Preface
Notice
The company reserves the right to revise this publication or to change its contents without notice. Information
contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the manufacturer or
any subsequent vendor. They assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear
in this publication nor are they in anyway responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use (or misuse)
of this publication.
This publication and any accompanying software may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, translated, transmitted or reduced to any machine readable form without prior consent from the vendor, manufacturer or creators
of this publication, except for copies kept by the user for backup purposes.
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as an endorsement of that product or its manufacturer.
©September 2008
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this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home
or other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Intel and Intel Core are trademarks/registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
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:
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Re orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning
Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the
equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons when using any electrical equipment:
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5.
Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool.
Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electrical 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.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit (Full Range 220W AC/DC Adapter – AC Input
100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz DC Output 20V, 11A).
CAUTION
Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before servicing or disassembling this equipment.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, USE ONLY NO. 26 AWG OR LARGER, TELECOMMUNICATION LINE CORD
This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product
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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1.
Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer
to any shock or vibration.
2.
Do not place anything heavy
on the computer.
Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive
heat or direct sunlight.
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Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
Do not leave it in a place where
foreign matter or moisture may
affect the system.
Don’t use or store the computer
in a humid environment.
Do not place the computer on
any surface that will block the
Vents/Fan Intakes.
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3.
Avoid interference. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers, electric motors, and other
strong magnetic fields. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data.
4.
Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. Shut the computer down properly and don’t forget
to save your work. Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is depleted.
Do not turn off the power until
you properly shut down all programs.
5.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is
on.
Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
Power Safety
Warning
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals
and cables (including
telephone lines). It is
advisable to also remove your battery in
order to prevent accidentally turning the
machine on.
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• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a steady,
uninterrupted power supply. If you are unsure of your local power specifications, consult
your service representative or local power company.
• The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. The third prong
is an important safety feature; do not defeat its purpose. If you do not have access to a
compatible outlet, have a qualified electrician install one.
• When you want to unplug the power cord, be sure to disconnect it by the plug head, not by
its wire.
• Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current load
of all the connected devices.
• Before cleaning the computer, make sure it is disconnected from any external power supplies (i.e. AC/DC adapter or car adapter).
Do not plug in the power
cord if you are wet.
Do not use the power cord if
it is broken.
Do not place heavy objects
on the power cord.
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Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on.
• Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even
if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly
result in fire.
• Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode.
• Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel.
• Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries
may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
• Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
• Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
• Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
Battery Disposal & Caution
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life,
under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with
your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth. Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates)
or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and expose you and the
computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer from the
power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
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When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed.
If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids.
If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions.
If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks).
If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and
screw(s) before turning the computer on.
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Travel Considerations
Packing
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
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Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter. However,
check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters.
Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps.
If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’ adapters
and/or cables.
Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for both hardware and software. Make sure your “papers” are handy.
Power Off Before Traveling
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). Putting a
notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vents/Fan Intakes to be blocked. To prevent your computer
from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intakes while the computer is in use.
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On the Road
In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface, and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting,
keep these points in mind:
Hand-carry the notebook - For security, don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas, computer theft is very
common. Don’t check it with “normal” luggage. Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful. Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects.
Beware of Electromagnetic fields - Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the computer, hard disk, floppy disks, and other media. They may also destroy any stored data - Pass your computer and
disks around the devices. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to turn it on). Note:
Some airports also scan luggage with these devices.
Fly safely - Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in flight.
These restrictions are for your safety, follow them. If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment, make
sure it’s secure. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened.
Get power where you can - If an electrical outlet is available, use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies)
charged.
Keep it dry - If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location, water vapor can condense inside the computer.
Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate.
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Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods of time.
Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or
other joints. The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
• Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the
level of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed position.
• Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the floor or on
a footrest if necessary.
• Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably.
• Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles
when you are working.
• Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time.
Remember to:
• Alter your posture frequently.
• Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
• Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent
and short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.
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Lighting
Proper lighting and a comfortable viewing angle can reduce eye strain and shoulder and neck muscle fatigue.
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Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light.
Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.
Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance.
Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.
LCD Screen Care
To prevent image persistence on LCD monitors (caused by the continuous display of graphics on the screen for
an extended period of time) take the following precautions:
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Set the Windows Power Plans to turn the screen off after a few minutes of screen idle time.
Use a rotating, moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long).
Rotate desktop background images every few days.
Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use.
Cable TV Safety
If you have included a TV Tuner in your purchase option then pay careful attention to the following:
• Make sure that your CATV system installer has connected the Coaxial cable shield to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
• This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-93 of the NEC (Section 54, Part
I of the Canadian Electrical Code).
• The TV antenna supplied with any TV Tuner module is intended for indoor use only. Please do not use your TV Tuner
module outdoors.
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Contents
Notice .................................................................................I
FCC Statement .............................................................II
Instructions for Care and Operation .......................... IV
Power Safety .............................................................. VI
Battery Precautions ...................................................VII
Cleaning .................................................................. VIII
Servicing ................................................................. VIII
Travel Considerations ................................................ IX
Quick Start Guide
Overview ........................................................................1-1
Advanced Users ...........................................................1-2
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users ......................1-2
Warning Boxes ............................................................1-2
Not Included ................................................................1-3
System Software ..........................................................1-4
System Startup ...............................................................1-5
System Map: LCD Panel Open ......................................1-6
LED Indicators ............................................................1-7
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard .......................................1-8
System Map: Front & Rear Views ...............................1-10
System Map: Left View ...............................................1-11
System Map: Right & Bottom Views ..........................1-13
Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel ...............1-14
Video Features .............................................................1-15
Display Devices & Options .......................................1-16
Power Options ..............................................................1-17
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio &
Printer
Overview ........................................................................2-1
Hard Disk Drive .............................................................2-2
Optical Device ...............................................................2-3
Loading Discs ..............................................................2-3
Handling CDs or DVDs ...............................................2-4
DVD Regional Codes ..................................................2-5
7-in-1 Card Reader .........................................................2-6
ExpressCard Slot ............................................................2-7
Inserting and Removing ExpressCards ........................2-7
Application Hot Key ......................................................2-8
Game Keys .....................................................................2-9
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse .....................................2-10
Audio Features .............................................................2-11
Adding a Printer ...........................................................2-12
USB Printer ................................................................2-12
Install Instructions: ...................................................2-12
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Parallel Printer ...........................................................2-12
Power Management
Overview ........................................................................3-1
The Power Sources ........................................................3-2
AC/DC Adapter ...........................................................3-2
Battery .........................................................................3-2
Turning on the Computer ...............................................3-3
Power Plans ...................................................................3-4
Power-Saving States ......................................................3-6
Sleep ...........................................................................3-6
Hibernate ....................................................................3-7
Shut Down ..................................................................3-7
Configuring the Power Buttons .....................................3-8
Resuming Operation ...................................................3-9
Battery Information .....................................................3-10
Battery Power ...........................................................3-10
Conserving Battery Power ...........................................3-11
Battery Life ..................................................................3-12
New Battery ..............................................................3-12
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter .....3-12
Proper handling of the Battery Pack .........................3-13
Battery FAQ ..............................................................3-14
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Drivers & Utilities
RAID & AHCI Setup ..................................................4-1
What to Install ................................................................4-1
Module Driver Installation ..........................................4-1
Driver Installation ..........................................................4-2
Manual Driver Installation .........................................4-3
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ...................4-4
User Account Control (Win Vista) ..............................4-4
Windows Security Message .........................................4-4
New Hardware Found ..................................................4-4
Driver Installation Procedure .......................................4-5
Video (VGA) ..............................................................4-5
Audio ..........................................................................4-5
Modem ........................................................................4-5
TouchPad ....................................................................4-5
Card Reader/ExpressCard ..........................................4-6
Ap-Key Utility ............................................................4-6
Optional Drivers ..........................................................4-6
Intel Matrix .................................................................4-7
Wireless LAN .............................................................4-7
Bluetooth ....................................................................4-7
PC Camera ..................................................................4-7
TV Tuner ....................................................................4-7
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BIOS Utilities
Overview ........................................................................5-1
The Power-On Self Test (POST) ...................................5-2
Failing the POST .........................................................5-3
Fatal Errors .................................................................5-3
Non-Fatal Errors .........................................................5-3
The Setup Program ........................................................5-4
Entering Setup .............................................................5-4
Setup Screens ...............................................................5-5
Main Menu .....................................................................5-6
System Time & Date (Main Menu) ...............................5-6
SATA Port 1/2/3: (Main Menu) ....................................5-7
IDE Channel 0 (Main Menu) .........................................5-7
Installed Memory: (Main Menu) ...................................5-7
Advanced Menu .............................................................5-8
SATA Mode: (Advanced Menu) ...................................5-8
Reset Configuration Data: (Advanced Menu) ...............5-9
Security Menu ..............................................................5-10
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) ..................5-10
Password on boot: (Security Menu) ............................5-11
Boot Menu ...................................................................5-12
Exit Menu ....................................................................5-13
Upgrading The Computer
Overview ........................................................................6-1
When Not to Upgrade ..................................................6-2
Removing the Battery ....................................................6-3
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) .................................6-4
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) ........................6-7
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device(s) ..............6-10
Upgrading the Video Card ...........................................6-11
Modules
Overview ........................................................................7-1
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes .....................7-2
AHCI Mode ................................................................7-2
RAID ..........................................................................7-2
SATA RAID or AHCI Setup Procedure (BIOS) ........7-4
RAID Setup (Intel Matrix) .........................................7-5
Intel Matrix ..................................................................7-7
Intel Matrix Driver Installation ..................................7-7
Wireless LAN Module ...................................................7-8
Intel WLAN Driver Installation .................................7-8
Connecting to a Wireless Network ..............................7-9
Bluetooth Module ........................................................7-12
Bluetooth Driver Installation ....................................7-12
PC Camera Module ......................................................7-16
PC Camera Driver Application ................................7-17
PC Camera Audio Setup ...........................................7-18
BisonCap ...................................................................7-20
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Eliminating Screen Flicker (BisonCap) ....................7-21
Video View ................................................................7-22
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module ........................................7-25
MPC788/MPC718 Driver & Software .....................7-26
Digital TV Broadcast Signal ....................................7-28
TV Recording and Power Plans ...............................7-28
Remote Control Unit ................................................7-28
Troubleshooting
Overview ........................................................................8-1
Basic Hints and Tips ......................................................8-2
Backup and General Maintenance .................................8-3
Viruses ...........................................................................8-4
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ..........8-5
Problems & Possible Solutions ......................................8-7
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview ....................................................................... A-1
Ports and Jacks .............................................................. A-2
Card Reader .................................................................. A-2
Cable (CATV) .............................................................. A-2
Antenna Jack ................................................................. A-2
DC-In Jack .................................................................... A-2
DVI-Out Port ................................................................ A-2
External Monitor Port ................................................... A-2
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Headphone-Out Jack .....................................................A-3
Line-In Jack ..................................................................A-3
Microphone-In Jack ......................................................A-3
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port ....................................................A-3
RJ-11 Phone Jack ..........................................................A-3
RJ-45 LAN Jack ............................................................A-4
S/PDIF-Out Jack ...........................................................A-4
Security Lock Slot ........................................................A-4
S-Video-In Jack ............................................................A-4
S-Video-Out Jack ..........................................................A-4
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports .........................................................A-4
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA Video Driver Installation ............................... B-1
NVIDIA Control Panel ................................................. B-2
SLI Multi GPU Configuration ...................................... B-5
SLI Multi GPU Configuration & Battery Power .......... B-6
Display Devices ............................................................ B-7
Attaching Other Displays .............................................. B-8
Display Modes ............................................................ B-10
Enabling TV Display .................................................. B-13
Changing the TV Signal Format ............................... B-14
Specifications
Processor Types ............................................................ C-2
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Core Logic .................................................................... C-2
LCD .............................................................................. C-3
Security ......................................................................... C-3
Memory ......................................................................... C-3
BIOS ............................................................................. C-3
Video Card Options ...................................................... C-4
Storage Options ............................................................ C-5
Audio ............................................................................ C-5
Keyboard & Pointing Device ........................................ C-5
I/O Ports ........................................................................ C-6
Communication ............................................................. C-6
Operating Systems Supported ....................................... C-6
Power Management ...................................................... C-7
Power ............................................................................ C-7
Environmental Spec ...................................................... C-7
Physical Dimensions & Weight .................................... C-7
Optional ........................................................................ C-8
Windows XP Information
DVD Regional Codes ................................................... D-2
Audio Features .............................................................. D-4
Application Hot Key ..................................................... D-5
Game Keys .................................................................... D-6
Video Features .............................................................. D-7
Display Properties .........................................................D-8
Display Devices & Options ...........................................D-9
SLI Multi GPU Configuration ....................................D-10
Attaching Other Displays ............................................D-12
To Enable Windows Extended Desktop ...................... D-14
Enabling TV Display .................................................. D-15
Changing the TV Signal Format.................................. D-16
Power Management Features ...................................... D-17
Power Schemes ...........................................................D-17
System Power Options................................................. D-18
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown ....................................D-18
Stand by Mode vs. Hibernate Mode ............................D-18
Stand by ......................................................................D-19
Hibernate .....................................................................D-19
Configuring the Power Button ....................................D-20
Battery Information ..................................................... D-21
New Battery ................................................................D-21
Battery Life .................................................................D-21
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter ....... D-22
Proper handling of the Battery Pack ...........................D-23
Battery FAQ................................................................. D-24
Driver Installation ....................................................... D-25
What to Install ............................................................. D-26
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ...................D-27
Chipset ........................................................................D-28
Video ...........................................................................D-28
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Audio ..........................................................................D-28
Modem ........................................................................D-28
LAN ............................................................................D-28
TouchPad ....................................................................D-29
Card Reader/ExpressCard ...........................................D-29
Ap-Key Utility ............................................................D-29
Module Drivers............................................................ D-29
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes .................. D-30
AHCI Mode ............................................................. D-30
RAID ....................................................................... D-30
SATA RAID or AHCI Setup Procedure (BIOS) ........D-32
RAID Setup (Intel Matrix) ..........................................D-33
Windows Setup for RAID & AHCI Modes ................D-35
Intel Matrix Driver Installation ...................................D-36
Intel WLAN Module ................................................... D-37
Intel WLAN Driver Installation ..................................D-37
Bluetooth Module ....................................................... D-39
Bluetooth Driver Installation ......................................D-39
PC Camera Module ..................................................... D-43
PC Camera Driver Installation ....................................D-44
PC Camera Audio Setup .............................................D-45
BisonCap...................................................................... D-47
Eliminating Screen Flicker (BisonCap) ......................D-48
Video View.................................................................. D-49
Eliminating Screen Flicker (Video View) ..................D-50
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Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module ....................................... D-52
MPC788/MPC718 Driver &
Cyberlink PowerCinema Installation ..........................D-52
Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the
computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2
• Chapter 3
• Chapter 4
• Chapter 5
• Chapter 6
• Chapter 7
• Chapter 8
• Appendix A
• Appendix B
• Appendix C
• Appendix D
A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk,
optical device, 7-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard/34/54), TouchPad & Mouse, Audio Features,
& Printer.
The computer’s power saving options.
The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the
computer’s subsystems.
An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System).
Instructions for upgrading your computer.
A quick guide to the computer’s Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, PC Camera, TV Tuner and RAID
modules (some of which may be optional depending on your purchase configuration).
A troubleshooting guide.
Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices.
Information on the NVIDIA Video driver controls.
The computer’s specification.
Information on the Window’s XP OS.
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Quick Start Guide
Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful
to refer to “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1, “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 and “Upgrading The Computer”
on page 6 - 1 in the remainder of the User’s Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a of interest
to you.
Notes
Check the light colored
boxes with the mark
above to find detailed
information about the
computer’s features.
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then
the information contained in this Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up
and running. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more
detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the
remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You
may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a as indicated in the margin.
For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface
(Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.
Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the
symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.
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Quick Start Guide
Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows Vista/ Windows XP etc.) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet
and database programs) have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.
Drivers
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will need to install
the appropriate drivers. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component
e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order listed in Table 4 - 1, on page 4
- 3. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. If your
system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for you), refer to “Drivers
& Utilities” on page 4 - 1 for installation instructions.
Ports and Jacks
See “Ports and Jacks” on page A - 2 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
Overview 1 - 3
1
1
Quick Start Guide
TV Tuner Module
Support
Note that the TV Tuner
module (factory) options
in Windows Vista are
supported by the Windows Media Center
software which comes
built-in to the Windows
Vista Home Premium
and Ultimate Editions
only.
If your purchase includes a TV Tuner option, and you are reconfiguring your system
for a different system,
you should install either
Windows Home Premium or Ultimate Editions only.
1 - 4 Overview
System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is
not the case, or where you are re-configuring your computer for a different system,
you will find the following operating systems are supported:
Operating System & Version
Note
*Windows XP (Home or Professional)
*Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows Vista (64-bit) Home Basic Edition
Windows Vista (64-bit) Home Premium Edition
Windows Vista (64-bit)
Business/Enterprise/Ultimate Editions
In order to run Windows Vista
without limitations or decreased
performance, your computer requires
a minimum 1GB of system memory
(RAM).
Table 1 - 1 - Operating Systems Supported
*Note: For information on the Windows XP OS (specifically power, video and driver
information) see “Windows XP Information” on page D - 1.
Quick Start Guide
System Startup
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Remove all packing materials.
Place the computer on a stable surface.
Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard and mouse) to their ports.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack at the rear of the computer, then plug the AC power cord into an
outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter.
Move the LCD latches at the front of the computer outwards towards the sides of the computer, and hold them
in place while raising the top cover.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle, and press the power button to turn the computer “on”.
Adjust the LCD panel to a comfortable viewing angle.
The LED indicators show the power and battery status of the computer and display information on the power
status of the Bluetooth and Wireless LAN modules.
Shutdown
Note that you should always shut your computer down by
choosing the Shut Down command from the Lock Button
Menu in Windows Vista. This will help prevent hard disk or
system problems.
Figure 1 - 1 - Computer With AC/DC Adapter Plugged In
System Startup 1 - 5
1
1
Quick Start Guide
1.
Optional Built-In
PC Camera
2. LCD
3. LED Power &
Communication
Indicators
4. Built-In
Microphone
5. LED Status
Indicators
6. Hot Key Buttons
7. Power Button
8. Keyboard
9. Speakers
10. Game Hot Keys
11. Touchpad &
Buttons
System Map: LCD Panel Open
1
Wireless Device Operation
Aboard Aircraft
2
The use of any portable electronic
transmission devices (e.g. WLAN or
Bluetooth) aboard aircraft is usually
prohibited. Make sure any wireless
modules are OFF if you are using the
computer aboard aircraft.
3
4
5
9
6
7
9
10
8
Use the appropriate function key combination (see Table 1 - 5, on page 1 9) to toggle power to any wireless modules, and check the LED indicators to
see if any modules are powered on or
not (see Table 1 - 3, on page 1 - 7).
11
3
Figure 1 - 2 - LCD Panel Open
1 - 6 System Map: LCD Panel Open
Quick Start Guide
LED Indicators
The two sets of LED indicators (LED Status Indicators and LED Power & Communication Indicators)
on the computer display helpful information about the
current status of the computer.
Icon
Color
Description
Green
Card Reader Activity
Green
Hard Disk Activity
Green
Number Lock Activated
Green
Caps Lock Activated
Green
Scroll Lock Activated (to activate
press Fn & Scr Lk)
Icon
Color
Description
Orange
DC Power is Plugged In
Green
The Computer is On
Blinking Green
The Computer is in Sleep
Mode
Orange
The Battery is Charging
Green
The Battery is Fully Charged
Blinking Orange
The Battery Has Reached
Critically Low Power Status
Green
The (optional) Wireless LAN
Module is powered On
Orange
The (optional) Bluetooth
Module is powered On
Table 1 - 3 - LED Power & Communication Indicators
Table 1 - 2 - LED Status Indicators
System Map: LCD Panel Open 1 - 7
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard
These buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail program, and to a user-defined
application, with one quick button press. To use the
“user-defined application Hot Key Button”, you must
install the driver. See “Application Hot Key” on
page 2 - 8 for configuration instructions.
Table 1 - 4 - Hot Key Buttons
Hot Key
Function
Activate the Default E-Mail Browser
Activate the Default Internet Program
Activate the user specified application e.g.
Microsoft Word or Excel
In addition to the Hot Keys outlined above, the two
Game Keys on the left of the computer allow macros
to be configured for common keystrokes used in applications, as long as the driver is installed (see “Game
Keys” on page 2 - 9).
1 - 8 Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard
The keyboard has a numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and features Function Keys to allow you
to change operational features instantly.
Activate the Number Lock feature by pressing the
Num Lk key at the top right of the keyboard. You may
check if Number Lock is enabled or not by looking at
the LED status indicators.
Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make
a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard.
The system will detect and enable it automatically.
However special functions/AP-Key buttons unique to
the system’s regular keyboard may not work.
Quick Start Guide
Keys
Description
Keys
Description
Fn + ~
Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs)
Fn + F7
Display Toggle
Fn + F1
TouchPad Toggle
Fn + F8
Decrease LCD Brightness
Fn + 1
Fan Automatic Control / Full Power
Fn + F9
Increase LCD Brightness
Fn + F3
Mute Toggle
Fn + F10
PC Camera Toggle
Fn + F4
Sleep Toggle
Fn + F11
WLAN Module Toggle
Fn + F5
Decrease Audio Volume
Fn + F12
Bluetooth Module Toggle
Fn + F6
Increase Audio Volume
Fn + Scr Lk
Scroll Lock Toggle
Table 1 - 5 - Function Keys
Special Characters
Function Keys
Num Lk & Scr Lk Keys
Fn Key
Numeric
Keypad
Some software applications allow the number-keys
to be used with Alt to produce special characters.
These special characters can only be produced by
using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in
the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make
sure that Num Lk is on.
Figure 1 - 3 - Keyboard
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard 1 - 9
1
1
Quick Start Guide
1.
2.
3.
4.
LCD Latches
Line-In Jack
S/PDIF-Out Jack
Microphone-In
Jack
5. Headphone-Out
Jack
6. Speakers
7. Vent/Fan Intake
8. DC-In Jack
9. DVI-Out Port
10. S-Video-In Jack*
System Map: Front & Rear Views
1
1
6
7
6
2 3 4 5
8
*Enabled
with Optional
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Only
7
9
10
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent(s)/fan intake(s)
while the computer is in use.
Figure 1 - 4 - Front & Rear Views
1 - 10 System Map: Front & Rear Views
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Left View
1
2
3
4 5
6
9
7
8
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
The Mini-IEEE 1394 port only supports SELF POWERED IEEE 1394 devices.
ExpressCard Slot
1. External Monitor
Port
2. S-Video-Out Jack*
3. Cable (CATV)
Antenna Jack**
4. RJ-11 Phone Jack
5. RJ-45 LAN Jack
6. Mini-IEEE 1394
Port
7. Express Card Slot
8. Optical Device
Drive Bay (for CD/
DVD Device)
9. 7-in-1 Card
Reader
The ExpressCard Slot accepts either ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 formats.
7-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / SD (Secure Digital) / MS (Memory Stick) /
MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) / MS Duo (requires PC adapter) /
Mini SD (requires PC adapter) / RS MMC (requires PC adapter)
*The S-Video-Out Jack is
not supported by the
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M
GT or NVIDIA GeForce
9800M GTX Video Cards
**Enabled with Optional
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Only
Figure 1 - 5 - Left View
System Map: Left View 1 - 11
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Disk Eject Warning
Changing DVD Regional Codes
Don’t try to eject a CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This may cause the system to “crash”. Stop
the disk first then eject it, or press the stop button
twice.
Go to the Control Panel and double-click Device
Manager (Hardware and Sound), then click the +
next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Double-click on the
DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog
box, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the
control panel to allow you to adjust the regional code
(see “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 - 5).
CD/DVD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually eject a CD/DVD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power interruption) you may push the
end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency
eject hole. Do not use a sharpened pencil or any object that may break and become lodged in the hole.
Don’t try to remove a floppy disk/CD/DVD while the
system is accessing it. This may cause the system to
“crash”.
1 - 12 System Map: Left View
DVD region detection is device dependent, not OSdependent. You can select your module’s region
code 5 times. The fifth selection is permanent. This
cannot be altered even if you change your operating
system or you use the module in another computer.
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Right & Bottom Views
1.
2.
2
1
1
4.
5.
6
4
4
4
3.
4
6.
5
3
USB Ports
Security Lock
Slot
Battery
(Secondary HDD
Bay - HDD3)
Fan Outlet/Intake
Primary HDD
Bay (HDD1 &
HDD2)
Component Bay
Cover
Battery Information
Always completely discharge,
then fully charge, a new battery
before using it. Completely dis-
Overheating
at least once every 30 days or
charge and charge the battery
after about 20 partial discharg-
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent(s)/fan intake(s) while the computer is in use.
es. See “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10 for
full instructions.
Figure 1 - 6 - Right & Bottom Views
System Map: Right & Bottom Views 1 - 13
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows Vista (and most other Windows versions) are
accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk
drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. You can customize the look of
the Start menu by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Properties from the menu.
Click here to toggle Category View
Figure 1 - 7 - Start Menu & Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows Vista provides basic controls for many of the features, however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers listed
in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3. To see all controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View.
1 - 14 Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Video Features
You can configure display options, from the Display Settings control panel in Windows as long as the appropriate video driver is installed. For more detailed video information see “NVIDIA Video Driver Controls” on
page B - 1. To access Display Settings in Windows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Adjust screen resolution under the Appearance and Personalization menu (or double-click
Personalization > Display Settings).
Move the slider to the preferred setting in Resolution: 1 (Figure 1 - 8 on page 1 - 16).
Click the arrow, and scroll to the preferred setting In Colors: 2 (Figure 1 - 8 on page 1 - 16).
Click Advanced Settings (button) 3 (Figure 1 - 8 on page 1 - 16).
Click GeForce..... (tab).
Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel 4 (Figure 1 - 8 on page 1 - 16) to access the control panel.
The NVIDIA Control Panel can also be accessed by right-clicking the desktop, and then clicking NVIDIA
Control Panel.
Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and changes. This computer features an
NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) that improves graphic quality and performance by combining dual NVIDIA GPUs
in a single system for some of the video card options. SLI Configuration needs to be enabled from the NVIDIA Control
Panel (3D Settings > Set SLI Configuration); see “SLI Multi GPU Configuration” on page B - 5. Check with your service center for the latest details on video cards supported (see “Video Card Options” on page C - 4 for details). SLI Configuration should not be enabled under battery power (see page B - 6).
Video Features 1 - 15
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Display Devices & Options
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT)/external Flat Panel Display (connected to the DVI-Out port) or TV (connected to the S-Video-Out jack if supported by your video card) as your
display device.
4
1
2
3
Figure 1 - 8 - Display Settings & NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Display Mode
Description
Single
One display device is used.
Clone
Both connected displays output the same view
Dualview
Both connected displays are treated as separate devices, and act as a virtual desktop
Table 1 - 6 - Display Modes Available
1 - 16 Video Features
Note
Note that SLI
configuration
supports only
Single display.
Quick Start Guide
Power Options
The Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel icon in Windows (see page 1 - 14) allows you
to configure power management features for your computer. You can conserve power by means of power plans
and configure the options for the power button, sleep button, computer lid (when closed), display and sleep
mode from the left menu. Note that the Power saver plan may have an affect on computer performance.
Click to select one of the existing plans, or click Create a power plan in the left menu and select the options to
create a new plan. Click Change Plan Settings and click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options.
Pay attention to the instructions on battery care in “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10.
Note: Sleep is the default power saving state in Windows Vista
Figure 1 - 9 - Power Options
Power Options 1 - 17
1
1
Quick Start Guide
1 - 18
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Chapter 2: Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio &
Printer
Overview
Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components
of the computer:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Device
7-in-1 Card Reader
ExpressCard Slot
Application Hot Key
Game Keys
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Audio Features
Adding a Printer
Overview 2 - 1
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Power Safety
Before attempting to access any of the internal
components of your
computer please ensure
that the machine is not
connected to the AC
power, and that the machine is turned off. Also
ensure that all peripheral cables, including
phone lines, are disconnected from the computer.
Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive(s) is(are) used to store your data in the computer. The hard
disk(s) can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives
with a height of 9.5 mm. The primary hard disk bay 1 is accessible from the bottom
of your computer as seen below, and the secondary hard disk bay 2 is located under
the battery compartment.
The computer can accommodate up to three hard disks (two in the primary bay, and
one in the secondary bay), and these may be configured in RAID or AHCI modes.
Further details on removing and inserting the hard disk are available in “Upgrading
the Hard Disk Drive(s)” on page 6 - 4.
2
Figure 2 - 1
Hard Disk Bays
2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive
1
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Optical Device
There is a bay for a 5.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12.7mm height). The actual device will depend on the model you purchased (see “Storage Options” on page C 5). The optical device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used as a boot device if properly set in the BIOS (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 12).
Loading Discs
To insert a CD/DVD, press the open button 1 and carefully place a CD/DVD onto
the disc tray with label-side facing up (use just enough force for the disc to click onto
the tray’s spindle). Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks” and you
are ready to start. The busy indicator 2 will light up while data is being accessed,
or while an audio/video CD, or DVD, is playing. If power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole
3 to open the tray.
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends
on the setting of the volume control within Windows. Click the Volume
icon on the taskbar to
check the setting.
Peripherals must be
connected before you
turn on the system.
Figure 2 - 2
2
1
3
Optical Device
Optical Device 2 - 3
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Handling CDs or DVDs
CD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually
eject a CD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power
interruption) you may
push the end of a
straightened paper clip
into the emergency eject
hole. However please
do NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar
object that may break
and become lodged in
the hole.
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to remove a
CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This
may cause the system
to “crash”.
2 - 4 Optical Device
Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged. Please
follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/DVDs can be
accessed.
Note the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc.
Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints.
Do not write on the surface with a pen.
Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc.
Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas.
Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD.
Do not bend the CD or DVD.
Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock.
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
DVD Regional Codes
2
To change the DVD regional codes see “Changing DVD Regional Codes” on
page 1 - 12.
.
DVD Regional Coding
Table 2 - 1
Region
Geographical Location
1
USA, Canada
2
Western Europe, Japan, South
Africa, Middle East & Egypt
3
South-East Asia, Taiwan, South
Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia,
Hong Kong
4
South & Central America, Mexico,
Australia, New Zealand
5
N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe,
India & Most of Africa
6
China
DVD Regional Coding
Figure 2 - 3
DVD Regions
Optical Device 2 - 5
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Card Reader Cover
Make sure you keep the
cover in the card reader
when not in use. This
will help prevent foreign
objects and/or dust getting in to the card reader.
7-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the
card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device, and can be accessed in
the same way as your hard disk (s). Make sure you install the Card Reader driver
(see “Card Reader/ExpressCard” on page 4 - 6).
•
•
•
•
MMC (MultiMedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
MS (Memory Stick)
MS (Memory Stick Pro)
• MS Duo (requires PC adapter*)
• Mini SD (requires PC adapter*)
• RS MMC (requires PC adapter*)
*Note: The PC adapters are usually supplied with these cards.
Figure 2 - 4
Left View
1.
Card Reader
2 - 6 7-in-1 Card Reader
1
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
ExpressCard Slot
The computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/34/54 slot that reads Express Card/
34 and ExpressCard/54 formats. ExpressCards are the successors to PCMCIA (PC
Cards).
ExpressCard/54 is used for applications which require a larger interface slot, e.g.
CompactFlash card reader. The number denotes the card width; 54mm for the Express Card/54 and 34mm for the ExpressCard/34. Make sure you install the ExpressCard driver (see “Card Reader/ExpressCard” on page 4 - 6).
Inserting and Removing ExpressCards
• Align the ExpressCard with the slot and push it in until it locks into place.
• To remove an ExpressCard, simply press the card to eject it (as pictured in the
generic figure below).
ExpressCard
Slot Cover
Make sure you keep the
cover in the ExpressCard slot when not in
use. This will help prevent foreign objects and/
or dust getting in to the
ExpressCard Slot.
Figure 2 - 5
Express Card Slot
ExpressCard Slot 2 - 7
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Application.exe
You will need to locate
the actual application
executable (.exe) file,
not just the shortcut. To
find the application rightclick its shortcut on the
desktop and click Properties. Click the shortcut (tab) and see where
the executable file is located by clicking the
Open File Location
(button).
Application Hot Key
The hot key buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail
program, and to a user-defined application, with one quick button press. To configure a program to open when the application hot key
is pressed (Windows Media
Player is the default program), follow the instructions below (make sure you have
installed the Ap-Key Utility driver - see “Ap-Key Utility” on page 4 - 6).
1.
2.
Right click the Hot Key driver icon
in the taskbar.
Select Setup from the menu and then select Application 1.
3.
An Open dialog box will appear on the screen.
4.
Click Look in: and browse to the directory where the desired application.exe (see
the sidebar) program exists.
Double-Click on the program file or choose Open.
Figure 2 - 6
Application Hot Key
Configuration
5.
2 - 8 Application Hot Key
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Game Keys
2
The two game hot keys on the left of the computer allow macros to be configured
for common keystrokes used in applications (the keys can assigned macros for any
program, not only games). To configure the keys follow the instructions below
(make sure you have installed the Ap-Key Utility driver - see “Ap-Key Utility” on
page 4 - 6).
1.
2.
3.
Run the Game Key Configuration program from the desktop icon
(or from
C:\Windows\CleGameKey\GmKeyCfgUtl.exe).
Double-click the button
for the appropriate key (it will turn red
).
When the button is red
you may then record the keystrokes to be assigned to
the Game Key.
Figure 2 - 7
Game Key
Configuration
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click OK.
Repeat the procedure for the other Game Key if required.
Close the Game Key Configuration window.
The keystroke order will be repeated with the appropriate button press in any
application program.
Game Keys 2 - 9
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Mouse Driver
If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be able
to auto-configure your
mouse during its installation or only enable its
basic functions. Be sure
to check the device’s
user documentation for
details.
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
The TouchPad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a mouse to
your computer through one of the USB ports. The TouchPad buttons function in
much the same way as a two-button mouse. The central button may be configured to
function as you require.
Install the TouchPad driver (see page 4 - 5) and then double-click the TouchPad
driver icon in the taskbar to configure the functions. You may then configure the
TouchPad tapping, buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity options to your
preferences. The TouchPad may be toggled on/off by means of the Fn + F1 key
combination.
Figure 2 - 8
Mouse Properties
2 - 10 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound control
panel in Windows, or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the taskbar/
control panel (right-click the taskbar icon to bring up an audio menu). The volume
may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.
Sound Volume
Adjustment
The sound volume level
is set using the volume
control within Windows
(and the volume function keys on the computer). Click the volume
icon in the taskbar to
check the setting.
Right-click the icon
to access the menu
above.
Figure 2 - 9
Realtek Audio
Manager
Audio Features 2 - 11
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Parallel Printer
After setting up the printer attach the parallel cable to the printer.
Connect the printer’s
parallel cable to the Parallel to USB converter,
and then plug the converter into the USB port.
Turn ON the printer,
then turn ON the computer.
Windows will identify the
printer and either load
one of its own drivers or
ask you to supply one.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Adding a Printer
The most commonly used peripheral is a printer. The following conventions will
help you to add a printer; however it is always best to refer to the printer manual for
specific instructions and configuration options.
USB Printer
Most new printers have a USB interface connection. You may use any one of the
ports to connect the printer.
Install Instructions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set up the printer according to its instructions (unpacking, paper tray, toner/ink cartridge etc.).
Turn ON the computer.
Turn ON the printer.
Connect the printer’s USB cable to one of the USB ports on the computer.
Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or ask you
to supply one. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Parallel Printer
This is still a very common type of printer. The install instructions are in the sidebar
(you will need to purchase a parallel to USB converter).
2 - 12 Adding a Printer
Power Management
Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer
(the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system.
This chapter covers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The Power Sources
Turning on the Computer
Power Plans
Power-Saving States
Configuring the Power Buttons
Battery Information
OS Note
Power
management
functions will vary slightly depending on your
operating system. For
more information it is
best to refer to the user’s
manual of your operating system.
(Note: All pictures used
on the following pages
are from the Windows
Vista OS.)
The computer uses enhanced power saving techniques to give the operating system
(OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. For
example, this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Power Management
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
3
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/
DC adapter will damage the computer and its components (see page C - 7).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack at the rear of the computer.
Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord to the
AC/DC adapter.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an
electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and
the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge
completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?”
on page 3 - 14).
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10.
3 - 2 The Power Sources
Power Management
Turning on the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel.
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut
Down hot key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding
the power button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down). Use
Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista to
configure this feature (see Figure 3 - 4 on page 3 - 8).
Shut Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the
Shut Down command
from the Lock Button
Menu in Windows Vista. This will help prevent
hard disk or system
problems.
Forced Off
If the system “hangs”, and the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination doesn’t work, press the power button for 4 seconds, or longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
Power Button Sleep
Sleep is the default power mode when the power button is pressed for less than 4 seconds.
You may configure the options for the power button from the Power Options (Hardware
and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista (see your OS’s documentation, or
“Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8 for details).
Turning on the Computer 3 - 3
3
Power Management
3
Resuming
Operation
See Table 3 - 1, on
page 3 - 9 for information on how to resume
from a power-saving
state.
Password
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on system resume in order to protect your data.
Figure 3 - 1
Power Plan
Advanced Settings
3 - 4 Power Plans
Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans. You
can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or create a new one.
The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and
to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.
Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.
Power Management
Each Windows Power Plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing
any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
3
Choose High performance for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this
scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save
power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.
Figure 3 - 2
Power Plans
Power Plans 3 - 5
Power Management
3
Power Button
The Power Button
in the Start Menu (in
Classic View use the
Shut Down button
)
can be used to send the
computer into a powersaving state.
Sleep Mode &
Mobile PC Battery
A mobile PC in Sleep
uses very little battery
power.
After an extended period of time the computer
will save any open documents and applications
to hard disk.
Power-Saving States
You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where
you left off. Sleep is the default power-saving state in Windows Vista.
Earlier versions of Windows used Stand By and Hibernate as system power-saving
states. Windows Vista combines the features of Stand By and Hibernate into the default Sleep power-saving state.
Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the
system sleeps. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time,
which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Sleep to save power.
The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you
last used.
If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a
minimum amount of power. After an extended period the system will save all the
information to the hard disk and shut the computer down before the battery becomes
depleted.
3 - 6 Power-Saving States
Power Management
Hibernate
Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves
all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. If a
power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power
failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should
put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of
time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery.
3
Shut Down
You should shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware (don’t forget to remove the battery and follow all the safety instructions in Chapter 6), plan
to be away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and
run a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from shut down takes longer than
from Sleep or Hibernate.
Figure 3 - 3
Lock Button Menu
Power-Saving States 3 - 7
Power Management
3
Password
Protection
Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the
computer in to a power-saving state.
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on wake up in order to
protect your data.
However you can disable this setting from the
Power Options menu
by clicking Require a
password on wakeup
in the left menu, and selecting the options (click
Change settings that
are currently unavailable).
Figure 3 - 4
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons
3 - 8 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button,
or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo).
Power Status
Icon
To Resume
Color
Power Off
Off
Press the Power Button
Sleep
Blinking Green
Press the Power Button
Closing the Lid
If you have chosen to
send the computer to
Sleep when the lid is
closed, raising the lid
will wake the system up.
Press the Sleep Button (Fn + F4 Key Combo)
Off (battery)
Press the Power Button
Table 3 - 1
Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad
Resuming
Operation
Hibernate
Orange (AC/DC adapter)
Display Turned Off
Green
Power Button
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut Down
hot key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down).
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 9
3
Power Management
3
Low Battery
Warning
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC
adapter to the computer
or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost when
the power is depleted.
Battery Information
Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be
taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from
power plan Advanced Settings (see Figure 3 - 1 on page 3 - 4).
Click the battery icon
status.
Figure 3 - 5
Battery Icon
(Taskbar) & Battery
Advanced Settings
3 - 10 Battery Information
in the taskbar to see the current battery level and charge
Power Management
Conserving Battery Power
• Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that
this may have an affect on computer performance.
• Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
• Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off.
• Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are
not being used.
Windows Mobility
Center
The Windows Mobility
Center control panel provides an easy point of access for information on
battery status, power plans
used and wireless device
status etc.
• Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices,
ExpressCards etc.
Figure 3 - 6
Windows Mobility
Center
Conserving Battery Power 3 - 11
3
Power Management
Battery Life
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life
and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least
once every 30 days.
3
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 - 3.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ”
on page 3 - 14 for instructions on how to do this).
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and
plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will
take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but
plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 7 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10 for more information on how to maintain and properly
recharge the battery pack.)
3 - 12 Battery Life
Power Management
Proper handling of the Battery Pack
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being
dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer
down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do
not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is
recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.
Caution
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent type
recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard
used battery according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Battery Life 3 - 13
3
Power Management
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t
turn off the computer even if a message indicates the battery is critically low, just let
the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.
3
1.
2.
3.
Figure 3 - 7
Power Plan Create
3 - 14 Battery Life
Save and close all files and applications.
Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.
Click Change plan settings (after saving it) and click Change advanced power
settings.
Power Management
4.
5.
Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.
Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):
3
Figure 3 - 8
Power Options
Advanced Settings Battery
•
•
•
•
•
Low battery levels = 0%
Critical battery Levels = 0%
Low battery action = Do Nothing
Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down
Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing
Battery Life 3 - 15
Power Management
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes
from orange to green.
3
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
SLI Multi GPU Configuration & Battery Power
Note that due to the high power and system demands created by enabling SLI Configuration, you should not enable SLI configuration if your computer is powered by battery
only. If you attempt to run an SLI configuration when the computer is powered by the battery only, then system problems may occur.
If the computer is currently powered by battery only do not enable SLI configuration.
If you have currently enabled SLI configuration, and the computer is powered by the AC/
DC adapter, do not switch to battery power only (or go to the NVIDIA Control Panel and
disable SLI configuration before switching to battery power only).
3 - 16 Battery Life
Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
This chapter deals with installing the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some
of the computer’s subsystems. The system takes advantage of some newer hardware components for
which the latest versions of most available operating
systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Thus,
some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during operating system installation. Instead, you need to
manually install some system-required drivers and
utilities.
RAID & AHCI Setup
Note that setting up a RAID, or AHCI mode, needs to
be done prior to installing the Windows OS, and therefore before installing the other drivers listed here (see
“Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes” on page 7
- 2).
What to Install
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc
contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the
proper operation of the computer. The disc contains
drivers for Windows Vista and Windows XP (the appropriate drivers will autorun for your system).
Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 lists what you need to install
and it is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated (see “Driver Installation” on page D - 25 for Windows XP information).
Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the RAID,
WLAN, Bluetooth, PC Camera and TV Tuner modules are provided in “Modules” on page 7 - 1. Only install drivers for modules included in your purchase
option.
What to Install 4 - 1
4
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button), or click Optional (button) to access the Optional driver menu.
4
1.
2.
If you wish to install the drivers manually see page 4 - 3.
3.
Check the driver installation order from Table 4 - 1,
on page 4 - 3 (the drivers must be installed in
this order) which is the same as that listed in the
Drivers Installer menu below.
Click to select the driver you wish to install, after
installing each driver it will become grayed out (if
you need to reinstall any driver, click the Unlock
button).
Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following
pages.
Figure 4 - 1 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
Figure 4 - 2 - Drivers Installer Screen 2
4 - 2 Driver Installation
Drivers & Utilities
Manual Driver Installation
To install the drivers manually click the Browse CD button in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the
executable file in the appropriate driver folder.
Driver
Page
Video (VGA)
Page 4 - 5
Audio
Page 4 - 5
Modem
Page 4 - 5
TouchPad
Page 4 - 5
Card Reader/ExpressCard
Page 4 - 6
Ap-Key Utility
Page 4 - 6
Intel Matrix (RAID or AHCI)
Page 7 - 7
Wireless LAN Module
Page 7 - 8
Bluetooth Module
Page 7 - 12
PC Camera Module
Page 7 - 17
Notes
Note that setting up a RAID, or AHCI mode,
needs to be done prior to installing the Windows OS, and therefore before installing the
other drivers listed here.
The optional TV Tuner drivers/applications are
provided on a separate CD.
Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
Driver Installation 4 - 3
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
User Account Control (Win Vista)
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Programs and Features icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). Click to select the
driver (if it is not listed see below) and click Uninstall,
and then follow the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Reinstall the driver as
outlined in this chapter.
If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of
the driver installation procedure, click Continue or
Allow, and follow the installation procedure as directed.
If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to
Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and
Sound > Device Manager).
Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall
the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand
the selection).
Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or
Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts.
4 - 4 Driver Installation
Windows Security Message
If you receive a Windows security message as part of
the driver installation process. Just click “Install this
driver software anyway” or Install to continue the installation procedure.
You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you
are currently using. All the drivers provided will have
already received certification for Windows.
New Hardware Found
If you see the message “New Hardware Found”
(Found New Hardware Wizard) during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the
driver install procedure), click Cancel to close the
window, and follow the installation procedure.
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation Procedure
Video (VGA)
1. Click 1.Install Video Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Audio
1. Click 2. Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Modem
1. Click 3.Install Modem Driver > Yes.
2. Click OK.
3. The modem is now ready for configuration.
Modem Country Selection
Go to the Phone and Modem Options control panel
(Hardware and Sound) and make sure the modem
country selection is appropriate for you.
TouchPad
1. Click 4.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Finish.
3. Click Restart Now to restart the computer.
4. You may then configure your TouchPad as outlined in “TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse” on
page 2 - 10.
Driver Installation 4 - 5
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
Card Reader/ExpressCard
1. Click 5.Install CardReader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to accept the license, and then
click Next.
4. Click Finish.
Optional Drivers
See the pages indicated for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.
Ap-Key Utility
1. Click 6.Install AP-key Utility > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
4. See “Application Hot Key” on page 2 - 8 and
“Game Keys” on page 2 - 9 for configuration
instructions.
Figure 4 - 3 - Optional Drivers Installer Screen
4 - 6 Driver Installation
Drivers & Utilities
Intel Matrix
PC Camera
This driver is only required if you have set up your
hard disks in RAID or AHCI modes (see “Setting Up
SATA RAID or AHCI Modes” on page 7 - 2).
See the camera instructions in “PC Camera Driver
Application” on page 7 - 17.
TV Tuner
Wireless LAN
See the appropriate install procedure for your WLAN
module in “Intel WLAN Driver Installation” on
page 7 - 8.
See the install procedure in “Mini-PCI TV Tuner
Module” on page 7 - 25.
Bluetooth
See the install procedure in “Bluetooth Driver Installation” on page 7 - 12.
Driver Installation 4 - 7
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
4 - 8
BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software:
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes to the
system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first and note the
original settings found in the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. Even if you are a beginner, keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information could be useful if your system ever needs servicing.
BIOS Settings
Warning
Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes, return to Setup and restore the Setup Defaults with <F9>.
There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you
are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing them could
cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service
representative.
Overview 5 - 1
5
BIOS Utilities
POST Screen
5
1.BIOS information
2.CPU type
3.Memory status
4.Enter Setup prompt
appears only during
POST
Note: The POST screen
as pictured is for guideline purposes only.
Figure 5 - 1
POST Screen
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
Each time you turn on the computer, the system takes a few seconds to conduct a
POST, including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory).
As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there
is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a system summary
and prompt you to run Setup.
If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load
the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without rebooting.
Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Desktop
Copyright 1985-2005 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved
BIOS Revision: ******
KBC/EC Revision: ******
1
CPU = 1 Processor Detected, Cores per Processor = 2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz
TCG is enabled
511M System RAM Passed
2048 KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk 0: TOSHIBA MK6034GSX
ATAPI CD-ROM: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A
Mouse intialized
3
Press <F2> to enter SETUP
5 - 2 The Power-On Self Test (POST)
4
2
BIOS Utilities
Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and “nonfatal”.
Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong
with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized
service center as soon as possible.
Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying the
problem (make a note of this message!) followed by the prompt:
• Press <F1> to resume
• <F2> to enter Setup
Press F1 to see if the boot process can continue. It may work, without the correct
configuration.
Press F2 to run the Setup program and try to correct the problem. If you still get an
error message after you change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even worse, call
for help.
The Power-On Self Test (POST) 5 - 3
5
BIOS Utilities
The Setup Program
The Phoenix Setup program tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration).
Entering Setup
5
To enter the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility, turn on the computer and press F2 during
when you see the prompt "Press F2 to Enter Setup", which is usually present for a
few seconds after you turn on the system. If you get a “Keyboard Error”, (usually
because you pressed F2 too quickly) just press F2 again.
If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and
then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear.
5 - 4 The Setup Program
BIOS Utilities
Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup.
Setup Menus
Along the top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. When you select a
heading, a new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to
make changes to Setup.
Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box along the bottom of the
screen. If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help screen, and
then use the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page.
The
Setup
menus
shown in this section are
for reference only. Your
computer’s menus will
indicate the configuration appropriate for your
model and options.
The Item Specific Help on the right side of each screen explains the highlighted
item and has useful messages about its options.
If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter key may
execute a command.
The Setup Program 5 - 5
5
BIOS Utilities
Main Menu
Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility
Figure 5 - 2
Main Menu
Main
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
System Time:
System Date:
5
[08:11:05]
[03/05/2007]
SATA Port 1
SATA Port 2
SATA Port 3
[None]
[60012MB SATA2]
[None]
IDE Channel 0
[CD-ROM]
Installed memory
Available to OS
Used by devices
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
<Tab>, <Shift Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
512 MB
510 MB
2 MB
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
System Time & Date (Main Menu)
The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If you
can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will also change
these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes.
5 - 6 Main Menu
BIOS Utilities
SATA Port 1/2/3: (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of hard disks on the
computer’s SATA ports. Use the Auto (Type:) setting to have the items configured
automatically for you.
IDE Channel 0 (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter here opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of the CD/DVD
device(s) on the computer’s IDE Channel. Use the Auto (Type:) setting to have the
items configured automatically for you.
5
Installed Memory: (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the system memory, and is not user configurable.
The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed (the items below will
show the memory used by devices and the memory available to the OS).
Main Menu 5 - 7
BIOS Utilities
RAID/AHCI
Enable/Disable
Warning
5
DO NOT Enable/Disable SATA RAID or
SATA AHCI unless you
intend to reinstall your
operating system. Make
sure you have backed
up all your data before
doing so.
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu
Advanced Menu
Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility
Advanced
Advanced
Main
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Setup Warning
Setting items on this menu to incorrect
values may cause your system to malfunction.
SATA Mode:
Reset Configuration Data:
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Normal/RAID/AHCI Mode
[Normal]
[No]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
SATA Mode: (Advanced Menu)
Press Enter here to open the sub-menu to choose the configuration of the SATA
mode. You may enable/disable SATA RAID or AHCI mode for your hard disks,
however you should only enable/disable SATA RAID or AHCI BEFORE installing an operating system, and after you have backed up all necessary files and
data (see sidebar).
5 - 8 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
Reset Configuration Data: (Advanced Menu)
This item is set to No as default. You can change the setting to Yes if you have installed a new add-on which has reconfigured the system, resulting in such a serious
system conflict that the operating system is unable to boot.
5
Advanced Menu 5 - 9
BIOS Utilities
Security Menu
5
The changes you
make here affect the
access to the Setup
utility itself, and also
access to your machine as it boots up after you turn it on.
These settings do not
affect your machine or
network
passwords
which will be set in
your software OS.
Figure 5 - 4
Security Menu
Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password Is:
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
[Enter]
Password on boot:
[Disabled]
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Security Menu
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for access to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. This will not
affect access to the computer OS, (only the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility).
5 - 10 Security Menu
BIOS Utilities
Password on boot: (Security Menu)
Specify whether or not a password should be entered to boot the computer. If “Enabled” is selected, only users who enter a correct password can boot the system (see
the warning in the sidebar). The default setting is “Disabled”.
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then
press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter
again to confirm the password clearance.
Password Warning
If you set a boot password (Password on boot
is “Enabled“), NEVER
forget your password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
Security Menu 5 - 11
5
BIOS Utilities
Boot Menu
Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility
Figure 5 - 5
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Menu
Item Specific Help
5
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Boot priority order:
1: USB FDC:
2: USB KEY:
3: PCI SCSI:
4: IDE HDD: TOSHIBA MK6034GSX-(S2)
5: IDE CD: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A-(S
6: PCI BEV: Relatek Boot Agent
7:
8:
Excluded from boot order:
: All IDE HDD:
: All IDE CDROM:
: All USB Floppy:
: All USB KEY:
: All USB HDD:
: USB CDROM:
: All USB CDROM:
: USB ZIP:
Keys used to view or
configure devices:
Up and Down arrows
select a device.
<+> and <-> moves
the device up or down.
<f> and <r> specifies
the device fixed or
removable.
<x> exclude or include
the device to boot.
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables a device.
<1 - 4> Loads default
boot sequence.
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system from the devices
listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it cannot find the operating system
on that device, it will try to load it from the next device in the order specified in the
Boot priority order. Item specific help on the right is available to help you move
devices up and down the order.
5 - 12 Boot Menu
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Figure 5 - 6
Exit Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Execute Command
5
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Choosing to Discard Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out any
changes you have made to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase any previous
changes you have made in a previous session.
Exit Menu 5 - 13
BIOS Utilities
5
5 - 14
Upgrading The Computer
Chapter 6: Upgrading The Computer
Overview
This chapter contains information on upgrading the computer. Follow the steps outlined to make the desired upgrades. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your service representative for further help. Before you begin you will need:
• A small crosshead or Phillips screwdriver
• A small regular slotted (flathead) screwdriver
• An antistatic wrist strap
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
Before working with the internal components you will need to wear an antistatic
wrist strap to ground yourself because static electricity may damage the components.
The chapter includes:
•
•
•
•
•
Removing the Battery
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device(s)
Upgrading the Video Card
Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it.
Overview 6 - 1
6
Upgrading The Computer
When Not to Upgrade
Power Safety Warning
6
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals and
cables (including telephone lines). It is advisable to also remove your
battery in order to prevent accidentally turning
the machine on.
These procedures involve opening the system’s case, adding and sometimes replacing parts.You should not perform any of these upgrades if:
•
•
•
•
Your system is still under warranty or a service contract
You don’t have all the necessary equipment
You’re not in the correct environment
You doubt your abilities
Under any of these conditions, contact your service representative to purchase or replace the component(s).
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember
to replace the cover(s) and screw(s) before turning the computer on.
Upgrading the Processor
If you want to upgrade your computer by replacing the existing processor with a faster/new one you will need to contact your customer service representative. We recommend that you do not do this yourself, since if it is done incorrectly you may
damage the processor or mainboard.
6 - 2 Overview
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Battery
If you are confident in undertaking upgrade procedures yourself, for safety reasons
it is best to remove the battery.
1.
2.
3.
Turn the computer off, and turn it over.
Loosen screws 1 - 3 .
Release the battery, and lift the battery 4 out of the battery bay.
1
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
6
2
3
Figure 6 - 1
Battery Removal
4
Removing the Battery 6 - 3
Upgrading The Computer
HDD System Warning
6
New HDD’s are blank. Before you begin make sure:
You have backed up any
data you want to keep from
your old HDD.
You have all the CD-ROMs
and FDDs required to install your operating system
and programs.
If you have access to the internet, download the latest
application and hardware
driver updates for the operating system you plan to install. Copy these to a
removable medium.
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
The hard disk drive(s) can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA)
hard disk drives with a height of 9.5mm (h) (see “Storage Options” on page C - 5).
Follow your operating system’s installation instructions, and install all necessary
drivers and utilities (as outlined in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1), when setting
up a new hard disk.
Removing the Hard Disk(s) in the Primary HDD Bay
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 - 4 .
Remove the bay cover 5 .
1
4
Figure 6 - 2
HDD Bay Cover
Removal
6 - 4 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
2
3
5
Upgrading The Computer
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Remove screws 6 - 8 and lift the hard disk assembly out of the computer.
Remove screws 9 - 16 .
Separate the hard disk(s) from the bracket 17 and connector cable 18 .
Insert the new hard disk into the computer.
Re-Insert the bracket and insert screws.
Figure 6 - 3
Primary HDD
Removal
7
11
6
12
17
8
13
14
10
9
18
16
15
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) 6 - 5
6
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Hard Disk(s) in the Secondary HDD Bay
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
6
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
The secondary hard disk bay is located under the battery compartment.
Remove screw 19 .
Slide the hard disk assembly in the direction of the arrow 20 .
Lift the hard disk assembly 21 out of the compartment.
Remove the screws to release the hard disk from the case.
Figure 6 - 4
Secondary HDD
Removal
20
19
21
6 - 6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
The computer has two memory sockets for 200 pin Small Outline Dual In-line (SODIMM) DDR II (DDR2) type memory modules (see “Memory” on page C - 3). The
total memory size is automatically detected by the POST routine once you turn on
your computer.
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the component cover and remove screws 1 - 10 .
Remove the bay cover 11 .
6
1
2
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
Figure 6 - 5
Bay Cover Screws
3
4
RAM Fan
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 7
Upgrading The Computer
4.
Remove screws 12 - 14 from the RAM fan.
Figure 6 - 6
12
RAM Fan Screws
6
13
5.
Remove the RAM fan 15 .
15
Figure 6 - 7
RAM Fan Removal
13
6 - 8 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
14
14
Upgrading The Computer
6.
7.
Gently pull the two release latches ( 16 & 17 ) on the sides of the memory socket in
the direction indicated by the arrows in Figure 6 - 8
The RAM module 18 will pop-up, and you can remove it.
17
18
16
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary.
Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors firmly
into the memory socket.
The module’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. Make sure the module
is seated as far into the socket as it will go. DO NOT FORCE the module; it should
fit without much pressure.
Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the socket levers click
into place to secure the module.
Replace the RAM fan, cover and screws.
Restart the computer to allow the BIOS will register the new memory configuration
as it starts up.
Contact Warning
Be careful not to touch
the metal pins on the
module’s connecting
edge. Even the cleanest hands have oils
which can attract particles, and degrade the
module’s
performance.
Figure 6 - 8
RAM Module
Removal
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 9
6
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device(s)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the computer off, turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 - 4 .
Remove the bay cover 5 .
Remove screw 6 and use the screwdriver to push the optical device(s) out of the
computer at point 7 .
6
4
1
3
2
Figure 6 - 9
Removing the CD/
DVD Device(s)
5
6
6 - 10 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device(s)
7
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the Video Card
If you intend to upgrade or add another VGA card follow the procedures outlined
here. However please check with your service representative first to make sure your
computer can support more than one video card, and that you are not going to void
your warranty. Pay careful attention to the alignment of any video card into the slot
on the mainboard.
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the component cover and remove screws 1 - 10 .
Remove the bay cover 11 .
1
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
NVIDIA GeForce
8800M GTX - SLI Card
Installation
2
11
3
10
9
8
7
6
5
Please check with your
service representative
before installing two
NVIDIA
GeForce
8800M GTX cards in an
SLI configuration.
4
Figure 6 - 10
Video Card Fans
Bay Cover Screws
Upgrading the Video Card 6 - 11
6
Upgrading The Computer
4.
5.
Remove screws 12 - 14 from the video card fan.
Disconnect the fan cable 15 .
Figure 6 - 11
Video Card Fan
Screws
14
15
6
12
13
6.
Remove the video card fan 16 .
Figure 6 - 12
Video Card Fan
Removal
6 - 12 Upgrading the Video Card
16
Upgrading The Computer
7.
8.
9.
Remove screws 17 - 20 from the video card heatsink in the order indicated on the
label.
Remove screws 21 & 22 .
Grip the handle and carefully remove the heatsink 23 .
18
Caution
The heat sink, and video
card area in general,
contains parts which are
subject to high temperatures. Allow the area
time to cool before removing these parts.
20
23
19
21
22
17
Figure 6 - 13
Heatsink Removal
Upgrading the Video Card 6 - 13
6
Upgrading The Computer
10. Remove screw 24 from the video card.
11. Carefully remove the video card 25 .
Figure 6 - 14
Video Card Removal
25
6
24
6 - 14 Upgrading the Video Card
Upgrading The Computer
Installing a New Video Card
1.
Prepare to fit the video card into the slot by holding it at about a 30° angle.
Contact Warning
Be careful not to touch
the metal pins on the
VGA card’s connecting
edge. Even the cleanest hands have oils
which can attract particles, and degrade the
module’s
performance.
Figure 6 - 15
Video Card
Insertion
2.
The card needs to be fully into the slot, and the video card and socket have a
guide-key and pin which align to allow the card to fit securely.
Upgrading the Video Card 6 - 15
6
Upgrading The Computer
3.
4.
Fit the connectors firmly into the socket, straight and evenly.
DO NOT attempt to push one end of the card in ahead of the other.
5.
The card’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. Make sure the module is
seated as far into the socket as it will go (none of the gold colored contact
should be showing). DO NOT FORCE the card; it should fit without much
pressure.
Figure 6 - 16
Video Card Insertion
Procedure
6
6 - 16 Upgrading the Video Card
Upgrading The Computer
6.
7.
8.
9.
Secure the card with screw 24 (Figure 6 - 14 on page 6 - 14).
Place the heatsink back on the card, and secure the screws in the order indicated
in Figure 6 - 13 on page 6 - 13.
Attach the video card fan and secure with the screws as indicated in Figure 6 - 11
on page 6 - 12.
Reinsert the component bay cover, and secure with the screws as indicated in
Figure 6 - 10 on page 6 - 11.
6
Upgrading the Video Card 6 - 17
Upgrading The Computer
6
6 - 18
Modules
Chapter 7: Modules
Overview
This chapter contains the information on the various modules (some of which are
optional) which may come with your computer, depending on the configuration
purchased. If you are unsure please contact your service representative.
The chapter includes information on the following:
•
•
•
•
•
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
Wireless LAN Module
Bluetooth Module
PC Camera Module
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module
7
Overview 7 - 1
Modules
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
AHCI Mode
Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows
the storage driver to enable advanced serial ATA features such as Native Command
Queuing (for maximum hard disk efficiency and performance). AHCI mode can be
supported by one, two or three hard disks.
RAID
7
You may use your hard disks (if you have included more than one hard disk in your
purchase option) in combination with Striping (RAID 0), Mirroring (RAID 1) or
Parity Across Disks (RAID 5) for either fault tolerance or performance (see Table 7
- 1, on page 7 - 3). To configure your system in Striping (RAID 0) or Mirroring
(RAID 1) modes you will require at least two hard disks; to configure your system
in Parity Across Disks (RAID 5) mode you will require three hard disks installed.
7 - 2 Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
Modules
RAID Level
Description
RAID 0
Identical drives reading and writing data in parallel to increase performance. RAID 0
implements a striped disk array and the data is broken into blocks and each block is
written to a separate disk drive.
RAID 1
Identical drives in a mirrored configuration used to protect data. Should a drive that is
part of a mirrored array fail, the mirrored drive (which contains identical data) will
handle all the data. When a new replacement drive is installed, data to the new drive is
rebuilt from the mirrored drive to restore fault tolerance.
RAID 5
Identical drives (at least three drives must be used) in a parity across disks
configuration are used to protect data and increase performance. A RAID 5 array
can withstand a single disk failure without losing access to data.
Prepare the following before setting up your serial ATA hard disks in RAID mode
(to configure AHCI mode you do not need to prepare any extra hard disks but will
need to install the Intel Matrix driver):
1.
2.
3.
The Microsoft Windows OS CD.
A second hard disk installed in the Primary HDD bay for RAID level 0 or 1
(required for RAID but not required for AHCI).
OR
A a second hard disk installed in the Primary HDD bay, and a third hard disk in
the Secondary HDD bay for RAID level 5.
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.
Array Types
A Mirrored Array
(RAID 1) provides full
data protection, as
data can simply be
copied from a healthy
disk to a replacement
for any failed disk.
A
Striped
Array
(RAID 0) is NOT faulttolerant. The failure of
one drive will result in
the loss of all data in
the array. It is designed to increase disk
performance
by
spreading the I/O load
across the channels
and drives.
Table 7 - 1
RAID Levels
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes 7 - 3
7
Modules
SATA RAID or AHCI Setup Procedure (BIOS)
1.
2.
Start-up your notebook computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS.
Go to the Advanced menu, select "SATA Mode" and press Enter.
• For RAID Mode: - Set "SATA Mode" (“SATA Mode: (Advanced Menu)” on
page 5 - 8) to "RAID".
OR
• For AHCI Mode: - Set "SATA AHCI Enable" (“SATA Mode: (Advanced
Menu)” on page 5 - 8) to "AHCI".
3.
4.
7
5.
6.
7.
Press Esc and go to the Boot menu.
Set the CD/DVD-ROM Drive (make sure the Microsoft Windows OS CD is
inserted) as the first device in the boot order from the Boot menu.
Select Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu (or press F10 and Enter) and
press Enter to exit the BIOS and reboot the computer.
For RAID mode see the instructions in “RAID Setup (Intel Matrix)” on page 7 - 5.
For AHCI mode simply install the Intel Matrix driver (see “Intel Matrix Driver
Installation” on page 7 - 7).
7 - 4 Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
Modules
RAID Setup (Intel Matrix)
1.
Press Ctrl + i to enter RAID configuration menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v6.1.0.1002 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright (C) 2003-06 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure 7 - 1
]
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Exit
Intel(R) Matrix
Storage Manager
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None Defined
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
Serial #
0
FUJITSU MHV2040B NW56T5C25FAF
1
FUJITSU MHT2060B NR0UT52256W7
Size
93.2GB
55.9GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
7
[]-Select
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Select 1.Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
Type the RAID volume name and then press Tab or Enter to advance to the next
field.
Specify (use the up and down arrow keys) the RAID level (RAID 0 or RAID 1 or
RAID 5 - see Table 7 - 1, on page 7 - 3) and then press Tab or Enter to advance to
the next field.
Press Enter and the system will select the physical disks to use.
Press Enter and select (if applicable) the Strip Size (best set to default).
Press Enter and select the Capacity size (best set to default).
Press Enter to select Create Volume.
Press Enter to create the volume, and confirm the selection by pressing Y.
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes 7 - 5
Modules
10. This will now return to the main menu.
Figure 7 - 2
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright (C) 2003-06 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU
RAID Created
1.
2.
3.
4.
]
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
0
My RAID
Level
RAID1(Mirror)
Strip
N/A
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
Serial #
0
FUJITSU MHV2040B NW56T5C25FAF
1
FUJITSU MHT2060B NR0UT52256W7
Size
55.9GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
Size
93.2GB
55.9GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
7
[]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
11. Select 4.Exit and press Enter, then press Y to exit the RAID configuration menu.
12. As the computer starts up, press a key when you see the message "Press any
key to boot from CD".
13. Press Enter to continue installing the operating system as normal (see your
Windows documentation if you need help on installing the Windows OS).
14. Install the Windows drivers from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc as per Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 (make sure you install the Intel Matrix driver
- see “Intel Matrix Driver Installation” on page 7 - 7).
7 - 6 Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
Modules
Intel Matrix
Make sure you install the Intel matrix driver and application if you have set up your
hard disk(s) in AHCI or RAID modes.
Intel Matrix Driver Installation
1. Click 1.Install Intel Matrix > Yes.
2. Click Next > Next > Yes > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
The Intel Matrix Storage Console displays status information on your RAID configuration. Run the Intel Matrix Storage Console from the Programs/All Programs
menu. The Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager provides information on the RAID
status.
7
Figure 7 - 3
Intel Matrix Storage
Console
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes 7 - 7
Modules
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
7
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are
using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F11 key
combination to toggle
power to the WLAN
module, and check the
indicator to see if the
module is powered on or
not (see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 9).
Wireless LAN Module
If you have included an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g) or Intel
PRO/Wireless 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n) PCIe WLAN module, make sure that the
Wireless LAN module is on before installing the driver. Use the Fn + F11 key combination (see Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 9) to toggle power to the Wireless LAN
module (when the WLAN module is on, the
LED will be green). Make sure
you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
Intel WLAN Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, and then insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Optional, and then click 2.Install Intel WLan driver > Yes.
Note: The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in Windows Vista (see overleaf).
7 - 8 Wireless LAN Module
Modules
Connecting to a Wireless Network
1.
Click the taskbar wireless icon , and then click Connect to a network (or rightclick the icon , and then click Connect to a network).
Figure 7 - 4
Click icon
2.
3.
Right-click icon
In the Show list, click to choose Wireless from the drop-down menu.
A list of currently available networks will appear.
Taskbar Menus
Network and
Sharing Center
You can also use the
Network and Sharing
Center control panel in
Windows (Network and
Internet) to connect to
any available wireless
networks.
Figure 7 - 5
Connect to a
Network
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 9
7
Modules
4.
5.
Click a network, and then click Connect.
If you do not see a network you want to connect to, click Set up a connection or
network (a list of options will appear allowing manual searching, and creating a
new network).
6.
Move the cursor over the taskbar icon
Figure 7 - 6
Connecting
7
Figure 7 - 7
Connection Status
7 - 10 Wireless LAN Module
to see the connection status (see below).
Modules
7.
To disconnect from the wireless network you can click the taskbar wireless icon ,
and then select Connect or disconnect to access the network menu, and click
Disconnect (or right-click the icon , and then click Disconnect from).
Click icon
Security Enabled
Networks
You should try to make
sure that any network
you are connecting to is
a secure network.
Connecting to unsecure
networks may allow unauthorized access to
your computer, documents, websites and
files etc.
Figure 7 - 8
Disconnecting
Right-click icon
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 11
7
Modules
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
7
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are
using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F12 key
combination to toggle
power to the Bluetooth
module, and check the
indicator to see if the
module is powered on or
not (see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 9).
Bluetooth Module
The optional Bluetooth module allows you to connect your computer to Bluetooth
enabled devices such as other computers, desktop computers, mobile phones, printers, digital cameras, PDAs, headsets etc. using a short-range radio frequency.
Make sure that the Bluetooth module is on. Use the Fn + F12 key combination (see
Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 9) to toggle power to the Bluetooth module (when the
Bluetooth module is on, the
LED will be orange).
Bluetooth Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, and then insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Optional, and then click 3.Install BlueTooth driver > Yes.
3. Choose the language you prefer, and click OK > Next.
4. Click the button to accept the license agreement, and then click Next.
5. Click Next > Install.
6. Click Finish, and the BlueSoleil icon will appear on the desktop.
7. You can configure the settings at any time by going to the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil - Main Window (Start > Programs/All Programs > IVT
BlueSoleil > BlueSoleil), or by clicking the desktop icon .
7 - 12 Bluetooth Module
Modules
User Guides & Help
View the BlueSoleil
User Guides from the
Help Menu (or press the
F1 key) in the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil Main Window control
panel.
Click the Help menu
and select Contents
and Index.
Look through Getting
Started or select the appropriate User Guide
from the Contents
menu.
Figure 7 - 9
BlueSoleil Main
Window & Help
Bluetooth Module 7 - 13
7
Modules
Disconnecting
In order to have the Local
Area Connection icon display the correct connection
status, you will need to exit
the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil - Main Window by
clicking the File menu and
selecting Exit (see over).
7
Bluetooth Local Area Connection
You can check the Bluetooth connection status from the Network and Sharing
Center:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to turn on the Bluetooth module.
Run the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil program from the desktop icon or Start menu.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click Network and Sharing Center (Network and Internet).
Click Manage network connections.
The Bluetooth connection status will then be displayed in the control panel.
7.
To disconnect click File from the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil - Main Window,
and select Exit (the Local Area Connection will then display “Network cable
unplugged”).
After exiting the program
you can then use the Fn +
F12 key combination to
turn off the Bluetooth module.
If you use the close button,
or turn off the Bluetooth
module (by using the Fn +
F12) the icon will not display the correct status
Figure 7 - 10
Local Area
Connection
7 - 14 Bluetooth Module
Modules
8.
9.
Do not use the close
button or Fn + F12 key combination before clicking File >
Exit or the correct status will not be displayed.
You can then use the Fn + F12 key combination to turn off the Bluetooth module
(check the LED icon for the Bluetooth module power status).
Figure 7 - 11
Bluetooth
Disconnected
Bluetooth Module 7 - 15
7
Modules
PC Camera Module
If you have included the PC Camera module in your purchase option, you will have
the appropriate application provided on the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s
Manual disc. There are 1.3M or 2.0M pixel camera options available for this computer, depending on your purchase configuration. The BisonCap or Video View applications (one will be available depending on your camera module) can be used to
capture video files.
Make sure the PC Camera is on. Use the Fn + F10 key combination (see Table 1 5, on page 1 - 9) to toggle power to the PC Camera module.
7
7 - 16 PC Camera Module
Modules
PC Camera Driver Application
1. Make sure the module is powered on, and then insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Optional, and then click 4.PC Camera, Web cam > Yes.
For the BisonCap Application:
3. Choose the language you prefer and click Next > Next.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
5. Run the BisonCap application program from the BisonCam shortcut on the
desktop, or from the BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again).
For the Video View Application:
1. Click Install.
2. Click to select Yes or No in answer to the power system question.
3. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
4. Run the Video View application program from the Video View shortcut on
the desktop, or from the USB2.0 PC Camera item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10
key combination to turn it on again).
PC Camera Module 7 - 17
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Modules
PC Camera Audio Setup
PC Camera & TV
Tuner
7
If you have the optional
TV Tuner included in
your purchase, make
sure you select which
device to use with the
BisonCap/Video View
program. Go to the Devices menu and select
the Bison Cam, NB Pro/
USB2.0 2M WebCam.
If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the
audio recording options in Windows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Sound
(Hardware and Sound).
Click Recording (tab).
Right-click Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio) and make sure the item is
not disabled.
5. Double-click Microphone (or select Properties from the right-click menu).
6. Click Levels (tab), and adjust the Microphone and Microphone Boost sliders to
the level required.
7. Click OK and close the control panels.
8. Run the BisonCap/Video View application program from the Start > Programs/
All Programs > BisonCam/USB2.0 PC Camera menu.
9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Microphone (Realtek....) (it should
have a tick alongside it).
10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick
alongside it).
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Modules
Figure 7 - 12
Audio Setup for PC
Camera
Right-click
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PC Camera Module 7 - 19
Modules
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate
the file size for the capture file in the BisonCap
program.
You
can
choose to ignore this by
clicking Cancel.
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Pre-allocating space on
the hard disk can improve the capture quality (particularly of large
capture files), by reducing the amount of work
the hard disk has to do
in finding space for the
video data as it is being
captured.
BisonCap
BisonCap is a video viewer useful for general purpose video viewing and testing,
and can capture video files to .avi format.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Run the BisonCap program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture
process - see Set Capture File below).
Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page 7 - 18) and select Start Capture.
On the first run of the program (if you have not set the captured file) you will be
asked to choose a file name and size (see the sidebar - Pre-Allocating File
Space) for the captured file. Click Start Capture again.
Click OK to start capturing the video, and press Esc to stop the capture.
If you wish to, you may go to the File menu and select Save Captured Video
As..., choose a file name and location, and then click Open (you can view the file
using the Windows Media Player).
Set Capture File
In the BisonCap program you will only be asked to set the capture file name on the
first run of the program. When you run the program the next time the file will automatically be overwritten with the newly captured file. To avoid overwriting files you
can go to the Set Capture File.. option in the File menu, and set the file name and
location before capture. Set the name and location then click Open (you can choose
Cancel to ignore the file size if prompted).
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Modules
Eliminating Screen Flicker (BisonCap)
If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap program is flickering, you can try
to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select “Video Capture Filter...”.
Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab).
Figure 7 - 13
Video Capture Filter
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PC Camera Module 7 - 21
Modules
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate the
file size for the capture file
in the Video View program.
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Pre-allocating space on
the hard disk can improve
the capture quality (particularly of large capture
files), by reducing the
amount of work the hard
disk has to do in finding
space for the video data
as it is being captured.
Video View
Video View is a video viewer useful for general purpose video viewing and testing,
and can capture video files to .avi format.
1.
2.
3.
Run the Video View program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > USB2.0
PC Camera menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the
capture process - see Set Capture File below).
Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page 7 - 18) and select Start Capture.
Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the
video, and press Esc to stop the capture.
Set Capture File
Prior to capturing video files you may Set Capture File... To avoid overwriting files
you can go to the Set Capture File.. option in the File menu, and set the file name
and location before capture. Set the name and location then click Open (you can
choose Cancel to ignore the file size if prompted).
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Modules
Eliminating Screen Flicker (Video View)
If you find that the video screen in the Video View program is flickering, you can
try to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the Video View program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter....
Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Flickering Reduction in Image (tab).
Figure 7 - 14
Video Capture Filter
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PC Camera Module 7 - 23
Modules
Zoom (Video View)
If you have enabled digital zoom when installing the Video View camera driver you
may use the Options > Setting menu to zoom the camera in and out.
Figure 7 - 15
Setting
1.
2.
3.
Run the Video View program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Setting.
Use the slider to adjust the zoom level, and click OK to save the setting.
Snapshot Folder
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The Snapshot folder’s
default location is on the
desktop. Do not move
this folder or an error
may appear when you
try to take a still picture.
If you accidentally delete or move the folder,
you can create a new
Snapshot folder on the
desktop in order to capture the files.
Still Image Capture (Video View)
You can capture still images by using the Snapshot command from the Capture
menu.
1.
2.
3.
Run the Video View program.
Go to Capture and select Snapshot.
The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder on the desktop.
Figure 7 - 16
Snapshot Folder
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Modules
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module
A CD containing drivers, software and a user guide will be supplied if your purchase
configuration includes the optional Mini-PCI TV Tuner module. The MPC788
module features both Analog and Hybrid (Analog & Digital) options; the MPC718
is a Hybrid module. You will also be supplied with a remote control unit and appropriate antenna and fittings for the Mini-PCI TV Tuner module.
The optional TV Tuner allows you to watch TV, play music CDs, video conference
and capture still images and video on your PC.
The Cable (CATV) antenna jack and S-Video-In jack will only be enabled
when the TV Tuner module is installed. Make sure you install the driver before
connecting the TV antenna.
TV Antenna
The TV antenna supplied
with any TV Tuner module
is intended for indoor use
only. Please do not use
your TV Tuner module outdoors.
TV Tuner Remote
Point the remote at the consumer IR transceiver to
change channels etc.
Figure 7 - 17
TV Tuner
Ports/Jacks
1
1.
2
S-Video-In Jack
(not supported by
AverMedia TV
Tuner module)
2.
CATV Antenna
Jack
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module 7 - 25
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Modules
TV Tuner Module
Support
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Note that the TV Tuner
module options in Windows Vista are supported by the Windows
Media Center software
which comes built-in to
the Windows Vista
Home Premium and Ultimate Editions only.
If your purchase includes a TV Tuner option, and you are reconfiguring your system
for a different system,
you should install either
Windows Home Premium or Ultimate Editions only.
MPC788/MPC718 Driver & Software
1. Insert the MPC788 or MPC718 driver disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Vista Driver Setup.
3. Click Install > OK.
MPC788 Module
1. This TV Tuner module requires the installation of the software encoder supplied before running Windows Media Center.
2. Insert the Cyberlink Software Encoder disc into the CD/DVD drive.
3. Click Next > Yes > Next.
4. Click Finish.
5. The multimedia functions are supported by Windows Media Center in Windows Vista (Home Premium Edition & Ultimate Edition).
6. Run Windows Media Center directly from the Start menu (Start > Programs > Windows Media Center).
7. Windows Help and Support provides information on the Windows Media
Center functions. Click Start
and select Help and Support, and then
type “Media Center” in the Search Help box and click the magnifying
glass icon
to bring up the results.
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Modules
MPC718 Module
1. This TV Tuner module is fully supported by Windows Media Center in
Windows Vista (Home Premium Edition & Ultimate Edition).
2. Run Windows Media Center directly from the Start menu (Start > Programs > Windows Media Center).
3. Windows Help and Support provides information on the Windows Media
Center functions. Click Start
and select Help and Support, and then
type “Media Center” in the Search Help box and click the magnifying
glass icon
to bring up the results.
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TV Tuner Module Support
Note that the TV Tuner module (factory) options in Windows Vista are supported by the
Windows Media Center software which comes built-in to the Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate Editions only.
If your purchase includes a TV Tuner option, and you are re-configuring your system for a
different system, you should install either Windows Home Premium or Ultimate Editions only.
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module 7 - 27
Modules
Digital TV Broadcast Signal
CATV Cable Safety
Make sure that your
CATV system installer
has connected the Coaxial cable shield to the
grounding system of the
building, as close to the
point of cable entry as
practical.
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This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention
to Article 820-93 of the
NEC (Section 54, Part I
of the Canadian Electrical Code).
The antenna is the most crucial factor in receiving a clear digital terrestrial TV
broadcast signal. The passive antenna provided should provide a clear signal when
placed beside a window. If the signal is not clear then you can purchase an active
antenna (it should also be placed beside a window) to improve the signal. You
should also check with any related government website which provides information
on digital terrestrial TV coverage for your area. Note that (unlike standard analog
TV) if the digital signal is weak then no picture will appear on the TV at all.
TV Recording and Power Plans
If you intend to use the optional TV Tuner to record live TV, then go to the Power
Options control panel and create a power plan (see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 4)
to prevent the power saving options from adjusting the computer’s performance level.
Remote Control Unit
The remote control unit allows you to remotely start and send the system into a power saving state, to run Windows Media Center and to navigate the Media Center
menus etc. The remote control unit also gives full control over all TV and video
functions.
7 - 28 Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module
Modules
1.
Mute
2.
Teletext
3.
4.
Home
Power Button
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
DVD/VCD
Music
Pictures
Videos
Back
Radio
Information
Cursor Buttons & OK
SAP (Secondary Audio Programming)
Live TV
DVD Menu
Last Channel
A/V Navigational Buttons
Channel Change
Volume
Number Pad
Clear
Enter
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
10
9
13
12
14
16
15
Figure 7 - 18
Remote Control Unit
(For MPC Modules)
17
18
20
19
21
22
Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module 7 - 29
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Modules
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7 - 30
Troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Overview
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting your service representative, you may want
to try to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible solutions. This
can’t anticipate every problem, but you should check here before you panic. If you don’t find the answer in these
pages, make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the safety precautions in the preface.
If all else fails, talk to your service representative. You should also make a record of what happened and what
remedies you tried.
Of course, if something goes wrong, it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so you should preview
this section just in case. If, after you’ve tried everything, and the system still won’t cooperate, try turning it off
for a few minutes and then rebooting. You will lose any unsaved data, but it may start working again. Then call
your service representative.
Overview 8 - 1
8
Troubleshooting
Basic Hints and Tips
Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer appears not to be working.
• Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip,
make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power Indicators (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 7)
to see the computer’s power status.
• Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere.
• Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8/“Configuring the Power
Button” on page D - 20), the Fn + F4 key combination, or power button to wake-up the system.
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• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness (see Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 9).
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display.
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive
when you start up your machine (this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk - Replace the
disk, and then press any key” / “Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart”).
8 - 2 Basic Hints and Tips
Troubleshooting
Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to hand.
Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g. in a CD wallet.
• Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided free with
your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so.
• Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if
you choose to use a Boot password for the SCU (see “Security Menu” on page 5 - 10).
• Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc. (even if just brief
notes).
Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate your warranty.
Backup and General Maintenance 8 - 3
8
Troubleshooting
Viruses
• Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which viruses
to look for) up to date. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may seriously harm
your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.
• Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. Note: You should also beware of files from people you know as the
virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded without the person’s knowledge.
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• Keep a “Bootable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/USB storage device” (this CD/DVD/USB device provides basic
information which allows you to startup your computer) handy. You may refer to your OS’s documentation
for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at
least instructions on how to make one).
8 - 4 Viruses
Troubleshooting
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
• Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you are
doing, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system.
• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what
you are doing.
• Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s
manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by
the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware
and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”.
• When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will need
to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected.
• Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files are
usually available to download from vendor’s websites).
• Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or more
system components, or software programs. If possible, go back and undo the change you just made and see
if the problem still occurs.
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 8 - 5
8
Troubleshooting
• Don’t over complicate things. The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem may
be found; Example - if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports, and a number of programs
running, then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. Try disconnecting all of the devices and
restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. A process of elimination (adding and
removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source of a problem, although this may
be time consuming.
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8 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
Troubleshooting
Problems & Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You turned the power on
but it doesn’t work.
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the battery is present and
seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to go in one way). Make sure there’s
nothing interfering with the battery contacts.
The Battery LED power
indicator
, is blinking
orange.
Low Battery. Plug in the AC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up immediately, turn it off
then on again.
You are losing battery
power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme (see “Power
Plans” on page 3 - 4/“Power Schemes” on page D - 17) check its settings. You may also be
using an ExpressCard/USB device/external device that is drawing a lot of power.
Actual battery operating
time is shorter than
expected.
The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure the battery is fully
discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see “Battery Information” on page 3 10/“Battery Information” on page D - 21).
Check the settings of any active power plan (see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 4/“Power
Schemes” on page D - 17).
A peripheral device/USB device/ExpressCard is consuming a lot of power. Turn off/remove the
unused device to save power.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 7
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The computer feels too
hot.
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the vents/fan intakes are not blocked. If this
doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn it off for an hour. Make sure the
computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see “Overheating” on page 1 - 13). Make sure
you’re using the correct adapter.
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any
such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the vents/fan
intakes to be blocked.
Nothing
screen.
appears
on
The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the Fn + F4 (see “Configuring the Power
Buttons” on page 3 - 8/“Configuring the Power Button” on page D - 20).
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The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control Fn + F8/F9 key combinations.
If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure it’s plugged in and turned on. You should
also check the monitor’s own brightness and contrast controls.
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The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key Fn + F7 combination. If
an external monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.
No image appears on
the external monitor I
have plugged in and
powered on.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the Control Panel. See
“NVIDIA Video Driver Controls” on page B - 1/“Video Features” on page D - 7 for
instructions on installing and configuring the video driver.
You forget
password.
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS. Contact your
service representative for help.
the
boot
8 - 8 Problems & Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot
remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.
The sound cannot be
heard or the volume is
very low.
The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume Control Panel in the
Windows taskbar, or use the key combination Fn + F5 and F6 (see “Audio Features” on page 2
- 11/“Audio Features” on page D - 4) to adjust.
The
compact
cannot be read.
The compact disc is dirty. Clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner kit.
disc
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The compact disc tray
will not open when there
is a disc in the tray.
The compact disc is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc using the eject
hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 3).
The
DVD
regional
codes can no longer be
changed.
The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. See “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 - 5/
“DVD Regional Codes” on page D - 2.
The TouchPad doesn’t
work.
The Touchpad has been disabled. Press the Touchpad toggle (Fn + F1) key combination (make
sure you have installed the Touchpad driver.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 9
Troubleshooting
8
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The system freezes or
the screen goes dark.
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter, press a key on the
keyboard, or press the sleep (Fn + F4) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs are
lit.
The system never goes
into a power saving
mode.
Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options menu and enable
the features you prefer (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 6/“System Power Options”
on page D - 18). Make sure you have enabled Hibernate mode from the control panel.
The
Wireless
LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera
modules
cannot
be
detected.
The modules are off. Check the appropriate LED indicator
for the WLAN or Bluetooth
module to see if the modules are on or off (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 7). If the LED
indicator is off, then press the appropriate function key combination in order to enable the
modules (see Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 9).
The
Wireless
LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera
modules
cannot
be
configured.
The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have installed the driver
for the appropriate module (see the instructions in Chapter 7 “Modules”/“Module Drivers” on
page D - 29 for the appropriate module).
The
PC
Camera
software
displays
a
black screen when the
BisonCap software is
run.
The software is using the incorrect device. If you have both an optional PC Camera and an optional
TV Tuner module present, you will need to select which device to use with the BisonCap program.
Go to the Devices menu in the BisonCap program and select the USB Video Device device.
8 - 10 Problems & Possible Solutions
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the ports & jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
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Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Ports and Jacks
Item
Card Reader
Description
The card reader allows you to use the following digital storage cards:
MMC (MultiMedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
MS (Memory Stick)
MS (Memory Stick Pro)
Cable (CATV)
Antenna Jack
DC-In Jack
A
RS MMC (requires PC adapter)
Mini SD (requires PC adapter)
MS Duo (requires PC adapter)
Use this jack to connect a CATV cable if you have included the optional Mini-PCI TV Tuner in
your purchase.
Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
DVI-Out Port
The DVI-Out (Digital Visual Interface) Port (at the rear of the computer) allows you to connect an
external monitor, or Flat Panel Display, to allow dual video or simultaneous display on the LCD
and external monitor/FPD (see “- Display Modes Available” on page 1 - 16). If you are using
an older type of monitor you will need to use a converter to convert the signal from DVI to VGA.
External Monitor Port
The External Monitor Port (on the left of the computer) allows you to connect an external monitor,
or Flat Panel Display, to allow dual video or simultaneous display on the LCD and external
monitor/FPD (see “- Display Modes Available” on page 1 - 16).
A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
Headphone-Out Jack
Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume
to a reduced level before connecting to this jack.
Line-In Jack
The Line-In jack allows you to play audio sources through the computer’s speakers. Note that
audio input through Line-in will default to the mute setting. To set up your audio sources to play
through the Line-in jack go to the Sound control panel
and make sure the Mute box is not
ticked.
Microphone-In Jack
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
This allows high-speed connection to various peripheral devices, e.g. external disk drives and
digital cameras (see note below).
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IEEE 1394
The Mini-IEEE 1394 ports only support SELF POWERED IEEE 1394 devices.
RJ-11 Phone Jack
This port connects to the built-in modem. You may plug the telephone line directly into this RJ-11
telephone connection.
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 3
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port supports LAN (Network) functions.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
S/PDIF-Out Jack
This S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) Out Port allows you to connect your DVDcapable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver for “5.1” or ‘dts’ surround sound.
Security Lock Slot
To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be
purchased at any computer store.
S-Video-In Jack
The S-Video-In jack allows video input to the computer if you have included the optional MiniPCI TV Tuner in your purchase.
S-Video-Out Jack
Connect your television to your computer and view DVDs, VCDs or anything else your computer
can display. (Note that NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M, GeForce 9800M GT, GTX & GTS video cards
are supported in Windows Vista only, and DO NOT support the S-Video-Out Jack.)
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
These USB 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) are for low-speed
peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for high-speed peripherals such as
external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. Devices can be plugged into
the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the need to turn the system off (if the
power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure you use the power supply which
comes with the device).
A
A - 4 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Appendix B: NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on
page 1 - 15.
Video Card Options
NVIDIA Video Driver Installation
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click 1.Install Video Driver > Yes.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Note that card types,
specifications and drivers are subject to continual
updates
and
changes. Check with
your service center for
the latest details on video cards supported.
Note
that
Quadro FX
Screen Flickering
Note that the display may briefly flicker during display device detection (switching displays etc.), or if changes in resolution or mode settings are taking place (this includes
resuming from power saving modes, opening and closing the lid and logging on to Windows etc.).
NVIDIA
3700M,
GeForce 9800M GT,
GTX & GTS video cards
are supported in Windows Vista only, and
DO NOT support the SVideo-Out Jack.
NVIDIA Video Driver Installation B - 1
B
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA Control
Panel
To access the GeForce..... control panel from the desktop;
right-click the desktop, then click NVIDIA
Control Panel.
B
NVIDIA Control Panel
More advanced video configuration options are provided in the NVIDIA Control
Panel tab.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the Display Settings (see page 1 - 16) control panel.
Click Advanced Settings (button).
Click GeForce..... (tab).
Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel to make any video adjustments.
1.
2.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click NVIDIA Control Panel (click "Classic View" from the left of the
menu if you are in Control Panel Home).
OR
Figure B - 1
NVIDIA GeForce.....
Control Panel
B - 2 NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
The NVIDIA Control Panel provides additional video configuration controls and
tools which allow quick access to features such as display configuration, 3D Settings
and Help menus etc.
Navigating the
Control Panel
Navigate through the
control panels in much
the same way as you
would a web page.
Click on the sub-heading tasks in the left
menu (and on the highlighted links) for information.
Use
the
buttons on the top left
to go back, forward
etc.
B
Figure B - 2
NVIDIA Control
Panels
NVIDIA Control Panel B - 3
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
The Help menus provide index and search features, and direct links to the NVIDIA
website etc.
Figure B - 3
Help Menus
B
B - 4 NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
SLI Multi GPU Configuration
This computer features an NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) that improves
graphic quality and performance by combining dual NVIDIA GPUs in a single system. To enable/disable SLI Configuration:
3.
4.
Go to NVIDIA Control Panel (see “NVIDIA Control Panel” on page B - 2).
Double-click 3D Settings, and then click Set SLI Configuration.
SLI Configuration &
Multiple Displays
Note that if SLI configuration is enabled only a
Single display may be
used as the display device.
Figure B - 4
Set SLI
Configuration
B
5.
6.
7.
Click to “Select the SLI configuration for your system.”.
Click to “Select the display to view the SLI rendered content on.” (only a single
display may be used).
Click Apply > Yes (you will need to close any open applications), and Yes to restart
the computer (see over).
SLI Multi GPU Configuration B - 5
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
SLI Multi GPU Configuration & Battery Power
Note that due to the high power and system demands created by enabling SLI Configuration, you should not enable SLI configuration if your computer is powered
by battery only. If you attempt to run an SLI configuration when the computer is
powered by the battery only, then system problems may occur.
• If the computer is currently powered by battery only do not enable SLI configuration.
• If you have currently enabled SLI configuration, and the computer is powered
by the AC/DC adapter, do not switch to battery power only (or go to the
NVIDIA Control Panel and disable SLI configuration before switching to battery power only).
B
B - 6 SLI Multi GPU Configuration & Battery Power
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Display Devices
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external monitor/flat panel display or
TV (if supported) as your display device. The following are the display options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
The built-in LCD.
An external monitor connected to the DVI-Out Port or external monitor port.
A flat panel display connected to the DVI-Out Port (or external monitor port for
older models).
A TV connected to the S-Video-Out jack (see “S-Video-Out Jack” below).
Monitor and TV Tuner
If you are connecting both a monitor/flat panel display to the DVI-Out Port, and a cable/aerial to the optional TV Tuner module, make sure you attach the cable/aerial to the TV Tuner first, then the monitor.
Function Key
Combination
You can use the Fn + F7
key combination to toggle through some display options:
• Notebook Only
• External Display Only
• Notebook + External
Display
Make sure you give the
displays enough time to
refresh.
SLI Configuration & Multiple Displays
Note that if SLI configuration is enabled only a Single display may be used as the display
device.
B
S-Video-Out Jack
Note that NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M, GeForce 9800M GT, GTX & GTS video cards DO
NOT support the S-Video-Out Jack.
Display Devices B - 7
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Attaching Other Displays
Configuring an External Display in Windows Vista
1.
2.
3.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/DVI-Out Port and turn it on.
If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista, go to the
Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used
mobility settings) and click Connect display.
Click on any of the buttons to configure the displays to your preferences, or click
Display Settings (in the New Display Detected window) to access the control
panel.
Figure B - 5
New Display
Detected
B
B - 8 Attaching Other Displays
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Configuring an External Display using the NVIDIA Control Panel
Alternatively you can use the NVIDIA control panel to configure any attached displays.
1.
2.
3.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/DVI-Out Port (or TV to the
S-Video-Out jack if supported by your video card), and turn it on.
Go to NVIDIA Control Panel (see “NVIDIA Control Panel” on page B - 2).
Double-click Display, and then click Set up multiple displays.
SLI Configuration &
Multiple Displays
Note that if SLI configuration is enabled only a
Single display may be
used as the display device.
Figure B - 6
Set Up Multiple
Displays
B
4.
5.
6.
Click to select the nView display mode you wish to use (see page B - 10).
Select the display(s) you want to use (if your display is not shown click “My Display
is not shown in the list...”), and choose which display is to be the primary display.
Click Apply > Yes to save the changes.
Attaching Other Displays B - 9
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Blu-ray/HD-DVD
Support
B
Display Modes
Single Display Mode
Only one of your displays is used.
If your optical device drive
option includes a Blu-ray/
HD-DVD device, please
note the following:
Clone Mode
Clone Mode simply shows an exact copy of the Primary display desktop on the other
display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content.
The GeForce Go 7950
GTX video card DOES
NOT support HDCP (highbandwidth digital-content
protection), and therefore
will not play content
through the DVI-Out port
or S-Video Out Jack on
the computer.
Dualview Mode
Dualview Mode (or Extended Mode in Windows Vista - see overleaf) treats both
connected displays as separate devices, and they act as a virtual desktop resulting in
a large workspace. When Dualview is enabled, you can drag any icons or windows
across to the other display desktop. It is therefore possible to have one program visible in one of the displays, and a different program visible in the other display.
If you wish to display content from the Blu-ray/HDDVD device on an external
display, then use External
Monitor Port to connect
the computer to the external display using Single or
Dualview display modes
(do not use Clone mode).
B - 10 Display Modes
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Using New Display Detected to Enable Extended Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/DVI-Out Port (or TV to the
S-Video-Out jack if supported by your video card), and turn it on.
If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista, go to the
Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used
mobility settings) and click Connect display.
Click to select Show different parts of my desktop on each display (extended).
Click Right or Left under Extend your desktop.
Click Apply > OK.
Figure B - 7
New Display
Detected
(Extended)
B
Display Modes B - 11
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Using Display Settings to Enable Extended Mode
1.
Display Settings
Extended Desktop
2.
Use the control panel to
drag the monitors to
match the physical arrangement you wish to
use.
3.
4.
You can drag any icons
or windows across to either display desktop,
which makes it possible
to have one program
visible in one of the displays, and a different
program visible in the
other display.
B
Figure B - 8
Display Settings
(Extend the
Desktop)
B - 12 Display Modes
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/DVI-Out Port (or TV to the
S-Video-Out jack if supported by your video card), and turn it on.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control
Panel).
Click Adjust screen resolution under the Appearance and Personalization
menu (or double-click Personalization > Display Settings).
Click the monitor icon (e.g. 2 ), and make sure you have checked “Extend the
desktop onto this monitor.” and click Apply.
Click the appropriate monitor
icon (e.g. 2 ) to be able to select
the option to extend the desktop
on to it.
In this example the Primary monitor 1 is on the left, the secondary
display 2 is on the right.
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Enabling TV Display
To display desktop images on a TV, connect the TV to your computer by using an
S-Video cable from the TV to the S-Video-Out jack (see sidebar for support information for your video card) on the left of the computer.
You will need to enable the TV display from the NVIDIA Control Panel as per the
instructions on B - 9. The TV will appear as a display option (2. Select the displays
you would like to use.) when attached to the S-Video-Out jack. Apply the settings,
and then click Yes to save the changes.
Detect Displays
To get a full range of display options click “My
display is not shown in
the list...”.
S-Video-Out Jack
Note
that
NVIDIA
Quadro FX 3700M, GeForce 9800M GT, GTX
& GTS video cards DO
NOT support the S-Video-Out Jack.
B
Figure B - 9
Set Up Multiple
Displays
(with TV connected)
Enabling TV Display B - 13
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Changing the TV Signal Format
1.
2.
3.
4.
When the TV is enabled as a display device, click the sub-menus under Video &
Television.
Click “Change the signal or HD format”
Select the TV signal format (the menu allows you to select TV format by country if
you are unsure of your TV format).
Apply the settings, and then click Yes to save the changes.
Figure B - 10
Change the Signal or
HD Format
B
B - 14 Enabling TV Display
Specifications
Appendix C: Specifications
Latest Specification Information
The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. Certain items (particularly processor types/
speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed, updated or delayed due to the manufacturer's release schedule. Check
with your service center for details.
C
Specifications C - 1
Specifications
Feature
Processor Types
Core Logic
Specification
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor
LGA775 Package (775-pin)
E6300/ E6400
65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology
2MB On-die L2 Cache & 1066MHz FSB
1.86/ 2.13 GHz
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor
LGA775 Package (775-pin)
E6600/ E6700
65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology
4MB On-die L2 Cache & 1066MHz FSB
2.40/ 2.67 GHz
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor
LGA775 Package (775-pin)
E6550/ E6850
65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology
4MB On-die L2 Cache & 1333MHz FSB
2.33/ 3.0 GHz
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor
LGA775 Package (775-pin)
Q6600/ Q6700
65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology
G0 Stepping
8MB On-die L2 Cache & 1066MHz FSB
2.4/ 2.66 GHz
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Processor
LGA775 Package (775-pin)
X6800
65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology
4MB On-die L2 Cache & 1066MHz FSB
2.93 GHz
Intel P965 + ICH8-R
C
C - 2 Specifications
Specifications
Feature
LCD
Specification
17.1" Glare Type Flat Panel TFT (For One of the Following Options)
WXGA (1440 * 900)
OR
WSXGA+ (1680 * 1050)
OR
WUXGA (1920 * 1200)
Security
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
BIOS Password
Memory
Two 200 Pin SO-DIMM Sockets Supporting DDRII (DDR2) 533/667/800 MHz
64-bit Wide DDRII (DDR2) Data Channels
Memory Expandable up to 4GB (512/ 1024/ 2048 MB DDRII Modules Supporting HDCP)
(Note: Do Not Use Other Module Types)
BIOS
One 16Mbit Flash ROM
Phoenix BIOS
C
Specifications C - 3
Specifications
Feature
Video Card
Options
Video Card
Options
Note that card
types, specifications and drivers
are subject to
continual
updates
and
changes. Check
with your service
center for the latest details on
video cards supported.
Specification
For Windows VISTA ONLY:
For Windows VISTA & WinXP:
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M PCI-E Video Card
1GB GDDR3 Video RAM On Board
MS DirectX® 10 Compatible, HDCP Supported
(Note: This Video Card DOES NOT Support the
S-Video-Out Jack for TV & HDTV Output)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX PCI-E Video
Card - SLI Compatible (NVIDIA Scalable Link
Interface supported)
512MB GDDR3 Video RAM on Board
MS DirectX® 10 Compatible, HDCP Supported
For Windows VISTA ONLY:
For Windows VISTA ONLY:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS PCI-E Video
Card - SLI Compatible (NVIDIA Scalable Link
Interface supported)
1GB GDDR3 Video RAM On Board
MS DirectX® 10 Compatible, HDCP Supported
(Note: This Video Card DOES NOT Support the
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT PCI-E Video Card
- SLI Compatible (NVIDIA Scalable Link
Interface supported)
512MB GDDR3 Video RAM On Board
MS DirectX® 10 Compatible, HDCP Supported
(Note: This Video Card DOES NOT Support the
S-Video-Out Jack for TV & HDTV Output)
C
S-Video-Out Jack for TV & HDTV Output)
For Windows VISTA ONLY:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX PCI-E Video
Card - SLI Compatible (NVIDIA Scalable Link
Interface supported)
1GB GDDR3 Video RAM On Board
MS DirectX® 10 Compatible, HDCP Supported
(Note: This Video Card DOES NOT Support the
S-Video-Out Jack for TV & HDTV Output)
C - 4 Specifications
Specifications
Feature
Storage Options
Specification
One Changeable 12.7 mm (h) Optical Device Drive Bay (see“Optional” on page C - 8)
Up to Three Changeable 9.5 mm (h) SATA II Hard Disk Drives
Supports 5400RPM/ 7200RPM RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 HDD Fault Tolerance System
(Optional) External USB 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Card Reader
Embedded 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/ MS Pro/ SD/ Mini SD/ MMC/ RS MMC/ MS Duo)
Note: MS Duo/ Mini SD/ RS MMC Cards Require a PC Adapter
Audio
UAA (Universal Audio Architecture)
Integrated Azalia Compliant Interface
S/PDIF Digital Output
Built-In Microphone
4 * Built-In Speakers
Keyboard &
Pointing Device
Full Size Winkey Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Two Game Hot Keys
Built-In TouchPad (Scroll Functionality Included)
ExpressCard Slot
ExpressCard/34/54 Slot
C
Specifications C - 5
Specifications
Feature
I/O Ports
Specification
Four USB 2.0 Ports
One Mini-IEEE1394a Port
One S-Video-Out Jack for TV & HDTV Output
(Not supported by NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
or NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX)
One DVI-Out Port
One External Monitor Port
One Headphone/Speaker-Out Jack
One Microphone-In Jack
One S/PDIF Out Jack
One Line-In Jack for Audio Input
Communication
One RJ-11 Modem Jack
One RJ-45 Gigabit LAN Jack
One DC-In Jack
One CATV Antenna (Analog/Digital) Jack
(Functions with Optional TV Tuner Module)
One S-Video-In Jack
(Functions with Optional TV Tuner Module)
One Consumer Infrared Transceiver
(Functions with Optional TV Tuner Module)
AZALIA MDC 56K Modem (V.90 & V.92 Compliant)
USB 2.0 Bluetooth Class II Module (Option)
1GB Gigabit LAN On Board
1.3M/2.0M Pixel USB 2.0 PC Camera Module
(Factory Option)
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG PCIe Wireless LAN
Module (Option)
Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN PCIe Wireless LAN
Module (Option)
C
Operating
Systems
Supported
Windows XP SP2
C - 6 Specifications
Windows Vista 64bit
Home Premium/ Business/ Enterprise/ Ultimate
Specifications
Feature
Specification
Power
Management
Supports ACPI 2.0
Battery Low Suspend
Supports Resume from Modem Ring
Supports Suspend to RAM (S3)
Supports Suspend to Disk (S4)
Power
Full Range 220W AC/DC Adapter – AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 20V, 11A
Easy Changeable 12-Cell Smart Lithium-Ion 6600mAH
Environmental
Spec
Temperature
Operating:
Non-Operating:
Physical
Dimensions &
Weight
397mm (w) * 298mm (d) * 51 ~ 60mm (h)
5°C ~ 35°C
-20°C ~ 60°C
Relative Humidity
Operating:
Non-Operating:
20% ~ 80%
10% ~ 90%
5.4kg
C
Specifications C - 7
Specifications
Feature
Optional
Specification
Optical Drive Module Options:
Combo Drive Module
DVD-DUAL Module
DVD-Super Multi Drive Module
Blu-ray Drive Module
HD-DVD Drive Module
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG PCIe Wireless LAN
Module
Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN PCIe Wireless LAN
Module
USB 2.0 Bluetooth Class II Module
External USB 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
1.3M/2.0 Pixel USB 2.0 PC Camera Module
(Factory Option)
Analog TV Tuner Module with Mini-PCI Interface
OR
Hybrid TV Tuner Module with Mini-PCI Interface
DVD Player Software
C
C - 8 Specifications
Windows XP Information
Appendix D: Windows XP Information
This Appendix contains information (including control panel information, driver installation etc.) for users of
the Windows XP OS.
D
D - 1
Windows XP Information
DVD Regional Codes
Changing DVD Regional Codes
Go to the Control Panel and double-click System > Hardware (tab), click Device Manager, then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialogue box, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the control
panel to allow you to adjust the regional code.
DVD region detection is device dependent, not OS-dependent. You can select your module’s region code 5 times. The fifth selection is
permanent. This cannot be altered even if you change your operating system or you use the module in another computer.
D
Region
Geographical Location
1
USA, Canada
2
Western Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East & Egypt
3
South-East Asia, Taiwan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
4
South & Central America, Mexico, Australia,
New Zealand
5
N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe, India & Most of Africa
6
China
Table D - 1 - DVD Region Codes
D - 2 DVD Regional Codes
Figure D - 1 - DVD Regions
Windows XP Information
Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows XP (and most other Windows versions) are
accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk
drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. You can customize the look of
the Start menu by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Properties from the menu.
Click here to toggle Category View
Figure D - 2 - Start Menu & Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows XP provides basic controls for many of the features, however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers. To see
all controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View.
DVD Regional Codes D - 3
D
Windows XP Information
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends
on the setting of the volume control within Windows (and the volume
control function keys on
the computer). Click the
Volume icon on the
taskbar to check the setting.
Figure D - 3
D
Realtek Audio
Configuration
Menus
D - 4 Audio Features
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sounds and Audio
Devices
Windows control panel. For advanced options double-click the Realtek
HD Audio Manager
icon in the taskbar (or click the control panel) to bring up
the Realtek Audio Configuration menus. The volume may also be adjusted by means
of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.
Windows XP Information
Application Hot Key
The hot key buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail
program, and to a user-defined application, with one quick button press. To configure
a program to open when the application hot key
is pressed (Windows Media
Player is the default program), follow the instructions below (make sure you install
the Ap-Key Utility driver - see “TouchPad” on page D - 29).
1. Right click the Hot Key driver icon
in the taskbar.
2. Select Setup from the menu, scroll to Application 1 and press Enter.
3. An Open dialog box will appear on the screen.
Application.exe
You will need to locate the
actual application executable (.exe) file, not
just the shortcut. To find
the application right-click
its shortcut on the desktop and click Properties.
Click the shortcut (tab)
and see where the executable file is located by
clicking the Find Target
(button).
Figure D - 4
Hot Key
Configuration
4. Browse to the directory where the desired application.exe (see the sidebar) program
exists.
5. Double-Click on the program file or choose Open.
Application Hot Key D - 5
D
Windows XP Information
Game Keys
The two game hot keys on the left of the computer allow macros to be configured for
common keystrokes used in applications (the keys can assigned macros for any program, not only games). To configure the keys follow the instructions below.
1. Run the Game Key Configuration program from the desktop icon
(or from C:\Windows\CleGameKey\GmKeyCfgUtl.exe).
2. Double-click the button
for the appropriate key (it will turn red
).
3. When the button is red
you may then record the keystrokes to be assigned to the
Game Key.
Figure D - 5
Game Key
Configuration
4.
5.
6.
7.
D
D - 6 Game Keys
Click OK.
Repeat the procedure for the other Game Key if required.
Close the Game Key Configuration window.
The keystroke order will be repeated with the appropriate button press in any application
program.
Windows XP Information
Video Features
You can switch display devices, and configure display options, from the Display
Properties control panel in Windows as long as the appropriate video driver is installed.
To access Display Properties in Windows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel (or just click Control Panel).
Double-click Display (icon) - In the Appearances and Themes category.
Click Settings (tab) in the Display Properties dialog box.
Move the slider to the preferred setting in Screen resolution 1 (Figure D - 6 on page
D - 8).
5. Click the arrow, and scroll to the preferred setting in Color quality 2 (Figure D - 6 on
page D - 8).
6. You can also access Display Properties by right-clicking the desktop and scrolling
down and clicking Properties. Click Settings (tab) and adjust as above.
7. Open the Display Properties control panel, and click Advanced (button) 3 (Figure D
- 6 on page D - 8) to bring up the Advanced properties tabs.
8. Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel (click to select Standard or Advanced
options and click OK)
9. Click on any of the menu items on the left to display the appropriate control panel.
GeForce Control
Panel
To access the GeForce..... control panel
from the desktop:
Right-click the desktop,
then point to or click
NVIDIA Control Panel.
Video Card Options
Note
that
Quadro FX
NVIDIA
3700M,
GeForce 9800M GT,
GTX & GTS video cards
are supported in Windows Vista only, and
DO NOT support the SVideo-Out Jack.
D
Video Features D - 7
Windows XP Information
Display Properties
2
1
3
Figure D - 6 - Display Properties & NVIDIA Control Panel
Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and changes. This computer features an NVIDIA Scalable Link
Interface (SLI) that improves graphic quality and performance by combining dual NVIDIA GPUs in a single system for some of the video card options. SLI Configuration needs to be enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel; see “SLI Multi GPU Configuration” on page D - 10.
Check with your service center for the latest details on video cards supported (see “Video Card Options” on page C - 4 for details). SLI Con-
D
figuration should not be enabled under battery power (see page B - 6).
D - 8 Video Features
Windows XP Information
Display Devices & Options
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT)/external Flat Panel Display or
TV as your display device. A VGA monitor/Flat Panel Display connects to the DVI-Out port or external monitor
port; a TV to the S-Video-Out jack (if supported by your video card). The following display modes are available.
Display Mode
Description
Note
Single Display Mode
Only one of your displays is used.
Clone Mode
Clone Mode simply shows an exact copy of the Primary display desktop on the other display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content.
Dualview Mode
Dualview Mode treats both connected displays as separate devices, and they act as a virtual desktop resulting in a large workspace. When Dualview is enabled, you can drag any
icons or windows across to the other display desktop. It is therefore possible to have one
program visible in one of the displays, and a different program visible in the other display.
Note that SLI configuration supports
only Single display.
Note that NVIDIA
GeForce 9800M GT
& GTX video cards
DO NOT support the
S-Video-Out Jack.
Table D - 2 - Display Options
Blu-ray/HD-DVD Support
If your optical device drive option includes a Blu-ray/HD-DVD device, please note the following:
The GeForce Go 7950 GTX video card DOES NOT support HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection), and therefore will not
play content through the DVI-Out port or S-Video Out Jack on the computer. If you wish to display content from the Blu-ray/HDDVD device on an external display, then use External Monitor Port to connect the computer to the external display using Single or
Dualview display modes (do not use Clone mode).
Video Features D - 9
D
Windows XP Information
SLI Configuration &
Multiple Displays
Note that if SLI configuration is enabled only a Single display may be used as
the display device.
SLI Multi GPU Configuration
This computer features an NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) that improves
graphic quality and performance by combining dual NVIDIA GPUs in a single system. To enable/disable SLI Configuration:
1. Go to NVIDIA Control Panel (see “Video Features” on page B - 7).
2. Click Set SLI Configuration (3D Settings), and then click “Enable SLI technology”.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
SLI Configuration &
Battery Power
Note that due to the high
power and system demands created by enabling
SLI Configuration, you
should not enable SLI
configuration if your
computer is powered by
battery only (see page B 6).
Figure D - 7
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Set SLI
Configuration
D - 10 SLI Multi GPU Configuration
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Control Panels (NVIDIA)
The NVIDIA Control Panel provides additional video configuration controls and
tools which allows quick access to features such as display configuration, appearance, mobile support and Help menus etc.
Navigating the
Control Panel
Navigate through the
control panels in much
the same way as you
would a web page.
Click on the headings,
menus and highlighted
links for information.
Use the buttons on the
top left to go back, forward etc.
The Help menus provide index and search
features, and direct
links to the NVIDIA
website etc.
Figure D - 8
NVIDIA Control
Panels
SLI Multi GPU Configuration D - 11
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Function Key
Combination
You can use the Fn +
F7 key combination to
toggle through the display options:
Attaching Other Displays
1. Attach your external display to the external monitor port/DVI-Out Port (or TV to the SVideo-Out jack if supported by your video card), and turn it on.
2. Go to NVIDIA Control Panel (see “Video Features” on page B - 7).
3. Click Set up multiple displays (Display).
4. Select the display mode and displays you want to use from the menu.
5. Select the Primary display if you are using Dualview Mode.
6. Click Apply (and Yes to confirm the settings change).
• Notebook Only
• External Display
Only
• Notebook + External
Display
Make sure you give the
displays enough time
to refresh.
Detect Displays
SLI Configuration &
Multiple Displays
Note that if SLI configuration is enabled only a
Single display may be
used as the display device.
To get a full range of display options click “My
display is not shown
in the list...”.
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Figure D - 9 - Set Up Multiple Displays
D - 12 Attaching Other Displays
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7. Click Change Resolution (Display) to adjust the display resolution for any attached displays.
8. Click the display icon and use the sliders to adjust the resolution.
9. Click Apply (and Yes to confirm the settings change).
Figure D - 10 - Change Resolution
Attaching Other Displays D - 13
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To Enable Windows Extended Desktop
1. Attach your external monitor to the external monitor port and turn it on.
2. Click Start, point to Settings (or click Control Panel) and click Control Panel (if you are in Category View choose
Appearance and Themes).
3. Double-click Display (icon).
4. Click Settings (tab).
5. Click the monitor icon (e.g. 2 ), and make sure you have checked “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.”
and click Apply.
Display Settings Extended
Desktop
Use the control panel to drag the monitors to match the physical arrangement
you wish to use.
You can drag any icons or windows
across to either display desktop, which
makes it possible to have one program
visible in one of the displays, and a different program visible in the other display.
Click the appropriate monitor icon (e.g. 2 ) to be able to
select the option to extend
the desktop on to it.
In this example the Primary
monitor 1 is on the left, the
secondary display 2 is on
the right.
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Figure D - 11 - Display Properties (Extended Desktop)
D - 14 Attaching Other Displays
Windows XP Information
Enabling TV Display
To display desktop images on a TV, connect the TV to your computer by using an SVideo cable from the TV to the S-Video-Out jack (see sidebar for support information for your video card) on the left of the computer.
You will need to enable the TV display from the NVIDIA Control Panel as per the
instructions on D - 12. The TV will appear as a display option (2. Select the displays
you would like to use.) when attached to the S-Video-Out jack. Apply the settings,
and then click Yes to save the changes.
Detect Displays
To get a full range of display options click “My
display is not shown
in the list...”.
S-Video-Out Jack
Note that NVIDIA
Quadro FX 3700M,
GeForce 9800M GT,
GTX & GTS video
cards DO NOT support
the S-Video-Out Jack.
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Figure D - 12 - Set Up Multiple Displays for TV
Enabling TV Display D - 15
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Changing the TV Signal Format
1.
2.
3.
4.
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When the TV is enabled as a display device, click the sub-menus under Video & Television.
Click “Change the signal or HD format”
Select the TV signal format (the menu allows you to select TV format by country if you are unsure of your TV format).
Apply the settings, and then click Yes to save the changes.
Figure D - 13 - Change TV Signal Format
D - 16 Enabling TV Display
Windows XP Information
Power Management Features
The Power Options control panel icon in Windows (see page D - 3) allows you to configure power management
features for your computer. You may conserve power through individual components such as the monitor or hard
disk, or you may use either Stand by or Hibernate mode to conserve power throughout the system.
Power Schemes
You can set your computer to conserve power through individual components by means of Power Schemes.
You can also adjust the settings for each scheme to set the monitor to turn off after a specified time, and the computer's hard disk motor to turn off if the hard disk drive has not been accessed for a specified period of time (if
the system reads or writes data, the hard disk motor will be turned back on). The schemes may also be set to set
a specified time for the system to enter Stand by or Hibernate modes.
Resuming Operation
Press the Sleep/Resume
key combination (Fn + F4),
or power button to resume
from Monitor or Hard Disk
Stand by.
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Figure D - 14 - Power Schemes
Power Management Features D - 17
Windows XP Information
Each Windows Power Scheme will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery
power).
Choose the Home/Office Desk scheme for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC
power source. Choose the Max Battery scheme (bear in mind that this scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC
power) powered. Windows will use Portable/Laptop as the default scheme.
System Power Options
You can use the system power options to stop the computer’s operation and restart where you left off. This system features Stand by and Hibernate sleep mode levels (Hibernate mode will need to be enabled by clicking
the option in the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel).
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown
Hibernate mode and Shutdown are the same in that the system is off and you need to press the power button to
turn it on. When you come back from hibernation, you can return to where you last left off (what was on your
desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you last used.
Stand by Mode vs. Hibernate Mode
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If you want to stay away from your work for just a while, you can put the system on Stand by instead of in hibernation. It takes a longer time to wake up the system from Hibernate mode than from Stand by mode.
D - 18 Power Management Features
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Stand by
Stand by saves the least amount of power, but takes the shortest time to return to full operation. During Stand by
the hard disk is turned off, and the CPU is made to idle at its slowest speed. All open applications are retained
in memory. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time, which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Stand by mode to save power.
Hibernate
Hibernate uses no power and saves all of your information on a part of the HDD before it turns the system off.
Although it saves the most power it takes the longest time to return to full operation. You can set your computer
to automatically enter Hibernate mode when the battery power is almost depleted. You will need to enable Hibernate mode from the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel. The system will resume from Hibernate mode by pressing the power button.
System Resume
The system can resume from Stand by mode by:
• Pressing the power button
• An incoming call received on the modem (if enabled)
• Network card activity (if enabled)
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Figure D - 15 - Enable Hibernation
Power Management Features D - 19
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Configuring the Power Button
The power button may be set to send the computer in to either Stand by or Hibernate mode. In Stand by mode,
the LED
will blink green. In Hibernate the LED will be off (battery) or orange (AC/DC adapter). If you
are in a power saving mode set to save power through individual components (e.g. hard disk, monitor), the LED
will remain green.
Sleep Button
You may also configure
the Sleep/Resume key
combination (Fn + F4).
In Windows this is referred to as the Sleep
button.
Power Button
Lid
Figure D - 16 - Power Options (Advanced - Power Buttons)
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D - 20 Configuring the Power Button
Sleep/Resume
(Sleep) Button
Windows XP Information
Battery Information
Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ” on page D - 24).
Battery Life
Your computer’s battery life is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. Power Options (you may set low battery Alarms and actions, and check the Power
Meter from the Power Options control panel), and settings in the OS will help prolong the battery life if configured appropriately.
Low Battery Warning
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC adapter to the computer or
save your work, otherwise, the unsaved data
will be lost when the power is depleted.
Figure D - 17 - Power Options (Alarm & Power Meter)
Battery Information D - 21
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Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least once every 30 days.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason
see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 - 3.
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the
computer is turned off but plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 7 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page D - 21
for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack.)
Conserving Battery Power
To conserve battery power:
Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by
the AC/DC adapter.
Close modem or communication applications when they are not being used.
Remove any unused Express Cards from the computer (Express Cards quickly use up battery power even if the system enters sleep mode).
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Disconnect any unnecessary external devices.
D - 22 Battery Information
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Proper handling of the Battery Pack
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being dropped), or any unusual smells
emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is recommended that you replace
your computer battery every two years.
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Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t turn off the computer by
yourself even when you see a message that indicates the battery is critically low, just let the computer use up all
of the battery power and shut down on its own. Disable the Power Options functions in the Control Panel, especially any Alarms (unclick the tickboxes - see page D - 21) and Schemes (change all the settings to Never see page D - 17). As the battery nears the end of its life save and close any critical files.
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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D - 24 Battery Information
Windows XP Information
Driver Installation
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper
operation of the computer. Table D - 3 lists what you need to install, and it is very important that the drivers
are installed in the order indicated.
WinXP SP2 Driver
Page #
Notes
Chipset
D - 28
Video
D - 28
Audio
D - 28
RAID or AHCI Setup
Modem
D - 28
LAN
D - 28
Note that setting up a RAID, or AHCI mode, needs to
be done prior to installing the Windows OS, and therefore before installing the other drivers listed here.
TouchPad
D - 29
Card Reader/Express Card
D - 29
AP-Key Utility
D - 29
RAID Utility
D - 32
Wireless LAN Module
D - 37
Bluetooth
D - 39
PC Camera
D - 43
The Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module driver and Cyberlink PowerCinema application are provided on a separate CD-ROM for Windows XP.
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Table D - 3 - Driver Installation
Driver Installation D - 25
Windows XP Information
What to Install
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This section covers driver and utility installation instructions for Windows XP Home & Professional. Insert the
Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and
click Install Drivers (button), or click Optional (button) to access the Optional driver menu.
1. Check the driver installation order from Table D - 3
(the drivers must be installed in this order) which is
the same as that listed in the Drivers Installer menu
below.
2. Click to select the driver you wish to install, after
installing each driver it will become greyed out (if you
need to reinstall any driver, click the Unlock button).
3. Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following pages.
Figure D - 18 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
Figure D - 19 - Drivers Installer Screen 2
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Windows XP Information
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Add/Remove Programs item. If you
see the individual driver listed (if not see below), uninstall it, following the on screen prompts (it may be
necessary to restart the computer). Go to the appropriate section of the manual to complete the update/reinstall procedure for the driver in question.
If the driver is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs item:
1. Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click Control
Panel (or click Start > Control Panel).
2. Double-click System (icon); System (icon) is in
Performance and Maintenance (category).
3. Click Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
4. Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall the
driver for (you may need to click “+”).
5. Look for the Update Driver button (check the Driver
tab) and follow the on screen prompts.
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Make sure you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 (or a
Windows XP version which includes Service Pack 2) before installing any drivers. Service Pack 2 includes support for USB 2.0.
If you have upgraded the system by installing Service
Pack 2 (i.e. your Windows XP version does not include
Service Pack 2) then follow these instructions:
1. Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click Control Panel (or click Control Panel).
2. Double-click System (icon); System (icon) is in Performance and Maintenance (category).
3. Click the Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
4. Click “+” next to Other Devices (if its sub-items are
not shown).
5. Right-click Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
and select Uninstall > OK (if you don’t see the item
then there is no need to take any further action).
6. Restart the computer and it will find the USB 2.0 controller.
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Chipset
1. Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Video
1. Click 2.Install Video Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next (click Continue Anyway if asked if
you want to continue at any time).
3. Click “Yes, I want to restart my computer
now” (button).
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Audio
1. Click 3. Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next (click Cancel if a Found New
Hardware Wizard appears).
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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Modem
1. Click 4.Install Modem Driver > Yes.
2. Click OK.
3. The modem is now ready for configuration.
Modem Country Selection
Be sure to check if the modem country selection is appropriate for you (Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options).
LAN
1. Click 5.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
4. The network settings can now be configured.
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TouchPad
1. Click 6.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart your computer.
Card Reader/ExpressCard
1. Click 7.Install CardReader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to accept the license, and then
click Next.
4. Click Finish.
Ap-Key Utility
1. Click 8.Install AP-key Utility > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. The GameKey icon will appear on the desktop
when the driver is installed.
4. See “Application Hot Key” on page D - 5 and
“Game Keys” on page D - 6 for configuration
instructions.
Module Drivers
See the following pages for the driver installation procedures for any of the optional modules included in
your purchase configuration.
Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Modules
Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices
aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s)
are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.
Power Toggle for the Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
Modules
Enable power to the modules as follows:
Fn + F11 = Wireless LAN Module Power Toggle
Fn + F12 = Bluetooth Module Power Toggle
When the WLAN module is on, the
When the Bluetooth module is on, the
ange.
LED will be green.
LED will be or-
What to Install D - 29
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Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
AHCI Mode
Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows the storage driver to enable
advanced Serial ATA features such as Native Command Queuing (for maximum hard disk efficiency and performance). AHCI mode can be supported by one, two or three hard disks.
RAID
You may use your hard disks (if you have included more than one hard disk in your purchase option) in combination with Striping (RAID 0), Mirroring (RAID 1) or Parity Across Disks (RAID 5) for either fault tolerance
or performance. To configure your system in Striping (RAID 0) or Mirroring (RAID 1) modes you will require
at least two hard disks; to configure your system in Parity Across Disks (RAID 5) mode you will require three
hard disks installed.
RAID Level
Description
RAID 0
Identical drives reading and writing data in parallel to increase performance. RAID 0 implements a striped disk
array and the data is broken into blocks and each block is written to a separate disk drive.
RAID 1
Identical drives in a mirrored configuration used to protect data. Should a drive that is part of a mirrored array fail,
the mirrored drive (which contains identical data) will handle all the data. When a new replacement drive is installed,
data to the new drive is rebuilt from the mirrored drive to restore fault tolerance.
RAID 5
Identical drives (at least three drives must be used) in a parity across disks configuration are used to protect data
and increase performance. A RAID 5 array can withstand a single disk failure without losing access to data.
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Table D - 4 - RAID Levels
D - 30 Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
Windows XP Information
What to Prepare for RAID or AHCI Setup
Prepare the following before setting up your serial ATA hard disks in RAID mode (to configure AHCI mode
you do not need to prepare any extra hard disks but will need to install the Intel Matrix driver):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
An operable computer (to create a SATA RAID/AHCI driver diskette).
An external USB floppy disk drive.
A prepared formatted blank 3.5" 1.44MB floppy diskette.
The Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional Edition (with Service Pack 2) OS CD.
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.
A second hard disk installed in the Primary HDD bay for RAID level 0 or 1 (required for RAID but not required
for AHCI).
OR
A a second hard disk installed in the Primary HDD bay, and a third hard disk in the Secondary HDD bay for
RAID level 5.
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SATA RAID or AHCI Setup Procedure (BIOS)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Go to the operable computer running Windows and insert a prepared formatted blank 3.5" 1.44MB floppy diskette.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive of the operable computer.
Click Start (menu) > Run... and navigate (Browse..) to D:\Others\00Raiddriver\F6flpy32.exe and click OK.
Make sure the formatted blank 3.5" 1.44MB floppy diskette is inserted, and click OK.
A SATA RAID/AHCI driver diskette will now be created for you.
Remove the SATA RAID/AHCI driver diskette.
Start-up your computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS.
Go to the Advanced menu, select "SATA Mode" and press Enter.
• For RAID Mode: - Set "SATA Mode" (“SATA Mode: (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 8) to "RAID".
OR
• For AHCI Mode: - Set "SATA AHCI Enable" (“SATA Mode: (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 8) to
"AHCI".
9. Press Esc and go to the Boot menu.
10. Set the external CD/DVD-ROM Drive (make sure the Microsoft Windows OS CD is inserted) as the first
device in the boot order from the Boot menu.
11. Select Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu (or press F10 and Enter) and press Enter to exit the BIOS and
reboot the computer.
12. For RAID mode see the instructions in “RAID Setup (Intel Matrix)” on page D - 33.
13. For AHCI mode see “Windows Setup for RAID & AHCI Modes” on page D - 35, and install the Intel Matrix
driver “Intel Matrix Driver Installation” on page D - 36.
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D - 32 Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Modes
Windows XP Information
RAID Setup (Intel Matrix)
1.
Press Ctrl + i to enter RAID configuration menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v6.1.0.1002 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright (C) 2003-06 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure D - 20
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager
]
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None Defined
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
Serial #
0
FUJITSU MHV2040B NW56T5C25FAF
1
FUJITSU MHT2060B NR0UT52256W7
[]-Select
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
[ESC]-Exit
Size
93.2GB
55.9GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Select 1.Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
Type the RAID volume name and then press Tab or Enter to advance to the next field.
Specify (use the up and down arrow keys) the RAID level (RAID 0 or RAID 1 or RAID 5 - see Table D - 4, on
page D - 30) and then press Tab or Enter to advance to the next field.
Press Enter and the system will select the physical disks to use.
Press Enter and select (if applicable) the Strip Size (best set to default).
Press Enter and select the Capacity size (best set to default).
Press Enter to Create Volume.
Confirm the selection by pressing Y.
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10. This will now return to the main menu.
Figure D - 21
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright (C) 2003-06 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU
RAID Created
1.
2.
3.
4.
]
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
0
My RAID
Level
RAID1(Mirror)
Strip
N/A
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
Serial #
0
FUJITSU MHV2040B NW56T5C25FAF
1
FUJITSU MHT2060B NR0UT52256W7
[]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
Size
55.9GB
Status
Normal
Size
93.2GB
55.9GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
[ENTER]-Select Menu
11. Select 4.Exit and press Enter, then press Y to exit the RAID configuration menu.
12. See over for Windows setup.
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Bootable
Yes
Windows XP Information
Windows Setup for RAID & AHCI Modes
13. Start the computer up, and press a key when you see the message "Press any key to boot from CD".
14. Press the F6 key when you see the message “Press F6 if you need to install third party SCSI or RAID
driver”.
15. When the Windows Setup menu appears (Windows will load a number of files before the Setup menu appears),
press the <S> key to "Specify Additional Device".
16. Insert the SATA RAID driver diskette into the external USB floppy drive, and press Enter.
17. Use the arrow keys to scroll down and select (see below):
Intel(R)
Intel(R)
Intel(R)
Intel(R)
82801HR/HH/H0 SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH8R)
82801HR/HH/H0 SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH8R)
631xESB/632xESB SATA RAID Controller (Server/Workstation ESB2)
631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI Controller (Server/Workstation ESB2)
Figure D - 22
SATA RAID Controller
Desktop ICH8R
• For RAID Mode - Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/H0 SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH8R)
• For AHCI Mode - Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/H0 SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH8R)
18. After you have selected the appropriate option, press Enter.
19. The system will now read from the floppy disk drive and then return to the Windows Setup menu.
20. Press Enter to continue installing the operating system as normal (see your Windows documentation if you
need help on installing the Windows OS).
21. Install the Windows drivers as per Table D - 3, on page D - 25, and then install the Intel Matrix driver (see
overleaf).
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Windows XP Information
Intel Matrix Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Optional.
3. Click 1.Install Intel Matrix > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next > Yes > Next
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
6. Run the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager application from the Start > Programs/All Programs menu.
Figure D - 23 - Intel Matrix Storage Console
7. The Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager provides information on the RAID status.
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Windows XP Information
Intel WLAN Module
Before installing the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g) or Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN
(802.11a/g/n) WLAN driver use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to the module.
Intel WLAN Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on (use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to the module), and then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Optional, and then click 2.Wireless Lan > Yes.
3. Click Install Software (button).
4. Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next > OK.
5. Click OK to complete the installation.
6. You can configure the settings by going to the Intel (R) PROSet Wireless control panel (Start > Programs/All Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless), or by double-clicking the taskbar icon
.
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User Guide
You can view the User
Guides from the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.
Click Optional and then
click the Unlock button.
Click 2.Wireless Lan >
Yes.
Click View User Guide
(button).
Figure D - 24
Intel PROSet/
Wireless
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Windows XP Information
Bluetooth Module
Before installing the Bluetooth driver use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to the module.
Bluetooth Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on and then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Optional, and then click 3.Bluetooth > Yes.
3. Choose the language you prefer, and click OK.
4. Click Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license agreement, and then click Next.
6. Click Next > Next > Install.
7. Click Finish.
8. The IVT Corporation BlueSoleil - Main Window screen will appear on the desktop.
9. You can configure the settings at any time by going to the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil - Main Window control panel (Start > Programs/All Programs > IVT BlueSoleil), or by clicking the taskbar
icon .
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User Guide
View the BlueSoleil User
Guides (Contents and Index) from the Help menu
(or press the F1 key) in
the IVT Corporation
BlueSoleil - Main Window control panel. Click
BlueSoleil User Guides
in the Contents tab, and
click to select the appropriate User Guide from
the panel on the right.
Figure D - 25
Bluetooth Control
Panel & User Guides
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Bluetooth Local Area Connection Icon
If you want to display the Local Area Connection icon for the Bluetooth connection
in the taskbar, set it up as follows:
1. Access the Network Connections control panel in Windows (Start > Settings > Network Connections OR Start > Connect To > Show all Connections) or by clicking the
taskbar icon
.
2. Right-click the Bluetooth connection icon, and select Properties.
3. Click to put a tick in the “Show icon in the notification area when connected” box.
4. Close the control panels and the icon
for the Bluetooth connection will be displayed
in the taskbar when connected (see sidebar and overleaf).
Disconnecting
In order to have the taskbar
icon display the correct
connection status, you will
need to exit the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil - Main
Window by clicking the File
menu and selecting Exit
(see over).
After exiting the program
you can then use the Fn +
F12 key combination to turn
off the Bluetooth module.
If you use the close button,
or turn off the Bluetooth
module (by using the Fn +
F12) the taskbar icon will
not display the correct status
Figure D - 26
Local Area
Connection
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5.
6.
7.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to turn on the Bluetooth module.
Run the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil program from the desktop icon or Start menu.
The connection status will then be displayed.
Figure D - 27 - Bluetooth Connected
8.
To disconnect click File from the IVT Corporation BlueSoleil - Main Window, and select Exit (the Local Area
Connection will then display “A network cable is unplugged”).
9. Do not use the close
button or Fn + F12 key combination before clicking File > Exit or the correct status will
not be displayed.
10. You can then use the Fn + F12 key combination to turn off the Bluetooth module (check the LED icon for the
Bluetooth module power status).
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Figure D - 28 - Bluetooth Disconnected
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Windows XP Information
PC Camera Module
If you have included the PC Camera module in your purchase option, you will have
the appropriate application provided on the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s
Manual disc. There are 1.3M or 2.0M pixel camera options available for this computer, depending on your purchase configuration. The BisonCap or Video View applications (one will be available depending on your camera module) can be used to
capture video files.
Before installing the PC Camera driver use the Fn + F10 key combination to toggle
power to the module.
Taking Still Pictures
Double-click the My
Computer icon on the
desktop, or go the Start
menu and point to My
Computer, then click it.
Double-click the camera
icon.
.
Click Take a new picture
in the Camera Tasks
box.
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PC Camera Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on and then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Optional, and then click 4.PC Camera, Web cam > Yes.
For the BisonCap Application:
3. Choose the language you prefer and click Next > Next.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
5. Run the BisonCap application program from the BisonCam shortcut on the desktop, or from the
BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn
+ F10 key combination to turn it on again).
For the Video View Application:
1. Click Install.
2. Click to select Yes or No in answer to the power system question.
3. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
4. Run the Video View application program from the Video View shortcut on the desktop, or from the
USB2.0 PC Camera item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off
use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again).
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PC Camera Audio Setup
If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the audio recording options in
Windows (see Figure D - 29 on page D - 46).
1.
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and click Control Panel, then doubleclick the Sounds & Audio Devices icon (Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices in Category View).
2. Click Advanced in the Volume > Device volume tab.
3. Click Options and scroll down and click Properties.
4. Select Realtek HD Audio input from the Mixer device menu.
5. Click Mic Volume (check box) if it is not checked, then click OK.
6. Boost the Recording volume in the Recording Control panel as high as it will go.
7. Close the control panels.
8. Run the BisonCap/Video View application program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam/
USB2.0 PC Camera menu.
9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Realtek HD Audio input (it should have a tick alongside it).
10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick alongside it).
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Figure D - 29
Audio Setup for
PC Camera
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Windows XP Information
BisonCap
BisonCap is a video viewer useful for general purpose video viewing and testing,
and can capture video files to .avi format.
1. Run the BisonCap application from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam
menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture process - see
Set Capture File below).
2. Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page D - 45) and select Start Capture.
3. On the first run of the program (if you have not set the captured file) you will be asked to
choose a file name and size (see the sidebar - Pre-Allocating File Space) for the
captured file. Click Start Capture again.
4. Click OK to start capturing the video, and press Esc to stop the capture.
5. If you wish to, you may go to the File menu and select Save Captured Video As...,
choose a file name and location, and then click Open (you can view the file using the
Windows Media Player).
Set Capture File
In the BisonCap application you will only be asked to set the capture file name on
the first run of the program. When you run the program the next time the file will automatically be overwritten with the newly captured file. To avoid overwriting files
you can go to the Set Capture File.. option in the File menu, and set the file name
and location before capture. Set the name and location then click Open (you can
choose Cancel to ignore the file size if prompted).
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate the
file size for the capture file
in the BisonCap application. You can choose to
ignore this by clicking
Cancel.
Pre-allocating space on
the hard disk can improve
the capture quality (particularly of large capture
files), by reducing the
amount of work the hard
disk has to do in finding
space for the video data
as it is being captured.
You may find it helpful to
defragment the HDD before capture.
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Eliminating Screen Flicker (BisonCap)
If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap application is flickering, you can
try to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.Run the BisonCap program.
2.Go to Options and scroll down to select “Video Capture Filter...”.
3.Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab).
Figure D - 30
Video Capture Filter
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Video View
Video View is a video viewer useful for general purpose video viewing and testing,
and can capture video files to .avi format.
1. Run the Video View program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > USB2.0 PC
Camera menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture process - see Set Capture File below).
2. Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page D - 45) and select Start Capture.
3. Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the
video, and press Esc to stop the capture.
Set Capture File
Prior to capturing video files you may Set Capture File... To avoid overwriting files
you can go to the Set Capture File.. option in the File menu, and set the file name
and location before capture. Set the name and location then click Open (you can
choose Cancel to ignore the file size if prompted).
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate
the file size for the capture file in the Video
View program.
Pre-allocating space on
the hard disk can improve the capture quality (particularly of large
capture files), by reducing the amount of work
the hard disk has to do
in finding space for the
video data as it is being
captured.
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Eliminating Screen Flicker (Video View)
If you find that the video screen in the Video View program is flickering, you can try
to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1. Run the Video View program.
2. Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter....
3. Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Flickering Reduction in Image (tab).
Figure D - 31
Video Capture Filter
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Zoom (Video View)
If you have enabled digital zoom when installing the Video View camera driver you
may use the Options > Setting menu to zoom the camera in and out.
1. Run the Video View program.
2. Go to Options and scroll down to select Setting.
3. Use the slider to adjust the zoom level, and click OK to save the setting.
Figure D - 32
Setting
Snapshot Folder
Still Image Capture (Video View)
You can capture still images by using the Snapshot command from the Capture
menu.
1. Run the Video View program.
2. Go to Capture and select Snapshot.
3. The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder on the desktop.
The Snapshot folder’s
default location is on the
desktop. Do not move
this folder or an error
may appear when you
try to take a still picture.
If you accidentally delete or move the folder,
you can create a new
Snapshot folder on the
desktop in order to capture the files.
Figure D - 33
Snapshot Folder
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Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module
The Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module driver and application (for MPC788/MPC718) are provided on a separate CDROM for Windows XP (see “Mini-PCI TV Tuner Module” on page 7 - 25 for further information).
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MPC788/MPC718 Driver & Cyberlink PowerCinema Installation
1. Insert the driver MPC788 or MPC718 disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click XP Setup.
3. Choose the Setup Language you prefer, and then click Next.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license agreement for Microsoft(R) DirectX(R), and then click Next >
Next > Finish.
6. Choose the Setup Language you prefer for PowerCinema, and then click OK.
7. Click Next > Yes.
8. Type in the Cyberlink PowerCinema CD Key provided (make sure you also input a User and Company Name), and then click Next.
9. Click Next > Next > Next > Finish.
10. Click Next > Install > Finish to install SimHID.
11. Click Finish to restart the computer.
12. Run the application from the Start > Programs/All Programs > Cyberlink PowerCinema and select
the PowerCinema program, or double-click the icon on the desktop.
13. Help is available from within the PowerCinema program.
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