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Joybook S52 Series User’s Manual
Welcome
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Copyright
Copyright 2005 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or
translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means,
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the prior written permission of this company.
Disclaimer
BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties,
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BENQ Corporation
reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in
the contents hereof without obligation of this company to notify any person of such
revision or changes.
Windows, Internet Explorer and Outlook Express are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Others are copyrights of their respective companies or organizations.
is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc. SRS technology is incorporated under
license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Joybook Models Covered by This
Manual
This manual contains the information about the following Joybook models:
• Joybook S52 series
Please note that the actual hardware or software capabilities will vary according to
the model you purchased. To determine your Joybook model, please refer to the label
on the packing box, or the printing on your Joybook.
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Table of Contents
Touring Your Joybook ......................................................................................1
Left Side View............................................................................................. 2
Right Side View .......................................................................................... 3
Rear View.................................................................................................... 4
Front Panel ................................................................................................. 5
Function Hotkeys....................................................................................... 6
Getting Started with Windows XP ...................................................................8
Using the Q-Media Bar .....................................................................................10
Setting Up QMedia Bar.............................................................................. 10
Sending and Receiving E-mail................................................................... 11
Getting Online............................................................................................ 12
Using the Built-In Wireless LAN Function .............................................. 13
Using Bluetooth ......................................................................................... 14
Initializing Bluetooth Connection ..................................................... 14
Using the Bluetooth Services of the Connected Device .................... 16
Quick Connection............................................................................... 16
Searching for a Bluetooth Device ....................................................... 16
Configuring Bluetooth Services on Your Joybook ............................ 16
Performing Advanced Bluetooth Configurations ............................. 17
Listening to Music and Creating Custom Music Collections.................. 18
QMusic Workspace........................................................................... 18
Playing a Music CD............................................................................. 18
Creating a Playlist................................................................................ 18
Converting CD Music into MP3 Format........................................... 19
Creating an MP3 Music CD ............................................................... 19
Viewing Digital Photographs, Creating Slide Shows and Calendars....... 20
Photo Explorer Workspace................................................................. 20
Viewing Images ................................................................................... 20
Creating a Slide Show or Screensaver ................................................ 20
Making a Calendar .............................................................................. 21
Watching DVD/VCD Movies.................................................................... 22
Power DVD Control Panel ................................................................. 22
Region Code Settings .......................................................................... 23
Basic Operations.................................................................................. 23
Making Your Own Movies ........................................................................ 24
PowerDirector Workspace.................................................................. 24
The Movie-Making Process ................................................................ 25
Step 1: Loading Clips into the Library................................................ 25
Step 2: Managing Clips in the Workspace.......................................... 25
Step 3: Working with Effects............................................................... 25
Step 4: Producing a Movie Disc.......................................................... 26
Burning CDs Using Nero Express ............................................................. 27
Using QCamera .......................................................................................... 30
QCamera Workspace .......................................................................... 30
Capturing Videos................................................................................. 31
Capturing Photos................................................................................. 31
Applying Special Effects to Photos and Videos.................................. 31
Creating a New Album........................................................................ 31
Adding Photos to an Album ............................................................... 31
Burning Albums onto a CD ................................................................ 31
Using QPower............................................................................................. 33
Launching QPower.............................................................................. 33
Checking Battery Level........................................................................ 33
Selecting a Power Profile ..................................................................... 33
Setting up a Power Profile................................................................... 33
Associating Application Programs with Power Profiles .................... 34
Removing the Association Between Programs and Power Profiles .. 35
QPresentation ............................................................................................. 36
BenQ Surround .......................................................................................... 36
SmartAudio................................................................................................. 36
Attaching External Display Devices .................................................................37
Attaching an External Display Device ....................................................... 37
Installing Additional Memory ..........................................................................38
Recovering Your System ...................................................................................41
Using the Windows System Restore Tool ................................................. 41
Using the Quick Recovery Function.......................................................... 41
Using the Recovery CDs............................................................................. 42
Reinstalling Software or Driver........................................................... 42
FAQ and Troubleshooting................................................................................43
General ........................................................................................................ 43
Battery and Power ...................................................................................... 43
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Connection .................................................................................................44
System .........................................................................................................45
Display.........................................................................................................47
Information on Safety, Cleaning, and Battery Maintenance.......................... 49
Safety ...........................................................................................................49
Battery Maintenance ..................................................................................49
Cleaning Your Joybook ..............................................................................49
Service and Support.......................................................................................... 50
BenQ Joybook Global Online Service .......................................................50
Joybook Online Registration......................................................................50
Appendix ........................................................................................................... 51
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Hard Disk / Optical Drive Activity
Indicator
Lights up in blue when Joybook S52 is
accessing hard disk or optical drive.
Internet Hotkey
Starts up the Internet Explorer Web
browser.
Caps Lock Indicator
Lights up in blue when the Caps Lock
is activated.
E-Mail Hotkey
Starts up the Outlook Express e-mail client.
Scroll Lock Indicator
Lights up in blue when the Scroll
Lock is activated.
Power Switch
Turns Joybook S52 on or off.
Num Lock Indicator
Lights up in blue when the Num Lock
is activated.
Touch Pad
For controlling the on-screen cursor.
Can be activated and deactivated by
pressing the Fn + F6 hotkey combination.
Left and Right Buttons
Equivalent to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
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Left Side View
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(7) PC Card Ejection Button
You can use this button to eject an inserted PC Card. To
eject a PC Card:
1. Quit all PC Card applications and shut down all PC
Card functions.
(2) Ventilation Holes
2. Press and then release the PC Card ejection button,
PC Card Slot
For dissipating heat and keeping the computer at an (6)
causing it to pop out.
This PC Card slot accepts one Type-II PC Card. You can
optimal temperature.
3. When the button has popped out, push it in again to
use it and various PC Cards on the market to further
eject the PC Card.
expand the capabilities of your Joybook.
(3)
USB 2.0 Ports
For connecting peripherals such as mice, digital cam- Insert the PC Card into the slots following the direction
indicated on the card and complete related driver seteras and MP3 players that use the USB interface.
tings.
(5)
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Port
(1)
Kensington Lock Hole
You can attach a Kensington-type lock and cable to this For connecting high-speed peripherals such as digital
video cameras and other consumer electronics devices
hole to prevent theft.
that use the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface.
(4)
LAN (Ethernet) Port
Allows Joybook to connect to a 10/100Mbps Ethernet
network.
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Right Side View
(1)
(2)
(1)
Modem Port
Accepts an analog telephone line for use with the internal modem.
(2) DVD Super-Multi/DVD+RW/DVD & CD-RW Combo Drive
(Optional)
Supports multi-functional optical module for reading music CDs,
VCDs and DVDs or burning CD-R/CD-RW or DVD+R/DVD+RW
(optional) discs. Discs can be inserted/ejected by pressing the small
ejection button on the drive.
(3)
(3)
VGA Port
For connecting external display devices, such as monitors and projectors.
If you wish to open the disc tray of the drive when your Joybook
power is off, or it can't be opened using the ejection button, insert
a pointed object into the tray ejection hole next to the ejection button to force open the disc tray.
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Rear View
(1)
(1)
Power Jack
For connecting AC power supply.
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(2)
(2) Port Replicator Port
For connecting to a Port Replicator to add additional ports to your Joyboook S52 such as: PS/2,
serial, parallel, USB, etc.
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Front Panel
(1)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(2)
(1)
Battery Indicator
• When Joybook is in use, lights up in blue.
• When the battery is charging, turns into amber.
• Flashing blue indicates that the battery is running low.
• Flashing amber indicates that the battery is malfunctioning, in which case you should contact service personnel.
(4) Wireless Device Switch/Indicator
This is a switch/indicator combo. Press this switch to
turn on/off wireless connection function (WLAN and
Bluetooth, Bluetooth is optional depending on your
model).
(7)
Five-in-One Memory Card Slot
Reads a Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, XD, SD or
MMC memory card.
• When the wireless LAN function is turned on, this
switch/indicatorwill light up blue.
• When the Bluetooth function is turned on, this switch/
indicatorwill light up amber.
(2) Infrared port
Earphone/SPDIF Audio Output Jack
You can connect Joybook to your PDA, mobile phone or (5)
other Infrared compatible devices using this port.
Can be used to connect to an earphone/headset or external speaker for playing Joybook audio.
(3)
Five-in-One Memory Card Access Indicator
(6)
Microphone Input Jack
Lights up when a Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, XD, Can be used to connect to a microphone for recording
SD or MMC memory card is inserted.
sounds.
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Function Hotkeys
You can use the function hotkeys to access commonly used functions or make quick settings. To use the hotkeys, press and hold the Fn (Function) key at the lower left corner
of the keyboard, and then press the desired hotkey.
Fn + F1 Opens function keys online help.
Fn + F6 Activates or deactivates the touch pad.
Fn + F2 Puts Joybook into sleep mode.
Fn + F7 Activates or deactivates the speakers.
Fn + F3 Switches display between the screen and an external monitor/projector, or allows simultaneous display.
Fn + F8 Decreases volume.
Fn + F9 Increases volume.
Fn + F4 Decreases screen brightness.
Fn + F10 Switches among the 3 basic power profiles of QPower.
Fn + F5 Increases screen brightness.
Fn + F12 Switches between all 3 combinations of WLAN and Bluetooth on/
off. The status is indicated by the on-screen display.
Bluetooth is optional depending on your purchased model.
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Functionally equivalent to clicking the Start button on
Windows Key the Windows desktop.
+ Tab Makes the next item on the Windows task bar active.
Opens the My Computer window for browsing disks
+ E and files.
+ M Minimizes all windows.
Shift (
)+
+ M Cancels minimization of all windows.
+ R Activates the Run dialogue box.
Activates or deactivates the numeric keypad integrated in
Num lk the keyboard (indicated by the light gray shade in the illustration above).
Caps lock Capitalizes all text entered.
Application Key
Provides the same function as the right touch pad button,
bringing up a contextual pop-up menu.
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Getting Started with Windows XP
Your Joybook comes installed with Windows XP, Microsoft's latest operating system for consumer PCs. The first time you start up your Joybook, Windows XP will ask you a
few questions. Answer the questions to ensure that your full rights are protected. If you are asked to select the type of keyboard and you are not sure, please check
the specification label on the packing carton to determine the correct keyboard type.
After you are done answering the questions, Joybook will restart and then you will enter Windows XP for the first time. Click Start and select Help and Support in the menu
that appears. The Help and Support Center will appear and you can find more information on how to use Windows XP here.
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Next, please follow the steps below to setup the language for non-unicode programs settings in Windows XP.
1. Click Start and then Control Panel.
2. Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
3. Click Regional and Language Options in the window that appears.
5. In the drop-down listbox, click to select your language and country.
6. Click Apply.
7. Click Yes.
4. Click the Advanced tab.
8. Click Yes.
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Using the Q-Media Bar
Setting Up QMedia Bar
The Q-Media Bar
integrates a number of software
Right-click on the QMedia Bar and a menu will appear on it.
applications to enhance the multimedia experience on your Joybook. Click on the
small triangle button and a rotating button bar will appear.
From the Q-Media Bar, you can:
Click
to start up Internet Explorer and surf the Internet.
Click
to open Outlook Express for accessing e-mail.
Click
to open QMusic. You can use QMusic to listen to MP3 or CD music,
burn MP3 music onto a CD (requires optional CD-burner), convert and save CD
music into MP3 format, or create your personal favorite music album.
Click
to start up PowerDVD for playing DVD or movie clips.
Click
to activate PowerDirector with which you can create and edit your
personal movie clips.
Click
photos.
to open Photo Explorer. It allows you to easily create and share your
Click
to open Nero Express for burning your favorite music, photos and
files onto CDs.
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Click
to open QCamera for capturing and sharing video and photos.
Click
to view the information about QMedia Bar.
Using the Q-Media Bar
You can:
• Let QMedia Bar appear on top of all open programs by selecting Always on top.
• Close QMedia Bar by selecting Exit.
• Adjust the size of QMedia Bar on the screen by selecting Size and then select an
appropriate size.
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Sending and Receiving E-mail
You can use Outlook Express to send and receive e-mail.
In order to use e-mail, you must have an account with an ISP (Internet service provider) and perform needed software configuration. For detailed information on accounts, passwords, e-mail servers and other settings, please consult your system administrator/ISP, or contact BenQ Customer Service for help.
1. Open Outlook Express
by pressing the
hotkey on your Joybook
or clicking on
the
button on the
QMedia Bar
2. After the Outlook
Express application window opens, you can start
to write, send and
receive e-mail.
For more information on how to use Outlook Express, please consult the on-line Help by clicking Help and then select Contents and Index.
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Getting Online
You can use Internet Explorer to browse web pages on the Internet and access various on-line information.
In order to get online, you must have an account with an ISP (Internet service provider) and perform needed software configuration. For detailed information on accounts, passwords and other settings, please consult your system administrator/ISP, or contact BenQ Customer Service for help.
1. Open Internet Explorer
by pressing the
hotkey on your Joybook
or clicking on
the
button on the
QMedia Bar
2. After the Internet
Explorer application
window opens, enter the
address for the web page
you wish to view in the
Address field and then
click Go to.
For more information on how to use Internet Explorer, please consult the on-line Help by clicking Help and then select Contents and Index.
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Using the Built-In Wireless LAN Function
With the built-in wireless LAN card on your Joybook, you can access Ethernet
network wirelessly without the constraints of network cables.
At home or in the office, you need an access point, which serves as an air station to
make transmission possible. Outdoors in places such as in coffee shops or library,
you can inquire the service personnel about an account.
To connect to a wireless LAN network:
1. Make sure that you are located within the wireless network service area and you
have already obtained the user name and password for accessing such network
from the service provider.
2. Press the Wireless Device Switch, and then the Fn + F12 hotkey combination to
turn on Wireless LAN.
3. Click on the wireless LAN icon
on the System Tray located at the lower
right corner of the Desktop to bring up the pop-up menu.
4. If you see the ‘Use Intel PROSet/Wireless’ option in the dialog, click to select it,
if not, skip to step 6 below.
5. Click on the wireless LAN icon again to bring up the pop-up menu.
6. Click Open Intel PROSet/Wireless to bring up the utility window.
10. You may update the security settings on this page and enter a password if necessary. (Please check with your ISP for the values for these settings.) Click Next.
11. Click OK to complete the profile.
12. Back on the main page of the utility window, notice the new profile item in the
‘Profiles’ section.
13. Highlight your profile and click Connect to connect to wireless LAN.
14. You will notice the wireless LAN icon on the system tray now appearing in
green to indicate connection on.
To access Internet, you may have to undergo another authorization process and
enter username and password. For details, please consult your ISP.
If you are not to use the WLAN Card in your Joybook, dial-up connection using the
modem port, ADSL and broadband transmission using the LAN port would also do.
Please contact your local ISP to get more information.
When travelling by air, please be sure to turn off wireless networking to avoid any
possible risks to flight safety.
Click Help on the menu bar any time to bring up help.
7. In the ‘Available Networks’ section of the window shows a list of available networks automatically detected by your wireless LAN card.
8. Click on one of the items in that list and click Configure to create a profile for it.
9. Give it a profile name and click Next.
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Using Bluetooth
The Bluetooth function allows you to get connected to various devices and services that support Bluetooth transmission. You can get rid of those annoying
cables when printing documents, synchronizing your PIM data with your PDA or
another PC, mobile phone or even sharing a network connection.
4. Specify a name for your Joybook in the Computer name field and click Next.
Bluetooth is an optional depending on your purchased model. You will see the Bluetooth icon on your desktop and system tray whether or not you have the Bluetooth
device in your system. The icon on the system tray will have three color values
depending on the status of Bluetooth: white to indicate Bluetooth is off, red to indicate Bluetooth is turned on, and green to indicate Bluetooth is in connection.
Initializing Bluetooth Connection
1. Press the Wireless Device Switch, and then the Fn + F12 hotkey combination to
turn on Bluetooth.
2. Turn on the power of your Bluetooth device and activate its Bluetooth function.
• For details about how to activate the device’s Bluetooth function, please refer to
its documentations.
• The maximum effective range of connection between your Joybook and the Bluetooth device is 10 meters.
• You can use your Joybook to connect to up to 7 Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
5. Click Next.
3. Double-click on the Bluetooth icon
on the Windows system tray located at
the lower right corner of the Desktop. The following dialogue box will appear.
Click Next.
6. Check to enable the services that you want to use with your Joybook. Click
Next.
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7. Windows will install related software for selected services.
identical. If necessary, enter the PIN code in the PIN Code field and click Initiate Pairing.
8. Click Next.
11. The services available on the connected Bluetooth device will appear in the following window. Check to select the services you want to use. When a service is
selected, you will be prompted to perform it related settings.
9. The Bluetooth device discovered by your Joybook will appear in the window
below. Click to select the device and then click Next.
If you are done selecting and setting, click Next to search for another Bluetooth
device, or Cancel to complete the initiation process.
10. In order to connect to the Bluetooth device, you must go through the pairing
process first. If you are connecting to a device that requires security connection, you must also enter the PIN code. PIN code can be specified randomly,
but the entered PIN code on your Joybook and the Bluetooth device must be
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Using the Bluetooth Services of the Connected Device
Searching for a Bluetooth Device
1. After your Joybook is connected to the Bluetooth device, double-click the My
Bluetooth Places icon on the Desktop. The following window will appear.
To search for a nearby Bluetooth device, double-click on the My Bluetooth Places
icon on the Desktop and then Search for devices in range.
2. To use a service on the connected Bluetooth device, double-click a service icon
in the window. For example, if you want to start exchanging PIM (personal
information management) data, such as your e-mail messages, contacts and
business cards on your Joybook with the connected device, double-click on the
Information Exchange service icon. Your Joybook will start connecting to the
device and then exchange your PIM data with it.
Configuring Bluetooth Services on Your Joybook
• Available services will vary according to the type and functions provided by the
connected Bluetooth device.
• If you want to use the Audio Gateway service to play sound using the speakers on
a Bluetooth connected PC, be sure to select the audio device of the PC as Bluetooth Audio.
• If you want to use the Fax service to send fax using a Bluetooth connected PC, be
sure to activate the PC’s fax service.
• If you want to access the dial-up connection of the Bluetooth connected PC, be
sure to establish a dial-up connection using the Bluetooth Modem first.
Quick Connection
You can establish a Bluetooth connection quickly by right-clicking on the Bluetooth icon on Windows system tray and then select Quick Connect and a desired
Bluetooth service and device.
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In addition to using services provided by other Bluetooth devices, you can also
setup the services available on your Joybook for other devices.
To configure these services, double-click on the My Bluetooth Places icon on the
Desktop and then View My Bluetooth Services.
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The available services on your Joybook will appear in the window that follows.
Performing Advanced Bluetooth Configurations
Right-click on the Bluetooth icon on Windows system tray and then select
Advanced Configuration.
The following dialogue box that contains all advanced Bluetooth configuration
options will appear. You can setup these options to further enhance the performance of your Bluetooth services or to configure the Bluetooth connections to fit
your personal preferences.
You can right-click on each service icon to open the configuration settings for the
selected service.
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Listening to Music and Creating Custom Music Collections
QMusic is the perfect tool for managing your favorite music collections. You can
use it to play music CDs and MP3 files, burn MP3 songs onto CDs, convert audio
CD tracks to MP3 format for storage on your hard disk drive, or create custom
music compilation.
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Click the
button on the QMedia Bar to open QMusic.
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QMusic Workspace
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2
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4, 5,
6, 7
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This is the location where you can arrange the
MP3 Disc Playldirectories for your favorite MP3 music and creists
ation of CD.
Media Panel
Contains all available media data and playlists.
Used to control the playback actions when playing
Play Buttons
music.
Volume Button For adjusting playback volume.
Status Bar
Displays the details of your song list.
Song List
Displays songs in the media or selected playlist.
About QMusic
Click to view QMusic version information.
Allows you to customize sound effects, setup
Feature Buttons
QMusic or change play modes..., etc.
Allows you to search for a song in your music colSearch Window
lection.
Playing a Music CD
1. Insert a music CD into the optical drive of your Joybook.
2. A few seconds later, the songs of the music CD will appear in the Song List.
3. Click the Play Buttons to play the CD.
Creating a Playlist
1. Click Music Library on the Media Panel and then click the
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Button/Icon
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11
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Description
Used to execute certain actions in QMusic, such
Action Buttons
as burning a CD, converting songs, stopping the
current action, adding songs or playlists..., etc.
Display the status of the action currently being
Display Area
performed.
Controls the QMusic window or opens the on-line
System Buttons
Help.
Music Library
Lists your music file collections.
This is where you can store the songs to be
My Joybee
updated to the Joybee Digital Audio Player.
My Playlists
This is the place to store your own music playlists.
Using the Q-Media Bar
button.
2. In the dialog that appears, give the playlist a name and then click OK.
3. Click the playlist you just created and then the
button to add songs to the
playlist.
4. In the dialog that appears, browse to select the music files you wish to add and
then click Open.
5. Repeat step 4 if you wish to add more songs to the playlist.
Creating a playlist under Music Library adds actual music files to the list, while creating a playlist under My Playlist only creates shortcuts to the music files. If the
music files are deleted, error will occur.
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Converting CD Music into MP3 Format
1. Insert a music CD into the optical drive of your Joybook.
2. The songs on the music CD will automatically appear on the Song List. Click to
select the songs you wish to convert, or uncheck the unwanted ones.
3. Click the
button. A new playlist named New Album will automatically be
created on the Media Panel below Music Library, and QMusic will start the conversion process. Depending on the number of songs you selected, this process
may take a while.
4. When the conversion process is completed, you will see the converted songs on
the Song List. To change the name of the playlist, right-click on it and select
Change playlist name.
Creating an MP3 Music CD
A CD-burner is required for creating an MP3 music CD.
1. Make sure that the CD-burner is ready and there is a blank recordable disc in
the burner.
2. Right-click a playlist under Music Library and select Burn MP3 data disc.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to proceed.
For more information on how to use QMusic, please consult the on-line Help by
clicking the
button.
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Viewing Digital Photographs, Creating Slide Shows and Calendars
Photo Explorer can help you manage your digital photographs and other images,
letting you easily view, print, and edit them, as well as create customized slide
shows.
Click the
button on the QMedia Bar to open Photo Explorer.
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Photo Explorer Workspace
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2
3
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The Preview Pane allows you to preview the
image file or play the audio/video file selected in
the Browse Pane.
The Slideshow Storyboard helps you create a
Slideshow Storymultimedia slideshow using selected image files,
board
even if these files are located in different folders.
Preview Pane
Slideshow Tool- Contains buttons that allow you to deal with the
bar
slideshow files.
Viewing Images
1. Locate the desired image files in the Directory Tree.
2. Files in the directory you selected will be shown as thumbnails or in a list in the
Browse Pane. Select the image you wish to view.
3. The image you selected will be shown in the Preview Pane. Double-clicking in
the Preview Pane will open the Viewer window for a closer look at the image.
Creating a Slide Show or Screensaver
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Photo Explorer gives you an easy way to create a slideshow/screen saver using your
favorite media files. You can use this feature for demonstrations, presentations, or
simply for your own entertainment.
1. Click the Slideshow
button on the Viewer Toolbar.
2. In the Browse Pane, select the files you wish to use in your slideshow project.
You can use audio, video, and image files.
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Button/Icon
Folder Tree
2
Browse Pane
3
Viewer Toolbar
Using the Q-Media Bar
Description
The Folder Tree allows you to manage your files
easily. Right-clicking the Folder Tree displays
commands for organizing and adding folders to
the Favorites List.
The Browse Pane allows you to easily look
through files in List or Thumbnail view. Doubleclicking a file opens it in the Viewer (for image
files only) or its associated program.
The Viewer toolbar gives you quick access to frequently used commands.
3. On the Slideshow toolbar, click the Add
button or drag selected files to the
Slideshow Storyboard. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if necessary (especially when files
are located in different folders).
4. Re-order the files by dragging them to another frame or select a file from the
storyboard, click the Move
button on the Slideshow toolbar then find the
frame where you would like to move the file and click once.
5. Remove selected files from the storyboard by clicking the Remove
on the Slideshow toolbar.
button
6. Click the Slideshow Options
button to apply a transition effect between
images and customize the overall appearance of the slideshow.
To make an auto-running slideshow (for computer playback), set a constant
image duration in Default duration. Otherwise, to allow manual control of the
slideshow, select Control manually with keyboard or mouse.
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7. To set different display durations and add sound annotation to individual
images, select the image(s) in the Slideshow storyboard and the Slideshow
Options
button.
8. To add background music starting at a certain image in the slideshow, drag and
drop the file(s) beneath the desired image in the Slideshow Storyboard. Each
time you add music, be it single or multiple selected files, the selected music
will be inserted as a single clip beneath the range of images it will play alongside
with.
Repeat the above process to add more background music to various parts of the
slideshow.
If the duration of a music clip is shorter than the total duration of the range of
images which it was applied to, the music will continuously be replayed until its
corresponding images have all been displayed. To avoid replaying music, you can
synchronize the duration of images with the duration of the music by checking
both durations first before adding music.
• To append more music files to a music clip, hold down the <Ctrl> key and drag
selected files from the Browse Pane onto the starting image of the music clip.
• To move a music clip to another image, drag it to the desired image.
If the image already had accompanying music, the transferred clip will totally
replace it.
9. Click the Show
button to preview the slideshow with the present settings.
10. When you are satisfied with the slide order, click the Save
button, then
define a name and location to save the slideshow file (*.UES).
11. Depending on the purpose of your slideshow, there are different methods of
preparing the file for viewing:
• The slideshow can be viewed at any time on your Joybook by double-clicking on
the (*.UES) file you created in step 10.
Making a Calendar
1. With a thumbnail selected in the Browse Pane, click Tools on the Viewer Toolbar and then select Calendar.
2. In the Calendar dialog box, from the Template section, select a page layout either Portrait
or Landscape
.
3. Select the calendar template that you prefer.
4. Move any of the calendar elements (month, year, etc.) by selecting and then
dragging it to a position you prefer.
5. Resize any of the elements by selecting it then dragging any of the nodes located
at the corners and along the sides of the element's bounding box.
6. Adjust the font type, style and color for each of the different elements by clicking the Font and Color button. In the Font and Color dialog box, select the element that you would like to modify by selecting it in the Text Preview window
or from the Item drop-down menu.
7. Now you can choose to output your calendar in different ways:
• Click the Print Setup button to configure your printer. Click Print to send the
current calendar to your printer as a print job.
• Click Wallpaper to set the current calendar as your Windows Desktop Wallpaper.
• Click To Clipboard to send the current calendar to the clipboard so you can
open it in another program such as an image-editing program, where you could
further enhance the calendar.
8. Click Close to exit the Calendar dialog box.
For more information on how to use Photo Explorer, please consult the on-line Help
by clicking Help and then select Ulead Photo Explorer Help.
• Click the Package
button to copy all the files used in the slideshow to a separate folder where they can be easily accessed so you can e-mail the entire show to
a friend or relative that also uses Photo Explorer.
• Click the Export
button to create a Web Slideshow that can be uploaded to a
Web server, or packaged in a self-extracting EXE file, so it can be e-mailed to a
friend or relative (Photo Explorer is not needed by the recipient).
• Click the Screen Saver
button to use your slideshow as a screen saver.
The screen saver that you create is linked to the files you selected to make it. Moving or deleting these files breaks the links, so that the screen saver will not function
properly.
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Watching DVD/VCD Movies
Click the
button on the QMedia Bar to open PowerDVD. With PowerDVD, you can watch DVD/VCD movies or play music with your Joybook.
When PowerDVD is opened, a control panel and a movie window will appear on
the screen.
Power DVD Control Panel
Control Buttons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16
17 18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Description
Captures video content as bitmap image files.
Switches to full screen and back to windows
2 Full Screen
mode.
Goes up to previous section when navigating
Go up/AB
DVD title menu selections. Sets points for AB
3
Repeat
repeat function during playback.
4 Repeat
Repeats titles, chapters, songs, etc.
5 Add Bookmark Adds bookmarks for specific DVD scenes.
6 Go to Bookmark Directly goes to bookmarked scenes.
7 Karaoke
Switches among karaoke modes.
8 Next Angle
Switches among available angles if any.
Next Audio
Switches among available audio streams.
9
Stream
Switches among available subtitles during play10 Next Subtitle
back.
11 Menu
Accesses all available DVD menus.
12 Configuration
Configuration settings are all located here.
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
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Selects media source for playback.
Ejects discs from the optical drive.
Accesses online help.
Increase, mute or decrease volume.
Goes to previous frame.
Fast rewinds the media at different speeds.
Returns to previous chapter.
Plays media.
Jumps to next chapter.
Fast forwards the media at different speeds.
Stops playback.
Pauses playback.
Goes to next frame.
Display
1 2 3
No.
Button/Icon
1 Snapshot
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Select Source
Eject
Help
Volume Control
Step Backward
Backward Scan
Previous
Play
Next
Forward Scan
Stop
Pause
Step Forward
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Button/Icon
Current Media
Type
Current Shuffle
Mode
Current Repeat
Mode
Current Audio
Mode
Current Subtitle
Language
Current Audio
Language
Current Title
Current Chapter
Elapsed Time
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Description
Displays the current media type.
Displays the current shuffle mode.
Displays the current repeat mode.
Displays the current audio mode.
Displays the current subtitle language.
Displays the current audio language.
Displays current title.
Displays current chapter.
Displays elapsed time.
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10 Playback status Indicates current playback status.
Region Code Settings
Most of the DVD titles in today's markets are governed by a regional code that
divides the world into six separate regions. This ensures maximization of revenues
for motion picture studios' theatrical and home releases, which times and dates
vary from region to region.
1. Open Power DVD and insert the DVD you wish to play into the optical drive.
2. Upon inserting your DVD, note the dialog box. Click OK.
3. After the region has been set, this dialog box will no longer prompt you unless
an encoded DVD title from another region is inserted.
PowerDVD will only allow you to set the regional settings five times until the
regional code is fixed. Subsequently, playback of DVD titles will be specific to one
region. Some DVD titles may not be region-specific.
Basic Operations
Playing DVD
3. If necessary, use the Control Buttons to access the various playback functions.
Playing Audio CD
1. Open PowerDVD, insert the Audio CD you wish to play and click the Play button.
2. To change your Audio CD playlist, click the Menu button during playback or
during pause mode. By default, your playlist will duplicate all the tracks available on your Audio CD from the left window. Click Clear to clear your playlist
or Reset to return to the default setting.
3. Select tracks and click Add to add to your Playlist. For selecting multiple tracks,
press the <Ctrl> key when selecting or press the <Shift> key to select tracks in a
row.
5. Click OK when you are finished.
For more information on how to use PowerDVD, please refer to the on-line Help by
clicking the Help button.
1. Open Power DVD, insert your DVD disc and click the Play button. Be sure that
the source is correct. If not, click the Select Source button and choose the right
drive.
2. A warning message or copyright information will appear depending on the
DVD title. Usually, this content cannot be skipped over.
3. After the promotional content, you will be presented with the main menu. With
your mouse, select by clicking once. The DVD will begin playing.
4. If necessary, use the Control Buttons to access the various playback functions.
Playing VCD/SVCD
1. Open Power DVD and insert the VCD/SVCD you wish to play into the optical
drive. Be sure that the source is correct. If not, click the Select Source button
and choose the right drive.
2. Click the Play button. The VCD/SVCD will begin playing. Depending on the
VCD/SVCD title, some may offer a title menu. Depending on your title, the on
screen menu selection can be clicked on directly or use the Number Pad to
select.
3. If necessary, use the Control Buttons to access the various playback functions.
Playing Media Files
The simplest way to play media files is to drag and drop a file directly onto the
PowerDVD control panel or movie window. This includes all media file types that
are supported by PowerDVD and playlist formats (.m3u and .pls).
1. Open PowerDVD and open the Windows Explorer (or any folder).
2. Browse to find the file you wish to play, click it, drag it over to the PowerDVD
control panel or movie window, and then drop it.
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Making Your Own Movies
Your Joybook can help you edit video files to create a movie that you can share
with family and friends. With a digital video camera or other source of digital
video footage, you can take advantage of the PoweDirector to produce your very
own cinematic masterpiece-or if you're less ambitious, just the coolest home video
ever!
Click the
button on the QMedia Bar to open PowerDirector.
5
6
7
Workspace View
Buttons
Smart Guide
Media Tracks
Click to switch between Timeline and Storyboard
views.
Provides function-specific tips.
Insert media clips here.
Capture Mode
When you click the
button, PowerDirector enters Capture mode, in
which you can capture media from a variety of capture devices.
PowerDirector Workspace
The PowerDirector Program
2
1
3
1
3
4
5
2
No.
6
No.
Area
1 Mode Buttons
2 Library
3
4
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7
Description
Click to switch working modes.
Contains media clips, effects and transitions.
Provides playback controls to preview clips and
Preview Window
movies.
Edit Function
Open editing rooms dedicated to a specific task.
Buttons
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1
2
3
4
4
Area
Capture Preview Window
Capture Device
Selection Area
Captured Clips
Area
Information Display Area
Description
Displays media clips during capture.
Allows you to switch capture devices and set capture limits.
Displays media clips after capture.
Displays information about captured file size and
available hard disk space.
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The Movie-Making Process
The digital movie production process involves a combination of artistry and technology, beginning with raw video footage and ending with a movie production.
PowerDirector provides the easiest way to produce your finished movie and publish it to the medium of your choice.
Pre-Production
Before you edit your movie using PowerDirector, you must first create (or gather)
its component parts: video clips, photos, music, and narrative voice-overs. You
may collect raw footage yourself with a camcorder or other recording device, or
you may simply use non-copyright protected media files that you have on hand.
Editing
When you have your raw footage on hand, you might expect to use PowerDirector
to trim video and audio content to a desired length, add a special effect to a video
clip, add transition effects between video clips..., etc.
Ready to Burn
When you are ready to burn your movie to disc, you should have several discs on
hand that are compatible with your burning drive. Make sure not only that the
media type is correct (i.e.: that you have DVDs for a DVD drive and CDs for a CD
drive), but that your discs are all in the correct format (for example, CD-R or
DVD+RW). Keep several discs on hand in case your drive encounters errors, or to
make duplicate copies when you are satisfied with the results.
Step 1: Loading Clips into the Library
When loading media clips into PowerDirector's Library, you have two options: to
load media files individually, or to load an entire folder that contains media files
you want to use in your current project.
Load Individual Media Files
1. Click
to open the Media Room in the Library.
2. Select the type of media you want to load (or All Media) from the Filter dropdown list.
3. Click
and select Load media file(s). A dialog opens.
4. Locate and open the file(s) you want to add. Thumbnails of each of the media
files you have selected appear in the Library.
3. Locate the folder you want to open, then click OK. All of the media files in that
folder are loaded into the Library.
Step 2: Managing Clips in the Workspace
Once you have loaded media files into the Library, they are ready to be used in
your movie. You can load different types of media clips into the different tracks in
the workspace, move them to different locations in your story, and delete them
from the workspace.
Adding a Clip to the Workspace
Adding Video & Image Clips
1. Click
to open the Media Room in the Library.
2. Select Video, Image, or All Media from the Filter drop-down list to sort the clips
in the Media Room.
3. Select a clip, then add it to the workspace. You may do this in one of the following ways:
• Click
to add the clip to the Video track or
the clip to the PiP track.
• Drag clips to a desired position in the Video or PiP track.
You may select several clips and drag them together into the same track, provided
all of the clips are compatible with the destination track.
Adding Audio Clips
1. Click
to open the Media Room in the Library.
2. Select Audio or All Media from the Filter drop-down list.
3. Select an audio clip, then add it to the workspace. You may do this in one of the
following ways:
• Click
to add the audio clip to the Voice track or
to
add the audio clip to the Music track.
• Drag one or more audio clips to a desired position in the Voice or Music track.
Audio clips can be added at any point in this track.
Load a Media Folder
Step 3: Working with Effects
Adding a Video/Title/Transition Effect
1. Click
1. Click an effect button (
2. Click
to open the Media Room in the Library.
and select Load a media folder. A dialog opens.
to add
,
or
) to display the type of
effect you want to add in the Library.
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2. Select an effect from the Library and drag it into the desired position in the correct track in Timeline view. (This position is directly beneath the clip(s) in the
Video track that you want to affect.)
Editing an Effect
1. Double click an effect in Timeline view.
2. The corresponding effect editing window will appear allowing you to further
change the appearance of the effect.
Setting an Effect's Duration
1. Select the effect whose duration you want to set in the Timeline view.
2. Position your cursor at one end of the effect and drag the end of the clip to the
new position.
You can drag the edge of a clip to lengthen it or to shorten it.
Deleting an Effect
1. Click to select the effect you want to delete in the Timeline view.
2. Press the <Del> key on the keyboard.
Step 4: Producing a Movie Disc
You may want to burn your movie to disc so that you and your friends and family
can enjoy watching it on a computer or a disc player.
1. Click
2. Click
to open the Production Wizard.
, then Next. Disc production options appear on the page.
3. Select a disc format, then set your options:
• To set a destination folder for the produced movie, click Output to, then choose
a new folder.
• Country/Video Format of Disc: Specify the location where you want to play the
disc you create.
4. Check After production, make disc in Power Producer to continue the production process by burning a disc in Power Producer after your movie is compiled.
5. Click Next. Production details appear on the page.
6. Verify that these details are correct.
7. Click Start. The production process begins. This process may take a few minutes.
8. When production process is completed, Power Producer Express will appear on
the screen. Click
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to start burning the movie production to the disc.
9. Have a blank disc ready in the CD-burner and click
.
For more information on how to use PowerDirector and Power Producer, please
refer to the on-line Help by selecting Help.
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Burning CDs Using Nero Express
The Nero Express software that comes with your Joybook allows you to burn different types of data to CD by simply following the easy step-by-step instructions.
Click the
4. Browse to select the music files in the dialogue box that appears and then click
Add. Repeat this step if you want to burn more music files onto the CD.
button on the QMedia Bar to open Nero Express.
1. Insert a blank CD into the CD-burner.
2. Take burning an audio (music) CD that you can play on any audio CD players
as an example, move the cursor onto the icon , and then click the Make
Audio CD item that appears underneath.
5. When you are done selecting files, click Finished.
3. In the window that follows, click Add.
6. The total selected file size will be calculated and displayed by a blue bar at the
bottom part of the window. If the blue bar goes over the dotted red line, you
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have to delete some files from the selected files list by right-clicking a file and
select Delete. Click Next.
7. The following window will appear. Click Burn.
8. Nero Express will start burning files on to the CD.
9. When the burning process has been carried out successfully, the following dialogue box will appear. Click OK.
10. Click Next.
11. You can now choose to burn another CD with the same selection of files again,
burn a CD with different files, enter Cover Designer to design the cover for the
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CD you just burned or save the setting of this CD for future use. Or, you can
simply click Exit to exit Nero Express.
For more information on how to use Nero Express, please consult the on-line Help
by clicking the icon
on the Nero Express welcome window and then select
Help Topics.
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Using QCamera
With QCamera, you can not only capture video clips and photos easily but also
manage them using different albums. What’s more, you can also burn them on
CDs so you can share them with your family and friends.
Click the
button on the QMedia Bar to open QCamera.
In order to use QCamera, your must have a properly installed video camera that
complies with the WDM architecture. For more information, please refer to the documentation of the video camera.
QCamera Workspace
1
4
5 6 7
8
2
9
10
3
11
12
16
17
18
19
20
13
14
15
21
22
23
No.
Button/Icon
Description
1 Photo Mode button Click this button to switch to the Photo Mode.
2 Video Mode button Click this button to switch to the Video Mode.
3 Edit Mode button
Click this button to switch to the Edit mode.
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Allows you to view the image/video captured by
the video camera instantly.
5 Help button
Click this button to open Help.
Click this button to minimize QCamera as an
6 Minimize button
icon on Windows task bar.
7 Close button
Click this button to close QCamera.
Click this button to open the Filter window
8 Filter button
where you can apply various filter effects to the
photo/video in the Preview window.
In Video Mode, click this button to start capturCapture button (in ing video. To stop capturing, click this button
again.
Video and Photo
In Photo Mode, click this button to capture pho9 Mode)
tos.
Save button (in
In Edit Mode, click this button to save the
Edit mode)
photo/video.
Click this button to open the Frame window
10 Frame button
where you can apply various frame effects to
the photo/video in the Preview window.
Click this button to remove all special effects
11 Reset button
applied to the photo/video in the Preview window.
Click this button to open or close the album
12 Album Switch
window.
13 Open Album button Click this button to open an existing album.
14 New Album button Click this button to create a new album.
Click this button to view photos in the album as
15 Slideshow button
slideshows or export slideshows.
Click this button to print the photos in Edit
16 Print Photo button
Mode.
Click this button to start burning albums onto a
17 Burn Album button
CD.
Delete Photo but- Click a photo thumbnail in the album and then
18
ton
click this button to delete the selected photo.
Click this button to add new photos to the
19 Add Photo button
album.
Click this button to scroll the thumbnails in the
20 Scroll Up button
album up.
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22 Album Window
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Click this button to scroll the thumbnails in the
album down.
Displays the thumbnails of photo/video in current album. Click a thumbnail and the photo/
video will appear in the Preview window.
Displays the name of current album and the
current/total pages of thumbnails in the album.
Capturing Videos
To capture videos:
5. Click the Capture button again to stop capturing video.
Applying Frame Effects to Photos
1. Click the Photo Mode button.
2. Click the Frame button. The Frame effect window will pop up.
3. Click to select a frame effect in the Filter effect window. The filter effect will
appear instantly in the Preview window.
4. Click the Capture button to capture photos with the selected Frame effect.
Applying Frame Effects to Videos
1. Click the Video Mode button to switch to the Video Mode.
2. Click the Capture button. QCamera will start capturing video from the Preview
window. To stop capturing, click the button again.
3. The captured video will automatically be saved in the album as a thumbnail
with the icon
.
1. Click the Video Mode button.
2. Click the Frame button. The Frame effect window will pop up.
3. Click to select a frame effect in the Frame effect window. The frame effect will
appear instantly in the Preview window.
4. Click the Capture button to capture video with the selected frame effect.
5. Click the Capture button again to stop capturing video.
Capturing Photos
Removing Special Effects
To capture photos:
To remove the Filter or Frame effect from the Preview window, click the Reset button.
1. Click the Photo Mode button to switch to the Photo Mode.
2. Click the Capture button. QCamera will capture photo from the Preview window.
3. The captured photo will automatically be saved in the album as a thumbnail.
Applying Special Effects to Photos and Videos
With the Filter and Frame functions, you can easily add more fun and effects to
the captured videos and photos.
Creating a New Album
To create a new album:
1. Click the New Album button on the Album window. A dialog will appear asking
you enter the name of the new album.
2. Enter the name of the new album and then click OK.
Adding Photos to an Album
Applying Filter Effects to Photos
To import new photos into an album:
1. Click the Photo Mode button.
2. Click the Filter button. The Filter effect window will pop up.
3. Click to select a filter effect in the Filter effect window. The Filter effect will
appear instantly in the Preview window.
4. Click the Capture button to capture photos with the selected Filter effect.
1. Click the Add Photo button on the Album window. A dialog will appear
2. Browse to select the photo(s) you want to add to the album and then click OK.
3. Repeat step 2 if you want to add more photos.
Applying Filter Effects to Videos
This function requires a CD-burner.
1. Click the Video Mode button.
2. Click the Filter button. The Filter effect window will pop up.
3. Click to select a filter effect in the Filter effect window. The Filter effect will
appear instantly in the Preview window.
Burning Albums onto a CD
1. Make sure that the CD-burner is correctly installed and connected to your computer (if you are using an external CD-burner), and an empty recordable disc
(or a disc with enough space) is in the CD-burner.
2. Click the Burn Album button. A Burn album window will appear.
4. Click the Capture button to capture video with the selected filter effect.
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3. Click to select the album you want to burn onto the CD from the list by checking the checkbox beside each album name. The total file size of selected
album(s) and remaining recordable disc space will appear instantly below.
4. If necessary, click the
button beside Burner to select the CD-burner to use.
5. Click the Burn button to start burning.
You can also click the Erase button to erase the recordable disc before burning.
For more information about the exciting features of QCamera, please consult the
on-line Help by clicking the Help button.
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Using QPower
QPower is an advanced system power management tool specifically designed for
your Joybook. In addition to the standard power management functions provided
by the Windows system, QPower incorporates several features which allow you to
precisely and meanwhile easily adjust system power settings. The features include:
2. A submenu that contains several power profiles will follow. Click to select a
desired power profile.
• Flexible and comprehensive power setting options for maximizing system performance or minimizing power consumption
• Preset power profiles for easy selection and application
• Program-associable power profile design allows you to associate different application programs with different power profiles. The specific power profile is
automatically applied when you open the corresponding application program.
Launching QPower
By default, QPower is automatically launched after you turn on your Joybook (the
icon appears on the Windows System Tray located at the lower right part of
the Desktop). Should you need to launch QPower after you close it, follow the
steps below:
1. Click the Start button on Windows Taskbar and select All Programs, QPower,
QPower.
2. The
icon will appear on the Windows System Tray indicating that QPower
has been successfully launched.
Checking Battery Level
You can check the battery level of your system following the steps below:
3. When a power profile is selected, the settings will be applied instantly. Meanwhile, a message box indicating the power profile selected will also appear on
the screen.
• When a different power profile is selected, the power profile icon on the System
Tray will also be changed accordingly.
• When you place the mouse cursor over the profile icon, a tip balloon containing
the description of the power profile will appear.
• ‘Automatic Switch’ performs automatic switching among different corresponding
power profiles when you move from one open program to the other and the
brightness of your screen may also be changed accordingly. By default, this
2. A menu containing several options and a power level indicator will appear. The
power level indicator shows the percentage of the remaining power.
option is turned off, to enable it, right-click on the QPower profile icon
on the
Windows System Tray and then check ‘Automatic Switch’ from the menu that
appears.
You can also use the function key combination (Fn + F10) to cycle among the 3
basic power profiles: Max. Performance, Normal and Max. Battery Life.
Selecting a Power Profile
Setting up a Power Profile
1. Right-click on the QPower profile icon
on the Windows System Tray.
In addition to using the preset power profiles as they are, you can also change the
settings of these profiles according to your preference.
To select a power profile:
1. Right-click on the QPower profile icon
on the Windows System Tray.
To customize a power profile:
1. Right-click on the QPower profile icon
on the Windows System Tray.
2. Select Configuration... from the menu that appears.
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3. The following QPower window will appear.
4. Click to select a profile from the Profiles box. When a profile is selected, its
description will appear in the Profile description box below.
5. Adjust settings from the Settings box on the right by selecting options from the
drop-down menus, or dragging sliders to a different position.
Please refer to the table below for the description about the setting items available
in the Settings box.
Item
System
Description
For specifying the period of inactivStandby
ity before the Joybook goes on
Timer
standby.
Hiber- For specifying the period of inactivnation ity before the Joybook hibernates.
For specifying the action the JoyLid
book performs when you close the
Close
lid.
CPU
Speed
Note
The higher the
CPU
speed,
For adjusting the speed of the CPU. the more the
power it consumes.
The higher the
screen brightBright- For adjusting the brightness level of
ness, the more
ness
the screen.
the power it
consumes.
Display
For specifying the period of inactivTurn-off
ity before the Joybook turns off the
timer
screen.
Screen For specifying the period of time
Saver
before the screensaver activates.
For specifying the period of inactivTurn-off
HDD
ity before the Joybook turns off its
Timer
hard disk.
Select
Don't
Care if you do
not
want
For specifying the status of the QPower
to
MiscellaInfrared port of the Joybook.
change
the
CIR
neous
This option may not be available on Infrared
port
certain Joybook models.
status when a
different power
profile
is
selected.
6. Click the
button to save the settings. You can also click the
button to cancel, or the
ues.
button to reset all settings to their default val-
Associating Application Programs with Power Profiles
By default, some application programs installed in your Joybook are already associated with certain power profiles of QPower. For example, when you open the
Window Media Player program, the DVD power profile will be applied automatically. You can add, remove or change the programs that are associated with the
power profiles following the steps below.
1. Right-click on the QPower profile icon
on the Windows System Tray.
2. Select Configuration... from the menu that appears.
3. The QPower window will appear.
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4. Click to select a profile from the Profiles box. When doing so, the description of
the selected profile and the application programs already associated with the
profile will appear in the Profile description and Associated Applications boxes.
5. Click the
button. The dialog below will appear.
Removing the Association Between Programs and Power Profiles
In addition to associating application programs with power profiles, you can also
remove the association between them following the steps below.
1. Right-click on the QPower profile icon
on the Windows System Tray.
2. Select Configuration... from the menu that appears.
3. The QPower window will appear.
4. Click to select a profile from the Profiles box.
5. Click the
button. QPower will search your system for installed applica-
tion programs.
6. When searching is done, the installed application programs in your system will
appear in the Available box on the left.
QPower will search your system for installed application programs. Depending on
the number of programs installed, it may take several seconds.
6. When searching is done, the installed application programs in your system will
appear in the Available box on the left.
7. Click to select a program in the Available box and then click the
button. The selected program will be added to the Current box indicating that the
association between the application program and the power profile is established. You can also drag-and-drop the program from the Available box to the
Current box directly, or simply double-click on the application program in the
Available box.
If the selected application program has already been associated with a power profile, an error message will appear. You can not associate one application program
with multiple power profiles.
7. Click to select a program in the Current box and then click the
button. The selected program will be moved to the Available box, indicating that
the association between the application program and the power profile is
removed.
8. Click the
button to save the settings, or the
cel without saving.
button to can-
For more information about QPower, please consult the on-line Help by clicking the
button.
If the application program does not appear in the Available box, click the
button. Browse to select the executable (.exe) of the application program and click
Open. It will then be added to the Current box on the right.
Repeat this step if you want to associate more application programs to the power
profile. If you wish to reset the settings to their default values, click the
button.
8. Click the
button to save the settings, or the
cel without saving.
button to can-
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QPresentation
2. To turn off SRS, select the Turn off SRS option in the pop-up dialog.
When you plug an overhead projector into the VGA port of your Joybook, QPresentation automatically performs the following functions.
SmartAudio
1. Detect that the projector has been connected and begin linking up Joybook
with it. This saves you from manually pressing Fn+F3 to establish the link.
2. Determine if the projector is capable of displaying Joybook’s current screen resolution. If it cannot, then determine the next best resolution the projector can
handle and automatically reset Joybook’s screen resolution to match that. This
matching of resolutions prevents the screen on Joybook from being cut-off
when displayed on the projector.
By default, QPresentation is turned on. You can turn it off by adjusting its settings
on the taskbar.
When activated, SmartAudio can reduce microphone noise and cancel the echo
effects during a net meeting. This makes your voice sound clearer.
1. Locate the QPresentation icon
To activate SmartAudio:
Double click the SmartAudio icon
on the system tray of your desktop. The
following dialog will appear.
on the system tray of your desktop.
2. Right click on the QPresentation icon to bring a pop-up dialog.
2. To turn off QPresentation, un-check the Automatic Switch option in the popup dialog.
BenQ Surround
SRS technology brings you NEW Audio Experience. Your Joybook gives you the
feature of surround sound on your system. Powered by the SRS chip inside your
Joybook, you can now enjoy the benefits of surround sound when playing your
music and movies.
By default, BenQ Surround is turned on. You can turn it off by adjusting its settings on the taskbar.
1. Locate the SRS icon
on the system tray of your desktop.
2. Right click on the SRS icon to bring a pop-up dialog.
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• Click Microphone Noise Reduction to activate the noise reduction function.
• Click Echo Cancellatioin to enable the echo cancellation function.
To minimize the SmartAudio dialog, click the
icon.
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Attaching External Display Devices
Attaching an External Display Device
When giving a presentation, you can output the Joybook’s video signal to an external display device, such as a projector or monitor. Press the Fn + F3 function key combination to switch between Joybook's own screen and the attached display device, or use simultaneous display.
Monitor
Projector
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Installing Additional Memory
You can replace the existing memory module with a higher-capacity one. Before
you upgrade or replace memory, please check on the BenQ web site to determine
the module which can be used, or contact BenQ distributor or customer service
center. It is recommended that you take your Joybook to the BenQ distributor or
customer service center for the upgrade or memory replacement.
The memory of your Joybook can be extended to up to 2 GB.
Please follow the steps below to consult the FAQ information and find out the
types of BenQ certified memory modules for your Joybook:
1. Connect to BenQ On-line Service and Support (http://support.BenQ.com).
2. Click FAQ.
3. Click Joybook.
1. Disconnect the AC adapter. Turn off your Joybook and turn it over.
Memory/
Mini PCI
Cover
Battery
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2. Slide the battery retainers to the open position.
3. Remove the battery as shown.
4. Use a screwdriver to remove the screw that secures the memory cover.
5. Open the cover.
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6. Align the memory module with the slot, and then insert it. When inserting, pay
attention to the direction of the memory module.
7. Gently push the free edge downwards until the module locks into place.
8. Replace the cover, and use a screwdriver to secure it with the screw.
9. Install the battery, and then slide the battery retainers to the original locked position. Connect the AC adapter. When you start Joybook, it will automatically test and
configure the new memory.
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Recovering Your System
Should your system become unstable and you wish to restore it to its original state
or make a backup, you can do so following either of the methods below:
1. The Windows System Restore tool
2. The Quick Recovery function of your Joybook
3. The supplied Recovery CDs
It is recommended that you try the Windows System Restore tool before attempting the other 2 options.
System recovery is a data destructive process. You should backup all data and
applications prior to restoring. Please make sure your system is connected to AC
Power before continuing.
Using the Windows System Restore Tool
1. Start your Joybook to Windows.
2. Insert Recovery CD Disc 1 into the optical drive.
3. The Windows System Recovery tool will appear on the screen automatically.
Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
Using the Quick Recovery Function
Your Joybook provides you with a Quick Recovery method from its hard drive.
Start creating backup files. First please check your drive D: for sufficient free space
and the disk format must be FAT32. If you already have an old backup file on
drive D:, then the backup file will be replaced: start backing up all data on drive C:
to drive D:.
• Old backup data will be overwritten by a new one.
• Before you select this option, make sure that there is enough space on drive D: for
storing the backup data and the disk format of drive D: is FAT32. For example, to
back up 6GB data on drive C: to drive D:, you need at least 3GB free space on
drive D:. You can follow the steps below to check the used or available space and
disk format of drive C: and D:.
1. Click the Start button and then select My Computer.
2. Right-click on the C: or D: drive icon and then select Properties from the menu
that appears.
• Do not delete the file Mysystem.pqi in the MyBackup folder in drive D:. Otherwise
the backup data will be deleted.
Restore all data to system drive (C:) from the backup data in drive D:: restore
drive C: using the backup data from drive D:.
• The default partitioning of your Joybook’s hard disk is as follows: 60% of the total
space for the C: disk, 2 GB for the hidden partition and the rest to the D: disk.
• The Quick Recovery data is stored in the PQSERVICE partition on the hard disk
drive. Do not delete this partition, or the Quick Recovery function will become
unavailable. If this happens, please contact your local BenQ service center for
help.
To recover using the quick recovery method:
1. Restart your Joybook.
2. During the restart process, press the F10 key when you see "F10 to Recover" on
the upper left part of the screen. A language selection menu will appear. Click to
select the language you prefer.
3. The following options will then appear on the screen. Use the touch pad or Tab
key to make your selection and then press the Enter key to confirm.
This process will ERASE ALL data in your system drive (C:) and restore the system to default factory configuration: restores the system disk (C:) of your Joybook
to its original, factory preload state.
If this option is selected, all programs you installed or data you saved on drive C:
will be erased. However, data on drive D: will not be affected.
To backup all data in your system drive (C:) to drive (D:), please click "Next".
Please make sure your system is connected to AC Power before continuing: back
up all data on drive C: to drive D:. Click Next and the following options will
appear:
Do not delete this partition
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Using the Recovery CDs
• All programs you installed or data you saved on drive C: will be erased. However,
data on drive D: will not be affected.
• Recover using the Recovery CDs will cause the Quick Recovery function to
become unavailable. If this happens, please contact your local BenQ service center for help. Besides, you will also need to install the device drivers manually from
Recovery CD Disc 2.
• Do not remove the Recovery CD when recovery is in progress.
• Make sure that the system is not in hibernation mode before using the Recovery
CDs.
1. Restart your Joybook.
2. When Joybook starts up, press the Esc key to enter the Boot Menu during
Power-On Self-Test (POST) while the BenQ Joybook logo is being displayed.
3. Insert the Recovery CD Disc 1 into the CD-ROM drive.
4. Select CD-ROM/DVD-ROM from Boot Menu using the up and down arrow
keys (K, L) and press the Enter key.
5. Then system will boot from the Recovery CD and you will see the Quick Restore
screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
6. When you finish the recovery process, remember to remove the Recovery CD.
Reinstalling Software or Driver
To install/reinstall the software or driver, you can find the source files on the
Recovery CD Disc 2.
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FAQ and Troubleshooting
The following are descriptions of situations that you may encounter during use of
the Joybook, along with basic troubleshooting steps. If you are not able to resolve
the issue, immediately contact a BenQ service center for assistance.
Battery and Power
General
How long should I charge the battery for the first time?
What is Joybook? What are the differences between Joybooks and traditional
notebooks?
My computer won't start up with the battery inserted?
BenQ call it Joybook, because BenQ has combined entertainment and stylish
design with traditional notebook's functions. For example, enhanced 3D processing power for gaming and movie viewing. With Joybook, you will be able to enjoy
the most exciting audio and visual experience ever!
For new Joybooks, you should charge the battery for a minimum of 8 to 12 hours.
• Make sure the battery is properly inserted.
• Make sure that the battery is fully charged. If this does not work, consult your
BenQ dealer.
What should be the run time of a battery?
What is a Wireless LAN (WLAN)?
A WLAN is a type of Local Area Network (LAN) that uses high frequency radio
waves rather than wires to communicate and transmit data among nodes. It is a
flexible data communication system implemented as an extension to, or as an
alternative for, a wired LAN within a building or campus.
What is IEEE 802.11a/b/g?
IEEE 802.11a/b/g is a technical specification issued by the Institute of Electrical
and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) that defines the operation of 5 GHz/54Mbps, 2.4
GHz, 11 Mbps/54Mbps, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Wireless Local Area
Networks (WLANs).
What is Centrino technology? What are the advantages of notebook PC's using
the Centrino technology?
The Centrino technology enhances the performance of notebook PC's at low
power consumption by optimizing the integrated design of the entire computing
system and the application environment. The major components of Centrino
technology include Pentium-M CPU, Intel 915 chipset and Intel Pro/Wireless
2100 Mini-PCI network interface card. Therefore, if a notebook PC does not use
all of these components, we cannot say it uses the Centrino technology.
Run time will vary on individual Joybooks, based on the application programs
being used (i.e. high graphics, games), the number of times data is saved or
retrieved from the hard drive and/or optical drive, the memory of notebook, and
chemistry and capacity of the battery. A “realistic” average run-time for a battery
is 1.5 to 3 hours. Again run time will vary on applications being used and individual notebooks.
What should I do with the battery if I will not use my Joybook for a longtime?
Recharge the battery or discharge it to about 40% full, and then store it in a dry
place at about 15°C to 25°C. Extremely high or low temperature will shorten the
life of battery.
When charging the battery, the power indicator on Joybook suggests that the battery is fully charged. When I check it from the Power Manager in Windows, the
battery level is only about 95%-99%. Why?
It is the result of the battery protection design of Joybook. When the power indicator on Joybook is off, it means that the battery has reached a saturated voltage:
95%-99%. At this moment, the voltage difference detected by Joybook is very
small, so it will reduce the charging current to prevent overcharging the battery
with excess current or voltage, which will damage the battery. Moreover, in order
to protect the battery from exposing to high voltage and current for a long time
during charging, the battery has been equipped with a protection circuit that will
charge the battery at low current in the final phase.
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How come my notebook is not fully charged even after a full night charge?
Make sure that the Joybook is receiving power. Is the cord plugged in correctly?.
When the battery is installed in the computer and it is properly plugged in to an
AC outlet, check to see if the battery level icon is showing a charge sign. If this
does not fix the problem, the battery, the power source in the notebook, or the AC
power cord may be defective. Consult your BenQ dealer for help and maintenance.
Connection
My modem does not connect at 56K speed?
Several factors can affect connection speed, such as line noise, number of people
connecting/connected to your ISP, and the age and condition of the telephone
lines. A 56K modem does not guarantee all connections at 56K; rather it offers the
ability to connect at up to 56K speed.
What should I do if the battery gets hot in my Joybook?
Take the battery out and let it cool down. If the problem persists once it is inserted
back into the Joybook, the battery could be defective and it may need to be
replaced.
Check if the network has a fixed MAC address. Contact your network administrator for further solutions.
How to prolong the life of the battery?
Joybook is unable to use the infrared port to communicate with other devices.
• Avoid frequent full discharges because this puts additional strain on the battery.
Several partial discharges with frequent recharges are better for the battery than
one deep one.
• Although memory-free, apply a deliberate full discharge once every 30 charges
to calibrate batteries with fuel gauge. Running down the battery in the equipment does this. If ignored, the battery level icon will become increasingly less
accurate. The battery life will not be affected.
• Keep the battery cool. Avoid placing it in a hot car. For prolonged storage, keep
the battery at a 40% recharge level.
• Consider removing the battery from the Joybook when running on AC power.
Please confirm the following:
• Communication speeds for Joybook and the external device are identical.
• The infrared port is clean, and there are no objects blocking the path between
Joybook and the external device.
• The distance and angle between Joybook and device do not exceed the effective
range of the port.
• You are not attempting to establish the link under conditions of direct sunlight.
• There are no incompatibilities between the communications software that is
attempting to establish the infrared link and any other communications software on the computer. For further information, please consult the manual for
the particular software.
Joybook will not start up, even though the power button was pressed.
Check the power indicator.
• If it is not lit up, Joybook is not being supplied by power-either from an external
power source via the AC adapter or from the battery. Make sure that the AC
adapter is correctly inserted into the power jack of Joybook and a working electrical socket, and allow the battery to begin charging.
• If the power indicator is lit up in blue, the Joybook is being supplied normally
with power, meaning that the problem lies elsewhere.
• If you have added any hardware (memory for example), check if it has
been installed correctly.
• It is possible that certain operating system files are damaged or missing.
If so, you may need to first back up all your data and then use the restore
CD that came with the Joybook to return the its software to original
state. Please note however that doing so will cause all of your personal
data on the hard disk drive to be lost!
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Can't connect to the Internet with the built-in network interface on Joybook?
FAQ and Troubleshooting
When connecting to a local network with Joybook, the connection is unstable.
The instructions below will guide you through the troubleshooting process.
1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties, Hardware, Device Manager.
2. Double click Network adapters. When the name of the network adapter of Joybook appears, double-click on it.
3. The Properties window will pop up. Click the Advanced tab, and then click the
Link speed & duplex item on the left.
4. Select the appropriate mode according to the settings of your LAN service from
the Value drop-down menu on the right, and then click OK.
• If the situation persists, use the Fn+F12 function key combination to shut down
wireless network function to reduce interference of different network connection modes.
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I have problem setting up wireless network.
My system is running very slow. How can I improve performance?
Please follow the instructions below to resolve the problem:
System resources are the amount of memory and hard drive space that your Joybook can use and can degrade over time slowing the computer. However, you still
can improve the system performance by using the methods below:
• Have you enabled the wireless LAN function of the Joybook? Remember to use
the Fn + F12 function key combination to enable it.
• Click the Start button and select Control Panel, Network and internet Connections, Network Connections and then double-click Wireless Network Connections. Make sure the connection status is connected and with appropriate signal
strength. If you do not see the connection status, make sure your wireless device
is set up correctly so your Joybook can pick up the signal.
• Make sure that your wireless router or access point is broadcasting the SSID.
Refer to your wireless device’s documentation for enabling this broadcasting feature.
• If you are doing it correctly, right click on the wireless connection icon
on
the System Tray located at the lower right corner of the Desktop and select View
available wireless network and you should see the SSID that your wireless hub or
device is broadcasting. If not, call your wireless device (router or access point)
manufacturer to get support on how to enable this broadcasting feature.
System
How should I resolve the "Low on Disk Space" or "Out of Disk Space" error messages.
Windows uses disk space for operations such as caching and virtual memory. The
Joybook may not run reliably if the hard drive’s free disk space drops under
100MB or 200 MB (for window XP). The following instructions will help you free
up the disk space.
1. Click Start and then My Computer.
2. Right click the hard drive icon and then select Properties.
3. Observe how much free space is on the hard drive.
4. To free up hard drive space, click Disk Cleanup and follow the instructions that
follow to proceed.
How do I update the driver?
Please visit BenQ on-line product support (http://Support.BenQ.com) to search
for updated sound driver software.
• Close all open programs not being used. Use software program that are absolutely necessary. Try running virus scans and other tools when away from the
desk. Closing software program that are not necessary helps window perform
more efficiently.
• Prevent background software programs from loading. As software programs
load the small icons on the System Tray, they will be running in the background
and each one consumes valuable system resources. You can follow the steps
below to prevent application programs from running when Windows launches:
1. Click the Start button and then select Run....
2. Type “msconfig” in the Open field. This will open the system configuration utility.
3. Click the Startup tab and then uncheck any task that is unwanted.
4. Click OK and restart the Joybook.
• Remove programs from the Startup folder. Removing programs from the Startup folder also helps to prevent programs from running when Windows starts
up. To do so, follow the steps below:
1. Right click anywhere in the open area on the Desktop and select New, Folder.
Give the folder a name. This folder will be used later.
2. Right click the Start button and then select Open. A folder named Programs
will appear in the Start Menu window.
3. Double click the Programs folder and then the Startup folder.
4. Right click any icon in the folder and then select Properties. The information
about the icon will appear. this will help you to judge if the program is necessary to be left in the Startup folder.
5. Select unwanted program icons, right click on them and select Cut.
6. Close the open windows to return to the windows desktop.
7. Open the folder created in step 1.
8. Select the Edit and Paste commands in the folder window. The icons that were
cut from the Startup folder are now placed in the folder.
9. Restart the Joybook. The programs removed from the Startup folder will no
longer run when Windows starts. However, you can still run them by double
clicking their icons in the folder created in step 1.
• Empty the Recycle Bin. You can free up disk space by clearing files you no longer
need from the Recycle Bin. To do so, right-click the Recycle Bin icon on the
Desktop and select Empty Recycle Bin.
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• Delete temporary files and directories. This will increase hard disk space and
reduce the time Window takes to access the hard drive. It will also help to solve
problems associated with spooling print job.
1. Close all running programs.
2. Click the Start button and select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and
then Disk Cleanup.
3. Check the types of files you want to delete (temporary files are safe to delete).
4. Click OK.
• Use the Scan Disk and Defragment functions. The Scan Disk function checks a
hard drive for errors, while the Disk Defragment function takes all the scattered
bits of program data and groups them back together in the front of the drive.
1. Click the Start button and then select My Computer.
2. Right-click the hard drive’s icon and select Properties.
3. Click the Tools tab and then the Check Now button.
4. Check all check boxes in the dialog that follows.
5. Click Start, Yes.
6. Restart the computer. It may take a long time to complete.
To run Disk Defragmentation in Windows XP:
Why does the keyboard and/or palm rest get warm?
Typically, the Joybook tends to be slightly warm. The location of the battery is typically underneath the palm rest and as a result, the palm rest gets warm. The location of the processor is typically underneath the keyboard and since heat rises, the
keyboard may slightly get warm. There is no need to be concerned. However, since
your computer has a thermally controlled fan, when the CPU and/or internal temperature of the notebook reaches a certain temperature level, the fan is turned ON
and stays ON until the temperature drops to a pre-defined level.
The u, I, o, p, j, k, l keys on my Joybook are coming up as numbers instead of letters?
The number keys are enabled. Press the num lk (Number Lock) key once to disable the number lock function, and the letters will return to normal.
1. Close all running software programs.
2. Right-click the hard drive’s icon and select Properties.
3. Click the Tools tab and then the Defragment Now button.
4. Click to select a drive and then click the Defragment button. It may take a long
time to complete.
If Disk Defragmenter start itself over and over, it means that some hidden background software program is still accessing the hard drive. Restart the computer
and try again.
There is no sound coming from the speakers.
Check the following:
• The speakers may have been muted. Look at the volume control (speaker icon)
on the Windows Taskbar to see if mute has been set. If so, turn off the mute.
• The speakers may have been turned off. Use the Fn + F7 hotkey combination to
turn them on.
• The volume may have been set too low. Use the Volume Up/Down Button to
increase the volume.
• An earphone or external speakers may be connected to the audio-out jack, automatically turning off the computer's internal speakers.
USB devices quit working unexpectedly in Microsoft Windows XP.
CD or DVD does not function.
This is because USB devices such as camera, scanners. or printer loses its connection and stops working unexpectedly. Please follow the steps below to resolve the
problem.
Please verify the following:
• Joybook is turned on, and the CD or DVD discs are properly inserted in the center of the disc tray in the optical drive.
• The disc tray is closed.
• The CD or DVD is not bent or badly scratched.
• Noise from the optical drive when the disk plays shows that the optical drive may
be deformed, and the computer needs to be repaired. If the disk tray does not
open after the Eject button is pressed, insert a pin into the Emergency Eject hole
to force the tray out.
1. Click Start, and right click My Computer.
2. Click Properties and then Hardware.
3. Click Device Manager.
4. Double-click the Universal Serial Bus Controllers branch to expand it.
5. Right-click USB Root Hub, and then click Properties.
6. Click Power Management.
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7. Deselect Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for each USB Root hub.
9. Click OK, and then close Device Manager.
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DVD movies will not play.
How can I reduce the wearing of the screen spindle when I open the screen?
The region code of the DVD inserted must match that of the DVD playback software used. This region code can be set up to five times. If you have not reached
this limit, a prompt will appear that will allow you to change the region code of
the software to match that of the move. Otherwise, you can only play back DVDs
with the same region code as the last DVD played back successfully.
We suggest that you open and close your screen gently and slowly with both
hands. Apply force evenly on both hands to reduce spindle wearing and prevent
deformation or breaking of spindle due to uneven force application.
Why is the hard drive capacity displayed by the OS be different from its nominated capacity?
Most users may have discovered that the capacity of a 10GB hard drive will
become 9GB when displayed from the OS; and 20GB become 19GB, 40GB
become 38GB..., etc. The bigger the capacity, the bigger the difference. It is
because hard drive makers and OS developers calculate hard drive capacity in different ways. As a result, the nominated capacity is different from the exact capacity
displayed by the OS.
Calculation of hard drive capacity
by drive makers
1GB=1,000MB
1MB=1,000KB
1KB=1,000 byte
Calculation of hard drive capacity
by OS developers
1GB=1,024MB
1MB=1,024KB
1KB=1,024 byte
Example of a 40GB hard drive:
Calculation by drive makers
40GB=40,000MB
=40,000,000KB
=40,000,000,000byte
Calculation by OS developers
40GB=40,960MB
=41,943,040KB
=42,949,672,960byte
Exact capacity of a 40GB hard drive displayed in the OS:
40,000,000,000÷1024÷1024÷1024=37.2529 (GB).
Furthermore, when you partition a hard drive, the system will reserve some space
on the drive for system files. Therefore, the total capacity of a hard drive displayed
by the OS will never be the same as its nominated capacity.
I hear noise when connecting an earphone to Joybook.
The instructions below will guide you through the troubleshooting process.
Display
There is nothing visible on the screen.
Check the power indicator.
• If it is not lit up, no power is being supplied to Joybook. Connect the AC adapter
and restart Joybook.
• If it is lit up in amber, Joybook has entered sleep mode in order to conserve
power. Simply pressing the power button should return Joybook to normal
operating mode.
• If it is lit up in blue, Joybook is being supplied normally with power. There are
two possible causes for the problem.
• The screen's brightness may be set too low. Use the Fn + F5 hotkey combination to increase the brightness.
• The display mode may be set to use an external display. Use the Fn + F3
hotkey combination to switch the display mode to use Joybook's own
LCD panel or to use simultaneous display.
When I connect the Joybook to an external monitor, the display is abnormal.
The instructions below will guide you through the troubleshooting process.
• Use the Fn+F3 function key combination to set external video signal enabled.
• Refer to the user's manual of the external monitor to check the settings.
• Connect the cable to the Joybook and reboot the system. If there is no display on
the external monitor after system reboot, connect Joybook to a standard VGA
monitor and wait until you can see things properly on that VGA monitor. Then
connect the target display to Joybook again.
• Check if you have connected devices to both the S-Video and VGA output on the
Joybook. If yes, disconnect the device connected to the S-Video output on the
Joybook to enable normal signal output from the VGA output. In general, if you
have connected devices to both S-Video and VGA output on the Joybook, the SVideo output will be selected in first priority.
• Connect the earphone to other devices, such as a radio to see if you can still hear
that noise. If the noise persists, the earphone may be out of order.
• If you can hear the noise only when inserting, it is the result of high instantaneous current. It is a normal phenomenon.
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How can I judge if my LCD panel is out of order and what should I do if it happens?
If your Joybook cannot display images at the default resolution, please visit the
BenQ website to download and update the latest Joybook display drivers.
Contact your BenQ dealer if either of the following phenomena occurs:
• The screen shakes when the system started up normally.
• Fonts displayed on the screen are unclear and strange codes appear.
• There is no display when the hard drive is running normally.
• Colors on the screen are strange and turn into white.
• Vertical or horizontal lines appear on the screen.
• When playing back a media file using Windows Media Player, the frame speed is
abnormal.
• The sound changes while the screen remains the same when playing games.
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Information on Safety, Cleaning, and Battery Maintenance
Safety
When setting up or operating Joybook, please pay special attention to the following:
1. Keep this manual in a safe place for easy reference when needed.
2. Make sure to follow all instructions and warnings related to the system.
3. Place Joybook on stable, level surface, and ensure that the ventilation holes are
not obstructed.
4. Do not expose Joybook to rain or excess humidity, and keep it away from liquids (such as beverages, faucets, and so on).
5. Do not expose Joybook to direct sunlight, and keep it away from sources of heat
(such as radiators, space heaters, stoves, and so on).
6. Do not expose Joybook to heavy impacts or strong vibrations. When closing the
computer, do not use excessive force.
7. Do not place Joybook in environments where the temperature is below 0 ° C or
above 50 ° C .
8. Do not place the computer in the area of strong magnetic fields.
9. Use an appropriate electrical outlet, and make sure that no heavy objects are
placed on the AC adapter or power cord.
10. The AC adapter is a high-voltage component. Do not attempt to repair it on
your own. If it becomes damaged, please contact an authorized BenQ distributor or service center.
11. Make sure that the modem port is used only with a regular analog phone line.
Do not connect a digital phone line to the modem port, as this will cause damage to the modem.
6. Do not expose the battery to moisture or rain.
7. Keep battery away from fire or other sources of extreme heat. Do not incinerate.
Exposure of battery to extreme heat may result in an explosion.
8. Do not use AC adapters other than the one provided with the Joybook.
9. Do not place the battery within reach of children.
10. Follow the local laws governing the disposal of batteries. As far as possible,
submit used batteries to be recycled.
11. Use of improper batteries, or attempting to disassemble a battery, may result in
explosions. Follow vendor recommendations in using batteries of the identical
or equivalent type as replacements for worn-out batteries.
Cleaning Your Joybook
When cleaning Joybook, follow these steps:
1. Turn off Joybook, disconnect the AC adapter, and remove the battery.
2. Use a damp cloth to wipe the outer surface of the computer. Do not apply liquid
or spray cleaners directly on the Joybook.
3. Do not use cleaners containing alcohol or acetone. Instead, use cleaning fluids
specially formulated for LCD screens.
Battery Maintenance
1. Fully charge/discharge battery up to 4 cycles before achieving full capacity of a
new battery.
2. Fully discharge and then fully charge the battery every two to three weeks for
battery conditions.
3. Remove from the device and stored in a cool, dry, clean place if the battery will
not be in use for a month or longer and recharge the battery after a storage
period.
4. Do not short-circuit. A short-circuit may cause severe damage to the battery.
5. Do not drop, hit or otherwise abuse the battery as this may result in the exposure of the cell contents, which are corrosive.
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Service and Support
BenQ Joybook Global Online Service
Joybook Online Registration
Welcome to BenQ Joybook Global Online Service (http://support.BenQ.com). In
order to ensure you an enjoyable experience with your Joybook, the following
supports are provided so you can get assisted whenever and wherever you are.
Register now to get free product news and latest information about BenQ! To register, follow the steps below:
• Warranty: Global warranty information of your Joybook product. For local warranty information, please refer to the local warranty documentation in the package.
• Download Center: Drivers, documentations and additional software for keeping
your Joybook up-to-date.
• FAQ: Contains answers to frequently asked questions about Joybook as well as
additional tips.
• Contact Center: Here you can directly contact BenQ Customer Service for
answers and advice to your questions. You can also obtain the information
about the BenQ service stations in your country.
• Forum: An open space where you can post your questions and suggestions, or if
you will, answer the questions raised by other Joybook users.
1. Refer to the illustration below to locate the 24-digit product serial number on
the bottom side of your Joybook and write it down.
Serial number
2. Connect to http://global.BenQ.com/service
3. Click Register Now to begin with registration and follow the instructions on the
screen to proceed.
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Appendix
Worldwide Power Systems and Plug Types
Argentina
220
50
Area
Asia
Voltage (V)
Frequency (Hz) Plug Type
Bolivia
220
50 / 60
Hong Kong
200
50
France
127/220
50
China
200
50
United Kingdom
200
50
Taiwan
110
50
Germany
100
50
Japan
100
50
Italy
100 / 220
50
Korea
100 / 220
50
Spain
230 / 240
50
Thailand
220
50
Greece
230
50
Singapore
230
50
Holland
110
50
Philippines
277
60
Sweden
277
50
India
230
50
Norway
230
50
America
Europe
United States
120
60
Austria
230
50
Hawaii
120
60
Russia
127/220
50
Guam, Saipan
120
60
Australia
240
50
Canada
120
60
New Zealand
230
50
Mexico
127
60
Panama
120
60
Oceania
Appendix
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