Satellite Pro 6000 Series User'

Satellite® M50/M55
Series User’s Guide
If you need assistance:
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Toshiba’s Support Website
pcsupport.toshiba.com
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Toshiba Global Support Centre
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
For more information, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on
page 172 in this guide.
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Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Model: Satellite® M50/M55 Series
Recordable and/or ReWritable Drive(s) and
Associated Software Warranty
The computer system you purchased may include Recordable and/or ReWritable
optical media drive(s) and associated software, among the most advanced data
storage technologies available. As with any new technology, you must read and
follow all set-up and usage instructions in the applicable user guides and/or
manuals enclosed or provided electronically. If you fail to do so, this product may
not function properly and you may lose data or suffer other damage. TOSHIBA
AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (“TOSHIBA”), ITS
AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION
OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU
AGREE THAT TOSHIBA, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS SHALL
HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY
BUSINESS, PROFITS, PROGRAMS, DATA, NETWORK SYSTEMS OR
REMOVABLE STORAGE MEDIA ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
Protection of Stored Data
For your important data, please make periodic back-up copies of all the data
stored on the hard disk or other storage devices as a precaution against possible
failures, alteration, or loss of the data. IF YOUR DATA IS ALTERED OR
LOST DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF
THE HARD DISK DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AND THE
DATA CANNOT BE RECOVERED, TOSHIBA SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER
DAMAGE RESULTING THEREFROM. WHEN COPYING OR
TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM
WHETHER THE DATA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COPIED OR
TRANSFERRED. TOSHIBA DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR THE
FAILURE TO COPY OR TRANSFER THE DATA CORRECTLY.
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Critical Applications
The computer you have purchased is not designed for any “critical applications.”
“Critical applications” means life support systems, medical applications,
connections to implanted medical devices, commercial transportation, nuclear
facilities or systems or any other applications where product failure could lead to
injury to persons or loss of life or catastrophic property damage.
ACCORDINGLY, TOSHIBA, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS
DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THE USE
OF THE COMPUTER PRODUCTS IN ANY CRITICAL
APPLICATIONS. IF YOU USE THE COMPUTER PRODUCTS IN A
CRITICAL APPLICATION, YOU, AND NOT TOSHIBA, ASSUME
FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH USE.
FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity Information”
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE
Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to
this equipment. Operation with noncompliant peripherals or peripherals not
recommended by Toshiba is likely to result in interference to radio and TV
reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and
the computer's parallel port, monitor port, USB port, PS/2 port®, i.LINK®
port and microphone jack. Changes or modifications made to this equipment
not expressly approved by Toshiba or parties authorized by Toshiba could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
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This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Contact either:
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Toshiba’s Support Website at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
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Or call the Toshiba Global Support Centre:
Within the United States at (800) 457-7777
Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273
Industry Canada requirement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
FCC requirements
The following information is pursuant to FCC CFR 47, Part 68 and refers to
internal modems.
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the bottom of this
equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration
number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested,
the information must be provided to the telephone company.
The modem connects to the telephone line by means of a standard jack called the
USOC RJ11C.
A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC part 68 rules and
requirements adopted by the ACTA. It is designed to be connected to a
compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a
telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of
RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that
may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local
telephone company. For products approved after July 23, 2001, the REN for this
product is part of the product identifier that has the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by the ## are the REN without a
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decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is
separately shown on the label.
Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public
utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for
information.
Telephone Company Procedures
The goal of the telephone company is to provide you with the best service it can.
In order to do this, it may occasionally be necessary for them to make changes in
their equipment, operations or procedures. If these changes might affect your
service or the operation of your equipment, the telephone company will give you
notice, in writing, to allow you to make any changes necessary to maintain
uninterrupted service.
If Problems Arise
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be
required. But if advanced notice is not practical, the telephone company will
notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to
file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty
information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support
Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at
(949) 859-4273. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
Disconnection
If you should ever decide to permanently disconnect your modem from its
present line, please call the telephone company and let them know of this change.
Fax Branding
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any
person to use a computer or other electronic device, including Fax machines, to
send any message unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or
bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date
and time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entity, or other
individual sending the message and the telephone number of the sending
machine or such business, other entity, or individual. (The telephone number
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provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for which charges
exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.)
In order to program this information into your fax transmission, refer to the fax
software instructions installed on this computer.
Alarm Equipment
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone
line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm
equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment,
consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment
1
NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.
This certification means that the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network protective, operational and safety
requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment
Technical Requirements document(s). The Department does not
guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to
be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The
equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection.
The customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions
may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a representative
designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to
this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the
telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the
equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground
connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water
pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be
particularly important in rural areas.
Caution: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves,
but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or
electrician, as appropriate.
2
The user manual of analog equipment must contain the equipment’s
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) and an explanation notice similar
to the following:
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of this device can be found on the
label affixed to your computer.
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NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each
terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of
terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination
on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to
the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the
devices does not exceed 5.
3
The standard connecting arrangement (telephone jack type) for this
equipment is jack type(s): USOC RJ11C.
Wireless Interoperability
The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be
interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
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The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision A/B/G), as defined
and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio
frequency range and may interfere with one another. If you use Bluetooth and
Wireless LAN devices simultaneously, you may occasionally experience a
less than optimal network performance or even lose your network
connection.
If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off your
Bluetooth or Wireless LAN device.
Please contact Toshiba PC product support on Web site http://www.toshibaeurope.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or
pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for more information.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range.
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Wireless LAN and your Health
Wireless LAN products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency
electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by Wireless LAN devices
however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless
devices like for example mobile phones.
Because Wireless LAN products operate within the guidelines found in radio
frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless
LAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect
the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels
and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive
research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of Wireless LAN may be restricted
by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the
organization. These situations may for example include:
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Using the Wireless LAN equipment on board airplanes, or
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In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or
services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a
specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the Wireless LAN device prior to turning on the equipment.
Regulatory Information
The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card must be installed and used in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user
documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the
following radio frequency and safety standards.
Canada – Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located
or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada
limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from
Health Canada’s Web site www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb. The RF device shall not be
co-located with any other transmitter that has not been tested with this
device.
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Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1)
il ne doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est
susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be
operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding.
Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to
licensing.
Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet
d'une licence, il doit etre utilize a l'interieur et devrait etre place loin des fenetres
afin de Fournier un ecram de blindage maximal. Si le matriel (ou son antenne
d'emission) est installe a l'exterieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used
indoors for frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for
harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 GHz to 5.35
GHz and 5.65 GHz to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause
interference with and/or damage this device.
Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
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This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE
Directive 1999/5/EC with essential test suites as per standards:
EN 60950 Safety of Information Technology equipment.
ETS 300 328 Technical requirements for radio equipment.
ETS 300 826 General EMC requirements for radio equipment.
English:
Hereby, TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company, declares
that this Radio LAN device is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
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Finnish:
Dutch:
French:
Swedish:
Danish:
German:
Valmistaja TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
vakuuttaa täten että Radio LAN device tyyppinen laite on direktiivin
1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden
ehtojen mukainen.
Hierbij verklaart TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company dat
het toestel Radio LAN device in overeenstemming is met de essentiële
eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Bij deze TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company dat deze
Radio LAN device voldoet aan de essentiële eisen en aan de overige
relevante bepalingen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
Par la présente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
déclare que l'appareil Radio LAN device est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/
CE.
Par la présente, TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
déclare que ce Radio LAN device est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions de la directive 1999/5/CE qui lui
sont applicables.
Härmed intygar TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company att
denna Radio LAN device står I överensstämmelse med de väsentliga
egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av
direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Undertegnede TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Radio LAN device overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF
Hiermit erklärt TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company, dass
sich dieser/diese/dieses Radio LAN device in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten Vorschriften
der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet". (BMWi)
Hiermit erklärt TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company die
Übereinstimmung des Gerätes Radio LAN device mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten
Festlegungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG. (Wien)
Greek:
Italian:
Con la presente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company
dichiara che questo Radio LAN device è conforme ai requisiti essenziali
ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
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Spanish:
Portuguese:
Por medio de la presente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network
Company declara que el Radio LAN device cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company declara que este
Radio LAN device está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
USA – Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the devices in a
Wireless LAN System is subject to the following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired
operation.
TOSHIBA is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by
unauthorized modification of the devices included with this TOSHIBA Wireless
LAN Mini PCI Card, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and
equipment other than specified by TOSHIBA.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification,
substitution or attachment will be the responsibility of the user.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is
far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the
TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card shall be used in such a manner that
the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. In
normal operating configuration, the LCD in the upright position, the distance
between the antenna and the user should not be less than 20 cm. The
antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Antenna(s) used in 5.15
GHz to 5.25 GHz frequency band must be integral antenna which provide no
access to the end user.
Refer to the Regulatory Statements as identified in the documentation that
comes with those products for additional information.
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Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to
5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for
frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 GHz to 5.35
GHz and 5.65 GHz to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause
interference with and/or damage this device.
NOTE
The above Caution information applies to products that operate with an
802.11a device.
Taiwan
Article 14
Article 17
Unless approved, for any model accredited low power radio frequency
electric machinery, any company, trader or user shall not change the
frequency, increase the power or change the features and functions of the
original design.
Any use of low power radio frequency electric machinery shall not affect
aviation safety and interfere with legal communications. In the event
interference is caused, the use of such electric machinery shall be
immediately discontinued. Operation of such products can be resumed
only when they are modified and can no longer cause interference.
The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio
communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and
regulations.
Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference
from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and medical radio
emission electric machinery.
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Using this Equipment in Japan
In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second
generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment
overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station and
specified low-power radio station).
1. Sticker
Please put the following sticker on devices incorporating this product.
2. Indication
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
(1)
(2) (3)
2.4DSOF4
(4)
1
2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
2
DS: This equipment uses DS-SS modulation.
OF: This equipment uses OFDM modulation.
3
The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m.
4
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from
2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz.
It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems.
3. TOSHIBA Direct PC
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100
Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916
Fax: 03-5444-9450
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Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the
Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs to the device class of
radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station
stipulated in the Radio Law and the Telecommunications Business Law of Japan.
The Name of the radio equipment: refer to the equipment label provided on the
computer
JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS
EQUIPMENT
Approval Number: D01-1128JP
TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER Approval Number: 03NY.A0018,
03GZDA0017
The following restrictions apply:
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Do not disassemble or modify the device.
Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
5.17 GHz to 5.23 GHz for indoor use only.
Radio approvals for wireless devices
NOTE
The following information is dependent on what type of wireless device is in
your computer.
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Atheros
AR5BMB-43/44 Mini PCI Wireless network adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
NOTE
This device works on passive scan only.
A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode.
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802.11b (2.4 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in
European Community Countries
België/
Belgique:
Deutschland:
France:
Italia:
For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than
300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to
IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public
grounds over more than 300m. For registration and license please
contact IBPT/BIPT.
Voor privé-gebruik buiten gebouw over publieke groud over afstand
kleiner dan 300m geen registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig; voor gebruik
over afstand groter dan 300m is wel registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig.
Voor registratie of licentie kunt u contact opnemen met BIPT.
Dans le cas d’une utilisation privée, à l’extérieur d’un bâtiment, audessus d’un espace public, aucun enregistrement n’est nécessaire pour
une distance de moins de 300m. Pour une distance supérieure à 300m un
enregistrement auprès de I’IBPT est requise. Pour les enregistrements et
licences, veuillez contacter I’IBPT.
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Anmeldung im Outdoor-Bereich notwendig, aber nicht
genehmigungspflichtig.Bitte mit Händler die Vorgehensweise
abstimmen.
Restricted frequency band: only channels 1 to 7 (2400 MHz and 2454
MHz respectively) may be used outdoors in France. Please contact
A.R.T. (http://www.art-telecom.fr) for applicable procedures to follow.
Bande de fréquence restreinte: seuls les canaux 1- 7 (2400 et 2454 MHz
respectivement) doivent être utilisés endroits extérieur en France. Vous
pouvez contacter I’Autorité de Régulation des Télécommuniations
(http://www.art-telecom.fr) pour la procédure à suivre.
License required for indoor use. Use with outdoor installations not
allowed.
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E’necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l’uso interno.
Nederland:
Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire.
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Licentie verplicht voor gebruik met buitenantennes. Neem contact op
met verkoper voor juiste procedure.
802.11a (5 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
Turbo Mode (5 GHz)
Canada
USA
Europe - Restrictions for use of 5 GHz Frequencies in
European Community Countries
European Community
Countries
Austria
Belgium, France,
Switzerland/Lichtenstein
Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Greece,
Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Sweden, UK
Iceland, Spain
5150-5250 MHz 5250-5350 MHz
Channels: 36, 40, 44,
48
5470-5725 MHz
Channels: 52, 56, 60, Channels: 100, 104, 108, 112,
64
116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140
Indoor Only
O
O
Indoor Only
x
O
Indoor/Outdoor
x
x
O
O
O
O
O
O
O: allowed ×: forbidden
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To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless
LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channel limitations apply.
The user should use the wireless LAN utility to check the current channel of
operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as
listed above, the user must cease operating the Wireless LAN at that
location and consult the local technical support staff responsible for the
wireless network.
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The 5 GHz Turbo mode feature is not allowed for operation in any
European Community country.
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This device must not be operated in ad-hoc mode using channels in the
5 GHz bands in the European Community. Ad-hoc mode provides a direct
communication between two client devices without a Wireless LAN Access
Point.
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This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and
activated a radar detection feature required for European Community
operation in the 5 GHz bands. This device will operate under the control of
the Access Point in order to avoid operating on a channel occupied by any
radar system in the area. The presence of nearby radar operation may result
in temporary interruption of operation of this device. The Access Point’s
radar detection feature will automatically restart operation on a channel free
of radar. You may consult with the local technical support staff responsible
for the wireless network to ensure the Access Point device(s) are properly
configured for European Community operation.
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Atheros AR5001X
Mini PCI Wireless network adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
NOTE
This device works on passive scan only.
A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode.
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802.11b (2.4 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Sweden
USA
802.11a (5 GHz)
Australia
Canada
France
Ireland
Luxembourg
Norway
Switzerland
Turbo Mode (5 GHz)
Canada
USA
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel® PRO/
Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
Argentina
Belgium
Chile
France
Iceland
Japan
Australia
Brazil
Denmark
Germany
Ireland
Liechtenstein
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Canada
Finland
Greece
Italy
Luxembourg
19
Mexico
Norway
Singapore
Switzerland
USA
Netherlands
Peru
Spain
UK
Venezuela
New Zealand
Portugal
Sweden
Uruguay
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Toshiba Mini PCI
Wireless LAN Card
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
Australia
Canada
France
Hong Kong
Italy
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Portugal
Sweden
UK
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Iceland
Japan
Malaysia
Norway
Singapore
Switzerland
USA
Belgium
Finland
Greece
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Netherlands
Philippines
Spain
Thailand
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the INPROCOMM
IPN2220 Wireless network adapter
This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the
following table.
Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following
table.
EU
USA
Canada
Australia
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New Zealand
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Bluetooth® wireless technology Interoperability
Bluetooth® Cards from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with any
product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping
Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
❖
Bluetooth Specification as defined and approved by The Bluetooth Special
Interest Group.
❖
Logo certification with Bluetooth wireless technology as defined by The
Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
Bluetooth wireless technology is a new innovative technology, and TOSHIBA
has not confirmed compatibility of its Bluetooth products with all PCs and/or
equipment using Bluetooth wireless technology other than TOSHIBA
portable computers.
Always use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless
networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable
computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA PC product support
on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in
Europe or pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for more information.
When you use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA close to 2.4 GHz Wireless
LAN devices, Bluetooth transmissions might slow down or cause errors. If
you detect certain interference while you use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA,
always change the frequency, move your PC to the area outside of the
interference range of 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN devices (40 meters/43.74 yards
or more) or stop transmitting from your PC. Please contact TOSHIBA PC
product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/
bluetooth.htm in Europe or pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for
more information.
Bluetooth and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio frequency
range and may interfere with one another. If you use Bluetooth and Wireless
LAN devices simultaneously, you may occasionally experience a less than
optimal network performance or even lose your network connection. If you
should experience any such problem, immediately turn off either one of your
Bluetooth or Wireless LAN. Please contact Toshiba PC product support on
Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in
Europe or pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for more information.
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Bluetooth® wireless technology and your Health
The products with Bluetooth wireless technology, like other radio devices, emit
radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by devices
with Bluetooth wireless technology however is far much less than the
electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like for example mobile
phones.
Because products with Bluetooth wireless technology operate within the
guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations,
TOSHIBA believes Bluetooth wireless technology is safe for use by consumers.
These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific
community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists
who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of Bluetooth wireless technology
may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives
of the organization. These situations may for example include:
❖
Using the equipment with Bluetooth wireless technology on board
airplanes, or
❖
In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or
services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a
specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the device with Bluetooth wireless technology prior to
turning on the equipment.
Regulatory statements
This product complies with any mandatory product specification in any country/
region where the product is sold. In addition, the product complies with the
following:
European Union (EU) and EFTA
This equipment complies with the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC and has been
provided with the CE mark accordingly.
Canada — Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.”
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L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1)
il ne doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prét à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est
susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
FCC Interference Statement
This device complies with part15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note that any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly
approved by the manufacturer may void the authorization to operate this
equipment.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below
the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth Card
from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation is minimized.
In order to comply with FCC radio-frequency radiation exposure guidelines
for an uncontrolled environment, the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA has to
be operated while maintaining a minimum body to antenna distance of 20
cm.
Refer to the Regulatory Statements as identified in the documentation that
comes with those products for additional information.
The Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits.
Nevertheless, it is advised to use the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA in such
a manner that human contact during normal operation is minimized.
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NOTE
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by
TOSHIBA or parties authorized by TOSHIBA could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Taiwan
Article 14
Article 17
Unless approved, for any model accredited low power radio frequency
electric machinery, any company, trader or user shall not change the
frequency, increase the power or change the features and functions of the
original design.
Any use of low power radio frequency electric machinery shall not affect
aviation safety and interfere with legal communications. In the event
interference is caused, the use of such electric machinery shall be
immediately discontinued. Operation of such products can be resumed
only when they are modified and can no longer cause interference.
The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio
communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and
regulations.
Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference
from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and medical radio
emission electric machinery.
Using this equipment in Japan
In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second
generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment
overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station and
specified low-power radio station).
1. Sticker
Please put the following sticker on devices incorporating this product.
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2. Indication
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
(1)
(2) (3)
2.4FH1
(4)
1
2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
2
FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation.
3
The interference range of this equipment is less than 10m.
4
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to
2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile object
identification systems.
3. TOSHIBA Direct PC
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100
Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916
Fax: 03-5444-9450
Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification, and it
belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication
system radio station stipulated in the Radio Law of Japan.
The Name of the radio equipment: EYXF2CS
TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER
Approval Number: 01NYDA1305
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The following restrictions apply:
❖
Do not disassemble or modify the device.
❖
Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
DVD-ROM, multi-function drive safety instructions
The DVD-ROM and multi-function drives employ a laser system. To ensure
proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference.
Never attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair a CD/DVD drive, CD-RW drive,
Multi-drive or any other optical drive. You could damage the drive. You would also
be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards, resulting in serious injury. Always
contact an authorized Toshiba service provider, if any repair or adjustment is
required.
Location of the required label
(Sample shown below. Location of the label and manufacturing information may
vary.)
This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT. To use this model properly, read the user’s guide carefully and keep it for
your future reference.
Never attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair a CD/DVD drive, CD-RW
drive, Multi-drive or any other optical drive. You could damage the drive.
You would also be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards, resulting in
serious injury. Always contact an authorized Toshiba service provider, if any
repair or adjustment is required.
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Copyright
This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all
rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any
form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is
assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
©2005 by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Export Administration Regulation
This document contains technical data that may be controlled under the U.S.
Export Administration Regulations, and may be subject to the approval of the
U.S. Department of Commerce prior to export. Any export, directly or indirectly,
in contravention of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations is prohibited.
Notice
The information contained in this manual, including but not limited to any
product specifications, is subject to change without notice.
TOSHIBA CORPORATION AND TOSHIBA AMERICA
INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (TOSHIBA) PROVIDES NO
WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL OR ANY OTHER
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO
ANY OF THE FOREGOING. TOSHIBA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY
FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY
FROM ANY TECHNICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR
OMISSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN OR FOR DISCREPANCIES
BETWEEN THE PRODUCT AND THE MANUAL. IN NO EVENT
SHALL TOSHIBA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES,
WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL OR
ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE
THEREOF.
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Trademarks
Satellite and Noteworthy are registered trademarks, and FreedomWare and
SmartMedia are trademarks, of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and/
or Toshiba Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
DirectX, Active Desktop, DirectShow, and Windows Media are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
ConfigFree is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Dolby - Manufactured by Toshiba under license from Dolby Laboratories/ Dolby
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
TouchPad is a trademark of Synaptics, Inc.
Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use
of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are
those of their respective owners.
All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies.
Computer disposal information
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 or the Electronic Industries Alliance at
www.eiae.org.
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Contents
Introduction................................................................................ 36
This guide ...............................................................37
Safety icons ............................................................38
Other icons used...............................................39
Other documentation ..............................................39
Service options .......................................................40
Chapter 1: Getting Started......................................................... 41
Selecting a place to work ........................................41
Creating a computer-friendly environment........41
Keeping yourself comfortable ...........................42
Precautions.......................................................42
Important information on your computer’s
cooling fan ..................................................45
Setting up your computer .......................................45
Setting up your software...................................46
Registering your computer with Toshiba ................47
Adding external devices ..........................................47
Connecting to a power source ................................48
Charging the main battery.......................................52
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Using the computer for the first time ......................53
Opening the display panel .................................53
Your computer’s features and specifications ....54
Turning on the power .......................................54
Adding memory ......................................................55
Installing a memory module .............................56
Removing a memory module............................61
Using the TouchPad™.............................................63
Scrolling with the TouchPad™ ..........................64
Control buttons .................................................64
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad .................64
Turning off the computer ........................................66
Closing the display panel ..................................67
Using external display devices ................................67
Directing the display output when you
turn on the computer ..................................68
Adjusting the quality of the external display......69
Using an external keyboard.....................................69
Using a mouse ........................................................69
Connecting a printer ..............................................70
Setting up a printer ...........................................71
Connecting an optional external diskette drive........72
Connecting external speakers or headphones.........72
Connecting a microphone .......................................73
Caring for your computer........................................73
Cleaning the computer ......................................74
Moving the computer........................................74
Using a computer lock ............................................74
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Chapter 2: Learning the Basics................................................. 76
Computing tips .......................................................76
Using the keyboard .................................................78
Character keys .................................................78
Making your keyboard emulate a full-size
keyboard .....................................................79
Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys .........................................79
Function keys....................................................80
Windows special keys.......................................80
Overlay keys .....................................................80
Using the overlay to type numeric data.............81
Starting a program..................................................82
Starting a program from the Start menu...........83
Starting a program from Windows® Explorer....83
Starting a program from the Run dialog box ....85
Saving your work ....................................................86
Printing your work ..................................................88
Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive...........89
Drive components and control buttons.............90
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive components 90
Media Control Buttons ......................................91
Inserting a compact disc ..................................92
Removing a disc with the computer on.............94
Removing a disc with the computer off ............95
Caring for CD or DVD Discs .............................95
Using PC Cards.......................................................96
Hot swapping....................................................96
Using your computer at the office...........................97
Backing up your work .............................................97
Restoring your work .........................................97
Powering down the computer .................................98
Using Turn Off Computer or Shut Down ...........99
Using Hibernation ...........................................101
Using Standby ................................................103
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Toshiba’s online resources ...................................105
Chapter 3: Mobile Computing.................................................106
Toshiba’s energy-saver design..............................106
Running the computer on battery power ..............107
Battery Notice .................................................107
Charging the batteries...........................................108
Charging the main battery...............................108
Charging the RTC battery................................109
Monitoring battery power .....................................110
What to do when the battery alarm sounds ....113
Changing batteries ................................................114
Taking care of your battery ...................................117
Safety precautions ..........................................117
Maximizing battery life ....................................118
Disposing of used batteries ..................................119
Conserving power .................................................120
Power profiles.................................................121
Using a hot key to set the power profile..........121
Additional options for power.................................122
Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer’s Features...................123
Exploring the desktop ...........................................123
Finding your way around the desktop .............124
Setting up for communications.............................126
Connecting the modem to a telephone line .....128
Connecting your computer to a network ........128
An overview of using the Internet .........................131
The Internet ....................................................131
The World Wide Web .....................................131
Internet Service Providers...............................132
Connecting to the Internet .............................132
Surfing the Internet.........................................133
Internet features..............................................133
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Uploading and downloading files from
the Internet ..............................................134
Exploring audio features .......................................134
Playing an audio CD........................................134
Playing CDs using Auto-Run...........................136
Creating a CD ..................................................137
Recording sounds...........................................137
Using external speakers or headphones..........139
Using the i.LINK® port (optional) ..........................139
Inserting and removing PC Cards .........................140
Inserting a PC Card .........................................140
Removing a PC Card .......................................141
Setting up a PC Card for your computer .........142
Using the Bridge Media Adapter Slot (optional) ....142
Inserting media ...............................................142
Removing media .............................................143
Connecting your modem to a telephone line.........144
Connecting to a phone line .............................144
Chapter 5: Toshiba Utilities......................................................146
TOSHIBA Assist ....................................................147
Connect...........................................................148
Secure.............................................................148
Protect & Fix ...................................................148
Optimize..........................................................148
Using a supervisor password................................149
Setting a supervisor password........................149
Deleting a supervisor password......................150
Setting user passwords ........................................150
Using an instant password..............................151
Setting a user password .................................151
Disabling a user password..............................152
PC Diagnostic Tool ...............................................152
TOSHIBA Power Saver ..........................................153
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SD Memory Card Format ......................................156
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer ...........................157
Mouse utility ......................................................158
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility......................................159
Fn-esse® ...............................................................161
Starting Fn-esse® ............................................161
Using the keyboard or pointing device to
assign keys ...............................................163
Viewing existing key assignments ..................164
Changing or removing existing key
assignments ............................................164
TOSHIBA HW Setup ..............................................165
TOSHIBA Hotkey utility ......................................167
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch.................................168
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings.............170
Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong .................................. 172
Problems that are easy to fix ................................172
Problems when you turn on the computer............174
The Windows ® operating system is not working..176
Using Startup options to fix problems ............177
Internet problems ...........................................178
The Windows® XP operating system
can help you .............................................178
Resolving a hardware conflict ...............................179
A plan of action ...............................................179
Resolving hardware conflicts on your own .....180
Fixing a problem with Device Manager ...........181
Memory problems ..........................................183
Power and the batteries ..................................184
Keyboard problems.........................................186
Display problems ............................................187
Disk drive problems ........................................189
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems...192
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Sound system problems .................................193
PC Card problems...........................................193
Printer problems .............................................197
Modem problems............................................198
Wireless device problems ...............................199
DVD operating problems.......................................202
Develop good computing habits ...........................205
Data and system configuration backup in
Windows XP .............................................206
If you need further assistance...............................212
Before you contact Toshiba ............................212
Contacting Toshiba .........................................213
Other Toshiba Internet Web sites .........................214
Toshiba’s worldwide offices..................................214
Appendix A: Hot Keys..............................................................216
Volume Mute ........................................................216
Password security ................................................217
Without a password ........................................217
With a password .............................................217
Maintaining security when the battery is
not fully charged .......................................218
Power usage mode ..............................................219
Standby mode.......................................................219
Hibernation mode ................................................220
Display modes ......................................................221
Display brightness ................................................221
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad .....................222
Zooming applications in/out .................................222
Keyboard hot keys ...............................................223
Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors..........................224
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Appendix C: Using ConfigFree™ with your
Toshiba Computer.............................................. 225
Getting Started......................................................226
Starting ConfigFree .........................................226
ConfigFree Utilities................................................228
Connectivity Doctor ........................................228
Search for Wireless Devices ...........................231
Profile Settings ...............................................236
ConfigFree SUMMIT........................................239
Quick Connect.................................................244
Using the Automatic Switch..................................247
Semi-Automatic Switch Feature ............................248
Glossary.................................................................................... 249
Index.......................................................................................... 264
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Introduction
Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia
computing. With your Toshiba notebook computer, your
work and entertainment can accompany you wherever you
go.
You will find your operating system, Microsoft® Windows®
XP Professional or Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, already
installed on your computer. Your operating system offers
exciting features, multimedia enjoyment, and easy Internet
access.
NOTE
Certain Microsoft® software product(s) included with this
computer may use technological measures for copy
protection. IN SUCH EVENT, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE
THE PRODUCT IF YOU DO NOT FULLY COMPLY WITH THE
PRODUCT ACTIVATION PROCEDURES. Product activation
procedures and Microsoft's privacy policy will be detailed
during initial launch of the product, or upon certain
reinstallations of the software product(s) or reconfigurations of
the computer, and may be completed by Internet or telephone
(toll charges may apply).
Some software may differ from its retail version (if available),
and may not include user manuals or all program functionality.
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This guide
NOTE
37
The product specifications and configuration information are
designed for a product Series. Your particular model may not
have all the features and specifications listed or illustrated. For
more detailed information about the features and
specifications on your particular model, please visit Toshiba's
Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication
to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein,
product specifications, configurations, prices, system/
component/options availability are all subject to change
without notice. For the most up-to-date product information
about your computer, or to stay current with the various
computer software or hardware options, visit Toshiba’s Web
site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
This guide
This guide introduces the computer’s features. You can:
❖
Read the entire guide from beginning to end.
❖
Skim through and stop when a topic interests you.
❖
Use the table of contents and the index to find specific
information.
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Introduction
Safety icons
Safety icons
This manual contains safety instructions that must be
observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in
personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data.
These safety cautions have been classified according to the
seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions
as follows:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in property damage.
NOTE
Provides important information.
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Other documentation
39
Other icons used
Additional icons highlight other helpful or educational
information:
TECHNICAL NOTE: This icon indicates technical information
about the computer.
HINT: This icon indicates helpful hints and tips.
DEFINITION: This icon indicates the definition of a term used
in the text.
Other documentation
Your computer comes with the following documentation:
❖
An electronic version of the user’s guide
❖
It may also contain guides for other programs that may
come with your system.
For accessory information, visit Toshiba's Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com.
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Service options
Service options
Toshiba offers a full line of optional service programs to
complement its limited warranty. Toshiba's standard limited
warranty, extended warranty, and service upgrade terms and
conditions are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com.
To stay current on the most recent software and hardware
options for your computer, and for other product information,
be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at
pcsupport.toshiba.com.
If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If
Something Goes Wrong” on page 172.
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter provides tips for working comfortably,
summarizes how to connect components, and explains what
to do the first time you use your notebook computer.
Selecting a place to work
Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a
variety of circumstances and locations.
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.
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Getting Started
Selecting a place to work
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
Keeping yourself comfortable
The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort, that
shipped with your computer, contains helpful information for
setting up your work environment and tips for working
comfortably throughout the day.
Precautions
Your computer is designed to provide optimum safety and
ease of use, and to withstand the rigors of travel. You should
observe certain precautions to further reduce the risk of
personal injury or damage to the computer.
❖
Avoid prolonged physical contact with the underside or
surface of the computer.
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Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer,
and never expose the computer to rain, water, seawater or
moisture. Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric
shock or fire, resulting in damage or serious injury. If any of
these eventualities should accidentally occur, immediately:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Disconnect the AC adapter from the power plug socket and
computer.
3. Remove the battery pack.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious
injury or permanent damage to the computer.
Do not turn on the power again, until you have taken the
computer to an authorized service center.
If you experience discomfort while operating the computer,
stop immediately and rest. Continuous operation for long
periods without adequate rest may cause pain in the arms,
wrists, hands, neck or other part of the body. If pain persists
despite rest, consult your doctor.
PC base and palm rest can become hot! Avoid prolonged
contact to prevent heat injury to skin.
Read the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort.
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Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use.
Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors or instability in
its operation.
Before you remove a PC Card, always wait for it to cool. You
could get burned removing a hot PC Card.
Never place a heavy object on the computer and be careful not
to drop a heavy object onto the computer. It could damage the
computer or cause system failure.
❖
Never turn off the computer if a drive light indicates a
drive is active.
Turning off the computer while it is reading from or
writing to a disk may damage the disk, the drive, or both.
❖
Keep the computer and disks away from objects that
generate strong magnetic fields, such as large stereo
speakers.
Information on disks is stored magnetically. Placing a
magnet too close to a disk can erase important files.
Handle discs carefully. Avoid touching the surface of the disc.
Grasp it by its center hole and edge. If you handle the disc
incorrectly, you could damage the disc and possibly lose data.
❖
Scan all new files for viruses.
This precaution is especially important for files you
receive via email or download from the Internet.
Occasionally, even new programs you buy from a
supplier may contain a computer virus. You need a
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special program to check for viruses. Ask your dealer to
help you.
Important information on your computer’s cooling fan
Your computer may have a CPU cooling fan that cools the
CPU by drawing outside air into the computer. The cooling
fan may be located on the bottom of the computer.
To prevent possible overheating of the CPU, make sure the air
intake on the cooling fan is not blocked. The fan draws in air
by creating a vacuum. If the fan is blocked, it could cause the
CPU to run at a lower performance level or cause the computer
to shut down. Loose items such as notebook and tissue paper,
plastic wrappers, or other similar materials can block the air
intake, preventing air from reaching the CPU. Do not use the
computer on surfaces with objects that can be drawn in by the
cooling fan.
NOTE
The cooling fan location will vary depending on the computer.
Setting up your computer
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all setup steps up to
and including “Setting up your software” on page 46 before
adding external or internal components to your computer.
These components include, but are not limited to, a mouse,
keyboard, printer, memory, and PC cards.
Your computer contains a rechargeable main battery that
needs to be charged before you can use it.
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To use external power or to charge the battery you must
attach the AC adapter. See “Connecting to a power source”
on page 48.
To register your computer online or to sign up for an Internet
account, you must either connect the built-in modem to a
telephone line or establish a Local Area Network (LAN)
connection. See “Connecting your modem to a telephone
line” on page 144.
Setting up your software
NOTE
The names of windows displayed, and the order in which
windows appear, may vary according to your software setup
choices.
The first time you turn on your computer, the Setup Wizard
guides you through steps to set up your software.
1
From the welcome screen click Next to enter the Setup
Wizard.
2
Confirm acceptance of Microsoft’s End User License
Agreement and click Next.
3
Select the appropriate option from the Help protect your
computer screen and click Next.
4
Enter the computer name and description and click Next
or Skip.
5
Select how your computer will connect to the Internet
and click Next.
The computer will pause for a moment while checking
for an Internet connection.
If an Internet connection could not be found, a window
will display the message: “An Internet connection could
not be chosen.” Click Next to continue.
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NOTE
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47
If you are connecting your computer to a network, consult your
system administrator before you choose your computer name
and network settings.
Follow the remaining screen prompts to complete the
setup process.
Once you click the final screen, your computer restarts
automatically.
Registering your computer with Toshiba
Product registration is strongly recommended, and allows
Toshiba to send the Customer periodic updates,
announcements, and special offers applicable to the product.
Product registration can be completed by double-clicking the
icon on your desktop or by going to the Toshiba web site at
register.toshiba.com. Customer failure to complete Product
Registration will not diminish Customer rights under this
limited Warranty.
NOTE
To register online, you must be connected to the Internet via
your computer’s modem and a voice-grade telephone line, or
by a Local Area Network.
Adding external devices
NOTE
Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba
recommends setting up your software. See “Setting up your
software” on page 46.
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After starting your computer for the first time you may want
to:
❖
Add more memory (see “Adding memory” on page 55)
❖
Connect a mouse (see “Using a mouse” on page 69)
❖
Connect a full-size keyboard (see “Using an external
keyboard” on page 69)
❖
Connect an external monitor (see “Using external display
devices” on page 67)
❖
Connect a local printer (see “Connecting a printer” on
page 70)
❖
Connect an optional external diskette drive (see
“Connecting an optional external diskette drive” on
page 72)
❖
Install PC Cards (see “Inserting and removing PC Cards”
on page 140)
Connecting to a power source
Your computer requires power to operate. Use the power
cord/cable and AC adapter to connect the computer to a live
electrical outlet, or to charge the computer’s battery.
Never pull on a power cord/cable to remove a plug from a
socket. Always grasp the plug directly. Failure to follow this
instruction may damage the cord/cable, and/or result in a fire
or electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury.
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When you connect the AC adapter to the computer, always
follow the steps in the exact order as described in the User's
Guide. Connecting the power cord/cable to a live electrical
outlet should be the last step; otherwise, the adapter DC output
plug could hold an electrical charge and cause an electrical
shock or minor bodily injury when touched. As a general
safety precaution, avoid touching any metal parts.
Always use the Toshiba AC adapter that was provided with
your computer, or use Toshiba recommended alternate models
to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use
of an incompatible AC adapter could cause fire or damage to
the computer, possibly resulting in serious injury.
AC adapter
AC adapter cord
Power
cord/cable
Sample power cord/cable and AC adapter
To connect AC power to the computer:
1
Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adapter.
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Sample connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adapter
Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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+
2
Plug the AC adapter cord into the DC-IN on the back of
the computer.
Sample connecting the AC adapter cord to the computer
3
Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet.
The AC power light on the system indicator glows blue.
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Never tamper with the power cable or plug; never splice or
alter a power cable; never bend or twist a power cable; never
place heavy objects on a power cable; never place a power
cable near a heat source; never run a power cable through a
pinch point such as a door or window; never use nails, staples
or similar objects to fasten or attach cord in place; never
attempt to disassemble or repair an AC adapter or a Battery
Charger. Doing any of the above may damage the cables, and/
or result in a fire or electric shock, possibly resulting in
serious injury.
Never attempt to connect or disconnect a power plug with wet
hands. Failure to follow this instruction could result in an
electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury.
The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication
of the main battery’s current charge:
❖
Glows amber while the main battery is being charged
(AC adapter connected)
❖
Glows blue when the main battery is fully charged
❖
Is unlit when the battery has discharged, the battery is not
charging, or the AC adapter is not plugged into the
computer or AC outlet
❖
Flashing amber means the main battery charge is low and
it is time to recharge the main battery or plug in the AC
adapter.
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NOTE
If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either the
battery pack is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving correct
input from the AC power supply.
Disconnect the AC cable and remove the battery pack. See
“Changing batteries” on page 114 for information on replacing
the battery.
Charging the main battery
Your computer came with its battery already installed. Before
using the battery to power the computer, you must charge the
battery.
To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into an AC
power source for at least three hours with the computer
turned off. After that, the battery will be completely charged
and ready to power the computer.
Once the battery is charged for the first time, avoid leaving the
computer plugged in and turned off for more than a few hours
at a time. Continuing to charge a fully charged battery can
damage the battery.
TECHNICAL NOTE: When your computer is using all of the
power provided by the AC Adapter to run applications,
features, and devices, the recharging of the battery cannot
occur. Your computer's Power Saver utility can be used to
select a power level setting that reduces the power required for
system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
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Battery life and charge time may vary depending on the
applications, power management settings, and features used.
Using the computer for the first time
The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin
using it.
Opening the display panel
1
Facing the front of the computer, locate the latch on the center
of the display panel.
2
Push the display latch in and raise the display panel.
Display release
latch
Sample opening the display panel
3
Adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle.
To avoid damaging the display panel, do not force it beyond
the point where it moves easily, and never lift the computer by
the display panel.
Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when
you turn on your PC. Your display contains an extremely
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large number of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is
manufactured using high-precision technology. Any small
bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic
characteristic of the TFT manufacturing technology. Over a
period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer,
the brightness of the screen will deteriorate. This is also an
intrinsic characteristic of the screen technology. When the
computer is operated on battery power, the screen will dim
and you may not be able to increase the brightness of the
screen while on battery power.
Your computer’s features and specifications
Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all
possible configurations for an entire product Series. Your
selected model may not have all the features and
specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches
shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all
those features.
This information applies to all the features and icons
described in this guide.
Below are examples of some of the many possible icons that
may come on your computer:
Sample system icons
Turning on the power
To turn on the computer:
1
Make sure any external devices (such as the AC adapter, if
you plan to use AC power rather than battery power) are
properly connected and ready.
2
Check to ensure that all drives are empty.
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Press and hold the power button in until the power button
and the on/off light on the system indicator panel glow
blue—about one second.
Sample turning on the power
The preinstalled operating system will load
automatically.
When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn
off the power again until the operating system has loaded
completely.
Adding memory
HINT: To purchase additional memory modules, see the
accessories information packaged with your system or visit
accessories.toshiba.com.
Your computer comes with enough memory to run most of
today’s popular applications. You may want to increase the
computer’s memory if you use complex software or process
large amounts of data.
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Adding memory
For more information on memory options, check the
accessories information that came with your computer, or
visit accessories.toshiba.com.
Installing a memory module
Your computer has two memory module slots. One slot is
under the keyboard and should only be accessed by a Toshiba
authorized service provider. The other memory module slot is
accessible on the bottom of your computer, and memory
capacity can be upgraded by removing and replacing the
memory module in that slot. You will need a standard Phillips
No.1 screwdriver for this procedure.
NOTE
Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba
recommends setting up your software. See “Setting up your
software” on page 46.
To avoid damaging the computer’s screws, use a standard
Phillips No. 1 screwdriver that is in good condition.
Installing a memory module with the computer’s power on may
damage the computer, the module, or both.
Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the
computer using the Start menu. If you install or remove a
memory module while the computer is in Standby or
Hibernation mode, data will be lost.
If the computer is on, begin at step 1; otherwise, skip to step
3.
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If the computer is on, click Start, Turn off computer.
The Turn off computer window appears.
2
Click Turn Off.
The operating system turns off the computer.
3
Unplug and remove any cables connected to the
computer, including the AC Adapter cord.
4
Remove the battery. For information on removing the
battery, see “Changing batteries” on page 114.
5
Close the display panel and turn the computer upside
down to locate the memory module slot cover.
Memory module
slot cover
Sample locating the memory module slot cover
6
Using a standard Phillips No. 1 screwdriver, unscrew the
screw that secures the memory module slot cover.
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Sample unscrewing the memory module slot cover
7
Remove the memory slot cover.
Sample removing the memory slot cover
8
Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you
can retrieve them later.
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Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you
handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to
discharge any static electricity you may have built up.
To avoid damaging the memory module, be careful not to
touch its pin connector on the side you insert into the
computer.
9
Remove the new memory module from its antistatic
packaging.
10 Hold the memory module by its edges so that the gold
connector bar faces the slot, at a slight angle to the
socket.
Sample inserting the memory module into the socket
11 Check that the module is lined up with the socket clips.
Sample aligning the memory module in the socket
12 Gently press down on the memory module connector
until the clips snap into place.
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Do not force the memory module into position. The
memory module should be level when secured in place.
Sample pressing down on the memory module connector until
the clips snap into place
The clips on either side of the memory module will click
to secure the memory module.
Avoid touching the connectors on the memory module or on
the computer. Grease or dust on the connectors may cause
memory access problems.
13 Replace the memory module slot cover and the screw.
14 Re-insert the battery. For information on inserting the
battery, see “Changing batteries” on page 114.
15 Turn the computer right side up.
16 Reconnect any cables.
17 Restart the computer.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory
module installed for the computer to work.
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You can now continue setting up the computer. When the
operating system has loaded, you can verify that the
computer has recognized the additional memory module.
If you are adding an extra memory module after setting up the
computer, verify that the computer has recognized it correctly
as described in “Checking total memory” on page 62.
Removing a memory module
If you need to remove a memory module:
1
Complete steps 1–7 in “Installing a memory module” on
page 56 to shut down the computer and open the memory
module slot cover.
Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer
turned on. You can damage the computer and the device.
Do not remove the memory module while the computer
is in Standby mode. The computer could hang up the
next time you turn it on and data in memory will be lost.
In either of the above cases, the Standby configuration
will not be saved.
The following message appears when you turn on the
power:
Warning: Resume Failure
Press Any Key To Continue
If the computer hangs up when you turn it on, perform the
following: Press the power button and hold it down for at least
ten seconds, then turn the power on again.
2
Pull the clips away from the memory module.
The memory module pops partially out of the slot.
3
Carefully remove the memory module from the slot.
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Sample removing the memory module
4
Replace the memory module slot cover and the screw.
5
Turn the computer over and restart it.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory
module installed for the computer to work.
Checking total memory
When you add or remove a memory module, you can check
that the computer has recognized the change. To do this:
1
Click Start, then click Control Panel.
2
Click Performance and Maintenance.
3
Click System.
4
The General tab view automatically appears and shows
total memory.
If the computer does not recognize the memory
configuration, turn off the computer, remove the memory slot
cover, and make sure the memory module is seated properly,
as described in step of “Adding memory” starting on
page 55.
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Using the TouchPad™
The TouchPad, the small, smooth square cutout located in
front of the keyboard, is sensitive to touch and enables you to
move the cursor with the stroke of a finger. Simply move
your finger on the TouchPad in the direction you would like
to move the cursor:
❖
To move the cursor to the top of the page, push your
finger forward on the TouchPad.
❖
To move the cursor to the bottom of the page, drag your
finger toward yourself.
❖
To move the cursor to the right side of the page, slide
your finger across the TouchPad from left to right.
❖
To move it to the left side, slide your finger from right to
left.
NOTE
Because the TouchPad is much smaller than the display
screen, moving your cursor across the screen often means
having to move your finger several times across the TouchPad
in the preferred direction.
Once you have positioned your cursor, you can click it into
place by either double-tapping the TouchPad or clicking the
control buttons.
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Scrolling with the TouchPad™
There are two active regions on the TouchPad that allow you
to scroll as you would with any wheel device on a mouse or
trackball.
To scroll vertically, run your finger up or down along the right
edge of the TouchPad. To scroll horizontally, run your finger
along the bottom edge of the TouchPad. This feature can be
disabled or changed in the Mouse Properties dialog box.
Control buttons
When a step instructs you to click or choose an item, move
the cursor to the item, then press and release the primary
(left-hand) button. To double-click, press the primary button
twice in rapid succession. The primary button usually
corresponds to the left mouse button.
The function of the secondary (right-hand) button depends on
the program you are using. It usually corresponds to the right
mouse button. Check your program’s documentation to find
whether it uses the right mouse button.
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad
The TouchPad is enabled by default. To change the enable/
disable TouchPad setting:
1
Click Start, and then Control Panel.
The Control Panel window appears.
2
Click Printers and Other Hardware.
3
Click the Mouse icon.
4
Click the TouchPad ON/OFF tab.
The TouchPad ON/OFF tab view window appears.
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Sample TouchPad ON/OFF screen
5
Select Disable or Enable, whichever is appropriate.
6
Click Apply.
7
Click OK.
The Mouse Properties window closes.
8
Close the Printers and Other Hardware window.
9
Close the Control Panel window.
You can also use a hot key to disable or enable the
TouchPad. See “Disabling or enabling the TouchPad” on
page 222.
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Turning off the computer
It is a good idea to turn off your computer when you are not
using it for a while.
If you are using the computer for the first time, leave the
computer plugged into a power source (even though the
computer is off) to fully charge the main battery. With the
computer off, it may take up to three hours to recharge the
main battery.
When you power down the computer, you have three options
to choose from: Turn Off (or Shut down), Hibernate, and
Standby. Each option has its advantages.
❖
Use the Shut down command if you are using the
Windows XP Professional operating system and are
connected to a domain server.
❖
If you have work in progress and are not connected to a
network, use the Windows Standby or Hibernate
commands to save your system settings to memory so
that, when you turn on the computer again, you will
automatically return to where you left off.
❖
To leave the computer off for a longer period, you can use
the Windows Turn Off command when not connected to
a domain server or the Shut down command when
connected to a domain server instead.
Never turn off the computer while any drive is in use. Doing so
may damage the media in use and result in loss of data. For
more information, see “Powering down the computer” on
page 98.
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Closing the display panel
When you are finished, shut the computer down and close the
display panel to keep dust and dirt out of the computer.
If you close the computer while it is still on, these actions will
occur:
❖
If you have the LCD power-saver feature set, the LCD
panel will automatically turn off until you open it again.
❖
If you have the audible warning set, the computer will
beep to notify you that it is still on.
❖
If you have an action feature set, the computer will
perform either: Nothing, Standby, Hibernate, or Turn Off
(see “Setting user passwords” on page 150).
Using external display devices
Your computer comes with a built-in LCD display, but you
can also connect an external display device to the available
video port:
❖
An external monitor or projector via the RGB (monitor)
port.
Before connecting an external monitor or video projector,
configure your computer for the type of device you are
connecting. To do this, refer to the documentation for your
operating system and devices.
Connecting an external monitor or projector
You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your
computer if you need a larger screen. To do this:
1
Connect the monitor’s video cable to the RGB (monitor) port
on the left side of the computer.
2
Connect the device’s power cable to a live electrical
outlet.
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3
Turn on the external device.
4
Set the display mode by pressing Fn + F5, or by
configuring the Display Properties settings.
Directing the display output when you turn on the computer
Once you have connected an external display device, you can
choose to use the internal display only, the external device
only, or both simultaneously. The quickest way to change the
display output settings is to use the display hot key (Fn + F5):
1
Press Fn and F5 simultaneously.
2
While holding down Fn, press F5 repeatedly until the
setting you want takes effect. Briefly pause between
pressing the F5 key to allow time for the display to
change.
This hot key cycles through the settings in the following
order:
3
❖
Built-in display only
❖
Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously
❖
External monitor only
❖
Built-in display and TV
❖
TV only
Release the Fn key.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You can also change these settings using
the Display Properties Box.
Set the option for the video controller by clicking Start, then
Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, and then Display.
Choose the Settings tab, click the Advanced button, select
Display Device, select the applicable Monitor type, and click
Apply or OK.
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Adjusting the quality of the external display
To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or
other video display device), you may need to adjust the video
settings. See the video device documentation for additional
configuration steps.
TECHNICAL NOTE: To use one of the simultaneous modes,
you must set the resolution of the internal display panel to
match the resolution of the external display device. The
external display device must support a resolution of 800 X 600
or higher.
Using an external keyboard
If you prefer to use a full-size keyboard, you can attach one to
your computer. The computer’s USB ports support any USBcompatible keyboard.
Using a mouse
You may want to use a mouse instead of the computer’s builtin TouchPad. You can use a USB-compatible mouse.
NOTE
After logging on to your system, the mouse cursor may move
to the upper-right side of the screen. If this occurs, push the
Esc or Windows key to return it to its original position.
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Connecting a printer
NOTE
Your printer documentation may require you to install the
printer software before physically connecting the printer to
your computer. If you do not install the software as instructed
by the printer manufacturer, the printer may not function
correctly.
Read the documentation that came with your printer. Follow
the manufacturer’s instructions when connecting a local
printer.
You can connect a USB-compatible printer to your computer
through the USB ports. To determine if the printer is USBcompatible, check its documentation.
To make the connection, you need a suitable USB cable,
which may come with your printer. If a USB cable was not
included with your printer, you can purchase one from a
computer or electronics store.
If your printer supports Plug and Play, your computer will
automatically recognize the printer; the printer is then ready
for use. Refer to your printer documentation for further
instructions.
TECHNICAL NOTE: To determine if your printer supports Plug
and Play, check its documentation.
If your printer does not support Plug and Play, you must set
up the printer as described in “Setting up a printer” on
page 71.
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To connect a USB printer to your computer:
1
Connect the printer cable to the printer and then connect
the other end to one of the computer’s USB ports.
2
Plug the printer’s power cable into a live electrical outlet.
Setting up a printer
NOTE
Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to
your printer installation guide for instructions before
completing the following procedure.
If your printer does not support Plug and Play, follow these
steps to set it up for the first time. You only need to set up the
printer once.
1
2
Click Start, Printers and Faxes.
The Printers and Faxes window appears.
Click Add a printer.
The Add Printer Wizard appears.
Sample Add Printer Wizard
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your printer.
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Connecting an optional external diskette drive
Some operations, such as creating a password service
diskette, require a diskette drive designed for use with 3.5inch diskettes.
Sample optional external USB diskette drive
To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect
the cable to one of the computer’s USB ports.
Sample connecting an optional external USB diskette drive
Connecting external speakers or headphones
To attach an external stereo output device:
1
Locate the headphone jack on the front of the computer.
2
Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the
external audio device into the headphone jack. The
headphone jack requires a 3.5-mm, 16-ohm stereo jack.
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When the headphone is inserted, the internal speakers are
automatically disabled.
Before playing an audio CD, turn the volume down. Playing
the compact disc at maximum volume could damage your
ears. To turn the volume down, use the Volume Control switch
or access the Volume Control program (click Start, All
Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Volume Control).
Connecting a microphone
To record high-quality sounds, you can attach a microphone:
1
Locate the microphone jack on the front of the computer.
2
Plug the microphone cord into the jack.
3
Turn on the microphone.
For more information, see “Recording sounds” on page 137.
Caring for your computer
This section gives tips on cleaning and moving your
computer. For information about taking care of your
computer’s battery, see “Taking care of your battery” on
page 117.
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Cleaning the computer
Keep liquids, including cleaning fluid, out of the computer’s
keyboard, speaker grille, and other openings. Never spray
cleaner directly onto the computer. Never use harsh or caustic
chemical products to clean the computer.
To keep your computer clean, gently wipe the display panel
and exterior case with a lightly dampened cloth.
Moving the computer
Before moving your computer, even across the room, make
sure all disk activity has ended (the drive indicator light stops
glowing) and all external peripheral cables are disconnected.
Do not pick up the computer by its display panel or by the
back (where the ports are located). Doing so could damage the
system.
Using a computer lock
You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such
as your desk. The easiest way to do this is to purchase an
optional PORT-Noteworthy® computer lock cable. For more
information on purchasing a cable lock, visit
accessories.toshiba.com.
Sample PORT-Noteworthy® computer lock cable
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To secure the computer:
1
Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy
object.
Make sure there is no way for a potential thief to slip the
cable off the object.
2
Pass the locking end through the loop.
3
Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot
on your computer, then engage the locking device.
The computer is now securely locked.
Sample locking the computer
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Learning the Basics
This chapter gives some computing tips and provides
important information about basic features.
Computing tips
❖
Save your work frequently.
Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory
until you save it to the disk. If the network you are using
goes down and you must restart your computer to
reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you
are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.
See “Saving your work” on page 86 for further
information.
HINT: Some programs have an automatic save feature that can
be activated. This feature saves your file to the hard disk at
preset intervals. See your software documentation for details.
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Back up your files to disks (or other removable media) on
a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store
them in a safe place.
It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time.
However, if your hard disk suddenly fails, you will lose
all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
❖
Use Error-checking and Disk Defragmenter regularly to
conserve disk space and improve performance.
❖
Scan all new files for viruses.
❖
This precaution is especially important for files you
receive via diskette, email, or download from the
Internet. Take frequent breaks to avoid repetitive-motion
injuries and eyestrain.
❖
Do not turn off the computer if a drive indicator light
indicates a drive is active.
Turning off the computer while it is reading from or
writing to a disk may damage the disk, the drive, or both.
❖
Before turning off the computer, use the Turn off
computer command or Standby command. See
“Powering down the computer” on page 98 to learn more
about Standby.
NOTE
The Windows® XP operating system records information, such
as your desktop setup, during its shutdown procedure. If you
do not let the Windows® XP operating system shut down
normally, details such as new icon positions may be lost.
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Using the keyboard
Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control
keys, function keys, and special Windows® keys, providing all
the functionality of a full-size keyboard.
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
F11
F12
Sample keyboard
Character keys
Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a
typewriter, except that:
❖
The space bar creates a space character instead of just
passing over an area of the page.
❖
The lowercase letter l (el) and the number 1 are not
interchangeable.
❖
The uppercase letter O and the number 0 are not
interchangeable.
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Making your keyboard emulate a full-size keyboard
Although your computer’s keyboard layout is compatible
with a standard full-size keyboard, it has fewer keys.
A standard full-size keyboard has two Enter, Ctrl, and Alt keys;
editing keys; cursor positioning keys; and a numeric keypad.
Pressing the Fn key simultaneously in combination with one
of the specially marked keys allows you to emulate a full-size
keyboard.
Your computer’s keyboard has only one Enter and one Ctrl key.
Most of the time, this does not matter. However, some
programs assign separate functions to the right and left Ctrl
and Alt keys, or to the regular and numeric pad Enter keys on
the full-sized keyboard. Using the Fn key, you can simulate
these separate keys, as follows:
❖
Press Fn and Ctrl simultaneously to simulate the Ctrl key on
the right side of the enhanced keyboard.
❖
Press Fn and Enter simultaneously to simulate the Enter key
on the numeric pad of the enhanced keyboard.
Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys
Ctrl
Fn
Alt
Sample Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys
The Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys do different things depending on the
program you are using. For more information, see your
program documentation.
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Function keys
The function keys (not to be confused with the Fn key) are the
12 keys at the top of the keyboard.
Sample function keys
through F12 are called function keys because they execute
programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination
with the Fn key, function keys marked with icons execute
specific functions on the computer. For example, Fn+F9 turns
off the TouchPad. For more information, see “Fn-esse®” on
page 161, or “Hot Keys” on page 216.
F1
Windows special keys
Start key
Application key
Sample Windows special keys
Your computer’s keyboard has two keys that have special
functions in Windows:
❖
Start key—Opens the Start menu
❖
Application key—Has the same function as the
secondary mouse button
Overlay keys
The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of
them form the numeric and cursor overlay. This overlay lets
you enter numeric data or control the cursor as you would
using the 10-key keypad on a desktop computer’s keyboard.
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Sample numeric and cursor control overlay
Using the overlay to type numeric data
The keys with the numbers on their right front are the
numeric overlay keys.
To turn the numeric overlay on, press Fn and F11
simultaneously. The numeric mode light on the keyboard
indicator panel glows when the numeric overlay is on.
You can still use the overlay keys to type alphabetic
characters while the numeric overlay is on. To do so:
❖
For lowercase letters, hold down Fn while you type the
letters.
❖
For uppercase letters, hold down both Fn and Shift while
you type the letters.
To use the cursor control keys when the numeric overlay is
on:
❖
Press and hold down Shift while you use the cursor control
overlay keys.
❖
To return to the numeric overlay, release Shift.
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To disable the numeric overlay, hold down the Fn key and
press F11 again. The numeric mode light on the keyboard
indicator panel goes out.
Using the overlay for cursor control
The keys with the gray arrows and symbols on their left front
are the cursor control overlay keys.
To turn the cursor control overlay on, press Fn and F10
simultaneously. The cursor control mode light on the
keyboard indicator panel glows when the cursor control
overlay is on.
To type alphabetic characters while the overlay is on:
❖
For lowercase letters, hold down Fn while you type the
letters.
❖
For uppercase letters, hold down both Fn and Shift while
you type the letters.
To use the numeric overlay keys while the cursor control
overlay is on:
❖
Hold down Shift while you use the numeric overlay keys.
❖
To return to the cursor control overlay, release Shift.
To disable the cursor control overlay, hold down the Fn key
and press F10 again. The cursor control mode light on the
keyboard indicator panel goes out.
Starting a program
The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name
of the file that contains the information you want to work on.
To find the file, use My Computer or Windows® Explorer.
If you prefer to open the program first, you have four options.
You can:
❖
Double-click the icon for the program on your desktop
❖
Use the Start menu
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❖
Use Windows® Explorer or My Computer to locate the
program file
❖
Use the Run dialog box
The next three sections explain how to start a program from
the Start menu, Explorer and the Run dialog box.
Starting a program from the Start menu
When you install a program, the operating system usually
puts an icon in the All Programs menu. To start a program
that has an icon in the All Programs menu, follow these steps,
which use the Windows® WordPad program as an example:
1
Click Start, then point to All Programs.
The Windows® XP operating system displays the All
Programs menu, which lists programs and program
groups. If your program is listed, go to step 3, otherwise,
continue with step 2.
2
Point to the program group, in this example, Accessories.
The Accessories menu is displayed.
3
Click the program, in this example, WordPad.
WordPad opens.
To close the program, click the Close button in the
upper-right corner of the program’s window.
Starting a program from Windows® Explorer
If a program is not listed in the Programs menu, you can start
it from Windows® Explorer. Windows® Explorer gives you a
view of your computer’s contents as a hierarchy or “tree.”
You can easily see the content of each drive and folder on
your computer. To use this method, you should know the file
name and location of the program’s executable file (this file
ends with .exe).
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This example opens WordPad using its file name,
wordpad.exe.
1
Click Start, then point to All Programs.
2
Click Accessories.
3
Click Windows Explorer.
4
Click My Computer to expand the window.
5
In the left part of the window, click the line that ends in
“(C:).”
6
In the left part of the window, under the C: icon, doubleclick the folder containing the program, in this case
Program Files.
Windows® Explorer shows the contents of the Program
Files folder on the right side of the window. The left side
of the window shows all the folders contained within the
Program Files folder.
7
In the left part of the window, click Windows NT.
8
Click Accessories.
Windows® Explorer shows the contents of the
Accessories folder on the right side of the window.
9
In the right part of the window, double-click WordPad.
The operating system opens WordPad.
To close the program, click the Close button in the
upper-right corner of the program’s window.
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Starting a program from the Run dialog box
This example uses the Run command to start WordPad:
1
Click Start, then click Run.
The Run dialog box appears.
Sample Run dialog box
2
In the Run dialog box:
❖
If you know the program’s location, type the
command line. For a program in the Windows®
folder, type just the program name. Otherwise, type
the full file path. For example, to access WordPad,
type: c:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\Wordpad.exe,
then click OK.
❖
If you do not know the location, you can search for it
by clicking Start, then Search, and then following
the on-screen instructions.
HINT: To run the same program again, click the arrow to the
right of the text box and select the command line from the
drop-down list.
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Saving your work
Before you turn off the computer, save your work on the hard
disk drive or diskette/CD. This is one of the most important
rules of computing.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Save your data even when you are using
the Standby command, in case the main battery discharges
before you return to work.
Saving documents is quick and easy, so it is a good idea to get
in the habit of saving frequently.
Many programs offer a feature that saves documents at
regular intervals. Check your program’s documentation to see
if it has an automatic save feature.
Saving files
1
On the File menu of your Windows® program, click Save.
If you are working with a document that already has a file
name, this is all you need to do. If you created a new
document, your program displays a Save As dialog box.
Use this dialog box to specify where to store the
document and to give it a file name.
Sample Save As dialog box
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2
Choose the drive and folder where you want your file to
be stored.
3
Type a file name, then click Save.
HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently
working with, choose Save As from the File menu and give the
new file a different name.
The Windows® XP operating system supports file names
of up to 255 characters; the names can include spaces.
Some applications still require file names limited to eight
characters.
File names
The Windows XP operating system supports long file names
which can contain up to 255 characters and can include
spaces. Some applications do not support long file names and
require file names limited to no more than eight characters.
You may use all the letters and numbers on the keyboard plus
these characters: _ ^ $ ~ ! # % & { } ( ) @ and ’. File names
are not case-sensitive.
Using a file extension
Most programs assign an extension to the file name that
identifies the file as being created in the program with a
particular format. For example, Microsoft® Word saves files
with a .doc extension. Any file name with an extension of
“.doc” is assumed to be a Microsoft Word file. Creating your
own extension is usually unwise, since the program is
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unlikely to recognize a strange extension and may refuse to
handle your file correctly.
TECHNICAL NOTE: By default, the Windows® XP operating
system does not show file extensions. For information on
showing or hiding file extensions, see your Windows® XP
online help.
Printing your work
Ensure the operating system is set up for your printer as
described in “Setting up a printer” on page 71.
HINT: You only need to set up the printer the first time you
connect it. If you use more than one printer or are changing
printers, you will need to set up the Windows® XP operating
system to run with the additional printer(s).
To print a file:
1
If your printer is not on, turn it on now.
2
Open the File menu of your Windows® program and click
Print.
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The program displays a Print dialog box.
Sample Print dialog box
3
Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of
pages and number of copies to print.
4
Click Print.
Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive
Optical storage has become the preferred medium for
software, music, and video. Digital versatile discs (DVDs)
provide a significant increase in data storage and support
features that are not available on any other video platform.
These features include wide-screen movies, multiple
language tracks, digital surround sound, multiple camera
angles, and interactive menus.
For these reasons, your computer may come with a DVDROM drive or multi-function drive.
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TECHNICAL NOTE: Your DVD-ROM or multi-function drive is
set to play region 1 (North America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a
DVD disc from another region, the drive will automatically
change to play in the format of the other region. The drive will
allow you to change regions four times. On the fourth change,
the region will be “locked in.” That is, the drive will only play
DVDs from that last region. Note that changing from region 1
to region 2 and back to region 1 is counted as two changes.
NOTE
For optimum DVD performance, it is recommended that you
play DVDs while running the computer on AC power.
Drive components and control buttons
The DVD-ROM or multi-function drive is located on the right
side of the computer. The Media control buttons are located
along the right side of the keyboard and can be accessed
when the display panel is open.
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive components
Your DVD-ROM or multi-function drive may look like this:
Drive in-use indicator light
Eject button
Manual eject hole
Sample DVD-ROM drive
Drive in-use indicator light—Indicates when the drive is in
use.
Eject button—Press to release the disc tray.
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Do not press the eject button or turn off the computer while the
Drive in-use indicator light is glowing. Doing so could
damage the disc or the drive.
When the disc tray is open, be careful not to touch the lens or
the area around it. Doing so could cause the drive to
malfunction.
Manual eject hole—Use if you need to release the disc tray
when the power is off. Use a straightened paper clip or other
narrow object to press the manual eject button located inside
the hole.
Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil
lead can break off inside the computer and damage it.
Media Control Buttons
The Media control buttons (available on some models) on the
right side of the keyboard let you play audio CDs when the
computer is off. You can also use them to play CDs and
DVDs when the computer is on.
Power button
Internet Explorer button*
CD/DVD*
Play/Pause*
Stop*
Next track*
Previous track*
*Available on certain models.
Sample Media Control Buttons
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The following media control buttons are used for CD or DVD
operation:
❖
The previous track button returns to the preceding track
on the disc.
❖
The next track button skips to the following track on the
disc.
❖
The play/pause button starts playing the disc or makes it
pause if currently playing.
❖
The stop/eject button stops a disc that is currently
playing.
You can eject a disc by pressing the stop/eject button
twice. Use this method to eject a disc when the computer
is turned off and the sound subsystem is turned on.
The following media control buttons are used to launch
media-related applications:
❖
The CD/DVD button launches the Windows Media®
Player program.
❖
The Internet Explorer button launches the Internet
Explorer program.
Inserting a compact disc
To insert a compact disc into the drive:
1
Make sure the computer is turned on.
2
Make sure the in-use indicator light is off.
3
Press the drive’s eject button.
The disc tray slides partially out of the drive (about 1
inch).
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Sample drive tray fully extended
HINT: The drive will not open if the computer’s power is off.
4
Grasp the tray and pull it fully open.
5
Hold the disc by its edges and check that it is free of dust.
If the disc is dusty, clean it as described in “Caring for
CD or DVD Discs” on page 95.
6
Place the disc carefully in the disc tray, label side up.
Sample positioning the disc in the drive
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Gently press the disc onto the center spindle until you
feel it click into place.
Handle DVDs and CDs carefully, making contact only with the
center hole and edge. Do not touch the surface of the disc. Do
not stack discs. If you incorrectly handle the discs, you could
lose data.
8
Make sure the disc is completely on the spindle and is
lying flat on the tray.
If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this
happens, contact Toshiba support for assistance.
9
Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of
the tray until it clicks into place.
You are ready to use the disc.
Removing a disc with the computer on
To remove a compact disc (CD or DVD) with the computer
turned on:
1
Press the eject button on the drive.
Do not press the eject button while the in-use indicator light is
glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or the drive.
Also, if the disc is still spinning when you open the disc tray,
wait for it to stop spinning before you remove it.
2
Pull the tray until it is fully open, remove the disc, and
place it in its protective cover.
3
Gently push the tray in to close it.
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Removing a disc with the computer off
1
Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip,
into the manual eject hole.
The disc tray slides partially out of the drive (about 1
inch).
Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil
lead can break off inside the computer and damage it.
2
Gently pull the tray out until it is fully open, remove the
disc, and place it in its protective cover.
3
Gently push the tray in to close it.
Caring for CD or DVD Discs
❖
Store your discs in their original containers to protect
them from scratches and keep them clean.
❖
Do not bend a disc or place heavy objects on top of it.
❖
Do not apply a label to or otherwise mar the surface of a
disc.
❖
Hold a disc by its outside edge. Fingerprints on the
surface can prevent the DVD-ROM drive or multifunction drive from reading the data properly.
❖
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or extreme heat or
cold.
❖
To clean a disc that is dirty, wipe it with a clean, dry
cloth. The most efficient method to clean it is to start
from the center of the disc and wipe toward the outward
edge (not in a circle). If necessary, moisten the cloth with
water or a neutral cleaner (not benzine or rubbing
alcohol). Let the disc dry completely before inserting it in
the drive.
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Using PC Cards
TECHNICAL NOTE: For PCMCIA-compatible PC Cards, check
the package to make sure they conform to the PCMCIA 2.1
standard (or later). Other cards may work with your computer,
but are likely to be much more difficult to set up and use.
For information on inserting or removing a PC Card, see
“Inserting and removing PC Cards” on page 140.
Hot swapping
With PC Cards, you can replace one PC Card with another
while the computer is on. This is called “hot swapping.”
Hot swapping precautions
Although you can insert a PC Card at any time, remember not
to remove a card while it is in use. Otherwise, you could lose
valuable information. For example:
❖
Do not remove a hard disk card while the system is
accessing it.
❖
Do not remove a network card while you are connected to
a network.
❖
Do not remove a SCSI card while any of the SCSI
devices connected to it are operating.
Before removing a PC Card, stop it by clicking the Safely
Remove Hardware icon on the System tray, then clicking to
select the PC Card device. After the PC Card is stopped, it is
safe to remove.
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Using your computer at the office
By connecting an external monitor, external full-size
keyboard, and a mouse, you can work with your notebook as
if it were a standard office computer.
An external monitor or projector connects to the RGB
(monitor) port.
Any USB device can connect to the USB ports.
Backing up your work
Back up all the files you create in case something happens to
your computer. You can back up your files to different types
of media such as CDs, DVDs, diskettes, or to a network, if
available.
To back up several files at one time, use the Microsoft®
Windows® backup program preinstalled on the computer’s
hard disk. For more information, see “Backing up your data
to CDs with Windows XP” on page 208.
HINT: Backing up all the files on your hard disk may take a
considerable amount of time and multiple CDs/DVDs. You
may prefer to use a high-capacity backup system, such as an
external hard drive.
Small files can be backed up on diskettes if an optional
external diskette drive is available.
Restoring your work
To restore information from your backup media to your hard
disk, use the Restore page in the backup program. Look in the
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online Help or your operating system documentation for
information on restoring files.
TECHNICAL NOTE: When restoring files, the backup program
prompts you if you try to overwrite a file that already exists on
the hard disk. Make sure the backup version is the one you
want before overwriting the existing file.
Powering down the computer
Pushing the power button before shutting down the Windows
operating system could cause you to lose your work. Make
sure the system indicator panel’s disk light and the drive-in
use light are off. If you turn off the power while a disk is being
accessed, you may lose data or damage the disk and/or drive.
When you power down the computer, you have three options
to choose from: Turn Off (or Shut Down) Computer, Standby,
and Hibernation.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Before using any of these options to power
down your computer, save your files and make sure the disk
activity lights are off.
If you change your mind and decide to continue working after
all, wait a few seconds before turning the computer on again.
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Using Turn Off Computer or Shut Down
For the Windows XP Home operating system, follow these
steps to shut down the computer:
1
Click Start, select Turn off computer.
The Turn off computer dialog box appears.
Sample Turn off computer Windows dialog box
2
Click Turn Off.
The computer shuts down completely.
For the Windows XP Professional operating system, follow
these steps to shut down the computer:
1
Click the Start button, then Shut down.
The Shut Down Windows dialog box appears.
2
Select Shut down from the drop-down list.
3
Click OK.
The computer shuts down completely.
NOTE
Holding the Shift key while the Turn Off computer Windows
dialog box is open, changes the Stand By button to hibernate.
For more information about setting up hibernation, refer to
“Using Hibernation” on page 101.
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Shutting down more quickly
You can shut down the computer by pressing the power
button.
To use either of these methods, you first need to turn it on in
Toshiba’s Power Saver utility.
1
Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
4
Select the options you want from the drop-down lists.
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Shutdown to have the computer
shut down when you press the power button.
5
Click Apply.
6
Click OK.
Sample system power mode settings
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For more information about the Power Saver utility, see
“Optimize” on page 148.
Starting again after Shut down
To start the computer up again, press the power button until
the on/off light changes to blue.
If you shut down the computer by closing the display panel,
you can start it again by opening the display panel.
Using Hibernation
Hibernation mode shuts the computer down completely, but it
first saves the current mode of the computer to the hard disk.
Since Hibernation mode does not require power to maintain
the saved information, the system settings are retained
indefinitely. Restoring information from the hard disk takes
longer than restoring it from memory. When you start up
again, the computer runs a self-test, loads the operating
system, and then returns to the mode in which you left it.
Factors to consider when choosing Hibernation:
❖
While in Hibernation mode, the computer uses no battery
power.
❖
Because the mode of the system is held on the hard disk,
no data is lost if the main battery discharges.
❖
When starting up again, Hibernation uses less time and
battery power than does Turn off computer.
❖
Restarting from Hibernation uses a little more time and
battery power to start up than restarting from Standby,
because information is being retrieved from the hard disk
rather than from memory.
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When starting up again, the computer returns to the mode
in which you left it, including all open programs and files
you were using.
Configuring your computer for Hibernation
1
Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
4
Select Hibernation for the options you want.
❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Hibernate so that the computer
will go into Hibernation mode when you press the
power button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to Hibernate so that the computer
will go into Hibernation mode when you close the
display panel.
5
Click Apply.
6
Click OK.
The computer is now set to automatically go into
Hibernation when your option settings occur.
NOTE
For more information about the Power Saver utility, see
“Optimize” on page 148.
Once the computer is configured, put the computer into
Hibernation mode by either pressing the power button or
closing the display panel, depending on the hibernation
options taken.
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Starting again from Hibernation mode
To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the
power button until the on/off light turns blue. The computer
returns to the screen you were using.
If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the
display panel, you can start it again by opening the display
panel.
Using Standby
The Standby command puts the computer into a powersaving mode. Standby holds the current mode of the
computer in memory so that, when you restart the computer,
you can continue working from where you left off.
Factors to consider when choosing Standby:
❖
While in Standby mode, the computer uses some battery
power. A fully charged main battery will last up to eight
hours in Standby mode.
❖
Restarting from Standby uses less time and battery power
than restarting from Turn off computer or Hibernation.
❖
When starting up again, the computer returns to the mode
in which you left it, including all open programs and files
you were using.
If you power down using the Standby command and the main
battery discharges fully, your unsaved information will be lost.
Be sure to save your work first.
To power down the computer using the Standby command,
click Start, Turn off computer, and select Stand By.
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Powering down the computer
Sample Turn off computer Windows® dialog box
NOTE
If you hold down the Shift key, Stand By becomes Hibernate in
the Turn off computer dialog box. To enter hibernation mode,
you must hold down the Shift key while you select Hibernate.
The computer saves the status of all open programs and files,
turns off the display, and goes into a low-power mode. The
on/off light blinks amber indicating the machine is in Standby
mode.
Going into Standby mode more quickly
You can put the computer into Standby mode by either
pressing the power button or closing the display panel. You
can also specify an amount of time after which the computer
automatically goes into Standby mode.
To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in
Toshiba’s Power Saver utility.
1
Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon.
3
Click the Setup Action tab.
4
Select Standby for the options you want.
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❖
When I press the power button
Set this option to Standby to put the computer into
Standby mode when you press the power button.
❖
When I close the lid
Set this option to Standby to put the computer into
Standby mode when you close the display panel.
5
Click Apply.
6
Click OK.
NOTE
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For more information about the Power Saver utility, see
“Optimize” on page 148.
Starting again from Standby mode
To start up the computer from Standby mode, press the power
button until the on/off light changes to blue. The computer
returns to the screen you were using.
If you put the computer in Standby mode by closing the
display panel, you can start it again by opening the display
panel.
Toshiba’s online resources
Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can
connect. These sites provide information about Toshiba
products, give help with technical questions and keep you up
to date with future upgrades. For more information, see
“Contacting Toshiba” on page 213.
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Mobile Computing
This chapter covers all aspects of using your computer while
traveling.
Toshiba’s energy-saver design
Your computer enters a low-power standby mode when it is
not being used, thereby conserving energy and saving money
in the process. It has a number of other features that enhance
its energy efficiency.
Many of these energy-saving features have been set by
Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active,
allowing your computer to operate at its maximum energy
efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods while
traveling.
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Running the computer on battery power
The computer contains a removable Lithium-Ion (Li-ion)
battery pack that provides power when you are away from an
AC outlet. This is the main battery. You can recharge it many
times.
Battery Notice
Battery life may vary considerably from specifications
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. See “Detailed Specs” for
specific battery measurement test. Recharge time varies
depending on usage. Battery may not charge while computer
is consuming full power.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to
perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced.
This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery
pack, see the accessories information that shipped with your
computer or visit the Toshiba web site at
www.accessories.toshiba.com.
To ensure that the battery maintains its maximum capacity,
operate the computer on battery power at least once a month
until the battery is fully discharged. Please see “Maximizing
battery life” on page 118 for procedures. If the computer is
continuously operated on AC power, either through an AC
adapter or docking station (if applicable to your system) for
an extended period (more than a month), the battery may fail
to retain a charge. This may shorten the life of the battery, and
the battery light may not indicate a low-battery condition.
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Charging the batteries
For optimum DVD performance, it is recommended that you
play DVDs while running the computer on AC power. In
addition, your computer’s Power Saver utility can be used to
select a power level setting for DVD playback.
Charging the batteries
NOTE
Battery charge time may vary depending on the applications,
power management settings, and features used.
The battery needs to be charged before you can use it to
power the computer.
Never leave batteries in the battery charger for more than a
week at a time. Doing so may reduce the potential charge of
the battery.
Use only battery chargers designed to work with your
notebook computer. You can order a Toshiba battery charger
from Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
Charging the main battery
To charge the battery, plug the computer into a live wall
outlet. It takes several hours to charge the battery with the
computer off. It takes much longer to charge the battery while
the computer is on.
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TECHNICAL NOTE: When your computer is using all of the
power provided by the AC Adapter to run applications,
features, and devices, the recharging of the battery cannot
occur. Your computer’s Power Saver utility can be used to
select a power level setting that reduces the power required for
system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
The battery may not start charging immediately if:
❖
The battery is extremely hot or cold.
To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait
until it reaches room temperature (50 to 80 degrees
Fahrenheit, 10 to 26 degrees Celsius).
❖
The battery is almost completely discharged.
Leave the power connected, and the battery should begin
charging after a few minutes.
HINT: Once the battery is fully charged, we recommend that
you operate your computer on battery power until the battery
discharges completely. Doing this extends battery life and
helps ensure accurate monitoring of battery capacity.
Charging the RTC battery
Your computer has an internal real-time clock (RTC) battery.
The RTC battery powers the System Time Clock and BIOS
memory used to store your computer’s configuration settings.
When fully charged, it maintains this information for up to a
month when the computer is powered off.
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Monitoring battery power
The RTC battery may have become completely discharged
while your computer was shipped, resulting in the following
error message during startup:
BAD RTC BATTERY
BAD CHECKSUM (CMOS)
CHECK SYSTEM
NOTE
The above error message may vary by computer model.
The RTC battery does not charge while the computer is turned
off even when the AC adapter is charging the computer.
If the RTC battery is low, the real-time clock and calendar
may display the incorrect time and date, or stop working.
NOTE
It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it
charges while the computer is on. If the RTC battery is low, the
real-time clock and calendar may display the incorrect time
and date or stop working.
When Hibernation mode is enabled and the RTC battery is
completely discharged, a warning prompts you to reset the
real-time clock.
The computer can be used while the RTC battery is being
charged, although the charging status of the RTC battery
cannot be monitored.
Monitoring battery power
The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication of
the main battery’s current charge:
❖
Blue indicates the AC adapter has fully charged the
battery.
❖
Amber indicates the AC adapter is charging the battery.
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NOTE
❖
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Off indicates that the battery is not being charged.
Battery life and charge time may vary, depending upon power
management settings, applications and features used.
Flashing amber indicates that the computer is using
battery power, and the battery’s charge is running low.
HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( ), the on/
off light ( ), and the power button light (near the top right
corner of the keyboard).
When the on/off light and power button light flash amber, it
indicates that the system is suspended (using Windows® XP
Standby command).
power button
light
battery light
on/off light
Sample power and battery light locations
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Monitoring battery power
Displaying remaining battery power
You can monitor the battery’s remaining charge. The
computer calculates the remaining battery charge as it
operates, based on your current rate of power use.
To show remaining power:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and
Maintenance, and then Toshiba Power Saver.
The Toshiba Power Saver Properties dialog box appears.
Sample Toshiba Power Saver Properties Dialog Box
The remaining battery charge is indicated on the top-left side
of the dialog box.
With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s
capacity gradually decreases. A frequently used older battery
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will not power the computer for as long as a new battery, even
when both are fully charged.
HINT: Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer
before trying to monitor the remaining battery power. The
computer needs this time to check the battery’s remaining
capacity and perform its calculations.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The computer drains battery power more
quickly at low temperatures. Check your remaining charge
frequently if you are working in temperatures below 50 degrees
Fahrenheit.
The Windows® operating system has additional power
management options that can be accessed through an icon in
the Control Panel. For more information, see “TOSHIBA
Power Saver” on page 153.
What to do when the battery alarm sounds
Your computer can be configured to warn you of a low
battery charge condition, so you can take the necessary steps
to save your work.
Your Toshiba computer system offers two alarms before your
system shuts down.
To change the default alarm settings:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and
Maintenance, and then Toshiba Power Saver.
2
Click the Setup Action tab.
3
Select the Alarm settings in the Setup Alarm section.
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Changing batteries
Before your computer runs out of battery power, save your
data and take one of the following actions:
❖
Suspend or shut down your computer.
❖
Shut down your computer and replace the main battery
with a charged one.
❖
Connect your computer to an AC power source.
Changing batteries
Never short circuit the battery pack by either accidentally or
intentionally bringing the battery terminals in contact with
another conductive object. This could cause serious injury or
fire, and could also damage the battery pack.
Never expose a battery pack to abnormal shock, vibration or
pressure. The battery pack’s internal protective device could
fail, causing it to overheat or ignite, resulting in caustic liquid
leakage, or explosion or fire, possibly resulting in death or
serious injury.
When your main battery has run out of power, you have two
options: plug in the AC adapter or install a fresh main battery.
TECHNICAL NOTE: To avoid losing any data, save your files
and then either completely shut down your computer, or put it
into Hibernation mode before changing the main battery.
To change the battery:
1
Save your work.
2
Shut down and turn off the computer.
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3
Remove all cables connected to the computer.
4
Turn the computer over.
5
If the battery release lock is in the locked position, slide it
toward the unlocked position.
Sample battery release lock
6
Press the battery release latch to release the battery.
7
Pull the discharged battery out from the back of the
computer.
Sample removing the discharged battery
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If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective
gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately. Always dispose
of used battery packs in compliance with all applicable laws
and regulations. Put insulating tape, such as cellophane tape,
on the electrode during transportation to avoid a possible
short circuit, fire or electric shock. Failure to do so could
possibly result in serious injury.
8
Wipe the terminals of the charged battery with a clean
cloth to ensure a good connection.
9
Insert the charged battery into the slot until the latch
clicks.
The battery pack has been designed so that you cannot install
it with reverse polarity.
If the battery does not slide into the slot easily, move the
battery release lock to the unlocked position and try again. Do
not force the battery into position.
10 Reset the battery release lock to the locked position.
11 Turn the computer right side up.
12 Reconnect any cables.
13 Restart the computer.
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Taking care of your battery
The following sections offer tips on how to take care of your
battery and prolong its life.
Safety precautions
❖
If the battery pack produces an odor, overheats, or
changes color or shape while it is being used or charged,
turn off the computer’s power immediately and
disconnect the power cord/cable from the power socket.
Carefully remove the battery pack from the computer.
❖
Do not try to disassemble a battery pack.
❖
Do not overcharge or reverse charge a battery.
Overcharging will shorten its life, and reverse charging
could damage it.
❖
Avoid touching the metal terminals of the battery with
another metal object. Short-circuiting the battery can
cause it to overheat and may cause damage to the battery
or the computer.
❖
Do not incinerate a spent battery, as this could cause it to
explode and release toxic materials.
❖
If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately.
Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery.
❖
To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that
you can purchase through the Toshiba Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com.
❖
A reverse polarity condition should be avoided with all
batteries. The main battery is designed so that it cannot
be installed in reverse polarity.
❖
Charge the battery only in the computer or in a battery
charger designated as an approved option.
❖
When you install the battery pack, you should hear a
click when it is seated properly.
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Do not expose the battery pack to fire. The battery pack
could explode.
Maximizing 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 adapter and turn on the
computer’s power. If it does not turn on, go to step 4.
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 light flashes or
there is some other warning to indicate a low battery,
go to step 4.
4
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and the
power cord/cable to a power outlet. The DC-IN or
AC power-light should glow blue, and the battery
light should glow amber to indicate that the battery
pack is being charged. If the DC-IN or AC powerlight indicator does not glow, power is not being
supplied. Check the connections for the AC adapter
and power cord/cable.
5
Charge the battery pack until the battery light 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.
❖
Disconnect the AC adapter when the battery is fully
charged. Overcharging makes the battery hot and
shortens its life.
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❖
If you are not going to use the computer for more than
eight hours, disconnect the AC adapter.
❖
Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct
sunlight.
Disposing of used batteries
The life of a battery pack depends on usage. When the battery
pack needs replacing, the main battery light flashes amber
shortly after you have fully recharged the battery.
You must discard a battery if it becomes damaged.
Never attempt to dispose of a battery pack by burning or by
throwing it into a fire, and never allow exposure to a heating
apparatus (e.g., microwave oven). Heat can cause a battery
pack to explode and possibly cause serious injury.
Always dispose of used battery packs in compliance with all
applicable laws and regulations. Put insulating tape, such as
cellophane tape, on the electrode during transportation to
avoid a possible short circuit, fire or electric shock. Failure to
do so could possibly result in serious injury.
Always use the battery pack supplied as an accessory or an
equivalent battery pack specified in the User’s Manual. Other
battery packs have different voltage and terminal polarities.
Use of non-conforming battery packs could generate smoke or
cause fire or rupture, possibly resulting in serious injury.
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 regulations, it may be illegal to
dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.
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Conserving power
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. If
you cannot find the information you need elsewhere, call
Toshiba at: (800) 457-7777.
Conserving power
How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are
using the computer depends on a number of factors, such as:
❖
How the computer is configured.
❖
How much you use the hard disk, DVD-ROM or multifunction drive, diskette drives, or other optional devices.
❖
Where you are working, since operating time decreases at
low temperatures.
There are various ways in which you can conserve power and
extend the operating time of your battery:
❖
Enable Standby or Hibernation, which saves power when
you turn off the computer and turn it back on again.
❖
Use Toshiba’s power-saving options.
These power-saving options control the way in which the
computer is configured. By using them, you can greatly
increase the length of time you can use the computer before
you need to recharge the battery.
Toshiba has combined these options into preset power
profiles. Using one of these profiles lets you choose between
maximum power savings and peak system performance. You
may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own
needs.
The following sections describe how to choose a power
profile and discuss each power-saving option.
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Power profiles
You can choose a predefined power profile or select your own
combination of power management options. To do this:
1
Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon.
3
Select an appropriate profile for your work environment,
or create your own custom profile.
4
For more information, see “Optimize” on page 148.
Using a hot key to set the power profile
You may use a hot key to set the power profile.
To set the power profile:
1
Press Fn and F2 simultaneously to display the power profile
pop-up window.
Sample Power Profile mode pop-up window
2
While continuing to press Fn, press F2 until you select the
desired power profile.
The power profile options are: Full Power, High Power,
Normal, DVD Playback, Presentation, and Long Life.
3
Release the Fn key.
The pop-up window disappears. You are now in the selected
mode.
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Additional options for power
For more information on setting the battery power profile, see
“Optimize” on page 148.
Additional options for power
Depending on the amount of time you spend away from
external power sources, the capacity of one battery pack may
be sufficient for your needs. However, if you need more
portable power, Toshiba provides these options:
❖
Purchase extra battery packs.
❖
Purchase a battery charger that charges one main battery
pack and one secondary battery pack at a time.
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Exploring Your
Computer’s Features
In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features
of your notebook computer.
Exploring the desktop
The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in
the Windows® XP operating system. You use its features to
start programs, find documents, set up system components,
and perform most other computing tasks.
HINT: The illustrated examples in this guide may appear
slightly different from the screens displayed by your system.
The differences are not significant and do not indicate any
change in the functionality of your system.
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Exploring the desktop
Finding your way around the desktop
Your computer’s desktop includes several standard features:
icons, Start button, taskbar, system tray, and background
pattern.
Icons
Start button
Taskbar
System tray
Sample Windows® XP operating system desktop
Icons
An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be
quickly activated by double-clicking the icon.
You can create a new desktop icon for any folder, file, or
program by dragging the element’s icon from its location in a
window to the desktop area.
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The icons initially displayed on your system desktop include:
Recycle Bin — Holds files you have deleted. You may be
able to retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a file from a diskette, it does
not go into the Recycle Bin. For more information on the
Recycle Bin, see Windows online Help.
Internet Explorer — The Microsoft® browser that provides
access to the Internet.
NOTE
If you place the cursor over an icon, a popup description of the
file contents appears.
Your desktop may contain other icons depending on your
configuration. See Windows® XP online help for more
specific information on each icon and how to use it.
Start button
You use the Start button to:
❖
Start programs
❖
Access Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system
update information
❖
Open documents
❖
Adjust system settings
❖
Find files
❖
Access Windows® Help
❖
Run programs
❖
Suspend system activity and shut down the computer
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Setting up for communications
Taskbar
Each time you open a program, a button associated with that
program appears on the taskbar. With some programs, a
button appears on the taskbar for each document or window
you open. You can use these buttons to quickly switch
between the programs or windows.
To make a program or window the currently active one, click
the associated taskbar button.
System tray
The System tray displays icons of tasks or programs that run
continuously in the background. To learn more about each
task, position the cursor over the icon for a few moments and
a short description of the task appears.
Typical tasks in the System tray are Current time, Power
usage mode, Mouse properties, and speaker volume.
To activate a specific task, double-click the appropriate
System tray icon.
Setting up for communications
To connect to the Internet, use an online service, or
communicate across the telephone lines with another
computer, you need:
❖
A modem (one comes with your computer)
❖
A telephone line
❖
A browser or communications program
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An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if
you plan to use the Internet
There are many other ways to connect to the Internet in
addition to those discussed in this section.
For troubleshooting information related to this topic, see
“Modem problems” on page 198 and “Wireless device
problems” on page 199.
Determining the COM port
Your modem is connected to one of the computer’s COM
(communications) ports. The default setting for the modem is
COM3.
The following procedure is intended to support you if you
need to either upgrade your modem or reset the port to the
default settings.
If you are having trouble connecting through the modem, you
may need to determine the current COM port name and
possibly change it.
To find out which port your modem is connected to:
1
Open the Start menu, and click Control Panel.
2
Click Printers and Other Hardware.
3
Click Phone and Modem Options.
The Phone and Modem Options Properties dialog box
displays.
4
Fill in the Local Information text boxes and click OK.
5
Click the Modems tab.
Your modem should be listed next to one of the computer’s
COM ports.
6
Make a note of the COM port number.
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To verify that the modem is set up properly, select the
modem you wish to check, and then click Properties to
bring up the dialog box with information specific to that
modem.
Windows XP communicates with the modem and
displays identifying information reported by the modem.
If Windows XP cannot communicate with the modem, it
displays an error message. Consult the troubleshooting
sections of your modem and Windows XP
documentation.
8
Click OK to close the properties dialog box for that
specific modem.
9
Click OK to close the Modem Properties dialog box.
10 Close the Control Panel.
Connecting the modem to a telephone line
Before you can use the modem, you must connect it to a
standard voice-grade telephone line. For more information,
see “Connecting to a phone line” on page 144.
Connecting your computer to a network
You can connect your computer to a network to increase its
capabilities and functionality using one of its communication
ports.
Accessing a network
To access a network:
❖
At the office, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 jack
on your computer. For specific information about
connecting to the network, consult your network
administrator.
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While you are at home or traveling, you need a dial-up
connection. Ask your network administrator for the
telephone number of the network.
Setting up the connection
To set up an office connection, consult your network
administrator for network settings and additional
considerations.
To set up a dial-up connection, use the New Connection
Wizard:
1
Click Start and point to All Programs.
2
Point to Accessories, then to Communications, and
click New Connection Wizard.
3
Enter the phone number of your network connection and
let the program dial the number.
The computer connects to the network.
Using the Ethernet LAN Port
When your computer starts, Windows attempts to contact a
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. If the
computer is not connected to a network, it may pause a few
minutes as it waits for a reply. To avoid this delay, you can
reconfigure Windows to disable the LAN port.
To disable the LAN port:
1
Click Start, click Control Panel, then Performance and
Maintenance.
2
Click the System icon, then click the Hardware tab, and
then click the Device Manager button.
3
Select the appropriate network adapter.
4
Click Actions.
5
Select the Properties icon.
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6
Select the Do not use this device (disable) option from
the Device usage drop-down.
7
Click OK.
Your LAN port is now disabled.
To enable the Ethernet LAN port, repeat steps one through
four. Select the Use this device (enable) check box, and click
OK.
Using Wireless LAN Connectivity
NOTE
Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to
purchase additional software, external hardware or services.
Availability of public wireless LAN access points may be
limited.
Your system may come with an optional wireless LAN
module. This is a technology that expands wireless
communication beyond networking equipment, and can
connect many different kinds of electronic devices without
the need for cables.
For information on how to set up a wireless connection, refer
to your wireless networking device documentation or your
network administrator.
To use your wireless communication, slide the wireless on/off
switch to the On position.
For help with common Wi-Fi networking problems, see
“Wireless device problems” on page 199.
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An overview of using the Internet
The following sections give a quick introduction to the
Internet and some of its exciting features, under these
headings:
❖
The Internet
❖
The World Wide Web
❖
Internet Service Providers
❖
Connecting to the Internet
❖
Surfing the Internet
❖
Internet features
❖
Uploading and downloading files from the Internet
The Internet
The Internet is an association of thousands of networks and
millions of computers around the world connected by
communications lines. They all work together to share
information.
The World Wide Web
The World Wide Web (or “Web”) is a subset of the Internet
— a collection of interlinked documents (located on
computers connected to the Internet) that work together using
a specific Internet protocol called Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP).
The World Wide Web offers information as text, images,
audio, or video to be referenced from anywhere in the world.
Special programs called Web browsers are specifically
designed to work with HTTP. They make it easier to connect
to a particular network address and send and receive
information.
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Internet Service Providers
To connect a computer directly to the Internet, many people
and businesses use an Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP
is a company that has the equipment and the
telecommunication lines necessary to maintain an Internet
connection.
You can connect to the Internet by using a telephone and
modem or through other higher-speed communication
methods such as Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL), cable, and
satellite links.
Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you need:
❖
A modem and telephone line, or a LAN connection
❖
A Web browser
❖
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) account
The Microsoft® Web browser Internet Explorer is
automatically configured on your system so that when you
first start it, it guides you through signing up for a new ISP
account, or assists you in setting up your computer to work
with your existing ISP.
Once you have established an ISP account, you can connect
to the Internet.
1
Connect your computer’s modem to a telephone line.
For more information on connecting a modem, see
“Connecting your modem to a telephone line” on page 144.
2
Start your Web browser. Have your modem dial the ISP’s
telephone number, and establish a connection with the
ISP’s computer.
If your system is equipped with the optional System
Control buttons, you can activate the Internet Explorer
web browser by pressing the Internet Explorer button.
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For more information, see “Media Control Buttons” on
page 91.
If you are using your computer at the office, then you
probably connect to the Internet through your company’s
network. See your network administrator about connecting to
the Internet.
Surfing the Internet
Once connected to the Internet, the Web browser displays a
home page, for example, your ISP’s home page on the
Internet or your company’s Web site home page.
To visit a desired Web site, type in the Web address. The Web
address, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), is a unique
identifier for that computer system linked to the Internet. Web
addresses can also appear within a Web page’s text, and are
known as links. Clicking a link automatically transfers your
Web browser to that site.
You can also use a Search Engine, a Web site specifically
designed to help you look for information.
Internet features
The Internet offers many types of communication tools to
help you perform many tasks.
❖
Internet email
To send and receive email of your own, you need a
mailbox on the Web or an email address.
If you have an account with an ISP, you can probably set
up an email address at the same time you sign up for the
service.
❖
Internet chat rooms
A chat room is a Web site that offers a place where
people with similar interests and ideas communicate in
real-time, one-on-one or in groups, by typing messages
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which are instantly viewed by others on their computer
screens.
❖
Internet news groups
A news group is similar to a chat room, but instead of
using a dedicated site to converse about a specialized
subject with others in real-time, it uses a Web site as a
clearinghouse where all the messages are placed, like a
gigantic bulletin board.
❖
Online shopping
Many Web sites offer products and services for sale.
Uploading and downloading files from the Internet
Transferring files from one computer to another is termed
uploading (transferring data from your computer to a site on
the Web), or downloading (transferring data from a site on the
Web to your computer).
There are several ways to upload or download data. It can be
as simple as attaching a file or document to an email, or you
can use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) features of your Web
browser to transfer large amounts of data.
Exploring audio features
You can use your computer to record sounds using an
external microphone. You can play .wav sound files or audio
CDs using the built-in speakers, headphones, or external
speakers.
Playing an audio CD
Insert an audio CD and close the disc tray.
If the computer is turned on, Windows Media® Player opens
and the CD begins to play. You can use the Windows Media
Player program to control the CD.
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To access the Windows Media Player, you can open it
through the Start menu or activate it from the taskbar.
If your system is equipped with the optional Media Control
buttons (see “Media Control Buttons” on page 91), you can
also activate Windows Media Player by pressing the CD/
DVD button.
NOTE
When using Windows Media Player, your system may not be
able to activate Standby or Hibernation modes. To prevent this
from occurring, close Windows Media Player before you select
Standby or Hibernation mode.
Stop button
Play/pause button
Sample Windows Media Player screen
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The Windows Media Player control panel works much like an
ordinary compact disc player:
❖
To play the CD or to pause, click the Play/pause button.
❖
To stop the CD, click the Stop button.
If your system is equipped with the optional Media Control
buttons, you can also use the Play/pause, Stop, Next track,
and Previous track buttons to play the CD. For more
information, see “Media Control Buttons” on page 91.
Before putting on headphones to listen to an audio CD, turn
the volume dial down, and do not set the volume too high
when using the headphones. Continuous exposure to loud
sound can harm your hearing.
Playing CDs using Auto-Run
If you insert a CD into the DVD-ROM/multi-function drive
and the Auto-Run feature does not automatically start your
disk, try launching the CD manually. To do this, follow these
steps:
1
Open the Start menu and select My Computer.
2
Click the DVD-ROM/multi-function drive icon.
The disc drive will run the CD.
If your disk does not run using this method, try using an
application that is associated with the media on the disk. For
example, if it is a music CD, open Windows® Media Player
and point it to play the CD. For other types of media, use the
associated software to open the files on the disk.
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Creating a CD
Depending on your DVD configuration, your computer may
come with a multi-function drive that allows you to:
❖
Play pre-recorded DVDs
❖
Play pre-recorded CDs
❖
Read and write data (depending on your system
configuration) and music files to CD-Recordable (CD-R)
and CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) discs; and DVD±R/±RW
or DVD RAM discs.
NOTE
Copy protection technology included in certain media may
prevent or limit recording or viewing of the media.
For details on how to use the software, please refer to the
respective Online Help menus.
Recording sounds
You may record sounds as .wav files by connecting an
external microphone or other sound source to the microphone
jack.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you record MP3 files, you will only be
able to play them on a device capable of playing MP3 files.
Using a microphone
1
Connect an external microphone to the computer.
2
Click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories,
Entertainment, then click Sound Recorder.
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Positioning
bar
Record
Stop
Play
Skip forward
Skip backward
Sample Sound Recorder screen
3
Click the Record button.
4
Speak normally into the microphone.
5
When you have finished recording, click the Stop button.
The Sound Recorder window displays the new sound file
as a waveform.
NOTE
You can only record 60 seconds at a time.
6
To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button.
7
To save the file, select Save from the File menu.
NOTE
The microphone on your computer might be set to Mute. To
check this, click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories,
Entertainment, and then click Volume Control.
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Using external speakers or headphones
Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system
with internal speakers. Instead of using the internal speakers,
you can connect headphones or a pair of external stereo
speakers.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Use amplified speakers that require an
external power source. Other types of speakers will be
inadequate to produce sound from the computer.
To play back sound files through external speakers or
headphones:
1
Locate the headphone jack on the computer.
2
Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the
headphones or external speakers into the headphone jack.
The headphone jack requires a 16-ohm stereo mini-jack.
To adjust the volume:
❖
For external speakers, use the volume controls on each
speaker.
❖
For headphones, use the computer’s volume control dial.
Using the i.LINK® port (optional)
Your computer may be equipped with an i.LINK® port. This
port on the left side of the computer provides an extremely
fast data transfer rate.
In addition to high speed, the i.LINK® port also supports
isochronous data transfer (the delivery of data at a guaranteed
rate.) This makes it ideal for devices that transfer high levels
of data in real-time, such as video devices.
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Inserting and removing PC Cards
As with USB ports, the i.LINK® port supports both Plug-andPlay (automatic configuration) and hot swapping (the ability
to connect and disconnect devices while the computer is on).
Inserting and removing PC Cards
Your computer comes with one PC Card slot and supports
two types of PC Cards:
❖
Type I cards—You can install one of these cards.
❖
Type II cards—You can install one of these cards.
Inserting a PC Card
Use caution when lifting or turning your computer. Failure to
do so may result in damage to components, such as cables,
attached to your computer, or to the computer itself.
Before you insert a PC Card, refer to the documentation that
comes with the card to see if you need to do anything before
you insert it.
To insert a PC Card:
1
Turn off the computer.
You may also hot swap a PC Card. Stop the PC Card by
clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the
System tray, then clicking to select the PC Card device.
After the PC Card is stopped, it is safe to remove.
2
Locate the PC Card slot on the left side of the computer.
3
Insert the PC Card.
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Sample inserting a PC Card
4
When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push
firmly, but gently, to ensure a firm connection with the
computer. Do not force the card into position.
Removing a PC Card
Stop the PC Card by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware
icon on the System tray, then clicking to select the PC Card
device. After the PC Card is stopped, it is safe to remove.
1
Locate the PC Card ejection button.
2
Press the PC Card eject button once to extend it, and push
it in to remove the PC Card.
The PC Card ejects slightly from the slot.
3
Grasp the edges of the PC Card and slide it out of the
slot.
Sample removing a PC Card
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Setting up a PC Card for your computer
Some PC Cards are ready to use as soon as you install them.
Others, such as hard disk cards, network cards, and SCSI
adapters, may need to be set up to work with your computer.
To set up your PC Card, refer to the documentation that came
with the card or refer to your operating system manual or
online help.
Using the Bridge Media Adapter Slot (optional)
Your computer may be equipped with a Bridge Media
Adapter Slot, which supports the use of Memory StickTM or
Memory StickTM PRO media, Secure DigitalTM (SDTM) Cards,
or xD-Picture Cards. This media can be used with a variety of
digital products: digital music players, cellular phones,
PDAs, digital cameras, digital video camcorders, etc.
NOTE
Do not use the Copy Disk function for this type of media. To
copy data from one media to another, use the drag-and-drop
feature of Windows.
Inserting media
The following instructions apply to all media devices.
1
Turn the media so that the contacts (metal areas) are face
down.
2
Push the media into the adapter slot until it locks in place.
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Sample inserting media
When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal
contacts. You could expose the storage area to static
electricity, which can destroy data.
Do not remove media while data is being written or read. Even
when the Windows message “copying...” disappears, writing
to the media might still be in progress and your data could be
destroyed. Wait for the indicator light to go out.
Removing media
1
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the System tray,
then click to select the media device. After the media is
stopped, it is safe to remove.
2
Grasp the card and pull it straight out.
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Connecting your modem to a telephone line
Your computer comes with a built-in modem that can be
connected to a standard voice-grade telephone line.
The modem allows you to:
❖
Access the Internet
❖
Communicate with your office’s local area network
(LAN) or larger corporate wide area network (WAN)
For specific information about connecting to a LAN or
WAN, consult your network administrator.
❖
Send a fax directly from your computer
For more detailed information regarding your computer’s
modem, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
Connecting to a phone line
Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to
connect it to a telephone line. Your computer’s built-in
modem port provides an RJ-11 jack, allowing you to connect
the modem to a standard voice-grade telephone line.
1
Plug one end of a telephone cable (purchased separately) into
the modem port on the back of the computer.
Sample connecting the telephone cable to the modem port
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Connect the other end to the RJ-11 wall jack.
Sample connecting to a wall jack
The modem is designed for use with a standard analog
telephone line. Do not connect the modem to a digital
telephone line. A digital line will damage the modem.
Now you are ready to send a fax or use the modem to connect
to an online service or the Internet.
For more information on using a modem, see “Setting up for
communications” on page 126.
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Toshiba Utilities
Your computer includes several utilities designed to help you
to reconfigure your system to best meet your individual
needs. Together, these allow you to determine certain system
details, set additional options, or change default options. This
chapter describes the utilities supplied by Toshiba:
❖
TOSHIBA Assist
❖
Setting a user password
❖
Using a supervisor password
❖
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
❖
Fn-esse®
❖
TOSHIBA HW Setup
❖
TOSHIBA Hotkey utility
❖
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
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TOSHIBA Assist
The TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer
functions and allows you to customize a range of computer
settings.
To access TOSHIBA Assist, do one of the following:
❖
Double-click the TOSHIBA Assist shortcut icon on the
desktop.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
❖
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click
Toshiba Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Assist window
The TOSHIBA Assist offers four categories of features:
❖
Connect
❖
Secure
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❖
Protect & Fix
❖
Optimize
Connect
The features available in this category are:
❖
ConfigFree™ Connectivity Doctor
Secure
The features available in this category are:
❖
Using a supervisor password
❖
Setting user passwords
Protect & Fix
The features available in this category are:
❖
PC Diagnostic Tool
Optimize
The features available in this category are:
❖
TOSHIBA Power Saver
❖
SD Memory Card Format
❖
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
❖
Mouse utility
❖
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
❖
Key assignment using Fn-esse®
❖
TOSHIBA HW Setup
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Using a supervisor password
A supervisor password prevents other users from changing
hardware configuration options.
Setting a supervisor password
If you choose to set a supervisor or user password, Toshiba
strongly recommends that you save your password in a
location where you can later access it should you not
remember it.
Toshiba is not responsible for any losses that may occur to
you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to
access the computer.
To register a password for the power-on password functions:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click
Toshiba Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, select Secure.
Sample TOSHIBA Assist Security window
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3
Select the Supervisor Password icon.
4
Click Registered.
5
Type your password in the Supervisor Password box.
6
Retype your password in the Supervisor Password
again box.
7
Click OK.
Deleting a supervisor password
To cancel the power-on password function:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click
Toshiba Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, select Secure.
3
Select the Supervisor Password icon.
4
Select Not Registered.
5
Type the correct password.
6
Click OK.
Setting user passwords
Setting a password leaves your computer secure so that
nobody can access your files. You must enter the password
before you can work on your computer.
Toshiba supports several types of passwords on your
computer:
❖
An instant password — Secures your open programs and
files when leaving the computer temporarily.
❖
A power-on password — Prevents unauthorized users
from starting or restarting the computer.
❖
A supervisor password — Prohibits unauthorized users
from accessing certain functions such as Toshiba
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Hardware Setup. This is useful if more than one person
uses the computer.
A single user password supports the instant and power-on
password functions.
When setting up the various passwords, keep the following in
mind:
❖
The user password can be set up under the supervisor
password.
❖
The supervisor password must be set before the user
password, or the user password must be deleted and then
re-entered after the supervisor password is set.
Using an instant password
An instant password secures your system with a single
keystroke. Use this feature when you leave your desk for a
few minutes and do not want to turn off the computer.
To use an instant password, press Fn, then press F1. This
freezes the keyboard and TouchPad, and blanks the screen.
An instant password has no effect on an optional USB mouse
or trackball.
To unlock your system, press Enter and the Windows Logon
screen will appear. Select your user name and enter your
password, if any.
Setting a user password
To register a password for the power-on password functions:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click
Toshiba Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, select Secure.
3
Select the User Password icon.
4
Click Registered.
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5
Type your password in the Password box.
6
Retype your password in the Password again box.
7
Click OK.
Disabling a user password
To cancel the power-on password function:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click
Toshiba Assist.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
2
On the left side, select Secure.
3
Select the User Password icon.
4
Select Not Registered.
5
Type the correct password.
6
Click OK.
PC Diagnostic Tool
This utility can help diagnose problems with devices in your
computer. Refer to the online help documentation within the
application for any additional help.
To start this utility:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and click
Computer Diagnostics.
The PC Diagnostic Tool window appears.
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Sample PC Diagnostic Tool screen
2
NOTE
3
Select the devices that you would like to test by clicking
the check box that appears to the left of the device.
Click the + (plus) and - (minus) symbols to expand and
collapse the categories.
Click Start Diagnostics when you are ready to begin the
tests.
TOSHIBA Power Saver
The TOSHIBA Power Saver feature enables you to control
your computer’s power usage, regardless of the source, and
use the many preset power modes, or create one yourself.
To access Power Management through the TOSHIBA Assist
window, click Optimize on the left side of the window, then
double-click the Power Management icon.
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The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window
The Power Properties window shows the power profiles,
which are optimized for several different working
environments.
You can either use one of the preset modes or create and use
your own customized profile. The preset profiles cannot be
deleted.
By changing the options that appear in the Toshiba Power
Saver Properties window and clicking OK, you can
reconfigure that function. Any options that you change
become effective when you click either OK or Apply.
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Profiles
This section lists the preset profiles along with the estimated
battery life for each mode. The preset profiles are:
❖
Full Power
❖
High Power
❖
Normal
❖
DVD Playback
❖
Presentation
❖
Long Life
Although you can change the properties for any of these
profiles, this is not recommended. If you need a customized
profile, create a new profile with the properties you require.
The DVD Playback profile applies only when a DVD
program is playing on battery power.
Quickly creating a new power mode
1
Highlight one of the preset profiles.
2
Click Copy.
3
A new mode appears with the title “Copy of Name”
where Name is the title of the mode you copied. You can
change the name, description, or icon for this profile by
clicking Property.
Customizing a power mode
1
Highlight the profile you want to modify.
2
Change the settings you want on the Basic Setup tab.
3
You may also change settings on the Setup Action tab.
Keep in mind however, that by default, these actions will
apply to all profiles.
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SD Memory Card Format
SD Memory Card Format
This utility is used to format SD cards used with the Bridge
Media Adapter Slot.
To access the SD Memory Card Format utility through the
TOSHIBA Assist window, click Optimize on the left side of
the window, then double-click the SD Memory Card
Format icon.
The SD Memory Card Format screen appears.
Sample SD Memory Card Format screen
To format an SD memory card:
1
Select the drive corresponding to the SD memory card.
2
Select the formatting option:
❖
Select Quick Format
❖
Select Full Format
3
Click Start to begin formatting. The formatting progress
is displayed in the horizontal bar in the window.
4
When formatting is completed, click Close to exit the
utility.
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CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
This utility can slow the speed of your optical drive to make it
run more quietly. You can use this utility to make listening to
Music CDs more enjoyable.
NOTE
When you change the CD/DVD drive to “Quiet” mode, the
setting is only valid for the current Windows session. If you
shut down, restart, log off, or resume from hibernation, the
setting will revert back to Normal speed. The setting can also
be changed by CD burning software or other applications that
can set the drive speed.
To access the utility, double-click the icon in the task tray.
The CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer screen appears.
Sample CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer screen
Select the desired setting as follows:
1
Click Set Quiet Mode to make the drive run more slowly
and quietly, for listening to music or audio files on a CD.
2
Click Set Normal Mode to run the drive at normal speed,
for transferring data.
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Mouse utility
The Mouse utility allows you to change your TouchPad or
mouse settings.
To access the Mouse utility through the TOSHIBA Assist
window, click Optimize on the left side of the window, then
double-click the Mouse icon.
The Mouse Properties screen appears.
Sample Mouse Properties screen
The mouse settings that you can change are divided into the
following categories:
❖
Buttons
❖
Pointers
❖
Pointer options
❖
Hardware
❖
Advanced
For information on TouchPad settings, see “Disabling or
enabling the TouchPad” on page 64.
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TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
This utility allows you to select which applications will work
with the zoom in/out hot keys (see “Hot Keys” on page 216).
You may select all applications or any subset of the
following:
❖
Microsoft Internet Explorer
❖
Microsoft Office
❖
Windows Media Player
❖
Adobe Reader
❖
Icons on the desktop
To access the zooming utility, click Start, All Programs,
Toshiba, Utilities, then click Toshiba Zooming Utility.
You can also access the utility through the TOSHIBA Assist
window, by clicking Optimize on the left side of the window,
then double-clicking the Zooming Utility icon.
The TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen appears.
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Sample TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen
Select the desired option(s), then click OK.
The zoom in and zoom out hot keys will now work with the
applications you selected.
To zoom in, hold down the Fn key and press 2; to zoom out,
hold down the Fn key and press 1.
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Desktop shortcuts and Toshiba’s Fn-esse program provide
quick ways to open programs, documents, and folders from
within any Windows® program without using the Start menu.
For more information on creating desktop shortcuts, refer to
the operating system documentation that came with your
computer.
This section describes how to use the Fn-esse program to
quickly access your programs and files.
With Fn-esse, you can assign an Fn key combination to:
❖
Open a Windows® XP operating system program
❖
Open a file in its associated program
❖
Display a customized folder of programs and/or files
from which to choose
Fn-esse also has several keys, known as hot keys, that
perform preassigned operations. For more information, see
“Hot Keys” on page 216.
You can assign any key that is not associated with a hot key
or a keyboard overlay.
Starting Fn-esse®
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click
Fn-esse.
The Fn-esse keyboard appears.
Sample Fn-esse window
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The keys are color-coded as follows:
❖
Available keys are dark gray with white letters.
❖
Assigned keys and keys associated with a popup list are
shown on the Fn-esse keyboard in the selected color.
❖
Unavailable keys are light gray.
There are two ways to assign a key to open a program or
document:
❖
Using drag-and-drop
❖
Using the keyboard or pointing device
The method most often used is drag-and-drop.
Using drag-and-drop to assign a key
To assign a key to a program or document:
1
Start both Fn-esse and Windows® Explorer (or the program
supporting drag-and-drop).
2
Resize the Explorer window so that you can see both the
Fn-esse keyboard and Explorer at the same time.
3
In the Explorer window, highlight the program or
document file you wish to assign to a key.
4
Click and hold the primary button as you drag the
highlighted item from Explorer to the key on the Fn-esse
keyboard to which you want to assign it.
5
Release the primary button.
Fn-esse displays the Add/Edit Command dialog box with the
Description, Command Line, and Working Directory fields
automatically completed.
6
Click OK to close the Add/Edit Command dialog box
with your key assignment in place.
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The program or document is now associated with the key you
just selected. To open the program or document, press Fn plus
the appropriate key from within any Windows program.
Using the keyboard or pointing device to assign keys
To assign a key to open a program or document, start Fn-esse
and either:
❖
Using the keyboard, press and hold the Fn key, then press
the desired assignment key.
❖
Using the pointing device, move the cursor over the
desired key in the Fn-esse window and press the
secondary button.
The Assignment Type dialog box appears.
Sample Fn-esse assignment type dialog box
Making a direct key assignment
1
Select Direct... to display the Add/Edit Command dialog box.
2
Enter the Description, Command Line, and Working
Directory for the new Fn-esse key assignment, or click
Browse to specify this information.
3
Click OK.
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Making a popup assignment
1
Select Popup... to display the Application Explorer dialog
box.
2
Select the desired folder. The left side of the Application
Explorer window displays the folders in the Programs
menu. The right side lists the programs and documents in
the folder. These are the items that will appear in the
popup list.
3
To create a popup list with items from various folders, or
to pick only a few items from a folder, create a new folder
containing only the desired programs and documents. If
you are unsure how to do this, refer to your Windows®
XP operating system documentation.
4
Click OK to associate the folder with the key you just
selected.
To open a popup list showing the items in that folder,
press Fn plus the appropriate key from within any
Windows® program.
Viewing existing key assignments
To view the existing key assignments, choose Assignments
from the Fn-esse keyboard. Fn-esse displays the Function
Key Assignments dialog box. This box lists all the key
assignments and the program or document to which each key
is assigned.
To view items in a popup list, select the Expand popup lists
check box.
Changing or removing existing key assignments
In the Fn-esse keyboard, click the key you wish to change
with the secondary button.
Fn-esse displays the Assignment Type dialog box.
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❖
To change the key assignment, click Direct... or Popup...
and continue as if you were creating a new assignment.
❖
To remove the key assignment, click Clear.
TOSHIBA HW Setup
TOSHIBA HW Setup is the Toshiba configuration
management tool available through Windows. To access it,
open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Printers and
Other Hardware. Then click the Toshiba HWSetup icon.
You can also access it from the TOSHIBA Assist screen by
clicking Optimize on the left side, and then double-clicking
TOSHIBA Hardware Settings.
Sample TOSHIBA HWSetup window
The tabs represent various dialog boxes. They are:
❖
General—Allows you to view current BIOS, hard disk
drive and memory settings
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Password—Allows you to set or reset a user password for
the power-on process and for instant security
❖
Display—Allows you to change various default settings
for the built-in LCD display
❖
CPU—Allows you to set the “CPU Frequency Mode” to
one of “Dynamically Switchable,” “Always High,” or
“Always Low”
Dynamically Switchable—This mode is the default setting for
your computer, and automatically changes the processing
frequency and decreases voltage depending on the power
source:
❖
❖
Always High—If your computer is connected to the
AC adapter, the CPU frequency mode is set to high
for faster processing.
❖
Always Low—If your computer is running on battery
power, the CPU frequency mode is set to low for
slower processing. Switching the CPU to low allows
you to conserve power and extend the operating time
of your battery.
Boot Priority—Allows you to change the sequence in
which your computer searches the drives for the
operating system
You can also manually choose the Boot Priority by pressing
the power button, then quickly pressing the F12 key, or the
right or left arrow keys.
Select the boot device icon by pressing the right or left arrow
keys, then pressing the Enter key.
NOTE
❖
Since the system is a quick-booting system, you must press
the arrow keys immediately after pressing the power button.
Keyboard—Allows you to enable or disable the wake-on
keyboard function.
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❖
USB—Allows you to enable or disable USB Legacy
Emulation.
❖
LAN—Allows you to set networking functions.
By changing any of the options that appear in the dialog
boxes and clicking Apply, you can reconfigure that function.
Any options that you change will become default settings
when you restart your system.
TOSHIBA Hotkey utility
The TOSHIBA Hotkey utility allows you to receive a
confirmation message when you use the Hotkey combination
for Standby [Fn+F3] and Hibernation [Fn+F4].
To activate:
1
Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click the
Hotkey utility.
The TOSHIBA Hotkey window appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Hotkey utility window
2
Select the desired option(s).
3
Click OK.
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TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch is a program that adds features
to the TouchPad. For example, by selecting an icon you can:
❖
Open a document
❖
Launch a program
❖
Show a list of windows and switch the active window
❖
Open Internet Explorer favorites
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch is like a miniature Windows®
desktop. You can personalize TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
to help you work more efficiently.
To activate TOSHIBA Touch and Launch, touch and hold
your finger on a corner of the TouchPad. The TOSHIBA
Touch and Launch window appears.
Corner icons
Close button
Back button
Title
Main window
Functions
Corner icons
Sample TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window and options
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A blue circle within the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
window represents your finger location on the TouchPad. As
you move the blue circle over an icon in the TOSHIBA Touch
and Launch window, the icon is highlighted or selected.
Release your finger from a selected icon to choose the icon's
function.
If the icon is highlighted in orange and selected, the function
corresponding to the selected icon launches and the
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window closes. If the icon is
highlighted in blue and selected, the function corresponding
to the selected icon launches and the TOSHIBA Touch and
Launch window remains open.
To close the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window, release
your finger when the blue circle is not on any icon. Or,
highlight the Close icon in the upper right area of the
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window.
A short description of the currently selected corner icon
appears below the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window.
The title and functions can change when you select one of the
corner icons.
The corner icons can be changed to other shortcuts using the
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch settings. By default the four
icons displayed are:
❖
My Computer (upper left)
❖
Switch Window (upper right)
❖
Favorites (lower left)
❖
Desktop (lower right)
The type and number of icons you see in the main part of the
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window are determined by
which corner icons you select.
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch is controlled/adjusted via an
icon on the system tray. The icon will change color when the
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch is active. Double-click the icon
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to open the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings window.
Right-click the icon to see the following shortcuts:
❖
Settings
The Settings function allows you to define the functions/
features you can access in TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
❖
Disable/Enable
❖
Help
❖
About
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings
When you choose the Settings shortcut menu entry, the
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings window appears.
Sample TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings window
In the Corner Assignment section you can change the icons
you see at the four corners of the TOSHIBA Touch and
Launch window using the drop-down list boxes. The icons
are referred to as tables in the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
Settings dialog box.
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The TouchPad settings button allows you to define how
sensitive the TouchPad will be to your finger on the TouchPad
before it activates the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window.
The Window settings button allows you to control the size
and transparency of the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
window.
The Option button allows you to define how folders will
open, define visual effects and control when to show help.
A list of tables appears in the Table section of the TOSHIBA
Touch and Launch Settings window. These are the same
items (icons) you can choose in the Corner Assignment
section of the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings. As you
select a table, the Settings button may become active. Not all
tables have settings.
The New Table button allows you to create a new table.
The Delete button deletes the selected table.
Disabling or enabling TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
You can set or clear the Disable TOSHIBA Touch and
Launch check box in the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
Settings window in order to disable or enable this feature.
You can also use the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch icon on
the system tray.
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If Something Goes
Wrong
Some problems you may encounter when using your
computer are relatively easy to identify and solve. Others
may require help from your network administrator or the
manufacturer of a software program.
This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by
yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to
encounter.
If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on
Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter.
Problems that are easy to fix
Your program stops responding.
If you are working with a program that suddenly freezes all
operations, chances are the program has stopped responding.
You can exit the failed program without shutting down the
operating system or closing other programs.
To close a program that has stopped responding:
1
Press Ctrl, Alt, and Del simultaneously (once).
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The Windows Task Manager window appears.
2
Click the Applications tab.
If a program has stopped responding, the words “not
responding” appear beside its name in the list.
3
Select the program you want to close, then click End
Task.
Closing the failed program should allow you to continue
working. If it does not, continue with the next step.
4
Close the remaining programs one by one by selecting
the program name, then End Task.
To power off your computer, do one of the following:
If you are not connected to a domain server:
1
Click Start, Turn off computer.
The Turn off computer window appears.
2
Click Turn Off.
The computer turns off.
If you are connected to a domain server:
1
Click Start, Shut down.
The Shut Down window appears.
2
Select Shut down from the drop-down list.
3
Click OK.
The computer shuts down completely.
Your program performs an illegal operation.
If you receive the message, “Your program has performed an illegal
operation,” close the window and continue working. If it
happens again, record the details of the message and consult
the software manufacturer.
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Problems when you turn on the computer
To record the details:
1
Click the Details button and select the text the operating
system displays.
The Details button displays information that the software
manufacturer needs to help you solve your problem.
2
Press Ctrl and c simultaneously to copy the text to the
clipboard.
3
Open Notepad (click Start, point to All Programs, then
point to Accessories and click Notepad).
4
Press Ctrl and v simultaneously to paste the details into
Notepad.
5
Add a paragraph break and type some notes describing
what you were doing when you received the message and
how the error can be reproduced.
6
Save the file and refer to it when you contact the software
manufacturer.
Problems when you turn on the computer
These problems may occur when you turn on the power.
The computer will not start.
Make sure you attached the AC adapter and power cord/cable
properly or installed a charged battery.
Press and hold the power switch for at least 10 seconds.
If you are using the AC adapter, check that the wall outlet is
working by plugging in another device, such as a lamp.
Verify that the computer is on by looking at the On/off
indicator. If the indicator is glowing, the computer is on.
If you are using an AC adapter, verify that the computer is
receiving power from the external power source by looking at
the AC power light. If the indicator is glowing, the computer
is connected to a live external power source.
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The computer starts but when you press a key nothing
happens.
Verify that the active program accepts text input. Try clicking
your mouse on an area where you can type text, and try
typing again.
Your computer may be in Standby mode and have a software
or resource conflict. When this happens turning the power on
returns you to the problem instead of restarting the system.
To clear the condition, press Ctrl, Alt, and Del simultaneously.
Clearing the condition may get the computer running, but it
will not solve a resource conflict. Read the documentation
that came with the conflicting device and “Resolving a
hardware conflict” on page 179.
The computer is not accessing the hard disk or the
optional external diskette drive.
Your computer normally loads the operating system from the
hard disk. If you have a hard disk problem, you will not be
able to start the computer. Insert a system diskette into the
optional external diskette drive and press F12 when the
machine starts and use the arrow keys to select the boot-up
device.
The computer displays the WARNING RESUME FAILURE
message.
The computer was placed in Standby mode and the battery
has discharged. Data stored in the computer’s memory has
been lost. Data stored in the computer’s hard drive may not be
affected.
Always save your data even when you are using Standby. If
your battery fully discharges, information that has not been
saved will be lost. Your computer can be configured to warn
you when the battery is running low see “What to do when
the battery alarm sounds” on page 113.
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The Windows® operating system is not working
If you are running on battery power, it is recommended that
you do not leave the computer in Standby mode for long
periods of time.
To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into a live
wall outlet for several hours. For more information see
“Charging the main battery” on page 108.
The computer displays the Non-System disk or disk error message.
Make sure there is no diskette in the optional external diskette
drive. If there is a diskette in the drive, remove it and press
any key to continue. If pressing any key does not work, press
Ctrl, Alt, and Del to restart the computer. For more information
see “The computer is not accessing the hard disk or the
optional external diskette drive.” on page 175.
The Windows ® operating system is not
working
Once you are familiar with the desktop and used to the way
the operating system responds to your work routine, you can
easily detect if the operating system is not working correctly.
For example:
❖
The operating system fails to start after the Starting
Windows XP message appears.
❖
The operating system takes a long time to start.
❖
The operating system responds differently from the
normal routine.
❖
The screen does not look right.
Unless a hardware device has failed, problems usually occur
when you change the system in some way such as installing a
new program or adding a device.
If you experience any of these problems, use the options in
the Startup menu to fix the problem.
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Using Startup options to fix problems
If the operating system fails to start properly, you may have to
change your system’s configuration or verify the startup
procedure to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in
the Startup menu.
To open the Startup menu:
1
Restart your computer.
2
Press F8 when your computer starts and before Windows
starts loading.
The Windows® Advanced Options menu displays these
options:
❖
Safe Mode
❖
Safe Mode (with Networking)
❖
Safe Mode (with Command Prompt)
❖
Enable Boot Logging
❖
Enable VGA Mode
❖
Last known good configuration (your most recent
settings that worked)
❖
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows®
domain controllers only)
❖
Debugging Mode
❖
Start Windows® normally
❖
Reboot
❖
Return to OS Choices (menu)
See your Windows® documentation for further explanation.
NOTE
If your computer is connected to a network, the Startup menu
may display different versions of Safe mode.
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The Windows® operating system is not working
Internet problems
My Internet connection is very slow.
Many factors contribute to the speed with which you can surf
the Internet. They include: modem speed, telephone line
conditions, time of day (when everyone else is surfing, your
access can be slow) and popularity of the sites you are trying
to access. If accessing a particular site is very slow, try later.
My browser cannot find the URL address I typed in.
Make sure you separated the domain names of the address
with the forward slash (/). Check the spelling of each name
and the syntax of the address carefully. A single incorrect
letter or missed character will make it impossible for your
browser to locate the site.
My browser cannot find a site I bookmarked.
The World Wide Web is constantly changing. A site you
bookmarked yesterday may not be available today or its
server may be down for temporary repair. Try again later.
The Windows® XP operating system can help you
If the operating system has started properly but you still have
a problem using your computer, the online Help can assist
you in troubleshooting the problem.
To access Windows® XP Help and Support:
1
Click Start, then click Help and Support.
The Help and Support window appears.
2
Then do one or both of the following:
❖
In the search field, type in the topic for which you need
help and follow the on-screen instructions.
❖
Click a problem you would like help with from the
listings and follow the on-screen instructions.
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You can connect to Support Online by clicking Support from
the menu or by going to pcsupport.toshiba.com.
Resolving a hardware conflict
If you receive an error message telling you there is a device
driver conflict or a general hardware problem, try using
Windows® Help and Support to troubleshoot the problem
first.
For help on hardware conflicts:
1
Click Start, then click Help and Support.
2
Click the Hardware link in the window’s left pane.
A list of category links appear.
3
Click the Fixing a hardware problem link.
4
Choose from specific topics and follow the steps.
If there is still a problem, the operating system should display
a message that explains what the conflict is.
A plan of action
The smooth operation of the system depends on the
interaction of all devices, programs, and features. If the
system or one of its attached devices is not working,
resolving the problem can be time-consuming and frustrating.
The recommended procedure for getting multiple devices to
work together is to add and set up one device at a time. After
you add each device, test it to make sure it and all previously
connected devices work.
The device most recently connected to the system is the one
most likely to be causing a hardware conflict.
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Resolving a hardware conflict
Resolving hardware conflicts on your own
Computer components need resources to accomplish a task.
A device, such as a disk drive or a modem, needs a channel to
the computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). It also needs a
direct channel to the computer’s memory to store information
as it works. These channels of communication are commonly
referred to as system resources.
Interrupt Request Channel
The channel to the CPU is called an Interrupt Request (IRQ)
because it interrupts what the processor is doing and requests
some of the processor’s time. If two or more devices use the
same IRQ, the processor does not know which device is
asking for attention. This causes a hardware conflict.
Direct Memory Access
Similarly, the data required by the device is stored in a
specific place or address in memory called the Direct
Memory Access (DMA). The DMA provides a dedicated
channel for adapter cards to bypass the microprocessor and
access memory directly. If two or more devices use the same
DMA, the data required by one device overwrites the data
required by the other, causing a hardware conflict.
Plug and Play
With Plug and Play and the operating system, avoiding
hardware conflicts is easy. Plug and Play is a computer
standard that helps the system BIOS (basic input/output
system) and the operating system to automatically assign
system resources to Plug and Play-compliant devices. In
theory, if every device connected to the computer is Plug and
Play-compliant, no two devices will compete for the same
system resources. Plug in the device and turn on your
computer. The operating system is automatically set up to
accommodate the new device.
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If you install an older (legacy) device that the operating
system cannot recognize, the operating system may have
difficulty assigning resources to it. As a result, a hardware
conflict can occur.
Resolving conflicts
There are several things you can do to resolve hardware
conflicts:
❖
Get the most recent drivers from the manufacturer.
❖
Disable the device.
For an older device, remove it from the computer.
❖
Disable another system component and use its resources
for the new device see “Fixing a problem with Device
Manager” on page 181.
❖
Reconfigure the device so that its requirements do not
conflict. Refer to the device’s documentation for
instructions about changing settings on the device.
Fixing a problem with Device Manager
Device Manager provides a way to check and change the
configuration of a device.
Changing the default settings using Device Manager can
cause other conflicts that make one or more devices unusable.
Device Manager is a configuration tool for advanced users
who understand configuration parameters and the
ramifications of changing them.
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Disabling a device
1
Open the Start menu, and click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the Administrative Tools icon.
3
Double-click Computer Management, then click
Device Manager.
4
Select the specific device from the device category. To
expand a device category, double-click the category.
5
In the toolbar, look to the far right for an icon of a
monitor with a strike mark through a circle on the front.
This is the disable feature.
6
Click the icon.
You are given the option of disabling the device.
7
Click Yes to disable the device or No to cancel.
Checking device properties
Device Manager provides a way to view the properties of a
device. Properties include the name of the manufacturer, the
type of device, the drivers installed, and the system resources
assigned to the device.
To check a device’s properties:
1
Open the Start menu, and click Control Panel, then
Performance and Maintenance.
2
Click the Administrative Tools icon.
3
Double-click Computer Management, then click
Device Manager.
4
To view the device(s) installed, double-click the device
type.
5
To view the properties, double-click the device.
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The operating system displays the Device Properties dialog
box, which provides an array of tabs. They may include:
❖
The General tab, which provides basic information about
the device.
❖
The Resource tab, which lists resources assigned to the
monitor, optional external DVD-ROM, optional external
diskette drive, and other power-using functions. This tab
does not appear if the device is not using resources.
❖
The Driver tab, which displays the drivers being used by
the device.
The tabs that appear in the dialog box vary from one
device to another. A Troubleshooting button is also
present.
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Click Troubleshoot...
A Help and Support window for that device appears.
For more information about Device Manager, refer to
Windows® XP online help.
Memory problems
Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause
errors that seem to be device-related. It is worthwhile
checking for these first:
1
Click Start, Turn off computer.
2
Click Turn Off.
The operating system shuts down and turns off the computer
automatically.
3
Remove the memory module, following the instructions
in “Removing a memory module” on page 61.
4
Reinstall the memory module, following the instructions
in “Installing a memory module” on page 56, and making
sure the module is seated properly.
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Check for the error again.
6
If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely
and check for the error again.
If removing the memory module eliminates the error, the
memory module may be faulty. If the error recurs without the
memory module installed, the error is not caused by the
memory module.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory
module installed for the computer to work.
Power and the batteries
Your computer receives its power through the AC adapter and
power cord/cable or from the system batteries (battery,
optional high-capacity battery and real-time clock (RTC)
battery). Power problems are interrelated. For example, a
faulty AC adapter or power cord/cable will neither power the
computer nor recharge the batteries.
Here are some typical problems and how to solve them:
The AC power light does not come on when you plug in
the AC adapter and power cord/cable.
Make sure the AC adapter and power cord/cable are firmly
plugged into both the wall outlet and the computer.
If the AC power light still does not come on, check that the
wall outlet is working properly by plugging in a lamp or other
appliance.
The AC adapter and power cord/cable work correctly,
but the battery will not charge.
The battery does not charge while the computer is consuming
full power. Try turning off the computer.
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The battery may not be inserted correctly in the computer.
Turn off the computer, remove the battery, clean the contacts
with a soft dry cloth (if necessary) and replace the battery.
See “Changing batteries” on page 114.
The battery may be too hot or too cold to charge properly. If
you think this is the probable cause, let the battery reach
room temperature and try again.
If the battery has completely discharged, it will not begin
charging immediately. Leave the AC adapter and power cord/
cable connected, wait 20 minutes and see if the battery is
charging.
If the battery light is glowing after 20 minutes, let the
computer continue charging the battery for at least another 20
minutes before you turn on the computer.
If the battery light does not glow after 20 minutes, the battery
may have reached the end of its useful life. Try replacing it.
The battery appears not to power the computer for as
long as it usually does.
If you frequently recharge a partially charged battery, it may
not charge fully. Let the battery discharge completely, then
try charging it again.
Check the power options using the Power Management
utility. Have you added a device, such as a PC Card or
memory module, that takes its power from the battery? Is
your software using the hard disk more? Is the display power
set to turn off automatically? Was the battery fully charged to
begin with? All these conditions affect how long the charge
lasts.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to
perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced.
This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery
pack, see your accessories information that shipped with your
computer, or visit the Toshiba Web site at
accessories.toshiba.com. Refer to this site often to stay
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current on the most recent software and hardware options for
your computer, and for other product information.
For more information on maximizing battery power see
“Changing batteries” on page 114.
Keyboard problems
If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens,
the problem may be related to the keyboard itself.
The keyboard produces unexpected characters.
A keypad overlay may be on. If the numlock light or cursor
control mode light is on, press Fn and F10 simultaneously to
turn off the cursor control mode light or Fn and F11
simultaneously to turn off the numlock light.
If the problem occurs when both the keypad overlays are off,
make sure the software you are using is not remapping the
keyboard. Refer to the software documentation and check
that the program does not assign different meanings to any of
the keys.
You have connected an external keyboard and the
operating system displays one or more keyboard error
messages.
The keyboard you connected may be defective or
incompatible with the computer. Try using a different make
of keyboard.
Nothing happens when you press the keys on the
external keyboard.
You may have plugged the external keyboard in while the
computer was turned on. Click Start, Shut Down or Turn off
computer, and Restart the computer using the TouchPad on
the internal keyboard. The computer will restart and
recognize the device.
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Display problems
Here are some typical display problems and their solutions:
The screen is blank.
Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to
activate the screen.
You may have activated the instant password feature by
pressing Fn and F1 simultaneously. If you have registered a
password, press any key, type the password and press Enter. If
no password is registered, press any key. The screen
reactivates and allows you to continue working.
If you are using the built-in screen, make sure the display
priority is not set for an external monitor. To do this, press Fn
and F5 simultaneously (once). If this does not correct the
problem, press Fn and F5 simultaneously again to return the
display priority to its previous setting.
HINT: Holding the Fn key and pressing the F5 key several
times will advance you through the display options.
If you are using an external monitor:
❖
Check that the monitor is turned on.
❖
Check that the monitor’s power cord/cable is firmly
plugged into a working power outlet.
❖
Check that the cable connecting the external monitor to
the computer is firmly attached.
❖
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the
external monitor.
❖
Press Fn and F5 simultaneously to make sure the display
priority is not set for the built-in screen.
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The screen does not look right.
You can change the display settings by clicking a blank area
of the desktop with the secondary control button, then
clicking Properties. This opens the Display Properties dialog
box. The Appearance tab of this dialog box allows you to
choose the colors for the screen. The Settings tab allows you
to choose the screen resolution.
The built-in screen flickers.
Some flickering is a normal result of the way the screen
produces colors. To reduce the amount of flickering, try using
fewer colors.
To change the number of colors displayed:
1
Point at the desktop and click with the secondary button.
2
Click Properties, and then the Settings tab.
3
Change the Colors option and click OK.
For more information see Windows® Help.
A message tells you that there is a problem with your
display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or
the current settings do not work with your hardware.
Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by
the computer’s internal display.
To change the display properties:
1
Point at the desktop and click with the secondary button.
The Display Properties window appears.
2
Click Properties, then click the Settings tab.
3
Adjust the screen resolution and/or color quality.
4
Click OK.
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The display mode is set to Simultaneous and the external
display device does not work.
Make sure the external monitor is capable of displaying at
resolutions of 800 x 600 or higher. Devices that do not
support this resolution will only work in Internal/External
mode, and not simultaneous mode.
Small bright dots appear on your TFT display when you
turn on your computer.
Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when
you turn on your PC. Your display contains an extremely
large number of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is
manufactured using high-precision technology. Any small
bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic
characteristic of the TFT manufacturing technology. Over a
period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer,
the brightness of the screen will deteriorate. This is also an
intrinsic characteristic of the screen technology. When the
computer is operated on battery power, the screen will dim
and you may not be able to increase the brightness of the
screen while on battery power.
Disk drive problems
Problems with the hard disk or with a diskette drive usually
show up as an inability to access the disk or as sector errors.
Sometimes a disk problem may cause one or more files to
appear to have garbage in them. Typical disk problems are:
You are having trouble accessing a disk, or one or more
files appear to be missing.
Make sure you are identifying the drive by its correct name
(A: or C:).
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Error-checking
Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories, files and
File Allocation Table (FAT) on the disk and repairs any
damage it finds:
To run Error-checking:
1
Click Start, then click My Computer.
2
Right-click the drive you want to check.
3
On the pop-up menu, click Properties.
The drive’s Properties box appears.
This feature is not available for CD/DVD drives.
NOTE
4
Click the Tools tab.
5
Click the Check now button.
The Check Disk All Apps box appears.
6
7
You can choose one or both options:
❖
Automatically fix file system errors
❖
Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
Click Start.
Error-checking tests and repairs the disk.
Your hard disk seems very slow.
If you have been using your computer for some time, your
files may have become fragmented. Run Disk Defragmenter.
To do this, click Start, then click All Programs, point to
Accessories and System Tools, and click Disk
Defragmenter.
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Your data files are damaged or corrupted.
Refer to your software documentation for file recovery
procedures. Many software packages automatically create
backup files.
You may also be able to recover lost data using utility
software. Consult your network administrator.
Some programs run correctly but others do not.
This is probably a configuration problem. If a program does
not run properly, refer to its documentation and check that the
hardware configuration meets its needs.
A diskette will not go into the optional external diskette
drive.
You may already have a diskette in the drive. Make sure the
drive is empty.
You may be inserting the diskette incorrectly. Hold the
diskette with the hub side facing down, and insert it so that
the metal head window cover goes into the drive first.
The metal cover or a loose label may be obstructing the path
into the drive. Carefully inspect the diskette. If the metal
cover is loose, replace the diskette. If the label is loose,
replace the label and try inserting the diskette again.
The computer displays the Non-system disk or disk error
message.
If you are starting the computer from a diskette, the diskette
in the drive does not have the files necessary to start the
computer. Replace it with a bootable diskette.
The drive cannot read a diskette.
Try another diskette. If you can access the second diskette,
the first diskette (not the drive) is probably causing the
problem. Run Error-checking on the faulty diskette (for
instructions see “Disk drive problems” on page 189).
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DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems
You cannot access a disc in the drive.
Make sure the tray which holds the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
is closed properly. Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the tray and remove the disc. Make sure the tray is
clean. Any dirt or foreign object can interfere with the laser
beam.
Examine the disc to see if it is dirty. If necessary, wipe it with
a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral cleaner.
Replace the disc in the tray. Make sure that the disc is lying
flat, label side uppermost. Close the tray carefully, making
sure it has shut completely.
You press the disc eject button, but the drive tray does
not slide out.
Make sure the computer is connected to a power source and
turned on. The DVD-ROM drive eject mechanism requires
power to operate.
Make sure a program is not accessing the drive and
preventing it from ejecting.
If you need to remove a disc and cannot turn on the computer
(for example, if the battery is completely discharged), use a
narrow object, such as a straightened paper clip, to press the
manual eject button. This button is in the small hole next to
the DVD-ROM eject button on the face of the DVD-ROM
tray.
Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil
lead can break off inside the computer and damage it.
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Some discs run correctly but others do not.
Check the type of disc you are using. The DVD-ROM drive
supports the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) formats DVDROM, DVD-R (read-only), plus CD-ROM, CD-R (readonly), and CD-RW (read-only).
If the problem is with a data CD or DVD, refer to the
software’s documentation and check that the hardware
configuration meets the program’s needs.
The disc will not come out of the drive when you click
the eject button on the screen.
Press the button on the DVD-ROM drive itself. For additional
information see “You press the disc eject button, but the drive
tray does not slide out.” on page 192.
Sound system problems
You do not hear any sound from the computer.
Adjust the volume control.
Try pressing Fn + Esc to see if volume mute is disabled.
If you are using external headphones or speakers, check that
they are securely connected to your computer.
The computer emits a loud, high-pitched noise.
This is feedback between the microphone and the speakers. It
occurs in any sound system when input from a microphone is
fed to the speakers and the speaker volume is too loud. Adjust
the volume control.
PC Card problems
PC Cards (PCMCIA-compatible) include many types of
devices, such as a removable hard disk, additional memory,
or a pager.
Most PC Card problems occur during installation and setup
of new cards. If you are having trouble getting one or more of
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these devices to work together, several sections in this chapter
may apply.
Resource conflicts can cause problems when using PC Cards.
See “Resolving a hardware conflict” on page 179.
Card Information Structure
When you insert a PC Card into a slot, the computer attempts
to determine the type of card and the resources it requires by
reading its Card Information Structure (CIS). Sometimes the
CIS contains enough information for you to use the card
immediately.
Other cards must be set up before you can use them. Use the
Windows® XP PC Card (PCMCIA) Wizard to set up the card.
Refer to your Microsoft® documentation for more
information, or refer to the documentation that came with the
PC Card.
Some card manufacturers use special software called
enablers to support their cards. Enablers result in
nonstandard configurations that can cause problems when
installing the PC Card.
If your system does not have built-in drivers for your PC Card
and the card did not come with an operating system driver, it
may not work under the operating system. Contact the
manufacturer of the PC Card for information about using the
card under the operating system.
PC Card checklist
❖
Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot.
❖
Make sure all cables are securely connected.
❖
Occasionally a defective PC Card slips through quality
control. If another PCMCIA-equipped computer is
available, try the card in that machine. If the card
malfunctions again, it may be defective.
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Resolving PC Card problems
Here are some common problems and their solutions:
The slot appears to be dead. PC Cards that used to work
no longer work.
Check the PC Card status:
1
Click Start.
2
Click My Computer icon with the secondary button,
then click Properties.
The System Properties dialog box appears.
3
Click the Hardware tab.
4
Click the Device Manager button.
5
Double-click the PCMCIA adapter.
6
Double-click the appropriate PC Card.
The operating system displays your PC Card’s Properties
dialog box, which contains information about your PC Card
configuration and status.
The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert a
PC Card.
The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict
between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the
system. Use Device Manager to make sure each device has its
own I/O base address. See “Fixing a problem with Device
Manager” on page 181 for more information.
Since all PC Cards share the same socket, each card is not
required to have its own address.
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Hot swapping (removing one PC Card and inserting
another without turning the computer off) fails.
Follow this procedure before you remove a PC Card:
1
Double-click the PC Card icon on the taskbar.
2
Click Safely remove xxxx, where xxxx is the identifier
for your PC Card.
The operating system displays a message that you may safely
remove the card.
3
Remove the card from the slot.
Never swap modules when the computer is in Hibernation or
Standby mode. This is known as “warm swapping” and is not
supported with this computer. For more information on
Hibernation and Standby modes see “Using Hibernation” on
page 101 and “Using Standby” on page 103.
The system does not recognize your PC Card.
Refer to the PC Card documentation.
Removing a malfunctioning card and reinstalling it can
correct many problems.
A PC Card error occurs.
Reinsert the card to make sure it is properly connected.
If the card is attached to an external device, check that the
connection is secure.
Refer to the card’s documentation, which should contain a
troubleshooting section.
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Printer problems
This section lists some of the most common printer problems:
The printer will not print.
Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet,
turned on and ready (on line).
Check that the printer has plenty of paper. Some printers will
not start printing when there are just two or three sheets of
paper left in the tray.
Make sure the printer cable is firmly attached to the computer
and the printer.
Run the printer’s self-test to check for any problem with the
printer itself.
Make sure you installed the proper printer drivers as shown in
“Setting up a printer” on page 71 or in the instructions that
came with the printer.
You may have connected the printer while the computer is on.
Disable Standby mode, turn off the computer, and turn off the
printer. Turn the printer back on, make sure it is on line, then
turn the computer back on.
Try printing another file. For example, you could create and
attempt to print a short test file using Notepad. If a Notepad
file prints correctly, the problem may be in your original file.
If you cannot resolve the problem, contact the printer’s
manufacturer.
The printer will not print what you see on the screen.
Many programs display information on the screen differently
from the way they print it. See if your program has a print
preview mode. This mode lets you see your work exactly as it
will print. Contact the software manufacturer for more
information.
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Modem problems
This section lists common modem problems:
The modem will not receive or transmit properly.
Make sure the cable from the modem to the telephone line is
firmly connected to the computer’s modem port and the
telephone line jack.
Check the port settings to make sure the hardware and
software are referring to the same COM port. See
“Determining the COM port” on page 127.
Check the communications parameters (baud rate, parity, data
length and stop bits) specified in the communications
program. It should be set up to transmit at 300, 1200, 2400,
4800, 9600, 14400, 28800, 33600 bps (bits per second) or
higher. Refer to the program’s documentation and the modem
manual for information on how to change these settings.
The modem is on, set up properly and still will not
transmit or receive data.
Make sure the line has a dial tone. Connect a telephone
handset to the line to check this.
The other system may be busy or off line. Try making a test
transmission to someone else.
For more information regarding your system's V.92 modem,
visit the Toshiba web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
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Wireless device problems
NOTE
This section provides general troubleshooting tips for
networking problems, specifically wireless (Wi-Fi) networking.
The terms and concepts used assume a basic understanding of
networks, and may be for more advanced users. If you need
assistance or if you are not familiar with the terminology,
please see Windows Help and Support or contact your
computer technician.
❖
If your computer is equipped with an internal Wi-Fi
adapter, verify that the Wi-Fi antenna switch is on (the
right-most light on the system indicator panel will be lit.)
NOTE
To determine if your computer has an internal Wi-Fi adapter,
check the device list in Device Manager (part of the Windows
Control Panel). Some Toshiba models may have a Wi-Fi
antenna switch even though they do not have an internal Wi-Fi
adapter.
❖
Verify that signal strength is good using the utility
provided with the Wi-Fi adapter.
❖
If another computer is on the same network, verify that it
has network access, and can connect to the Internet. If,
for example, the other computer cannot browse to a
public website, the ISP's (Internet Service Provider)
service may be disrupted.
❖
Verify that the Service Set Identifier (SSID), or network
name, is correct—i.e., that it matches the SSID assigned
to the access point you are attempting to connect through.
SSIDs are case-sensitive. Toshiba provides a Client
Manager utility for setting and managing SSIDs.
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Check Control Panel's Device Manager to verify that the
Wi-Fi adapter is recognized by Windows®, and that the
driver is loaded. Carefully note any error messages—
these will be very helpful if you should confer with a
support technician at a later time.
❖
Verify that the network connection is configured to obtain
its Internet Protocol (IP) address dynamically:
1 Click Start, Control Panel.
2 Double-click Network Connections.
3 Right-click the name of your wireless network
connection, then click Properties.
4 Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click
Properties.
5 Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
6 Click OK, then click Close.
❖
❖
Use IPCONFIG to verify that the computer has a useful
IP address—one other than the private address of
169.254.xxx.xxx assigned by Windows.
❖
Click Start, then click Run...
❖
Enter Cmd and press Enter.
❖
Enter "IPCONFIG /ALL" and press Enter.
❖
The IP address for each active network adapter will be
displayed.
Connect your computer directly to your router or
broadband modem, by plugging a standard CAT5
Ethernet patch cable (sold separately) into your
computer's RJ45 Ethernet port. If your connection
problem disappears, the problem lies in the Wi-Fi part of
your network.
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❖
201
Use the PING command to verify a connection to the
gateway at 192.168.1.1 (a default gateway for most
wireless routers).
❖
Click Start, then click Run...
❖
Enter Cmd and press Enter.
❖
Enter PING 192.168.1.1 at the command prompt, and
press Enter.
❖
If “Request Timed Out” or another error message appears
in response, then the problem is probably Wi-Fi-related.
If you have enabled any security provisions (closed
system, MAC address filtering, Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP), etc.), check the access point vendor's website for
recent firmware upgrades. Problems with WEP keys, in
particular, are frequently addressed in new firmware
releases.
Special considerations for Windows XP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption is not
enabled on the wireless access point.
When you install a wireless access point device, Windows XP
checks whether WEP encryption is enabled on the device. If
it is not enabled, Windows XP adds the device to its list of
available wireless networks, but does not create a wireless
connection using the device, since the connection would not
be secure. You can still, however, use the access point. To use
an access point without WEP encryption, follow these steps:
❖
Right-click the Wireless Network icon in the System
Tray (far-right portion of the Windows Taskbar).
❖
Click View Available Wireless Networks.
❖
Select Allow me to connect to the selected wireless
network, even though it is not secure.
❖
Windows XP will now try to establish a wireless
connection.
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The Windows XP wireless management facility does not
work.
If you are using an external Wi-Fi adapter (a PC Card, USB
adapter, or other variety), check if the adapter comes with its
own management utility. If it does, the utility may be
disabling the Windows XP wireless management facility, in
which case you must use the adapter's management utility. If
the documentation that accompanies the adapter does not
provide enough information to determine if this is the case,
contact that vendor's support group for further advice.
DVD operating problems
If you experience a problem playing DVDs, you may be able
to fix the problem yourself.
For general problems playing a DVD title, try the following
steps:
1
Verify that the disc is in a format that the drive supports.
2
Ensure that the disc is properly inserted in the drive tray.
3
Ensure that the Display properties are not True Color (24bit). If it is set to 24-bit color, there will be a video format
error. To verify your display settings:
4
❖
Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes,
and double-click Display.
❖
Click on the Settings tab and check the Color Palette. It
should be set to High Color (16-bit).
❖
If it is not set to High Color, change the settings to 16-bit
color and click OK.
Clean the disc and try again.
A dirty drive can also cause audio problems. If you have tried
several discs and all fail, consider sending your drive to an
authorized service provider to get it cleaned.
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Verify that your computer recognizes your DVD-ROM
drive. To do this:
Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. The
DVD-ROM drive should appear in the list.
6
See “Checking device properties” on page 182 for
instructions on using Device Manager to view the DVDROM properties.
7
Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on
DVD-ROM drives and their operation.
A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM
movie or title.
Disable the Shut off Monitor feature in the Display Properties
using the following steps:
1
Click the secondary mouse button on a blank area of the
desktop.
2
Click Properties.
3
Click the Screen Saver tab.
4
Deselect Shut off Monitor.
Jumping video lines appear around the DVD-ROM
video window.
To change the screen’s display resolution:
1
Click Start, Control Panel.
The Control Panel window appears.
2
Click Appearance and Themes, and double-click the
Display icon.
The Display Properties dialog box appears.
3
Click the Settings tab.
4
Next to the words Desktop Area, move the slider to a
lower setting, such as 800 x 600 or 640 x 480.
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Click OK.
DVD titles, games, or applications appear distorted.
Having Stretch enabled when your video resolution is set to
640 x 480 or 800 x 600 can cause distortion. To disable
Stretch, follow the instructions below:
1
Right-click the Desktop, select Properties.
2
Select the Settings tab.
3
Select the Advanced Flat Panel tab.
4
Click Disable Display Stretch Feature.
5
Click OK.
The screen saver runs while you are watching a movie or
title.
If the screen saver is enabled, it runs on top of any movie or
title you are watching. To disable the screen saver:
1
Click Start, Control Panel.
The Control Panel window appears.
2
Click Appearance and Themes, and double-click the
Display icon.
The Display Properties dialog box appears.
3
Click the Screen Saver tab.
In the Screen Saver list, the current screen saver is
highlighted.
4
Click the down arrow at the right of the current screen
saver name.
A list of screen savers displays.
5
Click and hold the up arrow by the list or move the slide
to the top.
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Click None.
7
Click OK.
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Save your work frequently.
You can never predict when your computer will lock, forcing
you to close a program and lose unsaved changes. Many
software programs build in an automatic backup, but you
should not rely solely on this feature. Save your work! See
“Computing tips” on page 76 for instructions.
On a regular basis, back up the information stored on
your hard disk.
Here are some ways you can do this:
❖
Copy files to diskette.
❖
Connect a tape drive to the system and use specialized
software to copy everything on the hard disk to a tape.
❖
Connect your computer to the office network and copy
files to your network partition.
Some people use a combination of these methods, backing up
all files to tape weekly and copying critical files to diskette on
a daily basis.
If you have installed your own programs, you should back up
these programs as well as your data files. If something goes
wrong that requires you to reformat your hard disk and start
again, reloading all your programs and data files from a
backup source will save time.
Read the user’s guides.
It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can
follow every time you experience a problem with the
computer. Your ability to solve problems will improve as you
learn about how the computer and its software work together.
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Get familiar with all the user’s guides provided with your
computer, as well as the manuals that come with the
programs and devices you purchase.
Your local computer store or book store sells a variety of selfhelp books you can use to supplement the information in the
manuals.
Data and system configuration backup in Windows XP
Windows XP offers some easy-to-use features for backing up
your Windows settings and your data – documents and other
important files. Take advantage of these features to protect
yourself from much more difficult and time-consuming
restoration procedures, and to safeguard your valuable data
from loss.
Saving system configuration with Restore Points
The System Restore feature of Windows XP quickly creates
Restore Points—‘snapshots’ of your Windows
configuration—and saves them for later recall. If you
experience problems after installing some new hardware or
software, you can easily select a previously established
Control Point to ‘turn back the clock,’ restoring Windows to
the state it was in just prior to the installation. This is much
easier and more effective than uninstalling the hardware or
software, which often leaves behind unwanted files and
settings. It’s also easy to undo a Restore Point selection, if
you change your mind.
Follow these steps to create a Restore Point using the System
Restore utility:
1
Click Start.
2
Click Help and Support.
3
Under Pick a Task, click Undo changes to your
computer with System Restore.
4
Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
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5
In the Restore point description field, enter a name that
is descriptive enough to be easily understand in the
future, such as “Before installing Brand X Accounting
app.” Then click Create.
6
Windows creates the Restore Point and automatically
stamps it with the current date and time.
Then, at a later time, you can re-establish your Windows
configuration using the saved Restore Point. To do this:
1
Click Start.
2
Click Help and Support.
3
Under Pick a Task, click Undo changes to your
computer with System Restore.
4
Click Restore my computer to an earlier time, then
click Next.
5
A calendar will be presented, showing a month at a time.
Each date for which a Restore Point has been set will be
marked as bold. When a boldfaced date is clicked, a
description of the Restore Point will appear in a list to the
right.
NOTE
This list may contain Restore Points that you did not create.
Restore Points labeled System Checkpoint were automatically
created by Windows XP. Other Restore Points may have been
created automatically by applications when they were installed.
6
Select the desired Restore Point from the list, and then
click Next.
7
Your Windows configuration will now be restored to the
state it was in when the chosen Restore Point was
created.
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Backing up your data to CDs with Windows XP
For most of us, by far the most valuable component of our
computer system is the data we have created with it, and
stored on its hard disk drive. Since problems with either
hardware or software can make the data inaccessible or even
destroy it, the next most valuable component of your
computer system may be a recent backup of your data.
Fortunately, Windows XP offers a convenient way to back up
your important data files to CDs, a relatively high-capacity
storage media. No additional software is required. Most of
the CD and DVD drives built into recent Toshiba portable
computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from
CDs. External CD and DVD writers are also widely available.
Follow these steps to back up files in the My Documents
folder to one or more CDs:
1
Put a blank CD-R (CD-recordable) disc into the computer’s
CD or DVD drive.
2
A menu of options will appear. Select Open writable
CD folder using Windows Explorer, and click OK.
3
A Windows Explorer window will open for the blank
CD. This window will be referred to as “the CD
window.”
4
Open a second Windows Explorer window, by clicking
Start, then My Computer.
5
In this second window, browse to the files you wish to
back up. Click the down-pointing arrow at the upper right
of the window (to the left of the Go button) to see a list of
locations that includes My Documents—a likely
location of your data.
6
Drag and drop folders or individual files from this
window into the CD window. If the files do not
immediately appear in the CD window, press F5 (or click
View, Refresh) to prompt Windows to display them.
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Documents and other data files that you create as you work are
typically stored in the My Documents folder. You may also
wish to back up other important data files stored elsewhere on
your hard disk drive, for example:
❖
E-mail files and settings—for Outlook, Outlook Express,
or other e-mail apps. Visit the vendors’ Web sites
(www.microsoft.com, for example) for detailed
instructions.
❖
Newsgroup files and settings—for Outlook Express, or
other newsgroup readers. Visit the vendors’ Web sites for
detailed instructions.
❖
Other data files. If you don’t find an application’s data files
in any of the folders within the My Documents folder,
check the application’s options or preferences settings to
discover the locations of the files.
7
When you have finished copying files to the CD window,
click File, Write these files to CD.
8
A CD Writing Wizard will appear, prompting for a name
for the CD. You may accept the default name, or enter a
new (more descriptive) name. Click Next to continue.
9
The CD Writing Wizard will now write the selected files
to the CD. It is best not to use the computer for any other
tasks during this operation, so as not to interrupt it.
10 Finally, click Finish. The CD will be ejected. It should
contain all of the files you have selected, but you may
easily verify this by placing the CD back into the drive,
and viewing the list of files.
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Favorites (bookmarks) for Internet Explorer and other
Web browsers
Follow these steps to back up your Favorites for Internet
Explorer (ver 5.0 or newer):
1
In Internet Explorer, click File, Import and Export.
2
The Import/Export Wizard will appear. Click Next.
3
Click Export Favorites, Next. (To restore the Favorites
to the hard disk drive later you would select Import
Favorites from this list.)
4
A list of your Favorites folders will appear, with the toplevel Favorites folder selected (highlighted). Click Next
to back up all of your Favorites, or select a particular
Favorites folder to back up, then click Next.
5
In the Export Favorites Destination window, use the
Browse button to browse to the My Documents folder.
Click Save in the Select Bookmark file window, and then
click Next.
6
Click Finish. The message “Successfully exported
favorites” should appear.
7
Follow the steps above for backing up files from the My
Documents folder to a CD.
Each CD has room for 650-700 megabytes of data. Follow
this same set of steps any number of times to back up any
number of files to as many CDs as is required to hold them.
Windows XP also includes a Backup utility, though it does
not directly support writing to CDs. For more information,
click Start, Help and Support, or start the Backup utility by
clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools,
Backup.
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General tips for installing hardware and software
Here are a few tips to help insure safe and easy installation of
new hardware (printers, pointing devices, external hard
drives, DVD writers, scanners, etc.) and software
(applications like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, or
utility software such as special toolbars for your web
browser).
❖
Create a Restore Point (see “Saving system configuration
with Restore Points” on page 206). Before installing
anything, use the System Restore utility to set a Restore
Point (see the section titled Restore Points). If anything
goes wrong, you will then be able to easily restore
Windows to the state it was in prior to the installation,
undoing any changes the installation process introduced.
❖
Back up your critical data (see “Backing up your data to
CDs with Windows XP” on page 208).
❖
Have your factory Restore/Reconfiguration CD(s) on
hand in case you need any files from them.
❖
Don't guess; follow directions carefully! It is often
necessary to run an installation utility first—before
connecting a new hardware item to the computer. If the
device is connected first, it may be very difficult to
complete the installation successfully. Always carefully
follow the installation instructions that accompany the
hardware or software.
❖
Restart Windows. Always restart Windows after each
installation, even if the installation utility does not
prompt you to do so. This will insure that the installation
is completed, and will clean up anything that the
installation utility left behind.
❖
Do one installation at a time. If you have several new
items to add to your computer system, install just one at a
time, creating Restore Points immediately before each
successive installation. This will make it much easier to
determine the origin of any new problems. For best
results, follow this sequence:
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1 Back up critical data.
2 Create a Restore Point.
3 Install one item of hardware or software.
4 Restart Windows.
5 Use the new hardware or software for awhile,
noting any new problems. Make sure that your
critical applications (e-mail, business apps, etc.)
are working correctly, and verify that important
devices are still functioning.
6 For each additional hardware or software item,
repeat these steps, starting at step 1 if any of your
critical data has changed, or starting at step 2 if no
critical data has changed.
If you need further assistance
If you have followed the recommendations in this chapter and
are still having problems, you may need additional technical
assistance. This section contains the steps to take to ask for
help.
Before you contact Toshiba
Since some problems may be related to the operating system
or the program you are using, it is important to investigate
other sources of assistance first.
Try the following before you contact Toshiba:
❖
Review the troubleshooting information in your
operating system documentation.
❖
If the problem occurs while you are running a program,
consult the program’s documentation for troubleshooting
suggestions. Contact the software company’s technical
support group for their assistance.
❖
Consult the dealer from whom you purchased your
computer and/or program. Your dealer is your best source
for current information.
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Detailed system specifications are available at
www.ts.toshiba.com by selecting your particular product and
model number, clicking GO, and then clicking the Detailed
Specs link from the menu on the left, or just refer to the
computer documentation shipped with your product.
For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United
States, call: (800) 457-7777.
Contacting Toshiba
If you still need help and suspect that the problem is
hardware-related, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help
you.
Toshiba’s Technical Support Website
For technical support, or to stay current on the most recent
software and hardware options for your computer, and for
other product information, be sure to regularly check the
Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
Toshiba voice contact
Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have:
❖
Your computer’s serial number
❖
The computer and any optional devices related to the
problem
❖
Backup copies of your Windows® operating system and
all other preloaded software on your choice of media
❖
Name and version of the program involved in the
problem along with its installation media
❖
Information about what you were doing when the
problem occurred
❖
Exact error messages and when they occurred
For technical support, call the Toshiba Global Support
Centre:
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Other Toshiba Internet Web sites
Within the United States at (800) 457-7777
Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273
Other Toshiba Internet Web sites
toshiba.com
Worldwide Toshiba corporate
site
computers.toshiba.com
Marketing and product
information in the USA
accessories.toshiba.com
Accessories information in
the USA
www.toshiba.ca
Canada
www.toshiba-Europe.com
Europe
www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
Japan
http://servicio.toshiba.com
Mexico and all of Latin
America
Toshiba’s worldwide offices
Australia
Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited
84-92 Talavera Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Sydney
Australia
Canada
Toshiba Canada Ltd.
191 McNabb Street
Markham, Ontario
L3R - 8H2
Canada
France
Toshiba Systèmes (France) S.A.
7, Rue Ampère; B. P. 131
92800 Puteaux Cédex
France
Germany
Toshiba Europe GmbH
Leibnizstraße 2
D-93055 Regensburg
Germany
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Italy
Centro Direzionale Colleoni
Palazzo Perseo
Via Paracelso 10
20041, Agrate Brianza
Milano, Italy
Japan
Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO
1-1, Shibaura 1-Chome
Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8001
Japan
Latin America and Caribbean
Toshiba America Information
Systems
9740 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, California 92618
USA
Mexico
Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V.
Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec.
CP 11000 Mexico, DF.
800-457-7777 (within the US)
949-859-4273 (outside of the US this call may incur long-distance
charges)
Spain
Toshiba Information Systems
(España) S.A.
Parque Empresarial San Fernando
Edificio Europa, 1a Planta
Escalera A
28831 (Madrid) San Fernando de
Henares
Spain
United Kingdom
Toshiba Information Systems
(U.K) Ltd.
Toshiba Court
Weybridge Business Park
Addlestone Road
Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2UL
United Kingdom
United States
Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618
United States
The Rest of Europe
Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Hammfelddamm 8
D-4-1460 Neuss
Germany
For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide
locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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Appendix A
Hot Keys
Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the
Fn key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a
legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key
controls.
Volume Mute
Fn +
This hot key enables/disables volume mute on
your computer.
When volume mute is enabled, no sound will
come from the speakers or headphones.
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Password security
This hot key blanks the display.
Fn +
Without a password
The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and
activates instant security. Using the pointing device or any
key will make the display’s content reappear, if no password
is set for the current user.
With a password
The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and
activates instant security.
If you set a blank screen saver, pressing the Fn + F1 key
combination to activate instant security will cause the screen
to go blank. Using the pointing device or any key will make
the display’s content reappear. The Windows® operating
system log-on screen will appear, prompting you for a
password. After typing in the password for the current user,
press Enter.
To activate the password feature:
1
Click Start, Control Panel, then click Appearances and
Themes.
2
Click one of the following:
❖
Choose a screen saver in the “Pick a task” section
❖
Display in the “or pick a Control Panel icon” section
The Display Properties window appears.
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Password security
3
If you clicked Choose a screen saver, the Screen Saver
tab has already been selected. If it is not selected, click
the Screen Saver tab.
4
Click the On resume, password protected check box.
5
Click OK.
Maintaining security when the battery is not fully charged
When the battery is not fully charged (even if the computer is
operating on AC power) your display may reappear
automatically after a short time. To protect your desktop, you
must set up a screen saver with a password before activating
the password feature.
To set up a password with a screen saver, go to Windows XP
help for instructions:
1
Click Start, Help and Support.
2
In the Search field, type password screen saver.
3
Press Enter.
4
Click the Protect your files with a screen saver
password link located under the suggested topics.
Follow the steps listed in the Windows help to set up your
password-protected screen saver.
To ensure the password protection is activated after pressing
Fn + F1 (to activate instant security), wait ten seconds before
walking away from the computer.
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Power usage mode
Fn +
This hot key displays the power usage pop-up window and cycles through the battery save modes.
Sample power usage modes
The properties of each mode are set in the Toshiba
Power Management utility. For more information,
see “TOSHIBA Power Saver” on page 153.
Standby mode
Fn +
This hot key places the computer into Standby
mode.
❖
A message box displays by default to confirm
that the computer is entering Standby mode.
You can choose not to display this message
box.
Sample Standby confirmation box
❖
For more information about Standby mode,
please see “Using Standby” on page 103.
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Hibernation mode
Hibernation mode
Fn +
This hot key places the computer into Hibernation
mode.
❖
If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default), a
message box displays by default to confirm
the computer is entering Hibernation mode.
You can choose not to display this message
box.
Sample Hibernation confirmation box
❖
If Hibernation mode is disabled, this hot key
will not respond. For more information on
Hibernation mode, see “Using Hibernation”
on page 101.
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Display modes
Fn +
This hot key cycles through the power-on display
options.
The display modes are:
❖
Built-in display panel only
❖
Built-in display panel and external monitor
simultaneously
❖
External monitor only
❖
Built-in display panel and TV
❖
TV only
Sample display options window
In order to use a simultaneous mode, you must set
the resolution of the internal display panel to
match the resolution of the external display
device.
Display brightness
Fn +
This hot key decreases the screen brightness.
Fn +
This hot key increases the screen brightness.
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Disabling or enabling the TouchPad
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad
Fn +
This hot key enables/disables the TouchPad.
For more information on using the TouchPad, see
“Disabling or enabling the TouchPad” on page 64.
Sample disable and enable TouchPad windows
Zooming applications in/out
Fn +
This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoomout. For more information, see “TOSHIBA Zooming Utility” on page 159.
Fn +
This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoom-in. For
more information, see “TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility” on page 159.
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Keyboard hot keys
Fn +
8
This hot key informs you when the Wireless
antenna on-off switch is in the off position. (No
message appears when the Wi-Fi-antenna on-off
switch is in the on position.)
Fn +
This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on
and off.
Fn +
This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off.
Fn +
This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and
off.
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Power Cord/Cable
Connectors
The computer features a universal power supply you can use
worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC
power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world.
USA and Canada
United Kingdom
UL approved
CSA approved
BS approved
Australia
Europe
AS approved
VDA approved
NEMKO approved
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Appendix C
Using ConfigFree™ with
your Toshiba Computer
ConfigFree™ is a set of utilities that makes it easy to control
communication devices and network connections.
ConfigFree also lets you identify communication problems
and create profiles for easy switching between locations and
communication networks.
NOTE
For more information on using ConfigFree, see the ConfigFree
online Help.
The ConfigFree utilities include the following:
❖
Connectivity Doctor—The Connectivity Doctor utility is
used to analyze network connections and fix networking
problems with your notebook computer. For more
information, see “Connectivity Doctor” on page 228.
❖
Search for Wireless Devices—The Search for Wireless
Devices utility searches for wireless LAN and Bluetooth®
devices used in the neighborhood, and displays
information about them on a virtual map. For more
information, see “Search for Wireless Devices” on
page 231.
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Profile Settings—The Profiles utility lets you switch
between network configurations. For more information,
see “Profile Settings” on page 236.
❖
ConfigFree SUMMIT—The ConfigFree SUMMIT utility
is used to connect with other ConfigFree users for file
sharing. For more information, see “ConfigFree
SUMMIT” on page 239.
ConfigFree also includes a screen saver that you can
customize by adding identifying text to devices. Click
Options on the Connectivity Doctor screen to access the
screen saver option.
Getting Started
This section contains information about the ConfigFree main
screen, and how to start and setup ConfigFree.
For more detailed information on setting up and using
ConfigFree, see the Help File included in the application.
Starting ConfigFree
To start ConfigFree, be sure the computer has a wired or
wireless connection. Then perform any of the following
steps:
❖
(Microsoft® Windows® XP or 2000) Click the Start
button, and select All Programs, TOSHIBA,
Networking, ConfigFree.
❖
Double-click the ConfigFree icon
❖
Press the TOSHIBA Assist button (if applicable to your
system) to open the TOSHIBA Assist, and then click the
ConfigFree icon.
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❖
NOTE
Click the ConfigFree icon
click the desired utility.
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on the taskbar, and then
If your computer is not connected to a network, the ConfigFree
icon on the taskbar is displayed with an “X.”
When you start a search for wireless devices, ConfigFree
Launcher displays on your computer desktop. You can then
click the appropriate icon on the Launcher to start the desired
ConfigFree utilities.
SUMMIT
Bluetooth®
Wireless LAN
Connectivity Doctor
Profiles
Sample ConfigFree Launcher
ConfigFree Launcher can be set to hide from view when it is
not in use. When this setting is active (set the ConfigFree
Launcher to Auto-hide mode), you can re-display ConfigFree
Launcher by moving the mouse cursor to the right of the
screen.
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Sample ConfigFree Launcher Auto-hide mode setting
Sample ConfigFree Launcher coming back into view
ConfigFree Utilities
Connectivity Doctor
The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network
connections and fix network-connection problems. Using
Connectivity Doctor, you can view detailed network
information by simply moving the mouse pointer.
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The Connectivity Doctor works with the following network
devices:
❖
Wired and wireless network devices
❖
Routers, hubs, and bridges
❖
Access points
The Connectivity Doctor displays the following information:
❖
WEP (Used, not Used)
❖
Wired connection line (link speed)
❖
Wireless connection line (signal strength and link speed)
❖
Location of wireless communication switch (identified
with a yellow arrow)
❖
Status of wireless communication switch (on or off)
Sample Connectivity Doctor screen
Moving the mouse pointer over a wired or wireless network
device icon displays information about the device, such as its
IP address, subnet mask, and MAC address. A wireless
network device also shows information such as the network
SSID and the device’s Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key
settings.
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Sample viewing device information
If a problem or potential problem is detected, in most cases, a
screen automatically displays showing you the possible cause
and solution for the problem.
A triangle containing an exclamation point also appears on
the Connectivity Doctor screen and an orange frame
describes the relevant location. You can also view the
possible cause and solution for the problem by clicking the
exclamation point. If multiple triangles display, you can
toggle between each of their cause and solution information
screens by clicking its exclamation point.
For example, if the connection to a wireless network cannot
be established because the wireless communication switch is
turned off, the problem description screen will normally
display automatically when you start the Connectivity
Doctor, and an exclamation point will appear next to the
wireless communication switch.
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The following checkboxes and buttons are provided on the
Connectivity Doctor screen:
Stay on the task
tray
When checked, the ConfigFree icon resides in
the system tray.
Options
Displays ConfigFree setting screen.
Log
Lets you create a diagnostic log, view a history of
log files, or delete the history. Log files are saved
as CFhtmlxxxxx.htm, where xxxxx is the creation
date and time. They reside in the folder:
C;\Documents and Settings\username\Local
Settings\Temp
About
Displays the version of Connectivity Doctor.
Help
Displays online help.
Close
Closes the Connectivity Doctor screen.
Search for Wireless Devices
The Search for Wireless Devices utility searches for wireless
LAN and Bluetooth® devices currently used in the
neighborhood, and displays information about them on a
virtual map.
To search for wireless devices:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Click Search for Wireless Devices.
A virtual map appears with a graphical representation of the
wireless devices that have been detected.
NOTE
Search for Wireless Devices can also be started from the
ConfigFree Launcher.
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For Wi-Fi networks, the intensity of a signal is displayed in
five levels or “bands.” The signal from the connected access
point is displayed in the bands surrounding the PC icon at the
center of the map. The closer to the center, the stronger the
connection. Placing the pointer over the displayed “point of
light” shows detailed information about the wireless device.
NOTE
The wireless device shown near the center of the map is not
necessarily near your notebook computer. If a wireless device
located a distance away also has a strong signal, it appears
near the center of the map as well.
The Search for Wireless Devices feature identifies if a device
is IEEE 802.11a, b, or g. It also includes an option to display
hidden access point availability.
Sample viewing Wi-Fi devices
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Creating a new wireless connection
NOTE
This feature is only supported on systems running Windows
XP SP2.
To add a new wireless connection to an Access Point:
1
Open the Search for Wireless Devices option from
ConfigFree Launcher.
2
Drag and drop the device you want to connect to the PC
icon at the center of the map. The Wireless Settings screen
appears.
Sample dragging a device to the Access Point
Sample Wireless settings screen
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Enter the SSID/WEP information and connect to the
device.
After the Access Point is set up and added to the connection
list, the system displays the Connection screen rather than the
Wireless settings screen.
Creating a detected device wireless connection
The following screen shows an example of Bluetooth®
devices that are detected using the Search for Wireless
Devices option. Moving the mouse cursor over a device icon
displays information about the device.
Sample viewing Bluetooth devices
You can connect to devices shown on the Bluetooth map:
1
Drag and drop the device you want to connect to the PC icon
at the center of the map.
2
Configured devices are automatically connected. Devices
not yet configured launch the Add New Connection
Wizard, where you can configure and connect to the
device.
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Transferring files using Bluetooth®
There are several ways to use Bluetooth to send files to other
devices.
To select the device using the Bluetooth radar screen:
❖
Open the Bluetooth radar screen, and drag and drop the
file directly onto the icon for that Bluetooth device.
Sample dragging the file to the Bluetooth device icon
To be prompted for the device:
1
Drag and drop the file to the Bluetooth radar icon on the
ConfigFree Launcher.
Sample dragging the file to the Bluetooth radar icon
Or, you can right click on the file and select Send to
Bluetooth Devices.
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Sample selecting Send to Bluetooth Devices option
2
Choose a file recipient.
3
Click Send.
NOTE
During a file transfer, connecting and disconnecting to the
selected device will occur automatically.
Disconnecting from a Bluetooth® device
To disconnect from a Bluetooth device:
1
Place the cursor on top of the connected line. The icon
changes to a pair of scissors.
2
Click to disconnect from the device.
Profile Settings
The Profile Settings utility lets you save network settings in
“profiles.” ConfigFree profiles are useful for easily switching
network settings and devices.You can switch network settings
simply by selecting the profile with the desired settings.
If you visit a client company occasionally, for example, you
can set up a profile to match that environment and connect to
the network. Similarly, users who access networks in the
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office and at home can set up profiles to handle these
networking environments.
A profile contains the currently configured network settings
on the computer, as well as information about any network
devices. The following settings can be saved (or “captured”)
in a profile:
❖
Internet settings — includes LAN settings (proxy server
settings) and the address of a home page that opens
automatically when Internet Explorer starts.
❖
Devices — lets you enable or disable settings of wired
and wireless network devices, infrared devices, and set
the power status of Bluetooth® antennas.
❖
TCP/IP settings — includes DHCP, IP address, subnet
mask, default gateway, DNS server, and WINS server
settings.
❖
Personal firewall settings for Internet connections.
❖
Dial-up connection settings for the default connection.
❖
File and printer sharing settings.
❖
Printer settings for the default printer.
❖
Bluetooth Security Level (for example, high or medium).
To create a profile:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Move the pointer to Profile.
3
Click Add. The Add Profile screen appears.
4
Select Capture and click OK. The Add Profile screen
appears.
5
Enter the name of the profile you want to create.
6
Enter any optional comments, if desired.
7
Click Change Icon and select an icon for this profile.
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Click the
icon at the bottom of the screen to display
more capture options.
9
Under Captured Items, select the items you want to
capture for this profile.
10 If connecting with a wireless network, select the desired
Auto Switch Settings. (These options are unavailable if
wireless devices have been disabled.)
11 Under Execute this program after switching, click the
Browse button and select the program, file, or Web site
URL that is to start after switching to this profile.
For example, to have Internet Explorer start in Windows XP
after switching profiles, type:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
12 Click OK.
Press to show more capture options
Sample Add Profile screen
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Sample expanded Add Profile screen
NOTE
The online help provides real-world examples of setting up
profiles for different networking environments.
After you set up one or more profiles, you can check their
settings and fine-tune them as necessary. Profiles can also be
imported and exported. This feature is useful when
transferring profile settings to other computers. For more
information about modifying, importing, and exporting
profiles, refer to the online help.
ConfigFree SUMMIT
The ConfigFree SUMMIT utility is a convenient way to share
files with other users and to transfer files between your
computers at home and at work. This utility is faster and
more dependable than sending the files via email.
Use this utility, which handles files regardless of size, to
distribute presentations, reports, or music files to meeting
attendees or to users at different locations.
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The SUMMIT utility uses the following types of connections:
❖
Wireless LAN via Access Point
❖
Wireless LAN via Ad-Hoc
❖
LAN (same subnet)
❖
Bluetooth® PAN/LAP
❖
Cross cable (Ethernet or Gbit Ethernet)
To host a ConfigFree SUMMIT, click the SUMMIT icon on
the ConfigFree Launcher, select the users that you want to
attend the SUMMIT meeting, and send them an invitation.
Select users
Send invitations
Sample of inviting users to SUMMIT meeting
When a user joins the SUMMIT, their icon appears on the
SUMMIT table.
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Sample of users attending SUMMIT meeting (user icons
appear on SUMMIT table)
Files can be shared with one user or all users attending the
meeting.
❖
To share a file with one user, drag and drop the file on the
user’s icon.
NOTE
Only the SUMMIT Host (the initiator) can share files with
multiple users by this method. SUMMIT users can share a file
with only one other user.
Sample of sharing a file with one user
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❖
To share a file with all users, drag the file to the center of
the SUMMIT table where users can access it as desired.
NOTE
If you are the Host of the summit, and drag a file to the center
of the SUMMIT table, it will automatically be sent to all
SUMMIT users who can then accept or decline the file as
desired.
Sample of sharing a file with all users
NOTE
Participating users must be connected by LAN, wireless LAN,
or Bluetooth (PAN). Firewall software may prevent ConfigFree
SUMMIT from working.
Using ConfigFree SUMMIT
To host a ConfigFree SUMMIT:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
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Click SUMMIT. Other users appear on the SUMMIT
main window.
SUMMIT can also be started from the ConfigFree Launcher.
NOTE
3
Select the appropriate users and invite them to the
SUMMIT meeting. As users join the SUMMIT, their
icons appear on the SUMMIT table.
4
Use drag and drop to share documents with SUMMIT
users:
❖
To share a file with one user, drag the file to the user’s
icon.
❖
To share a file with all users, drag the file to the center of
the summit table.
There are other ways to send files to users.
To send files to all SUMMIT users:
1
Right click on the file and select Send to SUMMIT Devices.
2
Click Send.
To send files to a user without creating a SUMMIT meeting:
1
Drag and drop the file to the Wireless radar icon on the
ConfigFree Launcher.
2
Right click on the file and choose a file recipient.
3
Click Send.
An Access Point may not always be available. To find out
how to use Quick Connect to launch ConfigFree Summit, see
“Direct Link Toshiba Device” on page 246.
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Quick Connect
The Quick Connect feature includes two options:
❖
Toshiba Wireless Projector. Switches the Wireless LAN
connection to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector
❖
Direct Link Toshiba Device. Launches ConfigFree
SUMMIT
Toshiba Wireless Projector
The Quick Connect feature switches the Wireless LAN
connection to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector. Once
the projector utility is installed, launching the Quick Connect
utility automatically opens the Wireless Data Projector
Application. There you can configure how you would like to
use the projector.
To connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Move the mouse pointer to Toshiba Wireless Projector
(DPJ), then click Connect.
Launching Quick Connect prevents you from using the
network to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector when the
wireless LAN Configuration is set to Ad hoc. If you are
connected to an access point, the connection is broken and reestablished later.
To review the current Toshiba Wireless Projector settings and
change them if necessary:
1
Click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Move the mouse pointer to Toshiba Wireless Projector
(DPJ), then click Settings. The Quick Connect
properties dialog box appears.
3
Complete the settings. Refer to the online help if
necessary.
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Click OK.
The default connection setting is for Ad hoc mode, therefore, if
the setting on the Toshiba Wireless Projector is in
Infrastructure mode, it will not connect. However, you can
change the settings to Infrastructure mode to match the
settings on the projector.
Sample Projector icon when connected with Quick Connect
If the wireless mode for the wireless setting is set for 5 GHz
(802.11a), Quick Connect changes this mode to 2.4 GHz
(802.11b) and then connects to the projector.
The wireless LAN configuration returns to the settings that
were last used before the Quick Connect function was started:
❖
If the Toshiba Wireless Projector utility is closed
❖
If you select Toshiba Wireless Projector (DPJ) from the
ConfigFree tray menu (this disconnects the wireless LAN
connection)
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If you select a profile from the ConfigFree tray menu or
when you disable a wireless device
❖
If you close ConfigFree
Direct Link Toshiba Device
When Access Point is not available, use the Direct Link
Toshiba Device feature to connect your computer in ad-hoc
(peer-to-peer) mode and use the Summit feature.
To use this feature:
1
Display the ConfigFree menu.
2
Select the ConfigFree Link option from the Direct Link
Toshiba Device submenu. This action switches the
computer’s wireless network setting to ad-hoc mode, and
launches the SUMMIT feature.
Sample using the Direct Link Toshiba Device feature
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Using the Automatic Switch
The Automatic Switch feature allows the computer to
automatically switch profiles the next time it is powered on.
This feature is particularly useful if you want your computer
to automatically switch from the network configuration you
use in your office to the one you use at home.
The Auto Switch feature contains options for automatically
switching between wired and wireless devices. With these
options, the computer automatically switches to a wireless
LAN network when the cable of the wired LAN network is
removed from the computer. When the cable is reconnected,
the connection to the wired LAN is re-established.
To use the Automatic Switch feature:
1
Right-click the
2
Click Auto Switch. The Auto Switch dialog box appears.
3
Check Enable Wireless when cable disconnect occurs.
4
Click OK.
NOTE
icon in the system tray.
If your computer is connected to multiple wireless LAN
devices, the Auto Switch (SSID) feature is disabled. To enable
this feature, only one wireless LAN device can be used.
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Semi-Automatic Switch Feature
The Semi-Automatic feature alerts you when the computer
connects to a Service Set Identifier (SSID) stored in a profile,
When the computer connects to the designated SSID, a
notification window appears. You can then click this window
to connect using the settings specified in the profile.
To use the Semi-Automatic Switch feature:
1
Right-click the
icon in the system tray.
2
Click Auto Switch. The Auto Switch dialog box appears.
3
Select the Auto Switch (SSID) tab.
4
Select the profile to be automatically selected when the
SSID is detected, then click Add. The profile is moved to
the List of target SSIDs and profiles.
5
Repeat the previous step for each additional profile you
want to select.
6
Select Automatically switch profiles when connected
to this SSID.
7
Check Automatically switch profile when connected to
this SSID.
8
Click OK.
The computer is now configured to use the Semi-Automatic
Switch feature. When the computer connects to an SSID in a
profile, a display notification window appears. You can then
click Switch on the window to switch profiles. You can also
set the option for having the switch be automatic without the
need for a notification.
NOTE
Several profiles can be defined for a single SSID. In this case,
several notification windows are displayed. By clicking these
windows, you can switch to the profile for that location.
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TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary
may not be available on your computer.
Acronyms
These acronyms may appear in this user’s guide.
AC
alternating current
BIOS
basic input/output system
bps
bits per second
CD
compact disc
CD-ROM
compact disc read-only memory
CD-RW
compact disc rewrite memory
CMOS
complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
COM1
communications port 1 (serial port)
COM2
communications port 2 (serial port)
CPU
central processing unit
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DC
direct current
DMA
direct memory access
DIMM
dual inline memory module
DOS
disk operating system
DPI
dots per inch
DSTN
dual supertwist nematic
DVD
digital versatile (or video) disc
DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory
ECP
enhanced capabilities port
EPROM
erasable programmable read-only memory
FAT
file allocation table
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
GB
gigabyte
HDD
hard disk drive
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
I/O
input/output
IRQ
interrupt request
ISP
Internet service provider
KB
kilobyte
LAN
local area network
LCD
liquid crystal display
LPT1
line printer port 1 (parallel port)
LSI
large-scale integration
MB
megabyte
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
PC
personal computer
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International
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RAM
random access memory
RFI
radio frequency interference
ROM
read-only memory
RTC
real-time clock
SCSI
small computer system interface
DDRAM
double data random access memory
SRAM
static random access memory
SVGA
super video graphics adapter
TFT
thin film transistor
USB
universal serial bus
URL
uniform resource locator
WAN
wide area network
www
World Wide Web
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Terms
These terms may appear in this user’s guide.
A
active-matrix display — A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an
array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also
known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film
transistor (TFT) for each cell. This type of display works well with
notebook computers because of its shallow depth and high-quality
color. Active-matrix displays are viewable from wider angles than
most passive-matrix displays.
adapter — 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.
alternating current (AC) — The type of power usually supplied to
residential and commercial wall outlets. AC reverses its direction at
regular intervals. Compare direct current (DC).
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application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a
specific type. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets,
and database management systems. See also program.
B
backup — A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the
original file is lost or damaged.
basic input/output system (BIOS) — See BIOS.
baud rate — The speed at which a communication device, such as a
printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of
signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per
second). See also bits per second.
BIOS (basic input/output system) — Basic instructions, stored in readonly memory (ROM), containing the information the computer
needs in order to check hardware and load the operating system
when you start up the computer.
bit: — Short for “binary digit.” A bit is the smallest unit of information
used by a computer. A group of eight bits is a byte. See also byte.
bits per second (bps) — A way of measuring the speed at which
information is passed between two devices. The basic measure used
in modem communications, bps is similar, but not identical, to the
baud rate. See also baud rate.
boot — To start the computer. The term “boot” originates from bootstrap
program (as in “pulling itself up by its bootstraps”), a program that
loads and initializes the operating system. See also reboot.
boot disk — See system disk.
boot priority (startup sequence) — The order in which the computer
accesses its disk drives to locate the startup files. Under the default
startup sequence, the computer looks for the startup files in the
diskette drive before checking the hard disk.
bus — An electrical circuit that connects the central processing unit
(CPU) with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter,
disk drives, and ports. It is the pathway through which data flows
from one device to another. See also bus speed, frontside bus.
bus speed — The speed at which the central processing unit (CPU)
communicates with the other parts of the computer.
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byte — A sequence of eight bits. A byte is the smallest addressable unit
of data. See also bit, gigabyte, kilobyte, megabyte.
C
cache — 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 CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache.
CD — An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM.
CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory) — A form of highcapacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for
reading data. See also CD. Compare DVD-ROM.
central processing unit (CPU) — The chip that functions as the “brain”
of the computer. It takes information from outside sources, such as
memory or keyboard input, processes the information, and sends the
results to another device that uses the information.
character — Any letter, number, or symbol you can use on the
computer. Some characters are non-printing characters, such as a
paragraph break in a word-processing program. A character
occupies one byte of computer storage.
chip — A small piece of silicon containing computer logic and circuits
for processing, memory, input/output, and/or control functions.
Chips are mounted on printed circuit boards.
click — To press and release the TouchPad control button or mouse
button without moving the cursor or mouse. In the Windows®
operating system, this refers to the left mouse button or primary
TouchPad control button, unless otherwise stated. See also doubleclick.
color palette — A set of specified colors that establishes the colors that
can be displayed on the screen at a particular time.
compatibility — The extent to which computers, programs, or devices
can work together harmoniously, using the same commands,
formats, or language as another.
configuration — (1) The collection of components that make up a single
computer system. (2) How parts of the system are set up (that is,
configured).
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controller — A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer
to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives,
monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers.
CPU — See central processing unit (CPU).
CPU cache — A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU
and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and
instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs.
See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache.
cursor — A symbol that indicates the current position on the screen. The
shape of the cursor varies, depending on the program you are using
and what you are doing.
D
default — The setting selected by a program when the user does not
specify an alternative setting.
device — A component attached to the computer. Devices may be
external (outside the computer’s case) or internal (inside the
computer’s case). Printers, disk drives, and modems are examples of
devices.
device driver — A program (called a “driver”) that permits a computer
to communicate with a device.
dialog box — An on-screen window displayed by the operating system
or a program giving a direction or requesting input from the user.
direct current (DC) — The type of power usually supplied by batteries.
DC flows in one direction. Compare alternating current (AC).
direct memory access (DMA) — A dedicated channel, bypassing the
CPU, that enables direct data transfer between memory and a
device.
directory — See folder.
disable — To turn a computer option off. See also enable.
disc — A round, flat piece of metal, designed to be read from and written
to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production of optical
discs, such as CDs and DVDs. Compare disk.
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disk — A round, flat piece of material that can be magnetically
influenced to hold information in digital form, and used in the
production of magnetic disks, such as diskettes and hard disks.
Compare disc. See also diskette, hard disk.
disk drive — The device that reads and writes information and programs
on a diskette or hard disk. It rotates the disk at high speed past one or
more read/write heads.
diskette — A thin, flexible disk in a protective jacket that stores
magnetically encoded data. Diskettes can be removed from the
computer and come in two sizes: 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch. Your
computer uses 3.5-inch diskettes. See also double-density diskette,
high-density diskette.
document — Any file created with an application and, if saved to disk,
given a name by which it can be retrieved. See also file.
double-click — To press the TouchPad control button or mouse button
rapidly twice without moving the cursor or mouse. In the
Windows® operating system, this refers to the primary TouchPad
control button or left mouse button, unless otherwise stated.
double-density diskette — A 3.5-inch diskette that can hold up to 720
KB of information (half the capacity of a high-density diskette). See
also diskette, high-density diskette.
download — (1) In communications, to receive a file from another
computer through a modem or network. (2) To send font data from
the computer to a printer. See also upload.
drag — To hold down the TouchPad control button or mouse button
while moving the cursor to drag a selected object. In the Windows®
operating system, this refers to the primary TouchPad control button
or left mouse button, unless otherwise stated.
driver — See device driver.
DVD — An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVDROM.
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DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory) — A
very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser optics for reading
data. Each DVD-ROM can hold as much data as several CD-ROMs.
Compare CD-ROM.
E
emulation — A technique in which a device or program imitates another
device or program.
enable — To turn on a computer option. See also disable.
executable file — A computer program that is ready to run. Application
programs and batch files are examples of executable files. Names of
executable files usually end with a .bat or .exe extension.
expansion device — A device that connects to a computer to expand its
capabilities. Other names for an expansion device are port expander,
port replicator, docking station, or network adapter.
extension — See file extension.
external device — See device.
F
file — A collection of related information, saved on disk with a unique
name. A file may be a program, information used by a program, or a
document. See also document.
file allocation table (FAT) — The section of a disk that keeps track of
the location of files stored on the disk.
file name — A set of characters that uniquely identifies a file within a
particular folder. It consists of two parts: the actual name and the file
name extension. See also file extension.
file extension — The three characters following the period (pronounced
“dot”) at the end of a file name. The extension indicates the type of
file. Examples are .exe for program files and .hlp for help files. See
also file name.
folder — Also called directory. A container for organizing files saved to
a disk. A folder is symbolized on screen by a graphical image (icon)
of a file folder. A folder can contain files and other folders.
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format — (verb) To prepare a blank disk for use with the computer’s
operating system. Formatting creates a structure on the disk so the
operating system can write information to the disk or read
information from it.
frontside bus — The primary pathway (bus) between the CPU and the
computer’s main memory. Also called “system bus.” See also bus.
function keys — The keys labeled F1 through F12, typically located on
the keyboard. Their function is determined by the operating system
and/or individual programs.
G
gigabyte (GB) — A unit of data equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes (1024 x
1024 x 1024 bytes). 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 1000 x 1000 x 1000 =
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 = 1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 1,073,741,824 bytes,
and therefore may show less storage capacity. Available storage
capacity will also be less if the product includes one or more
preinstalled operating systems, such as Microsoft Operating System
and/or preinstalled software applications, or media content. Actual
formatted capacity may vary. See also byte.
ground — A conductor to which all components of an electric circuit are
connected. It has a potential of zero (0) volts, is connected to the
earth, and is the point of reference for voltages in the circuit.
H
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 components of a computer system. Compare
software.
Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that
saves to the hard disk the current state of your work, including all
open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When
you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same
state it was when the computer was turned off. See also Standby,
Suspend.
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high-density diskette — A 3.5-inch diskette that holds 1.44 MB of data.
See also diskette.
hot key — (1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the
Fn key can set system options or control system parameters, such as
the battery save mode. (2) A key or combination of keys that
activates a memory resident program.
hot swapping — The ability to add or remove devices from a computer
while the computer is running and have the operating system
automatically recognize the change.
I
icon — A small image displayed on the screen that represents a function,
file, or program.
interlaced — A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which only
every other line of pixels is refreshed. Interlaced monitors take two
passes to create a complete screen image. Compare non-interlaced.
internal device — See device.
Internet — The decentralized, world-wide network of computers that
provides electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and other services.
See also World Wide Web.
K
keyboard shortcut — A key or combination of keys that you use to
perform a task instead of using a pointing device such as the
TouchPad.
kilobyte (KB) — A unit of data equal to 1024 bytes. See also byte.
L
L1 (level one) cache — Memory cache built into the processor to help
improve processing speed. See also cache, CPU cache, L2 cache.
L2 (level two) 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, CPU cache, L1 cache.
LAN (local area network) — 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.
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liquid crystal display (LCD) — A type of display that uses a liquid
substance between two transparent electrode panels. When an
electric current passes through the electrodes, the molecules in the
liquid form a crystalline pattern that polarizes the light passing
through it. A filter over the electrodes permits only non-polarized
light to pass to the surface of the display, creating light and dark
pixels.
load — To move information from a storage device (such as a hard disk)
into memory for processing.
local area network — See LAN.
logical drive — A section of a disk that is recognized by the operating
system as a separate disk drive. A system’s logical drives may differ
from its physical drives. For example, a single hard disk drive may
be partitioned into two or more logical drives.
M
megabyte (MB) — A unit of data equal to 1,048,576 bytes (1024 x 1024
bytes). See also bytes.
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.
microprocessor — See central processing unit (CPU).
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) — A standard for
connecting musical instruments, synthesizers, and computers. The
MIDI standard provides a way of translating music into a form
computers can use, and vice versa.
modem — Short for “modulator/demodulator.” A device that converts
information from digital to analog and back to digital, enabling
information to pass back and forth between digital computers and
analog telephone lines.
motherboard — The main circuit board in the computer. It contains the
processor, memory, and other primary components.
MS-DOS® prompt — See system prompt.
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multi-function drive—A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and
DVD media.
multimedia — A combination of two or more media, such as sound,
animation, and video in a computer program or presentation.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface — See MIDI.
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-interlaced — A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which
each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans
across and down the screen. Compare interlaced.
non-system disk — A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be
used to start the computer. Compare system disk.
O
online — Available through the computer. Online may refer to
information being read from your own computer’s hard disk, such
as online documentation or online help, or to information coming
from another company on a company network or the Internet.
operating system — A set of programs that controls how the computer
works. Examples of operating systems are Windows® XP and
Windows® 2000.
P
palette — See color palette.
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. Most modern printers are parallel. Compare serial.
password — A unique string of characters entered by a user to verify his
or her identity to the computer or the network.
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.
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peripheral — Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached
to the computer and controlled by the computer’s CPU.
pixel — Short for “picture element.” The smallest dot that can be
produced on a screen or printer.
Plug and Play — Generally, refers to the computer’s ability to
automatically configure itself to work with peripheral devices.
When capitalized, refers to a standard that, when followed by a
device manufacturer, allows a PC to configure itself automatically to
work with the device.
pointing device — Any device, such as the TouchPad or a mouse, that
enables you to move the cursor on the screen.
port — A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for
connection to a network or a peripheral device.
processor — See central processing unit (CPU).
program — A set of instructions that can be executed by a computer.
The general classes of programs (also called software) are operating
system, application, and utility. See also operating system,
application, utility.
properties — The attributes of an object or device. For example, the
properties of a file include the file’s type, size, and creation date.
R
RAM (random access memory) — Volatile memory that can be
written to as well as read. By volatile, we mean 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.
random access memory — See RAM.
read-only memory — See ROM.
reboot — See boot, restart.
removable disk — A disk that can be removed from a disk drive. A
diskette is one example of a removable disk.
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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 — Synonymous with reboot. To reset the computer by reloading
the operating system without turning the computer off. See also
boot.
RJ-11 — A modular connector used on most U.S. telephone systems
and direct-connect modems. The RJ-11 connector is a 6-wire
connector.
ROM (read-only memory) — Non-volatile memory that can be read
but not written to. By non-volatile, we mean 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.
S
select — To highlight or otherwise specify text, data, or graphics with the
intent to perform some operation on it.
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.
shortcut — See keyboard shortcut.
software — See program. Compare hardware.
Standby — A feature of some Windows® operating systems that allows
you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications
and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer
on again.
Suspend — A feature of some Windows®operating systems that allows
you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications
and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer
on again.
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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” or a “startup
disk.” Compare non-system disk.
system prompt — The symbol (in MS-DOS®, generally a drive letter
followed by a “greater than” sign) indicating where users are to
enter commands.
T
U
TFT display — See active-matrix display.
universal serial bus (USB) — A serial bus that supports a data transfer
rate of up to 480 Mbps (480 million bits per second). USB can
connect up to 127 peripheral devices through a single all-purpose
USB port. USB allows hot swapping of peripherals. See also bus,
hot swapping, serial.
upload — To send a file to another computer through a modem or
network. See also download.
USB — See universal serial bus (USB).
utility — A computer program designed to perform a narrowly focused
operation or solve a specific problem. Utilities are often related to
computer system management.
W
Web — See World Wide Web.
Wi-Fi — A trademarked term by the Wi-Fi Alliance which stands for
Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication
protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless
communication components.
World Wide Web (www) — The worldwide network of Web sites
linked together over the Internet. A user of the Web can jump from
site to site regardless of the location of the computer hosting the site.
See also Internet.
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Numerics
101-key keyboard 79
A
AC adapter 48
AC power cord/cable connectors
224
accessories
memory 55
adding memory 55
adjusting recording quality 138
Alt keys 79
assign keys
Fn-esse 163
audio
.wav files 137
audio features 134
Auto-Run 136
B
backing up files 77
battery
caring for 117
changing 114
charge not lasting 185
charging 52, 108
charging before use 45
conserving power 120
disposal 119
not charging 184
power usage hot key 121
power usage mode 219
unlocking 115
battery alarms 113
battery power
displaying remaining 112
monitoring 110
BIOS
see Toshiba Hardware Setup
Bridge Media slot 142
button
power 55
start 125
C
CD
creating 137
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playing an audio 134
playing using Auto-Run 136
channels
DMA 180
IRQ 180
character keys 78
charging
main battery 108
charging the battery 52
checking device properties 182
click 64
communications
network connection 128
system resources 180
compact disc positioning 93
compact discs
handling 94
inserting 92
removing 94, 95
computer
not accessing disk drives 175
setting up 56
turning off 66
warning
resume
failure
message 175
computer setup 45
computer-friendly environment 41
computing tips 76
connecting to a power source 48
connection
set up 129
control buttons 64
critical applications 3
Ctrl keys 79
D
desktop
creating new icon 124
major features 124
desktop exploration 123
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desktop icons 124
Device Manager 181
checking properties 182
disabling a device 182
devices
keyboard 69
mouse 69
disable/enable
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
171
Disk Defragmenter 190
disk drive
corrupted/damaged data files
191
missing files/trouble accessing
a disk 189
running slow 190
diskette drive
cannot insert a diskette 191
cannot read a diskette 191
connecting 72
external, connecting 72
display
does not look normal/flickers
188
external monitor not working
189
screen is blank 187
display device
external 67
display modes hot key 221
display output settings 68
display panel
closing 67
display, external
adjusting 69
disposal information 27
disposing of used batteries 119
DMA (Direct Memory Access) 180
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Index
double-click 64
DVD player
general problems 202
DVD-ROM drive
problems 192
troubleshooting 192
DVD-ROM/multi-function drive
problems 192
E
energy saving features 106
error messages
device driver conflict 179
general hardware problem 179
non-system disk or disk error
191
problem with display settings/
current
settings
not
working with hardware
188
program has performed an
illegal operation 173
warning resume failure 175
Error-checking 190
Ethernet LAN port 129
expansion memory slot 58
exploring the desktop 123
external
monitor
not working 189
mouse 69
external diskette drive
connecting 72
external display, adjusting 69
external speakers 72
F
FAT (File Allocation Table) 190
FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity Information” 3
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file extensions 88
file names 87
file, backing up 77
files
backing up 97
printing 88
restoring 98
saving 86
FN keys 79
Fn-esse
starting 161
using to assign keys 163
Fn-esse program 161
assigning a key 161
using drag-and-drop 162
function keys 80
H
hardware conflicts 179
resolving 181
headphones
connecting 72
using 139
Help and Support
Windows XP 178
Hibernation
enabling 153
Hibernation mode 101
configuring 102
starting again from 103
Hibernation mode hot key 220
hot key
display modes 221
Hibernation mode 220
keyboard 222, 223
keyboard overlays 223
power usage mode 219
Standby mode 219
volume mute 216
Index
hot key power usage mode 121
hot key utility 158, 167
hot keys 216
hot swapping
PC Cards 96
I
icon 124, 125
desktop 125
Internet Explorer 125
moving to desktop 124
recycle bin 125
safety 38
Industry Canada requirement 4
installation
memory module 56
installing
memory modules 55
mouse 69
instant passwords, using 151
Internet
bookmarked site not found 178
connecting to 132
features 133
slow connection 178
surfing 133
uploading and downloading
files 134
URL address not found 178
Internet Explorer icon 125
Internet Service Providers 132
IRQ (Interrupt Request) 180
ISPs 132
J
jack
RJ-11 145
K
key
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assign 163
changing 164
direct assign 163
popup 164
removing 164
key assignment
viewing existing 164
key assignments
changing or removing existing
164
keyboard
character keys 78
function keys 80
hot keys 223
not working 175
overlay keys 80
troubleshooting 186
Windows special keys 80
keyboard, external 69
keyboard, full-size 79
keyboard, PS/2-compatible
69
L
LCD power-saver 67
M
memory
adding 55
expansion slots 56
problem solving 183
removing expansion slot cover
58
memory module
inserting 59
installation 56
removing 62
microphone 137
external, connecting 73
modem
268
Index
connecting to a telephone line
144
determining COM port 127
problem solving 198
resetting port to default settings
127
upgrading 127
monitor 67
connecting 67
not working 187
mouse
installing 69
serial 69
N
network
accessing 128
Dial-Up Networking Wizard
128
networking
wireless 128
O
opening the display panel 53
other documentation 39
overlay keys 80
P
password
deleting a supervisor 150
disabling a user 152
supervisor
set up 149
passwords
instant, using 151
setting user 150
PC Card
checklist 194
CIS
(Card
Information
Structure) 194
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computer stops working 195
configuring 142
errors 196
hot swapping 96
hot swapping fails 196
inserting 140
modem default 127
not recognized 196
problem solving 193, 195
removing 141
setting up 142
using 96
Plug and Play 180
port
COM 127
Ethernet LAN 129
RGB 67
power
alarms 113
computer will not start 174
options 122
problem solving 184
taking care of your battery 117
turning on 54
universal power supply 224
power button 55
power mode
creating new 155
customizing 155
power source 48
power usage mode
hot key 121
power usage mode hot key 219
power usage modes 120
powering down
using Standby 103
precautions 42
primary button 64
printer
Index
local, connecting 70
problem solving 197
printing a file 88
problem solving
AC power 184
accessing disk drives 175
battery charge does not last 185
battery not charging 184
cannot insert diskette in drive
191
cannot read a diskette 191
changing display properties
188
checking device properties 182
computer hangs when PC Card
inserted 195
computer will not power up 174
contacting Toshiba 212, 213
corrupted/damaged data files
191
Device Manager 181
disabling a device 182
disk drive is slow 190
display is blank 187
external display not working
189
external monitor 187
faulty memory 183
hardware conflict 179, 180
high-pitched noise 193
illegal operation 173
Internet bookmarked site not
found 178
Internet connection is slow 178
keyboard
not responding 175
missing files/trouble accessing
a disk 189
modem not receiving or
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transmitting 198
no sound 193
non-system disk or disk error
191
PC Card 193
checklist 194
error occurs 196
hot swapping fails 196
not recognized 196
slot appears dead 195
power and batteries 184
printer 197
program not responding 172
program not working properly
191
screen does not look right/
flickers 188
Startup options 177
system resources 180
URL address not found 178
warning resume failure 175
Windows will not start 175
Windows XP not working 176
program, starting 82
programs
not running correctly 191
projector 67
connecting 67
protection of stored data 2
R
recharging
main battery 108
recording
.wav files 137
sounds 137
recording quality 138
recording sounds 137
recycle bin icon 125
RJ-11 jack 145
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Index
Run dialog box 85
S
safety
disposing of batteries 119
icons 38
precautions 42
saving files 86
screen
blank 187
does not look normal/flickers
188
secondary button 64
selecting a place to work 41
setting up
adding memory 55
computer 56
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
170
setting up a connection 129
setting up your computer 45
settings
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch
170
shutting down more quickly 99
sound
problem solving 193
sounds
recording 137
speakers
external, connecting 72
using external 139
Standby 103
Standby mode
going into more quickly 104
starting again from 105
Standby mode hot key 219
start button 125
starting a program 82
Run dialog box 85
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Windows Explorer 83
Windows Start menu 83
starting up the computer
from Shut down 101
from Standby 105
Startup menu
problem solving 177
stored data protection 2
supervisor password, deleting 150
supervisor password, set up 149
system tray 126
T
taskbar 126
telephone line
connecting to modem 144
television
adjusting display 69
Toshiba
Internet Web sites 214
worldwide offices 214
Toshiba Hardware Setup 165
Toshiba online resources 105
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch 168
disable/enable 171
Toshiba utilities 146
troubleshooting
DVD player
general problems 202
DVD-ROM drive 192
external keyboard 186
keyboard 186
keypad overlay 186
turning off the computer 66
turning on the computer 55
turning on the power 54
U
user password, disabling 152
user passwords
Index
setting 150
using a file extension 87
utilities
Toshiba Power Saver Utility
153
V
video projector
adjusting display 69
volume mute hot key 216
W
warranty
limited warranty 40
Web sites 213
Toshiba 214
Wi-Fi
wireless networking 128
Windows Explorer 83
Windows Media Player 134
Windows Start menu 83
Windows XP
Help and Support 178
problem solving 176
Windows XP Professional desktop
123
wireless interoperability 7
wireless networking 128
Wizards
Dial-Up Networking Wizard
128
X
xD-Picture Card 142
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