eBuddy 6.5
User’s Manual
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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
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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
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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
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Chapter 1
Introduction
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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 CDROM/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 rod u ct key n u m b er
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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Chapter 2
Getting
Started
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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
15. Volume control knob
8. LCD panel
16. Microphone-in jack
9. Battery
17. Audio-out jack for external
speakers or headphones
10. Keyboard
18. Power indicators
11. Speakers
19. Power button
12. Touchpad
13. Touchpad buttons
14. Scrolling button
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Left View
5.
Kensington lock hole
6.
Ventilation slots
7.
DC-adapter port
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
1.
USB ports
2.
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
3.
CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM eject button
4.
Phone jack for internal modem
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Bottom View
1.
Ventilation slots
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.
The
computer
is
reading
CD ROM Drive 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
Flashing
Blue
Blue
Wireless LAN
Blue
T
Description
Power is on and the AC
adapter is in use
Power is in suspend
mode
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
T
Battery power critically
low
Function Keys
Hold the Fn key while pressing the numbered function key.
Function key
Fn + F3
Description
Toggles display on/off
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Fn + F4
Suspend to RAM/HDD
Fn + F5
Toggles
displays
between
LCD/CRT
Fn + F6
Decreases LCD brightness
Fn + F7
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 CDROM/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.
Push the button to eject the
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.
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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Removing a Card
6.
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.
Press the eject button on the card slot to
release the button.
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.
1.
Open the Control
Panel.
2.
Double-click
Display. The
Display
Properties
window opens.
3.
Click the
Settings tab.
4.
Click the
Advanced
button.
5.
Click the Display
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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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.
Mirror
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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Chapter 3
Making
Connections
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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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Chapter 4
System
Software
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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 CDROMs. 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 CDROM 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 PROMPT.
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 CDROM 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 fdisk.
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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Chapter 5
Power
Management
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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.
Warning: 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:
Charging
Discharging
System On
4 hours
3.5 hours
System Off
(suspend to RAM)
3 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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Chapter 6
Using
the
BIOS
Setup
Utility
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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
Del
ESC
Up, down keys
(
)
PgUp or PgDn
Enter
F2 or F3
F10
Function
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.
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.
Press F10 to save changes, then exit.
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The Main Menu
The Setup Utility menu bar has nine main screens: Standard
CMOS
Setup, Power
CMOS
Setup, Advanced
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
Figure 6-1
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F10:Save & Exit
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)
Extd Memory:
: 16:55:24
LBA
Blk
PIO
55 MB
32Bit
Type Size Cyln Head WPcom Sec Mode Mode Mode Mode
Pri Master: Auto
On
Sec Master: Auto
On
Boot Sector Virus Protection
Month:
Day:
Year:
Disabled
Jan – Dec
ESC:Exit
01 – 31
↑ ↓:Sel
PgUp/PgDn:Modify
1980 – 2099
F1:Help F2/F3:Color
Figure 6-2
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Standard Feature Description
Field
Setting
System Time
& Date
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.
Type
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.
Pri. Master
Auto
CD-ROM/DVD
Not Installed
User
Sec. Master
Auto
CD-ROM/DVD
Not Installed
Function
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.
The Default setting is Auto. Auto lets the
system automatically read setup
information from the device.
User
Size
Hard disk capacity.
Cylinders
Displays the number of cylinders on the hard disk drive.
Heads
Displays the number of heads per cylinder on
the hard disk drive.
Only some hard disk drives support Logical
Block Addressing. Default depends on the Hard
Disk Drive type.
Only some hard drives support block (multisector) transfer of data
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.
LBA Mode
Blk Mode
PIO Mode
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Field
Setting
Function
32Bit Mode Only some hard disk controllers support 32 bit
data transfer
Base
These two items are detected automatically at
Memory;
start-up time and cannot be changed
Extended
Memory
Advanced CMOS Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP – ADVANCED CMOS SETUP
(C)2001 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
1st Boot Device
CD/DVD
Available Options:
2nd Boot Device
USB FDD
Disabled
3rd Boot Device
HDD
HDD
S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks
Enabled
CD/DVD
Password Check
Setup
Intel UNDI,
TouchPad Support
Enabled
USB FDD
Share Memory Size
32MB
USB 1.1 Device Legacy Support
Enabled
Display Expansion Support
Enabled
ESC:Exit
↑ ↓:Sel
PgUp/PgDn:Modify
F1:Help F2/F3:Color
Figure 6-3
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Field
Setting
1st Boot Device
CD/DVD
2nd Boot Device
USB FDD
3rd Boot Device
HDD
S.M.A.R.T. for Hard
Disks
Disabled
Display Expansion
Support
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Password Check
Share Memory Size
Function
1st Boot Device default is USB FDD.
2nd Boot Device default is CDROM.
3rd Boot Device default is IDE-0.
Only S.M.A.R.T. Hard Disks are
supported. The default is Disabled.
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.
Setup
The default value is Setup, which
specifies that a password is only
required to enter the setup utility.
Always
If Always is selected, the password is
required when the system is booted up
or resuming from a suspend-to-disk.
8MB
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.
16MB
32MB
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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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Field
Cover
Close
Setting
Panel off
Suspend
Auto DIM
Enabled
Disabled
Battery
Auto
Calibratio
n
Disabled
FAN Auto
Learning
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Function
The LCD will turn off when the
cover is closed.
The LCD will turn off and the
computer will enter suspend mode
when the cover is closed.
When AC adapter is not in use, the
monitor is run in power-saving
mode.
The monitor does not go into
power-saving mode.
Batttery calibration is disabled.
Battery calibration is endabled.
Battery calibration will optimize
the battery performance.
FAN learning is disabled.
FAN learning is ensabled. FAN
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)
Extd Memory:
: 16:55:24
LBA
Type Size
Cyln
Blk
0
63
On
On
Sec Master: CDROM
Month:
Day:
Year:
32Bit
Head WPcom Sec Mode Mode Mode Mode
Pri Master:User 12073Mb 23392 16
Boot Sector Virus Protection
PIO
55 MB
4
On
4
On
Disabled
Jan – Dec
ESC:Exit
01 – 31
↑ ↓:Sel
PgUp/PgDn:Modify
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
field values, and restart the computer
and Exit
using the new values. (Pressing F10 from
any of the menu screens also allows you
to save settings and exit.)
Exit Without Select this option to discard any changes
you have made to the field values, and
Saving
restart the computer using the old values.
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Appendix A
Frequently
Asked
Questions
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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:
1. Press F1 to enter the BIOS setup utility.
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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Appendix B
Statements
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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, EN610003-3 ) 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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