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eBuddy 6.5 User&#39

eBuddy

6.5

User’s Manual

10262 Battleview Parkway

Manassas, VA 20109

703 393 1940 www earthwalk com

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1

GETTING STARTED 1

Getting Started ................................................................................... 2

Inventory ............................................................................................. 3

Safety and Maintenance .................................................................... 4

Checklists ........................................................................................... 5

Features .............................................................................................. 6

Where to Look For Information......................................................... 7

Quick Start .......................................................................................... 8

Loading Windows .............................................................................. 9

Adjusting the Volume ...................................................................... 10

Adjusting the Brightness ................................................................ 10

Turning off Your Computer ............................................................. 11

Making a Startup Disk...................................................................... 11

Tips for New Owners ....................................................................... 12

CHAPTER 2

GETTING STARTED 15

Hardware and Software ................................................................... 16

Front View ......................................................................................... 17

Left View............................................................................................ 18

Right View ......................................................................................... 19

Bottom View...................................................................................... 20

LCD Status Indicators...................................................................... 21

Power Indicators .............................................................................. 22

Function Keys .................................................................................. 22

Numeric Keypad............................................................................... 23

Touchpad .......................................................................................... 23

Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive ................................................. 25

Disk Drives........................................................................................ 25

Connecting the Printer .................................................................... 27

The PC Card Slot.............................................................................. 28

Memory.............................................................................................. 29

The Graphics System ...................................................................... 31

Communication Components......................................................... 34 ii

CHAPTER 3

MAKING CONNECTIONS 35

Making Connections ........................................................................ 36

Left Side Connectors ....................................................................... 36

Right Side Connectors .................................................................... 37

Front Side Connectors .................................................................... 38

CHAPTER 4

SYSTEM SOFTWARE 39

System Software .............................................................................. 40

System Recovery ............................................................................. 41

CHAPTER 5

POWER MANAGEMENT 45

Power Management ......................................................................... 46

Power Saving Modes ....................................................................... 48

Power Saving Tips ........................................................................... 50

When to Replace the Battery .......................................................... 51

Heat Considerations ........................................................................ 51

CHAPTER 6

USING THE BIOS SETUP UTILITY 53

Using the BIOS Setup Utility........................................................... 54

Navigating and Entering Information in BIOS............................... 55

The Main Menu ................................................................................. 56

Standard CMOS Setup..................................................................... 57

Standard Feature Description......................................................... 58

Advanced CMOS Setup ................................................................... 59

Power Management ......................................................................... 61

Auto-Detect Hard Disk ..................................................................... 63

Change User Password ................................................................... 64

Change Supervisor Password ........................................................ 64

Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings .................................... 64

Exiting and Saving ........................................................................... 65

APPENDIX A

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 67

Frequently Asked Questions .......................................................... 68

APPENDIX B

STATEMENTS 71

Statements........................................................................................ 72 iii

European Notice............................................................................... 74

UL CAUTION ..................................................................................... 74

Canadian Department of Communications ................................... 75

Battery Disposal............................................................................... 76

CAUTION FOR ADAPTER................................................................ 76

BATTERY CAUTION......................................................................... 76

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT ............................................................ 76 iv

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I n t t r r o d u c t t i i o n v

Getting Started

Congratulations on your purchase of the Notebook computer! Your new notebook features the most innovative advances in portable computing technology. It combines state-of-the-art ergonomics with sophisticated architecture to provide you with a personal computer that is compact, powerful, and easy to use. Designed for a wide range of general, business, and personal productivity applications, the notebook is an ideal choice for use in the office, at home, and on the road.

For maximum expandability without compromising portability, the notebook accommodates a number of modules, including CD-

ROM/DVD/CD-RW/Combo Drive, three USB ports and one PCMCIA card. The high capacity hard disk drive provides you with plenty of storage space for multimedia files and applications.

This Manual contains all the information you need to set up and use your new notebook. It describes all the features of the notebook in an easy-to-read yet thorough manner.

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Inventory

This computer system is designed for years of productive and pleasurable computing. Use this section to keep details of your purchase. This information will be required should you need to make repairs to your notebook during the warranty period. Update this section when you add new options.

DATE OF PURCHASE:

PLACE OF PURCHASE:

DEALER'S NAME:

DEALER'S ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

E-MAIL ADDRESS/WWW:

CONTACT PERSON:

MODEL NUMBER:

SERIAL NUMBER:

BIOS VERSION:

The serial number is on the label (with a bar code) on the bottom side of the computer. The BIOS revision number will appear briefly on the screen after turning on the computer, before the graphic BIOS screen appears. Press the Pause key to keep the number on the screen so you can record it.

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Safety and Maintenance

You can use your computer under a wide range of environmental conditions. However, to ensure long use and continued high performance, consider the following factors when setting up your computer:

• Follow all warnings and instructions noted in this documentation and in the Windows Help program.

• The first time you use your computer, we recommend that you carefully read the Making Connections section of this manual and initialize the battery to ensure optimum battery performance.

• Unplug the computer from the power outlet before cleaning.

Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use aerosols, solvents, or strong detergents.

• Do not use the computer near open water or other liquids.

Never spill liquid onto the computer.

• Do not place the computer in an unstable location where it might slip or be knocked over. Serious damage could result from a fall.

• Slots and openings in the system cabinet are for ventilation purposes. Do not block or cover these openings or the system could overheat. Do not use or store the computer near a source of heat or dust.

• On the base or rear panel of this notebook, there is a label with information on the power requirements of this system.

These requirements must be followed. If you are unsure of your local power supply, consult your dealer or local Power

Company.

• Do not step on or place anything on the power cord.

• If you use the computer with an extension cord, ensure that the total ampere ratings of all the devices sharing the extension do not exceed the rating of the extension cord or the rating of the wall outlet.

• Never push foreign objects into the computer through any of the slots or openings. Dangerous voltages are present, which could cause electric shock or fire, or damage sensitive components.

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• For best results, use a power strip with a built-in surge protector. Do not use inferior extension cords as this may result in damage to your computer.

• Set the computer on a flat, stable surface. To prevent damage to the computer’s hard disk drive, avoid using the computer where it will be exposed to strong vibration.

Checklists

After opening the package, carefully inspect the contents. If any of the items is missing or appear damaged, contact your dealer. The shipping carton should contain the following:

STANDARD

• A notebook computer with a hard disk drive

• An internal battery

• A CD-ROM/DVD drive

• An AC adapter with power cord

• User's Manual CD-ROM

• System software CD-ROMs

OPTIONS

The following items are normally optional, but some vendors may include them in the standard package. Some items may not be available in some countries, or some vendors may choose not to carry all the items.

• Carrying bag

• An FDD disk

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Caution: When purchasing any of the accessories listed above, purchase only those accessories that are approved for use with your computer. The above accessories are proprietary items. Your system vendor can obtain these approved accessories. If you use items that are not approved for use with this computer, you may cause your computer to malfunction, or to emit or receive electro-magnetic radiation in excess of local regulations. For nonproprietary accessories such as PC cards or printers, ensure that the accessory functions properly in your computer before making the purchase. Your system vendor may be able to recommend reliable brands and models.

Features

High Capacity Hard Disk Drive

The computer has a high capacity hard disk drive, to store your favorite programs and large multimedia files.

Built-in Modem/LAN Capability

A built-in 56k modem and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port allows you to access the Internet or a local area network (LAN).

Large LCD

Your computer has an easy-to-view XGA LCD panel.

Built-in Stereo Speakers and Microphone

The stereo speakers and internal microphone enable you to run a variety of multimedia applications.

Convenient Audio Control

The conveniently located audio control knob enabled you to easily adjust the volume to the stereo speakers.

Launch Keys and Function Keys

Four Internet launch keys give you quick access to e-mail and the Internet.

Function keys give you easy control of power management and your monitor.

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Scrolling Button

Comfortably scroll through documents with the ergonomically designed scrolling button.

Where to Look For Information

About Your Computer

This User’s Manual describes the key elements of your computer.

New users can find a simple step-by-step orientation in the Quick

Start section of this chapter.

About Windows

The Windows Manual provides an overview of the Windows operating

System. Windows Online Help, found on the Start menu, offers extensive

Windows assistance. Welcome to Windows offers an online orientation for new Windows users. Find it in:

Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

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Quick Start

Turning on the Computer for the First Time

1. Connect the AC adapter power cord to the AC adapter.

2. Connect the AC adapter to the DC power port on the left side of your computer.

3. Connect the AC adapter power cord to an AC outlet.

4. Slide the cover latch in the direction of the arrows to open the

LCD.

5. Open the LCD panel to a comfortable viewing angle.

6. Press the power button to turn on the power.

Note: The battery is not fully charged.

Allow your battery to fully charge before using it (i.e., before disconnecting AC power). Calibrating the battery before use is also highly recommended. Refer to

Chapter 5, Power Management, for further information.

Use the touchpad to move the cursor on the screen. Move your finger across the pad to control the cursor, and press the right and left buttons beneath with your thumb. These buttons have the same functions as the right and left buttons of a standard mouse. You can also click or double-click by tapping on the touchpad. The middle button can be used to scroll up and down in documents and Web pages.

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Loading Windows

The following section is for installing the Windows operating system only. If you are installing a different operating system, please check with your vendor for installation details.

Your computer will begin loading Windows once you turn on the power. Wait a few seconds for Windows setup to load. The

Windows setup will prompt you for the product key number, shown to the right:

P r o d u c t k e y n u m b e r

Note: The product key is on a sticker attached to the bottom of the Notebook.

1. Type your name, and, if applicable, the name of your company.

2. Read the End User's License Agreement.

Click on Next to accept it.

3. Enter the product key number. You can find this on the Certificate of Authenticity on a sticker attached to the computer.

Click Finish.

4. The Start Wizard will prompt you to set the date, and your local time.

After the Start Wizard updates your system settings, the Welcome to

Windows screen will appear. You may disable this feature by clearing the check box labeled show this screen each time

Windows starts.

Some software comes preloaded with Windows. New users can familiarize themselves with this software by selecting Programs from the start menu, then clicking on programs to run them.

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Adjusting the Volume

You can adjust the volume with the volume control knob located below the touchpad.

Volume control button

Alternatively, you can adjust the volume with the Windows volume control applet located on the taskbar.

Adjusting the Brightness

Use the following hot key combinations to adjust the LCD panel brightness:

• Fn + F6 decreases the brightness

• Fn + F7 increases the brightness

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Turning off Your Computer

Turning off the computer properly is important to maintaining your computer.

1. On the Start menu, click

Shut Down.

2. Click the radio button next to

Shut Down in the Shut Down

Windows screen, and then click

OK.

If you are going to be away from the computer for a short period, there are ways of conserving power without shutting down the system. See

Chapter 5, Power Saving Modes, for details.

Warning: Shutting off the computer improperly may result in data loss.

Making a Startup Disk

If you have trouble starting Windows, the startup disk can be used to start your computer and fix many problems. Refer to the Windows user manual for instructions.

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Tips for New Owners

Take responsibility for backup

Back up files often. Users who need to manage large amounts of data may wish to use backup devices such as a tape backup unit or a ZIP drive. If you use your notebook as a networked workstation with system backup, talk to the system administrator about backup procedures for your notebook.

Don't leave passwords anywhere on your notebook or carrying case

Be careful when placing your notebook on an airport security conveyor belt

In most airports, security conveyor belts are safe for computers. If you are not sure, ask the security staff. You should keep a close eye on your computer. When you are in a hurry, make sure that you walk away with the correct notebook computer!

Tape your business card to the notebook and accessories

In the workplace, notebooks and accessories may often look exactly alike, leading to equipment mix-ups. Prevent such mix-ups by placing your name on your equipment.

Develop ergonomic work habits

The science of ergonomics studies the relationship between health and a suitable work environment. For more information on ergonomics, contact your nearest computer bookstore, or local library. The Internet also has information on this and other related subjects.

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Never take the notebook anywhere without the carrying case

A broken screen or case can be costly to repair. Prevent accidents by carrying the computer in a suitable carrying case.

Consider using a lock

For added security, consider purchasing a Kensington lock to put into the Kensington lock hole on the left side of your computer (see

Chapter 2, Left View). Use the Kensington lock to secure the computer to a desk or table.

Note: Using a computer for extended periods of time with a poor workstation setup and incorrect work habits can cause health problems.

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Hardware and Software

This chapter introduces the different components and controls of your notebook computer, including the hardware components, the software, and the audio and video systems.

Getting Started

Before you begin using your computer, read this chapter to familiarize yourself with the main components installed in the system.

Slide the screen latch on the front edge of the cabinet towards the right to release the cover latch and open up the computer.

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Front View

7. LCD release latch

9. Battery

10. Keyboard

11. Speakers

12. Touchpad

13. Touchpad buttons

14. Scrolling button

15. Volume control knob

16. Microphone-in jack

17. Audio-out jack for external speakers or headphones

18. Power indicators

19. Power button

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Left View

5. Kensington lock hole

8. VGA port external video display

9. LAN RJ-45 jack

10. PCMCIA card slot

11. PCMCIA card eject button

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Right View

3. CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM eject button

4. Phone jack for internal modem

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Bottom View

2. SO-DIMM SDRAM compartment

3. Battery release button

4. Battery

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LED Status Indicators

The status indicators in the upper left corner of the keyboard light up when a particular function of the computer is active. Each indicator is marked with a symbol.

CD ROM Drive

The computer is reading information from the CD-ROM,

CD-RW or the DVD ROM drive.

HDD

The computer is reading from, or writing to the built-in hard disk.

Number-Lock

The keyboard is in Num-Lock mode.

Caps-Lock

The keyboard is in Caps-Lock mode.

Scroll-Lock

The keyboard is in Scroll-Lock mode.

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Power Indicators

The power indicators show which power source the system is using. They also show battery status and low battery power alerts. The power indicators remain active and viewable even when the LCD panel is closed.

Icon Light Description

Blue

Flashing

Blue

Power is on and the AC adapter is in use

Power is in suspend mode

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Blue Wireless LAN

Blue

Flashing

Blue

Green

Flashing

Orange

Flashing

Red

Power is on and the battery is in use

Power is in suspend mode

Battery fully charged

Battery charging

Battery power critically low

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Function Keys

Hold the Fn key while pressing the numbered function key.

Function key Description

Fn + F3

Toggles display on/off

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Fn + F4

Fn + F5

Fn + F6

Fn + F7

Suspend to RAM/HDD

Toggles between LCD/CRT displays

Decreases LCD brightness

Increases LCD brightness

Numeric Keypad

The embedded numeric keypad consists of ten keys that make number intensive input more convenient. Press <Fn> +

<NumLock> to enable or disable the numeric keypad.

Touchpad

The touchpad is a pressure sensitive pointing device that provides all the features of a two-button mouse. Its primary function is to move the cursor around the screen.

Touchpad

Touchp

Scrolling

The instructions listed below describe how to use the touchpad.

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1. First, place your fingers on the keyboard in the normal typing position. The touchpad is easily accessible by moving either your left or right thumb off the space bar and on to the touchpad.

2. Gently move your thumb across the pressure-sensitive touchpad in the direction you want the cursor to move. The pad detects the change in pressure and moves the cursor in the corresponding direction.

3. The touchpad offers another method of making selections in a software program.

It is called double-tapping function. This function corresponds to double-clicking with a mouse. Once the cursor has been moved to the object you want to select,

lightly double-tap the pressure sensitive touchpad. This double-tapping function on the touchpad will select the desired item and prompt the software to perform the related operation.

4. The buttons located directly below the touchpad are the same in function as those on a two-buttoned mouse. Clicking these buttons makes selections, drags objects, or performs a variety of other functions depending on the software. To select an object, first move the pointer over the object you want to select, and then press the left button one time. The functions of these buttons are software specific.

5. Double-clicking is a common technique for selecting objects or launching programs from icons. Once you have moved the pointer over the object you wish to select, rapidly press the left button two times. This action is commonly referred to as “double-clicking” an object.

Dragging

There are two ways to drag:

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• Move the pointer to the desired location then press down the left button. While still holding down the left button, move the pointer to the desired location. Release the button.

• Move the pointer to the desired location. Tap the touchpad twice quickly as if you were double clicking, however do not remove your finger after the second tap. Move the cursor to the desired location. Lift your finger to finish dragging.

Adjust the touchpad settings by selecting Settings/Control

Panel/Mouse/Buttons. These settings allow you to change the orientation of the touchpad from right-handed to left-handed, and fine tuning the pointer movement and timing of clicks.

Touchpad Precautions

The Touchpad is a pressure-sensitive device. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Please take note of the following precautions.

• Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease.

• Do not touch the touchpad if your fingers are dirty.

• Do not rest heavy objects on the touchpad or the touchpad buttons.

Scrolling Buttons

If you are scrolling through a document, you may find that using the scrolling button is more restful to your hand than holding down a mouse button. The scrolling button is located between the touchpad buttons. Push the top of the button to scroll up in a document or Web page; press the bottom of the button to scroll down in a document or Web page.

Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive

Your notebook computer comes with a USB port

1.44 MB floppy disk drive (option). The FDD is “hot pluggable,” so you do not have to power down the notebook to connect it.

Floppy disk drive

USB connector

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Disk Drives

Your computer comes with several components for reading and writing

(recording) information.

Floppy Disk Drive

The floppy disk drive provides a convenient way of storing and transferring small files. The disk drive uses standard 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB disks. To use the disk drive, insert a disk (label side up) into the drive slot and slide it all the way in. To eject the disk from the drive, press the eject button. When the computer is reading from or writing to a disk, the disk indicator light will flash. Do not try to eject the disk when this light is active or you may lose data.

Hard Disk Drive

The hard disk provides high-capacity storage and fast access. Windows and most programs are stored here. Your notebook identifies the hard disk drive as drive C.

The CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD Drive

Your computer comes with a pre-installed CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drive.

The CD-ROM drive is a read-only drive. It cannot be used to write data to a recordable CD. The CD-ROM drive can read data from CDs, including audio or video CDs. The CD-RW can perform these same functions, as well as record information to writeable CD's. The DVD drive can read both DVDs and CDs. Your notebook identifies the drive with the letter following the hard drive letter. For example, if your hard drive is D, then the CD-ROM drive will be E.

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Inserting a Disk

1. Press the button on the front of the drive to open the disk tray and pull the tray open.

2. Place the disk on the tray, label side up.

3. Place the disk on the central spindle and press gently until the disk clicks into place.

4. Slide back the tray until it clicks shut.

Removing a Disk

5. Make sure the computer is not accessing the CD-ROM drive.

6. Press the eject button and pull the tray all the way out.

7. Pick up the CD by the edges and remove the CD-ROM from the tray. Push the tray into the computer until it closes fully.

Warning: When the computer is reading from a CD-

ROM/CD-RW/DVD, the indicator light for the CD-ROM will flash on. Do not attempt to remove a disk while this light is active.

Precautions for Handling CD-ROM Discs

Keep these precautions in mind when handling CD-ROM discs.

• Always hold the disc by the edges; avoid touching the surface of the disc.

• Use a clean, dry, cloth to remove dust, smudges, or fingerprints. Wipe from the center outward.

• Do not write on the surface of the disc.

• Extremes in temperature may damage discs. Store discs in a cool dry place.

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• Do not use benzene, thinners, or cleaners with detergent.

Only use CD-ROM cleaning kits.

• Do not bend or drop the discs.

• Do not place objects on top of discs.

Warning: Do not insert any foreign objects into the disc tray. Do not force the tray to open or close manually. When not in use, keep the tray closed to prevent dust or dirt from entering the drive unit.

If you experience difficulty when removing a

CD disc, stretch a paper clip (or use a pin or a thin metal rod) and insert it into the emergency eject hole located on the front panel:

The CD disk tray should eject immediately. This procedure can also be used to remove a CD from the drive when the notebook is powered off.

Connecting the Printer

To connect a printer to your notebook via the USB port, use the supplied

USB to printer adapter cable.

Note: Before use, you must install the driver for the adapter cable.

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The PC Card Slot

The PC card slot can be used as an interface between your computer and a variety of communications devices, such as network adapters, SCSI adapters, fax/modems, or provide additional data storage capacity. Your computer's PC card slot supports PCMCIA

Type II, 32-bit CardBus, and Zoomed Video cards.

Installing a Card

8. The topside of a PC card is usually identified with a label.

Insert the card into the slot with the label side up and the edge with pinhole contacts going in first.

Push the button to eject the

9. Insert the card into the slot.

You will feel some resistance as the card slides into the back of the slot.

Slide the card into the slot.

10. PC cards require drivers, or a program that allows the operating system to use a specific device. Many drivers are included with

Windows, but if not, you will be prompted to install the driver included with your card.

11. The computer will beep twice to indicate successful installation.

A single beep means that there was a problem recognizing the card.

Note: Please read the instructions included with individual PC cards. Some cards may be inserted with power on, while others require that the computer be turned off.

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6.

Removing a Card

If a card is in use, you must shut down the card before removing it. Or you can click the PCMCIA icon on the right side of the taskbar, then click Stop.

7. release the button.

Press the eject button on the card slot to

8. Press again to release the card.

Memory

Adding memory allows the computer to operate faster, handle more tasks simultaneously, and work more smoothly with large files. Users who increase memory demands - by adding additional programs, for example - may notice a slowdown in operating speed, and wish to increase memory.

The notebook includes a memory card slot for adding additional memory.

Note: Use only 1-inch

DDR SODIMM (200 pin)

modules.

Calculate memory size by adding the size of the memory module to the existing built-in memory. For example: 128 MB (module) +128 MB (built-in memory) = 256 MB Total

Replacing a Memory Card

Warning: Memory modules can be easily damaged by static electricity. Leave the module inside its static-proof bag until it is ready for installation.

Removing a Memory Card

1. Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter. Turn the computer upside down and lay it on a flat surface.

2. Carefully remove the two RAM compartment cover screws and remove the RAM compartment cover.

3. Gently pull tabbed latched in the direction of the arrows (1). The card will pop up slightly.

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4. Pull upwards on the card and then slide the card out (2).

Inserting a Memory Card

1. Hold the memory card by its edges with the edge-connector side towards the slot.

2. Hold the card at a shallow angle (about 25 degrees) and insert the edge connector into the connector slot (3). The “gold teeth” of the edge connector should no longer be visible when the card is fully inserted.

3. Press the card downwards so that it is flat inside the compartment (4). You may hear an audible click as the latches of the connector lock the card in place.

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4. Replace the RAM compartment cover and secure it with the two screws.

Your notebook computer will automatically detect the change in RAM capacity when it restarts.

The Graphics System

Your computer has a high-performance graphics system, which can easily handle the demands of today's multimedia computing.

Screen Controls

Brightness

Function keys can increase or decrease the brightness of the monitor.

• <Fn> + <F6> decreases the LCD panel brightness

• <Fn> + <F7> increases the LCD panel brightness

Resolution

9. Click My Computer/Control

Panel/Display/Settings. Click the Settings tab. The dialog box indicates the monitor resolution.

10. Use the slide bar to adjust the resolution.

Normally, you should use the resolution the LCD or monitor was designed for.

Note: Using a lower resolution than the screen was designed for will reduce the area of the display.

Using the computer in DOS mode may produce the same effect, because it uses a 640 by 480 resolution by default. You can stretch these low resolution displays to full screen size by selecting either the

Expanded Display or Display Expansion Mode features in the BIOS utility. However, the stretching may

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cause distortion, especially to fonts.

High Resolution with an external monitor

Higher resolution modes may be used, as long as the monitor supports them.

Connecting to an External Monitor

The notebook has a VGA monitor port to connect your computer to an external monitor.

Using the VGA monitor port

11. Locate the 15-pin VGA monitor port on the left side of your notebook and connect the video signal cable from the external monitor (or the VGA adapter) to the monitor port.

12. Connect the power cable from the external monitor to a power outlet and turn on the monitor.

13. On your notebook, click the right touchpad button on the Windows desktop to open the desktop menu. Click

Properties to open the Display Properties window.

14. In the Display Properties window, click

Advanced in the Settings tab. Click the

Display Modes tab.

15. Under Driver mode, you can select the appropriate options to change the display to an external monitor.

16. Adjustments to screen resolution and color depth can also be made in this dialog box.

Dual Displays

With Windows system, you may use an external monitor simultaneously with your notebook’s LCD. You may also use the external monitor only and disable the LCD or only use the LCD. To

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do this you may first need to enable the multiple display settings in

Windows 98. the

Panel.

2. Double-click

Display. The

Display

Properties window opens. the

Settings tab.

Advanced button. the

Modes tab. The screen shown at the right appears.

Under Display Modes, there is a drop-down list with tow options:

Single and Mirror. These options are described below.

Single

In Display Combination, there are two options available: VGA1 or LCD2. You can choose which device to apply as the Primary

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Mirror

display. VGA1 is the default value for Primary if an external CRT is available. If an external

CRT is not connected to the notebook, only

LCD2 is available.

In Single mode, the video display hot key combination is available—you can cycle the video output by pressing the Fn + F5 keys.

In Display Combination, there is no Primary display option available. Only LCD2 is available as Secondary display even when an external CRT is connected.

In Mirror mode, the video display hot key combination is available—you can cycle the video output by pressing the Fn + F5 keys.

If the external CRT is connected, the display on the LCD and the CRT is the same.

Tip: To ensure trouble-free video output, the first time you use an external monitor, change the output in the Display Properties dialog box. After successfully switching modes, you may use the video function keys.

Note: Light or dark dots may appear on the LCD due to technical limitations of LCD manufacturing. This will not effect normal operation of the LCD.

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Communication Components

This system provides powerful communication functions, including built-in Fax/Modem and PCMCIA card slot.

Fax/Modem

A phone jack on the left side of the computer allows you to connect to the Internet to send and receive data. When used with fax software, it can be used as a fax. When using this function, first plug the phone cord into the jack.

Anti-electromagnetic wave clip

To eliminate electromagnetic waves, it is strongly recommended that you thread the USB cable or phone cord through the clip provided as shown below when using USB peripherals, audio-out jack or connecting to a phone line.

Attention:

When using the data communications function, please do not plug the phone cord into the ISDN or PBX jack to avoid an electrical surge that will cause the MDC module to burn.

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Making Connections

Your computer is equipped with a full array of ports and connectors, including standard input/output (I/O) ports for quickly and easily adding peripheral devices such as printers, keyboards, and mice.

Refer to documentation included with individual devices for details on connecting these devices to your computer. Along with the standard ports found on most computers, your computer also includes IEEE

1394 ports, modem and LAN ports, offering advanced communications technology.

Left Side Connectors

1. Kensington Lock

Your computer includes a Kensington lock hole to be used with a standard Kensington lock. You can connect the notebook to a large object with the Kensington lock to prevent theft of your notebook.

See the documentation that comes with your Kensington lock for more information.

2. DC-in Jack

Connect the DC power cable from the AC adapter to this jack.

3. VGA Out (External Video) Port

The 15-pin VGA port can be used to connect your computer to an external monitor. (See the Graphics System in chapter 2 for more information).

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4. LAN RJ-45 Jack

With the built-in Ethernet LAN combo, you can make LAN connections without installing PC cards. Connection speed is 10/100

Mbps. When using the LAN function, wrap your LAN cable around the EMI ferrite suppression box to inhibit electromagnetic interference.

Right Side Connectors

1. USB (Universal Serial Bus) Ports

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the latest standard for attaching monitors, input devices, scanners, and other devices to a PC. USB devices can be chained together on a single cable.

2. Fax/modem RJ-11 Jack

The fax/modem can transmit data using the 56 Kbps V.90 protocol, and send and receive faxes at 14.4 Kbps. In some countries, local regulations may not permit the use of the fax/modem designed for this system. In this case, you may use a PCMCIA modem.

Warning: Plug your modem into an analog telephone jack only. Most homes use analog lines. Do not use digital lines, such as the PBX and

ISDN systems found in many offices. Digital lines may damage your modem.

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Front Side Connectors

1. Audio-out Jack

Connect a stereo headset or external speakers to this jack to listen to multimedia.

2. Microphone-in Jack

Connect a microphone this jack to record audio.

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System Software

Software List

Operating System

Your hard drive already contains all the software you need to operate the computer.

Audio and Video Drivers

These utility programs and drivers are included for the PC Card drive, the sound system, and the graphics sub-system.

DVD Player Application

The DVD player application will let you watch DVD movies on your notebook (for DVD-ROM module only).

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System Recovery

Before you start

Your system includes two Recovery CD-ROMs. Follow the steps in the appropriate section below to reinstall the operating system, the system software, or add a new hard disk.

• The factory has pre-partitioned your system's hard disk, so you may directly install the system software; however, if you change a new hard disk, you must first partition it.

If you reinstall your operating system, all of the data

originally on the hard disk will be overwritten. Before reinstalling the operating system, carefully backup any important data.

• Your system is shipped with two different Recovery CD-

ROMs. Before reinstalling, note the CD-ROM labels.

Caution: When you re-install operating system by

Recovery CD for Windows, we STRONGLY recommend connecting the AC adapter( do NOT use battery alone )to avoid warning message.

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Recovering Windows and Original Software

If your Windows operating system is lost or damaged, use the

Recovery CD (Windows).

Enter BIOS setup.

Set first boot device to “CD-ROM.”

(See Chapter 6: BIOS Settings.)

Put the Windows Recovery CD into the CD-

ROM drive and reboot the computer.

Hard disk partitioned?

NO

Follow the instructions in the sections below:

Creating a Suspend-to-Disk Partition

Partitioning the hard drive

Recovering Windows

Recovering original software

YES.

Follow steps under Recovering Windows.

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Partitioning the Hard Drive

Hard drive is not partitioned.

When the Microsoft Windows startup menu appears, select (2) Go to MS-DOS PRO MPT.

Press Enter to repartition your hard disk.

At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk and press Enter.

Note: If your computer is set to boot from the CD-

ROM drive, “A” refers to your CD-ROM.

If you see the message: “Do you wish to enable large disk support (Y/N),” Select “Y.”

On the first screen select “Create DOS partition or logical DOS drive.”

On the next screen select “Create Primary DOS partition.” This will create the largest possible partition as the C drive.

After completing disk partitioning, press ESC to exit fdis k.

Press <Alt>, <Ctrl>, and <Del> to reboot your computer.

Follow steps under Recovering Windows.

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Windows XP/ 2000 Pro. Reinstallation

Enter BIOS setup.

Set first boot device to “CD-ROM.”

(See Chapter 6: BIOS Settings.)

Put the Recovery CD for Windows XP/ 2000 Pro. Disc#1 into the

CD-ROM drive and reboot the computer.

When the Microsoft Windows XP/ 2000 Pro. Menu appears, choose option 1: Recovery CD for Windows XP/ 2000 Pro. When prompted, insert the Disc#2. It will take approximately five minutes to complete the installation. Remove the CD-ROM from the drive when the installation is complete.

Press <Alt>, <Ctrl>, and <Del> to reboot the computer. Enter the

BIOS Setup Utility and select Boot priority. Reset the boot priority to either A: or C:

While starting Windows, reenter the Windows information as prompted.

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Power Management

Battery Calibration

The first time you use a battery, you should calibrate it. The calibration process empties and charges the battery one time. This allows the Windows battery gauge to accurately monitor battery status. To calibrate a battery, follow these steps:

17. Plug in the AC adapter.

18. Restart the computer and when the startup screen appears, press Del key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

19. In the BIOS Setup Utility, select Power

Management Setup, choose Battery Auto

Calibration, then press <Fn><PgDn>.

Please make sure that AC adapter & Battery are present?

Would you to do battery auto-learning?

Yes.

No. (System Reboot)

20. Press <Y> at the above Battery Auto

Calibration dialog to begin the battery calibration. Please press [Space Bar] to select option, and [Enter] to continue.

Battery Calibration will take from 8 to 10 hours, depending on how much power the battery may already contain.

Note: For optimum performance, we recommend calibrating the battery again every three months.

Each time you charge and discharge a battery, it loses a tiny part of its storage capacity, so that, over time, it will store less than its potential charge. Similarly, if you do not use the battery for a few days, it will slowly self-discharge, and when it is recharged, it will hold less than 100% of the potential charge.

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Monitoring Battery Power

There are two ways to monitor how much power the battery has left.

12. Click start/Settings/Control

Panel/Power

Options; then click

Power Meter.

13. Moving the cursor to the battery icon on the taskbar is the simplest way to check on battery power status.

If you do not see the battery icon, enable it in Start/Settings/Control

Panel/Power Options. Choose the Advanced tab and click “Always show icon on the taskbar.”

Low Battery Alarms

How your computer responds to a low battery condition is set under

Start/Settings/Control Panel/Power Options/Alarms.

Two different power alarms can be enabled or disabled: the Low

Battery Alarm, and the Critical Battery Alarm. Use the slidebar to set the power level at which the alarms are activated. Click on the Alarm

Action button to choose whether the alarm sounds, displays a message, or both.

When battery power is low, the battery indicator will flash red, and the alarm will beep or display a warning on your screen. Take immediate action, such as saving files or connecting to the AC adapter, or data may be lost.

When the computer alerts you that the battery is low, immediately do one of the following:

• Connect the AC power adapter

• Save your work, and suspend to disk <Fn> + <F4>

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• Save your work, then select Shut Down from the Start menu

• Turn off or suspend the computer and replace the discharged battery with a charged battery (See Changing the Battery below).

Do not restart the computer until you have connected to an AC adapter, or replaced the discharged battery with a charged battery.

Battery Charging

When you use the AC adapter to connect your Notebook to a power outlet, the internal battery will automatically begin to recharge. While the battery is charging, the Battery Charge icon on the Indicator panel will be active. When the battery is fully charged, the Battery

Charge icon will turn off.

If your computer is turned off, a fully discharged battery will take about 3 hours to recharge. If your computer is turned on and is not in suspend mode, it twill take about 4 hours to recharge the battery.

Refer to the following table:

System On

System Off

(suspend to RAM)

4 hours

3 hours

3.5 hours

Note: A fully charged Li-Ion battery can run the

Notebook for approximately 3.5 hours.

Power Saving Modes

Adjust the default power management settings in the Power Options/

Advanced dialog box in the Control panel. The Power Options

Properties dialog box allows you to set different actions to take when the computer is left idle for a certain amount of time.

Suspend Mode

There are several possible settings for suspend mode, which can be selected in the Power Management dialog box: You may have the

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notebook standby, hibernate, or you can power off the computer altogether.

Standby

All devices are powered up and in suspend mode except for the CPU clock.

Hibernate

Suspend to Disk is similar to turning off the computer, except that the current state of the computer is copied to the hard disk as a special file. When the computer returns from suspend mode, the desktop appears with the same files and programs open as when the computer was suspended. Suspend to Disk is very useful when you don't want to take the time to shut down all open programs one by one to shut off the computer, only to have to open the same programs and files the next time you use the computer. This mode is also called hibernation mode.

Suspend-to-disk Partition/Suspend-to-disk File

In order to Suspend to Disk, you must have a special suspend-to-disk partition/file on your hard disk drive.

This partition is pre-installed on your computer. The pre-installed partition is large enough to store all system memory.

Power Off

System is shutdown.

Initiating Suspend Mode

There are four ways to initiate suspend mode. The settings can be adjusted in the Power Management dialog box:

• The computer will automatically enter suspend mode when not used for a set period of time.

• Selecting the Stand by button in the Shut Down Windows dialog box.

• Closing the screen cover (assuming no external monitor has been connected).

• Pressing the power button (if enabled in power settings).

• Pressing the suspend function key <Fn> + <F4>.

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Using the BIOS Utility for Power Management

With Windows running in ACPI mode, power can be controlled through the Power Management dialog box only. With operating systems that use ACPI power management, BIOS power settings have no effect.

Power Button Settings

The function of the power button can be set to Shutdown or Standby in the Power Management Properties dialog box in the Windows

Control Panel. However, holding the power button down for more than four seconds will force a power off while operating under any situation, resulting in the loss of any unsaved information.

Power Saving Tips

• Avoid operating the fax/modem, or audio and video applications when using battery power. Operating a fax modem, video, or audio equipment increases the computer's power requirements.

• Decreasing monitor brightness can also save power.

Decrease brightness by pushing <Fn> + <F6>. Increase it by pushing <Fn> + <F7>.

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When to Replace the Battery

Over time, the battery's capacity gradually decreases. We recommend that you replace your battery when you notice that it begins to store significantly less charge.

Changing the Battery

Change the main battery pack as follows:

14. Turn off the computer.

15. Close the screen lid and turn the computer over.

16. Slide the side battery latch (1) away from the battery. Continue to hold it until the battery is removed.

17. Push in the latch on the battery (2) while lifting the battery out of the compartment. Remove the battery.

18. Make sure the replacement battery is properly orientated. Slide back the side battery latch (1) then insert the battery into the battery compartment. Check that the latch locks back into position.

Heat Considerations

The computer's processor has been specially designed to consume little power, and generates very little heat. However, working in a hot environment, or working for long periods may raise the temperature.

Your computer takes the following steps to lower temperature:

21. The cooling fan will automatically turn on. You may feel air coming from a vent at the left side when this happens.

22. If the temperature continues to rise, processor activity will be reduced. You may notice a slight loss of performance when this happens.

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Using the BIOS Setup Utility

Your notebook has a BIOS setup utility that allows you to configure important system settings, including settings for various optional functions of the computer. This chapter explains how to use the

BIOS setup utility.

BIOS Setup Menu

The BIOS setup Utility allows you to configure your computer’s basic settings. When you turn your computer on, the system reads this information to initialize the hardware so that it can operate correctly.

Use the BIOS setup utility to change your computer’s start-up configuration. For example, you can change the security and power management routines of your system.

Starting the BIOS Setup Utility

You can only enter the BIOS setup utility as the computer is booting, that is between the time you turn on the computer and before the

Windows interface appears. If your computer is already on, shut down your computer completely (power off) and restart it and then press the Del key to enter the setup utility.

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Navigating and Entering Information in BIOS

Use the following keys to move between fields and to enter information:

Key Function

Del

ESC

Up, down keys

( )

Press Del to start the BIOS utility after turning on the computer.

Press Esc to exit any section. If you wish to exit the BIOS utility

without

saving changes, go to the main menu, then press Esc.

Push the up and down arrow keys to move among selections, then press

Enter to make a selection.

PgUp or PgDn

Enter

F2 or F3

Use the PgUp, PgDn keys to modify a field. Use PgUp to increase a value, such as a date or number, and PgDn

to decrease it. For other types of choices, such as “enabled,” or

“disabled,” use either key to move between choices.

Press enter to make a selection

Pressing either key changes the color of the graphic display.

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The Main Menu

The Setup Utility menu bar has nine main screens:

Standard

CMOS Setup

,

Advanced CMOS Setup

,

Power

Management

Setup,

Auto-Detect Hard Disks, Change

User Password, Change Supervisor Password, Auto

Configuration with Optimal Settings. Save Settings

and Exit,

and Exit Without Saving are used to exit the Setup

Utility.

AMIBIOS HIFLEX SETUP UTILITY – VERSION 1.38

(C)2001 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Standard CMOS Setup

Advanced CMOS Setup

Power Management Setup

Auto-Detect Hard Disks

Change User Password

Change Supervisor Password

Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings

Save Settings and Exit

Exit Without Saving

Standard CMOS setup for changing time, date, hard disk type, etc.

ESC:Exit ↑ ↓:Sel F2/F3:Color F10:Save & Exit

Figure 6-1

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Standard CMOS Setup

The Standard CMOS Setup page of the Setup Utility has a list of fields that describe the basic configuration of your computer. CMOS is simply a type of random access memory, or RAM, used to store the basic configuration of the computer.

AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP

(C)2001 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Date (mm/dd/yyyy): Wed Jan 12,2001 Base Memory: 640 KB

Time (hh/mm/ss) : 16:55:24 Extd Memory: 55 MB

LBA Blk PIO 32Bit

Type Size Cyln Head WPcom Sec Mode Mode Mode Mode

Pri Master: Auto On

Sec Master: Auto On

Boot Sector Virus Protection Disabled

Month: Jan – Dec ESC:Exit

↑ ↓

:Sel

Day: 01 – 31 PgUp/PgDn:Modify

Year: 1980 – 2099 F1:Help F2/F3:Color

Figure 6-2

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Standard Feature Description

Field Setting Function

System Time

& Date

Type

Pri. Master

Use these fields to set the time and date. The time is displayed in 24-hour format. The date can be set from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2099. The values set in these two fields take effect immediately.

Shows type of system installed, including the following options:

(Pri. Master) Auto, CD-Rom /DVD, No Installed, User;

(Sec. Master) Auto, CD-Rom /DVD, Not Installed, User.

Auto

CD-ROM/DVD

Not Installed

User

The Default setting is Auto. Auto lets the system automatically read setup information from the device. When set to

Auto, the BIOS will automatically detect hard disk capacity.

Sec. Master Auto

CD-ROM/DVD

The Default setting is Auto. Auto lets the system automatically read setup information from the device.

Not Installed

User

Size Hard disk capacity.

Cylinders Displays the number of cylinders on the hard disk drive.

the the hard disk drive.

LBA Mode Only some hard disk drives support Logical

Block Addressing. Default depends on the Hard

Disk Drive type.

Blk Mode Only some hard drives support block (multisector) transfer of data

PIO Mode The default value Auto lets the system automatically read setup information it needs for setup from hard disk drive. Five explicit values, 0 to 4, are also possible.

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Field Setting Function

32Bit Mode Only some hard disk controllers support 32 bit data transfer

Base

Memory;

Extended

Memory

These two items are detected automatically at start-up time and cannot be changed

Advanced CMOS Setup

AMIBIOS SETUP – ADVANCED CMOS SETUP

(C)2001 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

1st Boot Device CD/DVD

2nd Boot Device USB FDD

3rd Boot Device HDD

S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks Enabled

Password Check Setup

TouchPad Support Enabled

Share Memory Size 32MB

USB 1.1 Device Legacy Support Enabled

Display Expansion Support Enabled

Figure 6-3

Available Options:

Disabled

HDD

CD/DVD

Intel UNDI,

USB FDD

ESC:Exit

↑ ↓

:Sel

PgUp/PgDn:Modify

F1:Help F2/F3:Color

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Field Setting Function

1st Boot Device

2nd Boot Device

3rd Boot Device

CD/DVD

USB FDD

HDD

1st Boot Device default is USB FDD.

2nd Boot Device default is CDROM.

3rd Boot Device default is IDE-0.

S.M.A.R.T. for Hard

Disks

Disabled

Only S.M.A.R.T. Hard Disks are supported. The default is Disabled.

Display Expansion

Support

Enabled

Disabled

Enabled

If you are using DOS or a 640 x 480 resolution to run windows, the display will not fill the entire screen. Enable this mode to expand the display to the entire screen. The default is Enabled.

Password Check Setup The default value is Setup, which specifies that a password is only required to enter the setup utility.

Share Memory Size 8MB

16MB

32MB required when the system is booted up or resuming from a suspend-to-disk.

This field displays the amount of memory detected by the system during bootup. It allows you to select shared memory size for VGA usage. They are display only fields.

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Power Management

This section of the BIOS manages` power settings in operating systems other than Windows 98 or above, or operating systems using ACPI power management. In Windows 98 or above, power management is controlled through the Power Management window in My Computer, and BIOS power management settings have NO effect. In other operating systems that use ACPI power management,

BIOS settings likewise have no effect.

AMIBIOS SETUP – POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP

(C)2001 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Cover Close Panel Off

Auto DIM Enabled

Battery Auto Calibration Disabled

FAN Auto Learning Disabled

Available Options:

Panel Off

Stand by

ESC:Exit

:Sel

PgUp/PgDn:Modify

F1:Help F2/F3:Color

Figure 6-4

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Cover

Close

Auto DIM

Battery

Auto

Calibratio n

FAN Auto

Learning

Panel off The LCD will turn off when the cover is closed.

Suspend The LCD will turn off and the computer will enter suspend mode when the cover is closed.

Enabled When AC adapter is not in use, the monitor is run in power-saving mode. monitor power-saving mode.

Disabled Batttery calibration is disabled.

Enabled Battery calibration is endabled.

Battery calibration will optimize the battery performance.

Disabled FAN learning is disabled. learning learning will optimize the fan speed.

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Auto-Detect Hard Disk

When Auto-Detect Hard Disk is selected, the BIOS will automatically detect Pri. Master and Sec. Master settings.

AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP

(C)2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Date (mm/dd/yyyy): Wed Jan 12,2001 Base Memory: 640 KB

Time (hh/mm/ss) : 16:55:24 Extd Memory: 55 MB

LBA Blk PIO 32Bit

Type Size Cyln Head WPcom Sec Mode Mode Mode Mode

Pri Master:User 12073Mb 23392 16 0 63 On On 4 On

Sec Master: CDROM 4 On

Boot Sector Virus Protection Disabled

Month: Jan – Dec ESC:Exit

↑ ↓

:Sel

Day: 01 – 31 PgUp/PgDn:Modify

Year: 1980 – 2099 F1:Help F2/F3:Color

Figure 6-5

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Change User Password

With a User password, you can enter the Setup Utility and change or remove the User password, but you cannot enter the Setup Utility and change or remove the Supervisor password, nor enable diskette access if it has been disabled.

Change Supervisor Password

A supervisor password must be set before a lower-level user password can be set. After selecting Change Supervisor Password, press Enter. You will be prompted for the new password, and then again to verify it. Type in 6 or fewer keystrokes. If you make an error, press Esc to start over.

Enter new supervisor password:

Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings

The Auto Configuration pages reset the computer to default values.

The Auto Detect Hard Disks likewise helps users to configure their systems quickly. When you see the following prompt, choose Y to reset the computer to default values.

Load high performance settings (y/n)? N

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Exiting and Saving

Save Settings Select this option to save changes to the

and Exit field values, and restart the computer using the new values. (Pressing F10 from any of the menu screens also allows you to save settings and exit.)

Exit Without

Saving

Select this option to discard any changes you have made to the field values, and restart the computer using the old values.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My screen seems to time out too quickly. I have to constantly hit a key or move the mouse in order to bring it back. How can

I adjust the screen time-out?

A: This is part of Windows Power Management. Access Power

Management by clicking on Start / Settings / Control Panel /

Power Management. Adjust the display time-out by selecting a time next to the Turn off monitor option. You may also select different time-out values for adapter and battery power states.

Q: I've heard that cleaning up and rearranging files on the hard drive will improve the startup speed of my programs. How do I do this?

A: Hard disk maintenance can improve the startup speed of programs.

This maintenance includes deleting unnecessary files, and defragmenter, which rearranges data into more efficient groupings.

Windows includes utilities for performing these maintenance tasks.

In Windows 98, for example, go to Start/Programs /Accessories

/System Tools. Run Disk Cleanup to remove unnecessary files, and Disk Defragmenter to defragmenter the hard drive. For more information, refer to Windows documentation.

Q: The internal fax/modem dial tone sound is too low. How can I increase the volume?

A: There are two methods to adjust the volume of the internal fax/modem dial tone:

Method 1: Double-click the Volume Control icon on the Windows task bar. Adjusting the slide bar under PCSpkr will adjust the volume of the internal fax/modem dial tone.

Method 2: Use the volume control button on the front of the computer.

Q: What kind of external microphone can I use with my notebook computer?

A: You will need to use a self-amplifying microphone.

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Q: There is feedback noise coming from my speakers. What can I do?

A: Double click on the Speaker icon on the task bar. Then, under

Microphone Balance, check the Mute box.

Q: Because of a software problem, I was unable to shut down power normally. I pressed the power button to force a power off, but it didn't work. How can I force a power off?

A: Make sure you press the power button for at least 4 seconds.

Normally, this will force a power off. If this does not work, you can shut down the computer by inserting a needle into the reset button pinhole. (The reset button located on the computer bottom side.)

Q: Why can’t I charge the battery of my portable computer after it was out of use for some time?

A: After portable computers have not been used for a long time (more than one month), the batteries will go into the low voltage protection mode due to data back-ups and natural electrical discharge. At that point, restoring normal voltage will require slow charging over a period of several hours. Calibration can be performed after the battery has returned to a normal condition.

Q: My computer alerts “CMOS Battery Low”, what can I do?

A: If you keep your computer in no power situation (unplug the computer from the power outlet and remove battery at the same) over 45 days, your data in CMOS will be lost.

Please reconfigure your CMOS by following steps:

2. Select “Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings”. When you see the following prompt, choose <Y> and then press

<Enter>.

Load high performance settings (y/n)? Y

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3. Select “Save Settings and Exit”. When you see the following prompt, choose <Y> and then press <Enter> to restart your computer.

Save current settings and exit (y/n)? Y

4. When you see the following sentence “FAN never Learn. Do

it in BIOS Setup. Otherwise, Smart FAN function is invalid.

Press F1 to Run SETUP” then press F1.

5. In the BIOS Setup Utility, select “Power Management Setup”, choose “FAN Auto Learning” then press <PgDn>.

It will take about 20 minutes to complete FAN Auto Learning.

6. Press the power button to shut off your computer.

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Statements

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

23. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

24. Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

25. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

26. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Shielded interconnect cables and shielded AC power cable must be employed with this equipment to insure compliance with the pertinent

RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system's manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Declaration of Conformity

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions:

• This device may not cause harmful interference

• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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About The Modem

This equipment complies with Part 68 of 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, this information must be provided to the telephone company.

The modem jack of this equipment complies with Sub-part F of Part

68 of FCC rules.

The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices that may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to the line, as determined by the total RENs contact the telephone company to determine the maximum REN for the calling areas.

If the terminal equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. However, if advance notice isn't practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a compliant with the FCC if you believe it necessary.

The telephone company may mark changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make the necessary modifications in order to maintain uninterrupted service.

If trouble is experienced with this equipment, please contact the manufacturer for repair and (or) warranty information. If the trouble is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request you remove the equipment from the network until the problem is resolved.

The equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information.)

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 marks 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 provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for which charges exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.) To program this information, refer to the manual of the communication software.

European Notice

Products with the CE Marking comply with both the EMC Directive

(89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.

Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following

European Norms:

EN 55022 ( CISPR 22 ) Radio Frequency Interference

EN 55024 ( EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5,

EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-8,EN61000-4-11, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-

3-3 ) Generic Immunity Standard

EN 60950 ( IEC950 ) Product Safety

UL CAUTION

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

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

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

Canadian Department of Communications

This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the

Canadian Interference-causing Equipment Regulations.

About the Modem

The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements. 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. In some cases, the company's inside writing associated with a single line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly (telephone extension cord). 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 made by an authorized

Canadian maintenance facility 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.

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CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.

"The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes the percentage of the total load to be connected to a telephone loop which is used by the device. To prevent overloading, the termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devise subject only to the requirement that the total of the Load Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 100."

Battery Disposal

THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A LITHIUM-ION OR NICKEL-METAL

HYDRIDE BATTERY. IT MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.

PLEASE CONTACT LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES FOR

INFORMATION ON RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL PLANS IN YOUR

AREA.

CAUTION FOR ADAPTER

THIS NOTEBOOK COMPUTER IS FOR USE WITH MODEL NO.

PA-0060A-002

BATTERY CAUTION

MAY DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED.

REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED BY

THE MANUFACTURER. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE

MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS.

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1 PRODUKT TO EN60825

CAUTION:

THIS APPLIANCE CONTAINS A LASER SYSTEM AND IS

CLASSIFIED AS A "CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.” TO USE THIS

MODEL PROPERLY, READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

CAREFULLY AND KEEP THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE

REFERENCE. IN CASE OF ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS MODEL,

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST "AUTHORIZED SERVICE

STATION.” TO PREVENT DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE LASER

BEAM, DO NOT TRY TO OPEN THIS ENCLOSURE.

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