,
serial or parallel, have the same I/O
address assigned your notebook will not
function normally. Please keep a record
of original settings before making any
changes in the event that a restoration is
required. See your hardware and software
documentation as well as the setup utility
to determine settings, limitations, etc.
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I/O Device Configuration
Serial port A:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Serial port B:
Mode:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Base I/O address:
DMA Channel:
Parallel port:
Mode:
Base I/O address:
Interrupt:
Floppy disk controller:
Local Bus IDE adapter:
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[3F8]
[IRQ 4]
[Enabled]
[FIR]
[2E8]
[IRQ 3]
[118]
[DMA 3]
[Enabled]
[Bi-directional]
[378]
[IRQ 7]
[Enabled]
[Both]
Configure serial port A
using options:
[Disabled]
No configuration
[Enabled]
User configuration
[Auto]
BIOS or OS chooses
configuration
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
I/O Device Configuration
Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The I/O Device Configuration submenu
provides the ability to set the I/O addresses and
interrupt levels for the parallel and serial ports,
and disk drive controllers of your notebook.
Advanced
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-6 I/O Device Configuration Submenu
Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make any changes.
(See page 51.)
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The BIOS will warn you if there is a
resource conflict by placing a yellow
asterisk next to the device(s) reporting
a conflict.
Table 4-6 shows the names of the menu
fields for the I/O Device Configuration submenu, all of the options for each field, the
default settings and a description of the
field’s function and any special information
needed to help understand the field’s use.
POINT
To prevent IRQ and address conflicts,
avoid changing the default settings.
If you must change the settings, you
can call 1-800-8FUJITSU for
technical assistance.
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CAUTION
POINT
All I/O addresses in Table 4-6 are
in hexadecimal.
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Table 4-6 Fields, Options and Defaults for the I/O Device Configuration Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Serial Port A:
Disabled; Enabled; Auto.
[Enabled]
Configures the serial port A using either no configuration
(Disabled), a user defined configuration (Enabled), or by
allowing the BIOS or OS to choose the configuration (Auto).
Base I/O address:
3F8, 2F8, 3E8, 2E8.
[3F8]
Allows user to set the serial port base I/O address when port A
is Enabled.
Interrupt:
IRQ3, IRQ 4, IRQ 10, IRQ 11
[IRQ 4]
Set the interrupt for serial port A.
Serial Port B:
Disabled; Enabled; Auto.
[Enabled]
Configures the serial port B using either no configuration
(Disabled), a user defined configuration (Enabled), or by
allowing the BIOS or OS to choose the configuration (Auto).
Mode:
IrDA, FIR.
[FIR]
Set the mode for serial port B.
Base I/O address:
3F8, 2F8, 3E8, 2E8.
[2E8]
Allows user to set the serial port base I/O address when port B
is Enabled.
Interrupt:
IRQ3, IRQ 4, IRQ 10, IRQ 11.
[IRQ 3]
Set the interrupt for serial port B.
Base I/O address:
100, 108, 110, 118.
[118]
DMA Channel:
DMA 1, DMA 3.
[DMA 3 ]
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When Sound is Enabled, this option is available allowing the user
to set the DMA channel for the sound device.
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Parallel port:
Disabled; Enabled; Auto.
[Enabled]
Configures the parallel port using either no configuration
(Disabled), a user defined configuration (Enabled), or by
allowing the BIOS or OS to choose the configuration (Auto).
Mode:
Output Only;
Bi-directional; ECP.
[Bi-directiona1]
When the parallel port is enabled this option is available allowing
the user to set the mode for the parallel port. Bi-directional
allows two-way transfer of information between your notebook
and a connected parallel device. Output Only (Half Duplex)
allows information to be transferred in only one direction, from
your notebook to the printer or similar device. ECP Mode allows
communication with the ECP class of parallel I/O devices.
Base I/O address:
378; 278; 3BC.
[378]
Allows user to set the parallel port base I/O address when the
parallel port is Enabled.
Interrupt:
IRQ 5; IRQ 7.
[IRQ 7]
Allows user to set the parallel port interrupt when the parallel
port is Enabled.
Floppy disk controller:
Disabled; Enabled.
[Enabled]
Enables and disables the floppy disk drive controller for fixed
floppy disk drive port.
Local BusIDE adapter:
Both; Disabled;
Primary; Secondary.
[Both]
Enables and disables the integrated IDE controller.
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Table 4-6 Fields, Options and Defaults for the I/O Device Configuration Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
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Keyboard/Mouse Features Submenu
The Keyboard/Mouse Features submenu is for
setting the parameters of the integrated keyboard. Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 51.)
Table 4-7 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Keyboard/Mouse Feature submenu, the
default settings and a description of the field’s
function and any special information needed to
help understand the field’s use.
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
Keyboard/Mouse Features
Numlock:
[Auto]
Hot Plug:
[Enabled]
Internal Pointing Device: [Auto Disabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Selects Power-on state
for Numlock.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-7 Keyboard Features Submenu
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Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Numlock:
Auto; On; Off.
[Auto]
Sets the NumLock function state when the computer
completes booting.
Hot Plug:
Disabled, Enabled.
[Enabled]
Enables or disables the Keyboard/Mouse Hot Plug functions.
Internal Pointing
Device:
[Always Enabled,
Auto Disabled].
[Auto Disabled]
If Always Enabled is selected, the internal pointing device is
always enabled. If Auto Disabled is selected, the internal pointing
device is disabled when an external pointing device is connected
with the PS/2 port. However, if no external pointing device is
connected, the internal pointing device is enabled.
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Table 4-7 Fields, Options and Defaults of the Keyboard Submenu of the Advanced Menu
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Multimedia Device Configuration Submenu
The Multimedia Device Configuration submenu is for setting the features of the built-in
audio functions. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 51.)
Table 4-8 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Multimedia Device Configuration submenu, all of the options for each field, the
default settings and a description of the field’s
function and any special information needed
to help understand the field’s use.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
Multimedia Device Configuration
Multimedia device
Sound:
Base I/O address:
FM I/O address:
Interrupt:
DMA channel:
DMA channel:
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[220-22F]
[388-38B]
[IRQ 5]
[DMA 1]
[DMA 5]
Configure
Multimedia devices
POINT
All I/O addresses in Table 4-8 are
in hexadecimal.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-8 Multimedia Device Configuration Submenu
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Sound:
Disabled; Enabled; Auto.
[Enabled]
Allows BIOS support for sound to be enabled or disabled. When
set to Auto, the BIOS or OS will choose the proper sound configuration settings and some of the following items will not appear.
Base I/O address:
220-22F; 240-24F;
260-26F; 280-28F.
[220-22F]
When Sound is Enabled, this option is available allowing the user
to set the base I/O address for the sound device.
FM I/O address:
388-38B; 38C-38F;
390-393; 394-397.
[388-38B]
When Sound is Enabled, this option is available allowing the user
to set the base I/O address for the FM device.
Interrupt:
IRQ 5; IRQ 7; IRQ 9;
IRQ 10; IRQ 11.
[IRQ 5]
When Sound is Enabled, this option is available allowing the user
to set the interrupt for the sound device.
1st DMA channel:
DMA 0; DMA 1;
DMA 3; DMA 5.
[DMA 1]
When Sound is Enabled, this option is available allowing the user
to set the DMA channel for the sound device.
2nd DMA channel:
DMA 0; DMA 1;
DMA 3; DMA 5.
[DMA 5]
When Sound is Enabled, this option is available allowing the user
to set the DMA channel for the sound device.
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Table 4-8 Fields, Options and Defaults of the Multimedia Device Configuration Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Multimedia Device:
Disable, Enabled.
[Enabled]
Configures multimedia devices.
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Video Features Submenu
The Video Features Submenu is for setting the
display parameters. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 51.)
Table 4-9 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Video Features submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Video Features
Display
Compensation:
[Flat-Panel]
[Disabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
Select display terminal.
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Item Specific Help
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-9 Video Features Submenu
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Display:
Flat-Panel; CRT;
Simultaneous.
[Flat-Panel]
Selects where the video signal will be routed.
Compensation:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Enables or disables compensation which controls spacing
on the display.
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Table 4-9 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Video Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
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Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
PCI Configuration
▲
PCI Configuration Submenu
of the Advanced Menu
The PCI Configuration Submenu is for setting
the interrupt options for legacy ISA devices.
Follow the instructions for Navigating Through
the Setup Utility to make any changes.
(See page 51.)
IRQ Reservation
Reserve specific IRQs
for use by legacy ISA
devices.
Table 4-10 shows the names of the menu fields
for the PCI Configuration submenu, all the
options for each field and a description of the
field’s function and any special information
needed to help understand the field’s use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-10 PCI Configuration Submenu
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IRQ Reservation:
Selects the IRQ
Reservation Submenu.
—
Description
This menu allows you to set aside interrupt levels for
legacy ISA devices.
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Table 4-10 Fields, Options and Defaults for the PCI Configuration Submenu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Exiting from the Advanced Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters
on the Advanced Menu, you can either exit
from setup utility or move to another menu.
If you wish to exit from setup utility, press the
Esc key to go to the Exit menu. If you wish to
move to another menu, use the cursor keys.
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IRQ Reservation Submenu
of the PCI Configuration Submenu
The IRQ Reservation submenu of the PCI
Configuration submenu allows the user to mark
various IRQs as reserved for use by legacy ISA
devices. When an IRQ is reserved, the BIOS
does not use it for embedded PCI or ISA
devices. Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make any changes.
(See page 51.)
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
IRQ Reservation
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
IRQ
3:
4:
5:
7:
9:
10:
11:
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
Reserve the specified
IRQ for use by legacy
ISA devices.
Table 4-11 shows the names of the menu fields
for the IRQ Reservation submenu of the PCI
Configuration submenu, all of the options for
each field, the default settings and a description
of the field’s function and any special information needed to help understand the field’s use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-11 IRQ Reservation Submenu
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Table 4-11 Fields, Options and Defaults for the IRQ Reservation Submenu of the of the PCI Configuration Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Options
Default
Description
IRQ 3:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Reserves IRQ 3. If Reserved is selected, the BIOS reserves IRQ 3
for use by legacy ISA devices and does not use it for embedded
PCI or ISA devices. IRQ 3 is removed from the IRQ bitmap in
the PCI IRQ routing table.
IRQ 4:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Reserves IRQ 4.
IRQ 5:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Reserves IRQ 5.
IRQ 7:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Reserves IRQ 7.
IRQ 9:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Reserves IRQ 9.
IRQ 10:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Reserves IRQ 10.
IRQ 11:
Available; Reserved.
[Available]
Reserves IRQ 11.
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Menu Field
CAUTION
Only IRQ's 9, 10, & 11 can be reserved
without conflict.
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DMI Event Logging Submenu
of the Advanced Menu
The DMI Event Logging Submenu is for setting
up the logs DMI event logging. Follow the
instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See page 51.)
Table 4-12 shows the names of the menu fields
for the DMI Event Logging submenu, all the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
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Power Savings
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Item Specific Help
DMI Event Logging
Event log capacity:
Event log validity:
Space Available
Valid
'Yes' clears all DMI
event logs at next boot.
The value is reset to
'No' after clearing
logs.
Clear all DMI event logs: [No]
Event Logging:
System Boot Event:
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-12 DMI Event Logging Submenu
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Table 4-12 Fields, options and Defaults for the DMI Event Logging Submenu
Options
Default
Description
Event log capacity:
Display only.
[Space Available]
Event log validity:
Display only.
[Valid]
Clear all DMI event logs:
Yes; No.
[No]
A Yes selection causes the event logs to clear at the next boot.
Once the logs are cleared this automatically sets to No until reset
to yes by selecting yes here.
Event Logging:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Enabled]
Turns event logging on and off for all DMI events.
System Boot Event:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Turns event logging on and off for DMI system boot events.
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SECURITY MENU – SETTING THE
SECURITY FEATURES
The Security menu allows you to set up the
data security features of your notebook to fit
your operating needs and to view the current
data security configuration. Follow the instructions for Navigating Through the Setup Utility
to make any changes. (See page 51.)
Table 4-13 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Security menu, all of the options for
each field, the default settings and a description of the field's function and any special
information needed to help understand the
field's use. The default condition is no passwords required and no write protection.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Exit
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
[Enter]
[Enter]
Diskette access:
Password on boot:
Power Management Security
[All]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Fixed disk boot sector:
[Normal]
Fixed disk secuity
Primary Master:
Secondary Master:
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-13 Security Menu
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If you set a password, write it down and
keep it in a safe place. If you forget the
password you will have to contact your
support representative to regain access
to your secured functions and data.
CAUTION
Entering a password incorrectly 3 times
in a row will cause the keyboard and
mouse to be locked out and the warning
[System Disabled] to be displayed. If
this happens restart the computer by
turning off and on the power with the
power button and use the correct
password on reboot.
POINT
If you make an error when re-entering
the password a [Warning] will be
displayed on the screen. To try again
press the Enter key and then retype the
password. Press the Esc key to abort
the password setting process.
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POINT
CAUTION
If the Power Management Security is
Enabled and the Password on Boot is
Disabled you will not be able to resume
operation from the Suspend or Save-toDisk modes.
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Table 4-13 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Security Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Supervisor Password is:
—
Clear.
Description
A display-only field. Set is displayed when the system
supervisor password is set and Clear when it is not.
User Password is:
—
Clear.
A display-only field. Set is displayed when the general user
password is set, and Clear when it is not.
Set Supervisor Password:
[Enter]
—
Sets, changes or cancels the Supervisor Password. The Supervisor
Password may be up to eight characters long. To cancel a
password press the Enter key instead of entering characters
in the Enter New Password field and in the Re-enter New
Password field. When a Supervisor Password is set it must be used
to access the BIOS setup utility.
Set User Password:
[Enter]
—
(This field can only be accessed if the Supervisor Password is set.)
Sets, changes or cancels the User Password. The User Password
may be up to eight characters long, and is not case sensitive.
To cancel a password press the Enter key instead of entering
characters in the Enter New Password field and in the Re-enter
New Password field. When a User Password is set it must be used
to access the BIOS setup utility.
Diskette access:
All; Supervisor Only.
All.
Sets the floppy disk access to be secured for access only with
Supervisor's password or by all users with a password. The default
is all users with a password.
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Description
Password on boot:
Enabled; Disabled.
Disabled.
When set to Enabled, a password (User or Supervisor) is required
after the Power On Self Test (POST) before the operating system
will be read from a disk. When set to Disabled no password is
required. If no Supervisor Password is set this feature is not
available and no password is required.
Power Management
Security:
Enabled; Disabled.
Disabled.
When set to Enabled, a password, is required upon Resume from
Suspend or Save-to-Disk Mode.
Fixed disk boot sector:
Normal; Write Protect.
[Normal]
Write protects boot sector on hard disk to protect against viruses.
Primary Master:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
When set to Enabled, a password (User or Supervisor) is required
to access data on the disk drive on the Primary Master interface.
Secondary Master:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
When set to Enabled, a password (User or Supervisor) is required
to access data on the Secondary Master interface.
Fixed disk security:
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Menu Field
Options
Default
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POINT
Boot sector protection must be set to
[Normal] to install or upgrade an
operating system.
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Exiting from the Security Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters
on the Security Menu, you can either exit from
setup utility or move to another menu. If you
wish to exit from setup utility, press the Esc key
to go to the Exit Menu. If you wish to move to
another menu, use the cursor keys.
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POWER MENU –
SETTING POWER MANAGEMENT
FEATURE CONTROLS
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Item Specific Help
Table 4-14 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Power menu, all of the options for each
field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information
needed to help understand the field's use.
Power Savings:
Hard Disk Timeout:
Video Timeout:
Idle Mode:
Standby Timeout:
Auto Suspend Timeout:
[Customized]
[Off]
[Off]
[On]
[4 Minutes]
[15 Minutes]
Suspend Mode:
Auto Save To Disk:
[Suspend]
[Off]
Resume On Modem Ring:
Resume On Time:
Resume Time:
[Off]
[Off]
[00:00:00]
▲
Select Power Management
Mode. Choosing modes
changes system power
management settings.
Maximum Power Savings
conserves the greatest
amount of system power
while Maximum
Performance conserves
power but allows
greatest system
performance. To alter
these setting, choose
Customize. To turn off
power management,
choose Disable.
Advanced Features
POINT
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
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The Power menu allows you to set and change
the power management parameters. Follow the
instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See page 51.)
Most power management parameters
which are BIOS related can be set from
PMSet 98 and the Power Management
control panel. Changing PMSet's own
options and settings does not change
what is stored in the CMOS memory.
Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-14 Power Menu
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Table 4-14 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Power Menu
Menu Field
Power Savings:
Options
Customized; Maximum
Power Savings; Maximum
Performance, Disabled.
Default
[Customized]
Description
Sets the power savings parameters to a factory installed
combination of parameters, a custom set of parameters set by
you or no power saving features.
Hard Disk Timeout:
30 seconds to
20 minutes; Off.
[Off]
Sets the length of time that the hard drive can be inactive before
your notebook automatically turns off the power to the hard
drive controller and drive motor. If you choose a factory installed
combination of parameters this field will display the setting. If
you choose to customize the parameters you will be able to set
this yourself. The options available vary from Off, which has no
inactivity shutoff, to 20 minutes.
Video Timeout:
2 minutes to
20 minutes; Off.
[Off]
Sets the length of time without any user input device activity
before the display is turned off. If you choose a factory combina
tion of parameters, this field will display the setting. If you choose
to customize the parameters, you will be able to set this yourself.
Off has no inactivity shutoff.
Idle Mode:
On; Off.
[On]
Turns on and off the slow down of the CPU during periods of
inactivity. When this is turned on the CPU clock slows by the
amount set in the Advanced submenu when there is no activity
for 16 seconds or more. Normal speed resumes automatically as
soon as there is any activity.
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Description
Sets the length of time without any user input device activity
before the CPU is set to half speed and the display and the hard
drive are turned off. If you choose a factory combination of
parameters this field will display the setting. If you choose to
customize the parameters you will be able to set this yourself.
Auto Suspend Timeout:
5 to 60 minutes; Off.
[15 Minutes]
Sets the length of time without any I/O activity before your notebook goes into Suspend mode. If you choose a factory combination
of parameters, this field will display that setting. If you choose to
customize the parameters you will be able to set this yourself. Off
has no inactivity suspension.
Suspend Mode:
Suspend; Save-to-Disk.
[Suspend]
Sets the form of suspension state. If you choose Suspend, you will
suspend operation with power to system memory, and everything
else powered down or in a very low power state. If you choose
Save-to-Disk your notebook will save all of system memory and
the operating parameters to the hard drive before turning your
notebook to the pseudo-off condition. Save-to-Disk will not
operate if the Resume On Modem Ring feature has been selected.
Auto Save to Disk:
Off; After 1 Hour.
[Off]
When set to After 1 Hour your notebook will automatically save all of system memory and the operating
parameters to the hard drive and go to the pseudo-off after
being in Suspend mode for a period of time.
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Table 4-14 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Power Menu.
Menu Field
Options
Default
Standby Timeout:
1 minute to
[4 Minutes]
16 minutes; Off.
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Table 4-14 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Power Menu.
Menu Field
Options
Default
Resume On
On; Off.
[Off]
Modem Ring:
Description
Sets whether or not to Resume from a suspension state when a
message is received by telephone line. If this option is selected, the
Save-to-Disk option will not operate. This feature applies to
internal and external modems.
Resume On Time:
On; Off.
[Off]
Sets whether or not to resume from a suspension state at a
designated time. This feature is available from either the Suspend
mode or the Save-to-Disk mode.
Resume Time:
—
[00:00:00]
Sets the designated time, on a 24-hour clock, when the notebook
is to automatically resume operation from the Suspend state.
The format of the clock setting is hours:minutes:seconds. Each
segment of the time is set separately, either by incrementing or by
typing in the numbers. You move between the segments with the
Tab key or the Shift+Tab keys. This only applies when Resume on
Time is set to On.
Advanced Features:
—
—
When selected, opens the Advanced Features submenu which
allows setting additional power saving parameters.
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When resuming from a Save-to-Disk
suspension there will be a delay while
the contents of system memory and
operating parameters are loaded from
the hard drive.
CAUTION
In Save-to-Disk mode there is no
indication on the Status Indicator to let
you know you are suspended rather than
shut off from the power button.
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Table 4-14 Factory Installed Values for Power Saving Profiles
Hard Disk Timeout
Video Timeout
Idle Mode
Standby Timeout
Auto Suspend
Timeout
Customized (Default):
Off.
Off.
On.
4 Minutes.
15 Minutes.
Maximum
Power Savings:
30 Seconds.
2 Minutes.
On.
1 Minute.
5 Minutes.
Maximum
Performance:
Off.
Off.
Off.
Off.
15 Minutes.
Disabled:
Off.
Off.
Off.
Off.
Off.
2 Minutes.
1 Minute.
On.
1 Minute.
5 Minutes.
Note: This configuration
is a sample modified profile,
it does not appear as a
default in the BIOS.
Customized:
(To get even better battery
life keep the display and
volume settings as low as
possible and use the
custom setting to set
the parameters as shown.)
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Table 4-15 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Video Features submenu, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and
a description of the field's function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field's use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Power
Advanced Features
SUS/RES Switch:
Lid Closure Suspend:
Lid Open Resume:
APM CPU Idle Mode:
Serial Mouse Activity:
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[On]
[On]
[Low Power]
[Disabled]
Set the SUS/RES Switch.
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Advanced Features Submenu
of the Power Menu
The Advanced Features submenu is for setting
some non-time related power saving parameters. Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make any
changes. (See page 51.)
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-15 Advanced Features Submenu
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Table 4-15 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Advanced Features Submenu of the Power Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
SUS/RES Switch:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Enabled]
Sets the function of the Power button when your notebook
is in an active state. The resume function can not be
disabled as it works regardless of any other settings.
Lid Closure Suspend:
On; Off.
[On]
Enables and disables having closure of the Display panel put your
notebook in Suspend mode.
Lid Open Resume:
On; Off.
[On]
Enables and disables having opening the Display panel acting as
an automatic resume.
APM CPU Idle Mode:
Low Power; Standard.
[Low Power]
Sets the CPU speed during Idle mode.
Serial Mouse Activity:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Enables and disables having activity on the serial port cause the
system to reactivate from inactivity timeouts.
Exiting from the Power Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters
on the Power menu, you can either exit from the
Setup utility or move to another menu. If you
wish to exit from Setup Utility press the Esc key
to go to the Exit menu. If you wish to move to
another menu, use the cursor keys.
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BOOT MENU – SELECTING THE
OPERATING SYSTEM SOURCE
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power
Boot
Info
Exit
Item Specific Help
QuickBoot Mode:
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen:
▲
The Boot Menu is used to select the order
in which the BIOS searches sources for the
operating system. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 51.)
Main
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Boot Device Priority
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Table 4-16 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Boot menu, all of the options for each
field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information
needed to help understand the field's use.
Allows the system to
skip certain tests
while booting. This
will decrease the
time needed to boot
the system.
Select Item -/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
Select Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-16 Boot Menu
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Table 4-16 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Boot Menu
Menu Field
Options
QuickBoot Mode:
Enabled; Disabled; Auto.
Default
[Enabled]
Description
Turns on and off booting with a truncated set of Power On Self
Test. (Fewer tests mean faster turn on.)
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen:
Enabled; Disabled.
[Disabled]
Turns on and off display of test results instead of Fujitsu logo
screen during Power On Self Test.
Boot Device Priority:
Selects the Boot Device
Priority submenu.
–—
This menu allows setting up the source for the operating system.
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Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Boot Device Priority:
[Diskette Drive]
[Hard Drive]
[ATAPI CD-ROM Drive]
➞
1.
2.
3.
Item Specific Help
Use < > or < > to
highlight a device,
then <+> or <space>
to move it up the list,
or <-> to move it down
the list. Press <Esc>
to exit this menu.
Table 4-17 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Boot Device Priority submenu, a
description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
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Main
➞
The Boot Device Priority
Submenu of the Boot Menu
The Boot Device Priority Submenu is for setting the order of checking of sources for the
operating system. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 51.)
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-17 Boot Device Priority Submenu
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Table 4-17 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Boot Device Priority
Menu Field
1. Diskette Drive:
Options
–—
Default
–—
2. Hard Drive:
–—
–—
3. ATAPI CD-ROM Drive:
–—
–—
Exiting from Boot Menu
When you have finished setting the boot
parameters with the Boot menu, you can
either exit from the setup utility or move to
another menu. If you wish to exit from the
setup utility press the Esc key to go to the Exit
menu. If you wish to move to another menu,
use the cursor keys.
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Description
The boot selections determine the order in which the BIOS
searches for the operating system during a startup sequence. To
change the order highlight one source by using the up Õ, down
Ô cursor keys and then press the + or - key to change the order
number for that source. Be sure to save your changed order when
you exit the BIOS setup utility.
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INFO MENU – DISPLAYING BASIC
SYSTEM INFORMATION
Main
The Info menu is a display only menu that
provides the configuration information for
your notebook. Follow the instructions for
Navigating Through the Setup Utility to make
any changes. (See page 51.)
BIOS Version:
BIOS Date:
BIOS Area:
1.20
03/10/1999
E800h - FFFFh
CPU Type:
Pentium II(R) OR Intel(R)
Celeron(TM) processor
333 MHz
32 KB
256 KB OR 128 KB
Info
Item Specific Help
CPU Speed:
L1 Cache:
L2 Cache:
Total Memory:
On Board:
DIMM:
Asset Number:
64 MB OR 32 MB
64 MB SDRAM OR 32 MB SDRAM
Not Installed
None
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
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Table 4-18 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Info menu, the default settings and a
description of the field’s function and any
special information needed to help understand
the field’s use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Advanced
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-18 Info Menu
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Table 4-18 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Info Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
BIOS Version:
–—
1.20.
BIOS Date:
–—
03/10/1999.
BIOS Area:
–—
E800h – FFFFh.
CPU Type:
–—
Pentium II (R)(C360) or Intel(R) Celeron(TM)(C352).
CPU Speed:
–—
333 MHz.
L1 Cache:
–—
32 KB.
L2 Cache:
–—
256 KB(C360) or 128 KB(C352).
Total Memory:
–—
64 MB(C360) or 32 MB(C352).
On Board:
–—
64 MB(C360) or 32 MB SDRAM(C352).
DIMM:
–—
Not Installed.
Asset Number:
–—
None.
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EXIT MENU – LEAVING
THE SETUP UTILITY
The Exit Menu is used to leave the setup
utility. Follow the instructions for Navigating
Through the Setup Utility to make any
changes. (See page 51.)
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
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Table 4-19 shows the names of the menu fields
for the Exit menu, a description of the field's
function and any special information needed
to help understand the field's use.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4-19 Exit Menu
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Table 4-19 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Exit Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Exit Saving Changes:
–—
–—
Selecting Exit Saving Changes will store all the entries on every
menu of the setup utility to the BIOS memory and then exit
the setup utility. A setup confirmation message Save
Configuration Changes and Exit Now?
[Yes] [No] will be displayed.
Exit Discarding Changes:
–—
–—
Selecting Exit Discarding Changes will exit the setup utility with
out writing to the BIOS memory. When the BIOS recognizes this
selection it will load the operating system and begin operation.
A message setup warning: Configuration has not
been saved! Save before exiting? [Yes][No]
will be displayed.
Load Setup Default:
–—
–—
Selecting Load Setup Default will load the factory preset default
values for all setup items, then display the message setup
Load Default Configuration now? [Yes] [No]
When confirmed the setup utility will return to the Exit Menu.
To return to another menu follow the directions in the Navigating
Through the Setup Utility Section. (See page 51.)
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Table 4-19 Fields, Options and Defaults for the Exit Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Discard Changes:
–—
–—
Save Changes:
–—
–—
Description
Load previous values from CMOS for all setup items. Display
the following message: Load previous configuration
now? [Yes] [No]
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Selecting Save Changes will cause the new settings in all menus
to be written to the BIOS memory. Save Configuration
Changes now? [Yes] [No] When confirmed the setup
utility will return to the Exit menu. To return to another menu,
follow the directions in the Navigating Through the Setup Utility
section. (See page 51.)
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SETTING UP YOUR
SAVE-TO-DISK FILE ALLOCATION
Your notebook comes with an allocation of space
on the internal hard drive adequate to operate the
Save-to-Disk function for the amount of memory
installed at the factory. If you add a memory
upgrade module or do not use the Save-to-Disk
function and wish to free up the disk space, you
will need to change your allocation. The utility to
change the allocations is PHDISK.EXE and is
activated from the MS-DOS prompt.
5. Find out how much space is needed to
perform the Save-to-Disk function with
Discard Charges: Load previous values from
CMOS for all setup items.
To find out how much space is needed to perform the Save-to-Disk function with the current memory configuration and how much
unused space is available on the internal hard
drive, do the following:
1. Restart your notebook in MS-DOS mode.
PHDISK allows you to perform five different
functions related to the Save-to-Disk space on
your internal hard drive. They are:
2. At the DOS prompt type
CD C:\Fujitsu
1. Allocate a space for the Save-to-Disk function.
4. Press the Enter key.
2. Remove all space allocation for the
Save-to-Disk function.
The screen will display the amount disk space
needed to perform the Save-to-Disk function
with the current memory configuration and
how much unused space is available on the
internal hard drive.
3. Find out details about the hard drive and the
current Save-to-Disk space allocation.
4. Re-allocate space and mark bad blocks in the
space allocated to the Save-to-Disk function
when a disk error has occurred.
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3. Type PHDISK
To find out details about the hard drive and
the current Save-to-Disk space allocation, do
the following:
1. Restart your notebook in MS-DOS mode.
2. At the DOS prompt type
CD C:\Fujitsu
3. Type PHDISK /INFO
4. Press the Enter key.
5. The screen will display the size of the space
currently allocated to the Save-to-Disk function and other parameters about the space
and the hard drive.
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If you have just installed a new Memory
Upgrade Module, or have a read or write error
while going into Save-to-Disk mode, you will
need to reset your Save-to-Disk parameters.
5. At the C:\>fujitsu prompt, type
phdisk /delete /file, then
press Enter.
To reset the Save-to Disk parameters, use the
procedure below.
7. When the Fujitsu Logo appears on your
screen press F8 immediately, before the
Windows 98 banner appears on the screen.
1. From the Shut Down menu, please select
the restart option.
2. When the Fujitsu Logo appears on your
screen press F8 immediately, before the
Windows 98 banner appears on the screen.
3. Select 6. Command prompt only, then
press Enter.
Never use PARTITION in place of FILE
with the PHDISK Utility or you will
reformat your internal hard drive and all
data, applications and operating system
will be destroyed.
8. At the C:\> prompt, type cd fujitsu,
then press Enter.
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Resetting the Save-to-Disk Parameters:
6. Then press any key to restart the computer.
CAUTION
9. At the C:\>fujitsu prompt, type
phdisk /create /file, then
press Enter.
10. Then press any key to restart the computer.
4. At the C:\> prompt, type
cd fujitsu, then press Enter.
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User Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Parallel Port Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Serial Port Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Stereo Line In Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Telephone Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Mouse, Keyboard, or Keypad . . . . . . . . 111
External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Theft Prevention Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . 112
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SECTION FIVE
■
A headphone jack on the right side of your
notebook allows you to connect headphones
or powered speakers.
This section describes how to install and remove
equipment for each of the expansion features.
■
A PS/2 port on the right side of your notebook allows you to connect an external
mouse, keyboard or numeric keypad.
■
A USB port in the back of your notebook
allows you to connect a Universal Serial
Bus device.
Lithium ion Battery
Your Lithium ion battery is durable and long
lasting but should not be exposed to extreme
temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or
other hazards.
■
An Modem(RJ-11) jack in the back of your
notebook allows you to connect a telephone
line to the internal modem.
■
A serial port in the back of your notebook
allows you to connect serial devices, such
as RS-232C pointing devices or modems.
■
A parallel port in the back of your notebook
allows you to connect a parallel printer,
photo or text scanner, etc.
■
An external monitor port in the back of
your notebook allows you to connect an
external monitor.
USER INSTALLABLE FEATURES
Your LifeBook C Series has a number of user
installable features:
■
■
■
■
■
A Battery bay on the underside of your notebook allows you to replace the internal
Lithium ion battery with a second one.
PC Card slots in the left side panel of your
notebook allow you to install PC Cards,
IC memory cards (SRAM card) or Zoomed
Video cards (Slot 1 only).
A compartment under the keyboard of your
notebook allows you to install a memory
upgrade module.
A microphone jack on the right side of
your notebook allows you to connect
a mono microphone.
A stereo line in jack on the right side of your
notebook allows you to connect a sound
source such as a cassette recorder.
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LITHIUM ION BATTERY
Warm Swapping
Your C Series notebook comes equipped with
a bridge battery. A bridge battery allows a
charged Lithium ion battery to be exchanged
for a discharged one by "warm-swapping".
To warm-swap, have a charged battery ready to
install, put your notebook in Suspend mode,
remove the low battery and quickly insert the
charged battery. The bridge battery capacity is
not large, and can vary with the condition of
your notebook, so you will have 3 minutes at
the most to make the change.
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Replacing the Battery
The battery is installed in the battery bay on the
underside of your notebook. (See Figure 5-1.)
With the purchase of an additional battery, you
can have a fully charged spare to swap with one
that is not charged. To swap batteries, have a
charged battery ready to install and follow the
steps below:
F e a t u r e s
6. Insert a new battery by placing it in the bay
with the connector end up and then lay it flat.
7. Slide the new battery onto the connector.
8. Replace the battery bay cover making sure it
locks in place.
CAUTION
If the Lithium ion battery connector is not
fully seated, you may not be able to use
your notebook or charge your battery.
9. Press the Power button to resume from
suspend mode if you are warm-swapping, or
to power on your notebook if cold-swapping.
Batteries should be removed and stored
separately in a cool dry place if your notebook
is not going to be used for an extended period
of time.
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Batteries can, of course, also be "cold-swapped",
i.e. with the notebook powered off and the AC
adapter disconnected. In this case there is not
time limit.
I n s t a l l a b l e
1. Press the Power button to put the notebook
into suspend mode. (Or shut down your
notebook and disconnect the AC adapter if
you wish to cold-swap.)
2. Close your display and turn your notebook
over on a flat surface.
3. Detach the cover of the battery bay.
4. Slide the battery pack away from the connector.
5. Remove the battery from the bay by tilting it
upwards and taking it out of the bay.
Figure 5-1 Replacing the Battery
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■
Zoomed Video cards (Type II, bottom
slot only).
■
ATA cards (Type III).
■
Other PC Cards that conform to PCMCIA
2.1 or CardBus standards.
POINT
Under federal, state or local law it may be
illegal to dispose of batteries by putting
them in the trash. Please take care of our
environment and dispose of batteries
properly. Check with your local government authority for details regarding recycling or disposing of your old battery, or
contact your support representative at
1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487).
PC CARDS
PC Cards perform a wide variety of functions,
and are ideal for mobile computers.
For further information, refer to the instructions supplied with your PC Card.
Caring for PC Cards
PC Cards are durable; however, you must treat
them with care. The documentation supplied
with your PC Card will provide specific information but you should pay attention to the
following points:
■
Some available PC Cards:
■
Fax/data modem cards (Type II).
■
Local area network (LAN) cards (Type II).
■
■
■
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.
Wireless LAN cards (Type II).
■
Keep the cards dry.
IDE solid-state disk cards (Type II).
■
Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not
place heavy objects on top of them.
SCSI cards (Type II).
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■
Do not force cards into the slot.
■
Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them
to excessive vibration.
Installing PC Cards in Your Notebook
PC cards are installed in the PC Card slots in the
left side panel of your notebook. Some PC Cards
will not work when all possible devices are
enabled. If a PC Card is not recognized, you
may need to open the Control panel, the System
folder, and then the Device Manager, and choose
a device to disable so that the resources can be
used by the PC Card.
CAUTION
Do not insert a PC Card into a slot if there
is water or any other substance on the
card; you may permanently damage the
card, your notebook, or both.
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To install a PC Card:
1. See your PC Card manual for instructions on
installation of that specific card.
I n s t a l l a b l e
F e a t u r e s
6. When the card is installed, lock it in place
by sliding the Lock button toward the front
of your notebook. (Figure 5-2.)
2. Make sure that there is not already a PC
Card in the slot. If there is, eject it, as
described in Removing PC Cards.
CAUTION
Installing or removing a card while your
notebook is in the process of going
through the power on or power off
sequence may damage the card and/or
your notebook.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Some PC Cards can only be installed or
removed with the power Off. Please check
the card documentation for correct usage.
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Windows 98 has a shutdown procedure
for PC Cards that must be followed
before beginning to remove a card.
3. Insert the PC Card in the card slot, with the
product name label facing up. (Figure 5-2.)
4. When the PC Card is fully inserted, the eject
button will pop out.
5. Flip this button toward the front of your
notebook to fold it out of the way.
Figure 5-2 Installing and Removing a PC Card
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Removing PC Cards
If you wish to remove or replace the PC Card,
use the following procedure:
1. Close applications that are using the
PC Card.
2. Double-click on the PC Card indicator on
the Windows taskbar.
From the PC Card Properties Window:
3. Select the card to be removed and click
on the Stop button.
4. Verify that the You can safely remove
your card message appears.
5. Remove the card.
6. If the device cannot be removed
message appears, save all files, close all
applications, and exit Windows 98 then
shutoff the power with the power switch.
(See Power Off on pages 20-21.)
7. Remove the card.
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CAUTION
If the PC Card has an external connector
and cable, do not pull on this cable when
removing the card.
MICROPHONE
Make sure that your mono microphone is
equipped with an 1/8" (3.5 mm) mono miniplug. Make sure the plug is aligned and push it
into the jack until fully seated. (See Figure 1-5
on page 7.)
PARALLEL PORT DEVICES
STEREO LINE IN DEVICE
To connect a parallel interface device to the parallel port, be sure that the connector is the right
size and aligned, then push in until it is fully
seated. When it is seated, tighten the hold-down
screw on each end of the connector.
(See Figure 1-6 on page 8.)
Make sure that your stereo line in audio device,
a cassette recorder, for example, is equipped
with an 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. Make
sure the plug is aligned and push it into the jack
until fully seated. (See Figure 1-5 on page 7.)
SERIAL PORT DEVICES
Make sure that your stereo headphones are
equipped with an 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo miniplug. Make sure the plug is aligned and push
it into the jack until fully seated.
(See Figure 1-5 on page 7.)
To connect an RS-232C device to the serial
port, be sure that the connector is the right size
and aligned, then push in until it is fully seated.
When it is seated, tighten the hold-down screw
on each end of the connector.
(See Figure 1-6 on page 8.)
USB DEVICES
When installing a device on the USB Port, be
sure that the connector is the right size, aligned,
and fully seated. (See Figure 1-6 on page 8.)
HEADPHONES
POINT
Plugging in headphones disables the
built-in stereo speakers.
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TELEPHONE LINES
MOUSE, KEYBOARD OR KEYPAD
EXTERNAL MONITOR
To attach a telephone line to the internal
modem open the rear panel connector cover or
with the cover closed slide the panel in the connector cover slightly opened to reveal the
Modem(RJ-11) jack. Plug one end of the telephone cable into the telephone line outlet.
Orient the telephone cable with the release latch
on the connector up. Push it into the jack until
it clicks and latches. (See Figure 1-6 on page 8.)
Make sure the connector on your device is
the correct PS/2 type. Align the arrow on the
connector to point to the bottom of your notebook and push it in until the connector seats.
A mouse, keyboard or keypad may be installed
and automatically recognized by your notebook
without restarting or changing setups.
(See Figure 1-5 on page 7.)
You may install an external monitor on the
external monitor port on the rear panel of your
notebook. Make sure that the wide side of the
connector is up and attach it to the port by
pushing in until it is seated, then tighten the
hold-down screw on each end of the connector.
(See Figure 1-6 on page 8.)
CAUTION
The internal modem is not intended for
use with Digital PBX systems. Do not
connect the internal modem to a digital
PBX as it may cause serious damage to
the internal modem or your entire notebook. Consult your PBX manufacturer’s
documentation for details. Some hotels
have Digital PBX systems. Be sure to find
out BEFORE you connect your modem.
CAUTION
Pressing F10 while holding down the Fn
key allows you to change your selection
of where to send your display video. Each
time you press the combination of keys
you will step to the next choice. The
choices, in order, are: built-in display panel
only, external monitor only, or both built-in
display panel and external monitor.
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THEFT PREVENTION LOCK
MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE
A physical security system lock can be installed
on the left rear panel of your notebook. (See
Figure 1-6 on page 8 for the location of the lock
slot.) Simply insert the key end of your security
system in the slot, rotate 90 degrees and lock.
Your notebook has 64MB(C360) or
32MB(C352) of installed SDRAM. To increase
your memory capacity, you may install a memory upgrade module in the memory upgrade
compartment under the keyboard of your
notebook. The memory upgrade module is a
dual-in-line memory module (DIMM). You
may add modules of different capacity. SDRAM
modules are required.
CAUTION
Never remove screws except the ones
specifically shown in the directions for
installing and removing the memory
upgrade module.
Figure 5-3 Opening the Memory Upgrade Compartment
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2. Open and remove the keyboard lock covers
on both sides of the keyboard, and remove
the screws. (Figure 5-3.)
3. Open the keyboard slowly, using the lift tabs
on either side, which were uncovered in
Step two. (Figure 5-3.)
CAUTION
The memory upgrade module can be
severely damaged by electro-static
discharge (ESD). Be sure you are
properly grounded when handling
and installing the module.
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4. Align the memory upgrade module with the
chip side up. Align the connector edge of the
memory upgrade module with the connector
slot in the compartment. The connector will
be pointing toward you. (Figure 5-4.)
5. Insert the memory upgrade module at a
45° angle. (Figure 5-4.) Press the connector
edge of the module firmly down and into
the connector.
6. Press the memory upgrade module down
into the compartment until it lodges under
the retaining clip. You will hear a click when
it is properly in place.
Figure 5-4 Installing a Memory Upgrade Module
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To Install a Memory Upgrade Module:
1. Shut Down your notebook (see Power Off on
pages 20-21) and remove any power adapter
(AC or auto/airline).
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7. Close the keyboard –making sure that the
tabs at the back seat properly into their slots–
until flush with your notebook. (Figure 5-5.)
8. Replace the screws and the keyboard
lock covers.
Figure 5-5 Closing the Memory Upgrade Compartment
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The memory upgrade module is not something
you routinely remove from your notebook.
Once it is installed, you should leave it in
place unless you want to increase system
memory capacity.
CAUTION
Before you install or remove the memory
upgrade module, save changes and close
all files and turn power off to your notebook. (See Power Off on pages 20-21.)
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 page 115)
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To Remove a Memory Upgrade Module:
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of To Install a
Memory Upgrade Module.
2. Pull the clips sideways away from each
side of the memory upgrade module at
the same time.
3. While holding the clips out, remove the
module from the slot by lifting it up and
pulling towards the front of your notebook.
4. Store the memory upgrade module in a static
guarded sleeve.
5. Close the keyboard by following the instructions in steps 7 and 8 of the instructions
for To Install a Memory Upgrade Module.
Checking the Computer
Recognition of New Memory Capacity
When you have changed system memory
capacity by adding or removing a memory
upgrade module, be sure to check that your
notebook has recognized all of the memory.
You can check memory capacity by looking at
the Main menu of the setup utility:
1. Turn on power using the power switch.
2. Enter the setup utility by pressing the F2 key
as soon as the Fujitsu logo appears on the
screen. (See page 49.)
3. The System Memory and the Extended
Memory capacity, as detected by your notebook during the Power On Self Test (POST),
are displayed at the bottom of the Main
menu screen.
Example: A system with 32MB of memory
will display 640K System Memory, 31M
Extended Memory.
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When you have installed additional memory,
the display should change. For example for:
Total RAM
Installed
32 MB
48 MB
64 MB
96 MB
128MB
System
Memory
640 K
640 K
640 K
640 K
640 K
Extended
Memory
31M
47M
63M
95M
127M
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If the total memory displayed is not what you
believe it should be, check that your memory
upgrade module is properly installed. If it is
properly installed and the capacity is not
correctly recognized, see the Troubleshooting
Section starting on page 118.
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Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . 138
Emergency CD-ROM
Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Modem Setup and Commands . . . . . . . 141
Recovery CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu is
sturdy and subject to few problems in the field.
However, you may encounter simple setup or
operating problems that you can solve on the
spot, or problems with peripheral devices, that
you can solve by replacing the device. The information in this section helps you isolate and
resolve some of these straightforward problems,
and identify failures that require service.
IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM
If you encounter a problem, go through the
following procedure before pursuing
complex troubleshooting:
1. Make sure the AC adapter is plugged
into your notebook and to an active AC
power source.
2. Make sure that any card installed in the
PC Card slot is seated properly. You can
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also remove the card from the slot, thus
eliminating it as a possible cause of failure.
3. 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.
4. Go through the boot sequence.
(See Section 2, pages 14-15.)
5. If the problem has not been resolved, refer
to the problem guide table, which follows, for
more detailed troubleshooting information.
(See page 119.)
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.
6. If you have tried the solutions suggested in
Specific Problems 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:
■
Product name.
■
Product configuration number.
■
Product serial number.
■
Purchase date.
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PIN (Personal Identification Number) on the
card located in the service and support folder.
■
Conditions under which the problem occurred.
■
Any error messages that have occurred.
■
Hardware configuration.
■
Type of printer connected, if any.
See the Configuration Label on the bottom of
your notebook for configuration and serial
numbers. (Refer to Figure 1–7 on page 9.)
SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
Using PC-Doctor
PC-Doctor is a diagnostic program by
Watergate Software, Inc. which comes preinstalled 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.
User Problem Guides
When you have problems with your notebook,
try to find the symptoms under the Problem
column of the table for the feature giving
you difficulty. You will find a description of
common causes for that symptom under the
column Possible Cause and what, if anything,
you can do to correct the condition under
Possible Solution.
Remember that it helps to keep notes of
what you have tried and the results when you
are troubleshooting.
Problem
Page
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
CD-ROM Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . . . . .123
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Modem Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Parallel, Serial, and USB Device Problems . .125
PC Card Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Shutdown and Startup Problems . . . . . . . . .132
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. The volume knob is turned too low.
1. Adjust the volume control knob on the right
side of your notebook.
2. Adjust the sound volume control settings
in your software, both operating system
and applications.
3. Plugging in headphones disables the built-in
speakers, remove the headphones.
4. Set the BIOS setup utility, Multimedia Device
Configuration submenu of the Advanced
menu to the default values. (See pages 70-71.)
5. Refer to your application and operating
system documentation for help.
Audio Problems
There is no sound coming from
the built-in speakers.
2. The software volume control is set too low.
3. Headphones are plugged into your notebook.
4. BIOS audio settings are incorrect.
5. Software driver is not configured correctly.
CD-ROM Drive Problems
Notebook fails to recognize CD-ROM.
1. Shipping card is still in the CD-ROM drive tray.
2. CD-ROM is installed with label face down.
3. CD-ROM is not pushed down onto raised
center circle of drive.
4. CD-ROM tray is not latched shut.
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1. Remove shipping card and replace
CD in tray.
2. Open CD-ROM tray and re-install CD with
proper orientation.
3. Open CD-ROM tray and re-install CD properly.
4. Push on the front of the CD-ROM tray until
it latches.
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Possible Cause
Notebook fails to recognize CD-ROM (continued). 5. Setup utility is set to something other than
CD-ROM or Auto for the Secondary
Master Controller.
6. Wrong drive designator was used for
CD-ROM in the application.
7. Windows CD auto insertion function
is disabled.
The CD-ROM Access indicator on the Status
Indicator panel blinks at regular intervals when
no CD is in the tray or the CD-ROM drive is
not installed.
1. The Windows CD auto insertion function
is active and is checking to see if a CD is
ready to run.
Possible Solution
5. Revise BIOS settings to set the Secondary
Master correctly. (See Main menu and
Primary Master submenu pages 52-57 for
more information.)
6. Verify the drive designator used by the
application is the same as the one used by
the operating system. When the operating
system is booted from a CD-ROM drive
designations are automatically adjusted.
(See Boot Options submenu on pages 95-96.)
7. Start the CD from the desktop or
application software or re-enable the
Windows CD auto insertion function.
(See CD-ROM Access Indicator on pages
22-24 for more information.)
1. This is normal. You can disable this function
if you wish. (See CD-ROM Access Indicator
on pages 22-24 for more information.)
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. You tried to write to a write protected
floppy disk.
2. Floppy disk is not loaded correctly.
1. Eject the floppy disk and set it to write
enabled. (See pages 34-35.)
2. Eject floppy disk, check orientation and
re-insert. (See Floppy Disk Drive
on pages 34-35.)
3. Revise the setup utility Main menu settings.
(See Main Menu on pages 52-54.)
4. Verify your password and security settings.
Security should have Diskette Access: All.
Floppy Disk Drive Problems
You cannot access your floppy disk.
3. BIOS setup utility has Diskette
Controller: Disabled.
4. Security is set to protect access to floppy
disk data (shows as 5 1/4 (A:)).
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. The setup utility is set to something other
than the characteristics of your internal
hard drive.
1. Revise BIOS settings to set both Primary
Master and Primary Slave correctly.
(See Main Menu and Primary Master
Submenu on pages 52-57 for more
information.)
2. Verify drive designator used by application
is in use by the operating system. When the
operating system is booted from a CD-ROM,
drive designations are automatically adjusted.
(See Primary Master Submenu on pages 55-57.)
3. Verify your password and security settings.
(See Security menu on pages 80-84.)
Hard Drive Problems
You can not access your hard drive.
2. The wrong drive designator was used by an
application when a bootable CD-ROM was
used to start the notebook.
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3. Security is set so operating system can not
be started without a password.
Keyboard or Mouse Problems
The built-in keyboard does not seem to work.
1. The notebook has gone into Suspend mode.
2. Your application has locked out
your keyboard.
1. Push the Suspend/Resume button.
2. Try to use the ErgoTrac pointing device
to access the Start menu and then the
ShutDown menu and restart the System.
If this fails, then reset your notebook
using the reset button located on the
rear panel. (See Reset button on page 21.)
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
You have installed an external keyboard.
External keyboard is not functioning.
1. Your external device is not properly installed.
1. Re-install your device.
2. Your operating system software is not setup
with the correct software driver for that device.
2. Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
1. Your operating system software is not setup
with the correct software driver for that device.
2. Your system has crashed.
1. Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
2. Restart your system using the reset button
on the rear panel. (See Reset button on page 21.)
1. Your memory upgrade module is not
properly installed.
1. Remove and re-install your memory
upgrade module. (See Memory Upgrade
Module on pages 112-114.)
2. Make sure display of error messages is
enabled (see Boot Options Submenu on
pages 93-94), and check for Power On Self
Test (POST) messages. (See pages 138-140
for possible messages and their meanings.)
You have connected an external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be locking up the system.
Memory Problems
Your power on screen or Main menu of the
BIOS setup utility information does not show
the correct amount of installed memory.
2. You have a memory failure.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. Messages about modem operation are
generated by whichever modem application
is in use.
1. See your application software documentation for additional information.
1. The device is not properly installed.
1. Remove and re-install the device.
(See Parallel Port Devices, Serial Port Devices
or USB Devices on page 110.)
2. Close your application and restart
your notebook.
Modem Problems
Messages about modem operation.
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.
CAUTION
Due to ongoing changes in USB
technology and standards, not all USB
devices and/or drivers are guaranteed
to work.
2. The device may have been installed with an
application running and your notebook
doesn’t know it’s there.
3. Your software may not have the correct
software driver active.
4. You may have the wrong I/O address
selected for your device.
5. Your device and another device are
assigned the same I/O address.
6. Parallel port is set to output only.
3. See your software documentation and
activate the correct driver.
4. See your device documentation and
software documentation to determine the
required I/O address.
5. Check all I/O addresses in the BIOS Setup
Utility and your other installed hardware
and software and make sure there are
no duplications.
6. Check Parallel port settings in BIOS, and
set to Bi-directional or Ecp.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. The card is not properly installed
1. Remove and re-install the card.
(See PC Cards on pages 108-110.)
2. Close your application and
restart your notebook.
PC Card Problems
A card inserted in the PC Card slot
does not work or is locking up the system.
2. The card may have been installed with an
application running and your notebook
doesn’t know it’s there.
3. Your software may not have the correct
software driver active.
4. You may have the wrong I/O address
selected for your PC Card device.
5. Your PC Card device and another device are
assigned the same I/O address.
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3. See your software documentation
and activate the correct driver.
4. See your PC Card documentation to
determine the required I/O address.
5. Check all I/O addresses in the BIOS setup
utility and your other installed hardware
and make sure there are no duplications.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
1. The installed battery is completely
discharged, and there is no Power
adapter (AC or auto/airline) installed.
1. When the battery is dead there will be
a beep when the power is turned on
and the notebook will immediately go into
Dead Battery Suspend mode. (See page
28.) Check the Status Indicator panel to
determine the presence and condition of
the battery. (See pages 22-23.) Install the
battery if it is not installed or a Power
adapter if all batteries are dead or
unavailable. (See pages 107-108 and 12-13.)
2. When the battery is dead there will be a
beep when the power is turned on and
the notebook will immediately go into
Dead Battery Suspend mode. (See page 28.)
Check the Status Indicator panel to deter
mine the presence and condition of the
battery and adapter. (See Figures 3-3 and
3-4 on pages 22-23.) Verify that your adapter
is connected correctly. (See pages 12-13.)
You turn on your notebook and
nothing seems to happen.
2. The battery is installed but is
completely discharged and the Power
adapter (AC or auto/airline) is not
plugged in properly.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
You turn on your notebook and nothing
seems to happen (continued).
3. The battery is installed but is
completely discharged and the Power
adapter (AC or auto/airline) has
no power from the AC outlet,
airplane seat jack, or the car’s
cigarette lighter.
3. When the battery is dead there will be a
beep when the power switch is turned on
and the notebook will immediately go into
Dead Battery Suspend mode. (See page 28.)
Check the Status Indicator cigarette lighter
panel to determine the presence and condition of the battery and adapter. (See Figures
3-3 and 3-4 on pages 22-23.) 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.
4. When the battery is dead there will be
a beep when the power switch is turned
on and the notebook will immediately
go into Dead Battery Suspend mode.
(See page 28.) Verify the cause using the
Status Indicator panel to determine the
presence and condition of the battery and
adapter. (See Figures 3-3 and 3-4 on pages
22-23.) Try a different Power adapter or
install a charged optional second battery.
4. The battery is installed but is
completely discharged and the Power
adapter (AC or auto/airline) is faulty.
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Possible Cause
Possible Solution
You turn on your notebook and nothing
seems to happen (continued).
5. There is no battery installed and there is no
Power adapter (AC or auto/airline) installed.
5. Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the
presence and condition of the battery.
(See Figure 3-3 on page 22.) Install a Power
adapter. If the battery is not charged
use a Power adapter until it is charged.
6. Use the Status Indicator panel to verify
the presence and condition of the battery.
(See Figure 3-3 on page 22.) If a battery is
indicating a short, remove that battery and
operate from another power source or
replace that battery.
7. If the battery is dead there will be a beep
when the power is turned on and the
notebook will immediately go into Dead
Battery Suspend mode. (See page 28.)
Check the Status Indicator panel to deter
mine the presence and condition of the
battery. (See Figure 3-3 on page 22.) Use a
Power adapter to operate until a battery is
charged or install a charged battery.
6. The battery is installed but is faulty
and there is no Power adapter (AC or auto/
airline) installed.
7. The battery is low.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Your notebook turns off all by itself.
1. The power management parameters are set
for auto timeouts which are too short for
your operating needs.
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Possible Solution
1. Use the keyboard or pointer and if that does
not restore operation, push the Suspend/
Resume button. Check the PowerPanel settings or close your applications and go
to the setup utility Power menu and
adjust the timeout values to better suit
your operation needs. (See Power menu
on pages 85-87.)
2. You are operating on battery only and have
2. Install a Power adapter and then push the
ignored a low battery alarm until the batteries
Suspend/Resume button. (See Low Battery
are all at the dead battery state and your machine
State on page 28.)
has gone into Dead Battery Suspend mode.
3. You have a battery failure.
3. Verify the condition of the batteries using
the Status Indicator panel (Figure 3-3 on
page 22), and replace or remove any
that are shorted.
4. Your Power adapter has failed or lost
4. Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the
it’s power source.
outlet has power.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Your notebook won’t work on battery alone.
1. The installed battery is dead.
1. When the battery is dead there will be a
beep when the power switch is turned on
and the notebook will immediately go into
Dead Battery Suspend mode. (See page 28.)
Replace the battery with a charged one or
install a Power adapter.
2. Install a charged battery.
3. Verify that the battery is properly
connected by re-installing it.
4. Verify the condition of the battery using
the Status Indicator panel (Figure 3-3 on
page 22.), and replace or remove any
that is shorted.
4. Your installed battery is faulty.
The battery seems to discharge too quickly.
1. You are running an application which uses
a great deal of power because of frequent hard
drive access or CD-ROM access, use of a
modem PC Card or of a LAN PC Card.
2. The power savings features may be disabled.
1. Use a Power adapter for this application
when at all possible.
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2. No battery is installed.
3. The battery is improperly installed.
2. Check the Power Management and/or setup
utility settings in the Power menu and
adjust according to your operating needs.
(See pages 85-89.)
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The battery seems to discharge
too quickly (continued).
3. The brightness is turned all the way up.
3. Turn down the brightness adjustment. The
higher the brightness the more power your
display uses.
4. Replace the battery.
4. The battery has been exposed to
high temperatures.
5. The battery is too hot or too cold.
(See Batteries on page 26.)
5. 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 Power button does not work.
1. The Power button is disabled from
the Advanced submenu of the Power menu
of the setup utility.
2. You did not hold the button in long enough.
3. There may be a conflict with the
application software.
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1. Enable the button from the setup utility.
(See page 91.)
2. Hold the button longer. This may need to
be a very long time if your application is
preventing the CPU from checking for
button pushes.
3. Close all applications, and try the
button again.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The system powers up, and displays
power on information, but fails to load
the operating system.
1. The boot sequence settings of the setup utility
are not compatible with your configuration.
1. Set the operating source by pressing the Esc
key while the Fujitsu logo is on screen or use
the F2 key and enter the setup utility and
adjust the source settings from the Boot
menu on page 94.
2. Make sure you have the right password.
Enter the setup utility and verify the
Security settings and modify them as appropriate. (See Security Menu on pages 80-84.)
3. Use the BIOS setup utility Main menu,
Primary Master submenu to try to auto
detect the internal hard drive.
2. You have a secured system requiring a
password to load your operating system.
3. Internal hard drive was not detected.
An error message is displayed on the screen
during the notebook turn on (boot) sequence.
1. Power On Self Test (POST) has detected
a problem.
1. See the Power On Self Test (POST) Messages
(See pages 138-140), to determine the meaning
and severity of the problem. Not all messages
are errors; some are simply status indicators.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Your notebook appears to change setup
parameters when you start it.
1. BIOS setup changes were not saved when
you made them and exited the BIOS setup
utility returning it to previous settings.
2. The BIOS CMOS hold-up battery has failed.
1. Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit
when exiting the BIOS setup utility.
1. Something is pushing on the Closed
Cover switch. (See Figure 1-3 on page 5.)
2. The notebook is set for an external
monitor only.
1. Clear the Closed Cover switch.
2. Contact your support representative for
repairs. This is not a user serviceable part
but is covered in the International Limited
Warranty.
Video Problems
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your notebook.
3. The angle of the display and the brightness
settings are not adequate for your
lighting conditions.
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2. Pressing F10 while holding down the Fn key
allows you to change your selection of where
to send your display video. Each time you
press the combination of keys you will step
to the next choice. The choices, in order, are
built-in display only, external monitor only,
both built-in display and external monitor.
3. Move the display and the brightness control
until you have adequate visibility.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The built-in display is blank
parameters when you start it (continued.)
4. The power management timeouts may be
set for very short intervals and you failed to
notice the display come on and go off again.
4. Press any key or move the pointer, if this
doesn’t work press the Suspend/Resume
button. (The display may be shut off
by Standby mode, Auto Suspend, or
Video Timeout.)
5. Power On Self Test (POST) has detected a
failure which does not allow the display to
operate. Contact your support representative.
The display goes blank by itself after you
have been using it.
1. The notebook has gone into Video timeout,
Standby mode, Suspend mode or Save-to-Disk
mode because you have not used it for a
period of time.
2. Something is pushing on the Closed
Cover switch. (See Figure 1-3 on page 5.)
3. The power management timeouts may be set
for very short intervals and you failed to notice
the display come on and go off again.
1. Use the keyboard or pointer and if
that does not restore operation, push the
Suspend/Resume button. You may want
to close your application and go
to the setup utility Power menu
(See pages 85-87), and adjust the timeout
values to better suit your operation needs.
2. Clear the Closed Cover switch.
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5. The notebook turned on with a series of beeps.
3. Press any key or move the pointer,
if this doesn’t work press the
Suspend/Resume button.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The Built-in Display does not close.
1. A foreign object, such as a paper clip, is stuck
between the display and the keyboard.
1. Remove all foreign objects from
the keyboard.
The Built-in Display has bright or dark spots.
1. If the spots are very tiny and few in number,
this is normal for a large LCD display.
2. If the spots are numerous or large enough to
interfere with your operation needs.
1. This is normal; do nothing.
2. Display may be faulty; contact your
support representative.
The application display uses only a portion
of your screen and is surrounded by a dark band.
1. You are running an application that does not
support 800 x 600 pixel resolution display
and display compression is enabled.
1. Display compression gives a clearer but
smaller display for applications that do not
support 800 x 600 pixel resolution. You can
fill the screen but have less resolution by
changing your display compression setting,
(See Video Features Submenu of the
Advanced Menu on pages 72-73.)
You have connected an external monitor
and it does not come on.
1. Your BIOS setup is not set to enable your
external monitor.
1. Try toggling the video destination by
pressing Fn and F10 together or check your
BIOS setup and enable your external monitor. (See the Video Features Submenu of the
Advanced Menu on pages 72-73.)
2. Reinstall your device.
(See External Monitor on page 111.)
2. Your external monitor is not
properly installed.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
You have connected an external monitor
and it does not come on (continued).
3. Your operating system software is not setup
with the correct software driver for that device.
4. Your external monitor is not compatible
with your notebook.
3 Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
4. See your monitor documentation and the
External Monitor Support portions of
Appendix A on pages 150.
1. Application software often has its own
set of error message displays.
1. See your application manual and help
displays screens for more information.
Not all messages are errors; some may
simply be status.
An error message is displayed on the screen
during the operation of an application.
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POWER ON SELF TEST MESSAGES
The following is an alphabetic list of error-andstatus messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your
operating system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are
marked with an *. Comments in italics are suggestions of possible actions for you to consider,
or risks resulting from ignoring the message.
The most common errors are marked with a #.
If an error message is displayed that is not in
this list, write it down and check your operating
system documentation both on screen and in
the manual. If you can find no reference to the
message and its meaning is not clear, contact
your support representative for assistance.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed Where nnnn is the
amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested by the Power On Self Test. (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
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to see that the drive is defined with the proper
diskette type in the Utility Setup (see page 53).
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
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
might cause you to lose data if you continue.
Contact your support representative.
*Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller
Failure (where x = 1-4) Fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean
that the hard drive type identified in your Setup
Utility does not agree with the type detected by
the Power On Self Test. 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.
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*Invalid NVRAM media type Problem with
NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that you
see this message you may have some display
problems. You can continue operating but
should contact your support representative
for more information.
*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run
SETUP Monitor type not correctly identified in
Setup. This error probably means your BIOS is
corrupted, run the Setup Utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you still get
this error, contact your support representative.
*Parity Check 2 nnnn Parity error found in
the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the
address and display it on the screen. If it cannot
locate the address, it displays an error message.
This is a potentially data destroying failure.
Contact your support representative.
*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.
#*Operating system not found Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or
drive C: Enter the Setup Utility and see if fixed
disk and drive A: are properly identified and
that the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless
you have changed your installation greatly, the
operating system should be on drive C:. If the
setup utility is correctly set your hard drive is
probably corrupted and your system may have
to be re-installed from your back up media.
#*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP is
displayed after any recoverable error message.
Press the F1 key to continue the boot process
or the F2 key to enter Setup and change
any settings.
*Keyboard error 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.
*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 an error message.
This is a potentially data destroying failure.
Contact your support representative.
#*Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used Previous Power On Self Test did
not complete successfully. Power On Self Test
loads default values and offers to run Setup. If
the failure was caused by incorrect values and
they are not corrected, the next boot will likely
fail also. If using the default 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.
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*Real time clock error Real-time clock fails
BIOS test. May require board repair. Contact
your support representative.
*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.
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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.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address of the upper limit of
Upper Memory Blocks, indicating released
segments of the BIOS memory which may
be reclaimed by a virtual memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed Video BIOS successfully
copied to shadow RAM.
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Figure 6-1 Emergency CD-ROM Tray Release
EMERGENCY CD-ROM TRAY RELEASE
If for some reason the eject button fails, you
can open the CD-ROM tray with a paper clip
or similar tool inserted into the eject hole in the
far right side of the front of the tray. Straighten
one side of a paper clip and push it gently into
the hole. The tray will pop out a short distance.
The operating system and application software
that is factory installed detects the modem
characteristics and provides the necessary command strings to operate the modem. The internal modem operation is controlled by generic
AT commands from the operating system and
application software. The standard long form
result codes may, in some cases, be displayed on
your screen to keep you informed of the actions
of your modem. The operating system and
application software may suppress display of
the result codes.
Examples of result codes are:
OK
NO CARRIER
NO DIALTONE
CONNECT 56000
(Connection complete at 56,000 bps.)
ERROR
FAX
RING (This means an incoming call.)
BUSY
NO ANSWER
When using the internal modem with applications which are not factory installed see the
application documentation.
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RECOVERY CD-ROM
Included with your notebook (in the
Accessories box) is an Emergency Recovery
CD-ROM with the following content:
A backup copy of the software originally
installed by Fujitsu on your new Fujitsu
LifeBook (can only be used on the listed
LifeBook models).
Sets of device drivers and utilities (in specific
directories) that are unique to your notebook
configuration for use as documented below.
Read-me files that provide additional useful
information for items on this CD-ROM.
If you have access to the internet, visit
the Fujitsu PC Corporation Web Site at
www.8fujitsu.com to check for the most
current information and hints on how to
perform recovery and system updates.
Restoring Your Pre-installed
Software from CD-ROM
The Emergency Recovery CD-ROM enables
restoration of your notebook disk drive con142
tents 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 (but
your data will be intact as long as the installation of the additional programs is performed
in the same manner).
2. Format and Recover Hard Drive. This choice
removes all the information on the hard disk.
If you choose this option, you will lose any
software you have installed and any other
files you created since you setup your computer. You will have to re-install any software
that was not included with the computer
when you bought it.
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 bought. (See the section Starting
Your LifeBook for the First Time).
CAUTION
User data and user installed software
CAN NOT be recovered from the
Emergency Recovery CD.
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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 you
BIOS setup configuration (F2 key) to have
the computer boot from the CD-ROM "first"
(if you have not previously done so), or use
the Esc key during this boot-up sequence and
select the CD-ROM from the menu which
will appear. (For more information and
detailed instructions on changing the BIOS
setup, refer to Section Four of this manual.)
5. If correctly configured to boot from the
Recovery CD-ROM, you will notice your
system runs a full virus scan of the hard drive
and then reaches 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 this model
of notebook.
6. Read the information displayed on the
Welcome screen, then Click OK.
7. Select one of the two icons displayed in the
Emergency Recovery menu and follow the
instructions that follow.
8. When recovery is complete, remove the
Recovery CD, replace it in its sleeve and store
it in a safe location (with your Operating
System Manual/Certificate of Authenticity).
9. Restart your notebook.
10. Reset your boot device priority in the BIOS
setup as desired.
Your notebook now has all of the software
installed that was included when you received
it from the factory. You must now load any programs which you purchased and installed after
you got your notebook. If you chose the Format
and Recover option, you should now restore
your data files. If you performed Recovery without format, your data files will still exist (within
their original directory structures).
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To Run the Emergency Recovery Program
To use this portion of the CD-ROM, your
notebook must BOOT (upon power up or full
system reset/restart) from the CD-ROM drive.
(See Section Four, pages 95-96.)
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.
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Device Drivers, Utilities and Read-me Files
The Emergency Recovery CD also includes
device driver files/directories and specific
Lifebook model utilities that give you additional flexibility and functionality for using your
Fujitsu notebook.
This section of the CD is only available if your
notebook is already functioning from either
your hard drive boot/operating system or as a
result of using a bootable floppy disk that is
configured to recognize the CD-ROM drive.
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Please locate and read any of the Read-Me files
that are included on the CD. These files will
provide information that pertains specifically to
the additional files and utilities that are provided
on the Recovery CD for your particular
Lifebook model.
POINT
As long is there is no boot disk in the
CD-ROM drive or the floppy disk drive
your notebook will boot from the hard
drive, regardless of the operating system
source setting.
Your notebook now has all of the software
installed that was installed when you received it
from the factory. You must now set up the file
for your Save-to-Disk function (see Setting Up
Your Save-To-Disk File Allocation starting on
page 102.), load any programs which you purchased and installed after you got your notebook, and restore your data files. If you did not
choose the format and recover option your data
files will still exist. You are now ready to operate.
POINT
Look for and open files with the
extensions .DOC and .TXT.
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Care and Maintenance
Caring for Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . 146
Increasing Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Caring for Your Batteries . . . . . . . . . . 147
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
1. Turn it on.
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.
If you use your LifeBook C Series from Fujitsu
carefully, you will increase its life and reliability.
This section provides some tips for looking
after the notebook and the battery packs.
CARING FOR YOUR NOTEBOOK
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The LifeBook C Series is a durable but
sensitive electronic device. Treat it with
respect and care.
If you accidentally spill liquid on
your notebook:
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Avoid exposure to water, sand, dust, and
other environmental hazards.
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Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable
carrying case.
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Keep it away from food and beverages.
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Do not expose your notebook 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 notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure
that there are no objects in the case pressing
on the lid of your notebook.
Do not drop your notebook.
Clean your notebook with a damp, lint-free
cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen.
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INCREASING BATTERY LIFE
CARING FOR YOUR BATTERIES
To increase battery life:
If your notebook is to be stored for a month
or longer, turn the machine on and remove
the internal Lithium ion battery. Store your
notebook and batteries separately in a cool, dry
location. If you store your notebook with a battery installed, the battery will discharge, and
battery life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty
battery might damage your notebook.
1. Power your notebook through the
AC or optional auto/airline adapter
whenever possible.
2. If your notebook is running on battery power
all day, connect it to the AC adapter
overnight to recharge the battery.
3. Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.
4. Set the power management for maximum
battery life.
5. Put your notebook in Suspend mode when it
is turned on and you are not actually using it.
6. Limit your CD-ROM and modem usage.
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7. Disable the Windows 98 CD automatic
insertion function. (See page 24.)
8. Always use fully charged batteries.
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Specifications and Glossary
Appendix A Specifications . . . . . . . . . 150
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
LifeBook C Series Specifications . . . . . . . 150
Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Appendix B Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
A p p e n d i c e s
APPENDIX A SPECIFICATIONS
Appendix A provides the hardware and
environmental specifications and the model
and part numbers for your LifeBook C Series
and its peripherals.
WARRANTY
Your notebook is backed by a one year
International Limited Warranty and
includes toll-free technical support;
call 1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487.)
Check the service kit that came with your
notebook for warranty terms and conditions.
LIFEBOOK C SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
Microprocessor
C360
Intel Pentium II 333 MHz, 256KB L2 cache,
PCI bus architecture, and CardBus architecture.
C352
Intel Celeron 333MHz, 128KB L2 cache,
PCI bus architecture, and CardBus architecture.
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MEMORY
System Memory
64MB SDRAM(C360) or
32MB SDRAM(C352).
L2 Cache Memory
256KB On-die(C360) or 128KB On-die(C352).
BIOS Memory
512KB Flash ROM.
256 Bytes CMOS-RAM with back-up battery.
Video RAM
2MB SDRAM.
Floppy Disk Drive
One 3.5" floppy disk drive which accommodates a 1.44MB or a 720KB floppy disk.
Hard Drive
C360/C352
One factory installed 4.3GB, 2.5", 9.5 mm
height fixed hard drive unit.
CD-ROM Drive
One 24x maximum, 5.25", 12.7 mm height
fixed drive.
Audio
SoundBlaster Pro-compatible 16-bit stereo
PCM/FM sound chip.
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.
Communication
Internal 56K fax/data/voice modem, with V. 90
support (56 Kbps data transmission;
14.4 Kbps fax transmission).
Video
Zoomed Video support via PC Card Slot 1.
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Input/Output Connections
One Type III/two Type II PC Card slots:
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.
CAUTION
Your internal modem is designed to
allow faster downloads from v.90 ITU-T
compliant digital sources. Maximum
achievable download transmission rates
may not reach 56kbps and will vary
with line conditions.
One connector for USB (Universal Serial Bus)
input/output devices.
One modular RJ-11 telephone line connector.
One stereo headphone jack.
(See Audio specifications.)
One mono microphone jack.
(See Audio specifications.)
One stereo line in jack. (See Audio specifications.)
Displays
Built-in color flat-panel TFT LCD
display with simultaneous display capability.
C352
Diagonal dimension: 12.1"
800 x 600 pixel resolution, 256K colors.
SVGA and VGA compatible.
C360
Diagonal dimension: 13.3"
1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 64k colors
XGA, SVGA, and VGA compatible.
External Monitor Support.
XGA, SVGA, and VGA compatible
CRT displays.
1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, 256 colors.
1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 64K colors.
800 x 600 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
640 x 480 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
Keyboards
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key
PS/2 compatible keyboards.
Total number of keys: 87.
Function keys: 12, F1 through F12.
Feature extension key: Fn.
Windows keys: 3, two Start keys and
one Application key.
Key pitch: 19 mm.
Key stroke: 3 mm.
Built-in ErgoTrac pointing device with
left and right buttons.
Built-in palmrest.
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Appendices
Pre-Installed Software
Microsoft Windows 98.
Quicken 99 Basic by Intuit.
Microsoft Works by Microsoft.
AudioRack 32
LapLink by Traveling Software.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
McAfee VirusScan by Network Associates, Inc.
PMSet 98
PC Doctor
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External Keyboard Support
PS/2 compatible.
External Numeric Keypad Support
PS/2 compatible.
External Mouse Support
PS/2 compatible.
Power
Batteries
One Lithium ion battery, Fujitsu Model
FPCBP19. Rechargeable, 10.8V, 2800mAh.
Operating time of up to 2.5 hours(C352) or 2
hours(C360). Rapid charge (notebook off or in
suspend mode) in about three (3) hours.
Standard charge (normal use with limited CD
and hard drive access) in about nine (9) hours.
Bridge Battery
Your C Series notebook comes equipped with
a bridge battery. A bridge battery allows a
charged Lithium ion battery to be replaced
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without shutting down the system. The bridge
battery capacity is not large, and can vary with
the condition of your notebook, so you will have
3 minutes at the most to make the change.
CAUTION
Actual battery life will vary based on
screen brightness, applications, features,
power management settings, battery
conditioning, and other customer
preferences. CD-ROM or hard drive
usage may also have a significant impact
on battery life.
AC Adapter
Autosensing 100-240V AC, 44.8W, supplying
16V DC to the Notebook,
Power Management
Save-to-Disk, Suspend, Idle and Standby power
savings modes. When the battery is fully
charged the computer can remain in Suspend
mode for approximately 24 hours or more.
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Dimensions
Approximately 12.3" x 10.2" x 1.95".
(313.5 mm x 258 mm x 49.5 mm.)
Weight
C360/C352 = 7.9 lbs (3.6kg)
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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.
Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
9 kV.
Theft Prevention Lock
Lock slot on the left rear panel for use with
physical restraining security systems.
FCC Certification
See statement at the front of this User's Guide.
DOC (Industry Canada) Certification
See statement at the front of this User's Guide.
POPULAR ACCESSORIES
Optional Expansion Memory
16MB, 32MB and 64MB SDRAM Modules
extend system memory up to 128MB(C360)
or 96MB(C352); installable in a single
DIMM (dual in-line memory module) slot in
a compartment under the keyboard of the
notebook. SDRAM Modules are required.
Fujitsu product numbers:
16MB SDRAM, FPCEM05.
32MB SDRAM, FPCEM06.
64MB SDRAM, FPCEM07.
Optional second modular Lithium ion battery,
Fujitsu Model FPCBP19.
Optional Fujitsu Model FPCAC07 which
includes an AC cable.
Optional Auto/Airline Adapter
Autosensing 12/24V DC, 60W supplying
16V DC to the Notebook, Fujitsu
Model FPCCAA02.
Other accessories are available, contact your
authorized Fujitsu reseller or check our
Web site at www.fujitsu-pc.com or call
1-800-733-0884 for a catalog.
APPROVALS
Appendices
Emissions
FCC Part 15, FCC Part 68, CSO3
Safety
UL, C-UL, TUV
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APPENDIX B GLOSSARY
AC Adapter
A device which converts the AC voltage from a
wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power
your computer.
Active-Matrix Display
A type of technology for making flat-panel
displays which has a transistor or similar
device for every pixel on the screen.
Auto/Airline Adapter
A device which converts the DC voltage from
an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC
power outlet to the DC voltage needed to power
your notebook.
BIOS
Basic Input-Output System. A computer program and set of default parameters stored in
ROM which tests and operates your computer
when you turn it on until it loads your installed
operating system from disk. Information from
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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.
Bus
An electrical circuit which passes data between
the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside
your computer.
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
DC
Direct current. A voltage or current that does
not fluctuate periodically with time.
COM Port
Abbreviation for communication port.
This is your serial interface connection.
Default Value
A preprogrammed value to be used if you fail to
set your own.
Command
An instruction which you give your operating
system. Example: run a particular application
or format a floppy disk.
DIMM
Dual In-line Memory Module.
Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage
media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard
drive, if it is highly flexible it is a floppy disk,
if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with
a shutter it is commonly called a diskette.
Disk Drive
The hardware which spins the disk and has the
heads and control circuitry for reading and
writing the data on the disk.
Diskette
A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.
DMA
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.
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CHS Translation
Cylinder, head and sector translation.
Conversion of hard drive access addressing to
the cylinder, head and sector form. The terminology is historical, left from the days when
data was stored on a series of cylindrical drums.
The head designates the reading device, similar
to the head on a cassette recorder only mounted
on a movable arm. Another addressing
method is LBA.
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DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft
Disk Operating System).
Extended Memory
All memory more than the 640KB recognized
by MS-DOS as system memory.
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.
FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
ECP
Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for
high speed data communication and interconnection between electronic devices.
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.
Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage
media which is highly flexible.
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control
interface for a hard drive which is inside the
hard drive unit.
GB
Gigabyte.
Impedance
The amount of resistance to the flow of
electric current.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage
media where the platter is very stiff.
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible
light spectrum which is invisible to humans.
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.
IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
I/O
Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your
computer in electronic form.
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I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits
for data entering and leaving your computer
in electronic form.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization
which produces standards for communication
using infrared as the carrier.
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KB
Kilobyte.
LAN
Local Area Network. An interconnection of
computers and peripherals within a single
limited geographic location which can pass
programs and data amongst themselves.
LBA
Logical Block Addressing. A method of locating
data stored on a disk.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which
makes images by controlling the orientation of
crystals in a crystalline liquid.
Lithium ion Battery
A type of rechargeable battery which has a high
power-time life for its size and is not subject to
the memory effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.
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.
Memory
A repository for data and applications which is
readily accessible to your computer CPU.
MHz
Megahertz.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard communication protocol for exchange of
information between computers and sound
producers such as synthesizers.
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.
PAL
Phase Alternation by Line. The standard for
color television in Western Europe and most of
Asia and Africa.
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IRQ
Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event
has occurred which needs to be processed.
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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
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.
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PIO
Parallel Input/Output.
Pitch (keyboard)
The distance between the centers of the letter
keys of a keyboard.
Pixel
The smallest element of a display, a dot of color
on your display screen. The more pixels per
area the clearer your image will appear.
POST
Power On Self Test. A program which is part of
the BIOS which checks the configuration and
operating condition of your hardware whenever
power is applied to your Computer. Status and
error messages may be displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the self test detects failures that are so serious that operation can not
continue, the operating system will not be loaded.
Program
An integrated set of coded commands to your
computers telling your hardware what to do
and how and when to do it.
PS/2
An IBM series of personal computers which
established a number of standards for connecting external devices such as keyboards
and monitors.
RAM
Random Access Memory. A hardware component of your computer that holds binary information (both program and data) as long as it
has the proper power applied to it.
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.
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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.
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 Computer 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.
SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface
(pronounced scuzzy). An American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for connecting multiple (up to 7) high speed
devices to a computer.
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
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 Computer
this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard.
Stereo (audio)
A system using two channels to process sound
from two different sources.
Stroke (keyboard)
The amount of travel of a key when it is pressed
from resting to fully depressed.
Suspend
To make inoperative for a period of time. Your
notebook uses various suspension states to
reduce power consumption and prolong the
charge of your battery.
SVGA
Super VGA.
S-Video
Super Video. A component video system for
driving a TV or computer monitor.
System Clock
An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which
synchronizes the operation of the system and
is counted to provide time of day and date.
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Resume
To proceed after interruption. In your
Computer this refers to returning to active
operation after having been in one of the
suspension states.
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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.
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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.
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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