Satellite M60 User`s Manual

Satellite M60
TOSHIBA
Satellite M60 Series
User’s Manual
Copyright
© 2005 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under copyright law,
this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written
permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect to the
use of the information contained herein.
TOSHIBA Satellite M60 Series Portable Personal Computer User’s Manual
First edition May 2005
Ownership and copyright of music, videos, computer programs, databases,
etc. are protected by the copyright laws. These copyrighted materials may
be copied for private use at home only. If, beyond the limitation above,
you copy (including to transform data formats) or modify these materials,
transfer them or distribute them via the Internet without approval of
copyright owners, you may be subject to claims for compensation for
damage and/or criminal penalities due to infringements of copyrights or
personal rights. Please remember to observe the copyright laws when you
use this product to copy the copyrighted works or perform other actions.
Please note that you may infringe the owner’s rights protected by the
copyright laws if you use the screen mode switching functions
(e.g.Wide mode, Wide Zoom mode, etc.) of this product to display
enlarged images/ video at coffee shops or hotels for the purposes of profits
or providing these to the public.
Disclaimer
This manual has been validated and reviewed for accuracy.
The instructions and descriptions it contains are accurate for
the Satellite M60 series Portable Personal Computers at the time of
this manual’s production. However, succeeding computers and manuals
are subject to change without notice. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for
damages incurred directly or indirectly from errors, omissions or
discrepancies between the computer and the manual.
Trademarks
IBM is a registered trademark and IBM PC, OS/2, and PS/2 are trademarks
of International Business Machines Corporation.
Celeron, Intel, Intel SpeedStep, and Pentium are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation.
MS-DOS, Microsoft, Windows and DirectX are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics Data Computer
Corporation.
Photo CD is a trademark of Eastman Kodak.
Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by TOSHIBA
under license.
iLINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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TruSurround XT, WOW XT, SRS and
symbol are trademarks of SRS
Labs, Inc.
TruSurround XT, WOW XT, TruBass, SRS 3D and FOCUS technologies
are incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used
in this manual.
Macrovision License of Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected
by methods and claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual rights
owned by Macrovision Corporation, and other rights owners. Use of this
copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering of
disassembly is prohibited.
Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect yourself and your
computer.
When Using Your Computer
Do not operate your portable computer for an extended period of time with
the base resting directly on your body. With extended operation, heat can
potentially build up in the base. Allowing sustained contact with the skin
could cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn.
■ Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow
installation instructions closely.
■ Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where
metal objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery
terminals. The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely
high temperatures and may result in damage from burns.
■ Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that
the cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
■ Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the
floor, when you use it to run the computer or to charge the battery.
Do not cover the AC adapter with papers or other items that will reduce
cooling; also, do not use the AC adapter while it is inside a carrying
case.
■ Use only the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for use with
this computer. Use of another type of battery or AC adapter may risk fire
or explosion.
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■ Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the
voltage rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power
source.
115 V/60Hz in most of North and South America and some Far Eastern
countries such as Taiwan.
100 V/50Hz in eastern Japan and 100 V/60Hz in western Japan.
230 V/50 Hz in most of Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
■ If you use an extension cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total
ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does
not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
■ To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or
disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this
product during an electrical storm.
■ When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
■ Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with
local authorities for disposal instructions.
■ When traveling with the hard drive removed from the computer, wrap
the drive in a non-conducting material, such as cloth or paper. If you
have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install the drive in the
computer. Your can put the hard drive through an X-ray security
machine, but never, put the drive through a metal detector.
■ When traveling with the hard drive removed from the computer, wrap
the drive in a non-conducting material, such as cloth or paper. If you
have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install the drive in the
computer. Your can put the hard drive through an X-ray security
machine, but never, but the drive through a metal detector.
■ When traveling, do not place the computer in overhead storage
compartments where it could slide around. Do not drop your computer
or subject it to other mechanical shocks.
■ Protect your computer, battery, and hard drive from environmental
hazards such as dirt, dust, food, liquids, temperature extremes,
and overexposure to sunlight.
■ When you move your computer between environments with very
different temperature and/or humidity ranges, condensation may form
on or within the computer. To avoid damaging the computer, allow
sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate before using the computer.
When taking the computer from low-temperature conditions into a warmer
environment or from high-temperature conditions into a cooler
environments, allow the computer to acclimatize to room temperature
before turning on power.
■ When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain relief
loop, not on the cable itself. As you pull out the connector, keep it
evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you
connect a cable make sure both connectors are correctly oriented and
aligned.
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■ Before you clean your computer, turn if off, unplug it from its power
source, and remove the battery.
■ Handle components with care. Hold a component such as a memory
module by its edges, not its pins.
When using your telephone 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,
washing bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
■ Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
■ Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
■ Use only the power cord indicated in this manual.
■ Replace only with the same or equivalent type battery recommended by
the manufacturer.
■ Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
■ To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunication line cord.
Use only the battery pack that came with the computer or an equivalent
optional battery pack. Use of the wrong battery could damage your
computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
EU Declaration of Conformity
This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related
European Directives. Responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe
GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
The complete and official EU Declaration of Conformity can be found on
TOSHIBA’s web site http://epps.toshiba-teg.com on the Internet.
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Optical Disc Drive Safety Instruction
■ Be sure to check the international precautions at the end of this section.
The optical drive that is used in this computer is equipped with a laser
device. The classification label with the following sentence is affixed to the
surface of the drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
The drive with the above label is certified by the manufacturer that the drive
complies with the requirement for laser product on the date of
manufacturing pursuant to article 21 of Code of Federal Regulations by the
United States of America, Department of Health & Human Services, Food
and Drug Administration.
In other countries, the drive is certified to comply with the requirement
pursant to IEC 825 and EN60825 on class 1 laser product.
Depending on the model purchased, this computer is equipped with one of
the optical drives from the following list:
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Manufacturer
Type
Panasonic Communications Co., LTD.
CD-RW/DVD-ROM UJDA760
TOSHIBA Samsung Storage
Technology
CD-RW/DVD-ROM TS-L462A
Hitachi LG Data Storage
CD-RW/DVD-ROM GCC-4244
Panasonic Communications Co., LTD.
DVD Super Multi UJ-840B
TOSHIBA Samsung Storage
Technology.
DVD Super Multi TS-L632B
TEAC
DVD Super Multi DV-W28EA
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International precautions
■ This drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use of this product,
please read this instruction manual carefully and retain for future
reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an
authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
Location of the required label
Sample shown below. Location of the label on the drive and manufacturing
information may vary.
CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser
system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read the
instruction manual carefully and keep this manual
for your future reference. In case of any trouble
with this model, please contact your nearest
“AUTHORIZED service station.” To prevent direct
exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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VORSICHT: Dieses Gerät enthält ein LaserSystem und ist als “LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1
PRODUKT” klassifiziert. Für den richtigen
Gebrauch dieses Modells lesen Sie bitte die
Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durch und
bewahren diese bitte als Referenz auf. Falls
Probleme mit diesem Modell auftreten,
benachrichtigen Sie bitte die nächste “autorisierte
Service-Vertretung”. Um einen direkten Kontakt
mit dem Laserstrahl zu vermeiden darf das Gerät
nicht geöffnet werden.
ADVARSEL: Denne mærking er anbragt
udvendigt på apparatet og indikerer, at apparatet
arbejder med laserstråler af klasse 1, hviket
betyder, at der anvendes laserstrlier af svageste
klasse, og at man ikke på apparatets yderside
kan bilve udsat for utilladellg kraftig stråling.
APPARATET BOR KUN ÅBNES AF FAGFOLK
MED SÆRLIGT KENDSKAB TIL APPARATER
MED LASERSTRÅLER!
Indvendigt i apparatet er anbragt den her
gengivne advarselsmækning, som advarer imod
at foretage sådanne indgreb i apparatet, at man
kan komme til at udsætte sig for laserstråling.
OBS! Apparaten innehåller laserkomponent som
avger laserstråining överstigande gränsen för
laserklass 1.
VAROITUS. Suojakoteloa si saa avata. Laite
sisältää laserdiodin, joka lähetää näkymätöntä
silmilie vaarallista lasersäteilyä.
CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR
ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
EXPOSURE.
VORSICHT: DIE VERWENDUNG VON
ANDEREN STEURUNGEN ODER
EINSTELLUNGEN ODER DAS DURCHFÜHREN
VON ANDEREN VORGÄNGEN ALS IN DER
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG BESCHRIEBEN
KÖNNEN GEFÄHRLICHE
STRAHLENEXPOSITIONEN ZUR FOLGE
HABEN.
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Modem warning notice
Conformity Statement
The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] for
pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched
Telephone Network (PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in
different countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an
unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network
termination point.
In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the
first instance.
Network Compatibility Statement
This product is designed to work with, and is compatible with the following
networks. It has been tested to and found to confirm with the additional
requirements conditional in EG 201 121.
Germany
ATAAB AN005,AN006,AN007,AN009,AN010
and DE03,04,05,08,09,12,14,17
Greece
ATAAB AN005,AN006 and GR01,02,03,04
Portugal
ATAAB AN001,005,006,007,011 and
P03,04,08,10
Spain
ATAAB AN005,007,012, and ES01
Switzerland
ATAAB AN002
Norway
ATAAB AN002,005,007 and NO 01, 02
All other countries/
regions
ATAAB AN003,004
Specific switch settings or software setup are required for each network,
please refer to the relevant sections of the user guide for more details.
The hookflash (timed break register recall) function is subject to separate
national type approvals. It has not been tested for conformity to national
type regulations, and no guarantee of successful operation of that specific
function on specific national networks can be given.
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General Precautions
TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and
withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be
observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the
computer.
Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions
included in the text of the manual.
Stress injury
Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. It contains
information on prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists that
can be caused by extensive keyboard use. Chapter 3, Getting Started, also
includes information on work space design, posture and lighting that can
help reduce physical stress.
Heat injury
■ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the bottom of the computer. If the
computer is used for long periods, its surface can become very warm.
While the temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain
physical contact with the computer for a long time (if you rest the
computer on your lap, for example) your skin might suffer low-heat
injury.
■ If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with
the metal plate supporting the I/O ports. It can become hot.
■ The surface of the AC adapter can become hot when in use. This
condition does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the
AC adapter, disconnect it and let it cool before moving it.
■ Do not lay the AC adapter on a material that is sensitive to heat. The
material could be damaged.
Pressure or impact damage
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to strong impact.
Excessive pressure or impact can damage computer components or
otherwise cause malfunctions.
PC Card overheating
Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. Overheating of a PC
Card can result in errors or instability in the PC Card operation. Also be
careful when you remove a PC Card that has been used for a long time.
Mobile phones
Use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio system. Computer
operation is not impaired but it is recommended that a distance of 30cm be
maintained between the computer and a mobile phone in use.
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LCD
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer,
the brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic
characteristic of LCD technology. Maximum brightness is only available
when operating in AC power mode. Screen will dim when the computer is
operated on battery power and you may not be able to increase the
brightness of the screen.
Central Processing Unit (“CPU”) Performance Disclaimer:
CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications
under the following conditions:
■ use of certain external peripheral products
■ use of battery power instead of AC power
■ use of certain multimedia, computer generated graphics or video
applications
■ use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
■ use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided
design applications
■ use of several applications or functionalities simultaneously
■ use of computer in areas with low air pressure
(high altitude > 1,000 meters or > 3,280 feet above sea level)
■ use of computer at temperatures outside the range of 5 ºC to 30 ºC
(41ºF to 86 ºF) or > 25 ºC (77 ºF) at high altitude (all temperature
references are approximate and may vary depending on the specific
computer model)
CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design
configuration.
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically
shut-down.
This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk of lost data
or damage to the product when used outside recommended conditions.
To avoid risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data by
periodically storing it on an external storage medium. For optimum
performance, use your computer product only under recommended
conditions. Read additional restrictions under “Environmental Conditions”
in your appendix A. Contact Toshiba Technical Service and Support for
more information.
Graphics Processing Unit (“GPU”) Performance Disclaimer:
The graphics processing unit (“GPU”) performance may vary depending on
product model, design configuration, applications, power management
settings and features utilized.
GPU performance is only optimized when operating in AC power mode and
may decrease considerably when operating in battery power mode.
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Main Memory Disclaimer
The graphics system in your computer may use part of the main system
memory for graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of
system memory available for other computing activities. The amount of
system memory allocated to support graphics may vary depending on the
graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other
factors.
Copy Protection
Copy protection technology included in certain media may prevent or limit
recording or viewing of the media.
Hard Disk Drive Capacity
1 Gigabyte (GB) means 1000 x 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000,000 bytes
using powers of 10. The computer operating system, however,
reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of
1 GB = 1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore may
show less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be
less if the product includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
such as Microsoft Windows® Operating System and/or pre-installed
software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may
vary.
Non-applicable Icons
Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible
configurations for an entire product series. Your selected model may not
have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or
switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all
those features.
Wireless LAN/Atheros
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over
which wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations.
The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum
speed.
To use the Atheros SuperAG™ or SuperG™ function, your client and
access point must support the corresponding feature. Performance of
these functions may vary depending on the format of data transmitted.
SRS
SRS TruSurround XT is available in the Microsoft Windows® operating
system only.
Images
All images are simulated for purposes of illustration.
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Express Media Player
The Express Media Player is not a Windows® operating system-based
application. Battery life will be less than when using similar applications in
the Windows® Operating System.
LCD Brightness and Eye Strain
Your LCD display has a brightness approaching that of a TV device.
We recommend that you adjust the brightness of your LCD to a comfortable
level to prevent possible strain on your eyes.
CE compliance
This product and the original options are designed to observe the related
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and safety standards. However,
TOSHIBA cannot guarantee that this product still observes these EMC
standards if options or cables not produced by TOSHIBA are connected or
implemented. In this case the persons who have connected / implemented
those options / cables have to provide assurance that the system (PC plus
options / cables) still fulfils the required standards. To avoid general EMC
problems, the following guidance should be noted:
■ Only CE marked options should be connected / implemented
■ Only best shielded cables should be connected
Working environment
This product was designed to fulfill the EMC (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) requirements to be observed for so-called “Residential,
commercial and light industry environments”.
TOSHIBA do not approve the use of this product in working environments
other than the above mentioned “Residential, commercial and light industry
environments”.
For example, the following environments are not approved:
■ Industrial Environments (environments with a mains voltage >230V~)
■ Medical Environments
■ Automotive Environments
■ Aircraft Environments
If this product is supplied with a network port, please refer to the paragraph
“Network connection”.
Any consequences resulting from the use of this product in working
environments that are not approved are not the responsibility of TOSHIBA
Europe GmbH.
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The consequences of the use of this product in non-approved working
environments may be:
■ Interference with other devices or machines in the near surrounding
area
■ Malfunction of, or data loss from, this product caused by disturbances
generated by other devices or machines in the near surrounding area
Therefore TOSHIBA strongly recommend that the electromagnetic
compatibility of this product should be suitably tested in all non-approved
working environments before use. In the case of automobiles or aircraft, the
manufacturer or airline respectively should be asked for permission before
use of this product.
Furthermore, for general safety reasons, the use of this product in
environments with explosive atmospheres is not permitted.
Information on the secure writing of optical disc
Even if your software gives no indication that any problems have occurred,
you should always check to ensure that information has been successfully
stored on recordable optical disc (CD-R, CD-RW and so forth).
Wireless LAN and your Health
Wireless LAN products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency
electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by Wireless LAN
devices however is far less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by
other wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Because Wireless LAN products operate within the guidelines found in
radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA
believes Wireless LAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and
recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and
result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who
continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of Wireless LAN may be
restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of
the organisation. These situations may for example include:
■ Using the Wireless LAN equipment on board of aeroplanes.
■ In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices
or services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices
in a specific organisation or environment (e.g. airports), you are
encouraged to ask for authorisation to use the Wireless LAN device prior to
turning on the equipment.
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Safety Instruction for Wireless Products
If your computer has a wireless function, all safety instructions must be
read carefully and must be fully understood, before you attempt to use it.
This manual contains the safety instructions that must be observed in order
to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries or could
damage your Wireless Products.
Limitation of Liability
For damage occurring due to an earthquake or thunder, fire beyond our
responsibility, action by third party, other accident, intentional or accidental
mistakes by a user, misuse, use under abnormal conditions, we do not take
any responsibility.
For incidental damage (loss of business profit, business interruption, etc.)
occurring due to use or disability of the product, we do not take any
responsibility.
For damage occurring due to non observance of the contents described in
the instruction manual, we do not take any responsibility.
For damage occurring due to erroneous operation or hang up caused by
use in combination with products not related to our company, we do not
take any responsibility.
Usage Restrictions
Do not use the Wireless Products for controlling the following equipment:
■ Equipment directly linked with human life corresponding to the
following.
■ Medical equipment such as life support systems, equipment used in
operations, etc.
■ Exhaust systems for gases such as poisonous gas etc. and exhaust
systems for smoke.
■ Equipment that must be set up in compliance with various laws such
as the Fire Services Act, the Construction Standard Act, etc.
■ Equipment corresponding to that mentioned above.
■ Equipment linked with human safety or having a serious influence on
the safe maintenance of public function, etc., because it is not designed
or manufactured for this type of use.
■ Traffic control equipment for air, railroad, road, marine transport, etc.
■ Equipment used in atomic power plants etc.
■ Equipment corresponding to that mentioned above.
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Warning
Turn OFF the Wireless Communication switch of Wireless Products in a
congested place, such as a crowded commuter train.
Keep this product at least 22cm away from a cardiac pacemaker.
Radio waves can potentially affect cardiac pacemaker operation, thereby
causing respiratory troubles.
Turn OFF the Wireless communication switch inside a medical facility or
near medical electric equipment. Do not bring medical electric equipment
close to the product.
Radio waves can potentially affect medical electric equipment, thereby
causing an accident due to malfunction.
Turn OFF the Wireless communication switch near an automatic door, fire
alarm or other automatic control equipment.
Radio waves can potentially affect automatic control equipment, thereby
causing an accident due to malfunction.
Do not turn ON the Wireless Communication switch in aircraft or in places
that generate or can generate radio interference.
Radio waves can potentially affect them, causing an accident due to
malfunction.
Monitor possible radio interference or other issues with other equipment
while the product is used. If any effect is caused, turn OFF the Wireless
Communication switch.
Radio waves can potentially affect other equipment, thereby causing an
accident due to malfunction.
When using the product in a car, check with the automobile dealer if the
car has an adequate electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
Radio waves of the product can potentially hamper safe driving.
Depending on the model, the product may rarely affect the car's electronic
equipment if it is used in a car.
Note
Do not use this product in the following places:
Near a microwave oven or other environment which generates a magnetic
field.
Near any place or equipment that generates static electricity or radio
interference.
Depending on the environment, in a place where radio waves cannot reach
the product.
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Table of Contents
General Precautions
Wireless LAN and your Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv
Preface
Manual contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxii
Chapter 1 :
Introduction
Equipment checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Special features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Chapter 2 :
The Grand Tour
Front with the display closed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front with the display open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optical Disc drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3 :
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-9
2-9
Getting Started
Setting up your work space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Opening the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Turning on the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Starting up for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Turning off the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Restarting the computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Restoring the preinstalled software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
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Chapter 4 :
Operating Basics
Using the TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1
Using the internal modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2
LAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6
Wireless LAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Using optical disc drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
Express Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-13
Writing CDs on a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-17
Writing CDs/DVDs on a DVD Super Multi drive supporting
double layer disc recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-19
Media Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-23
Diskettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-23
TV-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-24
Setting up more than one display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-24
Cleaning the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-25
Moving the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-25
Chapter 5 :
The Keyboard
Typewriter keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1
F1 ... F12 function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Soft keys: Fn key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Windows special keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3
Desktop-style Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-4
Chapter 6 :
Power and Power-Up Modes
Power conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1
Power indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Battery types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3
Care and use of the battery pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4
Replacing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10
TOSHIBA Password Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-12
Power-up modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13
Panel power off/on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13
System automatic Standby/Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13
Chapter 7 :
HW Setup
Accessing HW Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-1
HW Setup Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-1
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Optional Devices
PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD Memory cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Memory expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Additional battery pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Additional AC adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
External monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
i.LINK (IEEE1394) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Security lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
Chapter 9 :
Troubleshooting
Problem solving process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
Hardware and system checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
TOSHIBA support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Appendix A :
Specifications
Appendix B :
Display Modes
Appendix C :
AC Power Cord and Connectors
Appendix D :
If your computer is stolen
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of the Satellite M60 computer.
This powerful notebook computer provides excellent expansion capability,
including multimedia devices, and it is designed to provide years of reliable,
high-performance computing.
This manual tells how to set up and begin using your Satellite M60
computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your
computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and
troubleshooting.
If you are a new user of computers or if you’re new to portable computing,
first read over the Satellite M60 Features and The Grand Tour chapters to
familiarize yourself with the computer’s features, components and
accessory devices. Then read Getting Started for step-by-step instructions
on setting up your computer.
If you are an experienced computer user, please continue reading the
preface to learn how this manual is organized, then become acquainted
with this manual by browsing through its pages. Be sure to look over the
Special features section of the Satellite M60 Features, to learn about
features that are uncommon or unique to the computer.
Manual contents
This manual has nine chapters, four appendixes, a glossary and an index.
Chapter 1, Introduction, is an overview of the computer’s special features,
utilities, and options.
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour, identifies the components of the computer and
briefly explains how they function.
Chapter 3, Getting Started, provides a quick overview of how to begin
operating your computer and gives tips on safety and designing your work
area. Be sure to read the sections on setting up the operating system and
on restoring the preinstalled software.
Chapter 4, Operating Basics, includes instructions on using the following
devices: TouchPad, the optical disc drives, the internal modem, LAN and
wireless LAN. It also provides tips on care of the computer, diskettes and
DVD/CD-ROMs.
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Chapter 5, The Keyboard, describes special keyboard functions including
the keypad overlay and hotkeys.
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, gives details on the computer’s
power resources.
Chapter 7, HW Setup, introduces you to the TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
program.
Chapter 8, Optional Devices, describes the optional hardware available.
Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, provides helpful information on how to perform
some diagnostic tests, and suggests courses of action if the computer
doesn’t seem to be working properly.
The Appendices provide technical information about your computer.
The Glossary defines general computer terminology and includes a list of
acronyms used in the text.
Conventions
This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight
terms and operating procedures.
Abbreviations
On first appearance, and whenever necessary for clarity, abbreviations are
enclosed in parentheses following their definition. For example: Read Only
Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary.
Icons
Icons identify ports, dials, and other parts of your computer. The indicator
panel also uses icons to identify the components it is providing information
on.
Keys
The keyboard keys are used in the text to describe many computer
operations. A distinctive typeface identifies the key top symbols as they
appear on the keyboard. For example, Enter identifies the Enter key.
Key operation
Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys. We
identify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus sign
(+). For example, Ctrl + C means you must hold down Ctrl and at the same
time press C. If three keys are used, hold down the first two and at the
same time press the third.
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When procedures require an action such as
clicking an icon or entering text, the icon’s name
or the text you are to type in is represented in the
type face you see to the left.
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Display
Names of windows or icons or text generated by
the computer that appears on its display screen
is presented in the type face you see to the left.
ABC
Messages
Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your
attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below.
Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use of equipment or
failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or damage your
equipment.
Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make best use of
your equipment.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and it identifies the
computer’s features, options and accessories.
Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if
you use an operating system that was not preinstalled by TOSHIBA.
Equipment checklist
Carefully unpack your computer. Save the box and packing materials for
future use. Check to make sure you have all the following items:
Hardware
■ Satellite M60 Series Portable Personal Computer
■ Universal AC Adapter and Power Cord
■ Modular cable for modem (optional)
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Software
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack2
■ The following software preinstalled on your hard disk:
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Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
DVD Video Player
TOSHIBA Power Saver Utility
TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA TouchPad On/Off Utility
TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility
TOSHIBA Controls
TOSHIBA HW Setup Utility
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format
TOSHIBA Acoustic Silencer
TOSHIBA Virtual Sound
TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility
WinDVD Creator
Online Manual
Display Driver
TouchPad driver
Sound driver
Modem driver
LAN driver
Wireless LAN driver
The system may not function properly if you use drivers that are not
preinstalled or distributed by TOSHIBA.
Documentation and Backup Media
■ Your computer’s documentation:
■ Satellite M60 Series Personal Computer User’s Manual
■ Satellite M60 Quickstart
■ Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
■ Warranty information
■ Product Recovery DVD-ROM
If any of the items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer
immediately.
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Features
The Satellite M60 Series computer uses TOSHIBA’s advanced Large Scale
Integration (LSI), Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS)
technology extensively to provide compact size, minimum weight, low
power usage, and high reliability. This computer incorporates the following
features and benefits:
Processor
Depending on the model you purchased:
Intel® Celeron® M Processor 350 or higher
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730 or higher
Other processors may be introduced in the
future.
Chip Set
Mobile Intel® 915PM Express Chipset
(400/533 MHz FSB supported) for external
graphics controller
Mobile Intel® 910GML/915GM Express Chipset
(400/533 MHz FSB supported) for integrated
graphics controller
(Chipset depends on the model you purchased)
ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X600SE
ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X700
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GO 6600
(GPU depends on the models you purchased.)
ENE KB910 for Keyboard Controller, Battery
management Unit, and RTC.
ENE CB714 controller with Multiple Digital Media
Card Slot support
IEEE 1394 controller
ALC250 for AC97 CODEC.
Realtek RTL8100CL for 10M/100M LAN or
RTL8110SBL for Gigabit LAN
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Memory
Main Memory
Disclaimer
The graphics system in your computer may use
part of the main system memory for graphics
performance and therefore reduce the amount of
system memory available for other computing
activities. The amount of system memory
allocated to support graphics may vary
depending on the graphics system, applications
utilized, system memory size and other factors.
Slot
256, 512 or 1,024 MB memory modules can be
installed in the two main memory slots for a
maximum of 2,048 MB of system memory.
L2 Cache
1 MB L2 Cache (Intel® Celeron® M Processor)
2 MB L2 Cache (Intel® Pentium® M Processor)
Video RAM
Depending on the model you purchased:
Up to 128MB integrated solution and shared with
main memory for Mobile Intel® 915GM/910GML
Express Chipset
ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X600SE+64/128MB
VRAM with 128 bit bus
ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X700+64/128/
256MB VRAM with 128 bit bus
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GO 6600+128/256MB
VRAM with 128 bit bus
BIOS
1 MB Flash ROM for system BIOS
Suspend to RAM/Hard Disk Drive
Password protection (System)
Various hot key for system control
Refreshable
Complete ACPI 1.0b Function
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Power
Battery Pack
8-cell Lithium Ion smart battery pack with
14.8V / 4300mAh capacity
Approximately 4-12 hours or longer charge time
to 100% battery capacity with the system on
Approximately 4 hours charge time to 100%
battery capacity with the system off
Discharge time in shutdown mode is
approximately 1 month
RTC Battery
The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time
Clock (RTC) and calendar.
AC adapter
The universal AC adapter provides power to the
system and recharges the batteries when they
are low. It comes with a detachable power cord.
TouchPad
A TouchPad and control buttons in the palm rest
enable control of the on-screen pointer.
Display
17" TFT screen with a resolution of
1440 horizontal x 900 vertical pixels WXGA
17" High Brightness TFT screen with a resolution
of 1440 horizontal x 900 vertical pixels WXGA
17" TFT screen with a resolution of
1680 horizontal x 1050 vertical pixels WSXGA+
Disks
Fixed hard disk
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40.0 billion bytes (37.26GB)
60.0 billion bytes (55.88GB)
80.0 billion bytes (74.52GB)
100.0 billion bytes (93.16GB)
120.0 billion bytes (111.78GB)
Bus Master IDE
9.5m/m 2.5" hard disk drive support
Ultra DMA 100
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CD-RW/DVD-ROM
drive
Some models are equipped with a full- size
CD-RW/DVD-ROM module that lets you record
data to rewritable CD/CD-RWs as well as run
either 12cm (4.72”) or 8cm (3.15”) CD/DVDs
without using an adapter. It reads DVD-ROMs at
maximum 8 speed and CD-ROMs at maximum
24 speed. It writes CD-R at up to 24 speed,
CD-RW at up to 24 speed. This drive supports
the following formats:
■ DVD-ROM
■DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■DVD-RW
■ CD-R
■CD-RW
■ CD-DA
■CD-Text
■ DVD-RAM
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode1, Mode2
■ CD-ROMXA Mode2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD(CD-EXTRA)
DVD Super Multi
drive (Supporting
Double Layer)
Some models are equipped with a full- size DVD
Super Multi Drive module that lets you record
data to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either
12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without
using an adaptor. It reads DVD-ROMs at
maximum 8 speed and CD-ROMs at maximum
24 speed. It writes CD-R at up to 24 speed,
CD-RW at up to 10 speed, DVD-R at maximum
8 speed, DVD-RW at maximum 4 speed,
DVD+R at maximum 8 speed, DVD+RW at
maximum 4 speed DVD+R DL at maximum
2.4 speed, and DVD-RAM at maximum 5 speed.
This drive supports the following formats:
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD+R DL ■ CD-Text
■ CD-DA
■ CD-RW
■ CD-R
■ DVD-RAM
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode1, Mode2
■ CD-ROMXA Mode2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
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Slots
PC Card
Accommodates one type II device.
ExpressCard
This slot allows you to insert an Express Card
device which is a small, modular add-in card
technology based on the PCI Express and
Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces. The
maximum transmission rate is 2.5Gbps and both
34mm and 54mm types are supported.
Multiple Digital
Media Card (SD/
MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
This slot lets you easily transfer data from
devices, such as digital cameras and Personal
Digital Assistants, that use flash-memory.
Ports
External monitor
15-pin analog VGA port supports VESA DDC2B
compatible functions.
Universal Serial Bus
The computer has three Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports that comply with the USB 2.0
standard, which enables data transfer speeds
more than 40 times faster than USB 1.1 (which
this computer also supports.) The USB ports may
be used to transfer data at Low, Full, and High
speeds.
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
This port enables high-speed data transfer
directly from external devices such as digital
video cameras.
TV Out
The 4-pin S-Video port is compatible with PAL or
NTSC TV standards, supporting Macrovision
7.02 copy protection.
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Windows® Operating System compatible sound
system provides internal speakers as well as
jacks for an external microphone and
headphones.
Express Media
Player
Let you use the computer’s fixed optical disc
drive as a stand-alone audio CD-player/DVD
player.
Headphone jack
A standard 3.5mm headphone jack
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Microphone jack
A standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of monaural microphone input.
Control Buttons
Two programmable buttons (one set by default to
Internet and which opens your web browser, and
one set by default to open Windows Media
Player), and four multimedia keys for controlling
CD/DVD and/or digital media file playback.
Communications
Modem
An internal modem provides capability for data
and fax communication. It supports V.90 or V.92
depending on the region. The speed of data and
fax transfer depends on analog telephone line
conditions. It has a modem jack for connecting to
a telephone line.
LAN
The computer has built-in support for Ethernet
LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T),
Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second
100BASE-TX), or Gigabit Ethernet LAN
(1000megabits per second, 1000BASE-T).
Wireless LAN
(depends on the
model you
purchased)
Some computers in this series are equipped with
a wireless LAN mini-PCI card that is compatible
with other LAN systems that support either the
802.11a/b/g or 802.11b/g wireless standards.
It has a Frequency Channel Selection
(2.4 or 5 GHz) and allows roaming over multiple
channels.
Bluetooth (depends
on the model you
purchased)
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology
used to create PANs (Personal Area Networks)
among your devices, and with other nearby
devices like mobile computers, mobile phones,
and digital cameras.
Security
Boot-up password protection
Two level password architecture
Security Lock Slot
Receives an optional security lock in order to
anchor the computer to a desk or other large,
heavy object.
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Special features
The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use.
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Hotkeys
Key combinations let you quickly modify the
system configuration directly from the keyboard
without running a system configuration program.
Display Automatic
Power off
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
internal display when there is no input from the
keyboard or pointing device for a specified time
period. Power is restored when any key is
pressed or when there is input from a pointing
device. You can specify the time in the TOSHIBA
Power Saver utility.
Hard Disk Drive
Automatic Power Off
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
hard disk drive when it is not accessed for a
specified time period. Power is restored when the
hard disk is accessed. You can specify the time
in the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility.
System Automatic
Standby/Hibernation
This feature automatically places the system into
Standby Mode or Hibernation Mode when there
is no input or hardware access for a specified
time period. You can specify the time and select
either System Standby or System Hibernate in
the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility.
Power-on Password
Two levels of password security are available:
supervisor and user. This feature prevents
unauthorized access to your computer.
Battery Save Mode
This feature lets you save battery power. You can
specify the settings for Battery Save Mode in the
TOSHIBA Power Saver utility.
Instant Security
A hotkey function blanks the screen providing
quick and easy data security.
Panel Power Off/On
This feature turns power to the computer off
when the display panel is closed and turns it back
on when the panel is opened. You can specify
the setting in the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility.
Low Battery
Automatic
Hibernation
When battery power is exhausted to the point
that computer operation cannot be continued,
the system automatically enters Hibernation
Mode and shuts down. You can specify the
setting in the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility.
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Hibernation
This feature lets you turn off the power without
exiting from your software. The contents of main
memory are saved to the hard disk. When you
turn on the power again, you can continue
working right where you left off. Refer to the
Turning off the power section in Chapter 3,
Getting Started, for details.
Standby
In Standby mode, power to the system remains
on, but the CPU and all other devices are in
sleep mode. When the computer is in standby
mode, the Power LED flashes in amber. The
computer enters Standby mode regardless of the
Hibernate setting. Refer to the Turning off the
power section in Chapter 3, Getting Started, for
details.
■ Before entering Standby mode, be sure to save your data.
■ Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
Standby mode. The computer or the module could be damaged.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Standby mode.
Data in memory will be lost.
Utilities
This section describes preinstalled utilities and tells how to start them.
For details on operations, refer to each utility’s online manual, help files or
readme files.
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TOSHIBA Power
Saver
There are two ways to display the Windows® XP
Control Panel. The default is Category View.
TOSHIBA Power Saver is under the
Performance and Maintenance item.
TOSHIBA Controls
This utility allows you to perform the following two
functions:
■ Buttons
Assign applications or functions to the Internet
button and the CD/DVD button.
The default settings are to launch the default
Internet browser and the Windows Media Player
respectively.
■ Media Apps
Select the application for audio and video
playback.
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DVD Player
The DVD Video Player is used to play
DVD-Video. It has an on-screen interface and
functions. Click Start, point to All Programs,
point to InterVideo WinDVD then click InterVideo
WinDVD.
ConfigFree
ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy
control of communication device and network
connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find
communication problems and create profiles for
easy switching between location and
communication networks.
To start ConfigFree, click the Windows Start
Button, point to All Programs, point to TOSHIBA,
point to Networking and click ConfigFree.
TOSHIBA TouchPad
On/Off Utility
Pressing Fn+F9 in a Windows® Operating
System environment enables or disables the
TouchPad function. When you press these hot
keys, the current setting will change and be
displayed as an icon.
RecordNow! Basic
for TOSHIBA
You can create CD/DVDs in several formats
including audio CDs that can be played on a
standard stereo CD player and data CD/DVDs to
store the files and folders on your hard disk drive.
This software can be used on models with either
a DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW drive or a DVD Super
Multi drive.
DLA for TOSHIBA
DLA (Drive Letter Access) is the packet writing
software which provides the function to write files
and/or folders to DVD+RW, DVD-RW or CD-RW
discs via a drive letter like a floppy disk or other
removable disks.
TOSHIBA Touch and
Launch
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch is a tool that allows
you to perform various tasks easily using the
Touch Pad. It is useful in the following conditions.
■ To open a file located on the desktop whose
icon is obscured by a window.
■ To open a page contained in the Internet
Explorer Favorites menu.
■ To display the list of currently open windows
and change the active window.It also
provides the following functions by
customizing the settings.
■ To open a file stored in a predefined folder.
■ To quickly launch your frequently used
applications which have been registered.
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TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility
This utility allows you to enlarge or reduce the
icon size on the desktop or the application
window.
TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA Assist is a graphical user interface that
provides easy access to help and services.
TOSHIBA HW Setup
This program lets you customize your hardware
settings according to the way you work with your
computer and the peripherals you use. To start
the utility, click Start, click Control Panel, click
Printers and Other Hardware and select the
TOSHIBA HW Setup icon.
TOSHIBA
Accessibility
This utility lets you make the Fn key sticky, that
is, you can press it once, release it, and then
press an “F number” key. The Fn key remains
active until another key is pressed.
CD/DVD Drive
Acoustic Silencer
This utility allow you to set the read speed of the
CD/DVD drive.
You can either set Normal Mode to run the drive
at its fastest speed to read data early, or Quiet
Mode to lessen operating noise.
Options
You can add a number of options to make your computer even more
powerful and convenient to use. The following options are available:
Memory Modules
Two memory modules can be installed in this
computer.
Use only DDRII-533MHz compatible memory modules. See your
TOSHIBA dealer for details.
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Battery Pack
An additional battery pack can be purchased
from your TOSHIBA dealer. Use it as a spare to
increase your computer operating time.
AC adapter
If you use your computer at more than one site
frequently, it may be convenient to purchase an
additional AC adapter for each site so you will not
have to carry the adapter with you.
USB Floppy Disk
Drive Kit
Lets you attach a floppy disk drive to your
computer by means of a USB cable.
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Chapter 2
The Grand Tour
This chapter identifies the various components of your computer.
Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer.
Certain types of notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all
possible configurations for an entire product series. Your selected model
may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the
icons or switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have
selected all those features.
Front with the display closed
The following figure shows the computer front with its display panel in the
closed position.
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2.Headphone Jack
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Microphone Jack
The standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack
enables connection of a three conductive type
mini-jack for a monaural microphone.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack lets you connect stereo
headphones or other audio output devices such
as external speakers with a power amplifier.
Connecting headphones or other devices to this
jack automatically disables the internal speakers.
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Volume Control
Use this dial to adjust the volume of the stereo
speakers or headphones.
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
The Multiple Digital Media Card Slot allows you
to use media cards from digital still cameras and
various forms of portable information equipment.
Left and Right
Speakers
The audio speakers.
Left side
The following figure shows the computer’s left side.
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The left side of the computer
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Optical Disc Drive
The computer is configured with a full-size optical
disc drive module that lets you run either 12 cm
(4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") discs without using an
adapter. See the Drives section in this chapter for
technical specifications on each drive and
Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for information on
using the drive and caring for discs.
Optical Disc Drive
LED
This indicator lights when the Optical Disc Drive
is being accessed.
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The following figure shows the computer's right side.
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2.ExpressCard Slot
3.i.Link (IEEE1394) Port
4.Wireless Communication Switch*
5.Wireless Communication LED*
6.Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
7.Modem Jack
The right side of the computer
*
This feature is available depending the model you purchased.
PC Card Slot
The PC Card slot can accommodate one 5 mm PC
Card (Type II). You can install any industry standard
PC Card such as a SCSI adapter, Ethernet adapter or
flash memory card.
ExpressCard
Slot
This slot allows you to insert an Express Card device
which is a small, modular add-in card technology
based on the PCI Express and Universal Serial Bus
(USB) interfaces. The maximum transmission rate is
2.5 Gbps and both 34 mm and 54 mm types are
supported.
This feature may not be present, depending on your
configuration.
i .LINK
(IEEE1394) Port
This feature may not be present, depending on your
configuration. This feature may not be present,
depending on your configuration.
The wireless communication switch turns on the
Wireless
Communication wireless networking transceiver. The Wireless
Switch
Communication LED beside it indicates that wireless
networking is turned on.
This feature may not be present, depending on your
configuration.
Wireless
Indicates whether wireless LAN or Bluetooth is active
Communication or not.
LED
This feature may not be present, depending on your
configuration.
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Universal Serial
Bus (USB) Port
The Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0 and 1.1) port
enables USB-equipped devices (such as keyboards,
mice, hard drives, scanners, and printers) to be
connected to the computer.
Modem Jack
The modem jack lets you use a modular cable to
connect the modem directly to a telephone line.
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Back side
The following figure shows the computer's back panel.
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2.Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
3.RGB (Monitor) Port
4.TV Out Port
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6.Fan Vent
7.LAN Jack
The back side of the computer
Security Lock
A security cable attaches to this port in order to
anchor your computer to a desk or other large
object to deter theft.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB) Ports
The Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0 and 1.1) ports
enable USB-equipped devices (such as
keyboards, mice, hard drives, scanners,
and printers) to be connected to the computer.
RGB (Monitor) Port
This 15-pin port lets you connect an external
video display to the computer.
TV Out Port
Plug a 4-pin S- video cable into this connector for
the output of an NTSC or PAL signal.
DC IN 19V Jack
The DC IN jack is where you plug in the AC
adapter.
Fan Vents
The fan vents help to keep the CPU from
overheating.
LAN Jack
This jack lets you connect to a LAN.
The adapter has built-in support for Ethernet
LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T),
Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX) or Gigabit Ethernet LAN
(1000 megabits per second, 1000BASE-T).
Two indicators built into the jack let you see the
LAN status.
To prevent possible over heating of the CPU, never block the fan vents.
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Underside
The following figure shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the
display is closed before turning over your computer.
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2.Battery Pack
3.Expansion Memory Socket
The underside of the computer
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Slide this latch to remove the battery pack.
Battery Pack
The battery pack powers the computer when
the AC adapter is not connected. For detailed
information on the battery pack, refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Expansion Memory
Socket
Use this socket to install a memory module to
increase your computer’s memory. Refer to the
Memory Expansion section in Chapter 8,
Optional Devices.
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Front with the display open
The following figure shows the front of the computer with the display open.
To open the display, slide the display latch on the front of the display and lift
up. Position the display at a comfortable viewing angle.
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1.DC-IN LED
2.Power LED
3.Battery LED
4.Hard Disk LED
5.Multiple Digital Media Card Access LED
6.Display Screen
7.Power Button
8.Internet Button
9.CD/DVD Button
10.Play/Pause
11.Stop
12.Previous
13.Next
14.TouchPad
15.TouchPad Controls
The front with the display open
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DC IN LED
The DC IN LED indicates the computer is
connected to the AC adapter and it is plugged
into an AC power source.
Power LED
The Power LED flashes amber while the system
is in Standby mode. The LED turns off when the
computer is turned off or in hibernation mode.
In normal operating mode, the LED is green.
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Battery LED
The Battery LED indicates the battery’s current
charge/discharge status. It lights green when the
battery is fully charged. It lights amber while the
battery is being charged from the AC adapter.
It flashes amber when the battery capacity is low.
Hard Disk Drive LED
The Hard Disk Drive LED indicates that the
Hard Disk Drive is being accessed. Every time
your computer runs a program, opens a file,
or performs some other function in which it must
access the Hard Disk Drive, this light goes on.
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
Access LED
The Multiple Digital Media Card Slot Access LED
lights up when the Multiple Digital Media Card
slot is accessed.
Display Screen
The LCD displays high-contrast text and
graphics. Refer to Appendix B. When the
computer operates on the AC adapter the display
screen’s image will be somewhat brighter than
when it operates on battery power. The
brightness level is intended to save battery
power.
To prolong the life of your display screen, use a screen saver when youíre
not working with the computer and it is idle.
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Press the power button to turn the computer’s
power on and off. There is an LED inside the
power button which shines blue when the system
is on.
Internet Button
Press the Internet button to open your default
web browser.
The button setting can be changed in TOSHIBA
Controls. To access the TOSHIBA Controls utility,
click start, click Control Panel, click Printers
and Other Hardware and select the TOSHIBA
Controls icon.
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CD/DVD Button
Pressing this button in the power-off condition will
run Express Media Player. Once Express Media
Player is launched, the Power indicator turns on
and the audio button is enabled. Meanwhile,
when Express Media Player is running, pressing
this button will do nothing. Pressing this button in
the power-on or standby conditions will launch
Windows Media® Player (default setting).
The button setting can be changed in TOSHIBA
Controls. To access the TOSHIBA Controls utility,
click start, click Control Panel, click Printers
and Other Hardware and select the TOSHIBA
Controls icon.
When you use Express Media Player, please assign the CD/DVD button to
“CD/DVD” in TOSHIBA Controls.
Play/Pause
Press this button to begin playing an audio CD,
a DVD movie or digital audio files. This button
also acts as a Pause button.
Stop
Stops playing the CD, DVD or digital audio.
Next
Skips forward to the next track, chapter or data.
Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for details.
Previous
Skips back to the previous track, chapter or data.
Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for details.
If Random or Shuffle is selected in Windows® Media Player,
selecting Next or Previous advances to a random selection.
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TouchPad
A pointing device located in the center of the
palm rest is used to control the on-screen pointer.
Refer to the Using the TouchPad section in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
TouchPad Control
Buttons
Control buttons below the TouchPad let you
select menu items or manipulate text and
graphics designated by the on-screen pointer.
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Keyboard Indicators
Scroll Lock
Num Lock
CapS Lock
Scroll Lock
When the Scroll Lock icon lights green, the cursor is
locked on a specific line.
Num Lock
You can use the number keys on the numeric keypad for
numeric input when the the Num Lock icon lights green.
When it does not light, you can use the cursor keys.
Caps Lock
The Caps Lock LED lights when you press the Caps Lock
key. When this light is on, pressing a letter key on the
keyboard produces an uppercase (capital) letter.
Optical Disc drive
One of the following optical disc drives is installed in the computer:
CD-RW/ DVD-ROM drive or the DVD Super Multi drive (either single layer
or double layer support, depending on the configuration of your computer).
An ATAPI interface controller is used for CD/DVD-ROM operation. When
the computer is accessing a disc, an indicator on the drive glows.
Region codes for DVD drives and media
The disc drive and its media are manufactured according to the
specifications of six marketing regions. When you purchase DVD-Video,
make sure it matches your drive, otherwise it will not play properly.
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Canada, United States
2
Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East
3
Southeast Asia, East Asia
4
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America,
South America, Caribbean
5
Russia, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
6
China
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Writable discs
This section describes the types of writable discs. Check the specifications
for your drive to for the type of discs it can write. Use Record Now! to write
compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
CDs
■ CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be
erased or changed.
■ CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once. Use either 1x, 2x, or 4x
multi speed CD-RW discs or high-speed 4x to 10x discs. The write
speed of the ultra-speed CD-RW discs is a maximum of 24x.
DVDs
■ DVD-R and DVD+R discs can be written only once. The recorded data
cannot be erased or changed.
■ DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than
once.
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
The full-size CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive module lets you record data to
rewritable CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") discs
without using an adapter.
The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the other
edge.
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
24 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
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DVD Super Multi drive with double layer disc recording
support
The full-size DVD super multi drive module lets you record data to
rewritable discs as well as run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") discs
without using an adapter.
The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the other
edge.
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
10 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
DVD+R (DL) write 2.4 speed (maximum)
This drive can not use discs that allow writing faster than 8 or more speed
(DVD-R, DVD+R with Single Layer), 4 or more speed (DVD-RW,
DVD+RW), 5 speed (DVD-RAM) or ultra-speed+(CD-RW).
AC adapter
The AC adapter converts AC power to DC power and reduces the voltage
supplied to the computer. It can automatically adjust to any voltage from
100 to 240 volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to
use the computer in almost any country/region.
To recharge the battery, simply connect the AC adapter to a power source
and the computer. See Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, for details.
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Use of the wrong adapter could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
The output rating is 19 volts DC.
Please use only the AC Adapter supplied with the computer or an AC
adapter certified by TOSHIBA.
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Chapter 3
Getting Started
This chapter provides basic information to get you started using your
computer. It covers the following topics:
■ Setting up your work space - for your health and safety
Be sure also to read Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort. This guide,
which is included with the computer, explains product liability.
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Connecting the AC adapter
Opening the display
Turning on the power
Starting up for the first time
Turning off the power
Restarting the computer
Restoring the preinstalled software
All users should be sure to carefully read the section Starting up for the first
time, which describe actions to take when you turn on the power for the
first time.
Setting up your work space
Establishing a comfortable work site is important for you and your
computer. A poor work environment or stressful work habits can result in
discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or
other joints. Proper ambient conditions should also be maintained for the
computer’s operation. This section discusses the following topics:
■ General conditions
■ Placement of the computer and peripheral devices
■ Seating and posture
■ Lighting
■ Work habits
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General conditions
In general, if you are comfortable, so is your computer, but read the
following to make sure your work site provides a proper environment.
■ Make sure there is adequate space around the computer for proper
ventilation.
■ Make sure the AC power cord connects to an outlet that is close to the
computer and easily accessible.
■ The temperature should be 5 to 35 degrees Centigrade
(41 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit) and the relative humidity should be
20 to 80 percent.
■ Avoid areas where rapid or extreme changes in temperature or humidity
may occur.
■ Keep the computer free of dust, moisture, and exposure to direct
sunlight.
■ Keep the computer away from heat sources, such as electric heaters.
■ Do not use the computer near liquids or corrosive chemicals.
■ Some components in the computer, including data storage media, can
be damaged by magnets. Do not place the computer near magnetic
objects or bring magnetic objects close to the computer. Be careful of
objects, such as stereo speakers, that produce strong magnetic fields
during operation. Also, be careful with metal objects, such as bracelets,
which can be inadvertently magnetized.
■ Do not operate the computer in close proximity to a mobile phone.
■ Leave ample ventilation room for the fan. Ensure that there are no
obstructions around any of the system inlets or exhaust vents.
Placement of computer
Position the computer and peripheral devices to provide comfort and safety.
■ Set the computer on a flat surface at a comfortable height and distance.
The display should be no higher than eye level to avoid eye strain.
■ Place the computer so that it is directly in front of you when you work
and make sure you have adequate space to easily operate other
devices.
■ Allow adequate space behind the computer to let you freely adjust the
display. The display should be angled to reduce glare and maximize
visibility.
■ If you use a paper holder, set it at about the same height and distance
as the computer.
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Seating and posture
The height of your chair in relation to the computer and keyboard as well as
the support it gives your body are primary factors in reducing work strain.
Below eye level
90°angles
Foot rest
Posture and positioning of the computer
■ Place your chair so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the level of
your elbow. You should be able to type comfortably with your shoulders
relaxed.
■ Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. If necessary, use a
foot rest to raise the level of your knees to ease pressure on the back of
your thighs.
■ Adjust the back of your chair so it supports the lower curve of your
spine.
■ Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately
90 degree angles when you work. Do not slump forward or lean back
too far.
Lighting
Proper lighting can improve legibility of the display and reduce eye strain.
■ Position the computer so that sunlight or bright indoor lighting does not
reflect off the screen. Use tinted windows, shades or other screen to
eliminate sun glare.
■ Avoid placing the computer in front of bright light that could shine
directly in your eyes.
■ If possible, use soft, indirect lighting in your computer work area.
Use a lamp to illuminate your documents or desk, but be sure to
position the lamp so that it does not reflect off the display or shine in
your eyes.
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Work habits
A key to avoiding discomfort or injury from repetitive strain is to vary your
activities.
If possible, schedule a variety of tasks into your work day. If you must
spend long periods at the computer, finding ways to break up the routine
can reduce stress and improve your efficiency.
■ Sit in a relaxed posture. Good positioning of your chair and equipment
as described earlier can reduce tension in your shoulders or neck and
ease back strain.
■ Vary your posture frequently.
■ Occasionally stand up and stretch or exercise briefly.
■ Exercise and stretch your wrists and hands a number of times during
the day.
■ Frequently, look away from the computer and focus your eyes on a
distant object for several seconds, for example 30 seconds every
15 minutes.
■ Take frequent short breaks instead of one or two long breaks,
for example, two or three minutes every half hour.
■ Have your eyes examined regularly and visit a doctor promptly,
if you suspect you might be suffering from a repetitive strain injury.
■ Please check every couple of months to ensure the fan inlets or
exhaust vents (see sections 2-5 and 2-7) are unobstructed. Clean them
if necessary.
A number of books are available on ergonomics and repetitive strain injury
or repetitive stress syndrome. For more information on these topics or for
pointers on exercises for such stress points as hands and wrists, please
check with your library or book vendor. Also refer to the computer’s
Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort.
Connecting the AC adapter
Attach the AC adapter when you need to charge the battery or you want to
operate from AC power. It is also the fastest way to get started, because
the battery pack will need to be charged before you can operate from
battery power. The AC adapter can be connected to any power source
supplying from 100 to 240 volts and 50 or 60 hertz. For details on using the
AC adapter to charge the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and
Power-Up Modes.
Use of the wrong adapter could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
The output rating is 19 volts DC.
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1. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
Connecting the power cord to the AC adapter
2. Connect the AC adapter's DC output plug to the DC IN input port on the
back of the computer.
Connecting the adapter to the computer
3. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet. The Battery and DC IN
indicators on the front of the computer should glow.
Opening the display
The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal
viewing.
1. Slide the display latch on the front of the computer to the right to unlatch
the display panel.
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2. Lift the panel up and adjust it to the best viewing angle for you.
Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel.
Opening it vigorously or slamming it shut could damage the computer.
Turning on the power
This section describes how to turn on the power.
After you turn on the power for the first time, do not turn it off until you have
set up the operating system. Refer to the section Starting up for the first
time in this chapter.
1. If a USB Floppy Disk drive is connected, make sure the drive is empty.
If a diskette is in the drive, press the eject button to remove it.
2. Open the display panel.
3. Press the Power button.
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Starting up for the first time
When you first turn on the power, the computer’s initial screen is the
Windows® XP Startup Screen Logo. Follow the on-screen directions for
each screen. During setup, you can click the Back button to return to the
previous screen.
Be sure to read the Windows® Operating System End User License
Agreement carefully.
Turning off the power
The power can be turned off in one of the following modes: Shut down
(Boot), Hibernation or Standby mode.
Shut Down mode (Boot mode)
When you turn off the power in Shut Down mode, no data is saved and the
computer will boot to the operating system’s main screen.
1. If you have entered data, save it to the hard disk or to a diskette.
2. Make sure all disk activity has stopped, then remove the optical disc
media or floppy diskette.
Make sure the Built-in Hard Disk Drive and optical disc drive are off.
If you turn off the power while a disk is being accessed, you can lose data
or damage the disk.
3. Click Start and click Shut Down. From the Shut Down dialogue box,
choose Turn Off.
4. Turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Hibernation mode
The hibernation feature saves the contents of memory to the hard disk
when the computer is turned off. The next time the computer is turned on,
the previous state is restored. The hibernation feature does not save the
status of peripheral devices.
1. While entering hibernation mode, the computer saves the contents of
memory to the Hard Disk Drive. Data will be lost if you remove the
battery or disconnect the AC adapter before the save is completed.
Wait for the Built-in Hard Disk Drive indicator to go out.
2. Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
hibernation mode. Data will be lost.
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Benefits of Hibernation
The hibernation feature provides the following benefits:
■ Saves data to the hard disk when the computer automatically shuts
down because of a low battery.
For the computer to shut down in Hibernation Mode, the hibernation
feature must be enabled within the Hibernate tab of the Windows Power
Options utility and the Basic Setup tab of the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility.
If these changes are not made, the computer will shut down in Standby
Mode - if battery power becomes depleted, data saved in Standby Mode
will be lost.
■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when
you turn on the computer.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the duration set by the System
hibernate feature.
■ You can use the panel power off feature.
Starting Hibernation
You can also enable Hibernation by pressing Fn + F4. See Chapter 5,
The Keyboard, for details.
To enter Hibernation mode, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start.
2. Select Shut Down.
3. Open the Shut Down dialog box. Hibernate is not displayed.
4. Press the Shift key. The Standby item will change to Hibernate.
5. Select Hibernate.
Automatic Hibernation
The computer will enter Hibernate mode automatically when you press the
power button or close the lid. First, however, make the appropriate settings
according to the steps below.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Open Performance and Maintenance and open Power Options.
3. Select the Hibernation tab.
4. Select Enable Hibernate, then click OK button.
5. Open Toshiba Power Saver.
6. Select Setup Action tab.
7. Enable the desired Hibernation settings for When I press the power
button and When I close the lid of my portable computer.
8. Click the OK button.
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Data save in hibernation mode
When you turn off the power in hibernation mode, the computer takes a
moment to save current memory data to the hard disk. During this time,
the Built-in Hard Disk Drive indicator will light.
After you turn off the computer and memory is saved to the hard disk,
turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Standby mode
In standby mode the power remains on, but the CPU and all other devices
are in sleep mode.
■ If the computer is not used or accessed in any way, including receipt of
e-mail, for approximately 15 or 30 minutes when the AC adapter is
connected, the computer will automatically enter Standby mode
(TOSHIBA Power Saver default).
■ To restore operation, press the power button.
■ If the computer automatically enters Standby mode while a network
application is active, the application might not be restored when the
computer wakes up from Standby.
■ To prevent the computer from automatically entering Standby Mode
disable Standby in the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility. However, please
note that making this change will nullify the computer’s Energy Star
compliance.
Standby precautions
■ Before entering Standby mode, be sure to save your data.
■ Do not remove/install memory or remove power components:
■ Do not remove/install memory modules - the computer or module
could be damaged.
■ Do not remove the Battery Pack.
In any of the above cases, the standby configuration will not be saved.
■ If you carry the computer on board an aircraft or into a hospital, be sure
to shut down the computer in hibernation mode or in shutdown mode to
avoid radio signal interference.
Benefits of standby
The standby feature provides the following benefits:
■ Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than does
hibernation.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the duration set by the System Standby
feature.
■ You can use the panel power off feature.
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Enabling Standby
You can also enable Standby by pressing Fn + F3. See Chapter 5,
The Keyboard, for details.
You can enter standby mode in one of three ways:
1. Click Start, click Shut Down and click Stand by.
2. Close the display panel. This feature must be enabled. Refer to the
Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver Utility described in the
Control Panel.
3. Press the power button. This feature must be enabled. Refer to the
Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver Utility described in the
Control Panel.
When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when
you shut down the computer.
■ When the computer is shut down in standby mode, the power indicator
glows amber.
■ If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can lengthen
the operating time by shutting down in hibernation mode. Standby mode
consumes more power.
Standby limitations
Standby will not function under the following conditions:
■ Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down.
■ Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise.
Restarting the computer
Certain conditions require that you reset the system. For example, if:
■ You change certain computer settings.
■ An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard
commands.
There are three ways to reset the computer system:
1. Select Restart from the Shut Down dialogue.
2. If the computer is already on, press Ctrl + Alt + Del.
3. Press the power button to turn the computer off, then press it a second
to time in order to restart.
Only use step 3 if the operating system freezes or locks up due to a crash.
Performing step 3 should only ever be a last resort as you will lose all
unsaved data and could potentially damage critical files.
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Restoring the preinstalled software
If preinstalled files are damaged, use the Product Recovery media to
restore them. To restore the operating system and all preinstalled software,
follow the steps below.
Restoring the Windows operating system
When you reinstall the Windows® operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Load the Product Recovery disc in the drive and turn off the computer’s
power.
2. Power on your computer, when In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA
appears, press the F12 key - the Boot Menu will appear.
3. Use the up or down cursor keys to select the CD-ROM/DVD drive from
the displayed menu.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
5. If your computer came with additonal software installed, this software
can not be recovered from the Product Recovery DVD-ROM. Re-install
these applications (e.g. Works Suite, DVD Player, Games, etc.)
separately from other media.
Restoring Express Media Player
Please use the Express Media Player Recovery CD to reinstall the
“Express Media Player” before you reinstall a Windows® operating system.
(Depends on configuration)
To restore Express Media Player, follow the steps below.
1. Load the Express Media Player Recovery CD in the optical media drive
and turn off the computer’s power.
2. Power on your computer, when In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA
appears, press the F12 key - the Boot Menu will appear.
3. Use the up or down cursor keys to select the CD-ROM/DVD drive from
the displayed menu.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Restoring TOSHIBA utilities and drivers
If Windows is working properly, individual drivers or applications can be
separately restored. The TOSHIBA Tools & Utilities folder (C:\TOOLSCD)
contains drivers and applications, which are included with your computer
system. If your system drivers or applications have become damaged in
some way, you can reinstall most of the components from this folder.
Create a copy of this folder on external media for more convenience.
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the
TouchPad, optical disc drives, the internal modem, LAN and wireless LAN.
It also provides tips on caring for your computer and on heat dispersal.
Using the TouchPad
To use the TouchPad, simply move your finger tip across it in the direction
you want the on-screen pointer to go.
1. TouchPad control buttons
2. TouchPad
TouchPad and control buttons
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Two buttons below the keyboard are used like the buttons on a mouse
pointer.
Press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or graphics
designated by the pointer. Press the right button to display a menu or other
function depending on the software you are using.
Do not press on the TouchPad too hard or press a sharp object such as a
ball point pen against it. The TouchPad could be damaged.
The TouchPad has similar functions to a two-button mouse with a scroll
wheel. For some functions, you can tap it instead of pressing a button.
You can customize pointing device actions in Mouse Properties. Open the
Control Panel, select the Mouse icon and press Enter to open the Mouse
Properties window.
Click: Click the left control button or tap the TouchPad one time.
Double-click: Click the left control button twice or tap the TouchPad twice.
Scroll Vertical: Move your finger up or down the right edge of the
TouchPad.
Scroll Horizontal: Move your finger left or right along the bottom edge of
the TouchPad.
Using the internal modem
This section describes how to make settings and connect the modem.
Refer to the computer’s online help files for more information. Refer also to
the online help files for your modem software.
The internal modem does not support the voice functions described in the
help files. All data and fax functions are supported.
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from the telephone
jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will
damage the modem.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to
persons, including the following:
1. Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming
pool.
2. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
3. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
4. Use only the power cord indicated in this manual.
Region selection
Telecommunication regulations vary from one country/region to another,
so you will need to make sure the internal modem’s settings are correct for
the country/region in which it will be used.
1. Open the Modem Region Select application. It is located on the
Programs menu at TOSHIBA > Networking.
Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem setup
utility in the Control Panel if the function is available. If you change the
Country/Region in the Control Panel, the change may not take effect.
2. The Region Selection icon appears on the Windows Task Bar.
The Region Selection icon
3. Click the icon with the primary mouse button to display a list of regions
that the modem supports. A sub menu for telephony location
information will also be displayed. A check will appear next to the
currently selected region and telephony location.
4. Select a region from the region menu or a telephony location from the
submenu.
■ When you click a region it becomes the modem’s region selection,
and the New Location for telephony will be set automatically.
■ When you select a telephony location, the corresponding region is
automatically selected and it becomes the modem’s current region
setting.
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Properties menu
Click the icon with the secondary mouse button to display the following
menu.
The properties menu
Setting
You can enable or disable the following settings:
AutoRun Mode
Region Select Utility starts automatically when you start up the operating
system.
Open the Dialing Properties dialog box after selecting
region
The dialing properties dialog box will be displayed automatically after you
select the region.
Location list for region selection
A submenu appears displaying location information for telephony.
Open dialog box, if the modem and Telephony Current
Location region code do not match
A warning dialog box is displayed if current settings for region code and
telephony location are incorrect.
Modem Selection
If the computer cannot recognize the internal modem, a dialog box is
displayed. Select the COM port for your modem to use.
Dialing Properties
Select this item to display the dialing properties.
If you are using the computer in Japan, technical regulations described in
the Telecommunications Business Law require that you select Japan
region mode. It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other
selection.
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Connecting
To connect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below.
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from the telephone
jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will
damage the modem.
1. Plug one end of the modular cable into the modem jack.
2. Plug the other end of the modular cable into a telephone jack
Connecting the internal modem
Do not pull on the cable or move the computer while the cable is
connected.
If you use a storage device such as a DVD-ROM drive or Hard Disk Drive
connected to a 16-bit PC card, modem speed might be slow or
communication might be interrupted.
If modem speed is low or communication is interrupted when you are using
the modem, please set the CPU speed to Maximum within the TOSHIBA
Power Saver utility.
Disconnecting
To disconnect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the telephone jack and pull out the
connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the computer in the same manner.
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LAN
The computer is equipped with LAN circuits that support Ethernet LAN
(10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits
per second, 100BASE-TX), or Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1000megabits per
second, 1000BASE-T). This section describes how to connect/disconnect
to a LAN.
If you use Gigabit Ethernet LAN(1000megabits per second, 1000BASE-T),
be sure to connect with CAT5e or CAT6 cable.
Do not install or remove an optional memory module while Wake-up on
LAN is enabled.
Wake-up on LAN does not work without the AC adapter.
Leave it connected, if you are using this feature.
Connecting the LAN cable
The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a LAN.
Logging onto a LAN using the computer’s default settings could cause a
malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your LAN administrator
regarding set-up procedures.
If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX), be sure to connect with a CAT5 cable.
You cannot use a CAT3 cable.
If you are using Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T),
you can connect with either a CAT5 or a CAT3 cable.
If you use Gigabit Ethernet LAN(1000megabits per second, 1000BASE-T),
be sure to connect with CAT5e or CAT6 cable.
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power to the computer and to all external devices
connected to the computer.
2. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you hear
the latch click into place.
Connecting the LAN cable
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector. Check with
your LAN administrator before connecting to a hub.
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Disconnecting the LAN cable
To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer’s LAN jack and pull
out the connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub in the same manner.
Check with your LAN administrator before disconnecting from the hub.
Wireless LAN
The wireless LAN is compatible with other LAN systems that comply with
the 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN standard.
It supports the following:
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of
54, 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbit/s.
■ Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption, based on 128bit
encryption algorithm.
Wake-up on LAN does not function on a Wireless LAN.
■
■
■
■
Frequency Channel Selection (5GHz and 2.4 GHz)
Roaming over multiple channels
Card Power Management
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption.
Wireless LAN Disclaimer:
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over
which wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations.
The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum
speed.
To use the Atheros SuperAG™ or SuperG™ function, your client and
access point must support the corresponding feature. Performance of
these functions may vary depending on the format of data transmitted.
Security
1. TOSHIBA strongly recommends that you enable the WEP (encryption)
function otherwise your computer could be left wide open to illicit
access via the Wireless LAN - this may result in an intrusion leading to
the theft or even loss of stored data among other things. Moreover,
the owner of an Internet connection is responsible for all browsing,
downloading, and uploading activities on that connection, therefore an
unsecured wireless network connected directly to the Internet is an
open invitation for outsiders to abuse your ISP account privileges.
2. TOSHIBA is not liable for data packet theft due to the use of the
Wireless LAN, and any damage thereof.
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Wireless communication switch
You can enable or disable the wireless LAN function with the wireless
communication switch, no transmissions will be sent or received when the
switch is off. Slide the switch forward (to the front side of the computer) to
turn it off and backward (to the rear of the computer) to turn it on.
Turn the switch off in airplanes and hospitals. Check the LED.
It stops glowing when the wireless communication function is off.
Wireless communication LED
The LED indicates the status of the wireless communication functions.
LED status
Indication
LED off
Wireless communication switch is set to off
LED glows
Wireless communication switch is on
Using optical disc drives
The illustrations in this section might differ slightly from your drive,
but operation is the same for all optical disc drives. The full-size drive
provides high-performance execution of disc-based programs.
You can run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") discs without an adapter.
An ATAPI interface controller is used for disc drive operation. When the
computer is accessing a disc, an indicator on the drive illuminates.
Use the WinDVD application to view DVD-Video discs.
If you have a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, refer also to the Writing CDs on
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive section for precautions on writing to CDs.
If you have a DVD Super Multi drive, refer also to the Writing CD/DVDs on
DVD Super Multi drive section for precautions on writing to CDs.
Loading optical media discs
To load a disc, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the power.
2. a. Press the eject button to open the drawer slightly.
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Eject button
Pressing the eject button
b. Pressing the eject button will not open the drawer when the
computer’s power is off. If the power is off, you can open the drawer
by inserting a slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straightened
paper clip into the eject hole just to the right of the eject button.
Manual release with the eject hole
3. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully open.
Pulling the drawer open
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4. Lay the disc, label side up, in the drawer.
Inserting a disc
Be careful not to touch the lens or the area around it. Doing so could cause
the drive to malfunction.
5. Press gently at the center of the disc until you feel it click into place.
The disc should lie below the top of the spindle, flush with its base.
6. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks in
place.
If the disc is not seated properly when the drawer is closed, it might be
damaged. Also, the drawer might not open fully when you press the eject
button.
Closing the drive drawer
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Removing optical media discs
To remove the disc, follow the steps below.
Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the disc
drive. Wait for the optical disc indicator to go out before you open the
drawer. Also, if the disc is spinning when you open it, wait for it to stop
before you remove it.
1. To pop the drawer partially open, press the eject button. Gently pull the
drawer out until it is fully opened.
■ When the drawer pops open slightly, wait a moment to make sure the
disc has stopped spinning before pulling the drawer fully open.
■ Turn off the power before you use the eject hole. If the disc is spinning
when you open the drawer, it could fly off the spindle and cause injury.
2. The disc extends slightly over the sides of the drawer so you can grasp
it. Hold it gently and lift it out.
Removing a disc
3. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
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Buttons
The Internet button and the CD/DVD button can be assigned functions and
applications in the TOSHIBA Controls Properties.
CD/DVD play control buttons
In addition to the power button, the following four buttons control functions
of the optical disc drive and Digital Audio Data:
Play/Pause
Starts or pauses play
Stop
Stops play
Next
Advances to the next track, chapter or data
Previous
Returns to the previous track, chapter or data
If Random or Shuffle is selected in Windows® Media Player,
selecting Next or Previous advances to a random selection.
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Express Media Player
Express Media Player is a quick play feature that enables users to perform,
DVD and CD playback.
Notes for Express Media Player
Express Media Player (CD) and Express Media Player (DVD) Usage
■ Dirty or scratched CD/DVDs might not be playable. In addition,
the CD/DVD might not be removable if the dirt or scratches are serious.
■ Press the personal computer’s power switch for five seconds or more to
force it to shut down, you can open the drawer by inserting slender
object (about 15mm) into the eject hole. Refer to the Loading compact
discs section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Express Media Player (DVD) Usage
■ Express Media Player (DVD) plays the disc according to the way the
DVD-Video is programmed by the producer, and hence, sometimes it
might not work as expected.
■ ( ) might appear on screen during operation. When ( ) is displayed,
it means that Express Media Player (DVD) or DVD-Video prohibits that
particular operation from being carried out.
■ Please also read the instructions that come with the DVD that you want
to play.
■ Depending on the DVD being played, there might be dropping of frames
or skipping of audio.
■ The DVD can only be played on the LCD display of the computer.
External video output is not supported.
■ For DVD titles with parental control, scenes set in advance as
DVD-Video can be played. The level setting for the parental control is
not supported.
■ Data stored in the Video CD, DVD-Audio, -VR or +VR formats are
not playable. In addition, media that is not finalized, MPEG, DivX,
mini DVD and other types of file formats are also not playable.
■ Closed captions are not displayed.
■ Audio is only output in 2-channel, stereo format.
■ Titles with DTS or SDDS audio will not produce any audio output if
these formats are selected.
■ Audio output from SPDIF is not supported.
■ This system is not karaoke mode compatible.
■ When continuous actions are to be carried out, ensure that the current
action is completed before carrying out the next one. Failure to do so
might result in unexpected results.
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Express Media Player Settings
There are a few settings that need to be made in order to use Express
Media Player functions. The method for configuring the settings for the
functions is explained here.
Initial settings
When Express Media Player is first started or the recovery CD is used,
the screen for carrying out the initial settings of the Express Media Player is
displayed.
Please implement the settings as follows:
1. Language for displaying the Express Media Player set up and guide.
(Please refer to Table 1 for the language code.)
2. Keyboard. (Please refer to Table 2 for the keyboard code.)
Display Language setting and keyboard setting can be changed using the
set up for the DVD Player.
Display Language Code
Language
English
English
Español
Spanish
Français
French
Italiano
Italian
Nederlands
Dutch
Português
Portuguese
简体中文
Simplified Chinese
繁體中文
Traditional Chinese
Deutsch
German
Table 1 Display Language
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Keyboard Code
Keyboard Code
EN1
US English
PT1
Portuguese
EN2
UK English
RU1
Russian
ES1
Spanish
SV1
Swedish
FR1
French
TR1
Turkish
FR2
CanadianFrench
AR1
Arabic
IT1
Italian
BE1
Belgian
IW1
Hebrew
DA1
Danish
JA1
Japanese
DE1
German
KO1
Korean
DE2
Swiss-German
NO1
Norwegian
EL1
Greek
PL1
Polish
Table 2 Keyboard Code
Functions via the Front operation panel and the keyboard in the
Express Media Player mode
This list shows how the functions available from the keyboard correspond
to those available from the Front operation panel.
Front panel
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Computer
Power switch Terminates CD
CD/DVD
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DVD
Terminates DVD
Launch the CD
Launch the DVD
-
Fn + F7
Increases the
brightness
Increases the
brightness
-
Fn + F6
Decreases the
brightness
Decreases the
brightness
-
1
Select track 1
Select chapter 1
-
2
Select track 2
Select chapter 2
-
3
Select track 3
Select chapter 3
-
4
Select track 4
Select chapter 4
-
5
Select track 5
Select chapter 5
-
6
Select track 6
Select chapter 6
-
7
Select track 7
Select chapter 7
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8
Select track 8
Select chapter 8
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9
Select track 9
Select chapter 9
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0
Normally functions
as “0”
Normally functions
as “0”
-
F8 or F9
-
Displays the top
menu
-
-
Move the cursor
-
-
Move the cursor
-
-
Move the cursor
-
-
Move the cursor
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Enter
-
F2
-
Displays or hides
the Settings Menu
-
Esc
-
Menu cancel or
back or return
-
PgUp
-
-
-
PgDn
-
-
-
Ctrl +
Increases the
volume
Increases the
volume
-
Ctrl +
Decreases the
volume
Decreases the
volume
-
M
Mute the volume
Mute the volume
-
O
Rewinds by about
10 seconds
Rewinds the video
-
P
Skip by about 10
seconds
Forwards the video
K
Previous track
Previous chapter
L
Next track
Next chapter
Space
Play or pauses
Play or pauses
Ctrl + Space
Stop
Stop
-
Ctrl + R
Repeat
-
-
Ctrl + S
Shuffle
-
Executes the
selected option
Executes the
selected option
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D
Changes the
screen
Changes the
screen
-
G
-
Changes the angle
-
S
-
Changes the
subtitle
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A
-
Changes the audio
channel
-
T
-
Select title
-
Y
-
Slow play
-
F1
Display the
keyguide
Display the
keyguide
-
E
Eject
Eject
-
W
Changes the SRS
WOW XT Mode *
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* Changes the SRS mode of the built-in speaker from External Speaker to
Open Type Headphone to Closed Type Headphone to SRS Off.
Writing CDs on a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
You can use the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive to write data to CD-R/RW discs.
Important message
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/RW disc, read and follow
all setup and operating instructions in this section. If you fail to do so,
the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive may not function properly, and you may
fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other damage.
Disclaimer
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R/RW disc that may be caused by writing or
rewriting with this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/RW disc that may
be caused by writing or rewriting with this product, or for any business
profit loss or business interruption that may be caused by the change or
loss of the recorded contents.
■ Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or
software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives,
you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc
quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to make
two or more copies of important data, in case of undesired change or loss
of the recorded contents.
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CD-R discs can be written only once. CD-RW discs can be rewritten many
times.
Before writing or rewriting
Please observe the following points when you write or rewrite the data.
■ We recommend the following manufacturers of CD-R and CD-RW
media. Media quality can affect write or rewrite success rates.
CD-R:
TAIYOYUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
MITSUI CHEMICAL, Inc.
CD-RW:
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
TOSHIBA has confirmed the operation of CD-R and CD-RW media of the
manufacturers above. Operation of other media cannot be guaranteed.
■ CD-RW can generally be rewritten about 1,000 times. However,
the actual number of rewrites is affected by the quality of the media and
the way it is used.
■ Be sure to connect the universal AC adapter when you write or rewrite.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing
software.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer at full power. Do not use power-saving features.
■ Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish,
then disable virus detection programs including any software that
checks files automatically in the background.
■ Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance hard
disk drive access speed. They may cause unstable operation and
damage data.
■ Write from the computer’s hard disk drive to the CD. Do not try to write
from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device.
■ Writing with software other than Sonic RecordNow! has not been
confirmed. Therefore, operation with other software cannot be
guaranteed.
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When writing or rewriting
Note the following when you write or rewrite a CD-R or CD-RW.
■ Always copy data from the Hard disk drive to the CD. Do not use
cut-and-paste. The original data will be lost if there is a write error.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
■ Change users in the Windows XP operating system.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including the use of a
mouse or TouchPad, or closing/opening the LCD panel.
■ Start a communication application, such as a modem.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the PC.
■ Install, remove or connect external drives, including the PC Cards,
USB devices, an external display, i.LINK devices or optical digital
devices.
■ Open the optical disc drive.
■ If the media is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting
errors may occur.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration, such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable
surface, such as a stand.
■ Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
Writing CDs/DVDs on a DVD Super Multi drive
supporting double layer disc recording
You can use the DVD Super Multi drive to write data to either CD-R/RW or
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM discs.
Important message
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM
disc, read and follow all set-up and operating instructions in this section.
If you fail to do so, the DVD Super Multi drive may not function properly,
and you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other damage.
Disclaimer
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM disc that may
be caused by writing or rewriting with this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/RW or
DVD-R/-RW/ +R/+RW /-RAM disc that may be caused by writing or
rewriting with this product, or for any business profit loss or business
interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the recorded
contents.
■ Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or
software.
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Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives, you
may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc quality or
problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to make two or
more copies of important data, in case of undesired change or loss of the
recorded contents.
Before writing or rewriting
Please observe the following points when you write or rewrite data.
■ Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R/RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM
disc. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation,
quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or
rewrite success rates.
CD-R:
TAIYOYUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
MITSUI CHEMICAL, Inc.
CD-RW:
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD-R:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for
General Version 2.0
TAIYOYUDEN CO., LTD.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
DVD-RW:
DVD+R:
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
*DVD-RAM:
DVD+R (Double
Layer):
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DVD Specifications for Re-recordable Disc for
Version 1.1 or Version 1.2
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for
Version 2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
*DVD Multi drive and DVD Super Multi can use
DVD-RAM.
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
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■ If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you
use it.
■ The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW or DVD-RW/+RW/-RAM is
affected by the quality of the disc and the way it is used.
■ There are two types of DVD-R: authoring and general use discs.
Do not use authoring discs. Only general use discs can be written to by
a computer drive.
■ You can use DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge. You cannot use a disc
with a 2.6 GB single-sided capacity or 5.2 GB double-sided capacity.
■ Other DVD-ROM drives for computers or other DVD players may not be
able to read DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM discs.
■ Data written to a CD-R/DVD-R/+R disc cannot be deleted either in
whole or in part.
■ Data deleted (erased) from a CD-RW and DVD-RW/+RW/-RAM disc
cannot be recovered. Check the content of the disc carefully before you
delete it. If multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected,
be careful not to delete data from the wrong drive.
■ In writing to a DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW disc, some disc space is required
for file management, so you may not be able to write the full capacity of
the disc.
■ Since the disc is based on the DVD-R/-RW standard, it will be filled with
dummy data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Even if you write
only a small amount of data, it might take time to fill in the dummy data.
■ Two types of DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM discs are on the market:
data and video. Use a video disc to store video data. You can use video
discs on a DVD recorder as well as on your computer’s DVD-ROM
drive. You cannot use data discs on a DVD recorder.
■ DVD-RAM formatted by FAT32 cannot be read in Windows 2000
without DVD-RAM Driver Software.
■ When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be
careful not to write to the wrong drive.
■ Be sure to connect the universal AC adapter before you write or rewrite.
■ Before you enter standby/hibernation mode, be sure to finish DVD-RAM
writing. Writing is finished if you can eject DVD-RAM media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing
software.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver, which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer in the full-power mode. Do not use power-saving
features.
■ Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish,
then disable virus detection programs including any software that
checks files automatically in the background.
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■ Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance Hard
Disk Drive access speed. They may cause unstable operation and data
damage.
■ Write from the computer’s Hard Disk Drive to the disc. Do not try to
write from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network
device.
■ Writing with software other than Sonic RecordNow! has not been
confirmed. Therefore, operation with other software cannot be
guaranteed.
When writing or rewriting
Please observe/consider the following when you write or rewrite to
a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-RAM or DVD+R/+RW disc.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions when writing or rewriting:
■ Change users in the Windows XP operating system.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including using a
mouse or Touch Pad or closing/opening the LCD panel.
■ Start a communication application such as a modem.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the computer.
■ Install, remove or connect external drives, including the PC Cards,
USB devices, an external display, i.LINK devices or optical digital
devices.
■ Use of the Audio/Video control button to reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the drive.
■ Do not use shut down/log off and standby/hibernation while writing or
rewriting.
■ Make sure writing or rewriting is completed before going into
standby/hibernation. Writing is completed if you can open the drive tray.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration such as airplanes, trains or cars. Do not use an unstable
surface such as a stand.
■ Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
■ Always copy data from the hard disk drive to the DVD media. Do not
use cut-and-paste as the original data will be lost if there is a write error.
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Media Care
This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your discs and
diskettes.
Handles your media with care. The following simple precautions will
increase the lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on them:
1. Store your discs in the container they came in to protect them and keep
them clean.
2. Do not bend the disc.
3. Do not write on, apply a sticker to, or otherwise mar the surface of the
disc that contains data.
4. Hold the disc by its outside edge or the edge on the center hole.
Fingerprints on the surface can prevent the drive from properly reading
data.
5. Do not expose to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold. Do not place
heavy objects on your discs.
6. If your discs become dusty or dirty, wipe them with a clean dry cloth.
Wipe from the center out, do not wipe in a circular direction around the
disc. If necessary, use a cloth dampened in water or a neutral cleaner.
Do not use benzine, thinner or similar cleaner.
Diskettes
1. Store your diskettes in the container they came in to protect them and
keep them clean. If a diskette is dirty, do not use cleaning fluid.
Clean it with a soft damp cloth.
2. Do not slide back the diskette’s protective metal covering or touch the
diskette’s magnetic surface. Fingerprints may prevent the diskette drive
from reading data from the diskette.
3. Data may be lost if the diskette is twisted; bent; or exposed to direct
sunlight, extreme heat or cold.
4. Do not place heavy objects on your diskettes.
5. Do not eat, smoke, or use erasers near your diskettes. Foreign particles
inside the diskette’s jacket can damage the magnetic surface.
6. Magnetic energy can destroy data on diskettes. Keep your diskettes
away from speakers, radios, television sets and other sources of
magnetic fields.
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TV-Out
Use the TV-Out port to connect to a television. Be sure to use a 4 pin type
S-video cable. For more details, see Appendix B.
TV Out Port
Setting up more than one display
You can set up your computer to utilize more than one display,
effectively spreading a single desktop screen across two monitors.
The Display Properties window allows you to adjust more precisely the
relative positioning of the two displays when they are configured as an
extended desktop. On the Display Properties window, the two displays can
be positioned horizontally, vertically or in any diagonal configuration you
wish, as shown below.
If an external display will not be connected next time you use your
computer, you should cancel any extended desktop or clone display
settings before shutting down your computer.
Clone display settings are those where more than one device has been
selected and is simultaneously applicable.
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Cleaning the computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust
and use care with liquids around the computer.
■ Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get
wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely
before you turn it on again.
■ Clean the computer using a slightly damp (with water) cloth. You can
use glass cleaner on the display. Spray a small amount of cleaner on a
soft, clean cloth and wipe the screen gently with the cloth.
Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let liquid run into any
part of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the
computer.
Moving the computer
The computer is designed for rugged durability. However, a few simple
precautions taken when moving the computer will help ensure trouble-free
operation.
■ Make sure all disk activity has ended before moving the computer.
Check the Built-in Hard Disk Drive and optical disc drive indicators
on the computer.
■ If a diskette is in the diskette drive, remove it.
■ If a disc is in the optical disc drive, remove it. Also make sure the optical
disc drive drawer is securely closed.
■ Turn off the power to the computer.
■ Disconnect all peripherals before moving the computer.
■ Close the display. Do not pick up the computer by its display panel or
back (where the interface ports are located).
■ Close all port covers.
■ Disconnect the AC adapter if it is connected.
■ Use the carrying case when transporting the computer.
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Chapter 5
The Keyboard
The computer’s keyboard layout is that of a 101/102-key enhanced
keyboard.
The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s
keyboard layout your computer is configured with. Keyboards for numerous
languages are available.
There are four types of keys: typewriter keys, function keys, soft keys and
cursor control keys. The typewriter keys are gray. The other keys are dark
gray.
Typewriter keys
The typewriter keys, produce the upper- and lower-case letters, numbers,
punctuation marks, and special symbols that appear on the screen.
There are some differences, however, between using a typewriter and
using a computer keyboard:
■ Letters and numbers produced in computer text vary in width.
Spaces, which are created by a space character may also vary
depending on line justification and other factors.
■ The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 (one) are not interchangeable on
computers as they are on a typewriter.
■ The uppercase O (oh) and the 0 (zero) are not interchangeable.
■ The Caps Lock function key locks only the alphabetic characters in
uppercase while the shift lock on a typewriter places all keys in the
shifted position.
■ The Shift keys, the Tab key, and the BkSp (backspace) key perform the
same function as their typewriter counterparts but also have special
computer functions.
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F1 ... F12 function keys
The function keys, not to be confused with Fn, are the 12 keys at the top of
your keyboard.
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute
programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the Fn key,
keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer.
See the section, Soft keys: Fn key combinations, in this chapter. The
function executed by individual keys depends on the software you are
using.
Soft keys: Fn key combinations
The Fn (function) is unique to TOSHIBA computers and is used in
combination with other keys to form soft keys. Soft keys are key
combinations that enable, disable or configure specific features.
Some software may disable or interfere with soft-key operations.
Soft-key settings are not restored by the Standby feature.
Hotkeys
Fn + ESC
Volume Mute Turns the volume on and off.
Fn + F1
Instant Security Enters screen saver mode and
blanks the screen. To restore your desktop, press
any key or use the TouchPad.
Fn + F2
Power Save Modes Displays the power save
modes and lets you change the power settings
Fn + F3
Standby This hot key switches the system to
Standby mode.
Fn + F4
Hibernate This hot key switches the system to
Hibernate mode.
Fn + F5
Display Selection Changes displays.
Default resolution for simultaneous mode is set to XGA (1024x768). If you
connect an RGB (Monitor) that is not XGA resolution, change it in “Display
Properties”.
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Fn + F6
Brightness Down
Fn + F7
Brightness Up
Fn + F8
Wireless Device Controls Pressing this hot key
allows you to switch between active wireless
devices. Only works if the wireless switch has
already been turned on.
Fn + F9
TouchPad On/Off
Fn + Space
Change Resolution Cycles sequentially from
the current resolution to 800x600 to 1024x768
and back again to the original resolution.
Zoom Out To reduce the icon size on the
desktop or the application window,
press the 1 key while holding down the Fn key.
Zoom In To enlarge the icon size on the desktop
or the application window, press the 2 key while
holding down the Fn key.
Fn + 1
Fn + 2
Before using Fn+1 and Fn+2, you must install the TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility. This utility only supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Office, Windows Media Player, Adobe Reader and the icons on the
desktop.
Windows special keys
The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows
XP. One activates the Start menu and the other has the same function as
the secondary mouse button.
This key activates the Windows XP Start menu
This key has the same function as the secondary mouse button.
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Desktop-style Keyboard
The Satellite M60 comes with a “desktop-style” keyboard built into it. This
means it is full-sized and features a full set of numeric function keys (also
known as calculator keys) on the right-hand side. Unlike other notebooks
computers with smaller keyboards, there is no ’Numeric Mode’ or any
numeric keyboard overlay.
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Chapter 6
Power and Power-Up Modes
The computer’s power resources include the AC adapter and internal
batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of
these resources including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving
battery power, and power up modes.
Power conditions
The computer’s operating capability and battery charge status are affected
by the power conditions: whether an AC adapter is connected, whether a
battery is installed and what the charge level is for the battery.
AC adapter
connected
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Battery fully
charged
Power on
Power off (no operation)
• Operates
• No charge
• LED: Battery green
DC IN green
• No charge
• LED: Battery green
DC IN green
Battery partially • Operates
charged
• Charge
• LED: Battery Amber
DC IN green
• Charge
• LED: Battery Amber
DC IN green
No battery
installed or no
charge
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
DC IN green
• Operates
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
DC IN green
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Power on
AC adapter
not
connected
Power off (no operation)
Battery capacity • Operates
is above low
• LED: Battery off
battery trigger
DC IN off
point
Battery capacity • Operates
is below low
• Alarm sounds (depending
battery trigger
on the Low Battery Alarm
point
item of CMOS SETUP
menu & TOSHIBA Power
Saver setting)
• LED: Battery flashes
amber
DC IN off
Battery capacity Computer goes into
exhausted
Hibernation or shuts down
(depending on the
TOSHIBA Power Saver
setting)
No battery
installed
• No operation
• LED: Battery off
DC IN off
Power indicators
As shown in the above table, the Battery, DC IN and Power indicators on
the system indicator panel alert you to the computer’s operating capability
and battery charge status.
Battery indicator
Check the Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery. The
following indicator lights indicate the battery status.
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Flashing amber
The battery charge is low. The AC adapter must
be connected to recharge the battery
Amber
Indicates the AC adapter is connected and
charging the battery.
Green
Indicates the AC adapter is connected and the
battery is fully charged.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light.
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DC IN indicator
Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC
adapter connected:
Green
Indicates the AC adapter is connected and
supplying proper power to the computer.
No light
Indicates the AC adapter is not connected.
Power indicator
Check the Power indicator to determine the power status with the AC
adapter connected:
Green
The power button will light blue while power is
being supplied to the computer and the
computer is turned on. The power indicator on
the front of the computer will light green while
the system is on.
Blinking amber
Indicates power is being supplied to the
computer while the computer is in Standby
mode.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light.
Battery types
The computer has two types of batteries:
■ Battery pack
■ Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
Battery pack
When the AC adapter is not connected, the computer’s main power source
is a removable lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this manual as
the battery.
You can purchase additional battery packs for extended use of the
computer away from an AC power source.
The battery is a disposable item. When its operation becomes short even
when fully charged, replace it with a new one.
■ The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not properly
replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as
required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries
recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ Do not remove the Battery Pack while the computer is in Standby mode.
Data is stored in RAM, so if the computer loses power, it will be lost.
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Real Time Clock battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real
time clock and calendar. It also maintains the system configuration.
If the RTC battery becomes completely discharged, the system loses this
data and the real time clock and calendar stop working. The following
message appears when you turn on the power:
ERROR 0271: Check date and time settings.
WARNING 0251: System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration
used.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup.
The computer’s RTC battery is a lithium battery and should be replaced
only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery
can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of.
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
When this error appears, the following action is recommended.
1. Plug in AC over 24 hours.
2. Press F2 to enter BIOS setup menu.
3. Set correct time and date.
If you still see an error message after taking above action, please contact
your TOSHIBA service representative.
Care and use of the battery pack
The battery pack is a vital component of portable computing. Taking proper
care of it will help ensure longer operating time on battery power as well as
a longer life for your battery pack. Follow the instructions in this section
carefully to ensure safe operation and maximum performance.
Safety precautions
Mishandling of batteries can cause death, serious injury or property
damage.
Carefully observe the following advisories:
Danger: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Warning: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Caution: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which if not avoided,
may result in moderate or minor injury or property damage.
Note: Provides important information.
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Danger
1. Never try to dispose of the battery pack by burning or expose it to a
heating device such as a microwave oven. The battery pack could
explode and cause bodily injury.
2. Never try to disassemble, repair or otherwise tamper with a battery
pack. The battery pack will overheat and ignite. Leakage of caustic
alkaline solution or other electrolytic substances will cause fire or injury,
possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
3. Never short-circuit the battery pack by contacting the terminals with a
metal object. A short-circuit can cause fire or otherwise damage the
battery pack and possibly cause injury. To avoid accidental short-circuit,
always wrap the battery pack in plastic and cover the terminals with
electrical tape when storing or disposing of the battery pack.
4. Never puncture the battery pack with a nail or other sharp object.
Never strike it with a hammer or other object. Never step on it.
5. Never try to charge the battery pack in any manner other than that
described in the user’s manual. Never connect the battery pack to a
plug socket or to an automobile’s cigarette lighter socket. It may rupture
or ignite.
6. Use only the battery pack supplied with the computer or other device or
a battery pack approved by the computer or device’s manufacturer.
Battery packs have different voltages and terminal polarities. Use of an
improper battery could cause smoke, fire or rupture of the battery pack.
7. Never subject a battery pack to heat, such as storage near a heat
source. Exposure to heat can cause the battery pack to ignite, explode
or leak caustic liquid and cause death or serious injury. It could also fail
or malfunction causing data loss.
8. Never expose the battery pack to abnormal shock, vibration or
pressure. The battery pack’s internal protective device will fail,
causing it to overheat, explode, ignite or leak caustic liquids possibly
resulting in death or serious injury.
9. Never let a battery pack become wet. A wet battery pack will overheat,
ignite or rupture possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
Warning
1. Never allow caustic electrolyte fluid leaked from a battery pack to
contact your eyes, skin or clothing. If caustic electrolyte fluid should
contact your eyes, immediately wash your eyes with large amounts of
running water and seek medical attention, to help prevent eye damage.
It electrolyte fluid should contact your skin, immediately wash it under
running water to prevent rash. If it contacts your clothes, promptly
remove them to prevent the fluid from contacting your skin or eyes.
2. Immediately turn off the power, disconnect the AC adapter and remove
the battery if any of the following events are observed in the battery
pack: offensive or unusual odor, excessive heat, discoloration or
deformation. Never use the computer again until it has been checked
by a TOSHIBA service provider. It might generate smoke or fire,
or the battery pack might rupture.
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3. Make sure the battery is securely installed in the computer before
attempting to charge the battery pack. Improper installation could
generate smoke or fire, or cause the battery pack to rupture.
4. Keep the battery pack out or reach of infants and children. It can cause
injury.
Caution
1. Never continue to use a battery pack after its recharging capacity has
become impaired, or after the display of a warning message indicating
that the battery pack’s power is exhausted. Continued use of an
exhausted or impaired battery pack could cause the loss of data.
2. Never dispose of battery packs with normal trash. Bring them to your
TOSHIBA dealer or to another recycling center to save resources and
prevent environmental damage. Cover the terminals with electrical tape
to prevent short-circuits, which could cause the battery pack to ignite or
rupture.
3. Use only battery packs recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
4. Always make sure the battery pack is installed correctly and securely.
Otherwise, a battery pack could fall out and possibly cause injury.
5. Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between
5 and 30 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might
leak, battery pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life
might be shortened.
6. Be sure to monitor the remaining battery power. If the battery pack and
real time clock battery discharge completely, Standby Mode will not
function and data in memory will be lost. Also, the computer might
register an incorrect time and date. In this case, connect the AC adapter
to recharge the batteries.
7. Never install or remove the battery pack without first turning off the
power and disconnecting the AC adapter. Never remove the battery
pack while the computer is in Standby Mode as data will be lost.
Note
1. Never remove the battery pack while the Wake-up on LAN function is
enabled. Data will be lost. Before you remove a battery pack, disable
the Wake-up on LAN function.
2. To ensure the battery pack maintains maximum capacity, operate the
computer on battery power once a week until the battery pack is fully
discharged. Refer to the section Extending battery life in this chapter for
procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power for
an extended period, more than a week, the battery might fail to retain a
charge. It might not function efficiently over the expected life of the
battery pack and the Battery indicator might not indicate a low-battery
condition.
3. After the battery pack is charged, avoid leaving the AC adapter
connected and the computer turned off for more than a few hours at a
time. Continuing to charge a fully charged battery pack can damage the
battery.
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Charging the batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the Battery indicator
flashes amber indicating that only a few minutes of battery power remain.
If you continue to use the computer while the Battery indicator flashes,
the computer enables Hibernation mode (so you don’t lose data) and
automatically turns off.
You must recharge a battery pack when it becomes discharged.
Procedures
To recharge a battery pack while it is installed in the computer, connect the
AC adapter to the DC IN socket and plug the other end into a working
outlet.
The Battery indicator glows amber when the battery is being charged.
Use only the computer connected to an AC power source to charge the
battery pack. Do not attempt to charge the battery pack with any other
charger.
Time
The following table shows the time required to fully charge a discharged
battery.
Charging time (hours)
Battery type
Power on
Power off
Battery pack
about 12 or longer
about 4 or longer
RTC battery
about 24
about 24 with AC or Battery pack
The charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient
temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you use the
computer.
If you make heavy use of external devices, for example, the battery
might scarcely charge at all during operation. Refer also to the section
Maximizing battery operating time. The same factors affect charge time.
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Battery charging notice
The battery may not charge right away under the following conditions:
■ The battery is extremely hot or cold. To make sure the battery charges
to its full capacity, charge the battery at room temperature of 10° to
30°C (50° to 86°F).
■ The battery is nearly completely discharged. Leave the AC adapter
connected for a few minutes and the battery should begin charging.
Once a battery pack is fully charged, it is recommended that you operate
the computer only on battery power until the battery pack completely
discharges. Doing so extends battery life and helps ensure accurate
monitoring of battery capacity.
The Battery indicator may show a rapid decrease in battery operating time
when you try to charge a battery under the following conditions:
■ The battery has not been used for a long time.
■ The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer for
a long time.
■ A cool battery is installed in a warm computer.
In such cases, follow the steps below.
1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power
on until the power automatically shuts off.
2. Plug in the AC adapter.
3. Charge the battery until the Battery indicator glows green.
Repeat these steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal
capacity.
Leaving the AC adapter connected will shorten battery life. At least once
a week, run the computer on battery power until the battery is fully
discharged, then recharge the battery.
Monitoring battery capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored by the TOSHIBA Power Saver.
Refer to the Utilities section in Chapter 1, Introduction.
■ Wait for a moment after turning on the computer before trying to monitor
the remaining operating time. The computer needs this time to check the
battery’s remaining capacity.
■ With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity will
gradually decrease. Therefore, an often used, older battery will not
operate for as long as a new battery even when both are fully charged.
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Maximizing battery operating time
A battery’s usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a
single charge.
How long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
■ How you configure the computer (for example, whether you enable
battery power saving options). The computer provides a battery save
mode to conserve battery power. This mode has the following options:
■ Display auto off
■ Hard Disk Drive auto off
■ System auto off
■ LCD brightness
■ How often and how long you use the hard disk,
CD-ROM and the diskette drive (if one is connected).
■ How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
■ How you use optional devices, such as a PC Card,
to which the battery supplies power.
■ Enabling Standby Mode conserves battery power if you are frequently
turning the computer off and on.
■ Where you store your programs and data.
■ Closing the display when you are not using the keyboard saves power.
■ Operating time decreases at low temperatures.
■ The condition of the battery terminals. Make sure the battery terminals
stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the
battery pack.
Retaining data with power off (standby mode)
When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries
retain data for the following approximate time periods:
Battery
Approximately 1.5 days (Standby mode)
Approximately 1 month (Shut down mode)
RTC battery
Approximately 1 month
Extending battery life
To maximize the life of your battery pack:
■ If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
■ If you will not be using the system for an extended period, remove the
battery pack.
■ Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
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Replacing the battery pack
When the battery pack reaches the end of its operating life you will need to
install a new one. If the Battery indicator flashes amber shortly after the
battery has been fully recharged, the battery pack needs to be replaced.
You might also replace a discharged battery pack with a charged spare
when you are operating your computer away from an AC power source.
This section explains how to remove and install the battery pack.
Removing the battery pack
To replace a discharged battery pack, follow the steps below.
■ When handling battery packs, be careful not to short circuit the terminals.
Also do not drop, hit or otherwise apply impact; do not scratch or break
the casing and do not twist or bend the battery pack.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Standby mode.
Data in memory will be lost.
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2.
3.
4.
Save your work.
Turn the computer’s power off. Make sure the Power indicator is off.
Remove all cables connected to the computer.
Turn the computer upside down.
5. Slide the battery pack latch, then pull the battery out of the bay.
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Installing the battery pack
To install a battery pack, follow the steps below.
The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not properly
replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required
by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by
TOSHIBA as replacements.
1. Turn the computer’s power off.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the computer.
3. Hold the battery pack so that the label faces down and the positioning
lugs on the battery face the positioning holes on the computer.
Incorrect positoning of the battery may result in damage to your computer.
4. Gently press the battery into the battery bay until the latch clicks into
place.
Installing the battery pack
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TOSHIBA Password Utility
The TOSHIBA Password Utility provides two levels of password security:
User and Supervisor.
Passwords set in TOSHIBA Password Utility are different from the
Windows® login password.
User Password
To start the utility, point to or click the following items:
Launch TOSHIBA Assist SECURE User Password
■ Registered
Click to register a password of up to 8 characters. After a password is
set, you will be prompted to enter it when you start the computer.
■ Not Registered
Click to delete a registered password. Before you can delete a
password, you must first enter the current password correctly.
■ Owner String (text box)
You can use this box to associate text with the password. After you
enter text, click Apply or Ok. When the computer is started this text will
be displayed along with the prompt asking for the input of the password.
Supervisor password
If you set a supervisor password, some functions might be restricted when
a user logs on with the user password. To set a supervisor password,
TOSHIBA Assist SECURE Supervisor password
This utility lets you do the following:
■ Register or delete the supervisor password.
■ Specify restrictions for general users.
Starting the computer by password
If you registered a password, start the computer by entering the password
manually.
The password is necessary only if the computer was shut down in boot
mode, not in Hibernation or Standby mode.
To enter a password manually, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 3, Getting Started.
The following message will appear in the LCD:
Enter Password [xxxxxxxx]
2. Enter the Password.
3. Press Enter.
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If you enter the password incorrectly three consecutive times,
the computer shuts down. You must turn on the computer again and
re-enter the password.
Power-up modes
The computer has three power-up modes:
■ Hibernation (saves data in memory to the hard disk)
■ Standby (Power remains on, saving data in RAM, but the CPU and all
other devices enter sleep mode.)
■ Boot (does not save data in memory)
Refer also to the section Turning off the power in Chapter 3, Getting
Started.
Panel power off/on
In AC mode, this feature turns power to the computer off when the display
panel is closed and turns it back on when the panel is opened.
In Battery mode, the Hibernation feature turns power to the computer off
when the display panel is closed and cannot turn it back on when the panel
is opened. The Standby feature turns power to the computer off when the
display panel is closed and turns it back on when the panel is opened.
If the panel power off function is enabled and you use Shut down
Windows, do not close the display until the shut down function is
completed.
System automatic Standby/Hibernation
This feature automatically turns off the system in Standby or Hibernation
mode if the computer is not used for a set duration.
Refer to the Special Features section, in Chapter 1, Introduction for an
explanation of how to set the duration.
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Chapter 7
HW Setup
This chapter explains how to use the TOSHIBA HW Setup program to
configure your computer. TOSHIBA HW Setup lets you configure various
settings through a number of different tabs titled General, Password,
Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, CPU, LAN, and USB.
Some models are not equipped with the CPU tab.
Accessing HW Setup
To run HW Setup, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and
Other Hardware and select TOSHIBA HW Setup.
HW Setup Window
Th HW Setup window contains the following tabs: General, Password,
Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, CPU, LAN, and USB.
There are also these three buttons:
OK
Accepts your changes and closes the HW Setup
window.
Cancel
Closes the window without accepting your
changes.
Apply
Accepts all your changes without closing the HW
Setup window.
General
This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons:
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Return all HW Setup values to the factory
settings.
About
Display the HW Setup version.
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Setup
This field displays BIOS Version and date.
Password
This tab allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
Display
This tab lets you customize your computer’s display settings for either the
internal LCD screen or for an external monitor.
Power On Display
Lets you set the display that will be used when the computer is started.
(This setting is only available on Standard VGA mode and not available on
Windows® Desktop).
Auto-Selected
Selects an external monitor if one is connected.
Otherwise, it selects the internal LCD (Default).
LCD + Analog RGB
Selects both the internal LCD and external
monitor for simultaneous display.
CPU
This function lets you set the CPU operating mode.
This option is displayed for Pentium-M based models only.
Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode
This option lets you choose from the following settings:
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Switchable
CPU power consumption and clock speed
automatic switching function is enabled. When
the computer is in use, CPU operation is
automatically switched when necessary
(Default).
Always Low
CPU power consumption and clock speed
automatic switching function is disabled. The
CPU always runs at low power consumption and
low speed.
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Boot Priority Options
This option sets the priority for booting the computer.
You can override the settings and manually select a boot device by
pressing one of the following keys while the computer is booting:
U
Selects the USB floppy disk drive.
N
Selects the Network.
C
Selects optical media drive.
To select the boot device by using the device selection menu, follow the
steps below.
1. Switch on the computer and press F12 to enter the boot device
selection menu.
2. The boot device selection menu provides the options of starting from
the Hard Disk Drive, CD/DVD, FDD, or LAN.
3. Use the upper/lower cursor keys to highlight the boot device you want
and press Enter.
Keyboard
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled and the computer is in Standby mode, you
can turn on the computer by pressing any key. It is effective only for the
internal keyboard and only when the computer is in standby mode.
Enabled
Enables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
Disabled
Disables the Wake-up on Keyboard function
(Default).
The Wake-up on Keyboard function consumes power even when the
system is off. Leave the AC adaptor connected while using this feature.
Do not install or remove an optional memory module while Wake-up on
Keyboard is enabled.
USB
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to enable or disable Legacy USB support. If your operating
system does not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse, keyboard,
and floppy drive by enabling the appropriate legacy USB support option.
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LAN
Wake-up on LAN
This feature lets the computer’s power be turned on when it receives a
wake-up signal from the LAN.
Enabled
Enables Wake-up on LAN.
Disabled
Disables Wake-up on LAN (Default).
Built-in LAN
This feature enables or disables the Built-in LAN.
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Enables Built-in LAN function (Default).
Disabled
Disables Built-in LAN function.
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Chapter 8
Optional Devices
Optional devices can expand the computer’s capabilities and its versatility.
This chapter describes connection or installation of the following types of
devices, which are available from your TOSHIBA dealer:
Cards/Memory
■ PC cards
■ Express Card
■ SD (Secure Digital) / MMC (MultiMediaCard) / MS (Memory Stick) /
MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) / xD (xD-Picture Card) cards
■ Memory modules
Power devices
■ Battery pack
■ AC adapter
Peripheral devices
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■
■
■
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Television
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
Security lock
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PC Card
The computer is equipped with a PC Card expansion slot that can
accommodate one 5 mm Type II card. Any PC Card that meets industry
standards (manufactured by TOSHIBA or other vendor) can be installed.
The slots support 16-bit PC Cards, including PC Card 16’s multifunction
card and CardBus PC Cards. CardBus supports the new standard of 32-bit
PC cards. The bus provides superior performance for the greater demands
of multimedia data transmission.
■ A Hard Disk Drive or CD-ROM connected to a 16-bit PC Card might affect
the performance of the computer’s sound system and data transmission,
including slower transmission speeds and dialing errors.
Installing a PC card
The PC Card slot is located on the right side of the computer.
The computer’s hot-install feature lets you install PC Cards while the
computer’s power is on.
Do not install a PC Card while the computer is in Standby or Hibernation
mode. Some Cards might not work properly.
To install a PC Card, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the PC Card.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Installing a PC card
After installing the card, refer to the card’s documentation and check the
configuration in Windows® to make sure it is appropriate for your card.
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Removing a PC card
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
Click the PC Card you want to remove.
Press the eject button of the PC Card to extend it.
Press the extended eject button to pop the card out slightly.
Grasp the PC Card and remove it.
Eject button
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ExpressCard
The computer is equipped with an ExpressCard expansion slot that can
accommodate two standard module formats; an ExpressCard/34 module
and an ExpressCard/54 module. An ExpressCard module is a small,
modular add-in card technology based on PCI Express and Universal
Serial Bus (USB) interfaces.
Installing an ExpressCard
The ExpressCard slot is located on the right side of the computer.
The computer’s hot-install feature lets you install ExpressCard while the
computer’s power is on.
To install an ExpressCard, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the ExpressCard.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Installing an ExpressCard
After installing the card, refer to the card’s documentation and check the
configuration in Windows to make sure it is appropriate for your card.
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Removing an ExpressCard
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2.
3.
4.
Click the Safety Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
Click the ExpressCard you want to remove.
Press the ExpressCard once to extend it.
Grasp the extended ExpressCard, and remove it.
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SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD Memory cards
The computer is equipped with a multiple digital media card slot that can
accommodate SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD memory cards. These memory
cards let you easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and
Personal Digital Assistants, which use flash-memory.
Card Type
Capacities
SD
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
MMC
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB
MS
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB
MS Pro
256MB, 512MB, 1GB
xD
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Keep foreign objects out of the memory card slot. A pin or similar object
can damage the computer’s circuitry.
Do not format memory cards with the Windows® operating system. It might
result in memory cards that cannot be used with peripheral devices.
Installing a memory card
To install a memory card:
1. Insert the memory card.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Inserting a memory card
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Be sure the memory card is oriented properly before you insert it.
If Windows® fails to read the card, remove it then reinsert it.
■ Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo and Mini-SD cards are not
supported.
Removing a memory card
To remove a memory card, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Click the device you want to remove.
3. Press the memory card once to extend it.
4. Grasp the extended memory card, and remove it.
Removing a memory card
■ Make sure the memory card indicator is out before you remove the card
or turn off the computer’s power. If you remove the card or turn off the
power while the computer is accessing the card you may lose data or
damage the card.
■ Do not remove the card while the computer is in Standby or Hibernation
mode. The computer could become unstable or data in the memory card
could be lost.
■ Do not turn off or make computer in Standby or Hibernation mode during
data is being transferred. The computer could become unstable or data
in the memory card would be lost.
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Memory card care
Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to record
data.
1. Do not write to a memory card if the battery power is low. Low power
could affect writing accuracy.
2. Do not remove a memory card while read/write is in progress.
3. The memory card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way.
Do not try to force the card into the slot.
4. Do not leave a memory card partially inserted in the slot. Press the
memory card until you hear it click into place.
5. Do not twist or bend memory cards.
6. Do not expose memory cards to liquids or store in humid areas or lay
media close to containers of liquid.
7. After using a memory card, return it to its case.
8. Do not touch the metal part or expose it to liquids or let it get dirty.
Memory expansion
You can install additional memory in the computer’s memory module socket
to increase the amount of RAM. This section describes how to install and
remove a memory module.
■ Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the computer
with the Shut Down option in the Windows Start menu. If you install or
remove a memory module while the computer is in Standby or
Hibernation mode, data will be lost.
■ Some memory modules can be physically installed but are not
compatible with the computer. In this case the computer will issue a
warning. There will be a long beep, 3 short beeps, 3 more short beeps
and then a long beep when you turn the power on. In this case, shut
down the power and remove the incompatible memory module.
CAUTION: If you want to upgrade system memory, you should only
use certified modules. Ask your vendor or check the TOSHIBA web site
for a list of approved memory products.
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Installing a memory module
If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will become
hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to room temperature before
you replace them.
Follow these steps to install a memory module:
1. Set the computer to boot mode and turn off the power.
Do not try to install a memory module under the following conditions.
You can damage the computer and the module.
2.
3.
4.
5.
a. The computer is turned on.
b. The computer was shut down into Standby Mode.
Remove all cables connected to the computer.
Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery
(refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes).
Loosen the one screw securing the memory module socket cover.
Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
Removing the memory module socket cover
6. Fit the module’s connectors into the computer’s connectors at a slight
angle and press the module carefully to ensure a firm connection.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
Debris on the connectors may cause memory access problems.
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7. Push the module down so it lies flat. Latches on either side will click into
place to secure the module.
Installing a module
8. Seat the cover and secure it with the screw.
9. Replace the battery pack as described in Chapter 6, Power and
Power-Up Modes.
10. Turn the power on and make sure the added memory is recognized.
Removing a memory module
If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will become
hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to room temperature before
you replace them.
To remove the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode
then:
1. Be sure the power is off and all cables are disconnected from the
computer.
Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on.
You can damage the computer and the module.
2. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery and loosen the
screw securing the memory module socket cover.
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3. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
4. Push the latches to the outside to release the module. A spring will
force one end of the module up.
5. Grasp the module and pull it out.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
Debris on the connectors may cause memory access problems.
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6. Seat the cover and secure its screw.
7. Replace the battery.
Additional battery pack
You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery
packs. If you’re away from an AC power source and your battery runs low,
you can replace it with a freshly charged battery. See Chapter 6, Power and
Power-Up Modes.
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Additional AC adapter
If you frequently carry the computer to different sites such as your home
and office, having an AC adapter at each location reduces the weight and
bulk of your load.
External monitor
An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port
on the computer.
To connect a monitor, follow the steps below.
1. Turn the computer off.
2. Connect the monitor to the external monitor port.
3. Turn the monitor’s power on.
4. Turn the computer on.
When you turn on the power, the computer automatically recognizes the
monitor.
To change the display settings, press Fn + F5. If you disconnect the
monitor before you turn the computer off, be sure to press Fn + F5 to switch
to the internal display. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details on
using hot keys to change the display setting.
Television
A television can be connected to the video out port on the computer.
To connect a television, follow the steps below.
1. Turn the computer off.
2. Use a video cable (not supplied) to connect the television to the video
out port.
3. Turn the television on.
4. Turn the computer on.
You can use the hotkeys Fn + F5 to change the display device. Refer to
Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
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If a television is connected to the computer, set the TV type in Display
Properties. Follow the steps below.
For the ATI Chipset
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes.
2. Choose Display to open the Display Properties dialog box.
3. Click the Settings tab.
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4. Click the Advanced button and choose Displays.
5. Click the TV button to open the TV Properties dialog box.
6. Adjust the TV properties accordingly.
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For the Intel Chipset
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes.
2. Choose Display to open the Display Properties dialog box.
3. Click Setting tab.
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4. Click the Advanced button and choose Intel® Graphics Media
Accelerator Driver.
5. Click the Graphic Properties button and choose TV.
6. Adjusting the TV settings.
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For NVIDIA Chipset:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes.
2. Choose Display to open the Display Properties dialog box.
3. Click the Settings tab.
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4. Click the Advanced button and choose GeForce Go 6600 tab, and
then expand the side menu.
5. Select Screen Resolutions from the side menu.
6. Adjust the monitor settings as you see fit.
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i.LINK (IEEE1394)
i.LINK (IEEE1394) is used for high-speed data transfer for a range of
compatible devices such as:
■ Digital video cameras
■ Hard disk drives
■ MO drives
■ optical disc drives
i.LINK uses a four-pin connector, which does not carry electric current.
External devices will need their own power supply.
Precautions
■ Make a back-up of your data before transferring it to the computer.
There is a possibility that the original data will be damaged. There is a
particular risk that some frames will be deleted in the case of digital
video transfer.
■ Do not transfer data in areas where static electricity is easily generated
or in areas subjected to electronic noise. Data can be destroyed.
■ If you are transferring data through an IEEE1394 hub, do not connect or
disconnect other devices from the hub during data transfer. There is a
likelihood that data will be damaged. Connect all devices to the hub
before you turn on the computer’s power.
Connecting
1. Make sure the connectors are properly aligned and plug the i.LINK
(IEEE1394) cable into the computer.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the device.
Note the following when you use i.LINK:
■ You may need to install drivers for your i.LINK devices.
■ Not all i.LINK devices have been tested. Therefore, compatibility with all
i.LINK devices cannot be guaranteed.
■ Use S100, S200 or S400 cables no longer than three meters.
■ Some devices might not support standby or automatic off functions.
■ Do not connect or disconnect an i.LINK device while it is using an
application or when the computer is automatically shutting it down to
save power. Data might be destroyed.
Disconnecting
1. Click the Eject or Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Point to i.LINK (IEEE1394) device and click.
3. Disconnect the cable from the computer then from the i.LINK device.
Refer also to the documentation that came with your i.LINK device.
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Security lock
A security lock enables you to anchor your computer to a desk or other
heavy object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer.
Attach one end of a cable to the desk and the other end to the security lock
slot on the rear side of the computer.
Security lock
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Chapter 9
Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems
occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the
cause.
All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might
go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
Problem solving process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following
guidelines:
■ Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists. Further
action may result in data loss or damage. You may destroy valuable
problem-related information that can help solve the problem.
■ Observe what is happening. Write down what the system is doing and
what actions you performed immediately before the problem occurred.
If you have a printer attached, print a copy of the screen using PrtSc.
■ Isolate the problem. Using the tools available to you, such as the
troubleshooting tips in this chapter, try to discover the specific actions
that caused the problem.
The questions and procedures offered in this chapter are meant as a guide,
they are not definitive problem solving techniques. Many problems can be
solved simply, but a few may require help from your dealer. If you find you
need to consult your dealer or others, be prepared to describe the problem
in as much detail as possible.
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Preliminary checklist
Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to
fix and yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem.
■ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the
computer.
This includes your printer and any other external device you are using.
■ Before you attach an external device, turn the computer off. When you
turn the computer back on it recognizes the new device.
■ Make sure all options are set properly in the setup program.
■ Check all cables. Are they correctly and firmly attached? Loose cables
can cause signal errors.
■ Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for
loose pins.
■ Check that the optical disc drive is correctly inserted.
Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log.
This will help you describe your problems to your dealer. If a problem
recurs, the log will help you identify the problem faster.
Analyzing the problem
Sometimes the system gives clues that can help you identify why it is
malfunctioning. Keep the following questions in mind:
■ Which part of the system is not operating properly: keyboard,
diskette drives, hard disk drive, printer, display. Each device
produces different symptoms.
■ Is the operating system configuration set properly? Check the
configuration options.
■ What appears on the display screen? Does it display any messages or
random characters? Print a copy of the screen if you have a printer
attached. Look up the messages in the software and operating system
documentation. Check that all connecting cables are correctly and
firmly attached. Loose cables can cause erroneous or intermittent
signals.
■ Do any indicators light? Which ones? What color are they?
Do they stay on or blink? Write down what you see.
■ Do you hear any beeps? How many? Are they long or short? Are they
high pitched or low? Is the computer making any unusual noises?
Write down what you hear.
Record your observations so you can describe them to your dealer.
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Software
The problems may be caused by your software. If you
cannot load a software package, the media may be
damaged or the program might be corrupted. Try loading
another copy of the software.
If an error message appears while you are using a
software package, check the software documentation.
These documents usually include a problem solving
section or a summary of error messages.
Next, check any error messages in the operating system
documentation.
Hardware
If you cannot find a software problem, check your
hardware. First run through the items in the preliminary
checklist above. If you still cannot correct the problem,
try to identify the source. The next section provides
checklists for individual components and peripherals.
Hardware and system checklist
This section discusses problems caused by your computer’s hardware or
attached peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
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System start-up
Self test
Power
Overheating power down
AC Power
Battery
Password
Keyboard
LCD panel
Hard disk drive
Memory cards
Wireless LAN
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
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PC Card
Monitor
Sound system
Pointing device
USB
LAN
Standby/Hibernation
Memory expansion
Modem
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
DVD Super Multi drive
■ Real Time Clock
System start-up
When the computer does not start properly, check the following items:
■ Self Test
■ Power Sources
■ Power-on Password
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Self test
When the computer starts up, the self test will be run automatically,
and the following will be displayed:
(This screen image is
an example. You may
see a different screen
image depending on
the model you
purchased.)
This message remains on the screen for a few seconds.
If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system
depending on how the Boot Priority is set within the computerís BIOS.
If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed:
■ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or
messages except the TOSHIBA logo.
■ Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not
function normally.
■ The screen displays an error message.
Turn off the computer and check all cable connections as well as PC Card
and memory module connections. If the test fails again, contact your
dealer.
Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC outlet, the battery pack is the
primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other
power resources including an intelligent power supply and Real Time Clock
battery. These resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent
power problems. This section provides check lists for AC power and the
battery. If you cannot resolve a problem after following them, the cause
could lie with another power resource. In such case, contact your dealer.
Overheating power down
If the computer’s internal temperature becomes too high, the computer will
automatically shut down
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AC power
If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adapter connected,
check the DC IN indicator. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up
Modes, for more information.
Problem
Procedure
AC adapter doesn’t
power the computer
(DC IN indicator does
not glow green).
Check the connections. Make sure the cord is
firmly connected to the computer and a power
outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals.
If the cord is frayed or damaged, replace it. If the
terminals are soiled, wipe them with cotton or a
clean cloth.
If the AC adapter still does not power the
computer, contact your dealer.
Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the DC IN indicator as well
as the indicators for the battery. For information on indicators and battery
operation see Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
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Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn’t power
the computer.
The battery may be discharged. Connect the AC
power cord to charge the battery.
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Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn’t charge
when the AC power
cord is attached.
(Battery indicator does
not glow amber.)
If the battery is completely discharged, it will not
begin charging at once. Wait a few minutes.
If the battery still does not charge, make sure the
outlet is supplying power. Plug in an appliance
and see if it works. If it doesn’t, try another power
source.
Check whether the battery is hot or cold. If the
battery is too hot or too cold, it will not charge
properly. Let it reach room temperature.
Unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery to
make sure the terminals are clean. If necessary
wipe them with a soft dry cloth dipped in alcohol.
Connect the AC adapter and replace the battery.
Check the Battery indicator. If it does not glow,
let the computer charge the battery for at least
20 minutes. If the Battery indicator glows after
20 minutes, let the battery continue to charge for
at least another 20 minutes before turning on the
computer.
If the indicator still does not glow, the battery may
be at the end of its operating life.
Replace it.
If you do not think the battery is at the end of its
operating life, see your dealer.
Battery doesn’t power Check the power consumption settings in the
the computer as long as TOSHIBA Power Saver Utility. Consider using a
power saving mode.
expected.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more
information, refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
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Problem
Procedure
Output to screen is
garbled.
Make sure the software you are using is not
remapping the keyboard. Remapping involves
reassigning the meaning of each key. See your
software’s documentation.
If you are still unable to use the keyboard,
consult your dealer.
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LCD panel
Problem
Procedure
Lines appear broken.
Check if you are in DOS mode. In DOS,
lines may appear broken, because of the LCD
screen’s higher resolution. The Windows display
should appear normal.
No display
Press hotkeys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority, to make sure it is not set for an external
monitor.
Make sure instant security was not activated.
Try entering your password, if you have one
registered or turn the power off and back on to
clear instant security.
Problems above remain Refer to your software’s documentation to
determine if the software is causing the difficulty.
unresolved or other
problems occur.
Contact your dealer if the problems continue.
Hard disk drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not boot Insert a system diskette and reboot.
from hard drive.
There may be a problem with your operating
system files. Refer to your operating system
documentation.
Slow performance
Your files may be fragmented. Run SCANDISK
and defragmenter to check the condition of your
files and disk. Refer to your operating system
documentation or online HELP for information on
running SCANDISK and the defragmenter.
Contact your dealer if the problems continue.
Password
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Problem
Procedure
Cannot enter
password
Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
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CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
disc in the drive
Make sure the driveís drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the disc is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the disc. Make sure there is no
obstruction. Remove any foreign object.
Check whether the disc is dirty. If it is, wipe it with
a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral cleaner.
Refer to the Media care section in Chapter 4 for
details on cleaning.
The software or hardware configuration may be
Some discs run
correctly, but others do causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
not
Check the disc’s documentation.
Check the type of disc you are using. The drive
supports:
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD™
(single/multi-session), CD-ROM
Mode 1, Mode 2, CD-ROM XA
Mode 2 (Form1, Form2),
Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA),
CD-G (Audio CD only)
Recordable: CD-R, CD-RW, CD
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Region codes are listed in the Optical Disc drive
section in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
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Problem
Procedure
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
■ Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA.
■ Do not use the mouse or keyboard during
writing.
■ Use only the software supplied with the
computer for recording.
■ Do not run or start other software during
writing.
■ Do not jar the computer during writing.
■ Do not connect/ disconnect external devices
or install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
DVD Super Multi drive (Supporting Double Layer)
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
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Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
disc in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the disc is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the disc. Make sure there is no
obstruction. Remove any foreign object.
Check whether the disc is dirty. If it is, wipe it with
a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral cleaner.
See the Media care section in Chapter 4 for
details on cleaning.
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Problem
Procedure
The software or hardware configuration may be
Some discs run
correctly, but others do causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
not
Check the disc’s documentation.
Check the type of disc you are using.
The drive supports:
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R,
DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW,
DVD-RAM, DVD+R (Double
Layer)
* DVD+R (Double Layer) is
supported by DVD Super Multi
drive supporting double layer only
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD
(single/multi-session), CD-ROM
Mode 1, Mode 2, CD-ROM XA
Mode 2 (Form1, Form2),
Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA),
CD-G (Audio CD only)
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the DVD Super Multi drive.
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If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
■ Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA.
■ Do not use the mouse or keyboard during
writing.
■ Use only the software supplied with the
computer for recording.
■ Do not run or start other software during
writing.
■ Do not jar the computer during writing.
■ Do not connect/ disconnect external devices
or install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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PC Card
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Problem
Procedure
PC Card error occurs
Reseat the PC Card to make sure it is firmly
connected.
Make sure the connection between the external
device and the card is firm.
Check the card’s documentation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Memory Card
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Problem
Procedure
Memory card error
occurs
Reseat the memory card to make sure it is firmly
connected.
Check the card’s documentation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Sound system
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Problem
Procedure
No sound is heard
Adjust the volume control dial.
Check the software volume settings.
Make sure the headphone connection is
secure.Check Windows Device Manager. Make
sure the sound function is enabled and that
settings for I/O address, Interrupt level and DMA
are correct for your software and do not conflict
with other hardware devices that you have
connected to the computer.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Pointing device
If you are using a USB mouse, also refer to the USB section in this chapter
and to your mouse documentation.
Touch Pad
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is
not respond to
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume
TouchPad operation
its normal shape and try again to move it.
You may also press Fn + F9 to enable the
Touch Pad and then try again to move it.
Double-tapping does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as instructed and
click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the speed as instructed and click OK.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
USB mouse
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is
not respond to mouse shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume
operation
its normal shape and try again to move it.
Make sure the mouse is properly connected to
the USB port.
Double-tapping does
not work
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Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as instructed and
click OK.
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Problem
Procedure
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the speed as instructed and click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves erratically
The mouse might be dirty. Refer to your mouse
documentations for instructions on cleaning.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
USB
Refer also to your USB device’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not
work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
USB ports on the computer and the USB device.
Make sure the USB device drivers are properly
installed. Refer to your Windows documentation
for information on checking the drivers.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
TV output signal
Problem
Procedure
Display on TV is poor
Make sure the TV type is correct for your area:
NTSC (US) or PAL (Europe).
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls
on the external monitor.
Press hotkeys Fn + F5 to change the display.
Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
If you turn the computer off in Standby mode while the display is on TV,
the computer will select either the internal LCD or an external CRT as the
display device the next time it is switched on.
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Standby/Hibernation
Problem
Procedure
The system will not
enter Standby/
Hibernation
Is Windows® Media Player open? The system
might not enter Standby/Hibernation,
if Windows® Media Player is either playing a
selection or finished playing a selection.
Close Windows® Media Player before you select
Standby/Hibernation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Real Time Clock
Problem
Procedure
The following message
is Displayed on the
LCD:
RTC battery is low or
CMOS checksum is
inconsistent. Press [F2]
key to set Date/Time.
The charge in the RTC battery has run out. Set
the date and time in BIOS setup with the
following steps:
1. Press [F1] key. BIOS setup will boot up.
2. Press [F2] to set the date in [System Date].
3. Press [F2] to set the time in [System Time].
Memory expansion
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, for information on installing
memory modules.
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Problem
Procedure
The computer hangs up
and issues beep
sounds. (A long leep,
three short beeps,
three short beeps,
and then a long beep.)
Make sure the memory module installed in the
expansion slot is compatible with the computer.
If an incompatible module has been installed,
follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Disconnect the AC adapter and all peripheral
devices.
3. Remove the battery pack.
4. Remove the memory module.
5. Replace the battery pack and/or connect the
AC adapter.
6. Turn on the power.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Modem
Problem
Procedure
Communication
software can’t initialize
the modem
Make sure the computer’s internal modem
settings are correct. Refer to Phone and Modem
Options Properties in the Control Panel.
You can hear a dial tone If the call is going through a PBX machine,
but can’t make a call
make sure the communication application’s tone
dial detection feature is disabled.
You place a call, but a
connection can’t be
made
Make sure the settings are correct in your
communications application.
After making a call you Make sure the tone or pulse selection in your
can’t hear a ring
communications application is set correctly.
Communication is cut
off unexpectedly
The computer will automatically cut off
communication when connection with the carrier
is not successful for a set time interval.
Try lengthening this time interval.
A CONNECT display is Check the error control setting in your
quickly replaced by NO communications application.
CARRIER
In data transmission, make sure the parity bit and
Character display
stop bit settings correspond with those of the
becomes garbled
during a communication remote computer.
Check the flow control and communication
protocol.
You cannot receive an
incoming call
Check the “rings before auto answer” setting in
your communications application.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access LAN or
the Wake-up on LAN
function does not work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN hub.
Make sure the AC adapter is connected.
You cannot access a LAN using the computer’s
battery power.
If problems persist, consult your LAN
administrator.
LAN
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Wireless LAN
If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your
LAN administrator. For more information on wireless communication,
refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access
Wireless LAN
Make sure the computer’s wireless
communication switch is set to on.
Use the ConfigFree program that comes
pre-installed in your computer to see the LAN
status.
If problems persist, consult your LAN
administrator.
Monitor
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, and to your monitor’s
documentation.
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Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not turn
on
Make sure that the external monitor’s power
switch is on. Confirm that the external monitor’s
power cable is plugged into a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls
on the external monitor.
Press hotkeys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority and make sure it is not set for the internal
display.
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is attached firmly.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Monitor goes into
panning mode
Check your monitor specification. It might not
support selected resolution and refresh rate.
The resolution on monitor might go into panning
mode when wide screen resolution is selected.
Refer to Appendix B, Display Modes.
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i.LINK (IEEE1394)
Problem
Procedure
i.LINK device does not
function
Make sure the cable is securely connected to the
computer and to the device.
Make sure the device’s power is turned on.
Reinstall the drivers. Open the Windows Control
Panel and double-click the Add New Hardware
icon. Follow the on-screen directions.
Restart Windows.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
TOSHIBA support
If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having
problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for
additional technical assistance.
Before you call
Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating
system, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first.
Before contacting TOSHIBA, try the following:
■ Review troubleshooting sections in the documentation for software and
peripheral devices.
■ If a problem occurs when you are running software applications, consult
the software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Call the
software company’s technical support for assistance.
■ Consult the dealer you purchased your computer and/or software from.
They are your best sources for current information and support.
Where to write
If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware
related, write to TOSHIBA at the location listed in the accompanying
warranty booklet or visit www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet.
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications.
Dimensions
394mm x 280.3mm x 29.8mm (Front)/37mm (Rear)
Weight
Starting at 3.55kg/7.8lbs*
* Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor
components, manufacturing variability and options selected.
Environmental Requirements
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Conditions
Ambient temperature
Relative humidity
Operating
5°C to 35°C
20% to 80%
Non-operating
-20°C to 65°C
Conditions
Altitude (from sea level)
Operating
-30 to 10,000 feet
Non-operating
-30 to 40,000 feet
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Specifications
Built-in Modem
Network control unit (NCU)
Type of NCU
AA
Type of line
Telephone line (analog only)
Type of dialing
Pulse
Tone
Control command
AT commands
EIA-578 commands
Monitor function
Computer’s speaker
Communication specifications
Communication
System
Data:
Fax:
Communication
Protocol
Data:
ITU-T-Rec
(Former CCITT)
Bell
Fax:
ITU-T-Rec
(Former CCITT)
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Full duplex
Half duplex
V.21/V.22/V.22bis/V.32/
V.32bis/V.34/V.90/
V.92(only for USA and
Canada)
103/212A
V.17/V.29/V.27ter /V.21
ch2
Communication
Speed
Data transmission and reception
300/1200/2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400/
16800/19200/21600/24000/26400/28800/31200/
33600 bps
Data reception only with V.90/V.92
28000/29333/30666/32000/33333/34666/36000/
37333/38666/40000/41333/42666/44000/45333/
46666/48000/49333/50666/52000/53333/54666/
56000 bps
Fax
2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400 bps
Error correcting
MNP class 4 and ITU-T V.42
Data compression
MNP class 5 and ITU-T V.42bis
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Appendix B
Display Modes
This appendix contains a table listing all the display modes when the
display is set to an external monitor.
CRT Display
Resolution
Color Depth (bpp)
Refresh Rate (Hz)
800 x 600
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60, 75
32 bpp
60, 75
16 bpp
60
32 bpp
60
1024 x 768
1280 x 1024
1600 x 1200
1920 x 1440
2048 x 1536
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Displaying movies on a TV or CRT
This section describes how to set up your system to display movies
simultaneously on your computer’s LCD and on an external TV or CRT
monitor.
Follow the steps below.
For ATI Chipset
1. Open the Control Panel and click Appearance and Themes.
2. Click Display.
3. Select the Settings tab and click Advanced.
4. Click the Displays tab.
5. Select the external display device you wish to use. It must be connected
to the computer in order to be selected from the menu here.
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6. In the resulting properties box, if any additional options are available for
your particular device, set then to your liking.
7. Finally, click the ATI Overlay tab to adjust the video overlay properties.
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For the Intel Chipset
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes.
2. Choose Display to open the Display Properties dialog box.
3. Click the Setting tab.
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4. Click the Advanced button and choose Intel® Graphics Media
Accelerator Driver.
5. Click the Graphic Properties button and choose TV.
6. Adjusting the TV settings.
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For NVIDIA Chipset:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes.
2. Choose Display to open the Display Properties dialog box.
3. Click the Settings tab.
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4. Click the Advanced button and choose GeForce Go 6600 tab, and
then expand the side menu.
5. Select Screen Resolutions & Refresh Rates from the side menu.
6. Adjust the monitor settings as you see fit.
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Appendix C
AC Power Cord and Connectors
The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various
international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for
the country/region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following
specifications:
Length:
Minimum 2 meters
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Voltage rating:
125 or 250 VAC
(depending on country/region’s power standards)
Certification agencies
U.S. and Canada:
UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2
Australia:
AS
Japan:
DENANHO
Europe:
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Austria:
OVE
Italy:
IMQ
Belgium:
CEBEC
The
Netherlands:
KEMA
Denmark:
DEMKO
Norway:
KEMKO
Finland:
FIMKO
Sweden:
SEMKO
France:
LCIE
Switzerland:
SEV
Germany:
VDE
United
Kingdom:
BSI
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AC Power Cord and Connectors
In Europe, two conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or
H03VVH2-F and for three conductors power cord must be VDE type,
H05VV-F.
For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a
2-15P (250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug coniguration must be
6-15P (250V) or 5-15P (125V) as designated in the U. S. National Electrical
code handbook and the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U. S. A. and
Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe.
USA
United Kingdom
UL approved
BS approved
Australia
AS approved
Europe
Approved by
the appropriate agency
Canada
CSA approved
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Appendix D
If your computer is stolen
Always take care of your computer and try to prevent it from being stolen.
You are the owner of a valuable technical device, which may be highly
attractive to thieves, so please do not leave it unattended in a public place.
To further help protect against theft, security cables can be bought for use
with your notebook when it is being used at home or in the office.
Make a note of your computer’s machine type, model number, and serial
number, and put it in a safe place. You will find this information on the
underside of your notebook. Please also keep the receipt of the computer
you purchased.
Should your computer be stolen, however, we’ll help you try to find it.
Before contacting TOSHIBA, please prepare the following information
which is necessary to uniquely identify your computer:
■ In which country was your computer stolen?
■ What type of machine do you have?
■ What was the model number (PA number)?
■ What was the serial number (8 digits)?
■ When was it stolen, i.e. date?
■ What is your address, phone, and fax number?
To register the theft on paper, please follow these procedures:
■ Fill in the TOSHIBA Theft Registration form (or a copy of it) below.
■ Attach a copy of your receipt showing where your computer was
purchased.
■ Either fax or send the receipt and registration form to the address
below.
To register the theft online, please follow these procedures:
■ Visit www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet. In the product area,
choose Computer Systems.
■ In the Computer Systems page, open the Support & Downloads menu
and choose the Stolen Units Database option.
Your entries are used to track your computer at our service points.
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If your computer is stolen
TOSHIBA Theft Registration
Send to:
TOSHIBA Europe GmbH
Technical Service and Support
Leibnizstr. 2
93055 Regensburg
Germany
Fax number: +49 (0) 941 7807 921
Country stolen:
Machine type:
(e.g. Satellite M60)
Model number:
(e.g. PSM60 YXT)
Serial number:
(e.g. 12345678G)
Date stolen:
Year
Month
Day
Owner’s details
Last name, first name:
Company:
Street:
Postal Code/City:
Country:
Phone:
Fax:
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Glossary
The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual.
Alternate naming is included for reference.
Abbreviations
AC: alternating current
AGP: accelerated graphics port
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BIOS: basic input output system
CD-ROM: Compact Disc-Read Only Memory
CD-RW: Compact Disc-Read/Write
CMOS: complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CPU: central processing unit
CRT: cathode ray tube
DC: direct current
DDC: display data channel
DMA: direct memory access
DOS: disk operating system
DVD: digital versatile disc
ECP: extended capabilities port
FDD: floppy disk drive
FIR: fast infrared
HDD: hard disk drive
IDE: integrated drive electronics
I/O: input/output
IrDA: Infrared Data Association
IRQ: interrupt request
KB: kilobyte
LCD: liquid crystal display
LED: light emitting diode
LSI: large scale integration
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MS-DOS: Microsoft Disk Operating System
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
RAM: random access memory
ROM: read only memory
RTC: real time clock
SCSI: small computer system interface
TFT: thin-film transistor
USB: Universal Serial Bus
VESA: Video Electronic Standards Association
VGA: video graphics array
XGA: extended graphics array
A
adaptor: A device that provides an interface between two dissimilar
electronic devices. For example, the AC adaptor modifies the power
from a wall outlet for use by the computer. This term also refers to
the add-in circuit cards that control external devices, such as video
monitors and magnetic tape devices.
application: A group of programs that together are used for a specific task
such as accounting, financial planning, spreadsheets, word
processing and games.
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange. ASCII code
is a set of 256 binary codes that represent the most commonly used
letters, numbers, and symbols.
B
BIOS: Basic Input Output System. The firmware that controls data flow
within the computer. See also firmware.
bit: Derived from “binary digit,” the basic unit of information used by the
computer. It is either zero or one. Eight bits is one byte. See also
byte.
boot: Short for bootstrap. A program that starts or restarts the computer.
The program reads instructions from a storage device into the
computer’s memory.
bps: Bits per second. Typically used to describe the data transmission
speed of a modem.
buffer: The portion of the computer’s memory where data is temporarily
stored. Buffers often compensate for differences in the rate of flow
from one device to another.
bus: An interface for transmission of signals, data or electric power.
byte: The representation of a single character. A sequence of eight bits
treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within the
system.
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cache memory: High speed memory which stores data that increases
processor speed and data transfer rate. When the CPU reads data
from main memory, it stores a copy of this data in cache memory.
The next time the CPU needs that same data, it looks for it in the
cache memory rather than the main memory, which saves time. The
computer has two cache levels. Level one is incorporated into the
processor and level two resides in external memory.
capacity: The amount of data that can be stored on a magnetic storage
device such as a floppy disk or hard disk. It is usually described in
terms of kilobytes (KB), where one KB = 1024 bytes and megabytes
(MB), where one MB = 1024 KB.
CardBus: An industry standard bus for 32-bit PC cards.
CD-ROM: A Compact Disc-Read Only Memory is a high capacity disc that
can be read from but not written to. The CD-ROM drive uses a laser,
rather than magnetic heads, to read data from the disc.
CD-R: A Compact Disc-Recordable disc can be written once and read
many times. See also CD-ROM.
CD-RW: A Compact Disc-Read/Write disc can be rewritten many times.
See also CD-ROM.
character: Any letter, number, punctuation mark, or symbol used by the
computer. Also synonymous with byte.
chip: A small semiconductor containing computer logic and circuitry for
processing, memory, input/output functions and controlling other
chips.
CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor. An electronic circuit
fabricated on a silicon wafer that requires very little power.
Integrated circuits implemented in CMOS technology can be tightly
packaged and are highly reliable.
compatibility: 1) The ability of one computer to accept and process data
in the same manner as another computer without modifying the data
or the media upon which it is being transferred.
2) the ability of one device to connect to or communicate with
another system or component.
components: Elements or parts (of a system) which make up the whole
(system).
configuration: The specific components in your system (such as the
terminal, printer, and disk drives) and the settings that define how
your system works. You use the HW Setup program to control your
system configuration.
control keys: A key or sequence of keys you enter from the keyboard to
initiate a particular function within a program.
controller: Built-in hardware and software that controls the functions of a
specific internal or peripheral device (e.g. keyboard controller).
CPU: Central Processing Unit. The portion of the computer that interprets
and executes instructions.
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CRT: Cathode Ray Tube. A vacuum tube in which beams projected on a
fluorescent screen-producing luminous spots. An example is the
television set.
cursor: A small, blinking rectangle or line that indicates the current
position on the display screen.
D
DC: Direct Current. Electric current that flows in one direction. This type of
power is usually supplied by batteries.
default: The parameter value automatically selected by the system when
you or the program do not provide instructions. Also called a preset
value.
device driver: A program that controls communication between a specific
peripheral device and the computer. The CONFIG.SYS file contains
device drivers that MS-DOS loads when you turn the computer on.
dialog box: A window that accepts user input to make system settings or
record other information.
disk drive: The device that randomly accesses information on a disk and
copies it to the computer’s memory. It also writes data from memory
to the disk. To accomplish these tasks, the unit physically rotates the
disk at high speed past a read-write head.
display: A CRT, LCD, or other image producing device used to view
computer output.
DOS: Disk Operating System. See operating system.
driver: A software program, generally part of the operating system, that
controls a specific piece of hardware (frequently a peripheral device
such as a printer or mouse).
DVD-RAM: A Digital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory is a highcapacity, high performance disc that lets you store large volumes of
data. The DVD-ROM drive uses a laser to read data from the disc.
DVD-ROM: A Digital Versatile Disc Read Only Memory is a high capacity,
high performance disc suitable for play back of video and other
high-density files. The DVD-ROM drive uses a laser to read data
from the disc.
E
execute: To interpret and execute an instruction.
F
fast infrared: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial
data transfer at speeds of up to 4 megabits per second.
floppy disk: A removable disk that stores magnetically encoded data.
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floppy disk drive (FDD): An electromechanical device that reads and
writes to floppy disks.
folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders.
format: The process of readying a blank disk for its first use. Formatting
establishes the structure of the disk that the operating system
expects before it writes files or programs onto the disk.
function keys: The keys labeled F1 through F12 that tell the computer to
perform certain functions.
G
gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 megabytes. See also
megabyte.
graphics: Drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts or graphs, to
present information.
H
hard disk: A non-removable disk usually referred to as drive C. The
factory installs this disk and only a trained engineer can remove it
for servicing. Also called fixed disk.
hard disk drive (HDD): An electromechanical device that reads and writes
a hard disk. See also hard disk.
hertz: A unit of wave frequency that equals one cycle per second.
hot key: The computer’s feature in which certain keys in combination with
the extended function key, Fn, can be used to set system
parameters, such as speaker volume.
I
i.LINK (IEEE1394): This port enables high-speed data transfer directly
from external devices such as digital video cameras.
input: The data or instructions you provide to a computer, communication
device or other peripheral device from the keyboard or external or
internal storage devices. The data sent (or output) by the sending
computer is input for the receiving computer.
interface: 1) Hardware and/or software components of a system used
specifically to connect one system or device to another.
2) To physically connect one system or device to another to
exchange information.
3) The point of contact between user, the computer, and the
program, for example, the keyboard or a menu.
I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a
computer.
I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and
transfer data to and from it.
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IrDA 1.1: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial data
transfer at speeds of up to 4 megabits per second.
J
jumper: A small clip or wire that allows you to change the hardware
characteristics by electrically connecting two points of a circuit.
K
K: Taken from the Greek word kilo, meaning 1000; often used as
equivalent to 1024, or 2 raised to the 10th power. See also byte and
kilobyte.
KB: See kilobyte.
L
Light Emitting Diode (LED): A semiconductor device that emits light
when a current is applied.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): Liquid crystal sealed between two sheets
of glass coated with transparent conducting material. The viewingside coating is etched into character forming segments with leads
that extend to the edge of the glass. Applying a voltage between the
glass sheets alters the brightness of the liquid crystal.
LSI: Large Scale Integration.
1) A technology that allows the inclusion of up to 100,000 simple
logic gates on a single chip.
2) An integrated circuit that uses large scale integration.
M
megabyte (MB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 kilobytes. See also
kilobyte.
mode: A method of operation, for example, the boot mode, standby mode
or the hibernation mode.
modem: Derived from modulator/demodulator, a device that converts
(modulates) digital data for transmission over telephone lines and
then converts modulated data (demodulates) to digital format where
received.
monitor: A device that uses rows and columns of pixels to display
alphanumeric characters or graphic images. See also CRT.
MP3: An audio compression standard that enables high-quality
transmission and real-time playback of sound files.
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operating system: A group of programs that controls the basic operation
of a computer. Operating system functions include interpreting
programs, creating data files, and controlling the transmission and
receipt (input/output) of data to and from memory and peripheral
devices.
output: The results of a computer operation. Output commonly indicates
data.
1) printed on paper, 2) displayed at a terminal, 3) sent through the
serial port of internal modem, or 4) stored on some magnetic media.
P
parity: 1) The symmetrical relationship between two parameter values
(integers) both of which are either on or off; odd or even; 0 or 1.
2) In serial communications, an error detection bit that is added to a
group of data bits making the sum of the bits even or odd. Parity can
be set to none, odd, or even.
peripheral device: An I/O device that is external to the central processor
and/or main memory such as a printer or a mouse.
pixel: A picture element. The smallest dot that can be made on a display
or printer. Also called a pel.
plug and play: A capability with Windows that enables the system to
automatically recognize connections of external devices and make
the necessary configurations in the computer.
port: The electrical connection through which the computer sends and
receives data to and from devices or other computers.
prompt: A message the computer provides indicating it is ready for or
requires information or an action from you.
R
Random Access Memory (RAM): High speed memory within the
computer circuitry that can be read or written to.
restart: Resetting a computer without turning it off (also called “warm boot”
or “soft reset”). See also boot.
RJ11: A modular telephone jack.
RJ45: A modular LAN jack.
ROM: Read Only Memory: A nonvolatile memory chip manufactured to
contain information that controls the computer’s basic operation.
You cannot access or change information stored in ROM.
S
SCSI: Small Computer System Interface is an industry standard interface
for connection of a variety of peripheral devices.
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soft key: Key combinations that emulate keys on the IBM keyboard,
change some configuration options, stop program execution, and
access the numeric keypad overlay.
stop bit: One or more bits of a byte that follow the transmitted character or
group codes in asynchronous serial communications.
system disk: A disk that has been formatted with an operating system.
For MS-DOS the operating system is contained in two hidden files
and the COMMAND.COM file. You can boot a computer using a
system disk. Also called an operating system disk.
T
terminal: A typewriter-like keyboard and CRT display screen connected to
the computer for data input/output.
TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid
crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor
(TFT) to drive each cell.
Touch Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm
rest.
U
Universal Serial Bus: This serial interface lets you communicate with
several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the
computer.
V
VGA: Video Graphics Array is an industry standard video adaptor that lets
you run any popular software.
W
warm start: Restarting or resetting a computer without turning it off.
write protection: A method for protecting a floppy disk from accidental
erasure.
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