Fujitsu Siemens Computers LifeBook A6110 User manual

Fujitsu Siemens Computers LifeBook A6110 User manual
User’s Guide
Learn how to use
your Fujitsu LifeBook
A6110 notebook
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WARNING
HANDLING THE CORD ON THIS PRODUCT WILL EXPOSE YOU TO LEAD, A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
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B5FJ-5191-01EN-00
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to FCC Part 15
Responsible Party Name:
Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Address:
1250 E. Arques Avenue, M/S 122
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Telephone:
(408) 746-6000
Declares that product:
Base Model Configuration:
LifeBook A6110 notebook
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operations are subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, (2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL Listed I.T.E. Class II Adapters with an output rating of 19 VDC, with a current
of 4.22 A (80 W).
+
AC adapter output polarity:
When using your notebook equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
injury to persons, including the following:
•
Do not use this product near water for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
•
•
•
Avoid using the modem during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
•
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To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
Do not use the modem to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with
local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
For TV tuner use: To protect from overvoltages and transients on the Cable Distribution System, be sure that the outer shield of the
coaxial cable is connected to earth (grounded) at the building premise as close to the point of cable entrance as practicable, as
required per NEC Article 820.93, ANSI/NFPA 70: 2005. If you have questions about your CATV installation, contact your service
provider.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Authorized Repair Technicians Only
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF LITHIUM (CLOCK) BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY
WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISPOSE OF USED
BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTION.
FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME TYPE AND
RATING FUSE.
System Disposal
Hg
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF
ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL LAWS.
Recycling your battery
Over time, the batteries that run your mobile computer will begin to hold a charge for a shorter amount of time; this is a natural
occurrence for all batteries. When this occurs, you may want to replace the battery with a fresh one*. If you replace it, it is important
that you dispose of the old battery properly because batteries contain materials that could cause environmental damage if disposed of
improperly.
Fujitsu is very concerned with environmental protection, and has enlisted the services of the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation (RBRC)**, a non-profit public service organization dedicated to protecting our environment
by recycling old batteries at no cost to you.
RBRC has drop-off points at tens of thousands of locations throughout the United States and Canada. To find the
location nearest you, go to www.RBRC.org or call 1-800-822-8837.
If there are no convenient RBRC locations near you, you can also go to the EIA Consumer Education Initiative website (http://EIAE.org/)
and search for a convenient disposal location.
Remember – protecting the environment is a cooperative effort, and you should make every effort to protect it for current and future
generations.
* To order a new battery for your Fujitsu mobile computer, go to the Fujitsu shopping site at www.shopfujitsu.com in the US or
www.fujitsu.ca/products/notebooks in Canada.
** RBRC is an independent third party to which Fujitsu provides funding for battery recycling; RBRC is in no way affiliated with
Fujitsu.
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Contents
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Conventions Used in the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Fujitsu Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Locating the Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Top Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back Panel Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Touchpad Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Clicking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Touchpad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Optional Point and Write Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Launching Applications with the LifeBook Application Panel . . . . . . . . . 35
Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button . . . . . . . . . . 37
Launching Applications with the Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Connecting the Power Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Using the Power Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Closing the Display Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Starting Your LifeBook Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Hard Disk Drive Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Booting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Starting Windows Vista the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Installing Click Me! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Power Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power/Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Windows Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Powering Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Chapter 3
User-Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Media Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Loading Media on Your Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Removing Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Emergency Optical
Drive Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Using the Media Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Using Media Player on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
PC Cards/ExpressCards™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Installing ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Removing ExpressCards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
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Memory Stick/Secure Digital/xD Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Installing Memory Stick/SD/xD Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Removing A Memory Stick/SD/xD Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Installing Memory Upgrade Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Checking the Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Universal Serial Bus Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Headphone/Line-Out Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Microphone/Line-In Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
External Video Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
IEEE 1394 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
S-Video Out Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Emergency Media Player Drive Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Modem Result Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Re-installing Individual Drivers and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Restoring the Operating System for Windows Vista Systems . . . . . . . . . . 103
Automatically Downloading Driver Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
Caring for your LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Cleaning your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Storing your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Optional Floppy Disks and Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Media Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Chipset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Mass Storage Device Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Learning About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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Glossary/Regulatory
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide
Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Characteristics of the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Deactivating/Disconnecting the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Deactivation Using the Wireless On/Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Disconnection Using the Icon in the Taskbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Activating the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Configuring the Wireless LAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Connecting to a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Troubleshooting the WLAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
WLAN Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Using the Bluetooth Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
What is Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Where to Find Information About Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device
Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Installing OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
User Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Using OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Configuring OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
OmniPass Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Index
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
7
Preface
About This Guide
The LifeBook A6110 notebook from Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation provides desktop
performance with a fast, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor. Your notebook has a built-in 15.4” TFT WXGA
color display. This system brings the computing power of desktop personal computers (PCs) to a portable
environment.
Your computer comes with Microsoft Windows Vista® Business or Windows Vista® Home Premium
operating system pre-installed.
This manual explains how to operate your LifeBook notebook’s hardware and built-in system software.
Conventions Used in the Guide
Keyboard and on-screen keys appear in brackets. Example: [Fn], [F1], [ESC], [ENTER] and [CTRL].
Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text.
For example: (“See Installation Procedure on page 43”.)
On screen menu items appear in bold. Example: “Click Fujitsu Menu, and select your choice”.
8
THE INFORMATION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF
THE SUBJECT MATERIAL.
THE CAUTION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR
PLEASE READ ALL CAUTION INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
COMPUTER, OR TO THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR FILES.
THE WARNING ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO EITHER YOU, YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, OR YOUR FILES. PLEASE READ ALL WARNING INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
Fujitsu Contact Information
Service and Support
You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support in the following ways:
• Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Website: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support
Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support
representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
• Product name
• Product configuration number
• Product serial number
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•
•
•
•
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Type of device connected, if any
Fujitsu Shopping Online
You can go directly to the online by going to the website at: www.shopfujitsu.com.
YOU MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE INTERNET CONNECTION TO USE THE ONLINE URL LINKS.
Limited Warranty
Your LifeBook notebook is backed by a Fujitsu International Limited Warranty. Check the service kit that
came with your notebook for the Limited Warranty period and terms and conditions.
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Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview
This section describes the
components of your Fujitsu
LifeBook A6110 notebook. We
strongly recommend that you read
it before using your notebook –
even if you are already familiar
with notebook computers.
Figure 1. Fujitsu LifeBook A6110 notebook
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Locating the Controls and Connectors
Display Panel
Latch Button
Web Camera
Digital Microphone
LifeBook Application Panel
with Support Button
Display Panel
Touchpad Pointing Device or
optional Point and Write Touchpad
Status
Indicator Panel
Stereo
Speaker
Power/Suspend/
Resume Button
Status
Indicator Panel
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth
On/Off Switch
Keyboard
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
Stereo Speaker
Figure 2. LifeBook notebook with display open
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Top Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s top components.
Display Panel Latch Button
The display panel latch button is used to latch and unlatch the display. See “Opening the Display Panel”
on page 41.
Digital Microphone
The digital microphone is an optional device that is available on systems with the optional web cam. For
information on using the microphones and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft
WebCam Companion application.
Display Panel
The display panel is a color LCD panel with back lighting for the display of text and graphics.
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond with a specific component of your LifeBook
notebook. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 22.
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
The Power/Suspend/Resume button allows you to suspend notebook activity without powering off,
resume your LifeBook notebook from suspend mode, and power on your notebook when it has been shut
down from Windows. See “Power/Suspend/Resume Button” on page 49.
Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows keys. See “Keyboard” on page 25.
Stereo Speakers
The built-in dual speakers allow for stereo sound.
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Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. See “Microphone/Line-In
Jack” on page 79.
Headphone/Line Out Jack
The headphone/line out jack allows you to connect headphones. See “Headphone Jack*” on page 45.
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch
The wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch is used to turn the optional WLAN and Bluetooth devices on
and off. Switching the device off when not in use will help to extend battery life. See “Activating the
WLAN Device” on page 155.
Touchpad Pointing Device
The Touchpad pointing device is a mouse-like cursor control with five buttons: two right mouse-like
buttons, two left mouse-like buttons, and a scroll button. The upper left and right buttons are for use with
the Quick Point cursor control. See “Touchpad Pointing Device” on page 28. Depending upon the
configuration of your system, the scroll button may be configured as a fingerprint sensor device. See
“Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 163.
LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button
The LifeBook Application Panel provides one-touch application launch and volume up/down capabilities.
The Support Button allows you to automatically open the Fujitsu Support Center. This button can also be
configured to provide one-touch application launch capability. See “LifeBook Application Panel/Support
Button” on page 35.
Web Cam
The web camera allows you to take pictures of yourself to send over the internet. For information on using
the microphones and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft WebCam Companion
application.
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Emergency Optical Tray Release
Optical Drive Release Button
Optical Drive
Figure 3. LifeBook notebook left-side panel
Left-Side Panel Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components.
Optical Drive
The optical drive bay contains a Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer. See “Optical Drive” on page 58.
Optical Drive Release Button
The optical drive release button opens the optical drive.
Emergency Optical Tray Release
If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the media tray with a paper clip or similar tool
inserted into the eject hole. See “Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release” on page 61.
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ExpressCard Slot
USB Port
ExpressCard Eject Button
PC Card Eject Button
DC-In Jack
Memory Stick/SD/xD Card Slot
PC Card Slot
IEEE 1394 Port
Figure 4. LifeBook notebook right-side panel
Right-Side Panel Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components.
ExpressCard Eject Button
The ExpressCard eject button is used for removing an ExpressCard from the slot.
ExpressCard Slot
The ExpressCard Slots allow you to install an ExpressCard. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™” on page 65.
USB 2.0 Ports
The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices. USB 2.0 transfers data at up to
480Mbps and is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, which transfer data at up to 12Mbps. See
“Universal Serial Bus Ports” on page 78.
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DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter to power your LifeBook notebook and charge
the internal Lithium ion battery.
IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Jack
The 4-pin 1394 jack is used to connect between your LifeBook and an IEEE 1394 peripheral such as a
digital video camera. See “Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device” on page 80.
Memory Stick/SD/xD Card Slot
The Memory Stick/SD/xD card slot allows you to install a Memory Stick, Secure Digital (SD) card, or
xD-Photo card for data storage. This architecture allows you to transfer data from a variety of different
digital devices. See “Memory Stick/Secure Digital/xD Cards” on page 70.
PC Card Slot
The PC Card Slot allows you to install a Type I or Type II PC Card. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™” on
page 65.
PC Card Eject Button
The PC Card Eject Button assists you in removing a PC Card from the PC Card slot.
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Anti-Theft Lock Slot
USB 2.0 Ports
Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack
S-Video Out Port
Air Vents
External Video Jack
USB Ports
Modem Jack
Figure 5. LifeBook notebook back panel
Back Panel Components
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s back panel components.
Anti-theft Lock Slot
The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device.
USB 2.0 Ports
The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices. USB 2.0 transfers data at up to
480Mbps and is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, which transfer data at up to 12Mbps. See
“Universal Serial Bus Ports” on page 78.
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Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack
The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for an internal Gigabit (10Base-T/100Base-Tx/1000Base-T)
Ethernet LAN connection. See “Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack” on page 77.
S-Video Out Port
The S-Video out port is used to transmit a high resolution video signal to a compatible TV or VCR.
See “S-Video Out Port” on page 81.
Air Vents
The air vents allow air to circulate through the system to cool down the components.
TO PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE, BE SURE TO KEEP
ALL AIR ALL VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED, CLEAN, AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THIS MAY REQUIRE PERIODIC
CLEANING, DEPENDING UPON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS USED.
DO NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED, SUCH AS IN
TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION.
External Video Port
The external monitor port allows you to connect an external monitor or LCD projector. See “External
Video Port” on page 79.
USB 2.0 Ports
The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices. USB 2.0 transfers data at up to 480
Mbps and is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, which transfer data at up to 12 Mbps. See
“Universal Serial Bus Ports” on page 78.
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Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack
The Modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is for attaching a telephone line to the internal multinational 56K
modem. See “Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack” on page 76.
THE INTERNAL MODEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. DO NOT CONNECT
THE INTERNAL MODEM TO A DIGITAL PBX AS IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL
MODEM OR YOUR ENTIRE NOTEBOOK. CONSULT YOUR PBX MANUFACTURER’S DOCUMENTATION FOR
DETAILS. SOME HOTELS HAVE DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. BE SURE TO FIND OUT BEFORE YOU CONNECT
YOUR MODEM.
THE INTERNAL MULTINATIONAL MODEM IS DESIGNED TO THE ITU-T V.90/V.92 STANDARD. ITS
53000 BPS IS THE HIGHEST ALLOWED BY FCC, AND ITS ACTUAL CONNECTION
RATE DEPENDS ON THE LINE CONDITIONS. THE MAXIMUM SPEED IS 33600 BPS AT UPLOAD, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH FCC REGULATIONS.
MAXIMUM SPEED OF
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MODEM, REFER TO THE FUJITSU WEBSITE AT:
US.FUJITSU.COM/COMPUTERS.
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Lithium ion Battery Bay
Memory Upgrade Compartment
Figure 6. LifeBook notebook bottom panel
Bottom Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.
Lithium ion Battery Bay
The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion battery. It can be unlatched for the removal of the battery
when stored over a long period of time or for swapping a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion
battery. See “Lithium ion Battery” on page 53.
Memory Upgrade Compartment
Your notebook comes with high speed Double Data Rate 2 Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR2
SDRAM). The memory upgrade compartment allows you to expand the system memory capacity of your
notebook, thus improving overall performance. See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 72. Under
normal circumstances, it should not be necessary to open this compartment.
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CapsLk
NumLk
ScrLk
Battery Charge/
DC-In
Power
Hard Drive/
Optical Drive
Battery Level
Figure 7. Status Indicator Panel
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicators display symbols that correspond to specific components of your Fujitsu LifeBook
notebook. The LEDs below each symbol tell you how each of those components is operating.
Power Indicator
The Power indicator glows blue when your system is turned on.
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Battery Charge/DC-In Indicator
• Orange, solid: AC adapter and battery are available and system is charging.
• Green, solid: AC adapter and battery are available and system is fully charged, or AC adapter is
plugged in but battery is not installed.
• Orange, blinking: AC adapter and battery are available and waiting to charge battery (battery is
out of thermal range).
• Off: AC adapter is not plugged in.
Battery Level Indicator
The Battery Level indicators display the charge level of the indicated battery pack, as follows:
• Green, solid: Battery is between 51% and 100% charged.
• Orange, solid: Battery is between 13% and 50% charged.
• Red, solid: Battery is 12% or less charged.
• Orange, blinking: Blinks during battery status measurement (Four seconds after the battery is
installed).
• Red, blinking: There is a problem with the battery.
• Off: There is no battery installed or the battery has no charge.
•
If the battery pack is installed while the power is turned off, the battery level indicator will display
the charge level for five seconds after it blinks orange.
• If the AC adapter is not connected or the battery pack is not fully charged when the computer is
switched to standby mode, the indicator will blink. The LED blinks at the rate of one second on/six
seconds off.
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• Batteries subjected to shocks, vibration or extreme temperatures can be permanently
damaged.
• A shorted battery is damaged and must be replaced.
Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator
The Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access indicator glows green when your internal hard drive is being
accessed. Note that flickering is normal.
NumLk Indicator
The NumLk indicator states that the integral keyboard is set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.
CapsLock Indicator
The CapsLock indicator states that your keyboard is set to type in all capital letters.
ScrLk Indicator
The ScrLk indicator states that your scroll lock is active.
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Keyboard
Function Keys
Fn Key Start Key
Application Key
Numeric Keypad
(surrounded by heavy line)
Cursor Keys
Figure 8. Keyboard
Using the Keyboard
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integral 86-key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard
functions of a 101-key keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special function keys. This
section describes the following keys.
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• Numeric keypad: Your notebook allows certain keys to serve dual purposes, both as standard
characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The ability to toggle between the standard
character and numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk] key.
• Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to
the right, left, up, or down within windows, applications and documents.
• Function keys: The keys labeled [F1] through [F12], are used in conjunction with the [Fn] key to
produce special actions that vary depending on what program is running.
• Windows keys: These keys work with your Windows operating system and function the same as
the onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on your pointing device.
Numeric Keypad
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as both standard character keys and numeric keypad
keys. NumLk can be activated by pressing the [NumLk] keys. Turning off the NumLk feature is done the
same way. Once this feature is activated you can enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ),
subtraction ( - ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using the keys designated
as ten-key function keys. The keys in the numeric keypad are marked on the front edge of the key to
indicate their secondary functions.
Windows Keys
Your LifeBook notebook has two Windows keys, consisting of a Start key and an Application key. The
Start key displays the Start menu. This button functions the same as your onscreen Start menu button. The
Application key functions the same as your right mouse button and displays shortcut menus for the
selected item. (Please refer to your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the
Windows keys.)
Cursor Keys
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard which allow you to move the cursor up, down,
left and right in applications. In programs such as Windows Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the
next item up, down, left, or right).
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Function Keys
Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ
for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used.
• The [Fn] key provides extended functions for the notebook and is always used in conjunction with
another key.
• [Fn+F3]: Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle the Audio Mute on and off.
• [Fn+F6]: Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will lower the brightness of your display.
• [Fn+F7]: Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the brightness of the display.
• [Fn+F8]: Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will decrease the volume of your LifeBook
notebook.
• [Fn+F9]: Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your LifeBook
notebook.
• [Fn+F10]: Pressing [F10] while holding [Fn] allows you to change your selection of where to send
your display video. Each time you press the combination of keys you will step to the next choice.
The choices, in order, are: built-in display panel only, external monitor only, and both built-in
display panel and external monitor.
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Touchpad Pointing Device
Cursor Control or
Optional Point and Write Touchpad
Left Button
Scroll button or optional
Fingerprint Sensor
Right Button
Figure 9. Touchpad pointing device
The Touchpad pointing device comes built into your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. It is used to control the
movement of the pointer to select items on your display panel. The Touchpad is composed of a cursor
control, a left button, a right button, and a scroll button (or fingerprint sensor, depending upon your system
configuration).
The cursor control works the same way a mouse does, and moves the cursor around the display. It only
requires light pressure with the tip of your finger. Note that certain models have an optional Point and
Write Touchpad rather than the standard touchpad that uses stylus input as well as finger input. The left
and right buttons function the same as mouse buttons. The actual functionality of the buttons may vary
depending on the application that is being used. Between the left and right buttons is the scroll button
which allows you to quickly navigate through pages. Depending upon your system configuration, the
scroll button may be replaced by a fingerprint sensor, which is used to secure your system. (See “Appendix
B: Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 163.)
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AN EXTERNAL MOUSE CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE USB PORTS ON YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK AND
USED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE TOUCHPAD. HOWEVER, IF YOU BOOT THE SYSTEM WITH AN
EXTERNAL MOUSE CONNECTED THE TOUCHPAD WILL BE DISABLED OR ENABLED DEPENDING ON THE
SPECIFICATIONS IN YOUR BIOS SETTINGS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 45.
Clicking
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To
left-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to
select, press the left button once, and then immediately
release it. To right-click, move the mouse cursor to the
item you wish to select, press the right button once,
and then immediately release it. You also have the
option to perform the clicking operation by tapping
lightly on the Touchpad once.
Figure 10. Clicking with button
Figure 11. Clicking with Touchpad
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Double-Clicking
Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left
button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does
not function with the right button. To double-click,
move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the
left button twice, and immediately release it. You can
also perform the double-click operation by tapping
lightly on the Touchpad twice.
Figure 12. Double-clicking with button
Figure 13. Double-clicking with Touchpad
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Dragging
Dragging means pressing and holding the left button,
while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to
the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left
button while moving the item to its new location and
then release it. Dragging can also be done using the
Touchpad. First, tap the Touchpad twice over the item
you wish to move making sure to leave your finger on
the pad after the final tap. Next, move the object to its
new location by moving your finger across the
Touchpad, and then release your finger.
Figure 14. Dragging with button
Figure 15. Dragging with Touchpad
Touchpad Control Adjustment
The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your Touchpad with selections made from within
the Mouse Properties dialog box.
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Optional Point and Write Touchpad
Certain configurations of this LifeBook notebook have an optional Point and Write Touchpad in the
location of the standard touchpad pointing device. The Point and Write Touchpad is compatible with the
latest Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. For example, use MS Journal for note taking with the
pad, and use MS Paint for drawing pictures.
The Point and Write Touchpad enriches the
user’s experience by enabling powerful
note taking, handwriting recognition, and
fast navigation options under the Vista
environment that allow the user to quickly
and intuitively get results faster and more
efficiently. (Figure16)
The Point and Write Touchpad stylus is
used on the pad just as if it were a pen
writing on paper.
Figure 16. Writing on the Point and Write Touchpad
Using the Optional Point and Write Touchpad
1
Remove the stylus from the stylus slot on the rear left side of the system. See “Left-Side Panel Components”
on page 7.
2
You can use the Point and Write Touchpad for clicking, double-clicking, scrolling, and dragging, just as you
would with a touch pad. To use the Point and Write Touchpad for these functions, follow the instructions above
for the touchpad, substituting the stylus for your finger.
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•
THE STYLUS SHOULD NOT BE USED TO TAP ON THE DISPLAY; IT HAS NO EFFECT ON THE DISPLAY, AND COULD
CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE SCREEN IF SO USED.
•
WHEN USING THE STYLUS ON THE PAD, YOU CANNOT USE YOUR FINGER TO CONTROL THE TOUCHPAD. IF YOU
WANT TO USE YOUR FINGER ON THE TOUCHPAD, KEEP THE STYLUS AWAY FROM THE PAD, OR IT MIGHT INTERFERE
WITH THE OPERATION.
•
RIGHT-CLICK FUNCTION IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE STYLUS. USE THE RIGHT BUTTON FOR RIGHT-CLICK
FUNCTIONS.
•
USE THE STYLUS GENTLY ON THE PAD SO AS NOT TO DAMAGE THE STYLUS OR PAD. LITTLE PRESSURE IS
REQUIRED FOR THE STYLUS TO WORK EFFECTIVELY.
•
•
BE CAREFUL NOT TO LEAVE THE STYLUS ON THE KEYBOARD OR PALM REST WHEN CLOSING THE DISPLAY.
TO CHANGE THE DOUBLE-TAP SPEED, GO TO CONTROL PANEL -> OTHER OPTIONS -> FLATPOINT DIGITIZER.
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Volume Control
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has multiple volume controls which interact with each other.
ANY SOFTWARE THAT CONTAINS AUDIO FILES WILL ALSO CONTAIN A VOLUME CONTROL OF ITS OWN. IF
YOU INSTALL AN EXTERNAL AUDIO DEVICE THAT HAS AN INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROL, THE
HARDWARE VOLUME CONTROL AND THE SOFTWARE VOLUME CONTROL WILL INTERACT WITH EACH
OTHER. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF YOU SET YOUR SOFTWARE VOLUME TO
OFF, YOU WILL OVERRIDE
THE EXTERNAL VOLUME CONTROL SETTING.
Controlling the Volume
The volume can be controlled in several different ways:
• Volume can be changed using the [Vol -] and [Vol +] buttons above the keyboard.
• Volume can be changed or muted from within the Volume Control in the system tray.
• Volume can be controlled with the F8 and F9 functions keys. Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding
[Fn] will decrease the volume of your notebook. Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will
increase the volume of your notebook.
• Volume can be muted by pressing the [F3] key while holding down the [Fn] key. To restore audio,
repeat the [Fn+F3] procedure.
• Volume can be controlled by many volume controls that are set within individual applications.
• Certain external audio devices you might connect to your system may have hardware volume
controls.
Each source discussed above puts an upper limit on the volume level that must then be followed by the
other sources.
We recommend that you experiment with the various volume controls to discover the optimal sound level.
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Support
Mail
Internet
A
B
Vol
Figure 17. LifeBook Application Panel
LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button
The Application Panel consists of buttons that allow you to launch user-defined applications with the
touch of a button when your system is on. Also included in the panel is a Support button that allows you
to either launch the Fujitsu Support Center utility or to launch a user-defined application.
Launching Applications with the LifeBook Application Panel
The application panel enables you to launch applications with the touch of a button when your system is
on. Pressing any of the buttons will launch a user-defined application. Your notebook is pre-installed with
software utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook Application Panel. These utilities are
found in the Start menu, under Settings -> Control Panel -> Application Panel. They include two
Application Panel Setup tabs, E-mail Setup, and Internet Setup.
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Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel
When you start Windows, the LifeBook Application Panel is automatically activated. As an application
launcher, the LifeBook Application Panel is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To set up the
Panel to best suit your needs, we have provided the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly and easily
helps you make the most of this valuable feature.
To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with Application Panel Setup:
1
2
3
Click on [Start].
Click on Programs, then click on LifeBook Application Panel.
Click on Application Panel Setup. The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There are tabs that correspond
to the application buttons on the LifeBook Application Panel. When you receive your notebook, these buttons
are pre-configured to launch specific programs, as referenced in Chapter 7 of this document.
THE TABS IN APPLICATION PANEL SETUP MAY NOT BE IN THE SAME ORDER AS THE BUTTONS ON YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, PLEASE SELECT THE TAB YOU WISH TO CHANGE CAREFULLY.
To change an application associated with the Application buttons, click on the tab for the button you would
like to reconfigure – for example, Application A. Click on Browse from Start Menu, scroll down the list
of applications, click on the application you wish to launch with this button, and then click OK. The button
will now launch the new application.
The Internet tab is different. It comes set to launch your Windows default Internet browser (Internet
Explorer), unless you have changed this in Windows. In order to reconfigure it to launch another program
follow these easy steps:
1
2
3
Click on Other from the Internet browser box.
Click on Browse from Start Menu.
Scroll down the list of applications, and then click on the application you wish to launch with this button.
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4
Click OK. The button will now launch the new application. If you want to return to launching your Windows
default Internet browser with this button, you need only click on “Default Internet Browser” from the Internet
browser box. Be aware that you will erase the settings for the “other application”. If you wish to go back to
launching the “other application” from this button, you will need to reconfigure it as described above.
IF YOUR SYSTEM HAS DEDICATED ONE OF THE APPLICATION LAUNCHER BUTTONS TO BE AN INTERNET
LAUNCHER, THE BUTTON CAN STILL BE CONFIGURED TO LAUNCH ANY APPLICATION YOU WISH, NOT JUST
AN INTERNET BROWSER.
When you have finished with Application Panel Setup click OK, and the new settings will take effect. You
can reconfigure your LifeBook Application Panel as often as you like.
Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button
The Support button performs different actions when the system is off or when it is on.
When the system is off, pressing the Support button will open the Fujitsu Start Boot Menu which allows
you to select either Diagnostic Program to test your system or Recovery and Utility to perform a number
of other functions, including recovery of your system.
When the system is on, pressing the Support button invokes the Fujitsu Support Center utility which offers
three tabs: Manual, Diagnostic Program, and Support.
Manual tab
The Manual tab lets you automatically go to the Fujitsu Support website to download the system User’s
Guide. (You must be connected to the Internet in order to use this function).
Diagnostic Program tab
The Diagnostic Program tab allows you to automatically reboot the system, then open the boot menu, from
which you can choose Diagnostic Program or Recovery and Utility (same as pressing the button when the
system is shut down). From the Diagnostic tab you can also view your System Information.
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Support tab
The Support tab lets you automatically go to the Support Website. (You must be connected to the Internet
in order to access the Support website).
Launching Applications with the Support Button
Your notebook is pre-installed with utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook Application
Panel. These utilities are found in the Start menu, under Settings -> Control Panel -> Application Panel
(or “Buttons” in some configurations). The utility includes an Application Panel Setup tab.
Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel
When you start Windows, the LifeBook Application Panel is automatically activated. As an application
launcher, the application panel is very flexible. To set up the panel to suit your needs, we have provided
the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly helps you make the most of this valuable feature.
To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with Application Panel Setup:
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Click on [Start] -> Programs -> LifeBook Application Panel.
Click on Application Panel Setup. The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There is a tab that corresponds
to the Support button. When you receive your notebook, this button is pre-configured to launch the Fujitsu
Support Center. See “Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button” on page 37. To reconfigure
it to launch another program proceed to the following steps.
Click on [Application Registration].
Click the “Select from Start Menu” box.
Scroll down the list of applications, and then click on the application you wish to launch with this button.
Click [Next], [Finish], [OK]. The button will now launch the new application.
If you want to return to launching the Fujitsu Support Center utility with this button, click on Fujitsu Support
Center from the dropdown list. Note that this will erase the settings for the “other application”. If you wish to go
back to launching the “other application” from this button, you will need to reconfigure it as described above.
When you have finished with Application Panel Setup click OK, and the new settings will take effect. You can
reconfigure your LifeBook Application Panel as often as you like.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
DC Power Jack
AC Adapter
Figure 18. Connecting the AC Adapter
Power Sources
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC
adapter or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.
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Connecting the Power Adapters
The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and
charging the batteries.
Connecting the AC Adapter
1 Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook.
2 Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.
Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter
1 Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.
2 Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette lighter of an automobile with the ignition key in the On or Access
OR
3
Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power jack on an airplane seat.
Switching from AC Adapter Power or the Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power
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2
Be sure that you have at least one charged battery installed.
Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.
THE LITHIUM ION BATTERY IS NOT CHARGED UPON PURCHASE. INITIALLY, YOU WILL NEED TO CONNECT
EITHER THE AC ADAPTER OR THE AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER TO USE YOUR NOTEBOOK.
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Display Panel Latch Button
Figure 19. Opening the Display Panel
Display Panel
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright
environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology.
Opening the Display Panel
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2
Press the Display Panel latch button in. This releases the locking mechanism, allowing you to raise the display.
Lift the display backwards, being careful not to touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable viewing angle.
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Adjusting Display Panel Brightness
Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the
screen to a more comfortable viewing level. There are three ways to adjust the brightness. Two of them
are temporary (by using the keyboard or the power management utility) and one survives restarts and
resumes (using the Power Options control panel).
Using the Keyboard
Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the setting only temporarily.
• [Fn+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the brightness of your display.
• [Fn+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the brightness of the display.
Using the Power Options
To adjust the brightness so that the setting changes remain after the system is rebooted or resumed,
perform the following:
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Click the Start icon, then select Control Panel.
Select Power Options, then click on “Adjust to Display Brightness” in the left pane.
Set the desired brightness for the display when it is running on battery and when plugged in.
Click [Save changes]..
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WHEN USING AC POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL BY DEFAULT. WHEN USING BATTERY POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO APPROXIMATELY MID-LEVEL BY DEFAULT.
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THE HIGHER THE BRIGHTNESS, THE MORE POWER THE NOTEBOOK WILL CONSUME AND THE FASTER YOUR BATTERIES WILL DISCHARGE. FOR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE, MAKE SURE THAT THE BRIGHTNESS IS SET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
Closing the Display Panel
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Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it forward until it is flush with the body of your LifeBook notebook.
Push down until you hear a click. This will engage the locking mechanism and prevent your display panel from
opening unexpectedly.
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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook
Power On
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
The Power/Suspend/Resume button is used to turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state. Once
you have connected your AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion battery, you can power on your
LifeBook notebook.
WHEN YOU TURN ON YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, BE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE. THIS MEANS
THAT A BATTERY IS INSTALLED AND CHARGED, OR THAT THE AC OR AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER IS
CONNECTED AND HAS POWER.
To turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state, press the Power/Suspend/Resume button, located
above the keyboard to the right. When you are done working you can either leave your notebook in
Suspend mode (“Sleep Mode” on page 49), or you can turn it off (“Powering Off” on page 52) .
DO NOT CARRY YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK AROUND WITH THE POWER ON OR SUBJECT IT TO SHOCKS
OR VIBRATION, AS YOU RISK DAMAGING YOUR NOTEBOOK.
When you power on your LifeBook, it will perform a Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal
parts and configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is found, your LifeBook notebook will emit an
audio warning and/or an error message will be displayed. (See “Power On Self Test Messages” on
page 96.) Depending on the nature of the problem, you may be able to continue by starting the operating
system or by entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the settings.
After satisfactory completion of the POST, your notebook will load your operating system.
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NEVER TURN OFF YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK DURING THE POWER ON SELF TEST (POST) OR IT WILL
CAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK ON THE
NEXT TIME. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96.
Boot Sequence
The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s
BIOS. When your LifeBook notebook is first turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it needs
to find instructions to start up your notebook. This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you
power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until
your operating system is loaded. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence
including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and
without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.
The boot sequence is executed when:
• You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.
• You restart your notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.
• The software initiates a system restart. Example: When you install a new application.
Hard Disk Drive Passwords
To provide additional security for your data, you can assign passwords to your hard disk drive(s). This
feature is managed in the system BIOS Setup Utility. See BIOS Setup Utility below for information about
accessing the utility.
REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORDS. IF YOU SET AND FORGET YOUR USER AND MASTER HARD DISK
PASSWORDS, FUJITSU COMPUTER SYSTEMS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESET IT. YOU MAY LOSE DATA AND
HAVE TO REPLACE YOUR SYSTEM BOARD OR HARD DISK DRIVE.
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BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the operating environment for your LifeBook notebook.
Your BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change
the BIOS’ environment to operate your notebook.
The BIOS Setup Utility configures:
• Device control feature parameters, such as changing I/O addresses and boot devices.
• System Data Security feature parameters, such as passwords.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following (or use the TrustedCore Menu, as detailed below):
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2
Turn on or restart your LifeBook notebook.
3
Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key to scroll through the other setup menus to review or alter
the current settings.
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. This will open
the main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility with the current settings displayed.
Using the TrustedCore Menu
When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad
button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear.
The TrustedCore Menu provides shortcuts to the following menus and information screens:
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BIOS Setup
Diagnostic Screen
Boot Menu
Patent Information
System Information
Continue Booting
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Clicking on any of the fields will invoke the screen, information, or action described.
The Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the [F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen.
BIOS Guide
A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online. Please visit our service and support website at
http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support, then select User’s Guides under Online Support. Select
your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go]. Under the Manuals tab, select the BIOS Guide.
THE BOTTOM OF THIS NOTEBOOK COMPUTER CAN BECOME HOT WHEN USED FOR LONG PERIODS OF
TIME. WHEN USING THE NOTEBOOK, TAKE CAUTION TO LIMIT LONG TERM OR CONTINUOUS USE WHILE
RESTING IT ON EXPOSED SKIN, SUCH AS THE LAP.
Booting the System
We strongly recommend that you not attach any external devices and do not put a DVD/CD in your drive
until you have gone through the initial power on sequence.
When you turn on your notebook for the first time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen. If you do
nothing the system will load the operating system, and then the Windows Welcome will begin.
Starting Windows Vista the first time
THE FIRST TIME YOU INITIALIZE YOUR WINDOWS VISTA SYSTEM, THE SCREEN WILL BE BLANK FOR
THIS IS NORMAL. AFTER INITIALIZATION, A “SET UP WINDOWS” DIALOG
BOX WILL APPEAR.
APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES.
IMPORTANT: DURING THE SETUP PROCEDURE, DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY, PRESS ANY
BUTTONS, OR USE ANY PERIPHERAL DEVICES SUCH AS A MOUSE, KEYBOARD, OR REMOTE CONTROL.
In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows Vista operating system, it should
be registered the first time you use it.
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First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs).
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IF YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE
AGREEMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING WINDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
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YOU CANNOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS. IF YOU STOP THE
PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WINDOWS WELCOME PROCESS, EVEN IF
YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN.
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You will be prompted to enter your User Name and Password and you will be given a chance to select an icon
for your account.
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The next screen asks for a Computer Name and allows you to choose a desktop background.
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On the next screen set your time and date settings.
You will next see a "Help protect Windows automatically" screen in which the default choice is "Use
recommended settings”. The other two choices are "Install important updates only" and "Ask me later". Select
from the three choices.
You will next see the "Select your computer's current location" screen. Make your selection from Home, Work
(Default), and Public location.
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The "Thank you" screen follows and an offer for free Norton Internet Security is extended. Following are several
screens while Windows checks the system performance.
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Windows will then boot up for the first time. As noted above, the first time you initialize your Windows Vista
system, the screen will be blank for approximately two minutes. This is normal. During this period, do not
disconnect the power supply, press any buttons, or use any peripheral devices such as mouse, keyboard, or
remote control.
Registering Windows Vista with Microsoft
1
After Windows has booted up for the first time, the Control Panel Welcome Center will appear. If the Register
Windows Online icon is not seen in the window, click on “Show all xx items” (where “xx” is the number of topics
in the Welcome Center).
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Click on Register Windows Online and follow the instructions that appear to register your copy of Windows.
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Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu
You can register your LifeBook by going to our website at: us.fujitsu.com/computers
You will need to be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online.
Installing Click Me!
BEFORE INSTALLING THE CLICKME! UTILITY, BE SURE THE WIRELESS LAN SWITCH IS TURNED ON.
The first time you boot up your system, you will see a “Primary Settings for the PC” window. This window
explains the installations which will be performed by the Click Me! utility. If you click [Execute], Click
Me! will begin installing. If after clicking the button you receive a “User Account Control” window, you
will be asked for your permission to continue. Click [Continue] to continue. If you cancel the operation,
the Click Me! icon will appear on your desktop for later installation.
IN ADDITION TO THE UTILITIES AND APPLICATIONS INSTALLED BY CLICKME!, OTHER THIRD-PARTY
APPLICATIONS MAY NEED TO BE INSTALLED FROM THE INCLUDED DISCS.
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility
Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can
choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For
more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on
page 83.
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Power Management
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of
these features are automatic and need no user intervention, such as those for the internal modem. However,
others depend on the parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the
display brightness. Internal power management for your notebook may be controlled from settings made
in your operating system, pre-bundled power management application, or from settings made in BIOS
setup utility.
Besides the options available for conserving battery power, there are also some things that you can do to
prevent your battery from running down as quickly. For example, you can create an appropriate power
saving profile, put your notebook into Sleep mode when it is not performing an operation, and you can
limit the use of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery powered computers, there is a trade-off
between performance and power savings.
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
When your notebook is active, the Power/Suspend/Resume button can be used to manually put the
notebook into Sleep mode. Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button when the notebook is active, but not
actively accessing anything, and immediately release the button. You will hear two short beeps and the
system will enter Sleep mode.
If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Power/Suspend/Resume button returns your notebook to
active operation. You can tell whether the system is Suspended by looking at the Power indicator. If the
indicator is visible and not flashing, your notebook is fully operational. If the indicator is visible and
flashing, your notebook is in Sleep mode. If the indicator is not visible, the power is off or your notebook
is in Hibernation mode. (See Hibernation Feature)
Sleep Mode
Sleep mode in Windows saves the contents of your system memory during periods of inactivity by
maintaining power to critical parts. This mode turns off the CPU, display, hard drive, and all other internal
components except those necessary to maintain system memory and for restarting.
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Your notebook can be put in Sleep mode by:
• Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on.
• Selecting Sleep from the Windows Shut Down menu.
• Timing out from lack of activity.
• Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition.
Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the file on which you are working, open application
information, and any other data required to support operations in progress. When you resume operation
from Sleep mode, your notebook will return to the point where it left off. You must use the
Power/Suspend/Resume button to resume operation, and there must be an adequate power source
available, or your notebook will not resume.
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IF RUNNING YOUR NOTEBOOK ON BATTERY POWER, BE AWARE THAT THE BATTERY CONTINUES TO DISCHARGE
WHILE YOUR NOTEBOOK IS IN SLEEP MODE, THOUGH NOT AS FAST AS WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL.
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DISABLING THE POWER/SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USED TO PUT THE NOTEBOOK INTO
SLEEP OR HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE. THE BUTTON RESUME FUNCTION CAN’T BE DISABLED.
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THE SLEEP OR HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH CERTAIN PC CARDS. CHECK
YOUR PC CARD DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION. WHEN PC CARDS OR EXTERNAL DEVICES ARE IN
USE, HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE CANNOT RETURN TO THE EXACT STATE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION,
BECAUSE ALL OF THE PERIPHERAL DEVICES WILL BE RE-INITIALIZED WHEN THE SYSTEM RESTARTS.
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IF YOUR NOTEBOOK IS ACTIVELY ACCESSING INFORMATION WHEN YOU ENTER THE SLEEP OR HIBERNATION
(SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE, CHANGES TO OPEN FILES ARE NOT LOST. THE FILES ARE LEFT OPEN AND MEMORY IS KEPT
ACTIVE DURING SLEEP MODE OR THE MEMORY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE INTERNAL HARD DRIVE DURING HIBERNATION MODE.
THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF USING HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) IS THAT POWER IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN
YOUR DATA. THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IF YOU WILL BE LEAVING YOUR NOTEBOOK IN A SUSPENDED STATE
FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME. THE DRAWBACK OF USING HIBERNATION MODE IS THAT IT LENGTHENS THE
POWER DOWN AND POWER UP SEQUENCES AND RESETS PERIPHERAL DEVICES.
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Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature
The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part
of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature.
Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature
The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:
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From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
Select “Choose what the power button does” or “Choose what closing the lid does”, then make your selections
(Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut Down).
Windows Power Management
The Power Options icon located in the Windows Control Panel allows you to configure some of the power
management settings. For example, you can use the Power Options to set the timeout values for turning
off the display and hard disks whether you are running the notebook on battery power or one of the
adapters.
Restarting the System
If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure that you use the following procedure.
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Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the right arrow.
Select the desired action from the list.
TURNING OFF YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK WITHOUT EXITING WINDOWS OR TURNING ON YOUR
NOTEBOOK WITHIN 10 SECONDS OF THE NOTEBOOK BEING SHUT OFF MAY CAUSE AN ERROR WHEN
YOU START THE NEXT TIME.
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Powering Off
Before turning off the power, check that the hard drive/optical drive access indicator is off. If you turn off
the power while accessing a disk there is a risk of data loss. To ensure that your notebook shuts down
without error, use the Windows shut down procedure.
BE SURE TO CLOSE ALL FILES AND EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER. IF
FILES ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF, YOU WILL LOSE ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT
BEEN SAVED, AND MAY CAUSE DISK ERRORS.
Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows allows your notebook to complete its operations
and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is:
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Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
Select the Shut Down option from within the Windows Shut Down dialog box.
Click OK to shut down your notebook.
If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more see Care and Maintenance Section.
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Chapter 3
User-Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery
Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that provides power for operating your notebook when
no external power source is available. The battery is durable and long lasting, but should not be exposed
to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or other hazards.
The Lithium ion battery operating time may become shorter if it is used under the following conditions:
• When used at temperatures that exceed a low of 5°C or a high of 35°C. Extreme temperatures not
only reduce charging efficiency, but can also cause battery deterioration. The Charging icon on the
Status Indicator panel will flash when you try to charge a battery that is outside its operating
temperature range. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 22.
• When using a high current device such as a modem, Multi-Format DVD Writer, external CD-ROM
drive, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, or the hard drive, using the AC adapter will conserve your
battery life.
DO NOT LEAVE A FAULTY BATTERY IN YOUR NOTEBOOK. IT MAY DAMAGE YOUR AC ADAPTER, OPTIONAL
AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER, ANOTHER BATTERY OR YOUR NOTEBOOK ITSELF. IT MAY ALSO PREVENT
OPERATION OF YOUR NOTEBOOK BY DRAINING ALL AVAILABLE CURRENT INTO THE BAD BATTERY.
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• ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WILL VARY BASED ON SCREEN BRIGHTNESS, APPLICATIONS, FEATURES, POWER
MANAGEMENT SETTINGS, BATTERY CONDITION AND OTHER CUSTOMER PREFERENCES.
CD-ROM
DRIVE, MULTI-FORMAT DVD WRITER, DVD/CD-RW DRIVE COMBO, OR HARD DRIVE USAGE MAY ALSO
HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON BATTERY LIFE.
THE BATTERY CHARGING CAPACITY IS REDUCED AS
THE BATTERY AGES. IF YOUR BATTERY IS RUNNING LOW QUICKLY, YOU SHOULD REPLACE IT WITH A
NEW ONE.
• UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW IT MAY BE ILLEGAL TO DISPOSE OF BATTERIES BY PUTTING
THEM IN THE TRASH.
PLEASE TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND DISPOSE OF BATTERIES
PROPERLY. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY FOR DETAILS REGARDING RECYCLING
OR DISPOSING OF OLD BATTERIES. IF YOU CANNOT FIND THIS INFORMATION ELSEWHERE, CONTACT
YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AT
1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487)
Recharging the Batteries
If you want to know the condition of the primary Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Level indicator
located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator changes as the battery level changes.
The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using the AC adapter or Auto/Airline adapter. To recharge
the battery make sure the battery that needs to be charged is installed in your LifeBook notebook and
connect the AC or Auto/Airline adapter.
MAKE SURE THAT THE BATTERY CHARGING INDICATOR AND THE PERCENTAGE CHARGE IS DISPLAYED
BY THE BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR ON THE STATUS INDICATOR PANEL.
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery therefore you do not need to discharge the battery
completely before recharging. The charge times will be significantly longer if your notebook is in use
while the battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery more quickly, put your notebook into
Standby mode, or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery. (See Power Management on page
49 for more information on Standby mode and shutdown procedure)
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USING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES SUCH AS THE MODEM OR FREQUENT DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
ACCESSES MAY PREVENT CHARGING COMPLETELY.
Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, a low battery notification message will appear. If you do not respond to
the low battery message, the batteries will continue to discharge until they are too low to operate. When
this happens, your notebook will go into Standby mode. There is no guarantee that your data will be saved
once the notebook reaches this point.
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ONCE THE LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE APPEARS, YOU NEED TO SAVE ALL YOUR ACTIVE DATA AND PUT
STANDBY MODE UNTIL YOU CAN PROVIDE A NEW POWER SOURCE. YOU SHOULD
PROVIDE A CHARGED BATTERY, AN AC POWER ADAPTER, OR AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK INTO
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WHEN YOU ARE IN STANDBY MODE THERE MUST ALWAYS BE AT LEAST ONE POWER SOURCE ACTIVE. IF YOU
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK IS IN STANDBY MODE, ANY DATA THAT HAS
NOT BEEN SAVED TO THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE LOST.
REMOVE ALL POWER SOURCES WHILE YOUR
Once your notebook goes into Dead Battery Suspend mode you will be unable to resume operation until
you provide a source of power either from an adapter, or a charged battery. Once you have provided power,
you will need to press the Power/Suspend/Resume button to resume operation.
In the Dead Battery Suspend mode, your data can be maintained for some time, but if a power source is
not provided promptly, the Power indicator will stop flashing and go out, meaning that you have lost the
data that was not stored. Once you provide power, you can continue to use your notebook while an adapter
is charging the battery.
Shorted Batteries
The Status Indicator panel uses an LED below the battery outline of the Battery Level indicator to display
the operating level available in that battery. If this display shows a Shorted Battery, it means the battery is
damaged and must be replaced so it does not damage other parts of your LifeBook notebook.
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Replacing the Battery
With the purchase of an additional battery, you can have a fully charged spare to swap with one that is not
charged. There are two ways to swap batteries, cold-swapping and hot-swapping:
Cold-swapping Batteries
To cold-swap batteries in your battery bay follow these easy steps:
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3
Have a charged battery ready to install.
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5
Insert a new battery into the bay, and press it down so that the latches click into place.
Shut down your notebook and disconnect the AC adapter.
While pushing the battery bay release latches towards the battery pack, lift the battery out of the bay using the
latches to lift it.
Plug in the AC adapter and turn the power on.
Hot-swapping Batteries
To hot-swap batteries in your battery bay follow these easy steps:
BE SURE TO PLUG IN AN AC ADAPTER PRIOR TO REMOVING THE BATTERY. THERE IS NO BRIDGE
BATTERY PRESENT TO SUPPORT THE SYSTEM WHILE THE BATTERY IS BEING REPLACED. IF YOU DO NOT
USE AN
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AC ADAPTER YOU WILL LOSE ANY UNSAVED FILES.
Plug an AC Adapter into the system and connect it to a power outlet.
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Battery Pack
Battery Bay Release Latches
Figure 20. Removing a Battery
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Follow steps 3 through 6 in “Cold Swapping Batteries”.
IF THE LITHIUM ION BATTERY CONNECTOR IS NOT FULLY SEATED, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR
NOTEBOOK OR CHARGE YOUR BATTERY.
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Emergency Tray Release
Media Tray Eject Button
Media Holder Tray
Figure 21. Optical Drive
Optical Drive
There is a variety of media available to use with your system, depending upon the system configuration
you have selected. The Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer is also known as an “optical drive”.
DVD-R and DVD-RW discs hold up to 4.7 GB of data (DVD-R discs used with Multi-Format Dual-Layer
DVD writer hold up to 8.5 GB). A DVD-R disc can only be written to once; DVD-RW discs can be written
to over and over. DVD-R and DVD-RW discs can be played on most standard players.
CD-R and CD-RW discs hold up to 640 MB of data. A CD-R disc can only be written to once; CD-RW
discs can be written to over and over.
The Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer allows you to access movies, software, and audio
DVD/CDs as well as to read and write to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and
DVD RAM discs. The dual-layer architecture allows you to record up to 8.5 GB of data on DVD+R discs.
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Media Player Software
With the Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer and media player software you can play DVD movies and
music CDs on your notebook. The media player includes controls which allow you to take full advantage
of the features of a DVD movie, as well as standard features such as fast forward, fast reverse, pause, etc.
With this drive you can also burn onto recordable DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW discs.
•
DO NOT OPERATE YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE UNLESS YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK IS SITTING ON A FLAT SURFACE.
USING A DRIVE WHEN THE SYSTEM IS NOT LEVEL MAY DAMAGE THE DRIVE OR PREVENT PROPER OPERATION.
•
PROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE, SUCH AS WATCHING A DVD MOVIE, WILL SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE
YOUR BATTERY LIFE IF NO EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE IS ATTACHED.
Loading Media on Your Drive
To load a disc into your optical drive:
1
Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive to open the holder tray. The tray will come out
of the LifeBook notebook a short distance.
2
Gently pull the tray out until a media disc can easily be placed in the tray.
• YOU SHOULD PERIODICALLY CHECK THE FUJITSU WEBSITE AT US.FUJITSU.COM/COMPUTERS FOR THE
MOST CURRENT DRIVERS.
• ALL LIFEBOOK DVD PLAYERS ARE SET TO PLAY DVD TITLES WITH REGION CODE NUMBER 1 WHICH
IS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET. THE REGION NUMBER IS A REGIONAL RESTRICTION
DVD FORUM ACTING ON HOLLYWOOD REQUIREMENTS. DIFFERENT REGION
DVD TITLES FOR PUBLICATION IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE
WORLD. IF THE REGIONAL CODE OF THE DVD PLAYER DOES NOT MATCH THE REGIONAL CODES ON
THE TITLES, THEN PLAYBACK IS IMPOSSIBLE.
CODE DEFINED BY THE
CODES ARE RECORDED ON VIDEO
• YOU CAN CHANGE THE REGION CODE ON THE DVD PLAYER USING THE PROPERTIES MENU OF THE
DVD SOFTWARE. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE THE REGION CODE UP TO FOUR
AFTER THE 4TH CHANGE, THE LAST CODE ENTERED BECOMES PERMANENT, AND CANNOT BE
CHANGED.
TIMES.
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3
Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the raised
circle in the center of the tray, and then gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click
IF YOU HAVE DISABLED THE AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION FUNCTION, YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE
DRIVE EITHER BY USING MY COMPUTER OR FROM WITHIN WINDOWS EXPLORER, SINCE YOUR
NOTEBOOK WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZE THAT MEDIA HAS BEEN LOADED.
b.
a.
c.
d.
Figure 22. Loading/Ejecting Media
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Removing Media
1
Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray
will come out of the LifeBook notebook a short distance.
2
3
4
Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be removed from the tray.
Carefully remove the media disc from the holder tray.
Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click.
Emergency Optical
Drive Tray Release
If for some reason the eject button fails, you
can open the media tray with a paper clip or
similar tool inserted into the eject hole in
the right side of the front of the tray.
Straighten one side of a paper clip and push
it gently into the hole. The tray will pop out.
Figure 23. Emergency Tray Release
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Using the Media Player Software
DEPENDING UPON ITS CONFIGURATION, YOUR SYSTEM MAY NOT HAVE THE MEDIA PLAYER SOFTWARE
PRE-INSTALLED. IF IT IS NOT INSTALLED, REFERENCE THE DOCUMENTATION THAT ACCOMPANIES THE
MEDIA APPLICATION.
Starting a DVD Movie
1
2
Insert the DVD into the optical drive of the notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates, skip Step 2.
3
Click OK to close the About DVD Player Performance dialog box and the movie will begin.
The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CD-RW tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the
system to do when discs are inserted (e.g., start automatically or wait for a prompt). Until you make a selection,
you will receive the same prompt whenever you insert a disc.
Opening the Media Player Control Panel
With most DVD-ROMs, you have the option of altering how the movie should play and what you wish to
view. You can do this by using the media player control panel and the mouse.
1
2
Right-click on the movie screen to open a dropdown menu for options.
Select View, then Player for all the controls available. This will open the control panel into the bottom of the
screen.
Using the Media Player Control Panel
The media player software allows you to watch the movie much like a VCR player. You can pause, rewind,
fast-forward and stop the movie at any point.
1
2
To pause the movie, click the on-screen button.
3
To fast-forward the movie, click the button to forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to jump
to the ending credits.
To rewind the movie, click the button to rewind to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to return to
the opening screen.
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4
To stop the movie, click the button.
Exiting the Media Player
1
2
Click the U located in the upper right corner of the title bar. This will open a media player dialog box.
Click Yes to stop and exit the movie, or No to close the media player dialog box and return to the movie.
Using Media Player on Battery Power
Since optical drives consume a lot of power, your overall battery life will be significantly shorter when
operating the optical drive continuously (such as watching a DVD movie) than during standard operation.
Many movie run-times are longer than your notebook can support on a single charged battery. If you are
watching a DVD movie on battery power you may need to swap in an additional, charged battery or attach
AC power during the movie to view it in its entirety.
• MANY MOVIE RUN-TIMES ARE LONGER THAN YOUR SYSTEM CAN SUPPORT ON A SINGLE BATTERY. IF
YOU ARE WATCHING A
DVD MOVIE ON BATTERY POWER YOU MAY NEED TO SWAP IN AN ADDITIONAL,
AC POWER DURING THE MOVIE TO VIEW IT IN ITS ENTIRETY.
CHARGED BATTERY OR ATTACH
• AN ADDITIONAL FULLY-CHARGED BATTERY IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU WILL BE WATCHING DVD
MOVIES ON BATTERY POWER. IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY, YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE
EITHER ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.COMPUTERS.US.FUJITSU.COM OR BY CALLING
1-877-372-3473.
To Watch a Movie on Battery Power:
1
2
3
Have an additional full-charged battery or your AC adapter ready for use.
Start watching your DVD movie.
When the low battery warning occurs, immediately stop the movie and exit the media player.
IF YOU DO NOT STOP THE MEDIA PLAYER QUICKLY AND THE LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK ATTEMPTS TO AUTOLIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK WILL SHUT DOWN IMPROPERLY.
IF THIS OCCURS, YOU MAY NEED TO PERFORM A HARD RESET AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS, IF ANY,
PRESENTED TO YOU BEFORE THE SYSTEM WILL REBOOT.
SUSPEND (CRITICAL BATTERY LOW STATE) THE
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4
Power down your notebook and replace the discharged battery with an additional fully-charged battery. If you
do not have an additional battery, you may attach AC power as soon as you see the low battery warning.
5
Resume operation by pressing the Suspend button again. This is not required if you attached AC power without
entering standby mode.
6
Restart your media player, locate and skip to the chapter of the movie you were last watching, then continue
watching your DVD movie.
SOME SHORTER DVD MOVIES MAY NOT REQUIRE YOU TO SWAP BATTERIES OR ATTACH AC POWER TO
COMPLETE THEM. HOWEVER, IT IS BEST TO BE PREPARED SINCE ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WHILE
OPERATING THE OPTICAL DRIVE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
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PC Card
PC Card Slot (bottom slot)
PC Card Eject Button
Figure 24. Installing/Removing PC Card
PC Cards/ExpressCards™
Your LifeBook supports Type I and Type II PC Cards and ExpressCardsTM, which can perform a variety
of functions depending on which type of card you install. You can install one or two cards at a time,
depending on its type. PC Cards should be installed in the bottom slot, and ExpressCards in the top slot.
Some available PC/ExpressCards:
• Gigabit Ethernet Local area network (LAN) cards
• IEEE1394 cards
• S-ATA II cards
• IEEE802.11n WLAN cards
• Other PC Cards that conform to PCMCIA 2.1 or CardBus standards
For further information, refer to the instructions supplied with your card(s).
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Installing PC Cards
PC Cards are installed in the PC Card slot (the lower of the two slots). To install a PC Card:
•
INSTALLING OR REMOVING A PC CARD DURING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK’S SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP
PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND/OR YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
•
DO NOT INSERT A PC CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD AS
YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD, YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, OR BOTH.
YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS AN ADMINISTRATOR OR MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATOR’S
GROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE. IF THE COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK, NETWORK
POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE.
1
See your PC Card manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require that your
notebook is off while installing them.
2
3
4
5
Make sure there is no PC Card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing PC Cards.
If the eject button is extended, press it until it clicks.
Insert the card into the slot with the label facing up.
Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.
Removing PC Cards
See your PC Card manual for specific instructions on removing your card. Some cards may require your
notebook to be in Standby Mode or Off during removal.
•
WINDOWS HAS A SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE FOR PC CARDS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BEFORE REMOVING A
CARD. (REVIEW YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT PROCEDURE.) IT IS GOOD PRACTICE TO
REMOVE DEVICES USING THE SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE ICON IN THE SYSTEM TRAY.
•
IF THE DIALOG BOX STATES THAT THE DEVICE CANNOT BE REMOVED, YOU MUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR OPEN FILES,
CLOSE ANY OPEN APPLICATIONS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
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1
Unlock the card from the slot by pressing the eject button associated with the slot in which the card is located.
When pressed, the button will pop out.
2
Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot
allowing you to remove the card.
IF THE PC CARD HAS AN EXTERNAL CONNECTOR AND CABLE, DO NOT PULL THE CABLE WHEN
REMOVING THE CARD.
Installing ExpressCards
There are two different width ExpressCards: 34 mm and 54 mm. The connector inside the slot is located
on the left-hand side of the slot. If you insert a 34 mm card, be sure to align it with the left side of the slot
when inserting it.
ExpressCards are installed in the ExpressCard slot (the top slot).
ExpressCard (54 mm)
ExpressCard Slot (top slot)
ExpressCard Eject Button
Figure 25. Installing/Removing ExpressCards
67 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™
•
INSTALLING OR REMOVING AN EXPRESSCARD DURING YOUR NOTEBOOK’S SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP PROCESS
MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND/OR YOUR NOTEBOOK.
•
DO NOT INSERT AN EXPRESSCARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD
AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD, YOUR NOTEBOOK, OR BOTH.
YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS ADMINISTRATOR OR A MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATOR’S
GROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE. IF YOUR COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK,
NETWORK POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE.
See your ExpressCard manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require
that your notebook is off while installing them.
To install an ExpressCard, follow these steps:
1
2
3
Make sure there is no ExpressCard currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing ExpressCards.
4
Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.
If the eject button is extended, press it in until it clicks.
Insert your ExpressCard into the slot with the product label facing up. If you are inserting a 34 mm card, be sure
to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.
Removing ExpressCards
See your ExpressCard manual for specific instructions on removing your card. Some cards may
require your notebook to be in Standby Mode or Off during removal.
•
WINDOWS HAS A SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE FOR EXPRESSCARDS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BEFORE REMOVING
A CARD. (REVIEW YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT PROCEDURE.) IT IS GOOD PRACTICE
TO REMOVE DEVICES USING THE SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE ICON IN THE SYSTEM TRAY.
•
IF THE DIALOG BOX STATES THAT THE DEVICE CANNOT BE REMOVED, YOU MUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR OPEN FILES,
CLOSE ANY OPEN APPLICATIONS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
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To remove an ExpressCard, follow these steps:
1
Unlock the card from the slot by pressing the eject button associated with the slot in which the card is located.
When pressed, the button will pop out.
2
Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot
allowing you to remove the card.
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Memory Stick
SD Card
xD Card
Figure 26. Memory Stick, SD Card, xD Card
Figure 27. Installing a Memory Stick/SD/xD Card
Memory Stick/Secure Digital/xD Cards
Your LifeBook notebook supports Memory Sticks, Secure Digital (SD), and xD-Picture cards, on which
you can store and transfer data to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use flash memory
architecture, which means they don’t need a power source to retain data.
Memory Stick is a flash memory technology that allows you to record, transfer and share digital content,
such as digital pictures, movies, music, voice, and computer data and applications.
Secure Digital (SD) Cards are very similar to Memory Sticks. Like Memory Sticks, SD Cards allow
portable storage among a variety of devices, such as cell phones, GPS systems, digital cameras, and PDAs.
SD Cards transfer data quickly, with low battery consumption. Like the memory stick, it uses flash
memory architecture.
xD-Picture Cards work the same as Memory Sticks and SD Cards, but they are much smaller than either
one. xD-Picture Cards are primarily used to store and transfer images with devices such as cell phones.
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Installing Memory Stick/SD/xD Cards
Memory Stick, SD, and xD Cards are installed in the Memory Stick/SD/xD Card slot. To install a card,
follow these steps:
INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY STICK, SD, OR XD CARD DURING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK’S
SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND/OR YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
DO NOT INSERT A CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD AS
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, OR BOTH.
YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD, YOUR
1
See your specific card manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require that your
notebook is off while installing them.
2
3
4
Make sure there is no card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing a Memory Stick/SD/xD Card.
Insert your card into the slot with the product label facing up.
Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.
Removing A Memory Stick/SD/xD Card
To remove a Memory Stick, SD, or xD Card, follow these easy steps:
SEE YOUR CARD MANUAL FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON THE REMOVAL OF YOUR CARD. SOME
CARDS MAY REQUIRE YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK TO BE IN STANDBY MODE OR OFF WHILE REMOVING
THEM.
Push the card in until it unlatches. It will then eject from the slot for removal.
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Memory Upgrade Module
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with a minimum of 512 MB of high speed Double Data Rate
Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR2-667 SDRAM) factory installed. To increase your notebook’s memory
capacity, you may install an additional memory upgrade module. The memory upgrade must be a dual-inline (DIMM) SDRAM module. To ensure 100% compatibility, purchase the SDRAM module only from
the Fujitsu web store at www.shopfujitsu.com.
• DO NOT REMOVE ANY SCREWS FROM THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE COMPARTMENT EXCEPT THE
ONES SPECIFICALLY SHOWN IN THE DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE MEMORY
UPGRADE MODULE.
• THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD).
TO MINIMIZE RISK TO THE MODULE, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:
• BEFORE HANDLING A MEMORY MODULE, TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE
STATIC ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY.
• WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE, HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO
TOUCH ANY CONTACTS OR CHIPS.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER
TERMINALS OR COMPONENTS; THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE
COMPONENTS.
• BE SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING MEMORY MODULES.
EVEN IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR STANDBY STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR THE
MEMORY COULD BE DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
Installing Memory Upgrade Modules
1
2
3
4
5
Turn off power to your notebook, remove any power adapter (AC or auto/airline). Remove the battery.
Make sure that all the connector covers are closed.
Turn the notebook bottom side up, and remove the screw from the memory upgrade module compartment.
Remove the cover.
Remove the memory upgrade module from the static guarded sleeve.
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6
Align the memory upgrade module with the part side up. Align the connector edge of the memory upgrade
module with the connector slot in the compartment. Be sure the alignment keys line up with those in the slot.
Alignment Keys
Figure 28. Opening the Memory Compartment
Figure 29. Installing a Memory Module
7
Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45° angle. Press the connector edge of the module firmly down and
into the connector until it lodges under the retaining clip. You’ll hear a click when it is properly in place.
8
Replace the cover and reinstall the screws.
THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS NOT SOMETHING YOU ROUTINELY REMOVE FROM YOUR NOTEBOOK.
ONCE IT IS INSTALLED, YOU CAN LEAVE IT IN PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT TO CHANGE SYSTEM MEMORY
CAPACITY.
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Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
1
Perform steps 1 through 4 of Installing a Memory
Upgrade Module.
2
Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the
memory upgrade module at the same time.
3
While holding the clips out, remove the module from the
slot by lifting it up and pulling it away from your notebook.
4
Store the memory upgrade module in a static guarded
sleeve.
5
Replace the cover and reinstall the screws.
Memory Clips
Figure 30. Removing memory module
Checking the Memory Capacity
Once you have changed the system memory capacity by replacing the installed module with a larger one,
be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the change.
Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> System.
The amount of memory is displayed next to “Memory - RAM:”
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There may be a variation between the actual memory size and what is displayed. This is possible if your
system is configured with an integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 which dynamically
allocates system memory to accelerate graphics performance.
IF THE TOTAL MEMORY DISPLAYED IS INCORRECT, CHECK THAT YOUR MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS
PROPERLY INSTALLED. (IF THE MODULE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED AND THE CAPACITY IS STILL NOT
CORRECTLY RECOGNIZED, SEE TROUBLESHOOTING ON PAGE 82.
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Device Ports
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook and the optional Port Replicator come equipped with multiple ports to
which you can connect external devices including: disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc.
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack
The modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is used for an internal modem. To connect the telephone cable follow
these easy steps:
1
2
3
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Plug the other end of the telephone cable into a telephone outlet.
Figure 31. Connecting a Modem
The modem sound may initially be deactivated. To activate modem sound follow these easy steps.
1
2
3
Select [Start] -> Control Panel.
4
Select the Modems tab, and click the [Properties] button.
Select Classic View in the left pane.
Double-click Phone and Modems. You may initially need to enter your area code in order to open the Phone
and Modem Options window.
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5
Select the Modem tab and adjust the volume as necessary.
THE INTERNAL MODEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. DO NOT CONNECT
THE INTERNAL MODEM TO A DIGITAL PBX AS IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL
MODEM OR YOUR ENTIRE LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK. CONSULT YOUR PBX MANUFACTURER’S
DOCUMENTATION FOR DETAILS. SOME HOTELS HAVE DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. BE SURE TO FIND OUT
BEFORE YOU CONNECT YOUR MODEM.
•
THE INTERNAL MODEM IS DESIGNED TO THE ITU-T V.90 STANDARD. ITS MAXIMUM SPEED OF 53000BPS IS THE
HIGHEST ALLOWED BY FCC, AND ITS ACTUAL CONNECTION RATE DEPENDS ON THE LINE CONDITIONS. THE
MAXIMUM SPEED IS 33600BPS AT UPLOAD.
•
THE INTERNAL MODEM ON ALL LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOKS FROM FUJITSU ARE CERTIFIED FOR USE IN THE UNITED
STATES AND CANADA. THE MODEM MAY BE CERTIFIED IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack
The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for a Gigabit (10Base-T/100Base-Tx/1000Base-T) Ethernet LAN
connection. You may need to configure your notebook to work with your particular network. (Please refer
to your network administrator for information on your network configuration.) To connect the LAN cable
follow these easy steps:
1
Align the connector with the port
opening.
2
Push the connector into the port
until it is seated.
3
Plug the other end of the cable into
a LAN outlet.
Figure 32. Connecting LAN Device
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Universal Serial Bus Ports
The Universal Serial Bus 2.0 ports (USB) allow you to connect USB devices such as external game pads,
pointing devices, keyboards and/or speakers. There are five USB 2.0 ports on your notebook: one on the
right side and four on the rear.
In order to connect a USB device, align the connector with the port opening, then push the connector into
the port until it is seated.
DUE TO THE ONGOING CHANGES IN USB TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS, NOT ALL USB DEVICES
AND/OR DRIVERS ARE GUARANTEED TO WORK.
USB Ports
Figure 33. Connecting a USB Device to System (rear and right side)
Headphone/Line-Out Jack
The headphone/line-out jack allows you to connect headphones or powered external speakers to your
notebook. Your headphones or speakers must be equipped with a 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. In order
to connect headphones or speakers follow these easy steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
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IF YOU PLUG HEADPHONES INTO THE HEADPHONE JACK, BUILT-IN STEREO SPEAKERS WILL BE
DISABLED.
Microphone/Line-In Jack
The microphone/line-in jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. Your microphone must
be equipped with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into the microphone jack of your
notebook. In order to connect a microphone follow these easy steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
External Video Port
The external video port allows you to connect an external monitor or LCD projector. In order to connect an
external video device, follow these easy steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
3
Tighten the two hold-down screws, located
on each end of the connector.
Push the connector into the port until it is
seated.
Figure 34. Connecting an External Video Device
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PRESSING THE [FN] + [F10] KEYS ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE YOUR SELECTION OF WHERE TO SEND
YOUR DISPLAY VIDEO. EACH TIME YOU PRESS THE KEY COMBINATION, YOU WILL STEP TO THE NEXT
CHOICE, STARTING WITH THE BUILT-IN DISPLAY PANEL ONLY, MOVING TO THE EXTERNAL MONITOR
ONLY, FINALLY MOVING TO BOTH THE BUILT-IN DISPLAY PANEL AND AN EXTERNAL MONITOR.
IEEE 1394 Port
The 4-pin 1394 port allows you to connect digital devices that are compliant with IEEE 1394 standard.
The IEEE 1394 standard is easy to use, connect, and disconnect. This port can allow up to 400 Mbps
transfer rate. A third-party application is required to operate your digital device with the 1394 port.
THE 1394 PORT USED IN THIS SYSTEM USES A FOUR-PIN CONFIGURATION. IF YOU INTEND TO
INTERFACE WITH DEVICES WHICH USE A SIX-PIN CONFIGURATION, YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE AN
ADAPTER.
In order to connect a 1394 device,
follow these steps:
1
Align the connector with the port
opening.
2
Push the connector into the port
until it is seated.(Figure 35)
Figure 35. Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device
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S-Video Out Port
The S-Video port allows you to connect
and use directly any S-Video device,
such as a VCR or television. (Note that
the S-Video interface supports video
only, not audio.) The S-Video standard
provides for a higher quality picture than
Composite. In order to connect an SVideo device, follow these easy steps:
(Figure 36)
1
Align the connector with the port
opening.
2
Push the connector into the port until it
is seated.
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Figure 36. S-Video Jack
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Troubleshooting
There may be occasions when you encounter simple setup or operating problems that you can solve on the
spot, or problems with peripheral devices that can be solved by replacing the device. The information in
this section helps you isolate and resolve some of these straightforward issues and identify failures that
require service.
Identifying the Problem
If you encounter a problem, go through the following procedure before pursuing complex troubleshooting:
1
2
3
Turn off your LifeBook notebook.
4
Make sure that any devices connected to the external connectors are plugged in properly. You can also
disconnect such devices, thus eliminating them as possible causes of failure.
5
6
Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at least 10 seconds before you turn it back on.
Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your notebook and to an active AC power source.
Make sure that any card installed in the PC Card slot is seated properly. You can also remove the card from the
slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause of failure.
Go through the boot sequence.
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7
If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more detailed
troubleshooting information.
IF YOU KEEP NOTES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TRIED, YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE MAY BE
ABLE TO HELP YOU MORE QUICKLY BY GIVING ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OVER THE PHONE.
8
If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your support
representative:
Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support.
Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support
representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
• Product name
• Product configuration number
• Product serial number
• Purchase date
• Conditions under which the problem occurred
• Any error messages that have occurred
• Type of device connected, if any
See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your notebook for configuration and serial numbers.
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Specific Problems
Using the Troubleshooting Table
When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem
column of the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of
common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to
correct the condition under Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may not apply to your
notebook.
Troubleshooting Table
Problem
Page
Problem
Page
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 85
Modem Problems
page 88
DVD/CD-ROM Drive Problems . . . . . . page 85
USB Device Problems . . . . . . . . . page 88
Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . . . . page 86
PC/ExpressCard Problems . . . . . . page 88
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 87
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 89
Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . page 87
Shutdown and Startup Problems . page 91
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 88
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 92
Miscellaneous Problems. . . . . . . . page 95
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The volume is turned
too low.
Adjust the volume control on your notebook and operating system.
Use the [Fn+F9] key combination on your keyboard. Pressing [F9]
repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your
notebook.
The software volume
control is set too low.
Manually adjusting the volume (i.e. keyboard "hot keys") should
dynamically adjust the volume of the operating (see above). If that
doesn’t work, adjust the sound volume control settings in your
software or application.
Headphones are
plugged into your
notebook.
Plugging in headphones disables the built-in speakers, remove
the headphones.
Software driver is not
configured correctly.
The Audio Driver may be installed or reinstalled by using the Drivers and Applications CD that came with your Fujitsu LifeBook.
Refer to your application and operating system documentation for
help.
The speakers have
been muted using the
Volume icon in the system tray.
Click on the Volume icon in the tool tray on the bottom right of the
screen. (It looks like a speaker). If the Mute box is checked, click
on it to uncheck it. You can also use the [Fn+F3] key combination
to toggle the volume on and off. Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn]
will toggle the audio mute.
Audio Problems
There is no sound coming
from the built-in speakers.
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM Drive Problems
LifeBook notebook fails to
recognize DVD/CDRW/CD-ROM’s.
The disc is not pushed
down onto raised center
circle of the drive.
Open optical drive tray and re-install the disc properly.
Optical drive tray is not
latched shut.
Push on the front of the optical drive tray until it latches. If that
doesn’t work, pull out the modular drive latch to remove the device
from the bay, then re-insert the drive until it latched; this ensures
that the drive is properly seated.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
LifeBook notebook fails to
recognize DVD/CDRW/CD-ROM’s.
(continued)
Incorrect DVD Player or
no DVD Player software is installed.
Install DVD Player software. (See “Media Player Software” on
page 59 for more information.)
Wrong drive designator
was used for the disc in
the application.
Verify the drive designator used by the application is the same as
the one used by the operating system. When the operating system
is booted from a DVD/CD, drive designations are automatically
adjusted. Note that the drive designation can be changed with the
Disk Management tool located at Administrative Tools -> Computer Management.
DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM
is dirty or defective.
Wipe the disc with a non-abrasive CD cleaning cloth and reinsert.
It if still will not work try another DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM in the
drive.
The Windows auto
insertion function is
active and is checking
to see if a disc is ready
to run.
This is normal. However, you may disable this feature.
The drive access indicator
on the Status Indicator
Panel blinks at regular intervals with no disc in the tray
or the drive is not installed.
Floppy Disk Drive Problems
You cannot access your
optional external floppy
disk.
You tried to write to a
write protected floppy
disk.
Eject the disk and set it to write enable.
Disk is not loaded correctly.
Eject floppy disk, check orientation and re-insert.
The floppy disk drive
may not be properly
installed.
Remove and re-install your floppy disk drive.
Security is set to protect
access to floppy disk
data.
Verify your password and security settings.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The wrong drive designator was used by an
application when a
bootable disc was used
to start the notebook.
Verify drive designator used by application is in use by the operating system. When the operating system is booted from a CD, drive
designations are automatically adjusted.
Security is set so your
operating system cannot be started without a
password.
Verify your password and security settings.
Hard Drive Problems
You cannot access your
hard drive.
Keyboard or Mouse Problems
The built-in keyboard does
not seem to work.
You have installed an external keyboard or mouse, and
it does not seem to work.
You have connected an
external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be
locking up the system.
The notebook has gone
into Standby mode.
Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
Your application has
locked out your keyboard.
Try to use your integrated pointing device to restart your system.
Your external device is
not properly installed.
Re-install your device. See “Device Ports” on page 76.
Your operating system
software is not set up
with correct software
driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your operating system
software is not setup
with correct software
driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your system has
crashed.
Try to restart your notebook. I
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Your memory upgrade
module is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install your memory upgrade module.
See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 72.
You have a memory
failure.
Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages.
See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96.
Messages about
modem operation are
generated by whichever modem application is in use.
See your application software documentation for additional information.
The device is not properly installed.
Remove and re-install the device. See “Device Ports” on page 76.
The device may have
been installed while an
application was running,
so your notebook is not
aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your device may not
have the correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.
Memory Problems
Your System Properties
screen does not show the
correct amount of installed
memory.
Modem Problems
Messages about modem
operation.
USB Device Problems
You have installed a USB
device. Your LifeBook notebook does not recognize
the device, or the device
does not seem to work
properly.
PC/ExpressCard Problems
A card inserted in the PC
Card slot or ExpressCard
slot does not work or is
locking up the system.
The card is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install the card. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™”
on page 65.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
A card inserted in the PC
Card slot or ExpressCard
slot does not work or is
locking up the system.
(continued)
The card may have
been installed while an
application was running,
so your notebook is not
aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not
have the correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.
The installed primary
battery is completely
discharged, there is no
optional second battery
installed or there is no
Power adapter (AC or
Auto/Airline) installed.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and
condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 22. Install a charged battery or a Power adapter.
The primary battery is
installed but is faulty.
Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the presence and condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 22. If a
battery is indicating a short, remove that battery and operate from
another power source or replace that battery.
The battery or batteries
are low.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and
condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 22. Use a Power adapter to operate until a battery is
charged or install a charged battery.
The power adapter (AC
or auto/airline) is not
plugged in properly.
Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. See “Power
Sources” on page 39.
The Power adapter (AC
or auto/airline) is faulty.
Try a different Power adapter or install a charged optional second
battery.
Power Failures
You turn on your LifeBook
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You turn on your LifeBook
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
The Power adapter (AC
or auto/airline) has no
power from the AC outlet, airplane seat jack,
or the car’s cigarette
lighter.
Move the AC cord to a different outlet, check for a line switch or
tripped circuit breaker for the AC outlet. If you are using an
auto/airline adapter in a car make sure the ignition switch is in the
On or Accessories position.
The power management parameters are
set for auto timeouts
which are too short for
your operating needs.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Options Properties located in the Control Panel to adjust the timeout values to better suit your needs.
You are operating on
battery power and
ignored a low battery
alarm until the batteries
are at the dead battery
state and the system
has gone into Dead Battery Suspend mode.
Install a power adapter and then push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. See “Power Sources” on page 39.
You have a battery failure.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator
panel, and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See
“Status Indicator Panel” on page 22.
Your power adapter has
failed or lost its power
source.
Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet has power.
The installed battery is
dead.
Replace the battery with a charged one or install a power adapter.
No batteries are
installed.
Install a charged battery.
(continued)
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
Your LifeBook notebook will
not work on battery alone.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
Your LifeBook notebook will
not work on battery alone.
(continued)
The batteries are
improperly installed.
Verify that the batteries are properly connected by re-installing
them.
Your installed batteries
are faulty.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator
panel and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See
“Status Indicator Panel” on page 22.
You are running an
application that uses a
lot of power due to frequent hard drive access
or optical drive access,
or use of a modem,
LAN PC card, Wireless
LAN, or Bluetooth
device.
Use both the primary battery and an optional second battery
and/or use a power adapter for this application when at all
possible.
The power savings features may be disabled.
Check the Power Options menu settings and adjust according to
your operating needs.
The brightness is
turned all the way up.
Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher the brightness
the more power your display uses.
The batteries are old.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries have been
exposed to high temperatures.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries are too
hot or too cold.
Restore the notebook to normal operating temperature. Charging
icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when battery is outside of operating range.
The batteries seem to
discharge too quickly.
Shutdown and Startup Problems
The Suspend/Resume
button does not work.
Suspend/Resume
button is disabled.
In the Control Panel under Power Options, select the “Choose
what the power button does” option and make your choices.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The Suspend/Resume
button does not work.
(continued)
There may be application software. conflict
Close all applications and try the button again.
The system powers up, and
displays power on information, but fails to load the
operating system.
The boot sequence settings of the setup utility
are not compatible with
your configuration.
Set the operating source by pressing the [ESC] key while the
Fujitsu logo is on screen or use the [F2] key and enter the setup
utility and adjust the source settings from the Boot menu. See
“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 45.
You have a secured
system requiring a
password to load your
operating system.
Make sure you have the right password. Enter the setup utility and
verify the Security settings and modify them as accordingly. See
“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 45.
An error message is displayed on the screen during
the notebook (boot)
sequence.
Power On Self Test
(POST) has detected a
problem.
See the Power On Self Test (POST) messages to determine the
meaning and severity of the problem. Not all messages are errors;
some are simply status indicators. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96.
Your notebook appears to
change setup parameters
when you start it.
BIOS setup changes
were not saved when
made and you exited
the setup utility.
Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when exiting the
BIOS setup utility.
Your system display won’t
turn on when the system is
turned on or has resumed.
You have installed the
LifeBook/Security Application panel.
Check the Status Indicator Panel for presence of the Security icon.
If it is visible, enter your password See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 22.
The notebook is set for
an external monitor
only.
Pressing [F10] while holding down the [Fn] key allows you to
change your selection of where to send your display video. Each
time you press the keys you will step to the next choice. The
choices, in order are: built-in display only, external monitor only,
both built-in display and external monitor.
Video Problems
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your LifeBook notebook.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your LifeBook notebook.
(continued)
The display angle and
brightness settings are
not adequate for your
lighting conditions.
Move the display and the brightness control until you have adequate visibility. Pressing either the [F6] or [F7] keys while holding
down the [Fn] key also allows you to change the brightness level
of the display.
The power management timeouts may be
set for very short intervals and you failed to
notice the display come
on and go off again.
Press a keyboard button or move the mouse to restore operation.
If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. (The display
may be shut off by Standby mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
The notebook turned on
with a series of beeps and
the built-in display is blank.
Power On Self Test
(POST) has detected a
failure which does not
allow the display to
operate.
Contact your support representative.
The display goes blank by
itself after you have been
using it.
The notebook has gone
into Video timeout,
Standby mode, or Saveto-Disk mode because
you have not used it for
a period of time.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup utility to
adjust the timeout values to better suit your operation needs. See
“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 45.
The power management timeouts may be
set for very short intervals and you failed to
notice the display come
on and go off again.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
(The display may be shut off by Standby Mode, Auto Suspend or
Video Timeout)
The system may be
password-protected.
Check the status indicator panel to verify that the Security icon is
blinking. If it is blinking, enter your password.
Your display won’t turn on
when the system is turned
on or when it has resumed.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The Built-in Display does
not close.
A foreign object, such
as a paper clip, is stuck
between the display and
keyboard.
Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.
The Built-in Display has
bright or dark spots.
If the spots are very tiny
and few in number, this
is normal for a large
LCD display.
This is normal; do nothing.
If the spots are numerous or large enough to
interfere with your operation needs.
Display is faulty; contact your support representative.
The application display
uses only a portion of your
screen and is surrounded
by a dark frame.
You are running an
application that does
not support 800 x
600/1024 x 768 pixel
resolution display and
display compression is
enabled.
Display compression gives a clearer but smaller display for applications that do not support 800 x 600/1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
You can fill the screen but have less resolution by changing display compression settings, (See Video Features submenu located
within the Advanced menu of the BIOS. See “BIOS Setup Utility”
on page 45.
The Display is dark when
on battery power.
The Power Management utility default is set
on low brightness to
conserve power.
Press [Fn] + [F7] to increase brightness or double-click on the battery gauge and adjust Power Control under battery settings.
You have connected an
external monitor and it does
not display any information.
Your BIOS setup is not
set to enable your external monitor.
Toggle the video destination by pressing [Fn]+ [F10] together, or
check your BIOS setup and enable your external monitor. (See the
Video Features submenu, located within the Advanced Menu of
the BIOS. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 45.
Your external monitor is
not properly installed.
Reinstall your device. See “External Video Port” on page 79.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You have connected an
external monitor and it does
not display any information.
(continued)
Your operating system
is not setup with the
correct software driver
for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
You have connected an
external monitor and it does
not come on.
Your external monitor is
not compatible with your
LifeBook notebook.
See your monitor documentation and the External Monitor Support portions of the Specifications section. See “Specifications” on
page 117.
Application software
often has its own set of
error message displays.
See your application manual and help displays screens for more
information. Not all messages are errors some may simply be status.
Miscellaneous Problems
Error message is displayed
on the screen during the
operation of an application.
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Power On Self Test Messages
The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating
system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error
message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation
both on screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference to the message and its meaning is not clear,
contact your support representative for assistance.
nnnn Memory Cache Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested by the Power On Self
Test. (This can only appear if you have an SRAM PC Card installed.)
Floppy Disk drive A error or Floppy Disk drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS Power On Self Test diskette tests. Check to see that the
drive is defined with the proper diskette type in the Setup Utility, (see“BIOS Setup Utility” on
page 45) and that the diskette drive is installed correctly. If the disk drive is properly defined and
installed, avoid using it and contact your support representative.
*Extended Memory Failed at address line: xx
Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed memory upgrade
module, verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, you may want to check
your Windows Setup to be sure it is not using unavailable memory until you can contact your support
representative.
nnnn Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
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*Failure Fixed Disk n (where x=1-4)
The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type
identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run
the setup utility to check for the hard drive type settings and correct them if necessary. If the settings
are OK and the message appears when you restart the system, there may be a serious fault which might
cause you to lose data if you continue. Contact your support representative.
*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type
identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run
the setup utility to correct the inconsistency.
*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type
identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run
the setup utility to correct the inconsistency.
*Invalid NVRAM Data
Problem with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that you see this message you may have some
display problems. You can continue operating but should contact your support representative for more
information.
*Keyboard controller error
The keyboard controller test failed. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but
may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
*Keyboard error
Keyboard not working. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able
to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
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*Stuck Key
BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code for the stuck key. You may have to replace
your keyboard but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support
representative.
*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup. This error probably means your BIOS is corrupted, run
the setup utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you still get this error, contact your
support representative.
*Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both
the fixed disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless
you have changed your installation greatly, the operating system should be on drive C:. If the setup
utility is correctly set, your hard drive may be corrupted.
*Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen.
If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact
your support representative.
*Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If
it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data-destroying failure. Contact
your support representative.
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*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the
[F2] key to enter Setup and change any settings.
*Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used
Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully. The Power On Self Test will load default
values and offer to run Setup. If the previous failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not
corrected, the next boot will likely fail also. If using the default settings does not allow you to complete
a successful boot sequence, you should turn off the power and contact your support representative.
*Real time clock error
Real-time clock fails BIOS test. May require board repair. Contact your support representative.
*Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected. You are risking data
corruption if you continue. Contact your support representative.
nnnn Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
*System battery is dead – Replace and run SETUP
The BIOS CMOS RAM memory hold up battery is dead. This is part of your BIOS and is a board
mounted battery which requires a support representative to change. You can continue operating but
you will have to use setup utility default values or reconfigure your setup utility every time you turn
off your notebook.
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
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*System CMOS checksum bad – Default Configuration Used
BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program
that changes data stored in BIOS memory. Run Setup and reconfigure the system.
*System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected. This means
that there is a fault in your built-in memory. If you continue to operate, you risk corrupting your data.
Contact your support representative for repairs.
nnnn System Memory Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
*System timer error
The timer test failed. The main clock that operates the computer is faulty. Requires repair of system
board. Contact your support representative for repairs.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
.
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Emergency Media Player Drive Tray Release
If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the DVD/CD-ROM tray with a paper clip or similar
tool inserted into the eject hole in the far right side of the front of the tray. Straighten one side of a paper
clip and push it gently into the hole. The tray will pop out a short distance.
Modem Result Codes
The operating system and application software that is factory installed detects the modem characteristics
and provides the necessary command strings to operate the modem. The internal modem operation is
controlled by generic AT commands from the operating system and application software. The standard
long form result codes may, in some cases, be displayed on your screen to keep you informed of the actions
of your modem. The operating system and application software may suppress display of the result codes.
Examples of result codes are:
• OK
• NO CARRIER
• NO DIALTONE
• CONNECT 53000 (Connection complete
at 53,000 bps.)
• ERROR
• FAX
• RING (This means an incoming call.)
• BUSY
• NO ANSWER
When using the internal modem with applications that are not factory installed refer to the application
documentation.
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Restoring Your Pre-installed Software
The Drivers and Applications Restore (DAR) DVD contains sets of device drivers and Fujitsu utilities (in
specific directories) that are unique to your computer configuration for use as documented below.
IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, VISIT THE FUJITSU SUPPORT WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WWW.COMPUTERS.US.FUJITSU.COM/SUPPORT TO CHECK FOR THE MOST CURRENT
INFORMATION, DRIVERS AND HINTS ON HOW TO PERFORM RECOVERY AND SYSTEM UPDATES.
Re-installing Individual Drivers and Applications
The Drivers and Applications CD can be used to selectively re-install drivers and/or applications that may
have been un-installed or corrupted.
THERE MAY BE CERTAIN FREE THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS PRE-INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM THAT
ARE NOT ON THE DAR CD. THE LATEST VERSIONS OF THE APPLICATIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM
THE THIRD-PARTY’S WEBSITE.
To re-install drivers and/or applications:
1
Boot up the system and insert the DAR CD after Windows has started. A Fujitsu Installer screen is displayed
after the CD is inserted.
2
3
After reading the License Agreement, click [I agree].
A window will appear containing a list of applications, drivers, and utilities that you can install from the Drivers
and Applications CD.
THE COMPONENTS LISTED ARE COLOR-CODED IN TERMS OF THEIR INSTALL STATUS. BLUE INDICATES
THAT THE COMPONENT CAN BE INSTALLED. GREEN INDICATES THAT THE COMPONENT NEEDS TO BE
INSTALLED SEPARATELY. GREY INDICATES A COMPONENT THAT IS ALREADY INSTALLED; GREY ITEMS
CAN BE REINSTALLED, BUT PRIOR TO INSTALLATION YOU WILL RECEIVE A REMINDER THAT THE
COMPONENT IS ALREADY INSTALLED.
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4
In the list, check off all the components you want to install. If you want to install all components, click [Select
All]. Clicking [Select All] will select all of the blue-coded components; you must select grey and green
components separately.
5
Once you have selected the components you wish to install, click [Install Selected Subsystems]; the
components will be installed.
6
After the components are installed, click [OK], then click [Yes] when asked if you want to reboot the system.
Restoring the Operating System for Windows Vista Systems
The Recovery and Utility disc contains four utilities:
• The Recovery utility allows you to restore the system operating system (OS). The restored OS is
the same one that was originally installed on the hard disk drive. After the OS is restored, you will
need to reinstall the drivers and applications from the Drivers and Applications Restore disc and
from any application discs that were bundled with the system when you purchased it.
• The Hard Disk Data Delete utility on this disc is used to delete all data on your hard disk
and prevent it from being reused. Do not use the Hard Disk Data Delete utility unless you are
absolutely certain that you want to erase your entire hard disk, including all partitions.
• The Partition Creation utility allows you to create a new D: partition or resize existing
partitions on your hard disk. NOTE: Creating or resizing partitions with this utility will cause
all data on the hard disk to be completely erased.
• The Diagnostics utility allows the IT professional to determine device status/condition by
executing diagnostics tests on selected system components.
Methods for accessing the utilities
Certain LifeBook models have the Recovery and Utility applets pre-installed on a hidden drive. Other
systems require that the Recovery and Utility disc be used (or in the event the hard disk has been
reformatted).
In order to determine the method for accessing the Recovery and Utility applet, perform the
following procedures in order.
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Determining whether Recovery and Utility is pre-loaded
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2
Turn on or reboot your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key.
From the Boot Menu that appears, check whether the <Recovery and Utility> option is present. If it is not
present, it means that the utility must be used from the disc. Proceed to “Running Recovery and Utility from the
disc” if <Recovery and Utility> is unavailable.
Running Recovery and Utility from hard disk
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Cursor down to <Recovery and Utility> and press the [Enter] key.
While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.
When the System Recovery Options dialog opens, select a new keyboard layout, if necessary, then click [Next].
When the Operating System dialog appears, click [Next].
If necessary, enter your password, then click [OK].
When System Recovery Options window appears, click on Recovery and Utility.
The Recovery and Utility screen appears on the screen with three tabs: Diagnostics,
Recovery and Utility. Please note that Diagnostics tab is not supported on certain LifeBook/Stylistic models
when running Recovery and Utility from the hard disk. In order to restore the operating system, please insert
the “Recovery and Utility” disc in the CD/DVD drive and use the Start Recovery function under the Recovery
tab. For more information about the tabs, go to “Recovery and Utility tabs” on page 105.
Running Recovery and Utility from the disc
THIS DISC CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE SYSTEM WITH WHICH IT WAS PURCHASED.
BOOT Priority Change
Before restoring an image, you must first verify that the system is set up to boot from the DVD drive. To
verify/change the boot-up priority (rather than booting-up from the hard drive or an external floppy disk
drive), perform the following steps:
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Power on your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left
mouse or touchpad button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear.
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3
Select the Boot Menu from the TrustedCore Menu.
If “Optical Media Drive”, “CD-ROM Drive”, or “CD/DVD Drive” is not at the top of the list, arrow down to the drive
in the list, and press the space bar (or the + key) to move it to the top of the list. (The system attempts to boot
from the devices in the order in which they are listed.). Note that the BIOS for some systems will indicate “CDROM Drive”, even when a DVD drive is connected.
After you have changed the boot priority, you can restore a backup image when booting up.
Procedure for using Recovery and Utility disc
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2
Turn on the power to your system.
3
Insert the Recovery and Utility disc into the drive tray. With the boot priority set in the procedure above, the
system will boot from the Recovery and Utility disc.
4
Reboot your system. After the system reboots, the Recovery and Utility screen appears. On the screen are
three tabs: Diagnostics, Recovery, and Utility.
Ensure that you have a device that can read DVDs either installed in your system or attached externally to it,
and that it has been set up as the Boot device (in accordance with “BOOT Priority Change” on page 104).
Recovery and Utility tabs
Diagnostics tab: The Diagnostics tool is designed for use by IT professionals. It is not likely you will
need to use this tool. When you select devices from the Diagnosis window then click [Execute], several
tests are performed on the selected components.
Recovery tab: The Recovery tab contains the Start Recovery tool. Note that the recovery process erases
all data from the C: drive. If you decide to use the recovery tool, be sure to back up all data that you don’t
want to lose. Also note that you must run the system using your AC adapter while running the recovery
tool. To use the Recovery tool, select the Start Recovery function, click on the [Execute] button, then
follow the instructions on the screen.
Utility tab: The Utility tab contains three tools: System Restore, Hard Disk Data Delete and Partition
Creation.
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• System Restore can help fix problems that might be making your computer run slowly or stop
responding. System Restore enables you in rolling back the system to an earlier restore point, and
does not affect any of your documents, pictures, or other personal data.
• The Hard Disk Data Delete utility is used to delete all data on the hard disk and prevent the data
from being reused. NOTE: Do not use the Hard Disk Data Delete utility unless you are
absolutely certain that you want to erase your entire hard disk, including all partitions.
• The Partition Creation utility allows you to create a D: partition or resize existing partitions on
your hard disk. NOTE: Creating or resizing partitions with this utility will cause all data on
the hard disk to be completely erased.
Automatically Downloading Driver Updates
Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can
choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system.
The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the
icons to find the correct one). If the icon does not appear in the system tray, go to [Start] -> All Programs,
and click on Fujitsu Driver Update; this will create the icon automatically.
To invoke the FDU menu, you can either right-click on the FDU icon or hold the pen on the icon for a
couple of seconds until the menu appears. The menu contains the following items:
Check for updates now
Allows for manual driver update search. The first time it is used, you are prompted to agree to a user
agreement. After clicking on the icon, the FDU automatically connects with the Fujitsu site to check for
updates and downloads them. While downloading, the icon has a red bar through it, indicating that it
cannot be used while the download is in process. When the update is complete, a message appears
informing you of the fact.
Enable Automatic Update Notifications
Automatically searches for new updates on a regular basis (approximately every 3 days).
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Show update history
Brings up a screen that displays a history of updates that have been made via the FDU.
About Fujitsu Driver Update
Displays the FDU version number and copyright information
Fujitsu Driver Update Readme
Displays the FDU readme.
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Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
Caring for your LifeBook Notebook
If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section
provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.
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THE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD).
TO MINIMIZE RISK TO THE COMPONENTS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:
•
BEFORE DOCKING OR UNDOCKING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK (WHEN USING A PORT REPLICATOR), IT IS
A GOOD PRACTICE TO ALWAYS TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY
BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY.
•
BE SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING SYSTEM COMPONENTS. EVEN
IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR STANDBY STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR MEMORY COULD BE
DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
•
WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE, HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO TOUCH ANY
BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR
COMPONENTS; THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS.
CONTACTS OR CHIPS.
•
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF MISUSED. OPERATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT OR SIMILAR
PRODUCTS, MUST ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT. DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN ACCESS TO THE INTERIOR OF
ANY ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DO NOT PERMIT THEM TO HANDLE ANY CABLES.
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• Your LifeBook notebook is a durable but sensitive electronic device. Treat it with respect and care.
• Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable carrying case.
• Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation instructions closely.
• Keep it away from food and beverages.
• To protect your notebook from damage and to optimize system performance, be sure to keep all air
all vents unobstructed, clean, and clear of debris. This may require periodic cleaning, depending
upon the environment in which the system is used.
• Do not operate the notebook in areas where the air vents can be obstructed, such as in tight
enclosures or on soft surfaces like a bed or cushion.
• If you accidentally spill liquid on your LifeBook notebook:
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Turn it off.
Position it so that the liquid can run out.
Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.
If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative.
• Do not use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).
• Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.
• Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other environmental hazards.
• Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140°
F (60° C) may damage your notebook.
• Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots when they are not in use.
• Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.
• If you are carrying your LifeBook notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure
that there are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.
• Never position your notebook such that the optical drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.
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Cleaning your LifeBook notebook
• Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.)
• Clean your LifeBook notebook with
/ a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
• Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners.
• Always shut down the computer, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery when cleaning
or disinfecting the computer exterior, keyboard or LCD display.
NOTE: Avoid wetting the thermal suede in all cases.
Cleaning guidelines using recommended off-the-shelf cleaners
Computer exterior, computer keyboard
To clean the exterior and keyboard, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
• 3M CL563 Cleaner Wipes
Note: After cleaning with one of these products, gently polish with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth until the
solution is no longer visible.
LCD display
To clean the LCD display or fingerprint sensor, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
* Applies to Tablet PC, convertible PC with LCD shield, and standard notebook LCD displays.
Wipe the LCD surface gently, allowing it to dry before turning on the computer.
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Disinfecting LifeBook computers
• Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based
germicide which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA.
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USE OF INCORRECT CLEANERS CAN RESULT IN OPTICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE LCD AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE
COMPUTER. ALWAYS REFER TO THE CLEANER MANUFACTURER'S GUIDELINES AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA
SHEETS FOR PROPER HANDLING AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS.
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NEVER USE AMMONIA, ACIDIC, OR ALKALINE CLEANERS OR ORGANIC CHEMICALS SUCH AS PAINT THINNER,
ACETONE, PROPYL OR ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, OR KEROSENE. IT MAY DAMAGE SURFACE FINISHES AND THE
COATING OF THE LCD SCREEN.
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NEVER USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING STYLISTIC AND LIFEBOOK PCS.
Storing your LifeBook notebook
• If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn your LifeBook notebook off, fully charge the
battery, then remove and store all Lithium ion batteries.
• Store your notebook and batteries separately. If you store your LifeBook with a battery installed,
the battery will discharge, and battery life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery might
damage your LifeBook.
• Store your Fujitsu LifeBook in a cool, dry location. Temperatures should remain between 13ºF
(-25ºC) and 140ºF (60ºC).
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook
• Do not transport your notebook while it is turned on.
• It is recommended that you carry your notebook with you while traveling, rather than checking it
in as baggage.
• Always bring your System Recovery CD that came with your notebook when you travel. If you
experience system software problems while traveling, you may need it to correct any problems.
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• Never put your notebook through a metal detector. Have your notebook hand-inspected by security
personnel. You can however, put your notebook through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid
problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of the machine and remove it as soon as
possible or have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. Security officials may
require you to turn your notebook on, so make sure you have a charged battery on hand.
• When traveling with the hard drive removed, wrap the drive in a non-conducting materials (cloth
or paper). If you have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install the drive if needed. Never put
your hard drive through a metal detector. Have your hard drive hand-inspected by security
personnel. You can however, put your hard drive through a properly tuned X-ray machine.
• Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling overseas. Check the following diagram to
determine which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel agent.
Outlet Type
Location
United States, Canada, parts of Latin America, Mexico,
Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), most of Europe,
parts of Latin America, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Hong Kong, India,
most of South Asia
United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Africa
China, Australia, New Zealand
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Batteries
Caring for your Batteries
• Always handle batteries carefully.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object).
Do not carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal
objects. Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.
• Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.
• Recharge batteries only as described in this manual and only in ventilated areas.
• Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a day or two. Intense heat can shorten the life
of your battery.
• Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6 months without recharging it.
Increasing Battery Life
• Power your LifeBook notebook through the AC or optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.
• If your notebook is running on battery power all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight to
recharge the battery.
• Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.
• Set the power management for maximum battery life.
• Put your notebook in Standby mode when it is turned on and you are not actually using it.
• Limit your media drive access.
• Disable the Media Player auto insert notification function.
• Always use fully charged batteries.
• Eject ExpressCards when not in use.
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Optional Floppy Disks and Drives
Caring for your Floppy Disks (optional)
• Avoid using the floppy disks in damp and dusty locations.
• Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or magnetic field.
• Do not use a pencil or an eraser on a disk or disk label.
• Avoid storing the floppy disks in extremely hot or cold locations, or in locations subject to severe
temperature changes. Store at temperatures between 50º F (10ºC) and 125ºF (52ºC).
• Do not touch the exposed part of the disk behind the metal shutter.
• Never use the floppy disk drive with any liquid, metal, or other foreign matter inside the floppy disk
drive or disk.
• Never disassemble your floppy disk drive.
Media Care
Caring for your Media (DVD/CD/CD-R)
Media discs are precision devices and will function reliably if given reasonable care.
• Always store your media disc in its case when it is not in use.
• Always handle discs by the edges and avoid touching the surface.
• Avoid storing any media discs in extreme temperatures.
• Do not bend media discs or set heavy objects on them.
• Do not spill liquids on media discs.
• Do not scratch media discs.
• Do not get dust on media discs.
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• Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen or pencil. Always use a felt pen.
• If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form
on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room
temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs.
• If a disc is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth starting
from the inner edge and wiping to the outer edge.
Caring for your Optical Drive
Your optical drive is durable but you must treat it with care. Please pay attention to the following points:
• The drive rotates the compact disc at a very high speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock
or vibration with the power on.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be exposed to extreme temperatures.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it is damp or dusty.
• Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be subjected to shock or vibration.
• Do not disassemble or dismantle the optical drive.
• Use of a commercially available lens cleaner is recommended for regular maintenance of your
drive.
ExpressCards
Caring for your Cards
ExpressCards are durable, but you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied with your card
will provide specific information, but you should pay attention to the following points:
• To keep out dust and dirt, store cards in their protective sleeves when they are not installed in your
LifeBook notebook.
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• Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat.
• Keep the cards dry.
• Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy objects on top of them.
• Do not force cards into the slot.
• Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them to excessive vibration.
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Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications
This section provides the hardware and environmental specifications for your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook.
Specifications of particular configurations will vary.
Configuration Label
The configuration label located on the bottom of your notebook contains specific information regarding the
options you’ve chosen for your notebook. Following is an example configuration label.
Configuration ID
Part Number
Configuration P/N: A6BXXXXXXXXXXXXX
FPC P/N: FPCMXXXXX
A6110, T7250, VHP, DL DVD, 1GB, 120G, WLAN, 15.4WXGA
Model #
Operating System
Processor
Memory
Media Drive
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Communications
Hard Drive
Screen Size
Microprocessor
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors (Refer to the system label to determine the speed of your processor).
Chipset
• Intel GM965
• I/O Controller Hub 8 Mobile (ICH8-M)
Memory
System Memory
• DDR2-667 MHz SDRAM dual-channel memory module.
• Two DIMM slots; upgradeable to 4 GB of total memory (2 GB x 2). Note that when 4 MB of
memory is installed in a Windows Vista system, approximately 3.25 GB is addressable memory;
the upper memory is reserved by Vista for hardware usage.
Cache Memory
2 MB or 4 MB L2 cache on-die (depending upon system processor)
Video
Built-in color flat-panel TFT active matrix LCD display with simultaneous display capability.
Video Color and Resolution
15.4" Crystal View WXGA (300 nits), or,
15.4” Crystal View WXGA (450 nits):
• Internal: 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• External: 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• Simultaneous: 1280 x 800, 16M colors
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Video RAM
• Intel® GM965 video graphics controller. Up to 384 MB shared video memory using Dynamic
Video Memory Technology (DVMT)
Audio
• Realtek codec ALC262 with 2-channel High Definition (HD) audio.
• Headphones: Stereo headphone/line-out jack, 3.5 mm, 1 Vrms or less, minimum impedance 32
Ohms
• Microphone: Stereo microphone/line-in jack, 3.5 mm, 100 mVp-p or less, minimum impedance
10K Ohms
• Two built-in boxless stereo speakers
Mass Storage Device Options
Hard Drive
• Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 4200 rpm, 2.5”, 12.5 mm: Choice of 250 GB or 300 GB
• Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 5400 rpm, 2.5”, 9.5 mm: Choice of 120 GB, 160 GB, or 200 GB
Media Player
• Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 8x DVD-ROM, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 8x
DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW
• Write: 24x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 8x
DVD+R, 2.4x DVD+R (DL), 2x DVD-R (DL),
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Features
Integrated Pointing Device
• Touchpad pointing device with scroll button or optional Point and Write touchpad with fingerprint
sensor
Communications
• Modem: Internal V.90 standard 56K fax/modem (ITU V.90, 56K data, 14.4K fax)
• Gigabit LAN: Internal wired 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless LAN:
• Optional Integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (802.11a+b/g)
• Optional Atheros SuperAG (802.11abg)
• Optional Integrated Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Theft Prevention Lock
Lock slot for use with security restraint systems.
Device Ports
On the LifeBook notebook:
• One ExpressCard slot
• One PC Card slot
• One Memory Stick/SD/xD Card slot
• One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external monitor (see Display specifications)
• Five USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) connectors for input/output devices
• One DC In connector
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• One IEEE 1394 (4-pin type) jack
• One modular modem (RJ-11) connector
• One LAN (RJ-45) connector
• One stereo headphone/line-out jack
• One stereo microphone/line-in jack
• Wireless LAN on/off switch
Keyboard
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key PS/2 compatible keyboards.
• Total number of keys: 86
• Function keys: [F1] through [F12]
• Feature extension key: Fn
• Two Windows keys: one Start key, one application key
• Key pitch: 19 mm
• Key stroke: 2.7 mm
• Built-in Touchpad pointing device with two left and two right buttons and scroll button.
• Spill-resistant keyboard
• Built-in Palm Rest
• USB-compatible keyboard and/or mouse support
Power
Battery
Standard Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 6-cell 10.8V, 4000 mAh, 40.6 Wh
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AC Adapter
Autosensing 100-240V AC, supplying 19V DC, 4.22A, 80W to the LifeBook notebook; includes an AC
cable
Power Management
Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface).
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Dimensions
Approximately 14.17"(w) x 10.43"(d) x 1.60”(h) (360 mm x 265 mm x 40.8 mm)
Weight
300 nit Display Model: Approximately 6.61 lbs. (3.0 kg) with battery and optical drive
450 nit Display Model: Approximately 6.83 lbs. (3.1 kg) with battery and optical drive
Environmental Requirements
Temperature
Operating: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C)
Non-operating: 5° to 140° F (–15° to 60° C)
Humidity
Operating: 20% to 85%, relative, non-condensing
Non-operating; 8% to 85%, relative, non-condensing
Popular Accessories
For ordering or additional information on Fujitsu accessories please visit our Web site at
www.shopfujitsu.com or call 1-800-FUJITSU.
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Pre-Installed Software
Depending on your pre-installed operating system, your notebook comes with pre-installed software for
playing audio and video files of various formats. In addition there is file transfer software, virus protection
software and Power Management software. The following list indicates the pre-installed software on your
system.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader
• Norton Internet Security™ 2007 (90-day free trial)
• Roxio Easy Media Creator
• CyberLink PowerDVD
• ArcSoft WebCam Companion (on systems with optional web cam)
• Google Desktop
• Google Tool Bar
• Google Picasa
• Fujitsu Driver Update utility
• Slingbox Demo
• Evernote
Depending upon your system configuration and operating system, one of the following Productivity
options will be installed:
• Microsoft OfficeReady
• Microsoft Works 8.5
• Microsoft OfficeHome and Student Edition
• Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition
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Learning About Your Software
Tutorials
All operating systems and most application software have tutorials built into them upon installation. We
highly recommend that you step through the tutorial before you use an application.
Manuals
Included with your notebook you will find manuals for your installed operating system and other preinstalled software. Any manuals that are not included, are available online through the help system of the
software. We recommend that you review these manuals for general information on the use of these
applications.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files from across all of the major
computing platforms.
Norton Internet Security 2007
Your system is preinstalled with a free 90-day trial version of Symantec’s Norton Internet Security™
2007. Norton Internet Security is a suite of tools designed to protect your LifeBook notebook from
computer viruses, hackers, spyware, and spam. It assists in the protection of data currently on your hard
disk from destruction or contamination. The trial version is activated upon your acceptance of software
license agreement. After 90 days, you will need to purchase a subscription from Symantec to download
latest virus, spyware, and spam definitions.
Roxio Easy Media Creator
Easy Media Creator allows you to easily burn CDs and organize, edit and share digital photos, music, data,
and videos.
CyberLink PowerDVD
CyberLink PowerDVD allows you to produce and edit home movies and slideshows on discs.
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Google Desktop
Google Desktop lets you to search the contents of your computer for emails, web history, and files. It also
allows you to view news and photos from anywhere on your desktop.
Google Picasa
Google Picasa lets you to search for, locate, move and label all of the photos on your computer.
Google Toolbar
Google Toolbar lets you to search the Internet quickly, block pop-ups, and perform a variety of other tasks
to make your Internet experience easier and more pleasant.
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility
The Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility is pre-installed on your system. With FDU, you can choose to
automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. See
“Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 106.
EverNote
EverNote allows you to easily capture, store and access a variety of documents, such as typed and
handwritten memos, webpage excerpts, emails, phone messages, addresses, passwords, sketches, and
documents.
Operating System Options
Depending upon your system, one of the following operating system configurations will be installed:
• Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition
• Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition
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Productivity Options
Depending upon your system, one of the following productivity applications will be installed:
• Microsoft® Office Ready
With Office Ready PCs it's now even easier to take advantage of Microsoft Office 2007. The full
versions of Microsoft Office Basic, Small Business and Professional 2007 are already preinstalled
on your PC, so there’s nothing to install, and all Office Ready PCs give you the option to activate
a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office Professional 2007! All you need to do is purchase the appropriate
Office 2007 license kit which allows you to "unlock" the full version of Office that you want.
Fujitsu offers a Media License Kit for Microsoft Office Small Business 2007. Simply enter your
product key and you’re ready to go!
Another option is to purchase a Microsoft Office 2007 media-less license kit (MLK) from either
your computer reseller or online from Microsoft within 90 days of the purchase of your computer.
• Microsoft Works 8.5
Microsoft Works 8.5 is a software suite containing the basic tools to write letters and reports, track family
and friends with address books, manage home finances, and create a home inventory.
• Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 is the essential software suite for home computer users
that enables you to quickly and easily create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and
presentations, and organize your information in one place, making it easier for you to get things
done. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 SBE includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Power
Point.
• Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition
Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition is easy-to-use software to help you manage business
opportunities more effectively, create marketing materials, manage e-mail, and share information.
Microsoft SBE includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Business
Contact Manager.
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Glossary
AC Adapter
A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your
LifeBook notebook.
Access point
Wireless network device used to bridge wireless and wired network traffic.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
Active-Matrix Display
A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device for every
pixel on the screen.
Ad Hoc Mode
Ad Hoc Mode refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between
multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access
Points. Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. For details, refer
to on “Ad Hoc Mode” on page 152
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ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary
phone lines.
AGP
Accelerated Graphics Port. Graphics port specifically designed for graphics-intensive devices, such as
video cards and 3D accelerators.
Auto/Airline Adapter
A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power
outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.
BIOS
Basic Input-Output System. A program and set of default parameters stored in ROM which tests and
operates your LifeBook notebook when you turn it on until it loads your installed operating system
from disk. Information from the BIOS is transferred to the installed operating system to provide it with
information on the configuration and status of the hardware.
Bit
An abbreviation for binary digit. A single piece of information which is either a one (1) or a zero (0).
bps
An abbreviation for bits per second. Used to describe data transfer rates.
Boot
To start-up a computer and load its operating system from disk, ROM or other storage media into
RAM.
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Bus
An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside your LifeBook
notebook.
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
Cache Memory
A block of memory built into the micro-processor which is much faster to access than your system
RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling time faster.
CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface which offers performance similar to the 32-bit PCI
architecture.
CD-ROM
Compact disk read only memory. This is a form of digital data storage which is read optically with a
laser rather than a magnetic head. A typical CD-ROM can contain about 600MB of data and is not
subject to heads crashing into the surface and destroying the data when there is a failure nor to wear
from reading.
Channel
Range of narrow-band frequencies used by the WLAN device to transmit data. IEEE802.11b/g - 11
channels, 22 MHz wide channels.
CMOS RAM
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor random access memory. This is a technology for
manufacturing random access memory which requires very low levels of power to operate.
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COM Port
Abbreviation for communication port. This is your serial interface connection.
Command
An instruction which you give your operating system. Example: run a particular application or format
a floppy disk.
Configuration
The combination of hardware and software that makes up your system and how it is allocated for use.
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube. A display device which uses a beam of electronic particles striking a luminescent
screen. It produces a visual image by varying the position and intensity of the beam.
Data
The information a system stores and processes.
DC
Direct current. A voltage or current that does not fluctuate periodically with time.
Default Value
A pre-programmed value to be used if you fail to set your own.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol used to automatically acquire parameters required
for the communication, such as IP address. The sender of IP address is called a DHCP server, and the
receiver is called a DHCP client.
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DIMM
Dual-in-line memory module.
Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is
highly flexible it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter it is commonly
called a diskette.
Disk Drive
The hardware which spins the disk and has the heads and control circuitry for reading and writing the
data on the disk.
Diskette
A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.
DMA
Direct Memory Access. Special circuitry for memory to memory transfers of data which do not require
CPU action.
DMI
Desktop Management Interface. A standard that provides PC management applications with a
common method of locally or remotely querying and configuring PC computer systems, hardware and
software components, and peripherals.
DNS
Domain Name System. A function to control the association between the IP address and the name
assigned to the computer. If you do not know the IP address but if you know the computer name, you
can still communicate to that computer.
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DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk Operating System).
Driver
A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices
into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of device in order to produce the desired
results from that particular equipment.
DVMT
Dynamic Video Memory Technology. A video memory architecture that increases the efficiency of the
motherboard by using innovative memory utilization and direct AGP.
ECP
Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high speed data communication and interconnection
between electronic devices.
Encryption Key (Network Key)
Data encryption key used to encrypt message text and for computing message integrity checks. Data
encryption protects data from unauthorized viewing.
This device uses the same encryption key to encode and decode the data, and the identical encryption
key is required between the sender and receiver.
ESD
Electro-Static Discharge. The sudden discharge of electricity from a static charge which has built-up
slowly. Example: the shock you get from a doorknob on a dry day or the sparks you get from brushing
hair on a dry day.
FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
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Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which is highly flexible.
GB
Gigabyte. One billion bytes.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff.
I/O
Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.
I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits for data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic
form.
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive
unit.
IEEE802.11a
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11a devices operate in the
5 GHz lower and middle UNII bands.
IEEE802.11b
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 11 Mbps. 802.11b devices operate in the
2.4 GHz ISM band.
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IEEE802.11g
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11g devices operate in the
2.4 GHz ISM band.
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light spectrum which is invisible to humans.
Infrastructure
A name of a wireless LAN configuration. This type of communication uses an access point. Another
type of communication is called Ad Hoc.
IP Address
An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol
route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit
numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For
example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address.
Within an isolated network, you can assign IP addresses at random as long as each one is unique.
However, connecting a private network to the Internet requires using registered IP addresses (called
Internet addresses) to avoid duplicates.
The four numbers in an IP address are used in different ways to identify a particular network and a
host on that network. Three regional Internet registries -- ARIN, RIPE NCC and APNIC -- assign
Internet addresses from the following three classes.
Class A - supports 16 million hosts on each of 126 networks
Class B - supports 65,000 hosts on each of 16,000 networks
Class C - supports 254 hosts on each of 2 million networks
The number of unassigned Internet addresses is running out, so a new classless scheme called CIDR
is gradually replacing the system based on classes A, B, and C and is tied to adoption of IPv6.
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IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using
infrared as the carrier.
IRQ
Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred
which needs to be processed.
KB
Kilobyte. One thousand bytes.
LAN
Local Area Network. An interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single limited
geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which makes images by controlling the orientation of
crystals in a crystalline liquid.
Lithium ion Battery
A type of rechargeable battery which has a high power-time life for its size and is not subject to the
memory effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.
LPT Port
Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel interface ports because historically line printers were
the first and latter the most common device connected to parallel ports.
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MAC Address
Media Access Control Address. A unique physical address of a network card. For Ethernet, the first
three bytes are used as the vendor code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining three bytes
are controlled by each vendor (preventing overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique
physical address in the world, being assigned with a different address from other cards. For Ethernet,
frames are sent and received based on this address.
MB
Megabyte. One million bytes.
Megahertz
1,000,000 cycles per second.
Memory
A repository for data and applications which is readily accessible to your LifeBook notebook’s CPU.
MHz
Megahertz.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard communication protocol for exchange of
information between computers and sound producers such as synthesizers.
Modem
A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The equipment which connects a computer or other data
terminal to a communication line.
Monaural
A system using one channel to process sound from all sources.
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MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit
The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time through the Internet or other networks. You
can set a smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication, if you have difficulty transferring
data due to the fact that the maximum size is too large.
Network key
Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication. The personal computer uses the same
network key both for data encryption and decryption, therefore, it is necessary to set the same network
key as the other side of communication.
Network name (SSID: Service Set Identifier )
When a wireless LAN network is configured, grouping is performed to avoid interference or data theft.
This grouping is performed with “Network name (SSID)”. In order to improve security, the network
key is set allowing no communication unless “Network name (SSID)” coincides with the network key.
NTSC
National TV Standards Commission. The standard for TV broadcast and reception for the USA.
Open system authentication
Null authentication method specified in the 802.11 standard that performs no authentication checks on
a wireless client before allowing it to associate.
Operating System
A group of control programs that convert application commands, including driver programs, into the
exact form required by a specific brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired
results from that particular equipment.
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Partition
A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it
were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating system accordingly.
PCMCIA
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for
add-in cards for personal computers.
Peripheral Device
A piece of equipment which performs a specific function associated with but not integral to a
computer. Examples: a printer, a modem, a CD-ROM.
Pitch (keyboard)
The distance between the centers of the letter keys of a keyboard.
Pixel
The smallest element of a display, a dot of color on your display screen. The more pixels per area the
clearer your image will appear.
POST
Power On Self Test. A program which is part of the BIOS which checks the configuration and
operating condition of your hardware whenever power is applied to your notebook. Status and error
messages may be displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the self test detects failures that
are so serious that operation can not continue, the operating system will not be loaded.
PPPoE
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. A protocol for Ethernet, using a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP),
which is used for connection on the phone line.
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Program
An integrated set of coded commands to your computers telling your hardware what to do and how
and when to do it.
Protocol
Procedures and rules use to send and receive data between computers.
- Method of sending and receiving data
- Process used to handle communication errors
Conditions required for communication are organized in procedures for correct transfer of
information.
RAM
Random Access Memory. A hardware component of your LifeBook notebook that holds binary
information (both program and data) as long as it has the proper power applied to it.
RAM Module
A printed circuit card with memory and associated circuitry which allows the user to add additional
memory to the computer without special tools.
Reset
The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases all information stored in RAM.
Restart
See Reset.
Resume
To proceed after interruption. In your notebook this refers to returning to active operation after having
been in one of the suspension states.
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ROM
Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the
material. Data stored in this way can not be changed by your notebook and does not require power to
maintain it.
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
Serial Port
A connection to another device through which data is transferred one bit at a time on a single wire with
any other wires only for control of the device not for transfer of data.
Shared key authentication
802.11 network authentication method in which the AP sends the client device a challenge text packet
that the client must then encrypt with the correct WEP key and return to the AP. If the client has the
wrong key or no key, authentication will fail and the client will not be allowed to associate with the
AP. Shared key authentication is not considered secure, because a hacker who detects both the cleartext challenge and the same challenge encrypted with a WEP key can decipher the key.
SSID
Service Set Identifier, a 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over a
WLAN that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to connect to the BSS. The SSID
differentiates one WLAN from another, so all access points and all devices attempting to connect to a
specific WLAN must use the same SSID. A device will not be permitted to join the BSS unless it can
provide the unique SSID. Because the SSID is broadcast in plain text, it does not supply any security
to the network.
Standby
To make inoperative for a period of time. Your LifeBook notebook uses various suspension states to
reduce power consumption and prolong the charge of your battery.
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Status Indicator
A display which reports the condition of some portion of your hardware. On your LifeBook notebook
this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard.
Stereo (audio)
A system using two channels to process sound from two different sources.
Subnet mask
TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into multiple smaller networks (subnets). IP address
consists of the subnet address and the address of each computer. Subnet mask defines how many bits
of IP address comprise the subnet address. The same value shall be set among computers
communicating with each other.
SVGA
Super VGA.
S-Video
Super Video. A component video system for driving a TV or computer monitor.
System Clock
An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which synchronizes the operation of the system and is counted
to provide time of day and date.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A standard Internet protocol that is most widely
used.
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TFT
Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors
to control each pixel of the display screen individually.
UL
Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety
of devices.
USB
Universal Serial Bus. Standard that allows you to simultaneously connect up to 127 USB devices such
as game pads, pointing devices, printers, and keyboards to your computer.
VRAM
Video Random Access Memory. A memory dedicated to video display data and control.
WFM
Wired for Management is Intel’s broad-based initiative to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of
business computing without sacrificing power and flexibility.
Wi-Fi Compatible
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Identifies that the product has passed the interoperability test, supplied by
the WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance), which guarantees the interoperability of
wireless IEEE 802.11 LAN products. For more information on the Wi-Fi standard, go to the WECA
Web site at: www.wirelessethernet.com.
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network. A wireless interconnection of computers and peripherals within a
single limited geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.
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Regulatory Information
Notice
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Fujitsu could void this user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
FCC NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limit for class B digital devices, pursuant to
parts 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit than the receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Shielded interconnect cables must be employed with this equipment to ensure compliance with the
pertinent RF emission limits governing this device.
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Notice to Users of the US Telephone Network
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules, and the requirements adopted by ACTA. On the
bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number
and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment; or a product identifier in the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this information or number must be provided to the telephone
company.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a standard
jack type USOC RJ11C. A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the
ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be
connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
The ringer equivalent number (REN) of this equipment is 0.1B as shown on the label. The REN is used
to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a
telephone may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas,
the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be
connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance
that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn’t practical, the
telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right
to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that
could effect the operation of the equipment. If this happens the telephone company will provide advance
notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please refer to the
manual or contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Customer Service. If the equipment is causing
harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment
until the problem is resolved.
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The equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to
party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service
commission or corporation commission for information).
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation
of this computer does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have any questions about what will disable
alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or
other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly
contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission,
the date an time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entity, or other individual sending
the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual.
DOC (INDUSTRY CANADA) NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigence du Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur
du Canada.
Notice to Users of the Canadian Telephone Network
NOTICE: This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Technical
Specifications. This is confirmed by the registration number. The abbreviation, IC, before the registration
number signifies that registration was performed based on a Declaration of Conformity indicating that
Industry Canada technical specifications were met. It does not imply that Industry Canada approved the
equipment.
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Before connecting this equipment to a telephone line the user should ensure that it is permissible to
connect this equipment to the local telecommunication facilities. The user should be aware that
compliance with the certification standards does not prevent service degradation in some situations.
Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility.
Any repairs or alterations not expressly approved by Fujitsu or any equipment failures may give the
telecommunication company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment from the telephone
line.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1B. The REN assigned
to each terminal equipment provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices
does not exceed five.
FOR SAFETY, USERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE ELECTRICAL GROUND OF THE POWER UTILITY, THE
TELEPHONE LINES AND THE METALLIC WATER PIPES ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER. USERS SHOULD
NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE SUCH CONNECTIONS THEMSELVES BUT SHOULD CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE
ELECTRIC INSPECTION AUTHORITY OR ELECTRICIAN. THIS MAY BE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN RURAL
AREAS.
Avis Aux Utilisateurs Du Réseau Téléphonique Canadien
AVIS: Le présent matériel est conforme aux spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada applicables au
matériel terminal. Cette conformité est confirmée par le numéro d’enregistrement. Le sigle IC, placé
devant le numéro d’enregistrement, signifie que l’enregistrement s’est effectué conformément à une
déclaration de conformité et indique que les spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada ont été
respectées. Il n’implique pas qu’Industrie Canada a approuvé le matériel.
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Avant de connecter cet équipement à une ligne téléphonique, l’utilisateur doit vérifier s’il est permis de
connecter cet équipement aux installations de télécommunications locales. L’utilisateur est averti que
même la conformité aux normes de certification ne peut dans certains cas empêcher la dégradation du
service.
Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications doivent être effectuées par un service de
maintenance agréé au Canada. Toute réparation ou modification, qui n’est pas expressément approuvée
par Fujitsu, ou toute défaillance de l’équipement peut entraîner la compagnie de télécommunications à
exiger que l’utilisateur déconnecte l’équipement de la ligne téléphonique.
AVIS: L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) du présent matériel est de 0.1B. L’IES assigné à chaque
dispositif terminal indique le nombre maximal de terminaux qui peuvent être raccordés à une interface
téléphonique. La terminaison d’une interface peut consister en une combinaison quelconque de
dispositifs, à la seule condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les dispositifs
n’excède pas 5.
POUR ASSURER LA SÉCURITÉ, LES UTILISATEURS DOIVENT VÉRIFIER QUE LA PRISE DE TERRE DU
SERVICE D’ÉLECTRICITÉ, LES LIGNES TÉLPHONIQUES ET LES CONDUITES D’EAU MÉTALLIQUES SONT
CONNECTÉES ENSEMBLE. LES UTILISATEURS NE DOIVENT PAS TENTER D’ÉTABLIR CES CONNEXIONS
EUX-MÊMES, MAIS DOIVENT CONTACTER LES SERVICES D’INSPECTION D’INSTALLATIONS ÉLECTRIQUES
APPROPRIÉS OU UN ÉLECTRICIEN. CECI PEUT ÊTRE PARTICULIÈREMENT IMPORTANT EN RÉGIONS
RURALES.
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Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide
FCC Regulatory Information
Please note the following regulatory information related to the optional wireless LAN device.
Regulatory Notes and Statements
Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use
Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions, however,
are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices such as mobile phones. Wireless LAN
devices are safe for use by consumers because they operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and
recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be restricted in some situations or environments, such as:
• On board an airplane, or
• In an explosive environment, or
• In situations where the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful.
In cases in which the policy regarding use of Wireless LAN devices in specific environments is not clear (e.g., airports,
hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial plants, private buildings), obtain authorization to use these devices prior to operating the
equipment.
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Regulatory Information/Disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user
documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved
by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio
or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of connecting
cables and equipment other than those specified by the manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any
interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment. The manufacturer and its authorized
resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failure to
comply with these guidelines.
This device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
For IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN: For operation within 5.15~5.25 GHz frequency range, it is restricted to indoor
environments, and the antenna of this device must be integral.
Federal Communications Commission statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and, (2) This device must
accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
FCC Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
1
2
3
4
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the one the receiver is connected to.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Figure A-1. Ad Hoc Mode Network
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should
be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the Wireless LAN antenna (located on the top
edge of the LCD screen) and your body. The transmitters in this device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
Export restrictions
This product or software contains encryption code which may not be exported or transferred from the US or Canada without
an approved US Department of Commerce export license. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules., as well as ICES
003 B / NMB 003 B. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation.
Modifications not expressly authorized by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation may invalidate the user's right to operate this
equipment.
Canadian Notice
The device for the 5150 - 5250 MHz band is only for indoor usage to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel
mobile satellite systems.
The maximum antenna gain of 6 dBi permitted (for devices in the 5250 - 5350 MHz, 5470 - 5725 MHz and 5725 - 5825 MHz
bands) to comply with the e.i.r.p. limit as stated in A9.2 of RSS210.
In addition, users are cautioned to take note that high power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority)
of 5250 - 5350 MHz and 5650 - 5850 MHz and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices.
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Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN
This manual describes the procedures required to properly set up and configure the optional integrated
Wireless LAN Mini-PCI device (referred to as "WLAN device" in the rest of the manual). Before using
the WLAN device, read this manual carefully to ensure it's correct operation. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future reference.
Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document
This document is applicable to systems containing one of the following WLAN devices:
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•
•
Integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (802.11a+b/g)
Atheros SuperAG (802.11a+b/g)
Integrated Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/b/g/draft-n)
Characteristics of the WLAN Device
• The WLAN device is a Mini-PCI card attached to the main board of the mobile computer.
• The WLAN device operates in license-free RF bands, eliminating the need to procure an FCC operating
license. The WLAN operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) RF band and the lower,
middle, and upper bands of the 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) bands.
• The Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN WLAN device is capable of four operating modes, IEEE802.11a,
IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n (draft)
• The Atheros SuperAG and Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN devices are capable of three operating modes,
IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, and IEEE802.11g.
• The WLAN device is Wi-Fi certified and operate (as applicable0 at a the maximum data rate of 540 Mbps
(theoretical) in IEEE802.11n (draft) mode; 54 Mbps in IEEE802.11a or IEEE802.11g mode; and 11 Mbps in
IEEE802.11b mode.
• The WLAN device supports the following encryption methods - WEP, TKIP, CKIP, and AES encryption.
• The Wireless LAN device is compliant with the following standards: WPA, WPA2, CCX1.0, CCX2.0, CCX3.0,
and CCX4.0.
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Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device
Ad Hoc Mode
"Ad Hoc Mode" refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between
multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access
Point(s). Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. That is why Ad
Hoc networks are also known as peer-to-peer networks. Ad Hoc networks are an easy and inexpensive
method for establishing network connectivity between multiple computers. Ad Hoc mode requires that the
SSID, network authentication, and encryption key settings are identically configured on all computers in
the Ad Hoc network.
Ad Hoc Mode Network
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Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode
Infrastructure mode refers to a wireless network architecture in which devices communicate with wireless
or wired network devices by communicating through an Access Point. In infrastructure mode, wireless
devices can communicate with each other or with a wired network. Corporate wireless networks operate
in infrastructure mode because they require access to the WLAN in order to access services, devices, and
computers (e.g., file servers, printers, databases).
Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Network
Internet
Wired LAN
ADSL modem,
cable modem,
or similar
Access Point*
Wireless LAN
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*An optional hub for a wired
LAN may be required depending
upon the type of access point used.
How to Handle This Device
The WLAN device is an optional device that may come pre-installed in your mobile computer. Under
normal circumstances, it should not be necessary for you to remove or re-install it. The Operating System
that your mobile computer comes with has been pre-configured to support the WLAN device.
• Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN device supports IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and
IEEE802.11n.
• The Atheros SuperAG and Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN devices support IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, and
IEEE802.11g.
• The WLAN device operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and the 5 GHz lower, middle, and upper UNII bands.
• Microwave ovens may interfere with the operation of WLAN devices since they operate in the same 2.4 GHz
frequency range as IEEE802.11b/g/n devices. Interference by microwaves does not occur with IEEE802.11a
radio which operates in the 5 GHz RF band.
• Wireless devices that transmit in the 2.4 GHz range may interfere with operation of WLAN devices in
IEEE802.11b/g/n modes. Symptoms of interference include reduced throughput, intermittent disconnects,
and many frame errors. It is HIGHLY recommended that these interfering devices be powered off to ensure
proper operation of the WLAN device.
Deactivating/Disconnecting the WLAN Device
Disconnecting the WLAN device may be desired in certain circumstances (to extend battery life) or where
certain environments require it (i.e. hospitals, clinics, airplanes, etc.). The WLAN device can be
deactivated by using the Wireless On/Off Switch, and it can be disconnected in Windows using the WLAN
icon in the system tray (Note that disconnecting via the icon in the system tray does not turn off the radio;
it continues to transmit and receive even though it’s not connected.).
BEFORE USING THE WIRELESS LAN DEVICE, YOU MUST FIRST INSTALL CLICKME! TO ENSURE THAT THE
CORRECT SOFTWARE FOR YOUR DEVICE IS INSTALLED. NOTE THAT THE WIRELESS LAN SWITCH MUST
BE IN THE ON POSITION BEFORE INSTALLING CLICKME! SEE “INSTALLING CLICK ME!” ON PAGE 28.
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Deactivation Using the Wireless On/Off Switch
The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by toggling the Wireless On/Off Switch to
the Off position. The Wireless On/Off switch has no effect on non-Wireless LAN models.
WLAN Switch
Figure 37. Wireless LAN On/Off Switch Location
Disconnection Using the Icon in the Taskbar
Note that disconnecting via the icon in the system tray does not turn off the radio; it continues to transmit
and receive even though it’s not connected.
1
2
Right-click the WLAN icon in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen.
Choose Disconnect from a network.
Activating the WLAN Device
Activation of the WLAN device can be accomplished using the same methods as the deactivation process
•
•
Using the Wireless On/Off Switch
In Windows, by right-clicking the WLAN icon then clicking “Connect to a network”
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Configuring the Wireless LAN
The optional WLAN device can be configured to establish wireless network connectivity using the
software that is built into Windows Vista. Support for most industry standard security solutions is
contained in this software.
Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network
administrator for these parameters:
Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista
1
2
Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.
3
4
5
Select “Manage wireless networks” from the left panel.
6
Enter the required information. It may be necessary to consult with your network administrator for some of the
information.
7
In the event you require assistance, go to the Network and Sharing Center window (Start -> Control Panel ->
Network and Sharing Center), and type in relevant keywords in the Search box.
If the Control Panel is not in Classic View, select Classic View from the left panel. Double-click the Network and
Sharing Center icon.
Click on the [Add] button.
Depending upon what type of connection you would like to make, make a selection. For an infrastructure
network, select “Manually create a network profile. For ad hoc network, select “Create an ad hoc network”.
Connecting to a Network
After you have configured your computer, you can connect to an active network by performing the
following steps:
1
2
3
Click on the WLAN icon in the system tray.
Select “connect to a network”.
Select a network from the list that appears, and click the [Connect] button.
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Troubleshooting the WLAN
Troubleshooting
Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described
in the following table.
Problem
Unavailable
network
connection
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Incorrect network
name (SSID) or
network key
Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s) and
network keys (WEP) of all computers to be connected have been
configured correctly. SSIDs and WEP key values must be identical on
each machine.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: set the network name
(SSID) and network key to the same values as those of the access
point.
Set the Network Authentication value identically to that of the Access
Point. Please consult your network administrator for this value, if
necessary.
Weak received
signal strength
and/or link quality
Ad hoc connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to
the destination computer or removing any obstacles for better
reception.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: Retry connection after
shortening the distance to the access point or removing any obstacles
for better sight.
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Problem
Unavailable
network
connection
(continued)
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The WLAN device
has been
deactivated or
disabled
Check if the wireless switch is turned On. In Windows XP, go to Start ->
Settings -> Network Connections and right-click on Wireless Network
Connection. If Enable appear at the top of the menu, click it to enable
the device. In Windows Vista, go to Start -> Control Panel, and doubleclick on Windows Mobility Center. If the wireless network is off, click the
[Turn wireless on] button..
The computer to
be connected is
turned off
Check if the computer to be connected is turned ON.
RF interference
from Access
Points or other
wireless networks
The use of identical or overlapping RF channels can cause interference
with the operation of the WLAN device. Change the channel of your
Access Point to a channel that does not overlap with the interfering
device.
Wireless network
authentication has
failed
Re-check your Network Authentication, Encryption, and Security
settings. Incorrectly configured security settings such as an incorrectly
typed WEP key, a mis-configured LEAP username, or an incorrectly
chosen authentication method will cause the LAN device to associate
but not authenticate to the wireless network.
Incorrectly
configured
network settings
Recheck the configuration of your network settings.
Incorrect IP
address
configuration
This only applies to networks using static IP addresses. Please contact
your network administrator for the correct settings.
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WLAN Specifications
Specifications
Item
Specification
Type of network
The Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN WLAN device conforms to IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b/g,
and 802.11n (draft-compliant), Wi-Fi based*.
The Intel PRO/Wireless and Atheros AR5006EXS (AR5BXB6) Mini-Card Wireless network
cards conform to IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, and IEEE802.11g, Wi-Fi based*
Transfer rate
Active frequency
Typical operating
distances**
Number of channels
Security
(Automatic switching) 54 Mbps maximum data rate (IEEE802.11n to be determined)
•
•
•
802.11n (draft): 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
•
•
•
•
802.11a: 40 ft. (12 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 6 Mbps
•
•
•
802.11a: 8 independent channels
802.11b/g: 2400~2473 MHz
802.11a: 4900 ~ 5850 MHz
802.11b: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 11 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11g: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11n (draft): Estimated double the operating distance of 802.11g and 802.11a in
their respective frequencies.
802.11b/g: 11 channels, 3 non-overlapping channels
802.11n (draft):
2.4 GHz - 3 non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is not used; 2 nonoverlapping channels when Channel Bonding is used.
5 GHz - 12 non-overlapping UNII channels with or without Channel Bonding
Encryption Types - WEP, TKIP, AES***, WPA 1.0, WPA2,CCX compliant
Encryption Key lengths Supported: 64 bits and 128 bits 802.1x/EAP
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Maximum recommended
number of computers to
be connected over
wireless LAN (during ad
hoc connection)
*
10 units or less ****
“Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.
** The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls, reflective
material, or interference from external RF sources.
*** Encryption with network key (WEP) is performed using the above number of bits, however, users can set 40 bits/ 104
bits after subtracting the fixed length of 24 bits.
**** Depending on practical environments, the allowable number of computers to be connected may be decreased.
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Using the Bluetooth Device
The Integrated Bluetooth module (EYTF3CSFT) is an optional device available for Fujitsu mobile
computers.
What is Bluetooth
Bluetooth technology is designed as a short-range wireless link between mobile devices, such as laptop
computers, phones, printers, and cameras. Bluetooth technology is used to create Personal Area Networks
(PANs) between devices in short-range of each other.
THE WIRELESS LAN/BLUETOOTH ON/OFF SWITCH WILL POWER OFF BOTH THE OPTIONAL WIRELESS
LAN AND BLUETOOTH DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME. TO ENABLE OR DISABLE EITHER ONE OF THE
DEVICES INDIVIDUALLY, PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1 Slide the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch to On position.
2 In the Control Panel, click the button associated with Bluetooth and/or Wireless LAN Status to
enable or disable the individual devices.
3 Click [OK].
Where to Find Information About Bluetooth
The Bluetooth module contains a robust Help user’s guide to assist you in learning about operation of the
Bluetooth device.
To access the Help file, click [Start] -> All Programs, and click on Bluetooth, then select User’s Guide.
For additional information about Bluetooth Technology, visit the Bluetooth Web site at:
www.bluetooth.com.
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FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
The Bluetooth antenna is located on the front edge of the right palm rest and is exempt from minimum
distance criteria due to its low power.
The transmitters in this device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
Canadian Notice
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and
away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed
outdoors is subject to licensing.
Warranty
Users are not authorized to modify this product. Any modifications invalidate the warranty.
This equipment may not be modified, altered, or changed in any way without signed written permission
from Fujitsu. Unauthorized modification will void the equipment authorization from the FCC and
Industry Canada and the warranty.
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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device
Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device
Your system may have an optional fingerprint sensor device below the Touchpad, between the left and
right buttons. This also serves as a scroll button.
Figure 38. Fingerprint sensor
ALTHOUGH THE SYSTEM MAY HAVE A FINGERPRINT SENSOR IN PLACE OF A SCROLL BUTTON, THE
FINGERPRINT SENSOR CAN BE USED FOR SCROLLING. SIMPLY MOVE YOUR FINGERPRINT OVER THE
SENSOR THE SAME AS YOU WOULD USE A SCROLL BUTTON.
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With a fingerprint sensor, you can avoid having to enter a username and password every time you want to:
• Log onto Windows
• Resume from standby mode
• Cancel a password-protected screen saver
• Log into web sites that require a username and password
After you have “enrolled” - or registered - your fingerprint, you can simply swipe your fingertip over the
sensor for the system recognize you.
The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which provides password management capabilities to
Microsoft Windows operating systems. OmniPass enables you to use a "master password" for all
Windows, applications, and on-line passwords.
OmniPass requires users to authenticate themselves using the fingerprint sensor before granting access to
the Windows desktop. This device results in a secure authentication system for restricting access to your
computer, applications, web sites, and other password-protected resources.
OmniPass presents a convenient graphical user interface, through which you can securely manage
passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.
Getting Started
This section guides you through the preparation of your system for the OmniPass fingerprint recognition
application. You will be led through the OmniPass installation process. You will also be led through the
procedure of enrolling your first user into OmniPass.
Installing OmniPass
If OmniPass has already been installed on your system, skip this section and go directly to “User
Enrollment” on page 167. You can determine whether OmniPass has already been installed by checking
to see if the following are present:
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• The gold key-shaped OmniPass icon in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen.
• The Softex program group in the Programs group of the Start menu
System Requirements
The OmniPass application requires space on your hard drive; it also requires specific Operating Systems
(OS’s). The minimum requirements are as follows:
• Windows Vista operating system
• At least 35 MB available hard disk space
Installing the OmniPass Application
If OmniPass is already installed on your system, go to “User Enrollment” on page 167. Otherwise
continue with this section on software installation.
FOR INSTALLATION, OMNIPASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER INSTALLING OMNIPASS HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM. IF YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES, LOG OUT AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE
PROCEEDING WITH OMNIPASS INSTALLATION.
To install OmniPass on your system you must:
1
Insert the installation media for the OmniPass application into the appropriate drive. If you are installing from
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, you must find and launch the OmniPass installation program (setup.exe) from the
media.
2
Follow the directions provided in the OmniPass installation program. Specify a location to which you would like
OmniPass installed. It is recommended that you NOT install OmniPass in the root directory (e.g. C:\).
3
Once OmniPass has completed installation you will be prompted to restart you system. Once your system has
rebooted you will be able to use OmniPass. If you choose not to restart immediately after installation, OmniPass
will not be available for use until the next reboot.
4
The installation program automatically places an icon (Softex OmniPass) in the Windows Control Panel as well
as a golden key shaped icon in the taskbar.
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Verifying Information about OmniPass
After you have completed installing OmniPass and restarted your system, you may wish to check the
version of OmniPass on your system.
To check the version information of OmniPass:
1
From the Windows Desktop, double-click the key-shaped OmniPass icon in the taskbar (usually located in the
lower right corner of the screen),
or,
Click the Start button, select Settings, and click Control Panel. Double-click Softex OmniPass in the Control
Panel, and the OmniPass Control Center will appear. If it does not appear, then the program is not properly
installed,
or,
Click the Start button, select Programs, and from the submenu select the Softex program group, from that
submenu click OmniPass Control Center.
2
Select the About tab at the top of the OmniPass Control Panel. The About tab window appears with version
information about OmniPass.
Uninstalling OmniPass
FOR UNINSTALLATION, OMNIPASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER UNINSTALLING OMNIPASS HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM. IF YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES, LOG OUT AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE
PROCEEDING WITH OMNIPASS UNINSTALLATION.
To remove the OmniPass application from your system:
1
2
3
4
5
Click Start on the Windows taskbar. Select Settings, and then Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Select OmniPass, and then click Change/Remove.
Follow the directions to uninstall the OmniPass application.
Once OmniPass has finished uninstalling, reboot your system when prompted.
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User Enrollment
Before you can use any OmniPass features you must first enroll a user into OmniPass.
Master Password Concept
Computer resources are often protected with passwords. Whether you are logging into your computer,
accessing your email, e-banking, paying bills online, or accessing network resources, you often have to
supply credentials to gain access. This can result in dozens of sets of credentials that you have to
remember.
During user enrollment a "master password” is created for the enrolled user. This master password
“replaces” all other passwords for sites you register with OmniPass.
Example: A user, John, installs OmniPass on his system (his home computer) and enrolls an OmniPass
user with username “John_01” and password “freq14”. He then goes to his webmail site to log onto his
account. He inputs his webmail credentials as usual (username “John_02” and password “lifebook”), but
instead of clicking [Submit], he directs OmniPass to Remember Password. Now whenever he returns to
that site, OmniPass will prompt him to supply access credentials.
John enters his OmniPass user credentials (“John_01” and “freq14”) in the OmniPass authentication
prompt, and he is allowed into his webmail account. He can do this with as many web sites or password
protected resources he likes, and he will gain access to all those sites with his OmniPass user credentials
(“John_01” and “freq14”). This is assuming he is accessing those sites with the system onto which he
enrolled his OmniPass user. OmniPass does not actually change the credentials of the password protected
resource. If John were to go to another computer without he OmniPass account to access his webmail, he
would need to enter his original webmail credentials (“John_02” and “lifebook”) to gain access. If he
attempts his OmniPass user credentials on a system other than a system he’s enrolled on, he will not gain
access.
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THE ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE ASSUMES YOU HAVE NO HARDWARE AUTHENTICATION DEVICES OR
ALTERNATE STORAGE LOCATIONS THAT YOU WISH TO INTEGRATE WITH OMNIPASS. IF YOU DESIRE
SUCH FUNCTIONALITY, CONSULT THE APPROPRIATE SECTIONS OF THIS DOCUMENT.
Basic Enrollment
The Enrollment Wizard will guide you through the process of enrolling a user. Unless you specified
otherwise, after OmniPass installation the Enrollment Wizard will launch on Windows login. If you do
not see the Enrollment Wizard, you can bring it up by clicking Start on the Windows taskbar; select
Programs; select Softex; click OmniPass Enrollment Wizard.
1
Click Enroll to proceed to username and password verification. By default, the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard
enters the credentials of the currently logged in Windows user.
2
Enter the password you use to log in to Windows. This will become the “master password” for this OmniPass
user. In most cases, the Domain: value will be your Windows computer name. In a corporate environment, or
when accessing corporate resources, the Domain: may not be your Windows computer name. Click [Next] to
continue.
3
In this step OmniPass captures your fingerprint. Refer to “Enrolling a Fingerprint” on page 169 for additional
information.
4
Next, choose how OmniPass notifies you of various events. We recommend you keep Taskbar Tips on
Beginner mode taskbar tips and Audio Tips on at least Prompt with system beeps only until you get
accustomed to how OmniPass operates. Click [Next] to proceed with user enrollment. You will then see a
Congratulations screen indicating your completion of user enrollment.
5
Click [Done] to exit the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. You will be asked if you’d like to log in to OmniPass with
your newly enrolled user; click [Yes].
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Enrolling a Fingerprint
Enrolling a fingerprint will increase the security of your system and streamline the authentication
procedure.
You enroll fingerprints in the OmniPass Control Center. With an OmniPass user logged in, double-click
the system tray OmniPass icon. Select the User Settings tab and click Enrollment under the User
Settings area. Click Enroll Authentication Device and authenticate at the authentication prompt to start
device enrollment.
1
During initial user enrollment, you will be prompted to select the finger you wish to enroll. Fingers that have
already been enrolled will be marked by a green check. The finger you select to enroll at this time will be marked
by a red arrow. OmniPass will allow you re-enroll a finger. If you choose a finger that has already been enrolled
and continue enrollment, OmniPass will enroll the fingerprint, overwriting the old fingerprint. Select a finger to
enroll and click [Next].
2
It is now time for OmniPass to capture your selected fingerprint. It may take a several capture attempts before
OmniPass acquires your fingerprint. Should OmniPass fail to acquire your fingerprint, or if the capture screen
times out, click [Back] to restart the fingerprint enrollment process.
Your system has a “swipe” fingerprint sensor. A swipe sensor is small and resembles a skinny elongated
rectangle. To capture a fingerprint, gently swipe or pull your fingertip over the sensor (starting at the second
knuckle) towards yourself. Swiping too fast or too slow will result in a failed capture. The Choose Finger
screen has a [Practice] button; click it to practice capturing your fingerprint. When you are comfortable with how
your fingerprint is captured, proceed to enroll a finger.
3
Once OmniPass has successfully acquired the fingerprint, the Verify Fingerprint screen will automatically
appear. To verify your enrolled fingerprint, place your fingertip on the sensor and swipe it as if you were having
a fingerprint captured. Successful fingerprint verification will show a green fingerprint in the capture window and
the text Verification Successful under the capture window. OmniPass will then suggest you register a second
fingerprint; follow the same steps to do so.
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Using OmniPass
You are now ready to begin using OmniPass. Used regularly, OmniPass will streamline your
authentications.
Password Replacement
You will often use the password replacement function. When you go to a restricted access website (e.g.,
your bank, your web-based email, online auction or payment sites), you are always prompted to enter your
login credentials. OmniPass can detect these prompts and you can teach OmniPass your login credentials.
The next time you go to that website, you can authenticate with your fingerprint to gain access.
OmniPass Authentication Toolbar
After installing OmniPass and restarting, you will notice a dialog you have not seen before at Windows
Logon. This is the OmniPass Authentication Toolbar, and it is displayed whenever the OmniPass
authentication system is invoked. The OmniPass authentication system may be invoked frequently: during
Windows Logon, during OmniPass Logon, when unlocking your workstation, when resuming from
standby or hibernate, when unlocking a password-enabled screensaver, during password replacement for
remembered site or application logins, and more. When you see this toolbar, OmniPass is prompting you
to authenticate.
The Logon Authentication window indicates what OmniPass-restricted function you are attempting. The
icons in the lower left (fingerprint and key) show what authentication methods are available to you.
Selected authentication methods are highlighted while unselected methods are not. When you click the
icon for an unselected authentication method, the authentication prompt associated with that method is
displayed.
When prompted to authenticate, you must supply the appropriate credentials: an enrolled finger for the
fingerprint capture window or your master password for the master password prompt (the key icon).
Remembering a Password
OmniPass can remember any application, GUI, or password protected resource that has a password
prompt.
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Using the following procedure, you can store a set of credentials into OmniPass. These credentials will
then be linked to your “master password” or fingerprint.
Go to a site that requires a login (username and password), but do not log in yet. At the site login prompt,
enter your username and password in the prompted fields, but do not enter the site (do not hit [Enter],
[Submit], [OK], or Login). Right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and select Remember Password
from the submenu. The Windows arrow cursor will change to a golden key OmniPass cursor. Click the
OmniPass cursor in the login prompt area, but don’t click [Login] or [Submit].
Associating a Friendly Name
After clicking the OmniPass key cursor near the login prompt, OmniPass will prompt you to enter a
“friendly name” for this site. You should enter something that reminds you of the website, the company,
or the service you are logging into. In its secure database, OmniPass associates this friendly name with
this website.
Additional Settings for Remembering a Site
When OmniPass prompts you to enter a “friendly name” you also have the opportunity to set how
OmniPass authenticates you to this site. There are three effective settings for how OmniPass handles a
remembered site.
The default setting is Automatically click the “OK” or “Submit” button for this password protected
site once the user is authenticated. With this setting, each time you navigate to this site OmniPass will
prompt you for your master password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated
with OmniPass, you will automatically be logged into the site.
Less secure is the option to Automatically enter this password protected site when it is activated. Do
not prompt for authentication. Check the upper box to get this setting, and each time you navigate to
this site OmniPass will log you into the site without prompting you to authenticate.
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THIS SETTING IS MORE CONVENIENT IN THAT WHENEVER YOU GO TO A SITE REMEMBERED WITH THIS
SETTING, YOU WILL BYPASS ANY AUTHENTICATION PROCEDURE AND GAIN INSTANT ACCESS TO THE
SITE. BUT SHOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR SYSTEM UNATTENDED WITH YOUR OMNIPASS USER LOGGED IN,
ANYONE USING YOUR SYSTEM CAN BROWSE TO YOUR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITES AND GAIN
AUTOMATIC ACCESS.
If you uncheck both boxes in Settings for this Password Site, OmniPass will prompt you for your master
password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated with OmniPass your
credentials will be filled in to the site login prompt, but you will have to click the website [OK], [Submit],
or [Login] button to gain access to the site.
Click Finish to complete the remember password procedure. The site location, the credentials to access
the site, and the OmniPass authentication settings for the site are now stored in the OmniPass secure
database. The OmniPass authentication settings (Settings for this Password Site) can always be changed
in Vault Management.
Logging in to a Remembered Site
Whether or not OmniPass prompts you to authenticate when you return to a remembered site is determined
by Settings for this Password Site and can be changed in Vault Management.
The following cases are applicable to using OmniPass to login to: Windows, remembered web sites, and
all other password protected resources.
With Master Password
Once you return to a site you have remembered with OmniPass, you may be presented with a master
password prompt. Enter your master password and you will be allowed into the site.
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Logging into Windows with a Fingerprint Device
When logging into Windows with a fingerprint device, the fingerprint capture window will now appear
next to the Windows Login screen. Place your enrolled fingertip on the sensor to authenticate. You will
be simultaneously logged into Windows and OmniPass. The capture window will also appear if you have
used Ctrl-Alt-Del to lock a system, and the fingerprint device can be used to log back in as stated above.
IF A MACHINE IS LOCKED AND OMNIPASS DETECTS A DIFFERENT USER LOGGING BACK IN WITH A
FINGERPRINT, THE FIRST USER WILL BE LOGGED OUT AND THE SECOND USER LOGGED IN.
In Windows XP, your login options must be set either for classic login, or for fast user switching and logon
screen to be enabled to use your fingerprint to log on to Windows. To change this go to Control Panel,
select User Accounts and then click Change the way users log on or off. If your Windows screensaver
is password protected, the fingerprint capture window will now appear next to screensaver password
dialog during resume. You can authenticate to your screensaver password prompt with your enrolled
finger.
Password Management
OmniPass provides an interface that lets you manage your passwords. To access this GUI, double-click
the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click Vault Management; you will be prompted to authenticate.
Once you gain access to Vault Management, click Manage Passwords under Vault Settings. You will
see the Manage Passwords interface, with a list of friendly names.
You can view the credentials stored for any remembered website by highlighting the desired resource
under Password Protected Dialog and clicking Unmask Values. Should a password be reset, or an
account expire, you can remove stored credentials from OmniPass. Highlight the desired resource under
Password Protected Dialog and click Delete Page. You will be prompted to confirm the password
deletion.
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The two check boxes in Manage Passwords govern whether OmniPass prompts you to authenticate or
directly logs you into the remembered site.
OmniPass will overwrite an old set of credentials for a website if you attempt to use Remember
Password on an already remembered site.
The exception to the above rule is when resetting the Windows password. If your password is reset in
Windows, the next time you login to Windows, OmniPass will detect the password change and prompt
you to “Update” or “Reconfirm” the password with OmniPass. Enter your new Windows password in the
prompt and click OK. Your OmniPass "master password" will still be your Windows password.
OmniPass User Identities
Identities allow OmniPass users to have multiple accounts to the same site (e.g., [email protected] and
[email protected]). If OmniPass did not provide you identities, you would be limited to
remembering one account per site.
To create and manage identities, double-click the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click Vault
Management; OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Once you gain access to Vault Management,
click Manage Identities under Vault Settings. You can only manage the identities of the currently logged
in OmniPass user
To add a new identity, click New Identity or double-click Click here to add a new identity. Name the
new identity and click [OK], then click [Apply]. You can now switch to the new identity and start
remembering passwords.
To delete an identity, highlight the identity you want to delete and click [Delete Identity], then click
[Apply].
WHEN YOU DELETE AN IDENTITY, ALL OF ITS ASSOCIATED REMEMBERED SITES AND PASSWORD
PROTECTED DIALOGS ARE LOST.
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To set the default identity, highlight the identity you want as default and click [Set as Default]; click
[Apply] to ensure the settings are saved. If you log in to OmniPass with a fingerprint device, you will
automatically be logged in to the default identity for that OmniPass user. You can choose the identity with
which you are logging in if you login using "master password".
Choosing User Identity during Login
To choose your identity during login, type your username in the User Name: field. Press [Tab] and see
that the Domain: field self-populates. Click the Password: field to bring the cursor to it, and you will see
the pull-down menu in the Identity: field. Select the identity to login as, then click OK.
Switch User Identity
To switch identities at any time, right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and click Switch User Identity
from the submenu. The Switch Identity dialog will appear. Select the desired identity and then click OK.
Identities and Password Management
On the Manage Passwords interface of the Vault Management tab of the OmniPass Control Center,
there is a pull-down selection box labeled, Identity. This field lets you choose which identity you are
managing passwords for. When you select an identity here, only those password protected dialogs that are
associated with that identity are shown. You can perform all the functions explained in “Password
Management” on page 173.
Configuring OmniPass
This section gives an overview of both the Export/Import function and the OmniPass Control Center.
Exporting and Importing Users
YOU CANNOT IMPORT A USER INTO OMNIPASS IF THERE ALREADY IS A USER WITH THE SAME NAME
ENROLLED IN OMNIPASS.
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Using OmniPass Control Center, you can export and import users in and out of OmniPass. The export
process backs up all remembered sites, credentials, and enrolled fingerprints for an OmniPass user. All
OmniPass data for a user is backed up to a single encrypted database file. During the import process, the
Windows login of the exported user is required. If the proper credentials cannot be supplied, the user
profile will not be imported.
•
YOU SHOULD PERIODICALLY EXPORT YOUR USER PROFILE AND STORE IT IN A SAFE PLACE. IF ANYTHING
OMNIPASS PROFILE TO A NEW SYSTEM AND HAVE ALL
YOUR REMEMBERED SETTINGS AND FINGERPRINTS INSTANTLY.
HAPPENS TO YOUR SYSTEM, YOU CAN IMPORT YOUR
•
YOU DON'T FORGET THE WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS WHEN EXPORTING. WHEN YOU EXAMINE THE IMPORTATION, YOU
THE CREDENTIALS THAT WILL ALLOW A USER PROFILE TO BE IMPORTED ARE THE
WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS OF THE EXPORTED USER. THEY ARE THE CREDENTIALS THAT HAD TO BE SUBMITTED WHEN
THE USER PROFILE WAS EXPORTED. YOU WILL NEED USER NAME, PASSWORD, AND DOMAIN.
ARE PROMPTED FOR AUTHENTICATION.
Exporting an OmniPass User Profile
To export a user, open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under Manage
Users.
Click Exports an OmniPass user profile. OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Upon successfully
authentication, you must name the OmniPass user profile and decide where to save it. An .opi file is
generated, and you should store a copy of it in a safe place.
This .opi file contains all your user specific OmniPass data, and it is both encrypted and password
protected. This user profile does NOT contain any of your encrypted data files.
Importing an OmniPass User Profile
To import an OmniPass user open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under
Manage Users. Click Imports a new user into OmniPass and then select OmniPass Import/Export File
(*.opi) and click Next. OmniPass will then prompt you to browse for the file you had previously exported
(.opi file). When you select the .opi file for importation, OmniPass will prompt you for authentication.
The credentials that will allow a user profile to be imported are the Windows login credentials of the
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exported user. They are the credentials that had to be submitted when the user profile was exported. You
will need User Name, Password, and Domain. If you don’t remember the value for Domain, in a PC or
SOHO environment Domain should be your computer name.
OmniPass will notify you if the user was successfully imported.
Things to Know Regarding Import/Export
• Assume you export a local Windows User profile from OmniPass. You want to import that profile
to another machine that has OmniPass. Before you can import the profile, a Windows user with the
same login credentials must be created on the machine importing the profile.
Example: I have a Windows user with the username “Tom” and the password “Sunshine” on my
system. I have enrolled Tom into OmniPass and remembered passwords. I want to take all my
passwords to new system. I export Tom’s OmniPass user profile. I go to my new system and using
the Control Panel I create a user with the username "Tom" and the password "Sunshine". I can now
successfully import the OmniPass user data to the new system.
• If you export an OmniPass-only user, you can import that user to any computer running OmniPass,
provided that a user with that name is not already enrolled in OmniPass.
• If you attempt to import a user profile who has the same name as a user already enrolled in
OmniPass, the OmniPass import function will fail.
OmniPass Control Center
This section will serve to explain functions within the OmniPass Control Center that weren’t explained
earlier.
You can access the OmniPass Control Center any of three ways:
• Double-click the golden OmniPass key shaped icon in the Windows taskbar (typically in the lowerright corner of the desktop)
• Click the Start button; select the Programs group; select the Softex program group; and click the
OmniPass Control Center selection.
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• Open the Windows Control Panel (accessible via Start button --> Settings --> Control Panel) and
double-click the Softex OmniPass icon.
User Management
The User Management tab has two major interfaces: Add/Remove User and Import/Export User.
Import/Export User functionality is documented in “Exporting and Importing Users” on page 175.
Add/Remove User functionality is straightforward.
If you click Adds a new user to OmniPass you will start the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. The
Enrollment Wizard is documented in “User Enrollment” on page 167.
If you click Removes a user from OmniPass, OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Authenticate
with the credentials (or enrolled fingerprint) of the user you wish to remove. OmniPass will prompt you
to confirm user removal. Click OK to complete user removal.
REMOVING A USER WILL AUTOMATICALLY DESTROY ALL OMNIPASS DATA ASSOCIATED WITH THAT USER.
ALL IDENTITIES AND CREDENTIALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USER WILL BE LOST.
IF YOU’RE SURE YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE USER, WE RECOMMEND YOU EXPORT THE USER PROFILE.
User Settings
The User Settings tab has four interfaces: Audio Settings, Taskbar Tips, and Enrollment. User settings
allow users to customize OmniPass to suit their individual preferences. Under User Settings (Audio
Settings and Taskbar Tips) you can set how OmniPass notifies the user of OmniPass events (e.g.,
successful login, access denied, etc.). The details of each setting under the Audio Settings and Taskbar
Tips interfaces are self-explanatory.
The Enrollment interface allows you to enroll fingerprints. For the procedure to enroll and authentication
device refer to Chapter 2.3. To enroll additional fingerprints, click Enroll Authentication Device, and
authenticate with OmniPass. Select the fingerprint recognition device in the Select Authentication
Device screen (it should already be marked by a green check if you have a finger enrolled) and click Next.
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System Settings
The OmniPass Startup Options interface can be found in the System Settings tab. With these options you
can specify how your OmniPass Logon is tied to your Windows Logon.
The first option, Automatically log on to OmniPass as the current user, will do just as it says; during
Windows login, you will be logged on to OmniPass using your Windows login credentials. If the user
logging into Windows was never enrolled into OmniPass, upon login no one will be logged on to
OmniPass. This setting is appropriate for an office setting or any setting where users must enter a
username and password to log into a computer. This is the default setting.
With the second option, Manually log on to OmniPass at startup, OmniPass will prompt you to login
once you have logged on to Windows.
With the third option, Do not log on to OmniPass at startup, OmniPass will not prompt for a user to be
logged on.
You can manually log on to OmniPass by right-clicking the OmniPass taskbar icon and clicking Log in
User from the right-click menu.
Troubleshooting
You cannot use OmniPass to create Windows users. You must first create the Windows user, and you will
need administrative privileges to do that. Once the Windows user is created, you can add that user to
OmniPass using the same username and password
Cannot add Windows users to OmniPass
If you experience difficulties adding a Windows user to OmniPass, you may need to adjust your local
security settings. You can do this by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Local
Security Settings. Expand Local Policies, expand Security Options, and double-click Network
Access: Sharing and Security Model for Local Accounts. The correct setting should be Classic Local Users Authenticate as Themselves.
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Cannot add a User with a Blank Password to OmniPass
If you experience difficulties adding a user with a blank password to OmniPass, you may need to adjust
your local security settings. First attempt the procedure explained in the Cannot add Windows user to
OmniPass section. If the difficulties persist, then try the following procedure.
Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Local Security Settings. Expand Local
Policies, expand Security Options, and double-click Accounts: Limit local account use of blank
passwords to console login only. This setting should be set to Disabled.
Dialog appears after OmniPass authentication during Windows Logon
After installing OmniPass on your system, you can choose to logon to Windows using OmniPass. You
authenticate with OmniPass (via master password, or an enrolled security device) and OmniPass logs
you into Windows. You may, during this OmniPass authentication, see a Login Error dialog box.
This dialog box occurs when OmniPass was unable to log you into Windows with the credentials
supplied (username and password). This could happen for any of the following reasons:
• Your Windows password has changed
• Your Windows account has been disabled
If you are having difficulties due to the first reason, you will need to update OmniPass with your
changed Windows account password. Click Update Password and you will be prompted with a dialog
to reconfirm your password.
Enter the new password to your Windows user account and click OK. If the error persists, then it is
unlikely the problem is due to your Windows user account password changing.
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Index
A
BIOS
guide 46
setup utility 45
Bluetooth
Where to Find Information 161
Built-in Speakers 85
About This Guide 1, 8
AC
adapter 40
plug adapters 112
Anti-theft lock slot 16, 18
Application Panel 35
Auto/Airline Adapter 40
Automatically Downloading Driver Updates 106
C
CapsLock 24
CD-ROM 85, 86
Click Me! 48
Clicking 29
Cold-swapping 56
Configuration Label 117
Controls and Connectors 12
Conventions Used in the Guide 8
Cursor 28
Cursor Keys 26
B
Battery 53
alarm 55
bay 21
care 113
cold-swapping 56
conserving power 49
dead 90
faulty 91
increasing life 113
level indicator 23
lithium ion battery 53
low 55
problems 90, 91
recharging 54
replacing 56
shorted 55
Standby mode 55
D
DC Output Cable 40
DC Power Jack 40
Device Ports 76, 120
DIMM 72
Disk 114
Display Panel 13, 41
adjusting 42
brightness 42
181
closing 42
latch 13
opening 41
problems 92, 93
Double-Clicking 29
Dragging 31
Drivers and Application Restore CD 102
DVD drive
problems 85, 86
tray release 61, 101
Fujitsu Contact Information 9
Fujitsu Driver Update utility 48, 106, 125
Fujitsu Support Center 37
Function Key
F10 27
F3 27
F6 27
F7 27
F8 27, 34
F9 27, 34
FN 27
E
H
Emergency tray release 16, 18
Error Messages 96
ExpressCards 65
External Floppy Disk Drive
problems 86
External Monitor Port 16, 79
Hard Disk Drive
access indicator 22, 24
problems 87
Headphone Jack 78
Hibernation Feature 51
disable/enable 51
F
I
FDU 48, 106, 125
Fingerprint Sensor Device 163
enrolling a fingerprint 169
getting started 164
installing OmniPass 164
logging into a remembered site 172
OmniPass authentication toolbar 170
password replacement 170
remembering a password 170
uninstalling OmniPass 166
user enrollment 167
using OmniPass 170
Flexible Bay 15
eject lever 15
Modular Multi-Format DVD Writer 58
Installing 66, 67
Internal LAN Jack 77
K
Keyboard 13, 25
cursor keys 26
function keys 26
numeric keypad 26
problems 87
windows keys 26
182
L
N
LAN (RJ-45) Jack 16, 18
LifeBook Application Panel
configuring 38
deactivating and activating 38
launching applications 38
LifeBook Security Application Panel14
buttons 35
configuring 36
launching applications 35
NumLk 24
O
Optical Digital Audio-Out Jack 14
Optical Drive 58
P
PC Card
problems 88, 89
slot 16, 17
PC Cards
removing 66, 68
Point and Write Touchpad 32
Pointing Device
See Touchpad 28
Power
AC adapter 39
Auto/Airline adapter 39
failure 89, 90
management 49
off 52
on 43
problems 91, 92
sources 39
Power Management 49
Power On Self Test 43, 96
Power/Suspend/Resume Button 13, 49
Pre-Installed Software 123
Adobe Acrobat Reader 124
Google Toolbar 125
manuals 124
M
Media Player
care 115
Control Panel 62
loading 59
removing 61
Software 59, 62
using 63
Memory
capacity 74
compartment 21, 73
installing 72
problems 88
removing 74
upgrade module 72
Memory Stick
installing 71
removing 71
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot 17
Microphone Jack 14, 79
Modem 20, 88
Modem Jack 76
Modem Result Codes 101
Mouse problems 87
183
R
T
Registration 48
Restarting 51
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software 102
RJ-11 76
RJ-45 77
Touchpad 28
buttons 28
controls 31
Touchpad Pointing Device 14
Troubleshooting 82
S
U
ScrLk 24
SD Card
installing 71
removing 71
SDRAM 21, 72
Secure Digital Card
removing 71
Security Panel 35
Sleep Mode 49
Specifications 117
Audio 119
Chipset 118
Dimensions and Weight 122
Environmental Requirements 122
Keyboard 121
Memory 118
Microprocessor 118
Power 121
Video 118
Status Indicator Panel 13, 22
Stereo Speakers 14
Support Button 37
Universal Serial Bus Ports 78
Unpacking 11
USB 2.0 Ports 15, 16, 18, 78, 88
V
Volume control 34
W
Warranty 10
Windows keys 26
Application key 26
Start keys 26
Windows Vista
restoring the Operating System 103
Wireless LAN
Before Using the Wireless LAN 151
Specifications 159
Troubleshooting 157
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