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LifeBook N Series User’s Guide
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Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s
Fujitsu LifeBook® N Series
Table of Contents
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Cursor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Function Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
PREFACE
Volume Control
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fujitsu Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
TouchPad Pointing Device
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Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
TouchPad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
GETTING TO KNOW
YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
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Overview
GETTING STARTED
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Power Sources
Locating the Controls
and Connectors
Connecting the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Status/Volume Indicators
Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Battery Charging Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Battery Status Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Hard Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Floppy Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Media Player Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
NumLk Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Volume Level LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Volume Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Keyboard
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Numeric Keypad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Display Panel
Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Closing the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Starting Your LifeBook Notebook
Power On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
BIOS Setup Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Booting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Windows Product Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Registering Your LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . 27
Installing Click Me!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Power Management
Power and Suspend/Resume Button. . . . . . . . . . 28
Suspend Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hibernation (Save-to-disk) Feature . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Hard Disk Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Restarting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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USER-INSTALLABLE FEATURES
TROUBLESHOOTING
Lithium ion Battery
Troubleshooting
Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Modem Result Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . 60
Drive Image Special Edition (DISE) . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Internal Floppy Disk Drive
Loading a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Ejecting a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Preparing a Disk for Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Loading Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Removing Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Emergency DVD/CD-ROM Tray Release . . . . . . 37
Using the Optical Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using Dolby™ Headphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the Drive on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Auto Insert Notification Function . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Memory Stick/Secure Digital Slot
Installing Memory Stick/SD Cards . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Removing A Memory Stick/SD Card . . . . . . . . . 40
Hard Disk Drive
Formatting the Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
PC Cards
Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Memory Upgrade Module
Installing a Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . 44
Checking the Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Device Ports
Communications Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
LAN Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
IEEE 1394 Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports . . . . . . . . . . 45
Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
S-Video Out Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Optical Digital Audio-Out Connector . . . . . . . . . 45
Headphone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
External Monitor Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Care and Maintenance
LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Floppy Disks and Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
DVDs and CDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Mass Storage Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Device Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Application Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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GLOSSARY
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
APPENDIX: INTEGRATED
WIRELESS LAN USER’S GUIDE
FCC Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Before Using the Wireless LAN
For better communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Stopping transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Starting Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Connection using Windows XP
Flow of operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Preparation for wireless LAN connection . . . . . . 91
Connection to the network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Connection using Windows 2000
Flow of operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Preparation for wireless LAN connection . . . . . . 96
Connection to the network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Troubleshooting the WLAN
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Wireless LAN Glossary
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
IP address information
Additional information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
WLAN Specifications
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Preface
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Preface
Preface
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
The LifeBook® N5000 notebook from Fujitsu Computer
Systems Corporation provides desktop performance
with a fast Intel® Pentium® 4 processor that supports
Hyper-Threading technology for optimal throughput.
The 16" Crystal View SXGA+ high-resolution screen
displays vibrant colors with pinpoint sharpness. The
high-performance ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9600
video controller with 64 MB of dedicated VRAM
provides cinema-quality DVD video and quick-response
3D gaming.
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Before you place the call, you should have the following
information ready so that the customer support
representative can provide you with the fastest possible
solution:
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This manual explains how to operate your LifeBook
notebook’s hardware and built-in system software. Your
notebook is compatible with the IBM® PC AT.
It comes with Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
or Windows XP Professional pre-installed.
Conventions Used in the Guide
Keyboard keys appear in brackets.
Example: [Fn], [F1], [ESC], [ENTER] and [CTRL].
Pages with additional information about a specific topic
are cross-referenced within the text.
Example: (See page xx.)
On screen buttons or menu items appear in bold
Example: Click OK to restart your LifeBook notebook.
DOS commands you enter appear in Courier type.
Example: Shut down the computer?
The information icon highlights
information that will enhance your
understanding of the subject material.
E-mail: 8fujitsu@us.fujitsu.com
Web site: www.us.fujitsu.com/computers
Product name
Product configuration number
Product serial number
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Hardware configuration
Type of device connected, if any
Fujitsu Online
You can go directly to the online Fujitsu Product catalog
for your LifeBook notebook by clicking on the LifeBook
Accessories Web site URL link, located in the Windows
Start menu.
You can also reach Fujitsu Service and Support online by
clicking on the Fujitsu Service and Support Web site
URL link, located in the Service and Support Software
folder of the Windows Start menu.
You must have an active internet
connection to use the on-line URL links.
WARRANTY
Depending upon the configuration of your LifeBook
notebook, your system is backed by either a one-year or
three-year International Limited Warranty. Check the
information that came with your LifeBook notebook for
further warranty terms and conditions.
The caution icon highlights information
that is important to the safe operation of
your computer, or to the integrity of your
files. Please read all caution information
carefully.
The warning icon highlights information
that can be hazardous to either you, your
notebook, or your files. Please read all
warning information carefully.
FUJITSU CONTACT INFORMATION
Service and Support
You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support the
following ways:
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Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
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Getting to Know
Your LifeBook Notebook
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Figure 2-1. LifeBook N Series
Overview
This section describes the components of your Fujitsu
LifeBook N Series notebook. We strongly recommend
that you read it before using your LifeBook notebook,
even if you are already familiar with notebook
computers.
Depending upon the configuration of your system, one
or more of the following items may also be included in
the box:
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DVD Player Application CD
Additional battery(ies)
UNPACKING
When you receive your LifeBook notebook, unpack it
carefully, and compare the parts you have received with
the items listed below.
For a pre-configured model you should have:
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LifeBook N Series notebook computer (Figure 2-1)
Lithium ion battery, pre-installed
AC adapter with AC power cord (Figure 2-2)
Optical drive
Phone/Modem (RJ-11) telephone cable
Drivers and Applications Restore CD
Getting Started Guide
User’s Guide (this guide)
International Limited Warranty Brochure
Microsoft-associated materials
Figure 2-2. AC Adapter
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Figure 2-3. LifeBook notebook with display open
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1 Wireless LAN Switch
2 Embedded Wireless
Antenna Location
3 Display Panel Latch
4 Display Panel
5 System Status/
Volume Indicators
6 Power/Suspend/Resume
Button
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Volume Control Dial
Right Speaker
Keyboard
Touchpad Pointing Device
Battery Latch
Media Drive Eject Button
Media Drive
Scrolling Button
Left Speaker
Locating the Controls
and Connectors
Display Panel Latch
The display panel latch locks and releases the display
panel.
TOP AND FRONT COMPONENTS
Display Panel
The display panel is a color LCD panel with back
lighting for the display of text and graphics.
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook
notebook’s top and front components.
Wireless LAN Switch
The wireless LAN switch is used to turn on and off the
optional wireless LAN device.
Wireless LAN Antenna
This is the location of the antenna for the optional
wireless LAN device.
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System Status/Volume Indicators
The System Status Indicators display symbols that
correspond with specific components of your LifeBook
notebook. The volume indicators display the volume
level as selected with the volume dial. (See Status Indicator Panel/Volume LEDs on page 14 for more information)
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Power/Suspend/Resume Button
The Power/Suspend/Resume button allows you to
suspend notebook activity without powering off,
resume your notebook from suspend mode, and power
on your LifeBook notebook when it has been shut
down. (See Power On on page 25 for more information)
and (See Power and Suspend/Resume Button on page 28
for more information)
Volume Control Dial
The volume control dial can be used to manually control
the volume level. (See Controlling the Volume on page 18
for more information).
Stereo Speakers
The built-in dual speakers allow for stereo sound.
Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows keys.
(See Using the Keyboard on page 16 for more information)
Touchpad Pointing Device
The pointing device is a Touchpad that allows you
simple cursor control. (See TouchPad Pointing Device on
page 19 for more information)
Battery Latch
The battery latch is used for releasing the system battery.
(See Replacing the Battery on page 34 for more information)
Media Drive Eject Button
The Media Drive eject button is used to open the disc
tray of the optical drive when the notebook is powered
on.
Media Drive
The media drive bay can accommodate one of the
following devices.
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Modular DVD/CD-RW combo drive
■ Modular DVD-RW drive
Scrolling Button
The scrolling button lets you navigate quickly through a
document without having to use the window scroll bars.
(See Scrolling on page 20 for more information)
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Figure 2-4. LifeBook notebook left-side panel
LEFT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components.
Air Flow Vents
The air flow vents assist in the proper cooling of the
system.
USB 2.0 Ports
The four USB ports (two on the left side panel and two
on the rear panel) allow you to connect Universal Serial
Bus (USB) 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. (See Universal Serial
Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports on page 45 for more information)
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1 Air Vents
2 USB Ports
3 Headphone Jack
4 Microphone Jack
Optical Digital Audio-Out/Headphone Jack
When used as an optical digital audio-out, this jack
allows you to download digital audio onto a MiniDisc
recorder’s SPDIF (Sony Philips Digital Interface) format.
(See Optical Digital Audio-Out Connector on page 45 for
more information). When used as a headphone jack, this
jack allows you to connect headphones or powered
external speakers. (See Headphone Jack on page 46 for
more information)
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external
mono microphone. (See Microphone Jack on page 45 for
more information)
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Figure 2-5. LifeBook notebook right-side panel
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1 PC Card Eject Buttons
2 PC Card Slots
3 Internal Floppy Disk Drive
4 Floppy Disk Eject Button
5 Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
RIGHT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components.
PC Card Eject Buttons
The PC Card eject buttons are used to eject a PC Card
from the PC Card slot. (See PC Cards on page 42 for more
information)
PC Card Slots
The PC Card Slots allow you to install two Type I or
Type II PC Cards or one Type III PC Card.
(See PC Cards on page 42 for more information)
Internal Floppy Disk Drive
The standard floppy disk drive accommodates 3.5"
floppy disks. (See Internal Floppy Disk Drive on page 35
for more information)
Floppy Disk Eject Button
The floppy disk eject button allows you to remove a
floppy disk from the floppy disk slot. (See Internal
Floppy Disk Drive on page 35 for more information)
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
The Memory Stick/Secure Digital (SD) card slot allows
you to install a flash memory card for data storage. This
architecture allows you to transfer data between a
variety of different digital devices. (See Installing
Memory Stick/SD Cards on page 39 for more information)
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Figure 2-6. LifeBook notebook back panel
REAR PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s rear panel components.
IEEE 1394 Jack
The IEEE 1394 jack is used to connect Firewire devices
(such as digital cameras) to your LifeBook notebook.
(See IEEE 1394 Jack on page 45 for more information)
USB 2.0 Ports
The four USB ports allow you to connect Universal
Serial Bus 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. (See Universal Serial
Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports on page 45 for more information)
LAN Port
The LAN port is designed to accept a Local Area
Network (LAN) RJ-45 jack. (See Communications Ports
on page 45 for more information)
Modem Port
The modem port is designed to accept a Modem (RJ-11)
telephone jack for the multi-national internal 56K
modem. (See Communications Ports on page 45 for more
information)
Air Flow Vents
The air flow vents assist in the proper cooling of the
system.
Anti-theft Lock Slot
The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional
physical lock down device.
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IEEE 1394 Jack
USB 2.0 Ports
LAN Port
Modem Port
Air Flow Vents
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Anti-Theft Lock Slot
DC Power Jack
External Monitor Port
S-Video Out Port
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter
to power your LifeBook notebook and charge the
internal Lithium ion battery.
External Monitor Port
The external monitor port allows you to connect an
external monitor. (See External Monitor Port on page 46
for more information)
S-Video Out Port
The S-Video out port is used to transmit a higher
resolution video signal to a compatible TV or VCR.
(See S-Video Out Port on page 45 for more information)
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 upload speed is 33600bps.
The internal modem is not intended for
use with Digital PBX systems. Do not
connect the modem to a digital PBX as it
may cause serious damage to the internal
modem or your LifeBook 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.
Third-party hardware is available to allow
modem-to-PBX interface.
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Figure 2-7. LifeBook notebook bottom panel
BOTTOM COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.
Air Flow Vents
The air flow vents assist in the proper cooling of the
system.
Configuration Label
The configuration label shows the configuration part
number, the Fujitsu part number, and the various
components that make up your LifeBook notebook.
This label provides manufacturer information that you
will need to give your support representative in the event
you find it necessary to contact Fujitsu.
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Air Flow Vents
Memory Compartment Cover
Lithium ion Battery Bay
Configuration Label
(approximate location)
Memory Compartment Cover
Your LifeBook notebook comes with high speed
DDR333 SO-DIMM memory. The memory upgrade
compartment allows you to expand the system memory
capacity of your LifeBook notebook, thus improving
overall performance. Note: The memory compartment
cover also covers the location of the optional wireless
LAN device; the memory location is outlined with a
dotted line in the illustration above. (See Memory
Upgrade Module on page 43 for more information)
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.
(See Lithium ion Battery on page 33 for more information)
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5
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7
1 Power
2 Battery Charging/Battery Status
3 Hard Drive Access
4 Floppy Drive Access
5 Media Drive Access
6 NumLk
7 CapsLk
8 ScrLk
9 Sound Level LEDs
10 Volume Dial
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Figure 2-8 Status Indicator Panel/Volume LEDs
Status/Volume Indicators
There are two sets of status indicators on your LifeBook
notebook. The larger array, called the Status Indicator
panel, is located below the left of the display. Within this
panel are symbols that correspond to specific component of your LifeBook notebook. These symbols tell you
how each of those components is operating. (Figure 2-8)
The second set of status indicators is located below the
right of the display, adjacent to the volume dial. These
LEDs indicate the eight volume levels.
POWER INDICATOR
BATTERY CHARGING INDICATOR
The Battery Charging indicators display whether or not
the Lithium ion battery is currently being charged.
LED Condition
Green, solid
Fully charged or no battery
installed.
Orange, solid
Being charged
Orange, blinking
Charging suspended because battery temperature too high.
Off
Not charging because AC adapter
is not connected.
The Power indicator shows whether your system is operating. It has three different states, each of which tells you
what mode your LifeBook notebook is in at that time.
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Steady On: This means that there is power to your
LifeBook notebook and that it is ready for use.
Flashing: This means that your LifeBook notebook is
in Suspend mode.
Steady Off: This means that your notebook is either in
Save-to-Disk mode, or it has been turned off with the
power/suspend/resume button.
If you are charging your battery, the Power indicator
remains on even if the notebook is shut off. The Power
indicator will also remain on if you have an adapter
connected and are shut down from Windows, but have
not turned off using the power/suspend/resume button.
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Charging Status of Battery
BATTERY STATUS INDICATOR
This indicators display how much charge is available
within the installed battery.
LCD Condition
Battery Charge Level
Green, solid
Between 51% and 100% charged
Orange, solid
Between 10% and 50% charged
Red, solid
Between 0% and 9% charged
Red, blinking
There is a problem with the battery
Off
No battery is installed or the system
is shut off.
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HARD DRIVE ACCESS INDICATOR
The Hard Drive Access indicator states whether your
internal hard drive is being accessed.
FLOPPY DRIVE ACCESS INDICATOR
The Floppy Drive Access indicator states whether the
internal floppy disk drive is being accessed. This indicator will flash if your software tries to access a disk even
if no floppy disk drive is installed. (See Internal Floppy
Disk Drive on page 35 for more information)
NUMLK INDICATOR
The NumLk indicator states that the internal keyboard is
set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.
CAPSLOCK INDICATOR
The CapsLock indicator states that your keyboard is set
to type in all capital letters.
SCRLK INDICATOR
The ScrLk indicator states that your scroll lock is active.
MEDIA PLAYER ACCESS INDICATOR
The media player Access indicator tells you that the
media player drive is being accessed. If the Auto Insert
Notification function is active, the indicator will flash
periodically when your system is checking the media
player drive. If the Auto Insert Notification function is
not active, the indicator will only flash when you access
the media player drive. The default setting is the Auto
Insert Notification function active.
VOLUME LEVEL LEDS
The eight volume level LEDs correspond to the volume
set with the volume dial.
VOLUME DIAL
The volume dial is a simple way to adjust the volume.
Turn the dial clockwise to raise the volume; counterclockwise to lower the volume.
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Enter
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Figure 2-9. Keyboard
Keyboard
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5
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2
3
4
5
6
6
Function Keys
[Fn] Key
Start Key
Numeric Keypad (surrounded by thick gray line)
Application Key
Cursor Keys
onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on
your pointing device.
USING THE KEYBOARD
NUMERIC KEYPAD
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integrated 84key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard functions of a 101-key keyboard, including the Windows
keys and other special function keys. This section
describes the following keys.
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as
both standard character keys and numeric keypad keys.
NumLk can be activated and deactivated by pressing the
[NumLk] keys. Once this feature is activated you can
enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ),
subtraction ( - ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ),
and enter decimal points ( . ) using the keys designated
as ten-key function keys. The keys in the numeric
keypad are marked on the front edge of the key to indicate their secondary functions.
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Numeric keypad: Your LifeBook notebook allows
certain keys to serve dual purposes, both as standard
characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The
ability to toggle between the standard character and
numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk]
key.
Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow
keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to the
right, left, up, or down within windows, applications
and documents.
Function keys: The keys labeled [F1] through [F12]
are used in conjunction with the [Fn] key to produce
special actions that vary depending on what program
is running.
Windows keys: These keys work with your Windows
operating system and function the same as the
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WINDOWS KEYS
Your LifeBook notebook has two Windows keys: a Start
key and an Application key. The Start key displays the
Start menu. This button functions the same as your
onscreen Start menu button. The Application key functions the same as your right mouse button and displays
shortcut menus for the selected item. (Please refer to
your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the Windows keys.)
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CURSOR KEYS
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard
which allow you to move the cursor up, down, left and
right in applications. In programs such as Windows
Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the next item up,
down, left, or right).
Keyboard/Mouse Features -> Internal Pointing Device
is set to Manual Setting.)
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[Fn+F5]: Pressing [F5] while holding [Fn] allows
you to toggle between video compensation and no
compensation. (Video compensation controls spacing
on the display. When it is enabled, displays with less
than 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 pixel resolution will still
cover the entire screen.)
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[Fn+F6]: Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [Fn]
will lower the brightness of your display.
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[Fn+F7]: Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [Fn]
will increase the brightness of the display.
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[Fn+F10]: Pressing [F10] while holding [Fn] allows
you to change your selection of where to send your
display video. Each time you press the combination of
keys you will step to the next choice. The choices, in
order, are: built-in display panel only, both built-in
display panel and external monitor or external
monitor only.
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[Fn+F11]: Pressing [F11] while holding [Fn] allows
you to send your screen display to a connected SVideo device. Pressing the switch repeatedly toggles
between computer display and S-Video device or
computer display only.
FUNCTION KEYS
Your LifeBook 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.
The [Fn] key provides extended functions for the
notebook and is always used in conjunction with
another key.
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[Fn+F3]: Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle
the Audio Mute on and off.
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[Fn+F4]: Pressing [F4] while holding [Fn] will toggle
the touchpad on and off. (This function key combination only works if the BIOS setting for Advanced ->
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Volume Control
Your LifeBook notebook has multiple volume controls
which interact with each other.
Software that contains audio files will also
contain a volume control of its own. If you
install an external audio device that has an
independent volume control, the hardware
volume control and the software volume
control will interact with each other. It
should be noted that if you set your software volume to Off, you will override the
external volume control setting.
CONTROLLING THE VOLUME
The volume can be controlled in several different ways:
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Volume can be set using the volume dial above the
keyboard on the right-hand side. (See Figure 2-8 on
page 14 for location).
Volume can be set from within the Volume Control
Properties which are located either in the system tray
or from Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices in the
Control Panel.
Volume can be controlled by many volume controls
that are set within individual applications.
Certain external audio devices you might connect to
your system may have hardware volume controls.
Each source discussed above puts an upper limit on the
volume level that must then be followed by the other
sources.
We recommend that you experiment with the various
volume controls to discover the optimal sound level.
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Figure 2-10. Touchpad Pointing Device
1 Cursor Control
2 Scroll Buttons
TouchPad Pointing Device
The TouchPad pointing device is built into your Fujitsu
LifeBook notebook. It is used to control the movement
of the pointer to select items on your display panel. The
TouchPad is composed of a cursor control, a left and
right button, and an up-and-down scroll button. The
cursor control works the same way a mouse does, and
moves the cursor around the display. It only requires
light pressure with the tip of your finger, and the more
pressure you use, the faster the cursor will move. The left
and right buttons function the same as mouse buttons.
The actual functionality of the buttons may vary
depending on the application that is being used. The upand down scroll buttons allow you to quickly navigate
up and down a screen. (Figure 2-10)
An external mouse can be connected to
the USB port on your LifeBook notebook,
and be used simultaneously with the
TouchPad. However, if you boot the system with an external mouse connected the
TouchPad will be disabled or enabled
depending on your BIOS settings. (See
3 Right Button
4 Left Button
perform the clicking operation by tapping lightly on the
TouchPad once. (Figure 2-11)
Figure 2-11. Clicking
DOUBLE-CLICKING
Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left
button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does
not function with the right button. To double-click,
move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the
left button twice, then immediately release it. You also
have the option to perform the double-click operation
by tapping lightly on the TouchPad twice. (Figure 2-12)
BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for more
information)
CLICKING
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To leftclick, move the cursor to the item you wish to select,
press the left button once, and then immediately release
it. To right-click, move the mouse cursor to the item you
wish to select, press the right button once, and then
immediately release it. You also have the option to
Figure 2-12. Double-clicking
If the interval between clicks is too long,
the double-click will not be executed.
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DRAGGING
Dragging means pressing and holding the left button,
while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to
the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left
button while moving the item to its new location
and then release it. Dragging can also be done using the
TouchPad. First, tap the TouchPad twice over the item
you wish to move making sure to leave your finger on
the pad after the final tap. Next, move the object to its
new location by moving your finger across the
TouchPad, and then release your finger. (Figure 2-13)
Figure 2-13. Dragging
SCROLLING
Using the scroll buttons allows you to scroll up and
down a page easily without using the window scroll bars.
To move up a page, press the upper part of the button.
To move down a page, use the lower part of the button.
(Figure 2-14)
Figure 2-14. Scrolling
TOUCHPAD CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your
TouchPad with selections made from within the Mouse
Properties dialog box.
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Figure 3-1. Connecting the AC Adapter
1 DC Power Jack
2 DC Output Cable
3 AC Adapter
4 AC Cable
Power Sources
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has two possible power
sources: a Lithium ion battery or an AC adapter.
CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER
The AC adapter provides power for operating your
LifeBook notebook and is used to charge the batteries.
Connecting the AC Adapter
1. Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of
your LifeBook notebook.
2. Plug the AC cable into the AC adapter.
3. Plug the AC cable into an AC electrical outlet.
(Figure 3-1)
Switching from AC Adapter Power to Battery Power
1. Be sure that you have a charged battery installed.
2. Unplug the AC adapter.
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When you run the N Series LifeBook
on battery power, by default, the CPU
will slow down approximately by half
in order to optimize battery life. This
feature can be enabled or disabled in
the BIOS. Use an AC Adapter whenever possible.
The Lithium ion battery is not charged
upon purchase. Initially, you will need
to connect the AC adapter to use your
LifeBook notebook.
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Figure 3-2 Opening the Display Panel
Display Panel
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel
that is backlit for easier viewing in bright environments
and maintains top resolution through the use of activematrix technology.
OPENING THE DISPLAY PANEL
1. Slide the display panel latch to the right to release
the locking mechanism.
2. Lift the display panel backwards, being careful not to
touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable
viewing angle.
ADJUSTING DISPLAY PANEL BRIGHTNESS
Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you
may want to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a
more comfortable viewing level. The Function keys on
the keyboard are used to change the brightness level of
the display.
Using the Keyboard to Change Display Brightness
■ [Fn+F6]: Pressing this key combination repeatedly will
lower the brightness of your display.
■ [Fn+F7]: Pressing this key combination repeatedly will
increase the brightness of the display.
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If using AC power, your LifeBook notebook’s brightness setting is set to its
highest level by default. If using battery
power, the brightness setting is set to its
middle level by default.
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The higher the brightness level, the
more power the LifeBook notebook will
consume and the faster your batteries
will discharge. For maximum battery life,
set the brightness level as low as possible.
CLOSING THE DISPLAY PANEL
1. Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it
forward until it is flush with the body of your
LifeBook notebook.
2. Push down until you hear a click. This will engage
the locking mechanism and prevent your display
panel from opening unexpectedly.
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Starting Your
LifeBook Notebook
POWER ON
Power and Suspend/Resume Button
The Power and Suspend/Resume button is used to power
on your LifeBook notebook, to resume from Standby or
Save-to-Disk mode or to place your notebook in Standby
or Save-to-Disk mode. (You can also use the button to
power down the system by holding it down for approximately five seconds. This can be useful if the system is
“hung up”. This shouldn’t be used as the normal means of
shutdown, however.) You can also turn off your notebook
by choosing Shut Down from the Windows Start menu.
Figure 3-3 Powering Up the System
Once you have connected your AC adapter or charged
the internal Lithium ion Battery, you can press this
button to Power On your LifeBook notebook.
(Figure 3-3)
When you turn on your LifeBook
notebook be sure you have a power
source. This means that the battery is
installed and charged, or that the AC
adapter is connected and has power.
Do not carry your LifeBook notebook
around with the power on or subject it to
shocks or vibration, as you risk damaging
your notebook.
When you Power On your notebook, it will perform a
Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal parts
and configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is
found, your notebook will emit an audio warning and/
or an error message will be displayed. (See Power On Self
Test Messages on page 57 for more information)
Depending on the nature of the problem, you may be
able to continue by starting the operating system or by
entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the settings.
After satisfactory completion of the Power On Self Test
(POST), your LifeBook notebook will load your operating system.
Never turn off your LifeBook notebook
during the Power On Self Test (POST) or it
will cause an error message to be displayed
when you turn your notebook on the next
time. (See Power On Self Test Messages on
page 57 for more information)
BOOT SEQUENCE
The procedure for starting-up your Fujitsu LifeBook
notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves
your notebook’s BIOS. When your notebook is first
turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it
needs to find instructions to start up your notebook.
This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you
power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a
boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until your
operating system is loaded. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence including
a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is
completed without a failure and without a request for
the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating
system’s opening screen.
The boot sequence is executed when:
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You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.
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You restart your LifeBook notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.
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The software initiates a system restart. Example:
When you install a new application.
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You reset the system by pressing the three keys
[CTRL+ALT+DEL].
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the
operating environment for your LifeBook notebook.
Your BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating
conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change
the BIOS’ environment to operate your LifeBook notebook.
The BIOS Setup Utility also allows you to configure such
features as the System Data Security feature parameters,
such as passwords.
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Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following:
1. Turn on or restart your LifeBook notebook.
2. Press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on
the screen. This will open the main menu of the
BIOS Setup Utility with the current settings
displayed.
3. Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key
to scroll through the other setup menus to review or
alter the current settings. Additional navigational
information is located at the bottom of the BIOS
screen.
BIOS Guide
A guide to your LifeBook notebook’s BIOS is available
online. Please visit our service and support Web site at
www.us.fujitsu.com/computers. Once there, select
Support, then select Notebooks under User’s Guides.
Select LifeBook BIOS Guides from the pull-down menu
for your LifeBook series. If you are unsure of your notebook’s BIOS number, refer to your packing slip.
If your data security settings require it, you
may be asked for a password before the
BIOS main menu will appear.
BOOTING THE SYSTEM
We strongly recommend that you do not attach any
external devices and do not put a CD or floppy disk in
any drive until you have gone through the initial power
on sequence.
When you turn on your LifeBook notebook for the first
time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen. If you
do nothing, the system will load the operating system,
and then the Windows Welcome will begin.
Designed to accommodate the needs of users in many
different countries, Windows needs to be configured the
first time you use it. Windows has three parts:
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Getting Started: You have the opportunity to enter
custom information for your configuration file and
setup your modem so that your LifeBook notebook
will be prepared to dial out.
Registration: Easy online registration for Windows
with Microsoft, and for your LifeBook notebook with
Fujitsu.
Windows License Agreement and Final Settings:
You have the opportunity to review the Windows
License Agreement.
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Read the instructions on the screens carefully and fill
in the information as directed. You will be asked for such
items as the country in which you live, your first and last
name, and about how you dial out from where you will
be using your notebook. For the modem settings, enter
your current location information where you will be
using your LifeBook notebook. If you are not connected
to a phone line and plan to register at a later time, you
may click the Skip button, and you will go directly to the
condition of use page.
Once you have set up your notebook to dial out,
Windows will make a free telephone call which will test
these settings. If the call is unsuccessful, you will be
returned to the phone settings page where you may try
to fix them. If you are unable to fix the settings please
contact Fujitsu Service and Support. (See Fujitsu Contact
Information on page 3 for more information).
If you would simply like to move on, and register at a
later time, you may click the Skip button, and you will
go directly to the Condition of Use page.
Registration
If your connection is successful, you will go to the
Registration Confirmation page. On this page simply
enter the requested information, and then check the
box at the bottom to register your copy of Windows with
Microsoft. Once you have finished, click the Next button
to continue.
If you do not register at this time you can
do it later simply by double-clicking on the
LifeBook Registration icon on your desktop and following the instructions.
You will then go through the Fujitsu registration process.
Follow the instructions on the screens, and enter all of
the necessary information. Be as specific as possible so
that if you need help the service and support team will
be able to serve you better.
Final Settings
The first part of your final settings is the Windows End
User License Agreement. Read the agreement carefully.
When you finish reading you must accept or reject the
terms of the agreement and then click on the Next button.
If you reject the terms of the license
agreement you will be asked to review the
license agreement for information on
returning to Windows or to shut down
your LifeBook notebook.
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WINDOWS PRODUCT ACTIVATION
On systems with Windows XP as an operating system, it
has already been pre-installed and pre-activated when
you receive the system.
In the event you need to re-install Windows XP (e.g.,
after making significant configuration changes), it may
be necessary to reactivate the operating system. To do so,
use the following information.
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After re-installing Windows XP, you have thirty days
to activate it. Product activation ensures that you are
the only authorized user of this copy of Windows.
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Until you activate the product, you will be prompted
whenever you turn on the system that activation is
required. Follow the on-screen directions to activate
your operating system. The product only needs to be
activated once, unless significant hardware changes
are made to your system.
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Note that Product Activation and Registration are not
the same thing. Registration is optional, whereas
Product Activation is a required procedure.
Make sure you have connected a phone
line to your modem and you have Internet
access before you use E-Registration.
You may also register on our Web site:
www.us.fujitsu.com/computers.
You will need to be set up with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) to use this option.
INSTALLING CLICK ME!
The first time you boot up your system, you will see an
icon called Click Me! on the desktop. When you click the
icon, your system will automatically build the icon tray
in the bottom right of the screen. These icons provide
links to utilities that you will frequently access.
The icon is automatically deleted after you launch Click
Me! and restart the system.
REGISTERING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
What are the benefits of registering?
You will receive an identification label for your LifeBook
notebook, which, if your notebook is ever lost, may help
in getting it returned to you. You also receive technical
support access and useful product mailings. Proof of
purchase is not required if you register within 30 days of
your purchase.
How do I register?
With Windows, it is a part of the Windows Welcome
process. If you do not register during the Welcome
process you can double-click on the LifeBook Registration icon on your desktop and then follow the instructions.
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Power Management
Your LifeBook notebook has many options and features
for conserving battery power. Some of these features are
automatic and need no user intervention, such as those
for the internal modem. However, others depend on the
parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness. Internal
power management for your LifeBook notebook may be
controlled from settings made in your operating system.
Besides the options available for conserving battery
power, there are also some things that you can do to
prevent your battery from running down as quickly.
For example, you can create an appropriate power saving
profile, put your notebook into Suspend mode when it is
not performing an operation, and you can limit the use
of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery
powered computers, there is a trade-off between
performance and power savings.
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Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery
Warning condition.
Your LifeBook notebook’s system memory typically
stores the file(s) on which you are working, open application(s) information, and any other data required to
support the operation(s) in progress. When you resume
operation from Suspend mode, your LifeBook notebook
will return to the point where it left off. You must use the
Power and Suspend/Resume button to resume operation, and there must be an adequate power source available, or your LifeBook notebook will not resume.
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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.
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Disabling the Suspend/Resume button
prevents it from being used to put your
LifeBook notebook in Suspend or Saveto-Disk mode. The resume function of
the button cannot be disabled.
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The Suspend or Hibernation (Save-toDisk) mode should not be used with certain PC Cards. Check your PC Card documentation for more information.
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When PC Cards or external devices are
in use, Hibernation (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 re-starts.
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If your notebook is actively accessing
information when you enter the Suspend or Hibernation (Save-to-Disk)
mode, changes to open files are not lost.
The files are left open and memory is
kept active during Suspend mode, or the
memory is transferred to the internal
hard drive during Hibernation mode.
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The main advantage of using the Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) function is that
power is not required to maintain your
data. This is particularly important if you
will be leaving your LifeBook notebook
in a suspended state for a prolonged
period of time. The drawback of using
Hibernation mode is that it lengthens
the power down and power up
sequences and resets peripheral devices.
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Your system is set to use the Max Battery power scheme when running on
battery power. If you change the power
scheme to a different profile, your battery life may vary.
POWER AND SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON
When your LifeBook notebook is active, the Power and
Suspend/Resume button can be used to manually put
your notebook into Suspend mode. Push the Power and
Suspend/Resume button when your notebook is active,
but not actively accessing anything, and immediately
release the button. You will hear two short beeps and
your system will enter Suspend mode.
If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Power and
Suspend/Resume button will return your notebook to
active operation. You can tell whether or not your
system is in Suspend mode by looking at the Power indicator. (See Figure 2-8 on page 14 for location) If the indicator is visible and not flashing, your LifeBook notebook
is fully operational. If the indicator is both visible and
flashing, your notebook is in Suspend mode. If the indicator is not visible at all, the power is off or your notebook is in Save-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode. (See
Hibernation (Save-to-disk) Feature on page 29 for more
information)
SUSPEND MODE
Suspend or Standby mode saves the contents of your
LifeBook notebook’s system memory during periods of
inactivity by maintaining power to critical parts. This
mode will turn off the CPU, the display, the hard drive,
and all of the other internal components except those
necessary to maintain system memory and allow for
restarting. Your LifeBook notebook can be put in
Suspend mode by:
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Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when
your system is turned on.
Selecting Standby from the Windows Shut Down
menu.
Timing out from lack of activity.
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HARD DISK TIMEOUT
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
purchased your LifeBook it had space
allocated for the memory installed. If you
upgrade the original system by adding a
memory upgrade module without
changing the size of your Save-to-Disk
allocation you will get an error message
when you try to activate Save-to-Disk
mode.You can download the Save-to-Disk
File Allocation information from our Web
site at www.us.fujitsu.com/computers. If
you need help, contact your support
representative for recommendations.
HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) FEATURE
The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your
LifeBook notebook’s system memory to the hard drive
as a part of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable
or disable this feature.
Enabling or Disabling the Hibernation Feature
The default setting is not enabled. To enable or disable
the Hibernation feature follow these easy steps:
1. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then select
Control Panel.
2. From the Control Panel, select Power Management.
3. Select Hibernation tab. Select the box to enable or
disable this feature.
Using the Hibernation Feature
1. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then select
Control Panel.
2. From the Control Panel, select Power Management
-> Power Options.
3. Select Advanced tab, then select Hibernate from the
pull-down menu for Power buttons.
DISPLAY TIMEOUT
The Video Timeout is one of the power management
parameters. This feature saves power by turning off the
display if there is no keyboard or pointer activity for the
user selected timeout period. Any keyboard or pointer
activity will cause the display to restart automatically.
This feature is independent of the Power and Suspend/
Resume button and can be enabled and disabled in
Windows.
The Hard Disk Timeout is another one of the power
management parameters. This feature saves power by
turning off the hard drive if there is no hard drive
activity for the user selected timeout period. Any
attempt to access the hard drive will cause it to restart
automatically. This feature is independent of the Power
and Suspend/Resume button and can be enabled and
disabled in Windows.
RESTARTING THE SYSTEM
If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure
that you use the following procedure.
1. Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
2. Select the Restart option from within the Windows
Shut Down dialog box.
3. Click OK to restart your LifeBook notebook. Your
notebook will shut down and then reboot.
Turning off your LifeBook notebook
without exiting Windows or turning on
your notebook within 10 seconds of the
notebook being shut off may cause an
error when you start the next time.
Never turn off your LifeBook notebook
while an application is running. Close all
files, exit all applications, and shut down
your operating system prior to turning off
the power with the power switch. If files
are open when you turn the power off,
you will lose any changes that have not
been saved, and may cause disk errors.
POWER OFF
Before turning off the power by choosing Shut Down
from the Start menu, check that the Hard Drive, Optical
Drive, and PC Card access indicators are all Off. (See
Figure 2-8 on page 14) If you turn off the power while
accessing a disk or PC Card there is a risk of data loss. To
assure that your LifeBook notebook shuts down without
error, use the Windows shut down procedure.
Using the correct procedure to shut down from
Windows allows your LifeBook notebook to complete its
operations and turn off power in the proper sequence to
avoid errors. The proper sequence is:
1. Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
2. Select the Shut Down option from within the
Windows Shut Down dialog box.
3. Click OK to shut down your LifeBook notebook.
If you are going to store your notebook for a month or
more see Care and Maintenance Section.
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User-Installable
Features
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Lithium ion Battery
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion
battery that provides power for operating your notebook when no external power source is available. The
rechargeable battery is durable and long lasting, but
should not be exposed to extreme temperatures, high
voltages, chemicals or other hazards. For information on
maximizing your battery life, refer to the section entitled
“Power Management” on page 28.
The Lithium ion battery operating time may become
shorter if it is used under the following conditions:
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Your system is set to use the Max Battery power
scheme when running on battery power. If you change
the power scheme to a different profile, your battery
life may vary.
When used at temperatures that exceed a low of
5°C (40°F) or a high of 35°C (95°F). Extreme
temperatures not only reduce charging efficiency, but
can also cause battery deterioration. The charging
icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when you
try to charge a battery that is outside its operating
temperature range. (See Battery Charging Indicator on
page 14 for more information)
When using a high current device such as a modem,
DVD/CD-RW drive, DVD-RW drive, or hard drive,
using the AC adapter will conserve your battery life.
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Do not leave a faulty battery in your
LifeBook notebook. It may damage your
AC adapter or your notebook itself. It
may also prevent operation of your
notebook by draining all available current into the bad battery.
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).
Actual battery life will vary based on
factors such as screen brightness,
applications, features, power management
settings, battery condition and other
customer preferences. DVD/CD-RW,
DVD-RW, or hard drive usage may also
have a significant impact on battery life.
Battery charging capacity is reduced as the
battery ages. If your battery is running low
quickly, you should replace it.
RECHARGING THE BATTERIES
If you want to know the condition of the primary
Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Status indicator
located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator
changes as the battery level changes.
The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using the
AC adapter. To recharge the battery make sure the
battery that needs to be charged is installed in your LifeBook notebook and connect the AC adapter.
Make sure the Battery Charging indicator
and the percentage charge is shown inside
the Battery Status icon on the Status
Indicator Panel.
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery
therefore you do not need to discharge the battery
completely before recharging. The charge times will be
significantly longer if your LifeBook notebook is in use
while the battery is charging. If you want to charge the
battery more quickly, put your LifeBook into Suspend
mode, or turn it off while the adapter is charging the
battery. (See Power Management on page 28 for more
information on Suspend mode and shutdown procedure)
Using high current devices such as a
modem or frequent optical drive accesses
may prevent complete charging.
Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, a low battery notification message will appear. If you do not respond to the
low battery message, the batteries will continue to
discharge until they are too low to operate. When this
happens, your LifeBook notebook will go into Suspend
mode. There is no guarantee that your data will not be
lost once the notebook reaches this point.
Note that you can change the state in which the battery
goes into Suspend mode in the Power properties of the
Control Panel.
To prevent loss of data, you should save all
your active data and put your notebook
into Suspend mode when the low battery
message appears, until you can provide a
new power source. 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/suspend/
resume button, or remove all power
sources while your notebook is in Suspend
mode, any data that has not been saved to
the hard drive will be lost.You should
provide power to your notebook from an
AC power adapter as soon as possible.
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Dead Battery Suspend mode shows on the Status indicator just like the normal Suspend mode. Once your
LifeBook notebook goes into Dead Battery Suspend
mode you will be unable to resume operation until you
provide a source of power from an AC adapter. Once you
have provided power, you will need to press the
Suspend/Resume button to resume operation. In the
Dead Battery Suspend mode, your data can be maintained for some time, but if a power source is not
provided promptly, the Power indicator will stop
flashing and go out, meaning that you have lost the data
that was not stored. Once you provide power, you can
continue to use your LifeBook notebook while the
adapter is charging the battery.
Shorted Batteries
The Status Indicator panel displays the battery status via
the Battery Status indicator to show the charge level
available in that battery. If the display is flashing red, it
means that the battery is damaged and must be replaced
so it does not damage any other parts of your LifeBook
notebook.
4. Slide the battery release latch towards the edge of the
system.
5. Slide the battery slightly away from the system and
lift it up. Remove the battery from the bay.
Figure 4-1. Removing the Battery
6. Slide a charged battery into the bay and press it
down until the latches click into place.
7. Plug in the AC adapter and turn the power on.
REPLACING THE BATTERY
With the purchase of an additional battery, you can have
a fully charged spare to swap with one that is not
charged.
Follow the steps below to replace a battery (Figure 4-1):
1. Have a charged battery ready to install.
2. Shut down your notebook and disconnect the AC
adapter.
3. Turn the system over.
Figure 4-2. Installing the Battery
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1 Floppy Disk Drive
Eject Button
Figure 4-3. Loading/Ejecting a 3.5” Floppy Disk
Internal Floppy Disk Drive
An internal floppy disk drive is installed in the right side
of your LifeBook notebook. The floppy disk drive can
read and write information on removable 1.44MB and
720KB floppy disks.
Your LifeBook notebook is preconfigured
to boot from a floppy drive. Reference the
BIOS manual for further information on
changing the default boot drive. The BIOS
manual can be found under Support on
the Fujitsu Web site: www.us.fujitsu.com/
computers.
PREPARING A DISK FOR USE
Before you can use a new disk, it needs to be prepared
so your LifeBook notebook knows where to store information. This preparation is called formatting or initializing a disk. You will need to format new disks, unless
they are preformatted. (Please refer to your operating
system manual for step-by-step instructions on formatting a
disk)
To prevent accidental erasure of the data stored on a
disk, slide the “write protect” tab until a small hole is
exposed. This sets the disk into a protected state where
nothing can be added or removed. If you want to add or
remove data on a protected disk, slide the “write
protect” tab to close the small hole. (Figure 4-4)
LOADING A DISK
To load a disk into your disk drive, follow these steps:
1. Orient the disk so that its label is facing upwards
and the shutter side is pointing towards the drive.
(Figure 4-3)
2. Push the disk into the drive until the Eject button
pops out and you hear a click.
When there is no disk in the drive, the
Eject button is flush with your notebook.
EJECTING A DISK
1
2
1 Write Enabled
2 Write Protected
Figure 4-4 Floppy Disk Write Protect
To eject a disk from the disk drive, follow these steps:
1. Check that the Floppy Disk Drive Access indicator
is inactive.
2. Press the Eject button. This will push your disk
partially out of the drive.
Formatting a floppy disk that already contains data will erase all of the information
on the disk.
3. Remove the disk.
If you eject the disk while the Floppy Disk
Drive Access indicator is active, there is a
risk of damaging the data on the disk, the
disk itself or even the disk drive.
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2
Figure 4-5. Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains an optical
drive which is either a DVD-RW or DVD/CD-RW
combo player. A DVD-RW drive allows you to play CDs
and DVDs, record CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and record
DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs. A DVD/CD-RW drive allows
you to write data onto recordable CDs in addition to all
of the standard DVD drive functions.
OPTICAL DRIVE SOFTWARE
DVD/CD-RW Combo model only: With the combo drive,
you can play DVD movies, read audio CDs, and write
data onto recordable CD-R or CD-RW discs.
DVD-RW model only: With this drive, you can play CDs
and DVDs, record CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and record
DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs.
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Prior to using your Optical Drive, you
must install the Optical Player software. Refer to the applicable readme file
on the Driver Applications CD-ROM for
instructions on installing your Optical
Player software.
You should periodically check the Fujitsu
Web site at www.us.fujitsu.com/
computers for current updated drivers.
Prolonged use of the optical drive, such
as watching a DVD movie, will
substantially reduce your battery life.
Do not operate your optical drive unless
your LifeBook notebook is sitting on a flat
surface. Using a drive when the system is
not level may damage the drive or prevent
proper operation.
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1 DVD/CD Holder Tray
2 DVD/CD Eject Button
LOADING MEDIA
To load a disc into your optical drive, follow these steps:
1. Push and release the eject button on the front of the
optical drive to open the holder tray. The tray will
come out of the notebook a short distance.
2. Gently pull the tray out until a media disc can easily
be placed in the tray.
There may be a protective sheet in the tray
from when it was shipped; please make sure
it is removed before operating the drive,
otherwise your drive may be damaged.
3. Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the
hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the
raised circle in the center of the tray.
4. Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a
click. (Figure 4-6)
If you have disabled the Auto Insert Notification Function, you will have to start the
drive from your desktop, since your notebook will not automatically recognize that
media has been loaded.
REMOVING MEDIA
1. Push and release the eject button on the front of the
optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder
tray will come out of the notebook a short distance.
2. Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be
removed from the tray.
3. Carefully remove the media disc from the holder
tray.
4. Gently push the holder tray back in until you
hear a click.
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a.
b.
c.
d.
Figure 4-6. Loading Media
EMERGENCY DVD/CD-ROM TRAY RELEASE
If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open
the media tray with a paper clip 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.
3. Click OK to close the About DVD Player
Performance dialog box and the movie will begin.
Opening the DVD/CD-RW Drive Control Panel
With most DVD-ROMs, you have the option of altering
how the movie should play and what you wish to view.
You can do this by using the DVD/CD-RW Combo
Drive control panel and the mouse.
1. Right-click on the movie screen to open a dropdown
menu for options.
2. Select View -> Player for all the controls available.
This will open the control panel into the bottom of
the screen.
Figure 4-7. Emergency Removal of a CD/DVD
USING THE OPTICAL PLAYER SOFTWARE
Prior to using your optical drive, you must
install the optical player software. For details
on using your optical player software, refer
to the software Help file.
Starting a DVD Movie
1. Insert the DVD movie into the optical drive of your
notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates,
skip Step 2.
2. The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CDRW tray, you will be prompted to select what you
want the system to do when discs are inserted (e.g.,
start automatically or wait for a prompt). Until you
make a selection, you will receive the same prompt
whenever you insert a disc.
Using the Optical Drive Control Panel
The optical drive software allows you to watch the movie
much like a VCR player. You have the option to pause,
rewind, fast-forward and stop the movie at any point.
1. To Pause the movie, click the button.
2. To Rewind the movie, click the button to rewind
to a specific portion of the movie, or the button
to return to the opening screen.
3. To Fast-forward the movie, click the button to
forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the
button to jump to the ending credits.
4. To Stop the movie, click the button.
Exiting the Optical Player
1. Click on the U located in the upper right corner of
the title bar. This opens an Optical Player dialog box.
2. Click Yes to stop and exit the movie, or No to close
the Optical Player dialog and return to the movie.
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USING DOLBY™ HEADPHONE
The Dolby Headphone utility lets you enjoy multichannel sound sources, such as movies, with realistic
surround sound using conventional stereo headphones.
Dolby Headphone is a signal processing system that
enables your stereo headphones to realistically portray
the sound of a five-speaker playback system.
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Media discs which do not have the
Dolby Surround 5:1 symbol will not
support Dolby Headphone.
After making changes to the Dolby
Headphone feature and clicking OK,
wait at least ten seconds before making
another change in order to allow the
system to stabilize.
To use the Dolby Headphone feature, perform the
following steps:
1. Insert the disc in the optical drive tray. When you do
so, WinDVD will start automatically.
2. Place your cursor over the Fujitsu logo on the
WinDVD control panel and click on it. If the disc
supports Dolby Surround 5.1, a drop down menu
appears.
3. Verify that Dolby headphones is checked on the
menu. If you do not want it active, select Disable.
USING THE DRIVE ON BATTERY POWER
Since optical drives consume a lot of power, your overall
battery life will be shorter when operating the optical
drive continuously (such as watching a DVD movie).
Many movie run-times are longer than your LifeBook
notebook can support on a single battery. If you are
watching a DVD movie on battery power you may need
to swap in an additional, charged battery or attach AC
power during the movie to view it in its entirety.
To Watch a Movie on Battery Power:
1. Have an additional fully-charged battery or your AC
adapter ready for use.
2. Start watching your DVD movie.
3. When the low battery warning occurs, immediately
stop the movie and exit the optical player.
If you do not stop the optical drive quickly
and the LifeBook notebook attempts to
auto-suspend (critical battery low state)
the notebook will shut down improperly. If
this occurs, you will need to power the
system up with the power/suspend/
resume button and follow any instructions
that appear.
4. Manually place your notebook into suspend mode
by depressing the Suspend button. Plug in a power
adapter and replace the discharged battery with an
additional fully-charged battery. If you do not have
an additional battery, you may use the AC power
adapter as your power source to continue watching
the movie while recharging the installed battery.
5. Resume your notebook by pressing the Suspend
button again. This step is not required if you
attached AC power without entering suspend mode.
6. Restart your optical drive, locate and skip to the
chapter of the movie you were last watching.
7. Continue watching your DVD movie.
Some shorter DVD movies may not require
you to swap batteries or attach AC power
to complete them. However, it is best to be
prepared since actual battery life while
operating the optical drive cannot be
guaranteed.
AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION FUNCTION
Prolonged use of the optical drive, such as
watching a DVD movie, will substantially
reduce your battery life. Many movie runtimes are longer than your system can
support on a single battery. If you are
watching a DVD movie on battery power
you may need to swap in an additional,
charged battery or attach AC power
during the movie to view it in its entirety.
An additional battery is recommended if
you will be watching DVD movies on
battery power. If you don’t have an
additional battery, you may purchase one
either on-line at www.us.fujitsu.com/
computers or call 1-877-372-3473.
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The Auto Insert Notification function allows your LifeBook notebook to automatically start a DVD/CD as soon
as it is inserted in the optical drive and the tray is closed.
Your notebook will begin playing an audio DVD/CD or
will start an application if the DVD/CD includes an auto
run file.
To prevent a CD from playing automatically as soon as it
is inserted, refer to the related help file for your specific
operating system.
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Note: A Memory Stick
is used for illustration
purposes.
2
1 Memory Stick/
SD Card Eject Button
2 Memory Stick
Figure 4-1. Installing a Memory Stick/SD Card
Memory Stick/
Secure Digital Slot
Your LifeBook notebook supports the following
memory cards, on which you can store and transfer data
to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use
flash memory architecture, which means they don’t
need a power source to retain data.
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SD Memory Card
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Memory Stick Media
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Memory Stick Select Media
INSTALLING MEMORY STICK/SD CARDS
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Memory Stick Duo Media
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Memory Stick PRO Media
Memory Sticks and SD Cards are installed in the
Memory Stick/SD Card slot (Figure 4-1). To install a
Memory Stick or SD Card, follow these steps:
• Some of the media in the above list may
have more features than others.
• Memory Stick PRO’s high-speed data
rate when using a parallel interface is
not supported.
• An adapter is required for Memory Stick
Duo.
• Copyright Protection Technology cannot be used.
• MultiMedia Cards (MMC) and Secure
MMC are not supported.
Memory Stick is a flash memory technology developed
by Sony Electronics. Memory Stick allows you to record,
transfer and share digital content, such as digital
pictures, movies, music, voice, and computer data and
applications.
Secure Digital (SD) Cards are very similar to Memory
Sticks, but they are shorter. Like the Memory Stick, SD
Cards allow portable storage among a variety of devices,
such as cell phones, GPS systems, digital cameras, and
PDAs. SD Cards transfer data quickly, with low battery
consumption. Like the memory stick, it uses flash
memory architecture.
Figure 4-2. Memory Stick and Secure Digital Card
■
Installing or removing a Memory Stick or
SD Card during your LifeBook notebook’s shutdown or bootup process may
damage the card and/or your LifeBook
notebook.
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Do not insert a card into a slot if there is
water or any other substance on the
card as you may permanently damage
the card, your LifeBook notebook, or
both.
1. See your Memory Stick or SD Card manual for
instructions on the installation of your card. Some
cards may require that your notebook is off while
installing them.
2. Make sure there is no card currently in the slot. If
there is, see Removing a Memory Stick/SD Card.
3. Insert your PC Card into the slot with the product
label facing up.
4. Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in
the connector.
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REMOVING A MEMORY STICK/SD CARD
To remove a Memory Stick or SD Card, follow these easy
steps:
See your Memory Stick or SD Card manual
for specific instructions on the removal of
your card. Some cards may require your
LifeBook notebook to be in Suspend Mode
or Off while removing them.
Push the Memory Stick or SD Card in until it unlatches.
It will then eject from the slot for removal.
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Hard Disk Drive
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook hard disk drive capacity
is dependent on which model you are using. Some LifeBook notebooks may also contain a removable hard disk
drive in addition to the internal hard disk drive. (See
Specifications on page 71 for more information)
FORMATTING THE HARD DISK DRIVE
The internal hard disk drive is formatted, or initialized,
at the factory. You do not need to format it under
normal circumstances. If you decide to reformat due to
corruption or upgrade, please refer to your operating
system documentation for the correct procedure.
You should not reformat your hard disk
unless you are instructed to do so by
Technical Support. Reformatting the hard
disk drive will erase all of the data
currently stored on it, including the
operating system and installed programs.
Before you reformat your hard disk drive, please note:
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Any data that currently resides on your hard disk drive
must be backed-up to floppy disks or other data
storage media, or it will be permanently lost. These
back-up disks can then be used to reinstall and restore
your data. (See your operating system manual for more
information on backing-up your data files)
All application software that is installed on the hard
disk drive, must be reinstalled from the original
source.
The factory-installed software, including the
operating system, can be restored using the Drive
Image Special Edition (DISE) software that came with
your LifeBook notebook (See Drive Image Special
Edition (DISE) on page 60 for more information).
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1 PC Card
2 PC Card Slots
3 PC Card Eject Buttons
3
2
Figure 4-8 Installing/Removing PC Cards
PC Cards
Your LifeBook notebook supports two Type I or Type II
or one Type III PC Cards, which can perform a variety
of functions depending on which type of card you
install.
Some types of PC Cards available on the market include:
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Fax/data modem
Local area network (LAN)
Wireless LAN PC card
IDE solid-state disk
Flash memory card adapters
SCSI
Other PC Cards that conform to PCMCIA™ 2.1 or
CardBus standards.
For further information, refer to the instructions
supplied with your PC Card.
INSTALLING PC CARDS
PC Cards are installed in the PC Card slots. To install a
PC Card, follow these easy steps:
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Installing or removing a PC Card during
your LifeBook notebook’s shutdown or
bootup process may damage the card
and/or your notebook.
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Do not insert a PC Card if it not clean
and dry. Inserting a dirty or wet card
could damage your notebook.
1. See your PC Card manual for specific instructions
on the installation of your card. Some PC Cards may
require your LifeBook notebook to be Off while
installing them.
2. Make sure there is no PC Card currently occupying
the slot. If there is, see Removing PC Cards.
3. If either of the eject buttons is extended, press it in
until it clicks.
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4. Insert your PC Card into the slot with the product
label facing up.
5. Push the card into the slot firmly until it is seated
in the opening.
REMOVING PC CARDS
To remove a PC Card, perform the following steps:
1. See your PC Card manual for specific instructions
on removing your card. Some PC Cards may require
your notebook to be Off while removing them.
Loss of data could occur if proper
shutdown procedures are not observed.
Windows XP has a Safe Removal of
Hardware utility on the taskbar. Refer to
your operating system manual for the
correct procedure.
If the dialog box states that the device
cannot be removed, you must save all of
your open files, close any open
applications and shut down your LifeBook
notebook. Once your notebook has been
shut down, you must turn Off the power
using the power/suspend/resume button.
2. Unlock the PC Card from the slot by first pressing
the eject button associated with the slot the card is
in. When pressed, the button will pop up.
3. Firmly press the button again until it is flush with
the notebook. This will push the PC Card slightly
out of the slot allowing you to remove the card.
If the PC Card has an external connector
and cable, do not pull the cable when
removing the card.
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User-Installable Features
Memory Upgrade
Module
Your LifeBook notebook has two memory slots, and the
system comes with 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB of factoryinstalled memory. If you have a module installed in only
one slot, you can increase your LifeBook notebook’s
memory capacity by installing another memory upgrade
module in the empty slot or by increasing the size of the
single installed module. The minimum amount of
memory in your system is 256 MB; the maximum
amount is 2 GB (two 1 GB modules).
The memory upgrade must be PC2100 DDR333 SODIMM module. To ensure 100% compatibility, we
recommend that you only purchase additional memory
from the Fujitsu on-line accessory store at:
www.us.fujitsu.com/computers.
Do not remove any screws from the
memory upgrade module compartment,
except the ones specifically shown in the
directions for installing and removing the
memory upgrade module.
INSTALLING A MEMORY MODULE
1. Turn off power to your LifeBook notebook using the
power/suspend/resume button, and remove any
power adapter.
1
2
1: Slot 2
2: Slot 1
Figure 4-9. Opening the Memory Upgrade Compartment
6. Remove the memory upgrade module from the
static guarded sleeve.
7. Align the memory upgrade module with the part
side up. Align the connector edge of the memory
upgrade module with the connector slot in the
compartment. The connector will be pointing
toward the rear of the LifeBook notebook.
8. Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45° angle.
Press the connector edge of the module firmly down
and into the connector until it lodges under the
retaining clip. You will hear a click when it is properly in place. (Figure 4-10)
2. Make sure that all the connector covers are closed.
The memory upgrade module can be
severely damaged by electrostatic
discharge (ESD). Be sure you are properly
grounded when handling and installing the
module.
3. Turn the LifeBook notebook bottom side up, with
the front panel toward you.
4. Remove the screw at the front of the memory
upgrade module compartment. (Figure 4-9)
5. Remove the cover by tilting the front edge up
and then pulling forward until the tabs on the
cover are free.
If you use only one memory module in
your system, be sure it is installed in Slot 2.
Slot 2 is the slot that is further away from
the edge of the system. (Figure 4-9)
Figure 4-10. Installing a Memory Upgrade Module
9. Replace the cover by hooking the tabs under the rear
edge of the compartment opening and tilting down
until flush with the bottom of your LifeBook notebook.
10. Replace the screw.
The memory upgrade module is not
something you should routinely remove
from your notebook. Once it is installed,
you should leave it in place unless you
want to increase system memory capacity.
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REMOVING A MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE
1. Perform steps 1 through 5 of Installing 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
rear of your LifeBook notebook. (Figure 4-11)
Figure 4-11. Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
4. Store the memory upgrade module in a static
guarded sleeve.
5. Replace the cover by following steps 9 and 10 of
Installing a Memory Upgrade Module.
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
notebook. (See Hibernation (Save-to-
disk) Feature on page 29 for more
information)
CHECKING THE MEMORY CAPACITY
Once you have changed the system memory capacity by
either adding or removing a memory upgrade module,
be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the
change.
You can check the memory capacity by clicking [Start]
-> Control Panel, then double-clicking the System icon.
Select the General tab and check the amount of memory
under “Computer.”
If the total memory displayed is incorrect,
check that your memory upgrade module
is properly installed. (If the module is
properly installed and the capacity is still
not correctly recognized, see
Troubleshooting on page 54.
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User-Installable Features
Device Ports
Your LifeBook notebook comes equipped with multiple
ports to which you can connect an external device
including: disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc.
COMMUNICATIONS PORTS
Your LifeBook has a Modem jack (RJ-11) and a LAN
jack (RJ-45) to accommodate external communications.
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack
The modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is used for your
internal modem. To connect the telephone cable follow
these easy steps: (See Figure 2-6 on page 12 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
3. Plug the other end of the telephone cable into a
telephone outlet.
Do not connect the internal modem to a
Digital PBX as it may cause serious damage
to the modem or your LifeBook notebook.
It should be noted that some hotels use
the Digital PBX systems, please be sure to
find out BEFORE you connect your
modem. Consult your PBX manufacturer’s
documentation for more information.
The internal modem is designed to the
ITU-T V.90 standard. Its maximum speed
of 53000bps is the highest allowed by the
FCC, and its actual connection rate
depends on the line conditions. The
maximum speed is 33600bps at upload.
UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB) 2.0 PORTS
The four Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports allow you
to connect USB devices such as game pads, pointing
devices, keyboards and speakers. USB 2.0 is downwardcompatible with USB 1.1 devices, so older USB devices
will work with these ports. USB 2.0 is a much faster
design, running forty times faster than USB 1.1. To
connect a USB device follow these steps: (See Figure on
page 12 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
MICROPHONE JACK
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external
mono microphone. Your microphone must be equipped
with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into
the microphone jack of your LifeBook notebook. In
order to connect a microphone follow these easy steps:
(See Figure on page 8 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
S-VIDEO OUT PORT
The S-Video port allows you to connect and use directly
any S-Video device, such as a VCR or television. The
S-Video standard provides for a higher quality picture
than Composite. In order to connect an S-Video device,
follow these easy steps: (See Figure on page 12 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
OPTICAL DIGITAL
AUDIO-OUT CONNECTOR
LAN PORT
This port allows you to connect a LAN (RJ-45) cable for
high-speed network or broadband connections (e.g.,
DSL, cable modem). (See Figure 2-6 on page 12 for location)
IEEE 1394 JACK
The 4-pin IEEE 1394 (Firewire) jack is a high-speed
interface (400 Mbps) that can be used to transfer large
amounts of data between your notebook and a Firewire
peripheral such as a digital camera, external hard drive,
or video camera. Hot-swappable and plug-n-play, it is
much faster than USB 1.1, CardBus, or parallel port. In
order to connect a 1394 device, follow these steps: (See
Figure on page 8 for location)
The optical digital audio-out connector allows you to
download digital audio to MiniDisc recorders or
connect to your sound system to play audio files. It uses
SPDIF (Sony Philips Digital Interface) format. Please
use the following setting when using the digital audioout connector. (See Figure 2-5 on page 10 for location)
1. Click on Start, Settings and then click on
Control Panel.
2. Select Volume Control.
3. Click Options -> Advanced Control -> Advanced,
and click on Enable SPDIF.
The 1394 port in this system uses a fourpin configuration. If you intend to
interface with devices which have a six-pin
configuration, you will need to purchase
an adapter.
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There are several types of cables for
connecting a digital electronic device
(e.g., MD player) to the digital audioout connector, depending on the
connector type. The connector on your
computer is a Optical Mini Plug (3.5mm
diameter mini plug)
The frequency of the digital sound
output from the SPDIF output
connector is selectable as 48.0 kHz or
44.1 kHz. If a sampling rate convertor is
not installed in your digital electronic
device (e.g., MD player), recording is
not possible. See the device user
manual for more details.
The sound recorded through
connecting a digital electronic device
(e.g., MD player) to the SPDIF output
connector cannot be used as digital
output. All output data from the SPDIF
output connector has copyright protection information included.
HEADPHONE JACK
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones,
or powered external speakers to your LifeBook notebook. Your device must be equipped with a 1/8” (3.5
mm) stereo mini-plug. In order to connect headphones
or speakers follow these easy steps: (See Figure on page 8
for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
If you plug headphones into the
headphone jack, you will disable the builtin stereo speakers.
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EXTERNAL MONITOR PORT
The external monitor port allows you to connect an
external monitor. In order to connect an external
monitor follow these easy steps: (See Figure on page 12
for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
3. Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on
each end of the connector.
Pressing the [Fn] + [F10] keys allows you
to change your selection of where to send
your display video. Each time you press the
key combination, you will
step to the next choice, starting with the
built-in display panel only, moving to the
external monitor only, finally moving to
both the built-in display panel and an
external monitor.
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Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
Your LifeBook notebook 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.
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Hardware configuration
Type of device connected, if any
See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your
LifeBook notebook for configuration and serial
numbers. (See Figure 2-7 on page 13 for location)
Do not return a failed LifeBook notebook
to Fujitsu until you have received a Return
Material Authorization (RMA) number
from a support representative.
IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM
If you encounter a problem, go through the following
procedure before pursuing further troubleshooting:
1. Turn off your LifeBook notebook.
2. Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your LifeBook notebook and to an active AC power source.
3. Make sure that any card installed in the PC Card slot
is seated properly. You can also remove the card
from the slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause
of failure.
4. Make sure that any devices connected to the external
connectors are plugged in properly. You can also
disconnect such devices, thus eliminating them as
possible causes of failure.
5. Turn on your LifeBook notebook. Make sure it has
been off at least 10 seconds before you turn it on.
6. Go through the boot sequence.
7. If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the
Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more
detailed troubleshooting information.
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.
8. If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your
support representative:
Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
E-mail: 8fujitsu@us.fujitsu.com/computers
Web site: www.us.fujitsu.com/computers.
Before you place the call, you should have the following
information ready so that the customer support representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
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n
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Product name
Product configuration number
Product serial number
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
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SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
Using the Troubleshooting Table
When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook,
try to find the symptoms under the Problem column of
the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you
difficulty.
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
You will find a description of common causes for that
symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if
anything, you can do to correct the condition under
Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may
not apply to your LifeBook notebook.
Problem
Problem
Page
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 50
DVD/CD-ROM Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . page 50
Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 51
Hard Drive Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 51
Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 51
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 52
Modem Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 52
Parallel, Serial and USB Device Problems . . . . . page 52
PC Card Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 52
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 53
Shutdown and Start-up Problems . . . . . . . . . . . page 54
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 55
Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 56
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Audio Problems
There is no sound coming
from the built-in speakers.
The volume is turned too low.
Adjust the volume control on your notebook.
The software volume control is
set too low.
Adjust the sound volume control settings in your
software, operating system and applications.
Headphones are plugged into
your notebook.
Plugging in headphones disables the built-in
speakers, remove the headphones.
BIOS audio settings are
incorrect.
Set the BIOS setup utility to the default values within
the Multimedia Device Configuration menu. (See
BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for more information)
Software driver is not configured correctly.
Refer to your application and operating system
documentation for help.
DVD/CD-ROM Drive Problems
Notebook fails to recognize
DVD/CDs.
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DVD/CD is not pushed down
onto raised center circle of
the drive.
Open the DVD/CD-ROM tray and re-install the
disk properly.
DVD/CD-ROM tray is not
latched shut.
Push on the front of the DVD/CD-ROM tray
until it latches.
Setup utility is set to something other than DVD/CDROM or Auto for the
Secondary Master Controller.
Revise BIOS settings for the Secondary Master
Controller. (See BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for
more information)
Wrong drive designator was
used for DVD/CD in the
application.
Verify that the drive designator used by the application is the same as that used by the operating system.
When the operating system is booted from a DVD/
CD, drive designations are automatically adjusted.
Windows DVD/CD Auto
Insert Notification function is
disabled.
Start the DVD/CD from the desktop or application
software or re-enable the Windows DVD/CD Auto
Insert Notification function. (See Auto Insert Notification Function on page 38 for more information)
DVD/CD is dirty or defective.
Wipe DVD/CD with a non-abrasive CD cleaning
cloth and reinsert. If it still will not work try another
DVD/CD in the drive.
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Problem
LifeBook notebook fails to
auto-play DVD movie.
The DVD/CD-ROM Access
indicator on the Status
Indicator Panel blinks at
regular intervals when no
disk is in the tray or the
DVD drive is not installed.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
DVD Player Software is not
installed.
Install DVD Player Software using the DVD Application.
Country designator could be
set incorrectly.
Select the DVD player software from the programs
list and right-click on the window. Select Properties
and verify that the region selected is “USA, Canada.”
The Windows DVD/CD Auto
Insert Notification function is
active and is checking to see if
a DVD/CD is ready to run.
This is normal. However, you may disable this
feature. (See Auto Insert Notification Function on
page 38 for more information)
You tried to write to a write
protected floppy disk.
Eject the floppy disk and set it to write enable. (See
Internal Floppy Disk Drive on page 35 for more information)
Floppy disk is not loaded
correctly.
Eject floppy disk, check orientation and reinsert.
(See Internal Floppy Disk Drive on page 35 for more
information)
BIOS setup utility states
Revise the setup utility Main menu settings to
enable Diskette Controller. (See BIOS Setup Utility
on page 25 for more information)
Floppy Disk Drive Problems
You cannot access your
floppy disk.
Diskette Controller:
Disabled.
Security is set to protect access
to floppy disk data.
Verify your password and security settings.
Hard Drive Problems
You cannot access your
hard drive.
The setup utility is incorrectly Set Primary Master correctly in the BIOS. (See BIOS
set for your internal hard drive. Setup Utility on page 25 for more information)
The wrong drive designator
was used by an application
when a bootable CD-ROM was
used to start the notebook.
Verify drive designator used by application is in use
by the operating system. When the operating system
is booted from a CD, drive designations are
automatically adjusted.
Security is set so your operating system cannot be started
without a password.
Verify your password and security settings.
The hard disk drive has
crashed.
Contact Fujitsu or your local authorized reseller for
a replacement hard disk drive.
Keyboard or Mouse Problems
The built-in keyboard does
not seem to work.
You have installed an
external keyboard or
mouse, and it doesn’t work.
Your application has locked
out your keyboard.
Try to use your intergrated pointing device to restart
your system. If this fails, turn your LifeBook notebook off using the power/suspend/resume button,
wait 10 seconds or more, and then turn it back on.
The NumLk key is set.
Press the NumLk key to reset it.
Your external device is not
properly installed.
Reinstall your device. (See Device Ports on page 45 for
more information)
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Possible Cause
You have installed an
Your operating system
external keyboard or
software is not set up with the
mouse, and it doesn’t work. correct driver for that device.
Possible Solutions
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
(continued)
You have connected an
external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be
locking up the system.
Your operating system software is not set up with the
correct driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your system has crashed.
Try to restart your LifeBook notebook. If that fails,
turn off the power using the power/suspend/resume
button, wait at least 10 seconds, and then power on.
Your memory upgrade module
is not properly installed.
Remove and reinstall your memory upgrade
module. (See Memory Upgrade Module on page 43
for more information)
You have a memory failure.
Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages.
(See Power On Self Test Messages on page 57 for more
information)
Messages about modem
operation are generated by
whichever modem application
is in use.
See your application software documentation for
additional information.
The device is not properly
installed.
Remove and reinstall the device. (See Device Ports on
page 45 for more information)
The device may have been
installed while an application
was running, so your notebook
is not aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your LifeBook
notebook.
Your software may not have
correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the
correct driver.
You may have the wrong I/O
address selected for your
device.
See your device documentation and software documentation to determine the required I/O address.
Change the settings in the BIOS setup utility. (See
BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for more information)
Your device and another device
are assigned the same I/O
address.
Check all I/O addresses located within the BIOS
setup utility and any other installed hardware or
software to make sure there are no duplications.
The card is not properly
installed.
Remove and reinstall the card. (See PC Cards on
page 42 for more information)
Your software may not have
the correct driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the
correct driver.
Memory Problems
Your Power On screen, or
Main menu of the BIOS
setup utility information,
does not show the correct
amount of installed
memory.
Modem Problems
Messages about modem
operation.
USB Device Problems
You have installed a USB
device, but your LifeBook
notebook does not recognize the device, or the
device does not seem to
work properly.
PC Card Problems
A card inserted in the PC
Card slot does not work or
is locking up the system.
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Problem
Possible Cause
A card inserted in the PC
Card slot does not work or
is locking up the system.
The card may have been
installed while an application
was running, so your notebook
is not aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your LifeBook
notebook.
You may have the wrong
I/O address selected for your
PC Card device.
See your PC Card documentation to determine
the required I/O address. Change the settings in
the BIOS. (See BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for
more information)
Your PC Card device and
another device are assigned the
same I/O address.
Check all I/O addresses located within the BIOS
setup utility and any other installed hardware or
software to make sure there are no duplications.
The installed primary battery
is completely discharged, there
is no optional second battery
installed or there is no AC
adapter installed.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the
presence and condition of the batteries. (See Status/
Volume Indicators on page 14 for more information)
Install a charged battery or a Power adapter.
The battery is installed but is
faulty.
Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the presence
and condition of the batteries. (See Status/Volume
Indicators on page 14 for more information) If a
battery is indicating a short, remove that battery and
operate from another power source or replace that
battery.
(continued)
Possible Solutions
Power Failures
You turn on your LifeBook
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
The battery or batteries are low. Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the
presence and condition of the batteries. (See Status/
Volume Indicators on page 14 for more information)
Use a Power adapter to operate until a battery is
charged or install a charged battery.
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
The AC adapter is not plugged
in properly.
Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. (See
Power Sources on page 23 for more information)
The Power adapter has no
power from the AC outlet.
Move the AC cord to different outlet, check for a line
switch or tripped circuit breaker for the AC outlet.
The AC adapter is faulty.
Try a different Power adapter.
The power management
parameters are set for auto
timeouts which are too short
for your operating needs.
Press any button or key on the keyboard, or move
the mouse. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/
Resume button. Check your power management
settings, or close your applications and go to the
Power Savings menu of the setup utility to adjust the
timeout values to better suit your operation needs.
You are operating on battery
power only and have ignored a
low battery alarm until the
batteries are all at the dead
battery state and your machine
has gone into Dead Battery
Suspend mode.
Install a power adapter and then push the Power and
Suspend/Resume button. (See Power Sources on
page 23 for more information)
Your power adapter has failed
or lost its power source.
Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet
has power.
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Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
Possible Cause
You have a battery failure.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the
Status Indicator panel, and replace or remove
any batteries that are shorted. (See Status/Volume
Indicators on page 14 for more information)
The installed batteries are
dead.
Replace the battery with a charged one or install
an AC adapter.
No batteries are installed.
Install a charged battery.
The batteries are improperly
installed.
Verify that the batteries are properly connected
by re-installing them.
Your installed batteries
are faulty.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the
Status Indicator panel and replace or remove
any batteries that are shorted. (See Status/Volume
Indicators on page 14 for more information)
You are running an application
that uses a great deal of power
due to frequent hard drive or
DVD/CD-ROM access, or use
of a modem or LAN PC card.
Use both the primary battery and an optional
second battery and/or use a power adapter for this
application when at all possible.
The power savings features
may be disabled.
Check the power management and/or setup utility
settings in the Power Savings menu and adjust
according to your operating needs.
The brightness is turned all
the way up.
Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher
the brightness the more power your display uses.
The batteries are very old.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries have been
exposed to high temperatures.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries are too hot
or too cold.
Restore the LifeBook notebook to normal operating
temperature. The Charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when the battery is outside its
operating range.
(continued)
Your LifeBook notebook
will not work on battery
alone.
The batteries seem to
discharge too quickly.
Possible Solutions
Shutdown and Startup Problems
The Power and Suspend/
Resume button does not
work.
The system powers up and
displays power-on information, but fails to load the
operating system.
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The Power and Suspend/
Resume button is disabled
from the Power -> Advanced
submenu of the setup utility.
Enable the button from the setup utility.
You did not hold the button
in long enough.
Hold the button longer. This may need to be a few
seconds if your application is preventing the CPU
from checking for button pushes.
There may be a conflict with
the application software.
Close all applications and try the button again.
The boot sequence settings of
the setup utility are not
compatible with your
configuration.
Set the operating source by pressing the [ESC] key
while the Fujitsu logo is on screen or use the [F2]
key and enter the setup utility and adjust the source
settings from the Boot menu. (See BIOS Setup
Utility on page 25 for more information)
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The system powers up and You have a secured system
displays power-on informa- requiring a password to load
tion, but fails to load the
your operating system.
operating system.
Make sure you have the right password. Enter the
setup utility and verify the Security settings and
modify them accordingly. (See BIOS Setup Utility on
page 25 for more information)
(continued)
Internal hard drive was
not detected.
Use the BIOS setup utility or Primary Master
submenu, located within the Main menu, to try to
auto detect the internal hard drive.
Your system display won’t
turn on when the system is
turned on or when the
system has resumed.
The system may be passwordprotected.
Check the status indicator panel to verify that the
Security icon is blinking. If it is blinking, enter your
password.
An error message is
displayed on the screen
during the notebook
(boot) sequence.
Power On Self Test (POST) has
detected a problem.
See the POST messages to determine the meaning
and severity of the problem. Not all messages are
errors; some are status indicators. (See Power On Self
Test Messages on page 57 for more information)
Your LifeBook notebook
appears to change setup
parameters when you start
it.
BIOS setup changes were not
saved when you exited the
BIOS setup utility, returning it
to previous settings.
Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when
exiting the BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS CMOS hold-up
battery has failed.
Contact your support representative for repairs.
This is not a user serviceable part but has a normal
life of 3 to 5 years.
Something is pushing on the
Closed Cover switch.
Clear the Closed Cover switch. (See Figure on page 8
for location)
The display angle and brightness settings are not adequate
for your lighting conditions.
Press the [Fn] + [F7] keys repeatedly until you have
the desired brightness.
The LifeBook notebook is set
for an external monitor only.
Pressing [F10] while holding down the [Fn] key
allows you to change your selection of where to
send your display video. Each time you press the
combination of keys you will step to the next choice.
The choices, in order are: built-in display only,
external monitor only, both built-in display and
external monitor.
The power management timeouts may be set for very short
intervals and you failed to
notice the display come on
and go off again.
Press any button or key on the keyboard, or move
the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the
Power and Suspend/Resume button. (The display
may be shut off by Standy mode, Auto Suspend or
Video Timeout.)
The LifeBook notebook
turned on with a series of
beeps and your built-in
display is blank.
Power On Self Test (POST)
has detected a failure which
does not allow the display
to operate.
Contact your support representative.
Your system display won’t
turn on when the system is
turned on or when the
system has resumed.
The system may be passwordprotected.
Check the status indicator panel to verify that the
Security icon is blinking. If it is blinking, enter your
password.
Video Problems
The built-in display is
blank when you turn on
your LifeBook notebook.
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Problem
The display goes blank by
itself after it is used.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Something is pushing on the
Closed Cover switch.
Check the Closed Cover switch. (See Figure on page
8 for location)
The notebook has gone into
Video timeout, Standby mode,
Suspend mode or Save-to-Disk
mode because you have not
used it for a period of time.
Press any button or key on the keyboard, or move the
mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the
power/suspend/resume button. Check your power
management settings, or close all applications and go
to Power Savings in the setup utility to adjust the
timeout values to suit your operation needs. (See
BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for more information)
The power management timeouts may be set for very short
intervals and you failed to
notice the display come on
and go off again.
Press any button or key on the keyboard, or move the
mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the
Power and Suspend/Resume button. (The display
may be shut off by Standby Mode, Auto Suspend or
Video Timeout.)
The built-in display does
not close.
A foreign object, such as a
paper clip, is stuck between the
display and the keyboard.
Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.
The built-in display has
bright or dark spots.
If the spots are very tiny and
few in number, this is normal
for a large LCD display.
This is normal; do nothing.
If the spots are numerous or
large enough to interfere with
your operation needs.
Display is faulty; contact your support representative.
You have connected an
external monitor and it
does not come on.
Your external monitor
is not compatible with
your LifeBook notebook.
See your monitor documentation and the External
Monitor Support portions of the Specifications
section on page 71.
The application display
uses only a portion of your
screen and is surrounded
by a dark frame.
You are running an application
that does not support 800 x
600 pixel resolution display
and display compression is
enabled.
Display compression gives a clearer but smaller
display for applications that do not support 800 x
600 pixel resolution. You can fill the screen but have
less resolution by changing your display compression setting, (See Video Features submenu, located
within the Advanced menu of the BIOS.) (See BIOS
Setup Utility on page 25 for more information)
You have connected an
external monitor and it
does not display any
information.
Your BIOS setup is not set to
enable your external monitor.
Toggle the video destination by pressing [Fn] and
[F10] together, or check the BIOS setup and enable
your external monitor. (See Video Features submenu,
located within the Advanced Menu of the BIOS.) (See
BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for more information)
Your external monitor is not
properly installed.
Reinstall your device. (See External Monitor Port on
page 46 for more information)
Your operating system software is not set up with the
correct driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
Miscellaneous Problems
Error message is displayed
Application software often
on the screen during the
has its own set of error
operation of an application. message displays.
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See your application manual and help displays
screens for more information. Not all messages are
errors some may simply be status.
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POWER ON SELF TEST MESSAGES
The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status
messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating
system can generate and an explanation of each message.
Error messages are marked with an *. The most
common errors are marked with a #. If an error message
is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and
check your operating system documentation both on
screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference
to the message and its meaning is not clear, contact
your support representative for assistance.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes
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 to see that the drive is defined
with the proper diskette type in the Setup Utility, (See
BIOS Setup Utility on page 25 for more information) and
that the diskette drive is installed correctly. If the disk
drive is properly defined and installed, avoid using it
and contact your support representative.
*Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Extended memory not working or configured improperly. If you have an installed memory upgrade module,
verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, check your Windows Setup to be sure it is
not using unavailable memory until you can contact
your support representative.
nnnn Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes
successfully tested.
*Failing Bits: nnnn The hex number nnnn
This is a map of the bits at the memory address (in
System, Extended, or Shadow memory) which failed the
memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed
bit. This is a serious fault that may cause you to lose data
if you continue. Contact your support representative.
*Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller
Failure (where x = 1-4)
The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type identified
in your setup utility does not agree with the type
detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility
to check for the hard drive type settings and correct
them if necessary. If the settings are OK and the message
appears when you restart the system, there may be a
serious fault which might cause you to lose data if you
continue. Contact your support representative.
*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in
your setup utility does not agree with the type detected
by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to
correct the inconsistency.
*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup.
This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in
your setup utility does not agree with the type detected
by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to
correct the inconsistency.
*Invalid NVRAM media type
Problem with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that
you see this message you may have some display problems. You can continue operating but should contact
your support representative for more information.
*Keyboard controller error
The keyboard controller test failed. You may have to
replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may
be able to use an external keyboard until then.
*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.
*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup. This error
probably means your BIOS is corrupted, run the setup
utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you
still get this error, contact your support representative.
#*Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or
drive C:. Enter the setup utility and see if both the fixed
disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the
boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you have changed
your installation greatly, the operating system should be
on drive C:. If the setup utility is correctly set, your hard
drive may be corrupted and your system may have to be
reinstalled from your back up media.
*Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to
locate the address and display it on the screen. If it
cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a
potentially data-destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
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*Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to
locate the address and display it on the screen. If it
cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact your support
representative.
operate, you risk corrupting your data. Contact your
support representative for repairs.
#*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the
[F1] key to continue the boot process or the [F2] key to
enter Setup and change any settings.
*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.
#*Previous boot incomplete –
Default configuration used
Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully. The Power On Self Test will load default values and
offer to run Setup. If the previous failure was caused by
incorrect values and they are not corrected, the next
boot will likely fail also. If using the default settings does
not allow you to complete a successful boot sequence,
you should turn off the power with the power/suspend/
resume button and contact your support representative.
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.
*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 LifeBook notebook.
This battery has an expected life of 2 to 3 years.
nnnn System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
MODEM RESULT CODES
The operating system and application software that is
factory installed detects the modem characteristics and
provides the necessary command strings to operate the
modem. The internal modem operation is controlled by
generic AT commands from the operating system and
application software. The standard long form result
codes may, in some cases, be displayed on your screen to
keep you informed of the actions of your modem. The
operating system and application software may suppress
display of the result codes.
Examples of result codes are:
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
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
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OK
NO CARRIER
NO DIALTONE
CONNECT 53000 (Connection complete
at 53,000 bps.)
ERROR
FAX
RING (This means an incoming call.)
BUSY
NO ANSWER
When using the internal modem with applications
that are not factory installed refer to the application
documentation.
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RESTORING YOUR
PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE
The Drivers and Applications Restore (DAR) CD
contains:
■
■
■
Sets of device drivers and Fujitsu utilities (in specific
directories) that are unique to your LifeBook notebook configuration for use as documented below.
A link to the Drive Image Special Edition (DISE)
utility on your hard disk drive.
Read-me files that provide additional use information
for items on this CD-ROM.
■
If the DAR CD is in the drive when you
boot up the system, and the Boot
Sequence is set in the BIOS to boot from
the CD drive first (see “Creating a backup
image when booting up” on page 60), a
message will appear informing you that if
you proceed, you will have a choice of:
creating a new backup of drive C:, restoring a previous backup, or restoring the
original factory image.
Using the DISE feature will reduce the
amount of usable disk space on your hard
disk drive.
Creating a Backup Image
You can create a system backup image of your C:\ drive
at any time. The C:\ partition must be a FAT, FAT32, or
NTFS partition, and it must be directly before the
backup partition on your hard disk.
There are two ways to implement the DISE utility: when
booting up the system, or from the desktop.
Creating a backup image when booting up
Before creating an image at boot-up, you must first
change the boot-up priority in the BIOS so that the
system will go to the media drive first, rather than trying
to boot-up from the hard drive or an external floppy
disk drive.
To change the boot-up priority:
Note that creating a new backup will
overwrite any previous backups, and
restoring a backup or factory image will
overwrite all information on the hard
drive, including saved files. If you wish to
install drivers or applications only from
the CD, remove the disk from the drive,
reboot the system, and insert the CD
after Windows has started.
If you have access to the internet, visit the
Fujitsu Support web site at
www.us.fujitsu.com/computers to check for
the most current information, drivers and
hints on how to perform recovery and
system updates.
DRIVE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION (DISE)
PowerQuest Drive Image Special Edition (DISE)
provides a way to restore your computer if you experience a hard disk crash or other system failure. Fujitsu has
used DISE to create an image of everything installed on
the computer at the time you purchased it. The image is
saved on a separate partition on the hard disk. You can
use DISE to restore the factory image and return your
computer to the state in which it was shipped from
Fujitsu.
Although it is not necessary, you can use DISE to store
additional image files you create. For example, if you
install several applications and save data files on your
hard disk, you can create a new image that includes them
and then save that image file on the hard disk. Then, in
the event of a hard disk failure, you can restore the image
that includes the applications and data files you use.
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1. Start your system and press the [F2] key when the
Fujitsu logo appears. You will enter the BIOS Setup
Utility.
2. Using the arrow keys, go to the Boot menu.
3. Arrow down to the Boot Device Priority submenu
and press [Enter].
4. Arrow down to the CD-ROM drive in the list, and
press the space bar (or the + key) to move the CDROM drive to the top of the list. (The system
attempts to boot from the devices in the order in
which they are listed.)
5. Press [F10], then click on [Yes] to exit the BIOS
Setup Utility and return to the boot process.
After you have changed the boot priority, you can create
a backup image when you are booting up:
1. Install the DAR CD in the drive prior to booting up.
When bootup begins, a message appears informing
you that if you proceed, you will be able to:
■
Create a new backup of drive C
■
Restore a previous backup, or,
■ Restore the original factory image.
Note that creating a new backup will overwrite any
previous backups, and restoring a backup or factory
image will overwrite all information on the hard drive,
including saved files.
2. After you click [Y]es. You will be presented with two
options: [Create New Backup] and [Restore
Backup].
After you click [Create New Backup], follow the onscreen instructions. By selecting [Create New
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Backup], a new image will be written to your
backup partition. This will overwrite any previously
created image.
Creating a backup image from the desktop
To create a backup image from the desktop, select Drive
Image SE from the Program list. You will initially be
prompted to create a backup diskette. It is not necessary
to create the backup diskette, since the DAR CD
performs the same function.
1. At the Drive Image Special Edition main screen,
click Options> Create New Backup. DISE displays a
warning that it must go to DOS to create the image.
2. Click Yes.
DISE creates an image file in the backup partition. If
you created a backup image previously, the new
image overwrites the old one.
Enlarging the Backup Partition
If there is not enough unused space in the backup partition on your hard disk, DISE will resize the partition.
DISE will display the minimum, maximum, and recommended sizes for the backup partition. You choose the
size you want.
utilities that have been developed by Fujitsu; 3rd
Party Applications are applications developed by
other vendors.
Installing System Components
1. To install system components, click on “System
Components” in the left frame of the Welcome
screen. A list of utilities and drivers will be
displayed. Select one or more items from the list, or
click [Select All] to select all items in the list. (To deselect your choices, click the [Clear All] button.
2. Click [Install Selected Subsystems] to install the
selected items.
Installing 3rd Party Applications
1. To install 3rd party applications, click on “3rd Party
Applications” in the left frame of the Welcome
screen. A list of applications will be displayed.
2. Select one of the items from the list, and follow the
instructions that appear on the screen. Note that
only one application may be installed at a time.
3. Repeat step 2 to install additional applications
DISE takes the space from the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS
partition that you are backing up. If there is not enough
unused space in that partition to take, you will not be
able to resize the backup partition and create an image
file. You can delete files from the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS
partition to create more unused space on the hard disk.
Restoring a Backup Image
You can restore either a factory image or a backup image
you created. Be aware that restoring a backup image will
replace the contents of the C:\ partition with the image
you restore.
1. Disable virus protection software. If virus protection
software is enabled, DISE will lock up.
2. From the DISE main window, click Options >
Restore Backup to restore an image you created, or
click Options > Restore Factory Backup to restore
the factory image.
DISE shuts down to DOS and restores the image file.
Re-Installing Individual Drivers and Applications
The Drivers and Application CD can be used to selectively re-install drivers and/or applications that may
have been un-installed or corrupted.
To re-install drivers and/or applications:
1. Boot up the system and insert the DAR CD after
Windows has started. A Fujitsu Welcome screen is
displayed after the CD is inserted.
2. From the left frame of the Welcome screen, “System
Components” and “3rd Party Applications” can be
selected. System Components are those drivers and
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Care and Maintenance
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Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
If you use your LifeBook notebook carefully, you will
increase its life and reliability. This section provides
some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.
Electrical equipment may be hazardous if
misused. Operations of this product or similar products, must always be supervised by
an adult. Do not allow children access to
the interior of any electrical products and
do not permit them to handle any cables.
■
Storing your LifeBook notebook
■ If storing your LifeBook notebook for a month or
longer, turn your LifeBook off and remove all Lithium
ion batteries.
■
Store your LifeBook notebook and batteries separately. If you store your notebook with a battery
installed, the battery will discharge, and battery life
will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery might
damage your notebook.
■
Store your notebook in a cool, dry location.
Temperatures should remain between 13ºF (-25ºC)
and 140ºF (60ºC).
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
Caring for your Notebook
■ Your LifeBook notebook is a durable but sensitive
electronic device. Treat it with care.
■
Make a habit of transporting it in a carrying case.
■
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself.
Always follow installation instructions closely.
■
Keep it away from food and beverages.
■
If you accidentally spill liquid on your notebook:
1. Turn it off and position it so the liquid can run
out.
2. Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.
3. If your notebook will not boot after it has dried
out, call your support representative.
■
Do not use your LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).
■
Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are
approved for your LifeBook notebook.
■
Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other
environmental hazards.
■
Do not expose your LifeBook 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 LifeBook notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure that there
are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.
■
Do not drop your LifeBook notebook.
■
Do not touch the screen with any sharp objects.
Cleaning your LifeBook notebook
■
Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug,
not the cord.)
■
Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen.
Never use glass cleaners.
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook
■
Do not transport your LifeBook notebook while it is
turned on.
■
Do not check your LifeBook notebook as baggage.
Carry it with you.
■
When traveling with the hard drive removed, wrap the
drive in a non-conducting materials (cloth or paper).
If you have the drive checked by hand, be ready to
install the drive if needed. Never put your hard drive
through a metal detector. Have your hard drive handinspected by security personnel. You can however, put
your hard drive through a properly tuned X-ray
machine.
■
Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling
overseas. Check the following diagram to determine
which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel
agent.
Outlet Type
Location
United States, Canada, Mexico,
parts of Latin America, Japan,
Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan
Russia and the Commonwealth of
Independent States (CIS), most of
Europe, parts of Latin America, the
Middle East, parts of Africa, Hong
Kong, India, most of South Asia
United Kingdom, Ireland, parts of
Africa, Malaysia, Singapore
China, Australia, New Zealand
Clean your LifeBook notebook with a damp, lint-free
cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
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BATTERIES
Caring for your Batteries
■
Always handle batteries carefully.
■
Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do
not touch both terminals with a metal object). Do not
carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they
may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects.
Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.
a solution of neutral detergent. Never use benzene,
paint thinner or other volatile material.
■
Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in extremely hot or
cold locations, or in locations subject to severe
temperature changes. Store at temperatures between
50º F (10ºC) and 125ºF (52ºC).
■
Keep the floppy disk drive out of direct sunlight and
away from heating equipment.
■
Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in locations subject
to shock and vibration.
■
Never use the floppy disk drive with any liquid, metal,
or other foreign matter inside the floppy disk drive or
disk.
Never disassemble or dismantle your floppy disk drive.
■
Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or
incinerate the battery.
■
Recharge batteries only as described in this manual
and only in ventilated areas.
■
Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a
day or two. Intense heat can shorten battery life.
■
Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than six
months without recharging it.
DVDs AND CDs
■
Increasing Battery Life
■
Power your LifeBook notebook through the AC
adapter whenever possible.
■
If your LifeBook notebook is running on battery
power all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight
to recharge the battery.
■
Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.
■
Set the power management for maximum battery life.
■
Put your LifeBook notebook in Suspend mode when it
is turned on and you are not actually using it.
Caring for your DVDs and CDs
DVDs and CDs are precision devices and will function
reliably if given reasonable care.
■
Always store your DVD/CDs in its case when it is not
in use.
■
Always handle DVD/CDs by the edges and avoid
touching the surface.
■
Avoid storing any DVD/CDs in extreme temperatures.
■
Do not bend DVD/CDs or set heavy objects on them.
■
Do not spill liquids on DVD/CDs.
■
Do not scratch DVD/CDs.
■
Minimize your DVD/CD-RW drive, CD-ROM drive,
and wireless LAN usage.
■
Do not put a label on DVD/CDs.
■
Disable the Windows CD Auto Insert function.
■
Do not get dust on DVD/CDs.
■
Always use fully charged batteries.
■
■
Eject PCMCIA cards when not in use.
Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen
or pencil. Always use a felt pen.
■
If a DVD/CD is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm, condensation may form on
the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft,
lint free cloth and let it dry at room temperature. DO
NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry DVD/CDs.
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If a DVD/CD is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or
wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth starting from
the inner edge and wiping to the outer edge.
FLOPPY DISKS AND DRIVES
Caring for your Floppy Disks
■ Avoid using floppy disks in damp or dusty locations.
■
Never store floppy disks near a magnet or magnetic
field.
■
Do not use a pencil or an eraser on a disk or disk label.
■
Avoid storing the floppy disks in extremely hot or cold
locations, or in locations subject to severe temperature
changes. Store at temperatures between 50º F (10ºC)
and 125ºF (52ºC).
■
Do not touch the exposed part of the disk behind the
metal shutter.
Caring for your Floppy Disk Drive
■ To clean, wipe the floppy disk drive clean with a dry
soft cloth, or with a soft cloth dampened with water or
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Caring for your Media Drive
Your media drive is durable but you must treat it with
care. Please pay attention to the following points:
■
The drive rotates the compact disk at a very high
speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock
or vibration with the power on.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be
exposed to extreme temperatures.
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Avoid using or storing the drive where it is
damp or dusty.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or
devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
■
Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be
subjected to shock or vibration.
■
Do not disassemble or dismantle the media drive.
PC CARDS
Caring for your PC Cards
PC Cards are durable, but you must treat them with
care. The documentation supplied with your PC Card
will provide specific information, but you should
pay attention to the following points:
■
To keep out dust and dirt, store PC Cards in their
protective sleeves when they are not installed in your
LifeBook notebook.
■
Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or
excessive heat.
■
Keep the cards dry.
■
Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy
objects on top of them.
■
Do not force cards into the slot.
■
Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them to
excessive vibration.
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Specifications
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Specifications
VIDEO
This section provides the general hardware and environmental specifications for your LifeBook notebook.
Specific details about your system may vary from those
referenced here. For an updated list of current configurations, please go to the Fujitsu Computer Systems
Corporation Web site at: www.us.fujitsu.com/
computers.
All options listed are accurate as of the
date of print; substitutions may have been
made subsequent to date of publication.
CONFIGURATION LABEL
Your LifeBook notebook contains a configuration label
located on the bottom of the system (See Figure 2-7 on
page 13 for location). This label contains specific information regarding the options you’ve chosen for your
notebook. Following is an example label, and information about its various parts.
FPC ID
Configuration ID
Processor
Operating
System
Screen
Size
Memory
Hard
Drive Size
Devices
Figure 7-1 Configuration Label
MICROPROCESSOR
■
Intel Pentium 4 Processor, supporting HyperThreading Technology
■
Up to 3.0 GHz, depending upon the configuration of
your LifeBook (Refer to the configuration label on
your system to determine processor speed).
■
800 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB)
MEMORY
System Memory Range:
■
Factory-installed maximum is 2 GB. If purchased with
less than the maximum, the user can purchase larger
and/or additional modules. (See details on page 44)
■
DDR333
■
2 DIMM slots
Graphics Accelerator Card
ATI® Mobility RADEON 9600 (M10) controller with 64
MB dedicated memory (external frame buffer)
8x AGP supported
AUDIO
■
■
■
N5010, P4, 2.8G, 16T, XPH, 40G, 256M, DVD-RW, WLAN
Speed
Video Color and Resolution
■
Internal:
SXGA+: 1400 x 1050 pixel resolution, 262K colors
External:
1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors at 70Hz
Simultaneous Video (XGA, SVGA, VGA compatible):
1400 x 1050, 16M colors max
■
Configuration P/N: AJFxxxxxxxxxxxxx
FPC P/N: FPCM6010x
Model
Built-in 16" Crystal View flat-panel SXGA+ TFT active
matrix Crystal View (high contrast, high brightness)
LCD display with simultaneous display capability.
AC97 Codec Sigmatel 9766
Stereo headphone jack, 1 Vrms or less, minimum
impedance 32 Ohms
Mono microphone jack, 100mVrms or less, minimum
impedance 10K Ohms
Two built-in stereo speakers
MASS STORAGE DEVICES
Floppy Disk Drive
■ Built-in Floppy Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
40 GB, 60 GB, or 80 GB Ultra DMA 100
Media Drive
Modular DVD-RW drive, or,
■ Modular DVD/CD-RW combo drive
■
FEATURES
Integrated Pointing Device
Touchpad, with two buttons and two scroll buttons
Theft Prevention Lock Slot
Lock slot for use with physical restraint security systems.
The Kensington locking system is recommended.
Communications
■
Integrated RealTek RTL8100BL 10 Base-T/100
Base-TX Ethernet LAN
■
Internal V.90 standard 56K* fax/modem
(ITU V.90, 56K data, 14.4K fax).
■
Optional integrated Atheros wireless LAN (802.11a/
802.11b/g)**
Cache Memory:
512K On-die L2
* Actual data transfer rate over U.S. telephone lines varies
and is less than 56Kbps due to the current FCC regulations and line conditions.
BIOS Memory:
512K Flash ROM, boot block support
256 Bytes CMOS-RAM with back-up battery
** 802.11a operates at 5.0 GHz; 802.11b/g operate at 2.4
GHz. Communications range may vary, depending upon
surrounding environment.
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DEVICE PORTS
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Combination PC Card slot for one Type III/two Type
II cards: PCMCIA Standard 2.1 with CardBus support
One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external
monitor (see Display specifications)
Combination Memory Stick/Secure Digital (SD) slot
One mini-DIN 7-pin S-Video Out port
Four connectors for USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus)
input/output devices
One 4-pin IEEE 1394 jack
SPDIF port for AC-3 digital audio out, shared stereo
headphone jack (See Audio specifications)
One mono microphone jack (See Audio specifications)
One modular modem (RJ-11) connector
One modular LAN (RJ-45) connector
KEYBOARD
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 84 key keyboards.
Total number of keys: 84
■
Function keys: 12, [F1] through [F12]
■
Feature extension key: [Fn]
■ Windows keys: 2 (Start key and application key)
■
Key pitch: 19 mm
■
Key stroke: 3.0 mm
■ Built-in Touchpad pointing device with left and right
buttons and two scrolling buttons
External Keyboard Support
■
USB-compatible
External Numeric Keypad Support
■ USB-compatible
External Mouse Support
■
USB-compatible
Management Standard
■
DMI 2.0-ready, WFM 2.0-compliant
POWER
Batteries
Main 12-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 92W,
14.4V, 6450 mAh, FPCBP74
Adapters
AC Adapter: Autosensing 100-240V AC, 120W,
supplying 19V DC, 6.32A, to the LifeBook notebook,
Fujitsu Model FPCAC36AP, which includes an AC cable.
Power Management
Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power
Interface)
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
9 kV
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DIMENSIONS
Overall Dimensions
14.0" x 11.9" x 1.73" (356 mm x 301 mm x 44 mm)
Weight
Approximately 10.36 lbs. (4.7 Kg) w/o AC Adapter
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
POPULAR ACCESSORIES
For ordering or additional information on Fujitsu
accessories please visit our Web site at:
www.us.fujitsu.com/computers or call 1-800-733-0884.
Accessory
Part Number
256 MB DDR-DIMM, 333 MHz
Memory Module
FPCEM99AP
512 MB DDR-DIMM, 333 MHz
Memory Module
FPCEM100AP
1 GB DDR-DIMM, 333 MHz
Memory Module
FPCEM101AP
Additional Main Lithium ion Battery
FPCBP74AP
Additional AC Adapter
FPCAC36AP
Diplomat Carrying Case
FPCCC02
USB Optical Mouse
FPCMO08AP
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
FPCKB04
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PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with preinstalled software for playing audio and video files of
various formats. The software configuration installed is
dependent upon the operating system that is preinstalled on your system. In addition, there is file
transfer software, virus protection software and Power
Management software.
Software vendors occasionally update their software
packages. To ensure that you are using the optimal
version for your LifeBook in the future, visit the software company web sites periodically.
Manuals
Included with your LifeBook notebook you will find
manuals for your operating system and other preinstalled software. Manuals that are not included are
available online through the help system of the software.
We recommend that you review these manuals for
general information on the use of these applications.
Tutorials
All operating systems and most application software
have tutorials built-into them upon installation. We
highly recommend that you step through the tutorial
before you use an application.
APPLICATION DESCRIPTIONS
Adobe Acrobat Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate,
and print PDF files from across all of the major
computing platforms.
Netscape 7.0
Netscape 7.0 provides a suite of Internet tools.
Norton AntiVirus from Symantec
Your system is preinstalled with a free 90-day trial
version of Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus™ 2003. Norton
AntiVirus is a program designed to protect your LifeBook notebook from computer viruses. It assists in the
protection of the data currently residing on your hard
disk from destruction or contamination. The 90-day
trial version is activated upon your acceptance of software license agreement. After 90 days, it will be necessary to purchase a subscription from Symantec to
download latest virus definitions.
(See your online help or manual for more information on
how and when to run this program).
Fujitsu HotKey Utility
Fujitsu HotKey Utility allows you to monitor and
manage the status of the screen brightness and system
volume.
Drive Image Special Edition (DISE) by PowerQuest
DISE by PowerQuest provides a way to restore your
computer if you experience a hard disk crash or other
system failure. DISE is used to restore the factory image
and restore the system to its original state.
Quicken 2003 New User Edition
Quicken 2003 by Intuit is a personal money management program. It has features such as portfolio management, account registries, on-line banking and bill paying
features.
Microsoft Works 7.0
Microsoft Works 7.0 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.
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Glossary
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Glossary
random access memory which requires very low levels of
power to operate.
AC Adapter
A device which converts the AC voltage from a
wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power
your LifeBook notebook.
COMM Port
Abbreviation for communication port. This is your
serial interface connection.
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.
BIOS
Basic Input-Output System. A program and set of
default parameters stored in ROM which tests and
operates your LifeBook notebook when you turn it on
until it loads your installed operating system from disk.
Information from the BIOS is transferred to the
installed operating system to provide it with information on the configuration and status of the hardware.
Bit
An abbreviation for binary digit. A single piece of
information which is either a one (1) or a zero (0).
bps
An abbreviation for bits per second. Used to describe
data transfer rates.
Boot
To start-up a computer and load its operating system
from disk, ROM or other storage media into RAM.
Bus
An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU
and the sub-assemblies inside your LifeBook notebook.
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
Cache Memory
A block of memory built into the microprocessor which
is much faster to access than your system RAM and used
in specially structured ways to make your overall data
handling time faster.
CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface
which offers performance similar to the 32-bit
PCI architecture.
CMOS RAM
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor random
access memory. This is a technology for manufacturing
Command
An instruction which you give your operating
system. Example: run a particular application or
format a floppy disk.
Configuration
The combination of hardware and software that makes
up your system and how it is allocated for use.
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube. A display device which uses a beam
of electronic particles striking a luminescent screen. It
produces a visual image by varying the position and
intensity of the beam.
Data
The information a system stores and processes.
DC
Direct current. A voltage or current that does not
fluctuate periodically with time.
DDR
Double Data Rate
Fast version of SDRAM that provides twice the bandwidth of standard SDRAMs.
Default Value
A pre-programmed value to be used if you fail to
set your own.
DIMM
Dual-in-line memory module.
DISE
Drive Image Special Edition (DISE) by PowerQuest.
Provides a way to restore your computer if you experience a hard disk crash or other system failure. DISE is
used to restore the factory image and restore the system
to its original state.
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.
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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.
DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk
Operating System).
Driver
A computer program which converts application and
operating system commands to external devices into the
exact form required by a specific brand and model of
device in order to produce the desired results from that
particular equipment.
DVD
Digital Video Disc. This is a form of optical disc storage
for video, audio and computer data, envisioned to
replace current digital storage formats (CD-ROM, laser
and audio CD) because of its capability for storing
greater amounts of data. A typical single layer, singlesided DVD, for example, can contain 4.7GB of data and
a maximum of 17GB for the double-sided discs.
ECP
Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high
speed data communication and interconnection
between electronic devices.
ESD
Electrostatic Discharge. The sudden discharge of electricity from a static charge which has built-up slowly.
Example: the shock you get from a doorknob on a dry day
or the sparks you get from brushing hair on a dry day.
Extended Memory
All memory more than the 640KB recognized by
MS-DOS as system memory.
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FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which
is highly flexible.
GB
Gigabyte.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where
the platter is very stiff.
Hexadecimal
A decimal notation for the value of a 4 bit binary
number. (0-9, A, B, C, D, E, F) Example: 2F in hexadecimal = 00101111 in binary = 47 in decimal.
I/O
Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your LifeBook
notebook in electronic form.
I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits for data
entering and leaving your LifeBook notebook in electronic form.
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface
for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive unit.
IEEE 1394
A type of data transfer protocol that allows for fast
transfer of digital files and data with devices such as
digital cameras.
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light
spectrum which is invisible to humans.
IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization which
produces standards for communication using infrared
as the carrier.
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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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.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which makes
images by controlling the orientation of crystals in a
crystalline liquid.
Lithium ion Battery
A type of rechargeable battery which has a high powertime life for its size and is not subject to the memory
effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.
LPT Port
Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel
interface ports because historically line printers were
the first and latter the most common device connected
to parallel ports.
MB
Megabyte.
Megahertz
1,000,000 cycles per second.
Memory
A repository for data and applications which is readily
accessible to your LifeBook notebook’s CPU.
MHz
Megahertz.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard
communication protocol for exchange of information
between computers and sound producers such
as synthesizers.
MVA
Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment. A display technology
that allows a wider viewing angle than traditional
displays, similar to a CRT.
NTSC
National TV Standards Commission. The standard for
TV broadcast and reception for the USA.
Operating System
A group of control programs that convert application
commands, including driver programs, into the exact
form required by a specific brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired results from
that particular equipment.
Parallel Port
A connection to another device through which data is
transferred as a block of bits simultaneously with a wire
for each bit in the block and with other wires only for
control of the device not for transfer of data.
Partition
A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside
and made to appear to the operating system as if it
were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating
system accordingly.
PCMCIA
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer
Memory Card International Association. The Personal
Computer Memory Card International Association is an
organization that sets standards for add-in cards for
personal computers.
Peripheral Device
A piece of equipment which performs a specific
function associated with but not integral to a computer.
Examples: a printer, a modem, a CD-ROM.
Pitch (keyboard)
The distance between the centers of the letter keys
of a keyboard.
Modem
A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The
equipment which connects a computer or other data
terminal to a communication line.
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.
Monaural
A system using one channel to process sound
from all sources.
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
LifeBook notebook. Status and error messages may be
displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the
MPU-401
A standard for MIDI interfaces and connectors.
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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 LifeBook notebook that holds binary information
(both program and data) as long as it has the proper
power applied to it.
RAM Module
A printed circuit card with memory and associated
circuitry which allows the user to add additional
memory to the computer without special tools.
Reset
The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases
all information stored in RAM.
Restart
See Reset.
Resume
To proceed after interruption. In your LifeBook notebook this refers to returning to active operation after
having been in one of the suspension states.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the material. Data
stored in this way can not be changed by your LifeBook
notebook and does not require power to maintain it.
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
Serial Port
A connection to another device through which data is
transferred one bit at a time on a single wire with any
other wires only for control of the device not for transfer
of data.
Shadow RAM
A technique of copying data or applications stored in
ROM (Read Only Memory) into RAM (Random Access
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Memory) for access during actual operation. RAM is
much faster to access than ROM, however ROM
contents are not lost when power is removed.
Shadowing allows permanently stored information
to be rapidly accessed.
Smart Card
Smart Cards are the same size and shape as credit cards,
but they contain an integrated microprocessor chip. The
chip can hold a variety of different information, and
provides the user with many possible options, such as
allowing them to make secure purchases, pay for phone
calls, store security information, and provide personal
identification and information.
SPDIF
Sony Philips Digital Interface Format. The optical digital
audio format that allows you to download digital audio
onto a MiniDisc recorder or connect to your sound
system to play MP3 files with high fidelity sound.
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 LifeBook notebook 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 LifeBook
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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TFT
Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display
panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors to
control each pixel of the display screen individually.
UL
Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety of
devices.
VGA
Video Graphics Array. A video display standard
originally introduced by IBM with the PS/2 series of
personal computers.
VRAM
Video Random Access Memory. A memory dedicated to
video display data and control.
WFM
Wired for Management is Intel’s broad-based initiative
to reduce the total cost of ownership(TCO) of business
computing without sacrificing power and flexibility.
Write Protect
Prevent alteration of the binary state of all bits in a
storage media. Example: all information on a device
such as a floppy diskette; a block of space in a storage
media such as a partition of a hard drive; a file or directory of floppy diskette or hard drive.
XGA
Extended VGA.
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Regulatory Information
NOTICE
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Fujitsu 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:
n
n
n
n
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
This equipment (Modem Ambit T60M283.00) complies
with Part 68 of FCC rules, and the requirements adopted
by ACTA. On the bottom of this equipment is a label
that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN)
for this equipment; or a product identifier in the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this information or
number must be provided to the telephone company.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a standard jack
type USOC RJ11C. A plug and jack used to connect this
equipment to the premises wiring and telephone
network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68
rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. A
compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided
with this product. It is designed to be connected to a
compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
The ringer equivalent number (REN) of this equipment
is 0.6B. The REN is used to determine the number of
devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Exces-
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sive RENs on a telephone may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not
all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0).
To be certain of the number of devices that may be
connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs,
contact the local telephone company. For products
approved after July 23, 2001, the REN for this product is
part of the product identifier that has the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by ## are
the REN without a decimal point (e.g., 00 is a REN of
0.0). For earlier products, the REN is separately shown
on the label.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network,
the telephone company will notify you in advance that
temporary discontinuance of service may be required.
But if advance notice isn’t practical, the telephone
company will notify the customer as soon as possible.
Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint
with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could
affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens,
the telephone company will provide advance notice in
order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair
or warranty information, please refer to the manual or
contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation,
Customer Service. If the equipment is causing harm to
the telephone network, the telephone company may
request that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
The equipment cannot be used on public coin service
provided by the telephone company. Connection to
party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the
state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information).
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment
connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation
of this computer does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have any questions about what will disable
alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a
qualified installer.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes
it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other
electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax
machine unless such message clearly contains in a
margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or
on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it
is sent, and an identification of the business or other
entity, or other individual sending the message and the
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telephone number of the sending machine or such
business, other entity, or individual.
DOC (INDUSTRY CANADA) NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of
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
NOTICE: This equipment (Ambit T60M283.00
Modem) meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal
Equipment Technical Specifications. This is confirmed
by the registration number. The abbreviation, IC, before
the registration number signifies that registration was
performed based on a Declaration of Conformity indicating that Industry Canada technical specifications
were met. It does not imply that Industry Canada
approved the equipment.
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 or any equipment failures may give the telecommunication company cause to request the user to
disconnect the equipment from the telephone line.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for
this terminal equipment is 0.3. The REN assigned to
each terminal equipment provides an indication of the
maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected
to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface
may consist of any combination of devices subject only
to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed five.
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
AVIS: Le présent matériel (Ambit T60M283.00 Modem)
est conforme aux spécifications techniques d’Industrie
Canada applicables au matériel terminal. Cette conformité est confirmée par le numéro d’enregistrement. Le
sigle IC, placé devant le numéro d’enregistrement,
signifie que l’enregistrement s’est effectué conformément à une déclaration de conformité et indique que les
spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada ont été
respectées. Il n’implique pas qu’Industrie Canada a
approuvé le matériel.
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 eVectuées par un service de maintenance
agréé au Canada. Toute réparation ou modification, qui
n’est pas expressément approuvée par Fujitsu, ou toute
défaillance de l’équipement peut entraîner la compagnie
de télécommunications à exiger que l’utilisateur déconnecte l’équipement de la ligne téléphonique.
AVIS: L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) du
présent matériel est de 0.3. L’IES assigné à chaque
dispositif terminal indique le nombre maximal de
terminaux qui peuvent être raccordés à une interface
téléphonique. La terminaison d’une interface peut
consister en une combinaison quelconque de dispositifs,
à la seule condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les dispositifs n’excède pas 5.
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.
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UL Notice
This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL
Listed adapter, output rating 19V DC, 6.32 A.
Refer to the illustration below for the correct AC
Adapter output polarity:
+
To reduce the risk of fire, use only #26
AWG or larger telecommunications line
cord.
For Authorized Repair Technicians Only
Danger of explosion if Lithium (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.
For continued protection against risk of
fire, replace only with the same type and
rating fuse.
System Disposal
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT
Hg CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST
BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF
ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE, OR
FEDERAL LAWS.
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Appendix
Integrated Wireless
LAN* User’s Guide
* Optional device
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FCC REGULATORY INFORMATION
Please note the following regulatory information related to the
optional wireless LAN device.
Regulatory Notes and Statements
Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use
Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions, however,
are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions
from wireless devices such as mobile phones. Wireless LAN
devices are safe for use by consumers because they operate
within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards
and recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be
restricted in some situations or environments, such as:
•
•
•
On board an airplane, or
In an explosive environment, or
In situations where the interference risk to other devices
or services is perceived or identified as harmful.
In cases in which the policy regarding use of Wireless LAN
devices in specific environments is not clear (e.g., airports,
hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial plants, private buildings),
obtain authorization to use these devices prior to operating the
equipment.
Regulatory Information/Disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in
strict accordance with the instructions included in the user
documentation provided with the product. Any changes or
modifications made to this device that are not expressly
approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for
any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of
connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by
the manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the user to correct
any interference caused by such unauthorized modification,
substitution or attachment. The manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any
damage or violation of government regulations arising from
failure to comply with these guidelines.
Federal Communications Commission statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the distance between the equipment and the
receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different
from the one the receiver is connected to.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC
Bulletin OET 65C and found compliant with the requirements
as set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091, 2.1093, and 15.247 (b)
(4) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices. The
radiated output power of this Wireless LAN device is far below
the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, this
device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for
human contact during normal operation is minimized. When
using this device, a certain separation distance between antenna
and nearby persons must be maintained to ensure RF exposure
compliance. In order to comply with RF exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the
antennas and the user should not be less than 20 cm (8 inches).
Export restrictions
This product or software contains encryption code which may
not be exported or transferred from the US or Canada without
an approved US Department of Commerce export license. This
device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules., as well as ICES 003
B / NMB 003 B. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesirable operation.
Modifications not expressly authorized by Fujitsu Computer
Systems Corporation may invalidate the user's right to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Notice
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device
is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to
provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit
antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause interference, and, (2) This device must
accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of this device.
FCC Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
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Before Using the Wireless LAN
The Integrated Wireless LAN is an optional device available for Fujitsu mobile computers. This manual
describes the basic operating procedures for the Wireless
LAN (referred to as the “device” in this manual) and
how to set up a wireless LAN network. Before using this
device, read this manual carefully to ensure correct operation of the device. Keep this manual in a safe place for
reference while using the device.
Types of Wireless LANs Covered by this Document
This document is applicable to systems containing an
Atheros Wireless LAN.
To determine that the Atheros device is present in your
system, click [Start] -> [Settings (Windows 2000 only)] > Control Panel. If there is an icon named “Atheros
Client Utility”, you have the Atheros device.
Characteristics of the Device
This device consists of a wireless LAN card that is
attached inside the computer via a mini-PCI slot.
The main characteristics are as follows:
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It operates in the 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and
Medical (ISM) RF band.
■
It does not require the procurement of an FCC license
to operate.
■
It uses Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DS-SS), an
RF modulation scheme that is resistant to noise.
■
This device complies with Wi-Fi, and is able to communicate at the maximum transfer rate of 11 Mbps.
■
The maximum communication range is approximately 80 feet (25 meters) inside a building. The
range may be shorter depending upon the installation
factors, such as walls and columns.
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Unauthorized access can be prevented with the use of
an SSID and an encryption key (also known as a WEP
key).
Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device
Ad Hoc Mode (See Figure 1)
“Ad Hoc Mode” refers to a type of wireless network that
involves connecting multiple computers without the use
of an Access Point. Network connectivity between
computers can be established using only wireless LAN
cards in a peer-to-peer fashion.
Ad Hoc networks are an easy and inexpensive method
for establishing network connectivity between multiple
computers.
In the Ad Hoc mode, you can use the function
supported by Microsoft Network, such as File and Print
Sharing to exchange files and share a printer or other
peripheral devices.
To use the Ad Hoc Mode, you must set the same SSID
and the same encryption key for all the computers that
are connected. All connected computers can communicate with each other within the communication range.
Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode (See Figure 2)
If a number of computers are connected simultaneously
in the Ad Hoc mode, the transfer rate may be reduced,
communications may become unstable, or the network
connection could fail. This is because all wireless LAN
cards are using the same radio frequency in the network.
To improve this situation, you can use a wireless LAN
access point, which is sold separately. The wireless LAN
network is in the “Access Point mode” when it uses an
Figure 1. Ad Hoc Mode Network
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Figure 2. Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Network
Wired LAN
Internet
ADSL modem,
cable modem,
or similar
Access Point*
Wireless LAN
* An optional hub for a wired
LAN may be required depending
upon the type of access point used.
access point, and such a connection is called the “Access
Point Network” or “Infrastructure Network”.
By using an access point, you can set and use a different
communication channel for each network group. Each
channel is given a different radio frequency, and it
eliminates the collision of communications and provides
a more stable communications environment.
such factors as obstructions, walls, type of construction material, reflective objects, etc. A professionally
performed site survey is highly recommended when
determining optimal access point placement.
■
Distance the main unit of this personal computer is
from other electric appliances. If the main unit of the
person computer is installed near a powered-on electric appliance, the computer may not be able to communicate properly or trouble may occur in the electric
appliance.
■
If the computer is unable to communicate properly,
change the channel to be used or the installation location. Microwave ovens and other equipment that generates strong, high-frequency energy, may interfere
with the operation of the wireless LAN radio. The consequences of this interference include degraded communications speeds, dropped data packets, and
corrupted data.
■
If a broadcasting station or wireless communications
equipment is present nearby and this prevents the
computer from communicating properly, moving the
main unit of the computer is suggested. Radio interference may also occur if the intensity of ambient
radio waves is too high.
How to Handle This Device
The Integrated Wireless LAN device is already installed
in your mobile computer. Under normal circumstances,
it should not be necessary for you to remove or re-install
it. The LAN has been configured to support the operating system with which your system shipped.
FOR BETTER COMMUNICATIONS
This personal computer may not operate properly due to
the operating environment. Strictly observe the
following precautions when installing the main unit of
the computer:
■
Since this personal computer and equipment compliant with IEEE802.11a differ in operation frequency, it
is not possible to communicate between both.
■
The maximum communication range is approximately 80 feet (25 meters) inside of a building. Please
note that the range you achieve may be longer or
shorter than 80 feet. Wireless LAN range is affected by
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STOPPING TRANSMISSION
Deactivation using Windows
To use this product inside hospitals, clinics, or airplanes,
or in other places where the use of electronic equipment
is regulated, stop the transmission of radio waves from
the wireless LAN beforehand.
1.
Right-click the Wireless Network icon in the system tray (it looks like a bar graph).
2.
Click on Disable Radio. Wireless communications
on/off switching will be deactivated and the transmission of radio waves from the wireless LAN will
be stopped.
Deactivation using the wireless switch
The transmission of radio waves from the wireless LAN
can be stopped by setting the wireless switch to the Off
position. Note that the Wireless LAN On/Off switch has
no effect on non-Wireless LAN models.
To restart transmission, check the [Enable
Radio] checkbox to select it., then click the
[OK] button.
(See Figure 3 for Wireless LAN switch location.)
STARTING TRANSMISSION
To communicate using the wireless LAN function, set
the computer to a status from which it can transmit, as
follows:
Figure 3. Wireless LAN On/Off Switch
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1.
Click the Wireless Network Connection icon in the
system tray at the lower right of your screen.
2.
Click [Enable Radio]. The radio will be turned on.
Access Point Mode: Transmission is enabled.
Ad Hoc Mode: Restart your computer to enable the
radio.
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Connection using Windows XP
FLOW OF OPERATIONS
■
To use access point (infrastructure) connection, refer to the access point manual
for the access point-setting procedure.
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You do not need to set the channel
when using access point (infrastructure)
mode. Channel selection is controlled by
the access point. In ad hoc networks,
channel selection defaults to channel 11;
however, channel selection can be manually changed if desired. This can be
accomplished only when using the client
utility.
The wireless LAN connection procedure contained in
this section is outlined below.
1.
Make sure the mobile computer is ready for the
transmission of radio waves from the wireless LAN.
For further details, see (See Starting Transmission
on page 90 for more information).
2.
Assign the parameters required for wireless LAN
connection. (See Preparation for wireless LAN connection on page 91 for more information).
3.
■
Enter the network name (SSID) and other data.
■
Configure security parameters (the Wired Equivalent Privacy or WEP key used to encode
802.11b communications data).
If it is necessary to change the channel,
change the setting of the access point.
For the setting procedure, refer to the
manual of the access point.
Perform setting operations relating to network connection. (See Connection to the network on page 93
for more information)
1.
Make sure the Wireless LAN switch is switched on.
2.
■
Specify TCP/IP as the protocol, and confirm the name
of the work group and other settings.
Click the [Start] button first and then [Control
Panel].
3.
■
Enter the data required for file/printer sharing on the
network. Perform this operation as required.
■
For access point (or “infrastructure”) connection,
enter data for the access point. Refer to the manual of
the access point for further details.
If the Control Panel is in Category view, switch to
Classic view by clicking “Switch to Classic View”
under Control Panel the left frame. (If you are
already in Classic view, “Switch to Category View”
will be displayed instead.)
4.
Verify that you are able to connect your computer to
the network.
Double-click the Network Connections icon. A list
of currently installed networks will be displayed.
5.
Right-click [Wireless Network Connection] in the
list, and then click [Properties] in the menu displayed. The [Wireless Network Connection Properties] window will be displayed.
6.
Click the [Wireless Networks] tab.
7.
Click [Refresh], then choose the correct SSID from
the [Available Networks] window. Click [Configure] and proceed to step 7. If the SSID of your
access point does not appear in the list, click [Add].
The [Wireless Network Properties] window will be
displayed.
8.
Select the Association tab if it is not already
selected.
9.
Enter the information required for connection to
the wireless LAN.
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PREPARATION FOR WIRELESS LAN
CONNECTION
This section explains the preparations required for the
use of the wireless LAN.
Assigning parameters
Enter the network name (SSID), the network key, and
other data required for wireless LAN connection. If there
is the administrator of the network, contact the network
administrator for data settings.
a. Enter the network name (SSID). (i.e., Enter the
name of the desired network in less than 33
ASCII characters).
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For ad hoc connection: Assign the same network
name to all the personal computers to be
connected.
For access point (infrastructure) connection:
Assign the appropriate SSID. The SSID must be
identical to the SSID of the access point. Refer to
the access point manual, or contact your network
administrator.
b. For ad hoc connection, check the following field.
For access point (infrastructure) connection,
clear the check mark for the following field:
[This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network; wireless access points are not used.]
10. Enter the WEP key for encoding communications
data.
It is strongly recommended that you enter
the network key for encoding
communications data. If the network key
is not entered, since the network can be
accessed from all personal computers
containing the wireless LAN function,
there is the danger of your data being
stolen or damaged by other users.
a. Check the [Data encryption (WEP enabled)]
check box
For ad hoc connection: Clear the check mark
from the [Network Authentication (Shared
mode)] check box.
For ad hoc connection: Assign the same network key to all the personal computers to be
connected.
For access point (infrastructure) connection:
Assign the identical network key that is programmed into the access point. For this setting, refer to the access point manual or
contact your network administrator.
d. Confirm the Network key by re-entering the
same data in the [Confirm network key:] field.
e. Make sure that [Key index (advanced)] is set to
“1”. (Any value from “1” to “4” can be assigned
to [Key index (advanced)]. “1” is usually
assigned, however).
11. Click the [Authentication] tab and then verify the
settings of [Enable network access control using
IEEE 802.11x].
For internal use at an organization such as a company, when access by wireless LAN clients is to be
limited using IEEE 802.11x authentication, check
the [Enable network access control using IEEE
802.11x] check box.
For home use, clear the check mark from [Enable
network access control using IEEE 802.11x].
For the setting method relating to IEEE 802.11x
authentication, refer to the manual of the access
point which you are using.
For access point (infrastructure) connection: If
the access point to be accessed has acquired
shared-key authentication, check the [Network
Authentication (Shared mode)] check box.
12. After completion of setting operations, click the
[OK] button. Processing will return to the [Wireless Network Connection Properties] window.
For open-system authentication, clear the check
mark. For access point setting, refer to the manual of the access point.
13. Verify that the network name entered in step 7
above is added in [Preferred Networks], and then
click the [OK] button.
b. Clear the check mark from the [The key is
provided for me automatically] check box.
c. Enter data in [Network Key]. Depending on the
number of entered characters or digits, whether
the key is an ASCII character code or a hexadecimal code will be identified automatically.
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this case are as follows: 0- 9, A - Z, a - f
■
Use five or thirteen characters to enter the key
in the ASCII character code format. The characters that can be used as the “network key” are
as follows: 0 - 9, A - Z, _ (underscore), or,
■
Use 10 or 26 characters to enter the key in the
hexadecimal character code format. The characters that can be used as the “network key” in
In [Preferred Networks], register only the
desired connection settings.
14. Close the [Wireless Network] window.
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CONNECTION TO THE NETWORK
This section explains connection to the network.
If there is an administrator of the network, contact the
network administrator for data settings.
Following this operation, confirm the names of the
computer and the workgroup as follows.
Confirming the computer and work group names
To modify the computer name and/or the
work group name, you need to be logged
in from Windows as an administrator.
Setting the network
Perform the “Setting TCP/IP” and “Confirming the
computer and work group names” operations required for
network connection.
Setting TCP/IP
1.
Click the [Start] button, then [Control Panel].
2.
If the Control Panel is in Category view, switch to
Classic view by clicking “Switch to Classic View”
under Control Panel the left frame. (If you are
already in Classic view, “Switch to Category View”
will be displayed.)
3.
Double-click the [System] icon. The [System Properties] window will be displayed.
4.
Click the [Computer Name] tab.
5.
Confirm the settings of [Full computer name:] and
[Workgroup:].
To change the setting of the IP address,
you need to be logged in from Windows
as an administrator.
1.
Click the [Start] button first and then [Control
Panel].
2.
If the Control Panel is in Category view, switch to
Classic view by clicking “Switch to Classic View”
under Control Panel the left frame. (If you are
already in Classic view, “Switch to Category View”
will be displayed.)
3.
Double-click [Network Connections]. A list of currently installed networks will be displayed.
4.
Right-click [Wireless Network Connection] in the
list, and then click [Properties] in the menu displayed. The [Wireless Network Connection Properties] window will be displayed.
5.
Click the [General] tab if it is not already selected.
6.
Click [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP] and then click
[Properties]. The [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Properties] window will be displayed.
7.
Set the IP address as follows:
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a. The setting of [Full computer name:] denotes the
name for identifying the computer. Any name
can be assigned for each personal computer.
To change the name, click [Change] and
then proceed in accordance with the
instruction messages displayed on the
screen.
Enter the desired name in less than 15 ASCII
character code format. Identifiability can be
enhanced by entering the model number, the
user name, and other factors.
b. [Workgroup name] is the group name of the
network. Enter the desired name in less than 15
ASCII character code format.
For ad hoc connection: Select [Use the following
IP address:] and then enter data for [IP address]
and [Subnet mask]. See page 105 for IP address
setting.
For access point (infrastructure) connection: If
your network uses DHCP, select [Obtain an IP
address automatically] and [Obtain DNS server
address automatically]. If your network uses static
IP addresses, consult with your network administrator for the correct IP address settings.
8. Click the [OK] button. Processing will return to the
[Wireless Network Connection Properties] window.
9. Click the [OK] button.
10. Close the [Network Connection] window.
For ad hoc connection: Assign the same network
name to all personal computers existing on the
network.
For access point (infrastructure) connection:
Assign the name of the work group to be
accessed.
6.
Click the [OK] button. If a message is displayed
that requests you to restart the personal computer,
click [Yes] to restart the computer.
Setting the sharing function
Set the sharing function to make file and/or printer sharing
with other network-connected personal computers valid.
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This operation is not required unless the sharing function is to be used.
2.
Double-click [Local disk (C:)].
3.
Right-click the “work” folder (or whichever folder
you want to share), and then click [Sharing and
Security...] in the menu displayed. The [Folder
Name Properties] window will be displayed.
The folder and printer for which the sharing function
has been set will be usable from any personal computer
present on the network.
To share a file and/or the connected
printer, you need to be logged in as an
administrator.
Setting the file-sharing function for the file
which has been used to execute Network
Setup Wizard is suggested on the screen.
For the wireless LAN, however, since
security is guaranteed by entry of the
network name (SSID) and the network
key, the steps to be taken to set the filesharing function easily without using
Network Setup Wizard are given below.
Setting the Microsoft network-sharing service
1.
Click the [Start] button first and then [Control
Panel].
2.
If the Control Panel is in Category view, switch to
Classic view by clicking “Switch to Classic View”
under Control Panel the left frame. (If you are
already in Classic view, “Switch to Category View”
will be displayed.)
3.
Double-click [Network Connections]. A list of currently installed networks will be displayed.
4.
Right-click [Wireless Network Connection] in the
list, and then click [Properties] in the menu displayed. The [Wireless Network Connection Properties] window will be displayed.
5.
If [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] is displayed, proceed to step 6. If [File and
Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] is not displayed, skip to step 7.
6.
Make sure that the [File and Printer Sharing for
Microsoft Networks] check box is checked, and
then click the [OK] button. Skip to “Setting filesharing function”.
7.
Click [Install]. The [Select Network Component
Type] window will be displayed.
8.
Click [Service], then click the [Add] button. The
[Select Network Service] window will be displayed.
9.
Click [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] and then click the [OK] button. Processing
will return to the [Wireless Network Connection
Properties] window, and [File and Printer Sharing
for Microsoft Networks] will be added to the list.
4.
Click [Sharing] if it isn’t already selected.
5.
Click the link stating “If you understand the security risks, but want to share files without running
the wizard, click here”.
6.
Click “Just enable file sharing” and click [OK].
7.
Check the [Share this folder on the network] check
box.
To specify the corresponding folder as a
read-only folder, select the [Read only]
checkbox under the General tab.
8.
Setting the printer-sharing function
1.
Click the [Start] button first and then [Printers and
FAX]. A list of connected printers will be displayed.
2.
Right-click the printer for which the sharing function is to be set, and then click [Sharing] in the
menu displayed. The property window corresponding to the selected printer will be displayed.
Setting the printer-sharing function when
Network Setup Wizard has been executed
is suggested on the screen. For the wireless
LAN, however, since security is guaranteed
by entry of the network name (SSID) and
the network key, the steps to be taken to
set the printer-sharing function without
using Network Setup Wizard are laid down
below.
10. Click the [Close] button.
Setting the file-sharing function
The procedure for setting the file-sharing function
follows, with the “work” folder in drive C: as an
example.
1.
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Click the [Start] button first and then [My Computer].
Click the [OK] button. The folder will be set as a
sharable folder, and the display of the icon for the
“work.” folder will change.
3.
Click the [Sharing] tab.
4.
Click [Share this printer].
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5.
Enter the sharing printer name in [Share name].
6.
Click the [OK] button.
Confirming connection
After you have finished the network setup operations,
access the folder whose sharing has been set for other
personal computers. Also, confirm the status of the radio
waves in case of trouble such as a network connection
failure.
In the case of access point (infrastructure)
connection, enter the necessary data for
the access point before confirming
connection. Refer to the manual of the
access point for the access point setup
procedure.
■
Current Channel
The channel number currently used by the radio.
■
Link Status
Displays the current connected state of the
WLAN module.
■
Encryption Type
Displays the encryption type currently used by
the radio.
■
IP Address
Displays the current TCP/IP address assigned to
the WLAN adapter.
■
Country
The country with the country code for which the
radio is configured.
■
Transmit Power Level
Displays the current transmit power level of the
radio.
■
Network Name (SSID)
Displays the Network Name (SSID) currently
used by the radio.
■
Power Save Mode
Displays the configured Power Save Mode
currently used by the radio. [Off], [Normal], or
[Maximum] will be displayed.
■
BSSID
Displays the Basic Service Set Identifier. This is
typically the MAC address of the Access Point or
in the case of AdHoc networks, is a randomly
generated MAC address.
■
Frequency
Displays the center frequency currently being
used by the radio.
■
Transmit Rate
Displays the current data rate used by the radio
to transmit data.
■
Receive Rate
Displays the current data rate used by the radio
to receive data.
Connecting your personal computer to another
personal computer
1.
Click [Start] first and then [My Computer]. The
[My Computer] window will be displayed in the left
frame.
2.
Click [My Network Places] in the “Other Places”
list. The window [My Network Places] will be displayed.
3.
Click [View workgroup computers] under Network
Tasks in the left frame.
4.
Double-click the personal computer to which your
personal computer is to be connected. The folder
that was specified in “Setting the file-sharing function” on page 94 will be displayed.
5.
Double-click the folder to be accessed.
Confirming the status of the radio
1.
Right-click the Atheros icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
2.
Click [Open Client Utility]. The Atheros Wireless
Configuration Utility window opens.
3.
Contained within the Current Status tab and
Advanced Current Status, you will find the current
operating status of the radio. (When the radio is
turned off or the computer is not yet connected,
some of the conditions will not be displayed.)
■
Profile Name
The current configuration profile is displayed.
■
Network Type - Configured Network Type
[Access Point] or [AdHoc] will be displayed.
■
Current Mode
Indicates the frequency and data rate currently
used by the radio.
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Connection using Windows 2000
FLOW OF OPERATIONS
■
To use access point (infrastructure) connection, refer to the access point manual
for the access point-setting procedure.
■
You do not need to set the channel
when using access point (infrastructure)
mode. Channel selection is controlled by
the access point. In ad hoc networks,
channel selection defaults to channel 11;
however, channel selection can be manually changed if desired. This can be
accomplished only when using the client
utility.
The wireless LAN connection procedure is outlined
below.
1.
Make sure that the personal computer is ready for
the transmission of radio waves from the wireless
LAN. For further details, see “Starting the transmission” on page 90.
2.
Assign the parameters required for wireless LAN
connection. For further details, see “Preparation
for wireless LAN connection” on page 91.
3.
■
Enter the network name (SSID) and other data.
■
Enter the network key (the key to be used to
encode communications data).
If it is necessary to change the channel,
change the setting of the access point.
For the setting procedure, refer to the
manual of the access point.
Perform setting operations relating to network connection. For further details, see “Connection to the
network” on page 93.
1.
Right-click the Atheros Wireless Utility icon in the
system tray in the lower right corner of your screen.
Specify TCP/IP as the protocol, and confirm the
name of the work group and other settings.
2.
Click [Open Client Utility]. The [Atheros Wireless
Configuration Utility] window will be displayed.
Enter the data required for file/printer sharing on
the network. Perform this operation as required.
3.
Select the [Profile Management] tab.
4.
Click the [New] button. The Profile Management
window will appear.
5.
Enter the following information required to establish connection to the wireless LAN:
■
■
■
For access point (infrastructure) connection,
enter data for the access point. Refer to the
manual of the access point for further details.
■
Verify that you have been able to connect your
computer to the network.
Profile Name
Enter a name for this configuration profile
PREPARATION FOR WIRELESS LAN
CONNECTION
Network names
Enter the appropriate SSID(s) of the wireless networks to which this device will connect. You have
the option of entering up to three SSID’s.
This section explains the preparation (parameter assignment) required for the use of the wireless LAN.
Assigning parameters
Enter the network name (SSID), the network key, and
other data required for wireless LAN connection. If there
is the administrator of the network, contact the network
administrator for data settings.
6.
Select the [Advanced] tab.
7.
Choose appropriate Power Save Mode setting.
Options are [Off], [Normal], and [Maximum].
[Normal] is the default setting.
8.
Choose the appropriate type of network connection. Options are [Access Point] (same as infrastructure mode) and [AdHoc].
9.
Select the [Security] tab.
10. Select the appropriate security method for your
wireless network.
WPA
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Choose the appropriate WPA EAP type - PEAP or
TLS. Please see your network administrator for the
appropriate configuration settings.
WPA-PSK
Enter the appropriate pre-shared key. Please see
your network administrator for the appropriate
configuration settings.
3.
Right-click [Local Area Connection], and click
[Properties] in the menu displayed. The [Local
Area Connection Properties] window will be displayed.
4.
Click [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP] and then click
[Properties]. The [Properties] window will be displayed.
5.
Set the IP address:
802.1x
Choose the appropriate 802.1x/EAP type: TLS,
PEAP, or LEAP. Please see your network administrator for the appropriate configuration settings.
Pre-Shared Key
Same as Network Key or WEP Key. Entry methods
include hexadecimal or ASCII text. If you wish to
use ASCII characters, enter the network key in a
string consisting of five or thirteen characters. The
characters that can be used for the Network Key
are: 0 - 9, A - Z, a - z, and _.
If you wish to use a hexadecimal number, enter the
network key in a string consisting of 10 to 26 characters.The characters that can be used for the network key are: 0 - 9, A - F, and a - f. For ad hoc
connections, enter the same network key for all
computers connected to the network. For access
point (infrastructure) connection, enter the value
to match the access point. For information about
the access point, refer to the access point manual.
■
For ad hoc connection
Select [Use the following IP address:], then enter
data in [IP address] and [Subnet mask]. See
page 105 for IP address setting.
■
For access point (infrastructure) connection
Select [Obtain an IP address automatically] and
[Obtain DNS server address automatically].
Follow directions from the network administrator
about IP address settings, DNS server setting, and
the default gateway.
6.
Click the [OK] button. Processing will return to the
[Properties] window.
7.
Click the [OK] button. If a message is displayed
that requests you to restart the personal computer,
click [Yes] and then restart the computer.
Confirming the computer and workgroup names
To modify the computer name and/or the
workgroup name, you need to be logged
in from Windows as an administrator.
CONNECTION TO THE NETWORK
If there is the administrator of the network, contact the
network administrator for data settings prior to
connecting to the network.
Setting the network
Perform the “Setting TCP/IP” and “Confirming the
computer and work group names” operations for
network connection.
1.
Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2.
Double-click the [System] icon. The [System Properties] window will be displayed.
3.
Click the [Network Identification] tab.
4.
Confirm the settings of [Full computer name] and
[Work group].
Setting TCP/IP
■
The setting of [Full computer name] denotes the
name for identifying the computers on the
network. Any name can be assigned. The
computer name will be identified more easily if
the model number, the user name, and other
factors are already set.
■
[Workgroup] denotes the group name of the
network.
To change the setting of the IP address,
you need to be logged in from Windows
as an administrator.
1.
Click the [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2.
Double-click the [Network and Dial-up Connections] icon. The [Network and Dial-up Connection] window will be displayed.
5.
To change the name, click [Properties], then proceed in accordance with the instruction messages
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Properties] window, and [File and Printer Sharing
for Microsoft Networks] will be added to the list.
displayed on the screen. Processing will return to
the [System Properties] window.
For ad hoc connection:
Assign the same network name to all personal computers existing on the network.
For access point (infrastructure) connection:
Assign the name of the workgroup to be accessed.
6.
Click the [OK] button. If a message is displayed
that requests you to restart the personal computer,
click [Yes].
9.
Setting the file-sharing function
The procedure for setting the file-sharing function is laid
down below taking the “work” folder within drive C as
an example.
1.
Double-click [My Computer] on the Desktop, and
then double-click [Local Disk (C:)].
2.
Right-click the “work” folder (or whichever folder
you wish to share), and click [Sharing...] in the
menu displayed. The [Properties] window will be
displayed.
3.
Select the [Sharing] tab if it isn’t already selected.
4.
Select [Share this folder], then enter data as
required:
Setting the sharing function
Set the sharing function to make file and/or printer
sharing with other network-connected personal
computers valid. The setting operation is not required
unless the sharing function is to be used.
Click the [OK] button.
The folder and printer for which the sharing function
has been set will be usable from any personal computer
present on the network.
To share a file and/or the connected
printer, you need to be logged in as an
administrator.
■
“Share name”
Enter the name of the folder to be shared.
■
“Comment”
Enter explanatory statements or notes about the
folder to be shared.
■
“User limit”
Enter the number of users who share the folder.
Setting the Microsoft network-sharing service
1.
Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
■
2.
Double-click the [Network and Dial-up Connections] icon. The [Network and Dial-up Connections] window will be displayed.
[Permissions]
Click the [Permissions] button to set permission
levels for access to the folder.
■
[Caching]
Click the [Caching] button to configure settings
for the off-line access to the folder.
3.
4.
5.
Right-click [Local Area Connection], and click
[Properties] in the menu displayed. The [Properties] window will be displayed.
If [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] is displayed, proceed to step 5.
If [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] is not displayed, skip to step 6.
Make sure that the [File and Printer Sharing for
Microsoft Networks] check box is checked, and
then click the [OK] button. Skip to “Setting filesharing function” on page 94.
6.
Click [Install]. The [Select Network Component
Type] window will be displayed.
7.
Click [Service], and then click the [Add] button.
The [Select Network Service] window will be displayed.
8.
Click [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] and then click the [OK] button. Processing
will return to the [Wireless Network Connection
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5.
Click the [OK] button. The folder will be set as a
sharable folder, and the display of the icon for the
“work” folder will change.
Setting the printer-sharing function
1.
Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Printers]. A list of
connected printers will be displayed.
2.
Right-click the printer for which the sharing function is to be set, and then click [Sharing...] in the
menu displayed. The property window corresponding to the selected printer will be displayed.
3.
Click the Sharing tab if it is not already selected.
4.
Check the [Shared as] checkbox and confirm the
name of the printer to be shared or enter a new
name. Click [OK]. Printer sharing will be set and
the display of the icon for the printer will change.
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Confirming connection
After you have finished the network setup operations,
access the folder whose sharing has been set, and
confirm the status of the radio in case of trouble such as
a network connection failure.
In the case of an access point (infrastructure) connection, enter the necessary data for the access point before
confirming connection. Refer to the manual of the access
point for the access point setup procedure
Connecting your personal computer to another
personal computer
1.
2.
3.
4.
Double-click [My Network Places] on the Desktop.
The [My Network Places] window will be displayed.
Double-click the [Computers Near Me] icon. The
personal computers connected to the network will
be listed.
Double-click the name of the personal computer to
which you wish to connect your own personal computer. The folder that specified in “Setting the filesharing function” on page 94 will be displayed.
■
Encryption Type
Displays the encryption type currently used by
the radio.
■
IP Address
Displays the current TCP/IP address assigned to
the WLAN adapter.
■
Country
The country with the country code for which the
radio is configured.
■
Transmit Power Level
Displays the current transmit power level of the
radio.
■
Network Name (SSID)
Displays the Network Name (SSID) currently
used by the radio.
■
Power Save Mode
Displays the configured Power Save Mode
currently used by the radio. [Off], [Normal], or
[Maximum] will be displayed.
■
BSSID
Displays the Basic Service Set Identifier. This is
typically the MAC address of the Access Point or
in the case of AdHoc networks, is a randomly
generated MAC address.
■
Frequency
Displays the center frequency currently being
used by the radio.
■
Transmit Rate
Displays the current data rate used by the radio
to transmit data.
■
Receive Rate
Displays the current data rate used by the radio
to receive data.
Double-click the folder to be accessed. The contents
of the folder will be displayed.
Confirming radio status
1.
Right-click the Atheros icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
2.
Click [Open Utility]. The Atheros Wireless Configuration Utility window opens.
3.
Contained within the Current Status tab and
Advanced Current Status, you will find the current
operating status of the radio. (When the radio is
turned off or the computer is not yet connected,
some of the conditions will not be displayed.)
■
Profile Name
The current configuration profile is displayed.
■
Network Type - Configured Network Type
[Access Point] or [AdHoc] will be displayed.
■
Current Mode
Indicates the frequency and data rate currently
used by the radio.
■
Current Channel
The channel number currently used by the radio.
■
Link Status
Displays the current connected state of the
WLAN module.
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Troubleshooting
Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described in the
following table.
Problem
Unavailable
network
connection
Possible Cause
Incorrect network
name (SSID) or
network key
Possible Solution
Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s) and network
keys (WEP) of all computers to be connected have been configured
correctly. SSID’s and WEP key values must be identical on each machine.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: set the network name (SSID)
and network key to the same values as those of the access point.
Set the Network Authentication value identically to that of the Access
Point. Please consult your network administrator for this value, if
necessary.
For the method of setting network authentication, refer to the following
pages:· Windows XP: “Assigning parameters” on page 91·
Windows 2000: “Assigning parameters” on page 96
Poor radio wave
condition
Ad hoc connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to
the destination computer or removing any obstacles for better sight.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to the access point or removing any obstacles for
better sight.
To check the wave condition, refer to the following pages:· Windows
XP: “Confirming the status of the radio waves” on page 95.· Windows
2000: “Confirming the status of the radio waves” on page 99
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Radio wave
transmission has
stopped
Check if the wireless switch is turned ON. Also verify “Disable Radio” is
not checked in “Network setting” window. Refer to “Starting Transmission” on page 90.
The computer to be
connected is turned
off
Check if the computer to be connected is turned ON.
Active channel
duplication due to
multiple wireless
LAN networks
If there is any other wireless LAN network nearby, change channels to
avoid active channel duplication. For the method of checking active
channels, refer to the following pages:· Windows XP: “Confirming the
status of the radio waves” on page 95· Windows 2000: “Confirming the
status of the radio waves” on page 99
No right of access to
the network to be
connected
Check if you have a right of access to the network to be connected with.
Incorrectlyperformed network
setting
Check the protocol, work group name or shared setting.
Unmatched
[Network
authentication
(shared mode)]
settings in Windows
XP
If the setting of [Network authentication (shared mode)] is not matched
with that of access point or computer to be connected with, no communication can be established. Check the parameter setting.Refer to
“Assigning parameters” on page 91.
For the method of checking, refer to the following pages:· Windows XP:
“Connection to the Network” on page 93· Windows 2000: “Connection to the Network” on page 97
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Problem
Unavailable
network
connection
(continued)
Possible Cause
It takes too long to
retrieve the network
and display the
connected
computers.
Possible Solution
Retrieve computers as follow:
Windows XP:
1. Click [Start] button, then click [Search].
2. Click [Computers or people].
3. Click [Computers on the network].
4. Input the name of computer to be connected with in [Computer
name] and click [Search].
5. Double-click the icon of connected computer.·
Windows 2000:
1. Click [Start] -> [Find] -> [Files and folders].
2. Click [Computer] in [Find other items].
3. Input the name of computer to be connected with in [Computer
name] and click [OK].
4. Double-click the icon of connected computer.
Incorrect setting of IP
address
Check the network setting.
Windows XP: “Setting the network” on page 93.
Windows 2000: “Setting the network” on page 97
In case of using TCP/IP protocol, you can check IP address as follows:
1.
Windows XP:
Click [Start] -> [All programs] -> [Accessories] ->
[Command prompt].·
Windows 2000:
Click [Start] button -> [Program] -> [Accessories] ->
[Command prompt].
2.
In [Command prompt] or [MS-DOS prompt] window, input
[IPCONFIG] command as follows, then press [Enter] key.
Example: In case of C drive being the hard disk:
C:\ipconfig [Enter]
Check that the IP address is correctly displayed:.
IP Address................: 10.0.1.3
Subnet Mask.............: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway.........: 10.0.1.1
When IP address is displayed as [169.254.XXX.YYY] or [0.0.0.0],
IP address is not correctly fetched from the access point. In that
case, restart the computer itself. If the display is still unchanged,
check the setting of TCP/IP.
If [Cable Disconnected] or [Media Disconnected] is displayed
without showing IP address, check the setting of network name
(SSID) and network key. Also, set the network authentication
according to the access point.
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Problem
Communication
is disconnected
soon after
connection to
the access point
Possible Cause
Access control may
be disabled
Possible Solution
In case of Windows XP, check the setting of “Enable network access
control using IEEE 802.1X”.Refer to “Assigning parameters” on
page 91.
When restricting the access of wireless LAN clients using IEEE802.1X
authentication, put a check mark on “Enable network access control
using IEEE 802.1X”.
When using at home, remove a check mark on “Enable network access
control using IEEE802.1X”.
For the method of setting related with IEEE802.1X authentication, refer
to the access point manual.
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Wireless LAN Glossary
Ad hoc
A designation for wireless LAN network configuration.
It indicates a form of communication limited to those
personal computers which have wireless LAN function.
For details, refer to “Ad hoc connection” on page 88.
Channel
The frequency band of wireless LAN to be used in
communications over wireless LAN or at the access
point.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
A protocol used for automatically fetching communication parameters such as IP addresses. The side which
assigns IP address is called DHCP server and the side
that is assigned it is called DHCP client.
DNS (Domain Name System)
A function that controls the correspondence of IP
addresses assigned to a computer with the name. Even
for those computers whose IP addresses are unknown, if
their names are known, it is possible to communicate
with them.
IEEE802.11a
One of the wireless LAN standards prescribed by the 802
committee in charge of establishing standards of LAN
technology in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers). It allows communications at the maximum
speed of 54 Mbps by using a 5GHz band which can
freely be used without radio communication license.
IEEE802.11b
One of the wireless LAN standards prescribed by 802
committee in charge of establishing standards of LAN
technology in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers). It allows communications at the maximum
speed of 11Mbps by a band of 2.4 GHz (ISM band)
which can freely be used without radio communication
license.
Access point
A designation of Wireless LAN network configurations.
It indicates a form of communication using an Access
Point. For details, refer to “access point connection” on
page 88.
IP address
An address used by computers for communicating in
TCP/IP environment. IP addresses have global and
private addresses. A global address is a unique address in
the world. A private address is a unique address within a
closed network.
LAN (Local Area Network)
An environment connecting computers within a relatively small range, such as the same floor and building.
MAC address (Media Access Control Address)
A physical address inherent to a network card. For
Ethernet, the top three bytes are controlled/assigned as a
vendor code. The remaining three bytes comprise the
code uniquely (to avoid duplication) controlled by each
vendor. As a result, there is no Ethernet card with the
same physical address in the world. In Ethernet, the
frame transmission/reception is performed based on this
address.
MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)
The maximum size of data which can be transmitted at
one time in networks including the Internet. In an environment whose maximum size of data is too large to
correctly receive data, normal communications can be
restored by setting the size of MTU to a smaller value.
Network authentication
The method of authentication performed by wireless
LAN clients to connect with the access point. There are
two types: open system authentication and shared key
authentication. The type of authentication must be set
to each client and also coincide with the setting of access
point with which to communicate. Network authentication is sometimes called authentication mode.
Network key
Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication. The personal computer uses the same network
key both for data encryption and decryption, therefore,
it is necessary to set the same network key as the other
side of communication.
Network name (SSID: Security Set Identifier)
When a wireless LAN network is configured, grouping is
performed to avoid interference or data theft. This
grouping is performed with “Network name (SSID)”. In
order to improve security, the network key is set
allowing no communication unless “Network name
(SSID)” coincides with the network key.
Open system authentication
One of network authentication types for wireless LAN.
Since there is no check of network key upon authentication, clients can connect to the access point without
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submitting correct network keys. However, in case of
actual communications, the same network key must be
set. Open system authentication is sometimes called
Open key authentication.
PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet)
A method of allowing the authentication protocol
adopted in telephone line connection (PPP) to be used
over an Ethernet.
Protocol
A procedure or rule of delivering data among
computers. Ordered data communication is allowed by
making all conditions required for communication
including the method of data transmission/reception
and actions upon communication errors into procedures.
Shared key authentication
One of the network authentication types for wireless
LAN. Upon authentication, the access point checks
whether the same network key is set to the client. If the
client uses a wrong network key or the network key itself
is not set, authentication is unsuccessful, allowing no
communications with the access point.
SSID (Security Set Identifier)
See “Network name”
Subnet mask
TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into
multiple smaller networks (subnets). IP address consists
of the subnet address and the address of each computer.
Subnet mask defines how many bits of IP address
comprise the subnet address. The same value shall be set
among computers communicating with each other.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol)
A standard protocol of the Internet.
Wi-Fi
Indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the compatible connection of
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.
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IP address information
IP addressing is much more complicated
than can be briefly explained in this
document. You are advised to consult with
your network administrator for additional
information.
If IP address is unknown, set IP address as follows:
If you have an access point (DHCP server) on the
network, set the IP address as follows:
Windows 2000: [Obtain an IP address automatically]
Windows XP: [Obtain an IP address automatically]
A DHCP server is a server that
automatically assigns IP addresses to
computers or other devices in the network.
There is no DHCP server for the AdHoc
network.
If the IP address is already assigned to the computer in
the network, ask the network administrator to check the
IP address to be set for the computer.
If no access point is found in the network:
An IP address is expressed with four values in the range
between 1 and 255.
Set the each computer as follows: The value in parentheses is a subnet mask.
<Example>
Computer A: 192.168.100.2 (255.255.255.0)
Computer B: 192.168.100.3 (255.255.255.0)
Computer C: 192.168.100.4 (255.255.255.0)
:
:
Computer X: 192.168.100.254 (255.255.255.0)
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Specifications
Item
Specification
Type of network
Conforms to IEEE 802.11a/802.11g (Wi-Fi based)*
Transfer rate
(Automatic switching)
54 Mbps maximum data rate
Active frequency
802.11b/g: 2400~2473 MHz
802.11a: 4900 ~ 5850 MHz
Number of channels
802.11a: 8 independent channels
802.11b/g: 11 channels, 3 non-overlapping channels
Security
Network name (SSID)
Network key (64 bits/128 bits)**
WPA 1.0 compliant
Supports AES, TKIP, and WEP encryption algorithms
Maximum recommended number of computers to be
connected over wireless LAN (during ad hoc
connection)
10 units or less ***
* “Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.
** Encryption with network key (WEP) is performed using the above number of bits, however, users can set 40 bits/
104 bits after subtracting the fixed length of 24 bits.
*** The maximum number of computers that can be supported by an Access Point is highly variable, and can be
affected by such factors as application bandwidth utilization, broadcast packet traffic, type of applications used, etc.
The number of 10 provided by this document is meant only as a guideline and not a limitation of the technology.
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Index
A
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 72
AC
adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 72, 77
plug adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
DISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Anti-theft Lock Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 55, 56
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Auto Insert Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Auto/Airline Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
conserving power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
faulty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
increasing life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
level indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
lithium ion battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 79
low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
recharging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
shorted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
suspend mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Disk
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Docking Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dolby Headphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Drive Image Special Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Drive Image Special Edition (DISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Drivers and Application Restore CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
DVD/CD-ROM
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
tray release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
DVD/CD-RW drive
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
E
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Enlarging the Backup Partition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Built-in Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
C
Extended Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Cache Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 77
External Floppy Disk Drive
access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
External Monitor Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 46
Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
COMM Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Communications Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cursor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
D
DC Output Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
DC Power Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
DC power jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
F
Fan Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12, 13
Floppy Disk
ejecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
initializing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
preparing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
write protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Floppy Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 71
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Function Key
F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
Memory Stick
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 45
Modem Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Modem port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Modem Result Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
H
mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51, 52
Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 51
access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
internal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
N
Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
NumLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Hard Disk Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 46
P
Hibernation Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Parallel Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
I
Installing a Memory Stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Integrated Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
K
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 16, 51
cursor keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
windows keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
L
LAN port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 45
LifeBook
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
traveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
LifeBook Security Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 52, 53
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
type II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
PC Cards
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
POST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Power and Suspend/Resume button . . . . . . . 25, 28, 54
M
Power On Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 57
Media Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
McAfee.com ActiveShield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Media Player
access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
36
36
38
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 43
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
upgrade module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
110
Preparation for wireless LAN connection (XP) . . . . .91
PS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
R
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 27
Re-Installing Individual Drivers and Applications . .61
Removing a Memory Stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
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Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Windows Product Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Restarting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Software
See Pre-installed Software
Wireless LAN
Ad Hoc Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Before Using the Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Broadcom Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Connection to the network (Windows 2000) . . . . 97
Connection using Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Connection using Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
For better communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Infrastructure Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
IP address information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Other settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Preparation for wireless LAN connection (Windows
2000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Starting Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Wireless LAN Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Wireless LAN Antenna On/Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Restoring a Backup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
RJ-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
S
ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
SD Card
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Secure Digital Card
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Shut Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 14
Stereo Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Suspend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Suspend Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
S-Video Out Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
System Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
T
Theft Prevention Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
U
Universal Serial Bus Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 52
ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
V
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Video RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
W
Windows keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Application key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Start keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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