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Copyright
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Fujitsu PC Corporation has made every effort to ensure
the accuracy and completeness of this document.
However, as ongoing development efforts are continually
improving the capabilities of our products, we cannot
guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this document.
We disclaim liability for errors, omissions, or future
changes.
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Corporation: MS, MS-DOS, Windows.
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Communications Corporation.
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reserved. No part of this publication may be copied,
reproduced, or translated, without prior written consent
of Fujitsu PC Corporation. No part of this publication
may be stored or transmitted in any electronic form
without the written consent of Fujitsu PC Corporation.
B5FH-6571-01EN-00
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to FCC Part 15
Responsible Party Name:
Fujitsu PC Corporation
Address:
5200 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Telephone:
(408) 982-9500
Declares that product:
Model Configuration:
LifeBook B2620
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operations are subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device must not be allowed to cause harmful interference, (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s
Fujitsu LifeBook B Series Notebook
Table of Contents
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PREFACE
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
FPC Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Keyboard
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Numeric Keypad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Cursor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Function Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Quick Point Pointing Device
Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Volume Control
GETTING STARTED WITH
YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
LifeBook Security/Application Panel
Overview
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Locating the Controls
and Connectors
Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Bottom Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Status Indicator Panel
Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
AC Adapter Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Battery Level Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Battery Charging Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Hard Drive or Removable
Media Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
PC Card Access Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
NumLk Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Security Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting up Your LifeBook Security Panel . . . . . . .20
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Operating Your LifeBook Security/
Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Uninstalling the Security Panel Application . . . . . 21
Launching Applications with
the Security/Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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USING YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
Power Sources
Connecting the Power Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Display Panel
Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Closing the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook
Device Ports
Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Booting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Activating Additional Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Registering Your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . 31
Modem (RJ-11) Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Internal LAN (RJ-45) jack (LAN model only). . . . 46
Parallel Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
PS/2 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Docking Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
External Floppy Disk Drive Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Universal Serial Bus Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Infrared Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
External Monitor Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Power Management
Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Hibernate Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Hard Disk Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Windows Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Restarting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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USER-INSTALLABLE FEATURES
Lithium ion Battery
Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
External Floppy Disk Drive
Connecting an External Floppy Disk drive. . . . . . 39
Loading a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Ejecting a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Preparing a Disk for Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
PC Cards
Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Smart Card Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Memory Upgrade Module
Installing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . 42
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . 42
Checking the Computer Recognition
of New Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Port Replicator
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Front Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Attaching the Port Replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Detaching the Port Replicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Modem Result Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Restoring Your
Pre-installed Software
Drive Image Special Edition (DISE) . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Using DISE with Windows 2000/XP. . . . . . . . . . 62
Installing and Using DISE With
Windows 98 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Care and Maintenance
LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Floppy Disks and Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Microprocessor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Mass Storage Device Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Integrated Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
LifeBook Security/Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . 73
Theft Prevention Lock SLot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Learning About Your Application Software. . . . . 75
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GLOSSARY
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Appendix - Wireless
LAN User’s Guide
FCC Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Before Using This Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Connecting Windows 98/2000 Systems . . . . . . . 93
Network Connection: Windows 98. . . . . . . . . . . 94
Network Connection: Windows 2000. . . . . . . . . 96
Connecting Windows XP Systems . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
If a Second LAN Device is Installed . . . . . . . . . . 109
About IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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Preface
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Preface
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
The LifeBook® B Series notebook from Fujitsu PC
Corporation is a powerful mini-notebook computer. It
is powered by an Intel® Pentium™ III microprocessor,
has a built-in color touch screen display, and brings the
computing power of desktop personal computers (PCs)
to a portable environment.
This manual explains how to operate your LifeBook
notebook’s hardware and built-in system software. Your
LifeBook notebook is compatible with the IBM® PC AT.
FPC CONTACT INFORMATION
Service and Support
You can contact FPC Service and Support the following
ways:
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Before you place the call, you should have the
following information ready so that the customer
support representative can provide you with the
fastest possible solution:
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It comes with Windows® 98 Second Edition, Windows®
2000 Professional, Windows XP Home, or Windows XP
Professional pre-installed.
Your notebook is a completely self-contained unit with
an active-matrix (TFT) color LCD display. It has a
powerful interface that enables it to support a variety of
optional features.
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 notebook.
DOS commands you enter appear in Courier type.
Example: Shutdown the computer?
POINT
The point icon highlights information that will enhance
your understanding of the subject material.
CAUTION
The caution icon highlights information that is
important to the safe operation of your computer, or to
the integrity of your files. Please read all caution
information carefully.
Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
Fax: 1-901-259-5700
E-mail: 8fujitsu@fujitsupc.com
Web site: http://www.fujitsupc.com
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Product name
Product configuration number
Product serial number
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Hardware configuration
Type of device connected, if any
Fujitsu Online
You can go directly to the online Fujitsu Product catalog
for your notebook by clicking on the LifeBook Accessories Web site URL link, located in the Windows
Start menu.
You can also reach Fujitsu Service and Support 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.
POINT
You must have an active internet connection to use the
online URL links.
WARRANTY
Your LifeBook notebook is backed by a three year International Limited Warranty and includes toll-free technical support. Check the service kit that came with your
notebook for warranty terms and conditions.
WARNING
The warning icon highlights information that can be
hazardous to either you, your LifeBook notebook, or
your files. Please read all warning information carefully.
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LifeBook B Series – Section One
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Getting to Know
Your LifeBook
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LifeBook B Series – Section Two
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Figure 2-1 Fujitsu LifeBook B Series notebook (LAN model shown)
Overview
This section describes the components of your Fujitsu
LifeBook B Series notebook. We strongly recommend
that you read it before using your LifeBook notebook,
even if you are already familiar with notebook
computers.
You may also have one or more of the following devices
in the box:
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External USB Floppy Disk Drive (Figure 2-4),
and/or,
Port Replicator (Figure 2-3)
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 B Series notebook (Figure 2-1)
AC adapter with AC power cord (Figure 2-2)
Phone/Modem (RJ-11) telephone cable
Stylus (located in stylus holder)
Two additional pointer caps
Driver and Application Restore CD
Getting Started Guide
User’s Guide (this document)
International Limited Warranty Brochure
Microsoft Windows Manual and
Certificate of Authenticity
Premium Care Registration card and envelope
Depending upon the configuration of your notebook,
you will have one of the following battery
configurations:
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Figure 2-2 AC Adapter
Figure 2-3 Optional Port Replicator (LAN model shown)
One main Lithium ion battery pre-installed,
or,
One main high-capacity Lithium ion battery (preinstalled),
or,
One main Lithium ion battery pre-installed and one
spare main high-capacity Lithium ion battery
Figure 2-4 External USB Floppy Disk Drive
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Display Panel Latch
Touch Screen Stylus
Suspend/Resume Button
Display Panel
Status Indicator Panel
Closed Cover Switch
Cursor Control
LifeBook Security/
Application Panel
Keyboard
Quick Point
Pointing Device
Built-in
Microphone
Figure 2-5 LifeBook notebook with display open
Locating the Controls
and Connectors
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond with a specific component of your LifeBook notebook. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 12.
TOP AND FRONT COMPONENTS
LifeBook Security/Application Panel
The LifeBook Security/Application Panel provides
hardware security and one-touch application launch
capability. See “LifeBook Security/ Application Panel”
on page 20.
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook
notebook’s top and front components. (Figure 2-5)
Touch Screen Stylus
The stylus is used as the pointing device for the touch
screen.
Closed Cover Switch
The closed cover switch turns off the LCD back
lighting when the display panel is closed.
Suspend/Resume Button
The Suspend/Resume button allows you to suspend
notebook activity without powering off, resume your
notebook from standby mode, and power on your notebook when it has been shut down from the Windows
operating system. See “Suspend/Resume Button” on
page 32.
Display Panel Latch
The display panel latch locks and releases the display
panel.
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Quick Point Pointing Device
The Quick Point pointing device consists of two mouselike buttons and one cursor control button. See “Quick
Point Pointing Device” on page 16.
Keyboard
A full-function keyboard with dedicated Windows
keys. See “Keyboard” on page 14.
Built-in Microphone
The built-in microphone allows mono audio input.
Display Panel
The display panel is a color LCD panel with back
lighting for the display of text and graphics and Touch
Screen functionality.
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DC Power Jack
Air Vents
External Monitor Port
(behind cover)
PC Card Slots
PC Card Eject/Lock Button
Figure 2-6 LifeBook notebook left-side panel
LEFT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components.
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter
or the optional Auto/Airline adapter to power your
notebook and charge the internal Lithium ion Battery.
(Figure 2-6)
External Monitor Port
The external monitor port allows you to connect an
external VGA or SVGA CRT monitor. Note that when
the optional Port Replicator is attached to the system,
you must use the external monitor port on the Port
Replicator rather than the port on the system. (Figure 26) See “External Monitor Port” on page 48.
PC Card Slots
The PC Card Slots allow you to install two Type II or
one Type III PC Card. (Figure 2-6) See “PC Cards” on
page 41.
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Infrared Port
Microphone Jack
Optional LAN (RJ-45)
USB Ports
Power Switch
Headphone Jack
Modem (RJ-11) Port
Anti-theft Lock Slot
Figure 2-7 LifeBook notebook right-side panel
RIGHT-SIDE PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones
or powered external speakers. (Figure 2-7) See “Headphone Jack” on page 47.
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external
mono microphone. (Figure 2-7) See “Microphone Jack”
on page 47.
Power Switch
This switch is the main power switch for your notebook.
(Figure 2-7)
USB Ports
The two USB ports allow you to connect Universal Serial
Bus devices. (Figure 2-7) See “Universal Serial Bus Ports”
on page 47.
Infrared Port
The fast IrDA compatible port allows you to communicate with another IrDA compatible infrared device
without a cable. (Figure 2-7)
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Port
The Modem (RJ-11) telephone port is for attaching
a telephone line to the internal multinational 56K
modem. (Figure 2-7)
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WARNING
The internal multinational modem is not intended for
use with Digital PBX systems. Do not connect the
internal modem to a Digital PBX as it may cause serious
damage to the internal modem or your entire 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.
POINT
The internal modem is designed to the ITU-T V.90
standard. Its maximum speed of 53000bps is the
highest allowed by FCC, and its actual connection
rate depends on the line conditions. The maximum
speed is 33600bps at upload.
LAN (RJ-45) Jack
The optional internal LAN (RJ-45) port is used for an
internal Fast Ethernet (10/100 Base-T/Tx) connection.
(Figure 2-7) See “Internal LAN (RJ-45) jack (LAN model
only)” on page 46.
Anti-theft Lock Slot
The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach a optional
physical lock down device. (Figure 2-7)
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Battery Pack Lock
Battery Pack Latch
Lithium ion
Battery Bay
Docking Port
Connector
Main Unit and
Configuration
Label (approximate
location)
Memory Upgrade
Compartment
Speaker
Speaker
Figure 2-8 LifeBook notebook bottom panel
BOTTOM COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.
Lithium ion Battery Bay
The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion
battery. It can be opened for the removal of the battery
when stored over a long period of time or for swapping
a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion battery.
(Figure 2-8) See “Lithium ion Battery” on page 37.
Stereo Speakers
The built-in dual speakers allow for stereo sound.
(Figure 2-8)
Docking Port Connector
This connector allows you to connect the optional Port
Replicator. (Figure 2-8)
Main Unit and Configuration Label
The configuration label shows the model number and
other information about your LifeBook notebook. In
addition, the configuration portion of the label has the
serial number and manufacturer information that you
will need to give your support representative. It identifies the exact version of various components of your
notebook. (Figure 2-8)
Memory Upgrade Compartment
Your LifeBook notebook comes with high speed
Synchronous Dynamic RAM (SDRAM). The memory
upgrade compartment allows you to expand the system
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Battery
Charging
Hard Drive
Access
1
Power
AC Adapter
2
1
PC Card
Access
Battery
Level
A
CapsLk
NumLk
Security
Indicator
ScrLk
Figure 2-9 Status Indicator Panel
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator displays symbols that correspond
with a specific component of your LifeBook notebook.
These symbols tell you how each of those components
are operating. (Figure 2-9)
POWER INDICATOR
The Power indicator symbol states whether your system
is operational. It has several different states, each of
which tells you what mode your notebook is in at that
time.
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Steady On: This means that there is power to your
notebook and that it is ready for use.
Flashing: This means that your notebook is in Standby
mode.
Steady Off: This means that your system is either in
Hibernate mode, or that your notebook has been
turned off with the power switch.
If you are charging your battery, the Power indicator
symbol will remain on even if your LifeBook notebook is
shut off. The Power indicator symbol will also remain on
if you have either adapter connected and are shut down
from Windows, but have not turned off the power
switch.
AC ADAPTER INDICATOR
The AC Adapter indicator states whether your notebook
is operating from the AC adapter, the Auto/Airline
adapter or the batteries. This icon has two different
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states that can tell you what power source your notebook
is using.
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On: This means that either of the adapters are
currently in use.
Off: Power is only coming from the batteries, and
you do not have an adapter connected.
BATTERY LEVEL INDICATORS
The Battery Level indicators state whether or not the
primary Lithium ion battery is installed. In addition,
this symbol states how much charge is available within
the installed battery. The symbol will only be displayed
for a battery that is currently installed in your notebook.
(Figure 2-10)
76%–100% Charging
76%–100%
51%–75%
26%–50%
11%–25%
Low Warning <11%
Critical Low or
Dead Battery
Shorted Battery
Figure 2-10 Battery Level Indicator
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CAUTION
A shorted battery is damaged and must be replaced.
(Figure 2-10)
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PC CARD ACCESS INDICATORS
The PC Card Access indicator states whether or not your
notebook is accessing a PC Card. The indicator will flash
if your software tries to access a PC Card even if there is
no card installed. See “PC Cards” on page 41.
POINT
If there is no battery activity, the power adapters are not
connected, and the power switch is Off, the Battery
Level indicators will also be off.
BATTERY CHARGING INDICATORS
Located to the left of the Battery Level indicator is a
small arrow symbol. This symbol states whether the
battery is charging. This indicator operates whether the
power switch is in the On or Off position, and will flash
if the battery is too hot or cold to charge.
CAUTION
Batteries subjected to shocks, vibration or extreme
temperatures can be permanently damaged.
NUMLK INDICATOR
The NumLk indicator states that the integral keyboard is
set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.
POINT
If you are using the optional external numerical keypad,
pressing the [NumLk] key will activate the external
keypad. The indicator will come on, however it will not
change any of the functionality of your keyboard keys.
CAPSLOCK INDICATOR
The CapsLock indicator states that your keyboard is set
to type in all capital letters.
SCRLK INDICATOR
HARD DRIVE OR REMOVABLE
MEDIA DRIVE ACCESS INDICATOR
The Hard Drive Access indicator states whether your
internal hard drive.
The ScrLk indicator states that your scroll lock is active.
SECURITY INDICATOR
The Security Indicator flashes (if a password was set)
when the system resumes from Off or Standby modes.
You must enter the password that was set in the Security
Panel before your system will resume operation.
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Function Keys
x
Fn Key
Start Key
Numeric Keypad
Start Key
Cursor Keys
Application Key
Figure 2-11 Keyboard
Keyboard
USING THE KEYBOARD
Your LifeBook notebook has an integral 83-key
keyboard. The keys perform all the standard functions of
a 101-key keyboard, including the Windows keys and
other special function keys. This section describes the
following keys. (Figure 2-11)
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■
■
■
Numeric keypad: Your 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
onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on
your pointing device.
NUMERIC KEYPAD
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as
both standard character keys and numeric keypad keys.
NumLk can be activated by pressing the [NumLk] keys.
Turning off the NumLk feature is done the same way.
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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. (Figure 2-11)
POINT
If you are using the optional external numerical keypad,
pressing the [NumLk] key will activate the external
keypad. The indicator will come on, however it will not
change any of the functionality of your keyboard keys.
WINDOWS KEYS
Your LifeBook notebook has three Windows keys: two
Start keys and an Application key. The two Start keys
display the Start menu. This button functions the same
as your onscreen Start menu button. The Application
key functions the same as your right mouse button and
displays shortcut menus for the selected item. (Please
refer to your Windows documentation for additional
information regarding the Windows keys.) (Figure 2-11)
CURSOR KEYS
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard
which allow you to move the cursor up, down, left and
right in applications. In programs such as Windows
Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the next item up,
down, left, or right). (Figure 2-11)
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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.
(Figure 2-11)
[Fn] Key
The [Fn] key provides extended functions for the
notebook and is always used in conjunction with
another key.
■
[Fn+F3]: Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle
the Audio Mute on and off.
■
[Fn+F4]: Pressing [F4] while holding [Fn] will toggle
the Quick Point feature on and off. Note that the
[Fn+F4] combination only works if Manual Setting is
selected in the BIOS. (See “Entering the BIOS Setup
Utility” on page 29)
■
[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.)
■
[Fn+F6]: Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [Fn]
will lower the brightness of your display.
■
[Fn+F7]: Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [Fn]
will increase the brightness of the display.
■
[Fn+F8]: Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding [Fn]
will decrease the volume of your LifeBook notebook.
■
[Fn+F9]: Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn]
will increase the volume of your LifeBook notebook.
■
[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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Left Button
Right Button
Cursor Control
Figure 2-12 Quick Point pointing device
Quick Point Pointing
Device
The Quick Point is built into your LifeBook notebook. It
is used to control the movement of the cursor to select
items on your display panel. The Quick Point is
composed of a cursor control at the center of the
keyboard and two buttons on the palm rest of your
notebook. The cursor control works the same way a
mouse ball 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 upper button functions the same
as a left mouse button while the lower button has the
same function as a right mouse button. The actual functionality of the buttons may vary depending on the
application that is being used. (Figure 2-12)
Figure 2-13 Clicking
Double-Clicking
Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the top
button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does
not function with the right button. To double-click,
move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press
and release the top button twice. (Figure 2-14)
POINT
You have the option of using any two of the following
pointing devices at any given time; Quick Point, touch
screen or external PS/2 mouse. See “BIOS Setup
Utility” on page 29.
Figure 2-14 Double-clicking
Clicking
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To leftclick, move the cursor to the item you wish to select,
press the top button once, and then immediately release
it. To right-click, move the cursor to the item you wish
to select, press the bottom button once, and then immediately release it. (Figure 2-13)
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POINT
■
If the interval between clicks is too long, the
double-click will not be executed.
■
Parameters for the Quick Point can be adjusted from
the Mouse Properties dialog box located in the
Windows Control Panel.
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Dragging
Dragging means pressing and holding the top button,
while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to
the item you wish to move. Press and hold the top
button while moving the item to its new location
and then release it. (Figure 2-15)
CAUTION
To avoid potential scratching and damage, never
use anything but the included stylus or your finger
with the Touch Screen.
POINT
To purchase additional or replacement styluses,
visit Fujitsu’s accessories web site at:
http://www.fujitsupc.com.
Figure 2-15 Dragging
Quick Point Device Control Adjustment
The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize
your Quick Point with selections made from within the
Mouse Properties dialog box. There are three aspects of
Quick Point operation, which you can adjust:
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■
■
Buttons: This tab lets you set up the buttons for
right or left handed operation, in addition to
setting up the time interval allowed between
clicks in double-clicking.
Pointers: This tab lets you set up the scheme for
the cursor depending on its functionality.
Motion: This tab lets you set up a relation between
the speed of your finger motion and the speed of the
cursor. It also allows you to enable a Pointer Trail for
the cursor arrow.
TOUCH SCREEN
The integrated Touch Screen allows you to use either the
included stylus, or your fingertip, as a pointing device.
You can use the stylus to click, double-click, drag items
and icons, or to draw like a pen or pencil in applications
that support this behavior, such as drawing or painting
programs. See the documentation that came with your
application for details. (Figure 2-16)
Clicking
To left-click, touch the object you wish to select and then
lift the stylus tip immediately. You also have the option
to perform the left-click operation by tapping lightly
with your finger on the Touch Screen once. (Figure 2-17)
To right-click, go to Start --> Programs --> Fujitsu
Touch Panel. From that window, you can specify a right
button tool by using the Touch Panel Configuration
Control button prior to the desired right mouse click. It
can be used two ways: by holding down the key or by
pressing the key once.
Figure 2-17 Clicking the Touch Screen
Double-Clicking
To double-click, touch the item twice, and then immediately remove the stylus tip. You also have the option to
perform the double-click operation by tapping lightly
with your finger on the Touch Screen twice. (Figure 218)
Figure 2-18 Double-clicking the Touch Screen
POINT
If the interval between taps is too long, the
double-click will not be executed.
Figure 2-16 Using the Stylus with the Touch Screen
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POINT
Parameters for the Touch Screen can be adjusted from
the Mouse Properties dialog box located in the
Windows Control Panel.
Dragging
Dragging means touching the screen with the stylus,
moving and then lifting the stylus. To drag, tap the
Touch Screen twice with your stylus over the item you
wish to move, making sure to leave your finger on the
screen after the final tap. Next, move the item to its new
location by moving the stylus across the screen, and then
lifting the stylus to release it. Dragging can also be done
using your fingertip. (Figure 2-19)
2. Adjust the display of your notebook to a comfortable
angle and find the red (+) symbol in the upper-left
corner of the display.
3. Using the stylus, firmly touch the screen directly on
the (+) symbol, then pause for a moment. When you
lift the stylus tip, the (+) symbol will move to the
next location.
4. Repeat step 3 until you have selected a total of twelve
symbols. This is the minimum number of points
necessary to calibrate your touch screen.
5. Once you have selected the twelve symbols, press
[ENTER], then press [ENTER] again.
POINT
If you receive an error message at this point, you
selected fewer than twelve symbols. Click [OK] and
begin again at Step 2.
Figure 2-19 Dragging on the Touch Screen
Right-clicking
It is possible for you to perform right-click functions
with the stylus.
1. Click Start -> Programs -> Fujitsu Touch Panel
-> Touch Panel Configuration.
2. When the Right Button Tool screen appears, select
either "Hold [Ctl] key down and touch the screen"
or "Press [Ctl] key and touch the screen".
When you select "Hold [Ctl]...", the stylus will act as
a right mouse button when you hold down the
control key while touching the screen.
When you select "Press [Ctl]...", pressing the control
key before touching the screen will cause the stylus
to act as a right mouse button.
3. Click [Apply] to complete your selection.
Calibrating the Touch Screen
In order to ensure accurate tracking between the stylus
and cursor, you must run the Touch Screen Calibration
Utility before you use the Touch Screen for the first time,
or after you change the display resolution.
To run the calibration utility:
1. On the Start menu, point to Programs. Point to
Fujitsu Touch Panel/CTouch Screen Calibration
Utility. This will open the Calibration Utility.
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Volume Control
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has multiple volume
controls which interact with each other.
POINT
Any 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:
■
■
Volume can be set from within the Volume Control on
the Taskbar.
Volume can be controlled with the F8 and F9 functions keys. Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding [Fn]
will decrease the volume of your notebook. Pressing
[F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the
volume of your notebook.
POINT
There are seventeen levels through which the function
keys cycle.
■
■
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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(1) Application A Button
(2) Application B Button
(3) Internet Button
(4) E-Mail Button
Enter Button
Figure 2-20 LifeBook Security/Application Panel
LifeBook Security/
Application Panel
A unique feature of your LifeBook notebook is the Security/Application Panel that allows you to secure your
notebook from unauthorized use. The Security/Application Panel also allows you to launch applications with the
touch of a button when your system is on.
If the security system is activated, upon starting your
notebook or resuming from Standby mode the security
system requires you to enter a password code using the
buttons on the Security/Application Panel. After entering
a correct password, your notebook resumes system
operation. (Figure 2-20)
SETTING UP YOUR LIFEBOOK SECURITY
PANEL
When you receive your LifeBook notebook, the security
panel application is pre-installed without any passwords.
The following sections provide detailed information on
your security panel, how to set, change or remove passwords.
Numbered Buttons
Use these buttons to enter your password.(Figure 2-20)
Enter Button
After entering the button strokes, push this button to
enter the password into the LifeBook notebook.
(Figure 2-20)
PASSWORDS
The user and supervisor password may be set on this
notebook. A supervisor password is typically the same
for all LifeBook notebooks in a working group, office, or
company to allow for system management. Individual
LifeBook notebooks in a group environment should not
use a common password. A password consists of one to
five button strokes plus the enter button. A valid stroke
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consists of pushing one or up to four buttons simultaneously. The following are valid button strokes:
■
■
■
■
Pushing [4] by itself
Pushing [2] and [3] at the same time
Pushing [1], [2], and [4] at the same time
Pushing [1], [2], [3], and [4] at the same time
The following are valid passwords. The numbers
within braces ({ }) are button strokes using more
than one button.
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■
■
{[2]+[3]}, [1], [enter]
[4], [enter]
{[1]+[3]}, {[2]+[3]+[4]}, [1], [4], [2], [enter]
Setting Passwords
When shipped from the factory, no passwords are set.
You have a choice of having no password or setting a
supervisor and user password. You must set the supervisor password before the user password.
POINT
■
■
The purpose of supervisor password is to be able to
bypass the user password in case the user password
is forgotten. The supervisor password alone will not
lock the system.
You have to set both the supervisor and user passwords for the security panel to work.
Setting Supervisor Password
You must have set a supervisor password before setting
any user passwords. The supervisor password can bypass
the user password.
1. Go to the Start menu.
2. Click on Run.
3. Type in:
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\
Security Panel Application\
Supervisor\FJSECS.EXE,
then press [Enter]
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4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set the
Supervisor password.
Setting User Password
1 Go to the Start menu.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on Security Panel Application and
Set User Password.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set the
user password.
POINT
You may change or remove the supervisor or user
password by repeating the steps defined above.
OPERATING YOUR LIFEBOOK SECURITY/
APPLICATION PANEL
The security lock feature is in effect both when the system
resumes from Off or Standby state. You always need to
push the Suspend /Resume button to input the user password. Your system will not begin the boot sequence
without entering your supervisor/user password.
From Off State
1. Turn on your system.
2. When the Security Indicator flashes, enter the password and press Enter button.
For example, if the password is 22222,
Press Button Number 2 five times and press Enter
button.
The LifeBook notebook will boot to normal operation.
From Standby State
1. Press your Suspend/Resume button.
2. When the Security Indicator flashes, enter the password and press Enter button.
The notebook should resume normal operation.
Incorrect Password Entry
If an invalid supervisor or user password is entered three
times in succession, the system will “beep” for about one
minute. If a valid password is entered within a minute
(while system beeps), the beeping will stop and the notebook will resume normal operation. If no or an invalid
password is entered while the system beeps, the system
will return to its previous locked state (standby or off)
and the Security Indicator will go off. To reactivate the
notebook after a password failure, you must press the
Suspend/Resume button, then enter a correct password.
POINT
Remember the user password you specified on the
Security Panel Application. If you forget the password
you will not be able to use your computer. The supervisor password can override the user password.
PRECAUTIONS
Opening and Closing the Cover
Closing the cover automatically places the notebook
into Standby mode. Opening the cover does not automatically place the notebook into normal operation.
Instead, you must enter the proper security password
after pushing the Suspend/Resume button.
Low Battery Operations
If your LifeBook notebook has low battery, pushing the
suspend/resume button only turns on the Security Indicator. Your notebook does not unlock, the Security Indicator turns off after one minute. To resume normal
operation, first attach a power supply to the notebook.
Then you may unlock the notebook.
UNINSTALLING THE SECURITY
PANEL APPLICATION
You have two options when uninstalling the security
panel application:
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■
Uninstall the security panel application software.
This will disable all security feature.
Uninstall the security panel application with password
still active. This will not allow any changes to the
password.
Uninstalling the Security Panel
Application Software
Remove passwords when User wants no password
protection whatsoever and doesn’t want to give anybody
the utility to set a password on their computer. In this
case, if passwords (supervisor, user, or both) are set, the
passwords must first be cleared BEFORE removing the
application. To clear passwords, follow same procedure
in SETTING PASSWORD CODES except this time,
select REMOVE, enter current password then click Next.
When asked to confirm select Yes.
Removing Security Panel Application with
Passwords Still Active
Using this feature will not allow any changes to
the password.
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POINT
Removing the applications does not remove the
password. It simply removes the utility to change/add/
remove passwords. To change your password you must
reinstall the application.
User:
1. Go to Start Menu, Click on Control Panel.
2. Open Add/Remove Programs Properties in the
Control Panel.
3. Select the Security Panel Application in the list, and
click Add/Remove.
4. When the Confirm File Deletion box appears,
click Yes.
Supervisor:
1. Go to Start Menu, Click on Control Panel.
2. Open Add/Remove Programs Properties in the
Control Panel.
3. Select the Security Panel Application for
Supervisor in the list, and click Add/Remove.
4. When the Confirm File Deletion box appears,
click Yes.
Reinstalling the Security/Application Panel
To reinstall supervisor or user security application, you
will need your Drivers and Applications CD. The
Utilities\Security Application Panel folder contains two
separate folders: Supervisor and User. The setup files for
supervisor and user security applications are contained
in those folders.
1. Go to the Utilities\Security Application
Panel\Supervisor folder on the CD and double-click
the setups.exe file. The Installing Security Panel
Application window will appear. Follow the instructions on the screen.
2. Go to the Utilities\Security Application Panel\User
folder on the CD and double-click the setup.exe file.
The Installing Security Panel Application window
will appear. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Supervisor and user passwords can be set via Windows
software using the FJSECS.exe and FJSECU.exe files,
respectively. FJSECU.exe for the user password cannot
run without first setting a supervisor password. You
need to run FJSECS.exe first to set the supervisor password. Follow instructions under Setting Passwords on
page 20.
If you forget both passwords, please contact Fujitsu PC
Corporation Service and Support at 1-800-8FUJITSU
(1-800-838-5487). Fujitsu PC Corporation charges a
service fee for unlocking a password restricted LifeBook
notebook. When calling please have a valid credit card
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and provide proof of ownership. You will then be given
instructions on where to ship your notebook.
LAUNCHING APPLICATIONS WITH
THE SECURITY/APPLICATION PANEL
The security panel also enables you to launch applications
with the touch of a button when your system is on.
Pressing any of the buttons will launch a user-defined
application. Your notebook is pre-installed with software
utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook
Security /Application Panel. These utilities are found
under the Start menu, under Programs, then under LifeBook Application Panel. They include Application Panel
Setup, Application Panel Guide, Activate Panel and Deactivate Panel.
Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel
When you start Windows, the LifeBook Application
Panel is automatically activated. An icon resembling a
finger pressing a button will appear on the system tray
(the indented portion of the status bar where the clock is
displayed). When you see this icon you will know that
LifeBook Application Panel is active.
As an application launcher, the LifeBook Application
Panel is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To
set up the Panel to best suit your needs, we have
provided the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly
and easily helps you make the most of this valuable
feature.
To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with
Application Panel Setup:
1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on LifeBook Application Panel.
4. Click on Application Panel Setup.
The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There
are tabs that correspond to the application buttons on
the LifeBook Application Panel. When you receive your
notebook, these buttons are pre-configured to launch
specific programs, as referenced in Chapter 7 of this
document.
POINT
The tabs in Application Panel Setup may not be in the
same order as the buttons on your LifeBook notebook,
please select the tab you wish to change carefully.
To change an application associated with the Application buttons, click on the tab for the button you would
like to reconfigure – for example, Application A. Click
on Browse from Start Menu, scroll down the list of
applications, click on the application you wish to launch
with this button, and then click OK. The button will
now launch the new application.
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The Internet tab is different. It comes set to launch your
Windows default Internet browser (Internet Explorer),
unless you have changed this in Windows. In order to
reconfigure it to launch another program follow these
easy steps:
1. Click on Other from the Internet browser box.
2. Click on Browse from Start Menu.
3. Scroll down the list of applications, and then click
on the application you wish to launch with this
button.
4. Click OK.
The button will now launch the new application. If you
want to return to launching your Windows default
Internet browser with this button, you need only click
on “Default Internet Browser” from the Internet
browser box. Be aware that you will erase the settings for
the “other application”. If you wish to go back to
launching the “other application” from this button, you
will need to reconfigure it as described above.
Deactivating and Activating the LifeBook
Application Panel
To deactivate the LifeBook Application Panel, follow
these easy steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click on Start.
Click on Programs.
Click on LifeBook Application Panel.
Click on Deactivate Panel.
To reactivate, follow the same procedure, except for
step 4. Click on Activate Panel instead.
POINT
Every time you start Windows the LifeBook Application
Panel is activated, even if you deactivated it before you
shut down.
POINT
If your system has dedicated one of the application
launcher buttons to be an Internet launcher, the button
can still be configured to launch any application you
wish, not just an Internet browser.
When you have finished with Application Panel Setup
click OK, and the new settings will take effect. You can
reconfigure your LifeBook Application Panel as often as
you like.
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3
Getting Started
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Getting Started
DC Power Jack
DC Output Cable
AC Adapter
AC Cable
Figure 3-1 Connecting the AC Adapter
Power Sources
Your LifeBook notebook has three possible power
sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC adapter
or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.
CONNECTING THE POWER ADAPTERS
The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter
provides power for operating your notebook and
charging the batteries.
Connecting the AC Adapter
1. Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack
of your notebook.
2. Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.
(Figure 3-1)
Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter
1. Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack
on your notebook.
2. Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette
lighter of an automobile with the ignition key in
the On or Accessories position.
OR
3. Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power
jack on an airplane seat.
Switching from AC Adapter Power or the
Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power
1. Be sure that you have at least one charged
battery installed.
2. Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.
POINT
The Lithium ion battery is not charged upon purchase.
Initially, you will need to connect either the AC adapter
or the Auto/Airline adapter to use your notebook.
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Display Panel Latch
Figure 3-2 Opening the Display Panel
Display Panel
Your 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. This releases the
locking mechanism and raises the display slightly.
2. Lift the display backwards, being careful not to
touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable
viewing angle. (Figure 3-2)
Power Management Utility
(Windows 98 and WIndows 2000 models only)
Adjusting the brightness using the Power Management
Utility changes the setting permanently.
1. Double-click the BatteryAid icon in the lower right
corner of your display. This will open the BatteryAid
Properties dialog box.
2. Select the Fujitsu BatteryAid (2/2) tab and adjust
your LCD Backlighting to the desired level.
3. Click OK or Apply to permanently change
the settings.
You may need to readjust the brightness level periodically depending on your operating environment.
ADJUSTING DISPLAY PANEL BRIGHTNESS
Once you have turned on your notebook, you may want
to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more
comfortable viewing level. There are two ways to adjust
the brightness, keyboard and power management utility.
Keyboard
Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the
setting only temporarily.
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[Fn+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the
brightness of your display.
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[Fn+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the
brightness of the display.
POINT
If using AC power your brightness setting is set to its
highest level by default. If using battery power your
brightness settings is set to approximately mid-level by
default.
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POINT
The higher the brightness level, the more power the
LifeBook notebook will consume and the faster your
batteries will discharge. For maximum battery life, make
sure that the brightness is set as low as possible.
CLOSING THE DISPLAY PANEL
1. Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it
forward until it is flush with the body of your notebook.
2. Push down until you hear a click. This will
engage the locking mechanism and prevent
your display panel from opening unexpectedly.
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Starting Your
LifeBook Notebook
POWER ON
Power Switch
The power switch is used to turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state. Once you have connected your
AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion battery,
you can power on your notebook. (See figure 2-7 on
page 10 for location)
POINT
When you turn on your notebook be sure you have a
power source. This means that at least one battery is
installed and charged, or that the AC or Auto/Airline
adapter is connected and has power.
Facing the right-side panel of your notebook, move the
power switch to the right, this is the On position. The
power switch moved to the left is the Off position. When
you are done working you can either leave your notebook in Standby mode, See “Standby Mode” on
page 32., or you can turn it off. See “Power Off ” on
page 34.
CAUTION
Do not carry your notebook around with the power on
or subject it to shocks or vibration, as you risk damaging
your notebook.
BOOT SEQUENCE
The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed
the Bootup sequence and involves your LifeBook 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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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the
operating environment for your notebook. Your BIOS
is set at the factory for normal operating conditions,
therefore there is no need to set or change the BIOS’
environment to operate your notebook.
The BIOS Setup Utility configures:
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When you Power On your LifeBook 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 60. Depending on the nature of the problem, you
may be able to continue by starting the operating system
or by entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the
settings.
After satisfactory completion of the Power On Self Test
(POST), your notebook will load your operating system.
POINT
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 60.
You turn on the power to your notebook.
You restart your notebook from the Windows
Shut Down dialog box.
The software initiates a system restart. Example:
When you install a new application.
You reset the system by pressing the three keys
[CTRL+ALT+DEL].
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Device control feature parameters, such as changing
I/O addresses and boot devices.
System Data Security feature parameters, such
as passwords.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following:
1. Turn on or restart your notebook.
2. Press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears
on the screen. This will open the main menu
of the BIOS Setup Utility with the current
settings displayed.
3. Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key
to scroll through the other setup menus to review or
alter the current settings.
BIOS Guide
A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online.
Please visit our service and support Web site at
www.fujitsupc.com. Once there, select Support, then
seelct 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.
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POINT
If your data security settings require it, you may be
asked for a password before the BIOS main menu
will appear.
BOOTING THE SYSTEM
We strongly recommend that you not attach any external
devices 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 many users, in
many different countries, Windows needs to be configured the first time you use them. 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.
Windows License Agreement and Final Settings:
You have the opportunity to review the Windows
License Agreement.
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.
POINT
If you do not register at this time you can do it later
simply by double-clicking on the LifeBook Registration
icon on your desktop and following the instructions.
You will then go through the Fujitsu registration process.
Follow the instructions on the screens, and enter all of
the necessary information. Be as specific as possible so
that if you need help the service and support team will
be able to serve you better.
Final Settings
The first part of your final settings is the Windows End
User License Agreement. Read the agreement carefully.
When you finish reading you must accept or reject the
terms of the agreement and then click on the Next button.
POINT
You may click Cancel at any time within this process to
shut down Windows. You may restart this process at
any time in the future, but you must complete it in
order to use your computer.
POINT
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Getting Started
Read the instructions on the screens carefully and fill
in the information as directed. You will be asked for such
items as the language you wish to use, the country in
which you live, your first and last name, and about
how you dial out from where you will be using your LifeBook 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 LifeBook notebook to dial
out, Windows will make a free telephone call to test the
settings. If the call is unsuccessful, you will be returned
to the phone settings page where you may try to fix
them. If you are unable to fix the settings please contact
Fujitsu Service and Support. See “FPC Contact Information” on page 3. If you would simply like to move on, and
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If you reject the terms of the license agreement you
will be asked to review the license agreement for
information on returning Windows or to shut down
your LifeBook notebook.
You cannot use your LifeBook notebook until you
have accepted the License Agreement. If you stop
the process your notebook will return to the beginning of the Windows Welcome Process, even if you
shut your notebook down and start it up again.
ACTIVATING ADDITIONAL UTILITIES
The first time you boot up a WIndows 98 or Windows
2000 system, you will see an icon on the desktop called
Click Me! In Windows XP systems, the Click Me! icon is
in the Start menu.
When you click the Click Me! 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.
Although the icon remains on the screen, you need
invoke it only once.
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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 will also receive technical support access and useful product mailings.
How do I register?
With Windows, just follow the on-screen instructions
during the Welcome process. If you do not register
during the Welcome process you can double-click on the
LifeBook Registration icon on your desktop at any time
and follow the instructions.
POINT
Make sure you have connected a phone line to your
modem before you use E-Registration.
You may also complete the pre-printed registration form
and either:
Fax to 1-800-577-9989
Mail to:
Fujitsu PC Corporation
750 139th Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94578
Attn: Warranty Department
You may also register on our Web site:
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www.fujitsupc.com/support
You will need to be set up with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) to use this option.
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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 notebook may be
controlled from settings made in your operating system,
pre-bundled power management application, or from
settings made in BIOS setup utility.
Power Mode
Fully On Mode
Besides the options available for conserving battery
power, there are also some things that you can do to
prevent your notebook battery from running down as
quickly. For example, you can create an appropriate
power saving profile, put your notebook into Standby
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.
System Activity
Events causing system to enter mode state
System is running. CPU, system bus, and
all other interfaces operate at full speed.
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Standby Mode
(Suspend-to-RAM)
Resume system logic remains powered and
RAM remains powered to maintain active
data. All other devices are turned off.
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Hibernation Mode
(Suspend-to-Disk)
Windows saves desktop state (including
open files and documents) to hard disk.
CPU stops. All other devices are turned
off.
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Power Off
System is fully powered off except for logic
components required for Suspend/Resume
button and real-time clock operation.
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From Standby mode: System operation resumed
(Suspend/Resume button pressed, resume on
modem ring, resume on time).
From Hibernation mode: Suspend/Resume
button pressed.
From Off mode: Suspend/Resume button
pressed.
Standby timeout occurs.
Suspend request issued by software or by
pressing the Suspend/Resume button.
Low battery.
Suspend timeout occurs.
Clicking Start -> Shut Down -> Hibernate
(It may be necessary to Enable Hibernate
Support from Windows Power Options.)
Low battery condition
System shutdown.
Low battery condition
Table 1. System Power States
SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON
STANDBY MODE
When your LifeBook notebook is active, the Suspend/
Resume button can be used to manually put your LifeBook into Standby mode. Push the Suspend/Resume
button when your notebook is active, but not actively
accessing anything, and immediately release the button.
You will hear two short beeps and your system will enter
Standby mode. (See figure 2-5 on page 8 for location).
Standby mode in Windows saves the contents of your
notebook’s system memory during periods of inactivity
by maintaining power to critical parts. This mode will
turn off the CPU, the display, the hard drive, and all of
the other internal components except those necessary to
maintain system memory and allow for restarting. Your
notebook can be put in Standby mode by:
If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Suspend/
Resume button will return your notebook to active operation. You can tell whether or not your system is in
Standby mode by looking at the Power indicator. See
“Power Indicator” on page 12. If the indicator is visible
and not flashing, your notebook is fully operational. If
the indicator is both visible and flashing, your notebook
is in Standby mode. If the indicator is not visible at all,
the power is off or your notebook is in Hibernate mode
(See Hibernate Mode)
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Pressing the Suspend/Resume button when your
system is turned on.
Selecting Standby from the Windows Shut Down
menu.
Timing out from lack of activity.
Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery
Warning condition.
Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the
file(s) on which you are working, open application(s)
information, and any other data required to support the
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operation(s) in progress. When you resume operation
from Standby mode, your notebook will return to the
point where it left off. To resume operation, you must
use the Suspend/Resume button to resume operation,
and there must be an adequate power source available,
or your notebook will not resume.
POINT
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Disabling the Suspend/Resume button prevents it
from being used to put your notebook in Standby
or Hibernate mode. The resume function of the
button cannot be disabled.
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If your notebook is actively accessing information
when you enter the Standby or Hibernate mode,
changes to open files are not lost. The files are left
open and memory is kept active during Standby
mode or the memory is transferred to the internal
hard drive during Hibernate mode.
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When PC Cards or external devices are in use, Saveto-Disk mode cannot return to the exact state prior
to suspension, because all of the peripheral devices
will be re-initialized when the system restarts.
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The main advantage of using the Hibernate function
is that power is not required to maintain your data.
This is particularly important if you will be leaving
your notebook in a suspended state for a prolonged
period of time. The drawback of using Hibernate
mode is that it lengthens the power down and power
up sequences and resets peripheral devices.
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Hibernate mode requires allocating a significant
amount of hard drive capacity for saving all system
memory, which reduces your usable disk space. When
you purchase your notebook it will have space allocated for the memory installed. If you upgrade the
original system by adding a memory upgrade module
without changing the size of your Hibernate allocation you will get an error message when you try to
activate Hibernate mode and it will not work. Use the
PHDISK Utility to increase the size of the Hibernate
file, SAVE2DSK.BIN. You can download the Hibernate
File Allocation information from our Web site at
www.fujitsupc.com. If you need help, contact your
support representative for recommendations.
CAUTION
If you are running your LifeBook notebook on battery
power, be aware that the battery continues to discharge
while your notebook is in Standby mode, though not as
fast as when fully operational.
HIBERNATE MODE
The Hibernate mode saves the contents of your
notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part of
the Suspend/Resume mode. Your notebook is preconfigured to perform this function. The Hibernate
mode can also be configured through the system BIOS
to run in other ways depending on what you need to
accomplish. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29.
Using Hibernate Mode with Windows 98 Systems
The default method for using Hibernate Mode in
Windows 98 follows:
1.Press the [Fn] button together with the Suspend/
Resume button. This will open a Hibernate dialog box
and begin the process.
Customer-configured BIOS Methods
for using Hibernate Mode:
1. Enable Hibernate in the BIOS setup utility. (See
“Entering the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29). Click
on [Start], click Shut Down and then Standby.
OR
2. Enable Hibernate mode from within the Power
Management Properties window. Go to Start ->
Settings -> Control Panel, and double-click on the
Power Management icon. In the Power Management
Properties window, click on the Hibernate tab, and
ensure that the "Enable hibernate support" box is
checked, then click [OK].
POINT
The Standby or Hibernate modes should not be used
with certain PC Cards. Check your PC Card
documentation for more information.
Using Hibernate Mode with Windows 2000 and
Windows XP Systems
The Hibernate default setting is enabled for Windows
XP and disabled for Windows 2000.
To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow
these easy steps:
1. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then select
Control Panel --> Power Management.
2. Select Hibernation, and then select the box to
enable or disable this feature.
To use Hibernate mode with Windows 2000 and
Windows XP systems:
1. Click on the Start button, click Shut Down.
2. Select Hibernate option from the “What do you
want the computer to do” list.
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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 Suspend/Resume
button and can be enabled and disabled in Windows
Power Management and BIOS setup utility (APM only).
See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29.
there is a risk of data loss. To assure that your notebook
shuts down without error, use the Windows shut down
procedure.
CAUTION
Be sure to close all files, exit all applications, and shut
down your operating system prior to turning off the
power with the power switch. If files are open when
you turn the power off, you will lose any changes that
have not been saved, and may cause disk errors.
HARD DISK TIMEOUT
The Hard Disk Timeout is another one of the power
management parameters. This feature saves power by
turning off the hard drive if there is no hard drive
activity for the user selected timeout period. Any
attempt to access the hard drive will cause it to restart
automatically. This feature is independent of the
Suspend/Resume button and can be enabled and
disabled in Windows and BIOS setup utility (APM
only). See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29.
WINDOWS POWER MANAGEMENT
The Power Management icon located in the Windows
Control Panel allows you to configure some of the power
management settings. For example, you can use the
Power Management to set the timeout values for turning
off the display and hard disks whether you are running
the notebook on battery power or one of the adapters.
The settings may also be changed in the BIOS (APM
only). See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29.
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. Your notebook will shut down and then
reboot.
POINT
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.
POWER OFF
Before turning off the power by choosing Shut Down
from the Windows Start menu, check that the Hard
Drive, CD-ROM, PC Card and the Floppy Disk Drive
Access indicators are all Off. (See Figure 2-5 on page 8) If
you turn off the power while accessing a disk or PC Card
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Using the correct procedure to shut down from
Windows, allows your notebook to complete its operations and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid
errors. The proper sequence is:
1. Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
2. Select the Shut Down option from within the
Windows Shut Down dialog box.
3. Click OK.
4. Move the power switch to the off position.
If you are going to store your notebook for a month or
more see the Care and Maintenance section.
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User-Installable
Features
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Lithium ion Battery
Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that
provides power for operating your notebook when no
external power source is available. The battery is durable
and long lasting, but should not be exposed to extreme
temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or other hazards.
The Lithium ion battery operating time may become
shorter if it is used under the following conditions:
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When used at temperatures that exceeds a low of
40°F (5°C) or a high of 95°F (35°C). Extreme temperatures not only reduce charging efficiency, but can also
cause battery deterioration. The Charging icon
on the Status Indicator panel will flash when you try
to charge a battery that is outside its operating temperature range. See “Battery Charging Indicators” on
page 13.
When using a high current device such as a modem,
CD-ROM drive, or the hard drive, using the AC
adapter will conserve your battery life.
The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using
the AC adapter or Auto/Airline adapter. To recharge the
battery make sure the battery that needs to be charged
is installed in your notebook and connect the AC or
Auto/Airline adapter.
POINT
Make sure that the Battery Charging indicator and the
percentage charge is shown inside the Battery Level
icon on the Status Indicator Panel.
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery
therefore you do not need to discharge the battery
completely before recharging. The charge times will be
significantly longer if your notebook is in use while the
battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery
more quickly, put your notebook into Standby mode,
or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery.
See “Power Management” on page 32.
POINT
CAUTION
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Do not leave a faulty battery in your notebook. It
may damage your AC adapter, optional Auto/Airline
adapter, another battery or your notebook itself. It
may also prevent operation of your notebook by
draining all available current into the bad battery.
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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.
POINT
Actual battery life will vary based on screen brightness,
applications, features, power management settings,
battery condition and other customer preferences.
CD-ROM drive or hard drive usage may also have a
significant impact on battery life. The battery charging
capacity is reduced as the battery ages. If your battery is
running low quickly, you should replace it with a new
one.
Using heavy current devices such as Modem or
frequent CD-ROM and PCMCIA powered external
devices accesses may prevent charging completely.
Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, your LifeBook notebook will beep every 15 seconds and the Battery Level
indicator will flash. If you do not respond to the low
battery alarm, the batteries will continue to discharge
until they are too low to operate. When this happens
there will be a multiple beep alarm and the Battery Level
indicator will show a dead battery. Your LifeBook will
then go into Standby mode to try and protect your data
for as long as possible. There is no guarantee that your
data will not be lost once the notebook reaches this
point.
CAUTION
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You may not be able to hear the audio alarm if the
volume control is set too low or is turned off by either
the hardware or software. However, you will still be
able to see the Battery Level indicator flash. Once the
low battery alarm occurs you must save all your active
data and put your notebook into Standby mode until
you can provide a new power source. You should
provide a charged battery, an AC power adapter, or
Auto/Airline as soon as possible.
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When you are in Standby mode there must always be
at least one power source active. If you remove all
power sources while your notebook is in Standby
mode, any data that has not been saved to the hard
drive will be lost.
RECHARGING THE BATTERIES
If you want to know the condition of the primary
Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Level indicator
located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator
changes as the battery level changes.
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Dead Battery Suspend mode shows on the Status indicator just like the normal Standby mode. Once your
notebook goes into Dead Battery Suspend mode you
will be unable to resume operation until you provide
a source of power either from an adapter, or a charged
battery. Once you have provided power, you will need to
press the Suspend/Resume button to resume operation.
In the Dead Battery Suspend mode, your data can be
maintained for some time, but if a power source is not
provided promptly, the Power indicator will stop
flashing and go out, meaning that you have lost the data
that was not stored. Once you provide power, you can
continue to use your notebook while an adapter is
charging the battery.
3. Slide the Battery Bay Lock to the right, then slide the
battery release button in the same direction.
4. Slide the battery away from the battery bay and
remove it from the bay.
5. Position the new battery on the tray slides and carefully slide it fully into the tray. (Figure 4-2)
6. Slide the Battery Bay Lock to the left to lock the pack
into position.
7. Turn the power on.
Battery Slides
(both sides)
Shorted Batteries
The Status Indicator panel uses a symbol inside the
battery outline of the Battery Level indicator to display
the operating level available in that battery.
(See figure 2-10 on page 12) If this display shows a
Shorted Battery, it means that the battery is damaged
and must be replaced so it does not damage any other
parts of your notebook.
Figure 4-2 Installing the Battery
REPLACING THE BATTERY
Your LifeBook B Series notebook comes with two
battery packs: one installed and one spare. By keeping
the spare battery fully charged, you can immediately
swap with one that is not charged. There are two ways to
swap batteries: cold-swapping and warm-swapping.
Cold swapping means swapping batteries when the
system has been powered down; warm swapping is
performed when the system is in Standby mode.
Cold-swapping Batteries
To cold-swap batteries in your battery bay follow these
easy steps: (Figure 4-1)
1. Have a charged battery ready to install.
2. Shut down your notebook and disconnect
the AC adapter.
Battery Bay Lock/
Release Button
2
1
1 - Battery Lock
2 - Battery Release
Button
Warm-swapping Batteries
To warm-swap batteries in your battery bay follow these
easy steps: (Figure 4-1)
POINT
You have only a few minutes to perform a warmswapping before the internal bridge battery runs out of
power. Have the charged battery nearby when
performing a warm battery swap.
1. Close any open files and put your notebook into
Standby mode.
3. Slide the Battery Bay Lock to the right, then slide the
Battery Release Button in the same direction.
4. Slide the battery away from the battery bay and
remove it from the bay.
5. Position the new battery on the tray slides and carefully slide it fully into the tray. (Figure 4-2)
6. Slide the Battery Bay Lock to the left to lock the pack
into position.
7. Press the Suspend/Resume button to return your
notebook to normal operation.
POINT
Battery
Figure 4-1 Removing the Battery
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If the Lithium ion battery connector is not fully seated,
you may not be able to use your notebook or charge
your battery.
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Eject Button
Figure 4-3 Loading/Ejecting a 3.5” Floppy Disk
External Floppy
Disk Drive
2. Push the disk into the drive until the Eject button
pops out and you hear a click.
POINT
CONNECTING AN
EXTERNAL FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
Your LifeBook notebook has an external floppy disk
drive which can read and write information on removable 1.44MB and 720KB floppy disks.
Your USB floppy disk drive can be installed while your
system is in a suspended state (“warm” connection),
while the system is running (“hot” connection), or when
the system is off (“cold” connection).
When there is no disk in the drive, the Eject button is
flush with your LifeBook notebook.
EJECTING A DISK
To eject a disk from the disk drive, follow these easy
steps:
1. Check that the Floppy Disk Drive Access indicator
is inactive.
2. Press the Eject button. This will push your disk
partially out of the drive.
3. Remove the disk.
CAUTION
If you eject the disk while the Floppy Disk Drive Access
indicator is active, there is a risk of damaging the data
on the disk, the disk itself or even the disk drive.
Figure 4-4 USB floppy disk drive cable and computer connection
Attach the external USB floppy disk drive by inserting
the end of the cable connector into the USB port. See the
figure above.
See your computer’s User’s Guide to determine the location of the USB floppy disk drive port.
Your computer will automatically detect the floppy disk
drive and activate it within your system. The drive letters
associated with the floppy disk drive will be created and
listed under My Computer and Windows Explorer.
LOADING A DISK
To load a disk into your disk drive, follow these easy
steps:
PREPARING A DISK FOR USE
Before you can use a new disk, it needs to be prepared
so your notebook knows where to store information.
This preparation is called formatting or initializing a
disk. You will need to format new disks, unless they are
preformatted. (Please refer to your operating system
manual for step-by-step instructions on formatting a disk)
To prevent accidental erasure of the data stored on a
disk, slide the “write protect” tab until a small hole is
exposed. This sets the disk into a protected state where
nothing can be added or removed. If you want to add or
remove data on a protected disk, slide the “write
protect” tab to close the small hole. (Figure 4-5)
1. Orient the disk so that its label is facing upwards
and the shutter side is pointing towards the drive.
(Figure 4-3)
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Write Enabled
Write Protected
Figure 4-5 Floppy Disk Write Protect
CAUTION
Formatting a floppy disk that already contains data will
erase all of the information on the disk.
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User Installable Features
PC Card Slot
PC Card
Eject Button
Figure 4-5 Installing/Removing PC Cards
PC Cards
Your LifeBook notebook supports Type I, II, and Type
III PC Cards, which can perform a variety of functions.
Some available PC Cards:
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■
■
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Fax/data modem cards.
Local area network (LAN) cards.
IDE solid-state disk cards.
SCSI cards.
Other PC Cards that conform to PCMCIA 2.1 or
CardBus standards.
Optional SmartCard adapter
For further information, refer to the instructions
supplied with your PC Card.
CAUTION
Windows has a shutdown procedure for PC Cards that
must be followed before removing a card. (Review your
operating system manual for the correct procedure)
REMOVING PC CARDS
To remove a PC Card, follow these easy steps:
1. See your PC Card manual for specific instructions
on removing your card. Some PC Cards may require
your notebook to be in Standby Mode or Off while
removing them.
POINT
INSTALLING PC CARDS
PC Cards are installed in the PC Card slot. To install a
PC Card, follow these easy steps: (Figure 4-5)
WARNING
■
■
Installing or removing a PC Card during your notebook’s shutdown or bootup process may damage the
card and/or your notebook.
Do not insert a PC Card into a slot if there is water or
any other substance on the card as you may permanently damage the card, your notebook, or both.
1. See your PC Card manual for specific instructions
on the installation of your card. Some PC Cards
may require your notebook to be Off while
installing them.
2. Make sure there is no PC Card currently in the slot.
If there is, see Removing PC Cards.
3. Insert your PC Card into the slot, with the product
label facing up.
4. Push the card into the slot firmly until it is seated in
the opening.
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.
Once your LifeBook has been shut down, you must turn
Off the power using the power switch.
2. Push the Eject button until it pops out, and then
push it in to eject the card. This will allow you to
remove the card.
CAUTION
If the PC Card has an external connector and cable, do
not pull the cable when removing the card.
SMART CARD READER
An embedded Smart Card Reader is provided on your
LifeBook notebook. 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
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 identification and information.
In order to use the embedded Smart Card Reader, you
must purchase an optional Smart Card holder for installation into an available Type II PC Card slot.
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Memory Upgrade
Module
Your LifeBook notebook has been configured with
128MB or 256MB of high speed Synchronous Dynamic
RAM (SDRAM) factory installed. If your system is configured with 128MB of SDRAM, you canTo increase your
notebook’s memory capacity, you must replace the original memory module with a higher capacity module. The
memory upgrade must be a dual-in-line (DIMM) 100
MHz SDRAM module.
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 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 4-7)
CAUTION
Do not remove any screws from the memory upgrade
module compartment except those specifically shown in
the directions for installing and removing the memory
upgrade module.
INSTALLING A MEMORY UPGRADE
MODULE
1. Turn off power to your notebook using the power
switch, and remove any attached power adapter
(AC or auto/airline).
2. Make sure that all connector covers are closed.
3. Turn the notebook bottom side up, with the front
panel toward you.
4. Remove the screws of the memory upgrade module
compartment. (Figure 4-6)
5. Remove the cover.
Figure 4-7 Installing a Memory Upgrade Module
9. Replace the cover.
10. Replace the screws.
POINT
The memory upgrade module is not something you
routinely remove from your notebook. Once it is
installed, you should leave it in place unless you want
to change system memory capacity.
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 notebook. (Figure 4-8)
Figure 4-6 Opening the Memory Upgrade Compartment
WARNING
The memory upgrade module can be severely damaged
by electrostatic discharge (ESD). Be sure you are
properly grounded when handling and installing the
module.
6. Remove the memory upgrade module from the
static guarded sleeve.
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Figure 4-8 Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
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User Installable Features
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.
POINT
After installing your new memory module, you must
complete the Resetting the Hibernate Parameters
procedure in order for the Hibernate mode to operate
properly on your notebook. See “Hibernate Mode” on
page 33.
CHECKING THE COMPUTER RECOGNITION
OF NEW MEMORY CAPACITY
Once you have changed the system memory capacity, be
sure to check that your notebook has recognized the
change.
You can check the memory capacity by looking at the
main menu of the BIOS setup:
1. Turn on the power to your notebook using the
power switch.
2. Allow the system to start booting and press the [F2]
key once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. This
will open the main menu of the BIOS setup with the
current settings displayed. See “BIOS Setup Utility”
on page 29.
The System Memory and the Extended Memory
capacity, as detected by your notebook during the Power
On Self Test (POST), are displayed at the bottom of the
main menu screen.
POINT
If the total memory displayed is incorrect, check that
your memory upgrade module is properly installed. If
the module is properly installed and the capacity is still
not correctly recognized, see “Troubleshooting” on
page 51.
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PS/2 Mouse Port
LAN (RJ-45) Jack
(LAN model only)
Parallel Port
External Monitor Port
Serial Port
Legacy External Floppy Disk Drive Port
DC Power Jack
Figure 4-9 Port Replicator rear panel (LAN model shown)
Port Replicator
An optional Port Replicator is available from Fujitsu to
support your LifeBook notebook. The Port Replicator
extends the functionality of your notebook by providing
ports to connect PS/2 devices, a parallel device, a serial
device, and an external floppy disk drive. The Port
Replicator connects to the bottom of your notebook. See
“Device Ports” on page 46.
POINT
There are two optional Port Replicators available for this
LifeBook series. The correct model is determined by the
configuration of your system:
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Systems with Modem LAN option:
Port Replicator FPCPR22
■
Systems with Modem/Wireless LAN option:
Port Replicator FPCPR23.
REAR PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of the optional Port
Replicator’s rear panel components.
PS/2 Mouse Port
The PS/2 mouse port allows you to connect an external
PS/2 Mouse. (Figure 4-9)
Serial Port
The serial port allows you to connect serial (RS-232C)
devices. (This is also sometimes referred to as a COM
port.) (Figure 4-9)
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Parallel Port
The parallel port allows you to connect parallel devices.
(This is also sometimes referred to as an LPT port.)
(Figure 4-9)
External Monitor Port
The external monitor port allows you to connect an
external VGA or SVGA monitor. Note that if a Port
Replicator is attached, you must use the external
monitor port on the Port Replicator. (Figure 4-9)
External Floppy Disk Drive Port
The external floppy disk drive port allows you to attach
an optional external legacy floppy disk drive. Note that if
you are connecting the standard USB floppy disk drive,
you must use the USB port on the system. (Figure 4-9)
LAN (RJ-45) Jack (LAN model only)
The LAN jack allows you to connect a LAN to the Port
Replicator. Note that when the system is attached to the
Port Replicator, the LAN Jack on the Port Replicator
should be used, not the one on the system.
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter
to power your notebook and charge the internal Lithium
ion battery.
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Port Replicator
Release Latch
Docking Port
Figure 4-10 Port Replicator front panel (LAN model shown)
FRONT PANEL COMPONENTS
Following is a brief description of the optional Port
Replicator’s front panel components
Docking Port
The docking port connects the Port Replicator to your
LifeBook notebook. (Figure 4-10)
Port Replicator Release Latch
Pull the Port Replicator Release latch away from the Port
Replicator to remove the Port Replicator from your
notebook. (Figure 4-10)
Figure 4-12 Unlatching the Port Replicator
DETACHING THE PORT REPLICATOR
ATTACHING THE PORT REPLICATOR
To attach the Port Replicator follow these easy steps:
1. Power off your notebook.
2. Align the Port Replicator connector on the bottom
of your notebook with the connector on the
Port Replicator and push together at the two
corners. (Figure 4-11)
To detach the Port Replicator follow these easy steps:
1. Power off your notebook.
2. Pull the Port Replicator’s release latch away from the
Port Replicator to release it from your notebook.
(Figure 4-12)
3. Pull away the Port Replicator to detach it from
your notebook. (Figure 4-13)
Figure 4-13 Removing the Port Replicator
Figure 4-11 Attaching the Port Replicator
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Device Ports
Your LifeBook notebook and the optional Port Replicator come equipped with multiple ports to which you
can connect an external device including: disk drives,
keyboards, modems, printers, etc.
MODEM (RJ-11) JACK
The modem (RJ-11) jack is used for an internal modem.
To connect the telephone cable follow these easy steps:
(See figure 2-7 on page 10 for location)
1. Align the connector with the jack opening.
2. Push the connector into the jack until it is seated.
3. Plug the other end of the telephone cable into a
telephone outlet.
WARNING
The internal modem is not intended for use with Digital
PBX systems. Do not connect the internal modem to a
Digital PBX as it may cause serious damage to the
internal modem or your entire 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.
POINT
Note that the optional Port Replicator is designed to
cover the LAN jack located on the system. This design
ensures that the LAN jack on the Port Replicator is the
only one used when the Port Replicator is installed.
1. Align the connector with the jack opening.
2. Push the connector into the jack until it is seated.
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN outlet.
PARALLEL PORT
The parallel port, or LPT port, located on the optional
Port Replicator allows you to connect parallel devices,
such as a printer to your notebook. In order to connect a
parallel interface device follow these easy steps: (See
figure 4-9 on page 44 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
3. Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on
each end of the connector.
SERIAL PORT
POINT
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The internal modem is designed to the ITU V.90
standard. Its maximum speed of 53000bps is the
highest allowed by FCC, and its actual connection
rate depends on the line conditions. The maximum
speed is 33600bps at upload.
The internal modem on all LifeBook notebooks from
Fujitsu PC Corporation are certified for use in the
United States and Canada.
Depending upon the configuration of your system,
your LifeBook notebook may have either a LAN jack
or an IEEE 1394 jack.
INTERNAL LAN (RJ-45) JACK
(LAN MODEL ONLY)
The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for an internal
Fast Ethernet (10/100 Base-T/Tx) connection. If your
notebook has been configured with internal LAN
capability you will need to configure your notebook
to work with your particular network. (Please refer to
your network administrator for information on your
network configuration.) To connect the LAN cable
follow these easy steps: (See figure 2-7 on page 10 for location)
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The serial port, or COM port, located on the optional
Port Replicator allows you to connect serial devices, such
as printers or scanners. In order to connect a serial
interface device follow these easy steps:
(See figure 4-9 on page 44 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.
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PS/2 PORT
The PS/2 port located on the optional Port Replicator
allows you to connect an external keyboard, and/or
numeric keypad and mouse. In order to connect a PS/2
interface device follow these easy steps: (See figure 4-9 on
page 44 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
It is important to keep in mind that while carrying out
this form of communication, both devices must be
placed so their infrared ports are directly facing each
other without obstruction. The devices must also be
separated by at least 6" but no more than 36" for
maximum performance.
The following conditions may interfere with infrared
communications:
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POINT
■
A mouse, keyboard, or keypad may be installed and
automatically recognized by your notebook without
restarting or changing setups.
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The use of two PS/2 devices simultaneously from the
port requires a PS/2 splitter.
DOCKING PORT
The docking port is used for the connection of your
LifeBook notebook to an optional port replicator. In
order to connect your notebook to one of these devices
follow the instructions that came with your docking
port. (See figure 2-8 on page 11 for location)
EXTERNAL FLOPPY DISK DRIVE PORT
The external floppy disk drive port is used for attaching
an optional external legacy floppy disk drive. In order to
connect an external floppy disk drive to your notebook
follow the instructions that came with the drive. If you
are using the standard external USB drive, connect it to
a USB port. (See figure 4-9 on page 44 for location)
POINT
Although there is a USB port on the system that will
accommodate a floppy disk drive, and a standard floppy
disk drive connector on the optional Port Replicator,
only one drive should be connected at any time.
UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS PORTS
The Universal Serial Bus ports (USB) allow you to
connect USB devices such as external floppy disk drives,
game pads, pointing devices, keyboards and/or speakers.
In order to connect a USB device follow these easy steps:
(See figure 2-7 on page 10 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
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A television, radio remote control unit, or a wireless
headphone is being used nearby.
Direct sunlight, fluorescent light, or incandescent light
shines directly on the port.
CAUTION
■
Do not move either device while communication is
active as it may interrupt data transmission.
■
Be careful not to scratch the infrared port lens.
Scratches, dirt, or other surface marks can
degrade operation.
POINT
With Windows 98 Second Edition, you can use the
Infrared Recipient application for infrared file transfers.
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 notebook. In order to
connect a microphone follow these easy steps: (See
figure 2-7 on page 10 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
HEADPHONE JACK
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones
or powered external speakers to your notebook. Your
headphones or speakers must be equipped with a 1/8"
(3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. In order to connect headphones or speakers follow these easy steps: (See figure 27 on page 10 for location)
1. Align the connector with the port opening.
2. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
POINT
INFRARED PORT
The Infrared IrDA 1.1 (4Mbps) port allows for wireless
data transfer between your LifeBook notebook and
other IrDA-compatible devices, such as another
computer or a printer, without the use of a cable. (See
figure 2-7 on page 10 for location)
If you plug headphones into the headphone jack, the
built-in stereo speakers will be disabled.
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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 2-6 on page 9
for location)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the cover from the port opening, if present.
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on
each end of the connector.
POINT
When a Port Replicator is attached and an external
monitor is plugged in, 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 builtin display panel and an external monitor.
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Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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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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IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM
If you encounter a problem that you are having difficulty in solving, 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 notebook and to an active AC power source.
3. Make sure that any card installed in the PC Card slot
is seated properly. You can also remove the card
from the slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause
of failure.
4. Make sure that any devices connected to the external
connectors are plugged in properly. You can also
disconnect such devices, thus eliminating them as
possible causes of failure.
5. Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at
least 10 seconds before you turn it on.
6. Go through the boot sequence.
7. If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the
Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more
detailed troubleshooting information.
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Product name
Product configuration number
Product serial number
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Hardware configuration
Type of device connected, if any
See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your
LifeBook notebook for configuration and serial
numbers. (See figure 2-8 on page 11 for location)
SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
Using the Troubleshooting Table
When you have problems with your notebook, try to
find the symptoms under the Problem column of the
troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty.
You will find a description of common causes for that
symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if
anything, you can do to correct the condition under
Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may
not apply to your notebook.
POINT
■
If you keep notes about what you have tried, your
support representative may be able to help you
more quickly by giving additional suggestions
over the phone.
■
Do not return a failed LifeBook notebook to your supplier until you have talked to a support representative.
8. If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your
support representative:
Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu
Fax: 1-901-259-5700
E-mail: 8fujitsu@fujitsupc.com
Web site: http://www.fujitsupc.com.
Before you place the call, you should have the following
information ready so that the customer support representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
Problem
Page
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 52
Docking Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 52
Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 52
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 53
Keyboard or Mouse Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 53
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 54
Problem
Problem
Page
Modem Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 54
Parallel, Serial and USB Device Problems . . . . . page 54
PC Card Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 54
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 55
Shutdown and Startup Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . page 56
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 57
Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 59
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 29.
Software driver is not configured correctly.
Refer to your application and operating system
documentation for help.
Sound could have been muted
with function keys.
Press [F3] while holding the [Fn] key to toggle the
sound on and off.
Port Replicator AC adapter is
not plugged in.
Provide power to the Port Replicator.
Notebook is not properly
seated in the Port Replicator.
Remove and re-dock your notebook.
You tried to write to a write
protected floppy disk.
Eject the floppy disk and set it to write enable.
See “Preparing a Disk for Use” on page 39.
Floppy disk is not
loaded correctly.
Eject floppy disk, check orientation and re-insert.
See “Ejecting a Disk” on page 39.
BIOS setup utility states
Revise the setup utility Main menu settings to
enable Diskette Controller. See “BIOS Setup Utility”
on page 29.
Port Replicator Problems
LifeBook notebook does
not turn on when installed
in optional Port Replicator
Floppy Disk Drive Problems
You cannot access your
floppy disk.
Diskette Controller:
Disabled.
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The floppy disk drive may not
be properly installed.
Remove and re-install your floppy disk drive.
Security is set to protect access
to floppy disk data.
Verify your password and security settings.
The USB floppy disk drive is
not selected in the BIOS.
Verify that the USB Support is enabled in the BIOS
Advanced menu. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on
page 29.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Hard Drive Problems
You cannot access your
hard drive.
The setup utility is incorrectly
set for your internal (Primary
Master) or optional second
hard drive (Primary Slave).
Revise BIOS settings to set both Primary Master
and Primary Slave correctly. See “BIOS Setup
Utility” on page 29.
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.
Keyboard or Mouse Problems
The built-in keyboard does
not seem to work.
You have installed an
external keyboard or
mouse, and it does not
seem to work.
You have connected an
external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be
locking up the system.
The notebook has gone into
Standby mode.
Push the Suspend/Resume button.
Your application has locked
out your keyboard.
Try to use your integrated pointing device to restart
your system. If this fails, turn your notebook off
using the power switch, wait 10 seconds or more,
and then turn it back on.
Your external device is not
properly installed.
Re-install your device. See “Device Ports” on page 46.
Your operating system
software is not setup with
the correct software driver
for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your mouse or keyboard is
connected to the wrong PS/2
port on the LAN dock.
Plug the mouse into the PS/2 Mouse port and
the external keyboard or numeric key pad into the
PS/2 Keyboard port. See “PS/2 Port” on page 47.
The external mouse is disabled
in the BIOS.
Revise the setup utility Advanced menu settings to
disable the Internal Pointing Device, thus enabling
the external pointing device. See “BIOS Setup
Utility” on page 29.
Your operating system
software is not setup with
the correct software driver
for that device.
Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your system has crashed.
Try to restart your notebook. If that fails, turn off
the power using the power switch, wait at least 10
seconds, and then power on.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Your memory upgrade module
is not properly installed.
Turn off your notebook. Remove and re-install your
memory upgrade module. See “Memory Upgrade
Module” on page 42.
You have a memory failure.
Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages.
See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 60.
Messages about modem
operation are generated by
whichever modem application
is in use.
See your application software documentation for
additional information.
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.
Parallel, Serial, and USB Device Problems
You have installed a parallel
port device, a serial port
device or a USB device.
Your LifeBook notebook
does not recognize the
device, or the device does
not seem to work properly.
The device is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install the device. See “Device Ports”
on page 46.
The device may have been
installed while an application
was running, so your notebook
is not aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not
have the correct software
driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the
correct driver.
You may have the wrong
I/O address selected for
your device.
See your device documentation and software documentation to determine the required I/O address.
Change the settings in the BIOS setup utility. See
“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29.
Your device and another
device are assigned the same
I/O address.
Check all I/O addresses located within the BIOS
setup utility and any other installed hardware or
software to make sure there are no duplications.
Parallel port is set to
output only.
Check parallel port setting in the BIOS and set to
bi-directional or ECP.
The card is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install the card. See “PC Cards” on
page 41.
The card may have been
installed while an application
was running, so your notebook
is not aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not have
the correct software driver
active.
See your software documentation and activate the
correct driver.
You may have the wrong I/O
address selected for your PC
Card device.
See your PC Card documentation to determine
the required I/O address. Change the settings in
the BIOS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29.
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
Possible Solutions
A card inserted in the PC
Card slot does not work or
is locking up the system.
Your PC Card device and
another device are assigned the
same I/O address.
Check all I/O addresses located within the BIOS
setup utility and any other installed hardware or
software to make sure there are no duplications.
The installed primary battery
is completely discharged, there
is no optional second battery
installed or there is no power
adapter (AC or Auto/Airline)
installed.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the
presence and condition of the battery. See “Status
Indicator Panel” on page 12. Install a charged
battery or a Power adapter.
The primary battery is
installed but is faulty.
Use the Status Indicator Panel to verify the presence
and condition of the battery. See “Status Indicator
Panel” on page 12. If a battery is indicating a short,
remove that battery and operate from another
power source or replace that battery.
The battery is low.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the
presence and condition of the battery. See “Status
Indicator Panel” on page 12. Use a Power adapter to
operate until a battery is charged or install a charged
battery.
The AC or auto/airline adapter
is not plugged in properly.
Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. See
“Power Sources” on page 27.
The Power adapter (AC or
auto/airline) has no power
from the AC outlet, airplane
seat jack, or the car’s cigarette
lighter.
Move the AC cord to a different outlet, check for a
line switch or tripped circuit breaker for the AC
outlet. If you are using an auto/airline adapter in a
car make sure the ignition switch is in the On or
Accessories position.
The Power adapter (AC or
auto/airline) is faulty.
Try a different Power adapter or install a charged
optional second battery.
Power switch is not in the
On position.
Slide the power switch firmly to the Off position,
pause 10 seconds or more and then firmly to the
On position.
The power management
parameters are set for auto
timeouts which are too short
for your operating needs.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the
mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the
Suspend/Resume button. Check your power
management settings, or close your applications
and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup
utility to adjust the timeout values to better suit
your operation needs.
You are operating on battery
power only and have ignored a
low battery alarm until the
battery is at the dead battery
state and your machine has
gone into Dead Battery
Suspend mode.
Install a power adapter and then push the Suspend/
Resume button. See “Power Sources” on page 27.
(continued)
Power Failures
You turn on your LifeBook
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
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Problem
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
(continued)
Your LifeBook notebook
will not work on battery
alone.
The battery seems to
discharge too quickly.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You have a battery failure.
Verify the condition of the battery using the
Status Indicator panel, and replace or remove
any battery that is shorted. See “Status Indicator
Panel” on page 12.
Your power adapter has failed
or lost its power source.
Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet
has power.
The installed battery is dead.
Replace the battery with a charged one or install
a Power adapter.
No battery is installed.
Install a charged battery.
The battery is improperly
installed.
Verify that the battery is properly connected
by re-installing them.
Your installed battery is faulty.
Verify the condition of the battery using the
Status Indicator panel and replace or remove
any battery that is shorted. See “Status Indicator
Panel” on page 12.
You are running an application
that uses a great deal of power
due to frequent hard drive
access or CD-ROM access, use
of a modem card or a LAN PC
card.
Use both the primary battery and an optional
second battery and/or use a power adapter for this
application when at all possible.
The power savings features
may be disabled.
Check the power management and/or setup utility
settings in the Power Savings menu and adjust
according to your operating needs.
The brightness is turned all
the way up.
Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher
the brightness the more power your display uses.
The battery is very old.
Replace the battery.
The battery has been exposed
to high temperatures.
Replace the battery.
The battery is too hot or too
cold.
Restore the notebook to normal operating temperature. The Charging icon on the Status Indicator
panel will flash when the battery is outside its
operating range.
Shutdown and Startup Problems
The Suspend/Resume
button does not work.
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The Suspend/Resume button
is disabled from the Advanced
submenu of the Power menu
of the setup utility.
Enable the button from the setup utility.
You did not hold the button
in long enough.
Hold the button longer. This may need to be a few
seconds if your application is preventing the CPU
from checking for button pushes.
There may be a conflict with
the application software.
Close all applications and try the button again.
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Problem
The system powers up, and
displays power on information, but fails to load the
operating system.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
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 29.
You have a secured system
requiring a password to load
your operating system.
Make sure you have the right password. Enter the
setup utility and verify the Security settings and
modify them as accordingly. See “BIOS Setup
Utility” on page 29.
An error message is
displayed on the screen
during the LifeBook notebook boot sequence.
Power On Self Test (POST) has
detected a problem.
See the Power On Self Test (POST) messages to
determine the meaning and severity of the problem.
Not all messages are errors; some are simply status
indicators. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on
page 60.
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.
Your notebook appears to
change setup parameters
when you start it.
BIOS setup changes were not
saved when you made them
and exited the BIOS setup
utility returning it to
previous settings.
Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when
exiting the BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS CMOS back-up
battery has failed.
Contact your support representative for repairs.
This is not a user serviceable part but has a normal
life of 3 to 5 years.
Something is pushing on the
Closed Cover switch.
Clear the Closed Cover switch. (See figure 2-5 on
page 8 for location)
The optional Port Replicator is
attached, an external monitor
is plugged in, and the notebook is set for an external
monitor only.
Pressing [F10] while holding down the [Fn] key
allows you to change your selection of where to
send your display video. Each time you press the
combination of keys you will step to the next
choice. The choices, in order are: built-in display
only, external monitor only, both built-in display
and external monitor.
The angle of the display and
the brightness settings are not
adequate for your lighting
conditions.
Move the display and the brightness control until
you have adequate visibility.
The power management
timeouts may be set for very
short intervals and you failed
to notice the display come on
and go off again.
Press any button the keyboard, or move the mouse
to restore operation. If that fails, push the Suspend/
Resume button. (The display may be shut off by
Standy mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
Video Problems
The built-in display is
blank when you turn on
your notebook.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The 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.
The display goes blank by
itself after you have been
using it.
The notebook has gone into
Video Timeout, Standby
Mode, or Hibernate Mode
because you have not used it
for a period of time.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the
mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the
Suspend/Resume button. Check your power
management settings, or close your applications
and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup
utility to adjust the timeout values to better suit
your operation needs. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on
page 29.
Something is pushing on the
Closed Cover switch.
Check the Closed Cover switch. (See figure 2-5 on
page 8 for location)
The power management timeouts may be set for very short
intervals and you failed to
notice the display come on
and go off again.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse
to restore operation. If that fails, push the Suspend/
Resume button. (The display may be shut off by
Standby Mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
The Built-in Display does
not close.
A foreign object, such as a
paper clip, is stuck between the
display and the keyboard.
Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.
The Built-in Display has
bright or dark spots.
If the spots are very tiny and
few in number, this is normal
for a large LCD display.
This is normal; do nothing.
If the spots are numerous or
large enough to interfere with
your operation needs.
Display is faulty; contact your support representative.
The application display
uses only a portion of your
screen and is surrounded
by a dark frame.
You are running an application
that does not support 800 x
600/1024 x 768 pixel resolution
display and display compression is enabled.
Display compression gives a clearer but smaller
display for applications that do not support 800 x
600/1024 x 768 pixel resolution. You can fill the
screen but have less resolution by changing your
display compression setting, (See the Video Features
submenu, located within the Advanced menu of the
BIOS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 29.
The Display is dark when
on battery power.
The BatteryAid default is set
on low brightness to
conserve power.
Press [Fn] + [F7] to increase brightness or doubleclick on BatteryAid battery gauge and adjust Power
Control under battery settings.
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Problem
You have connected an
external monitor and it
does not display any
information.
You have connected an
external monitor and it
does not come on.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Your BIOS setup is not set to
enable your external monitor.
Try toggling the video destination by pressing [Fn]
and [F10] together, or check your BIOS setup and
enable your external monitor. (See the Video
Features submenu, located within the Advanced
Menu of the BIOS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on
page 29.
Your external monitor is not
properly installed.
Reinstall your device. See “External Monitor Port” on
page 48.
Your operating system software is not setup with the
correct software driver for
that device.
Check your device and operating system
documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your external monitor
is not compatible with
your notebook.
See your monitor documentation and the
External Monitor Support portions of the
Specifications section. See “Specifications” on
page 73.
Application software often
has its own set of error
message displays.
See your application manual and help displays
screens for more information. Not all messages are
errors some may simply be status.
Miscellaneous Problems
An error message is
displayed on the screen
during the operation of
an application.
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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 *. 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 29. and that the diskette
drive is installed correctly. If the disk drive is properly
defined and installed, avoid using it and contact your
support representative.
*Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed memory upgrade module,
verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, you may want to check your Windows
Setup to be sure it is not using unavailable memory
until you can contact your support representative.
nnnn Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes
successfully tested.
*Failing Bits: nnnn The hex number nnnn
This is a map of the bits at the memory address (in
System, Extended, or Shadow memory) which failed the
memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed
bit. This is a serious fault that may cause you to lose data
if you continue. Contact your support representative.
*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.
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*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in
your setup utility does not agree with the type detected
by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to
correct the inconsistency.
*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup.
This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in
your setup utility does not agree with the type detected
by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to
correct the inconsistency.
*Invalid NVRAM media type
Problem with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that
you see this message you may have some display problems. You can continue operating but should contact
your support representative for more information.
*Keyboard controller error
The keyboard controller test failed. You may have to
replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may
be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact
your support representative.
*Keyboard error
Keyboard not working. You may have to replace your
keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able to
use an external keyboard until then. Contact your
support representative.
*Keyboard error nn
BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code
for the stuck key. You may have to replace your keyboard
but may be able to use an external keyboard until then.
Contact your support representative.
*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup. This
error probably means your BIOS is corrupted, run the
setup utility and set all settings to the default conditions.
If you still get this error, contact your support representative.
*Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or
drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both the fixed
disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the
boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you have changed
your installation greatly, the operating system should be
on drive C:. If the setup utility is correctly set, your hard
drive may be corrupted and your system may have to be
re-installed from your back up media.
*Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to
locate the address and display it on the screen. If it
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cannot locate the address, it displays????. This is a
potentially data destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to
locate the address and display it on the screen. If it
cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a
potentially data destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block
at which the error was detected. This means that there is
a fault in your built-in memory. If you continue to
operate, you risk corrupting your data. Contact your
support representative for repairs.
nnnn System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system memory in
kilobytes successfully tested.
*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 Switch
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.
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.
nnnn Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes
successfully tested.
Examples of result codes are:
*System battery is dead – Replace and run SETUP
The BIOS CMOS RAM memory hold up battery is dead.
This is part of your BIOS and is a board mounted
battery which requires a support representative to
change. You can continue operating but you will have to
use setup utility default values or reconfigure your setup
utility every time you turn off your notebook. This
battery has an expected life of 2 to 3 years.
■
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
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.
*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.
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Restoring Your
Pre-installed Software
Your system has been loaded with a valuable utility that
allows you to restore your LifeBook notebook’s disk
drive contents as they were originally shipped from the
factory. Most often this is necessary if files or software
programs (only those files/programs that came preinstalled) become corrupt or accidentally erased.
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 shipped from Fujitsu.
NOTE: Systems with the Windows 98 operating system
installed have the DISE directory structure in place, but
without the disk image or the DISE software installed.
(See Installing and Using DISE With Windows 98 Systems
on page 63 for more information)
Although it is not necessary, you can use DISE to store
additional image files that you create. For example, if
you install several applications and save data files on
your hard disk, you can create a new image file 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.
Fujitsu recommends that you create a Drive Image SE
floppy boot diskette as a “rescue disk.” If your computer
fails, you can boot and run DISE from the rescue disk.
POINT
Using the DISE feature will reduce the amount of usable
disk space on your hard disk drive.
USING DISE WITH WINDOWS 2000/XP
Creating a Drive Image SE Diskette
You can use a DISE disk to boot your machine and run
DISE if your machine is unbootable or if you do not
have access to Windows.
Insert a formatted floppy disk in your machine.
From the Drive Image Special Edition main window,
click Options > Create Drive Image SE Diskette.
Running DISE from Diskettes
1. Insert the Drive Image SE Disk 1 in the floppy drive.
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2. Reboot your computer.
3. Insert Disk 2, type DISE, then press <Enter>.
Creating a Backup Image
You can create a 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.
1. At the Drive Image Special Edition main screen,
click Options> Create New Backup.
There is also a button on the main DISE screen that
performs the same function.
2. You will be prompted to type a password. Type a
password (or leave the password fields blank), then
click OK. DISE displays a warning that it must go to
DOS to create the image.
3. 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.
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 hang.
2. From the DISE main window, click Options >
Restore Factory Backup to restore the factory image.
DISE exits to DOS and restores the image file.
Drivers and Applications Restore CD
The Drivers and Application CD can be used to selectively re-install drivers and/or applications that may have
been un-installed or corrupted. Please refer to installation instructions located in the Drivers and Applications
Restore CD.
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POINT
Look for and open files with the extensions .WRI,
.DOC, .PDF and/or .TXT.
INSTALLING AND USING DISE WITH
WINDOWS 98 SYSTEMS
Systems with Windows 98 installed have the DISE directory structure in place, but without the disk image or the
DISE software installed.
When DISE is completely installed, the DISE backup
partition requires approximately 1.8GB of hard disk
space in Windows 98 systems. This number reflects the
size of the original Fujitsu Factory Image; if additional
applications are added by the reseller, the amount of
space required will be proportionately greater.
Factory Backup Image: This is the image that is originally delivered from the factory or the reseller.
User Backup Image: This is the modified Factory Image
containing any applications or changes that have been
added by the user.
This document outlines the procedure for creating the
Factory Backup Image on the hard drive using the DISE
utility. (The User Backup Image is designed for the enduser, and can be invoked from the desktop using the
DISE icon.)
POINT
If a DISE backup partition is not created for Master and/
or User backups, the Factory Backup Image may not be
recoverable.
Creating the Backup Partition
and Installing DISE on Windows 98
In order to provide a dedicated area on the hard disk to
store the image, you must first partition the disk.
1. Go to the C:\FPC\INSTALL\POWERQUEST directory and double-click on SETUP.EXE. The Welcome
screen appears.
2. Click Next.
3. Depending upon whether you are creating a Factory
Backup Image, a User Backup Image, or both, check
the applicable box(es). Be aware that the numbers
displayed represent Megabytes of disk space that will
be reserved to store the image. The following list
indicates the approximate size of the partition
required for Windows 98 systems:
One image - 1024MB
Two images - 1.8GB
4. Click [Next]. If the information displayed is correct,
click Finish to create the partition. The system will
automatically reboot and complete the operation.
5. When the message “The operation completed
successfully” appears, click [OK]. The system will
reboot.
Creating a Factory Backup Image
To create a Factory Backup Image, first partition the
disk, as outlined above. After the disk is partitioned,
proceed with the following steps.
POINT
The following step may require a bootable DOS
diskette.
1. Boot the system up into DOS.
2. From the DISE directory, type and enter the
following command (Note the spaces after “DISE”,
“.TXT”, and “.PQI”):
DISE /CMD=CREATE.TXT /IMG=FACTORY.PQI /SEC
3. After the Factory Backup Image is created, an
“Operation completed successfully” message
appears. Click [OK]. The system will reboot automatically.
Creating Drive Image SE Diskettes
It is recommended that you create DISE diskettes for the
system. You can use a DISE disk to boot the machine and
run DISE in the event the machine is unbootable or if
you do not have access to Windows.
1. Insert a formatted floppy disk in the drive.
2. From the Drive Image Special Edition main window,
click Options > Create Drive Image SE Diskette.
Follow the instructions displayed.
3. After diskettes have been created, label them Disk 1
and Disk 2.
Running Drive Image SE from Diskettes
1. Insert Drive Image SE Disk 1 in the drive.
2. Reboot the computer.
3. Insert Disk 2, type DISE, then press <Enter>.
Additional information about DISE is contained in the
following location on the hard drive:
C:\DISE\dise_end.pdf. There is also a shortcut icon on
the desktop to access the DISE readme file.
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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.
Storing your LifeBook notebook
■
If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn
the notebook off, fully charge the battery, then remove
and store all Lithium ion batteries.
■
Store your 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 the notebook.
■
Store your notebook in a cool, dry location.
Temperatures should remain between -25ºC (13ºF)
and 60ºC (140ºF).
WARNING
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.
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
Caring for your LifeBook notebook
■ Your LifeBook notebook is a durable but sensitive
electronic device. Treat it with care.
■
Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable
carrying case.
■
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself.
Always follow installation instructions closely.
■
Keep it away from food and beverages.
■
If you accidentally spill liquid on your notebook:
1. Turn it off.
2. Position it so that the liquid can run out.
3. Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.
4. If your notebook will not boot after it has dried
out, call your support representative.
Do not use your notebook in a wet environment (near
a bathtub, swimming pool).
■
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook
■ Do not transport your notebook while it is turned on.
■
Do not check your 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 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
■
Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are
approved for your notebook.
■
Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other
environmental hazards.
■
Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for
long periods of time as temperatures above
140° F (60° C) may damage your notebook.
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
■
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.
United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia,
Singapore, parts of Africa
■
If you are carrying your notebook in a briefcase, or
any other carrying case, make sure that there are no
objects in the case pressing on the lid.
China, Australia, New Zealand
■
Do not drop your 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.)
■
Clean your notebook with a damp, lint-free cloth. Do
not use abrasives or solvents.
■
Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen.
Never use glass cleaners.
KEYBOARD
Caring for your Keyboard
The keyboard of your computer is a very sensitive
instrument. It is made up of many switches that are
activated when you press on the keys. The keyboard is a
major component of the heat dissipation system in a
notebook. Due to heat and size considerations the
keyboard is not sealed. Because the keys are so close
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together, it is not easy for the user to see when liquids
have fallen onto the circuitry below the keys.
Attempting to clean the keyboard with a spray on
cleaner or rag soaked with cleaner the liquid can drip
onto the circuitry sight unseen. Once the liquid seeps
between the layers of circuitry, it can cause corrosion or
other damage to the circuits. This can result in keys
which no longer operate, or which, when pressed, record
the wrong characters and other similar failures.
There is no repair for this problem other than replacement. The solution is to become aware of the issue and
take appropriate steps to protect your keyboard.
Cleaning should be done with a rag dampened (but not
soaking) with cleaning solution. Use extreme care to
prevent liquid from dripping between the keys. Spraying
directly on the keys should be avoided. The spray should
be applied first to the cloth, and then the cloth wiped
over the keys.
BATTERIES
FLOPPY DISKS AND DRIVES
Caring for your Floppy Disks
■
Avoid using the floppy disks in damp and
dusty locations.
■
Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or
magnetic field.
■
Do not use a pencil or an eraser on a disk or
disk label.
■
Avoid storing the floppy disks in extremely hot or cold
locations, or in locations subject to severe temperature
changes. Store at temperatures between 50º F (10ºC)
and 125ºF (52ºC).
■
Do not touch the exposed part of the disk
behind the metal shutter.
Caring for your Floppy Disk Drive
■
To clean, wipe the floppy disk drive clean with a dry
soft cloth, or with a soft cloth dampened with water or
a solution of neutral detergent. Never use benzene,
paint thinner or other volatile material.
■
Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in extremely hot or
cold locations, or in locations subject to severe temperature changes. Store at temperatures between
50º F (10ºC) and 125ºF (52ºC).
■
Keep the floppy disk drive out of direct sunlight and
away from heating equipment.
■
Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in locations subject
to shock and vibration.
■
Never use the floppy disk drive with any liquid, metal,
or other foreign matter inside the floppy disk
drive or disk.
■
Never disassemble or dismantle your floppy disk drive.
Caring for your Batteries
■
Always handle batteries carefully.
■
Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do
not touch both terminals with a metal object). Do not
carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they
may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects.
Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.
■
Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.
■
Recharge batteries only as described in this manual
and only in ventilated areas.
■
■
Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a
day or two. Intense heat can shorten battery life.
CDs
Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6
months without recharging it.
Caring for your CDs
CDs are precision devices and will function reliably if
given reasonable care.
Increasing Battery Life
■
Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.
■
Set the power management for maximum battery life.
■
Put your notebook in Standby mode when it is turned
on and you are not actually using it.
■
Limit your CD-ROM access.
■
Disable the Windows CD auto insert function.
■
Always use fully charged batteries.
■
Eject PCMCIA cards when not in use.
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■
Always store your CDs in its case when it is not in use.
■
Always handle CDs by the edges and avoid touching
the surface.
■
Avoid storing any CDs in extreme temperatures.
■
Do not bend CDs or set heavy objects on them.
■
Do not spill liquids on CDs.
■
Do not scratch CDs.
■
Do not put a label on CDs.
■
Do not get dust on CDs.
■
Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen
or pencil. Always use a felt pen.
■
If a 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
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cloth and let it dry at room temperature. DO NOT use
a hair dryer or heater to dry CDs.
■
If a CD is dirty, use only a CD cleaner or wipe it with a
clean, soft, lint free cloth starting from the inner edge
and wiping to the outer edge.
Caring for your CD-ROM Drive
Your CD-ROM drive is durable but you
must treat it with care. Please pay attention to the
following points:
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
The drive rotates the compact disk at a very high
speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock
or vibration with the power on.
Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be
exposed to extreme temperatures.
Avoid using or storing the drive where it is damp or
dusty.
Use of a commercially-available lens cleaner kit is
recommended to maintain the drive lens.
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 CD-ROM drive.
PC CARDS
Caring for your PC Card Slots
PC Cards are durable, but you must treat them with
care. The documentation supplied with your PC Cards
provides specific information for caring for the cards.
When you don’t have a PC Card installed in your
system, you should be sure to install the PC Card slot
inserts that came with your system. These will help to
keep dust and dirt out of your system.
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Specifications
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Specifications
CONFIGURATION LABEL
This section provides the hardware and environmental
specifications for your Fujitsu LifeBook B Series notebook. Specifications of particular configurations will
vary.
Your LifeBook notebook contains a configuration label
located on the bottom. (See figure 2-8 on page 11 for
location) This label contains specific information
regarding the options you’ve chosen for your notebook.
Following is an example label and information on how
to read your own configuration label.
Configuration ID
Part Number
Configuration P/N: ABEXXXXXXXXXXXX
FPC P/N: FPCXXXXXX
B2620, PIII 850, 10.4T, 2K, 30G, 128M
Model
Processor
Screen
Size
Hard Drive
Operating
System
Memory
Figure 7-1 Configuration Label
MICROPROCESSOR
850MHz ultra-low-voltage Pentium III processor
featuring Intel SpeedStep technology
MEMORY
■
■
■
■
System Memory
128MB or 256MB SDRAM (one slot)
Cache Memory
512K On-die L2
BIOS Memory
512KB Flash ROM
256 Bytes CMOS RAM with back-up battery
Stereo headphone jack, 1 Vrms, or less, minimum
impedance 32 Ohms.
Mono microphone jack, 125 mVp-p or less, minimum
impedance 10K Ohms.
Two built-in speakers, 28 mm diameter (Stereo).
One built-in monaural microphone.
MASS STORAGE DEVICE OPTIONS
Floppy Disk Drive
External USB 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive, which
accommodates 1.44MB or 720KB floppy disks.
Optional legacy Floppy Disk Drive, which
accommodates 1.44MB or 720KB floppy disks.
VIDEO
Hard Disk Drive
Built-in color flat-panel TFT active matrix LCD display
with touch screen capability.
30G or 40G fixed hard drive, Ultra DMA 33 type.
Graphics Card
ATI® Rage® Mobility-M1
Video Color and Resolution
10.4" XGA TFT
■ Internal: 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
■
External: 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
Simultaneous Video = Yes (1024 x 768, 16M colors)
XGA, SVGA and VGA compatible.
Video RAM
8MB Embedded VRAM.
AUDIO
■
SigmaTel STAC9723 codec
INTEGRATED POINTING DEVICE
Quick Point pointing device.
LIFEBOOK SECURITY/APPLICATION PANEL
Application Launcher buttons default to the following:
Label
Button Function
Default Application
1
Application A
Notepad
2
Application B
Calculator
3
Internet
4
E-Mail
Internet Explorer
Netscape Messenger
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THEFT PREVENTION LOCK SLOT
■
Lock slot for use with physical restraining security
systems. The locking system by Kensington is
recommended.
■
■
■
COMMUNICATIONS
Modem: Internal Multinational V.90 standard 56K fax/
modem (ITU V.90, 56K data, 14.4K fax.), and
LAN: 10/100 base-Tx Ethernet or IEEE 1394, depending
upon the configuration of your system.
* Actual data transfer rate over U.S. telephone lines
varies and is less than 56Kbps due to the current FCC
regulations and line conditions.
DEVICE PORTS
On the LifeBook notebook:
■
PC Card slot for two Type II or one Type III cards:
PCMCIA Standard 2.1 with CardBus support
■
One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external
monitor (see Video specifications)
■
Two USB (Universal Serial Bus) connectors for
input/output devices.
■
One modem (RJ-11) connector.
■
One LAN (RJ-45) jack (option with LAN models only)
■ One stereo headphone jack. (See Audio specifications)
■
One mono microphone jack.
(See Audio specifications)
■
One IrDA port for infrared devices.
■
One 100-pin connector for docking devices.
■ One embedded SmartCard Reader (requires an
optional SmartCard holder and a third-party
application)
On the Optional Port Replicator:
■
One 6-pin mini DIN PS/2 compatible connector for
external keyboard, external mouse, or external
numeric keypad.
■
One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external
monitor (see Video specifications).
■
One 25-pin D-SUB connector for parallel input/
output devices; Bi-directional, output only or ECP.
■
One 9-pin D-SUB connector for RS-232C serial
input/output devices.
■
One 25-pin special connector for legacy external
floppy disk drive connection.
■
One RJ-45 port for LAN connectivity (LAN model
only).
KEYBOARD
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key PS/2
compatible keyboards.
■ Total number of keys: 83.
■
Function keys: F1 through F12.
■
Feature extension key: Fn.
■ Two Windows keys: one Start key and one
application key
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Key pitch: 17 mm.
Key stroke: 2 mm.
Built-in Quick Point pointing device with
left and right buttons.
Built-in Palm Rest.
External Keyboard Support
PS/2-compatible.
External Numeric Keypad Support
PS/2-compatible.
External Mouse Support
PS/2-compatible.
POWER
Batteries
One 6-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 10.8V,
3600mAh. An optional 3-cell, 10.8V, 1800mAh battery
is also available.
Bridge Battery
Your LifeBook notebook comes equipped with a bridge
battery. A bridge battery allows a charged Lithium ion
battery to be replaced while the system is in Standby
mode ("warm-swapping"). The bridge battery capacity is
not large and can vary with the condition of your notebook, so you will have three minutes at the most to make
the change.
AC Adapter
Autosensing 100-240V AC, 40W, supplying 16V DC,
2.5A, to the LifeBook notebook, Fujitsu Model
FPCAC28AP, which includes an AC cable.
Power Management
Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface) standards.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Dimensions
Approximately 9.92"(w) x 8.5"(d) x 1.24"(h).
Weights
Approximately 2.96 lbs with 3-cell battery.
Optional Port Replicator approximately 0.6 lbs.
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Temperature
Operating: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C)
Non-operating: 5° to 140° F (–15° to 60° C)
Humidity
Operating: 20% to 85%, relative, non-condensing.
Non-operating; 8% to 85%, relative, non-condensing.
Altitude
Operating: 10,000 feet (3,048 m) maximum.
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POPULAR ACCESSORIES
For ordering or additional information on Fujitsu
accessories please visit our Web site at
www.fujitsupc.com or call 1-800-733-0884.
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.
Docking/Expansions
■
Port Replicator
Microsoft Windows
Depending upon the configuration of your notebook,
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft
Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows XP
Home, or Microsoft Windows XP Professional is
installed as your operating system.
Power
■
6-cell Lithium ion battery pack
■ Battery Charger
■
Auto/Airline Adapter
■
AC Adapter
Microsoft Works (with Windows XP Home only)
Microsoft Works is a suite of software containing the
basic tools to write letters and reports, track family and
friends address books, manage home finances, and
create a home inventory.
Memory Upgrades
■ 256MB SDRAM
Storage
■ External CD-ROM drive
PC Cards
■
SmartCard holder
Additional Accessories
■
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
■ Numeric Keypad
■
Presentation Audio system
■
TeleAdapt 16' TeleCord
■ IBM Modem Saver
■
Notebook Guardian Lock
■
Stylus Five Pack
Carrying Cases
■ Duo Carrying Case
■
Diplomat Carrying Case
PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE
Your LifeBook notebook comes with pre-installed
software for playing audio and video files of various
formats. The software configuration installed is
dependent upon the operating system that is
pre-installed on your system. In addition, there is file
transfer software, virus protection software and Power
Management software.
LEARNING ABOUT YOUR
APPLICATION SOFTWARE
Tutorials
All operating systems and most application software
have tutorials built-into them upon installation. We
highly recommend that you step through the tutorial
before you use an application.
Manuals
Included with your LifeBook notebook you will find
manuals for your operating system and other preinstalled software. Manuals that are not included are
Quicken New User Edition
(Windows XP Home only)
Quicken New User Edition by Intuit is a personal money
management program. It has features such as portfolio
management, account registries, on-line banking
and bill paying features. This application is for new users
who are using Quicken software for the first time. Full
version upgrade information is available on line.
McAfee.com, Inc. VirusScan
VirusScan, by McAfee.com, is an antivirus program that
can be run after loading data or programs onto your
notebook. It assists in protecting the data currently
residing on your hard disk from contamination and
destruction. (See your VirusScan online help or manual
for more information on how and when to run this
program)
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. Note that on
systems with Windows 98 installed, the DISE directory
structure is in place, but the drive image and DISE software have not yet been installed. See “Drive Image
Special Edition (DISE)” on page 62.
BatteryAid by Fujitsu Limited (Microsoft Windows
98 SE and Windows 2000 Professional only)
BatteryAid allows you to control the display brightness
of your notebook in order to maximize battery life. (See
your BatteryAid online help for more information on the
correct way to use this program)
POINT
Since your notebook does not support the CPU Clock
control, the option is not active within the Power Control
menu of BatteryAid.
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Fujitsu HotKey Utility (Microsoft Windows XP only)
Utility for displaying the brightness and volume levels
on your LifeBook screen.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer is installed as your default internet
browser.
Netscape
Netscape is installed as an alternative browser.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader, located in the Service and
Support Software folder, allows you to view, navigate,
and print PDF files from across all of the major
computing platforms.
LifeBook Security/Application Panel Software
Your LifeBook notebook is pre-installed with software
utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook
Application Panel. These utilities are found under the
Start menu, under Programs, then under LifeBook
Application panel. They include a CD Player, Application Panel Setup, Application Panel Guide, Activate
Panel and Deactivate Panel.
Intel SpeedStep
(Windows 98 and 2000 models only)
Intel SpeedStep allows your Lifebook notebook to
operate in dual mode by default. When connected to
AC source, the system operates in Maximum
Performance mode. When powered by battery, the
system switches to Battery Optimized mode to
conserve battery life. SpeedStep software is
automatically loaded when you start your system and
appears on the system tray as one of the two flags. A
checker flag indicates that the system is set for
Maximum Performance mode. A blue flag with a
green center square indicates that the system is set for
Battery Optimized mode. You can change the setting
or disable the software by double-clicking the flag icon
and changing the settings in the Intel SpeedStep
Technology window.
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Glossary
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Glossary
Glossary
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
AC Adapter
A device which converts the AC voltage from a
wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power
your LifeBook notebook.
Cache Memory
A block of memory built into the micro-processor
which is much faster to access than your system RAM
and used in specially structured ways to make your
overall data handling time faster.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
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.
AdHoc
A name of a wireless LAN configuration.
It is a type of communication using wireless cards only.
Another type of communication is called Infrastructure
(using a wireless card and an access point).
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over
ordinary phone lines.
Auto/Airline Adapter
A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power outlet to
the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.
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.
CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface which
offers performance similar to the 32-bit PCI
architecture.
CD-ROM
Compact disk read only memory. This is a form of
digital data storage which is read optically with a laser
rather than a magnetic head. A typical CD-ROM can
contain about 600MB of data and is not subject to heads
crashing into the surface and destroying the data when
there is a failure nor to wear from reading.
Channel
A radio frequency band used for communication
between wireless cards and access points.
CMOS RAM
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor random
access memory. This is a technology for manufacturing
random access memory which requires very low levels of
power to operate.
COM Port
Abbreviation for communication port. This is your
serial interface connection.
Command
An instruction which you give your operating system.
Example: run a particular application or format a floppy
disk.
Configuration
The combination of hardware and software that makes
up your system and how it is allocated for use.
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube. A display device which uses a beam
of electronic particles striking a luminescent screen. It
produces a visual image by varying the position and
intensity of the beam.
Data
The information a system stores and processes.
DC
Direct current. A voltage or current that does not
fluctuate periodically with time.
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Default Value
A pre programmed value to be used if you fail to set your
own.
DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk
Operating System).
DHCP
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.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
A protocol used to automatically acquire parameters
required for the communication, such as IP address.
The sender of IP address is called a DHCP server, and
the receiver is called a DHCP client.
DIMM
Dual-in-line memory module.
DISE
Drive Image Special Edition.
A utility that allows you to restore the original factory
image on your hard drive in the event of corruption or
accidental erasure of files or applications.
Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the
platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is highly flexible
it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing
with a shutter it is commonly called a diskette.
Disk Drive
The hardware which spins the disk and has the heads
and control circuitry for reading and writing the data
on the disk.
Diskette
A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.
DMA
Direct Memory Access. Special circuitry for memory
to memory transfers of data which do not require
CPU action.
DMI
Desktop Management Interface. A standard that
provides PC management applications with a common
method of locally or remotely querying and configuring
PC computer systems, hardware and software components, and peripherals.
DNS
Domain Name System
A function to control the association between the IP
address and the name assigned to the computer.
If you do not know the IP address but if you know the
computer name, you can still communicate to that
computer.
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ECP
Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high
speed data communication and interconnection
between electronic devices.
Encryption Key (Network Key)
Key information used to encode data for data transfer.
This device uses the same encryption key to encode and
decode the data, and the identical encryption key is
required between the sender and receiver.
ESD
Electro-Static Discharge. The sudden discharge of electricity from a static charge which has built-up slowly.
Example: the shock you get from a doorknob on a dry
day or the sparks you get from brushing hair on a dry
day.
Extended Memory
All memory more than the 640KB recognized by
MS-DOS as system memory.
FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which
is highly flexible.
GB
Gigabyte.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where
the platter is very stiff.
I/O
Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook
in electronic form.
I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits for data
entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.
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IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface
for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive unit.
IEEE 1394
Industry standard that allows you to connect between
your notebook and a peripheral device such as a digital
camera. Also known as "Firewire" or "iLINK".
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light
spectrum which is invisible to humans.
Infrastructure
A name of a wireless LAN configuration. This type of
communication uses an access point.
Another type of communication is called AdHoc.
IP Address
An address used for computers to communicate in the
TCP/IP environment.
Current IPv4 (version 4) uses four values in the range
between 1 and 255. (Example: 192.168.100.123).
There are two types of IP address: global address and
private address.
The global address is an only address in the world. It is
controlled by JPNIC (Japan Network Information
Center). A private address is an only address in the
closed network.
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.
MAC Address
Media Access Control Address
A unique physical address of a network card. For
Ethernet, the first three bytes are used as the vendor
code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining
three bytes are controlled by each vendor (preventing
overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique
physical address in the world, being assigned with a
different address from other cards. For Ethernet, frames
are sent and received based on this address.
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.
IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
MHz
Megahertz.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization which
produces standards for communication using infrared
as the carrier.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard
communication protocol for exchange of information
between computers and sound producers such
as synthesizers.
IRQ
Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal
to the CPU that an external event has occurred which
needs to be processed.
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.
Modem
A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The
equipment which connects a computer or other data
terminal to a communication line.
Monaural
A system using one channel to process sound from all
sources.
MPU-401
A standard for MIDI interfaces and connectors.
MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit
The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time
through the Internet or other networks. You can set a
smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication,
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if you have difficulty transferring data due to the fact
that the maximum size is too large.
PPPoE
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet.
NTSC
National TV Standards Commission. The standard for
TV broadcast and reception for the USA.
A protocol for Ethernet, using a Point-to-Point Protocol
(PPP), which is used for connection on the phone line.
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.
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.
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
Self-configuring PC local bus. Designed by Intel, PCI has
gained wide acceptance as a standard bus design.
PCMCIA
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer
Memory Card International Association. The Personal
Computer Memory Card International Association is an
organization that sets standards for add-in cards for
personal computers.
Peripheral Device
A piece of equipment which performs a specific
function associated with but not integral to a computer.
Examples: a printer, a modem, a CD-ROM.
Pitch (keyboard)
The distance between the centers of the letter keys of a
keyboard.
Pixel
The smallest element of a display, a dot of color on your
display screen. The more pixels per area the clearer your
image will appear.
POST
Power On Self Test. A program which is part of the BIOS
which checks the configuration and operating condition
of your hardware whenever power is applied to your
notebook. Status and error messages may be displayed
before the operating system is loaded. If the self test
detects failures that are so serious that operation can not
continue, the operating system will not be loaded.
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Program
An integrated set of coded commands to your
computers telling your hardware what to do and how
and when to do it.
Protocol
Procedures and rules use to send and receive data
between computers.
- Method of sending and receiving data
- Process used to handle communication errors
Conditions required for communication are organized
in procedures for correct transfer of information.
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 notebook this
refers to returning to active operation after having been
in one of the suspension states.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the material. Data
stored in this way can not be changed by your notebook
and does not require power to maintain it.
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.
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SMART
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
(SMART) is an emerging technology that provides nearterm failure predictions for hard drives. When SMART
is enabled the hard drive monitors pre-determined drive
attributes that are susceptible to degradation over time.
If a failure is likely to occur, SMART makes a status
report available so that the LifeBook notebook can
prompt the user to back up the data on the drive. Naturally not all failures are predictable. SMART predictability is limited to those attributes which the drive can
self-monitor. In those cases where SMART can give
advance warning, a considerable amount of precious
data can be saved.
SRAM
Static random access memory. A specific technology of
making RAM which does not require periodic data
refreshing.
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.
USB
Universal Serial Bus.
Standard that allows you to simultaneously connect up
to 127 USB devices such as game pads, pointing devices,
printers, and keyboards to your computer.
VGA
Video Graphics Array. A video display standard
originally introduced by IBM with the PS/2 series of
personal computers.
SSID
Service Set Identifier
Specifies which network you are joining. Some systems
allow you to specify any SSID as an option so you can
join any network.
Standby
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.
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.
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.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
A standard Internet protocol that is most widely used.
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.
Wi-Fi Compatible
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Identifies that the product has
passed the interoperability test, supplied by the WECA
(Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance), which guarantees the interoperability of wireless IEEE 802.11 LAN
products. For more information on the Wi-Fi standard,
go to the WECA website at: www.wirelessethernet.com.
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network. A wireless interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single
limited geographic location which can pass programs
and data amongst themselves.
Write Protect
Prevent alteration of the binary state of all bits in a
storage media. Example: all information on a device
such as a floppy diskette; a block of space in a storage
media such as a partition of a hard drive; a file or directory of floppy diskette or hard drive.
XGA
Extended VGA.
Zip Drive
A 100MB or 250MB read/write removable media disk
drive.
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Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
CAUTION
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 complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules.
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. If requested, this information 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.
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.
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
effect 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 PC 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 an time it
is sent and an identification of the business or other
entity, or other individual sending the message and the
telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual.
The ringer equivalent number (REN) of this equipment
is 0.0B as shown on the label. The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a
telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone may
result in the devices not ringing in response to an
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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 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 0.0. 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.
CAUTION
For safety, users should ensure that the electrical
ground of the power utility, the telephone lines and the
metallic water pipes are connected together. Users
should NOT attempt to make such connections
themselves but should contact the appropriate electric
inspection authority or electrician. This may be
particularly important in rural areas.
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Avis Aux Utilisateurs Du Réseau
Téléphonique Canadien
AVIS: Le présent matériel 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 0.0. 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.
AV E R T I S S E M E N T
Pour assurer la sécurité, les utilisateurs doivent vérifier
que la prise de terre du service d’électricité, les lignes
télphoniques et les conduites d’eau métalliques sont
connectées ensemble. Les utilisateurs NE doivent PAS
tenter d’établir ces connexions eux-mêmes, mais
doivent contacter les services d’inspection d’installations
électriques appropriés ou un électricien. Ceci peut être
particulièrement important en régions rurales.
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Regulatory Information
UL Notice
This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL
Listed Class 2 Adapters with an output rating of 16 Vdc,
with a current of 2.5 A.
AC Adapter output polarity:
+
CAUTION
The modem-to-telephone network connection must be
a line cord using a minimum #26 AWG wire.
For Authorized Repair Technicians Only
WARNING
n
For continued protection against risk of fire, replace
only with the same type and rating fuse.
n
Danger of explosion if Lithium (clock) 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.
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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.
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.
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
PC Corporation may invalidate the user's right to
operate this equipment.
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BEFORE USING THIS DEVICE
The Integrated Wireless LAN is an optional device available for the LifeBook laptops. 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.
Characteristics of the Device
This device consists of a wireless LAN card that is
attached to the computer via a mini-PCI slot.
The main characteristics are as follows:
■
It uses the power saving communications system in
the 2.4 GHz band, and does not require any license for
radio communication.
■
It uses Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DS-SS),
which 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.
■
Unauthorized access can be prevented with the use of
SSID and encryption key.
Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device
AdHoc Mode
The “AdHoc Mode” refers to the network connecting
two computers using wireless LAN cards. This connection is called an “AdHoc network.”
Using an AdHoc network, you can obtain a network
connection easily and at a low cost.
In the AdHoc 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 AdHoc 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.
Infrastructure Mode
If a number of computers are connected simultaneously
in the AdHoc 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.
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To improve this situation, you can use a wireless LAN
access point, which is sold separately. The wireless LAN
network is in the “Infrastructure mode” when it uses an
access point, and such a connection is called the “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. Infrastructure mode is most suitable when you are configuring
multiple wireless LAN networks on the same floor.
To connect a wireless LAN network to a wired LAN, you
need an access point.
How to Handle This Device
The Integrated Wireless LAN device is already installed
in your LifeBook 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.
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CONNECTING WINDOWS 98/2000 SYSTEMS
This chapter describes how to set the wireless LAN
connection for computers running Windows 98 or
Windows 2000.
Item
Transmit
Rate
Obtain the information from your
network administrator. If you do not
have a network administrator, select
“Fully Automatic”.
Power
Save
Enabled
Not supported.
AdHoc
Channel
AdHoc Network: Select the same
channel, 1-11, for all connected
computers. If there is more than one
wireless LAN nearby (such as on the
same floor), we recommend that the
channels for each LAN be 5 numbers
apart (e.g., if there are two other LANs
nearby, the channels used should be 1,
6, and 11).
POINT
If you purchased a LifeBook with the optional wireless
LAN, the integrated wireless LAN device and drivers
have already been installed. This procedure outlines the
steps for setting the device parameters.
Updated drivers and/or utilities may become available
after this manual is printed; see any addenda or fliers
that may be included in the system packaging.
Workflow
The proper setup of the wireless LAN requires several
steps which must be performed in the proper order.
Following is a general outline of the steps that must be
performed. Each step is detailed later in this procedure.
1. Setting parameters
■ Setting the profile
■
Infrastructure Network: Not an option.
Table 8: Profile Parameters
Setting the encryption
2. Network settings
■
Setting the protocol and checking the network
■
Setting file and printer sharing
■
Checking the connection
Setting Parameters
1. Click [Start]-> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [PRISM Settings] icon. The
[PRISM Wireless Settings] appears.
3. Set the profile as specified in Table 8. Ask your
network administrators to check the setting.
4. When you finish your entry, click [Apply].
Item
Description
5. Click the [Encryption] tab.
6. Set the encryption items in accordance with Table 9.
■ AdHoc Network: Specify the same value for all the
computers for which the encryption key is used for
connection.
■ Infrastructure Network: Specify the identical
encryption keys to the encryption keys set for the
access point. For instructions on how to check the
encryption keys set for the access point, refer to the
access point manual.
POINT
Make sure that you specify the encryption keys. If you
do not specify the keys, any computer with a wireless
LAN card can be connected. This presents a risk that
your data may be stolen or destroyed.
Description
Profile
Enter the system file name in which the
parameter information is to be saved.
Mode
Ad Hoc Network: Click the down arrow
and select “802.11 AdHoc”.
Infrastructure Network: Click the down
arrow and select “Infrastructure”.
SSID
Enter the network name to which you
want to connect
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Item
Description
Encryption
(WEP)
Click the down arrow and select an
encryption option.
■
■
■
Disable: Disables the encryption. In
this case, “Create keys with
Passphrase” and subsequent items
are greyed out, and you cannot
enter anything.
40 bit*: The encryption is set.
Select either “Create keys with
Passphrase”, “Create keys manually”, or “ASCII Input”, and enter
the encryption keys.
104 bit*: The encryption is set.
Select either “Create keys with
Passphrase”, “Create keys manually”, or “ASCII Input”, and enter
the encryption keys.
Create Keys
with
Passphrase
Not supported.
Passphrase
Not supported.
Create Keys
Manually
Select this to use hexadecimal
character codes to set the encryption
keys (Keys 1 - 4).
(Hexadecimal
Input)
Enter a 10-digit value when you have
selected [40 bit]* for the encryption.
Enter a 26-digit value when you have
selected [104 bit]* for encryption.
Select if the network contains a card
that is set with the encryption key
using the character code. Specify the
encryption keys with the same value
used for other wireless LAN cards
that are already set.
ASCII Input
Select to use the ASCII codes to set
encryption keys (Keys 1 - 4). Select
this if network does not contain other
wireless LAN cards that are set with
encryption key using character codes.
Enter a 5-digit value when you have
selected [40 bit]* for the encryption.
Enter a 13-digit value when you have
selected [104 bit]* for encryption.
You can use the following characters:
0 - 9, A - Z, a - z, _ (underscore).
For example, to set “ABC12” for the
encryption key, enter “ABC12.”
Default Key
Click the down arrow, and select a
key from Keys 1 - 4.
Table 9: Encryption Key Setup
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7. When you finish your entry, click [Apply].
8. Click [OK]. [PRISM Wireless Settings] closes.
You have completed the parameter settings.
POINT
When using ADSL (PPPoE) with the infrastructure
network to connect to the Internet, you must change
the computer’s MTU size set. To change MTU size, refer
to the manual that comes with the access point.
* 40 bit and 104 bit encryption is the wireless LAN
equivalent of 64 bit and 128 bit encryption, as set by
Microsoft and wireless LAN manufacturers. This is the
same encryption rate that is used by the Windows XP
operating system, and was selected in order to align it
closer to the wireless LAN standard. For consistency, the
Windows 98 and 2000 utilities reflect the same modes.
Outside of wireless LAN environments, encryption is
generally set at either 64 bit or 128 bit. However, the
wireless LAN standard requires that 24 bits be reserved
for fixed data. As a result, the user can only use 40 bits
(64 minus 24 ) or 104 bits (128 minus 24) for encryption. This requirement also fixes the number of characters used for 128 bit encryption to 13 which is calculated
as (13 x 8 bits = 104).
NETWORK CONNECTION: WINDOWS 98
The section describes how to set the network connection
if your computer running Windows 98.
Network Settings
In this section, you set “TCP/IP Settings,” and complete
“Checking Computer Name and Workgroup” required
for the network connection.
TCP/IP Settings
1. Click [Start]-> [Settings]->[Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [Network] icon. [Network]
appears.
3. Perform the following steps.
■
Click [TCP/IP].
■
Click [Properties].
POINT
If you have more than one [TCP/IP...] entry, select
[TCP/IP -> Intersil PRISM Wireless LAN PCI Card].
[TCP/IP Properties] appears.
4. Set an IP address. (When you are done, ask your
network administrator to check the setting).
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AdHoc Network: Select [IP address], and enter a
value for [IP address] and [Subnet Mask]. Refer to
“About IP Addresses” on page 27 to set an IP address
and subnet mask.
■
Infrastructure Network: Select [Obtain an IP
address automatically].
5. Click [OK]. [Network] appears again.
In the next step, you will check the computer name and
workgroup.
■
Checking the Computer Name and Workgroup
1. Click the [Identification] tab on the [Network]
window.
POINT
If this tab is not found on the [Network] window, click
[Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel], and doubleclick the [Network] icon.
2. Check the entry for [Computer name] and [Workgroup]. Ask your network administrator and check
the setting, if you have a network administrator.
Item
Computer
Name
Workgroup
Description
A name to identify the computer on
the network. You can specify any
name for any computer. Use up to 15
single-byte characters. For easiest
identification, use the model name or
user name.
The name of the network group. Use
up to 15 single-byte characters.
■
■
AdHoc Network: Specify the same
name to all computers within the
same network.
Infrastructure Network: Specify a
workgroup name to connect to.
You need to set this only when you are sharing files or a
printer with other computers on the network. When you
share a drive, folder, or printer, you can use these from
any computer on the network.
Setting File and Printer Sharing for Networks
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [Network] icon. The [Network]
window appears.
3. Click [File and Print Sharing...]. [File and Print
Sharing] appears.
4. Click and check one or both of the options.
5. Click [OK]. [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks] is added under [The following network
components are installed] on [Configuration] tab.
6. Click [OK]. [Network Properties] closes. Follow the
instructions on the screen.
7. When a message appears prompting you to restart
the computer, click [Yes].
Sharing Files
The following example shows how to set sharing the
“Work” folder on the c drive.
1. Double-click [My Computer] -> [C: drive] on the
desktop.
2. Right-click the “Work” folder, then click [Sharing]
from the menu that appears. The [Work Properties]
window appears.
3. Click [Sharing], and select items, as specified below.
Item
Description
Share Name
Specify a share name for the drive or
folder that you want to share.
Access Type
Limits the read/write permission for the
drive to be shared.
■
Computer
Description
Additional description for the
computer. This is not necessary.
■
■
Table 10: Computer Name and Workgroup
POINT
Including a period or other special characters may
prevent you from connecting to the network.
Passwords
A password used for [Access Type].
■
■
3. Click [OK]. When a message appears prompting you
to restart the computer, click [Yes].
Sharing
In this section, you set sharing of the drive, folder, and
printer.
Read-Only Password: Specifies readonly for the drive to be shared.
Full Access Password: Allows read
and write for the drive to be shared.
Depends On Password: Identifies
either Read-Only or Full, depending
upon the password.
Read-Only Password: Specify a password to allow read.
Full Access Password: Specify a password to allow read and write.
Table 11: Password Setup
4. Click [OK]. The folder is set for sharing, and the
“Work” folder icon changes.
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Printer Sharing
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Printers]. [Printers]
appears, showing the printers that are connected.
2. Right click the printer that you want to share, and
then click [Sharing] from the menu that appears.
3. Click [Sharing], and select necessary items.
Item
Item
Description
State
Shows the current condition of
connection.
The MAC address of the other
computer that you are connected
to is displayed, when the connection is successfully made. If you
are connected to more than one
computer, the computer that has
the best connectivity is displayed.
Description
Not Shared
Disables printer sharing.
Shared as
Enables printer sharing
Share Name
Specifies a share name for the
printer to be shared.
Current Channel
Shows the current channel used
for the connection.
Comment
Enter a description of the printer
to be shared.
Current Tx Rate
Shows the current transfer rate in
Mbits/sec.
Passwords
Specify passwords. If you specify a
password, you need to enter it
when using the printer.
[Radio Off]/
[Radio On]
Click [Radio Off] to disconnect.
Click [Radio On] to connect to
network.
Rescan
Click to search for others to
connect to.
Throughput
(Bytes/sec)
Shows the actual transfer rate of
the transfer data for send (Tx) and
receive (Rx).
Link Quality
Shows [Excellent], [Good], [Fair],
[Poor], or [Not Connected],
depending on the link quality. This
is not shown for the AdHoc
connection.
Signal Strength
Shows [Excellent], [Good], [Fair],
[Poor], or [Not Connected],
depending on the signal strength.
This is not shown for the AdHoc
connection.
Table 12: Printer Sharing
4. Click [OK]. The printer is set for sharing, and the
printer icon changes.
Checking the Connection
After the network setting is completed, access the shared
drive on another computer to check the connectivity of
the wireless LAN network.
Accessing Another Computer
1. Double-click the [Network Neighborhood] on the
desktop. The computers that are connected to the
network are displayed.
2. Double-click the computer that you want to access.
The drive that you set with “Sharing” is displayed.
The drive is not displayed unless it is set for sharing,
even if it exists.
3. Double-click the drive that you want to access. The
drive is displayed showing its contents and made
available to you.
If you have a question or problem, refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 19.
Checking the Connectivity
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [PRISM Settings] icon. [PRISM
Wireless Settings] appears.
3. Check the connectivity on the [Link] tab. The
current condition of connection is displayed.
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Table 13: Connectivity Condition
NETWORK CONNECTION: WINDOWS 2000
The section describes how to set the network connection
for a computer with Windows 2000.
Network Settings
In this section, you set “TCP/IP Settings,” and complete
“Checking Computer Name and Workgroup,” required
for the network connection.
TCP/IP Settings
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
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2. Double-click the [Network and Dial-up
Connections] icon. The [Network and Dial-up
Connections] window appears.
3. Right click the [Local Area Connection], then click
[Properties] from the menu that appears. The [Local
Area Connection Properties] window appears.
Item
Full
Computer
Name
Description
A name to identify the computer on
the network. You can specify any
name to each computer.
POINT
More than one network adapter is installed in your
system if more than one [Local Area Connection] entry
is displayed. In this case, select the [Local Area
Connection] entry with [Intersil PRISM Wireless LAN
PCI Card] displayed under [Device Name].
For easier identification, use the model
name or user name.
Workgroup
4. Perform the following steps.
■
Click [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)].
■ Click [Properties]. The [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Properties] window appears.
5. Set an IP address as indicated in Table 14. Ask your
network administrator to check the setting.
Item
Description
For AdHoc
Network
Set the IP address and subnet mask:
Click [Use the following IP address],
and enter a value for [IP address] and
[Subnet mask].
Refer to “Setting IP Addresses” on
page 109 to set an IP address and
subnet mask.
For
Infrastructure
Network
Select [Obtain an IP address
automatically]:
For the DNS server, select [Obtain
DNS server address automatically].
For the IP address, DNS server, and
default gateway, follow the network
administrator's instructions, if any.
Table 14: Setting an IP Address
6. Click [OK]. The [Local Area Connection Properties]
window appears again.
7. Click [OK]. When a message appears prompting you
to restart the computer, click [Yes].
Checking the full computer name and workgroup
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [System] icon. [System Properties]
appears.
3. Click the [Network Identification] tab.
4. Check [Full computer name] and [Workgroup]. Ask
your network administrator and check the setting.
A name for the network group:
■
AdHoc Network:
Specify the same name to all computers within the same network.
■
Infrastructure Network: Specify a
workgroup name to connect to.
To change the setting, click
[Properties], and follow the instructions on the screen. [System Properties] appears again.
Table 15: Checking computer name and workgroup
5. Click [OK]. When a message appears prompting you
to restart the computer, click [Yes].
Sharing
In this section, you set sharing of the drive, folder, and
printer.
You only need to set this when you are sharing files or a
printer with other computers on the network.
When you share a drive, folder, or printer, you can use
them from any computer on the network.
Setting [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks]
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [Network and Dial-up
Connections] icon. The [Network and Dial-up
Connections] windows appears.
3. Right click the [Local Area Connection], then click
[Properties] from the menu that appears. [Local
Area Connection Properties] appears.
POINT
More than one network adapter is installed in your
system if more than one [Local Area Connection] entry
is displayed. In this case, select the [Local Area Connection] entry with [Intersil PRISM Wireless LAN PCI Card]
displayed under [Device Name].
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4. If [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks]
is displayed in the list, make sure that it is checked. If
it is not checked, check it and click [OK]. You do not
have to perform the following steps. Go to the next
section, entitled “Sharing Files.”
If [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks]
is not found in the list, click [Install], and perform
Step 5 and subsequent steps. When you click
[Install], the [Select Network Component Type]
window appears.
5. Perform the following steps.
■ Click [Service].
■
Click [Add]. The [Select Network Service] window
appears.
6. Perform the following steps.
■
Click [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks].
■
Click [OK]. You will go back to [Local Area Connection Properties], and [File and Printer Sharing for
Microsoft Networks] is added to the list.
7. Click [OK].
POINT
If you have changed the setting, [Close] is shown
instead. Click [Close].
Sharing Files
The following example shows how to set sharing the
“Work” folder on the c: drive.
1. On the desktop, double-click [My Computer]->
C: drive.
2. Right-click the “Work” folder, then click [Sharing]
from the menu. The [Work Properties] window
appears.
3. Click [Share this folder] and set necessary items, as
indicated in the following table.
Item
Description
Share name
You can specify a share name for the
drive or folder that you want to share.
Comment
You can enter the description for the
drive or folder that you want to share.
User limit
Specifies the limit for the number of
sharing users.
Permissions
Specifies the folder access privileges.
Caching
Specifies the caching for the folder.
Table 16: Sharing files
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4. Click [OK]. The folder is set shared, and the “Work”
folder icon changes.
Printer Sharing
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Printers]. The Printers
window appears, showing the printers that are
connected.
2. Right click the printer that you want to share, then
click [Sharing] from the menu that appears.
3. Click [Sharing], and select necessary items.
Item
Description
Not Shared
Disables printer sharing.
Shared As
Enables printer sharing.
Share Name
Specifies a share name of the
printer to be shared.
Comment
Enter the description of the printer
to be shared.
Passwords
If you specify a password, you
need to enter it when using the
printer.
Table 17: Printer Sharing
4. Click [OK]. The printer sharing is set, and the icon
changes.
Checking the Connection
After the network setting is completed, access the shared
drive on another computer to check the connectivity of
the wireless LAN network.
Accessing Another Computer
1. Double-click the [My Network Places] icon on the
desktop. [My Network Places] appears.
2. Double-click [Computers near me]. The computers
that are connected to the network are displayed.
3. Double-click the computer that you want to access.
The drive that you set with “Sharing” are displayed.
4. Double-click the drive that you want to access. The
drive is displayed showing its contents and made
available to you. If you have any questions or problems, refer to “Troubleshooting Table” on page 103.
Checking the Connectivity
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [PRISM Settings] icon. [PRISM
Wireless Settings] appears.
3. Check the connectivity on the [Link] tab. The
current condition of connection is displayed.
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Workflow
Item
Description
State
Shows the current condition of
connection.
The MAC address of the other
computer to which you are
connected is displayed when the
connection is successful. If you are
connected to more than one
computer, the computer that has
the best connectivity is displayed.
Current Channel
Shows the current channel used
for the connection.
Current Tx Rate
Shows the current transfer rate in
Mbits/sec.
[Radio Off]/
[Radio On]
Click [Radio Off] to disconnect.
[Rescan] button
Click this button to search for
others to connect to.
Throughput
(Bytes/sec)
Shows the actual transfer rate of
the data transfer for send (Tx) and
receive (Rx).
Link Quality
Shows either [Excellent], [Good],
[Fair], [Poor], or [Not Connected],
depending on the link quality.
Click [Radio On] to connect to the
network.
Not shown for AdHoc connection.
Signal Strength
Shows either [Excellent], [Good],
[Fair], [Poor], or [Not Connected],
depending on the signal strength.
Not shown for AdHoc connection.
Table 18: Checking connectivity
CONNECTING WINDOWS XP SYSTEMS
This chapter describes how to set up the wireless LAN
connection for computers that are running Windows XP.
POINT
If you purchased a LifeBook with the optional wireless
LAN, the integrated wireless LAN device and drivers
have already been installed. This procedure outlines the
steps for setting the device parameters.
The proper setup of the wireless LAN connection
requires that several steps be performed in the proper
order. Following is a general outline of the steps to be
performed. Each step is detailed later in this procedure.
1. Setting parameters
■ Setting the profile
■
Setting the encryption
2. Network settings
■
Setting the protocol and checking the network
■
Setting file and printer sharing
■
Checking the connection
Setting Parameters
1. Click [Start] -> [Control Panel].
2. Click [Network and Internet connection].
3. Click [Network connection]. A list of networks that
are currently installed is displayed.
4. Right click [Intersil PRISM Wireless LAN PCI Card]
in the list, and click [Properties] from the menu that
is displayed. [Wireless Network Connection 2 Properties] appears.
5. Click the [Wireless Networks] tab. The [Wireless
Networks] tab appears.
6. Perform the following steps.
■
Make sure that [Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings] is checked.
■
Click [Add] under [Preferred networks]. [Wireless
Network Properties] appears.
7. Set parameters.
■
For the AdHoc network, specify the same value to all
the computers, for which the encryption key is used
for connection.
■
For the infrastructure network, specify the encryption key (network key) with the same value to the
encryption key of the access point. For how to check
the encryption keys set for the access point, refer to
the manual supplied with the access point.
POINT
Be sure to specify the encryption keys. If you do not
specify the keys, any computer with a wireless LAN card
can be connected. This presents a risk that other users
may steal or destroy your data.
Updated drivers and/or utilities may become available
after this manual is printed; see any addenda or fliers
that may be included in the system packaging.
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Item
Network
Name
SSID
Description
Enter the network name to which you
want to connect. This is a required item.
For the network name, ask your LAN
administrator.
AdHoc network: Set the same name for all
of the computers that are to be connected.
Infrastructure network: Specify the same
name as that specified on the access point
that is to be connected. For access point
instructions, refer to the manual that
comes with the access point.
Key
Format
Click the down arrow and select the input
for the Network key.
ASCII
characters
Select this when using
ASCII characters for the
Network Key. Characters
that can be used follow:
0-9, A-Z, a-z, and
_ (underscore)
Example: To set the key to
“ABC12”, input “ABC12”.
Hexadecimal
characters
Select this when using
hexadecimal characters for
the Network Key.
Use this if there is a wireless
LAN card in the network
that has the Network Key
set to a character code. In
’Network Key’, input the
same value as the other
wireless LAN card.
TCP/IP Settings
1. On [Wireless Network Connection Properties], click
[General].
POINT
If [Wireless Network Connection 2 Properties] is not
displayed, click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel],
and double-click the [Network Connection] icon.
Right click the [Wireless Network Connection], and
then click [Properties] from the menu that appears.
2. Perform the following steps.
■
Click [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)].
■ Click [Properties]. [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Properties] appears.
3. Set an IP address. Ask your network administrator
and check the setting.
Item
Description
AdHoc
Network
Set the IP address and subnet mask.
Click [Use the following IP address].
Enter a value for [IP address] and
[Subnet mask]. See “Setting IP
Addresses” on page 109 to set IP
address and subnet mask.
For
Infrastructure
Network
Select [Obtain an IP address
automatically]. For the DNS server,
select [Obtain DNS server address
automatically]. For the IP address,
DNS server, and default gateway,
follow the network administrator's
instructions, if any.
Table 20: Setting an IP address
Table 19: Setting parameters
8. When you finish your entry, click [OK]. [Wireless
Network Connection 2 Properties] appears again.
9. Make sure the network name you specified for the
SSID in Step 7 is added under [Preferred networks].
5. Click [OK].
POINT
If you have changed the setting, [Close] is shown
instead. Click [Close].
Network Connection
The section describes how to set the network connection
for a computer running Windows XP.
6. Close [Network Connection].
Checking the Full Computer Name and Workgroup
Network Settings
1. Click [Start] -> [Control Panel]. Make sure the
Classic View is selected.
2. Double-click the [System] icon. [System Properties]
appears.
3. Click the [Computer Name] tab.
In this section, you set “TCP/IP Settings,” and complete
“Checking Computer Name and Workgroup” required
for the network connection.
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4. Check [Full computer name] and [Workgroup]. Ask
your network administrator and check the setting.
Item
Description
Computer
Name
A name to identify the computer on
the network. You can specify any
name to each computer. Use up to 15
single-byte characters. For easier
identification, use the model name or
user name.
Workgroup
A name of the network group. Use up
to 15 single-byte characters.
AdHoc Network: Specify the same
name to all computers within the
same network.
Infrastructure Network:
Specify workgroup name to connect
to.
Table 21: Setting computer name and workgroup
To change the setting, click [Change], and follow the
instructions on the screen. [System Properties] appears
again.
5. Click [OK]. When a message appears prompting you
to restart the computer, click [Yes].
Sharing
In this section, you set sharing of the drive, folder, and
printer.
You need to set this only when you are sharing files or a
printer with other computers on the network.
When you share a drive, folder, or printer, you can use
these from any computer on the network.
Setting [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks]
1. Click [Start] -> [Control Panel]. Make sure the
Classic View is selected.
2. Double-click the [Network Connection] icon.
3. Right click the [Wireless Network Connection], and
then click [Properties] from the menu that appears.
[Wireless Network Connection Properties] appears.
4. If [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks]
is displayed in the list:
Make sure that it is checked. If it is not checked,
check it, and click [OK]. You do not have to perform
the following steps. Go to the next section, “Sharing
Files.”
If [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks]
is not found in the list, click [Install], and perform
Step 5 and the subsequent steps. When you click
[Install], [Select Network Component Type]
appears.
5. Perform the following steps.
■
Click [Service].
■
Click [Add]. [Select Network Service] appears.
6. Perform the following steps.
■
Click [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks].
■
Click [OK]. You will go back to [Wireless Network
Connection 2 Properties], and [File and Printer
Sharing for Microsoft Networks] is added to the list.
7. Click [Close].
Sharing Files
The following example shows how to set sharing the
“Work” folder on the c: drive.
1. Click [Start] -> [My Computer].
2. Double-click the [Local Disk (c:)] icon.
3. Right click the “Work” folder, and then click
[Sharing and Security] from the menu that appears.
[Work Properties] appears.
4. Click [If you understand the security risks but want
to share files without running the wizard, click
here].
POINT
If you have already clicked [If you understand the
security risks but want to share files without running the
wizard, click here], this window does not appear.
In the [Work Properties] window, the description under
[Network Sharing and security] changes.
5. Check [Share this folder on the network].
Uncheck [Allow network users to change my files], if
the shared folder is for read only.
6. Click [OK]. The folder is set shared, and the “Work”
folder icon changes.
Printer Sharing
1. Press [Start]->[Control Panel] (or [Settings], if
viewing in Classic mode)-> [Printers and Faxes].
The Printers and Faxes display will appear and the
connected printers will be displayed.
2. Right-click the printer to be shared, and click
[Sharing] from the menu that appears. The properties of the printer to be shared will be displayed. Set
printer sharing.
On the display, the printer sharing setting is recommended by the Network Setup Wizard, but for the wireless LAN network, security is maintained by network
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name (SSID) or network key. The following steps allow
you to set up printer sharing without using the Network
Setup Wizard.
3. Click 'If you understand the security risks but want
to share printers without running the wizard, click
here. 'Enable Printer Sharing' will be displayed.
4. Select 'Just enable printer sharing'.
5. Click 'OK'. The printer properties will be indicated.
6. Select 'Share this printer'.
7. Enter the sharing printer name in 'Share name'.
8. Click OK. The printer will be shared, and the printer
icon will become a sharing icon.
3. Check the connectivity on the [Link] tab. The
current condition of connection is displayed
Item
Description
State
Shows the current condition of
connection.
The MAC address of the other
computer that you are connected to is
displayed, when the connection is
successfully made. If you are
connected to more than one
computer, the computer that has the
best connectivity is displayed.
Checking the Connection
After the network setting is completed, access the shared
drive on another computer to check the connectivity of
the wireless LAN network.
Accessing Another Computer
1. Click [Start] -> [My Computer].
2. From the left menu in [Other Places], click [My
Network Places].
3. From the left menu in [Network Tasks], click [View
workgroup computers]. The workgroup in which
you are participating will appear.
4. Double click the computer to which you want to
connect. The drive that you set in [Computer
Sharing] appears.
5. Double click the drive to which you want to connect.
The contents of the drive will appear, and is available
for use.
If you have a question or problem, refer to “Troubleshooting Table” on page 103.
Current
Channel
Shows the current channel used for
the connection.
Current Tx
Rate
Shows the current transfer rate in
Mbits/sec.
Radio Off/
Radio On
Click [Radio OFF] to disconnect.
Rescan
Click this button to search for others
to connect to.
Throughput
(Bytes/sec)
Shows the actual transfer rate of the
transfer data for send (Tx) and receive
(Rx).
Link Quality
Shows the link quality. This is not
shown for the AdHoc connection.
Signal
Strength
Shows the signal strength.
Click [Radio On] to connect to the
network.
This is not shown for the AdHoc
connection.
Checking the Connectivity
1. Click [Start] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click the [PRISM Settings] icon. [PRISM
Wireless Setting] appears.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
This section contains troubleshooting information, including causes and actions, for problems you may find while
using this device.
Troubleshooting Table
Problem
Possible Cause
An exclamation mark
(!) or cross (x) is
attached to [Intersil
PRISM Wireless LAN
PCI Card].
A failure to
recognize the device.
Restart the computer.
A failure in installing
the driver.
Restart the computer.
Other computers are
not displayed when
the [Network
Computer] icon is
double-clicked.
You did not enter the
password when
Windows 98 started.
You clicked [Cancel]
or [ESC] when User
Name/Password
window was shown.
Make sure that you enter user name and password and click [OK]
when starting Windows 98. If you forget your password, enter
another user name. A new user name and password is registered in
the computer.
The network has not
been set up correctly.
Check the setting for the protocol, workgroup, and sharing.
It takes time before
the network is
searched and the
computer connected
is displayed.
Possible Solution
To check this, you need a different procedure, depending upon the
operating system that you use. Refer to the appropriate section of
this chapter.
Perform the following steps to search for the computer.
■
■
■
Click [Start] -> [Search] -> [Other Computers].
Enter the computer name that you are connecting to in [Name],
and click [Search].
Double-click the icon of the computer that has been searched.
A failure in installing
the driver.
Make sure that the driver is correctly installed.
The TCP/IP protocol
is not installed, or,
the IP address is not
set correctly.
Make sure that the TCP/IP protocol is installed. To check this, you
need a different procedure, depending on the operating system that
you use. Refer to the appropriate section of this manual.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Other computers are
not displayed when
the [Network
Computer] icon is
double-clicked.
The TCP/IP protocol
is not installed, or,
the IP address is not
set correctly.
Possible Solution
If the TCP/IP protocol is installed, do the following to check the IP
address:
1. Windows 98:
Click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [MS-DOS Prompt].
Windows 2000:
Click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [Accessories] -> [Command
Prompt].
Windows XP:
Click [Start] -> [All Programs] -> [Accessories] -> [Command
Prompt].
2. Enter “IPCONFIG” command, and press [Enter].
(If your hard disk is C drive, enter
C:\>ipconfig)
Check that the IP address is correctly displayed under the IP Address.
Example:
IP address: 10.0.1.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 10.0.1.1
No communication
due to poor radio
signal.
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Problem
IP packet isn’t reaching its destination
Possible Cause
Run the PING
command to check
the connection
Possible Solution
Perform the following steps to run the PING command to check if the
IP packet is correctly delivered to the destination.
To run the PING command, the TCP/IP protocol must be installed.
First you will determine your IP address, then you will make sure your
IP address can respond, and then you will make sure other computers
can be addressed.
1. Windows 98: Click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [MS-DOS Prompt].
Windows 2000: Click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [Accessories] ->
[Command Prompt].
Windows XP: Click [Start] -> [All Programs] -> [Accessories] ->
[Command Prompt].
2. Type: ipconfig > directory\filename
where directory and filename represent the location at which you
want to find the IP address.
3. Click [Enter], then go to the location you specified above. The IP
address for your system will be contained in the file.
4. To check that your IP address is functioning properly, go back to
the DOS prompt and type: ping <IP address>, then press [Enter].
You will receive several replies, followed by the PING statistics
(similar to below).
5. To check that your system is communicating with other systems,
go to the DOS prompt and type:
\>ping XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. (With the destination IP address in
place of XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX).
Example: if the destination IP address is 10.0.1.3:
C:\>ping 10.0.1.3
A message similar to the following appears if the connection is
successful.
Pinging 10.0.1.3 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 10.0.1.3: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=32
Reply from 10.0.1.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=32
Reply from 10.0.1.3: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=32
Reply from 10.0.1.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=32
If the connection fails, [Request timed out], [Destination host
unreachable], or a similar message appears. In this case, refer to the
“Other computers are not displayed” portion of this chapter.
Cannot connect to
the network
There are several
possible causes, as
listed to the right.
Refer to the
specific section of this
manual or your user’s
manual.
The following causes are possible. Check each one of them.
■
■
■
■
■
■
The network name or encryption key is not right.
The driver has not correctly started.
The destination computer is not turned on.
You do not have the access privilege to the destination computer.
The card has failed.
Hardware conflict.
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Problem
I want to remove the
driver.
(Windows 98)
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Windows 98:
When removing the driver, make sure that the device is attached to
the computer. If you try to remove the driver while the device is
detached from the computer, the driver is not removed.
1.
Right click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop, and then
click [Properties] from the menu that appears. [System Properties] appears.
2. Click the [Device Manager] tab.
3. Click [+] beside [Network adapters].
4. Perform the following steps.
■
Click [Intersil PRISM Wireless LAN PCI Card].
■ Click [Remove]. [Confirm Device Removal] appears.
5. Click [OK]. The device is removed, and [System Settings
Change] appears.
6. Click [No].
7. Close [System Properties].
8. Make sure that the icon has disappeared from the task tray in the
lower right corner of the screen.
9. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel]. [Control Panel]
appears.
10. Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. [Add/Remove
Programs Properties] appears.
11. Double-click [PRISM 11Mbps Wireless LAN for
Windows]. A window appears asking you if you really want to
remove the driver.
12. Click [Yes]. When the driver is removed, a window appears
showing that the driver has been removed.
13. Click [OK].
14. Close [Add/Remove Programs Properties] and [Control Panel].
15. Shut down Windows, and turn off the computer.
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Problem
I want to remove the
driver
(Windows 2000)
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Windows 2000:
When removing the driver, make sure that the device is attached to
the computer. If you try to remove the driver while the device is
detached from the computer, the driver is not removed.
1. Right click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop, and then click
[Properties] from the menu that appears. [System Properties]
appears.
2. Click the [Hardware] tab.
3. Click [Device Manager...]. The [Device Manager] window
appears.
4. Click [+] beside [Network adapters].
5. Right click [Intersil PRISM Wireless LAN PCI Card], and
click [Uninstall] from the menu that is displayed. [Confirm Device
Removal] appears.
6. Click [OK].
7. Close [System Properties].
8. Make sure that the icon has disappeared from the task tray in the
lower right corner of the screen.
9. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
10. Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. [Add/Remove Programs]
appears.
11. Perform the following steps.
■
■
Click [PRISM 11Mbps Wireless LAN for Windows].
Click [Change/Remove].
A window appears asking you if you really want to remove the driver.
12. Click [Yes].
When the driver is removed, a window appears showing that the
driver has been removed.
13. Click [OK].
14. Close [Add/Remove Programs] and [Control Panel].
15. Shut down Windows, and turn off the computer.
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Problem
I want to remove
the driver
(Windows XP)
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Windows XP:
When removing the driver, make sure that the device is attached to
the computer. If you try to remove the driver while the device is
detached from the computer, the driver is not removed.
1. Click [Start], right click [My Computer], and then click [Properties]
from the menu that appears. [System Properties] appears.
2. Click the [Hardware] tab.
3. Click [Device Manager].
4. Click [+] beside [Network adapters].
5. Right click [Intersil PRISM Wireless LAN PCI Card], and
click [Uninstall] from the menu that is displayed. [Confirm Device
Removal] appears.
6. Click [OK].
7. Close [System Properties].
8. Make sure that the icon has disappeared from the task tray in the
lower right corner of the screen.
9. Click [Start] -> [Control Panel]. [Control Panel] appears.
10. Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. [Add/Remove Programs]
appears.
11. Perform the following steps.
■
■
Click [PRISM 11Mbps Wireless LAN for Windows].
Click [Change/Remove].
A window appears asking you if you really want to remove the driver.
12. Click [Yes].
When the driver is removed, a window appears showing that the
driver has been removed.
13. Click [OK].
14. Close [Add/Remove Programs] and [Control Panel].
15. Shut down Windows, and turn off the computer.
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IF A SECOND LAN DEVICE IS INSTALLED
If no access point is found in the network:
Instructions for disabling another LAN device
An IP address is expressed with four values in the range
between 1 and 255.
If you have another LAN card on your computer
running Windows 98, perform the following steps to
disable that LAN card before installing the driver.
Set the each computer as follows: The value in parentheses is a subnet mask.
For Windows 98
<Example>
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].
2. Double-click [System]. [System Properties] appears.
3. Click [+] beside [Network adapters], and doubleclick the standard built-in LAN device.
The following devices appear depending on your
computer model.
Computer A: 192.168.100.2 (255.255.255.0)
[Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LOM with Alert on
LAN 2*]
■ [Intel(R) 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter(10/
100)]
■
[Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C/8130)PCI Fast Ethernet
NIC]
■
or others.
The LAN Card Properties window appears.
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)
4.
Check [Set disable with this hardware profile], and
click [OK]. An [x] mark is added to the LAN card
icon.
5. Click [OK].
6. Restart the system.
ABOUT IP ADDRESSES
Setting IP Addresses
If you are not sure how to set the IP address, refer to the
following procedure.
If you have an access point (DHCP server) on the
network, set the IP address as follows:
Windows 98: [Obtain an IP address automatically]
Windows 2000: [Obtain an IP address automatically]
Windows XP: [Obtain an IP address automatically]
POINT
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.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Technical Specifications for the Optional Integrated Wireless LAN Device
Item
Description
Network Type
IEEE 802.11b
Transfer Rate
11/5.5/2/1Mbps (auto change)
Frequency Range
2,400 - 2,473 MHz
Channels
One of 11 channels is used
Card Type
Non-intelligent
VCC
Class B
Security
Network name, encryption key
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Power Current
Max: 350mA
Maximum number of units recommended for
wireless LAN (AdHoc network)
10 or less
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Index
Index
A
CardBus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
AC
adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 79
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
plug adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
ACPI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
COMM Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Active-Matrix Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adobe Acrobat Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Conventions used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Anti-theft Lock Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
CRT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Application
See Pre-installed Software
Cursor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
D
Auto/Airline Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 79
DC Output Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
B
DC Power Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 27
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
charging indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
cold-swapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
conserving power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
faulty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
increasing life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
level indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
lithium ion battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 81
low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
recharging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
shorted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
suspend mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
warm-swapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Closed Cover Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CMOS RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Default Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
DIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 80
DISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 75
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
adjusting brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 58
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
DMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
DMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Docking Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
BatteryAid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Docking Port Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Drive Image Special Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Drivers and Application CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
E
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ECP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Built-in Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
C
Extended Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
External Monitor Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 48
Cache Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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F
Floppy Disk
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ejecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
initializing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
preparing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
write protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L
LAN (RJ-45) Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
68
39
39
39
39
39
39
Floppy Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 47
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Function Key
F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
LifeBook
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
traveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
LifeBook Security Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
configuring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
deactivating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
deactivating and activating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
launching applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
uninstalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
LifeBook Security/Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . .8, 73
M
Mass Storage Device Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Hard Disk Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 73
capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 42
extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
upgrade module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 47
Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 47
Hibernate Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Hibernation Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Microsoft Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
I
Microsoft Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
H
Hard Disk Drive
access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
IDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Infrared Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 47
Integrated Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Internal LAN Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
IrDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 81
IRQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
K
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 14
cursor keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
windows keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
112
MIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Modem (RJ-11) Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Modem Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Modem Result Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Mouse
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
See Quick Point
MPU-401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
N
Netscape 6.01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
NTSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
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Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
R
NumLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31
P
Restarting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Parallel Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46, 82
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Restoring your hard disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
RJ-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
RJ-45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
PC Card
access indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54, 55
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
S
PCMCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Port Replicator
attaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
detaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SDRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 42
Security Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46, 82
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Shut Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
SMART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Smart Card Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Software
See Pre-installed Software
specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
SRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
POST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Power
AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Auto/Airline adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 12
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 34
Power On Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 60
Power specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Intel SpeedStep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
PS/2 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Q
Quick Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
control adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
double-clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Quick Point Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stereo Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Suspend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Suspend Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 32
S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
T
Theft Prevention Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
calibrating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
double-clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Touch Screen Stylus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
built-in Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
floppy disk drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
mouse/keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 55
port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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U
Universal Serial Bus Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 54
port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
V
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
volume control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
W
Warm-swap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
WFM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Windows
end user license agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Windows keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Application key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Start keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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