Medion Notebook MIM2260 User manual

Medion Notebook MIM2260 User manual
Notes on This Manual
Keep these instructions with your computer at all times. The proper set up, use and care
can help extend the life of your computer. In the event that you transfer ownership of this
computer, please provide these instructions to the new owner.
This manual is divided into sections to help you find the information you require. Along with
the Table of Contents, an Index has been provided to help you locate information.
In addition, many application programs include extensive help functions. As a general rule,
you can access help functions by pressing F1 on the keyboard. These help functions are
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available to you when you use the Microsoft Windows operating system or the various
application programs.
This interactive manual is designed to provide additional information about your Notebook
as well as useful links accessible via the World Wide Web.
Windows Vista® offers you additional aids to learn about the new version of Windows and
your Notebook. You can find this information in the Welcome Center after booting up your
Notebook. We have listed further useful sources of information starting on page 62.
Document Your Notebook
It is important to document the details of your Notebook purchase in the event you need
warranty service. The serial number can be found on the back of the Notebook:
Serial Number
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Date of Purchase
......................................
Place of Purchase
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Audience
These instructions are intended for both the novice and advanced user. Regardless of the
possible professional utilization, this Notebook is designed for day-to-day household use.
The functions and applications for use with this Notebook have been designed with the
entire family in mind.
Quality
We have selected the components in this computer for their high level of functionality, ease
of use, safety and reliability.
Through balanced hardware and software design we are able to provide you with an
innovative personal computer useful for applications relating to both work and leisure.
We are pleased to welcome you as our newest customer.
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Table of Contents:
Safety and Maintenance .........................................................................................1
Safety Instructions .............................................................................................3
Data Security .................................................................................................4
Set-Up Location.............................................................................................4
Ambient Temperature ....................................................................................4
Working in Comfort ........................................................................................5
Connecting ....................................................................................................6
Power supply ...........................................................................................6
Cabling.....................................................................................................7
Information about the regulatory compliance according to R&TTE................8
Modem...........................................................................................................8
Touch Pad .....................................................................................................8
Battery Operation ..........................................................................................9
Views & Handling..................................................................................................11
Included with Your Notebook ...........................................................................13
Views ...............................................................................................................14
Open Notebook ...........................................................................................14
Front View ...................................................................................................15
Left Side ......................................................................................................15
Right Side ....................................................................................................15
Rear Side.....................................................................................................16
Device Indicators .........................................................................................17
.........................................................................................................17
Getting Started.................................................................................................18
How to start: ................................................................................................18
Step 1.....................................................................................................18
Step 2.....................................................................................................20
Step 3.....................................................................................................20
Short description of the Windows® Desktop...........................................21
Main Components.................................................................................................23
Power Supply...................................................................................................25
On/Off Button...............................................................................................25
Power Adapter .............................................................................................26
Battery Operation ........................................................................................27
Inserting the Battery ...............................................................................27
Removing the Battery.............................................................................27
Charging the Battery ..............................................................................28
Discharging the battery ..........................................................................28
Battery Performance ..............................................................................29
Power Management.....................................................................................30
Sleep Mode (
Ö
) ......................................................................30
Hibernate Mode (
Ö ).....................................................................30
Using the Power Saving Quick Button ...................................................31
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Display .............................................................................................................32
Opening and Closing the Display ................................................................32
Screen Resolution .......................................................................................32
Connecting an External Monitor ..................................................................33
Duplicating the Desktop .........................................................................34
Extending the Desktop ...........................................................................34
Sound Output For HDMI Video ..............................................................35
Data Entry........................................................................................................36
The Keyboard ..............................................................................................36
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations ....................................................36
Touch Pad ...................................................................................................37
The Hard drive .................................................................................................38
Important Directories ...................................................................................39
The Optical Drive .............................................................................................40
Loading a Disc .............................................................................................40
Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc...................................................42
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs .............................................42
Regional Playback Information for DVD ......................................................43
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter ................................................43
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs ...............................................................43
The Sound Card ..............................................................................................44
External Audio Ports ....................................................................................45
Modem (optional) .............................................................................................47
Modem Port .................................................................................................47
The Network ....................................................................................................48
What is a network? ......................................................................................48
Ethernet-Network ...................................................................................48
Wireless LAN .........................................................................................49
Troubleshooting within the Network .......................................................50
The Multimedia Card Reader...........................................................................51
Inserting Memory Cards ..............................................................................51
Removing Memory Cards ............................................................................51
Express Card ...................................................................................................52
Installing Express Card................................................................................52
Removing Express Card..............................................................................52
Webcam (optional)...........................................................................................53
Example of the use of Windows Messenger................................................53
The TV Tuner Card & the Remote Control (optional).......................................55
The Remote Control ....................................................................................55
Inserting batteries ..................................................................................55
Installing the remote control receiver .....................................................55
Button layout ..........................................................................................56
Changing the transmission/reception channels......................................57
Operation.....................................................................................................58
Inserting the TV card..............................................................................58
Removing the TV card ...........................................................................58
Connecting the aerial .............................................................................58
Watch TV ...............................................................................................59
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port ......................................................................60
Securing the Notebook ....................................................................................61
Startup Password ........................................................................................61
Using a safety lock ......................................................................................61
Software...........................................................................................................62
Getting to Know Windows Vista® .................................................................62
Windows Vista® – Quickstartguide .........................................................62
Windows Vista® – Help and Support ......................................................62
Windows Vista® – Welcome Center .......................................................63
Windows Vista® – User Account Control................................................64
Software Installation ....................................................................................65
Uninstall Software ..................................................................................66
Windows Activation......................................................................................67
Product activation on your Notebook .....................................................67
The BIOS Set-up-Program ..........................................................................68
Running the BIOS Set-up.......................................................................68
First Aid .................................................................................................................69
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................71
Data and System Security ...............................................................................72
Data Security ...............................................................................................72
Maintenance Programs................................................................................72
Password Reset Disk...................................................................................72
Windows® Update........................................................................................73
Windows Update Information for Data Security .....................................74
System Restore ...............................................................................................75
Correction ....................................................................................................75
System Restore powered by Symantec.......................................................76
Limits of the Recovery............................................................................76
Performing the State of Delivery ............................................................76
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................77
Localize the Cause ......................................................................................77
Check Cables and Connections.............................................................77
Errors And Possible Causes ..................................................................78
Additional Support .......................................................................................78
Driver Support .............................................................................................79
Maintenance ....................................................................................................80
Care of the TFT Display...............................................................................80
Transporting the Notebook ..........................................................................81
Recycling and Disposal ...............................................................................82
Batteries and Proper Treatment.............................................................82
Upgrades and Repairs.................................................................................84
Notes for Service Engineers ..................................................................84
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Appendix ...............................................................................................................85
Standards ........................................................................................................87
Electromagnetic Compatibility .....................................................................87
ISO 13406-2 Class II ...................................................................................87
FCC Compliance Statement ........................................................................89
Restricted Warranty .........................................................................................90
I. General Conditions of Warranty ...............................................................90
1. General ..............................................................................................90
2. Scope.................................................................................................92
3. Exclusion from warranty.....................................................................93
4. Service Hotline...................................................................................93
II. Special warranty conditions for MEDION PC, notebook,
pocket PC (PDA) and navigation devices (PNA) .........................................94
III. Special warranty conditions for repair on site or replacement on site .....95
Index ................................................................................................................96
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Safety
Chapter 1
Components
Safety Instructions .............................................................. 3
Data Security ....................................................................... 4
Set-up Location ................................................................... 4
Ambient Temperature ........................................................ 4
Working in Comfort ............................................................. 5
Connecting .......................................................................... 6
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE ............................................................ 8
Modem (optional)................................................................. 8
Touch Pad ........................................................................... 8
Battery Operation ................................................................ 9
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Safety and Maintenance
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Safety and Maintenance
Safety
Safety Instructions
Do not allow small children to play unattended with electrical equipment. Children
are incapable of judging potential risks properly.
•
Keep the packing materials, such as foil away from children. The danger of
suffocation could arise in the case of misuse.
•
Do not open the case of the notebook, the battery or the power adaptor. When the
case is open there is a danger of severe electric shock.
•
CD-ROM-/CDRW-/DVD-drives are Laser Class 1 devices. These lasers must
remain in their sealed casing. DO NOT remove the drive covers, as exposure to the
lasers may be harmful.
•
Do not insert objects through the slots and openings of the notebook. This may lead
to electric shock, electrical short-circuit or fire that will damage your notebook.
•
Slots and openings in the notebook serve to ventilate it. Do not cover up these
openings, because the notebook could overheat.
•
The notebook is not intended to be operated in a heavy industry company.
Operation under extreme environmental conditions can result in damage to your
notebook.
•
Do not operate the notebook during a thunderstorm, in order to avoid damage
through lightning strike.
•
Never place objects on top of the notebook that would exert any pressure on the
display. There is a danger that even slight pressure may break the TFT display.
•
There is a risk of injury if the TFT display breaks. Use protective gloves to pack up
the broken pieces and contact customer service to arrange for proper disposal. It is
important to thoroughly wash your hands after handling a broken TFT display. There
is a chance that chemicals may have been released.
•
Do not forcibly open the notebook.
•
In order to avoid damage to the display, do not touch it with your fingers or sharp
objects.
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•
Handling
Please follow the instructions in this section for the safe operation of your notebook:
•
… if the power cord or the connectors attached to it are burnt or damaged. Replace
the defective power cord with an original power cord. Under no circumstances may
a defective power cord be repaired.
•
... if the housing of the Notebook is damaged or fluids have leaked into it. Have the
Notebook checked by customer service first, because the Notebook may not be
safely operated otherwise and there may be a life-threatening risk of electrocution!
Safety Instructions
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• Never lift the notebook by the TFT Display; doing so could break the hinges.
Switch off your Notebook immediately or do not switch it on at all and contact customer
service …
Data Security
Attention!
Every time you update your data make back-up copies on an external
storage medium. The supplier does not assume liability for data loss or
damage to data storage units, and no claims can be accepted for damages
resulting from the loss of data or consequential losses.
Set-Up Location
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Keep your notebook and all connected peripherals away from moisture, dust, heat
and direct sunlight. Failure to do so can lead to Notebook malfunction or damage.
•
It is highly recommended you do not use the notebook outdoors.
•
Operate the notebook and all peripherals on a stable, balanced and vibration-free
surface.
•
Do not leave the base of your notebook on your lap or any part of your body for a
long period of time. The notebook can become very warm while it is turned on or
charging and can cause discomfort or injury from heat exposure.
•
In the first hours of operation, new devices may emit a typical, unavoidable but
completely harmless smell, which will decline increasingly in the course of time. We
recommend you to ventilate the room regularly, in order to counteract the formation
of the smell. During the development of this product, we have made sure that the
applicable limits are clearly fallen below.
Ambient Temperature
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•
The notebook is most reliably operated at an ambient temperature between +41° (5°
C) and +104° F (40° C) and at a relative humidity between 20% and 70% (without
condensation).
•
When powered off, the notebook can be stored at temperatures between 32° and
140° F (0° and 60° C).
•
Unplug the cable during thunderstorms and make especially sure to remove the
antenna cables, if present. We recommend the use of a surge protector for
additional safety, in order to protect your notebook from being damaged by power
peaks or lightning strikes through the power network.
•
Wait until the notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before turning it on
or connecting it to the power adapter. Drastic variations in temperature and humidity
can create condensation within the Notebook and may cause it to short-circuit.
•
For transporting the notebook keep the original packing.
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Handling
Safety
Working in Comfort
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Arms – Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows close to your sides, with
forearms and hands approximately parallel to the floor.
•
Wrists – Your wrists should be as straight as possible while using the keyboard,
mouse or trackball. They should not be bent sideways, or more than 10 degrees up
or down.
•
Legs – Your thighs should be horizontal or angled slightly downward. Your lower
legs should be near a right angle to your thighs. Your feet should rest flat on the
floor. If necessary, use a footrest, but double check that you have your seat height
adjusted correctly before getting a footrest.
•
Head – Your head should be upright or tilted slightly forward. Avoid working with
your head or trunk twisted.
•
Overall – Change your position frequently and take regular breaks to avoid fatigue.
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Back – While sitting at your work surface, make sure your back is supported by the
chair’s backrest in erect position or angled slightly backwards.
Appendix
•
Components
Sitting in one position for long periods can be uncomfortable. To minimize the potential for
physical discomfort or injury, it’s important that you maintain proper posture.
Safety Instructions
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Connecting
Pay attention to the following information, in order to connect your notebook correctly:
Power supply
6
•
Do not open the power adapter housing. When the housing is open there is a
danger of severe electric shock. It contains no user-serviceable parts.
•
The electric outlet must be in the vicinity of the notebook and within reach of the
power adapter cables.
•
To disconnect your notebook from the power source, or set the notebook to battery
operation, remove the power cord from the notebook’s power socket.
•
Only use the notebook with a power adaptor operating at AC 110-240V~/50-60 Hz.
For details on power consumption, please refer to the rating plate on the rear of your
notebook. If you are unsure of the type of power supply available at the point of use,
ask your local power company.
•
Use only the supplied power cord and power adapter.
•
If using an extension cord, make certain that it meets your local safety requirements.
If in doubt, consult an electrician.
•
To provide additional protection against electric shock, power surges, lightning
strikes, or other electrical damage to your notebook, we recommend the use of a
surge protector.
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Firstly remove the plug, and then the connector of the notebook, from the power
source, if you want to detach the network adapter from the mains power supply. A
reverse sequence could damage the network adapter or the notebook. Always hold
the connector firmly when removing it. Never pull on the power cord.
Safety and Maintenance
Arrange cables so no one can walk on or trip over them.
•
Do not place objects on any of the cables.
•
To avoid damage to your Notebook, connect your peripherals (e.g., keyboard,
mouse and monitor) whilst your notebook is powered off. Some devices can be
connected whilst your notebook is in use. These devices usually have a USB
connector. Please follow the appropriate instructions for each device.
•
Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three feet) away from high
frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions, loudspeaker
cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid malfunctions and/or loss of data.
•
Please note that only shielded cables shorter than
3 metres (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB, IEEE 1394, audio, video
and network interfaces with this notebook. Please use only doubly screened cables
in the case of printer cables.
•
Do not replace the cables supplied. Only use the cable supplied with the notebook,
since that cable will have been tested extensively in our laboratory.
•
Also only use the connection cables supplied with the devices to connect your
peripherals.
•
Make sure that all connecting cables are connected with the respective peripheral
devices, in order to avoid perturbing radiation. Remove any cables not needed.
•
The connection of devices is limited to equipment that complies with EN60950
“Safety of information technology equipment” or EN60065 “Audio, video and similar
electronic apparatus. Safety requirements”.
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•
Handling
Safety
Cabling
Safety Instructions
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Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE
The following remote equipment has been supplied with this notebook:
•
Wireless LAN
•
Remote Control (optional)
• Remote Control Receiver (optional)
In France this device may only be operated indoors due to the power of the built-in wireless
LAN solution (>100mW).
In all other EU-countries there are no restrictions at this moment. When deploying this
device in another country you are required to inform yourself about the applicable legal
regulations of the corresponding country.
The company declares herewith that these devices are in agreement with the fundamental
requirements and the other relevant terms of the 1999/5/EG Guideline. Complete
declarations of conformity are available under www.medion.com/conformity.
The optional modem meets the requirements of TBR21 (01/1998) and
EG201120/V1.1.1/01/98 regarding connection with an analogue telephone network.
Modem
•
If your system has a modem, please make sure you connect it to an analogue
telephone line only. Connecting to a digital PBX, a digital line designed for
broadband services or ISDN, a shared service line or a payphone will damage the
modem or the devices to which it is connected.
Touch Pad
•
8
Light pressure with the tip of your finger is all that is required to operate the touch
pad. Because the touch pad is electrostatic sensitive, objects cannot be used in
place of your fingers. Using a pen or other object can damage the touch pad or
cause the notebook to malfunction.
Safety and Maintenance
Safety
Battery Operation
To extend the life and power of your battery and guarantee secure operation, the
instructions below should be followed:
Never expose the battery to direct sunlight or heat for long periods.
•
Do not dispose of the battery by fire.
•
Disregarding these instructions will lead to damage and under some circumstances
may even cause the battery to explode.
•
Do not open the battery housing; it contains no user-serviceable parts.
•
Keep the battery away from electrically conductive materials, chemical substances
and cleaning agents.
•
Only use the originally supplied power adapter to charge the battery.
•
Ensure (through the display or the signalling sound of the notebook) that the battery
is completely discharged before recharging it.
•
Replace the battery only with the same type or an equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer.
•
Charge the battery only until the battery charging light goes out. Also, refer to the
instructions under “Charging the Battery” on page 28 for instructions on checking the
battery level.
•
Only change the battery when the unit is switched off.
•
Batteries are classified as special waste and should always be disposed of properly.
Contact Customer Service for more details.
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Safety Instructions
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Safety and Maintenance
Safety
Chapter 2
Components
Included with your notebook ............................................... 13
Open notebook ..................................................................... 14
Front view ............................................................................ 15
Left side ................................................................................ 15
Right side.............................................................................. 15
Rear side .............................................................................. 16
Power and status indicators.................................................. 17
Getting started ...................................................................... 18
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Included with Your Notebook
Notebook
•
Battery
•
Power adapter with connection cable
(Model: FSP1ADC21)
•
Application-/Support-Disc
•
OEM version of operating system
•
Documentation
Appendix
Aid
Components
•
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Please check that the contents are complete and notify us within 14 days of purchase if
any of the following components are missing:
Included with Your Notebook
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Open Notebook
1
2
9
8
3
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4
5
6
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(similar picture)
Webcam (optional) ...................................................................(Ö p. 53)
TFT display...............................................................................(Ö p. 32)
Stereo speaker
Keyboard .................................................................................(Ö p. 36)
Internal Microphone
Touchpad .................................................................................(Ö p. 37)
Device indicators .....................................................................(Ö p. 17)
Power ON/OFF ........................................................................(Ö p. 25)
Power Saving Quick Button
Views & Handling
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12 13 14
(similar picture)
Display Catch ...........................................................................(Ö p. 32)
Multimedia card reader ...........................................................(Ö p. 51)
Microphone .............................................................................(Ö p. 45)
Audio Out / Headphones ...........................................................(Öp. 45)
Digital Audio Out (S/PDIF)....................................................... (Ö p. 45)
Handling
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Safety
Front View
Components
Left Side
16 17
15
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(similar picture)
External monitor port DVI ........................................................(Ö p. 33)
Modem port (RJ-11) (optional) .................................................(Ö p. 47)
LAN port (RJ-45) ....................................................................(Ö p. 48)
Express Card ..........................................................................(Ö p. 52)
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Right Side
19
(similar picture)
- Optical Drive ..........................................................................(Ö p. 40)
- USB port ..................................................................................(Ö p. 60)
Views
Appendix
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15
Rear Side
21
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(similar picture)
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USB port ..................................................................................(Ö p. 55)
Power socket .........................................................................(Ö p. 26)
HDMI connector (optional) .......................................................(Ö p. 33)
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Kensington lock .....................................................................(Ö p. 61)
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Safety
Device Indicators
LED's indicate the power and operating system states of the Notebook. The meaning of
each LED is:
Power Indicator
Handling
Below you will see the different meanings of the LED in various
situation:
Blinking
The notebook is in Sleep mode.
On
The notebook is turned on.
Battery Charge Indicator
Components
Below you will see the different meanings of the LED in various
situation:
Blue/green
The battery is fully charged.
Amber
The battery is being charged.
Blinking
Almost completely discharged.
Access indicator
This LED lights or flashes when the notebook is accessing the hard disk
or the optical drive.
Num Lock
This LED lights when NUM-Lock has been activated (Fn+NumLk).
Capital Lock
Aid
This LED lights when CAPS-Lock has been activated. This sets the
keyboard to capital letters.
Wireless LAN
Appendix
Display for wireless data exchange. If the display lights steadily the
wireless LAN function is enabled (optional feature)
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Getting Started
Before you get started using your notebook, first take a few moments to read the important
section on Safety.
This notebook comes with software fully pre-installed. You do not have to install any of
the discs supplied.
How to start:
Step 1
18
•
Insert the battery before bringing the notebook into operation by sliding the battery
pack into the compartment.
•
Connect the supplied power adapter to the notebook at the notebook power socket
(21).
•
Open the display by pushing the lock (10) to the right with your thumb and then
opening the display to the required position with your thumb and index fingers.
Views & Handling
Safety
Handling
Components
Switch the notebook on by operating the On/Off Switch (8). The notebook starts and
now goes through a number of phases.
Aid
•
Make sure there is no bootable disc (e.g., the Recovery disc) in the optical
drive. Such discs will prevent the operating system from loading off the hard
drive.
The operating system is loaded from the hard disk. During the initial set-up, the loading
process takes slightly longer than normal to register the operating system and the individual
components completely. Your operating system is finished loading when a welcome screen
is shown on your display.
Getting Started
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Appendix
Note
Step 2
Follow the instructions on the screen. Dialogue boxes will explain any steps that need to be
taken.
The greeting procedure will guide you through a series of dialogue boxes. The information
in each dialogue box will explain the steps that need to be taken.
Should you have any questions just click on
•
.
License Agreement
The greeting procedure also displays the license agreement. Please read this
carefully. It contains important legal information on the use of your software. In order
to see the full text, use the mouse and the scroll bar on the right side of the screen
to move downwards until you have reached the end of the document. You accept
the agreement by clicking on the “I accept the agreement” option field. Only by
doing so will you be entitled to use the product under lawful terms and conditions.
Step 3
After the login procedure the Windows® desktop appears on your screen.
You will find a brief overview on the following pages.
®
After the login procedure the Windows desktop appears on your screen. This can be
adjusted so that the screen of your computer looks different.
However, basic operation is guaranteed.
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Short description of the Windows® Desktop
After the login procedure the Windows® Vista® desktop appears on your screen. (Your
desktop might not look exactly like the one shown here.)
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1. Start Button
Clicking the Start button brings up a menu where you can access help, software programs,
files, and settings.
2. All Programs
All of the software programs installed on your notebook are ordinarily listed here. Click All
Programs to reveal an extensive menu.
3. Program Bar
The most commonly used software programs are listed here.
4. Turn Off Computer
Click on this interface with the left mouse button and select the Shut Down option, in order
to switch the Notebook off.
5. Task Bar
Here you receive information and status reports about Windows® Vista® and which
programs are running.
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6. Desktop Icons
Desktop icons link to their respective programs. To start a program, double-click its desktop
icon.
7. Logged in User
This tells you which user is logged in to your notebook.
8. Control Panel
You can use the icons in Control Panel to change the appearance and functionality of
®
®
Windows Vista . These icons represent options for configuring your notebook.
9. Windows® Vista® Help
Here you can find information on using your notebook, networking, backup, and many other
tasks.
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Chapter 3
Components
Power Supply ...................................................................... 25
Display ................................................................................. 32
Data entry ............................................................................ 36
Hard Drive ............................................................................ 38
Optical Drive ......................................................................... 40
Sound Card .......................................................................... 44
Modem (optional).................................................................. 47
Network ................................................................................ 48
The Multimedia Card Reader................................................ 51
Express Card ....................................................................... 52
Webcam (optional) ............................................................... 53
TV card with remote control (optional) .................................. 55
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port ........................................... 60
Securing the Notebook ........................................................ 61
Software ............................................................................... 62
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Main Components
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Main Components
Safety
Power Supply
On/Off Button
The operational indicator will inform you about the operational status of the notebook. The
notebook will always be switched off, if the main switch is pressed for more than 4 seconds.
Warning!
Components
Handling
Power on or off your notebook by pressing the on/off button (8) briefly.
Appendix
Aid
Do not switch off your notebook while the hard disk or the optical drive is
running and the corresponding media activity LEDs are lit. Otherwise data
may be lost. To protect the hard disk you should always wait for 20 seconds
after powering down the notebook before powering it up again.
Power Supply
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Power Adapter
Your notebook is supplied with a universal AC power adapter, which automatically adjusts
to the available power source. The following levels are supported:
AC 100-240V~/ 50-60 Hz. Please follow the power supply safety instructions found on
page 4.
The power adapter is connected via a power cord to an AC outlet. The DC power lead from
the power adapter is connected to the left side of the notebook (10).
The adapter provides the notebook with power and also charges the battery. The power
supply indicators of the notebook provide details on the operating state. The battery is also
being charged when you are working on your notebook with the power adapter. The power
adapter is still live if the notebook is not connected with it. You should therefore unplug the
power adapter from the outlet if it is not connected to the notebook.
Warning!
Use only the power adapter and power cord supplied with your notebook.
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Safety
Battery Operation
Note
Please charge and discharge the new battery completely two to three times
in succession, so that it will achieve its full performance!
Handling
Batteries store electrical energy in their cells and then deliver it when needed.
The useful life and performance of your battery depend on careful handling.
The battery should be completely discharged before a charging process and completely
charged again, in order to optimize its useful life and its performance.
You must also pay attention to the Safety Notes from page 8.
Inserting the Battery
Components
Slide the battery into the battery compartment.
Removing the Battery
1. Make sure that the computer is not turned on or connected to AC power.
2. Place the computer upside down.
3. Slide the battery security lock outward to the unlock (
) position (n).
Appendix
Aid
4. Slide the battery release lever outward to the unlock ( ) position (o) and, while
holding it in the unlock position, remove the battery pack off the computer (p).
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Warning!
Do not remove the battery while the notebook is running on battery power.
You increase the possibility of losing data.
Warning!
Pay attention that the contacts to the battery and the notebook are not dirty
or damaged when storing the battery and using the notebook. This could
lead to malfunctions.
Charging the Battery
The battery is charged via the power adapter. If the power adapter is connected, it charges
the battery automatically, whether the notebook is turned on or not. When the notebook is
switched off, full charging takes a few hours. If the notebook is switched on, the charging
process takes a significantly longer time.
Note
The charging process will be interrupted if the temperature or the voltage of
the battery is too high.
Discharging the battery
Operate the notebook by means of the battery until it switches off independently because of
the low battery charge.
Note
Think about saving your open files in good time, to avoid a possible loss of
data.
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The particular operating duration will vary according to the setting of the energy saving
functions. You can adjust these to your requirements under Energy Options in System
Control. Apart from this, your notebook will require a higher power demand when carrying
out certain tasks, such as playing back a DVD.
Safety
Battery Performance
Checking the Battery Level
Components
Handling
In order to check the current level of the
battery, move the cursor over the power
symbol in the taskbar.
The symbol of a battery is displayed
during battery operation.
You will receive additional information
about settings if you double click on this
symbol.
Note
If you ignore the warning signal when the battery level is low, your notebook
goes into hibernate mode.
Warning!
Appendix
Aid
Never remove the battery while the notebook is switched on or if the
notebook has not yet gone into hibernate mode, as this may lead to loss of
data.
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Power Management
Your notebook offers automatic and modifiable power saving functions that you can use to
maximize battery life and reduce overall operating costs. The power saving modes are
known as sleep mode and hibernate mode.
Sleep Mode (
)
Ö
When in sleep mode, the contents of the RAM of your notebook are preserved while
practically all other components of your notebook are shut down, reducing your power
consumption to a minimum. By pressing any key on the keypad, you can bring your
notebook back to the fully operational state. You will restart at precisely the line in which
you were working prior to the interruption. The computer takes less time to go into and
come out of sleep mode, but uses more power than hibernate mode.
Hibernate Mode (
Ö
)
The hibernate mode is an alternative to a complete shutdown of the notebook. In this mode
all data from RAM (system and graphic data) are copied to the hard disk as a file. As soon
as the data has been safely saved, the notebook powers down. When the notebook is
switched on again, this file is written back to RAM by the BIOS. In a few moments the
notebook is in the exact state as when it was last used. If while working on a document the
notebook is closed (assuming the correct ACPI setting), the notebook saves the data in
RAM for you automatically. You will restart at precisely the line in which you were working
prior to the interruption. The computer uses no power while it is in hibernate mode, but it
takes a little longer for the computer to go into and come out of hibernation compared to
sleep.
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Safety
Using the Power Saving Quick Button
Enabling/Disabling Power Saving Mode
Handling
1. Press the power saving quick button to enter into power saving mode when using
battery power.
Components
While entering into power saving mode, the system will turn down the panel
backlight and sacrifices processing speed to gain more battery life.
2. Press the button once more to go back to normal mode (disable power saving
mode).
Note
Appendix
Aid
The power saving quick button works only when using battery power.
Power Supply
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Display
Unlike a normal monitor, the TFT display does not produce either radiation or flicker.
Opening and Closing the Display
Display catches (1) keep the display closed when the notebook is not in use.
Warning!
Do not try to forcibly open the display.
The opening and closing of the display can be assigned various functions via the Power
management feature.
Screen Resolution
The integral screen has a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. If you change to a
presentation with different characteristics in the Windows “Personalization” Help Program,
the display will not appear on the whole area of the screen, among other effects.
Using a higher resolution can lead to distortion of the display, especially with text. Using a
lower resolution may cause the display to use only a portion of the screen area.
You will adjust the presentation to the mode supported with the Windows
“Personalization” Help Program.
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Safety
Connecting an External Monitor
If you want the benefits of a larger display screen with higher resolution, you can connect
an external CRT monitor or LCD monitor to your computer. Follow this procedure to
connect an external monitor:
1. Shut down your notebook.
Handling
2. Plug the monitor’s signal connector to the computer’s DVI-I / HDMI connector.
Components
or
Note
Aid
Your computer allows you to only use either DVI-I or HDMI display one at a
time, not simultaneously.
3. Connect the external monitor to the electrical socket and power it up.
Appendix
4. Start your notebook.
5. Press the key combination Fn + F5.
Display
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The external screen will be determined after the operating system has been loaded. The
following Window will appear and various possible presentations will be offered to you:
Duplicating the Desktop
This mode duplicates the display of the Notebook on the external monitor.
You will switch between the following combinations with the help of the Fn + F5 key
combination:
•
Only Notebook (1 x Fn + F5)
•
Only external monitor (2 x Fn + F5)
•
Notebook + external monitor (3 x Fn + F5)
Note
The external monitor should support the same screen resolution as your
notebook (1280x800), because it is possible to carry out the Cloning Mode
otherwise. You will have to adjust the resolution of the notebook to the
external monitor under Display Settings, in order to be able to carry out the
Fn + F5 command, if your external device does not support the respective
resolution.
Extending the Desktop
An empty Desktop will be displayed on the second [external] monitor in this mode.
Windows from the first screen cane shifted to the second one and vice versa.
This option does not support the key combination Fn + F5.
The screen resolution and the colour quality of the individual display devices can be set
under “Control Panel Ö Personalize Ö Display Settings”.
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Safety
Sound Output For HDMI Video
To be able to output sound with HDMI video, you need to set the audio output to Realtek
HDMI output.
1. Double-click the Sound Effect
icon on the task bar.
Appendix
Aid
Components
Handling
2. Click the HDMI Output tab.
Display
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Data Entry
The Keyboard
By dual assignment of certain keys you have the same range of functions available to you
as with a normal Windows keyboard. Some functions are input using the
Fn key, which is normal on notebook computers.
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations
Combination
Description
Activates or deactivates the Wireless LAN function.
Decreases the volume.
Increases the volume.
Toggles the display screen between internal monitor, external
monitor and simultaneous display.
Reduces screen brightness.
Enhances screen brightness.
Switches the loudspeakers on / off.
Switches the display on / off.
Power saving functions. This key combination is set to
Hibernate by default. To adjust this key to your own needs
go to Personalization Ö Screensaver in Power Options.
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Safety
Touch Pad
The touchpad is positioned in front of the keyboard.
The mouse pointer (cursor) follows the direction pre-determined on the touchpad by the
movement of your finger in the normal mode.
Do not use a ball-point pen or other object on the touch pad, as this could
damage or cause a malfunction of your touch pad.
Appendix
Aid
Components
Below the touch pad are the left and right mouse buttons which can be used as on a
normal mouse.
You can also perform a direct click or double click using the touch pad by tapping the
surface briefly once or twice.
In the Windows® Control Panel you will find a number of useful settings that will make using
the touch pad easier.
Handling
Caution!
Data Entry
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The Hard drive
The hard drive is the main storage medium combining large storage capacity and rapid
data access.
The Windows operating system cannot use the full capacity of the hard drive, which means
that there will be a difference between the capacity that the BIOS displays and what the
operating system displays.
The hard drive contains the operating system of the computer, other application programs
and backup files. These programs and files are pre-installed on your notebook, so you may
note that some of the space on your hard drive is already taken.
Whenever the computer is accessing the hard disk, the corresponding LED illuminates.
Warning!
Never switch off the computer while the busy indicator is lit since this may
result in loss of data.
If you are looking for a file on the hard drive and you know the name, go to Search on the
Start menu to find the file. Following is some general information on where you might find
some common files.
Usually your hard drive is divided into several partitions, as shown below. The partitions of
your hard drive may vary from what is shown here.
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BOOT
C:
Windows
Software programs
Your documents
RECOVER
D:
Drivers for internal Notebook components
Installation files for software that came with your
Notebook
Restore software
Main Components
Safety
Important Directories
The most important directories preinstalled on your notebook are shown below. These
directories may vary from what is shown here.
Warning!
Handling
Do not delete or modify these directories or their contents since data could
be lost or the functionality of the system could be at risk.
Also pay attention to this:
You will no longer be able to carry out the recreation of the supply status by
means of the Support Disc (Ö p. 76), if you have converted the Recovery
Partition into a NTFS file system.
Aid
Appendix
This is the main hard disk drive partition for your notebook. It is where your program
files, settings, and documents are stored, as well as files necessary for running
Windows.
C:\Program Files
Includes files belonging to software programs.
C:\Windows
The main directory for Windows.
D:\Driver
Drivers for internal notebook components.
D:\Tools
Includes installation files for software that came with your notebook.
D:\Recover
Includes the files needed to perform a system restore.
Components
C:\
The Hard drive
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The Optical Drive
Loading a Disc
Unlike optical drives of desktop PCs optical drives of notebooks retain discs with the help of
a locking mechanism.
When inserting the disc you should take care to push the disc right onto the locking
mechanism so that it can lock in
position.
Note
Do not place protective foils or other stickers on your discs. To avoid damage
to your drive, do not use deformed of damaged discs.
Warning!
Do not use scratched or dirty discs, discs with pieces broken off or discs of
poor quality. Because of the high speeds in the drive the discs might break
and damage your data as well as your drive. Examine the discs before you
enter them. If damage or dirt is visible, you should not use them. Damage
caused by faulty media is excluded from warranty and their repair must be
charged.
Warning!
The disc can be damaged when the drive drawer is pushed in, if it has not
been positioned on the support correctly.
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1. Press the eject button at the optical drive to open the tray.
Safety
2. Pull the tray out completely with care.
3. Remove the disc from its case, without touching the unprinted side if possible.
Eject button
5. Test that the disc is able to turn freely and then push the tray back into the optical
drive carefully.
The ‘E’ drive letter will have been allocated to your optical drive in the delivery
status. You will have easy access to your files on your disks with Windows Explorer
(Computer). Start the Computer Help Program by means of the Desktop link or by
pressing the Windows key á and the ‘E’ key at the same time. Open Windows
Explorer by means of Start Ö All Programs Ö Accessories.
The pre-installed media reproduction will be used automatically during access to
DVD videos (or audio and video files on normal data CDs).
6. Press the eject button if you want to remove a disc.
Aid
Components
Handling
4. Place the disc on the tray so that it lays flat with the label facing upward and gently
push the tray in to close it. The disc will now lie flat on the tray and will engage onto
the disc holder audibly.
Warning!
The Optical Drive
Appendix
While the notebook is accessing the optical drive the media activity indicator
is lit. Do not try to remove the disc from the drive while this LED is lit.
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Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc
If the tray fails to open automatically, then the tray can be opened manually provided there
is an opening for emergency ejection.
Restart your notebook and if the tray is still locked proceed as follows:
1. Shut down Windows and switch off your notebook.
2. Insert a long thin object (like a straightened paper clip) into the emergency ejection
opening until you feel resistance.
3. Press lightly and the tray will open.
4. Remove the disc and restart the notebook.
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs
Your notebook is able to playback and to retrieve Audio CDs, DVD Movies and Data discs.
After loading the disc your operating system will open a selection window with different
options for playback. Normally there are various programs at your disposal.
If your operating system doesn’t open the selection window you still have the possibility of
the access via the “Explorer” or “Computer”.
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Safety
The playback of DVD movies includes the decoding of MPEG2 videos, digital AC3 audio
data and the deciphering of CSS protected contents.
CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name of a data protection program incorporated
by the movie industry as an action against illegal copies.
Among the numerous regulations for CSS licensees the most important ones are the
country specific playback restrictions.
In order to facilitate the geographically restricted release of movies, DVD titles are released
for certain regions. Copyright laws require the restriction of each DVD movie to a certain
region (usually the region, in which it is sold).
DVD movie versions can be published in several regions but the CSS regulations require
that each CSS decipherable system may only be used in one region.
Handling
Regional Playback Information for DVD
Note
Components
The decoding software included with your Notebook may be changed for
regional DVD decoding up to five times, after which the drive will only play
DVD movies for the region setting last entered. Changing the region code
after that will require factory resetting which is not covered by warranty. If
resetting is desired, shipping and resetting costs will be billed to the user.
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter
This Section only relates to devices that have been supplied with a CD-RW, a combination
drive or a DVD-RW drive.
First of all, you receive information on the so-called blank discs.
Aid
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs
•
radiation by direct sunlight (UVA/UVB)
•
scratches and damage to the disc surface
•
extreme temperatures
The Optical Drive
Appendix
Normal Discs are pressed from a digital, glass master and then sealed. In the case of blank
disc, the information is burnt onto the disc with the laser of the Rewriter. Therefore these
discs are more sensitive than normal discs.
Please avoid the following when using recordable/rewriteable discs - especially blanks that have never before been used:
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The Sound Card
Your notebook has an integrated stereo sound card (on-board) with 16-bit and 3D spatial
sound effects (3D). The sound card is compatible with the industry standard Sound Blaster
and Microsoft Sound System Version 2.0. This guarantees optimal support for all popular
programs and games. If you wish to alter the base volume, click on the loudspeaker symbol
in the task bar.
Click on Mixer, in order to open the volume mixer.
By using the keys Fn + F3 and Fn + F4 you have the possibility to regulate the volume.
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Your notebook has a loudspeaker, so you can always playback sounds without additional
equipment. The use of the external connections gives you a good opportunity to connect
your notebook to external devices.
Safety
External Audio Ports
Caution!
Handling
The use of earphones with a high volume can lead to lasting damage to your
hearing. Set the volume to the lowest level before reproducing any sound.
Start the sound reproduction and increase the volume to the level that is
comfortable for you.
Appendix
Aid
Components
It can cause damage to the hearing ability of the listener
if a device is operated through earphones with an
increased volume for a long period.
The Sound Card
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Microphone in
(12)
For recording via an external microphone.
Audio out
/headphones
(13)
can be connected to speakers, headphones, or
earphone set.
Digital audio out
(S/PDIF) (14)
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Can be connected to the line-in connector of S/PDIF
compliant as well as ordinary powered speakers with
built-in amplifiers, headphones, or earphone set.
S/PDIF is a new audio transfer file format that ensures
a high quality digital audio output through optical fibres.
Main Components
The built-in modem is able to receive data according to the ITU standard for V.90
transmissions with up 56 Kbit/s. Since the power output of modems is restricted due to the
regulations of some telecommunication providers, the possible maximum download speed
can be restricted. The actual speed may be dependent on the online conditions and other
factors.
Data sent from the user to the server are transmitted with 31.2 Kbit/s. Prerequisite for this
high speed reception is an analogue telephone line compatible with the V.90 standard and
a corresponding compatible Internet provider or company-owned host computer.
The modem is fitted with an RJ-11 interface, into which a standard telephone lead can be
plugged.
Handling
Safety
Modem (optional)
Use only with an analogue telephone line. The modem cannot withstand the
voltage levels of digital telephone systems such PBX or lines such as ISDN
or Broadband services. (see safety instructions on page 8).
Modem Port
Aid
Insert one end of the RJ11-connection (telephone plug connector) into the modem/network
interface (16) and the other into an analogue telephone socket that is easily accessible.
Components
Warning!
Note
Appendix
Do not place the notebook in Hibernate (or Sleep) mode if you are connected
to your Internet provider, since this will cause the modem connection to be
lost.
Modem (optional)
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The Network
What is a network?
A network means connecting your notebook to one or several other computers. Users can
transfer data between computers and share resources such as printers, modems and hard
disk drives.
Here are some practical examples:
•
You can exchange E-mail and manage appointments in an
office.
•
Users can share a printer in a network and save their data on a central server.
•
Users can share one modem among computers for Internet access.
•
Two or more computers can be connected to play network games or share data.
Ethernet-Network
If your notebook has an Ethernet connection, you can use this to connect to a network.
The following explanation refers to notebooks with a network connector.
Connect one end to the RJ45 connection (Western plug) at the network interface of your
notebook (17) and the other to another PC or a hub/switch.
The Windows Help and Support Centre offer extensive information about networking your
Notebook. You can access this information by clicking on Start, then Help and Support.
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Wireless LAN is an optional feature. This function allows you to create a wireless network
link with an access point or directly with another wireless-enabled PC.
Using the key combination Fn+F1 you can enable or disable the wireless LAN function. A
corresponding LED will light.
Safety
Wireless LAN
Warning!
Handling
Make sure the Wireless LAN option is switched OFF in any environment
where it might interfere with critical and sensitive devices, e.g., on aircraft, in
hospitals and other medical centres, etc.
Aid
Appendix
An access point is a wireless transmitter that communicates with your notebook and
controls access to the network connection (e.g., a home network or a broadband
connection such as DSL). Wireless access points are often found in offices, airports,
universities or Internet cafés. They offer access to networks or to the Internet. Access
authorizations are normally needed. A fee may be required to use a public access point.
To set up a wireless network to share Internet access, files, and printers at home, you will
need an access point, a router, and a broadband (DSL or cable) modem. Some access
points can also serve as a router and/or a broadband modem. Check with your retailer or
Internet Service Provider to find the best solution for your needs. A link to another computer
with wireless LAN functionality can also be created without an access point. This will
allow you to share files, but you will need an access point and a router to share an Internet
connection. The wireless network link works according to standard IEEE 802.11g which is
also compatible with the IEEE 802.11b standard. The standard 802.11a is not supported. If
encrypted transmission is used, this must operate according to the same principle on all
devices. Encryption is a method of protecting the network from unauthorized access. The
transmission speed (max. 54 Mbp/s) can vary according to the distance and loading of the
partner.
Components
Conditions
The Network
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Troubleshooting within the Network
Why does an error message appear when I click on the network
environment?
The computer name must be unique on the network and may not
be the same as the task group.
It appears that the network boards are unable to communicate. What
might be the problem?
Maybe one of the used network boards works with a different
speed (e. g. 10 instead 100 Mbit/s) and your network computer is
unable to recognize this. If necessary, set the network driver to the
compatible speed.
If two PCs should be linked you require a cross-link cable,
otherwise use a patch cable.
In addition, check the protocols and the configuration.
The data transmission is incorrect or very slow. What might be the
problem?
Maybe you have the wrong cable (UTP / CAT3 or lower) or the
problem is the proximity of a power cord or another source of
interference.
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Safety
The Multimedia Card Reader
•
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
•
SD (Secure Digital)
•
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro
Card type
Contacts
SD (Secure Digital)
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
Components
When inserting memory cards, ensure that the contacts are facing the right way. See table
below. Incorrect insertion of a card can cause damage to the card reader and/or the card.
Handling
Memory cards are media that are being used for a variety of purposes, especially in digital
photography. They are increasingly replacing the floppy disk. The form and capacity of a
memory card can vary according to the manufacturer.
Your notebook supports the following formats:
Inserting Memory Cards
Note
Memory cards can only be installed in one direction. Refer to the
instructions on the previous page.
Aid
Push the memory card into the slot.
Removing Memory Cards
Appendix
To remove the SD/MMC-cards or memory sticks pull it out and remove it.
The Multimedia Card Reader
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Express Card
Your notebook supports the Express standard.
Both Express/34 and Express/54 cards (the naming refers to the sizes of the cards) are
available on the market. Your notebook supports both card formats.
Installing Express Card
Note
Please always read the instructions that come with your Express card before
installation.
Remove the dummy card from the slot before installation. Replace the card
to protect contacts against dirt if the Slot is not used.
Removing Express Card
Please take note of the following before removing the Express card:
•
Terminate the program which you used with the card.
•
Left-click on the icon Safely Remove Hardware
in the taskbar, select the card
and click on Stop.
In order to remove the card, first push it into the contact to unlock it. Pull the card from the
bay and store it securely.
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Safety
Webcam (optional)
The webcam incorporated enables the use of various services, such as Windows
Messenger.
Proceed as follows to test the webcam:
Handling
icon on the Desktop.
1. Click on the
2. A Window will open and the live image on the webcam will be displayed.
Example of the use of Windows Messenger
Components
1. Start Windows Messenger and set up a user account, if this has not yet been done.
This service is free of charge. Only the costs of the internet connection will be due.
2. Select your contact from your list and click on the camera symbol under your display
image.
Aid
Display image
Contact
Camera symbol
(Fig.: Messenger Window: Immediate message)
3. An Assistant will help you to carry out the optimum settings for your loudspeakers,
microphone* and webcam. Follow the instructions on the screen.
*
optional
Webcam (optional)
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Appendix
Your own
display image
4. Click on Complete, in order to transfer your image with the webcam.
5. Click on the Camera symbol under the display image of your contact, to receive the
respective live image, if your contact also has a connected webcam.
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Safety
The TV Tuner Card & the Remote Control
(optional)
The Remote Control
•
The notebook must be booted up.
•
The operating system must be fully loaded.
•
The driver software must be installed*.
Handling
This wireless remote control set controls the Media Center program on your notebook. In
order for this to work, the following requirements must be met:
* All these conditions are met in the delivered state.
Inserting batteries
Components
1. Turn the remote unit round.
2. Open the battery compartment by pulling off the flap of the cover carefully.
3. Place one-button cell batteries (Type: CR2025, 3V) into the battery compartment.
Ensure that the polarity corresponds to the illustration etched on the inside of the
battery compartment (+ must correspond with + and – with –).
4. Replace the cover of the battery compartment.
Attention!
Aid
There will be a danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Only
replace it with the same type or an equivalent type of battery.
It does not matter if the Notebook is switched on or off when you connect up the remote
control receiver.
The necessary driver software is already installed on your computer.
®
1. Boot up your Notebook and wait for Windows Vista to load fully.
2. Insert the USB plug of the remote control receiver in a free USB slot.
3. Your Notebook will automatically detect the new device and automatically integrate
it provided that the driver has been installed (delivered state).
The TV Tuner Card & the Remote Control (optional)
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Appendix
Installing the remote control receiver (optional)
Button layout
Note
The functions described here are standard functions.
These Buttons can differ according to the operating mode (TV, video, photo,
etc.).
On / Off
Open the list of TV recordings.
EPG function (Electronic Program Guide)
View television programs.
Open DVD menu.
Special function buttton red
(e.g.: Selection of the audio track)
Special function buttton green
(e.g.: subtitle selection)
Special function buttton yellow
(e.g.: Camera selection)
Special function buttton blue
(e.g.: Chapter selection)
Press + to increase the volume.
Press - to increase the volume.
Press + to select the next channel (TV). You
select the previous channel with -.
You select the required function with
these navigation Buttons. The selection
indicator will move in the appropriate
direction. Press the OK button to
confirm your selection .
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Safety
Reverts to the point selected previously.
Application-related information function.
Start Media Center.
Previous titles/images/chapters
Next titles/images/chapters
Rewind.
Starts playback.
Handling
Fast forward.
Starts recording.
Ends the playback/recording.
Pauses the playback at the selected point.
The TV Tuner Card & the Remote Control (optional)
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Aid
If several computers with remote controls are set up in close proximity of each other
(approx. 10 metres), this can lead to disturbance. This can be remedied by choosing
different channels. Only reset the remote control in case of disturbances. Proceed as
follows:
1. Start the Control Panel.
2. Choose the menu item Wireless Remote Settings.
3. Check the option “Use Wireless Remote Settings with the remote set to this
channel”.
4. Select the new channel (a number between 1 and 16) in and confirm your setting
with the Apply button.
5. Press and hold the Clear button on the remotw.
6. Now enter the channel already set in the software by means of the numeric key pad
of your remote, without releasing the Clear button.
7. Press the OK button. Do not release the Clear button until then.
8. Press any button on your remote to see the current code.
9. Confirm your settings by using the OK button of the Wireless Remote Settings
window.
Appendix
Changing the transmission/reception channels
Components
Direct selection of the TV channels by means of
numbers. Number entry in the case of some functions
(video text, etc.).
Operation
The TV card fits into the Express Card/54 slot (18) of your notebook.
Note
The TV tuner card only fits into an Express Card/54 slot. Do not put the card
into any similar slots. That could lead to damage to the notebook or the card.
Inserting the TV card
Note
Remove the dummy card from the Express Card/54 Slot before installation.
Replace the card to protect contacts against dirt if the Slot is not used.
1. After starting Windows®, slide the card carefully into the proper slot as far as it goes.
The card then rebounds by a few millimeters and locks into place. Two short signals,
confirming successful installation, will sound if the card has been pushed in
completely.
2. Start the application for TV reception, in order to set up the TV card. A set-up
assistant will guide you through the program.
Removing the TV card
Remove the TV card in the following manner:
1. Disconnect all cables.
2. Press on the card slightly in the direction of the slot and then let go of it. The card
sticks out from the slot and can be removed. Store it in a safe place.
Connecting the aerial
Connect the aerial supplied with the notebook, in order to receive a digital signal with the
TV card.
To connect to your house antenna, use the adapter cable supplied.
Attention!
It is important that you pull out the antenna cable, when the device is not in
use, especially during thunderstorms. In this way you protect your device
from a potential power surge caused by lightning.
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Watch TV
We supply you with the optimum software for digital television, digital photography and
digital music with the Windows Media Center® Edition.
Attention!
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Audio or video recordings need a great deal of memory (between 1 and 2
GB/hour). Safeguard files that you do not need on external media, such as
DVD/CD-Rs or hard drives.
The TV Tuner Card & the Remote Control (optional)
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
USB ports provide an easy way to connect many peripheral devices to your Notebook (20).
You can use any USB device with any USB port. Your notebook will have 2 USB 2.0
connection sockets (USB 1.1 compatible).
Some USB devices require that you reinstall software drivers when you connect the device
to a different USB port than the one originally used. This can be avoided by always using
the device with the same USB port.
Devices connected directly to the USB bus should not draw more than 500 mA. Should the
devices need more power than this, it will be necessary to provide a powered hub. The
data transfer speed is 1.5 Mbit/s or 12 Mbit/s, depending on the device connected.
Note
Some USB devices require that you reinstall software drivers when you
connect the device to a different USB port than the one originally used. This
can be avoided by always using the device with the same USB port.
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Securing the Notebook
Your new Notebook will make software and hardware solutions to unauthorized access
available to you.
Startup Password
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You can protect your notebook against unauthorized use with a switching on password.
Then, an invitation to enter the password will appear on the screen when the notebook is
switched on.
The password will be set up in BIOS.
Warning!
You can also use the security options of Windows Vista®, in order to protect your data
against unauthorized access. You will find further information in the chapter “Data and
System Security” starting on page 72.
Using a safety lock
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You can prevent theft by using a so called Kensington lock, which can be bought at your
local retailer.
The cable wraps around an object and the “T” shaped end inserts into the Kensington lock
port and a key or combination dial is used to secure the lock in place. Please keep your key
at a safety place.
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Keep your password in a safe place. You will not have any possibility of
deleting your password if you forget it. Contact your Customer Service in that
case.
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Software
There are many kinds of help and information for using your Notebook. This section tells
you where to get help with the Microsoft® Windows® Vista® operating system, software
programs, and your notebook.
Getting to Know Windows Vista®
Windows Vista® offers different options to understand its operation. We will mention only a
few of those options here:
Windows Vista® – Quickstartguide
This Handbook will give you a brief overview of the operation of your operating system.
The following themes are dealt with in it:
•
Initial steps
•
The Welcome Center
•
Innovations
• Help displays
We recommend this reading matter to beginners and those switching from other versions of
Windows.
Windows Vista® – Help and Support
An answer to almost every question can be found in this program.
This help function fully covers the Windows operating system.
It is helpful for both beginners and professionals. You can print or bookmark the
information, which is categorized into topics. You start like this:
1. Click on Start
2. Now select Help and Support
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Windows Vista® – Welcome Center
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You will see the Welcome Center at the first display of the Windows Vista® Desktop. This
contains useful links that will make it easier for you to start using Windows.
It is the aim of this feature to enable both beginners and experienced users to make
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additional setting for the optimal use of Windows Vista after first bringing the Notebook
into operation.
The Welcome Center has been subdivided into many small groups of subjects, so that the
user will have the possibility of adjusting the content optimally to his or her knowledge.
There are some of the links in the following:
View computer details
(Find information about you computer, the type of your graphics card and the
Windows Vista® version here)
•
Transfer files and settings
(Transfer data and settings of your old Notebook with this)
•
Add new users
(Administrate and open user accounts for each user of the Notebook with this)
•
Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU)
®
(Carry out upgrades to higher versions of Windows Vista , in order to be able to use
the expanded digital features, through this)
•
Connect to the Internet
(Configure your internet access with this)
•
What’s new in Windows Vista®
(Learn how Windows Vista® is different in comparison to older versions)
•
The use of the email program
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•
• …and much more!
Use the Welcome Center to understand your Notebook better and in order to be able to use
it optimally. It will also serve you as an additional source of information for recognizing and
removing potential problems.
You will call up the Welcome Center as follows, if you closed it after the start:
1. Click on Start
2. Select Welcome Center
in the Program List.
Windows Vista® – User Account Control
The User account control contributes to the prevention of unauthorized changes to the
Notebook.
A window with the message “If you started this action, continue.” will appear as soon as
you carry out an unauthorized change.
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Click on Continue, in order to continue the procedure.
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Click on Cancel, in order to end the procedure.
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Software Installation
Note
If your operating system is configured that the installation procedure accepts
only signed drivers (default) and software an information screen will appear.
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The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the factory.
It happens that during installation procedure important files can be
changed or even cancelled. To avoid eventual problems in using
older files after installation, make sure to safeguard your hard disk.
Please follow the instruction of the software vendor. We will describe a typical installation.
Once you insert a disc, the installation menu is started automatically.
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Note
If the automatic start does not work, it is likely that the so-called Autorun
function has been deactivated. Read the respective chapter in Windows
Help on how to activate this function.
An example for the manual installation without the autorun function:
1. Click on Start
2. Click on All Programs.
3. Open the Accessories
Run.
Aid
4. Select the item
program point.
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5. Now enter the letter of the CD-ROM drive followed by a colon and the program
name setup:
6. Click on “OK”.
7. Follow the instruction given by the program.
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Uninstall Software
In order to remove installed software from your Notebook, follow the next steps:
1. Click on Start
2. Click on
.
Control Panel.
3. Then select the Programs
option.
4. Select the respective program, start the de-installation and follow the instructions on
the screen.
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Microsoft is committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and the reduction of
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software piracy. Therefore Windows Vista contains software-based product activation
®
technology. Your copy of Windows Vista has already been activated for your Notebook.
Product activation is needed if some components of your Notebook have been replaced or
you use a non-authorized BIOS. If necessary you can activate Windows Vista® as often as
requested.
®
You will probably need to activate Windows Vista by telephone even if Internet Activation
is available. This is due to the pre-activated SLP version which runs with a special ProductID. However, activation needs your unique Product ID which can be found on the
Certificate of Authenticity sticker on your Notebook housing. When you call, please
inform your agent that you are running an OEM-(SLP) version of the software.
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Windows Activation
In few cases it may still be required to activate Windows Vista®. If activation via the
internet is acknowledged with an error message you should perform the following steps.
1. Please select the telephone activation and click until the related screen appears.
2. Now click on Change Product Key. A new window appears. Enter the product key.
This is located on the Certificated of Authenticity (COA), on the computer’s
casing.
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3. Acknowledge your entry and follow the instructions on the screen. Notify your
Microsoft consultant, if necessary, that you have bought an OEM license with your
notebook.
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Product activation on your Notebook
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The BIOS Set-up-Program
In BIOS setup (Basic Configuration) there are a number of configurable parameter settings
available for your notebook. For example, you can change the operating mode of the
interfaces, security features or power management.
Warning!
The notebook is factory pre-set to guarantee optimum operation. Only modify
the parameters if necessary and if you are familiar with the configuration
options.
Running the BIOS Set-up
You can only run the BIOS configuration program at system start-up. If the notebook has
already started, power it down and then up again. Press the F2 function key in order to start
the BIOS-SET-UP.
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FAQ ...................................................................................... 71
Data and System Security .................................................... 72
System Recovery ................................................................. 75
Troubleshooting.................................................................... 77
Maintenance ......................................................................... 80
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I still have to install the enclosed discs?
No. Basically all programs are already preinstalled. The discs are
only intended as backup copies.
What is the Windows activation?
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Your operating instructions include a chapter about this subject.
When do I have to activate Windows?
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Your software has been preactivated in the factory. An activation
will only be required, if ...
... several components are replaced by others.
... your installed a new motherboard.
... a different BIOS version has been installed.
... you install the software to another computer.
How do I perform a data backup?
Make a backup and a retrospective backup of selected data on
external media (CD-R), in order to become familiar with the
technology.
A backup is unusable if you are not in a position to recreate the
data, the medium (CD-R) is defective or is no longer available.
When is the recovery of the factory setting recommended?
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This method should be chosen as the last resort. Read chapter
“System Restore” concerning the possible alternatives.
Why is the boot partition missing when booting from the support/
application disc?
The first partition is formatted with the file system NTFS. Compared
to FAT32 this file system offers more security and a more efficient
access. However, NTFS partitions can only be read from operating
systems supporting this. This is not the case in the aforementioned
disc.
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The programs described below are part of your Windows operating system. You will find
additional information on these programs in the Windows Help file.
Data Security
Back up data regularly on external media such as a CD-R or CD-RW. Windows offers
Backup Status and Configuration.
This program is found in Accessories Ö System Tools within the Start menu. You should
make a backup disk with all your passwords and the operating system’s original
configuration.
Maintenance Programs
You can avoid some hardware and software errors with disk maintenance programs such
as Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup. The program System Information can also be
helpful since it gives you detailed information about your system configuration. You will find
these programs in Accessories Ö System Tools.
Password Reset Disk
To protect individual user accounts from complications resulting from lost passwords, users
should create a password reset disk and keep it in a safe place. If the user should forget
his/her password, the password can be reset with the password reset disk so that the user
has access again to his/her local user account.
Windows Help describes how to create a password reset disk.
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1. Click on Start
.
2. Click on All Programs.
3. Open Windows Update
.
4. Click on Check for update.
5. Click on Add to select the desired update and to add it to the updates to be
installed, while you are searching through the available updates in each category.
You can also read a complete description of each individual element by clicking on
the Read further Link.
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Windows Update is the online updating of Windows. Use Windows Update to download
elements such as security updates, important updates, the newest help files, drivers and
Internet products from the Internet.
The website is regularly augmented by new content, so that you can download the newest
updates and error corrections at any time, to protect the notebook and guarantee its
functioning.
Windows Update will search through the notebook and provide a list of individual updates
specially for the configuration of your notebook.
Each update that Microsoft regards as important for the operation of the operating system,
programs or hardware components will be classified as an “important update” and
automatically selected for installation for you.
Important updates will be provided to remove known problems and to protect the notebook
against known security risks.
Carry out four simple steps, to download the updates needed and to keep your computer
on the current status of technology:
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Windows® Update
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6. Click on Check and install updates, when you have selected all the desired
updates, and then click on Install now.
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Windows Update Information for Data Security
Windows Update needs certain information about the respective notebook, so that a
suitable list with updates can be provided for you. This information will include the following:
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Version number of the operating system
•
Version number of Internet Explorer
•
Version numbers of additional software programs
• Plug & Play identification key of the hardware devices
Windows Update will stand up for the protection of your private data and will not record
your name, address, email address or other forms of personal data. The information
collected will only be used during the time that you are visiting the website. It will also not
be stored.
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Windows Vista® provides a useful function (System Restore) enabling the storage of the
so-called Recovery points.
The system remembers the current configuration as a snapshot and returns to this, if
necessary. The advantage is that an unsuccessful installation can be cancelled.
Recovery points are created automatically by the system, but they can also be set
manually.
You can determine and configure yourself the maximum memory taken up by this. You find
this program in the program file under Accessories Ö System Tools.
We recommend setting a recovery point before installing a new software or driver. If the
system does not run stable any longer this enables you usually to return to a workable
configuration without deleting newly created documents. In the next paragraph read your
options for a repair of an incorrect installation.
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System Restore
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Aid
Windows Vista® includes various functions ensuring that the Notebook as well as the
installed applications and devices work correctly.
These functions assist you in solving the problems which might occur by adding, deleting or
replacing files required for the functionality of the operating system, the applications and
devices. The recovery function or functions you use depend on the type of occurring
problem or error. For detailed information refer to the Windows help.
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System Restore powered by Symantec
®
If your system is not functioning properly and Windows Vista System Restore did not
solve the problem, then you should use the Application Support Disc to restore your
system.
Limits of the Recovery
•
Changes made to the original configuration (RAS, Desktop or Internet settings) and
installed Software will be ignored by this Recovery and will not be reloaded.
•
Driver Updates or hardware installed by you will be ignored by this Recovery.
Warning!
All data on drive C will be erased. If necessary, backup all required data on
drive D. (You must pay attention to the information of pages 4 and 72).
This recovery will reset your system to its condition at delivery. Printer installations or
other additional software must be reinstalled.
Performing the State of Delivery
1. First, please read the entire System Restore section of the Windows Help file.
2. Insert the Support-Disc and reboot the notebook.
3. Select the option „Boot from CD-ROM “.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The Notebook will restart and will return to the state at delivery.
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Troubleshooting
Localize the Cause
Check Cables and Connections
Visibly check all cables and connections. Should all lights be off, check whether all
equipment is supplied with power.
In battery mode, connect the notebook to the power adapter and ensure that the
battery is charged up.
•
If you are operating the notebook with the power adapter, check the electrical
socket, power cord and all switches in the circuit of the electrical socket.
•
Switch off the notebook and check all cable connections. Check the connections to
peripherals. Do not exchange cables, even though they may look similar. The
polarity in the cables may be different. When it is confirmed that the notebook has
power and all connections are correct, turn the notebook on again.
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Errors can have simple causes, but sometimes they are caused by faulty equipment. We
would like to give you some tips to help solve common problems. Should these instructions
not lead to success, please feel free to contact us.
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Errors And Possible Causes
The screen is black:
•
Make sure that the notebook is not swapping data and the Fn+F12 key combination
has not been operated.
The notebook switches itself off during operation.
•
The accumulator could be empty. Connect the notebook by means of the network
adapter and charge the accumulator.
The notebook cannot be switched on.
•
Operate the notebook by means of the accumulator and check whether it is correctly
inserted and charged.
Incorrect time and date display.
• Click the time display in the task bar and set the correct values afterwards.
No data can be read from the optical drive.
•
Check whether the disc is correctly inserted.
• Is the drive displayed in Explorer? If yes, test another disc.
The WLAN connection is not functioning.
•
Using the key combination Fn+F1 you can enable or disable the wireless LAN
function. A corresponding LED will light.
Additional Support
If the suggestions in the above section have not solved your problem, please contact
customer care and we will attempt to help you solve the problem. Before you call, however,
please have the following information available:
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How is your computer configured?
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What additional peripherals do you use?
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What messages, if any, appear on your screen?
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What software were you using when the error occurred?
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What steps have you already undertaken to solve the problem?
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Have you upgraded or removed drivers or hardware?
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Can you manually repeat the problem?
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If you have been given a customer number previously, please have this available.
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This notebook has been extensively tested in our laboratories with a large number of
compatible devices. It fulfils all required standards and complies with the standard
“Designed for Windows”, which certifies utmost compatibility. However, the software drivers
for individual components are updated from time to time. This is a regular process provided
by the manufacturer to mend possible compatibility problems that may occur with
components (e.g., programs or hardware) that were not tested at the time of your
notebook’s manufacture.
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Maintenance
Warning!
There are no user-serviceable or user-cleanable parts inside the notebook
housing. Never open the notebook housing.
Following these measures can extend the lifetime of your notebook:
•
Before cleaning, always remove the power adapter plug and all connecting cables.
•
Only use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean the notebook.
•
Do not use any solvents, corrosive or gaseous cleaning agents .
•
Do not use CD-ROM cleaning discs or similar products that clean the lens of the
laser to clean your optical drive.
•
Dust or grease on the touchpad will impair its sensitivity. Remove dust or grease on
the surface of the Touchpad with a strip of sticky tape.
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Always close the notebook when not in use. Avoid touching or scratching the
surface of the screen as it is easily damaged.
•
Make sure that no water drops are allowed to remain on the screen. Water can
cause permanent discoloration.
•
Clean the screen with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
•
Do not expose the screen to bright sunlight or ultraviolet radiation.
•
The notebook and its packaging are recyclable.
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Transporting the Notebook
Please use the following guidelines when transporting the notebook:
Switch off the notebook. This will prevent damage to the hard disk. When the
notebook is turned off, the hard disk heads are moved into a safe area.
•
Wait until the Notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before connecting
it to the power supply. Drastic variations in temperature and humidity can create
condensation within the Notebook and may cause it to short-circuit.
•
Close the notebook and ensure that the cover locks shut.
•
Always use the notebook carrying case. This helps to protect the notebook from
dirt, moisture, jolts and scratches.
•
Should you need to ship your notebook, always use the original packaging and
make certain the shipper knows the contents contain fragile electronic equipment.
•
Fully charge your battery and any spare batteries immediately before a long journey.
•
Enquire about the electricity and communication provision at the location before a
journey.
•
Acquire the necessary adapter for electricity or communication (modem, LAN, etc.),
if necessary, before starting your journey.
•
Put the battery into the packaging separately when despatching the notebook.
•
It is recommended to send the notebook and all magnetic storage media (floppy
disks, external drives) through the x-ray device (the device into which you put your
bags), when you are passing through the baggage check at airports. Avoid the
magnetic detector (the construction, through which you walk) or the magnetic rod
(the manual device of the security personnel), because they could destroy your
data, among other consequences.
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Recycling and Disposal
Device
At the end of its life, the appliance must not be disposed of in household rubbish. Enquire
about the options for environmentally-friendly disposal
Batteries
Do not dispose of used batteries in the household rubbish! They must be deposited at a
collection point for used batteries.
Packaging
To avoid damage during transport, the Notebook is stored in a packaging. Packaging is
produced mostly from materials which can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly
manner and be professionally recycled.
Should you have any questions concerning the disposal please contact your dealer or our
service.
Batteries and Proper Treatment
Batteries may contain combustible materials. By misuse, this may cause battery leakage,
heat, explosion or ignition, bringing about injury or damage to the device. Please
observe strictly the following matters:
Warning!
There is a lithium battery on the motherboard. Lithium batteries are
hazardous waste and need to be disposed of properly. If necessary, we will
take back your used CMOS lithium battery.
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KEEP CHILDREN AWAY from batteries. If by any chance, the batteries are
swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
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DO NOT CHARGE batteries (except rechargeable batteries).
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DO NOT FORCIBLY DISCHARGE batteries.
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DO NOT SHORT-CIRCUIT batteries.
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DO NOT HEAT or DISPOSE OFF IN FIRE.
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DO NOT expose batteries to strong impact by dropping or throwing the batteries.
•
DO NOT reverse the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals to avoid short-circuit.
•
Do NOT MIX used and new or different types of batteries together.
Your equipment may not operate properly. In addition, the battery exhausted first
may be excessively drained (over-discharged).
•
REMOVE PROMPTLY the used batteries from the device.
•
REPLACE ALL BATTERIES with new batteries of the same type at the same time.
•
INSULATE THE TERMINAL parts with tape or the like at the storage or disposal of
the batteries.
•
DO NOT throw rundown batteries in the domestic refuses! Respect the environment
and throw them in the specific containers for separate collection. If necessary, turn
to your reseller or to our service assistance. Thank you!
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DO NOT DISASSEMBLE or DEFORM batteries. Your hands and fingers may be
injured, or the liquid of the battery may get into your eyes or adhere to your skin. If
this happens, rinse with a large quantity of water immediately and consult a doctor.
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Upgrades and Repairs
•
Only a qualified Service Engineer should perform upgrades and repairs to your
notebook.
•
If you do not have the necessary qualifications, go to an appropriate Service
Engineer. Please contact the Service Centre if you are experiencing technical
problems with your notebook.
•
Please contact our authorized Service Partners exclusively in the case of a
necessary repair.
Notes for Service Engineers
•
Before opening the housing, disconnect the notebook from all power sources and
remove any connecting cables. If the notebook has not been disconnected from the
power outlet before being opened, there is a danger of severe electric shock. There
is also a risk of damage to the components.
•
Internal components of the notebook may be damaged by electrostatic discharge
(ESD). Perform system upgrades and changes in an ESD-protected work area. If no
such work area is available, wear an antistatic wrist strap or touch a highly
conductive metal object. Your service centre can repair damage sustained by
inappropriate handling for a fee.
•
Use only original spare parts.
Notes on Laser Radiation:
•
Laser devices of Laser Class 1 to Laser Class 3b may be used in the notebook.
Where the notebook housing remains closed, the device meets the requirements of
Laser Class 1. By opening the notebook housing you will gain access to laser
devices of up to Laser Class 3b.
•
The CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD/DVD-RW drive contains no user-serviceable parts.
Only the manufacturer should perform repairs to the CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD/DVDRW drives.
When removing and/or opening laser devices, the following guidelines must be observed:
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DO NOT look into the laser beam, even while wearing optical protection.
•
DO NOT allow yourself to be exposed to the laser beam. Avoid exposure of the
eyes or skin to direct or stray
radiation.
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Standards ............................................................................. 87
Warranty ............................................................................. 90
Index..................................................................................... 96
Maintenance
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Standards
•
When connecting additional components, please observe the Guidelines on
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
Please note that only shielded cables shorter than
3 meters (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB, IEEE 1394, audio, video
and network interfaces with this notebook.
•
Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three feet) away from high
frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions, loudspeaker
cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid malfunctions and/or loss of data.
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Active matrix LCDs (TFT) with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel (WXGA), which are in turn
composed of three sub-pixels each (red, green, blue), contain about 3.1 million
addressable transistors. Because of this very high number of transistors and their
extremely complex production process occasionally defective or incorrectly addressed
pixels or sub-pixels may occur.
There have been several attempts in the past to define the acceptable number of defective
pixels. But this can be difficult and varies widely between different manufacturers.
We, therefore, adhere to the clear and strict requirements of ISO 13406-2,
class II, for the warranty handling of all TFT display products. These requirements are
summarized below.
Within ISO-standard 13406-2 the general requirements regarding pixel defects are defined.
Pixel defects are classified into three failure types and four failure classes. Each individual
pixel is made up of three sub-pixels in the primary colours (red, green, blue).
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Pixel structure
Rows
Blue
Green
Red
Types of Pixel Failures:
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Type 1:
A constantly lit pixel (a bright, white spot), even though it is not addressed. A white
pixel is caused when all three sub-pixel are lit.
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Type 2:
A pixel that does not light up (dark, black spot), although it is addressed
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Type 3:
Abnormal or defective red, green or blue sub-pixels.
(E.g. constantly lit with half the brightness, one colour is not shining, blinking or
flickering, but not belonging to Type 1 or 2 Pixel Failures)
In addition:
A cluster of type 3 (= 2 or more defective sub-pixels in an array of 5 x 5
pixel). A cluster is an array of 5 x 5 pixel (15 x 5 sub-pixel).
ISO 13406-2, Class II
Resolution
1024 x 768
Type 1
2
Type 2
Type 3
2
4
Cluster
Type 1,
Type 2
0
Cluster
Type 3
2
1280 x 854
3
3
6
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3
1280 x 1024
3
3
7
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3
1400 x 1050
3
3
8
0
3
Example:
A 17” - SXGA-display consists of 1280 horizontal and 1024 vertical picture dots (pixel),
which amounts to a total of 1,31 million pixels. Based on one million pixels this translates
into a factor of about 1.31.
Class II type failure consequently allows for three defects each of type 1 and type 2 and 7
defects of type 3 and 3 cluster of type 3.
These cases are normally not covered by warranty.
If the number of failures exceeds the figures of any category mentioned above then this
may be covered by the warranty.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Shielded interface cables, if any,
must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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I. General Conditions of Warranty
1. General
This warranty covers defects relating to workmanship and manufacture in MEDION
products. The period during which this warranty is valid and during which claims against the
warranty can be made to MEDION must be in accordance with the following terms in order
to be considered eligible:
•
Is effective from the date of purchase or receipt of the MEDION product from an
authorised seller of MEDION products; and
•
expires at the end of the warranty period specified on the warranty card provided
with the product.
For the warranty to be valid, you must:
•
provide suitable evidence of purchase, a copy of the original purchase receipt from
an authorised seller of MEDION products is preferred; or
•
register your product within 28 days of purchase either online at
www.MEDION.co.uk or by completing and returning the pre-paid registration card
included with the product.
Please keep the original purchase receipt and the warranty card in a safe place. MEDION
and its authorised sellers reserve the right to refuse a repair under warranty or a warranty
confirmation if a proof of purchase [or registration of purchase] cannot be established, or
has not been, submitted.
When it is necessary to return your product for repair please ensure that your product is
suitably packed for transportation.
Provided that your product is still within warranty (please check the duration of the warranty
period as described above) and is eligible for repair or replacement under the terms of the
warranty, to return your product, please telephone MEDION on the service hotline number.
You will be sent a pre-paid transportation box suitable for returning your product to
MEDION. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A BACKUP COPY OF ALL DATA ON
THE PRODUCT BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT TO MEDION. MEDION shall
bear the costs of postage and packaging for returning the product and the transportation
risk. However, if following examination of the defective product in question, MEDION, in its
reasonable opinion, considers that the defect has been caused by:
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• otherwise than in accordance with the terms of this warranty;
This warranty shall be void and you may be required by MEDION to reimburse MEDION for
the reasonable costs of postage and packaging before MEDION will return the product to
you. If so and you would still like MEDION to repair or replace the product, MEDION may
do so but you will be charged MEDION’s standard rates for repair and replacement for this
service.
Before returning the product, please contact MEDION via the service hotline or via the
internet (www.MEDION.co.uk). You will receive a reference number (RMA No.) on the
warranty card. Please mark the outside of your package to ensure that this reference
number is clearly visible. Please submit a letter containing as much detailed information as
possible and, a full description of the defect or fault.
This should include:
•
a description of the fault;
•
when it occurred, how long it has been evident and how frequently it occurs;
•
any errors message(s) displayed when using the product;
•
a description of the circumstance(s) and conditions in which the fault occurs; and
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• whether it is an intermittent or persistent fault;
This will greatly assist MEDION in identifying the defect, when submitted together with the
defective product.
Unless otherwise instructed by a MEDION representative in all cases, the product must be
returned complete with all parts which were included with the original product. Incomplete
contents of the returned package may lead to a delay in the repair or replacement.
MEDION does not accept any liability for any additionally submitted material(s) which were
not supplied with the original MEDION product.
This warranty does not affect your statutory rights in any way and is subject to the
applicable legal statutes of the country where the product was sold to you by an authorised
MEDION seller.
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damage caused in transit as a result of your negligence in packaging of the product;
and/or
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accompanying documentation;
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2. Scope
Subject to any exclusions set out within this warranty, where there is a defect in your
MEDION product covered by this warranty, MEDION will repair or replace the MEDION
product. The decision whether to repair or replace the product will be made solely at the
discretion of MEDION. MEDION may, in its own discretion, replace the product returned for
repair under warranty with a replacement product that is either identical or, in the event that
such product(s) are no longer available, a product of equal or superior specification and
quality.
No warranty is given for batteries or rechargeable batteries or for consumable materials
subject to wear and tear, i.e. for parts which have to be replaced periodically during the
normal use of the product, such as video-projector lamp.
Non critical failures that fall within industry specified tolerances e.g. noise, LCD pixels are
not covered by this warranty. Please consult the appropriate section in your user or
instruction manual for this product for exact specifications and tolerances.
To the extent which is permitted under law, MEDION will accept no liability for burnt-in
images on plasma or LCD products as a result of normal wear and tear during the
operation of the product. Please refer to your user or instruction manual for this product for
detailed operating instructions for your plasma or LCD product.
The warranty does not cover errors relating to the playback of data media in an
incompatible format or created with unsuitable software.
If it is found during repair or assessment that the defect concerned is not covered under
warranty, MEDION reserves the right to invoice you for all reasonable costs incurred by
MEDION. These costs will be in relation to the return of the product, including reasonable
administration costs, plus reasonable costs for materials used and labour provided when
repairing or replacing the product. This is subject to MEDION providing you with an
estimate for carrying out such work prior to costs being incurred and that you have
accepted the estimate.
You are entitled to seek independent advice or consultation relating to your product or any
of MEDION’s findings. MEDION will not be liable for any costs incurred to you when doing
so.
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To the extent permitted by law, this warranty shall be void in the event that defects or loss
caused by:
a. failure and damage resulting from the operation of the product in an environment
other than that recommended in the accompanying user or instruction manual (e.g.
in direct sunlight or in a damp room);
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3. Exclusion from warranty
f. virus attack or software errors; or
g. improper transportation or packaging during return of the product.
This warranty will also be considered void if labels or serial numbers of the product or of a
component of the product are modified or made illegible.
To the extent permitted by law, MEDION shall; only be responsible for losses which are a
reasonably foreseeable consequence of the relevant defect in the product; MEDION will not
be responsible for any costs incurred in relation to software configuration; economic loss;
loss of opportunity; loss of income; or loss of data or software arising out of its repair or
replacement of a MEDION product under this warranty.
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d. modifications, conversions, expansions, maintenance and/or repairs made to the
MEDION product by unauthorised repairers or use of unauthorised third party parts;
e. negligence;
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c. use other than in accordance with the accompanying user or instruction manual;
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Before returning the product to MEDION you must contact us using the service hotline or
via the internet (www.MEDION.co.uk). You will receive further instructions for making your
claim under warranty when you call.
The service hotline is available on 362 days in the year, including Sundays and bank
holidays but excluding Christmas day, New Years Day and Easter day. The service hotline
is subject to [national rate] telephone call charges. These charges are subject to change.
The price of your call will be stated at the beginning of the call.
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II. Special warranty conditions for MEDION PC, notebook, pocket PC (PDA) and navigation devices (PNA)
The following terms apply to MEDION PC, notebook, desktop, pocket PC and laptop
products and optional items included with such products. If one of these items has a fault,
you also have a warranty claim for its repair or replacement, from MEDION. The warranty
covers the costs of materials and labour for repairing or replacing the defective MEDION
product or the optional item in question.
Hardware connected to your product that was not produced or marketed by MEDION can
invalidate the warranty if MEDION can reasonably demonstrate that damage to the
MEDION product or of the optional item included with the delivery was caused by such
hardware. You are entitled to seek independent advice or consultation relating to your
product or any of MEDION’s findings. MEDION will not be liable for any costs incurred to
you when doing so.
This warranty is restricted in relation to any pre-installed operating system as well as to
application programme software that is included with the MEDION product in question. This
warranty is restricted as follows:
For pre-installed operating system as well as to application programme software included in
the MEDION product, MEDION only guarantees the data media (e.g. the diskettes and CDROMs) upon which this software is delivered and warrants that such data media shall be
free from material and processing defects for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase
of the MEDION product from an authorised seller of MEDION. MEDION will replace
defective data media free of charge.
Any claims in respect of defective pre-installed operating system as well as to application
programme software are hereby expressly excluded and you should contact the relevant
licensor or copyright owner of the defective software in question. MEDION does not
guarantee that any software supplied with MEDION products will function without
interruption, will be free from errors or that it will fulfil your requirements. MEDION does not
guarantee the 100% accuracy of the maps provided with the Navigation device.
It may be necessary to delete all data in the product in order to repair the MEDION product.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A BACKUP COPY OF ALL DATA ON THE
PRODUCT BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT TO MEDION. To the extent permitted
by law, MEDION excludes all liability for loss of data and MEDION recommends in all
cases that you back up all data on your MEDION product before returning the product to
MEDION.
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III. Special warranty conditions for repair on site or
replacement on site
If a claim for repair or replacement on site is included within the terms of the warranty card
provided with the product, the special warranty conditions for repair or replacement of your
MEDION product on site apply.
The following provisions must be made by you for carrying out repairs or replacements on
site:
MEDION or its authorised personnel must have unrestricted, safe and immediate
access to the products.
•
Telecommunication facilities required by MEDION or its authorised personnel for
proper execution of your order, for testing and diagnostic purposes and for
remedying faults are provided by you at your own expense.
•
You are responsible yourself for restoring the application software after the repair
services have been carried out by MEDION or its authorised personnel.
•
You must take all other necessary steps to enable MEDION or its authorised
personnel to carry out your order properly.
•
You are responsible yourself for connecting and configuring any existing external
peripheral products after MEDION or its authorised personnel have carried out their
repairs.
•
The free cancellation period for repairs or replacements on site is 24 hours,
thereafter our reasonable costs resulting from late or missing cancellation shall be
invoiced at your expense.
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Index
A
All programs...................................21
Ambient Temperature ......................4
Ansichten
Webcam.....................................14
Audience........................................... i
Autorun ..........................................65
B
Batteries and Proper Treatment.....82
Battery operation
Battery Power ............................29
Checking the Battery Level ........29
Battery Operation.......................9, 27
Charging ....................................28
Discharging the Battery..............28
Removing...................................27
Battery Power ................................29
BIOS Setup-Program .....................68
BIOS Utility
Running .....................................68
C
Cabling.............................................7
Care of Displays.............................80
CD/DVD-Rewriter...........................43
CD-blanks ......................................43
CD-ROM ........................................40
Changing the transmission/reception
channels ....................................57
Charging the Battery ......................28
Checking the Battery Level ............29
Connectors
External Monitor.........................33
Modem .......................................47
Power socket .............................16
Sound card ................................44
USB ...........................................60
Control panel .................................22
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Copyright ........................................ ii
Correction ......................................75
D
Data and System Security .............72
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Data Entry ..................................... 36
Data Security................................... 4
Directories ..................................... 39
Disc-Drive...................................... 40
Discharging the battery.................. 28
Discs
Loading...................................... 40
Removing Blocked Discs........... 42
Display........................................... 32
Opening and Closing the Display32
Driver Support ............................... 79
Drivers ........................................... 39
DVD-Drive ..................................... 40
E
Electromagnetic Compatibility ....... 87
EMC .............................................. 87
Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc 42
Express card
Installing .................................... 52
Removing .................................. 52
Express Card/54............................ 52
Extended desktop.......................... 34
External Monitor ............................ 33
F
Factory Settings
Recovery ................................... 76
FAQ ............................................... 71
Fast Ethernet-Network................... 48
FCC Compliance Statement.......... 89
Files
Finding....................................... 38
Finding Files .................................. 38
Fn .................................................. 36
Frequently asked questions........... 71
G
Getting Started .............................. 18
H
Hard drive...................................... 38
Hard Drive
Partitions ................................... 38
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Audio output...............................35
I
On/Off Button ................................ 25
Icons ..............................................22
Indicators
AC power ...................................17
Access .......................................17
Battery charge............................17
Capital Lock ...............................17
Num Lock...................................17
Wireless LAN .............................17
Introduction ......................................3
ISO 13406-2 Class II......................87
P
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Kensington-lock .............................61
Keyboard .......................................36
L
Laser radiation ...............................84
License agreement ........................20
M
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K
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Partitions ....................................... 38
Password Reset Disk .................... 72
Performing the Restore ................. 76
Power
Turning off your computer ......... 21
Power Management ...................... 30
Power Saving
Enable/disable........................... 31
Power Saving button ..................... 31
Power supply................................... 6
Power Supply ................................ 25
Battery Operation ...................... 27
Hibernate Mode......................... 30
Main Operation.......................... 26
Sleep Mode ............................... 30
Program bar .................................. 21
Programs
Location..................................... 39
Q
Main components...........................23
Multimedia card reader ..............51
Main Operation ..............................26
Maintenance ..................................80
Care of the TFT Display.............80
Transporting the Notebook ........81
Maintenance Programs..................72
Memory cards
Inserting .....................................51
Removing...................................51
Memory Stick .................................51
MMC ..............................................51
Modem...........................................47
Modem Port ...................................47
Mouse ............................................37
Multimedia card reader ..................51
MultiMediaCard..............................51
Quality ..............................................ii
R
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Recover ......................................... 39
Recovery
Factory Settings ........................ 76
Recycling and Disposal ................. 82
Reinigungsmittel............................ 80
Removing the Battery .................... 27
Repairs .......................................... 84
Restoring
Limits ......................................... 76
Running the Bios Setup................. 68
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Network..........................................48
Fast Ethernet-Network ...............48
Troubleshooting .........................50
What is a Network?....................48
Wireless LAN .............................49
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Safety and maintenance.................. 1
Safety Instructions ........................... 3
Ambient Temperature.................. 4
Battery Operation ........................ 9
Cabling ........................................ 7
Data Security............................... 4
Modem ........................................ 8
Power supply............................... 6
Set-Up location............................ 4
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Touch Pad ...................................8
Upgrades and Repairs ...............84
Screen Resolution..........................32
SD..................................................51
Search ...........................................38
Secure Digital ................................51
Securing the Notebook
Startup Password.......................61
Serial Number ................................... i
Service Engineers..........................84
Set-Up Location ...............................4
Sleep Mode....................................30
Software.........................................62
Deinstallation .............................66
Installation..................................65
Windows Activation....................67
Sound card ....................................44
External audio ports ...................45
Standards ......................................87
Electromagnetic Compatibility....87
FCC Compliance Statement ......89
Start button ....................................21
Support ..........................................78
Suspend to Disk.............................30
System Recovery
Correction ..................................75
T
Table of Contents............................ vi
Task bar.........................................21
Touch Pad .................................8, 37
trademarks ....................................... ii
Transport .......................................81
Troubleshooting .............................77
Errors and Possible Causes ......78
Turn off computer...........................21
TV card
Operation ...................................58
Watching TV ..............................59
TV card with remote control ...........55
TV tuner
Connection.................................58
98
TV Tuner Card............................... 55
U
Universal Serial Bus ...................... 60
Upgrades and Repairs................... 84
Using a safety lock ........................ 61
V
Views
Audio Out .................................. 15
Card reader ............................... 15
Device indicator ......................... 17
DVI ............................................ 15
Express Card/54........................ 15
Kensington lock ......................... 16
Keyboard ................................... 14
LAN port .................................... 15
Line In........................................ 15
Line Out..................................... 15
Microphone................................ 15
Modem port ............................... 15
Multifunction touchpad............... 14
Optical drive .............................. 15
Power ON/OFF.......................... 14
Power socket............................. 16
TFT Display ............................... 14
USB-Port ............................. 15, 16
W
Webcam ........................................ 53
Windows Vista®
Getting to Know......................... 62
Help and Support ...................... 62
Quickstartguide ......................... 62
User Account Control ................ 64
Welcome Center........................ 63
Help ........................................... 22
®
Windows Desktop ........................ 21
®
Windows Update ......................... 73
Wireless LAN................................. 49
Working in Comfort.......................... 5
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