Fujitsu LifeBook E8420 User manual

Fujitsu LifeBook E8420 User manual
User’s Guide
Learn how to use your
Fujitsu LifeBook
E8420 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-8131-01ENZ0-00
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 E8420 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. The current
rating is determined by the graphics card used in the system, and is indicated on the Fujitsu label on the bottom of the system.
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:
•
•
•
•
•
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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.
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.
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
For TV tuner use: To protect from overvoltages and transients on the Cable Distribution System, make 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.
Contents
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Conventions Used in the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Fujitsu Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Locating the Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Top Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back Panel Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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16
19
20
22
Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC Adapter Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Level Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Charging Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24
25
25
26
Wireless Radio Emission Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
PC Card Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
NumLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
ScrLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Security Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Touchpad Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Clicking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Double-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Touchpad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Optional Quick Point Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Controlling the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Flexible Bay Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Removing and Installing Modular Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
LifeBook Security/Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Setting up Your LifeBook Security Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Operating Your LifeBook Security/Application Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Uninstalling the Security Panel Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Launching Applications with the Security/Application Panel . . . . . . . . . . 44
2
Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Connecting the Power Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using the Power Options (Windows Vista) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using the Windows Mobility Center (Windows Vista) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Closing the Display Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Starting Your LifeBook Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Hard Disk Drive Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Booting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Starting Windows Vista the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Starting Windows XP the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Installing Click Me! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Power Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Power/Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Hibernate Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Windows Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Powering Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
3
Chapter 3
User-Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Media Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Loading Media on Your Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Removing Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Using the Media Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Using Media Player on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Installing Memory Stick/SD Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Removing A Memory Stick/SD Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
PC Cards/ExpressCards™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Installing ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Removing ExpressCards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Smart Card Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Installing Memory Upgrade Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Checking the Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Parallel Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Port Replicator Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Universal Serial Bus Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Infrared Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
IEEE 1394 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Microphone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
External Video Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
HDMI Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Modem Result Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Re-installing Individual Drivers and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Restoring the Operating System for Windows Vista Systems . . . . . . . . . . 114
Restoring the Operating System for Windows XP Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Automatically Downloading Driver Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
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Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
Caring for your LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Cleaning your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Cleaning the dust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Storing your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Media Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Chipset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Mass Storage Device Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Modular Bay Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Pre-Installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Learning About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
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Glossary/Regulatory
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide
Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Wireless LAN Devices Covered by this Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Characteristics of the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Deactivating/Disconnecting the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Deactivation Using the Wireless Device On/Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Disconnection Using the Icon in the Taskbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Activating the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Configuring the Wireless LAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Troubleshooting the WLAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
WLAN Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Using the Bluetooth Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
What is Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Where to Find Information About Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Using a UWB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
What is Certified Wireless USB? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Using Certified Wireless USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device
Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Installing OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
User Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Using OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Configuring OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
OmniPass Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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Preface
About This Guide
The LifeBook E8420 notebook from Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation provides desktop
performance with a fast, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor. Depending upon the configuration, your
notebook has either a built-in 15.4” TFT WXGA or WSXGA+ 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 Microsoft® Windows® XP
Professional 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”.
DOS commands you enter appear in Courier type. Example: “Shutdown the computer?”
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THE INFORMATION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF
THE SUBJECT MATERIAL.
THE CAUTION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR
COMPUTER, OR TO THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR FILES. PLEASE READ ALL CAUTION INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
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 E8420 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 E8420 notebook
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Locating the Controls and Connectors
Stereo Speaker
Display Panel
Optional Quick Point
Cursor Control
Status Indicator Panel
LifeBook Security/
Application Panel
Power/Suspend/
Resume Button
Stereo Speaker
Wireless Device
On/Off Switch
Keyboard
IrDA Sensor
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
Display Panel Latch Button
Touchpad Pointing Device
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
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 24.
LifeBook Security/Application Panel
The LifeBook Security/Application Panel provides hardware security and one-touch application launch
capability. See “LifeBook Security/Application Panel” on page 38.
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 60.
Stereo Speakers
The built-in dual speakers allow for stereo sound.
Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows keys. See “Keyboard” on page 28.
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 optional Quick Point cursor control. See “Touchpad Pointing Device” on page 31. 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 175.
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Display Panel Latch Button
The display panel latch button is used to latch and unlatch the display. See “Opening the Display Panel”
on page 49.
Memory Stick/SD Card Slot
The Memory Stick/SD card slot allows you to install a Memory Stick or a Secure Digital (SD) card for
data storage. This architecture allows you to transfer data from a variety of different digital devices. See
“Installing Memory Stick/SD Cards” on page 78.
Wireless Device On/Off Switch
The wireless device on/off switch is used to turn on and off the optional WLAN, Bluetooth, ande Wireless
USB devices. Switching the device off when not in use will help to extend battery life. See “Activating
the WLAN Device” on page 166.
IrDA Sensor
Provides an infrared interface for communication with devices IrDA Standard Rev.1.1-compliant.
Quick Point Cursor Control
The optional Quick Point control offers an additional method for moving the cursor. See “Optional Quick
Point Feature” on page 34.
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Microphone Jack
ExpressCard Slot (top slot)
IEEE 1394 Jack
ExpressCard
Eject Button
Modem (RJ-11) Jack
DC Power Jack
USB 2.0 Ports
Headphone Jack
Smart Card Slot
Air Vents
PC Card Slot (bottom slot)
PC Card
Eject Button
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.
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. See “Microphone Jack” on
page 93.
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 88.
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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.
IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Jack
The 4-pin 1394 jack is used to connect between your notebook and an IEEE 1394 peripheral such as a
digital video camera. See “IEEE 1394 Port” on page 92.
ExpressCard Slot
The ExpressCard slot allows you to install an ExpressCard. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™” on page 79.
ExpressCard Eject Button
The ExpressCard eject button is used for removing an ExpressCard from the slot.
PC Card Eject Button
The PC Card eject button is used for removing a PC Card from the slot.
PC Card Slot
The PC Card Slots allow you to install a Type I or Type II PC Card. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™” on
page 79.
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Smart Card Slot
A dedicated Smart Card slot is provided on your notebook. Smart Cards are the same size and shape as
credit cards, but they contain an integrated microprocessor chip. See “Smart Card Reader” on page 83. In
order to use the embedded Smart Card Reader, you must purchase optional third-party software for
installation.
Air Vents
The air vents are used to cool the system to prevent overheating.
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.
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 91.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones. See “Headphone Jack” on page 93.
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter to power your LifeBook notebook and charge
the internal Lithium ion battery.
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Anti-Theft Lock Slot
Flexible Bay
Flexible Bay Release Latch
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.
Anti-theft Lock Slot
The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device.
Flexible Bay
The Flexible Bay can accommodate one of the following devices. See “Flexible Bay Devices” on page 36.
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Modular DVD-ROM drive
Modular DVD/CD-RW combo drive
Modular Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
Modular Lithium ion battery
Modular second hard disk drive
Weight Saver
Flexible Bay Release Latch
The Flexible Bay release latch releases the Flexible Bay device.
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Anti-Theft Lock Slot
Air Vents
USB 2.0 Ports
Parallel Port
Serial Port
HDMI Jack
Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack
External Video Port
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 91.
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Serial Port
The serial port allows you to connect serial RS-232 devices, such as serial printers or serial scanners. See
“Serial Port” on page 90.
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 89.
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.
Parallel Port
The parallel port allows you to connect parallel devices, such as a printer. (This is also sometimes referred
to as an LPT port.) See “Parallel Port” on page 90.
External Video Port
The external monitor port allows you to connect an external monitor or LCD projector. See “External
Video Port” on page 94.
HDMI Jack
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) jack is used to connect the notebook to a compatible
TV. HDMI is a single-cable solution that carries high-definition audio and video. See “HDMI Jack” on
page 94.
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Air Vents
Lithium ion
Battery Bay
Dust Filter
Memory Upgrade
Compartment
Port Replicator
Connector
Figure 6. LifeBook notebook bottom panel
Bottom Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.
Memory Upgrade Compartment
Your notebook comes with high speed Double Data Rate 3 Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR3
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 84. Under
normal circumstances, it should not be necessary to open this compartment.
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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 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.
Lithium ion Battery Bay
The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion battery. It can be opened for the removal of the battery
when stored over a long period of time or for swapping a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion
battery. See “Lithium ion Battery” on page 65.
Port Replicator Connector
This connector allows you to connect the optional Port Replicator to your notebook.
Dust Filter
The dust filter helps protect your system from dust contamination. See “Cleaning the dust filter” on
page 123.
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Power
Battery
Identifier
AC Adapter
Battery
Charging
Hard Drive/
Optical Drive
Access Indicator
NumLk
ScrLk
CapsLk
Security
Battery Level
Radio Wireless
Emission Indicator
PC Card Access
(PC Card Slot)
Figure 7. Status Indicator Panel
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator displays symbols that correspond to a specific component of your Fujitsu LifeBook
notebook. These symbols tell you how each of those components are operating.
Power Indicator
The Power indicator symbol states whether your system is operational. It has several different states, each
of which tells you the mode your notebook is in.
• Steady On: This means that there is power to your LifeBook notebook and that it is ready for use.
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• Flashing: This means that your notebook is in Suspend mode.
• Steady Off: This means that your notebook is either in Hibernate mode, or it has been turned off.
AC Adapter Indicator
The AC Adapter indicator shows whether your notebook is operating from the AC adapter, Auto/Airline
adapter or battery(s). This icon has two different states that can tell you what power source your notebook
is using.
• On: This means that either of the adapters are currently in use.
• Off: Power is only coming from the batteries, and you do not have an adapter connected.
76%–100% Charging
Battery Level Indicators
The two Battery Level indicators state whether or not
the primary Lithium ion battery and/or the optional
second Lithium ion battery are installed (Battery 1
refers to the primary Lithium ion battery, while Battery
2 refers to the Flexible Bay optional second battery).
In addition, this symbol states how much charge is
available within each installed battery. The symbol
will only be displayed for a battery that is currently
installed in your LifeBook notebook.
76%–100%
51%–75%
26%–50%
11%–25%
Low Warning <11%
Critical Low or
Dead Battery
Shorted Battery
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Battery Charging Indicators
Located to the left of each Battery Level indicator is a small arrow symbol. This symbol states whether
that specific battery is charging. This indicator will flash if the battery is too hot or cold to charge.
BATTERIES SUBJECTED TO SHOCKS, VIBRATION OR EXTREME TEMPERATURES CAN BE PERMANENTLY
DAMAGED.
Wireless Radio Emission Indicator
The Wireless Radio Emission indicator appears when the Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, or Wireles USB are
emitting.
Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator
The Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access indicator tells you that the hard drive or optical drive is being
accessed. If the Auto Insert Notification function is active, the indicator will flash periodically when your
system is checking the optical drive. If the Auto Insert Notification function is not active, the indicator
will only flash when you access the optical drive. The default setting is the Auto Insert Notification
function active.
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THE DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION FUNCTION WILL PERIODICALLY CHECK FOR A DISC
INSTALLED IN THE DRIVE, CAUSING THE INDICATOR TO FLASH. THE DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM AUTO INSERT
NOTIFICATION FUNCTION ALLOWS YOUR SYSTEM TO START A DISC AUTOMATICALLY AS SOON AS IT IS INSERTED
IN THE DRIVE AND THE TRAY IS CLOSED. IT WILL BEGIN PLAYING AN AUDIO DVD/CD OR WILL START AN
APPLICATION IF THE DVD/CD HAS AN AUTO-RUN FILE.
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THE HDD/OPTICAL DRIVE ACCESS INDICATOR DOES NOT INDICATE WHICH HARD DRIVE IS BEING ACCESSED.
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PC Card Access Indicator
The PC Card Access indicator shows whether or not your notebook is accessing a PC Card. The indicator
will flash if your software tries to access a PC Card even if there is no card installed. See “PC
Cards/ExpressCards™” on page 79.
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.
Security Indicator
The Security Indicator flashes (if a password was set) when the system resumes from Off or Sleep mode.
You must enter the password that was set in the Security Panel before you can resume operation.
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Keyboard
Function Keys
Home
Fn Key
Start Key
Numeric Keypad
(surrounded by heavy line)
Application Key
End
Cursor Keys
Figure 8. Keyboard
Using the Keyboard
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integral 84-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.
• Numeric keypad: Your notebook allows certain keys to serve dual purposes, both as standard
characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The ability to toggle between the standard
character and numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk] key.
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• Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to
the right, left, up, or down within windows, applications and documents.
• Function keys: The keys labeled [F1] through [F12], are used in conjunction with the [Fn] key to
produce special actions that vary depending on what program is running.
• Windows keys: These keys work with your Windows operating system and function the same as
the onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on your pointing device.
Numeric Keypad
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as both standard character keys and numeric keypad
keys. NumLk can be activated by pressing the [NumLk] keys. Turning off the NumLk feature is done the
same way. Once this feature is activated you can enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ),
subtraction ( - ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using the keys designated
as ten-key function keys. The keys in the numeric keypad are marked on the front edge of the key to
indicate their secondary functions.
Windows Keys
Your LifeBook notebook has two Windows keys, consisting of a Start key and an Application key. The
Start key displays the Start menu. This button functions the same as your onscreen Start menu button. The
Application key functions the same as your right mouse button and displays shortcut menus for the
selected item. (Please refer to your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the
Windows keys.)
Cursor Keys
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard which allow you to move the cursor up, down,
left and right in applications. In programs such as Windows Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the
next item up, down, left, or right).
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Function Keys
Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ
for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used.
• 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+F4]: Pressing [F4] while holding [Fn] will toggle the Quick Point feature on and off. Note that
the [Fn+F4] combination only works if Manual Setting is selected in the BIOS. (See “BIOS Setup
Utility” on page 53)
• [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
Optional Quick Point Control
Left Buttons
Scroll Button or
Optional Fingerprint
Sensor
Cursor Control
Right Buttons
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, two left and right buttons, and a scrolling button.
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. The left and right buttons function the same as mouse
buttons. Note that the left and right buttons that are located at the top of the Touchpad are designed for use
with the optional Quick Point Control, and they function in the same manner as the lower buttons. The
actual functionality of the buttons may vary depending on the application that is being used. The scrolling
button allows you to navigate quickly through pages, without having to use the scroll bars.
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CERTAIN E8420 LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOKS ARE EQUIPPED WITH AN OPTIONAL “QUICK POINT” BUTTON FOR
MOVING THE CURSOR. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT QUICK POINT, SEE “OPTIONAL QUICK POINT FEATURE”
ON PAGE 34.
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THE SCROLLING BUTTON MAY BE REPLACED BY AN OPTIONAL FINGERPRINT SENSOR. FOR INFORMATION ON
USING THE OPTIONAL FINGERPRINT SENSOR, REFER TO “FINGERPRINT SENSOR DEVICE” ON PAGE 99.
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AN EXTERNAL MOUSE CAN BE CONNECTED TO EITHER THE USB OR PS/2 PORTS ON YOUR LIFEBOOK
NOTEBOOK OR THE OPTIONAL PORT REPLICATOR, 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 53.
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.
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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.
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.
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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Scrolling
Using the Scrolling button allows you to navigate through a
document quickly without using the window’s scroll bars. This
is particularly useful when you are navigating through on-line
pages. To use the Scrolling button, press the crescent shape at
the top or bottom of the button to scroll up or down a page.
When you have reached the desired section of the page, release
the button.
If your system has the optional fingerprint sensor in place of the
scrolling button, it can be used for scrolling by moving your
finger up and down over its surface. See “Appendix B:
Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 175.
Optional Quick Point Feature
The optional Quick Point device consists of a cursor control
button at the lower center of the keyboard. It is roughly the
same size and shape as a pencil eraser. The cursor control
works the same way a mouse ball does, and moves the cursor
around the display. It only requires light pressure to move; the
more pressure you use, the faster the cursor will move.
The left and right buttons that are located at the top of the
Touchpad are designed for use with the Quick Point control,
and they function in the same manner as the lower buttons.
When used with the Quick Point button, the middle Touchpad
button allows you to scroll up and down a screen.
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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 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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Flexible Bay
Flexible Bay Release Latch
Figure 10. Flexible Bay
Flexible Bay Devices
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a Flexible Bay. The Flexible Bay can house an optical drive, a
Lithium ion battery, a modular second hard disk drive and a weight saver.
Your Flexible Bay will have one of the following devices installed.
• Modular Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer: This allows you to access movies, software, and
audio DVD/CDs and record to DVD, CD, and DVD-RAM discs.
• Modular DVD/CD-RW combo drive: This allows you to access movies, software, and audio
DVD/CDs as well as to write to CDs.
• Modular DVD-ROM drive: This allows you to access software, data, or audio from CDs or DVDs.
• Modular second hard disk drive.
• Modular Lithium ion battery: This is a rechargeable battery that can be used to power your
LifeBook notebook when an adapter is not connected.
• Weight Saver: This is used to fill the bay when no device is needed.
Removing and Installing Modular Devices
There are two ways to remove and install modular devices in the Flexible Bay:
• Cold-swapping: swapping devices while your LifeBook notebook is powered off.
• Hot-swapping: swapping devices while your system is active using the Safely Remove Hardware
icon from your system tray.
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YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE YOUR FLEXIBLE BAY EMPTY WHEN THE NOTEBOOK IS IN OPERATION. IF LEFT
EMPTY, DUST OR FOREIGN MATTER MAY ACCUMULATE INSIDE THE NOTEBOOK.
Cold-swapping
To cold-swap modular devices in your Flexible Bay follow these easy steps:
1
2
3
Close any open files.
4
Slide your device out until it is clear of the
bay. This will require light force.
5
Slide the device you are installing into your
notebook until it clicks into place.
6
7
It is now safe to turn your notebook back on.
Shut down your LifeBook notebook.
Pull out the Flexible Bay release latch. This
will push your device out slightly, allowing
you to remove it.
You can now access and use the device.
Flexible Bay
Release Latch
Removing/Installing
a device in the
Flexible Bay
Your LifeBook notebook will automatically detect the new device and activate it within your system. The
drive letters associated with the device will be created and listed under My Computer and Windows
Explorer.
Hot-swapping
Hot-swapping is provided through the Safely Remove Hardware utility. The icon for the utility appears in
the system tray. Click on the icon and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Button 1
Button 3
Button 2
1
2
Button 4
3
4
Enter
Enter
button
Figure 11. LifeBook Security/Application Panel
LifeBook Security/Application Panel
A unique feature of your LifeBook notebook is the Security/Application Panel that allows you to secure
your notebook from unauthorized use. The Security/Application Panel also allows you to launch
applications with the touch of a button when your system is on.
If the security system is activated, upon starting your notebook or resuming from suspend mode the
security system requires you to enter a password code using the buttons on the Security/Application Panel.
After entering a correct password, your notebook resumes system operation.
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Setting up Your LifeBook Security Panel
When you receive your LifeBook notebook, the security panel application is pre-installed without any
passwords. The following sections provide detailed information on your security panel, and how to set,
change or remove passwords.
Numbered Buttons
Use these buttons to enter your password.
Enter Button
After entering the button strokes, push this button to enter the password into the LifeBook notebook.
Passwords
The user and supervisor password may be set on this notebook. A supervisor password is typically the
same for all LifeBook notebooks in a working group, office, or company to allow for system management.
Individual LifeBook notebooks in a group environment should not use a common password. A password
consists of one to five button strokes plus the [Enter] button. A valid stroke consists of pushing one or up
to four buttons simultaneously. The following are valid button strokes:
• Pushing [4] by itself
• Pushing [2] and [3] at the same time
• Pushing [1], [2], and [4] at the same time
• Pushing [1], [2], [3], and [4] at the same time
The following are valid passwords. The numbers within braces ({ }) are button strokes using more than
one button.
• {[2]+[3]}, [1], [enter]
• [4], [enter]
• {[1]+[3]}, {[2]+[3]+[4]}, [1], [4], [2], [enter]
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Setting Passwords
When shipped from the factory, no passwords are set. You have a choice of having no password or setting
supervisor and user passwords. You must set the supervisor password before the user password.
THE PURPOSE OF SUPERVISOR PASSWORD IS TO BE ABLE TO BYPASS THE USER PASSWORD IN CASE
THE USER PASSWORD IS FORGOTTEN. THE SUPERVISOR PASSWORD ALONE WILL NOT LOCK THE
SYSTEM. YOU MUST SET BOTH THE SUPERVISOR AND USER PASSWORDS FOR THE SECURITY PANEL TO
WORK.
Setting Supervisor Password
You must have set a supervisor password before setting any user passwords. The supervisor password can
bypass the user password. Depending upon your operating system, use the appropriate procedure below.
1
2
3
4
Go to the Start menu.
5
Follow the on-screen instructions to set the Supervisor password.
Select All Programs.
Select Accessories, then select Run.
Type in:
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Security Panel Application\Supervisor\FJSECS.EXE, then
press [Enter]
Setting User Password
1 Go to the Start menu.
2 Select All Programs.
3 Select Security Panel Application and Set User Password.
4 Follow instructions to set the user password.
YOU MAY CHANGE OR REMOVE THE SUPERVISOR OR USER PASSWORD BY REPEATING THE STEPS
DEFINED ABOVE.
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Operating Your LifeBook Security/Application Panel
The security lock feature is in effect both when the system resumes from Off or suspend state. You will
need to enter the user password right after pressing the Suspend/Resume button. Your system will not boot
or resume from Sleep without entering your supervisor/user password.
From Off State
1 Turn on your system.
2 When the Security Indicator flashes, enter the password and press [Enter] button. For example, if the password
is 22222, press button number [2] five times and press [Enter] button.
3
The notebook will boot to normal operation.
From Suspend State
1 Press your Power/Suspend/Resume button.
2 When the Security Indicator flashes, enter the password and press [Enter] button.
3 The notebook should resume normal operation.
Incorrect Password Entry
If an invalid supervisor or user password is entered three times in succession, the system will “beep” for
about one minute. If a valid password is entered within a minute (while system beeps), the beeping will
stop and the notebook will resume normal operation. If no password (or an invalid one) is entered while
the system beeps, the system will return to its previous locked state (suspend or off) and the Security
Indicator will go off. To reactivate the notebook after a password failure, you must press the
Power/Suspend/Resume button, then enter a correct password.
REMEMBER THE USER PASSWORD YOU SPECIFIED ON THE SECURITY PANEL APPLICATION. IF YOU
FORGET THE PASSWORD YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR COMPUTER. THE SUPERVISOR
PASSWORD CAN OVERRIDE THE USER PASSWORD.
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Precautions
Opening and Closing the Cover
Closing the cover automatically places the notebook into suspend mode. Opening the cover does not
automatically place the notebook into normal operation. Instead, you must enter the proper security
password after pushing the Power/Suspend/Resume button. This setting can be changed in the Power
Options Control Panel.
Low Battery Operations
If your LifeBook notebook has low battery, pushing the Power/Suspend/Resume button only turns on the
Security Indicator. Your notebook does not unlock, the Security Indicator turns off after one minute. To
resume normal operation, first attach a power supply to the notebook. Then you may unlock the notebook.
Uninstalling the Security Panel Application
You have two options when uninstalling the security panel application:
• Uninstall the security panel application software. This will disable all security features.
• Uninstall the security panel application with password still active. This will not allow any changes
to the password.
Uninstalling the Security Panel Application
Remove passwords when the User wants no password protection whatsoever and doesn’t want to give
anybody the utility to set a password on their computer. In this case, if passwords (supervisor, user, or
both) are set, the passwords must first be cleared BEFORE removing the application. To clear passwords,
follow same procedure in “Setting Passwords” except this time, select [Remove], enter current password
then click [Next]. When asked to confirm, select [Yes].
Removing Security Panel Application with Passwords Still Active
Using this feature will not allow any changes to the password. Depending upon your operating system,
the procedures differ slightly, as noted below.
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REMOVING THE APPLICATIONS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PASSWORD. IT SIMPLY REMOVES THE UTILITY TO
CHANGE/ADD/REMOVE PASSWORDS. TO CHANGE A PASSWORD YOU MUST REINSTALL THE APPLICATION.
User:
1 Go to Start Menu, Click on Control Panel.
2 Open Add or Remove Programs (In Vista: Programs and Features) in the Control Panel.
3 Select the Security Panel Application (In Vista: Security Panel) in the list, and click Add/Remove.
4 When the Confirm File Deletion box appears, click Yes.
Supervisor:
1
2
3
Go to Start Menu, Click on Control Panel.
4
When the Confirm File Deletion box appears, click Yes.
Open Add/Remove Programs Properties in the Control Panel.
Select the Security Panel Application for Supervisor (In Vista: Security Panel for Supervisor) in the list,
and click Add/Remove.
Reinstalling the Security/Application Panel
To reinstall supervisor or user security application, you will need your Drivers and Applications CD. The
Utilities/Security Application Panel folder contains two separate folders: Supervisor and User. The
setup files for supervisor and user security applications are contained in those folders.
1
Go to the Utilities/Security Application Pane/Supervisor folder on the CD and double-click the setupS.exe
file. (In Vista, the path is: Utilities/SAP/Vista/Supervisor/SetupS.exe). The Installing Security Panel
Application window will appear. Follow the instructions on the screen.
2
Go to the Utilities/Security Application Panel/User folder on the CD and double-click the setup.exe file.(In
Vista, the path is: Utilities/SAP/Vista/Setup.exe) The Installing Security Panel Application window will appear.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Supervisor and user passwords can be set via Windows software using the FJSECS.exe and FJSECU.exe
files, respectively. FJSECU.exe for the user password cannot run without first setting a supervisor
password. You need to run FJSECS.exe first to set the supervisor password. Follow instructions under
Setting Passwords on page 40.
If you forget both passwords, contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation Service and Support at 1800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487). Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation charges a service fee for
unlocking a password restricted LifeBook notebook. When calling please have a valid credit card and
provide proof of ownership. You will then be given instructions on where to ship your notebook.
Launching Applications with the Security/Application Panel
The security panel also 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 Security /Application Panel. These
utilities are found in the Start menu, under Settings > Control Panel > Application Panel (or Button, in
Windows Vista). They include two Application Panel Setup tabs, E-mail Setup, and Internet Setup.
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
Click on [Start] > Settings > Control Panel > Application Panel (or Button, in Windows Vista).
The Application Panel Setup (or Button Setting in Windows Vista) 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.
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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
4
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.
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.
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Deactivating and Activating the LifeBook Application Panel
To deactivate the LifeBook Application Panel in Microsoft Windows XP systems, follow these easy steps.
(Note that in Windows Vista systems, the application panel is automatically activated):
1
2
3
4
Click on Start.
Click on Programs.
Click on LifeBook Application Panel.
Click on Stop Application Panel.
To reactivate, follow the same procedure, except for step 4. Click on Restart Application Panel instead.
EVERY TIME YOU START WINDOWS THE LIFEBOOK APPLICATION PANEL IS ACTIVATED, EVEN IF YOU
DEACTIVATED IT BEFORE YOU SHUT DOWN.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
DC Power Jack
AC Adapter
Figure 12. 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
Accessory.
OR
3
Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power jack on an airplane seat.
Switching from AC Adapter Power or the Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power
1
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
Figure 13. Opening the Display Panel
Display Panel
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright
environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology.
Opening the Display Panel
1
2
Press the Display Panel latch 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. In Windows XP systems, the brightness can be adjusted using
the keyboard. In Windows Vista systems, there are three ways to adjust the brightness, by using the
keyboard, the Power Options, or the Windows Mobility Center.
NOTE THAT WHEN YOU CHANGE THE DISPLAY SETTINGS IN WINDOWS XP SYSTEMS, THE CHANGES
WILL BE RETAINED AFTER STANDBY AND RESTART. IN WINDOWS VISTA SYSTEMS, THE CHANGED
SETTINGS ARE TEMPORARY BY DEFAULT, BUT THEY CAN BE MADE PERMANENT BY USING THE POWER
OPTIONS UTILITY IN THE CONTROL PANEL.
Using the Keyboard
Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the setting only temporarily in Windows Vista.
• [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 (Windows Vista)
To change the brightness using the Power Options utility, open the Control Panel and double-click on the
Power Options icon. Select “Adjust the display brightness” in the left panel, then drag the brightness bars
to the desired level. Note that the settings you make via this utility become permanent until you decide to
change them again.
Using the Windows Mobility Center (Windows Vista)
In the Control Panel, double-click the Windows Mobility Center icon. Drag the Display Brightness bar to
the desired level.
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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.
THE HIGHER THE BRIGHTNESS LEVEL, THE MORE POWER THE NOTEBOOK WILL CONSUME AND THE
FOR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE, MAKE SURE THAT THE
BRIGHTNESS IS SET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
FASTER YOUR BATTERIES WILL DISCHARGE.
Closing the Display Panel
1
2
Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it forward until it is flush with the body of your LifeBook notebook.
Push down until you hear a click. This will engage the locking mechanism and prevent your display panel from
opening unexpectedly.
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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook
Power On
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
The Power/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 battery, you can power on your notebook.
WHEN YOU TURN ON YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK BE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE. THIS MEANS
THAT AT LEAST ONE 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 (see “Sleep Mode” on page 61), or you can turn it off (see “Powering Off” on page 63)
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 108
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.
NEVER TURN OFF YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK DURING THE POWER ON SELF TEST (POST) OR IT WILL
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK ON THE
NEXT TIME. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 108
CAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR
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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 found. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence
including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and
without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.
The boot sequence is executed when:
• You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.
• 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.
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.
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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 in the next
section):
1
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:
• BIOS Setup
• Diagnostic Screen
• Boot Menu
• Patent Information
• System Information
• Continue Booting
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.
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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 In the Online Support section, click on User’s Guides.
Select your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go].
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.
Depending upon your operating system (Windows Vista or XP edition), there is a different procedure for
starting your system for the first time, as outlined below.
Starting Windows Vista the first time
THE FIRST TIME YOU INITIALIZE YOUR WINDOWS VISTA SYSTEM, THE SCREEN WILL BE BLANK FOR
APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES. THIS IS NORMAL. AFTER INITIALIZATION, A “SET UP WINDOWS” DIALOG
BOX WILL APPEAR.
IMPORTANT: DURING THE SETUP PROCEDURE, DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY, PRESS ANY
BUTTONS, OR USE ANY PERIPHERAL DEVICES SUCH AS A MOUSE, KEYBOARD, OR REMOTE CONTROL.
In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows Vista operating system, it should
be registered the first time you use it.
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1
First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs).
•
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.
•
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.
2
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.
3
4
The next screen asks for a Computer Name and allows you to choose a desktop background.
5
6
On the next screen set your time and date settings.
7
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.
8
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.
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.
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).
2
Click on Register Windows Online and follow the instructions that appear to register your copy of Windows.
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Starting Windows XP the First Time
Registering Windows XP with Microsoft
In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows operating system, it should be
registered the first time you use it.
After you receive the Windows Welcome screen, you will be prompted to enter registration information
in the following order.
First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs). After accepting
the EULAs, you will be asked if you want to enable the Automatic Updates feature. Acceptance of this
feature is recommended because it allows your system to be updated automatically whenever an important
change becomes available for your notebook.
•
IF YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE
AGREEMENT FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING WINDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
•
YOU CANNOT USE YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU
STOP THE PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WINDOWS WELCOME PROCESS,
EVEN IF YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN.
Several additional windows will appear, prompting you to enter a name and description for your
computer, an Administrator password, and a domain name. Read the instructions on the screens carefully
and fill in the information as directed.
You will then be automatically connected to the Internet, if you have an appropriate connection available.
If an automatic connection is not possible, you will be asked about how you dial out from where you will
be using your LifeBook notebook. If you are not connected to a phone line and plan to register at a later
time, you may click the Skip button.
3
Once you are connected to the Internet, you will be asked if you wish to continue with the registration.
If you select Yes you will then enter your name and address, and email address if desired. Click Next
to complete registration.
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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.
ClickMe!
Installing Click Me!
BEFORE INSTALLING THE CLICKME! UTILITY, BE SURE THE WIRELESS DEVICE SWITCH IS TURNED ON.
Windows Vista Systems
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.
Windows XP Systems
The first time you boot up your system, you will see an icon called Click Me! in the Start menu. We highly
recommend that you install the ClickMe! utility the first time you boot up. When you click the Click
Me! icon, your system will automatically create the related icons in the system tray in the bottom right of
the screen. These icons provide links to utilities that you will frequently access, such as wireless LAN
software provided by the wireless LAN manufacturer.
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THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT INSTALLED BY THE CLICKME!
UTILITY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, REFER TO YOUR GETTING STARTED GUIDE.
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility
Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can
choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For
more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on
page 118.
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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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT “STANDBY MODE” IN WINDOWS XP IS KNOWN AS “SLEEP MODE” IN WINDOWS
VISTA. THE TWO TERMS ARE INTERCHANGEABLE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS DOCUMENT, “SLEEP MODE”
WILL BE USED.
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)
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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.
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, NOTE THAT THE BATTERY CONTINUES TO DISCHARGE WHILE
YOUR NOTEBOOK IS IN SLEEP MODE, THOUGH NOT AS FAST AS WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL.
DISABLING THE POWER/SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USED TO PUT THE NOTEBOOK INTO
SLEEP OR HIBERNATION MODE. THE BUTTON RESUME FUNCTION CAN’T BE DISABLED.
THE SLEEP OR HIBERNATION 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
MODE CANNOT RETURN TO THE EXACT STATE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION, BECAUSE ALL OF THE PERIPHERAL DEVICES
WILL BE RE-INITIALIZED WHEN THE SYSTEM RESTARTS.
IF YOUR NOTEBOOK IS ACTIVELY ACCESSING INFORMATION WHEN YOU ENTER THE SLEEP OR HIBERNATION 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 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
UP/DOWN SEQUENCES AND RESETS PERIPHERAL DEVICES.
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Hibernate 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
Windows Vista:
The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:
1
2
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 XP:
The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:
1
2
3
From the Start menu, select Settings, and then select Control Panel.
From the Control Panel select Power Options.
Select the Hibernate tab. Select the box to enable or disable this feature.
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
Windows Vista:
1
2
Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the right arrow.
Select the desired action from the list.
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Windows XP:
1
2
3
Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
Select the Restart option from within the Windows Shut Down dialog box.
Click OK to restart your notebook. Your notebook will shut down and then reboot.
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.
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, EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS, AND SHUT DOWN YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM
PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER. IF FILES ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF, YOU WILL
LOSE ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SAVED, AND MAY CAUSE DISK ERRORS.
Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows allows your notebook to complete its operations
and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is:
1
2
Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the small arrow at the bottom right of the menu.
Select Shut Down from the list.
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If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more, see the Care and Maintenance Section.
• ALWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND/OR PACKAGING IT. AFTER
SHUTTING DOWN THE SYSTEM, WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS LED PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION
(I.E., THE INDICATOR PANEL IS BLANK).
• IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE
WHEN YOU CLOSE THE LID.
THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE-OS BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY
SETTINGS OR SOME OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER.
• ATTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE
TO SHOCK OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED.
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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 “Battery Charging Indicators” on page 26.
• When using a high current device such as a modem, Multi-Format DVD Writer, 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
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)
PROPERLY.
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 SHOWN
BATTERY LEVEL ICON ON THE STATUS INDICATOR PANEL.
INSIDE THE
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 Sleep
mode, or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery. (See Power Management on page 60 for more
information on Sleep 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 Sleep mode. There is no guarantee that your data will be saved
once the notebook reaches this point.
• ONCE THE LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE APPEARS, YOU NEED TO SAVE ALL YOUR ACTIVE
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK INTO SLEEP MODE UNTIL YOU CAN PROVIDE A NEW
YOU SHOULD PROVIDE A CHARGED BATTERY, AN AC POWER ADAPTER, OR
AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
DATA AND PUT YOUR
POWER SOURCE.
• WHEN YOU ARE IN SLEEP MODE THERE MUST ALWAYS BE AT LEAST ONE POWER SOURCE ACTIVE. IF
YOU REMOVE ALL POWER SOURCES WHILE YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK IS IN SLEEP MODE, ANY DATA
THAT HAS NOT BEEN SAVED TO THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE LOST.
Dead Battery Suspend mode shows on the Status indicator just like the normal Sleep mode. Once your
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.
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Shorted Batteries
The Status Indicator panel uses a symbol inside 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.
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:
1
2
3
Have a charged battery ready to install.
4
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
1
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 14. Removing a Battery
2
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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Media Tray Eject Button
Media Holder Tray
Emergency Tray Release
Figure 15. Optical Drive
Optical Drive
There is a variety of media available to use with your system, depending upon the system configuration
you have selected. Multi-Format DVD Writers, DVD/CD-RW Combo drives, and DVD-ROM drives are
collectively known as “optical drives”.
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.
Depending upon your notebook configuration, you may have one of the following optical drives:
• DVD/CD-RW combo: A DVD/CD-RW combo drive allows you to access movie, software, data,
or audio DVD/CDs, and to write data onto recordable CD-R and CD-RW discs.
• Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer: This drive allows you to access movies, software, and
audio DVD/CDs as well as to read and write to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW,
DVD+RW, and DVD RAM discs. The dual-layer architecture allows you to record up to 8.5 GB of
data on DVD+R discs.
• DVD-ROM: A DVD-ROM drive allows you to access software, data, or audio from CDs or DVDs.
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INSTALL YOUR MEDIA PLAYER SOFTWARE BEFORE FIRST USING THE DVD, DVD/CD-RW, OR CD-ROM
MEDIA DRIVES. REFER TO THE APPLICABLE README FILE ON THE DRIVER APPLICATIONS CD-ROM.
Media Player Software
Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer model only: With the Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer and
media player software you can play DVD movies and music CDs on your LifeBook 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.
DVD/CD-RW Combo model only: With the combo drive, you can play DVD movies, read audio CDs, and
write data onto recordable CD-R or CD-RW discs.
DVD ROM model only: With the DVD ROM drive, you can play DVD movies or audio CDs, read audio
CDs, and access software.
• 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.
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• 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
CODE DEFINED BY THE
DVD FORUM ACTING ON HOLLYWOOD REQUIREMENTS. DIFFERENT REGION
CODES ARE RECORDED ON VIDEO 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.
• 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.
3
Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the raised
circle in the center of the tray.
4
Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click
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.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure 16. Loading/Ejecting Media
Removing Media
1
Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray will
come out of the 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.
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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.
Emergency Release Hole
Figure 17. Emergency Tray Release
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 (DVD Models only)
1 Insert the DVD into the optical drive of the notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates, skip Step 2.
2 The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CD-RW tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the
system to do when discs are inserted (e.g., start automatically or wait for a prompt). Until you make a selection,
you will receive the same prompt whenever you insert a disc.
3
Click OK to close the About DVD Player Performance dialog box and the movie will begin.
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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.
To rewind the movie, click the button to rewind to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to return to
the opening screen.
3
To fast-forward the movie, click the button to forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to jump
to the ending credits.
4
To stop the movie, click the button.
Exiting the 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.
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• PROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE, SUCH AS WATCHING A DVD MOVIE, WILL GREATLY REDUCE
YOUR NOTEBOOK’S BATTERY LIFE.
• MANY MOVIE RUN-TIMES ARE LONGER THAN YOUR SYSTEM CAN SUPPORT ON A SINGLE BATTERY. IF
YOU ARE WATCHING A
DVD MOVIE ON BATTERY POWER YOU MAY NEED TO SWAP IN AN ADDITIONAL,
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
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 your LifeBook notebook by pressing the Suspend button again. This is not required if you attached AC
power without entering sleep mode.
6
7
Restart your media player, locate and skip to the chapter of the movie you were last watching.
Continue watching your DVD movie.
SOME SHORTER DVD MOVIES MAY NOT REQUIRE YOU TO SWAP BATTERIES OR ATTACH AC POWER TO
HOWEVER, IT IS BEST TO BE PREPARED SINCE ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WHILE
OPERATING THE OPTICAL DRIVE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
COMPLETE THEM.
76 - Optical Drive
SD Card
Memory Stick
Figure 18. Installing a Memory Stick or SD Card
Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards
Your LifeBook notebook supports Memory Sticks and Secure Digital (SD) 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.
77 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards
Installing Memory Stick/SD Cards
Memory Stick and SD Cards are installed in the Memory Stick/SD Card slot. To install an Memory Stick
or SD Card, follow these steps:
INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY STICK OR SD 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 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 Card
To remove a Memory Stick or SD 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 SLEEP MODE OR OFF WHILE REMOVING THEM.
Push the Memory Stick or SD Card in until it unlatches. It will then eject from the slot for removal.
78 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards
ExpressCard Slot
(top slot only)
PC Card Slot
(bottom slot only)
Eject Buttons
Figure 19. Installing/Removing PC Card
PC Cards/ExpressCards™
Your notebook 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).
79 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™
Installing PC Cards
PC Cards are installed in the PC Card slot (the lower of the two slots). To install a PC Card, follow these
steps:
• 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 Sleep 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
SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE IN THE SYSTEM TRAY.
GOOD PRACTICE TO REMOVE DEVICES USING
• 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.
80 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™
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).
54 mm ExpressCard
ExpressCard Slot
(top slot)
34 mm ExpressCard
Figure 20. Installing/Removing ExpressCards
81 - 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 Sleep Mode or Off during removal.
•
WINDOWS HAS A SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE FOR EXPRESSCARDS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BEFORE REMOVING
A CARD. (REVIEW YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT PROCEDURE.) 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.
Smart Card Reader
A dedicated Smart Card Reader is provided on your notebook. Smart Cards are the same size and shape
as credit cards, but they contain an integrated microprocessor chip. The chip can hold a variety of
information, and provides you with many possible options, such as allowing you to make secure
purchases, pay for phone calls, store security information, and provide personal identification and
information.
In order to use the Smart Card Reader, you must purchase optional Smart Card third-party software.
Dedicated Smart Card slot
Figure 21. Smart Card Slot
83 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™
Memory Upgrade Module
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with high speed Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM
(DDR3-1066 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-in-line (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 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 SLEEP 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. Note that the memory modules will be “stacked” when both
are installed.
Figure 22. Opening the Memory Compartment
Figure 23. Installing a Second 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.
85 - Memory Upgrade Module
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
1
2
3
Perform steps 1 through 4 of Installing a Memory Upgrade Module.
Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the memory upgrade module at the same time.
While holding the clips out, remove the module from the slot by lifting it up and pulling it away from your
notebook.
Memory Clip
Figure 24. Removing a Memory Upgrade Module
4
5
Store the memory upgrade module in a static guarded sleeve.
Replace the cover and reinstall the screws.
86 - Memory Upgrade Module
Checking the Memory Capacity
Once you have changed the system memory capacity by replacing the installed module with a larger one,
be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the change.
Windows XP: Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] -> Settings -> Control Panel, then doubleclicking the System icon. Select the General tab and check the amount of memory under “Computer:”
Windows Vista: Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] -> Control Panel -> System and
Maintenance -> System. The amount of memory is displayed next to “Memory - RAM:”
Note that in Windows XP systems, 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 graphics media accelerator
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 95.
87 - Memory Upgrade Module
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
Align the connector with the port opening.
3
Plug the other end of the telephone cable into a
telephone outlet.
Push the connector into the port until it is
seated.
Figure 25. Connecting a Modem
The modem sound may initially be deactivated. To activate modem sound follow these easy steps.
Windows XP:
1
2
3
4
5
Right click on the Speaker icon in your system tray.
Select Open Volume.
Select Option/Properties.
Under “Show the following volume controls”, click on Phone and click OK.
Uncheck the Mute box under Phone Balance.
Windows Vista:
1
2
3
Select [Start] > Control Panel.
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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4
5
Select the Modems tab, and click the [Properties] button.
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
THE MAXIMUM SPEED IS 33600BPS AT UPLOAD.
LINE CONDITIONS.
• 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
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 cable into a LAN outlet.
89 - Device Ports
Figure 26. Connecting the LAN
Parallel Port
The parallel port, or LPT port, located on the system
and on the optional Port Replicator, allows you to
connect parallel devices, such as a printer to your
notebook. In order to connect a parallel interface
device follow these easy steps:
1
2
3
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on each
side of the connector.
Figure 27. Connecting a Parallel Device
Serial Port
The serial port, or COM port, located on the system
and on the optional Port Replicator allows you to
connect serial devices, such as printers or scanners.
In order to connect a serial interface device follow
these easy steps:
1
2
3
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on each
side of the connector.
Figure 28. Connecting a Serial Device
Port Replicator Connector
The port replicator connector is used for the connection of your notebook to an optional port replicator. In
order to connect your notebook to this device, follow the instructions that came with your port replicator.
90 - Device Ports
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 four USB 2.0 ports on your notebook: two on the
left side and two on the rear.
In order to connect a USB device follow these steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
DUE TO THE ONGOING CHANGES IN USB TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS, NOT ALL USB DEVICES
AND/OR DRIVERS ARE GUARANTEED TO WORK.
System rear
Left side
Figure 29. Connecting a USB Device
91 - Device Ports
Infrared Port
The Infrared IrDA (4Mbps) port allows for wireless data transfer between your notebook and other IrDAcompatible devices, such as another computer or a printer, without the use of a cable. The infrared port is
located on the front of the system, adjacent to the wireless device switch
It is important to keep in mind that while carrying out this form of communication, both devices must be
placed so their infrared ports are directly facing each other without obstruction. The devices must also be
separated by at least 6" but no more than 36" for maximum performance.
The following conditions may interfere with infrared communications:
• A television, radio remote control unit, or a wireless headphone is being used nearby.
• Direct sunlight, fluorescent light, or incandescent light shines directly on the port.
• DO NOT MOVE EITHER DEVICE WHILE COMMUNICATION IS ACTIVE AS IT MAY INTERRUPT DATA
TRANSMISSION.
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO SCRATCH THE INFRARED PORT LENS. DIRT, SCRATCHES, OR OTHER SURFACE
MARKS CAN DEGRADE OPERATION.
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 may be required to operate your 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.
92 - Device Ports
In order to connect a 1394 device, follow these
steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Figure 30. Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device
Headphone Jack
The headphone 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.
• DEPENDING UPON YOUR SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, THE HEADPHONE JACK MAY SERVE DIFFERENT
PURPOSES. ON SOME CONFIGURATIONS, THE JACK SERVES AS A STEREO HEADPHONE/OPTICAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT JACK. ON OTHER CONFIGURATIONS, THE JACK SERVES AS A STEREO
HEADPHONE/LINE-OUT/OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT JACK.
• IF YOU PLUG HEADPHONES INTO THE HEADPHONE JACK, BUILT-IN STEREO SPEAKERS ARE DISABLED.
Microphone Jack
The microphone 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.
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
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DEPENDING UPON YOUR SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, THE MICROPHONE JACK MAY SERVE SINGLE OR
DUAL PURPOSES. ON CONFIGURATIONS, THE JACK SERVES AS A MONO MICROPHONE JACK. ON OTHER
CONFIGURATIONS, THE JACK SERVES AS A STEREO MICROPHONE/LINE-IN JACK.
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
3
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on each
end of the connector.
Figure 31. Connecting External Video Device
HDMI Jack
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
jack is used to connect the notebook to a compatible
TV. HDMI is a single-cable solution that carries
high-definition audio and video. In order to connect
an HDMI device, follow these easy steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Figure 32. Connecting HDMI Device
94 - Device Ports
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.
95
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.
96 - Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Specific Problems
Using the Troubleshooting Table
When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem
column of the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of
common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to
correct the condition under Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may not apply to your
notebook.
Troubleshooting Table
ProblemPage
ProblemPage
Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 98
Modem Problems
DVD/CD-ROM Drive Problems. . . page 98
Parallel, Serial, USB Device Problemspage 101
Port Replicator Problems . . . . . . . page 99
PC Card Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . page 102
Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . page 99
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 102
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . page 100
Shutdown and Startup Problems. page 104
Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . page 100
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 105
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . page 101
Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . page 107
97 - Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
page 101
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/CD-RW/CDROM’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/CD-RW/CDROM’s.
Incorrect DVD Player or
no DVD Player software
is installed.
Install DVD Player software. (See “Media Player Software” on
page 71 for more information.)
(continued)
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.
Port Replicator Problems
Note: Be sure to power down your LifeBook notebook before adding a printer to the Port Replicator parallel port.
Notebook does not turn on
when installed in the
optional Port Replicator
Port Replicator AC
adapter is not plugged
in.
Provide power to the Port Replicator.
Notebook is not properly
seated in the Port Replicator.
Remove and re-dock your LifeBook notebook.
You tried to write to a
write protected floppy
disk.
Eject the disk and set it to write enable.
Floppy Disk Drive Problems
You cannot access your
optional external floppy disk.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You cannot access your
optional external floppy disk.
(continued)
Disk is not loaded correctly.
Eject floppy disk, check orientation and re-insert.
The drive may not be
properly installed.
Remove and re-install your floppy disk drive.
Security is set to protect
floppy disk data access.
Verify your password and security settings.
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
OS 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.
The notebook has gone
into Sleep mode.
Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
The application has
locked out the 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 88.
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 system has
crashed.
Try to restart your notebook. I
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
You have connected an
external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be
locking up the system.
Your operating system
software is not setup
with correct software
driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.
Your memory upgrade
module is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install your memory upgrade module. See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 84.
You have a memory
failure.
Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages. See “Power On
Self Test Messages” on page 108.
Messages about modem
operation are generated
by whichever modem
application is in use.
See your application software documentation for additional information.
Memory Problems
Your Power On screen does
not show the correct amount
of installed
memory.
Modem Problems
Messages about modem
operation.
Parallel, Serial, and USB Device Problems
You have installed a parallel,
serial, o USB device. Your
LifeBook notebook does not
recognize the device, or the
device does not seem to
work properly.
The device is not properly installed.
Remove and re-install the device. See “Device Ports” on page 88.
Your device may not
have the correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.
Parallel port is set to
output only.
Check parallel port setting in the BIOS and set to bi-directional or
ECP.
A device may have been
installed while an application was running, so
the notebook is not
aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
PC Card/ExpressCard Problems
A card inserted in the PC
Card 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 79.
The card may have been
installed while an application was running, so
your notebook is not
aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not
have the correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.
You may have the wrong
I/O address selected for
your card device.
See your PC Card/ExpressCard documentation to determine
the required I/O address. Change the settings in the Device
Manager.
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 24.
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 24. 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 24.
Use a Power adapter to operate until a battery is charged or install
a charged 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.
(continued)
The power adapter (AC
or auto/airline) is not
plugged in properly.
Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. See “Power
Sources” on page 47.
AC adapter has no
power from AC outlet,
airplane seat jack, or
car 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 adapter (AC
or auto/airline) is faulty.
Try a different Power adapter or install a charged optional second
battery.
The power management parameters are set
for auto timeouts which
are too short for your
operating needs.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Options Properties located in the Control
Panel to adjust the timeout values to better suit your needs.
You have a battery failure.
Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator
panel, and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See
“Status Indicator Panel” on page 24.
Your power adapter has
failed or lost its power.
Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet has power.
You are operating on
battery power and
ignored a low battery
alarm until the battery is
dead 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 47.
No batteries are
installed.
Install a charged battery.
The installed batteries
are dead.
Replace the battery with a charged one or install a power adapter.
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 24.
The batteries seem to
discharge too quickly.
You are running an
application that uses a
lot of power due to frequent drive access, use
of a modem, LAN PC
card, or wireless 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.
Batteries were exposed
to high temperatures.
Replace the batteries.
The batteries are too hot
or too cold.
Restore the notebook to normal operating temperature. Charging
icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when battery is outside
of operating range.
Shutdown and Startup Problems
The Suspend/Resume button does not work.
Suspend/Resume
button is disabled.
In Windows XP, enable the button by going to the Control Panel ->
Power Options Properties and clicking on the Advanced tab. In the
Power buttons area, select the option that best suits your needs. In
Windows Vista, select “Choose what the power button does”.
There may be application software. conflict
Close all applications and try the button again.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The system powers up, and
displays power on information, but fails to load the
operating system.
You have a secured system requiring a password to load your OS.
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 53.
Internal hard drive was
not detected.
Use the BIOS setup utility or Primary Master submenu, located
within the Main menu, to try to auto detect the internal hard drive.
An error message is displayed on the screen during
the boot sequence.
Power On Self Test
(POST) has detected a
problem.
See the 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 108.
Your notebook appears to
change setup parameters
when you start it.
BIOS setup changes
were not saved when
you exited setup utility.
Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when exiting the
BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS CMOS holdup battery has failed.
Contact your support representative for repairs. This is not a user
serviceable part but has a normal life of 3 to 5 years.
You have installed the
LifeBook/Security Application panel.
Check the Status Indicator Panel for presence of the Security icon.
If it is visible, enter your password See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 24.
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 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 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.
Your system display won’t
turn on when the system is
turned on or has resumed.
Video Problems
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your LifeBook notebook.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your LifeBook notebook.
(continued)
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.
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 Sleep mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
The notebook turned on
with a series of beeps and
the built-in display is blank.
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,
Sleep mode, or Hibernate 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 in the Power Options control panel.
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 Sleep 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 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 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 Display is dark when on
battery power.
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 external monitor is
not properly installed.
Reinstall your device. See “External Video Port” on page 94.
Your operating system is
not set up with the
correct device driver.
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 129.
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 Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes success-fully tested by the Power On Self Test.
(This can only appear if you have an SRAM PC Card installed.)
*Diskette drive A error or Diskette 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 53. 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 RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed memory upgrade
module, verify that it 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 a support representative.
nnnn Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
*Failing Bits: nnnn The hex number nnnn
This is a map of the bits at the memory address (in System, Extended, or Shadow memory) which failed
the memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit. This is a serious fault that may cause you
to lose data if you continue. Contact your support representative.
*Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller Failure (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
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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 media type
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 a 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.
*Keyboard error nn
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
BIOS setup utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you still get this error, contact a support
representative.
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*Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both
the fixed disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you
have changed your installation greatly, the operating system should be on drive C:. If the setup utility is
correctly set, your hard drive may be corrupted.
*Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If
it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it
cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data-destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the [F2]
key to enter Setup and change any settings.
*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.
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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.
This battery has an expected life of 2 to 3 years.
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
*System CMOS checksum bad – run SETUP
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 RAM 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.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks, indicating released segments of the
BIOS memory which may be reclaimed by a virtual memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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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) CD 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 uninstalled 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 LifeBooks 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
1
2
Turn on or reboot your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key.
3
You can also use the TrustedCore menu to determine whether the utility is pre-loaded by powering on your
system then pressing the [Enter] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. The TrustedCore Menu will
appear and the Recovery and Utility option will appear in the menu.
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
optical disc” if Recovery and Utility is unavailable.
Running Recovery and Utility from hard disk
1
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.
2
3
4
5
6
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 116.
Running Recovery and Utility from the optical disc
THIS DISC CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE SYSTEM WITH WHICH IT WAS PURCHASED.
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Procedure
To verify/change the boot-up priority (rather than booting-up from the hard drive or an external floppy
disk drive), perform the following steps:
1
Power on your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left
mouse or touchpad button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear.
2
3
4
5
6
Select the Boot Menu from the TrustedCore Menu.
Highlight the CD/DVD option.
Insert the Recovery and Utility Disc into the drive tray.
Click [OK]. While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.
When the Recovery and Utility screen appears, three tabs will be present: Diagnostics, Recovery, and Utility.
Recovery and Utility tabs
Diagnostics tab: The Diagnostics tool is designed for use by IT professionals. It is not likely you will
need to use this tool. When you select devices from the Diagnostics 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.
• 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.
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• 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.
Restoring the Operating System for Windows XP Systems
The Recovery and Utility disc contains three 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 or resize 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.
THIS DISC CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE SYSTEM WITH WHICH IT WAS PURCHASED.
Procedure
To verify/change the boot-up priority (rather than booting-up from the hard drive or an external floppy
disk drive), perform the following steps:
1
Power on your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left
mouse or touchpad button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear.
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Highlight the CD/DVD option.
Insert the Recovery and Utility Disc into the drive tray.
Click [OK]. While the files are being loaded from the disc, a progress bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.
When the Recovery and Utility screen appears, three tabs will be present: Diagnostics, Recovery, and Utility.
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.
• 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 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 SLEEP STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR THE MEMORY
COULD BE DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
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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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Position it so that the liquid can run out.
Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.
If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative.
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Do not use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).
Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.
Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other environmental hazards.
Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140°
F (60° C) may damage your notebook.
Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots when they are not in use.
Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.
If you are carrying your LifeBook notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure
that there are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.
Never position your notebook such that the optical drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.
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Cleaning your LifeBook notebook
• Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.)
• Clean your LifeBook notebook with
/ a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
• Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners.
• Always shut down the computer, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery when cleaning
or disinfecting the computer exterior, keyboard or LCD display.
Cleaning guidelines using recommended off-the-shelf cleaners
Computer exterior, computer keyboard
To clean the exterior and keyboard, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
• 3M CL563 Cleaner Wipes
Note: After cleaning with one of these products, gently polish with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth until the
solution is no longer visible.
LCD display
To clean the LCD display, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
* Applies to Tablet PC, convertible PC with LCD shield, and standard notebook LCD displays.
Wipe the LCD surface gently, allowing it to dry before turning on the computer.
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Disinfecting LifeBook computers
• Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based
germicide which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA.
• 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.
• 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.
• NEVER USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING STYLISTIC AND LIFEBOOK PCS.
Cleaning the dust filter
Your LifeBook is equipped with fans to make air flow inside by pulling in outside air to cool the inside of
the system. Depending on the environment in which the system is used, dust and dirt may be pulled in
along with the air. Accumulated dust and dirt could impair the function of the system.
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Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter.
Close the display panel and turn the system upside down.
Remove the dust filter by pressing the latch towards the filter and lifting it out (Figure 33).
Carefully clean the dust filter and the air-cooling duct.
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Latch
Key
Figure 33. Removing/installing the dust filter
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Put back the dust filter by inserting the end without latch first (positioning the keyinside first), and pushing in
the filter until it latches.
ALWAYS BE SURE THE DUST FILTER IS INSTALLED WHEN RUNNING YOUR SYSTEM. NOT USING THE
FILTER COULD CAUSE CONTAMINATION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEM.
Storing your LifeBook notebook
• If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn your LifeBook notebook off, fully charge the
battery(s), 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.
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• 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.
• 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. Make sure you have a charged battery on hand.
• 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
United Kingdom, Ireland,
Malaysia, Singapore,
parts of Africa
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent
States (CIS), most of Europe, parts of Latin
America, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Hong
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China, Australia, New
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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 loose 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 Sleep 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 PCMCIA cards and ExpressCards when not in use.
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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.
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.
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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.
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• Do not disassemble or dismantle the optical drive.
• Use of a commercially available lens cleaner is recommended for regular maintenance of your
drive.
Caring for your Cards
PC Cards and ExpressCards are durable, but you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied
with your card will provide specific information, but you should pay attention to the following points:
• To keep out dust and dirt, store cards in their protective sleeves when they are not installed in your
LifeBook notebook.
• Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat.
• Keep the cards dry.
• Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy objects on top of them.
• Do not force cards into the slot.
• Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them to excessive vibration.
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Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications
This section provides the 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.
Part Number
Configuration ID
No: A9Bxxxxxxxxxxx
Part No: FPC0xxxxxxxxxxxxx
E8420, 15.4WXGA, P8400, VBE, DL S-MULTI, 1G, 120G, MDM/LAN, WLAN
Model #
Processor
Screen Size
Media Drive
Operating System
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Hard Drive
Memory
Communications
Microprocessor
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors (Refer to the system label to determine the speed of your processor).
Chipset
• Intel GM45 or Intel PM45 (depending upon system configuration)
• I/O Controller Hub 9 Mobile (ICH9M-E)
Memory
System Memory
• DDR3-1066 MHz SDRAM dual-channel memory module.
• Two DIMM slots; upgradeable to 4 GB of total memory (2 GB x 2). Note that when 4 GB of
memory is installed in a Windows Vista system, approximately 3.3 GB is addressable memory; the
upper memory is reserved by Vista for hardware usage.
Cache Memory
3 MB or 6 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 Wide XGA model:
• Internal: 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• External: 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• Simultaneous: 1600 x 1200, 16M colors
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15.4” TFT Wide WXGA+ model:
• Internal: 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• External: 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• Simultaneous: 1600 x 1200, 16M colors
Video RAM
• Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 video graphics. Up to 384 MB shared video memory
using Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT), or,
• NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, with 256 MB of dedicated video memory
Audio
• Realtek codec ALC269 with 2-channel High Definition (HD) audio.
• Headphones: Depending upon your system configuration, you have one of the following:
• Stereo headphone jack, 3.5 mm, 1 Vrms or less, minimum impedance 32 Ohms, or,
• Stereo headphone/line-out jack, 3.5 mm, 1 Vrms or less, minimum impedance 32 Ohms
• Microphone: Depending upon your system configuration, you have one of the following:
• Mono microphone jack, 3.5 mm, 100 mVp-p or less, minimum impedance 10K Ohms, or,
• Stereo microphone/line-in jack, 3.5 mm, 100 mVp-p or less, minimum impedance 10K Ohms
• Two built-in stereo speakers, 20 mm diameter
Mass Storage Device Options
Hard Drive
• Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 2.5”, 9.5 mm
• Choice of 100 GB or 200 GB (7200 rpm) or 120 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB, or 320 GB (5400 rpm)
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Modular Bay Devices
Depending upon the configuration of your system, one of the following may be installed.
• Modular Combo DVD/CD-RW Drive: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM
• Modular Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 8x DVDROM, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R (DL), 6x DVD-RW
• Modular DVD-ROM Drive: 8x DVD-ROM
• Modular Bay Battery
• Modular Hard Drive
• Weight Saver
Features
Integrated Pointing Device
• Touchpad pointing device with scroll button
• Optional Quick Point cursor control button
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
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Optional Atheros XSPAN wireless LAN
Optional Bluetooth device for wireless personal area network communication
Optional Wireless USB device
Optional WebCam
Optional 1.3 megapixel digital camera.
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Trusted Platform Module
The LifeBook E8420 has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) installed for added system security.
LifeBook Security/Application Panel
Button Label
Button Function
Default Application
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Notepad
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Calculator
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Internet Explorer
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E-Mail
Outlook
Figure 34. Application Launcher Defaults
Theft Prevention Lock
Two lock slots for use with security restraint systems.
Device Ports
On the LifeBook notebook:
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ExpressCard slot for one ExpressCard
Memory Stick/SD Card slot
One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external monitor (see Display specifications)
Four USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) connectors for input/output devices
One HDMI jack
One DC In connector
One serial port (RS-232, D-Sub 9-pin)
One parallel port (ECP, D-Sub 25-pin)
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One IEEE 1394 (4-pin type) jack
Infrared port (IrDA1.1, 4 Mbps max.)
One modular modem (RJ-11) connector
One LAN (RJ-45) connector
Docking port (100-pin, to dock with port replicator)
One stereo headphone jack or one stereo headphone/line-out jack, depending upon system
configuration. (See Audio specifications)
• One mono microphone jack or one stereo microphone/line-in jack, depending upon system
configuration. (See Audio specifications)
• Dedicated Smart Card slot (requires third-party application)
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One 25-pin D-SUB connector for parallel input/output devices; Bi-directional output only or ECP
One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external monitor (see Display specifications)
One 9-pin D-SUB connector for RS-232C serial input/output devices
Four USB 2.0 connectors for input/output devices
One LAN (RJ-45) connector
One DC-in connector
One microphone-in jack
One headphone jack
One Digital Video (DVI-D) 24-pin, female interface
One power/suspend/resume button with LED
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Keyboard
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key PS/2 compatible keyboards.
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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.
Optional Quick Point cursor control button
Built-in Palm Rest
External Keyboard and/or Mouse Support
USB or PS/2-compatible (PS/2 compatible with Port Replicator only)
Power
Batteries
• Standard Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 6-cell 10.8V, 5200 mAh, 56.1 Wh, or,
• Optional high capacity 8-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 14.4V, 5200 mAh, 74.8 Wh
• Optional Flexible Bay battery: 6-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 10.8V, 3800 mAh, 41 Wh
AC Adapter
AC Adapter used is determined by the graphics card installed in the system.
• Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 video graphics: Autosensing 100-240V AC, supplying
19V DC, 4.22A, 80W to the LifeBook notebook; includes an AC cable
• NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Autosensing 100-240V AC, supplying 19V DC, 5.27A, 100W to the
LifeBook notebook; includes an AC cable
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Power Management
Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface).
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Dimensions
Approximately 14.06"(w) x 10.12"(d) x 1.40”/1.44”(h) (357 mm x 257 mm x 35.5/36.5 mm)
Weight
15.4" Crystal View Wide XGA model: Approximately 5.93 lbs. (2.69 kg) with battery and optical drive
15.4” TFT Wide SXGA+ model: Approximately 6.11 lbs. (2.77 9kg) 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
Altitude
Operating: 10,000 feet (3,048 m) maximum
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 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.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader
Norton Internet Security™ (90-day free trial)
Roxio Easy Media Creator (on select models)
CyberLink PowerDirector
CyberLink MakeDisc
Google Desktop
Google Tool Bar
Google Picasa
ArcSoft Webcam Companion
OmniPass Fingerprint application
Fujitsu Driver Update utility
Fujitsu Portshutter
Microsoft Office Ready with Office Assistant
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 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.
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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
Your system is preinstalled with a free 90-day trial version of Symantec’s Norton Internet Security™.
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 lets you burn CDs and organize, edit and share digital photos, music, data, and videos.
ArcSoft WebCam Companion
WebCam Companion 2 offers a variety of webcam-optimized functions such as automatically recording
movement detected by the cam, launching video chat sessions, capturing still and video images, and
editing photos.
CyberLink MakeDisc
CyberLink MakeDisc allows you to burn your videos, slideshows, and TV showsto discs, and to back up
data files onto CDs or DVDs.
CyberLink PowerDirector
CyberLink PowerDirector allows you to edit and enhance your videos, and add special effects to them.
OmniPass Fingerprint application
The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which provides password management capabilities to
Microsoft Windows operating systems. OmniPass lets you use a "master password" for all Windows,
applications, and on-line passwords, and presents a convenient user interface through which you can
securely manage passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.
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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 Portshutter
Portshutter helps to enhance system security by allowing users to set policies that restrict which ports are
available to other users. With Portshutter, you can specify which (if any) USB devices can be used,
prevent confidential information from being copied to removable devices, prevent the connection of
external devices through which illicit or harmful programs might be installed or confidential information
might be accessed, and temporarily restrict use of ports when the computer is unattended
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 118.
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition
With Microsoft Works 8.5 and Microsoft Office 60-day trial (Small Business Edition 2007)
Microsoft Office Ready with Office Assistant
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
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trial of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007. All you need to do is purchase the appropriate Office 2007
license kit which allows you to "un-lock" 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.
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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 163
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary
phone lines.
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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.
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.
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CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface which offers performance similar to the 32-bit PCI
architecture.
Channel
Range of narrow-band frequencies used by the WLAN device to transmit data. IEEE802.11b/g - 11
channels, 22 MHz wide channels.
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 Drive
The hardware which spins the disk and has the heads and control circuitry for reading and writing the data
on the disk.
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.
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.
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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
Electrostatic 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.
GB
Gigabyte. One billion bytes.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff.
HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface. Used to connect the notebook to a compatible TV. HDMI is a
single-cable solution that carries high-definition audio and video.
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.
145 - Glossary
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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 clear-text challenge and the
same challenge encrypted with a WEP key can decipher the key.
151 - Glossary
Sleep
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
154 - Regulatory Information
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.
155 - Regulatory Information
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.
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.
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Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility.
Any repairs or alterations not expressly approved by Fujitsu or any equipment failures may give the
telecommunication company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment from the telephone
line.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1B. The REN assigned
to each terminal equipment provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices
does not exceed five.
FOR SAFETY, USERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE ELECTRICAL GROUND OF THE POWER UTILITY, THE
TELEPHONE LINES AND THE METALLIC WATER PIPES ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER. USERS SHOULD
NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE SUCH CONNECTIONS THEMSELVES BUT SHOULD CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE
ELECTRIC INSPECTION AUTHORITY OR ELECTRICIAN. THIS MAY BE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN RURAL
AREAS.
Avis Aux Utilisateurs Du Réseau Téléphonique Canadien
AVIS: Le présent matériel est conforme aux spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada applicables au
matériel terminal. Cette conformité est confirmée par le numéro d’enregistrement. Le sigle IC, placé
devant le numéro d’enregistrement, signifie que l’enregistrement s’est effectué conformément à une
déclaration de conformité et indique que les spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada ont été
respectées. Il n’implique pas qu’Industrie Canada a approuvé le matériel.
Avant de connecter cet équipement à une ligne téléphonique, l’utilisateur doit vérifier s’il est permis de
connecter cet équipement aux installations de télécommunications locales. L’utilisateur est averti que
même la conformité aux normes de certification ne peut dans certains cas empêcher la dégradation du
service.
157 - Regulatory Information
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.
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
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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
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using low power wireless
devices. There is no proof, however, that these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power wireless devices
emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the microwave range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can
produce health effects (by heating tissue), exposure to low-level RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known
adverse health effects. Many studies of low-level RF exposure have not found any biological effects. Some studies have
suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional research.
The wireless LAN radio device has been tested and found to comply with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled equipment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65.
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 Devices Covered by this Document
This document is applicable to systems containing one of the following devices:
• Intel WiFi Link 5300 (533AN_HMW)
• Atheros XSPAN Wireless LAN (AGN)
Characteristics of the WLAN Device
• The WLAN devices are Mini-PCI cards attached to the main board of the mobile computer.
• The WLAN devices operate 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 WLAN devices are capable of four operating modes, IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b,
IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n (draft)
• The WLAN devices are Wi-Fi certified and operate 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 devices support the following encryption methods - WEP, TKIP, CKIP, and AES
encryption.
• The Wireless LAN devices are 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 WiFi Link 5300 device supports IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and
IEEE802.11n.
• 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
deativated by using the Wireless Device 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. SEE “INSTALLING CLICK ME!” ON PAGE 58.
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Deactivation Using the Wireless Device On/Off Switch
The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by toggling the Wireless Device On/Off
Switch to the Off position. The Wireless Device On/Off switch has no effect on non-Wireless LAN
models.
WLAN Switch
Figure 35. Wireless Device 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 Device 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.
Connectiing to a Network
4
After you have configured your computer, you can connect to an active network by clicking on the
Wireless Network icon in the system tray.
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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
Incorrect network
name (SSID) or
network key
Possible Solution
Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s) and
network keys (WEP) of all computers to be connected have been
configured correctly. SSID’s and WEP key values must be identical on
each machine.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: set the network name
(SSID) and network key to the same values as those of the access
point.
Set the Network Authentication value identically to that of the Access
Point. Please consult your network administrator for this value, if
necessary.
Weak received
signal strength
and/or link quality
Ad hoc connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to
the destination computer or removing any obstacles for better sight.
The WLAN device
was deactivated or
is disabled
Check if the wireless switch is turned On. Go to Start > Control Panel,
and double-click on Windows Mobility Center. If the wireless network
is off, click the [Turn wireless on] button..
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 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 WiFi Link 5300 (533AN_HMW) WLAN device and Atheros XSPAN devices
conform to IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b/g, and 802.11n (draft-compliant), Wi-Fi based*.
Transfer rate
(Automatic switching) 54 Mbps maximum data rate (IEEE802.11n to be determined)
Active frequency
•
•
•
802.11n (draft): 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
802.11b/g: 2400~2473 MHz
802.11a: 4900 ~ 5850 MHz
Typical operating distances**
•
•
•
•
802.11a: 40 ft. (12 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 6 Mbps
802.11b: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 11 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11g: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11n (draft): Estimated double the operating distance of 802.11g and 802.11a
in their respective frequencies.
Number of channels
•
•
•
802.11a: 8 independent channels
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
Security
Encryption Types - WEP, TKIP, AES***, WPA 1.0 compliant
Encryption Key lengths Supported: 64 bits and 128 bits 802.1x/EAP
Maximum recommended
number of computers to be
connected over wireless LAN
(during ad hoc connection)
10 units or less ****
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* “Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.
** The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls, reflective
material, or interference from external RF sources.
*** Encryption with network key (WEP) is performed using the above number of bits, however, users can set 40 bits/ 104
bits after subtracting the fixed length of 24 bits.
**** Depending on practical environments, the allowable number of computers to be connected may be decreased.
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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 DEVICE ON/OFF SWITCH WILL POWER OFF BOTH THE OPTIONAL WIRELESS LAN,
BLUETOOTH, AND WIRELES USB DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME. TO ENABLE OR DISABLE ANY OF THE
DEVICES INDIVIDUALLY, PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1 Slide the Wireless Device on/off switch to On position.
2 In the Control Panel, click the button associated with the selected device 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.
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 right hinge of the LCD screen and is exempt from minimum
distance criteria due to its low power.
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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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Using a UWB Device
The Integrated Certified Wireless USB (UWB) module is an optional device available for Fujitsu mobile
computers.
What is Certified Wireless USB?
Certified Wireless USB, (hereinafter WUSB), is a short range, high bandwidth RF communication
protocol that is capable of sending 480 Mbps at distances up to 3 meters (approximately 10 feet) and 110
Mbps at up to 10 meters (approximately 33 feet). WUSB is designed to operate in the 3.1 GHz to 10.6
GHz RF band in the United States.
WUSB is not a networking technology; instead it uses the same hub and spoke model used by traditional
wired USB. This architecture is one in which a single host, otherwise known as a hub, manages up to 127
end devices.
Using Certified Wireless USB
Typically, the WUSB hub must first be attached to the computer for association before the WUSB hub
will be recognized by the WUSB module. Please refer to your WUSB hub manual for detailed installation
instructions.
The Wireless Device On/Off Switch will power off all of the aforementioned devices simultaneously. To
enable or disable any of the devices individually, perform the following steps:
1
Slide the Wireless Device On/Off switch to the On position (refer to your system User's Guide if you are unsure
of the switch location).
2
3
In the Control Panel, click the button associated with WUSB to enable or disable the device.
Click [OK].
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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.
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 sleep mode
• Cancel a password-protected screen saver
• Log into homepages that require a username and password
After you have “enrolled” - or registered - your fingerprint, you can simply swipe your fingertip over the
sensor for the system recognize you.
The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which provides password management capabilities to
Microsoft Windows operating systems. OmniPass enables you to use a "master password" for all
Windows, applications, and on-line passwords.
OmniPass requires users to authenticate themselves using the fingerprint sensor before granting access to
the Windows desktop. This device results in a secure authentication system for restricting access to your
computer, applications, web sites, and other password-protected resources.
OmniPass presents a convenient graphical user interface, through which you can securely manage
passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.
Getting Started
This section guides you through the preparation of your system for the OmniPass fingerprint recognition
application. You will be led through the OmniPass installation process. You will also be led through the
procedure of enrolling your first user into OmniPass.
Installing OmniPass
If OmniPass has already been installed on your system, skip this section and go directly to “User
Enrollment” on page 179. You can determine whether OmniPass has already been installed by checking
to see if the following are present:
• 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
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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 XP Professional 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 179. 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.
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.
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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 180 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].
Enrolling a Fingerprint
Enrolling a fingerprint will increase the security of your system and streamline the authentication
procedure.
You enroll fingerprints in the OmniPass Control Center. With an OmniPass user logged in, double-click
the system tray OmniPass icon. Select the User Settings tab and click Enrollment under the User
Settings area. Click Enroll Authentication Device and authenticate at the authentication prompt to start
device enrollment.
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1
During initial user enrollment, you will be prompted to select the finger you wish to enroll. Fingers that have
already been enrolled will be marked by a green check. The finger you select to enroll at this time will be marked
by a red arrow. OmniPass will allow you re-enroll a finger. If you choose a finger that has already been enrolled
and continue enrollment, OmniPass will enroll the fingerprint, overwriting the old fingerprint. Select a finger to
enroll and click [Next].
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
3. Once OmniPass has successfully acquired the fingerprint, the Verify Fingerprint screen will automatically
appear. To verify your enrolled fingerprint, place your fingertip on the sensor and hold it there as if you were
having a fingerprint captured. Successful fingerprint verification will show a green fingerprint in the capture
window and the text Verification Successful under the capture window.
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.
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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 sleep
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.
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].
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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].
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WHEN YOU DELETE AN IDENTITY, ALL OF ITS ASSOCIATED REMEMBERED SITES AND PASSWORD
PROTECTED DIALOGS ARE LOST.
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 184.
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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.
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 HAPPENS TO YOUR SYSTEM, YOU CAN IMPORT YOUR
OMNIPASS PROFILE TO A NEW
SYSTEM AND HAVE ALL YOUR REMEMBERED SETTINGS AND FINGERPRINTS INSTANTLY.
• YOU DON'T FORGET THE WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS WHEN EXPORTING. WHEN YOU EXAMINE
THE IMPORTATION, YOU ARE PROMPTED FOR AUTHENTICATION.
ALLOW A USER PROFILE TO BE IMPORTED ARE THE
EXPORTED USER.
THE CREDENTIALS THAT WILL
WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS OF THE
THEY ARE THE CREDENTIALS THAT HAD TO BE SUBMITTED WHEN THE USER
YOU WILL NEED USER NAME, PASSWORD, AND DOMAIN.
PROFILE WAS EXPORTED.
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.
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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
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.
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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.
• Open the Windows Control Panel (accessible via [Start] > Settings > Control Panel) and doubleclick 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 187.
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 179.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Cannot add a User with a Blank Password to OmniPas
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
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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 55
setup utility 53
Bluetooth 172
Built-in Speakers 98
About This Guide 1, 9
AC
adapter 48
indicator 25
plug adapters 125
Anti-theft lock slot 20
Application Panel 38
Auto/Airline Adapter 48
C
CapsLock 27
CD-ROM 98, 99
Click Me! 58
Clicking 32
Cold-swapping 37, 68
Configuration Label 129
Controls and Connectors 13
Conventions Used in the Guide 9
Cursor 31
Cursor Keys 29
B
Battery 65
alarm 67
bay 23
care 126
charging indicator 26
cold-swapping 68
conserving power 60
dead 103
faulty 104
increasing life 126
level indicators 25
lithium ion battery 65
low 67
problems 103, 104
recharging 66
replacing 68
shorted 68
Sleep mode 67
D
DC Output Cable 48
DC Power Jack 48
Device Ports 88, 133
Display Panel 14, 49
adjusting 50
brightness 50
closing 51
latch 14
opening 49
problems 105, 106
193
Fujitsu Driver Update utility 59, 118, 139
Fujitsu LifeBook
storing 123, 124
traveling 125
Function Key
F10 30
F3 30
F4 30
F6 30
F7 30
F8 30, 35
F9 30, 35
FN 30
Docking Port 90
Double-Clicking 33
Dragging 33
Drivers and Application Restore CD 113
DVD drive
access indicator 26
problems 98, 99
tray release 74
E
Emergency tray release 20
Error Messages 108
ExpressCards 79
External Monitor Port 19, 94
H
F
Hard Disk Drive problems 100
Headphone Jack 15, 93
Hibernation Feature 62
disable/enable 62
FDU 59, 118, 139
Fingerprint Sensor Device 175
enrolling a fingerprint 180
getting started 176
installing OmniPass 176
logging into a remembered site 184
OmniPass authentication toolbar 182
password replacement 181
remembering a password 182
uninstalling OmniPass 178
user enrollment 179
using OmniPass 181
Flexible Bay 19, 36
cold-swapping 37
devices 36
eject lever 19
installing 36
Modular Multi-Format DVD Writer 70
removing 36
Fujitsu Contact Information 10
I
Infrared Port 92
Installing 80, 81
Internal LAN Jack 89
IrDA 92
IrDA port 15
K
Keyboard 14, 28
cursor keys 29
function keys 29
numeric keypad 28
problems 100
windows keys 29
194
Modular Devices 36
installing 36
removing 36
Mouse problems 100
L
LAN (RJ-45) Jack 20
LifeBook Security Application Panel
buttons 44
configuring 44
deactivating 46
deactivating and activating 46
launching applications 44
operating 41
passwords 39
uninstalling 42
LifeBook Security/Application Panel 14
N
NumLk 27
O
Optical Drive 70
P
Parallel Port 90, 101
PC Card 80, 82
access indicator 27
problems 102
slot 17
Port Replicator
connector 23
problems 99
Power
AC adapter 47
Auto/Airline adapter 47
failure 102
indicator 24
management 60
off 63
on 52
problems 104
sources 47
Power Management 60
Power On Self Test 52, 108
Power/Suspend/Resume Button 14, 60
Pre-Installed Software 137
M
Media Player
care 127
Control Panel 75
loading 71
removing 73
Software 71, 74
using 75
Memory
capacity 87
compartment 22, 85
installing 84
problems 101
removing 86, 87
upgrade module 84
Memory Stick
installing 78
removing 78
Microphone Jack 15, 93
Modem 16, 101
Modem Jack 88
Modem Result Codes 112
195
R
U
Registration 58
Restarting 62
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software 113
RJ-11 88
RJ-45 89
Universal Serial Bus Ports 91
Unpacking 12
USB 2.0 Ports 19, 20, 91, 101
V
Volume control 35
S
W
ScrLk 27
SD Card
installing 78
removing 78
SDRAM 22, 84
Security Indicator 27
Security Panel 38
Serial Port 90, 101
Sleep Mode 61
Specifications 129
Audio 131
Chipset 130
Dimensions and Weight 136
Environmental Requirements 136
Keyboard 135
Memory 130
Microprocessor 130
Power 135
Video 130
Status Indicator Panel 14, 24
Stereo Speakers 15
Warranty 11
Windows keys 29
Application key 29
Start keys 29
Windows Vista
configuring the WLAN 167
restoring the Operating System 114
Wireless LAN
Before Using the Wireless LAN 162
connection to the network 167
Specifications 170
Troubleshooting 168
T
Touchpad 15, 31
buttons 31
controls 33
Troubleshooting 95
196
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