User’s Manual
P300/P300D Series
computers.toshiba-europe.com
P300/P300D Series
Copyright
© 2008 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright
laws, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior
written permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect
to the use of the information contained herein.
Toshiba P300/P300D Series Portable Personal Computer User's Manual
First edition February 2008
Ownership and copyright of music, video, computer programs, databases,
etc. are protected by the copyright laws. These copyrighted materials may
be copied for private use at home only. If, beyond the limitation above, you
copy (including to transform data formats) or modify these materials,
transfer them or distribute them via the Internet without approval of
copyright owners, you may be subject to claims for compensation for
damage and/or criminal penalties due to infringements of copyrights or
personal rights. Please remember to observe the copyright laws when you
use this product to copy the copyrighted works or perform other actions.
Please note that you may infringe the owner's rights protected by the
copyright laws if you use the screen mode switching functions (e.g. Wide
mode, Wide Zoom mode, etc.) of this product to display enlarged
images/video at coffee shops or hotels for the purposes of profits or
providing these to the public.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected
by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized
by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Disclaimer
This manual has been validated and reviewed for accuracy. The
instructions and descriptions it contains are accurate for the P300/P300D
Series Portable Personal Computer at the time of this manual’s production.
However, succeeding computers and manuals are subject to change
without notice. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for damages incurred directly
or indirectly from errors, omissions or discrepancies between the computer
and the manual.
Trademarks
Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
DirectX, AcriveDesktop, DirectShow, and Windows Media are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel, Intel Core, Celeron, Centrino and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Turion, Radeon, and
combinations thereof, ATI Mobility Radeon are trademarks of Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc.
Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by its proprietor and used by
TOSHIBA under license.
ConfigFree is a trademark of TOSHIBA Corporation.
The HD DVD Logo is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing
Corporation.
DVD MovieFactory is a trademark of the Ulead Systems, Inc.
BizCard is a trademark of NewSoft Technology Corporation.
Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
ExpressCard is a trademark of PCMCIA.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Labelflash is a trademark of YAMAHA CORPORATION.
Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and i.LINK are registered trademarks
and i.LINK is a trademark of SonyCorporation.
MultiMediaCard and MMC are trademarks of MultiMediaCard Association.
Photo CD is a trademark of Eastman Kodak.
Secure Digital and SD are trademarks of SD Card Association.
xD-Picture Card is a trademark of Fuji Photo Film, Co., Ltd.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used
in this manual.
Safety lnstructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect yourself and your
computer.
When Using Your Computer
Do not operate your portable computer for an extended period of time with
the base resting directly on your body. With extended operation, heat can
potentially build up in the base. Allowing sustained contact with the skin
could cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn.
■ Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow
installation instructions closely.
■ Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where
metal objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery
terminals. The resulting excessive current follow can cause extremely
high temperatures and may result in damage from burns.
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■ Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adapter's power cable and that
the cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
■ Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the
floor, when you use it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do
not cover the AC adapter with papers or other items that will reduce
cooling; also, do not use the AC adapter while it is inside a carrying
case.
■ Use only the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for use with
this computer. Use of another type of battery or AC adapter may risk fire
or explosion.
■ Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the
voltage rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power
source. 115V/60 Hz in most of North and South America and some Far
Eastern countries such as Taiwan. 100 V/50 Hz in eastern Japan and
100 V/60 Hz in westem Japan. 230 V/50 Hz in most of Europe, the
Middle East, and the Far East.
■ If you use an extension cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total
ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does
not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
■ To remove power form the computer, turn it off, remove the battery, and
disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
■ To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or
disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this
product during an electrical storm.
■ When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
EU Declaration of Conformity
CE compliance
This product is labelled with the CE Mark in accordance with Radio
Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive
1999/5/EC which includes the compliance to the Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC and the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC.
CE Marking is the responsibility of TOSHIBA EUROPE GmbH,
Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany, phone +49-(0)-2131-158-01.
For a copy of the related CE Declaration of Conformity please refer to the
following website: http://epps.toshiba-teg.com.
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This product and the supplied accessories are designed to observe the
required EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) standards. However,
Toshiba cannot guarantee that this product still observes these EMC
standards if accessories or cables not manufactured/distributed by Toshiba
are connected or implemented. To avoid in general EMC problems, the
following advice should be observed:
■ Only CE marked accessories should be connected/implemented
■ Only the best shielded data cables should be connected
Working environment
This product was designed to fulfill the EMC (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) requirements for "residential, commercial and light industry
environments". The following environment is not approved:
In the following environments the use of this product can be restricted:
■ Industrial Environments (e.g. environments where a mains voltage of
380V three-phase is being used).
■ Medical Environments: This product is not certified as a medical
product according to the Medical Product Directive 93/42/EEC, but can
be used in office areas where the use is not restricted. Please disable
the wireless LAN or Bluetooth hardware in such areas as long this
feature is not official supported by the operator of the related medical
facility.
■ Vehicle Environments: Please read the operator's manual of the vehicle
manufacturer for further restrictions of use.
■ Aircraft Environments: Please follow the advices of the flight personnel
regarding restrictions of use.
Any consequences resulting from the use of this product in working
environments that are not approved or the use is restricted are not the
responsibility of Toshiba Corporation. The consequences of the use of this
product in those working environments may be:
■ Interference with other devices or machines in the nearby surrounding
area
■ Malfunction of, or data loss from, this product caused by disturbances
generated by other devices or machines in the nearby surrounding area
Furthermore, for general safety reasons, the use of this product in
environments with explosive atmospheres is not permitted.
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Modem warning notice
Conformity Statement
The equipment has been approved to [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR
21"] for pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched
Telephone Network (PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in
different countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an
unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network
termination point.
In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the
first instance.
Network Compatibility Statement
This product is designed to work with, and is compatible with the following
networks. It has been tested to and found to conform with the additional
requirements conditional in EG 201 121.
Germany
ATAAB AN005, AN006, AN007, AN009, AN010 and
DE03, 04, 05, 08, 09,12,14,17
Greece
ATAAB AN005, AN006 and GR01, 02, 03, 04
Portugal
ATAAB AN001, 005, 006, 007, 011 and P03, 04, 08,
10
Spain
ATAAB AN005, 007, 012, and ES01
Switzerland
ATAAB AN002
All other
countries/regions
ATAAB AN003, 004
Specific switch settings or software setup are required for each network,
please refer to the relevant sections of the user guide for more details.
The hookflash (timed break register recall) function is subject to separate
national type approvals. It has not been tested for conformity to national
type regulations, and no guarantee of successful operation of that specific
function on specific national networks can be given.
GOST
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ENERGY STAR® Program
Your computer model may be ENERGY STAR® Compliant. If the model
you purchased is compliant, it is labeled with the ENERGY STAR® logo on
the computer and the following information applies.TOSHIBA is a partner in
the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Program
and has designed this computer to meet the latest ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency. Your computer ships with the power
management options preset to a configuration that will provide the most
stable operating environment and optimum system performance for both
AC power and battery modes. To conserve energy, your computer is set to
enter the low-power Sleep mode which shuts down the system and display
within 15 minutes of inactivity in AC power mode. TOSHIBA recommends
that you leave this and other energy saving features active, so that your
computer will operate at its maximum energy efficiency. You can wake the
computer from Sleep mode by pressing the power button.Products that
earn the ENERGY STAR® prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting
strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US EPA and the EU
Commission. According to the EPA, a computer meeting the new ENERGY
STAR® specifications will use between 20% and 50% less energy
depending on how it is used.Visit http://www.eu-energystar.org or
http://www.energystar.gov for more information regarding the ENERGY
STAR Program.
Following information is only for EU-member states:
The symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Please ensure this product is properly
disposed as inappropriate waste handling of this product may
cause potential hazards to the environment and human health.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
This symbol may not be displayed depending on the country and region
where you purchased.
Optical disc drive safety instructions
Be sure to check the international precautions at the end of this section.
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Hitach-LG Data Storage
DVD Super Multi GSA-T40F/GSA-T40N
■ The DVD Super Multi drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper
use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance,
contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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Panasonic
DVD Super Multi UJ-870B
■ The DVD Super Multi drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper
use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance,
contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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Pioneer
DVD Super Multi DVR-KD08
■ The DVD Super Multi drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper
use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance,
contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive TS-L462D
■ The CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive employs a laser system. To ensure
proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully
and retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require
maintenance, contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
8x slim DVD Writable Drive TS-L632H
■ This DVD writable drive employ a laser system to ensure proper use of
this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retainfor
future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an
authorized service location-see service procedure.
■ Use of controls or adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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TOSHIBA
HD DVD-ROM Drive SD-L802B
■ This HD DVD-ROM drive employ a laser system to ensure proper use
of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retain
for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact
an authorized service location-see service procedure.
■ Use of controls or adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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TOSHIBA
HD DVD-RW Drive SD-L912A
■ This DVD writable drive employ a laser system to ensure proper use of
this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retain for
future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an
authorized service location-see service procedure.
■ Use of controls or adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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International Precautions
CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser
system and is classified as a "CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT." To use this model
properly, read the instruction manual
carefully and keep this manual for your
future reference. In case of any trouble
with this model, please contact your
nearest "AUTHORIZED service station."
To prevent direct exposure to the laser
beam, do not try to open the enclosure.
VORSICHT: Dieses Gerät enthält ein
Laser-System und ist als
"LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1 PRODUKT"
klassifiziert. Für den richtigen Gebrauch
dieses Modells lesen Sie bitte die
Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durch und
bewahren diese bitte als Referenz auf.
Falls Probleme mit diesem Modell
auftreten, benachrichtigen Sie bitte die
nächste "autorisierte Service-Vertretung".
Um einen direkten Kontakt mit dem
Laserstrahl zu vermeiden darf das Gerät
nicht geöffnet werden.
ADVARSEL: Denne mærking er anbragt
udvendigt på apparatet og indikerer, at
apparatet arbejder med laserstråler af
klasse 1, hviket betyder, at der anvendes
laserstrlier af svageste klasse, og at man
ikke på apparatets yderside kan bilve
udsat for utilladellg kraftig stråling.
APPARATET BOR KUN ÅBNES AF
FAGFOLK MED SÆRLIGT KENDSKAB
TIL APPARATER MED LASERSTRÅLER!
Indvendigt i apparatet er anbragt den her
gengivne advarselsmækning, som advarer
imod at foretage sådanne indgreb i
apparatet, at man kan komme til at udsatte
sig for laserstråling.
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OBS! Apparaten innehåller
laserkomponent som avger laserstråining
överstigande gränsen för laserklass 1.
VAROITUS. Suojakoteloa si saa avata.
Laite sisältää laserdiodin, joka lähetää
näkymätöntä silmilie vaarallista
lasersäteilyä.
CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR
ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
RADIATION EXPOSURE.
VORSICHT: DIE VERWENDUNG VON
ANDEREN STEUERUNGEN ODER
EINSTELLUNGEN ODER DAS
DURCHFÜHREN VON ANDEREN
VORGÄNGEN ALS IN DER
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
BESCHRIEBEN KÖNNEN
GEFÄHRLICHE
STRAHLENEXPOSITIONEN ZUR FOLGE
HABEN.
Important Notice
Copyrighted works including, but not limited to music, video, computer
program, databases are protected by copyright laws. Unless specifically
permitted under applicable copyright laws, you cannot copy, modify, assign,
transmit or otherwise dispose of any copyrighted work with the consent of
the owner of the copyright. Please take notice that unauthorized copying,
modification, assignment, transmission and disposition may be subject to
claims for damages and penalties.
■ Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
■ Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
■ Use only the power cord indicated in this manual.
■ Replace only with the same or equivalent type battery recommended by
the manufacturer.
■ Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Use only the battery pack that came with the computer or an optional
battery pack. Use of wrong battery could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
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General Precautions
TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and
withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be
observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the
computer.
Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions
included in the text of the manual.
Creating a computer-friendly environment
Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer
and any other items you are using, such as a printer.
Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to provide
adequate ventilation. Otherwise, they may overheat.
To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area
from:
■ Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight.
■ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as
stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the
computer) or speakerphones.
■ Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature
change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.
■ Extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
■ Liquids and corrosive chemicals.
Stress injury
Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. It contains
information on the prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists
that can be caused by extensive keyboard use. Chapter 3, Getting Started,
also includes information on work space design, posture and lighting that
can help reduce physical stress.
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Heat injury
■ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is
used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the
temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical
contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the
computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your
skin might suffer a low-heat injury.
■ If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with
the metal plate supporting the various interface ports as this can
become hot.
■ The surface of the AC adaptor can become hot when in use but this
condition does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the
AC adaptor, you should disconnect it and let it cool before moving it.
■ Do not lay the AC adaptor on a material that is sensitive to heat as the
material could become damaged.
Pressure or impact damage
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of
strong impact as this can damage the computer's components or otherwise
cause it to malfunction.
ExpressCard overheating
Some PC and ExpressCards can become hot during prolonged use which
may result in errors or instability in the operation of the device in question.
In addition, you should also be careful when you remove a PC or
ExpressCard that has been used for a long time.
Mobile phones
Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio
system. The operation of the computer will not be impaired in any way, but
it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between
the computer and a mobile phone that is in use.
Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
All important information on the safe and proper use of this computer is
described in the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. Be
sure to read it before using the computer.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction
Equipment checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Special features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
TOSHIBA Value Added Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Utilities and Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Chapter 2
The Grand Tour
Front with the display closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Backside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Front with the display open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Optical Disc Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
AC adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Remote controller (Provided with some models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Chapter 3
Getting Started
Installing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the AC adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning on the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista™ setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning off the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restarting the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Recovery Options and Restoring
the pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
Using the TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Using the fingerprint sensor (FingerPrint sensor
is provided with some models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
USB Sleep and Charge function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Using the Web Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Using the microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Using the optical disc drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Writing CD/DVD with the DVD Super Multi drive
or HD DVD-ROM drive supporting DVD±R DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Writing CD/DVD/HD DVDs on HD DVD-RW drives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
TOSHIBA Disc Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
Data Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
When using Ulead DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Media care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Using the FM tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Wireless communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Cleaning the computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Moving the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Chapter 5
The Keyboard
Typewriter keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F1 ... F12 function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Soft keys: Fn key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hot keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows® special keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generating ASCII characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 6
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5-4
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Power and Power-Up Modes
Power conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Power indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Battery types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Care and use of the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Replacing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Starting the computer by password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Power-up modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Panel power off/on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
System Auto Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Chapter 7
HW Setup
Accessing HW Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
HW Setup Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
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Chapter 8
Optional Devices
ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
SD/SDHC/MMC/MEMORY STICK/MEMORY STICK PRO/xD
Memory cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Memory expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Additional battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Additional AC adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
External monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
HDMI (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
i.LINK (IEEE1394) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Security lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
Chapter 9
Troubleshooting
Problem solving process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
Hardware and system checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
TOSHIBA support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Appendix A
Specifications
Appendix B
Display Controller and Modes
Appendix C
Wireless LAN
Appendix D
AC Power Cord and Connectors
Appendix E
Legal Footnotes
Appendix F
If your computer is stolen
Glossary
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of the P300/P300D Series computer.
This powerful notebook computer provides excellent expansion capability,
including multimedia devices, and it is designed to provide years of reliable,
high-performance computing.
This manual tells you how to set up and begin using your P300/P300D
Series computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your
computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and
troubleshooting.
If you are a new user of computers or if you’re new to portable computing,
first read over the Introduction and The Grand Tour chapters to familiarize
yourself with the computer's features, components and accessory devices.
Then read Getting Started for step-by-step instructions on setting up your
computer.
If you are an experienced computer user, please continue reading the
preface to learn how this manual is organized, then become acquainted
with this manual by browsing through its pages. Be sure to look over the
Specifications section of the Introduction, to learn about features that are
uncommon or unique to the computer. If you are going to install
ExpressCards or connect external devices such as a monitor, be sure to
read Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Manual contents
This manual is composed of the following nine chapters, five appendixes, a
glossary and an index.
Chapter 1, Introduction, is an overview of the computer's features,
capabilities, and options.
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour, identifies the components of the computer and
briefly explains how they function.
Chapter 3, Getting Started, provides a quick overview of how to begin
operating your computer and gives tips on safety and designing your work
area.
Chapter 4, Operating Basics, includes instructions on using the following
devices: TouchPad, Sound System, optical media drives, modem, wireless
communication and LAN. It also provides tips on care of the computer, and
CD/DVDs.
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Chapter 5, The Keyboard, describes special keyboard functions including
hot keys.
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, gives details on the computer's
power resources and battery save modes.
Chapter 7, HW Setup explains how to configure the computer using the
HW Setup program.
Chapter 8, Optional Devices, describes the optional hardware available.
Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, provides helpful information on how to perform
some diagnostic tests, and suggests courses of action if the computer
doesn’t seem to be working properly.
The Appendices provide technical information about your computer.
The Glossary defines general computer terminology and includes a list of
acronyms used in the text.
The Index quickly directs you to the information contained in this manual.
Conventions
This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight
terms and operating procedures.
Abbreviations
On first appearance, and whenever necessary for clarity, abbreviations are
enclosed in parenthesis following their definition. For example: Read Only
Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary.
Icons
Icons identify ports, dials, and other parts of your computer. The indicator
panel also uses icons to identify the components it is providing information
on.
Keys
The keyboard keys are used in the text to describe many computer
operations. A distinctive typeface identifies the key top symbols as they
appear on the keyboard. For example, Enter identifies the Enter key.
Key operation
Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys. We
identify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus sign
(+). For example, Ctrl + C means you must hold down Ctrl and at the same
time press C. If three keys are used, hold down the first two and at the
same time press the third.
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ABC
When procedures require an action such as
clicking an icon or entering text, the icon’s name
or the text you are to type in is represented in the
type face you see to the left.
Display
ABC
Names of windows or icons or text generated by
the computer that appears on its display screen is
presented in the type face you see to the left.
Messages
Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your
attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below.
Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use of equipment or
failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or damage your
equipment.
Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make best use of
your equipment.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which could result in death or
serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Terminology
This term is defined in this document as follows:
Start
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The word "Start" refers to the
Microsoft® Windows Vista™.
button in
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and it identifies the
computer's features, options and accessories.
Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if
you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA.
Equipment checklist
Carefully unpack your computer. Save the box and packing materials for
future use.
Hardware
Check to make sure you have all the following items:
■ P300/P300D Series Portable Personal Computer
■ Universal AC adaptor and power cord
■ Modular cable for modem (provided with some models)
It is necessary to install the battery to use this computer. Refer to Installing
the battery pack section in Chapter 3, Getting Started.
Software
Microsoft® Windows Vista™
The following software is preinstalled:
■ Microsoft® Windows Vista™
■ Microsoft Internet Explorer
■ TOSHIBA Value Added Package
■ TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
■ TOSHIBA Supervisor Password
■ TOSHIBA Assist
■ TOSHIBA ConfigFree
■ TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER*
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■ TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER* (HD DVD model only)
■ TOSHIBA FingerPrint Utility *(FingerPrint support model only)
■ TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities
■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition*
■ TOSHIBA Acoustic Silencer
■ Ulead Movie Factory® for TOSHIBA*
■ Presto! BizCard 5 *(Provided with some models)
■ Online Manual(optional)
Other software may be preinstalled dependant on the model purchased.
* The availability of this software is dependent on the model you purchased.
Documentation
■
■
■
■
P300/P300D Series Personal Computer User’s Manual
P300/P300D Series Quickstart
Warranty Information
Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
If any of the items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer
immediately.
Features
Please visit your region’s web site for the configuration details of the model
that you have purchased.
Processor
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Built-in
Depend on the model you purchased.
Please visit your region's website for the
configuration details of the model that you have
purchased.
Chipset
Depend on the model you purchased.
■ Mobile Intel® PM965/GM965/GL960 Express
Chipset
or
■ AMD RS690M Chipset
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Memory
Slots
PC2-5300 (PM965/GM965/RS690M)/PC2-4200
(GL960) 512 MB, 1024 MB or 2048 MB. Up to
2 GB memory module can be installed in the
memory slot for a maximum of 4 GB
(PM965/GM965/M690G), 2 GB (GL960) system
memory total, depending on the model you
purchased.
Main Memory
Disclaimer
Part of the main system memory may be used by
the graphics system for graphics performance
and therefore reduce the amount of main system
memory available for other computing activities.
The amount of main system memory allocated to
support graphics may vary depending on the
graphics system, applications utilized, system
memory size and other factors. For PC's
configured with 4 GB of system memory, the full
system memory space for computing activities will
be considerably less and will vary by model and
system configuration.
If your computer is configured with two 2 GB memory modules, the
memory might be displayed as approximately 3 GB only (depending on the
computer's hardware specifications).
This is correct because the operating system usually displays the available
memory instead of the physical memory (RAM) built into the computer.
Various system components (like the video adapter's GPU and PCI
devices like Wireless LAN, etc.) require their own memory space. Since a
32-bit operating system cannot address more than 4 GB of memory these
system resources overlap the physical memory. It is a technical limitation
that the overlapped memory is not available to the operating system.
Even though some tools might display the actual physical memory built
into your computer, the memory available to the operating system will still
be approximately 3 GB only.
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Video RAM
Depending on the model you purchased.
Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset/Mobile
Intel® GL960 Express Chipset model:
Video RAM capacity shares with main memory,
and the proportion depends on Dynamic Video
Memory Technology.
Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset/Mobile
Intel® PM965 Express Chipset model in graphic
chip by ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470:
External 64/128/256 MB.
Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset/Mobile
Intel® PM965 Express Chipset model in graphic
chip by ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650:
External 256/512 MB.
AMD M690G Chipset Chipset model:
Video RAM capacity shares with main memory,
and the proportion depends on ATI
HyperMemory(TM).
AMD M690G Chipset model in graphic chip by
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470:
External 64/128/256 MB.
AMD M690G Chipset model in graphic chip by
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650:
External 256/512 MB.
Power
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Battery Pack
Your computer is powered by a rechargeable
lithium-ion battery pack.
RTC Battery
The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time
Clock and calendar.
AC Adaptor
The universal AC adaptor provides power to the
system and recharges the batteries when they
are low. It comes with a detachable power cord.
Because it is universal, it can receive a range of
AC voltage from 100 to 240 volts; however, the
output current varies among different models.
Using the wrong model can damage your
computer. Refer to the AC adaptor section in
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
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Disks
Hard disk Disclaimer
1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000
bytes using powers of 10. The computer
operating system, however, reports storage
capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of
1 GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore
shows less storage capacity. Available storage
capacity will also be less if the product includes
one or more pre-installed operating systems,
such as Microsoft Operating System and/or preinstalled software applications, or media content.
Actual formatted capacity may vary.
Hard disk Drive
Depend on the model you purchased.
■ 120 GB
■ 160 GB
■ 200 GB
■ 250 GB
■ 320 GB
■ 400 GB
■ 500 GB
Other hard disk drives may be introduced in the
future.
Computers in this series can be configured with a fixed optical media drive.
The available optical media drives are described below.
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DVD Super Multi drive Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD
(Supporting DVD±R
Super Multi drive module that lets you record data
DL)
to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either 12cm
(4.72") or 8cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an
adaptor. It reads DVD-ROM's at maximum
8 speed and CD-ROM's at maximum 24 speed. It
writes CD-R's at up to 24 speed, CD-RW's at up
to 16 speed, DVD-R's at maximum 8 speed,
DVD-RW's at maximum 6 speed. DVD+R's at
maximum 8 speed, DVD+RW's at maximum
8 speed, DVD+R(DL) discs at maximum 4 speed
and DVD-R(DL) discs at maximun 4 speed.
DVD-RAM at maximum 5 speed.
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ DVD+R DL
■ DVD-R DL
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ CD-G (Audio CD only)
■ Addressing Method 2
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HD DVD-ROM
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Some models are equipped with a full-size HD
DVDROM drive module that lets you run CD's or
DVD's without using an adaptor. The drive reads
DVD-ROM's at a maximum 8x speed and
CD-ROM's at a maximum 24x speed, and HD
DVD's at a maximum 1x speed and writes CD-R's
at up to 16x speed, CD-RW's at up to 10x speed,
DVD-R's and DVD+R's at up to 4x speed,
DVDRW's and DVD+RW's at up to 4x speed,
DVD-R (Dual layer) at up to 2x speed, DVD+R
(Double Layer) at up to 2.4x speed and
DVD-RAM at up to 3x speed, and supports the
following formats:
■ CD-R
■ CD-RW
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ Addressing Method 2
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-R (Dual Layer)
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+R (Double Layer)
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ HD DVD-ROM
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HD DVD-RW drive
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Some models are equipped with a full-size HD
DVD-R drive module that lets you run CD's or
DVD's without using an adaptor. The drive reads
DVD-ROM's at a maximum 8x speed and
CD-ROM's at a maximum 24x speed, and HD
DVD's at a maximum 1x speed and writes CD-R's
at up to 16x speed, CD-RW's at up to 4x speed,
DVD-R's and DVD+R's at up to 4x speed,
DVDRW's and DVD+RW's at up to 4x speed,
DVD-R (Dual layer) at up to 2x speed, DVD+R
(Double Layer) at up to 2.4x speed and
DVD-RAM at up to 3x speed, HD DVD-R and HD
DVD-RW at up to 1x speed, and supports the
following formats:
■ CD-R
■ CD-RW
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ Addressing Method 2
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-R (Dual Layer)
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+R (Double Layer)
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ HD DVD-ROM
■ HD DVD-R
■ HD DVD-RW
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Display
The computer's LCD panel supports high-resolution video graphics. The
screen can be set at a wide range of viewing angles for maximum comfort
and readability.
Built-In
17" WXGA+ 16 M colors, with the following
resolution: 1440 horizontal × 900 vertical pixels
Graphics Controller
Graphics controller maximizes display
performance. Refer to Display Controller and
Modes section in Appendix B, Display Controller
and Modes for more information.
Keyboard
Built-In
TOSHIBA Vista keyboard, 104 keys or 105 keys
with numeric keypad, compatible with IBM
enhanced keyboard, dedicated cursor control,
and
keys. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard,
for details.
Pointing Device
Built-In TouchPad
A TouchPad and control buttons in the palm rest
enable control of the on-screen pointer and
scrolling of windows.
Ports
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External Monitor
This 15-pin port lets you connect an external
video display.
HDMI
This HDMI jack allows you to connect external
display/audio devices. (Provided with some
models)
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0)
The computer has Universal Serial Bus ports that
comply with the USB 2.0 standard, which enables
data transfer speeds 40 times faster than the
USB 1.1 standard. (The ports also support
USB 1.1.)
i.LINK (IEEE1394a)
This port enables high-speed data transfer
directly from external devices such as digital
video cameras.
TV Out
The 4-pin S-Video port is compatible with PAL or
NTSC TV standard, supporting Macrovision 7.02
copy protection.
Infrared receiver
window
This window receives signals from the remote
control which is provided with your computer.
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Slots
ExpressCard
The ExpressCard expansion slot that can
accommodate two standard module formats; an
ExpressCard/34 module and an ExpressCard/54
module. An ExpressCard module is a small addin card technology based on the PCI Express and
Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces.
Multiple Digital Media Supports SD/SDHC memory card, MMC,
Card Slot
MEMORY STICK, MEMORY STICK PRO and xD
Picture card.
Multimedia
Web Camera
Record/Send still or video images with this
integrated webcam.
(provided with some models)
Sound System
A Windows® Sound System that provides
speakers as well as jacks for an external
microphone and headphones.
Headphone (S/P DIF)
jack
This jack outputs analog audio signals. This jack
can be used also as S/P DIF jack and enables
connection of optical digital correspondence
apparatus.
Microphone Jack
A 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of a three-conductor mini jack for
monaural microphone input.
Communications
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Modem
The internal modem feature is not available on all
models. Where present, it provides capability for
data and fax communication. It supports V.90
(V.92). The speed of data transfer and fax
communication depends on the analog telephone
line conditions. The computer has a modem jack
for connection to a telephone line. Both V.90 and
V.92 are supported only in the USA, Canada,
Australia. V.90 is available in other regions.
(Provided with some models)
LAN
The computer is equipped with a LAN card that
supports Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s,
100BASE-TX) or Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1 Gbit/s,
1000BASE-T). It is preinstalled as a standard
device in some markets.
(depending on model you purchased)
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Wireless LAN
Where present, it supports the A,B,G and draft N
standards but it is compatible with other LAN
systems based on Direct Sequence Spread
Spectrum/Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing radio technology that complies with
the IEEE 802.11 Standard.
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in
the transmit range of 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12,
9 and 6 Mbit/s. (IEEE 802.11a/g)
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in
the transmit range of 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbit/s.
(IEEE 802.11b)
■ Roaming over multiple channels
■ Card Power Management
■ Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data
encryption, based on 128 bit encryption
algorithm.
■ Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data
encryption, based on 128 bit encryption
algorithm.
Bluetooth
Some computers in this series are equipped with
Bluetooth functions. Bluetooth wireless
technology eliminates the need for cables
between electronic devices such as computers
and printers. Bluetooth provides fast, reliable, and
secure wireless communication in a small space.
(Provided with some models)
Wireless
Communication
Switch
This switch turns the Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
function on and off.
(Provided with some models)
Security
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Security lock slot
Connects an optional security lock to anchor the
computer to a desk or other large object.
Password
Power-on password protection
HDD password protection
Two level password architecture
Fingerprint authentication (not available on all
models)
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Special features
The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use.
Hot Keys
Key combinations let you quickly modify the
system configuration directly from the keyboard
without running a system configuration program.
Instant Security
The hot key function Fn + F1 blanks the screen
and disables the computer, providing data
security.
Display Automatic
Power Off *1
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
internal display when there is no keyboard input
for a specified time. Power is restored when any
key is pressed.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
HDD Automatic Power This feature automatically cuts off power to the
hard disc drive when it is not accessed for a
Off *1
specified time. Power is restored when the hard
disc is accessed.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
System Automatic
Sleep
Mode/Hibernation *1
This feature automatically shuts down the system
into Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode when there
is no input or hardware access for a specified
time.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
Intelligent Power
Supply *1
A microprocessor in the computer's intelligent
power supply detects the battery’s charge and
calculates the remaining battery capacity. It also
protects electronic components from abnormal
conditions, such as voltage overload from an
AC adaptor.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
Battery Save Mode *1 This feature lets you save battery power.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
Panel Power On/Off *1 This feature turns power to the computer off when
the display panel is closed and turns it back on
when the panel is opened.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
Low Battery
Automatic
Hibernation *1
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When battery power is exhausted to the point that
computer operation cannot be continued, the
system automatically enters Hibernation Mode
and shuts down.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
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Hibernation
This feature lets you turn off the power without
exiting from your software. The contents of main
memory are saved to the hard disk so that when
you turn on the power again, you can continue
working right where you left off. Refer to the
Turning off the power section in Chapter 3,
Getting Started, for details.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you can turn off
the power without exiting from your software.
Data is maintained in the computer's main
memory so that when you turn on the power
again, you can continue working right where you
left off.
*1 Click
, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, and then click
Power Options.
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
This section describes the TOSHIBA Component features pre-installed on
the computer.
TOSHIBA Power
Saver
TOSHIBA Power Saver provides you with the
features of more various power supply
managements.
TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility
This utility allows you to enlarge or reduce the
icon size on the Windows Desktop, or the zoom
factor associated with specific supported
applications.
TOSHIBA PC
Diagnostic Tool
The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool will display
basic system configuration information and allow
the functionality of some of the computer's built-in
hardware devices to be tested.
TOSHIBA Flash Cards This utility supports the following functions.
■ Hot key function
■ TOSHIBA utility launcher function
TOSHIBA
Components
Common Driver
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TOSHIBA Components Common Driver contains
the module required for the utility which TOSHIBA
offers.
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TOSHIBA
Accessibility
The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility provides
support to movement impaired users when they
need to use the TOSHIBA Hot-key functions. In
use, the utility allows you to make the Fn key
"sticky", that is you can press it once, release it,
and then press one of the "F" keys in order to
access its specific function. When set, the Fn key
will remain active until another key is pressed.
TOSHIBA Button
Support
This utility controls the button operation of the
computer.
The starting application from the button can be
changed.
Utilities and Applications
This section describes pre-installed utilities and tells how to start them. For
details on operations, refer to each utility’s online manual, help files or
readme.txt files.
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TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA Assist is a graphical user interface that
provides easy access to help and services.
HW Setup
This program lets you customize your hardware
settings according to the way you work with your
computer and the peripherals you use. To start
the utility, double click the TOSHIBA Assist on
your desktop, select OPTIMIZE tab, and click
TOSHIBA Hardware Settings.
Power On Password
Two levels of password security, supervisor and
user, are available to prevent unauthorized
access to your computer.
To register a supervisor password, double click
the TOSHIBA Assist on your desktop select the
SECURE tab and start the Supervisor password
utility.
To set a user password, select the SECURE tab
on TOSHIBA Assist, then start the User
password utility. On the Password tab you can
register a user password.
TOSHIBA Disc
Creator
You can create discs in several formats including
audio CDs that can be played on a standard
stereo CD player and data discs to store the files
and folders on your hard disk drive. This software
can be used on a model with a CD-RW/DVDROM drive, DVD Super Multi drive, HD DVD
drive.
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TOSHIBA DVD-RAM
Utility
TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility has a Physical
Format function and Write-Protect function to
DVD-RAM.
This utility is contained in the TOSHIBA Disc
Creator setup module.
To run TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility, click , select
All Programs, TOSHIBA, CD&DVD
Applications, and then click DVD-RAM Utility.
CD/DVD Drive
Acoustic Silencer
This utility allows you to configure the read speed
of the CD drive. You can either configure Normal
Mode, which operates the drive at its maximum
speed for quick data access, or Quiet Mode,
whcih runs at single speed for CD audio and
which can lessen operational noise. It is
ineffective in DVD mode.
Ulead DVD
MovieFactory® for
TOSHIBA
(Depending on
configuration)
You can edit digital video and make a DVD-Video
and support Label Flash function.
The availability of Label Flash function depends on the model you
purchased.
FingerPrint utility
(Depending on
configuration)
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This product has a fingerprint utility installed for
the purpose of enrolling and recognizing
fingerprints. (depending on the model purchased.)
By enrolling the ID and password to the fingerprint
authentication device, it is no longer necessary to
input the password from the keyboard. Just by
swiping the finger against the fingerprint sensor,
the following functions will be enabled:
■ Log-on to Windows and access a security
enabled homepage through IE (Internet
Explorer).
■ Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted
and third party access to them prevented.
■ Disable the password-protected screensaver
when returning from power-saving (Sleep)
mode.
■ System boot authentication and Single Touch
Boot feature.
■ Power on Security and Single Sign On
feature.
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TOSHIBA DVD
PLAYER
(Depending on
configuration)
The DVD PLAYER is used to play DVD Video. It
has an on-screen interface and functions.
TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER
(Depending on
configuration)
The HD DVD PLAYER is used to play HD DVD
Video. It has an on-screen interface and
functions. (Provided with some models)
TOSHIBA ConfigFree ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy
control of communication devices and network
connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find
communication problems and create profiles for
easy switching between location and
communication networks.
To run ConfigFree, click , select All Programs,
TOSHIBA, Networking and then click
ConfigFree.
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TOSHIBA Face
Recognition
(Depending on
configuration)
TOSHIBA Face Recognition uses a face
verification library to verify the face data of users
when they log in to Windows. If the verification is
successful, the user will be logged into Windows
automatically. The user can thus avoid having to
enter a password or the like, which makes the
login process easier.
Presto! BizCard 5
(Depending on
configuration)
Presto! BizCard keeps track of names,
companies, mailing addresses, phone/fax
numbers, e-mail addresses, and more. Simply
scan your business cards and Presto! BizCard
automatically saves the data and image for each
card. Different viewing modes are available for
easy searching, editing, creating, and sorting. You
can share information with desktop organizers,
contact managers, personal information
managers (PIMs), and personal digital assistants
(PDAs). You can also print ID badges, mailing
labels, and stickers.
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Windows Mobility
Center
This section describes the Windows Mobility
Center. Mobility Center is a utility for accessing
several mobile PC settings quickly in one window.
A maximum of eight tiles are prepared as the
operating system default. Two additional tiles are
also added to your Mobility Center.
Installing the "TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for
Windows Mobility Center" package will add the
following functions.
■ Lock Computer:
Lock your computer without turning it off. This
has the same function as the Lock button at
the bottom of the right pane of the start menu.
■ TOSHIBA Assist:
Open the TOSHIBA Assist if it is already
installed in your computer.
Options
You can add a number of options to make your computer even more
powerful and convenient to use. Refer to Chapter 8 Optional Devices, for
details. The following options are available:
Memory expansion
Two memory modules can be installed in this
computer.
Use only PC5300* compatible DDRII memory modules. See your
TOSHIBA dealer for details.
* The availability of DDRII depends on the model you purchased.
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Battery pack
An additional battery pack can be purchased from
your TOSHIBA dealer. Use it as a spare to
increase your computer operating time.
AC Adaptor
If you use your computer at more than one site
frequently, it may be convenient to purchase an
additional AC adaptor for each site so you will not
have to carry the adaptor with you.
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Chapter 2
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This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become
familiar with each component before you operate the computer.
Front with the display closed
The following figure shows the computer's front with its display panel in the
closed position.
DC in
LED
Wireless
Communication
Switch
off
Wireless
Activity
LED
Power
LED
Battery
LED
Disk
LED
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot LED
on
Infrared
Receiver
Window
Multiple
Digital Media
Card Slot
Microphone
Jack
Headphone
(S/P DIF)
jack
Volume
Dial
Front of the computer with display closed
Wireless
Communication
Switch
The Wireless Communication Switch turns on the
wireless networking transceiver.
Set the switch to off in airplanes and hospitals. Check the wireless activity
indicator. It will stop glowing when the wireless communication function is
off.
DC IN LED
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The DC IN LED indicates the computer is
connected to the AC adaptor and it is plugged into
an AC power source.
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Power LED
The Power indicator glows blue when the
computer is on. If you select Sleep Mode from
Turn Off Computer, this indicator flashes orange
(one second on, two seconds off) while the
computer enters Sleep Mode.
Battery LED
The Battery indicator shows the condition of the
battery's charge: Blue indicates a full charge,
orange indicates that the battery is charging and
flashing orange indicates a low battery charge.
Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Disk LED
Disk LED indicates that the hard disk drive or
optical disc drive is being accessed.
Multiple Digital Media Multiple Digital Media Card Slot LED lights up
Card Slot LED
when the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot is
accessed.
(Provided with some models)
Wireless Activity LED Indicates whether the wireless LAN or Bluetooth
is active or not.
(Provided with some models)
Infrared Receiver
Window
An infrared receiver window is provided with
some models. This is a sensor window that
receives signals from the remote control which is
provided with your computer.
Multiple Digital Media Supports SD/SDHC memory card, MMC,
Card Slot
MEMORY STICK, MEMORY STICK PRO and xD
Picture card.
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Microphone Jack
A 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of a three-conductor mini jack for
monaural microphone input.
Headphone (S/P DIF)
jack
This jack outputs analog audio signals. This jack
can be used also as S/P DIF jack and enables
connection of optical digital correspondence
apparatus.
Volume Dial
Use this dial to adjust the volume of the stereo
speakers or headphones.
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Left side
The following figure shows the computer's left side.
External Monitor
Port
Cooling Vents
Universal Serial
Bus (USB 2.0)
TV Out
Port
HDMI
port
LAN
Jack
Express
Card Slot
i.LINK
(IEEE 1394a)
Port
The left side of the computer
External Monitor Port This 15-pin port lets you connect an external
video display.
Cooling Vents
Cooling vents help prevent the CPU from
overheating.
Do not block the cooling vents. Also ensure that foreign objects are kept
out of the vents as items such as pins or similar objects, which can
damage the computer's circuitry.
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Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0)
Universal Serial Bus port which comply to the
USB 2.0 standard, are provided. The ports with
the icon ( ) has USB Sleep and Charge function.
ExpressCard Slot
This slot allows you to insert an ExpressCard. An
ExpressCard is a small, modular add-in card
technology based on PCI Express and the
Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. The max.
transmission rate is 2.5 Gbps. ExpressCard/34
and ExpressCard/54 types are supported.
TV Out Port
Connect a 4-pin S- video cable into this connector
in order to output either an NTSC or PAL
television signal.
HDMI port
This port allows you to connect digitally to an
HDTV or home theater receiver.
(Provided with some models)
LAN Jack
This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor
has built-in support for Fast Ethernet LAN or Giga
bit Ethernet. (Depend on the model you
purchased). Refer to Chapter 4, Operating
Basics, for details.
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i.LINK (IEEE1394a)
Port
This port allows you to connect an external
device, such as a digital video camera, for
highspeed data transfer.
(Provided with some models)
Right side
The following figure shows the computer's right side.
ODD
Indicator
USB
Ports
Modem Jack or
FM Antenna
Jack*
Eject
Button
Emergency
Eject Hole
Security
Lock
DC in 19V
Jack
The right side of the computer
* The figure shows Modem Jack.
ODD Indicator
The ODD indicator glows amber when the
computer accesses the optical disc drive.
Eject Button
Press this button to open the ODD tray.
Security Lock
A security cable attaches to this port. The optional
security cable anchors your computer to a desk or
other large object to deter theft.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0) ports
Universal Serial Bus port which comply to the
USB 2.0 standard, are provided. The ports with
the icon ( ) has USB Sleep and Charge function.
Modem Jack
The modem jack allows you to use a modular
cable to connect the modem directly to a
telephone line.
(Depends on the model you purchased.)
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the
modem cable from the telephone jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital
telephone line. A digital line will damage the
modem.
FM Antenna Jack
A jack enables the connection of FM antenna.
(Depends on the model you purchased.)
Emergency Eject Hole In the event that the disc drive becomes
inexplicably locked or stops responding press this
button to force a manual ejection of the ODD tray.
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DC IN 19V Jack
The AC adaptor connects to this socket. Use only
the model of AC adaptor that comes with the
computer. Using the wrong adaptor can damage
your computer.
Backside
The following figure shows the computer's back panel.
The backside of the computer
Underside
The following figure shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the
display is closed before turning over your computer.
Cooling
Vents
Memory Module
and Wireless
LAN Cover
Hard Disk
Cover
Battery
Release
Latch
Battery Pack
Lock
Battery Pack
The underside of the computer
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Cooling Vents
Cooling vents help prevent the CPU from
overheating.
Memory Module and
Wireless LAN Cover
This cover protects two memory module socketsone or two modules are pre-installed. Refer to the
Memory expansion section in Chapter 8, Optional
Devices.
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Hard Disk Cover
This cover protects the hard disk.
Battery Pack Lock
Slide this lock to prepare the battery pack for
removal.
Battery Pack
The battery pack powers the computer when the
AC adaptor is not connected. For detailed
information on the battery pack, refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Battery Release Latch Slide and hold this latch to release the battery
pack for removal. For detailed information on
removing the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6,
Power and Power-Up Modes
Front with the display open
This section shows the front of the computer with the display open. Refer to
the appropriate illustration for details. To open the display, lift the front of the
display. Position the display at a comfortable viewing angle.
Web Camera
LED*
Web
Camera*
Built-in
microphone*
Power Button*
Mute Button or LED On/Off Button*
CD/ DVD Button*
Play/Pause Button*
Stop Button*
Previous Button*
Next Button*
Speaker
Display
Screen
TouchPad
Speaker
Fingerprint
Sensor*
TouchPad
Control Buttons
The front of the computer with the display open
* Provided with some models.
Please handle your computer carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the
surface.
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Speakers
The speakers emit sound generated by your
software as well as audio alarms, such as low
battery condition, generated by the system.
Display Screen
The LCD displays high-contrast text and graphics.
Refer to Appendix B, Display Controller and
Modes. When the computer operates on the
AC adaptor the display screen’s image will be
somewhat brighter than when it operates on
battery power. The lower brightness level is
intended to save battery power.
Web Camera LED
Web Camera LED indicates web camera is
working or not. (Provided with some models)
Web Camera
Take your picture or send your image to web
contacts. (Provided with some models)
Built-in microphone
The Microphone is used with the Web Camera to
talk to other Web Camera users and to record
messages on windows media.
Power Button
Turns the computer on and off and puts it into
Hibernation mode and wakes it up from Sleep
mode.
Mute Button or LED
On/Off Button
Depending on the model you purchased, press
this button to mute the volume or to switch the
illumination of the TouchPad, brand logo and
buttons on or off.
CD/ DVD Button
Pressing this button will launch an application
program that allows for playing of CDs or DVDs.
The application that is launched differs by model:
Windows Media Player/TOSHIBA DVD
PLAYER/TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER.
(Provided with some models)
Play/Pause Button
Press this button to begin playing an audio CD, a
DVD movie or digital audio file. This button also
acts as a Pause button.
(Provided with some models)
Stop Button
Stops playing of the CD, DVD or digital audio.
(Provided with some models)
Previous Button
Skips backwards to the previous track, chapter or
digital file. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics,
for details.
(Provided with some models)
Next Button
Skips forward to the next track, chapter or digital
file. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for
details.
(Provided with some models)
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TouchPad
A TouchPad located in the centre of the palm rest
is used to control the on-screen pointer.
Fingerprint Sensor
Just by swiping the finger against the fingerprint
sensor, the following functions will be enabled:
Log-on to Windows and access a securityenabled homepage through IE (Internet Explorer)
Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and
third party access to them prevented. Disable the
password-protected screensaver when returning
from power-saving (Sleep) mode. System boot
authentication and Single Touch Boot feature.
Authentication of the User Password and Hard
Disk Drive Password when booting up the
computer. Refer to the Using the fingerprint
sensor (FingerPrint sensor is provided with some
models) section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
(Provided with some models)
TouchPad Control
Buttons
These let you select menu items or manipulate
text and graphics designated by the on-screen
pointer. Refer to the Using the TouchPad section
in Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Optical Disc Drive
An ATAPI interface controller is used for optical disc operation. When the
computer is accessing a optical disc, an indicator on the drive glows.
Region codes for DVD drive and media
Optical disc drive and their associated media are manufactured according
to the specifications of six marketing regions. When you purchase DVDVideo, make sure it matches your drive, otherwise it will not play properly.
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Region
1
Canada, United States
2
Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East
3
Southeast Asia, East Asia
4
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America,
South America, Caribbean
5
Russia, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
6
China
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About the HD DVD
This section describes the features, use of HD DVD and HD DVD Media.
Summary
HD DVD allows users to enjoy video, concerts and other packaged content
by taking advantage of its large amount of storage space and high-quality
audio and video. HD DVD also allows for the storage of long video when
combined with the latest video compression technologies.
The storage capacity and data transfer rate of HD DVD is superior to
standard DVD, with two types of playback-only discs in single-sided
singlelayer 15 GB and single-sided dual-layer 30 GB (Gigabyte) formats.
■ Unfinalized DVDs created on home DVD recorders may not be
playable on the computer.
■ When inserting an unfinalized DVD-R DL disc into the computer,
Windows Vista. may automatically finalize the disc and prevent further
writing.
Notes on use
■ Because HD DVD is a new format there is a possibility of new features
being added at a later date. As such, it is important that the purchaser
understands that software and other updates may be necessary after
purchase. Please be sure to complete user registration in order to
receive timely product updates.
■ This product can play existing DVD and CD formats, however, playback
may not be possible with some software. This product cannot play
Blu-ray DISC™ format software.
■ HD DVD is a new standard which makes use of new technologies. As
such, there is a possibility of problems occurring related to connection,
compatibility or operation with some discs and other digital devices. The
HD DVD-ROM logo signifies that this drive complies with the HD DVD
physical standard, and does not signify compliance with the HD DVD
Video standard. This device does not support advanced features of the
HD DVD Video standard as defined by the DVD Forum, including
picture-in-picture and network dowload features. Screen movement
may not be smooth, and performance may be lowered with some
HD DVD content.
■ Playback of high bit rate content may cause frame dropping, audio
skipping or decrease in computer performance.
■ Viewing of HD DVD content on an external display requires a HDCP
capable HDMI™ or DVI input on the external display.
■ Make sure to connect the computer's AC adaptor when playing a
HD DVD.
■ CPU power is concentrated on HD DVD playback when playing a
HD DVD, so make sure to exit all other applications.
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■ Dolby Digital audio enhancements are only supported by Microsoft®
Windows® operating system. Content with high sample rates of 48kHz
or more are downsampled when output through either the built-in
speakers or headphone jack.
■ This device supports AACS (Advanced Access Content System) next
generation copy protection technology. Renewal of the AACS key
integrated into this device is required for uninterrupted enjoyment of HD
DVD. An Internet connection is required when renewing the key.
■ For more information on AACS keys, visit the AACS website
(http://www.aacsla.com/home).
Writable discs
This section describes the types of writable CD discs. Check the
specifications of your drive for the type of discs it can write. Refer to
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
CDs
■ CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be
erased or changed.
■ CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once. Use either 1, 2, or
4 multi speed CD-RW discs or high-speed 4- to 10-speed discs. The
write speed of the ultra-speed CD-RW discs (Ultra-speed is available
on the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive only) is a maximum of 24-speed.
DVDs
■ DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs can be written only
once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed.
■ DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than
once.
HD DVDs (supported by HD DVD-RW drive only)
■ HD DVD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot
be erased or changed.
■ HD DVD-RW discs can be recorded more than once.
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DVD Super Multi drive (Supporting DVD±R DL)
The full-size DVD Super Multi drive module lets you record data to writable
CD/DVDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs
without using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R(DL) write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R(DL) write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
16 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
HD DVD ROM drive
The full-size HD DVD-ROM drive module lets you run either 12 cm (4.72")
HD DVDs,12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
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CD read
24 speed (maximum)
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
HD DVD read
1 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-R DL write
2 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R DL write
2.4 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
3 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
16 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
10 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
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HD DVD-RW drive
The full-size HD DVD-RW drive module lets you run either 12 cm (4.72")
HD DVDs,12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
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CD read
24 speed (maximum)
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
HD DVD read
1 speed (maximum)
HD DVD-R write
1 speed (maximum)
HD DVD-R DL write
1 speed (maximum)
HD DVD-RW write
1 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R DL write
2.4 speed (maximum)
DVD-R DL write
2 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
3 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
16 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
10 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
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AC adaptor
The AC adaptor converts AC power to DC power and reduces the voltage
supplied to the computer. It can automatically adjust to any voltage from
100 to 240 volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to
use the computer in almost any country/region.
To recharge the battery, simply connect the AC adaptor to a power source
and the computer. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, for
details.
The AC adaptor
■ Use only the AC adaptor that came with the computer or an equivalent
optional adaptor. Use of the wrong adaptor could damage your
computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
■ Use only the AC Adaptor supplied with your computer or an equivalent
adaptor that is compatible. Use of any incompatible adaptor or other
types of AC Adaptors may have a different voltage which could cause
damage to your computer, computer failure and/or possible data loss.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage, computer failure and/or
data loss caused by use of an incompatible adaptor.
Use only the AC adaptor supplied as an accessory. Other AC adaptors
have different voltage and terminal polarities and use of them may produce
heat and smoke or even result in fire or rupture.
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Remote controller (Provided with some models)
A remote controller, which is provided with some models, enables you to
perform some functions of your computer from a distant location.
You can use your remote controller with Media Center to play CDs, DVDs
and videos, to view pictures.
The remote controller helps you to control the playback of a movie through
Media Center.
Using the remote controller, you can:
■ Navigate and control all Media Center windows.
■ Control the video.
■ Place the computer in and out of Sleep mode.
Slim size remote controller
CD/DVD/HD
DVD Button
LCD Brightness
Down
LCD
Brightness Up
Power
DVD Menu
Volume +
LED On/Off
Volume -
Arrows
OK
Mute
Back
Start
More Information
Rewind
Fast Forward
Paly/Pause
Replay
Skip
Stop
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CD/DVD/HD DVD
button
Press this button to launch an application
program that allows Windows Media Player/DVD
Video Player/HD DVD Video Player.
Brightness down
Decreases the computer’s display panel
brightness in individual steps.
Brightness up
Increases the computer’s display panel
brightness in individual steps.
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Power
Starts or terminate the operating system.This
button functions like the power button of your
computer. By default, the Sleep mode is
equivalent to the power off state of your computer.
To change the setting, click Start Control
panel System and Maintenance Power
Options Choose what the Power button
does. The following four options are available: Do
nothig, Sleep, Hibernate and Shut down.
Volume +
Increases the volume while viewing DVDs or
replaying CDs.
Volume -
Decreases the volume while viewing DVDs or
replaying CDs.
DVD menu
Opens the main menu on a DVD movie, if
available.
Arrows
Moves the cursor to navigate within Media Center
windows.
OK
Selects the desired action or window option. It
acts like the ENTER Key.
LED on/off
Pressing this button to switch the lighting of
indicators.
Mute
Turns your computer sound off.
Back
Displays the previous window.
More information
The button provides more detail information.
Start
Opens Media Center to the main window.
Rewind
Moves the media (video, DVD, music, and so on)
backwards.
Play/Pause
Plays the selected media. This button also acts as
a pause button.
Fast forward
Moves the media (video, DVD, music, and so on)
forwards.
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Replay
Moves media backward (seven seconds for
videos, one music track or one DVD chapter at a
time).
Stop
Stops the media currently playing.
Skip
Moves media forward (30 seconds for videos, one
music track or one DVD chapter).
Using the remote controller
Some computers include a remote control unit, which allows you to control
some of your computer’s functions from a distant location.
■ The remote controller is designed specifically for this computer.
■ Some application programs may not support remote control functions.
Operational range of the remote controller
Point the remote controller at your computer and press a button. The
operational angle and distance are described below.
Distance
Within 5 meters from the infrared receiver
window.
Angle
Within about 30 degrees horizontally and about
15degrees vertically of perpendicular to the
infrared receiver window.
30 Degrees
15 Degrees
(Vertically)
5M
Infrared Receiver
Window
30 Degrees
Remote Controller
Operational range of the remote controller
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Even if within the effective scope as described above, the remote controller
may malfunction or not work correctly in the following cases.
■ When an obstacle stands between the infrared receiver window of your
computer and the remote controller.
■ When direct sunlight or strong fluorescent light strikes the infrared
receiver window.
■ When the infrared receiver window or the infrared emission part of the
remote controller is dirty.
■ When other computers which use an infrared remote controller are
used near to your computer.
■ When a low battery condition is present.
Installing/Removing batteries
Be sure to install the provided CR2016 type batteries before using the
remote controller. The procedures for installing and removing the batteries
vary depending on the type of the remote controller. Check the type and
then install or remove the batteries as instructed.
Store the battery for the remote controller beyond the reach of children.
If a child swallows a battery, this might result in choking. If it happens,
contact a doctor immediately.
Observe the following precautions when using the battery of the remote
controller.
■ Do not use batteries other than those specified.
■ Ensure that you insert the batteries with their polarities correctly
aligned (+ or -).
■ Do not recharge, heat, disassemble or short the battery, or put it into a
fire or flame.
■ Do not use a battery whose "recommended expiration date" has been
reached, or which is completely discharged.
■ Do not use different types of batteries or old and new batteries at the
same time.
■ Do not carry the battery together with metal necklaces, hairpins or
other metal accessories.
■ When storing or disposing of used batteries, make sure to put some
insulation tape on their terminals (+ and -) to avoid short-circuits.
If these precautions are not followed, heating, fluid leakage or explosion
may occur. This may cause burns or personal injury. If battery fluid gets on
your skin or clothes, wash immediately with clean water. If battery fluid
gets in your eyes, rinse your eyes with clean water immediately and see a
doctor. Do not touch the battery fluid on instruments or devices with bare
hands. Wipe off with a cloth or paper towel.
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Type of battery that can be used for the remote controller
When the provided batteries run down, please replace them with adequate
ones. CR2016 type battery is available. Other types or battery should not
be used.
Installing the batteries
1. Open the battery cover on the back side of the remote controller.
Battery Cover
Opening the battery cover
2. Be sure to place the batteries with correct polarities. Press the battery
down to the stopper then push it forward to fit into the battery case.
Stopper
Battery
Inserting the batteries
3. Close the battery cover. Close the cover securely until it clicks.
Closing the battery cover
Replacing the batteries
When the batteries in the remote controller reach the end of their life, the
remote controller may not operate correctly or work only within a short
distance from your computer. In this instance, you should purchase new
batteries and replace the discharged ones.
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Slim size remote controller
1. Open the battery cover on the back side of the remote controller.
2. Hold down the stopper and slide the battery out of battery case.
Stopper
Battery
Removing the batteries
3. Insert the battery in place. Be sure to place the batteries with correct
polarities. Press the battery down to the stopper then push it forward to
fit into the battery case.
4. Close the battery cover. Close the cover securely until it clicks.
Placing slim size remote controller
Inserting a slim size remote controller
To insert the slim size remote controller, follow the setps below.
1. Make sure the ExpressCard slot is empty.
2. Set the front side upward and insert the slim size remote controller.
Slim size remote
controller
Inserting the slim size remote controller
3. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Remove a slim size remote controller
To remove the slim size remote controller, follow the steps below.
1. Press the slim size remote controller slightly to make it stretch out.
2. Grasp the slim size remote controller and pull it out from the slot.
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Chapter 3
Getting Started
This chapter provides basic information to get you started using your
computer. It covers the following topics:
Be sure also to read the Safety Instruction Manual. This guide, which is
included with the computer, explains product liability.
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Installing the battery pack
Connecting the AC adaptor
Opening the display
Turning on the power
Windows Vista™ setup
Turning off the power
Restarting the computer
System Recovery Options
Restoring the preinstalled Software
All users should be sure to read the section Windows® Vista setup.
Installing the battery pack
To install a battery, follow the steps below.
■ The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery
as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries
recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ Do not touch the latch while holding the computer. Or you may get
injured by the dropped battery by unintentional release of the latch.
■ Please do not push the power button before installing the battery pack.
1. Turn the computer's power off.
2. Disconnect all cables connected to the computer.
3. Insert the battery pack. The Battery Release Latch clicks into place.
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4. Secure the Battery Pack Lock to ensure the battery is locked into place.
Later, when you want to remove the battery you must disengage this
lock first.
Battery
Pack
Lock
Battery
Release
Latch
Securing the battery pack
Refer to Removing the battery pack section in Chapter 6, Power and
Power-Up Modes,for removing the battery pack.
Connecting the AC adaptor
Attach the AC adaptor when you need to charge the battery or you want to
operate from AC power. It is also the fastest way to get started, because
the battery pack will need to be charged before you can operate from
battery power.
The AC adaptor can be connected to any power source supplying from
100 to 240 volts and 50 or 60 hertz. For details on using the AC adaptor to
charge the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Use only the AC adaptor supplied as an accessory. Other AC adaptors
have different voltage and terminal polarities and use of them may produce
heat and smoke or even result in fire or rupture.
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■ Use only the AC adaptor supplied with your computer or an equivalent
adaptor that is compatible. Use of any incompatible adaptor could
damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage
caused by use of an incompatible adaptor.
■ When you connect the AC adaptor to the computer, always follow the
steps in the exact order as described in the User's Manual. Connecting
the power cable to a live electrical outlet should be the last step
otherwise the adaptor DC output plug could hold an electrical change
and cause an electrical shock or minor bodily injury when touched. As
a general safety precaution, avoid touching any metal parts.
1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor
2. Connect the AC adaptor's DC output plug to the DC IN 19V jack on the
back of the computer.
Connecting the adaptor to the computer
3. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet.
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Opening the display
The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal
viewing.
1. Lift the panel up and adjust it to the best viewing angle for you.
Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel. Opening
it vigorously or slamming it shut could damage the computer.
Opening the display
Turning on the power
This section describes how to turn on the power.
After you turn on the power for the first time, do not turn it off until you have
set up the operating system. Refer to the section Windows Vista™ setup.
Press and hold the computer's power button for two or three seconds.
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Turning on the power
Windows Vista™ setup
When you first turn on the power, the computer's initial screen is the
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Startup Screen Logo.
Follow the on-screen directions.
Be sure to read the Windows End User License Agreement display
carefully.
Turning off the power
The power can be turned off in one of the following modes: Shut down
(Boot), Hibernation or Sleep Mode.
Shut Down mode (Boot mode)
When you turn off the power in Shut Down mode no data is saved and the
computer will boot to the operating system’s main screen.
1. If you have entered data, save it to the hard disk.
2. Make sure all disk (disc) activity has stopped, then remove the CD/
DVDs.
Make sure the Disk LED and ODD indicator indicators are off. If you turn
off the power while a disk (disc) is being accessed, you can lose data or
damage the disk (disc).
3. Click
then click the arrow icon
located in the power management
button
. From the pull down menu, choose Shut Down.
4. Turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
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Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you can turn off the power without exiting
from your software. Data is maintained in the computer's main memory.
When you turn on the power again, you can continue working right where
you left off.
■ When the AC adaptor is connected, the computer will go into Sleep
Mode according to the settings in the Power Options.
■ To restore operation from Sleep Mode, press the power button or press
any key. The latter action works only if Wake-up on Keyboard is
enabled in HW Setup.
■ If the computer automatically enters Sleep Mode while a network
application is active, the application might not be restored when the
computer wakes up from Sleep Mode.
■ To prevent the computer from automatically entering Sleep Mode,
disable Sleep Mode in the Power Options. That action, however, will
nullify the computer's Energy Star compliance.
■ Before entering Sleep Mode, be sure to save your data.
■ Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
Sleep Mode. The computer or the module could be damaged.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode
(unless the computer is connected to an AC power source). Data in
memory will be lost.
Benefits of Sleep Mode
The Sleep Mode feature provides the following benefits:
■ Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than
Hibernation Mode.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the duration set by the System Sleep
Mode feature.
■ You can use the panel power off feature.
Entering Sleep Mode
You can enter Sleep Mode in one of three ways:
■ Click Start then click the power button (
) located in the power
management buttons (
).
Please note that this feature must be enabled within the Power Options
Control Panel System and Maintenance (to access it, click
Power Options).
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■ Click
, click power button
located in the power management
buttons
, or click arrow button
and select Sleep from
the menu.
■ Close the display panel. This feature must be enabled. Please refer to
the Power Options (to access it, click
Control Panel System
and Maintenance Power Options).
When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when
you shut down the computer.
You can also enable Sleep Mode by pressing Fn + F3. Refer to Chapter 5,
The Keyboard, for details.
■ When the computer is shut down in Sleep Mode, the power indicator
flashes orange.
■ If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can lengthen
the operating time by turning it off into Hibernation Mode, as Sleep
Mode consumes more power.
Sleep Mode limitations
Sleep Mode will not function under the following conditions:
■ Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down.
■ Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise.
Hibernation Mode
The hibernation feature saves the contents of memory to the hard disk
when the computer is turned off. The next time the computer is turned on,
the previous state is restored. The hibernation feature does not save the
status of peripheral devices.
■ Save your data. While entering Hibernation Mode, the computer saves
the contents of memory to the HDD. However, for safety sake, it is best
to save your data manually.
■ Data will be lost if you remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor
before the save is completed. Wait for the disk indicator to go out.
■ Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
Hibernation Mode. Data will be lost.
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Benefits of Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits:
■ Saves data to the hard disk when the computer automatically shuts
down because of a low battery.
■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when
you turn on the computer.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the duration set by the System
hibernate feature.
■ You can use the panel power off feature.
Starting Hibernation Mode
You can also enable Hibernation Mode by pressing Fn + F4. Refer to
Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details.
To enter Hibernation Mode, follow the steps below.
1. Click
.
2. Click the arrow icon
located in the power management button
.
3. From the pull down menu, select Hibernate.
Automatic Hibernation Mode
The computer will enter Hibernation mode automatically when you press
the power button or close the Display Screen. First, however, make the
appropriate settings according to the steps below.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Open System and Maintenance and open Power Options.
3. Select the Choose what the power button does.
4. Enable the desired Hibernation settings for When I press the power
button and When I close the lid.
5. Click the Save changes button.
Data saving in Hibernation Mode
When you turn off the power in Hibernation Mode, the computer takes a
moment to save current memory data to the hard disk. During this time, the
disk indicator will light.
After you turn off the computer and memory is saved to the hard disk, turn
off the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
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Restarting the computer
Certain conditions require that you reset the system. For example, if:
■ You change certain computer settings.
■ An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard
commands.
■ There are three ways to reset the computer system:
1. Click
then click the arrow icon
located in the power management
button
, and select Restart from pull down menu.
2. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to display the menu window, then select Restart
from the Shut down options.
3. Press the power button and hold it down for five seconds. Once the
computer has turned itself off, wait between ten and fifteen seconds
before turning it on again with the power button.
System Recovery Options and Restoring the pre-installed
Software
System Recovery Options
About 1.5 GB hidden partition is allocated on the hard disk drive for the
System Recovery Options.
This partition stores files which can be used to repair the system in the
event of a problem.
The System Recovery Options feature will be unusable if this partition is
deleted.
The System Recovery Options feature is installed on the hard disk when
shipped from the factory. The System Recovery Options menu includes
tools to repair startup problems, run diagnostics or restore the system.
See the Windows Help and Support content for more information about
Startup Repair.
The System Recovery Options can also be run manually to repair
problems.
The procedure is as follows. Follow the instructions shown on the onscreen menu.
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Turn on the computer and when the TOSHIBA screen appears
repeatedly press the F8 key.
3. The Advanced Boot Options menu will be displayed.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer and press
ENTER.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The Windows Vista® CompletePC Backup feature can be used on
Windows Vista® Business Edition and Ultimate Edition.
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Restoring the pre-installed Software
Depending on the model you purchased, different ways for restoring the
pre-installed software are offered:
■ Creating optical Recovery Discs
■ Restoring the pre-installed software from your created Recovery Discs.
■ Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery hard disk drive
■ Restoring the pre-installed software from the bundled Product Recovery
DVD-ROM (optional).
Creating Optical Recovery Discs
This section describes how to create Recovery Discs.
■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Discs.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the Recovery Disc
Creator.
■ Do not run software such as screen savers which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer at full power.
■ Do not use power-saving features.
■ Do not write to the disc when the virus check software is running. Wait
for it to finish, then disable virus detection programs including any
software that checks files automatically in the background.
■ Do not use utilities, including those intended to enhance hard disk drive
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and damage data.
■ Do not shut down/log off or Sleep/Hibernate while writing or rewriting
the disc.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subjected to
vibrations such as airplanes, trains or cars.
■ Do not place your computer on unstable tables or any other unstable
surfaces.
A recovery image of the software on your computer is stored on the hard
disk drive, and can be copied to DVD media by using the following steps:
1. Have a blank DVD media ready.
2. The application will allow you to choose from a variety of different media
onto which the recovery image can be copied including DVD-R, DVDRW, DVD+R, DVD+RW.
Please note that some of the above media may not be compatible with the
optical disc drive installed into your computer. You should therefore verify
the optical disc drive supports the blank media you have chosen before
proceeding.
3. Turn on your computer and allow it to load the Windows Vista®
operating system from the hard disk drive as normal.
4. Insert the first blank media into the optical disc drive tray.
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5. Double click the Recovery Disc Creator icon on the Windows Vista®
desktop, or select the application from Start Menu.
6. After Recovery Disc Creator starts, select the type of media and the title
you wish to copy, and then click the Create button.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Your Recovery Discs will be created.
Restoring the pre-installed software from your created Recovery
Discs
If the pre-installed files are damaged, you are able to use the Recovery
Discs you have created to restore the computer to the state it was in when
you originally received it. To perform this restoration, follow the steps
below:
When the sound mute feature has been activated by pressing the
Fn + ESC key, be sure to disable this to allow sounds to be heard before
starting the restore process. Please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for
further details.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Load the Recovery Discs into the optical disc drive and turn off the
computer's power.
2. While holding down F12 key on the keyboard, turn on your computer when the TOSHIBA logo screen appears, release the F12 key.
3. Use the cursors key to select the CD-ROM icon from the menu. Please
refer to the Boot Priority section in Chapter 7, HW Setup & BIOS Setup
for further information.
4. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions.
Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery hard disk
drive
On your Data drive you may find a folder "HDDRecovery". This folder
stores files which can be used to recover your system to the originally
installed factory state.
If you subsequently set up your hard disk drive again, do not change,
delete or add partitions in a manner other than specified in the manual,
otherwise you may find that space for the required software is not available.
In addition, if you use a third-party partitioning program to reconfigure the
partitions on your hard disk drive, you may find that it becomes impossible
to setup your computer.
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When the sound mute feature has been activated by pressing the
Fn + ESC key, be sure to disable this to allow sounds to be heard before
starting the restore process. Please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for
further details.
Be sure to connect the AC adaptor, otherwise you may run out of battery
during the recovery process.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Turn on the computer and when the TOSHIBA screen appears
repeatedly press the F8 key.
3. The Advanced Boot Options menu will be displayed.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer and press
ENTER.
4. Select your preferred keyboard layout and press Next.
5. To access the recovery process please log on as an enabled user with
sufficent rights.
6. Click TOSHIBA HDD Recovery on the System Recovery Options
screen.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions on the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery
dialog.
The computer will be restored to its factory state.
Restoring the pre-installed software from the bundled Product
Recovery DVD-ROM (optional)
If the pre-installed files are damaged, use the Product Recovery DVD-ROM
to restore them.
To restore the operating system and all preinstalled software, follow the
steps below.
When the sound mute feature has been activated by pressing the
Fn + ESC key, be sure to disable this to allow sounds to be heard before
starting the restore process. Please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for
further details.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Load the Product Recovery DVD into the optical disc drive and turn off
the computer's power.
2. While holding down F12 key on the keyboard, turn on your computer.
When the TOSHIBA logo screen appears, release the F12 key.
3. Use the cursor keys to select the CD-ROM icon from the menu. Please
refer to the Boot Priority section in Chapter 7, HW Setup & BIOS Setup
for further information.
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4. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions.
5. If your computer came with additional software installed, this software
can not be recovered from the Product Recovery DVD-ROM. Re-install
these applications (e.g. Works Suite, Games, etc.) separately from
other media.
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the
TouchPad, optical media drives, sound system, modem, the wireless LAN
and LAN. It also provides tips on caring for your computer.
Using the TouchPad
To use the TouchPad, simply touch and move your finger tip across it in the
direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
TouchPad
TouchPad
control buttons
TouchPad and TouchPad control buttons
Two buttons below the keyboard are used like the buttons on a mouse
pointer. Press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or
graphics designated by the pointer. Press the right button to display a menu
or other function depending on the software you are using.
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Do not press on the TouchPad too hard or press a sharp object such as a
ball point pen against the TouchPad. The TouchPad could be damaged.
For some functions, you can tap the TouchPad instead of pressing a control
button.
Click:
Double-click:
Drag and drop:
Scroll:
Tap the TouchPad once
Tap the TouchPad twice
1. Hold down the left control button and move the
cursor to drag the item you want to move.
2. Lift your finger to drop the item where you want it.
Vertical: Move your finger up or down the right edge
of the TouchPad.
Horizontal: Move your finger left or right along the
bottom edge of the TouchPad.
Using the fingerprint sensor (FingerPrint sensor is
provided with some models)
This product has a fingerprint utility installed for the purpose of enrolling
and recognizing fingerprints. By enrolling the ID and password to the
fingerprint authentication device, it is no longer necessary to input the
password from the keyboard. Just by swiping the finger against the
fingerprint sensor, the following functions will be enabled:
■ Logon to Windows and access a security-enabled homepage through
IE (Internet Explorer).
■ Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and third party access to
them prevented.
■ Disable the password-protected screen-saver when returning from
power-saving (Sleep) mode.
■ Pre-OS feature and Single Sign-On feature.
■ Authentication of the User Password and Hard Disk Password when
booting up the computer.
To "swipe" refers to the action of reading a fingerprint using the fingerprint
sensor.
How to swipe the finger
Using the following steps when swiping fingers for fingerprint registration or
authentication will help to minimize authentication failures:
1. Align the first joint of the finger to the center of the sensor. Lightly touch
the sensor and swipe finger levelly towards you.
2. While lightly touching the sensor, swipe the finger towards you until the
sensor surface becomes visible.
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3. Ensure the center of the fingerprint is on the sensor when swiping the
finger.
Slide the finger over the recognition sensor
■ Avoid swiping with the finger stiff or pressed-on too hard:
Fingerprint reading may fail if the center of the fingerprint is not
touching on the sensor, or when finger is swiped while pressing hard.
Make sure that the center of the fingerprint is touching the sensor
before swiping.
■ Confirm the center of the fingerprint whirl before swiping:
The thumb’s fingerprint has a bigger whirl, which is prone to
misalignment and distortions. This will cause difficulty in registration
and a drop in the authentication success rate. Always confirm the
center of the fingerprint whirl so that it is swiped along the centerline of
the sensor.
■ When fingerprint reading is not successful:
There is a possibility of authentication failures if the finger is swiped too
quickly or too slowly. Follow the onscreen instructions to adjust the
speed of the swipe.
Points to note about the fingerprint sensor
Failure to follow these guidelines might result in (1) damage to the sensor
or cause sensor failure, (2) finger recognition problems, or lower finger recognition success rate.
■ Do not scratch or poke the sensor with your nails or any hard or sharp
objects.
■ Do not press the sensor strongly.
■ Do not touch the sensor with a wet finger or any wet objects. Keep
sensor surface dry and free of water vapor.
■ Do not touch the sensor with a soiled finger. Minute foreign particles on
a soiled or dirty finger may scratch the sensor.
■ Do not paste stickers or write on the sensor.
■ Do not touch the sensor with a finger or any object with built-up static
electricity.
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Observe the following before you place your finger on the sensor whether
for fingerprint enrollment/registration or recognition.
■ Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
■ Remove static electricity from your fingers by touching any metal
surface. Static electricity is a common cause of sensor failures,
especially when the weather is dry.
■ Clean the sensor with a lint-free cloth. Do not use detergent to clean the
sensor.
■ Avoid the following finger conditions for enrollment or recognition as
they may result in fingerprint enrollment errors or a drop in the
fingerprint recognition success rate.
■ Soaked or swollen finger (e.g. after taking bath)
■ Injured finger
■ Wet finger
■ Soiled or oily finger
■ Extremely dry skin condition on finger
Observe the following to improve the fingerprint recognition success rate.
■ Enroll two or more fingers.
■ Enroll additional fingers if recognition failure occurs often using enrolled
fingers.
■ Check your finger condition. Changed conditions, such as injured,
rough, extremely dry, wet, soiled, dirty, oily, soaked, swollen fingers,
may lower the recognition success rate. Also if the fingerprint is worn
down or the finger becomes thinner or fatter, the recognition success
rate may be lowered.
■ The fingerprint for each finger is different and unique. Please ensure
that only the registered or enrolled fingerprint or fingerprints are used
for identification.
■ Check sliding position and speed.
■ Fingerprint data is enrolled up to 30~34.
■ Fingerprint data is stored into the nonvolatile memory in the fingerprint
sensor. Deleting the fingerprint data with Delete menu on Fingerprint
Software Management before you dispose the computer is
recommended.
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How to delete the fingerprint data
Saved fingerprint data is stored in the Non-volatile memory inside the fingerprint sensor. If you hand over the PC to others, or dispose of it, the
following operations are recommended.
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to TrueSuite Access
Manager and click it.
2. The TrueSuite Access Manager Fingerprint Software screen is
displayed.
3. Enter your Windows Password and click Next to enter the Control
Center. Or swipe your enrolled finger to enter the Control Center.
4. Click Delete All Fingerprints.
Fingerprint sensor limitations
■ The fingerprint sensor compares and analyzes the unique
characteristics in a fingerprint.
■ A warning message will be displayed when recognition is abnormal or
recognition is not successful within a fixed duration.
■ The recognition success rate may differ from user to user.
■ Toshiba does not guarantee that this fingerprint recognition technology
will be error-free.
■ Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint sensor will recognize
the enrolled user or accurately screen out unauthorized users at all
times.Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out
of the use of this fingerprint recognition software or utility.
Points to note about the fingerprint utility
■ If Windows Vista™’s file encryption function EFS (Encryption File
System) is used to encrypt a file, the file cannot be further encrypted
using the encryption function of this software.
■ You can back up the fingerprint data or the information registered to
Password Bank.
■ Please use Import/Export menu on Fingerprint Software Management.
■ Please also refer to the fingerprint utility Help file for more information.
You can start it using the following method:
■ Click Start, point to All Programs, point to TrueSuite Access
Manager and click Document.
■ Click Start, point to All Programs, point to TrueSuite Access
Manager and click it. The main screen is displayed. Click Help in
the upper right corner of the screen.
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Set up procedure
Please use the following procedure when first using fingerprint
authentication.
Fingerprint registration
Enroll the required authentication data using the Fingerprints Enrollment
Wizard.
■ The fingerprint authentication uses the same Windows logon ID and
password. If the Windows logon password has not been setup, please
do so before registration.
■ Up to 30~34 fingerprint patterns can be registered.
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to TrueSuite Access
Manager and click it. Or double click the icon in the Task Bar.
2. The Enter Windows Password screen is displayed. Enter a password
into the Enter Windows Password field. Click Next.
3. The Control Center screen is displayed. Click the non-enrolled finger
icon above the finger.
4. The Fingerprint Enrollment screen is displayed. Confirm the message
and click Next.
5. The Scanning Practice screen is displayed. You can practice swiping
your finger. When you have finished practicing swiping your finger, click
Next.
6. The Fingerprint Image Capture screen is displayed. Follow the
onscreen instructions and use the same finger you have selected under
the Control Center to swipe your finger with good images three times for
the fingerprint template to be created.
7. In case of finger injury or authentication failure, it is recommended that
another fingerprint also be enrolled. The following message will be
displayed: [We recommended enrolling at least two
fingerprint images.] Click OK and repeat steps 3, 4, 5 and
6 with another finger.
Windows logon via fingerprint authentication
In place of the usual Windows logon by ID and password, fingerprint
authentication also allows logon to Windows.
This is useful especially when many users are using the PCs, as user
selection can be skipped.
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Fingerprint authentication procedure
1. Start up the computer.
2. The Logon Authorization screen is displayed. Choose any of the
enrolled fingers and swipe the fingerprint on the sensor. If
authentication is successful, the user will be logged on to Windows.
■ If the fingerprint authentication fails, please logon using the Windows
logon password.
■ Please logon using the Windows logon password if the fingerprint
authentication failed for five times. To logon using the Windows logon
password, enter the Windows logon password at the [Welcome]
screen as normal.
■ A warning message will be displayed when authentication is abnormal
or authentication is not successful within a fixed duration.
Fingerprint system boot authentication
General
The fingerprint authentication system can be used to replace the keyboard
based User Password authentication system when booting up.
If you do not want to use the fingerprint authentication system for password
authentication when booting up, but prefer to use the keyboard-based
system instead, press the BACK SPACE key when the Fingerprint System
Authentication screen is displayed. This will switch the password input
screen to the keyboard-based one.
■ It is necessary to register the User Password before using the
fingerprint Pre-OS feature and its extended function, the fingerprint
Single Sign-On feature. Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register the
User Password.
■ If you fail fingerprint authentication more than five times, you must
enter the User Password or Supervisor Password manually to start the
computer.
■ When swiping, please do it slowly and at a constant speed. If this does
not improve the authentication rate, please adjust the speed.
■ If there are any changes in the environment or settings related to
authorization, you will be required to provide authorization information
such as a User Password and HDD password.
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How to enable fingerprint system boot authentication
settings
It is necessary to first enroll your fingerprint with the TrueSuite Access
Manager application prior to enabling and configuring the fingerprint PreOS feature.
Check that your fingerprint is enrolled before configuring the settings.
1. Swipe your finger across the fingerprint sensor. Or enter Windows
password and click Next.
2. Click settings.
3. The Administrator Settings screen is displayed. Place a checkmark in
"Enable Pre-OS Fingerprint Authentication" and click OK.
The modified configuration for fingerprint Pre-OS feature becomes effective
the next time the system is booted up.
Fingerprint Single Sign-On feature
General
This is a feature that allows the user to complete the authentication for both
the User Password (and optionally, the HDD user and Supervisor
passwords) and logging on to Windows using only one fingerprint
authentication when booting up. It is necessary to register the User
Password and Windows Logon password before using the fingerprint PreOS feature and this fingerprint Single Sign-On feature. Please use
TOSHIBA HW Setup to register your User Password.
Only one fingerprint authentication is required to replace the User
Password (and, if selected, the HDD user and Supervisor passwords) and
Windows Logon password.
How to enable fingerprint Single Sign-On feature
It is necessary to first enroll your fingerprint with the TrueSuite Access
Manager application prior to enabling and configuring the fingerprint Single
Sign-On feature. Check that the fingerprint is enrolled before configuring
the settings.
1. Swipe your finger across the fingerprint sensor. Or enter Windows
password and click Next.
2. Click settings.
3. The Administrator Settings screen is displayed. Place a checkmark in
"Enable Pre-OS Fingerprint Authentication".
4. Then, place a checkmark in "Enable Single Sign-On Fingerprint
Authentication" and click OK.
The modified configuration for the fingerprint Single Sign-On feature
becomes effective the next time the system is booted up.
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Fingerprint utility limitations
TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the fingerprint utility technology will be
completely secure or error-free. TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the
fingerprint utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times.
TOSHIBA is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the
use of the fingerprint software or utility.
USB Sleep and Charge function
Your computer can supply USB bus power (DCSV) to the USB port even
when the power of the computer is turned OFF. "Power OFF" includes
Sleep Mode, Hibernation Mode or shutdown state.
This function can only be used for ports that support the USB Sleep and
Charge function (hereinafter called "compatible ports").
Compatible ports are USB ports that have the ( ) symbol icon.
You can use the "USB Sleep and Charge function" to charge certain USBcompatible external devices such as mobile phones or portable digital
music players.
However, the "USB Sleep and Charge function" may not work with certain
external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In
those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
■ The "USB Sleep and Charge function" only works for compatible ports.
This function is disabled in the default setting. To enable it, you must
change [Disabled] to [Enabled] in the HW setup.
■ When "USB Sleep and Charge function" is set to [Enabled] in HW
Setup, USB bus power (DC5V) will be supplied to compatible ports
even when the power of the computer is turned "OFF".
USB bus power (DC5V) is similarly supplied to the external devices
which are connected to the compatible ports. However, some external
devices cannot be charged solely by supplying USB bus power
(DC5V).
As for the specifications of the external devices, please contact the
device manufacturer or check the specifications of the external devices
thoroughly before use.
■ Using the USB sleep and charge function to charge external devices
will take longer than charging the devices with their own chargers.
■ If external devices are connected to compatible ports when the AC
adaptor is not connected to the computer, the battery of the computer
will be depleted even when the power of the computer is turned OFF.
As such, we recommend that you connect the AC adaptor to the
computer when using the USD sleep and charge function.
■ External devices connected to the USB bus power (DC5V) function that
interfaces with the power ON/OFF of the computer may always be in
an operational state.
■ When there is a current overflow of the external devices connected to
the compatible ports, USB bus power (DC5V) supply may be stopped
for safety reasons.
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Metal paper clips or hair pins/clips will generate heat if they come into
contact with USB ports. Do not allow USB ports to come into contact with
metal products, for example when carrying the computer in your bag.
How to enable/disable USB sleep and charge function
You can set enable/disable USB sleep and charge function in HW setup
Refer to the USB Sleep and Charge function in Chapter 7, HW Setup.
Using the Web Camera
This section describes the bundled webcam utility, which can capture still
and video images. The web camera will auto-run when Windows starts.
Please unstick the protective plastic-film before using the Web Camera
Built-in microphone *
Web Camera LED *
Web Camera Lens *
* Provided with some models
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Using the software
The web camera software is pre-configured to start when you turn on
Windows Vista; if you need to restart it go to Start All Programs Camera Assistant Software Camera Assistant Software.
Capture Still
Images
Video
Recording
Audio
Recording
Function
Display Window
Camera resolution
Effects
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Capture Still Images
Click to see a preview of the captured image; you
can also e-mail the image.
Video Recording
Click to prepare for recording. Click again to start
recording. One more to stop recording and see
preview of the video.
Audio Recording
Click to start recording, click again to stop and
listen to a preview of the audio.
Function
Access additional functions: About, Player,
Effects, Properties, Settings and Help.
About
Displays software manufacturer details.
Player
Play video files.
Effects
Choose images to be displayed on the capture
screen.
Properties
Choose from the Options tab to flip, zoom, flicker
rate, night mode and backlight compensation; in
the Image tab change the color settings; in the
Profiles tab change the lighting conditions.
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Settings
Choose from the: Options tab to change the tool
bar position; the Picture tab to select picture
output options such as size, export file and save
path; the Video tab to choose video output
settings such as Frame Rate, Size, Compression
and the frame rate, size, record compressor, and
save path; the Audio tab to change the audio
device, audio compressor, audio volume and
save path.
Help
Displays the help files for the software.
Using the microphone
Your computer has a built-in microphone that can be used to record
monaural sounds into your applications. It can also be used to issue voice
commands to applications that support such functions.(Built-in microphone
is provided with some models)
Since your computer has a built-in microphone and speaker, "feedback"
may be heard under certain conditions. Feedback occurs when sound from
the speaker is picked up in the microphone and amplified back to the
speaker, which amplifies it again to the microphone.
This feedback occurs repeatedly and causes a very loud, high-pitched
noise. It is a common phenomenon that occurs in any sound system when
the microphone input is output to the speaker (throughput) and the speaker
volume is too loud or too close to the microphone. You can control
throughput by adjusting the volume of your speaker or through the Mute
function in the Master Volume panel. Refer to your Windows documentation
for details on using the Master Volume panel.
Using the optical disc drive
The text and illustrations in this section refer primarily to the optical disc
drive. However, operation is the same for all other optical media drives. The
full-size drive provides high-performance execution of CD/DVD-based
programs. You can run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CDs without an
adaptor. An ATAPI interface controller is used for CD/DVD operation. When
the computer is accessing a CD/DVD, an indicator on the drive glows.
Refer also to the Writing CD/DVD with the DVD Super Multi drive or HD
DVD-ROM drive supporting DVD±R DL section for precautions on writing to
CD/DVD.
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Loading discs
To load a disc, follow the steps below and refer to the figures.
1. a. When the power is on, press the eject button to open the drawer
slightly.
Eject Button
Pressing the eject button
b. Pressing the eject button will not open the drawer when the disc
drive's power is off. If the power is off, you can open the drawer by
inserting a slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straightened
paper clip into the eject hole just to the right of the eject button.
Manual release with the eject hole
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2. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully opened.
Pulling the drawer open
3. Place the disc, label side up, in the drawer.
Inserting a disc
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When the drawer is fully opened, the edge of the computer will extend
slightly over the disc tray. Therefore, you will need to turn the disc at an
angle when you place it in the tray. After seating the disc, however, make
sure it lies flat, as shown in the figure above.
■ Do not touch the laser lens. Doing so could cause misalignment.
■ Keep foreign matter from entering the drive. Check the back edge of
the tray to make sure it carries no debris before closing the drive.
4. Press gently at the centre of the disc until you feel it click into place. The
disc should lie below the top of the spindle, flush with the spindle base.
5. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
If the disc is not seated properly when the drawer is closed, the disc might
be damaged. Also, the drawer might not open fully when you press the
eject button.
Closing the disc drawer
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Removing discs
To remove the disc, follow the steps below and refer to the figure.
Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the disc
drive. Wait for the optical media drive indicator to go out before you open
the drawer. Also, if the disc is spinning when you open the drawer, wait for
it to stop before you remove it.
1. To pop the drawer partially open, press the eject button. Gently pull the
drawer out until it is fully opened.
■ When the drawer pops open slightly, wait a moment to make sure the
disc has stopped spinning before pulling the drawer fully open.
■ Turn off the power before you use the eject hole. If the disc is spinning
when you open the drawer, the disc could fly off the spindle and cause
injury.
2. The disc extends slightly over the sides of the drawer so you can hold it.
Hold the disc gently by its edges and lift it out.
Removing a disc
3. Push the centre of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
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Writing CD/DVD with the DVD Super Multi drive or HD
DVD-ROM drive supporting DVD±R DL
Some models in this series are equipped with Writing CD/DVD with the
DVD Super Multi drive or HD DVD-ROM drive (Supporting DVD±R DL).
You can use the DVD Super Multi drive or HD DVD-ROM drive to write data
to either CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM discs. The following
applications for writing are preinstalled: TOSHIBA Disc Creator and
TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer. Ulead Movie factory for TOSHIBA.
Important message (DVD Super Multi drive or HD DVD-ROM drive
supporting DVD±R DL)
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM
discs, read and follow all setup and operating instructions in this section. If
you fail to do so, the DVD Super Multi drive or HD DVD-ROM drive may not
function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur
other damage.
Before writing or rewriting
■ Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R/RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM
discs. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation,
quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or
rewrite success rates.
CD-R:
CD-RW:
High Speed
CD-RW:
Ultra Speed
CD-RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
DVD-R:
DVD Specifications for Recordable disc for
General Version2.0
TAIYO YUDEN Co., Ltd.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
DVD-R(DL):
DVD+R:
DVD+R(DL):
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TAIYO YUDEN Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
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DVD-RW:
DVD+RW:
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for
Version 1.1 or 1.2
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO, LTD.
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for
Version2.0, 2.1 or 2.2
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
This drive cannot use discs that allow writing of 8 speeds or more (DVD-R,
DVD+R, DVD+RW), or 6 speeds or more (DVD-RW)
■ If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you
use it.
■ The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or
DVD-RAM is affected by the quality of the disc and the way it is used.
■ There are two types of DVD-R discs: authoring and general use discs.
Do not use authoring discs. Only general use discs can be written to by
a computer drive.
■ We can support only Format1 of DVD-R DL. Therefore you cannot do
the additional writing. If your data is under 4.7 GB, we suggest to use
DVD-R (SL) media.
■ You can use DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge. You can not use a disc
with a 2.6 GB single-sided capacity and 5.2 GB double-sided capacity.
■ Other DVD-ROM drives for computers or other DVD players may not be
able to read DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW discs.
■ Data written to a CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R disc cannot be deleted either in
whole or in part.
■ Data deleted (erased) from a CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVDRAM disc cannot be recovered. Check the content of the disc carefully
before you delete it. If multiple drives that can write data to discs are
connected, be careful not to delete data from the wrong drive.
■ In writing to a DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW or DVD-RAM disc, some disc
space is required for file management, so you may not be able to write
the full capacity of the disc.
■ Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it might be filled with
dummy data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Even if you write
only a small amount of data, it might take time to fill in the dummy data.
■ DVD-RAM formatted by FAT32 cannot be read in WindowsR 2000
without DVD-RAM Driver Software.
■ When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be
careful not to write to the wrong drive.
■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor before you write or rewrite.
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■ Before you enter Sleep Mode/Hibernation Mode, be sure to finish DVDRAM writing. Writing is finished if you can eject DVD-RAM media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing
software.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver, which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer under the power scheme High Performance. Do
not use power-saving features.
■ Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish
and then disable virus detection programs including any software that
checks files automatically in the background.
■ Do not use hard disc utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and data damage.
■ Write from the computer's hard disc drive to the CD/DVD. Do not try to
write from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network
device.
■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator is not
recommended.
When writing or rewriting
Please observe/consider the following when you write or rewrite to a CD-R/
-RW, DVD-R/-RW/-RAM or DVD+R/+RW disc.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions when writing or rewriting:
■ Change users in the Windows® Vista operating system.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including using a
mouse or TouchPad or closing/opening the LCD panel.
■ Start a communication application such as a modem.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the computer.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following:
ExpressCard, USB devices, external display, optical digital devices.
■ Use the audio/video control buttons to reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the DVD Super Multi drive or HD DVD-ROM drive.
■ Do not use shut down/log off and Sleep Mode/Hibernation Mode while
writing or rewriting.
■ Make sure writing or rewriting is completed before going into Sleep
Mode/Hibernation Mode. Writing is completed if you can open the DVD
Super Multi drive tray or HD DVD-ROM drive tray.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable
surface such as a stand.
■ Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
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■ Always copy data from the hard disk drive to the CD-R/-RW,DVD-R/
-RW/-RAM or DVD+R/+RW disc. Do not use cut-and-paste. The
original data will be lost if there is a write error.
Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi drive or HD DVD-ROM drive supporting
DVD±R DL)
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM disc that may
be caused by writing or rewriting with this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/RW or DVD-R/
-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting with
this product, or for any business profit loss or business interruption that
may be caused by the change or loss of the recorded contents.
■ Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or
software. Given the technological limitations of current optical disc
writing drives, you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting
errors due to disc quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is
a good idea to make two or more copies of important data, in case of
undesired change or loss of the recorded contents.
Writing CD/DVD/HD DVDs on HD DVD-RW drives
The optical drive installed on this computer cannot write multiple sessions
on HD DVD-RW disc sessions. Once a disc has been written to once, it will
be finalized. Once finalized, no further writing to the disc will be possible
regardless of what portion of the total disc capacity was used.
You can use the HD DVD-RW drive to write data to either CD-R or CD-RW,
DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer),
DVD-RAM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R(Dual layer) discs. This computer is
provided with TOSHIBA Disc Creator and Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® to
allow for the writing to CD, DVD and HD DVD media.
For further information on TOSHIBA Disc Creator and Ulead® DVD
MovieFactory®, please refer to each software's online manual or online
helps. Refer to HD DVD Guide for information on accessing the online
manual or online help.
■ Please refer to the Writable discs, Chapter 2 for details about the types
of writable CD, DVD and HD DVD discs that can be supported by this
computer.
■ Do not turn off the power to the optical disc drive while the computer is
accessing it as this may cause you to lose data.
■ CD-R/RW media cannot be accessed using the Create CD/DVD option
in Media Center.
■ To write data to CD-R/RW media, use the TOSHIBA Disc Creator
feature that is installed on your computer.
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When writing information to media using an optical drive, you should
always ensure that you connect the AC adaptor to a live power socket. It is
possible that, if data is written while powered by the battery pack, the write
process may sometimes fail due to low battery power - these instances
data loss may occur.
Important message
Before you write or rewrite to any of the media supported by the HD DVDRW drive, please read and follow all of the setup and operating instructions
in this section. If you fail to do so, you may find that the HD DVD-RW drive
may not function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite information
successfully this may cause you to either lose data or incur other damage
to the drive or media.
Legal Footnotes
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM. HD DVD-R.
HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) or HD DVD-RW disc that may be caused by
writing or rewriting with this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R, CD-RW, DVDR,DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double
Layer),DVD+RW, DVD-RAM. HD DVD-R. HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) or
HD DVD-RW media that may be caused by writing or rewriting with this
product, or for any business profit loss or business interruption that may
be caused by the change or loss of the recorded contents.
■ Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or
software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives, you
may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc quality or
problems with hardware devices. In view of this, it is good practice to make
two or more copies of important data, in case of any undesired change or
loss of the recorded contents.
Before writing or rewriting
■ Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
follow-ing manufacturers of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual
Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVDRAM. HD DVD-R. HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) or HD DVD-RW media,
however, it must be noted that disc quality can affect write or rewrite
success rates. Please also be aware that in no event does TOSHIBA
guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc.
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DVD+R DL:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
RICOH Co., Ltd.
Hitach Maxell Ltd.
(High-Speed, Multi Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
RICOH Co., Ltd.
(Ultra-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for
General Version 2.0
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for
General Version 1.1 or 1.2
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN.LIMITED
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for General
Version 2.0, 2.1 or 2.2
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD-R DL:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
HD DVD-R:
HD DVD-R DL:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
HD DVD-RW:
RITEK Co.
CD-R:
CD-RW:
CD-RW:
DVD-R:
DVD+R:
DVD-RW:
DVD+RW:
DVD-RAM:
■ This drive cannot use discs that allow writing faster than 8x speed
(DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW media), 6x speed (DVD-RW media),
5x speed (DVD-RAM media), 4x speed (DVD-R (Dual Layer) media
and DVD+R (Double Layer media).
■ Some types and formats of DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double
Layer) discs may be unreadable.
■ 2.6 GB and 5.2 GB DVD-RAM media cannot be read from or written to.
■ DISC created in DVD-R (Dual Layer) format 4 (Layer Jump Recording)
cannot be read.
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■ If the disc is poor in quality, or is dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting
errors may be noted - ensure that you check all discs for dirt or damage
before you use them.
■ The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVDRAM or HD DVD-RW media will be affected by the quality of the disc
itself and the way in which it is used.
■ There are two types of DVD-R media available, authoring discs and
general use discs. Do not attempt to use authoring discs as only
general use discs can be written to by a computer drive.
■ You can use both DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge
and DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge.
■ You may find that other computer DVD-ROM drives or other DVD
players may not be able to read DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, HD DVD-R or HD DVDR(Dual Layer) discs.
■ Data written to a CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer), HD DVD-R or HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) discs cannot be
deleted either in whole or in part.
■ Data deleted/erased from a CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or
HD DVD-RW disc cannot be recovered. You must check the content of
the disc carefully before you delete it, taking care that, if multiple drives
that can write data to discs are connected, you do not delete data from
the wrong one.
■ In writing to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R(Dual
Layer) or HD DVD-RW media, some space is required for file
management, so you may not be able to write to the full capacity of the
disc.
■ Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it might be filled with
dummy data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Therefore, in
these circumstance, even if you write only a small amount of data, it
might take additional time to fill in the dummy data.
■ When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be
sure that you do not write to or delete data from the wrong drive.
■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the computer before you write or
rewrite any information.
■ Before you enter either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode, take care to
ensure that any DVD-RAM writing has been completed. In this instance,
writing is finished if you can eject the DVD-RAM media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except for the writing
software itself.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver which can put a heavy load
on the processor.
■ Operate the computer at its full power settings - do not use any powersaving features.
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■ Do not write information while virus checking software is running,
instead wait for it to finish, then disable the virus protection applications,
including any software that checks files automatically in the
background.
■ Do not use any hard disk utilities, including those that are intended to
enhance hard disk drive access speeds, as they may cause unstable
operation and damage data.
■ CD-RW (Ultra Speed +) media should not be used as data may be lost
or damaged.
■ You should always write from the computer's hard disk drive onto the
CD/DVD/HD DVD - do not try to write from shared devices such as a
server or any other network device.
■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator has not been
confirmed, therefore operation with other software applications cannot
be guaranteed.
When writing or rewriting
Please observe the following points while you write or rewrite data to CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double
Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) or HD
DVD-RW media:
■ Always copy data from the hard disk drive to the optical disc - do not
use the cut-and-paste function as the original data will be lost if there is
a write error.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
■ Change users in the Windows VistaTM operating system.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including such tasks as
using a mouse or Touch Pad, or closing/opening the display panel.
■ Start a communication application such as a modem.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the computer.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including such items as
a ExpressCard, SD/SDHC memory card, ExpressCard, Memory
Stick/Memory Stick Pro, xD picture card, MultiMediaCard, USB
device, external monitor, i.LINK device, or an optical digital device.
■ Use the audio/video control button to reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the optical disc drive.
■ Do not use shut down, log off, Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode
functions while writing or rewriting.
■ Make sure that the write/rewrite operation is completed before going
into either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode (writing is completed if you
can remove an optical disc on the HD DVD-R drive).
■ If the media is of poor quality, or is dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting
errors may occur.
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■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration such as airplanes, trains or cars. In addition, do not use the
computer on an unstable surface such as a stand.
■ Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Note the following limitations when you use TOSHIBA Disc Creator:
■ DVD-Video cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ DVD-Audio cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot use TOSHIBA Disc Creator's "Audio CD for Car or Home
CD Player" function to record music to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual
Layer),DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, HD DVDR, HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) or HD DVD-RW media.
■ Do not use the "Disc Backup" function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator in
order to copy DVD Video, DVD-ROM, HD DVD Video or HD DVD-ROM
material that has copyright protection.
■ DVD-RAM discs cannot be backed up using the "Disc Backup"
functionof TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot back up CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media to DVD-R, DVDR (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) or HD
DVD-RW media using the "Disc Backup" function of TOSHIBA Disc
Creator.
■ You cannot back up CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media to DVD+R,
DVD+R (Double Layer) or DVD+RW media using the "Disc Backup"
function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot back up DVD-ROM, DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual
Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, HD
DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) or HD DVD-RW to CDR or CD-RW media using the "Disc Backup" function of TOSHIBA Disc
Creator.
■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator cannot record in packet format.
■ You might not be able to use the "Disc Backup" function of TOSHIBA
Disc Creator to back up a DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, HD DVD-R, HD DVDR(Dual Layer) or HD DVD-RW disc that was made with other software
on a different optical media recorder.
■ If you add data to a DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer), HD DVD-R or HD DVD-R(Dual Layer) disc that you
have already recorded to,you might not be able to read the added data
under some circumstances. For example, it cannot be read under 16-bit
operating systems, such as Windows 98SE and Windows Me, while in
Windows NT4 you will need Service Pack 6 or later, and in Windows
2000, you will need Service Pack 2. In addition to this, some DVD-ROM
and DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW drives cannot read this added data
regardless of the operating system.
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■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator does not support recording to DVD-RAM discs to achieve this you should use Windows Explorer or another similar
utility.
■ When you back up a DVD disc, be sure that the source drive supports
recording to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer) or DVD+RW media - if this is not the case then the
source disc might not be backed up correctly.
■ When you back up a DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R (Dual
Layer) or HD DVD-RW disc, be sure to use the same type of disc.
■ You cannot partially delete any data written to a CD-RW, DVD-RW,
DVD+RW, HD DVD-RW disc.
Data Verification
To verify that data has been written or rewritten correctly to a data CD/DVD/
HD DVD you should follow the steps below before you begin the write/
rewrite pro-cess:
1. Display the setting dialog box by one of the following two steps:
■ Click the Recording settings button (
) for writing on the main
toolbar in the Data Disc mode.
■ Select Setting for Each Mode Data Disc in the Setting menu.
2. Mark the Verify written data check box.
3. Select File Open or Full Compare mode.
4. Click the OK button.
How to learn more about TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Please refer to the Help files for additional TOSHIBA Disc Creator
information.
Video
You can record video using Ulead DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA.
When using Ulead DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA
How to make a Labelflash DVD
Simplified steps for making a Labelflash DVD:
1. Insert a Labelflash disc in DVD drive.
Set PRINTING SIDE for underside.
2. Click Start All Programs DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Laucher to launch DVD
MovieFactory.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Click Print Disc Label Label Printing. Ulead Label@Once is started.
Click the General tab.
Choose DVD Drive for Printer. e.g.<E:> PIONEER DVD....
Add and customize the look of your images and text.
Click Labelflash setting and choose Draw Quality.
Click Print.
How to make a DVD-Video
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from video data captured from a
DV-Camcorder:
1. Click
All Programs DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch
MediaFactory.
2. Insert a DVD-RW or DVD+RW disc in Burner.
3. Click Video Disc Burn Video to Disc to launch Direct Recording
dialog box, choose DVD-Video/+VR to invoke Straight Capture to
Disc Page.
4. Choose DVD-Video format.
5. Confirm the capture source is DV.
6. Press Capture button.
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from adding video source:
1. Click
All Programs DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD
MovieFactory.
1. Click Video Disc New Project to invoke 2nd Launcher, choose your
project type, then invoke MediaFactory.
2. Add source from HD Disk by click Add video files button to invoke
browser dialog box.
3. Choose the source video then go to Next page to apply Menu.
4. After choose the menu template, press Next button to go to Burning
Page.
5. Choose the output type then press Burn button.
How to learn more about Ulead DVD MovieFactory®
Please refer to the Help and Manual file for additional Ulead DVD
MovieFactory information.
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Important information for use
Note the following limitations when you write video DVD:
1. Editing digital video
■ Log in with Administrator rights to use DVD MovieFactory.
■ Make sure that your computer is running on AC power when using
DVD MovieFactory
■ Operate the computer at Full Power. Do not use power-saving
features.
■ While you are editing DVD, you can display previews. However, if
another application is running, the preview might not display
properly.
■ DVD MovieFactory cannot edit or play copy protected content.
■ Do not enter Sleep/Hibernation Mode while using DVD
MovieFactory
■ Do not operate DVD MovieFactory immediately after turning on the
computer. Please wait until all Disc Drive activity has stopped.
■ When recording to a DV-Camcorder, to ensure you capture all of
your data, let the camcorder record for a few seconds before you
begin recording your actual data.
■ CD recorder, JPEG functions, DVD-Audio, mini DVD and Video CD
functions are not supported in this version.
■ While recording video to DVD or tape, please close all other
programs.
■ Do not run software like a screen saver because it can put a heavy
load on the CPU.
■ Do not support MP3 decode and encode.
2. Before recording the video to DVD
■ When you record to DVD disc, please use only discs recommended
by the Drive manufacturer.
■ Do not set the working drive to a slow device like a USB 1.1 hard
disk drive or it will fail to write DVD.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including using a
mouse or TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad or closing/opening the LCD
panel.
■ Bump or cause vibration to the computer.
■ Use the Mode control button and Audio/Video control button to
reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the DVD drive.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the
following:
■ SD card, USB devices, external display, i.LINK. devices, optical
digital devices.
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■ Please verify your disc after recording important data.
■ DVD-R/+R/-RW disc cannot be written in VR format.
■ Not support to output VCD or SVCD format.
3. About Straight to Disc
■ Not support to record on DVD-R/+R disc
■ Not support to record DVD+VR format by HDV
■ HDV support to burn DVD-Video only
■ DVD-VR format not support to add Menu
4. About recorded DVDs
■ Some DVD-ROM drives for personal computers or other DVD
players may not be able to read DVD-R/+R/-RW/-RAM discs.
■ When playing your recorded disc on your computer, please use the
DVD Video Player.
■ If you use an over-used rewritable disc, the full formatting might be
locked. Please use a brand new disc.
Media care
This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your CD/DVD/HD
DVD.
Handle your media with care. The following simple precautions will
increase the lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on them:
CD/DVD/HD DVD
1. Store your CD/DVD/HD DVD in the container they came in to protect
them and keep them clean.
2. Do not bend the CD/DVD/HD DVD.
3. Do not write on, apply a sticker to, or otherwise mar the surface of the
CD/DVD/HD DVD that contains data.
4. Hold the CD/DVD/HD DVD by its outside edge or the edge on the
centre hole. Fingerprints on the surface can prevent the drive from
properly reading data.
5. Do not expose to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold. Do not place
heavy objects on your CD/DVD/HD DVD.
6. If your CD/DVD/HD DVD become dusty or dirty, wipe them with a clean
dry cloth. Wipe from the centre out, do not wipe in a circular direction
around the CD/DVD/HD DVD. If necessary, use a cloth dampened in
water or a neutral cleaner. Do not use benzine, thinner or similar
cleaner.
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Modem
Some models has a built in modem.
This section describes how to connect and disconnect the internal modem
to and from a telephone jack.
The internal modem does not support voice functions. All data and fax
functions are supported.
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from the
telephone jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will
damage the modem.
Region selection
Telecommunication regulations vary from one region to another, so you will
need to make sure the internal modem's settings are correct for the region
in which it will be used.
To select a region, follow the steps below.
1. Click start, point to All Programs, TOSHIBA, Networking, and click
Modem Region Select.
Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem setup utility
in the Control Panel if the function is available. If you change the Country/
Region in the Control Panel, the change may not take effect.
2. The Region Selection icon will appear in the Task Bar. Click the icon
with the primary mouse button to display a list of regions that the
modem supports. A sub menu for telephony location information will
also be displayed. A check will appear next to the currently selected
region and telephony location.
3. Select a region from the region menu or a telephony location from the
sub-menu.
■ When you click a region it becomes the modem's region selection,
and the New Location for telephony will be set automatically.
■ When you select a telephony location, the corresponding region is
automatically selected and it becomes the modem's current region
setting.
Properties menu
Click the icon with the secondary mouse button to display properties menu
on the screen.
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Settings
You can enable or disable the following settings:
AutoRun Mode
The Region Select utility starts automatically when you start up the
operating system.
Open the Dialling Properties dialog box after selecting
region
The dialing properties dialog box will be displayed automatically after you
select the region.
Location list for region selection
A submenu appears displaying location information for telephony.
Open dialog box, if the modem and Telephony Current
Location region code do not match
A warning dialog box is displayed if current settings for region code and
telephony location are incorrect.
Modem Selection
If the computer cannot recognize the internal modem, a dialog box is
displayed. Select the COM port for your modem to use.
Dialing Properties
Select this item to display the dialing properties.
If you are using the computer in Japan, the Telecommunications Business
Law requires that you select Japan region mode. It is illegal to use the
modem in Japan with any other selection.
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Connecting
To connect the modem cable(optional), follow the steps below.
■ The modular cable that comes with the computer must be used to
connect a modem. Connect the end of the modular cable with the core
to the computer.
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from the
telephone jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will
damage the modem.
1. Plug one end of the modular cable into the modem jack.
2. Plug the other end of the modular cable into a telephone jack.
Connecting the internal modem
Do not pull on the cable or move the computer while the cable is
connected.
Disconnecting
To disconnect the internal modem cable(optional), follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the telephone jack and pull out the
connector.
2. In the same way, pull the cable’s other connector out of the computer.
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Using the FM tuner
The availability of this feature is depending on the model you purchased.
1. Plug the FM tuner antenna into the FM Antenna Jack.
FM tuner antenna
FM Antenna
Jack
2. Select Start All Programs FM Tuner Utility to start FM software.
Wireless communications
The computer’s wireless communication function supports both Wireless
LAN and Bluetooth devices.
■ Do not use the Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth functionalities near a
microwave oven or in areas subject to radio interference or magnetic
fields. Interference from a microwave oven or other source can disrupt
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth operation.
■ Turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities off when near a person who
may have a cardiac pacemaker implant or other medical electric
device. Radio waves may affect pacemaker or medical device
operation, possibly resulting in serious injury. Follow the instruction of
your medical device when using any Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionality.
■ Always turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionality if the computer is near
automatic control equipment or appliances such as automatic doors or
fire detectors. Radio waves can cause malfunction of such equipment,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
■ It may not be possible to make a network connection to a specified
network name using the ad hoc network function.
If this occurs, the new network(*) will have to be configured for all
computers connected to the same network in order to re-enable
network connections.
* Please be sure to use new network name.
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Wireless LAN
Where present, it supports the A,B, G and draft N standards but it is
compatible with other LAN systems based on Direct Sequence Spread
Spectrum/Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio technology
that complies with IEEE802.11 Wireless LAN standard.
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 54,
48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbit/s. (IEEE 802.11a/g)
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 11,
5.5, 2 and 1 Mbit/s. (IEEE 802.11b)
■ Roaming over multiple channels
■ Card Power Management
■ Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption, based on the 128 bit
encryption algorithm.
■ Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption, based on 128 bit
encryption algorithm.
Security
■ Be sure to enable the encryption function otherwise you may expose
your computer to illegal access by an outsider across the Wireless LAN
which may cause intrusion, eavesdropping, and the loss or destruction
of stored data. TOSHIBA strongly recommend the customer to enable
the encryption function.
■ TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping of data due to the use of
Wireless LAN and the damage thereof.
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA (depends on the model
purchased)
Please note that this software is specifically designed for the following
operating systems:
■ Microsoft® Windows Vista™
Detailed information regarding the use with these operating systems is
listed below. Please refer also to the electronic information which is
included with each software.
This Bluetooth Stack is based on Bluetooth Version 1.1/1.2/2.0/2.1+EDR
specification. TOSHIBA cannot confirm compatibility between any PC
products and/or other electronic devices that use Bluetooth other than
TOSHIBA notebook computers.
Release Notes related to the Bluetooth Stack for Windows
by TOSHIBA
1. Fax application software:
Regarding FAX application software, there are some software that you
cannot use on this Bluetooth Stack.
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2. Multi User:
On Windows Vista™, the use of Bluetooth is not supported in a multiuser environment. This means that, when you use Bluetooth, other
users logged onto the same computer will not be able to use its
Bluetooth functionality.
Product Support:
The latest information regarding Operating System support, Language
Support or available upgrades can be found on our web site
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or
http://www.pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States.
Wireless communication switch
You can enable or disable the Wireless LAN function, with the on/off switch.
No transmissions are sent or received when the switch is off. Slid the
Switch to turn it on and turn it off.
Set the switch to off in airplanes and hospitals. Check the indicator. It will
stop glowing when the wireless communication function is off.
Wireless activity LED
The wireless activity LED indicates the status of the wireless
communication functions.
Indicator status
Indication
LED off
Wireless communication switch is set to off.
Automatic power down because of overheating.
Power malfunction
LED glows
Wireless communication switch is on. Wireless
LAN is turned on by an application.
If you used the Task Bar to disable Wireless LAN, you will need to restart
the computer to re-enable it. Alternatively, you can also follow this
procedure:
1. In the Control Panel, click System and Maintenance.
2. Click the Device Manager. The Device Manager window opens. Click
Network adaptors.
3. Select your preferred Network adaptor, then click the Enable button in
the tool bar.
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LAN
The computer has built-in support for Fast Ethernet LAN or Giga bit
Ehternet LAN (depends on the model you purchased).
LAN cable types
The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a LAN.
Logging onto a LAN using the computer's default settings could cause a
malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your LAN administrator
regarding set-up procedures.
If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX), be sure to connect with a CAT5 cable or higher. You cannot
use a CAT3 cable.
If you are using Giga bit Ethernet LAN, be sure to connect with a CAT5-E
cable or higher. You cannot use a CAT5 or a CAT3 cable.
Connecting LAN cable
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power to the computer and to all external devices
connected to the computer.
2. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you hear
the latch click into place.
Connecting the LAN cable
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector. Check with
your LAN administrator before connecting to a hub.
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Disconnecting LAN cable
To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer's LAN jack and pull
out the connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub in the same manner. Check
with your LAN administrator before disconnecting from the hub.
Cleaning the computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust
and use care with liquids around the computer.
■ Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get
wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely
before you turn it on again.
■ Clean the computer using a slightly damp (with water) cloth. You can
use glass cleaner on the display. Spray a small amount of cleaner on a
soft, clean cloth and wipe the screen gently with the cloth.
Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let liquid run into any
part of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the
computer.
■ Remove the dust from the cooling vents on the Left side of the
computer regularly with a vacuum cleaner. Refer to Chapter 2, The
Grand Tour, Left side.
Moving the computer
The computer is designed for rugged durability. However, a few simple
precautions taken when moving the computer will help ensure trouble-free
operation.
■ Make sure all disk activity has ended before moving the computer.
Check the HDD indicator on the computer.
■ If a CD/DVD is in the drives, remove it. Also make sure the disc tray is
securely closed.
■ Turn off (shut down) the computer.
■ Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the
computer.
■ Close the LCD display panel. Do not pick up the computer by its display
panel.
■ Before carrying your computer, shut down the computer, disconnect the
power cable and wait until the PC cools down. Failure to follow this
instruction could result in minor injury.
■ Always turn off the power when you move the computer. If the power
button has a lock, set it to the lock position. Also be careful not to
subject the computer to impact. Failure to follow this instruction could
result in damage to computer, computer failure or loss of data.
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■ Never transport your computer with ExpressCards installed. This could
cause damage to your computer and/or ExpressCard, resulting in
product failure.
■ Use the carrying case when transporting the computer.
■ When carrying your computer, be sure to hold it securely so that it does
not fall or hit anything.
■ Do not carry your computer by holding protruded portions.
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The Keyboard
Chapter 5
The Keyboard
The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s
keyboard layout your computer is configured with. Keyboards for numerous
languages are available.
There are five types of keys: typewriter keys, function keys, soft keys,
Windows® special keys, and cursor control keys.
Typewriter keys
The typewriter keys produce the upper- and lower-case letters, numbers,
punctuation marks, and special symbols that appear on the screen.
There are some differences, however, between using a typewriter and
using a computer keyboard:
■ Letters and numbers produced in computer text vary in width. Spaces,
which are created by a "space character," may also vary depending on
line justification and other factors.
■ The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 (one) are not interchangeable on
computers as they are on a typewriter.
■ The uppercase O (oh) and the 0 (zero) are not interchangeable.
■ The Caps Lock function key locks only the alphabetic characters in
uppercase while the shift lock on a typewriter places all keys in the
shifted position.
■ The Shift keys, the Tab key, and the BackSpace key perform the same
function as their typewriter counterparts but also have special computer
functions.
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F1 ... F12 function keys
The function keys (not to be confused with Fn) are the 12 keys at the top of
your keyboard. These keys function differently from other keys.
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute
programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the Fn key,
keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer. Refer
to the section, Soft keys: Fn key combinations, in this chapter. The function
executed by individual keys depends on the software you are using.
Soft keys: Fn key combinations
The Fn (function) is used in combination with other keys to form soft keys.
Soft keys are key combinations that enable, disable or configure specific
features.
Emulating keys on enhanced keyboard
A 101-key enhanced keyboard layout
Press Fn + F12 to lock the cursor on a specific line. The power on default is
off.
Hot keys
+
Mute:Turns the volume on and off.
+
Lock: Enters "Lock computer" mode. To restore your desktop, you need to
log on again.
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+
Power plan: Displays the power save modes and lets you change the
power settings.
+
Sleep: This hot key switches the system to Sleep Mode.
+
Hibernate:This hot key switches the system to Hibernate mode.
+
Output: Changes the active display device.
Default resolution for simultaneous mode is set to 1024 × 768. If you
connect an RGB (Monitor) that is not 1024 × 768 resolution, change it in
"Display Properties".
+
Brightness (decreases): Turns the monitor brightness down.
+
Brightness (increases): Turns the monitor brightness up.
+
Wireless: Switches the active wireless devices if the wireless
communication switch is switched on.
+
TouchPad: Enables or disables the Touch Pad function.
+
Zoom: Changes the display resolution.
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+
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (reduce): Reduces the icon size on the
desktop or the font size within one of the supported application windows.
+
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (enlarge): Increases the icon size on the
desktop or the font size within one of the supported application windows.
Before using Fn + 1 and Fn + 2, you must install the TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility. The Utility only supports the following application windows:
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player,
Adobe Reader and the icons on the desktop.
Fn Sticky key (Depends on the model you purchased)
You can use the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility to make the Fn key sticky,
that is, you can press it once, release it, and then press an "F number" key.
To start the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility, click start, point to All
Programs, point to TOSHIBA, point to Utilities and click Accessibility.
Windows® special keys
The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows®:
Windows® logo key activates the start menu and the other, the application
key, has the same function as the secondary mouse button.
This key activates the Windows® start menu.
This key has the same function as the secondary mouse button.
Generating ASCII characters
Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard
operation. But, you can generate these characters using their ASCII codes.
1. Hold down Alt + Fn.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
3. Release Alt + Fn, and the ASCII character appears on the display
screen.
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Chapter 6
Power and Power-Up Modes
The computer's power resources include the AC adaptor and internal
batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of
these resources including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving
battery power, and power up modes.
Power conditions
The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected
by the power conditions: whether an AC adaptor is connected, whether a
battery is installed and what the charge level is for the battery.
Universal
AC adaptor
connected
Universal
AC adaptor
not
connected
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Power on
Power off (no operation)
Battery fully
charged
• Operates
• LED: Battery white/green
• LED: Battery white/green
Battery partially
charged or no
charge
• Operates
• Quick Charge
• LED: Battery orange
• Quick charge
• LED: Battery orange
No battery
installed
• Operates
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
Battery charge is • Operates
above low battery • LED: Battery off
trigger point
Battery charge is • Operates
below low battery • LED: Battery flashes orange
trigger point
Battery charge is
exhausted
Computer shuts down
No Battery
installed
• Cannot operates
• LED: Battery off
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Power indicators
As shown in the above table, the Battery Power indicators on the system
indicator alert you to the computer’s operating capability and battery charge
status.
Battery indicator
Check the Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery pack.
The following indicator lights indicate the battery status:
Flashing orange
The battery charge is low. The AC adaptor must
be connected to recharge the battery.
Orange
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and
charging the battery.
White/Green
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the
battery is fully charged.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light.
If the battery becomes too hot while it is being charged, the charge will
stop and the battery indicator will go out. When the battery’s temperature
falls to a normal range, charge will resume. This occurs whether the
computer's power is on or off.
Power indicator
Check the Power indicator to determine the power status:
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Indicates power is being supplied to the
computer and the computer is turned on.
Blinking orange
Indicates power is being supplied to the
computer while the computer is in Sleep Mode.
The indicator turns on for one second and off for
two seconds.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light.
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Battery types
The computer has the following batteries:
■ Battery pack (6cell or 9cell depending on the model.)
■ Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
■ The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery
as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries
recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode.
Data is stored in RAM, so if the computer loses power it will be lost.
When the computer is powered off in Sleep Mode, and the AC adaptor
is not connected, the main battery pack supplies power to maintain
data and programs in memory. If the battery pack is completely
discharged, Sleep Mode does not function and the computer loses all
data in memory.
Battery pack
When the AC adaptor is not connected, the computer's main power source
is a removable lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this manual as
the main battery. You can purchase additional battery packs for extended
use of the computer away from an AC power source.
Before you remove the battery pack, set the computer to Hibernation Mode
or save your data and shut down the computer. Do not change the battery
pack while the AC adaptor is connected.
Battery pack
To ensure that the battery pack maintains its maximum capacity, operate
the computer on battery power at least once a month until the battery pack
is fully discharged. Refer to Extending battery life in this chapter for
procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power through
an AC adaptor for an extended period, more than a month, the battery may
fail to retain a charge. It may not function efficiently over the expected life of
the battery and the Battery indicator may not indicate a low-battery
condition.
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Real Time Clock battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real
time clock and calendar. It also maintains the system configuration.
If the RTC battery becomes completely discharged, the system loses this
data and the real time clock and calendar stop working.
The computer's RTC battery is a lithium ion battery and should be replaced
only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery
can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of.
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
■ You can change the settings of the Real Time Clock by pressing F2 in
POST.
■ After configuring the time and date for the Real Time Clock battery, we
recommend that you turn the power status of your computer to "ON" so
that the Real Time Clock battery is charged. Refer to Chapter 9
Troubleshooting, for details.
If the following message is displayed on the LCD:
ERROR 0271: Check date and time settings.
WARNING 0251: System CMOS checksum badDefault configuration used.
Press [F1] to resume, [F2] to setup.
The charge in the RTC battery is getting low or has been exhausted. You
will need to set the date and time within the BIOS setup using the following
steps:
1. Press F2 key - the BIOS setup screen will be displayed.
2. Set the date in System Date.
3. Set the time in System Time.
4. Press F10 key. Confirmation message will appear.
Press Enter key. BIOS setup will terminate and the computer will be
rebooted.
After configuring the date and time it is recommended that you switch the
computer on and then leave it in this state so that the Real Time Clock
battery can be charged.
Care and use of the battery pack
The battery pack is a vital component of portable computing. Taking proper
care of it will help ensure longer operating time on battery power as well as
a longer life for your battery pack. Follow the instructions in this section
carefully to ensure safe operation and maximum performance.
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Safety precautions
Mishandling of batteries can cause death, serious injury or property
damage. Carefully observe the following advisories:
Danger: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Warning: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Caution: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which if not avoided,
may result in moderate or minor injury or property damage.
Note: Provides important information.
Danger
1. Never try to dispose of the battery pack by burning or expose it to a
heating device such as a microwave oven. The battery pack could
explode and cause bodily injury.
2. Never try to disassemble, repair or otherwise tamper with a battery
pack. The battery pack will overheat and ignite. Leakage of caustic
alkaline solution or other electrolytic substances will cause fire or injury,
possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
3. Never short-circuit the battery pack by contacting the terminals with a
metal object. A short-circuit can cause fire or otherwise damage the
battery pack and possibly cause injury. To avoid accidental short-circuit,
always wrap the battery pack in plastic and cover the terminals with
electrical tape when storing or disposing of the battery pack.
4. Never puncture the battery pack with a nail or other sharp object. Never
strike it with a hammer or other object. Never step on it.
5. Never try to charge the battery pack in any manner other than that
described in the User's manual. Never connect the battery pack to a
plug socket or to an automobile’s cigarette lighter socket. It may rupture
or ignite.
6. Use only the battery pack supplied with the computer or other device or
a battery pack approved by the computer or device’s manufacturer.
Battery packs have different voltages and terminal polarities. Use of an
improper battery could cause smoke, fire or rupture of the battery pack.
7. Never subject a battery pack to heat, such as storage near a heat
source. Exposure to heat can cause the battery pack to ignite, explode
or leak caustic liquid and cause death or serious injury. It could also fail
or malfunction causing data loss.
8. Never expose the battery pack to abnormal shock, vibration or
pressure. The battery pack’s internal protective device will fail, causing
it to overheat, explode, ignite or leak caustic liquids possibly resulting in
death or serious injury.
9. Never let a battery pack become wet. A wet battery pack will overheat,
ignite or rupture possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
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Warning
1. Never allow caustic electrolyte fluid leaked from a battery pack to
contact your eyes, skin or clothing. If caustic electrolyte fluid should
contact your eyes, immediately wash your eyes with large amounts of
running water and seek medical attention, to help prevent eye damage.
If electrolyte fluid should contact your skin immediately wash it under
running water to prevent rash. If it contacts your clothes, promptly
remove them to prevent the fluid from contacting your skin or eyes.
2. Immediately turn off the power, disconnect the AC adaptor and remove
the battery if any of the following events are observed in the battery
pack: offensive or unusual odor, excessive heat, discoloration or
deformation. Never use the computer again until it has been checked
by a TOSHIBA service provider. It might generate smoke or fire, or the
battery pack might rupture.
3. Make sure the battery is securely installed in the computer before
attempting to charge the battery pack. Improper installation could
generate smoke or fire, or cause the battery pack to rupture.
4. Keep the battery pack out of reach of infants and children. It can cause
injury.
Caution
1. Never continue to use a battery pack after its recharging capacity has
become impaired, or after the display of a warning message indicating
that the battery pack’s power is exhausted. Continued use of an
exhausted or impaired battery pack could cause the loss of data.
2. Never dispose of battery packs with normal trash. Bring them to your
TOSHIBA dealer or to another recycling centre to save resources and
prevent environmental damage. Cover the terminals with electrical tape
to prevent short-circuits, which could cause the battery pack to ignite or
rupture.
3. Use only battery packs recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
4. Always make sure the battery pack is installed correctly and securely.
Otherwise, a battery pack could fall out and possibly cause injury.
5. Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and
35 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak,
battery pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might be
shortened.
6. Be sure to monitor the remaining battery power. If the battery pack and
real time clock battery discharge completely, Sleep Mode will not
function and data in memory will be lost. Also, the computer might
register an incorrect time and date. In this case, connect the
AC adaptor to recharge the batteries.
7. Never install or remove the battery pack without first turning off the
power and disconnecting the AC adaptor. Never remove the battery
pack while the computer is in Suspend or Sleep Mode. Data will be lost.
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Note
1. Never remove the battery pack while the Wake-up on LAN function is
enabled. Data will be lost. Before you remove a battery pack, disable
the Wake-up on LAN function.
2. After the battery pack is charged, avoid leaving the AC adaptor
connected and the computer turned off for more than a few hours at a
time. Continuing to charge a fully-charged battery pack can damage the
battery.
Charging the batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the Battery indicator
flashes orange indicating that only a few minutes of battery power remain.
If you continue to use the computer while the Battery indicator flashes, the
computer enables Hibernation Mode (so you don't lose data) and
automatically turns off.
You must recharge a battery pack when it becomes discharged.
Procedures
To recharge a battery pack while it is installed in the computer, connect the
AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack and plug the other end into a working
outlet.
The Battery indicator glows orange when the battery is being charged.
Use only the computer connected to an AC power source to charge the
battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other
charger.
Time
The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a
discharged battery.
Charging time (hours)
Battery type
Power on
Power off
Battery pack (6cell, 9cell)
4-10 hours
4 hours max
RTC battery
About 24 hours
About 24 hours
The charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient
temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you use the
computer. If you make heavy use of external devices, for example, the
battery might scarcely charge at all during operation. Refer also to the
section Maximizing battery operating time.
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Battery charging notice
The battery may not charge right away under the following conditions:
■ The battery is extremely hot or cold. If the battery is extremely hot, it
might not charge at all. To ensure the battery charges to its full capacity,
charge the battery at room temperature of 10° to 30°C (50° to 88°F).
■ The battery is nearly completely discharged. Leave the AC adaptor
connected for a few minutes and the battery should begin charging.
The Battery indicator may show a rapid decrease in battery operating time
when you try to charge a battery under the following conditions:
■ The battery has not been used for a long time.
■ The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer for
a long time.
■ A cool battery is installed in a warm computer.
In such case, follow the steps below.
1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power
on until the power automatically shuts off.
2. Plug in the AC adaptor.
3. Charge the battery until the Battery indicator glows blue.
Repeat these steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal
capacity.
Leaving the AC adaptor connected will shorten battery life. At least once a
month, run the computer on battery power until the battery is fully
discharged, then recharge the battery.
Monitoring battery capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods.
■ Clicking the battery icon on the task bar
■ Via the Windows Mobility Center window
■ Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying to
monitor the remaining operating time. The computer needs this time to
check the battery's remaining capacity and to calculate the remaining
operating time, based on the current power consumption rate and
remaining battery capacity. The actual remaining operating time may
differ slightly from the calculated time.
■ With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity will
gradually decrease. Therefore, an often used, older battery will not
operate for as long as a new battery even when both are fully charged.
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Maximizing battery operating time
A battery’s usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a
single charge.
How long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
■ CPU processing speed (depends on the model you purchased)
■ Screen brightness
■ Cooling method (depends on the model you purchased)
■ System Sleep Mode
■ System Hibernation
■ Monitor power off
■ How often and how long you use the hard disk, optical disc.
■ How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
■ How you use optional devices, such as an Express Card, to which the
battery supplies power.
■ Enabling Sleep Mode conserves battery power if you are frequently
turning the computer off and on.
■ Where you store your programs and data.
■ Closing the display when you are not using the keyboard saves power.
■ Operating time decreases at low temperatures.
■ The condition of the battery terminals. Make sure the battery terminals
stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the
battery pack.
Retaining data with power off
When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries
retain data for the following approximate time periods.
Battery pack
(6cell, 9cell)
Approximately 3 days (Sleep mode, 6-cell)
Approximately 5 days (Sleep mode, 9-cell)
Approximately 1 month (Shut down mode, all type
of battery packs)
RTC battery
Approximately 1 month
Extending battery life
To maximize the life of your battery pack:
■ At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source
and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.
Before doing so, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the computer's power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and turn on the computer's power. If it does
not turn on go to step 4.
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3. Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If the battery
pack has at least five minutes of operating time, continue operating until
the battery pack is fully discharged. If the Battery indicator flashes or
there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4.
4. Connect the AC adaptor to the computer and the power cord to a power
outlet. The Battery indicator should glow orange to indicate that the
battery pack is being charged. If the Battery indicator does not glow,
power is not being supplied. Check the connections for the AC adaptor
and power cord.
5. Charge the battery pack until the Battery indicator glows blue.
■ If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
■ If you will not be using the system for an extended period, more than
one month, remove the battery pack.
■ Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
Replacing the battery pack
When the battery pack reaches the end of its operating life you will need to
install a new one. The life of the battery pack is generally about 500
recharges. If the Battery indicator flashes orange shortly after fully
recharging the battery, the battery pack needs to be replaced.
You might also replace a discharged battery pack with a charged spare
when you are operating your computer away from an AC power source.
This section explains how to remove and install the battery pack.
Removing the battery pack
To replace a discharged battery, follow the steps below.
■ When handling battery packs, do not short-circuit the terminals. Also do
not drop, hit or otherwise apply impact; do not scratch or break the
casing and do not twist or bend the battery pack.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode.
Data is stored in RAM, so if the computer loses power it will be lost.
■ In Hibernation Mode, data will be lost if you remove the battery or
disconnect the AC adaptor before the save is completed. Wait for the
Built-in HDD indicator to go out.
■ Do not touch the latch while holding the computer. Or you may get
injured by the dropped battery by unintentional release of the latch.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Save your work.
Turn the computer's power off. Make sure the Power indicator is off.
Remove all cables connected to the computer.
Turn the computer upside down.
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5. Slide and hold the battery release latch to free the battery pack after
moving the battery pack lock into its unlock position - then slide the
battery pack out of the computer.
Battery Release Latch
Battery
Pack
Lock
Battery pack
Releasing the battery pack
Installing the battery pack
To install a battery, follow the steps below.
■ The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery
as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries
recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ Do not touch the latch while holding the computer. Or you may get
injured by the dropped battery by unintentional release of the latch.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the computer's power off.
Disconnect all cables connected to the computer.
Insert the battery pack.
Ensure the battery pack lock is moved into its locked position.
Battery Release Latch
Battery
Pack
Lock
Battery pack
Securing the battery pack
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Starting the computer by password
If you have already registered a password, there are two ways to start the
computer:
■ Swipe your fingerprint on the sensor if you have already registered the
fingerprint with the Fingerprint utility and enabled Fingerprint Poweron Security. If you would not like to swipe your finger or cannot
authenticate the fingerprint for some reasons, push the BkSp key to
skip the fingerprint authentication screen. You can try to swipe the
fingerprint up to five times. If you failed fingerprint authentication more
than five times, you must enter the password manually to start the
computer.
■ Enter the password manually.
The password is necessary only if the computer was shut down in boot
mode, not in Hibernation or Sleep mode.
To enter a password manually, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 3, Getting Started. The
following message appears:
Password=
At this point, the hotkeys Fn + F1 to F9 do not work. They will function after
you enter the password.
2. Enter the password.
3. Press Enter.
If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, the computer
shuts off. In this case, you must turn the computer back on to retry
password entry.
Power-up modes
The computer has the following power-up modes:
■ Boot Mode: Computer shuts down without saving data. Always save
your work before you turn the computer off in boot mode.
■ Hibernation Mode: Data in memory is saved to the hard disk.
■ Sleep Mode: Data is maintained in the computer's main memory.
Refer also to the sections Turning on the power and Turning off the power
in Chapter 3, Getting Started.
Hot keys
You can use hot keys Fn + F3 to enter Sleep Mode and Fn + F4 to enter
Hibernation Mode. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for details.
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Panel power off/on
You can set up your computer so that power turns off automatically when
you close the display panel. When you open the panel, power turns on in
Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode but not in boot mode.
If the panel power off function is enabled and you use Shut down
Windows®, do not close the display until the shut down function is
completed.
System Auto Off
This feature turns the system off automatically if it is not used for a set
duration. The system shuts down in Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode.
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HW Setup
Chapter 7
HW Setup
This chapter explains how to use TOSHIBA HW Setup program to
configure your computer. TOSHIBA HW Setup lets you configure settings
for General, Password, Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, LAN, and USB.
Accessing HW Setup
To run HW Setup, click
, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, HWSetup.
HW Setup Window
The HW Setup window contains the following tabs: General, Password,
Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, USB and LAN.
There are also these three buttons:
OK
Accepts your changes and closes the HW Setup
window.
Cancel
Closes the window without accepting your
changes.
Apply
Accepts all your changes without closing the HW
Setup window.
General
This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons:
Default
Return all HW Setup values to the factory
settings.
About
Display the HW Setup version.
Setup
This field displays BIOS Version and date.
Password
This tab allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
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User Password
Lets you register a new password or un-register an existing password.
Not Registered
Un-registers an existing password
Registered
Register a new password by following the on
screen instructions
Owner String
This blank field is used to display a message when the password field is
displayed on startup. If a password is not registered the message will not
be shown. The maximum length is 256 characters.
Display
This tab lets you select the internal LCD and/or external monitor when the
computer boots up.
Power On Display
Lets you select the display to be used when the computer is booted (this
setting is only available on Standard VGA mode and not available on
Windows® Desktop).
Auto-Selected
Selects an external monitor if one is connected.
Otherwise, it selects the internal LCD (Default).
LCD + Analog RGB
Selects both the internal LCD and external
monitor for simultaneous display.
Boot Priority
Boot Priority Options
This option sets the priority for booting the computer.
To select the boot drive you want, follow the steps below.
1. Boot-up your computer and press F12 to enter the boot menu.
2. The boot select screen will be displayed: Hard disk Drive, CD/DVD,
FDD and LAN.
3. Use the upper/lower cursor keys to highlight the boot device you want
and apply.
Keyboard
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled and the computer is in Sleep Mode, you can
turn on the computer by pressing any key. It is effective only for the internal
keyboard and only when the computer is in Sleep Mode.
Enabled
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Enables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
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Disabled
Disables the Wake-up on Keyboard function
(Default).
USB
USB Keyboard/Mouse/FDD Legacy Emulation
Use this option to enable or disable Legacy USB support. If your operating
system does not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse, keyboard,
and FDD by setting the Legacy USB Support to enable.
USB Sleep and Charge function
This section describes the setting for "USB Sleep and Charge function".
For more information, please refer to the USB Sleep and Charge function
section in Chapter 4.
The default setting in BIOS Setup is [Disabled]. Changing the setting to
[Enabled] enables the use of this function.
There are two modes, Mode -1 and Mode-2 in [Enabled]. For normal use,
set the setting to Mode-1.
If the function does not work with Mode-1 setting, charge it to Mode-2.
Some external devices may not be able to use this function in either mode.
When this happens, change the setting to [Disabled].
Enabled (Mode-1)
Enables USB Sleep and Charge function.
Enabled (Mode-2)
Enables USB Sleep and Charge function.
Disabled
Disables USB Sleep and Charge function
(Default).
LAN
Built-in LAN
This feature enables or disables the Built-in LAN.
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Enables Built-in LAN function (Default).
Disabled
Disables Built-in LAN function.
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Optional Devices
Chapter 8
Optional Devices
Optional devices can expand the computer's capabilities and its versatility.
This chapter describes connection or installation of the following devices,
which are available from your TOSHIBA dealer:
Cards/memory
■ ExpressCard
■ SD (Secure Digital)/SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)/MMC (Multi
Media Card)/MEMORY STICK/MEMORY STICK PRO/xD (xD-Picture
Card) cards
■ Memory expansion
Power devices
■ Additional battery pack
■ Additional AC adaptor
Peripheral devices
■ External monitor
Other
■ Security lock
ExpressCard
The computer is equipped with a expansion slot that can accommodate or
one ExpressCard.
The ExpressCard expansion slot can accommodate two standard module
formats; an ExpressCard/34 module and an ExpressCard/54 module. An
ExpressCard module is a small, modular add-in card technology based on
PCI Express and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces.
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Inserting an ExpressCard
One ExpressCard connector is located on the left side of the computer.
The computer's hot-install feature lets you install ExpressCard while the
computer's power is on.
To install an ExpressCard, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the ExpressCard.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Windows® hot-install feature lets you insert an ExpressCard while the
computer’s power is on.
ExpressCard
Inserting the ExpressCard
After inserting the card, refer to the card’s documentation and check the
configuration in Windows® to make sure it is appropriate for your card.
Removing an ExpressCard
■ Before removing an ExpressCard, make sure that any applications or
system services do not use the card.
■ Be sure to disable the ExpressCard prior to removing it. Otherwise, the
system may be fatally damaged.
To remove the ExpressCard, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Safety Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Click the ExpressCard you want to remove.
3. Press the ExpressCard once to extend it.
4. Grasp the extended ExpressCard, and remove it.
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ExpressCard
Removing the ExpressCard
SD/SDHC/MMC/MEMORY STICK/MEMORY STICK PRO/xD
Memory cards
The computer is equipped with a multiple digital media card slot that can
accommodate SD/SDHC/MMC/MEMORY STICK/MEMORY STICK
PRO/xD memory cards. These memory cards let you easily transfer data
from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants,
which use flash-memory.
Card Type
Capacities
SD
up to 2 GB
SDHC
up to 16 GB
MMC
up to 2 GB
MEMORY STICK
up to 128 MB, 256 MB (128 MB x 2)
MEMORY STICK PRO up to 4 GB
xD
up to 2 GB
Keep foreign objects out of the memory card slot. A pin or similar object
can damage the computer's circuitry.
Do not format a memory card with Windows® as it might result in that card
not being able to be used with some peripheral devices.
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Do not insert Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo into the slot. Data may be lost or
damaged if you use any card other than those supported.
The card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way. Do not try to
force the card into the slot.
For more details on using memory cards, see manuals accompanying the
cards.
The Logo of SD memory card is
The Logo of SDHC memory card is
.
.
Installing a memory card
To install a memory card:
1. Insert the memory card.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Inserting a memory card
Be sure the memory card is oriented properly before you insert it.
If Windows® fails to read the card, remove it then re-insert it.
■ The multiple digital media card slot only accepts one type of card at a
time. Do not attempt to install more than one card as you risk damaging
either the cards themselves or the computer.
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Removing a memory card
To remove a memory card, follow the steps below:
1. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Taskbar.
2. Select a device, then click the Stop button. A confirmation dialog may
appear, depending on how the device is registered with the system; if
so, confirm that you want to remove the device.
3. Gently press the memory card inside the socket to eject it.
4. Grasp the card and remove it.
Removing a memory card
■ Make sure the memory card indicator is out before you remove the
card or turn off the computer's power. If you remove the card or turn off
the power while the computer is accessing the card you may lose data
or damage the card.
■ Do not remove the card while the computer is in Sleep or Hibernation
mode. The computer could become unstable or data in the memory
card could be lost.
■ Do not turn off or place the computer into either Sleep Mode or
Hibernation Mode while data is being transferred to or from the memory
card. The system may become unstable or data in the memory card
may be lost.
Memory card care
Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to record
data.
1. Do not write to a memory card if the battery power is low. Low power
could affect writing accuracy.
2. Do not remove a memory card while read/write is in progress.
3. The memory card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way.
Do not try to force the card into the slot.
4. Do not leave a memory card partially inserted in the slot. Press the
memory card until you hear it click into place.
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5. Do not twist or bend memory cards.
6. Do not expose memory cards to liquids or store in humid areas or lay
media close to containers of liquid.
7. After using a memory card, return it to its case.
8. Do not touch the metal part or expose it to liquids or let it get dirty.
Memory expansion
You can install additional memory in the computer's memory module socket
to increase the amount of RAM. This section describes how to install and
remove a memory module.
■ Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA.
■ Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following
conditions. You can damage the computer and the module. Also, data
will be lost.
a. The computer is turned on.
b. The computer was shut down using the Sleep Mode or Hibernation
Mode.
■ When incorrect memory is inserted, please refer to Memory expansion
section in Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, for details.
■ Expansion memory is a precision electronic component that may be
fatally damaged by static electricity. Since the human body has slight
static electricity, be sure to discharge static electricity from your body
before installing an expansion memory module. To discharge your
body's static electricity, simply touch any metal close to you with bare
hands.
Use a point size 1 Phillips screwdriver to remove and fasten the screws.
Use of an incorrect screwdriver can damage the screw heads.
Installing a memory module
Follow the steps below to install a memory module.
1. Set the computer to boot mode and turn off the power.
2. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
3. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes).
4. Loosen the screws securing the memory module cover.
5. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
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Memory
Module
Cover
Removing the memory module cover
6. Lift one side of the insulator sheet and fit the module's connectors into
the computer's connectors at about a 45 degree angle. Press the
module carefully to ensure a firm connection.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
Debris on the connectors may cause memory access problems.
Slot A is reserved for main memory. Use slot B for expanded memory. If
only one card is installed use slot A.
7. Push the module down so it lies flat. Latches on either side will click into
place to secure the module.
Slot B
Slot A
Installing the memory module
8. Seat the cover and secure it with the screws.
9. Replace the battery pack as described in Chapter 6, Power and PowerUp Modes.
10. Turn the power on and make sure the added memory is recognized.
Open System in the Control Panel and click the General tab.
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Points to note about memory module error
If you install a memory module that is not compatible with the computer, the
Power indicator will flash (on for 0.5 seconds, off for 0.5 seconds) in the
following ways:
■ If there is only an error in Slot A: repeatedly flashes orange twice, then
blue.
■ If there is only an error in Slot B: repeatedly flashes orange, then blue
twice.
■ If there is an error in Slot A and in Slot B: repeatedly flashes orange
twice, then blue twice.
In all instances you should shut down the computer and remove the
incompatible module(s).
Removing a memory module
To remove the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode
then:
1. Be sure the power is off and all cables are disconnected from the
computer.
2. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery and the screws
securing the memory module cover.
3. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
4. Lift one side of the insulator and push the latches to the outside to
release the module. A spring will force one end of the module up.
5. Grasp the module by the sides and pull it out.
■ If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will
become hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to room
temperature before you replace them. Or you will get burnt if you touch
any of them.
■ Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the
computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory access
problems.
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Latches
1
2
1
Removing the memory module
6. Seat the cover and secure it with screws and replace the battery pack.
Additional battery pack
You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery
packs. If you’re away from an AC power source and your battery runs low,
you can replace it with a freshly charged battery. Refer to Chapter 6, Power
and Power-Up Modes.
Additional AC adaptor
If you frequently transport the computer between different sites such as
your home and office, purchasing an AC adaptor for each location will
reduce the weight and bulk of your carrying load.
External monitor
An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port
on the computer. The computer supports several video modes. Refer to
Appendix B, Display Controller and Modes. To connect a monitor, follow the
steps below.
1. Turn the computer off.
2. Connect the monitor to the external monitor port.
3. Turn the monitor's power on.
4. Turn the computer on.
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When you turn on the power, the Windows® Bootup screen (Windows®
Logo) appears on the display device.
However, the Windows® Desktop appears on a display device that you
used last time to shut down your PC, if the display device exists when you
turn on the power.
To change the display settings, press Fn + F5. If you disconnect the
monitor before you turn the computer off, be sure to press Fn + F5 to
switch to the internal display. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details
on using hot keys to change the display setting.
Television
A television can be connected to the video out port on the computer. To
connect a television, follow the steps below.
1. Turn the computer off.
2. Use a video cable (not supplied) to connect the television to the TV out
port.
Connecting a television
3. Turn the television on.
4. Turn the computer on.
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HDMI (optional)
A HDMI monitor can be connected to the HDMI out port on the computer.
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p and 480p signal formats can be supported. But
actual signal format you can use depends on HDMI monitor. To connect
monitor, follow the steps as detailed below:
As the port operation of all HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
monitors has not been confirmed, some HDMI monitors may not function
properly.
1. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of the HDMI device.
Connecting a HDMI cable
2. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI out port on your
computer.
Setting for display video on HDMI
To view video on the HDMI device, be sure to configure the following
settings otherwise you may find that nothing is displayed.
■ Be Sure to use the Fn + F5 hot keys to select the display device before
starting to play video. Do not change the display device while playing
video.
■ Do not change the display device under the following conditions.
■ While data is being read or written.
■ While communication is being carried out.
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Settings for audio on HDMI
To set the audio device to use the HDMI, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Hardware and Sound.
4. Click Sound.
5. Click Digital Output Device (HDMI).
6. Click the Set Default Device button.
To set the audio device to use internal speaker, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Hardware and Sound.
4. Click Sound.
5. Click Speakers.
6. Click the Set Default Device button.
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
i.LINK (IEEE1394) is used for high-speed data transfer for a range of
compatible devices such as
1. Digital video cameras
2. Hard disk drives
3. MO drives
4. CD-RW drives
i.LINK uses a four-pin connector, which does not carry electric current.
External devices will need their own power supply.
Precautions
1. Make a back-up of your data before transferring it to the computer.
There is a possibility that the original data will be damaged. There is a
particular risk that some frames will be deleted in the case of digital
video transfer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for such loss of data.
2. Do not transfer data in areas where static electricity is easily generated
or in areas subjected to electronic noise. Data can be destroyed.
3. If you are transferring data through an IEEE1394 hub, do not connect or
disconnect other devices from the hub during data transfer. There is a
likelihood that data will be damaged. Connect all devices to the hub
before you turn on the computer’s power.
4. You may not use any copyrighted video or music data copied from a
video camera except for your personal enjoyment.
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5. If you connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK
device that is currently exchanging data with the computer, data frames
might be dropped.
6. Make sure data transfer has ended or turn off the computer, before you:
a. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from the computer.
b. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK device
that is connected to the computer.
Connecting
1. Make sure the connectors are properly aligned and plug the i.LINK
(IEEE1394) cable into the computer.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the device.
Note the following when you use i.LINK:
a. You may need to install drivers for your i.LINK devices.
b. Not all i.LINK devices have been tested. Therefore, compatibility
with all i.LINK devices cannot be guaranteed.
c. Use S100, S200 or S400 cables no longer than three meters.
d. Some devices might not support sleep or automatic off functions.
e. Do not connect or disconnect an i.LINK device while it is using an
application or when the computer is automatically shutting it down to
save power. Data might be destroyed.
f. When multiple IEEE1394 devices are connected to a PC, the
devices may not correctly be identified. This problem may occur
when Windows Vista. is restarted while the devices are con-nected
or when the power to the IEEE1394 devices is turned on before the
PC is turned on. If it occurs, disconnect the IEEE1394 cables and
then reconnect them.
Disconnecting
1. Open the Safety Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Point to i.LINK (IEEE1394) device and click.
3. Disconnect the cable from the computer then from the i.LINK device.
Refer also to the documentation that came with your i.LINK device.
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Security lock
Security locks enable you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy
object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer.
The computer has a security lock slot on the left side. Attach one end of the
cable to a desk and the other end to the security lock slot.
1. Turn the computer so the left side faces you.
2. Align the holes for the security lock and attach the lock.
Security lock
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Troubleshooting
Chapter 9
Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems
occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the
cause.
All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might
go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
Problem solving process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following
guidelines:
■ Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists. Further action
may result in data loss or damage. You may destroy valuable problem
related information that can help solve the problem.
■ Observe what is happening. Write down what the system is doing and
what actions you performed immediately before the problem occurred.
If you have a printer attached, print a copy of the screen using PrtSc.
The questions and procedures offered in this chapter are meant as a guide,
they are not definitive problem solving techniques. Many problems can be
solved simply, but a few may require help from your dealer. If you find you
need to consult your dealer or others, be prepared to describe the problem
in as much detail as possible.
Preliminary checklist
Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to
fix and yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem.
■ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the
computer. This includes your printer and any other external device you
are using.
■ Before you attach an external device, turn the computer off. When you
turn the computer back on it recognizes the new device.
■ Make sure all options are set properly in the setup program.
■ Check all cables. Are they correctly and firmly attached? Loose cables
can cause signal errors.
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■ Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for
loose pins.
■ Check that your CD/DVD/CD-RW/HD DVD-R is correctly inserted.
Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log.
This will help you describe your problems to your dealer. If a problem
recurs, the log will help you identify the problem faster.
Analyzing the problem
Sometimes the system gives clues that can help you identify why it is
malfunctioning. Keep the following questions in mind:
■ Which part of the system is not operating properly: keyboard, hard disk
drive, optical media drive, display. Each device produces different
symptoms.
■ Is the operating system configuration set properly? Check the
configuration options.
■ What appears on the display screen? Does it display any messages or
random characters? Print a copy of the screen if you have a printer
attached. Look up the messages in the software and operating system
documentation. Check that all connecting cables are correctly and
firmly attached. Loose cables can cause erroneous or intermittent
signals.
■ Do any indicators light? Which ones? What color are they? Do they stay
on or blink? Write down what you see.
■ Do you hear any beeps? How many? Are they long or short? Are they
high pitched or low? Is the computer making any unusual noises? Write
down what you hear.
Record your observations so you can describe them to your dealer.
Software
Hardware
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The problems may be caused by your software or
disc. If you cannot load a software package, the
media may be damaged or the program might be
corrupted. Try loading another copy of the
software.
If an error message appears while you are using a
software package, check the software
documentation. These documents usually include
a problem solving section or a summary of error
messages.
Next, check any error messages in the operating
system documentation.
If you cannot find a software problem, check your
hardware.
First run through the items in the preliminary
checklist above. If you still cannot correct the
problem, try to identify the source. The next
section provides checklists for individual
components and peripherals.
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Hardware and system checklist
This section discusses problems caused by your computer's hardware or
attached peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
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System start-up
Self test
Power
Real Time Clock
Keyboard
LCD panel
Hard disk drive
DVD Super Multi drive
HD DVD-ROM drive
HD DVD-RW drive
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Pointing device
USB
Memory expansion
Sound system
Monitor
Modem
LAN
Wireless LAN
FingerPrint Sensor
ExpressCard
System start-up
When the computer does not start properly, check the following items:
■ Self Test
■ Power Sources
■ Power-on Password
Self test
When the computer starts up, the self test will be run automatically, and the
following will be displayed:
TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>>
This message remains on the screen for a few seconds.
If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating
system, depending on how the Boot Priority is set in the TOSHIBA HW
Setup program.
If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed:
■ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or
messages except the TOSHIBA logo.
■ Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not
function normally.
■ The screen displays an error message.
Turn off the computer and check all cable connections. If the test fails
again, contact your dealer.
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Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC outlet, the battery pack is the
primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other
power resources, including an intelligent power supply and a Real Time
Clock battery. These resources are interrelated and any one could affect
apparent power problems. This section provides checklists for AC power
and the battery. If you cannot resolve a problem after following them, the
cause could lie with another power resource. In such a case, contact your
dealer.
Overheating power down
If the computer's internal temperature becomes too high, the computer will
automatically enter Hibernation Mode or Sleep Mode and shut down. If the
computer has reached room temperature and still does not start, or if it
starts but shuts down quickly contact your dealer.
AC power
If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected,
check the Battery indicator. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up
Modesfor more information.
Problem
Procedure
AC adaptor doesn’t
power the computer
Check the connections. Make sure the cord is
firmly connected to the computer and a power
outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals. If
the cord is frayed or damaged, replace it. If the
terminals are soiled, wipe them with cotton or a
clean cloth.
If the AC adaptor still does not power the
computer, contact your dealer.
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Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the Battery indicator. For
information on indicator and battery operation refer to Chapter 6, Power
and Power-Up Modes.
Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn't power
the computer
The battery may be discharged. Connect the AC
adaptor to charge the battery.
Battery doesn't charge
when the AC adaptor is
attached (Battery
indicator does not glow
orange.)
If the battery is completely discharged, it will not
begin charging immediately. Wait a few minutes.
If the battery still does not charge, make sure the
outlet of the AC adaptor is supplying power.
Test it by plugging in an appliance.
Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the
touch. If the battery is too hot or too cold, it will
not charge properly. Let it reach room
temperature.
Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery to
make sure the terminals are clean. If necessary
wipe them with a soft dry cloth dipped in alcohol.
Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery.
Make sure it is securely seated.
Check the Battery indicator. If it does not glow,
let the computer charge the battery for at least
20 minutes. If the Battery indicator glows after
20 minutes, let the battery continue to charge at
least another 20 minutes before turning on the
computer.
If the indicator still does not glow, the battery may
be at the end of its operating life. Replace it.
If you do not think the battery is at the end of its
operating life, see your dealer.
Battery doesn't power If you frequently recharge a partially charged
the computer as long as battery, the battery might not charge to its full
potential. Fully discharge the battery, then try to
expected
charge it again.
Check the power consumption settings in the
Power Options. Consider using a power saving
feature.
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Disposing of PC and PC batteries
■ Discard this PC in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. For
further information, contact your local government.
■ This PC contains rechargeable batteries. After repeated use, the
batteries will finally lose their ability to hold a charge and you will need
to replace them. Under certain applicable laws and regulation, it may be
illegal to dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.
■ Please be kind to our shared environment. Check with your local
government authority for details regarding where to recycle old batteries
or how to dispose of them properly. This product contains mercury.
Disposal of this material may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information, please
contact your local government.
■ If your hard disk or other storage media contains sensitive data, you
should be aware that standard deletion procedures do not remove data
from the media. These standard deletion procedures include:
■ Selecting Delete for a target file
■ Putting files in the Recycle Bin and emptying the Recycle Bin
■ Reformatting the media
■ Reinstalling an operating system from the recovery CD-ROM
The procedures above delete only the initial part of the data used for file
management. This makes the file invisible to the operating system, but
the data can still be read by specialized utilities. If you dispose of the
PC, please delete all the data on its hard disk drive. Doing so prevents
unauthorized use of such data. To ensure your data is not used for
unauthorized purposes, you can:
■ Physically destroy the hard disk drive
■ Use a proven specialized utility to overwrite all data
■ Take the hard disk drive to a professional deletion service
Real Time Clock
User’s Manual
Problem
Procedure
The BIOS setting and
system date/time are
lost.
Charge in the RTC battery is exhausted or getting
low. You will need to set the date and time in the
BIOS setup screen using the following procedure
1. Press F2 key. BIOS setup will boot up.
2. Set the date in System Date.
3. Set the time in System Time.
4. Press F10 key. Confirmation message will
appear.
5. Press Enter key. BIOS setup will terminate
and the computer will be rebooted.
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After configuring the time and date for the Real Time Clock battery, we
recommend that you turn the power status of your computer to "ON" so
that the Real Time Clock battery is charged.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more
information refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
Problem
Procedure
Output to screen is
garbled
Make sure the software you are using is not
remapping the keyboard. Remapping involves
reassigning the meaning of each key. Refer to
your software’s documentation.
If you are still unable to use the keyboard, consult
your dealer.
LCD panel
Apparent LCD problems may be related to the computer's setup.
Problem
Procedure
No display
Press hot keys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority, to make sure it is not set for an external
monitor.
Problems above remain Refer to your software’s documentation to
unresolved or other
determine if the software is causing the difficulty.
problems occur
Run the diagnostic test.
Contact your dealer if the problems continue.
Hard disk drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not boot There may be a problem with your operating
from hard disk drive
system files. Refer to your operating system
documentation.
Slow performance
Your files may be fragmented. Run disk
Defragmenter to check the condition of your files
and disk. Refer to your operating system
documentation or online help for information on
running disk Defragmenter.
As a last resort, reformat the hard disk. Then,
reload the operating system and other files.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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DVD Super Multi drive (Supporting DVD±R DL)
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive's drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD/DVD. Make sure there
is no obstruction. Remove any foreign object.
Check whether the CD/DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. Refer to the Media care section in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for details on
cleaning.
The software or hardware configuration may be
Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others do causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software's needs.
not
Check the CD/DVD documentation.
Check the type of CD/DVD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM:
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, HD
DVD-ROM
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD
(single/multi-session),
CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2,
CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1,
Form2), Enhanced CD
(CDEXTRA)
Recordable Disc: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R,
DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW,
DVD-RAM, HD DVD-R
Check the region code on the DVD. It must match
that on the DVD Super Multi drive. Region codes
are listed in the Optical Disc Drive section in
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
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Problem
Procedure
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
■ Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA
Do not use the mouse or keyboard during
writing.
■ Use only the software supplied with the
computer for recording.
■ Do not run or start other software during
writing.
■ Do not jar the computer during writing.
■ Do not connect/disconnect external devices
or install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
HD DVD ROM drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
CD/DVD/HD DVD in the Press gently until it clicks into place.
drive
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD/HD
DVD is properly seated. It should lie flat with the
label facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD, DVD or HD DVD.
Make sure there is no obstruction. Remove any
foreign object.
Check whether the media is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter 4
for details on cleaning.
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Problem
Procedure
Some CD/DVDs run
The software or hardware configuration may be
correctly, but others do causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
not
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
HD DVD-ROM:
■ HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R,
■ HD DVD-RW
DVD-ROM:
■ DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,
■ DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
■ DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
CD-ROM:
■ CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD
(single/multi-session),
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2,
■ CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2),
■ Enhanced CD (CDEXTRA)
Recordable Disk:
■ CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R,
■ DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW,
■ DVD+R, DVD+R(DL),
■ DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
Check the region code on the DVD. It must match
that on the drive. Region codes are listed in the
Optical Disc Drive section in Chapter 2, The
Grand Tour.
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Problem
Procedure
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA Do
not use the mouse or keyboard during writing.
Use only the software supplied with the computer
for recording.
Do not run or start other software during writing.
Do not jar the computer during writing.
Do not connect/disconnect external devices or
install/remove internal cards during writing. If
problems persist, contact your dealer.
HD DVD-RW drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
You cannot access a
CD/DVD/HD DVD in the Press gently until it clicks into place.
drive
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD/HD
DVD is properly seated. It should lie flat with the
label facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD, DVD or HD DVD.
Make sure there is no obstruction. Remove any
foreign object.
Check whether the media is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter 4
for details on cleaning.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Some CD/DVD/HD
DVD run correctly, but
others do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD/HD DVD documentation.
Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
HD DVD-ROM:
■ HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R,
■ HD DVD-RW
DVD-ROM:
■ DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,
■ DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
■ DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
CD-ROM:
■ CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD
(single/multi-session),
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2,
■ CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2),
■ Enhanced CD (CDEXTRA)
Recordable Disk:
■ CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R,
■ DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW,
■ DVD+R, DVD+R(DL),
■ DVD+RW, DVD-RAM,
■ HD DVD-R, HD DVD-RW
Check the region code on the DVD. It must match
that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. Region
codes are listed in the Optical Disc Drive section
in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
Cannot write correctly
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If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA Do
not use the mouse or keyboard during writing.
Use only the software supplied with the computer
for recording.
Do not run or start other software during writing.
Do not jar the computer during writing.
Do not connect/disconnect external devices or
install/remove internal cards during writing. If
problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Pointing device
If you are using a USB mouse, also refer to the USB section in this chapter
and to your mouse documentation.
TouchPad
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is
not respond to Pad
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to return to its
operation
normal shape and try again to move it.
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Double-tapping does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in the
mouse control utility.
1. To access this utility, click , Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, then Mouse icon.
2. Wihtin the Mouse Properties window, click the
Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as required and
click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. To access this utility, click , Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, then Mouse icon.
2. Within the Mouse Properties window, click the
Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the pointer speed as required and click
OK.
The response of the
TouchPad is too
sensitive
Adjust the touch sensitivity.
1. Click
, Control Panel, Hardware and
Sound, then Mouse icon.
2. Wihtin the Mouse Properties window, click the
Device Settings tab.
3. Click the Settings button.
4. The Properties for Synaptics Touchpad on
PS/2 port screen appears. Double-click
Sensitivity in the Select an item section on
the left side of the screen.
5. PalmCheck and Touch Sensitivity are
displayed. Click Touch Sensitivity.
6. Move the slide bar for Touch Sensitivity to
make an adjustment. Click the OK button.
7. Click the OK button on the Device Setting tab.
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USB mouse
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is
not respond to mouse shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its
operation
normal shape and try again to move it.
Make sure the mouse is properly connected to
the USB port.
Double-clicking does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in the
mouse control utility.
1. To access this utility, click
, Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, then Mouse icon.
2. Wihtin the Mouse Properties window, click the
Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as required and
click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. To access this utility, click , Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, then Mouse icon.
2. Within the Mouse Properties window, click the
Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the pointer speed as required and click
OK.
The mouse pointer
moves erratically
The mouse might be dirty. Refer to your mouse
documentation for instructions on cleaning.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
USB
Also refer to your USB device’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not
work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
USB ports on the computer and the USB device.
Make sure the USB device drivers are properly
installed. Refer to your Windows® Vista
documentation for information on checking the
drivers.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Troubleshooting
USB Sleep and Charge function
Problem
Procedure
I cannot use the "USB
Sleep and Charge
function".
The setting of "USB Sleep and Charge function"
may be [Disabled]. Change the setting to
[Enabled] in the HW Setup.
When there is a current overflow of the external
device connected to the compatible port, USB
bus power (DC5V) supply may be stopped for
safety reasons. When the happens, disconnect
an external device if some external devices are
connected. After that, turn the power of the
computer ON/OFF to restore the function. If this
function can not be still used even if only one
external device is connected, stop using the
external device because its current is over the
acceptable value of this computer.
Some external devices may not be able to use
the "USB Sleep and Charge function." In this
case, please try one or more of the following
methods.
■ Change a mode setting of [Enabled] by the
HW Setup.
■ Turn OFF the computer while external
devices are connected.
If this function can not be still used, change the
setting to [Disabled] in the BIOS Setup and stop
using the function.
The battery depletes
quickly even when I
have turned OFF to the
power of the computer.
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When "USB Sleep and Charge function" is set to
[Enabled] in the HW Setup, USB bus power
(DC5V) will be supplied to the external device
connected to the compatible port. If external
device is connected to the compatible port when
the AC adaptor is not connected to the computer,
the battery of the computer will be depleted even
when the power of the computer is turned OFF.
Connect the AC adaptor to the computer or
change the "USB Sleep and Charge function"
setting the [Disabled] in the HW Setup.
Instead use a USB Port that does not have the
USB Sleep and Charge function-compatible icon
( ).
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Problem
Procedure
External devices
connected to the
compatible ports do not
work when connected to
a compatible port.
Some external devices may not work when
connected to a compatible port when the "USB
Sleep and Charge function" is [Enabled] in the
HW Setup.
Reconnect the external device after turning ON
the computer.
If the external device still does not work, connect
device to an USB port that does not have the
USB Sleep and Charge function-compatible icon
( ) or change the "USB Sleep and Charge
function" setting to [Disabled] in the HW Setup.
The "USB WakeUp
When "USB Sleep and Charge function" is set to
function" does not work [Enabled] in the HW Setup, the "USB WakeUp
function" does not work for ports that support the
USB Sleep and Charge function.
In that case, use an USB port that does not have
the USB Sleep and Charge function-compatible
icon ( ) or change the "USB Sleep and Charge
function" setting to [Disabled ] in the HW Setup.
Memory expansion
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, for information on installing
memory modules.
Problem
Procedure
The computer hangs up Make sure the memory module installed in the
expansion slot is compatible with the computer.
If an incompatible module has been installed,
follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripheral
devices.
3. Remove the battery pack.
4. Remove the memory module.
5. Replace the battery pack and/or connect the
AC adaptor.
6. Turn on the power.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Troubleshooting
Sound system
Refer also to documentation for your audio devices.
Problem
Procedure
No sound is heard
Check the software volume settings.
Make sure the headphone connection is secure.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Monitor
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, and to your monitor’s
documentation.
Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not turn on Make sure that the external monitor’s power
switch is on. Confirm that the external monitor’s
power cable is plugged into a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls
on the external monitor.
Press hot keys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority and make sure it is not set for the internal
display.
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is attached firmly.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Modem
Problem
Procedure
Communication
software can't initialize
modem
Make sure the computer's internal modem
settings are correct. Refer to Phone and Modem
Properties in the Control Panel.
You can hear a dial tone If the call is going through a PBX machine, make
but can't make a call
sure the communication application’s tone dial
detection feature is disabled.
You can also use the ATX command.
You place a call, but a
connection can't be
made
Make sure the settings are correct in your
communications application.
After making a call you Make sure the tone or pulse selection in your
can't hear a ring
communications application is set correctly.
You can also use the ATD command.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Communication is cut
off unexpectedly
The computer will automatically cut off
communication when connection with the carrier
is not successful for a set time interval. Try
lengthening this time interval.
A CONNECT display is Check the error control setting in your
quickly replaced by NO communications application.
CARRIER
You can also use the AT\N command.
In data transmission, make sure the parity bit and
Character display
becomes garbled during stop bit settings correspond with those of the
remote computer.
a communication
Check the flow control and communication
protocol.
You cannot receive an
incoming call
Check the rings before auto answer setting in
your communications application.
You can also use the ATS0 command.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access LAN
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN jack and the LAN hub.
If problems persist, consult your LAN
administrator.
LAN
Wireless LAN
If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN
administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access Wireless Make sure the computer's wireless
LAN
communication switch is set to on.
If problems persist, contact your LAN
administrator.
The Wireless LAN feature is not available on all models.
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Troubleshooting
Fingerprint sensor
Problem
Procedure
Reading of the
fingerprint was not
successful
Please try again using the correct posture. Refer
to Using the fingerprint sensor (FingerPrint
sensor is provided with some models) in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Try the recognition process again using another
enrolled finger.
The fingerprint cannot
be read due to injuries
to the finger
Try the recognition process again using another
enrolled finger.
If fingerprints from all the enrolled fingers cannot
be read, please logon by using the keyboard to
input the password for the time being.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Fingerprint Pre-OS
feature or Single Sign
On feature cannot be
enabled
Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register the
User Password if it was not registered.
Fingerprint Pre-OS
feature does not work
Make sure you have enroll finger in windows
account.
Set the User Password by using TOSHIBA HW
Setup and restart the system.
Make sure place a checkmark in "Enable Pre-OS
Fingerprint Authentication" on the TrueSuite
Access Manager setting.
ExpressCard
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Problem
Procedure
ExpressCard error
occurs
Reset the ExpressCard to make sure it is firmly
connected.
Make sure the connection between the external
device and the card is firm.
Check the card’s documentation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA support
If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having
problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for
additional technical assistance.
Before you call
Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating
system, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first.
Before contacting TOSHIBA, try the following:
■ Review troubleshooting sections in the documentation for software and
peripheral devices.
■ If a problem occurs when you are running software applications, consult
the software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Call the
software company’s technical support for assistance.
■ Consult the dealer you purchased your computer and/or software from.
They are your best sources for current information and support.
Where to write
If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware
related, write to TOSHIBA at the location listed in the accompanying
warranty booklet or visit http://www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet.
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Specifications
Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix summarizes the computer's technical specifications.
Environmental Requirements
Operating
Non-operating
Ambient temperature 5°C to 35°C
-20°C to 60°C
Relative humidity
20% to 80%
10% to 90%
Altitude (from sea
level)
0 to 3,000 meters
-60 to 10,000 meters
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
100-240 volts AC
50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second)
Computer
19 VDC
Built-in Modem
Network control unit (NCU)
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AA
Type of line
Telephone line (analog only)
Type of dialling
Pulse
Tone
Control command
AT commands
EIA-578 commands
Monitor function
Computer's speaker
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Communication specifications
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Communication
System
Data: Full duplex
Fax: Half duplex
Communication
protocol
Data
ITU-T-Rec
(Former CCITT)
Bell
Fax:
ITU-T-Rec
(Former CCITT)
V.21/V.22/V.22bis/V.32/
V.32bis/V.34/V.90/V.92
103/212A
V.17/V.29/V.27ter/V.21 ch2
Communication
Speed
Data transmission and reception
300/1200/2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400/
16800/19200/21600/24000/26400/28800/31200/
33600 bps
Data reception only with V.90
28000/29333/30666/32000/33333/34666/36000/
37333/38666/40000/41333/42666/44000/45333/
46666/48000/49333/50666/52000/53333/54666/
56000 bps
Fax
2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400 bps
Transmitting level
-10 dBm
Receiving level
-10 to -40 dBm
Input/output
impedance
600 ohms ±30%
Error correcting
MNP class 4 and ITU-T V.42
Data compression
MNP class 5 and ITU-T V.42bis
Power supply
+3.3V (supplied by computer)
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Display Controller and Modes
Appendix B
Display Controller and Modes
Display controller
The display controller interprets software commands into hardware
commands that turn particular on or off.
The controller is an advanced Video Graphics Array (VGA) that provides
Super VGA (SVGA) and Extended Graphics Array (XGA) support for the
internal LCD and external monitors.
A high-resolution external monitor connected to the computer can display
up to 2048 horizontal and 1536 vertical pixels at up to 16M colors.
The display controller also controls the video mode, which uses industry
standard rules to govern the screen resolution and the maximum number of
colours that can be displayed on screen.
Software written for a given video mode will run on any computer that
supports the mode.
The computer’s display controller supports all SVGA and XGA modes, the
most widely used industry standards.
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Display Controller and Modes
Video Modes
The computer supports video modes defined in the table below. If your
application offers a selection of mode numbers that do not match the
numbers on the table, select a mode based on, resolution, number of colors
and refresh rates.
CRT Display
Resolution
800 × 600
1024 × 768
1280 × 800
1
1280 × 1024
1600 × 1200
1920 × 1440
2048 × 1536
Color Depth (bpp)
Refresh Rate (Hz)
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60
32 bpp
60
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
32 bpp
60, 75, 85, 100
16 bpp
60, 75
32 bpp
60, 75
16 bpp
60
32 bpp
60
1. Only for Intel/LCD panel
* Only External Monitor can perform change of Refresh Rate (Hz).
■ Some of display modes might not be supported depending on the
external monitor which you use.
■ If you are running some applications (for example a 3D application or
video playback and so on), you may see some disturbance, flickering
or frame dropping on your screen. If that occurs, adjust the resolution
of display, lowering it until the screen is displayed properly. You could
also disable Windows Aero™ to help correct this situation.
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Wireless LAN
Appendix C
Wireless LAN
Card Specifications
Form Factor
Mini PCI TypeIII
Compatibility
■ IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs
■ Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi
Alliance.
The "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED" logo is a certification
mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Network Operating
System
■ Microsoft® Windows® Networking
Media Access
Protocol
■ CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement (ACK)
Data Rate
■ 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mb/s (IEEE 802.11a/g)
■ 11/5.5/2/1 Mb/s (IEEE 802.11 b)
The Wireless LAN feature is not available on all models.
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Wireless LAN
Radio Characteristics
Radio Characteristics of Wireless LAN Cards may vary according to:
■ Country/region where the product was purchased
■ Type of product
Wireless communication is often subject to local radio regulations.
Although Wireless LAN wireless networking products have been designed
for operation in the license-free 2.4GHz and 5GHz band, local radio
regulations may impose a number of limitations to the use of wireless
communication equipment.
Refer to the sheet "Information to the User" for regulatory information that
may apply in your country/region.
R-F Frequency
■ Band 2.4 GHz (2400~2497 MHz) for
802.11b/g/n(draft version)
■ Band 5 GHz (5150~5850 MHz) for 802.11a/n
(draft version)
Modulation
Technique
■ DSSS-CCK, DSSS-DQPSK, DSSS-DBPSK
(IEEE 802.11b)
■ OFDM-BPSK, OFDM-QPSK, OFDM16QAMOFDM-16QAM (IEEE 802.11a/g)
The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the
wireless communication device. Communications at a lower transmission
rate may travel larger distances.
■ The range of your wireless devices can be affected when the antennas
are placed near metal surfaces and solid high-density materials.
■ Range is also impacted due to "obstacles" in the path of the
transmission that may either absorb or reflect the radio signal.
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Wireless LAN
Supported Frequency Sub-bands
Subject to the radio regulations that apply in the countries/regions, your
Wireless LAN card may support a different set of 2.4 GHz channels.
Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for
information about the radio regulations that apply in the countries/regions.
Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision B, G and draft N)
Frequency Range
Channel ID
2400-2483.5 MHz
1
2412
2
2417
3
2422
4
2427
5
2432
6
2437
7
2442
8
2447
9
2452
10
2457
11
2462
12
2467*1
13
2472*1
*1 Check if these channels can be used in your country.
When installing Wireless LAN cards, the channel configuration is managed
as follows:
■ For wireless clients that operate in a Wireless LAN Infrastructure, the
Wireless LAN card will automatically start operation at the channel
identified by the Wireless LAN Access Point. When roaming between
different access points the station can dynamically switch to another
channel if required.
■ In a Wireless LAN Access Point, the Wireless LAN card will use the
factory-set default channel (printed in bold), unless the LAN
Administrator selected a different channel when configuring the
Wireless LAN Access Point device.
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AC Power Cord and Connectors
Appendix D
AC Power Cord and Connectors
The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various
international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for
the country/region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following
specifications:
Length:
Minimum 1.7 meters
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Voltage rating:
125 or 250 VAC (depending on country/region’s
power standards)
Certification agencies
U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 two conductor
Australia:
AS
Japan:
DENANHO
Europe:
Austria:
OVE
Italy:
IMQ
Belgium:
CEBEC
The Netherlands:
KEMA
Denmark:
DEMKO
Norway:
NEMKO
Finland:
SETI
Sweden:
SEMKO
France:
UTE
Switzerland:
SEV
Germany:
VDE
United Kingdom:
BSI
In Europe, power cords must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F and two conductor.
For the United States and Canada, plug configuration must be a 2-15P
(250 V) or 1-15P (125 V) as designated in the U.S. National Electrical code
handbook and the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
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AC Power Cord and Connectors
The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U.S.A. and Canada,
the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe.
USA and Canada
United Kingdom
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UL approved
CSA approved
BS approved
Australia
Europe
AS approved
Approved by the
appropriate agency
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Legal Footnotes
Appendix E
Legal Footnotes
This chapter states the Legal Footnotes information applicable to TOSHIBA
computers. In the text in this manual, *XX is used to show which Legal
Footnotes description is related to TOSHIBA computers.
Description(s) related to this computer are marked with a blue *XX in this
manual. Clicking on *XX will display the related description.
Non-applicable Icons
Certain computer chassis are designed to accommodate all possible
configurations for an entire product series. Therefore, please be aware that
your selected model may not have all the features and specifications
corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the computer
chassis.
CPU
Central Processing Unit ("CPU") Performance Legal Footnotes.
CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications
under the following conditions:
■ use of certain external peripheral products
■ use of battery power instead of AC power
■ use of certain multimedia, computer generated graphics or video
applications
■ use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
■ use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided
design applications
■ use of several applications or functionalities simultaneously
■ use of computer in areas with low air pressure (high altitude
>1,000 meters or >3,280 feet above sea level)
■ use of computer at temperatures outside the range of 5°C to 30°C (41°F
to 86°F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are
approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer model please refer to your computer documentation or visit the TOSHIBA
website at http://www.pcsupport.toshiba.com for details).
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CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design
configuration.
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically
shutdown. This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk of
lost data or damage to the product when used outside recommended
conditions. To avoid risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data
by periodically storing it on an external storage medium. For optimum
performance, use your computer product only under recommended
conditions. Read additional restrictions in your product documentation.
Contact TOSHIBA technical service and support, refer to TOSHIBA support
section in Chapter 9 Troubleshooting for more information.
64-Bit Computing
64-bit processors are designed to take advantage of 32 and 64 bit
computing.
64-bit computing requires that the following hardware and software
requirements are met:
■ 64-bit Operating System
■ 64-bit CPU, Chipset and BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
■ 64-bit Device drivers
■ 64-bit applications
Certain device drivers and/or applications may not be compatible with a 64bit CPU and therefore may not function properly. A 32-bit version of the
operating system is preinstalled on your computer unless explicitly stated
that the operating system is 64-bit.
Memory (Main System)
Part of the main system memory may be used by the graphics system for
graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of main system
memory available for other computing activities. The amount of main
system memory allocated to support graphics may vary depending on the
graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other
factors. For computer's configured with 4 GB of system memory, the full
system memory space for computing activities will be considerably less and
will vary by model and system configuration.
Battery Life
Battery life may vary considerably depending on product model,
configuration, applications, power management settings and features
utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the
design of individual components. Published battery life numbers are
achieved on select models and configurations tested by TOSHIBA at the
time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may
not charge while computer is consuming full power.
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After going through many charge and discharge cycles, the battery will lose
its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced.
This is a normal phenomenon for all batteries. To purchase a new battery
pack, see the accessories information that is shipped with your computer.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Capacity
1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. The
computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using
powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and
therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also
be less if the product includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
such as Microsoft Windows and/or pre-installed software applications, or
media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
LCD
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer, the
brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic
characteristic of LCD technology.
Maximum brightness is only available when operating in AC power mode.
The screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery power and
you may not be able to increase the brightness of the screen.
Graphics Processor Unit ("GPU")
Graphics processor unit ("GPU") performance may vary depending on
product model, design configuration, applications, power management
settings and features utilized. GPU performance is only optimized when
operating in AC power mode and may decrease considerably when
operating in battery power mode.
Wireless LAN
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which
wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations.
[54Mbps is the theoretical maximum speed under the IEEE802.11 (a/b/g)
standard.] The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical
maximum speed.
Copy Protection
Applicable copy protection standards included in certain media may
prevent or limit recording or viewing of the media.
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Images
All images are simulated for purposes of illustration.
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If your computer is stolen
Appendix F
If your computer is stolen
Always take care of your computer and try to prevent it from being stolen.
You are the owner of a valuable technical device, which may be highly
attractive to thieves, so please do not leave it unattended in a public place.
To further help protect against theft, security cables can be bought for use
with your notebook when it is being used at home or in the office.
Make a note of your computer’s machine type, model number, and serial
number, and put it in a safe place. You will find this information on the
underside of your notebook. Please also keep the receipt of the computer
you purchased.
Should your computer be stolen, however, we’ll help you try to find it.
Before contacting TOSHIBA, please prepare the following information
which is necessary to uniquely identify your computer:
■ In which country was your computer stolen?
■ What type of machine do you have?
■ What was the model number (PA number)?
■ What was the serial number (8 digits)?
■ When was it stolen, i.e. date?
■ What is your address, phone, and fax number?
To register the theft on paper, please follow these procedures:
■ Fill in the TOSHIBA Theft Registration form (or a copy of it) below.
■ Attach a copy of your receipt showing where your computer was
purchased.
■ Either fax or send the receipt and registration form to the address
below.
To register the theft online, please follow these procedures:
■ Visit http://www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet. In the product
area, choose Computer Systems.
■ In the Computer Systems page, open the Support & Downloads menu
and choose the Stolen Units Database option.
Your entries are used to track your computer at our service points.
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If your computer is stolen
TOSHIBA Theft Registration
Send to:
Fax number:
TOSHIBA Europe GmbH
Technical Service and Support
Leibnizstr. 2
93055 Regensburg
Germany
+49 (0) 941 7807 921
Country stolen:
Machine type:
(e.g. P300/P300D
Series)
Model number:
(e.g. PSA50 YXT)
Serial number:
(e.g. 12345678G)
Date stolen:
Year
Month
Day
Owner’s details
Last name, first name:
Company:
Street:
Postal Code/City:
Country:
Phone:
Fax:
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Glossary
Glossary
The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate
naming is included for reference.
Abbreviations
AACS: advanced access content system
AC: Alternating current
ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AMT: Intel Active Management Technology
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BIOS: basic input/output system
bps: bits per second
CD: compact disc
CD-ROM: Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
CD-RW: Compact Disc-ReWritable
CMOS: complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CPU: central processing unit
CRT: cathode ray tube
DC: direct current
DDC: display data channel
DDR: double data rate
DIMM: dual inline memory module
DVD: digital versatile disc
DVD-R: Digital Versatile Disc-Recordable
DVD-RAM: Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory
DVD-R (Dual Layer): Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Dual Layer
DVD-ROM: Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory
DVD-RW: Digital Versatile Disc-ReWritable
DVD+R (Double Layer): Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Double Layer
FDD: floppy diskette drive
FIR: fast infrared
GB: gigabyte
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HDD: hard disk drive
HD DVD: High Definition DVD
HDCP: high-bandwidth digital content protection
HDMI: high definition multimedia interface
HDMI-CEC: high definition multimedia interface consumer electronics
control
IDE: integrated drive electronics
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IMSM: Intel Matrix Storage Manager
I/O: input/output
IRQ: interrupt request
KB: kilobyte
LAN: local area network
LCD: liquid crystal display
LED: light emitting diode
MB: megabyte
MMC: multi media card
OCR: optical character recognition (reader)
PC: personal computer
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
RAM: random access memory
RGB: red, green, and blue
ROM: read only memory
RTC: real time clock
S/P DIF: Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format
SDRAM: synchronous dynamic random access memory
SLI: Scalable Link Interface
SO-DIMM: small-outline dual in line memory module
SSD: Solid state drive
TFT: thin-film transistor
USB: Universal Serial Bus
UXGA: ultra extended graphics array
VGA: video graphics array
WAN: wide area network
WSXGA: wide super extended graphics array
WSXGA+: wide super extended graphics array plus
WUXGA: Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array
WXGA: wide extended graphics array
WXGA+: wide extended graphics array plus
XGA: extended graphics array
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A
AACS: A standard for copy protection that is used for HD DVD. It
manages copy and output.
adaptor: A device that provides a compatible connection between two
units. For example, the computer's internal display adapter
receives information from the software and translates it into
images on the screen. An adapter can take a number of forms,
from a microprocessor to a simple connector: An intelligent
adapter (one that is capable of doing some processing) may also
be called a controller.
alphanumeric: Keyboard characters including letters, numbers and other
symbols, such as punctuation marks or mathematical symbols.
alternating current (AC): Electric current that reverses its direction of
flow at regular intervals.
analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and
frequency vary in proportion to (are an analog of) the value to be
transmitted. Voice communications are analog signals.
application: A group of programs that together are used for a specific
task such as accounting, financial planning, spreadsheets, word
processing and games.
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange. ASCII code
is a set of 256 binary codes that represent the most commonly
used letters, numbers, and symbols.
B
backup: A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the
original file is lost or damaged.
binary: The base two number system composed of zeros and ones (off or
on), used by most digital computers. The right-most digit of a
binary number has a value of 1, the next a value of 2, then 4, 8, 16,
and so on. For example, the binary number 101 has a value of 5.
See also ASCII.
BIOS: Basic Input/Output System. The firmware that controls data flow
within the computer. See also firmware.
bit: Derived from "binary digit," the basic unit of information used by the
computer. It is either zero or one. Eight bits is one byte. See also
byte.
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Bluetooth: A short-range radio technology designed to simplify wireless
communication among computers, communication devices and
the Internet.
board: A circuit board. An internal card containing electronic components,
called chips, which perform a specific function or increase the
capabilities of the system.
boot disk: See system disk.
boot: Short for bootstrap. A program that starts or restarts the computer.
The program reads instructions from a storage device into the
computer's memory.
bootable disk: See system disk.
bps: Bits per second. Typically used to describe the data transmission
speed of a modem.
buffer: The portion of the computer's memory where data is temporarily
stored. Buffers often compensate for differences in the rate of flow
from one device to another.
bus: An interface for transmission of signals, data or electric power.
byte: The representation of a single character. A sequence of eight bits
treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within
the system.
C
cache memory: A section of very fast memory in which frequently used
information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from
cache is faster than accessing it from the computer's main
memory. See also L1 cache, L2 cache.
capacity: The amount of data that can be stored on a magnetic storage
device such as a floppy diskette or hard disk drive. It is usually
described in terms of kilobytes (KB), where one KB = 1024 bytes,
megabytes (MB), where one MB = 1024 KB and gigabytes (GB),
where one GB = 1024 MB.
CardBus: An industry standard bus for 32-bit PC Cards.
CD: An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM.
CD-R: A Compact Disc-Recordable disc can be written once and read
many times. See also CD-ROM.
CD-ROM: A Compact Disc Read-Only Memory is a high capacity disc that
can be read from but not written to. The CD-ROM drive uses a
laser, rather than magnetic heads, to read data from the disc.
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CD-RW: A Compact Disc-ReWritable disc can be rewritten many times.
See also CD-ROM.
character: Any letter, number, punctuation mark, or symbol used by the
computer. Also synonymous with byte.
chassis: The frame containing the computer.
chip: A small semiconductor containing computer logic and circuitry for
processing, memory, input/output functions and controlling other
chips.
click: To press and release the pointing device's primary button without
moving the pointing device. In the Windows? operating system,
this refers to the pointing device's left button, unless otherwise
stated. See also double-click.
CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor. An electronic circuit
fabricated on a silicon wafer that requires very little power.
Integrated circuits implemented in CMOS technology can be tightly
packaged and are highly reliable.
cold start: Starting a computer that is currently off (turning on the power).
COM1, COM2, COM3 and COM4: The names assigned to the serial and
communication ports.
commands: Instructions you enter at the terminal keyboard that direct the
actions of the computer or its peripheral devices.
compatibility: 1) The ability of one computer to accept and process data
in the same manner as another computer without modifying the
data or the media upon which it is being transferred.
2) the ability of one device to connect to or communicate with
another system or component.
components: Elements or parts (of a system) which make up the whole
(system).
computer program: A set of instructions written for a computer that
enable it to achieve a desired result.
computer system: A combination of hardware, software, firmware, and
peripheral components assembled to process data into useful
information.
configuration: The specific components in your system (such as the
terminal, printer, and disk drives) and the settings that define how
your system works. You use the HW Setup program to control your
system configuration.
controller: Built-in hardware and software that controls the functions of a
specific internal or peripheral device (e.g. keyboard controller).
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CPU: Central Processing Unit. The portion of the computer that interprets
and executes instructions.
CRT: Cathode Ray Tube. A vacuum tube in which beams projected on a
fluorescent screen-producing luminous spots. An example is the
television set.
cursor: A small, blinking rectangle or line that indicates the current
position on the display screen.
D
data bits: A data communications parameter controlling the number of
bits (binary digits) used to make up a byte. If data bits = 7 the
computer can generate 128 unique characters. If data bits = 8 the
computer can generate 256 unique characters.
data: Information that is factual, measurable or statistical that a computer
can process, store, or retrieve.
DC: Direct Current. Electric current that flows in one direction. This type of
power is usually supplied by batteries.
default: The parameter value automatically selected by the system when
you or the program do not provide instructions. Also called a
preset value.
delete: To remove data from a disk or other data storage device.
Synonymous with erase.
device driver: A program (called a "driver") that permits a computer to
communicate with a device.
dialog box: A window that accepts user input to make system settings or
record other information.
disable: To turn a computer option off. See also enable.
disk drive: The device that randomly accesses information on a disk and
copies it to the computer's memory. It also writes data from
memory to the disk. To accomplish these tasks, the unit physically
rotates the disk at high speed past a read-write head.
disk storage: Storing data on magnetic disk. Data is arranged on
concentric tracks much like a phonograph record.
display: A CRT, LCD, or other image producing device used to view
computer output.
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documentation: The set of manuals and/or other instructions written for
the users of a computer system or application. Computer system
documentation typically includes procedural and tutorial
information as well as system functions.
double click: To press and release the pointing device's primary button
rapidly twice without moving the pointing device. In the Windows?
operating system, this refers to the pointing device's left button,
unless otherwise stated.
driver: A software program, generally part of the operating system, that
controls a specific piece of hardware (frequently a peripheral
device such as a printer or mouse).
DVD: An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVD-ROM.
DVD-R (+R, -R): A Digital Versatile Disc-Recordable disk can be written
once and read many times. The DVD-R drive uses a laser to read
data from the disc.
DVD-RAM: A Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory is a high
capacity, high performance disc that lets you store large volumes
of data. The DVD-ROM drive uses a laser to read data from the
disc.
DVD-ROM: A Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory is a high capacity,
high performance disc suitable for play back of video and other
high-density files. The DVD-ROM drive uses a laser to read data
from the disc.
DVD-RW (+RW, -RW): A Digital Versatile Disc-ReWritable disc can be
rewritten many times.
E
echo: To send back a reflection of the transmitted data to the sending
device. You can display the information on the screen, or output it
to the printer, or both. When a computer receives back data it
transmitted to a CRT (or other peripheral device) and then
transmits the data to printer, the printer is said to echo the CRT.
enable: To turn on a computer option. See also disable.
erase: See delete.
escape guard time: A time before and after an escape code is sent to the
modem which distinguishes between escapes that are part of the
transmitted data, and escapes that are intended as a command to
the modem.
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escape: 1) A code (ASCII code 27), signaling the computer that what
follows are commands; used with peripheral devices such as
printers and modems.
2) A means of aborting the task currently in progress.
execute: To interpret and execute an instruction.
F
fast infrared: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial
data transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps.
file: A collection of related information; a file can contain data, programs,
or both.
fingerprint sensor: The fingerprint sensor compares and analyzes the
unique characteristics in a fingerprint.
firmware: A set of instructions built into the hardware which controls and
directs a microprocessor's activities.
flash memory: Non-volatile memory that can be written to as well as
read. Information in flash memory remains whether or not the
computer is receiving power. This type of memory is used to retain
your fingerprint data. See also memory. Compare RAM and ROM.
floppy diskette drive (FDD): An electromechanical device that reads and
writes to floppy diskettes.
floppy diskette: A removable disk that stores magnetically encoded data.
folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders.
format: The process of readying a blank disk for its first use. Formatting
establishes the structure of the disk that the operating system
expects before it writes files or programs onto the disk.
function keys: The keys labeled F1 through F12 that tell the computer to
perform certain functions.
G
gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 megabytes. See also
megabyte.
graphics: Drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts or graphs,
to present information.
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H
hard disk drive (HDD): An electromechanical device that reads and
writes a hard disk. See also hard disk.
hard disk: A storage device composed of a rigid platter or platters that
can be magnetically coded with data. Hard disks hold much more
information than diskettes and are used for long-term storage of
programs and data. The primary (or only) hard disk in a computer
is usually fixed, but some computers have secondary hard disks
that are removable. By default, the hard disk is referred to as drive
C.
hardware: The physical electronic and mechanical components of a
computer system: typically, the computer itself, external disk
drives, etc. See also software and firmware.
hertz: A unit of wave frequency that equals one cycle per second.
host computer: The computer that controls, regulates, and transmits
information to a device or another computer.
hot key: The computer's feature in which certain keys in combination with
the extended function key, FN, can be used to set system
parameters, such as speaker volume.
HW Setup: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for various
hardware components.
I
i.LINK (IEEE1394): This port enables high-speed data transfer directly
from external devices such as digital video cameras.
I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and
transfer data to and from it.
I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a
computer.
icon: A small graphic image displayed on the screen or in the indicator
panel. In Windows®, an icon represents an object that the user can
manipulate.
input: The data or instructions you provide to a computer, communication
device or other peripheral device from the keyboard or external or
internal storage devices. The data sent (or output) by the sending
computer is input for the receiving computer.
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instruction: Statements or commands that specify how to perform a
particular task.
interface: 1) Hardware and/or software components of a system used
specifically to connect one system or device to another.
2) To physically connect one system or device to another to
exchange information.
3) The point of contact between user, the computer, and the
program, for example, the keyboard or a menu.
interrupt request: A signal that gives a component access to the
processor.
K
K: Taken from the Greek word kilo, meaning 1000; often used as
equivalent to 1024, or 2 raised to the 10th power. See also byte
and kilobyte.
keyboard: An input device containing switches that are activated by
manually pressing marked keys. Each keystroke activates a switch
that transmits a specific code to the computer. For each key, the
transmitted code is, in turn, representative of the (ASCII) character
marked on the key.
kilobyte (KB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 bytes. See also byte
and megabyte.
L
L1 cache: Level one cache. Memory cache built into the processor to
help improve processing speed. See also cache memory, L2
cache.
L2 cache: Memory cache installed on the motherboard to help improve
processing speed. It is slower than L1 cache and faster than main
memory. See also cache memory, L1 cache.
LAN: A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively
limited area and connected by a communications link that enables
any device to interact with any other on the network.
Light Emitting Diode (LED): A semiconductor device that emits light
when a current is applied.
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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): Liquid crystal sealed between two sheets
of glass coated with transparent conducting material. The viewingside coating is etched into character forming segments with leads
that extend to the edge of the glass. Applying a voltage between
the glass sheets.
M
main board: See motherboard.
megabyte (MB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 kilobytes. See also
kilobyte.
megahertz: A unit of wave frequency that equals 1 million cycles per
second. See also hertz.
memory: Typically refers to the computer's main memory, where
programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed.
Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RAM,
or it can be nonvolatile and hold data permanently, such as ROM.
A computer's main memory is RAM. See RAM, ROM.
menu: A software interface that displays a list of options on the screen.
Also called a screen.
microprocessor: A hardware component contained in a single integrated
circuit that carries out instructions. Also called the central
processing unit (CPU), one of the main parts of the computer.
mode: A method of operation, for example, the Boot Mode, Sleep Mode
or the Hibernation Mode.
modem: Derived from modulator/demodulator, a device that converts
(modulates) digital data for transmission over telephone lines and
then converts modulated data (demodulates) to digital format
where received.
monitor: A device that uses rows and columns of pixels to display
alphanumeric characters or graphic images. See also CRT.
motherboard: A name sometimes used to refer to the main printed circuit
board in processing equipment. It usually contains integrated
circuits that perform the processor's basic functions and provides
connectors for adding other boards that perform special functions.
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N
network: A collection of computers and associated devices that are
connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to
share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other
users and to exchange electronic mail.
non-system disk: A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be
used to start the computer. Compare system disk.
nonvolatile memory: Memory that is capable of permanently storing
information. Turning the computer's power off does not alter data
stored in nonvolatile memory.
numeric keypad overlay: A feature that allows you to use certain keys
on the keyboard to perform numeric entry, or to control cursor and
page movement.
O
OCR: Optical Character Recognition (reader). A technique or device that
uses laser or visible light to identify characters and input them into
a storage device.
online state: A functional state of a peripheral device when it is ready to
receive or transmit data.
operating system: A group of programs that controls the basic operation
of a computer. Operating system functions include interpreting
programs, creating data files, and controlling the transmission and
receipt (input/output) of data to and from memory and peripheral
device.
output: The results of a computer operation. Output commonly indicates
data. 1) printed on paper, 2) displayed at a terminal, 3) sent
through the serial port of internal modem, or 4) stored on some
magnetic media.
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P
parallel: Processes that occur simultaneously. In communications, it
means the transmission of more than one bit of information at a
time. On your computer, the parallel port provides a parallel
communications interface between the computer and an
appropriate device. Compare serial. parity:
1) The symmetrical relationship between two parameter values
(integers) both of which are either on or off; odd or even; 0 or 1.
2) In serial communications, an error detection bit that is added to
a group of data bits making the sum of the bits even or odd. Parity
can be set to none, odd, or even.
password: A unique string of characters used to identify a specific user.
The computer provides various levels of password protection such
as user and supervisor.
PC card: A credit-card-sized expansion card designed to increase the
capabilities of notebook computers. PC Cards provide functions
such as modem, fax/modem, hard disk drive, network adapter,
sound card, or SCSI adapter.
PCI: Peripheral Component Interconnect. An industry standard 32-bit bus.
peripheral: Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached to
the computer and controlled by the computer's CPU.
pixel: A picture element. The smallest dot that can be made on a display
or printer. Also called a pel.
plug and play: A capability with Windows that enables the system to
automatically recognize connections of external devices and make
the necessary configurations in the computer.
pointing device: Any device, such as the TouchPad or a mouse, that
enables you to move the cursor on the screen.
port: The electrical connection through which the computer sends and
receives data to and from devices or other computers.
Power Saver: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for
various power-saving functions.
program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to
achieve a desired result. See also application.
prompt: A message the computer provides indicating it is ready for or
requires information or an action from you.
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R
Radio frequency interference (RFI) shield: A metal shield enclosing the
printed circuit boards of the printer or computer to prevent radio
and TV interference. All computer equipment generates radio
frequency signals. The FCC regulates the amount of signals a
computing device can allow past its shielding. A Class A device is
sufficient for office use. Class B provides a more stringent
classification for home equipment use. TOSHIBA portable
computers comply with Class B computing device regulations.
Random Access Memory (RAM): Volatile memory that can be written to
as well as read. Volatile here means that information in RAM is lost
when you turn off your computer. This type of memory is used for
your computer's main memory. See also memory. Compare ROM.
Read Only Memory (ROM): Non-volatile memory that can be read but
not written to. Non-volatile here means that information in ROM
remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type
of memory is used to store your computer's BIOS, which is
essential instructions the computer reads when you start it up. See
also BIOS, memory. Compare RAM.
resolution: A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be
produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer,
resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). For a screen, it is
expressed as the number of pixels available horizontally and
vertically
restart: Resetting a computer without turning it off (also called "warm
boot", "soft reset" or "reboot"). See also boot.
RGB: Red, green, and blue. A device that uses three input signals, each
activating an electron gun for a primary additive color (red, green,
and blue) or port for using such a device. See also CRT.
RJ45: A modular LAN jack.
S
S/P DIF: A standard of digital interface for audio.
SCSI: Small Computer System Interface is an industry standard interface
for connection of a variety of peripheral devices.
SD/SDHC Card: Secure Digital cards are flash memory widely used in a
variety of digital devices such as digital cameras and Personal
Digital Assistants.
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serial: Processes that occur one at a time. In communications, it means
the transmission of one bit at a time sequentially over a single
channel. On your computer, the serial port provides a serial
interface between the computer and an appropriate device.
Compare parallel.
SIO: Serial Input/Output. The electronic methodology used in serial data
transmission.
soft key: Key combinations that emulate keys on the IBM keyboard,
change some configuration options, stop program execution, and
access the numeric keypad overlay.
software: The set of programs, procedures and related documentation
associated with a computer system. Specifically refers to computer
programs that direct and control the computer system's activities.
See also hardware.
stop bit: One or more bits of a byte that follow the transmitted character
or group codes in asynchronous serial communications.
system disk: A diskette that contains the operating system files needed
to start the computer. Any diskette can be formatted as a system
disk. A system disk is also called a "bootable disk", "boot disk" or a
"startup disk." Compare non-system disk.
T
terminal: A typewriter-like keyboard and CRT display screen connected
to the computer for data input/output.
TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid
crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor
(TFT) to drive each cell.
Touch Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer
palm rest.
U
USB: Universal Serial Bus. This serial interface lets you communicate
with several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the
computer.
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V
VGA: Video Graphics Array is an industry standard video adaptor that lets
you run any popular software.
volatile memory: Random access memory (RAM) that stores information
as long as power is supplied to the computer.
W
warm start: Restarting or resetting a computer without turning it off.
Wi-Fi®: A registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance that stands for
Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication
protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless
communication components.
window: A portion of the screen that can display its own application,
document or dialog box. Often used to mean a Microsoft®
Windows® window.
Wireless LAN: Local Area Network (LAN) through wireless
communication.
Wireless WAN: Wide Area Network (WAN) through wireless
communication.
write protection: A method for protecting a floppy diskette from
accidental erasure.
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Index
A
E
AC adaptor, 1-4
additional, 1-17
connecting, 3-2
ASCII characters, 5-4
Equipment checklist, 1-1
Express card
inserting, 8-2
removing, 8-2
Expresscard, 8-1
B
Battery
charging, 6-7
extending battery life, 6-9
indicator, 6-1
location, 2-5
Monitoring capacity, 6-8
real time clock, 1-4, 6-4
safety precautions, 6-5
save mode, 1-12
types, 6-3
Battery pack, 1-4
additional, 8-9
replacing, 6-10
C
Cleaning the computer, 4-37
D
Display, 1-9
automatic power off, 1-12
brightness decreases, 5-3
brightness increases, 5-3
controller, 1-9
opening, 3-4
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Floppy disk
using, 4-12
Fn + Esc (sound mute), 5-2
Fn + F1 (instant security), 5-2
Fn + F2 (power save mode), 5-3
Fn + F3 (Sleep Mode), 5-3
Fn + F4 (hibernation), 5-3
Fn + F5 (display selection), 5-3
Fn + F6 (Display Brightness
decreases), 5-3
Fn + F7 (Display Brightness
increases), 5-3
Fn + F8 (Wireless setting), 5-3
Fn + F9 (Touch Pad), 5-3
Fn Sticky key, 5-4
Function keys, 5-2
G
Graphics controller, 1-9
H
Hard disk drive, 1-5
automatic power off, 1-12
Hibernation, 1-13, 5-3
HW Setup, 1-14
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K
Keyboard, 1-9, 5-1
emulating keys on
enhanced, 5-2
F1 ... F12 function keys, 5-2
hot keys, 5-2
typewriter keys, 5-1
Windows® special keys, 5-4
L
LAN, 1-10, 4-36
cable types, 4-36
connecting, 4-36
disconnecting, 4-37
M
Media care, 4-29
CD/DVD/HD DVD, 4-29
Memory, 1-3
expansion, 1-17, 8-6
installing, 8-6
removing, 8-8
Modem, 1-10, 4-30
connecting, 4-32
disconnecting, 4-32
properties menu, 4-30
region selection, 4-30
Monitor, external, 1-9, 8-9
P
Ports, 1-9
external monitor, 1-9
USB, 1-9
Power
conditions, 6-1
hibernation mode, 3-7
indicator, 6-2
panel power on/off, 1-12, 6-13
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shut Down mode (Boot
mode), 3-5
Sleep Mode, 3-6
system Auto Off, 6-13
turning off, 3-5
turning on, 3-4
Power-up modes, 6-12
Problems
AC power, 9-4
analyzing, 9-2
Battery, 9-5
DVD Super Multi drive, 9-8
ExpressCard, 9-19
Hard disk drive, 9-7
Hardware and system
checklist, 9-3
Keyboard, 9-7
LAN, 9-18
LCD panel, 9-7
Memory expansion, 9-16
Modem, 9-17
Monitor, 9-17
overheating power down,
9-4
Pointing device, 9-13
Power, 9-4
Real Time Clock, 9-6
Self test, 9-3
Sound system, 9-17
Support from TOSHIBA,
9-20
System start-up, 9-3
USB, 9-14
Wireless LAN, 9-18
Processor, 1-2
R
Recovery Discs, 3-11
Recovery hard
disk drive, 3-10, 3-11
Restarting the computer, 3-9
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S
Security lock
attaching, 8-14
Sleep Mode, 1-13
setting, 3-6
System automatic, 1-12
Soft keys
emulating keys on
enhanced
keyboard, 5-2
ScrLock, 5-2
Sound System, 1-10
Headphone
(S/P DIF) jack, 1-10
microphone jack, 1-10
mute hot keys, 5-2
T
TOSHIBA ConfigFree, 1-16
TOSHIBA Theft
Registration, F-2
Touch Pad, 1-9
location, 2-6
using, 4-1
U
USB, 1-9
V
Video modes, B-2
Video RAM, 1-4
W
Wireless communication
switch, 4-35
indicator, 4-35
Wireless LAN, 1-11
using, 4-34
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