Nasca N7010.book - Howard Computers

Nasca N7010.book - Howard Computers
User’s Guide
Learn how to use
your Fujitsu LifeBook
N7010 notebook
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WARNING
HANDLING THE CORD ON THIS PRODUCT WILL EXPOSE YOU TO LEAD, A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
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B5FJ-9671-02ENZ0-00
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to FCC Part 15
Responsible Party Name:
Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Address:
1250 E. Arques Avenue, M/S 122
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Telephone:
(408) 746-6000
Declares that product:
Base Model Configuration: LifeBook N7010 notebook
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operations are subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, (2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This product requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only a UL Listed I.T.E. AC Adapter with an output rating of 19V DC, with a current
of 5.27A (100W).
+
AC adapter output polarity:
When using your notebook equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
injury to persons, including the following:
•
Do not use this product near water for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
•
•
•
Avoid using the modem during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
•
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To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
Do not use the modem to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with
local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
For TV tuner use: To protect from overvoltages and transients on the Cable Distribution System, be sure that the outer shield of the
coaxial cable is connected to earth (grounded) at the building premise as close to the point of cable entrance as practicable, as
required per NEC Article 820.93, ANSI/NFPA 70: 2005. If you have questions about your CATV installation, contact your service
provider.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Authorized Repair Technicians Only
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF LITHIUM (CLOCK) BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY
WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISPOSE OF USED
BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTION.
FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME TYPE AND
RATING FUSE.
System Disposal
Hg
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF
ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL LAWS.
Recycling your battery
Over time, the batteries that run your mobile computer will begin to hold a charge for a shorter amount of time; this is a natural
occurrence for all batteries. When this occurs, you may want to replace the battery with a fresh one*. If you replace it, it is important
that you dispose of the old battery properly because batteries contain materials that could cause environmental damage if disposed of
improperly.
Fujitsu is very concerned with environmental protection, and has enlisted the services of the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation (RBRC)**, a non-profit public service organization dedicated to protecting our environment
by recycling old batteries at no cost to you.
RBRC has drop-off points at tens of thousands of locations throughout the United States and Canada. To find the
location nearest you, go to www.RBRC.org or call 1-800-822-8837.
If there are no convenient RBRC locations near you, you can also go to the EIA Consumer Education Initiative website
(http://EIAE.org/) and search for a convenient disposal location.
Remember – protecting the environment is a cooperative effort, and you should make every effort to protect it for current and future
generations.
* To order a new battery for your Fujitsu mobile computer, go to the Fujitsu shopping site at www.shopfujitsu.com in the US or
www.fujitsu.ca/products/notebooks in Canada.
** RBRC is an independent third party to which Fujitsu provides funding for battery recycling; RBRC is in no way affiliated with
Fujitsu.
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Contents
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Conventions Used in the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Fujitsu Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Locating the Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Top and Front Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back Panel Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Battery Charging Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Touchpad Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Clicking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Navigating Using Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Touchpad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Touch Zone Panel and Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using the Touch Zone as an Application Launcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the Touch Zone panel for a slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Turning the Touch Zone off and on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the LifeBook Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button . . . . . . . . . . 39
Launching Applications with the Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Connecting the Power Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using the Power Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using the Windows Mobility Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Closing the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Starting Your LifeBook Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Hard Disk Drive Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Booting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Starting Windows Vista the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Registering Windows Vista with Microsoft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Registering Your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Installing Click Me! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Power Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Power and Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Windows Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Chapter 3
User-Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Optical Drive Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Loading Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Removing Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Playing Media on the Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Using the Drive on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
AutoPlay Notification Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Using ExpressCards™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Installing ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Removing ExpressCards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Inserting Memory Stick/SD Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Installing a Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Checking the Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
IEEE 1394 Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
LAN Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
HDMI Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Microphone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
External Video Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
E-SATA Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Drivers and Applications Restore Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Recovery and Utility disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Automatically Downloading Driver Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
Caring for your LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Cleaning your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Cleaning the dust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Storing your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Media Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Mass Storage Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Learning About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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Glossary/Regulatory
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide
Before Using the Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
How to Handle This Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Deactivating the WLAN Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Activating the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Configuring the WLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Connecting to a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Troubleshooting the WLAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device
Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Installing OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
User Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Using OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Configuring OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
OmniPass Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
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Preface
About This Guide
The LifeBook® N7010 notebook from Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation provides desktop
performance with a fast Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor. The 16" Crystal View WXGA high-resolution
screen displays vibrant colors with pinpoint sharpness. The LifeBook features ATI Radeon HD 3470
graphics with 256 MB of dedicated memory.
The LifeBook N7010 comes with Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium pre-installed.
This manual explains how to operate your LifeBook notebook’s hardware and built-in system software.
Conventions Used in the Guide
Keyboard and on-screen keys appear in brackets. Example: [Fn], [F1], [ESC], [ENTER] and [CTRL].
Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text.
For example: (“See Installation Procedure on page 43”.)
On screen menu items appear in bold. Example: “Click Fujitsu Menu, and select your choice”.
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THE INFORMATION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF
THE SUBJECT MATERIAL.
THE CAUTION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR
PLEASE READ ALL CAUTION INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
COMPUTER, OR TO THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR FILES.
THE WARNING ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO EITHER YOU, YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, OR YOUR FILES. PLEASE READ ALL WARNING INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
Fujitsu Contact Information
Service and Support
You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support in the following ways:
• Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Website: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support
Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support
representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
• Product name
• Product configuration number
• Product serial number
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•
•
•
•
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Type of device connected, if any
Fujitsu Shopping Online
You can go directly to the online by going to the website at: www.shopfujitsu.com.
YOU MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE INTERNET CONNECTION TO USE THE ONLINE URL LINKS.
To ensure that you always have the most current driver updates related to your system, you should
occasionally access the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically
or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system.
The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the
icons to find the correct one). If the FDU icon does not appear in the system tray, it can be started by going
to [Start] > All Programs, and clicking on Fujitsu Driver Update; this will create the icon automatically.
Limited Warranty
Your LifeBook notebook is backed by a Fujitsu International Limited Warranty. Check the service kit that
came with your notebook for the Limited Warranty period and terms and conditions.
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Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview
This section describes the
components of your Fujitsu
LifeBook N7010 notebook. We
strongly recommend that you read
it before using your notebook –
even if you are already familiar
with notebook computers.
Figure 1. Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 notebook
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Locating the Controls and Connectors
Display Panel Latch
Digital Microphone*
Web camera*
Stereo Speaker
Touch Zone
Display Panel
Status Indicator Panel
Touchpad Pointing
Device (gesture-enabled)
Stereo Speaker
Support Button
Power/Suspend/
Resume Button
Status Indicator Panel
Fingerprint Recognition*/
Scrolling Sensor
Keyboard
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
* Optional device; not present on all models.
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch
Figure 2. LifeBook notebook with display open
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Top and Front Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s top and front components.
Display Panel Latch
The display panel latch locks and releases the display panel.
Display Panel
The display panel is a color LCD panel with back lighting for the display of text and graphics.
Stereo Speakers
The built-in boxless dual speakers provide stereo sound. See “LifeBook notebook bottom panel” on
page 19.
Support Button
The Support Button provides one-touch application launch capability. See “Using the Touch Zone Panel
and Support Button” on page 34.
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
The Power/Suspend/Resume button allows you to suspend notebook activity without powering off,
resume your notebook from Sleep mode, and power on your LifeBook notebook when it has been shut
down. See “Power On” on page 46.
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond to specific components of your LifeBook
notebook. Note that status indicators appear in two areas above the keyboard on the left and right. See
“Status Indicator Panel” on page 21.
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
The Memory Stick/Secure Digital (SD) card slot allows you to insert a flash memory card for data storage.
This architecture allows you to transfer data between a variety of different digital devices. See “Inserting
Memory Stick/SD Cards” on page 71.
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Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows keys and 10-key keypad. See “Using the Keyboard” on
page 24.
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch turns the wireless LAN and Bluetooth devices on and off.
See “Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide” on page 144.
Fingerprint Recognition/Scrolling Sensor
The optional fingerprint recognition sensor allows you to increase the security of your system by having
it "recognize" your unique fingerprint. See “Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 157.
The fingerprint recognition sensor can also be used as a scrolling sensor that lets you navigate quickly
through a document without having to use the window scroll bars. See “Scrolling” on page 30. On
systems without the fingerprint sensor, this position is occupied by a scrolling button.
Touchpad Pointing Device
The gesture-enabled pointing device is a Touchpad that allows you simple cursor control. See “Touchpad
Pointing Device” on page 27.
Touch Zone
The Touch Zone is a touch-sensitive display that allows you to launch programs and scroll through
slideshows. See “Using the Touch Zone Panel and Support Button” on page 34.
Web Camera
The optional web camera allows you to take pictures of yourself to send over the internet. For information
on using the microphone and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft WebCam
Companion application.
Digital Microphone
The optional digital microphone is used in conjunction with the optional web cam. For information on
using the microphone and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft WebCam
Companion application.
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive Eject Button
Figure 3. LifeBook notebook left-side panel
Left-Side Panel Components
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components.
Optical Drive
One of several different drives can be installed depending upon the configuration of your system. See
“Optical Drive” on page 61.
Optical Drive Eject Button
The optical drive eject button is used to eject the media tray.
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ExpressCard Slot
ExpressCard Eject Button
Microphone Jack
Headphone Jack
IEEE 1394 Port
USB Ports
USB Ports
eSATA Port
DC Power Jack
Figure 4. LifeBook notebook right-side panel
Right-Side Panel Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components.
ExpressCard Slot
The ExpressCard Slot allows you to insert an ExpressCard. See “Using ExpressCards™” on page 67.
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external stereo microphone. See “Microphone Jack” on
page 79.
IEEE 1394 Port
The IEEE 1394 port is used to connect Firewire devices (such as digital cameras) to your LifeBook
notebook. See “IEEE 1394 Jack” on page 77.
USB 2.0 Ports
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The four USB ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. See
“Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports” on page 79..
ExpressCard Eject Button
The ExpressCard eject button is used to eject an ExpressCard from the ExpressCard slot. See “Using
ExpressCards™” on page 67.
Headphone Jack
The headphone audio jack allows you to connect headphones or powered external speakers. See
“Headphone Jack” on page 79.
E-SATA Port
E-SATA (External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is an external version of SATA, which
connects your computer to the hard drive. SATA is an interface that is much faster than typical IDE
interfaces (E-SATA is six times faster than USB 2.0). E-SATA is ideal for backing up large files on an
external hard drive. See “E-SATA Port” on page 82.
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter to power your LifeBook notebook and charge
the internal Lithium ion battery.
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LAN (RJ-45) Jack
Air Vents
HDMI Port
External Video Port
Anti-Theft Lock Slot
Air Vents
Figure 5. LifeBook notebook back panel
Back Panel Components
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s back panel components.
LAN Port
The LAN port is designed to accept a Local Area Network (LAN) RJ-45 jack. See “LAN Jack” on
page 78.
HDMI Port
The HDMI port is used to connect compatible digital devices with your computer (such as a highdefinition television or AV receiver). See “Your LifeBook has a LAN jack (RJ-45) to accommodate
external communications.” on page 78.
External Video Port
The external video port allows you to connect an external monitor or LCD projector. See “External Video
Port” on page 81.
Anti-theft Lock Slot
The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device.
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Air Flow Vents
The air flow vents assist in proper cooling of the system.
TO PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, BE SURE TO
KEEP ALL AIR ALL VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED, CLEAN, AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THIS MAY REQUIRE
PERIODIC CLEANING, DEPENDING UPON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS USED.
DO NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED, SUCH AS IN
TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION.
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Air Vents
(multiple
locations)
Memory Upgrade
Compartment
Lithium ion
Battery Bay
Dust Filter
Figure 6. LifeBook notebook bottom panel
Bottom Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.
Memory Compartment Cover
Your LifeBook notebook comes with high speed DDR2-667 PC5300 SO-DIMM memory. The memory
upgrade compartment allows you to expand the system memory capacity of your LifeBook notebook, thus
improving overall performance. See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 73.
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Dust Filter
The dust filter is used to help prevent dust and dirt from entering your system. See “Cleaning the dust
filter” on page 107.
Lithium ion Battery Bay
The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion battery. It can be opened for the removal of the battery
when stored over a long period of time or for swapping a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion
battery. See “Lithium ion Battery” on page 57.
Air Flow Vents
The air flow vents assist in proper cooling of the system.
TO PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, BE SURE TO
KEEP ALL AIR ALL VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED, CLEAN, AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THIS MAY REQUIRE
PERIODIC CLEANING, DEPENDING UPON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS USED.
DO NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED, SUCH AS IN
TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION.
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Battery Status
Battery Charging
Hard Drive/Optical
Drive Access
ScrLock
NumLock
CapsLock
Figure 7. Status Indicator Panel
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator panel is located at the top of the keyboard, near the Visual Optimizer button. Within
this panel are symbols that correspond to specific components of your notebook. These symbols tell you
how each of those components is operating.
Battery Charging Indicator
The Battery Charging indicator displays whether or not the Lithium ion battery is currently being charged.
LED Condition
Charging Status of Battery
Green, solid
Fully charged or no battery installed.
Orange, solid
Being charged
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LED Condition
Charging Status of Battery
Orange, blinking
Charging suspended because battery temperature too high.
Off
Not charging because AC adapter is not connected.
Battery Status Indicator
This indicator shows how much charge is available within the installed battery.
LCD Condition
Battery Charge Level
Green, solid
Between 50% and 100% charged
Orange, solid
Between 13% and 49% charged
Red, solid
Between 0% and 12% charged
Red, blinking
There is a problem with the battery
Off
No battery is installed or the system is shut off.
Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator
The Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access indicator states whether your internal hard drive or optical drive are
being accessed.
NumLk Indicator
The NumLk indicator states that the integral keyboard is set in ten-key numeric keypad mode. To set the
Num Lock, press the [Num Lock] key; to de-select it, press the key again.
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CapsLock Indicator
The CapsLock indicator states that your keyboard is set to type in all capital letters. To set the Caps Lock,
press the [Caps Lock] key; to de-select it, press the key again.
ScrLk Indicator
The ScrLk indicator states that your scroll lock is active. To set the Scroll Lock, press the [Scroll Lock]
key; to de-select it, press the key again.
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Keyboard
Function Keys
Fn Key
Start Key
Numeric Keypad
(surrounded by heavy line)
Application Key
Cursor Keys
Figure 8. Keyboard
Using the Keyboard
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integrated 86-key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard
functions of a keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special function keys. This section
describes the following keys.
• Numeric keypad: Your notebook allows certain keys to serve dual purposes, both as standard
characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The ability to toggle between the standard
character and numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk] key.
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• Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow
keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to the right, left, up, or down within windows,
applications and documents.
• Function keys: The keys labeled [F1] through [F12] are used in conjunction with the [Fn] key to
produce special actions that vary depending on what program is running.
• Windows keys: These keys work with your Windows operating system and function the same as
the onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on your pointing device.
Numeric Keypad
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as both standard character keys and numeric keypad
keys. NumLk can be activated by pressing the [NumLk] keys. Turning off the NumLk feature is done the
same way. Once this feature is activated you can enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ),
subtraction ( - ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using the keys designated
as ten-key function keys. The keys in the numeric keypad are marked on the front edge of the key to
indicate their secondary functions.
Windows Keys
Your LifeBook notebook has two Windows keys, consisting of a Start key and an Application key. The
Start key displays the Start menu. This button functions the same as your onscreen Start menu button. The
Application key functions the same as your right mouse button and displays shortcut menus for the
selected item. (Please refer to your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the
Windows keys.)
Cursor Keys
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard which allow you to move the cursor up, down,
left and right in applications. In programs such as Windows Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the
next item up, down, left, or right).
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Function Keys
Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ
for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used.
Icon
Keys
Description
[Fn+F3]
Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle the Audio Mute on and off.
[Fn+F4]
Pressing [F4] while holding [Fn] will toggle the touchpad on and off. (This function key combination only works if the BIOS setting for Advanced > Keyboard/Mouse Features > Internal Pointing Device is set to Manual Setting.)
[Fn+F6]
Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will lower the brightness of your
display.
[Fn+F7]
Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the brightness of the
display.
[Fn+F8]
Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will lower the volume of your system.
[Fn+F9]
Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your
system.
[Fn+F10]
Pressing [F10] while holding [Fn] opens the Fujitsu Display Manager, which
allows you to select the display devices.
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Touchpad Pointing Device
Right Button
Optional Fingerprint
Recognition Sensor
or Scroll Button
Cursor Control
Left Button
Figure 9. Touchpad pointing device
The Touchpad pointing device is built into your notebook. It is used to control the movement of the pointer
to select items on your display panel. The Touchpad is composed of a cursor control, a left and right
button, and an scroll button (which may be replaced by an optional fingerprint recognition sensor).
The cursor control works the same way a mouse does, and moves the cursor around the display. It only
requires light pressure with your fingertip, and the more pressure you use, the faster the cursor will move.
Additionally, the touchpad allows you to zoom in or out and scroll through large documents using simple
gestures.
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The left and right buttons function the same as mouse buttons. The actual functionality of the buttons may
vary depending on the application that is being used. The scroll sensor allows you to quickly navigate up
and down a screen. For information on using the scroll button as a fingerprint recognition sensor, refer to
“Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 157.
AN EXTERNAL MOUSE CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE USB PORTS ON YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK AND
USED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE TOUCHPAD. HOWEVER, IF YOU BOOT THE SYSTEM WITH AN
EXTERNAL MOUSE CONNECTED, THE TOUCHPAD WILL BE DISABLED OR ENABLED DEPENDING ON THE
SPECIFICATIONS IN YOUR BIOS SETTINGS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 48.
Clicking
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To
left-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to
select, press the left button once, and then immediately
release it. To right-click, move the mouse cursor to the
item you wish to select, press the right button once,
and then immediately release it. You also have the
option of performing the clicking operation by tapping
lightly on the Touchpad once.
Figure 10. Clicking with button
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Double-Clicking
Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left button
twice in rapid succession. This procedure does not function
with the right button. To double-click, move the cursor to the
item you wish to select, press the left button twice, then
immediately release it. You also have the option of
performing the double-click operation by tapping lightly on
the Touchpad twice.
If the interval between clicks is too long, the double-click will
not be executed. Interval length can be changed by going to
Control Panel > Mouse > Mouse Properties > Buttons tab.
Figure 11. Double-clicking with button
Dragging
Dragging means pressing and holding the left button,
while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to
the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left
button while moving the item to its new location and
then release it.
Figure 12. Dragging
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Scrolling
Using the scrolling sensor allows you to navigate through a
document quickly without using the window’s scroll bars.
This is particularly useful when you are navigating through
online pages. To use the scrolling sensor, move your finger
forward or backward across the button to scroll up or down
a page. When you have reached the desired section of the
page, raise your finger.
Note that you can also scroll by sliding your finger up and
down the right side of the touchpad. This feature is disabled
by default, but you can enable it by going to Start > Control
Panel > Mouse.
Figure 13. Scrolling
The scrolling sensor also acts as a fingerprint sensor if the
optional fingerprint sensor is present in your system. See
“Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 157.
Navigating Using Gestures
The touchpad lets you use gestures to zoom in or out on a page or scroll quickly through large documents.
Zooming In:
To zoom in on a page using the touchpad, simply place two fingers together on the touchpad and move
them away from each other. (See Figure 14)
Zooming Out:
To zoom out on a page using the touchpad, place two fingers on the touchpad and move towards each
other. (See Figure 15)
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Continuous Scroll:
To scroll through a large document using gestures (“ChiralMotion”), hold your finger on the right side
touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your finger in a clockwise
circular motion to scroll down, or counter-clockwise to scroll up. To scroll side to side, hold your finger
on the bottom edge of the touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your
finger clockwise to scroll right, and counter-clockwise to scroll left. (See Figure 16)
Momentum:
To increase the cursor movement speed, slide your finger quickly across the touchpad. (See Figure 17)
Enabling/Disabling Gesture Functions:
1
2
3
4
To enable or disable the gesturing functions, go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound.
5
6
To enable/disable the zoom function, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then check Pinch.
Double-click Mouse, and the Mouse Properties window will appear.
Select the Device Settings tab and click the [Settings...] button.
To enable/disable continuous scrolling: Select Virtual Scrolling from the left pane, check Enable Vertical
Scrolling and/or Enable Horizontal Scrolling, and then check Chiral Motion.
To enable or disable the momentum feature, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then select Momentum and
check Enable Momentum.
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Figure 14. Zooming in with Touchpad
Figure 15. Zooming out with Touchpad
Figure 16. Continuous scrolling
Figure 17. Speeding up cursor movement
Touchpad Control Adjustment
The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your Touchpad with selections made from within
the Mouse Properties dialog box.
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Volume Control
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has multiple volume controls which interact with each other.
ANY SOFTWARE THAT CONTAINS AUDIO FILES WILL ALSO CONTAIN A VOLUME CONTROL OF ITS OWN. IF
YOU INSTALL AN EXTERNAL AUDIO DEVICE THAT HAS AN INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROL, THE
HARDWARE VOLUME CONTROL AND THE SOFTWARE VOLUME CONTROL WILL INTERACT WITH EACH
OTHER. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF YOU SET YOUR SOFTWARE VOLUME TO
OFF, YOU WILL OVERRIDE
THE EXTERNAL VOLUME CONTROL SETTING.
Controlling the Volume
The volume can be controlled in several ways:
•
•
•
•
Volume can be set from within the Volume Control in the system tray.
Volume can be controlled by many volume controls that are set within individual applications.
Volume can be controlled using the [Fn]+[F8] and [Fn]+[F9] key combinations.
Certain external audio devices you might connect to your system may have hardware volume
controls.
Each source discussed above puts an upper limit on the volume level that must then be followed by the
other sources.
We recommend that you experiment with the various volume controls to discover the optimal sound level.
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(Depending upon your configuration, your Launcher window may not match that shown.)
Figure 18. LifeBook Touch Zone Panel
Using the Touch Zone Panel and Support Button
A unique feature of your LifeBook notebook is the Touch Zone panel. This 4” touch screen display is
located at the top center of the keyboard. The Touch Zone makes your LifeBook more than just another
notebook computer. The panel allows you to launch applications or play a photo slideshow either by
touching its screen or using the cursor. The panel can also be used as an extension to the system desktop.
Your notebook is pre-installed with software utilities that let you operate and configure your Touch Zone.
The panel consists of two basic elements: the Launcher and the Second Display Slideshow.
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Using the Touch Zone as an Application Launcher
The LifeBook Touch Zone allows you to open up to fifteen applications or folders with the touch of the
screen. Note that any unused icons in the Touch Zone are labeled as “Unregistered” until you assign a
shortcut to them.
When you start your system, the LifeBook Touch Zone is automatically activated. As an application
launcher, the Touch Zone is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To set up the panel to best suit
your needs, the Launcher Setting utility (Figure 19) quickly and easily helps you make the most of this
valuable feature.
Figure 19. Setting window
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To configure your LifeBook Touch Zone Panel:
1
2
If the Launcher window is visible on your Touch Zone panel (see Figure18), skip to step 4.
3
4
From the menu that appears, touch the Launcher.
5
If the Launcher is not on your Touch Zone screen, touch the Menu tab at the bottom of the display. If the Menu
tab is not visible, touch the bottom of the display to invoke it.
When the Launcher screen is visible, press the Setting button. The Setting window will appear on your main
display.
The icons of the applications and utilities that are loaded by default appear in the Setting window.
Adding a shortcut
1
To add a launch icon to the Launcher using the Settings window, click the [Add] button. The Add a Shortcut
window will open. I
2
If you want to add a shortcut to an application in your Start menu, be sure the Select from Start menu radio
button is selected. If you want to add a shortcut to an online location, select the Select from the Favorites of
IE radio button.
3
Click on the icon of the application or utility for which you want a Launcher shortcut, then click the [Add] button.
The icon will be added to the Setting window.
Deleting a shortcut
1
To delete a launch icon from the Launcher using the Settings window, select the shortcut you want to delete,
then click the [Delete] button.
2
A confirmation dialog will appear. Click the [Yes] button to confirm deletion.
Renaming a shortcut
1
To rename a launch icon from the Launcher using the Settings window, select the shortcut you want to rename,
then click the [Rename] button.
2
A rename window will appear. Enter the new name in the New name field, then click the [OK] button.
When you have finished configuring the Touch Zone panel, click the [OK] button, and the Setting window
will close.
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Using the Touch Zone panel for a slideshow
When you are not using the Touch Zone panel as a program launcher, you can use it for a slideshow. You
can either used the pre-installed pictures, or designate which photos you want to view.
1
2
If the Slideshow window is visible on your Touch Zone panel (see Figure18), skip to step 4.
3
4
From the menu that appears, touch Second Display Slideshow.
If the Slideshow window is not on your Touch Zone screen, touch the Menu tab at the bottom of the display. If
the Menu tab is not visible, touch the bottom of the display to invoke it.
When the Slideshow screen is visible, press the Setting button. The Settings window will appear on your main
display.
Selecting a new picture folder
1
To select a folder containing the photos you want to view in your slideshow, click the browse (...) button to the
right of the Target Folder: field.
2
3
Navigate to the folder containing the desired photos or create a new folder.
Click on the folder, then click the [OK] button to accept it.
Changing the switching interval
To change the pace at which the slide show changes pictures, click the dropdown list under Switching
interval: and select the switch interval (5 seconds, 15 seconds, 1 minute, 15 minutes, or 1 hour).
Aligning the image
You can determine whether you want all or part of the image displayed by checking one of the Image
align: checkboxes: Full, Top, Center, or Bottom.
When you have finished setting up the Slideshow utility, click the [OK] button. The Settings window will
close.
Manually navigating through a slideshow
Although you can view the images in the slideshow at the pace you selected in the Settings window, you
can also navigate through them manually.
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1
2
Place your finger on the Touch Zone and drag it to the left or right to view the previous or next photo immediately.
To view the image on the large display, place your finger at the bottom of the Touch Zone and drag it up towards
the keyboard. The image will be dragged to the desktop and open in Windows Photo Gallery.
Windows Photo Gallery contains numerous tools for manipulating and viewing your images, watching
videos, making movies, and burning discs. For more information on Windows Photo Gallery, see the help
associated with the application.
Turning the Touch Zone off and on
Turning the Touch Zone panel off
By default, the Touch Zone is turned on. To turn it off, follow the steps below:
1
2
3
4
Right-click on the desktop and select Catalyst Control Center from the menu.
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6
Click [Yes] to confirm, then click [Finish].
Select the Basic radio button if it is not already selected, then click [Next].
Select Easy Setup Wizard tab, then click [Go].
Choose Notebook Panel as the Main Display and select the None radio button in Choose Second Display
options, then click [Next].
Click [Exit] to close the Catalyst Control Center.
Turning the Touch Zone panel on
1
2
3
4
Right-click on the desktop and select Catalyst Control Center from the menu.
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6
7
Select Extended Desktop radio button, then click [Next].
Select the Basic radio button if it is not already selected, then click [Next].
Select Easy Setup Wizard tab, then click [Go].
Choose Notebook Panel as the Main Display and select Digital Flat Panel in Choose Second Display options,
then click [Next].
Click [Yes] to confirm, then click [Next]
Adjust the position of the displays in accordance with your personal preferences, then click [Finish].
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Using the LifeBook Support Button
Adjacent to the power button is a Support button that allows you to either launch the Fujitsu Support
Center utility or to launch a user-defined application with the touch of a button when your system is on.
Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button
The Support button performs different actions when the system is off and when it is on.
When the system is off, pressing the Support button will open the Fujitsu Start Boot Menu which allows
you to select either Diagnostic Program to test your system or Recovery and Utility to perform a number
of other functions, including recovery of your system.
When the system is on, pressing the Support button invokes the Fujitsu Support Center utility which offers
three tabs: Manual, Diagnostic Program, and Support.
Manual tab
The Manual tab lets you automatically go to the Fujitsu Support website to download the system User’s
Guide. (You must be connected to the Internet in order to use this function).
Diagnostic Program tab
The Diagnostic Program tab allows you to automatically reboot the system, then open the boot menu, from
which you can choose Diagnostic Program or Recovery and Utility (same as pressing the button when the
system is shut down). From the Diagnostic tab you can also view your System Information.
Support tab
The Support tab lets you automatically go to the Support Website. (You must be connected to the Internet
in order to access the Support website).
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Launching Applications with the Support Button
Your notebook is pre-installed with software utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook
Support Button. These utilities are found in the Start menu, under Settings > Control Panel > Application
Panel (or “Buttons” in some configurations). The utility includes an Application Panel Setup tab.
Configuring your LifeBook Support Button
When you start Windows, the LifeBook Support Button l is automatically activated. As an application
launcher, the support button is very flexible. To set up the button to best suit your needs, we have provided
a setup utility that quickly and easily helps you make the most of this valuable feature.
To configure your LifeBook Support Button with Application Panel Setup:
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2
Click on [Start] -> Programs -> LifeBook Application Panel.
Click on Application Panel Setup. The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There is a tab that corresponds
to the Support button. When you receive your notebook, this button is pre-configured to launch the Fujitsu
Support Center. See “Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button” on page 39. To reconfigure
it to launch another program proceed to the following steps.
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4
5
6
7
Click on [Application Registration].
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When you have finished with button setup click OK, and the new settings will take effect. You can reconfigure
your Support Button as often as you like.
Click the “Select from Start Menu” box.
Scroll down the list of applications, and then click on the application you wish to launch with this button.
Click [Next], [Finish], [OK]. The button will now launch the new application.
If you want to return to launching the Fujitsu Support Center utility with this button, you need only click on Fujitsu
Support Center from the dropdown list. Be aware that you will erase the settings for the “other application”. If
you wish to go back to launching the “other application” from this button, you will need to reconfigure it as
described above.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
DC Power Jack
DC Output Cable
AC Cable
AC Adapter
Figure 20. Connecting the AC Adapter
Power Sources
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC
adapter, or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.
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Connecting the Power Adapters
The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and
charging the batteries.
Connecting the AC Adapter
1 Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook.
2 Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.
Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter
1 Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.
2 Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette lighter of an automobile with the ignition key in the On or Access,
OR,
3
Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power jack on an airplane seat.
Switching from AC Adapter Power or the Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power
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2
Be sure that you have at least one charged battery installed.
Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.
• When you run the LifeBook on battery power, by default, the CPU will slow down
approximately by half in order to optimize battery life. This feature can be enabled or disabled
in the BIOS. Use an AC Adapter whenever possible.
• The Lithium ion battery is not charged upon purchase. Initially, you will need to connect the
AC adapter to use your LifeBook notebook.
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Display Cover
Display
Latch
Button
Figure 21. Opening the Display Panel
Display Panel
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright
environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology.
Opening the Display Panel
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2
Press the Display Panel latch button in. This releases the locking mechanism, allowing you to raise the display.
Lift the display backwards, being careful not to touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable viewing angle.
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness
Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the
screen to a more comfortable viewing level. There are three ways to adjust the brightness, by using the
keyboard, the Power Options, or the Windows Mobility Center.
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Using the Keyboard
Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the setting only temporarily.
• [Fn+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the brightness of your display.
• [Fn+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the brightness of the display.
Using the Power Options
To change the brightness using the Power Options utility, open the Control Panel and double-click on the
Power Options icon. Select “Adjust the display brightness” in the left panel, then drag the brightness bars
to the desired level. Note that the settings you make via this utility become permanent until you decide to
change them again.
Using the Windows Mobility Center
In the Control Panel, double-click the Windows Mobility Center icon. Drag the Display Brightness bar to
the desired level.
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ALWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND/OR PACKAGING IT. AFTER SHUTTING DOWN
THE SYSTEM, WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS LED PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION (I.E., NO LIGHTS ARE
ILLUMINATED).
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IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU
CLOSE THE LID. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE-OS BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME
OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER.
•
ATTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK
OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED.
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WHEN USING AC POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL BY DEFAULT. WHEN USING
BATTERY POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO APPROXIMATELY MID-LEVEL BY DEFAULT.
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THE HIGHER THE BRIGHTNESS LEVEL, THE MORE POWER THE NOTEBOOK WILL CONSUME AND THE FASTER
YOUR BATTERIES WILL DISCHARGE. FOR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE, MAKE SURE THAT THE BRIGHTNESS IS SET
AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
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Closing the Display Panel
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2
Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it forward until it is flush with the body of your LifeBook notebook.
Push down until you hear a click. This will engage the locking mechanism and prevent your display panel from
opening unexpectedly.
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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook
Power On
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
The Power and Suspend/Resume button is used to power on your LifeBook notebook, to resume from
Sleep or Save-to-Disk mode or to place your notebook in Sleep or Save-to-Disk mode. (You can also use
the button to power down the system by holding it down for approximately five seconds. This can be useful
if the system is “hung up”. This shouldn’t be used as the normal means of shutdown, however.) You can
also turn off your notebook by clicking on the small arrow at the bottom right of the Windows Start menu,
then clicking Shut Down.
WHEN YOU TURN ON YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, BE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE. THIS MEANS
THAT A BATTERY IS INSTALLED AND CHARGED, OR THAT THE AC OR AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER IS
CONNECTED AND HAS POWER.
Once you have connected your
AC adapter or charged the
internal Lithium ion Battery, you
can press this button to power up
your notebook. (Figure 22)
Power/Suspend/
Resume Button
Figure 22. Powering Up the System
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DO NOT CARRY THE NOTEBOOK AROUND WITH POWER ON OR SUBJECT IT TO VIBRATION OR SHOCKS;
DOING SO COULD DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK.
When you Power On your notebook, it will perform a Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal
parts and configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is found, your notebook will emit an audio
warning and/or an error message will be displayed. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96.
Depending on the nature of the problem, you may be able to continue by starting the operating system or
by entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the settings.
After satisfactory completion of the Power On Self Test (POST), your notebook will load your operating
system.
NEVER TURN OFF YOUR NOTEBOOK DURING THE POWER ON SELF TEST (POST) OR IT WILL CAUSE AN
ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR NOTEBOOK ON THE NEXT TIME. See
“Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96.
Boot Sequence
The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s BIOS. When your notebook is first turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it needs to
find instructions to start up your notebook. This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you
power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until
the operating system is found. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence
including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and
without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.
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The boot sequence is executed when:
• You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.
• You restart your LifeBook notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.
• The software initiates a system restart; for example, when you install a new application.
Hard Disk Drive Passwords
To provide additional security for your data, you can assign passwords to your hard disk drive(s). This
feature is managed in the system BIOS Setup Utility. See BIOS Setup Utility below for information about
accessing the utility.
REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORDS. IF YOU SET AND FORGET YOUR USER AND MASTER HARD DISK
PASSWORDS, FUJITSU COMPUTER SYSTEMS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESET IT. YOU MAY LOSE DATA AND
HAVE TO REPLACE YOUR SYSTEM BOARD OR HARD DISK DRIVE.
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the operating environment for your notebook. Your
BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change the
BIOS’ environment to operate your notebook.
The BIOS Setup Utility also allows you to configure such features as the System Data Security feature
parameters, such as passwords.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following:
Using the TrustedCore Menu
When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad
button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear.
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The TrustedCore Menu provides shortcuts to the following menus and information screens:
• BIOS Setup
• Diagnostic Screen
• Boot Menu
• Patent Information
• System Information
• Continue Booting
Click BIOS Setup to open the BIOS Setup Utility.
The Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the [F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the
screen.
The BIOS Setup Utility can be opened directly by pressing the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on
the screen; this will open the main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility with current settings displayed.
Once the BIOS Setup Utility is open, press the right or left arrow keys to scroll through the other setup
menus to review or alter the current settings. Additional navigational information is located at the bottom
of the BIOS screen.
BIOS Guide
A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online at our service and support Website at:
http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support. Once there, select User’s Guides under Online
Support. Select your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go].
IF YOUR DATA SECURITY SETTINGS REQUIRE IT, YOU MAY BE ASKED FOR A PASSWORD BEFORE THE
BIOS MAIN MENU WILL APPEAR.
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Booting the System
We strongly recommend that you not attach any external devices or put a DVD/CD in your drive until
you have gone through the initial power on sequence.
When you turn on your LifeBook notebook for the first time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen.
If you do nothing the system will load the operating system, and then the Windows Welcome will begin.
Starting Windows Vista the first time
THE FIRST TIME YOU INITIALIZE YOUR WINDOWS VISTA SYSTEM, THE SCREEN WILL BE BLANK FOR
APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES. THIS IS NORMAL. AFTER INITIALIZATION, A “SET UP WINDOWS” DIALOG
BOX WILL APPEAR.
IMPORTANT: DURING THE SETUP PROCEDURE, DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY, PRESS ANY
BUTTONS, OR USE ANY PERIPHERAL DEVICES SUCH AS A MOUSE, KEYBOARD, OR REMOTE CONTROL.
In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows Vista operating system, it should
be registered the first time you use it.
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First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs).
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IF YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE
AGREEMENT FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING WINDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
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YOU CANNOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU STOP THE
PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WINDOWS WELCOME PROCESS, EVEN IF
YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN.
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You will be prompted to enter your User Name and Password and you will be given a chance to select an icon
for your account.
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4
The next screen asks for a Computer Name and allows you to choose a desktop background.
You will next see a "Help protect Windows automatically" screen in which the default choice is "Use
recommended settings". The other two choices are "Install important updates only" and "Ask me later". Select
from the three choices.
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6
On the next screen set your time and date settings.
You will next see the "Select your computer's current location" screen. Make your selection from Home, Work
(Default), and Public location.
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The "Thank you" screen follows and an offer for free Norton Internet Security is extended. Following are several
screens while Windows checks the system performance.
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Windows will then boot up for the first time.
Registering Windows Vista with Microsoft
1
After Windows has booted up for the first time, the Control Panel Welcome Center will appear. If the Register
Windows Online icon is not seen in the window, click on “Show all 14 items”.
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Click on Register Windows Online and follow the instructions that appear to register your copy of Windows.
Registering Your LifeBook notebook
How do I register my LifeBook notebook?
You can register your LifeBook by going to our website at: us.fujitsu.com/computers. You will need to
be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online.
ClickMe!
Installing Click Me!
BEFORE INSTALLING THE CLICKME! UTILITY, BE SURE THE WIRELESS LAN SWITCH IS TURNED ON.
The first time you boot up your system, you will see a “Primary Settings for the PC” window. This
window explains the installations which will be performed by the Click Me! utility. If you click
[Execute], Click Me! will begin installing. If after clicking the button you receive a “User Account
Control” window, you will be asked for your permission to continue. Click [Yes] to continue. If you
cancel the operation, the Click Me! icon will appear on your desktop for later installation.
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THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT INSTALLED BY THE CLICKME!
UTILITY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, REFER TO YOUR GETTING STARTED GUIDE.
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility
Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can
choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For
more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on
page 103.
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Power Management
Your LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of these
features are automatic and need no user intervention, such as those for the internal modem. However,
others depend on the parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the
display brightness. Internal power management for your LifeBook notebook may be controlled from
settings made in your operating system.
Besides the options available for conserving battery power, there are also some things that you can do to
prevent your battery from running down as quickly. For example, you can create an appropriate power
saving profile, put your notebook into Sleep mode when it is not performing an operation, and you can
limit the use of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery powered computers, there is a trade-off
between performance and power savings.
Power and Suspend/Resume Button
When your notebook is active, the Power and Suspend/Resume button can be used to manually put it into
Sleep mode. Push the Power and Suspend/Resume button when your notebook is active, but not actively
accessing anything, and immediately release the button. Your system will enter Sleep mode.
If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Power and Suspend/Resume button will return your notebook
to active operation. You can tell whether or not your system is in Sleep mode by looking at the Power
indicator which is part of the Suspend/Resume button. (See Figure 2 on page 11 for location) If the
indicator is visible and not flashing, your LifeBook notebook is fully operational. If the indicator is both
visible and flashing, your notebook is in Sleep mode. If the indicator is not visible at all, the power is off
or your notebook is in Save-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode. See “Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature” on
page 55.
Sleep Mode
Sleep mode saves your notebook’s system memory contents during periods of inactivity by maintaining
power to critical parts. This mode will turn off the CPU, the display, the hard drive, and all of the other
internal components except those necessary to maintain system memory and allow for restarting.
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Your LifeBook notebook can be put in Sleep mode by:
• Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on.
• Clicking the power icon on the lock menu.
• Selecting Sleep from the Windows Shut Down menu.
• Timing out from lack of activity.
• Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition.
Your LifeBook notebook’s system memory typically stores the files on which you are working, open
application information, and any other data required to support the operations in progress. When you
resume operation from Sleep mode, your notebook will return to the point where it left off. You must use
the Power and Suspend/Resume button to resume operation, and there must be an adequate power source
available, or your notebook will not resume.
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IF YOU ARE RUNNING YOUR NOTEBOOK ON BATTERY POWER, BE AWARE THAT THE BATTERY CONTINUES TO
SLEEP MODE, THOUGH NOT AS FAST AS WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL.
DISCHARGE WHILE YOUR NOTEBOOK IS IN
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DISABLING THE SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USED TO PUT YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
SLEEP OR SAVE-TO-DISK MODE. THE RESUME FUNCTION OF THE BUTTON CANNOT BE DISABLED.
IN
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THE SLEEP OR HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH CERTAIN PC CARDS. CHECK
PC CARD DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.
YOUR
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WHEN PC CARDS OR EXTERNAL DEVICES ARE IN USE, HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE CANNOT RETURN TO
THE EXACT STATE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION BECAUSE ALL OF THE PERIPHERAL DEVICES WILL BE RE-INITIALIZED
WHEN THE SYSTEM RE-STARTS.
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IF YOUR NOTEBOOK IS ACCESSING INFORMATION WHEN YOU ENTER SLEEP OR HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK)
MODE, CHANGES TO OPEN FILES ARE NOT LOST. THE FILES ARE LEFT OPEN AND MEMORY IS KEPT ACTIVE DURING
SLEEP MODE, OR THE MEMORY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE INTERNAL HARD DRIVE DURING HIBERNATION MODE.
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THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF USING THE HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) FUNCTION IS THAT POWER IS NOT REQUIRED
TO MAINTAIN YOUR DATA. THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IF YOU WILL BE LEAVING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK
IN A SUSPENDED STATE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME.
THE DRAWBACK OF USING HIBERNATION MODE IS
THAT IT LENGTHENS THE POWER DOWN AND POWER UP SEQUENCES AND RESETS PERIPHERAL DEVICES.
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YOUR SYSTEM IS SET TO USE THE MAX BATTERY POWER SCHEME WHEN RUNNING ON BATTERY POWER. IF YOU
CHANGE THE POWER SCHEME TO A DIFFERENT PROFILE, YOUR BATTERY LIFE MAY VARY.
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Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature
The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part
of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature.
Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature
The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:
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2
From the Start menu, select Control Panel (Classic View), then select Power Options.
Select “Choose what the power button does” or “Choose what closing the lid does”, then make your selections
(Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut Down).
Windows Power Management
The Power Options icon located in the Windows Control Panel allows you to configure some of the power
management settings. For example, you can use the Power Options to set the timeout values for turning
off the display and hard disks whether you are running the notebook on battery power or one of the
adapters.
Restarting the System
If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure that you use the following procedure.
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2
Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the small arrow at the bottom right of the window.
Select Restart from the list.
TURNING OFF YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK WITHOUT EXITING WINDOWS OR TURNING ON YOUR
NOTEBOOK WITHIN 10 SECONDS OF THE NOTEBOOK BEING SHUT OFF MAY CAUSE AN ERROR WHEN
YOU START THE NEXT TIME.
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Power Off
Before turning off the power, check that the hard drive/optical drive access indicator is off. If you turn off
the power while accessing a disk there is a risk of data loss. To ensure that your notebook shuts down
without error, use the Windows shut down procedure.
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ALWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND/OR PACKAGING IT. AFTER SHUTTING DOWN
THE SYSTEM, WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS LED PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION (I.E., NO LIGHTS ARE
ILLUMINATED).
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IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU
CLOSE THE LID. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE-OS BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME
OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER.
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ATTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK
OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED.
BE SURE TO CLOSE ALL FILES, EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS, AND SHUT DOWN YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM
PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER. IF FILES ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF, YOU WILL
LOSE ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SAVED, AND MAY CAUSE DISK ERRORS.
Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows allows your notebook to complete its operations
and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is:
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2
Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the small arrow at the bottom right of the window.
Select Shut Down from the list.
If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more see the Care and Maintenance Section.
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Chapter 3
User-Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery
Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that provides power for operating your notebook when
no external power source is available. The rechargeable battery is durable and long lasting, but should not
be exposed to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals, or other hazards. For information on
maximizing your battery life, refer to the section entitled “Power Management” on page 53.
The Lithium ion battery operating time may become shorter if it is used under the following conditions:
• Your system is set to use the Max Battery power scheme when running on battery power. If you
change the power scheme to a different profile, your battery life may vary.
• When used at temperatures that exceed a low of 5°C (40°F) or a high of 35°C (95°F). Extreme
temperatures not only reduce charging efficiency, but can also cause battery deterioration. The
charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when you try to charge a battery that is outside
its operating temperature range. See “Battery Charging Indicator” on page 21.
• When using a high current device such as a modem, optical drive, or hard drive, using the AC
adapter will conserve your battery life.
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DO NOT LEAVE A FAULTY BATTERY IN YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK. IT MAY DAMAGE YOUR AC ADAPTER OR YOUR
NOTEBOOK ITSELF. IT MAY ALSO PREVENT OPERATION OF YOUR NOTEBOOK BY DRAINING ALL AVAILABLE CURRENT
INTO THE BAD BATTERY.
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UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW IT MAY BE ILLEGAL TO DISPOSE OF BATTERIES BY PUTTING THEM IN THE
TRASH. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND DISPOSE OF BATTERIES PROPERLY. CHECK WITH YOUR
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY FOR DETAILS REGARDING RECYCLING OR DISPOSING OF OLD BATTERIES. IF YOU
CANNOT FIND THIS INFORMATION ELSEWHERE, CONTACT YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AT: 1-800-8FUJITSU
(1-800-838-5487).
ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WILL VARY BASED ON SCREEN BRIGHTNESS, APPLICATIONS, POWER MANAGEMENT
SETTINGS, BATTERY CONDITION AND OTHER CUSTOMER PREFERENCES. OPTICAL DRIVE OR HARD DRIVE USAGE
MAY ALSO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON BATTERY LIFE. THE BATTERY CHARGING CAPACITY IS REDUCED AS THE
BATTERY AGES. IF YOUR BATTERY IS RUNNING LOW QUICKLY, YOU SHOULD REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE.
Recharging the Batteries
If you want to know the condition of the primary Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Level indicator
located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator changes as the battery level changes.
The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using the AC adapter or Auto/Airline adapter. To recharge
the battery make sure the battery that needs to be charged is installed in your LifeBook notebook and
connect the AC or Auto/Airline adapter.
MAKE SURE THAT THE BATTERY CHARGING INDICATOR AND THE PERCENTAGE CHARGE IS DISPLAYED
BY THE BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR ON THE STATUS INDICATOR PANEL.
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery therefore you do not need to discharge the battery
completely before recharging. The charge times will be significantly longer if your notebook is in use
while the battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery more quickly, put your notebook into
Standby mode, or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery. (See Power Management on page
53 for more information on Standby mode and shutdown procedure)
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USING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES SUCH AS THE MODEM OR FREQUENT DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
ACCESSES MAY PREVENT CHARGING COMPLETELY.
Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, a low battery notification message will appear. If you do not respond to
the low battery message, the batteries will continue to discharge until they are too low to operate. When
this happens, your LifeBook notebook will go into Sleep mode. There is no guarantee that your data will
not be lost once the notebook reaches this point.
Note that you can change the state in which the battery goes into Sleep mode in the Power properties of
the Control Panel.
•
•
ONCE THE LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE APPEARS, YOU NEED TO SAVE ALL YOUR ACTIVE DATA AND
PUT YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK INTO STANDBY MODE UNTIL YOU CAN PROVIDE A NEW POWER SOURCE. YOU
SHOULD PROVIDE A CHARGED BATTERY, AN AC POWER ADAPTER, OR AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.
WHEN YOU ARE IN STANDBY MODE THERE MUST ALWAYS BE AT LEAST ONE POWER SOURCE ACTIVE. IF YOU
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK IS IN STANDBY MODE, ANY DATA THAT HAS
NOT BEEN SAVED TO THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE LOST.
REMOVE ALL POWER SOURCES WHILE YOUR
Dead Battery Suspend mode shows on the Status indicator just like the normal Sleep mode. Once your
LifeBook notebook goes into Dead Battery Suspend mode you will be unable to resume operation until
you provide a source of power from an AC adapter. Once you have provided power, you will need to press
the Suspend/Resume button to resume operation. In the Dead Battery Suspend mode, your data can be
maintained for some time, but if a power source is not provided promptly, the Power indicator will stop
flashing and go out, meaning that you have lost the data that was not stored. Once you provide power, you
can continue to use your LifeBook notebook while the adapter is charging the battery.
59 - Lithium ion Battery
Shorted Batteries
The Status Indicator panel displays the battery status via the Battery Status indicator to show the charge
level available in that battery. If the display is flashing red, it means that the battery is damaged and must
be replaced so it does not damage any other parts of your LifeBook notebook.
Replacing the Battery
By purchasing an additional battery, you can have a fully charged spare to swap with a discharged battery.
Follow the steps below to replace a battery (Figure 23):
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Have a charged battery ready to install.
Shut down your notebook and disconnect the AC adapter.
Turn the system over.
Press the two battery latches towards the battery pack.
Lift the battery and remove it from the bay.
Place a charged battery into the bay and press it down until the latches click into place. (Figure 24)
Plug in the AC adapter and turn the power on.
Figure 23. Removing the Battery
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Figure 24. Installing the Battery
Media Holder Tray
Media Tray Eject Button
Figure 25. Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains an optical drive which is either a Blu-ray™ ROM drive or a Bluray RW drive.
Optical Drive Media
Blu-ray™ ROM model only: With this drive you can read CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVDR, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-R DL,
BD-RE, BD-RE DL discs, and write to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
Blu-ray™ RW model only: With this drive, you can play Blu-ray Disc movies and burn up to 50 GB of
movies or data on a Dual-Layer Blu-ray disc. You can play CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVDR, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-R DL,
BD-RE, BD-RE DL discs, and record CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL discs.
61 - Optical Drive
•
PRIOR TO USING YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE, YOU MUST INSTALL THE OPTICAL PLAYER SOFTWARE. REFER TO THE
APPLICABLE README FILE ON THE DRIVER APPLICATIONS CD-ROM FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON INSTALLING YOUR
OPTICAL PLAYER SOFTWARE.
•
YOU SHOULD PERIODICALLY CHECK THE FUJITSU WEBSITE AT: US.FUJITSU.COM/COMPUTERS FOR CURRENT
UPDATED DRIVERS.
•
PROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE, SUCH AS WATCHING A DVD MOVIE, WILL SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE
YOUR BATTERY LIFE.
DO NOT OPERATE YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE UNLESS YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK IS SITTING ON A FLAT
SURFACE. USING A DRIVE WHEN THE SYSTEM IS NOT LEVEL MAY DAMAGE THE DRIVE OR PREVENT
PROPER OPERATION.
Loading Media
To load a disc into your optical drive, follow these steps:
1
Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive to open the holder tray. The tray will come out
of the notebook a short distance.
2
3
Gently pull the tray out until a media disc can easily be placed in the tray.
4
Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click. (Figure
Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the raised
circle in the center of the tray.
26)
IF YOU HAVE DISABLED THE AUTOPLAY NOTIFICATION FUNCTION, YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE DRIVE
FROM YOUR DESKTOP, SINCE YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZE THAT MEDIA HAS
BEEN LOADED.
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a.
b.
c.
d.
Figure 26. Loading Media
Removing Media
1
Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray will
come out of the notebook a short distance.
2
3
4
Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be removed from the tray.
Carefully remove the media disc from the holder tray.
Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click.
Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release
If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open
the media tray with a paper clip inserted into the eject
hole in the far right side of the front of the tray.
Straighten one side of a paper clip and push it gently
into the hole. The tray will pop out a short distance.
Figure 27. Emergency Removal of a CD/DVD
63 - Optical Drive
Playing Media on the Optical Drive
PRIOR TO USING YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE, YOU MUST INSTALL THE OPTICAL PLAYER SOFTWARE. FOR
DETAILS ON USING YOUR OPTICAL PLAYER SOFTWARE, REFER TO THE SOFTWARE HELP FILE.
Starting a DVD Movie
1
2
Insert the DVD into the notebook’s optical drive. If the AutoPlay feature activates, skip Step 2.
3
Click OK to close the About DVD Player Performance dialog box and the movie will begin. After you make your
selections, the PowerDVD control panel will appear whenever you insert a disc.
The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CD-RW tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the
system to do when discs are inserted (e.g., start automatically or wait for a prompt). Until you make a selection,
you will receive the same prompt whenever you insert a disc.
Opening the DVD/CD-RW Drive Control Panel
With most DVD-ROMs, you have the option of altering how the movie should play and what you wish to
view. You can do this by using the DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive control panel and the mouse.
To open a dropdown menu for options, right-click on the movie screen.
Using the Optical Drive Control Panel
The PowerDVD optical drive software allows you to watch the movie much like a VCR player. You have
the option to pause, rewind, fast-forward and stop the movie at any point.
1
2
To Pause the movie, click the button.
To Rewind the movie, click the button to rewind to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to return
to the opening screen.
3
To Fast-forward the movie, click the button to forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to
jump to the ending credits.
4
To Stop the movie, click the button.
64 - Optical Drive
Exiting the Optical Player
1. Click the U in the upper right corner of the title bar.
Using the Drive on Battery Power
Since optical drives consume a lot of power, your overall battery life will be shorter when operating the
optical drive continuously (such as watching a DVD movie). Many movie run-times are longer than your
LifeBook notebook can support on a single battery. If you are watching a DVD movie on battery power
you may need to swap in an additional, charged battery or attach AC power during the movie to view it in
its entirety.
•
PROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE, SUCH AS WATCHING A DVD MOVIE, WILL SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE
YOUR BATTERY LIFE. MANY MOVIE RUN-TIMES ARE LONGER THAN YOUR SYSTEM CAN SUPPORT ON A SINGLE
BATTERY. IF YOU ARE WATCHING A DVD MOVIE ON BATTERY POWER YOU MAY NEED TO SWAP IN AN
ADDITIONAL, CHARGED BATTERY OR ATTACH AC POWER DURING THE MOVIE TO VIEW IT IN ITS ENTIRETY.
•
AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY IS RECOMMENDED IF YOU WILL BE WATCHING DVD MOVIES ON BATTERY POWER. IF
YOU DON’T HAVE AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY, YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE EITHER ON-LINE AT:
WWW.SHOPFUJITSU.COM OR CALL 1-877-372-3473.
To Watch a Movie on Battery Power:
1
2
3
Have an additional fully-charged battery or your AC adapter ready for use.
Start watching your DVD movie.
When the low battery warning occurs, immediately stop the movie and exit the optical player.
IF YOU DON’T STOP THE OPTICAL DRIVE QUICKLY AND THE NOTEBOOK ATTEMPTS TO AUTO-SUSPEND
(CRITICAL BATTERY LOW STATE) THE NOTEBOOK WILL SHUT DOWN IMPROPERLY. IF THIS OCCURS, YOU
WILL NEED TO POWER THE SYSTEM UP WITH THE POWER/SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON AND FOLLOW ANY
INSTRUCTIONS THAT APPEAR.
65 - Optical Drive
4
Manually place your notebook into Sleep mode by depressing the Suspend button. Plug in a power adapter and
replace the discharged battery with an additional fully-charged battery. If you do not have an additional battery,
you may use the AC power adapter as your power source to continue watching the movie while recharging the
installed battery.
5
Resume your notebook by pressing the Suspend button again. This step is not required if you attached AC
power without entering Sleep mode.
6
7
Restart your optical drive, locate and skip to the chapter of the movie you were last watching.
Continue watching your DVD movie.
SOME SHORTER DVD MOVIES MAY NOT REQUIRE YOU TO SWAP BATTERIES OR ATTACH AC POWER TO
COMPLETE THEM. HOWEVER, IT IS BEST TO BE PREPARED SINCE ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WHILE
OPERATING THE OPTICAL DRIVE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
AutoPlay Notification Function
The AutoPlay Notification function allows your LifeBook notebook to automatically start a DVD/CD as
soon as it is inserted in the optical drive and the tray is closed. Your notebook will begin playing an audio
DVD/CD or will start an application if the DVD/CD includes an auto run file.
To change the actions your system takes when a particular type of media is inserted, go to the Control
Panel and open AutoPlay. Make your selections from the AutoPlay window.
66 - Optical Drive
Using ExpressCards™
Your LifeBook notebook supports ExpressCardsTM in a dedicated slot. With these cards you can perform
a variety of functions depending on which type of card you install. ExpressCards should be installed in
the slot on the right side of the system. (Figure 29)
Some available ExpressCards:
• ExpressCard Hybrid TV Tuner
• Local area network (LAN) cards (Type II)
• IDE solid-state disk cards (Type II)
• SCSI cards (Type II)
For further information, refer to the instructions supplied with your card(s).
Installing ExpressCards
There are two different width ExpressCards:
34 mm and 54 mm ("ExpressCard 34" and
"ExpressCard 54"). (Figure 28). The
connector inside the slot is located on the
left-hand side of the slot. If you insert a 34
mm card, be sure to align it with the left side
of the slot when inserting it.
34 mm
54 mm
Figure 28. ExpressCard Sizes
67 - Using ExpressCards™
ExpressCards are installed in
the ExpressCard slot (Figure 29)
See your ExpressCard manual
for instructions on the
installation of your card. Some
cards may require that your
notebook is off while installing
them.
ExpressCard
ExpressCard
Eject Button
ExpressCard Slot
Figure 29. Installing/Removing ExpressCards
• INSTALLING OR REMOVING AN EXPRESSCARD DURING YOUR NOTEBOOK’S SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP
PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND/OR YOUR NOTEBOOK.
• DO NOT INSERT AN EXPRESSCARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON
THE CARD AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD, YOUR NOTEBOOK, OR BOTH.
• WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR SYSTEM, THERE MAY BE A PLASTIC SLOT PROTECTOR INSTALLED IN THE
EXPRESSCARD SLOT. BEFORE INSTALLING AN EXPRESSCARD, REMOVE THE SLOT PROTECTOR IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE "REMOVING EXPRESSCARDS" SECTION. WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE A CARD
INSTALLED IN THE SLOT, BE SURE TO RE-INSTALL THE SLOT PROTECTOR TO PREVENT THE SYSTEM
FROM BEING CONTAMINATED.
• YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS ADMINISTRATOR OR A MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATOR’S
GROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE. IF YOUR COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK,
NETWORK POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE.
68 - Using ExpressCards™
To install an ExpressCard, follow these steps:
1
2
Make sure there is no ExpressCard currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing ExpressCards.
3
Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.
Insert your ExpressCard into the slot with the product label facing up. If you are inserting a 34 mm card, be sure
to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.
Removing ExpressCards
See your ExpressCard manual for specific instructions on removing your card; some cards may require
your notebook to be in Sleep Mode or Off during removal.
• WINDOWS HAS A SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE FOR EXPRESSCARDS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BEFORE
REMOVING A CARD.
(REVIEW YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT PROCEDURE.).
• IF THE DIALOG BOX STATES THAT THE DEVICE CANNOT BE REMOVED, YOU MUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR
OPEN FILES, CLOSE ANY OPEN APPLICATIONS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
To remove an ExpressCard, press the card into the slot. This will cause the card to be ejected slightly out
of the slot allowing you to remove the card.
69 - Using ExpressCards™
Memory Stick or Memory Stick PRO
Secure Digital (SD) Card
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
Figure 30. Installing a Memory Stick or SD Card
Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot
Your LifeBook notebook supports the following memory cards, on which you can store and transfer data
to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use flash memory architecture, which means they
don’t need a power source to retain data.
• SD Memory Card
• Memory Stick Media
• Memory Stick Select Media
• Memory Stick Duo Media (Note: An adapter is required for Memory Stick Duo)
• Memory Stick PRO Media
70 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot
• SOME OF THE MEDIA IN THE ABOVE LIST MAY HAVE MORE FEATURES THAN OTHERS.
• COPYRIGHT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY CANNOT BE USED.
• MULTIMEDIA CARDS (MMC) AND SECURE MMC ARE NOT SUPPORTED.
Memory Stick is a flash memory technology developed
by Sony. Memory Stick allows you to record, transfer
and share digital content, such as digital pictures, music,
movies, voice, and computer data and applications.
Secure Digital (SD) Cards are very similar to Memory
Sticks, but they are shorter. Like the Memory Stick, SD
Cards allow portable storage among a variety of devices,
such as cell phones, GPS systems, digital cameras, and
PDAs. SD Cards transfer data quickly, with low battery
consumption.
Figure 31. Memory Stick and SD Cards
Inserting Memory Stick/SD Cards
Memory Sticks and SD Cards are inserted in the Memory Stick/SD Card slot (Figure 31). To insert a Memory
Stick or SD Card, follow these steps:
• INSERTING OR REMOVING A MEMORY STICK OR SD CARD DURING YOUR NOTEBOOK’S SHUTDOWN
OR BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND/OR YOUR NOTEBOOK.
• DO NOT INSERT A CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD
AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD, YOUR NOTEBOOK, OR BOTH.
1
See your Memory Stick or SD Card manual for instructions on the insertion of your card.
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2
3
4
5
Make sure there is no card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing a Memory Stick or SD Card.
Insert the card in an adapter, if required.
Insert your card into the slot with the product label facing up.
Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.
72 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Card Slot
Memory Upgrade Module
Your notebook has two memory slots, and the system comes with 1 GB, 2 GB, 3 GB, or 4 GB of factoryinstalled memory. If you have a module installed in only one slot, you can increase your memory capacity
by installing another memory module in the empty slot or by increasing the size of the single installed
module. In order to optimize the dual-channel design, modules of equal capacity should be used.
IF 4 GB OF MEMORY IS INSTALLED IN YOUR SYSTEM, ONLY 3.25 GB ARE USABLE, DUE TO OPERATING
SYSTEM CONSTRAINTS.
Your notebook supports dual-channel memory, which can have a great effect upon system performance.
In order to support dual-channel memory, two DIMM modules must be installed in your computer.
• DO NOT REMOVE ANY SCREWS FROM THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE COMPARTMENT EXCEPT THOSE
SPECIFICALLY SHOWN IN THE DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE UPGRADE MODULE.
• THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD).
TO MINIMIZE RISK TO THE MODULE, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
• BEFORE HANDLING A MEMORY MODULE, TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE
STATIC ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY.
• WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE, HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO
TOUCH ANY CONTACTS OR CHIPS. DO NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR
COMPONENTS; THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS.
• POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE YOU ADD OR REMOVE MEMORY MODULES. EVEN IF THE
SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR SLEEP STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR THE MEMORY COULD BE
DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
• THE INSTALLATION OF INCOMPATIBLE MEMORY MODULES CAN CAUSE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS WHICH
COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF DATA.
MEMORY UPGRADES MUST BE PC2-5300 DDR2-667 SO-DIMM
MODULES. FUJITSU HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU ONLY PURCHASE ADDITIONAL MEMORY FROM THE
FUJITSU ON-LINE ACCESSORY STORE AT: US.FUJITSU.COM/COMPUTERS.
73 - Memory Upgrade Module
Installing a Memory Module
1
Turn off power to your LifeBook notebook and
remove any power adapter.
2
Make sure that all the connector covers are
closed.
3
Turn the LifeBook notebook bottom side up, with
the front panel toward you.
4
Remove the screw at the front of the memory
upgrade module compartment. (Figure 32)
5
Remove the cover by tilting the front edge up,
then pulling forward until the tabs on the cover
are free.
6
Remove the memory upgrade module from the
static guarded sleeve.
7
Align the memory upgrade module with the
component side up. Align the connector edge of
the memory upgrade module with the connector
slot in the compartment. The connector will be
pointing toward the rear of the notebook.
8
Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45°
angle. Press the connector edge of the module
firmly down and into the connector until it lodges
under the retaining clip. You will hear a click
when it is properly in place. (Figure 33)
9
Replace the cover by hooking the tabs under the
rear edge of the compartment opening and
tilting down until flush with the bottom of your
notebook. Replace the screws.
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2
Figure 32. Opening the Memory Compartment
Figure 33. Installing a Memory Upgrade Module
THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS NOT SOMETHING YOU SHOULD ROUTINELY REMOVE FROM YOUR
NOTEBOOK. ONCE IT IS INSTALLED, YOU SHOULD LEAVE IT IN PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT TO INCREASE
SYSTEM MEMORY CAPACITY.
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
1
Perform steps 1 through 5 of Installing a Memory
Upgrade Module.
2
Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the
memory upgrade module at the same time.
3
While holding the clips out, remove the module
from the slot by lifting it up and pulling towards the
rear of your LifeBook notebook. (Figure 34)
4
Store the memory upgrade module in a static
guarded sleeve.
5
Replace the cover by following steps 9 and 10 of
Installing a Memory Upgrade Module.
Figure 34. Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
AFTER INSTALLING YOUR ADDED MEMORY MODULE, YOU MUST RESET THE POWER PLAN PARAMETERS
IN ORDER FOR THE SAVE-TO-DISK MODE TO OPERATE PROPERLY ON YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK. SEE
“HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) FEATURE” ON PAGE 55.
Checking the Memory Capacity
Once you have changed the system memory capacity by replacing the installed module with a larger one,
be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the change.
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Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] > Control Panel (Classic View) > System. The amount
of memory is displayed next to Memory (RAM):
The amount of memory displayed should be approximately the total of all memory modules installed.
There may be a discrepancy which is allocated for fixed video memory.
IF THE TOTAL MEMORY DISPLAYED IS INCORRECT, CHECK THAT YOUR MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS
PROPERLY INSTALLED. (IF THE MODULE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED AND THE CAPACITY IS STILL NOT
CORRECTLY RECOGNIZED, SEE TROUBLESHOOTING ON PAGE 83.
76 - Memory Upgrade Module
Device Ports
Your LifeBook notebook comes equipped with multiple ports to which you can connect an external device
including disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc.
IEEE 1394 Jack
The 4-pin IEEE 1394 (Firewire) jack is a high-speed
interface (400 Mbps) that can be used to transfer large
amounts of data between your notebook and a Firewire
peripheral such as a digital camera, external hard drive,
or video camera. Hot-swappable and plug-n-play, it is
much faster than USB 1.1, CardBus, or parallel port. To
connect a 1394 device, follow these steps: (Figure 35)
Figure 35. IEEE 1394 Interface
THE 1394 PORT IN THIS SYSTEM USES A FOUR-PIN CONFIGURATION. IF YOU INTEND TO INTERFACE
WITH DEVICES WHICH HAVE A SIX-PIN CONFIGURATION, YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE AN ADAPTER.
77 - Device Ports
LAN Jack
Your LifeBook has a LAN jack (RJ-45) to accommodate external communications.
This jack allows you to connect a LAN (RJ-45) cable for
high-speed network or broadband connections (e.g., DSL,
cable modem). (Figure 36)
Figure 36. Connecting the LAN
HDMI Port
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface
(HDMI) port is a digital audio/video interface
over which uncompressed streams can be
transmitted. HDMI is used to connect compatible
digital devices with your computer (such as a bigscreen TV).
To connect an HDMI device:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Figure 37. HDMI Interface
78 - Device Ports
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports
The five Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports allow you to
connect USB devices such as game pads, pointing devices,
keyboards and speakers. There is one USB 2.0 port on the
right side, and four on the rear panel. (Figure 38).
USB 2.0 is downward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices,
so older USB devices will work with these ports. USB 2.0
is a much faster design, running forty times faster than USB
1.1. To connect a USB device follow these steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Figure 38. Connecting a USB Device
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external stereo microphone. Your microphone must be
equipped with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into the microphone jack of your LifeBook
notebook. In order to connect a microphone follow these easy steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones or powered external speakers to your LifeBook
notebook. Your headphones or speakers must be equipped with a 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. To
connect headphones or speakers, follow these steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
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IF YOU PLUG HEADPHONES INTO THE HEADPHONE JACK, YOU WILL DISABLE THE BUILT-IN STEREO
SPEAKERS.
80 - Device Ports
External Video Port
PRESSING THE [FN] + [F10] KEYS ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE YOUR SELECTION OF WHERE TO SEND
YOUR DISPLAY VIDEO. EACH TIME YOU PRESS THE KEY COMBINATION, YOU WILL STEP TO THE NEXT
CHOICE, STARTING WITH THE BUILT-IN DISPLAY PANEL ONLY, MOVING TO THE EXTERNAL DEVICE ONLY,
FINALLY MOVING TO BOTH THE BUILT-IN DISPLAY PANEL AND AN EXTERNAL VIDEO DEVICE.
The external video port allows you to connect an
external monitor or LCD projector. In order to connect
an external device follow these easy steps:
1
2
3
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on each end
of the connector.
Figure 39. External Video Connection
81 - Device Ports
E-SATA Port
E-SATA (External Serial Advanced Technology
Attachment) is an external version of SATA, which
connects your computer to the hard drive. E-SATA is
ideal for backing up large files on an external hard drive.
To connect an E-SATA device:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Figure 40. E-SATA Connection
82 - Device Ports
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Troubleshooting
There may be occasions when you encounter setup or operating problems that you can solve on the spot,
or problems with peripheral devices that can be solved by replacing the device. The information in this
section helps you isolate and resolve some straightforward issues and identify failures that require service.
Identifying the Problem
If you encounter a problem, go through the following procedure before pursuing complex troubleshooting:
1
2
3
Turn off your LifeBook notebook.
4
Make sure that any devices connected to the external connectors are plugged in properly. You can also
disconnect such devices, thus eliminating them as possible causes of failure.
5
6
7
Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at least 10 seconds before you turn it back on.
Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your notebook and to an active AC power source.
Make sure that any card installed in the ExpressCard slot is seated properly. You can also remove the card from
the slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause of failure.
Go through the boot sequence.
If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more detailed
troubleshooting information.
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IF YOU KEEP NOTES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TRIED, YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE MAY BE
ABLE TO HELP YOU MORE QUICKLY BY GIVING ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OVER THE PHONE.
8
If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your support
representative:
Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support.
Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support
representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
• Product name
• Product configuration number
• Product serial number
• Purchase date
• Conditions under which the problem occurred
• Any error messages that have occurred
• Type of device connected, if any
See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your notebook for configuration and serial numbers.
DO NOT RETURN A FAILED LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK TO FUJITSU UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A RETURN
MATERIAL AUTHORIZATION (RMA) NUMBER FROM A SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE.
84 - Troubleshooting
Specific Problems
Using the Troubleshooting Table
When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem
column of the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of
common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to
correct the condition under Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may not apply to your
notebook.
Troubleshooting Table
ProblemPage
ProblemPage
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 86
ExpressCard Problems . . . . . . . . . page 89
Optical Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 86
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 89
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 87
Shutdown and Startup Problems . page 92
Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . . . page 87
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 93
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 88
Miscellaneous Problems. . . . . . . . page 95
USB Device Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 88
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The volume is turned
too low.
Adjust the volume control on your notebook and operating system.
Use the [Fn+F9] key combination on your keyboard. Pressing [F9]
repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your
notebook.
The software volume
control is set too low.
Manually adjusting the volume (i.e., using the Volume button or
keyboard "hot keys") should dynamically adjust the volume of the
operating (see above). If that doesn’t work, adjust the sound volume control settings in your software or application.
Headphones are
plugged into your
notebook.
Plugging in headphones disables the built-in speakers. Remove
the headphones.
Software driver is not
configured correctly.
The Audio Driver may be installed or reinstalled by using the
Drivers and Applications CD that came with your LifeBook. Refer
to your application and operating system documentation for help.
The speakers have
been muted using the
Volume icon in the system tray.
Click on the Volume icon in the tool tray on the bottom right of
the screen. (It looks like a speaker). If the Mute box is checked,
click on it to uncheck it. Pressing the [F3] key while holding the
[Fn] key will also toggle the audio on and off.
The disc is not pushed
down onto raised center
circle of the drive.
Open optical drive tray and re-install the disc properly.
Optical drive tray is not
latched shut.
Push on the front of the optical drive tray until it latches. If that
doesn’t work, pull out the modular drive latch to remove the device
from the bay, then re-insert the drive until it latched; this ensures
that the drive is properly seated.
DVD Player software
not installed properly.
Install DVD Player software. (
Audio Problems
There is no sound coming
from the built-in speakers.
Optical Drive Problems
LifeBook notebook fails to
recognize DVD/CDRW/CD-ROM’s.
86 - Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
LifeBook notebook fails to
recognize DVD/CDRW/CD-ROM’s.
Wrong drive designator
was used for the disc in
the application.
Verify that the drive designator used by the application is the same
as used by the operating system. When the OS is booted from a
DVD/CD, drive designators are automatically adjusted.
(continued)
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
is dirty or defective.
Wipe the disc with a non-abrasive CD cleaning cloth and reinsert.
It if still will not work try another disc in the drive.
LifeBook notebook fails to
auto-play DVD movie.
DVD player software is
not installed.
Install DVD player software.
Country designator
could not be set correctly.
Select the DVD player software from the programs list and rightclick on the window. Select Properties and verify that the region
selected is “USA, Canada.”
The Windows AutoPlay
function is active and is
checking to see if a
disc is ready to run.
This is normal. However, you may disable this feature by going to
Control Panel > AutoPlay.
The wrong drive designator was used when a
bootable disc was used
to start the notebook.
Verify drive designator used by application is in use by the operating system. When the operating system is booted from a CD, drive
designations are automatically adjusted.
Security is set so your
OS cannot be started
without a password.
Verify your password and security settings.
The drive access indicator
on the Status Indicator
Panel blinks at regular intervals with no disc in the tray
or the drive is not installed.
Hard Drive Problems
You cannot access your
hard drive.
Keyboard or Mouse Problems
The built-in keyboard does
not seem to work.
The notebook has gone
into Standby mode.
Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
NumLock key is set.
Press the NumLock key to reset it.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You have installed an external keyboard or mouse, and
it does not seem to work.
Your external device is
not properly installed.
Re-install your device. See “Device Ports” on page 77.
Your operating system
software is not set up
with correct software
driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and
activate the proper driver.
Your operating system
software is not setup
with correct driver.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your system has
crashed.
Try to restart your LifeBook notebook. If that fails, turn off the
power using the power/suspend/resume button, wait at least 10
seconds, and then power on. If turning off power with the
power/suspend/resume button fails, the button has likely been set
to suspend or hibernate. In that case, disconnect the power cord,
then remove and re-insert the battery.
Your memory upgrade
module is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install your memory upgrade module.
See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 73.
You have a memory
failure.
Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages.
See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96.
The device is not properly installed.
Remove and re-install the device. See “Device Ports” on page 77.
You have connected an
external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be
locking up the system.
Memory Problems
Your System Properties
screen does not show the
correct amount of installed
memory.
USB Device Problems
You have installed a USB
device. Your notebook does
not recognize the device, or
the device does not seem
to work properly.
88 - Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You have installed a USB
device. Your notebook does
not recognize the device, or
the device does not seem
to work properly.
(continued)
The device may have
been installed while an
application was running,
so your notebook is not
aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your device may not
have the correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.
The card is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install the card. See “Using ExpressCards™” on
page 67.
The card may have
been installed while an
application was running,
so your notebook is not
aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not
have the correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.
You may have the
wrong I/O address
selected for your card.
See your ExpressCard documentation to determine the required
I/O address. Change the settings in Device Manager.
Your card and another
device are assigned the
same I/O address.
Check all I/O addresses located within the Device Manager and
any other installed hardware or software to make sure there are
no duplications.
The Power adapter (AC
or auto/airline) is faulty.
Try a different Power adapter or install a charged optional second
battery.
ExpressCard Problems
A card inserted in the
ExpressCard slot does not
work or is locking up the
system.
Power Failures
You turn on the system and
nothing seems to happen.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You turn on your LifeBook
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
(continued)
The installed primary
battery is completely
discharged, there is no
optional second battery
installed or there is no
Power adapter installed.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and
condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 21. Install a charged battery or a Power adapter.
The primary battery is
installed but is faulty.
Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the presence and condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 21. If a
battery is indicating a short, remove that battery and operate from
another power source or replace that battery.
The battery or batteries
are low.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and
condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 21. Use a Power adapter to operate until a battery is
charged or install a charged battery.
The power adapter (AC
or auto/airline) is not
plugged in properly.
Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. See “Power
Sources” on page 41.
The power adapter has
no power from the AC
outlet, airplane seat
jack, or cigarette lighter.
Move the AC cord to a different outlet, check for a line switch or
tripped circuit breaker for the AC outlet. If you are using an
auto/airline adapter in a car make sure the ignition switch is in the
On or Accessories position.
The power management parameters are
set for auto timeouts
which are too short for
your operating needs.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Options Properties located in the Control Panel to adjust the timeout values to better suit your needs.
You have a battery
failure.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator
panel, and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See
“Status Indicator Panel” on page 21.
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
90 - Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
(continued)
You are operating on
battery power and
ignored a low battery
alarm until the battery is
at the dead battery
state and the system
has gone into Dead Battery Suspend mode.
Install a power adapter and then push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. See “Power Sources” on page 41.
Your power adapter has
failed or lost power.
Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet has power.
The installed battery is
dead.
Replace the battery with a charged one or install a power adapter.
No battery is installed.
Install a charged battery.
The batteries are
improperly installed.
Verify that the batteries are properly connected by re-installing
them.
Your installed batteries
are faulty.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator
panel and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See
“Status Indicator Panel” on page 21.
You are running an
application that uses a
lot of power due to frequent hard drive or optical drive access, or use
of a modem, LAN PC
card, Wireless LAN, or
Bluetooth device.
Use both the primary battery and an optional second battery
and/or use a power adapter for this application when at all
possible.
The power savings features may be disabled.
Check the Power Options menu settings and adjust according to
your operating needs.
Your LifeBook notebook will
not work on battery alone.
The batteries seem to
discharge too quickly.
91 - Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The batteries seem to
discharge too quickly.
The brightness is
turned all the way up.
Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher the brightness
the more power your display uses.
(continued)
The batteries are very
old.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries have
been exposed to high
temperatures.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries are too
hot or too cold.
Restore the notebook to normal operating temperature. Charging
icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when battery is outside of operating range.
Shutdown and Startup Problems
The Suspend/Resume
button does not work.
The system powers up, and
displays power on information, but fails to load the
operating system.
An error message is displayed on the screen during
the notebook (boot)
sequence.
Suspend/Resume
button is disabled.
Enable the button by going to the Control Panel > Power Options
Properties and select the “Choose what the power button does”
option.
There may be application software conflict.
Close all applications and try the button again.
The boot sequence settings of the setup utility
are not compatible with
your configuration.
Set the operating source by pressing the [ESC] key while the
Fujitsu logo is on screen or use the [F2] key and enter the setup
utility and adjust the source settings from the Boot menu. See
“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 48.
You have a secured
system requiring a
password to load your
operating system.
Make sure you have the right password. Enter the setup utility and
verify the Security settings and modify them as accordingly. See
“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 48.
Power On Self Test
(POST) has detected a
problem.
See the Power On Self Test (POST) messages to determine the
meaning and severity of the problem. Not all messages are errors;
some are simply status indicators. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Your notebook appears to
change setup parameters
when you start it.
BIOS setup changes
were not saved when
made and you exited
the setup utility.
Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when exiting the
BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS CMOS holdup battery has failed.
Contact your support representative for repairs. This is not a user
serviceable part but has a normal life of 3 to 5 years.
You have installed the
LifeBook/Security Application panel.
Check the Status Indicator Panel for presence of the Security icon.
If it is visible, enter your password See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 21.
The notebook is set for
an external monitor
only.
Pressing [F10] while holding down the [Fn] key opens the Fujitsu
Display Manager, which allows you to change display devices.
The display angle and
brightness settings are
not adequate for your
lighting conditions.
Move the display and the brightness control until you have adequate visibility. Pressing either the [F6] or [F7] keys while holding
down the [Fn] key also allows you to change the brightness level
of the display.
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your LifeBook notebook.
(continued)
The power management timeouts may be
set for very short intervals and you failed to
notice the display come
on and go off again.
Press a keyboard button or move the mouse to restore operation.
If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. (The display
may be shut off by Standby mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
The notebook turned on
with a series of beeps and
the built-in display is blank.
Power On Self Test has
detected a failure which
does not allow the display to operate.
Contact your support representative.
Your system display won’t
turn on when the system is
turned on or has resumed.
Video Problems
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your LifeBook notebook.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The display goes blank by
itself after you have been
using it.
The notebook has gone
into Video timeout,
Standby mode, or Saveto-Disk mode because
you have not used it for
a period of time.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup utility to
adjust the timeout values to better suit your operation needs. See
“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 48.
The power management timeouts may be
set for very short intervals and you failed to
notice the display come
on and go off again.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
(The display may be shut off by Standby Mode, Auto Suspend or
Video Timeout)
Your display won’t turn on
when the system is turned
on or when it has resumed.
The system may be
password-protected.
Check the status indicator panel to verify that the Security icon is
blinking. If it is blinking, enter your password.
The display does not close.
Foreign object (like a
paper clip) is stuck
between the display and
keyboard.
Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.
The display has bright or
dark spots.
If the spots are very tiny
and few in number, this
is normal for a large
LCD display.
This is normal; do nothing.
If the spots are numerous or large enough to
interfere with your operation needs.
Display is faulty; contact your support representative.
The Power Management utility default is set
on low brightness to
conserve power.
Press [Fn] + [F7] to increase brightness or double-click on the battery gauge and adjust Power Control under battery settings.
The display is dark when on
battery power.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The application display
uses only a portion of your
screen and is surrounded
by a dark frame.
An application is
running that does not
support the system’s
native pixel resolution
and display compression is enabled.
Display compression gives a clearer but smaller display for applications that do not support the native pixel resolution. You can fill
the screen but have less resolution by changing display compression settings, (See Video Features submenu located within the
Advanced menu of the BIOS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on
page 48.
You have connected an
external monitor and it does
not display any information.
Your external monitor is
not properly installed.
Reinstall your device. See “External Video Port” on page 81.
Your operating system
is not setup with the
correct software driver
for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your external monitor is
not compatible with your
LifeBook notebook.
See your monitor documentation and the External Monitor Support portions of the Specifications section. See “Specifications” on
page 113.
Application software
often has its own set of
error message displays.
See your application manual and help displays screens for
more information. Not all messages are errors some may simply
be status.
You have connected an
external monitor and it does
not come on.
Miscellaneous Problems
Error message is displayed
on the screen during the
operation of an application.
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Power On Self Test Messages
The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating
system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error
message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation
both on screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference to the message and its meaning is not clear,
contact your support representative for assistance.
The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating
system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error
message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation
both on screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference to the message and its meaning is not clear,
contact your support representative for assistance.
nnnn Memory Cache Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested by the Power On Self
Test. (This can only appear if you have an SRAM PC Card installed.)
Floppy Disk drive A error or Floppy Disk drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS Power On Self Test diskette tests. Check to see that the drive
is defined with the proper diskette type in the Setup Utility, See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 48. and that
the diskette drive is installed correctly. If the disk drive is properly defined and installed, avoid using it
and contact your support representative.
*Extended Memory Failed at address line: xx
Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed memory upgrade
module, verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, you may want to check your
Windows Setup to be sure it is not using unavailable memory until you can contact your support
representative.
nnnn Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
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*Failure Fixed Disk n (where x=1-4)
The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type identified
in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility
to check for the hard drive type settings and correct them if necessary. If the settings are OK and the
message appears when you restart the system, there may be a serious fault which might cause you to lose
data if you continue. Contact your support representative.
*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type
identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the
setup utility to correct the inconsistency.
*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type
identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the
setup utility to correct the inconsistency.
*Invalid NVRAM Data
Problem with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that you see this message you may have some display
problems. You can continue operating but should contact your support representative for more
information.
*Keyboard controller error
The keyboard controller test failed. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but
may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
*Keyboard error
Keyboard not working. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able to
use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
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*Stuck Key
BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code for the stuck key. You may have to replace your
keyboard but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup. This error probably means your BIOS is corrupted, run the
setup utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you still get this error, contact your support
representative.
*Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both
the fixed disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you
have changed your installation greatly, the operating system should be on drive C:. If the setup utility is
correctly set, your hard drive may be corrupted.
*Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If
it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it
cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data-destroying failure. Contact
your support representative.
*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the [F2]
key to enter Setup and change any settings.
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*Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used
Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully. The Power On Self Test will load default
values and offer to run Setup. If the previous failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not
corrected, the next boot will likely fail also. If using the default settings does not allow you to complete a
successful boot sequence, you should turn off the power and contact your support representative.
*Real time clock error
Real-time clock fails BIOS test. May require board repair. Contact your support representative.
*Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected. You are risking data
corruption if you continue. Contact your support representative.
nnnn Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
*System battery is dead – Replace and run SETUP
The BIOS CMOS RAM memory hold up battery is dead. This is part of your BIOS and is a board mounted
battery which requires a support representative to change. You can continue operating but you will have
to use setup utility default values or reconfigure your setup utility every time you turn off your notebook.
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
*System CMOS checksum bad – Default Configuration Used
BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that
changes data stored in BIOS memory. Run Setup and reconfigure the system.
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*System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected. This means that
there is a fault in your built-in memory. If you continue to operate, you risk corrupting your data. Contact
your support representative for repairs.
nnnn System Memory Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
*System timer error
The timer test failed. The main clock that operates the computer is faulty. Requires repair of system board.
Contact your support representative for repairs.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Restoring Your Pre-installed Software
Packed with your system you will find two discs for recovering your pre-installed software:
• Drivers and Applications Restore Disc
• Recovery and Utility Disc
Drivers and Applications Restore Disc
The Drivers and Applications Restore (DAR) disc included with your system contains sets of device
drivers and Fujitsu utilities (in specific directories) that are unique to your computer configuration.
IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, VISIT THE FUJITSU SUPPORT WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WWW.COMPUTERS.US.FUJITSU.COM/SUPPORT TO CHECK FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION,
DRIVERS AND HINTS ON HOW TO PERFORM RECOVERY AND SYSTEM UPDATES.
Re-installing Individual Drivers and Applications
The Drivers and Applications disc can be used to selectively re-install drivers and/or applications that may
have been un-installed or corrupted.
THERE MAY BE CERTAIN FREE THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS PRE-INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM THAT ARE
DAR DISC. THE LATEST VERSIONS OF THE APPLICATIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE
THIRD-PARTY’S WEBSITE.
NOT ON THE
To re-install drivers and/or applications:
1
Boot up the system and insert the DAR disc after Windows has started. A Fujitsu Installer screen is displayed
after the disc is inserted.
2
3
After reading the License Agreement, click [I agree].
A window will appear containing a list of applications, drivers, and utilities that you can install from the DAR disc.
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THE COMPONENTS LISTED ARE COLOR-CODED IN TERMS OF THEIR INSTALL STATUS. BLUE INDICATES
THAT THE COMPONENT CAN BE INSTALLED. GREEN INDICATES THAT THE COMPONENT NEEDS TO BE
INSTALLED SEPARATELY. GREY INDICATES A COMPONENT THAT IS ALREADY INSTALLED; GREY ITEMS
CAN BE REINSTALLED, BUT PRIOR TO INSTALLATION YOU WILL RECEIVE A REMINDER THAT THE
COMPONENT IS ALREADY INSTALLED.
4
In the list, check off all the components you want to install. If you want to install all components, click [Select
All]. Clicking [Select All] will select all of the blue-coded components; you must select grey and green
components separately.
5
Once you have selected the components you wish to install, click [Install Selected Subsystems]; the
components will be installed.
6
After the components are installed, click [OK], then click [Yes] when asked if you want to reboot the system.
Recovery and Utility disc
The Recovery and Utility disc contains four utilities:
• The Recovery utility allows you to restore the system operating system (OS). The restored OS is
the same one that was originally installed on the hard disk drive. After the OS is restored, you will
need to reinstall the drivers and applications from the Drivers and Applications Restore disc and
from any application discs that were bundled with the system when you purchased it.
• The Hard Disk Data Delete utility on this disc is used to delete all data on your hard disk
and prevent it from being reused. Do not use the Hard Disk Data Delete utility unless you are
absolutely certain that you want to erase your entire hard disk, including all partitions.
• The Partition Creation utility allows you to create a new D: partition or resize existing
partitions on your hard disk. NOTE: Creating or resizing partitions with this utility will cause
all data on the hard disk to be completely erased.
• The Diagnostics utility allows the IT professional to determine device status/condition by
executing diagnostics tests on selected system components.
To use the disc, follow the instructions in the “Using the Recovery and Utility Disc” booklet that is
packaged with the disc.
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Automatically Downloading Driver Updates
Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can
choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system.
NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE A 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEM, IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO FIRST
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE FDU UTILITY. TO DO SO, GO TO THE FUJITSU SUPPORT WEB SITE AT
HTTP://WWW.FUJITSU.COM/US/SUPPORT AND FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE DOWNLOADS. FDU WILL BE
LISTED WITH THE X64 DOWNLOADS FOR YOUR MODEL.
The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the
icons to find the correct one). If the icon does not appear in the system tray, go to [Start] -> All Programs,
and click on Fujitsu Driver Update; this will create the icon automatically.
To invoke the FDU menu, right-click on the FDU icon. The menu contains the following items:
Check for updates now
Allows for manual driver update search. The first time it is used, you are prompted to agree to a user
agreement. After clicking on the icon, the FDU automatically connects with the Fujitsu site to check for
updates and downloads them. While downloading, the icon has a red bar through it, indicating that it
cannot be used while the download is in process. When the update is complete, a message appears
informing you of the fact.
Enable Automatic Update Notifications
Automatically searches for new updates on a regular basis (approximately every 3 days).
Show update history
Brings up a screen that displays a history of updates that have been made via the FDU.
About Fujitsu Driver Update
Displays the FDU version number and copyright information.
Fujitsu Driver Update Readme
Displays the FDU readme.
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Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
Caring for your LifeBook Notebook
If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section
provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.
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THE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD).
TO MINIMIZE RISK TO THE COMPONENTS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:
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BEFORE DOCKING OR UNDOCKING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK (WHEN USING A PORT REPLICATOR), IT IS
A GOOD PRACTICE TO ALWAYS TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY
BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY.
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BE SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING SYSTEM COMPONENTS. EVEN
IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR STANDBY STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR MEMORY COULD BE
DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
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WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE, HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO TOUCH ANY
BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR
COMPONENTS; THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS.
CONTACTS OR CHIPS.
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ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF MISUSED. OPERATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT OR SIMILAR
PRODUCTS, MUST ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT. DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN ACCESS TO THE INTERIOR OF
ANY ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DO NOT PERMIT THEM TO HANDLE ANY CABLES.
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Your LifeBook notebook is a durable but sensitive electronic device. Treat it with respect and care.
Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable carrying case.
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation instructions closely.
Keep it away from food and beverages.
To protect your notebook from damage and to optimize system performance, be sure to keep all air
vents unobstructed, clean, and clear of debris. This may require periodic cleaning, depending
upon the environment in which the system is used.
• Do not operate the notebook in areas where the air vents can be obstructed, such as in tight
enclosures or on soft surfaces like a bed or cushion.
• If you accidentally spill liquid on your LifeBook notebook:
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Turn it off.
Position it so that the liquid can run out.
Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.
If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative.
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Do not use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).
Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.
Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other environmental hazards.
Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140°
F (60° C) may damage your notebook.
Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots when they are not in use.
Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.
If you are carrying your LifeBook notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure
that there are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.
Never position your notebook such that the optical drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.
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Cleaning your LifeBook notebook
• Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.)
• Clean your LifeBook notebook with
/ a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
• Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners.
• Always shut down the computer, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery when cleaning
or disinfecting the computer exterior, keyboard or LCD display.
NOTE: Avoid wetting the thermal suede in all cases.
Cleaning guidelines using recommended off-the-shelf cleaners
Computer exterior, computer keyboard
To clean the exterior and keyboard, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
• 3M CL563 Cleaner Wipes
Note: After cleaning with one of these products, gently polish with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth until the
solution is no longer visible.
LCD display
To clean the LCD display, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
* Applies to Tablet PC, convertible PC with LCD shield, and standard notebook LCD displays.
Wipe the LCD surface gently, allowing it to dry before turning on the computer.
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Disinfecting LifeBook computers
Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based germicide
which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA.
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USE OF INCORRECT CLEANERS CAN RESULT IN OPTICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE LCD AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE
COMPUTER. ALWAYS REFER TO THE CLEANER MANUFACTURER'S GUIDELINES AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA
SHEETS FOR PROPER HANDLING AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS.
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NEVER USE AMMONIA, ACIDIC, OR ALKALINE CLEANERS OR ORGANIC CHEMICALS SUCH AS PAINT THINNER,
ACETONE, PROPYL OR ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, OR KEROSENE. IT MAY DAMAGE SURFACE FINISHES AND THE
COATING OF THE LCD SCREEN.
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NEVER USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING STYLISTIC AND LIFEBOOK PCS.
Cleaning the dust filter
Your LifeBook is equipped with fans to make air flow inside by pulling in outside air to cool the inside of
the system. Depending on the environment in which the system is used, dust and dirt may be pulled in
along with the air. Accumulated dust and dirt could impair the function of the system.
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REMOVE AC ADAPTER: BEFORE REMOVING THE FILTER, TURN OFF THE SYSTEM AND PERIPHERALS
AC ADAPTER.
AND DISCONNECT THE
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CLEANING THE FILTER:
- DO NOT USE DETERGENT
- AVOID DAMAGING THE FILTER; DAMAGE TO THE FILTER IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
- USE A VACUUM CLEANER HANDHELD ATTACHMENT TO CLEAN THE FILTER. METAL OR WOODEN TOOLS
COULD DAMAGE THE FILTER.
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ESD: BEFORE CLEANING THE FILTER, TOUCH A METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY.
Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter.
Close the display panel and turn the system upside down.
Remove the dust filter access cover by pressing the latch towards the center of the cover and lifting it out
(Figure 41).
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Carefully clean the embedded dust filter and the air-cooling duct using a vacuum cleaner attachment (such as
an extension wand).
Dust filter access cover
Embedded dust filter
Figure 41. Removing/installing the dust filter
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Put back the dust filter access cover by inserting the end without latch first (positioning the key inside first), and
pushing in the cover until it latches.
ALWAYS BE SURE THE DUST FILTER ACCESS COVER IS INSTALLED WHEN RUNNING YOUR SYSTEM. NOT
USING THE FILTER COVER COULD CAUSE CONTAMINATION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEM.
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Storing your LifeBook notebook
• If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn your LifeBook notebook off, fully charge the
battery, then remove and store all Lithium ion batteries.
• Store your notebook and batteries separately. If you store your LifeBook with a battery installed,
the battery will discharge, and battery life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery might
damage your LifeBook.
• Store your Fujitsu LifeBook in a cool, dry location. Temperatures should remain between 13ºF
(-25ºC) and 140ºF (60ºC).
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ALWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND/OR PACKAGING IT. AFTER SHUTTING DOWN THE
SYSTEM, WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS LED PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF (I.E., NO LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED).
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IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU
CLOSE THE LID. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE-OS BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME
OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER.
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ATTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK
OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED.
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook
• Do not transport your notebook while it is turned on.
• It is recommended that you carry your notebook with you while traveling, rather than checking it
in as baggage.
• Always bring your System Recovery CD that came with your notebook when you travel. If you
experience system software problems while traveling, you may need it to correct any problems.
• Never put your notebook through a metal detector. Have your notebook hand-inspected by security
personnel. You can however, put your notebook through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid
problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of the machine and remove it as soon as
possible or have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. Security officials may
require you to turn your notebook on, so make sure you have a charged battery on hand.
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• Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling overseas. Check the following diagram to
determine which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel agent.
Outlet Type
United States, Canada, parts of Latin
America, Mexico, Japan, Korea, the
Philippines, Taiwan
United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia,
Singapore, parts of Africa
Location
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent
States (CIS), most of Europe, parts of Latin
America, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Hong
Kong, India, most of South Asia
China, Australia, New Zealand
Batteries
Caring for your Batteries
• Always handle batteries carefully.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object).
Do not carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal
objects. Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.
• Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.
• Recharge batteries only as described in this manual and only in ventilated areas.
• Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a day or two. Intense heat can shorten the life
of your battery.
• Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6 months without recharging it.
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Increasing Battery Life
• Power your LifeBook notebook through the AC or optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.
• If your notebook is running on battery power all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight to
recharge the battery.
• Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.
• Set the power management for maximum battery life.
• Put your notebook in Standby mode when it is turned on and you are not actually using it.
• Limit your media drive access.
• Disable the Media Player auto insert notification function.
• Always use fully charged batteries.
• Eject ExpressCards when not in use.
Media Care
Caring for your Media (DVD/CD/CD-R/BD)
Media discs are precision devices and will function reliably if given reasonable care.
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Always store your media disc in its case when it is not in use.
Always handle discs by the edges and avoid touching the surface.
Avoid storing any media discs in extreme temperatures.
Do not bend media discs or set heavy objects on them.
Do not spill liquids on media discs.
Do not scratch or get dust on media discs.
Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen or pencil. Always use a felt pen.
If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form
on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room
temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs.
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• If a disc is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth starting
from the inner edge and wiping to the outer edge.
Caring for your Optical Drive
Your optical drive is durable but you must treat it with care. Please pay attention to the following points:
• The drive rotates the compact disc at a very high speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock
or vibration with the power on.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be exposed to extreme temperatures.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it is damp or dusty.
• Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be subjected to shock or vibration.
• Do not disassemble or dismantle the optical drive.
• Use of a commercially available lens cleaner is recommended for regular maintenance of your
drive.
ExpressCards
Caring for your Cards
ExpressCards are durable, but you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied with your card
will provide specific information, but you should pay attention to the following points:
• To keep out dust and dirt, store cards in their protective sleeves when they are not installed in your
LifeBook notebook.
• Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat.
• Keep the cards dry.
• Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy objects on top of them.
• Do not force cards into the slot.
• Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them to excessive vibration.
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Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications
This section provides the general hardware and environmental specifications for your LifeBook notebook.
Specific details about your system may vary from those referenced here. For an updated list of current
configurations, please go to the Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation Website at:
us.fujitsu.com/computers.
ALL OPTIONS LISTED ARE ACCURATE AS OF THE DATE OF PRINT; SUBSTITUTIONS MAY HAVE BEEN
MADE SUBSEQUENT TO DATE OF PUBLICATION.
Configuration Label
Your LifeBook notebook contains a configuration label located on the bottom of the system. This label
contains specific information regarding the options you’ve chosen for your notebook. Following is an
example label and information about its various parts. Your label may vary, depending upon your system
configuration.
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Part Number
Configuration ID
No: A4Lxxxxxxxxxxx
Part No: FPC0xxxxxxxxxxxxx
N7010, 16WXGA, P8400, VHP, Blu-ray, 4GB, 320G, LAN, WLAN
Processor
Model #
Screen Size
Media Drive
Operating System
Memory
Hard Drive
Communications
Figure 42. Configuration Label
Microprocessor
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor. To determine the type and speed of your processor, right-click My
Computer, select Properties, then select the General tab, or check the configuration label.
Cache Memory
The on-die cache memory is 3 MB.
Memory
• Factory-installed maximum is 4 GB. If purchased with less than the maximum, the user can
purchase larger and/or additional modules.
• DDR3-1066 MHz
• 2 DIMM slots
• Supports dual-channel memory (requires that two DIMM modules of equal capacity be installed)
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Video
• Built-in 16" Crystal View flat-panel Wide XGA TFT active matrix (high contrast: 600:1 contrast
ratio; high brightness: 220 nits) LCD display with simultaneous display capability.
• Built-in 4” Wide QVGA TFT, passive touch panel
Video Color and Resolution
• Main Internal: WXGA, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 16M colors max
• Second Internal: WQVGA, 480 x 272 pixel resolution, 16M colors max
• External: 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors.
• Simultaneous: 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 16M colors max
Graphics Accelerator Card
ATI Mobility Radeon ™ HD 3470 with a maximum 256 MB GDDR3 memory dedicated VRAM (up to
2 GB total available graphics memory using HyperMemory™ technology with 4 GB system memory, up
to 1.5 GB with 3 GB system memory, and up to 1 GB with 2 GB system memory)
Audio
The Intel PM965 controller supports Intel High Definition (HD) Audio. HD Audio delivers the features
and high-end performance of an add-in audio card, and is capable of playing back more channels of higher
quality than was previously possible.
• ALC269 (HD audio)
• Stereo headphone jack, 1 Vrms or less, minimum impedance 32 Ohms
• Stereo microphone jack, 100mVrms or less, minimum impedance 10K Ohms
• Two built-in stereo box speakers (1.5W/channel) and subwoofer
• Built-in microphone (on models with optional web cam)
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Mass Storage Devices
Hard Disk Drives
• Hard Disk Drive configurations available:
250 GB or 320 GB capacity, Serial-ATA, 5400 rpm,
Optical Drive
Blu-ray™ ROM Drive: Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 8x DVD-R, 4x
DVD-R DL, 4x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 2x BD-ROM, 2x
BD-R, 2x BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE, 2x BD-RE DL. Write: 16x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R
DL, 4x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM
Blu-ray™ RW model only: Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 6x DVD-ROM
DL, 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-R DL, 8x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 6x DVD+R DL, 6x DVD+RW, 5x DVDRAM, 4x BD-ROM, 4x BD-R, 4x BD-ROM DL, 2x BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE, 2x BD-RE DL discs. Write:
24x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R DL, 4x
DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 4x BD-R, 2x BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE, 2x BD-RE DL discs.
Features
Integrated Pointing Device
Gesture-enabled touchpad, with two buttons and a fingerprint recognition sensor/scroll button.
Theft Prevention Lock Slot
Lock slot for use with physical restraint security systems.
Biometric Security
Optional fingerprint recognition sensor helps to guard against unauthorized system access and retains
login and password information sot here is no need to memorize or re-type them.
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Communications
• Integrated Broadcom 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet LAN
• Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5100 (150 Mbps Tx/300 Mbps Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n), or,
Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5300 (450 Mbps Tx/Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n)
Device Ports
• ExpressCard slot for one ExpressCard (supporting either 34mm or 54mm ExpressCards)
• One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external monitor or LCD projector
• Combination Memory Stick/Secure Digital (MS/SD) Card slot
• Four connectors for USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) input/output devices
• One HDMI port
• One 4-pin IEEE 1394 jack
• One stereo microphone/line in jack (See Audio specifications)
• One stereo headphone/line out jack (See Audio specifications)
• One modular LAN (RJ-45) connector (note that this system does not support a modem)
• One E-SATA sport
Keyboard
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 103 key keyboards.
• Total number of keys: 103
• Function keys: 12, [F1] through [F12]
• Feature extension key: [Fn]
• Windows keys: 2 (Start key and Application key)
• Key pitch: 19 mm
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• Key stroke: 3.0 mm
• Dedicated ten-key numeric keypad
External Keyboard and Mouse Support
USB-compatible
Management Standard
DMI 2.0-ready, WFM 2.0-compliant
Power
Batteries
Main 8-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 14.4V, 5200 mAh
Adapters
AC Adapter: Autosensing 100-240V AC, 100W, supplying 19V DC, 5.27A, to the LifeBook notebook
(includes an AC cable).
Power Management
Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface)
Dimensions
Overall Dimensions
15.16”(w) x 10.89” (d) x 1.45” (h min) / 1.94” (h max) / 2.22” (h max with rubber feet)
(385 mm x 276.5 mm x 36.9 mm / 49.4 mm / 56.4 mm)
Weight
7.67 pounds (3.48 kg)
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Environmental Requirements
Temperature
Operating: 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F)
Non-operating: –15° to 60° C (5° to 140° F)
Humidity
Operating: 20% to 85%, relative, non-condensing. Non-operating; 8% to 85%, relative, non-condensing
Altitude
Operating: 10,000 feet (3,048 m) maximum
Popular Accessories
To order Fujitsu accessories, please visit our Website at: www.shopfujitsu.com or call 1-877-372-3473.
Pre-Installed Software
Depending on your pre-installed operating system, your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with preinstalled software for playing audio and video files of various formats. In addition there is file transfer
software, virus protection software and Power Management software. The following list indicates the preinstalled software associated with your system (depending upon your operating system).
• Acrobat Reader
• ArcSoft WebCam Companion (on models with the optional web camera)
• Fujitsu Driver Update utility
• Roxio Creator
• OmniPass Fingerprint Recognition Utility (on models with optional fingerprint sensor)
• Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (90-day free trial).
• CyberLink MakeDisc
• CyberLink PowerDirector
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• CyberLink PowerDVD
• Microsoft Office Ready 2007
• Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Trial Edition with Microsoft Works 9.0
The following software is not pre-installed, but is located on the software CD that came with your system
(as noted):
• CyberLink PowerDVD for Blu-ray
Learning About Your Software
Tutorials
All operating systems and most application software have tutorials built into them. We recommend that
you step through the tutorial before you use an application.
Manuals
Included with your notebook you will find manuals for your installed operating system and other preinstalled software; some of the manuals may be installed in the applications Help menu. We recommend
that you review these manuals for general information on the use of these applications.
Acrobat Reader
The Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files from across all of the major
computing platforms.
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility
The Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility is pre-installed on your system. With FDU, you can choose to
automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. See
“Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 103.
Roxio Creator
Roxio Creator allows you to easily burn CDs and edit and share photos, music, data, and videos.
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OmniPass Fingerprint Recognition Software
The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which adds password management capabilities to Windows
operating systems. OmniPass lets you use a "master password" for all Windows, applications, and on-line
passwords, and presents a convenient user interface through which you can securely manage passwords,
users, and multiple identities for each user.
Norton Internet Security™ 2008 from Symantec
Your system is pre-installed with a free 90-day trial version of Symantec’s Norton Internet Security™
2008. Internet Security is designed to protect your notebook from computer viruses. It assists in protection
of the data currently on your hard disk from contamination or destruction. The trial version is activated
upon acceptance of software license agreement. After 90 days, you must purchase a subscription from
Symantec to download the latest definitions.
CyberLink MakeDisc
CyberLink MakeDisc allows you to burn data and videos to DVDs.
CyberLink PowerDirector
CyberLink PowerProducer allows you to edit videos and slideshows on discs.
CyberLink PowerDVD
PowerDVD from CyberLink is a versatile DVD player software application. PowerDVD provides highquality video and audio playback on your system.
Microsoft Works 9.0 with Microsoft Office Home and Student Trial Edition 2007
Microsoft Works 9.0 is a software suite containing the basic tools to write letters and reports, track family
and friends with address books, manage home finances, and create a home inventory.
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 is the essential software suite for home computer users that
enables you to quickly and easily create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and
organize your information in one place, making it easier for you to get things done. Microsoft Office
Home and Student 2007 SBE includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
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Operating System Options
The following operating system is installed in your LifeBook:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (64-bit operating system)
With Microsoft Works 9.0 Home and Student Trial Edition. Microsoft Works 9.0 is a software suite
containing the basic tools to write letters and reports, track family and friends with address books, manage
home finances, and create a home inventory.
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Glossary
AC Adapter
A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your
LifeBook notebook.
Access point
Wireless network device used to bridge wireless and wired network traffic.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
Active-Matrix Display
A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device for every
pixel on the screen.
Ad Hoc Mode
Ad Hoc Mode refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between
multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access
Points. Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. For details, refer
to on “Ad Hoc Mode” on page 148
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ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary
phone lines.
AGP
Accelerated Graphics Port. Graphics port specifically designed for graphics-intensive devices, such as
video cards and 3D accelerators.
Auto/Airline Adapter
A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power
outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.
BIOS
Basic Input-Output System. A program and set of default parameters stored in ROM which tests and
operates your LifeBook notebook when you turn it on until it loads your installed operating system
from disk. Information from the BIOS is transferred to the installed operating system to provide it with
information on the configuration and status of the hardware.
Bit
An abbreviation for binary digit. A single piece of information which is either a one (1) or a zero (0).
bps
An abbreviation for bits per second. Used to describe data transfer rates.
Boot
To start-up a computer and load its operating system from disk, ROM or other storage media into
RAM.
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Bus
An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside your LifeBook
notebook.
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
Cache Memory
A block of memory built into the micro-processor which is much faster to access than your system
RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling time faster.
CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface which offers performance similar to the 32-bit PCI
architecture.
CD-ROM
Compact disk read only memory. This is a form of digital data storage which is read optically with a
laser rather than a magnetic head. A typical CD-ROM can contain about 600MB of data and is not
subject to heads crashing into the surface and destroying the data when there is a failure nor to wear
from reading.
Channel
Range of narrow-band frequencies used by the WLAN device to transmit data. IEEE802.11b/g - 11
channels, 22 MHz wide channels.
CMOS RAM
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor random access memory. This is a technology for
manufacturing random access memory which requires very low levels of power to operate.
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COM Port
Abbreviation for communication port. This is your serial interface connection.
Command
An instruction which you give your operating system. Example: run a particular application or format
a floppy disk.
Configuration
The combination of hardware and software that makes up your system and how it is allocated for use.
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube. A display device which uses a beam of electronic particles striking a luminescent
screen. It produces a visual image by varying the position and intensity of the beam.
Data
The information a system stores and processes.
DC
Direct current. A voltage or current that does not fluctuate periodically with time.
Default Value
A pre-programmed value to be used if you fail to set your own.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol used to automatically acquire parameters required
for the communication, such as IP address. The sender of IP address is called a DHCP server, and the
receiver is called a DHCP client.
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DIMM
Dual-in-line memory module.
Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is
highly flexible it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter it is commonly
called a diskette.
Disk Drive
The hardware which spins the disk and has the heads and control circuitry for reading and writing the
data on the disk.
Diskette
A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.
DMA
Direct Memory Access. Special circuitry for memory to memory transfers of data which do not require
CPU action.
DMI
Desktop Management Interface. A standard that provides PC management applications with a
common method of locally or remotely querying and configuring PC computer systems, hardware and
software components, and peripherals.
DNS
Domain Name System. A function to control the association between the IP address and the name
assigned to the computer. If you do not know the IP address but if you know the computer name, you
can still communicate to that computer.
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DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk Operating System).
Driver
A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices
into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of device in order to produce the desired
results from that particular equipment.
DVMT
Dynamic Video Memory Technology. A video memory architecture that increases the efficiency of the
motherboard by using innovative memory utilization and direct AGP.
ECP
Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high speed data communication and interconnection
between electronic devices.
Encryption Key (Network Key)
Data encryption key used to encrypt message text and for computing message integrity checks. Data
encryption protects data from unauthorized viewing.
This device uses the same encryption key to encode and decode the data, and the identical encryption
key is required between the sender and receiver.
ESD
Electro-Static Discharge. The sudden discharge of electricity from a static charge which has built-up
slowly. Example: the shock you get from a doorknob on a dry day or the sparks you get from brushing
hair on a dry day.
FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
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Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which is highly flexible.
GB
Gigabyte. One billion bytes.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff.
I/O
Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.
I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits for data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic
form.
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive
unit.
IEEE802.11a
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11a devices operate in the
5 GHz lower and middle UNII bands.
IEEE802.11b
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 11 Mbps. 802.11b devices operate in the
2.4 GHz ISM band.
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IEEE802.11g
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11g devices operate in the
2.4 GHz ISM band.
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light spectrum which is invisible to humans.
Infrastructure
A name of a wireless LAN configuration. This type of communication uses an access point. Another
type of communication is called Ad Hoc.
IP Address
An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol
route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit
numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For
example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address.
Within an isolated network, you can assign IP addresses at random as long as each one is unique.
However, connecting a private network to the Internet requires using registered IP addresses (called
Internet addresses) to avoid duplicates.
The four numbers in an IP address are used in different ways to identify a particular network and a
host on that network. Three regional Internet registries -- ARIN, RIPE NCC and APNIC -- assign
Internet addresses from the following three classes.
Class A - supports 16 million hosts on each of 126 networks
Class B - supports 65,000 hosts on each of 16,000 networks
Class C - supports 254 hosts on each of 2 million networks
The number of unassigned Internet addresses is running out, so a new classless scheme called CIDR
is gradually replacing the system based on classes A, B, and C and is tied to adoption of IPv6.
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IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using
infrared as the carrier.
IRQ
Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred
which needs to be processed.
KB
Kilobyte. One thousand bytes.
LAN
Local Area Network. An interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single limited
geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which makes images by controlling the orientation of
crystals in a crystalline liquid.
Lithium ion Battery
A type of rechargeable battery which has a high power-time life for its size and is not subject to the
memory effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.
LPT Port
Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel interface ports because historically line printers were
the first and latter the most common device connected to parallel ports.
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MAC Address
Media Access Control Address. A unique physical address of a network card. For Ethernet, the first
three bytes are used as the vendor code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining three bytes
are controlled by each vendor (preventing overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique
physical address in the world, being assigned with a different address from other cards. For Ethernet,
frames are sent and received based on this address.
MB
Megabyte. One million bytes.
Megahertz
1,000,000 cycles per second.
Memory
A repository for data and applications which is readily accessible to your LifeBook notebook’s CPU.
MHz
Megahertz.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard communication protocol for exchange of
information between computers and sound producers such as synthesizers.
Modem
A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The equipment which connects a computer or other data
terminal to a communication line.
Monaural
A system using one channel to process sound from all sources.
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MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit
The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time through the Internet or other networks. You
can set a smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication, if you have difficulty transferring
data due to the fact that the maximum size is too large.
Network key
Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication. The personal computer uses the same
network key both for data encryption and decryption, therefore, it is necessary to set the same network
key as the other side of communication.
Network name (SSID: Service Set Identifier )
When a wireless LAN network is configured, grouping is performed to avoid interference or data theft.
This grouping is performed with “Network name (SSID)”. In order to improve security, the network
key is set allowing no communication unless “Network name (SSID)” coincides with the network key.
NTSC
National TV Standards Commission. The standard for TV broadcast and reception for the USA.
Open system authentication
Null authentication method specified in the 802.11 standard that performs no authentication checks on
a wireless client before allowing it to associate.
Operating System
A group of control programs that convert application commands, including driver programs, into the
exact form required by a specific brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired
results from that particular equipment.
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Partition
A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it
were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating system accordingly.
PCMCIA
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for
add-in cards for personal computers.
Peripheral Device
A piece of equipment which performs a specific function associated with but not integral to a
computer. Examples: a printer, a modem, a CD-ROM.
Pitch (keyboard)
The distance between the centers of the letter keys of a keyboard.
Pixel
The smallest element of a display, a dot of color on your display screen. The more pixels per area the
clearer your image will appear.
POST
Power On Self Test. A program which is part of the BIOS which checks the configuration and
operating condition of your hardware whenever power is applied to your notebook. Status and error
messages may be displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the self test detects failures that
are so serious that operation can not continue, the operating system will not be loaded.
PPPoE
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. A protocol for Ethernet, using a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP),
which is used for connection on the phone line.
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Program
An integrated set of coded commands to your computers telling your hardware what to do and how
and when to do it.
Protocol
Procedures and rules use to send and receive data between computers.
- Method of sending and receiving data
- Process used to handle communication errors
Conditions required for communication are organized in procedures for correct transfer of
information.
RAM
Random Access Memory. A hardware component of your LifeBook notebook that holds binary
information (both program and data) as long as it has the proper power applied to it.
RAM Module
A printed circuit card with memory and associated circuitry which allows the user to add additional
memory to the computer without special tools.
Reset
The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases all information stored in RAM.
Restart
See Reset.
Resume
To proceed after interruption. In your notebook this refers to returning to active operation after having
been in one of the suspension states.
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ROM
Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the
material. Data stored in this way can not be changed by your notebook and does not require power to
maintain it.
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
Serial Port
A connection to another device through which data is transferred one bit at a time on a single wire with
any other wires only for control of the device not for transfer of data.
Shared key authentication
802.11 network authentication method in which the AP sends the client device a challenge text packet
that the client must then encrypt with the correct WEP key and return to the AP. If the client has the
wrong key or no key, authentication will fail and the client will not be allowed to associate with the
AP. Shared key authentication is not considered secure, because a hacker who detects both the cleartext challenge and the same challenge encrypted with a WEP key can decipher the key.
SSID
Service Set Identifier, a 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over a
WLAN that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to connect to the BSS. The SSID
differentiates one WLAN from another, so all access points and all devices attempting to connect to a
specific WLAN must use the same SSID. A device will not be permitted to join the BSS unless it can
provide the unique SSID. Because the SSID is broadcast in plain text, it does not supply any security
to the network.
Standby
To make inoperative for a period of time. Your LifeBook notebook uses various suspension states to
reduce power consumption and prolong the charge of your battery.
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Status Indicator
A display which reports the condition of some portion of your hardware. On your LifeBook notebook
this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard.
Stereo (audio)
A system using two channels to process sound from two different sources.
Subnet mask
TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into multiple smaller networks (subnets). IP address
consists of the subnet address and the address of each computer. Subnet mask defines how many bits
of IP address comprise the subnet address. The same value shall be set among computers
communicating with each other.
SVGA
Super VGA.
S-Video
Super Video. A component video system for driving a TV or computer monitor.
System Clock
An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which synchronizes the operation of the system and is counted
to provide time of day and date.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A standard Internet protocol that is most widely
used.
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TFT
Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors
to control each pixel of the display screen individually.
UL
Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety
of devices.
USB
Universal Serial Bus. Standard that allows you to simultaneously connect up to 127 USB devices such
as game pads, pointing devices, printers, and keyboards to your computer.
VRAM
Video Random Access Memory. A memory dedicated to video display data and control.
WFM
Wired for Management is Intel’s broad-based initiative to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of
business computing without sacrificing power and flexibility.
Wi-Fi Compatible
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Identifies that the product has passed the interoperability test, supplied by
the WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance), which guarantees the interoperability of
wireless IEEE 802.11 LAN products. For more information on the Wi-Fi standard, go to the WECA
Web site at: www.wirelessethernet.com.
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network. A wireless interconnection of computers and peripherals within a
single limited geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.
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Regulatory Information
Notice
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Fujitsu could void this user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
FCC Notices
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit than the receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Shielded interconnect cables must be employed with this equipment to ensure compliance with the
pertinent RF emission limits governing this device.
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Notice to Users of the US Telephone Network
This equipment complies with Part 68 of FCC rules, and the requirements adopted by ACTA. On the
bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number
and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment; or a product identifier in the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this information or number must be provided to the telephone
company.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a standard
jack type USOC RJ11C. A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the
ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be
connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
The ringer equivalent number (REN) of this equipment is 0.1B. The REN is used to determine the number
of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone may result in the
devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not
exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined
by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company. For products approved after July 23, 2001, the
REN for this product is part of the product identifier that has the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The
digits represented by ## are the REN without a decimal point (e.g., 00 is a REN of 0.0). For earlier
products, the REN is separately shown on the label.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance
that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn’t practical, the
telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right
to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that
could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance
notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
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If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please refer to the
manual or contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Customer Service. If the equipment is causing
harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment
until the problem is resolved.
The equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to
party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service
commission or corporation commission for information).
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation
of this computer does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have any questions about what will disable
alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or
other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly
contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission,
the date and time it is sent, and an identification of the business or other entity, or other individual sending
the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual.
DOC (INDUSTRY CANADA) NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigence du Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur
du Canada.
Notice to Users of the Canadian Telephone Network
NOTICE: This equipment meets applicable Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Technical Specifications. This is confirmed by the registration number. The abbreviation, IC, before the registration number
signifies that registration was performed based on a Declaration of Conformity indicating that Industry
Canada technical specifications were met. It does not imply that Industry Canada approved the equipment.
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Before connecting this equipment to a telephone line the user should ensure that it is permissible to
connect this equipment to the local telecommunication facilities. The user should be aware that
compliance with the certification standards does not prevent service degradation in some situations.
Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility.
Any repairs or alterations not expressly approved by Fujitsu or any equipment failures may give the
telecommunication company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment from the telephone
line.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1B. The REN assigned
to each terminal equipment provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices
does not exceed five.
FOR SAFETY, USERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE ELECTRICAL GROUND OF THE POWER UTILITY, THE
TELEPHONE LINES AND THE METALLIC WATER PIPES ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER. USERS SHOULD NOT
ATTEMPT TO MAKE SUCH CONNECTIONS THEMSELVES BUT SHOULD CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE
ELECTRIC INSPECTION AUTHORITY OR ELECTRICIAN.
THIS MAY BE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN RURAL
AREAS.
Avis Aux Utilisateurs Du Réseau Téléphonique Canadien
AVIS: Le présent matériel est conforme aux spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada applicables au
matériel terminal. Cette conformité est confirmée par le numéro d’enregistrement. Le sigle IC, placé
devant le numéro d’enregistrement, signifie que l’enregistrement s’est effectué conformément à une
déclaration de conformité et indique que les spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada ont été
respectées. Il n’implique pas qu’Industrie Canada a approuvé le matériel.
Avant de connecter cet équipement à une ligne téléphonique, l’utilisateur doit vérifier s’il est permis de
connecter cet équipement aux installations de télécommunications locales. L’utilisateur est averti que
même la conformité aux normes de certification ne peut dans certains cas empêcher la dégradation du
service.
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Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications doivent être effectuées par un service de
maintenance agréé au Canada. Toute réparation ou modification, qui n’est pas expressément approuvée
par Fujitsu, ou toute défaillance de l’équipement peut entraîner la compagnie de télécommunications à
exiger que l’utilisateur déconnecte l’équipement de la ligne téléphonique.
AVIS: L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) du présent matériel est de 0.1B. L’IES assigné à chaque
dispositif terminal indique le nombre maximal de terminaux qui peuvent être raccordés à une interface
téléphonique. La terminaison d’une interface peut consister en une combinaison quelconque de
dispositifs, à la seule condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les dispositifs
n’excède pas 5.
POUR ASSURER LA SÉCURITÉ, LES UTILISATEURS DOIVENT VÉRIFIER QUE LA PRISE DE TERRE DU
SERVICE D’ÉLECTRICITÉ, LES LIGNES TÉLPHONIQUES ET LES CONDUITES D’EAU MÉTALLIQUES SONT
CONNECTÉES ENSEMBLE. LES UTILISATEURS NE DOIVENT PAS TENTER D’ÉTABLIR CES CONNEXIONS
EUX-MÊMES, MAIS DOIVENT CONTACTER LES SERVICES D’INSPECTION D’INSTALLATIONS ÉLECTRIQUES
APPROPRIÉS OU UN ÉLECTRICIEN. CECI PEUT ÊTRE PARTICULIÈREMENT IMPORTANT EN RÉGIONS
RURALES.
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Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide
FCC Regulatory Information
Please note the following regulatory information related to the optional wireless LAN device.
Regulatory Notes and Statements
Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use
Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these
emissions, however, are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices such as
mobile phones. Wireless LAN devices are safe for use by consumers because they operate within the guidelines
found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be restricted
in some situations or environments, such as:
• On board an airplane, or
• In an explosive environment, or
• In situations where the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful.
In cases in which the policy regarding use of Wireless LAN devices in specific environments is not clear (e.g.,
airports, hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial plants, private buildings), obtain authorization to use these devices
prior to operating the equipment.
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Regulatory Information/Disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the
user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not
expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer
is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by the manufacturer. It is
the responsibility of the user to correct any interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or
attachment. The manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or
violation of government regulations arising from failure to comply with these guidelines.
Federal Communications Commission statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and, (2) This
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
For operation within 5.15 ~ 5.25 GHz frequency range, it is restricted to indoor environments, and the antenna of
this device must be integral.
FCC Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
1
2
3
4
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the one the receiver is connected to.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Figure A-1. Ad Hoc Mode Network
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET 65C and found compliant with the
requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091, 2.1093, and 15.247 (b) (4) addressing RF Exposure from radio
frequency devices. The radiated output power of this Wireless LAN device is far below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, this device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during
normal operation is minimized. When using this device, a certain separation distance between antenna and nearby
persons must be maintained to ensure RF exposure compliance. In order to comply with RF exposure limits
established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the antennas and the user should not be less than 20
cm (8 inches).
Export restrictions
This product or software contains encryption code which may not be exported or transferred from the US or Canada
without an approved US Department of Commerce export license. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.,
as well as ICES 003 B / NMB 003 B. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesirable operation. Modifications not expressly authorized by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
may invalidate the user's right to operate this equipment.
Canadian Notice
The device for the 5150-5250 MHz band is only for indoor usage to reduce the potential for harmful interference to
co-channel mobile satellite systems.
The maximum antenna gain of 6 dBi permitted (for devices in the 5250-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz bands) to
comply with the e.i.r.p. limit.
In addition, users are cautioned to take note that high power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they
have priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz bands and these radars could cause interference and/or
damage to LE-LAN devices.
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Before Using the Wireless LAN
This manual describes the procedures required to properly set up and configure the integrated Wireless
LAN Mini-PCI device (referred to as "WLAN device" in the rest of the manual). Before using the WLAN
device, read this manual carefully to ensure its correct operation. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future reference.
Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document
This document is applicable to systems containing one of the following WLAN devices:
• Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5100 (150 Mbps Tx/300 Mbps Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n)
• Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5300 (450 Mbps Tx/Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n)
Characteristics of the WLAN Device
• The WLAN device is a Mini-PCI card attached to the main board of the mobile computer.
• The WLAN device operates in license-free RF bands, eliminating the need to procure an FCC operating
license. The WLAN operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) RF band and the lower,
middle, and upper bands of the 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) bands.
• The wireless LAN devices are capable of four operating modes, IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g,
and IEEE802.11n (draft)
• The WLAN device is Wi-Fi certified and operates at a the maximum data rate of 540 Mbps (theoretical) in
IEEE802.11n (draft) mode; 54 Mbps in IEEE802.11a or IEEE802.11g mode; and 11 Mbps in IEEE802.11b
mode.
• The WLAN device supports the following encryption methods - WEP, TKIP, CKIP, and AES encryption.
• The WLAN device is compliant with the following standards: WPA, WPA2, CCX1.0, CCX2.0, CCX3.0, CX4.0.
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Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device
Ad Hoc Mode
(See Figure A-1) "Ad Hoc Mode" refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network
connectivity between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device,
typically known as Access Point(s). Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-topeer fashion. That is why Ad Hoc networks are also known as peer-to-peer networks. Ad Hoc networks
are an easy and inexpensive method for establishing network connectivity between multiple computers.
Ad Hoc mode requires that the SSID, network authentication, and encryption key settings are identically
configured on all computers in the Ad Hoc network.
Figure A-1: Ad Hoc Mode Network
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Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode
(See Figure A-2) Infrastructure mode refers to a wireless network architecture in which devices
communicate with wireless or wired network devices by communicating through an Access Point. In
infrastructure mode, wireless devices can communicate with each other or with a wired network.
Corporate wireless networks operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the WLAN in
order to access services, devices, and computers (e.g., file servers, printers, databases).
Figure A-2:
Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Network
Internet
Wired LAN
ADSL modem,
cable modem,
or similar
Access Point*
Wireless LAN
*An optional hub for a wired
LAN may be required depending
upon the type of access point used.
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How to Handle This Device
The WLAN device comes pre-installed in your mobile computer. Under normal circumstances, it should
not be necessary for you to remove or re-install it. The Operating System that your mobile computer
comes with has been pre-configured to support the WLAN device.
• Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5100 (150 Mbps Tx/300 Mbps Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n) and Intel WiFi Link 5300 (450
Mbps Tx/Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n) devices support IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n
(draft).
• The WLAN device operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band and the 5 GHz lower, middle, and upper UNII bands.
• Microwave ovens may interfere with the operation of WLAN devices since they operate in the same 2.4GHz
frequency range as IEEE802.11b/g/n devices. Interference by microwaves does not occur with IEEE802.11a
radio which operates in the 5 GHz RF band.
• Wireless devices that transmit in the 2.4GHz range may interfere with operation of WLAN devices in
IEEE802.11b/g/n modes. Symptoms of interference include reduced throughput, intermittent disconnects,
and many frame errors. It is HIGHLY recommended that these interfering devices be powered off to ensure
proper operation of the WLAN device.
Deactivating the WLAN Device
Deactivation of the WLAN device may be desired in certain circumstances (to extend battery life) or
where certain environments require it (i.e. hospitals, clinics, airplanes, etc.). To deactivate the WLAN
device, use the Wireless On/Off Switch.
Deactivation using the Wireless On/Off Switch
The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by sliding the Wireless On/Off Switch to
the Off position. (Figure A-3)
The wireless On/Off switch has no effect on non-Wireless LAN models.
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Activating the WLAN Device
Activation of the WLAN device can
be accomplished using the same
methods as the deactivation process,
by using the Wireless
LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch.
Figure A-3. Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch Location
Configuring the WLAN
The WLAN device can be configured to establish wireless network connectivity using the software that
is built into Windows Vista. Support for most industry standard security solutions is contained in this
software.
Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network
administrator for these parameters:
1
2
Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.
3
4
5
Select “Manage wireless networks” from the left panel.
If the Control Panel is not in Classic View, select Classic View from the left panel. Double-click the Network and
Sharing Center icon.
Click on the [Add] button.
Depending upon what type of connection you would like to make, make a selection. For an infrastructure
network, select “Manually create a network profile. For ad hoc network, select “Create an ad hoc network”.
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Enter the required information. It may be necessary to consult with your network administrator for some of the
information.
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In the event you require assistance, go to the Network and Sharing Center window (Start > Control Panel >
Network and Sharing Center), and type in relevant keywords in the Search box.
Connecting to a Network
After you have configured your computer, you can connect to an active network by performing the
following steps:
1
2
3
Click on the WLAN icon in the system tray.
Select “Connect to a network”.
Select a network from the list that appears, and click the [Connect] button.
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Troubleshooting the WLAN
Troubleshooting Table
Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described
in the following table.
Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Unavailable
network
connection
Incorrect network name
(SSID) or network key
Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s)
and network keys (WEP) of all computers to be connected
have been configured correctly. SSID’s and WEP key values
must be identical on each machine.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: set the network
name (SSID) and network key to the same values as those of
the access point.
Set the Network Authentication value identically to that of the
Access Point. Please consult your network administrator for
this value, if necessary.
Weak received signal
strength and/or link
quality
Ad hoc connection: Retry connection after shortening the
distance to the destination computer or removing any
obstacles for better sight.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: Retry connection
after shortening the distance to the access point or removing
any obstacles for better sight.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Unavailable
network
connection
The WLAN device has
been deactivated or
disabled
Check if the wireless switch is turned ON. Also verify “Disable
Radio” is not checked in “Network setting” window.
(continued)
The computer to be
connected is turned off
Check if the computer to be connected is turned ON.
RF interference from
Access Points or other
wireless networks
The use of identical or overlapping RF channels can cause
interference with the operation of the WLAN device. Change
the channel of your Access Point to a channel that does not
overlap with the interfering device.
Wireless network
authentication has
failed
Re-check your Network Authentication, Encryption, and
Security settings. Incorrectly configured security settings such
as an incorrectly typed WEP key, a misconfigured LEAP
username, or an incorrectly chosen authentication method will
cause the LAN device to associate but not authenticate to the
wireless network.
Incorrectly configured
network settings
Recheck the configuration of your network settings.
Incorrect IP address
configuration
This only applies to networks using static IP addresses. Please
contact your network administrator for the correct settings.
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WLAN Specifications
Item
Specification
Type of network
The integrated Intel WiFi Link 5100 (150 Mbps Tx/300 Mbps Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n) and
Intel WiFi Link 5300 (450 Mbps Tx/Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n) WLAN devices conform to
IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b/g, and 802.11n (draft), Wi-Fi based*
Transfer rate
(Automatic switching) 54 Mbps maximum data rate (IEEE802.11n rates to be
determined)
Active frequency
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802.11n: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
802.11b/g: 2400~2473 MHz
802.11a: 4900 ~ 5850 MHz
Number of channels
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802.11a: 8 independent channels
802.11b/g: 11 channels, 3 non-overlapping channels
802.11n:
2.4 GHz - 3 non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is not used; 2
non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is used.
5 GHz - 12 non-overlapping UNII channels with or without Channel Bonding
Typical operating distances**
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802.11a: 40 ft. (12 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 6 Mbps
802.11b: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 11 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11g: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11n: Estimated double the operating distance of 802.11g and 802.11a in
their respective frequencies.
Security
•
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Encryption Types - WEP, TKIP, AES***; WPA 1.0 compliant
Encryption Keylengths Supported: 64 bits and 128 bits; 802.1x/EAP
Maximum recommended number
of computers to be connected
over wireless LAN (during ad
hoc connection)
10 units or less ****
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*
“Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.
**
The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls,
reflective material, or interference from external RF sources.
***
Encryption with network key (WEP) is performed using the above number of bits, however, users can set 40 bits/104 bits
after subtracting the fixed length of 24 bits.
****
Depending on practical environments, the allowable number of computers to be connected may be decreased.
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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device
Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device
Your system has a fingerprint sensor device below the Touchpad, between the left and right buttons. This
also serves as a scroll button.
B-1: Fingerprint sensor
ALTHOUGH THE SYSTEM HAS A FINGERPRINT SENSOR IN PLACE OF A SCROLL BUTTON, THE
FINGERPRINT SENSOR CAN BE USED FOR SCROLLING. SIMPLY MOVE YOUR FINGERPRINT OVER THE
SENSOR THE SAME AS YOU WOULD USE A SCROLL BUTTON.
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With a fingerprint sensor, you can avoid having to enter a username and password every time you want to:
• Log onto Windows
• Resume from standby mode
• Cancel a password-protected screen saver
• Log into homepages that require a username and password
After you have “enrolled” - or registered - your fingerprint, you can simply swipe your fingertip over the
sensor for the system recognize you.
The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which provides password management capabilities to
Microsoft Windows operating systems. OmniPass enables you to use a "master password" for all
Windows, applications, and on-line passwords.
OmniPass requires users to authenticate themselves using the fingerprint sensor before granting access to
the Windows desktop. This device results in a secure authentication system for restricting access to your
computer, applications, web sites, and other password-protected resources.
OmniPass presents a convenient graphical user interface, through which you can securely manage
passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.
Getting Started
This section guides you through the preparation of your system for the OmniPass fingerprint recognition
application. You will be led through the OmniPass installation process. You will also be led through the
procedure of enrolling your first user into OmniPass.
Installing OmniPass
If OmniPass has already been installed on your system, skip this section and go directly to “User
Enrollment” on page 161. You can determine whether OmniPass has already been installed by checking
to see if the following are present:
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• The gold key-shaped OmniPass icon in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen.
• The Softex program group in the Programs group of the Start menu
System Requirements
The OmniPass application requires space on your hard drive; it also requires specific Operating Systems
(OS’s). The minimum requirements are as follows:
• Windows Vista operating system
• At least 35 MB available hard disk space
Installing the OmniPass Application
If OmniPass is already installed on your system, go to “User Enrollment” on page 161. Otherwise
continue with this section on software installation.
FOR INSTALLATION, OMNIPASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER INSTALLING OMNIPASS HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM. IF YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES, LOG OUT AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE
PROCEEDING WITH OMNIPASS INSTALLATION.
To install OmniPass on your system you must:
1
Insert the installation media for the OmniPass application into the appropriate drive. If you are installing from
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, you must find and launch the OmniPass installation program (setup.exe) from the
media.
2
Follow the directions provided in the OmniPass installation program. Specify a location to which you would like
OmniPass installed. It is recommended that you NOT install OmniPass in the root directory (e.g. C:\).
3
Once OmniPass has completed installation you will be prompted to restart you system. Once your system has
rebooted you will be able to use OmniPass. If you choose not to restart immediately after installation, OmniPass
will not be available for use until the next reboot.
4
The installation program automatically places an icon (Softex OmniPass) in the Windows Control Panel as well
as a golden key shaped icon in the taskbar.
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Verifying Information about OmniPass
After you have completed installing OmniPass and restarted your system, you may wish to check the
version of OmniPass on your system.
To check the version information of OmniPass:
1
From the Windows Desktop, double-click the key-shaped OmniPass icon in the taskbar (usually located in the
lower right corner of the screen),
or,
Click the Start button, select Settings, and click Control Panel. Double-click Softex OmniPass in the Control
Panel, and the OmniPass Control Center will appear. If it does not appear, then the program is not properly
installed,
or,
Click the Start button, select Programs, and from the submenu select the Softex program group, from that
submenu click OmniPass Control Center.
2
Select the About tab at the top of the OmniPass Control Panel. The About tab window appears with version
information about OmniPass.
Uninstalling OmniPass
FOR UNINSTALLATION, OMNIPASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER UNINSTALLING OMNIPASS HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM. IF YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES, LOG OUT AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE
PROCEEDING WITH OMNIPASS UNINSTALLATION.
To remove the OmniPass application from your system:
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2
3
4
5
Click Start on the Windows taskbar. Select Settings, and then Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Select OmniPass, and then click Change/Remove.
Follow the directions to uninstall the OmniPass application.
Once OmniPass has finished uninstalling, reboot your system when prompted.
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User Enrollment
Before you can use any OmniPass features you must first enroll a user into OmniPass.
Master Password Concept
Computer resources are often protected with passwords. Whether you are logging into your computer,
accessing your email, e-banking, paying bills online, or accessing network resources, you often have to
supply credentials to gain access. This can result in dozens of sets of credentials that you have to
remember.
During user enrollment a "master password” is created for the enrolled user. This master password
“replaces” all other passwords for sites you register with OmniPass.
Example: A user, John, installs OmniPass on his system (his home computer) and enrolls an OmniPass
user with username “John_01” and password “freq14”. He then goes to his webmail site to log onto his
account. He inputs his webmail credentials as usual (username “John_02” and password “lifebook”), but
instead of clicking [Submit], he directs OmniPass to Remember Password. Now whenever he returns to
that site, OmniPass will prompt him to supply access credentials.
John enters his OmniPass user credentials (“John_01” and “freq14”) in the OmniPass authentication
prompt, and he is allowed into his webmail account. He can do this with as many web sites or password
protected resources he likes, and he will gain access to all those sites with his OmniPass user credentials
(“John_01” and “freq14”). This is assuming he is accessing those sites with the system onto which he
enrolled his OmniPass user. OmniPass does not actually change the credentials of the password protected
resource. If John were to go to another computer without he OmniPass account to access his webmail, he
would need to enter his original webmail credentials (“John_02” and “lifebook”) to gain access. If he
attempts his OmniPass user credentials on a system other than a system he’s enrolled on, he will not gain
access.
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THE ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE ASSUMES YOU HAVE NO HARDWARE AUTHENTICATION DEVICES OR
ALTERNATE STORAGE LOCATIONS THAT YOU WISH TO INTEGRATE WITH OMNIPASS. IF YOU DESIRE
SUCH FUNCTIONALITY, CONSULT THE APPROPRIATE SECTIONS OF THIS DOCUMENT.
Basic Enrollment
The Enrollment Wizard will guide you through the process of enrolling a user. Unless you specified
otherwise, after OmniPass installation the Enrollment Wizard will launch on Windows login. If you do
not see the Enrollment Wizard, you can bring it up by clicking Start on the Windows taskbar; select
Programs; select Softex; click OmniPass Enrollment Wizard.
1
Click Enroll to proceed to username and password verification. By default, the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard
enters the credentials of the currently logged in Windows user.
2
Enter the password you use to log in to Windows. This will become the “master password” for this OmniPass
user. In most cases, the Domain: value will be your Windows computer name. In a corporate environment, or
when accessing corporate resources, the Domain: may not be your Windows computer name. Click [Next] to
continue.
3
In this step OmniPass captures your fingerprint. Refer to “Enrolling a Fingerprint” on page 163 for additional
information.
4
Next, choose how OmniPass notifies you of various events. We recommend you keep Taskbar Tips on
Beginner mode taskbar tips and Audio Tips on at least Prompt with system beeps only until you get
accustomed to how OmniPass operates. Click [Next] to proceed with user enrollment. You will then see a
Congratulations screen indicating your completion of user enrollment.
5
Click [Done] to exit the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. You will be asked if you’d like to log in to OmniPass with
your newly enrolled user; click [Yes].
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Enrolling a Fingerprint
Enrolling a fingerprint will increase the security of your system and streamline the authentication
procedure.
You enroll fingerprints in the OmniPass Control Center. With an OmniPass user logged in, double-click
the system tray OmniPass icon. Select the User Settings tab and click Enrollment under the User
Settings area. Click Enroll Authentication Device and authenticate at the authentication prompt to start
device enrollment.
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1.During initial user enrollment, you will be prompted to select the finger you wish to enroll. Fingers that have
already been enrolled will be marked by a green check. The finger you select to enroll at this time will be marked
by a red arrow. OmniPass will allow you re-enroll a finger. If you choose a finger that has already been enrolled
and continue enrollment, OmniPass will enroll the fingerprint, overwriting the old fingerprint. Select a finger to
enroll and click [Next].
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2.It is now time for OmniPass to capture your selected fingerprint. It may take a several capture attempts before
OmniPass acquires your fingerprint. Should OmniPass fail to acquire your fingerprint, or if the capture screen
times out, click [Back] to restart the fingerprint enrollment process.
Your system has a “swipe” fingerprint sensor. A swipe sensor is small and resembles a skinny elongated
rectangle. To capture a fingerprint, gently swipe or pull your fingertip over the sensor (starting at the second
knuckle) towards yourself. Swiping too fast or too slow will result in a failed capture. The Choose Finger
screen has a [Practice] button; click it to practice capturing your fingerprint. When you are comfortable with how
your fingerprint is captured, proceed to enroll a finger.
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3. Once OmniPass has successfully acquired the fingerprint, the Verify Fingerprint screen will automatically
appear. To verify your enrolled fingerprint, place your fingertip on the sensor and hold it there as if you were
having a fingerprint captured. Successful fingerprint verification will show a green fingerprint in the capture
window and the text Verification Successful under the capture window.
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Using OmniPass
You are now ready to begin using OmniPass. Used regularly, OmniPass will streamline your
authentications.
Password Replacement
You will often use the password replacement function. When you go to a restricted access website (e.g.,
your bank, your web-based email, online auction or payment sites), you are always prompted to enter your
login credentials. OmniPass can detect these prompts and you can teach OmniPass your login credentials.
The next time you go to that website, you can authenticate with your fingerprint to gain access.
OmniPass Authentication Toolbar
After installing OmniPass and restarting, you will notice a dialog you have not seen before at Windows
Logon. This is the OmniPass Authentication Toolbar, and it is displayed whenever the OmniPass
authentication system is invoked. The OmniPass authentication system may be invoked frequently: during
Windows Logon, during OmniPass Logon, when unlocking your workstation, when resuming from
standby or hibernate, when unlocking a password-enabled screensaver, during password replacement for
remembered site or application logins, and more. When you see this toolbar, OmniPass is prompting you
to authenticate.
The Logon Authentication window indicates what OmniPass-restricted function you are attempting. The
icons in the lower left (fingerprint and key) show what authentication methods are available to you.
Selected authentication methods are highlighted while unselected methods are not. When you click the
icon for an unselected authentication method, the authentication prompt associated with that method is
displayed.
When prompted to authenticate, you must supply the appropriate credentials: an enrolled finger for the
fingerprint capture window or your master password for the master password prompt (the key icon).
Remembering a Password
OmniPass can remember any application, GUI, or password protected resource that has a password
prompt.
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Using the following procedure, you can store a set of credentials into OmniPass. These credentials will
then be linked to your “master password” or fingerprint.
Go to a site that requires a login (username and password), but do not log in yet. At the site login prompt,
enter your username and password in the prompted fields, but do not enter the site (do not hit [Enter],
[Submit], [OK], or Login). Right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and select Remember Password
from the submenu. The Windows arrow cursor will change to a golden key OmniPass cursor. Click the
OmniPass cursor in the login prompt area, but don’t click [Login] or [Submit].
Associating a Friendly Name
After clicking the OmniPass key cursor near the login prompt, OmniPass will prompt you to enter a
“friendly name” for this site. You should enter something that reminds you of the website, the company,
or the service you are logging into. In its secure database, OmniPass associates this friendly name with
this website.
Additional Settings for Remembering a Site
When OmniPass prompts you to enter a “friendly name” you also have the opportunity to set how
OmniPass authenticates you to this site. There are three effective settings for how OmniPass handles a
remembered site.
The default setting is Automatically click the “OK” or “Submit” button for this password protected
site once the user is authenticated. With this setting, each time you navigate to this site OmniPass will
prompt you for your master password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated
with OmniPass, you will automatically be logged into the site.
Less secure is the option to Automatically enter this password protected site when it is activated. Do
not prompt for authentication. Check the upper box to get this setting, and each time you navigate to
this site OmniPass will log you into the site without prompting you to authenticate.
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THIS SETTING IS MORE CONVENIENT IN THAT WHENEVER YOU GO TO A SITE REMEMBERED WITH THIS
SETTING, YOU WILL BYPASS ANY AUTHENTICATION PROCEDURE AND GAIN INSTANT ACCESS TO THE
SITE. BUT SHOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR SYSTEM UNATTENDED WITH YOUR OMNIPASS USER LOGGED IN,
ANYONE USING YOUR SYSTEM CAN BROWSE TO YOUR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITES AND GAIN
AUTOMATIC ACCESS.
If you uncheck both boxes in Settings for this Password Site, OmniPass will prompt you for your master
password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated with OmniPass your
credentials will be filled in to the site login prompt, but you will have to click the website [OK], [Submit],
or [Login] button to gain access to the site.
Click Finish to complete the remember password procedure. The site location, the credentials to access
the site, and the OmniPass authentication settings for the site are now stored in the OmniPass secure
database. The OmniPass authentication settings (Settings for this Password Site) can always be changed
in Vault Management.
Logging in to a Remembered Site
Whether or not OmniPass prompts you to authenticate when you return to a remembered site is determined
by Settings for this Password Site and can be changed in Vault Management.
The following cases are applicable to using OmniPass to login to: Windows, remembered web sites, and
all other password protected resources.
With Master Password
Once you return to a site you have remembered with OmniPass, you may be presented with a master
password prompt. Enter your master password and you will be allowed into the site.
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Logging into Windows with a Fingerprint Device
When logging into Windows with a fingerprint device, the fingerprint capture window will now appear
next to the Windows Login screen. Place your enrolled fingertip on the sensor to authenticate. You will
be simultaneously logged into Windows and OmniPass. The capture window will also appear if you have
used Ctrl-Alt-Del to lock a system, and the fingerprint device can be used to log back in as stated above.
IF A MACHINE IS LOCKED AND OMNIPASS DETECTS A DIFFERENT USER LOGGING BACK IN WITH A
FINGERPRINT, THE FIRST USER WILL BE LOGGED OUT AND THE SECOND USER LOGGED IN.
In Windows XP, your login options must be set either for classic login, or for fast user switching and logon
screen to be enabled to use your fingerprint to log on to Windows. To change this go to Control Panel,
select User Accounts and then click Change the way users log on or off. If your Windows screensaver
is password protected, the fingerprint capture window will now appear next to screensaver password
dialog during resume. You can authenticate to your screensaver password prompt with your enrolled
finger.
Password Management
OmniPass provides an interface that lets you manage your passwords. To access this GUI, double-click
the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click Vault Management; you will be prompted to authenticate.
Once you gain access to Vault Management, click Manage Passwords under Vault Settings. You will
see the Manage Passwords interface, with a list of friendly names.
You can view the credentials stored for any remembered website by highlighting the desired resource
under Password Protected Dialog and clicking Unmask Values. Should a password be reset, or an
account expire, you can remove stored credentials from OmniPass. Highlight the desired resource under
Password Protected Dialog and click Delete Page. You will be prompted to confirm the password
deletion.
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The two check boxes in Manage Passwords govern whether OmniPass prompts you to authenticate or
directly logs you into the remembered site.
OmniPass will overwrite an old set of credentials for a website if you attempt to use Remember
Password on an already remembered site.
The exception to the above rule is when resetting the Windows password. If your password is reset in
Windows, the next time you login to Windows, OmniPass will detect the password change and prompt
you to “Update” or “Reconfirm” the password with OmniPass. Enter your new Windows password in the
prompt and click OK. Your OmniPass "master password" will still be your Windows password.
OmniPass User Identities
Identities allow OmniPass users to have multiple accounts to the same site (e.g., [email protected] and
[email protected]). If OmniPass did not provide you identities, you would be limited to
remembering one account per site.
To create and manage identities, double-click the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click Vault
Management; OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Once you gain access to Vault Management,
click Manage Identities under Vault Settings. You can only manage the identities of the currently logged
in OmniPass user
To add a new identity, click New Identity or double-click Click here to add a new identity. Name the
new identity and click [OK], then click [Apply]. You can now switch to the new identity and start
remembering passwords.
To delete an identity, highlight the identity you want to delete and click [Delete Identity], then click
[Apply].
WHEN YOU DELETE AN IDENTITY, ALL OF ITS ASSOCIATED REMEMBERED SITES AND PASSWORD
PROTECTED DIALOGS ARE LOST.
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To set the default identity, highlight the identity you want as default and click [Set as Default]; click
[Apply] to ensure the settings are saved. If you log in to OmniPass with a fingerprint device, you will
automatically be logged in to the default identity for that OmniPass user. You can choose the identity with
which you are logging in if you login using "master password".
Choosing User Identity during Login
To choose your identity during login, type your username in the User Name: field. Press [Tab] and see
that the Domain: field self-populates. Click the Password: field to bring the cursor to it, and you will see
the pull-down menu in the Identity: field. Select the identity to login as, then click OK.
Switch User Identity
To switch identities at any time, right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and click Switch User Identity
from the submenu. The Switch Identity dialog will appear. Select the desired identity and then click OK.
Identities and Password Management
On the Manage Passwords interface of the Vault Management tab of the OmniPass Control Center,
there is a pull-down selection box labeled, Identity. This field lets you choose which identity you are
managing passwords for. When you select an identity here, only those password protected dialogs that are
associated with that identity are shown. You can perform all the functions explained in “Password
Management” on page 167.
Configuring OmniPass
This section gives an overview of both the Export/Import function and the OmniPass Control Center.
Exporting and Importing Users
YOU CANNOT IMPORT A USER INTO OMNIPASS IF THERE ALREADY IS A USER WITH THE SAME NAME
ENROLLED IN OMNIPASS.
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Using OmniPass Control Center, you can export and import users in and out of OmniPass. The export
process backs up all remembered sites, credentials, and enrolled fingerprints for an OmniPass user. All
OmniPass data for a user is backed up to a single encrypted database file. During the import process, the
Windows login of the exported user is required. If the proper credentials cannot be supplied, the user
profile will not be imported.
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YOU SHOULD PERIODICALLY EXPORT YOUR USER PROFILE AND STORE IT IN A SAFE PLACE. IF ANYTHING
OMNIPASS PROFILE TO A NEW SYSTEM AND HAVE ALL
YOUR REMEMBERED SETTINGS AND FINGERPRINTS INSTANTLY.
HAPPENS TO YOUR SYSTEM, YOU CAN IMPORT YOUR
•
YOU DON'T FORGET THE WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS WHEN EXPORTING. WHEN YOU EXAMINE THE IMPORTATION, YOU
THE CREDENTIALS THAT WILL ALLOW A USER PROFILE TO BE IMPORTED ARE THE
WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS OF THE EXPORTED USER. THEY ARE THE CREDENTIALS THAT HAD TO BE SUBMITTED WHEN
THE USER PROFILE WAS EXPORTED. YOU WILL NEED USER NAME, PASSWORD, AND DOMAIN.
ARE PROMPTED FOR AUTHENTICATION.
Exporting an OmniPass User Profile
To export a user, open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under Manage
Users.
Click Exports an OmniPass user profile. OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Upon successfully
authentication, you must name the OmniPass user profile and decide where to save it. An .opi file is
generated, and you should store a copy of it in a safe place.
This .opi file contains all your user specific OmniPass data, and it is both encrypted and password
protected. This user profile does NOT contain any of your encrypted data files.
Importing an OmniPass User Profile
To import an OmniPass user open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under
Manage Users. Click Imports a new user into OmniPass and then select OmniPass Import/Export File
(*.opi) and click Next. OmniPass will then prompt you to browse for the file you had previously exported
(.opi file). When you select the .opi file for importation, OmniPass will prompt you for authentication.
The credentials that will allow a user profile to be imported are the Windows login credentials of the
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exported user. They are the credentials that had to be submitted when the user profile was exported. You
will need User Name, Password, and Domain. If you don’t remember the value for Domain, in a PC or
SOHO environment Domain should be your computer name.
OmniPass will notify you if the user was successfully imported.
Things to Know Regarding Import/Export
• Assume you export a local Windows User profile from OmniPass. You want to import that profile
to another machine that has OmniPass. Before you can import the profile, a Windows user with the
same login credentials must be created on the machine importing the profile.
Example: I have a Windows user with the username “Tom” and the password “Sunshine” on my
system. I have enrolled Tom into OmniPass and remembered passwords. I want to take all my
passwords to new system. I export Tom’s OmniPass user profile. I go to my new system and using
the Control Panel I create a user with the username "Tom" and the password "Sunshine". I can now
successfully import the OmniPass user data to the new system.
• If you export an OmniPass-only user, you can import that user to any computer running OmniPass,
provided that a user with that name is not already enrolled in OmniPass.
• If you attempt to import a user profile who has the same name as a user already enrolled in
OmniPass, the OmniPass import function will fail.
OmniPass Control Center
This section will serve to explain functions within the OmniPass Control Center that weren’t explained
earlier.
You can access the OmniPass Control Center any of three ways:
• Double-click the golden OmniPass key shaped icon in the Windows taskbar (typically in the lowerright corner of the desktop)
• Click the Start button; select the Programs group; select the Softex program group; and click the
OmniPass Control Center selection.
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• Open the Windows Control Panel (accessible via Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel) and
double-click the Softex OmniPass icon.
User Management
The User Management tab has two major interfaces: Add/Remove User and Import/Export User.
Import/Export User functionality is documented in “Exporting and Importing Users” on page 169.
Add/Remove User functionality is straightforward.
If you click Adds a new user to OmniPass you will start the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. The
Enrollment Wizard is documented in “User Enrollment” on page 161.
If you click Removes a user from OmniPass, OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Authenticate
with the credentials (or enrolled fingerprint) of the user you wish to remove. OmniPass will prompt you
to confirm user removal. Click OK to complete user removal.
REMOVING A USER WILL AUTOMATICALLY DESTROY ALL OMNIPASS DATA ASSOCIATED WITH THAT USER.
ALL IDENTITIES AND CREDENTIALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USER WILL BE LOST.
IF YOU’RE SURE YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE USER, WE RECOMMEND YOU EXPORT THE USER PROFILE.
User Settings
The User Settings tab has four interfaces: Audio Settings, Taskbar Tips, and Enrollment. User settings
allow users to customize OmniPass to suit their individual preferences. Under User Settings (Audio
Settings and Taskbar Tips) you can set how OmniPass notifies the user of OmniPass events (e.g.,
successful login, access denied, etc.). The details of each setting under the Audio Settings and Taskbar
Tips interfaces are self-explanatory.
The Enrollment interface allows you to enroll fingerprints. For the procedure to enroll and authentication
device refer to Chapter 2.3. To enroll additional fingerprints, click Enroll Authentication Device, and
authenticate with OmniPass. Select the fingerprint recognition device in the Select Authentication
Device screen (it should already be marked by a green check if you have a finger enrolled) and click Next.
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System Settings
The OmniPass Startup Options interface can be found in the System Settings tab. With these options you
can specify how your OmniPass Logon is tied to your Windows Logon.
The first option, Automatically log on to OmniPass as the current user, will do just as it says; during
Windows login, you will be logged on to OmniPass using your Windows login credentials. If the user
logging into Windows was never enrolled into OmniPass, upon login no one will be logged on to
OmniPass. This setting is appropriate for an office setting or any setting where users must enter a
username and password to log into a computer. This is the default setting.
With the second option, Manually log on to OmniPass at startup, OmniPass will prompt you to login
once you have logged on to Windows.
With the third option, Do not log on to OmniPass at startup, OmniPass will not prompt for a user to be
logged on.
You can manually log on to OmniPass by right-clicking the OmniPass taskbar icon and clicking Log in
User from the right-click menu.
Troubleshooting
You cannot use OmniPass to create Windows users. You must first create the Windows user, and you will
need administrative privileges to do that. Once the Windows user is created, you can add that user to
OmniPass using the same username and password
Cannot add Windows users to OmniPass
If you experience difficulties adding a Windows user to OmniPass, you may need to adjust your local
security settings. You can do this by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Local
Security Settings. Expand Local Policies, expand Security Options, and double-click Network Access:
Sharing and Security Model for Local Accounts. The correct setting should be Classic - Local Users
Authenticate as Themselves.
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Cannot add a User with a Blank Password to OmniPass
If you experience difficulties adding a user with a blank password to OmniPass, you may need to adjust
your local security settings. First attempt the procedure explained in the Cannot add Windows user to
OmniPass section. If the difficulties persist, then try the following procedure.
Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Local Security Settings. Expand Local Policies,
expand Security Options, and double-click Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to
console login only. This setting should be set to Disabled.
Dialog appears after OmniPass authentication during Windows Logon
After installing OmniPass on your system, you can choose to logon to Windows using OmniPass. You
authenticate with OmniPass (via master password, or an enrolled security device) and OmniPass logs you
into Windows. You may, during this OmniPass authentication, see a Login Error dialog box.
This dialog box occurs when OmniPass was unable to log you into Windows with the credentials supplied
(username and password). This could happen for any of the following reasons:
• Your Windows password has changed
• Your Windows account has been disabled
If you are having difficulties due to the first reason, you will need to update OmniPass with your changed
Windows account password. Click Update Password and you will be prompted with a dialog to
reconfirm your password.
Enter the new password to your Windows user account and click OK. If the error persists, then it is
unlikely the problem is due to your Windows user account password changing.
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Index
A
BIOS
Guide 49
setup utility 48
Boot Sequence 47
About This Guide 7
AC
adapter 42, 118
plug adapters 110
Air Vents 17, 20
Audio 115
Auto Insert Notification 66
Auto/Airline Adapter 42
C
CapsLock 23
CD-ROM 86, 87
Click Me! 51
Clicking 28
Color Resolution 115
Communications Port 78
Connecting the Power Adapters 42
Controls and Connectors 11
Conventions Used in the Guide 7
Cursor 27
Cursor Keys 25
B
Battery 57
care 110
Charge/DC-In Indicator 21
charging indicators 21
conserving power 53
dead 91
faulty 91
increasing life 111
lithium ion battery 57
low 59
problems 91, 92
recharging 58
replacing 60
shorted 60
sleep mode 59
Battery Pack Lock 20
D
DC Output Cable 42
DC Power Jack 42
Device Ports 77, 117
Display Panel 12, 43
adjusting 43
brightness 43
closing 45
latch 12
opening 43
problems 93, 94
175
Double-Clicking 29
Dragging 29
Drivers and Application Restore CD 101
DVD drive
problems 86, 87
H
Hard Disk Drive 116
access indicator 22
problems 87
Headphone Jack 79
Hibernation Feature 55
E
Error Messages 96
ExpressCard
Eject Button 12
problems 89
External Monitor Port 81
I
IEEE 1394 Port 15, 77
Integrated Pointing Device 116
K
Keyboard 24, 117
cursor keys 25
function keys 25
numeric keypad 24
problems 87
windows keys 25
F
FDU 52, 103, 120
Fingerprint Sensor Device 13, 157
enrolling a fingerprint 163
getting started 158
installing OmniPass 158
logging into a remembered site 166
OmniPass authentication toolbar 164
password replacement 164
remembering a password 164
uninstalling OmniPass 160
user enrollment 161
using OmniPass 164
Floppy Disk Drive 116
Fujitsu Contact Information 8
Fujitsu Driver Update utility 52, 103, 120
Fujitsu LifeBook
storing 107
traveling 109
Fujitsu Support Center 39
L
LifeBook Application Panel 34
LifeBook Support Button 39
configuring 40
launching applications 40
Lithium ion Battery 57
M
Media Player, care 112
Memory 114
capacity 75
compartment 19, 74
installing 74
problems 88
removing 75
upgrade module 73
176
Memory Stick/SD Card 70
installing 71
slot 12
Microphone Jack 79
Modem Result Codes 100
Mouse, problems 87
Pre-Installed Software 119
manuals 120
Norton Internet Security 121
PowerDVD 120
Quicken New User 121
N
Registration 51
Restarting 55
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software 101
Roxio Easy Media Creator 120
R
NumLk 22
O
Optical Drive 14, 61, 116
Control Panel 64
loading 62
removing media 63
tray release 63
using 65
S
Save-to-Disk 55
ScrLk 23
SD Card
Installing 71
Second LCD Panel 34
Sleep Mode 53
Specifications 113
Microprocessor 114
Status Indicator Panel 12
Subwoofer 20
Support Button 39
P
PC Card
removing 69
slot 15
Power 118
AC adapter 41
Auto/Airline adapter 41
failure 90
management 53
off 56
on 46
problems 92
sources 41
Power On Self Test 47, 96
Power/Suspend/Resume button 12, 46, 53
T
Theft Prevention Lock Slot 116
Touch Zone
application launcher 35
configuring 36
slideshow 37
turning on and off 38
using 34
177
Touchpad
buttons 28
controls 30, 32
Touchpad Pointing Devic 13
Troubleshooting 83
U
Universal Serial Bus Port 79
USB 79, 88
problems 88, 89
USB 2.0 Ports 17
V
Video 115
Video RAM 115
Volume control 33
W
Warranty 9
Windows keys 25
Application key 25
Start keys 25
Wireless LAN
Before Using the Wireless LAN 147
Connection using Wireless Zero Tool 151
Specifications 155
Wireless LAN Glossary 153
Wireless LAN Switch 12
178
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