Acer 710 Series Laptop User Manual

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Copyright © 1998 Acer Incorporated
All Rights Reserved — Printed in Taiwan
Extensa 700/710 Series Notebook Computer User’s Guide
Part No.: 49.47A01.001
Original Issue: April 1998
First Revision: May 1998
Second Revision: July 1998
Changes may be made periodically to the information in this
publication without obligation to notify any person of such revision or
changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this
manual. This company makes no representations or warranties,
either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and
specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.
Record the serial number, purchase date, and model number in the
space provided below. The serial number and model number are
recorded on the label affixed to the case. All correspondence
concerning your unit should include the serial number, model
number, and date of purchase.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval
system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without the prior
written permission of Acer Incorporated.
Extensa Notebook Computer
Model___________Serial No.____________Purchase Date_______________
Extensa is a trademark and a product of Acer Inc., developed with Texas
Instruments Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the
property of their respective companies. Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Table of Contents
Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Connecting the Computer .
Getting Help Online . . . . .
Support Information . . . . .
Care and Maintenance . . .
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Chapter 1 Getting Familiar with your Computer . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . .
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing your Computer.
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Chapter 2 Operating on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Heuristic Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Chapter 3 Peripherals and Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
External Monitor. . . . . . . .
External Keyboard . . . . . .
External Keypad . . . . . . . .
External Pointing Device . .
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Devices . . . . . . . . . .
Mini Docking Station . . . .
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Options . . .
Key Component Upgrades .
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Chapter 4 Moving with your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Disconnecting from the Desktop .
Moving Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taking the Computer Home . . . .
Traveling with the Computer. . . .
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Traveling Internationally with the Computer . . . . . . 69
Chapter 5 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
System Software . .
PhDISK . . . . . . . . .
Notebook Manager
Setup Utility . . . . .
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Chapter 6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Frequently-Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Appendix A Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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Notices
FCC Notice
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:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
2. Increase the separation between the device and receiver
3. Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for help
Notice: Shield 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.
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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.
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.
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Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions carefully. Save these
instructions for future reference.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the
product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water.
5. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or
table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to
the product.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not
locate this product where persons will walk on the cord.
9. 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.
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10.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.
11.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.
12.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
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.
13.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.
14.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.
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15.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).
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Laser Compliance Statement
The CD-ROM drive in this computer is a laser product. The
CD-ROM drive’s classification label (shown below) is located
on the drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: 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
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR
ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR
IKKE INN I STRÅLEN
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Lithium Battery Statement
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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Year 2000 Compliance Statement
The Extensa 700 series notebook computer is Year 2000compliant and carries the “NSTL Hardware Tested Year
2000 Compliant” logo. This model has been tested both by
Acer’s internal test labs and NSTL using NSTL’s
YMARK2000 certification test. These tests certify that this
model will successfully make the year 2000 transition.
For more details, check the Acer Year 2000 Resource Center
at http://www.acer.com/year2000
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Preface
This manual describes features of the Extensa 700/710
Series notebook computers. The Extensa series computers
incorporate such features as CardBus, PCI-based 16-bit
stereo audio, Fast Infrared, internal pointing device,
Universal Serial Bus, and all-in-one media storage.
This manual should answer most of the questions you have
about the day-to-day operation of your Extensa notebook
computer.
Use the Just for Starters… instructions that came with your
computer to get your computer running for the first time.
You should also take advantage of the online help files that
are available with almost all of the programs shipped with
your computer.
We hope you enjoy your Extensa computer. With proper
care, your computer will provide you with years of
productive service.
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Connecting the Computer
Connecting the computer is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Slide out the battery compartment cover and insert the
battery pack into the battery compartment. Then slide
the battery compartment cover in place.
Note: When using a battery pack for the first time, fully
recharge the battery, then disconnect the adapter to use
up the battery before recharging again. You only need to
do this once with a new battery.
The battery pack has a pull loop at the end for easy
removal.
2. Connect one end of the AC adapter to the DC-in port on
the computer’s rear panel and the other end to a
properly grounded power outlet.
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3. Slide the display cover latch to the left to open the
display. Slide the power switch towards the rear of the
computer then release it to turn on the power. The
POST (Power On Self-Test) routine executes and
Windows begins loading.
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Note: To turn off the power, press the power switch for
more than four seconds. If you are using Windows 98 or
Windows 95 operating system, we recommend that you
use the Shutdown command to turn off the computer. If
you turn off the computer and want to turn it on again,
wait at least two seconds before powering up.
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Getting Help Online
This user’s guide provides clear and concise information
about the computer, so read it thoroughly. To provide you
with help when traveling, the computer also has a
comprehensive online help.
Accessing Online Help
Follow these steps to access the online documentation:
1. Press the Windows logo button or Click on the Start
button.
2. Select Programs.
3. Click on Extensa Online.
The online help is easy to navigate with hypertext and
hypergraphics. Clear illustrations help describe notebook
operation as well.
Getting Online
If you are connected to the Internet and have World Wide
Web access, visit our home page (http://www.acer.com/)
and get the latest information about our products.
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Support Information
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 are in this handy
booklet. Read this passport thoroughly.
Note: Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially
when you travel to receive the benefits from our support
centers. Place your proof-of-purchase in the flap located
inside the front cover of the ITW passport.
If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acerauthorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with
our offices worldwide.
For technical assistance and support in the United States
and Canada, you can call 1-800-816-2237. You can also
contact a local dealer or distributor in the country you are
traveling in for assistance.
To view support information, follow these steps:
1. Click on Start, Settings…, Control Panel.
2. Double-click on System.
3. Click on Support Information.
Note: If you are connected to the Internet and have World
Wide Web access, visit our home page (http://
www.acer.com/) and get an updated list of our worldwide
offices, as well as information about our products.
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Care and Maintenance
Taking Care of Your Computer
Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
❑ Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not
place near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
❑ Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0ºC
(32ºF) or above 50ºC (122ºF).
❑ Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
❑ Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
❑ Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
❑ Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and
vibration.
❑ Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt.
❑ Never place objects on top of the computer to avoid
damaging the computer.
❑ Never place the computer on uneven surfaces.
Taking Care of your AC Adapter
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter:
❑ Do not connect the adapter to any other device.
❑ 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.
❑ 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:
❑ Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements.
Turn the power off before removing or replacing
batteries.
❑ Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from
children.
❑ Dispose of used batteries according to local
regulations. Recycle if at all possible.
Cleaning and Servicing
When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
1. 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.
Contact your dealer or see your service technician if any of
the following occurs:
❑ The computer has been dropped or the body has been
damaged.
❑ Liquid has been spilled into the product.
❑ The computer does not operate normally.
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Getting Familiar with your Computer
This computer combines high-performance, 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.
This chapter gives an in-depth "tour" of the computer’s
many features.
Contents
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Special Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Lock Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Embedded Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows 98/Windows 95 Keys . . . . . . . . 11
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Keyboard Ergonomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Touchpad Basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Floppy Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Media Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Left Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Fast Infrared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Rear Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Universal Serial Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Right Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Fax/Data Modem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
PC Card Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Bottom Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Securing your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Security Notch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Features
Features
This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here
are just a few of its many features:
Performance
❑ Intel Pentium® II processor or Intel Pentium® processor
with MMX™ technology
❑ 64-bit main memory and external (L2) cache memory
❑ Large LCD display and PCI local bus video with 128-bit
graphics acceleration
❑ Internal removable CD-ROM drive (media bay)
❑ Internal 3.5-inch floppy drive
❑ High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE removable hard disk
❑ Lithium-Ion battery pack
❑ Heuristic power management system with standby and
hibernation power saving modes
Multimedia
❑ PCI-based 16-bit high-fidelity stereo audio with
3-D sound and wavetable synthesizer
❑ Built-in dual speakers
❑ S-video output
❑ Ultra-slim, high-speed CD-ROM drive
Connectivity
❑ High-speed fax/data modem port
❑ Fast infrared wireless communication
❑ USB (Universal Serial Bus) port
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Features
Human-centric Design and Ergonomics
❑ Lightweight and slim
❑ Sleek, smooth and stylish design
❑ Full-sized keyboard
❑ Wide and curved palm rest
❑ Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
Expansion
❑ CardBus PC card (formerly PCMCIA) slots (two type II/I
or one type III) with ZV (Zoomed Video) port support
❑ Mini docking station option for one-step connect/
disconnect from peripherals
❑ Upgradeable memory and hard disk
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Display
Display
The large graphics display offers excellent viewing, display
quality and desktop performance graphics. The computer
supports two different display configurations — Super Clear
Color (SCC) or Thin-Film Transistor (TFT).
Video Performance
PCI local bus video with 128-bit graphics acceleration and
2MB Extended Data Out (EDO) video RAM boost video
performance.
Simultaneous Display
The computer’s large display and multimedia capabilities
are great for giving presentations. If you prefer, you can
also connect an external monitor when giving
presentations. This computer supports simultaneous LCD
and CRT display. Simultaneous display allows you to
control the presentation from your computer and at the
same time face your audience. With the built-in S-video
output jack, you can even connect other output display
devices such as LCD projection panels for large-audience
presentations.
Power Management
The power management system incorporates an "automatic
LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best
settings for your display and at the same time conserves
power. See “Heuristic Power Management” on page 39 for
more information on power management features.
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Display
Opening and Closing the Display
To open the display, slide the display cover latch to the left
and lift up the cover. Then tilt it to a comfortable viewing
position. The computer employs a microswitch that turns
off the display (and enters standby mode) to conserve power
when you close the display cover, and turns it back on
when you open the display cover.
Note: If an external monitor is connected, the computer
turns off the display (but does not enter standby mode)
when you close the display cover.
To close the display cover, fold it down gently until the
display cover latch clicks into place.
Caution: To avoid damaging the display, do not
slam it when you close it. Also, do not place any
object on top of the computer when the display is
closed.
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Indicators
Indicators
The computer has six easy-to-read status indicators (LEDs)
under the display screen.
The Power and Standby indicators 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.
Standby
Lights when the computer enters
Standby mode.
Media Activity
Lights when the floppy drive, hard
disk or CD-ROM drive (or other
media bay module) is active.
Battery Charge
Lights when the battery is being
charged.
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Indicators
Icon
8
Function
Description
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated
Num Lock
Lights when Numeric Lock is
activated
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Keyboard
Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad,
separate cursor keys, two Windows 98/Windows 95 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 ↑ or ↓ respectively.
Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.
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Keyboard
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 cursorcontrol 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 numlock feature automatically shifts
from the internal keyboard to the external keyboard or
keypad.
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Keyboard
Windows 98/Windows 95 Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows 98-/
Windows 95-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows logo key
Start button. Combinations with this key
performs special functions. Below are a
few examples:
á + Tab (Activate next Taskbar button)
á + E (Explore My Computer)
á + F (Find Document)
á + M (Minimize All)
Shift + á + M (Undo Minimize All)
á + R (Display Run dialog box)
Application key
Opens the application’s context menu
(same as right-click).
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Keyboard
Hot Keys
The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to
access most of the computer’s controls like screen contrast
and brightness, volume output and the BIOS setup utility.
Hot Key
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Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays a list of the hotkeys
and their functions.
Fn-F2
Setup
Accesses the notebook
configuration utility. See
“Notebook Manager” on
page 74.
Fn-F3
Standby
Puts the computer in
Standby mode. Press any
key to return.
See “Standby Mode” on
page 40 to learn more
about Standby mode.
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Keyboard
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F4
Hibernation
Puts the computer in
Hibernation mode (if
PHDISK, the hibernation
utility, is installed, valid and
enabled). Press the power
switch to resume.
Otherwise, the computer
enters Standby mode. See
“Hibernation Mode” on
page 42 for more about
Hibernation mode.
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
on/off
Turns the internal
touchpad on and off.
Fn-F8
Speaker on/
off
Turns the speakers on and
off; mutes the sound.
Fn-↑
Contrast up
Increases the screen
contrast (available only for
models with SCC displays).
Fn-↓
Contrast
down
Decreases the screen
contrast (available only for
models with SCC displays).
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Keyboard
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-→
Brightness up
Increases the screen
brightness.
Fn-←
Brightness
down
Decreases the screen
brightness.
Fn-H
Turbo mode
on/off
Toggles turbo mode on
and off. With turbo mode
off, power management is
maximized.
Note: If you want to use an external PS/2 mouse, first
enable the touchpad, connect the external PS/2 mouse,
then disable the touchpad if necessary.
Activating Hot Keys
When activating hot keys, press and hold the first key Fn
before pressing the other key in the hot key combination.
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Keyboard
Keyboard Ergonomics
Located below the keyboard, the wide and curved palm rest
is ergonomically designed to provide you with a very
comfortable place to rest your hands while you type.
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Touchpad
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 palm rest
provides optimum comfort and support.
Note: When using an external mouse, you can press FnF7 to disable the internal touchpad. If you want to use an
external PS/2 mouse, first enable the touchpad, connect
the external PS/2 mouse, then disable the touchpad if
necessary.
Touchpad Basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
❑ Move your finger across the touchpad to move the
cursor.
❑ Press the left and right buttons located on the edge of
the touchpad to do selection and execution functions.
These two buttons are similar to the left and right
buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad produces
similar results.
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Touchpad
Right
Button
Function
Left Button
Execution
Click
twice
quickly
Tap twice (at the same
speed as doubleclicking the mouse
button)
Selection
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 doubleclicking the mouse
button) and hold finger
to the touchpad on the
second tap to drag the
cursor
Access
context
menu
Tap
Click
once
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 too
hard will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.
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Storage
Storage
This computer supplies you with all-in-one media storage:
❑ High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
❑ Standard ultra-slim internal 3.5-inch floppy drive
❑ High-speed CD-ROM drive (swaps with other highcapacity media modules)
Hard Disk
The removable hard disk module can be upgraded when
you need more storage space. See “Hard Disk Upgrade” on
page 61.
Floppy Drive
The ultra-slim internal floppy drive reads and writes on
standard 3.5-inch diskettes.
Ejecting a Floppy Disk
Press the floppy disk eject button to eject a floppy disk from
the floppy drive.
Media Bay
A high-speed CD-ROM drive module sits in the media bay
on the right side of the computer. The CD-ROM drive gives
you portable multimedia access.
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Storage
Ejecting the CD-ROM Tray
To eject the CD-ROM drive tray when the computer is
turned on, press the CD-ROM eject button.
Note: When power is off, you can eject the CD-ROM drive
tray using the emergency eject hole. See page 100.
Swapping Modules
The flexible media bay allows you to swap the standard CDROM drive with other high-capacity media modules such as
a DVD-ROM drive, an LS-120 drive or a second hard disk.
Follow these steps:
1. Shutdown the computer.
2. Locate the media bay release latch; then slide the latch
towards the media bay and hold.
3. Grasp the media bay release grip area and pull the
module out of the media bay; then release the media bay
release latch.
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Storage
4. Insert a module into the media bay until it clicks in
place.
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Ports
Ports
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your
computer as you would with a desktop PC.
Note: See Chapter 3 on how to connect external devices to
the computer.
Left Ports
Icon
Port
Connects to...
S-video jack
Television with S-video input jack
Infrared port
Infrared device (e.g., infrared
printer, IR-aware computers)
USB port
USB device (e.g., USB mouse)
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Ports
S-Video
You can connect a television set with a s-video input jack to
the computer, useful for large audience presentations and
entertainment.
Fast Infrared
The computer’s fast infrared (FIR) port allows you to do
wireless data transfer with other IR-aware computers and
peripherals such as infrared printers. The infrared port can
transfer data at speeds of up to four megabits per second
(Mbps) at a distance of up to one meter.
To use FIR, position two IR-aware devices such that their IR
ports are no more than one meter apart and offset no more
than 15 degrees.
When the two computers are in position, simply begin the
data transfer as you normally would. See your file transfer
software for details.
Universal Serial Bus
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is a high-speed serial
bus which allows you to connect and daisy-chain USB
peripherals without taking up precious system resources.
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Rear Ports
Icon
Port
Connects to...
Speaker-out
jack
Speakers or headphones
Line-in/
Microphonein jack
Audio line-in device with a 3.5mm
minijack (e.g., condenser
microphone, audio CD player,
stereo walkman).
Serial port
Serial device (e.g., serial mouse)
Modem jack
Phone line
Parallel port
Parallel device (e.g., parallel printer)
External
monitor port
Display monitor (up to 1024x768
resolution, 64K-colors)
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Ports
Icon
Port
Connects to...
DC-in jack
AC adapter and power outlet
Fax/Data Modem
The computer has a built-in fax/data modem.
Caution: 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 fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable
from the modem port to a telephone jack.
Start your communications software program. See your
communications manual for instructions.
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Right Ports
Icon
Port
Connects to...
PC Card slots
16-bit PC Cards and 32-bit
CardBus PC Cards (ZV- support)
PS/2 port
PS/2-compatible device (e.g., PS/
2 keyboard/mouse/keypad).
PC Card Slots
There are two type II/I or one type III CardBus PC Card
slots found on the right panel of the computer. These slots
accept credit-card-sized cards that enhance the usability
and expandability of the computer.
PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable
computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded
by desktop PCs. Popular type II cards include flash
memory, SRAM, fax/data modem, LAN and SCSI cards.
Common type III cards are 1.8-inch ATA drives and cellular
modems. CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card
technology by expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.
ZV (Zoomed Video) port support allows your computer to
support hardware MPEG in the form of a ZV PC card.
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Ports
Note: Refer to your card’s manual for details on how to
install and use the card and its functions.
Inserting a Card
Insert the card into the desired slot and make the proper
connections (e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your
card manual for details.
For type III cards, insert the card into the lower slot.
Ejecting a Card
Before ejecting a PC card:
❑ Exit the application using the card.
❑ Left-click on the PC card icon on the taskbar and stop
the card operation.
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Ports
Then press the slot eject button to eject the card.
Bottom Port
Docking Connector
Icon
Port
Connects to...
Mini docking
connector
Mini docking station
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Audio
Audio
The standard computer configuration includes 16-bit highfidelity stereo audio with further enhancements that
include 3D sound for true audio immersion. Dual speakers
located on each side of the display hinge direct sound
towards to further enhance sound output. A sensitive
microphone is located above the display screen.
Microphone
Besides the built-in speakers, there are audio ports on the
left panel of the computer. See “Audio Devices” on page 52
for more information on connecting external audio devices.
Controlling Volume
Controlling volume on the computer is easy with a rotary
volume control knob on the right panel. Turn the knob to
the right to increase the volume; turn it to the left to
decrease the volume.
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Securing your Computer
Securing your Computer
Security features include hardware and software locks — a
security notch and a two-level password scheme.
Security Notch
A security notch located on the rear panel of the computer
lets you connect a Kensington-compatible key-based
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.
Passwords
A two-level password scheme protects your computer from
unauthorized access. When set, no one can access the
computer without entering the correct password.
There are two types of passwords you can set:
❑ Supervisor Password secures your computer against
unauthorized use and prevents unauthorized access to
certain sections of the Setup Utility. Once set, you must
key-in this password to set certain parameters in the
Setup Utility. See “Setup Utility” on page 83 for details.
❑ User Password secures your computer against
unauthorized use.
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Important: Do not forget your password! If you
forget your password, you need to contact your
dealer.
Note: You must set the supervisor password before you
can set the user password.
Setting a Password
You can set the password using:
❑ Notebook Manager -- go to page 78.
❑ Setup Utility -- go to page 92.
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Operating on Battery Power
The computer operates on AC or battery power. This
chapter contains the information you need to know to
operate the computer on battery power. It also includes
information on how your computer manages and saves
power.
Contents
Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Pack Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and Removing the Battery Pack . . . .
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Battery Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Windows Battery Meter . . . . . .
Optimizing Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery-low Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heuristic Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Management Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Disk Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peripheral Standby Modes . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hibernation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Battery Pack
The computer uses a battery pack that gives you long use
between charges.
Battery Pack Characteristics
The battery pack has the following characteristics:
❑ Employs Current Battery Technology Standards
The computer uses a Lithium-Ion battery pack which
does not have the memory effect problem of Nickel
Cadmium (NiCd) batteries. Li-Ion batteries consistently
provide the longest battery life, best-suited for road
warriors.
❑ Battery-low Warning
When the battery charge level becomes low, the
computer gives off warning beeps and the status
indicator flashes at regular intervals. This tells the user
that the battery power is critically low. You can correct
this situation by recharging the battery pack.
Whenever possible, use the AC adapter. The battery will
come in handy when you travel or during a power failure. It
is advisable to have an extra fully-charged battery pack
available as backup.
Using a Battery Pack for the First Time
When using a battery pack for the first time, follow these
steps:
1. Disable the Battery Low Suspend parameter in Setup or
uncheck the Enable sleep upon battery low in the Power
Management screen of Notebook Manager. See page 93
and page 80 respectively.
2. Connect the AC adapter to a power source and to the
computer and fully recharge the battery
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Battery Pack
3. Disconnect the adapter to use up the battery before
recharging again.
You only need to do this once with a new battery or with a
battery that's been stored without being used for a long
time. If the computer is to be stored for more than two
weeks, we suggest you remove the battery pack. Battery
power from a fully chaged battery pack depletes in roughly
a day with the computer in Standby mode, a month in
Hibernation mode or when power is off.
Warning! Do not expose battery packs to
temperatures below 0ºC (32ºF) or above 60ºC (140ºF).
This may adversely affect the battery pack.
Installing and Removing the Battery Pack
Important! Before removing the battery pack, make sure that
you have an AC adapter connected to the computer; otherwise
turn off the computer.
Follow these steps to install the battery pack:
1. Press the battery bay cover release button and slide out
the cover as shown in the figures below.
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Battery Pack
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery bay.
3. Replace the battery bay cover.
To remove the battery pack, remove the battery bay cover;
then pull out the battery pack using the pull loop.
Charging the Battery
To charge the battery, place the battery pack inside the
battery bay and plug the AC adapter into the computer and
an electrical outlet.
Charging Modes
The adapter has three charging modes:
❑ Rapid mode
The computer uses rapid charging when power is turned
off and a powered AC adapter is connected to it. In rapid
mode, a fully depleted battery gets fully charged in
approximately two hours.
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❑ Charge-in-use mode
When the computer is in use with the AC adapter
plugged in, the computer also charges the battery pack if
installed. This mode will take longer to fully charge a
battery than rapid mode. In charge-in-use mode, a fully
depleted battery gets fully charged in approximately
three to four hours.
❑ Trickle mode
When the battery is fully charged, the adapter changes
to trickle mode to maintain the battery charge level.
This prevents the battery from draining while the
computer is in use.
Note: We suggest that you charge the battery pack before
retiring for the day, letting it charge overnight before
traveling. This ensures a fully charged battery for use the
next day.
Checking the Battery Level
The computer features battery-low warning signals that are
both audible and visible. When the battery pack is low, the
computer emits warning beeps and the battery indicator
flashes at regular intervals. Also, you can check the battery
charge level using the Windows battery gauge.
Using the Windows Battery Meter
The Windows battery meter indicates the present battery
level. Simply rest your cursor on the battery gauge (or AC
plug) icon on the taskbar to see the present charge level of
your battery.
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Optimizing Battery Life
This section helps you get the most out of battery operation.
Optimizing battery life prolongs the charge/recharge cycle
and improves recharge efficiency. Follow these suggestions
to optimize and maximize battery power:
❑ Purchase an extra battery pack.
❑ Use the PhDISK utility to reserve hard disk space for the
Hibernation function. See “PhDISK” on page 73.
❑ Use the AC adapter whenever possible so that the
battery is reserved for on-the-go computing.
❑ Keep the battery pack in the computer powered by the
AC adapter. The constant trickle charge maintains the
battery level to eliminate the battery self-discharge
effect. The charge-in-use function also charges the
battery pack.
❑ Disable the parallel and serial ports if no devices are
connected to these ports. You can do this through the
Setup Utility. See “Advanced” on page 89.
❑ Eject the PC card from the card slot when not in use,
since the PC card draws extra power.
❑ Store the battery pack in a cool, dry place. The
recommended storage temperature for battery packs
ranges from 10 to 30 degrees C. The higher the storage
temperature, the faster the battery pack self-discharges.
❑ The batteries can be recharged about 300 times when
used as directed. Excessive recharging decreases
battery life.
❑ Take care of your battery pack and AC adapter. See
“Care and Maintenance” on page xix of the preface.
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Battery-low Warning
You never have to worry about battery power as long as you
are using the AC adapter. However, when you operate the
computer on battery power, pay extra attention to the
warning beeps and the power indicator on the display
panel.
The following signals indicate a battery-low condition:
❑ The buzzer generates four short beeps every minute, if
you enabled the Battery-low Warning Beep parameter in
Setup.
❑ The power indicator flashes at regular intervals until
battery power is depleted.
When you receive a battery-low warning, you have around
two minutes to save your work. If you do not connect the
AC adapter within this period, the computer enters
Hibernation mode if the Battery Low Suspend parameter in
Setup is enabled and the following conditions exist:
❑ The Hibernation file created by PhDISK is present and
valid. See “PhDISK” on page 73.
❑ There is enough battery power left to save system
information onto the hard disk.
Otherwise, the computer enters Standby mode.
Warning: Connect the AC adapter to the computer as
soon as possible. Data is lost when computer power
is cut off during Standby mode.
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The following table shows the recommended course of
action to take when you encounter a battery-low condition.
Situation
Recommended Action
AC adapter
and power
outlet available
1. Connect the AC adapter to the computer.
2. Save all necessary files.
3. Resume work.
Power off the computer if you wish to
recharge the battery rapidly.
An extra fullycharged
battery pack
available
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Exit the application.
3. Power off the computer.
4. Replace the battery pack.
5. Power on the computer and resume work.
or
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Enter Hibernation mode.
3. Install the extra battery pack.
4. Resume from Hibernation mode.
AC adapter or
power outlet
not available
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Exit the application.
3. Power off the computer.
or
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Enter Hibernation mode.
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Heuristic Power Management
Heuristic Power Management
This computer has a built-in heuristic 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 time-out), the computer stops some or all of
these devices in order to conserve energy.
This computer employs an innovative power management
technique called Heuristic Power Management or HPM.
HPM allows the computer to provide maximum power
conservation and maximum performance at the same time.
Power management methods used by most computers are
timer-based. You set inactivity time-out values for the
display, hard disk, and other devices. The computer then
"sleeps" when these time-outs elapse. The problem with
this is that no two users are alike. Each of us has his or her
own habits when using the computer, which makes timerbased power management ineffective.
With HPM, your computer manages its power according to
the way you use your computer. This means the computer
delivers maximum power when you need it, and saves
power when you don’t need the maximum — all without
your intervention. There are no timers to set, because the
HPM system figures out everything for you.
Note: We recommend you enable heuristic power
management to prolong your battery life.
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Power Management Modes
Display Standby Mode
Screen activity is determined by the keyboard, the built-in
touchpad, and an external PS/2 pointing device. If these
devices are idle for the period determined by the computer’s
HPM unit, the display shuts off until you press a key or
move the touchpad or external mouse.
"Automatic Dim" Feature
The computer has a unique "automatic dim" power-saving
feature. When the computer is using AC power and you
disconnect the AC adapter from the computer, it
automatically dims the LCD backlight to save power. If you
reconnect AC power to the computer, it automatically
adjusts the LCD backlight to a brighter level.
Hard Disk Standby Mode
The hard disk enters standby mode when there are no disk
read/write operations within the period of time determined
by the HPM unit. In this state, the power supplied to the
hard disk is reduced to a minimum. The hard disk returns
to normal once the computer accesses it.
Peripheral Standby Modes
The peripheral connections in your computer also power
down to save power if there is no activity within the period
of time specified by the computer’s HPM unit for these
devices. These include audio, serial ports, floppy drive and
parallel port.
Standby Mode
The computer consumes very low power in Standby mode.
Data remain intact in the system memory until the battery
is drained.
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There is one necessary condition for the computer to enter
Standby mode:
❑ Heuristic Power Management must be set to [ENABLED].
There are four ways to enter Standby mode:
❑ Pressing the Standby hot key Fn-F3
❑ If the waiting time determined by the computer’s HPM
unit elapses without any system activity
❑ Closing the display cover
❑ When the computer is about to enter Hibernation mode
(e.g., during a battery low condition), but the
Hibernation file is invalid or not present
Note: If the computer beeps but does not enter Standby
mode after pressing the Standby hot key, it means the
operating system will not allow the computer to enter the
power-saving mode.
The following signals indicate that the computer is in
Standby mode:
❑ The buzzer beeps
❑ The Standby indicator lights
Warning: Unstored data is lost when you turn off the
computer power in Standby mode or when the
battery is drained.
To leave Standby mode and return to normal mode:
❑ Press any key
❑ Move the active pointing device (internal or external, PS/
2 or serial)
❑ Have the Resume Timer set and let it be matched
❑ Open the display cover
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❑ Experience an incoming PC card modem event
Hibernation Mode
In Hibernation mode, all power shuts off (the computer does
not consume any power). The computer saves all system
information onto the hard disk before it enters Hibernation
mode. Once you turn on the power, the computer restores
this information and resumes where you left off upon
leaving Hibernation mode.
There are two necessary conditions for the computer to
enter Hibernation mode:
❑ The Hibernation file created by PhDISK must be present
and valid. See “PhDISK” on page 73.
❑ Heuristic Power Management must be set to [ENABLED].
In this situation, there are four ways to enter Hibernation
mode:
❑ Pressing the Hibernation hot key Fn-F4
❑ If the waiting time determined by the computer’s HPM
unit elapses without any system activity
❑ If a battery low condition occurs and the Battery Low
Suspend parameter in Setup is set to [ENABLED].
❑ Invoked by the operating system power saving modes
Note: If the computer beeps but does not enter
Hibernation mode after pressing the Hibernation hot key,
it means the operating system will not allow the computer
to enter the power-saving mode.
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To exit Hibernation mode, press the power switch. The
computer also resumes from Hibernation mode if the
resume timer is set and matched. The computer also
resumes via the network if the Wake On LAN parameter is
enabled.
Warning: Do not change any devices (such as add
memory or swap hard disks) when the computer is in
Hibernation mode.
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Advanced Power Management
This computer supports the APM standard designed to
further reduce power consumption. APM is a powermanagement approach defined jointly by Microsoft and
Intel. An increasing number of software packages support
APM to take advantage of its power-saving features and
allows greater system availability without degrading
performance.
For more information about APM under Windows 98 or
Windows 95, refer to your Windows 98 or Windows 95
user’s manual.
Note: If you enable heuristic power management in Setup
without APM installed and enabled (true by default), the
system time and date do not display the correct settings
after the computer returns to normal operation from
Standby or Hibernation mode. To update the time and
date, reboot the computer. APM should be enabled to
avoid this problem. Advanced Power Management greatly
prolongs battery life. Use APM whenever possible.
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Peripherals and Options
Your computer offers excellent expansion capabilities with
its built-in ports and connectors. This chapter describes
how to connect peripherals and hardware options that help
you use your computer with ease. When connecting
peripherals, read the manual included with the peripheral
for operating instructions. You can purchase most of these
and other options directly from Acer.
This chapter also includes sections on how to upgrade key
components. Key component upgradeability helps keep
your computer in step with the latest technology.
Contents
External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External PS/2 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Serial Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mini Docking Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional Power Packs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PS/2 Y-Bridge Cable . . . . . . . . . . . .
File Transfer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key Component Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Configurations . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Disk Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a Replacement Hard Disk .
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External Monitor
To show graphical effects on a larger display, connect an
external monitor to the CRT port. Read the monitor
manual for additional instructions.
Note: If an external monitor is not connected, closing the
display cover puts the computer into standby mode.
You can also choose to connect other output display devices
to the computer via its S-video output jack. Useful for
presentations and entertainment, you can display your
computer output to a television monitor or LCD projector.
To enable the display to output to display devices with Svideo, follow these steps:
1. Click on Start, Settings..., then Control Panel.
2. Double-click on Display.
3. Click on the Neomagic tab.
4. Click on Display Options and select TV.
5. Click on OK and exit.
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External Keyboard
External Keyboard
This computer has a keyboard with full-sized keys and an
embedded keypad. If you feel more comfortable using a
desktop keyboard, you can install a PS/2-compatible
external keyboard.
To connect an external keyboard, plug the external
keyboard into the PS/2 connector.
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External Keypad
You can also use a 17-key numeric keypad for numbersensitive data entry applications. To connect the keypad,
plug the keypad connector into the PS/2 port.
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External Pointing Device
External Pointing Device
This computer accepts either a PS/2-compatible or serial
mouse or similar pointing device.
Note: When using an external mouse, you may choose to
disable the internal touchpad by pressing Fn-F7.
External PS/2 Mouse
The built-in touchpad works alternately with an external
PS/2 mouse which is hot-pluggable. To use a PS/2compatible mouse, simply plug it into the PS/2 port.
Note: Enable the touchpad before connecting the PS/2
mouse.
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External Pointing Device
External Serial Mouse
If you use a serial mouse, plug it into the serial port.
To enable the serial mouse, use the Add New Hardware tool
in the Windows 98/Windows 95 Control Panel.
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Printer
Printer
This computer supports both serial and parallel printers.
For a serial printer, plug the printer cable into a serial port.
For a parallel printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel
port. See your printer manual for operating instructions.
Note: If the printer does not function, enter Setup and
verify that the parallel port is enabled. See “Advanced” on
page 89 for assistance.
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Audio Devices
Audio Devices
Audio devices are easy to connect with the audio ports
accessible from the left rear side of the computer. You can
plug in an external microphone or audio line-in device to
the line-in/microphone-in jack. Amplified speakers or
headphones connect to the speaker/headphone-out jack.
Setting the Input Source
To use an external audio line-in device, you need to set the
appropriate input source. Follow these steps:
1. Click on Start, Programs, then Notebook Manager.
2. Click on the Line-in/Microphone tab.
3. Click on the radio button of the desired input source.
4. Click on Apply and exit.
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Mini Docking Station
Mini Docking Station
For one-step connection and disconnection from your
peripherals, use the optional full-featured port replicator.
This port replicator includes all the ports on your computer
and adds a few more.
It also has a unique dock bay which accepts a CardBus
module for additional CardBus slots, an Ethernet module
for connecting to Ethernet-based networks, and a FireWire
1394 high-speed serial bus module.
Refer to the easy-to-use quick reference and installation
guide that comes with the mini docking station option.
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PC Cards
PC Cards
The computer has two CardBus PC card slots that
accommodate two type I/II or one type III PC card(s). Please
consult your dealer for PC card options available that you
can purchase for your computer.
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USB Devices
USB Devices
The computer has a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port that
allows you to connect peripherals without occupying too
many resources. Common USB devices include the mouse
and keyboard.
Most USB devices also include a built-in USB port
connector which allows you to daisy-chain other USB
devices.
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Miscellaneous Options
Miscellaneous Options
Additional Power Packs
You can order spare batteries and an AC adapter.
Battery Pack
It is good practice to have a spare battery around, especially
when you travel. The Lithium-Ion battery, coupled with
heuristic power management features, supplies you with
more power on-the-go.
AC Adapter
The compact AC adapter charges your battery pack and
supplies power to your computer. You can order a spare AC
adapter so you do not need to carry it from the office to your
home or destination.
Cables
PS/2 Y-Bridge Cable
The PS/2 Y-bridge cable allows you to connect two PS/2
devices, mouse and keyboard, to your computer
simultaneously.
Note: The keyboard must be connected to the connector
marked keyboard and the mouse must be connected to the
connector marked mouse.
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Connect the single connector end of the Y-bridge cable to
the computer’s PS/2 port and the double connector ends to
the two PS/2 devices.
File Transfer Cable
Besides using the infrared port, you can also transfer files
between computers using a file transfer cable. Connect the
file transfer cable between the parallel ports of the two
computers and use your file transfer utility to perform the
transfer.
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Key Component Upgrades
Key Component Upgrades
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 upgradeable from 16 to 128 MB, employing 16-/
32-/64-MB 64-bit soDIMMs (Small Outline Dual Inline
Memory Modules).
Memory Configurations
The following table lists the possible memory
configurations:
Important! DIMMs in both slots should be of the same
type. Do not mix different DIMM types, EDO and SDRAM,
together.
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Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
0 MB
16 MB
16 MB
0 MB
32 MB
32 MB
0 MB
64 MB
64 MB
16 MB
0 MB
16 MB
16 MB
16 MB
32 MB
16 MB
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Slot 2
Total Memory
16 MB
64 MB
80 MB
32 MB
0 MB
32 MB
32 MB
16 MB
48 MB
32 MB
32 MB
64 MB
32 MB
64 MB
96 MB
64 MB
0 MB
64 MB
64 MB
16 MB
80 MB
64 MB
32 MB
96 MB
64 MB
64 MB
128 MB
Installing Memory
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 door; then lift up
and remove the memory door.
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3. Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then
gently press down until it clicks into place.
4. Replace the memory door and secure it with the screw.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the
total memory size.
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Hard Disk Upgrade
You can upgrade your hard disk with a higher capacity
drive when you need more storage space. The computer
uses a 12.7mm or 9.5mm 2.5-inch Enhanced-IDE hard
disk.
Installing a Replacement Hard Disk
Follow these steps to install a hard disk:
1. Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if
connected) and remove the battery pack. Turn the
computer around to access its rear.
2. Locate the hard disk bay. Using a coin, loosen the coinscrew by turning it counterclockwise.
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3. Pull out the hard disk.
4. Insert a new hard disk module into the hard disk bay
and tighten the coin-screw by turning it clockwise.
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4
Moving with your Computer
This chapter gives you tips and hints on things to consider
when moving around or traveling with your computer.
Contents
Disconnecting from the Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Bring to Short Meetings. . . . . . . . . . .
What To Bring to Long Meetings . . . . . . . . . . .
Taking the Computer Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Bring with You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up a Home Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traveling with the Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Bring with You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traveling Internationally with the Computer . . . . . .
Preparing the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Bring with You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Disconnecting from the Desktop
Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from
external accessories:
1. Save your work in progress.
2. Shut down the operating system.
3. Turn off the computer.
4. Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.
5. Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer,
external monitor, and other external devices.
If your external devices are connected to the optional
mini docking station, disconnect the notebook from the
mini docking station. You do not need to disconnect the
external devices from the mini docking station.
6. Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to
secure the computer.
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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 standby mode. You can now safely take
the computer anywhere you go within the building.
To bring the computer out of standby mode, open the
display.
What To Bring to Short Meetings
A fully charged battery runs the computer for 2-3 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 3 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
standby mode. Press Fn-F3 or close the display cover
whenever you are not actively using the computer. Then
tap any key or open the display to resume.
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Taking the Computer Home
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:
1. Remove all media from the drives. Failure to remove the
media can damage the drive head.
2. Pack the computer in a protective case that can prevent
the computer from sliding around and cushion it if it
should fall.
Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top cover of
the computer. Pressure against the top cover can
damage the screen
What To Bring with You
Unless you already have some items at home, bring the
following items with you:
❑ AC adapter and power cord
❑ The printed user’s manual
❑ Media bay modules
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.
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❑ 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, it may be
worthwhile purchasing 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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Traveling with the Computer
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. Be
sure 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 packs
❑ Media bay modules
❑ 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.
❑ 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.
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Traveling Internationally with the Computer
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
❑ Power cords that are appropriate to the country to which
you are traveling
❑ Media bay modules
❑ 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 traveling 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.
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❑ If you are using the modem, check if the modem and
connector is compatible with the telecom system of the
country you are traveling in.
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Software
This chapter discusses the important system utilities
bundled with your computer.
Contents
System Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PhDISK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notebook Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Supervisor Password . . . . . . .
Setting the User Password . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Line-in/Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigating the Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . .
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Disk 0 Submenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD-ROM/ATAPI Devices Submenu . . . . .
Boot Device Priority Submenu . . . . . . . . .
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Saving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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System Software
The computer comes preloaded with the following software:
❑ Windows 98, Windows 95 (or Windows NT) operating
system
❑ DMI-compliant hardware BIOS utility
❑ Support for LDCM (LANDesk Client Manager)
❑ System utilities, drivers and application software
Note: To access Windows 98, Windows 95 or Windows
NT software applications, click on the Start button and
select the application folder. Then click on the application
icon to run the selected application. To learn about the
software and utility, make use of the online help provided
by the software.
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PhDISK
PhDISK
The PhDISK utility allows your computer to enter
hibernation mode. Before entering hibernation mode, your
computer saves all necessary inforcomputermation into a
file or partition created by PhDISK, then shuts off power to
all system components. On the next startup, the computer
reloads the information from the PhDISK file or partition
and resumes from where you left off.
Note: By default, this program is automatically loaded
and set up on your computer so you do not need to run
this program by yourself. You only need to run this if you
upgrade your memory. You can find PhDISK in the
\windows\command\ directory.
The program accepts the following parameters:
Syntax
PHDISK [options]
where options:
❑ /CREATE (/FILE or /PARTITION) creates the
hibernation file or partition
❑ /DELETE (/FILE or /PARTITION) deletes the
hibernation file or partition
❑ /INFO displays information on the hibernation file or
partition
❑ /REFORMAT PARTITION reformats the existing
hibernation file or partition
Caution: The Hibernation file is a hidden file named
SAVE2DSK.BIN; DO NOT delete or alter this file in
any way except by using the PHDISK utility.
Improper deletion or alteration of this file could
cause you to lose all access to your computer.
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Notebook Manager
The computer has a built-in system setup program called
Notebook Manager. The Windows 98-/Windows 95-based
Notebook Manager allows you to set passwords, the startup
sequence of the drives and power management settings. It
also shows current hardware configurations.
Note: Certain hot key functions are disabled when you
access the notebook manager, because these functions are
also found in the notebook manager.
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.
Note: Changes made to most settings in the Notebook
Manager take effect the next time the computer restarts. If
you make changes in the Power Management, Display
Device and Line-in/Microphone screen, these changes
take effect immediately.
Notebook Manager consists of six sections:
❑ Information Viewer
❑ Boot Sequence
❑ Password
❑ Power Management
❑ Display Device
❑ Line-in/Microphone
To select a section, click on the tab of the section you want
to view.
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Information Viewer
Information Viewer summarizes and lists information about
the specifications and settings of the different components
of your computer.
Note: Items in this table may differ slightly from the ones
onscreen.
Item
Description
CPU
Brand, type and clock speed of the CPU
(Central Processing Unit)
Total Memory
Total amount of main memory (in megabytes)
Video RAM
Total amount of video memory (in megabytes)
Hard Disk
Size of hard disk (in megabytes)
Serial Port 1
Resource settings of serial port 1
Serial Port 2
Resource settings of serial port 2
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Item
Description
Parallel Port
Resource settings of the parallel port
External
Cache
Total amount of external cache memory (in
kilobytes)
Touchpad
Setting of the internal pointing device
Pointing
Device
Type(s) of the pointing device(s) detected,
internal and external
The current version of the computer’s BIOS shows before
the Device-Configuration table.
Boot Sequence
Boot Sequence defines the boot sequence to follow when
your computer boots up.
The Boot Sequence screen displays the bootable devices in
your computer and the order in which the booting sequence
will occur. The devices include the following:
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❑ Floppy Drive
❑ IDE Hard Drive
❑ CD-ROM Drive (or other bootable media bay module)
Simply drag and drop the devices the change the booting
order. Click on Apply to accept.
Password
Password is used to set, modify or delete the password(s) for
your computer.
There are two passwords used in the system:
❑ Supervisor Password. The supervisor password
prevents unauthorized access to sensitive parameters in
the Notebook Manager and BIOS Utility. It also prevents
unauthorized access to your computer at system startup
and at resume from standby/hibernation mode.
❑ User Password. The user password prevents
unauthorized access to your computer at system startup
and at resume from standby/hibernation mode.
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Setting the Supervisor Password
Note: Before you can set the User Password, you need to
set the Supervisor Password.
To set the Supervisor Password, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Change Supervisor Password button. The
following dialog box displays:
2. Click on the Enable Supervisor Password checkbox.
3. Click in the New Password textbox and type in up to
seven alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) which you
want to be your Supervisor Password.
4. Click in the Confirm Password textbox and retype the
password.
5. Click on OK to accept.
Note: To change a password, follow the same steps used
to set a password. To remove a password, follow the
same steps used to set a password but leave both fields
blank.
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Setting the User Password
To set the User Password, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Change User Password button.
2. Click on the Enable User Password checkbox.
3. Click in the New Password textbox and type in up to
seven alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) which you
want to be your User Password.
4. Click in the Confirm Password textbox and retype the
password.
5. Click on OK to accept.
Note: To change a password, follow the same steps used
to set a password. To remove a password, follow the
same steps used to set a password but leave both fields
blank.
You can also set password checks when the computer boots
up and/or when the computer resumes from standby/
hibernation mode. Simply click on the desired checkbox(es)
and click on Apply.
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Power Management
Power Management is used to set various settings related to
power management.
This includes the following power-saving-related features:
❑ Enable Heuristic Power Management. Select to enable
heuristic power management. See “Power Management
Modes” on page 40 for more information on heuristic
power management.
❑ Enabled display always on. Select to leave your display
always turned on, useful when you need to make
presentations on your computer.
❑ Enable modem ring resume on indicator. Select to allow
the computer to wake-up from standby mode when an
incoming modem ring is detected.
❑ Enable battery low warning beep. Select to allow the
computer to give off warning beeps when the computer
runs low on battery.
❑ Enable sleep upon battery low. Select to allow the
computer to enter standby or hibernation mode when
the computer runs low on battery.
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❑ Enable system resume timer. Select to allow the
computer to wake-up from standby mode if the resume
timer is set and matched.
❑ System Resume Timer. (When Enable system resume
timer is selected) click on the button to set the System
Resume Timer.
Display Device
Display Device is used to control various settings related to
display device(s), such as the display brightness/contrast
levels.
The items in this screen include:
❑ Boot Display Device. Sets the default display device on
boot-up.
❑ Switching Display Device. Sets the current display
device.
Note: Make sure an external monitor is connected before
External monitor is selected.
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❑ Brightness for LCD Panel/Contrast for LCD Panel. Click
and drag to set the LCD screen brightness and contrast
levels.
Note: TFT active-matrix LCDs have fixed and optimized
contrast levels.
Click on the radio button of the desired item, then click on
Apply to accept. To modify the brightness and/or contrast
levels, click and hold the slider control and move to the
right to increase, move to the left to decrease the setting.
You can also click on the item, and use the cursor keys to
set the desired level.
Line-in/Microphone
Line-in/Microphone is used to set the input source fro the
computer’s line-in/microphone-in jack.
Click on the radio button of the desired item, then click on
Apply to accept.
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Setup Utility
The Setup 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 Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 6, Troubleshooting
when a problem arises.
To activate the Setup Utility, press F2 during POST (while
the Extensa logo is being displayed.
Navigating the Setup Utility
There are five menu options: Main, Advanced, Security,
Power Saving and Exit. To navigate the Setup Utility:
❑ Press the cursor right/left keys → ← to move between the
main menu items.
❑ Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to
display the Exit menu.
❑ Press the cursor up/down keys ↑↓ to move between
parameters.
❑ Press the plus/minus keys +- to change the value of a
parameter.
Note: You can change the value of a parameter if it is
enclosed in square brackets.
❑ Press the Enter key to access a submenu. A > symbol in
front of a parameter denotes an item with a submenu.
Note: Parameter explanations are displayed in the ItemSpecific Help section of the Setup Utility (right panel).
Navigation keys are shown on the bottom of the screen.
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Main
The Main screen contains parameters involving basic
computer settings and hardware information.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
System
Time
Sets the system time.
Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)
System
Date
Sets the system date.
Floppy
Disk A
Selects the floppy disk drive type.
Hard Disk 0
Format: DD/MM/YYYY (day/month/year)
Options: 1.44 MB, 3½” or Disabled.
Shows the hard disk size.
Press Enter to access the Hard Disk 0 submenu.
CD-ROM/
ATAPI
Devices
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Shows the media bay module type installed.
Press Enter to access the CD-ROM/ATAPI Device
submenu.
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Parameter
Description
Boot
Device
Priority
Press Enter to access the Boot Device Priority
submenu.
Speaker
Enables or disables the internal speakers on bootup. You can override this by toggling Fn-F8 during
computer operation.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Boot
Display
Device
Sets the display on boot-up.
Mic-in/
Line-in
Sets the function of the microphon-in/line-in jack.
System
Memory
Shows the size of main memory.
Video
Memory
Shows the size of video memory.
CPU Type
Shows the type of the CPU.
CPU Speed
Shows the speed of the CPU.
VGA BIOS
Version
Shows the version number of the VGA BIOS.
BIOS
Version
Shows the version number of the BIOS.
Format: Vx Rx (version and release numbers)
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When set to Auto, the computer automatically
determines the display device. If an external
display device (e.g., monitor) is connected, it
becomes the boot display; otherwise, the
computer LCD is the boot display. When set to
Both, the computer outputs to both the computer
LCD and an external display device if one is
connected.
Options: Auto or Both
Options: Mic-in or Line-in
Format: Vx Rx (version and release numbers)
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Note: The BIOS versions are important information about
your computer. If you experience computer problems and
need to contact technical support, this data helps our
service personnel know more about your computer.
Hard Disk 0 Submenu
The hard disk 0 submenu allows you to set parameters
related to your hard disk. Press Enter to access this
submenu.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
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Parameter
Description
Type
Sets the hard disk type.
Options: Auto, User or None
Cylinders
Shows the number of cylinders of the hard disk.
Heads
Shows the number of heads of the hard disk.
Sectors/Track
Shows the number of sectors per track of the
hard disk.
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Parameter
Description
Maximum
Capacity
Shows the maximum capacity of the hard disk.
Note: The values for Cylinder, Heads, Sectors/Track and
Maximum Capacity are automatically set when the hard
disk type is set to Auto. We suggest you set the hard disk
type to [Auto] for hassle-free and correct hard disk
detection. The computer’s BIOS automatically sets the
parameters in this screen to their optimal values.
CD-ROM/ATAPI Devices Submenu
The CD-ROM/ATAPI Devices submenu allows you to set
parameters related to the module installed in the media
bay. Press Enter to access this submenu.
This screen resembles the Hard Disk submenu screen. You
can refer to the Item Specific help to the right of the screen
or the previous section for descriptions of these parameters.
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Note: We suggest you set the type to [Auto] for hassle-free
and correct detection of the module installed in the media
bay. The computer’s BIOS automatically sets the
parameters in this screen to their optimal values.
Boot Device Priority Submenu
The Boot Device Priority submenu allows you to set the boot
sequence of the bootable devices in your computer. Press
Enter to access this submenu.
The computer boots-up using the sequence specified in this
submenu. To set the boot device priority, use the plus/
minus +- keys.
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Boot Device
Description
Removable
Devices
Computer boots from the removable device
(i.e., bootable floppy disk in the floppy drive).
Hard Drive
Computer boots from the hard disk.
CD-ROM
Drive
Computer boots from the CD-ROM drive (i.e.,
bootable CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive).
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Advanced
Caution: The parameters in this screen are for
advanced users only. You do not need to change the
values in this screen because these values are
already optimized.
The Advanced screen contains parameters that are related
to computer hardware.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Serial Port
Enables or disabled the serial port.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Base I/O
address
Interrupt
Sets the I/O address of the serial port.
Options: 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 or 2E8
Sets the interrupt request of the serial port.
Options: IRQ4, IRQ10, IRQ11 or IRQ 3
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Parameter
Description
IrDA Port
Enables or disables the infrared port.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Parallel Port
Enables or disables the parallel port.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Mode
Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.
Options: ECP, Bi-directional or Output only
Base I/O
address
Sets the I/O address of the parallel port.
Options: 378, 278, 3E8 or 2E8
Interrupt
Sets the interrupt request of the parallel port.
Options: IRQ 7 or IRQ 5
Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help
safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized
use.
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The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
User
Password is
When set, this password protects the computer
and this Setup Utility from unauthorized entry.
When Password on boot and/or Password check
during Resume is enabled, you need to enter this
password to continue operation.
Before setting the user password, you need to set
the Supervisor Password.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Supervisor
Password is
When set, this password protects the computer
and this Setup Utility from unauthorized entry. It
also protects certain parameters in the Setup
Utility.
When Password on boot and/or Password check
during Resume is enabled, you need to enter this
password to continue operation.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Set
Supervisor
Password
Press Enter to set the supervisor password. See
“Setting a Password” on page 92 on how to set a
password.
Set User
Password
Press Enter to set the user password. See “Setting
a Password” on page 92 on how to set a
password.
Password
on boot
When enabled, the computer prompts you for a
password when the computer boots up.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Password
check
during
Resume
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When enabled, the computer prompts you for a
password when the computer resumes from
standby or hibernation mode.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
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Note: To set the User Password or the Password on boot,
Password check during Resume and Diskette access
parameters, you need to set the Supervisor Password first.
Setting a Password
Follow these steps:
1. Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight a Set Password
parameter (Supervisor or User) and press the Enter key.
The password box appears:
2. Type a password. The password may consist of up to
seven characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9).
Important: Be very careful when typing your
password because the characters do not appear on
the screen.
3. Press Enter. Retype the password to verify your first
entry and press Enter.
After setting the password, the computer automatically
sets the chosen password parameter to Enabled.
4. Press Esc to go to the Exit menu.
5. Press Save Change & Exit to save the password and
exit the Setup Utility.
To change a password, follow the same steps used to set a
password.
Removing a Password
Should you want to remove a password, do the following:
1. Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight a Set Password
parameter (Supervisor or User) and press the Enter key.
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The password box appears:
2. Press Enter twice without entering anything in the
password box to remove the existing password.
3. Press Esc to go to the Exit menu.
4. Press Save Change & Exit to save the password and
exit the Setup Utility.
Power Saving
The Power Saving screen contains parameters that are
related to power-saving and power management.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
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Parameter
Description
Heuristic Power
Management
Enables or disables heuristic power
management. See “Power Management
Modes” on page 40 for more information on
power management modes
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Display Always
On
When enabled, the computer display is
always on. You may want to set this if you are
making a presentation on your computer.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Battery Low
Suspend
Enables or disables the hibernation function
during a battery-low condition.
When the computer is running very low on
battery power, the computer will enter
hibernation mode if PhDISK is installed and the
hibernation file is valid. See “PhDISK” on page
73.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Resume on
Alarm
When enabled and the system resume date
and time are valid, the computer resumes
(wakes up) at the set time and date.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Resume Time
Sets the time the computer resumes at if
Resume on Alarm is enabled.
Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)
Date
Sets the date the computer resumes at if
Resume on Alarm is enabled.
Format: DD/MM/YYYY (day/month/year)
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Parameter
Description
Wake On LAN
When enabled, the computer wakes up from
standby mode if the computer is accessed
through the network. Consult your network
administrator for details.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Battery Low
Warning Beep
Enables or disables warning beeps during a
battery-low condition.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Exit
When you select the Exit menu or press Esc from any
screen, the Exit options screen displays.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
Description
Save Change &
Exit
Saves any changes made, exits the Setup
utility and reboots.
Discard
Changes & Exit
Discards any changes made, exits the Setup
utility and reboots.
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Parameter
Description
Get Default
Values
Resets all parameters to their factory-default
values.
Load Previous
Value
Disregards any changes made in the current
session and reloads their previous values.
Save Changes
Saves any changes made.
Note: If you make any parameter changes, select Save
Change & Exit or Save Changes to store your changes.
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Troubleshooting
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.
Contents
Frequently-Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Frequently-Asked Questions
This is a list of possible situations that may arise during the
use of your computer, and gives easy answers and solutions
to these questions.
I pressed the power switch and opened the display, but the
computer does not start or boot-up.
Look at the Power indicator:
❑ 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 the AC adapter is plugged in properly to
the computer and to the power outlet.
❑ If it is lit, check the following:
❑ If the Standby indicator is lit, the computer is in
standby 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-Alt-Del to restart the system.
The operating system files may be damaged or missing.
Insert the startup disk you created during Windows 98/
Windows 95 setup into the floppy drive and press Ctrl-AltDel 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.
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If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, two
things might be the cause:
❑ The contrast and/or brightness level might be too low.
Press Fn-↑ and Fn-↓ to adjust the contrast level (only for
models with SCC LCDs). Press Fn-← and Fn-→ to
adjust the brightness level.
❑ The display device might be set to an external monitor.
Press the display toggle hot key Fn-F6 to toggle the
display back to the computer.
Image is not full-screen.
Make sure the resolution is set to 800x600 (12.1-inch
displays) and 1024x768 (13.3-inch displays). Right-click on
your Windows 98/Windows 95 desktop and select
Properties to bring up the Display Properties dialog box.
Then click on the Settings tab to make sure the resolution
is set to the appropriate resolution. Resolutions lower than
the specified resolution is not full-screen on the computer
or on an external monitor.
No audio from the computer.
Check the following:
❑ The volume may be muted. In Windows 98/Windows
95, look at the volume control 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 98/
Windows 95, look at the volume control icon on the
taskbar. Click on the icon and adjust the level. You can
also use the volume control knob on the right panel of
the computer to adjust the volume.
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If headphones, earphones or external speakers are
connected to the line-out port on the computer’s rear panel,
the internal speakers automatically turn off.
External microphone or audio line-in device does not work.
Check the following:
❑ Make sure the external microphone or audio line-in
device is connected to the line-in/microphone-in jack on
the computer's rear panel.
❑ If you cannot hear playback, the speakers may be
muted.
❑ Make sure the line-in/microphone-in jack is configured
for the appropriate source. Run Notebook Manager and
click on the Line-in/Microphone tab and set the input
source correctly. Click on Apply to accept.
I want to eject the CD-ROM tray without turning on the
power. I cannot eject the CD-ROM drive tray.
There is a mechanical eject button on the CD-ROM drive.
Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject
the CD-ROM tray.
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The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to the PS/2 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 POST, press F2 to access the Setup Utility. Go
to the Advanced screen and verify that the serial port is
enabled. See “Advanced” on page 89 for details.
I prefer using an external keyboard and mouse, but both
have PS/2 connectors and there is only one PS/2 port on the
computer.
To connect two PS/2-type devices to the computer, you
need to use a PS/2 Y-bridge connector. See “PS/2 Y-Bridge
Cable” on page 56 for details.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
❑ Make sure that the printer is connected to a power
outlet and it is turned on.
❑ Make sure the printer cable is connected securely to the
computer’s parallel port and the corresponding port on
the printer.
❑ During POST, press F2 to access the Setup Utility. Go
to the Advanced screen and verify that the parallel port
is enabled. See “Advanced” on page 89 for details.
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The infrared port does not work.
Check the following:
❑ Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are
facing each other (+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 meter
apart.
❑ Make sure there is a clear path between the two infrared
ports. Nothing should be blocking the ports.
❑ Make sure you have the appropriate software running
on both devices (for file transfers) or you have the
appropriate drivers (for printing to an infrared printer).
❑ During POST, press F2 to access the Setup Utility. Go to
the Advanced screen and verify that the infrared port is
enabled.
❑ Make sure both devices are IrDA-compliant.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
To properly use your communications software (e.g.,
HyperTerminal), you need to set up your location:
1. Open the Windows 98/Windows 95 Control Panel and
double-click on the Modems icon.
2. Click on Dialing Properties and begin setting up your
location.
Refer to the Windows 98/Windows 95 manual.
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Error Messages
If you receive an error message, note the message and take
the corrective action. The following table lists the error
messages in alphabetical order together with the
recommended course of action.
Error Messages
Corrective Action
CMOS Battery Bad
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
CMOS Checksum Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Disk Boot Failure
Insert a system (bootable) diskette in
the floppy drive (A:), then press Enter
to reboot.
Diskette Drive
Controller Error or No
Controller Present
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Diskette Drive Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Diskette Drive Type
Mismatch
Press F2 (during POST) to enter the
Setup Utility; then press Esc to exit and
reconfigure the computer.
Equipment
Configuration Error
Press F2 (during POST) to enter the
Setup Utility; then press Esc to exit and
reconfigure the computer.
Hard Disk 0 Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Hard Disk 0 Extended
Type Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
I/O Parity Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
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Error Messages
Corrective Action
Insert system diskette
and press <Enter> key
to reboot
Insert a system (bootable) diskette in
the floppy drive (A:), then press Enter
to reboot.
Keyboard Error or No
Keyboard Connected
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Keyboard Interface
Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Memory Size Mismatch
Press F2 (during POST) to enter the
Setup Utility; then press Esc to exit and
reconfigure the computer.
Missing operating
system
Follow these steps:
1. Press F2 (during POST) to enter the
Setup Utility.
2. Enter the Hard Disk 0 submenu and
correct the Hard Disk 0 type. See
the specification label attached to
hard disk drive. We suggest you set
the Hard Disk 0 type to [Auto] for
hard disk drive auto-detection.
3. Exit the Setup Utility (saving the
changes).
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Non-system disk or disk
error. Replace and
strike any key when
ready
Insert a system (bootable) diskette in
the floppy drive (A:), then press Enter
to reboot.
Pointing Device Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Pointing Device
Interface Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Protected Mode Test
Fail
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
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Error Messages
Corrective Action
RAM BIOS Bad
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
RAM Parity Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Real-Time Clock Error
Press F2 (during POST) to reconfigure
the computer.
Video RAM BIOS Bad
Contact your dealer or an authorized
service center.
If you still encounter problems after going through the
corrective measures, please contact your dealer or an
authorized service center for assistance. Some problems
may be solved using the BIOS Setup Utility. See “Setup
Utility” on page 83.
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A
Specifications
This appendix lists the general specifications of your
computer.
Microprocessor
Intel Mobile Module (IMM) with:
❑ Intel Pentium® II processor or Intel Pentium® processor
with MMX™ technology
❑ Integrated 256KB or 512KB Level 2 cache memory
Memory
❑ 16MB main memory expandable to 128 MB
❑ Two 144-pin soDIMM sockets (SDRAM - Synchronous
Dynamic Random Access Memory)
❑ 64-bit dual memory banks
❑ 256KB Flash ROM BIOS
Data Storage
❑ One 2.5-inch, 12.7mm removable hard disk
❑ One 3.5-inch internal floppy drive
❑ One 5.25-inch removable CD-ROM drive (media bay)
Display and Video
❑ 12.1-inch fast-response, high-contrast true-color Super
Clear Color LCD, or 12.1-/13.3-inch high- color Thin
Film Transistor LCD
❑ 800x600 SVGA resolution (12.1-inch) or 1024x768 XGA
resolution (13.3-inch)
❑ Integrated 128-bit graphics accelerator (PCI) and 2MB
EDO video memory
❑ Simultaneous LCD and CRT display
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Audio
❑ 16-bit stereo audio (PCI)
❑ 3-dimensional sound with built-in wavetable synthesizer
❑ Dual speakers
❑ Sound Blaster Pro- and Windows Sound Systemcompatible
❑ Separate audio ports for line-out and line-in/
microphone-in devices
Keyboard and Pointing Device
❑ 84-/85-/88-key Windows 98/Windows 95 keyboard
❑ Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
I/O Ports
❑ Two type II/I or one type III CardBus socket(s)
❑ One RJ-11 phone jack
❑ One DC-in jack (AC adapter)
❑ One FIR wireless communications port (IrDA-compliant)
❑ One RS-232 serial port (UART16550-compatible)
❑ One parallel port (ECP-compliant)
❑ One external monitor port (DDC 2.0-compliant)
❑ One keyboard/mouse port (PS/2-compatible)
❑ One mini docking station connector
❑ One speaker-/headphone-out jack
❑ One line-in/microphone-in jack
❑ One USB port
❑ One S-video jack
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Weight and Dimensions
❑ 3.18 kg (7 lb)
❑ 308 x 251 x 45 mm (12.1 x 9.9 x 1.8 in)
Temperature
❑ Operating: 10°C ~ 35°C
❑ Non-operating: -20°C ~ 60°C
Humidity (non-condensing)
❑ Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
❑ Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
System
❑ Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT (option)
operating system
❑ DMI-compliant
❑ LDCM support
Battery Pack
❑ 43-WattHour Lithium-Ion battery pack
❑ Smart battery management technology
❑ 2-hour rapid charge/3~4-hour charge-in-use
AC Adapter
❑ 60-Watt
❑ Auto sensing 100~240Vac, 50~60Hz
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Options
❑ 16-/32-/64-MB SDRAM memory upgrade module
❑ Higher-capacity hard disk drive
❑ Media bay modules: DVD-ROM drive, LS-120 drive, 2nd
hard disk
❑ PS/2 Y-cable
❑ Full-function mini docking station
❑ Additional AC adapter and battery pack
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Index
A
AC adapter
caring for, xix
connecting, xiv
Advanced Power
Management, 44
APM. See Advanced Power
Management
audio, 28
connecting externally, 52
controlling volume, 28
setting input source in
Notebook Manager, 82
setting input source in
Setup Utility, 85
troubleshooting, 99-100
B
battery
installing, xiv
battery pack
battery-low warning, 37
caring for, xx
characteristics, 32
charging, 34
charging indicator, 7
charging modes, 34
checking charge level, 35
installing, 33
low conditions, 38
optimizing, 36
removing, 34
using the first time, 32
boot order
setting in Notebook
Manager, 76
setting in Setup Utility, 88
brightness
Index
hot keys, 14
setting in Notebook
Manager, 82
C
caps lock, 9
on indicator, 8
care
AC adapter, xix
battery pack, xx
computer, xix
CD-ROM
ejecting, 19
ejecting manually, 100
troubleshooting, 100
charging
checking level, 35
modes, 34
cleaning
computer, xx
computer
bringing to meetings, 65
caring for, xix
cleaning, xx
connecting, xiv
disconnecting, 64
features, 3
information, 75
moving around, 65
on indicator, 7
power management, 39
security, 29
setting up a home office, 67
taking home, 66
traveling
internationally, 69
traveling on local trips, 68
troubleshooting, 97
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turning on, xv
connections
AC adapter, xiv
audio, 52
computer, xiv
file transfer cable, 57
keyboard, external, 47
keypad, external, 48
monitor, 46
mouse, 49
mouse, PS/2, 49
mouse, serial, 50
printer, 51
PS/2 y-bridge cable, 56
s-video, 46
USB, 55
contrast
hot keys, 13
setting in Notebook
Manager, 82
D
Manager, 81
simultaneous, 5
switching device in
Notebook Manager, 81
troubleshooting, 98, 99
DockMate V, 53
E
error messages, 103
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked
questions
Fast Infrared. See infrared
file transfer cable
connecting, 57
FIR. See infrared
floppy disk
ejecting, 18
floppy drive, 18
frequently-asked questions, 98
date
setting in Setup Utility, 84
diskette
ejecting, 18
diskette drive, 18
display, 5
auto-dim feature, 40
hot keys, 13
opening and closing, 6
performance, 5
power management, 5, 40
setting boot device in
Notebook Manager, 81
setting boot device in Setup
Utility, 85
setting in Notebook
112
H
hard disk, 18
installing, 61-62
power management, 40
upgrading, 61
help
Internet home page, xvii
online manual, xvii
technical support, xviii
Heuristic Power
Management, 39
Hibernation mode, 42-43
conditions, 42
entering, 42
hot key, 13
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resuming from, 43
utility, 73
hot keys, 12
HPM. See Heuristic Power
Management
I
indicator lights, 7
infrared, 22
troubleshooting, 102
turning on and off, 90
ITW. See warranty
K
keyboard, 9
connecting externally, 47
embedded numeric
keypad, 10
hot keys, 12
lock keys, 9
troubleshooting, 101
Windows 98/Windows 95
keys, 11
keypad
connecting externally, 48
L
LEDs, 7
N
Notebook Manager, 74-82
Boot Sequence, 76
Display Device, 81
hot key, 12
Information Viewer, 75
Password, 77
Power Management, 80
starting, 74
num lock, 9
on indicator, 8
numeric keypad
embedded, 10
O
M
media access
on indicator, 7
media bay, 18
swapping modules, 19
memory
installing, 59-60
size configurations, 58
Index
upgrading, 58
messages
error, 103
microphone
troubleshooting, 100
modem, 24
module
swapping, 19
monitor
connecting, 46
mouse
connecting externally, 49
troubleshooting, 101
options
cables, 56
hard disk upgrade, 61
memory upgrade, 58
mini docking station, 53
PC Cards, 54
spare AC adapter, 56
spare battery, 56
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P
palm rest, 15
parallel port
setting in Setup Utility, 90
password, 29
changing in Setup
Utility, 92
checking during boot, 91
checking during
resume, 91
removing in Setup
Utility, 92
setting in Notebook
Manager, 78-79
setting in Setup Utility, 92
types, 29
PC Card, 25
ejecting, 26
inserting, 26
peripherals
power management, 40
PhDISK, 73
ports, 21
bottom, 27
left, 21
rear, 23
right, 25
power
managing in Notebook
Manager, 80
managing in Setup
Utility, 93
turning on, xv
power management
advanced, 44
heuristic, 39
power management modes
display standby mode, 40
hard disk standby
114
mode, 40
Hibernation mode, 42-43
peripheral standby
modes, 40
Standby mode, 40-42
printer
connecting, 51
troubleshooting, 101
problems, 98
audio, 99-100
CD-ROM, 100
display, 98, 99
infrared, 102
keyboard, 101
printer, 101
serial mouse, 101
startup, 98
troubleshooting, 97
PS/2 mouse
connecting, 49
PS/2 y-bridge cable
connecting, 56
Q
questions
multiple PS/2 devices, 101
setting location for modem
use, 102
S
safety
CD-ROM drive, x
FCC notice, v
general instructions, vii
lithium battery, xi
security
keylock, 29
passwords, 29
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serial mouse
connecting, 50
serial port
setting in Setup Utility, 89
service
when to call, xx
Setup Utility, 83-96
Advanced menu, 89
Boot Device Priority
submenu, 88
CD-ROM/ATAPI Devices
submenu, 87
entering, 83
Exit menu, 95
Hard Disk 0 submenu, 86
Main menu, 84
navigating, 83
Power Saving menu, 93
Security menu, 90
software
bundled, 72
speakers
hot key, 13
troubleshooting, 99
specifications, 107
Standby mode, 40-42
condition, 41
entering, 41
hot key, 12
resuming from, 41
signals, 41
status indicator, 7
status indicators, 7
storage, 18
floppy drive, 18
hard disk, 18
support
information, xviii
s-video, 22
Index
connecting, 46
T
time
setting in Setup Utility, 84
touchpad, 16
hot key, 13
using, 16-17
travel
international flights, 69
local trips, 68
troubleshooting, 97
turbo mode
hot key, 14
U
Universal Serial Bus, 22
USB
connecting, 55
USB. See Universal Serial Bus
utility
BIOS Setup, 83-96
Notebook Manager, 74-82
PhDISK, 73
V
volume
adjusting, 28
W
warranty
International Traveler’s
Warranty, xviii
Windows 98/Windows 95
keys, 11
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