Notes on This Manual Audience

Notes on This Manual Audience
Notes on This Manual
Keep these instructions with your computer at all times. The
proper set up, use and care can help extend the life of your computer. In the event that you transfer ownership of this computer,
please provide these instructions to the new owner.
This manual is divided into sections to help you find the information you require. Along with the Table of Contents, an Index
has been provided to help you locate information.
In addition, many application programs include extensive help
functions. As a general rule, you can access help functions by
pressing F1 on the keyboard. These help functions are available to
you when you use the Microsoft Windows® operating system or
the various application programs.
Important
We strongly recommend that you read the Online
Manual for your notebook, which can be found in the
Start Menu.
Information about your PC
This interactive manual is designed to provide additional information about your notebook as well as useful links accessible via the
World Wide Web.
Windowsxp invites you to a tour (notes on the task bar) to familiarize yourself with the operating system. We listed further useful
sources of information starting on page 62.
Audience
These instructions are intended for both the novice and advanced
user. Regardless of the possible professional utilization, this notebook is designed for day-to-day household use. The functions
and applications for use with this notebook have been designed
with the entire family in mind.
Document Your Notebook
It is important to document the details of your notebook purchase
in the event you need warranty service. The serial number can be
found on the back of the notebook:
Serial Number
......................................
Date of Purchase
......................................
Place of Purchase
......................................
Quality
We have selected the components in this computer for their high
level of functionality, ease of use, safety and reliability.
Through balanced hardware and software design we are able to
provide you with an innovative personal computer useful for applications relating to both work and leisure.
We are pleased to welcome you as our newest customer. Thank
you for choosing our company.
Service
We are pleased to provide individualized customer service
throughout the life of your notebook. Please feel free to contact a
customer service representative with any questions relating to
this notebook.
All rights reserved. Microsoft®, MS-DOS®, and Windows are registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Pentium® is a registered
trademark of Intel Corporation. The names of actual companies and products
mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned
by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorised by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Table of Contents
Safety and Maintenance .............................................. 1
Safety Instructions ................................................... 3
Data Security........................................................ 4
Set-Up Location .................................................... 4
Ambient Temperature ............................................ 5
Working in Comfort................................................ 6
Connecting ........................................................... 7
Power Supply .................................................... 7
Cabling ............................................................ 8
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE................................................ 9
Touch Pad ............................................................ 9
Battery Operation ................................................ 10
Views & first setup .................................................... 11
Included with Your Notebook ................................... 13
Views of the Notebook ............................................ 14
Front View.......................................................... 14
Left and Right Side .............................................. 15
Rear Side ........................................................... 16
Device Indicators................................................. 17
Quick launch buttons ........................................... 18
Getting Started ...................................................... 19
How to start: ...................................................... 19
Short description of the Windows® Desktop ......... 22
Main Components...................................................... 25
Power Supply.........................................................
On/Off button .....................................................
Power Adapter ....................................................
Battery Operation ................................................
Inserting the Battery........................................
Removing the battery.......................................
Charging the Battery........................................
Discharging the battery ....................................
Battery Performance ........................................
Power Management .............................................
Standby Mode .................................................
Suspend (hibernate) mode................................
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Display .................................................................
Screen Resolution................................................
Connecting an External Monitor .............................
Display Properties................................................
Data Entry ............................................................
The Keyboard .....................................................
Removing the keyboard....................................
Inserting the keyboard .....................................
Switching the keyboard on/off ...........................
The Touchpad .....................................................
Operation .......................................................
Switching the touchpad on/off ...........................
Power saving function ......................................
The Hard drive .......................................................
Important Directories ...........................................
The Optical Drive....................................................
Loading a Disc ....................................................
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs ...........
Regional Playback Information for DVD...................
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter..............
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs ............................
The Sound Card .....................................................
External Audio Ports ............................................
The Network ..........................................................
What is a network? ..............................................
Ethernet-Network ............................................
Wireless LAN...................................................
Bluetooth ..............................................................
Activate/de-activate Bluetooth ..............................
The PCI Express Connection.....................................
Installing PCI Express Card ...................................
Removing PCI Express Card ..................................
The Remote Control................................................
Inserting batteries ...............................................
Installing the remote control receiver .....................
Button layout......................................................
Changing the transmission/reception channels.........
The TV Function ..................................................
Connections........................................................
Watch TV .......................................................
Webcam ...............................................................
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port ................................ 59
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) .............................................. 60
Application Options for IEEE1394 ........................... 60
Technical Specifications ........................................ 60
Securing the Notebook ............................................ 61
Startup Password ................................................ 61
Software ............................................................... 62
Getting to Know Windows XP ................................ 62
Windows® XP Tour ........................................... 62
Microsoft® Interactive Training .......................... 62
Windows® XP Help and Support ......................... 62
Microsoft® Interactive Training .......................... 63
Installation of Software ........................................ 64
Software Uninstallation..................................... 66
Windows Activation.............................................. 66
The BIOS Set-up-Program .................................... 67
Running the BIOS Set-up.................................. 67
First Aid .................................................................... 69
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions............................
Data and System Security .......................................
Data Security......................................................
Maintenance Programs .........................................
Password Reset Disk ............................................
Windows® Update................................................
Windows Update Information for Data Security ....
System Recovery ...................................................
Correction ..........................................................
System Restore powered by Symantec ...................
Limits of the Recovery......................................
Performing the Restore.....................................
Troubleshooting .....................................................
Localize the Cause ...............................................
Check Cables and Connections ..........................
Errors And Possible Causes ...............................
Additional Support ...............................................
Driver Support ....................................................
Maintenance ..........................................................
Care of the TFT Display ........................................
Transporting the Notebook....................................
Recycling and Disposal .........................................
Batteries and Proper Treatment .........................
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Upgrades and Repairs .......................................... 86
Notes for Service Engineers .............................. 86
Appendix ................................................................... 89
Standards .............................................................
Electromagnetic Compatibility ...............................
ISO 13406-2 Class II ...........................................
FCC Compliance Statement ...................................
Warranty ..............................................................
Liability limitations...............................................
Copying this manual ............................................
Index ...................................................................
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Device
At the end of its life, the appliance must not be disposed of in
household rubbish. Inquire about the options for environmentallyfriendly disposal
Batteries
Do not dispose of used batteries in the household rubbish! They
must be deposited at a collection point for used batteries.
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Chapter 1
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Safety and Maintenance
Data Security.............................................. 4
Set-up Location........................................... 4
Touchpad .................................................. 9
Battery Operation ....................................... 10
Aid
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE...................................... 9
Appendix
Connecting ................................................. 6
Components
Environmental Conditions ............................. 5
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Safety
Safety Instructions
Please follow the instructions in this section for the safe operation
of your notebook:
• Do not allow small children to play unattended with electrical equipment. Children are incapable of judging potential
risks properly.
Handling
• Do not open the case of the notebook, the battery or the
power adaptor. When the case is open there is a danger of
severe electric shock.
• CD-ROM-/CDRW-/DVD-drives are Laser Class 1 devices.
These lasers must remain in their sealed casing. DO NOT
remove the drive covers, as exposure to the lasers may be
harmful.
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• Do not insert objects through the slots and openings of the
notebook. This may lead to electric shock, electrical shortcircuit or fire that will damage your notebook.
• Slots and openings in the notebook serve to ventilate it. Do
not cover up these openings, because the notebook could
overheat otherwise.
• The notebook is not intended to be operated in a heavy
industry company. Operation under extreme environmental conditions can result in damage to your notebook.
Aid
• Do not operate the notebook during a thunderstorm, in
order to avoid damage through lightning strike.
• Do not cover the slots and openings of the notebook.
Never place objects on top of the notebook that would exert
any pressure on the display. There is a danger that even
slight pressure may break the TFT display.
Appendix
• There is a risk of injury if the TFT display breaks. Use protective gloves to pack up the broken pieces and contact
customer service to arrange for proper disposal. It is important to thoroughly wash your hands after handling a broken
TFT display. There is a chance that chemicals may have
been released.
• In order to avoid damage to the display, do not touch it
with your fingers or sharp objects.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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• Never lift the notebook by the TFT Display; doing so could
break the hinges.
Switch off your PC immediately or do not switch it on at all
and contact customer service …
• … if the power cord or the connectors attached to it are
burnt or damaged. Replace the defective power cord with an
original power cord. Under no circumstances may a defective power cord be repaired.
• ... if the housing of the PC is damaged or fluids have
leaked into it. Have the PC checked by customer service
first, because the PC may not be safely operated otherwise
and there may be a life-threatening risk of electrocution!
Data Security
• The supplier does not assume liability for data loss or damage to data storage units, and no claims can be accepted for
damages resulting from the loss of data or consequential
losses.
Set-Up Location
• Keep your notebook and all connected peripherals away
from moisture, dust, heat and direct sunlight. Failure to
do so can lead to notebook malfunction or damage.
• It is highly recommended you do not use the notebook
outdoors.
• Operate the notebook and all peripherals on a stable, balanced and vibration-free surface.
• Do not leave the base of your notebook on your lap or any
part of your body for a long period of time. The notebook
can become very warm while it is turned on or charging and
can cause discomfort or injury from heat exposure.
• In the first hours of operation, new devices may emit a typical, unavoidable but completely harmless smell, which will
decline increasingly in the course of time.
We recommend you to ventilate the room regularly, in order
to counteract the formation of the smell. During the development of this product, we have made sure that the applicable limits are clearly fallen below.
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Ambient Temperature
• The notebook is most reliably operated at an ambient temperature between +41° and +104° F and at a relative humidity between 20% and 80% (without condensation).
• When powered off, the notebook can be stored at temperatures between 32° and 140° F.
Handling
• Unplug the cable during thunderstorms and make especially sure to remove the antenna cables, if present. We
recommend the use of a surge protector for additional
safety, in order to protect your notebook from being damaged by power peaks or lightning strikes through the
power network.
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• Wait until the notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before turning it on or connecting it to the power
adapter. Drastic variations in temperature and humidity can
create condensation within the PC and may cause it to
short-circuit.
Appendix
Aid
• For transporting the notebook keep the original packing.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Working in Comfort
Sitting in one position for long periods can be uncomfortable. To
minimize the potential for physical discomfort or injury, it’s important that you maintain proper posture.
• Back – While sitting at your work surface, make sure your
back is supported by the chair’s backrest in erect position or
angled slightly backwards.
• Arms – Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows
close to your sides, with forearms and hands approximately
parallel to the floor.
• Wrists – Your wrists should be as straight as possible while
using the keyboard, mouse or trackball. They should not be
bent sideways, or more than 10 degrees up or down.
• Legs – Your thighs should be horizontal or angled slightly
downward. Your lower legs should be near a right angle to
your thighs. Your feet should rest flat on the floor. If necessary, use a footrest, but double check that you have your
seat height adjusted correctly before getting a footrest.
• Head – Your head should be upright or tilted slightly forward. Avoid working with your head or trunk twisted.
• Overall – Change your position frequently and take regular
breaks to avoid fatigue.
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Connecting
Pay attention to the following information, in order to connect
your notebook correctly:
Power Supply
Handling
• Do not open the power adapter housing. When the housing
is open there is a danger of severe electric shock. It contains no user-serviceable parts.
• The electric outlet must be in the vicinity of the notebook
and within reach of the power adapter cables.
• To disconnect your notebook from the power source, or set
the notebook to battery operation, remove the power cord
from the notebook’s power socket.
Components
• Only use the notebook with a power adaptor operating at
AC 115V~/60 Hz. In European countries use the notebook
at AC 100-240V~, 50/60 Hz.
For details on power consumption, please refer to the rating
plate on the rear of your notebook. If you are unsure of the
type of power supply available at the point of use, ask your
local power company.
• Use only the supplied power cord and power adapter.
• If using an extension cord, make certain that it meets your
local safety requirements. If in doubt, consult an electrician.
Aid
• To provide additional protection against electric shock,
power surges, lightning strikes, or other electrical damage
to your notebook, we recommend the use of a surge protector.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Appendix
• Firstly remove the plug, and then the connector of the
notebook, from the power source, if you want to detach
the network adapter from the mains power supply. A reverse sequence could damage the network adapter or the
notebook. Always hold the connector firmly when removing
it. Never pull on the power cord.
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Cabling
• Arrange cables so no one can walk on or trip over them.
• Do not place objects on any of the cables.
• To avoid damage to your PC, connect your peripherals (e.g.,
keyboard, mouse and monitor) whilst your notebook is powered off. Some devices can be connected whilst your notebook is in use. These devices usually have a USB or IEEE
1394 connector. Please follow the appropriate instructions for each device.
• Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three
feet) away from high frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions, loudspeaker cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid malfunctions and/or
loss of data.
• Please note that only shielded cables shorter than
3 metres (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB,
IEEE 1394, audio, video and network interfaces with this
notebook. Please use only doubly screened cables in the
case of printer cables.
• Do not replace the cables supplied. Only use the cable supplied with the notebook, since that cable will have been
tested extensively in our laboratory.
• Also only use the connection cables supplied with the devices to connect your peripherals.
• Make sure that all connecting cables are connected with the
respective peripheral devices, in order to avoid perturbing
radiation. Remove any cables not needed.
• The connection of devices is limited to equipment that complies with EN60950 “Safety of information technology equipment” or EN60065 “Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements”.
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Information about the regulatory compliance according to R&TTE
The following remote equipment has been supplied with this notebook:
• Remote Control
• Keyboard and Touchpad
Handling
• Wireless LAN
• Bluetooth
MEDION AG declares herewith that these devices are in agreement with the fundamental requirements and the other relevant
terms of the 1999/5/EG Guideline. Complete declarations of conformity are available under www.medion.com/conformity.
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Touch Pad
Appendix
Aid
• Light pressure with the tip of your finger is all that is required to operate the touch pad. Because the touch pad is
electrostatic sensitive, objects cannot be used in place of
your fingers. Using a pen or other object can damage the
touch pad or cause the notebook to malfunction.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Battery Operation
To extend the life and power of your battery and guarantee secure operation, the instructions below should be followed:
• Never expose the battery to direct sunlight or heat for
long periods.
• Do not dispose of the battery by fire.
• Disregarding these instructions will lead to damage and under some circumstances may even cause the battery to explode.
• Do not open the battery housing; it contains no userserviceable parts.
• Keep the battery away from electrically conductive materials, chemical substances and cleaning agents.
• Only use the originally supplied power adapter to charge
the battery.
• Ensure (through the display or the signalling sound of the
notebook) that the battery is completely discharged before recharging it.
• Replace the battery only with the same type or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
• Charge the battery only until the battery charging light goes
out. Also, refer to the instructions under “Charging the
Battery” on page 31 for instructions on checking the battery level.
• Only change the battery when the unit is switched off.
• Batteries are classified as special waste and should always be disposed of properly. Contact Customer Service for
more details.
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Chapter 2
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Views & first setup
Included with Your Notebook............................. 13
Device Indicators ............................................ 17
Quick Launch Buttons ..................................... 18
Getting started ............................................... 19
Aid
Rear Side ....................................................... 16
Appendix
Left and Right Side .......................................... 15
Components
Front View...................................................... 14
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Please check that the contents are complete and notify us within
14 days of purchase if any of the following components are
missing:
Safety
Included with Your Notebook
Handling
• Notebook
• Battery
• Power Pack with Connection (1ADC21)
• Remote Control
• OEM Version of Operating System
Appendix
Aid
Components
• Documentation
INCLUDED WITH YOUR NOTEBOOK
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Views of the Notebook
Front View
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- Webcam .................................................. (Ö p. 58)
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- Device indicators
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- Power ON/OFF .......................................... (Ö p. 27)
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- Keyboard ................................................ (Ö p. 37)
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- Stereo speaker
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- TFT display ............................................... (Ö p. 34)
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Left and Right Side
Handling
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- PCI Express port ....................................... (Ö p. 51)
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- Optical Drive
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- Digital Audio Out (S/P-DIF)......................... (Ö p. 45)
10 - FireWire IEEE 1394
Aid
........................................... (Ö p. 41)
................................. (Ö p. 59)
Appendix
11 - USB Port .................................................. (Ö p. 58)
VIEWS OF THE NOTEBOOK
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Rear Side
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12 - Volume up/down buttons ........................... (Ö p. 45)
13 - Brightness up/down buttons
14 - External monitor port DVI
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15 - Power socket ............................................ (Ö p. 28)
16 - Headphone connection ................................ (Ö p. 45)
17 - Keyboard frequency match ......................... (Ö p. 19)
18 - Microphone connection ................................ (Ö p. 45)
19 - Analogue and DVB-T antenna connection....... (Ö p. 56)
20 - LAN port (RJ-45) ........................................ (Ö p. 46)
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LED's indicate the power and operating system states of the notebook. The meaning of each LED is:
Safety
Device Indicators
Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
It is explained in the following how this LED behaves
in different situations:
Blue
Prepared to receive Bluetooth
Green
Prepared to receive the wireless
keyboard
Blue/Green
Prepared to receive Bluetooth and
the wireless keyboard
Access indicator
This LED lights or flashes when the Notebook is
accessing the hard disk or the optical drive.
Components
Handling
Display for wireless data exchange. If the display
lights steadily the wireless LAN function is enabled.
Battery charging display
Off
Aid
It is explained in the following how this LED behaves
in different situations:
The rechargeable battery will not
be charged for the following reason:
• The battery has been
charged.
Green
The mains adapter is connected
and the battery is charging.
Red
Low battery charge
VIEWS OF THE NOTEBOOK
Appendix
• The rechargeable battery
will not be in the device.
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Quick launch buttons
Short-cut keys enabling certain commands and functions to be
carried out are located above the keyboard.
Key
Command / Function
Call up the standard browser for the Internet with this
key.
Call up the standard email program with this key.
Reduce the volume of the sound output of your notebook with this key.
Increase the volume of the sound output of your
notebook with this key.
Switch the sound output of your notebook on or off
with this key.
Wind back material within a title or chapter at three
different speeds with this key. Press the
key to
resume playback.
Start the playback of a title or film with this key. The
playback will be stopped and set to Pause, if the key is
pressed again. The playback will be started again by
pressing the key again.
Stop the playback of a title or film with this key.
Play material within a title or chapter at three different
speeds with this key. Press the
key again to resume playback.
Press this key to eject the disk from the optical drive
under Windows.
Switch off the sound playback and the screen with this
key. The notebook will remain switched on and will be
able to work on in the background.
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Before you get started using your notebook, first take a few moments to read the important section on Safety.
Safety
Getting Started
How to start:
Step 1
Components
• Before starting the notebook please insert the battery. Lock
the battery under all circumstances, in order to avoid it falling out unintentionally.
Handling
This notebook comes with software fully pre-installed. You do
not have to install any of the CDs supplied.
Aid
locking
• Unfold the base, so that the notebook has a stable position.
Appendix
• Connect the supplied power adapter to the notebook at the
notebook power socket (15). Connect the power adapter via
a power cable to a free AC power outlet.
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• Turn the keyboard over and open the battery compartment.
Put 4 type AAA (micro) batteries into the keyboard. Pay attention that the polarity of the batteries corresponds to the
engraved illustration in the battery compartment (+ and +
and – and – must agree).
• Switch the notebook on by operating the On/Off switch (3).
The notebook will start and then run through various
phases.
Note
Make sure there is no bootable CD (e.g., the Recovery
CD) in the CD-ROM drive. Such disks will prevent the
operating system from loading off the hard drive.
Note
In order to have the notebook recognize the keyboard,
both devices need to be matched the first time they
are used. You do this by pressing, at the same time,
both the ID Link button that you find on the bottom
left of the keyboard and the button keyboard frequency match (17) situated on the back of the notebook.
The operating system is loaded from the hard disk. During the
initial set-up, the loading process takes slightly longer than normal to register the operating system and the individual components completely. Your operating system is finished loading when
a welcome screen is shown on your display.
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The greeting procedure will guide you through a series of dialogue
boxes. The information in each dialogue box will explain the steps
that need to be taken.
• Enter Personal Details
In one of the initial start-up dialog boxes a request will appear on the screen for you to enter your personal details.
Please enter the requested information in the white input
fields. You can select the fields by clicking on them with the
mouse. When you press Enter, or click on the Continue button you progress to the next window.
• License Agreement
The greeting procedure also displays the license agreement.
Please read this carefully. It contains important legal information on the use of your software. In order to see the full
text, use the mouse and the scroll bar on the right side of
the screen to move downwards until you have reached the
end of the document. You accept the agreement by clicking
on the “I accept the agreement” option field. Only by doing so will you be entitled to use the product under lawful
terms and conditions.
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Should you have any questions just click on
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Step 2
Appendix
After the login procedure the Windows® desktop appears on your
screen. This can be adjusted so that the screen of your computer
looks different.
Aid
Step 3
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Short description of the Windows® Desktop
After the login procedure the Windows® XP desktop appears on
your screen. (Your desktop might not look exactly like the one
shown here.)
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1. Start Button
Clicking the Start button brings up a menu where you can access
help, software programs, files, and settings. For more information, click Tour Windows® XP on the Start menu.
2. Program Bar
The most commonly used software programs are listed here.
3. All Programs
All of the software programs installed on your notebook are ordinarily listed here. Click All Programs to reveal an extensive
menu.
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4. Turn Off Computer
Click this button to shut down Windows® XP and the notebook.
5. Task Bar
Here you receive information and status reports about Windows®
XP and which programs are running.
6. Desktop Icons
Handling
Desktop icons link to their respective programs. To start a program, double-click its desktop icon.
7. Logged in User
This tells you which user is logged in to your notebook.
8. Control Panel
9. Windows® XP Help
Appendix
Aid
Here you can find information on using your notebook, networking, backup, and many other tasks.
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You can use the icons in Control Panel to change the appearance
and functionality of Windows® XP. These icons represent options
for configuring your notebook.
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Chapter 3
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Main Components
Power Supply .............................................. 28
Data Entry .................................................. 37
The Hard Drive ........................................... 39
The Optical Drive ........................................ 41
The Sound Card
......................................... 43
The Network .............................................. 46
Bluetooth .................................................... 49
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Display ...................................................... 34
The PCI Express Connection........................... 51
The Remote Control ..................................... 52
Webcam...................................................... 58
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port .............. 58
Aid
The TV Function ........................................... 56
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) .................................... 59
Securing the Notebook ................................. 61
Appendix
Software ................................................... 62
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Power Supply
On/Off button
The On/Off button (3) is used to power up/down the notebook.
Handling
The notebook will always be switched off, if the main switch is
pressed for more than 4 seconds.
Warning!
Appendix
Aid
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Do not switch off your notebook while the hard disk
or the optical drive is running and the corresponding
media activity LEDs are lit. Otherwise data may be
lost. To protect the hard disk you should always wait
for 20 seconds after powering down the notebook before powering it up again.
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Power Adapter
Your notebook is supplied with a universal AC power adapter,
which automatically adjusts to the available power source. The
following levels are supported: AC 100-240V~/ 50-60 Hz.
Please follow the power supply safety instructions found on
page 7.
The power adapter is connected via a power cord to an AC outlet.
The DC power lead from the power adapter is connected to the
rear side of the notebook (15).
The power adapter supplies the notebook with electricity and also
charges the battery. The battery is also being charged when you
are working on your notebook with the power adapter. The power
adapter is still live if the notebook is not connected with it. You
should therefore unplug the power adapter from the outlet if it is
not connected to the notebook.
Warning!
Use only the power adapter and power cord supplied
with your notebook.
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Battery Operation
Note
Batteries store electrical energy in their cells and then deliver it
when needed.
The useful life and performance of your battery depend on careful
handling.
Handling
Please charge and discharge the new battery completely two to three times in succession, so that it will
achieve its full performance!
Components
The battery should be completely discharged before a charging
process and completely charged again, in order to optimize its
useful life and its performance.
You must also pay attention to the Safety Notes from page 8.
Inserting the Battery
Aid
Insert the battery pack as illustrated. Lock the battery under all
circumstances, in order to avoid it falling out unintentionally.
Appendix
locking
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Removing the battery
Open the lock first, in order to remove the battery pack. Then
push the battery ejection button and remove the battery from the
battery compartment at the same time.
locking
battery
ejection button
Warning!
Do not remove the battery while the notebook is running on battery power. You increase the possibility of
losing data.
Warning!
Pay attention that the contacts to the battery and the
notebook are not dirty or damaged when storing the
battery and using the notebook. This could lead to
malfunctions.
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Handling
The battery is charged via the power adapter. If the power
adapter is connected, it charges the battery automatically,
whether the notebook is turned on or not. When the notebook is
switched off, full charging takes a few hours. If the notebook is
switched on, the charging process takes a significantly longer
time.
Safety
Charging the Battery
Note
The charging process will be interrupted if the temperature or the voltage of the battery is too high.
Operate the notebook by means of the battery until it switches off
independently because of the low battery charge.
Note
Think about saving your open files in good time, to
avoid a possible loss of data.
Components
Discharging the battery
Appendix
Aid
Do not switch the notebook off, even if a warning appears on the
display. Deactivate all energy options in the system control,
above all alarms and power functions.
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Battery Performance
The particular operating duration will vary according to the setting
of the energy saving functions. You can adjust these to your requirements under Energy Options in System Control. Apart
from this, your notebook will require a higher power demand
when carrying out certain tasks, such as playing back a DVD.
Checking the Battery Level
In order to check the current level of the battery, move the cursor
over the power symbol in the taskbar.
When in battery mode, a battery symbol is displayed:
Further information on power settings can be obtained by double
clicking on the symbol.
Note
If you ignore the warning signal when the battery level
is low, your notebook goes into suspend mode.
Warning!
Never remove the battery while the notebook is
switched on or if the notebook has not yet gone into
suspend mode, as this may lead to loss of data.
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Your notebook offers automatic and modifiable power saving functions that you can use to maximize battery life and reduce overall
operating costs. The power saving modes are known as standby
mode and suspend (hibernate) mode.
Safety
Power Management
When in standby mode, the contents of the RAM of your notebook
are preserved while practically all other components of your notebook are shut down, reducing your power consumption to a minimum.
Handling
Standby Mode
Appendix
The hibernate mode is an alternative to a complete shutdown of
the notebook. In this mode all data from RAM (system and
graphic data) are copied to the hard disk as a file. As soon as the
data has been safely saved, the notebook powers down. When the
notebook is switched on again, this file is written back to RAM by
the BIOS. In a few moments the notebook is in the exact state as
when it was last used. If while working on a document the notebook is closed (assuming the correct ACPI setting), the notebook
saves the data in RAM for you automatically. You will restart at
precisely the line in which you were working prior to the interruption. The computer uses no power while it is in suspend (hibernate) mode, but it takes a little longer for the computer to go into
and come out of hibernation compared to standby.
Aid
Suspend (hibernate) mode
Components
By pressing briefly the On/Off button you can power up the device
again.
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Display
Unlike a normal monitor, the TFT display does not produce either
radiation or flicker.
Screen Resolution
The integral screen has a native resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels.
If you change to a presentation with different characteristics in
the Windows ‘Display Characteristics’ Help Program, the display will not appear on the whole area of the screen, among other
effects.
Using a higher resolution can lead to distortion of the display, especially with text. Using a lower resolution may cause the display
to use only a portion of the screen area.
You will adjust the presentation to the mode supported with the
Windows ‘Display Characteristics’ Help Program.
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Safety
Connecting an External Monitor
The notebook has a DVI port (14) for connecting an external
monitor.
1. Shut down your notebook.
3. Connect the external monitor to the electrical socket, power
it up and start your notebook.
4. Start your notebook.
Handling
2. Connect the video signal cable of the external monitor to the
DVI port of the notebook (14).
1. Clone your Desktop
Same display on both monitors
Appendix
Aid
2. Extend your Desktop
An empty Desktop will be displayed in the second [external]
monitor in this mode. Windows can be shifted from the first
monitor to the second monitor.
Components
Two setting possibilities that you can set by means of the Display
Properties will be given to you if an external monitor is connected.
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Display Properties
This program offers you the possibility of adjusting the presentation on your screen. It includes, for example, the background image, the screen saver, the Active Desktop (Web) and additional
settings of your screen and your display card. The program can be
started in the following way:
1. Right click of the mouse on the Windows Desktop and left
click of the mouse of Properties.
or
Through Start Ö System Control Ö Display by means of a
double-click with the left mouse button.
The steps of the Extend your Desktop option follow Extend
your Desktop
1. Select the "Settings" tab and left click on the second display n.
2. Check the option “extend my Windows desktop onto
this monitor” o and press “ok”.
3. To deactivate the extension uncheck the option “extend my
Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
n
o
You can change the resolution and colour depth for either display
in this screen.
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Safety
Data Entry
The modern design of your notebook gives you the possibility of
storing the keyboard in the base of the notebook provided for
this, when it is it is not being used.
Removing the keyboard
Components
Press the ejection button on the base to remove the keyboard
from it. Fold-out feet, with which the keyboard inclination can be
adjusted, are located on the underside of the keyboard.
Handling
The Keyboard
Inserting the keyboard
Fold in the feet of the keyboard and push it under the display, into
the base, until it engages.
Aid
Keyboard ejection button
You can switch the keyboard on/off with the aid of the switch to
the left above the touchpad.
The keyboard will have been switched off and no entry will be
possible if a key is operated, if the switch is standing at OFF.
The keys will have been released and it will be possible to make
an entry, if the switch is standing at ON.
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Appendix
Switching the keyboard on/off
The Touchpad
Operation
The mouse pointer (cursor) follows the direction pre-determined
on the touchpad by the movement of your finger in the normal
mode.
Warning!
Do not use a ball-point pen or other object on the
touch pad, as this could damage or cause a malfunction of your touch pad.
Below the touch pad are the left and right mouse buttons which
can be used as on a normal mouse.
You can also perform a direct click or double click using the touch
pad by tapping the surface briefly once or twice.
In the Windows Control Panel you will find a number of useful
settings that will make using the touch pad easier.
Switching the touchpad on/off
You can switch the touchpad on/off with the aid of the switch to
the right above the touchpad.
The function of the touchpad will have been switched off, if the
button is standing at OFF.
The function of the touchpad will have been switched on, if the
button is standing at ON.
Power saving function
The touchpad will be switched off automatically, if you do not use
it for a longer period. This serves, above all, to minimize the battery consumption of the keyboard.
Press any key on the keyboard, to switch the power saving function off again.
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Warning!
Never switch off the computer while the busy indicator
is lit since this may result in loss of data.
If you are looking for a file on the hard drive and you know the
name, go to Search on the Start menu to find the file. Following is
some general information on where you might find some common
files.
Safety
Handling
Components
The hard drive is the main storage medium combining large storage capacity and rapid data access. You have acquired an OEM
version of the Microsoft Windows® operation system, which will
support all the performance features of the notebook completely,
with your notebook. We have already configured the hard drive
of your notebook so that you will usually be able to work with it
optimally, without having to install any software yourself. The
Windows® operating system cannot use the full capacity of the
hard drive, which means that there will be a difference between
the capacity that the BIOS displays and what the operating system displays. The hard drive contains the operating system of the
computer, other application programs and backup files. These
programs and files are pre-installed on your notebook, so you
may note that some of the space on your hard drive is already
taken. Whenever the computer is accessing the hard disk, the
corresponding LED illuminates (see page 17.)
Aid
The Hard drive
Usually your hard drive is divided into several partitions, as shown
below. The partitions of your hard drive may vary from what is
shown here.
BOOT
C:
Windows XP
Software programs
RECOVER
D:
Appendix
Your documents
Drivers for internal PC components
Installation files for software that came
with your PC
Restore software
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Important Directories
The most important directories preinstalled on your notebook are
shown below.
Warning!
Do not delete or modify these directories or their contents since data could be lost or the functionality of the
system could be at risk.
Also pay attention to this: You will no longer be able
to carry out the recreation of the supply status by
means of the Support, if you have converted the Recovery Partition into a NTFS file system.
C:\
This is the main hard disk drive partition for your notebook.
It is where your program files, settings, and documents are
stored, as well as files necessary for running Windows XP.
C:\ Program Files
Includes files belonging to software programs.
C:\Windows
The main directory for Windows XP.
C:\ Documents and Settings
Includes the settings and documents for all users.
D:\ Driver
Drivers for internal notebook components.
D:\Tools
Includes installation files for software that came with your
notebook.
D:\Recover
Includes the files needed to perform a system restore.
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Safety
The Optical Drive
Loading a Disc
This notebook features a slot-loading optical drive.
Handling
Note
Do not place protective foils or other stickers on your
CD’s. To avoid damage to your drive, do not use deformed of damaged CD’s.
Warning!
1. To insert a disc into the optical drive, gently push the disc
into the slot and the drive will lock the disc in place and pull
it inside.
Appendix
The ‘E’ drive letter will have been allocated to your optical drive in
the delivery status. You will have easy access to your files on your
disks with Windows Explorer (workstation). Start Explorer through
the Start Menu or by pressing the Windows Button á and the ‘E’
Button at the same time. The pre-installed media reproduction will
be used automatically during access to DVD videos (or audio and
video files on normal data CDs).
Aid
Components
Do not use scratched or dirty disks, discs with pieces
broken off or disks of poor quality. Because of the high
speeds in the drive the disks might break and damage
your data as well as your drive. Examine the disks before you enter them. If damage or dirt is visible, you
should not use them. Damage caused by faulty media
is excluded from warranty and their repair must be
charged.
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2. Press the ejection button on the optical drive or the
short-cut key, if you want to remove a disk.
Warning!
While the notebook is accessing the optical drive the
media activity indicator is lit. Do not try to remove the
CD from the drive while this LED is lit.
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from
Discs
Your notebook is able to playback and to retrieve Audio CDs, DVD
Movies and Data discs.
After loading the disc your operating system will open a selection
window with different options for playback. Normally there are
various programs at your disposal.
If your operating system doesn’t open the selection window you
still have the possibility of the access via the explorer or “My
Computer”.
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The playback of DVD movies includes the decoding of MPEG2 videos, digital AC3 audio data and the deciphering of CSS protected
contents.
Safety
Regional Playback Information for DVD
In order to facilitate the geographically restricted release of movies, DVD titles are released for certain regions.
Copyright laws require the restriction of each DVD movie to a certain region (usually the region, in which it is sold).
DVD movie versions can be published in several regions but the
CSS regulations require that each CSS decipherable system may
only be used in one region.
Note
Appendix
Aid
The decoding software included with your PC may be
changed for regional DVD decoding up to five times,
after which the drive will only play DVD movies for the
region setting last entered. Changing the region code
after that will require factory resetting which is not
covered by warranty. If resetting is desired, shipping
and resetting costs will be billed to the user.
Components
Among the numerous regulations for CSS licensees the most important ones are the country specific playback restrictions.
Handling
CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name of a data protection program incorporated by the movie industry as an action
against illegal copies.
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Subjects Concerning the CD/DVDRewriter
This Section only relates to devices that have been supplied with
a CD-RW, a combination drive or a DVD-RW drive.
First of all, you receive information on the so-called blank discs.
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs
Normal Discs are pressed from a digital, glass master and then
sealed. In the case of blank disc, the information is burnt onto the
disc with the laser of the Rewriter. Therefore these discs are more
sensitive than normal CDs.
Please avoid the following when using recordable/rewriteable
discs - especially blanks - that have never before been used:
• radiation by direct sunlight (UVA/UVB)
• scratches and damage to the disk surface
• extreme temperatures
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If you wish to alter the base volume, click on the loudspeaker
symbol in the task bar. A double click opens the sound mixer.
You have the additional possibility of controlling the volume with
and
short-cut
the aid of the volume keys (12) or the
keys.
Safety
Your notebook has an integrated stereo sound card (on-board)
with 16-bit and 3D spatial sound effects (3D). The sound card is
compatible with the industry standard Sound Blaster and Microsoft Sound System Version 2.0. This guarantees optimal support
for all popular programs and games.
Handling
The Sound Card
Headphone
connection
(16)
Microphone
connection
(18)
• For sound reproduction via external stereo equipment such as
loudspeakers (active) or headphones.
• For sound reproduction via external stereo equipment such as
loudspeakers (active) or headphones.
• For recording via an external microphone.
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Appendix
Digital
Audio Out
(S/P-DIF optical)
(9)
• For sound reproduction with an
external surround decoder via an
optical cable (available separately at a specialist shop).
Aid
Your notebook has a loudspeaker, so you can always playback
sounds without additional equipment. The connection of a Hi-Fi
system increases the sound quality significantly. The use of the
external connections gives you a good opportunity to connect
your notebook to external devices.
Components
External Audio Ports
The Network
What is a network?
A network means connecting your notebook to one or several
other computers. Users can transfer data between computers and
share resources such as printers, modems and hard disk drives.
Here are some practical examples:
• You can exchange E-mail and manage appointments in an
office.
• Users can share a printer in a network and save their data
on a central server.
• Users can share one modem among computers for Internet
access.
• Two or more computers can be connected to play network
games or share data.
Ethernet-Network
Your PC has a Ethernet Network connection. You can use this to
connect to a network.
Connect one end to the RJ45 connection (Western plug) at the
network interface of your notebook (20) and the other to
another PC or a hub/switch.
The Windows XP Help and Support Centre offers extensive information about networking your PC. You can access this information
by clicking on Start, then Help.
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The wireless LAN function is switched on/off by means of the
icon on the right of the Task Strip. You will then have the possibility of creating a network connection, if the following requirements
have been fulfilled, after the wireless LAN function has been activated.
Safety
Wireless LAN is an optional feature. This function allows you to
create a wireless network link with an access point or directly with
another wireless-enabled PC. Please read the necessary prerequisites before activating this feature.
Handling
Wireless LAN
Warning!
Components
Make sure the Wireless LAN option is switched OFF in
any environment where it might interfere with critical
and sensitive devices, e.g., on aircraft, in hospitals and
other medical centres, etc.
Conditions
To set up a wireless network to share Internet access, files, and
printers at home, you will need an access point, a router, and a
broadband (DSL or cable) modem. Some access points can also
serve as a router and/or a broadband modem. Check with your
retailer or Internet Service Provider to find the best solution for
your needs.
A link to another computer with wireless LAN functionality can
also be created without an access point. This will allow you to
share files, but you will need an access point and a router to
share an Internet connection.
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Appendix
Wireless access points are often found in offices, airports, universities or Internet cafés. They offer access to networks or to the
Internet. Access authorizations are normally needed. A fee may
be required to use a public access point.
Aid
An access point is a wireless transmitter that communicates with
your notebook and controls access to the network connection
(e.g., a home network or a broadband connection such as DSL).
The wireless network link works according to standard IEEE
802.11g which is also compatible with the IEEE 802.11b standard. The standard 802.11a is supported.
If encrypted transmission is used, this must operate according to
the same principle on all devices. Encryption is a method of
protecting the network from unauthorized access.
The transmission speed (max. 54 Mbp/s) can vary according to
the distance and loading of the partner.
Troubleshooting within the Network
Why does an error message appear when I click on the
network environment?
The computer name must be unique on the network and may not be the same as the task group.
It appears that the network boards are unable to communicate. What might be the problem?
Maybe one of the used network boards works with a
different speed (e. g. 10 instead 100 Mbit) and
your network computer is unable to recognize this.
If necessary, set the network driver to the compatible speed.
If two PCs should be linked you require a crosslink cable, otherwise use a patch cable.
In addition, check the protocols and the configuration.
The data transmission is incorrect or very slow. What
might be the problem?
Maybe you have the wrong cable (UTP / CAT3 or
lower) or the problem is the proximity of a power
cord or another source of interference.
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Safety
Bluetooth wireless technology is designed to replace cables between devices, such as printers, keyboards, and mice.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates over a short distance.
Bluetooth devices use radio transmission, which enables computers, mobile phones, printers, keyboards, mice, and other devices to communicate with each other without cables.
There are several uses for Bluetooth wireless technology, including, but not limited to:
• Creating a wireless connection to the Internet with a mobile
phone or a modem server.
Handling
Bluetooth
• Using a Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse.
• Joining a personal area network (PAN).
• Synchronizing a personal digital assistant (PDA) to a computer or another device using Bluetooth wireless technology.
The data transfer speed for Bluetooth wireless technology can be
up to 700 kilobits (Kbps) per second. The data transfer speed can
vary depending on the device or environmental factors. A Bluetooth device can transmit through walls, pockets, and briefcases.
Since Bluetooth is using the same frequency range as WLAN, simultaneous use might cause interference.
Appendix
If this should happen you can disable one service temporary.
Aid
• Printing to a Bluetooth wireless printer.
Components
• Transferring files between computers or between a computer and another device.
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Activate/de-activate Bluetooth
The Bluetooth function will be switched on/off by means of the
icon on the right of the Task Strip.
Warning!
Make sure the Bluetooth option is switched OFF in any
environment where it might interfere with critical and
sensitive devices, e.g., on aircraft, in hospitals and
other medical centres, etc.
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Safety
The PCI Express Connection
Your notebook supports the PCI Express/54 standard.
PCI Express/54 cards are available on the market.
Handling
Installing PCI Express Card
Note
Please always read the instructions that come with
your PCI Express card before installation.
Components
Note
Remove the dummy card from the
PCMCIA Slot before installation.
Replace the card to protect contacts
against dirt if the Slot is not used.
Please take note of the following before removing the PCI Express
card:
Aid
Removing PCI Express Card
• Terminate the program which you used with the card.
• Left-click on the icon Safely Remove Hardware
taskbar, select the card and click on Stop.
in the
THE PCI EXPRESS CONNECTION
Appendix
In order to remove the card, first push it into the contact to
unlock it. Pull the card from the bay and store it securely.
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The Remote Control
This wireless remote control set controls the Media Center program on your notebook. In order for this to work, the following
requirements must be met:
• The notebook must be booted up.
• The operating system must be fully loaded.
• The driver software must be installed*.
• The USB remote control receiver must be connected.
* All these conditions are met in the delivered state.
Inserting batteries
1. Turn the remote unit round.
2. Open the battery compartment by pulling off the flap of the
cover carefully.
3. Place one-button cell batteries (Type: CR2025, 3V) into the
battery compartment. Ensure that the polarity corresponds
to the illustration etched on the inside of the battery compartment (+ must correspond with + and – with –).
4. Replace the cover of the battery compartment.
Installing the remote control receiver
It does not matter if the notebook is switched on or off when you
connect up the remote control receiver.
The necessary driver software is already installed on your computer.
1. Boot up your notebook and wait for Windows® to load fully.
2. Insert the USB plug of the remote control receiver in a free
USB slot.
3. Your notebook will automatically detect the new device and
automatically integrate it provided that the driver has been
installed (delivered state).
4. You can now use the remote control to operate the Media
Center program.
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Safety
Button layout
Note
On / Off
Open the list of TV recordings.
EPG function (Electronic Program Guide)
Handling
The functions described here are standard functions.
These Buttons can differ according to the operating
mode (TV, video, photo, etc.).
View television programs.
Special function buttton
(e.g.: Selection of the audio track)
red
Special function buttton
(e.g.: subtitle selection)
green
Special function buttton
(e.g.: Camera selection)
yellow
Special function buttton
(e.g.: Chapter selection)
blue
Components
Open DVD menu.
Press + to select the next channel (TV).
You select the previous channel with -.
You select the required function
with these navigation Buttons.
The selection indicator will move
in the appropriate direction.
Press the OK button to confirm
your selection.
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Appendix
Press - to increase the volume.
Aid
Press + to increase the volume.
Reverts to the point selected previously.
Application-related information function.
Start Media Center.
Previous titles/images/chapters
Next titles/images/chapters
Rewind.
Starts playback.
Fast forward.
Starts recording.
Ends the playback/recording.
Pauses the playback at the selected
point.
Direct selection of the TV channels by means
of numbers. Number entry in the case of some
functions (video text, etc.).
With the * button you can switch from user
interface to full screen mode.
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Safety
Changing the transmission/reception
channels
1. Start the Control Panel and select the option Other Control Panel Options.
2. Choose the menu item Wireless Remote Settings..
Handling
If several computers with remote controls are set up in close
proximity of each other (approx. 10 metres), this can lead to
disturbance. This can be remedied by choosing different channels.
Only reset the remote control in case of disturbances.
Proceed as follows:
3. Select the new channel (a number between 1 and 16) in
and confirm your setting with the Apply button.
5. Now enter the channel already set in the software by means
of the numeric key pad of your remote, without releasing
the Clear button.
6. Press the OK button. Do not release the Clear button until
then.
7. Press any button on your remote to see the current code.
Components
4. Press and hold the Clear button on the remotw.
Appendix
Aid
8. Confirm your settings by using the OK button of the Wireless Remote Settings window.
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The TV Function
Connections
You will need an additional 75 Ohm coaxial antenna cable and the
antenna adapter supplied optionally to enable TV reception.
1. Plug one end of the adapter into the aerial (19) and connect
the other end to a coaxial antenna cable.
2. Connect the other end of the coaxial antenna cable to an aerial antenna or to cable TV.
Warning!
It is important that you pull out the antenna cable,
when the device is not in use, especially during thunderstorms. In this way you protect your device from a
potential power surge caused by lightning.
You will also be able to view your channels by means of DVB-T, if
you connect a corresponding aerial to the antenna connection for
TV reception.
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Safety
Watch TV
If you want to watch TV with your notebook you need special
software. This is already installed and can be found in All Programs, Media Center.
The execution of an autoscan will be necessary to watch TV. You
will start the scanning procedure by selecting Settings Ö Autoscan.
You can control the program with the remote control.
Warning!
Appendix
Aid
Components
Audio and video recordings can occupy a lot of memory (up to 2.4 GB per hour). We recommend that you
save your audio and video recording files to rewriteable media or save them on the directory D:.
Handling
You will find additional help by pressing the F1 key.
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Webcam
The installed webcam enables the use of various services, such as
online telephony.
Proceed as follows to operate the webcam:
1. Fold out the webcam as illustrated.
2. Click the
icon in the Task Strip with the right mouse button and activate the webcam by means of the Menu displayed.
3. Start the video software by means of
Start Ö All Programs Ö Vimicro Corporation Ö VM3210
Ö VimicroCam.
4. A Window will open and the live image of the webcam will
be displayed.
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Your notebook has 3 USB 2.0 connection sockets (USB 1.1compatible).
Devices connected directly to the USB bus should not draw more
than 500 mA. Should the devices need more power than this, it
will be necessary to provide a powered hub.
Safety
The Universal Serial Bus (USB 1.1 and USB 2.0) (11) is a standard for the connection of input devices, scanners and additional
peripherals. These devices can be connected at the USB port by
means of a single cable.
Handling
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
The data transfer speed is 1.5 Mbit/s or 12 Mbit/s, depending on
the device connected. USB 2.0 can achieve up to 480 Mbit/s.
Components
Note
Appendix
Aid
Some USB devices require that you reinstall software
drivers when you connect the device to a different USB
port than the one originally used. This can be avoided
by always using the device with the same USB port.
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IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
The IEEE 1394 (also known as iLink® or FireWire®) port (10) provide an easy and high-performance way of connecting high-speed
storage, imaging, and many new types of audio/video devices
easily.
Application Options for IEEE1394
• Connection of digital devices of the entertainment industry,
such as set-top speakers, digital video and camcorder, ‘Digital Versatile Disk’ (DVD), television etc.
• Multimedia applications and video processing.
• Input and output devices such as printers, scanners, etc.
Technical Specifications
• Depending on the application, the maximum data transfer is
about 100, 200 or 400 Mbit/s, corresponding to a data
throughput of up to 50 MB per second.
• The device can be plugged in or unplugged during operation
(hot plugging).
• The standardised cord (‘Shielded Twisted Pair’ -STP) includes 6 strands. Two lines are live (8V up to 40V, 1.5 A
max.) and can be used as an external power supply. The
four signal lines transfer data or control information. Some
devices do not require a power supply via the cord so that
four pole plugs are used.
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Safety
Securing the Notebook
You can protect your notebook against unauthorized use with a
switching on password. Then, an invitation to enter the password
will appear on the screen when the notebook is switched on.
The password will be set up in BIOS.
Warning!
Handling
Startup Password
Appendix
Aid
You can also use the security options of WindowsXP, in order to
protect your data against unauthorized access. You will find further information in the chapter „Data and System Security“ starting on page 73.
Components
Keep your password in a safe place. You will not have
any possibility of deleting your password if you forget
it. Contact your Customer Service in that case.
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Software
There are many kinds of help and information for using your PC.
This section tells you where to get help with the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system, software programs, and the PC.
Getting to Know Windows XP
Windows® XP Tour
Windows® XP includes a tour that you can take to familiarize
yourself with the operating system. This tour can usually be found
by clicking on the Start menu. You can also find the tour by selecting All Programs, then Accessories.
Microsoft® Interactive Training
Training is the most powerful way to acquire skills that help you
perform a specific task efficiently. On the Start menu, choose All
Programs, choose Accessories, and then choose Microsoft®
Interactive Training.
Windows® XP Help and Support
An answer to almost every question can be found in this program.
This help function fully covers the Windows operating system.
It is helpful for both beginners and professionals. You can print or
bookmark the information,
which is categorized into topics. You start like this:
1. Click on
2. Now select
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The objective of the program is to ease both the initial contact
with and the transition to WindowsXP for beginners and experienced users.
The program is categorized into many small topics, so that the
user can gain access to the information according to his requirements. Multimedia effects including video clips and speech output
convey the contents of the various topics clearly and efficiently.
Interactive tasks allow you to apply the conveyed topics in a
simulation environment of the program to facilitate a successful
learning experience.
Windows XP Interactive Training covers …
• operating Windows XP
• new functions in Windows XP
• the process of log-on log-off and user administration for creating a security structure
• configuration of the Internet access
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To obtain an overview over the functions and the operations of
WindowsXP we recommend the program „WindowsXP Step by
Step Interactive“.
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Microsoft® Interactive Training
• operating the email program
Use this program to better understand your PC and to operate it
optimally. It also is an additional source of information for recognizing and eradicating potential problems. You start the program
like this:
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• ... and much more!
1. Click on
3. You will find the program in „Accessories“, „Microsoft Interactive Training“.
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2. Select now
Installation of Software
Note
If your operating system is configured that the installation procedure accepts only signed drivers (default)
and software this information screen will appear:
Although the software lacks the digital signature it
may work properly. Click on “Tell me why this testing
is important” to get detailed information.
Confirm by clicking on “Continue Anyway”.
The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the
factory.
It happens that during installation procedure important files can be changed or even cancelled. To
avoid eventual problems in using older files after
installation, make sure to safeguard your hard
disk.
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Run the Program Compatibility Assistant under Programs,
Accessories, if you are not sure about the compatibility of the
Program to be installed.
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Please follow the instruction of the software vendor. We will describe a typical installation. Once you insert a CD, the installation
menu is started automatically.
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If the automatic start does not work, it is likely that
the so-called Autorun function has been deactivated.
Read the respective chapter in Windows Help on how
to activate this function.
and select the item
1. Click on
.
2. Now enter the letter of the CD-ROM drive followed by a colon and the program name setup:
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An example for the manual installation without the autorun function:
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e:setup
3. Click on “OK”.
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4. Follow the instruction given by the program.
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Software Uninstallation
In order to remove installed software from your PC, follow the
next steps:
1. Click on
2. Click on
3. Then select the following program:
Select the respective program, start the deinstallation and follow
the instructions on the screen.
If the system becomes unstable due to a certain software or
driver, you are able to recover the stability of the system with
various methods (see starting on page 76). Then you do not need
to uninstall the driver.
Windows Activation
Microsoft is committed to the protection of intellectual property
rights and the reduction of software piracy. Therefore Windows XP
contains software-based product activation technology. Your copy
of Windows XP has already been activated for your PC.
Product activation is needed if some components of your PC have
been replaced or you use a non-authorized BIOS. If necessary
you can activate Windows XP as often as requested.
You will probably need to activate Windows XP by telephone even
if Internet Activation is available. This is due to the pre-activated
SLP version which runs with a special Product-ID. However, activation needs your unique Product ID which can be found on the
Certificate of Authenticity sticker on your PC housing. When
you call, please inform your agent that you are running an OEM(SLP) version of the software.
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In BIOS setup (Basic Configuration) there are a number of configurable parameter settings available for your notebook. For example, you can change the operating mode of the interfaces, security
features or power management.
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The BIOS Set-up-Program
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Warning!
The notebook is factory pre-set to guarantee optimum
operation. Only modify the parameters if necessary
and if you are familiar with the configuration options.
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You can only run the BIOS configuration program at system startup. If the notebook has already started, power it down and then
up again. Press the F2 function key in order to start the BIOSSET-UP.
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Running the BIOS Set-up
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First Aid
FAQ........................................................... 71
Maintenance ............................................... 82
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Troubleshooting .......................................... 79
Appendix
System Recovery ........................................ 76
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Data and System Security ............................ 73
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I still have to install the enclosed CDs/DVDs?
No. Basically all programs are already preinstalled.
The disks are only intended as backup copies.
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What is the Windows activation?
Your operating instructions include a chapter about
this subject.
When do I have to activate Windows?
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Your software has been preactivated in the factory.
An activation will only be required, if ...
... several components are replaced by others.
... your installed a new motherboard.
... a different BIOS version has been installed.
... you install the software to another computer.
How do I perform a data backup?
Aid
You can also use the Security program to do this. It
is important that you follow all the operating hints of
the program. You will find the program under:
Start Ö All Programs Ö Accessories
Ö System Program Ö Security
You can also use Nero BackItUp as an alternative.
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Make a backup and a retrospective backup of selected data on external media (CD-R), in order to
become familiar with the technology.
A backup is unusable if you are not in a position to
recreate the data, the medium (CD-R) is defective or
is no longer available.
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When is the recovery of the factory setting recommended?
This method should be chosen as the last resort.
Read chapter “System recovery” concerning the
possible alternatives.
Why is the boot partition missing when booting from
the support/ application CD?
The first partition is formatted with the file system
NTFS. Compared to FAT32 this file system offers
more security and a more efficient access. However,
NTFS partitions can only be read from operating systems supporting this. This is not the case in the
aforementioned CD.
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The programs described below are part of your Windows operating system. You will find additional information on these programs
in the Windows Help file.
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Data and System Security
Both programs are found in Accessories/System Tools within
the Start menu. You should make a backup disk with all your
passwords and the operating system’s original configuration.
Maintenance Programs
You can avoid some hardware and software errors with disk maintenance programs such as Disk Defragmenter and Disk
Cleanup. The program System Information can also be helpful
since it gives you detailed information about your system configuration. You will find these programs in Accessories/System
Tools.
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Back up data regularly on external media such as a CD-R or CDRW. Windows offers both a Backup program and a Files and
Settings Transfer Wizard.
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Data Security
To protect individual user accounts from complications resulting
from lost passwords, users should create a password reset disk
and keep it in a safe place. If the user should forget his/her password, the password can be reset with the password reset disk so
that the user has access again to his/her local user account.
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Password Reset Disk
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Windows Help describes how to create a password reset disk.
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Windows® Update
Windows Update is the online updating of Windows. Use Windows Update to download elements such as security updates, important updates, the newest help files, drivers and Internet products from the Internet.
The website is regularly augmented by new content, so that you
can download the newest updates and error corrections at any
time, to protect the notebook and guarantee its functioning.
Windows Update will search through the notebook and provide a
list of individual updates especially for the configuration of your
notebook.
Each update that Microsoft regards as important for the operation
of the operating system, programs or hardware components will
be classified as an “important update” and automatically selected
for installation for you.
Important updates will be provided to remove known problems
and to protect the notebook against known security risks.
Carry out four simple steps, to download the updates needed and
to keep your computer on the current status of technology:
1. Open Windows Update in the Help and Support Center.
2. Click on Search for update.
3. Click on Add to select the desired update and to add it to
the updates to be installed, while you are searching through
the available updates in each category. You can also read a
complete description of each individual element by clicking
on the Read further Link.
4. Click on Check and install updates, when you have selected all the desired updates, and then click on Install
now.
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Windows Update needs certain information about the respective
notebook, so that a suitable list with updates can be provided for
you. This information will include the following:
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Windows Update Information for Data Security
• Version number of the operating system
• Version number of Internet Explorer
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• Version numbers of additional software programs
• Plug & Play identification key of the hardware devices
Windows Update will stand up for the protection of your private
data and will not record your name, address, email address or
other forms of personal data. The information collected will only
be used during the time that you are visiting the website. It will
also not be stored.
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Note
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The update can only be executed via the Internet. Ensure that you are on-line with your notebook when
downloading the updates.
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System Recovery
Windowsxp provides a useful function enabling the storage of the
so-called Recovery points.
The system remembers the current configuration as a snapshot
and returns to this, if necessary. The advantage is that an unsuccessful installation can be cancelled.
Recovery points are created automatically by the system, but
they can also be set manually.
You can determine and configure yourself the maximum memory
taken up by this. You find this program in the program file under
accessories, system programs.
We recommend setting a recovery point before installing a new
software or driver. If the system does not run stable any longer
this enables you usually to return to a workable configuration
without deleting newly created documents. In the next paragraph
read your options for a repair of an incorrect installation.
Correction
Windowsxp includes various functions ensuring that the PC as well
as the installed applications and devices work correctly.
These functions assist you in solving the problems which might
occur by adding, deleting or replacing files required for the functionality of the operating system, the applications and devices.
The recovery function or functions you use depend on the type of
occurring problem or error. For detailed information refer to the
Windows help.
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Enter the search word “Overview over the repair” in order to
evaluate which of the following functions is the safest way to
correct your problem:
• Backup
• Recreation of device drivers
• Deactivation of the device
• System recreation
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• Last configuration known to function
• Protected Mode and system recreation
• Recreation console
• Windows installation disk
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System Restore powered by Symantec
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If your system is not functioning properly and Windows XP System Restore did not solve the problem, then you should use the
Application Support Disc to restore your system. This recovery
mode provides several options.
1. Recovery of start-up files
Use this option to restore the start-up files. This option is
most useful when a virus has corrupted certain files necessary for your computer to boot. It is executed very quickly.
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2. Recovery of system and driver files
This option will copy the original system and driver files to
your hard disk. This feature shouldn’t affect your personal
files and settings. However, we recommend that you first
back up your personal data just to be safe.
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3. Restoring the factory settings
This recovery will reset your system to its condition at delivery. ALL DATA ON YOUR LOCAL DISC (C:) DRIVE WILL BE
ERASED. If possible, back up your personal data to external
media before performing this restore.
Limits of the Recovery
• Changes made to the original configuration (RAS, Desktop
or Internet settings) and installed Software will be ignored
by this Recovery and will not be reloaded.
• Driver Updates or hardware installed by you will be ignored
by this Recovery.
Warning!
All data on drive C will be erased. If necessary, backup
all required data on drive D.
This recovery will reset your system to its condition at delivery.
Printer installations or other additional software must be reinstalled.
Performing the Restore
1. Please read the whole ‘System Recovery’ Section and the
references given beforehand whatever happens.
2. Insert the Application & Support disc and start the notebook.
3. Select the option “Boot from CD-ROM”.
4. Use the arrow keys to read through the license agreement,
and then press the Esc key to proceed.
5. Click YES to agree to the license agreement and follow the
instructions on the screen.
6. Select one of the options given, in order to start the system
recreation.
The notebook will restart after each option selected.
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Troubleshooting
Errors can have simple causes, but sometimes they are caused by
faulty equipment. We would like to give you some tips to help
solve common problems. Should these instructions not lead to
success, please feel free to contact us.
Check Cables and Connections
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Localize the Cause
• In battery mode, connect the notebook to the power adapter
and ensure that the battery is charged up.
• If you are operating the notebook with the power adapter,
check the electrical socket, power cord and all switches in
the circuit of the electrical socket.
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• Switch off the notebook and check all cable connections.
Check the connections to peripherals. Do not exchange cables, even though they may look similar. The polarity in the
cables may be different. When it is confirmed that the notebook has power and all connections are correct, turn the
notebook on again.
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Visibly check all cables and connections. Should all lights be off,
check whether all equipment is supplied with power.
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Errors And Possible Causes
The display is blank:
• This error can have different causes:
1. The operational display (On /Off switch) does not shine
and the notebook is in the swap file status.
Solution:
Operate the On /Off switch.
2. The notebook is in the Standby Mode.
Solution:
Operate the On /Off switch.
3. The display has been switched off with the
Solution:
key.
Press the
key.
The touchpad does not react.
• The power saving device has switched itself on. Operate any
key on the keyboard to reactivate the touchpad.
• Set the right switch to ON above the touchpad.
The keyboard does not react.
• Have you adapted the keyboard to the notebook? Press the
ID link on the keyboard and the wireless adjustment key
on the back of the notebook at the same time to do this.
• Set the left switch above the touchpad to ON.
• The keyboard batteries are empty. Replace them with new
batteries of the same type.
The notebook switches off during operation.
• The rechargeable battery could be empty. Connect the notebook by means of the mains adapter and charge the rechargeable battery.
The notebook cannot be switched on.
• Operate the notebook by means of the rechargeable battery
and check that it has been correctly inserted and charged.
Wrong Date and Time:
• Double-click the clock on the taskbar and correct the date
and time.
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No data can be accessed from the optical Drive.
• Check whether the CD is inserted correctly.
• Is the CD-ROM displayed in Windows Explorer? If so, test
another CD.
Additional Support
If the suggestions in the above section have not solved your problem, please contact customer care and we will attempt to help you
solve the problem. Before you call, however, please have the following information available:
• How is your computer configured?
• What additional peripherals do you use?
• What messages, if any, appear on your screen?
• What software were you using when the error occurred?
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• Click the corresponding icon in the Task Strip and select the
option in the Menu that appears, in order to activate the
WLAN connection.
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The WLAN connection does not function.
• What steps have you already undertaken to solve the problem?
• Have you upgraded or removed drivers or hardware?
• Can you manually repeat the problem?
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• If you have been given a customer number previously,
please have this available.
This notebook has been extensively tested in our laboratories with
a large number of compatible devices. It fulfils all required standards and complies with the standard “Designed for Windows”,
which certifies utmost compatibility. However, the software drivers for individual components are updated from time to time. This
is a regular process provided by the manufacturer to mend possible compatibility problems that may occur with components (e.g.,
programs or hardware) that were not tested at the time of your
notebook’s manufacture.
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Driver Support
Maintenance
Warning!
There are no user-serviceable or user-cleanable parts
inside the notebook housing. Never open the notebook housing.
Following these measures can extend the lifetime of your notebook:
• Before cleaning, always remove the power adapter plug and
all connecting cables.
• Only use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean the notebook.
• Do not use any solvents, corrosive or gaseous cleaning
agents.
• Do not use CD-ROM cleaning disks or similar products that
clean the lens of the laser to clean your optical drive.
• Dust or grease on the touchpad will impair its sensitivity.
Remove dust or grease on the surface of the Touchpad with
a strip of sticky tape.
Care of the TFT Display
• Avoid touching or scratching the surface of the screen as it
is easily damaged.
• Make sure that no water drops are allowed to remain on
the screen. Water can cause permanent discoloration.
• Clean the screen with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
• Do not expose the screen to bright sunlight or ultraviolet
radiation.
• The notebook and its packaging are recyclable.
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Transporting the Notebook
Please use the following guidelines when transporting the notebook:
• Always use the notebook carrying case. This helps to protect the notebook from dirt, moisture, jolts and scratches.
• Should you need to ship your notebook, always use the
original packaging and make certain the shipper knows the
contents contain fragile electronic equipment.
• Fully charge your battery and any spare batteries immediately before a long journey.
• Inquire about the electricity and communication provision at
the location before a journey.
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• Wait until the PC has reached ambient (room) temperature
before connecting it to the power supply. Drastic variations
in temperature and humidity can create condensation within
the PC and may cause it to short-circuit.
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• Switch off the notebook. This will prevent damage to the
hard disk. When the notebook is turned off, the hard disk
heads are moved into a safe area.
• Acquire the necessary adapter for electricity or communication (modem, LAN, etc.), if necessary, before starting your
journey.
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• It is recommended to send the notebook and all magnetic
storage media (floppy disks, external drives) through the xray device (the device into which you put your bags), when
you are passing through the baggage check at airports.
Avoid the magnetic detector (the construction, through
which you walk) or the magnetic rod (the manual device of
the security personnel), because they could destroy your
data, among other consequences.
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• Put the battery into the packaging separately when despatching the notebook.
Recycling and Disposal
This notebook and its packaging was produced mostly from materials which can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner and be professionally recycled.
After its use the computer will be taken back and recycled or use
will be made of its useful material, if it is returned in a condition
corresponding to its intended use.
Parts not usable will be properly disposed of.
Warning!
There is a lithium battery on the motherboard. No type
of battery belongs in the household waste. All are
taken back free of charge by the manufacturer, dealer
or their representatives for a proper method of utilisation or disposal.
Should you have any questions concerning the disposal please
contact your dealer or our service.
Batteries and Proper Treatment
Batteries may contain combustible materials. By misuse, this may
cause battery leakage, heat, explosion or ignition, bringing
about injury or damage to the device. Please observe strictly the
following matters:
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY from batteries.
If by any chance, the batteries are swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
• DO NOT CHARGE batteries (except rechargeable batteries).
• DO NOT FORCIBLY DISCHARGE batteries.
• DO NOT SHORT-CIRCUIT batteries.
• DO NOT HEAT or DISPOSE OFF IN FIRE.
• DO NOT DISASSEMBLE or DEFORM batteries.
Your hands and fingers may be injured, or the liquid of the
battery may get into your eyes or adhere to your skin. If
this happens, rinse with a large quantity of water immediately and consult a doctor.
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• Do NOT MIX used and new or different types of batteries
together.
Your equipment may not operate properly.
In addition, the battery exhausted first may be excessively
drained (over-discharged).
• REMOVE PROMPTLY the used batteries from the device.
• REPLACE ALL BATTERIES with new batteries of the same
type at the same time.
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• DO NOT reverse the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals to avoid short-circuit.
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• DO NOT expose batteries to strong impact by dropping or
throwing the batteries.
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Aid
• DO NOT throw rundown batteries in the domestic refuses!
Respect the environment and throw them in the specific
containers for separate collection. If necessary, turn to your
reseller or to our service assistance. Thank you!
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• INSULATE THE TERMINAL parts with tape or the like at
the storage or disposal of the batteries.
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Upgrades and Repairs
• Only a qualified Service Engineer should perform upgrades
and repairs to your notebook.
• If you do not have the necessary qualifications, go to an appropriate Service Engineer. Please contact the Service
Centre if you are experiencing technical problems with your
notebook.
Notes for Service Engineers
• Before opening the housing, disconnect the notebook from
all power sources and remove any connecting cables. If the
notebook has not been disconnected from the power outlet
before being opened, there is a danger of severe electric
shock. There is also a risk of damage to the components.
• Internal components of the notebook may be damaged by
electrostatic discharge (ESD). Perform system upgrades
and changes in an ESD-protected work area. If no such
work area is available, wear an antistatic wrist strap or
touch a highly conductive metal object. Your service center
can repair damage sustained by inappropriate handling for a
fee.
• Use only original spare parts.
Notes on Laser Radiation :
• Laser devices of Laser Class 1 to Laser Class 3b may be
used in the notebook. Where the notebook housing remains
closed, the device meets the requirements of Laser Class
1. By opening the notebook housing you will gain access to
laser devices of up to Laser Class 3b.
• The CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD/DVD-RW drive contains no userserviceable parts. Only the manufacturer should perform
repairs to the CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD/DVD-RW drives.
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• DO NOT look into the laser beam, even while wearing optical protection.
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When removing and/or opening laser devices, the following guidelines must be observed:
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• DO NOT allow yourself to be exposed to the laser beam.
Avoid exposure of the eyes or skin to direct or stray radiation.
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Standards
ISO 13406-2 Class II
Active matrix LCDs (TFT) with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixel
(XGA), which are in turn composed of three sub-pixels each (red,
green, blue), contain about 3.9 million addressable transistors.
Because of this very high number of transistors and their extremely complex production process occasionally defective or incorrectly addressed pixels or sub-pixels may occur.
There have been several attempts in the past to define the acceptable number of defective pixels. But this can be difficult and
varies widely between different manufacturers.
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• Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three
feet) away from high frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions, loudspeaker cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid malfunctions and/or
loss of data.
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• When connecting additional components, please observe the
Guidelines on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
Please note that only shielded cables shorter than
3 meters (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB,
IEEE 1394, audio, video and network interfaces with this
notebook.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility
Within ISO-standard 13406-2 the general requirements regarding
pixel defects are defined. Pixel defects are classified into three
failure types and four failure classes. Each individual pixel is made
up of three sub-pixels in the primary colours (red, green, blue).
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We, therefore, adhere to the clear and strict requirements of ISO
13406-2, class II, for the warranty handling of all TFT display
products. These requirements are summarized below.
Pixelstructure
Rows
Blue
Green
Red
Types of Pixel Failures:
• Type 1:
A constantly lit pixel (a bright, white spot), even though it is
not addressed
A white pixel is caused when all three sub-pixel are lit.
• Type 2:
A pixel that does not light up (dark, black spot), although it
is addressed
• Type 3:
Abnormal or defective red, green or blue sub-pixels.
(E.g. constantly lit with half the brightness, one colour is not
shining, blinking or flickering, but not belonging to Type 1 or
2 Pixel Failures)
In addition: A cluster of type 3 (= 2 or more defective sub-pixels
in an array of 5 x 5 pixel). A cluster is an array of 5 x 5 pixel (15
x 5 sub-pixel).
ISO 13406-2, Class II
Resolution
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Cluster
Type 1,
Type 2
Cluster
Type 3
1024 x 768
2
2
4
0
2
1280 x 854
3
3
6
0
3
1280 x 1024
3
3
7
0
3
1400 x 1050
3
3
8
0
3
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A 17” - SXGA-display consists of 1280 horizontal and 1024 vertical picture dots (pixel), which amounts to a total of 1,31 million
pixels. Based on one million pixels this translates into a factor of
about 1.31.
Class II type failure consequently allows for three defects each of
type 1 and type 2 and 7 defects of type 3 and 3 cluster of type 3.
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These cases are normally not covered by warranty.
If the number of failures exceeds the figures of any category
mentioned above then this may be covered by the warranty.
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Example:
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FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of 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 on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Shielded interface cables, if any, must be used
in order to comply with the emission limits.
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We guarantee that this equipment is in perfect working order.
Upon production of the receipt, the remaining period of guarantee
shall pass on from the original parts to the respective replacement
parts. If you hand in this equipment to make use of the guarantee, you must remove all programs, data and removable storage
media. Products which are sent without accessories will be replaced without accessories. The warranty obligation does not apply in the case of the problem being caused by an accident, a catastrophe, vandalism, misuse, incorrect use, ignoring the safety
and maintenance regulations, changes by software, viruses or
another piece of equipment or accessories or by other modifications not approved by ourselves. This limited guarantee declaration replaces all other guarantees of express or implied nature.
This includes the guarantee of saleability or the suitability for a
certain purpose but is not limited to this. In some countries the
exclusion of implied guarantees is not permissible upon principle.
In this case the validity of all express and implied guarantees is
limited to the guarantee period. Once this period has expired, all
guarantees become invalid. In some countries limiting the period
of validity for implied guarantees is not permitted, so that the
above limitation does not come into force. If you have any questions with regard to these guarantee conditions, please contact
us.
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The receipt serves as proof of first purchase and should be kept in
a safe place. Your legal rights are not limited by these warranty
conditions. It is required should you need to make use of the
guarantee.
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Liability limitations
The contents of this manual are subject to unannounced changes
caused by technical progress. Manufacturer and sales shall not be
responsible for any damages which have been caused as a result
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USB-Port ......................... 15
Control panel....................... 23
Correction........................... 76
A
All programs ........................22
Ambient Temperature ............ 5
Appendix.............................89
Audience ............................... i
Autorun ..............................65
Safety
Index
B
Batteries and
Proper Treatment ..............84
Battery operation .................29
Checking the battery level ..32
Inserting ..........................29
Removing.........................30
Battery Operation.................10
Battery Performance ..........32
Charging ..........................31
Discharging the Battery......31
Battery Performance .............32
BIOS Setup-Program ............67
BIOS Utility
Running ...........................67
Bluetooth ............................49
E
Electromagnetic Compatibility 91
EMC ................................... 91
Enter personal details ........... 21
Erweiterter Desktop ............. 35
External monitor .................. 35
Components
Data and system security ...... 73
Data security................... 4, 73
Digital ................................ 45
Directories .......................... 40
Disc-Drive........................... 41
Discharging the battery......... 31
Display
Screen resolution .............. 34
Driver Support..................... 81
DVD-Drive .......................... 41
Handling
D
FAQ ................................... 71
Fast Ethernet-Network .......... 46
FCC Compliance Statement ... 94
Finding files ........................ 39
First Aid.............................. 69
Frequently asked questions ... 71
C
Cabling ................................ 8
Care of Displays ...................82
CD/DVD-Rewriter .................44
CD-blanks ...........................44
CD-ROM..............................41
Changing the
transmission/reception
channels ..........................55
Charging the Battery.............31
Checking the battery level .....32
Connectors
External monitor ...............35
Power socket ....................16
USB ................................59
Aid
F
Getting started .................... 19
Switching on the notebook . 20
H
Hard drive .......................... 39
Partitions ......................... 39
Help................................... 62
INDEX
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Appendix
G
I
O
Icons ..................................23
IEEE 1394 ...........................60
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ............60
Indicators
Access .............................17
Battery charging display .....17
Bluetooth .........................17
Keyboard .........................17
Wireless LAN ....................17
ISO 13406-2 Class II ............91
On/Off button...................... 27
K
Keyboard ............................37
L
Laser radiation .....................86
License agreement ...............21
M
Main components
Hard drive ........................39
IEEE 1394 ........................60
Network ...........................46
Optical drive .....................41
PCI Express connection ......51
Software ..........................62
Sound card.......................45
Universal Serial Bus (USB)..59
Main operation .....................28
Maintenance ........................82
Care of the TFT Display ......82
Transporting the notebook ..83
Maintenance programs ..........73
N
Network
activate WLAN ..................50
Fast Ethernet-Network .......46
Troubleshooting ................48
What is a network? ............46
Wireless LAN ....................47
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P
Partitions ............................ 39
Password reset disk.............. 73
PCI Express card
Installing ......................... 51
Removing ........................ 51
PCI Express connection ......... 51
Performing the Restore ......... 78
Power................................. 33
Turning off your computer.. 23
Power management.............. 33
Power supply.........................7
Battery operation .............. 29
Main operation ................. 28
On/Off button................... 27
Suspend mode ................. 33
Program bar ........................ 22
Q
Quality ................................. ii
R
Recycling and Disposal.......... 84
Repairs............................... 86
Restoring
Limits.............................. 78
Running the Bios Setup......... 67
S
Safety instructions .................3
Data security......................4
Upgrades and repairs ........ 86
Safety Instructions
Ambient Temperature ..........5
Battery Operation ............. 10
Cabling..............................8
Power supply......................7
Set-Up location...................4
Touch Pad..........................9
Screen resolution ................. 34
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Universal Serial Bus ............. 59
Upgrades and repairs ........... 86
USB ................................... 59
Safety
U
Search ................................39
Securing the Notebook ..........61
Startup Password ..............61
Serial number ........................ii
Service .................................ii
Service engineers .................86
Set-Up Location .................... 4
Software .............................62
Deinstallation....................66
Installation .......................64
Windows Activation............66
Sound card..........................45
External audio ports ..........45
Standards ...........................91
Electromagnetic
Compatibility .................91
FCC Compliance Statement.94
Standby mode .....................33
Start button.........................22
Support ..............................81
Suspend to Disk ...................33
System Recovery
Correction ........................76
Warranty ............................ 95
Windows XP
Control Panel.................... 23
Help...........................23, 62
Help and Support .............. 62
Interactive Training ........... 63
Tour................................ 62
Windows® Desktop .............. 22
Windows® Update ................ 74
Wireless LAN ....................... 47
Activate........................... 50
Working in Comfort ................6
T
Appendix
Table of contents...................vi
Task bar .............................23
Touch Pad ............................ 9
Trademarks ...........................ii
Transport ............................83
Troubleshooting ...................79
Errors and possible causes..80
Turn off computer ................23
TV card
Watching TV .....................57
TV card with remote control ...52
Components
W
Aid
Views
Device indicators .............. 14
DVI................................. 16
IEEE 1394........................ 15
Keyboard ......................... 14
LAN port .......................... 16
Optical drive..................... 15
PCI Express port ............... 15
Power ON/OFF .................. 14
Power socket.................... 16
TFT Display ...................... 14
USB-Port ......................... 15
Handling
V
INDEX
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