User`s guide | Toshiba TECRA M2V DOTHAN 1.5 14' TFT/512MB/30GB/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/14T

Toshiba TECRA M2V DOTHAN 1.5 14' TFT/512MB/30GB/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/14T
®
Tecra M2V Series
User’s Guide
If you need assistance:
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Toshiba Global Support Centre
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
For more information, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on
page 191 in this guide.
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Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Model: Tecra M2V Series
ReWritable CD/DVD Drives
The computer system you purchased may include a ReWritable CD and/or DVD
drive(s), among the most advanced data storage technologies available. As with
any new technology, you must read and follow all set-up and usage instructions in
the applicable user guides and/or manuals enclosed. If you fail to do so, this
product may not function properly and you may lose data or suffer other damage.
TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS (“TOSHIBA”), ITS
AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT
OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR
ERROR FREE. YOU AGREE THAT TOSHIBA, ITS AFFILIATES AND
SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO
OR LOSS OF ANY BUSINESS, PROFITS, PROGRAMS, DATA OR
REMOVABLE STORAGE MEDIA ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
Protection of Stored Data
For your important data, please make periodic back-up copies of all the data
stored on the hard disk or other storage devices as a precaution against possible
failures, alteration, or loss of the data. IF YOUR DATA IS ALTERED OR
LOST DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF
THE HARD DISK DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AND THE
DATA CANNOT BE RECOVERED, TOSHIBA SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER
DAMAGE RESULTING THEREFROM. WHEN COPYING OR
TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM
WHETHER THE DATA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COPIED OR
TRANSFERRED. TOSHIBA DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR THE
FAILURE TO COPY OR TRANSFER THE DATA CORRECTLY.
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Critical Applications
The computer you have purchased is not designed for any “critical applications.”
“Critical applications” means life support systems, medical applications,
connections to implanted medical devices, commercial transportation, nuclear
facilities or systems or any other applications where product failure could lead to
injury to persons or loss of life or catastrophic property damage.
ACCORDINGLY, TOSHIBA, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS
DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THE USE
OF THE COMPUTER PRODUCTS IN ANY CRITICAL
APPLICATIONS. IF YOU USE THE COMPUTER PRODUCTS IN A
CRITICAL APPLICATION, YOU, AND NOT TOSHIBA, ASSUME
FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH USE.
FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity Information”
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE
Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to
this equipment. Operation with noncompliant peripherals or peripherals not
recommended by Toshiba is likely to result in interference to radio and TV
reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and
the computer's parallel port, monitor port, USB port, PS/2 port®, i.LINK®
port and microphone jack. Changes or modifications made to this equipment
not expressly approved by Toshiba or parties authorized by Toshiba could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
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This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Contact:
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618-1697
(949) 583-3000
Industry Canada requirement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
FCC requirements
The following information is pursuant to FCC CFR 47, Part 68 and refers to
internal modems.
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the bottom of this
equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration
number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested,
the information must be provided to the telephone company.
The modem connects to the telephone line by means of a standard jack called the
USOC RJ11C.
A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC part 68 rules and
requirements adopted by the ACTA. It is designed to be connected to a
compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a
telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all 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. For products approved after July 23, 2001, the REN for this
product is part of the product identifier that has the format
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US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by the ## are the REN without a
decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is
separately shown on the label.
Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public
utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for
information.
Telephone Company Procedures
The goal of the telephone company is to provide you with the best service it can.
In order to do this, it may occasionally be necessary for them to make changes in
their equipment, operations or procedures. If these changes might affect your
service or the operation of your equipment, the telephone company will give you
notice, in writing, to allow you to make any changes necessary to maintain
uninterrupted service.
If Problems Arise
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be
required. But if advanced notice is not practical, the telephone company will
notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to
file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty
information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support
Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at
(949) 859-4273. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
Disconnection
If you should ever decide to permanently disconnect your modem from its
present line, please call the telephone company and let them know of this change.
Fax Branding
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any
person to use a computer or other electronic device, including Fax machines, to
send any message 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 and an identification of the business or other entity, or other
individual sending the message and the telephone number of the sending
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machine or such business, other entity, or individual. (The telephone number
provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for which charges
exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.)
In order to program this information into your fax transmission, refer to the fax
software instructions installed on this computer.
Alarm Equipment
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone
line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm
equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment,
consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment
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NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.
This certification means that the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network protective, operational and safety
requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment
Technical Requirements document(s). The Department does not
guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure 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.
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 coordinated by a representative
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 ensure 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.
Caution: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves,
but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or
electrician, as appropriate.
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The user manual of analog equipment must contain the equipment’s
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) and an explanation notice similar
to the following:
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The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of this device can be found on the
label affixed to your computer.
NOTICE: 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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The standard connecting arrangement (telephone jack type) for this
equipment is jack type(s): USOC RJ11C.
Wireless Interoperability
The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be
interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
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The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision A/B/G), as defined
and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Bluetooth™ and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio
frequency range and may interfere with one another. If you use Bluetooth™
and Wireless LAN devices simultaneously, you may occasionally experience
a less than optimal network performance or even lose your network
connection.
If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off your
Bluetooth™ or Wireless LAN device.
Please contact Toshiba PC product support on Web site http://www.toshibaeurope.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or
http://www.pcsupport.global.toshiba.com in the United States for more
information.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range.
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Wireless LAN and your Health
Wireless LAN products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency
electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by Wireless LAN devices
however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless
devices like for example mobile phones.
Because Wireless LAN products operate within the guidelines found in radio
frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless
LAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect
the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels
and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive
research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of Wireless LAN may be restricted
by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the
organization. These situations may for example include:
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Using the Wireless LAN equipment on board of airplanes, or
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In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or
services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a
specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the Wireless LAN device prior to turning on the equipment.
Regulatory Information
The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card must be installed and used in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user
documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the
following radio frequency and safety standards.
Canada – Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located
or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada
limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from
Health Canada’s Web site www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb. The RF device shall not be
co-located with any other transmitter that has not been tested with this
device.
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Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1)
il ne doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est
susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, 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.
Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet
d'une licence, il doit etre utilize a l'interieur et devrait etre place loin des fenetres
afin de Fournier un ecram de blindage maximal. Si le matriel (ou son antenne
d'emission) est installe a l'exterieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used
indoors for frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for
harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 GHz to 5.35
GHz and 5.65 GHz to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause
interference with and/or damage this device.
Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
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This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE
Directive 1999/5/EC with essential test suites as per standards:
EN 60950 Safety of Information Technology equipment
ETS 300 328 Technical requirements for radio equipment
ETS 300 826 General EMC requirements for radio equipment.
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English:
Finnish:
Dutch:
French:
Swedish:
Danish:
German:
Hereby, TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company, declares
that this Radio LAN device is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Valmistaja TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
vakuuttaa täten että Radio LAN device tyyppinen laite on direktiivin
1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden
ehtojen mukainen.
Hierbij verklaart TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company dat
het toestel Radio LAN device in overeenstemming is met de essentiële
eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Bij deze TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company dat deze
Radio LAN device voldoet aan de essentiële eisen en aan de overige
relevante bepalingen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
Par la présente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
déclare que l'appareil Radio LAN device est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/
CE.
Par la présente, TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
déclare que ce Radio LAN device est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions de la directive 1999/5/CE qui lui
sont applicables.
Härmed intygar TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company att
denna Radio LAN device står I överensstämmelse med de väsentliga
egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av
direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Undertegnede TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Radio LAN device overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF
Hiermit erklärt TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company, dass
sich dieser/diese/dieses Radio LAN device in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten Vorschriften
der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet". (BMWi)
Hiermit erklärt TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company die
Übereinstimmung des Gerätes Radio LAN device mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten
Festlegungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG. (Wien)
Greek:
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Italian:
Spanish:
Portuguese:
Con la presente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
dichiara che questo Radio LAN device è conforme ai requisiti essenziali
ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Por medio de la presente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network
Company declara que el Radio LAN device cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company declara que este
Radio LAN device está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
USA – Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the devices in a
Wireless LAN System is subject to the following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired
operation.
TOSHIBA is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by
unauthorized modification of the devices included with this TOSHIBA Wireless
LAN Mini PCI Card, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and
equipment other than specified by TOSHIBA.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification,
substitution or attachment will be the responsibility of the user.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is far
below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the TOSHIBA
Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card shall be used in such a manner that the potential
for human contact during normal operation is minimized. In normal operating
configuration, the LCD in the upright position, the distance between the antenna
and the user should not be less than 20 cm. The antenna(s) used for this
transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter. Antenna(s) used in 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz frequency band
must be integral antenna which provide no access to the end user.
Refer to the Regulatory Statements as identified in the documentation that comes
with those products for additional information.
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Caution: Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for
frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 GHz to 5.35 GHz
and 5.65 GHz to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference
with and/or damage this device.
NOTE
The above Caution information applies to products that operate with an
802.11a device.
Taiwan
Article 14
Article 17
Unless approved, for any model accredited low power radio frequency
electric machinery, any company, trader or user shall not change the
frequency, increase the power or change the features and functions of the
original design.
Any use of low power radio frequency electric machinery shall not affect
the aviation safety and interfere with legal communications. In event that
any interference is found, the use of such electric machinery shall be
stopped immediately, and reusing of such products can be resumed until
no interference occurs after improvement.
The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio
communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and
regulations.
Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference
from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and medical radio
emission electric machinery.
Using this Equipment in Japan
In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second
generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment
overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station and
specified low-power radio station).
1. Sticker
Please put the following sticker on devices incorporating this product.
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2. Indication
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
(1)
(2) (3)
2.4DSOF4
(4)
1
2
2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
DS: This equipment uses DS-SS modulation.
OF: This equipment uses OFDM modulation.
3
4
The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m.
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from
2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz.
It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems.
3. TOSHIBA Direct PC
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100
Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916
Fax: 03-5444-9450
Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the
Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs to the device class of
radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station
stipulated in the Radio Law and the Telecommunications Business Law of Japan.
The Name of the radio equipment: refer to the equipment label provided on the
computer
JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS
EQUIPMENT
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Approval Number: D01-1128JP
TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER Approval Number: 03NY.A0018,
03GZDA0017
The following restrictions apply:
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Do not disassemble or modify the device.
Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
5.17 GHz to 5.23 GHz for indoor use only
Radio approvals for wireless devices
NOTE
The following information is dependent on what type of wireless device is in
your computer.
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Atheros
AR5BMB-43/44 Mini PCI Wireless network adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
NOTE
This device works on passive scan only.
A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode.
802.11b (2.4 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
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Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
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Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in
European Community Countries
België/
Belgique:
Deutschland:
France:
Italia:
Nederland:
For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than
300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to
IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public
grounds over more than 300m. For registration and license please
contact IBPT/BIPT.
Voor privé-gebruik buiten gebouw over publieke groud over afstand
kleiner dan 300m geen registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig; voor gebruik
over afstand groter dan 300m is wel registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig.
Voor registratie of licentie kunt u contact opnemen met BIPT.
Dans le cas d’une utilisation privée, à l’extérieur d’un bâtiment, audessus d’un espace public, aucun enregistrement n’est nécessaire pour
une distance de moins de 300m. Pour une distance supérieure à 300m un
enregistrement auprès de I’IBPT est requise. Pour les enregistrements et
licences, veuillez contacter I’IBPT.
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Anmeldung im Outdoor-Bereich notwendig, aber nicht
genehmigungspflichtig.Bitte mit Händler die Vorgehensweise
abstimmen.
Restricted frequency band: only channels 1 to 7 (2400 MHz and 2454
MHz respectively) may be used outdoors in France. Please contact
A.R.T. (http://www.art-telecom.fr) for applicable procedures to follow.
Bande de fréquence restreinte: seuls les canaux 1- 7 (2400 et 2454 MHz
respectivement) doivent être utilisés endroits extérieur en France. Vous
pouvez contacter I’Autorité de Régulation des Télécommuniations
(http://www.art-telecom.fr) pour la procédure à suivre.
License required for indoor use. Use with outdoor installations not
allowed.
E’necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l’uso interno.
Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire.
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Licentie verplicht voor gebruik met buitenantennes. Neem contact op
met verkoper voor juiste procedure.
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802.11a (5 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
Turbo Mode (5 GHz)
Canada
USA
Europe - Restrictions for use of 5 GHz Frequencies in
European Community Countries
European Community
Countries
Austria
Belgium, France,
Switzerland/Lichtenstein
Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Greece,
Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Sweden, UK
Iceland, Spain
5150-5250 MHz 5250-5350 MHz
Channels: 36, 40, 44,
48
5470-5725 MHz
Channels: 52, 56, 60, Channels: 100, 104, 108, 112,
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116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140
Indoor Only
O
O
Indoor Only
x
O
Indoor/Outdoor
x
x
O
O
O
O
O
O
O: allowed ×: forbidden
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To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless
LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channel limitations apply.
The user should use the wireless LAN utility to check the current channel of
operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as
listed above, the user must cease operating the Wireless LAN at that
location and consult he local technical support staff responsible for the
wireless network.
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The 5 GHz Turbo mode feature is not allowed for operation in any
European Community country.
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This device must not be operated in ad-hoc mode using channels in the
5 GHz bands in the European Community. Ad-hoc mode provides a direct
communication between two client devices without a Wireless LAN Access
Point.
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This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and
activated a radar detection feature required for European Community
operation in the 5 GHz bands. This device will operate under the control of
the Access Point in order to avoid operating on a channel occupied by any
radar system in the area. The presence of nearby radar operation may result
in temporary interruption of operation of this device. The Access Point’s
radar detection feature will automatically restart operation on a channel free
of radar. You may consult with the local technical support staff responsible
for the wireless network to ensure the Access Point device(s) are properly
configured for European Community operation.
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Atheros AR5001X
Mini PCI Wireless network adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
NOTE
This device works on passive scan only.
A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode.
802.11b (2.4 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
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Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
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802.11a (5 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
Turbo Mode (5 GHz)
Canada
USA
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel® PRO/
Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
Argentina
Belgium
Chile
France
Iceland
Japan
Mexico
Norway
Singapore
Switzerland
USA
Australia
Brazil
Denmark
Germany
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Netherlands
Peru
Spain
UK
Venezuela
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Canada
Finland
Greece
Italy
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Portugal
Sweden
Uruguay
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Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Toshiba Mini PCI
Wireless LAN Card
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
Australia
Canada
France
Hong Kong
Italy
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Portugal
Sweden
UK
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Iceland
Japan
Malaysia
Norway
Singapore
Switzerland
USA
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Netherlands
Philippines
Spain
Thailand
Bluetooth wireless technology Interoperability
Bluetooth™ Cards from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with any
product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping
Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
❖
Bluetooth Specification as defined and approved by The Bluetooth Special
Interest Group.
❖
Logo certification with Bluetooth wireless technology as defined by The
Bluetooth Special interest Group.
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Bluetooth wireless technology is a new innovative technology, and TOSHIBA
has not confirmed compatibility of its Bluetooth™ products with all PCs and/
or equipment using Bluetooth wireless technology other than TOSHIBA
portable computers.
Always use Bluetooth™ cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless
networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable
computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA PC product support
on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in
Europe or http://www.pcsupport.global.toshiba.com in the United States for
more information.
When you use Bluetooth™ cards from TOSHIBA close to 2.4 GHz Wireless
LAN devices, Bluetooth transmissions might slow down or cause errors. If
you detect certain interference while you use Bluetooth™ cards from
TOSHIBA, always change the frequency, move your PC to the area outside of
the interference range of 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN devices (40 meters/
43.74 yards or more) or stop transmitting from your PC. Please contact
TOSHIBA PC product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/
computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or http://
www.pcsupport.global.toshiba.com in the United States for more
information.
Bluetooth™ and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio
frequency range and may interfere with one another. If you use Bluetooth™
and Wireless LAN devices simultaneously, you may occasionally experience
a less than optimal network performance or even lose your network
connection. If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off
either one of your Bluetooth™ or Wireless LAN. Please contact Toshiba PC
product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/
bluetooth.htm in Europe or http://www.pcsupport.global.toshiba.com in the
United States for more information.
Bluetooth wireless technology and your Health
The products with Bluetooth wireless technology, like other radio devices, emit
radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by devices
with Bluetooth wireless technology however is far much less than the
electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like for example mobile
phones.
Because products with Bluetooth wireless technology operate within the
guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations,
TOSHIBA believes Bluetooth wireless technology is safe for use by consumers.
These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific
community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists
who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
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In some situations or environments, the use of Bluetooth wireless technology
may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives
of the organization. These situations may for example include:
❖
Using the equipment with Bluetooth wireless technology on board of
airplanes, or
❖
In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or
services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a
specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the device with Bluetooth wireless technology prior to
turning on the equipment.
Regulatory statements
This product complies with any mandatory product specification in any country/
region where the product is sold. In addition, the product complies with the
following:
European Union (EU) and EFTA
This equipment complies with the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC and has been
provided with the CE mark accordingly.
Canada — Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.”
L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1)
il ne doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prét à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est
susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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Caution: FCC Interference Statement
This device complies with part15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
❖
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
❖
This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Note that any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved
by the manufacturer may void the authorization to operate this equipment.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Bluetooth™ Card from TOSHIBA is far below
the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth™ Card
from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation is minimized.
In order to comply with FCC radio-frequency radiation exposure guidelines for
an uncontrolled environment, the Bluetooth™ Card from TOSHIBA has to be
operated while maintaining a minimum body to antenna which are located on top
of LCD distance of 20 cm.
Refer to the Regulatory Statements as identified in the documentation that comes
with those products for additional information.
The Bluetooth™ Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits.
Nevertheless, it is advised to use the Bluetooth™ Card from TOSHIBA in such a
manner that human contact during normal operation is minimized.
NOTE
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by
TOSHIBA or parties authorized by TOSHIBA could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Taiwan
Article 14
Unless approved, for any model accredited low power radio frequency
electric machinery, any company, trader or user shall not change the
frequency, increase the power or change the features and functions of the
original design.
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Article 17
Any use of low power radio frequency electric machinery shall not affect
the aviation safety and interfere with legal communications. In event that
any interference is found, the use of such electric machinery shall be
stopped immediately, and reusing of such products can be resumed until
no interference occurs after improvement.
The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio
communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and
regulations.
Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference
from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and medical radio
emission electric machinery.
Using this equipment in Japan
In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second
generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment
overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station and
specified low-power radio station).
1. Sticker
Please put the following sticker on devices incorporating this product.
2. Indication
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
(1)
(2) (3)
2.4FH1
(4)
1
2
2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation.
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3
4
The interference range of this equipment is less than 10m.
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to
2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile object
identification systems.
3. TOSHIBA Direct PC
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100
Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916
Fax: 03-5444-9450
Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification, and it
belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication
system radio station stipulated in the Radio Law of Japan.
The Name of the radio equipment: EYXF2CS
TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER
Approval Number: 01NYDA1305
The following restrictions apply:
❖
Do not disassemble or modify the device.
❖
Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
DVD-ROM, multi-function drive safety instructions
The DVD-ROM and multi-function drives employ a laser system. To ensure
proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retain
for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an
authorized service location.
Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those
specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure.
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Location of the required label
(Sample shown below. Location of the label and manufacturing information may
vary.)
This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read the user’s guide carefully and keep it
for your future reference. In case of any trouble with this model, please contact your
nearest “AUTHORIZED service station.” To prevent direct exposure to the laser
beam, do not try to open the enclosure.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified in the owner’s manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Copyright
This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all
rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any
form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is
assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
©2004 by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Export Administration Regulation
This document contains technical data that may be controlled under the U.S.
Export Administration Regulations, and may be subject to the approval of the
U.S. Department of Commerce prior to export. Any export, directly or indirectly,
in contravention of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations is prohibited.
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Notice
The information contained in this manual, including but not limited to any
product specifications, is subject to change without notice.
TOSHIBA CORPORATION AND TOSHIBA AMERICA
INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (TOSHIBA) PROVIDES NO
WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL OR ANY OTHER
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO
ANY OF THE FOREGOING. TOSHIBA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY
FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY
FROM ANY TECHNICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR
OMISSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN OR FOR DISCREPANCIES
BETWEEN THE PRODUCT AND THE MANUAL. IN NO EVENT
SHALL TOSHIBA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES,
WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL OR
ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE
THEREOF.
Trademarks
Tecra, Fn-esse, Noteworthy, and Slim SelectBay are registered trademarks,
ConfigFree and SmartMedia are trademarks, of Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc. and/or Toshiba Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
DirectX, Active Desktop, DirectShow, and Windows Media are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
ConfigFree is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Dolby - Manufactured by Toshiba under license from Dolby Laboratories/ Dolby
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
TouchPad is a trademark of Synaptics, Inc.
All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies.
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Computer disposal information
This product contains mercury. Disposal of this material may be regulated due to
environmental considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information,
please contact your local government or the Electronic Industries Alliance at
www.eiae.org.
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Contents
Introduction............................................................................... 35
This guide ..................................................................36
Safety icons ...............................................................37
Other icons used..................................................38
Other documentation .................................................38
Service options ..........................................................39
Chapter 1: Getting Started........................................................ 40
Selecting a place to work...................................................... 40
Creating a computer-friendly environment..................... 40
Keeping yourself comfortable.......................................... 41
Other precautions.................................................................. 45
Setting up your computer..................................................... 46
Connecting the AC adapter .............................................. 47
Charging the battery......................................................... 50
Turning on the computer...................................................... 51
Opening the display panel................................................ 51
Turning on the power ....................................................... 52
Setting up your software ...................................................... 53
Registering your computer with Toshiba............................ 54
Setting up other devices................................................... 54
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Turning off the computer...................................................... 54
Closing the display panel................................................. 55
Chapter 2: Connecting Other External Devices....................... 57
Using external display devices............................................. 57
Connecting an external monitor or projector................. 57
Directing the display output when you turn on the
computer ...................................................................... 58
Adjusting the quality of the external display................... 59
Video limitations............................................................... 59
Using a keyboard.................................................................. 60
Connecting a keyboard ........................................60
Making your external keyboard emulate
the Fn key .........................................................60
Using a mouse ...........................................................60
Connecting a mouse........................................................ 61
Connecting a local printer .................................................... 61
Connecting an optional external diskette drive................... 63
Connecting external speakers or headphones................... 64
Connecting an external microphone................................... 65
Using an expansion device................................................... 65
Adding memory.................................................................... 66
Installing memory modules............................................. 66
Using Slim SelectBay® modules......................................... 76
Removing a module from the Slim SelectBay®............. 76
Inserting a module into the Slim SelectBay® ................. 77
Inserting and removing hard drives.................................... 78
Inserting and removing PC Cards....................................... 81
Inserting a PC Card........................................................... 82
Removing a PC Card........................................................ 83
Setting up a PC Card for your computer........................ 84
Inserting an SD™ card.......................................................... 84
Connecting your modem to a telephone line..................... 85
Connecting to a phone line ............................................. 85
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Chapter 3: Learning the Basics................................................ 87
Computing tips...................................................................... 87
Using the keyboard............................................................... 88
Character keys ................................................................. 89
Making your keyboard emulate a full-size keyboard..... 89
Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys......................................................... 90
Function keys.................................................................... 90
Windows special keys...................................................... 91
Overlay keys ..................................................................... 91
Using the TouchPad™.......................................................... 93
Control buttons................................................................. 94
Using the TOSHIBA Console button................................... 94
Starting a program................................................................ 96
Starting a program from the Start menu........................ 96
Starting a program from Windows ® Explorer............... 97
Starting a program from the Run dialog box................. 98
Saving your work.................................................................. 99
Printing your work.............................................................. 101
Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive................... 102
DVD-ROM drive components.............................103
Inserting a compact disc ............................................... 104
Removing a compact disc with the computer on ...... 107
Removing a compact disc with the computer off ...... 107
Caring for CDs and DVDs.............................................. 107
Using PC Cards................................................................... 108
Hot swapping.................................................................. 108
Using SD™ cards................................................................ 109
Using your computer at the office..................................... 110
Using a computer lock........................................................ 110
Caring for your computer................................................... 111
Cleaning the computer................................................... 111
Moving the computer..................................................... 112
Powering down the computer........................................... 112
Using Turn Off or Shut down......................................... 113
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Using Hibernation........................................................... 115
Using Standby................................................................. 117
Toshiba’s online resources ................................................. 120
Chapter 4: Mobile Computing................................................ 121
Toshiba’s energy-saver design........................................... 121
Running the computer on battery power.......................... 122
Battery Notice.................................................................. 122
Charging the main battery..................................123
Charging the RTC battery...................................124
Monitoring battery power .............................................. 125
What to do when the battery alarm sounds ..................... 128
Changing batteries............................................................... 129
Taking care of your battery................................................. 131
Safety precautions.......................................................... 131
Maximizing battery life.................................................... 132
Disposing of used batteries safely................................. 133
Conserving power............................................................... 134
Power usage profiles in Windows XP Professional .... 134
Using a hot key to set the power usage mode............. 135
Additional options for power.............................................. 136
Chapter 5: Exploring Your Options........................................ 137
Exploring the desktop......................................................... 137
Finding your way around the desktop........................... 138
Exploring audio features..................................................... 142
Using external speakers or headphones....................... 142
Recording sounds .......................................................... 143
Playing an audio CD-ROM............................................. 145
Exchanging data with another computer.......................... 146
Transferring files.............................................................. 146
Getting help transferring files......................................... 146
Setting up for communications..................................... 147
Connecting the modem to a telephone line.................. 148
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Connecting your computer to a network ....................
Toshiba’s online resources.............................................
An overview of using the Internet......................................
The Internet.....................................................................
The World Wide Web ....................................................
Internet Service Providers.............................................
Connecting to the Internet ............................................
Surfing the Internet.........................................................
Internet features..............................................................
Uploading and downloading files from
the Internet .................................................................
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155
Chapter 6: Toshiba Utilities ..................................................... 156
Fn-esse.................................................................................
Starting Fn-esse .............................................................
Using the keyboard or pointing device
to assign keys.............................................................
Viewing existing key assignments................................
Changing or removing existing key
assignments...............................................................
TOSHIBA HW Setup...........................................................
Accessing TOSHIBA HW Setup....................................
TOSHIBA Power Saver.......................................................
TOSHIBA Mobile Extension...............................................
TOSHIBA Password Utility.................................................
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility...................................................
TOSHIBA CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer......................
TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility....................................
PC Diagnostic Tool..............................................................
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Chapter 7: Keeping Your Files Safe........................................ 173
Using passwords in Windows .......................................... 173
Setting user-level passwords ............................................ 174
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Using an instant user-level password........................... 175
Using a power-on (user-level) password.......................... 176
Setting a power-on (user-level) password................... 176
Creating a user token on an SD™ memory card......... 178
Deleting a power on (user-level) password ................. 178
Deleting a user token on an SD™ memory card......... 179
Using the power-on (user-level) password.................. 179
Using a supervisor password............................................ 180
Setting a supervisor password...................................... 180
Creating a supervisor token on an SD™
memory card.............................................................. 182
Deleting a supervisor password.................................... 182
Deleting a supervisor on an SD™ Memory Card ........ 183
Hard disk drive passwords................................................. 184
Setting a hard disk drive user only password
in System Setup......................................................... 185
Deleting or changing a hard disk drive user
only password in System Setup............................... 186
Setting a hard disk drive master and user
password in System Setup....................................... 187
Changing the master and user passwords
in System Setup......................................................... 188
Deleting the hard disk drive master and
user passwords in the System Setup...................... 189
Chapter 8: If Something Goes Wrong................................... 191
Problems that are easy to fix....................................191
Problems when you turn on the computer...............193
The Windows ® operating system is not working......194
Using Startup options to fix problems ...............195
Internet problems ..............................................196
The Windows® XP operating system
can help you...................................................196
Resolving a hardware conflict ..................................197
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A plan of action..................................................197
Resolving hardware conflicts on your own ........198
Fixing a problem with Device Manager ..............199
Memory problems .............................................201
Power and the batteries .....................................202
Keyboard problems............................................203
Display problems ...............................................204
Disk drive problems...........................................206
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems......208
Sound system problems ....................................209
PC Card problems..............................................210
Printer problems................................................213
Modem problems...............................................214
Develop good computing habits ..............................214
If you need further assistance..................................215
Before you call ...................................................216
Contacting Toshiba ............................................216
Other Toshiba Internet Web sites ............................217
Toshiba’s worldwide offices.....................................218
Appendix A: Hot Keys...............................................220
Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors .............227
Appendix C: Using ConfigFree™ with your
Toshiba Computer................................................................... 228
Getting Started.........................................................229
Starting ConfigFree ............................................229
ConfigFree Utilities...................................................230
Connectivity Doctor ...........................................230
Search for Wireless Devices ..............................233
Profile Settings ..................................................235
Quick Connect....................................................237
Using the Automatic Switch.....................................240
Semi-Automatic Switch Feature ...............................241
Glossary................................................................................... 242
Index......................................................................................... 256
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Introduction
Welcome to the world of powerful, portable multimedia
computing. With your Toshiba notebook computer, your
work can accompany you wherever you go.
Toshiba notebook computers provide considerable computing
power, enabling you to perform the most demanding
computing tasks from any location.
You will find your operating system, Microsoft® Windows®
XP Professional, already installed on your computer. Your
operating system offers exciting features and easy Internet
access.
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This guide
NOTE
The product specifications and configuration information are
designed for a product series. Your particular model may not
have all the features and specifications listed or illustrated. For
more detailed information about the features and
specifications on your particular model, visit Toshiba's Web
site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication
to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein,
product specifications, configurations, prices, system/
component/options availability are all subject to change
without notice. For the most up-to-date product information
about your computer, or to stay current with the various
computer software or hardware options, visit Toshiba's Web
site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
This guide
This user’s guide contains basic information about your
computer, including troubleshooting advice, detailed
descriptions of your computer’s hardware and how to use it,
and vital notes about Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Depending on your needs, you can:
❖
Read the entire guide from beginning to end.
❖
Skim through and stop when a topic interests you.
❖
Use the table of contents and the index to find specific
information.
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Safety icons
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Safety icons
This manual contains safety instructions that must be
observed in order to avoid potential hazards that could result
in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of
data. These safety cautions have been classified according to
the seriousness of the risk, and the icons highlight these
instructions as follows:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in property damage.
NOTE
Provides important information.
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Other documentation
Other icons used
Additional icons highlight other helpful or educational
information:
TECHNICAL NOTE: This icon highlights technical information
about the computer.
HINT: This icon denotes helpful hints and tips.
DEFINITION: This icon indicates the definition of a term used
in the text.
Other documentation
Your computer comes with the following documentation:
❖
This electronic user’s guide. Look for the user’s guide
icon on your desktop or in the DOCS folder on the
C: drive.
❖
Guides for other programs that may come preinstalled on
your computer or that are available for installation on
your Recovery media (if applicable to your system).
❖
For accessory information, visit Toshiba's Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com.
❖ The Microsoft® Windows® operating system
documentation which explains the features of the
operating system.
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Service options
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Service options
Toshiba offers a full line of optional service programs to
complement its limited warranty. To stay current on the most
recent software and hardware options for your computer, and
for other product information, be sure to regularly check the
Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If you
need further assistance” on page 215.
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, describes
how to connect components, and explains what to do the first
time you use your computer.
Selecting a place to work
Your computer is designed to be used in a variety of locations
and situations. This section provides guidelines for setting up
your computing environment.
Creating a computer-friendly environment
Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for
the computer and any other items you need to use, such as a
printer. Leave enough space around the computer and other
equipment to give adequate ventilation and prevent
overheating.
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Selecting a place to work
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To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect
your work area from:
❖
Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight.
❖
Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field,
such as large stereo speakers (other than speakers that are
connected to the computer) or speakerphones.
❖
Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of
temperature change such as air conditioner vents or
heaters.
❖
Extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
❖
Liquids and corrosive chemicals.
If you spill liquid into the computer, turn off the computer,
unplug it from the AC power source, and let it dry out
completely before turning it on again. If the computer does not
operate correctly after you turn it back on, contact your
network administrator. Refer to “If you need further assistance”
on page 215 for more information.
Keeping yourself comfortable
Strain and stress injuries are becoming more common as
people spend more time using their computers. However,
with a little care and the proper use of the equipment, you can
work comfortably throughout the day.
Using the computer keyboard incorrectly can result in
discomfort and possible injury. If your hands, wrists, and/or
arms hurt while typing, stop using the computer and rest. If the
discomfort persists, consult a physician.
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This section provides hints on avoiding strain and stress
injuries. For more information, consult books on ergonomics,
repetitive-motion injury, and repetitive-stress syndrome.
Placement of the computer
Proper placement of the computer and external devices is
important to avoid stress-related injuries. Consider the
following when placing your computer.
❖
Place the computer on a flat surface at a comfortable
height and distance. You should be able to type without
twisting your torso or neck and look at the screen without
slouching.
❖
If you use an external monitor, the top of the screen
should be no higher than eye level.
❖
If you use a paper holder, set it at the same height and
distance as the screen.
Seating and posture
When using your computer, maintain good posture with your
body relaxed and your weight distributed evenly. Proper
seating is a primary factor in reducing work strain. Some
people find a backless chair more comfortable than a
conventional chair. Whichever type you choose, use the
following guidelines to adjust your chair for maximum
computing comfort.
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Below eye level
Approximately
90° angles
Footrest
Correct posture and positioning of the computer
❖
Position your chair so that the keyboard is at or slightly
below the level of your elbow. You should be able to type
comfortably with your shoulders relaxed and your
forearms parallel to the floor.
If you are using a conventional chair:
❖
Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. If
necessary, use a footrest to raise the level of your knees
and ease the pressure on the back of your thighs.
❖
Adjust the back of your chair so that it supports the lower
curve of your spine. If necessary, use a cushion to provide
extra back support. Lower-back support cushions are
available at many office supply stores.
❖
Sit with your back straight so that your knees, hips, and
elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when you
work. Do not slump forward or lean back too far.
Lighting
Proper lighting can improve the readability of the display and
reduce eyestrain.
❖
Position the display panel or external monitor so that
sunlight or bright indoor lighting does not reflect off the
screen. Use tinted windows or shades to reduce glare.
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❖
Avoid placing your computer in front of a bright light that
shines directly into your eyes.
❖
If possible, use soft, indirect lighting in your computer
work area.
Your LCD display has a brightness approaching that of a TV
device. We recommend that you adjust the brightness of your
LCD to a comfortable level to prevent possible strain on your
eyes.
Arms and wrists
❖
Avoid bending, arching, or twisting your wrists. Keep
them in a relaxed, neutral position while typing.
❖
Exercise your hands, wrists, and arms to improve
circulation.
Work habits
The key to avoiding discomfort or injury from strain is to
vary your activities. If possible, schedule a variety of tasks
into your working day. Finding ways to break up the routine
can reduce stress and improve your efficiency.
❖
Take frequent, short breaks to change position, stretch
your muscles, and relieve your eyes. A break of two or
three minutes every half hour is more effective than a
long break after several hours.
❖
Avoid performing repetitive activities for long periods.
Intersperse such activities with other tasks.
❖
Focusing your eyes on your computer screen for long
periods can cause eyestrain. Look away from the
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computer frequently and focus your eyes on a distant
object for at least 30 seconds.
Your LCD display has a brightness approaching that of a TV
device. We recommend that you adjust the brightness of your
LCD to a comfortable level to prevent possible strain on your
eyes.
Other precautions
Your computer is designed to optimize safety, minimize
strain, and withstand the rigors of portability. However, you
should observe certain precautions to further reduce the risk
of personal injury or damage to the computer.
Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. If two
cards are installed, both can become hot even if only one is
used extensively. Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors
or instability in the PC Card operation.
Be careful when you remove a PC Card that has been used for
lengthy periods of time.
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to
sharp impacts. Excessive pressure or impact can damage
computer components or cause your computer to malfunction.
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Setting up your computer
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all set-up steps up to
“Setting up your software” on page 53 before adding external
or internal components to your computer. These components
include, but are not limited to, a mouse, keyboard, printer,
memory, and PC cards.
Your computer comes with a rechargeable battery pack that
must be charged before you can use it.
To use external power or to charge the battery, you must
attach the AC adapter. See “Connecting the AC adapter” on
page 47.
To register your computer online, or to sign up for an Internet
account, you must connect the built-in modem to a telephone
line.
Before adding any of these devices to the computer, be sure
to complete “Setting up your software” on page 53.
After setting up your computer, you may want to:
❖
Add more memory. See “Adding memory” on page 66.
❖
Connect a mouse. See “Connecting a mouse” on page 61.
❖
Connect a full-size keyboard. See “Using a keyboard” on
page 60.
❖
Connect an external monitor. See “Using external display
devices” on page 57.
❖
Connect a local printer. See “Connecting a local printer”
on page 61.
❖
Install PC Cards. See “Inserting and removing PC Cards”
on page 81.
For more information on installing specific devices, see
“Connecting Other External Devices” on page 57.
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Connecting the AC adapter
our computer requires power to operate. Use the power cord/
cable and AC adapter cord to connect the computer to a live
electrical outlet, or to charge the computer’s battery.
AC adapter
Power cord/cable
AC adapter cord
Sample power cord/cable and AC adapter
Hold the power cord/cable by its plug when you connect/
disconnect it. Do NOT pull the cord/cable itself. Doing so may
damage the power cord/cable and result in a short circuit or
electric shock.
When you connect the AC adapter to the computer, always
follow the steps in the exact order as described in the User’s
Manual. Connecting the power cord/cable to a live electrical
outlet should be the last step; otherwise, the adapter DC output
plug could hold an electrical charge and cause an electrical
shock or minor bodily injury when touched. As a general
safety precaution, avoid touching any metal parts.
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Use only the AC adapter supplied with your computer or an
equivalent adapter that is compatible. Use of any incompatible
adapter could damage your computer. Toshiba assumes no
liability for any damage caused by use of an incompatible
adapter.
To connect AC power to the computer:
1
Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adapter.
Sample connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adapter
cord
Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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Plug the AC adapter cord into the DC-IN on the back of
the computer.
Sample connecting the AC adapter cord to the computer
3
Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet.
The AC power indicator glows when the computer is
connected to an external power source.
The battery light:
❖
Glows amber while the battery is being charged.
❖
Glows green when the battery is fully charged.
❖
Is unlit when the computer is not connected to an external
power source. For information on determining battery
power, see “Monitoring battery power” on page 125.
Damaged power cords/cables can cause fire or electric shock.
Never modify, forcibly bend, place heavy objects on top of, or
apply heat to the power cord/cable.
If the power cord/cable becomes damaged or the plug
overheats, discontinue use. There is a risk of electric
shock.
Never remove the power plug from the outlet with wet hands.
Doing so may cause an electric shock.
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Charging the battery
Before you can use the battery to power the computer, you
must charge it. Connect the computer to a live electrical
outlet using the AC adapter and power cable. When the AC
adapter is connected to a live electrical outlet, the system
indicator panel’s AC power light ( ) glows green and the
battery light ( ) glows amber. When the battery light turns
green, the battery is completely charged and ready to power
the computer.
Charging time for the battery varies depending upon the
demand placed on the AC adapter. If the computer is off, the
battery should fully charge in about three hours. If the
computer is on, the battery will charge in four to ten hours,
provided the computer is not consuming full power. If you are
also charging a secondary battery housed in the Slim
SelectBay®, charging time will be longer.
NOTE
Once the battery is charged for the first time, avoid leaving the
computer plugged in and turned off for more than a few hours
at a time.
NOTE
Battery life and charge time may vary depending on the
applications, power management settings, and features used.
TECHNICAL NOTE: When your computer is using all of the
power provided by the AC Adaptor to run applications,
features, and devices, the recharging of the battery can not
occur. Your computer's Power Saver utility can be used to
select a power level setting that reduces the power required for
system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
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For more information on battery use, see “Running the
computer on battery power” on page 122.
Turning on the computer
The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin
using it.
Opening the display panel
1
Slide the display latch to the right.
2
Lift the display panel.
To avoid damaging the display panel, do not force it beyond
the point where it moves easily, and never lift the computer by
the display panel.
Small bright dots may appear on your TFT display when you
turn on your computer. Your display contains an extremely
large number of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is
manufactured using high-precision technology. Any small
bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic
characteristic of the TFT manufacturing technology.
NOTE
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the
computer, the brightness of the LCD Screen will deteriorate.
This is an intrinsic characteristic of LCD technology.
Screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery
power and you may not be able to increase the brightness of
the screen.
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Turning on the power
To turn on the computer:
1
Make sure any external devices (such as the AC adapter,
if you plan to use AC power rather than battery power)
are properly connected and ready.
2
Check to ensure that any diskette drives are empty.
3
Press and hold the power button in until the on/off light
on the system indicator panel glows green—about one
second.
Sample turning on the power
The preinstalled operating system will load automatically.
When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn
off the power again until the operating system has loaded
completely.
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Setting up your software
NOTE
The name of windows displayed, and the order in which
windows appear, may vary according to your software setup
choices.
The first time you turn on your computer, the Setup Wizard
guides you through steps to set up your software.
1
From the welcome screen, click Next to enter the Setup
Wizard.
2
Confirm acceptance of Microsoft’s End User License
Agreement and click Next.
3
Enter the computer name and description and click Next
or Skip.
The computer pauses for a moment while checking for an
internet connection.
A window displays the message “An Internet connection
could not be chosen.”
4
NOTE
Click Skip to exit the process or Next to continue.
To register online, your computer’s modem must be connected
to a voice-grade telephone line, or the Internet via a Local Area
Network.
A window will display asking if you wish to register with
Toshiba and Microsoft.
5
Click Yes to register or No to exit the process.
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NOTE
If you click No, you may register with Toshiba by clicking the
Register with Toshiba icon on the desktop.
6
Enter your personal information in the registration
window.
7
Click Finish to complete the process.
Your computer restarts automatically.
Registering your computer with Toshiba
Product registration is strongly recommended, and allows
Toshiba to send Customer periodic updates, announcements,
and special offers applicable to the product. Product
registration can be completed during the initial start up
process of your computer. If you opt not to register at that
time, you can either double-click the icon on your desktop or
go to the Toshiba Web site at www.register.toshiba.com.
Customer failure to complete Product Registration will not
diminish Customer rights under this limited Warranty.
Setting up other devices
You may want to take this time to set up your printer or other
peripheral devices. For more information, see “Connecting a
local printer” on page 61.
Turning off the computer
It is generally a good idea to turn off your computer when
you are not using it.
If you are using the computer for the first time, leave the
computer plugged into a power source (even though the
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computer is off) to fully charge the main battery. With the
computer off, it may take up to three hours to recharge the
main battery.
When you power down the computer, you have three options
to choose from: Turn Off (or Shut down), Hibernate, and
Standby. Each option has its advantages.
❖
Use the Shut down command if you are using the
Windows XP Professional operating system and
connected to a domain server.
❖
If you have work in progress and are not connected to a
network, use the Windows® Standby or Hibernate
commands to save your system settings to memory so
that, when you turn on the computer again, you will
automatically return to where you left off.
❖
Use the Turn Off command if you are using the
Windows® XP Professional operating system when not
connected to a domain server.
Never turn off the computer while any drive is in use. Doing so
may damage the media in use and result in loss of data.
Closing the display panel
When you are finished, shut the computer down and close the
display panel to keep dust and dirt out of the computer.
If you close the computer while it is still on, these actions will
occur:
❖
If you have the LCD power-saver feature set, the LCD
panel will automatically turn off until you open it again.
❖
If you have the audible warning set, the computer will
beep to notify you that it is still on.
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❖
If you have an action feature set, the computer will
perform either: Nothing, Standby, or Hibernate (see
“Using Hibernation” on page 115).
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Connecting Other
External Devices
This chapter describes how to connect devices that can
increase the capabilities of your computer.
Using external display devices
Your computer comes with a built-in LCD display, but you
can also connect an external monitor or projector via the
RGB (monitor) port.
Connect the monitor or projector to your computer and then
configure your computer for the type of device you are
connecting. The following section describes how to do this in
detail. Also, refer to the documentation for your operating
system and devices.
Connecting an external monitor or projector
You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your
computer if you need a larger screen. To do this:
1
Connect the monitor’s video cable to the RGB port on the
back of the computer.
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2
Connect the device’s power cable to a live electrical
outlet.
3
Turn on the external device.
4
Set the display mode by pressing Fn + F5 or by setting the
Display Properties settings. For more information, see
“Directing the display output when you turn on the
computer” below.
Directing the display output when you turn on the computer
Once you’ve connected an external display device, you can
choose to use the internal display only, the external device
only, or both simultaneously. The quickest way to change the
display output settings is to use the display hot key (Fn + F5):
1
Press Fn and F5 simultaneously.
2
While holding down Fn, press F5 repeatedly until the
setting you want takes effect.
This hot key cycles through the settings in the following
order:
3
❖
Built-in display only
❖
Built-in display and external device simultaneously
❖
External device only
Release the Fn key.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You can also change these settings using
the Display Properties Box.
Set the option for the video controller by clicking Start, then
Control Panel and clicking Display. Choose the Settings tab,
click the Advanced button, select Display Device, select the
applicable Monitor type, click Apply or OK.
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For more information on switching the display output, see
“Display modes” on page 225.
Adjusting the quality of the external display
To obtain the best picture quality from your external monitor
or projector, you may need to adjust the video settings. See
the video device documentation for additional configuration
steps.
TECHNICAL NOTE: In order to use the simultaneous mode,
you must set the resolution of the internal display panel to
match the resolution of the external display device.The
external display device must support a resolution of 640 x 480
or higher.
Video limitations
Keep in mind that the quality of the display will be limited to
the capabilities of the external video device.
❖
If the external video device, such as an SVGA monitor, is
capable of displaying at a maximum resolution of 640 x
480 and your system is set for a higher resolution, only
part of the desktop will appear on the screen. You can
scroll to view the “lost” area.
❖
Since most video projectors overscan by 15 to 20 percent,
some of the desktop will be outside the viewing area. You
can scroll to view the edge of the desktop.
❖
If you use the display hot key (Fn + F5) to change the
display output with the LCD Display Stretch option
enabled and the display area (resolution) set to 640 x 480
or 800 x 600, the image on the internal display panel may
appear stretched.
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Using a keyboard
Using a keyboard
If you prefer to use a full-size keyboard, you can attach a
USB keyboard to a USB port, or a serial keyboard to an
optional Advanced Port Replicator III. See your Toshiba sales
representative for more information.
Connecting a keyboard
To connect a USB keyboard, gently push the keyboard cable
into the USB port. To connect a serial keyboard, gently push
the keyboard cable into the serial port of an optional
Advanced Port Replicator III.
Making your external keyboard emulate the Fn key
An external keyboard does not have the Fn key provided by
the computer’s built-in keyboard. You can use the Fn Key
Emulation option in Toshiba Hardware Setup to assign an
external keyboard key combination that will emulate the
internal keyboard’s Fn key.
In Toshiba Hardware Setup, you can emulate the Fn keys by
setting key combinations in the keyboard option of the utility.
See “TOSHIBA HW Setup” on page 161 for more
information.
NOTE
The Fn emulation key is not supported when using a USB
keyboard.
Using a mouse
If you prefer to use a standard mouse, you can attach a USB
mouse to a USB port or a serial mouse to an optional
Advanced Port Replicator III. See your Toshiba sales
representative for more information.
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Connecting a mouse
To connect a USB mouse, gently push the keyboard cable
into the USB port. To connect a serial mouse, gently push the
mouse cable into the serial port of an optional Advanced Port
Replicator III.
Connecting a local printer
Your printer documentation may require you to install the
printer software before physically connecting the printer to
your computer. If you do not install the software as instructed
by the printer manufacturer, the printer may not function
correctly.
Never connect the printer cable while the computer’s power is
on. Doing so may damage the printer, the computer, or both.
NOTE
Read the documentation that came with your printer. Follow
the manufacturer’s instructions when connecting a local
printer.
NOTE
You must supply the proper printer cable. If one did not come
with your printer, you may purchase one from an electronics or
computer store.
If your printer is ECP- or IEEE-compliant, make sure your
printer cable is an IEEE 1284 cable.
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Connecting a parallel printer
These instructions assume you have a parallel printer.
To connect the printer:
1
If the computer is on, turn it off.
2
Connect the printer cable to the printer and to the
computer’s parallel port. Use the printer cable illustration
as a connection guide.
To the computer
To the printer
Identifying the ends of a parallel printer cable
3
Plug the printer’s power cable into a live electrical outlet.
4
See your printer documentation for additional
configuration steps.
For more information on getting your printer to print, see
“Printing your work” on page 101.
These instructions assume you have a USB printer, consult
the document that came with your printer to verify the
connection type.
Connecting a USB printer
To connect the printer:
1
If the computer is on, turn it off.
2
Connect the printer cable to the printer and then connect
the other end to one of the computer’s USB ports.
3
Plug the printer’s power cable into a live electrical outlet.
4
See your printer documentation for additional
configuration steps or see “Setting up a printer,” below.
For more information on getting your printer to print, see
“Printing your work” on page 88.
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Connecting an optional external diskette drive
Some operations, such as creating a password service
diskette, require a diskette drive designed for use with 3.5inch diskettes.
Sample optional external USB diskette drive
To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect
the cable to one of the USB ports.
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Connecting external speakers or headphones
Connecting an optional external USB diskette drive
Connecting external speakers or headphones
Before using headphones to listen to an audio CD, turn the
volume dial down. Playing the CD with the volume set too
high could damage your ears.
To attach an external stereo output device (headphone or
external speakers):
1
Locate the headphone jack on the right side of the
computer.
2
Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the
external audio device into the headphone jack. The
headphone jack requires a 3.5 mm, 16-ohm stereo jack.
When the headphone is inserted, the internal speakers are
automatically disabled.
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For more information on using headphones or external
speakers, see “Using external speakers or headphones” on
page 142.
Connecting an external microphone
Your computer comes equipped with an external microphone
port. To use this feature, you must purchase an optional
external microphone:
1
Locate the microphone jack on the right side of the
computer.
2
Plug the microphone cord into the microphone jack.
3
Turn on the microphone.
For more information, see “Recording sounds” on page 143.
Using an expansion device
The expansion port is used to connect your computer to an
expansion device. This is an excellent investment if you are
using your computer both in and out of the office.
When you return to your desk, you can then connect to your
network, print reports from your computer, or use a mouse
instead of the touchpad. Connecting cables for each of these
devices every time you return to the office is time-consuming
and inconvenient.
With an expansion device, you can leave external devices
connected while you are using your computer away from
your desk. When you return, you can quickly connect your
computer and have immediate access to all the devices.
For more information, see the accessories information
package that comes with the device or visit
accessories.toshiba.com.
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Adding memory
Adding memory
HINT: To purchase additional memory modules, see the
accessories information packaged with your system or visit
accessories.toshiba.com.
Your notebook computer is equipped with two memory slots
which can provide various memory configurations. When
additional memory is added, or original memory replaced, it
is recommended that you use only compatible memory. In the
event original memory is replaced with invalid memory, the
system will beep and will not boot beyond the BIOS memory
check. A message may display. If this occurs, contact
Toshiba’s support center at (800) 457-7777.
Installing memory modules
Additional memory modules can be installed in your
computer. There are two memory expansion slots; the
secondary slot located on the bottom of your computer, and
the primary slot located under your computer’s keyboard.
Normally, you will install or replace a memory module in the
secondary slot—the secondary slot is designed for quick
installation.
To avoid damaging the computer’s screws, use a standard
Phillips no.0 screwdriver (for primary memory installation) or
Phillips no.1 screwdriver (for secondary memory installation)
that is in good condition.
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NOTE
If you install any memory module in your computer, be sure
that a memory module resides in the primary slot. The
computer does not boot when the primary slot is vacant.
Toshiba recommends installing a memory module in the
secondary slot prior to removing and installing a memory
module in the primary slot, due to the ease of installation.
NOTE
Primary memory module installation requires significant
computer disassembly and reassembly. If you are
uncomfortable with this, please contact your Toshiba sales
representative for a service professional to complete this
procedure.
Installing a memory module in the secondary slot
If the computer is on, begin at step 1; otherwise, skip to
step 2.
1
Save your work, then shut down your computer
completely using the Shut down or Turn Off command.
See “Turning off the computer” on page 54.
2
Unplug the computer.
Installing a memory module with the computer’s power on may
damage the computer, the memory module, or both.
3
Close the display panel and remove any cables you may
have connected.
4
Turn the computer upside down.
5
If the battery lock is in the locked position, slide it to the
unlocked position.
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Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
2
6
1
Memory module cover
Locating the sample memory module cover
Using a standard Phillips no. 1 screwdriver, unscrew the
screw that secures the memory module cover, then
remove the memory module cover. Place the screw and
the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them
later.
2
7
Removing the sample memory module cover
8
If a memory module exists in the slot, remove it as
detailed in “Removing a memory module from the
secondary slot” on page 70. If no memory module exists
in the slot, proceed to step 9.
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Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you
handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to
discharge any static electricity you may have built up.
To avoid damaging the memory module, be careful not to
touch its pin connector on the side you insert into the
computer.
9
Remove the new memory module from its antistatic
packaging.
10 Holding the memory module at an angle by its edges so
that the gold connector bar faces the slot, fit the module
into the socket.
11 Gently press down on the memory module until the clips
snap into place.
Do not force the module into position. The memory module
should be level when secured in place.
Inserting the sample memory module into the secondary slot
Avoid touching the connectors on the memory module or on
the computer. Grease or dust on the connectors may cause
memory access problems.
12 Replace the cover slot and the screw.
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13 Turn the computer over and restart it.
When you turn on the computer, it automatically recognizes
the additional memory.
Removing a memory module from the secondary
slot
If you need to remove a secondary memory module:
1
Complete steps 1–7 in “Installing a memory module in
the secondary slot” to shut down the computer and
remove the memory module cover.
Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer
turned on. You can damage the computer and the device.
Do not remove the memory module while the computer is in
Standby mode. The computer could hang up the next time you
turn it on and data in memory will be lost. In either of the
above cases, the Standby configuration will not be saved.
The following message appears when you turn on the power:
Warning: Resume Failure
Press Any Key To Continue
If the computer hangs up when you turn it on, perform the
following: Press the power button and hold it down for five
seconds, then turn the power on again.
2
Pull the clips away from the memory module.
The memory module pops up partially.
3
Carefully remove the module from the slot.
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Removing the sample memory module
4
Replace the cover plate and screw.
5
Turn the computer over and restart it.
Installing a memory module in the primary slot
NOTE
Primary memory module installation requires significant
computer disassembly and reassembly. If you are
uncomfortable with this, please contact your Toshiba sales
representative for a service professional to complete this
procedure.
NOTE
If you install any memory module in your computer, be sure
that a memory module resides in the primary slot. The
computer does not boot when the primary slot is vacant.
Toshiba recommends installing a memory module in the
secondary slot first (due to the ease of installation) before
removing and installing a memory module in the primary slot.
If the computer is on, begin at step 1; otherwise, skip to
step 2.
1
Save your work, then shut down your computer
completely using the Shut down or Turn Off command.
See “Turning off the computer” on page 54.
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2
Unplug the computer.
Installing a memory module with the computer’s power on may
damage the computer, the module, or both.
3
Close the display panel and remove any cables you may
have connected.
4
Turn the computer upside down.
5
If the battery lock is in the locked position, slide it to the
unlocked position.
6
Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
7
Locate and remove the retaining screw. Place the screw in
a safe place so that you can retrieve it later.
2
1
Removing the sample retaining screw
8
Turn the computer over and slide the display latch to the
right and open the display panel.
9
Insert a thin object under the rim of the keyboard brace
and lift out the brace.
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Removing the sample keyboard brace
10 Remove two screws securing the keyboard. Place the
screws in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later.
11 Lift up the back of the keyboard, rotate it toward you and
lay in face down on the palm rest.
Rotating the sample keyboard
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12 Remove the retaining screw and the metal brace. Place
the screw in a safe place so that you can retrieve it later.
13 Remove the existing memory module from the slot by
pulling the clips away from the memory module. Place
the module in antistatic packaging and store it in a safe
place.
Removing the sample metal brace
14 Remove the new memory module from its antistatic
packaging.
15 Holding the memory module by its edges so that the gold
connector bar faces the slot, fit the module into the socket
so it lies flat and is secured by two latches on either side.
The clips on either side of the module will click to secure the
module.
Installing the sample memory module in the primary slot
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16 Replace the metal brace and the screw.
17 Insert the tabs on the front of the keyboard into
corresponding notches on the computer, seat the
keyboard, and secure it with the two screws.
18 Seat the keyboard brace and press to secure latches.
19 Replace the retaining screw.
20 Install the battery pack.
21 Turn the computer over and restart it.
When you turn on the computer, it automatically recognizes
the additional memory.
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Using Slim SelectBay® modules
Using Slim SelectBay® modules
The Slim SelectBay® gives you additional flexibility. By
inserting and removing Slim SelectBay modules, you can
configure your computer for the task at hand without having
to carry unnecessary components with you when you travel.
For example, any one of several modules can be used in the
Slim SelectBay:
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DVD-ROM drive
❖
Multi-function drive
❖
Secondary battery
❖
Secondary hard disk drive (HDD)
HINT: Items from this list that did not come with your computer
can be purchased separately. See the accessories information
packaged with your system or visit accessories.toshiba.com.
Removing a module from the Slim SelectBay®
Use caution when lifting or turning your computer. Failure to
do so may result in damage to components, such as cables,
attached to your computer, or to the computer itself.
NOTE
1
Do one of the following:
❖
Turn off the computer.
❖
Leave the computer on and hot swap the module. First,
stop the module by clicking the Safely Remove
Hardware icon on the System tray. After the module is
stopped, it is safe to remove it.
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Slide the Slim SelectBay release toward the back of the
computer.
1
2
Unlatching the sample Slim SelectBay
3
Slide the Slim SelectBay out of the computer.
1
2
Sliding out the sample module
®
Inserting a module into the Slim SelectBay
To install a module into the Slim SelectBay, simply slide the
module all the way into the Slim SelectBay until the latch
locks into place.
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Inserting and removing hard drives
Inserting and removing hard drives
Your computer can use hard drives with various capacities.
Depending upon the original hard drive installed in your
computer, you may wish to increase storage capacity by
changing the internal drive, or you can add additional hard
drive space by inserting a drive into the select bay module.
To change the internal hard drive.
1
Save your work, then shut down your computer
completely using the Shut down or Turn Off command.
See “Turning off the computer” on page 54.
2
Unplug the computer. See “Changing batteries” on
page 129.
3
Close the display panel and remove any cables you may
have connected.
4
Turn the computer upside down.
5
If the battery lock is in the locked position, slide it to the
unlocked position.
6
Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
7
Remove the screw on the hard drive bay cover.
Removing the sample hard drive bay cover screw
8
Remove the hard drive bay cover.
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Removing the HDD cover
Removing the sample hard drive bay cover
9
Lift the hard drive bay cover to expose the hard drive.
10 Release the hard drive from the hard drive connector by
grasping the plastic tab on the exposed edge of the hard
drive sliding the it to the left side of the computer.
Sliding the sample hard drive out of the hard drive bay
11 Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay.
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Lifting the sample hard drive out of the hard drive bay
12 Install the new hard drive by placing the drive into the
hard drive bay.
Placing the sample hard drive into of the hard drive bay
13 Slide the hard drive into the hard drive connector.
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Sliding the sample hard drive into of the hard drive connector
14 Press the drive firmly into the connector. Do not force the
drive into the computer.
15 Replace the hard drive bay cover and tighten the screw
removed in step 7.
Inserting and removing PC Cards
Your computer comes with two stacked PC Card slots and
supports three types of PC Cards:
❖
Type I cards—You can install up to two of these cards,
one in each slot.
❖
Type II cards—You can install up to two of these cards,
one in each slot.
❖
Type III cards—You can install just one of these cards.
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Inserting a PC Card
Before you insert a PC Card, refer to the documentation that
comes with the card to see if you need to do anything before
you insert it.
There are three different ways to insert a PC Card:
❖
Turn off the computer and follow the steps below.
❖
Insert the PC card while the computer is running. Follow
the steps below.
❖
Hot swap the card (choose this method if there is already
a PC Card in slot you wish to use). Stop the PC Card by
clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the
System tray. After the PC Card stops, it is safe to remove
it. Follow the steps below.
1
Locate the PC Card slot on the left side of the computer.
If you are hot swapping a PC Card, see “Removing a PC
Card” on page 83, steps 3 through 4.
2
Insert the PC Card.
If you have a Type III card, insert it into the lower part of the
slot. If you have a Type I or Type II card, insert it into either
the upper or lower part of the slot.
Inserting the sample PC Card
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When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push
firmly, but gently, to ensure a firm connection with the
computer. Do not force the card into position.
Removing a PC Card
1
Stop the PC Card by clicking the Safely Remove
Hardware icon on the System tray. After the PC Card
stops, it is safe to remove it.
2
Locate the PC Card eject button that corresponds to the
slot in which your PC Card is installed.
The top tab releases a card in the upper slot. The bottom tab
releases a card in the lower slot.
3
Press the PC Card eject button once to extend it, and push
the button in to remove the PC Card.
Press the sample PC card eject button once to extend it
The PC Card ejects slightly from the slot.
4
Grasp the edges of the PC Card and slide it out of the
slot.
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Inserting an SD™ card
Setting up a PC Card for your computer
Some PC Cards are ready to use as soon as you install them.
Others, such as hard disk cards, network cards, and SCSI
adapters, may need to be set up to work with your computer.
To set up your PC Card, refer to the documentation that came
with the card or refer to your operating system manual or
online help.
Inserting an SD™ card
NOTE
MMC cards (multimedia cards) do not work in this slot.
Locate the SD card slot on the left side of the computer.
❖
To insert an SD card, turn the card so that the connector
(metal area) faces down, then push the card in the slot
until it locks in place.
❖
If Windows® does not recognize an inserted SD® card,
remove and insert it again.
❖
To remove an SD card, press the card inward to release it
and the card will pop out slightly.
❖
The green light on the front of the computer will glow
when the card is being accessed.
Do not touch the SD connector. You could expose the storage
area to static electricity which can destroy data.
Do not remove an SD card while data is being written or read.
Even when the message “copying...” in the windows
disappears, the computer may be writing to the computer and
your data could be destroyed. Wait for the SD indicator light to
go out.
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Connecting your modem to a telephone line
Your computer comes with a built-in modem that can be
connected to a standard voice-grade telephone line.
Use the modem to:
❖
Access the Internet.
❖
Communicate with your office’s local area network
(LAN) or a larger corporate wide area network (WAN).
For specific information about connecting to a LAN or WAN,
consult your network administrator.
❖
Send a fax directly from your computer.
Connecting to a phone line
Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to
connect it to a telephone line. Your computer’s built-in
modem port uses an RJ-11 jack to connect the modem to a
standard voice-grade telephone line.
1
Plug one end of the telephone cable (purchased
separately) into the modem port on the back of the
computer.
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Connecting the telephone cable to the sample modem port
2
Connect the other end to the RJ-11 wall jack.
Connecting to a wall jack
The modem is designed for use with a standard analog
telephone line. Do not connect the modem to a digital
telephone line. A digital line will damage the modem.
Now you are ready to send a fax or use the modem to connect
to an online service or the Internet.
For more information on using a modem, see “Setting up for
communications” on page 147.
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Learning the Basics
This chapter covers the basics of using your computer.
Computing tips
❖
Save your work frequently.
Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until
you save it to the disk. If the network you are using goes down
and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your
battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will
lose all work since you last saved.
See “Saving your work” on page 99 for further information.
HINT: Some programs have an automatic-save feature that you
can turn on. This feature saves your file to the hard disk at
preset intervals. See your software documentation for details.
❖
Back up your files to disks (or other removable media) on
a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store
them in a safe place.
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If your hard disk suddenly fails, you may lose all the data on it
unless you have a separate backup copy.
❖
Use Error-checking and Disk Defragmenter regularly to
conserve disk space and improve performance. Consult
your operating system documentation for more
information on these and other utilities.
❖
Scan all new files for viruses. This precaution is
especially important for files you receive via diskette,
email, or download from the Internet.
❖
Take frequent breaks to avoid repetitive-motion injuries
and eyestrain.
❖
Do not turn off the computer if a drive indicator light
indicates a drive is active.
Turning off the computer while it is reading from or writing to
a disk may damage the disk, the drive, or both.
❖
NOTE
Before turning off the computer, use the Turn off
computer command or Standby command. See
“Powering down the computer” on page 112 to learn
more about Standby.
The Windows® XP operating system records information, such
as your desktop setup, during its shutdown procedure. If you
do not let the Windows® XP operating system shut down
normally, details such as new icon positions may be lost.
Using the keyboard
Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control
keys, function keys, and special Windows® keys, providing all
the functionality of a full-size keyboard.
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Sample keyboard
Character keys
Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a
typewriter, except that:
❖
The space bar creates a space character instead of just
passing over an area of the page.
❖
The lowercase letter l (el) and the number 1 are not
interchangeable.
❖
The uppercase letter O and the number 0 are not
interchangeable.
❖
The Caps Lock key changes only the alphabet keys to upper
case—the number and symbol keys are not affected. The
caps lock light next to the caps lock key glows when you
press the Caps Lock key.
Making your keyboard emulate a full-size keyboard
Although your computer’s keyboard layout is compatible
with a standard full-size keyboard, it has fewer keys.
A standard full-size keyboard has two Enter, Ctrl, and Alt keys,
editing keys, cursor positioning keys, and a numeric keypad.
Pressing the Fn key simultaneously in combination with one
of the specially marked keys allows you to emulate a full-size
keyboard.
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Your computer’s keyboard has only one Enter and one Ctrl key.
Most of the time this does not matter. However, some
programs assign separate functions to the right and left Ctrl
and Alt keys, or to the regular and numeric pad Enter keys on
the full-sized keyboard. Using the Fn key you can simulate
these separate keys, as follows:
❖
Press Fn and Ctrl simultaneously to simulate the Ctrl key on
the right side of the enhanced keyboard.
❖
Press Fn and Enter simultaneously to simulate the Enter key
on the numeric pad of the enhanced keyboard.
Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys
Ctrl
Fn
Alt
Sample Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys
The Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys do different things depending on the
program you are using. For more information, see your
program documentation.
Function keys
The function keys (not to be confused with the Fn key) are the
12 keys at the top of the keyboard.
Sample function keys
through F12 are called function keys because they execute
programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination
with the Fn key, function keys marked with icons execute
specific functions on the computer. For more information, see
“Fn-esse” on page 157, or “Hot Keys” on page 220.
F1
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Windows special keys
Start key
Application key
Sample Windows special keys
Your computer’s keyboard has two keys that have special
functions in Windows:
❖
Start key—Opens the Start menu
❖
Application key—Has the same function as the
secondary mouse button
Overlay keys
The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of
them form the numeric and cursor overlay. This overlay lets
you enter numeric data or control the cursor as you would
using the 10-key keypad on a desktop computer’s keyboard.
Sample numeric and cursor control overlay
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Using the overlay to type numeric data
The keys with the numbers on their right front are the
numeric overlay keys.
To turn the numeric overlay on, press Fn and F11
simultaneously. The numeric mode light on the keyboard
indicator panel glows when the numeric overlay is on.
You can still use the overlay keys to type alphabetic
characters while the numeric overlay is on. To do so:
❖
For lowercase letters, hold down Fn while you type the
letters.
❖
For uppercase letters, hold down both Fn and Shift while
you type the letters.
To use the cursor control keys when the numeric overlay is
on:
❖
Press and hold down Shift while you use the cursor control
overlay keys.
❖
To return to the numeric overlay, release Shift.
To disable the numeric overlay, hold down the Fn key and
press F11 again. The numeric mode light on the keyboard
indicator panel goes out.
Using the overlay for cursor control
The keys with the gray arrows and symbols on their left front
are the cursor control overlay keys.
To turn the cursor control overlay on, press Fn and F10
simultaneously. The cursor control mode light on the
keyboard indicator panel glows when the cursor control
overlay is on.
To type alphabetic characters while the overlay is on:
❖
For lowercase letters, hold down Fn while you type the
letters.
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For uppercase letters, hold down both Fn and Shift while
you type the letters.
To use the numeric overlay keys while the cursor control
overlay is on:
❖
Hold down Shift while you use the numeric overlay keys.
❖
To return to the cursor control overlay, release Shift.
To disable the cursor control overlay, hold down the Fn key
and press F10 again. The cursor control mode light on the
keyboard indicator panel goes out.
Using the TouchPad™
The TouchPad, the small, smooth square cutout located in
front of the keyboard, is sensitive to touch. You to move the
cursor with the stroke of a finger. Simply move your finger on
the TouchPad in the direction you would like to move the
cursor:
❖
To move the cursor to the top of the page, push your
finger forward on the TouchPad.
❖
To move the cursor to the bottom of the page, drag your
finger toward yourself.
❖
To move the cursor to the right side of the page, slide
your finger across the TouchPad from left to right.
❖
To move it to the left side, slide your finger from right to
left.
NOTE
Because the TouchPad is much smaller than the display
screen, moving your cursor across the screen often means
having to move your finger several times across the TouchPad
in the desired direction.
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Once you’ve positioned your cursor, you can either click it
into place by double-tapping the TouchPad or clicking the
control buttons.
Control buttons
When a step instructs you to click or choose an item, move
the cursor to the item, then press and release the primary
(left-hand) button. To double-click, press the primary button
twice in rapid succession. The primary button usually
corresponds to the left mouse button.
The function of the secondary (right-hand) button depends on
the program you are using. It usually corresponds to the right
mouse button. Check your program’s documentation to find
whether it uses the right mouse button.
Using the TOSHIBA Console button
The TOSHIBA Console button, the left-hand button located
above the keyboard near the left side speaker, activates the
TOSHIBA Console. This gives you quick access to some
common functions. You can change the function of this
button so that it performs other operations if you desire.
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Sample TOSHIBA Console
To reprogram the TOSHIBA Console button:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel, then Printers and
Other Hardware.
2
Select Toshiba Controls.
This displays the Toshiba Controls Properties dialog box.
3
Select the box under the TOSHIBA Console button
section to bring up the available options.
There are five options available when assigning a function to
the TOSHIBA Console button:
❖
TOSHIBA Console
❖
Starts your Internet browser (Internet Explorer)
❖
Starts your email (Outlook Express)
❖
Disables the button
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❖
4
Starts a custom program
Select the option to which you wish to assign the
TOSHIBA Console button.
To assign a custom program, choose Select your program
and enter the appropriate information for the program, or
select Browse to find the program.
5
Click OK twice when finished.
Starting a program
The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name
of a file that is associated with the program you want to use.
To find the file, use My Computer or Windows® Explorer.
If you prefer to open the program first, you can:
❖
Use the Start menu
❖
Use Windows® Explorer or My Computer to locate the
program file
❖
Use the Run dialog box
The next three sections explain how to use these methods.
Starting a program from the Start menu
When you install a program, the operating system usually
puts an icon in the All Programs menu. To start a program
that has an icon in the All Programs menu, follow these steps,
which use the Windows® Wordpad program as an example:
1
Click Start, then point to All Programs.
The Windows® XP operating system displays the All
Programs menu, which lists programs and program groups. If
your program is listed, go to step 3, otherwise, continue with
step 2.
2
Point to the program group, in this example, Accessories.
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The Accessories menu is displayed.
3
Click the program, in this example, Wordpad.
Wordpad opens.
To close the program, click the Close button in the
upper-right corner of the program’s window.
Starting a program from Windows ® Explorer
If a program is not listed in the Programs menu, you can start
it from Windows® Explorer. Windows® Explorer displays
your computer’s contents as a hierarchy or “tree.” You can
easily see the content of each drive and folder on your
computer. To use this method, you should know the file name
and location of the program’s executable file (this file ends
with .exe).
This example opens Wordpad using its file name,
wordpad.exe.
1
Click Start, then point to All Programs.
2
Click Accessories.
3
Click Windows Explorer.
4
Double-click My Computer.
5
In the left part of the window, under the C: icon, doubleclick the folder containing the program, in this case
Program Files.
The files are hidden, which means they are system files that
are not ordinarily displayed. Click “Show the contents of this
folder” to see the files.
Windows® Explorer shows the contents of the Program Files
folder on the right side of the window. The left side of the
window shows all the folders contained within the Program
Files folder.
6
In the left part of the window, click Windows NT.
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Click Accessories.
Windows® Explorer shows the contents of the Accessories
folder on the right side of the window.
8
In the right part of the window, double-click Wordpad or
wordpad.exe.
The operating system opens Wordpad.
To close the program, click the Close button in the
upper-right corner of the program’s window.
Starting a program from the Run dialog box
This example uses the Run command to start Wordpad:
1
Click Start, then click Run.
The Run dialog box appears.
Sample Run dialog box
2
In the Run dialog box:
❖
For a program in the Windows® folder, type just the
program name. Otherwise type the full file path, if you
know the program’s location. Then click OK.
❖
If you do not know the location, click Browse....
In the Browse dialog box, enter the file name (for
example wordpad.exe) and select the drive to search.
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When the operating system has found the file, click
Open.
HINT: To run the same program again, click the arrow to the
right of the text box and select the command line from the
drop-down list.
Saving your work
Before you turn off the computer, save your work on the hard
disk drive or a diskette. This is one of the most important
aspects of computing.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Save your data even when you are using
the Standby command, in case the main battery discharges
before you return to work.
Saving documents is quick and easy, so it is a good idea to get
in the habit of saving frequently.
Many programs offer a feature that saves documents at
regular intervals. Check your program’s documentation to see
if it has an automatic save feature.
Saving files
1
On the File menu of your Windows® program, click Save.
If you are working with a document that already has a file
name, that’s all there is to it. If you created a new document,
your program displays a Save As dialog box.
Use this dialog box to specify where to store the document
and to give it a file name.
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Sample Save As dialog box
2
Choose the drive and folder where you want your file to
be stored.
3
Type a file name, then click Save.
HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently
working with, choose Save As from the File menu and give the
new file a different name.
The Windows® XP operating system supports file names of
up to 255 characters; the names can include spaces. Some
applications still require MS-DOS® file names.
File names
If you plan to share your files with a computer using a preWindows® 95 version of the Windows® operating system, the
file name must be no more than eight characters long.
Typically the file name also has an extension, consisting of a
period and up to three additional characters.
You may use all the letters and numbers on the keyboard plus
these characters: _,^,$,~,!,#,%,&,{,},(,),@ and ‘. MS-DOS®
file names are not case-sensitive and must not contain spaces.
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Using a file extension
Most programs assign an extension to the file name that
identifies the file as being created in the program with a
particular format. For example, Microsoft® Word saves files
with a .doc extension. Any file name with an extension of
“.doc” is assumed to be a Microsoft® Word file. Creating your
own extension is usually unwise, since the program is
unlikely to recognize a strange extension and may refuse to
handle your file correctly.
Printing your work
Ensure the operating system is set up for your printer as
described in “Connecting a local printer” on page 61.
HINT: You only need to set up the printer the first time you
connect it. If you use more than one printer or are changing
printers, you will need to set up the Windows® XP operating
system to run with the additional printer(s).
To print a file:
1
If your printer is not on, turn it on now.
2
Open the File menu of your Windows® program and click
Print.
The program displays a Print dialog box.
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Sample Print dialog box
3
Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of
pages and number of copies to print.
4
Click Print.
Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive
Optical storage has become the preferred medium for
software, music, and video. Digital versatile discs (DVDs)
provide a significant increase in data storage and support
features that are not available on any other video platform.
These features include wide-screen movies, multiple
language tracks, digital surround sound, multiple camera
angles, and interactive menus.
For these reasons, your computer may come with a
DVD-ROM drive or multi-function drive.
If a DVD-ROM drive or multi-function drive is not currently
installed in the Slim SelectBay, follow the instructions in
“Using Slim SelectBay® modules” on page 76.
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TECHNICAL NOTE: Your DVD-ROM or multi-function drive is
set to play region 1 (North America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a
DVD disc from another region, the drive will automatically
change to play in the format of the other region. The drive will
allow you to change regions four times. On the fourth change,
the region will be “locked in.” That is, the drive will only play
DVDs from that last region. Note that changing from region 1
to region 2 and back to region 1 is counted as two changes.
NOTE
For optimum CD and DVD performance, it is recommended
that you play CDs and DVDs while running the computer on
AC power.
DVD-ROM drive components
Your DVD-ROM or multi-function drive may look like this:
Drive in-use indicator light
Eject button
Manual eject hole
Sample DVD-ROM drive shown
Drive in-use indicator light—Indicates when the multifunction drive is in use.
Eject button—Releases the disc tray when the system is
powered on.
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Do not press the Eject button or turn off the computer while the
Drive in-use indicator light is glowing. Doing so could
damage the disc or the drive.
When the disc tray is open, be careful not to touch the lens or
the area around it. Doing so could cause the drive to
malfunction.
Manual eject hole—Releases the disc tray when the power is
off. Use a straightened paper clip or other narrow object to
press the manual eject button located inside the hole.
Never use a pencil to press the Eject button. Pencil lead can
break off inside the computer and damage it.
Inserting a compact disc
To insert a compact disc into the DVD-ROM or multifunction drive:
1
Make sure the computer is turned on.
2
Make sure the in-use indicator light is off.
3
Press the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive’s eject
button.
The disc tray slides partially out of the drive (about 1 inch).
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Sample pressing the eject button
HINT: The drive will not open if the computer’s power is off.
4
Grasp the tray and pull it fully open.
Sample drive tray fully extended
5
Hold the disc by its edges and check that it is clean and
free of dust.
If the disc is dusty, clean it as described in “DVD-ROM or
multi-function drive problems” on page 208.
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Place the disc carefully in the disc tray, label side up.
Sample positioning the disc in the drive
7
Gently press the disc onto the center spindle until you
feel it click into place.
Handle DVDs and CDs carefully, making contact only with the
center hole and edge. Do not touch the surface of the disc. Do
not stack discs. If you incorrectly handle the discs, you could
lose data.
8
Make sure the disc is completely on the spindle and is
lying flat on the tray.
If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this
happens, contact your network administrator for assistance.
9
Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of
the tray until it clicks into place.
You are ready to use the disc.
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Removing a compact disc with the computer on
To remove a compact disc (CD or DVD) with the computer
turned on:
1
Press the Eject button on the drive.
Do not press the Eject button while the in-use indicator light is
glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or the drive.
Also, if the disc is still spinning when you open the disc tray,
wait for it to stop spinning before you remove it.
2
Pull the tray until it is fully open, remove the disc, and
place it in its protective cover.
3
Gently push the tray in to close it.
Removing a compact disc with the computer off
To remove a compact disc with the computer turned off:
1
Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip,
into the manual eject hole.
Never use a pencil to press the Eject button. Pencil lead can
break off inside the computer and damage it.
2
Gently pull the tray out until it is fully open, remove the
disc, and place it in its protective cover.
3
Gently push the tray in to close it.
Caring for CDs and DVDs
❖
Store your discs in their original containers to protect
them from scratches and keep them clean.
❖
Do not bend a disc or place heavy objects on top of it.
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❖
Do not apply a label to, or otherwise mar the surface of a
disc.
❖
Hold a disc by its outside edge. Fingerprints on the
surface can prevent the DVD-ROM or multi-function
drive from reading the data properly.
❖
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or extreme heat or
cold.
❖
To clean a disc that is dirty, wipe it with a clean, dry
cloth. The most efficient method to clean it is to start
from the center of the disc and wipe toward the outward
edge (not in a circle). If necessary, moisten the cloth with
water or a neutral cleaner (not benzine or rubbing
alcohol). Let the disc dry completely before inserting it in
the drive.
Using PC Cards
TECHNICAL NOTE: For PCMCIA-compatible PC Cards, check
the package to make sure they conform to the PCMCIA 2.1
standard (or later). Other cards may work with your computer,
but are likely to be much more difficult to set up and use.
For information on inserting or removing a PC Card, see
“Inserting and removing PC Cards” on page 81.
Hot swapping
With PC Cards, you can replace one PC Card with another
while the computer is on. This is called “hot swapping.”
Hot swapping precautions
Although you can insert a PC Card at any time, remember not
to remove a card while it is in use. Otherwise, you could lose
valuable information.
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For example:
❖
Do not remove a hard disk card while the system is
accessing it.
❖
Do not remove a network card while you are connected to
a network.
❖
Do not remove a SCSI card while any of the SCSI
devices connected to it are operating.
Before removing a PC Card, stop it by clicking the Safely
Remove Hardware icon on the System tray. After the PC
Card is stopped, it is safe to remove.
Using SD™ cards
If you do not already have a SD card inserted in the computer,
you may do so following the procedures outlined in
“Inserting an SD™ card” on page 84.
Important: Do not use the Copy Disk function for SD cards.
In order to copy data from one SD card to another, use the
following procedure:
1
Format the target SD card in the same format as the
source SD card.
2
Insert the source SD card.
3
Create a temporary folder on the hard disk drive.
4
Copy the contents of the source SD card into the
temporary folder you created in step 3.
5
Remove the source SD card.
6
Insert the target SD card created in step 1.
7
Copy the file contents from the temporary folder to the
target SD card.
8
Eject the target SD card.
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Using your computer at the office
By connecting an external monitor, external full-size
keyboard, and a mouse, you can work with your notebook as
if it were a standard office computer.
An external monitor or projector connects to the RGB port.
An external USB keyboard or a USB mouse connects to the
USB port.
A serial mouse connects to the serial port of the optional
Advanced Port Replicator III.
For more information on connecting these and other
components, see “Connecting Other External Devices” on
page 57.
Using a computer lock
For your own peace of mind, you may want to secure your
computer to a heavy object such as your desk. The easiest
way to do this is to purchase an optional PORT-Noteworthy®
Computer Lock Cable.
Sample PORT-Noteworthy® Computer Lock Cable
To secure the computer:
1
Loop the cable through or around some part of a heavy
object.
Make sure there is no way for a potential thief to slip the cable
off the object.
2
Pass the locking end through the loop.
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3
Slide the PC Card lock (located underneath the PC Card
slots) to secure your PC Cards in place.
4
Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot
on the computer, then give the key a quarter turn and
remove it.
The computer is now securely locked.
Sample locking the computer
Caring for your computer
This section gives tips on cleaning and moving your
computer. For information about taking care of your
computer’s battery, see “Running the computer on battery
power” on page 122.
Cleaning the computer
Keep liquids, including cleaning fluid, out of the computer’s
keyboard, speaker, and other openings. Never spray cleaner
directly onto the computer. Never use harsh or caustic
chemical products to clean the computer.
To keep your computer clean, gently wipe the display panel
and exterior case with a lightly dampened cloth. Ask your
Toshiba dealer for suggestions for appropriate cleaning
products.
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Moving the computer
Before moving your computer, even across the room, make
sure all disk activity has ended (the drive indicator light stops
glowing) and all external peripheral cables are disconnected.
Do not pick up the computer by its display panel or by the
back (where the ports are located).
Although your notebook computer is built to withstand
reasonable shock and vibration, transport it in a carrying case
for long trips. You can purchase a carrying case from your
Toshiba dealer, through the accessories information packaged
with your system, or visit accessories.toshiba.com.
Powering down the computer
NOTE
Pushing the power button before shutting down the Windows®
operating system could cause you to lose your work. Make
sure the system indicator panel’s disk light and the drive-inuse light are off. If you turn off the power while a disk is being
accessed, you may lose data or damage the disk and/or drive.
When you power down the computer, you have three options
to choose from: Turn Off Computer (or Shut down), Standby,
and Hibernation.
You can set the computer to turn on automatically at a time
you designate. This option is helpful for transferring files by
modem at night. You can set the computer to turn on and send
or receive the files while you are asleep. This option is called
Auto Power On.
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TECHNICAL NOTES: Before using any of these options to
power down your computer, save your files and make sure the
disk activity lights are off.
If you change your mind and decide to continue working after
all, wait a few seconds before turning the computer on again.
Using Turn Off or Shut down
The Turn Off or Shut down command shuts the computer
down completely. Use the Turn Off command if you are using
the Windows XP Professional operating system when not
connected to a domain server.
Use the Shut down command if you are using the Windows
XP Professional operating system and are connected to a
domain server.
When you start up again, the computer runs a self-test and
loads the operating system. You must open any programs and
files you want to use.
Factors to consider when choosing Turn Off or Shut down:
❖
No power is used while the computer is shut down. This
is the most efficient mode if you will be away from your
computer for an extended time.
❖
Restarting from Turn Off or Shut down uses the most
time and battery power.
❖
When starting up again, the system does not
automatically open the programs and files you were
using.
For the Windows XP Professional operating system, follow
these steps to shut down the computer:
1
Click the Start button, and then Shut down.
The Shut Down Windows dialog box appears.
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Select Shut down from the drop-down list.
3
Click OK.
The computer shuts down completely.
Holding Shift while the Turn Off computer Windows dialog box
is open, changes the Stand By button to Hibernate. For more
information about setting up hibernation “Using Standby” on
page 117.
NOTE
Shutting down more quickly
In addition to the above procedure, you can shut down the
computer by either pressing the power button or closing the
display panel.
To use either of these methods, you first need to turn it on in
the TOSHIBA Power Management utility.
1
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Double-click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
4
Select the options you want from the drop-down lists.
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Shut Down to have the computer shut
down when you press the power button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to the action you want to occur when you
close the LCD panel.
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Sample system power mode settings
5
NOTE
Click OK, then close the Control Panel.
For more information about the Power Saver utility, see “PC
Diagnostic Tool” on page 172.
Starting again after Shut down
To start the computer up again, press the power button until
the on/off light changes to green.
Using Hibernation
Hibernation mode shuts the computer down completely, but it
first saves the current settings and configuration of the
computer to the hard disk. Since Hibernation mode does not
require power to maintain the saved information, the system
settings are retained indefinitely. Restoring information from
the hard disk takes longer than restoring it from memory.
When you start up again, the computer runs a self-test, loads
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the operating system, and then returns to the mode in which
you left it.
Factors to consider when choosing Hibernation:
❖
While in Hibernation mode, the computer uses no battery
power.
❖
Because the mode of the system is held on the hard disk,
no data is lost if the main battery discharges.
❖
When starting up again, Hibernation uses less time and
battery power than does Turn Off.
❖
Resuming from Hibernation uses a little more time and
power to start up than restarting from Standby, because
information is being retrieved from the hard disk rather
than from memory.
❖
When starting up again, the computer returns to the mode
in which you left it, including all open programs and files
you were using.
Configuring your computer for Hibernation
1
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
In the Control Panel window, double-click the
TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
4
Select Hibernation for the options you want.
5
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Hibernation so that the computer will go
into Hibernation mode when you press the power button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to Hibernation so that the computer will go
into Hibernation mode when you close the display panel.
Click OK.
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Click OK again, then close the Control Panel.
The computer is now set to automatically go into Hibernation
when your option settings occur.
NOTE
For more information about the Power Saver utility, see “PC
Diagnostic Tool” on page 172.
Once the computer is configured, put the computer into
Hibernation mode by either pressing the power button or
closing the display panel, depending on the hibernation
options taken.
Starting again from Hibernation mode
To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the
power button until the on/off light turns green. The computer
returns to the screen you were using.
If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the
display panel, you can start it again by opening the display
panel.
Using Standby
The Standby command puts the computer into a powersaving mode. Standby holds the current mode of the
computer in memory so that, when you power on the
computer, you can continue working from where you left off.
Factors to consider when choosing Standby:
❖
While in Standby mode, the computer uses some battery
power.
❖
Restarting from Standby uses less time and battery power
than restarting from Turn Off Computer or Hibernation.
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❖
When starting up again, the computer returns to the mode
in which you left it, including all open programs and files
you were using.
NOTE
If you power down using the Standby command and the main
battery discharges fully, your information will be lost. Be sure
to save your work first.
To power down the computer using the Standby command,
click Start, Turn Off Computer, and select Stand By.
Sample Turn Off Computer Windows dialog box
NOTE
If you hold down Shift, Stand By becomes Hibernate in the
Turn Off Computer dialog box. To enter hibernation mode, you
must hold down Shift while you select Hibernate.
The computer saves the status of all open programs and files,
turns off the display, and goes into a low-power mode. The
on/off light blinks amber indicating the machine is in Standby
mode.
Going into Standby mode more quickly
In addition, you can put the computer into Standby mode by
either pressing the power button or closing the display panel.
You can also specify an amount of time after which the
computer automatically goes into Standby mode.
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To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in
the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility.
1
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
In the Performance and Maintenance window, click the
TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Action Setup tab.
4
Select Standby for the options you want.
5
NOTE
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Standby to put the computer into
Standby mode when you press the power button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to Standby to put the computer into
Standby mode when you close the display panel.
Click OK, then close the Control Panel.
For more information about the Power Saver utility, see “PC
Diagnostic Tool” on page 172.
Starting again from Standby mode
To start up the computer from Standby mode, press the power
button until the on/off light changes to green. The computer
returns to the screen you were using.
If you put the computer in Standby mode by closing the
display panel, you can start it again by opening the display
panel.
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Toshiba’s online resources
Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can
connect. These sites provide information about Toshiba
products, give help with technical questions and keep you up
to date with future upgrades. For more information, see
“Contacting Toshiba” on page 216.
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Mobile Computing
This chapter covers all the aspects of using your computer on
battery power.
Toshiba’s energy-saver design
Your computer enters a low-power mode when it is not being
used, thereby conserving energy and saving money in the
process. It has a number of other features that enhance its
energy efficiency. Many of these energy-saving features have
been set by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features
active, allowing your computer to operate at is maximum
energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods of
time while traveling.
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The computer contains a removable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
battery pack that provides power when you are away from an
AC outlet. This is the main battery. You can recharge it many
times.
Battery Notice
To ensure that the battery maintains its maximum capacity,
operate the computer on battery power at least once a month
until the battery is fully discharged. Please see “Maximizing
battery life” on page 132 for procedures for doing this. If the
computer is continuously operated on AC power, either
through an AC adapter or a docking station (if applicable to
your system), for an extended period (more than a month) the
battery may fail to retain a charge. This may shorten the life
of the battery, and the battery light may not indicate a lowbattery condition.
In addition to the main battery, you may also have a second
battery installed in the Slim SelectBay. If you travel and need
to work for many hours without an AC power source, you
may purchase a battery module for use in the computer’s
Slim SelectBay, or carry additional charged battery packs
with you.
The computer also has an internal real-time-clock (RTC)
battery.
The RTC battery powers the RTC memory that stores your
system configuration settings and the current time and date
information. It maintains this information for up to a month
while the computer is turned off.
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For optimum DVD performance, Toshiba recommends that you
play DVDs while running on AC power rather than on battery
power.
Battery life is less than when using similar applications in the
Windows operating system.
NOTE
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the
computer, the brightness of the LCD Screen will deteriorate.
This is an intrinsic characteristic of LCD technology.
Screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery
power and you may not be able to increase the brightness of
the screen.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The RTC battery does not charge while the
computer is turned off, even when AC power is attached.
Charging the main battery
To charge the main battery while it is in your computer, plug
the computer into a live electrical outlet. The battery charges
whether the computer is on or off.
TECHNICAL NOTE: When your computer is using all of the
power provided by the AC Adaptor to run applications,
features, and devices, the recharging of the battery can not
occur. Your computer's Power Saver utility can be used to
select a power level setting that reduces the power required for
system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
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The main battery light ( ) glows amber while the battery is
being charged, and glows green when it is fully charged.
The battery may not start charging immediately under the
following conditions:
❖
The battery is extremely hot or cold.
To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until
it reaches room temperature.
❖
The battery is almost completely discharged.
Leave the power connected and the battery should begin
charging after a few minutes.
Charging the RTC battery
Your computer has an internal real-time clock (RTC) battery.
The RTC battery powers the System Time Clock and BIOS
memory used to store your computer’s configuration settings.
When fully charged, it maintains this information for up to a
month when the computer is powered off.
The RTC battery may have become completely discharged
while your computer was shipped, resulting in the following
error message during startup:
BAD RTC BATTERY
BAD CHECKSUM (CMOS)
CHECK SYSTEM
NOTE
The above error message may vary by computer model.
The RTC battery does not charge while the computer is turned
off even when the AC adapter is charging the computer.
If the RTC battery is low, the real-time clock and calendar
may display the incorrect time and date, or stop working.
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To recharge the RTC battery, connect the computer and leave
it powered on for 24 hours.
NOTE
It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it
charges while the computer is on. If the RTC battery is low, the
real-time clock and calendar may display the incorrect time
and date or stop working.
When Hibernation mode is enabled and the RTC battery is
completely discharged, a warning prompts you to reset the
real-time clock.
The computer can be used while the RTC battery is being
charged, although the charging status of the RTC battery
cannot be monitored.
Monitoring battery power
The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication of
the main battery’s current charge:
❖
Green indicates the AC adapter has fully charged the
battery.
❖
Amber indicates the AC adapter is charging the battery.
❖
Off indicates that the battery is not being charged.
NOTE
Battery life and charge time may vary depending upon power
management settings, applications, and features used.
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Flashing amber indicates that the computer is using
battery power, and the battery’s charge is running low.
HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( ) with the
on/off light ( ). When the on/off light flashes amber, it
indicates that the system is suspended (using Windows® XP
Standby command).
Displaying remaining battery power
You can monitor the battery’s remaining charge. The
computer calculates the remaining battery charge as it
operates, based on your current rate of power use.
To show remaining power:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel, and then Performance
and Maintenance.
2
In the Control Panel window, double-click the
TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
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The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties dialog box appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties Dialog Box
The estimated battery life remaining is indicated on the top
right-hand side of the Power Save application window.
With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s
capacity will gradually decrease. A frequently used older
battery will not power the computer for as long as a new
battery, even when both are fully charged.
HINT: Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer
before trying to monitor the remaining battery power. The
computer needs this time to check the battery’s remaining
capacity and perform its calculations.
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What to do when the battery alarm sounds
The computer drains battery power more quickly at low
temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you
are working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Windows operating system has additional power
management options that can be accessed through an icon in
the Control Panel. For more information, see “PC Diagnostic
Tool” on page 172.
What to do when the battery alarm sounds
Your computer can be configured to warn you of a low
battery charge condition so you can take the necessary steps
to save your work.
You Windows operating system offers two alarms before
your system shuts down.
To change the default alarm settings:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel, and then Performance
and Maintenance.
2
Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
4
Configure the Alarm settings to suit your needs.
Before your computer runs out of battery power, save your
data and take one of the following actions:
❖
Suspend or shut down your computer.
❖
Shut down your computer and replace the main battery
with a charged one.
❖
Install a secondary battery module in the computer’s
Slim SelectBay.
❖
Connect your computer to an AC power source.
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Changing batteries
When handling battery packs, do not drop or knock them.
Also, be careful not to damage the casing or short-circuit the
terminals.
To change the battery:
1
Save your work, then shut down your computer
completely using the Shut down or Turn Off command.
2
Unplug the computer.
3
Close the display panel and remove any cables you may
have connected.
4
Turn the computer upside down.
5
If the battery lock is in the locked position, slide it to the
unlocked position.
6
Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
1
Sample battery release latch
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Pull the discharged battery module out of the computer.
1
2
Sample removing the discharged battery
If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective
gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately following the
advice in “Disposing of used batteries safely” on page 133.
8
Insert the charged battery into the slot until the battery
latch clicks.
The battery pack has been designed so that you cannot install
it with reverse polarity.
If the battery does not slide into the slot easily, move the
battery lock to the unlocked position and try again. Do not
force the battery into position.
9
Reset the battery lock to the locked position.
10 Turn the computer right side up.
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11 Reconnect any cables.
12 Restart the computer.
Taking care of your battery
The following sections offer tips on how to take care of your
battery and prolong its life.
Safety precautions
❖
If the battery pack produces an odor, overheats or
changes color or shape while it is being used or charged,
turn off the computer’s power immediately and
disconnect the power cord from the power socket.
Carefully remove the battery pack from the computer.
❖
Do not try to disassemble a battery pack.
❖
Do not overcharge or reverse charge a battery.
Overcharging will shorten its life, and reverse charging
could damage it.
❖
Avoid touching the metal terminals of the battery with
another metal object. Short-circuiting the battery can
cause it to overheat and may cause damage to the battery
or the computer.
❖
Do not incinerate a spent battery, as this could cause it to
explode and release toxic materials.
❖
If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately.
Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery.
❖
To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that
you can purchase through accessories.toshiba.com.
❖
Reverse Polarity should be avoided with all batteries. The
main battery is designed so that it cannot be installed in
reverse polarity.
❖
Charge the battery pack only in the computer or in a
battery charger designated as an approved option.
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❖
When you install the battery pack, you should hear a
click when it is seated properly.
❖
Do not expose the battery pack to fire. The battery pack
could explode.
Maximizing battery life
To maximize the life of your battery pack,
❖
At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a
power source and operate it on battery power until the
battery pack fully discharges. Before doing so, follow the
steps below:
1
Turn off the computer’s power.
2
Disconnect the AC adapter and turn on the
computer’s power. If it does not turn on, go to step 4.
3
Operate the computer on battery power for five
minutes. If the battery pack has at least five minutes
of operating time, continue operating until the battery
pack is fully discharged. If the battery light flashes or
there is some other warning to indicate a low battery,
go to step 4.
4
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and the
power cord to a power outlet. The DC-IN or AC
power light should glow green, and the Battery light
should glow amber to indicate that the battery pack is
being charged. If the DC-IN or AC power-light
indicator does not glow, power is not being supplied.
Check the connections for the AC adapter and power
cord.
5
Charge the battery pack until the Battery light glows
green.
❖
If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
❖
If you will not be using the system for an extended
period, more than one month, remove the battery pack.
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❖
Disconnect the AC adapter when the battery is fully
charged. Overcharging makes the battery hot and
shortens life.
❖
If you are not going to use the computer for more than
eight hours, disconnect the AC adapter.
❖
Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct
sunlight.
Disposing of used batteries safely
The life of a battery pack should last for years. When the
battery pack needs replacing, the main battery light flashes
amber shortly after you have fully recharged the battery.
You must discard a battery if it becomes damaged.
The computer’s main battery is a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery,
which can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled, or
disposed of. Putting spent batteries in the trash is not only
irresponsible, it may be illegal. Dispose of the battery as
required by local ordinances or regulations.
Use only batteries recommended by Toshiba.
After repeated use, the batteries will finally lose their ability
to hold a charge and you will need to replace them. Under
federal, state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of
old batteries by placing them in the trash.
Please be kind to our shared environment. Check with your
local government authority for details regarding where to
recycle old batteries or how to dispose of them properly. If
you cannot find the information you need elsewhere, call
Toshiba at: 1 (800) 457-7777.
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Conserving power
How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are
using the computer depends on a number of factors, such as:
❖
How the computer is configured.
❖
How much you use the hard disk, DVD-ROM, multifunction, and diskette drives, or other optional devices.
❖
Where you are working, since operating time decreases at
low temperatures.
There are various ways in which you can conserve power and
extend the operating time of your battery:
❖
Enable Standby or Hibernation, which saves power when
you turn off the computer and turn it back on again.
❖
Use Toshiba’s power-saving options.
These power-saving options control the way in which the
computer is configured. By using them, you can greatly
increase the length of time you can use the computer before
you need to recharge the battery.
Toshiba has combined these options into preset power usage
modes or profiles. Using one of these modes lets you choose
between maximum power savings and peak system
performance. You may also set individual power-saving
options to suit your own needs.
The following sections describe how to choose a power usage
mode and discuss each power-saving option.
Power usage profiles in Windows XP Professional
In Windows XP Professional, you can choose from
predefined power usage profile or select your own
combination of power management options. To do this:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel. Click the TOSHIBA
Power Saver icon.
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2
Select the appropriate profile and set your options.
3
For more information, see “PC Diagnostic Tool” on
page 172.
Using a hot key to set the power usage mode
You may use a hot key to set the power usage profile.
To set the power usage profile:
1
Press Fn and F2 simultaneously to display the power usage
pop-up window.
Sample Power usage profile pop-up window
2
While continuing to press Fn, press F2 until you select the
desired power usage profile.
The power usage profile for battery power are:
Long Life, Normal, High Power, DVD-Playback, and
Presentation.
The default power usage profile under AC power is
Full Power.
3
Release the Fn key.
The pop-up window disappears. You are now using the
selected profile.
For more information on setting the battery power usage
profile, see “PC Diagnostic Tool” on page 172.
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Additional options for power
Depending on the amount of time you spend away from
external power sources, the capacity of one battery pack may
be sufficient for your needs. However, if you need more
portable power, Toshiba provides these options:
❖
Purchase extra battery packs.
❖
Install a secondary battery module in the Slim SelectBay.
See “Using Slim SelectBay® modules” on page 76.
❖
Purchase a battery charger that charges one main battery
pack and one secondary battery module at a time.
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Exploring Your Options
In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features
of your notebook computer.
Exploring the desktop
The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in
the Windows® XP Professional operating system. You use its
features to start programs, find documents, set up system
components, and perform most other computing tasks.
HINT: The illustrated examples in this guide may appear
slightly different from the screens displayed by your system.
The differences are not significant and do not indicate any
change in the functionality of your system.
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Finding your way around the desktop
Common desktop features include icons, the Start button, and
the taskbar.
Icons
Start button
Taskbar
®
Sample Windows XP operating system desktop
Icons
An icon represents a file or program that can be quickly
activated by double-clicking the icon. The icons initially
displayed on your Windows® XP operating system desktop
include:
Recycle Bin—Holds files you’ve deleted. You may be able to
retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a file from a diskette, it does
not go into the Recycle Bin. For more information on the
Recycle Bin, see Windows® Help.
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Internet Explorer—The Microsoft® Web browser that
provides access to the Internet.
Your desktop may contain other icons depending on your
configuration. See Windows® XP online Help and Support for
more specific information on each icon and how to use it.
Start button
You use the Start button to:
❖
Start programs
❖
Access Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system
update information
❖
Open documents
❖
Adjust system settings
❖
Find files
❖
Access Windows® Help and Support
❖
Run programs
❖
Suspend system activity and shut down the computer
Click Help and Support
Sample Windows XP Start menu
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For answers to common questions, click Start, then click
Help and Support to open the Windows XP online Help.
Sample Windows XP online Help and Support
Click an item or use the Search box to locate a specific topic.
Quick Launch toolbar
The Quick Launch toolbar displays icons of tasks or
programs, similar to desktop icons. You can access these
icons quickly and conveniently at any time as they are not
covered by the windows of other executing programs.
Before you may add icons to the Quick Launch toolbar you
must activate it.
Right-click on the Taskbar. On the Toolbars submenu, select
Quick Launch.
To add an icon to the Quick Launch toolbar, click the icon
and drag it to the Quick Launch toolbar.
To activate a specific program, click the appropriate Quick
Launch toolbar icon.
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Taskbar
Each time you open a program, a button associated with that
program appears on the taskbar. With some programs, a
button appears on the taskbar for each document or window
you open. You can use these buttons to quickly switch
between the programs or windows.
To make a program or window the currently active one, click
the associated taskbar button.
You can personalize the taskbar to include not only shortcut
icons but also your favorite Internet URL addresses.
DEFINITION: URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, which
is the address that defines the route to a file on the Web or any
other Internet facility. Generically, it is known as the Web site
address.
System tray
The System tray displays icons of tasks or programs that run
continuously in the background. To learn more about each
task, position the cursor over the icon for a few moments and
a short description of the task appears.
Typical tasks in the System tray are Current time, Power
usage mode, Mouse properties, and speaker volume.
To activate a specific task, double-click the appropriate
System tray icon. You may also right-click the icon to see
other options.
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Exploring audio features
Exploring audio features
You can play .wav sound files or audio CDs using the built-in
speakers, headphones, or external speakers. You can use your
computer to record sounds using an optional external
microphone.
Using external speakers or headphones
Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system
with internal speakers. Instead of using the internal speakers,
you can connect headphones or a pair of external stereo
speakers.
Before using headphones to listen to an audio CD, turn the
volume dial down. Playing the CD with the volume set too
high could damage your ears.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Use amplified speakers that require an
external power source. Other types of speakers will be
inadequate to produce sound from the computer.
To play back sound files through headphones or external
speakers:
1
Locate the headphone jack on the computer.
2
Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the
headphones or external speakers into the headphone jack.
The headphone jack requires a 16-ohm stereo mini jack.
To adjust the volume:
❖
For external speakers, use the volume controls located on
the speaker(s).
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For headphones, use the computer’s volume control dial
located on the front of the computer.
Recording sounds
You may record sounds and save them as .wav files using an
optional external microphone.
DEFINITION: A .wav (pronounced “wave”) file is the format for
storing sound in files in Windows.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you record MP3 files, you will only be
able to play them on a device capable of playing MP3 files.
Using a microphone
To record sounds using the microphone:
1
Connect the microphone to the external microphone jack
located on the right side of the computer.
2
Click Start, point to Programs, Accessories, and then
click Entertainment.
3
Click Sound Recorder.
The Sound Recorder window displays.
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Positioning
bar
Record
Stop
Play
Skip forward
Skip backward
Sample Sound Recorder screen
4
Click the Record button.
5
Speak normally into the microphone.
6
When you have finished recording, click the Stop button.
NOTE
The maximum recording time is 60 seconds.
7
8
To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button.
9
To save the file, select Save from the File menu.
Adjusting recording quality
The better the quality of the recording, the more disk space
the sound file requires. Experiment to find a balance that fits
your needs.
1
Open Sound Recorder, if necessary.
2
Click Start, point to Programs, Accessories,
Entertainment, and then click Sound Recorder.
3
In the Sound Recorder window, click Edit, then click
Audio Properties.
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4
In the Audio Properties dialog box, adjust the Recording
Volume, Preferred device, and Preferred quality
according to your needs.
5
Click OK.
Your new settings take effect the next time you record.
Playing an audio CD-ROM
Insert an audio CD and close the disc tray. The CD begins to
play.
If the computer is turned on, Windows Media® Player opens
and the CD begins to play. You can use the Windows Media
Player program to control the CD.
To access the Windows Media Player, you can open it
through the Start menu or activate it from the taskbar.
Sample Windows Media Player screen
The CD Player control panel works much like an ordinary
compact disc player:
❖
To play the CD or to pause, click the Play/pause button
on the CD Player control panel.
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To stop the CD, click the Stop button.
Before using headphones to listen to an audio CD, turn the
volume dial down. Playing the CD with the volume set too
high could damage your ears.
Exchanging data with another computer
To transfer a large amount of information between
computers, you can use the Windows® XP Briefcase, or a
specialized synchronization program and the computer’s
parallel port.
Transferring files
You can transfer files to another computer using your infrared
port, or with an adapter cable.
To transfer files through the parallel port, you need an
optional LapLink® compatible parallel cable.
1
Connect the cable.
2
Load the transfer program on both computers.
3
Set any specific options.
4
Start the transfer.
5
When you have finished transferring files, close the
programs on both computers.
Getting help transferring files
1
Click Start, then Help and Support.
2
Click the Index icon on the toolbar.
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In the dialog box, type direct cable connection.
4
Follow the online guide instructions.
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Setting up for communications
In order to connect to the Internet, use an online service, or
communicate across the telephone lines with another
computer, you may need:
❖
A modem (one comes with your computer)
❖
A telephone line
❖
A browser or communications program
❖
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if
you plan to use the Internet
Determining the COM port
Your modem is connected to one of the computer’s COM
(communications) ports. The default setting for the modem is
COM3.
The following procedure is intended to support you if you
need to either upgrade your modem or reset the port to the
default settings.
If you are having trouble connecting through the modem, you
may need to determine the current COM port name and
possibly change it.
To find out which port your modem is connected to:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel.
Windows XP opens the Control Panel.
2
Double-click Phone and Modem Options.
Windows XP displays the Phone and Modem Options
Properties dialog box.
3
Click the Modems tab.
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Your modem should be listed next to one of the computer’s
COM ports.
4
Make a note of the COM port number.
5
To verify that the modem is set up properly, select the
modem you wish to check and then click Properties to
bring up the dialog box with information specific to that
modem.
6
Click the Diagnostics tab, and then click Query Modem.
Windows XP communicates with the modem and displays
identifying information reported by the modem. If Windows
XP cannot communicate with the modem, it displays an error
message. Consult the troubleshooting sections of your
modem and Windows XP documentation.
7
Click OK to close the properties dialog box for that
specific modem.
8
Click OK to close the Modem Properties dialog box.
9
Close the Control Panel.
Connecting the modem to a telephone line
Before you can use the modem, you must connect it to a
standard voice-grade telephone line. For more information,
see “Connecting to a phone line” on page 85.
Connecting your computer to a network
You can connect your computer to a network to increase its
capabilities and functionality using one of its communication
ports.
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Accessing a network
To access a network:
❖
At the office, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 jack
on your computer. For specific information about
connecting to the network, consult your network
administrator.
❖
While you are at home or traveling, you need a dial-up
connection. Ask your network administrator for the
telephone number of the network.
❖
Wirelessly, you need an optional wireless networking PC
Card or an optional Wi-Fi® module. For more information
about wireless networking, refer to your wireless network
device documentation or contact your authorized Toshiba
service provider.
Setting up the connection
To set up an office connection, consult your network
administrator for network settings and additional
considerations.
To set up a dial-up connection, use the New Connection
Wizard:
1
Click Start and point to All Programs.
2
Point to Accessories, then to Communications, and
click New Connection Wizard.
3
Enter the phone number of your network connection and
let the program dial the number.
The computer connects to the network.
Using the Ethernet LAN Port
When your computer starts, Windows attempts to contact a
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. If the
computer is not connected to a network, it may pause a few
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minutes as it waits for a reply. To avoid this delay, you can
reconfigure Windows to disable the LAN port.
To disable the LAN port:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel.
2
Double-click the System icon, click the Hardware tab,
and then click the Device Manager button.
3
Select the network adapter in Network Adapters.
4
Click the Properties icon on the toolbar.
5
Select the Do not use this device (disable) option from
the Device usage drop-down.
6
Click OK.
Your LAN port is now disabled.
To enable the Ethernet LAN port, repeat steps one through
four. Select the Use this device (enable) check box, and click
OK.
Setting up a wireless connection
For information on how to set up a wireless connection, refer
to the online help that came with your operating system or
your network administrator.
Using the Wi-Fi module
NOTE
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the
distance over which wireless LAN can reach may vary
depending on surrounding electromagnetic environment,
obstacles, access point design and configuration, and client
design and software/hardware configurations.
Wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) refers to any type of 802.11
network. With an integrated Wi-Fi module, you can access
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wireless networks in public areas like airports, hotels and
convention centers or anywhere people gather. Some
networks require you to manually configure your access
connection; others do not.
It is recommended that you do not remove the module from
your computer. For assistance, contact a Toshiba Wireless
Authorized Service Provider.
NOTE
You can use the System tray’s PC Card icon to turn off your
Wi-Fi Mini PCI. However, if you do so, you will need to restart
the computer in order to reactivate the module.
To configure Wi-Fi for your wireless communication, follow
these steps:
1
Click the Local Area Connection icon on the System tray.
The Local Area Status Connection window displays.
2
Click Properties to bring up the dialog box with
information specific to the Wi-Fi device connection.
3
Configure the settings as required.
Toshiba’s online resources
Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can
connect. These sites can provide information about Toshiba
products, give help with technical questions, and keep you up
to date with future upgrades. For more information, see
“Contacting Toshiba” on page 216.
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An overview of using the Internet
An overview of using the Internet
The following sections give a quick introduction to the
Internet and some of its exciting features, such as:
❖
The Internet
❖
The World Wide Web
❖
Internet Service Providers
❖
Connecting to the Internet
❖
Surfing the Internet
❖
Internet features
❖
Uploading and downloading files from the Internet
The Internet
The Internet is an association of thousands of networks and
millions of computers around the world connected by
communications lines. They all work together to share
information.
The World Wide Web
The World Wide Web (or “Web”) is a subset of the Internet—
a collection of interlinked documents (located on computers
connected to the Internet) that work together using a specific
Internet protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
The World Wide Web offers information as text, images,
audio, or video to be referenced from anywhere in the world.
Special programs called Web browsers are specifically
designed to work with HTTP. They make it easier to connect
to a particular network address and send and receive
information.
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Internet Service Providers
To connect a computer directly to the Internet, many people
and businesses use an Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP
is a company that has the equipment and the
telecommunication lines necessary to maintain an Internet
connection.
You can connect to the Internet by using a telephone and
modem or through other higher-speed communication
methods such as Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL), cable, and
satellite links.
Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you may need:
❖
A modem and a telephone line, or a LAN connection
❖
A Web browser
❖
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) account
The Microsoft® Web browser Internet Explorer is
automatically configured on your system so that when you
first start it, it guides you through signing up for a new ISP
account, or assists you in setting up your computer to work
with your existing ISP.
Once you have established an ISP account, you can connect
to the Internet.
1
Connect your computer’s modem to a telephone line.
For more information on connecting a modem, see
“Connecting to a phone line” on page 85.
2
Start your Web browser. Have your modem dial the ISP’s
telephone number, and establish a connection with the
ISP’s computer.
If you are using your computer at the office, then you
probably connect to the Internet through your company’s
network. See your network administrator about connecting to
the Internet.
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Surfing the Internet
Once connected to the Internet, the Web browser displays a
home page, for example, your ISP’s home page on the
Internet or your company’s Web site home page.
To visit a desired Web site, type in the Web address. The Web
address, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), is a unique
identifier for that computer system linked to the Internet. Web
addresses can also appear within a Web page’s text, and are
known as links. Clicking a link automatically transfers your
Web browser to that site.
You can also use a Search Engine, a Web site specifically
designed to help you look for information.
Internet features
The Internet offers many types of communication tools to
help you perform many tasks.
❖
Internet email
To send and receive email of your own, you need a mailbox
on the Web, or an email address.
If you have an account with an ISP, you can probably set up
an email address at the same time you sign up for the service.
❖
Internet chat rooms
A chat room is a Web site that offers a place where people
with similar interests and ideas communicate in real-time,
one-on-one or in groups, by typing messages which are
instantly viewed by others on their computer screens.
❖
Internet news groups
A newsgroup is similar to a chat room, but instead of using a
dedicated site to converse about a specialized subject with
others in real-time, it uses a Web site as a clearinghouse where
all the messages are placed, like a gigantic bulletin board.
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Online shopping
Many Web sites offer products and services for sale.
Uploading and downloading files from the Internet
Transferring files from one computer to another is termed
uploading (transferring data from your computer to a site on
the Web), or downloading (transferring data from a site on the
Web to your computer).
There are several ways to upload or download data. It can be
as simple as attaching a file or document to an email, or you
can use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) features of your Web
browser to transfer large amounts of data.
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Toshiba Utilities
Your notebook computer includes several utilities designed to
help you reconfigure your system and best meet your
individual needs. Together, these allow you to ascertain
certain system details, set additional options, and change
default values. The Toshiba utilities are:
❖
Fn-esse
❖
TOSHIBA HW Setup
❖
TOSHIBA Power Saver
❖
TOSHIBA Mobile Extension
❖
TOSHIBA Password Utility
❖
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
❖
TOSHIBA CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
❖
TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility
❖
PC Diagnostic Tool
Each of these utilities is described in this chapter.
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Fn-esse
Desktop shortcuts and Toshiba’s Fn-esse program provide
quick ways to open programs, documents, and folders from
within any Windows® program without using the Start menu.
For more information on creating desktop shortcuts, refer to
the operating system documentation that came with your
computer.
This section describes how to use the Fn-esse program to
quickly access your programs and files.
With Fn-esse, you can assign an Fn key combination to:
❖
Open a Windows® XP operating system program.
❖
Open a file in its associated program.
❖
Display a customized folder of programs and/or files
from which to choose.
Fn-esse also has several keys that perform preassigned
operations, known as hot keys. For more information, see
“Hot Keys” on page 220.
You can assign any key that is not associated with a hot key
or a keyboard overlay.
Starting Fn-esse
1
Click Start, point to All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities,
then click Fn-esse.
The Fn-esse keyboard appears.
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Sample Fn-esse window
The keys are color-coded as follows:
❖
Available keys are dark gray with white letters
❖
Assigned keys and keys associated with a popup list are
shown on the Fn-esse keyboard in the selected color
❖
Unavailable keys are light gray
There are two ways to assign a key to open a program or
document:
❖
Using drag-and-drop
❖
Using the keyboard or pointing device
Using drag-and-drop to assign a key
To assign a key to a program or document:
1
Start both Fn-esse and Windows® Explorer (or the
program supporting drag-and-drop).
2
Resize the Explorer window so that you can see both the
Fn-esse keyboard and Explorer at the same time.
3
In the Explorer window, highlight the program or
document file you wish to assign to a key.
4
Click and hold the primary button as you drag the
highlighted item from Explorer to the key on the Fn-esse
keyboard to which you want to assign it.
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Release the primary button.
Fn-esse displays the Add/Edit Command dialog box with the
Description, Command Line and Working Directory fields
automatically completed.
6
Click OK to close the Add/Edit Command dialog box
with your key assignment in place.
The program or document is now associated with the key you
just selected. To open the program or document, press Fn plus
the appropriate key from within any Windows® program.
Using the keyboard or pointing device to assign keys
To assign a key to open a program or document, start Fn-esse
and either:
❖
Using the keyboard, press and hold the Fn key, then press
the desired assignment key.
❖
Using the pointing device, move the cursor over the
desired key in the Fn-esse window and press the
secondary button.
The Assignment Type dialog box appears.
Sample Fn-esse assignment type dialog box
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Making a direct key assignment
1
Select Direct... to display the Add/Edit Command dialog
box.
2
Enter the Description, Command Line and Working
Directory for the new Fn-esse key assignment, or click
the Browse button to specify this information.
3
Click OK.
Making a popup assignment
1
Select Popup... to display the Application Explorer
dialog box.
2
Select the desired folder. The left side of the Application
Explorer window displays the folders in the Programs
menu. The right side lists the programs and documents in
the folder. These are the items that will appear in the
popup list.
3
To create a popup list with items from various folders, or
to pick only a few items from a folder, create a new folder
containing only the desired programs and documents. If
you are unsure how to do this, refer to your Windows®
XP operating system documentation.
4
Click OK to associate the folder with the key you just
selected.
To open a popup list showing the items in that folder,
press Fn plus the appropriate key from within any
Windows® program.
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Viewing existing key assignments
To view the existing key assignments, choose Assignments
from the Fn-esse keyboard. Fn-esse displays the Function
Key Assignments dialog box. This box lists all the key
assignments and the program or document to which each key
is assigned.
To view items in a popup list, click the Expand popup lists
check box.
Changing or removing existing key assignments
In the Fn-esse keyboard, click the key you wish to change
with the secondary button.
Fn-esse displays the Assignment Type dialog box.
❖
To change the key assignment, click Direct... or Popup...
and continue as if you were creating a new assignment.
❖
To remove the key assignment, click Clear.
TOSHIBA HW Setup
TOSHIBA HW Setup is a hardware configuration
management tool available through Windows. It lets you
view general system settings and specify the display, boot
priority, keyboard, USB, LAN, CPU, device configuration
and parallel/printer options for your computer. To set the
IRQ, I/O Address, and DMA channel for communication
ports, use the Windows Device Manager.
NOTE
If the supervisor password is set and you log onto the
computer with the user password, you may not be able to
access the TOSHIBA HW Setup program.
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Accessing TOSHIBA HW Setup
To access TOSHIBA HW Setup, press the TOSHIBA
Console button above the left side of the keyboard.
The TOSHIBA Console screen appears.
Double-click on the HW Setup icon to open the HW Setup
dialog box.
Sample TOSHIBA HW Setup tab options
Toshiba HW Setup has the following tabs:
❖
General—Shows the BIOS version
❖
Device Config—Shows the Device configuration options
❖
Parallel/Printer—Allows you to configure the parallel
port default settings
❖
Display—Allows you to change various default settings
for the built-in LCD display
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NOTE
When the computer restarts, it remembers the last
configuration. If data does not appear on the display you are
using after starting in Standby Mode, press Fn + F5.
❖
CPU—Allows you to enable or disable CPU frequency
switching modes.
Dynamically Switchable—This mode is the default
setting for your computer, and automatically changes the
processing frequency and decreases voltage depending
on the power source:
❖
AC Power—If your computer is connected to the
AC adapter, the CPU frequency mode is set to high
for faster processing.
❖
Battery Power—If your computer is running on
battery power, the CPU frequency mode is set to
low, for slower processing. Switching the CPU to
low allows you to conserve power and extend the
operating time of your battery.
Always High—Sets the CPU speed to high when using
either the battery or the AC adapter.
Always Low—Sets the CPU speed to low when using
either the battery or the AC adapter.
❖
Boot Priority—Allows you to change the sequence in
which your computer searches the various drives for the
operating system
❖
Keyboard—Allows you to enable/disable the Wake-onKeyboard function
❖
USB—Allows you to enable or disable USB Legacy
Emulation
❖
LAN—Allows you to set networking functions
By changing any of the options that appear in the dialog
boxes and clicking Apply, you can reconfigure that function.
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Any options that you change will become default settings
when you restart your system.
TOSHIBA Power Saver
The TOSHIBA Power Saver utility enhances your computer’s
power management capabilities. It controls the computer’s
Power Save profiles, which is a series of settings for power
management. In the TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties
dialog box, you can choose which profile to use, change
settings for each profile, or create your own custom profiles.
To access Power Saver Properties:
1
Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon.
The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties dialog box appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties dialog box
You may also access the Power Saver Properties by pressing
the TOSHIBA Console button:
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Press the TOSHIBA Console above the left side of the
keyboard.
The TOSHIBA Console screen appears.
2
Click the Power Saver icon.
By changing the options that appear in the Power Saver
Properties dialog box and clicking OK, you can reconfigure
that function.
You may choose a power-saving management strategy to best
suit your computing needs. If you are running on batteries
and the programs that you are using do not require a lot of
system resources, you may experience longer work sessions
by enabling the Normal or Long Life settings.
Any options that you change become the default settings
when you exit the program. You don’t have to restart your
system before they become default settings.
TOSHIBA Mobile Extension
To adjust the settings for docking or using the Slim
SelectBay, use the TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service
Configuration.
To use the TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service
Configuration:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel, then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click TOSHIBA Mobile Extension.
The TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service Configuration
dialog box appears.
3
Under the Mobile Extension Service tab, you can select
behaviors to enable or disable, like Warm Undock
Service and Notification Messages, by checking or
unchecking the appropriate box.
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Sample TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service tab options
4
Under the SelectBay Service tab, you can select
behaviors like Hot Dock and Warm Dock for your Slim
SelectBay.
Sample Bay Service tab options
For more information about expansion devices, see “Using an
expansion device” on page 65.
5
Under the Display Change Service tab, you can set the
default display configuration you wish to use when
docking the system to the optional Advanced Port
Replicator III.
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Sample Display Change Service tab options
TOSHIBA Password Utility
The TOSHIBA Password Utility allows you to set a userlevel password in TOSHIBA Console or in System Setup.
1
Press the Toshiba Console button and click on Security.
2
Click the User Password icon.
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This opens the TOSHIBA Password Utility.
Sample TOSHIBA Password Utility tab options
3
Click Set.
4
Enter a password (then enter it again to verify).
5
Click Set.
6
Click OK if you want to save the password to a text file
on a diskette or media of your choice. Click Cancel if
you do not want to save the password to a text file.
7
Click OK to exit.
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TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
This utility allows you zoom in and zoom out of applications
as well as the icons for Microsoft® Internet Explorer,
Microsoft® Office, Windows® Media Player, and Adobe®
Reader.
To access the utility, click Start, All Programs, Toshiba,
Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Zooming Utility.
The TOSHIBA Zooming Utility screen appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Zooming Utility screen
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TOSHIBA CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
Sample TOSHIBA CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer screen
This utility can slow the speed of your optical drive to make it
run more quietly. You can use this utility to make listening to
Music CDs more enjoyable.
NOTE
When you change the CD/DVD drive to “Quiet” mode, the
setting is only valid for the current Windows session. If you
shut down, restart, log off, or resume from hibernation, the
setting will revert back to Normal speed. The setting can also
be changed by CD burning software or other applications that
can set the drive speed.
To change the setting, open the Acoustic Silencer by doubleclicking the tasktray icon.
1
Click Set Quiet Mode to make the drive run more slowly
and quietly, for listening to Music CDs or Audio files on
a CD.
2
Click Set Normal Mode to run the drive at normal speed,
for transferring data.
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TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility
In order to boot from an SD card, you must make the card SD
card bootable. To do so, run the Toshiba SD Memory Boot
Utility.
This utility allows you to easily format SD Memory Cards.
Refer to the online help documentation within the application
for any additional help.
To start the utility, click Start, All Programs, Toshiba,
Utilities, and click SD Memory Card.
The TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility screen appears.
Sample TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility screen
1
Attach a USB floppy drive to your computer, and insert a
bootable floppy disk.
2
Insert the SD card
NOTE
Be sure to back up your data before performing this procedure
as data on the drive may be lost.
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3
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then
SD Memory Boot Utility.
4
Select the drive where the SD is located.
5
Select the From Floppy image option.
6
Click the Start menu.
NOTE
To create a bootable SD with the From image file option
requires a third-party application.
PC Diagnostic Tool
Sample PC Diagnostic Tool screen
This utility can help diagnose problems with devices in your
computer. Refer to the online help documentation within the
application for any additional help.
To start the utility, click Start, All Programs, Toshiba,
Utilities, and click PC Diagnostic Tool.
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Keeping Your Files Safe
You may have files on your computer that you want to keep
private. Your computer comes with several options that can
help you keep your computer and files safe from unwanted
intrusion.
This chapter describes the security options for your notebook
computer.
Using passwords in Windows
Setting a password lets you leave your computer, secure in
the knowledge that nobody can access your files. When you
set a password, you must enter the password before you can
work on your computer again.
Toshiba supports the following types of passwords on the
computer:
❖
An instant (user-level) password that secures your open
programs and files when you need to leave the computer
temporarily.
❖
A power-on (user-level) password that requires you to
enter the password whenever you start the computer.
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❖
A supervisor-level password that protects system settings
by restricting who can make changes in Toshiba Utilities
and System Setup. This is useful if more than one person
is using the computer.
❖
A hard disk drive password that protects your data by
requiring a password when you try to access the hard
disk, whether it’s in your computer or in another system.
You can set a hard disk drive user password and/or a hard
disk drive master password.
If you choose to set a hard disk drive user password, we
strongly recommend that you set a hard disk drive master
password as well.
If you set a hard disk drive user password and later forget the
password, YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR
HARD DISK AGAIN, unless you’ve set a hard disk drive master
password.
Toshiba is not responsible for any losses that may occur to
you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to
access the hard drive.
Setting user-level passwords
Setting password lets you leave your computer, secure in the
knowledge that nobody can access your files. When you set a
password, you must enter the password before you can work
on your computer again.
Toshiba supports the following types of user-level passwords
on your computer:
❖
A power-on password—Prevents unauthorized users
from starting or restarting the computer.
❖
An instant password—Secures your open programs and
files when you need to leave the computer temporarily.
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Make sure you use a password you can remember easily. If
you ever forget your password, contact your network
administrator.
A good way to prevent forgetting your password is to create a
password service diskette. Refer to “Setting a power-on (userlevel) password” on page 176 for instructions.
Using an instant user-level password
An instant password secures your system with a single
keystroke. Use this feature when you leave your desk for a
few minutes and do not want to turn off the computer.
1
Press and hold Fn, then press F1.
The screen goes blank.
2
To return to work, press a key.
On the logon screen, select a user.
3
For the selected user:
❖
If you have not registered a Windows user password,
press Enter.
❖
If you have registered a user password, type the password
and press Enter.
The desktop displays.
Setting a Windows user password
To register a password for the Windows Logon and Instant
Password functions:
1
Click Start, then Control Panel.
2
Click User Accounts.
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Select Create a password.
4
Enter the password and password hint as directed.
5
Click Create Password.
6
Click the Close icon ( ) to close the User Accounts
window.
When you log into Windows, you will be asked for this
password. This password will also be required to bring the
machine out of the instant security mode that <Fn><F1>
places the machine into.
Using a power-on (user-level) password
A power-on password prevents other users from accessing
your computer.
Setting a power-on (user-level) password
1
Open TOSHIBA Console by pressing the Toshiba
Console button or pressing Start, TOSHIBA, Utilities,
then click Console.
2
Select Security.
The TOSHIBA Console Security screen appears.
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Sample TOSHIBA Console Security window
3
Click the User Password icon.
This opens the TOSHIBA Password utility.
Sample TOSHIBA Password Utility tab options
4
Click Set.
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5
Enter a password (then enter it again to verify).
6
Click Set.
7
Click OK if you want to save the password to a text file
on a diskette or media of your choice. Click Cancel if
you do not want to save the password to a text file.
8
Click OK to exit.
Creating a user token on an SD™ memory card
You may use an SD Memory Card as an access token,
inserting it in lieu of a user password, when one is requested.
To create a token, insert the formatted SD Memory Card and
click Create.
Deleting a power on (user-level) password
1
Open TOSHIBA Console by pressing the Toshiba
Console button or pressing Start, TOSHIBA, Utilities,
then click Console.
2
Select Security.
The TOSHIBA Console Security screen appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Console Security window
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Click the User password icon.
4
Select Delete.
5
Enter the correct password.
6
Click Delete, then click OK twice to exit.
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Deleting a user token on an SD™ memory card
To delete a user token, insert the SD Memory Card that
contains the token information and click Disable.
Using the power-on (user-level) password
Whenever you start your computer with a power-on (userlevel) password in effect, the computer prompts you to enter
the password before it goes through its normal startup
procedure.
When your computer prompts you to enter your password,
type it in and press Enter. If you enter the password correctly,
the computer continues with its normal startup procedure. If
you enter an incorrect password, the computer beeps. After
three incorrect attempts, the system turns off automatically.
If you’ve forgotten your password and you have a password
service diskette:
1
Connect your diskette drive. For instructions, see
“Connecting an optional external diskette drive” on
page 63.
2
Turn on the computer.
The system prompts you for your password.
3
Insert the password service diskette into the diskette drive
and press Enter.
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The system prompts you, “Set Password Again (Y/N)?”
The password service diskette is not reusable. Once you use it,
you must create a new diskette, even if you set the same
password.
4
To enter System Setup and reset your password, press Y.
To remove your password, press N. It will no longer be
registered.
Using a supervisor password
A supervisor password prevents other users from changing
hardware configuration options.
Setting a supervisor password
1
Open TOSHIBA Console by pressing the Toshiba
Console button or pressing Start, TOSHIBA, Utilities,
then click Console.
2
Select Security.
The TOSHIBA Console Security screen appears.
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Sample TOSHIBA Console Security window
3
Click the Supervisor Password icon.
This opens the TOSHIBA Password utility.
Sample TOSHIBA Password Utility tab options
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Click Set.
5
Enter a password (then enter it again to verify).
6
Click Set.
7
Click OK if you want to save the password to a text file
on a diskette or media of your choice. Click Cancel if
you do not want to save the password to a text file.
8
Click OK to exit.
Creating a supervisor token on an SD™ memory card
You may use an SD Memory Card as an access token,
inserting it in lieu of a supervisor password, when one is
requested. To create a token, insert the formatted SD Memory
Card and click Create.
Deleting a supervisor password
1
Open TOSHIBA Console by pressing the Toshiba
Console button or pressing Start, TOSHIBA, Utilities,
then click Console.
2
Select Security.
The TOSHIBA Console Security screen appears.
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Sample TOSHIBA Console Security window
3
Click the Supervisor password icon.
4
Select Delete.
5
Enter the correct password.
6
Click Delete, then click OK twice to exit.
Deleting a supervisor on an SD™ Memory Card
To delete a supervisor token, insert the SD Memory Card that
contains the token information and click Disable.
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Hard disk drive passwords
Your computer comes with a System Setup utility that lets
you set two types of hard disk drive passwords—user and
master. These passwords protect your primary and secondary
hard disks as follows:
❖
Setting a hard disk drive user password prevents an
unauthorized user from accessing your hard disk, even if
it is removed and installed on another computer. This
password does not encrypt data on the hard disk.
❖
Setting a hard disk drive master password lets you bypass
the hard disk drive user password and access your hard
disk, in case you forget the hard disk drive user password.
If you choose to set a hard disk drive master password,
you should set it before you set a hard disk drive user
password.
HINT: The hard disk drive shipped with your computer may not
support the master password feature. When you attempt to set
master password protection, your computer may alert you that
this feature is not supported by your drive. If this happens and
you want to establish a master password for your hard disk,
contact your network administrator for instructions.
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Setting a hard disk drive user only password in System
Setup
If you choose to set a hard disk drive user password, we
strongly recommend that you set a hard disk drive master
password as well (see “Setting a hard disk drive master and
user password in System Setup” on page 187 for more
information).
If you set a hard disk drive user password and later forget the
password, YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR
HARD DISK AGAIN, unless you’ve set a hard disk drive master
password.
Toshiba is not responsible for any losses that may occur to
you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to
access the hard drive.
To register a user only password in System Setup:
1
Click Start, then click Shutdown, and click OK.
The computer shuts down.
2
Hold down the Esc key and press and hold the power
button until the on/off light on the system indicator panel
illuminates (green) for approximately one second. When
the following message appears on the screen: “Check
system, Then press [F1] key,” press F1.
The System Setup screen appears.
3
Press H to move to the HDD PASSWORD section on the
screen.
4
Press the spacebar to select User Only password mode.
5
Press an arrow key to move to the User Password option.
6
Press the spacebar, then type a password of 1 to 16
characters and press Enter. You may use any combination
of letters and numbers in your password.
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When System Setup prompts you to verify the password,
type it again and press Enter.
If the two passwords match, System Setup displays:
Registered. If the two passwords do not match, an error
message appears. Repeat step 6 and step 7 to enter the
password again.
8
Press End to save the change.
9
When System Setup prompts you to confirm your
change, press Y.
Deleting or changing a hard disk drive user only password in
System Setup
To delete or change a user only password in System Setup:
1
Click Start, then click Shutdown, and click OK.
The computer shuts down.
2
Hold down the Esc key and press and hold the power
button until the on/off light on the system indicator panel
illuminates (green) for approximately one second. When
the following message appears on the screen: “Check
system, Then press [F1] key,” press F1.
The System Setup screen appears.
3
Press H to move to the HDD PASSWORD section on the
screen.
4
Press the spacebar, then type in your user password and
press Enter.
5
If you want to change the password, input the new
password. If you want to delete the password, proceed to
step 7.
6
When System Setup prompts you to verify the password,
type it again and press Enter.
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If the two passwords match, System Setup displays:
Registered. If the two passwords do not match, an error
message appears. Repeat step 5 and step 6 to enter the
password again.
7
If you want to delete the user password, leave the space
blank and press Enter twice. System Setup displays: Not
Registered.
8
Press End to save the change.
9
When System Setup prompts you to confirm your
change, press Y.
Setting a hard disk drive master and user password in
System Setup
Make sure you choose a hard disk drive master password you
can remember easily. If you set a hard disk drive user
password and later forget the password or lose your password
diskette, you will need to enter the hard disk drive master
password in order to access your hard disk.
To register master and user passwords in System Setup:
1
Click Start, then click Shutdown, and click OK.
The computer shuts down.
2
Hold down the Esc key and press and hold the power
button until the on/off light on the system indicator panel
illuminates (green) for approximately one second. When
the following message appears on the screen: “Check
system, Then press [F1] key,” press F1.
The System Setup screen appears.
3
Press H to move to the HDD PASSWORD section on the
screen.
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Press the spacebar to select Master + User password
mode.
5
Press an arrow key to move to the Master Password
section. You must register a Master Password first.
6
Press the spacebar, then type a password of 1 to 16
characters and press Enter. You may use any combination
of letters and numbers in your password.
7
When System Setup prompts you to verify the password,
type it again and press Enter.
If the two passwords match, System Setup displays: Registered
for both User and Master passwords. If the two passwords do
not match, an error message appears. Repeat step 6 and step 7
to enter the password again.
8
Press End to save the change.
9
When System Setup prompts you to confirm your
change, press Y.
Changing the master and user passwords in System Setup
To change the master and user passwords in System Setup:
1
Click Start, then click Shutdown, and click OK.
The computer shuts down.
2
Hold down the Esc key and press and hold the power
button until the on/off light on the system indicator panel
illuminates (green) for approximately one second. When
the following message appears on the screen: “Check
system, Then press [F1] key,” press F1.
The System Setup screen appears.
3
Press H to move to the HDD PASSWORD section on the
screen.
4
Use the up and down arrow keys to select the password
you wish to change.
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5
Press the spacebar, then enter the appropriate password
and press Enter.
6
If you want to change your password, input the new
password.
7
When System Setup prompts you to verify the password,
type it again and press Enter.
If the two passwords match, System Setup displays:
Registered. Note that you can only change (not delete) the user
password if a master password is registered.
8
Press End to save the change.
9
When System Setup prompts you to confirm your
change, press Y.
Deleting the hard disk drive master and user passwords in
the System Setup
HINT: You must delete the hard disk drive master password
before you can delete the hard disk drive user password.
To delete the master and user passwords in System Setup:
1
Click Start, then click Shutdown, and click OK.
The computer shuts down.
2
Hold down the Esc key and press and hold the power
button until the on/off light on the system indicator panel
illuminates (green) for approximately one second. When
the following message appears on the screen: “Check
system, Then press [F1] key,” press F1.
The System Setup screen appears.
3
Press H to move to the HDD PASSWORD section on the
screen.
4
Select the Master Password using the down arrow key.
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5
Press the spacebar, the enter the master password and
press Enter.
6
If you want to delete the master password, leave the
space blank and press Enter twice.
System Setup displays: Not Registered. The user password will
also display as Not Registered.
7
Press End to save the change.
8
When System Setup prompts you to confirm your
change, press Y.
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Wrong
Some problems you may encounter when using your
notebook computer are relatively easy to identify and solve.
Others may require help from your dealer or the manufacturer
of a software program.
This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by
yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to
encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find
information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this
chapter.
Problems that are easy to fix
Your program stops responding.
If you are working with a program that suddenly freezes all
operations, chances are the program has stopped responding.
You can exit the failed program without shutting down the
operating system or closing other programs.
To close a program that has stopped responding:
1
Press Ctrl, Alt, and Del simultaneously (once).
The Windows Task Manager window appears.
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Click the Applications tab.
If a program has stopped responding, the words “not
responding” appear beside its name in the list.
3
Select the program you want to close, then click End
Task.
Closing the failed program should allow you to continue
working. If it does not, continue with step 3.
4
Close the remaining programs one by one by selecting
the program name, then End Task.
5
Click Start, Turn off computer.
The Turn off computer window appears.
6
Click Turn off.
The computer turns off.
Your program performs an illegal operation.
If you receive the message, “Your program has performed an illegal
operation,” you should record the details of the message and
consult the software manufacturer.
To record the details:
1
Click the Details button and select the text the operating
system displays.
The Details button displays information that the software
manufacturer needs to help you solve your problem.
2
Press Ctrl and c simultaneously to copy the text to the
clipboard.
3
Open Notepad (click Start, point to All Programs, then
point to Accessories and click Notepad).
4
Press Ctrl and v simultaneously to paste the details into
Notepad.
5
Add a paragraph break and type some notes describing
what you were doing when you received the message.
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Save the file and refer to it when you contact the software
manufacturer.
Problems when you turn on the computer
These problems may occur when you turn on the power.
The computer will not start.
Make sure you attached the AC adapter and power cable
properly or installed a charged battery.
Press and hold down the power button for a few seconds.
If you are using the AC adapter, check that the wall outlet is
working by plugging in another device, such as a lamp.
The computer starts but, when you press a key, nothing
happens.
You are probably in Stand By mode and have a software or
resource conflict. When this happens, turning the power on
returns you to the problem instead of restarting the system.
To clear the condition, press Ctrl, Alt, and Del simultaneously.
Clearing the condition may get the computer running, but it
will not solve a resource conflict. Read the documentation
that came with the conflicting device and “Resolving a
hardware conflict” on page 197.
The computer is not accessing the hard disk or the
external diskette drive.
Your computer normally loads the operating system from the
hard disk. If you have a hard disk problem, you will not be
able to start the computer. Insert a system diskette into the
external diskette drive and press F12 when the machine starts,
then use the arrow keys to select the boot-up device.
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The Windows® operating system is not working
The computer displays the WARNING RESUME FAILURE
message.
The computer was placed in Stand By mode and the battery
has discharged. Data stored in the computer’s memory has
been lost.
To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into a live
wall outlet for several hours. For more information, see
“Power and the batteries” on page 202.
The computer displays the Non-System disk or disk error message.
Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive. If there is
one, remove it and press any key to continue. If pressing any
key does not work, press Ctrl, Alt, and Del to restart the
computer.
The Windows® operating system is not
working
Once you are familiar with the desktop and used to the way
the operating system responds to your work routine, you can
easily detect if the operating system is not working correctly.
For example:
❖
The operating system fails to start after the Starting
Windows XP message appears.
❖
The operating system takes a long time to start.
❖
The operating system responds differently from the
normal routine.
❖
The screen does not look right.
Unless a hardware device has failed, problems usually occur
when you change the system in some way such as installing a
new program or adding a device.
If you experience any of these problems, use the options in
the Startup menu to fix the problem.
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Using Startup options to fix problems
If the operating system fails to start properly, you may have to
change your system’s configuration or verify the startup
procedure to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in
the Startup menu. This section describes each option and
when to use the procedure.
To open the Startup menu:
1
Restart your computer.
2
Press F8 when your computer starts.
The Windows® Advanced Options menu displays these
options:
❖
Safe Mode
❖
Safe Mode (with Networking)
❖
Safe Mode (with Command Prompt)
❖
Enable Boot Logging
❖
Enable VGA Mode
❖
Last known good configuration (your most recent
settings that worked)
❖
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows® domain
controllers only)
❖
Debugging Mode
❖
Start Windows® normally
❖
Reboot
❖
Return to OS Choices (menu)
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See your Windows® documentation for further explanation.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If your computer is connected to a
network, the Startup menu may display different versions of
Safe mode.
Internet problems
My Internet connection is very slow.
Many factors contribute to the speed with which you can surf
the Internet. They include: modem speed, time of day (when
everyone else is surfing, your access can be slow), and
popularity of the site. If accessing a particular site is very
slow, try later.
My browser cannot find the URL address I typed in.
Make sure you separated the domain names of the address
with the forward slash (/). Check the spelling of each name
and the syntax of the address carefully. A single incorrect
letter or missed character, comma instead of period (“dot”),
or other mistake makes it impossible for your browser to
locate the site.
My browser cannot find a site I bookmarked.
The World Wide Web is constantly changing. A site you
bookmarked yesterday may not be available today or its
server may be down for temporary repair. Try again later.
The Windows® XP operating system can help you
If the operating system has started properly, but you still have
a problem using your computer, the online Help can assist
you in troubleshooting the problem.
To access Windows® XP Help and Support:
1
Click Start, then click Help and Support.
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The Help and Support window appears.
2
Then do one or both of the following:
❖
In the search field, type the topic of the problem with
which you need help and follow the on-screen
instructions.
❖
Click a problem about which you would like help from
the listings and follow the on-screen instructions.
You can connect to Support Online by clicking Support from
the menu.
Resolving a hardware conflict
If you receive an error message telling you there is a device
driver conflict or a general hardware problem, try using
Windows® Help and Support to troubleshoot the problem
first.
For help on hardware conflicts:
1
Click Start, then click Help and Support.
2
Click the Hardware link in the window’s left pane.
A list of category links appear.
3
Click the Fixing a hardware problem.
4
Choose from specific topics and follow the steps.
If there is still a problem, the operating system should display
a message that explains what the conflict is.
A plan of action
The smooth operation of the system depends on the
interaction of all devices, programs, and features. If the
system or one of its attached devices is not working,
resolving the problem can be time-consuming and frustrating.
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The recommended procedure for getting multiple devices to
work together is to add and set up one device at a time. After
you add each device, test it to make sure it and all previously
connected devices work.
The device most recently connected to the system is the one
most likely to be causing a hardware conflict.
Resolving hardware conflicts on your own
Computer components need resources to accomplish a task.
A device, such as a disk drive or a modem, needs a channel to
the computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). It also needs a
direct channel to the computer’s memory to store information
as it works. These channels of communication are commonly
referred to as system resources.
Interrupt Request Channel
The channel to the CPU is called an Interrupt Request (IRQ)
because it interrupts what the processor is doing and requests
some of the processor’s time.
Direct Memory Access
Similarly, the data required by the device is stored in a
specific place or address in memory called the Direct
Memory Access (DMA). The DMA provides a dedicated
channel for adapter cards to bypass the microprocessor and
access memory directly. If two or more devices use the same
DMA, the data required by one device overwrites the data
required by the other, causing a hardware conflict.
Plug and Play
With Plug and Play and the Windows® XP operating system,
avoiding hardware conflicts is easy. Plug and Play is a
computer standard that helps the system BIOS (basic input/
output system) and the operating system to automatically
assign resources to Plug and Play-compliant devices. In
theory, if every device connected to the computer is Plug and
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Play-compliant, no two devices will compete for the same
system resources. Simply plug in the device and turn on your
computer. The operating system automatically sets up your
system to accommodate the new device.
If you install an older (legacy) device that the operating
system cannot recognize, the operating system may have
difficulty assigning resources to it. As a result, a hardware
conflict can occur. To see what resources the operating
system has assigned to the device, see “Checking device
properties” on page 200.
Resolving conflicts
There are three things you can do to resolve hardware
conflicts:
❖
Disable the device.
For an older device, remove it from the computer.
❖
Disable another system component and use its resources
for the new device, see “Fixing a problem with Device
Manager” on page 199.
❖
Reconfigure the device so that its requirements do not
conflict. Refer to the device’s documentation for
instructions about changing settings on the device.
Fixing a problem with Device Manager
Device Manager provides a way to check and change the
configuration of a device.
Changing the default settings using Device Manager can
cause other conflicts that make one or more devices unusable.
Device Manager is a configuration tool for advanced users
who understand configuration parameters and the
ramifications of changing them.
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Disabling a device
1
Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the Administrative Tools icon.
3
Click the Computer Management and then Device
Manager.
4
Select the specific device from the device category.
5
In the toolbar, look to the far right for an icon of a
monitor with a strike mark through a circle on the front.
This is the disable feature.
6
Click the icon.
You are given the option of disabling the device.
7
Click yes or no, whichever is appropriate.
Checking device properties
Device Manager provides a way to view the properties of a
device. Properties include the name of the manufacturer, the
type of device, the drivers installed, and the system resources
assigned to the device.
To check a device’s properties:
1
Open the Start menu, then click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance, and then
Administrative Tools.
3
Click the Computer Management icon.
4
Click the Device Manager button.
5
To view the device(s) installed, double-click the device
type.
6
To view the properties, double-click the device.
The operating system displays the Device Properties dialog
box, which provides an array of tabs. They include:
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The General tab, which provides basic information about
the device.
❖
The Resource tab, which lists resources assigned to the
monitor, DVD-ROM, multi-function drive, diskette disk
drive, and other power-using functions.
❖
The Drivers tab, which displays the drivers being used by
the device.
A Troubleshooting button is also present.
7
Click troubleshooting.
A Help and Support window for that device appears.
For more information about Device Manager, refer to
Windows® XP online help.
Memory problems
Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause
errors that seem to be device-related. It is worthwhile
checking for these first:
1
Click Start, then click Turn off computer.
2
Click Turn Off.
The operating system shuts down and turns off the computer
automatically.
3
Remove the memory module.
4
Reinstall the memory module, following the instructions
in “Adding memory” on page 66, and making sure it is
seated properly.
5
Check for the error again.
6
If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely
and check for the error again.
If removing the memory module eliminates the error, the
memory module may be faulty. If the error recurs without the
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memory module installed, the error is not caused by the
memory module.
TECHICAL NOTE: You must have a least one memory module
installed for the computer to work.
Power and the batteries
Your computer receives its power through the AC adapter and
power cable or from the system batteries (main battery and
real-time clock (RTC) battery). Power problems are
interrelated. For example, a faulty AC adapter or power cable
will neither power the computer nor recharge the batteries.
Here are some typical problems and how to solve them:
The AC power light does not come on when you plug in
the AC adapter and power cable.
Make sure the AC adapter and power cable are firmly
plugged into both the wall outlet and the computer.
If the AC power light still does not come on, check that the
wall outlet is working properly by plugging in a lamp or other
appliance.
The AC adapter and power cable work correctly, but the
battery will not charge.
The battery does not charge while the computer is consuming
full power. Try turning off the computer.
The main battery may not be inserted correctly in the
computer. Turn off the computer, remove the battery, clean
the contacts with a soft dry cloth (if necessary), and replace
the battery.
The battery may be too hot or too cold to charge properly. If
you think this is the probable cause, let the battery reach
room temperature and try again.
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If the battery has completely discharged, it will not begin
charging immediately. Leave the AC adapter and power cable
connected, wait 20 minutes and see if the battery is charging.
If the battery light is glowing after 20 minutes, let the
computer continue charging the battery for at least another 20
minutes before you turn on the computer.
If the battery light does not glow after 20 minutes, the battery
may have reached the end of its useful life. Try replacing it.
The battery appears not to power the computer for as
long as it usually does.
If you frequently recharge a partially charged battery, it may
not charge fully. Let the battery discharge completely, then
try charging it again.
Check the power options using the Power Saver utility. Have
you added a device, such as a PC Card or memory module,
that takes its power from the battery? Is your software using
the hard disk more? Is the display power set to turn off
automatically? Was the battery fully charged to begin with?
All these conditions affect how long the charge lasts.
Keyboard problems
If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens,
the problem may be related to the keyboard itself.
The keyboard produces unexpected characters.
A keypad overlay may be on. If the numeric keypad or cursor
control light is on, press Fn and F10 simultaneously to turn off
the cursor control light or press Fn and F11 simultaneously to
turn off the numeric keypad light.
If the problem occurs when both the keypad overlays are off,
make sure the software you are using is not remapping the
keyboard. Refer to the software’s documentation and check
that the program does not assign different meanings to any of
the keys.
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You have connected an external keyboard and the
operating system displays one or more keyboard error
messages.
If you have a second keyboard, try it. If it works, the first
keyboard may be defective or incompatible with your
computer.
Display problems
Here are some typical display problems and their solutions:
The display is blank.
Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to
activate the screen.
You may have activated the instant password feature by
pressing Fn and F1 simultaneously. If you have registered a
password, press the Enter key, type the password, and press
Enter. If no password is registered, press Enter. The screen
reactivates and allows you to continue working.
If you are using the built-in screen, make sure the display
priority is not set for an external monitor. To do this, hold the
Fn key and press F5 twice. A window with display choices
pops up. Hold the Fn key and press F5 twice again to advance
through the display options.
If you are using an external monitor:
❖
Check that the monitor is turned on.
❖
Check that the monitor’s power cable is firmly plugged
into a working power outlet.
❖
Check that the cable connecting the external monitor to
the computer is firmly attached.
❖
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the
external monitor.
❖
Press Fn and F5 simultaneously to make sure the display
priority is not set for the built-in screen.
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The screen does not look right.
You can change the display settings by clicking a blank area
of the desktop with the secondary control button, then
clicking Properties. This opens the Display Properties dialog
box. The Appearance tab of this dialog box allows you to
choose the colors for the screen. The Settings tab allows you
to choose the screen resolution.
The built-in screen flickers.
Some flickering is a normal result of the way the screen
produces colors. To reduce the amount of flickering, try using
fewer colors.
To change the number of colors displayed:
1
Point at the desktop and click with the secondary button.
2
Click Properties, and then the Settings tab.
3
Change the Colors option and click OK.
For more information, see Windows ® Help.
A message tells you that there is a problem with your
display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or
the current settings do not work with your hardware.
Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by
the computer’s internal display.
To change the display properties:
1
Point at the desktop and click with the secondary button.
The Display Properties window appears.
2
Click Properties, then click the Settings tab.
3
Adjust the screen resolution and/or color quality.
4
Click OK.
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The display mode is set to Simultaneous and the external
display device does not work.
Make sure the external monitor is capable of displaying at
resolutions of 800 x 600 or higher. Devices that do not
support this resolution will only work in Internal/External
mode.
Small bright dots appear on your TFT display when you
turn on your computer.
Your display contains an extremely large number of thin-film
transistors (TFT) and is manufactured using high-precision
technology. The small bright dots that appear on your display
are an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT manufacturing
technology.
NOTE
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the
computer, the brightness of the LCD Screen will deteriorate.
This is an intrinsic characteristic of LCD technology.
Screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery
power and you may not be able to increase the brightness of
the screen.
Disk drive problems
Problems with the hard disk or with a diskette drive usually
show up as an inability to access the disk or as sector errors.
Sometimes a disk problem may cause one or more files to
appear to have garbage in them. Typical disk problems are:
You are having trouble accessing a disk, or one or more
files appear to be missing.
Make sure you are identifying the drive by its correct name
(A: or C:).
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Error-checking
Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories, files, and
File Allocation Table (FAT) on the disk and repairs any
damage it finds:
To run Error-checking:
1
Click Start, then click My Computer.
2
Right-click the drive you want to check and select
Properties from the menu.
The drive’s properties box appears.
3
Click the Tools tab.
4
Click the Check now button.
The Check Disk All Apps box appears.
5
6
You can choose one or both options:
❖
Automatically fix file system errors
❖
Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
Click Start.
Error-checking runs the test.
Your hard disk seems very slow.
If you have been using your computer for some time, your
files may have become fragmented. Run Disk Defragmenter.
To do this, click Start, then click All Programs, point to
Accessories and System Tools, and click Disk
Defragmenter.
Your data files are damaged or corrupted.
Refer to your software documentation for file recovery
procedures. Many software packages automatically create
backup files.
You may also be able to recover lost data using utility
software, which is available from your dealer.
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Some programs run correctly but others do not.
This is probably a configuration problem. If a program does
not run properly, refer to its documentation and check that the
hardware configuration meets its needs.
A diskette will not go into the external diskette drive.
You may already have a diskette in the drive. Make sure the
drive is empty.
You may be inserting the diskette incorrectly. Hold the
diskette with the hub side facing down, and insert it so that
the metal head window cover goes into the drive first.
The metal cover or a loose label may be obstructing the path
into the drive. Carefully inspect the diskette. If the metal
cover is loose, replace the diskette. If the label is loose,
replace the label and try inserting the diskette again.
The computer displays the Non-system disk or disk error
message.
If you are starting the computer from a diskette, the diskette
in the drive does not have the files necessary to start the
computer. Replace it with a bootable diskette.
The drive cannot read a diskette.
Try another diskette. If you can access the second diskette,
the first diskette (not the drive) is probably causing the
problem. Run Error-checking on the faulty diskette (for
instructions, see “Disk drive problems” on page 206).
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems
You cannot access a disc in the drive.
Make sure the drive tray has closed properly. Press gently
until it clicks into place.
Open the drive tray and remove the disc. Make sure the drive
tray is clean. Any dirt or foreign object can interfere with the
laser beam.
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Examine the disc to see whether it is dirty. If necessary, wipe
it with a clean damp cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner.
Replace the disc in the tray. Make sure it is lying flat, label
side uppermost. Press the disc down until it locks on the
spindle. Close the drive tray carefully, making sure it has shut
completely.
You press the disc eject button, but the drive tray does
not slide out.
Make sure the computer is connected to a power source and
turned on. The DVD-ROM or multi-function drive eject
mechanism requires power to operate.
To remove a disc without turning on the computer, use a
narrow object, such as a straightened paper clip, to press the
manual eject button. This button is in the small hole next to
the disc eject button on the right side of the computer.
Some discs run correctly, but others do not.
If the problem is with an application CD-ROM, refer to the
software’s documentation and check that the hardware
configuration meets the program’s needs.
Sound system problems
You do not hear any sound from the computer.
Adjust the volume control.
If you are using external headphones or speakers, check that
they are securely connected to your computer.
The computer emits a loud, high-pitched noise.
This is feedback between the microphone and the speakers. It
occurs in any sound system when input from a microphone is
fed to the speakers and the speaker volume is too loud. Adjust
the volume control.
Changing the settings for the Record Monitor feature in the
Recording Control Utility (default Off), or the Mute feature
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in the Mixer Utility (default Enabled), may cause feedback.
Revert to the default settings.
PC Card problems
PC Cards (PCMCIA-compatible) include many types of
devices, such as a removable hard disk, additional memory,
or a pager.
Most PC Card problems occur during installation and setup
of new cards. If you are having trouble getting one or more of
these devices to work together, several sections in this chapter
may apply.
Resource conflicts can cause problems when using PC Cards.
See “Inserting and removing PC Cards” on page 81 for more
information.
Card Information Structure
When you insert a PC Card into a slot, the computer attempts
to determine the type of card and the resources it requires by
reading its Card Information Structure (CIS). Sometimes the
CIS contains enough information for you to use the card
immediately.
Other cards must be set up before you can use them. Use the
Windows® XP PC Card (PCMCIA) Wizard to set up the card.
Refer to your Microsoft® documentation for more
information, or refer to the documentation that came with the
PC Card.
Some card manufacturers use special software called
enablers to support their cards. Enablers result in
nonstandard configurations that can cause problems when
installing the PC Card.
If your system does not have built-in drivers for your PC Card
and the card did not come with an operating system driver, it
may not work under the operating system. Contact the
manufacturer of the PC Card for information about using the
card under the operating system.
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PC Card checklist
❖
Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot.
See “Inserting and removing PC Cards” on page 81 for
information about how to insert PC Cards.
❖
Make sure all cables are securely connected.
❖
Occasionally a defective PC Card slips through quality
control. If another PCMCIA-equipped computer is
available, try the card in that machine. If the card
malfunctions again, it may be defective.
Resolving PC Card problems
Here are some common problems and their solutions:
The slots appear to be dead. PC Cards that used to work
no longer work.
Check the PC Card status:
1
Click Start.
2
Click My Computer icon with the secondary button,
then click Properties.
The System Properties dialog box appears.
3
Click the Hardware tab.
4
Click the Device Manager button.
5
Double-click the PCMCIA adapter.
6
Double-click the appropriate PC Card.
The operating system displays your PC Card’s Properties
dialog box, which contains information about your PC Card
configuration and status.
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The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert a
PC Card.
The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict
between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the
system. Use Device Manager to make sure each device has its
own I/O base address. See “Fixing a problem with Device
Manager” on page 199 for more information.
Since all PC Cards share the same socket, each card is not
required to have its own address.
Hot swapping (removing one PC Card and inserting
another without turning the computer off) fails.
Follow this procedure before you remove a PC Card:
1
Double-click the PC Card icon on the taskbar.
2
Click Safely remove xxxx, where xxxx is the identifier
for your PC Card.
The operating system displays a message that you may safely
remove the card.
3
Remove the card from the slot.
Never swap modules when the computer is in Hibernation or
Standby mode. This is known as “warm swapping” and is not
supported with this computer For more information on
Hibernation and Standby modes, see.“Using Hibernation” on
page 115 and “Using Standby” on page 117
The system does not recognize your PC Card.
Refer to the PC Card documentation.
Removing a malfunctioning card and reinstalling it can
correct many problems.
A PC Card error occurs.
Reinsert the card to make sure it is properly connected.
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If the card is attached to an external device, check that the
connection is secure.
Refer to the card’s documentation, which should contain a
troubleshooting section.
Printer problems
This section lists some of the most common printer problems:
The printer will not print.
Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet,
turned on, and ready (online).
Check that the printer has plenty of paper. Some printers will
not start printing when there are just two or three sheets of
paper left in the tray.
Make sure the printer cable is firmly attached to the computer
and the printer.
Run the printer’s self-test to check for any problem with the
printer itself.
Make sure you installed the proper printer drivers, as shown
in “Connecting a local printer” on page 61.
You may have connected the printer while the computer is on.
Disable Stand By mode, turn off the computer, and turn off
the printer. Turn the printer back on, make sure it is on line,
then turn the computer back on.
Try printing another file. For example, you could create and
attempt to print a short test file using Notepad. If a Notepad
file prints correctly, the problem may be in your original file.
If you cannot resolve the problem, contact the printer’s
manufacturer.
The printer will not print what you see on the screen.
Many programs display information on the screen differently
from the way they print it. See if your program has a print
preview mode. This mode lets you see your work exactly as it
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will print. Contact the software manufacturer for more
information.
Modem problems
This section lists common modem problems:
The modem will not receive or transmit properly.
Make sure the cable from the modem to the telephone line is
firmly connected to the computer’s modem port and the
telephone line jack.
Check the port settings to make sure the hardware and
software are referring to the same COM port.
Check the communications parameters (baud rate, parity, data
length and stop bits) specified in the communications
program. It should be set up to transmit at 300, 1200, 2400,
4800, 9600, 14400, 28800, 33600 bps (bits per second), or
higher. Refer to the program’s documentation and the modem
manual for information on how to change these settings.
The modem is on, set up properly and still will not
transmit or receive data.
Make sure the line has a dial tone. Connect a telephone
handset to the line to check this.
The other system may be busy or off line. Try making a test
transmission to someone else.
Develop good computing habits
Make sure you are prepared.
Save your work frequently.
You can never predict when your computer will lock, forcing
you to close a program and lose unsaved changes. Many
software programs build in an automatic backup, but you
should not rely solely on this feature. Save your work! See
“Computing tips” on page 87 for instructions.
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On a regular basis, back up the information stored on
your hard disk.
Here are some ways you can do this:
❖
Copy files to diskette, following the steps in “Saving your
work” on page 99.
❖
Connect a tape drive to the system and use specialized
software to copy everything on the hard disk to a tape.
Some people use a combination of these methods, backing up
all files to tape weekly and copying critical files to diskette on
a daily basis.
If you have installed your own programs, you should back up
these programs as well as your data files. If something goes
wrong that requires you to reformat your hard disk and start
again, reloading all your programs and data files from a
backup source will save time.
Read the user’s guides.
It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can
follow every time you experience a problem with the
computer. Your ability to solve problems will improve as you
learn about how the computer and its software work together.
Get familiar with all the user’s guides provided with your
computer, as well as the manuals that come with the
programs and devices you purchase.
Your local computer store or book store sells a variety of selfhelp books you can use to supplement the information in the
manuals.
If you need further assistance
If you have followed the recommendations in this chapter and
are still having problems, you may need additional technical
assistance. This section contains the steps to take to ask for
help.
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If you need further assistance
Before you call
Since some problems may be related to the operating system
or the program you are using, it is important to investigate
other sources of assistance first.
Try the following before contacting Toshiba:
❖
Review the troubleshooting information in your
operating system documentation.
❖
If the problem occurs while you are running a program,
consult the program’s documentation for troubleshooting
suggestions. Contact the software company’s technical
support group for their assistance.
❖
Consult the dealer from whom you purchased your
computer and/or program. Your dealer is your best source
for current information.
Detailed system specifications are available at
www.ts.toshiba.com by selecting your particular product and
model number, clicking GO, and then clicking the Detailed
Specs link from the menu on the left, or just refer to the
computer documentation shipped with your product.
For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United
States, call: (800) 457-7777.
Contacting Toshiba
If you still need help and suspect that the problem is
hardware-related, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help
you.
To stay current on the most recent software and hardware
options for your computer, and for other product information,
be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at
pcsupport.toshiba.com.
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Toshiba voice contact
Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have:
❖
Your computer’s serial number.
❖
The computer and any optional devices related to the
problem.
❖
Backup copies of your Windows operating system and all
other preloaded software on your choice of media.
❖
Name and version of the program involved in the
problem along with its installation media.
❖
Information about what you were doing when the
problem occurred.
❖
Exact error messages and when they occurred.
For technical support, call the Toshiba Global Support
Centre:
Within the United States at (800) 457-7777
Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273
Other Toshiba Internet Web sites
toshiba.com
Worldwide Toshiba corporate
site
computers.toshiba.com
Marketing and product
information in the USA
www.toshiba.ca
Canada
www.toshiba-Europe.com
Europe
www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm Japan
http://servicio.toshiba.com
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America
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Toshiba’s worldwide offices
Toshiba’s worldwide offices
Australia
Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited
84-92 Talavera Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Sydney
Australia
Canada
Toshiba Canada Ltd.
191 McNabb Street
Markham, Ontario
L3R - 8H2
Canada
France
Toshiba Systèmes (France) S.A.
7, Rue Ampère; B. P. 131
92800 Puteaux Cédex
France
Germany
Toshiba Europe GmbH
Leibnizstraße 2
D-93055 Regensburg
Germany
Italy
Centro Direzionale Colleoni
Palazzo Perseo
Via Paracelso 10
20041, Agrate Brianza
Milano, Italy
Japan
Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO
1-1, Shibaura 1-Chome
Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8001
Japan
Latin America and Caribbean
Toshiba America Information
Systems
9740 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, California 92618
USA
Mexico
Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V.
Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec.
CP 11000 Mexico, DF.
800-457-7777 (within the US)
949-859-4273 (outside of the US this call may incur long-distance
charges)
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Spain
Toshiba Information Systems
(España) S.A.
Parque Empresarial San Fernando
Edificio Europa, 1a Planta
Escalera A
28831 (Madrid) San Fernando de
Henares
Spain
United Kingdom
Toshiba Information Systems
(U.K) Ltd.
Toshiba Court
Weybridge Business Park
Addlestone Road
Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2UL
United Kingdom
United States
Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618
United States
The Rest of Europe
Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Hammfelddamm 8
D-4-1460 Neuss
Germany
For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide
locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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Appendix A
Hot Keys
Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the
Fn key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a
legend on or above the key indicating the option or feature the
key controls.
Volume Mute
Fn +
This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer.
When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the
speakers or headphones.
Instant password security
Fn +
F1
This hot key blanks the display.
For more information about the instant password, see “Using
an instant user-level password” on page 175.
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Without a password
The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and activates
the instant security. Pressing any key will activate a log in
screen. See “Using an instant user-level password” on
page 175 for more information.
With a password
The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and activates
instant security.
1
Press Fn, then press F1. The screen goes blank.
2
Press a key.
On the displayed screen, select a user:
3
For the selected user:
❖
If you have not registered a Windows® user password,
press Enter.
❖
If you have registered a Windows® user password, type
the password and press Enter.
The desktop displays.
For the Windows® XP operating system, you type the user or
supervisor password into the Windows® security screen
dialog box.
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Power usage profile
Power usage profile
Fn +
This hot key displays the power usage pop-up window and
cycles through the battery save profiles.
The power usage profiles that can be selected are:
Full Power, Long Life, Normal, and High Power; DVD
Playback, and Presentation
Sample power usage profiles
The default profiles in Windows XP for AC power is
Full Power only.
The default profile in Windows XP for Battery power is
Normal. The properties of each profile are set in the
TOSHIBA Power Saver utility. For more information, see
“PC Diagnostic Tool” on page 172.
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Standby mode
Fn +
This hot key puts the computer into Stand By mode.
A message box is displayed by default to confirm that the
computer is going into Stand By mode. This message box can
be set so it does not display.
Sample Stand By confirmation box
For more information on Standby mode, see “Using
Standby” on page 117.
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Hibernation mode
Hibernation mode
Fn +
This hot key puts the computer into Hibernation mode.
If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default) a message box is
displayed by default to confirm the computer is going into
Hibernation mode. The message box can be set so it does not
display.
Sample Hibernation confirmation box
If Hibernation mode is disabled, this hot key will not respond.
For more information on Hibernation mode, see “Using
Hibernation” on page 115.
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Display modes
Fn +
F5
This hot key cycles through the power-on display options.
The display modes are:
❖
Built-in display only
❖
Built-in display and external device
simultaneously
❖
External device only
Sample display options window
In order to use the simultaneous mode, you must set the
resolution of the internal display panel to match the resolution
of the external display device.
Display brightness
Fn +
This hot key decreases the screen brightness.
Fn +
This hot key increases the screen brightness.
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Keyboard hot keys
Keyboard hot keys
Fn +
F10
This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on and off.
Fn +
F11
This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off.
Fn +
F12
This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and off.
Fn +
[Spacebar]
This hot key toggles the resolution between SVGA+ (800 x
600), XGA (1024 x 768), and SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 if
supported).
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Power Cord/Cable
Connectors
The computer features a universal power supply you can use
worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC
power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world.
USA and Canada
United Kingdom
UL approved
CSA approved
BS approved
Australia
AS approved
Europe
VDA approved
NEMKO approved
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Appendix C
Using ConfigFree™ with
your Toshiba Computer
ConfigFree™ is a set of utilities that makes it easy to control
communication devices and network connections.
ConfigFree also lets you identify communication problems
and create profiles for easy switching between locations and
communication networks.
The ConfigFree utilities include the following:
❖
Connectivity Doctor—The Connectivity Doctor utility is
used to analyze network connections and fix networking
problems with your notebook computer. For more
information, see “Connectivity Doctor” on page 230.
❖
Search for Wireless Devices—The Search for Wireless
Devices utility searches for wireless LAN and Bluetooth
devices used in the neighborhood, and displays
information about them on a virtual map. For more
information, see “Search for Wireless Devices” on
page 233.
❖
Profile Settings—The Profiles utility lets you switch
between network configurations. For more information,
see “Profile Settings” on page 235.
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Getting Started
This section contains information about the ConfigFree main
screen, and how to start and setup ConfigFree.
For more detailed information on setting up and using
ConfigFree, see the Help File included in the application.
Starting ConfigFree
To start ConfigFree, be sure the computer has a wired or
wireless connection. Then perform any of the following
steps:
❖
(Microsoft® Windows® XP or 2000) Click the Start
button, and select All Programs, TOSHIBA,
Networking, ConfigFree.
❖
Double-click the ConfigFree icon
❖
Press the Toshiba Console button (if applicable to your
system) to open the Toshiba Console, and then click the
ConfigFree icon.
❖
Click the ConfigFree icon
click the desired utility.
NOTE
on the taskbar.
on the taskbar, and then
If your computer is not connected to a network, the ConfigFree
icon on the taskbar is displayed with an “X.”
When you start a search for wireless devices, ConfigFree
Launcher displays on your computer desktop. You can then
click the appropriate icon on the Launcher to start the desired
ConfigFree utilities.
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Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
Connectivity Doctor
Profiles
Sample ConfigFree Launcher
ConfigFree Utilities
Connectivity Doctor
The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network
connections and fix network-connection problems. Using
Connectivity Doctor, you can view detailed network
information by simply moving the mouse pointer.
The Connectivity Doctor works with the following network
devices:
❖
Wired and wireless network devices
❖
Routers, hubs, and bridges
❖
Access points
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Sample Connectivity Doctor screen
Moving the mouse pointer over a wired or wireless network
device icon displays information about the device, such as its
IP address, subnet mask, and MAC address. A wireless
network device also shows information such as the network
SSID and the device’s Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key
settings.
Sample viewing device information
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If a problem, or potential problem, is detected, a triangle
containing an exclamation point appears in the Connectivity
Doctor screen and an orange frame describes the relevant
location. You can then view a possible cause and solution for
the problem by clicking the exclamation point.
For example, if the connection to a wireless network cannot
be established because the wireless communication switch is
turned off, an exclamation point appears next to the wireless
communication switch. Clicking the exclamation point
displays a description of the problem and a solution.
The following checkboxes and buttons are provided on the
Connectivity Doctor screen:
Stay on the task
tray
When checked, the ConfigFree icon resides in
the system tray.
Options
Displays ConfigFree setting screen.
Log
Lets you create a diagnostic log, view a history of
log files, or delete the history. Log files are saved
as CFhtmlxxxxx.htm, where xxxxx is the creation
date and time. They reside in the folder:
C;\Documents and Settings\username\Local
Settings\Temp
About
Displays the version of Connectivity Doctor.
Help
Displays online help.
Close
Closes the Connectivity Doctor screen.
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Search for Wireless Devices
The Search for Wireless Devices utility searches for wireless
LAN devices and Bluetooth devices currently used in the
neighborhood, and displays information about them on a
virtual map.
To search for wireless devices:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Click Search for Wireless Devices.
A virtual map appears with a graphical representation of the
wireless devices that have been detected.
NOTE
Search for Wireless Devices can also be started from the
ConfigFree Launcher.
For Wi-Fi networks, the intensity of a signal is displayed in
five levels or “bands.” The signal from the connected access
point is displayed in the bands surrounding the PC icon at the
center of the map. Placing the pointer over the displayed
“point of light” shows detailed information about the wireless
device.
NOTE
The wireless device shown near the center of the map is not
necessarily near your notebook computer. If a wireless device
located a distance away also has a strong signal, it appears
near the center of the map as well.
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Sample viewing Wi-Fi devices
The following screen shows an example of Bluetooth devices
that are detected. As with the Wi-Fi screen, moving the
mouse pointer over a device icon displays information about
the device.
Sample viewing Bluetooth devices
You can connect to devices shown on the Bluetooth map:
1
Click the icon of a Bluetooth device.
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2
Click your own computer at the center of the map.
3
Configured devices are automatically connected. Devices
not yet configured launch the Add New Connection
Wizard, where you can configure and connect to the
device.
Profile Settings
The Profile Settings utility lets you save network settings in
“profiles.” ConfigFree profiles are useful for easily switching
network settings and devices.You can switch network settings
simply by selecting the profile with the desired settings.
If you visit a client company occasionally, for example, you
can set up a profile to match that environment and connect to
the network. Similarly, users who access networks in the
office and at home can set up profiles to handle these
networking environments.
A profile contains the currently configured network settings
on the computer, as well as information about any network
devices. The following settings can be saved (or “captured”)
in a profile:
❖
Internet settings — includes LAN settings (proxy server
settings) and the address of a home page that opens
automatically when Internet Explorer starts.
❖
Devices — lets you enable or disable settings of wired
and wireless network devices, infrared devices, and set
the power status of Bluetooth antennas.
❖
TCP/IP settings — includes DHCP, IP address, subnet
mask, default gateway, DNS server, and WINS server
settings.
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❖
Personal firewall settings for Internet connections.
❖
Dial-up connection settings for the default connection.
❖
File and printer sharing settings.
❖
Printer settings for the default printer.
To create a profile:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Move the pointer to Profile.
3
Click Add. The Add Profile screen appears.
4
Select Capture and click OK. The Add Profile screen
appears.
5
Enter the name of the profile you want to create.
6
Enter any optional comments, if desired.
7
Click Change Icon and select an icon for this profile.
8
Under Captured Items, select the items you want to
capture for this profile.
9
If connecting with a wireless network, select the desired
Auto Switch Settings. (These options are unavailable if
wireless devices have been disabled.)
10 Under Execute this program after switching, click the
Browse button and select the program, file, or Web site
URL that is to start after switching to this profile.
For example to have Internet Explorer start in Windows XP
after switching profiles, type:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
11 Click OK.
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Sample Add Profile screen
NOTE
The online help provides real-world examples of setting up
profiles for different networking environments.
After you set up one or more profiles, you can check their
settings and fine-tune them as necessary. Profiles can also be
imported and exported. This feature is useful when
transferring profile settings to other computers. For more
information about modifying, importing, and exporting
profiles, refer to the online help.
Quick Connect
The Quick Connect feature switches the Wireless LAN
connection to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector. Once
the projector utility is installed, launching the Quick Connect
utility automatically opens the Wireless Data Projector
Application. There you can configure how you would like to
use the projector.
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To connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Move the mouse pointer to Toshiba Wireless Projector
(DPJ), then click Connect.
Launching Quick Connect prevents you from using the
network to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector when the
wireless LAN Configuration is set to Ad hoc. If you are
connected to an access point, the connection is broken and reestablished later.
To review the current Toshiba Wireless Projector settings and
change them if necessary:
1
Click the
2
Move the mouse pointer to Toshiba Wireless Projector
(DPJ), then click Settings. The Quick Connect
properties dialog box appears.
3
Complete the settings. Refer to the online help if
necessary.
4
Click OK.
NOTE
icon in the system tray.
The default connection setting is for Ad hoc mode, therefore, if
the setting on the Toshiba Wireless Projector is in
Infrastructure mode, it will not connect, however; you can
change the settings to Infrastructure mode to match the
settings on the projector.
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Sample Projector icon when connected with Quick Connect
If the wireless mode for the wireless setting is set for 5 GHz
(802.11a), Quick Connect changes this mode to 2.4 GHz
(802.11b) and then connects to the projector.
The wireless LAN configuration returns to the settings that
were last used before the Quick Connect function was started:
❖
If the Toshiba Wireless Projector utility is closed.
❖
If you select Toshiba Wireless Projector (DPJ) from the
ConfigFree tray menu (this disconnects the wireless LAN
connection).
❖
If you select a profile from the ConfigFree tray menu or
when you disable a wireless device.
❖
If you close ConfigFree.
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Using the Automatic Switch
Using the Automatic Switch
The Automatic Switch feature allows the computer to
automatically switch profiles the next time it is powered on.
This feature is particularly useful if you want your computer
to automatically switch from the network configuration you
use in your office to the one you use at home.
The Auto Switch feature contains options for automatically
switching between wired and wireless devices. With these
options, the computer automatically switches to a wireless
LAN network when the cable of the wired LAN network is
removed from the computer. When the cable is reconnected,
the connection to the wired LAN is re-established.
To use the Automatic Switch feature:
1
Right-click the
2
Click Auto Switch. The Auto Switch dialog box appears.
3
Check Enable Wireless when cable disconnect occurs.
4
Click OK.
NOTE
icon in the system tray.
If your computer is connected to multiple wireless LAN
devices, the Auto Switch (SSID) feature is disabled. To enable
this feature, only one wireless LAN device can be used.
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Semi-Automatic Switch Feature
The Semi-Automatic feature alerts you when the computer
connects to a Service Set Identifier (SSID) stored in a profile,
When the computer connects to the designated SSID, a
notification window appears. You can then click this window
to connect using the settings specified in the profile.
To use the Semi-Automatic Switch feature:
1
Right-click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Click Auto Switch. The Auto Switch dialog box appears.
3
Select the Auto Switch (SSID) tab.
4
Select the profile to be automatically selected when the
SSID is detected, then click Add. The profile is moved to
the List of target SSIDs and profiles.
5
Repeat the previous step for each additional profile you
want to select.
6
Select Automatically switch profiles when connected
to this SSID.
7
Check Automatically switch profile when connected to
this SSID.
8
Click OK.
The computer is now configured to use the Semi-Automatic
Switch feature. When the computer connects to an SSID in a
profile, a display notification window appears. You can then
click Switch on the window to switch profiles. You can also
set the option for having the switch be automatic without the
need for a notification.
NOTE
Several profiles can be defined for a single SSID. In this case,
several notification windows are displayed. By clicking these
windows, you can switch to the profile for that location.
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Glossary
TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary
may not be available on your computer.
Acronyms
The following acronyms may appear in this user’s guide.
AC
alternating current
BIOS
basic input/output system
bps
bits per second
CD
compact disc
CD-ROM
compact disc read-only memory
CMOS
complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
COM1
communications port 1 (serial port)
COM2
communications port 2 (serial port)
CPU
central processing unit
DC
direct current
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DMA
direct memory access
DIMM
dual inline memory module
DOS
disk operating system
DPI
dots per inch
DSTN
dual supertwist nematic
DVD
digital versatile (or video) disc
DVD-ROM
digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory
ECP
enhanced capabilities port
EPROM
erasable programmable read-only memory
FAT
file allocation table
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FIR
fast infrared
GB
gigabyte
HDD
hard disk drive
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
I/O
input/output
IRQ
interrupt request
ISP
Internet service provider
KB
kilobyte
LAN
local area network
LCD
liquid crystal display
LPT1
line printer port 1 (parallel port)
LSI
large-scale integration
MB
megabyte
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
PC
personal computer
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association
RAM
random access memory
RFI
radio frequency interference
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ROM
read-only memory
RTC
real-time clock
SCSI
small computer system interface
SDRAM
synchronous dynamic random access memory
SRAM
static random access memory
SVGA
super video graphics adapter
TFT
thin film transistor
USB
universal serial bus
URL
universal resource locator
WAN
wide area network
www
World Wide Web
Terms
The following terms may appear in this user’s guide.
A
active-matrix display—A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an
array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also
known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film
transistor (TFT) for each cell. This type of display works well with
notebook computers because of its shallow depth and high-quality
color. Active-matrix displays are viewable from wider angles than
most passive-matrix displays.
adapter—A device that provides a compatible connection between two
units. For example, the computer’s internal display adapter receives
information from the software and translates it into images on the
screen. An adapter can take a number of forms, from a microprocessor
to a simple connector. An intelligent adapter (one that is capable of
doing some processing) may also be called a controller.
alternating current (AC)—The type of power usually supplied to
residential and commercial wall outlets. AC reverses its direction at
regular intervals. Compare direct current (DC).
application—A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a
specific type. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets, and
database management systems. See also program.
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B
Glossary
backup—A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the
original file is lost or damaged.
basic input/output system (BIOS)—See BIOS.
baud rate—The speed at which a communication device, such as a
printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of
signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per
second). See also bits per second.
BIOS (basic input/output system)—Basic instructions, stored in readonly memory (ROM), containing the information the computer needs
in order to check hardware and load the operating system when you
start up the computer.
bit—Short for “binary digit.” A bit is the smallest unit of information
used by a computer. A group of eight bits is a byte. See also byte.
bits per second (bps)—A way of measuring the speed at which
information is passed between two devices. The basic measure used in
modem communications, bps is similar, but not identical, to the baud
rate. See also baud rate.
boot—To start the computer. This term originates from the bootstrap
program (as in “pulling itself up by its bootstraps”), a program that
loads and initializes the operating system. See also reboot.
boot disk—See system disk.
boot priority (startup sequence)—The order in which the computer
accesses its disk drives to locate the startup files. Under the default
startup sequence, the computer looks for the startup files in the diskette
drive before checking the hard disk.
bus—An electrical circuit that connects the central processing unit
(CPU) with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter, disk
drives, and ports. It is the pathway through which data flows from one
device to another. See also bus speed, frontside bus.
bus speed—The speed at which the central processing unit (CPU)
communicates with the other parts of the computer.
byte—A sequence of eight bits. A byte is the smallest addressable unit of
data. See also bit, gigabyte, kilobyte, megabyte.
Glossary
C
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cache—A section of very fast memory in which frequently used
information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache
is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. See also
CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache.
CD—An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM.
CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory)—A form of highcapacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for
reading data. See also CD. Compare DVD-ROM.
central processing unit (CPU)—The chip that functions as the “brain”
of the computer. It takes information from outside sources, such as
memory or keyboard input, processes the information, and sends the
results to another device that uses the information.
character—Any letter, number, or symbol you can use on the computer.
Some characters are non-printing characters, such as a paragraph
break in a word-processing program. A character occupies one byte of
computer storage.
chip—A small piece of silicon containing computer logic and circuits for
processing, memory, input/output, and/or control functions. Chips are
mounted on printed circuit boards.
click—To press and release the mouse button without moving the
mouse. In Windows, this refers to the left mouse button, unless
otherwise stated. See also double-click.
color palette—A set of specified colors that establishes the colors that
can be displayed on the screen at a particular time.
compatibility—The extent to which computers, programs, or devices
can work together harmoniously, using the same commands, formats,
or language as another.
configuration—(1) The collection of components that make up a single
computer system. (2) How parts of the system are set up (that is,
configured).
controller—A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer
to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives,
monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers.
CPU—See central processing unit (CPU).
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Glossary
CPU cache—A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU
and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and
instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs.
See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache.
cursor—A symbol that indicates the current position on the screen. The
shape of the cursor varies, depending on the program you are using
and what you are doing.
D
default—The setting selected by a program when the user does not
specify an alternative setting.
device—A component attached to the computer. Devices may be
external (outside the computer’s case) or internal (inside the
computer’s case). Printers, disk drives, and modems are examples of
devices.
device driver—A program (called a “driver”) that permits a computer to
communicate with a device.
dialog box—An on-screen window displayed by the operating system or
a program giving a direction or requesting input from the user.
direct current (DC)—The type of power usually supplied by batteries.
DC flows in one direction. Compare alternating current (AC).
direct memory access (DMA)—A dedicated channel, bypassing the
CPU, that enables direct data transfer between memory and a device.
directory—See folder.
disable—To turn a computer option off. See also enable.
disc—A round, flat piece of metal, designed to be read from and written
to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production of optical
discs, such as CDs and DVDs. Compare disk.
disk—A round, flat piece of material that can be magnetically influenced
to hold information in digital form, and used in the production of
magnetic disks, such as diskettes and hard disks. Compare disc. See
also diskette, hard disk.
disk drive—The device that reads and writes information and programs
on a diskette or hard disk. It rotates the disk at high speed past one or
more read/write heads.
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diskette—A thin, flexible disk in a protective jacket that stores
magnetically encoded data. Diskettes can be removed from the
computer and come in two sizes: 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch. Your
computer uses 3.5-inch diskettes. See also double-density diskette,
high-density diskette.
document—Any file created with an application and, if saved to disk,
given a name by which it can be retrieved. See also file.
double-click—To press the mouse button rapidly twice without moving
the mouse. In Windows, this refers to the left mouse button, unless
otherwise stated.
double-density diskette—A 3.5-inch diskette that can hold up to 720
KB of information (half the capacity of a high-density diskette). See
also diskette, high-density diskette.
download—(1) In communications, to receive a file from another
computer through a modem or network. (2) To send font data from the
computer to a printer. See also upload.
drag—To hold down the mouse button while moving the cursor to drag
a selected object. In Windows, this refers to the left mouse button,
unless otherwise stated.
driver—See device driver.
DVD—An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVDROM.
DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory)—A
very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser optics for reading
data. Each DVD-ROM can hold as much data as several CD-ROMs.
Compare CD-ROM.
E
emulation—A technique in which a device or program imitates another
device or program.
enable—To turn on a computer option. See also disable.
executable file—A computer program that is ready to run. Application
programs and batch files are examples of executable files. Names of
executable files usually end with a .bat or .exe extension.
extension—See file extension.
external device—See device.
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F
Glossary
file—A collection of related information, saved on disk with a unique
name. A file may be a program, information used by a program, or a
document. See also document.
file allocation table (FAT)—The section of a disk that keeps track of the
location of files stored on the disk.
file name—A set of characters that uniquely identifies a file within a
particular folder. It consists of two parts: the actual name and the file
name extension. See also file extension.
file extension—The three characters following the period (pronounced
“dot”) at the end of a file name. The extension indicates the type of file.
Examples are .exe for program files and .hlp for help files. See also file
name.
folder—Also called directory. A container for organizing files saved to a
disk. A folder is symbolized on screen by a graphical image (icon) of a
file folder. A folder can contain files and other folders.
format—(verb) To prepare a blank disk for use with the computer’s
operating system. Formatting creates a structure on the disk so the
operating system can write information to the disk or read information
from it.
frontside bus—The primary pathway (bus) between the CPU and the
computer’s main memory. Also called “system bus.” See also bus.
function keys—The keys labeled F1 through F12, typically located on
the keyboard. Their function is determined by the operating system
and/or individual programs.
G
gigabyte (GB)—A unit of data equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes (1024 x
1024 x 1024 bytes). See also byte.
ground—A conductor to which all components of an electric circuit are
connected. It has a potential of zero (0) volts, is connected to the earth,
and is the point of reference for voltages in the circuit.
H
hard disk—A storage device composed of a rigid platter or platters that
can be magnetically coded with data. Hard disks hold much more
information than diskettes and are used for long-term storage of
programs and data. The primary (or only) hard disk in a computer is
usually fixed, but some computers have secondary hard disks that are
removable. By default, the hard disk is referred to as drive C.
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hardware—The physical components of a computer system. Compare
software.
Hibernation—A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that
saves to the hard disk the current state of your work, including all open
files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When you turn on
the computer again, your work is returned to the same state it was
when the computer was turned off. See also Standby, Suspend.
high-density diskette—A 3.5-inch diskette that holds 1.44 MB of data.
See also diskette.
hot key—(1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the Fn
key can set system options or control system parameters, such as the
battery save mode. (2) A key or combination of keys that activates a
memory resident program.
hot swapping—The ability to add or remove devices from a computer
while the computer is running and have the operating system
automatically recognize the change.
I
icon—A small image displayed on the screen that represents a function,
file, or program.
interlaced—A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which only
every other line of pixels is refreshed. Interlaced monitors take two
passes to create a complete screen image. Compare non-interlaced.
internal device—See device.
Internet—The decentralized, world-wide network of computers that
provides electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and other services. See
also World Wide Web.
K
keyboard shortcut—A key or combination of keys that you use to
perform a task instead of using a pointing device such as a mouse.
kilobyte (KB)—A unit of data equal to 1024 bytes. See also byte.
L
L1 (level one) cache—Memory cache built into the processor to help
improve processing speed. See also cache, CPU cache, L2 cache.
L2 (level two) cache—Memory cache installed on the motherboard to
help improve processing speed. It is slower than L1 cache and faster
than main memory. See also cache, CPU cache, L1 cache.
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Glossary
LAN (local area network)—A group of computers or other devices
dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a
communications link that enables any device to interact with any other
on the network.
liquid crystal display (LCD)—A type of display that uses a liquid
substance between two transparent electrode panels. When an electric
current passes through the electrodes, the molecules in the liquid form
a crystalline pattern that polarizes the light passing through it. A filter
over the electrodes permits only non-polarized light to pass to the
surface of the display, creating light and dark pixels.
load—To move information from a storage device (such as a hard disk)
into memory for processing.
local area network—See LAN.
logical drive—A section of a disk that is recognized by the operating
system as a separate disk drive. A system’s logical drives may differ
from its physical drives. For example, a single hard disk drive may be
partitioned into two or more logical drives.
M
megabyte (MB)—A unit of data equal to 1,048,576 bytes (1024 x 1024
bytes). See also bytes.
memory—Typically refers to the computer’s main memory, where
programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed.
Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RAM, or it
can be nonvolatile and hold data permanently, such as ROM. A
computer’s main memory is RAM. See RAM, ROM.
microprocessor—See central processing unit (CPU).
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)—A standard for
connecting musical instruments, synthesizers, and computers. The
MIDI standard provides a way of translating music into a form
computers can use, and vice versa.
modem—Short for “modulator/demodulator.” A device that converts
information from digital to analog and back to digital, enabling
information to pass back and forth between digital computers and
analog telephone lines.
motherboard—The main circuit board in the computer. It contains the
processor, memory, and other primary components.
MS-DOS prompt—See system prompt.
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multi-function drive—A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and
DVD media.
multimedia—A combination of two or more media, such as sound,
animation, and video in a computer program or presentation.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface—See MIDI.
N
network—A collection of computers and associated devices that are
connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to
share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other users
and to exchange electronic mail.
non-interlaced—A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which
each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans across
and down the screen. Compare interlaced.
non-system disk—A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be
used to start the computer. Compare system disk.
O
online—Available through the computer. Online may refer to
information being read from your own computer’s hard disk, such as
online documentation or online help, or to information coming from
another company on a company network or the Internet.
operating system—A set of programs that controls how the computer
works. Examples of operating systems are Windows XP and
Windows NT.
P
palette—See color palette.
parallel—Processes that occur simultaneously. In communications, it
means the transmission of more than one bit of information at a time.
On your computer, the parallel port provides a parallel
communications interface between the computer and an appropriate
device. Most modern printers are parallel. Compare serial.
password—A unique string of characters entered by a user to verify his
or her identity to the computer or the network.
PC Card—A credit-card-sized expansion card designed to increase the
capabilities of notebook computers. PC Cards provide functions such
as modem, fax/modem, hard disk drive, network adapter, sound card,
or SCSI adapter.
peripheral—Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached to
the computer and controlled by the computer’s CPU.
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Glossary
pixel—Short for “picture element.” The smallest dot that can be
produced on a screen or printer.
Plug and Play—Generally, refers to the computer’s ability to
automatically configure itself to work with peripheral devices. When
capitalized, refers to a standard that, when followed by a device
manufacturer, allows a PC to configure itself automatically to work
with the device.
pointing device—Any device, such as a mouse, that enables you to
move the cursor on the screen.
port—A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for
connection to a network or a peripheral device.
processor—See central processing unit (CPU).
program—A set of instructions that can be executed by a computer. The
general classes of programs (also called software) are operating
system, application, and utility. See also operating system, application,
utility.
properties—The attributes of an object or device. For example, the
properties of a file include the file’s type, size, and creation date.
R
RAM (random access memory)—Volatile memory that can be written
to as well as read. By volatile, we mean that information in RAM is
lost when you turn off your computer. This type of memory is used for
your computer’s main memory. See also memory. Compare ROM.
random access memory—See RAM.
read-only memory—See ROM.
reboot—See boot, restart.
removable disk—A disk that can be removed from a disk drive. A
diskette is one example of a removable disk.
resolution—A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be
produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer, resolution
is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). For a screen, it is expressed as the
number of pixels available horizontally and vertically.
restart—Synonymous with reboot. To reset the computer by reloading
the operating system without turning the computer off. See also boot.
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RJ-11—A modular connector used on most U.S. telephone systems and
direct-connect modems. The RJ-11 connector is a 6-wire connector.
ROM (read-only memory)—Non-volatile memory that can be read but
not written to. By non-volatile, we mean that information in ROM
remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type of
memory is used to store your computer’s BIOS, which is essential
instructions the computer reads when you start it up. See also BIOS,
memory. Compare RAM.
S
select—To highlight or otherwise specify text, data, or graphics with the
intent to perform some operation on it.
shortcut—See keyboard shortcut.
software—See program. Compare hardware.
Standby—A feature of some Windows operating systems that allows
you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications
and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer
on again.
Suspend—A feature of some Windows operating systems that allows
you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications
and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer
on again.
system disk—A diskette that contains the operating system files needed
to start the computer. Any diskette can be formatted as a system disk.
A system disk is also called a “bootable disk” or a “startup disk.”
Compare non-system disk.
system prompt—The symbol (in MS-DOS, generally a drive letter
followed by a “greater than” sign) indicating where users are to enter
commands.
T
U
TFT display—See active-matrix display.
universal serial bus (USB)—USB is a serial bus that supports a data
transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps (480 million bits per second). USB can
connect up to 127 peripheral devices through a single all-purpose USB
port. USB allows hot swapping of peripherals. See also bus, hot
swapping, serial.
upload—To send a file to another computer through a modem or
network. See also download.
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Glossary
USB—See universal serial bus (USB).
utility—A computer program designed to perform a narrowly focused
operation or solve a specific problem. Utilities are often related to
computer system management.
W
V
Web—See World Wide Web.
Wi-Fi —A trademarked term by the Wireless Capability Ethernet
Alliance which stands for Wireless Fidelity and is another term for the
communication protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using
wireless communication components.
World Wide Web (www)—The worldwide network of Web sites linked
together over the Internet. A user of the Web can jump from site to site
regardless of the location of the computer hosting the site. See also
Internet.
Index
Numerics
AC power light 49
accessories
carrying cases 112
devices 76
docking solutions 65
memory 66
Advanced Port Replicator
keyboard
connecting 60
mouse
connecting 61
alarms 128
assign keys
Fn-esse 159
audio, .wav files 142
battery
alarms 128
caring for 131
changing 129
charge does not last 203
charging 50, 55, 123
charging before use 46
conserving power 134
disposal 133
light 49
monitoring power 125
not charging 202
power usage hot key 135
power usage mode 222
real-time clock (RTC) 122
release 129
removing 130
button
start 139
B
C
basics
backing up files 87
keyboard 89
CD
101-key keyboard 89
A
playing an audio 145
CDs
256
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problem solving 209
channels
DMA 198
IRQ 198
checking device properties 200
click 94
communications
network connection 149
system resources 198
compact discs
handling 106
inserting 104
problem solving 209
removing 107
computer
non-system disk or disk error
message 194
not accessing disk drives 193
precautions 45
setting up 67, 71
turning off 54
warning resume failure message
194
configuring
hard drive passwords 184
password 173
PC Cards 84
connecting
headphones 64
memory module 66
modem to telephone line 85
monitor 57
PC Cards 82
speakers 64
connection
set up 149
conserving power 134
control buttons 94
critical applications 3
D
desktop
major features 138
desktop icons 138
Device Manager 199
checking properties 200
disabling a device 200
disc, positioning 106
Disk Defragmenter 207
disk drive
corrupted/damaged data files 207
missing files/trouble accessing a
disk 206
running slow 207
diskette drive 63
cannot insert a diskette 208
cannot read a diskette 208
external 63
display
does not look normal/flickers 205
external monitor not working 206
external, adjusting 59
hot key 58
screen is blank 204
display panel
closing 55
disposal information 27
disposing of used batteries 133
DMA (Direct Memory Access) 198
double-click 94
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive
145
cannot access disc 208
drive tray will not open 209
playing audio CDs 145
problems 208
troubleshooting 201
E
energy saving 121
Index
error messages
device driver conflict 197
general hardware problem 197
non-system disk or disk error
194, 208
problem with display settings/
current settings not working
with hardware 205
program has performed an illegal
operation 192
warning resume failure 194
Error-checking 207
Ethernet LAN port 149
expansion capability 65
expansion memory slot 68
external
diskette drive 63
monitor 57
external monitor
not working 206
external speakers
connecting to 64
F
FAT (File Allocation Table) 207
FCC Notice “Declaration of
Conformity Information” 3
FCC requirements 4
file extensions 101
file names 100
file, backing up 87
files
printing 101
saving 99
Fn key emulation 60
Fn-esse
program 157
starting 157
using to assign keys 159
Fn-esse program 157
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assigning a key 157
using drag-and-drop 158
function keys 90
H
hard disk drive
changing 78
installing 78
Master password 184
password 174
passwords 184
removing 78
secondary options 76
user password 184
hardware conflicts 197
resolving 199
headphone
jack 64
headphones 64, 142
Help
Windows XP Media Center
Edition 196
Hibernation mode 112, 115
configuring 116
starting again from 117
hot key
alarm volume 224
display modes 225
display output settings 58
instant password 220
keyboard 226
keyboard overlays 226
power usage mode 222
Shutdown mode 223
sound 224
hot key power usage mode 135
hot keys 220
hot swapping
PC Cards 108
HW Setup 161
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Index
I
i.LINK
FCC 3
IBM 101-key enhanced keyboard 89
icon
recycle bin 138
safety 37
icons
Windows XP Professional
desktop 138
Industry Canada requirement 4
inserting
PC Cards 82
SD cards 84
installing
memory modules 66
PC Cards 82
instant passwords, using 175, 221
Internal/External mode 206
Internet
bookmarked site not found 196
slow connection 196
URL address not found 196
internet
connecting to 153
features 154
surfing 154
uploading and downloading files
155
internet service providers 153
IRQ (Interrupt Request) 198
ISPs 153
K
key
assign 159
changing 161
direct assign 160
popup 160
removing 161
key assignment
viewing existing 161
key assignments
changing or removing existing
161
keyboard
caps lock key 89
character keys 89
connecting
to Advanced Port Replicator
60
emulating Fn keys 60
function keys 90
hot keys 226
not working 193, 204
overlays 91
unexpected characters 203
Windows special keys 91
L
LCD power-saver 55
lighting 43
lights
AC power 49
battery 49
line-in jack 142
Lithium-Ion 122
Locking the computer 110
low-power mode 121
M
Master password 184
memory
adding 66
inserting 69, 74
problem solving 201
removing 71
removing expansion slot cover 68
microphone
external 65
jack 65, 142
Index
Microsoft Support Online Web site
197
modem
connecting to telephone line 85
determining COM port 147
problem solving 214
resetting port to default settings
147
sending or receiving a fax 85
upgrading 147
warning 86
monitor
connecting 57
not working 204
mouse
connecting
to Advanced Port Replicator
61
MP3 143
playing 143
recording 143
N
network
accessing 149
Dial-Up Networking Wizard 149
networking
wireless 148
O
optional devices
LapLink cable 146
P
password 173
creating 174
deleting a supervisor 184
hard disk drive 174
power-on 173, 174
supervisor
set up 176, 180
260
supervisor-level 174
types 173, 174
user-level 173, 174
password security 220
passwords
instant, using 175
PC Card
checklist 211
CIS (Card Information Structure)
210
computer stops working 212
configuring 84
errors 212
hot swapping 108
hot swapping fails 212
inserting 82
modem default 147
not recognized 212
problem solving 210, 211, 212
removing 83
Type I/Type II/Type III 82
Plug and Play 199
port
COM 147
Ethernet LAN 149
external diskette drive 63
power
alarms 128
computer will not start 193
conserving 134
monitoring 125
options 136
Power Saver settings 165
problem solving 202
taking care of your battery 131
universal power supply 227
power button 52
power cable connectors 227
power off
Shut down command 113
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Index
Power Save Modes 127
power usage mode
hot key 135
power usage modes 134
powering down
using Standby 118
powering off 112
precautions 45, 49
primary button 94
printer
local, connecting 61
problem solving 213
printing a file 101
problem solving
AC power 202
accessing disk drives 193
battery charge does not last 203
battery not charging 202
cannot access DVD-ROM or
multi-function drive 208
cannot insert diskette in drive 208
cannot read a diskette 208
changing display properties 205
checking device properties 200
compact discs not running
correctly 209
computer hangs when PC Card
inserted 212
computer will not power up 193
contacting Toshiba 216
corrupted/damaged data files 207
Device Manager 199
disabling a device 200
disk drive is slow 207
display is blank 204
DVD-ROM or multi-function
drive tray does not eject 209
external display not working 206
external keyboard not working
204
external monitor 204
faulty memory 201
hardware conflict 197, 198
hardware conflict caused by
legacy device 199
high-pitched noise 209
illegal operation 192
Internet bookmarked site not
found 196
Internet connection is slow 196
keyboard
not responding 193
keyboard produces unexpected
characters 203
missing files/trouble accessing a
disk 206
modem not receiving or
transmitting 214
no sound 209
non-system disk or disk error
194, 208
PC Card 210
checklist 211
error occurs 212
hot swapping fails 212
not recognized 212
slots appear dead 211, 212
Plug and Play 199
power and batteries 202
printer 213
program not responding 191
program not working properly
208
screen does not look right/flickers
205
system resources 198
trouble prevention 214
URL address not found 196
using Startup options 195
warning resume failure 194
Windows won’t start 193
Index
Windows XP Media Center
Edition not working 194
program, starting 96
programs
not running correctly 208
protection of stored data 2
Q
Quick Launch toolbar 140
R
real-time clock (RTC) battery 122
Record button 144
recording
.wav files 142
adjusting the quality 144
MP3 143
sounds 142
time 144
Recovery media 38
recycle bin icon 138
removing
PC Cards 83
SD cards 84
RJ-11 modem jack, connecting
telephone cable 86
Run dialog box 98
S
safety
disposing of batteries 133
icons 37
saving files 99
screen 52
blank 204
does not look normal/flickers 205
SCSI adapters 84
SD card 84
inserting 84
removing 84
secondary button 94
262
security
password 173
setting hard disk drive passwords
184
setting up
adding memory 66
computer 67, 71
computer’s environment 40
PC Cards 84
setting up a connection 149
shortcuts 157
Shutdown mode
hot key 223
shutting down more quickly 114
Slim SelectBay
installing module 77
modules 76
removing module 77
sound
problem solving 209
Sound Recorder 143
sounds
battery alarm 128
recording 143
recording through an external
microphone 143
speakers 64
connecting external 142
Standby 112, 117
Standby mode
going into more quickly 118
starting again from 119
start button 139
starting a program 96
Run dialog box 98
Windows Explorer 97
Windows Start menu 96
starting the computer
password 179
starting up the computer
Index
from Shut down 115
from Standby 119
Startup menu
problem solving 195
stored data protection 2
supervisor password
deleting 184
setting up 176, 180
System Setup 193
system tray 141
T
taskbar 141
Toshiba
Internet Web sites 217
Toshiba Accessories
information 38
Toshiba online resources 120
Toshiba utilities
HW Setup 161
Toshiba’s online resources 151
transferring files 146
transferring information between
computers 146
travel, conserving power 134
turning off the computer 54, 112
U
Universal Resource Locator (URL)
141
USB
attaching a keyboard 60
diskette drive 63
port connection 63
user password 184
using a file extension 101
utilities
HW Setup 161
5.375 x 8.375 ver 2.3
263
V
video projector
adjusting display 59
W
Web sites 216
Support Online 197
Web sites,Toshiba 217
Wi-Fi
wireless networking 148
Windows Explorer 97
Windows Media Player 145
Windows Standby 55
Windows Start menu 96
Windows XP
Briefcase 146
desktop 137
desktop icon 138
online Help 139, 140
Start button 138
taskbar 141
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Help 196
Help and Support 196
problem solving 194
wireless interoperability 7
wireless networking 148
Wizards
Dial-Up Networking Wizard 149
wrists, positioning 44
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