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Gateway M275 Notebook
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Customizing
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Contents
1 Checking Out Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Right Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Identifying your model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Gateway model number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Gateway serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Internal wireless label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Finding your specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2 Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waking up your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning off your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restarting (rebooting) your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tablet control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-function buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Converting the display from notebook to tablet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Storing and removing the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Pen button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Tablet Input Panel (TIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Using speech recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Connecting the modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Connecting to a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Broadband Internet connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
3 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Help and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Searching for a topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Do More With Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Using eSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
4 Windows Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
About Windows XP tablet PC Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
About the Windows environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Using the desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Using the Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Adding icons to the desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Identifying window items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Working with files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Viewing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Creating folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Copying and moving files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Deleting files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Browsing for files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Searching for files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Using the Windows Search utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Working with documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Creating a new document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Saving a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Opening a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Printing a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Keyboard shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
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5 Using the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Learning about the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up an Internet account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing your Internet account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking your e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Sending and Receiving Faxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Installing and configuring Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending a simple fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up your cover page template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Faxing from programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Faxing a scanned document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Receiving and viewing a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatically retry sending a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatically cancelling a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7 Using Multimedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording and playing audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing audio and video files with the Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using S/PDIF digital audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using MUSICMATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating MP3 music files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing track information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Building a music library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the music library display settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to Internet radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using advanced features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Creating CDs using Nero Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Creating a data CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Copying a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Copying music tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Creating a music CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Advanced features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Using the optional diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Connecting a digital camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Connecting a digital video camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Editing videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Viewing the display on a projector or monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Viewing the display on a television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Changing from one display to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
8 Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Changing power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Changing the power scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Changing alarm options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Changing advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Activating and using Hibernate mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
9 Traveling With Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Packing your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Traveling by air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Radio frequency wireless connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
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Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Additional tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
10 Customizing Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing display orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the screen and desktop settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the color depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the colors on your Windows desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the desktop background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a screen saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting tablet and pen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming the buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Tablet PC Input Panel Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the touchpad settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding and modifying user accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Benefits of networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sharing a single Internet connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sharing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sharing peripheral devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Streaming audio and video files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing multi-player games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a network connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Equipment you need for a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Ethernet speed and frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example access point wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Equipment you need for an access point wireless Ethernet network . . . . . .
Example peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Equipment you need for a peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . .
For more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using your convertible tablet PC on a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and configuring your convertible tablet PC for Ethernet networking
Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Transferring files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Finding your files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Transferring Internet settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Setting up your ISP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Transferring your e-mail and address book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Transferring your Internet shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Installing your old printer or scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Installing a USB printer or scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Installing a parallel port printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Installing your old programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
13 Maintaining Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Caring for your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Replacing the pen point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Protecting your convertible tablet PC from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Managing hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Checking hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Using Disk Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Checking the hard drive for errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Defragmenting the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Backing up files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Using the Scheduled Task Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Cleaning your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Cleaning the convertible tablet PC screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Cleaning the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
14 Restoring Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Using the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Reinstalling device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Updating device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Reinstalling programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Reinstalling Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
15 Upgrading Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
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Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding or replacing memory in the memory bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing memory under the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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16 Using the Gateway M275 Port Replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disconnecting from the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing your port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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17 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software support tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Device installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diskette drive (external) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DVD or DVD/CD-RW drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface/Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Before calling Gateway Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Tutoring and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Self-help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
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Checking Out
Your
Gateway M275
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This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your
convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter to learn:
■
How to identify the features of your Gateway
convertible tablet PC
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How to locate your convertible tablet PC’s model and
serial number
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How to locate the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity
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How to locate the specifications for your convertible
tablet PC
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What accessories are available for your convertible
tablet PC
Tips & Tricks
You can download an electronic copy of this
guide from
support.gateway.com/support/manlib/.
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Modular bay
Component
Modular bay
Icon
LCD panel
release latch
Description
Use this bay for a DVD drive or combination
DVD/CD-RW drive. For more information, see “Changing
modules” on page 110.
To determine the type of drive in the modular bay,
examine the drive tray’s plastic cover and compare the
logo to those listed in “Identifying drive types” on
page 112.
Important: Your convertible tablet PC may have come
with a DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive. To order a different
module, contact Gateway.
LCD panel release latch
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Open the LCD panel by pressing the release latch.
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Left Side
Left Side
Kensington
lock slot
PC Card
slot
Memory card
reader
IEEE 1394 port
Power
switch
Speaker
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Component
Icon
Description
Kensington™ lock slot
Secure your convertible tablet PC to an object by
connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.
PC Card slot
Insert one Type II PC Card into this slot. For more
information, see “Adding and removing a PC Card” on
page 252.
Memory card reader
Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player,
PDA, or cellular telephone into the memory card reader.
For more information, see “Using the memory card
reader” on page 142.
IEEE 1394 port
Plug an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or i.Link®)
device (such as a digital camcorder, Iomega™ Zip™
drive, or MP3 player) into this 4-pin IEEE 1394 port. For
more information, see “Connecting a digital video
camera” on page 146.
Microphone jack
Plug a microphone into this jack. The built-in microphone
is turned off when a microphone is plugged into this jack.
For the location of your built-in microphone, see
“Keyboard area” on page 8.
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Component
Icon
Description
Headphone jack
Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack.
The built-in speakers are turned off when speakers or
headphones are plugged into this jack.
Power switch
Slide to turn the power on or off. You can also configure
the power switch for Standby/Resume mode. For more
information on configuring the power switch mode, see
“Changing power settings” on page 165.
Speaker
Provides audio output when headphones or amplified
speakers are not plugged into your convertible tablet PC
or port replicator.
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Right Side
Right Side
Pen
Speaker
Component
Modem jack
Icon
Kensington
lock slot
Description
Pen
Write, tap, and input directly on your convertible
tablet PC’s display using the cordless pen.
Speaker
Provides audio output when headphones or amplified
speakers are not plugged into your convertible tablet PC
or port replicator.
Modem jack
Plug a modem cable into this jack. For more information,
see “Connecting the modem” on page 47.
Kensington™ lock slot
Secure your convertible tablet PC to an object by
connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.
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Back
Ventilation
fan
USB
port
Monitor
port
Component
Icon
Docking Ethernet Power
Status
port
jack
connector indicators
USB
port
Description
Ventilation fan
Helps cool internal components. Do not block or insert
objects into these slots.
USB ports
Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a
diskette drive, flash drive, Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer,
scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.
Monitor port
Plug an analog VGA monitor into this port.
Docking port
Connect the port replicator to this port.
Warning! Power is passed through this port. This
docking connection is certified to UL 1950 for use only
with port replicators designed for your Gateway
convertible tablet PC.
Ethernet jack
Plug a 10/100 Ethernet network cable into this jack. For
more information, see “Connecting to a wired Ethernet
network” on page 48 and “Networking Your
Gateway M275” on page 197.
Power connector
Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.
Status indicators
Inform you of the power status or when a drive is in use.
For more information, see “LED status indicators” on
page 25.
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Bottom
Bottom
Pen
latch
Battery
latch
System
label
Battery
bay
Reset
hole
Hard
drive bay
Memory
bay cover
Component
Icon
Description
System label
Includes the product model number. For more information, see
“Identifying your model” on page 10.
Reset hole
Insert a straightened paper clip into this hole to manually restart
your convertible tablet PC.
Memory bay
cover
Open this cover to install a memory module. For more information,
see “Adding or replacing memory” on page 255.
Pen latch
Slide to release the pen.
Battery latch
Slide to release the battery.
Battery bay
Insert the battery into this bay. For more information, see “Changing
batteries” on page 159.
Hard drive bay
The hard drive is located in this bay. For more information, see
“Replacing the hard drive kit” on page 267.
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Keyboard area
For information on using your keyboard, see “Using the keyboard” on page 28.
Microphone
LCD panel
multi-function
buttons/status
indicators
Keyboard
multi-function
buttons/status
indicators
Keyboard
Touchpad
Component
8
Icon
Description
Microphone
Record audio through this microphone. The built-in microphone
is turned off while an external microphone is connected. For
the location of your microphone jack, see “Left Side” on page 3
and “Back” on page 274.
LED status
indicators
Inform you of the power status or when a drive is in use. For
more information, see “LED status indicators” on page 25.
Tablet control
buttons
See “Tablet control buttons” on page 32 for a description of
each button.
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Component
Icon
Description
Keyboard
Provides all the features of a full-sized 86-key keyboard. For
more information, see “Using the keyboard” on page 28.
Touchpad
Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For more information,
see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on page 35.
Keyboard
Multi-function
buttons
Press these buttons to open programs assigned to them.
These buttons are set to open your default e-mail program, your
default Web browser, online help, and the My Computer
window. For more information, see “Multi-function buttons” on
page 34.
Keyboard Status
indicators
Inform you when a button has been pressed that affects how
the keyboard is used. For more information, see “Keyboard
status indicators” on page 27.
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Identifying your model
Important
The labels shown in this section are for informational
purposes only. Label information varies by model, features
ordered, and location.
Gateway model number
The label on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC contains information
that identifies your convertible tablet PC model and its features. Gateway
Technical Support will need this information if you call for assistance.
Gateway
model
number
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Identifying your model
Gateway serial number
You can locate the Gateway serial number:
■
Printed on a white sticker on the bottom or back of your convertible
tablet PC.
■
Printed on the customer invoice that came with your convertible tablet PC.
The invoice also contains your customer ID number.
Internal wireless label
A label similar to the following indicates your convertible tablet PC contains
a wireless communications device. The label is affixed to the main system label.
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity
The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the bottom of your
convertible tablet PC includes the product key code for your operating system.
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Finding your specifications
For more information about your convertible tablet PC, such as memory size,
memory type, and hard drive size, visit Gateway’s eSupport page at
support.gateway.com. The eSupport page also has links to additional Gateway
documentation and detailed specifications. For more information, see “Using
eSupport” on page 55.
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Accessories
Accessories
Gateway offers accessories that can help you make the most of using your
convertible tablet PC. To order accessories, visit the Accessory Store at
accessories.gateway.com.
Batteries and automobile/airplane power adapters
If you run your convertible tablet PC on battery power for extended periods,
you may want to buy an additional battery so you can swap batteries when
necessary. See “Replacing the battery” on page 160 for more information about
using an additional battery in your convertible tablet PC.
With an automobile/airplane power adapter, you can save battery power by
plugging your convertible tablet PC into an automobile cigarette lighter or an
airplane in-flight power receptacle.
Carrying cases
Gateway has large-capacity carrying cases if you need additional space for
accessories or supplies.
Drives
Use a diskette drive or USB flash drive for storing files or transferring files to
another computer. See “Using the optional diskette drive” on page 140.
Memory
Large programs, such as multimedia games or graphics programs, use a lot of
memory. If your programs are running more slowly than you think they should,
try adding more memory. See “Adding or replacing memory” on page 255 for
more information.
Peripheral devices
You can attach devices (such as a keyboard, mouse, printer, monitor, or diskette
drive) to your convertible tablet PC.
Port replicators
Although you can attach devices directly to your convertible tablet PC, a port
replicator lets you make all of those connections at one time. When you travel
with your convertible tablet PC, you merely disconnect from the port replicator
instead of unplugging all the devices.
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A port replicator also provides additional ports and other expansion features
not included with your convertible tablet PC. See “Using the Gateway M275
Port Replicator” on page 271 for more information about using a port replicator
with your convertible tablet PC.
Printers
You can attach almost any type of printer to your convertible tablet PC. The
most common types are inkjet and laser printers, which print in color or black
and white. See “Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device” on
page 49 for more information about attaching a printer to your convertible
tablet PC.
Inkjet printers and cartridges are relatively inexpensive, but they are slower than
laser printers. Using an inkjet color printer, you can print pictures, banners,
and greeting cards, as well as documents.
Laser printers and cartridges are more expensive, but they print much faster
than inkjet printers. Laser printers are better than inkjet printers when you are
printing large documents.
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2
This chapter provides basic information about your
Gateway convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter to find
out how to:
■
Connect the AC adapter
■
Start and turn off your convertible tablet PC
■
Identify the status indicators
■
Use the keyboard
■
Use the EZ Pad touchpad
■
Use the display
■
Use the pen
■
Connect the modem
■
Connect to an Ethernet network
■
Install peripheral devices
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Safety instructions
Certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal
injury or damage to your convertible tablet PC.
General tips
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■
When setting up your convertible tablet PC for work, place it on a level
surface.
■
Before you clean your convertible tablet PC, turn if off, unplug it from its
power source, and remove the battery. For more information, see “Cleaning
your convertible tablet PC” on page 237.
■
Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your convertible
tablet PC. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out interior
components.
■
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector, not on the cable itself.
As you pull out the connector, keep it evenly aligned to avoid bending
any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable make sure both
connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
■
Use of mobile phones can interfere with the sound system. Your
convertible tablet PC operation is not impaired but we recommend that a
distance of 12 inches (30 cm) be maintained between your convertible
tablet PC and the mobile phone.
■
When you move your convertible tablet PC between environments with
very different humidity or temperature ranges, condensation may form on
or within your convertible tablet PC. To avoid damaging your convertible
tablet PC, allow sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate before using
your convertible tablet PC.
■
When traveling, do not check your convertible tablet PC as baggage. You
can put your convertible tablet PC through an X-ray security machine, but
never put your convertible tablet PC through a metal detector. If you have
your convertible tablet PC checked by hand, be sure to have a charged
battery available in case you are asked to turn on your convertible
tablet PC. For more information, see “Traveling With Your Gateway M275”
on page 173.
■
When traveling, do not place your convertible tablet PC in overhead
storage compartments where it could slide around. For more information,
see “Traveling With Your Gateway M275” on page 173.
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Safety instructions
■
Do not drop your convertible tablet PC or subject it to other physical
shocks.
■
To completely turn off all convertible tablet PC power, turn your
convertible tablet PC off, remove the battery, and disconnect the AC
adapter from the electrical outlet.
■
The bottom of your convertible tablet PC can become warm with use. This
is normal.
■
Do not apply heavy pressure to your convertible tablet PC or subject it to
strong impact. Excessive pressure or impact can cause damage to
convertible tablet PC components, break the display screen, or otherwise
cause malfunctions.
■
Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. Overheating of a
PC Card can result in errors or instability in the card’s operation. Be careful
when you remove a PC Card that has been used for extended periods.
Using the battery
■
Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where
metal objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery terminals.
The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely high temperatures
and may result in heat damage.
■
Protect your convertible tablet PC, battery, and hard drive from
environmental hazards such as dirt, dust, food, liquids, temperature
extremes, and overexposure to sunlight.
■
Replace only with a Gateway convertible tablet PC battery to avoid risk of
fire or explosion. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on
page 159.
■
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do
not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. For more information,
see “Changing batteries” on page 159.
Using the AC adapter
■
Place the adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desktop or on the floor,
when you use it to run your convertible tablet PC or to charge the battery.
Do not cover the adapter with papers or other items that will reduce
cooling, and do not use the adapter while it is inside a carrying case.
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■
Make sure that nothing rests on your adapter’s power cable and that the
cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
■
Use only the adapter and power cord approved for use with this convertible
tablet PC. Use of another type of adapter may create a risk of fire or
explosion.
■
If you use an extension cable with your adapter, ensure that the total
ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does not
exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
Basic safety precautions
When using your convertible tablet PC and peripheral devices, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
and injury to persons, including the following:
■
Do not use this product near water. For example, do not use it near a
bathtub or kitchen sink.
■
Avoid using the wired modem or LAN during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
■
The cable used with the modem should be manufactured with a minimum
wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCC-compliant RJ-11
modular plug.
■
To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or
disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this
product during an electrical storm.
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When working with peripheral devices or replacing
memory modules, always follow installation instructions
closely. Except for replacing memory or the hard drive, do
not attempt to service your convertible tablet PC yourself.
(See “Using eSupport” on page 55 and “Telephone
support” on page 304 for service information.)
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Connecting the AC adapter
Connecting the AC adapter
You can run your convertible tablet PC using an AC adapter or your convertible
tablet PC’s battery. The battery was shipped to you partially charged. You should
use the AC adapter right away to fully charge the battery. Allow 24 hours for
the battery to fully charge.
Important
If the battery is not fully charged before you use your
convertible tablet PC on battery power for the first time, the
battery life may be much shorter than you expect. If the
battery life seems short even after being charged for
24 hours, the battery may need to be recalibrated. For
more information, see “Recalibrating the battery” on
page 158.
To connect the AC adapter:
1
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
Warning
Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with
your convertible tablet PC or one of the same type
purchased from Gateway.
Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The
replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage
rating as the original cord or your convertible tablet PC
may be damaged.
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2
Connect the AC adapter to your convertible tablet PC’s power connector.
3
Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
The battery charge indicator turns on (see “LED status indicators” on
page 25 for the location of the battery charge indicator). If the battery
charge indicator does not turn on, unplug the adapter from your
convertible tablet PC, then plug it back in.
4
When you finish using your convertible tablet PC for the first time, turn
it off and leave it connected to AC power for at least 24 hours.
Warning
Do not attempt to disassemble the AC adapter. The
AC adapter has no user-replaceable or user-serviceable
parts inside. The AC adapter has dangerous voltages that
can cause serious injury or death. Contact Gateway about
returning defective AC adapters.
Protecting from power source problems
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your
convertible tablet PC can increase to far above normal levels and cause data
loss or system damage. Protect your convertible tablet PC and peripheral devices
by connecting them to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and
prevents them from reaching your convertible tablet PC.
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Warning
High voltages can enter your convertible tablet PC through
both the power cord and the modem connection. Protect
your convertible tablet PC by using a surge protector. If
you have a telephone modem, use a surge protector that
has a modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a
surge protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During
an electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and
the modem.
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Starting your convertible tablet PC
To start your convertible tablet PC:
1
Press the latch on the front of your convertible tablet PC, then lift the LCD
panel.
2
Slide the power switch located on the left side of your convertible tablet PC.
-OROpen the LCD panel.
The power switch is preset to On/Off mode. However, you can also set it
to function in Standby/Resume mode. For instructions on changing the
power switch mode, see “Changing power settings” on page 165.
Important
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The Power on Lid Lift feature turns on your convertible
tablet PC whenever you open the LCD panel. Your
convertible tablet PC was shipped to you with the Power
on Lid Lift feature turned off. For more information, see
“Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature” on page 169.
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If you are starting your convertible tablet PC for the first time, follow the
on-screen instructions to set up your convertible tablet PC.
Waking up your convertible tablet PC
When you do not use your convertible tablet PC for several minutes, or if you
close the LCD panel without turning your convertible tablet PC off, it may enter
a power-saving mode called Standby. While in Standby, the power indicator
flashes.
If your convertible tablet PC is in Standby mode, open the LCD panel or slide
the power switch to “wake” it up. For more information on turning on the Power
on Lid Lift feature, see “Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature” on page 169.
For more information on changing power-saving settings, see “Changing power
settings” on page 165.
Turning off your convertible
tablet PC
To turn off your convertible tablet PC:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Turn Off Computer. The Turn Off Computer
dialog box opens.
2
Click/Tap Turn Off. Windows shuts down and turns off your convertible
tablet PC.
Important
If for some reason you cannot use the Turn Off Computer
option in Windows to turn off your convertible tablet PC,
slide and hold the power switch for about five seconds,
then release it.
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Restarting (rebooting) your
convertible tablet PC
If your convertible tablet PC does not respond to keyboard or touchpad input,
you may have to close programs that are not responding. If closing
unresponsive programs does not restore your convertible tablet PC to normal
operation, you may have to restart (reboot) your convertible tablet PC.
To close unresponsive programs and restart your convertible tablet PC:
1
Press the Windows Security button. A window opens that lets you close a
program that is not responding. For more information, see “Tablet control
buttons” on page 32.
-ORPress CTRL+ALT+DEL. A window opens that lets you close a program that
is not responding.
2
3
4
Click/Tap the program that is not responding.
Click/Tap End Task.
If your convertible tablet PC does not respond, turn it off, wait ten seconds
and turn it on again.
Important
If your convertible tablet PC does not turn off immediately,
complete the following steps until your convertible
tablet PC turns off:
1 Slide and hold the power switch for about five seconds,
then release it.
2 Insert a straightened paper clip into the reset hole on
the bottom of your convertible tablet PC.
3 Unplug the power cord and remove the battery for more
than 10 seconds.
As a part of the regular startup process, a program to check the disk status
runs automatically. When the checks are finished, Windows starts.
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Status indicators
Status indicators
LED status indicators
LED status indicators inform you when a drive is being used or indicate the
power status of your convertible tablet PC.
Memory card reader
Disc drive
Battery charge
Power
Hard drive
Indicator
Icon
Description
Hard drive
The hard drive is in use.
Disc drive
The DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive is in use.
Memory card
reader
The memory card reader is in use.
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Indicator
Battery charge
Icon
Description
The LED shows the battery activity and status.
LED blue - battery is fully charged.
LED purple - battery is charging.
■
LED blinking red - battery charge is very low.
■ LED solid red - battery is malfunctioning.
This LED only lights up when your convertible tablet PC is
connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.
■
■
Power
The LED shows your convertible tablet PC’s power status.
■
■
■
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LED on - convertible tablet PC is on.
LED blinking - convertible tablet PC is in Standby mode.
LED off - convertible tablet PC is off.
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Keyboard status indicators
Keyboard status indicators inform you when a button has been pressed that
affects how the keyboard is used.
Pad lock
Scroll lock
Caps lock
Indicator
Icon
Description
Caps Lock
Caps Lock is turned on.
Scroll Lock
Scroll Lock is turned on. For more information, see “System key
combinations” on page 30.
Pad Lock
Numeric keypad is turned on.
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Using the keyboard
Your convertible tablet PC features a full-size keyboard that functions the same
as a desktop computer keyboard. Many of the keys have been assigned alternate
functions, including shortcut keys for Windows and function keys for specific
system operations.
You can attach an external keyboard to your convertible tablet PC using a USB
port. You do not need to shut down your convertible tablet PC to connect a
USB keyboard.
Function keys/
System keys
Navigation keys/
Volume keys
FN key
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Windows
key
Numeric Application Arrow keys/LCD
keypad
key brightness keys
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Key types
The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific
actions when pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination
with another key.
Key type
Function keys
Icon
Description
Press these keys labeled F1 to F12 to perform actions in
programs. For example, pressing F1 may open help.
Each program uses different function keys for different purposes.
See the program documentation to find out more about the
function key actions.
System keys
Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to
perform specific actions. For more information, see “System key
combinations” on page 30.
Navigation keys
Press these keys to move the cursor to the beginning of a line,
to the end of a line, up the page, down the page, to the beginning
of a document, or to the end of a document.
Volume keys
Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to
increase or decrease the volume or to turn off all sound.
FN key
Press the FN key in combination with a colored system key (such
as STATUS, STANDBY, or PAUSE) to perform a specific action.
Windows key
Press this key to open the Windows Start menu. This key can
also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities like
F (Search utility), R (Run utility), and E (Explorer utility).
Numeric keypad
Use these keys to type numbers when the numeric keypad is
turned on.
Application key
Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and help
assistants in Windows.
Arrow keys
Press these keys to move the cursor up, down, right, or left.
LCD brightness
keys
Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to
control the screen brightness.
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System key combinations
When you press the FN key and a system key at the same time, your convertible
tablet PC performs the action identified by the colored text or icon on the key.
Press and hold FN, then
press this system key...
To...
Display the power status box in the upper-left corner of your
display. The box shows the battery charge level, the BIOS version,
and whether the AC adapter is being used. Press the key
combination again to close this box.
Toggle your convertible tablet PC’s display between the LCD, an
external monitor, or both displays at the same time. A monitor
must be plugged into the monitor port on your convertible
tablet PC.
Enter Standby mode. Slide the power switch to leave Standby
mode. For more information, see “Changing power modes” on
page 163.
Turn the wireless Ethernet emitter on or off. For more information,
see “Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” on page 210.
Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest
setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in bright lighting
situations, such as outside in bright sunlight.
Press a second time to decrease the brightness below the normal
dimmest setting. Use this feature in dim lighting situations.
Press a third time to return the display to the normal brightness
setting.
Important: Using this feature will affect battery performance.
For more information, see “XtraBright/XtraDim” on page 181.
Turn on Pad Lock so you can use the numeric keypad. Press this
key combination again to turn off Pad Lock. The Pad Lock status
indicator appears when this function is turned on.
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Press and hold FN, then
press this system key...
To...
Pause the text scrolling in a DOS screen. Press this key
combination again to continue scrolling. The Scroll Lock status
indicator appears when this function is turned on. (This function
is only available in some programs.)
Pause execution of a DOS program. (This function is only
available in some programs.)
Stop the currently running DOS program. (This function is only
available in some programs.)
Increase the brightness of the display. This key combination
overrides the XtraBright/XtraDim setting. For more information,
see “Adjusting brightness” on page 180.
Decrease the brightness of the display.This key combination
overrides the XtraBright/XtraDim setting. For more information,
see “Adjusting brightness” on page 180.
Home
Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the
sound. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on
page 102.
PgUp
Increase the volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the
volume” on page 102.
PgDn
Decrease the volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the
volume” on page 102.
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Buttons
Tablet control buttons
Press the tablet control buttons to control the convertible tablet PC while it is
in tablet mode. The buttons have dimples so that you can press them with your
pen.
XtraBright/
XtraDim
Screen
rotation
Button
Icon
Tablet input
panel
Windows
security
Press to...
Screen rotation
Rotate the display orientation. For more information,
see “Changing display orientation” on page 180.
Tablet input panel
Open the tablet input panel. For more information,
see “Tablet Input Panel (TIP)” on page 44.
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Button
XtraBright/XtraDim
Icon
Press to...
Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal
brightest setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in
bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright
sunlight.
Press a second time to decrease the brightness
below the normal dimmest setting. Use this feature
in dim lighting situations.
Press a third time to return the display to the normal
brightness setting.
Important: Using this feature will affect battery
performance.
For more information, see “XtraBright/XtraDim” on
page 181.
Windows security
Open the Windows Task Manager. Also is used for
domain authentication or logon screen.
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Multi-function buttons
Press the multi-function buttons to open the programs associated with
them.The buttons have dimples so that you can press them with your pen.
Help
Internet
E-mail
Button
My Computer
Icon
Press to...
E-mail
Open your default e-mail program.
Internet
Open your default Web browser.
Help
Open online help.
My Computer
Open the My Computer window.
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Using the EZ Pad touchpad
The EZ Pad™ consists of a touchpad, two buttons, and a rocker switch.
Left touchpad
Right touchpad
button
button
Touchpad
Rocker switch
When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen
moves in the same direction.
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You can use the EZ-Pad left and right buttons below the touchpad to select
objects.
You can assign a function to the rocker switch between the touchpad buttons.
This function can be to scroll up or down, maximize or minimize the active
window, or open and close the Start menu. For more information about
programming the rocker switch, see “Changing the touchpad settings” on
page 192.
Using the touchpad
To...
Do this...
Move the pointer
on the screen.
Move your finger around on the
touchpad. If you run out of space
and need to move the pointer
farther, lift your finger, move it to
the middle of the touchpad, then
continue moving your finger.
Select an object
on the screen.
Position the pointer over the object.
Quickly press and release the left
button once. This action is called
clicking.
Start a program
or open a file or
folder.
Position the pointer over the object.
Press the left button twice in rapid
succession. This action is called
double-clicking.
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Using the EZ Pad touchpad
To...
Do this...
Access a shortcut
menu or find
more information
about an object
on the screen.
Position the pointer over the object.
Quickly press and release the right
button once. This action is called
right-clicking.
Move an object
on the screen.
Position the pointer over the object.
Press the left button and hold it
down, then use the touchpad to
move (drag) the object to the
appropriate part of the screen.
Release the button to drop the
object where you want it.
For instructions on how to adjust the double-click speed, pointer speed,
right-hand or left-hand configuration, and other touchpad settings, see
“Changing the touchpad settings” on page 192.
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Using the display
Your convertible tablet PC’s screen combines the eye-soothing readability of a
liquid-crystal display with the responsiveness of a pen controller. The screen
provides a hard, smooth writing surface, minimizes glare, and increases
readability.
■
Unlike other touchscreens and PDAs, your convertible tablet PC’s display
responds only to your convertible tablet PC’s pen. Your convertible
tablet PC will not respond to a PDA pen or the touch of a fingertip.
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Steady your hand on the display surface while writing. The pressure of your
hand or fingers will not affect any open programs.
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Switching from AC to battery power dims the display slightly to save
battery power.
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If you prefer maximum brightness while on battery power,
use the XtraBright/XtraDim button. For more information,
see “Tablet control buttons” on page 32.
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Converting the display from notebook to
tablet mode
To convert the display from notebook mode to tablet mode:
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2
Open the LCD panel to the normal viewing position.
Locate the rotation direction arrow on the LCD panel hinge.
Rotation direction arrow
3
Rotate the LCD panel in the direction of the rotation direction arrow until
the panel is backwards. The panel soft-locks into the final position.
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Close the LCD panel onto the keyboard. There is a click when the LCD
panel latch locks.
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Using the pen
Your convertible tablet PC’s pen is the only device that can write, tap, and input
directly on your convertible tablet PC’s display.
Warning
A finger-tap or PDA stylus has no effect on your convertible
tablet PC’s display, and ink pens and other pointed objects
could damage the surface. Always use the pen that came
with your convertible tablet PC. You can order extra pens
from Gateway.
Warning
Do not sharply strike the display. Although the display is
durable, it can break.
The pen can do everything a mouse does. Just think “tap” instead of “click”.
With a mouse:
With a pen:
Point and click
Point and tap
Double-click
Double-tap
Click-and-drag
Tap-and-drag
Right-click
Button-tap
(press the pen button while tapping or press and hold with the pen)
Storing and removing the pen
To store the pen in your convertible tablet PC:
1
Locate the pen holder on the right side of your convertible tablet PC. For
more information, see “Right Side” on page 5.
2
Slide the pen into the holder with the pocket clip down until the pen clicks
into place.
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To remove the pen from our convertible tablet PC:
1
Locate the pen latch on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC. For more
information, see “Bottom” on page 7.
2
Slide the pen latch until the pen is release from the pen holder.
Calibration
The first time you use your convertible tablet PC, you should calibrate your pen
for both portrait and landscape orientations. Calibration ensures the accuracy
of the pen and adjusts the screen’s performance for different users.
If the on-screen pointer does not seem to line up with the tip of the pen—for
example, because someone else has used your convertible tablet PC and
adjusted it for their own use—recalibrate it to your tapping patterns.
Recalibrate if you write with the opposite hand from the previous
user—right-handed writer to left-handed writer.
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To open the calibration program:
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Double-click/Double-tap
(Tablet and Pen Settings) in the taskbar, then
click/tap Calibrate. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Gestures
A gesture is a shape you draw with your convertible tablet PC pen to send a
command to your convertible tablet PC. In Input Panel, you can also use
gestures to control the insertion point in the active program. When you use
these gestures, you get the same result as pressing the corresponding key on a
standard keyboard.
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Open the Tablet Input Panel by waving the pen back and forth over the
screen.
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Backspace by drawing a right-to-left line on the display surface.
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In most text input programs, you can erase text by scratching it out.
Windows interprets a scratchout as a delete command.
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To erase, draw a short, wide “Z.”
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You will find more information about gestures and gesture symbols, as well
as handwriting tips, in the Help section of the TIP’s Tools menu. For more
information, see “Tablet Input Panel (TIP)” on page 44.
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Pen button
The pen button serves the same function as the right button on a mouse. Press
it and tap (button-tap) to open right-click menus when they are available.
Tips
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Hold the pen the same way you hold a writing pen, and steady your writing
hand by resting it on the display surface.
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Line up the pointer before you tap, in cases where the pointer and pen
point are out of alignment. The screen reads the position of the pointer,
not the tap.
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Store the pen in the Gateway convertible tablet PC’s pen holder. Store extra
pens in a drawer to avoid prolonged pressure on the pen tip.
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The pen has internal electronics, so keep it dry and avoid contact with
liquids.
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Your convertible tablet PC responds to most Penabled™ EMR pens
manufactured by Wacom®.
Tablet Input Panel (TIP)
Tap
(the Keyboard icon) near the Start button to open the Tablet Input Panel
(TIP). Use the TIP to enter data by hand, soft keyboard, or voice into a word
processing program or a text-entry form.
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Access the TIP keyboard and writing pad by clicking/tapping the tabs near
the bottom of the window.
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To set up speech options, click/tap Tools, then click/tap Speech.
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TIP tips
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Open a program for your input (for example, a word processing program
or a Web form) before using the writing pad or soft keyboard.
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To adjust writing pad and keyboard settings, click/tap Tools, then click/tap
Options.
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For security and accuracy when entering masked text (such as passwords),
use your convertible tablet PC Input Panel’s soft keyboard instead of the
writing pad.
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Using speech recognition
The Gateway convertible tablet PC is designed to accept and interpret the
human voice, both for dictation (speech recognition) and for
keyboard-equivalent voice commands.
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Set up speech recognition through your convertible tablet PC Input Panel’s
Tools menu.
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Learn more about voice commands in the Accessibility section of the Help
and Support Center.
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Use the built-in microphone or an external microphone.
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To modify the speech recognition function, see “Adjusting the Tablet PC
Input Panel Settings” on page 191.
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Connecting the modem
Your convertible tablet PC has a built-in 56K modem that you can use to
connect to a standard telephone line.
Important
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunications line cord.
To connect the modem:
1
Insert one end of the modem cable into the modem jack
side of your convertible tablet PC.
2
Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack. The
modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone lines.
3
Start your convertible tablet PC, then start your communications program.
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Connecting to a wired Ethernet
network
Your convertible tablet PC has a network jack that you can use to connect to
a 10/100 wired Ethernet network.
Important
Your convertible tablet PC may be equipped with a built-in
wireless Ethernet emitter or you may have a wireless
Ethernet PC Card. For information about connecting to a
wired or wireless Ethernet network, see “Networking Your
Gateway M275” on page 197. For information about
installing a wireless Ethernet PC Card, see “Adding and
removing a PC Card” on page 252.
To connect to a wired Ethernet network:
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Insert one end of the network cable into the network jack
of your convertible tablet PC.
2
Insert the other end of the network cable into a network jack. Ask your
network administrator to help you select the correct network jack.
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Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device
Broadband Internet connections
You can use your convertible tablet PC’s Ethernet jack for more than just
networking. Many broadband Internet connections, such as cable modems and
DSL modems, connect to your convertible tablet PC’s Ethernet jack. For more
information, see “Using the Internet” on page 79 and “Networking Your
Gateway M275” on page 197.
Installing a printer, scanner, or
other peripheral device
Important
Before you install a printer, scanner, or other peripheral
device, see the device documentation and installation
instructions.
Your convertible tablet PC or port replicator has one or more of the following
ports: IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or i.Link®), Universal Serial Bus (USB),
serial, and parallel. You use these ports to connect peripheral devices such as
printers, scanners, and digital cameras to your convertible tablet PC. For more
information about port locations, see “Checking Out Your Gateway M275” on
page 1 and “Using the Gateway M275 Port Replicator” on page 271.
IEEE 1394 and USB ports support plug-and-play and hot-swapping, which means
that your convertible tablet PC will usually recognize such a device whenever
you plug it into the appropriate port. When you use an IEEE 1394 or USB device
for the first time, your convertible tablet PC will prompt you to install any
software the device needs. After doing this, you can disconnect and reconnect
the device at any time.
Parallel and serial port devices are not plug-and-play. See the device
documentation for detailed information and installation instructions.
Help and
Support
For more information about installing peripheral devices,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword installing devices in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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3
This chapter tells you about additional information
resources available to help you use your convertible
tablet PC. Read this chapter to learn how to access:
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Help and Support
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Do More With Gateway
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Online help
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Gateway Web site
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Help and Support
Your convertible tablet PC includes Help and Support, an easily accessible
collection of help information, troubleshooters, instructional videos, and
automated support. Use Help and Support to answer questions about Windows.
To start Help and Support:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support. Help and Support opens.
You can find help information by clicking/tapping a link, performing a search,
or browsing the index.
Searching for a topic
To search for a topic in Help and Support, type a word or phrase (keyword) in
the Search box located at the top of any Help and Support screen, then click/tap
the arrow
button.
For each search, you receive the following search result types:
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Suggested Topics - These topics are located in Help and Support and are
relevant to your search topic.
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Full-text Search Matches - These topics are located in Help and Support
and contain the words you entered in the Search box.
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Microsoft Knowledge Base - These topics are located on the Microsoft Web
site and contain the words you entered in the Search box. You must be
connected to the Internet to search for and access these topics.
To view a list of your search results, click/tap the results header for the type of
results you want to view.
To view a topic, click/tap the topic name in the Search Results list.
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Do More With Gateway
Your convertible tablet PC may include Do More With Gateway, a tool that
provides additional information about using your Gateway convertible
tablet PC for digital music, digital photography, digital video, gaming, and
other programs. To access Do More With Gateway, click/tap Start, then click/tap
Do More With Gateway. Click/Tap the topics listed on the left-side of the page to
learn more about the software already installed on your convertible tablet PC
as well as partnerships and special offers available through Gateway.
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Online help
Many programs provide information online so you can research a topic or learn
how to perform a task while you are using the program. You can access most
online help information by selecting a topic from a Help menu or by
clicking/tapping a Help button.
You can search for information by viewing the help contents, checking the
index, searching for a topic or keyword, or browsing through the online help.
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Gateway Web site
Gateway Web site
Gateway’s online support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and
provides the most current drivers, product specifications, tutorials, and
personalized information about your convertible tablet PC. Visit the Gateway
eSupport Web site at support.gateway.com. For more information about
connecting to the Internet, see “Using the Internet” on page 79.
Using eSupport
The eSupport site is divided into five major areas:
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Support Home
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Downloads
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Contact Us
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Account Info
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PC Tools
Each of these areas is represented by a menu across the top of the Web page.
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Support Home
To get specific information about your convertible tablet PC, type your serial
number into the My Support box, then click/tap Continue, or click/tap Look up
my serial number for me. For more information, see “Finding your specifications”
on page 12.
Click/Tap Support Home, then click/tap All Support Documents to access product
documentation, specifications, and guides. By entering your serial number, you
get specific documents related to your convertible tablet PC. You can also
browse through the reference area to locate an article specific to the question
you have.
Click/Tap Support Home, then click/tap General Tutorials to access an extensive
library of how-to articles and videos on topics such as making audio CDs and
installing a hard drive.
Downloads
Click/Tap Downloads, then click/tap My Downloads to get the latest software
updates for BIOS and driver upgrades. By entering your serial number you get
drivers specific to your convertible tablet PC. Click/Tap All Downloads to walk
through a step-by-step wizard to locate your drivers.
Contact Us
Click/Tap Contact Us to access links to technical support with a live technician,
including chat and e-mail. Click/Tap Call Us to get a list of Gateway telephone
numbers for both sales and support. For more information, see “Telephone
numbers” on page 305.
Account Info
Click/Tap Account Info to access support for non-technical issues, like the status
of your order or changing your account address.
PC Tools
Click/Tap PC Tools to access utilities to help you manage your convertible
tablet PC.
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Read this chapter to learn how to:
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Use the Windows desktop
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Manage files and folders
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Work with documents
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Use shortcuts
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About Windows XP tablet PC
Edition
The Microsoft Windows XP tablet PC Edition operating system is a fully
functioning version of Windows XP Professional with added pen-based
computing features:
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Tablet and Pen Settings — set properties for the pen, tablet buttons, and
display screen
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tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) — use its writing pad, soft keyboard, and voice
recognition for entering data
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Windows® Journal — hand-write documents, then turn them into text or
image files
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Sticky Notes — make a quick note with your pen or voice and drop it into
another program
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Document annotation — insert handwritten notes into Word documents
and other programs
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Enhanced speech and voice recognition — say what you are thinking, and your
tablet will understand
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Inkball — practice and master pen input with this game of strategy
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MicroSoft OneNote — capture, organize, and reuse your notes on notebook
computers, desktop computers, or Tablet PCs.
The What’s New in Windows XP link in the Help and Support Center and the
Windows XP Start Here booklet that shipped with your convertible tablet PC can
help you learn more about using Windows XP tablet PC Edition.
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About the Windows environment
About the Windows environment
After your convertible tablet PC starts, the first screen you see is the Windows
desktop. The desktop is like the top of a real desk. Think of the desktop as your
personalized work space where you open programs and perform other tasks.
Your desktop may be different from this example, depending on how your
convertible tablet PC is set up.
Help and
Support
For more information about the Windows XP desktop,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword Windows desktop in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Using the desktop
The desktop contains the taskbar, the Start button, and the Recycle Bin icon.
Desktop elements
Description
The taskbar is the bar at the bottom of the computer display containing the
Start button on the left and a clock on the right. Other buttons on the taskbar
represent programs that are running.
Click/Tap a program’s button on the taskbar to open the program’s window.
The Start button provides access to programs, files, help for Windows and
other programs, and computer tools and utilities.
Click/Tap the Start button, then open a file or program by clicking/tapping
an item on the menu that opens.
The Recycle Bin is where files, folders, and programs that you discarded
are stored. You must empty the Recycle Bin to permanently delete them from
your convertible tablet PC. For instructions on how to use the Recycle Bin,
see “Deleting files and folders” on page 68.
Using the Start menu
You can start programs, open files, customize your system, get help, search for
files and folders, and more using the Start menu.
To use the Start menu:
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Click/Tap the Start button on the lower left of the Windows desktop. The
Start menu opens showing you the first level of menu items.
2
Click/Tap All Programs to see all programs and files in the Start menu.
When you move the mouse pointer over any menu item that has an arrow
next to it, another menu, called a submenu, opens and reveals related files,
programs, or commands.
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Click/Tap a file or program to open it.
Help and
Support
For more information about the Windows XP Start menu,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword Windows Start menu in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Adding icons to the desktop
You may want to add an icon (shortcut) to the desktop for a program that you
use frequently.
To add icons to the desktop:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap All Programs.
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Right-click (press the right touchpad button) the program that you want
to add to the desktop.
-ORButton-tap (press the pen button) the program that you want to add to
the desktop.
3
Click/Tap Send To, then click/tap Desktop (create shortcut). A shortcut icon
for that program appears on the desktop.
Help and
Support
For more information about desktop icons, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword desktop icons in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Identifying window items
When you double-click/double-tap the icon for a drive, folder, file, or program,
a window opens on the desktop. This example shows the Local Disk (C:)
window, which opens after you double-click/double-tap the Local Disk (C:) icon
in the My Computer window.
Title bar
Menu bar
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Close
Maximize
Minimize
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Identifying window items
Every program window looks a little different because each has its own menus,
icons, and controls. Most windows include these items:
Window item
Description
The title bar is the horizontal bar at the top
of a window that shows the window title.
Clicking/Tapping the minimize button reduces
the active window to a button on the taskbar.
Clicking/Tapping the program button in the
taskbar opens the window again.
Clicking/Tapping the maximize button
expands the active window to fit the entire
computer display. Clicking/Tapping the
maximize button again restores the window
to its former size.
Clicking/Tapping the close button closes the
active window or program.
Clicking/Tapping an item on the menu bar
starts an action such as Print or Save.
Help and
Support
For more information about windows, click/tap Start, then
click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword window in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Working with files and folders
You can organize your files and programs to suit your preferences much like
you would store information in a file cabinet. You can store these files in folders
and copy, move, and delete the information just as you would reorganize and
throw away information in a file cabinet.
Viewing drives
Drives are like file cabinets because they hold files and folders. A convertible
tablet PC almost always has more than one drive. Each drive has a letter, usually
Local Disk (C:) for the hard drive and 3½ Floppy (A:) for the optional diskette
drive. You will also have more drives such as a DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive.
To view the drives on your convertible tablet PC:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap My Computer on the Start menu.
Drives
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To see the files and folders on a drive:
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Double-click/Double-tap the drive icon. If you do not see the contents of
a drive after you double-click/double-tap its icon, click/tap Show the
contents of this drive.
Help and
Support
For more information about files and folders, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword files and folders in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Creating folders
Folders are much like the folders in a file cabinet. They can contain files and
other folders.
Files are much like paper documents—letters, spreadsheets, and pictures—that
you keep on your convertible tablet PC. In fact, all information on a convertible
tablet PC is stored in files.
Folders
Files
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To create a folder:
1
2
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap My Computer on the Start menu.
3
If you want to create a new folder inside an existing folder,
double-click/double-tap the existing folder. If you do not see the contents
of the folder, click/tap Show the contents of this drive or Show the contents
of this folder.
4
5
Click/Tap File, New, then click/tap Folder. The new folder is created.
Double-click/Double-tap the drive where you want to put the new folder.
Typically, Local Disk (C:) is your hard drive and 3½ Floppy (A:) is your
optional diskette drive. If you do not see the contents of the drive, click/tap
Show the contents of this drive.
Type a name for the folder, then press ENTER. The new folder name appears
by the folder icon.
Help and
Support
For more information about creating files and folders,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword creating files and folders in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
For information about renaming folders, see “Keyboard shortcuts” on page 78.
Copying and moving files and folders
The skills you need to copy and move files are called copying, cutting, and pasting.
When you copy and paste a file or folder, you place a copy of the file or folder
on the Windows clipboard, which temporarily stores it. Then, when you decide
what folder you want the copy to go in (the destination folder), you paste it there.
When you cut and paste a file or folder, you remove the file or folder from its
original location and place the file or folder on the Windows clipboard. When
you decide where you want the file or folder to go, you paste it there.
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Important
The clipboard stores whatever you cut or copy until you
cut or copy again. Then the clipboard contains the new
information only. Therefore, you can paste copies of a file
or folder into more than one place, but as soon as you copy
or cut a different file or folder, the original file or folder is
deleted from the clipboard.
To copy a file or folder to another folder:
1
Locate the file or folder you want to copy. For more information, see
“Viewing drives” on page 64 and “Searching for files” on page 71.
2
Right-click (press the right touchpad button) the file or folder that you
want to copy. A pop-up menu opens on the desktop.
-ORButton-tap (press the pen button) the file or folder that you want to copy.
A pop-up menu opens on the desktop.
3
4
5
6
Click/Tap Copy on the pop-up menu.
Open the destination folder.
With the pointer inside the destination folder, right-click/button-tap.
Click/Tap Paste. A copy of the file or folder appears in the new location.
To move a file or folder to another folder:
1
Locate the file or folder you want to move. For more information, see
“Viewing drives” on page 64 and “Searching for files” on page 71.
2
Right-click (press the right touchpad button) the file or folder that you
want to move. A pop-up menu opens on the desktop.
-ORButton-tap (press the pen button) the file or folder that you want to move.
A pop-up menu opens on the desktop.
3
4
Click/Tap Cut on the pop-up menu.
Open the destination folder.
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6
With the pointer inside the destination folder, right-click/button-tap.
Click/Tap Paste. The file or folder you moved appears in its new location
and is removed from its old location.
Help and
Support
For more information about copying files and folders or
moving files and folders, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help
and Support.
Type the keyword copying files and folders or moving
files and folders in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Deleting files and folders
When you throw away paper files and folders, you take them from the file
cabinet and put them in a trash can. Eventually the trash can is emptied.
In Windows, you throw away files and folders by first moving them to the
Windows trash can, called the Recycle Bin, where they remain until you decide
to empty the bin.
You can recover any file in the Recycle Bin as long as the bin has not been
emptied.
To delete files or folders:
1
In My Computer or Windows Explorer, click/tap the files or folders that
you want to delete. For instructions on how to select multiple files and
folders, see “Keyboard shortcuts” on page 78.
If you cannot find the file you want to delete, see “Searching for files” on
page 71.
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Click/Tap File, then click/tap Delete. Windows moves the files and folders
to the Recycle Bin.
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Help and
Support
For more information about deleting files and folders,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword deleting files and folders in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
To recover files or folders from the Recycle Bin:
1
Double-click/Double-tap the Recycle Bin icon. The Recycle Bin window
opens and lists the files and folders you have thrown away since you last
emptied it.
2
Click/Tap the files or folders that you want to restore. For instructions on
how to select multiple files and folders, see “Keyboard shortcuts” on
page 78.
3
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Restore. Windows returns the deleted files or
folders to their original locations.
To empty the Recycle Bin:
Caution
Emptying the Recycle Bin permanently erases any files or
folders in the bin. These files cannot be restored.
1
Double-click/Double-tap the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop. The Recycle
Bin window opens.
2
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Empty Recycle Bin. Windows asks you if you
are sure that you want to empty the bin.
3
Click/Tap Yes. Windows permanently deletes all files in the Recycle Bin.
Help and
Support
For more information about emptying the Recycle Bin,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword emptying Recycle Bin in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Browsing for files and folders
A file or folder that you need is rarely right on top of your Windows desktop.
It is usually on a drive inside a folder that may be inside yet another folder,
and so on.
Windows drives, folders, and files are organized in the same way as a real file
cabinet in that they may have many levels (usually many more levels than a
file cabinet, in fact). So you usually will have to search through levels of folders
to find the file or folder that you need. This is called browsing.
To browse for a file:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap My Computer. The My Computer window
opens.
2
Double-click/Double-tap the drive or folder that you think contains the
file or folder that you want to find. If you do not see the contents of a
folder, click/tap Show the contents of this drive or Show the contents of this
folder.
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Continue double-clicking/double-tapping folders and their subfolders until
you find the file or folder you want.
Help and
Support
For more information about browsing for files and folders,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword files and folders in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Searching for files
If you are looking for a particular file or folder or a set of files or folders that
have characteristics in common, but you do not remember where they are
stored on your hard drive, you can use the Search utility to search by:
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Name or part of a name
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Creation date
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Modification date
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File type
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Text contained in the file
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Time period in which it was created or modified
You can also combine search criteria to refine searches.
Files and folders found using this utility can be opened, copied, cut, renamed,
or deleted directly from the list in the results window.
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To find files and folders using the Search utility:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Search. The Search Results window opens.
Click/Tap All files and folders.
2
If you want to search by file or folder name, type in all or part of the file
or folder name in the name box in the left pane of the window.
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If you type all of the name, Search will list all files and folders of that
name.
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If you type part of the name, Search will list all of the file and folder
names containing the letters you typed.
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Click/Tap Search. When the search is completed, Windows lists the files
and folders whose names contain the text that you searched for.
4
Open a file, folder, or program by double-clicking/double-tapping the
name in the list.
Help and
Support
For more information about searching for files and folders,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword searching in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Using advanced search options
Search can find files meeting more criteria than file name. You can narrow your
search by selecting the search options that you want. You can search by the:
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Date the file was created or modified.
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Size of the file.
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Type of file, such as a program or a text document.
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Working with documents
Computer documents include word processing files, spreadsheet files, or other
similar files. The basic methods of creating, saving, opening, and printing a
document apply to most of these types of files.
The following examples show how to create, save, open, and print a document
using Microsoft® WordPad. Similar procedures apply to other programs such
as WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
For more information about using a program, click/tap Help on its menu bar.
Creating a new document
To create a new document:
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1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, then click/tap WordPad. Microsoft
WordPad starts and a blank document opens.
2
Begin composing your document. Use the menus and toolbar buttons at
the top of the window to format the document.
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Saving a document
After you create a document, you need to save it if you want to use it later.
To save a document:
1
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Save. The Save As dialog box opens.
Save in
list
File
name
2
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Save in list, then click/tap the folder
where you want to save the file. If you do not see the folder you want,
browse through the folders listed below the Save in list.
3
4
Type a new file name in the File name box.
Click/Tap Save.
Help and
Support
For more information about saving documents, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword saving in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Opening a document
To view, revise, or print an existing document, first you need to open it. Open
the document in the program that it was created in.
To open a document:
1
2
3
Start the program.
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Open.
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Look in list, then click/tap the folder
you want to open. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through
the folders listed below the Look in list.
Look in
list
4
Double-click/Double-tap the document file name. The document opens.
Help and
Support
For more information about opening documents, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword opening files in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Printing a document
To print a document, you must have a printer connected to your convertible
tablet PC or have access to a network printer. For more information about
installing or using your printer, see the printer documentation.
To print a document:
1
2
3
4
Make sure that the printer is turned on and loaded with paper.
Start the program and open the document.
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Print. The Print dialog box opens.
Set the print options, then click/tap OK. The document prints.
Help and
Support
For more information about printing documents, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword printing in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Keyboard shortcuts
The following table shows a few shortcuts that you can use in Windows and
almost all programs that run in Windows. For more information about
shortcuts, see your Windows or program documentation.
To...
Do this...
Copy a file, folder, text, or graphic
Click the item, then press CTRL + C.
Cut a file, folder, text, or graphic
Click the item, then press CTRL + X.
Paste a file, folder, text, or graphic
Click inside the folder or window where you want to paste
the object, then press CTRL + V.
Select multiple items in a list or window
Click the first item, press and hold down the CTRL key,
then click each of the remaining items.
Select multiple adjacent items in a list
or window
Click the first item in the list, press and hold down the
SHIFT key, then click the last item in the list.
Permanently delete a file or folder
Click the file or folder, then press SHIFT + DELETE. The
file or folder is permanently deleted. The file or folder is
not stored in the Recycle Bin.
Rename a file or folder
Click the file or folder, press F2, type the new name, then
press ENTER.
Close the active window or program
Press ALT + F4.
Switch to a different file, folder, or
running program
Press ALT + TAB.
Help and
Support
For more information about Windows keyboard shortcuts,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword Windows keyboard shortcuts in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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Using the
Internet
5
This chapter provides information about the Internet and
the World Wide Web. Read this chapter to learn how to:
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Set up and access an Internet account using
America Online®
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Connect to a Web site using a browser
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Download files from the Internet
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Send and receive e-mail using America Online
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Learning about the Internet
The Internet is a worldwide network of computers linked together to provide
information to people everywhere. The two most popular services on the
Internet are e-mail and the World Wide Web. You can access this network by
connecting your convertible tablet PC to a telephone, DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line), or cable line and signing up with an Internet service provider (ISP).
Cable and DSL modems, a connection known as broadband, use your TV cable
or special telephone lines to connect to your ISP and access the Internet. Cable
and DSL modems connect to your convertible tablet PC through an Ethernet
jack and provide a faster connection speed than a standard telephone modem.
Important
For the location of your modem and Ethernet jacks, see
“Right Side” on page 5, “Back” on page 6, and “Back” on
page 274.
Internet Servers
store information so other
computers can access it
from the Internet.
Your computer
connects to the
Internet through
an ISP.
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ISP Servers
let you connect to
the Internet and
access your e-mail
messages.
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Setting up an Internet account
If you want to access the Internet you need:
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A modem – a device that connects your convertible tablet PC to other
computers or servers using a telephone, DSL, or cable line.
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An Internet service provider – a company that provides access to the
Internet through an ISP server. When you connect to an ISP, the ISP server
lets you access the Internet and your e-mail messages.
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A Web browser – a program that displays information from the World
Wide Web.
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An e-mail program – a program that lets you create, send, and receive
e-mail messages over the Internet.
Setting up an Internet account
Before you can view the information on the World Wide Web, you need to
set up an Internet account with an Internet service provider (ISP). If you have
chosen America Online as an ISP, follow these instructions to set up and
connect to your account. To set up a different ISP service or to transfer an
existing account to this convertible tablet PC, contact the ISP directly.
If you set up an account with America Online, an Internet e-mail address is
created for you. After completing the setup, you are ready to access the Internet.
To set up an Internet account with America Online:
1
2
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap America Online.
Follow the on-screen instructions. After setting up your account, you can
connect to the Internet and access your e-mail services.
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Accessing your Internet account
To connect to your America Online Internet account:
1
2
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap America Online.
Complete the member name and password information, then click/tap
Connect. Your convertible tablet PC dials the Internet account telephone
number. After connecting, the Welcome window opens.
If you are using a service other than America Online, check with your ISP for
the correct procedure for connecting.
To disconnect from your America Online Internet account:
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Click/Tap X in the top-right corner of the America Online window. Your
convertible tablet PC disconnects from the Internet.
Important
Make sure that your convertible tablet PC disconnects
correctly from your Internet account. If you do not have an
“unlimited hours” ISP account, you may have to pay for the
time that you are connected, even if you are not at your
convertible tablet PC.
If you are using a service other than America Online, check with your ISP for
the correct procedure for disconnecting.
Help and
Support
For general information about using Internet accounts,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword ISP in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Using the World Wide Web
The World Wide Web is a multimedia window to the Internet that gives you
access to millions of information sources.
Information on the Web comes to you on Web pages, which are electronic
documents that you view using a Web page display program called a browser.
You can use any of the commercially available Web browsers, like Microsoft
Internet Explorer (which comes installed on your new convertible tablet PC),
Netscape Navigator, or the browser built into America Online.
Web pages can contain text, animations, music, and other multimedia features.
A group of related Web pages is called a Web site. You can access Web sites to
shop, track investments, read the news, download programs, and much more.
You can explore a Web site or visit other Web sites by clicking/tapping areas
on a Web page called links or hyperlinks. A link may be colored or underlined
text, a picture, or an animated image. You can identify a link by moving the
mouse pointer over it. If the pointer changes to a hand, the item is a link.
To learn more about using the Web browser, click/tap Help in the menu bar.
Link
Web
page
Linked Web
page
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Connecting to a Web site
After you set up an account with an Internet service provider (ISP) such as
America Online, you can access the many information sources on the World
Wide Web.
To connect to a Web site:
1
Connect to your Internet account. After your convertible tablet PC
connects, a default opening page or welcome screen opens.
2
To go to a different Web site, type the address (called a URL for “Universal
Resource Locator”) in the browser address bar (for example
www.gateway.com), then click/tap GO on the browser address bar.
- OR On the current Web page, click/tap a link to a Web site.
The Web browser locates the server computer on the Internet, downloads
(transfers) data to your convertible tablet PC, and displays the page on the
site that you requested.
Help and
Support
For more information about connecting to a Web site,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword connecting to Web site in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Sometimes Web pages display slowly. The speed that a Web page displays on
your screen depends on the complexity of the Web page and other Internet
conditions. Additionally, the speed of your connection will determine how fast
Web pages display.
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Downloading files
Downloading is the process of transferring files from a computer on the Internet
to your convertible tablet PC.
To protect your convertible tablet PC against viruses, make sure that you scan
the files you download. For more information, see “Protecting your convertible
tablet PC from viruses” on page 226.
To download files or programs from a Web site:
1
2
Connect to your Internet account.
In the address bar, type the address of the Web site that contains the file
or program you want to download, then click/tap GO on the browser
address bar.
- OR Click/Tap a link on a Web page to navigate to the Web site containing the
file that you want to download.
3
Create or locate the folder where you want to store the file on your
convertible tablet PC. For more information, see “Working with
documents” on page 74.
4
5
Click/Tap the link on the Web page for the file that you want to download.
6
7
Open the folder that you created.
Follow the on-screen instructions for saving the file in the folder that you
want. A copy of the file is downloaded to your convertible tablet PC. The
time that it takes to transfer the file to your convertible tablet PC depends
on file size and Internet conditions.
Install or view the downloaded file by double-clicking/double-tapping it.
If applicable, follow the instructions provided on the Web site to run or
install the program.
Help and
Support
For more information about downloading files, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword downloading files in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Using e-mail
E-mail (electronic mail) lets you send messages to anyone who has an Internet
connection and e-mail address. E-mail is usually a free service of your Internet
account.
The Internet never closes, so you can send e-mail messages at any time. Your
e-mail messages arrive at most e-mail addresses in minutes.
An e-mail address consists of a user name, the @ symbol, and the Internet domain
name of the Internet service provider (ISP) or company that “hosts” that user.
Your e-mail address is assigned when you sign up for an account with an ISP.
For example, a person with an account with America Online might have an
e-mail address that is similar to this one:
jdoe@aol.com
User name
Internet domain name
Sending e-mail
To send e-mail using America Online:
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1
2
3
Connect to your America Online account.
4
5
6
Type the subject of your e-mail in the Subject box.
Click/Tap Write.
Type the e-mail address of the recipient you want to send e-mail to in the
Send To box.
Type the e-mail message.
When finished, click/tap Send Now. Your e-mail is sent over the Internet
to the e-mail address you specified.
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Checking your e-mail
To check your e-mail using America Online:
1
2
3
Connect to your America Online account.
Click/Tap Read.
Double-click/Double-tap the message you want to read.
For more information about managing and organizing your e-mail messages,
see the online help in your e-mail program.
Help and
Support
For general information about using e-mail, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword e-mail in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Sending and
Receiving Faxes
6
Microsoft Fax lets you send and receive faxes using the
modem. Read this chapter to learn how to:
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Install and configure Fax
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Create and send a new fax
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Set up a fax cover page template
■
Fax a document you scanned or created in another
program
■
Receive, view, and print a fax
Help and
Support
For more information about sending and
receiving faxes, click/tap Start, then
click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword Fax in the Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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Installing and configuring Fax
Important
Your modem cable must be installed before you can send
and receive faxes. You cannot use your standard
telephone modem to connect to the Internet while sending
and receiving faxes.
Installing Fax
Microsoft Fax lets you send and receive faxes using your modem. When
Windows XP was originally installed on your convertible tablet PC, Fax was not
installed. You need to install Fax from your Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC
DVD.
To install Fax:
1
Insert the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD in your DVD or
DVD/CD-RW drive.
2
If the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP dialog box opens, click/tap Install
optional Windows components. The Windows Components Wizard opens.
-ORIf the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP dialog box does not open, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens.
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap Add and Remove Programs. The Add or
Remove Programs dialog box opens. Click/Tap Add/Remove Windows
Components. The Windows Components Wizard opens.
3
4
5
Click/Tap Fax Services, then click/tap Next.
Click/Tap Finish to exit the Windows Components Wizard.
Click/Tap Exit to close the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP dialog box.
-ORClick/Tap Close to close the Add or Remove Programs dialog box.
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Configuring Fax
Before you send your first fax, you need to set up your user information. Your
fax cover sheets and fax headers contain this information, some of which is
required by law. The Fax Configuration Wizard opens the first time you try to
send a fax.
Important
The first time you run the Fax Configuration Wizard, you
may need to provide information in the Location
Information and the Phone and Modem Options dialog
boxes.
To configure Microsoft Fax:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then
click/tap Fax Console. The Fax Configuration Wizard opens.
2
On the Welcome to Fax Configuration Wizard screen, click/tap Next. The
Sender Information screen opens.
3
Type the information about yourself that you want to appear on your fax
cover page, then click/tap Next. The Select Device for Sending or Receiving
Faxes screen opens.
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Click/Tap the arrow to open the Please select the fax device list, then
click/tap the modem you are using to send and receive faxes.
5
If you want the modem to automatically answer the telephone in order
to receive faxes, click/tap the Enable Receive check box.
6
Click/Tap Next. The Transmitting Subscriber Identification (TSID) screen
opens.
7
Type the transmitting fax identifier information. This identifier
information is required by law. You can type up to 20 characters in the
text box. We suggest using eight characters for your identifier name,
followed by 12 characters for your telephone number.
Important
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9
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Some fax machines cannot use special characters such
as hyphens. We suggest using spaces instead of hyphens
in telephone and fax numbers.
Click/Tap Next.
If you set up your convertible tablet PC to receive faxes, type the receiving
fax identifier information, then click/tap Next. This identifier information
is required by law and can be the same identifier that you typed in Step 7.
The Routing Options screen opens.
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If you set up your convertible tablet PC to receive faxes, select a folder you
want to store received faxes in and a printer you want to print received
faxes on, then click/tap Next. The Configuration Summary screen opens.
11
Click/Tap Finish.
Sending a simple fax
You can use the Send Fax Wizard to send a simple one-page fax to one or more
recipients.
To send a simple fax:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then
click/tap Send a Fax. The Send Fax Wizard opens.
2
On the Welcome to Fax Configuration Wizard screen, click/tap Next. The
Recipient Information screen opens.
3
4
Type the name and fax number of the recipient of your fax.
If you need to use the area code for your recipient, click/tap Use dialing
rules to type the full ten-digit fax number.
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5
If you want to send your fax to more than one recipient, click/tap Add and
type the name and fax number of the next recipient.
6
When you have added all your recipients, click/tap Next. The Preparing the
Cover Page screen opens.
7
Click/Tap the arrow to open the Cover page template, then click/tap the
cover page template you want to use.
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9
Type the subject text in the Subject line area.
Type the message text in the Note area, then click/tap Next. The Schedule
screen opens.
10
Select when you want to send the fax and a priority for the fax, then
click/tap Next. The Completing the Send Fax Wizard screen opens.
11
Click/Tap Finish.
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Setting up your cover page
template
You can create your own cover page template that you can use in place of the
cover page templates that Microsoft Fax provides for you. To create a cover page
template, you use the Fax Cover Page Editor. On this template, you insert
information fields that automatically import values you enter in both the Send
Fax Wizard and the Fax Configuration Wizard when you send your fax.
To set up your fax cover page template:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then
click/tap Fax Cover Page Editor. The Cover Page-Fax Cover Page Editor
opens. If the Cover Page Editor Tips dialog box opens, click/tap OK.
2
If you want to include fields that are imported from either the Send Fax
Wizard or the Fax Configuration Wizard (such as To or From), add them
to the page by using the Insert menu, then move them to the appropriate
place on your template. You can also use the Insert menu to include
information that is automatically calculated (such as number of pages or
date and time sent).
3
If you want to include text that always appears on your cover page (such
as a letterhead or address), draw a box using the text box tool, type your
text inside of it, then move the box to the appropriate place on your
template.
4
If you want to include a logo that appears on your cover page, copy it to
the Windows clipboard, then paste it into the Cover Page Editor and move
it to the appropriate place on your template.
5
To save your cover page template, click/tap File, then click/tap Save As.
The Save As dialog box opens with your personal cover pages folder already
in the Save in list.
6
7
Type the new cover page template name.
Click/Tap Save.
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Faxing from programs
To fax a document directly from most programs:
1
2
3
Open your document in the program it was created in.
4
5
Click/Tap Print or OK. The Send Fax Wizard opens.
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Print. The Print dialog box opens.
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Name list, then click/tap the Fax
printer.
Complete the wizard by following the instructions in “Sending a simple
fax” on page 93.
Faxing a scanned document
To fax a document that you have scanned:
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1
2
Scan the document using the program for your scanner.
3
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Name list, then click/tap the Fax
printer.
4
5
Click/Tap Print or OK. The Send Fax Wizard opens.
With the scanned file open, click/tap File, then click/tap Print. The Print
dialog box opens.
Complete the wizard by following the instructions in “Sending a simple
fax” on page 93.
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Receiving and viewing a fax
To receive and view a fax:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then
click/tap Fax Console. The Fax Console opens. When the Fax Console is
open, it detects incoming faxes and stores them in the Inbox.
2
To view a fax, click/tap Inbox, then double-click/double-tap the fax you
want to view. The fax viewer opens, where you can view and print the fax.
Canceling a fax
You can cancel a fax that you have set up to send at a time in the future.
To cancel a fax that has not been sent:
1
If Fax is not open, click/tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications,
Fax, then click/tap Fax Console. The Fax Console opens.
2
3
4
Click/Tap Outbox, then right-click/button-tap the fax you want to cancel.
Click/Tap Delete to cancel the fax.
Click/Tap Yes.
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Automatically retry sending a fax
You can set up Fax so it continues to try sending your fax if the receiving fax
machine is busy.
Important
Fax is automatically set up to retry three times at ten
minute intervals.
To automatically retry sending a fax:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens.
2
If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Printers and Other
Hardware. Click/Tap View installed printers or fax printers. The Printers and
Faxes window opens.
-ORIf your Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click/double-tap the
Printers and Faxes icon. The Printers and Faxes window opens.
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3
Right-click/Button-tap Fax, then click/tap Properties. The Fax Properties
dialog box opens.
4
Click/Tap the Devices tab, then click/tap Properties. The Modem dialog box
opens.
5
6
Specify the number of retries and the amount of time between retries.
Click/Tap OK.
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Automatically cancelling a fax
If your convertible tablet PC tried to send a fax and failed to connect to a fax
machine, you can automatically cancel a failed fax.
To automatically cancel a failed fax:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens.
2
If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Printers and Other
Hardware. Click/Tap View installed printers or fax printers. The Printers and
Faxes window opens.
-ORIf your Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click/double-tap the
Printers and Faxes icon. The Printers and Faxes window opens.
3
Right-click/Button-tap Fax, then click/tap Properties. The Fax Properties
dialog box opens.
4
Click/Tap the Devices tab, then click/tap Properties. The Modem dialog box
opens.
5
6
Click/Tap the Cleanup tab.
7
Click/Tap OK.
Click/Tap to select the Automatically delete failed faxes after check box and
specify the number of days.
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Using Multimedia
7
This chapter provides information on using the multimedia
capabilities of your convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter
to learn how to:
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Adjust the volume
■
Record and play audio files
■
Use Windows Media Player
■
Use a DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive
■
Play CDs and DVDs
■
Use MusicMatch
■
Create CDs
■
Use the memory card reader and optional diskette
drive
■
Attach a digital camera or digital video camera to your
convertible tablet PC
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View the display on a monitor, projector, or television
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Adjusting the volume
You can use the volume controls to adjust the overall volume and the volume
of specific sound devices in your convertible tablet PC.
To adjust the overall volume level using hardware controls:
■
If you are using external speakers, turn the knob on the front of the
speakers.
-ORUse the mute and volume control buttons on the keyboard. For more
information, see “System key combinations” on page 30.
To adjust the overall volume level from Windows:
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1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Sounds, Speech,
and Audio Devices.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Adjust the system volume or Sounds
and Audio Devices. The Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box opens.
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3
Click/Tap the Volume tab.
4
Drag the Device Volume slider to change the volume or click/tap to select
the Mute check box, then click/tap OK.
Help and
Support
For more information about adjusting the volume, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword adjusting volume in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
To adjust specific volume levels:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Sounds, Speech,
and Audio Devices.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Adjust the system volume or Sounds
and Audio Devices. The Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box opens.
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Click/Tap the Volume tab.
4
Click/Tap Advanced in the Device volume area.
If the device you want to adjust does not appear in the window, click/tap
Options, Properties, the check box next to the audio device you want to
adjust, then click/tap OK.
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Drag the volume level and balance sliders for the device you want to adjust.
For more information about the controls, click/tap Help in the window.
6
Click/Tap X in the top-right corner of the window to close it.
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Recording and playing audio
Use the following instructions to make an audio recording by speaking into
the built-in microphone or an optional external microphone.
To make an audio recording:
1
Plug a microphone into the Microphone jack on your convertible tablet PC
or port replicator. For the location of the Microphone jack, see “Left Side”
on page 3 and “Back” on page 274.
-ORUse the built-in microphone located on the LCD panel.
2
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, then click/tap
Sound Recorder. The Sound Recorder opens.
Rewind
Fast Forward
3
4
5
6
Click/Tap
Record
Play
Stop
(record), then speak into the microphone.
When you finish recording, click/tap
(stop).
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Save As. The Save As dialog box opens.
Name the recording, specify the location where you want to save the
recording, then click/tap Save. The recording is saved.
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To play an audio recording in Sound Recorder:
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2
3
4
Open the Sound Recorder.
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Open. The Open dialog box opens.
Click/Tap the file you want to play, then click/tap Open.
Play the file by clicking/tapping
clicking/tapping (stop).
Help and
Support
(play), then stop playing the file by
For more information about making or playing an audio
recording, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword recording audio or playing audio in
the Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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Playing audio and video files with
the Windows Media Player
The Windows Media Player can play several types of audio and video files,
including WAV, MIDI, MP3, AU, AVI, and MPEG formats. For more information
about using the Windows Media Player, click/tap Help.
To play a file using the Windows Media Player:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap Windows Media Player. The
Windows Media Player opens.
Video file
information
Video
screen
Play
Stop
2
Click/Tap File, then click/tap Open. The Open dialog box opens.
Important
If the menu bar does not appear, click/tap the show menu
bar
button.
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4
Click/Tap the file you want to play, then click/tap Open.
Play the file by clicking/tapping
clicking/tapping (stop).
Help and
Support
(play), then stop playing the file by
For more information about playing audio and video using
the Windows Media Player, click/tap Start, then click/tap
Help and Support.
Type the keyword Media Player in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Using S/PDIF digital audio
To listen to your convertible tablet PC on a stereo system using the S/PDIF
digital audio jack, you must activate S/PDIF.
Important
To use the S/PDIF function on your convertible tablet PC,
you must use the Gateway M275 port replicator. For more
information, see “Using the Gateway M275 Port
Replicator” on page 271.
To activate S/PDIF digital audio:
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Plug one end of the Toslink cable into the S/PDIF digital audio jack on
the back of your port replicator.
2
Plug the other end of the Toslink cable into your stereo receiver.
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3
Open the Master Volume window. For more information, see “Adjusting the
volume” on page 102.
4
Click/Tap Advanced in the Master Volume area. If the Advanced button does
not appear in the Master Volume area, click/tap Options, then Advanced
Controls.
5
Click/Tap Enable SPDIF.
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Changing modules
Your convertible tablet PC’s modular bay supports different bay modules, such
as a DVD or combination DVD/CD-RW drive.
Modular bay
lock screw
Modular
bay latch
To change bay modules:
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2
If you are removing a drive, make sure that the drive is empty.
3
4
Close the LCD panel.
5
Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.
Turn off your convertible tablet PC (do not place it in Standby or Hibernate
mode).
Disconnect your convertible tablet PC from the optional port replicator
(see “Disconnecting from the port replicator” on page 277).
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6
Remove the module bay lock screw.
Screw
7
Slide and hold the module bay latch. The module may move out slightly.
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9
Slide the module out.
10
Firmly push the new module straight into the bay until the latch clicks
into place.
Replace the module bay lock screw.
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Using the DVD or DVD/CD-RW
drive
You can use your convertible tablet PC to enjoy a wide variety of multimedia
features.
Identifying drive types
Your Gateway convertible tablet PC may contain one of the following drive
types. Look on the front of the drive for one of the following logos:
If your drive has this
logo...
This is your drive
type...
Use your drive for...
DVD drive
installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing
DVDs, and accessing data.
You cannot use this drive to create CDs or
DVDs.
Combination
DVD/CD-RW drive
installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing
DVDs, accessing data, and recording music
and data to CD-R or CD-RW discs.
You cannot use this drive to create DVDs.
For more information, see “Creating CDs using
Nero Express” on page 125.
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Inserting a CD or DVD
Eject button
Manual eject hole
Activity indicator
Important
Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may
not be able to play these CDs on your convertible
tablet PC.
To insert a CD or DVD:
1
Press the eject button on the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive. After the disc
tray opens slightly, pull the tray completely open.
2
Place the disc in the tray with the label facing up, then press down carefully
on the disc until it snaps into place
Important
When you place a single-sided disc in the tray, make sure
that the label side is facing up. If the disc has two playable
sides, place the disc so the name of the side you want to
play is facing up.
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Push the tray in until it is closed.
Listening to CDs
You can use the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive on your convertible tablet PC to
listen to music CDs.
Important
Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may
not be able to play these CDs on your convertible
tablet PC.
Listening to CDs
Use the Windows Media Player to listen to CDs. For more information about
using the Windows Media Player, click/tap Help. You can also use
MUSICMATCH to listen to CDs. For more information, see “Using
MUSICMATCH” on page 116.
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To play a CD:
1
Insert a CD into the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive.
Important
2
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
If a dialog box opens with a list of CD players, click/tap
Windows Media Player. The Windows Media Player opens.
- OR If a dialog box does not open with a list of CD players, click/tap Start, All
Programs, then click/tap Windows Media Player. The Windows Media Player
opens.
3
When the media player opens, click/tap
(play).
Play
Stop
Volume
Previous
Mute
Next
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If you do not hear sound or you want to change the volume, see “Adjusting
the volume” on page 102.
Help and
Support
For more information about playing CDs, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword playing CDs in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Using MUSICMATCH
Using MUSICMATCH®, you can:
■
Play music CDs
■
Create MP3 music files from your music CDs
■
Edit music track information
■
Use your music files to build a music library
■
Listen to Internet Radio
For more information on using MusicMatch, see its online help.
Playing CDs
You can use the MUSICMATCH program to play music CDs.
Important
Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may
not be able to play these CDs on your convertible
tablet PC.
To play a music CD:
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To have MUSICMATCH automatically list the album, artist, and track
names of your CD, connect to the Internet before inserting your CD.
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Insert the music CD into the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive on your
convertible tablet PC.
Important
3
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
If an Audio CD dialog box opens, click/tap Play Audio CD using MUSICMATCH
Jukebox, then click/tap OK. The musicmatch window opens, the CD begins
playing, and the names of the music tracks appear in the playlist area.
- OR If a dialog box does not open, click/tap Start, All Programs, MUSICMATCH,
then click/tap MUSICMATCH Jukebox. The musicmatch window opens, the
CD begins playing, and the names of the music tracks appear in the playlist
area.
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Creating MP3 music files
Using MUSICMATCH, you can copy the tracks from a music CD to your
convertible tablet PC’s hard drive as MP3 files. MP3 (MPEG Layer 3) is a standard
for digitally compressing high-fidelity music into compact files without
noticeably sacrificing quality. MP3 files end in the file extension .MP3.
Important
Some music CDs have copy protection software. You
cannot copy tracks from these CDs.
To create MP3 files:
1
To have MUSICMATCH automatically list the album, artist, and track
names of your CD, then use that information for naming and storing your
MP3 files, connect to the Internet before inserting your CD.
2
Insert a music CD into your DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive.
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If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
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If an Audio CD dialog box opens, click/tap Play Audio CD using MUSICMATCH
Jukebox, then click/tap OK. The musicmatch window opens.
- OR If a dialog box does not open, click/tap Start, All Programs, MUSICMATCH,
then click/tap MUSICMATCH Jukebox. The musicmatch window opens.
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5
If the CD is playing, click/tap Stop.
6
Click/Tap to clear the check box for any track you do not want to record.
In the MUSIC CENTER area, under COPY, click/tap CD -> Files. The
MUSICMATCH recorder opens.
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Click/Tap Start.
When a message appears that tells you the CD drive needs to be configured,
click/tap OK. After the drive is configured, MUSICMATCH records the
tracks to your hard drive as MP3 files. A progress bar appears next to each
track as it is recorded.
Editing track information
After you add a CD track as an MP3 file to your music library, you can edit
the track’s information.
To edit track information:
1
2
3
4
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Open MUSICMATCH.
If a CD is playing, click/tap the stop button.
In the MUSIC CENTER area, click/tap the track you want to edit.
Click/Tap Options, Music Library, then click/tap Edit Track Tag(s). The Edit
Track Tag(s) dialog box opens.
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6
Enter information such as track title, lead artist, album, and genre.
Click/Tap OK. The new track information appears in the MUSICMATCH
playlist, music library, and recorder window.
Building a music library
Use MUSICMATCH to build a music library. You can organize your music tracks
by categories, find a track quickly by using the sort features, and add
information to a music file.
You can add music tracks to your music library by:
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Creating MP3 files – When you create MP3 files from the tracks on your
music CD, MUSICMATCH automatically adds these files to your music
library.
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Dragging and Dropping – Drag and drop files from Windows Explorer
or your desktop to the music library.
■
Downloading files from the Internet – When you are connected to the
Internet, MP3 files that you download are automatically added to your
music library.
Caution
During the download process, MP3 files may become
corrupt. If you are having trouble listening to, or working
with, a downloaded file, try downloading the file again.
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Changing the music library display settings
To change the music library display settings:
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In MUSICMATCH, click/tap Options, then click/tap Settings. The Settings
window opens.
2
Click/Tap the Music Library tab.
3
Click/Tap an arrow button to open a column list, then click/tap the
category that you want to display in the column.
4
When you have finished selecting categories, click/tap OK.
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Listening to Internet radio
To listen to an Internet radio station:
1
2
3
Connect to the Internet, then open MUSICMATCH.
In the MUSIC CENTER area, under PLAY, click/tap Online Music.
To select one of the MUSICMATCH Internet radio stations, click/tap
Featured Radio Stations or Radio Stations, the radio station, then click/tap
the arrow in the play this station box. MusicMatch connects to the station
and plays the audio. If you do not see Featured Radio Stations or Radio
Stations, drag the scroll bar on the left.
- OR To play another Internet radio station, click/tap Broadcast Radio, the
appropriate category in the Broadcast Stations list, the radio station, then
click/tap the arrow in the play this station box. MusicMatch connects to
the station and plays the audio. If you do not see Broadcast Radio, drag
the scroll bar on the left.
Using advanced features
You can also use MusicMatch to create your own music CDs and to download
MP3 files to your portable MP3 player. For more information, see the
MusicMatch online help.
Tips & Tricks
See Do More With Gateway for more information about
using your convertible tablet PC to play digital music and
download music from the Internet. Click Start, then click
Do More With Gateway. If you are in the Business
Solutions view, click Consumer Solutions. Click Digital
Music.
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Playing a DVD
A Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) is similar to a standard CD but has greater data
capacity. Because of this increased capacity, full-length movies, several albums
of music, or several gigabytes of data can fit on a single disc. You can play DVDs
with the InterVideo DVD Player program or Windows Media Player. For more
information about playing DVDs, click/tap Help in the DVD player program.
To play a DVD:
1
Make sure that the speakers are turned on or headphones are plugged in
and that the volume is turned up.
2
3
Turn off your screen saver and standby timers.
To play a DVD using InterVideo DVD, click/tap Start, All Programs, DVD,
then click/tap DVD Player. The InterVideo DVD Player video screen and
control panel open.
-ORTo play a DVD using Windows Media Player, click/tap Start, All Programs,
then click/tap Windows Media Player. The Windows Media Player opens.
Important
4
Insert a DVD into the DVD drive, then click/tap (play). The DVD plays.
Use the volume controls in the DVD player to adjust the volume. For more
information on using the DVD player, see its online help.
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If the InterVideo DVD player is not on your Start menu, and
if Windows Media Player cannot play a DVD, you will need
to install the InterVideo DVD program. To install the
InterVideo DVD program, insert the InterVideo DVD
Software disc into your DVD drive and follow the on-screen
instructions.
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
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Help and
Support
For more information about playing DVDs, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword playing DVDs in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Creating CDs using Nero Express
You can use Nero Express to copy tracks from a music CD to your hard drive,
copy or create data CDs, create music CDs, and more.
Important
We recommend that you do not use your convertible
tablet PC for other tasks while creating CDs.
Important
If you record copyrighted material on a CD, you need
permission from the copyright owner. Otherwise, you may
be violating copyright law and be subject to payment of
damages and other remedies. If you are uncertain about
your rights, contact your legal advisor.
Important
Some CDs have copy protection software. You cannot
create MP3 files from these CDs and you may not be able
to listen to these CDs on your convertible tablet PC.
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Creating a data CD
To create a data CD:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then
click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.
2
Insert a blank, writable CD into your recordable drive.
Important
3
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If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
If a dialog box opens, click/tap Take no action, then click/tap OK.
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Move your pointer over Data, then click/tap Data Disc. The Disc Content
screen opens.
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Click/Tap Add. The Select Files and Folders dialog box opens.
6
Browse to the folder that contains the files you want to add. You can
click/tap the arrow to open the Location list, then click/tap a drive or folder,
or you can click/tap folders in the Name list. Press and hold the CTRL key
to select multiple files.
7
8
Click/Tap Add. You can continue to select files and click/tap Add.
After you select all your files, click/tap Finished.
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Click/Tap Next. The Final Burn Settings screen opens.
10
Click/Tap the arrow to open the Current recorder list, then click/tap your
recordable drive.
11
Click/Tap Burn. The Burning Process screen opens and Nero Express burns
the files to the CD.
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13
14
When a message tells you that the recording is complete, click/tap OK.
Click/Tap Next to return the main Nero Express screen.
Click/Tap Exit.
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Copying a CD
To copy a music CD or data CD:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then
click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.
2
Click/Tap Copy entire disc. The Select source and destination screen opens.
3
Insert the music CD or data CD you want to copy into your recordable
drive.
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If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
Click/Tap the arrow to open the Source drive list, then click/tap the drive
that contains your source disc.
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Click/Tap the arrow to open the Destination drive list, then click/tap your
recordable drive.
6
Click/Tap Burn. The Nero’s Title and CD Database dialog box opens.
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Wait until the dialog box closes.
- OR Click/Tap Cancel.
The Burning Process screen opens. Nero Express copies the tracks or files to
your hard drive.
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9
10
11
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A message prompts you to insert a CD. Remove the source CD, insert a
blank, writable CD, then wait for the message box to close. Nero Express
copies the files from your hard drive to the writable CD.
When a message tells you that the recording is complete, click/tap OK.
Click/Tap Next to return to the main Nero Express screen.
Click/Tap Exit.
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Copying music tracks
To copy music CD tracks to your hard drive:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then
click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.
2
Insert the music CD that has the tracks you want to copy into your DVD
or DVD/CD-RW drive.
Important
3
4
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
If an Audio CD dialog box opens, click/tap Take no action, then click/tap OK.
Click/Tap More. The Nero Toolbar opens.
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Click/Tap the Save Tracks icon. The Nero’s Title and CD Database dialog box
opens.
6
Wait until the dialog box closes.
- OR Click/Tap Cancel.
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If a message box opens, click/tap OK. The Save Tracks dialog box opens.
8
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Output file format list, then click/tap
the format you want for the saved tracks.
9
To record all the tracks, click/tap GO. The recording process begins.
- OR To record selected tracks, hold down the CTRL key, click/tap the tracks you
want, then click/tap GO. The recording process begins.
10
After the recording is complete, click/tap Close.
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Creating a music CD
To create a music CD:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then
click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.
2
Insert a blank, writable CD into your recordable drive.
Important
3
4
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
If a dialog box opens, click/tap Take no action, then click/tap OK.
Move your pointer over Music, then click/tap one of the following options:
■
Audio CD to create a music CD that will play on all CD players. Nero
Express converts MP3 and WMA files to Audio CD format.
■
Audio and Data CD to create a CD that contains tracks and data files.
You can play the music files in a CD player and you can view all files
on your convertible tablet PC.
■
MP3 Disc to create a CD using MP3 files. You can play the CD on your
convertible tablet PC or a player that supports MP3 files.
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WMA disc to create a CD using WMA files. You can play the CD on
your convertible tablet PC or a player that supports WMA files.
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The screen you use to add files opens.
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Click/Tap Add. The Select Files and Folders dialog box opens.
6
Browse to the folder that contains the files you want to add. You can
click/tap the arrow to open the Location list, then click/tap a drive or folder,
or you can click/tap folders in the Name list. Press and hold the CTRL key
to select multiple files.
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8
Click/Tap Add. You can continue to select files and click/tap Add.
After you select all your files, click/tap Finished.
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Click/Tap Next. The Final Burn Settings screen opens.
10
Click/Tap the arrow to open the Current recorder list, then click/tap your
recordable drive.
11
Click/Tap Burn. The Burning Process screen opens and Nero Express burns
the files to the CD.
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13
14
When a message tells you that the recording is complete, click/tap OK.
Click/Tap Next to return the main Nero Express screen.
Click/Tap Exit.
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Advanced features
In addition to Nero Express, you can use:
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Nero BackItUp to create a backup of files on your hard drive, then use
BackItUp to restore the files you backed up in case of a hard drive failure,
virus, or other problem.
■
Nero CD-DVD Speed to test your DVD and DVD/CD-RW drives for transfer
rates, load and eject times, seek and access times, and more.
■
Nero Cover Designer to create labels for your CDs and DVDs, covers for
your CD and DVD cases, booklets to include with your CDs and DVDs,
and more.
■
Nero DriveSpeed to control DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive read speed and
spin down time.
■
Nero InfoTool to find out about your drive capabilities and your
convertible tablet PC configuration.
To use these programs, click/tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero
Programs, then click/tap the program you want.
For more information, see the online help in the programs and the online user’s
guides. To access the user’s guides, click/tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or
Data DVD, User’s Guides, then click/tap the guide you want.
Using the optional diskette drive
A diskette drive uses 3.5-inch diskettes (sometimes called floppy disks). Diskettes
are useful for storing files or transferring files to another computer.
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Do not expose diskettes to water or magnetic fields.
Exposure could damage the data on the diskette.
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Tips & Tricks
If you need to use a diskette drive, Gateway recommends
purchasing a USB diskette drive. To order a USB diskette
drive, visit the Accessory Store at
accessories.gateway.com.
Diskette activity indicator
Diskette eject button
To use a diskette:
1
Plug the diskette drive into a USB port on your convertible tablet PC or
port replicator. For the location of your USB ports, see “Back” on page 6,
“Left side” on page 273, and “Back” on page 274.
2
3
Insert the diskette into the diskette drive with the label facing up.
4
To remove the diskette, make sure that the diskette activity indicator is
off, then press the diskette eject button.
To access a file on the diskette, click/tap Start, then click/tap My Computer.
Double-click/Double-tap the drive letter (for example, the A: drive), then
double-click/double-tap the file name.
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Using the memory card reader
You can use memory cards to transfer pictures from a digital camera to your
convertible tablet PC. You can also use the memory card reader to transfer data
between your convertible tablet PC and a device that uses memory cards, such
as a PDA, MP3 player, or cellular telephone.
Memory card types
The memory card reader supports the following card types:
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Memory Stick®
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MultiMediaCard™
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Secure Digital™
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SmartMedia™ (3.3V only)
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Using a memory card
To insert a memory card:
1
Insert the memory card into the memory card slot with the label facing
up and the arrow on the label pointing towards your convertible tablet PC.
Important
2
Insert the SmartMedia card with the label facing down.
Your convertible tablet PC only accepts 3.3V SmartMedia
cards.
To access a file on the memory card, click/tap Start, then click/tap My
Computer. Double-click/Double-tap the drive letter (for example, the E:
drive), then double-click/double-tap the file name.
To remove a memory card:
■
Make sure that the memory card reader status indicator (see “LED status
indicators” on page 25) is off, then pull the memory card out of your
convertible tablet PC.
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Important
Do not use the remove hardware
to remove the memory card.
icon in the taskbar
Connecting a digital camera
You can connect most digital cameras to your convertible tablet PC’s USB port
to transfer pictures.
To connect a digital camera:
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Connect one end of the USB cable to your digital camera, and connect
the other end of the cable to the USB port on the right side of your
convertible tablet PC.
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2
Use the program that came with your digital camera to transfer the pictures
to your convertible tablet PC.
-ORUse the Scanner and Camera Wizard to transfer the pictures to your
convertible tablet PC.
-ORIf your digital camera appears as a drive on your convertible tablet PC in
the My Computer window, see “Working with files and folders” on page 64
for information about moving files to your hard drive.
Help and
Support
For more information about using the Scanner and
Camera Wizard, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword digital picture in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Tips & Tricks
See Do More With Gateway for more information about
using your convertible tablet PC to edit, store, and print
digital photos. Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Do More
With Gateway. If you are in the Business Solutions view,
click/tap Consumer Solutions. Click/Tap Digital Photos.
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Connecting a digital video camera
Your convertible tablet PC has an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire or i.Link)
port that can be used to connect to a digital video camera. To find the location
of the IEEE 1394 port, see “Left Side” on page 3.
To connect a digital video camera:
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Connect one end of the IEEE 1394 cable to your external source, such as
a video camera, and connect the other end of the cable to the IEEE 1394
port
on the side of your convertible tablet PC.
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Editing videos
Editing videos
Pinnacle Expression is a video capture program that lets you capture and edit
full-motion video, single images, and audio through the IEEE 1394 port. You
can also use Pinnacle Expression to create video DVDs. For more information
about using the Pinnacle Expression, see its online help.
To edit a video:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Pinnacle Expression, then click/tap
Pinnacle Expression. The program starts.
2
Use Pinnacle Expression to edit your video.
Important
If Pinnacle Expression is not on your Start menu, install it
from the Pinnacle Expression CD. Insert the CD into your
DVD drive and follow the instructions in the setup wizard.
For more information on using Pinnacle Expression, see
its online help and the online guide located on the program
CD.
Tips & Tricks
See Do More With Gateway for more information about
using your convertible tablet PC to edit videos. Click/Tap
Start, then click/tap Do More With Gateway. If you are
in the Business Solutions view, click/tap Consumer
Solutions. Click/Tap Digital Video.
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Viewing the display on a projector
or monitor
You can use your notebook for giving presentations by connecting an external
monitor or projector to your monitor (VGA) port. Your notebook supports
simultaneous LCD and CRT display. Simultaneous display allows you to control
the presentation from your notebook and at the same time face your audience.
To use a projector or external monitor:
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1
2
Turn off your convertible tablet PC.
3
4
Turn on your convertible tablet PC.
5
After the driver is installed, right-click/button-tap any empty space on the
desktop, then click/tap Properties. The Display Properties dialog box opens.
Plug the projector or monitor cable into the VGA port on your convertible
tablet PC or port replicator. For the location of the VGA port, see “Back”
on page 6 and “Back” on page 274.
Plug the projector’s or monitor’s power cord into an AC power source and
turn it on. Windows XP recognizes the new hardware and searches for its
driver. You may need to install the driver from the disc supplied by the
projector’s or monitor’s manufacturer or download the driver from the
manufacturer’s Web site.
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6
Click/Tap the Settings tab.
7
Right-click/Button-tap the second monitor icon (labeled 2), then click/tap
Attached.
8
9
10
Click/Tap Apply.
Adjust properties such as Screen Resolution or Color Quality if necessary.
Click/Tap OK.
Important
Press FN+F3 to switch between viewing the display on the
LCD panel and viewing the display on the projector or
monitor.
Important
If an external monitor or projector is connected, your
convertible tablet PC turns off the LCD panel, but does not
enter Standby mode, when the LCD panel is closed.
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Viewing the display on a television
The S-Video out jack on your optional port replicator lets you view your
convertible tablet PC display on a television screen using a standard S-Video
cable.
Important
To turn on external video by default, connect the television
(or other external video device) before starting your
convertible tablet PC.
Important
Audio is not transmitted through the S-Video out jack. Use
the built-in speakers, a set of headphones or external
powered speakers, or connect your convertible tablet PC
to a stereo system using the S/PDIF jack to hear sound
while playing a DVD. DVD playback to a VCR will be
scrambled by copyright protection software.
To view your convertible tablet PC display on a television:
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1
With your convertible tablet PC off, connect one end of a standard S-Video
cable to the S-Video out jack on your port replicator. For the location of
the S-Video out jack, see “Back” on page 274.
2
Connect the other end of the cable to the Video in jack on your television
or VCR.
3
4
5
Turn on the television or VCR.
6
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Display icon. The Display Properties
dialog box opens.
Start your convertible tablet PC.
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Appearance and
Themes.
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7
Click/Tap the Settings tab.
8
Click/Tap Advanced. The Multiple Monitors and Intel Properties dialog box
opens.
9
10
Click/Tap the Intel Extreme Graphics tab.
Click/Tap the Graphics Properties button. The Intel Graphics Controller
Properties dialog box opens.
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Click/Tap the Television button.
Important
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13
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Colors list, then click/tap True Color.
14
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Video Standard list, then click/tap
NTSC-M.
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Screen Area list, then click/tap
640 by 480.
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If the Television button is grayed out, your convertible
tablet PC has not detected the television. Make sure that
the television is turned on and connected correctly.
If you are traveling internationally, you may need to change
the video standard. For example, many televisions in Asia
use PAL instead of NTSC.
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15
Click/Tap Apply. Your LCD panel will blank out and what was on your LCD
panel now appears on your television.
Important
16
Your television may be able to run at a higher resolution.
If the icons and screen area appear too large on your
television, try a different Screen Area value.
Click/Tap OK.
Changing from one display to another
After you have set up the second display on your convertible tablet PC to be
a television, you can quickly switch between viewing the display on the LCD
panel and viewing it on the television.
To...
Press
Change the display from the LCD panel to the television
CTRL+ALT+F2
Change the display from the television to the LCD panel
CTRL+ALT+F3
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Managing Power
8
While your convertible tablet PC is running on battery
power, you should manage power consumption to get the
most use out of the battery. Read this chapter to learn how
to:
■
Check and recharge the battery
■
Recalibrate the battery
■
Change batteries
■
Extend the life of the battery by conserving battery
power and using alternate power sources
■
Change power-saving settings
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Monitoring the battery charge
Closely monitor the battery charge. When the battery charge gets low, change
the battery or connect to AC power immediately to prevent losing any unsaved
work.
Monitor the battery charge by:
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Double-clicking/Double-tapping the power cord icon
in the taskbar. The Power Meter dialog box opens.
Important
or battery icon
If the power cord or battery icon does not appear on the
taskbar, click/tap the show hidden icons
button. If the
icon still does not appear, make sure that Always show
icon on the taskbar is checked on the Power Options
Properties Advanced tab. See “Changing advanced
settings” on page 168 for more information.
■
Pressing FN+STATUS to view the power status box, which opens in the
upper-left corner of the screen. The power status box shows the current
power source, the battery charge level, and the power management mode.
■
Looking at the battery charge indicator:
■
LED blue - battery is fully charged.
■
LED purple - battery is charging.
■
LED blinking red - battery charge is very low.
■
LED solid red - battery is malfunctioning.
Important
■
This LED only lights up when your convertible tablet PC
is connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.
For the location of the battery charge indicator, see “LED
status indicators” on page 25.
Waiting for a Low Battery warning message to appear.
If your battery charge indicator displays what looks like an inaccurate charge,
you may need to recalibrate the battery. For more information, see
“Recalibrating the battery” on page 158.
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Recharging the battery
Recharging the battery
The battery recharges while it is installed and your convertible tablet PC is
connected to AC power. While the battery is recharging, the battery charge
indicator turns purple and the battery icon in the taskbar has a lightning
bolt
.
Important
If the power cord or battery icon does not appear on the
taskbar, click/tap the show hidden icons
button. If the
icon still does not appear, make sure that Always show
icon on the taskbar is checked on the Power Options
Properties Advanced tab. See “Changing advanced
settings” on page 168 for more information.
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Recalibrating the battery
If your convertible tablet PC unexpectedly goes into Standby mode while you
are using it but the battery charge is not low, you may need to recalibrate your
battery. You should also recalibrate the battery periodically to maintain the
accuracy of the battery gauge.
To recalibrate the battery:
1
2
Connect the AC adapter, then turn on your convertible tablet PC.
3
4
Open the Advanced menu.
5
6
Open the Exit menu, then highlight Exit Saving Changes and press ENTER.
As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, press F2. The BIOS Setup
utility opens.
Highlight Battery Auto Learning, then select Enabled by pressing the
spacebar.
Select Yes, then press ENTER.
The battery recalibration process begins and a screen opens showing you
the progress. The entire process will take several hours.
Important
Do not interrupt the battery recalibration process. If
recalibration is interrupted, you must start the process over
again.
When the recalibration has finished, the message “Press [Esc] key to exit”
appears.
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Press ESC. The battery charge indicator now displays an accurate battery
charge. If the battery charge indicator does not show an accurate charge,
contact Gateway Technical Support.
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Changing batteries
Changing batteries
If your convertible tablet PC is plugged into an AC outlet, you can change the
battery while the convertible tablet PC is turned on. If your convertible
tablet PC is not plugged into an AC outlet, you must turn the convertible
tablet PC off while changing the batteries.
Warning
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with a Gateway M275 battery (M275DAZ or
equivalent). Discard used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
The battery used in this device may present a fire or
chemical burn hazard if mishandled. Do not disassemble,
heat above 212°F (100°C), or incinerate. Dispose of used
battery promptly. Keep away from children.
Battery latch
Battery
Battery lock
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Replacing the battery
To replace the battery:
1
If your convertible tablet PC is on and is connected to AC power, go to
Step 2.
-ORIf your convertible tablet PC is on and is not plugged into an AC outlet,
save your work and turn off the convertible tablet PC.
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2
3
Close the LCD panel.
4
5
Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.
Disconnect your convertible tablet PC from the optional port replicator
(see “Disconnecting from the port replicator” on page 277).
Slide the battery lock to the unlocked position, then slide the battery
release latch.
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6
Lift the battery out of the bay.
7
Place a recharged battery into the bay and press down until it snaps into
place.
8
9
Slide the battery lock to the locked position.
10
Turn your convertible tablet PC over and reattach the optional port
replicator.
Open the LCD panel and slide the power switch.
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Extending battery life
Conserving battery power
While using the battery to power your convertible tablet PC, conserve power by:
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Dimming the display as low as is comfortable. For dim or dark
environments, use the XtraBright/XtraDim button to set your display to
the dimmest setting possible.
■
Removing PC Cards when you do not need them. Many PC Cards use a
small amount of power while inserted, even if they are not being used.
■
Modifying the power management settings for maximum power savings.
For more information, see “Changing power settings” on page 165.
■
Closing the LCD panel to turn off the display while you are not using your
convertible tablet PC. The display stays off until you open the panel again.
■
Using Hibernate mode for maximum power savings while your convertible
tablet PC is not in use. For more information, see “Activating and using
Hibernate mode” on page 170.
■
Using the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive only when necessary. These drives
use a large amount of power.
■
Recharging the battery often, taking an extra battery, and fully recharging
the batteries before traveling. For more information, see “Recharging the
battery” on page 157 and “Changing batteries” on page 159.
■
Turning off the Power on Lid Lift feature. For more information, see
“Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature” on page 169.
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Using alternate power sources
To extend battery life, use alternate power sources whenever possible.
■
If traveling internationally, take electrical adapters. Save the battery for
times when you cannot use a power adapter. If you plan on taking your
AC power adapter, also take a single-plug surge protector.
■
If you will have access to an automobile cigarette lighter, use a power
inverter or automobile/airplane adapter. Save the battery for times when
you cannot use a power adapter.
■
To find AC power outlets in airports, look for them next to support pillars,
in large areas such as boarding gates, and under banks of telephones.
Changing power modes
You can use the following power modes to lengthen the life of your convertible
tablet PC’s battery:
■
Standby - while your convertible tablet PC is in Standby, it switches to a
low power state where devices, such as the display and drives, turn off.
■
Hibernate - (also called save to disk) writes all current memory (RAM)
information to the hard drive, then turns your convertible tablet PC
completely off. The next time you turn on your convertible tablet PC, it
reads the memory information from the hard drive and opens the
programs and documents that were open when you activated Hibernate
mode. For more information on using Hibernate mode, see “Activating and
using Hibernate mode” on page 170.
Using power saving modes
Always save your work before using Standby mode. In Standby mode, your
convertible tablet PC reduces or turns off the power to most devices except
memory. However, the information in memory is not saved to the hard drive.
If power is interrupted, the information is lost.
When in Hibernate mode, your convertible tablet PC saves all memory
information to the hard drive, then turns the power completely off.
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If your
convertible
tablet PC is...
...and you want to...
...then
On
Enter Standby mode
Press FN+STANDBY.
-ORClose the LCD panel.
On
Enter Hibernate mode
(must be activated)
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Turn Off Computer.
Press and hold SHIFT, then click/tap Hibernate.
In Standby or
Hibernate mode
Exit Standby or
Hibernate mode
Slide the power switch.
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Changing power settings
Changing power settings
You can change the function of the power switch, Standby system key, and
power-saving timers by changing power settings on your convertible tablet PC.
You can customize power settings from the Windows Control Panel by selecting
power schemes, setting power alarms, adjusting advanced power settings, and
activating Hibernate mode.
Power schemes (groups of power settings) let you change power saving options
such as when the display or hard drive is automatically turned off. You can
select one of the defined power schemes or create a custom power scheme.
Important
The processor installed in your convertible tablet PC may
use Intel® SpeedStep™ technology to conserve battery
power. A SpeedStep-equipped processor can change its
operating speed according to the power source. Your
convertible tablet PC’s default settings operate the
processor at full speed while connected to AC power and
at reduced speed (which uses less power) while using
battery power. Power schemes also set the speed of an
Intel® SpeedStep™-equipped processor.
Alarms can alert you when the battery charge is low.
Advanced power settings let you assign different power saving modes to the power
switch and Standby system key. You can also select which power saving mode
is activated when you close the LCD panel.
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Changing the power scheme
To change the power scheme:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Power Options icon. The Power
Options Properties dialog box opens.
3
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Power Schemes list, then click/tap
the power scheme you want.
- OR Set the timers, then click/tap Save As and type a name for the scheme.
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Click/Tap OK.
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Help and
Support
For more information about changing the power scheme,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword power scheme in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Changing alarm options
To change the alarm options:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Power Options icon. The Power
Options Properties dialog box opens.
3
Click/Tap the Alarms tab.
4
5
Adjust the alarm settings.
Click/Tap OK.
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Help and
Support
For more information about changing the alarm options,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword alarm options in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Changing advanced settings
To change advanced power management settings:
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1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Power Options icon. The Power
Options Properties dialog box opens.
3
Click/Tap the Advanced tab.
4
Click/Tap the arrow button to open a Power buttons list, then click/tap the
power setting mode you want to use.
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5
Click/Tap OK.
Help and
Support
For more information about changing the power
management settings, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help
and Support.
Type the keyword power management in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature
The Power on Lid Lift feature turns on your convertible tablet PC whenever
you open the LCD panel. Your convertible tablet PC was shipped to you with
the Power on Lid Lift feature turned off.
To turn on the Power on Lid Lift feature:
1
2
Turn on your convertible tablet PC.
3
4
5
6
Open the Advanced menu.
As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, press F2. The BIOS Setup
utility opens.
Highlight Wake From Lid, then select Enabled by pressing the spacebar.
Open the Exit menu, then highlight Exit Saving Changes and press ENTER.
Select Yes, then press ENTER.
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Activating and using Hibernate mode
To activate Hibernate mode:
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1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Power Options icon. The Power
Options Properties dialog box opens.
3
Click/Tap the Hibernate tab.
4
Click/Tap the Enable hibernation check box, then click/tap Apply. Hibernate
mode is now an option you can select on the Advanced tab in the Power
Options Properties dialog box and in the Turn Off Computer or
Shut Down Windows dialog box.
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To use Hibernate mode:
■
As an automatic power savings mode:
Open the Power Options Properties dialog box, then click/tap the Power
Schemes tab. Click/Tap the arrow button to open a System hibernates list,
then click/tap the time you want to use.
- OR Open the Power Options Properties dialog box, then click/tap the Advanced
tab. Hibernate is now an option in the Power buttons lists.
■
As a manually-selected power savings mode, click/tap Start, then click/tap
Turn Off Computer. Press and hold SHIFT, then click/tap Hibernate.
Help and
Support
For more information about using Hibernate mode,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword hibernate in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Your
Gateway M275
9
These tips can make traveling with your convertible
tablet PC more convenient and trouble-free. Read this
chapter to learn about:
■
Using the modem
■
Using your radio frequency wireless connections
■
Transferring files
■
Protecting your convertible tablet PC from loss and
theft
■
Managing your convertible tablet PC’s power
efficiently
Tips & Tricks
You can download an electronic copy of this
guide from
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Packing your convertible tablet PC
■
Remove all peripheral devices and cables. Remember to pack those you will
need while traveling, and do not forget to pack at least one convertible
tablet PC pen.
■
Protect the pen by keeping it in your convertible tablet PC’s pen holder
during travel. For more information, see “Right Side” on page 5.
■
Pack the Gateway convertible tablet PC securely into the Gateway carrying
case, and keep it separate from toiletries, liquids, and food. Do not pack
it in checked luggage.
■
Keep your convertible tablet PC stable during travel. Secure it to prevent
it from sliding around in overhead bins and car trunks.
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Prepare for airport security by charging the battery in case Security asks
you to start your convertible tablet PC.
■
Have your convertible tablet PC hand-inspected or sent through the X-ray
scanner, but never carry it through the metal detector.
■
Turn off your convertible tablet PC for takeoff and landing.
■
Do not check your convertible tablet PC as baggage.
■
Turn off wireless RF devices such as your wireless Ethernet emitter while
the aircraft is moving. For more information, see “Turning your wireless
Ethernet emitter on or off” on page 210.
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Modem
Modem
■
Take a telephone cord to connect the modem to telephone jacks. If you
are traveling internationally, take telephone jack adapters or an acoustic
handset coupler.
■
Take a telephone line protector.
■
Take a telephone line tester to check for unsafe lines, especially if you are
traveling internationally.
■
Take remote access information with you so you can connect to your ISP
while outside of your usual calling area. A list of country dialing codes may
be especially useful if you are traveling internationally.
Radio frequency wireless
connections
■
Every country has different restrictions on the use of wireless devices. If
your convertible tablet PC is equipped with a wireless device, check with
the local radio approval authorities prior to your trip for any restrictions
on the use of a wireless device in the destination country.
■
If your convertible tablet PC came equipped with an internal embedded
wireless device, see “Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information” on
page 309 for general wireless regulatory guidelines.
■
Wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial
aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned
off while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and
IEEE 802.11g communication devices are examples of devices which use
wireless to communicate. For instructions on how to turn off your wireless
device, see “Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” on page 210.
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Files
■
Copy your working files from your desktop computer to your convertible
tablet PC before you travel.
■
If you need to access your desktop computer files from your convertible
tablet PC while traveling, set up your desktop computer for remote access.
Contact your network administrator for more information about remote
access.
■
Take extra recordable media for transferring files between computers and
backing up files.
Security
■
Get a locking cable for your convertible tablet PC so you can attach a cable
lock and leave your convertible tablet PC in your hotel room while you
are away.
■
Always keep your convertible tablet PC with you while waiting in airports,
train stations, or bus terminals. Be ready to claim your convertible
tablet PC as soon as it passes through the x-ray machine in security
checkpoints.
■
Write down your convertible tablet PC model number and serial number
(see “Identifying your model” on page 10) in case of theft or loss, and keep
the information in a safe place. Also, tape your business card or an address
label to your convertible tablet PC and accessories.
■
Whoever sits next to you or behind you can see your convertible tablet PC
display. Avoid working with confidential files until you can be sure of
privacy.
■
Use a startup password to restrict access to your convertible tablet PC.
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Use a password that you can remember, but that is difficult
for someone else to guess. The password feature is very
secure, with no easy way to recover a forgotten password.
If you forget your password, you must return your
convertible tablet PC to Gateway for service. Call Gateway
Technical Support for instructions.
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To create a startup password:
1
Restart your convertible tablet PC. As soon as you see a startup
screen, press F2. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
2
Open the Security menu, then highlight Set Supervisor Password,
then press ENTER and follow the instructions. You must set the
supervisor password in order to set the user (startup) password.
3
Highlight Set User Password, then press ENTER and follow the
instructions. This is the password you need to enter at startup.
4
Highlight Password on boot, then select Enabled by pressing the
spacebar.
5
Open the Exit menu, highlight Exit Saving Changes, then press ENTER.
When you start your convertible tablet PC, you are prompted to
enter the user password you set in Step 3.
Power
■
Take your AC power adapter to recharge the battery. If you are traveling
internationally, take power plug adapters.
■
Take a portable surge protector to protect your convertible tablet PC from
power surges.
■
To get the best performance from your convertible tablet PC, avoid using
the battery whenever possible, monitor the battery charge, and use the
most efficient power management settings.
■
For information on conserving battery power, see “Conserving battery
power” on page 162.
■
For information on using alternate power sources, see “Using alternate
power sources” on page 163.
■
For information on monitoring the battery charge, see “Monitoring
the battery charge” on page 156.
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Additional tips
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If you plan to use several USB peripheral devices, take a portable USB hub
to provide additional USB ports.
■
Take a network cable if you need to connect to a network. Some hotels
provide Internet connectivity only through their networks.
■
If your convertible tablet PC has been exposed to cold temperatures, allow
it to warm to room temperature before turning it on.
■
Carry proof of ownership or a merchandise passport when traveling
internationally.
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Consult your insurance company and credit card company to learn about
emergency travel assistance if your convertible tablet PC is lost or damaged.
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Take your Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD in case you need to
install an additional driver or software.
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This chapter provides information about customizing your
convertible tablet PC by changing settings in Windows.
Read this chapter to learn how to:
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Change screen and display settings
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Change the background and screen saver
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Adjust the touchpad settings
■
Add, change, and switch user accounts
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Using the display
Changing display orientation
You can change the display orientation from the default, landscape (horizontal),
to portrait (vertical) or secondary landscape (180 degrees from the default)
Screen Rotation button. For more information, see “Tablet control buttons” on
page 32.
To change display orientation:
■
Press Screen Rotation button to step through display orientations.
To change orientation properties:
■
Double-click/Double-tap the Tablet and Pen Settings icon
then click/tap the Display tab.
in the taskbar,
Adjusting brightness
To adjust screen brightness:
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Use the increase brightness and decrease brightness keys on the keyboard.
For more information, see “System key combinations” on page 30.
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XtraBright/XtraDim
Use XtraBright to increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest
setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in bright lighting situations, such as
outside in bright sunlight.
Use XtraDim to decrease the brightness below the normal dimmest setting. Use
this feature in dim lighting situations.
To use XtraBright/XtraDim:
■
Press the XtraBright/XtraDim button or press the XtraBright/XtraDim key
on the keyboard to increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal
brightest setting for 255 seconds. For more information, see “Tablet control
buttons” on page 32 and “System key combinations” on page 30.
-OR-
■
Press the XtraBright/XtraDim button or press the XtraBright/XtraDim key
on the keyboard a second time to decrease the brightness below the normal
dimmest setting. For more information, see “Tablet control buttons” on
page 32 and “System key combinations” on page 30.
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Adjusting the screen and desktop
settings
Adjusting the color depth and screen area are two of the most basic display
settings you may need to change. You can also adjust settings such as the screen
background and screen saver.
Adjusting the color depth
Color depth is the number of colors your screen displays. Various image types
require various color depths for optimum appearance. For example, simple color
drawings may appear adequately in 256 colors while color photographs need
millions of colors to be displayed with optimum quality.
Windows lets you choose from several color depth settings. We recommend that
you use the 32-bit True Color setting at all times.
If the color in your images seems “false” or “jumpy,” especially after you have
played a game or run a video-intensive program, check the color depth setting
and return it to 32-bit True Color, if necessary.
To change the color depth:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Appearance and
Themes.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Display icon. The Display Properties
dialog box opens.
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3
Click/Tap the Settings tab.
4
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Color quality list, then click/tap the
color depth you want.
5
To save your changes, click/tap OK, then click/tap Yes.
Help and
Support
For more information about adjusting display settings,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword changing display settings in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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Adjusting the screen resolution
You can increase the screen resolution to fit more icons on your desktop, or
you can decrease the resolution to make reading the display easier. The higher
the resolution, the smaller individual components of the screen (such as icons
and menu bars) appear.
To adjust the screen resolution:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Appearance and Themes.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Display icon. The Display Properties
dialog box opens.
3
Click/Tap the Settings tab.
4
5
Drag the Screen resolution slider to the size you prefer.
To save your changes, click/tap OK, then click/tap Yes.
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Help and
Support
For more information about adjusting screen resolution,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword changing screen resolution in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
Changing the colors on your Windows
desktop
You can change the colors of Windows desktop items, such as the background
color and dialog box title bars.
To change desktop colors:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Appearance and
Themes.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Display icon. The Display Properties
dialog box opens.
3
Click/Tap the Appearance tab.
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Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Color scheme list, click/tap the color
scheme you want, then click/tap OK. The new colors appear on your
desktop.
- OR If you want to create a new color scheme as part of a desktop theme:
a
b
Click/Tap Advanced. The Advanced Appearance dialog box opens.
c
d
e
Change the color or font settings for the item.
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Item list, then click/tap the
item you want to change.
Click/Tap OK, then click/tap the Themes tab.
Click/Tap Save As, type a name for the new theme, then click/tap OK
twice. The new colors appear on your desktop.
Changing the desktop background
You can change the Windows desktop background picture. Windows provides
several backgrounds, or you can use pictures that you have created or retrieved
from other sources.
To change the desktop background:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Appearance and
Themes.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Display icon. The Display Properties
dialog box opens.
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3
Click/Tap the Desktop tab.
4
Click/Tap a background picture in the Background list.
- OR Click/Tap Browse to select a background picture from another location.
5
If you want the picture you chose to cover the entire screen, click/tap the
arrow button to open the Position list, then click/tap Stretch or Tile.
6
If the picture you chose does not cover the entire screen and you did not
choose to stretch or tile the image in Step 5, you can change the solid color
behind the picture by clicking/tapping the arrow button to open the Color
list, then clicking/tapping a color.
7
Click/Tap OK.
Help and
Support
For more information about changing the background,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword changing desktop background in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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Selecting a screen saver
You can use a screen saver to keep others from viewing your display while you
are away from your convertible tablet PC. Windows supplies a variety of screen
savers that you can choose from, and many more are available from the Internet
and as commercial products.
To select a screen saver:
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1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Appearance and Themes.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Display icon. The Display Properties
dialog box opens.
3
Click/Tap the Screen Saver tab.
4
Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Screen Saver list, then click/tap
the screen saver you want. Windows previews the screen saver.
5
If you want to customize the screen saver, click/tap Settings, then make
your changes. If the Settings button is not available, you cannot customize
the screen saver you selected.
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6
If you want to display the Welcome (Login) screen whenever you exit the
screen saver, click/tap the On resume, display Welcome screen check box.
7
If you want to change the time before the screen saver is activated, click/tap
the up or down arrows next to the Wait box.
8
Click/Tap OK.
Help and
Support
For more information about selecting a screen saver,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword screen savers in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Adjusting tablet and pen settings
Windows XP tablet PC Edition includes a control panel for adjusting pen,
display, and button preferences such as:
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Right-handed vs. left-handed use
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Pen calibration in portrait and landscape modes
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Button functions
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Pen actions such as double-tapping
To change tablet and pen settings:
1
Double-click/Double-tap the Tablet and Pen Settings icon
The Tablet and Pen Properties dialog box opens.
2
3
Click/Tap the Pen Options tab.
in the taskbar.
Change the pen options settings, then click/tap OK.
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Programming the buttons
Most of the tablet control buttons on your convertible tablet PC’s can be
reprogrammed with new functions. For more information, see “Tablet control
buttons” on page 32.
To reprogram button functions:
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Double-click/Double-tap the Tablet and Pen Settings icon
The Tablet and Pen Properties dialog box opens.
2
3
Click/Tap the Tablet Buttons tab.
Change the button settings, then click/tap OK.
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in the taskbar.
Adjusting the Tablet PC Input Panel Settings
Adjusting the Tablet PC Input
Panel Settings
To adjust writing pad, writing tools, and speech settings:
1
2
Click/Tap
3
Click/Tap a tab, then change the input panel settings.
(the Keyboard icon).
Click/Tap Tools, then click/tap Options.
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Changing the touchpad settings
You can adjust the double-click speed, pointer speed, left-hand or right-hand
configuration, and other touchpad settings.
To change your touchpad settings:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Printers and Other
Hardware.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Mouse icon. The Mouse Properties
dialog box opens.
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3
Click/Tap the Device Settings tab, then click/tap Settings to change your
touchpad settings.
4
To modify a touchpad setting, click/tap the + in front of a setting, then
modify the setting.
5
To assign a function to the rocker switch, click the + in front of Buttons,
click the up or down button, then click the action you want.
6
Click/Tap OK to save changes.
Help and
Support
For more information about changing mouse settings,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword mouse settings in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Adding and modifying user
accounts
You can create and customize a user account for each person who uses your
convertible tablet PC. You can also switch (change) user accounts without
turning off your convertible tablet PC.
User account tips
■
If you want to create an account for someone, but you do not want that
user to have full access to your convertible tablet PC, be sure to make that
account limited. Remember that limited accounts may not be able to install
some older programs.
■
If a program or peripheral device is installed in one account, it may not
be available in other accounts. If this happens, install the program or
device in the accounts that need it.
■
Files created in one account are not accessible from other accounts unless
the files are stored in the Shared Documents folder. The Shared Documents
folder is accessible from all accounts on that computer and from other
computers on the network.
To add, delete, or modify user accounts:
1
2
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel.
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to add, delete, or modify a user account.
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the User Accounts icon. The User
Accounts window opens.
Help and
Support
For more information about user accounts, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword user accounts in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Adding and modifying user accounts
To switch user accounts:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Log Off. The Log Off Windows dialog box
opens.
2
3
Click/Tap Switch User. The Windows Welcome screen opens.
Click/Tap the user account that you want to use. When you switch between
user accounts, any programs that were running for the previous user
continue to run.
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Connecting your home, small office, or home office
computers lets you share drives, printers, and a single
Internet connection among the connected computers.
Read this chapter to learn about:
■
Benefits of using a network in your home, small office,
or home office
■
Types of network connections
■
Purchasing additional network equipment
■
Turning the wireless Ethernet emitter on and off
Tips & Tricks
The Setting Up Your Windows Network
guide has been included on your hard drive.
It provides instructions for installing and
configuring Ethernet networking on your
notebook. To access this guide, click Start,
All Programs, then click Gateway
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Benefits of networking
A network lets you:
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Share a single Internet connection
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Share computer drives
■
Share peripheral devices
■
Stream audio and video files
■
Play multi-player games
Sharing a single Internet connection
Each computer that is connected to the network can share the same broadband
connection or modem and telephone line and access the Internet at the same
time. This saves on the cost of installing another telephone line for your second
computer and paying for a second Internet service provider (ISP) account.
Help and
Support
For more information about sharing an Internet connection,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword internet sharing in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Sharing drives
With a network, you can copy files from computer to computer by copying
and pasting or dragging and dropping. You will no longer waste your time
transferring files by using recordable media. In addition, you can map a drive
on a networked computer to another computer, and access the files as if they
were located on the hard drive of the computer you are using.
Help and
Support
For more information about sharing network drives,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword sharing network drives in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Benefits of networking
Sharing peripheral devices
Each computer that is connected to the network can share the same peripheral
devices, such as a printer. Select print from the computer you are currently using
and your file is automatically printed on your printer no matter where it is
located on your network.
Help and
Support
For more information about sharing network devices,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword sharing in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Streaming audio and video files
With a network, you can store audio files (such as the popular .MP3 files) and
video files on any networked computer, then play them on any of the other
computers or devices connected to your network. This process is called
streaming.
Help and
Support
For more information about streaming files, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword streaming in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Playing multi-player games
With a home network, you can play multi-player games. Load a game like
Microsoft Midtown Madness 2 on your computers, and in minutes, you and your
friends can race in competing cars through the streets of San Francisco.
Help and
Support
For more information about playing multi-player games,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword games or network games in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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Selecting a network connection
The biggest decision you need to make when creating your network is what
type of connection you will use. Gateway supports both wired and wireless
Ethernet networks. Use the following criteria as a guide when selecting a
network connection.
Wired Ethernet network
Create a wired Ethernet network if:
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You are building a new home or your existing home already has Ethernet
cable installed in each room that has a device you want to connect
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You are creating a network in an office or business where network speed
is more important than moving about with your computer
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Your computer has an Ethernet jack for connecting to the network
Wireless Ethernet network
Create a wireless Ethernet (IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, or IEEE 802.11g)
network if:
■
You are looking for an alternative to installing cable for connectivity
■
The ability to move about with your computer is as important as network
speed
■
Your computer has wireless Ethernet for networking
Help and
Support
For more information about selecting network connections,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword networks or network types in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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Using a wired Ethernet network
A wired Ethernet network consists of two or more computers connected
together through an Ethernet cable. This connection type is commonly used
in offices around the world and can be used to build computer networks in
the home.
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet is available at three different speeds. Standard Ethernet runs at
10 Mbps, Fast Ethernet runs at 100 Mbps, and Gigabit Ethernet runs at
1000 Mbps. Most home networks are built using Standard or Fast Ethernet
components. Business networks are typically built using Fast or Gigabit Ethernet
components.
To create a wired Ethernet network, you or your electrician must:
■
Install special Ethernet cables in your home or office
Important
Check local code requirements before installing Ethernet
cable or other wiring in your home or office. Your
municipality may require you to obtain a permit and hire
a licensed installer.
■
Install an Ethernet card in each of your desktop computers (if your
computers do not already have built-in Ethernet jacks)
■
Install an Ethernet PC Card in each of your notebooks or convertible
tablet PCs (if your notebooks or convertible tablet PCs do not already have
built-in Ethernet jacks)
■
Install an Ethernet router, switch, or hub
Tips & Tricks
If you are connecting just two computers (known as a
peer-to-peer wired Ethernet network), you can eliminate
the router, switch, or hub and use a special crossover
cable.
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Example wired Ethernet network
The following is an example of a wired Ethernet network. The network is made
up of a router, a cable or DSL modem, your computers, and cables connecting
each of these components. The router is the central control point for the
network. Attached to the router are all of your computers or Ethernet-ready
devices. Also connected to the router is a cable or DSL modem that provides
access to the Internet.
Cable/DSL modem
Router,
switch,
or hub
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To add the ability to access a wireless Ethernet network
to your wired Ethernet network, connect an access point
to the router, switch, or hub. For more information about
accessing a wireless Ethernet, see “Using a wireless
Ethernet network” on page 204.
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Equipment you need for a wired Ethernet
network
For a wired Ethernet network you need:
■
An Ethernet jack on each desktop computer, notebook, tablet PC, and
convertible tablet PC.
- OR An Ethernet card (also called network interface cards or NICs) installed in
each desktop computer.
- OR An Ethernet PC Card installed in each notebook or convertible tablet PC.
■
An Ethernet router. Select a router that gives you the following features:
■
A jack for connecting to a cable or DSL modem.
■
The ability to assign IP addresses to your networked computers
dynamically. This prevents intruders from seeing the computers over
the Internet.
■
A built-in firewall to protect the computers on your network from
intruders trying to access your data over the Internet.
■
Built-in switching (with enough ports for all computers and devices
on the network) so you will not have to purchase a hub or switch.
■
If you did not purchase a router that includes built-in switching or if the
router does not have enough ports to attach all of your computers, an
Ethernet hub or switch with enough ports for all computers and devices
in the network.
■
Ethernet cable going from each computer to the router, hub, or switch.
Important
For best results, all Ethernet components should be either
standard Ethernet (10 Mbps), Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps or
10/100), or Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps or 10/100/1000).
A mixture of components rated at different speeds will
result in your network running at the speed of the slowest
rated component.
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Using a wireless Ethernet network
A wireless Ethernet network is ideal for creating a home or office network or
adding mobility to an existing wired Ethernet network. A wireless Ethernet
network allows you the freedom to move about your home or office with your
notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC. For example, you can take your
notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC from your home office to your
patio without having an Ethernet jack available.
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Warning
Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere
with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation
regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while
traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and
IEEE 802.11g communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication. For
instructions to turn wireless Ethernet on and off, see
“Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” on
page 210.
Important
If your convertible tablet PC came equipped with an
internal radio frequency wireless device, see “Safety,
Regulatory, and Legal Information” on page 309 for
general wireless regulatory and safety guidelines. To find
out if your convertible tablet PC has an internal wireless
device, check the label (see “Identifying your model” on
page 10) or the device manager.
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Wireless Ethernet speed and frequency
Wireless Ethernet is available at two different speeds and at two different
frequencies. The following table compares the various wireless Ethernet
network types.
Network Type
Speed
Frequency
Advantages
Disadvantages
IEEE 802.11a
54 Mbps
5 GHz
Less possible
interference than
IEEE 802.11b and
IEEE 802.11g
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■
IEEE 802.11b
11 Mbps
2.4 GHz
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■
■
IEEE 802.11g
54 Mbps
2.4 GHz
■
■
Important
Large number of
access points already
exist in airports,
college campuses, and
businesses
Compatible with
IEEE 802.11g
networks
Longer range (100 to
150 feet) than
IEEE 802.11a
■
Compatible with
IEEE 802.11b
networks
Longer range (100 to
150 feet) than
IEEE 802.11a
■
■
■
Shorter range (25 to
75 feet) than
IEEE 802.11b and
IEEE 802.11g
Not compatible with
IEEE 802.11b or
IEEE 802.11g
networks
Possible interference
from cordless phones
and microwaves
Not compatible with
IEEE 802.11a
networks
Possible interference
from cordless phones
and microwaves
Not compatible with
IEEE 802.11a
networks
The speed of a wireless network is related to signal
strength. Signal strength is affected by the distance
between your wireless network devices, by radio
interference, and by interference from natural obstructions
such as walls, floors, and doors.
The two most common types of wireless Ethernet networks are access point
and peer-to-peer.
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Example access point wireless Ethernet
network
By using an access point, you can join a wireless Ethernet network and access
a wired Ethernet network. The following example shows how an access point
also lets you access the Internet.
The following is an example of an access point wireless Ethernet network. The
network is made up of an access point, a cable or DSL modem, and your
computers. The access point is the central control point for the network.
Attached to the access point is the cable or DSL modem that provides access
to the Internet. Each of the computers or Ethernet-ready devices communicate
with the access point using radio waves. If your computer does not have built-in
wireless Ethernet capabilities, you need to add a wireless PCI card (desktop),
PC card (notebook or convertible tablet PC), or USB adapter.
Cable/DSL modem
Access point
USB wireless
adapter
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If you want to access a wireless Ethernet network from
your wired Ethernet network, connect an access point to
the router, switch, or hub. For more information about
accessing a wired Ethernet, see “Using a wired Ethernet
network” on page 201.
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Equipment you need for an access point
wireless Ethernet network
For an access point wireless Ethernet network you need:
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A wireless Ethernet PCI card installed in each desktop computer
- OR A wireless Ethernet USB adapter attached to each desktop or notebook
computer, or convertible tablet PC
- OR A notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC with wireless Ethernet
built-in
- OR A wireless Ethernet PC Card installed in each notebook or convertible
tablet PC that does not have wireless Ethernet built-in
■
A wireless Ethernet access point to connect your wireless Ethernet network
to the Internet or a wired Ethernet network
Important
IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g use the same radio
frequency. IEEE 802.11a uses a different radio frequency
than IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g. All wireless
Ethernet components must use the same frequency. A
combination of IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11b or
IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11g components will
not work. Some wireless devices can broadcast and
receive signals on both frequencies.
A mixture of IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g components
will result in your network running at the speed of the
slower IEEE 802.11b components.
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Example peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet
network
Use a peer-to-peer (also known as ad hoc) wireless Ethernet network if you are
setting up or joining a temporary computer-to-computer network. This type of
network does not include access into a wired network or the Internet. You can
create this type of network to quickly move files from one computer to another.
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Equipment you need for a peer-to-peer
wireless Ethernet network
For a peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network you need:
■
A wireless Ethernet PCI card installed in each desktop computer
- OR A wireless Ethernet USB adapter attached to each desktop or notebook
computer or convertible tablet PC
- OR A notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC with wireless Ethernet
built-in
- OR A wireless Ethernet PC Card installed in each notebook or convertible
tablet PC that does not have wireless Ethernet built-in
For more information
For more information about purchasing equipment for your home or office
Ethernet network, discuss your particular needs with your Gateway
representative. In addition, several books and Internet sites are dedicated to
networking (for example: www.homenethelp.com). See these sources for more
information about networking your home or office with wired or wireless
Ethernet.
Help and
Support
For more information about networking, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword networking in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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on a network
Installing and configuring your convertible
tablet PC for Ethernet networking
The Setting Up Your Windows Network guide has been included on your hard
drive. It provides instructions for installing and configuring both wired and
wireless Ethernet networking on your convertible tablet PC. To access this
guide, click/tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap Gateway Documentation.
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Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere
with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation
regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while
traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and
IEEE 802.11g communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication.
Warning
In environments where the risk of interference to other
devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the
option to use a wireless device may be restricted or
eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable
gas laden atmospheres are limited examples where use
of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated. When
in environments where you are uncertain of the sanction
to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for
authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.
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To turn the wireless Ethernet emitter on or off:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Network and
Internet Connections. The Network and Internet Connections window opens.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap Network Connections. The Network
Connections window opens.
3
Right-click/Button-tap Wireless Network Connection, then click/tap Enable to
turn on the wireless Ethernet emitter or click/tap Disable to turn off the
wireless Ethernet emitter.
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Your Old
Computer
12
If your new convertible tablet PC is replacing an old
computer, you may have personal data files, Internet
settings, a printer or other peripheral devices, and other
unique computer settings that you want to move from your
old computer to your new one. Read this chapter to learn
about:
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Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
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Transferring Files
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Transferring Internet Settings
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Installing your old printer or scanner
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Installing your old programs
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Using the Files and Settings
Transfer Wizard
You can move your data files and personal settings, such as display, Internet,
and e-mail settings, from your old computer to your new one by using the Files
and Settings Transfer Wizard. The wizard also moves specific files or entire
folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures, and Favorites.
To open the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard:
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Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click/tap Files
and Settings Transfer Wizard.
Help and
Support
For more information about using the Files and Settings
Transfer Wizard, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword using transfer wizard in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Transferring files
You can manually transfer your personal data files by copying them to
removable media, such as a diskette, writable CD, USB flash drive, or Zip disk,
or by using a home network. For more information, see “Creating CDs using
Nero Express” on page 125 and “Networking Your Gateway M275” on page 197.
Finding your files
Many programs automatically save your personal data files in the
My Documents folder. Look in your old computer’s My Documents folder for
personal data files. Use Windows Find or Search to locate other personal data
files. For more information, see “To find files using Find or Search:” on page 216,
or “Searching for files” on page 71.
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To find files in the My Documents folder:
1
In Windows XP, click/tap Start, then click/tap My Documents. The My
Documents window opens and displays many of your saved personal data
files. Go to Step 4.
- OR In Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows 2000, double-click the
My Computer icon on the desktop. Go to the next step.
2
3
4
Double-click/Double-tap the C:\ drive icon.
Double-click/Double-tap the My Documents folder. The My Documents
window opens and displays many of your saved personal data files.
Copy your personal data files to removable media or to another computer
on your network.
You can often identify different data file types by looking at the file’s extension
(the part of the file name following the last period). For example, a document
file might have a .DOC extension and a spreadsheet file might have an .XLS
extension.
File type
File usually ends in...
Documents
.DOC, .TXT, .RTF, .HTM, .HTML, .DOT
Spreadsheets
.XLS, .XLT, .TXT
Pictures
.JPG, .BMP, .GIF, .PDF, .PCT, .TIF, .PNG, .EPS
Movies
.MPEG, .MPG, .AVI, .GIF, .MOV
Sound and Music
.WAV, .CDA, .MP3, .MID, .MIDI, .WMA
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To find files using Find or Search:
1
In Windows XP, click/tap Start, then click/tap Search. The Search Results
window opens.
- OR In Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows 2000, click Start, Find or Search,
then click For Files or Folders. The Search Results window opens.
2
Use Windows Find or Search to locate data files by file name or file type.
For help on finding files, click/tap Help, then click/tap Help and Support
Center or Help Topics. For more information, see “Searching for files” on
page 71.
Help and
Support
For more information about finding files, click Start, then
click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword searching for files in the Search box
, click/tap the arrow, then click/tap
the Full-text Search Matches button.
Transferring Internet settings
You can use different methods to transfer your Internet account from your old
computer to your new one.
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If your current Internet service provider (ISP) software came preinstalled
on your new convertible tablet PC, run that setup program. If it asks to
set up a new account or an existing one, choose to set up an existing
account.
■
If your current ISP software is not preinstalled on your new convertible
tablet PC, locate the original Internet setup program provided by your local
ISP, or contact your ISP to see if they have an updated version of their
software, and install it on your new convertible tablet PC.
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If you use MSN as your ISP, or if you know your ISP settings, use the
Windows Internet Connection Wizard.
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To use the Internet Connection Wizard:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, then click/tap
New Connection Wizard. The New Connection wizard opens.
2
Configure your Internet settings by following the on-screen instructions.
Help and
Support
For more information about setting up an Internet
connection, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword Internet connection in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Transferring your e-mail and address book
See your old e-mail program’s online help for information on exporting and
importing e-mail messages and the address book. You can often export all of
your old e-mail messages or address book to recordable media, then import
them into your new convertible tablet PC’s e-mail program. You may also want
to consider printing the old information or using your old computer to send
the e-mail messages to yourself, then using your new convertible tablet PC to
retrieve the e-mail messages.
Transferring your Internet shortcuts
You can export and import your old Netscape Navigator bookmarks or
Microsoft Internet Explorer favorites. For more information, see your Internet
browser program’s online help.
Installing your old printer or
scanner
Windows may have built-in support for older printers, scanners, or other
peripheral devices. This means you do not need any additional software. Newer
devices, however, usually require your original software installation CDs or
diskettes.
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If you have trouble after you install the software for your old devices, you can
use System Restore to restore your convertible tablet PC’s previous settings.
Help and
Support
For information about restoring your convertible tablet PC’s
previous settings, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword System Restore in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Installing a USB printer or scanner
USB devices may have special installation instructions. See your USB device’s
installation guide.
Installing a parallel port printer
You can usually install parallel port printers by following these steps.
To install your old printer:
1
2
3
4
Shut down and turn off your convertible tablet PC.
Connect your parallel port printer.
Turn on your printer, then turn on your convertible tablet PC.
If Windows detects your printer, install your printer by following the
on-screen instructions. You are finished.
- OR If Windows does not detect the printer, go to the next step.
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window
opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Printers and Other
Hardware.
6
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Printers and Faxes icon, then
click/tap Add a printer. The Add Printer wizard opens.
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Install your printer by following the on-screen instructions.
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Help and
Support
For more information about installing a printer, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword installing a printer in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
See your peripheral device’s user guide for installation information and tips.
Because most installation software is periodically updated, you should also
check the manufacturer’s Web site for software updates.
Installing your old programs
You probably use some programs that did not come installed on your new
convertible tablet PC, such as personal finance software, graphics programs, or
games.
Spend some time going through your old computer’s Start and Programs menus,
making note of any programs you want to install on your new convertible
tablet PC. Locate your original program installation CDs and installation
guides. Your original CDs and guides should contain any serial numbers or
product ID keys that may be required for program installation and registration.
Remember to check the publisher’s Web site for important program updates.
Tips & Tricks
If your new convertible tablet PC comes with a newer
version of a program, it is usually better to use the newer
version than to reinstall the old one.
If you have trouble after installing your old programs, you can restore your
convertible tablet PC’s previous settings using System Restore.
Help and
Support
For more information about restoring your convertible
tablet PC’s previous settings, click/tap Start, then click/tap
Help and Support.
Type the keyword System Restore in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Gateway M275
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This chapter provides basic information about maintaining
your convertible tablet PC hardware and software. Read
this chapter to learn how to:
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Care for your convertible tablet PC
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Protect your convertible tablet PC from viruses
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Manage hard drive space
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Back up files
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Clean your convertible tablet PC
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Caring for your convertible
tablet PC
To extend the life of your convertible tablet PC:
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Be careful not to bump or drop your convertible tablet PC, and do not put
any objects on top of it. The case, although strong, is not made to support
extra weight.
■
When transporting your convertible tablet PC, we recommend that you
put it in a carrying case.
■
Keep diskettes, modular drives, and your convertible tablet PC away from
magnetic fields. Magnetic fields can erase data on both diskettes and hard
drives.
■
Never turn off your convertible tablet PC when the hard drive light is on
because data on the hard drive could be lost or corrupted.
■
Avoid subjecting your convertible tablet PC to extreme temperature
changes. The case and LCD panel can become brittle and easy to break in
cold temperatures and can melt or warp in high temperatures. Damage due
to either extreme is not covered by your warranty. As a general rule, your
convertible tablet PC is safest at temperatures that are comfortable for you.
■
Keep all liquids away from your convertible tablet PC. When spilled onto
computer components, almost any liquid can result in extremely expensive
repairs that are not covered under your warranty.
■
Avoid dusty or dirty work environments. Dust and dirt can clog the
internal mechanisms.
■
Do not block the ventilation fan.
■
When storing your convertible tablet PC for an extended period of time,
unplug AC power and remove the battery after discharging it partway.
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Use only your convertible tablet PC’s pen on the display. Do not write on
the surface with an ink pen or pencil.
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Nothing heavier than your writing hand should be placed on top of the
display.
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Protect the display surface from unnecessary contact by turning the screen
so it is in the notebook orientation and closing it when transporting the
Gateway convertible tablet PC. For more information, see “Converting the
display from notebook to tablet mode” on page 39.
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Never spray or pour liquids directly on the display surface.
■
Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
■
Use the special cleaning cloth included with your convertible tablet PC to
wipe away dust and fingerprints. Dampen the cloth with water or a mild
window glass cleaner solution but never spray anything directly on the
surface. If liquid collects around the edges, wipe it up immediately.
■
Always store the pen in the Gateway convertible tablet PC’s pen holder
when not in use. For more information, see “Right Side” on page 5.
■
Store extra pens horizontally in a box or drawer.
■
Pens should not be stored vertically on the tip because constant tip pressure
can affect pen-screen interaction.
■
The pen has electronics in it, so it should not be exposed to or immersed
in liquids.
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Replacing the pen point
Normal use can wear down the pen’s point, and also cause it to pick up abrasive
particles that may scratch the display. Therefore, the pen ships with extra points
and a replacement tool.
To replace the pen point:
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1
Use the replacement tool to grab the old point and pull it out of the pen.
2
Insert a new point and apply slight pressure to set it in place.
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Maintenance schedule
Use the following table to set up a regular maintenance schedule.
Maintenance task
Monthly
When needed
See...
Check for viruses
X
X
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X
page 229
Manage hard drive space
Clean up hard drives
X
X
page 230
Scan hard drive for errors
X
X
page 231
Defragment hard drive
X
X
page 233
Back up files
X
X
page 235
Recalibrate the battery
X
page 158
Clean convertible tablet PC case
X
page 237
Clean keyboard
X
page 238
Clean convertible tablet PC
screen
X
page 238
Clean mouse
X
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Protecting your convertible
tablet PC from viruses
A virus is a program that attaches itself to a file on a computer, then spreads
from one computer to another. Viruses can damage data or cause your
convertible tablet PC to malfunction. Some viruses go undetected for a period
of time because they are activated on a certain date.
Protect your convertible tablet PC from a virus by:
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Using the Norton® AntiVirus program to check files and programs that are
on diskettes, attached to e-mail messages, or downloaded from the
Internet.
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Checking all programs for viruses before installing them.
■
Disabling macros on suspicious Microsoft Word and Excel files. These
programs will warn you if a document that you are opening contains a
macro that might have a virus.
■
Periodically updating the Norton AntiVirus program to protect against the
latest viruses.
Help and
Support
For more information about protecting your convertible
tablet PC against viruses, click/tap Start, then click/tap
Help and Support.
Type the keyword viruses in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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To scan for viruses:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Norton AntiVirus, then click/tap Norton
AntiVirus 2003. Norton AntiVirus opens.
Scan for
viruses
2
Click/Tap Scan for Viruses.
Scan
3
Click/Tap the type of scan you want to make in the Scan for Viruses area,
then under Actions, click/tap Scan.
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To remove a virus:
1
If Norton AntiVirus finds a virus, follow all on-screen instructions to
remove the virus.
2
3
Turn off your convertible tablet PC and leave it off for at least 30 seconds.
Turn on your convertible tablet PC and rescan for the virus.
To update Norton AntiVirus:
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1
2
Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to update your Norton AntiVirus
program with the latest virus protection files.
4
When the program has finished, click/tap Finish.
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Norton AntiVirus, then click/tap LiveUpdate Norton AntiVirus. The LiveUpdate wizard opens.
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Managing hard drive space
Managing hard drive space
Windows provides several utilities you can use to manage your hard drive.
Checking hard drive space
To check hard drive space:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap My Computer. The My Computer window
opens.
2
Right-click/Button-tap the drive that you want to check for available file
space, then click/tap Properties. Drive space information appears.
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Using Disk Cleanup
Delete unnecessary files, such as temporary Windows files, to free hard drive
space.
To use the Windows Disk Cleanup program:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap My Computer. The My Computer window
opens.
2
Right-click/Button-tap the hard drive that you want to delete files from,
for example Local Disk (C:), then click/tap Properties. The Properties dialog
box opens at the General tab.
3
4
Click/Tap Disk Cleanup. The Disk Cleanup dialog box opens.
5
Click/Tap OK, then click/tap Yes.
Make sure that the check box beside each file type you want to delete is
selected. For more information about file types you can delete, read the
descriptions in the Disk Cleanup dialog box.
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Help and
Support
For more information about keeping the hard drive space
free of unnecessary files, click/tap Start, then click/tap
Help and Support.
Type the keyword disk cleanup in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Checking the hard drive for errors
The Error-checking program examines the hard drive for physical flaws and file
and folder problems. This program corrects file and folder problems and marks
flawed areas on the hard drive so Windows does not use them.
If you use your convertible tablet PC several hours every day, you probably want
to run Error-checking once a week. If you use your convertible tablet PC less
frequently, once a month may be adequate. Also use Error-checking if you
encounter hard drive problems.
To check the hard drive for errors:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap My Computer. The My Computer window
opens.
2
Right-click/Button-tap the hard drive that you want to check for errors,
for example Local Disk (C:), then click/tap Properties. The Properties dialog
box opens.
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Click/Tap the Tools tab.
4
5
Click/Tap Check Now.
Click/Tap the options you want to use, then click/tap Start. For help, press
F1. Windows checks the drive for errors. This process may take several
minutes. After Windows has finished checking the drive for errors, it
provides a summary of the problems that it found.
6
Correct any problems that are found by following the on-screen
instructions.
7
Click/Tap OK.
Help and
Support
For more information about checking the hard drive for
errors, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword checking for disk errors in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Defragmenting the hard drive
When working with files, sometimes Windows divides the file information into
pieces and stores them in different places on the hard drive. This is called
fragmentation, and it is normal. In order for your convertible tablet PC to use
a file, Windows must search for the pieces of the file and put them back
together. This process slows the hard drive performance.
The Disk Defragmenter program organizes the data on the drive so each file is
stored as one unit rather than as multiple pieces scattered across different areas
of the drive. Defragmenting the information stored on the drive can improve
hard drive performance.
While the Disk Defragmenter program is running, do not use your keyboard
or mouse because using them may continuously stop and restart the
defragmenting process. Also, if you are connected to a network, log off before
starting Disk Defragmenter. Network communication may stop the
defragmentation process and cause it to start over.
To defragment the hard drive:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap My Computer. The My Computer window
opens.
2
Right-click/Button-tap the hard drive that you want to defragment, for
example Local Disk (C:), then click/tap Properties. The Properties dialog box
opens.
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Click/Tap the Tools tab.
4
5
Click/Tap Defragment Now.
If Disk Defragmenter does not start automatically, click/tap Defragment or
Start.
Disk Defragmenter shows its progress on the computer display. When
finished, Disk Defragmenter asks if you want to quit the program.
6
Click/Tap Close or Yes, then click/tap the X in the top-right corner to close
the Disk Defragmenter window.
Help and
Support
For more information about defragmenting the hard drive,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword defragmenting in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Managing hard drive space
Backing up files
Backing up files and removing them from the hard drive frees space for new
files on the hard drive. It also protects you from losing important information
if the hard drive fails or you accidentally delete files.
You should back up your files regularly to a writable CD (if you have a
recordable drive) or to diskettes (if you have a diskette drive). Use a backup
device, such as a recordable drive or Zip drive, to do a complete hard drive
backup. For more information, see “Creating CDs using Nero Express” on
page 125. If you do not have a high-capacity backup device and you want to
purchase one, you can contact Gateway’s Add-on Sales department or visit the
Accessories Store at accessories.gateway.com.
Help and
Support
For more information about backing up files, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword saving files in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Using the Scheduled Task Wizard
The Scheduled Task Wizard lets you schedule maintenance tasks such as
running Disk Defragmenter and Error-checking.
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To start the Scheduled Task Wizard:
1
Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click/tap
Scheduled Tasks. The Scheduled Tasks window opens.
2
Double-click/Double-tap the Add Scheduled Task icon. The Scheduled Task
Wizard opens.
3
Click/Tap Next, then click/tap the task or program you want to schedule
and follow the on-screen instructions to customize the task.
Important
Your convertible tablet PC must be on during scheduled
tasks. If your convertible tablet PC is off, scheduled tasks
will not run.
Help and
Support
For more information about using the Scheduled Tasks
Wizard, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword Scheduled Task Wizard in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Cleaning your convertible
tablet PC
Keeping your convertible tablet PC clean and the vents free from dust helps
keep your convertible tablet PC performing at its best. You may want to gather
these items and put together a convertible tablet PC cleaning kit:
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A soft, lint-free cloth
■
An aerosol can of air that has a narrow, straw-like extension
■
Isopropyl alcohol
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Cotton swabs
■
A CD or DVD drive cleaning kit
Cleaning the exterior
Warning
When you shut down your convertible tablet PC, the power
turns off, but some electrical current still flows through your
convertible tablet PC. To avoid possible injury from
electrical shock, unplug the power cord and modem cable
from the wall outlets.
Always turn off your convertible tablet PC and other peripherals, then remove
the battery before cleaning any components.
Use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean your convertible tablet PC and other parts
of your convertible tablet PC. Do not use abrasive or solvent cleaners because
they can damage the finish on components.
Your convertible tablet PC is cooled by air circulated through the vents on the
case, so keep the vents free of dust. With your convertible tablet PC turned off
and unplugged, brush the dust away from the vents with a damp cloth. Be
careful not to drip any water into the vents. Do not attempt to clean dust from
the inside of your convertible tablet PC.
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Cleaning the keyboard
You should clean the keyboard occasionally by using an aerosol can of air with
a narrow, straw-like extension to remove dust and lint trapped under the keys.
If you spill liquid on the keyboard, turn off your convertible tablet PC and turn
your convertible tablet PC upside down. Let the liquid drain, then let the
keyboard dry before trying to use it again. If the keyboard does not work after
it dries, you may need to replace it.
Cleaning the convertible tablet PC screen
Use the special cleaning cloth included with your convertible tablet PC to wipe
away dust and fingerprints. Dampen the cloth with water or a mild window
glass cleaner solution but never spray anything directly on the surface.
Cleaning the mouse
If you have a mouse and the mouse pointer begins moving erratically across
the computer screen or becomes difficult to control precisely, cleaning the
mouse will likely improve its accuracy.
Clean your optical mouse by wiping the bottom of the mouse with a damp
lint-free cloth.
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To clean your trackball mouse:
1
2
Turn the mouse upside down.
3
4
Remove any dust, lint, or dirt from the mouse ball with a soft cloth.
Rotate the retaining ring on the bottom of the mouse counter-clockwise,
then remove the retaining ring and mouse ball.
Clean the mouse rollers with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol.
Mouse rollers
5
Replace the mouse ball and lock the retaining ring into place.
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Restoring
Software
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Read this chapter to learn how to:
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Reinstall device drivers
■
Update device drivers
■
Reinstall programs
■
Reinstall Windows
If you are not comfortable with the procedures covered in
this chapter, seek help from a more experienced computer
user or a computer service technician.
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Using the Gateway Windows XP
Pro Tablet PC DVD
Use the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD to reinstall device drivers, your
operating system, and other programs that were preinstalled at the factory.
Important
Before you try to fix a problem by reinstalling software from
your Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD, make
sure that you have tried these steps first:
Use the diagnostics and troubleshooting tools found in
Help and Support. For more information about
diagnostics and troubleshooting tools, click/tap Start,
then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword troubleshooting in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
■ Run System Restore. For more information about
System Restore, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword System Restore in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
■
See the Troubleshooting chapter of this guide.
If these steps do not resolve the problem, use the Gateway
Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD to reinstall device drivers
or programs.
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If reinstalling device drivers or programs does not resolve
the problem, reinstall Windows.
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Reinstalling device drivers
Device drivers are programs that control devices such as the computer display,
DVD drives, and modems. Drivers translate information between computer
devices and programs.
Drivers for your original convertible tablet PC hardware are installed at
Gateway. If you install a new device, you need to install the drivers provided
by the device manufacturer.
You should reinstall device drivers:
■
If directed to do so while troubleshooting
■
If you see a message indicating that there is a problem with a device driver
If you need to reinstall device drivers because you are directed to do so while
troubleshooting or if a message tells you that there is a problem with a device
driver, reinstall the device drivers by following the instructions below.
If you just reinstalled Windows XP, the device drivers were automatically
reinstalled.
To reinstall device drivers:
1
Insert the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD into the DVD or
DVD/CD-RW drive. If the program starts automatically, go to Step 5.
- OR If the program does not start automatically, go to Step 2.
Important
2
3
4
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Run. The Run dialog box opens.
In the Open text box, type d:\runmenu.exe (where d is the drive letter of
your DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive).
Click/Tap OK.
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If this is the first time you have inserted the Gateway Windows XP Pro
Tablet PC DVD, accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) by
clicking/tapping Yes, I accept it, then clicking/tapping Continue. The
Gateway Driver and Application Recovery program starts and the Drivers
and Application Recovery tab appears.
6
Select a single device driver to reinstall.
- OR Click/Tap Automatic Installation, then select multiple device drivers to
reinstall. (Grayed out drivers are not available for Automatic Installation.
To select these drivers, click/tap Manual Installation.)
7
8
Click/Tap Install.
Follow any additional on-screen instructions. Depending on the device
driver you are reinstalling, you may only need to restart your convertible
tablet PC to complete the installation. However, if a setup wizard opens
when you restart your convertible tablet PC, follow the on-screen
instructions.
Help and
Support
For more information about reinstalling device drivers,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword drivers in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Updating device drivers
The Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD contain a device driver update
utility that works over the Internet. If you do not have an Internet service
provider, the update utility works by direct-dialing the device driver update
service.
Important
If your convertible tablet PC came equipped with a
wireless device, only use the drivers approved for the
country the device will be used in. See the Gateway
Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD or the Gateway Technical
Support Web site (support.gateway.com).
If your convertible tablet PC came equipped with an
internal embedded wireless device, see “Safety,
Regulatory, and Legal Information” on page 309 for
general wireless regulatory and safety guidelines.To find
out if your convertible tablet PC has an internal wireless
device, check the label (see “Identifying your model” on
page 10).
To update device drivers:
1
Insert the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD into the DVD or
DVD/CD-RW drive. If the program starts automatically, go to Step 5.
- OR If the program does not start automatically, go to Step 2.
Important
2
3
4
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Run. The Run dialog box opens.
In the Open text box, type d:\runmenu.exe (where d is the drive letter of
the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive).
Click/Tap OK.
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If this is the first time you have inserted the Gateway Windows XP Pro
Tablet PC DVD, accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) by
clicking/tapping Yes, I accept it, then clicking/tapping Continue. The
Gateway Driver and Application Recovery program starts and the Drivers
and Application Recovery tab appears.
6
7
8
Click/Tap the Web Updates tab.
Click/Tap Check Now. The Connect window opens.
Install available updated device drivers by following the on-screen
instructions. Depending on the device driver you are updating, you may
only need to restart your convertible tablet PC to complete the installation.
However, if a setup wizard opens when you restart your convertible
tablet PC, follow the on-screen instructions.
Help and
Support
For more information about updating device drivers,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword updating drivers in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Reinstalling programs
If you have problems running a program or if you have reinstalled your
operating system, you can reinstall programs from the Gateway Windows XP Pro
Tablet PC DVD and other program CDs. If you are reinstalling programs from
other program CDs, follow the installation instructions on each CD. If you want
to reinstall a program, uninstall the old version first.
To reinstall programs from the Drivers and Applications CD:
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If you just reinstalled Windows, go to Step 4. Otherwise, go to the next
step.
2
3
Click/Tap Start, Control Panel, then click/tap Add or Remove Programs.
In the Currently Installed Programs list, click/tap the program you want to
uninstall, then click/tap Change/Remove and follow the on-screen
instructions.
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4
Insert the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD into the DVD or
DVD/CD-RW drive. If the program starts automatically, go to Step 8.
- OR If the program does not start automatically, go to Step 5.
Important
5
6
7
8
9
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Run. The Run dialog box opens.
In the Open text box, type d:\runmenu.exe (where d is the drive letter of
your DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive).
Click/Tap OK.
If this is the first time you have inserted the Gateway Windows XP Pro
Tablet PC DVD, accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) by
clicking/tapping Yes, I accept it, then clicking/tapping Continue. The
Gateway Driver and Application Recovery program starts and the Drivers
and Application Recovery tab appears.
Select a single program to reinstall.
- OR Click/Tap Automatic Installation, then select multiple programs to reinstall.
(Grayed out programs are not available for Automatic Installation. To select
these programs, click/tap Manual Installation.)
10
11
Click/Tap Install.
Follow any additional on-screen instructions. Depending on the programs
you are reinstalling, you may only need to restart your convertible
tablet PC to complete the installation. However, if a setup wizard opens
when you restart your convertible tablet PC, follow the on-screen
instructions.
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Help and
Support
For more information about reinstalling programs, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword installing programs in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
To reinstall other programs from a CD:
1
If you just reinstalled Windows, go to Step 4. Otherwise, go to the next
step.
2
3
Click/Tap Start, Control Panel, then click/tap Add or Remove Programs.
4
Insert the program CD into the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive.
In the Currently Installed Programs list, click/tap the program you want to
uninstall, then click/tap Change/Remove and follow the on-screen
instructions.
Important
5
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
Complete the program reinstallation by following the instructions
included with the program CD.
Reinstalling Windows
If your convertible tablet PC is not working correctly, try the following options
to correct the problem:
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Troubleshooting. For more information, see “Troubleshooting” on
page 279.
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Running System Restore.
■
Reinstalling device drivers. For more information, see “Reinstalling device
drivers” on page 243.
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Reinstalling Windows
If the options above do not correct the problem, you can use the Gateway
Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD to reinstall Windows and other software.
The Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD steps you through reinstalling
Windows XP. If you are reinstalling Windows XP, the Gateway Windows XP Pro
Tablet PC DVD automatically reinstalls the hardware device drivers and some
programs as well. You can install any remaining programs by using the program
CDs that came with your convertible tablet PC. To reinstall your programs,
follow the instructions in “Reinstalling programs” on page 246.
Important
If you are prompted for your Windows product key when
you reinstall Windows, you can find the key on the
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label located on the
bottom of your convertible tablet PC case. For more
information, see “Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity” on
page 11.
To reinstall Windows XP and the device drivers:
Caution
Back up your personal files before you use this option.
All files on your convertible tablet PC will be deleted!
1
Insert the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD into the DVD or
DVD/CD-RW drive.
Important
2
3
4
5
6
7
If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you
need to swap modules. For more information about
swapping modules, see “Changing modules” on page 110.
Restart your convertible tablet PC.
Select 2. Boot from CD-ROM.
Select a language option.
Select 1. Delete all files (Automated Fdisk/Format).
Select 1. Continue deleting all files and restart.
When prompted, press any key to continue.
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9
10
11
12
Select 2. Boot from CD-ROM.
Select a language option.
Select 2. Automated installation of Windows (XP).
When prompted, accept the License Agreement by pressing Y.
Wait while the setup program copies files to your hard drive. When your
convertible tablet PC restarts, do NOT press any key to boot from CD.
The Gateway Application Loader automatically installs your drivers and
programs. Your convertible tablet PC restarts several times during this
process. Do not press any keys or buttons during this process unless
prompted to do so.
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When the Gateway Application Loader has finished, go to the Windows
desktop by clicking/tapping OK.
14
Install additional programs by following the instructions in “Reinstalling
programs” on page 246.
15
Install other software, such as Microsoft Works Suite and gaming software,
by following the instructions in “To reinstall other programs from a CD:”
on page 248.
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Gateway M275
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This chapter provides information about adding hardware
devices to your convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter to
learn how to:
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Add and remove PC Cards
■
Add and replace memory
■
Replace the hard drive
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Adding and removing a PC Card
Your convertible tablet PC has a PC Card slot (also known as a PCMCIA card
slot). This slot accepts one Type II card.
You do not need to restart your convertible tablet PC when changing most cards
because your convertible tablet PC supports hot-swapping. Hot-swapping means
that you can insert a PC Card while your convertible tablet PC is running. If
your PC Card does not work after hot-swapping, see the PC Card manufacturer’s
documentation for further information.
To insert a PC Card:
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Push the card firmly into the PC Card slot label-side up until the outer edge
of the card is flush with the side of your convertible tablet PC.
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To remove a PC Card:
1
Click/Tap the remove hardware
then click/tap Stop.
icon in the taskbar, the PC Card name,
-ORTurn off your convertible tablet PC.
Important
2
3
If the remove hardware icon does not appear on the
taskbar, click/tap the show hidden icons
button.
Press the PC Card eject button once to release the eject button.
Press the PC Card eject button again to eject the PC Card.
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Preventing static electricity
discharge
The components inside your convertible tablet PC are extremely sensitive to
static electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Warning
ESD can permanently damage electrostatic
discharge-sensitive components in your convertible
tablet PC. Prevent ESD damage by following ESD
guidelines every time you install memory or replace the
hard drive.
Warning
To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and
moving parts, turn off your convertible tablet PC and
unplug the power cord and modem and network cables
before opening the case.
Before installing memory or replacing the hard drive, follow these guidelines:
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Turn off your convertible tablet PC.
■
Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and
attach it to a bare metal part of your workbench or other grounded
connection.
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To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object
into the vent holes of your convertible tablet PC.
■
Touch a bare metal surface on your workbench or other grounded object.
■
Unplug the power cord and the modem and network cables.
■
Remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on
page 159.
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Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.
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Before working with computer components, follow these guidelines:
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Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing
foam.
■
Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready
to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags
because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.
■
Always hold components by their edges. Avoid touching the edge
connectors. Never slide components over any surface.
Adding or replacing memory
Your convertible tablet PC uses memory modules called SO-DIMMs (Small
Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules). The modules are available in various
capacities and any module can be placed in the memory bay. Use only memory
modules designed for the Gateway M275 for upgrading your memory.
SO-DIMMs are located in two places inside your convertible tablet PC. Both
SO-DIMMs can be upgraded. For instructions on upgrading the SO-DIMM
located on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC, see “Adding or replacing
memory in the memory bay” on page 256. For instructions on upgrading the
SO-DIMM located under the keyboard of your convertible tablet PC, see
“Replacing memory under the keyboard” on page 259.
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Adding or replacing memory in the memory
bay
Important
Use only memory modules designed for the
Gateway M275.
Memory
bay
To add or replace memory modules:
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1
Follow the instructions under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 254.
2
Turn off your convertible tablet PC, disconnect the AC adapter and modem
and network cables.
3
Disconnect your convertible tablet PC from the optional port replicator
(see “Disconnecting from the port replicator” on page 277).
4
Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.
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5
Remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on
page 159.
6
Loosen the two memory bay cover screws, then remove the memory bay
cover.
Screws
7
If you are removing a module, gently press outward on the clip at each
end of the memory module until the module tilts upward.
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Pull the memory module out of the slot.
9
Hold the new or replacement module at a 30-degree angle and press it into
the empty memory slot. This module is keyed so it can only be inserted
in one direction. If the module does not fit, make sure that the notch in
the module lines up with the tab in the memory bay.
Important
10
11
12
13
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Use only memory modules designed for the
Gateway M275.
Gently push the module down until it clicks in place.
Replace the memory bay cover and tighten the cover screws.
Insert the batteries, then turn your convertible tablet PC over.
Reattach the optional port replicator.
Connect the power adapter and modem and network cables, then turn on
your convertible tablet PC.
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Replacing memory under the keyboard
Important
Use only memory modules designed for the
Gateway M275 for upgrading your memory.
Installing replacement memory under the keyboard is a process consisting of
three procedures that must be done in sequence:
1
2
3
Open the keyboard compartment.
Replace the memory.
Reattach the keyboard.
Opening the keyboard compartment
To open the keyboard compartment:
1
Follow the instructions under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 254.
2
Turn off your convertible tablet PC, disconnect the AC adapter and modem
and network cables.
3
4
Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.
Remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on
page 159.
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Remove the two keyboard screws marked with a K.
Screw
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7
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Screw
Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the top is facing up.
Open the LCD panel to the normal viewing position.
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Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver under the bottom of the keyboard
bezel between the F11 and F12 keys and gently pry it up.
Important
9
Inserting a piece of cloth between the screwdriver and
keyboard will help prevent damage to your convertible
tablet PC.
Remove the bezel from your convertible tablet PC by pulling the bezel
toward you and at the same time lifting its front to clear the keyboard.
You will hear small snapping sounds as the bezel comes away from your
convertible tablet PC. Be careful not to break off the tabs found on the
bottom of the bezel.
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With a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the four keyboard screws and
put them in a safe place.
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Lift the back edge of the keyboard, then slowly rotate it toward you so it
lies keys-down on top of your convertible tablet PC. Be careful not to
damage the LCD panel, or unplug the keyboard ribbon cable.
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Replacing the memory
To replace the memory:
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1
Gently press outward on the clip at each end of the memory module until
the module tilts upward.
2
Pull the memory module out of the slot.
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3
Hold the new or replacement module at a 30-degree angle and press it into
the empty memory slot. This module is keyed so it can only be inserted
in one direction. If the module does not fit, make sure that the notch in
the module lines up with the tab in the memory bay.
Important
4
Use only memory modules designed for the
Gateway M275.
Gently push the module down until it clicks in place.
Reattaching the keyboard
To reattach the keyboard:
1
Rotate the keyboard toward the LCD panel until the keyboard is
almost face-up.
2
Insert the tabs on the front of the keyboard under the palm rest.
Tabs
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Gently press the keyboard down until it is flat all the way across. The
keyboard should easily fall into place. Be careful not to damage the
LCD panel.
4
Replace the four keyboard screws.
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5
Slide the tabs on the bottom side of the bezel under your convertible tablet
PC frame.
6
Press down on the bezel in several places to make sure it is correctly
mounted. The bezel is correctly mounted when you can run you finger
along the bezel and find no loose spots. The bezel should be flat all the
way across.
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Replacing the hard drive kit
Warning
7
8
9
10
If the bezel is not correctly replaced, your convertible tablet
PC could be damaged when you try to close the LCD
panel.
Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.
Replace the two keyboard screws.
Insert the batteries, then turn your convertible tablet PC over.
Connect the power adapter and modem and network cables, then turn on
your convertible tablet PC.
Replacing the hard drive kit
If you would like more hard drive capacity, you can replace your original drive
with a higher-capacity drive.
Hard
drive
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To replace the hard drive kit:
1
Follow the instructions under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 254.
2
See “Backing up files” on page 235 for instructions on saving data files from
your old hard drive to backup media.
3
Turn off your convertible tablet PC, disconnect the AC adapter and modem
and network cables.
4
Disconnect your convertible tablet PC from the optional port replicator
(see “Disconnecting from the port replicator” on page 277).
5
6
Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.
7
Remove the two hard drive kit screws.
Remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on
page 159.
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Use a magnetic screwdriver or turn your convertible
tablet PC over to remove the screws.
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8
Slide the old hard drive kit out of your convertible tablet PC.
9
If your new hard drive already includes the hard drive kit bracket, go to
Step 14.
-ORIf you need to move the hard drive kit bracket from your old hard drive
kit to your new hard drive, go to Step 10.
10
Remove the two screws that secure the hard drive to the hard drive kit
bracket.
Screw
Screw
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12
13
14
15
Remove the bracket from the old drive.
16
17
18
Insert the batteries, then turn your convertible tablet PC over.
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See “Reinstalling Windows” on page 248 for instructions on installing
Windows, your drivers, and your applications.
Insert the new drive into the bracket so the screw holes line up.
Replace the two screws that secure the bracket to the drive.
Place the new hard drive kit into the bay and slide it into the connector.
Replace the screws that secure the hard drive kit to your convertible
tablet PC.
Reattach the optional port replicator.
Connect the power adapter and modem and network cables, then turn on
your convertible tablet PC.
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Port Replicator
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The optional port replicator gives you a convenient way to
attach external devices such as a monitor, a full-size
keyboard, or an AC adapter.
Although devices can be attached directly to the ports on
your convertible tablet PC, the port replicator lets you
make all of those connections in one step. The port
replicator also gives you access to additional ports not
found on your convertible tablet PC.
Read this chapter to learn:
■
Where ports and jacks are located
■
How to connect and disconnect the port replicator
■
How to secure the port replicator with a locking cable
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Front
Kensington
lock ring
Component
Docking
port
Icon
Docking
release
latch
Description
Kensington™ lock ring
Secure your convertible tablet PC and port replicator to
an object by connecting a Kensington cable lock through
this ring and into the Kensington lock slot on your
convertible tablet PC. For more information, see
“Securing your port replicator” on page 278.
Docking port
Connect your convertible tablet PC to this port.
Warning! Power is passed through this port. This
docking connection is certified to UL 1950 for use only
with convertible tablet PCs designed for your Gateway
port replicator.
Docking release latch
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Press the release latch to attach the convertible
tablet PC. Lift the release latch to release your
convertible tablet PC.
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Left side
USB port
Component
USB port
Icon
Description
Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a
diskette drive, flash drive, Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer,
scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into this port.
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Back
S/PDIF digital
audio jack
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Parallel
port
S-Video
out jack
Serial
port
Monitor
port
USB
ports
Ethernet
jack
Power connector
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Line in jack
Component
Icon
Description
S/PDIF digital audio jack
Plug an optical (Toslink) AC-3 digital audio cable into this
jack.
S-Video out jack
Plug a standard S-Video cable into this jack and the jack
on an S-Video device (such as a television or VCR). For
more information, see “Viewing the display on a
television” on page 150.
USB ports
Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a USB
Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer, scanner, camera,
keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.
Power connector
Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.
Microphone jack
Plug a microphone into this jack.
Headphone jack
Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack.
The built-in speakers on your convertible tablet PC are
turned off when speakers or headphones are plugged
into this jack.
This jack is turned off when headphones are plugged into
your convertible tablet PC’s headphone jack.
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Component
Icon
Description
Line in jack
Connect an external audio input source (such as a
stereo) to this jack so that you can record sound on your
convertible tablet PC or play sound through your
convertible tablet PC speakers.
Parallel port
Plug a parallel device (such as a printer) into this port.
Serial port
Plug a serial device (such as a digital camera) into this
port.
Monitor port
Plug an analog VGA monitor into this port.
Ethernet jack
Plug a 10/100 Ethernet network cable into this jack. For
more information, see “Connecting to a wired Ethernet
network” on page 48 and “Networking Your
Gateway M275” on page 197.
PS/2 keyboard port
Plug a Personal System/2 (PS/2) keyboard into this port.
Attaching a PS/2 keyboard to your port replicator may
deactivate the built-in keyboard.
PS/2 mouse port
Plug a Personal System/2 (PS/2) mouse into this port.
Attaching a PS/2 mouse to your port replicator may
deactivate the touchpad.
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Connecting to the port replicator
You can attach your convertible tablet PC to the port replicator while your
convertible tablet PC is off, on, or in Standby mode.
Attaching to the port replicator
To attach your convertible tablet PC to the port replicator:
1
2
Make sure the docking release latch is in the fully raised position.
3
Press down on the docking release latch until your convertible tablet PC
moves into place.
4
Connect external devices to the ports on the port replicator.
Align the connector holes on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC with
the docking posts on the port replicator.
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Your convertible tablet PC may detect additional devices
and add drivers after being attached to the port replicator.
This process must be completed for components to work
correctly. Follow any on-screen instructions, if necessary.
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Disconnecting from the port replicator
You can separate your convertible tablet PC from the port replicator while your
convertible tablet PC is off or on (not in Standby or Hibernate mode).
To separate your convertible tablet PC from the port replicator:
1
If your convertible tablet PC is off, go to Step 2.
-ORClick/Tap Start, then click/tap Undock Computer. The Undock Computer
menu item appears in the Start menu only while your convertible tablet PC
is docked.
2
Pull up on the docking release latch. Your convertible tablet PC will move
out and away from the port replicator.
3
Lift your convertible tablet PC off of the port replicator.
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Securing your port replicator
You can secure your convertible tablet PC and port replicator to an object by
using the security ring located on the left side of the port replicator and the
Kensington lock slot located on the left side of your convertible tablet PC.
To secure your convertible tablet PC and port replicator:
1
2
3
Open the security ring on the port replicator.
Attach your convertible tablet PC to the port replicator.
Secure one end of the Kensington cable to a solid object, then run the other
end of the cable through the security ring and lock it into the slot provided
on the left side of your convertible tablet PC.
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If your are using a PC Card in your convertible tablet PC,
attach the Kensington cable to the Kensington slot located
on the right side of your convertible tablet PC.
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This chapter provides some solutions to common
convertible tablet PC problems. Read this chapter to learn
how to:
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Troubleshoot typical hardware and software problems
■
Get telephone support
■
Use automated troubleshooting systems
■
Get tutoring and training
If the suggestions in this chapter do not correct the
problem, see “Getting Help” on page 51 for more
information about how to get help.
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Safety guidelines
While troubleshooting your convertible tablet PC, follow these safety
guidelines:
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Never remove the memory bay cover, keyboard, or hard drive kit if your
convertible tablet PC is turned on, the batteries are installed, or while the
modem cable, network cable, or AC power adapter are connected to your
convertible tablet PC.
■
Make sure that you are correctly grounded before accessing internal
components. For more information about preventing damage from static
electricity, see “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 254.
■
After you complete any maintenance tasks where you remove the memory
bay cover, keyboard, or hard drive kit, make sure that you replace the cover,
keyboard, or hard drive kit, reinstall any screws, then replace the batteries
before you start your convertible tablet PC.
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Do not try to troubleshoot your problem if power cords or
plugs are damaged, if your convertible tablet PC was
dropped, or if the case was damaged. Instead, unplug your
convertible tablet PC and contact a qualified computer
technician.
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First steps
If you have problems with your convertible tablet PC, try these things first:
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Make sure that the AC power adapter is connected to your convertible
tablet PC and an AC outlet and that the AC outlet is supplying power.
■
If you use a power strip or surge protector, make sure that it is turned on.
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If a peripheral device (such as a keyboard or mouse) does not work, make
sure that all connections are secure.
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Make sure that your hard drive is not full.
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If an error message appears on the screen, write down the exact message.
The message may help Gateway Technical Support in diagnosing and
fixing the problem.
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If you added or removed peripheral devices, review the installation
procedures you performed and make sure that you followed each
instruction.
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If an error occurs in a program, see the program’s printed documentation
or the online help.
Help and
Support
For more information about troubleshooting, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword troubleshooting in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Software support tools
Your convertible tablet PC may include the following support tool to help you
diagnose and fix problems:
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PC Doctor is a comprehensive hardware diagnostic and system information
tool that can test your convertible tablet PC and determine its
configuration. PC Doctor provides 85 professional diagnostic tests directly
from your convertible tablet PC.
This support tool is available by clicking/tapping Start, All Programs, then
clicking/tapping Gateway Utilities.
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Audio
See “Sound” on page 302.
Battery
See “Power” on page 299.
Device installation
You have computer problems after adding a new device
Sometimes a new device, such as a PC Card, can cause a system resource (IRQ)
conflict. Check IRQ usage to determine if there is an IRQ conflict.
To check IRQ usage:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel
window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap System, click/tap the Hardware
tab, then click/tap Device Manager. The Device Manager window
opens.
3
Click/Tap View, then click/tap Resources by type.
Double-click/Double-tap Interrupt request (IRQ). All IRQs and their
hardware assignments are displayed.
Help and
Support
For more information about IRQs, click/tap Start, then
click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword IRQs in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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To free IRQ resources for the new device:
1
In the Device Manager window, check the device list for a resource
conflict. A resource conflict appears as a black exclamation point in
a yellow circle.
2
Remove the device you are trying to install, then determine which
one of the existing devices or ports you can disable.
3
Right-click/Button-tap the device or port you want to disable, then
click/tap Disable. The device or port is disabled.
Diskette drive (external)
The diskette drive is not recognized
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Shut down and restart your convertible tablet PC.
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The USB cable may not be inserted completely into the USB port. Press
the cable into the port, then try to access the diskette again.
You see an “Access Denied” or “Write protect” error message
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Move the write-protection tab in the upper-right corner of the diskette
down (unprotected).
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The diskette may be full. Delete unnecessary files on the diskette and try
again.
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Not all diskettes are IBM-compatible. Make sure that the diskette you are
using is IBM-compatible.
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Try a different diskette. Occasionally diskettes are flawed and cannot be
read by the diskette drive.
You see a “Disk is full” error message
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Delete unnecessary files on the diskette.
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Try a different diskette. Occasionally diskettes are flawed and cannot be
read by the diskette drive.
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Run Error checking on the diskette. For more information, see “Checking
the hard drive for errors” on page 231. If errors are detected and corrected,
try using the diskette again.
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You see a “Non-system disk”, “NTLDR is missing”, or “Disk error”
error message
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Eject the diskette from the diskette drive, then press ENTER.
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Make sure that the diskette you are using is IBM-compatible.
The diskette drive status indicator is lit continuously
Remove the diskette from the drive. If the indicator stays on, try restarting your
convertible tablet PC.
Display
The screen is too dark
Adjust the brightness using the system keys. For more information, see “System
key combinations” on page 30.
The screen resolution is not correct
Change the screen resolution from the Display Properties dialog box. For more
information, see “Adjusting the screen resolution” on page 184.
Help and
Support
For more information about changing the screen
resolution, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword screen resolution in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
The text on the display is dim or difficult to read
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Adjust the brightness and contrast using the system keys. For more
information, see “System key combinations” on page 30.
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Change the display settings. For more information, see “Adjusting the
screen and desktop settings” on page 182.
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Move your convertible tablet PC away from sources of electrical
interference, such as televisions, unshielded speakers, microwaves,
fluorescent lights, and metal beams or shelves.
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The display has pixels that are always dark or too bright
This condition is normal and inherent in the TFT technology used in
active-matrix LCD screens. Gateway’s inspection standards keep these to a
minimum. If you feel these pixels are unacceptably numerous or dense on your
display, contact Gateway Technical Support to identify whether a repair or
replacement is justified based on the number of pixels affected.
DVD or DVD/CD-RW drives
Your convertible tablet PC does not recognize a disc
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The disc may not be seated correctly in the tray. When you place a disc
on the tray, make sure that you press the disc firmly onto the spindle so
the retainers hold the disc in place.
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The modular drive may not be inserted completely into the modular bay.
Press the module into the bay, then try to access the disc again.
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Make sure that the disc label is facing up, then try again.
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Try a different disc. Occasionally discs are flawed and cannot be read by
the drive.
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Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may not be able to
play these CDs on your convertible tablet PC.
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Your convertible tablet PC may be experiencing some temporary memory
problems. Shut down and restart your convertible tablet PC.
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Clean the disc. For more information, see “Cleaning CDs or DVDs” on
page 287.
An audio CD does not produce sound
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Make sure that the CD label is facing up, then try again.
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Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may not be able to
play these CDs on your convertible tablet PC.
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Make sure that the volume control on your convertible tablet PC is turned
up. For more information, see “System key combinations” on page 30.
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Make sure that the Windows volume control is turned up. For more
information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 102.
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Make sure that Mute controls are turned off. For more information about
the mute setting, see “System key combinations” on page 30 or “Adjusting
the volume” on page 102.
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Make sure that headphones are not plugged into the headphone jack. For
the location of the headphone jack, see “Left Side” on page 3 and “Back”
on page 274.
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If you are using powered speakers, make sure that they are plugged in and
turned on.
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Clean the CD. For more information, see “Cleaning CDs or DVDs” on
page 287.
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Your convertible tablet PC may be experiencing some temporary memory
problems. Shut down and restart your convertible tablet PC.
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Reinstall the audio device drivers. For more information, see “Reinstalling
device drivers” on page 243.
A DVD movie will not play
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Make sure that the label or side you want to play is facing up, then try
again.
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Shut down and restart your convertible tablet PC.
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Clean the DVD. For more information, see “Cleaning CDs or DVDs” on
page 287.
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DVD discs and drives contain regional codes that help control DVD title
exports and help reduce illegal disc distribution. To be able to play a DVD,
the disc’s regional code and your DVD drive’s regional code must match.
The regional code on your DVD drive is determined by your convertible
tablet PC’s delivery address. The regional code for the United States and
Canada is 1. The regional code for Mexico is 4. Your DVD drive’s regional
code must match the regional code of the disc. The regional code for the
disc is on the disc, disc documentation, or packaging.
If the DVD movie does not play, the disc’s regional code and your DVD
drive’s regional code may not match.
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Make sure that the InterVideo program has been installed on your
convertible tablet PC. See “Playing a DVD” on page 124 for more
information.
A DVD does not produce sound on a TV
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Audio is not transmitted through the S-Video out jack. Use the built-in
speakers, a set of headphones or external powered speakers, or connect
your convertible tablet PC to a stereo system to hear sound while playing
a DVD.
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Cleaning CDs or DVDs
Wipe from the center to the edge, not around in a circle, using a product made
especially for the purpose.
File management
A file was accidentally deleted
If a file was deleted at a DOS prompt or in Windows while holding down the
SHIFT key, the file cannot be restored.
To restore deleted files:
1
2
Double-click/Double-tap the Recycle Bin icon.
Right-click/Button-tap the file you want to restore, then click/tap
Restore. The file is restored to the place where it was originally
deleted from.
If the Recycle Bin was emptied before you tried to restore a file, the
file cannot be restored.
Help and
Support
For more information about restoring deleted files, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword System Restore in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Hard drive
You see an “Insufficient disk space” error message
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Delete unnecessary files from the hard drive using Disk Cleanup. For more
information, see “Using Disk Cleanup” on page 230.
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Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking/button-tapping the Recycle Bin
icon, then clicking/tapping Empty Recycle Bin.
Caution
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All deleted files will be lost when you empty the Recycle
Bin.
Save your files to a diskette or another drive. If the hard drive is full, copy
any files not regularly used to diskettes or other backup media, then delete
them from the hard drive.
Help and
Support
For more information about file management, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword file management in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
You see a “Data error” message
This may be the result of a defective area on the hard drive. To fix hard drive
problems, run the Error checking program. For more information, see
“Checking the hard drive for errors” on page 231.
The hard drive cannot be accessed, or you see a “General failure
reading drive C” error message
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If a diskette is in the diskette drive, eject it and restart your convertible
tablet PC.
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Make sure that the hard drive is installed correctly. Remove it, firmly
reinsert it, then restart your convertible tablet PC. For more information,
see “Replacing the hard drive kit” on page 267.
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If your convertible tablet PC has been subjected to static electricity or
physical shock, you may need to reinstall the operating system.
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You see a “Non-system disk”, “NTLDR is missing”, or “disk” error
message
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Eject the diskette from the diskette drive, then press ENTER.
Interface/Ports
The buttons on the convertible tablet PC’s LCD panel do not do what
they are supposed to
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The button functions have been changed. Reset button functions in the
Buttons tab of the Tablet and Pen Settings dialog box. For more information,
see “Programming the buttons” on page 190.
The convertible tablet PC does not recognize the PC Card
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The card is incorrectly inserted. Eject the card and re-insert it with the label
side up. For more information, see “Adding and removing a PC Card” on
page 252.
The convertible tablet PC does not recognize a USB or 1394 peripheral
device
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The peripheral device is not connected to the convertible tablet PC
correctly. Check the connection cable, and be sure it is inserted in the
correct port on the convertible tablet PC and the peripheral device.
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The correct driver is not built into Windows XP. Use the device’s
installation CD or check the manufacturer’s Web site for the correct driver.
Internet
You cannot connect to the Internet
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Make sure that the modem cable is plugged into the modem jack and not
the Ethernet network jack. See “Right Side” on page 5 to make sure that
the connections have been made correctly.
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Make sure that your convertible tablet PC is connected to the telephone
line and the telephone line has a dial tone.
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If you have the call waiting feature on your telephone line, make sure that
it is disabled.
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Make sure that you are not using a digital, rollover, or PBX line. These lines
do not work with your modem.
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Make sure that your account with your Internet service provider (ISP) is
set up correctly. Contact your ISP technical support for help.
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Make sure that you do not have a problem with your modem. For more
information, see “Modem (dial-up)” on page 292
Help and
Support
For more information about troubleshooting Internet
connections, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and
Support.
Type the keyword troubleshooting connections in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
You see an “Unable to locate host” message and are unable to browse
the Internet
This problem can occur when you have typed a URL (Web address) incorrectly,
you have lost your Internet connection, or your ISP is having technical
difficulties.
Double-check the URL or try a different URL. If the error message still appears,
disconnect from the ISP connection and close your browser, then reconnect
and open the browser. If you still get the error, your ISP may be having technical
difficulties.
Connecting to a Web site takes too long
Many factors can affect Internet performance:
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The condition of the telephone lines in your residence or at your local
telephone service
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The condition of the Internet computers to which you connect and
the number of users accessing those computers
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The complexity of graphics and multimedia on Web pages
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Having multiple Web browsers open, performing multiple downloads, and
having multiple programs open on your convertible tablet PC
People are sending you e-mail messages, but you have not received
any mail
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Click/Tap the receive button in your e-mail program.
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Make sure that your account with your Internet service provider (ISP) is
set up correctly. Contact your ISP for technical support.
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Keyboard
The built-in keyboard does not work
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Attaching a PS/2 keyboard to your port replicator while your convertible
tablet PC is running may deactivate the built-in keyboard.
The external keyboard does not work
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Make sure that the keyboard cable is plugged in correctly.
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Remove all extension cables and switchboxes.
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Clean the keyboard by using an aerosol can of air with a narrow, straw-like
extension to remove dust and lint trapped under the keys.
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Try a keyboard that you know works to make sure that the keyboard port
works.
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If you spilled liquid in the keyboard, turn off your convertible tablet PC
and unplug the keyboard. Clean the keyboard and turn it upside down to
drain it. Let the keyboard dry before using it again. If the keyboard does
not work after it dries, you may need to replace it.
A keyboard character keeps repeating or you see a “Keyboard stuck”
or “Key failure” error message
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Make sure that nothing is resting on the keyboard.
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Make sure that a key is not stuck. Press each key to loosen a key that might
be stuck, then restart your convertible tablet PC.
Memory
You see a “Memory error” message
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Make sure that the memory modules are inserted correctly in the memory
bay slots. For more information, see “Adding or replacing memory” on
page 255.
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Use PC Doctor or a third-party diagnostic program to help determine if a
memory module is failing. For more information, see “Adding or replacing
memory” on page 255.
You see a “Not enough memory” error message
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Close all programs, then restart your convertible tablet PC.
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Help and
Support
For more information about troubleshooting memory
errors, click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword memory error in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Memory card reader
Drive letter for the memory card slot does not appear in the My
Computer window
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Reboot your convertible tablet PC.
Modem (dial-up)
Your modem does not dial or does not connect
■
Make sure that the modem cable is plugged into the modem jack and not
the Ethernet network jack. See “Right Side” on page 5 to make sure that
the connections have been made correctly.
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Make sure that your convertible tablet PC is connected to the telephone
line and the telephone line has a dial tone.
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Make sure that the modem cable is less than 6 feet (1.8 meters) long.
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Remove any line splitters or surge protectors from your telephone line,
then check for a dial tone by plugging a working telephone into the
telephone wall jack.
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If you have additional telephone services such as call waiting, call
messaging, or voice mail, make sure that all messages are cleared and call
waiting is disabled before using the modem. Contact your telephone
service to get the correct code to temporarily disable the service. Also make
sure that the modem dialing properties are set appropriately.
To check the dialing properties:
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Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel
window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Printers and Other Hardware.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Phone and Modem Options
icon, then click/tap the Dialing Rules tab.
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Click/Tap the location from which you are dialing, then click/tap
Edit.
4
Make sure that all settings are correct.
Help and
Support
For more information about dialing properties, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword dialing in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Disconnect any answering machine, fax machine, or printer that is on the
same line as the modem. Do not connect these devices to the same
telephone line as the modem.
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Make sure that you are not using a digital, rollover, or PBX line. These lines
do not work with your modem.
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Check for line noise (scratchy, crackling, or popping sounds). Line noise
is a common problem that can cause the modem to connect at a slower
rate, abort downloads, or even disconnect. The faster the modem, the less
line noise it can tolerate and still work correctly.
Listen to the line using your telephone. Dial a single number (such as 1).
When the dial tone stops, listen for line noise. Wiggle the modem cable
to see if that makes a difference. Make sure that the connectors are free
from corrosion and all screws in the wall or telephone wall jack are secure.
You can also call your telephone service and have the telephone line
checked for noise or low line levels.
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Try another telephone line (either a different telephone number in your
house or a telephone line at a different location). If you can connect on
this line, call your telephone service.
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Try connecting with the modem at a lower connection speed. If reducing
the connect speed lets you connect, call your telephone service. The
telephone line may be too noisy.
You cannot connect to the Internet
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The ISP may be having technical difficulties. Contact your ISP for technical
support.
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See if the modem works with a different communications program. The
problem may be with just one program.
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Your 56K modem does not connect at 56K
Current FCC regulations restrict actual data transfer rates over public telephone
lines to 53K. Other factors, such as line noise, telephone service provider
equipment, or ISP limitations, may lower the speed even further.
If your convertible tablet PC has a v.90 modem, the speed at which you can
upload (send) data is limited to 33.6K. If your convertible tablet PC has a v.92
modem, the speed at which you can upload data is limited to 48K. Your ISP
may not support 48K uploads.
You can check modem connection speeds and dial-up network (DUN)
connections by accessing the gateway.your.way dial-up server. The server also
contains drivers, patches, and updates for current Gateway hardware and
software.
The server provides a secure connection and is a stand-alone server. You cannot
use it to access the Internet. The server cannot be accessed Mondays from
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT.
To access the gateway.your.way dial-up server:
1
Insert the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD into the DVD or
DVD/CD-RW drive.
2
3
Click/Tap Help, then click/tap Support Web Site.
To check your modem connection speed, click/tap the Direct Dial
option. After your modem connects, move the mouse pointer over
the Dial-Up Networking icon (located next to the clock on your
taskbar). Your modem connection speed appears.
Your fax communications program only sends and receives faxes at
14,400 bps when you have a 56K modem
Current fax technology only supports a maximum send and receive rate of
14,400 bps.
The modem is not recognized by your convertible tablet PC
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Make sure that the line connected to the modem is working and plugged
into the appropriate port on your convertible tablet PC. See “Right Side”
on page 5 to make sure that the connections have been made correctly.
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If the modem shares the telephone line with another device, make sure
that the telephone line is not in use (for example, someone is on the
telephone, or another modem is in use).
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Use the modem cable that came with your convertible tablet PC. Some
telephone cables do not meet required cable standards and may cause
problems with the modem connection.
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Shut down and restart your convertible tablet PC.
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Run Windows modem diagnostics.
To run modem diagnostics:
1
2
Close all open programs.
3
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Phone and Modem Options
icon, then click/tap the Modems tab.
4
Click/Tap your modem, then click/tap Properties. The Modem
Properties dialog box opens.
5
Click/Tap the Diagnostic tab, then click/tap Query Modem. If
information about the modem appears, the modem passed
diagnostics. If no modem information is available, a white screen
appears with no data, or if you get an error such as port already open
or the modem has failed to respond, the modem did not pass
diagnostics.
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel
window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Printers and Other Hardware.
Help and
Support
For more information about modem troubleshooting,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword modem troubleshooting in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
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The modem is noisy when it dials and connects
When your modem tries to connect to another modem, it begins handshaking.
Handshaking is a digital “getting acquainted” conversation between the two
modems that establishes connection speeds and communication protocols. You
may hear unusual handshaking sounds when the modems first connect. If the
handshaking sounds are too loud, you can turn down the modem volume.
To turn down the modem volume:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel
window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Printers and Other Hardware.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Phone and Modem Options
icon, then click/tap the Modems tab.
3
4
5
Click/Tap the modem you want to adjust, then click/tap Properties.
Click/Tap the Modem tab, then adjust the Speaker volume control.
Click/Tap OK twice to close the Phone and Modem Options dialog box.
Mouse
The external mouse does not work
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Make sure that the mouse cable is plugged in correctly.
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Shut down and restart your convertible tablet PC.
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Remove all extension cables and switch boxes.
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Try a mouse you know is working to make sure that the mouse port works.
The external mouse works erratically
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Clean the mouse. For more information, see “Cleaning the mouse” on
page 238.
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Some mouse pad patterns “confuse” optical mice. Try the mouse on a
different surface.
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Networks
You cannot connect to your company network
Every network is unique. Contact your company computer department or
network administrator for help.
Help and
Support
For more information about network troubleshooting,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword network troubleshooting in the
Search box
, then click/tap the
arrow.
Operating system
The program I am working in has stopped responding but the cursor
moves and other programs work
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The program has crashed. Press the Windows Security button
on the
convertible tablet PC’s LCD panel to open the Task Manager and close the
non-responsive program.
-ORPress CTRL+ALT+DEL to open the Task Manager and close the
non-responsive program.
The convertible tablet PC keeps showing the wrong date and time
even after resetting
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The CMOS battery on the system board may need to be replaced. Contact
Gateway technical support.
The convertible tablet PC seems to be operating more slowly than
usual
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The hard drive is full or nearly full. Run the Disk Cleanup utility to clear
out unnecessary and temporary files, and remove unneeded programs and
files. For more information, see “Using Disk Cleanup” on page 230.
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The hard drive needs defragmenting. Run Disk Defragmenter to
consolidate files and folders on the hard drive. For more information, see
“Defragmenting the hard drive” on page 233.
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The convertible tablet PC is in Portrait or Secondary Landscape orientation.
Though changing the orientation should not slow the convertible
tablet PC considerably, try changing back to Primary Landscape
orientation.
Passwords
Your convertible tablet PC does not accept your password
Make sure that CAPS
password.
LOCK
and PAD
LOCK
are turned off, then retype the
You forgot your startup password
The password feature (which is set in the BIOS Setup utility) is very secure, with
no easy way to recover a forgotten password. You must return your convertible
tablet PC for repair. Call Gateway Technical Support for instructions.
PC Cards
You installed a PC Card and now your convertible tablet PC is having
problems
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The card is incorrectly inserted. Eject the card and re-insert it with the label
side up. For more information, see “Adding and removing a PC Card” on
page 252.
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Make sure that you have correctly installed required software for the
PC Card. For more information, see your PC Card’s documentation.
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Make sure that the PC Card you installed is not causing a system resource
conflict. For more information on resource conflicts, see “Device
installation” on page 282.
Pen
The convertible tablet PC does not respond to the pen
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You are not using the correct pen. Use only Penabled digitizer pens by
Wacom such as your convertible tablet PC’s pen. The convertible tablet PC
does not respond to some other tablet pens or plastic pens.
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The pen tip does not line up with the pointer when I tap the screen
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The pen and display need recalibrating in both Landscape and Portrait
mode. Recalibrate through the Pen Settings tab of the Tablet and Pen Settings
dialog box. For more information, see “Adjusting tablet and pen settings”
on page 189.
Power
Your convertible tablet PC is not working on AC power
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Make sure that your AC power adapter is connected correctly to your
convertible tablet PC. For more information, see “Connecting the
AC adapter” on page 19.
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If your convertible tablet PC is plugged into a surge protector, make sure
that the surge protector is connected securely to an electrical outlet, turned
on, and working correctly. To test the outlet, plug a working device, such
as a lamp, into the outlet and turn it on.
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Make sure that the AC power adapter cables are free from cuts or damage.
Replace any damaged cables.
Your convertible tablet PC is not working on battery power
■
Make sure that the battery is installed correctly. For more information, see
“Replacing the battery” on page 160.
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Make sure that the batteries are fully recharged. For more information, see
“Recharging the battery” on page 157.
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Make sure that the battery is calibrated correctly. For more information,
see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 158.
Your convertible tablet PC will not turn off, even after sliding and
holding the power switch for five seconds
If your convertible tablet PC has “frozen,” and sliding and holding the power
switch for five seconds does not turn it off, insert a straightened paper clip into
the reset hole on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC. For the location of
the reset hole, see “Bottom” on page 7.
The battery seems to run down very quickly
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Peripheral devices and programs that make heavy use of the hard drive
drain the battery more quickly. Use AC power whenever possible, and
readjust the Power Properties to Max Battery when AC power is unavailable.
For more information, see “Changing the power scheme” on page 166.
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The battery is weakening or defective. All batteries run down in time, but
if a new battery appears to be defective, contact Gateway about replacing it.
The convertible tablet PC will not turn on
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The Power switch has not been fully engaged. Slide and hold the Power
switch for at least a half-second, but no more than three seconds.
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The battery is fully discharged but AC power is not connected. Connect
the AC adapter to power the convertible tablet PC and charge the battery.
The convertible tablet PC turns on and the hard drive status indicator
flashes, but nothing appears on the display
■
Display brightness is set too low. For more information, see “Adjusting
brightness” on page 180.
The convertible tablet PC will not enter Hibernate mode
■
Hibernate mode is not activated. For more information, see “Activating and
using Hibernate mode” on page 170.
The convertible tablet PC will not come out of Standby or Hibernate
mode when running on battery power.
■
The battery fully discharged and AC power is not connected. Connect the
AC power adapter to power the convertible tablet PC and charge the
battery.
The display goes black while the convertible tablet PC is still turned
on
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Convertible tablet PC has gone into Standby after sitting idle (power status
indicator is blinking blue). Slide and hold the Power switch for about a
second to resume operations.
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Convertible tablet PC has gone into low-battery Hibernate (power status
indicator is blinking blue). Slide and hold the Power switch for about a
second to resume operations, and charge the battery.
Printer
The printer will not turn on
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Make sure that the printer is online. Many printers have an online/offline
button that you may need to press.
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Make sure that the power cable is plugged into an AC power source.
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The printer is on but will not print
■
Check the cable between the printer and your convertible tablet PC. Make
sure that it is connected to the correct port.
■
Make sure that the printer is online. Many printers have an online/offline
button that you may need to press so the printer can start printing. Press
the button to put the printer online.
■
Check the port and cable for bent or broken pins.
■
If the printer you want to print to is not the default printer, make sure
that you have selected it in the printer setup.
To set a default printer:
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1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel
window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Printers and Other Hardware.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Printers and Faxes icon. The
Printers and Faxes window opens.
3
Right-click/Button-tap the name of the printer you want to be the
default printer, then click/tap Set as Default Printer.
Reinstall the printer driver. See the guide that came with your printer for
instructions on installing the printer driver.
You see a “Printer queue is full” error message
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Make sure that the printer is not set to work offline.
To make sure that the printer is not set to work offline:
1
Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel
window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap
Printers and Other Hardware.
2
Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tap the Printers and Faxes icon. The
Printers and Faxes window opens.
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Right-click/Button-tap the name of the printer you want to use. If
the menu shows a check mark next to Use Printer Offline, click/tap
Use Printer Offline to clear the check mark.
Help and
Support
For more information about printer troubleshooting,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword printer troubleshooter in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
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Wait until files have been printed before sending additional files to the
printer.
■
If you print large files or many files at one time, you may want to add
additional memory to the printer. See the printer documentation for
instructions for adding additional memory.
You see a “Printer is out of paper” error message
After adding paper, make sure that the printer is online. Most printers have an
online/offline button that you need to press after adding paper.
Sound
You are not getting sound from the built-in speakers
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Make sure that headphones are not plugged into the headphone jack. For
the location of the headphone jack, see “Left Side” on page 3 and “Back”
on page 274.
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Make sure that the volume control on your convertible tablet PC is turned
up. For more information, see “System key combinations” on page 30.
■
Make sure that the Windows volume control is turned up. For more
information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 102.
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Make sure that Mute controls are turned off. For more information about
the mute setting, see “System key combinations” on page 30 or “Adjusting
the volume” on page 102.
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Help and
Support
For more information about troubleshooting sound issues,
click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword sound troubleshooter in the Search
box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Touchpad
The touchpad does not work.
Attaching a PS/2 mouse to your port replicator may deactivate the touchpad.
Video
The external monitor is not working
■
Make sure that you have pressed FN+LCD/CRT to activate the external
monitor option.
■
Make sure that the monitor is turned on and that the video cable is
connected correctly.
TV out is not working
■
Make sure that you have activated TV out. For more information, see
“Viewing the display on a television” on page 150.
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Make sure that the television is turned on and that the S-Video cable is
connected correctly.
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Televisions in different countries use different standards. If you are
traveling, you may need to change the TV Out mode. For more
information, see “Viewing the display on a television” on page 150.
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Telephone support
Before calling Gateway Technical Support
If you have a technical problem with your convertible tablet PC, follow these
recommendations before contacting Gateway Technical Support:
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Make sure that your convertible tablet PC is connected correctly to a
grounded AC outlet that is supplying power. If you use a surge protector,
make sure that it is turned on.
■
If a peripheral device, such as a keyboard or mouse, does not appear to
work, make sure that all cables are plugged in securely.
■
If you have recently installed hardware or software, make sure that you
have installed it according to the instructions provided with it. If you did
not purchase the hardware or software from Gateway, see the
manufacturer’s documentation and technical support resources.
■
If you have “how to” questions about using a program, see:
■
■
Online Help
■
Printed documentation
■
The Microsoft Windows documentation
■
The software publisher’s Web site
See the troubleshooting section of this chapter.
Warning
To avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to troubleshoot your
convertible tablet PC problem if:
Power cords or plugs are damaged
Liquid has been spilled into your convertible tablet PC
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Your convertible tablet PC was dropped
■ The case was damaged
Instead, unplug your convertible tablet PC and contact a
qualified computer technician.
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Have your customer ID, serial number, and order number available, along
with a detailed description of your problem, including the exact text of
any error messages, and the steps you have taken.
■
Make sure that your convertible tablet PC is nearby at the time of your
call. The technician may have you follow troubleshooting steps.
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Telephone support
Telephone numbers
Gateway offers a wide range of customer service, technical support, and
information services.
Automated troubleshooting system
Service description
How to reach
Use an automated menu system and your telephone
keypad to find answers to common problems.
800-846-2118 (US)
877-709-2945 (Canada)
Telephone numbers
You can access the following services through your telephone to get answers
to your questions:
Resource
Service description
How to reach
Fax on demand
support
Order a catalog of documents on common
problems, then order documents by document
numbers. The documents will be faxed to you.
800-846-4526 (US)
877-709-2951 (Canada)
Gateway’s
fee-based
software tutorial
service
Get tutorial assistance for software issues
billed by the minute.
800-229-1103 (charged to
your credit card)
900-555-4695 (charged to
your telephone bill)
Gateway
Technical Support
Talk to a Gateway Technical Support
representative about a non-tutorial technical
support question. (See “Before calling
Gateway Technical Support” on page 304
before calling.)
800-846-2301 (US)
800-846-3609 (Canada
and Puerto Rico)
605-232-2191
(all other countries)
TDD Technical Support (for hearing impaired)
is available:
800-846-1778 (TDD)
Weekdays 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Central Time
Weekends 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Time
America Online
Get support for your America Online ISP
account
800-827-6364 (US)
CompuServe
Get support for your CompuServe ISP account
800-848-8990 (US)
Sales,
accounting, and
warranty
Get information about available systems,
pricing, orders, billing statements, warranty
service, or other non-technical issues.
800-846-2000 (US)
888-888-2037 (Canada)
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888-265-4357 (Canada)
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Tutoring and training
Gateway’s Technical Support professionals cannot provide hardware and
software training or tutorial services. Instead, Gateway recommends the
following tutoring and training resources.
Self-help
If you have how-to questions about using your Gateway-supplied hardware or
software, see the following resources:
■
The printed or online documentation that came with your hardware or
software. In many cases, additional product information and online
documentation for Gateway-supplied hardware can be found in our Web
site’s Documentation Library
■
This user’s guide
■
The software publisher’s Web site
Help and
Support
For more how-to information about Windows XP, click/tap
Start, then click/tap Help and Support.
Type the keyword practice in the Search box
, then click/tap the arrow.
Tutoring
For help on using hardware or software that came with your Gateway
convertible tablet PC, contact Gateway’s fee-based tutorial hotline:
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800-229-1103 (rate charged per minute; charged to a major credit card)
■
900-555-4695 (rate charged per minute; charged to your telephone bill)
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Tutoring and training
Training
Gateway provides the following in-person and computerized training:
Resource
Service description
For more information
In-Store Training at
Gateway stores
Our friendly and knowledgeable software
trainers can teach you how to use the
Internet and the most popular software
programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint.
www.gateway.com/store
Gateway Learning
Libraries
A variety of courses and tutorials are
available on CD. Select from several
easy-to-use learning libraries.
www.gateway.com/training
Online Training
from
Learn@Gateway
More than 450 online courses are available
from Learn@Gateway. All you have to do is
go online and log in. You select the subject
matter, and the learning format (self-paced
tutorials or virtual classrooms), all from the
comfort of your convertible tablet PC.
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Safety,
Regulatory, and
Legal Information
A
Important safety
information
Your Gateway system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards
for safety of information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe
use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on
the product and in the documentation are followed.
Warning
Always follow these instructions to help
guard against personal injury and damage
to your Gateway system.
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Setting up your system
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Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the documentation before you
operate your system. Retain all safety and operating instructions for future use.
■
Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
■
Set up the system on a stable work surface.
■
The product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the rating label.
■
If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in the proper position
for your area. The voltage selector switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage.
■
Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these
openings. Make sure you provide adequate space, at least 6 inches (15 cm), around the system for
ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind into the computer
ventilation openings.
■
Some products are equipped with a three-wire power cord to make sure that the product is
properly grounded when in use. The plug on this cord will fit only into a grounding-type outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet, contact an electrician
to install the appropriate outlet.
■
If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere rating on the
products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
■
If your system is fitted with a TV Tuner, cable, or satellite receiver card, make sure that the
antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage
surges and buildup of static charges.
Care during use
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Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
■
Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating and drinking
near your system.
■
Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is a danger of
explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
■
When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows through the
computer. To avoid electrical shock, always unplug all power cables and modem cables from the
wall outlets before cleaning the system.
■
Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:
■
The power cord or plug is damaged.
■
Liquid has been spilled into the system.
■
The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed.
■
The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
■
The system performance changes.
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Important safety information
Replacement parts and accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway.
Important
Warning
Do not use Gateway products in areas classified as
hazardous locations. Such areas include patient care
areas of medical and dental facilities, oxygen-laden
environments, or industrial facilities.
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunications line cord.
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Regulatory compliance statements
Wireless Guidance
Low power, Radio transmitting type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication
devices), may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. These devices may operate in the
2.4 GHz (i.e. 802.11B/G LAN & Bluetooth), 5.2 GHz (i.e. 802.11A LAN), and traditional cellular or
PCS cellular bands (i.e. Cellular data modem). The following section is a general overview of
considerations while operating a wireless device.
Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific countries are listed in the specific
country sections (or country group sections). The wireless devices in your system are only qualified
for use in the countries identified by the Radio Approval Marks on the system rating label. If the
country you will be using the wireless device in, is not listed, please contact your local Radio
Approval agency for requirements. Wireless devices are closely regulated and use may not be
allowed.
The power output of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in your notebook is well
below the RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because the wireless devices (which may be
embedded into your notebook) emit less energy than is allowed in radio frequency safety standards
and recommendations, Gateway believes these devices are safe for use. Regardless of the power
levels, care should be taken to minimize human contact during normal operation.
The wireless devices installed in this system are intended to be used indoors. In some areas, use of
these devices outdoors is prohibited.
Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices. Examples of common restrictions are
listed below:
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Warning
Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere
with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation
regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while
traveling in an airplane. 802.11B (also known as wireless
Ethernet or Wifi) and Bluetooth communication devices are
examples of devices that provide wireless communication.
Warning
In environments where the risk of interference to other
devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the
option to use a wireless device may be restricted or
eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable
gas laden atmospheres are limited examples where use
of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated. When
in environments where you are uncertain of the sanction
to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for
authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.
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Warning
Every country has different restrictions on the use of
wireless devices. If your system is equipped with a
wireless device, when traveling between countries with
your system, check with the local Radio Approval
authorities prior to any move or trip for any restrictions on
the use of a wireless device in the destination country.
Warning
If your system came equipped with an internal embedded
wireless device, do not operate the wireless device unless
all covers and shields are in place and the system is fully
assembled.
Warning
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify
them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void
the authorization to use it. Please contact Gateway for
service.
Warning
Only use drivers approved for the country in which the
device will be used. See the Gateway Windows XP Pro
Tablet PC DVD, or contact Gateway Technical Support for
additional information.
Warning
In order to comply with FCC requirements transmitters
must not be operated (or co-located) in conjunction with
any other transmitter or antenna installed in the convertible
tablet PC.
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United States of America
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15
Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices),
operating in the 2.4 GHz band and/or 5.15 – 5.35 GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your
notebook system. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system
label to verify the presence of wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in the United States of
America if an FCC ID number is on the system label.
This equipment complies with FCC radio frequency electromagnetic signal (RF) exposure limits set
forth for an uncontrolled environment of a portable transmitting device, under
47 CFR 2.1093 paragraph (d) (2).
The wireless devices installed in this system are intended to be used indoors. In some areas, use of
these devices outdoors is prohibited.
Operation of this device 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 of the device.
Warning
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify
them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void
the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service.
Warning
The transmitting device embedded in this system may not
be used with any antenna other than provide with the
system.
Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This 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 or television reception. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
interference to radio and 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Regulatory compliance statements
Compliance Accessories: The accessories associated with this equipment are: shielded video cable
when an external monitor is connected. These accessories are required to be used in order to
ensure compliance with FCC rules.
FCC declaration of conformity
Responsible party:
Gateway Companies, Inc.
610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 232-2000 Fax: (605) 232-2023
Product:
■
Gateway M275
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product 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.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your
authority to operate the product.
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Telecommunications per FCC part 68
(applicable to products fitted with USA modems)
Your modem complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. On
the computer or modem card is a label that contains the FCC registration number and Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) for this device. If requested, this information must be provided to the
telephone company.
An FCC-compliant telephone line cord with a modular plug is required for use with this device.
The modem is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a
compatible modular jack which is Part 68-compliant. See installation instructions for details.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine the number of devices which may be
connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five
(5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the
total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
If this device causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in
advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. The telephone company may
request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures
that could affect the operation of this equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will
provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain
uninterrupted service.
This equipment cannot be used on telephone company-provided coin service. Connection to party
line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission or public service
commission for information.
When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers:
■
Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call.
■
Perform such activities in the off-peak hours such as early morning or late evenings.
The United States Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to
use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless
such message clearly contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the
first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent, an identification of the business, other
entity, or other individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the sending
machine or such business, other entity, or individual. Refer to your fax communication software
documentation for details on how to comply with the fax-branding requirement.
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Canada
Industry Canada (IC)
Intentional emitter per RSS 210
Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices),
operating in the 2.4 GHz band and/or 5.15 – 5.35 GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your
notebook system. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system
label to verify the presence of wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in Canada if an Industry
Canada ID number is on the system label.
This equipment complies with Industry Canada radio frequency electromagnetic signal (RF)
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment of a portable transmitting device
Operation of this device 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 of the device.
Warning
To prevent radio interference to licensed service or
co-channel Mobile Satellite systems, this device is
intended to be operated indoors and away from windows
to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit
antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Warning
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify
them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void
the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service.
Warning
The transmitting device embedded in this system may not
be used with any antenna other than provide with the
system.
Warning
The 802.11A radio LAN your system may have been
equipped with operates in the same frequency range as
high power radar, which has priority use, and may damage
the radio LAN if both are present and being used in the
same area.
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Unintentional emitter per ICES-003
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage
radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Telecommunications per Industry Canada CS-03
(for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem)
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the
equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operation, and safety
requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’
satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected to
the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed
using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the inside wiring associated with a
single-line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The
customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent
degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility
designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or
equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to
disconnect the equipment.
Users should make sure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections of the
power utility, telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected
together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Warning
To avoid electrical shock or equipment malfunction do not
attempt to make electrical ground connections by yourself.
Contact the appropriate inspection authority or an
electrician, as appropriate.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of
the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The
termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the
requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.
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Regulatory compliance statements
Mexico
Intentional emitter
Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices),
operating in the 2.4 GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. This section
is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify the presence of
wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in Mexico if a COFETEL ID is
on the system label.
This equipment complies with radio frequency electromagnetic signal (RF) exposure limits for an
uncontrolled environment of a portable transmitting device.
Unintentional emitter
At this time there are no mandatory requirements for Unintentional Emitters. However, this device
does comply with multiple requirements for other countries and regions as listed on the system
label and in the user’s manual.
Laser safety statement
All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety
standards, including IEC 825. The laser devices in these components are classified as “Class 1 Laser
Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance
Standard. Should the unit ever need servicing, contact an authorized service location.
Warning
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified in this manual may
result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent
exposure to laser beams, do not try to open the enclosure
of a CD or DVD drive.
EPA ENERGY STAR
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Gateway has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency when used with a
computer equipped with a Display Power Management System.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Warning
This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to
the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects
or reproductive harm.
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Notices
Copyright © 2003 Gateway, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
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All Rights Reserved
This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or
transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are
made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or
change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is
not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates,
consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable for direct, indirect,
special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual,
even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this
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Index
A
AC adapter
connecting 19
connector 6, 274
damaged 19
defective 20
international adapters 163
troubleshooting 300
AC-3 digital audio jack 274
access point network 206
accessories
purchasing 13
safety precautions 311
accounts
America Online 81
ISP 81
user 194
acoustic handset coupler 175
ad hoc networking 208, 209
adding
icons to desktop 61
user accounts 194
See also installing
address
e-mail 86
Web 84
airplane power adapter 13
alarms 165, 167
America Online 82
application key 28, 29
arrow keys 28, 29
AU file 107
audio
adjusting volume 31
digital jack 274
headphone jack 4, 274
microphone jack 3, 274
muting 31, 102
playing 105, 107, 108, 114
recording 105
streaming 199
troubleshooting 302
volume down button 31
volume up button 31
audio CD
See CD
audio file
streaming 199
automobile power adapter 13
AVI file 107
B
background 186
backing up files 140, 235
battery
alarm options 165, 167
alternate power sources 163
bay 7, 160
changing 160
charge indicator 20, 26, 156
charge status 156
charging 19, 157
conserving power 162
icons 156
installing 160
latch 7
managing power 162
monitoring charge 156
purchasing 13
recalibrating 158
recharging 19, 157
release latch 7
replacing 160
safety guidelines 17
storing 222
bays
battery 7, 160
DVD drive 2, 110, 285
DVD/CD-RW drive 2, 110, 285
hard drive 7, 267
321
memory 7, 255
memory card reader 110
module 2, 110, 285
BIOS Setup utility 158, 169, 177
break system key 31
brightness
adjusting 30, 180, 181
system keys 28, 31
broadband Internet connection 49, 80,
198
browser
Web 81, 83
browsing for files and folders 70
buttons
programming 190
Screen Rotation 32
setting functions 289
Tablet Input Panel 32
Windows Security 24, 33, 297
XtraBright/XtraDim 30, 33, 181
button-tapping 41
C
cable lock
convertible tablet PC 3, 5, 272
port replicator 278
using while traveling 176
cable modem 49, 80, 202, 206
calibrating 42, 299
camera
See digital camera
See digital video camera
Caps Lock indicator 27
capturing video 146
cards
adding memory card 143
adding PC Card 252
inserting memory card 143
inserting PC Card 252
installing memory card 143
installing PC Card 252
memory card slots 3, 142
PC Card eject button 253
322
PC Card slot 3
reinstalling PC Card 252
removing memory card 143
removing PC Card 252
replacing memory card 143
replacing PC Card 252
troubleshooting memory card 292
troubleshooting PC Card 298
care and maintenance 178, 222
carrying case 13
CD
adding tracks to your library 121
cleaning 287
copying 130
creating audio 136
creating data 126
creating label 140
creating music 136
editing track information 120
inserting 113
playing audio with MusicMatch 116
playing music 114
troubleshooting 285
CD drive
See DVD drive
CD-RW
See CD
CD-RW drive
See DVD/CD-RW drive
cellular telephone
memory cards 142
Certificate of Authenticity 11
changing
batteries 159, 160
bay modules 110
cleaning
audio CD 287
case 237
CD 287
computer exterior 237
computer screen 238
DVD 287
keyboard 238
LCD panel 238
mouse 238
screen 238
clicking 36, 41
clipboard 66
close button 63
closing
program 63, 78
unresponsive program 24
window 63, 78
color
changing depth 182
changing desktop 186
changing number of 182
changing scheme 185
connecting
AC adapter 19
camera 144
digital camera 144
external keyboard 28
external monitor 148
keyboard 28
modem 47
port replicator 276
printer 49, 217
projector 148
PS/2 keyboard 275
PS/2 mouse 275
scanner 49, 217
surge protector 20
to Ethernet 48
to Internet 49, 82
to network 48
to Web site 84
video camera 146
connections
AC-3 digital audio 274
audio 3, 274
digital audio 274
digital camera 6, 49, 273, 274
digital video camera 3, 49, 146, 147
diskette drive 6, 49, 273, 274
docking 6, 272
Ethernet 6, 48, 275
external audio 3, 275
external speakers 4, 274
Firewire 3, 49, 146, 147
flash drive 6, 273
headphone 4, 274
i.Link 3, 49, 146, 147
IEEE 1394 3, 49, 146, 147
keyboard 6, 273, 274, 275
line in 275
microphone 3, 274
modem 5, 47
monitor (VGA) 6, 148, 275
mouse 6, 273, 274, 275
network 6, 48, 275
parallel 275
port replicator 6, 272
power 6, 19, 274
printer 6, 273, 274, 275
projector 148
PS/2 275
PS/2 keyboard 275
PS/2 mouse 275
S/PDIF digital audio 274
scanner 6, 49, 273, 274
serial 275
speaker 4, 274
S-Video (TV) out 150, 274
Toslink digital audio 274
troubleshooting 289
USB 6, 49, 273, 274
VGA 6, 148, 275
video camera 3, 49, 146, 147
Zip drive 6, 49, 273, 274
copying
CD 130
data CD 130
files and folders 66, 78
music CD 130
music tracks 133
text and graphics 78
copyright notice 320
creating
323
CD label 140
desktop icons 61
desktop shortcuts 61
documents 74
DVD label 140
folders 65
movies 146
MP3 files 118
music CD 136
music files 118
Customer Service
Accounting 305
Sales 305
Warranty 305
customizing 179
cutting
files and folders 66, 78
text and graphics 78
D
default printer 301
defragmenting hard drive 233
deleting files and folders 60, 68, 69, 78,
230
desktop
adding icons 61
adding shortcuts 61
adjusting settings 182
changing background 186
changing color depth 182
changing color scheme 185
changing number of colors 182
selecting screen saver 188
using 59, 60
using Start menu 60
device drivers
See drivers
dialing codes 175
digital audio
S/PDIF jack 274
using 108
digital camera
connecting 144
324
serial port 275
USB port 6, 273, 274
digital photography
connecting a digital camera 144
using memory card reader 142
digital video camera
connecting 146
IEEE 1394 port 3
directional keys 29
Disk Cleanup 230
Disk Defragmenter 233
diskette
inserting 140
troubleshooting 283
diskette drive
activity indicator 141
connecting 140
eject button 140
troubleshooting 283
using 140
display
adjusting brightness 180
brightness 180
changing orientation 180
changing resolution 184
maintaining 222
orientation 180, 298
properties 148
settings 182
switching 30
troubleshooting 284, 300
using 38
using screen saver 188
Do More With Gateway 53
docking port 6, 272
docking release latch 272
documentation
eSupport 55
Gateway Web site 55
help 52
Help and Support 52
online help 54
documents
creating 74
opening 76
printing 77
saving 75
double-clicking 36, 41
double-tapping 41
downloading files 85
dragging 37
drivers
reinstalling 243
updating 55, 245
drives
backing up files 235
changing modular drives 110
checking for errors 231
checking for free space 229
defragmenting 233
deleting files 230
diskette 140
DVD 2, 112
DVD/CD-RW 2, 112, 125
hard drive 7, 267
identifying drive types 112
installing and replacing 110
replacing hard drive 267
sharing 198
status indicators 25
troubleshooting 283, 285, 288
types 112
viewing contents 64
viewing files and folders 64
DSL modem 49, 80, 202, 206
DVD
cleaning 287
creating label 140
inserting 113
playing 124, 150
troubleshooting 285
DVD drive
identifying 112
locating 2
replacing drive module 110
status indicator 25
testing 140
testing speed 140
troubleshooting 285
using 112
DVD/CD-RW drive
identifying 112
locating 2
replacing drive module 110
status indicator 25
testing 140
testing speed 140
troubleshooting 285
using 112, 125
E
eject button
diskette drive 141
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 254
e-mail
address 86
button 34
checking for messages 87
program 81
sending 86
transferring settings from old
computer 217
using 86
EmPower power adapter 163
Error-checking 231
eSupport
finding specifications 12
using 55
Ethernet
connecting 48
jack 6, 48, 275
turning wireless Ethernet on or off
210
wired network 200, 201
wireless network 200, 204
external audio jack 275
external monitor 6, 30, 275
EZ Pad touchpad
See touchpad
325
F
fan 6
Fast Ethernet 201
faxes
automatically canceling 99
canceling 97
configuring Fax 91
failed transmission 98
installing Fax 90
receiving and viewing 97
retrying 98
sending 93
sending from program 96
sending scanned image 96
setting up cover page template 95
troubleshooting 294
files
backing up 235
copying 66, 78
cutting 66, 78
deleting 60, 68, 78, 230
downloading 85
finding 70, 71
moving 66
opening 36, 60
pasting 66, 78
recovering 68
renaming 78
searching for 70, 71, 214
transferring 176, 214
troubleshooting 287
types 214
viewing list 64
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard 214
finding
files and folders 70, 71, 214
Help and Support topics 52
specifications 12
Firewire port 3, 49, 146, 147
floppy disk
See diskette
Fn key 28, 29, 30
folders
326
copying 66, 78
creating 65
cutting 66, 78
deleting 60, 68, 78
finding 70, 71
moving 66
opening 36, 64
pasting 66, 78
recovering 68
renaming 78
searching for 70, 71
viewing list 64
fragmentation 233
function keys 28, 29
G
game
multi-player 199
Gateway
eSupport 12
model number 7, 10
serial number 11, 12
Web address 55
Web site 55
gateway.your.way dial-up server 294
gigabit Ethernet 201
H
hard drive
backing up files 235
bay 7
checking for errors 231
checking for free space 229
defragmenting 233
deleting files and folders 230
installing 267
replacing 267
scanning for errors 231
status indicator 25
troubleshooting 288, 297
headphone jack 4, 274
help
button 34
online 54
using 52
Help and Support
searching 52
starting 52
using 52
Hibernate mode 163, 170
troubleshooting 300
home network 197
home office network 197
hot-swapping 49, 252
hyperlinks 83
I
i.Link port 3, 49, 146, 147
IEEE 1394 port 3, 49, 146, 147
IEEE 802.11
creating a network 200
speed and frequency 205
turning off 210
turning on 210
using a network 204
using while traveling 175
indicators
See status indicators
Inkball 58
inkjet printer 14
installing
battery 160
bay modules 110
camera 144
cards 142, 252
device drivers 243
devices 49, 282
digital camera 49, 144
digital video camera 49
drivers 243
drives 110
DVD drive 110
DVD/CD-RW drive 110
Fax 90
hard drive 267
InterVideo DVD player 124
memory 255
Microsoft Fax 90
PC Card 252
peripheral devices 49, 217
Pinnacle Expression 147
printer 49, 217
programs 219, 246
recordable CD drive 110
scanner 49, 217
Windows 248
Internal wireless label 11
Internet
account 81
broadband connection 49
button 34
connecting to 82
downloading files 85
requirements to access 81
sharing access 198
transferring settings from old
computer 216
troubleshooting 289
using 80
Internet connection
sharing 198
troubleshooting 289, 293
Internet radio 123
Internet service provider (ISP)
connecting to 82
disconnecting from 82
setting up account 81
transferring settings from old
computer 216
using 80, 81
InterVideo DVD Player 124
IRQ conflicts 282
ISP
See Internet service provider
J
jacks
See connections
327
K
L
Kensington cable lock
lock slot 3, 5, 272
port replicator 278
using while traveling 176
key combinations 30
keyboard
buttons 28
cleaning 238
connecting 28
features 28
icon 44, 191
locating 9
PS/2 port 275
shortcuts 78
troubleshooting 291
USB port 6, 273, 274
keys
application 28, 29
arrow 28, 29
battery status 30
Break 31
brightness 28, 29, 31
directional 29
Fn 28, 29, 30
function 29
LCD brightness 29, 31
LCD/CRT 30
navigation 28, 29
numeric keypad 29
Pad Lock 30
Pause 31
power status 30
Scroll Lock 31
Standby 30
Status 30
system 28, 29
system key combinations 30
toggle display 30
volume control 29
Windows 28, 29
label
internal wireless 11
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity
328
11
model number 7, 10
serial number 11
wireless networking 11
laser printer 14
latch
battery 7
docking release 272
LCD panel release 2
pen 7, 42
LCD brightness system keys 29
LCD panel
changing resolution 184
cleaning 238
release latch 2
switching display 30
troubleshooting 284
using screen saver 188
LCD/CRT system key 30
lights
See status indicators
line in jack 275
line protector 175
line tester 175
links 83
lock
Kensington cable 3, 5, 176, 272
M
maintenance
backing up files 235
checking for drive errors 231
checking hard drive space 229
cleaning case 237
cleaning component exteriors 237
cleaning computer display 238
cleaning keyboard 238
cleaning mouse 238
defragmenting 233
deleting files 230
display screen 222
general guidelines 222, 223
pen 223
suggested schedule 225
using Scheduled Task Wizard 235
virus protection 226
Max Battery power setting 299
maximize button 63
Media Player 107, 114
memory
adding 255, 259
bay 7
installing 255, 259
purchasing 13
removing 256, 259
replacing 255, 259
troubleshooting 291
upgrading 255, 259
memory card reader
locating 3
memory card types supported 142
status indicator 25
using 142
memory cards
See cards
menu bar 63
messages
checking e-mail 87
sending e-mail 86
microphone
built-in 8, 105
jack 3, 105, 274
Microsoft
Certificate of Authenticity 11
Fax 89
Wordpad 74
MIDI file 107
minimize button 63
model number 10, 176
modem
cable 49, 80
connecting 47
connection speed 294
DSL 49, 80
international adapter 175
jack 5, 47
protecting from power surge 21
troubleshooting 292
using 81
modular bay
latch 110
locating 2
lock screw 110
release latch 110
See also bays
monitor
adding an external 148
changing resolution 184
color quality 149
controls 182
display properties 148
port 6, 275
screen resolution 149
using screen saver 188
mouse
cleaning 238
PS/2 port 275
troubleshooting 296
USB port 6, 273, 274
See also touchpad
moving
files 66
files from old computer 213, 214
folders 66
Internet settings from old computer
216
pointer 36
screen objects 37
settings from old computer 213
MP3 file
creating 118
editing track information 120
playing 107
streaming 199
MP3 player
329
memory cards 142
MPEG file
See MP3 file
multi-function buttons 9, 34
multimedia
adjusting volume 102
playing audio CD 114
playing DVD 124
recording audio 105
using diskette drive 140
using DVD drive 112
using Windows Media Player 107,
114, 124
multi-player game
playing 199
music
See audio
music library
building 121
changing settings 122
music tracks
copying 133
MusicMatch
building music library 121
changing library settings 122
creating MP3 files 118
creating music files 118
editing track information 120
listening to Internet radio 123
playing audio CD 116
muting sound 31, 102
My Computer button 34
N
navigation keys 28, 29
Nero Express 125
network
jack 6, 48, 275
troubleshooting 297
network equipment shopping list 203,
207, 209
networking
access point 206, 207
330
ad hoc 208, 209
computers 197
data transfer speed 201, 204
Ethernet 200, 201
games 199
internal wireless label 11
peer-to-peer 208, 209
selecting connection type 200
sharing devices 199
sharing drives 198
sharing Internet connections 198
sharing printers 199
signal strength 204
streaming audio 199
streaming video 199
turning off wireless Ethernet 210
turning on wireless Ethernet 210
wired connections 200, 201
wireless connections 200, 204
non-technical support
Accounting 305
Sales 305
Warranty 305
Norton Antivirus 226
NTSC/PAL jack 150
numeric keypad
status indicator 27
using 28, 29
O
online help
button 34
Help and Support 52
using 54
opening
convertible tablet PC 2
documents 76
files 36, 60
folders 36, 64
LCD panel 2
programs 36, 60
shortcut menu 37
operating system
troubleshooting 297
option bays
changing modules 110
orientation
changing 180
P
Pad Lock
status indicator 27, 30
system key 30
parallel port 49, 275
password 176, 298
pasting
files and folders 66, 78
text and graphics 78
pause text scrolling 31
PC Card
See cards
PC Doctor 281
PCMCIA card
See cards
PDA
memory cards 142
peer-to-peer networking 208, 209
pen
button 44
calibrating 42, 298
care 223
gestures 43
latch 7, 42
locating 5
release latch 7
replacing point 223
tips 44
troubleshooting 298
using 38, 41
peripheral devices
connecting 49
purchasing 13
troubleshooting 299
photography
See digital photography
Pinnacle Expression 146
playing
audio CD 114
audio CD with MusicMatch 116
audio file 105, 107
DVD 124
Media Player file 107
multimedia files 107
multi-player games 199
music CD 114
Windows Media Player file 107
Plug and Play devices
IEEE 1394 support for 49
USB support for 49
pointer
moving 36
port replicator
attaching convertible tablet PC 276
docking port 6, 272
release latch 272
separating convertible tablet PC 277
using 13, 271
ports
See connections
power
AC adapter 19, 163
advanced settings 165, 168
alarms 165, 167
battery 24, 156, 157, 158, 160,
162
button 4, 30, 165
changing modes 163
changing schemes 166
changing settings 165
connector 6, 19, 274
conserving battery power 162
damaged cord 19, 20
EmPower adapter 163
extending battery life 162
Hibernate mode 163, 170
indicator 23, 26
international adapter 177
management 155, 162
schemes 165, 166
331
source problems 20
SpeedStep settings 165
Standby mode 23, 163
Standby/Resume 30
status box 30
status indicator 23, 26
surge protector 20
troubleshooting 299, 300
turning off convertible tablet PC 23
turning on convertible tablet PC 22
power adapter
airplane 13
automobile 13
printer
default 301
inkjet 14
installing 49, 217
laser 14
parallel port 275
sharing 199
troubleshooting 300
USB port 6, 273, 274
printing documents 77
programs
closing 78
closing unresponsive 24
installing 219, 246
opening 36, 60
reinstalling 219, 246
projector
adding 148
color quality 149
display properties 148
screen resolution 149
PS/2 port 275
R
radio
listening with MusicMatch 123
radio approval authorities 175
radio frequency wireless connections
175
RAM
332
See memory
rebooting convertible tablet PC 24
recalibrating battery 158
recharging battery 157
recordable drive
identifying drive 112
status indicator 25
troubleshooting 285
using 112, 125
recording
audio file 105
CD tracks 118, 133
data CD 126
music CD 136
recovering files and folders 68
Recycle Bin
deleting files and folders 68
emptying 69
recovering files and folders 68
using 60
re-dialing telephone 98
reinstalling
drivers 243
peripheral devices 217
printer 217
programs 219, 246
scanner 217
software 219, 246
Windows 248
See also installing
removing files and folders 60, 68, 69,
78, 230
renaming files and folders 78
replacing
See installing
reset hole
location 7
using 24
resetting convertible tablet PC 24
resolution
changing 184
restarting convertible tablet PC 24
Restoration DVD 242
restoring
device drivers 243
files and folders 68
programs 246
Windows 248
right-clicking 37, 41
rocker switch
changing settings 193
using 36
router 202, 203
S
S/PDIF digital audio jack
locating 274
using 108
safety
caring for computer 222
general precautions 16, 18, 309
guidelines for troubleshooting 280
static electricity 254
saving documents 75
ScanDisk
See Error-checking
scanner
installing 49, 217
USB port 6, 273
scanning drive
for errors 231
for viruses 226
Scheduled Tasks Wizard 235
screen
adjusting settings 182
changing color depth 182
changing number of colors 182
changing resolution 184
resolution 149
saver 188
troubleshooting 284, 303
screen objects
getting information 37
moving 37
selecting 36
Screen Rotation button 32
Scroll Lock
status indicator 27, 31
system key 31
Search utility 72
searching
for files and folders 70, 71, 72, 214
in Help and Support 52
security features
Kensington cable lock 3, 5, 272
Kensington lock ring 278
security while travelling 176
serial number 11, 12, 176
serial port 49, 275
setting up
safety precautions 310
sharing
devices 199
drives 198
Internet connection 198
printer 199
See also networking
shortcut menus
accessing 37
shortcuts
adding to desktop 61
buttons 34
closing programs 78
closing windows 78
copying 78
cutting 78
deleting files and folders 78
keyboard 78
opening menu 37
pasting 78
renaming files and folders 78
selecting adjacent items in list 78
selecting items in list 78
switching between files, folders, or
programs 78
shutting down convertible tablet PC 23,
24
small office network 198
SO-DIMM 255
333
software
See programs
sound
adjusting 31, 102
controls 29, 102
muting 31, 102
troubleshooting 302
Sound Recorder
making audio recordings 105
playing file 105
speakers
built-in 4, 5
jack 4, 274
specifications 12
speech recognition 44, 46, 58
SpeedStep technology 165
Standby
mode 23, 30, 163
system key 30
troubleshooting 300
Start button 60
Start menu 60
starting
convertible tablet PC 22
programs 36, 60
startup password 176
static electricity 254
status indicators
battery charge 26, 156
Caps Lock 27
diskette drive 141
drive activity 25
DVD drive 25
DVD/CD-RW drive 25
hard drive 25
location 6, 8, 9
memory card reader 25
numeric keypad 27, 30
Pad Lock 27, 30
power 23, 26
Scroll Lock 27, 31
Sticky Notes 58
streaming audio and video 199
334
support tool
PC Doctor 281
surge protector 20
Suspend 30
S-Video (TV) out jack
locating 274
using 150
system identification label 7, 10
system keys 28, 29
combinations 30
T
Tablet and Pen Settings 58, 189
tablet control buttons
locating 8
Screen Rotation 32
Tablet Input Panel 32
Windows Security 33
XtraBright/XtraDim 33
Tablet Input Panel button 32
Tablet PC Input Panel 44, 58
tapping 41
taskbar 60
Technical Support 305
technical support
automated troubleshooting 305
eSupport 12
FaxBack support 305
resources 304
Technical Support 305
tips before contacting 304
tutorial service 305
telephone
acoustic handset coupler 175
automatically canceling fax 99
canceling fax 97
configuring Fax 91
installing Fax 90
line protector 175
line tester 175
receiving and viewing faxes 97
retrying fax 98
sending fax 93
sending faxes from program 96
sending scanned image fax 96
setting up fax cover page template
95
using Fax 89
telephone support 304
television
playing DVD on 150
TV out jack 150
viewing display on 150
testing
DVD drive 140
tips
pen 44
title bar 63
Toslink digital audio jack
locating 274
using 108
touchpad
buttons 35, 36
changing settings 192
clicking 36
double-clicking 36
dragging screen objects 37
locating 9
moving pointer 35, 36
moving screen objects 37
opening files, folders, and programs
36
opening shortcut menu 37
right-clicking 37
rocker switch 36
selecting screen objects 36
training
CD 307
classroom 307
Gateway Learning Libraries 307
Learn@Gateway 307
transferring
files from Internet 85
files from old computer 213, 214
Internet settings from old computer
216
settings from old computer 213
travel tips 173
troubleshooting
audio 302
automated system 305
cleaning CD 287
cleaning DVD 287
device installation 282
diskette drive 283
display 284
DVD drive 285
DVD/CD-RW drive 285
Error-checking 231
faxed answers 305
faxes 294
files 287
gateway.your.way dial-up server 294
general guidelines 281
hard drive 288
Internet connection 289, 293
IRQ conflict 282
keyboard 291
LCD panel 284
memory 291
memory card reader 292
modem 292
mouse 296
network 297
passwords 298
PC Cards 298
PC Doctor 281
power 299
printer 300
reinstalling drivers 243
safety guidelines 280
screen 284, 303
screen area 284
screen resolution 284
sound 302
support tool 281
technical support 304
telephone support 304
touchpad 303
335
video 303
Web site connection speed 290
turning off
convertible tablet PC 23, 24
S/PDIF 108
wireless Ethernet 210
turning on
convertible tablet PC 22
S/PDIF 108
wireless Ethernet 210
tutoring
fee-based 306
TV out (S-Video out) jack
locating 274
using 150
U
undocking 277
updating
device drivers 55
Norton AntiVirus 226
upgrading 251
USB flash drive 13
USB port 6, 49, 273, 274
user accounts
adding 194
switching 194
V
VGA port 6, 148
video
capture 146
playing 107, 124
streaming 199
S-Video out jack 274
troubleshooting 303
video camera
connecting 146
video file
streaming 199
virus
protecting against 226
removing with Norton AntiVirus
336
226
voice recognition 58
volume
adjusting 31, 102
adjusting modem 296
controls 29, 102
muting 31, 102
system keys 28, 31
troubleshooting 302
W
waking up convertible tablet PC 23
WAV file 107
Web browser
button 34
using 81, 83
Web page 83
Web site
connecting to 84
defined 83
downloading files 85
Gateway 55
window
close button 63
closing 63, 78
identifying components 62
maximize button 63
menu bar 63
minimize button 63
title bar 63
Windows
clipboard 66
desktop 59
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
214
installing 248
Product Key Code 11
reinstalling 248
reinstalling drivers 243
Search utility 72
updating drivers 245
Windows Journal 58
Windows key 28, 29
Windows Media Player 107, 114, 124
Windows Security button 24, 33, 297
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 58
wired Ethernet network
creating a network 200
equipment list 203
example 202
using 201
wireless Ethernet
button 30
label 11
using while traveling 175
wireless Ethernet emitter
turning off 30, 210
turning on 30, 210
wireless Ethernet network
access point equipment list 207
access point example 206
ad hoc equipment list 209
ad hoc example 208
creating a network 200
peer-to-peer equipment list 209
peer-to-peer example 208
using 204
Wordpad 74
World Wide Web (WWW)
downloading files 85
using 83
writing 38, 44
X
XtraBright/XtraDim button 30, 33, 181
Z
Zip drive
backing up files 235
USB port 6, 273
337
338
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