User's Manual
NOTEBOOK
Content
Copyright Notice............................................................................................................1-4
Trademarks...................................................................................................................1-4
Revision History............................................................................................................1-4
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement.........................................................1-5
FCC Conditions.............................................................................................................1-5
CE Conformity...............................................................................................................1-5
Battery Regulations.......................................................................................................1-6
WEEE Statement..........................................................................................................1-6
Chemical Substances Information.................................................................................1-6
RoHS Statement...........................................................................................................1-7
Japan JIS C 0950 Material Declaration....................................................................1-7
India RoHS...............................................................................................................1-7
Turkey EEE regulation.............................................................................................1-7
Ukraine restriction of hazardous substances...........................................................1-7
Vietnam RoHS.........................................................................................................1-7
Upgrade and Warranty ................................................................................................1-8
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts...................................................................................1-8
Safety Instructions.........................................................................................................1-9
MSI Highlights ............................................................................................................1-11
Introductions.................................................................................2-1
Unpacking.....................................................................................................................2-2
Product Overview..........................................................................................................2-3
Top-open View.........................................................................................................2-3
Front Side View........................................................................................................2-5
Right Side View........................................................................................................2-7
Left Side View..........................................................................................................2-9
Rear Side View......................................................................................................2-11
Bottom Side View...................................................................................................2-12
How to Use the Keyboard...........................................................................................2-13
Windows Key.........................................................................................................2-13
Quick Launch Keys................................................................................................2-14
Disable or Enable Touchpad..................................................................................2-15
Enter Sleep Mode..................................................................................................2-15
Switch Display........................................................................................................2-15
Use Multiple Monitors.............................................................................................2-15
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Adjust the Brightness Level of the Display ............................................................2-16
Adjust the Sound Level of the Speaker..................................................................2-16
Adjust the Brightness Level of the Keyboard Backlight LED (optional)..................2-16
Application: True Color (optional)...........................................................................2-17
Specifications..............................................................................................................2-18
How to Get Started.......................................................................3-1
Begin to Use the Notebook...........................................................................................3-2
How to Use the Notebook Comfortably.........................................................................3-3
How to Manage Power Supply......................................................................................3-4
AC/DC Adapter........................................................................................................3-4
Battery......................................................................................................................3-4
How to Set Up a Power Plan in Windows 10................................................................3-6
Choose or Customize a Power Plan........................................................................3-6
Create Your Own Power Plan..................................................................................3-9
How to Use the Touchpad ..........................................................................................3-11
About HDD and SSD...................................................................................................3-13
About M.2 SSD Slot....................................................................................................3-13
How to Connect the Internet........................................................................................3-14
Wireless LAN.........................................................................................................3-14
Wired LAN..............................................................................................................3-16
How to Set Up Bluetooth Connection..........................................................................3-21
Activating Bluetooth Connection............................................................................3-21
How to Connect External Devices...............................................................................3-24
Video: How to Use RAID Function..............................................................................3-25
How to Select Boot Mode in BIOS..............................................................................3-26
Video: How to Restore Windows 10 Operating System on MSI Notebooks...............3-27
Video: How to Use MSI One Touch Install .................................................................3-28
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Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of Micro-Star International Co.,
Ltd. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as
to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we
reserve the right to make changes without notice.
Trademarks
All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Revision History
▶ Version: 3.0
▶ Date: 08, 2017
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and radiates radio frequency energy, and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
▶ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
▶ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
▶ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
NOTE
▶ The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
▶ Shield interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
FCC Conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
▶ This device may not cause harmful interference.
▶ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CE Conformity
This device is in compliance with the essential safety requirements
and other relevant provisions set out in the European Directive.
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Battery Regulations
European Union: Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should
not be disposed of as unsorted household waste. Please use the
public collection system to return, recycle, or treat them in compliance
with the local regulations.
Taiwan: For better environmental protection, waste batteries should
be collected separately for recycling or special disposal.
廢電池請回收
California, USA: The button cell battery may contain perchlorate material and requires
special handling when recycled or disposed of in California.
For further information please visit: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate/
Safety Guideline for Using Lithium Battery
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used batteries
according to manufacturer’s instructions.
WEEE Statement
European Union: Under the European Union ("EU") Directive on
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/96/
EC, which takes effect on August 13, 2005, products of "electrical
and electronic equipment" cannot be discarded as municipal waste
anymore and manufacturers of covered electronic equipment will be
obligated to take back such products at the end of their useful life.
Chemical Substances Information
In compliance with chemical substances regulations, such as the EU REACH Regulation
(Regulation EC No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council), MSI provides
the information of chemical substances in products at:
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/evmtprtt_pcm.html
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RoHS Statement
Japan JIS C 0950 Material Declaration
A Japanese regulatory requirement, defined by specification JIS C 0950, mandates that
manufacturers provide material declarations for certain categories of electronic products
offered for sale after July 1, 2006.
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/cemm_jp.html
http://tw.msi.com/html/popup/csr_tw/cemm_jp.html
India RoHS
This product complies with the "India E-waste (Management and Handling) Rule 2011"
and prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or
polybrominated diphenyl ethers in concentrations exceeding 0.1 weight % and 0.01 weight
% for cadmium, except for the exemptions set in Schedule 2 of the Rule.
Turkey EEE regulation
Conforms to the EEE Regulations of the Republic Of Turkey.
Ukraine restriction of hazardous substances
The equipment complies with requirements of the Technical Regulation, approved by the
Resolution of Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine as of December 3, 2008 № 1057, in terms
of restrictions for the use of certain dangerous substances in electrical and electronic
equipment.
Vietnam RoHS
As from December 1, 2012, all products manufactured by MSI comply with Circular
30/2011/TT-BCT temporarily regulating the permitted limits for a number of hazardous
substances in electronic and electric products.
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Upgrade and Warranty
Please note that certain components, such as memory modules, HDD, SSD, ODD,
and Bluetooth/WiFi combo card, etc., preinstalled in the product may be upgradable or
replaceable by user’s request depending on the models users purchased.
For any further information on the product users purchased, please contact the local
dealer. Do not attempt to upgrade or replace any component of the product if users do
not understand the component location or how to assembly/disassembly, since it may
cause the product damaged. It is recommended that user contact the authorized dealer or
service center for product service.
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts
Please be noticed that the acquisition of replaceable parts (or compatible ones) of
the product users purchased in certain countries or territories may be fulfilled by the
manufacturer within 5 years at most since the product has been discontinued, depending
on the official regulations declared at the time. Please contact the manufacturer via http://
www.msi.com/support/ for the detailed information about the acquisition of spare parts.
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Safety Instructions
Read the safety instructions carefully and thoroughly. All cautions and
warnings on the equipment or user’s manual should be noted.
Keep the notebook away from humidity and high temperature.
Lay the notebook on a stable surface before setting it up.
Do not cover the ventilators of the notebook to prevent the notebook
from overheating.
• Do not leave the notebook in an unconditioned environment with
a storage temperature above 60ºC (140ºF) or below 0ºC (32ºF),
which may damage the notebook.
• This notebook should be operated under maximum ambient
temperature of 35ºC (95ºF).
Place the power cord in a way that people are unlikely to step on it. Do
not place anything on top of the power cord.
Always keep the strong magnetic or electrical objects away from the
notebook.
• Never pour liquid into the opening that could damage the
equipment or cause an electrical shock.
• Never use any chemical substance to wipe the surface of this
equipment, such as keyboard, touchpad, and notebook case.
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If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by
a service personnel:
•
•
•
•
The power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment has not worked well or you can not get it work
according to User’s Manual.
• The equipment was dropped and damaged.
• The equipment has obvious signs of breakage.
Green Product Features
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Reduced energy consumption during use and stand-by
Limited use of substances harmful to the environment and health
Easily dismantled and recycled
Reduced use of natural resources by encouraging recycling
Extended product lifetime through easy upgrades
Reduced solid waste production through take-back policy
Environmental Policy
• The product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts
and recycling and should not be thrown away at its end of life.
• Users should contact the local authorized point of collection for
recycling and disposing of their end-of-life products.
• Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor for further
recycling information.
• Users may also reach us at gpcontdev@msi.com for information
regarding proper disposal, take-back, recycling, and disassembly
of MSI products.
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MSI Highlights
Explore more exclusive features of MSI notebooks for all series, please visit:
http://www.msi.com and https://www.youtube.com/user/MSI
How to use SteelSeries Engine 3 on MSI notebooks
MSI collaborates with SteelSeries to develop an exclusive SteelSeries
Engine 3 in gaming notebooks. SteelSeries Engine 3 is the Apps to
combine frequently used functions for gamers in multiple devices
management.
MSI GAMING Notebook is the first gaming Notebook featuring
XSplit Gamecaster live stream app!
MSI gaming notebook features XSplit Gamecaster, the easiest live
streaming and recording solution for gamers.
Sound by Dynaudio on MSI Gaming Notebooks
MSI partners with Dynaudio, the Danish sound specialists, in its gaming
notebooks to present you an authentic fidelity audio performance.
Color Your Life with True Color
MSI has partnered with Portrait Displays, Inc. in developing more
accurate, high precision panel quality. MSI True Color Technology
guarantees that each panel in a MSI notebook comes with the finest
precision in color.
Tutorial: How to use Nahimic
Discover how to use Nahimic and its three features: Nahimic Audio
Effects, Microphone Effects and HD Audio recorder.
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User's Manual
NOTEBOOK
Introductions
Congratulations on becoming an user of this notebook, the finely designed notebook. You
will have a delightful and professional experience in using this exquisite notebook. We are
proud to tell users that this notebook is thoroughly tested and certified by our reputation for
unsurpassed dependability and customer satisfaction.
Unpacking
First, unpack the shipping carton and check all items carefully. If any item contained is
damaged or missing, please contact your local dealer immediately. Also, keep the box
and packing materials in case you need to ship the unit in the future. The package should
contain the following items:
▶ Notebook
▶ Quick Start Guide
▶ AC/DC adapter and AC power cord
▶ Optional carry bag
▶ Optional all-in-one application disk, containing the full version of user’s manual,
drivers, utilities, and so on.
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Product Overview
This section provides the description of basic aspects of the notebook. It will help you to
know more about the appearance of this notebook before using it. Please be aware that
the figures shown here are for reference only.
Top-open View
The figure of top-open view and description shown below will lead you to browse the main
operating area of your notebook.
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1. Webcam/ Webcam LED/ Internal Microphone
• This built-in webcam can be used for picture taking, video recording or
conferencing, and so on.
• Webcam LED indicator, next to the webcam, glows when webcam function is
activated; LED goes out when this function is turned off.
• The built-in microphone and its function is the same with microphone.
2. Keyboard
The built-in keyboard provides all the functions of a full-sized keyboard. Refer to How
to Use the Keyboard for details.
3. Touchpad
This is the pointing device of the notebook.
4. Power LED/ GPU Mode LED
Power LED/ GPU Mode LED
Power
• Glowing red when the notebook power is turned on, and the
UMA GPU mode is selected.
• Glowing amber when the optionally supported discrete GPU
mode is selected.
• LED flashes when the notebook goes to the sleep state.
• LED goes off when the notebook is turned off.
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Front Side View
1. Status LED
Sleep State
• Blinks when the system is in Sleep state.
• LED goes out when the system is turned off.
Drive Activity Indicator
LED blinks when the system is accessing the internal storage
drives.
Num Lock
Glows when the Num Lock function is activated.
Caps Lock
Glows when the Caps Lock function is activated.
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Bluetooth
• Bluetooth LED indicator glows when Bluetooth function is
enabled.
• LED indicator goes out when this function is disabled.
Wireless LAN (WiFi)
• LED glows when WLAN (WiFi) function is enabled.
• LED goes out when this function is disabled.
Battery Status
• LED glows when the battery is being charged.
• Continuously blinking if the battery fails. If the problem
persists, please contact your local authorized retailer or
service center.
• Battery LED goes out when it is fully charged or when the
AC/DC adapter is disconnected.
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Right Side View
1. Power Button
Power Button
Power
• Use this button to turn the notebook power ON and OFF.
• Use this button to awake the notebook from the sleep state.
2. USB 2.0 Port
The USB 2.0 port allows you to connect USB-interface peripheral devices, such as the
mouse, keyboard, modem, portable hard disk module, printer, etc..
3. HDMI Connector
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) technology is the industry-leading
interface and de-facto standard connecting high-definition (HD) and ultra highdefinition (UHD) equipment.
4. Power Connector
This connector is to connect the AC/DC adapter and supply power for the notebook.
5. Ventilator
The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air
circulation.
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6. Thunderbolt (Type-C)(optional)
Thunderbolt™ 3 supports up to 40Gbps data rate, dual 4K displays monitor output,
USB3.1 connection, and portable charging power up to 5V/3A when AC power is
connected. However, the maximum portable charging power limitation may up to
5V/0.9A while only battery DC power is connected.
7. Mini-DisplayPort
The Mini-DisplayPort is a miniaturized version of the DisplayPort, with a suitable
adapter, the Mini-DisplayPort may be used to drive displays with a VGA, DVI or HDMI
interface.
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Left Side View
1. Ventilator
The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air
circulation.
2. Kensington Lock
This notebook provides a Kensington lock hole, which allows users to secure the
notebook in place.
3. RJ-45 Connector
The Ethernet connector, with optionally supported transmitting rate of
10/100/1000/10000 megabits per second, is used to connect a LAN cable for network
connection.
4. Audio Port Connectors
Make high quality sound blaster with stereo system and Hi-Fi function supported.
Microphone
Used for an external microphone.
Headphone out/ S/PDIF-out
• A connector for speakers or headphones.
• The S/PDIF connector is also provided for digital audio
transmission to external speakers through an optical fiber
cable.
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5. Card Reader
The built-in card reader supports various types of memory cards. Check the
Specifications for details.
6. USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0, the SuperSpeed USB, delivers the higher interface speeds for connecting
various devices, such as storage devices, hard drives, or video cameras, and offers
more advantages over high-speed data transferring.
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Rear Side View
1. Ventilator
The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air
circulation.
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Bottom Side View
1. Ventilator
The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air
circulation.
2. Stereo Speakers
This notebook may be equipped with built-in stereo speakers which deliver the high
quality sound, and supports the HD audio technology.
3. Battery Reset Hole
Whenever the system firmware (EC) is upgraded or the system hangs, please 1)
power off the notebook; 2) remove the AC power; 3) use a straightened paperclip to
insert this hole for 10 sec; 4) connect the AC power; 5) power on the notebook.
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How to Use the Keyboard
This notebook provides a full functioned keyboard. To ensure that the keyboard will be
functional properly, it is a must to install SCM application before using the keyboard
function keys.
Windows Key
You can find the Windows Logo key on the keyboard which is
used to perform Windows-specific functions, such as opening the
Start menu and launching the shortcut menu.
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Quick Launch Keys
Use the [Fn] combination keys on the keyboard to activate the specific applications or
tools. With the help of these keys, users will be able to do work more efficiently.
+
User Defined
+
ECO Mode
+
Webcam
+
SHIFT
+
Airplane Mode
• Press both Fn and F4 keys to launch the User Defined
application.
• Press Fn and F5 keys to switch to ECO Mode, the power
saving mode provided by SHIFT function.
• Press Fn and F6 keys to turn the Webcam function on. Press
again to turn it off.
• Webcam is turned off under default settings.
• Press Fn and F7 keys repeatedly to switch among Turbo
Mode (optional)/ Sport Mode/ Comfort Mode/ ECO Mode/
Power Options to shift the performance depending on users'
demand.
• Be noted that the selections of Turbo Mode/ Sport Mode/
Comfort Mode will only be available when AC Power is
connected.
• Refer to the Notebook Software Application Manual for further
details.
• Press Fn and F10 keys repeatedly to turn Airplane Mode on
or off recurrently.
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Disable or Enable Touchpad
+
Enable or disable the touchpad function.
Enter Sleep Mode
+
Force the computer into sleep state (depending on the system
configuration). Press the Power button to wake up the system
from sleep state.
Switch Display
+
Switch the display output mode between the LCD, external
monitor and both.
Use Multiple Monitors
If users connect an additional monitor to the notebook, the
system will automatically detect the external monitor connected.
Users will be allowed to customize the display settings.
+
• Connect the monitor to the notebook.
• Press and hold the Windows key, and then press [P] key to
bring up [Project].
• Select how you want your display to project on the second
screen from the selections of PC screen only, Duplicate,
Extend, and Second screen only.
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Adjust the Brightness Level of the Display
+
+
Increase the LCD brightness.
Decrease the LCD brightness.
Adjust the Sound Level of the Speaker
+
+
+
Increase the built-in speaker’s volume.
Decrease the built-in speaker’s volume.
Mute the built-in speakers.
Adjust the Brightness Level of the Keyboard Backlight LED
(optional)
+
Increase the brightness level of the keyboard backlight LEDs.
Decrease the brightness level of the keyboard backlight LEDs.
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Application: True Color (optional)
This notebook may be pre-installed the True Color application. With this application, users
can select various color settings for the best viewing experience.
Refer to the Notebook Software Application Manual for detailed instructions.
+
True Color
+
True Color
Selections
• Press and hold the Fn key, and then press the Z key to
launch the True Color application.
• Press and hold the Fn key, and then press the A key to
change different view modes.
Video: How to Use [Fn] Buttons
Watch the instruction video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2EGE1rzfrQ
YouTube
Youku
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Specifications
The specifications listed here is reference only, and may change without notice. The actual
products sold are different from areas.
Visit MSI official website at www.msi.com, or contact the local retailers to learn the correct
specifications of the product user purchased.
Physical Characteristic
Dimension
380(W) x 249(D) x 17.7(H)mm
Weight
< 1.8 kg
CPU
Package
BGA
CPU Processor Type
Intel® Quad/ Dual Core Mobile Processor
Core Chip
PCH
Intel® series
Memory
Technology
DDR4, 1866/ 2133/ 2400
Memory
DDR4 SO-DIMM slots x 2
Maximum
Up to 32GB
Power
AC/DC Adapter (1)
(optional)
180W, 19.5V
Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Output: 19.5V
9.23A
AC/DC Adapter (2)
(optional)
150W, 19.5V
Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Output: 19.5V
7.7A
AC/DC Adapter (3)
(optional)
135W, 19.5V
Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Output: 19.5V
6.92A
Battery
3-cell
RTC Battery
Yes
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Storage
HDD form factor
x1, 2.5" HDD
SSD
x1, M.2 SSD, SATA/ PCIE combo
I/O Port
USB
x 3 (USB 3.0)
x 1 (USB 2.0)
x1
ThunderboltTM 3
• USB 3.1, Type-C interface, 4K output supported.
• 5V/3A output charing optionally supported when AC power
is connected.
• Maximum portable charging power limitation may up to
5V/0.9A while only battery DC power is connected.
Mic-in
x1
Headphone-out
x 1 (S/PDIF-Out supported)
RJ45
x1
HDMI
x1
Mini-DisplayPort
x1
Card Reader
x1 (SD4.0/ SD3.0/ SD/ MMC)
The supported memory cards may vary without notice.
Communication Port
LAN
Supported
Wireless LAN
Supported
Bluetooth
Supported
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Display
LCD Type
15.6" FHD/ UHD LED panel
Video
Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® discrete graphics
with NVIDIA® Optimus™ supported
• Intel® HD UMA graphics
• Virtual Reality optionally supported
VRAM
GDDR5, based on GPU structure
Webcam
Resolution
HD
Audio
Internal Speakers
x2
Security
Trusted Platform
Module
(optional)
TPM 2.0 is a hardware-based encryption device that
collaborates with software measures to form a more
advanced and secure data protection.
TPM functionalities can be de/activated in BIOS settings
where appropriate.
With professional versions of Windows, BitLocker is the
default console available for TPM communications serving
data encryption purposes.
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User's Manual
NOTEBOOK
How to Get Started
Begin to Use the Notebook
For a new user of this notebook, we would like to suggest you follow the illustrations below
to begin to use the notebook.
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How to Use the Notebook Comfortably
If you are a beginner to the notebook, please read the following instructions to assure your
own safety, and make yourself comfortable during the operations.
▶ Good illumination is essential in the work area.
▶ Choose a chair and desk with good ergonomics and adjust their heights according
to your posture.
▶ Adjust the backrest to support your lower back comfortably when you are sitting
upright.
▶ Place your feet flat on the floor with your knees bent to a 90 degrees.
▶ Adjust the angle/position of the LCD panel to have an optimal view.
▶ Stretch and relax your body regularly. Always take a break after working for a period
of time.
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90-120
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How to Manage Power Supply
This section provides users basic safety precautions to take when using an AC/DC
adapter and battery power properly.
AC/DC Adapter
Ensure that your notebook is connected to an AC power source via the AC adapter before
turning it on for the first time. If the notebook automatically shuts down due to low battery
power, it is likely to cause system failure. Below are some Dos and Don'ts of an AC/DC
adapter.
▶ Dos
• Use the adapter that shipped with your notebook only.
• Always be aware of heat coming from the in use AC/DC adapter.
• Unplug the AC power cord before disassembly the notebook.
▶ Don'ts
• Cover an in-use adapter since it can generate heat.
• Have the AC power cord plugged after powering off the system when the
notebook is going to be left unused for a longer time.
Battery
When you get a new notebook or a new notebook battery, it is important to know how to
charge and care for your battery in order to get the most out it for as long as you can.
Be aware of that the battery may not be replaced by users.
▶▶ Safety guidelines
• This notebook is equipped with a non-removable battery, follow the local
regulations while discarding the notebook.
• Always keep the notebook and its battery away from excessive moisture and
extreme temperatures.
• Always unplug the AC power cord before installing any module to the notebook.
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▶▶ Battery type
• This notebook may be equipped with a high-capacity Li-ion or Li-polymer battery
pack depending on the model you have.
• The rechargeable battery pack is an internal power source of the notebook.
▶▶ Battery charging behavior
To optimize battery life and avoid a sudden power loss, read the tips below:
• Suspend system operation if the system will be idle for a while or shorten the
suspend timer’s time period.
• Turn off the system if you won’t be using it for a period of time.
• Disable unnecessary settings or remove idle peripherals.
• Connect an AC/DC adapter to the system whenever possible.
▶▶ How to charge the battery properly
Please pay attention to the following tips before recharging the battery:
• If a charged battery pack is not available, save your work and close all running
programs and shut down the system.
• Plug in an AC/DC adapter.
• You can use the system, suspend system operation or shut down and turn off the
system without interrupting the charging process.
• The Li-ion or Li-polymer battery has no memory effect. It is unnecessary to
discharge the battery before recharging. However, to optimize the life of battery,
we suggest that consuming the battery power completely once a month is
necessary.
• The actual charging time will be determined by the applications in use.
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How to Set Up a Power Plan in Windows 10
A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how your
computer uses and conserves power. Power plans can save energy, maximize system
performance, or balance energy conservation with performance. The default power plans
— Balanced and Power saver — meet most people's needs. But you can modify settings
for existing plans or create your own plan.
Choose or Customize a Power Plan
1. Find [Windows] icon in the lower-left corner of the screen. Right click it to unfold the
selection menu. Select [Power Options] within the menu.
2. Select [Additional power settings] under [Related settings].
3. Choose a Power Plan by left clicking on one of the selections from the Power Plan
list. The Power Plan of [Balanced] is selected as an example here. Click on the
[Change plan settings] to the right of the power plan to customize a power plan.
4. Choose the sleep and display settings you want your computer to use. Click on
[Change advanced power settings] to make changes to the selected power plan
settings to meet your needs.
5. To restore the selected Power Plan back to its default settings, click on [Restore
plan defaults] and then click [Yes] to confirm.
6. Click [OK] to finish.
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Create Your Own Power Plan
You can create your own power plan and customize it as your requirement. However, it
will be recommended to use ECO Mode power saving function to optimize the battery life
while using this notebook.
Please refer to the section of System Control Manager (SCM) in the Notebook Software
Application Manual for details.
1. Select Power Options in the menu. Click [Create a power plan] in the left pane.
2. Select an existing plan that meet your needs most, and give the plan a name. Click
[Next] to continue.
3. Change the settings for the new power plan. Click [Create] to make the customized
power plan taking effect.
4. Now you have a new power plan that is automatically set as active.
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How to Use the Touchpad
The touchpad integrated in your notebook is a pointing device that is compatible with
standard mouse, allowing you to control the notebook by pointing the location of the cursor
on the screen.
▶ Configure the Touchpad
You can customize the pointing device to meet your personal needs. For example, if
you are a left-handed user, you may want to swap the functions of the two buttons.
In addition, you can change the size, shape, moving speed and other advanced
features of the cursor on the screen.
To configure the touchpad, you can use the standard Microsoft or IBM PS/2 driver in
your Windows operating system. The Mouse Properties in Control Panel allows you
to change the configuration.
▶ Position and Move
Place your finger on the touchpad (usually using the forefinger), and the rectangular
pad will act as a miniature duplicate of your display. When you move your fingertip
across the pad, the cursor on the screen will move simultaneously to the same
direction. When your finger reaches the edge of the pad, lift your finger and place it
on a proper location of the touchpad to continue the movement.
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▶ Point and Click
When you have moved and placed the cursor over an icon, a menu item or a
command that you want to execute, simply tap slightly on the touchpad or press
the left button to select. This procedure, called as point and click is the basics of
operating your notebook. Unlike the traditional pointing device such as the mouse,
the whole touchpad can act as a left button, so that your each tap on the touchpad
is equivalent to pressing the left button. Tapping twice more rapidly on the touchpad
is to execute a double-click.
▶ Drag and Drop
You can move files or objects in your notebook by using drag-and-drop. To do so,
place the cursor on the desired item and slightly tap twice on the touchpad, and
then keep your fingertip in contact with the touchpad on the second tap. Now, you
can drag the selected item to the desired location by moving your finger on the
touchpad, and then lift your finger from the touchpad to drop the item into place.
Alternately, you can press and hold the left button when you select an item, and
then move your finger to the desired location; finally, release the left button to finish
the drag-and-drop operation.
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About HDD and SSD
This notebook may be equipped with hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD)
depending on the models users purchased.
The hard disk drive and solid state drive are the data storage devices used for storing and
retrieving digital information. Most SSDs use NAND-based flash memory, and have higher
data transfer rates, lower power consumption, and faster read/write speed than HDDs.
Do not attempt to remove or install the HDD and SSD when the notebook is powered on.
Please consult an authorized retailer or service center for the replacement of the HDDs
and SSDs.
About M.2 SSD Slot
The notebook may be equipped with M.2 SSD slots for M.2 SSD cards, which are
compatible with SATA or PCIe interfaces, providing diverse features and usages to users.
Consult an authorized retailer or service center for correct specifications and installations.
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How to Connect the Internet
Wireless LAN
Wireless LAN is a wireless broadband connection that allows you to connect to the
Internet without using any cables. Follow the instructions below to set up a Wireless LAN
connection.
▶ Wireless LAN Connection
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar and
click on it to unfold the settings menu.
2. There are [Wi-Fi] and [Airplane mode] two options in the Network settings,
select [Wi-Fi] here.
3. Choose one Wireless LAN connection from the network list to connect to the
Internet. Click [Connect] to continue.
4. A security key may be required for connecting the selected network. Then click
[Next].
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▶ Check the Wireless LAN status
When Airplane mode is enabled, Wireless LAN connection will be turned off. Before
setting up a Wireless LAN connection, make sure that Airplane mode is turned off.
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar and
click on it to unfold the settings menu.
2. Check if Wireless LAN mode is available in the Network settings.
3. Or, find the [SCM] icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar and click on it to
bring out the main window of System Control Manager, please check if Wireless
LAN mode is turned on.
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Wired LAN
Using cables and network adapters to connect to the Internet. Before setting up the
connection of Dynamic IP/PPPoE or Broadband (PPPoE) or Static IP, contact your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network administrator for assistance of setting up
Internet connection.
▶ Dynamic IP/PPPoE Connection
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar,
and then right click on it to select [Open Network and Sharing Center].
2. Choose [Change adapter settings].
3. Right click on [Ethernet] to select [Properties] from the drop-down menu.
4. In the Ethernet Properties window, select [Networking] tab and check [Internet
Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)]. Then click [Properties] to continue.
5. Select [General] tab, click [Obtain an IP address automatically] and [Obtain
DNS server address automatically]. Then click [OK].
Troubleshoot problems
Open Network and Sharing Center
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▶ Broadband (PPPoE) Connection
icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar,
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
right click on it to select [Open Network and Sharing Center].
2. Select [Set up a new connection or network] under [Change your networking
settings].
3. Select [Connect to the Internet], and then click [Next].
4. Click [Broadband (PPPoE)].
5. Fills User name, Password, and Connection name fields. Then click [Connect].
Troubleshoot problems
Open Network and Sharing Center
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▶ Static IP Connection
1. Follow the previous steps 1 to 4 in Dynamic IP/PPPoE Connection.
2. Select [General] tab and click [Use the following IP address] and [Use the
following DNS server addresses]. You will be asked to fill the IP address,
Subnet mask, and Default gateway, and then click [OK].
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How to Set Up Bluetooth Connection
Bluetooth pairing is a process in which two Bluetooth devices communicate with each
other through an established connection.
Activating Bluetooth Connection
▶ Checking the Bluetooth status
When Airplane mode is enabled, Bluetooth connection will be turned off. Before
setting up a Bluetooth connection, make sure that Airplane mode is turned off.
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
click on it.
icon in the lower-left corner of the screen and
2. Select [Settings] to bring out [Windows Settings] menu, and then select
[Devices] to enter the next Settings menu.
3. Select [Bluetooth & other devices].
4. Switch [On] the Bluetooth connection if it is set to [Off].
5. Or, find the [SCM] icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar and click on it
to bring out the main window of System Control Manager. Check if Bluetooth
connection is switched on.
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▶ Pairing the Bluetooth devices
1. Go to [Start/ Settings/ Devices], and then find [Bluetooth & other devices].
2. Click on [Add Bluetooth or other device].
3. Click on [Bluetooth].
4. Select a device to start pairing.
5. Give the passcode as instructed by the device waiting to be connected, and
then click on [Connect] to continue.
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How to Connect External Devices
This notebook may be equipped with various connecting I/O (input/output) ports, such
as USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and mini DisplayPort. Users will be able to connect diverse
peripheral devices to the notebook.
To connect these devices, refer to the instruction manuals of each device first, and then
connect the device to the notebook. This notebook is capable to auto detect the connected
devices, and if there is no detection of the devices, please manually enable the devices by
going to [Start Menu/ Control Panel/ Hardware and Sound/ Add a device] to add the new
devices.
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Video: How to Use RAID Function
This notebook may support RAID function of different levels. RAID allows users to
store data on multiple hard disk drives or solid state drives. Contact the local dealer for
further and correct information and be noted that the supported RAID functions may vary
depending on the models users purchased.
Watch the instruction video at: https://youtu.be/u2C35-ctFbw
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How to Select Boot Mode in BIOS
1. Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, press the DEL key
immediately and enter the BIOS menu.
2. Move the cursor to [Boot] tab, and select [Boot mode select] in Boot Configuration.
3. For operating systems support UEFI-based BIOS (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1),
it is suggested to select [UEFI].
4. For Windows 7 or previous versions of Windows, select [Legacy] mode.
5. Refer to MSI FAQ for further information about installing Windows operating system
on the notebook at https://www.msi.com/faq/notebook-1971
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Video: How to Restore Windows 10 Operating
System on MSI Notebooks
Watch the instruction video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSrK6xAQooU, to
restore the Windows 10 operating system by using [F3 Recovery] and [Windows 10
Settings] when it is needed.
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Video: How to Use MSI One Touch Install
MSI "One Touch Install", the one-click installer application, allows users to efficiently
install all needed drivers on MSI notebooks with single click.
Watch the instruction video at:
Windows 10/ 8.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERItRaJUKQs
Windows 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43lnM4m-500
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