User`s guide | eMachines AAFW53700001K0 Laptop User Manual

User’s Guide
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© 2003 Aesbus Knowledge Solutions
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5000 series notebook user’s guide
Part number: AAFW53700001K0
first things first
thank you for purchasing our notebook!
You’ve made an excellent decision choosing eMachines. We’re sure that you’ll
be pleased with the outstanding quality, reliability, and performance of your
new notebook. Each and every eMachines notebook uses the latest technology
and passes through the most stringent quality control tests to ensure that you are
provided with the best product possible.
Please read this manual carefully to familiarize yourself with our range of services
and support. We’ve highlighted some basic care and safety information to help
you keep your notebook in good operating condition.
eMachines stands behind our value proposition to our customers — to provide
best-of-class service and support in addition to high-quality, brand-name
components at affordable prices. If you ever have a problem, our
knowledgeable, dedicated customer service department will provide you with
fast, considerate service.
We sincerely hope that you will receive the utmost satisfaction and enjoyment
from your new eMachines notebook for years to come.
Thanks again, from all of us at eMachines.
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eMachines Customer Care
eMachines is committed to delivering a great computer
experience — not only with an exciting line of affordable
performance products, but with friendly and knowledgeable
people who stand behind them.
We work hard to make your eMachines experience easy. And
that means giving you great choices, making products simple
to set up and operate right out of the box, and being there to support you
whenever you need us.
Your new eMachines notebook is protected by a warranty that’s effective from
the date of purchase. Details about your warranty are included in the box your
notebook was shipped in. Our warranty includes:
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guarantee on parts and labor
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technical support through our website, email, and telephone
If you have a question about your notebook, just ask us!
before you contact us
Please have the following information ready before you contact us:
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product model name and number, and serial number
You can find this information on the Customer Care label located on the
bottom of your notebook.
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exact text of any applicable error messages
Please copy down the exact text of your error messages. This will help us
diagnose and solve your problem.
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operating system type and version
To find this information, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then select
Properties.
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how to contact us
When you need help or information, or want to get in touch with us, first try our
website. If you don’t find what you need on the Web, just give us a call!
on the Web
To begin with, you may want to go to our home page at http://www.emachines.com.
On our home page, you can learn about eMachines as a company, learn
about the other products that we make, and navigate to our primary Customer
Care support page.
To go directly to our service and support Web page, go to one of the following
addresses:
In North America:
http://www.emachines.com/support/tech_support.html
In the United Kingdom:
http://www.pcservicecall.co.uk
Our customer service websites include the following help options:
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frequently asked questions
Sometimes what seems like a big problem can be resolved quickly and
easily with a few helpful tips. Look up the topic that most likely applies to
your concern, and get answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions that
relate to that subject. Solving your issue could very well be just a click away
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email
Ask your question via e-mail! You can email your question to us by clicking
Be sure to include the model number of your eMachines notebook. The
more specific you can be with the details of your concern and the
information you supply, the better we can assist you!
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by telephone
Our call center team is highly trained and ready to help answer your questions,
troubleshoot any problems, or direct you to other service options if necessary.
Our goal is to solve your problem on the first call, so you can get back to
enjoying your eMachines notebook.
To speak with a support representative, call the phone number for your country:
United States:
1-801-401-1419
6 a.m. to 10 p.m (PST),
seven days a week
Canada:
1-604-637-1419
6 a.m. to 10 p.m (PST),
seven days a week
United Kingdom
0870-901-3000
24 hours a day,
seven days a week
Please note that calls are charged at national call rates.
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help tools
We’ve developed this book and its companion poster to help you learn about
your notebook and how to use it, but other tools are also available.
The provided quick setup poster includes all of the steps you
need to get started.
This user’s guide provides detailed information about your
notebook and basic instructions for its use and care.
Online help is included in the software preloaded on your
notebook.
You can find the latest information about your notebook
and get help on the following websites:
eMachines home page: http://www.emachines.com
North America support page:
http://www.emachines.com/support/tech_support.html
United Kingdom support page: http://www.pcservicecall.co.uk
In North America, our telephone help desk is staffed from
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST), seven days a week. In the United
States, call us at 1-801-401-1419. In Canada, call us at
1-604-637-1419. (Depending on your location, your call may
be subject to long distance charges.)
In the United Kingdom, our telephone help desk is staffed 24
hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us at 0870-901-3000.
(Calls are charged at national call rates.)
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basic care and safety
Your notebook is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for
information technology equipment safety.
To ensure safe use of your notebook:
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Read and follow all safety instructions marked on the notebook and in this
guide before you use your notebook.
Retain this information for future use.
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Always set your notebook on a stable work surface.
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Do not use your notebook near water or heat sources.
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Avoid exposing your notebook to extreme temperature changes.
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When using AC power:
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Use only the AC adapter and power cord that comes with your
notebook.
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Verify the voltage of the power source and use only the type indicated
on the rating label.
The AC adapter can accept a line voltage ranging from 100 V to 240 V
and is compatible with most international power sources. If you are
unsure whether your power source is compatible, please contact your
local dealer.
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Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord.
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Do not locate the cord where people will walk on or trip over the cord.
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Do not use the power cord if it is damaged or frayed.
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Disconnect your notebook from AC power during long periods of
inactivity to avoid damage from power spikes.
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Do not obstruct the air vents on the notebook or use it on a bed, sofa, rug, or
other similar surface.
The air vents are necessary for proper airflow and cooling of your notebook.
If these air vents are blocked, your notebook may overheat.
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Do not work for long periods with the notebook resting on your lap.
The air vents may become blocked, causing the temperature of the
notebook to increase to a point where it may be harmful to your skin.
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Keep your computer a safe distance away from sources of magnetic fields,
such as cellular phones and external speakers.
Magnetic fields can disrupt the information on hard drives.
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Use only a soft cloth, moistened with water, to clean your notebook.
Do not use household chemicals to clean your notebook; they may
damage it.
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Use only recommended upgrade or replacement parts and accessories.
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Other than the indicated user-replaceable components, your notebook
should be serviced by an authorized technician.
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When using your modem:
—
Use only Number 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.
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During an electrical storm, disconnect modem/telephone cables and
do not use your modem. There is a remote risk of electric shock from
lightning.
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Never install modem/telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jacks
are specifically designed for wet locations.
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Never touch uninsulated modem/telephone wires or terminals unless
the modem/telephone line has been disconnected at the network
interface.
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This notebook contains an internal, lithium battery-powered, real-time clock.
Only an authorized service technician should replace this internal battery.
There is a risk of explosion and injury if the battery is incorrectly replaced or
handled.
Do not disassemble, crush or puncture the battery, short its external
contacts, immerse it in water, or dispose of it in fire.
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If any of the following situations occur, contact an authorized technician:
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The power cord or plug is frayed or damaged.
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Liquid has been spilled on the notebook.
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The notebook has been exposed to excessive moisture.
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The notebook has been exposed to excessive hot or cold temperatures.
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The equipment has been dropped or is damaged.
Do the following to work comfortably and protect yourself from
repetitive-stress injury:
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Sit in a comfortable position, with your shoulders relaxed and each arm
at a right angle to the keyboard and touchpad.
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Position each hand so that your wrist is straight and your hand is in a
straight line with your forearm.
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Change hand and body positions frequently to avoid fatigue.
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If you experience discomfort in your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, or
back, you need to take more rest breaks and correct your posture and
positioning.
— If this discomfort continues, consult your doctor.
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contents
first things first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
eMachines Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
before you contact us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
how to contact us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
help tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
basic care and safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
getting started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
quick tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
right side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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using the power button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
changing power button settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
tapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
changing touchpad settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
special function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using quick action buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
interpreting status lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
cleaning the display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
adjusting the brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
adjusting the resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using CDs and DVDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
caring for and handling discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
listening to audio CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
viewing DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
creating CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
charging your battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
initial charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
subsequent charges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
managing your battery consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
changing your power-related settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
recalibrating your battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
disposing of your battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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upgrades and replacements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
hard drive assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
system restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
battery and power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
keyboard and touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
display brightness and resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
sound and volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CDs and DVDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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notices and specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
United States Federal Communications Commission Notice . . . . . . . . . . .
modifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
wireless communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaration of Conformity — United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
European Notice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaration of Conformity — European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
U.S. Regulations Governing the Use of Modems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
U.K. Modem Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Japanese Modem Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
notebook specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1
Your eMachines notebook has been designed so that you can set it up quickly
and start using it right away.
We’re going to walk you through each of the following steps as you use your
notebook for the first time:
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installing the included battery pack
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connecting the power adapter
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opening the notebook
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turning it on!
These start-up procedures are described in detail on the
quick setup poster, but for your convenience, the basic
steps are repeated here.
1.
Install your battery by first placing your notebook upside down on a stable
surface.
Hold the battery pack label-side down and slide it into the open battery
compartment until the battery pack clicks into place.
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2.
Turn your notebook right-side up and connect the AC power adapter to the
notebook and a wall outlet.
A yellow status light on the front-center of your notebook will light up,
indicating that the battery is being charged. For more information about
status lights, see chapter 3, “using your notebook.”
Use only the AC adapter and power cord that were shipped
with your notebook. Using a different AC adapter or power
cord may result in fire or damage to your notebook.
Important: When using your notebook for the first time, leave
the AC adapter connected to your notebook until the
yellow battery status light on the front-center of the
notebook goes off. When the battery status light goes off,
your battery is fully charged. This may take 2 to 3 hours.
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3.
Open your notebook:
Slide the latch on the front of the notebook to the right 1 and, at the same
time, lift the top panel 2.
Adjust the position of the display to a comfortable viewing angle.
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4.
Press the power button at the top right of the keyboard area to turn on your
notebook.
A blue light bar to the right of the power button lights up,
showing you that your notebook is on.
As your notebook starts up, you’ll see the eMachines logo.
When you turn on your notebook for the first time, you will be prompted to
enter some setup information. The process is simple. Just read the questions
on the screen and follow the prompts. If you need some help, see the quick
setup poster and the Windows XP startup information that are included in
the box. If you’ve misplaced these documents, you can find them on our
website at http://www.emachines.com.
After you complete the setup procedures, the Microsoft Windows XP
desktop is displayed.
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5.
To turn off your notebook, do the following:
a.
Exit all programs you may have opened.
Important: Always save open documents and files before
turning off your notebook.
b.
From the Windows desktop, click Start 1 > Turn Off Computer 2.
c.
At the prompt, click Turn Off 3.
When the blue power bar goes off, your notebook is
completely powered down.
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quick tour
2
Before you begin using your eMachines notebook, let’s look at it from different
views and tour its basic features.
This chapter looks at your notebook from the following views:
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open
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left side
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right side
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back
❂
bottom
This chapter provides a quick overview of the external features
on your notebook. As you begin using your notebook, refer to
chapter 3, “using your notebook,” for more detailed information
on these features.
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open
To begin with, look at your opened notebook and locate its main features.
1
display
5
power and battery
status lights
2
quick action buttons and
power button
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system status lights
3
touchpad
7
keyboard area
4
speakers
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left side
1
modem port
5
PC Card eject button
2
Ethernet/network port
6
PC Card slot
3
microphone connector
7
hard drive
4
headphone connector
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right side
1
Kensington lock slot
3
CD/DVD eject button
2
CD/DVD drive
4
CD/DVD manual eject
button
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back
1
external monitor (VGA)
port
4
air vents
2
FireWire (1394) port
(on select models)
5
AC power connector
3
USB ports (3)
Do not obstruct the air vents. They are necessary for proper
airflow and cooling. If any of these vents are partially blocked or
obscured, your notebook may overheat.
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bottom
1
mini-PCI
4
battery release button
2
air vents
5
battery
3
memory
Do not obstruct the air vents. They are necessary for proper
airflow and cooling. If any of these vents are partially blocked or
obscured, your notebook may overheat.
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3
In this chapter, we’ll discuss all of the basics you need to know when using your
notebook, including:
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using the power button
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using the touchpad
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using the keyboard
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using quick action buttons
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interpreting status lights
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using the display
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using CDs and DVDs
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using the power button
Your power button has three uses:
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turn on: If the notebook is off, press the power button to turn it on.
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turn off: If the notebook is on, press the power button to turn it off.
Important: Always save any open documents and files
before you turn off your notebook.
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forced power down: If your notebook is not responding or is locked up, you
can press and hold down the power button for approximately 5 seconds,
until the notebook turns off.
changing power button settings
You can change how the turn off action of your power button works through
your Windows Control Panel. To go to the Control Panel to view and change
your settings, click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
Power Options. The power button settings are located on the Advanced tab.
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Shut down completely powers down the notebook, just like when you turn
off your computer using Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off. The system
closes all open programs and turns the notebook completely off.
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Hibernate (default) completely powers down the notebook, but in
Hibernate mode, the system remembers all programs you have open, saves
all information to the hard drive and then turns off the notebook. When you
next power on your notebook, all programs that were open when you
turned off your notebook are reopened, so your desktop looks like it did
when you powered down.
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Standby/Sleep (Fn + F3) places the notebook in a low-power mode. In this
mode, your notebook turns off the display and reduces the power. You can
“wake up” your notebook by pressing any key on the keyboard.
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using the touchpad
The built-in touchpad includes all the functionality of a traditional mouse. Just
like a mouse, the touchpad lets you point to items on the Windows desktop and
in applications, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, and
presentation programs.
To move the pointer on the display, move your finger across the touchpad.
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scroll zone
3
left click button
2
right click button
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touchpad
clicking
The left and right click buttons on the touchpad correspond to the left and right
buttons on a traditional mouse. To click, just press or tap the touchpad button.
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scrolling
In some applications, you can drag your finger up or down on the scroll zone to
roll the display up or down.
tapping
A unique feature of a touchpad, as compared to a traditional mouse, is the
ability to recognize taps on the touchpad area as clicks of the left click button.
If you’ve never used a touchpad with this feature, you may find it helpful.
Because inadvertent taps may confuse new users, by default this feature is
turned off on your notebook.
changing touchpad settings
If you want to enable tapping or make any other touchpad-related changes
(such as changing the settings for a left-handed user), you will need to click on
the task tray icon
and select Pointing Device Properties. Then you will click
on Device Settings and then the Settings button. Next, you will highlight Tapping
and check the Enable Tapping box in the properties window.
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using the keyboard
In addition to full-sized keys, your keyboard includes special function keys and a
numeric keypad.
Familiarize yourself with these keyboard features by reading the following
paragraphs.
special function keys
Many of the function keys across the top of the keyboard have two uses — one
use set by your software programs and the other specific to eMachines
notebooks.
fi
Standard function keys are defined by your software applications and may
have different meanings in different applications. For the definitions of standard
function keys, see the documentation that came with the application or access
its online help. To use a standard function key, press the desired key.
Special function keys are unique to your eMachines notebook and can be used
to perform specific tasks. The special function keys are identified by the image
on the key. See the following page for definitions of the special function keys.
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To use a special function key, press and hold down the Fn
key, press the key with the desired image on it, and then
release both keys.
See the following table for definitions of the special function keys.
Fn + F2
wireless network card (select models only): toggle on/off
Fn + F3
Sleep mode: toggle on/off
Fn + F4
display: toggle in the following order
notebook display (default)
external monitor (if connected)
both the notebook display and the external monitor
(if an external monitor is connected)
S-Video (if connected)
Fn + F7
display: decrease brightness
Fn + F8
display: increase brightness
Fn + F9
CD/DVD: play/pause
Fn + F10
CD/DVD: stop
Fn + F11
CD/DVD: play previous track
Fn + F12
CD/DVD: play next track
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numeric keypad
To lock in the numeric keypad, press Fn +
.
When the numeric keypad is locked in, the letters on the
number keys are deactivated.
To help you identify the status of the numeric keypad, the
num lock status light turns on and off when the keypad is
turned on and off. See “interpreting status lights” for more
information.
To unlock in the numeric keypad, press Fn +
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using quick action buttons
Seven buttons are located along the top right of the keyboard area. These
buttons are used to launch programs, perform specific activities, or power the
notebook on and off. To use a quick action button, just press it!
1
Internet access
2
email access
3
search
4
music player
5
volume up
6
volume down
7
power
To mute and unmute the sound, press the volume down
and volume up buttons at the same time.
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interpreting status lights
1
AC power
on: AC power is connected
off: AC power is not connected
2
caps lock
on: caps lock on
off: not activated
3
num lock
on: num lock on
off: not activated
4
CD/DVD activity
blinking: CD/DVD drive is active
off: no CD/DVD activity
5
hard drive activity
blinking: hard drive is active
off: no hard drive activity
6
battery charge
blinking: battery has a low charge
on: charging
off: battery is charged
7
notebook power
blinking: notebook is “sleeping”
on: notebook is on
off: notebook is powered off
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using the display
This section discusses the most common display-related tasks you may need to
perform, including:
❂
cleaning the display
❂
adjusting the brightness
❂
adjusting the resolution
cleaning the display
If you ever need to clean the display, use only a soft cloth moistened with water.
Do not use household chemicals to clean your notebook.
These cleaners may damage your display as well as the
finish of your notebook.
adjusting the brightness
To quickly change the brightness of the display, use the special function keys.
Fn + F7
decrease the display brightness
Fn + F8
increase the display brightness
The display, hard drive, and CD/DVD drive use a lot of
power. You can reduce your power consumption (important
when using battery power) by reducing the display
brightness.
When using battery power, your display may automatically
dim to conserve power.
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adjusting the resolution
Your notebook is already set to the optimal resolution for your display. If you use
an external monitor or projector, you may need to adjust the resolution to best
suit that device.
The resolution setting and other display-related options are viewed and
changed through your Windows Control Panel. From your desktop, click Start >
Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display. Resolution settings are
located on the Settings tab.
In simultaneous mode, if the resolution of your external
monitor or projector is less than the internal wide screen
(1280x800 default), the notebook will auto-adjust to an
optimum resolution to support the external image. Your
image on the internal wide screen by default will stretch to
fit the panel.
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using CDs and DVDs
Your notebook includes a combination CD-RW/DVD drive. This drive can be
used to store and transport data, to play music and movies, and to create your
own music and data CDs.
In this section, you’ll learn about:
❂
caring for and handling discs
❂
listening to audio CDs
❂
viewing DVDs
❂
creating CDs
Important: The CD/DVD drive in this product contains a laser
diode that complies with the laser product performance
and safety standards as a Class 1 laser product.
The CD/DVD drive in this notebook employs a laser system.
To ensure proper and safe use of this drive:
❂
Follow the instructions in this manual.
❂
If the CD/DVD drive needs service, contact an
authorized service technician.
❂
Use only the controls, adjustments, and procedures
specified in this manual. Doing otherwise may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
❂
Do not look into the drive enclosure.
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caring for and handling discs
When handling CDs and DVDs, touch only the center and outside edges.
Touching the reflective surface of the disc may damage it.
inserting a disc
1.
Press the eject button on the CD/DVD drive to open the tray.
2.
After the tray pops open, slide it completely out.
3.
Place the disc in the tray with the label facing up. Press gently on the disc
until it snaps into place on the spindle.
4.
Slide the tray back into the drive until it clicks shut.
removing a disc
1.
Press the eject button on the CD/DVD drive to open the tray.
2.
After the tray pops open, slide it completely out.
3.
Hold the disc around its edges and pull up on it.
4.
Slide the tray back into the drive until it clicks shut.
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listening to audio CDs
To play an audio CD:
1.
Insert your CD into the CD/DVD drive.
Wait a moment for your notebook to recognize the CD.
2.
One of the following three things will happen:
❂
The CD plays automatically.
❂
A Windows message asks you what you want to do with the disc.
Select Play Audio CD using Windows Media Player from the list and then
click OK.
❂
The CD does not play automatically and you are not asked what you
want to do with the disc.
Open Windows Media Player by doing one of the following:
—
Press the music player quick action button. Then click the play
button on the Windows Media Player panel to begin playback.
- or -
—
From the desktop, click Start > All Programs > Windows Media
Player. Then click the play button on the Windows Media Player
panel to begin playback.
When playing a CD, you can stop, pause, resume play, and
go to a different track by using the buttons on the music
player or the special function keys on your keyboard.
You can quickly adjust the volume level by pressing the
volume up and volume down quick action buttons.
For more information see “using the keyboard” and “using
quick action buttons” in this chapter.
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viewing DVDs
It’s fun, convenient, and easy to watch a DVD on your notebook!
1.
Insert your DVD into the CD/DVD drive.
Wait a moment for the notebook to recognize the disc and begin playback.
2.
If your DVD does not play automatically, open PowerDVD from the Windows
desktop. Click Start > All Programs > eMachines PowerDVD.
The emachines PowerDVD player is displayed.
3.
Click the play button to begin playing the DVD.
When playing a DVD, you can stop, pause, resume play,
and go to a different track by using the buttons on the
music player or the special function keys on your keyboard.
You can quickly adjust the volume level by pressing the
volume up or volume down quick action button.
For more information see “using the keyboard” and “using
quick action buttons” in this chapter.
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creating CDs
Your notebook comes with an integrated CD-RW drive, which allows you to
create your own music and data CDs. The information in this section will walk
you through creating your own CDs.
creating an audio CD
You create audio CDs through Windows Media Player.
1.
Insert a standard CD-R or CD-RW into the CD drive.
Wait a moment for your notebook to recognize the disc.
If Windows displays a screen for the CD drive (D:) or asks
what you want to do with the disc, close the window.
2.
Open Windows Media Player by doing one of the following:
❂
Press the music player quick action button.
- or -
❂
From the desktop, click Start > Windows Media Player.
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3.
Select Copy to CD or Device from the list of options on the taskbar.
4.
Above the title bar on the Music to Copy side of the window, click the down
arrow and select the playlist you want to copy.
The songs on the playlist are displayed.
5.
Click the check box next to each song you want to copy.
6.
After you have selected all of the songs you want, click the red Copy Music
button.
Windows Media Player will begin copying the songs to your CD.
A progress bar is displayed while your notebook copies the selected songs
to the CD.
7.
When Windows Media Player finishes copying to the CD, the disc tray pops
open.
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creating a data CD
This section walks you through the process of creating a data CD, which consists
of the following basic steps:
❂
inserting a standard CD-R or CD-RW into the CD drive
❂
selecting the items that you want to copy to CD
❂
copying the files!
Each of these steps is discussed in detail below.
1.
Insert a standard CD-R or CD-RW into the CD drive.
Wait a moment for your notebook to recognize the disc.
If the screen displays a window for the CD drive (D:) or a
message window asking what you want to do with the disc,
close the window.
2.
Select the items you want to copy to CD using the following procedure:
Windows provides a variety of ways to locate, select, and
copy files. The steps listed here discuss one method.
a.
Click Start > My Computer.
b.
Locate the files you want to copy.
c.
Select the folder or file you want to copy.
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d.
In the File and Folder Tasks area of the screen, select Copy this folder
(or Copy this file, depending on your selection).
e.
Select the CD drive (D:) as the destination and then click Copy.
This copy process assembles the selected files in a
temporary holding area.
A progress bar is displayed while your notebook copies the selected files
to the temporary holding area.
An icon and a message will pop up in the system tray,
showing that you have files waiting to be written to the CD.
Wait to click this icon until after you’ve assembled all of your
files.
f.
If you need to add other files to the temporary holding area, repeat
steps a through e.
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3.
After you have selected and assembled all of the items that you want, you
are ready to copy the files to the CD.
a.
Click the icon in the system tray.
A window for the CD drive (D:) is displayed, showing all of your selected
folders and files.
b.
In the Writing Tasks area of the window, click Write these files to CD.
The following wizard is displayed.
c.
Enter a name for the CD and then click Next.
d.
Wait until the wizard shows that the process is complete. Then:
—
If you want to create multiple copies of this CD, select the check
box, insert a new CD, and follow the directions in the wizard.
—
If you do not need multiple copies, click Finish.
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4
You can use your notebook on either battery or AC power. Your choice of
power source depends on your preference and the availability of AC power.
When choosing your power source, consider the length of time you plan to use
your notebook and the amount of charge in your battery.
The life of your battery charge will vary, depending on its age and type, your
notebook power settings, and the applications you are using. For example,
playing a DVD movie, which uses the display and the CD/DVD drive, uses
substantially more power than working on a word processing file.
If you plan to frequently use the battery, read this chapter to learn about:
❂
charging your battery
❂
managing your battery consumption
❂
recalibrating your battery
❂
disposing of your battery
Your notebook uses a Li-Ion battery pack.
To reduce the risk of fire and chemical burn when handling
the battery pack:
❂
Replace it using only the spare designated for this
product.
❂
Do not touch the connector leads on the battery case.
❂
Do not disassemble, crush, or puncture the battery; short
its external contacts; immerse it in water; or dispose of it
in fire.
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charging your battery
An installed battery will automatically recharge whenever the notebook is
connected to an AC power source. To ensure that you always have plenty of
battery power, recharge your battery frequently.
initial charge
As mentioned in chapter 1, “getting started,” to properly charge your battery
the first time, you must leave the AC adapter connected to the notebook until
the yellow battery status light goes off. Depending on your configuration, the
initial, full charge may take 2 to 3 hours.
subsequent charges
After your battery has been initially charged, subsequent charges may take less
time, depending on how depleted the battery is and whether you are using the
notebook while you are charging the battery.
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managing your battery consumption
Battery operating time depends on the software applications you are using and
your Windows power-related system settings.
Tips for extending your battery life:
❂
set your power scheme to Max Battery
(see “changing your power-related settings”)
❂
decrease the display brightness
❂
close the display when you will not be using it for a while
but are not ready to turn it off
❂
turn off the notebook when it’s not in use
❂
play your favorite music from the hard drive instead of
the CD
monitoring the battery charge
Closely monitor your battery charge to ensure that your notebook always has
the power necessary to continue operating when you are away from an AC
power source.
If you are running on battery power and the charge gets low, take action right
away! Connect to an AC power source or save and close your work session.
If your battery charge gets critically low, your notebook will
automatically enter Hibernate mode. Be aware that if you
have files open, you may experience data loss as a result of
this emergency shutdown.
Use the tools listed on the following pages to keep track of your battery charge.
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battery charge icon
Whenever your notebook is using battery power, a battery icon is displayed in
the system tray. Pay close attention to this battery charge icon and its charge
message. Use this icon as your primary battery-charge monitoring tool.
When you place your cursor over this icon, a message (illustrated below) is
displayed, showing you how much charge your battery has left.
status lights
If your battery status light begins to flash, you have little power left in your battery
and need to either connect to an AC power source or save and close your work
session right away.
See “interpreting status lights” in chapter 3 for details about status lights.
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warning messages and alarms
If you are running on battery power and the charge gets low, your notebook will
display warning messages and sound alarms, based on your power-related
settings in the Windows Control Panel. See the next section for more information
about these settings.
When you receive these notices, take action right away to prevent data loss.
Either connect to an AC power source or save and close your work session.
changing your power-related settings
Your notebook comes configured for optimal battery usage. You may want to
view and change the power-related settings to best suit your needs.
These settings are located in your Windows Control Panel. From your desktop,
click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options.
Brief instructions for accessing and using the Power Options
window are included in this section. For detailed information
on the different settings, see Windows online help.
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The following tabs are available in the Power Options Properties window.
power schemes
A power scheme is a group of basic power-use settings. Select a power scheme
from a list, including:
❂
Home/Office Desk
❂
Portable/Laptop (default)
❂
Presentation
❂
Always On
❂
Minimal Power Management
❂
Max Battery
alarms
Low-battery warning messages can be visual messages or audible sounds.
Select the message type and the power level at which you want each to occur.
power meter
This tab displays current power and battery-status information.
advanced
Advanced options include settings for what to do when you:
❂
close the lid of your notebook
❂
press the power button
❂
press the Fn + F3 (Sleep) key
Hibernate
If you enable Hibernation and also set the turn-off action of your power button
to “Hibernate,” when you press the power button to turn off your notebook, the
system enters a Hibernation mode. See “using the power button” in chapter 3 for
more information.
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recalibrating your battery
We recommend recalibrating your battery several times a year, or more often if
you frequently use your battery. If your battery charge icon or the power meter
becomes inaccurate, you need to recalibrate your battery.
To recalibrate your battery:
1.
Close all open files and programs.
2.
Connect your notebook to AC power and allow the battery to completely
charge.
3.
After the battery is completely charged, disconnect the AC adapter and
either turn on or restart your notebook.
4.
Completely discharge the battery by doing the following:
Important: Do not use your notebook during the calibration
process.
Do not connect the AC adapter to your notebook during
this process, or you will interrupt the calibration process and
will have to start again.
a.
From your desktop, click Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options.
b.
On the Power Schemes tab, select the Always On power scheme.
c.
On the Alarms tab, deselect the check boxes for the Low battery alarm
and the Critical battery alarm.
Important: Let the battery drain until your notebook
automatically turns off.
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5.
After the battery is completely drained, reconnect your notebook to AC
power.
6.
Charge the battery completely, until the yellow battery status light goes off.
7.
When you’re ready to use your notebook again, do the following to go to
the Windows Control Panel and reset your power-related settings:
a.
From your desktop, click Start > Control Panel > Performance and
Maintenance > Power Options.
b.
On the Power Schemes tab, select the option you prefer, such as
Portable/Laptop or Max Battery.
c.
On the Alarms tab, select the check boxes for the Low battery alarm
and the Critical battery alarm. Re-enter your desired settings.
disposing of your battery
Do not dispose of your battery pack with common waste. Dispose of it or recycle
it by using the public collection system in accordance with your local
regulations.
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5
Read this chapter when you need to upgrade or replace your:
❂
battery
❂
memory
❂
hard drive assembly
The components inside your notebook are sensitive to static
electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge. Before
handling system components, use appropriate precautions,
including turning off all system power, unplugging all
cables, and touching a bare metal surface on the notebook
(such as the nuts for the printer port) or wearing a grounding
wrist-strap.
All user-replaceable components are accessed from the bottom of the
notebook.
1
battery
2
memory
3
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battery
To remove and install a battery:
Before performing any of the procedures in this section,
follow industry-standard practices for preventing
electrostatic discharge. See the Warning note at the
beginning of this chapter for more information.
There is a danger of explosion if this battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace with the same or equivalent type
recommended by eMachines.
1.
Power off your notebook and close the display. Disconnect all cables,
including the AC power adapter, modem, and network cables.
2.
Place your notebook upside down on a stable work surface.
3.
To remove an existing battery pack, slide and release the battery release
button 1. The battery will pop up. Grasp the raised edge of the battery pack
and lift it out of the battery compartment 2.
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4.
To insert a new battery pack, hold the battery label side down and at an
angle, as shown.
The battery pack is keyed so that it can be inserted in only
one direction. If the battery does not slide in easily, verify
that the connector end of the battery lines up with the
connector in the battery compartment.
Slide the connector end of the battery into position and then press down on
the other end of the battery until it clicks into place.
5.
Reconnect your cables.
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memory
To remove and install a memory module:
Before performing any of the procedures in this section,
follow industry-standard practices for preventing
electrostatic discharge. See the Warning note at the
beginning of this chapter for more information.
1.
Power off your notebook and close the display. Disconnect all cables,
including the AC power adapter, modem, and network cables.
2.
Place your notebook upside down on a stable work surface.
To prevent damage to your notebook, remove the installed
battery pack before replacing this component. For
instructions on removing an installed battery pack, see the
“battery ” section in this chapter.
3.
Remove the memory compartment cover screw and cover.
See the illustration at the beginning of this chapter for the location of the
memory compartment.
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4.
To remove an existing memory module, gently press outward on the
retaining clips on both sides of the memory module 1 until the memory
module is released and tilts upward. Then, pull the module out of the slot 2.
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5.
To insert a new memory module, hold the memory module at a 45-degree
angle and insert it into the empty memory slot 1.
The memory module is keyed so that it can be inserted in
only one direction. If the module does not slide in easily,
verify that the notch in the module lines up with the tab in
the memory slot.
Gently press down on the module until the retaining clips click into place 2.
6.
Replace the memory compartment cover and retaining screw. Insert the
battery pack and reconnect your cables.
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hard drive assembly
Your notebook includes one high-capacity, industry-standard, 9.5-mm IDE hard
disk drive. This hard drive is housed in a bracket, which is inserted into the
hard-drive compartment. All eMachines replacement drives are shipped in a
bracket.
A new hard drive has no data or software preloaded on it.
Before you install a new hard drive in your notebook, first
copy to a backup CD any programs, files, or information
that you want to move to the new hard drive.
After you install the new hard drive, you must perform a
system restore. This process loads your notebook’s original
shipping configuration onto this hard drive. Then, you can
reload your programs, files, and information from your
backup CD onto your new hard drive.
To remove and install a hard drive assembly:
Before performing any of the procedures in this section,
follow industry-standard practices for preventing
electrostatic discharge. See the Warning note at the
beginning of this chapter for more information.
1.
Power off your notebook and close the display. Disconnect all cables,
including the AC power adapter, modem, and network cables.
2.
Place your notebook upside down on a stable work surface.
To prevent damage to your notebook, remove the installed
battery pack before replacing this component. For
instructions on removing an installed battery pack, see the
“battery ” section in this chapter.
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3.
To remove an existing hard drive assembly, first remove the hard drive
retaining screw 1. Then, grasp the hard drive and slide the assembly
completely out of the hard drive compartment 2.
4.
To install the new hard-drive assembly, position the hard-drive assembly as
shown in the previous illustration and slide the assembly completely into the
open compartment.
5.
Replace the hard drive retaining screw, reinsert the battery pack, and
reconnect your cables.
6.
Perform a system restore to load your notebook’s original shipping
configuration onto this hard drive.
See chapter 6, “system restore,” for instructions.
7.
Reload the programs, files, and information from your backup CD onto your
new hard drive.
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6
If you ever need to restore your notebook to its original configuration, use the
restore CDs that were shipped inside the box with your notebook.
The restore CDs contain a copy of all software that was preinstalled on your
notebook.
The restore process erases all data and files from your
notebook’s hard drive. Any programs, files, or data that you
have added to your notebook will be lost.
Before performing the restore process, copy any programs,
files, or information that you wish to save onto a backup CD.
You can copy this information back onto your notebook
after the restore process is completed.
To perform a system restore:
1.
While your notebook is turned on, insert restore CD #1 into the CD/DVD
drive.
2.
Restart your notebook by clicking Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart.
3.
When the Microsoft Windows Startup Menu is displayed, type 1 (Restore
Windows XP) and press Enter.
You are about to erase all data on your hard drive.
4.
At This process will restore the contents of your hard drive to its original
state..., press Enter.
You can still exit this program. To stop the restore process,
remove the restore CD from the CD/DVD drive and restart
your notebook.
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5.
The following message is displayed:
Caution: All data in the hard drive will be lost! Back up your files before
proceeding. Are you sure you want to proceed?
This is your last chance to stop the restore process!
To stop the restore process, press N, remove the restore CD
from the CD/DVD drive, and restart your notebook.
If you are sure you want to proceed, press Y.
The restore process begins.
First, all data on your hard drive is erased, and then the contents of the CD
are copied onto the hard drive.
6.
At Insert the next media and press Enter... remove restore CD #1 from the
drive and insert restore CD #2. Press Enter.
The contents of the CD are copied on to the hard drive.
7.
At Insert the next media and press Enter..., remove restore CD #2 from the
drive and insert restore CD #3. Press Enter.
8.
When the restore process is finished, remove the last restore CD from the
CD/DVD drive and press Enter to restart your notebook.
If you accidentally restart your notebook while the restore
CD is still in the CD/DVD drive, the notebook will boot off the
CD and the Microsoft Windows Startup Menu will be
reopened. Remove the CD from the CD/DVD drive and
restart your notebook again.
9.
As your notebook starts up, follow the onscreen instructions to enter system
setup information.
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troubleshooting
7
Your notebook and its preinstalled software are designed to be trouble free.
However, if you do encounter problems, this chapter may help you solve them.
For minor problems, first try the following suggestions:
❂
Make sure that the notebook is powered on.
❂
Make sure that the AC adapter is properly connected to the computer and
that the adapter is plugged into a working electrical outlet.
❂
Check the brightness setting of the display.
For further troubleshooting information, refer to the remainder of this chapter.
If you cannot resolve the problem, contact eMachines Customer Care. Refer to
the eMachines Customer Care information at the beginning of this guide for
details.
If you have additional wireless troubleshooting issues, refer to the
Wireless Communications Supplement.
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battery and power
Q
My battery charge icon is not accurate or a battery charge does not last as
long as I think it should. What should I do?
A
Try the following:
❂
Allow the battery to return to room temperature.
❂
Check your power management settings in the Windows Control Panel.
See “managing your battery consumption” in chapter 4 for instructions.
❂
Recalibrate the battery. See “recalibrating your battery” in chapter 4 for
instructions.
❂
Replace your battery.
Q
My notebook won’t turn on. What should I do?
A
There are several simple steps you should try:
❂
Press the Power button on your notebook.
❂
If the battery-related status light blinks quickly when you press the power
button, your battery is fully discharged. Connect to AC power and press
the power button again.
❂
If you are connected to AC power, check all of the cable connections
to be sure that all cables are connected properly. If your notebook still
won’t power up, disconnect all cables, reconnect them, and try again.
❂
If you recently replaced or upgraded a component on your notebook,
make sure that it was installed correctly.
❂
If you recently replaced or upgraded the memory, make sure that you
installed the right module for your model of notebook. Contact
eMachines Customer Care to make sure you used the right type of
memory module.
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keyboard and touchpad
Q
My notebook is not responding to the keyboard or the touchpad. How do I
enable tapping on my touchpad?
A
Your notebook has locked up.
Try one of the following to restart it:
❂
Press ctrl + alt + delete.
❂
Press and hold down the Power button for approximately 5 seconds until
the notebook turns off. Then, restart your notebook.
Q
My notebook is not responding when I click or tap on the touchpad. How do
I enable the touchpad?
A
You will need to double click on the Synaptics Touchpad icon
on the
system tray. Select Pointing Device Properties. Then you will click on Device
Settings and select Settings. Next, you will highlight Tapping and check the
Enable Tapping box in the properties window.
Q
When typing on my notebook, my mouse cursor moves, how do I stop it?
A
Based on how you position your hands on the palm rest, you may be
inadvertently touching the touchpad area. You can change the touchpad
sensitivity settings through the control panel by increasing the palm check
area and reducing the touch sensitivity. You will need to double click on the
Synaptics Touchpad icon
on the system tray. Select Pointing Device
Properties. Then you will click on Device Settings and select Settings. Now
you are able to select PalmCheck and adjust the setting, then click OK.
Q
When I type, some of the letter keys type numbers instead of the letters.
What’s wrong?
A
Your numeric keypad is activated. Press Fn +
keypad.
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Q
My cursor jumps to a different location on the display or does not respond at
all. What’s wrong?
A
It is probably one of two things:
❂
Your touchpad is dirty.
Clean the touchpad with a damp cloth (water only) and wipe it dry.
❂
Your touchpad is set to accept tapping.
See “using the touchpad” in chapter 3 for more information about
tapping.
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display brightness and resolution
Q
My display is blank. What’s wrong?
A
It could be several things:
❂
Your notebook may be “Sleeping.”
Press any key to “wake” the notebook from Sleep mode.
❂
The brightness setting may be down too low.
Press Fn + F8 several times to increase the brightness of the display.
❂
Your notebook may be sending its display to an external monitor or TV.
Press Fn + F4 several times to toggle through the attached display, an
external monitor or TV, or both.
❂
Your notebook may be “Hibernating.”
Press the Power button once to resume from Hibernate mode.
❂
The lid switch may be stuck.
Press the lid switch button (located on the keyboard above the function
keys near the base of the display) several times to release it.
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sound and volume
Q
There is no sound coming from my notebook. What’s wrong?
A
The volume is turned down too low or is muted.
Do the following:
❂
Press the volume up quick action button to increase the sound level.
❂
Press both the volume up and the volume down buttons at the same
time. (This is a quick way to mute and unmute the sound.)
❂
Double-click the Volume icon in the taskbar.
The Volume Control window is displayed. Verify that the Mute boxes are
not checked and that the Volume sliders are not all the way down.
CDs and DVDs
Q
My CD/DVD drive doesn’t read my disc or takes a long time to start up.
What’s wrong?
A
Be aware that CDs and DVDs take approximately 30 seconds to start,
because the drive has to determine the type of disc.
❂
Make sure that the disc is inserted properly.
❂
Remove the disc and clean it. Then insert it and try to play it again.
Q
I cannot eject my CD or DVD. What should I do?
A
Your notebook must be turned on to remove CDs and DVDs. If you do not
want to turn on your notebook, manually eject the disk by inserting an
opened paper clip into the manual eject hole. See “using CDs and DVDs” in
chapter 3 for more information.
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printer
Q
My notebook is connected to a printer, but it’s not working. What should I
do?
A
Try the following:
❂
Make sure that the printer power cable is plugged into a working
electrical outlet and that the printer is powered on.
❂
Check the cable connections between your notebook and the printer.
❂
Verify that you have the correct printer driver installed for your printer
model. For more information about installing the printer driver, refer to
the documentation that came with your printer or to Windows online
help.
error messages
Q
I receive an “Out of Memory” or “Insufficient Memory” message. What’s
wrong?
A
Your system resources are low, and all available memory is being used by
the open programs.
❂
Close one or more programs. If this doesn’t help, save the data you are
working on, close all programs, and restart your notebook. After
restarting, open only the programs that you need.
❂
Consider adding more physical memory to your notebook.
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notices and specifications
a
United States Federal Communications
Commission Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
❂
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
❂
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
❂
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
❂
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications
made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer
responsible for compliance may void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
cables
Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic
RFI/EMI connector hoods to maintain compliance with FCC Rules & Regulations.
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wireless communications
The transmitting antenna must not be operated with any other antenna or
transmitter.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. The transmitter should be installed and operated with
a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.
Declaration of Conformity — United States
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
For questions regarding this declaration, contact the manufacturer responsible
for compliance by mail or telephone.
address
ARIMA Computer (Texas) Corporation
9600 West Gulf Bank Road
Houston, TX 77040
telephone
(713) 983-0103
To identify this product, refer to the model number found on the product.
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appendix
European Notice
Products with the CE Marking comply with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and
the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the
European Community and if this product has telecommunication functionality,
the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC).
Compliance with the directives implies conformity to the following European
Norms (in parentheses are the equivalent international standards/regulations):
❂
EN55022 (CISPR 22): Electromagnetic Interference
❂
EN55024 (IEC61000-4-2,3,4,5,6,8,11): Electromagnetic Immunity
❂
EN61000-3-2 (IEC61000-3-2): Power Line Harmonics
❂
EN61000-3-3 (IEC61000-3-3): Power Line Flicker
❂
EN60950 (IEC60950): Product Safety
For devices with built-in wireless equipment, the following additional standards
were applied:
❂
ETSI301489-17: General Emissions for Radio Equipment
❂
EN60950: Safety
❂
ETSI300328-2 Technical Requirements for Radio Equipment
Declaration of Conformity — European Union
For questions regarding this declaration, contact the manufacturer responsible
for compliance by mail or telephone.
address
ARIMA Computer (UK) Limited
Unit 3, Dunrobin Court, Clydebank Business Park,
Clydebank, G81 2QP, Scotland U.K.
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telephone
0141-9512461
To identify this product, refer to the model number found on the product.
Canadian Notice
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Avis Canadien
Cet appareil numerique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Reglement sur le materiel broulilleur du Canada.
Japanese Notice
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appendix
U.S. Regulations Governing the Use of
Modems
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules. On this equipment is a
label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. You must, upon request,
provide this information to your telephone company.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they
will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be
notified as soon as possible. You will be informed of your right to file a complaint
with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations, or procedures that could affect proper operation of your
equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an
opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
The FCC prohibits connecting this equipment to party lines or coin-operated
telephones.
In the event that this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the
equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If the
problem is with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or
vendor.
The FCC also requires the transmitter of a FAX transmission be properly identified
(per FCC rules Part 68, Sec 68.381 (C) (3)).
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U.K. Modem Compliance Information
This modem is approved by the secretary of state at the Department of Trade
and Industry for connection to a single exchange line of the public switched
telephone network run by certain licensed public telecommunication operators
or system connected thereto (direct exchange lines only, not shared service or
1-1 carrier systems).
This modem is also suitable for connection to Private Automatic Branch
Exchange (PBX), which return secondary proceeding indication.
If this modem is to be used with a PBX which has extension wiring owned by BT,
connection of the modem to the PBX can only be carried out by BT; or by the
authorized maintainer of the PBX unless the authorized maintainer has been
given 14 days written notice that the connection is to be made by another
person; and that period of notification has expired.
This modem is suitable for use only on telephone lines proved with Loop
disconnect or Multi-Frequency Dialing Facilities.
Users of this modem are advised that the approval is for connection to the PSTN
via the telephone line interface supplied with it. Connection of a modem to the
PSTN by any other means will invalidate the approval.
There is no guarantee of correct working in all circumstances. Any difficulties
should be referred to your supplier.
Some network operators require that intended users of their network request
permission to connect and for the installation of an appropriate socket.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of this modem is 1. REN is a guide to the
maximum number of apparatuses that can simultaneously be connected to
one telephone line. The REN values of all apparatuses are added together, and
should not exceed 4. Unless otherwise marked, a telephone is assumed to have
a REN of 1.
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This modem is approved for use in only the following functions:
❂
storage of telephone numbers for retrieval by a predator mined code
❂
initial proceed indication detection
❂
automatic calling / automatic answering
❂
tone detection
❂
loud-speaking facility
This modem is not approved for connection to U.K. / private speech-band
services. This modem does not support an automatic redial function. Any other
usage will invalidate the approval of your modem, if as a result, it then ceases to
conform to the standards against which approval was granted. The approval of
this modem is invalidated if the apparatus is modified in any material way not
authorized by BABT or if it is used with, or connected to, external software that
has not been formally accepted by BABT.
Japanese Modem Notice
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notebook specifications
dimensions
depth: 10 in (254 mm)
width: 13.8 in (352 mm)
operating temperature
50°F to 90°F (10°C to 35°C)
shipping/storage temperature
4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
humidity
20% to 80%
video display
15.4'' WXGA TFT LCD panel
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