Fynbos2 A6220 Ref.book

Fynbos2 A6220 Ref.book

User’s Guide

Learn how to use your Fujitsu LifeBook

A6220 notebook

Copyright and Trademark Information

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this document; however, as ongoing development efforts are continually improving the capabilities of our products, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this document. We disclaim liability for errors, omissions, or future changes.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, and LifeBook are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited.

Intel and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

EverNote is a registered trademark of EverNote Corporation.

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OmniPass is a trademark of Softex, Inc.

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Blu-ray is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Google and Picasa are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Incorporated.

Roxio is a trademark of Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions.

MakeDisc, PowerDirector, and PowerDVD are trademarks of CyberLink Corp.

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ChiralMotion is a trademark or registered trademark of Synaptics Incorporated.

Atheros is a registered trademark of Atheros Communications, Inc.

Norton and Norton Internet Security are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corp. in the United States and other countries.

The DVD player found in some models of the LifeBook notebook 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 users. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Responsible Party Name:

Address:

Telephone: according to FCC Part 15

Declares that product:

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

1250 E. Arques Avenue, M/S 122

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 746-6000

Base Model Configuration: LifeBook A6220 notebook

Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operations are subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL Listed I.T.E. Class II Adapters with an output rating of 19 VDC, with a current of

4.22 A (80 W).

AC adapter output polarity:

+

When using your notebook equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following:

Do not use this product near water for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

Avoid using the modem during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

Do not use the modem to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.

Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.

For TV tuner use: To protect from overvoltages and transients on the Cable Distribution System, be sure that the outer shield of the coaxial cable is connected to earth (grounded) at the building premise as close to the point of cable entrance as practicable, as required per NEC Article 820.93, ANSI/NFPA 70: 2005. If you have questions about your CATV installation, contact your service provider.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

For Authorized Repair Technicians Only

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Recycling your battery

Over time, the batteries that run your mobile computer will begin to hold a charge for a shorter amount of time; this is a natural occurrence for all batteries. When this occurs, you may want to replace the battery with a fresh one*. If you replace it, it is important that you dispose of the old battery properly because batteries contain materials that could cause environmental damage if disposed of improperly.

Fujitsu is very concerned with environmental protection, and has enlisted the services of the Rechargeable Battery

Recycling Corporation (RBRC)**, a non-profit public service organization dedicated to protecting our environment by recycling old batteries at no cost to you.

RBRC has drop-off points at tens of thousands of locations throughout the United States and Canada. To find the location nearest you, go to www.RBRC.org

or call 1-800-822-8837.

If there are no convenient RBRC locations near you, you can also go to the EIA Consumer Education Initiative website ( http://EIAE.org/ ) and search for a convenient disposal location.

Remember – protecting the environment is a cooperative effort, and you should make every effort to protect it for current and future generations.

* To order a new battery for your Fujitsu mobile computer, go to the Fujitsu shopping site at www.shopfujitsu.com

in the US or www.fujitsu.ca/products/notebooks in Canada.

** RBRC is an independent third party to which Fujitsu provides funding for battery recycling; RBRC is in no way affiliated with Fujitsu.

Contents

Preface

About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Conventions Used in the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Fujitsu Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your LifeBook

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Locating the Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Top Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Back Panel Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Touchpad Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Clicking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Navigating Using Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Touchpad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Launching Applications with the LifeBook Application Panel . . . . . . . . . 41

Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button . . . . . . . . . . 43

Launching Applications with the Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Chapter 2 Getting Started with Your LifeBook

Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Connecting the Power Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Using the Power Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Starting Your LifeBook Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Hard Disk Drive Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Booting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Starting Windows Vista the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Installing Click Me! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Fujitsu Driver Update Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Power Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Power/Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Windows Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Powering Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Chapter 3 User-Installable Features

Lithium ion Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Color Lid for LifeBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Installing and removing a color lid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Optical Drive Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Media Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Blu-ray Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Loading Media on Your Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Removing Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Emergency Optical

Drive Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Using the Media Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Using Media Player on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

PC Cards/ExpressCards™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Installing ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Removing ExpressCards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

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Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Installing Memory Stick and SD Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Removing A Memory Stick or SD Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Installing Memory Upgrade Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Checking the Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Removing a Memory Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Universal Serial Bus Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Microphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

External Video Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

IEEE 1394 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

E-SATA Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

HDMI Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Your LifeBook

Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Restoring Your Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Drivers and Applications Restore Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Recovery and Utility disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Automatically Downloading Driver Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

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Chapter 5 Care and Maintenance

Caring for your LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Cleaning your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Cleaning the dust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Storing your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Traveling with your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Optional Floppy Disks and Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Media Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

PC/ExpressCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Chapter 6 System Specifications

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Chipset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Mass Storage Device Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Included Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Learning About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

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Glossary/Regulatory

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide

Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Characteristics of the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Deactivating/Disconnecting the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Deactivation Using the Wireless On/Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Disconnection Using the Icon in the Taskbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Activating the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Configuring the Wireless LAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Connecting to a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Troubleshooting the WLAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

WLAN Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Using the Bluetooth Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

What is Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Where to Find Information About Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Using a WUSB Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

What is Certified Wireless USB? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Using Certified Wireless USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device

Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Installing OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

User Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Using OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Configuring OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

OmniPass Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

12

Preface

About This Guide

The LifeBook A6220 notebook from Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation provides desktop performance with a fast, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor. Your notebook has a built-in 15.4” TFT WXGA color display. This system brings the computing power of desktop personal computers (PCs) to a portable environment.

Your computer comes with Microsoft Windows Vista® Business or Windows Vista® Home Premium operating system pre-installed.

This manual explains how to operate your LifeBook notebook’s hardware and built-in system software.

Conventions Used in the Guide

Keyboard and on-screen keys appear in brackets. Example: [Fn], [F1], [ESC], [ENTER] and [CTRL].

Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text.

For example: (“See Installation Procedure on page 43”.)

On screen menu items appear in bold. Example: “Highlight the

CD/DVD

option, then click [OK].”.

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T

HIS

INFORMATION

ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF

THE SUBJECT MATERIAL

.

T

HIS

CAUTION

ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR

COMPUTER

,

OR TO THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR FILES

. P

LEASE READ ALL CAUTION INFORMATION

CAREFULLY

.

T

HIS

WARNING

ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO EITHER YOU

,

YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

OR YOUR FILES

. P

LEASE READ ALL WARNING INFORMATION CAREFULLY

.

Fujitsu Contact Information

Service and Support

You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support in the following ways:

Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support

Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:

Product name

Product configuration number

Product serial number

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Purchase date

Conditions under which the problem occurred

Any error messages that have occurred

Type of device connected, if any

Fujitsu Shopping Online

You can go directly to the online by going to the website at: www.shopfujitsu.com.

Y

OU MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE INTERNET CONNECTION TO USE THE ONLINE

URL

LINKS

.

Limited Warranty

Your LifeBook notebook is backed by a Fujitsu International Limited Warranty. Check the service kit that came with your notebook for the Limited Warranty period and terms and conditions.

15 - About This Guide

Chapter 1

Getting to Know Your LifeBook

Overview

This section describes the components of your Fujitsu

LifeBook A6220 notebook. We strongly recommend that you read it before using your notebook – even if you are already familiar with notebook computers.

16

Figure 1. Fujitsu LifeBook A6220 notebook

Locating the Controls and Connectors

LifeBook Application Panel with Support Button

Web Camera*

Digital Microphone*

Fingerprint Recognition Sensor*

Touchpad Pointing Device

Display Panel

Status Indicator Panel

Stereo Speaker

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

Stereo Speaker

Keyboard

* Optional device or feature

Figure 2. LifeBook notebook with display open

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Top Components

The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s top components.

Web Camera

The optional web camera allows you to take pictures of yourself to send over the internet. For information on using the microphone and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft WebCam

Companion application.

Digital Microphone

The optional digital microphone is used in conjunction with the optional web cam. For information on using the microphone and web cam, see the documentation associated with the ArcSoft WebCam

Companion application.

Display Panel

The display panel is a color LCD panel with back lighting for the display of text and graphics.

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

The Power/Suspend/Resume button allows you to suspend notebook activity without powering off, resume your LifeBook notebook from suspend mode, and power on your notebook when it has been shut

down from Windows. See “Power/Suspend/Resume Button” on page 56.

Keyboard

A full-size keyboard with dedicated Windows keys. See “Keyboard” on page 31.

Stereo Speakers

The built-in dual speakers allow for stereo sound.

Status Indicator Panel

The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond with a specific component of your LifeBook

notebook. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 28.

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Touchpad Pointing Device

The Touchpad pointing device is a mouse-like cursor control with three buttons: a right mouse-like button, a left mouse-like button, and a scroll button. The touchpad is gesture-enabled. This allows you to zoom in

or out and scroll continually using simple gestures. See “Touchpad Pointing Device” on page 34.

Depending upon the configuration of your system, the scroll button may be configured as a fingerprint

recognition/scroll sensor device. See “Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 164.

LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button

The LifeBook Application Panel provides one-touch application launch and volume up/down capabilities.

The Support Button allows you to automatically open the Fujitsu Support Center. This button can also be

configured to provide one-touch application launch capability. See “LifeBook Application Panel/Support

Button” on page 41.

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ExpressCard Slot ExpressCard Eject Button Optical Drive Release Button

PC Card Slot

PC Card Eject Button

Optical Drive

Emergency Optical Tray Release

Figure 3. LifeBook notebook left-side panel

Left-Side Panel Components

The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components.

ExpressCard Slot

The ExpressCard Slots allow you to install an ExpressCard. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™” on page 74.

ExpressCard Eject Button

The ExpressCard eject button is used for removing an ExpressCard from the slot.

Optical Drive Release Button

The optical drive release button opens the optical drive.

Optical Drive

The optical drive is for watching movies, loading programs, or listening to music. See “Optical Drive” on page 67.

20 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Emergency Optical Tray Release

If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the media tray with a paper clip or similar tool

inserted into the eject hole. See “Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release” on page 71.

PC Card Slot

The PC Card Slot allows you to install a Type I or Type II PC Card. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™” on page 74.

PC Card Eject Button

The PC Card Eject Button assists you in removing a PC Card from the PC Card slot.

21 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Headphone Jack

Wireless LAN/UWB/Bluetooth On/Off Switch

E-SATA Port

Microphone Jack

Memory Stick/SD Card Slot USB Ports

Figure 4. LifeBook notebook right-side panel

DC-In Jack

Right-Side Panel Components

The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components.

Wireless LAN/UWB/Bluetooth On/Off Switch

The wireless LAN/UWB/Bluetooth on/off switch is used to turn the optional WLAN, Ultra Wideband, and Bluetooth devices on and off. Switching the device off when not in use will help to extend battery life.

See “Activating the WLAN Device” on page 155.

Headphone Jack

The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones. See “Headphone Jack” on page 85.

Microphone Jack

The microphone jack allows you to connect an external stereo microphone. See “Microphone Jack” on page 86.

22 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

E-SATA Port

E-SATA (External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is an external version of SATA, which connects your computer to the hard drive. SATA is an interface that is much faster than typical IDE interfaces (E-SATA is six times faster than USB 2.0). E-SATA is ideal for backing up large files on an

external hard drive. See “E-SATA Port” on page 88.

Memory Stick/SD Card Slot

The Memory Stick/SD card slot allows you to install a Memory Stick or Secure Digital (SD) card for data

storage. This architecture allows you to transfer data from a variety of different digital devices. See

“Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards” on page 79.

USB 2.0 Ports

The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices. USB 2.0 transfers data at up to 480

Mbps and is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, which transfer data at up to 12 Mbps. See

“Universal Serial Bus Ports” on page 84.

DC Power Jack

The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter to power your LifeBook notebook and charge the internal Lithium ion battery.

23 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Air Vents

HDMI Port

External Video Jack

USB 2.0 Ports

Air Vents

IEEE 1394 Port

Anti-Theft Lock Slot

Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack

Figure 5. LifeBook notebook back panel

Back Panel Components

Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s back panel components.

Air Vents

The air vents allow air to circulate through the system to cool down the components.

T

O PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE

,

BE SURE TO

KEEP

ALL AIR ALL VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED

,

CLEAN

,

AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS

. T

HIS MAY REQUIRE PERIODIC

CLEANING

,

DEPENDING UPON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS USED

.

D

O NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED

,

SUCH AS IN

TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION

.

24 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

HDMI Port

The HDMI port is used to connect compatible digital devices with your computer (such as a high-

definition television or AV receiver).

See “HDMI Port” on page 88.

External Video Port

The external monitor port allows you to connect an external monitor or LCD projector. See “External

Video Port” on page 86.

USB 2.0 Ports

The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices. USB 2.0 transfers data at up to 480

Mbps and is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, which transfer data at up to 12 Mbps. See

“Universal Serial Bus Ports” on page 84.

IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Jack

The 4-pin 1394 jack is used to connect between your LifeBook and an IEEE 1394 peripheral such as a

digital video camera. See “Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device” on page 87.

Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack

The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for an internal Gigabit (10Base-T/100Base-Tx/1000Base-T)

Ethernet LAN connection. See “Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack” on page 84.

Anti-theft Lock Slot

The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device.

I

N THE PAST

,

A MODEM PORT WOULD TYPICALLY BE AVAILABLE

,

BUT SINCE MOST USERS NOW CONNECT

VIA

E

THERNET OR

WLAN,

THE SPACE FOR THE MODEM PORT HAS BEEN USED FOR MORE ADVANCED

INTERFACES

.

25 - Locating the Controls and Connectors

Dust Filter

Memory Upgrade

Compartment

Lithium ion

Battery Bay

Figure 6. LifeBook notebook bottom panel

Bottom Components

The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.

Dust Filter

The dust filter is used to help prevent dust and dirt from entering your system. See “Cleaning the dust filter” on page 113.

Lithium ion Battery Bay

The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion battery. It can be unlatched for the removal of the battery when stored over a long period of time or for swapping a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion

battery. See “Lithium ion Battery” on page 60.

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Memory Upgrade Compartment

Your notebook comes with high speed Double Data Rate 3 Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR3-1066

SO-DIMM). The memory upgrade compartment allows you to expand the system memory capacity of

your notebook, thus improving overall performance. See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 81. Under

normal circumstances, it should not be necessary to open this compartment.

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NumLk

CapsLk

ScrLk

Battery Charge/ Hard Drive/

DC-In

Optical Drive

Power Battery Level

Figure 7. Status Indicator Panel

Status Indicator Panel

The Status Indicators display symbols that correspond to specific components of your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. The LEDs below each symbol tell you how each of those components is operating. The indicators can be found in two different areas, as shown above.

Power Indicator

The Power indicator glows blue when your system is turned on.

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Battery Charge/DC-In Indicator

Orange, solid:

AC adapter and battery are available and system is charging.

Green, solid:

AC adapter and battery are available and system is fully charged, or AC adapter is plugged in but battery is not installed.

Orange, blinking:

AC adapter and battery are available and waiting to charge battery (battery is out of thermal range).

Off:

AC adapter is not plugged in.

Battery Level Indicator

The Battery Level indicators display the charge level of the indicated battery pack, as follows:

Green, solid:

Battery is between 51% and 100% charged.

Orange, solid:

Battery is between 13% and 50% charged.

Red, solid:

Battery is 12% or less charged.

Orange, blinking:

Blinks during battery status measurement (Four seconds after the battery is installed).

Red, blinking:

There is a problem with the battery.

Off

: There is no battery installed or the battery has no charge.

If the battery pack is installed while the power is turned off, the battery level indicator will display the charge level for five seconds after it blinks orange.

If the AC adapter is not connected or the battery pack is not fully charged when the computer is switched to sleep mode, the indicator will blink. The LED blinks at the rate of one second on/six seconds off.

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Batteries subjected to shocks, vibration or extreme temperatures can be permanently damaged.

A shorted battery is damaged and must be replaced.

Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator

The Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access indicator glows green when your internal hard drive is being accessed. Note that flickering is normal.

NumLk Indicator

The NumLk indicator states that the integral keyboard is set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.

CapsLock Indicator

The CapsLock indicator states that your keyboard is set to type in all capital letters.

ScrLk Indicator

The ScrLk indicator states that your scroll lock is active.

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Keyboard

Function Keys

Fn Key

Start Key

Numeric Keypad

(surrounded by heavy line)

Application Key

Figure 8. Keyboard

Cursor Keys

Using the Keyboard

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integral 86-key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard functions of a 101-key keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special function keys. This section describes the following keys.

Numeric keypad:

Your notebook allows certain keys to serve dual purposes, both as standard characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The ability to toggle between the standard character and numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk] key.

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Cursor keys:

Your keyboard contains four arrow keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to the right, left, up, or down within windows, applications and documents.

Function keys:

The keys labeled [F1] through [F12], are used in conjunction with the [Fn] key to produce special actions that vary depending on what program is running.

Windows keys:

These keys work with your Windows operating system and function the same as the onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on your pointing device.

Numeric Keypad

Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as both standard character keys and numeric keypad keys. NumLk can be activated by pressing the [NumLk] keys. Turning off the NumLk feature is done the same way. Once this feature is activated you can enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ), subtraction ( - ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using the keys designated as ten-key function keys. The keys in the numeric keypad are marked on the front edge of the key to indicate their secondary functions.

Windows Keys

Your LifeBook notebook has two Windows keys, consisting of a Start key and an Application key. The

Start key displays the Start menu. This button functions the same as your onscreen Start menu button. The

Application key functions the same as your right mouse button and displays shortcut menus for the selected item. (Please refer to your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the

Windows keys.)

Cursor Keys

The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard which allow you to move the cursor up, down, left and right in applications. In programs such as Windows Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the next item up, down, left, or right).

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Function Keys

Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used.

The [Fn] key provides extended functions for the notebook and is always used in conjunction with another key.

[Fn+F3]: Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle the Audio Mute on and off.

[Fn+F6]: Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will lower the brightness of your display.

[Fn+F7]: Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the brightness of the display.

[Fn+F8]: Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will decrease the volume of your LifeBook notebook.

[Fn+F9]: Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your LifeBook notebook.

[Fn+F10]: Pressing [F10] while holding [Fn] allows you to change your selection of where to send your display video. Each time you press the combination of keys you will step to the next choice.

The choices, in order, are: built-in display panel only, external monitor only, and both built-in display panel and external monitor.

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Touchpad Pointing Device

Cursor Control

Right Button

Scroll button or optional

Fingerprint Sensor

Left Button

Figure 9. Touchpad pointing device

The Touchpad pointing device comes built into your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. It is used to control the movement of the pointer to select items on your display panel. The Touchpad is composed of a cursor control, a left button, a right button, and a scroll button (or fingerprint sensor, depending upon your system configuration).

The cursor control works the same way a mouse does, and moves the cursor around the display. It only requires light pressure with the tip of your finger. Additionally, the touchpad allows you to zoom in or out and scroll through large documents using simple gestures.

The left and right buttons function the same as mouse buttons. The actual functionality of the buttons may vary depending on the application that is being used. Between the left and right buttons is the scroll button which allows you to quickly navigate through pages. Depending upon your system configuration, the

scroll button may be replaced by a fingerprint sensor, which is used to secure your system. (See “Appendix

B: Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 164.)

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A

N EXTERNAL MOUSE CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE

USB

PORTS ON YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK AND

USED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE

T

OUCHPAD

. H

OWEVER

,

IF YOU BOOT THE SYSTEM WITH AN

EXTERNAL MOUSE CONNECTED THE

T

OUCHPAD WILL BE DISABLED OR ENABLED DEPENDING ON THE

SPECIFICATIONS IN YOUR

BIOS

SETTINGS

. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51.

Clicking

Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To left-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the left button once, and then immediately release it. To right-click, move the mouse cursor to the item you wish to select, press the right button once, and then immediately release it. You also have the option to perform the clicking operation by tapping lightly on the touchpad once.

Figure 11. Clicking with Touchpad

Figure 10. Clicking with button

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Figure 12. Right-clicking with button

Double-Clicking

Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does not function with the right button. To double-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the left button twice, and immediately release it. You can also perform the double-click operation by tapping lightly on the Touchpad twice.

Figure 13. Double-clicking with button

Figure 14. Double-clicking with Touchpad

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Dragging

Dragging means pressing and holding the left button, while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left button while moving the item to its new location and then release it. Dragging can also be done using the

Touchpad. First, tap the Touchpad twice over the item you wish to move making sure to leave your finger on the pad after the final tap. Next, move the object to its new location by moving your finger across the

Touchpad, and then release your finger.

Figure 15. Dragging with button

Figure 16. Dragging with Touchpad

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Navigating Using Gestures

The touchpad allows you to use gestures to zoom in or out on a page or scroll quickly through large documents.

Zooming In:

To zoom in on a page using the touchpad, simply place two fingers together on the touchpad and move

them away from each other. (See Figure 17)

Zooming Out:

To zoom out on a page using the touchpad, place two fingers on the touchpad and move towards each

other. (See Figure 18)

Continuous Scroll:

To scroll through a large document using gestures, hold your finger on the right side of the touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your finger in a clockwise circular motion to scroll down, or counter-clockwise to scroll up. To scroll side to side, hold your finger on the botttom edge of the touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your finger clockwise to

scroll right, and counter-clockwise to scroll left. (See Figure 19)

Momentum:

To increase the cursor movement speed, slide your finger quickly across the touchpad. (See Figure 20)

Enabling/Disabling Gesture Functions:

1

To enable or disable the gesturing functions, go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound.

2

Double-click Mouse, and the Mouse Properties window will appear.

3

Select the Device Settings tab and click the [Settings...] button.

4

To enable/disable continuous scrolling: Select Virtual Scrolling from the left pane, check Enable Vertical

Scrolling and/or Enable Horizontal Scrolling, and then check Chiral Motion.

5

To enable/disable the zoom function, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then check Pinch.

6

To enable or disable the momentum feature, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then select Momentum and check Enable Momentum.

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Touchpad Control Adjustment

The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your Touchpad with selections made from within the Mouse Properties dialog box.

Figure 17. Zooming in with Touchpad Figure 18. Zooming out with Touchpad

Figure 19. Continuous scrolling

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Figure 20. Speeding up cursor movement

Volume Control

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has multiple volume controls which interact with each other.

A

NY SOFTWARE THAT CONTAINS AUDIO FILES WILL ALSO CONTAIN A VOLUME CONTROL OF ITS OWN

. I

F

YOU INSTALL AN EXTERNAL AUDIO DEVICE THAT HAS AN INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROL

,

THE

HARDWARE VOLUME CONTROL AND THE SOFTWARE VOLUME CONTROL WILL INTERACT WITH EACH

OTHER

. I

T SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF YOU SET YOUR SOFTWARE VOLUME TO

O

FF

,

YOU WILL OVERRIDE

THE EXTERNAL VOLUME CONTROL SETTING

.

Controlling the Volume

The volume can be controlled in several different ways:

Volume can be changed using the [Vol -] and [Vol +] buttons above the keyboard.

Volume can be changed or muted from within the Volume Control in the system tray.

Volume can be muted by pressing the [F3] key while holding down the [Fn] key. To restore audio, repeat the [Fn+F3] procedure.

Figure 21. Volume buttons

Volume can be controlled with the F8 and F9 functions keys. Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding

[Fn] will decrease the volume of your notebook. Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your notebook.

Volume can be controlled by many volume controls that are set within individual applications.

Certain external audio devices you might connect to your system may have hardware volume controls.

Each method puts an upper limit on the volume level that must then be followed by the other methods.

We recommend that you experiment with the various volume controls to discover the optimal sound level.

40 - Volume Control

Support My Home Web Search

A B C

Figure 22. LifeBook Application Panel

LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button

The Application Panel consists of buttons that allow you to launch user-defined applications with the touch of a button when your system is on. Also included in the panel is a Support button that allows you to either launch the Fujitsu Support Center utility or to launch a user-defined application. (The two Volume

buttons on the right are discussed in “Volume Control” on page 40.)

Launching Applications with the LifeBook Application Panel

The application panel enables you to launch applications with the touch of a button when your system is on. Pressing any of the buttons will launch a user-defined application. Your notebook is pre-installed with software utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook Application Panel. These utilities are found in the Start menu, under

Settings

>

Control Panel

>

Application Panel

. They include Application

Panel Setup tabs, My Home Setup, and Web Search Setup.

Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel

When you start Windows, the LifeBook Application Panel is automatically activated. As an application launcher, the LifeBook Application Panel is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To set up the

Panel to best suit your needs, we have provided the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly and easily helps you make the most of this valuable feature.

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To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with Application Panel Setup:

1

Click on [Start].

2

Click on Programs, then click on LifeBook Application Panel.

3

Click on Setup of LifeBook Application Panel. The Button Setting utility will appear. There are tabs that correspond to the application buttons on the LifeBook Application Panel. When you receive your notebook, these buttons are pre-configured to launch specific programs.

T

HE TABS IN

A

PPLICATION

P

ANEL

S

ETUP MAY NOT BE IN THE SAME ORDER AS THE BUTTONS ON YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

PLEASE SELECT THE TAB YOU WISH TO CHANGE CAREFULLY

.

To change an application associated with the Application buttons:

1

Click on the tab for the button you would like to reconfigure – for example, Application A.

2

Select Enable this button, then click on the [Application Registration] button.

3

On the screen that appears, click the Select from Start Menu checkbox, then scroll down the list to select the application you want to start with the Application A button.

4

Click [Next] -> [Next] -> [Finish]. On the Button Setting window, click [Apply], then click [OK]. The button will now launch the new application.

The Web Search tab is different. It comes set to launch your Windows default Internet browser (Internet

Explorer), unless you have changed this in Windows. In order to reconfigure it to launch another program follow these easy steps:

1

Click on the Web Search tab.

2

Select Enable this button, then click on the [Application Registration] button.

3

On the screen that appears, click the Select from Start Menu checkbox, then scroll down the list to select the application you want to start with the Internet button.

4

Click [Next] -> [Next] -> [Finish]. On the Button Setting window, click [Apply].

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5

Click OK. The button will now launch the new application. If you want to return to launching your Windows default Internet browser with this button, you need only click on Start Browser checkbox instead of the Start

program checkbox. Be aware that you will erase the settings for the “other application”. If you wish to go back to launching the “other application” from this button, you will need to reconfigure it as described above.

I

F YOUR SYSTEM HAS DEDICATED ONE OF THE APPLICATION LAUNCHER BUTTONS TO BE AN

I

NTERNET

LAUNCHER

,

THE BUTTON CAN STILL BE CONFIGURED TO LAUNCH ANY APPLICATION YOU WISH

,

NOT JUST

AN

I

NTERNET BROWSER

.

When you have finished with Application Panel Setup click OK, and the new settings will take effect. You can reconfigure your LifeBook Application Panel as often as you like.

Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button

The Support button performs different actions when the system is off or when it is on.

When the system is off, pressing the Support button will open the Fujitsu Start Boot Menu which allows you to select either Diagnostic Program to test your system or Recovery and Utility to perform a number of other functions, including recovery of your system.

When the system is on, pressing the Support button invokes the Fujitsu Support Center utility which offers three tabs: Manual, Diagnostic Program, and Support.

Manual tab

The Manual tab lets you automatically go to the Fujitsu Support website to download the system User’s

Guide. (You must be connected to the Internet in order to use this function).

Diagnostic Program tab

The Diagnostic Program tab allows you to automatically reboot the system, then open the boot menu, from which you can choose Diagnostic Program or Recovery and Utility (same as pressing the button when the system is shut down). From the Diagnostic tab you can also view your System Information.

43 - LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button

Support tab

The Support tab lets you automatically go to the Support Website. (You must be connected to the Internet in order to access the Support website).

Launching Applications with the Support Button

Your notebook is pre-installed with utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook Application

Panel. These utilities are found in the Start menu, under Settings > Control Panel > Application Panel (or

“Buttons” in some configurations). The utility includes an Application Panel Setup tab.

Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel

When you start Windows, the LifeBook Application Panel is automatically activated. As an application launcher, the application panel is very flexible. To set up the panel to suit your needs, we have provided the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly helps you make the most of this valuable feature.

To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with Application Panel Setup:

1

Click on [Start] > Programs > LifeBook Application Panel.

2

Click on Application Panel Setup. The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There is a tab that corresponds to the Support button. When you receive your notebook, this button is pre-configured to launch the

Fujitsu Support Center. See “Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button” on page 43. To

reconfigure it to launch another program proceed to the following steps.

1

Click on [Application Registration].

2

Click the Select from Start Menu box.

3

Scroll down the list of applications, and then click on the application you wish to launch with this button.

4

Click [Next], [Next], [Finish], [OK]. The button will now launch the new application.

5

If you want to return to launching the Fujitsu Support Center utility with this button, click on Fujitsu Support

Center from the dropdown list. Note that this will erase the settings for the “other application”. If you wish to go back to launching the “other application” from this button, you will need to reconfigure it as described above.

6

When you have finished with Application Panel Setup click [OK], and the new settings will take effect. You can reconfigure your LifeBook Application Panel as often as you like.

44 - LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button

Chapter 2

Getting Started with Your LifeBook

DC Power Jack

Plug

AC Adapter

AC Cable

Figure 23. Connecting the AC Adapter

45

Power Sources

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC adapter or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.

Connecting the Power Adapters

The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and charging the batteries.

Connecting the AC Adapter

1

Plug the AC Cable into the AC Adapter

2

Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook.

3

Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.

4

When the AC Adapter is powering your notebook, the Battery Charge/DC-In status indicator will light.

Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter

1

Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.

2

Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette lighter of an automobile with the engine running, or,

3

Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power jack on an airplane seat.

4

When the adapter is powering your notebook, the Battery Charge/DC-In status indicator will light.

Switching from AC Adapter Power or the Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power

1

Be sure that you have at least one charged battery installed.

2

Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.

T

HE

L

ITHIUM ION BATTERY IS NOT CHARGED UPON PURCHASE

. I

NITIALLY

,

YOU WILL NEED TO CONNECT

EITHER THE

AC

ADAPTER OR THE

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER TO USE YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

46 - Power Sources

Figure 24. Opening the Display Panel

Display Panel

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology.

Opening the Display Panel

1

Press the Display Panel latch button in. This releases the locking mechanism, allowing you to raise the display.

2

Lift the display backwards, being careful not to touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable viewing angle.

Adjusting Display Panel Brightness

Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more comfortable viewing level. There are three ways to adjust the brightness. Two of them are temporary (by using the keyboard or the power management utility) and one survives restarts and resumes (using the Power Options control panel).

47 - Display Panel

Using the Keyboard

Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the setting only temporarily.

[Fn+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the brightness of your display.

[Fn+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the brightness of the display.

Using the Power Options

To adjust the brightness so that the setting changes remain after the system is rebooted or resumed, perform the following:

1

Click the Start icon, then select Control Panel.

2

Select Power Options, then click on “Adjust to Display Brightness” in the left pane.

3

Set the desired brightness for the display when it is running on battery and when plugged in.

4

Click [Save changes]..

W

HEN USING

AC

POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL BY DEFAULT

.

W

HEN USING BATTERY POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO APPROXIMATELY MID

-

LEVEL BY

DEFAULT

.

T

HE HIGHER THE BRIGHTNESS

,

THE MORE POWER THE NOTEBOOK WILL CONSUME AND THE FASTER

YOUR BATTERIES WILL DISCHARGE

. F

OR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE

,

MAKE SURE THAT THE BRIGHTNESS

IS SET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE

.

Closing the Display Panel

1

Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it forward until it is flush with the body of your LifeBook notebook.

2

Push down until you hear a click. This will engage the locking mechanism and prevent your display panel from opening unexpectedly.

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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Power On

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

The Power/Suspend/Resume button is used to turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state. Once you have connected your AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion battery, you can power on your

LifeBook notebook.

W

HEN YOU TURN ON YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

BE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE

. T

HIS MEANS

THAT A BATTERY IS INSTALLED AND CHARGED

,

OR THAT THE

AC

OR

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER IS

CONNECTED AND HAS POWER

.

To turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state, press the Power/Suspend/Resume button, located above the keyboard to the right. When you are done working you can either leave your notebook in

Suspend mode (“Sleep Mode” on page 56), or you can turn it off (“Powering Off” on page 59)

.

D

O NOT CARRY YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK AROUND WITH THE POWER ON OR SUBJECT IT TO SHOCKS

OR VIBRATION

,

AS YOU RISK DAMAGING YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

When you power on your LifeBook, it will perform a Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal parts and configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is found, your LifeBook notebook will emit an

audio warning and/or an error message will be displayed. (See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 102.) Depending on the nature of the problem, you may be able to continue by starting the operating

system or by entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the settings.

After satisfactory completion of the POST, your notebook will load your operating system.

49 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

N

EVER TURN OFF YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK DURING THE

P

OWER

O

N

S

ELF

T

EST

(POST)

OR IT WILL

CAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK ON THE

NEXT TIME

. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 102.

Boot Sequence

The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s

BIOS. When your LifeBook notebook is first turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it needs to find instructions to start up your notebook. This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until your operating system is found. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.

The boot sequence is executed when:

You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.

You restart your notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.

The software initiates a system restart. Example: When you install a new application.

Hard Disk Drive Passwords

To provide additional security for your data, you can assign passwords to your hard disk drive. This feature is managed in the system BIOS Setup Utility. See

BIOS Setup Utility

below for information about accessing the utility.

R

EMEMBER YOUR PASSWORDS

. I

F YOU SET AND FORGET YOUR

U

SER AND

M

ASTER HARD DISK

PASSWORDS

, F

UJITSU

C

OMPUTER

S

YSTEMS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESET IT

. Y

OU MAY LOSE DATA AND

HAVE TO REPLACE YOUR SYSTEM BOARD OR HARD DISK DRIVE

.

50 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the operating environment for your LifeBook notebook.

Your BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change the BIOS’ environment to operate your notebook.

The BIOS Setup Utility configures:

Device control feature parameters, such as changing I/O addresses and boot devices.

System Data Security feature parameters, such as passwords.

Entering the BIOS Setup Utility

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following (or use the TrustedCore Menu, as detailed below):

1

Turn on or restart your LifeBook notebook.

2

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. This will open the main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility with the current settings displayed.

3

Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key to scroll through the other setup menus to review or alter the current settings.

Using the TrustedCore Menu

When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear. The TrustedCore Menu provides shortcuts to the following menus and information screens:

BIOS Setup

Diagnostic Screen

Boot Menu

Patent Information

System Information

Continue Booting

51 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Clicking on any of the fields will invoke the screen, information, or action described.

The Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the [F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen.

BIOS Guide

A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online. Please visit our service and support website at

http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support

, then select User’s Guides under Online Support. Select your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go]. Under the Manuals tab, select the BIOS Guide.

T

HE BOTTOM OF THIS NOTEBOOK COMPUTER CAN BECOME HOT WHEN USED FOR LONG PERIODS OF

TIME

. W

HEN USING THE NOTEBOOK

,

TAKE CAUTION TO LIMIT LONG TERM OR CONTINUOUS USE WHILE

RESTING IT ON EXPOSED SKIN

,

SUCH AS THE LAP

.

Booting the System

We strongly recommend that you not attach any external devices and do not put a DVD/CD in your drive until you have gone through the initial power on sequence.

When you turn on your notebook for the first time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen. If you do nothing the system will load the operating system, and then the Windows Welcome will begin.

Starting Windows Vista the first time

T

HE FIRST TIME YOU INITIALIZE YOUR

W

INDOWS

V

ISTA SYSTEM

,

THE SCREEN WILL BE BLANK FOR

APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES

. T

HIS IS NORMAL

. A

FTER INITIALIZATION

,

A

“S

ET

U

P

W

INDOWS

DIALOG BOX

WILL APPEAR

.

I

MPORTANT

: D

URING THE SETUP PROCEDURE

,

DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY

,

PRESS ANY

BUTTONS

,

OR USE ANY PERIPHERAL DEVICES SUCH AS A MOUSE

,

KEYBOARD

,

OR REMOTE CONTROL

.

U

SE CARE WHEN PROMPTED TO SELECT YOUR LANGUAGE

;

IF THE INCORRECT LANGUAGE IS SELECTED

,

YOU

WILL NEED TO PERFORM A COMPLETE SYSTEM RECOVERY

.

In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows Vista operating system, it should be registered the first time you use it.

52 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

1

First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs).

I

F YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE

AGREEMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING

W

INDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

.

Y

OU CANNOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE

L

ICENSE

A

GREEMENTS

. I

F YOU STOP THE

PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE

W

INDOWS

W

ELCOME

P

ROCESS

,

EVEN IF

YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN

.

2

You will be prompted to enter your User Name and Password and you will be given a chance to select an icon for your account.

3

The next screen asks for a Computer Name and allows you to choose a desktop background.

4

You will next see a "Help protect Windows automatically" screen in which the default choice is "Use recommended settings”. The other two choices are "Install important updates only" and "Ask me later". Select from the three choices.

5

On the next screen set your time and date settings.

6

You will next see the "Select your computer's current location" screen. Make your selection from Home, Work

(Default), and Public location.

7

The "Thank you" screen follows and an offer for free Norton Internet Security is extended. Following are several screens while Windows checks the system performance.

8

Windows will then boot up for the first time. As noted above, the first time you initialize your Windows Vista system, the screen will be blank for approximately two minutes. This is normal. During this period, do not disconnect the power supply, press any buttons, or use any peripheral devices such as mouse, keyboard, or remote control.

Registering Windows Vista with Microsoft

1

After Windows has booted up for the first time, the Control Panel Welcome Center will appear. If the Register

Windows Online icon is not seen in the window, click on “Show all xx items” (where “xx” is the number of topics in the Welcome Center).

2

Click on Register Windows Online and follow the instructions that appear to register your copy of Windows.

53 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu

You can register your LifeBook by going to our website at:

us.fujitsu.com/computers

You will need to be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online.

Installing Click Me!

B

EFORE INSTALLING THE

C

LICK

M

E

!

UTILITY

,

BE SURE THE WIRELESS

LAN

SWITCH IS TURNED ON

.

The first time you boot up your system, you will see a “Primary Settings for the PC” window. This window explains the installations which will be performed by the Click Me! utility. If you click [Execute], Click

Me! will begin installing. If after clicking the button you receive a “User Account Control” window, you will be asked for your permission to continue. Click [Continue] to continue. If you cancel the operation, the Click Me! icon will appear on your desktop for later installation.

I

N ADDITION TO THE UTILITIES AND APPLICATIONS INSTALLED BY

C

LICK

M

E

!,

OTHER THIRD

-

PARTY

APPLICATIONS MAY NEED TO BE INSTALLED FROM THE INCLUDED DISCS

.

54 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Fujitsu Driver Update Utility

N

OTE THAT IF YOU HAVE A

64-

BIT OPERATING SYSTEM

,

IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO FIRST

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE

FDU

UTILITY

. T

O DO SO

, GO TO THE

F

UJITSU

S

UPPORT WEB SITE AT

HTTP

://

WWW

.

FUJITSU

.

COM

/

US

/

SUPPORT AND

FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE DOWNLOADS

. FDU

WILL BE

LISTED WITH THE X

64

DOWNLOADS FOR YOUR MODEL

.

Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For

more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 109.

55 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Power Management

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of these features are automatic and need no user intervention; however, others depend on the parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness. Internal power management for your notebook may be controlled from settings made in your operating system, prebundled power management application, or from settings made in BIOS setup utility.

Besides the options available for conserving battery power, there are also some things that you can do to prevent your battery from running down as quickly. For example, you can create an appropriate power saving profile, put your notebook into Sleep mode when it is not performing an operation, and you can limit the use of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery powered computers, there is a trade-off between performance and power savings.

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

When your notebook is active, the Power/Suspend/Resume button can be used to manually put the notebook into Sleep mode. Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button when the notebook is active, but not

actively accessing anything, and immediately release the button; the system will enter Sleep mode.

(See

Figure 2 on page 17)

If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Power/Suspend/Resume button returns your notebook to active operation. You can tell whether the system is Suspended by looking at the Power indicator. If the indicator is visible and not flashing, your notebook is fully operational. If the indicator is visible

and

flashing, your notebook is in Sleep mode. If the indicator is not visible, the power is off or your notebook is in Hibernation mode.

(See Hibernation Feature)

Sleep Mode

Sleep mode in Windows saves the contents of your system memory during periods of inactivity by maintaining power to critical parts. This mode turns off the CPU, display, hard drive, and all other internal components except those necessary to maintain system memory and for restarting.

Your notebook can be put in Sleep mode by:

56 - Power Management

Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on.

Selecting Sleep from the Windows Shut Down menu.

Timing out from lack of activity.

Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition.

Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the file on which you are working, open application information, and any other data required to support operations in progress. When you resume operation from Sleep mode, your notebook will return to the point where it left off. You must use the

Power/Suspend/Resume button to resume operation, and there must be an adequate power source available, or your notebook will not resume.

I

F RUNNING YOUR NOTEBOOK ON BATTERY POWER

,

BE AWARE THAT THE BATTERY CONTINUES TO

DISCHARGE WHILE THE NOTEBOOK IS IN

S

LEEP MODE

,

THOUGH NOT AS FAST AS WHEN FULLY OPERA

-

TIONAL

.

D

ISABLING THE

P

OWER

/S

USPEND

/R

ESUME BUTTON PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USED TO PUT THE

NOTEBOOK INTO

S

LEEP OR

H

IBERNATION

(S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK

)

MODE

. T

HE BUTTON RESUME FUNCTION

CAN

T BE DISABLED

.

T

HE

S

LEEP OR

H

IBERNATION MODE SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH CERTAIN

PC C

ARDS

. C

HECK YOUR

PC C

ARD DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION

. W

HEN

PC C

ARDS OR EXTERNAL DEVICES ARE

IN USE

, H

IBERNATION MODE CANNOT RETURN TO THE EXACT STATE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION

,

BECAUSE

ALL OF THE PERIPHERAL DEVICES WILL BE RE

-

INITIALIZED WHEN THE SYSTEM RESTARTS

.

I

F YOUR NOTEBOOK IS ACTIVELY ACCESSING INFORMATION WHEN YOU ENTER THE

S

LEEP OR

H

IBER

-

NATION MODE

,

CHANGES TO OPEN FILES ARE NOT LOST

. T

HE FILES ARE LEFT OPEN AND MEMORY IS

KEPT ACTIVE DURING

S

LEEP MODE OR THE MEMORY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE INTERNAL HARD DRIVE

DURING

H

IBERNATION MODE

.

T

HE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF USING

H

IBERNATION IS THAT POWER IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN YOUR

DATA

. T

HIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IF YOU WILL BE LEAVING YOUR NOTEBOOK IN A SUSPENDED

STATE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME

. T

HE DRAWBACK OF USING

H

IBERNATION MODE IS THAT IT

LENGTHENS THE POWER DOWN AND POWER UP SEQUENCES AND RESETS PERIPHERAL DEVICES

.

57 - Power Management

Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature

The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature.

Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature

The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:

1

From the Start menu, select Control Panel (Classic View), then select Power Options.

2

Select “Choose what the power button does” or “Choose what closing the lid does”, then make your selections

(Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut Down).

Windows Power Management

The Power Options icon located in the Windows Control Panel allows you to configure some of the power management settings. For example, you can use the Power Options to set the timeout values for turning off the display and hard disks whether you are running the notebook on battery power or one of the adapters.

Restarting the System

If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure that you use the following procedure.

1

Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the right arrow.

2

Select the desired action from the list.

T

URNING OFF YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK WITHOUT EXITING

W

INDOWS OR TURNING ON YOUR

NOTEBOOK WITHIN

10

SECONDS OF THE NOTEBOOK BEING SHUT OFF MAY CAUSE AN ERROR WHEN

YOU START THE NEXT TIME

.

58 - Power Management

Powering Off

Before turning off the power, check that the hard drive/optical drive access indicator is off. If you turn off the power while accessing a disk there is a risk of data loss. To ensure that your notebook shuts down without error, use the Windows shut down procedure.

B

E SURE TO CLOSE ALL FILES

,

EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER

. I

F FILES

ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF

,

YOU WILL LOSE ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN

SAVED

,

AND MAY CAUSE DISK ERRORS

.

A

LWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND

/

OR PACKAGING IT

. A

FTER

SHUTTING DOWN THE SYSTEM

,

WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS

LED

PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF

CONDITION

(

I

.

E

.,

NO LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED

).

I

T IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE

WHEN YOU CLOSE THE LID

. T

HIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE

-OS

BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY

SETTINGS OR SOME OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER

.

A

TTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE

TO SHOCK OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED

.

Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows allows your notebook to complete its operations and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is:

1

Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the right arrow.

1

Click Shut Down.

If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more see Care and Maintenance Section.

59 - Power Management

Chapter 3

User-Installable Features

Lithium ion Battery

Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that provides power for operating your notebook when no external power source is available. The battery is durable and long lasting, but should not be exposed to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or other hazards.

The Lithium ion battery operating time may become shorter if it is used under the following conditions:

When used at temperatures that exceed a low of 5°C or a high of 35°C (41° to 95° F). Extreme temperatures not only reduce charging efficiency, but can also cause battery deterioration. The

Charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when you try to charge a battery that is outside its operating temperature range.

See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 28.

When using a high current device such as a Multi-Format DVD Writer, external CD-ROM drive,

DVD/CD-RW combo drive, or the hard drive, using the AC adapter will conserve your battery life.

D

O NOT LEAVE A FAULTY BATTERY IN YOUR NOTEBOOK

(

I

.

E

.,

IF THE BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR IS

BLINKING RED

). I

T MAY DAMAGE YOUR

AC

ADAPTER

,

OPTIONAL

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER

,

ANOTHER

BATTERY OR YOUR NOTEBOOK ITSELF

. I

T MAY ALSO PREVENT OPERATION OF YOUR NOTEBOOK BY

DRAINING ALL AVAILABLE CURRENT INTO THE BAD BATTERY

.

60

A

CTUAL BATTERY LIFE WILL VARY BASED ON SCREEN BRIGHTNESS

,

APPLICATIONS

,

FEATURES

,

POWER

MANAGEMENT SETTINGS

,

BATTERY CONDITION AND OTHER CUSTOMER PREFERENCES

. CD-ROM

DRIVE

, M

ULTI

-F

ORMAT

DVD W

RITER

, DVD/CD-RW

DRIVE COMBO

,

OR HARD DRIVE USAGE MAY HAVE

A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON BATTERY LIFE

. T

HE BATTERY CHARGING CAPACITY IS REDUCED AS THE

BATTERY AGES

. I

F THE BATTERY IS RUNNING LOW QUICKLY

,

REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE

.

U

NDER FEDERAL

,

STATE

,

OR LOCAL LAW IT MAY BE ILLEGAL TO DISPOSE OF BATTERIES BY PUTTING

THEM IN THE TRASH

. P

LEASE TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND DISPOSE OF BATTERIES

PROPERLY

. C

HECK WITH YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY FOR DETAILS REGARDING RECYCLING

OR DISPOSING OF OLD BATTERIES

. I

F YOU CANNOT FIND THIS INFORMATION ELSEWHERE

,

CONTACT

YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AT

1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487).

Recharging the Batteries

If you want to know the condition of the primary Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Level indicator located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator changes as the battery level changes.

The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using the AC adapter or Auto/Airline adapter. To recharge the battery make sure the battery that needs to be charged is installed in your LifeBook notebook and connect the AC or Auto/Airline adapter

.

M

AKE SURE THAT THE

B

ATTERY

C

HARGING INDICATOR AND THE PERCENTAGE CHARGE IS DISPLAYED

BY THE

B

ATTERY

L

EVEL INDICATOR ON THE

S

TATUS

I

NDICATOR

P

ANEL

.

There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery therefore you do not need to discharge the battery completely before recharging. The charge times will be significantly longer if your notebook is in use while the battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery more quickly, put your notebook into Sleep mode, or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery.

(See Power Management on page 56 for more

information on Sleep mode and shutdown procedure)

61 - Lithium ion Battery

U

SING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES SUCH AS FREQUENT

DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM

ACCESSES MAY

PREVENT CHARGING COMPLETELY

.

Low Battery State

When the battery is running low, a low battery notification message will appear. If you do not respond to the low battery message, the batteries will continue to discharge until they are too low to operate. When this happens, your notebook will go into Sleep mode. There is no guarantee that your data will be saved once the notebook reaches this point.

O

NCE THE LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE APPEARS

,

SAVE ALL YOUR ACTIVE DATA AND PUT

YOUR NOTEBOOK INTO

S

LEEP MODE UNTIL YOU CAN PROVIDE A NEW POWER SOURCE

. Y

OU SHOULD

PROVIDE A CHARGED BATTERY

,

AN

AC

POWER ADAPTER

,

OR

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER AS SOON AS

POSSIBLE

.

W

HEN YOU ARE IN

S

LEEP MODE THERE MUST ALWAYS BE AT LEAST ONE POWER SOURCE ACTIVE

. I

F

YOU REMOVE ALL POWER SOURCES WHILE YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK IS IN

S

LEEP MODE

,

ANY DATA

THAT HAS NOT BEEN SAVED TO THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE LOST

.

Once your notebook reaches a point at which there is insufficient battery power, you will be unable to resume operation until you provide a source of power either from an adapter, or a charged battery. Once you have provided power, you will need to press the Power/Suspend/Resume button to resume operation.

When your system suspends due to low battery power, your data can be maintained for some time, but if a power source is not provided promptly, the Power indicator will stop flashing and go out, meaning that you have lost the data that was not stored. Once you provide power, you can continue to use your notebook while an adapter is charging the battery.

Shorted Batteries

The Status Indicator panel uses an LED below the battery outline of the Battery Level indicator to display the operating level available in that battery. If this display shows a Shorted Battery (i.e., it is flashing red), it means the battery is damaged and must be replaced so it does not damage other parts of your notebook.

62 - Lithium ion Battery

Replacing the Battery

With the purchase of an additional battery, you can have a fully charged spare to swap with one that is not charged. There are two ways to swap batteries, cold-swapping and hot-swapping:

Cold-swapping Batteries

To cold-swap batteries in your battery bay follow these easy steps:

1

Have a charged battery ready to install.

2

Shut down your notebook and disconnect the AC adapter.

3

Turn your notebook upside down.

4

While pushing the battery bay release latches towards the battery pack, lift the battery out of the bay using the

latches to lift it (Figure 25).

5

Insert a new battery into the bay, and press it down so that the latches click into place.

6

Plug in the AC adapter and turn the power on.

Battery Bay Release Latches

Battery Pack

Figure 25. Removing a Battery

63 - Lithium ion Battery

Hot-swapping Batteries

To hot-swap batteries in your battery bay follow these easy steps:

B

E SURE TO PLUG IN AN

AC A

DAPTER PRIOR TO REMOVING THE BATTERY

. T

HERE IS NO BRIDGE

BATTERY PRESENT TO SUPPORT THE SYSTEM WHILE THE BATTERY IS BEING REPLACED

. I

F YOU DO NOT

USE AN

AC A

DAPTER YOU WILL LOSE ANY UNSAVED FILES

.

1

Plug an AC Adapter into the system and connect it to a power outlet.

2

Follow steps 3 through 6 in “Cold Swapping Batteries”.

I

F THE

L

ITHIUM ION BATTERY CONNECTOR IS NOT FULLY SEATED

,

YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR

NOTEBOOK OR CHARGE YOUR BATTERY

.

64 - Lithium ion Battery

Hinge notches

Figure 26. Installing/Removing a Color Lid

Color Lid for LifeBook

Your LifeBook may have an optional color lid for LifeBook that allows you to change the color of the top panel of the display. The color lid is easily installed and changed, as detailed in this section.

I

F YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR

PC

REPAIRED

,

BE SURE TO REMOVE THE COLOR LID BEFORE SHIPPING

.

W

HEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A COLOR LID

,

LEAVE THE

LCD

DISPLAY CLOSED

.

C

OLOR LIDS CANNOT BE REPAIRED

. I

F IT BECOMES UNUSABLE

,

MUST BE REPLACED

.

65 - Color Lid for LifeBook

Installing a color lid

Color lids are attached to connections on the the top of the display cover and adjacent to the cover hinges.

U

SE CARE WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A COLOR LID

;

THE EDGES ARE SHARP AND MAY CAUSE

INJURY

.

W

HEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A COLOR LID

,

ALIGN EACH HOOK OF THE COLOR LID TO ITS

CORRESPONDING NOTCH ON YOUR

PC. I

F NOT ALIGNED CORRECTLY

,

THE HOOK MAY BE BROKEN

. I

F

A HOOK BECOMES BROKEN

,

THE COLOR LID SHOULD NOT BE USED ON YOUR

PC.

D

O NOT USE EXCESSIVE FORCE WHEN PRESSING DOWN ON THE ATTACHMENT POINTS

;

DOING SO

COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO YOUR DISPLAY

.

D

O NOT EXPOSE THE COLOR LID TO HIGH TEMPERATURES

;

IT MAY BE DAMAGED BY HIGH

TEMPERATURES

.

W

HEN YOU CLEAN A COLOR LID

,

WIPE IT GENTLY WITH A DRY

,

CLEAN CLOTH

. N

EVER USE ANY

CHEMICALS OR OTHER VOLATILE MATERIALS WHICH COULD DAMAGE YOUR COLOR LID

.

To install a color lid :

1

Attach a color lid to your PC by lying it flat against the back of the display and aligning the two hooks with the corresponding notches located in front of the display hinges. (The notch locations are shown in Figure 26.)

2

There are four hooks along each side and four along the front edge. Attach the side hooks first, starting from the hinge edge, by pressing gently at the hook location.

3

Attach the front hooks, starting from the outside edges.

Removing a color lid

1

Unhook the front edge of the lid first, starting with the two inside hooks.

2

Unhook the sides of the lid, starting with the front ones and moving back.

3

Remove the lid by unlatching the two hooks from the hinge notches.

66 - Color Lid for LifeBook

Media Tray Eject Button

Left side of notebook pictured

Figure 27. Optical Drive

Media Holder Tray

Emergency Tray Release

Optical Drive

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains an optical drive which is either a Dual-Layer Multi-Format

DVD Writer or a high-definition (HD) Blu-ray

ROM player.

Optical Drive Software

Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer model only:

With this drive, you can play CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-

RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM discs, and record CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-

RAM discs.

Blu-ray™ ROM Drive

: Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 8x DVD-R, 4x

DVD-R DL, 4x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 2x BD-ROM, 2x

BD-R, 2x BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE, 2x BD-RE DL. Write: 16x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R

DL, 4x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM

67 - Optical Drive

Blu-ray™ RW model only:

With this drive, you can play Blu-ray Disc movies and burn up to 50 GB of movies or data on a Dual-Layer Blu-ray disc. You can play CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-

R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-R DL,

BD-RE, BD-RE DL discs, and record CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R

DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL discs.

Media Player Software

With the Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer and media player software you can play DVD movies and music CDs on your notebook. The media player includes controls which allow you to take full advantage of the features of a DVD movie, as well as standard features such as fast forward, fast reverse, pause, etc.

With this drive you can also burn onto recordable DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW discs.

Blu-ray Software

The software for the Blu-ray drive is pre-installed, but can also be found on the CyberLink PowerDVD/

PowerDirector/MakeDisc CD in the event it needs to be re-installed. When used in conjunction with the

PowerDirector and MakeDisc applications, PowerDVD turns your notebook into a powerful multi-media producer and player.

D

O NOT OPERATE YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE UNLESS YOUR NOTEBOOK IS SITTING ON A FLAT SURFACE

.

U

SING A DRIVE WITH AN UNLEVEL SYSTEM MAY DAMAGE THE DRIVE OR PREVENT PROPER OPERATION

.

P

ROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE

,

SUCH AS WATCHING A

DVD

MOVIE

,

WILL SUBSTANTIALLY

REDUCE YOUR BATTERY LIFE IF NO EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE IS ATTACHED

.

Loading Media on Your Drive

To load a disc into your optical drive:

1

Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive to open the holder tray. The tray will come out of the LifeBook notebook a short distance.

2

Gently pull the tray out until a media disc can easily be placed in the tray.

68 - Optical Drive

Y

OU SHOULD PERIODICALLY CHECK THE

F

UJITSU WEBSITE AT US

.

FUJITSU

.

COM

/

COMPUTERS FOR THE

MOST CURRENT DRIVERS

.

A

LL

L

IFE

B

OOK

DVD

PLAYERS ARE SET TO PLAY

DVD

TITLES WITH REGION CODE NUMBER

1

WHICH IS

SPECIFIED FOR THE

N

ORTH

A

MERICAN MARKET

. T

HE REGION NUMBER IS A REGIONAL RESTRICTION

CODE DEFINED BY THE

DVD F

ORUM ACTING ON

H

OLLYWOOD REQUIREMENTS

. D

IFFERENT REGION

CODES ARE RECORDED ON VIDEO

DVD

TITLES FOR PUBLICATION IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE WORLD

.

I

F THE REGIONAL CODE OF THE

DVD

PLAYER DOES NOT MATCH THE REGIONAL CODES ON THE TITLES

,

THEN PLAYBACK IS IMPOSSIBLE

.

Y

OU CAN CHANGE THE REGION CODE ON THE

DVD

PLAYER USING THE

P

ROPERTIES MENU OF THE

DVD

SOFTWARE

. N

OTE

,

HOWEVER

,

THAT

YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE THE REGION CODE UP TO FOUR TIMES

.

A

FTER THE

4

TH CHANGE

,

THE LAST CODE ENTERED BECOMES PERMANENT

,

AND CANNOT BE CHANGED

.

3

Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the raised circle in the center of the tray, and then gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click

I

F YOU HAVE DISABLED THE

A

UTO

I

NSERT

N

OTIFICATION

F

UNCTION

,

YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE

DRIVE EITHER BY USING

M

Y

C

OMPUTER OR FROM WITHIN

W

INDOWS

E

XPLORER

,

SINCE YOUR

NOTEBOOK WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZE THAT MEDIA HAS BEEN LOADED

.

69 - Optical Drive

a.

b.

c.

d.

Figure 28. Loading/Ejecting Media

Removing Media

1

Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray will come out of the LifeBook notebook a short distance.

2

Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be removed from the tray.

3

Carefully remove the media disc from the holder tray.

4

Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click.

70 - Optical Drive

Emergency Optical

Drive Tray Release

If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the media tray with a paper clip or similar tool inserted into the eject hole in the right side of the front of the tray.

Straighten one side of a paper clip and push it gently into the hole. The tray will pop out.

Figure 29. Emergency Tray Release

Using the Media Player Software

D

EPENDING UPON ITS CONFIGURATION

,

YOUR SYSTEM MAY NOT HAVE THE MEDIA PLAYER SOFTWARE

PRE

-

INSTALLED

. I

F IT IS NOT INSTALLED

,

REFERENCE THE DOCUMENTATION THAT ACCOMPANIES THE

MEDIA APPLICATION

.

Starting a DVD Movie

1

Insert the DVD into the optical drive of the notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates, skip Step 2.

2

The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CD-RW tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the system to do when discs are inserted (e.g., start automatically or wait for a prompt). Until you make a selection, you will receive the same prompt whenever you insert a disc.

3

Click OK to close the About DVD Player Performance dialog box and the movie will begin.

Opening the Media Player Control Panel

With most DVD-ROMs, you have the option of altering how the movie should play and what you wish to view. You can do this by using the media player control panel and the mouse.

71 - Optical Drive

1

Right-click on the movie screen to open a dropdown menu for options.

2

Select View, then Player for all the controls available. This will open the control panel into the bottom of the screen.

Using the Media Player Control Panel

The media player software allows you to watch the movie much like a VCR player. You can pause, rewind, fast-forward and stop the movie at any point.

1

To pause the movie, click the on-screen button.

2

To rewind the movie, click the button to rewind to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to return to the opening screen.

3

To fast-forward the movie, click the button to forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to jump to the ending credits.

4

To stop the movie, click the button.

Exiting the Media Player

1

Click the

U

located in the upper right corner of the title bar. This will open a media player dialog box.

2

Click Yes to stop and exit the movie, or No to close the media player dialog box and return to the movie.

Using Media Player on Battery Power

Since optical drives consume a lot of power, your overall battery life will be significantly shorter when operating the optical drive continuously (such as watching a DVD movie) than during standard operation.

Many movie run-times are longer than your notebook can support on a single charged battery. If you are watching a DVD movie on battery power you may need to swap in an additional, charged battery or attach

AC power during the movie to view it in its entirety.

72 - Optical Drive

M

ANY MOVIE RUN

-

TIMES ARE LONGER THAN YOUR SYSTEM CAN SUPPORT ON A SINGLE BATTERY

. I

F

YOU ARE WATCHING A

DVD

MOVIE ON BATTERY POWER YOU MAY NEED TO SWAP IN AN ADDITIONAL

,

CHARGED BATTERY OR ATTACH

AC

POWER DURING THE MOVIE TO VIEW IT IN ITS ENTIRETY

.

A

N ADDITIONAL FULLY

-

CHARGED BATTERY IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU WILL BE WATCHING

DVD

MOVIES ON BATTERY POWER

. I

F YOU DON

T HAVE AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY

,

YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE

EITHER ONLINE AT

:

HTTP

://

WWW

.

COMPUTERS

.

US

.

FUJITSU

.

COM OR BY CALLING

1-877-372-3473.

To Watch a Movie on Battery Power:

1

Have an additional full-charged battery or your AC adapter ready for use.

2

Start watching your DVD movie.

3

When the low battery warning occurs, immediately stop the movie and exit the media player.

I

F YOU DO NOT STOP THE MEDIA PLAYER QUICKLY AND THE

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK ATTEMPTS TO AUTO

-

SUSPEND

(

CRITICAL BATTERY LOW STATE

)

THE

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK WILL SHUT DOWN IMPROPERLY

.

I

F THIS OCCURS

,

YOU MAY NEED TO PERFORM A HARD RESET AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS

,

IF ANY

,

PRESENTED TO YOU BEFORE THE SYSTEM WILL REBOOT

.

4

Power down your notebook and replace the discharged battery with an additional fully-charged battery. If you do not have an additional battery, you may attach AC power as soon as you see the low battery warning.

5

Resume operation by pressing the Suspend button again. This is not required if you attached AC power without entering sleep mode.

6

Restart your media player, locate and skip to the chapter of the movie you were last watching, then continue watching your DVD movie.

S

OME SHORTER

DVD

MOVIES MAY NOT REQUIRE YOU TO SWAP BATTERIES OR ATTACH

AC

POWER TO

COMPLETE THEM

. H

OWEVER

,

IT IS BEST TO BE PREPARED SINCE ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WHILE

OPERATING THE OPTICAL DRIVE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED

.

73 - Optical Drive

PC Card

PC Card Slot

(bottom slot)

PC Card Eject Button

Figure 30. Installing/Removing PC Card

PC Cards/ExpressCards™

Your LifeBook supports Type I and Type II PC Cards and ExpressCards

TM

, which can perform a variety of functions depending on which type of card you install. You can install one or two cards at a time, depending on its type. PC Cards should be installed in the bottom slot, and ExpressCards in the top slot.

Some available PC/ExpressCards:

Wireless WAN (WWAN) cards

IEEE1394 cards

Modem cards

S-ATA II cards

Other PC Cards that conform to PCMCIA 2.1 or CardBus standards

For further information, refer to the instructions supplied with your card(s).

74 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™

Installing PC Cards

PC Cards are installed in the PC Card slot (the lower of the two slots). To install a PC Card:

I

NSTALLING OR REMOVING A

PC C

ARD DURING YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

S SHUTDOWN OR

BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND

/

OR YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

.

D

O NOT INSERT A

PC C

ARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE

CARD AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD

,

YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

OR BOTH

.

E

VEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT BEING USED

,

INSTALLED

PC/E

XPRESS

C

ARDS CONSUME POWER

. I

F YOU

DO NOT INTEND TO USE THE CARD FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD

,

IT SHOULD BE REMOVED

.

Y

OU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS AN

A

DMINISTRATOR OR MEMBER OF THE

A

DMINISTRATOR

S

G

ROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE

. I

F THE COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK

,

NETWORK

POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE

.

1

See your PC Card manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require that your notebook is off while installing them.

2

Make sure there is no PC Card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing PC Cards.

3

If the eject button is extended, press it until it clicks.

4

Insert the card into the slot with the label facing up.

5

Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.

Removing PC Cards

See your PC Card manual for specific instructions on removing your card. Some cards may require your notebook to be in Sleep Mode or Off during removal.

R

EMOVE DEVICES USING THE

S

AFELY

R

EMOVE

H

ARDWARE ICON IN THE SYSTEM TRAY AT THE BOTTOM

RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN

.

I

F THE DIALOG BOX STATES THAT THE DEVICE CANNOT BE REMOVED

,

YOU MUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR

OPEN FILES

,

CLOSE ANY OPEN APPLICATIONS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

75 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™

1

Unlock the card from the slot by pressing the eject button associated with the slot in which the card is located.

When pressed, the button will pop out.

2

Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot allowing you to remove the card.

I

F THE

PC C

ARD HAS AN EXTERNAL CONNECTOR AND CABLE

,

DO NOT PULL THE CABLE WHEN

REMOVING THE CARD

.

Installing ExpressCards

There are two different width ExpressCards: 34 mm and 54 mm. The connector inside the slot is located on the left-hand side of the slot. If you insert a 34 mm card, be sure to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.

ExpressCards are installed in the ExpressCard slot (the top slot).

ExpressCard (54 mm)

ExpressCard (34 mm)

ExpressCard

Slot (top slot)

ExpressCard Eject Button

Figure 31. Installing/Removing ExpressCards

76 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™

I

NSTALLING OR REMOVING AN

E

XPRESS

C

ARD DURING YOUR NOTEBOOK

S SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP

PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND

/

OR YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

D

O NOT INSERT AN

E

XPRESS

C

ARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON

THE CARD AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD

,

YOUR NOTEBOOK

,

OR BOTH

.

Y

OU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS

A

DMINISTRATOR OR A MEMBER OF THE

A

DMINISTRATOR

S

G

ROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE

. I

F YOUR COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK

,

NETWORK POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE

.

See your ExpressCard manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require that your notebook is off while installing them.

To install an ExpressCard, follow these steps:

1

Make sure there is no ExpressCard currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing ExpressCards.

2

If the eject button is extended, press it in until it clicks.

3

Insert your ExpressCard into the slot with the product label facing up. If you are inserting a 34 mm card, be sure to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.

4

Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.

Removing ExpressCards

See your ExpressCard manual for specific instructions on removing your card. Some cards may require your notebook to be in Sleep Mode or Off during removal.

R

EMOVE DEVICES USING THE

S

AFELY

R

EMOVE

H

ARDWARE ICON IN THE SYSTEM TRAY AT THE BOTTOM

RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN

.

I

F THE DIALOG BOX STATES THAT THE DEVICE CANNOT BE REMOVED

,

YOU MUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR

OPEN FILES

,

CLOSE ANY OPEN APPLICATIONS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

77 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™

To remove an ExpressCard, follow these steps:

1

Unlock the card from the slot by pressing the eject button associated with the slot in which the card is located.

When pressed, the button will pop out.

2

Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot allowing you to remove the card.

78 - PC Cards/ExpressCards™

SD Card

Memory Stick/SD Card Slot

Memory Stick

Figure 33. Installing a Memory Stick/SD Card

Figure 32. Memory Stick and SD Card

Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards

Your LifeBook notebook supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital (SD), and Secure

Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards, on which you can store and transfer data to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use flash memory architecture, which means they don’t need a power source to retain data.

Memory Stick is a flash memory technology that allows you to record, transfer and share digital content, such as digital pictures, movies, music, voice, and computer data and applications.

Secure Digital (SD) Cards are very similar to Memory Sticks. Like Memory Sticks, SD Cards allow portable storage among a variety of devices, such as cell phones, Global Positioning Systems, digital cameras, and PDAs. SD Cards transfer data quickly, with low battery consumption. Like the Memory

Stick, it uses flash memory architecture. As the name implies, SDHC cards are high-capacity SD cards.

79 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards

Installing Memory Stick and SD Cards

Memory Stick and SD Cards are installed in the Memory Stick/SD Card slot. To install a card, follow these steps

:

I

NSTALLING OR REMOVING A

M

EMORY

S

TICK OR

SD C

ARD DURING YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

S

SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND

/

OR YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

.

D

O NOT INSERT A CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD AS

YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD

,

YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

OR BOTH

.

1

See your specific card manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require that your notebook is off while installing them.

2

Make sure there is no card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing a Memory Stick/SD Card.

3

Insert your card into the slot with the product label facing up.

4

Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.

Removing A Memory Stick or SD Card

To remove a Memory Stick or SD Card, follow these easy steps:

S

EE YOUR CARD MANUAL FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON THE REMOVAL OF YOUR CARD

. S

OME

CARDS MAY REQUIRE YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK TO BE IN

S

LEEP

M

ODE OR

O

FF WHILE REMOVING

THEM

.

Push the card in until it unlatches. It will then eject from the slot for removal.

80 - Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards

Memory Upgrade Module

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with a minimum of 4 GB (two 2 GB modules) of high speed Double

Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR3-1066 SDRAM) factory installed. To increase your notebook’s memory capacity, you may install an additional memory upgrade module. The memory upgrade must be a dual-in-line (DIMM) SDRAM module.

Note:

Before you purchase additional module(s), be sure to check first to see whether you have one or two modules pre-installed. To ensure 100% compatibility, purchase the SDRAM module only from the Fujitsu web store at www.shopfujitsu.com

.

D

O NOT REMOVE ANY SCREWS FROM THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE COMPARTMENT EXCEPT THE

ONES SPECIFICALLY SHOWN IN THE DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE MEMORY

UPGRADE MODULE

.

T

HE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE

(ESD).

T

O MINIMIZE RISK TO THE MODULE

,

OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS

:

B

EFORE HANDLING A MEMORY MODULE

,

TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE

STATIC ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY

.

W

HEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE

,

HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO

TOUCH ANY CONTACTS OR CHIPS

. B

E CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER

TERMINALS OR COMPONENTS

;

THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE

COMPONENTS

.

B

E SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING MEMORY MODULES

.

E

VEN IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR SLEEP STATES

,

DATA COULD BE LOST OR THE MEMORY

COULD BE DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM

.

Installing Memory Upgrade Modules

1

Turn off power to your notebook, remove any power adapter (AC or auto/airline). Remove the battery.

2

Remove all connected external devices, such as keyboards, disk drives, monitors, and printers..

3

Turn the notebook bottom side up, and remove the screw from the memory upgrade module compartment.

4

Remove the cover.

5

Remove the memory upgrade module from the static guarded sleeve.

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6

Align the memory upgrade module with the part side up. Align the connector edge of the memory upgrade module with the connector slot in the compartment. Be sure the alignment keys line up with those in the slot.

Alignment keys

Figure 34. Opening the Memory Compartment Figure 35. Installing a Memory Module

7

Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45° angle. Press the connector edge of the module firmly down and into the connector until it lodges under the retaining clip. You’ll hear a click when it is properly in place.

8

Replace the cover and reinstall the screws.

T

HE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS NOT SOMETHING YOU ROUTINELY REMOVE FROM YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

O

NCE IT IS INSTALLED

,

YOU CAN LEAVE IT IN PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT TO CHANGE SYSTEM MEMORY

CAPACITY

.

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Removing a Memory Module

1

Perform steps 1 through 4 of Installing a

Memory Upgrade Module.

2

Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the memory upgrade module at the same time.

3

While holding the clips out, remove the module from the slot by lifting it up and pulling it away from your notebook.

4

Store the memory upgrade module in a static guarded sleeve.

5

Replace the cover and reinstall the screws.

Memory Clip

Figure 36. Removing memory module

Checking the Memory Capacity

Once you have changed the system memory capacity by replacing the installed module with a larger one, be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the change.

Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] >

Control Panel

>

System and Maintenance

>

System

.

The amount of memory is displayed next to

“Memory - RAM:”

There may be a variation between the actual memory size and what is displayed. This is possible if your system is configured with a graphics card that dynamically allocates system memory to accelerate graphics performance.

I

F THE TOTAL MEMORY DISPLAYED IS INCORRECT

,

CHECK THAT YOUR MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS

PROPERLY INSTALLED

. (I

F THE MODULE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED AND THE CAPACITY IS STILL NOT

CORRECTLY RECOGNIZED

,

SEE

T

ROUBLESHOOTING ON

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Device Ports

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook and the optional Port Replicator come equipped with multiple ports to which you can connect external devices including: disk drives, keyboards, printers, etc.

Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack

The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for a Gigabit (10Base-T/100Base-Tx/1000Base-T) Ethernet LAN connection. You may need to configure your notebook to work with your particular network. (Contact your network administrator for information on your network configuration.)

To connect the LAN cable follow these easy steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

3

Plug the other end of the cable into a

LAN outlet.

Figure 37. Connecting LAN Device

Universal Serial Bus Ports

The Universal Serial Bus 2.0 ports (USB) allow you to connect USB devices such as external game pads, pointing devices, keyboards and/or speakers. There are four USB 2.0 ports on your notebook: two on the right side and two on the rear.

In order to connect a USB device, align the connector with the port opening, then push the connector into the port until it is seated.

D

UE TO THE ONGOING CHANGES IN

USB

TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS

,

NOT ALL

USB

DEVICES

AND

/

OR DRIVERS ARE GUARANTEED TO WORK

.

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Figure 38. Connecting a USB Device to System (rear and right side)

Headphone Jack

The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones or powered external speakers to your notebook. Your headphones or speakers must be equipped with a 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. In order to connect headphones or speakers follow these easy steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

Figure 39. Connecting Headphones

I

F YOU PLUG HEADPHONES INTO THE HEADPHONE JACK

,

BUILT

-

IN STEREO SPEAKERS WILL BE

DISABLED

.

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Microphone Jack

The microphone jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. Your microphone must be equipped with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into the microphone jack of your notebook. In order to connect a microphone follow these easy steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

External Video Port

The external video port allows you to connect an external monitor or LCD projector. In order to connect an external video device, follow these easy steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

Figure 40. Connecting Microphone

Figure 41. Connecting an External Video Device

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P

RESSING THE

[F

N

] + [F10]

KEYS ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE YOUR SELECTION OF WHERE TO SEND

YOUR DISPLAY VIDEO

. E

ACH TIME YOU PRESS THE KEY COMBINATION

,

YOU WILL STEP TO THE NEXT

CHOICE

,

STARTING WITH THE BUILT

-

IN DISPLAY PANEL ONLY

,

MOVING TO THE EXTERNAL MONITOR

ONLY

,

FINALLY MOVING TO BOTH THE BUILT

-

IN DISPLAY PANEL AND AN EXTERNAL MONITOR

.

IEEE 1394 Port

The 4-pin 1394 port allows you to connect digital devices that are compliant with IEEE 1394 standard.

The IEEE 1394 standard is easy to use, connect, and disconnect. This port can allow up to 400 Mbps transfer rate. A third-party application is required to operate your digital device with the 1394 port

.

T

HE

1394

PORT USED IN THIS SYSTEM USES A FOUR

-

PIN CONFIGURATION

. I

F YOU INTEND TO

INTERFACE WITH DEVICES WHICH USE A SIX

-

PIN CONFIGURATION

,

YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE AN

ADAPTER

.

In order to connect a 1394 device, follow these steps:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

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Figure 42. Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device

E-SATA Port

E-SATA (External Serial Advanced

Technology Attachment) is an external version of SATA, which connects your computer to the hard drive. E-SATA is ideal for backing up large files on an external hard drive.

To connect an E-SATA device:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

HDMI Port

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface

(HDMI) port is a digital audio/video interface over which uncompressed streams can be transmitted. HDMI is used to connect compatible digital devices with your computer

(such as big-screen TVs and video recorders).

To connect an HDMI device:

1

Align the connector with the port opening.

2

Push the connector into the port until it is seated.

Figure 43. Connecting an E-SATA device

Figure 44. Connecting an HDMI device

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Chapter 4

Troubleshooting Your LifeBook

Troubleshooting

There may be occasions when you encounter simple setup or operating problems that you can solve on the spot, or problems with peripheral devices that can be solved by replacing the device. The information in this section helps you isolate and resolve some of these straightforward issues and identify failures that require service.

Identifying the Problem

If you encounter a problem, go through the following procedure before pursuing complex troubleshooting:

1

Turn off your LifeBook notebook.

2

Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your notebook and to an active AC power source.

3

Make sure that any card installed in the PC Card slot is seated properly. You can also remove the card from the slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause of failure.

4

Make sure that any devices connected to the external connectors are plugged in properly. You can also disconnect such devices, thus eliminating them as possible causes of failure.

5

Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at least 10 seconds before you turn it back on.

6

Go through the boot sequence.

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7

If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the Troubleshooting Table that follows, for more detailed troubleshooting information.

I

F YOU KEEP NOTES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TRIED

,

YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE MAY BE

ABLE TO HELP YOU MORE QUICKLY BY GIVING ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OVER THE PHONE

.

8

If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your support representative:

Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support.

Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:

Product name

Product configuration number

Product serial number

Purchase date

Conditions under which the problem occurred

Any error messages that have occurred

Type of device connected, if any

See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your notebook for configuration and serial numbers.

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Specific Problems

Using the Troubleshooting Table

When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem column of the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to correct the condition under Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may not apply to your notebook.

Troubleshooting Table

Problem Page Problem Page

Audio Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 92

Optical Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . page 92

Floppy Disk Drive Problems . . . . . . . . page 93

Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 94

Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . page 94

Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 95

USB Device Problems . . . . . . . . . page 95

PC/ExpressCard Problems . . . . . . page 95

Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 96

Shutdown and Startup Problems . page 98

Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 99

Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . page 101

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Problem

Audio Problems

There is no sound coming from the built-in speakers.

Possible Cause

The volume is turned too low.

The software volume control is set too low.

Possible Solutions

Adjust the volume control on your notebook and operating system.

Use the [Fn+F9] key combination on your keyboard. Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your notebook.

Manually adjusting the volume (i.e. keyboard "hot keys") should dynamically adjust the volume of the operating (see above). If that doesn’t work, adjust the sound volume control settings in your software or application.

Plugging in headphones disables the built-in speakers, remove the headphones.

Headphones are plugged into your notebook.

Software driver is not configured correctly.

The Audio Driver may be installed or reinstalled by using the Drivers and Applications CD that came with your Fujitsu LifeBook.

Refer to your application and operating system documentation for help.

The speakers have been muted using the

Volume icon in the system tray.

Click on the Volume icon in the tool tray on the bottom right of the screen. (It looks like a speaker). If the Mute box is checked, click on it to uncheck it. You can also use the [Fn+F3] key combination to toggle the volume on and off. Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle the audio mute.

Optical Drive Problems

LifeBook notebook fails to recognize DVD/CD-

RW/CD-ROM/Blu-ray discs.

The disc is not pushed down onto raised center circle of the drive.

Open optical drive tray and re-install the disc properly.

Optical drive tray is not latched shut.

Push on the front of the optical drive tray until it latches.

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Problem

LifeBook notebook fails to recognize DVD/CD-

RW/CD-ROM/Blu-ray discs.

(continued)

Possible Cause

Incorrect DVD Player or no DVD Player software is installed.

Possible Solutions

Install DVD Player software. (See “Media Player Software” on

page 68.)

Wrong drive designator was used for the disc in the application.

Verify the drive designator used by the application is the same as the one used by the operating system. When the operating system is booted from a DVD/CD, drive designations are automatically adjusted. Note that the drive designation can be changed with the

Disk Management tool located at Administrative Tools > Computer

Management.

DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM is dirty or defective.

Wipe the disc with a non-abrasive CD cleaning cloth and reinsert.

It if still will not work try another DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM in the drive.

This is normal. However, you may disable this feature. The drive access indicator on the Status Indicator

Panel blinks at regular intervals with no disc in the tray or the drive is not installed.

The Windows auto insertion function is active and is checking to see if a disc is ready to run.

Floppy Disk Drive Problems

You cannot access your optional external floppy disk.

You tried to write to a write protected floppy disk.

Eject the disk and set it to write enable.

Disk is not loaded correctly.

Eject floppy disk, check orientation and re-insert.

The floppy disk drive may not be properly installed.

Remove and re-install your floppy disk drive.

Security is set to protect access to floppy disk data.

Verify your password and security settings.

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Problem

Hard Drive Problems

You cannot access your hard drive.

Possible Cause Possible Solutions

The wrong drive designator was used by an application when a bootable disc was used to start the notebook.

Verify drive designator used by application is in use by the operating system. When the operating system is booted from a CD, drive designations are automatically adjusted.

Security is set so your operating system cannot be started without a password.

Keyboard or Mouse Problems

The built-in keyboard does not seem to work.

The notebook has gone into Sleep mode.

Verify your password and security settings.

Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

Your application has locked out your keyboard.

Try to use your integrated pointing device to restart your system.

Re-install your device. See “Device Ports” on page 84.

You have installed an external keyboard or mouse, and it does not seem to work.

Your external device is not properly installed.

Your operating system software is not set up with correct software driver for that device.

You have connected an external keyboard or a mouse and it seems to be locking up the system.

Your operating system software is not setup with correct software driver for that device.

Your system has crashed.

Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.

Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.

Try to restart your notebook.

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Problem

Memory Problems

Your System Properties screen does not show the correct amount of installed memory.

Possible Cause

Your memory module is not properly installed.

You have a memory failure.

USB/E-SATA Device Problems

You have installed a USB or

E-SATA device. Your Life-

Book notebook does not recognize the device, or the device does not seem to work properly.

The device is not properly installed.

The device may have been installed while an application was running, so your notebook is not aware of its installation.

Possible Solutions

Remove and re-install your memory upgrade module.

See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 81.

Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages.

See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 102.

Remove and re-install the device. See “Device Ports” on page 84.

Close the application and restart your notebook.

PC/ExpressCard Problems

Your device may not have the correct software driver active.

A card inserted in the PC

Card slot or ExpressCard slot does not work or is locking up the system.

The card is not properly installed.

The card may have been installed while an application was running, so your notebook is not aware of its installation.

See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.

Remove and re-install the card. See “PC Cards/ExpressCards™”

on page 74.

Close the application and restart your notebook.

Your software may not have the correct software driver active.

See your software documentation and activate the correct driver.

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Problem

Power Failures

You turn on your LifeBook notebook and nothing seems to happen.

Your LifeBook notebook turns off all by itself.

Possible Cause Possible Solutions

The installed primary battery is completely discharged, there is no optional second battery installed or there is no

Power adapter (AC or

Auto/Airline) installed.

Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and

condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 28. Install a charged battery or a Power adapter.

The battery is installed but is faulty.

The battery is low.

Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the presence and condition of the batteries. If a battery is indicating a short, remove that battery and operate from another power source or replace that battery.

Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence and

condition of the batteries. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 28. Use a Power adapter to operate until a battery is

charged or install a charged battery.

The power adapter (AC or auto/airline) is not plugged in properly.

Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. See “Power

Sources” on page 46.

The Power adapter (AC or auto/airline) is faulty.

Try a different Power adapter or install a charged optional second battery.

The Power adapter (AC or auto/airline) has no power from the AC outlet, airplane jack, or the car’s cigarette lighter.

Move the AC cord to a different outlet, check for a line switch or tripped circuit breaker for the AC outlet. If you are using an auto/airline adapter in a car make sure the ignition switch is in the

On or Accessories position.

You have a battery failure.

Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator

panel, and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See

“Status Indicator Panel” on page 28.

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Problem

Your LifeBook notebook turns off all by itself.

(continued)

Your LifeBook notebook will not work on battery alone.

The installed battery is dead.

No batteries are installed.

The batteries are improperly installed.

Your installed batteries are faulty.

The batteries seem to discharge too quickly.

Possible Cause

The power management parameters are set for auto timeouts which are too short for your operating needs.

Possible Solutions

Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Options Properties located in the Control Panel to adjust the timeout values to better suit your needs.

You are operating on battery power and ignored a low battery alarm until the batteries are at the dead battery state and the system has gone into Dead Battery Suspend mode.

Install a power adapter and then push the Power/Sus-

pend/Resume button. See “Power Sources” on page 46.

Your adapter has failed or lost its power source.

Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet has power.

The power savings features may be disabled.

The brightness is turned all the way up.

Replace the battery with a charged one or install a power adapter.

Install a charged battery.

Verify that the batteries are properly connected by re-installing them.

Verify the condition of the batteries using the Status Indicator

panel and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted. See

“Status Indicator Panel” on page 28.

Check the Power Options menu settings and adjust according to your operating needs.

Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher the brightness the more power your display uses.

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Problem

The batteries seem to discharge too quickly.

(continued)

Possible Cause

You are running an application that uses a lot of power due to frequent hard drive access or optical drive access, or use of a modem,

LAN PC card, Wireless

LAN, or Bluetooth device.

Possible Solutions

Use both the primary battery and an optional second battery and/or use a power adapter for this application when at all possible.

The batteries are old.

Replace the batteries.

The batteries have been exposed to high temperatures.

Replace the batteries.

The batteries are too hot or too cold.

Restore the notebook to normal operating temperature. Charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when battery is outside of operating range.

Shutdown and Startup Problems

The Suspend/Resume button does not work.

Suspend/Resume button is disabled.

In the Control Panel under Power Options, select the “Choose what the power button does” option and make your choices.

There may be application software. conflict

The system powers up, and displays power on information, but fails to load the operating system.

The boot sequence settings of the setup utility are not compatible with your configuration.

You have a secured system requiring a password to load your operating system.

Close all applications and try the button again.

Set the operating source by pressing the [ESC] key while the

Fujitsu logo is on screen or use the [F2] key and enter the setup

utility and adjust the source settings from the Boot menu. See

“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51.

Make sure you have the right password. Enter the setup utility and

verify the Security settings and modify them as accordingly. See

“BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51.

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Problem

An error message is displayed on the screen during the notebook (boot) sequence.

Possible Cause

Power On Self Test

(POST) has detected a problem.

Possible Solutions

See the Power On Self Test (POST) messages to determine the meaning and severity of the problem. Not all messages are errors;

some are simply status indicators. See “Power On Self Test Mes-

sages” on page 102.

Your notebook appears to change setup parameters when you start it.

Your system display won’t turn on when the system is turned on or has resumed.

Video Problems

The built-in display is blank when you turn on your Life-

Book notebook.

BIOS setup changes were not saved when made and you exited the setup utility.

You have installed the

LifeBook/Security Application panel.

Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when exiting the

BIOS setup utility.

Check the Status Indicator Panel for presence of the Security icon.

If it is visible, enter your password. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 28.

The notebook is set for an external monitor only.

Pressing [F10] while holding down the [Fn] key allows you to change your selection of where to send your display video. Each time you press the keys you will step to the next choice. The choices, in order are: built-in display only, external monitor only, both built-in display and external monitor.

The notebook turned on with a series of beeps and the built-in display is blank.

The display angle and brightness settings are not adequate for your lighting conditions.

Move the display and the brightness control until you have adequate visibility. Pressing either the [F6] or [F7] keys while holding down the [Fn] key also allows you to change the brightness level of the display.

Power management timeouts may be set for short intervals and you didn’t notice the display come on and go off.

Press a keyboard button or move the mouse to restore operation.

If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. (The display may be shut off by Sleep mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)

Power On Self Test has detected a failure which does not allow the display to operate.

Contact your support representative.

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Problem

The display goes blank by itself after you have been using it.

Your display won’t turn on when the system is turned on or when it has resumed.

The Built-in Display does not close.

Possible Cause

The notebook has gone into Video timeout,

Sleep mode, or Saveto-Disk mode because you have not used it for a period of time.

Possible Solutions

Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Savings menu of the setup utility to adjust the timeout values to better suit your operation needs.

Power management timeouts may be set for short intervals and you didn’t notice the display come on and go off.

Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.

(The display may be shut off by Sleep Mode, Auto Suspend or

Video Timeout)

The system may be password-protected.

Check the status indicator panel to verify that the Security icon is blinking. If it is blinking, enter your password.

The display has bright or dark spots.

The application display uses only a portion of your screen and is surrounded by a dark frame.

A foreign object, such as a paper clip, is stuck between the display and keyboard.

Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.

If spots are tiny and few, this is normal for a large display.

This is normal; do nothing.

If spots are numerous or large enough to interfere with your operation

Display is faulty; contact your support representative.

You are running an application that doesn’t support the system’s native pixel resolution and display compression is enabled.

Display compression gives a clearer but smaller display for applications that do not support the system’s native pixel resolution.

You can fill the screen but have less resolution by changing display compression settings. These settings can be changed in the

Intel GMA control panel.

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Problem

The Display is dark when on battery power.

Possible Cause

The Power Management utility default is set on low brightness to conserve power.

Possible Solutions

Press [Fn] + [F7] to increase brightness or click the battery guage, click on More power options, and select Adjust the display

brightness.

You have connected an external monitor and it does not display any information.

Your external monitor is not properly installed.

Reinstall your device. See “External Video Port” on page 86.

Your operating system is not setup with the correct software driver for that device.

Check your device and operating system documentation and activate the proper driver.

You have connected an external monitor and it does not come on.

Your external monitor is not compatible with your

LifeBook notebook.

Miscellaneous Problems

Error message is displayed on the screen during the operation of an application.

Application software often has its own set of error message displays.

See your monitor documentation and the External Monitor Sup-

port portions of the Specifications section. See “Specifications” on page 120.

See your application manual and help displays screens for more information. Not all messages are errors some may simply be status.

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Power On Self Test Messages

The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation both on screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference to the message and its meaning is not clear, contact your support representative for assistance.

nnnn Memory Cache Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested by the Power On Self

Test. (This can only appear if you have an SRAM PC Card installed.)

Floppy Disk drive A error or Floppy Disk drive B error

Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS Power On Self Test diskette tests. Check to see that the

drive is defined with the proper diskette type in the Setup Utility, (See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51.) and that the diskette drive is installed correctly. If the disk drive is properly defined and

installed, avoid using it and contact your support representative.

*Extended Memory Failed at address line: xx

Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed memory upgrade module, verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, you may want to check your Windows Setup to be sure it is not using unavailable memory until you can contact your support representative.

nnnn Extended RAM Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes successfully tested.

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*Failure Fixed Disk n (where x=1-4)

The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to check for the hard drive type settings and correct them if necessary. If the settings are OK and the message appears when you restart the system, there may be a serious fault which might cause you to lose data if you continue. Contact your support representative.

*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP

Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to correct the inconsistency.

*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP

Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to correct the inconsistency.

*Invalid NVRAM Data

Problem with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that you see this message you may have some display problems. You can continue operating but should contact your support representative for more information.

*Keyboard controller error

The keyboard controller test failed. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.

*Keyboard error

Keyboard not working. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.

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*Stuck Key

BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code for the stuck key. You may have to replace your keyboard but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.

*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP

Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup. This error probably means your BIOS is corrupted, run the setup utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you still get this error, contact your support representative.

*Operating system not found

Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both the fixed disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you have changed your installation greatly, the operating system should be on drive C:. If the setup utility is correctly set, your hard drive may be corrupted.

*Parity Check 1 nnnn

Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen.

If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact your support representative.

*Parity Check 2 nnnn

Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data-destroying failure. Contact your support representative.

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*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP

Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the

[F2] key to enter Setup and change any settings.

*Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used

Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully. The Power On Self Test will load default values and offer to run Setup. If the previous failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not corrected, the next boot will likely fail also. If using the default settings does not allow you to complete a successful boot sequence, you should turn off the power and contact your support representative.

*Real time clock error

Real-time clock fails BIOS test. May require board repair. Contact your support representative.

*Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn

Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected. You are risking data corruption if you continue. Contact your support representative.

nnnn Shadow RAM Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.

*System battery is dead – Replace and run SETUP

The BIOS CMOS RAM memory hold up battery is dead. This is part of your BIOS and is a board mounted battery which requires a support representative to change. You can continue operating but you will have to use setup utility default values or reconfigure your setup utility every time you turn off your notebook.

System BIOS shadowed

System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.

105 - Troubleshooting

*System CMOS checksum bad – Default Configuration Used

BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that changes data stored in BIOS memory. Run Setup and reconfigure the system.

*System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn

System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected. This means that there is a fault in your built-in memory. If you continue to operate, you risk corrupting your data.

Contact your support representative for repairs.

nnnn System Memory Passed

Where nnnn is the amount of system memory in kilobytes successfully tested.

*System timer error

The timer test failed. The main clock that operates the computer is faulty. Requires repair of system board. Contact your support representative for repairs.

Video BIOS shadowed

Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.

106 - Troubleshooting

Restoring Your Pre-installed Software

Packed with your system you will find two discs for recovering your pre-installed software:

Drivers and Applications Restore Disc

Recovery and Utility Disc

Drivers and Applications Restore Disc

The Drivers and Applications Restore (DAR) disc included with your system contains sets of device drivers and Fujitsu utilities (in specific directories) that are unique to your computer configuration.

I

F YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

,

VISIT THE

F

UJITSU

S

UPPORT WEBSITE AT

HTTP

://

WWW

.

COMPUTERS

.

US

.

FUJITSU

.

COM

/

SUPPORT TO CHECK FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION

,

DRIVERS AND HINTS ON HOW TO PERFORM RECOVERY AND SYSTEM UPDATES

.

Re-installing Individual Drivers and Applications

The Drivers and Applications disc can be used to selectively re-install drivers and/or applications that may have been un-installed or corrupted.

T

HERE MAY BE CERTAIN FREE THIRD

-

PARTY APPLICATIONS PRE

-

INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM THAT ARE

NOT ON THE

DAR

DISC

. T

HE LATEST VERSIONS OF THE APPLICATIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE

THIRD

-

PARTY

S WEBSITE

.

To re-install drivers and/or applications:

1

Boot up the system and insert the DAR disc after Windows has started. A Fujitsu Installer screen is displayed after the disc is inserted.

2

After reading the License Agreement, click [I agree].

3

A window will appear containing a list of applications, drivers, and utilities that you can install from the DAR disc.

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T

HE COMPONENTS LISTED ARE COLOR

-

CODED IN TERMS OF THEIR INSTALL STATUS

. B

LUE INDICATES

THAT THE COMPONENT CAN BE INSTALLED

. G

REEN INDICATES THAT THE COMPONENT NEEDS TO BE

INSTALLED SEPARATELY

. G

REY INDICATES A COMPONENT THAT IS ALREADY INSTALLED

;

GREY ITEMS

CAN BE REINSTALLED

,

BUT PRIOR TO INSTALLATION YOU WILL RECEIVE A REMINDER THAT THE

COMPONENT IS ALREADY INSTALLED

.

4

In the list, check off all the components you want to install. If you want to install all components, click [Select

All]. Clicking [Select All] will select all of the blue-coded components; you must select grey and green components separately.

5

Once you have selected the components you wish to install, click [Install Selected Subsystems]; the components will be installed.

6

After the components are installed, click [OK], then click [Yes] when asked if you want to reboot the system.

Recovery and Utility disc

The Recovery and Utility disc contains four utilities:

The

Recovery

utility allows you to restore the system operating system (OS). The restored OS is the same one that was originally installed on the hard disk drive. After the OS is restored, you will need to reinstall the drivers and applications from the Drivers and Applications Restore disc and from any application discs that were bundled with the system when you purchased it.

The

Hard Disk Data Delete

utility on this disc is used to delete all data on your hard disk and prevent it from being reused. Do not use the Hard Disk Data Delete utility unless you are absolutely certain that you want to erase your entire hard disk, including all partitions.

The

Partition Creation

utility allows you to create a new D: partition or resize existing partitions on your hard disk.

NOTE: Creating or resizing partitions with this utility will cause all data on the hard disk to be completely erased.

The

Diagnostics

utility allows the IT professional to determine device status/condition by executing diagnostics tests on selected system components.

To use the disc, follow the instructions in the “Using the Recovery and Utility Disc” booklet that is packaged with the disc.

108 - Restoring Your Pre-installed Software

Automatically Downloading Driver Updates

Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system.

N

OTE THAT IF YOU HAVE A

64-

BIT OPERATING SYSTEM

,

IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO FIRST

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE

FDU

UTILITY

. T

O DO SO

, GO TO THE

F

UJITSU

S

UPPORT WEB SITE AT

HTTP

://

WWW

.

FUJITSU

.

COM

/

US

/

SUPPORT AND

FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE DOWNLOADS

. FDU

WILL BE

LISTED WITH THE X

64

DOWNLOADS FOR YOUR MODEL

.

The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the icons to find the correct one). If the icon does not appear in the system tray, go to [Start] -> All Programs, and click on Fujitsu Driver Update; this will create the icon automatically.

To invoke the FDU menu, right-click on the FDU icon. The menu contains the following items:

Check for updates now

Allows for manual driver update search. The first time it is used, you are prompted to agree to a user agreement. After clicking on the icon, the FDU automatically connects with the Fujitsu site to check for updates and downloads them. While downloading, the icon has a red bar through it, indicating that it cannot be used while the download is in process. When the update is complete, a message appears informing you of the fact.

Enable Automatic Update Notifications

Automatically searches for new updates on a regular basis (approximately every 3 days).

Show update history

Brings up a screen that displays a history of updates that have been made via the FDU.

About Fujitsu Driver Update

Displays the FDU version number and copyright information.

Fujitsu Driver Update Readme

Displays the FDU readme.

109 - Restoring Your Pre-installed Software

Chapter 5

Care and Maintenance

Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.

T

HE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC

DISCHARGE

(ESD). T

O MINIMIZE RISK TO THE COMPONENTS

,

OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS

:

- B

EFORE DOCKING OR UNDOCKING YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

(

WHEN USING A PORT REPLICATOR

),

IT IS A GOOD PRACTICE TO ALWAYS TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC

ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY

.

- B

E SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

.

E

VEN IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR SLEEP STATES

,

DATA COULD BE LOST OR MEMORY COULD

BE DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM

.

- W

HEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE

,

HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO TOUCH

ANY CONTACTS OR CHIPS

. B

E CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR

COMPONENTS

;

THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS

.

E

LECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF MISUSED

. O

PERATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT OR SIMILAR

PRODUCTS

,

MUST ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT

. D

O NOT ALLOW CHILDREN ACCESS TO THE

INTERIOR OF ANY ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DO NOT PERMIT THEM TO HANDLE ANY CABLES

.

110

Your notebook is a durable but sensitive electronic device. Treat it with respect and care.

Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable carrying case.

Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation instructions closely.

Keep it away from food and beverages.

To protect your notebook from damage and to optimize system performance, be sure to

keep all air all vents unobstructed

,

clean, and clear of debris

. This may require periodic cleaning, depending upon the environment in which the system is used.

Do not operate the notebook in areas where the air vents can be obstructed, such as in tight enclosures or on soft surfaces like a bed or cushion.

If you accidentally spill liquid on your LifeBook notebook:

1

Turn it off.

2

Position it so that the liquid can run out.

3

Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.

4

If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative.

Do not use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).

Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.

Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other environmental hazards.

Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140°

F (60° C) may damage your notebook.

Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots when they are not in use.

Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.

If you are carrying your LifeBook notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure that there are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.

Never position your notebook such that the optical drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.

111 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Cleaning your LifeBook notebook

Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.)

Clean your LifeBook notebook with a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.

Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners.

Always shut down the computer, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery when cleaning or disinfecting the computer exterior, keyboard or LCD display.

NOTE: Avoid wetting the thermal suede in all cases.

Cleaning guidelines using recommended off-the-shelf cleaners

Computer exterior, computer keyboard

To clean the exterior and keyboard, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:

Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit

Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes

3M CL563 Cleaner Wipes

Note: After cleaning with one of these products, gently polish with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth until the solution is no longer visible.

Liquid Crystal Display

To clean the LCD or fingerprint sensor, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:

Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit

Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes

Wipe the LCD surface gently, allowing it to dry before turning on the computer.

Disinfecting LifeBook computers

Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based germicide which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA.

112 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

U

SE OF INCORRECT CLEANERS CAN RESULT IN OPTICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE

LCD

AND

/

OR DAMAGE

TO THE COMPUTER

. A

LWAYS REFER TO THE CLEANER MANUFACTURER

'

S GUIDELINES AND MATERIAL

SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR PROPER HANDLING AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS

.

N

EVER USE AMMONIA

,

ACIDIC

,

OR ALKALINE CLEANERS OR ORGANIC CHEMICALS SUCH AS PAINT

THINNER

,

ACETONE

,

PROPYL OR ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL

,

OR KEROSENE

. I

T MAY DAMAGE SURFACE

FINISHES AND THE COATING OF THE

LCD

SCREEN

.

N

EVER USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING

S

TYLISTIC AND

L

IFE

B

OOK

PC

S

.

Cleaning the dust filter

Your LifeBook is equipped with fans to make air flow inside by pulling in outside air to cool the inside of the system. Depending on the environment in which the system is used, dust and dirt may be pulled in along with the air. Accumulated dust and dirt could impair the function of the system.

R

EMOVE

AC A

DAPTER

: B

EFORE REMOVING THE FILTER

,

TURN OFF THE SYSTEM AND PERIPHERALS

AND DISCONNECT THE

AC

ADAPTER

..

C

LEANING THE FILTER

:

- D

O NOT USE DETERGENT

- A

VOID DAMAGING THE FILTER

;

DAMAGE TO THE FILTER IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY

.

- U

SE PLASTIC TOOLS TO CLEAN THE FILTER

. M

ETAL OR WOODEN TOOLS COULD DAMAGE THE FILTER

..

ESD: B

EFORE CLEANING THE FILTER

,

TOUCH A METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY

.

1

Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter.

2

Close the display panel and turn the system upside down.

3

Remove the dust filter by pressing the latch towards the filter and lifting it out (Figure 45).

4

Carefully clean the dust filter and the air-cooling duct.

113 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Latch

Key

Figure 45. Removing/installing the dust filter

5

Put back the dust filter by inserting the end without latch first (positioning the keyinside first), and pushing in the filter until it latches.

A

LWAYS BE SURE THE DUST FILTER IS INSTALLED WHEN RUNNING YOUR SYSTEM

. N

OT USING THE

FILTER COULD CAUSE CONTAMINATION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEM

.

114 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Storing your LifeBook notebook

If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn your LifeBook notebook off, fully charge the battery, then remove and store all Lithium ion batteries.

Store your notebook and batteries separately. If you store your LifeBook with a battery installed, the battery will discharge, and battery life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery might damage your LifeBook.

Store your Fujitsu LifeBook in a cool, dry location. Temperatures should remain between 13ºF

(-25ºC) and 140ºF (60ºC).

A

LWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND

/

OR PACKAGING IT

. A

FTER

SHUTTING DOWN THE SYSTEM

,

WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS

LED

PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION

(

I

.

E

.,

NO LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED

).

I

T IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE

WHEN YOU CLOSE THE LID

. T

HIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE

-OS

BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY

SETTINGS OR SOME OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER

.

A

TTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE

TO SHOCK OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED

.

115 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Traveling with your LifeBook notebook

Do not transport your notebook while it is turned on.

It is recommended that you carry your notebook with you while traveling, rather than checking it in as baggage.

Always bring your System Recovery CD that came with your notebook when you travel. If you experience system software problems while traveling, you may need it to correct any problems.

Never put your notebook through a metal detector. Have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. You can however, put your notebook through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of the machine and remove it as soon as possible or have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. Security officials may require you to turn your notebook on, so make sure you have a charged battery on hand.

Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling overseas. Check the following diagram to determine which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel agent.

Outlet Type Location

United States, Canada, parts of Latin

America, Mexico, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan

United Kingdom, Ireland,

Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Africa

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent

States (CIS), most of Europe, parts of Latin

America, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Hong

Kong, India, most of South Asia

China, Australia, New

Zealand

116 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Batteries

Caring for your Batteries

Always handle batteries carefully.

Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object).

Do not carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects. Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.

Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.

Recharge batteries only as described in this manual and only in ventilated areas.

Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a day or two. Intense heat can shorten the life of your battery.

Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6 months without recharging it.

Increasing Battery Life

Power your LifeBook notebook through the AC or optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.

If your notebook is running on battery power all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight to recharge the battery.

Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.

Set the power management for maximum battery life.

Put your notebook in Sleep mode when it is turned on and you are not actually using it.

Limit your media drive access.

Disable the Media Player auto insert notification function.

Always use fully charged batteries.

Eject PC cards and ExpressCards when not in use.

If not using a wireless device, turn the WLAN switch off.

117 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Optional Floppy Disks and Drives

Caring for your Floppy Disks (optional)

Avoid using the floppy disks in damp and dusty locations.

Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or magnetic field.

Do not use a pencil or an eraser on a disk or disk label.

Avoid storing the floppy disks in extremely hot or cold locations, or in locations subject to severe temperature changes. Store at temperatures between 50º F (10ºC) and 125ºF (52ºC).

Do not touch the exposed part of the disk behind the metal shutter.

Never use the floppy disk drive with any foreign matter inside the floppy disk drive or disk.

Never disassemble your floppy disk drive.

Media Care

Caring for your Media (DVD/CD/CD-R/BD)

Media discs are precision devices and will function reliably if given reasonable care.

Always store your media disc in its case when it is not in use.

Always handle discs by the edges and avoid touching the surface.

Avoid storing any media discs in extreme temperatures.

Do not bend media discs or set heavy objects on them.

Do not spill liquids on media discs.

Do not scratch or get dust on media discs.

Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen or pencil. Always use a felt pen.

If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs.

If a disc is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth.

118 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Caring for your Optical Drive

Your optical drive is durable but you must treat it with care. Please pay attention to the following points:

The drive rotates the compact disc at a very high speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock or vibration with the power on.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be exposed to extreme temperatures.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it is damp or dusty.

Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.

Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be subjected to shock or vibration.

Do not disassemble or dismantle the optical drive.

Use of a commercially available lens cleaner is recommended for maintenance of your drive.

PC/ExpressCards

Caring for your Cards

PC Cards and ExpressCards are durable, but you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied with your cards will provide specific information, but you should pay attention to the following points:

To keep out dust and dirt, store cards in their protective sleeves when they are not installed in your

LifeBook notebook.

Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat.

Keep the cards dry.

Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy objects on top of them.

Do not force cards into the slot.

Avoid dropping cards, or subjecting them to excessive vibration.

119 - Caring for your LifeBook Notebook

Chapter 6

System Specifications

Specifications

This section provides the hardware and environmental specifications for your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook.

Specifications of particular configurations will vary.

Configuration Label

The configuration label located on the bottom of your notebook contains specific information regarding the options you’ve chosen for your notebook. Following is an example configuration label.

Part Number

Configuration ID

Configuration P/N:

A6VXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FPC P/N: FPCMXXXXX

A6220, P8400, VHP, DL DVD, 2GB, 250G, WLAN, 15.4WXGA

Model #

Processor

Operating System

Media Drive

Memory

Communications

Hard Drive

Screen Size

120

Microprocessor

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors (Refer to the system label to determine the speed of your processor).

Chipset

Intel GM45 or Intel PM45, depending upon configuration

I/O Controller Hub 9 Mobile (ICH-9)

Memory

System Memory

DDR3-1066 MHz SDRAM dual-channel memory module.

Two DIMM slots; upgradeable to 8 GB of total memory (4 GB x 2). Note that when 4 GB of memory is installed in a Windows Vista 32-bit system, approximately 3.25 GB is addressable memory; the upper memory is reserved by Vista for hardware usage. In a Windows Vista 64-bit system, virtually all the memory is addressable.

Cache Memory

3 MB or 6 MB L2 cache on-die (depending upon system processor)

Video

Built-in color flat-panel TFT active matrix LCD display with simultaneous display capability.

Video Color and Resolution

15.4" Crystal View LP WXGA (200 nits)

or

15.4” Crystal View WXGA (450 nits):

Internal: 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16M colors

External: 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors

Simultaneous: 1024 x 768, 16M colors

121 - Specifications

Video RAM

Depending upon your system configuration, one of the following controllers is included in your notebook:

Intel® GM45 video graphics controller, with the following amounts of shared video memory using

Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT), as determined by the amount of system memory:

Operating System

Windows Vista

System Memory

1 GB

2 GB

3 GB

4 GB

---

Maximum Graphics Memory

313 MB

825 MB

1.3 GB

1.7 GB

128 MB Windows XP

ATI Mobility Radeon ™ HD 3470 with a maximum 128 MB GDDR3 memory dedicated VRAM

(up to 1.7 GB total available graphics memory using HyperMemory™ technology with 4 GB system memory, up to 1.3 GB with 3 GB system memory, and up to 825 MB with 2 GB system memory)

Audio

Realtek codec ALC269 with 2-channel High Definition (HD) audio.

Headphones:

Stereo headphone jack, 3.5 mm, 1 V rms

or less, minimum impedance 32 Ohms

Microphone:

Stereo microphone jack, 3.5 mm, 100 mV p-p

or less, minimum impedance 10K Ohms

Two built-in boxless stereo speakers

122 - Specifications

Mass Storage Device Options

Hard Drive

250 GB, Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 5400 rpm, 2.5”, 9.5 mm, Shock Sensor utility

320 GB, Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 5400 rpm, 2.5”, 9.5 mm, Shock Sensor utility

400 GB, Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 4200 rpm, 2.5”, 12.5 mm, Shock Sensor utility

500 GB, Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 4200 rpm, 2.5”, 12.5 mm, Shock Sensor utility

Optical Drives

Dual-Layer DVD Writer:

Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 8x DVD-ROM, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 8x

DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW

Write: 24x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 8x

DVD+R, 2.4x DVD+R (DL), 2x DVD-R (DL)

Blu-ray ROM Drive:

Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R DL, 4x

DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 2x BD-ROM, 2x BD-R, 2x

BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE, 2x BD-RE DL

Write: 16x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R DL, 4x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R

DL, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM

Blu-ray RW Drive:

With this drive, you can play Blu-ray Disc movies and burn up to 50 GB of movies or data on a Dual-

Layer Blu-ray disc.

Read: 24x CD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM, 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-R DL, 6x

DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 5x DVD-RAM, 4x BD-ROM, 4x BD-R, 2x BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE, 2x BD-

RE DL discs.

Write: 16x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R

DL, 8x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 4x BD-R, 2x BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE, 2x BD-RE DL discs.

123 - Specifications

Features

Integrated Pointing Device

Touchpad pointing device with scroll button or optional fingerprint sensor

Communications

Gigabit LAN

: Internal wired 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Wireless LAN:

Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5100 (150 Mbps Tx/300 Mbps Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+ n)

Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5300 (450 Mbps Tx/Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+ n)

Optional integrated Atheros AR9281AL1E Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g/n)

Optional Wireless USB (UWB) (480 Mbps at distances up to 3 meters (approximately 10 feet) and

110 Mbps at up to 10 meters (approximately 33 feet). Operates in 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz RF band in the United States.

Theft Prevention Lock

Lock slot for use with security restraint systems.

Web Camera

Optional 1.3 MP web camera with digital built-in microphone

Device Ports

On the LifeBook notebook:

One ExpressCard slot

One PC Card slot

One Memory Stick/SD Card slot

One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external monitor (see Display specifications)

Four USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) connectors for input/output devices

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One E-SATA jack

One HDMI jack

One DC In connector

One IEEE 1394 (4-pin type) jack

One LAN (RJ-45) connector

One stereo headphone jack

One stereo microphone jack

Keyboard

Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key PS/2 compatible keyboards.

Total number of keys: 86

Function keys: [F1] through [F12]

Feature extension key: Fn

Two Windows keys: one Start key, one application key

Key pitch: 19 mm

Key stroke: 3 mm

Built-in Touchpad pointing device with left, right, and scroll buttons (scroll button may be replaced by fingerprint recognition sensor on certain configurations)

Spill-resistant keyboard

Built-in Palm Rest

USB-compatible keyboard and/or mouse support

125 - Specifications

Power

Battery

Standard Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 6-cell 10.8V, 5200 mAh, or,

High capacity Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 8-cell, 14.4V, 5200 mAh

AC Adapter

Autosensing 100-240V AC, supplying 19V DC, 4.22A, 80W to the LifeBook; includes an AC cable

Power Management

Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface).

Dimensions and Weight

Overall Dimensions

Approximately 14.49"(w) x 10.74"(d) x 1.76”(h) (368 mm x 272.8 mm x 44.8 mm)

Weight

Intel® GM45 video graphics controller model: Approximately 6.39 lbs. (2.9 kg) with 200 nit display, 6-cell battery, and optical drive

ATI Mobility Radeon ™ HD 3470 model: Approximately 6.61 lbs. (3.0 kg) with 200 nit display, 6cell battery, and optical drive

Note:

For systems with 450 nit display, add 3.5 oz.(0.1 kg); for systems with 8-cell battery, add 3.5 oz.

(0.1 kg)

Environmental Requirements

Temperature

Operating: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C); Non-operating: 5° to 140° F (–15° to 60° C)

Humidity

Operating: 20% to 85%, relative, non-condensing; Non-operating; 8% to 85%, relative, non-condensing

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Popular Accessories

For ordering or additional information on Fujitsu accessories please visit our Web site at www.shopfujitsu.com or call 1-800-FUJITSU.

Included Software

Depending on your pre-installed operating system, your notebook comes with included software for playing audio and video files of various formats. In addition there is file transfer software, virus protection software and Power Management software. The list below indicates software included with your system.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Norton Internet Security™ 2008 (90-day free trial)

Roxio Creator

CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDirector DE

CyberLink MakeDisc

ArcSoft WebCam Companion (on systems with optional web cam)

Omnipass Fingerprint Recognition software (on models with Fingerprint Recognition device)

Fujitsu LifeBook Application Panel software

Fujitsu Driver Update utility

Microsoft Works 9.0 with Microsoft Office Home and Student Trial Edition with Office Assistant

Learning About Your Software

Tutorials

All operating systems and most application software have tutorials built into them upon installation. We highly recommend that you step through the tutorial before you use an application.

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Manuals

Included with your notebook you will find manuals for your installed operating system and other preinstalled software. Manuals that are not included are available online through the help system of the software. You should review these manuals for general information on the use of these applications.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader lets you view, navigate, and print PDF files from across all major computing platforms.

Norton Internet Security 2008

Your system is preinstalled with a free 90-day trial version of Norton Internet Security™ 2008. Norton

Internet Security is a suite of tools designed to protect your notebook from viruses, hackers, spyware, and spam. It assists in the protection of data currently on your hard disk from destruction or contamination.

The trial version is activated upon your acceptance of software license agreement. After 90 days, you will need to purchase a subscription from Symantec to download latest virus, spyware, and spam definitions.

Roxio Creator LJ

Roxio Creator LJ lets you burn CDs and organize, edit and share digital photos, music, data, or videos.

CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDVD allows you to produce and edit home movies and slideshows on discs.

CyberLink MakeDisc

CyberLink MakeDisc allows you to burn your videos, slideshows, and TV showsto discs, and to back up data files onto CDs or DVDs.

CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector allows you to edit and enhance your videos, and add special effects to them.

OmniPass Fingerprint Recognition Software

The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which adds password management capabilities to Windows operating systems. OmniPass lets you use a "master password" for all Windows, applications, and on-line passwords, and presents a convenient user interface through which you can securely manage passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.

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Fujitsu Driver Update Utility

The Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility is pre-installed on 32-bit systems. If you have a 64-bit system, you will need to download and install the FDU utility from the Fujitsu website. With FDU, you can choose

to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. See

“Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 109.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Vista

®

Home Premium Edition will be installed in your LifeBook

Productivity Package

Microsoft Works 9.0 with Microsoft Office Home and Student Trial Edition 2007

Microsoft Works is a software suite containing the basic tools to write letters and reports, track family and friends with address books, manage home finances, and create a home inventory.

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 is the essential software suite for home computer users that enables you to quickly and easily create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and organize your information in one place, making it easier for you to get things done. Microsoft Office

Home and Student 2007 SBE includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

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Glossary

AC Adapter

A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your

LifeBook notebook.

Access point

Wireless network device used to bridge wireless and wired network traffic.

ACPI

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

Active-Matrix Display

A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device for every pixel on the screen.

Ad Hoc Mode

Ad Hoc Mode refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access

Points. Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. For details, refer

to on “Ad Hoc Mode” on page 152

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ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary phone lines.

AGP

Accelerated Graphics Port. Graphics port specifically designed for graphics-intensive devices, such as video cards and 3D accelerators.

Auto/Airline Adapter

A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.

BIOS

Basic Input-Output System. A program and set of default parameters stored in ROM which tests and operates your LifeBook notebook when you turn it on until it loads your installed operating system from disk. Information from the BIOS is transferred to the installed operating system to provide it with information on the configuration and status of the hardware.

Bit

An abbreviation for binary digit. A single piece of information which is either a one (1) or a zero (0).

bps

An abbreviation for bits per second. Used to describe data transfer rates.

Boot

To start-up a computer and load its operating system from disk, ROM or other storage media into RAM.

Bus

An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside your notebook.

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Byte

8 bits of parallel binary information.

Cache Memory

A block of memory built into the micro-processor which is much faster to access than your system RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling time faster.

CardBus

A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface which offers performance similar to the 32-bit PCI architecture.

CD-ROM

Compact disk read only memory. A form of digital data storage which is read optically with a laser rather than a magnetic head. A typical CD-ROM can contain about 600MB of data and is not subject to heads crashing into the surface and destroying the data when there is a failure.

Channel

Range of narrow-band frequencies used by the WLAN device to transmit data. IEEE802.11b/g - 11 channels, 22 MHz wide channels.

CMOS RAM

Complementary metal oxide semiconductor random access memory. This is a technology for manufacturing random access memory which requires very low levels of power to operate.

Command

An instruction which you give your operating system. Example: run a particular application or format a floppy disk.

Configuration

The combination of hardware and software that makes up your system and how it is allocated for use.

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CRT

Cathode Ray Tube. A display device which uses a beam of electronic particles striking a luminescent screen. It produces a visual image by varying the position and intensity of the beam.

Data

The information a system stores and processes.

DC

Direct current. A voltage or current that does not fluctuate periodically with time.

Default Value

A pre-programmed value to be used if you fail to set your own.

DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol used to automatically acquire parameters required for the communication, such as IP address. The sender of IP address is called a DHCP server, and the receiver is called a DHCP client.

DIMM

Dual-in-line memory module.

Disk

A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is highly flexible it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter it is commonly called a diskette.

Disk Drive

The hardware which spins the disk and has the heads and control circuitry for reading and writing the data on the disk.

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Diskette

A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.

DMA

Direct Memory Access. Special circuitry for memory to memory transfers of data which do not require

CPU action.

DMI

Desktop Management Interface. A standard that provides PC management applications with a common method of locally or remotely querying and configuring PC computer systems, hardware and software components, and peripherals.

DNS

Domain Name System. A function to control the association between the IP address and the name assigned to the computer. If you do not know the IP address but if you know the computer name, you can still communicate to that computer.

DOS

Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk Operating System).

Driver

A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of device in order to produce the desired results from that particular equipment.

DVMT

Dynamic Video Memory Technology. A video memory architecture that increases the efficiency of the motherboard by using innovative memory utilization and direct AGP.

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ECP

Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high speed data communication and interconnection between electronic devices.

Encryption Key (Network Key)

Data encryption key used to encrypt message text and for computing message integrity checks. Data encryption protects data from unauthorized viewing.

This device uses the same encryption key to encode and decode the data, and the identical encryption key is required between the sender and receiver.

ESD

Electro-Static Discharge. The sudden discharge of electricity from a static charge which has built-up slowly. Example: the shock you get from a doorknob on a dry day or the sparks you get from brushing hair on a dry day.

FCC

Federal Communications Commission.

Floppy Disk

A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which is highly flexible.

GB

Gigabyte. One billion bytes.

Hard drive

A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff.

I/O

Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.

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I/O Port

The connector and associated control circuits for data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.

IDE

Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive unit.

IEEE802.11a

Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11a devices operate in the 5

GHz lower and middle UNII bands.

IEEE802.11b

Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 11 Mbps. 802.11b devices operate in the 2.4

GHz ISM band.

IEEE802.11g

Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11g devices operate in the 2.4

GHz ISM band.

Infrared

Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light spectrum which is invisible to humans.

Infrastructure

A name of a wireless LAN configuration. This type of communication uses an access point. Another type of communication is called Ad Hoc.

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IP Address

An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For example,

1.160.10.240 could be an IP address.

Within an isolated network, you can assign IP addresses at random as long as each one is unique. However, connecting a private network to the Internet requires using registered IP addresses (called Internet addresses) to avoid duplicates.

The four numbers in an IP address are used in different ways to identify a particular network and a host on that network. Three regional Internet registries -- ARIN, RIPE NCC and APNIC -- assign Internet addresses from the following three classes.

Class A - supports 16 million hosts on each of 126 networks

Class B - supports 65,000 hosts on each of 16,000 networks

Class C - supports 254 hosts on each of 2 million networks

The number of unassigned Internet addresses is running out, so a new classless scheme called CIDR is gradually replacing the system based on classes A, B, and C and is tied to adoption of IPv6.

IR

An abbreviation for infrared.

IrDA

Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using infrared as the carrier.

IRQ

Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred which needs to be processed.

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KB

Kilobyte. One thousand bytes.

LAN

Local Area Network. An interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single limited geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which makes images by controlling the orientation of crystals in a crystalline liquid.

Lithium ion Battery

A type of rechargeable battery which has a high power-time life for its size and is not subject to the memory effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.

LPT Port

Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel interface ports because historically line printers were the first and latter the most common device connected to parallel ports.

MAC Address

Media Access Control Address. A unique physical address of a network card. For Ethernet, the first three bytes are used as the vendor code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining three bytes are controlled by each vendor (preventing overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique physical address in the world, being assigned with a different address from other cards. For Ethernet, frames are sent and received based on this address.

MB

Megabyte. One million bytes.

Megahertz

1,000,000 cycles per second.

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Memory

A repository for data and applications which is readily accessible to your LifeBook notebook’s CPU.

MHz

Megahertz.

MIDI

Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard communication protocol for exchange of information between computers and sound producers such as synthesizers.

Modem

A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The equipment which connects a computer or other data terminal to a communication line.

Monaural

A system using one channel to process sound from all sources.

MTU

Maximum Transmission Unit

The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time through the Internet or other networks. You can set a smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication, if you have difficulty transferring data due to the fact that the maximum size is too large.

Network key

Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication. The personal computer uses the same network key both for data encryption and decryption, therefore, it is necessary to set the same network key as the other side of communication.

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Network name (SSID: Service Set Identifier

)

When a wireless LAN network is configured, grouping is performed to avoid interference or data theft.

This grouping is performed with “Network name (SSID)”. In order to improve security, the network key is set allowing no communication unless “Network name (SSID)” coincides with the network key.

NTSC

National TV Standards Commission. The standard for TV broadcast and reception for the USA.

Open system authentication

Null authentication method specified in the 802.11 standard that performs no authentication checks on a wireless client before allowing it to associate.

Operating System

A group of control programs that convert application commands, including driver programs, into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired results from that particular equipment.

Partition

A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating system accordingly.

PCMCIA

PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The Personal

Computer Memory Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for add-in cards for personal computers.

Peripheral Device

A piece of equipment which performs a specific function associated with but not integral to a computer.

Examples: a printer, a modem, a CD-ROM.

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Pitch (keyboard)

The distance between the centers of the letter keys of a keyboard.

Pixel

The smallest element of a display, a dot of color on your display screen. The more pixels per area the clearer your image will appear.

POST

Power On Self Test. A program which is part of the BIOS which checks the configuration and operating condition of your hardware whenever power is applied to your notebook. Status and error messages may be displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the self test detects failures that are so serious that operation cannot continue, the operating system will not be loaded.

PPPoE

Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. A protocol for Ethernet, using a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), which is used for connection on the phone line.

Protocol

Procedures and rules use to send and receive data between computers.

- Method of sending and receiving data

- Process used to handle communication errors

Conditions required for communication are organized in procedures for correct transfer of information.

RAM

Random Access Memory. A hardware component of your LifeBook notebook that holds binary information (both program and data) as long as it has the proper power applied to it.

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RAM Module

A printed circuit card with memory and associated circuitry which allows the user to add additional memory to the computer without special tools.

Reset

The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases all information stored in RAM.

Restart

See Reset.

Resume

To proceed after interruption. In your notebook this refers to returning to active operation after having been in one of the suspension states.

ROM

Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the material.

Data stored in this way cannot be changed by your notebook and does not require power to maintain it.

SDRAM

Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.

Shared key authentication

802.11 network authentication method in which the AP sends the client device a challenge text packet that the client must then encrypt with the correct WEP key and return to the AP. If the client has the wrong key or no key, authentication will fail and the client will not be allowed to associate with the AP. Shared key authentication is not considered secure, because a hacker who detects both the clear-text challenge and the same challenge encrypted with a WEP key can decipher the key.

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SSID

Service Set Identifier, a 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over a WLAN that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to connect to the BSS. The SSID differentiates one

WLAN from another, so all access points and all devices attempting to connect to a specific WLAN must use the same SSID. A device will not be permitted to join the BSS unless it can provide the unique SSID.

Because the SSID is broadcast in plain text, it does not supply any security to the network.

Standby

To make inoperative for a period of time. Your LifeBook notebook uses various suspension states to reduce power consumption and prolong the charge of your battery.

Status Indicator

A display which reports the condition of some portion of your hardware. On your LifeBook notebook this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard.

Stereo (audio)

A system using two channels to process sound from two different sources.

Subnet mask

TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into multiple smaller networks (subnets). IP address consists of the subnet address and the address of each computer. Subnet mask defines how many bits of

IP address comprise the subnet address. The same value shall be set among computers communicating with each other.

SVGA

Super VGA.

S-Video

Super Video. A component video system for driving a TV or computer monitor.

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System Clock

An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which synchronizes the operation of the system and is counted to provide time of day and date.

TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A standard Internet protocol that is most widely used.

TFT

Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors to control each pixel of the display screen individually.

UL

Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety of devices.

USB

Universal Serial Bus. Standard that allows you to simultaneously connect up to 127 USB devices such as game pads, pointing devices, printers, and keyboards to your computer.

UWB

See “WUSB”

VRAM

Video Random Access Memory. A memory dedicated to video display data and control.

WFM

Wired for Management is Intel’s broad-based initiative to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of business computing without sacrificing power and flexibility.

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Wi-Fi Compatible

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Identifies that the product has passed the interoperability test, supplied by the

WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance), which guarantees the interoperability of wireless

IEEE 802.11 LAN products. For more information on the Wi-Fi standard, go to the WECA Web site at: www.wirelessethernet.com.

WLAN

Wireless Local Area Network. A wireless interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single limited geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.

WUSB

Certified Wireless USB is a short range, high bandwidth RF communication protocol that is capable of sending 480 Mbps at distances up to 3 meters (approximately 10 feet) and 110 Mbps at up to 10 meters

(approximately 33 feet). WUSB is designed to operate in the 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz RF band in the United

States.

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Regulatory Information

Notice

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Fujitsu could void this user’s authority to operate the equipment.

FCC NOTICES

Notice to Users of Radios and Television

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limit for class B digital devices, pursuant to parts 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit than the receiver.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Shielded interconnect cables must be employed with this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device.

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DOC (INDUSTRY CANADA) NOTICES

Notice to Users of Radios and Television

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment

Regulations.

CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigence du Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur du Canada.

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Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide

FCC Regulatory Information

Please note the following regulatory information related to the optional wireless LAN device.

Regulatory Notes and Statements

Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use

Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions, however, are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices such as mobile phones. Wireless LAN devices are safe for use by consumers because they operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be restricted in some situations or environments, such as:

On board an airplane, or

In an explosive environment, or

In situations where the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful.

In cases in which the policy regarding use of Wireless LAN devices in specific environments is not clear (e.g., airports, hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial plants, private buildings), obtain authorization to use these devices prior to operating the equipment.

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Regulatory Information/Disclaimers

Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by the manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment. The manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failure to comply with these guidelines.

This device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

For IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN

: For operation within 5.15~5.25 GHz frequency range, it is restricted to indoor environments, and the antenna of this device must be integral.

Federal Communications Commission statement

This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and, (2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.

FCC Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC

Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

1

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

2

Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.

3

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the one the receiver is connected to.

4

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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Figure A-1. Ad Hoc Mode Network

FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the Wireless LAN antenna (located on the top edge of the LCD screen) and your body. The transmitters in this device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Export restrictions

This product or software contains encryption code which may not be exported or transferred from the US or Canada without an approved US Department of Commerce export license. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules., as well as ICES

003 B / NMB 003 B. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation.

Modifications not expressly authorized by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation may invalidate the user's right to operate this equipment.

Canadian Notice

The device for the 5150 - 5250 MHz band is only for indoor usage to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems.

The maximum antenna gain of 6 dBi permitted (for devices in the 5250 - 5350 MHz, 5470 - 5725 MHz and 5725 - 5825 MHz bands) to comply with the e.i.r.p. limit as stated in A9.2 of RSS210.

In addition, users are cautioned to take note that high power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) of 5250 - 5350 MHz and 5650 - 5850 MHz and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices.

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Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN

This manual describes the procedures required to properly set up and configure the optional integrated

Wireless LAN Mini-PCI device (referred to as "WLAN device" in the rest of the manual). Before using the WLAN device, read this manual carefully to ensure it's correct operation. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

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Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document

This document is applicable to systems containing one of the following WLAN devices:

Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5100 (150 Mbps Tx/300 Mbps Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n)

Optional Integrated Intel WiFi Link 5300 (450 Mbps Tx/Rx, 802.11 a/b/g+n)

Optional integrated Atheros AR9281AL1E Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g/n)

Characteristics of the WLAN Device

The WLAN device is a Mini-PCI card attached to the main board of the mobile computer.

The WLAN device operates in license-free RF bands, eliminating the need to procure an FCC operating license. The WLAN operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) RF band and the lower, middle, and upper bands of the 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) bands.

The Intel WLAN devices are capable of four operating modes, IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n (draft)

The WLAN device is Wi-Fi certified and operate (as applicable) at a the maximum data rate of 540 Mbps

(theoretical) in IEEE802.11n (draft) mode; 54 Mbps in IEEE802.11a or IEEE802.11g mode; and 11 Mbps in

IEEE802.11b mode.

The WLAN device supports the following encryption methods - WEP, TKIP, CKIP, and AES encryption.

The Wireless LAN device is compliant with the following standards: WPA, WPA2, CCX1.0, CCX2.0, CCX3.0, and CCX4.0.

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Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device

Ad Hoc Mode

"Ad Hoc Mode" refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access

Point(s). Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. That is why Ad

Hoc networks are also known as peer-to-peer networks. Ad Hoc networks are an easy and inexpensive method for establishing network connectivity between multiple computers. Ad Hoc mode requires that the

SSID, network authentication, and encryption key settings are identically configured on all computers in the Ad Hoc network.

Ad Hoc Mode Network

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Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode

Infrastructure mode refers to a wireless network architecture in which devices communicate with wireless or wired network devices by communicating through an Access Point. In infrastructure mode, wireless devices can communicate with each other or with a wired network. Corporate wireless networks operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the WLAN in order to access services, devices, and computers (e.g., file servers, printers, databases).

Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Network

Internet

ADSL modem, cable modem, or similar

Wired LAN

Access Point*

Wireless LAN

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*An optional hub for a wired

LAN may be required depending upon the type of access point used.

How to Handle This Device

The WLAN device is an optional device that may come pre-installed in your mobile computer. Under normal circumstances, it should not be necessary for you to remove or re-install it. The Operating System that your mobile computer comes with has been pre-configured to support the WLAN device.

Intel WiFi Link 5100 and 5300 devices support IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and

IEEE802.11n (draft).

The WLAN device operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and the 5 GHz lower, middle, and upper UNII bands.

Microwave ovens may interfere with the operation of WLAN devices since they operate in the same 2.4 GHz frequency range as IEEE802.11b/g/draft-n devices. Interference by microwaves does not occur with

IEEE802.11a radio which operates in the 5 GHz RF band.

Wireless devices that transmit in the 2.4 GHz range may interfere with operation of WLAN devices in

IEEE802.11b/g/n modes. Symptoms of interference include reduced throughput, intermittent disconnects, and many frame errors. It is HIGHLY recommended that these interfering devices be powered off to ensure proper operation of the WLAN device.

Deactivating/Disconnecting the WLAN Device

Disconnecting the WLAN device may be desired in certain circumstances (to extend battery life) or where certain environments require it (i.e. hospitals, clinics, airplanes, etc.). The WLAN device can be deactivated by using the Wireless On/Off Switch, and it can be disconnected in Windows using the WLAN icon in the system tray (Note that disconnecting via the icon in the system tray does not turn off the radio; it continues to transmit and receive even though it’s not connected.).

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Deactivation Using the Wireless On/Off Switch

The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by toggling the Wireless On/Off Switch to the Off position.

The Wireless On/Off switch has no effect on non-Wireless LAN models.

Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/UWB On/Off Switch

Figure 46. Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/UWB On/Off Switch Location

Disconnection Using the Icon in the Taskbar

Note that disconnecting via the icon in the system tray does not turn off the radio; it continues to transmit and receive even though it’s not connected.

1

Right-click the WLAN icon in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen.

2

Choose Disconnect from a network.

Activating the WLAN Device

Activation of the WLAN device can be accomplished using the same methods as the deactivation process

Using the Wireless On/Off Switch

In Windows, by right-clicking the WLAN icon then clicking “Connect to a network”

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Configuring the Wireless LAN

The optional WLAN device can be configured to establish wireless network connectivity using the software that is built into Windows Vista. Support for most industry standard security solutions is contained in this software.

Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network administrator for these parameters:

Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista

1

Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.

2

If the Control Panel is not in Classic View, select Classic View from the left panel. Double-click the Network and

Sharing Center icon.

3

Select “Manage wireless networks” from the left panel.

4

Click on the [Add] button.

5

Depending upon what type of connection you would like to make, make a selection. For an infrastructure network, select “Manually create a network profile. For ad hoc network, select “Create an ad hoc network”.

6

Enter the required information. It may be necessary to consult with your network administrator for some of the information.

7

In the event you require assistance, go to the Network and Sharing Center window (Start > Control Panel >

Network and Sharing Center), and type in relevant keywords in the Search box.

Connecting to a Network

After you have configured your computer, you can connect to an active network by performing the following steps:

1

Click on the WLAN icon in the system tray.

2

Select “connect to a network”.

3

Select a network from the list that appears, and click the [Connect] button.

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Troubleshooting the WLAN

Troubleshooting

Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described in the following table.

Problem

Unavailable network connection

Possible Cause

Incorrect network name (SSID) or network key

Weak received signal strength and/or link quality

Possible Solution

Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s) and network keys (WEP) of all computers to be connected have been configured correctly. SSIDs and WEP key values must be identical on each machine.

Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: set the network name

(SSID) and network key to the same values as those of the access point.

Set the Network Authentication value identically to that of the Access

Point. Please consult your network administrator for this value, if necessary.

Ad hoc connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to the destination computer or removing any obstacles for better reception.

Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to the access point or removing any obstacles for better transmission.

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Problem

Unavailable network connection

(continued)

Possible Cause

The WLAN device has been deactivated or disabled

Possible Solution

Check if the wireless switch is turned On. Go to Start -> Control Panel, and double-click on Windows Mobility Center. If the wireless network is off, click the [Turn wireless on] button.

The computer to be connected is turned off

Check if the computer to be connected is turned ON.

RF interference from Access

Points or other wireless networks

Wireless network authentication has failed

The use of identical or overlapping RF channels can cause interference with the operation of the WLAN device. Change the channel of your

Access Point to a channel that does not overlap with the interfering device.

Re-check your Network Authentication, Encryption, and Security settings. Incorrectly configured security settings such as an incorrectly typed WEP key, a mis-configured LEAP username, or an incorrectly chosen authentication method will cause the LAN device to associate but not authenticate to the wireless network.

Recheck the configuration of your network settings.

Incorrectly configured network settings

Incorrect IP address configuration

This only applies to networks using static IP addresses. Please contact your network administrator for the correct settings.

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WLAN Specifications

Specifications

Item

Type of network

Transfer rate

Active frequency

Typical operating distances**

Number of channels

Security

Maximum recommended number of computers to be connected over wireless LAN

(during ad hoc connection)

Specification

The Intel WiFi Link 5100 and Intel WiFi Link 5300 devices conform to IEEE 802.11a,

802.11b/g, and 802.11 draft-n, Wi-Fi based*. Atheros AR9281AL1E WLAN conforms to

IEEE 802.11b/g, and 802.11 draft-n, Wi-Fi based*

(Automatic switching) 54 Mbps maximum data rate (IEEE802.11n to be determined)

802.11n (draft): 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz

802.11b/g: 2400~2473 MHz

802.11a: 4900 ~ 5850 MHz

802.11a: 40 ft. (12 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 6 Mbps

802.11b: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 11 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps

802.11g: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps

802.11n (draft): Operating distance to be determined upon release of standard.

802.11a: 8 independent channels

802.11b/g: 11 channels, 3 non-overlapping channels

802.11n (draft):

2.4 GHz - 3 non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is not used; 2 nonoverlapping channels when Channel Bonding is used.

5 GHz - 12 non-o verlapping UNII channels with or without Channel Bonding

Encryption Types - WEP, TKIP, AES***, WPA 1.0, WPA2,CCX compliant

Encryption Key lengths Supported: 64 bits and 128 bits 802.1x/EAP

10 units or less ****

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* “Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.

** The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls, reflective material, or interference from external RF sources.

*** Encryption with network key (WEP) is performed using the above number of bits, however, users can set 40 bits/ 104 bits after subtracting the fixed length of 24 bits.

**** Depending on practical environments, the allowable number of computers to be connected may be decreased.

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Using the Bluetooth Device

The Integrated Bluetooth module (EYTF3CSFT) is an optional device available for Fujitsu mobile computers.

What is Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology is designed as a short-range wireless link between mobile devices, such as laptop computers, phones, printers, and cameras. Bluetooth technology is used to create Personal Area Networks

(PANs) between devices in short-range of each other.

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HE

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IRELESS

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AND

B

LUETOOTH DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME

. T

O ENABLE OR DISABLE EITHER ONE OF THE

DEVICES INDIVIDUALLY

,

PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS

:

1

Slide the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch to On position.

2

Go to Start >

All Programs

>

Bluetoot

h.

3

Click on

Options

under the Bluetooth menu and click on the

Bluetooth Radio Power

button.

4

Click [OK].

Where to Find Information About Bluetooth

The Bluetooth module contains a robust Help user’s guide to assist you in learning about operation of the

Bluetooth device.

To access the Help file, click [Start] > All Programs, and click on Bluetooth, then select User’s Guide.

For additional information about Bluetooth Technology, visit the Bluetooth Web site at: www.bluetooth.com.

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FCC Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

The Bluetooth antenna is located on the front edge of the right palm rest and is exempt from minimum distance criteria due to its low power.

The transmitters in this device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Canadian Notice

To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.

Warranty

Users are not authorized to modify this product. Any modifications invalidate the warranty.

This equipment may not be modified, altered, or changed in any way without signed written permission from Fujitsu. Unauthorized modification will void the equipment authorization from the FCC and

Industry Canada and the warranty.

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Using a WUSB Device

The Integrated Certified Wireless USB (WUSB) module is an optional device available for Fujitsu mobile computers.

What is Certified Wireless USB?

Certified Wireless USB, is a short range, high bandwidth RF communication protocol that is capable of sending 480 Mbps at distances up to 3 meters (approximately 10 feet) and 110 Mbps at up to 10 meters

(approximately 33 feet). WUSB is designed to operate in the 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz RF band in the United

States.

WUSB is not a networking technology; instead it uses the same hub and spoke model used by traditional wired USB. This architecture is one in which a single host, otherwise known as a hub, manages up to 127 end devices.

Using Certified Wireless USB

Typically, the WUSB hub must first be attached to the computer for association before the WUSB hub will be recognized by the WUSB module. Please refer to your WUSB hub manual for detailed installation instructions.

The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/WUSB On/Off Switch will power off all of the aforementioned devices simultaneously. To enable or disable any of the devices individually, perform the following steps:

1

Slide the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/WUSB ON/OFF switch to the ON position

(See figure 46 on page 155 for location)

.

2

In the Control Panel, click the button associated with Bluetooth and/or Wireless LAN Status to enable or disable the individual devices.

3

Click [OK].

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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device

Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device

Your system may have an optional fingerprint sensor device below the Touchpad, between the left and right buttons. This also serves as a scroll sensor.

Fingerprint Sensor Device

Figure 47. Fingerprint sensor

A

LTHOUGH THE SYSTEM MAY HAVE A FINGERPRINT SENSOR IN PLACE OF A SCROLL BUTTON

,

THE

FINGERPRINT SENSOR CAN BE USED FOR SCROLLING

. S

IMPLY MOVE YOUR FINGERPRINT OVER THE

SENSOR THE SAME AS YOU WOULD USE A SCROLL BUTTON

.

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With a fingerprint sensor, you can avoid having to enter a username and password every time you want to:

Log onto Windows

Resume from sleep mode

Cancel a password-protected screen saver

Log into web sites that require a username and password

After you have “enrolled” - or registered - your fingerprint, you can simply swipe your fingertip over the sensor for the system recognize you.

The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which provides password management capabilities to

Microsoft Windows operating systems. OmniPass enables you to use a "master password" for all

Windows, applications, and on-line passwords.

OmniPass requires users to authenticate themselves using the fingerprint sensor before granting access to the Windows desktop. This device results in a secure authentication system for restricting access to your computer, applications, web sites, and other password-protected resources.

OmniPass presents a convenient graphical user interface, through which you can securely manage passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.

Getting Started

This section guides you through the preparation of your system for the OmniPass fingerprint recognition application. You will be led through the OmniPass installation process. You will also be led through the procedure of enrolling your first user into OmniPass.

Installing OmniPass

If OmniPass has already been installed on your system, skip this section and go directly to “User

Enrollment” on page 168. You can determine whether OmniPass has already been installed by checking

to see if the following are present:

The gold key-shaped OmniPass icon in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen.

The Softex program group in the

Programs

group of the

Start

menu

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System Requirements

The OmniPass application requires space on your hard drive; it also requires specific Operating Systems

(OS’s). The minimum requirements are as follows a Windows Vista operating system and at least 35 MB available hard disk space

Installing the OmniPass Application

If OmniPass is already installed on your system, go to “User Enrollment” on page 168

.

Otherwise continue with this section on software installation.

F

OR INSTALLATION

, O

MNI

P

ASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER INSTALLING

O

MNI

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ASS HAVE

ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM

. I

F YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE

ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES

,

LOG OUT AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE

PROCEEDING WITH

O

MNI

P

ASS INSTALLATION

.

To install OmniPass on your system you must:

1

Insert the installation media for the OmniPass application into the appropriate drive. If you are installing from

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, you must find and launch the OmniPass installation program (setup.exe) from the media.

2

Follow the directions provided in the OmniPass installation program. Specify a location to which you would like

OmniPass installed

.

It is recommended that you NOT install OmniPass in the root directory (e.g. C:\).

3

Once OmniPass has completed installation you will be prompted to restart you system. Once your system has rebooted you will be able to use OmniPass. If you choose not to restart immediately after installation, OmniPass will not be available for use until the next reboot.

4

The installation program automatically places an icon (Softex OmniPass) in the Windows Control Panel as well as a golden key shaped icon in the taskbar.

Verifying Information about OmniPass

After you have completed installing OmniPass and restarted your system, you may wish to check the version of OmniPass on your system.

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To check the version information of OmniPass:

1

From the Windows Desktop, double-click the key-shaped OmniPass icon in the taskbar (usually located in the lower right corner of the screen), or,

Click the Start button, select Settings, and click Control Panel. Double-click Softex OmniPass in the Control

Panel, and the OmniPass Control Center will appear. If it does not appear, then the program is not properly installed, or,

Click the Start button, select Programs, and from the submenu select the Softex program group, from that submenu click OmniPass Control Center.

2

Select the About tab at the top of the OmniPass Control Panel. The About tab window appears with version information about OmniPass.

Uninstalling OmniPass

F

OR UNINSTALLATION

, O

MNI

P

ASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER UNINSTALLING

O

MNI

P

ASS HAVE

ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM

. I

F YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE

ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES

,

LOG OUT AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE

PROCEEDING WITH

O

MNI

P

ASS UNINSTALLATION

.

To remove the OmniPass application from your system:

1

Click Start on the Windows taskbar. Select Settings, and then Control Panel.

2

Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

3

Select OmniPass, and then click Change/Remove.

4

Follow the directions to uninstall the OmniPass application.

5

Once OmniPass has finished uninstalling, reboot your system when prompted.

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User Enrollment

Before you can use any OmniPass features you must first enroll a user into OmniPass.

Master Password Concept

Computer resources are often password-protected. Whether you are logging into your computer, accessing your email, e-banking, paying bills online, or accessing network resources, you often have to supply credentials to gain access. This can result in dozens of sets of credentials that you have to remember.

During user enrollment a "master password” is created for the enrolled user. This master password

“replaces” all other passwords for sites you register with OmniPass.

Example:

A user, John, installs OmniPass on his system (his home computer) and enrolls an OmniPass user with username “John_01” and password “freq14”. He then goes to his webmail site to log onto his account. He inputs his webmail credentials as usual (username “John_02” and password “lifebook”), but instead of clicking [Submit], he directs OmniPass to

Remember Password

. Now whenever he returns to that site, OmniPass will prompt him to supply access credentials.

John enters his OmniPass credentials (“John_01” and “freq14”) in the OmniPass authentication prompt, and he is allowed into his webmail account. He can do this with as many web sites or password protected resources he likes, and he will gain access to all those sites with his OmniPass user credentials (“John_01” and “freq14”). This is assuming he is accessing those sites with the system onto which he enrolled his

OmniPass user. OmniPass does not actually change the credentials of the password protected resource. If

John were to go to another computer without he OmniPass account to access his webmail, he would need to enter his original webmail credentials (“John_02” and “lifebook”) to gain access. If he attempts his

OmniPass user credentials on a system other than a system he’s enrolled on, he will not gain access.

T

HE ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE ASSUMES YOU HAVE NO HARDWARE AUTHENTICATION DEVICES OR

ALTERNATE STORAGE LOCATIONS THAT YOU WISH TO INTEGRATE WITH

O

MNI

P

ASS

. I

F YOU DESIRE

SUCH FUNCTIONALITY

,

CONSULT THE APPROPRIATE SECTIONS OF THIS DOCUMENT

.

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Basic Enrollment

The Enrollment Wizard will guide you through the process of enrolling a user. Unless you specified otherwise, after OmniPass installation the Enrollment Wizard will launch on Windows login. If you do not see the Enrollment Wizard, you can bring it up by clicking

Start

on the Windows taskbar; select

Programs

; select

Softex

; click

OmniPass Enrollment Wizard

.

1

Click Enroll to proceed to username and password verification. By default, the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard enters the credentials of the currently logged in Windows user.

2

Enter your Windows log-in password. This will become the “master password” for this OmniPass user. In most cases, the Domain: value will be your Windows computer name. In corporate environments, or when accessing corporate resources, the Domain: may not be your Windows computer name. Click [Next] to continue.

3

In this step OmniPass captures your fingerprint. Refer to “Enrolling a Fingerprint” on page 169 for additional

information.

4

Next, choose how OmniPass notifies you of various events. We recommend you keep Taskbar Tips on

Beginner mode taskbar tips and Audio Tips on at least Prompt with system beeps only until you get accustomed to how OmniPass operates. Click [Next] to proceed with user enrollment. You will then see a

Congratulations screen indicating your completion of user enrollment.

5

Click [Done] to exit the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. You will be asked if you’d like to log in to OmniPass with your newly enrolled user; click [Yes].

Enrolling a Fingerprint

Enrolling a fingerprint increases the security of your system and streamlines the authentication procedure.

You enroll fingerprints in the OmniPass Control Center. With an OmniPass user logged in, double-click the system tray OmniPass icon. Select

User Settings

tab and click

Enrollment

under

User Settings

area.

Click

Enroll Authentication Device

and authenticate at authentication prompt to start device enrollment.

1

During initial user enrollment, you are prompted to select the finger you wish to enroll. Fingers that have already been enrolled will be marked by a green check. The finger you select to enroll at this time will be marked by a red arrow. OmniPass will allow you re-enroll a finger. If you choose a finger that was already enrolled and continue enrollment, OmniPass will enroll the fingerprint, overwriting the old fingerprint. Select a finger to enroll and click [Next].

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2

It is now time for OmniPass to capture your selected fingerprint. It may take a several capture attempts before

OmniPass acquires your fingerprint. Should OmniPass fail to acquire your fingerprint, or if the capture screen times out, click [Back] to restart the fingerprint enrollment process.

Your system has a “swipe” fingerprint sensor. A swipe sensor is small and resembles a skinny elongated rectangle. To capture a fingerprint, gently swipe or pull your fingertip over the sensor (starting at the second knuckle) towards yourself. Swiping too fast or too slow will result in a failed capture. The Choose Finger screen has a [Practice] button; click it to practice capturing your fingerprint. When you are comfortable with how your fingerprint is captured, proceed to enroll a finger.

3

Once OmniPass has successfully acquired the fingerprint, the Verify Fingerprint screen will automatically appear. To verify your enrolled fingerprint, place your fingertip on the sensor and swipe it as if you were having a fingerprint captured. Successful fingerprint verification will show a green fingerprint in the capture window and the text Verification Successful under the capture window. OmniPass will then suggest you register a second fingerprint; follow the same steps to do so.

Using OmniPass

You are now ready to begin using OmniPass. Used regularly, OmniPass will streamline your authentications.

Password Replacement

You will often use the password replacement function. When you go to a restricted access website (e.g., your bank, your web-based email, online auction or payment sites), you are always prompted to enter your login credentials. OmniPass can detect these prompts and you can teach OmniPass your login credentials.

The next time you go to that website, you can authenticate with your fingerprint to gain access.

OmniPass Authentication Toolbar

After installing OmniPass and restarting, you will notice a dialog you have not seen before at Windows

Logon. This is the OmniPass Authentication Toolbar, and it is displayed whenever the OmniPass authentication system is invoked. The OmniPass authentication system may be invoked frequently: during

Windows Logon, during OmniPass Logon, when unlocking your workstation, when resuming from sleep

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or hibernate, when unlocking a password-enabled screensaver, during password replacement for remembered site or application logins, and more. When you see this toolbar, OmniPass is prompting you to authenticate.

The

Logon Authentication

window indicates what OmniPass-restricted function you are attempting. The icons in the lower left (fingerprint and key) show what authentication methods are available to you.

Selected authentication methods are highlighted while unselected methods are not. When you click the icon for an unselected authentication method, the authentication prompt associated with that method is displayed.

When prompted to authenticate, you must supply the appropriate credentials: an enrolled finger for the fingerprint capture window or your master password for the master password prompt (the key icon).

Remembering a Password

OmniPass can remember any application, GUI, or password protected resource that has a password prompt.

Using the following procedure, you can store a set of credentials into OmniPass. These credentials will then be linked to your “master password” or fingerprint.

Go to a site that requires a login (username and password), but

do not log in yet.

At the site login prompt, enter your username and password in the prompted fields, but

do not enter the site

(do not hit [Enter],

[Submit], [OK], or Login). Right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and select

Remember Password

from the submenu. The Windows arrow cursor will change to a golden key OmniPass cursor. Click the

OmniPass cursor in the login prompt area, but don’t click [Login] or [Submit].

Associating a Friendly Name

After clicking the OmniPass key cursor near the login prompt, OmniPass will prompt you to enter a

“friendly name” for this site. You should enter something that reminds you of the website, the company, or the service you are logging into. In its secure database, OmniPass associates this friendly name with this website.

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Additional Settings for Remembering a Site

When OmniPass prompts you to enter a “friendly name” you have the opportunity to set how OmniPass authenticates you to this site. There are three settings for how OmniPass handles a remembered site.

The default setting is

Automatically click the “OK” or “Submit” button for this password protected site once the user is authenticated

. With this setting, each time you navigate to this site OmniPass will prompt you for your master password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated with OmniPass, you will automatically be logged into the site.

Less secure is the option to

Automatically enter this password protected site when it is activated. Do not prompt for authentication

. Check the upper box to get this setting, and each time you navigate to this site OmniPass will log you into the site without prompting you to authenticate

.

T

HIS SETTING IS MORE CONVENIENT IN THAT WHENEVER YOU GO TO A SITE REMEMBERED WITH THIS

SETTING

,

YOU WILL BYPASS ANY AUTHENTICATION PROCEDURE AND GAIN INSTANT ACCESS TO THE

SITE

. B

UT SHOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR SYSTEM UNATTENDED WITH YOUR

O

MNI

P

ASS USER LOGGED IN

,

ANYONE USING YOUR SYSTEM CAN BROWSE TO YOUR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITES AND GAIN

AUTOMATIC ACCESS

.

If you uncheck both boxes in

Settings for this Password Site,

OmniPass will prompt you for your master password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated with OmniPass your credentials will be filled in to the site login prompt, but you will have to click the website [OK], [Submit], or [Login] button to gain access to the site.

Click

Finish

to complete the remember password procedure. The site location, the credentials to access the site, and the OmniPass authentication settings for the site are now stored in the OmniPass secure database. The OmniPass authentication settings (

Settings for this Password Site

) can always be changed in

Vault Management

.

Logging in to a Remembered Site

Whether or not OmniPass prompts you to authenticate when you return to a remembered site is determined by

Settings for this Password Site

and can be changed in

Vault Management

.

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The following cases are applicable to using OmniPass to login to: Windows, remembered web sites, and all other password protected resources.

With Master Password

Once you return to a site you have remembered with OmniPass, you may be presented with a master password prompt. Enter your master password and you will be allowed into the site.

Logging into Windows with a Fingerprint Device

When logging into Windows with a fingerprint device, the fingerprint capture window will now appear next to the Windows Login screen. Place your enrolled fingertip on the sensor to authenticate. You will be simultaneously logged into Windows and OmniPass. The capture window will also appear if you have used

Ctrl-Alt-Del

to lock a system, and the fingerprint device can be used to log back in as stated above.

I

F A MACHINE IS LOCKED AND

O

MNI

P

ASS DETECTS A DIFFERENT USER LOGGING BACK IN WITH A

FINGERPRINT

,

THE FIRST USER WILL BE LOGGED OUT AND THE SECOND USER LOGGED IN

.

Password Management

OmniPass provides an interface that lets you manage your passwords. To access this GUI, double-click the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click

Vault Management

; you will be prompted to authenticate.

Once you gain access to

Vault Management

, click

Manage Passwords

under

Vault Settings

. You will see the

Manage Passwords

interface, with a list of friendly names.

You can view the credentials stored for any remembered website by highlighting the desired resource under

Password Protected Dialog

and clicking

Unmask Values

. Should a password be reset, or an account expire, you can remove stored credentials from OmniPass. Highlight the desired resource under

Password Protected Dialog

and click

Delete Page

. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion.

The two check boxes in

Manage Passwords

govern whether OmniPass prompts you to authenticate or directly logs you into the remembered site.

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OmniPass will overwrite an old set of credentials for a website if you attempt to use

Remember

Password

on an already remembered site.

The exception to the above rule is when resetting the Windows password. If your password is reset in

Windows, the next time you login to Windows, OmniPass will detect the password change and prompt you to “Update” or “Reconfirm” the password with OmniPass. Enter your new Windows password in the prompt and click

OK

. Your OmniPass "master password" will still be your Windows password.

OmniPass User Identities

Identities allow OmniPass users to have multiple accounts to the same site (e.g.,

[email protected]

and

[email protected]

). If OmniPass did not provide you identities, you would be limited to remembering one account per site.

To create and manage identities, double-click the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click

Vault

Management

; OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Once you gain access to

Vault Management

, click

Manage Identities

under

Vault Settings

. You can only manage the identities of the currently logged in OmniPass user

To add a new identity, click

New Identity

or double-click

Click here to add a new identity

. Name the new identity and click [OK], then click [Apply]. You can now switch to the new identity and start remembering passwords.

To delete an identity, highlight the identity you want to delete and click [Delete Identity], then click

[Apply]

.

W

HEN YOU DELETE AN IDENTITY

,

ALL OF ITS ASSOCIATED REMEMBERED SITES AND PASSWORD

PROTECTED DIALOGS ARE LOST

.

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To set the default identity, highlight the identity you want as default and click [Set as Default]; click

[Apply] to ensure the settings are saved. If you log in to OmniPass with a fingerprint device, you will automatically be logged in to the default identity for that OmniPass user. You can choose the identity with which you are logging in if you login using "master password".

Choosing User Identity during Login

To choose your identity during login, type your username in the

User Name:

field. Press [Tab] and see that the

Domain:

field self-populates. Click the

Password:

field to bring the cursor to it, and you will see the pull-down menu in the

Identity:

field. Select the identity to login as, then click

OK

.

Switch User Identity

To switch identities at any time, right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and click

Switch User Identity

from the submenu. The

Switch Identity

dialog will appear. Select the desired identity and then click

OK

.

Identities and Password Management

On the

Manage Passwords

interface of the

Vault Management

tab of the OmniPass Control Center, there is a pull-down selection box labeled,

Identity

. This field lets you choose which identity you are managing passwords for. When you select an identity here, only those password protected dialogs that are

associated with that identity are shown. You can perform all the functions explained in “Password

Management” on page 173.

Configuring OmniPass

This section gives an overview of both the Export/Import function and the OmniPass Control Center.

Exporting and Importing Users

Y

OU CANNOT IMPORT A USER INTO

O

MNI

P

ASS IF THERE ALREADY IS A USER WITH THE SAME NAME

ENROLLED IN

O

MNI

P

ASS

.

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Using OmniPass Control Center, you can export and import users in and out of OmniPass. The export process backs up all remembered sites, credentials, and enrolled fingerprints for an OmniPass user. All

OmniPass data for a user is backed up to a single encrypted database file. During the import process, the

Windows login of the exported user is required. If the proper credentials cannot be supplied, the user profile will not be imported

.

Y

OU SHOULD PERIODICALLY EXPORT YOUR USER PROFILE AND STORE IT IN A SAFE PLACE

. I

F

ANYTHING HAPPENS TO YOUR SYSTEM

,

YOU CAN IMPORT YOUR

O

MNI

P

ASS PROFILE TO A NEW

SYSTEM AND HAVE ALL YOUR REMEMBERED SETTINGS AND FINGERPRINTS INSTANTLY

.

Y

OU DON

'

T FORGET THE

W

INDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS WHEN EXPORTING

. W

HEN YOU EXAMINE

THE IMPORTATION

,

YOU ARE PROMPTED FOR AUTHENTICATION

. T

HE CREDENTIALS THAT WILL

ALLOW A USER PROFILE TO BE IMPORTED ARE THE

W

INDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS OF THE

EXPORTED USER

. T

HEY ARE THE CREDENTIALS THAT HAD TO BE SUBMITTED WHEN THE USER

PROFILE WAS EXPORTED

. Y

OU WILL NEED

U

SER

N

AME

, P

ASSWORD

,

AND

D

OMAIN

.

Exporting an OmniPass User Profile

To export a user, open the OmniPass Control Center, and click

Import/Export User

under

Manage

Users

.

Click

Exports an OmniPass user profile

. OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Upon successfully authentication, you must name the OmniPass user profile and decide where to save it. An .opi file is generated, and you should store a copy of it in a safe place.

This .opi file contains all your user specific OmniPass data, and it is both encrypted and password protected. This user profile does NOT contain any of your encrypted data files.

Importing an OmniPass User Profile

To import an OmniPass user open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under

Manage Users. Click Imports a new user into OmniPass and then select OmniPass Import/Export File

(*.opi) and click Next. OmniPass will then prompt you to browse for the file you had previously exported

(.opi file). When you select the .opi file for importation, OmniPass will prompt you for authentication.

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The credentials that will allow a user profile to be imported are the Windows login credentials of the exported user. They are the credentials that had to be submitted when the user profile was exported. You will need User Name, Password, and Domain. If you don’t remember the value for Domain, in a PC or

SOHO environment Domain should be your computer name. OmniPass will notify you if the user was successfully imported.

Things to Know Regarding Import/Export

Assume you export a local Windows User profile from OmniPass. You want to import that profile to another machine that has OmniPass. Before you can import the profile, a Windows user with the same login credentials must be created on the machine importing the profile.

Example:

I have a Windows user with the username “Tom” and the password “Sunshine” on my system. I have enrolled Tom into OmniPass and remembered passwords. I want to take all my passwords to new system. I export Tom’s OmniPass user profile. I go to my new system and using the Control Panel I create a user with the username "Tom" and the password "Sunshine". I can now successfully import the OmniPass user data to the new system.

If you export an OmniPass-only user, you can import that user to any computer running OmniPass, provided that a user with that name is not already enrolled in OmniPass.

If you attempt to import a user profile who has the same name as a user already enrolled in

OmniPass, the OmniPass import function will fail.

OmniPass Control Center

This section will serve to explain functions within the OmniPass Control Center that weren’t explained earlier.

You can access the OmniPass Control Center any of three ways:

Double-click the golden OmniPass key shaped icon in the Windows taskbar (typically in the lowerright corner of the desktop)

Click the

Start

button; select the

Programs

group; select the

Softex

program group; and click the

OmniPass Control Center

selection.

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Open the Windows

Control Panel

(accessible via

Start

button ->

Settings

->

Control Panel

) and double-click the

Softex OmniPass

icon.

User Management

The User Management tab has two major interfaces:

Add/Remove User

and

Import/Export User

.

Import/Export User functionality is documented in “Exporting and Importing Users” on page 175.

Add/Remove User functionality is straightforward.

If you click

Adds a new user to OmniPass

you will start the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. The

Enrollment Wizard is documented in “User Enrollment” on page 168.

If you click

Removes a user from OmniPass

, OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Authenticate with the credentials (or enrolled fingerprint) of the user you wish to remove. OmniPass will prompt you to confirm user removal. Click

OK

to complete user removal

.

R

EMOVING A USER WILL AUTOMATICALLY DESTROY ALL

O

MNI

P

ASS DATA ASSOCIATED WITH THAT USER

.

A

LL IDENTITIES AND CREDENTIALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USER WILL BE LOST

.

I

F YOU

RE SURE YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE USER

,

WE RECOMMEND YOU EXPORT THE USER PROFILE

.

User Settings

The User Settings tab has four interfaces:

Audio Settings

,

Taskbar Tips

, and

Enrollment

. User settings allow users to customize OmniPass to suit their individual preferences. Under

User Settings

(

Audio

Settings

and

Taskbar Tips

) you can set how OmniPass notifies the user of OmniPass events (e.g., successful login, access denied, etc.). The details of each setting under the

Audio Settings

and

Taskbar

Tips

interfaces are self-explanatory.

The

Enrollment

interface allows you to enroll fingerprints. For the procedure to enroll and authentication device refer to

Chapter 2.3

. To enroll additional fingerprints, click

Enroll Authentication Device

, and authenticate with OmniPass. Select the fingerprint recognition device in the

Select Authentication

Device

screen (it should already be marked by a green check if you have a finger enrolled) and click

Next

.

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System Settings

The OmniPass

Startup Options

interface can be found in the System Settings tab. With these options you can specify how your OmniPass Logon is tied to your Windows Logon.

The first option,

Automatically log on to OmniPass as the current user

, will do just as it says; during

Windows login, you will be logged on to OmniPass using your Windows login credentials. If the user logging into Windows was never enrolled into OmniPass, upon login no one will be logged on to

OmniPass. This setting is appropriate for an office setting or any setting where users must enter a username and password to log into a computer. This is the default setting.

With the second option,

Manually log on to OmniPass at startup

, OmniPass will prompt you to login once you have logged on to Windows.

With the third option,

Do not log on to OmniPass at startup

, OmniPass will not prompt for a user to be logged on.

You can manually log on to OmniPass by right-clicking the OmniPass taskbar icon and clicking

Log in

User

from the right-click menu.

Troubleshooting

You cannot use OmniPass to create Windows users. You must first create the Windows user, and you will need administrative privileges to do that. Once the Windows user is created, you can add that user to

OmniPass using the same username and password

Cannot add Windows users to OmniPass

If you experience difficulties adding a Windows user to OmniPass, you may need to adjust your local security settings. You can do this by going to

Start, Control Panel

,

Administrative Tools,

and

Local

Security Settings

. Expand

Local Policies

, expand

Security Options

, and double-click

Network

Access: Sharing and Security Model for Local Accounts

. The correct setting should be

Classic -

Local Users Authenticate as Themselves

.

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Cannot add a User with a Blank Password to OmniPass

If you experience difficulties adding a user with a blank password to OmniPass, you may need to adjust your local security settings. First attempt the procedure explained in the

Cannot add Windows user to

OmniPass

section. If the difficulties persist, then try the following procedure.

Click

Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools,

and

Local Security Settings

. Expand

Local

Policies

, expand

Security Options

, and double-click

Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only

. This setting should be set to Disabled.

Dialog appears after OmniPass authentication during Windows Logon

After installing OmniPass on your system, you can choose to logon to Windows using OmniPass. You authenticate with OmniPass (via master password, or an enrolled security device) and OmniPass logs you into Windows. You may, during this OmniPass authentication, see a

Login Error

dialog box.

This dialog box occurs when OmniPass was unable to log you into Windows with the credentials supplied (username and password). This could happen for any of the following reasons:

Your Windows password has changed

Your Windows account has been disabled

If you are having difficulties due to the first reason, you will need to update OmniPass with your changed Windows account password. Click

Update Password

and you will be prompted with a dialog to reconfirm your password.

Enter the new password to your Windows user account and click

OK

. If the error persists, then it is unlikely the problem is due to your Windows user account password changing.

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Index

A

About This Guide

1 ,

13

AC adapter

46

plug adapters

116

Anti-theft Lock Slot

25

Anti-theft lock slot

23 ,

25

Application Panel

41

Auto/Airline Adapter

46

B

Battery

60

alarm

62

bay

27

care

117

cold-swapping

63

conserving power

56

dead

97

faulty

97

increasing life

117

level indicator

29

lithium ion battery

60

low

62

problems

97

,

98

recharging

61

replacing

63

shorted

62

Standby mode

62

181

BIOS guide

52

setup utility

51

Bluetooth

Where to Find Information

161

Built-in Speakers

92

C

CapsLock

30

CD-ROM

92

,

93

Click Me!

54

Clicking

35

Cold-swapping

63

Color Lid installing

66

removing

66

Configuration Label

120

Controls and Connectors

17

Conventions Used in the Guide

13

Cursor

34

Cursor Keys

32

D

DC Output Cable

46

DC Power Jack

46

Device Ports

84

,

124

DIMM

81

Disk care

118

Display Panel

18

,

47

adjusting

47

brightness

47

closing

48

latch

18

opening

47

problems

99

,

100

Double-Clicking

35

Dragging

37

Drivers and Application Restore CD

107

Dust Filter

26

DVD drive problems

92

,

93

tray release

71

E

Emergency tray release

23

,

25

Error Messages

102

E-SATA Port

23

ExpressCard Eject Button

20

ExpressCard Slot

20

ExpressCards

74

installing

76

removing

77

External Floppy Disk Drive problems

93

External Monitor Port

22

,

86

External Video Port

25

F

FDU

55

,

109

,

129

Fingerprint Sensor Device

164

enrolling a fingerprint

169

getting started

165

installing OmniPass

165

logging into a remembered site

172

182

OmniPass authentication toolbar

170

password replacement

170

remembering a password

171

uninstalling OmniPass

167

user enrollment

168

using OmniPass

170

Flexible Bay

20

eject lever

21

Fujitsu Contact Information

14

Fujitsu Driver Update utility

55

,

109

,

129

Fujitsu LifeBook storing

113

,

115

traveling

116

Fujitsu Support Center

43

Function Key

F10

33

F3

33

F6

33

F7

33

F8

33

,

40

F9

33

,

40

FN

33

G

Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack

25

H

Hard Disk Drive access indicator

28

,

30

problems

94

HDMI Port

25

Headphone Jack

85

Hibernation Feature

58

disable/enable

58

I

IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Jack

25

K

Keyboard

18

,

31

cursor keys

32

function keys

32

numeric keypad

31

problems

94

windows keys

32

L

LAN (RJ-45) Jack

23

,

25

LifeBook Application Panel buttons

41

configuring

41

,

44

deactivating and activating

44

launching applications

41

,

44

LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button

19

Lithium ion Battery Bay

26

M

Media Player care

119

Control Panel

71

,

72

loading

68

removing

70

software

68

,

71

using

72

Memory capacity

83

compartment

27

,

82

installing

81

problems

95

removing

82

,

83

183 upgrade module

81

Memory Stick installing

80

removing

80

Memory Stick/SD Card Slot

23

Microphone Jack

19

,

86

Mouse problems

94

N

NumLk

30

O

Optical Drive

20

,

67

Optical Drive Release Button

20

P

PC Cards problems

95

removing

75

slot

20

,

21

Power

AC adapter

46

Auto/Airline adapter

46

failure

96

management

56

off

59

on

49

problems

98

sources

46

Power Management

56

Power On Self Test

49

,

102

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

18

,

56

Pre-Installed Software

127

Adobe Acrobat Reader

128

manuals

128

R

Registration

54

Restarting

58

Restoring Your Pre-installed Software

107

RJ-45

84

S

ScrLk

30

SD Card installing

80

removing

80

SDRAM

27

,

81

Secure Digital Card

80

Security Panel

41

Sleep Mode

56

Specifications

120

Audio

122

Chipset

121

Dimensions and Weight

126

Environmental Requirements

126

Keyboard

125

Memory

121

Microprocessor

121

Power

126

Video

121

Status Indicator Panel

18

,

28

Stereo Speakers

19

Support Button

19

,

43

T

Touchpad

34

buttons

34

controls

39

Touchpad Pointing Device

19

Troubleshooting

89

U

Universal Serial Bus Ports

84

Unpacking

16

USB

20

,

23

,

24

,

84

,

95

problems

95

USB 2.0 Ports

25

V

Volume control

40

W

Warranty

15

Windows keys

32

Application key

32

Start keys

32

Wireless LAN

Before Using the Wireless LAN

151

Specifications

159

Troubleshooting

157

Wireless LAN/UWB/Bluetooth On/Off Switch

22

184

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