NomoV NH570.book

NomoV NH570.book

User’s Guide

Learn how to use your Fujitsu LifeBook

NH570 notebook

Copyright and Trademark Information

Fujitsu America, Incorporated has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this document; however, as ongoing development efforts are continually improving the capabilities of our products, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this document. We disclaim liability for errors, omissions, or future changes.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, and LifeBook are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited.

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Responsible Party Name:

Address:

Telephone: according to FCC Part 15

Declares that product:

Fujitsu America, Incorporated

1250 E. Arques Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 746-6000

Base Model Configuration: LifeBook NH570 notebook

Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operations are subject to the following two conditions:

(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, (2) This device must accept any interference received,

 including interference that may cause undesired operation.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This product requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only a UL Listed I.T.E. AC Adapter with an output rating of 19V DC, with a current of

5.27A (100W).

AC adapter output polarity:

+

When using your notebook equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following:

Do not use this product near water for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

Avoid using a modem during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

Do not use a modem to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.

Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.

For TV tuner use: To protect from overvoltages and transients on the Cable Distribution System, be sure that the outer shield of the coaxial cable is connected to earth (grounded) at the building premise as close to the point of cable entrance as practicable, as required per NEC Article 820.93, ANSI/NFPA 70: 2005. If you have questions about your CATV installation, contact your service provider.

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Recycling your battery

Over time, the batteries that run your mobile computer will begin to hold a charge for a shorter amount of time; this is a natural occurrence for all batteries. When this occurs, you may want to replace the battery with a fresh one*. If you replace it, it is important that you dispose of the old battery properly because batteries contain materials that could cause environmental damage if disposed of improperly.

Fujitsu is very concerned with environmental protection, and has enlisted the services of the Rechargeable Battery

Recycling Corporation (RBRC)**, a non-profit public service organization dedicated to protecting our environment by recycling old batteries at no cost to you.

RBRC has drop-off points at tens of thousands of locations throughout the United States and Canada. To find the location nearest you, go to www.RBRC.org

or call 1-800-822-8837.

If there are no convenient RBRC locations near you, you can also go to the EIA Consumer Education Initiative website ( http://EIAE.org/ ) and search for a convenient disposal location.

Remember – protecting the environment is a cooperative effort, and you should make every effort to protect it for current and future generations.

* To order a new battery for your Fujitsu mobile computer, go to the Fujitsu shopping site at www.shopfujitsu.com

in the US or www.fujitsu.ca/products/notebooks in Canada.

** RBRC is an independent third party to which Fujitsu provides funding for battery recycling; RBRC is in no way affiliated with

Fujitsu.

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Contents

Preface

About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Conventions Used in the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Fujitsu Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your LifeBook

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Locating the Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Battery Charging Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Battery Status Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

NumLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Touchpad Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Clicking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Navigating Using Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Touchpad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Chapter 2 Getting Started with Your LifeBook

Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Connecting the Power Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Using the Power Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Using the Windows Mobility Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Closing the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Starting Your LifeBook Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Hard Disk Drive Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Booting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Starting Windows the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Installing ClickMe!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Fujitsu Driver Update Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Power Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Power and Suspend/Resume Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Windows Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

IEEE 1394 Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

LAN Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

HDMI Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Microphone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Headphone/SPDIF Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

External Video Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

E-SATA Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Chapter 3 User-Installable Features

Lithium ion Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Loading Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Removing Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Playing Media on the Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Using the Drive on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

AutoPlay Notification Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Using ExpressCards™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Installing ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Removing ExpressCards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Inserting Memory Stick/SD Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Installing a Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Removing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Checking the Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Your LifeBook

Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Restoring Your System Image and Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Saving and Recovering Your Factory and System Images . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Automatically Downloading Driver Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Chapter 5 Care and Maintenance

Caring for your LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Cleaning your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Cleaning the dust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Storing your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Traveling with your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Media Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

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Chapter 6 System Specifications

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Mass Storage Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Learning About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Glossary/Regulatory

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

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Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide

FCC Regulatory Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Before Using the Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

How to Handle This Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Deactivating the WLAN Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Activating the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Configuring the WLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Connecting to a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Troubleshooting the WLAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Using the Bluetooth Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

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Preface

About This Guide

The LifeBook® NH570 notebook from Fujitsu America provides desktop performance with the all new

2010 Intel® Core™ Processor. The 18.4" HD+ high-definition screen displays vibrant colors with pinpoint sharpness. The LifeBook features NVIDIAQ® GeForce® GT 330M graphics.

The LifeBook NH570 comes with Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed.

This manual explains how to operate your LifeBook notebook’s hardware and built-in system software.

Conventions Used in the Guide

Keyboard and on-screen keys appear in brackets. Example: [Fn], [F1], [ESC], [ENTER] and [CTRL].

Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text.

For example: (“See Installation Procedure on page 43”.)

On screen menu items appear in bold. Example: “Click Fujitsu Menu, and select your choice”.

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,

YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

OR YOUR FILES

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LEASE READ ALL WARNING INFORMATION CAREFULLY

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Fujitsu Contact Information

Service and Support

You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support in the following ways:

Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)

Website: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support

Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:

Product name

Product configuration number

Product serial number

Purchase date

Conditions under which the problem occurred

Any error messages that have occurred

Type of device connected, if any

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Fujitsu Shopping Online

You can go directly to the online by going to the website at: www.shopfujitsu.com.

Y

OU MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE INTERNET CONNECTION TO USE THE ONLINE

URL

LINKS

.

To ensure that you always have the most current driver updates related to your system, you should occasionally access the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system.

The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the icons to find the correct one). If the FDU icon does not appear in the system tray, it can be started by going to [Start] > All Programs, and clicking on Fujitsu Driver Update; this will create the icon automatically.

Limited Warranty

Your LifeBook notebook is backed by a Fujitsu International Limited Warranty. Check the service kit that came with your notebook for the Limited Warranty period and terms and conditions.

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Chapter 1

Getting to Know Your LifeBook

Overview

This section describes the components of your Fujitsu

LifeBook NH570 notebook. We strongly recommend that you read it before using your notebook – even if you are already familiar with notebook computers.

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Figure 1. Fujitsu LifeBook NH570 notebook

Locating the Controls and Connectors

Digital Microphone

Web camera

Status Indicator Panel

Stereo Speaker

Touchpad Pointing

Device (gesture-enabled)

Figure 2. LifeBook notebook with display open

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Display Panel

Power/Suspend/

Resume Button

Stereo Speaker

Keyboard w/ 10-key keypad

Top and Front Components

The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s top and front components.

Digital Microphone

The digital microphone is used in conjunction with the web cam. For information on using the microphone and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft WebCam Companion application.

Web Camera

The web camera allows you to take pictures of yourself to send over the internet. For information on using the microphone and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft WebCam Companion application.

Display Panel

The display panel is a color LCD panel with back lighting for the display of text and graphics.

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

The Power/Suspend/Resume button allows you to suspend notebook activity without powering off, resume your notebook from Sleep mode, and power on your LifeBook notebook when it has been shut

down. See “Power On” on page 37.

Stereo Speakers

The built-in boxless dual speakers provide stereo sound. See “LifeBook notebook bottom panel” on

page 19.

Keyboard

A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows keys and 10-key keypad. See “Using the Keyboard” on

page 24.

Touchpad Pointing Device

The gesture-enabled pointing device is a Touchpad that allows you simple cursor control. See “Touchpad

Pointing Device” on page 27.

12 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Status Indicator Panel

The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond to specific components of your LifeBook

notebook. Note that status indicators appear in two areas above the keyboard on the left and right. See

“Status Indicator Panel” on page 21.

13 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Headphone/SPDIF Jack

Microphone Jack

Line-In Jack

Memory Stick/SD Card Slot

IEEE 1394 Port

Wireless LAN/Bluetooth

On/Off Switch

Figure 3. LifeBook notebook front components

Front Components

Headphone/SPDIF Jack

The headphone/SPDIF audio jack allows you to connect headphones, powered external speakers, and

SPDIF-compatible devices. See “Headphone/SPDIF Jack” on page 49.

Microphone Jack

The microphone jack allows you to connect an external stereo microphone. See “Microphone Jack” on

page 49.

Line-In Jack

The line-in jack allows you to connect external audio equipment to your computer.

14 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Memory Stick/SD Card Slot

The Memory Stick/Secure Digital (SD) card slot allows you to insert a flash memory card for data storage.

This architecture allows you to transfer data between a variety of different digital devices. See “Inserting

Memory Stick/SD Cards” on page 66.

IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Jack

The 4-pin 1394 jack is used to connect between your LifeBook and an IEEE 1394 peripheral such as a digital video camera. See “Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device” on page 84.

Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch

The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch turns the wireless LAN and Bluetooth devices on and off.

See “Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide” on page 135.

15 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Anti-Theft Lock Slot External Video Port

(behind the cover)

DC Power Jack

HDMI Port

LAN (RJ-45) Jack

USB Port eSATA Port

Figure 4. LifeBook notebook left-side panel

ExpressCard Slot

Left-Side Panel Components

Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components.

Anti-theft Lock Slot

The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device.

DC Power Jack

The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter to power your LifeBook notebook and charge the internal Lithium ion battery.

External Video Port

The external video port (located behind the protective cover) allows you to connect an external monitor

or LCD projector. See “External Video Port” on page 50.

LAN Port

16 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

The LAN port is designed to accept a Local Area Network (LAN) RJ-45 jack. See “LAN Jack” on

page 48.

HDMI Port

The HDMI port is used to connect compatible digital devices with your computer (such as a high-

definition television or AV receiver). See “Your LifeBook has a LAN jack (RJ-45) to accommodate

external communications.” on page 48.

USB 2.0 Ports

The three USB ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. See

“Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports” on page 49.

E-SATA Port

E-SATA (External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is an external version of SATA, which connects your computer to the hard drive. SATA is an interface that is much faster than typical IDE interfaces (E-SATA is six times faster than USB 2.0). E-SATA is ideal for backing up large files on an

external hard drive. See “E-SATA Port” on page 51.

ExpressCard Slot

The ExpressCard Slot allows you to insert an ExpressCard. See “Using ExpressCards™” on page 62.

17 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

USB Ports Optical Drive Optical Drive Eject Button

Figure 5. LifeBook notebook right-side panel

Right-Side Panel Components

The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components.

USB 2.0 Ports

The three USB ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. See

“Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports” on page 49.

Optical Drive

One of several different drives can be installed depending upon the configuration of your system. See

“Optical Drive” on page 56.

Optical Drive Eject Button

The optical drive eject button is used to eject the media tray.

18 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Memory Upgrade

Compartment

Air Vents

(multiple locations)

Dust Filter

Lithium ion

Battery Bay

Battery Latches

Figure 6. LifeBook notebook bottom panel

Bottom Components

The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.

Memory Upgrade Compartment

Your LifeBook notebook comes with high speed DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM memory. The memory upgrade compartment allows you to expand the system memory capacity of your LifeBook notebook, thus

improving overall performance. See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 68.

19 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Lithium ion Battery Bay

The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion battery. It can be opened for the removal of the battery when stored over a long period of time or for swapping a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion

battery. See “Lithium ion Battery” on page 52.

Battery Latches

The battery latches secure the Lithium ion battery in the battery bay.

Dust Filter

The dust filter is used to help prevent dust and dirt from entering your system. See “Cleaning the dust

filter” on page 103.

Air Flow Vents

The air flow vents assist in proper cooling of the system.

T

O PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

,

BE SURE TO

KEEP ALL AIR VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED

,

CLEAN

,

AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS

. T

HIS MAY REQUIRE PERIODIC

CLEANING

,

DEPENDING UPON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS USED

.

D

O NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED

,

SUCH AS IN

TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION

.

20 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Battery Status

Battery Charging

Hard Drive/Optical

Drive Access

NumLock

CapsLock

ScrLock

Figure 7. Status Indicator Panel

Status Indicator Panel

The Status Indicator panel is located at the top of the keyboard, to the left of the power/suspend/resume button. Within this panel are symbols that correspond to specific components of your notebook. These symbols tell you how each of those components is operating.

Battery Charging Indicator

The Battery Charging indicator displays whether or not the Lithium ion battery is currently being charged.

LED Condition

Blue, solid

Orange, solid

Charging Status of Battery

Fully charged battery installed.

Being charged

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LED Condition

Orange, blinking

Off

Charging Status of Battery

Charging suspended because battery temperature too high.

Not charging because AC adapter is not connected.

Battery Status Indicator

This indicator shows how much charge is available within the installed battery.

LCD Condition

Blue, solid

Orange, solid

Red, solid

Red, blinking

Off

Battery Charge Level

Between 50% and 100% charged

Between 13% and 49% charged

Between 0% and 12% charged

There is a problem with the battery

No battery is installed or the system is shut off.

Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator

The Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access indicator states whether your internal hard drive or optical drive are being accessed.

NumLk Indicator

The NumLk indicator states that the integral keyboard is set in ten-key numeric keypad mode. To set the

Num Lock, press the [Num Lock] key; to de-select it, press the key again.

22 - Status Indicator Panel

CapsLock Indicator

The CapsLock indicator states that your keyboard is set to type in all capital letters. To set the Caps Lock, press the [Caps Lock] key; to de-select it, press the key again.

ScrLk Indicator

The ScrLk indicator states that your scroll lock is active. To set the Scroll Lock, press the [Scroll Lock] key; to de-select it, press the key again.

23 - Status Indicator Panel

Keyboard

Function Keys

Fn Key

Start Key

Application Key

Cursor Keys

Numeric Keypad

Figure 8. Keyboard

Using the Keyboard

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integrated 103-key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard functions of a keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special function keys. This section describes the following keys.

Numeric keypad: Your notebook has an integrated numeric keypad containing 16 keys which allows you to perform numeric/mathematical and navigational functions.The ability to toggle between the numerical keys and navigation keys is controlled with the NumLock key.

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Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to the right, left, up, or down within windows, applications and documents.

Function keys: The keys labeled [F1] through [F12] are used in conjunction with the [Fn] key to produce special actions that vary depending on what program is running.

Windows keys: These keys work with your Windows operating system and function the same as the onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on your pointing device.

Numeric Keypad

The right-hand section of the keyboard serves as a numeric keypad. To activate the 10-key keypad functions, press the [NumLk] button. Using the keypad keys, you can enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ), subtraction ( - ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using the keys designated as numeric function key keys. When [NumLk] is not active, you can use the numeric keypad to navigate (Del, Ins, left, right, up, down).

Windows Keys

Your LifeBook notebook has two Windows keys, consisting of a Start key and an Application key. The

Start key displays the Start menu. This button functions the same as your onscreen Start menu button. The

Application key functions the same as your right mouse button and displays shortcut menus for the selected item. (Please refer to your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the

Windows keys.)

Cursor Keys

The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard which allow you to move the cursor up, down, left and right in applications. In programs such as Windows Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the next item up, down, left, or right).

25 - Keyboard

Function Keys

Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used.

Icon Keys

[Fn+F3]

Description

Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle the Audio Mute on and off.

[Fn+F4]

[Fn+F6]

[Fn+F7]

[Fn+F8]

[Fn+F9]

[Fn+F10]

Pressing [F4] while holding [Fn] will toggle the touchpad on and off. (This function key combination only works if the BIOS setting for Advanced > Keyboard/Mouse Features > Internal Pointing Device is set to Manual Setting.)

Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will lower the brightness of your display.

Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the brightness of the display.

Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will lower the volume of your system.

Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your system.

Pressing [F10] while holding [Fn] opens the Fujitsu Display Manager, which allows you to select the display devices.

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Touchpad Pointing Device

Right Button

Cursor Control

Scroll Button

Left Button

Figure 9. Touchpad pointing device

The Touchpad pointing device is built into your notebook. It is used to control the movement of the pointer to select items on your display panel. The Touchpad is composed of a cursor control, a left and right button, and an scroll button.

The cursor control works the same way a mouse does, and moves the cursor around the display. It only requires light pressure with your fingertip, and the more pressure you use, the faster the cursor will move.

Additionally, the touchpad allows you to zoom in or out and scroll through large documents using simple gestures.

The left and right buttons function the same as mouse buttons. The actual functionality of the buttons may vary depending on the application that is being used. The scroll sensor allows you to quickly navigate up and down a screen.

27 - Touchpad Pointing Device

.

A

N EXTERNAL MOUSE CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE

USB

PORTS ON YOUR

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USED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE

T

OUCHPAD

. H

OWEVER

,

IF YOU BOOT THE SYSTEM WITH AN

EXTERNAL MOUSE CONNECTED

,

THE

T

OUCHPAD WILL BE DISABLED OR ENABLED DEPENDING ON THE

SPECIFICATIONS IN YOUR

BIOS

SETTINGS

. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 39.

Clicking

Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To left-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the left button once, and then immediately release it. To right-click, move the mouse cursor to the item you wish to select, press the right button once, and then immediately release it. You also have the option of performing the clicking operation by tapping lightly on the Touchpad once.

Figure 10. Clicking with button

Double-Clicking

Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does not function with the right button. To double-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the left button twice, then release it immediately. You also have the option of performing a double-click by tapping lightly on the Touchpad twice.

If the interval between clicks is too long, the double-click will not be executed. Interval length can be changed by going to

Control Panel > Mouse > Mouse Properties > Buttons tab.

Figure 11. Double-clicking with button

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Dragging

Dragging means pressing and holding the left button, while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left button while moving the item to its new location and then release it.

Figure 12. Dragging

Scrolling

Using the scrolling sensor allows you to navigate through a document quickly without using the window’s scroll bars.

This is particularly useful when you are navigating through online pages. To use the scrolling sensor, move your finger forward or backward across the button to scroll up or down a page. When you have reached the desired section of the page, raise your finger.

You can also scroll by sliding your finger up and down the right side of the touchpad. This is disabled by default, but you can enable it by going to Start > Control Panel > Mouse.

Figure 13. Scrolling

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Navigating Using Gestures

The touchpad lets you use gestures to zoom in or out on a page or scroll quickly through large documents.

Zooming In:

To zoom in on a page using the touchpad, simply place two fingers together on the touchpad and move them away from each other. (See Figure 14)

Zooming Out:

To zoom out on a page using the touchpad, place two fingers on the touchpad and move towards each other. (See Figure 15)

Continuous Scroll:

To scroll through a large document using gestures (“ChiralMotion”), hold your finger on the right side touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your finger in a clockwise circular motion to scroll down, or counter-clockwise to scroll up. To scroll side to side, hold your finger on the bottom edge of the touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your finger clockwise to scroll right, and counter-clockwise to scroll left. (See Figure 16)

Momentum:

To increase the cursor movement speed, slide your finger quickly across the touchpad. (See Figure 17)

Enabling/Disabling Gesture Functions:

1

To enable or disable the gesturing functions, go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound.

2

Double-click Mouse under Devices and Printers, and the Mouse Properties window will appear.

3

Select the Device Settings tab and click the [Settings...] button.

4

To enable/disable continuous scrolling: Select Scrolling from the left pane, check Enable Vertical Scrolling and/or Enable Horizontal Scrolling, and then check Chiral Motion.

5

To enable/disable the zoom function, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then check Pinch.

6

To enable or disable the momentum feature, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then select Momentum and check Enable Momentum.

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Figure 14. Zooming in with Touchpad

Figure 15. Zooming out with Touchpad

Figure 16. Continuous scrolling

Figure 17. Speeding up cursor movement

Touchpad Control Adjustment

The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your Touchpad with selections made from within the Mouse Properties dialog box.

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Volume Control

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has multiple volume controls which interact with each other.

A

NY SOFTWARE THAT CONTAINS AUDIO FILES WILL ALSO CONTAIN A VOLUME CONTROL OF ITS OWN

. I

F

YOU INSTALL AN EXTERNAL AUDIO DEVICE THAT HAS AN INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROL

,

THE

HARDWARE VOLUME CONTROL AND THE SOFTWARE VOLUME CONTROL WILL INTERACT WITH EACH

OTHER

. I

T SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF YOU SET YOUR SOFTWARE VOLUME TO

O

FF

,

YOU WILL OVERRIDE

THE EXTERNAL VOLUME CONTROL SETTING

.

Controlling the Volume

The volume can be controlled in several ways:

Volume can be set from within the Volume Control in the system tray.

Volume can be controlled by going to the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Adjust system volume.

Volume can be controlled by many volume controls that are set within individual applications.

Volume can be controlled using the [Fn]+[F8] and [Fn]+[F9] key combinations.

Certain external audio devices you might connect to your system may have hardware volume controls.

Each source discussed above puts an upper limit on the volume level that must then be followed by the other sources.

We recommend that you experiment with the various volume controls to discover the optimal sound level.

32 - Volume Control

Chapter 2

Getting Started with Your LifeBook

DC Power Jack

DC Output Cable

AC Adapter

AC Cable

Figure 18. Connecting the AC Adapter

Power Sources

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC adapter, or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.

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Connecting the Power Adapters

The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and charging the batteries.

Connecting the AC Adapter

1

Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook.

2

Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.

Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter

1

Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.

2

Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette lighter of an automobile with the ignition key in the On or Access,

OR,

3

Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power jack on an airplane seat.

Switching from AC Adapter Power or the Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power

1

Be sure that you have at least one charged battery installed.

2

Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.

When you run the LifeBook on battery power, by default, the CPU will slow down approximately by half in order to optimize battery life. This feature can be enabled or disabled in the BIOS. Use an AC Adapter whenever possible.

The Lithium ion battery is not charged upon purchase. Initially, you will need to connect the

AC adapter to use your LifeBook notebook.

34 - Power Sources

Display Cover

Figure 19. Opening the Display Panel

Display Panel

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology.

Opening the Display Panel

1

While holding the base of the system with one hand, lift the display backwards, being careful not to touch the screen.

2

Position the display at a comfortable viewing angle.

Adjusting Display Panel Brightness

Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more comfortable viewing level. There are three ways to adjust the brightness, by using the keyboard, the Power Options, or the Windows Mobility Center.

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Using the Keyboard

Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the setting only temporarily.

[Fn+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the brightness of your display.

[Fn+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the brightness of the display.

Using the Power Options

To change the brightness using the Power Options utility, open the Control Panel and select either Large

icons or Small icons in the View by: Double-click Power Options. At the bottom of the window, drag the brightness bar to the desired level. Note that the settings you make via this utility become permanent until you decide to change them again.

Using the Windows Mobility Center

To change the brightness using the Windows Mobility Center, open the Control Panel and select either

Large icons or Small icons in the View by: Double-click Windows Mobility Center. In the Display

Brightness area, drag the brightness bar to the desired level..

A

LWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING OR PACKAGING IT

. A

FTER SHUTTING THE SYSTEM

DOWN

,

WAIT UNTIL NO LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED IN THE STATUS INDICATOR PANEL

.

I

T IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU

CLOSE THE LID

. T

HIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE

-OS

BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME

OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER

.

A

TTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK

OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED

.

W

HEN USING

AC

POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL BY DEFAULT

. W

HEN USING

BATTERY POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO APPROXIMATELY MID

-

LEVEL BY DEFAULT

.

T

HE HIGHER THE BRIGHTNESS

,

THE MORE POWER THE NOTEBOOK WILL CONSUME AND THE FASTER THE BATTERY

WILL DISCHARGE

. F

OR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE

,

BE SURE THE BRIGHTNESS IS SET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE

.

Closing the Display Panel

1

Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it forward until it is flush with the body of your LifeBook notebook.

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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Power On

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

The Power and Suspend/Resume button is used to power on your LifeBook notebook, to resume from

Sleep or Save-to-Disk mode or to place your notebook in Sleep or Save-to-Disk mode. (You can also use the button to power down the system by holding it down for approximately five seconds. This can be useful if the system is “hung up”. This shouldn’t be used as the normal means of shutdown, however.) You can also turn off your notebook by clicking on the small arrow at the bottom right of the Windows Start menu, then clicking Shut Down.

W

HEN YOU TURN ON YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

BE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE

. T

HIS MEANS

THAT A BATTERY IS INSTALLED AND CHARGED

,

OR THAT THE

AC

OR

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER IS

CONNECTED AND HAS POWER

.

Once you have connected your

AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion Battery, you can press this button to power up your notebook. (Figure 20)

Power/Suspend/

Resume Button

Figure 20. Powering Up the System

37 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

D

O NOT CARRY THE NOTEBOOK AROUND WITH POWER ON OR SUBJECT IT TO VIBRATION OR SHOCKS

;

DOING SO COULD DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK

.

When you Power On your notebook, it will perform a Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal parts and configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is found, your notebook will emit an audio

warning and/or an error message will be displayed. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 85.

Depending on the nature of the problem, you may be able to continue by starting the operating system or by entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the settings.

After satisfactory completion of the POST, your notebook will load your operating system.

N

EVER TURN OFF YOUR NOTEBOOK DURING THE

P

OWER

O

N

S

ELF

T

EST

(POST)

OR IT WILL CAUSE AN

ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR NOTEBOOK ON THE NEXT TIME

.

See

“Power On Self Test Messages” on page 85.

Boot Sequence

The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s BIOS. When your notebook is first turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it needs to find instructions to start up your notebook. This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until the operating system is found. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.

The boot sequence is executed when:

You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.

38 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

You restart your LifeBook notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.

The software initiates a system restart; for example, when you install a new application.

Hard Disk Drive Passwords

To provide additional security for your data, you can assign passwords to your hard disk drive(s). This feature is managed in the system BIOS Setup Utility. See BIOS Setup Utility below for information about accessing the utility.

R

EMEMBER YOUR PASSWORDS

. I

F YOU SET AND FORGET YOUR

U

SER AND

M

ASTER HARD DISK

PASSWORDS

, F

UJITSU

A

MERICA WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESET IT

. Y

OU MAY LOSE DATA AND HAVE TO

REPLACE YOUR SYSTEM BOARD OR HARD DISK DRIVE

.

BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the operating environment for your notebook. Your

BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change the

BIOS’ environment to operate your notebook.

The BIOS Setup Utility also allows you to configure such features as the System Data Security feature parameters, such as passwords.

Entering the BIOS Setup Utility

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following:

Using the TrustedCore Menu

When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear.

The TrustedCore Menu provides shortcuts to the following menus and information screens:

BIOS Setup

39 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Diagnostic Screen

Boot Menu

Patent Information

System Information

Continue Booting

Click BIOS Setup to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the [F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen.

The BIOS Setup Utility can be opened directly by pressing the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen; this will open the main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility with current settings displayed.

Once the BIOS Setup Utility is open, press the right or left arrow keys to scroll through the other setup menus to review or alter the current settings. Additional navigational information is located at the bottom of the BIOS screen.

BIOS Guide

A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online at our service and support Website at:

http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support. Once there, select User’s Guides under Online

Support. Select your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go].

I

F YOUR DATA SECURITY SETTINGS REQUIRE IT

,

YOU MAY BE ASKED FOR A PASSWORD BEFORE THE

BIOS

MAIN MENU WILL APPEAR

.

Booting the System

We strongly recommend that you not attach any external devices or put a DVD/CD in your drive until you have gone through the initial power on sequence.

When you turn on your LifeBook notebook for the first time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen.

If you do nothing the system will load the operating system, and then the Windows Welcome will begin.

40 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Starting Windows the First Time

After you boot up the system the first time and follow the instructions on the screen, you will eventually come to the Welcome window. After the Welcome window appears, the screen will black out for up to

several minutes. This is normal. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO POWER DOWN THE SYSTEM AT THIS

POINT. While the screen is blacked out, your system configuration is being set up and the necessary files are being installed.

During the course of the first start up, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements

(EULAs) for Microsoft and Fujitsu.

I

F YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE

AGREEMENT FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING

W

INDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

Y

OU CANNOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE

L

ICENSE

A

GREEMENT

. I

F YOU STOP THE

PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE

W

INDOWS

W

ELCOME

P

ROCESS

,

EVEN IF

YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN

.

Several additional windows will appear, prompting you to enter a name and description for your computer, an Administrator password, and a domain name. Read the instructions on the screens carefully and fill in the information as directed. Once you have finished with the setup, it is very important that you install

ClickMe!, as detailed below.

Installing ClickMe!

ClickMe!

B

EFORE INSTALLING THE

C

LICK

M

E

!

UTILITY

,

BE SURE THE WIRELESS

LAN

DEVICE IS ENABLED BY

PUSHING THE

WLAN/B

LUETOOTH

O

N

/O

FF SWITCH TO THE

O

N POSITION

.

41 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

The first time you boot up your system, you will see an icon called Click Me! in the Start menu. It is very

important that you run the ClickMe! utility the first time you boot up in order to ensure that the

necessary applications, utilities. and drivers are installed. When you click the Click Me! icon, your system will automatically create the related icons in the system tray in the bottom right of the screen.

These icons provide links to utilities that you will frequently access.

When you install the ClickMe! utility, several applications and utilities are installed; this takes time.

While ClickMe! is installing, the system may go into Suspend mode. If this should occur, slide the

Power/Suspend/Resume button momentarily to wake the system up. Alternately, while ClickMe! is installing, slide your finger across the touchpad every few minutes to keep the system awake.

T

HERE MAY BE SOME THIRD

-

PARTY APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT GET INSTALLED USING THE

C

LICK

M

E

!

UTILITY

. F

OR MORE INFORMATION

,

REFER TO YOUR

G

ETTING

S

TARTED

G

UIDE

.

Registering your LifeBook with Fujitsu

You can register your notebook by going to our website at: us.fujitsu.com/computers. You will need to be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online.

Fujitsu Driver Update Utility

Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 76.

42 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Power Management

Your LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of these features are automatic and need no user intervention. However, others depend on the parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness. Internal power management for your LifeBook notebook may be controlled from settings made in your operating system.

Besides the options available for conserving battery power, there are also some things that you can do to prevent your battery from running down as quickly. For example, you can create an appropriate power saving profile, put your notebook into Sleep mode when it is not performing an operation, and you can limit the use of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery powered computers, there is a trade-off between performance and power savings.

Power and Suspend/Resume Button

When your notebook is active, the Power and Suspend/Resume button can be used to manually put it into

Sleep mode. Push the Power and Suspend/Resume button when your notebook is active, but not actively accessing anything, and immediately release the button. Your system will enter Sleep mode.

If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Power and Suspend/Resume button will return your notebook to active operation. You can tell whether or not your system is in Sleep mode by looking at the Power

indicator which is part of the Suspend/Resume button. (See Figure 2 on page 11 for location) If the

indicator is visible and not flashing, your LifeBook notebook is fully operational. If the indicator is both visible and flashing, your notebook is in Sleep mode. If the indicator is not visible at all, the power is off

or your notebook is in Save-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode. See “Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature” on

page 45.

Sleep Mode

Sleep mode saves your notebook’s system memory contents during periods of inactivity by maintaining power to critical parts. This mode will turn off the CPU, the display, the hard drive, and all of the other internal components except those necessary to maintain system memory and allow for restarting.

Your LifeBook notebook can be put in Sleep mode by:

43 - Power Management

Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on.

Clicking the power icon on the lock menu.

Selecting Sleep from the Windows Shut Down menu.

Timing out from lack of activity.

Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition.

Your LifeBook notebook’s system memory typically stores the files on which you are working, open application information, and any other data required to support the operations in progress. When you resume operation from Sleep mode, your notebook will return to the point where it left off. You must use the Power and Suspend/Resume button to resume operation, and there must be an adequate power source available, or your notebook will not resume.

I

F YOU ARE RUNNING YOUR NOTEBOOK ON BATTERY POWER

,

BE AWARE THAT THE BATTERY CONTINUES TO

DISCHARGE WHILE YOUR NOTEBOOK IS IN

S

LEEP MODE

,

THOUGH NOT AS FAST AS WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL

.

D

ISABLING THE

S

USPEND

/R

ESUME BUTTON PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USED TO PUT YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

IN

S

LEEP OR

S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK MODE

. T

HE RESUME FUNCTION OF THE BUTTON CANNOT BE DISABLED

.

T

HE

S

LEEP OR

H

IBERNATION

(S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK

)

MODE SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH CERTAIN

PC C

ARDS

. C

HECK

YOUR

PC C

ARD DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION

.

W

HEN

PC C

ARDS OR EXTERNAL DEVICES ARE IN USE

, H

IBERNATION

(S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK

)

MODE CANNOT RETURN TO

THE EXACT STATE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION BECAUSE ALL OF THE PERIPHERAL DEVICES WILL BE RE

-

INITIALIZED

WHEN THE SYSTEM RE

-

STARTS

.

I

F YOUR NOTEBOOK IS ACCESSING INFORMATION WHEN YOU ENTER

S

LEEP OR

H

IBERNATION

(S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK

)

MODE

,

CHANGES TO OPEN FILES ARE NOT LOST

. T

HE FILES ARE LEFT OPEN AND MEMORY IS KEPT ACTIVE DURING

S

LEEP MODE

,

OR THE MEMORY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE INTERNAL HARD DRIVE DURING

H

IBERNATION MODE

.

T

HE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF USING THE

H

IBERNATION

(S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK

)

FUNCTION IS THAT POWER IS NOT REQUIRED

TO MAINTAIN YOUR DATA

. T

HIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IF YOU WILL BE LEAVING YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

IN A SUSPENDED STATE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME

. T

HE DRAWBACK OF USING

H

IBERNATION MODE IS

THAT IT LENGTHENS THE POWER DOWN AND POWER UP SEQUENCES AND RESETS PERIPHERAL DEVICES

.

Y

OUR SYSTEM IS SET TO USE THE

M

AX

B

ATTERY POWER SCHEME WHEN RUNNING ON BATTERY POWER

. I

F YOU

CHANGE THE POWER SCHEME TO A DIFFERENT PROFILE

,

YOUR BATTERY LIFE MAY VARY

.

44 - Power Management

Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature

The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature.

Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature

The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:

1

From the Start menu, select Control Panel (icon View), then select Power Options.

2

Select “Choose what the power button does” or “Choose what closing the lid does”, then make your selections

(Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut Down).

Windows Power Management

The Power Options icon located in the Windows Control Panel allows you to configure some of the power management settings. For example, you can use the Power Options to set the timeout values for turning off the display and hard disks whether you are running the notebook on battery power or one of the adapters.

Restarting the System

If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure that you use the following procedure.

1

Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the small arrow at the bottom right of the window.

2

Select Restart from the list.

T

URNING OFF YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK WITHOUT EXITING

W

INDOWS OR TURNING ON YOUR

NOTEBOOK WITHIN

10

SECONDS OF THE NOTEBOOK BEING SHUT OFF MAY CAUSE AN ERROR WHEN

YOU START THE NEXT TIME

.

45 - Power Management

Power Off

Before turning off the power, check that the hard drive/optical drive access indicator is off. If you turn off the power while accessing a disk there is a risk of data loss. To ensure that your notebook shuts down without error, use the Windows shut down procedure.

A

LWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND

/

OR PACKAGING IT

. A

FTER SHUTTING DOWN

THE SYSTEM

,

WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS

LED

PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION

(

I

.

E

.,

NO LIGHTS ARE

ILLUMINATED

).

I

T IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU

CLOSE THE LID

. T

HIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE

-OS

BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME

OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER

.

A

TTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK

OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED

.

B

E SURE TO CLOSE ALL FILES

,

EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS

,

AND SHUT DOWN YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM

PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER

. I

F FILES ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF

,

YOU WILL

LOSE ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SAVED

,

AND MAY CAUSE DISK ERRORS

.

Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows allows your notebook to complete its operations and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is:

1

Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the [Shut Down] button at the bottom right of the window.

2

Click [Shut Down] to power down your system.

If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more see the Care and Maintenance Section.

46 - Power Management

Device Ports

Your LifeBook notebook comes equipped with multiple ports to which you can connect an external device including disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc.

IEEE 1394 Jack

The 4-pin IEEE 1394 (Firewire) jack is a high-speed interface (400 Mbps) that can be used to transfer large amounts of data between your notebook and a Firewire peripheral such as a digital camera, external hard drive, or video camera. Hot-swappable and plug-n-play, it is much faster than USB 1.1, CardBus, or parallel port. To connect a 1394 device, follow these steps:

Figure 21. IEEE 1394 Interface

T

HE

1394

PORT IN THIS SYSTEM USES A FOUR

-

PIN CONFIGURATION

. I

F YOU INTEND TO INTERFACE

WITH DEVICES WHICH HAVE A SIX

-

PIN CONFIGURATION

,

YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE AN ADAPTER

.

47 - Device Ports

LAN Jack

Your LifeBook has a LAN jack (RJ-45) to accommodate external communications.

This jack allows you to connect a LAN (RJ-45) cable for high-speed network or broadband connections (e.g., DSL, cable modem).

(Figure 22)

Figure 22. Connecting the LAN

HDMI Port

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface

(HDMI) port is a digital audio/video interface over which uncompressed streams can be transmitted. HDMI is used to connect compatible digital devices with your computer (such as a bigscreen TV).

To connect an HDMI device:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

48 - Device Ports

Figure 23. HDMI Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports

The three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports allow you to connect USB devices such as game pads, pointing devices, keyboards and speakers. There is one USB 2.0 port on the left side, and two on the right.

(Figure 24)

.

USB 2.0 is downward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, so older USB devices will work with these ports. USB 2.0 is a much faster design, running forty times faster than USB

1.1. To connect a USB device follow these steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

Figure 24. Connecting a USB Device

Microphone Jack

The microphone jack allows you to connect an external stereo microphone. Your microphone must be equipped with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into the microphone jack of your LifeBook notebook. In order to connect a microphone follow these easy steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening, then push the connector into the port until it is seated.

Headphone/SPDIF Jack

The headphone/SPDIF jack allows you to connect headphones, powered external speakers, or SPDIFcompatible devices to your LifeBook notebook. Your headphones or speakers must be equipped with a

1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. To connect headphones, speakers, or SPDIF devices, follow these steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening, then push the connector into the port until it is seated

.

I

F YOU PLUG HEADPHONES INTO THE HEADPHONE JACK

,

YOU WILL DISABLE THE BUILT

-

IN STEREO

SPEAKERS

.

49 - Device Ports

External Video Port

P

RESSING THE

[F

N

] + [F10]

KEYS ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE YOUR SELECTION OF WHERE TO SEND

YOUR DISPLAY VIDEO

. E

ACH TIME YOU PRESS THE KEY COMBINATION

,

YOU WILL STEP TO THE NEXT

CHOICE

,

STARTING WITH THE BUILT

-

IN DISPLAY PANEL ONLY

,

MOVING TO THE EXTERNAL DEVICE ONLY

,

FINALLY MOVING TO BOTH THE BUILT

-

IN DISPLAY PANEL AND AN EXTERNAL VIDEO DEVICE

.

The external video port allows you to connect an external monitor or LCD projector. In order to connect an external device follow these easy steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

3

Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on each end of the connector.

Figure 25. External Video Connection

50 - Device Ports

E-SATA Port

E-SATA (External Serial Advanced Technology

Attachment) is an external version of SATA, which connects your computer to the hard drive. E-SATA is ideal for backing up large files on an external hard drive.

To connect an E-SATA device:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

Figure 26. E-SATA Connection

51 - Device Ports

Chapter 3

User-Installable Features

Lithium ion Battery

Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that provides power for operating your notebook when no external power source is available. The rechargeable battery is durable and long lasting, but should not be exposed to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals, or other hazards. For information on

maximizing your battery life, refer to the section entitled “Power Management” on page 43.

The Lithium ion battery operating time may become shorter if it is used under the following conditions:

Your system is set to use the Max Battery power scheme when running on battery power. If you change the power scheme to a different profile, your battery life may vary.

When used at temperatures that exceed a low of 5°C (40°F) or a high of 35°C (95°F). Extreme temperatures not only reduce charging efficiency, but can also cause battery deterioration. The charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when you try to charge a battery that is outside its operating temperature range.

See “Battery Charging Indicator” on page 21.

When using a high current device such as an optical drive or hard drive, using the AC adapter will conserve your battery life.

52

D

O NOT LEAVE A FAULTY BATTERY IN YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

. I

T MAY DAMAGE YOUR

AC

ADAPTER OR YOUR

NOTEBOOK ITSELF

. I

T MAY ALSO PREVENT OPERATION OF YOUR NOTEBOOK BY DRAINING ALL AVAILABLE CURRENT

INTO THE BAD BATTERY

.

U

NDER FEDERAL

,

STATE

,

OR LOCAL LAW IT MAY BE ILLEGAL TO DISPOSE OF BATTERIES BY PUTTING THEM IN THE

TRASH

. P

LEASE TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND DISPOSE OF BATTERIES PROPERLY

. C

HECK WITH YOUR

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY FOR DETAILS REGARDING RECYCLING OR DISPOSING OF OLD BATTERIES

. I

F YOU

CANNOT FIND THIS INFORMATION ELSEWHERE

,

CONTACT YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AT

: 1-800-8FUJITSU

(1-800-838-5487).

A

CTUAL BATTERY LIFE WILL VARY BASED ON SCREEN BRIGHTNESS

,

APPLICATIONS

,

POWER MANAGEMENT

SETTINGS

,

BATTERY CONDITION AND OTHER CUSTOMER PREFERENCES

. O

PTICAL DRIVE OR HARD DRIVE USAGE

MAY ALSO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON BATTERY LIFE

. T

HE BATTERY CHARGING CAPACITY IS REDUCED AS THE

BATTERY AGES

. I

F YOUR BATTERY IS RUNNING LOW QUICKLY

,

YOU SHOULD REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE

.

Recharging the Batteries

If you want to know the condition of the primary Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Level indicator located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator changes as the battery level changes.

The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using the AC adapter or Auto/Airline adapter. To recharge the battery make sure the battery that needs to be charged is installed in your LifeBook notebook and connect the AC or Auto/Airline adapter

.

M

AKE SURE THAT THE

B

ATTERY

C

HARGING INDICATOR AND THE PERCENTAGE CHARGE IS DISPLAYED

BY THE

B

ATTERY

L

EVEL INDICATOR ON THE

S

TATUS

I

NDICATOR

P

ANEL

.

There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery therefore you do not need to discharge the battery completely before recharging. The charge times will be significantly longer if your notebook is in use while the battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery more quickly, put your notebook into

Standby mode, or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery. (See Power Management on page

43 for more information on Standby mode and shutdown procedure)

53 - Lithium ion Battery

U

SING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES SUCH AS THE

DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM

DRIVE MAY PREVENT

CHARGING COMPLETELY

.

Low Battery State

When the battery is running low, a low battery notification message will appear. If you do not respond to the low battery message, the batteries will continue to discharge until they are too low to operate. When this happens, your LifeBook notebook will go into Sleep mode. There is no guarantee that your data will not be lost once the notebook reaches this point

.

Note that you can change the state in which the battery goes into Sleep mode in the Power properties of the Control Panel.

O

NCE THE LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE APPEARS

,

YOU NEED TO SAVE ALL YOUR ACTIVE DATA AND

PUT YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK INTO

S

TANDBY MODE UNTIL YOU CAN PROVIDE A NEW POWER SOURCE

. Y

OU

SHOULD PROVIDE A CHARGED BATTERY

,

AN

AC

POWER ADAPTER

,

OR

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER AS SOON AS

POSSIBLE

.

W

HEN YOU ARE IN

S

TANDBY MODE THERE MUST ALWAYS BE AT LEAST ONE POWER SOURCE ACTIVE

. I

F YOU

REMOVE ALL POWER SOURCES WHILE YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK IS IN

S

TANDBY MODE

,

ANY DATA THAT HAS

NOT BEEN SAVED TO THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE LOST

.

Dead Battery Suspend mode shows on the Status indicator just like the normal Sleep mode. Once your

LifeBook notebook goes into Dead Battery Suspend mode you will be unable to resume operation until you provide a source of power from an AC adapter. Once you have provided power, you will need to press the Suspend/Resume button to resume operation. In the Dead Battery Suspend mode, your data can be maintained for some time, but if a power source is not provided promptly, the Power indicator will stop flashing and go out, meaning that you have lost the data that was not stored. Once you provide power, you can continue to use your LifeBook notebook while the adapter is charging the battery.

54 - Lithium ion Battery

Shorted Batteries

The Status Indicator panel displays the battery status via the Battery Status indicator to show the charge level available in that battery. If the display is flashing red, it means that the battery is damaged and must be replaced so it does not damage any other parts of your LifeBook notebook.

Replacing the Battery

By purchasing an additional battery, you can have a fully charged spare to swap with a discharged battery.

Follow the steps below to replace a battery

(Figure 27)

:

1

Have a charged battery ready to install.

2

Shut down your notebook and disconnect the AC adapter.

3

Turn the system over.

4

Press the two battery latches towards the battery pack.

5

Lift the battery and remove it from the bay.

6

Place a charged battery into the bay and press it down until the latches click into place.

7

Plug in the AC adapter and turn the power on.

Figure 27. Removing the Battery

55 - Lithium ion Battery

Emergency Tray Release

Media Holder Tray

Media Tray Eject Button

Figure 28. Optical Drive

Optical Drive

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains the following optical drive:

Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer: This drive allows you to access movies, software, and audio

DVD/CDs as well as to read and write to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and

DVD RAM discs. The dual-layer architecture allows you to record up to 8.5 GB of data on DVD+R discs.

P

RIOR TO USING YOUR

O

PTICAL

D

RIVE

,

YOU MUST INSTALL THE

O

PTICAL

P

LAYER SOFTWARE

. R

EFER TO THE

APPLICABLE README FILE ON THE

D

RIVER

A

PPLICATIONS

CD-ROM

FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON INSTALLING YOUR

O

PTICAL

P

LAYER SOFTWARE

.

Y

OU SHOULD PERIODICALLY CHECK THE

F

UJITSU

W

EBSITE AT

:

US

.

FUJITSU

.

COM

/

COMPUTERS

FOR CURRENT

UPDATED DRIVERS

.

P

ROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE

,

SUCH AS WATCHING A

DVD

MOVIE

,

WILL SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE

YOUR BATTERY LIFE

.

56 - Optical Drive

D

O NOT OPERATE YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE UNLESS YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK IS SITTING ON A FLAT

SURFACE

. U

SING A DRIVE WHEN THE SYSTEM IS NOT LEVEL MAY DAMAGE THE DRIVE OR PREVENT

PROPER OPERATION

.

Loading Media

To load a disc into your optical drive, follow these steps:

1

Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive to open the holder tray. The tray will come out of the notebook a short distance.

2

Gently pull the tray out until a media disc can easily be placed in the tray.

3

Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the raised circle in the center of the tray.

4

Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click.

(Figure 29)

I

F YOU HAVE DISABLED THE

A

UTO

P

LAY

N

OTIFICATION

F

UNCTION

,

YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE DRIVE

FROM YOUR DESKTOP

,

SINCE YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZE THAT MEDIA HAS

BEEN LOADED

.

a.

b.

c.

Figure 29. Loading Media

57 - Optical Drive d.

Removing Media

1

Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray will come out of the notebook a short distance.

2

Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be removed from the tray.

3

Carefully remove the media disc from the holder tray.

4

Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click.

Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release

If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the media tray with a paper clip inserted into the eject hole in the far right side of the front of the tray.

Straighten one side of a paper clip and push it gently into the hole. The tray will pop out a short distance.

Figure 30. Emergency Removal of a CD/DVD

Playing Media on the Optical Drive

P

RIOR TO USING YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE

,

YOU MUST INSTALL THE OPTICAL PLAYER SOFTWARE

. F

OR

DETAILS ON USING YOUR OPTICAL PLAYER SOFTWARE

,

REFER TO THE SOFTWARE

H

ELP FILE

.

Starting a DVD Movie

1

Insert the DVD into the notebook’s optical drive. If the AutoPlay feature activates, skip Step 2.

2

The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CD-RW tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the system to do when discs are inserted (e.g., start automatically or wait for a prompt). Until you make a selection, you will receive the same prompt whenever you insert a disc.

58 - Optical Drive

3

Click OK to close the About DVD Player Performance dialog box and the movie will begin. After you make your selections, the PowerDVD control panel will appear whenever you insert a disc.

Opening the DVD/CD-RW Drive Control Panel

With most DVD-ROMs, you have the option of altering how the movie should play and what you wish to view. You can do this by using the DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive control panel and the mouse.

To open a dropdown menu for options, right-click on the movie screen.

Using the Optical Drive Control Panel

The PowerDVD optical drive software allows you to watch the movie much like a VCR player. You have the option to pause, rewind, fast-forward and stop the movie at any point.

1

To Pause the movie, click the button.

2

To Rewind the movie, click the  button to rewind to a specific portion of the movie, or the  button to return to the opening screen.

3

To Fast-forward the movie, click the  button to forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to jump to the ending credits.

4

To Stop the movie, click the  button.

Exiting the Optical Player

1. Click the  in the upper right corner of the title bar.

Using the Drive on Battery Power

Since optical drives consume a lot of power, your overall battery life will be shorter when operating the optical drive continuously (such as watching a DVD movie). Many movie run-times are longer than your

LifeBook notebook can support on a single battery. If you are watching a DVD movie on battery power you may need to swap in an additional, charged battery or attach AC power during the movie to view it in its entirety.

59 - Optical Drive

P

ROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE

,

SUCH AS WATCHING A

DVD

MOVIE

,

WILL SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE

YOUR BATTERY LIFE

. M

ANY MOVIE RUN

-

TIMES ARE LONGER THAN YOUR SYSTEM CAN SUPPORT ON A SINGLE

BATTERY

. I

F YOU ARE WATCHING A

DVD

MOVIE ON BATTERY POWER YOU MAY NEED TO SWAP IN AN

ADDITIONAL

,

CHARGED BATTERY OR ATTACH

AC

POWER DURING THE MOVIE TO VIEW IT IN ITS ENTIRETY

.

A

N ADDITIONAL BATTERY IS RECOMMENDED IF YOU WILL BE WATCHING

DVD

MOVIES ON BATTERY POWER

. I

F

YOU DON

T HAVE AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY

,

YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE EITHER ON

-

LINE AT

:

WWW

.

SHOPFUJITSU

.

COM

OR CALL

1-877-372-3473.

To Watch a Movie on Battery Power:

1

Have an additional fully-charged battery or your AC adapter ready for use.

2

Start watching your DVD movie.

3

When the low battery warning occurs, immediately stop the movie and exit the optical player

.

I

F YOU DON

T STOP THE OPTICAL DRIVE QUICKLY AND THE NOTEBOOK ATTEMPTS TO AUTO

-

SUSPEND

(

CRITICAL BATTERY LOW STATE

)

THE NOTEBOOK WILL SHUT DOWN IMPROPERLY

. I

F THIS OCCURS

,

YOU

WILL NEED TO POWER THE SYSTEM UP WITH THE POWER

/

SUSPEND

/

RESUME BUTTON AND FOLLOW ANY

INSTRUCTIONS THAT APPEAR

.

4

Manually place your notebook into Sleep mode by depressing the Suspend button. Plug in a power adapter and replace the discharged battery with an additional fully-charged battery. If you do not have an additional battery, you may use the AC power adapter as your power source to continue watching the movie while recharging the installed battery.

5

Resume your notebook by pressing the Suspend button again. This step is not required if you attached AC power without entering Sleep mode.

6

Restart your optical drive, locate and skip to the chapter of the movie you were last watching.

7

Continue watching your DVD movie.

60 - Optical Drive

S

OME SHORTER

DVD

MOVIES MAY NOT REQUIRE YOU TO SWAP BATTERIES OR ATTACH

AC

POWER TO

COMPLETE THEM

. H

OWEVER

,

IT IS BEST TO BE PREPARED SINCE ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WHILE

OPERATING THE OPTICAL DRIVE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED

.

AutoPlay Notification Function

The AutoPlay Notification function allows your LifeBook notebook to automatically start a DVD/CD as soon as it is inserted in the optical drive and the tray is closed. Your notebook will begin playing an audio

DVD/CD or will start an application if the DVD/CD includes an auto run file.

To change the actions your system takes when a particular type of media is inserted, go to the Control

Panel and open AutoPlay. Make your selections from the AutoPlay window.

61 - Optical Drive

Using ExpressCards™

Your LifeBook notebook supports ExpressCards

TM

in a dedicated slot. With these cards you can perform a variety of functions depending on which type of card you install. ExpressCards should be installed in the slot on the right side of the system.

(Figure 32)

Some available ExpressCards:

ExpressCard Hybrid TV Tuner

Local area network (LAN) cards (Type II)

IDE solid-state disk cards (Type II)

SCSI cards (Type II)

For further information, refer to the instructions supplied with your card(s).

Installing ExpressCards

There are two different width ExpressCards:

34 mm and 54 mm ("ExpressCard 34" and

"ExpressCard 54").

(Figure 31)

. The connector inside the slot is located on the left-hand side of the slot. If you insert a 34 mm card, be sure to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.

34 mm 54 mm

Figure 31. ExpressCard Sizes

62 - Using ExpressCards™

ExpressCards are installed in

the ExpressCard slot

(Figure 32)

See your ExpressCard manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require that your notebook is off while installing them.

ExpressCard

ExpressCard Slot

Figure 32. Installing/Removing ExpressCards

I

NSTALLING OR REMOVING AN

E

XPRESS

C

ARD DURING YOUR NOTEBOOK

S SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP

PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND

/

OR YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

D

O NOT INSERT AN

E

XPRESS

C

ARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON

THE CARD AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD

,

YOUR NOTEBOOK

,

OR BOTH

.

W

HEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR SYSTEM

,

THERE MAY BE A PLASTIC SLOT PROTECTOR INSTALLED IN THE

E

XPRESS

C

ARD SLOT

. B

EFORE INSTALLING AN

E

XPRESS

C

ARD

,

REMOVE THE SLOT PROTECTOR IN

ACCORDANCE WITH THE

"R

EMOVING

E

XPRESS

C

ARDS

"

SECTION

. W

HEN YOU DO NOT HAVE A CARD

INSTALLED IN THE SLOT

,

BE SURE TO RE

-

INSTALL THE SLOT PROTECTOR TO PREVENT THE SYSTEM

FROM BEING CONTAMINATED

.

Y

OU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS

A

DMINISTRATOR OR A MEMBER OF THE

A

DMINISTRATOR

S

G

ROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE

. I

F YOUR COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK

,

NETWORK POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE

.

63 - Using ExpressCards™

To install an ExpressCard, follow these steps:

1

Make sure there is no ExpressCard currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing ExpressCards.

2

Insert your ExpressCard into the slot with the product label facing up. If you are inserting a 34 mm card, be sure to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.

3

Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.

Removing ExpressCards

See your ExpressCard manual for specific instructions on removing your card; some cards may require your notebook to be in Sleep Mode or Off during removal.

W

INDOWS HAS A SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE FOR

E

XPRESS

C

ARDS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BEFORE

REMOVING A CARD

. (R

EVIEW YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT PROCEDURE

.).

I

F THE DIALOG BOX STATES THAT THE DEVICE CANNOT BE REMOVED

,

YOU MUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR

OPEN FILES

,

CLOSE ANY OPEN APPLICATIONS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

To remove an ExpressCard, press the card into the slot. This will cause the card to be ejected slightly out of the slot allowing you to remove the card.

64 - Using ExpressCards™

Memory Stick or Memory Stick PRO

Secure Digital (SD) Card

Memory Stick/SD Card Slot

Figure 33. Installing a Memory Stick or SD Card

Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot

Your LifeBook notebook supports the following memory cards, on which you can store and transfer data to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use flash memory architecture, which means they don’t need a power source to retain data.

SD Memory Card

Memory Stick Media

Memory Stick Select Media

Memory Stick Duo Media (Note: An adapter is required for Memory Stick Duo)

Memory Stick PRO Media

65 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot

S

OME OF THE MEDIA IN THE ABOVE LIST MAY HAVE MORE FEATURES THAN OTHERS

.

C

OPYRIGHT

P

ROTECTION

T

ECHNOLOGY CANNOT BE USED

.

M

ULTIMEDIA

C

ARDS

(MMC)

AND

S

ECURE

MMC

ARE NOT SUPPORTED

.

Memory Stick is a flash memory technology developed by Sony. Memory Stick allows you to record, transfer and share digital content, such as digital pictures, music, movies, voice, and computer data and applications.

Secure Digital (SD) Cards are very similar to Memory

Sticks, but they are shorter. Like the Memory Stick, SD

Cards allow portable storage among a variety of devices, such as cell phones, GPS systems, digital cameras, and

PDAs. SD Cards transfer data quickly, with low battery consumption.

Figure 34. Memory Stick and SD Cards

Inserting Memory Stick/SD Cards

Memory Sticks and SD Cards are inserted in the Memory Stick/SD Card slot

(Figure 34)

. To insert a Memory

Stick or SD Card, follow these steps:

I

NSERTING OR REMOVING A

M

EMORY

S

TICK OR

SD C

ARD DURING YOUR NOTEBOOK

S SHUTDOWN

OR BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND

/

OR YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

D

O NOT INSERT A CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD

AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD

,

YOUR NOTEBOOK

,

OR BOTH

.

1

See your Memory Stick or SD Card manual for instructions on the insertion of your card.

66 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot

2

Make sure there is no card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing a Memory Stick or SD Card.

3

Insert the card in an adapter, if required.

4

Insert your card into the slot with the product label facing up.

5

Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.

67 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot

Memory Upgrade Module

Your notebook has two memory slots. If you have a module installed in only one slot, you can increase your memory capacity by installing another memory module in the empty slot or by increasing the size of the single installed module. In order to optimize the dual-channel design, modules of equal capacity should be used.

Your notebook supports dual-channel memory, which can have a great effect upon system performance.

In order to support dual-channel memory, two DIMM modules must be installed in your computer.

D

O NOT REMOVE ANY SCREWS FROM THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE COMPARTMENT EXCEPT THOSE

SPECIFICALLY SHOWN IN THE DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE UPGRADE MODULE

.

T

HE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE

(ESD).

T

O MINIMIZE RISK TO THE MODULE

,

OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING

:

B

EFORE HANDLING A MEMORY MODULE

,

TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE

STATIC ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY

.

W

HEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE

,

HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO

TOUCH ANY CONTACTS OR CHIPS

. D

O NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR

COMPONENTS

;

THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS

.

P

OWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE YOU ADD OR REMOVE MEMORY MODULES

. E

VEN IF THE

SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR

S

LEEP STATES

,

DATA COULD BE LOST OR THE MEMORY COULD BE

DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM

.

T

HE INSTALLATION OF INCOMPATIBLE MEMORY MODULES CAN CAUSE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS WHICH

COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF DATA

. F

UJITSU HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU ONLY PURCHASE

ADDITIONAL MEMORY FROM THE

F

UJITSU ON

-

LINE ACCESSORY STORE AT

:

WWW

.

SHOPFUJITSU

.

COM

.

68 - Memory Upgrade Module

Installing a Memory Module

1

Turn off power to your LifeBook notebook and remove any power adapter.

2

Make sure that all the connector covers are closed.

3

Turn the LifeBook notebook bottom side up, with the front panel toward you.

4

Remove the screw at the front of the memory upgrade module compartment.

(Figure 35)

5

Remove the cover by tilting the front edge up, then pulling forward until the tabs on the cover are free.

6

Remove the memory upgrade module from the static guarded sleeve.

7

Align the memory upgrade module with the component side up. Align the connector edge of the memory upgrade module with the connector slot in the compartment. The connector will be pointing toward the rear of the notebook.

8

Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45° angle. Press the connector edge of the module firmly down and into the connector until it lodges under the retaining clip. You will hear a click

when it is properly in place.

(Figure 36)

9

Replace the cover by hooking the tabs under the rear edge of the compartment opening and tilting down until flush with the bottom of your notebook. Replace the screws.

Figure 35. Opening the Memory Compartment

Figure 36. Installing a Memory Upgrade Module

69 - Memory Upgrade Module

T

HE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS NOT SOMETHING YOU SHOULD ROUTINELY REMOVE FROM YOUR

NOTEBOOK

. O

NCE IT IS INSTALLED

,

YOU SHOULD LEAVE IT IN PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT TO INCREASE

SYSTEM MEMORY CAPACITY

.

Removing a Memory Upgrade Module

1

Perform steps 1 through 5 of Installing a Memory

Upgrade Module.

2

Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the memory upgrade module at the same time.

3

While holding the clips out, remove the module from the slot by lifting it up and pulling towards the rear of your LifeBook notebook.

(Figure 37)

4

Store the memory upgrade module in a static guarded sleeve.

5

Replace the cover by following steps 9 and 10 of

Installing a Memory Upgrade Module.

Figure 37. Removing a Memory Upgrade Module

A

FTER INSTALLING YOUR ADDED MEMORY MODULE

,

YOU MUST RESET THE POWER PLAN PARAMETERS

IN ORDER FOR THE

S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK MODE TO OPERATE PROPERLY ON YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

. S

EE

“H

IBERNATION

(S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK

) F

EATURE

ON PAGE

45.

70 - Memory Upgrade Module

Checking the Memory Capacity

Once you have changed the system memory capacity by replacing the installed module with a larger one, be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the change.

Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] > Control Panel (Classic View) > System. The amount of memory is displayed next to Memory (RAM):

The amount of memory displayed should be approximately the total of all memory modules installed.

There may be a discrepancy which is allocated for fixed video memory.

I

F THE TOTAL MEMORY DISPLAYED IS INCORRECT

,

CHECK THAT YOUR MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS

PROPERLY INSTALLED

. (I

F THE MODULE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED AND THE CAPACITY IS STILL NOT

CORRECTLY RECOGNIZED

,

SEE

T

ROUBLESHOOTING ON

PAGE

72.

71 - Memory Upgrade Module

Chapter 4

Troubleshooting Your LifeBook

Troubleshooting

There may be occasions when you encounter setup or operating problems that you can solve on the spot, or problems with peripheral devices that can be solved by replacing the device. The information in this section helps you isolate and resolve some straightforward issues and identify failures that require service.

Identifying the Problem

If you encounter a problem, go through the following procedure before pursuing complex troubleshooting:

1

Turn off your LifeBook notebook.

2

Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your notebook and to an active AC power source.

3

Make sure that any card installed in the ExpressCard slot is seated properly. You can also remove the card from the slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause of failure.

4

Make sure that any devices connected to the external connectors are plugged in properly. You can also disconnect such devices, thus eliminating them as possible causes of failure.

5

Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at least 10 seconds before you turn it back on.

6

Go through the boot sequence.

7

If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more detailed troubleshooting information.

72

I

F YOU KEEP NOTES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TRIED

,

YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE MAY BE

ABLE TO HELP YOU MORE QUICKLY BY GIVING ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OVER THE PHONE

.

8

If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your support representative:

Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support.

Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:

Product name

Product configuration number

Product serial number

Purchase date

Conditions under which the problem occurred

Any error messages that have occurred

Type of device connected, if any

See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your notebook for configuration and serial numbers.

D

O NOT RETURN A FAILED

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK TO

F

UJITSU UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A

R

ETURN

M

ATERIAL

A

UTHORIZATION

(RMA)

NUMBER FROM A SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE

.

73 - Troubleshooting

Specific Problems

Using the Troubleshooting Table

When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem column of the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to correct the condition under Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may not apply to your notebook.

Troubleshooting Table

ProblemPage ProblemPage

Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 75

Optical Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 75

Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 76

Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . . . page 76

Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 77

USB Device Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 77

ExpressCard Problems . . . . . . . . . page 78

Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 78

Shutdown and Startup Problems . page 81

Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 82

Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . page 84

74 - Troubleshooting

Problem

Audio Problems

There is no sound coming from the built-in speakers.

Possible Cause

The volume is turned too low.

The software volume control is set too low.

Possible Solutions

Adjust the volume control on your notebook and operating system.

Use the [Fn+F9] key combination on your keyboard. Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your notebook.

Manually adjusting the volume (i.e., using the Volume button or keyboard "hot keys") should dynamically adjust the volume of the operating (see above). If that doesn’t work, adjust the sound volume control settings in your software or application.

Plugging in headphones disables the built-in speakers. Remove the headphones.

Headphones are plugged into your

 notebook.

Software driver is not

 configured correctly.

The speakers have been muted using the

Volume icon in the system tray.

The Audio Driver may be installed or reinstalled by using the

Drivers and Applications CD that came with your LifeBook. Refer to your application and operating system documentation for help.

Click on the Volume icon in the tool tray on the bottom right of

 the screen. (It looks like a speaker). If the Mute box is checked, click on it to uncheck it. Pressing the [F3] key while holding the

[Fn] key will also toggle the audio on and off.

Optical Drive Problems

LifeBook notebook fails to recognize DVD/CD-

RW/CD-ROM’s.

The disc is not pushed down onto raised center circle of the drive.

Open optical drive tray and re-install the disc properly.

Optical drive tray is not latched shut.

DVD Player software not installed properly.

Push on the front of the optical drive tray until it latches. If that doesn’t work, pull out the modular drive latch to remove the device from the bay, then re-insert the drive until it latched; this ensures that the drive is properly seated.

Install DVD Player software. (

75 - Troubleshooting

Problem

LifeBook notebook fails to recognize DVD/CD-

RW/CD-ROM’s.

(continued)

LifeBook notebook fails to auto-play DVD movie.

Possible Cause

Wrong drive designator was used for the disc in the application.

Possible Solutions

Verify that the drive designator used by the application is the same as used by the operating system. When the OS is booted from a

DVD/CD, drive designators are automatically adjusted.

DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM is dirty or defective.

DVD player software is not installed.

Country designator could not be set correctly.

Wipe the disc with a non-abrasive CD cleaning cloth and reinsert.

It if still will not work try another disc in the drive.

Install DVD player software.

Select the DVD player software from the programs list and rightclick on the window. Select Properties and verify that the region selected is “USA, Canada.”

The drive access indicator on the Status Indicator

Panel blinks at regular intervals with no disc in the tray or the drive is not installed.

Hard Drive Problems

You cannot access your hard drive.

The Windows AutoPlay function is active and is checking to see if a

 disc is ready to run.

The wrong drive designator was used when a bootable disc was used to start the notebook.

This is normal. However, you may disable this feature by going to

Control Panel > AutoPlay.

Verify drive designator used by application is in use by the operating system. When the operating system is booted from a CD, drive designations are automatically adjusted.

Security is set so your

OS cannot be started without a password.

Keyboard or Mouse Problems

The built-in keyboard does not seem to work.

The notebook has gone into Standby mode.

Verify your password and security settings.

Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

NumLock key is set.

Press the NumLock key to reset it.

76 - Troubleshooting

Problem

You have installed an external keyboard or mouse, and it does not seem to work.

Possible Cause

Your external device is not properly installed.

Your operating system software is not set up with correct software driver for that device.

You have connected an external keyboard or a mouse and it seems to be locking up the system.

Your operating system software is not setup with correct driver.

Your system has crashed.

Possible Solutions

Re-install your device. See “Device Ports” on page 47.

Check your device and operating system documentation and

 activate the proper driver.

Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.

Try to restart your LifeBook notebook. If that fails, turn off the power using the power/suspend/resume button, wait at least 10 seconds, and then power on. If turning off power with the power/suspend/resume button fails, the button has likely been set to suspend or hibernate. In that case, disconnect the power cord, then remove and re-insert the battery.

Memory Problems

Your System Properties screen does not show the correct amount of installed memory.

Your memory upgrade module is not properly installed.

You have a memory

 failure.

USB Device Problems

You have installed a USB device. Your notebook does not recognize the device, or the device does not seem to work properly.

The device is not properly installed.

Remove and re-install your memory upgrade module.

See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 68.

Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages.

See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 85.

Remove and re-install the device. See “Device Ports” on page 47.

77 - Troubleshooting

Problem

You have installed a USB device. Your notebook does not recognize the device, or the device does not seem to work properly.

(continued)

Possible Cause

The device may have been installed while an application was running, so your notebook is not aware of its installation.

Possible Solutions

Close the application and restart your notebook.

Your device may not have the correct software driver active.

See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.

ExpressCard Problems

A card inserted in the

ExpressCard slot does not work or is locking up the system.

The card is not properly installed.

Remove and re-install the card. See “Using ExpressCards™” on

page 62.

Close the application and restart your notebook.

The card may have been installed while an application was running, so your notebook is not aware of its installation.

Your software may not have the correct software driver active.

See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.

You may have the wrong I/O address selected for your card.

Your card and another device are assigned the same I/O address.

Power Failures

You turn on the system and nothing seems to happen.

The Power adapter (AC or auto/airline) is faulty.

See your ExpressCard documentation to determine the required

I/O address. Change the settings in Device Manager.

Check all I/O addresses located within the Device Manager and any other installed hardware or software to make sure there are no duplications.

Try a different Power adapter or install a charged optional second battery.

78 - Troubleshooting

Problem

You turn on your LifeBook notebook and nothing seems to happen.

(continued)

Your LifeBook notebook turns off all by itself.

Possible Cause

The installed primary battery is completely discharged, there is no optional second battery installed or there is no

Power adapter installed.

Possible Solutions

Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and

condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 21. Install a charged battery or a Power adapter.

The primary battery is installed but is faulty.

The battery or batteries are low.

The power adapter (AC or auto/airline) is not plugged in properly.

The power adapter has no power from the AC outlet, airplane seat jack, or cigarette lighter.

The power management parameters are set for auto timeouts which are too short for your operating needs.

You have a battery

 failure.

Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the presence and condi-

tion of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 21. If a

battery is indicating a short, remove that battery and operate from another power source or replace that battery.

Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and

condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 21. Use a Power adapter to operate until a battery is

charged or install a charged battery.

Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. See “Power

Sources” on page 33.

Move the AC cord to a different outlet, check for a line switch or tripped circuit breaker for the AC outlet. If you are using an auto/airline adapter in a car make sure the ignition switch is in the

On or Accessories position.

Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Options Properties located in the Control Panel to adjust the timeout values to better suit your needs.

Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator

panel, and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See

“Status Indicator Panel” on page 21.

79 - Troubleshooting

Problem

Your LifeBook notebook turns off all by itself.

(continued)

Possible Cause

You are operating on battery power and ignored a low battery alarm until the battery is at the dead battery state and the system has gone into Dead Battery Suspend mode.

Possible Solutions

Install a power adapter and then push the Power/Sus-

pend/Resume button. See “Power Sources” on page 33.

Your power adapter has failed or lost power.

Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet has power.

Replace the battery with a charged one or install a power adapter.

Your LifeBook notebook will not work on battery alone.

The installed battery is dead.

No battery is installed.

Install a charged battery.

The batteries seem to discharge too quickly.

The batteries are improperly installed.

Your installed batteries are faulty.

You are running an application that uses a lot of power due to frequent hard drive or optical drive access, or use of a modem, LAN PC card, Wireless LAN, or

Bluetooth device.

The power savings features may be disabled.

Verify that the batteries are properly connected by re-installing them.

Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator

panel and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See

“Status Indicator Panel” on page 21.

Use both the primary battery and an optional second battery and/or use a power adapter for this application when at all

 possible.

Check the Power Options menu settings and adjust according to your operating needs.

80 - Troubleshooting

Problem

The batteries seem to

 discharge too quickly.

(continued)

Possible Cause

The brightness is turned all the way up.

The batteries are very old.

The batteries have

 been exposed to high temperatures.

The batteries are too hot or too cold.

Possible Solutions

Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher the brightness the more power your display uses.

Replace the batteries.

Replace the batteries.

Restore the notebook to normal operating temperature. Charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when battery is outside of operating range.

Shutdown and Startup Problems

The Suspend/Resume

 button does not work.

Suspend/Resume

 button is disabled.

There may be application software conflict.

The system powers up, and displays power on information, but fails to load the operating system.

The boot sequence settings of the setup utility are not compatible with your configuration.

You have a secured system requiring a password to load your operating system.

An error message is displayed on the screen during the notebook (boot) sequence.

Power On Self Test

(POST) has detected a problem.

Enable the button by going to the Control Panel > Power Options

Properties and select the “Choose what the power button does” option.

Close all applications and try the button again.

Set the operating source by pressing the [ESC] key while the

Fujitsu logo is on screen or use the [F2] key and enter the setup

utility and adjust the source settings from the Boot menu. See

“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 39.

Make sure you have the right password. Enter the setup utility and

verify the Security settings and modify them as accordingly. See

“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 39.

See the Power On Self Test (POST) messages to determine the meaning and severity of the problem. Not all messages are errors;

some are simply status indicators. See “Power On Self Test Mes-

sages” on page 85.

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Problem

Your notebook appears to change setup parameters when you start it.

Possible Cause

BIOS setup changes were not saved when made and you exited the setup utility.

The BIOS CMOS holdup battery has failed.

Possible Solutions

Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when exiting the

BIOS setup utility.

Your system display won’t turn on when the system is turned on or has resumed.

Video Problems

The built-in display is blank when you turn on your Life-

Book notebook.

You have installed the

LifeBook/Security Application panel.

The notebook is set for an external monitor only.

Contact your support representative for repairs. This is not a user serviceable part but has a normal life of 3 to 5 years.

Check the Status Indicator Panel for presence of the Security icon.

If it is visible, enter your password See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 21.

Pressing [F10] while holding down the [Fn] key opens the Fujitsu

Display Manager, which allows you to change display devices.

The display angle and brightness settings are not adequate for your lighting conditions.

Move the display and the brightness control until you have adequate visibility. Pressing either the [F6] or [F7] keys while holding down the [Fn] key also allows you to change the brightness level of the display.

The built-in display is blank when you turn on your Life-

Book notebook.

(continued)

The power management timeouts may be set for very short intervals and you failed to notice the display come on and go off again.

Press a keyboard button or move the mouse to restore operation.

If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. (The display may be shut off by Standby mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)

The notebook turned on with a series of beeps and the built-in display is blank.

Power On Self Test has detected a failure which does not allow the display to operate.

Contact your support representative.

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Problem

The display goes blank by itself after you have been using it.

Possible Cause

The notebook has gone into Video timeout,

Standby mode, or Saveto-Disk mode because you have not used it for a period of time.

Possible Solutions

Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup utility to

adjust the timeout values to better suit your operation needs. See

“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 39.

The power management timeouts may be set for very short intervals and you failed to notice the display come on and go off again.

Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

(The display may be shut off by Standby Mode, Auto Suspend or

Video Timeout)

Your display won’t turn on when the system is turned on or when it has resumed.

The display does not close.

Foreign object (like a paper clip) is stuck between the display and keyboard.

The display has bright or dark spots.

The system may be password-protected.

If the spots are very tiny and few in number, this is normal for a large

LCD display.

Check the status indicator panel to verify that the Security icon is blinking. If it is blinking, enter your password.

Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.

This is normal; do nothing.

If the spots are numerous or large enough to interfere with your operation needs.

Display is faulty; contact your support representative.

The display is dark when on battery power.

The Power Management utility default is set on low brightness to conserve power.

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Press [Fn] + [F7] to increase brightness or double-click on the battery gauge and adjust Power Control under battery settings.

Problem

The application display uses only a portion of your screen and is surrounded by a dark frame.

Possible Cause

An application is

 running that does not support the system’s native pixel resolution and display compression is enabled.

Possible Solutions

Display compression gives a clearer but smaller display for applications that do not support the native pixel resolution. You can fill the screen but have less resolution by changing display compression settings, (See Video Features submenu located within the

Advanced menu of the BIOS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on

page 39.

You have connected an external monitor and it does not display any information.

Your external monitor is not properly installed.

Your operating system is not setup with the correct software driver for that device.

Reinstall your device. See “External Video Port” on page 50.

Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.

You have connected an external monitor and it does not come on.

Miscellaneous Problems

Your external monitor is not compatible with your

LifeBook notebook.

Error message is displayed on the screen during the operation of an application.

Application software often has its own set of error message displays.

See your monitor documentation and the External Monitor Sup-

port portions of the Specifications section. See “Specifications” on page 109.

See your application manual and help displays screens for

 more information. Not all messages are errors some may simply be status.

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Power On Self Test Messages

The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation both on screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference to the message and its meaning is not clear, contact your support representative for assistance.

The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation both on screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference to the message and its meaning is not clear, contact your support representative for assistance.

nnnn Memory Cache Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested by the Power On Self

Test. (This can only appear if you have an SRAM PC Card installed.)

Floppy Disk drive A error or Floppy Disk drive B error

Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS Power On Self Test diskette tests. Check to see that the drive

is defined with the proper diskette type in the Setup Utility, See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 39. and that

the diskette drive is installed correctly. If the disk drive is properly defined and installed, avoid using it and contact your support representative.

*Extended Memory Failed at address line: xx

Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed memory upgrade module, verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, you may want to check your

Windows Setup to be sure it is not using unavailable memory until you can contact your support representative.

nnnn Extended RAM Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes successfully tested.

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*Failure Fixed Disk n (where x=1-4)

The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to check for the hard drive type settings and correct them if necessary. If the settings are OK and the message appears when you restart the system, there may be a serious fault which might cause you to lose data if you continue. Contact your support representative.

*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP

Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to correct the inconsistency.

*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP

Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to correct the inconsistency.

*Invalid NVRAM Data

Problem with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that you see this message you may have some display problems. You can continue operating but should contact your support representative for more information.

*Keyboard controller error

The keyboard controller test failed. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.

*Keyboard error

Keyboard not working. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.

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*Stuck Key

BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code for the stuck key. You may have to replace your keyboard but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.

*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP

Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup. This error probably means your BIOS is corrupted, run the setup utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you still get this error, contact your support representative.

*Operating system not found

Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both the fixed disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you have changed your installation greatly, the operating system should be on drive C:. If the setup utility is correctly set, your hard drive may be corrupted.

*Parity Check 1 nnnn

Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact your support representative.

*Parity Check 2 nnnn

Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data-destroying failure. Contact

 your support representative.

*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP

Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the [F2] key to enter Setup and change any settings.

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*Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used

Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully. The Power On Self Test will load default values and offer to run Setup. If the previous failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not corrected, the next boot will likely fail also. If using the default settings does not allow you to complete a successful boot sequence, you should turn off the power and contact your support representative.

*Real time clock error

Real-time clock fails BIOS test. May require board repair. Contact your support representative.

*Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn

Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected. You are risking data corruption if you continue. Contact your support representative.

nnnn Shadow RAM Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.

*System battery is dead – Replace and run SETUP

The BIOS CMOS RAM memory hold up battery is dead. This is part of your BIOS and is a board mounted battery which requires a support representative to change. You can continue operating but you will have to use setup utility default values or reconfigure your setup utility every time you turn off your notebook.

System BIOS shadowed

System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.

*System CMOS checksum bad – Default Configuration Used

BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that changes data stored in BIOS memory. Run Setup and reconfigure the system.

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*System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn

System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected. This means that there is a fault in your built-in memory. If you continue to operate, you risk corrupting your data. Contact your support representative for repairs.

nnnn System Memory Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of system memory in kilobytes successfully tested.

*System timer error

The timer test failed. The main clock that operates the computer is faulty. Requires repair of system board.

Contact your support representative for repairs.

Video BIOS shadowed

Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.

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Restoring Your System Image and Software

It is very important that you create DVD copies of your Factory Image and Bootable Disc (along with other applicable media such as Drivers and Applications and Restore media and application discs) before beginning to use your system. To do so, follow the instructions in the “Saving Your

Factory Image” and “Creating Backup Images of Factory Image, DAR, and Discs” sections of this chapter.

Saving and Recovering Your Factory and System Images

Along with instructions on saving your Factory Image, this document outlines several other important procedures, such as making a system image, restoring your Factory Image and system images, managing your images, and restoring the partitions on a hard drive.

I

N ORDER TO INSTALL APPLICATIONS AND DRIVERS

,

MAKE COPIES OF FACTORY AND SYSTEM

IMAGES

,

AND BURN

DAR

S

,

APPLICATION MEDIA

,

AND BOOTABLE DISCS

YOU MUST HAVE AN

INTERNAL OR EXTERNALLY CONNECTED WRITABLE

DVD

DRIVE

.

I

T IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COPY YOUR

F

ACTORY

I

MAGE TO REMOVABLE MEDIA

(

E

.

G

.,

DVD

DISCS

). F

AILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN AN INABILITY TO RESTORE THE IMAGE AT A

FUTURE DATE

.

W

E RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE

DVD-R

OR

DVD+R

DISCS FOR YOUR BACKUP

,

BUT SUPPORTED

MEDIA

*

FOR IMAGE BACKUPS INCLUDE

:

F

OR FACTORY IMAGE

, DAR,

APPLICATION DATA

,

AND BOOTABLE DISC

: DVD-R/+R.

F

OR USER

-

CREATED BACKUP IMAGE

: DVD-R/+R, DVD-RW/+RW, DVD-DL.

* D

EPENDING UPON YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE AND MEDIA FORMAT USED

,

SOME MEDIA TYPES MAY BE

INCOMPATIBLE FOR CREATING IMAGE BACKUPS

.

D

UE TO CERTAIN LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

,

SOME THIRD

-

PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL NEED TO BE

INSTALLED SEPARATELY USING THE APPLICATION MEDIA BUNDLED WITH YOUR SYSTEM

.

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Saving your Factory Image

When you purchased your new system, a copy of the pre-installed Factory Image was loaded into a hidden partition on your hard disk drive. Having a copy of the original Factory Image available to you means that in the event of system failure, you will be able to restore it to its original state.

After you launch the ClickMe! utility when you first start up your system, you should make a copy of the Factory Image to DVD discs. You will need four or five blank discs (DVD-R or

DVD+R discs are recommended) in order to create the copy. After creating the copy, be sure to label the discs and keep them in a safe place to ensure they do not get damaged.

ClickMe!

Creating Backup Images of Factory Image, DAR, and Discs

S

OME CONFIGURATIONS OF CERTAIN

L

IFE

B

OOK MODELS DO NOT HAVE APPLICATIONS LOADED ON THE

HARD DRIVE

;

RATHER

,

THEY ARE LOADED ON THE

DAR

DISC

. P

LEASE TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT WHEN

READING THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES

.

Using the [Manage/Change] button, you can create backup images of the Factory Image, Application

Disc, DAR, or Bootable Disc.

W

HEN YOU ARE PROMPTED TO INSERT A DISC FOR BACKUP

,

FIRST MARK THE DISC WITH A PERMANENT

MARKER AND INCLUDE YOUR SYSTEM MODEL NUMBER AND THE NAME OF THE DISC

(

AS PROMPTED ON

THE SCREEN

).

1

Launch My Recovery from desktop icon

2

Select [Manage/Create]-> [Factory Image], then click [Make DVD].

3

Select the type of media to which you are writing. In the “#” field, the required number of blank discs is displayed.

For example, if “4” appears in the box, four images -- two Factory Image Discs, DAR Disc, and Bootable Disc

-- are in the hidden partition. In some cases the box may display “5” if the Application Disc is required.

4

If you wish to create Recovery Discs, use a permanent marker to label a blank disc with your system model and

“Recovery Disc #1”.

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5

Insert the blank Recovery Disc #1 in the DVD drive and click [Yes] to create the first Recovery Disc. If you click

[No], you will proceed to the Recovery Disc #2 creation procedure. If you click [Cancel], you will return to the main menu.

6

After the Recovery Disc #1 has been created, you will be asked if you would like to create a Recovery Disc #2.

If you do, first use a permanent marker to label a blank disc with your system model and “Recovery Disc #2”.

7

Insert the blank Recovery Disc #2 in the DVD drive and click [Yes] to create the second Recovery Disc. If you click [No], you will proceed to the Application Disc creation procedure. If you click [Cancel], you will return to the main menu.

A

SEPARATE

A

PPLICATION

D

ISC IS CREATED ONLY FOR SYSTEMS WHICH DO NOT BACK UP THE

APPLICATIONS ON THE

DAR D

ISC

. I

F YOUR SYSTEM HAS ALREADY BACKED UP THE APPLICATIONS ON

THE

DAR D

ISC

,

YOU WILL NOT BE PROMPTED TO CREATE ONE

.

8

After the Recovery Disc #2 has been created, you may be asked if you would like to create an Application Disc.

If you do, first use a permanent marker to label a blank disc with your system model and “Application Disc”.

9

Insert the blank Application Disc in the DVD drive and click [Yes] to create the Application Disc. If you click [No], you will proceed to the Drivers and Applications Restore Disc creation procedure.If you click [Cancel], you will return to the main menu.

10

After the Application disc has been created, you will be asked if you would like to create a Drivers and

Applications Restore Disc. If you do, first use a permanent marker to label a blank disc with your system model and ““Drivers and Applications Restore Disc”.

11

Insert the disc in the DVD drive, then click [Yes] to create the DAR disc. If you click [No], you will proceed to the

Bootable Disc creation procedure. If you click [Cancel], you will return to the main menu.

12

After the DAR disc has been created, you will be asked if you would like to create a Bootable Disc. If you do, first use a permanent marker to label a blank disc with your system model and “Bootable Disc”.

13

Insert the blank Bootable Disc in the DVD drive and click [Yes] to create the Bootable Disc. If you click [Cancel], you will return to the main menu.

14

After the Bootable Disc has been created, a message stating “Backup disc was created successfully” will be displayed. Click [OK].

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Recovering Your Factory Image

In the event you need to restore your original Factory Image, perform the following steps. Note that there may be some third-party applications that need to be installed from the application media bundled with your system.

A

LL USER

-

CREATED DATA WILL BE DELETED FROM YOUR SYSTEM

WHEN THE

F

ACTORY

I

MAGE IS

RESTORED

.

In order to recover your Factory Image, perform the steps outlined in “Running Recovery and Utility from hard disk”.

Backing Up a System Image

User-Configured System Backups: On your desktop, there is a [MyRecovery] icon that allows you to make backups of your current system image either to another location on your hard drive or on removable media. A system image is the configuration of your C: drive at a particular point of time. You may want to make system image backups occasionally in order to have points to which you can return without having to go all the way back to the

Factory Image.

My Recovery

By default, system images are saved in the D: drive in the MyRecovery folder. You can also elect to save the image to an external hard drive.

1

Click the [MyRecovery] icon on your desktop.

2

Click the [Backup] button on the MyRecovery screen.

3

On the next screen that appears, you can enter up to 200 characters of information about the backup file. This information will help you to identify the image at a later date.

4

Click the [Next] button and the system will reboot.

5

After rebooting, the “Creating of the backup image” window appears, in which you can either click [Create the image on D drive] or [Select the drive] if you want to save to an external hard disk drive.

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6

An image appears showing you graphically how the image will be stored. Click the [Next] button.

7

Click [Execute] to start the backup.

Managing Your Backup Images

With the MyRecovery tool you can also make copies of backup images, archive them on DVD, or delete them from your hard drive.

1

To begin, click the [MyRecovery] icon on your desktop.

2

Click the [Manage/Create] button in the MyRecovery window.

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3

When the MyRecovery Manager window appears, click [Manage Backup Images].

4

In the next window, a list of your backup images appears. Below the list are three buttons allowing you to [Make

DVD], [Copy], or [Delete] your backup images.

5

Select an image title from the list, then click the action button you would like to perform.

6

Note that you need to have an external disk drive connected for the [Copy] button to be enabled. If you elect to copy the image, you will be prompted to enter the destination. If you are ready to copy, click [OK] to proceed.

A progress screen appears while the backup copy is being made.

7

Note that if you copy an image to an external hard drive, both the original and the copy will appear in the [Backup

Images] window with identical names, dates, and file sizes, but with the different drive letter to distinguish them.

Before you select [Make DVD], make sure you have a recordable DVD drive connected and blank DVDs available.

Using the Recovery and Utility Tools

The Recovery and Utility tools consist of a variety of tools that will help you recover your Factory Image, recover system images, and delete the data from your hard disk.

Methods for accessing the utilities

Recovery and Utility Tools are preinstalled in a hidden partition by the factory, or they can be accessed by using the bootable disc. Please note that you can delete Recovery and Utility tools from your hard disk drive if you modify the partitions. In this case you will not be able to use the hidden partition for booting to Recovery and Utility Tools, but you will still be able to boot from the Bootable Disc.

Determining whether Recovery and Utility is pre-loaded

1

Turn on or reboot your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key.

2

From the Boot Menu that appears, check whether the <Recovery and Utility> option is present. If it is not present, it means that the utility must be used from the disc. Proceed to “Running Recovery and Utility from the

Bootable Disc” if <Recovery and Utility> is unavailable.

3

You can also use the SecureCore menu to determine whether the utility is pre-loaded by powering on your system then pressing the [Enter] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. The SecureCore Menu will appear and the Recovery and Utility option will appear in the menu.

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Running Recovery and Utility from hard disk

1

Turn on or reboot your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key.

2

Cursor down to <Recovery and Utility> and press the [Enter] key.

3

While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.

4

When the System Recovery Options dialog opens, select a new keyboard layout, if necessary, then click [Next].

5

When the Operating System dialog appears, select “Use recovery tools...”, then click [Next].

6

If necessary, enter your password, then click [OK].

7

When System Recovery Options window appears, click on Recovery and Utility.

8

The Recovery and Utility screen appears on the screen with three tabs: Diagnostics, Recovery and Utility.

Please note that Diagnostics tab is not supported on certain LifeBook/Stylistic models when running Recovery and Utility from the hard disk. In order to restore the operating system, please use the middle icon “Restoring the Factory Image (only C:\drive)” under the Recovery tab.

Running Recovery and Utility from the Bootable disc

T

HE BOOTABLE DISC CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE SYSTEM WITH WHICH IT WAS CREATED

.

To verify/change the boot-up priority (rather than booting-up from the hard drive or an external floppy disk drive), perform the following steps:

1

Power on your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad button; the SecureCore™ Menu will appear.

2

Select the Boot Menu from the SecureCore Menu.

3

Highlight the CD/DVD option.

4

Insert the bootable disc into the drive tray.

5

Click [OK]. While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.

6

When the System Recovery Options dialog opens, select a new keyboard layout, if necessary, then click [Next].

7

When the Operating System dialog appears, click [Next].

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8

If necessary, enter your password, then click [OK].

9

When System Recovery Options window appears, click on Recovery and Utility.

10

When the Recovery and Utility screen appears, three tabs will be present: Diagnostics, Recovery, and Utility.

Recovery and Utility tabs

Diagnostics tab: The Diagnostics tool is designed for use by IT professionals. It is not likely you will need to use this tool. When you select devices from the Diagnosis window then click [Execute], several tests are performed on the selected components.

Recovery tab: The Recovery tab contains three tools: Recovering User-Configured System Backups,

Restoring the Factory Image (only C: drive), and Restoring the Factory Image (full hard drive recovery).

You can use these tools to restore the Factory Image from the hidden partition, restore backup image(s) created by you or images stored on DVD discs, and perform a full hard drive recovery. Please refer to instructions above for details on how to create Factory Image Recovery DVDs, user backup DVDs and system image backup.

Utility tab: The Utility tab contains three tools: Hard Disk Data Delete, Restore Recovery and Utility, and

Windows Complete PC Restore.

The Hard Disk Data Delete utility is used to delete all data on the hard disk and prevent the data from being reused. NOTE: Do not use the Hard Disk Data Delete utility unless you are

absolutely certain that you want to erase your entire hard disk, including all partitions.

Restore Recovery and Utility allows you to restore the first hidden partition.

Windows Complete PC Restore utility allows you to restore an image created with Windows

Backup and Restore Center. Complete PC Restore will overwrite the data on your hard disk drive.

Recovering your Factory Image using Recovery and Utility (for new hard drive or non-bootable hard drive)

If you have installed a new hard drive or your hard drive is not bootable, perform the following steps. Note that first you will need to create new partitions on the hard drive, then restore the Factory Image:

1

Power on your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad button; the SecureCore™ Menu will appear.

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2

Select the Boot Menu from the SecureCore Menu.

3

Highlight the CD/DVD option.

4

Insert the bootable disc in your DVD drive, then click [OK].

5

When System Recovery Options window appears, click on <Recovery and Utility>.

6

When the System Recovery Options dialog opens, select a new keyboard layout, if necessary, then click [Next].

7

When the Operating System dialog appears, click [Next].

8

If necessary, enter your password, then click [OK].

9

When System Recovery Options window appears, click on Recovery and Utility.

10

Click the Recovery tab in the Recovery and Utility window, then click Restoring the Factory Image icon.

11

Click [Execute].

12

Read the precautions, then select “I Agree”. Click [Next], then click [Execute] to start the recovery process.

13

“1. Recovery Disc Check” will be in bold and the rest will be grayed out. Follow the instructions and “Insert the

Recovery Disc #1”. In some cases, you may prompted to “Insert the Recovery Disc #2”, depending upon the size of the Recovery Image

14

Click [Next] to begin the check. Click [Next] again when the check is complete.

15

“2. Initializing hard disk drive” will be in bold with the message “Please insert the Bootable Disc into your optical drive”. Insert the bootable disc. Click [Next] to proceed. A dialog box appears, with a checking disc message.

16

“Warning All DATA on the Hard Disk will be completely erased!!!” will appear. Select [OK]. The partition creation process will begin.

17

“3. Restoring Factory Image to hidden partition” will be in bold with the message “Please insert the Recovery

Disk#1 into the optical drive”. Click [Next] to proceed.

18

After completion, the tool will automatically go to the next step to restore the image back to c:\ drive.

19

When restoration is complete, you will see the message “Restoration has been completed. Click [OK] to reboot the computer.” Click [OK].

Along with instructions on saving your Factory Image and other backup media, the manual outlines several other important procedures, such as making a system image, restoring your Factory Image and system images, managing your images, and restoring the partitions on a hard drive.

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Automatically Downloading Driver Updates

Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system.

The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the icons to find the correct one). If the icon does not appear in the system tray, go to [Start] -> All Programs, and click on Fujitsu Driver Update; this will create the icon automatically.

To invoke the FDU menu, right-click on the FDU icon. The menu contains the following items:

Check for updates now

Allows for manual driver update search. The first time it is used, you are prompted to agree to a user agreement. After you click the icon, FDU automatically connects with the Fujitsu site to check for updates and downloads them. While downloading, the icon has a red bar through it, indicating that it cannot be used while the download is in process. When the update is complete, a message appears informing you.

Enable Automatic Update Notifications

Automatically searches for new updates on a regular basis (approximately every 3 days).

Show update history

Brings up a screen that displays a history of updates that have been made via the FDU.

About Fujitsu Driver Update

Displays the FDU version number and copyright information.

Fujitsu Driver Update Readme

Displays the FDU readme.

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Chapter 5

Care and Maintenance

Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.

T

HE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE

(ESD).

T

O MINIMIZE RISK TO THE COMPONENTS

,

OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS

:

B

EFORE DOCKING OR UNDOCKING YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

(

WHEN USING A PORT REPLICATOR

),

IT IS

A GOOD PRACTICE TO ALWAYS TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY

BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY

.

B

E SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

. E

VEN

IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR STANDBY STATES

,

DATA COULD BE LOST OR MEMORY COULD BE

DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM

.

W

HEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE

,

HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO TOUCH ANY

CONTACTS OR CHIPS

. B

E CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR

COMPONENTS

;

THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS

.

E

LECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF MISUSED

. O

PERATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT OR SIMILAR

PRODUCTS

,

MUST ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT

. D

O NOT ALLOW CHILDREN ACCESS TO THE INTERIOR OF

ANY ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DO NOT PERMIT THEM TO HANDLE ANY CABLES

.

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Your LifeBook notebook is a durable but sensitive electronic device. Treat it with respect and care.

Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable carrying case.

Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation instructions closely.

Keep it away from food and beverages.

To protect your notebook from damage and to optimize system performance, be sure to keep all air

vents unobstructed, clean, and clear of debris. This may require periodic cleaning, depending upon the environment in which the system is used.

Do not operate the notebook in areas where the air vents can be obstructed, such as in tight enclosures or on soft surfaces like a bed or cushion.

If you accidentally spill liquid on your LifeBook notebook:

1

Turn it off.

2

Position it so that the liquid can run out.

3

Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.

4

If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative.

Do not use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).

Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.

Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other environmental hazards.

Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140°

F (60° C) may damage your notebook.

Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots when they are not in use.

Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.

If you are carrying your LifeBook notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure that there are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.

Never position your notebook such that the optical drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.

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Cleaning your LifeBook notebook

Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.)

Clean your LifeBook notebook with a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.

Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners.

Always shut down the computer, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery when cleaning or disinfecting the computer exterior, keyboard or LCD display.

NOTE: Avoid wetting the thermal suede in all cases.

Cleaning guidelines using recommended off-the-shelf cleaners

Computer exterior, computer keyboard

To clean the exterior and keyboard, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:

Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit

Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes

3M CL563 Cleaner Wipes

Note: After cleaning with one of these products, gently polish with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth until the solution is no longer visible.

LCD display

To clean the LCD display, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:

Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit

Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes

* Applies to Tablet PC, convertible PC with LCD shield, and standard notebook LCD displays.

Wipe the LCD surface gently, allowing it to dry before turning on the computer.

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Disinfecting LifeBook computers

Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based germicide which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA.

U

SE OF INCORRECT CLEANERS CAN RESULT IN OPTICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE

LCD

AND

/

OR DAMAGE TO THE

COMPUTER

. A

LWAYS REFER TO THE CLEANER MANUFACTURER

'

S GUIDELINES AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA

SHEETS FOR PROPER HANDLING AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS

.

N

EVER USE AMMONIA

,

ACIDIC

,

OR ALKALINE CLEANERS OR ORGANIC CHEMICALS SUCH AS PAINT THINNER

,

ACETONE

,

PROPYL OR ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL

,

OR KEROSENE

. I

T MAY DAMAGE SURFACE FINISHES AND THE

COATING OF THE

LCD

SCREEN

.

N

EVER USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING

S

TYLISTIC AND

L

IFE

B

OOK

PC

S

.

Cleaning the dust filter

Your LifeBook is equipped with fans to make air flow inside by pulling in outside air to cool the inside of the system. Depending on the environment in which the system is used, dust and dirt may be pulled in along with the air. Accumulated dust and dirt could impair the function of the system.

R

EMOVE

AC A

DAPTER

: B

EFORE REMOVING THE FILTER

,

TURN OFF THE SYSTEM AND PERIPHERALS

AND DISCONNECT THE

AC

ADAPTER

.

C

LEANING THE FILTER

:

- D

O NOT USE DETERGENT

- A

VOID DAMAGING THE FILTER

;

DAMAGE TO THE FILTER IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY

.

- U

SE PLASTIC TOOLS TO CLEAN THE FILTER

. M

ETAL OR WOODEN TOOLS COULD DAMAGE THE FILTER

.

ESD: B

EFORE CLEANING THE FILTER

,

TOUCH A METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY

.

1

Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter.

2

Close the display panel and turn the system upside down.

3

Remove the dust filter by pressing the latch towards the filter and lifting it out (Figure 38).

4

Carefully clean the dust filter and the air-cooling duct.

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Latch

Key

Figure 38. Removing/installing the dust filter

5

Put back the dust filter by inserting the end without latch first (positioning the key inside first), and pushing in

 the filter until it latches.

A

LWAYS BE SURE THE DUST FILTER IS INSTALLED WHEN RUNNING YOUR SYSTEM

. N

OT USING THE

FILTER COULD CAUSE CONTAMINATION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEM

.

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Storing your LifeBook notebook

If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn your LifeBook notebook off, fully charge the

 battery, then remove and store all Lithium ion batteries.

Store your notebook and batteries separately. If you store your LifeBook with a battery installed, the battery will discharge, and battery life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery might damage your LifeBook.

Store your Fujitsu LifeBook in a cool, dry location. Temperatures should remain between 13ºF

(-25ºC) and 140ºF (60ºC).

A

LWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND

/

OR PACKAGING IT

. A

FTER SHUTTING DOWN THE

SYSTEM

,

WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS

LED

PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF

(

I

.

E

.,

NO LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED

).

I

T IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU

CLOSE THE LID

. T

HIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE

-OS

BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME

OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER

.

A

TTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK

OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED

.

Traveling with your LifeBook notebook

Do not transport your notebook while it is turned on.

It is recommended that you carry your notebook with you while traveling, rather than checking it in as baggage.

Always bring your System Recovery CD that came with your notebook when you travel. If you experience system software problems while traveling, you may need it to correct any problems.

Never put your notebook through a metal detector. Have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. You can however, put your notebook through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of the machine and remove it as soon as possible or have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. Security officials may require you to turn your notebook on, so make sure you have a charged battery on hand.

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Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling overseas. Check the following diagram to determine which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel agent.

Outlet Type Location

United States, Canada, parts of Latin

America, Mexico, Japan, Korea, the

Philippines, Taiwan

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent

States (CIS), most of Europe, parts of Latin

America, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Hong

Kong, India, most of South Asia

United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia,

Singapore, parts of Africa

China, Australia, New Zealand

Batteries

Caring for your Batteries

Always handle batteries carefully.

Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object).

Do not carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects. Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.

Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.

Recharge batteries only as described in this manual and only in ventilated areas.

Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a day or two. Intense heat can shorten the life of your battery.

Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6 months without recharging it.

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Increasing Battery Life

Power your LifeBook notebook through the AC or optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.

If your notebook is running on battery power all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight to recharge the battery.

Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.

Set the power management for maximum battery life.

Put your notebook in Standby mode when it is turned on and you are not actually using it.

Limit your media drive access.

Disable the Media Player auto insert notification function.

Always use fully charged batteries.

Eject ExpressCards when not in use.

Media Care

Caring for your Media (DVD/CD/CD-R/BD)

Media discs are precision devices and will function reliably if given reasonable care.

Always store your media disc in its case when it is not in use.

Always handle discs by the edges and avoid touching the surface.

Avoid storing any media discs in extreme temperatures.

Do not bend media discs or set heavy objects on them.

Do not spill liquids on media discs.

Do not scratch or get dust on media discs.

Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen or pencil. Always use a felt pen.

If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs.

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If a disc is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth starting from the inner edge and wiping to the outer edge.

Caring for your Optical Drive

Your optical drive is durable but you must treat it with care. Please pay attention to the following points:

The drive rotates the compact disc at a very high speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock

 or vibration with the power on.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be exposed to extreme temperatures.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it is damp or dusty.

Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be subjected to shock or vibration.

Do not disassemble or dismantle the optical drive.

Use of a commercially available lens cleaner is recommended for regular maintenance of your drive.

ExpressCards

Caring for your Cards

ExpressCards are durable, but you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied with your card will provide specific information, but you should pay attention to the following points:

To keep out dust and dirt, store cards in their protective sleeves when they are not installed in your

LifeBook notebook.

Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat.

Keep the cards dry.

Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy objects on top of them.

Do not force cards into the slot.

Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them to excessive vibration.

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Chapter 6

System Specifications

Specifications

This section provides the general hardware and environmental specifications for your LifeBook notebook.

Specific details about your system may vary from those referenced here. For an updated list of current configurations, please go to the Fujitsu America Website at: us.fujitsu.com/computers.

Configuration Label

Your LifeBook has a configuration label on the bottom of the system. Following is an example label and information about its various parts. Your label may vary, depending upon your system configuration.

Part Number

Configuration ID

Part No: FPC0xxxxxxxxxxxxx

NH570, 18.4CVHD+, i7-620M, W7HP, S-Multi, 4G, 500G, LAN, WLAN

Model #

Screen Size

Processor Media Drive

Operating System

Memory

Hard Drive

Figure 39. Configuration Label

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Communications

Microprocessor

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor. To determine the type and speed of your processor, right-click My Computer, select Properties, then select the General tab, or check the configuration label.

Chipset

Intel HM55 Express Chipset

Cache Memory

The on-die L3 cache memory is 3 MB.

Memory

Factory-installed memory is 4 GB (2 GB x 2). Larger modules can be installed, up to a maximum of 8 GB (4 GB x 2).

DDR3-1066 MHz

2 DIMM slots

Supports dual-channel memory (requires that two DIMM modules of equal capacity be installed)

Video

Built-in 18.4" high definition (16:9) HD+ TFT (high contrast: 600:1 contrast ratio; high brightness:

220 nits) LCD display with Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL).

Video Color and Resolution

Main Internal: HD+, 1680 x 945 pixel resolution, 16M colors max

External (CRT): 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors.

External (HDMI): 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 16M colors.

Simultaneous: 1600 x 900 pixel resolution, 16M colors max

Graphics Accelerator Card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M GPU

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Audio

HD Audio delivers the features and high-end performance of an add-in audio card, and is capable of playing back more channels of higher quality than was previously possible.

ALC663 (HD audio)

Stereo headphone jack, 1 V rms

or less, minimum impedance 32 Ohms

Stereo microphone jack, 100mV rms

or less, minimum impedance 10K Ohms

Two built-in stereo box speakers (1.5W/channel) and subwoofer

Built-in microphone (on models with web cam)

Mass Storage Devices

Hard Disk Drives

500 GB capacity, Serial-ATA, 5400 rpm,

Optical Drive

Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer: Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM,

5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-R (DL), 8x DVD+RW, 8x DVD+R, 6x DVD-R (DL), 8x DVD-RW

Write: 24x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R (DL), 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD-R

(DL), 8x DVD-RW

Features

Integrated Pointing Device

Gesture-enabled touchpad, with left and right buttons and a scroll button.

Theft Prevention Lock Slot

Lock slot for use with physical restraint security systems.

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Communications

Integrated Broadcom 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Atheros XSPAN 802.11bgn wireless LAN device

Bluetooth V2.1 device for wireless personal area network

Device Ports

ExpressCard slot (supporting either 34mm or 54mm ExpressCards)

One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external monitor or LCD projector

Combination Memory Stick/Multimedia Card/Secure Digital/Secure Digital High Capacity

(MS/MMC/SD/SDHC) Card slot

Three connectors for USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) input/output devices

One HDMI port

One 4-pin IEEE 1394 jack

One stereo microphone (See Audio specifications)

One line in jack

One stereo headphone/SPDIF jack (See Audio specifications)

One modular LAN (RJ-45) connector (note that this system does not support a modem)

One E-SATA port

Keyboard

Built-in full-size keyboard with all functions.

Total number of keys: 103

Function keys: 12, [F1] through [F12]

Feature extension key: [Fn]

Windows keys: 2 (Start key and Application key)

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Key pitch: 19 mm

Key stroke: 3.0 mm

External Keyboard and Mouse Support

USB-compatible

Management Standard

DMI 2.0-ready, WFM 2.0-compliant

Power

Batteries

Main 8-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 14.4V, 5200 mAh

Adapters

AC Adapter: Autosensing 100-240V AC, 100W, supplying 19V DC, 5.27A, to the LifeBook notebook

(includes an AC cable).

Power Management

Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface)

Dimensions

Overall Dimensions

17.20”(w) x 11.26” (d) x 1.19” (h min) / 1.59” (h max) / 1.79” (h max with rubber feet)

(437 mm x 286 mm x 30.1 mm / 40.4 mm / 45.6 mm)

Weight

7.9 pounds (3.59 kg)

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Environmental Requirements

Temperature

Operating: 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F)

Non-operating: –10° to 60° C (14° to 140° F)

Humidity

Operating: 20% to 80%, relative, non-condensing. Non-operating; 20% to 90%, relative, non-condensing

Altitude

Operating: 10,000 feet (3,048 m) maximum

Popular Accessories

To order Fujitsu accessories, please visit our Website at: www.shopfujitsu.com or call 1-877-372-3473.

Pre-Installed Software

Depending on your pre-installed operating system, your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with preinstalled software for playing audio and video files of various formats. In addition there is file transfer software, virus protection software and Power Management software. The following list indicates the preinstalled software associated with your system (depending upon your operating system).

Adobe Reader

Fujitsu Driver Update utility

Roxio Creator LJ

Symantec Norton Internet Security (60-day free trial).

CyberLink MakeDisc

CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink YouCam

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Microsoft Office Activation Assistant

Microsoft Windows Live Essentials

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition

Learning About Your Software

Tutorials

All operating systems and most application software have tutorials built into them. We recommend that you step through the tutorial before you use an application.

Manuals

Included with your notebook you will find manuals for your installed operating system and other preinstalled software; some of the manuals may be installed in the applications Help menu. We recommend that you review these manuals for general information on the use of these applications.

Acrobat Reader

The Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files from across all of the major computing platforms.

Fujitsu Driver Update Utility

The Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility is pre-installed on your system. With FDU, you can choose to

automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. See

“Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 99.

Roxio Creator LJ

Roxio Creator LJ allows you to easily burn CDs and edit and share photos, music, data, and videos.

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Norton Internet Security™ from Symantec

Your system is pre-installed with a free 60-day trial version of Symantec’s Norton Internet Security™.

Internet Security is designed to protect your notebook from computer viruses. It assists in protection of the data currently on your hard disk from contamination or destruction. The trial version is activated upon acceptance of software license agreement. After 60 days, you must purchase a subscription from

Symantec to download the latest definitions.

CyberLink MakeDisc

CyberLink MakeDisc allows you to burn data and videos to DVDs.

CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerProducer allows you to edit videos and slideshows on discs.

CyberLink PowerDVD

PowerDVD from CyberLink is a versatile DVD player software application. PowerDVD provides highquality video and audio playback on your system.

CyberLink YouCam

CyberLink YouCam allows you to capture photos or movies on the embedded webcam, add special effects to them, and share them in a variety of formats or via social networks.

Microsoft Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Essentials is a suite of programs that make it easier and more enjoyable to use your

LifeBook. Live Essentials consists of four Live applications: Messenger, Photo Gallery, Writer, and Mail.

Messenger lets you quickly communicate and interact with individuals and groups. Photo Gallery is a flexible application that lets you organize, edit, and share your photos. Writer can be used to generate blog entries, upload videos and photos to your blogs, and publish your entries online. Mail makes it easy for you to manage your email accounts.

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Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition

Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition is a software suite containing the basic tools for writing letters and reports, tracking family and friends with address books, managing home finances, and creating a home inventory.

Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition contains Office Word Starter 2010 for writing, editing, and viewing documents, and Office Excel Starter 2010 for creating and viewing spreadsheets. The Office Starter 2010 edition also contains full versions of Office Home & Student 2010, Office Home & Business 2010, and

Office Professional 2010. Any of these full-featured suites can be accessed by purchasing a Product Key

Card.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition

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Glossary

AC Adapter

A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your

LifeBook notebook.

Access point

Wireless network device used to bridge wireless and wired network traffic.

ACPI

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

Active-Matrix Display

A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device for every pixel on the screen.

Ad Hoc Mode

Ad Hoc Mode refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access

Points. Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. For details, refer

to on “Ad Hoc Mode” on page 139

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ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary phone lines.

AGP

Accelerated Graphics Port. Graphics port specifically designed for graphics-intensive devices, such as video cards and 3D accelerators.

Auto/Airline Adapter

A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.

BIOS

Basic Input-Output System. A program and set of default parameters stored in ROM which tests and operates your LifeBook notebook when you turn it on until it loads your installed operating system from disk. Information from the BIOS is transferred to the installed operating system to provide it with information on the configuration and status of the hardware.

Bit

An abbreviation for binary digit. A single piece of information which is either a one (1) or a zero (0).

bps

An abbreviation for bits per second. Used to describe data transfer rates.

Boot

To start-up a computer and load its operating system from disk, ROM or other storage media into

RAM.

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Bus

An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside your LifeBook notebook.

Byte

8 bits of parallel binary information.

Cache Memory

A block of memory built into the micro-processor which is much faster to access than your system

RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling time faster.

CardBus

A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface which offers performance similar to the 32-bit PCI architecture.

CD-ROM

Compact disk read only memory. This is a form of digital data storage which is read optically with a laser rather than a magnetic head. A typical CD-ROM can contain about 600MB of data and is not subject to heads crashing into the surface and destroying the data when there is a failure nor to wear from reading.

Channel

Range of narrow-band frequencies used by the WLAN device to transmit data. IEEE802.11b/g - 11 channels, 22 MHz wide channels.

CMOS RAM

Complementary metal oxide semiconductor random access memory. This is a technology for manufacturing random access memory which requires very low levels of power to operate.

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COM Port

Abbreviation for communication port. This is your serial interface connection.

Command

An instruction which you give your operating system. Example: run a particular application or format a floppy disk.

Configuration

The combination of hardware and software that makes up your system and how it is allocated for use.

CRT

Cathode Ray Tube. A display device which uses a beam of electronic particles striking a luminescent screen. It produces a visual image by varying the position and intensity of the beam.

Data

The information a system stores and processes.

DC

Direct current. A voltage or current that does not fluctuate periodically with time.

Default Value

A pre-programmed value to be used if you fail to set your own.

DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol used to automatically acquire parameters required for the communication, such as IP address. The sender of IP address is called a DHCP server, and the receiver is called a DHCP client.

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DIMM

Dual-in-line memory module.

Disk

A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is highly flexible it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter it is commonly called a diskette.

Disk Drive

The hardware which spins the disk and has the heads and control circuitry for reading and writing the data on the disk.

Diskette

A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.

DMA

Direct Memory Access. Special circuitry for memory to memory transfers of data which do not require

CPU action.

DMI

Desktop Management Interface. A standard that provides PC management applications with a common method of locally or remotely querying and configuring PC computer systems, hardware and software components, and peripherals.

DNS

Domain Name System. A function to control the association between the IP address and the name assigned to the computer. If you do not know the IP address but if you know the computer name, you can still communicate to that computer.

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DOS

Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk Operating System).

Driver

A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of device in order to produce the desired results from that particular equipment.

DVMT

Dynamic Video Memory Technology. A video memory architecture that increases the efficiency of the motherboard by using innovative memory utilization and direct AGP.

ECP

Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high speed data communication and interconnection between electronic devices.

Encryption Key (Network Key)

Data encryption key used to encrypt message text and for computing message integrity checks. Data encryption protects data from unauthorized viewing.

This device uses the same encryption key to encode and decode the data, and the identical encryption key is required between the sender and receiver.

ESD

Electro-Static Discharge. The sudden discharge of electricity from a static charge which has built-up slowly. Example: the shock you get from a doorknob on a dry day or the sparks you get from brushing hair on a dry day.

FCC

Federal Communication Commission.

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Floppy Disk

A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which is highly flexible.

GB

Gigabyte. One billion bytes.

Hard drive

A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff.

I/O

Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.

I/O Port

The connector and associated control circuits for data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.

IDE

Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive unit.

IEEE802.11a

Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11a devices operate in the

5 GHz lower and middle UNII bands.

IEEE802.11b

Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 11 Mbps. 802.11b devices operate in the

2.4 GHz ISM band.

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IEEE802.11g

Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11g devices operate in the

2.4 GHz ISM band.

Infrared

Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light spectrum which is invisible to humans.

Infrastructure

A name of a wireless LAN configuration. This type of communication uses an access point. Another type of communication is called Ad Hoc.

IP Address

An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address.

Within an isolated network, you can assign IP addresses at random as long as each one is unique.

However, connecting a private network to the Internet requires using registered IP addresses (called

Internet addresses) to avoid duplicates.

The four numbers in an IP address are used in different ways to identify a particular network and a host on that network. Three regional Internet registries -- ARIN, RIPE NCC and APNIC -- assign

Internet addresses from the following three classes.

Class A - supports 16 million hosts on each of 126 networks

Class B - supports 65,000 hosts on each of 16,000 networks

Class C - supports 254 hosts on each of 2 million networks

The number of unassigned Internet addresses is running out, so a new classless scheme called CIDR is gradually replacing the system based on classes A, B, and C and is tied to adoption of IPv6.

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IR

An abbreviation for infrared.

IrDA

Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using infrared as the carrier.

IRQ

Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred which needs to be processed.

KB

Kilobyte. One thousand bytes.

LAN

Local Area Network. An interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single limited geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which makes images by controlling the orientation of crystals in a crystalline liquid.

Lithium ion Battery

A type of rechargeable battery which has a high power-time life for its size and is not subject to the memory effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.

LPT Port

Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel interface ports because historically line printers were the first and latter the most common device connected to parallel ports.

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MAC Address

Media Access Control Address. A unique physical address of a network card. For Ethernet, the first three bytes are used as the vendor code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining three bytes are controlled by each vendor (preventing overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique physical address in the world, being assigned with a different address from other cards. For Ethernet, frames are sent and received based on this address.

MB

Megabyte. One million bytes.

Megahertz

1,000,000 cycles per second.

Memory

A repository for data and applications which is readily accessible to your LifeBook notebook’s CPU.

MHz

Megahertz.

MIDI

Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard communication protocol for exchange of information between computers and sound producers such as synthesizers.

Modem

A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The equipment which connects a computer or other data terminal to a communication line.

Monaural

A system using one channel to process sound from all sources.

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MTU

Maximum Transmission Unit

The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time through the Internet or other networks. You can set a smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication, if you have difficulty transferring data due to the fact that the maximum size is too large.

Network key

Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication. The personal computer uses the same network key both for data encryption and decryption, therefore, it is necessary to set the same network key as the other side of communication.

Network name (SSID: Service Set Identifier

)

When a wireless LAN network is configured, grouping is performed to avoid interference or data theft.

This grouping is performed with “Network name (SSID)”. In order to improve security, the network key is set allowing no communication unless “Network name (SSID)” coincides with the network key.

NTSC

National TV Standards Commission. The standard for TV broadcast and reception for the USA.

Open system authentication

Null authentication method specified in the 802.11 standard that performs no authentication checks on a wireless client before allowing it to associate.

Operating System

A group of control programs that convert application commands, including driver programs, into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired results from that particular equipment.

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Partition

A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating system accordingly.

PCMCIA

PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for add-in cards for personal computers.

Peripheral Device

A piece of equipment which performs a specific function associated with but not integral to a computer. Examples: a printer, a modem, a CD-ROM.

Pitch (keyboard)

The distance between the centers of the letter keys of a keyboard.

Pixel

The smallest element of a display, a dot of color on your display screen. The more pixels per area the clearer your image will appear.

POST

Power On Self Test. A program which is part of the BIOS which checks the configuration and operating condition of your hardware whenever power is applied to your notebook. Status and error messages may be displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the self test detects failures that are so serious that operation can not continue, the operating system will not be loaded.

PPPoE

Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. A protocol for Ethernet, using a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), which is used for connection on the phone line.

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Program

An integrated set of coded commands to your computers telling your hardware what to do and how and when to do it.

Protocol

Procedures and rules use to send and receive data between computers.

- Method of sending and receiving data

- Process used to handle communication errors

Conditions required for communication are organized in procedures for correct transfer of information.

RAM

Random Access Memory. A hardware component of your LifeBook notebook that holds binary information (both program and data) as long as it has the proper power applied to it.

RAM Module

A printed circuit card with memory and associated circuitry which allows the user to add additional memory to the computer without special tools.

Reset

The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases all information stored in RAM.

Restart

See Reset.

Resume

To proceed after interruption. In your notebook this refers to returning to active operation after having been in one of the suspension states.

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ROM

Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the material. Data stored in this way can not be changed by your notebook and does not require power to maintain it.

SDRAM

Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.

Serial Port

A connection to another device through which data is transferred one bit at a time on a single wire with any other wires only for control of the device not for transfer of data.

Shared key authentication

802.11 network authentication method in which the AP sends the client device a challenge text packet that the client must then encrypt with the correct WEP key and return to the AP. If the client has the wrong key or no key, authentication will fail and the client will not be allowed to associate with the

AP. Shared key authentication is not considered secure, because a hacker who detects both the cleartext challenge and the same challenge encrypted with a WEP key can decipher the key.

SSID

Service Set Identifier, a 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over a

WLAN that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to connect to the BSS. The SSID differentiates one WLAN from another, so all access points and all devices attempting to connect to a specific WLAN must use the same SSID. A device will not be permitted to join the BSS unless it can provide the unique SSID. Because the SSID is broadcast in plain text, it does not supply any security to the network.

Standby

To make inoperative for a period of time. Your LifeBook notebook uses various suspension states to reduce power consumption and prolong the charge of your battery.

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Status Indicator

A display which reports the condition of some portion of your hardware. On your LifeBook notebook this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard.

Stereo (audio)

A system using two channels to process sound from two different sources.

Subnet mask

TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into multiple smaller networks (subnets). IP address consists of the subnet address and the address of each computer. Subnet mask defines how many bits of IP address comprise the subnet address. The same value shall be set among computers communicating with each other.

SVGA

Super VGA.

S-Video

Super Video. A component video system for driving a TV or computer monitor.

System Clock

An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which synchronizes the operation of the system and is counted to provide time of day and date.

TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A standard Internet protocol that is most widely used.

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TFT

Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors to control each pixel of the display screen individually.

UL

Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety of devices.

USB

Universal Serial Bus. Standard that allows you to simultaneously connect up to 127 USB devices such as game pads, pointing devices, printers, and keyboards to your computer.

VRAM

Video Random Access Memory. A memory dedicated to video display data and control.

WFM

Wired for Management is Intel’s broad-based initiative to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of business computing without sacrificing power and flexibility.

Wi-Fi Compatible

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Identifies that the product has passed the interoperability test, supplied by the WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance), which guarantees the interoperability of wireless IEEE 802.11 LAN products. For more information on the Wi-Fi standard, go to the WECA

Web site at: www.wirelessethernet.com.

WLAN

Wireless Local Area Network. A wireless interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single limited geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.

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Regulatory Information

Notice

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Fujitsu could void this user’s authority to operate the equipment.

FCC Notices

Notice to Users of Radios and Television

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit than the receiver.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Shielded interconnect cables must be employed with this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device.

DOC (INDUSTRY CANADA) NOTICES

Notice to Users of Radios and Television

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigence du Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur du

Canada.

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Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide

FCC Regulatory Information

Please note the following regulatory information related to the optional wireless LAN device.

Regulatory Notes and Statements

Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use

Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions, however, are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices such as mobile phones. Wireless LAN devices are safe for use by consumers because they operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be restricted in some situations or environments, such as:

On board an airplane, or

In an explosive environment, or

In situations where the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful.

In cases in which the policy regarding use of Wireless LAN devices in specific environments is not clear (e.g., airports, hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial plants, private buildings), obtain authorization to use these devices prior to operating the equipment.

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Regulatory Information/Disclaimers

Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by the manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment. The manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failure to comply with these guidelines.

Federal Communications Commission statement

This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.

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.

FCC Interference Statement

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. 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 and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

1

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

2

Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.

3

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the one the receiver is connected to.

4

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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Figure A-1. Ad Hoc Mode Network

FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement

This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET 65C and found compliant with the requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091, 2.1093, and 15.247 (b) (4) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices. The radiated output power of this Wireless LAN device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, this device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. When using this device, a certain separation distance between antenna and nearby persons must be maintained to ensure RF exposure compliance. In order to comply with RF exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the antennas and the user should not be less than 20 cm (8 inches).

Export restrictions

This product or software contains encryption code which may not be exported or transferred from the US or Canada without an approved US Department of Commerce export license. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules., as well as ICES 003 B / NMB 003 B. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation. Modifications not expressly authorized by Fujitsu America, Incorporated, may invalidate the user's right to operate this equipment.

Canadian Notice

The device for the 5150-5250 MHz band is only for indoor usage to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems.

The maximum antenna gain of 6 dBi permitted (for devices in the 5250-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz bands) to comply with the e.i.r.p. limit.

In addition, users are cautioned to take note that high power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz bands and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices.

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Before Using the Wireless LAN

This manual describes the procedures required to properly set up and configure the integrated Wireless

LAN Mini-PCI device (referred to as "WLAN device" in the rest of the manual). Before using the WLAN device, read this manual carefully to ensure its correct operation. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document

This document is applicable to systems containing the following WLAN device:

Atheros XSPAN HB97 802.11bgn wireless LAN device

Characteristics of the WLAN Device

The WLAN device is a Mini-PCI card attached to the main board of the mobile computer.

The WLAN device operates in license-free RF bands, eliminating the need to procure an FCC operating license. The WLAN operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) RF band and the lower, middle, and upper bands of the 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) bands.

The wireless LAN devices are capable of three operating modes, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and

IEEE802.11n

The WLAN device is Wi-Fi certified and operates at a the maximum data rate of 540 Mbps (theoretical) in

IEEE802.11n mode; 54 Mbps in IEEE802.11g mode; and 11 Mbps in IEEE802.11b mode.

The WLAN device supports the following encryption methods - WEP, TKIP, CKIP, and AES encryption.

The WLAN device is compliant with the following standards: WPA, WPA2, CCX1.0, CCX2.0, CCX3.0, CX4.0.

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Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device

Ad Hoc Mode

(See Figure A-1) "Ad Hoc Mode" refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access Point(s). Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-topeer fashion. That is why Ad Hoc networks are also known as peer-to-peer networks. Ad Hoc networks are an easy and inexpensive method for establishing network connectivity between multiple computers.

Ad Hoc mode requires that the SSID, network authentication, and encryption key settings are identically configured on all computers in the Ad Hoc network.

Figure A-1: Ad Hoc Mode Network

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Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode

(See Figure A-2) Infrastructure mode refers to a wireless network architecture in which devices communicate with wireless or wired network devices by communicating through an Access Point. In infrastructure mode, wireless devices can communicate with each other or with a wired network.

Corporate wireless networks operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the WLAN in order to access services, devices, and computers (e.g., file servers, printers, databases).

Figure A-2:

Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Network

Internet

ADSL modem, cable modem, or similar

Wired LAN

Access Point*

Wireless LAN

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*An optional hub for a wired

LAN may be required depending upon the type of access point used.

How to Handle This Device

The WLAN device comes pre-installed in your mobile computer. Under normal circumstances, it should not be necessary for you to remove or re-install it. The Operating System that your mobile computer comes with has been pre-configured to support the WLAN device.

Integrated Atheros XSPAN 802.11bgn (150 Mbps Tx/300 Mbps Rx, 802.11 b/g+n) device supports

IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n.

The WLAN device operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band and the 5 GHz lower, middle, and upper UNII bands.

Microwave ovens may interfere with the operation of WLAN devices since they operate in the same 2.4GHz frequency range as IEEE802.11b/g/n devices.

Wireless devices that transmit in the 2.4GHz range may interfere with operation of WLAN devices in

IEEE802.11b/g/n modes. Symptoms of interference include reduced throughput, intermittent disconnects, and many frame errors. It is HIGHLY recommended that these interfering devices be powered off to ensure proper operation of the WLAN device.

Deactivating the WLAN Device

Deactivation of the WLAN device may be desired in certain circumstances (to extend battery life) or where certain environments require it (i.e. hospitals, clinics, airplanes, etc.). To deactivate the WLAN device, use the Wireless On/Off Switch.

Deactivation using the Wireless On/Off Switch

The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by sliding the Wireless On/Off Switch to the Off position. (Figure A-3)

The wireless On/Off switch has no effect on non-Wireless LAN models.

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Activating the WLAN Device

Activation of the WLAN device can be accomplished using the same methods as the deactivation process, by using the Wireless LAN/

Bluetooth On/Off Switch.

Wireless LAN/Bluetooth

On/Off Switch

Figure A-3. Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch Location

Configuring the WLAN

The WLAN device can be configured to establish wireless network connectivity using the software that is built into Windows Vista. Support for most industry standard security solutions is contained in this software.

Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network administrator for these parameters:

1

Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.

2

If the Control Panel is not in Classic View, select Classic View from the left panel. Double-click the Network and

Sharing Center icon.

3

Select “Manage wireless networks” from the left panel.

4

Click on the [Add] button.

5

Depending upon what type of connection you would like to make, make a selection. For an infrastructure network, select “Manually create a network profile. For ad hoc network, select “Create an ad hoc network”.

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6

Enter the required information. It may be necessary to consult with your network administrator for some of the information.

7

In the event you require assistance, go to the Network and Sharing Center window (Start > Control Panel >

Network and Sharing Center), and type in relevant keywords in the Search box.

Connecting to a Network

After you have configured your computer, you can connect to an active network by performing the following steps:

1

Click on the WLAN icon in the system tray.

2

Select “Connect to a network”.

3

Select a network from the list that appears, and click the [Connect] button.

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Troubleshooting the WLAN

Troubleshooting Table

Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described in the following table.

Problem

Unavailable network

 connection

Possible Cause

Incorrect network name

(SSID) or network key

Weak received signal strength and/or link quality

Possible Solution

Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s) and network keys (WEP) of all computers to be connected have been configured correctly. SSID’s and WEP key values must be identical on each machine.

Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: set the network name (SSID) and network key to the same values as those of the access point.

Set the Network Authentication value identically to that of the

Access Point. Please consult your network administrator for this value, if necessary.

Ad hoc connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to the destination computer or removing any obstacles for better sight.

Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to the access point or removing any obstacles for better sight.

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Problem

Unavailable network

 connection

(continued)

Possible Cause

The WLAN device has been deactivated or disabled

The computer to be connected is turned off

RF interference from

Access Points or other wireless networks

Wireless network authentication has failed

Possible Solution

Check if the wireless switch is turned ON. Also verify “Disable

Radio” is not checked in “Network setting” window.

Check if the computer to be connected is turned ON.

The use of identical or overlapping RF channels can cause interference with the operation of the WLAN device. Change the channel of your Access Point to a channel that does not overlap with the interfering device.

Re-check your Network Authentication, Encryption, and

Security settings. Incorrectly configured security settings such as an incorrectly typed WEP key, a misconfigured LEAP username, or an incorrectly chosen authentication method will cause the LAN device to associate but not authenticate to the wireless network.

Recheck the configuration of your network settings.

Incorrectly configured network settings

Incorrect IP address configuration

This only applies to networks using static IP addresses. Please contact your network administrator for the correct settings.

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WLAN Specifications

Item

Type of network

Transfer rate

Active frequency

Number of channels

Typical operating distances**

Security

Maximum recommended number of computers to be connected over wireless LAN (during ad

 hoc connection)

Specification

The integrated Atheros XSPAN 802.11bgn W

LAN device conforms to IEEE 802.11b/g, and 802.11n, Wi-Fi based*

(Automatic switching) 54 Mbps maximum data rate.

802.11n: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz

802.11b/g: 2400~2473 MHz

802.11b/g: 11 channels, 3 non-overlapping channels

802.11n:

2.4 GHz - 3 non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is not used; 2 non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is used.

5 GHz - 12 non-overlapping UNII channels with or without Channel Bonding

802.11b: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 11 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps

802.11g: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps

802.11n: Estimated double the operating distance of 802.11g and 802.11a in their respective frequencies.

Encryption Types - WEP, TKIP, AES***; WPA 1.0 compliant

Encryption Keylengths Supported: 64 bits and 128 bits; 802.1x/EAP

10 units or less ****

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*

“Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.

**

The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls, reflective material, or interference from external RF sources.

***

Encryption with network key (WEP) is performed using the above number of bits, however, users can set 40 bits/104 bits after subtracting the fixed length of 24 bits.

****

Depending on practical environments, the allowable number of computers to be connected may be decreased.

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Using the Bluetooth Device

The integrated Bluetooth V2.1 module is a wireless device installed in selected Fujitsu mobile computers.

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth technology is designed as a short-range wireless link between mobile devices, such as laptop computers, phones, printers, and cameras. Bluetooth technology is used to create Personal Area Networks

(PANs) between devices in short-range of each other.

T

HE

W

IRELESS

LAN/B

LUETOOTH

O

N

/O

FF

S

WITCH WILL POWER OFF BOTH THE OPTIONAL WIRELESS

LAN

AND

B

LUETOOTH DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME

. T

O ENABLE OR DISABLE EITHER ONE OF THE

DEVICES INDIVIDUALLY

,

PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS

:

1

Slide the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch to On position.

2

Go to Start > All Programs > Bluetooth.

3

Click on Options under the Bluetooth menu and click on the Bluetooth Radio Power button.

4

Click [OK].

Where to Find Information About Bluetooth

The Bluetooth module contains a robust Help user’s guide to assist you in learning about operation of the

Bluetooth device.

To access the Help file, click [Start] -> All Programs, and click on Bluetooth, then select User’s Guide.

For additional information about Bluetooth Technology, visit the Bluetooth Web site at: www.bluetooth.com.

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FCC Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

The Bluetooth antenna is located on the front edge of the right palm rest and is exempt from minimum distance criteria due to its low power.

The transmitters in this device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Canadian Notice

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.

Warranty

Users are not authorized to modify this product. Any modifications invalidate the warranty.

This equipment may not be modified, altered, or changed in any way without signed written permission from Fujitsu. Unauthorized modification will void the equipment authorization from the FCC and

Industry Canada and the warranty.

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Index

A

AC adapter

34 ,

113

plug adapters

106

Air Vents

16

,

20

Anti-theft lock slot

15

Audio

111

Auto Insert Notification

61

Auto/Airline Adapter

34

B

Battery

52

care

106

charging indicators

21

conserving power

43

dead

80

faulty

80

increasing life

107

lithium ion battery

52

lock

20

low

54

problems

80

,

81

recharging

53

replacing

55

shorted

55

sleep mode

54

BIOS

Guide

40

setup utility

39

150

Bluetooth

Where to Find Information

148

Boot Sequence

38

Built-in Speakers

75

C

CapsLock

23

CD-ROM

75

,

76

Click Me!

41

Clicking

28

Color Resolution

110

Communications Port

48

Connecting the Power Adapters

34

Controls and Connectors

11

Conventions Used in the Guide

7

Cursor

27

Cursor Keys

25

D

DC Output Cable

34

DC Power Jack

34

Device Ports

47

,

112

Display Panel

12

,

35 adjusting

35 brightness

35

closing

36

latch

12

opening

35

problems

82

,

83

Double-Clicking

28

Dragging

29

DVD drive

problems

75

,

76

E

Emergency tray release

15

Error Messages

85

ExpressCard

Eject Button

15

problems

78

removing

64

slot

17

External Monitor Port

50

F

FDU

42

,

99

,

115

Fingerprint Sensor Device

12

Floppy Disk Drive

111

Fujitsu Contact Information

8

Fujitsu Driver Update utility

42

,

99

,

115

Fujitsu LifeBook

storing

103

traveling

105

H

Hard Disk Drive

111

access indicator

22

problems

76

Headphone Jack

49

Hibernation Feature

45 disable/enable

45

I

IEEE 1394 Port

47

Integrated Pointing Device

111

151

K

Keyboard

24

,

112

cursor keys

25

function keys

25

numeric keypad

24

problems

76

windows keys

25

L

LAN (RJ-45) Jack

15

Lithium ion Battery

52

M

Memory

110

capacity

71

compartment

19

,

69 installing

69

problems

77

removing

70

upgrade module

68

Memory Stick

Installing

66

Memory Stick/SD Card

65

installing

66

slot

15

Microphone Jack

49

Modem Result Codes

89

Mouse

problems

76

N

Norton

116

NumLk

22

O

Optical Drive

18

,

56

,

111

care

108

Control Panel

59

loading

57 removing media

57

tray release

58

using

59

P

Power

113

AC adapter

33

Auto/Airline adapter

33

failure

79

management

43

off

46

on

37

problems

81

sources

33

Power On Self Test

38

,

85

Power/Suspend/Resume button

12

,

37

,

43

Pre-Installed Software

114

manuals

115

Norton Internet Security

116

PowerDVD

115

Quicken New User

116

R

Registration

42

Restarting

45

Restoring Your Pre-installed Software

90

Roxio Easy Media Creator

115

152

S

Save-to-Disk

45

ScrLk

23

SD Card

Installing

66

Sleep Mode

43

Specifications

109

Microprocessor

110

Status Indicator Panel

13

Subwoofer

20

T

Theft Prevention Lock Slot

111

Touchpad buttons

27

controls

30

,

31

Touchpad Pointing Devic

12

Troubleshooting

72

U

Universal Serial Bus Port

49

USB

49

,

77 problems

77

,

78

USB 2.0 Ports

15

V

Video

110

Video RAM

110

Volume control

32

W

Warranty

9

Windows keys

25

Application key

25

Start keys

25

Wireless LAN

Before Using the Wireless LAN

138

Connection using Wireless Zero Tool

142

Specifications

146

Wireless LAN Glossary

144

Wireless LAN Switch

12

153

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