Cool-Lux A100/Satellite User's Manual

Cool-Lux A100/Satellite User's Manual
TOSHIBA Satellite A100/
Satellite Pro A100
Portable Personal Computer
User’s Manual
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Copyright
© 2006 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright
laws, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written
permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect to the use
of the information contained herein.
TOSHIBA Satellite A100/Satellite Pro A100 Portable Personal Computer User’s
Manual
First edition December 2005
Copyright authority for music, movies, computer programs, data bases and other
intellectual property covered by copyright laws belongs to the author or to the
copyright owner. Copyrighted material can be reproduced only for personal use or
use within the home. Any other use beyond that stipulated above (including conversion to digital format, alteration, transfer of copied material and distribution on
a network) without the permission of the copyright owner is a violation of copyright or author’s rights and is subject to civil damages or criminal action. Please
comply with copyright laws in making any reproduction from this manual.
Disclaimer
This manual has been validated and reviewed for accuracy. The instructions and
descriptions it contains are accurate for the TOSHIBA Satellite A100/Satellite
Pro A100 Portable Personal Computer at the time of this manual’s production.
However, succeeding computers and manuals are subject to change without
notice. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly from errors, omissions or discrepancies between the computer and the
manual.
Trademarks
IBM is a registered trademark, and IBM PC and PS/2 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Intel, Intel SpeedStep and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries/regions.
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Photo CD is a trademark of Eastman Kodak.
Memory Stick is a registered trademark and i.LINK is a trademark of SonyCorporation.
TruSurround XT, WOW HD, Circle Surround Xtract, SRS and
symbol are
trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
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TruSurround XT, WOW HD, Circle Surround Xtract, TruBass, SRS 3D , Definition and FOCUS technologies are incorporated under license from SRS Labs,
Inc.
InterVideo and WinDVD are registered trademarks of the InterVideo Inc.
WinDVD Creator is trademarks of the InterVideo Inc.
Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used in this
manual.
Macrovision License of Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
methods and claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation, and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering of disassembly is prohibited.
Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect yourself and your computer.
When Using Your Computer
CAUTION: Do not operate your portable computer for an extended
period of time with the base resting directly on your body. With extended
operation, heat can potentially build up in the base. Allowing sustained
contact with the skin could cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn.
❑
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation
instructions closely.
❑
Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal
objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The
resulting excessive current follow can cause extremely high temperatures
and may result in damage from burns.
❑
Be sure that noting rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that the
cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
❑
Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the floor,
when you use it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do not cover
the AC adapter with papers or other items that will reduce cooling; also, do
not use the AC adapter while it is inside a carrying case.
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Use only the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for use with this
computer. Use of another type of battery or AC adapter may risk fire or
explosion.
❑
Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the voltage
rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power source. 115 V/
60 Hz in most of North and South America and some Far Eastern countries
such as Taiwan. 100 V/50 Hz in eastern Japan and 100 V/60 Hz in western
Japan. 230 V/50 Hz in most of Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
❑
If you use an extension cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total
ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does not
exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
❑
To remove power from the computer, turn it off, remove the battery, and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
❑
To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.
❑
When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
FCC information
Product Name:Satellite A100/ Satellite Pro A100
Model number:PSAA0/ PSAA1
FCC notice “Declaration of Conformity Information”
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, 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.
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❑
❑
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING: Only peripherals complying with the FCC class B limits may
be attached to this equipment. Operation with non-compliant peripherals
or peripherals not recommended by TOSHIBA is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between
the external devices and the computer’s external monitor port, USB port,
serial port, parallel port, PS/2 mouse/keyboard port and microphone
jack. Changes or modifications made to this equipment, not expressly
approved by TOSHIBA or parties authorized by TOSHIBA could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is 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.
Contact
Address:
TOSHIBA America Information Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618-1697
Telephone: (949) 583-3000
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BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only)
EU Declaration of Conformity
TOSHIBA declares, that the product: Satellite A100/Satellite Pro A100 conforms to the following Standards:
Supplementary Information:
“The product complies with the requirements
of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, the
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and/or the
R&TTE Directive 1999/05/EEC.”
This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European
Directives. Responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe, Hammfelddamm
8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
VCCI Class B Information
Canadian Regulatory Information
(Canada Only)
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
Note that Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) regulations provide,
that changes or modifications not expressly approved by TOSHIBA Corporation
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
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This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causng Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exgences du Règlement
sur le matériel brouileur du Canada.
Modem warning notice
Conformity Statement
The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] for panEuropean single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network
(PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different
countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.
In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the first
instance.
Network Compatibility Statement
This product is designed to work with, and is compatible with the following networks. It has been tested to and found to conform with the additional requirements conditional in EG 201 121.
Germany
ATAAB AN005,AN006,AN007,AN009,AN010 and
DE03,04,05,08,09,12,14,17
Greece
ATAAB AN005,AN006 and GR01,02,03,04
Portugal
ATAAB AN001,005,006,007,011 and P03,04,08,10
Spain
ATAAB AN005,007,012, and ES01
Switzerland
ATAAB AN002
All other countries/region
ATAAB AN003,004
Specific switch settings or software setup are required for each network, please
refer to the relevant sections of the user guide for more details.
The hookflash (timed break register recall) function is subject to separate
national type approvals. It has not been tested for conformity to national type
regulations, and no guarantee of successful operation of that specific function on
specific national networks can be given.
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Japan regulations
Region selection
If you are using the computer in Japan, technical regulations described in the
Telecommunications Business Law require that you select the Japan region
mode. It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other selection.
Redial
Up to two redial attempts can be made. If more than two redial attempts are
made, the modem will return Black Listed. If you are experiencing problems
with the Black Listed code, set the interval between redials at one minute or
longer.
Japan’s Telecommunications Business Law permits up to two redials on analogue telephones, but the redials must be made within a total of three minutes.
The internal modem is approved by Japan Approvals Institute for Telecommunications Equipment.
A04-0609001
Pursuant to FCC CFR 47, Part 68:
When you are ready to install or use the modem, call your local telephone company and give them the following information:
❑
The telephone number of the line to which you will connect the modem
❑
The registration number that is located on the device
The FCC registration number of the modem will be found on either the
device which is to be installed, or, if already installed, on the bottom of the
computer outside of the main system label.
❑
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of the modem, which can vary. For
the REN of your modem, refer to your modem’s label.
The modem connects to the telephone line by means of a standard jack called the
USOC RJ11C.
Type of service
Your modem is designed to be used on standard-device telephone lines. Connection to telephone company-provided coin service (central office implemented
systems) is prohibited. Connection to party lines service is subject to state tariffs.
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If you have any questions about your telephone line, such as how many pieces of
equipment you can connect to it, the telephone company will provide this information upon request.
Telephone company procedures
The goal of the telephone company is to provide you with the best service it can.
In order to do this, it may occasionally be necessary for them to make changes in
their equipment, operations, or procedures. If these changes might affect your
service or the operation of your equipment, the telephone company will give you
notice in writing to allow you to make any changes necessary to maintain uninterrupted service.
If problems arise
If any of your telephone equipment is not operating properly, you should immediately remove it from your telephone line, as it may cause harm to the telephone
network. If the telephone company notes a problem, they may temporarily discontinue service. When practical, they will notify you in advance of this disconnection. If advance notice is not feasible, you will be notified as soon as possible.
When you are notified, you will be given the opportunity to correct the problem
and informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC. In the event repairs
are ever needed on your modem, they should be performed by TOSHIBA Corporation or an authorized representative of TOSHIBA Corporation.
Disconnection
If you should ever decide to permanently disconnect your modem from its
present line, please call the telephone company and let them know of this change.
Fax branding
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device 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, other entity or individual
sending the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or such
business, other entity or individual. In order to program this information into
your fax modem, you should complete the setup of your fax software before
sending messages.
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Instructions for IC CS-03 certified equipment
1 The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification
means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate
Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document(s). The Department
does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to
be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The
equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection.
The customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions
may not prevent degradation of service in some situations. Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a representative designated by the
supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or
equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause
to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe
system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or
electrician, as appropriate.
2 The user manual of analog equipment must contain the equipment’s Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) and an explanation notice similar to the following:
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of the modem, which can vary. For
the REN of your modem, refer to your modem’s label.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals
allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an
interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the
requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the
devices does not exceed 5.
3 The standard connecting arrangement (telephone jack type) for this equipment is jack type(s): USOC RJ11C.
The IC registration number of the modem is shown below.
Canada: 4005B-ATHENS
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Notes for Users in Australia and New Zealand
Modem warning notice for Australia
Modems connected to the Australian telecoms network must have a valid Austel
permit. This modem has been designed to specifically configure to ensure compliance with Austel standards when the country/region selection is set to Australia. The use of other country/region setting while the modem is attached to the
Australian PSTN would result in you modem being operated in a non-compliant
manner. To verify that the country/region is correctly set, enter the command ATI
which displays the currently active setting.
To set the country/region permanently to Australia, enter the following command
sequence:
AT%TE=1
ATS133=1
AT&F
AT&W
AT%TE=0
ATZ
Failure to set the modem to the Australia country/region setting as shown above
will result in the modem being operated in a non-compliant manner. Consequently, there would be no permit in force for this equipment and the Telecoms
Act 1991 prescribes a penalty of $12,000 for the connection of non-permitted
equipment.
Notes for use of this device in New Zealand
❑
The grant of a Telepermit for a device in no way indicates Telecom acceptance of responsibility for the correct operation of that device under all operating conditions. In particular the higher speeds at which this modem is
capable of operating depend on a specific network implementation which is
only one of many ways of delivering high quality voice telephony to customers. Failure to operate should not be reported as a fault to Telecom.
❑
In addition to satisfactory line conditions a modem can only work properly
if:
(a) it is compatible with the modem at the other end of the call and
(b) the application using the modem is compatible with the application at
the other end of the call - e.g., accessing the Internet requires suitable
software in addition to a modem.
❑
This equipment shall not be used in any manner which could constitute a
nuisance to other Telecom customers.
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Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom’s PTC Specifications are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this modem. The
associated equipment shall be set to operate within the following limits for
compliance with Telecom Specifications:
(a) There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within
any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and
(b) The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds
between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next.
(c) Automatic calls to different numbers shall be not less than 5 seconds
apart.
❑
Immediately disconnect this equipment should it become physically damaged, and arrange for its disposal or repair.
❑
The correct settings for use with this modem in New Zealand are as follows:
ATB0 (CCITT operation)
AT&G2 (1800 Hz guard tone)
AT&P1 (Decadic dialing make-break ratio = 33%/67%)
ATS0=0 (not auto answer)
ATS10=less than 150 (loss of carrier to hangup delay, factory default of 15
recommended)
ATS11=90 (DTMF dialing on/off duration=90 ms)
ATX2 (Dial tone detect, but not (U.S.A.) call progress detect)
❑
When used in the Auto Answer mode, the S0 register must be set with a
value of 3 or 4. This ensures:
(a) a person calling your modem will hear a short burst of ringing before
the modem answers. This confirms that the call has been successfully
switched through the network.
(b) caller identification information (which occurs between the first and
second ring cadences) is not destroyed.
❑
The preferred method of dialing is to use DTMF tones (ATDT...) as this is
faster and more reliable than pulse (decadic) dialing. If for some reason you
must use decadic dialing, your communications program must be set up to
record numbers using the following translation table as this modem does not
implement the New Zealand “Reverse Dialing” standard.
Number to be dialed: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Number to program into computer: 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Note that where DTMF dialing is used, the numbers should be entered normally.
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❑
The transmit level from this device is set at a fixed level and because of this
there may be circumstances where the performance is less than optimal.
Before reporting such occurrences as faults, please check the line with a
standard Telepermitted telephone, and only report a fault if the phone performance is impaired.
❑
It is recommended that this equipment be disconnected from the Telecom
line during electrical storms.
❑
When relocating the equipment, always disconnect the Telecom line connection before the power connection, and reconnect the power first.
❑
This equipment may not be compatible with Telecom Distinctive Alert
cadences and services such as FaxAbility.
NOTE THAT FAULT CALLOUTS CAUSED BY ANY OF THE
ABOVE CAUSES MAY INCUR A CHARGE FROM TELECOM
General conditions
As required by PTC 100, please ensure that this office is advised of any changes
to the specifications of these products which might affect compliance with the
relevant PTC Specifications.
The grant of this Telepermit is specific to the above products with the marketing
description as stated on the Telepermit label artwork. The Telepermit may not be
assigned to other parties or other products without Telecom approval.
A Telepermit artwork for each device is included from which you may prepare
any number of Telepermit labels subject to the general instructions on format,
size and colour on the attached sheet.
The Telepermit label must be displayed on the product at all times as proof to
purchasers and service personnel that the product is able to be legitimately connected to the Telecom network.
The Telepermit label may also be shown on the packaging of the product and in
the sales literature, as required in PTC 100.
The charge for a Telepermit assessment is $337.50. An additional charge of
$337.50 is payable where an assessment is based on reports against non-Telecom
New Zealand Specifications. $112.50 is charged for each variation when submitted at the same time as the original.
An invoice for $NZ1237.50 will be sent under separate cover.
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Following information is only for EU-member states:
The symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Please ensure this product is properly
disposed as inappropriate waste handling of this product may
cause potential hazards to the environment and human health.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
This symbol may not stick depending on the country and region where
you purchased.
Optical disk drive standards
TOSHIBA Satellite A100/Satellite Pro A100 computer is shipped with one
of the following drives preinstalled: DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or
DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive.
The drive has one of the following labels :
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE1
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Before it is shipped, the Class 1 Laser is certified to meet the United States
Chapter 21 Standards of the Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS 21 CFR).
For any other country, the drive is certified to meet the Class 1 Laser standards of IEC825 and EN60825.
Important Notice
Copyrighted works including, but not limited to music, video, computer program, databases are protected by copyright laws. Unless specifically permitted
under applicable copyright laws, you cannot copy, modify, assign, transmit or
otherwise dispose of any copyrighted work with the consent of the owner of the
copyright. Please take notice that unauthorized copying, modification, assign-
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ment, transmission and disposition may be subject to claims for damages and
penalties.
❑ Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
❑ Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
❑ Use only the power cord indicated in this manual.
❑ Replace only with the same or equivalent type battery recommended by the
manufacturer.
❑ Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
CAUTION: Use only the battery pack that came with the computer or an
optional battery pack. Use of wrong battery could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
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CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive safety
instructions
CAUTIONS: 1. The drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use
of this product, please read this instruction manual
carefully and retain for future reference.
Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an
authorized service location.
2. Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
3. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try
to open the enclosure.
Matsushita UJDA770
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
Panasonic Communications Co.,
LTD 1-62, 4-Chome, Minoshima,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, JAPAN
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Toshiba Samsung TS-L462C
Location of the required label
PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE
MANUFACTURER TO COMPLY WITH
DHHS RULES 21 CFR SUBCHAPTER
J APPLICABLE AT THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE.
MANUFACTURED:
TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE
TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 580,
HORIKAWA-CHO, SAIWAI-KU,
KAWASAKI-SHI, KANAGAWA, 2120013, JAPAN
HLDS GCC-4244A
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITH FDA RADIATION
PERFORMACE STANDARS, 21C CFR
SUBCHAPTER J,
MANUFACTURED:
HITACHI-LG Data Storage
20, YOIDO-DONG, YOUNGDUNGPO-GU,
SEOUL, KOREA
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DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer)
drive safety instructions
CAUTIONS: 1. The drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use
of this product, please read this instruction manual
carefully and retain for future reference.
Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an
authorized service location.
2. Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
3. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try
to open the enclosure.
Matsushita UJ-850B
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
Panasonic Communications Co.,
LTD 1-62, 4-Chome, Minoshima,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, JAPAN
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TEAC DV-W28EB
Location of the required label
CERTIFICATION TISH PRODUCT
COMPLIES WITH DHHS RULES 21
CFR CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J
APPLICABLE DATE OF MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURED:
TEAC CORPORATION
3-7-3 NAKA-CHO, MUSASHINO-SHI,
TOKYO, JAPAN
HDLS GMA-4082N
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
Panasonic Communications Co.,
LTD 1-62, 4-Chome, Minoshima,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, JAPAN
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Pioneer DVR-K16
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
PIONEER CORPORATION 4-1.
Meguro 1-chome, Meguro-ku
TOKYO 153-8654, JAPAN
NEC ND-7550N
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
NEC Solutions
1-10, Nissnin-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo, 1838501, Japan
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CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser
system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read
the instruction manual carefully and keep this
manual for your future reference. In case of any
trouble with this model, please contact your
nearest “AUTHORIZED service station.” To
prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do
not try to open the enclosure.
CLASS 1 LASTER PRODUCT
LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1
PRODUKT
TO EN 60825
ADVERSEL: USYNLIG
LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING,
NÅR SIKKERHEDSAF-BRYDER
ER UDE AF FUNKTION.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR
STRÅLING
VORSICHT: Dieses Gerät enthält ein LaserSystem und ist als “LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1
PRODUKT” klassifiziert. Für den richtigen
Gebrauch dieses Modells lesen Sie bitte die
Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durch und
bewahren diese bitte als Referenz auf. Falls
Probleme mit diesem Modell auftreten, benachrichtigen Sie bitte die nächste “autorisierte
Service-Vertretung”. Um einen direkten Kontakt mit dem Laserstrahl zu vermeiden darf das
Gerät nicht geöffnet werden.
ADVARSEL: Denne męrking er anbragt udvendigt på apparatet og indikerer, at apparatet
arbejder med laserstråler af klasse 1, hviket
betyder, at der anvendes laserstrlier afsvageste
klasse, og at man ikke på apparatets yderside
kan bilve udsat for utilladellg kraftig stråling.
APPARATET BOR KUN ÅBNES AF FAGFOLK
MED SĘRLIGT KENDSKAB TIL APPARATER
MED LASERSTRÅLER!
Indvendigt i apparatet er anbragt den her gengivne advarselsmękning, som advarer imod at
foretage sådanne indgreb i apparatet, at man
kan komme til at udsętte sig for laserstråling.
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OBS! Apparaten innehåller laserkomponent som
avger laserstråining överstigande gränsen för
laserklass 1.
VAROITUS. Suojakoteloa si saa avata. Laite
sisältää laserdiodin, joka lähetää näkymätöntä
silmilie vaarallista lasersäteilyä.
CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED IN
THE OWNER’S MANUAL MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
VORSICHT: DIE VERWENDUNG VON
ANDEREN STEURUNGEN ODER EINSTELLUNGEN ODER DAS DURCHFÜHREN VON
ANDEREN VORGÄNGEN ALS IN DER BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG BESCHRIEBEN KÖNNEN GEFÄHRLICHE
STRAHLENEXPOSITIONEN ZUR FOLGE
HABEN.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Manual contents.......................................................... xxvii
Conventions ............................................................... xxviii
Abbreviations ............................................................ xxviii
Icons ......................................................................... xxviii
Keys.......................................................................... xxviii
Key operation.............................................................. xxix
Display ........................................................................ xxix
Messages ................................................................... xxix
General Precautions
PC card overheating ................................................... xxxi
Mobile phone .............................................................. xxxi
Chapter 1 Introduction
Equipment checklist ...................................................... 1-1
Hardware ..................................................................... 1-1
Software....................................................................... 1-2
Features .......................................................................... 1-3
Processor..................................................................... 1-3
Memory........................................................................ 1-4
Disks ............................................................................ 1-4
Special features ........................................................... 1-10
Utilities .......................................................................... 1-12
Options ......................................................................... 1-13
Chapter 2 The Grand Tour
Front with the display closed ....................................... 2-1
Left side .......................................................................... 2-3
Right side........................................................................ 2-4
Back side ........................................................................ 2-5
Underside ....................................................................... 2-7
Front with the display open .......................................... 2-8
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AV Buttons................................................................... 2-9
System indicators ........................................................ 2-10
USB diskette drive ....................................................... 2-12
Optical Media drive ...................................................... 2-13
Region codes for DVD drives and media................... 2-13
Writable discs ............................................................ 2-13
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive ........................................... 2-14
DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive................ 2-14
AC adaptor.................................................................... 2-16
Chapter 3 Getting Started
Setting up your work space .......................................... 3-2
General conditions....................................................... 3-2
Placement of computer................................................ 3-2
Seating and posture..................................................... 3-3
Lighting ........................................................................ 3-4
Work habits.................................................................. 3-4
Connecting the AC adaptor .......................................... 3-5
Opening the display....................................................... 3-6
Turning on the power .................................................... 3-6
Starting up for the first time.......................................... 3-7
Turning off the power .................................................... 3-7
Shut Down mode (Boot mode) .................................... 3-7
Hibernation mode ........................................................ 3-8
Starting Hibernation ..................................................... 3-9
Automatic Hibernation ................................................. 3-9
Standby mode.............................................................. 3-9
Restarting the computer ............................................. 3-11
Recovering Express Media Player Software ............. 3-11
Using the Express Media Player Software Backup CD 312
Restoring the preinstalled software from the Product Recovery Media ................................................................ 3-13
Chapter 4 Operating Basics
Using the Touch Pad/Lux Pad ...................................... 4-1
Using the USB diskette drive ........................................ 4-3
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Connecting 3 1/2" diskette drive .................................. 4-3
Disconnecting 3 1/2" diskette drive.............................. 4-4
Using optical media drives ........................................... 4-4
Loading discs............................................................... 4-5
Removing discs ........................................................... 4-7
AV Button function (Provided with some models)........ 4-9
Express Media Player .................................................... 4-9
Writing CDs on CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive .................... 4-10
Important message (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive) ......... 4-10
Before writing or rewriting .......................................... 4-10
When writing or rewriting ........................................... 4-11
Disclaimer (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive) ....................... 4-12
Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer)
drive .............................................................................. 4-12
Important message (DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer)
drive).......................................................................... 4-12
Before writing or rewriting .......................................... 4-13
When writing or rewriting ........................................... 4-15
Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive) 416
RecordNow! Basic for TOSHIBA ............................... 4-16
Data Verification ........................................................ 4-17
DLA for TOSHIBA...................................................... 4-17
Video.......................................................................... 4-18
When using WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum: ................. 4-18
Media care .................................................................... 4-21
CD/DVDs ................................................................... 4-21
Diskettes .................................................................... 4-22
Using the microphone ................................................. 4-22
Modem .......................................................................... 4-23
Region selection ........................................................ 4-23
Properties menu ........................................................ 4-24
Wireless communications........................................... 4-26
Wireless LAN ............................................................. 4-26
Wireless communication Indicator ............................. 4-28
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LAN................................................................................ 4-28
Connecting LAN cable ............................................... 4-28
Disconnecting LAN cable........................................... 4-29
Cleaning the computer ................................................ 4-30
Moving the computer................................................... 4-30
Heat dispersal .............................................................. 4-31
Chapter 5 The Keyboard
Typewriter keys .............................................................. 5-1
F1 ... F12 function keys ................................................. 5-2
Soft keys: Fn key combinations ................................... 5-2
Emulating keys on enhanced keyboard....................... 5-2
Hot keys....................................................................... 5-3
Fn Sticky key ............................................................... 5-7
Windows special keys ................................................... 5-7
Keypad overlay .............................................................. 5-7
Turning on the overlays ............................................... 5-7
Arrow mode ................................................................. 5-8
Numeric mode ............................................................. 5-8
Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) ........ 5-8
Temporarily using overlay (overlay off)........................ 5-9
Temporarily changing modes ...................................... 5-9
Generating ASCII characters ........................................ 5-9
Chapter 6 Power and Power-Up Modes
Power conditions ........................................................... 6-1
Power indicators ............................................................ 6-3
Battery indicator........................................................... 6-3
DC IN indicator ............................................................ 6-3
Power indicator ............................................................ 6-4
Battery types .................................................................. 6-4
Battery ......................................................................... 6-4
Real time clock battery ................................................ 6-5
Care and use of the battery pack ................................. 6-5
Safety precautions ....................................................... 6-5
Charging the batteries ................................................. 6-8
Monitoring battery capacity........................................ 6-10
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Maximizing battery operating time ............................. 6-11
Retaining data with power off .................................... 6-12
Extending battery life ................................................. 6-12
Replacing the battery pack ......................................... 6-13
Removing the battery pack ........................................ 6-13
Installing the battery pack .......................................... 6-15
Starting the computer by password........................... 6-15
Power-up modes........................................................ 6-16
Windows utilities ........................................................ 6-16
Hot keys..................................................................... 6-16
Panel power on/off..................................................... 6-16
System Auto Off......................................................... 6-16
Chapter 7 HW Setup and Passwords
HW Setup ........................................................................ 7-1
Accessing HW Setup ................................................... 7-1
HW Setup window ....................................................... 7-2
Chapter 8 Optional Devices
Cards/memory ............................................................. 8-1
Power devices ............................................................. 8-1
Peripheral devices ....................................................... 8-1
Other............................................................................ 8-1
PC cards ......................................................................... 8-2
Installing a PC card...................................................... 8-2
Removing a PC card.................................................... 8-3
Express Card.................................................................. 8-4
Installing an Express Card........................................... 8-4
Removing an Express Card......................................... 8-5
Multiple Digital Media Card Slot (Supported with some
models) ........................................................................... 8-6
Installing a SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card ................... 8-6
Removing a SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card ................. 8-7
Memory expansion ........................................................ 8-8
Installing memory module............................................ 8-8
Removing memory module........................................ 8-10
Additional battery pack (4 Cell, 6 Cell and 8 Cell ).... 8-11
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Additional AC adaptor ................................................. 8-11
USB FDD Kit ................................................................. 8-11
External monitor .......................................................... 8-11
Television ..................................................................... 8-13
i.LINK (IEEE1394) ......................................................... 8-13
Precautions................................................................ 8-14
Connecting................................................................. 8-14
Disconnecting ............................................................ 8-15
Security lock................................................................. 8-15
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting
Problem solving process .............................................. 9-1
Preliminary checklist .................................................... 9-1
Analyzing the problem ................................................. 9-2
Hardware and system checklist ................................... 9-3
System start-up............................................................ 9-3
Self test........................................................................ 9-4
Power........................................................................... 9-4
Password ..................................................................... 9-7
Keyboard ..................................................................... 9-7
LCD panel.................................................................... 9-7
Hard disk drive............................................................. 9-8
..................................................................................... 9-8
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive ............................................. 9-9
DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive................ 9-11
Diskette drive ............................................................. 9-12
Pointing device .......................................................... 9-13
Touch Pad ................................................................. 9-13
USB mouse................................................................ 9-14
PC card...................................................................... 9-15
SD/MS/MMC/xD card ................................................ 9-16
Monitor....................................................................... 9-16
Sound system ............................................................ 9-17
TV output signal......................................................... 9-17
USB ........................................................................... 9-18
Modem....................................................................... 9-19
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Standby/Hibernation .................................................. 9-20
LAN............................................................................ 9-21
Wireless LAN ............................................................. 9-21
i.LINK (IEEE1394) ..................................................... 9-21
TOSHIBA support ........................................................ 9-22
Before you call ........................................................... 9-22
Appendix
Appendix A
Specifications................................................................. A-1
Appendix B
Display Controller and Modes ...................................... B-1
Appendix C
AT Commands................................................................ C-1
Appendix D
S-registers ...................................................................... D-1
Appendix E
V.90/V.92 ......................................................................... E-1
Appendix F
Internal Modem Guide ....................................................F-1
Appendix G
Wireless LAN .................................................................. G-1
Appendix H
AC Power Cord and Connectors .................................. H-1
Glossary
Abbreviations ......................................................Glossary-
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of the TOSHIBA Satellite A100/Satellite Pro
A100 computer. This powerful, lightweight notebook computer is designed to
provide years of reliable, high-performance computing.
This manual tells how to set up and begin using your Satellite A100/ Satellite Pro
A100 computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.
If you are a new user of computers or if you’re new to portable computing, first
read over the Introduction and The Grand Tour chapters to familiarize yourself
with the computer’s features, components and accessory devices. Then read Getting Started for step-by-step instructions on setting up your computer.
If you are an experienced computer user, please continue reading the preface to
learn how this manual is organized, then become acquainted with this manual by
browsing through its pages. Be sure to look over the Special features section of
the Introduction, to learn about features that are uncommon or unique to the
computers and carefully read HW Setup and Passwords. If you are going to
install PC cards or connect external devices such as a printer, be sure to read
Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Manual contents
This manual is composed of nine chapters, nine appendixes, a glossary, and an
index.
Chapter 1, Introduction, is an overview of the computer’s features, capabilities,
and options.
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour, identifies the components of the computer and
briefly explains how they function.
Chapter 3, Getting Started, provides a quick overview of how to begin operating
your computer and gives tips on safety and designing your work area.
Chapter 4, Operating Basics, includes tips on care of the computer and on using
the Touch Pad, optical media drive, external diskette drive, Wireless LAN,
LANs, Audio/Video controls and internal modem.
Chapter 5, The Keyboard, describes special keyboard functions including the
keypad overlay and hot keys.
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Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, gives details on the computer’s power
resources and battery save modes.
Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords, explains how to configure the computer
using the HW Setup program. It also tells how to set a password.
Chapter 8, Optional Devices, describes the optional hardware available.
Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, provides helpful information on how to perform
some diagnostic tests, and suggests courses of action if the computer doesn’t
seem to be working properly.
The Appendixes provide technical information about your computer.
The Glossary defines general computer terminology and includes a list of acronyms used in the text.
The Index quickly directs you to the information contained in this manual.
Conventions
This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight terms
and operating procedures.
Abbreviations
On first appearance, and whenever necessary for clarity, abbreviations are
enclosed in parentheses following their definition. For example: Read Only
Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary.
Icons
Icons identify ports, dials, and other parts of your computer. The indicator panel
also uses icons to identify the components it is providing information on.
Keys
The keyboard keys are used in the text to describe many computer operations. A
distinctive typeface identifies the kejy top symbols as they appear on the keyboard. For example, Enter identifies the Enter key.
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Key operation
Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys. We identify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus sign (+). For
example, Ctrl + C means you must hold down Ctrl and at the same time press C.
If three keys are used, hold down the first two and at the same time press the
third.
ABC
When procedures require an action such as clicking an icon or entering
text, the icon’s name or the text you are to type in is represented in the
type face you see to the left.
Display
ABC
Names of Windows or icons or text generated by the computer that
appears on its display screen is presented in the type face you see to the
left.
Messages
Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below.
CAUTION: Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use
of equipment or failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or
damage your equipment.
NOTE: Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make
best use of your equipment.
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TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be observed
to further reduce the risk of personal injury, damage to the computer or impared
performance.
Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions
included in the text of the manual.
Stress injury
Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort. It contains information on prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists than can be caused
by extensive keyboard use. Chapter 3, Getting Started, also includes information
on work space design, posture and lighting that can help reduce physical stress.
Heat injury
◆
Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is used
for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the temperature
will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical contact with the computer for a long time (if you rest the computer on your lap, or if you keep
your hands on the palm rest, for example) your skin might suffer low-heat
injury.
◆
If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with the
metal plate supporting the I/O ports. It can become hot.
◆
The surface of the AC adaptor can become hot when in use. This condition
does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the AC adaptor, disconnect it and let it cool before moving it.
◆
Do not lay the AC adaptor on a material that is sensitive to heat. The material could be damaged.
Pressure or impact damage
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to strong impact.
Excessive pressure or impact can cause damage to computer components or otherwise cause malfunctions.
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PC card overheating
Some PC cards can become hot with prolonged use. Overheating of a PC card
can result in errors or instability in the PC card operation. Also be careful when
you remove a PC card that has been used for a long time.
Mobile phone
Use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio system. Computer opreation is
not impaired but it is recommended that a distance of 30 cm be maintained
between the computer and a mobile phone in use.
Central Processing Unit (“CPU”) Performance
Disclaimer
CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications under
the following conditions:
◆ Use of certain peripheral products
◆ Use of battery power instead of AC power
◆ Use of certain multimedia, computer generated graphics or video applications
◆ Use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
◆ Use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided design
applications
◆ Use of several applications or functionalities simultaneously
◆ Use of computer in areas with low air pressure (high altitude > 1,000 meters
or > 3,280 feet above sea level)
◆ Use of the computer at temperatures outside the range of 5°C to 30°C (41°F
to 86°F) or > 25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are
approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer model please refer to your Resource Guide or visit the Toshiba website at
www.pcsupport.toshiba.com for details).
CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically shut-down.
This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk of lost data or
damage to the product when used outside recommended conditions. To avoid
risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data by periodically storing it on
an external storage medium. For optimum performance, use your computer product only under recommended conditions. Read additional restrictions in bundled
documents. Contact TOSHIBA Service and Support for more information.
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Wireless LAN/Atheros
Non-applicable Icons
Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product series. Your selected model may not have all
the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches
shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all those features.
Wireless LAN/Atheros
For 802.11a, b and g
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which
wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and configuration, and
client design and software/hardware configurations.
The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum
speed.
For Atheros
To use the Atheros SuperAG™ or SuperG™ function, your client and
access point must support the corresponding feature. Performance of these
functions may vary depending on the format of data transmitted.
LCD
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer, the brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic characteristic of LCD
technology.
Copy Protection
Copy protection technology included in certain media may prevent or limit
recording or viewing of the media.
HDD Drive Capacity
1 Gigabyte(GB) means 1000x1000x1000=1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of
10. The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using
powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB=1024x1024x1024=1,073,741,824 bytes,
and therefore may show less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will
also be less if the product includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications,
or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
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SRS
SRS audio enhancements are available in the Microsoft Windows
operation system only.
Images
All images are simulated for purposes of illustration.
Express Media Player
The Express Media Player is not a Windows based application. Battery life will
be less than when using similar applications in the Windows Operating System.
LCD Brightness and Eye Strain
Your LCD display has a brightness approaching that of a TV device. We recommend that you adjust the brightness of your LCD to a comfortable level to prevent possible strain on your eyes.
Graphics Processing Unit (“GPU”) Performance Disclaimer
The graphics processing unit ("GPU") performance may vary depending on
product model, design configuration, applications, power management settings
and features utilized.
GPU performance is only optimized when operating in AC power mode and may
decrease considerably when operating in battery power mode.
Main Memory Disclaimer
The graphics system in your computer may use part of the main system memory
for graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of system memory
available for other computing activities. The amount of system memory allocated
to support graphics may vary depending on the graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other factors.
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Introduction
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and it identifies the computer’s
features, options and accessories.
CAUTION: Some of the features described in this manual may not
function properly if you use an operating system that was not preinstalled by TOSHIBA.
Equipment checklist
Carefully unpack your computer. Save the box and packing materials for future
use.
Hardware
Check to make sure you have all the following items:
❑
Satellite A100/Satellite Pro A100 Portable Personal Computer
❑
Universal AC adaptor and power cord
❑
USB diskette drive (Provided with some models)
❑
Modular cable (Provided with some models)
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Software
Windows XP Professional/Home Edition Service Pack 2
◆
The following software is preinstalled:
• Microsoft® Windows XP Home Edition, Professional
• Modem Driver
• Display Drivers for Windows
• TOSHIBA Utilities
• Wireless LAN driver (Can be used only for Wireless LAN models)
• Sound Driver for Windows
• DVD Video Player
• LAN Drivers
• Pointing Device Driver
• TOSHIBA Power Saver
• TOSHIBA User’s Manual
• TOSHIBA Assist
• TOSHIBA ConfigFree
• TOSHIBA Touch Pad On/Off Utility
• TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool
• TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
• TOSHIBA Controls
• TOSHIBA Virtual Sound
◆
Documentation:
• Satellite A100/Satellite Pro A100 Resorce Guide
• Microsoft Windows XP manual package
• Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort
• End User License Agreement
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Features
The computer uses TOSHIBA’s advanced Large Scale Integration (LSI), Comple-mentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology extensively to
provide compact size, minimum weight, low power usage, and high reliability.
This computer incorporates the following features and benefits:
Processor
Built-in
Built-in
The computer is equipped with a Dothan processor, ondie 32KB instruction L1 cache and 2MB L2 cache
memory.
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 725
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 760
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 770
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 780
The computer is equipped with a Dothan based Celeron
M processor, on-die 32KB instruction L1 cache and
1MB L2 cache memory.
Intel® Celeron® M Processor 370
Intel® Celeron® M Processor 380
Intel® Celeron® M Processor 390
Note: Intel® Pentium® M Processor and Intel®
Celeron® M Processor can support ExecuteDisable Bit.
This function is available when it is setting to Available on BIOS setup menu (Default setting is NotAvailable). You can enter BIOS setup menu when you
turn on the power with pressing ESC key.
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Memory
Slots
PC4200 256 MB or 512 MB or 1024 MB memory modules can be installed in the two memory slots for a maximum of 2048 MB system memory.
Level 2 cache
A 1 MB (Intel® Celeron® M)/A 2 MB (Intel® Pentium® M) level 2 cache is provided to maximize performance.
Up to 128 MB of RAM is provided for video display.
Up to 128 MB integrated solution shares with main
memory for intel 915GM.
External 64/128/256MB VGA DDR RAM for ATI
Mobility® RADEON® X600SE/X700.(Depending on
model you purchased)
Video RAM
Disks
Hard disk drive
The computer has an integrated, 2 1/2" hard disk drive
(HDD) for nonvolatile storage of data and software. It
comes in the following sizes.
• 40 GB (37.26 billion bytes)
• 60 GB (55.89 billion bytes)
• 80 GB (74.52 billion bytes)
• 100 GB (93.15 billion bytes)
Diskette drive
CD-RW/DVDROM drive
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• 120 GB (111.78 billion bytes)
3 1/2" 1.44-megabyte or 720-kilobyte connects to the
USB port. (Windows® XP does not support 720-kilobyte diskettes.)
Some models are equipped with a full-size, CD-RW/
DVD-ROM drive module that lets you run CD/DVDs
without using an adaptor. It reads DVD-ROMs at maximum 8 speed and CD-ROMs at maximum 24 speed. It
writes CD-R at up to 24 speed and CD-RW at up to 24
speed. See Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for details. For
reading, this drive supports the same formats as the
DVD-ROM drive.
Features
Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD Super
Multi (+- R Double Layer) drive module that lets you
record data to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either
12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using
an adaptor. It reads DVD-ROMs at maximum 8 speed
and CD-ROMs at maximum 24 speed. It writes CD-R at
up to 24 speed, CD-RW at up to 16 speed, DVD-R at up
to 8 speed and DVD-RW at maximum 6 speed and
DVD-RAM at maximum 5 speed. DVD+R at up to 8
speed and DVD+RW at up to 8 speed. DVD+R DL at up
to 4 speed and DVD-R DL at up to 4 speed. This drive
supports the same formats as the DVD-ROM drive.
• DVD-ROM
• DVD-Video
• DVD-R
•
DVD-RW
• DVD+R
•
DVD+RW
• DVD-RAM
• DVD+R DL
• DVD-R DL
• CD-DA
• CD-Text
• Photo CD (single/multi-session)
• CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
• CD-ROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
• Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
• CD-G (Audio CD only)
• Addressing Method 2
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Display
The computer’s LCD panel supports high-resolution video graphics. The screen
can be set at a wide range of viewing angles for maximum comfort and readability.
Built-in Thin-film transistor color LCD is available in three
sizes:
• 15.4" WXGA, 1280 horizontal x 800 vertical pixels
Graphics controller
• 15.4" WXGA-CSV, 1280 horizontal x 800 vertical pixels
Graphics controller maximizes display performance.
Refer to Appendix B for more information.
Keyboard
Built-in
85 keys or 86 keys, compatible with IBM® enhanced
keyboard, embedded numeric overlay, dedicated cursor
control,
and
keys. See Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details.
Pointing Device
Built-in
A Touch Pad/Lux Pad and control buttons in the palm
rest enable control of the on-screen pointer.
Power
Battery pack
AC adaptor
The computer is powered by one rechargeable lithiumion battery pack.
The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time Clock
(RTC) and calendar.
The universal AC adaptor provides power to the system
and recharges the batteries when they are low. It comes
with a detachable power cord. Because it is universal, it
can receive a range of AC voltage between 100 and 240
volts.
Headphone
Microphone
Enables connection of a stereo headphone.
Enables connection of a monaural microphone.
RTC battery
Ports
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Universal Serial Bus
(USB2.0)
i.LINK™
(IEEE 1394)
Video Out Jack
15-pin, analog VGA port supports VESA DDC2B compatible functions.
Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) enables chain connection of a number of USB-equipped devices to one port
on your computer.
This port enables high-speed data transfer directly from
external devices such as digital video camera.
(Provided with some models)
This S-Video out port lets you transfer NTSC or PAL
data to external devices.
Slots
PC card
Multiple Digital
Media Card
Express card
A PC card slot accommodates:
One 5 mm Type II card
Refer to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, for details
This slot lets you easily transfer data from devices, such
as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants, that
use flash memory (SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD memory
cards). (Provided with some models)
This slot allows you to install a Express Card™/34 or
Express Card™/54 to expand functionality.
(Provided with some models)
Multimedia
Sound System
S-Video Out Port
Sound Blaster™ Pro™ and Windows Sound System
compatible sound system provides internal speaker as
well as jacks for an external microphone and headphone. It also has a volume control dial.
This S-Video out port lets you transfer NTSC or PAL
data to external devices. See Chapter 8, Television, for
details.
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Communications
Modem
LAN
Wireless LAN
An internal modem provides capability for data and fax
communication. It supports V.90 (V.92). Refer to V.90
section in Appendix E. The speed of date transfer and
fax depends on analog telephone line conditions. It has a
modem jack for connecting to a telephone line. It is preinstalled as a standard device in some markets. Both of
V.90 and V.92 are supported only in USA, Canada and
Australia. Only V.90 is available in other regions.
The computer is equipped with a LAN card that supports Ethernet LAN (10 Mbit/s, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s, 100BASE-TX). It is preinstalled
as a standard device in some markets. (depend on model
you purchased)
Some computers in this series are equipped with a Wireless LAN mini card that is compatible with other LAN
systems based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum/
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio
technology that complies with the IEEE 802.11 Standard (Revision A, B and G), and Turbo Mode.
• Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the
transmit range of 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbit/s
(Revision A/B, B/G, A/B/G combo type).
• Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the
transmit range of 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbit/s (Revision B).
• Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the
transmit range of 108, 96, 72, 48, 36, 24, 18, and 12
Mbit/s (Turbo Mode, Revision A/B/G combo type).
• Frequency Channel Selection (5 GHz: Revision A/2.4
GHz: Revision B/G).
• Roaming over multiple channels.
• Card Power Management.
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• Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption,
based on 128 bit encryption algorithm(Intel module
type).
Wireless Communication Switch
• Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption, based on 256 bit encryption algorithm (Atheros
module type).
This switch turns the Wireless LAN and Blurtooth function on and off. (Provided with some models)
Security
Security lock slot
Connects an optional security lock to anchor the computer to a desk or other large object.
Software
Operating System
TOSHIBA Utilities
Plug and Play
Windows® XP Professional or Home Edition is available. Refer to the preinstalled software section at the
front of this chapter.
A number of utilities and drivers are preinstalled to
make your computer more convenient to use. Refer to
the Utilities section in this chapter.
When you connect an external device to the computer or
when you install a component, Plug and Play capability
enables the system to recognize the connection and
make the necessary configurations automatically.
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• Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption,
based on 152 bit encryption algorithm (Atheros module type).
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Special features
The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use.
Hot keys Key combinations let you quickly modify the system
configuration directly from the keyboard without running a system configuration program.
Display automatic This feature automatically cuts off power to the internal
power off display when there is no keyboard input for a time specified. Power is restored when any key is pressed. You
can specify the time in the Monitor power off item of
the Basic Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
HDD automatic This feature automatically cuts off power to the hard
power off disk drive when it is not accessed for a time specified.
Power is restored when the hard disk is accessed. You
can specify the time in the HDD Power off item of the
Basic Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
System automatic This feature automatically shuts down the system in
Standby/Hiberna- standby mode or Hibernation mode when there is no
tion input or hardware access for a time specified. You can
specify the time and select either System Standby or
System hibernation in the System standby and System
item of the Basic Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
Keypad overlay A ten-key pad is integrated into the keyboard. Refer to
the Keypad overlay section in Chapter 5, The Keyboard,
for instructions on using the keypad overlay.
Power on password Two levels of password security, supervisor and user,
are available to prevent unauthorized access to your
computer.
Instant security A hot key function blanks the screen and disables the
computer providing data security.
Intelligent power A microprocessor in the computer’s intelligent power
supply supply detects the battery’s charge and calculates the
remaining battery capacity. It also protects electronic
components from abnormal conditions, such as voltage
overload from an AC adaptor. You can monitor remaining battery capacity. Use the Battery remaining item in
TOSHIBA Power Saver.
Battery save mode This feature lets you save battery power. You can specify the Power Save Mode in the Profile item in
TOSHIBA Power Saver.
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Low battery automatic hibernation
Heat dispersal
Hibernation
Standby
This feature turns power to the computer off when the
display panel is closed and turns it back on when the
panel is opened. You can specify the setting in the When
I close the lid item of the Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA
Power Saver.
When battery power is exhausted to the point that computer operation cannot be continued, the system automatically enters Hibernation and shuts down. You can
specify the setting in the Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA
Power Saver.
To protect from overheating, the CPU has an internal
temperature sensor. If the computer’s internal temperature rises to a certain level, the cooling fan is turned on
or the processing speed is lowered. Use the Cooling
Method item of the Basic Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power
Saver.
Maximum
Turns on fan first, then if necessary
Performance
lowers CPU processing speed.
Battery
Lowers the CPU processing speed
optimized
first, then if necessary turns on the
fan.
This feature lets you turn off the power without exiting
from your software. The contents of main memory are
saved to the hard disk, when you turn on the power
again, you can continue working right where you left
off. Refer to the Turning off the power section in Chapter 3, Getting Started, for details.
If you have to interrupt your work, you can turn off the
power without exiting from your software. Data is
maintained in the computer’s main memory. When you
turn on the power again, you can continue working right
where you left off.
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Utilities
This section describes preinstalled utilities and tells how to start them. For details
on operations, refer to each utility’s online manual, help files or readme.txt files.
TOSHIBA Assist TOSHIBA Assist is a graphical user interface that provides easy access to help and services.
TOSHIBA Power To access this power savings management program,
Saver click the Control Panel and select the TOSHIBA Power
Saver icon.
HW Setup This program lets you customize your hardware settings
according to the way you work with your computer and
the peripherals you use. To start the utility, click the
Windows Start button and click Control Panel. In the
Control Panel, select the TOSHIBA HW Setup icon.
Fn-esse This Windows program lets you define your own “shortcut” keys to quickly launch applications and speed your
work in Windows. To start the utility, click the Windows
Start button, point to All Programs, point to TOSHIBA,
point to Utilities and click Fn-esse.
DVD Video Player The DVD Video Player is used to play DVD-Video. It
has an on-screen interface and functions. Click Start,
point to All Programs, point to InterVideo WinDVD,
then click InterVideo WinDVD.
TOSHIBA Zoom- This utility allows you to enlarge or reduce the icon size
ing Utility on the desktop or the application window.
RecordNow! Basic You can create CD/DVDs in several formats including
for TOSHIBA audio CDs that can be played on a standard stereo CD
player and data CD/DVDs to store the files and folderson your hard disk drive. This software can be used on a
model with CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, DVD-R/-RW
drive, DVD+-R/+-RW drive and DVD Super Multi
drive.
DLA for TOSHIBA DLA (Drive Letter Access) is the packet writing software which provides the function which writes files
and/or folders to DVD+RW, DVD-RW or CD-RW disc
via a drive letter like a floppy disk or other removable
disks.
TOSHIBA PC Diag- TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool displays the basic infornostic Tool mation on PC, and the test of built-in devices can also
be performed. You can boot TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic
Tool from the menu bar as follows [Start] - [All Programs] - [TOSHIBA] -[Utilities] [PC Diagnostic Tool]
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Options
Lux pad
TOSHIBA Touch
Pad On/Off Utility
TOSHIBA Controls
TOSHIBA Vitrtual
Sound
ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of
communication device and network connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between
location and communication networks.
You can boot ConfigFree from the menu bar as follows.
[Start] - [All Programs] - [TOSHIBA]-[Networking][ConfigFree]
The DualMode TouchPad is a TouchPad that provides
normal Synaptics features in its default mode and
switches to a DualMode interface when the upper right
corner of the TouchPad is tapped. Tapping the same corner again will revert to normal pointing mode.
Note: The volume control on the right side of
the Touch Pad and print button may not function with some applications.
Pressing Fn+F9 in a windows environment enables or
disables the Touch Pad function. When you press these
hot keys, the current setting will change and be displayed as an icon.
This utility lets you customize Internet button and CD/
DVD button: you can assign applications or several
actions to these buttons (Internet default browser and
CD/DVD are assigned to each button by default).
TOSHIBA Virtual Sound works as the audio filter using
SRS TruSurround XT, SRS WOW HD and SRS Circle
Surround Xtract functions provided by SRS Labs, Inc.
in United States. The audio filter enables you to enjoy
the sound and music of better quality on your computer.
Options
You can add a number of options to make your computer even more powerful
and convenient to use. The following options are available:
Memory expansion Two memory expansion slots are available for installing
256 MB or 512 MB or 1024 MB memory modules. The
modules are PC4200, 200-pin, SO Dual In-line (SODIMM).
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Battery pack
AC adaptor
USB diskette drive
Security lock
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An additional battery pack 4 cells Type (TBD), 6 cells
Type (TBD), 8 cells Type (TBD) can be purchased from
your TOSHIBA dealer. The battery pack is identical to
the one that came with your computer. Use it as a spare
or replacement.
If you use your computer at more than one site, it may
be convenient to purchase an additional AC adaptor for
each site so you will not have to carry the adaptor with
you.
A 3 1/2" diskette drive accommodates 1.44-megabyte or
720-kilobyte diskettes. It connects to a USB port. (Windows® XP does not support 720-kilobyte diskettes.)
A slot is available to attach a security cable to the computer to deter theft.
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Front with the display closed
Figure 2-1 shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the closed position.
MULTIPLE
MULTIPLE
DIGITAL MEDIA
DIGITAL MEDIA
CARD SLOT
CARD INDICATOR
SYSTEM INDICATORS
MICROPHONE
DISPLAY LATCH
HEADPHONE VOLUME CONTROL
Figure 2-1 Front of the computer with display closed
Display latch
Volume control
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
This latch secures the LCD panel in its closed position.
Slide the latch to open the display.
Use this dial to adjust the volume of the system speaker
and headphones.
A standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables connection of a monaural microphone or other device for
audio input.
A standard 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables connection of a stereo headphone (16 ohm minimum) or
other device for audio output. When you connect headphones, the internal speaker is automatically disabled.
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This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer.
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Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
Slide the cover toward the medium to access the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot of your computer. This slot
lets you easily transfer data from devices, such as digital
camera and PDA, that use flash memory (SD/MS/MS
Pro/MMC/xD memory cards). (Provided with some
models)
CAUTION: Keep foreign objects out of the Multiple Digital Media
Card Slot. A pin or similar object can damage the computer’s circuitry.
Multiple Digital
Media Card
Indicator
System Indicators
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This LED glows blue when the computer is accessing
the memory card. (Provided with some models)
Four LEDs let you monitor the DC IN, Power status,
Main battery and Disk. Details are in the System indicators sections.
Left side
Left side
Figure 2-2 shows the computer’s left side.
VIDEO-OUT JACK
FAN VENT
SLOT
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II.LINK
EXTERNAL
EXPRESS CARD
(IEEE 1394) PORT
PC CARD
MONITOR PORT
SLOT
Figure 2-2 The left side of the computer
External monitor
port
Fan vent
This 15-pin port lets you connect an external monitor.
Provides air flow for the fan.
CAUTION: Be careful not to block the fan vent. Also be careful to
keep foreign objects out of the vents. A pin or similar object can
damage the computer’s circuitry.
Video-out jack
i.LINK (IEEE
1394) Port
Plug a 4-pin S-Video connector into this jack.
Connect an external device, such as a digital video camera to this port for high-speed data transfer. Some models are equipped with a i.LINK port. (Provided with
some models)
Note: When multiple IEEE1394 devices are connected to a PC, the
devices may not correctly be identified. This problem may occur
when Windows® XP is restarted while the devices are connected or
when the power to the IEEE1394 devices is turned on before the PC
is turned on. If it occurs, disconnect the IEEE1394 cables and then
reconnect them..
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PC Card Slot
The PC card slot can accommodate one 5 mm PC card
(Type II). The slot supports 16-bit PC card and 32-bit
CardBus PC card.
CAUTION: Keep foreign objects out of the PC card slot. A pin or
similar object can damage the computer’s circuitry
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Express Card
The computer provides Express Card slot on its left
side, which allows you to install an additional Express
card. (Provided with some models)
Right side
Figure 2-3 shows the computer’s right side.
WIRLESS
COMMUNICATION SWITCH
USB PORTS
SECURITY LOCK SLOT
OPTICAL MEDIA DRIVE
MODEM JACK
Figure 2-3 The right side of the computer
Universal Serial
Bus Ports
The two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports comply with
USB Serial 2.0 standards, which enables data transfer
speeds 40 times faster than the USB 1.1 standards. (The
ports also support USB 1.1)
CAUTION: Keep foreign objects out of the USB connectors. A pin
or similar object can damage the computer’s circuitry.
Note: Operation of all functions of all USB devices has not been
confirmed. some functions might not execute properly.
Optical Media
Drive
Modem jack
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A DVD-ROM drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive,
DVD+-R/+-RW drive, DVD Super Multi drive.
In areas where an internal modem is installed as standard equipment, there is a modem jack that lets you use
a modular cable to connect the modem directly to a telephone line. The modem is not supported in some marketing regions.
Back side
Wirless communication switch
Security lock slot
Slide this switch toward the right of the computer to turn
on Wireless communication. Slide it toward the left of
the computer to turn off the functions. (Provided with
some models)
A security cable attaches to this slot. The optional security cable anchors your computer to a desk or other large
object to deter theft.
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Back side
Figure 2-4 shows the computer’s back side.
LAN JACK
USB PORTS
DC IN 19V
Figure 2-4 The computer’s back side
Universal Serial
Bus Ports
The two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports comply with
USB Serial 2.0 standards, which enables data transfer
speeds 40 times faster than the USB 1.1 standards. (The
ports also support USB 1.1)
CAUTION: Keep foreign objects out of the USB connectors. A pin
or similar object can damage the computer’s circuitry.
Note: Operation of all functions of all USB devices has not been
confirmed. some functions might not execute properly.
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This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor has
built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per
second, 100BASE-Tx). The LAN has two indicators.
See Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for detailes.
The AC adaptor connects to this socket. Use only the
model of AC adaptor that comes with the computer.
Using the wrong adaptor can damage your computer.
Underside
Underside
Figure 2-5 shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the display is closed
before turning over your computer.
BATTERY PACK
LOCK
BATTERY PACK
BATTERY
RELEASE LATCH
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MEMORY
MODULE COVER
Figure 2-5 The underside of the computer
Battery pack
Battery pack
cover latch
Battery lock
Memory module
cover
The battery pack powers the computer when the AC
adaptor is not connected. The Batteries section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, describes how to
access the battery pack. Additional battery packs can be
purchased from your TOSHIBA dealer to extend the
computer’s battery operating time.
Slide this latch to release the battery pack.
This latch moves only when the computer is upside
down.
Slide the battery pack lock to unlocked position to free
the battery latch.
This cover protects two memory module sockets. One
or two modules are preinstalled.
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Front with the display open
Figure 2-6 shows the front of the computer with the display open. To open the
display, slide the display latch on the front of the computer and lift the display
up. Position the display at a comfortable viewing angle.
DISPLAY SCREEN
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DISPLAY HINGE
STEREO SPEAKER
(RIGHT)
DISPLAY HINGE
TOUCH PAD
STEREO SPEAKER
(LEFT)
POWER
TOUCH PAD
CONTROL BUTTONS
BUTTON
INTERNET
BUTTON
CD/DVD BUTTON
SYSTEM
INDICATORS
Figure 2-6 The front with the display open
Display screen
Display Hinge
Stereo Speaker
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The full-color LCD displays high-contrast text and
graphics The computer’s LCD consist of one of below:
15.4" WXGA, 1280 horizontal x 800 vertical pixels.
15.4" WXGA-CSV, 1280 horizontal x 800 vertical pixels.
The computer has a Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) display.
Refer to Appendix B.
When the computer operates on power through the AC
adaptor, the display screen’s image will be somewhat
brighter than when it operates on battery power. The
lower brightness level is intended to save battery power.
The display hinge holds the display screen at easy-toview angles.
The speaker emits sound generated by your software as
well as audio alarms, such as low battery condition, generated by the system.
Front with the display open
Touch Pad
Touch Pad
Control Buttons
Power button
Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen. Can be set to perform other mouse functions,
such as scrolling, selecting, and double-clicking.
Function like the left and right buttons on an external
mouse.
Press the power button to turn the computer’s power on
and off. The Power button LED indicates the status.
Six buttons are provided with some models.
Available for use: Internet, CD/DVD, Play/Pause, Stop, Previous, Next.
These buttons allow you to manage Audio/Video, run applications and access utilities.
Refer to the AV button function section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics for details.
Internet button Press this button to launch an Internet browser. If the
computer’s power is off, you can press this button to
turn on the computer’s power and launch the browser
automatically in one step.
CD/DVD button Pressing this button in the power-off condition will run
Express Media Player (DVD) or Express Media Player
(CD). Once Express Media Player (DVD) or Express
Media Player (CD) is launched, Power indicator turns
on and the audio button is enable. Meanwhile, when
Express Media Player (DVD) or Express Media Player
(CD) is running, pressing this button will do nothing.
Pressing this button in the power-on or standby conditions will launch Windows Media Player/WinDVD.
NOTES: When you use Express Media Player,
please assign the CD/DVD button to “CD/
DVD” in TOSHIBA Controls Properties.
Play/Pause Press this button to begin or pause play on Express
button Media Player.
Press this button to run Windows Media Player/WinDVD.
When Windows Media Player/WinDVD was already running, this button becomes to Play/Pause function.
STOP Press this button to stop play.
Previous button
Next button
Press this button to advance to the previous track, chapter or data.
Press this button to advance to the next track, chapter or
data.
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System indicators
Figure 2-7 shows the system indicators, which light when various computer
operations are in progress.
MULTIPLE
DIGITAL MEDIA
CARD SLOT
(SUPPORTED
WITH SOME
MODELS)
DISK
MAIN
DC IN
POWER
BATTERY
Figure 2-7 Systems indicators
Power source/system indicators
DC IN
Power
Main battery
Disk
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
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The DC IN indicator glows blue when DC power is supplied from the AC power adaptor. If the adaptor’s output voltage is abnormal or if the power supply
malfunctions, this indicator flashes amber.
The Power indicator glows blue when the computer is
on. If you turn off the computer in Standby mode, this
indicator blinks amber while the computer shuts down.
The Main battery indicator shows the condition of the
charge. Blue means fully charged and amber means
being charged. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and PowerUp Modes.
The Disk indicator glows blue when the computer is
accessing a disk drive.
The Multiple Digital Media Card Slot indicator
glows blue when the computer is accessing the Multiple
Digital Media Card Slot. (Supported with some models)
System indicators
The figures below show the positions of the keypad overlay indicators and the
CapsLock indicator.
When the F10 key indicator glows the keypad overlay lets you control the cursor.
When the F11 key indicator glows the keypad overlay lets you enter numbers.
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ARROW MODE
Figure 2-8 Keypad overlay indicators
Arrow mode
Numeric mode
When the Arrow mode indicator lights green, you can
use the keypad overlay (white labeled keys) as cursor
keys. Refer to the Keypad overlay section in Chapter 5,
The Keyboard.
You can use the keypad overlay (white labeled keys) for
numeric input when the Numeric mode indicator
lights green. Refer to the Keypad overlay section in
Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
When the CapsLock indicator glows the keyboard is in all-caps mode.
CAPS LOCK
INDICATOR
Figure 2-9 CapsLock indicator
Keyboard indicator
Caps Lock
This indicator glows green when the alphabet keys are
locked in uppercase.
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USB diskette drive
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A 3 1/2" diskette drive accommodates 1.44-megabyte or 720-kilobyte diskettes.
It connects to the USB port.
DISK-IN-USE
INDICATOR
DISKETTE SLOT
EJECT BUTTON
Figure 2-10 USB diskette drive
Disk-In-Use
Indicator
Diskette slot
Eject button
This indicator lights when the diskette is being
accessed.
Insert diskette in this slot.
When a diskette is fully seated in the drive, the eject
button pops out. To remove a diskette, push in the eject
button and the diskette pops out partially for removal.
CAUTION: Check the Disk-In-Use indicator when you use the diskette drive. Do not press the eject button or turn off the computer
while the light is glowing. Doing so could destroy data and damage
the diskette or the drive.
NOTES: 1. The external diskette drive should be placed on a flat, horizontal surface when in use. Do not set the drive on an incline
greater than 20° while it is operating.
2. Do not set anything on top of the diskette drive.
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Optical Media drive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, DVD Super Multi (+-R Double
Layer) drive. An ATAPI interface controller is used for CD/DVD-ROM operation. When the computer is accessing a CD/DVD, an indicator on the drive
glows.
CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive and media
are manufactured according to the specifications of six marketing regions. When
you purchase DVD-Video, make sure it matches your drive, otherwise it will not
play properly.
Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
Region
Canada, United States
Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East
Southeast Asia, East Asia
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America,
South America, Caribbean
Russia, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
China
Writable discs
This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD discs. Check the specifications for your drive to for the type of discs it can write. Use RecordNow! Basic
for TOSHIBA to write compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
CDs
◆
CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be erased or
changed.
◆
CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once. Use either 1, 2, or 4 multi
speed CD-RW discs or high-speed 4- to 10-speed discs. The write speed of
the ultra-speed CD-RW discs (Ultra-speed is CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
only) is maximum 24-speed.
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DVDs
◆
DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+R DL discs can be written only once. The
recorded data cannot be erased or changed.
◆
DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than
once.
Formats
The drives support the following formats:
•
•
•
•
DVD-ROM
CD-DA
Photo CD™ (single/multi-session)
CD-ROM x A Mode 2 (Form1,
Form2)
• CD-G (Audio CD only)
•
•
•
•
DVD-Video
CD-Text
CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
Enhanced CD (CDEXTRA)
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
The full-size CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive module lets you record data to rewritable CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without
using an adaptor.
Note: The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at
the outer edge.
DVD read
CD read
CD-R write
CD-RW write
8 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
10 speed (maximum, high-speed media)
24 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive
The full-size DVD Super Multi drive module lets you record data to s as rewritable CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without
using an adaptor.
Note: The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at
the outer edge.
DVD read
DVD-R write
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8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
Optical Media drive
6 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
5 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
16 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
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DVD-RW write
DVD+R write
DVD+RW write
DVD+R DL write
DVD-R DL write
DVD-RAM write
CD-R write
CD-RW write
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The AC adaptor converts AC power to DC power and reduces the voltage supplied to the computer. It can automatically adjust to any voltage from 100 to 240
volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to use the computer in almost any region.
To recharge the battery, simply connect the AC adaptor to a power source and the
computer. See Chapter 6 Power and Power-Up Modes for details.
Figure 2-11 The AC adaptor
CAUTION: Use of the wrong adaptor could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The
output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC.
CAUTION: Please use only the AC adaptor supplied with the computer or an AC adaptor certified by TOSHIBA.
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Chapter 3
Getting Started
This chapter provides basic information to get you started using your computer.
It covers the following topics:
❑
Setting up your work space — for your health and safety
NOTE: Be sure also to read Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort. This guide, which is included with the computer, explains product liability.
Opening the display
❑
Connecting the AC adaptor
❑
Turning on the power
❑
Windows® XP Professional/Home Edition setup
❑
Turning off the power
❑
Restarting the computer
❑
Restoring the Windows system
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If you are a new user, follow the steps in each section of this chapter as you prepare to operate your computer.
NOTE: All users should be sure to carefully read the sections Windows® XP Professional/Home Edition setup, which describe actions
to take when you turn on the power for the first time.
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Setting up your work space
Establishing a comfortable work site is important for you and your computer. A
poor work environment or stressful work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or other joints. Proper
ambient conditions should also be maintained for the computer’s operation. This
section discusses the following topics:
❑
General conditions
❑
Placement of the computer and peripheral devices
❑
Seating and posture
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Lighting
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Work habits
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General conditions
In general, if you are comfortable, so is your computer, but read the following to
make sure your work site provides a proper environment.
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Make sure there is adequate space around the computer for proper ventilation.
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Make sure the AC power cord connects to an outlet that is close to the computer and easily accessible.
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The temperature should be 5 to 35 degrees Centigrade (41 to 95 degrees
Fahrenheit) and the relative humidity should be 20 to 80 percent.
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Avoid areas where rapid or extreme changes in temperature or humidity may
occur.
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Keep the computer free of dust, moisture, and exposure to direct sunlight.
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Keep the computer away from heat sources, such as electric heaters.
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Do not use the computer near liquids or corrosive chemicals.
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Do not place the computer near objects that create strong magnetic fields
(e.g., stereo speakers).
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Do not operate the computer in close proximity to a mobile phone.
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Leave ample ventilation room for the fan. Do not block the vents.
Placement of computer
Position the computer and peripheral devices to provide comfort and safety.
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Set the computer on a flat surface at a comfortable height and distance. The
display should be no higher than eye level to avoid eye strain.
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Place the computer so that it is directly in front of you when you work and
make sure you have adequate space to easily operate other devices.
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Allow adequate space behind the computer to let you freely adjust the display. The display should be angled to reduce glare and maximize visibility.
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If you use a paper holder, set it at about the same height and distance as the
computer.
Seating and posture
The height of your chair in relation to the computer and keyboard as well as the
support it gives your body are primary factors in reducing work strain. Refer to
the following tips and to figure 3-1.
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BELOW EYE LEVEL
FOOT REST
90° ANGLES
Figure 3-1 Posture and positioning of the computer
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Place your chair so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the level of your
elbow. You should be able to type comfortably with your shoulders relaxed.
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Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. If necessary, use a foot
rest to raise the level of your knees to ease pressure on the back of your
thighs.
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Adjust the back of your chair so it supports the lower curve of your spine.
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Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90
degree angles when you work. Do not slump forward or lean back too far.
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Lighting
Proper lighting can improve legibility of the display and reduce eye strain.
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Position the computer so that sunlight or bright indoor lighting does not
reflect off the screen. Use tinted windows, shades or other screen to eliminate sun glare.
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Avoid placing the computer in front of bright light that could shine directly
in your eyes.
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If possible, use soft, indirect lighting in your computer work area. Use a
lamp to illuminate your documents or desk, but be sure to position the lamp
so that it does not reflect off the display or shine in your eyes.
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Work habits
A key to avoiding discomfort or injury from repetitive strain is to vary your
activities. If possible, schedule a variety of tasks into your work day. If you must
spend long periods at the computer, finding ways to break up the routine can
reduce stress and improve your efficiency.
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Sit in a relaxed posture. Good positioning of your chair and equipment as
described earlier can reduce tension in your shoulders or neck and ease back
strain.
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Vary your posture frequently.
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Occasionally stand up and stretch or exercise briefly.
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Exercise and stretch your wrists and hands a number of times during the day.
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Frequently, look away from the computer and focus your eyes on a distant
object for several seconds, for example 30 seconds every 15 minutes.
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Take frequent short breaks instead of one or two long breaks, for example,
two or three minutes every half hour.
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Have your eyes examined regularly and visit a doctor promptly, if you suspect you might be suffering from a repetitive strain injury.
A number of books are available on ergonomics and repetitive strain injury or
repetitive stress syndrome. For more information on these topics or for pointers
on exercises for such stress points as hands and wrists, please check with your
library or book vendor. Also refer to the computer’s Instruction Manual for
Safety & Comfort.
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Connecting the AC adaptor
Connecting the AC adaptor
Attach the AC adaptor when you need to charge the battery or you want to operate from AC power. It is also the fastest way to get started, because the battery
pack will need to be charged before you can operate from battery power.
The AC adaptor can be connected to any power source supplying from 100 to
240 volts and 50 or 60 hertz. For details on using the AC adaptor to charge the
battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
CAUTION: Use of the wrong adaptor could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The
output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC.
1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
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Figure 3-2 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor
2. Connect the AC adaptor’s DC output plug to the DC IN port on the back
side of the computer.
DC-IN
Figure 3-3 Connecting the adaptor to the computer
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3. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet. The Battery and DC IN indicator
on the front of the computer should glow.
Opening the display
The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal viewing.
1. Slide the display latch on the front of the computer to the right to unlatch
the display panel.
2. Lift the panel up and adjust it to the best viewing angle for you.
NOTE: When you open the display, hold it with both hands and lift
up slowly.
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DISPLAY LATCH
Figure 3-4 Opening the display panel
Turning on the power
This section describes how to turn on the power.
NOTE: After you turn on the power for the first time, do not turn it
off until you have set up the operating system (OS) and the OS has
started up.
1. If the external diskette drive is connected, make sure it is empty. If a diskette is in the drive, press the eject button and remove the diskette.
2. Open the display panel.
3. Press and hold the computer’s power button for two or three seconds.
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POWER
BUTTON
Figure 3-5 Turning on the power
When you first turn on the power, the computer’s initial screen is the Microsoft
Windows® XP Startup Screen Logo.
Follow the on-screen directions.
Turning off the power
The power can be turned off in one of the following modes: Shut down (Boot),
Hibernation or Standby mode.
Shut Down mode (Boot mode)
When you turn off the power in Shut Down mode, no data is saved and the computer will boot to the operating system’s main screen.
1. If you have entered data, save it to the hard disk or to a diskette.
2. Make sure all disk(disc) activity has stopped, then remove any CD/DVDs
or diskette.
CAUTION: Make sure the Disk’s indicator is off. If you turn off the
power while a disk(disc) is being accessed, you can lose data or
damage the disk(disc).
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3. If you are using Windows® XP, click start then click Turn off computer.
From the Turn off computer menu select Turn off.
4. Turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
CAUTION: Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Hibernation mode
The hibernation feature saves the contents of memory to the hard disk when the
computer is turned off. The next time the computer is turned on, the previous
state is restored. The hibernation feature does not save the status of peripheral
devices.
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CAUTIONS: 1. While entering hibernation mode, the computer saves the
contents of memory to the HDD. Data will be lost if you
remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor before
the save is completed. Wait for the Disk indicator to go
out.
2. Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in hibernation mode. Data will be lost.
Benefits of hibernation
The hibernation feature provides the following benefits:
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Saves data to the hard disk when the computer automatically shuts down
because of a low battery.
NOTE: For the computer to shut down in hibernation mode, the
hibernation feature must be enabled in two places: the Hibernate
tab in Power Options and Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA Power
Saver. Otherwise, the computer will shut down in Standby mode. If
battery power becomes depleted, data saved in Standby mode will be
lost.
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You can return to your previous working environment immediately when
you turn on the computer.
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Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives no
input or hardware access for the duration set by the System hibernate feature.
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You can use the panel power off feature.
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Turning off the power
Starting Hibernation
To enter Hibernation mode, follow the steps below.
Windows XP
1. Click Start.
2. Select Turn Off Computer.
3. Open the Turn Off Computer dialog box.
4. Select Hibernate.
Automatic Hibernation
The computer will enter Hibernate mode automatically when you press the
power button or close the lid. First, however, make the appropriate settings
according to the steps below.
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1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Open Performance and Maintenance and open Power Options.
3. Select the Hibernate window in the Power Options Properties, select the
Enable hibernation check box and click the Apply button.
4. Open TOSHIBA Power Saver.
5. Select the Setup Action window.
6. Enable the desired Hibernation settings for When I press the power
button and When I close the lid.
7. Click the OK button.
Data save in hibernation mode
When you turn off the power in hibernation mode, the computer takes a moment
to save current memory data to the hard disk. During this time, the Built-in HDD
indicator will light.
After you turn off the computer and memory is saved to the hard disk, turn off
the power to any peripheral devices.
CAUTION: Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Standby mode
In standby mode the power remains on, but the CPU and all other devices are in
sleep mode.
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CAUTIONS: 1. Before entering Standby mode, be sure to save your data.
2. Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in standby mode. The computer or the module
could be damaged.
3. Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in
standby mode (unless the computer is connected to an AC
power source). Data in memory will be lost.
4. If you carry the computer on board an aircraft or into a
hospital, be sure to shut down the computer in hibernation mode or in shutdown mode to avoid radio signal
interference.
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Benefits of standby
The standby feature provides the following benefits:
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Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than does hibernation.
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Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives no
input or hardware access for the duration set by the System Standby feature.
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You can use the panel power off feature.
Executing standby
NOTE: You can also enable Standby by pressing Fn+F3. See Chapter 5, Keyboard, for details.
You can enter standby mode in one of three ways:
1. In Windows® XP, click Start, click Turn Off Computer and click Stand
by.
2. Close the display panel. This feature must be enabled. Refer to the Setup
Action tab in Power Saver Utility described in the Control Panel.
In Windows® XP, open Performance and Maintenance and open
TOSHIBA Power Saver.
3. Press the power button. This feature must be enabled. Refer to the Setup
Action tab in Power Saver Utility described in the Control Panel.
In Windows® XP, open Performance and Maintenance and open
TOSHIBA Power Saver.
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Restarting the computer
When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when you
shut down the computer.
NOTES: 1. When the computer is shut down in standby mode, the power
indicator glows amber.
2. If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can
lengthen the operating time by shutting down in hibernation
mode. Standby mode consumes more power.
Standby limitations
Standby will not function under the following conditions:
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Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down.
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Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise.
Certain conditions require that you restart the computer system. For example, if:
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You change certain computer settings.
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An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard commands.
There are two ways to restart the computer system:
1. If you are using Windows® XP, click start then click Turn off computer.
From the Turn off computer menu select Restart.
2. Press the power button and hold it down for five seconds. Wait 10 to 15 seconds, then turn the power on again by pressing the power button.
Recovering Express Media Player
Software
CAUTION: If the Express Media Software and its partition have
been removed from your system, and you complete the recovery procedure, you must use your system's Recovery media to re-install the
Windows operating system. It is important to save all files and documents to another media source prior to recovering your Express
Media Player Software. Failure to do say may result in data loss.
If you are recovering the Express Media Player Software but have
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not removed the partition, your operating system, files and saved
documents will remain on your computer.
NOTE: The following procedure is for systems that have the Recovery Disc Creator icon on the desktop.
If the Express Media Player Software is not provided on a separate software
back-up CD, or is not included on your computer's recovery media, Toshiba recommends that you create a backup copy of the software and store it in a convenient location.
To make a backup of the Express Media Player Software:
1. Double-click the Recovery Disc Creator icon on your computer's desktop.
The application displays the Recovery Disc Creator screen.
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2. Insert a blank, writable disc, into your computer's CD/DVD drive.
3. Select the type of disc you wish to create by adding a check mark next to
the appropriate item on the Recovery Disc Creator screen.
4. Click Burn.
Your computer ejects the disc when the files have been completely written
to the media.
5. Carefully label the backup disc and store it in a safe place in case you need
to restore Express Media Player Software to your computer at another time.
Using the Express Media Player Software Backup CD
To use the CD you have created, follow this procedure:
1. Power off the system.
2. Power the system back on, and as soon as the Toshiba splash screen displays, press the F12 key until the boot menu appears.
3. Insert the Express Media Software CD into the CD/DVD drive.
4. From the screen menu, use the up/down arrow keys to select option 3 (CD/
DVD) and then press Enter.
5. Select the language of choice on the next screen by using the up/down
arrow keys then press Enter.
6. Select the default keyboard and press Enter.
7. The following options are available:
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Restoring the preinstalled software from the Product Recovery
◆ Recover to the initial state
◆ Update Express Media Player functions (if you have a newer version of
the SW)
◆ Delete Express Media Player
◆ Cancel
Restoring the preinstalled software
from the Product Recovery Media
If preinstalled files are damaged, use the Product Recovery Media to restore
them. To restore the operating system and all preinstalled software, follow the
steps below.
1. Load the Product Recovery Media in the drive and turn off the computer’s
power.
2. Hold down the F12 key and turn on the power. When In Touch with
Tomorrow TOSHIBA appears, release the F12 key.
3. Use the left or right cursor key to select the CD-ROM/DVD drive in the display menu. For details, refer to the Boot priority section in Chapter 7, HW
Setup.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: When you reinstall the Express Media Player, use Express
Media Player Recovery CD to restore them before reinstall the Windows operating system.
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CAUTION: When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the
hard disk will be reformatted and all data will be lost.
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the Touch
Pad, USB diskette drive, optical media drives, the microphone, the internal
modem, wireless communication and LAN. It also provides tips on caring for
your computer, diskettes and CD/DVDs.
Using the Touch Pad/Lux Pad
To use the Touch Pad, simply touch and move your finger tip across it in the
direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
Two buttons below the Touch Pad are used like the buttons on a mouse pointer.
Press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or graphics designated by the pointer. Press the right button to display a menu or other function
depending on the software you are using.
Note: You can also tap the Touch Pad to Perform functions similar
to those of the left button.
Double click: Tap twice.
Drag and drop: Tap to select the material you want to move. Leave your
finger on the Touch Pad after the second tap and move the material.
TOUCH PAD
LUX PAD
TOUCH PAD
CONTROL BUTTONS
Figure 4-1 Touch Pad/Lux Pad and Touch Pad control buttons
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Click: Tap the Touch Pad once.
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Lux Pad Button Function
MAIL
CONFIGFREE
PRINTOUT
SWITCH BUTTON
VOLUME
LAUNCHING APPLICATION
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Figure 4-2 Functionality of each button on Lux Pad
Mail
Start your mail box for you to receive and send
mails.
ConfigFree
ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find
communication problems and create profiles for
easy switching between locations and communication networks.
To launch the default pronter.
Printout
Switch Button To switch between Lux Pad and Touch Pad.
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Application
To launch application assggined to button 1~3.
Volume
To increase and decrease the volume of speackers or
headphone.
Using the USB diskette drive
Using the USB diskette drive
A 3 1/2" diskette drive connects to the computer’s USB port. It accommodates
1.44-megabyte or 720-kilobyte diskettes. Refer to Chapter 2, The Grand Tour,
for more information.
Connecting 3 1/2" diskette drive
To connect the drive, plug the diskette drive connector into a USB port. Refer to
Figure 4-1.
Note: Make sure the connector is right side up and properly aligned
with the socket. Do not try to force the connection, doing so can
damage the connecting pins.
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Figure 4-3 Connecting the USB diskette drive
Note: If you connect the diskette drive after turning on the computer,
it will take about 10 seconds for the computer to recognize the drive.
Do not disconnect and reconnect before 10 seconds has elapsed.
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Disconnecting 3 1/2" diskette drive
When you have finished using the diskette drive, follow the procedures below to
disconnect it:
1. Wait for the indicator light to go out to make sure all diskette activity has
stopped.
CAUTION: If you disconnect the diskette drive or turn off the power
while the computer is accessing the drive you may lose data or damage the diskette or the drive.
2. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray.
3. Click Diskette drive.
4. Pull the diskette drive connector out of the USB port.
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Using optical media drives
The text and illustrations in this section refer primarily to the optical DVD-ROM
drive. However, operation is the same for all other optical media drives. The fullsize drive provides high-performance execution of CD/DVD-ROM-based programs. You can run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without an
adaptor. An ATAPI interface controller is used for CD/DVD-ROM operation.
When the computer is accessing a CD/DVD-ROM, an indicator on the drive
glows.
Note: Use the WinDVD application to view DVD-Video discs.
If you have a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, refer also to the Writing CDs on CDRW/DVD-ROM drive section for precautions on writing to CDs.
If you have a DVD Super Multi drive(+-R Double Layer), refer also to the Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi drive(+-R Double Layer) section for precautions on writing to CDs/DVDs.
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Loading discs
To load CD/DVDs, follow the steps below and refer to figures 4-4 to 4-8.
1. a. When the power is on, press the DVD-ROM eject button to open the
drawer slightly.
EJECT BUTTON
Figure 4-4 Pressing the DVD-ROM eject button
b. Pressing the eject button will not open the drawer when the DVD-ROM
drive’s power is off. If the power is off, you can open the drawer by
inserting a slender object (about 1.5 mm) such as a straightened paper
clip into the eject hole just to the right of the eject button.
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EJECT HOLE
Figure 4-5 Manual release with the eject hole
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2. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully opened.
Figure 4-6 Pulling the drawer open
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3. Lay the CD/DVD, label side up, in the drawer.
Figure 4-7 Inserting a CD/DVD
Note: When the drawer is fully opened, the edge of the computer will
extend slightly over the CD/DVD tray. Therefore, you will need to
turn the CD/DVD at an angle when you place it in the tray. After
seating the CD/DVD, however, make sure it lies flat, as shown in figure 4-7.
CAUTIONS: 1. Do not touch the laser lens. Doing so could cause misalignment.
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2. Do not keep foreign matter from entering the drive. Check
the back edge of the tray to make sure it carries no debris
before closing the drive.
4. Press gently at the center of the CD/DVD until you feel it click into place.
The CD/DVD should lie below the top of the spindle, flush with the spindle
base.
5. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
CAUTION: If the CD/DVD is not seated properly when the drawer
is closed, the CD/DVD might be damaged. Also, the drawer might
not open fully when you press the eject button.
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Figure 4-8 Closing the DVD-ROM drawer
Removing discs
To remove the CD/DVD, follow the steps below and refer to figure 4-9.
CAUTION: Do not press the eject button while the computer is
accessing the DVD-ROM drive. Wait for the optical media drive
indicator to go out before you open the drawer. Also, if the CD/DVD
is spinning when you open the drawer, wait for it to stop before you
remove it.
1. To pop the drawer partially open, press the eject button. Gently pull the
drawer out until it is fully opened.
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CAUTIONS: 1. When the drawer pops open slightly, wait a moment to
make sure the CD/DVD has stopped spinning before pulling the drawer fully open.
2. Turn off the power before you use the eject hole. If the
CD/DVD is spinning when you open the drawer, the CD/
DVD could fly off the spindle and cause injury.
2. The CD/DVD extends slightly over the sides of the drawer so you can grasp
it. Hold the CD/DVD gently and lift it out.
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Figure 4-9 Removing a CD/DVD
3. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
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Express Media Player
AV Button function (Provided with some models)
This section describes a button function.
Figure 4-10 AV Button
Express Media Player mode
DVD
Detect and
activate media
Play/Pause
Stop
Previous
chapter
Next chapter
CD
Detect and
activate media
Play/Pause
Stop
Previous tune
Next tune
*Windows Media Player 10
Express Media Player
Express Media Player is a quick play feature that enables users to perform DVD
and CD playback without using Windows.
Note: Press F1 to show pop up guide for Express Media Player and
this guide available while Express Media Player is active.
CAUTION: Express Media Player is available only for the LCD
and has the following restrictions.
1. Express Media Player does not support LCD/CRT, DVI, TV, LCD/TV and
Multi-Monitor.
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DVD
*CD/DVD
Icon AV Button
(WinDVD5)
(WMP10)
CD/DVD
Detect and
Detect and
activate media activate media
Play/Pause Play/Pause
Play/Pause
Stop
Stop
Stop
Previous
Previous
Previous tune
chapter
Next
Next chapter
Next tune
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2. Depending the video being played, noise may be present.
3. When WinDVD uses pre-installation.
4. External display output (DVI/S-Video out) is not supposed to support.
Writing CDs on CD-RW/DVD-ROM
drive
You can use the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive to write data to either CD-R or CDRW discs. The following applications for writing are supplied: RecordNow! and
DLA, licensed by Sonic Solutions.
Note: CD-R discs can be written to only once. CD-RW discs can be
rewritten many times.
Important message (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive)
Before you write or rewrite to CD-RW disc, read and follow all setup and operating instructions in this section.
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If you fail to do so, the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive may not function properly, and
you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other damage.
Before writing or rewriting
Please observe the following points when you write or rewrite the data.
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We recommend the following manufacturers of CD-R and CD-RW media.
Media quality can affect write or rewrite success rates.
CD-R: TAIYOYUDEN CO., LTD.
Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
CD-RW: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
The following special media recommended the next manufacturers.
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Multi-speed and High-speed CD-RW:
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION, RICOH Co., Ltd.
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Ultra-speed CD-RW:
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
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TOSHIBA has confirmed the operation of CD-R and CD-RW media of the manufacturers above. Operation of other media cannot be guaranteed.
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CD-RW can generally be rewritten about 1,000 times. However, the actual
number of rewrites is affected by the quality of the media and the way it is
used.
Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you write or rewrite.
Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing software.
Do not run software such as a screen saver which can put a heavy load on the
CPU.
Operate the computer at full power. Do not use power-saving features.
Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish, then
disable virus detection programs including any software that checks files
automatically in the background.
Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and damage data.
Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD. Do not try to write from shared
devices such as a LAN server or any other network device.
Writing with software other than RecordNow! has not been confirmed.
Therefore, operation with other software cannot be guaranteed.
When writing or rewriting
◆ Change users in the Windows XP operating system.
◆ Operate the computer for any other function, including use of a mouse
or Touch Pad, closing/opening the LCD panel.
◆ Start a communication application such as a modem.
◆ Apply impact or vibration to the PC.
◆ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following: PC
card, USB devices, external display, i.LINK devices, optical digital
devices.
◆ Open the optical media drive.
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If the media is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur.
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Note the following when you write or rewrite a CD-R or CD-RW.
◆ Always copy data from the HDD to the CD. Do not use cut-and-paste. The
original data will be lost if there is a write error.
◆ Do not perform any of the following actions:
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Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to vibration
such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable surface such as a
stand.
Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away from
the computer.
Disclaimer (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive)
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TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
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Damage to any CD-R/RW disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting
with this product.
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Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/RW disc that may be
caused by writing or rewriting with this product, or for any business profit
loss or business interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the
recorded contents.
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Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives,
you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to make two or
more copies of important data, in case of undesired change or loss of the
recorded contents.
Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi
(+-R Double Layer) drive
You can use the DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer ) drive to write data to
either CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL discs. The following applications for writing are supplied: RecordNow! and DLA, licensed by
Sonic Solutions. InterVideo WinDVD Creator Platinum, which is a product of
InterVideo, Inc.
Important message (DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive)
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R
DL/-R DL disc, read and follow all setup and operating instructions in this section.
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If you fail to do so, the DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive may not
function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other
damage.
Before writing or rewriting
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Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the following manufacturers of CD-R/RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/R DL disc.
DVD+R
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
DVD-RAM
DVD+R DL
DVD-R DL
FUJIFILM Corporation
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for Version 1.1
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version
2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION.
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION.
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However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or
performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success
rates.
CD-R: TAIYOYUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RICOH Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
CD-RW: (High- MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Speed, Multi-Speed) RICOH Co., Ltd.
CD-RW(Ultra- MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Speed)
DVD-R DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General
Version 2.0
TAIYOYUDEN CO., LTD.
PIONEER VIDEO CORPORATION
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
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Note: This drive cannot use discs that allow writing of 8 speeds or
more (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW), 6 speeds or more (DVD-RW).
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If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you use it.
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The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVDRAM is affected by the quality of the disc and the way it is used.
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There are two types of DVD-R discs: authoring and general use discs. Do
not use authoring discs. Only general use discs can be written to by a computer drive.
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You can use DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge. You cannot use a disc with a
2.6 GB single-sided capacity or 5.2 GB double-sided capacity.
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Other DVD-ROM drives for computers or other DVD players may not be
able to read DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW discs.
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Data written to a CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R disc cannot be deleted either in
whole or in part.
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Data deleted (erased) from a CD-RW and DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVDRAM disc cannot be recovered. Check the content of the disc carefully
before you delete it. If multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be careful not to delete data from the wrong drive.
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In writing to a DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/+R DL/+RW or DVD-RAM
disc, some disc space is required for file management, so you may not be
able to write the full capacity of the disc.
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Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it will be filled with dummy
data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Even if you write only a
small amount of data, it might take time to fill in the dummy data.
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DVD-RAM formatted by FAT32 cannot be read in Windows 2000 without
DVD-RAM Driver Software.
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When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be careful
not to write to the wrong drive.
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Be sure to connect the universal AC adaptor before you write or rewrite.
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Before you enter standby/hibernation mode, be sure to finish DVD-RAM
writing. Writing is finished if you can eject DVD-RAM media.
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Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing software.
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Do not run software such as a screen saver, which can put a heavy load on
the CPU.
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Operate the computer in the full-power mode. Do not use power-saving features.
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Format 4 is not supported.
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Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish, and
then disable virus detection programs including any software that checks
files automatically in the background.
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Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and data damage.
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Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD/DVD. Do not try to write from
shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device.
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Writing with software other than RecordNow! is not recommended.
When writing or rewriting
Please observe/consider the following when you write or rewrite to a CD-R/RW,
DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/-RAM or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW disc.
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Do not perform any of the following actions:
◆ Change users in the Windows XP operating system.
◆ Operate the computer for any other function, including use of a mouse
or Touch Pad, closing/opening the LCD panel.
◆ Start a communication application such as a modem.
◆ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following: PC
card, USB devices, external display, i.LINK devices, optical digital
devices.
◆ Use the Audio/Video control button to reproduce music or voice.
◆ Open the CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer)
drive.
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Do not use shut down/log off and standby/hibernation while writing or
rewriting.
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Make sure writing or rewriting is completed before going into standby/
hibernation. Writing is completed if you can open the CD-RW/DVD-ROM
or DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive tray.
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Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to vibration
such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable surface such as a
stand.
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◆ Apply impact or vibration to the PC.
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Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away from
the computer.
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Always copy data from the HDD to the DVD-RAM. Do not use cut-andpaste. The original data will be lost if there is a write error.
Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer)
drive)
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TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
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Damage to any CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVDRAM disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting with this product.
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Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-R DL/
-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVD-RAM disc that may be caused by writing or
rewriting with this product, or for any business profit loss or business interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the recorded contents.
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Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives,
you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to make two or
more copies of important data, in case of undesired change or loss of the
recorded contents.
RecordNow! Basic for TOSHIBA
Note the following limitations when you use RecordNow!:
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DVD-Video cannot be created using RecordNow!.
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DVD-Audio cannot be created using RecordNow!.
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You cannot use RecordNow!’s “Audio CD for Car or Home CD Player”
function to record music to the DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/
+RW disc.
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Do not use the “Exact Copy” function of RecordNow! to copy DVD-Video
and DVD-ROM with copyright protection.
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DVD-RAM disc cannot be backed up with the “Exact Copy” function of
RecordNow!.
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You cannot back up a CD-ROM or CD-R/RW to DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or
DVD+R/+R DL/+RW using the “Exact Copy” function of RecordNow!.
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You cannot back up DVD-ROM, DVD-Video or DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or
DVD+R/+R DL/+RW to CD-R/RW using the “Exact Copy” function of
RecordNow!.
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RecordNow! cannot record in packet format.
◆
You might not be able to use the “Exact Copy” function of RecordNow! to
back up a DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW disc that was made
with other software on a different DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+RW
recorder.
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If you add data to a DVD-R/-R DL and DVD+R/+R DL disc that you have
already recorded to, you might not be able to read the added data under some
circumstances. It cannot be read in 16-bit operating systems, such as Windows 98 SE and Windows ME. In Windows NT 4, you will need Service
Pack 6 or later to read added data. In Windows 2000, you will need Service
Pack 2 or later to read it. Some DVD-ROM and CD-RW/DVD-ROM drives
cannot read added data regardless of the operating system.
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RecordNow! does not support recording to DVD-RAM discs. To record to a
DVD-RAM, use Explorer or other utility.
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When you back up a DVD disc, be sure the source drive supports recording
to DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW discs. If the source drive
does not support recording to DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW discs, it might
not be backed up correctly.
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When you back up a DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, be sure to
use the same type of disc.
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You cannot partially delete any data written to a CD-RW, DVD-RW or
DVD+RW disc.
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Only DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) Drive
When RecordNow! launched, it is possible that the disc tray of the DVD
drive with the disc loaded is unable to be ejected even the "Eject" button
is pressed. To solve this problem, please click on the "eject" button (  ) on
the RecordNow! main screen, or right click on the icon of the DVD drive
where the disc loaded, select "Eject" of the pop-up menu under "My Computer" or "Explore".
Data Verification
To verify that data is written or rewritten correctly, follow the steps below before
you write or rewrite a Data CD/DVD.
1. Click the Options button (
Options panels.
) on the RecordNow! Assist to open the
2. Select the Data in the left-side menu.
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3. Mark the Verify data written to the disc after burning check box in the Data
Options.
4. Click the OK button.
DLA for TOSHIBA
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Note the following limitations when you use DLA:
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This software supports only rewritable discs (DVD+RW/+R DL, DVD-RW/
-R DL, and CD-RW). It does not support DVD+R, DVD-R, and CD-R discs
that are not rewritable.
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DLA does not support formatting a DVD-RAM disc and writing to it. They
are performed by DVD-RAM Driver Software. If DLA Format menu may
appear when inserting a DVD-RAM disc into the drive and right-clicking
the drive icon in Windows Explorer, please use “DVDForm” to format this
disc. You can run “DVDForm” by clicking the Start button on the taskbar to
display the Start menu and then selecting “All Programs”, “DVD-RAM”,
“DVD-RAM Driver” and “DVDForm” sequentially.
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Do not use any discs that have been formatted with packet writing software
other than DLA. Similarly, do not use any discs that have been formatted
with DLA with any packet writing software other than DLA. When using a
disc you are not familiar with, format it by selecting “Full Format” before
using it.
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Do not use the Cut & Paste function for files and folders. A file or folder that
has been cut may be lost if writing fails due to an error on the disc.
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When writing the Setup files for the program into a disc formatted by DLA
and starting Setup from this disc, an error may occur. In this case, please
copy them to your hard disk and then run Setup.
Video
You can record video using WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum.
When using WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum:
You can record video back to your digital camcorder via i.LINK (IEEE1394)
using WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum. However, there is a case where its playback
sound is choppy.
1. Click the Windows Start button and select the Control Panel option.
2. Click the Performance and Maintenance icon in the Control Panel.
3. Click the System icon in the Performance and Maintenance window.
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4. Click the Advanced tab in the System Properties window.
5. Click the Settings icon in the “Performance” section.
6. Click the Advanced tab in the Performance Options window.
7. Click the Change icon in the “virtual memory” section.
8. Select the Custom size button in the Virtual Memory window.
9. Specify much higher values for “Initial size” and “Maximum size.”
10. Click the Set button in the Virtual Memory window.
11. Click the OK button in the Virtual Memory window.
How to make a DVD-Video
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from video data captured from a DV
Camcorder:
1. Click [Start]-[All Programs] - [InterVideo WinDVD Creator 2] - [InterVideo WinDVD Creator] to launch WinDVD Creator.
2. Click [Capture] button then capture the video data from the DV-Camcorder
via IEEE1394.
3. Click [Edit] button then drag the video clips from [Video Library] tab to the
edit track.
4. Click [Make Movie] button in the top bar.
6. Put a blank DVD-R/-R DL and DVD+R/+R DL disc or an erased DVDRW/+RW disc in the drive.
7. Click [Start] to record to the disc.
8. When recording is finished, the tray opens.
How to learn more about InterVideo WinDVD Creator
Please refer to the on-line Help for additional InterVideo WinDVD Creator information.
Important information for use
Note the following limitations when you write video DVD:
1. Editing digital video.
❑ Log in with Administrator rights to use WinDVD Creator.
❑ Make sure that your computer is running on AC power when using
WinDVD Creator.
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5. Double Click the Right arrow button icon in the center of right side.
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❑ Operate the computer at Full Power. Do not use power-saving features.
❑ While you are editing DVD, you can display previews. However, if
another application is running, the preview might not display properly.
❑ WinDVD Creator cannot show video on the external monitor when in
simultaneous mode.
❑ WinDVD Creator cannot edit or play copy protected content.
❑ Do not change display settings while using WinDVD Creator.
❑ Do not enter standby/hibernation mode while using WinDVD Creator.
❑ Do not operate WinDVD Creator immediately after turning on the computer. Please wait until all Disc Drive activity has stopped.
❑ When recording to a DV-Camcorder, to ensure you capture all of your
data, let the camcorder record for a few seconds before you begin recording your actual data.
❑ CD recorder, JPEG functions, DVD-Audio, miniDVD, and Video CD
functions are not supported in this version.
❑ While recording video to DVD or tape, please close all other programs.
❑ Do not run software like a screen saver because it can put a heavy load on
the CPU.
❑ Do not run communication applications like a modem or a LAN.
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2. Before recording the video to DVD.
❑ When you record to DVD disc, please use only discs recommended by the
Drive manufacturer.
❑ Do not set the working drive to a slow device like a USB 1.1 hard disk
drive or it will fail to write DVD.
❑ Do not perform any of the following actions:
• Operate the computer for any other function, including using a mouse or
TouchPad or closing/opening the LCD panel.
• Bump or cause vibration to the computer.
• Use the Mode control button and Audio/Video control button to reproduce music or voice.
• Open the DVD drive.
• Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following: PC
card, SD card/Multi Media Card/Memory Stick, USB devices, external
display, i.LINK devices, optical digital devices.
❑ Please verify your disc after recording important data.
❑ DVD-R/+R/-RW disc cannot be written in VR format.
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❑ A maximum of about 2 hours of video data can be written in DVD Video
format to DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW disc.
❑ WinDVD Creator cannot export to DVD-Audio, VideoCD, miniDVD format.
❑ WinDVD Creator can write DVD-RAM/+RW in VR format, but the disc
may only play on your computer.
❑ When writing to DVD disc, WinDVD Creator requires 2 GB or more over
disk space every one hour of video.
❑ When you make a fully recorded DVD, the chapter sequence may not play
correctly.
3. About Disc Manager
❑ WinDVD Creator can edit one play list on a disc.
❑ WinDVD Creator might show a different a thumbnail than you previously
set in CE DVD-RAM recorder.
❑ Using the Disc Manager, you can edit DVD-VR format on DVD-RAM,
DVD+VR format on DVD+RW, and DVD-Video format on DVD-RW.
4. About recorded DVDs
❑ Some DVD-ROM drives for personal computers or other DVD players
may not be able to read DVD-R/-R DL/+R/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM
discs.
❑ If you use an over-used rewritable disc, the full formatting might be
locked. Please use a brand new disc.
Media care
This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your CD/DVDs and diskettes.
Handle your media with care. The following simple precautions will increase the
lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on them:
CD/DVDs
1. Store your CD/DVDs in the container they came in to protect them and
keep them clean.
2. Do not bend the CD/DVD.
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❑ When playing your recorded disc on your computer, please use the
WinDVD software application.
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3. Do not write on, apply a sticker to, or otherwise mark the surface of the CD/
DVD that contains data.
4. Hold the CD/DVD by its outside edge or the edge on the center hole. Fingerprints on the surface can prevent the drive from properly reading data.
5. Do not expose to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold. Do not place heavy
objects on your CD/DVDs.
6. If your CD/DVDs become dusty or dirty, wipe them with a clean dry cloth.
Wipe from the center out, do not wipe in a circular direction around the CD/
DVD. If necessary, use a cloth dampened in water or a neutral cleaner. Do
not use benzine, thinner or similar cleaner.
Diskettes
1. Store your diskettes in the container they came in to protect them and keep
them clean. If a diskette is dirty, do not use cleaning fluid. Clean it with a
soft damp cloth.
2. Do not slide back the diskette’s protective metal covering or touch the diskette’s magnetic surface. Fingerprints may prevent the diskette drive from
reading data from the diskette.
3. Data may be lost if the diskette is twisted; bent; or exposed to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold.
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4. Do not place heavy objects on your diskettes.
5. Do not eat, smoke, or use erasers near your diskettes. Foreign particles
inside the diskette’s jacket can damage the magnetic surface.
6. Magnetic energy can destroy the data on your diskettes. Keep your diskettes
away from speakers, radios, television sets and other sources of magnetic
fields.
Using the microphone
Your computer has a built-in microphone that can be used to record monaural
sounds into your applications. It can also be used to issue voice commands to
applications that support such functions.
Since your computer has a built-in microphone and speaker, “feedback” may be
heard under certain conditions. Feedback occurs when sound from the speaker is
picked up in the microphone and amplified back to the speaker, which amplifies
it again to the microphone.
This feedback occurs repeatedly and causes a very loud, high-pitched noise. It is
a common phenomenon that occurs in any sound system when the microphone
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input is output to the speaker (throughput) and the speaker volume is too loud or
too close to the microphone. You can control throughput by adjusting the volume
of your speaker or through the Mute function in the Master Volume panel. Refer
to your Windows documentation for details on using the Master Volume panel.
Modem
This section describes how to connect and disconnect the internal modem to and
from a telephone jack.
Note: The internal modem does not support voice functions. All data
and fax functions are supported.
CAUTIONS: 1. In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable
from the telephone jack.
2. Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A
digital line will damage the modem.
Region selection
To select a region, follow the steps below.
1. In Windows XP, click start, point to All Programs, point to TOSHIBA,
point to Networking and click Modem Region Select Utility.
Note: Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem
setup utility in the Control Panel if the function is available. If you
change the Country/Region in the Control Panel, the change may
not take effect.
2. The Region Selection icon will appear in the Windows Task Bar.
Figure 4-11 The Region Selection icon (Windows XP)
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Telecommunication regulations vary from one region to another, so you will
need to make sure the internal modem’s settings are correct for the region in
which it will be used.
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3. Click the icon with the primary mouse button to display a list of regions that
the modem supports. A sub menu for telephony location information will
also be displayed. A check will appear next to the currently selected region
and telephony location.
4. Select a region from the region menu or a telephony location from the submenu.
• When you click a region it becomes the modem’s region selection, and
the New Location for telephony will be set automatically.
• When you select a telephony location, the corresponding region is automatically selected and it becomes the modem’s current region setting.
Properties menu
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Click the icon with the secondary mouse button to display the following menu.
Figure 4-12 The menu list (Windows XP)
Setting
You can enable or disable the following settings:
AutoRun Mode
The Region Select utility starts automatically when you start up the operating system.
Open the Dialing Properties dialog box after selecting region.
The dialing properties dialog box will be displayed automatically after you
select the region.
Location list for region selection.
A submenu appears displaying location information for telephony.
Open dialog box, if the modem and Telephony Current
Location region code do not match.
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A warning dialog box is displayed if current settings for region code and
telephony location are incorrect.
Modem Selection
If the computer cannot recognize the internal modem, a dialog box is displayed.
Select the COM port for your modem to use.
Dialing Properties
Select this item to display the dialing properties.
CAUTION: If you are using the computer in Japan, the Telecommunications Business Law requires that you select Japan region mode.
It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other selection.
Connecting
To connect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below.
1. Plug one end of the modular cable into the modem jack.
2. Plug the other end of the modular cable into a telephone jack.
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TELEPHONE
JACK
MODEM JACK
Figure 4-13 Connecting the internal modem
CAUTION: Do not pull on the cable or move the computer while the
cable is connected.
Note: If you use a storage device such as a DVD-ROM drive,CDRW/DVD-ROM drive or HDD connected to a 16-bit PC card, you
might experience the following modem problems:
1. Modem speed is slow or communication is interrupted.
2. Skips may occur in sound.
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Disconnecting
To disconnect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the telephone jack and pull out the connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the computer in the same manner.
Wireless communications
The computer’s wireless communication function supports both Wireless LAN
and Bluetooth devices.
Wireless LAN
The Wireless LAN is compatible with other LAN systems based on Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum/Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio
technology that complies with IEEE802.11 wireless LAN standard (Revision A,
B or G) and Turbo Mode.
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Supported features. It supports the following features:
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Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 54, 48,
36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbit/s (Revision A and G, Revision A/B, B/G, A/B/G
combo type).
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Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 11, 5.5,
2 and 1 Mbit/s (Revision B).
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Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 108, 96,
72, 48, 36, 24, 18 and 12 Mbit/s (Turbo mode, Revision A/B/G combo type).
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Frequency Channel Selection (Revision A/Turbo Mode: 5 GHz, Revision B/
G: 2.4GHz)
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Roaming over multiple channels
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Card Power Management
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Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption, based on the 152 bit
encryption algorithm (Atheros module type).
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Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption, based on the 128 bit
encryption algorithm (Atheros module type).
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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption, based on 256 bit
encryption algorithm (Atheros module type).
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Be sure to enable WEP (encryption) function. Otherwise your computer will
allow the illegal access by outsider through wireless LAN to cause illegal
instruction, eavesdropping, and loss or destruction of stored data. TOSHIBA
strongly recommends the customer to enable the WEP function.
TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping of data due to the use of Wireless LAN and the damage thereof.
Bluetooth wireless technology
Bluetooth™ wireless technology eliminates the need for cables between electronic
devices such as desktop computers, printers and mobile phones. You cannot use
the built-in Bluetooth functions and an optional Bluetooth PC card simultaneously.
Bluetooth wireless technology has the following features:
Worldwide operation
The Bluetooth radio transmitter and receiver operates in the 2.45 GHz band, which
is license-free and compatible with radio systems in most countries in the world.
Radio links
You can easily establish links between two or more devices. The link is maintained even if the devices are not within line of sight.
Security
Wireless communication switch
You can enable or disable Wireless LAN and Bluetooth functions, with the on/off
switch. No transmissions are sent or received when the switch is off. Slide the
switch toward the left of the computer to turn it on and toward the right of the
computer to turn it off.
CAUTION: Set the switch to off in airplanes and hospitals. Check
the indicator. It will stop glowing when the wireless communication
function is off.
Turn the computer off when you enter an airplane and check the carrier’s regulations before you use a computer on board.
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Two advanced security mechanisms ensure a high level of security:
◆ Authentication prevents access to critical data and makes it impossible to
falsify the origin of a message.
◆ Encryption prevents eavesdropping and maintains link privacy.
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Wireless communication Indicator
The wireless communication indicator indicates the status of the wireless communication functions.
Indicator status
Indication
Indicator off
Wireless communication switch is set to off.
Automatic power down because of overheating.
Power malfunction
Indicator glows
Wireless communication switch is on.
Wireless LAN or Bluetooth is turned on by an application.
If you used the Task Bar to disable W-LAN, restart the computer or follow the
procedures below to enable the system to recognize W-LAN. Open or click the
following: start, Control Panel, System, Hardware Device Manager,
Network adapters, TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and enable.
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LAN
The computer has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second,
10BASE-T) , or Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASETX).(depend on model you purchased) This section describes how to connect/
disconnect to a LAN.
CAUTION: Do not install or remove an optional memory module
while Wake-up on LAN is enabled.
Note: The Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the
system is off. Leave the AC adaptor connected while using this feature.
Connecting LAN cable
CAUTION: The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a LAN. Logging onto a LAN using the computer’s default
settings could cause a malfunction in LAN operation. Check with
your LAN administrator regarding set-up procedures.
If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASE-TX),
be sure to connect with a category 5 cable, CAT5, or higher.
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LAN
If you are using Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T), connect
with a category 3 cable, CAT3, or higher.
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power to the computer and to all external devices connected to
the computer.
2. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you hear the
latch click into place.
LAN JACK
Figure 4-14 Connecting the LAN cable
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector. Check with your
LAN administrator before connecting to a hub.
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Note: When the computer is exchanging data with the LAN, the
LAN active indicator glows amber. When the computer is connected to a LAN hub but is not exchanging data, the Link indicator
glows green.
Disconnecting LAN cable
To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
Note: Make sure the LAN active indicator (amber LED) is out
before you disconnect the computer from the LAN.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer’s LAN jack and pull out
the connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub in the same manner. Check with
your LAN administrator before disconnecting from the hub.
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Cleaning the computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust and
use care with liquids around the computer.
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Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get
wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely
before you turn it on again.
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Clean the computer using a slightly damp (with water) cloth. You can use
glass cleaner on the display. Spray a small amount of cleaner on a soft, clean
cloth and wipe the screen gently with the cloth.
CAUTION: Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let
liquid run into any part of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical
products to clean the computer.
Moving the computer
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The computer is designed for rugged durability. However, a few simple precautions taken when moving the computer will help ensure trouble-free operation.
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Make sure all disk activity has ended before moving the computer. Check
the Disk indicator on the computer.
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If a CD/DVD is in the drive, remove it. Also make sure the drawer is
securely closed.
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Turn off the power to the computer.
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Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the computer.
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Close the display. Do not pick up the computer by its display panel.
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Close all port covers.
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Use the carrying case when transporting the computer.
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When carrying your computer, be sure to hold it securely so that it does not
fall or hit anything.
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Do not carry your computer by holding protruded portions.
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Heat dispersal
Heat dispersal
To protect from overheating, the CPU has an internal temperature sensor. If the
computer’s internal temperature rises to a certain level, the cooling fan is turned
on or the processing speed is lowered. You can select whether to control the CPU
temperature by turning on the fan first, then if necessary, lowering the CPU
speed. Or, by lowering the CPU speed first, then if necessary, turning on the fan.
Use the Cooling Method item of the Basic Setup window in TOSHIBA Power
Saver.
Maximum Turn on the fan first, then if necessary, lower the CPU
Performance processing speed.
Performance Uses a combination of the fan and lowering the CPU
processing speed.
Battery Lower the CPU processing speed first, then if necessary
optimized turn on the fan.
When the CPU temperature falls to a normal range, the fan is turned off and the
CPU operation returns to standard speed.
Note: If the CPU temperature reaches an unacceptably high level
with either setting, the system automatically shuts down to prevent
damage. Data in memory will be lost.
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Chapter 5
The Keyboard
The computer’s keyboard layouts are compatible with a 101/102-key enhanced
keyboard. By pressing some keys in combination, all the 101/102-key keyboard
functions can be executed on the computer.
The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s keyboard layout your computer is configured with. Keyboards for numerous languages are available.
There are five types of keys: typewriter keys, keypad overlay, function keys, soft
keys and cursor control keys.
Typewriter keys
The typewriter keys, produce the upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and special symbols that appear on the screen.
There are some differences, however, between using a typewriter and using a
computer keyboard:
Letters and numbers produced in computer text vary in width. Spaces, which
are created by a “space character,” may also vary depending on line justification and other factors.
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The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 (one) are not interchangeable on computers as they are on a typewriter.
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The uppercase O (oh) and the 0 (zero) are not interchangeable.
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The Caps Lock function key locks only the alphabetic characters in uppercase while the shift lock on a typewriter places all keys in the shifted position.
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The Shift keys, the Tab key, and the BkSp (backspace) key perform the
same function as their typewriter counterparts but also have special computer functions.
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F1 ... F12 function keys
The function keys, not to be confused with Fn, are the 12 keys at the top of your
keyboard. These keys are dark gray, but function differently from the other dark
gray keys.
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute programmed
functions when pressed. Used in combination with the Fn key, keys marked with
icons execute specific functions on the computer. See the section, Soft keys: Fn
key combinations, in this chapter. The function executed by individual keys
depends on the software you are using.
Soft keys: Fn key combinations
The Fn (function) is unique to Toshiba computers and is used in combination
with other keys to form soft keys. Soft keys are key combinations that enable,
disable or configure specific features.
Note: Some software may disable or interfere with soft-key operations. Soft-key settings are not restored by the Resume feature.
Emulating keys on enhanced keyboard
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The keyboard is designed to provide all the features of the 101-key enhanced
keyboard, shown in figure 5-1. The 101/102-key enhanced keyboard has a
numeric keypad and scroll lock key. It also has additional Enter, Ctrl and Alt
keys to the right of the main keyboard. Since the keyboard is smaller and has
fewer keys, some of the enhanced keyboard functions must be simulated using
two keys instead of one on the larger keyboard.
Your software may require you to use keys that the keyboard does not have.
Pressing the Fn key and one of the following keys simulates the enhanced keyboard’s functions.
Press Fn + F10 or Fn + F11 to access the integrated keypad. When activated,
the keys with white markings on the bottom edge become numeric keypad keys
(Fn + F11) or cursor control keys (Fn + F10). Refer to the Keypad overlay sec-
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tion in this chapter for more information on how to operate these keys. The
power on default for both settings is off.
Press Fn + F12 (ScrLock) to lock the cursor on a specific line. The power on
default is off.
Press Fn + Enter to simulate Enter on the enhanced keyboard’s numeric keypad.
Press Fn + Ctrl to simulate the enhanced keyboard’s right Ctrl key.
Press Fn + Alt to simulate the enhanced keyboard’s right Alt key.
Hot keys
Hot keys (Fn + a function or Esc key) let you enable or disable certain features
of the computers.
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Sound mute: Pressing Fn + Esc in a Windows environment turns sound on or
off. When you press these hot keys, the current setting will be displayed as an
icon.
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Instant security: Press Fn + F1 to lock the keyboard and blank the screen to
prevent others from accessing your data. To restore the screen and original settings, press any key. When a dialog box appears, enter the screensaver password
and click OK. If no password is set, the screen will be restored when you press
any key.
Power save mode: Pressing Fn + F2 changes the power save mode.
If you press Fn + F2, the Power Save Mode is displayed in a dialog box. Continue holding down Fn and press F2 again to change the setting. You can also
change this setting through the Plugged in or Running on batteries item of the
Power Saver Properties window in Power Saver.
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Standby: When you press Fn + F3, the computer can enter Standby. To avoid
entering Standby unexpectedly, a dialog box appears for verification. However, if
you check the checkbox in the dialog box, it will not appear from the next time.
Hibernation: When you press Fn + F4, the computer can enter Hibernation. To
avoid entering Hibernation unexpectedly, a dialog box appears for verification.
However, if you check the checkbox in the dialog box, it will not appear from the
next time.
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Display selection: Press Fn + F5 to change the active display device. When
you press these hot keys a dialog box appears. Only selectable devices will be
displayed. Hold down Fn and press F5 again to change the device. When you
release Fn and F5, the selected device will change. If you hold down the keys for
three seconds the selection will return to LCD.
Display Brightness: Pressing Fn + F6 decreases the display brightness in
increments. When you press these hot keys, the current setting will be displayed
for two seconds by an icon. You can also change this setting through the Screen
brightness item of the Basic Setup window in Power Saver.
Display Brightness: Pressing Fn + F7 increases the display brightness in
increments. When you press these hot keys, the current setting will be displayed
for two seconds by a pop-up icon. You can also change this setting through the
Screen brightness item of the Basic Setup window in Power Saver.
Note: If your wireless communication device is installed, no dialog
box will not appear.
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Wireless setting: If your computer has both Bluetooth and wireless LAN
functions, you can press Fn + F8 to select which type of wireless communication you want to use. When you press these hot keys, a dialog box will appear.
Continue holing down Fn and press F8 to change the setting. If wireless communication is turned off, Disabled Wireless Communication Switch will be displayed.
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Touch Pad: Pressing Fn + F9 in a windows environment enables or disables
the Touch Pad function. When you press these hot keys, the current setting will
change and be displayed as an icon.
Display resolution selection: Press Fn + space keys to change the display
resolution. Each time when you press these hot keys, the display resolution
changes as follows: From the current resolution (the original resolution) to
1024x768, from 1024x768 to 800x600, from 800x600 to the original resolution.
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (reduce): To reduce the icon size on the desktop
or the application window, press the 1 key while holding down the Fn key.
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TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (enlarge): To enlarge the icon size on the desktop or the application window, press the 2 key while holding down the Fn key.
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Fn Sticky key
You can use the Toshiba Accessibility Utility to make the Fn key sticky, that is,
you can press it once, release it, and they press an “F number” key.
To start the Toshiba Accessibity Utility, click start, point to All Programs, point
to TOSHIBA, point to Utilities and click Accessibility.
Windows special keys
The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows: one
activates the Start menu and the other has the same function as the secondary
mouse button.
This key activates the Windows Start menu.
This key has the same function as the secondary mouse button.
Keypad overlay
Your computer’s keyboard does not have an independent numeric keypad, but its
numeric keypad overlay functions like one.
The keys in the center of the keyboard with white letters make up the numeric
keypad overlay. The overlay provides the same functions as the numeric keypad
on the 101/102-key enhanced keyboard in figure 5-1.
Turning on the overlays
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The numeric keypad overlay can be used for numeric data input or cursor and
page control.
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Arrow mode
To turn on the Arrow mode, press Fn + F10. The Arrow mode indicator lights.
Now try cursor and page control using the keys shown in figure 5-1. Press Fn +
F10 again to turn off the overlay.
Numeric mode
To turn on the Numeric mode, press Fn + F11. The Numeric mode indicator
lights. Now try numeric data entry using the keys in figure 5-1. Press Fn + F11
again to turn off the overlay.
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Figure 5-1 The numeric keypad overlay
Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on)
While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard without turning off the overlay:
1. Hold Fn and press any other key. All keys will operate as if the overlay
were off.
2. Type uppercase characters by holding Fn + Shift and pressing a character
key.
3. Release Fn to continue using the overlay.
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Temporarily using overlay (overlay off)
While using the normal keyboard, you can temporarily use the keypad overlay
without turning it on:
1. Press and hold down Fn.
2. Check the keyboard indicators. Pressing Fn turns on the most recently used
overlay. If the Numeric mode indicator lights, you can use the overlay for
numeric entry. If the Arrow mode indicator lights, you can use the overlay
for cursor and page control.
3. Release Fn to return to normal keyboard operation.
Temporarily changing modes
If the computer is in Numeric mode, you can switch temporarily to Arrow
mode by pressing a shift key.
If the computer is in Arrow mode, you can switch temporarily to Numeric
mode by pressing a shift key.
Generating ASCII characters
Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard operation. But,
you can generate these characters using their ASCII codes.
With the overlay on:
1. Hold down Alt.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
3. Release Alt, and the ASCII character appears on the display screen.
With the overlay off:
1. Hold Alt + Fn.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
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3. Release Alt + Fn, and the ASCII character appears on the display screen.
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Power and Power-Up Modes
The computer’s power resources include the AC adaptor and internal batteries.
This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of these resources
including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and
power up modes.
Power conditions
The computer’s operating capability and battery charge status are affected by the
power conditions: whether an AC adaptor is connected, whether a battery is
installed and what the charge level is for the battery.
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Table 1: Power conditions
Power on
Power off (no operation)
AC
Battery fully
•
Operates
•
No charge
adaptor
charged
•
No charge
•
LED: Battery Blue
•
LED: Battery Blue
connected
DC IN Blue
DC IN Blue
Battery
•
Operates
•
Quick charge
partially
•
Charge
•
LED: Battery Amber
charged or
•
LED: Battery Amber
no charge
No battery
•
Operates
•
No charge
installed
•
No charge
•
LED: Battery off
•
LED: Battery off
DC IN Blue
AC
Battery
•
Operates
adaptor
charge is
•
LED: Battery off
not
above low
connected
battery
DC IN off
trigger point
Battery
•
Operates
charge is
•
LED: Battery
below low
flashes Amber
battery
DC IN off
trigger point
Battery
Computer goes into
charge is
Hibernation or shuts down
exhausted
(depending on the Toshiba
power Management Utility
Setting)
No battery
•
No operation
installed
•
LED: Battery off
DC IN off
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DC IN Blue
DC IN Blue
Power indicators
The Battery, DC IN and Power indicators on the system indicator panel alert
you to the computer’s operating capability and battery charge status.
Battery indicator
Check the Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery.
The following indicator lights indicate the battery status:
Flashing amber
The battery charge is low. The AC adaptor must be connected to recharge the battery.
Amber
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and charging the
battery.
Blue
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the battery is
fully charged.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light.
Note: If the battery becomes too hot while it is being charged, the
charge will stop and the battery indicator will go out. When the battery’s temperature falls to a normal range, charge will resume. This
event occurs regardless of whether the power to the computer is on
or off.
DC IN indicator
Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC adaptor
connected:
Blue
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and supplying
proper power to the computer.
Amber
Indicates a problem with the power supply. Plug the AC
adaptor into another outlet. If it still does not operate
properly, see your dealer.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light.
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Power indicator
Check the Power indicator to determine the power status.
Blue
Indicates power is being supplied to the computer and
the computer is turned on.
Blinking amber
Indicates the power was turned off while the computer
was in Supsend mode.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light.
Battery types
The computer has two types of batteries:
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Battery — 4 cell, 6 cell or 8 cell depending on the models
❑
Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
Battery
When the AC power cord is not connected, the computer’s main power source is
a removable lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this manual as the battery. You can purchase additional battery packs for extended use of the computer
away from an AC power source.
CAUTION: The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can
explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
The battery recharges the RTC batteries. The battery maintains the state of the
computer when you enable Resume.
CAUTION: When the computer is powered off in Resume mode, and
the AC adaptor is not connected, the battery pack supply power to
maintain data and programs in memory. If the battery pack is completely discharged, Resume does not function and the computer loses
all data in memory.
The following message appears when you turn on the power:
WARNING: RESUME FAILURE.
PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE.
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Real time clock battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real time
clock and calendar. It also maintains the system configuration.
If the RTC battery becomes completely discharged, the system loses this data and
the real time clock and calendar stop working. The following message appears
when you turn on the power:
Check system. Then press [F1] key . . . . . .
CAUTION: The computer’s RTC battery is a lithium ion battery and
should be replaced only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service
representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced,
used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required by
local ordinances or regulations.
Care and use of the battery pack
The battery pack is a vital component of portable computing. Taking proper care
of it will help ensure longer operating time on battery power as well as a longer
life for your battery pack. Follow the instructions in this section carefully to
ensure safe operation and maximum performance.
Safety precautions
Mishandling of batteries can cause death, serious injury or property damage.
Carefully observe the following advisories:
Danger: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, Which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Warning: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, Which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
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To ensure that the battery pack maintains its maximum capacity, operate the
computer on battery power at least once a month until the battery pack is fully
discharged. Refer to Extending battery life in this chapter for procedures. If the
computer is continuously operated on AC power, more than a month, the battery
may fail to retain a charge. It may not function efficiently over the expected life
of the battery and the Battery LED may not indicate a low-battery condition.
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Caution: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, Which if not avoided, may
result in moderate or minor injury or property damage.
Note: Provides important information.
Danger
1. Never try to dispose of the battery pack by burning or expose it to a heating
device such as a microwave oven. The battery pack could explode and
cause bodily injury.
2. Never try to disassemble, repair or otherwise tamper with a battery pack.
The battery pack will overheat and ignite. Leakage of caustic alkaline solution or other electrolytic substances will cause fire or injury, possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
3. Never short-circuit the battery pack by contacting the terminals with a
metal object. A short-circuit can cause fire or otherwise damage the battery
pack and possibly cause injury. To avoid accidental short-circuit, always
wrap the battery pack in plastic and cover the terminals with electrical tape
when storing or disposing of the battery pack.
4. Never puncture the battery pack with a nail or other sharp object. Never
strike it with a hammer or other object. Never step on it.
5. Never try to change the battery pack in any manner other than that
described in user’s manual. Never connect the battery pack to a plug socked
or to a automobile’s cigarette lighter socket. It may rupture or ignite.
6. Use only the battery pack supplied with the computer or other device or an
battery pack approved by the computer or device’s manufacturer. Battery
packs have different voltages and terminal polarities. Use of an improper
battery could cause smoke, fire or rupture of the battery pack.
7. Never subject a battery pack to heat, such as storage near a heat source.
Exposure to heat can cause the battery pack to ignite, explode or leak caustic liquid and cause death or serious injury. It could also fail or malfunction
causing data lose.
8. Never expose the battery pack to abnormal shock, vibration or pressure.
The battery pack’s internal protective device will fail, causing it to overheat, explode, ignite or leak caustic liquids possibly resulting in death or
serious injury.
9. Never let a battery pack become wet. A wet battery pack will overheat,
ignite or rupture possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
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1. Never allow caustic electrolyte fluid leaked from a battery pack to contact
your eyes, skin or clothing. If caustic electrolyte fluid should contact your
eyes, immediately wash your eyes with large amounts of running water and
seek medical attention, to help prevent eye damage. It electrolyte fluid
should contact your skin immediately wash it under running water to prevent rash. If it contacts your clothes, promptly remove them to prevent the
fluid from contacting your skin or eyes.
2. Immediately turn off the power, disconnect the AC adaptor and remove the
battery if any of the following events are observed in the battery pack:
offensive or unusual odor, excessive heat, discoloration or deformation.
Never use the computer again until it has been checked by a TOSHIBA service provider. It might generate smoke or fire, or the battery pack might
rupture.
3. Make sure the battery is securely installed in the computer before attempting to charge the battery pack. Improper installation could generate smoke
or fire, or cause the battery pack to rupture.
4. Keep the battery pack out or reach of infants and children. It can cause
injury.
Caution
1. Never continue to use a battery pack after its recharging capacity has
become impaired, or after the display of a warning message indicating that
the battery pack’s power is exhausted. Continued use of an exhausted or
impaired battery pack could cause the loss of data.
2. Never dispose of battery packs with normal trash. Bring them to your
TOSHIBA dealer or to another recycling center to save resources and prevent environmental damage. Cover the terminals with electrical tape to prevent short-circuits, which could cause the battery pack to ignite or rupture.
3. Use only battery packs recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
4. Always make sure the battery pack is installed correctly and securely. Otherwise, a battery pack could fall out and possibly cause injury.
5. Change the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35
degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak, battery
pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might be shortened.
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6. Be sure to monitor the remaining battery power. If the battery pack and real
time clock battery discharge completely. Standby and Suspend will not
function and data in memory will be lose. Also, the computer might register
an incorrect time and date. In this case, connect the AC adaptor to recharge
the batteries.
7. Never install or remove the battery pack without first turning off the power
and disconnecting the AC adaptor. Never remove the battery pack while the
computer in Suspend or Standby mode. Data will be lost.
Note
1. Never remove the battery pack while the Wake-up on LAN function is
enabled. Data will be lost. Before you remove a battery pack, disable the
Wake-up on LAN function.
2. To ensure the battery pack maintains maximum capacity, operate the computer on battery power once a week until the battery pack is fully discharged. Refer to the section Extending battery life in this chapter for
procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power for an
extended period, more than a week, the battery might fail to retain a charge.
It might not function efficiently over the expected life of the battery pack
and Battery indicator might not indicate a low-battery condition.
3. After the battery pack is charged, avoid leaving the AC adaptor connected
and the computer turned off for more than a few hours at a time. Continuing
to charge a fully-charged battery pack can damage the battery.
Charging the batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the Battery indicator flashes
amber indicating that only a few minutes of battery power remain. If you continue to use the computer while the Battery indicator flashes, the computer
enables Hibernation mode (so you don’t lose data) and automatically turns off.
NOTES: The computer enters Hibernate mode only if Hibernation is
enabled in two places: the Hibernate tab in Power Options and Setup
Action tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
You must recharge a battery pack when it becomes discharged.
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To recharge a battery pack while it is installed in the computer, connect the AC
adaptor to the DC IN socket and plug the other end into a working outlet.
The Battery indicator glows amber when the battery is being charged.
CAUTION: Use only the computer connected to an AC power
source or the optional TOSHIBA Battery charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other
charger.
Time
The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a discharged battery.
Charging time (hours)
Battery type
System on
System off
Battery pack (4 cell)
8 hours or later
4 hours
Battery pack (6 cell)
8 hours or later
4 hours
Battery pack (8 cell)
8 hours or later
4 hours
RTC battery
24 hours
Don’t charge
Note: The charging time when the computer is on is affected by
ambient temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you
use the computer. If you make heavy use of external devices, for
example, the battery might scarcely charge at all during operation.
Refer also to the section Maximizing battery operating time.
Battery charging notice
The battery may not charge right away under the following conditions:
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The battery is extremely hot or cold. If the battery is extremely hot, it might
not charge at all. Also, to ensure the battery charges to its full capacity,
charge the battery at room temperature of 10° to 30°C (50° to 86°F).
❑
The battery is nearly completely discharged. Leave the AC adaptor connected for a few minutes and the battery should begin charging.
The Battery indicator may show a rapid decrease in battery operating time when
you try to charge a battery under the following conditions:
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The battery has not been used for a long time.
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The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer for a
long time.
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A cool battery is installed in a warm computer.
In such case, follow the steps below.
1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power on
until the power automatically shuts off.
2. Plug in the AC adaptor.
3. Charge the battery until the Battery indicator glows green.
Repeat the steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal capacity.
Note: Leaving the AC adaptor connected will shorten battery life. At
least once a month, run the computer on battery power until the battery is fully discharged, then recharged the battery.
Monitoring battery capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
NOTES: 1. Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before
trying to monitor the remaining operating time. The computer needs this time to check the battery’s remaining capacity and to calculate the remaining operating time, based on
the current power consumption rate and remaining battery
capacity. The actual remaining operating time may differ
slightly from the calculated time.
2. With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity will gradually decrease. Therefore, an often used, older
battery will not operate for as long as a new battery even
when both are fully charged. In this case, TOSHIBA Power
Saver will indicate a 100% charge for both the old and new
battery, but the displayed estimated time remaining will be
shorter for the older battery.
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A battery’s usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a single
charge.
How long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
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How you configure the computer (for example, whether you enable batterypower saving options). The computer provides a battery save mode, which
can be set in TOSHIBA Power Saver, to conserve battery power. This mode
has the following options:
• CPU Precessing speed
• Screen brightness
• Cooling Method
• System standby
• System Hibernation
• Monitor Power off
• HDD Power off
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How often and how long you use the hard disk, CD/DVD-ROM drive and
the diskette drive.
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How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
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How you use optional devices, such as a PC card, to which the battery supplies power.
❑
Enabling Resume mode conserves battery power if you are frequently turning the computer off and on.
❑
Where you store your programs and data.
❑
Closing the display when you are not using the keyboard saves power.
❑
Operating time decreases at low temperatures.
❑
The condition of the battery terminals. Make sure the battery terminals stay
clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the battery
pack.
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Retaining data with power off
When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain
data for the following approximate time periods:
Battery pack (4 cell)
Battery pack (6 cell)
Battery pack (8 cell)
RTC battery
about 1.5
days (Standby mode)
about 20
days (Shutdown mode)
about 2
days (Standby mode)
about 30
days (Shutdown mode)
about 3
days (Standby mode)
about 40
days (Shutdown mode)
about 2
months
Extending battery life
To maximize the life of your battery pack:
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At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source and
operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges. Before
doing so, follow the steps below.
1.
Turn off the computer’s power.
2.
Disconnect the AC adaptor and turn on the computer’s power. If it does
not turn on go to step 4.
3.
Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If the battery
pack has at least five minutes of operating time, continue operating
until the battery pack is fully discharged. If the battery LED flashes or
there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4.
4.
Connect the AC adaptor to the computer and the power cord to a power
outlet. The DC IN LED should glow blue, and the Battery LED should
glow amber to indicate that the battery pack is being charged. If the DC
IN indicator does not glow, power is not being supplied. Check the connections for the AC adaptor and power cord.
5.
Charge the battery pack until the Battery LED glows blue.
❑
If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
❑
If you will not be using the system for an extended period, more than one
month, remove the battery pack.
❑
Disconnect the AC adaptor when the battery is fully charged. Overcharging
makes the battery hot and shortens life.
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Replacing the battery pack
If you are not going to use the computer for more than eight hours, disconnect the AC adaptor.
❑
Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
Replacing the battery pack
When the battery pack reaches the end of its operating life you will need to
install a new one. If the Battery indicator flashes amber shortly after fully
recharging the battery, the battery pack needs to be replaced.
You might also replace a discharged battery pack with a charged spare when you
are operating your computer away from an AC power source. This section
explains how to remove and install battery packs.
Removing the battery pack
To replace a discharged battery pack, follow the steps below.
CAUTIONS: 1. When handling battery pack, be careful not to short circuit the terminals. Also do not drop, hit or otherwise
apply impact; do not scratch or break the casing and do
not twist or bend the battery pack.
2. Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in
Standby mood. Data is stored in RAM, so if the computter
loses power it will be lose.
3. In Hibernation mode, data will be lose if you remove the
battery or disconnect the AC adaptor before thesave is
completed. Wait for the Fixed HDD/ODD indicator to go
out.
1. Save your work.
2. Turn the computerķs power off. Make sure the Power indicator is off.
3. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
4. Turn the computer upside down with the back of the computer facing you.
5. Slide the battery pack locking latch toward the unlock position.
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BATTERY PACK
LOCK
BATTERY PACK
BATTERY
RELEASE LATCH
Figure 6-1 Slide the locking latch to the unlocked position
6. Slide the battery release latch to free the battery pack for removal, then lift
up the battery pack.
BATTERY PACK
LOCK
BATTERY
RELEASE LATCH
BATTERY PACK
Figure 6-2 Removing the battery pack
7. Pull the battery pack forward to remove it.
CAUTION: For environmental reasons, do not throw away a spent
battery pack. Please return spent battery pack to your TOSHIBA
dealer.
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POWER AND POWERUP MODES
Installing the battery pack
To install a battery pack, follow the steps below.
CAUTION: The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can
explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
1. Be sure the computer’s power is off and all cables are disconnected.
2. Insert the battery pack.
BATTERY PACK
Figure 6-3 Installing the battery pack
3. Push the battery pack until it is firmly seated.
Starting the computer by password
To start up the computer with the user password, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 3, Getting Started. The following message appears:
Password =
CAUTION: At this point, the hot keys Fn + F1 to F9 do not work.
They will function after you enter the password.
2. Enter the password.
3. Press Enter.
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CAUTION: If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a
row, the computer shuts off. In this case, you must turn the computer
back on to retry password entry.
Power-up modes
The computer has the following power-up modes:
❑
Boot: Computer shuts down without saving data. Always save your work
before you turn the computer off in boot mode.
❑
Hibernation: Data in memory is saved to the hard disk.
❑
Standby: Data is maintained in the computer’s main memory.
Note: Refer also to the sections Turning on the power and Turning
off the power in Chapter 3, Getting Started.
Windows utilities
You can specify the setting in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
Hot keys
You can use hot keys Fn + F3 to enter Standby mode and Fn + F4 to enter
Hibernation. See Chapter 5, The Keyboard for details.
Panel power on/off
You can set up your computer so that power turns off automatically when you
close the display panel. When you open the panel, power turns on in Standby or
Hibernation mode but not in boot mode.
Note: If the panel power off function is enabled and use Shut down
Windows, do not close the display until the shut down function is
completed.
System Auto Off
This feature turns the system off automatically if it is not used for a set duration.
The system shuts down in Standby mode or Hibernation mode in windows.
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HW Setup and Passwords
HW Setup
TOSHIBA HW Setup lets you configure settings for pointing devices, display,
CPU, boot priority, keyboard, USB, LAN, general, password, and device config.
Note: If the supervisor password is set, access to the TOSHIBA HW
Setup program can be prevented when the user password is used to
log on to the computer.
Accessing HW Setup
If you are using Windows® XP, click start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and select TOSHIBA HW Setup to run HW
Setup.
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This chapter explains how to use TOSHIBA HW Setup program to configure
your computer and how to set passwords.
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The HW Setup window contains the following tabs: Pointing Devices, Display,
CPU, Boot Priority, Keyboard, USB, LAN, General, Password, and Device Config.
There are also three buttons: OK, Cancel and Apply.
OK Accepts your changes and closes the HW Setup window.
Cancel Closes the window without accepting your changes.
Apply Accepts all your changes without closing the HW Setup
window.
General
This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons: Default and
About.
Default Return all HW Setup values to the factory settings.
About Display the HW Setup version.
Setup
This field displays BIOS Version and date.
Password
User Password
This option allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
Not Registered Change or remove the password. (Default)
Registered Set the password. A dialog box will appear to let you set
the password.
To enter a user password:
1. Select Registered to display the following prompt:
Enter Password:
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2. Enter a password of up to 10 characters. The character string you enter is
displayed as a string of asterisks. For example, if you enter a password consisting of four characters, the display is shown as:
Enter Password: ****
Note: If you click the OK button before entering the password, Not
registered will appear on the display.
Verify Password:
4. If character strings match, the password is registered click OK button.
If they do not match, the following message appears. You must repeat from
step 1.
Entry Error!!!
To delete a user password:
1. Select Not Registered to display the following prompt:
Enter Password:
2. Enter the currently registered password. The character string you enter is
displayed as a string of asterisks.
Enter Password: ****
Note: If you click the OK button before entering the password, Registered will appear on the display.
3. Click the OK button. If the character string you enter matches the registered
password, the password option is reset and the display changes to:
Not registered
If they do not match, the following message appears. You must repeat step
1.
Incorrect Password!!!
Note: If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, the
computer need to shut off.
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3. Click the OK button. The following message appears, allowing you to verify the password.
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You will not be able to access the password option in the HW Setup. In this
case you must turn the power off and back on to retry the procedure.
4. Follow the same procedures described in the earlier section, How to set the
password, to set a new user password.
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Display
This tab lets you customize your computer’s display settings for either the internal LCD screen or for an external monitor.
Power On Display
Lets you set the display to be used when the computer is booted.
Auto-Selected Selects an external monitor if one is connected. Otherwise, it selects the internal LCD. (Default)
LCD+AnalogRGB Selects both the internal LCD and external monitor for
simultaneous display.
CPU
Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode
This option lets you choose from the following settings:
Dynamically Switchable CPU power consumption and clock speed
automatic switching function is enabled.
When the computer is in use, CPU operation
is automatically switched when necessary.
(Default)
Always High CPU power consumption and clock speed
automatic switching function is disabled. The
CPU always runs at its fastest speed.
Always Low CPU power consumption and clock speed
automatic switching function is disabled. The
CPU always runs at low power consumption
and low speed.
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Boot Priority
Boot Priority Options
You can override the settings and manually select a boot device by pressing one
of the following keys while the computer is booting:
U Selects the USB diskette drive.
N Selects the Network.
1 Selects the primary HDD.
C Selects the CD-ROM*.
This procedure does not affect the settings.
*
In this computer, CD-ROM refers to the DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW or CD-RW/
DVD-ROM drives.
Note: PC card HDD boot is not supported.
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This option sets the priority for booting the computer. Select from the following
settings:
FDD -> HDD -> CD-ROM -> LAN
The computer looks for bootable files in
the following order: diskette drive, HDD,
CD-ROM* and LAN.
HDD -> FDD -> CD-ROM -> LAN
The computer looks for bootable files in
the following order: HDD,diskette drive,
CD-ROM* and LAN. (default)
FDD -> CD-ROM -> LAN -> HDD
The computer looks for bootable files in
the following order: diskette drive, CDROM*, LAN and HDD.
The computer looks for bootable files in
HDD -> CD-ROM -> LAN -> FDD
the following order: HDD, CD-ROM*,
LAN and diskette drive.
CD-ROM -> LAN -> FDD -> HDD
The computer looks for bootable files in
the following order: CD-ROM*, LAN, diskette drive and HDD.
The computer looks for bootable files in
CD-ROM -> LAN -> HDD -> FDD
the following order: CD-ROM*, LAN,
HDD and diskette drive.
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To change the boot drive, follow the steps below.
1. Hold down F12 and boot the computer.
2. Use the up/down cursor keys to select boot device you want and press
Enter.
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NOTES: 1. If a supervisor password is set, the menu above does not
appear when you use the user password to start the computer.
2. The selection method above does not change the boot priority
settings in HW Setup.
3. If you press a key other than one of those above or if the
selected device is not installed, the system will boot according to the current setting in HW Setup.
Keyboard
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled and the computer is in standby mode, you can turn
on the computer by pressing any key. It is effective only for the internal keyboard
and only when the computer is in standby mode.
Enabled Enables Wake-up on Keyboard.
Disabled Disables Wake-up on Keyboard. (Default)
USB
USB KB/Mouse Legacy Emulation
Use this option to enable or disable USB KB/Mouse Legacy Emulation. If your
operating system does not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse and keyboard by setting the USB KB/Mouse Legacy Emulation item to Enabled.
Enabled Enables the USB KB/Mouse Legacy Emulation.
(Default)
Disabled Disables the USB KB/Mouse Legacy Emulation.
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LAN
Built-in LAN
Enabled
Disabled
Enables built-in LAN functions. (Default)
Disables built-in LAN functions.
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Optional Devices
Optional devices can expand the computer’s capabilities and its versatility. The
following optional devices are available from your TOSHIBA dealer:
Cards/memory
❑
PC cards
❑
SD, MS (MS Pro), MMC, xD memory cards
❑
Memory expansion
❑
Express cards
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Power devices
❑
Additional battery pack (4 cell, 6 cell and 8 cell)
❑
Additional AC adaptor
Peripheral devices
❑
USB FDD Kit
❑
External monitor
❑
Television
❑
IEEE 1394
Other
❑
Security lock
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PC cards
The computer is equipped with a PC card expansion slot that can accommodate
one 5 mm Type II card. Any PC card that meets industry standards (manufactured by TOSHIBA or other vendor) can be installed. The slots support 16-bit PC
cards, including PC card 16’s multifunction card and CardBus PC cards.
CardBus supports the new standard of 32-bit PC cards. The bus provides superior performance for the greater demands of multimedia data transmission.
Installing a PC card
The PC card slot is located on the left side of the computer. You can install one
Type II card in the slot.
OPTIONAL DEVICES
Windows’ hot-install feature lets you install PC cards while the computer’s
power is on.
NOTES: 1. Do not install a PC card while the computer is in standby or
hibernation mode. Some cards might not work properly.
2. An HDD or CD-ROM connected to a 16-bit PC card, might
affect the performance of the computer’s sound system and
data transmission, including slower transmission speeds and
dialing errors.
To install a PC card, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the PC card.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
PC CARD
PC CARD SLOT
Figure 8-1 Inserting the PC card
3. Check the configuration in the HW Setup window to make sure it is appropriate for your card.
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Removing a PC card
To remove the PC card, follow the steps below.
1. In Windows® XP, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray and disable the PC card.
2. Press the eject button of the PC card you want to remove to extend the button.
3. Press the extended eject button to pop the card out slightly.
4. Grasp the PC card and remove it.
OPTIONAL DEVICES
PC CARD
EJECT BUTTON
Figure 8-2 Removing the PC card
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Express Card
Installing an Express Card
The Express Card slot is located on the left side of the computer. You can install
one Express Card in the slot.
Windows’ hot-install feature lets you install Express Card while the computer’s
power is on.
Note: Do not install an Express Card while the computer is in
standby or hibernation mode. Some cards might not work properly.
To install an Express Card, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the Express Card.
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2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
3. Check the configuration in the HW Setup window to make sure it is appropriate for your card.
EXPRESS CARD SLOT
Figure 8-3 Inserting the Express Card
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Removing an Express Card
To remove the Express Card, follow the steps below.
1. In Windows® XP, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray and disable the Express Card.
2. Press the Express Card slightly to make it stretch out.
3. Grasp the Express Card and pull it out from the slot.
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Figure 8-4 Removing the Express Card
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Multiple Digital Media Card Slot (Supported with some models)
The computer is equipped with a Multiple Digital Media Card Slot that can accommodate Secure Digital (SD)/Memory Stick (MS)/Memory Stick Pro (MS Pro)/
Multi Media Card (MMC)/xD memory cards. These memory cards let you easily
transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants,
that use SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD memory cards.
CAUTION: Keep foreign obiects out of the Multiple Digital Media
Cards Slot. A pin or similar object can damage the computer’s circuitry.
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See below for the card capacities:
Card Type
SD
MMC
MS
MS Pro
xD
Capacties
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Installing a SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card
To install the memory card, follow the steps below.
1. Slide the cover toward the left.
2. Insert the memory card.
3. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
SD/MS/MS PRO/
MMC/XD CARD
MULTIPLE
DIGITAL MEDIA
Figure 8-5 Inserting the memory card
CAUTION: Make sure the SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card is oriented properly before you insert it.
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1. Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo/Mini SD card
is not supported.
2. Two kinds of cards will not work at the same time. Please
insert only one card when using Multiple Digital Media
Card Slot.
Note: If Windows fail to read the SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card,
remove it then reinsert it.
Removing a SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card
To remove the memory card, follow the steps below.
1. In Windows® XP, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray and disable the inserted memory card.
2. Grasp the card and remove it.
OPTIONAL DEVICES
SD/MS/MS PRO/
MMC/XD CARD
Figure 8-6 Removing the inserted memory card
CAUTIONS: 1. Make sure the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot indicator
is out before you remove the card or turn off the computer’s power. If you remove the card or turn off the
power while the computer is accessing the card you may
lose data or damage the card.
2. Please do not remove the inserted memory card from the
Multiple Digital Media Card Slot while in Standby or in
Hibernation state. If you do, PC may become unstable or
the data in the memory card may be lost.
3. Do not turn off or make computer in Standby or Hibernation mode during data is being transferred. The computer
could become unstable or data would be lost.
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Memory expansion
You can install additional memory in the computer’s memory module to increase
the amount of RAM.
CAUTION: Only memory modules with the following parts numbers
can be installed:
256MB: PA3389U-1M25
512MB: PA3412U-1M51
1GB: PA3411U-1M1G
Installing memory module
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To install a memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then:
1. Turn the computer off in boot mode. Refer to the Turning off the power section in Chapter 3.
CAUTIONS: 1. If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will become hot. In this case, let the memory modules
cool to room temperature before you replace them.
2. Do not try to install a memory module with the computer
turned on or turned off in Standby and Hibernation mode.
You can damage the computer and the memory module.
3. If you install a memory module that is not compatible
with the computer, a beep will sound when you turn on the
power. If the module is installed in slot A, there will be a
long beep followed by a short beep. If the module is in
slot B, there will be a long beep followed by two short
beeps. In this case shut down the power and remove the
incompatible module.
2. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
3. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.)
4. Remove one screw securing the memory module cover.
5. Lift off the cover.
Note: Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver.
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Figure 8-7 Removing the cover
6. Insert the memory module into the connector on the computer. Press the
module carefully and firmly to ensure a solid connection.
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7. Push the module down so that it lies flat and is secured by two latches.
CAUTION: Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or
on the computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory
access problems.
Figure 8-8 Inserting the memory module
8. Seat the cover and secure it with one screw.
9. When you turn the computer on, it should automatically recognize the total
memory capacity. Use the HW Setup program to verify that the added
memory is recognized. If it is not recognized, check the module’s connection.
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Removing memory module
To remove the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then:
1. Turn the computer off and remove all cables connected to the computer.
CAUTIONS: 1. If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will become hot. In this case, let the memory modules
cool to room temperature before you replace them.
2. Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer
turned on or turned off in Standby and Hibernation mode.
You can damage the computer and the memory module.
2. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.)
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3. Remove one screw securing the memory module cover.
4. Lift off the cover.
5. Use a slender object such as a pen to press two latches on either side of the
memory module to the outside. The memory module will pop up.
6. Grasp the memory module by the sides and pull it out.
CAUTION: Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or
on the computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory
access problems.
Figure 8-9 Removing the memory module
7. Seat the cover and secure it with one screw.
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Additional battery pack (4 Cell, 6 Cell and 8 Cell )
Additional battery pack (4 Cell, 6 Cell
and 8 Cell )
You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery packs (4
Cell: PA3451U-1BAS/PA3451U-1BRS, 6 Cell: PA3465U-1BAS/PA3465U1BRS, 8 Cell: PA3457U-1BAS/PA3457U-1BRS). If you’re away from an AC
power source, you can replace a low battery with a fully charged one. See Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Additional AC adaptor
If you frequently transport the computer between different sites such as your
home and office, purchasing an AC adaptor for each location will reduce the
weight and bulk of your carrying load: PA3468U-1ACA/PA3468E-1AC3.
The 3 1/2" external FDD drive module can be connected to the USB port. For
details on connecting the 3 1/2" external diskette drive module, refer to Chapter
4, Operating Basics.
External monitor
An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port on the
computer, Port Replicator. The computer supports VGA and Super VGA video
modes. To connect a monitor, follow the steps below.
CAUTION: If an external monitor is connected to the computer, do
not connect the Port Replicator. First disconnect the external monitor from the computer then connect the Port Replicator and use its
external monitor port.
Note: The Resume feature can be used with an external monitor.
Simply enable Resume and the computer will maintain the data as it
is displayed on the external monitor.
1. Connect the monitor to the external monitor port.
2. Turn the monitor’s power on.
When you turn on the power, the computer automatically recognizes the monitor
and determines whether it is color or monochrome.
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You can use the HW Setup to select between Auto-Selected and Simultaneous
displays. Refer to Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords.
If you have selected Simultaneous under the Display options of the HW Setup,
both the external monitor and the internal LCD will be active when you turn on
the computer. If Auto-Selected is selected, only the external monitor will be
active.
To change the display settings, press Fn + F5. If you disconnect the monitor
before you turn the computer off, be sure to press Fn + F5 to switch to the internal display. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details on using hot keys to
change the display setting.
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Note: If you set Simultaneous for the computer’s display, you
must set the computer’s display resolution to the same as that of the
external monitor or other device, such as a projector.
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Television
A television can be connected to the video out port on the computer. To connect a
television, follow the steps below.
1. Turn the computer off.
2. Use a video cable (not supplied) to connect the television to the video out
port.
VIDEO OUT PORT
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Figure 8-10 Connecting a television
3. Turn the television on.
4. Turn the computer on.
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
Some models are equipped with a i.LINK.
i.LINK (IEEE1394) is used for high-speed data transfer for a range of compatible
devices such as
1. Digital video cameras
2. Hard disk drives
3. MO drives
4. CD-RW drives
CAUTION: i.LINK uses a four-pin connector, which does not carry
electriccurrent. External devices will need their own power supply.
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Precautions
1. Make a back-up of your data before transferring it to the computer. There is
a possibility that the original data will be damaged. There is a particular risk
that some frames will be deleted in the case of digital video transfer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for such loss of data.
2. Do not transfer data in areas where static electricity is easily generated or in
areas subjected to electronic noise. Data can be destroyed.
3. If you are transferring data through an IEEE1394 hub, do not connect or
disconnect other devices from the hub during data transfer. There is a likelihood that data will be damaged. Connect all devices to the hub before you
turn on the computer’s power.
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4. You may not use any copyrighted video or music data copied from a video
camera except for your personal enjoyment.
5. If you connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK device
that is currently exchanging data with the computer, data frames might be
dropped.
6. Make sure data transfer has ended or turn off the computer, before you:
a. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from the computer.
b. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK device
that is connected to the computer.
Connecting
1. Make sure the connectors are properly aligned and plug the i.LINK
(IEEE1394) cable into the computer.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the device.
Note the following when you use i.LINK:
a. You may need to install drivers for your i.LINK devices.
b. Not all i.LINK devices have been tested. Therefore, compatibility with
all i.LINK devices cannot be guaranteed.
c. Use S100, S200 or S400 cables no longer than three meters.
d. Some devices might not support standby or automatic off functions.
e. Do not connect or disconnect an i.LINK device while it is using an
application or when the computer is automatically shutting it down to
save power. Data might be destroyed.
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f. When multiple IEEE1394 devices are connected to a PC, the devices
may not correctly be identified. This problem may occur when Windows® XP is restarted while the devices are connected or when the
power to the IEEE1394 devices is turned on before the PC is turned on.
If it occurs, disconnect the IEEE1394 cables and then reconnect them.
Disconnecting
1. Open the Safety Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Point to i.LINK (IEEE1394) device and click.
3. Disconnect the cable from the computer then from the i.LINK device.
CAUTION: Refer also to the documentation that came with your
i.LINK device.
A security lock enables you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy
object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer.
Attach one end of a cable to the desk and the other end to the security lock slot on
the left side of the computer.
Figure 8-11 Security lock
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Chapter 9
Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems
occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the cause.
All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might go
wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
Problem solving process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following guidelines:
❑ Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists. Further action may
result in data loss or damage. You may destroy valuable problem-related information that can help solve the problem.
❑ Observe what is happening. Write down what the system is doing and what
actions you performed immediately before the problem occurred. If you have a
printer attached, print a copy of the screen using PrtSc.
Preliminary checklist
Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to fix and
yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem.
❑ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the computer.
This includes your printer and any other external device you are using.
❑ Before you attach an external device, turn the computer off. When you turn
the computer back on it recognizes the new device.
❑ Make sure all options are set properly in the setup program.
❑ Check all cables. Are they correctly and firmly attached? Loose cables can
cause signal errors.
❑ Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for loose pins.
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The questions and procedures offered in this chapter are meant as a guide, they
are not definitive problem solving techniques. Many problems can be solved
simply, but a few may require help from your dealer. If you find you need to consult your dealer or others, be prepared to describe the problem in as much detail
as possible.
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❑ Check that your diskette is correctly inserted and that the diskette’s write
protect tab is correctly set.
Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log. This
will help you describe your problems to your dealer. If a problem recurs, the log
will help you identify the problem faster.
Analyzing the problem
Sometimes the system gives clues that can help you identify why it is malfunctioning. Keep the following questions in mind:
❑ Which part of the system is not operating properly: keyboard, diskette drives,
hard disk drive, printer, display. Each device produces different symptoms.
❑ Is the operating system configuration set properly? Check the configuration
options.
❑ What appears on the display screen? Does it display any messages or random
characters? Print a copy of the screen if you have a printer attached. Look up
the messages in the software and operating system documentation. Check that
all connecting cables are correctly and firmly attached. Loose cables can
cause erroneous or intermittent signals.
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❑ Do any icons light? Which ones? What color are they? Do they stay on or
blink? Write down what you see.
❑ Do you hear any beeps? How many? Are they long or short? Are they high
pitched or low? Is the computer making any unusual noises? Write down
what you hear.
Record your observations so you can describe them to your dealer.
Software The problems may be caused by your software or diskette.
If you cannot load a software package, the media (usually a diskette) may be damaged or the program might be corrupted. Try
loading another copy of the software.
If an error message appears while you are using a software package,
check the software documentation. These documents usually
include a problem solving section or a summary of error messages.
Next, check any error messages in the OS documentation.
Hardware If you cannot find a software problem, check your hardware. First
run through the items in the preliminary checklist above. If you
still cannot correct the problem, try to identify the source. The
next section provides checklists for individual components and
peripherals.
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Hardware and system checklist
This section discusses problems caused by your computer’s hardware or attached
peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
❑ System start-up
❑ Touch Pad device
❑ Self test
❑ PC card
❑ Power
❑ SD/MS/MMC/xD card
❑ Password
❑ Monitor
❑ Keyboard
❑ Sound system
❑ LCD panel
❑ TV output signal
❑ Hard disk drive
❑ USB
❑ DVD-ROM drive
❑ Modem
❑ CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
❑ Standby/Hibernation
❑ DVD +-R/+-RW drive
❑ Memory Expansion
❑ DVD Super Multi drive
❑ LAN
❑ Diskette drive
❑ Wireless LAN
❑ Pointing device
❑ i.LINK (IEEE 1394)
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System start-up
When the computer does not start properly, check the following items:
❑ Self Test
❑ Power Sources
❑ Power-on Password
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Self test
When the computer starts up, the self-test will be run automatically, and the following will be displayed:
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This message remains on the screen for a few seconds.
If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system.
Depending on how the Boot Priority is set in the Hardware Setup, the computer
tries to load first from drive A then from drive C, or first from drive C then from
drive A.
If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed:
❑ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or messages.
❑ A beep sounds, and after a few seconds no new messages appear.
❑ Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not function
normally.
❑ The screen displays an error message.
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Turn off the computer and check all cable connections. If the test fails again, contact your dealer.
Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC adaptor, the battery pack is the primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other power
resources, including intelligent power supply and Real Time Clock battery.
These resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent power problems. This section provides check lists for AC adaptor and the main battery. If
you cannot resolve a problem after following them, the cause could lie with
another power resource. In such case, contact your dealer.
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Overheating power down
If the computer’s internal temperature becomes too high, the computer will automatically shut down.
AC power
If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected,
check the DC IN indicator. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes for
more information.
Problem
Procedure
AC adaptor doesn’t
power the computer
(DC IN indicator does
not glow blue)
Check the connections. Make sure the cord is
firmly connected to the computer and a power
outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals. If
the cord is frayed or damaged, replace it. If the
terminals are soiled, wipe them with cotton or a
clean cloth.
Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the DC IN indicator as well as
the battery indicator. For information on indicators and battery operation see
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn’t power
the computer
The battery may be discharged. Connect the AC
adaptor to charge the battery.
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If the AC adaptor still does not power the computer, contact your dealer.
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Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn’t
charge when the AC
adaptor is attached
(Battery indicator
does not glow
amber.)
If the battery is completely discharged, it will not
begin charging immediately. Wait a few minutes.
If the battery still does not charge, make sure
the outlet is supplying power. Test it by plugging
in an appliance. If it doesn’t work, try another
power source.
Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the
touch. If the battery is too hot or too cold, it will
not charge properly. Let it reach room temperature.
Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery
to make sure the terminals are clean. If
necessary wipe them with a soft dry cloth dipped
in alcohol.
Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery.
Make sure it is securely seated.
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Check the Battery indicator. If it does not glow,
let the computer charge the battery for at least
20 minutes. If the Battery indicator glows after
20 minutes, let the battery continue to charge at
least another 20 minutes before turning on the
computer.
If the indicator still does not glow, the battery may
be at the end of its operating life. Replace it.
If you do not think the battery is at the end of its
operating life, see your dealer.
Battery doesn’t power
the computer as long
as expected
If you frequently recharge a partially charged battery, the battery might not charge to its full potential.
Fully discharge the battery, then try to charge it
again.
Check the power consumption settings in Power
Saver utility. Consider using a power saving
mode.
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Password
Problem
Procedure
Cannot enter password
Refer to the Password section in Chapter 7, HW
Setup and Passwords.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more information refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard and Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords.
Problem
Procedure
Some letter keys produce numbers
Check that the numeric keypad overlay is not
selected. Press Fn + F10 and try typing again.
Output to screen is
garbled
Make sure the software you are using is not
remapping the keyboard. Remapping involves
reassigning the meaning of each key. See your
software’s documentation.
LCD panel
Apparent LCD problems may be related to the computer’s setup. Refer to Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords, for more information.
Problem
Procedure
No display
Press hot keys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority, to make sure it is not set for an external
monitor.
Markings appear on
the LCD
They might have come from contact with the
keyboard, TouchPad or cPad. Try wiping the
LCD gently with a clean dry cloth. If markings
remain, use LCD cleaner. Be sureto let the LCD
dry before closing it.
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If you are still unable to use the keyboard, consult your dealer.
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Problem
Procedure
Problems above
remain unresolved or
other problems occur
Refer to your software’s documentation to determine if the software is causing the difficulty.
Contact your dealer if the problems continue.
Hard disk drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not
boot from hard disk
drive
Check if a diskette is in the diskette drive or a
CD-ROM is in the optical media drive. Remove
any diskette and/or CD-ROM and check Boot
priority. Refer to Chapter 7, Boot Priority.
There may be a problem with your operating
system files. Refer to your OS documentation.
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Slow performance
Your files may be fragmented. Run SCANDISK
and defragmenter to check the condition of your
files and disk. Refer to your OS documentation
or online HELP for information on running
SCANDISK and the defragmenter.
As a last resort, reformat the hard disk. Then,
reload the operating system and other files.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD or DVD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter
4 for details on cleaning.
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD (single/
multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1,
Mode 2, CD-ROMXA Mode 2
(Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD
(CD-EXTRA), CD-G (Audio CD
only)
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Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others
do not
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Problem
Procedure
Rrcordable: CD-R, CD-RW
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Region codes are listed in the Optical media
section in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
• Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA
• Do not use the mouse or keyboard during
writing.
• Use only the software supplied with the computer for recording.
• Do not run or start other software during writing.
• Do not jar the computer during writing.
• Do not connect/disconnect external devices
or install/remove internal cards during writing.
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If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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DVD Super Multi (+-R Double Layer) drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD or DVD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter
4 for details on cleaning.
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD (single/
multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1,
Mode 2, CD-ROMXA Mode 2
(Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD
(CD-EXTRA), CD-G (Audio CD
only)
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Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others
do not
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Problem
Procedure
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Region codes are listed in the Optical media
section in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
• Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA
• Do not use the mouse or keyboard during
writing.
• Use only the software supplied with the computer for recording.
• Do not run or start other software during writing.
• Do not jar the computer during writing.
• Do not connect/disconnect external devices
or install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Diskette drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Drive does not
operate
There may be a faulty cable connection. Check
the connection to the computer and to the drive.
Some programs run
correctly but others
do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software needs.
You cannot access
the external 3 1/2"
diskette drive
Try another diskette. If you can access the
diskette, the original diskette (not the drive) is
probably causing the problem.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Pointing device
If you are using a USB mouse, also refer to the USB section in this chapter and to
your mouse documentation.
Touch Pad
Procedure
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
Pad operation
The system might be busy. If the pointer is
shaped as an hourglass, waitfor it to resum its
normal shape and try again to move it.
Double-tapping does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as instructed and
click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Pointer Option tab.
3. Set the speed as instructed and click OK.
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Problem
Procedure
When the reaction of
Touch pad is sensitive
to slow
Adjust the touch Sensitivity.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Click the Printers icon and then the Other
Hardware icon.
3. Click the Mouse icon.
4. Click the Device Setting tab.
5. Click the Setting button.
6. The Properties for Synaptics Touchpad on
PS/2 port screen appears. Double-click Sensitivity in the Select an item section on the left
side of the screen.
7. PalmCheck and Touch Sensitivity are displayed. Click Touch Sensitivity.
8. Move the slide bar for Touch Sensitivity to
make an adjustment. Click the OK button.
9. Click the OK button on the Device Setting tab.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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USB mouse
This section applies only with Windows® XP operating systems.
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
mouse operation
The system might be busy. If the pointer is
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its
normal shape and try again to move it.
Make sure the mouse is properly connected to
the USB port.
Double-clicking does
not work
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Try changing the double-click sped setting in the
mouse control utility.
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Problem
Procedure
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as instructed and
click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press Enter.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the speed as instructed and click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves erratically
The mouse might be dirty. Refer to your mouse
documentations for instructions on cleaning.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
PC card
Problem
Procedure
PC card error occurs
Reseat the PC card to make sure it is firmly connected.
Make sure the connection between the external
device and the card is firm.
Check the card’s documentation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Refer also to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
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SD/MS/MMC/xD card
Refer also to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Memory card error
occurs
Reseat the memory card to make sure it is firmly
connected.
Check the card’s documentation.
You cannot write to
the memory card
Make sure the card is not write protected.
You cannot read a file
Make sure the target file is on the memory card
inserted in the slot.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Monitor
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Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, and to your monitor’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not turn
on
Make sure that the external monitor’s power
switch is on. Confirm that the external monitor’s
power cable is plugged into a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor.
Press hot keys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority and make sure it is not set for the internal
display.
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Problem
Procedure
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is attached firmly.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Sound system
Problem
Procedure
No sound is heard
Adjust the volume control dial.
Check the software volume settings.
Make sure the headphone connection is secure.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
TV output signal
Refer also to your Personal Conferencing Kit’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
Display on TV is poor
Make sure the TV type is correct for your area:
NTSC (US, JAPAN), PAL (Europe).
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor.
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Check Windows Device Manager. Make sure
the sound function is enabled and that settings
for I/O address, Interrupt level and DMA are correct for your software and do not conflict with
other hardware devices that you may have connected to the computer.
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Problem
Procedure
Press hot keys Fn + F5 to change the display.
Refer to Chapter 5, Keyboard.
NOTE: If you turn the computer off in Resume
mode while the display is on TV, the computer
will select either the internal LCD or an external
computer CRT as the display device.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
USB
Refer also to your USB device’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not
work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
USB ports on the computer and the USB device.
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Make sure the USB device drivers are properly
installed. Refer to your Windows documentation
for information on checking the drivers.
If you are using an operating system that does
not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse
and/or USB keyboard. If these devices do not
work, make sure the USB KB/Mouse Legacy
Emulation item in HW Setup is set to Enabled.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Modem
Refer to the online help files for Appendix C and Appendix D.
Problem
Procedure
Communication software can’t initialize
modem
Make sure the computer’s internal modem settings are correct. Refer to Phone and Modem
Options in the Control Panel.
You can hear a dial
tone but can’t make a
call
If the call is going through a PBX machine, make
sure the communication application’s tonedial
detection feature is disabled.
You can also use the ATX command. Refer to
the chapter on AT commands in online help files
for Appendix C, AT Commands.
Make sure the settings are correct in your communications application.
After making a call
you can’t hear a ring
Make sure the tone or pulse selection in your
communications application is set correctly.
You can also use the ATD command. Refer to
the chapter on AT commands in online help files
for Appendix C, AT Commands.
Communication is cut
off unexpectedly
The computer will automatically cut off communication when connection with the carrier is not
successful for a set time interval. Try lengthening this time interval.
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You place a call, but a
connection can’t be
made
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Problem
Procedure
A CONNECT display is
quickly replaced by
NO CARRIER
Check the error control setting in your communications application.
You can also use the AT\N command. Refer to
the chapter on AT commands in online help files
for Appendix C, AT Commands.
Character display
becomes garbled
during a
communication
In data transmission, make sure the parity bit
and stop bit settings correspond with those of
the remote computer.
Check the flow control and communication protocol.
You cannot receive
an incoming call
Check the rings before auto answer setting in an
incoming call your communications application.
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You can also use the ATS0 command. Refer to
the chapter on S-registers in online help files for
Appendix D, S-registers.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Standby/Hibernation
Problem
Procedure
The system will not
enter Standby/Hibernation
Is Windows Media™ Player open? The system
might not enter Standby/Hibernation, if Windows
Media Player is either playing a selection or finished playing a selection. Close Windows Media
Player before you select Standby/Hibernation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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LAN
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access LAN
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN jack and the LAN HUB.
Wireless LAN
If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access Wireless LAN
Make sure the computer’s wireless communication switch is set to on.
If problems persist, consult your LAN administrator.
Problem
Procedure
i.LINK device does
not function
Make sure the cable is securely connected to
the computer and to the device.
Make sure the device’s power is turned on.
Reinstall the drivers. Open the Windows Control
Panel and double-click the Add Hardware icon.
Follow the on-screen directions.
Restart Windows.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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TOSHIBA support
If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for additional
technical assistance.
Before you call
Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating system, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first. Before contacting TOSHIBA, try the following:
❑ Review troubleshooting sections in the documentation for software and
peripheral devices.
❑ If a problem occurs when you are running software applications, consult the
software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Call the software
company’s technical support for assistance.
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Consult the dealer you purchased your computer and/or software from. They are
your best sources for current information and support.
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TOSHIBA support
Where to write
Edificio Europa, la Planta,
Escalera A 28830 Madrid
United Kingdom
TOSHIBA Information Systems
(U.K.) Ltd.
TOSHIBA Court
Weybridge Business Park
Addlestone Road
Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2UL
The Rest of Europe
TOSHIBA Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Geschäftsbereich,
Deutschland-Österreich
Hammfelddamm 8,
D-41460 Neuss, Germany
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If you are still unable to solve the
problem and suspect that it is hardware related, write to TOSHIBA at
the nearest location listed on the
below.
Outside of Europe
Australia
TOSHIBA Australia Pty. Ltd.
Information Systems Division
84-92 Talavera Road
North Ryde N.S.W. 2113 Sydney
Canada
TOSHIBA of Canada Ltd.
191 McNabb Street,
Markham, Ontario
L3R 8H2
China
TOSHIBA Personal Computer &
Network (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
43F, Hongkong new world tower,
No. 300 Huai Hai Zhong Road,
Shanghai,
P.R. China 200021
Singapore
TOSHIBA Singapore Pte. Ltd.
438B Alexandra Road #06-01
Alexandra Technopark
Singapore 119968
United States of America
TOSHIBA America Information
Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618
USA
In Europe
Germany & Austria
TOSHIBA Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Geschäftsbereich,
Deutschland-Österreich
Hammfelddamm8,
D-41460 Neuss, Germany
France
TOSHIBA Systèms France S.A.
7, Rue Ampère B.P. 131,
92804 Puteaux Cedex
Netherlands
TOSHIBA Information Systems,
Benelux B.V.
Rivium Boulevard
41 2909 LK Capelle a/d IJssel
Spain
TOSHIBA Information Systems,
ESPAÑA
Parque Empresarial San Fernando
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Appendixes
Appendix A
Specifications..................................................................................... A-1
Appendix B
Display Controller and Modes ..........................................................B-1
Appendix C
AT Commands ....................................................................................C-1
Appendix D
S-registers ..........................................................................................D-1
Appendix E
V.90/V.92 .............................................................................................. E-1
Appendix F
nternal Modem Guide ........................................................................ F-1
Appendix G
Wireless LAN ......................................................................................G-1
Appendix H
AC Power Cord and Connectors ...................................................... H-1
Appendix I
Parts Numbers..................................................................................... I-1
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Specifications
This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications.
Physical Dimensions
Size
With TFT display
360 (w) x 267 (d) x 29.8 (front) / 36.8 (rear) millimeters
Weight (typical*)
< 3 kilograms, configured with: 15.4" panel, DVD Combo drive, 6-cell battery, and modem.
* Weight will vary depending on whether or not and what kind of options are
adopted.
Environmental Requirements
Conditions
Operating
Nonoperating
Thermal Gradient
Wet-bulb temperature
Conditions
Operating
Nonoperating
Ambient
Relative
temperature
humidity
5°C (41°F) to 35°C (95°F)
20% to 80%
-20°C (-4°F) to 65°C (149°F)
10% to 90%
20°C per hour maximum
26°C maximum
Altitude (from sea level)
-60 to 3,000 meters
-60 to 10,000 meters maximum
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
100- 240 volts AC
50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second)
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Appendix A
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Computer
19 VDC
5.0 amperes
Built-in Modem
Network control unit (NCU)
Type of NCU
Type of line
Type of dialing
AA
Telephone line (analog only)
Pulse
Tone
Control command
AT commands
EIA-578 commands
Monitor function
Computer’s speaker
Communication specifications
Communication
system
Communication
protocol
Communication
speed
Error correcting
Data compression
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Data:
Full duplex
Fax:
Half duplex
Data
ITU-T-Rec
V.21/V.22/V.22bis/V.32
(Former CCITT) /V.32bis/V.34/V.90
Bell
103/212A
Fax
ITU-T-Rec
V.17/V.29/V.27ter
(Former CCITT) /V.21 ch2
Data transmission and reception
300/1200/2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400/
16800/19200/21600/24000/26400/28800/31200/
33600 bps
Data reception only with V.90
28000/29333/30666/32000/33333/34666/36000/
37333/38666/40000/41333/42666/44000/45333/
46666/48000/49333/50666/52000/53333/54666/
56000 bps
Fax
2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400 bps
MNP class 4 and ITU-T V.42
MNP class 5 and ITU-T V.42bis
Appendix B
Display Controller and
Modes
The display controller interprets software commands into hardware commands
that turn particular pels on or off.
The controller is an advanced Video Graphics Array (VGA) that provides Super
VGA (SVGA) and Extended Graphics Array (XGA) support for the internal
LCD and external monitors.
A high-resolution external monitor connected to the computer can display up to
2048 horizontal and 1536 vertical pixels at up to 16M colors.
The display controller also controls the video mode, which uses industry standard rules to govern the screen resolution and the maximum number of colors
that can be displayed on screen.
Software written for a given video mode will run on any computer that supports
the mode.
The computer’s display controller supports all SVGA and XGA modes, the most
widely used industry standards.
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Video Modes
The computer supports video modes defined in the table below. If your application offers a selection of mode numbers that do not match the numbers on the
table, select a mode based on, resolution, number of colors and refresh rates.
Table Video Modes
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CRT Display
Resolution
800*600
1024*768
1280*1024
1600*1200
1920*1440
2048*1536
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Color Depth
(bpp)
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
Refresh Rate
(Hz)
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75
60, 75
60
60
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AT Commands
In most cases, you will not need to type AT commands manually. However, there
might be some occasions when you will need to do so.
This chapter describes AT commands for data mode. Fax and voice commands
are taken care of by application software.
The format for entering AT commands is:
ATXn
where X is the AT command, and n is the specific value for that command. After
you type in the command press Enter.
All commands and command-values accepted by the modem are described in
this section; any entry other than those listed results in an error.
+++Escape sequence
The escape sequence allows the modem to exit data mode and enter online command mode. While in on-line command mode, you can communicate directly to your modem using AT commands. Once you finish,
you can return to data mode using the ATO command.
A pause, the length of which is set by Escape Guard Time (S12), must
be completed after an escape sequence is entered, This pause prevents
the modem from interpreting the escape sequence as data.
The value of the escape sequence character may be changed using register S2.
A/Repeat last command
This command repeats the last command string entered. Do not precede
this command with an AT prefix or conclude it by pressing Enter.
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Any command issued is acknowledged with a response in either text or numeric
values known as result codes.
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AAnswer command
This command instructs the modem to go off-hook and answer an
incoming call.
BnCommunication standard setting
This command determines the communication standard CCITT or Bell.
B0
Selects CCITT V.22 mode when the modem is at 1200 bps.
B1
Selects Bell 212A when the modem is at 1200 bps (default).
B15
Selects V.21 when the modem is at 300 bps.
B16
Selects Bell 103J when the modem is at 300 bps (default).
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,15,16
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ERROR Otherwise
DnDial
This command instructs the modem to dial a telephone number. Enter n
(the telephone number and any modifiers) after the ATD command.
Any digit or symbol (0-9, *, #, A, B, C, D) may be dialed as touch-tone
digits. Characters such as spaces, hyphens, and parentheses do not
count. They are ignored by the modem, but you may want to include
them to make the number and modifiers easier to read.
The following may be used as phone number modifiers:
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P
Pulse dialing.
T
Touch-tone dialing (default).
,
Pause during dialing. Pause for time specified in Register S8
before processing the next character in the dial string.
W
Wait for dial tone. Modem waits for a second dial tone before
processing the dial string.
@
Wait for quiet answer. Wait for five seconds of silence after dialing the number. If silence is not detected, the modem sends a
NO ANSWER result code back to the caller.
!
Hook flash. Causes the modem to go on-hook for 0.5 seconds
and then return to off-hook.
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;
Return to command mode. Causes the modem to return to command mode after dialing a number, without disconnecting the
call.
S=n
Dial a telephone number previously stored using the &Zn=X
command (See &Zn=X command for more information). The
range is 0-3.
EnEcho command
This command controls whether or not the characters entered from your
computer keyboard are displayed on your monitor (echoed) while the
modem is in command mode.
E0
Disables echo to the computer.
E1
Enables echo to the computer (default).
Result Codes:
OK
ERROR Otherwise
HnHook control
This command instructs the modem to go on-hook to disconnect a call,
or off-hook to make the phone line busy.
H0
Modem goes on-hook (default).
H1
Modem goes off-hook.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1
ERROR Otherwise
In
Request ID information
This command displays product information about the modem.
I0
Returns modem identity string and driver version number.
I3
Same as I0.
I9
Returns region ID in English.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,3,9
ERROR Otherwise
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Ln
Monitor speaker volume
This command sets speaker volume to low, medium, or high.
L0
Low volume.
L1
Low volume. (Same as L0)
L2
Medium volume (default).
L3
High volume.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,2,3
ERROR Otherwise
MnMonitor speaker mode
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This command turns the speaker on or off.
M0
The speaker is off.
M1
The speaker is on until the modem detects the carrier signal
(default).
M2
The speaker is always on when modem is off-hook.
M3
Speaker is on until the carrier is detected, except when dialing.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,2,3
ERROR Otherwise
NnModulation handshake
This command controls whether or not the local modem performs a
negotiated handshake at connection time with the remote modem when
the communication speed of the two modems is different.
N0
When originating or answering, this is for handshake only at the
communication standard specified by S37 and the ATB command.
N1
When originating or answering, begin the handshake at the
communication standard specified by S37 and the ATB command (default).
During handshake, a lower transmission speed may be selected.
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Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1
ERROR Otherwise
OnReturn on-line to data mode
O0
Instructs the modem to exit on-line command mode and return
to data mode (see AT escape sequence, +++).
O1
This command issues a retrain before returning to on-line data
mode.
O3
This command issues a rate renegotiation before returning to
on-line data mode.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,3
ERROR Otherwise
This command configures the modem for pulse (non touch-tone) dialing. Dialed digits are pulsed until a T command or dial modifier is
received. Tone dial is the default setting.
QnResult code control
Result codes are informational messages sent from the modem and displayed on your monitor. Basic result codes are OK, CONNECT, RING,
NO CARRIER, and ERROR. The ATQ command allows the user to
turn result codes on or off.
Q0
Enables modem to send result codes to the computer (default).
Q1
Disables modem from sending result codes to the computer.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1
ERROR Otherwise
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PSelect pulse dialing
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TSelect tone dialing
This command instructs the modem to send DTMF tones while dialing.
Dialed digits are tone dialed until a P command or dial modifier is
received. This is the default setting.
VnDCE response format
This command controls whether result codes (including call progress
and negotiation progress messages) are displayed as words or their
numeric equivalents.
V0
Displays result codes as digits.
V1
Displays result codes as text (default).
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1
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ERROR Otherwise
XnResult code selection, call progress monitoring
This command selects which result codes will be used by the modem.
Command Dial tone Busy signal Supported Result
detect
detect
Code
X0
Disable
Disable
OK, CONNECT, RING, NO CARRIER,
ERROR
X1
Disable
Disable
OK, RING, NO CARRIER, ERROR, CONNECT <RATE>
X2
Enable
Disable
OK, RING, NO CARRIER, ERROR, NODIALTONE, CONNECT <RATE>
X3
Disable
Enable
OK, RING, NO CARRIER, ERROR, BUSY,
CONNECT <RATE>, BLACKLISTED
X4 (default) Enable
Enable
OK, RING, NO CARRIER, ERROR, NODIALTONE, BUSY, CONNECT <RATE>,
DELAYED, BLACKLISTED, REORDER,
WARBLE, CALL WAITING DETECTED
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X5
Enable
Enable
OK, RING, NO CARRIER, ERROR, NODIALTONE, BUSY, CONNECT <RATE>,
RRING, NO BONGTONE, DELAYED,
BLACKLISTED, REORDER, WARBLE,
CALL WAITING DETECTED
Dial tone detect
Disabled:
The modem dials a call regardless of whether it detects a
dial tone.
Enabled:
The modem dials only upon detection of a dial tone, and
disconnects the call if the dial tone is not detected within 10
seconds.
Busy tone detect
Disabled: The modem ignores any busy tones it receives.
The modem monitors for busy tones.
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Enabled:
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,2,3,4,5
ERROR Otherwise
ZnRecall stored profile
The modem performs a soft reset and restores (recalls) the configuration
profile according to the parameter supplied. If no parameter is specified,
zero is assumed. Either Z0 or Z1 restores the profile.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1
ERROR Otherwise
&CnData Carrier Detect (DCD) control
Data Carrier Detect is a signal from the modem to the computer indicating that a carrier signal is being received from a remote modem. DCD
normally turns off when the modem no longer detects the carrier signal.
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&C0
The state of the carrier from the remote modem is ignored.
DCD circuit is always on.
&C1
DCD turns on when the remote modem’s carrier signal is
detected, and off when the carrier signal is not detected
(default).
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1
ERROR Otherwise
&DnDTR control
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This command interprets how the modem responds to the state of the
DTR signal and changes to the DTR signal.
&D0
Ignore. The modem ignores the true status of DTR and treats it
as always on. This should only be used if your communication
software does not provide DTR to the modem
&D1
If the DTR signal is not detected while in on-line data mode,
the modem enters command mode, issues an OK result code,
and remains connected.
&D2
If the DTR signal is not detected while in on-line data mode,
the modem disconnects (default).
&D3
Reset on the on-to-off DTR transition.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,2,3
ERROR Otherwise
&FLoad factory settings
This command loads the configuration stored and programmed at the
factory. This operation replaces all of the command options and the Sregister settings in the active configuration with factory values.
&F
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Recall factory setting as active configuration.
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&GnV.22bis guard tone control
This command determines which guard tone, if any, to transmit while
transmitting in the high band (answer mode). This command is only
used in V.22 and V.22bis mode. This option is not used in North America and is for international use only.
&G0
Guard tone disabled (default).
&G1
Sets guard tone to 550 Hz.
&G2
Sets guard tone to 1800 Hz.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,2
ERROR Otherwise
&KnLocal flow control selection
Disable flow control.
&K3
Enable CTS/RTS flow control (default).
&K4
Enable XON/XOFF flow control.
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&K0
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,3,4
ERROR Otherwise
&PnSelect Pulse Dial Make/Break Ratio (WW)
&P0
Selects 39% - 61% make/break ratio at 10 pulses per second.
&P1
Selects 33% - 67% make/break ratio at 10 pulses per second.
&P2
Selects 33% - 67% make/break ratio at 20 pulses per second.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,2
ERROR Otherwise
&TnSelf-test commands
These tests can help to isolate problems if you experience periodic data
loss or random errors.
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&T0
Abort. Stops any test in progress.
&T1
Local analog loop. This test verifies modem operation, as well
as the connection between the modem and computer. Any data
entered at the local DTE is modulated, then demodulated, and
returned to the local DTE. To work properly, the modem must
be off-line.
Result Codes:
OK
n=0
CONNECT
n=1
ERROR
Otherwise
&VDisplay Current Configuration
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This command displays the current configuration of the modem. If nonvolatile memory is supported the stored profiles are displayed as well.
&V
View profiles.
&WStore current configuration
Saves the current (active) configuration (profile), including S-Registers.
The current configuration comprises a list of storable parameters illustrated in the &V command. These settings are restored to the active configuration upon receiving a Zn command or at power up. Refer to the
&V command.
&W
Stores the current configuration.
&Zn=x Store telephone number
This command is used to store up to four dialing strings in the modem’s
nonvolatile memory for later dialing. The format for the command is
&Zn=“stored number” where n is the location 0-3 to which the number
should be written. The dial string may contain up to 34 characters. The
ATDS=n command dials using the string stored in location n.
Result codes:
OK
n=0, 1, 2, 3
ERROR Otherwise
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\NnError control mode selection
This command determines the type of error control used by the modem
when sending or receiving data.
\N0
Buffer mode. No error control.
\N1
Direct mode.
\N2
MNP or disconnect mode. The modem attempts to connect
using MNP2-4 error control procedures. If this fails, the
modem disconnects.
This is also known as MNP reliable mode.
\N3
V.42, MNP, or buffered (default).
The modem attempts to connect in V.42 error control mode. If
this fails, it attempts to connect in MNP mode. If this fails, it
connects in buffer mode and continues operation. This is also
known as V.42/MNP auto reliable mode (same as &Q5).
V.42 or disconnect. The modem attempts to connect in V.42
error control mode. If this fails, the modem disconnects.
\N5
V.42. MNP or buffered (same as \N3).
\N7
V.42. MNP or buffered (same as \N3).
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,2,3,4,5,7
ERROR Otherwise
\QnLocal flow control selection
\Q0
Disable flow control.
\Q1
XON/XOFF software flow control.
\Q3
CTS/RTS to DTE (default).
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1,3
ERROR Otherwise
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\VnProtocol result code
\V0
Disable protocol result code appended to DCE speed.
\V1
Enable protocol result code appended to DCE speed (default).
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,1
ERROR Otherwise
%BView numbers in blacklist
If blacklisting is in effect, this command displays the numbers for which
the last call attempted in the past two hours failed. The ERROR result
code appears in regions that do not require blacklisting.
%CnData compression control
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This command determines the operation of V.42bis and MNP class 5
data compression. On-line changes do not take effect until a disconnect
occurs first.
%C0
V.42bis/MNP 5 disabled. No data compression.
%C3
V.42bis/MNP 5 enabled. Data compression enabled (default).
Result Codes:
OK
n=0,3
ERROR Otherwise
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S-registers
S-registers contain the settings that determine how a number of functions of the
internal modem operate. For example, how many times to let the telephone ring
before the modem answers and how long to wait before it hangs up if a connection fails. You can also customize certain AT commands such as the escape
sequence and command line termination.
The contents of the registers are changed automatically when you modify corresponding settings in your communication software. If you choose, however, you
can display and edit the contents of the registers manually when the modem is in
command mode. If the value is out of the acceptable range, then an error is generated.
This chapter describes the settings for each S-register.
S-register values
The format for displaying the value of an S-register is:
rATSn?
wherein is the register number. After you type in the register press Enter.
rATSn=
where n is the register number, and r is the new register value. After you type in
the register and its new value press Enter.
Note: Some registers vary from one country/region to another.
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The format for modifying the value of an S-register is:
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S0 Auto answer ring number
This register determines the number of rings the modem will count
before automatically answering a call. Enter 0 (zero) if you do not want
the modem to automatically answer at all. When disabled, the modem
can only answer with an ATA command.
Range: 0-255
Default: 0
Units:
rings
S1Ring counter
This register is read only. The value of S1 is incremented with each
ring. If no ring occurs over a six-second interval, this register is cleared.
Range: 0-225
Default: 0
Units:
rings
S2AT escape character (user defined)
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This register determines the ASCII values used for an escape sequence.
The default is the + character. The escape sequence allows the modem
to exit data mode and enter command mode when on-line. Values
greater than 127 disable the escape sequence.
Range: 0-255, ASCII decimal
Default: 43
Units:
ASCII
S3Command line termination character
(user defined)
This register determines the ASCII values as the carriage return character. This character is used to end command lines and result codes.
Range: 0-127, ASCII decimal
Default: 13 (carriage return)
Units:
D-2
ASCII
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S4Response formatting character (user defined)
This register determines the ASCII value used as the line feed character.
The modem uses a line feed character in command mode when it
responds to the computer.
Range: 0-127, ASCII decimal
Default: 10 (line feed)
Units:
ASCII
S5Command line editing character (user defined)
This register sets the character recognized as a backspace and pertains
to asynchronous only. The modem will not recognize the backspace
character if it is set to a value that is greater than 32 ASCII. This character can be used to edit a command line. When the echo command is
enabled, the modem echoes back to the local DTE the backspace character, an ASCII space character, and a second backspace character. This
means a total of three characters are transmitted each time the modem
processes the backspace character.
Range: 0-127, ASCII decimal
Default: 8 (backspace)
Units:
ASCII
This register sets the length of time, in seconds, that the modem must
wait (pause) after going off-hook before dialing the first digit of the
telephone number. The modem always pauses for a minimum of two
seconds, even if the value of S6 is less that two seconds. The wait for
dial tone call progress feature (W dial modifier in the dial string) will
override the value in register S6. This operation, however, may be
affected by some ATX options according to country/region restrictions.
In some countries/regions, S6 will set dial tone detect time.
Range: 3-255
Default: 3
Units:
seconds
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S6Wait before dialing
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S7Connection completion time-out
This register sets the time, in seconds, that the modem must wait before
hanging up because carrier is not detected. The timer is started when the
modem finishes dialing (originate), or goes off-hook (answer). In originate mode, the timer is reset upon detection of an answer tone if allowed
by county restriction. The timer also specifies the wait for silence time
for the @ dial modifier in seconds. S7 is not associated with the W dial
modifier.
Range: 1-255
Default: 50
Units:
seconds
S8Comma pause time
This register sets the time, in seconds, that the modem must pause when
it encounters a comma (,) in the dial command string. In some countries/regions, S8 will set both wait before dialing and comma pause
time.
Range: 0-255
Default: 2
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Units:
seconds
S11DTMF dialing speed
This register determines the dialing speed which is prefixed for each
country/region.
Range: 50-255
Default: 95
Units:
.001 seconds
S12Escape guard time
This register sets the value (in 20 millisecond increments) for the
required pause after the escape sequence.
Range: 0-255
Default: 50
Units:
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S37Dial line rate
S37 = 0 (default)
maximum modem speed
S37 = 1
reserved
S37 = 2
1200/75 bps
S37 = 3
300 bps
S37 = 4
reserved
S37 = 5
1200 bps
S37 = 6
2400 bps
S37 = 7
4800 bps
S37 = 8
7200 bps
S37 = 9
9600 bps
12000 bps
S37 = 11
14400 bps
S37 = 12
16800 bps
S37 = 13
19200 bps
S37 = 14
21600 bps
S37 = 15
24000 bps
S37 = 16
26400 bps
S37 = 17
28800 bps
S37 = 18
31200 bps
S37 = 19
33600 bps
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S37 = 10
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AT command set result codes
The following table shows the result codes.
The result code summary
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Result Code
Numeric Description
OK
0
Command executed
CONNECT
1
Modem connected to line
RING
2
A ring signal has been detected
NO CARRIER
3
Modem lost carrier signal, or
does not detect carrier signal, or
does not detect answer tone
ERROR
4
Invalid command
CONNECT 1200 EC*1
5
Connection at 1200 bps
NO DIAL TONE
6
No dial tone detected
BUSY
7
Busy signal detected
NO ANSWER
8
No quiet answer
CONNECT 2400 EC*1
10
Connection at 2400 bps
CONNECT 4800 EC*1
11
Connection at 4800 bps
CONNECT 9600 EC*1
12
Connection at 9600 bps
CONNECT 14400 EC*1
13
Connection at 14400 bps
CONNECT 19200 EC*1
14
Connection at 19200 bps
CONNECT 7200 EC*1
24
Connection at 7200 bps
CONNECT 12000 EC*1
25
Connection at 12000 bps
CONNECT 16800 EC*1
86
Connection at 16800 bps
CONNECT 300 EC*1
40
Connection at 300 bps
CONNECT 21600 EC*1
55
Connection at 21600 bps
CONNECT 24000 EC*1
56
Connection at 24000 bps
CONNECT 26400 EC*1
57
Connection at 26400 bps
CONNECT 28800 EC*1
58
Connection at 28800 bps
CONNECT 31200 EC*1
59
Connection at 31200 bps
CONNECT 33600 EC*1
60
Connection at 33600 bps
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Result Code
Numeric Description
DELAYED*2
88
Delay is in effect for the dialed
number
BLACKLISTED*2
89
Dialed number is blacklisted
BLACKLIST FULL*2
90
Blacklist is full
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EC only appears when the Extended Result Codes configuration option is
enabled. EC is replaced by one of the following symbols, depending upon the
error control method used:
V.42bis - V.42 error control and V.42bis data compression.
V.42 - V.42 error control only.
MNP 5 - MNP class 4 error control and MNP class 5 data compression.
MNP 4 - MNP class 4 error control only.
NoEC - No error control protocol.
*2: In some countries/regions, these result codes may not appear.
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V.90/V.92
The TOSHIBA internal modem uses V.90 technology. The modem is capable of
downstream speeds of 56Kbps (kilobits per second) when connected to an Internet service provider that supports V.90/V.92. As with any modem, the actual
throughput (speed of data transfer) depends on analog telephone line conditions,
which can vary considerably. Therefore, many users will experience throughput
in the range of 32-44Kbps under normal telephone line conditions. Upstream
data flows at the V.34 rate.
NOTE: V.90 rates can be achieved only when one V.90 capable modem
is connected to another. The TOSHIBA Internal modem will select automatically V.34 if the remote modem lacks V.90 capability or if a combination of network and/or phone line conditions prevent V.90 connection.
V.90/V.92 mode
Function
Transmission speed
Data V.90/V.92
From 56K (maximum) to 28Kbps (minimum)
Reception only
APPENDIX E
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APPENDIX E
Table E-1 Result codes for a V.90 connection
No.
Result code
Description
70
CONNECT 32000 EC*
Connection at 32000 bits/s
72
CONNECT 36000 EC*
Connection at 36000 bits/s
74
CONNECT 40000 EC*
Connection at 40000 bits/s
76
CONNECT 44000 EC*
Connection at 44000 bits/s
78
CONNECT 48000 EC*
Connection at 48000 bits/s
80
CONNECT 52000 EC*
Connection at 52000 bits/s
82
CONNECT 56000 EC*
Connection at 56000 bits/s
100
CONNECT 28000 EC*
Connection at 28000 bits/s
101
CONNECT 29333 EC*
Connection at 29333 bits/s
102
CONNECT 30666 EC*
Connection at 30666 bits/s
103
CONNECT 33333 EC*
Connection at 33333 bits/s
104
CONNECT 34666 EC*
Connection at 34666 bits/s
105
CONNECT 37333 EC*
Connection at 37333 bits/s
106
CONNECT 38666 EC*
Connection at 38666 bits/s
107
CONNECT 41333 EC*
Connection at 41333 bits/s
108
CONNECT 42666 EC*
Connection at 42666 bits/s
109
CONNECT 45333 EC*
Connection at 45333 bits/s
110
CONNECT 46666 EC*
Connection at 46666 bits/s
111
CONNECT 49333 EC*
Connection at 49333 bits/s
112
CONNECT 50666 EC*
Connection at 50666 bits/s
113
CONNECT 53333 EC*
Connection at 53333 bits/s
114
CONNECT 54666 EC*
Connection at 54666 bits/s
* EC stands for the Error Control method, which appears only when the
extended result codes configuration option is enabled. EC is replaced by one
of the following symbols, depending on the error control method used.
V42bis
V42
NoEC
E-2
V.42 error control and V.42bis data compression
V.42 error control only
No error control protocol
Appendix E
AT Command
-V90=*
V.90 Dial Line Rate
-V90 sets the maximum V.90 downstream that the modem attempts to
connect.
-V90=0
V.90 disabled
-V90=1
V.90 enabled: automatic speed selection - maximum modem speed
(default)
APPENDIX E
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APPENDIX E
User’s Manual
E-4
Internal Modem Guide
This appendix describes how to install and the remove the internal modem.
CAUTION: Do not disassemble the computer beyond the steps
described in this instruction or touch any components not specifically described.
Installing the modem board
Note: The internal modem is preinstalled. The following is for information only.
To install the modem board, follow the steps below.
1. Save your data, quit Windows and turn off the power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and any other peripheral devices.
3. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack.
4. Remove one screw securing the modem cover and remove the cover.
5.
Remove two screws, which you use later to secure the modem board.
6. Seat the modem board.
7. Connect the modem board cable.
8. Secure the modem board with two screws removed in step 5.
9. Seat the modem board cover and secure it with one screw.
10. Install the battery pack.
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APPENDIX F
Appendix F
APPENDIX F
User’s Manual
Removing the modem board
To remove the internal modem.
1. Save your data, quit Windows and turn off the power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and any other peripheral devices.
3. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack.
4. Remove one screw securing the modem cover and remove the cover.
5. Remove two screws securing the modem board.
6. Lift out the modem board.
7. Disconnect the modem board cable.
8. Secure the modem board with two screws removed in step 5.
9. Seat the modem board cover and secure it with one screw.
10. Install the battery pack.
The internal modem is approved by Japan Approvals Institute for Telecommunications Equipment.
A04-0609001
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Appendix G
Wireless LAN
This appendix is intended to help you get your Wireless LAN network up and
running, with a minimum of parameters.
From Factor
■
Mini PCI TypeIII
Compatibility
■
■
IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi
Alliance. The ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED’ logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Network Operating System
Media Access
Protocol
■
Microsoft Windows® Networking
■
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with Acknowledgment (ACK)
■
54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mb/s (Revision A and G,
Revision A/B, B/G, A/B/G combo type)
11/5.5/2/1 Mb/s (Revision B)
108/96/72/48/36/24/18/12 Mb/s (Turbo Mode,
Revision A/B/G combo type)
Data Rate
■
■
Radio characteristics
Radio characteristics of Wireless LAN cards may vary according to:
◆
Country/region where the product was purchased
◆
Type of product
Wireless communication is often subject to local radio regulations. Although
Wireless LAN wireless networking products have been designed for operation in
the license-free 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band, local radio regulations may impose a
number of limitations to the use of wireless communication equipment.
Note: Refer to the sheet Information to the User for regulatory information that may apply in your country/region.
G-1
APPENDIX G
Card specifications
User’s Manual
APPENDIX G
R-F Frequency
Band 5 GHz (5150-5850 MHz) (Revision A, 11a
Turbo Mode)
■ Band 2.4 GHz (2400-2483.5 MHz)
(Revision B, G, 11g Turbo Mode)
Modulation Tech- Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
nique
■ CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK (Revision B)
■ OFDM-BPSK, OFDM-QPSK, OFDM16QAM, OFDM-64QAM (Revision A, G Turbo
Mode)
The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the wireless
communication. Communications at lower transmit range may travel larger
distances.
◆ The range of your wireless devices can be affected when the antennas are
placed near metal surfaces and solid high-density materials.
◆ Range is also impacted due to “obstacles” in the signal path of the radio that
may either absorb or reflect the radio signal.
■
Supported frequency sub-bands
Subject to the radio regulations that apply in your country/region, your Wireless
LAN card may support a different set of 5 GHz/2.4 GHz channels.
Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for information about the radio regulations that apply in your country/region.
Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision B and G)
Frequency Range Channel ID
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
2457*1
2462
12
2467*2
13
2472*2
10
G-2
2400-2483.5 MHz
2412
2417
2422
2427
2432
2437
2442
2447
2452
Appendix G
Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (11G Turbo Mode)
Frequency Range Channel ID
5150-5850 MHz
Note
6
2437
US only*4
When installing Wireless LAN cards, the channel configuration is managed as
follows:
For wireless clients that operate in a Wireless LAN infrastructure, the Wireless LAN card will automatically start operation at the channel identified by
the Wireless LAN Access Point. When roaming between different access
points the station can dynamically switch to another channel if required.
◆
For Wireless LAN cards installed in wireless clients that operating in a peerto-peer mode, the card will use the default channel 10.
◆
In a Wireless LAN Access Point, the Wireless LAN card will use the factoryset default channel(printed in bold), unless the LAN Administrator selected a
different channel when configuring the Wireless LAN Access Point device.
Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision A)
Frequency Range Channel ID
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
5150-5850 MHz
5180
5200
5220
5240
5260
5280
5300
5320
100
5500*3
104
5520*3
108
5540*3
112
5560*3
116
5580*3
120
5600*3
124
5620*3
Note
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◆
User’s Manual
APPENDIX G
Frequency Range Channel ID
5150-5850 MHz
Note
*3
128
5640
132
5660*3
136
5680*3
140
5700*3
149
5745*3
US only*4
153
5765*3
US only*4
157
5785*3
US only*4
161
5805*3
US only*4
Wireless Channels Sets (Turbo Mode)
Frequency Range Channel ID
5150-5850 MHz
Note
42
5210*3
US only*4
50
5250*3
US only*4
58
5290*3
US only*4
152
5760*3
US only*4
160
5800*3
US only*4
*1
Factory-set default channels
*2
Refer to the sheet Approved Countries/Regions for use for the countries/
regions that in which these channels can be used.
*3
These channels are available to A/B/G combo type only.
*4
Available Area: US (USA, CANADA) only.
G-4
Appendix H
AC Power Cord and
Connectors
The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for the country/
region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following specifications:
Minimum 2 meters
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Voltage rating:
125 or 250 VAC
(depending on country/region’s power standards)
Certification agencies
U.S. and Canada:UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 two conductor
Europe:
Austria:
OVE
Italy:
IMQ
Belgium:
CEBEC
The Netherlands:
KEMA
Denmark:
DEMKO
Norway:
NEMKO
Finland:
FIMKO
Sweden:
SEMKO
France:
UTE
Switzerland:
SEV
Germany:
VDE
United Kingdom:
BSI
Australia:
AS
In Europe, two conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or
H03VVH2-F and for three conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VV-F.
For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a 2-15P
(250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug configuration must be 6-15P (250V)
or 5-15P (125V) as designated in the U.S. National Electrical code handbook and
the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
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APPENDIX H
Length:
User’s Manual
APPENDIX H
The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U.S.A. and Canada, the
United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and China.
H-2
USA
United Kingdom
UL approved
BS approved
Australia
Europe
AS approved
Approved by the
appropriate agency
Canada
China
CSA approved
CCC approved
Appendix I
Parts Numbers
The computer configuration and parts numbers, printed on a label on the bottom
of the computer, indicate the CPU, LCD, memory, HDD, ODD modules, communication and graphics devices.
APPENDIX I
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User’s Manual
Configurations
The following table shows the computer configuration indicated on a label.
Shaded areas indicate abbreviations used on the label.
The explanations are to the left of the shading. Abbreviations are not limited to
those in this chart. They may change without notice.
CPU
Pentium-M
LCD
PentiumM 725 (1.6GHz) PM725 15.4” WXGA
Memory
15W
256MB 256M 40GB (5400rpm)
40-5
PentiumM 730 (1.6GHz) PM730 15.4” WXGA-CSV 15WCH
256+256MB 512M 60GB (5400rpm)
60-5
PentiumM 740 (1.73GHz) PM740
256+512MB 768M 60GB (7200rpm)
60-7
PentiumM 750 (1.86GHz) PM750
256+1024MB 1280M 80GB (5400rpm)
80-5
PentiumM 760 (2.0GHz) PM760
512MB 512M 80GB (7200rpm)
80-7
PentiumM 770 (2.13GHz) PM770
512+512MB 1024M 100GB (5400rpm) 100-5
PentiumM 780 (2.26GHz) PM780
1024MB 1024M 100GB (7200rpm) 100-7
Celeron-M
512+1024MB 1536M 120GB (5400rpm) 120-5
CeleronM 370 (1.5GHz)
CM370
CeleronM 380 (1.6GHz)
CM380
CeleronM 390 (1.5GHz)
CM390
Optical Media Drive
APPENDIX I
HDD
1024+1024MB 2048M
Communication
Graphics
CD-ROM
CD
802.11g
WLg
Intel 915GM
DVD-ROM
DVD
802.11a/g
WLag
Intel 910GML
CD-RW/DVD-ROM
RW/
DV
802.11b/BT
WLb/BT
DVD Super Multi
(+-R Double Layer)
DSMD 802.11g/BT
L
WLg/BT
ATi x600SE
ATi x700
Figures indicate the CPU operating speed in gigahertz. For example, PM1.6
means Mobile Intel® Pentium® M processor 1.6 GHz-M.
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GLOSSARY
Glossary
The terms in this glossary cover the topics discussed in this manual. Alternate
naming is included for reference.
HDD: hard disk drive
Abbreviations
AC: alternating current
AGP: accelerated graphics port
ANSI: American National Standards
Institute
IDE: integrated drive electronics
I/O: input/output
IrDA: Infrared Data Association
IRQ: interrupt request
APM: advanced power manager
KB: kilobyte
ASCII: American Standard Code for
Information Interchange
LCD: liquid crystal display
LED: light emitting diode
BIOS: basic input output system
LSI: large scale integration
CMOS: complementary metal-oxide
semiconductor
MDA: monochrome display adapter
CPU: central processing unit
CRT: cathode ray tube
DC: direct current
DDC: display data channel
DOS: disk operating system
DMA: direct memory access
DRAM: dynamic random access
memory
DSVD: Digital Simultaneous Voice
and Data
DVD: Digital Versatile Disc
DVI: Digital Visual Interface
ECP: extended capabilities port
EGA: enhanced graphics adapter
FDD: floppy disk drive
FIR: fast infrared
MPEG: moving picture coding
experts group
MS-DOS: Microsoft Disk Operating
System
OCR: optical character recognition
(reader)
PCB: printed circuit board
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
PCMCIA: Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
RAM: random access memory
RGB: red, green, and blue
ROM: read only memory
RTC: real time clock.
SCSI: small computer system interface
SIO: serial input/output
Glossary-1
AccuPoint
(Abbreviations continued)
SO-DIMM: small-outline dual in-line
memory module
SVGA: super video graphics adapter
SDRAM: synchronized dynamic random access memory
TFT: thin-film transistor
UART: universal asynchronous
receiver/transmitter
USB: Universal Serial Bus
VESA: Video Electronic Standards
Association
VGA: video graphics array
VRM: video ready modem
VRT: voltage reduction technology
A
adapter: A device that provides an
interface between two dissimilar electronic devices. For example, the AC
adapter modifies the power from a
wall outlet for use by the computer.
This term also refers to the add-in circuit cards that control external devices,
such as video monitors and magnetic
tape devices.
allocate: To assign a space or function
for a specific task.
alphanumeric: Keyboard characters
including letters, numbers and other
symbols, such as punctuation marks or
mathematical symbols.
alternating current (AC): Electric
current that reverses its direction of
flow at regular intervals.
analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and frequency vary in proportion to (are an
analog of) the value to be transmitted.
Voice communications are analog signals.
ANSI: American National Standards
Institute. An organization established
to adopt and define standards for a
variety of technical disciplines. For
example, ANSI defined the ASCII
standard and other information processing requirements.
antistatic: A material used to prevent
the buildup of static electricity.
application: A group of programs that
together are used for a specific task
such as accounting, financial planning,
spreadsheets, word processing, and
games, etc.
ASCII: American Standard Code for
Information Interchange. ASCII code
is a set of 256 binary codes that represent the most commonly used letters,
numbers, and symbols.
async: Short for asynchronous.
Glossary-2
Byte
asynchronous: Lacking regular time
relationship. As applied to computer
communications, asynchronous refers
to the method of transmitting data that
does not require a steady stream of bits
to be transmitted at regular time intervals.
AUTOEXEC.BAT: A batch file that
executes a series of MS-DOS commands and programs each time you
start the computer.
B
backup: A duplicate copy of files kept
as a spare in case the original is
destroyed.
batch file: A file that can be executed
from the system prompt containing a
sequence of operating system commands or executable files. See also
AUTOEXEC.BAT.
binary: The base two number system
composed of zeros and ones (off or
on), used by most digital computers.
The right most digit of a binary number has a value of 1, the next a value of
2, then 4, 8, 16, and so on. For example, the binary number 101 has a value
of 5. See also ASCII.
Bluetooth: A short-range radio technology designed to simplify wireless
communication among computers,
communication devices and the Internet.
board: A circuit board. An internal
card containing electronic components, called chips, which perform a
specific function or increase the capabilities of the system.
boot: Short for bootstrap. A program
that starts or restarts the computer. The
program reads instructions from a storage device into the computer’s memory.
bps: Bits per second. Typically used to
describe the data transmission speed of
a modem.
buffer: The portion of the computer’s
memory where data is temporarily
stored. Buffers often compensate for
differences in the rate of flow from one
device to another.
bus: An interface for transmission of
signals, data or electric power.
byte: The representation of a single
character. A sequence of eight bits
treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within the system.
BIOS: Basic Input Output System.
The firmware that controls data flow
within the computer. See also firmware.
bit: Derived from ģbinary digit,ī the
basic unit of information used by the
computer. It is either zero or one. Eight
bits is one byte. See also byte.
Glossary-3
cache memory
C
cache memory: High speed memory
which stores data that increases processor speed and data transfer rate.
When the CPU reads data from main
memory, it stores a copy of this data in
cache memory. The next time the CPU
needs that same data, it looks for it in
the cache memory rather than the main
memory, which saves time. The computer has two cache levels. Level one
is incorporated into the processor and
level two resides in external memory.
CGA: Color/graphics adapter. A video
display protocol defined by the IBM
Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter and
its associated circuitry. This protocol
supports two-color 640x200 and fourcolor 320x200 graphics, and 16-color
640x200 and 320x200 text modes.
character: Any letter, number, punctuation mark, or symbol used by the
computer. Also synonymous with byte.
chassis: The frame containing the
computer.
CardBus: An industry standard bus
for 32-bit PC Cards.
chip: A small semiconductor containing computer logic and circuitry for
processing, memory, input/output
functions and controlling other chips.
capacity: The amount of data that can
be stored on a magnetic storage device
such as a diskette (floppy disk) or hard
disk. It is usually described in terms of
kilobytes (KB), where one KB = 1024
bytes and megabytes (MB), where one
MB = 1024 KB.
CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide
Semiconductor. An electronic circuit
fabricated on a silicon wafer that
requires very little power. Integrated
circuits implemented in CMOS technology can be tightly packaged and are
highly reliable.
CD-ROM: A Compact Disk-Read
Only Memory is a high capacity disk
that can be read from but not written
to. The CD-ROM drive uses a laser,
rather than magnetic heads, to read
data from the disk.
cold start: Starting a computer that is
currently off (turning on the power).
card: Synonym for board. See board.
Centronics: The printer manufacturer
whose method of data transmission
between a parallel printer and a computer has become an industry standard.
Glossary-4
COM1, COM2, COM3 and COM4:
The names assigned to the serial and
communication ports.
commands: Instructions you enter at
the terminal keyboard that direct the
actions of the computer or its peripheral devices.
communications: The means by
which a computer transmits and
receives data to and from another computer or device. See parallel interface;
serial interface.
delete
compatibility: 1) The ability of one
computer to accept and process data in
the same manner as another computer
without modifying the data or the
media upon which it is being transferred. 2) the ability of one device to
connect to or communicate with
another system or component.
components: Elements or parts (of a
system) which make up the whole
(system).
computer program: A set of instructions written for a computer that
enable it to achieve a desired result.
computer system: A combination of
hardware, software, firmware, and
peripheral components assembled to
process data into useful information.
configuration: The specific components in your system (such as the terminal, printer, and disk drives) and the
settings that define how your system
works. You use the Hardware Setup,
MaxTime or HW Setup program to
control your system configuration.
control keys: A key or sequence of
keys you enter from the keyboard to
initiate a particular function within a
program.
controller: Built-in hardware and software that controls the functions of a
specific internal or peripheral device
(e.g. keyboard controller).
co-processor: A circuit built into the
processor that is dedicated to intensive
math calculations.
CPS: Characters per second. Typically
used to indicate the transmission speed
of a printer.
CPU: Central processing unit. The
portion of the computer that interprets
and executes instructions.
CRT: Cathode Ray Tube. A vacuum
tube in which beams projected on a
fluorescent screen-producing luminous
spots. An example is the television set.
cursor: A small, blinking rectangle or
line that indicates the current position
on the display screen.
D
data: Information that is factual, measurable or statistical that a computer
can process, store, or retrieve.
data bits: A data communications
parameter controlling the number of
bits (binary digits) used to make up a
byte. If data bits = 7 the computer can
generate 128 unique characters. If data
bits = 8 the computer can generate 256
unique characters.
DC: Direct Current. Electric current
that flows in one direction. This type
of power is usually supplied by batteries.
default: The parameter value automatically selected by the system when you
or the program do not provide instructions. Also called a preset value.
delete: To remove data from a disk or
other data storage device. Synonymous
with erase.
Glossary-5
device driver
device driver: A program that controls communication between a specific peripheral device and the
computer. The CONFIG.SYS file contains device drivers that MS-DOS
loads when you turn the computer on.
dialog box: A window that accepts
user input to make system settings or
record other information.
disk drive: The device that randomly
accesses information on a disk and
copies it to the computer’s memory. It
also writes data from memory to the
disk. To accomplish these tasks, the
unit physically rotates the disk at high
speed past a read-write head.
disk storage: Storing data on magnetic disk. Data is arranged on concentric tracks much like a phonograph
record.
diskette: A removable disk that stores
magnetically encoded data used on a
microcomputer. Also called floppy
disk.
diskette drive: An electromechanical
device that reads and writes to floppy
disks. See also diskette.
display: A CRT, plasma screen, LCD,
or other image producing device used
to view computer output.
documentation: The set of manual
and/or other instructions written for
the users of a computer system or
application. Computer system documentation typically includes procedural and tutorial information as well
as system functions.
DOS: Disk operating system. See
operating system.
Glossary-6
driver: A software program, generally
part of the operating system, that controls a specific piece of hardware (frequently a peripheral device such as a
printer or mouse).
E
echo: To send back a reflection of the
transmitted data to the sending device.
You can display the information on the
screen, or output it to the printer, or
both. When a computer receives back
data it transmitted to a CRT (or other
peripheral device) and then retransmits
the data to the printer, the printer is
said to echo the CRT.
EGA: Enhanced Graphics Adapter. A
video display protocol defined by the
IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter and
its associated circuitry for direct drive
TTL displays that supports 16-color/
monochrome 640x350 and 16-color
640x200 and 320x200 graphics, and
16-color 640x350 and 320x350 text
modes.
erase: See delete.
escape: 1) A code (ASCII code 27),
signaling the computer that what follows are commands; used with peripheral devices such as printers and
modems. 2) A means of aborting the
task currently in progress.
escape guard time: A time before and
after an escape code is sent to the
modem which distinguishes between
escapes that are part of the transmitted
data, and escapes that are intended as a
command to the modem.
host computer
execute: To interpret and execute an
instruction.
Extended Capability Port: An industry standard that provides a data buffer,
switchable forward and reverse data
transmission, and run length encoding
(RLE) support.
F
fast infrared: An industry standard
that enables cableless infrared serial
data transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps.
G
gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage
equal to 1024 megabytes. See also
megabyte.
GND: Ground. An RS-232C signal
used in the exchange of data between a
computer and serial device.
graphics: The use of drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts
or graphs, to present information.
H
file: A collection of related information; a file can contain data, programs,
or both.
hard disk: A non-removable disk usually referred to as drive C. Also called
fixed disk.
firmware: A set of instructions built
into the hardware which controls and
directs a microprocessor’s activities.
hard disk drive (HDD): An electromechanical device that reads and
writes a hard disk. See also hard disk.
fixed disk: See hard disk.
hardware: The physical electronic
and mechanical components of a computer system: typically, the computer
itself, external disk drives, etc. See
also software and firmware.
floppy disk: See diskette.
floppy disk drive (FDD): See diskette
drive.
Fn-esse: A TOSHIBA utility that lets
you assign functions to hot keys.
format: The process of readying a
blank disk for its first use. Formatting
establishes the structure of the disk
that the operating system expects
before it writes files or programs onto
the disk.
folder: An icon in Windows used to
store documents or other folders.
function keys: The keys labeled F1
through F12 that tell the computer to
perform certain functions.
hertz: A unit of wave frequency that
equals one cycle per second.
hexadecimal: The base 16 numbering
system composed of the digits 0
through 9 and the letters A, B, C, D, E,
and F.
host computer: The computer that
controls, regulates, and transmits
information to a device or another
computer.
Glossary-7
hot dock/undock
hot dock/undock: Connecting or disconnecting a device to or from the
computer while the computer’s power
is turned on.
hot key: The computer’s feature in
which certain keys in combination
with the extended function key, Fn,
can be used to set system parameters,
such as speaker volume.
HW Setup: A TOSHIBA utility that
lets you set the parameters for various
hardware components.
I
icon: A small graphic image displayed
on the screen or in the indicator panel.
In Windows, an icon represents an
object that the user can manipulate.
iLINK (IEEE1394): This port enables
high-speed data transfer directly from
external devices such as digital video
cameras.
infrared port: A cableless communications capable of using infrared signals to send serial data.
input: The data or instructions you
provide to a computer, communication device or other peripheral device
from the keyboard or external or internal storage devices. The data sent (or
output) by the sending computer is
input for the receiving computer.
instruction: Statements or commands
that specify how to perform a particular task.
Glossary-8
interface: 1) Hardware and/or software components of a system used
specifically to connect one system or
device to another. 2) To physically
connect one system or device to
another to exchange information. 3)
The point of contact between user, the
computer, and the program, for example, the keyboard or a menu.
interrupt request: A signal that gives
a component access to the processor.
I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a
computer.
I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and transfer data to and from it.
J
jumper: A small clip or wire that
allows you to change the hardware
characteristics by electrically connecting two points of a circuit.
K
K: Taken from the Greek word kilo,
meaning 1000; often used as equivalent to 1024, or 2 raised to the 10th
power. See also byte and kilobyte.
KB: See kilobyte.
modem
keyboard: An input device containing switches that are activated by manually pressing marked keys. Each
keystroke activates a switch that transmits a specific code to the computer.
For each key, the transmitted code is,
in turn, representative of the (ASCII)
character marked on the key.
kilobyte (KB): A unit of data storage
equal to 1024 bytes. See also byte and
megabit.
M
main board: See motherboard.
MDA: Monochrome Display Adapter.
A video display protocol defined by
the IBM Monochrome Display
Adapter and its associated circuitry for
direct drive TTL displays that supports
a monochrome 720x350 text mode.
megabyte (MB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 kilobytes. See also
kilobyte.
level 2 cache: See cache.
megahertz: A unit of wave frequency
that equals 1 million cycles per second.
See also hertz.
Light Emitting Diode (LED): A
semiconductor device that emits light
when a current is applied.
menu: A software interface that displays a list of options on the screen.
Also called a screen.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): Liquid crystal sealed between two sheets
of glass coated with transparent conducting material. The viewing-side
coating is etched into character forming segments with leads that extend to
the edge of the glass. Applying a voltage between the glass sheets darkens
the liquid crystal to provide contrast to
lighted portions of the display.
microprocessor: A hardware component contained in a single integrated
circuit that carries out instructions.
Also called the central processing unit
(CPU), one of the main parts of the
computer.
L
LSI: Large Scale Integration. 1) A
technology that allows the inclusion of
up to 100,000 simple logic gates on a
single chip. 2) An integrated circuit
that uses the large scale integration.
MMX: Refers to microprocessors with
additional instructions beyond the x86
standard. The instructions were developed on the basis of multimedia code
requirements and thus improve the
performance of multimedia applications.
mode: A method of operation, for
example, the boot mode or the resume
mode.
modem: Derived from modulator/
demodulator, a device that converts
(modulates) digital data for transmission over telephone lines and then converts modulated data (demodulates) to
digital format where received.
Glossary-9
monitor
monitor: A device that uses rows and
columns of pixels to display alphanumeric characters or graphic images.
See CRT.
motherboard: A name sometimes
used to refer to the main printed circuit
board in processing equipment. It usually contains integrated circuits that
perform the processor’s basic functions and provides connectors for adding other boards that perform special
functions. Sometimes called a main
board.
MPEG: Moving picture coding expert
group is an industry standard architecture for compression of video signals.
N
non-system disk: A formatted diskette
(floppy disk) you can use to store programs and data but you cannot use to
start the computer. See system disk.
nonvolatile memory: Memory, usually read-only (ROM), that is capable
of permanently storing information.
Turning the computer’s power off does
not alter data stored in nonvolatile
memory.
numeric keypad overlay: A feature
that allows you to use certain keys on
the keyboard to perform numeric entry,
or to control cursor and page movement.
O
OCR: Optical Character Recognition
(reader). A technique or device that
uses laser or visible light to identify
characters and input them into a storage device.
OCR wand: A device that reads, using
an optical device, hand written or
machine printed symbols into a computer. See also OCR.
on-line state: A functional state of a
peripheral device when it is ready to
receive or transmit data.
operating system: A group of programs that controls the basic operation
of a computer. Operating system functions include interpreting programs,
creating data files, and controlling the
transmission and receipt (input/output)
of data to and from memory and
peripheral devices.
output: The results of a computer
operation. Output commonly indicates
data 1) printed on paper, 2) displayed
at a terminal, 3) sent through the serial
port of internal modem, or 4) stored on
some magnetic media.
P
parallel: Refers to two or more processes or events that can occur simultaneously, and without interfering with
each other. See also serial.
parallel interface: Refers to a type of
information exchange that transmits
information one byte (8 bits) at a time.
See also serial interface.
Glossary-10
RAM
parity: 1) The symmetrical relationship between two parameter values
(integers) both of which are either on
or off; odd or even; 0 or 1. 2) In serial
communications, an error detection bit
that is added to a group of data bits
making the sum of the bits even or
odd. Parity can be set to none, odd, or
even.
password: A unique string of characters used to identify a specific user.
The computer provides various levels
of password protection such as user,
supervisor and eject.
pel: The smallest area of the display
that can be addressed by software.
Equal in size to a pixel or group of pixels. See pixel.
peripheral component interconnect:
An industry standard 32-bit bus.
peripheral device: An I/O device that
is external to the central processor and/
or main memory such as a printer or a
mouse.
plug and play: A capability with Windows that enables the system to automatically recognize connections of
external devices and make the necessary configurations in the computer.
pixel: A picture element. The smallest
dot that can be made on a display or
printer. Also called a pel.
port: The electrical connection
through which the computer sends and
receives data to and from devices or
other computers.
Port Replicator: Devices that enables
one-point connection to a number of
peripheral devices and provides additional ports and slots.
printed circuit board (PCB): A hardware component of a processor to
which integrated circuits and other
components are attached. The board
itself is typically flat and rectangular,
and constructed of fiberglass, to form
the attachment surface.
program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to
achieve a desired result. See also application.
prompt: A message the computer provides indicating it is ready for or
requires information or an action from
you.
R
Radio frequency interference (RFI)
shield: A metal shield enclosing the
printed circuit boards of the printer or
computer to prevent radio and TV
interference. All computer equipment
generates radio frequency signals. The
FCC regulates the amount of signals a
computing device can allow past its
shielding. A Class A device is sufficient for office use. Class B provides a
more stringent classification for home
equipment use. TOSHIBA portable
computers comply with Class B computing device regulations.
Random Access Memory (RAM):
High speed memory within the computer circuitry that can be read or written to.
Glossary-11
restart
restart: Resetting a computer without
turning it off (also called ‘warm boot’
or ‘soft reset’). To restart the computer,
press Ctrl + Alt + Del while the computer is on. See also boot.
RCA jack: A single-pin connector
that carries composite video signals,
which include both contrast and color
information. See also S-video.
RGB: Red, green, and blue. A device
that uses three input signals, each activating an electron gun for a primary
additive color (red, green, and blue) or
port for using such a device. See also
CRT.
RJ11: A modular telephone jack.
ROM: Read Only Memory: A nonvolatile memory chip manufactured to
contain information that controls the
computer’s basic operation. You cannot access or change information
stored in ROM.
RS-232C: The Electronic Industries
Association (EIA) interface standard
that describes the 25-pin connector
interface and control, data, and status
signals that allow asynchronous communications between computers, printers, communications and other
peripheral devices.
S
SCSI: Small Computer System Interface is an industry standard interface
for connection of a variety of peripheral devices.
Glossary-12
serial: The handling of data bits one
after the other.
serial communications: A communications technique that uses as few as
two interconnecting wires to send bits
one after another.
serial interface: Refers to a type of
information exchange that transmits
information sequentially, one bit at a
time. Contrast: Parallel interface.
serial port: A communications port to
which you can connect devices, such
as a modem, mouse, or serial printer.
SIO: Serial Input/Output. The electronic methodology used in serial data
transmission.
soft key: Key combinations that emulate keys on the IBM keyboard, change
some configuration options, stop program execution, and access the
numeric keypad overlay.
software: The set of programs, procedures and related documentation associated with a computer system.
Specifically refers to computer programs that direct and control the computer system’s activities. See also
hardware.
stop bit: One or more bits of a byte
that follow the transmitted character or
group codes in asynchronous serial
communications.
subpixel: Three elements, one red, one
green and blue (RGB), that make up a
pixel on the color LCD. The computer
sets subpixels independently, each may
emit a different degree of brightness.
See also pixel.
write protection
S-video: This connection provides
separate lines for contrast and color,
which produces a video image superior
to that produced by a composite connection. See also RCA jack.
synchronous: Having a constant time
interval between successive bits, characters or events.
system disk: A disk that has been formatted with an operating system. For
MS-DOS the operating system is contained in two hidden files and the
COMMAND.COM file. You can boot
a computer using a system disk. Also
called an operating system disk.
T
terminal: A typewriter-like keyboard
and CRT display screen connected to
the computer for data input/output.
TFT: A color LCD technology that
applies individual transistors to each
pixel enabling fine display control and
excellent screen legibility.
TTL: Transistor-transistor logic. A
logic circuit design that uses switching
transistors for gates and storage.
U
USB: Enables chain connection of a
number of USB-equipped devices to
one port on your computer. For example, you might connect a USB-HUB to
the computer, then connect a keyboard
to the USB-HUB and a mouse to the
keyboard.
V
VGA: Video graphics array is an
industry standard video adapter that
lets you run any popular software.
volatile memory: Random access
memory (RAM) that stores information as long as the computer is connected to a power source.
W
Warm dock/undock: Connecting or
disconnecting a device to or from the
computer while the computer is suspended.
warm start: Restarting or resetting a
computer without turning it off.
window: A portion of the screen that
can display its own application or document. Often used to mean a Microsoft
Windows window.
Wireless LAN: A short-range radio
technology designed to simplify wireless communication with other LAN
systems based on Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum radio technology that
complies with the IEEE 802.11 Standard (Revision B).
write protection: A method for protecting a diskette (floppy disk) from
accidental erasure.
Glossary-13
Glossary-14
Index
D
AC adaptor 1-6, 2-6
DC IN 19V port 2-5
additional 1-14, 8-11
connecting 3-5
ASCII characters 5-9
Auto power on, See Power
DC IN indicator 2-10, 6-3
Disk indicator 2-10
Display 1-6, 2-8, See also Video
modes and Monitor external
automatic power off 1-10
opening 3-6
selection, See Hot keys
Documentation list 1-1
DVD-ROM drive 1-4
using 4-9
B
Battery, See also Battery pack
charging 6-8
extending life 6-12
indicator 2-10, 6-3
monitoring capacity 6-10
real time clock 6-5
safety precautions 6-5
types 6-4
Battery pack 6-5
additional 8-11
location 2-6
replacing 6-13
C
Cache memory
CPU cache 1-3
Level 2 cache 1-3
CD-RW/DVD drive 1-4, 4-9
Cleaning the computer 4-35
COM level, See Ports, serial
E
Environment 3-2
Equipment checklist 1-1
Equipment setup
general conditions 3-2
placement 3-2
Ergonomics
lighting 3-4
seating and posture 3-3
work habits 3-4
Expansion memory, See Memory
expansion
F
Fn key emulation 5-2
Fn + Alt (enhanced keyboard simulation) 5-3
Fn + Ctrl (enhanced keyboard simulation) 5-3
Index-1
INDEX
A
User’s Manual
Fn + Enter 5-3
Fn + Esc (sound mute) 5-3
Fn + F1 (instant security) 5-4
Fn + F2 (power save mode) 5-4
Fn + F3 (standby) 5-4
Fn + F4 (hibernation) 5-4
Fn + F5 (display selection) 5-5
Fn + F6 (display brightness) 5-5
Fn + F7 (display brightness) 5-5
Fn + F8 (wireless setting) 5-5
Fn + F9 (Touch Pad mode) 5-6
Fn + F10 (arrow mode) 5-2
Fn + F11 (numeric mode) 5-2
Fn + F12 (ScrLock) 5-3
Fn Sticky key 5-7
Function Keys 5-2
H
Hard disk drive 1-4
automatic power off 1-10
problems 9-8
Hibernation 1-11, 5-4
problems 9-23
Hot keys 1-10, 5-3
display brightness 5-5
display selection 5-5
hibernation 5-4
instant security 5-4
power save mode 5-4
standby 5-4
HW Setup 1-12
accessing 7-1
Boot Priority 7-6
CPU 7-5
Display 7-4
General 7-2
Keyboard 7-7
LAN 7-8
Parallel/Printer 7-4
Password 7-2
USB 7-8
Index-2
I
Indicators 2-10, 6-3
Infrared port, See also Ports
problems 9-15
Instant security, See Hot keys
Interfaces, See Ports
K
Keyboard 1-6, 5-1
emulating enhanced keyboard 5-2
F1 . . . F12 function keys 5-2
problems 9-7
Typewriter keys 5-1
Keypad overlay 1-10, 5-7
arrow mode 5-8
numeric mode 5-8
temporarily changing modes 5-9
temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) 5-8
temporarily using overlay (overlay off) 5-9
turning on 5-7
Windows special keys 5-7
L
LAN, See also Wireless LAN 1-8
cable types 4-33
connecting 4-33
disconnecting 4-34
problems 9-24
using 4-33
LCD, See Display, Video modes,
Monitor external
Level 2 cache, See Cache memory
Lock, security, See Security lock
M
Main battery, See Battery pack
Memory 1-3
expansion 1-14, 8-8
Index
installing 8-8
removing 8-10
slots 1-3
Microphone, See sound system,
microphone
Microprocessor, See Processor
Modem 1-8, 4-28
connecting 4-30
disconnecting 4-31
jack location 2-5
problems 9-22
region selection 4-28
using 4-28
Monitor external 8-12, See also Video
modes and Ports
problems 9-19
Moving the computer 4-35
N
Numeric keypad, See Keypad overlay
O
Operating system 1-9
Overlay, See Keypad overlay
P
Panel power on/off, See Power
Parallel port, See Ports, parallel
Password
power on 1-10
starting the computer with 6-15
user 7-2
PC card 1-7
installing 8-2
location of slots 2-3
problems 9-18
removing 8-3
Ports
DC IN 19V 2-5
external monitor 1-7, 2-3
headphone, See Sound system
infrared 1-7, 2-1
LAN 2-5
microphone, See Sound system
modem 2-5
parallel 1-7, 2-3
USB 1-7, 2-3, 2-4
Power
button location 2-8
indicator 2-10, 6-4
panel power on/off 1-11
restarting 3-11
turning off 3-7
turning on 3-6
Printer
parallel 7-4, 8-11
problems 9-15
Problems
analyzing symptoms 9-2
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive 9-10
diskette drive 9-14
DVD-ROM drive 9-8
hard disk drive 9-8
hardware and system checklist 9-3
infrared port 9-15
keyboard 9-7
LAN 9-24
LCD panel 9-7
modem 9-22
monitor, external 9-19
password 9-7
PC card 9-18
power 9-4
preliminary checklist 9-1
printer 9-15
self test 9-4
sound system 9-20
standby/hibernation 9-23
support from TOSHIBA 9-26
system start-up 9-3
TV output signal 9-20
Index-3
User’s Manual
USB 9-21
Wireless LAN 9-24
Processor 1-3
R
Real time clock battery, See Battery
Recovery Media 3-12
S
Screen, See Display
ScrLock (Fn + F12), See Soft keys
Security lock 1-9
attaching 8-15
location 2-5
Self Test, See Problems
Serial port, See Ports, serial
adaptor 1-14, 2-17, 8-11
options 1-14
Soft keys 5-2
cursor control mode 5-2, 5-3
Enter 5-3
numeric mode 5-2
right Alt key 5-3
right Ctrl key 5-3
ScrLock 5-3
Sound system 1-7
headphone 1-6, 2-1
microphone 1-6, 2-1
problems 9-20
speaker 2-8
volume control 2-2
Standby 1-11
Index-4
T
TOSHIBA Power Saver 1-12
Troubleshooting, See Problems
TV 8-13
U
Utilities
list 1-12
USB 1-7
location 2-3, 2-4
problems 9-21
V
Video modes, Appendix B
Video-out jack 1-7, 2-5
Video RAM 1-3
Volume control, See Sound system
W
Wireless LAN 1-8
problems 9-24
using 4-31
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