User`s guide | Acer 240P series Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 240P/250P series
User’s guide
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TravelMate 240P/250P series User’s guide
Original Issue: June 2003
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We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of
notebook computers your choice for your mobile computing needs.
We hope you will be happy with your TravelMate as much as we
enjoyed making it for you.
Your guides
To help you use your TravelMate, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get
started with setting up your computer.
This User’s guide introduces you to the many ways your
computer can help you be more productive. This guide
provides clear and concise information about the computer,
so read it thoroughly.
If you ever need to print out a copy, this User’s guide is also
available in PDF (Portable Document Format). Follow these
steps:
1 Click on Start, Programs, TravelMate.
2 Click on TravelMate User’s guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your
computer, clicking on TravelMate User’s guide will run the
Acrobat Reader setup program first. Follow the
instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For
instructions on how to use Adobe Acrobat Reader, access
the Help menu.
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First things first
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Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on the computer, simply press and release the power switch
below the LCD screen beside the Launch keys. See “Front view” on
page 3 for the location of the power switch.
To turn the power off, do any of the following:
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Use the Windows shutdown command
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer; then click on Turn Off.
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Use the power switch
Note: You can also use the power switch to perform power
management functions. See “Power management” on page 30.
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Use the customized functions for power management
You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover,
or by pressing the sleep hot key (Fn-F4). See “Power
management” on page 30.
Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and
hold the power switch for more than four seconds to shut down
the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on
again, wait at least two seconds before powering up.
Taking care of your computer
Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
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Do not attempt to use the “TIPS” as show in the following:
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Do not fold the “TIPS” in the position as shown:
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Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it
near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
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Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0ºC (32ºF) or
above 50ºC (122ºF).
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Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
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Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
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Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
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Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and vibration.
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Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt.
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Never place objects on top of the computer to avoid damaging the
computer.
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Do not slam the computer display when you close it.
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Never place the computer on uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC adapter
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter:
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Do not connect the adapter to any other device.
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Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it.
Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from personal
traffic.
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When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself
but pull on the plug.
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The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not
exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension
cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into
a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
Taking care of your battery pack
Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack:
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Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the
power off before removing or replacing batteries.
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Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children.
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Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if
at all possible.
Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
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Power off the computer and remove the battery pack.
2
Disconnect the AC adapter.
3
Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
If any of the following occurs:
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The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged.
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Liquid has been spilled into the product.
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The computer does not operate normally.
Please refer to "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 61.
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A TravelMate tour
Front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Features
Indicators
Understanding the icons
Using the keyboard
Special keys
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Storage
Hard disk
Optical drive
Floppy drive
Audio
Adjusting the volume
Power management
Moving around with your TravelMate
Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Taking the computer home
Traveling with the computer
Traveling internationally with the computer
Securing your computer
Using a computer security lock
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Expanding through options
Connectivity options
Upgrade options
Using system utilities
Notebook Manager
Launch Manager
BIOS Utility
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Contents
First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
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Frequently-asked questions
Error messages
Requesting service
International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW)
Before you call
Contents
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Appendix A Specifications
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Appendix B Notices
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Index
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TravelMate
Your TravelMate computer combines highperformance, versatility, power management
features and multimedia capabilities with a
unique style and ergonomic design. Work
with unmatched productivity and reliability
with your new power computing partner.
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After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for
Starters... poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate
computer.
Front view
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Item
Description
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Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display),
displays computer output.
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Item
Description
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Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that turn on
and off to show the status of the
computer, its functions and components.
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Launch Keys
Buttons for launching frequently used
programs. See“Launch Keys” on page 23
for more details.
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Power switch
Turns on the computer power.
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
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Click buttons (left,
center and right)
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons; the center
button serves as a 4-way scroll button.
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
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Ventilation Slot
Enables the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
Left view
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Item
Description
1
PC Card slot
Connects to two Type II 16-bit PC Card
or 32-bit CardBus PC Card.
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Item
Description
2
Eject button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
3
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or
DVDs depending on the optical drive
type.
4
Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,
infrared printer, IR-aware computer).
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LED indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is
active.
6
Emergency eject button
Ejects the optical drive tray when the
computer is turned off. See page 64
for more details.
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Eject button
Ejects the optical drive tray from the
drive.
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Speaker
Delivers stereo audio output.
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Tablet Input Panel Support
(TIPS)
A folding support to facilitate writing
on the screen.
Right view
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Item
Description
1
Speaker
Delivers stereo audio output.
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Floppy activity
indicator
LED (light-emitting diode) that turns on and
off when the floppy is active.
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Item
Description
3
Floppy drive
Internal diskette drive; accepts 3.5-inch
diskettes.
4
Floppy disk eject
button
Push this button to eject the floppy disk.
5
Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
6
Tablet Input Panel
Support (TIPS)
A folding support to facilitate writing on the
screen.
Rear view
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Item
Description
1
Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
2
Parallel port
Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel
printer).
3
External display
port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to
16M colors at 1024x768 resolution.
4
USB 2.0 ports (4)
Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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Item
Description
5
Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
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Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
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Speaker/Line-out
Headphone jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones).
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Line-in/Mic-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD
player, stereo walkman).
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Bottom view
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Item
Description
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Battery release
latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the battery
pack.
3
Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Your computer is designed for convenience, ergonomic use, and
portability. Running the Windows XP Tablet PC edition operating
system, your TravelMate utilizes an EMR stylus for pen-based input.
Software developed specifically for the computer allows for both
handwriting recognition converted to application text, or handwriting
captured as rich digital ink for manipulation, editing, and formatting.
“Tablet Input Panel Support” (TIPS) located on the back of the display
screen is a folding support to facilitate writing on the screen under
Windows XP Tablet edition.
Writing in the tablet mode
To write in the table mode, follow the steps below:
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Turn the latch to the right (a) and open the display screen in the
direction as shown in the illustration below (b).
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Using your computer in tablet mode
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Push the display screen in the direction as shown in the illustration
below until the "TIPS" stands firmly.
3
Adjust "TIPS" to the angle where you desire.
(Suggested angle :125~150 degrees)
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Begin to write in the tablet mode.
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When you finish writing in the tablet mode, close the display
screen and store “TIPS” back to the “TIPS” slot in the illustration
below.
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Warning: “TIPS” is not a handle ! Do NOT use the "TIPS"
to lift the computer !
Do NOT store"TIPS" to rear side !
Avoid “TIPS” placing pressure on rear cables !
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Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Performance
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Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with 512 KB L2 cache or
Intel® Celeron® processor with 128 KB L2 cache
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CD, DVD, DVD/CD-RW combo or DVD Rewritable drive
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Built-in floppy drive
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High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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High-capacity battery pack
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Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) power
management system
Display
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14.1” Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD)
supporting pen-based input, with 16M color at 1024x768 XGA
(eXtended Graphics Array) resolution
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3D capabilities
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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Supports other output display devices such as LCD projection
panels for large-audience presentations
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"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best
settings for your display and conserves power
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Dual display capability
Multimedia
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16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio with 3D sound and
wavetable synthesizer
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Built-in dual speakers
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High-speed CD, DVD, DVD/CD-RW combo or DVD Rewritable drive
Connectivity
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High-speed fax/data modem port
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Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
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USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports
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802.11a+g/802.11b wireless LAN option
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Bluetooth option
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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All-in-one design (CD, DVD or combo drive, floppy drive, and hard
disk)
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Sleek, smooth and stylish design
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Full-sized keyboard
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
Expansion
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Two Type II CardBus PC Card slots
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Upgradeable memory
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The computer has six easy-to-read status icons below the display
screen.
The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the
display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover
is closed.
Icon
Function
Description
Power
Lights when the computer is on.
Sleep
Lights when the computer enters Standby mode
and blinks when it enters into or resumes from
hibernation mode.
Media Activity
Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or
optical drive is active.
Battery Charge
Lights when the battery is being charged.
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
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Indicators in Cover
When the cover of your computer is closed, 2 easy-to-read icons are
shown, indicating which state or feature is enabled or disabled.
Icon
Description
Lights up when the computer is on.
Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks
when it enters into or resumes from hibernation mode.
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The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate
cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.
Special keys
Lock keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in
uppercase.
Num Lock
(Fn-F11)
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric
mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the
arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you
need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution
would be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock
(Fn-F12)
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down
when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively.
Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.
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Embedded numeric keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric
keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right
corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control
key symbols are not printed on the keys.
Desired access
Num lock on
Num lock off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys
on embedded
keypad
Hold Shift while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while using
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters
on embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a
normal manner.
Note: If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the
computer, the Num Lock feature automatically shifts from the
internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.
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The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows logo key
Start button. Combinations with this key perform
shortcut functions. Below are a few examples:
+ Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
+ E (Explores My Computer)
+ F (Finds Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
Shift +
+ M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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Hot keys
The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of
the computer’s controls like screen brightness, volume output and the
BIOS Utility.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the
other key in the hot key combination.
Hot key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot Key Help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
Setup
Accesses the computer’s
configuration utility.
Fn-F3
Power
Management
Scheme Toggle
Switches the power
management scheme used by
the computer (function
available if supported by
operating system).
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep
mode.
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Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F5
Display Toggle
Switches display output
between the display screen,
external monitor (if
connected) and both the
display screen and external
monitor.
Fn-F6
Screen Blank
Turns the display screen
backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
Fn-F7
Touchpad Toggle
Turns the internal touchpad
on and off.
Fn-F8
Speaker Toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn-↑
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
Fn-↓
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
Fn-→
Brightness up
Increases the screen
brightness.
Fn-←
Brightness down
Decreases the screen
brightness.
Fn-PgUp
Home
Functions as the “Home” key.
Fn-PgDn
End
Functions as the “End” key.
Alt GrEuro
Euro
Types the Euro symbol.
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The Euro symbol
If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United
Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a European layout, you can
type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
Note for US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when
you first set up Windows. For the Euro symbol to work, the
keyboard layout has to be set to United States-International.
To verify the keyboard type:
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Click on Start, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
3
Click on the Language tab and click on Details.
4
Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United
States)" is set to United States-International.
If not, select and click on ADD; then select United StatesInternational and click on OK.
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Click on OK.
To type the Euro symbol:
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Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
2
Open a text editor or word processor.
3
Hold Alt Gr and press the Euro symbol.
Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please
refer to http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for
more information.
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Located at the top of the keyboard are six buttons. These buttons are
called launch keys. They are designated as Wireless, Bluetooth button,
Web browser button, mail button, P1 and P2. The Wireless and
Bluetooth buttons cannot be set by the user. To set the other four
launch keys, run the Acer Launch Manager.
No.
Description
Default application
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Mail
Email application
2
Web browser
Internet browser application
3
P1
User-programmable
4
P2
User-programmable
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Bluetooth(optional)
Starts Bluetooth functionality and
Indicates that Bluetooth is enabled.
6
Wireless(optional)
Opens wireless connectivity and Indicates
status of wireless communication.
Caution: It’s important that Bluetooth and Wireless LAN are
turned off before boarding an airplane.
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Touchpad
The built-in touchpad is a PS/2-compatible pointing device that senses
movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move
your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on
the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support.
Note: When using an external USB or serial mouse, you can press
Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad.
Touchpad basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
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Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
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Press the left (#1) and right (#3) buttons located on the edge of the
touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two
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Use the 4-way scroll (#2) button to scroll up or down and move left
or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the
right scroll bar of Windows applications.
Right
button
Center
button
Function
Left button
Execute
Click twice
quickly
Tap twice (at the
same speed as
double-clicking a
mouse button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Drag
Click and
hold, then
use finger to
drag the
cursor on the
touchpad
Tap twice (at the
same speed as
double-clicking a
mouse button) then
hold finger to the
touchpad on the
second tap and drag
the cursor
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Tap
Click
once
Click
and
hold the
up/
down/
left/
right
Note: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad.
Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive
to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the
response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad’s
responsiveness.
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buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
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Storage
This computer supplies you with the following media storage:
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High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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Optical (CD, DVD, DVD/CD-RW combo, or DVD Rewritable ) drive
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Floppy drive
Hard disk
The high-capacity hard disk is the answer to your storage needs. This is
where your data files and applications are stored.
Optical drive
Your computer comes equipped with an optical drive which may be
one of the following:
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CD-ROM drive
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DVD-ROM drive
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DVD/CD-RW combo drive
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DVD Rewritable drive
Ejecting the CD or DVD tray
To eject the CD or DVD tray when the computer is turned on, press the
drive eject button; then pull out the tray.
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Playing DVD movies
When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you
can play DVD movies on your computer.
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Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disc; then close the DVD
tray.
Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time,
the program asks you to input the region code. DVD discs are
divided into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region
code, it will play DVD discs of that region only. You can set the
region code a maximum of five times (including the first time),
after which the last region code set will remain permanent.
Recovering your hard disk does not reset the number of times the
region code has been set. Refer to the table later in this section
for DVD movie region code information.
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The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds.
Region Code
Country or Region
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U.S.A., Canada
2
Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan
3
Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Korea (South)
4
Latin America, Australia, New Zealand
5
Former U.S.S.R., parts of Africa, India
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People's Republic of China
Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a
different region into the DVD drive.
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When the power is off, you can eject the drive tray using the
emergency eject hole. See page 64.
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Floppy drive
The internal floppy drive accepts standard 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB diskettes.
Ejecting a diskette
Eject a diskette by pressing the floppy disk eject button (1) and pull out
the diskette (2) to remove it.
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The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio. The
built-in dual stereo speakers are easy to access.
There are audio ports on the rear panel of the computer. See “Rear
view” on page 6 for more information on external audio devices.
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Power management
This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors
system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or
more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard
disk, peripherals connected to the serial and parallel ports, and video
memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an
inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in
order to conserve energy.
This computer employs a power management scheme that supports
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), which allows for
maximum power conservation and maximum performance at the same
time. Windows handles all power-saving chores for your computer.
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This section gives you tips and hints on things to consider when moving
around or traveling with your computer.
Disconnecting from the desktop
Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external
accessories:
1
Save your work in progress.
2
Remove any media, diskette or compact disc, from the drive(s).
3
Shut down the operating system.
4
Turn off the computer.
5
Close the display cover.
6
Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.
7
Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external
monitor, and other external devices.
8
Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure the
computer.
Moving around
“when you are just moving within short distances, for example, from
your office desk to a meeting room”
Preparing the computer
Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place
it in Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you
go within the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode,
open the display.
If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different
building, you may choose to shut down the computer:
1
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer.
2
Click on Turn Off.
- or -
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you can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing Fn-F4. Then close
and latch the display.
When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the
display, and press and release the power switch. If the power indicator
is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and turned off.
Press and release the power switch to turn the computer back on.
Note that the computer may enter Hibernation mode after a period of
time it is in Sleep mode. Turn the power on to wake up the computer
from Hibernation mode.
What to bring to short meetings
A fully charged battery runs the computer for about 2 hours under
most circumstances. If your meeting is shorter than that, you probably
do not need to bring anything with you other than the computer.
What to bring to long meetings
If your meeting will last longer than 2 hours or if your battery is not
fully charged, you may want to bring the AC adapter with you to plug
in your computer in the meeting room.
If the meeting room does not have an electrical outlet, reduce the
drain on the battery by putting the computer in Sleep mode. Press FnF4 or close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the
computer. Then tap any key or open the display to resume.
Taking the computer home
“when you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa”
Preparing the computer
After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these
steps to prepare the computer for the trip home:
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Check if you have removed all media, diskettes and compact discs,
from the drive(s). Failure to remove the media can damage the
drive head.
•
Pack the computer in a protective case that can prevent the
computer from sliding around and cushion it if it should fall.
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What to bring with you
Unless you already have some items at home, bring the following items
with you:
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AC adapter and power cord
•
The printed user’s manual
Special considerations
Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to
and from work:
•
Minimize the effect of temperature changes by keeping the
computer with you.
•
If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot
bring the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of
the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat.
•
Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation.
Allow the computer to return to room temperature, and inspect
the screen for condensation before turning on the computer. If
the temperature change is greater than 18°F (10°C), allow the
computer to come to room temperature slowly. If possible, leave
the computer for 30 minutes in an environment with a
temperature between outside and room temperature.
Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to
purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC
adapter, you can avoid transporting the extra weight to and from
home.
If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you
might also want to add an external keyboard, monitor, or mouse.
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Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top cover of the
computer. Pressure against the top cover can damage the screen
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Traveling with the computer
“when you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your
office building to a client’s office building or traveling locally”
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that
the battery in the computer is charged. Airport security may require
you to turn on your computer when bringing it into the gate area.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
•
AC adapter
•
Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s)
•
Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
Special considerations
In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow
these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling:
•
Always take the computer as carry-on luggage.
•
If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security
X-ray machines are safe, but do not put the computer through a
metal detector.
•
Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors.
Traveling internationally with the computer
“when you are moving from country to country”
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
•
AC adapter
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Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are
travelling
•
Spare, fully-charged battery packs
•
Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
•
Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials
•
International Traveler’s Warranty passport
Special considerations
Follow the same special considerations as when traveling with the
computer. In addition, these tips are useful when traveling
internationally:
•
When travelling in another country, check that the local AC
voltage and the AC adapter power cord specifications are
compatible. If not, purchase a power cord that is compatible with
the local AC voltage. Do not use converter kits sold for appliances
to power the computer.
•
If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is
compatible with the telecommunications system of the country
you are travelling in.
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Securing your computer
Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of.
Learn how to protect and take care of your computer.
Security features include hardware and software locks — a security
notch and passwords.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch located on the right panel of the computer
lets you connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object such
as a table or locked drawer handle. Insert the lock into the notch and
turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.
Setting a password
Follow these steps:
1
Use the cursor up/down keys to highlight a password parameter
and press the Enter key. The password box appears.
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Type a password. The password may consist of up to eight
characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9).
3
Press Enter. Retype the password to verify your first entry and press
Enter.
4
After setting the password, the computer automatically sets the
chosen password parameter to Present.
Removing a password
Should you want to remove a password, do the following:
1
Use the cursor up/down keys to highlight a password parameter
and press the Enter key. The password box appears.
2
Enter the current password and press Enter.
3
Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new and
confirm password fields to remove the existing password.
Note: When you want to remove the Hard Disk (or 2nd Hard Disk)
password, you are prompted for the current Hard Disk password
before it is removed.
Changing a password
Should you want to change a password, do the following:
1
Remove the current password.
2
Set a new password.
Setting passwords
You can set passwords using:
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Notebook Manager
•
BIOS Utility
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2 Customizing
my computer
After learning the basics of your TravelMate
computer, let’s get acquainted with the
advanced features of your computer. In this
chapter, you will learn how to add options,
upgrade components for better
performance, and customize your computer.
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Your TravelMate offers you a complete mobile computing experience.
Connectivity options
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you
would with a desktop PC.
Modem
Your computer has a built-in V.90/V.92 56Kbps AC’97 Link modem.
Warning! This modem port is not compatible with digital
phone lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line
will damage the modem.
To use the modem, connect a phone cable from the modem jack to a
phone line jack.
Start your communications software program. See your
communications manual for instructions.
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Network
Your computer has built-in Ethernet/Fast Ethernet capabilities. To use
the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the network jack
to an network jack or hub. Consult your network administrator for
details.
Universal Serial Bus
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which
allows you to connect and daisy-chain USB peripherals without taking
up precious system resources. Your computer has four ports available.
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There are two Type II CardBus PC Card slots found on the left side of
the computer. This slot accepts credit-card-sized cards that enhance
the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should
have a PC Card logo on them.
PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers,
giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs.
CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by expanding the
bandwidth to 32 bits.
Note: Refer to your card’s manual for details on how to install
and use the card and its functions.
Inserting a PC Card
Insert the card into the lower slot and make the proper connections
(e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details.
Ejecting a PC Card
Before ejecting a PC Card:
1
Exit the application using the card.
2
Left-click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar and
click on the PC Card item. Click OK to confirm.
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Press the slot eject button (1) to pop out the eject button; then
press it again (1) to eject the card (2).
Upgrade options
Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However,
some users and the applications they use may demand more. This
computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need
increased performance.
Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a
key component upgrade.
Memory upgrade
Memory is expandable to 2 GB, employing DDR 266/333 256MB/512MB/
1GB SDRAM modules. Two DDR DIMM slots. The computer supports
shadow RAM.
There are two memory slots on your computer, one of which is
occupied by standard memory. You can upgrade memory by installing
a memory module into the available slot, or replacing the standard
memory with a higher-capacity memory module.
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Follow these steps to install memory:
1
Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and
remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access
its base.
2
Remove the screw from the memory cover (a); then lift up and
remove the memory cover (b).
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3
Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot (1), then gently
press it down until it clicks into place (2).
4
Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total
memory size.
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Notebook Manager
The computer has a built-in system setup program called Notebook
Manager. The Windows-based Notebook Manager allows you to set
passwords, the startup sequence of the drives, and power
management settings. It also shows current hardware configurations.
To start the Notebook Manager, press Fn-F2 or follow these steps:
1 Click on Start, Programs, then Notebook Manager.
2 Select the Notebook Manager application to run the program.
Click on Help for more information.
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Launch Manager
There are six Launch Keys located above the keyboard. The Wireless
and Bluetooth buttons are not programmable. Launch Manager only
allows you to set the other four Launch Keys. See “Launch Keys” on
page 23 for more information.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, Programs,
and then Launch Manager to start the application.
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The BIOS Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer’s BIOS (basic input/ouput system).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you
do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter
configuration problems, you may need to run it.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during the POST (power-on selftest) while the TravelMate logo is being displayed.
Navigating the BIOS Utility
These are the menu options: Information, Main, Advanced, Security,
Boot and Exit.
To enter a menu, highlight the item using the ← → keys.
Within a menu, navigate through the BIOS Utility by following these
instructions:
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Press the cursor up/down keys (↑↓) to select item.
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Press the -/+ to change the value of a parameter.
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Press Enter to go to sub-menu.
•
Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to return to the
main menu
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Note: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in
square brackets. Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown
on the bottom of the screen.
Information
The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware
information.
Note: The screen above is for reference only. Actual values may
differ.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
Description
CPU Type
Describes the type of CPU installed in the system.
System Memory
(KB)
Shows the system memory size.
Extended
Memory (MB)
Shows the extended memory size.
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Description
HDD1 Serial
Number
Shows the primary master hard disk drive serial number.
System BIOS
Version
Shows the system BIOS version.
VGA BIOS
Version
Shows the video graphics accelerator BIOS version.
KBC Version
Shows the current keyboard controller (KBC) version
Serial Number
Shows the system serial number.
Asset Tag
Number
Shows the asset tag number.
Product Name
Shows the official name of the product.
Manufacturer
Name
Shows the name of the manufacturer.
UUID
Shows the universally unique identifier number.
Main
The Main menu screen allows you to set basic settings about your
computer such as date and time and boot settings.
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The table below describes the parameters in the screen.
Parameter
Description
System
Time
Sets the system time.
System
Date
Sets the system date.
Boot
Display
Sets the display device when the computer starts up.
QuickBoot
Mode
Quick Boot allows your computer to skip certain tests at startup to speed-up the boot process.
Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)
Format: MMM DD YYYY (month day year)
Options: Both or Auto
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Boot-time
Diagnostic
Screen
Shows the logo during boot up.
Boot on
LAN
When enabled, allows your computer to boot up via the
network
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Hotkey
Beep
Enables or disables a beep when a hotkey is pressed.
Auto Dim
When enabled, the system will automatically dim the LCD
screen when system is running on battery power.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Options: Enabled or Disabled
F12 MultiBoot
When enabled, the “Fn-F12 for multi-boot” message will be
displayed during POST.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
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The Advanced screen contains parameters values that define how your
computer behaves on startup.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Legacy
Diskette A:
Shows the floppy drive information.
Primary
Master
Shows the hard disk information. Press Enter to access the
sub-menu.
Secondary
Master
Shows the optical drive information. Press Enter to access
the sub-menu.
I/O Device
Configuration
Press Enter to access and set the I/O Device Configuration
sub-menu.
PCI IRQ
Routing
Press Enter to access and set the PCI IRQ Routing sub-menu.
USB BIOS
Legacy
Support
Enables or disables the USB BIOS Legacy Support.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
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Primary Master
The Primary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the hard
disk installed in your computer.
Caution: The parameters in this screen are for advanced uses only.
Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen. The
default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings in your hard disk
drive.
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The Secondary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the
optical drive installed in your computer.
Caution: The parameters in this screen are for advanced uses only.
Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen. The
default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings in your hard disk
drive.
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I/O Device Configuration
The I/O Device Configuration sub-menu contains parameters that are
related to your computer hardware.
.
Parameter
Description
Parallel Port
Enables or disables the parallel port.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Mode
Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.
Options: Output only, Bi-direction, EPP, or ECP
Base I/O Address
Sets the I/O address of the parallel port.
Options: 3BC, 378h, or 278h
Interrupt
Sets the interrupt request of the parallel port.
Options: IRQ 5 or IRQ 7
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The PCI IRQ Routing sub-menu allows you to set the IRQs for PCI
devices.
Caution: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users
only. Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen
because these values are already optimized.
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Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and
protect your computer from unauthorized use.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Set Supervisor
Password
When set, this password protects the BIOS Utility from
unauthorized entry.
Press Enter to set this password.
Set User Password
When set, this password protects the computer from
unauthorized entry during boot-up or resume from
Hibernation mode.
Press Enter to set this password.
Password on Boot
When enabled, a password is requested when the
system boots up.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Set Primary Hard
Disk Password
When set, this password prevents the primary hard
disk from unauthorized access. It consists of 8
alphanumeric characters.
Press Enter to set this password.
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The Boot menu contains parameter values that determine in what
order the bootable devices in your computer start-up.
Setting the Boot drive sequence
Use the cursor up/down keys to select a boot device, then press ↑ or ↓
to change its order. Items with a “+” sign can be further expanded.
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Exit
This menu contains the exit options.
.
Parameter
Description
Exit Saving
Changes
Saves your changes and exits the BIOS Utility.
Exit Discarding
Changes
Discards your changes and exits the BIOS Utility.
Load Setup
Defaults
Loads default settings for all setup parameters.
Discard Changes
Discards your changes.
Save Changes
Saves your changes.
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my computer
This chapter instructs you on how to deal
with common system problems. Read it
before calling a technician if a problem
occurs. Solutions to more serious problems
require opening up the computer. Do not
attempt to open the computer by yourself.
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center for assistance.
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The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the
use of your computer. Easy answers and solutions are provided for
each one.
I pressed the power switch and opened the display, but the computer
does not start or boot-up.
Look at the Power indicator:
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•
•
If it is not lit, no power is being applied to the computer. Check
the following:
•
If you are running on battery power, it may be low and unable
to power the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge
the battery pack.
•
Make sure that the AC adapter is plugged in properly to the
computer and to the power outlet.
If it is lit, check the following:
•
If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode.
Press any key or tap on the touchpad to resume.
•
Is a non-bootable (non-system) diskette in the floppy drive?
Remove or replace it with a system diskette and press Ctrl-AltDel to restart the system.
The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the
startup disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy
drive and press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart the system. This will
diagnose your system and make necessary fixes.
Nothing appears on the screen.
The computer’s power management system automatically blanks the
screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, two things might
be the cause:
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The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn-→ to increase the
brightness level.
•
The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the
display toggle hot key Fn-F5 to toggle the display back to the
computer.
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Image is not full-screen.
Make sure that the resolution is set to 1024x768. This is the native
resolution of your computer display. Right-click on your Windows
desktop and select Properties to bring up the Display Properties
dialog box. Then click on the Settings tab to make sure that the
resolution is set to the appropriate resolution. Resolutions lower than
the specified resolution are not full-screen on the computer or on an
external monitor.
No audio is heard from the computer.
Check the following:
•
The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume
control (speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on
the icon and deselect the Mute option.
•
The speakers may be turned off. Press Fn-F8 to turn the speakers
on (this hot key also turns the speakers off).
•
The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume
control icon on the taskbar.
•
If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to
the line-out port, the internal speakers automatically turn off.
I want to eject the CD or DVD tray without turning on the power. I
cannot eject the CD or DVD tray.
There is a mechanical eject button on the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray.
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Check the following:
•
Make sure the diskette is properly inserted in the floppy drive.
•
Make sure the diskette is formatted.
•
If the diskette is not the cause of the problem, the floppy drive
may be dirty. Clean it using a drive cleaning kit. Follow the
instructions included with the kit.
The CD or DVD drive cannot access a disc.
Check the following:
•
Make sure the disc is supported by the drive. If your computer has
a CD-ROM drive, it can read CDs but cannot read DVDs. If your
computer has a DVD drive, it can read DVDs in addition to CDs.
•
When placing the CD or DVD in the drive tray, make sure it is
secure in the spindle on the drive tray.
•
Make sure the CD or DVD is free from scratches or smudges. If the
CD or DVD is dirty, clean it using a disc cleaning kit. Remember to
follow the instructions included with the kit.
•
If the problem does not lie with the disc, your CD or DVD drive
may be dirty. Clean it using a drive cleaning kit. Follow the
instructions included with the kit.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to the USB connector on the
computer’s rear. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized
service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose.
The serial mouse does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the serial cable is plugged securely into the serial
port.
•
During the POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that
the serial port is enabled. See “BIOS Utility” on page 49 for more
details.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
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Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that
it is turned on.
•
Depending on your connection (USB or parallel), make sure that
the printer cable is connected securely to the appropriate port on
your computer and the corresponding port on the printer.
•
During POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that the
parallel port is enabled if you use a parallel printer.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
To properly use your communications software, you need to set up
your location:
1
Click on Start, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Phone and Modem Options.
3
Click on the Dialing Rules tab and begin setting up your location.
Refer to Windows Help and Support.
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International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW)
Your computer is backed by an International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW)
that gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our
worldwide network of service centers are there to give you a helping
hand.
An ITW passport comes with your computer. This passport contains all
you need to know about the ITW program. A list of available,
authorized service centers is in this handy booklet. Read this passport
thoroughly.
Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially when you travel to
receive the benefits from our support centers. Place your proof-ofpurchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport.
If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized
ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide.
Please consult www.acersupport.com
Before you call
Please have the following information available when you call Acer for
online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With
your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help
solve your problems efficiently.
If there are error messages or beeps reported by your computer, write
them down as they appear on the screen (or the number and sequence
in the case of beeps).
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You are required to provide the following information:
Name:________________________________________
Address:______________________________________
______________________________________________
Telephone number:____________________________
Machine and model type:_______________________
Serial number:_________________________________
Date of purchase:______________________________
Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix lists the general specifications
of your computer.
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Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with 512 KB L2 cache
- or Intel® Celeron® processor with 128 KB L2 cache
Memory
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Main memory expandable to 2 GB
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Two DDR DIMM slots
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Support DDR 266/333 256MB, 512MB, 1GB SDRAM modules
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512 KB Flash ROM BIOS; Shadow RAM support
Data storage
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One 3.5-inch internal floppy drive
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One high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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One 5.25-inch internal CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW combo, or
DVD Rewritable drive
Display and video
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14.1" Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal-display (LCD)
supporting pen-based input, with 32-bit true-color at 1024x768
eXtended Graphics Array (XGA) resolution
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3D capabilities
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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Dual display capability
Audio
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16-bit AC’97 stereo audio with built-in wavetable synthesizer
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Dual speakers
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Windows Sound System-compatible
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Separate audio ports for line-out, line-in devices
Keyboard and pointing device
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84/85-key Windows keyboard
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with scroll
function
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Appendix A Specifications
I/O ports
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Two type II PC Card slots
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One RJ-11 phone jack (V.90/V.92, 56Kbps modem)
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One RJ-45 network jack (Ethernet 10/100BaseT)
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One DC-in jack (AC adapter)
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One parallel port (ECP/EPP compliant)
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One external monitor port
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One line-out jack (3.5mm minijack)
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One line-in jack (3.5mm minijack)
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Four USB 2.0 ports
Weight and dimensions
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3.776 kg (8.32 lbs) for 14.1" TFT model with battery
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332 (W) x 294 (D) x 45.2~49.7 (H) mm
Environment
•
•
Temperature
•
Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C
•
Non-operating: -10°C ~ 60°C
Humidity (non-condensing)
•
Operating: 20% ~ 85% RH
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Non-operating: 20% ~ 85% RH
System
•
Microsoft Windows XP Home/Pro
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ACPI support
•
DMI 2.0-compliant
Power
•
Battery pack
•
•
4000mAh Li-Ion battery pack
AC adapter
•
120-Watt
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Options
•
256MB/512MB/1GB memory upgrade module
•
Additional AC adapter and battery pack
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Appendix A Specifications
Appendix B
Notices
This appendix lists the general notices of
your computer.
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This device 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 device 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 device does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables
to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to
comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation
with non-certified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV
reception.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications
Commission, to operate this computer.
Use conditions
This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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 undesired operation.
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Appendix B Notices
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Modem notices
FCC
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the bottom
side of the modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC
Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment.
Upon request, you must provide this information to your telephone company.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they
will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be
notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your
equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an
opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment
from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If the problem is
with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or vendor.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - “TBR 21”] for
pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone
Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs
provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an
unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN termination
point. In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in
the first instance.
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Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for
ventilation; to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it
from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or
over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper
ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult
your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where persons will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total
ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total
rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse
rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
10 Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
11 Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
b
If liquid has been spilled into the product
c
If the product has been exposed to rain or water
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Important safety instructions
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d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
e
If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
f
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
12 Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Refer battery replacement to a qualified serviceman.
13 Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children and
dispose of used batteries promptly.
14 Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your
accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA
certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its
equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).
Laser compliance statement
The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product. The CD or DVD
drive’s classification label (shown below) is located on the drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT
LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS
D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS.
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1
VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET
NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN
PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I
ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE
EXPONERSE A LOS RAYOS.
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING VEDÅBNING SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN.
VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSÅTEILYLLE.
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNAD ÅLÅ TUIJOTA
SÅTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN
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ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I STRÅLEN
Lithium battery statement
The TravelMate 240P/250P series uses the lithium battery, models BTP58A1, BTP-59A1 and BTP-60A1 only.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
ADVARSEL!
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun
ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte batteri tilbage til
leverandøren.
ADVARSEL
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller
en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i
henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
VARNING
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp eller en
ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera anvãnt
batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
VAROITUS
Päristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo
ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo
valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
VORSICHT!
Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie Ersatz nur durch
denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung
gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers.
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VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN I
STRÅLEN
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Year 2000 compliance statement
The TravelMate 240P/250P series notebook computer carries the "Hardware
NSTL Tested Year 2000 Compliant" logo, which certifies that this model has
been tested by NSTL using the YMark2000 test, and has been found to meet
NSTL's standards for Year 2000 hardware compliance.
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques.
Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or colored
dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
A-Tick notice
Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, 4,819,098, and
4,907,093 licensed for limited viewing uses only.
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously
labelled permitted or certified.
The unit shall be connected to Telecommunication Network through a
line cord which meets the requirements of ACA Technical Standard
TS008.
Australian approved mains cord set shall be used with the equipment.
Regulatory information for 802.11b WLAN
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with 802.11b
wireless LAN only.
Regulatory Information
The Wireless module must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions. This device complies with the following radio
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Canada - Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with the standards listed below, following the provisions of
the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC:
• ETSI EN 301 489-1/17
• ETSI EN 300 328-2
USA - Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the devices in an
Wireless LAN System is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Wireless module is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Wireless module shall be used in
such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is
minimized.
The transmitter and the antenna are permanently installed inside the notebook, and are specific for this model (not for generic computer). The antenna of
this device is installed on the top of the LCD display. For compliance with FCC
radiation exposure limits. it should be operated with a separation distance of
20cm or more between the antenna and the body of the user, and the antenna
should not be operated next to a nearby person.
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 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 of the following measures:
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frequency and safety standards.
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Appendix B Notices
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: To assure continued compliance, any changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this
equipment (example - use only shielded interface cables when
connecting to computer or peripheral devices).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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 undesired operation.
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A
AC adapter
caring for v
audio 25
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 62
25
B
battery pack
caring for v
charging indicator 11
BIOS Utility 45– 57
Advanced menu
i/o device configuration
pci irq routing 54
primary master 51
secondary master 52
advanced menu 50
boot menu 56
exit menu 57
main menu 48
navigating 46
security menu 55
BIOS utility 45
brightness
hotkeys 17
C
caps lock 13
on indicator 11
care
AC adapter v
battery pack v
computer iv
CD
troubleshooting 63
CD-ROM
ejecting 22
ejecting manually 62
troubleshooting 62
cleaning
computer v
computer
bringing to meetings 28
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D
date
setting in BIOS Utility 49
display
hotkeys 16
troubleshooting 61, 62
DVD 23
troubleshooting 63
DVD movies
playing 23
E
error messages
Ethernet 38
Euro 17
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F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
floppy drive
troubleshooting 63
frequently-asked questions 61
front view 3
H
hard disk 22
help
online services
Hibernation mode
hotkey 16
hotkeys 15
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Index
caring for iv
cleaning v
disconnecting 27
features 3, 9
indicators 11
keyboards 13
moving around 27
on indicator 11
performance 9
security 32
setting up a home office 29
taking home 28
traveling internationally 30
traveling on local trips 30
troubleshooting 60
turning off iv
CPU 47
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I
indicator lights 11
ITW. See warranty
K
keyboard 13
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 15
lock keys 13
troubleshooting 63
Windows keys 15
14
L
LEDs
11
M
media access
on indicator 11
memory
installing 42– 43
upgrading 41
messages
error 65
modem 37
mouse
troubleshooting 63
questions
setting location for modem use
64
S
network 38
Notebook Manager 44
hotkey 16
notice
DVD copyright protection 84
year 2000 compliance 84
num lock 13
on indicator 12
numeric keypad
embedded 14
num lock 14
O
41
P
parallel port
setting in BIOS Utility
46
Q
N
online services 69
optical drive 22
options
memory upgrade
PC Card 40
ejecting 40
inserting 40
ports 37
POST (power-on self-test)
printer
troubleshooting 63
problems 61
CD 63
CD-ROM 62
diskette 63
display 61, 62
DVD 63
floppy drive 63
keyboard 63
printer 63
serial mouse 63
startup 61
troubleshooting 60
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safety
CD-ROM 82
FCC notice 79
general instructions 81
modem notices 80
scroll lock 13
security
keylock 32
service
when to call vi
speakers
hotkey 17
troubleshooting 62
specifications 72
Standby mode
hotkey 16
status indicator 11
status indicators 11
storage 22
CD, DVD, or DVD/CD-RW combo
drive 22
hard disk 22
support
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BIOS Setup
T
V
time
view
setting in BIOS Utility 48
touchpad 20
hotkey 17
using 20– 21
travel
international flights 30
local trips 30
troubleshooting 60
front 4
left 4
rear 6
right 5
volume
adjusting
U
universal serial bus
utility
39
45– 57
25
W
warranty
International Traveler’s Warranty 69
Windows keys 15
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