Samsung | NP-X460 | Samsung NP-X460 User Manual

SAMSUNG
User Guide
Chapter 1.
Getting Started
Product Features
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Before You Start
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Contents
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Safety Precautions
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Proper Posture During Computer Use
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Important Safety Information
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Replacement Parts and Accessories
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
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WEEE SYMBOL INFORMATION
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Overview
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Front View
Status Indicators
Right View
Left View
Back View
Bottom View
Turning the Computer On and Off
Turning the computer on
Turning the computer off
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Product Features
High-Performance Notebook Computer
 Intel Core™2 Duo Processor and DDR III Memory
 Wireless LAN (Optional), Bluetooth (Optional)
 Fingerprint recognition (Optional), TPM(Trusted Platform Module)
(Optional)
Supports Various Multimedia Functions
 Supports Play AVStation which allows you to enjoy various multimedia
items (Optional)
 A video chatting/conference function adopting the camera module
(Optional)
 An HDMI port that enables viewing a full HD picture on the TV
(Optional)
Easy-to-Use and Convenient Functions
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Various Hot Key Functions
Multi-Card Slot (Optional)
Luxurious, Ergonomic Design
Convenient Touchpad Gesture Functions (Optional)
Optional items may be changed or may not be provided depending on the
computer model.
Before You Start
Before reading the User Guide, first check the following information.
User Guide Information
Utilizing the User Guide
This product is supplied with an Installation Guide, and
a User Guide.
You can even more easily and conveniently use the
computer by using any of the guides depending on your
needs.
z Be sure to read the Safety Precautions before using
the computer.
x Refer to the separately supplied Installation Guide
when installing your computer.
c Refer to the User Guide for the procedures to use the
computer.
Installation Guide
v Using the Index of the User Guide, you can easily find
This guide is provided so that you can conveniently refer
to this guide when using the computer for the first time
after purchasing it.
This document includes the computer components and
the connection procedures.
any information you are looking for.
b Using the Glossary of the User Guide, you can easily
find meanings for technical terms.
n If a problem occurs, refer to the Q & A included in the
User Guide.
User Guide
You are currently reading the User Guide. To open the
file at any time, double-click the icon on the Desktop.
Alternatively, select Start > All Programs > Samsung >
User Guide > User Guide.
This document includes the computer functions, how to
use the functions, and how to use the programs.
 Optional items, some devices and software referred
to in the User Guide may not be provided and/or
changed by upgrade.
Note that the computer environment referred in
the User Guide may not be the same as your own
environment.
 Images used in this User Guide may differ from
actual product.
 This guide decribes procedures for using both the
mouse and the touchpad.
 The illustrations provided in this guide assume that
your operating system is Windows Vista. These
illustrations are subject to change.
 The User guide supplied with this computer may
vary depending on your model.
Safety Precaution Notations
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or fatality.
Caution
Failing to follow instructions marked with this symbol, may cause slight injury to
yourself or damage your property.
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Copyright
© 2008 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. owns the copyright of this manual.
No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without
the consent of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice due to improving the performance of the product.
Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any data loss. Please take care to avoid losing any important data and backup
your data to prevent any such data loss.
Precautions for Operating System Support
The operating system (OS) installed on this product is the latest version of Windows Vista.
Other operating systems (Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 server, UNIX and LINUX, other
Windows Vista versions, etc.) other than the operating system already installed on this computer are not supported.
If a problem occurs because of the installation of another operating system, the company will not provide technical
support, a replacement or refund, and if our service engineer visits you due to this problem, a service charge will be
applied.
In addition, installing a program that does not support Windows Vista, may cause the program to not work properly.
In this case, ask the corresponding software manufacturer about the problem. If you request our services to resolve a
problem caused by incompatible software, a service charge will be applied.
About the Product Capacity Representation Standard
About HDD Capacity Representation
The capacity of the storage device (HDD, SSD) of the manufacturer is calculated assuming that 1KB=1,000 Bytes.
However, the operating system (Windows) calculates the storage device capacity assuming that 1KB=1,024 Bytes, and
therefore the capacity representation of the HDD in Windows is smaller than the actual capacity due to the difference in
capacity calculation.
(E.g. For a 80GB HDD, Windows represents the capacity as 74.5GB, 80x1,000x1,000x1,000 byte/
(1,024x1,024x1,024)byte = 74.505GB)
In addition, the capacity representation in Windows may be even smaller because some programs such as Recovery
Solution may reside in a hidden area of the HDD.
About Memory Capacity Representation
The memory capacity reported in Windows is less than the actual capacity of memory.
This is because BIOS or a video adapter uses a portion of memory or claims it for further use.
(E.g. For 1GB(=1,024MB) memory installed, Windows may report the capacity as 1,022MB or less)
Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Product Features
Before You Start
Contents
Safety Precautions
Proper Posture During Computer Use
Important Safety Information
Replacement Parts and Accessories
Regulatory Compliance Statements
WEEE SYMBOL INFORMATION
Overview
Front View
Status Indicators
Right View
Left View
Back View
Bottom View
Turning the Computer On and Off
Turning the computer on
Turning the computer off
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Chapter 2. Using the Computer
Keyboard
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Touchpad
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Basic Touchpad Functions
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Touchpad Gesture Function (Optional) 56
Touchpad On/Off Function
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CD Drive (ODD, Optional)
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Inserting and Ejecting a CD
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Burning a CD
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Multi Card Slot (Optional)
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ExpressCard Slot (Optional)
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Connecting a monitor / TV
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Connecting to the Monitor / TV
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Viewing Through a Monitor / TV
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Using Dual View
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Adjusting the Volume
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Intel Turbo Memory Device (Optional) 76
Check before installing another
operating system such as Windows XP77
Q & A
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Chapter 3. U
sing Microsoft
Windows Vista
About Microsoft Windows Vista
Welcome Center
Help and Support
Windows Vista Screen Layout
Desktop
Start Menu
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Sidebar / Gadget
Window
Control Panel
Opening the Control Panel
User Accounts
Changing the screen resolution
and the color
Configuring the Start Menu
Power Button
Phishing Filter
User control function
Windows Mobile Center
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Chapter 4. Using the Network
Wired Network
Wireless Network
Connecting to a Wireless LAN
Using the Easy Network Manager
(Optional)
Network Settings
Using in Another Location
Diagnosing the Network Status
Connecting with a Modem (Optional)
Bluetooth (Optional)
Bluetooth Function
Using Bluetooth
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Chapter 5. Using Applications
Introducing Programs
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CyberLink DVD Suite (Optional)
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Play AVStation (Optional)
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Launching and Screen Layouts
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Movie Station
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Music Station
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Photo Station
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Play Camera (Optional)
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Samsung Update Plus (Optional)
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McAfee SecurityCenter (Optional)
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Installing McAfee 143
Using McAfee
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Using Samsung Magic Doctor
(Optional)
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OmniPass (Fingerprint Identification,
Integrated Password Authentication,
Optional)
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TPM (Trusted Platform Module, Optional)
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Before Starting TPM
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TPM Settings 157
Using the TPM Functions
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Initializing and Reconfiguring the
TPM Chip
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Reinstalling Software
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Chapter 6. Settings and Upgrade
LCD Brightness Control
BIOS Setup
Entering the BIOS Setup
The BIOS Setup Screen
Setting a Boot Password
Changing the Boot Priority
Upgrading Memory
Battery
Installing/Removing the Battery
Charging the Battery
Measuring the Remaining Battery
Charge
Extending the Battery Usage Time
Using the Security Lock Port 172
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Chapter 7. Windows Media Center
About Package Contents
and the Program Guide
Connecting and Setting Up
Media Center
Connecting Devices
Media Center Setup
Using Media Center Start Screen Layout
Pictures + Videos
Music
TV + Movies
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Chapter 8. Appendix
Reinstalling Windows Vista
Using Samsung Recovery Solution
(Optional)
Samsung Recovery Solution
Functions
Using Samsung Recovery Solution
Q & A
Display Related
Modem Related
Wired Network (LAN) Related
Wireless Network (WLAN) Related
Game and Program Related
Bluetooth
Other
Try the Microsoft Office Trial Demo
Free for 60 Days (Optional)
Product Specifications
Glossary
Index
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Safety Precautions
For your security and to prevent damage, please read the following safety instructions carefully.
Since this is commonly applied to Samsung Computers, some pictures may differ from actual products.
Warning
Failing to follow instructions marked with this symbol may cause personal injury and even fatality.
Installation Related
Do not install the product in places
exposed to humidity such as a
bathrooms.
There is a danger of electric
shock. Use the product within the
operating conditions specified in the
Manufacturers User Guide.
Keep the plastic bags out of the
reach of children.
There is a danger of suffocation.
Keep a distance of 15cm or more
between the computer and the
wall and do not place any objects
between them.
This may increase the internal
temperature of the computer and may
cause an injury.
Do not install the computer on a
slant or a place prone to vibrations,
or avoid using the computer in that
location for a long time.
This increases the risk that a
malfunction or damage to the product
will occur.
Avoid exposing any part of your
body to the heat from the computer
vent for a long time when it is on.
Exposing a part of your body to the
heat from the vent for long periods of
time may cause a burn.
Avoid blocking the vent at the
bottom or side of the computer
when using it on a bed or cushion.
If the vent is blocked, there is a
danger of damaging the computer or
overheating the inside of the computer.
N/P Ver 1.4
Power Related
The power plug and wall outlet figures may differ depending on the country specifications and the
product model.
Do not touch the main plug or
power cord with wet hands.
There is a danger of electric shock.
Do not exceed the standard
capacity (voltage/current) of a
multiplug or power outlet extension
when using it for the product.
If the power cord or power outlet
makes a noise, disconnect the
power cord from the wall outlet and
contact a service center.
Plug the power cord firmly into the
power outlet and AC adapter.
Failing to do so may cause fire hazard.
There is a danger of electric shock or
fire hazard.
There is a danger of electric shock or
fire hazard.
Do not use a damaged or loose
main plug or power cord or power
outlet.
There is a danger of electric shock or
fire hazard.
Do not unplug the power cord out
by pulling the cable only.
If the cord is damaged, it may cause
electric shock.
AC Adapter Usage
Precautions
Do not bend the power cord
excessively or do not place a heavy
object over the power cord. It is
especially important to keep the
power cord out of reach of infants
and pets.
If the cord is damaged, it may cause
electric shock or fire.
If water or another substance enters
the power input jack, AC adapter or
the computer, disconnect the power
cord and contact the service center.
Damage to the device within the
computer may cause electric shock or
fire hazard.
Do not place heavy objects or step
onto the power cord or AC adapter
to avoid damaging the power cord
or AC adapter.
If the cord is damaged, there is a
danger of electric shock or fire.
Use only the AC adapter supplied
with the product.
Using another adapter may cause the
screen to flicker.
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Battery Usage Related
Authorized
Parts
Connect the power cord to the AC
adapter firmly.
Otherwise, there is a danger of fire due
to an incomplete contact.
Keep the battery out of the reach of
infants and pets, as they could put
the battery into their mouths.
There is a danger of electric shock or
choking.
Use an authorized battery and AC
adapter only.
Please use an authorized battery
and adapter approved by Samsung
Electronics.
Unauthorized batteries and adapters
may not meet the proper safety
requirements and may cause problems
or malfunctions and result in an
explosion or fire.
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Power Off
Do not use the computer in a badly
ventilated location such as on
bedding, on a pillow or cushion, etc,
and do not use it in a location such
as room with floor heating as it may
cause the computer to overheat.
Take care that the computer vents (on
the side or the bottom) are not blocked
especially in these environments. If the
vents are blocked, the computer may
overheat and it may cause a computer
problem, or even explosion.
Do not use the computer in a humid
location such as a bathroom or
sauna.
Do not close the LCD panel and put
the computer into your bag to move
it when it is still turned on.
Please use the computer within the
recommended temperature and
humidity range (10~35ºC, 20~80%
RH).
If you put the computer into your bag
without turning it off, the computer
may overheat and there is a danger of
fire. Shut the computer down properly
before moving it.
Never heat the battery or put the
battery into a fire. Do not put or use
the battery in a hot location such as
a sauna, inside a vehicle exposed to
the heat, and so on.
There is a danger of an explosion or
fire.
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Please charge the battery
fully before using the
computer for the first time.
Take care not to allow metal objects
such as a key or clip to touch the
battery terminal (metal parts).
If a metal object touches the battery
terminals, it may cause excessive
current flow and it may damage the
battery, or result in a fire.
If liquid leaks out of the battery or
there is a funny smell coming from
the battery, remove the battery from
the computer and contact a service
center.
There is a danger of an explosion or
fire.
To use the computer safely,
replace a dead battery with a new,
authorized battery.
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Usage Related
Disconnect all cables connected
to the computer before cleaning
it. If you are cleaning a notebook
computer, remove the battery.
There is a danger of electric shock or
damage to the product.
Do not place any container filled
with water or chemicals over or near
the computer.
If water or chemicals enter the
computer, this may cause fire or
electric shock.
If the computer is broken or
dropped, disconnect the power cord
and contact a service center for a
safety check.
Using a broken computer may cause
electric shock or fire hazard.
Avoid direct sunlight when the
computer is in an air-tight location
such as inside a vehicle.
There is a danger of a fire hazard.
The computer may overheat and also
present opportunity to thieves.
Do not connect a phone line
connected to a digital phone to the
modem.
There is a danger of a electric shock,
fire or damage to the product.
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Upgrade Related
Never disassemble the power
supply or AC adapter.
There is a danger of electric shock.
Use only authorized parts (multiplug, battery and memory) and
never disassemble parts.
There is a danger of damaging the
product, electric shock or fire hazard.
When removing the RTC (Real Time
Clock) battery, keep it out of the
reach of children as they could
touch and/or swallow it.
Shut down the computer and
disconnect all cables before
disassembling the computer. If
there is a modem, disconnect the
phone line. If you are disassembling
a notebook computer, make sure to
remove the battery.
Failing to do so, may cause electric
shock.
There is a danger of choking. If a child
has swallowed it, contact a doctor
immediately.
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Custody and Movement Related
Follow the instructions for the
relevant location (e.g. airplane,
hospital, etc.) when using a wireless
communication device (wireless
LAN, Bluetooth, etc.).
When carrying the notebook
computer with other items, such as
the adapter, mouse, books etc, take
care not to press anything against
the notebook computer.
If a heavy object is pressed against
the notebook computer, a white spot
or stain may appear on the LCD.
Therefore, take care not to apply any
pressure to the notebook.
In this case, place the notebook
computer in a separate compartment
away from the other objects.
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Caution
Failing to follow instructions marked with this symbol may cause slight injury or damage to the product.
Installation Related
Do not block the ports (holes),
vents, etc. of the product and do not
insert objects.
Damage to a component within the
computer may cause electric shock or
fire.
Battery Usage Related
Do not place a heavy object over the
product.
Dispose of worn-out batteries
properly.
This may cause a problem with the
computer. In addition, the object may
fall and cause injury, or damage the
computer.
- There is a danger of fire or explosion.
When using the computer with it
lying on its side, place it so that the
vents face upwards.
- The battery disposal method may
differ depending on your country and
region. Dispose of the used battery in
an appropriate way.
Do not throw or disassemble the
battery and do not put it into water.
Failing to do so, may cause the internal
temperature of the computer to rise and
the computer to malfunction or halt.
This may cause an injury, fire or
explosion.
Use only a battery authorized by
Samsung Electronics.
Failing to do so may cause an
explosion.
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Usage Related
Avoid contact with metal objects
such as car keys or clips when
keeping or carrying a battery.
Contact with a metal may cause
excessive current and a high
temperature and may damage the
battery or cause a fire.
Charge the battery according to the
instructions in the manual.
Failing to do so, may cause an
explosion or fire from damage to the
product.
Do not heat the battery or expose it
to heat (e.g. inside a vehicle during
the summer).
There is a danger of explosion or fire.
Do not place a candle, light cigar,
etc. over or on the product.
There is a danger of fire.
Use a wall outlet or multi-plug with
a grounding part.
Failing to do so may cause electric
shock hazard.
Make sure to have the product
tested by a safety service engineer
after repairing the product.
Authorized Samsung Repair Centers
will carry out safety checks after a
repair. Using a repaired product without
testing it for safety may cause an
electric shock or fire.
In case of lightning, immediately
turn the system off, disconnect the
power cord from the wall outlet and
phone line from modem. Do not use
a modem or phone.
There is a danger of electric shock or
fire.
Do not use your computer and
AC-Adapter on your lap or soft
surfaces.
If the computer temperature increases,
there is a danger of burning yourself.
Connect only permitted devices
to the connectors or ports of the
computer.
Failing to do so, may cause electric
shock and fire.
Close the LCD panel only after
checking if the notebook computer
is turned off.
The temperature may rise and it may
cause overheating and deformation of
the product.
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Do not press the Eject Button while
the Floppy Disk/CD-ROM drive is in
operation.
You might lose data and the disk might
be suddenly ejected and could cause
an injury.
Take care not to drop the product
while using it.
This may cause personal injury or loss
of data.
Do not touch the antenna with
electricity facility such as the power
outlet.
There is a danger of electric shock.
When handling computer parts,
follow the instructions on the
manual supplied with the parts.
Failing to do so, may cause damage to
the product.
If the computer emits smoke, or
there is a burning smell, disconnect
the power plug from the wall outlet
and contact a service center. If your
computer is a notebook computer,
make sure to remove the battery.
Emergency disk eject method using
paperclip should not be used while
the disk is in motion. Make sure
to use the emergency disk eject
method only when the Optical Disk
Drive is stopped.
There is a danger of fire.
There is a danger of injury.
Do not use a damaged or modified
CD/Floppy Disk.
Do not place your face close to the
Optical Disk Drive tray when it is
operating.
There is a danger of damaging the
product or personal injury.
Do not insert your fingers into the
PC Card Slot.
There is a danger of injury or electric
shock.
Use recommended computer
cleansing solution when cleaning
the product and only use the
computer when it is completely
dried.
Failing to do so may cause electric
shock or fire.
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There is a danger of injury due to an
abrupt ejection.
Check CDs for cracks and damage
prior to use.
It may damage the disc and cause
disorder of device and injury of user.
Upgrade Related
Take care when touching the
product or parts.
Never disassemble or repair the
product by yourself.
The device may be damaged or you
may be injured.
There is a danger of electric shock or
fire.
Custody and Movement
Related
When moving the product, turn
the power off and separate all
connected cables first.
The product might be damaged or
users may trip over the cables.
Take care not to throw or drop a
computer part or device.
This may cause injury or damage to the
product.
Make sure to close the computer
cover before connecting the power
after a reassembly.
To connect a device that is not
manufactured or authorized by
Samsung Electronics, enquire
at your service center before
connecting the device.
There is a danger of damaging the
product.
There is a danger of electric shock if
your body touches an internal part.
For long periods of not using the
notebook computer, discharge
the battery and preserve as it is
detached.
The battery will be preserved at its best
condition.
Do not operate or watch the
computer while driving a vehicle.
There is a danger of a traffic accident.
Please concentrate on driving.
Use parts authorized by Samsung
Electronics only.
Failing to do so, may cause fire or
damage the product.
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Cautions on Preventing Data Loss (Hard Disk Management)
Take care not to damage the data on a hard disk drive.
 A hard disk drive is so sensitive to external impact that an external impact may cause loss of data on the surface of the
disk.
 Take extra care, because moving the computer or an impact on the computer when it is turned on may damage the data of
the hard disk drive.
 The company is not liable for any loss of any data caused by a customer’s careless usage or bad environmental conditions.
Causes that may damage the data of a hard disk drive and the hard disk drive itself.
 The data may be lost when an external impact is applied to the disk while disassembling or assembling the computer.
 The data may be lost when the computer is turned off or reset by a power failure while the hard disk drive is operating.
 The data may be lost and irrecoverable due to a computer virus infection.
 The data may be lost if the power is turned off while running a program.
 Moving or causing an impact to the computer while the hard disk drive is operating, may cause files to be corrupted or bad
sectors on the hard disk.
To prevent data loss due to damage to the hard disk drive, please backup your data frequently.
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Proper Posture During Computer Use
Maintaining a proper posture during computer use is very important to prevent physical harm.
The following instructions are about maintaining a proper posture during computer use developed through human
engineering. Please read and follow them carefully when using the computer.
Otherwise, the probability of (RSI: Repetitive Strain Injury) from repeated operations may increase and serious
physical harm may be caused.
The instructions in this manual have been prepared so that they can be applied within the coverage of general users.
If the user is not included in the coverage, the recommendation is to be applied according to the user’s needs.
Proper Posture
 To use the computer while talking over the telephone,
use a headset. Using the computer with the phone on
your shoulder is bad for posture.
 Keep frequently used items within a comfortable work
range (where you can reach them with your hands).
Adjust the heights of desks and chairs appropriate to
your height.
The heights are to be adjusted so that your arm forms a
right angle when you place your hand over the keyboard
while sitting down on a chair.
Adjust the height of chair so that your heel is comfortably
placed on the floor.
 Do not use the computer while you are lying down, but
only while you are sitting down.
 Do not use the computer on your lap. If the computer
temperature increases, there is a danger of burning
yourself.
 Work while keeping your wrist straight.
 Use a chair with a comfortable back.
 Keep the center of your leg weight not on the chair but
on your feet when you are sitting on a chair.
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Eye Position
Hand Position
Keep the monitor or LCD away from your eyes by at
least 50cm.
Keep your arm at a right angle as shown by the
figure.
50c
m
 Adjust the height of the monitor and the LCD screen so
that its top height is equal to or lower than your eyes.
 Avoid setting the monitor and LCD excessively bright.
 Keep the monitor and LCD screen clean.
 If you wear glasses, clean them before using the
computer.
 When entering contents printed on a paper into the
computer, use a static paper holder so that the height
of the paper is almost equal to that of the monitor.
Keep the line from your elbow to your hand straight.
Do not place your palm over the keyboard while typing.
Do not hold the mouse with excessive force.
Do not press the keyboard, touchpad or mouse with
excessive force.
 It is recommended connecting an external keyboard
and mouse when using the computer for long periods
of time.
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Volume Control
(Headphones and Speakers)
Use Time (Break Time)
 Take a break for 10 minutes or more after a 50-minute
period when working for more than one hour.
Check your volume first to listen to music.
Illumination
 Do not use the computer in dark locations. The
illumination level for computer use must be as bright
so for reading a book.
 Indirect illumination is recommended. Use a curtain to
prevent reflection on the LCD screen.
Check your
volume!!
 Check if the volume is too loud before using
headphones.
 It is not recommended using headphones for long
periods of time.
 Any deviation from the equalizer default setting could
cause hearing impairment.
 The default setting can be changed through software
and driver updates without your intervention. Please
check the equalizer default setting before first usage.
Operation Condition
 Do not use the computer in hot and humid locations.
 Use the computer within the allowed temperature and
humidity range specified in the User Guide.
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Important Safety Information
Safety Instructions
 Openings in the computer case are provided for
ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings.
Make sure you provide adequate space, at least 6
inches (15 cm), around the system for ventilation when
you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any
kind into the computer ventilation openings.
 Ensure that the fan vents on the bottom of the casing
are clear at all times. Do not place the computer on a
soft surface, doing so will block the bottom vents.
 If you use an extension cord with this system, make
sure that the total power rating on the products
plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
extension cord power rating.
Your system is designed and tested to meet the latest
standards for safety of information technology equipment.
However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important
that the safety instructions marked on the product and in
the documentation are followed.
Always follow these instructions to help guard against
personal injury and damage to your system.
Setting Up your System
 Read and follow all instructions marked on the product
and in the documentation before you operate your
system. Retain all safety and operating instructions for
future use.
 Do not use this product near water or a heat source
such as a radiator.
 Set up the system on a stable work surface.
 The product should be operated only with the type of
power source indicated on the rating label.
 Ensure that the electrical outlet you are using to power
your equipment is easily accessible in case of fire or
short circuit.
 If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make
sure that the switch is in the proper position for your
area.
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Care During Use
The Instruction On Safety Operation of
NotePC
 Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest
on it.
 Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to
avoid spills is to not eat or drink near your system.
 Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery
on the system board. There is a danger of explosion
if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace
the battery with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturers
instructions. If the CMOS battery requires replacement
insure that a qualified technician performs the task.
 When the computer is turned off, a small amount of
electrical current still flows through the computer.
To avoid electrical shock, always unplug all power
cables, remove the battery and modem cables from
the wall outlets before cleaning the system.
 Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified personnel if:
– The power cord or plug is damaged.
– Liquid has been spilled into the system.
–T
he system does not operate properly when the
operating instructions are followed.
– The system was dropped or the casing is damaged.
– The system performance changes.
z When installing and operating devices please refer to
safety requirements in the user guide.
x Devices can be used only with the equipment
specified in the technical specifications of the devices.
c If any smell of burning or smoke from the computer
the unit should be switched off and battery removed.
The unit should be checked by a qualified technician
before reuse.
v Service and repair of devices should be carried out by
authorized service centers.
b Do not allow your portable computer to operate with
the base resting directly on exposed skin for extended
periods of time. The surface temperature of the base
will rise during normal operation (particularly when
AC Power is present). Allowing sustained contact with
exposed skin can cause discomfort or eventually a
burn.
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Replacement Parts and Accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by manufacturer.
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.
Do not use this product in areas classified as hazardous. Such areas include patient care areas of medical and dental facilities,
oxygen rich environments, or industrial areas.
Battery Disposal
Laser Safety
All systems equipped with CD or DVD drives comply with
the appropriate safety standards, including IEC 608251. The laser devices in these components are classified
as “Class 1 Laser Products” under a US Department
of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard. Should the unit ever need
servicing, contact an authorized service location.
Do not put rechargeable batteries or products powered
by non-removable rechargeable batteries in the
garbage.
Contact the Samsung Helpline for information on how to
dispose of batteries that you cannot use or recharge any
longer.
Follow all local regulations when disposing of old
batteries.
 Laser Safety Note:
THERE IS A RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS
REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO
THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified in this manual
may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To
prevent exposure to laser beams, do not try to open
the enclosure of a CD or DVD drive.
 Class 1M laser radiation when operating part is
open.
Do not view directly with optical instruments.
 Class 3B invisible laser radiation when open.
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Avoid exposure to the beam.
Power Cord Requirements
Connect and Disconnect the AC
adapter
The power cord set (wall plug, cable and AC adapter plug)
you received with your computer meets the requirements
for use in the country where you purchased your
equipment.
Power cord sets for use in other countries must meet the
requirements of the country where you use the computer.
For more information on power cord set requirements,
contact your authorized dealer, reseller, or service
provider.
The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment
and shall be easily accessible.
Do not unplug the power cord out by pulling the
cable only.
General Requirements
The requirements listed below are applicable to all
countries:
 The length of the power cord set must be at least 6.00
feet (1.8m) and a maximum of 9.75 feet (3.0m).
 All power cord sets must be approved by an
acceptable accredited agency responsible for
evaluation in the country where the power cord set will
be used.
 The power cord set must have a minimum current
capacity of 7 A and a nominal voltage rating of 125
or 250 volts AC, as required by each country’s power
system.
 The appliance coupler must meet the mechanical
configuration of an EN 60 320/IEC 320 Standard
Sheet C7 connector, for mating with appliance inlet on
the computer.
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
Wireless Guidance
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4GHz/
5GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. The following section is a general overview of
considerations while operating a wireless device.
Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific countries are listed in the specific country sections (or country
group sections). The wireless devices in your system are only qualified for use in the countries identified by the Radio
Approval Marks on the system rating label. If the country you will be using the wireless device in, is not listed, please
contact your local Radio Approval agency for requirements. Wireless devices are closely regulated and use may not be
allowed.
The RF field strength of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in your notebook are well below all
international RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because the wireless devices (which may be embedded into your
notebook) emit less energy than is allowed in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, manufacturer
believes these devices are safe for use. Regardless of the power levels, care should be taken to minimize human contact
during normal operation.
As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device and the body, for use of a wireless
device near the body (this does not include extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches)
from the body when wireless devices are on and transmitting.
This transmitter must not be collocated or operate in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except the
installed Bluetooth transmitter.
Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices. Examples of common restrictions are listed on the next
page:
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 Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations
require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane.
802.11ABGN (also known as wireless Ethernet or Wifi) and Bluetooth communication devices are examples of devices that
provide wireless communication.
 In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to
use a wireless device may be restricted or eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable gas laden atmospheres
are limited examples where use of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated. When in environments where you are
uncertain of the sanction to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for authorization prior to use or turning on the
wireless device.
 Every country has different restrictions on the use of wireless devices. Since your system is equipped with a wireless device,
when traveling between countries with your system, check with the local Radio Approval authorities prior to any move or trip
for any restrictions on the use of a wireless device in the destination country.
 If your system came equipped with an internal embedded wireless device, do not operate the wireless device unless all covers
and shields are in place and the system is fully assembled.
 Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void the
authorization to use it. Please contact manufacturer for service.
 Only use drivers approved for the country in which the device will be used. See the manufacturer System Restoration Kit, or
contact manufacturer Technical Support for additional information.
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United States of America
USA and Canada Safety Requirements
and Notices
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless
Network: Refer to the documentation supplied with
wireless Ethernet adapters or other devices in the
wireless network.
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is
transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such
that the antenna is very close or touching any exposed
parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while
transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data
unless the antenna is connected; if not, the radio may be
damaged.
The Part 15 radio device operates on a noninterference basis with other devices operating at this
frequency. Any changes or modification to said product
not expressly approved by Intel could void the user’s
authority to operate this device.
Use in specific environments:
The use of wireless devices in hazardous locations is
limited by the constraints posed by the safety directors of
such environments.
The use of wireless devices on airplanes is governed by
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The use of wireless devices in hospitals is restricted to
the limits set forth by each hospital.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Do not operate a portable transmitter (such as a
wireless network device) near unshielded blasting caps
or in an explosive environment unless the device has
been modified to be qualified for such use.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne
operation of radio-frequency wireless devices because
their signals could interfere with critical aircraft
instruments.
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Unintentional Emitter per FCC Part 15
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional
suggestions. The user may find the following booklet
helpful: “Something About Interference.”
This is available at FCC local regional offices. Our
company is not responsible for any radio or television
interference caused by unauthorized modifications of this
equipment or the substitution or attachment of connecting
cables and equipment other than those specified by our
company. The correction will be the responsibility of the
user. Use only shielded data cables with this system.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
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
generate uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions may cause harmful 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:
 Reorient 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 dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not
modify them in any way.
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency
(RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the
2.4GHz/5GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your
notebook system. This section is only applicable if these
devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify
the presence of wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only
qualified for use in the United States of America if an FCC
ID number is on the system label.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation
in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires
this product to be used indoors for the frequency range
5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems. High
power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25
to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar
stations can cause interference with and /or damage this
device.
The FCC has set a general guideline of 20 cm (8 inches)
separation between the device and the body, for use of
a wireless device near the body (this does not include
extremities). This device should be used more than 20
cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are
on. The power output of the wireless device (or devices),
which may be embedded in your notebook, is well below
the RF exposure limits as set by the FCC.
This transmitter must not be collocated or operate in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except
the installed Bluetooth transmitter.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Modification to a wireless device will void the
authorization to use it. Contact manufacturer for
service.
FCC Statement for Wireless LAN use:
“While installing and operating this transmitter and
antenna combination the radio frequency exposure limit
of 1mW/cm2 may be exceeded at distances close to the
antenna installed. Therefore, the user must maintain
a minimum distance of 20cm from the antenna at all
times.
This device can not be colocated with another
transmitter and transmitting antenna.”
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FCC Part 68
(If fitted with a modem device.)
The telephone company may make changes in its
facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could
affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens,
the telephone company will provide advanced notice in
order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain
uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment (Modem)
for repair or warranty information, please contact your
local distributor. If the equipment is causing harm to the
telephone network, the telephone company may request
that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is
resolved.
The user must use the accessories and cables supplied
by the manufacturer to get optimum performance from the
product.
No repairs may be done by the customer.
This equipment cannot be used on public coin phone
service provided by the telephone company. Connection
to party line service is subject to state tariffs.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes
it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other
electronic device, including fax machines, to send any
message unless such message clearly contains in a
margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page
or on the first page of the transmission, the date and
time it is sent and an identification of the business or
other entity, or other individual sending the message
and the telephone number of the sending machine or
such business, other entity, or individual. (The telephone
number provided may not be any number for which
charges exceed local or long-distance transmission
charges.)
In order to program this information into your fax machine,
refer to your communications software user manual.
This equipment compiles with part of the FCC rules.
On the back of this equipment is a label that contains,
among other information, the FCC registration number
and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment.
If requested, this information must be provided to the
telephone company.
This equipment uses the following USOC jacks : RJ11C
An FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is
provided with this equipment. This equipment is designed
to be connected to the telephone network or promises
wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68
compliant. See Installation Instructions for details.
The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices
which may be connected to telephone line. Excessive
RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices
not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but
not all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five
(5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be
connected to a line, as determined by total RENs, contact
the local telephone company to determine the maximum
REN for the calling area.
If the terminal equipment causes harm to the telephone
network, the Telephone Company will notify you in
advance that temporary discontinuance of service may
be required. But if advance notice is not practical, the
telephone company will notify the customer as soon as
possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
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Canada
Unintentional Emitter per ICES-003
The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this
device is 6dBi in order to comply with the E.I.R.P limit for
the 5.25- to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range
in point-to-point operation.
As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches)
between the wireless device and the body, for use of
a wireless device near the body (this does not include
extremities) is typical. This device should be used more
than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless
devices are on.
The power output of the wireless device (or devices),
which may be embedded in your notebook, is well below
the RF exposure limits as set by Industry Canada.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits
for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out
in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant les limitesapplicables aux
appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le
règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par
Industrie Canada.
Intentional Emitter per RSS 210
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency
(RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the
2.4GHz/5GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your
notebook system. This section is only applicable if these
devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify
the presence of wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only
qualified for use in Canada if an Industry Canada ID
number is on the system label.
When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this product is
restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15- to
5.25-GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires
this product to be used indoors for the frequency range of
5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems. High
power radar is allocated as the primary user of the 5.25to 5.35-GHz and 5.65 to 5.85-GHz bands. These radar
stations can cause interference with and/or damage to
this device.
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Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an
authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by
the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user
to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give
the telecommunications company cause to request the
user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should make sure, for their own protection, that
the electrical ground connections of the power utility,
telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if
present, are connected together. This precaution may be
particularly important in rural areas.
This transmitter must not be collocated or operate in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except
the installed Bluetooth transmitter.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
To prevent radio interference to licensed service, this
device is intended to be operated indoors and away from
windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or
its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject
to licensing.
To avoid electrical shock or equipment malfunction do
not attempt to make electrical ground connections by
yourself. Contact the appropriate inspection authority or
an electrician, as appropriate.
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify
them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will
void the authorization to use it. Contact manufacturer for
service.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned
to each terminal device provides an indication of the
maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected
to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface
may consist of any combination of devices subject only to
the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence
Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.
Telecommunications per DOC notice
(for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem)
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.
This certification means that the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network protective, operation, and
safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee
the equipment will operate to the users’ satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should make sure
that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of
the local telecommunications company. The equipment
must also be installed using an acceptable method of
connection. In some cases, the inside wiring associated
with a single-line individual service may be extended by
means of a certified connector assembly. The customer
should be aware that compliance with the above
conditions may not prevent degradation of service in
some situations.
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European Union
European Union CE Marking and
Compliance Notices
European Directives
This Information Technology Equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the following European
directives:
Products intended for sale within the European Union are
marked with the Conformité Européene (CE) Marking,
which indicates compliance with the applicable Directives
and European standards and amendments identified
below. This equipment also carries the Class 2 identifier.
The following information is only applicable to systems
labeled with the CE mark
.
 EMC Directive 89/336/EEC with amending
directives 92/31/EEC & 93/68/EEC as per
– EN 55022 Class B
– EN 61000-3-2
– EN 61000-3-3
– EN 55024
 Low Voltage Directive (Safety) 73/23/EEC as per
EN 60950(A1/A2/A3/A4/A11)
 Radio and Telecom Terminal Equipment Directive
1999/5/EC as per
– CTR21 (if fitted with a modem device)
– EN 300 328 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band embedded
wireless device)
– EN 301 489-1 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band
embedded wireless device)
– EN 301 489-17 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band
embedded wireless device)
– EN 301 893 (if fitted with a 5 GHz band embedded
wireless device)
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European Radio Approval Information
[Finnish]
Tämä tuote noudattaa EU-direktiivin 1999/5/EC
määräyksiä.
[French]
Ce produit est conforme aux exigences de la Directive
Européenne 1999/5/EC.
[German]
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Bestimmungen der
Europäischen Richtlinie 1999/5/EC
[Greek]
Το προϊόν αυτό πληροί τις προβλέψεις της Ευρωπαϊκής
Οδηγίας 1999/5/ΕC.
[Icelandic]
Þessi vara stenst reglugerð Evrópska Efnahags
Bandalagsins númer 1999/5/EC
[Italian]
Questo prodotto è conforme alla Direttiva Europea
1999/5/EC.
[Norwegian]
Dette produktet er i henhold til bestemmelsene i det
europeiske direktivet 1999/5/EC.
[Portuguese]
Este produto cumpre com as normas da Diretiva Européia
1999/5/EC.
[Spanish]
Este producto cumple con las normas del Directivo
Europeo 1999/5/EC.
[Swedish]
Denna produkt har tillverkats i enlighet med EG-direktiv
1999/5/EC.
(for products fitted with EU-approved radio devices)
This Product is a Notebook computer; low power,
Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless
communication devices), operating in the 2.4GHz/5GHz
band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook
system which is intended for home or office use. This
section is only applicable if these devices are present.
Refer to the system label to verify the presence of
wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only
qualified for use in the European Union or associated
areas if a CE mark
with a Notified Body Registration
Number and the Alert Symbol is on the system label.
The power output of the wireless device or devices that
may be embedded in you notebook is well below the
RF exposure limits as set by the European Commission
through the R&TTE directive.
The low band 5.15 - 5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
See 802.11b and 802.11g restrictions for specific
countries or regions within countries under the heading
“European Economic Area Restrictions” below.
Translated Statements of Compliance
[English]
This product follows the provisions of the European
Directive 1999/5/EC.
[Danish]
Dette produkt er i overensstemmelse med det europæiske
direktiv 1999/5/EC
[Dutch]
Dit product is in navolging van de bepalingen van
Europees Directief 1999/5/EC.
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European Economic Area Restrictions
General
European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit
power of 100 mW effective isotropic radiated power
(EIRP) and the frequency range 2400 – 2483.5 MHz.
The low band 5.15 - 5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
Local Restriction of 802.11b/802.11g Radio Usage
[Note to integrator: The following statements on
local restrictions must be published in all end-user
documentation provided with the system or product
incorporating the wireless product.]
Belgium
The product may be used outdoors, but for outdoor
transmissions over a distance of 300m or more, a license
from the BIPT is required.
This restriction should be indicated in the manual as
follows:
Dans le cas d’une utilisation privée, à l’extérieur
d’un bâtiment, au-dessus d’un espace public, aucun
enregistrement n’est nécessaire pour une distance de
moins de 300m. Pour une distance supérieure à 300m
un enregistrement auprès de l’IBPT est requise. Pour
une utilisation publique à l’extérieur de bâtiments, une
licence de l’IBPT est requise. Pour les enregistrements et
licences, veuillez contacter l’IBPT.
Due to the fact that the frequencies used by
802.11b/802.11g wireless LAN devices may not yet be
harmonized in all countries, 802.11b/802.11g products
are designed for use only in specific countries or
regions, and are not allowed to be operated in countries
or regions other than those of designated use.
As a user of these products, you are responsible
for ensuring that the products are used only in the
countries or regions for which they were intended and
for verifying that they are configured with the correct
selection of frequency and channel for the country or
region of use. Any deviation from permissible settings
and restrictions in the country or region of use could be
an infringement of local law and may be punished as
such.
France
For Metropolitan departments:
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz for indoor use.
2.400 - 2.454 GHz (channels 1 to 7) for outdoor use.
The European variant is intended for use throughout the
European Economic Area. However, authorization for
use is further restricted in particular countries or regions
within countries, as follows:
For Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Pierre et Miquelon,
Mayotte:
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz for indoor and outdoor use.
For Reunion, Guyane:
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz for indoor use.
2.420 - 2.4835 GHz for outdoor use (channels 5 to 13)
The low band 5.15 - 5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
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European Telecommunication Information
This equipment has been approved to Council Decision
98/482/EEC - “CTR 21” for Pan-European single terminal
connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network
(PSTN).
(for products fitted with EU-approved modems)
Marking by the symbol
indicates compliance of this
equipment to the Radio and Telecom Terminal Equipment
Directive 1999/5/EC. Such marking is indicative that
this equipment meets or exceeds the following technical
standards:
CTR 21 - Attachment requirements for pan-European
approval for connection to the analogue Public Switched
Telephone Networks (PSTNs) of TE (excluding TE
supporting voice telephony services) in which network
addressing, if provided, is by means of Dual Tone MultiFrequency (DTMF) signaling.
However, due to differences between the individual
PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval
does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of
successful operation on every PSTN termination point. In
the event of problems, you should contact manufacturer
Technical Support.
Although this equipment can use either loop disconnect
(pulse) or DTMF (tone) signaling, only the performance
of the DTMF signaling is subject to regulatory
requirements for correct operation.
It is therefore strongly recommended that the equipment
is set to use DTMF signaling for access to public or
private emergency services. DTMF signaling also
provides faster call setup.
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WEEE SYMBOL INFORMATION
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems.)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes
at the end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste
disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of
material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for
details of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract.
This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
Pb
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems.)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product should not be disposed of
with other household waste at the end of their working life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate
that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are
not properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm to human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please separate batteries from other types of waste and
recycle them through your local, free battery return system.
USA ONLY
This Perchlorate warning applies only to primary CR (Maganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells in the product sold or
distributed ONLY in California USA.
“Perchlorate Material- special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
Contains Mercury, Dispose According to Local, State or Federal Laws.
For details see lamprecycle.org, eise.org, or call 1-800-Samsung.
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Overview
Before You Start!
 Optional items may be changed or may not be
provided depending on the computer model.
 The actual color and appearance of the computer
may differ from the pictures used in this guide.
Front View
1
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2
3
3
4
5
6
7
9
8
1
2
3
4
Camera Lens (Optional)
Using this lens, you can take still pictures and record video.
Power Button
Turns the computer on and off.
Speaker
A device used to generate sound.
Keyboard
A device to enter data by pressing the keys.
5
Fingerprint Sensor
(Optional)
You can turn the computer on with your fingerprint or login to Windows. For more information, refer to
the additionally supplied manual. (Only for models with the fingerprint identification system.) 149
6
Microphone
You can use the built-in microphone.
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Multi Card Slot
(Optional)
A card slot that supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD Card, SDHC, MMC, MMC Plus and
xD cards. 62
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Status Indicators
Shows the operating status of the computer.
The corresponding operating LED is lit when the corresponding function operates.
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Touchpad/Touchpad
Buttons
The touchpad and touchpad buttons provide functions similar to the mouse ball and buttons.
LCD
The screen images are displayed here.
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Status Indicators
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
Num Lock
This turns on when the Num Lock key is
pressed and numeric keypad is activated.
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2
Caps Lock
This turns on when the Caps Lock key is
pressed allowing capital letters to be typed
without holding the Shift button down.
3
Scroll Lock
This turns on when the Scroll Lock key is
pressed and screen scroll is locked. 52
4
HDD/ODD
This turns on when the hard disk is or ODD
being accessed.
5
Wireless LAN
This turns on when the wireless LAN is
operating.
Charge
Status
This shows the power source and the battery
charge status.
6
Green: W
hen the battery is fully charged or
the battery is not installed.
Amber: When the battery is being charged.
Off:
7
Power
When the computer is running
on battery power without being
connected to AC adapter.
This shows the computer operating status.
On:
When the computer is operating.
Blinks: When the computer is in Sleep mode.
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Right View
4
1
1
2
3
ExpressCard Slot
(Optional)
Install the Express card into this slot.
2
CD Drive(ODD) (Optional)
Plays CD or DVD titles.
3
USB Port
You can connect USB devices to the USB port such as a keyboard/mouse, digital camera, etc.
4
Security Lock Port
You can connect a Kensington lock to the Security Lock Port to prevent the computer from being
stolen.
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Since an ODD(Optical Disk Drive) is optional, the installed drive depends on the computer
model. 59
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Left View
1
2
3
4
5 6
1
Wired LAN Port
Connect the Ethernet cable to this port.
2
Monitor Port
A port used to connect a monitor, TV or projector supporting a 15pin D-SUB interface.
3
USB Port
You can connect USB devices to the USB port such as a keyboard/mouse, digital camera, etc.
4
Fan Vents
The internal heat of the computer is emitted through these holes.
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If the vents are blocked the computer may overheat.
Avoid blocking the vents as this may be dangerous.
5
Microphone Jack
A jack used to connect the microphone.
6
Headphone Jack
A jack used to connect the headphones.
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Back View
1 2
3
4 5
1
Modem Port (Optional)
A port to which a telephone cable is connected to in order to dial up to the Internet.
2
USB Port
You can connect USB devices to the USB port such as a keyboard/mouse, digital camera, etc.
3
Battery
This is a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that supplies power to the computer.
Digital Video/Audio Port
(HDMI) (Optional)
You can connect an HDMI cable to this port.
DC Jack
A jack to connect the AC adapter that supplies power to the computer.
4
5
Using this port, you can enjoy digital video and audio on the TV.
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Bottom View
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
Battery Latches
The latch used to remove or install the battery.
P-Dock Connector
(Optional)
You can connect a Docking Station that provides additional ports.
Memory Compartment
Cover
The main memory is installed inside the cover.
Hard Disk Drive
Compartment Cover
The hard disk drive is installed inside the cover.
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Turning the Computer On and Off
Turning the computer on
1
Install the battery and connect the AC adapter.
(Refer to the Installation Guide.)
2
Lift the LCD panel up.
3
Press the Power button to turn the computer on.
4
Power button LED is lit while the computer is
turned on.
LED
 If you press and release the Power button on
the computer when it is on, the computer enters
Sleep mode.
 When running the computer on battery power,
the LCD brightness is dimmed automatically to
save battery power.
Press the Fn+
brightness. 53
key to increase the LCD
 When turning the computer on for the first time,
the Register Windows screen appears. You can
use the computer after registering your user
information.
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Turning the computer off
1
Click the Start
2
Click the
and click on Shut down.
The computer will shut down.
1
button on the taskbar.
Power Button
2
Before Using the Power Button
Since the Power Icon is set to power saving mode, selecting Start > Power Button
Sleep mode.
, will cause the computer to enter
To shut down the computer by clicking this icon, refer to the descriptions for Setting up Start menu power button of the Control
Panel. 97
If the system cannot be shut down due to a system error, turn it off by pressing and holding the Power Button for a minimum of 4
seconds.
Please note that turning the computer off by this method may cause a system problem. Thereafter, when turning the computer
back on, the disk checking program may launch to check for and correct any disk errors.
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Chapter 2.
Using the computer
Keyboard
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Touchpad
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Basic Touchpad Functions
Touchpad Gesture Function (Optional)
Touchpad On/Off Function
CD Drive (ODD, Optional)
Inserting and Ejecting a CD
Burning a CD
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59
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Multi Card Slot (Optional)
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ExpressCard Slot (Optional)
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Connecting a monitor / TV
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Connecting to the Monitor / TV
Viewing Through a Monitor / TV
Using Dual View
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68
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Adjusting the Volume
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Intel Turbo Memory Device (Optional)
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Check before installing another operating system
such as Windows XP
Q & A
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Keyboard
Shortcut key functions and procedures are discussed in the following sections.
 The keyboard is supplied according to the corresponding country.
 The keyboard image may differ from the actual keyboard.
Shortcut Keys
You can use the following functions by pressing the keys below with the Fn key.
Fn+
Name
REST
(Sleep Mode)
Gauge
Euro
CRT/LCD
Backlit
Mute
Samsung Magic
Doctor
Function
Switches to Sleep mode. To wake the computer up, press the Power button.
Shows the remaining battery charge.
You can only use this function when the Easy Display Manager program is installed.
Enters the Euro monetary unit symbol.
This key may not be provided depending on the keyboard type.
Switches the screen output to the LCD or external monitor when an external monitor (or TV) is
connected to the computer. 68
Turns the LCD backlight on or off.
Mutes or cancels mute.
System diagnosis, recovery and Internet consultation program, Samsung Magic Doctor, will be
launched.
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Fn+
Name
Function
You can select operation mode when you need maximum system performance or low-noise/low
power consumption with one-click.
Easy SpeedUp
Manager
Wireless LAN
Touchpad
 Silent: Low-noise and low power consumption mode
 Normal: Normal Mode
 S
peed: Maximum performance mode. The system operates in its maximum performance,
and system resources are allocated to the currently active program with priority for maximum
performance.
Turns the wireless LAN function on or off in models with wireless LAN capability.
Turns the Touchpad function on or off.
When using an external mouse only, you can turn the Touchpad off.
Num Lock
Turns the numeric keyboard on or off.
Scroll Lock
If you turn the Scroll Lock on, you can scroll the screen up or down without changing the cursor
location in some applications.
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Screen Brightness Control
To adjust the LCD brightness press the Fn +
key combination or the Fn +
key combination.
The changed screen brightness is displayed at the center of the screen for a moment.
Volume Control
To control the volume, press the Fn +
key combination or the Fn +
You can mute the sound or cancel the mute function by clicking the Fn +
key combination.
key combination.
Numeric Key
The numbers are printed in blue on the numeric keys.
If Num Lock is turned on by pressing the Fn +
key combination, you can use the numeric keys to enter digits.
Other Function Keys
 Application Key
Performs the right-click mouse function (touchpad).
 Internet Explorer Quick Launch Key : Fn +
Launches Internet Explorer.
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Touchpad
The touchpad provides the same function as a mouse and the left and right buttons of the touchpad plays the role of
the left and right buttons of a mouse.
Before You Start!
 Use the Touchpad with your fingers. Using a sharp object may damage the Touchpad.
 If you touch the Touchpad or press the Touchpad buttons while booting up, the Windows boot time may be extended.
Touchpad
Scroll Area
Use to move the cursor.
Plays the role of the mouse wheel.
You can scroll up and down using the
Scroll Area.
Touchpad Left Button
Touchpad Right Button
You can select or run a program
using this button.
Plays the role of the right mouse
button.
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Basic Touchpad Functions
Moving the cursor on the screen
Double-Click Function
Place your finger on the touchpad slightly and move your
finger.
The mouse cursor will move accordingly. Move your finger
in the direction you wish to move the cursor.
Put your finger on the touchpad and quickly tap twice with
your finger on an item you want.
Alternatively, press the left touchpad button twice quickly.
TapTap
or
ClickClick
Right Button Function
Click Function
This corresponds to clicking the right mouse button.
Press the right touchpad button once. The corresponding
pop-up menu appears.
Place your finger on the touchpad and tap your finger
once over an item you want.
Alternatively, press the left touchpad button once.
Tap
or
Click
Click
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Drag Function
Touchpad Gesture Function
(Optional)
Dragging refers to moving an item to another place after
selecting it.
Press and hold down the left touchpad button over an
item you want to drag and move the item to the new
location.
You can use the following Gesture function with the
touchpad.
 A scrolling function using the circle.
 Image and text zoom-in and zoom-out functions using
two fingers
 A long distance cursor movement function
Move
Holding down the left
touchpad button
Chiral Scroll Function
The Chiral Scroll function enables users to scroll long
horizontally and vertically.
If you place your finger over the Scroll Area at the bottom
right of the touchpad and move your finger slightly, the
mouse pointer changes to the circle icon
.
At this time, circle clockwise or counterclockwise over the
touchpad with your finger to scroll long.
Scroll Area
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Image and Text Zoom-In and Zoom-Out
(Pinch) Function
Disabling the Gesture Function
If you place two fingers over the touchpad and set them
close or apart, the image or text is zoomed-in or zoomedout.
Zoom-In
Zoom-Out
1
Click the Start
> Control Panel > Hardware
and Sound > Mouse > Device Settings tab >
Settings button.
2
If the Touchpad Settings window appears, deselect
the option you want to disable in Select an item
click the OK button.
E.g.) The Image and text zoom-in and zoom-out
function is selected.
or
Cursor Long-Distance Movement
(Momentum/Glide) Function
You can move the cursor quickly and smoothly a long
distance with a small movement over the touchpad. To
use this function, configure as follows.
> Control Panel > Hardware and
Click the Start
Sound > Mouse > Device Settings tab > Settings
button, select the Momentum > Enable Momentum
option in the Touchpad Setting window, and click the OK
button.
Disabling the Image and Text Zoom-in
and Zoom-out Function
Disabling the Cursor Long
Distance Movement Function
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Touchpad On/Off Function
If you want to use the mouse only without using the
touchpad, you can turn the touchpad off.
To lock the touchpad function, press the Fn +
keys.
You can set the touchpad and touchpad button settings
in the tabs that appear when clicking Start > Control
Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse.
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CD Drive (ODD, Optional)
An optical disk drive is optional and may differ depending on your computer model. For detailed specifications, refer
to the catalogue.
Before You Start!
One of the following optical disk drives is installed on this computer or may not be provided depending on your computer model.
Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
DVD Super Multi
LS (LightScribe)
Function
You can read CDs and DVDs, and burn CDs and DVDs.
Supported DVD recording types include DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM.
- You can read CDs and DVDs, and burn CDs and DVDs.
Supported DVD recording types include DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM.
- Print an image or text onto the surface of a CD/DVD.
 Do not insert a cracked or scratched CD.
Otherwise, the CD may break and damage the optical disk drive when the CD rotates at a high speed.
 When you clean a CD or DVD title, wipe with a soft cloth from inside to outside.
 Do not eject a CD when the CD operating LED is on.
 DVD Super Multi LS (LightScribe) are only available for some models.
 The LightScribe logo can be found on ODDs that support the DVD Super Multi LS (LightScribe) feature. ODDs without the logo
do not support this feature.
Inserting and Ejecting a CD
1
Click the Eject button of the optical disk drive at
the side of the computer.
Status Indicator
Emergency Hole
Eject Button
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2
When the CD tray opens, insert a CD or DVD and
push the tray in until it clicks.
Burning a CD
If your computer has a writable CD drive, you can write
data onto a CD or DVD or burn an audio CD.
CyberLink DVD Suite is supplied with the System
Software Media (or an additional CD) so that you can
burn a CD using the program. It is optional and is not
supplied with some models.
Install the provided software and use the software
functions referring to the software help.
3
Push the CD tray inward until it clicks.
The CD drive status indicator is turned on.
 A CD drive’s reading and writing speed may differ
depending on the condition and type of the media.
 To eject a CD when the CD drive does not work or
the computer is off, place the end of a paper clip
(
) into the Emergency Hole until the CD tray
is ejected.
The Cyberlink DVD Suite may be supplied depending
on the installed ODD model.
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Using LightScribe (Optional)
LightScribe is a feature that allows you to print letters or
images onto the surface of a CD/DVD when recording
data.
LightScribe’s features are provided for DVD Super Multi
drives (ODDs) that support LightScribe.
is on the surface of the
If the LightScribe logo
CD drive (ODDs), it means the LightScribe feature is
supported.
1
Click Cyberlink DVD Suite > Utility > Print Disk
Label.
2
The user registration screen appears. While
connected to the internet, enter your personal
information such as the first name, last name,
E-mail address, etc. and click Register Now. The
CyberLink Label Print screen appears.
3
Click on LightScribe to use the feature.
Please refer to the Help information for the
application for more detailed instructions.
 Even if the Disk label print program is installed on
your computer or the LightScribe Control Panel
program icon is in the system tray of the Taskbar,
you cannot use the LightScribe function, if your
CD-ROM drive (ODD) does not support this function.
 If the LightScribe menu is not shown in CyberLink
Label Print even for a model that supports
LightScribe, please go to http://www.lightscribe.com/
and download the latest version of LightScribe.
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Multi Card Slot (Optional)
Using the multi card slot, you can read and write data to a Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD card, SDHC card,
MMC, MMC Plus and xD card.
You can use a card as a removable disk and conveniently exchange data with digital devices such as a digital
camera, digital camcorder, MP3, etc.
Before You Start!
 You have to additionally purchase a multi card with the necessary capacity depending on your requirements.
 You can use a multi card just like any data storage device. A copyright protection function is not supported.
 Since you can lose a card when moving the computer, keep the card separately.
Supported Cards
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
SD Card
MMC
MMC Plus
xD Card
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SDHC card
To Insert and Use a Memory Card
1
If a window asking to scan and change appears, click
Continue Without Scanning. This will proceed to Step
2 above.
Insert a card into the slot according to the directions
printed on the slot.
3
You can save, move and delete data by doubleclicking the corresponding drive.
Example) SD Card
2
The device name of the card drive may differ depending
on your computer model.
The card drive appears. Click Open folder and
view files.
If the window does not appear, click Start >
Computer.
Since you can only use the card after formatting it,
if it is not formatted, format the card referring to the
descriptions of “To format a memory card”. 64
Using a Memory Stick Duo, Mini SD and RS-MMC
Since the above cards are too small, you cannot insert
the cards into the slot directly.
Insert the card into the dedicated adapter (available
from most electronic retailers) and then insert the
adapter into the multi card slot.
However, depending on the adapter’s body material,
some Memory Stick Duo or RS-MMC cards may not
be recognized properly. Samsung recommend that
you check the card is recognized correctly prior to
purchasing.
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To remove a memory card
1
2
 To use a card to exchange data with a digital device
such as a digital camera, formatting the data using
the digital device is recommended.
Push the card in the slot lightly.
Then the card pops up.
 When you try to use a card, which is formatted in the
computer, in another digital device, you may have to
format the card again in the device.
Eject the card.
 You cannot format, write or delete data from a
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD, or SDHC
card with a write protection tab when it is in the Lock
position.
 Inserting and removing a memory card repeatedly
may damage the memory card.
To format a memory card
When using the memory card for the first time, you must
format the card before using it.
Formatting a card deletes all data saved on the card.
If the card includes data, backup the data before
formatting it.
1
Click Start > Computer.
2
Right-click over a card drive with the touchpad and
select Format.
3
Click Start to the formatting.
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ExpressCard Slot (Optional)
You can use Express cards using this slot.
The ExpressCard slot can be regarded as the next generation PCMCIA card specification and supports LAN, TV
Tuner and Sound cards. This computer’s slot supports the Express Card/34 specification.
Before You Start!
 Remove the dummy card installed to protect the slot first. Lightly push the dummy card of the slot. The dummy card pops up.
Eject the dummy card.
 This slot is a ExpressCard slot. You cannot connect a PCMCIA card here.
To insert a card
To remove a card
1
1
Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the taskbar.
2
Select the card to be removed and click Stop.
3
If the Stop a Hardware device window appears,
click the OK button.
4
Push the card in the slot lightly.
Then the card pops up.
5
Eject the card.
Insert a card into the slot on the side of the
computer.
ExpressCard Slot
2
If you insert a card into the slot, Windows recognizes
the card automatically or a message telling you to
install a driver appears.
If the card is not automatically recognized, install the
device driver supplied with the card.
If a window asking whether you want to scan and
change appears, click on Continue Without Scan.
This will proceed to Step 2 above.
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Connecting a monitor / TV
Using an external display device is useful when you are giving a presentation or watching a video or movie through
your monitor.
Before You Start!
You have to buy a connection cable additionally.
Connecting to the Monitor / TV
Connecting to the Monitor port
Connect the computer to the RGB port of the monitor or TV using a monitor cable (15-pin).
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Connecting to the HDMI port (Optional)
Connect the computer to the HDMI port of the monitor or TV using a HDMI cable.
 When connecting the computer to a TV, switch the external input mode of the TV to ‘HDMI’.
 When a TV provides more than one HDMI port, connect the computer to the “DVI IN” port.
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Viewing Through a Monitor / TV
You can switch the display device using the shortcut key.
Switching the Display Device using the
Shortcut Key
 LCD: Notebook Screen
 CRT: External Monitor Screen
 HDMI : TV Screen or Monitor (when it is connected
via the HDMI port).
Press the Fn +
key combination once. Then the
Easy Display Manager screen appears in which you can
select a display device.
 LCD+CRT Clone : Notebook+ External Monitor
Screen
 LCD+CRT DualView: Notebook+ External Monitor
Screen in Dual View
key while holding down the
Whenever you press the
Fn key, the selected option is changed.
 LCD+HDMI Clone: Notebook+ TV(or Monitor)
Screen
 LCD+HDMI DualView: Notebook+ TV(or Monitor)
Screen Dualview
 What is Dual View?
Dual View is a function that enables you to view
a computer screen over two display devices. It is
convenient when you need a wide screen.
Example) Selecting LCD+CRT Dual View
 The TV screen is only supported for models that
support the TV output port (HDMI).
 Simultaneous output to all 3 (LCD + CRT + HDMI) is
not supported.
 External Monitor / TV is not supported in the DOS
Command Prompt window.
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3
Setting up HDMI TV video (Optional)
If the Desktop screen displayed on the TV does not fit to
the TV screen, configure it as follows depending on the
graphics card.
Resize the Desktop using the resize bars so that the
four arrows at the corners of the Desktop are placed
in the corners of the TV and then click OK.
 You can view the graphics card type by selecting
Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound
> Device Manager > Display adapters and then
clicking the
symbol.
+
 The screen images and terms may differ from actual
product depending on the computer model and
driver version.
 For NVIDIA graphics cards
1
Right-click over the Desktop and select NVIDIA
Control Panel.
2
In the Select a Task window in the left panel, select
the Video and Television > Resize HDTV Desktop
item and then click Resize Desktop.
Horizontal Resize Bar
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Vertical Resize Bar
3
 For Intel graphics cards
1
Right-click over the Desktop and select Graphics
Properties.
2
Click Display Settings and click the Aspect Ratio
Options.
Fit the Desktop to the TV screen by sliding the
Horizontal and Vertical Resize Bars and click OK.
Resize Bars
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2
Setting up HDMI TV audio (Optional)
You can configure the sound of the computer to be played
through the HDMI TV. You have to configure the sound
device in the Control Panel whenever you connect the
HDMI TV in order to hear sound from the computer on the
TV.
If the default Playback Device is set to Speakers,
change it to Digital Output Device(HDMI) (or HDMI
Device), click Set Default and then click OK.
The screen images and terms may differ from actual
product depending on the computer model.
1
Right-click over the Volume Control icon
in the
notification area at the bottom right of the Desktop
and select Playback Devices.
(Alternatively, click the Control Panel > Hardware
and Sound > Sound.)
HDMI Output Device may not appear on the playback
device list depending on the computer model.
In this case, turn on the TV, connect the TV to the
computer using a HDMI cable and then switch to HDMI
or LCD+HDMI Clone or LCD+HDMI DualView mode
using the Shortcut Key(Fn + F4).
To listen to sound on the computer after disconnecting
the HDMI TV, you have to set the Playback Device to
Speakers.
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Using Dual View
Dual View enables users to expand their computer screen over two display devices.
Dual View is convenient when a wide operating space is needed. In addition, since Dual View operates as if there are 2
graphic cards present even when there is only one, you can set the resolution and color for each display device.
3
Selecting Dual View
Check if the external display device is properly connected
and follow the instructions below.
1
Click the Start > Control Panel > Appearance and
Personalization > Adjust screen resolution.
2
Click on the number 2 monitor icon and select
Extend the desktop onto this monitor. Click
Apply and then click the OK button.
When notebook LCD is set as the main device, the
1 digit is displayed over it and the 2 digit is displayed
over the auxiliary display device. Now you can
expand the Desktop screen over 2 display devices.
When using Dual View, it is recommended setting
the LCD as the main device (number 1).
If the resolution of the auxiliary display device is
640×480 pixels with 256 colors, click the Start >
Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization
> Adjust screen resolution > Monitor Number 2
and adjust the resolution and color quality.
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Using Window in Dual View
Canceling Dual View
Click on the window title bar of the main LCD (monitor
number 1) and drag it into the auxiliary display device
(monitor number 2) to move the window.
1
Click the Start > Control Panel > Appearance and
Personalization > Adjust screen resolution.
2
Click on the Monitor Number 2 icon, unselect
Extend the desktop onto this monitor, and then
click Apply.
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Adjusting the Volume
You can adjust the volume using the keyboard and the volume control program.
Adjusting the Volume using the Keyboard
Using the Sound Recorder
Press the Fn +
key combination or Fn +
key
combination to adjust the volume.
Press the Fn +
key combination to turn the volume
on or off.
The procedures to record sound using the Windows
Recorder are described below.
Adjusting the Volume using the Volume
Adjustment Program
Click the Volume icon
on the taskbar and slide the
volume control bar to adjust the volume.
1
Connect a microphone to the microphone jack.
2
Right-click over the Volume icon
and select Recording Device.
3
Check if the microphone is set as the default
recording device.
If this is the case, it is already set as the default
device. If not, right-click over the microphone and
select Set default.
4
Click Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Sound Recorder and click Start recording to start
a recording.
Mute
Alternatively, right-click over the Volume icon
and
select Open Volume Mixer to adjust the volume.
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on the taskbar
4
Using EDS
The EDS function enables you to experience more
stereophonic sound using stereo speakers.
1
Right-click over the Volume icon
and select Playback Devices (P).
2
Select Speaker in the Play tab and click Properties.
3
Select the Samsung EDS tab in the Speaker
Properties window. z Unselect Disable Samsung
EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound) and then x select
a mode.
To use the Auto Volume Control function, select
Auto Volume Control.
 What is Auto Volume Control?
in the Taskbar
Auto Volume Control is a function that maintains the
same volume level for all digital sources.
The volume level of playing music changes for each
file even if the player volume is fixed. If you use the
Auto Volume Control function, the volume level will
remain the same.
However, if the Auto Volume Control function
is activated, the volume control function of a
multimedia player such as Windows Media Player
may appear to not work. In this case, click over
the volume icon
in the notification area of the
Taskbar and adjust the volume by sliding the volume
bar.
 The function is only supported for a computer’s builtin speakers and headphones.
 For product improvement or changes to functions,
the screen image is subject to change without prior
notice.
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Intel Turbo Memory Device (Optional)
Intel Turbo Memory is a device that enhances program execution speed, minimizes power consumption and reduces
the booting time by optimizing the hard disk drive access.
To use the Intel Turbo Memory device, perform the setup as follows.
 You can only use the Intel Turbo Memory device with Windows Vista.
 This function is only supported for a specific model.
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What is ReadyBoost?
A new Windows Vista technology that enhances the
program execution speed by using the embedded flash
memory.
Select Start
> All Programs > Intel Turbo
Memory > Intel Turbo Memory Console.
The Intel Turbo Memory console program (optional)
is only provided for models with Intel Turbo Memory.
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3
What is ReadyDrive?
A new Windows Vista technology that enhances the
booting and drive access of the hard disk drive by using
the embedded flash memory.
Select the Information tab and check if both
Windows ReadyBoost*and Windows ReadyDrive*
in the Arguments fields are set to Available.
If they are not set to Available, select the Select
a cache policy to use option. If the Restart the
computer message appears, select Yes and then the
computer restarts.
Turning the Intel Turbo Memory device off
Unselect the device items in the Select a cache policy
to use field in Step 2 above and restart the computer
according to the instruction.
Select Start
> All Programs > Intel Turbo
Memory > Intel Turbo Memory Console and check
if Windows ReadyBoost and Windows ReadyDrive
on the right are displayed as ‘Normal Operation’.
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Check before installing another operating system such as Windows XP
To remove Windows Vista, the default operating system of this computer, and to install a different operating system such
as Windows XP, you need to change the SETUP settings first.
Set the AHCI item in SETUP to Disabled before installing another operating system.
If a problem occurs because of the installation of another operating system, the company will not provide technical support, a
replacement or refund, and if our service engineer visits you due to this problem, a service charge will be applied.
Restrictions
Intel Turbo Memory is only supported for Windows Vista. This function is not available for any other operating system.
1
Turn the computer on and press the F2 key when the
booting screen (SAMSUNG logo) appears.
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Enter the Exit menu, move to Exit Saving Changes
and press Enter.
2
After a moment, the SETUP screen appears. Enter
the Advanced menu in SETUP.
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When the Save configuration changes and exit
now? message appears, select Yes and press
Enter.
3
Move to the AHCI Mode Control item and press
Enter.
4
Select Disabled and press Enter.
Now you will be able to install a different operating
system.
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Q&A
Q
How does Intel Turbo Memory work?
A Intel Turbo Memory enhances memory performance
and reduces the power consumption by minimizing
the number of hard disk drive read and write
operations through the inter-operation of the installed
device driver and the embedded flash memory.
Q
Can I use Intel Turbo Memory in Windows XP?
A Since Intel Turbo Memory uses performance
enhancement functions provided by Windows Vista,
you cannot use this function in Windows XP.
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Chapter 3.
Using Microsoft
Windows Vista
About Microsoft Windows Vista
Welcome Center
Help and Support
Windows Vista Screen Layout
Desktop
Start Menu
Sidebar / Gadget
Window
Control Panel
Opening the Control Panel
User Accounts
Changing the screen resolution and the color
Configuring the Start Menu Power Button
Phishing Filter
User control function
Windows Mobile Center
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The screen shots used in this chapter may differ from actual screens
depending on the Windows Vista version and model.
About Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista (hereafter Windows) is a computer operating system. Since you have to learn how to use
it in order to use the computer efficiently and effectively, use the Welcome Center and Windows Help and Support
to learn about Windows Vista.
The screen layout may differ depending on the computer model and the operating system.
Welcome Center
In the Welcome Center, you can view brief descriptions of Windows Vista functions and run the functions directly.
1
Click Start
2
If you click on an item, information on the function is displayed in the description window.
For example, if you click View computer details, your computer information is displayed in the description window.
In addition, click on Show More details, for more detailed information.
> Welcome Center.
2
Description Window
1
Windows Vista Demo
If you click Start > Welcome Center > Show all x items > Windows Vista Demo, you can watch the Windows Vista
introduction movie.
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Help and Support
Windows Help and Support provides information on Windows basic functions and usages.
Click Start
> Help and Support.
You can find help for frequently used basic functions using Find an Answer and you can search for help by entering a
keyword in the Search box.
Help Search
Find an Answer
Windows Basics
Introduces the basic usage of the computer and the Windows operation system.
You can learn tasks and tools necessary to use the computer.
Security and
Maintenance
You can view help on computer protection and security.
Windows Online Help
If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can view the necessary information online.
Table of Contents
The help pages are arranged by subject so that users can easily find the relevant information.
Troubleshooting
You can view possible problems that may occur while using Windows and solutions to the
problems.
What’s new?
You can view help for new Windows Vista features.
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Windows Vista Screen Layout
Desktop
If you turn the computer on, the Desktop screen appears.
The desktop is the working area on the computer. It consists of a large workspace and a taskbar at the bottom as shown
in the figure below.
The screen layout may differ depending on the computer model and the operation system version.
1 Recycle
Bin
2 Shortcut
8 Gadget
Icons
3 Start Menu
7 Sidebar
4 Start
6 System Tray
Button
with Clock
5 Taskbar
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1
Recycle Bin
You can drop useless files and folders here.
2
Shortcut Icons
You can launch programs by clicking the shortcut icons on the Desktop.
3
Start Menu
The menu from which you can launch programs.
4
Start Button
Press the start button. The Start menu appears.
5
Taskbar
Currently running programs are displayed here.
6
System Tray with
Clock
Shows some running program icons. Icons not being used are hidden. If you click the arrow mark on
the left, you can view hidden icons. This is a mini information program that appears on the Sidebar.
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Sidebar
This is a vertical bar that appears at the side of the Desktop.
8
Gadget
This is a mini information program that appears on the Sidebar.
Some items may not be provided depending on the Windows Vista version.
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Start Menu
The menu from which you can launch programs.
Click Start
. The Start menu appears.
Alternatively, press the Windows key
on the keyboard.
Fixed Programs
Username
The program or search
result is displayed.
Search
Computer
Control Panel
Help and Support
All Programs
Power Menu Button
You can search for files,
folders, etc.
Power Button Lock Button
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Search
Computer
Enables users to search for files and folders.
Shows storage devices such as hard disk drives, CD/DVD drives, network drives, etc.
In addition, you can manage files and folders here.
Control Panel
Enables users to configure the appearance and settings of Windows such as the Desktop,
window colors, hardware and software settings, security, etc.
Help and Support
Provides on-line help about functions and usage of Windows and troubleshooting. You can
find a solution to a problem by entering a keyword.
Power Button
Click the Power button to enter Sleep mode.
However, what the power button does changes according to the power button setting.
Lock Button
To lock the computer, click this button. If you lock your computer, no one can use the
computer until you enter the password.
Power Menu Button
Click the Power Menu button to shut down, restart, and logoff from the computer.
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Sidebar / Gadget
Sidebar is a vertical bar that appears at the side of the Desktop.
A mini program called Gadget runs over the Sidebar which shows information such as stocks, schedule, weather, etc. and
provides frequently used tools.
You can download various Gadgets from the Internet other than the default Gadget.
Sidebar / Gadget Structure
If you launch Windows, the Sidebar is automatically launched and the Sidebar and Gadget appear at the side of the
Desktop.
Gadget
Sidebar
 If the Sidebar is not launched automatically when Windows starts, click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows
Sidebar to launch it manually.
 To always display the Sidebar, right-click over the Sidebar and select Properties and then select the Sidebar is always on
top of other windows option in the Arrangement field.
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Adding a Gadget
You can find a gadget in the Gadget Gallery and add it to the Sidebar.
1
If you click the + at the top of the Sidebar, the Gadget Gallery opens.
2
If you double-click on a gadget, the gadget is added to the Sidebar.
 You can move a gadget to another location by dragging it with the mouse.
Not only can you move a gadget onto the Sidebar but also out of the Sidebar.
 If you place the mouse pointer over a gadget, the close and option buttons appear.
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Exiting the Sidebar
Right-click on the Sidebar icon
in the System Tray with the clock on the taskbar and select Exit to exit the Sidebar.
Closing the Sidebar
 Even if you close the Sidebar, the Sidebar continues running in the System Tray in the clock area, though it is not displayed on
the Desktop.
 To close the Sidebar, right-click over the Sidebar on the Desktop and select Close Sidebar.
To open the Sidebar again, right-click on the Sidebar icon
in the System Tray with the clock on the taskbar and select
Open.
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Window
A window is the basic frame for a computer operation. As an example, let’s see the layout of a Pictures Window.
Click Start
> Pictures.
The items and names may differ depending on your computer model and the Windows Vista version.
Window Layout
1 Address Display Line
2 Move Button
5 Window Button
6 Search Box
3 Toolbar
7 Sort Order
8 Folder / File
4 Search Window
9 Detailed Information
Window
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1
Address Display Line
2
Move Button
3
Toolbar
4
Search Window
Shows the location of the currently selected folder or file.
You can move to the previous or next page by clicking the Back or Next buttons.
Opens the previously opened page.
Opens the next page, when you have returned to a previous page.
Provides icons to quickly run frequently used functions.
You can view the drive structure and the currently opened window location.
You can move directly to a folder by clicking the folder in the Search window.
Used to resize the window.
5
Window Button
Minimizes the window.
Maximizes the window.
Closes the window.
6
Search Box
You can search for files by specifying the text included in the filename or within the file or
file attributes.
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Sort Order
Used to change the sort order of the files.
Folder / File
The drives, folders and files included on the computer are displayed here.
Detailed Information Window
Shows the general information of the selected file.
 What is a drive?
A storage device on which files and folders are saved to and read from.
 What is a folder?
A folder is used to systematically group and manage files, and may include files in sub-folders.
It is similar to a filing cabinet.
 What is a file?
A file is a document or various kinds of information generated as a result of a program operation.
This is also called data.
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Window View Functions
 Switching between Windows
 If you have set up the Aero function, you can use
the window view functions.
 If you want to use the Aero function, click
Start > Control Panel > Appearance and
Personalization > Window Color and
Appearance. Select Enable Transparency
and Click OK. If Appearance Settings window
appears, select Windows Aero from the color
scheme and click OK.
This function arranges multiple windows in 3D so that
users can easily view the windows.
Press the Windows logo
+ Tab keys or click
on Switch Windows
at the bottom left of the
Desktop, and the windows are displayed in 3D.
 Preview
If you move the mouse pointer over a window button
on the Taskbar, you can preview the contents of the
window without opening it.
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Control Panel
Tools for configuring Windows are located in the Control Panel.
Opening the Control Panel
Click Start
> Control Panel.
System and
Maintenance
Using this function, you can configure Windows performance options.
Security
Using this function, you can check the current security status to protect the computer and
configure the security settings for the firewall, spyware, etc.
Network and Internet
Using this function, you can check the network status and configure the settings.
You can change the Internet connection settings.
Hardware and Sound
Using this function, you can add a printer and other hardware, change the settings, and update
the device drivers.
Programs
Using this function, you can remove a program or Windows function and download a new
program from the internet.
Mobile PC
You can set up the mobility, power option and personal settings for your mobile PC. You can also
synchronize your mobile PC with another portable device or network folder.
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User Accounts and
Family Safety
You can change the user account settings, passwords and configure the Parental Controls
function.
Appearance and
Personalize
Using this function, you can configure the Desktop style, theme or screen saver settings.
Clock, Language, and
Region
Using this function, you can configure the date, time, language and regional settings.
Ease of Access
Using this function, you can select options for hearing and sight impaired persons as well as for
challenged persons. You can configure the audio recognition settings.
Additional Options
Using this function, you can configure other Control Panel item settings.
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User Accounts
Using Windows Vista User Accounts, more than one user can easily share the same PC.
The procedures to add and delete a user account and to switch users are described below.
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Adding User Accounts
1
Click Start
> Control Panel> User Accounts
and Family Safety.
2
Click User Accounts > Manage another account.
3
Click Create a new account.
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Enter a new username and select either Standard
User or Administrator.
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Click Create a new account to add a new account.
Removing User Accounts
If you click Delete files, the account and all files
belonging to the account are deleted.
If you click Keep files, only the account is deleted
and the files belonging to the user are saved on the
Desktop.
 If there is only one administrator account for the
computer, you cannot delete the administrator
account.
 You can only delete another account when you are
logged in as an administrator.
1
Click Start
> Control Panel > User Accounts
and Family Safety > User Accounts.
2
Click Manage Another Account.
3
Click on the user account to be deleted.
4
Click Delete the Account in the Make changes to
user’s account menu.
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A window appears asking whether you want to
save the desktop, documents, favorites, music files,
pictures and video folders as new folders on the
Desktop before deleting the account.
Switching User Accounts
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1
Click Start
User.
2
If you click on another username in the start screen,
you can login with that user account.
on the taskbar and select Switch
Changing the screen resolution and the color
The resolution refers to the number of pixels displayed on the screen. When increasing the resolution, the items on the
Desktop become smaller and more items can be displayed on the screen. The higher the color quality, the more colors
are displayed on the screen.
1
Click Start
> Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization > Display Settings.
Alternatively, right-click on the Desktop and select Personalization > Display Settings from the pop-up menu.
2
The Display Settings screen appears.
Change the resolution and color settings and click the OK button.
You can check the
graphics chipset.
To change the resolution,
slide the resolution sliding bar
to a particular resolution.
To change the color quality, click
this button and select a particular
quality.
The following resolutions and color qualities are recommended according to the computer LCD panel type.
LCD Type
Resolution
Color Quality
WXGA
1280 x 800
Very High (32bit)
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Configuring the Start Menu Power Button
The Power button on the Start menu
1
performs various operations depending on the settings.
3
Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and
Sound > Power Options and then Change Battery
Settings.
Click on Change Advanced Power Settings and
open Start Menu Power Button in the Power
Buttons and Lid item.
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2
2
Click on Change Plan Settings in the currently
selected power setting.
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Select a power plan and click the OK button.
Type
Description
Power Button Image
after Setting Change
Sets the computer to enter Sleep mode.
The screen and hard disk will be turned off to reduce the power consumption of the
overall system.
Sleep
If you press the Power button on the computer, Sleep mode is deactivated and you can
start working immediately.
Sets the computer to hibernate.
Hibernate
Shut down
All work is automatically saved, the screen is turned off and the computer makes no
noise. If you press the Power button of the computer main body, the work environment is
restored and you can start working immediately.
Shut down the computer.
You have to shut down the computer after closing all programs and opened folders.
 The Power button is set to Sleep mode by default.
 If the computer is set to download Windows updates automatically, the update mark
is displayed on the Power
button when an update is ready.
If you click this button, the update is installed and the computer is shut down when the update installation is complete.
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Phishing Filter
Phishing is a method used by hackers to illegally collect personal information such as credit card numbers, passwords,
other account numbers, etc. through emails or websites.
The Phishing Filter protects users from these phishing attempts.
If the current page is judged to be a suspicious website, the Phishing Filter displays a warning message with an alarm
when the Phishing Filter is enabled. In addition, if a page that the user is currently trying to open is registered as a known
Phishing website list, it displays a warning page instead.
Phishing Filter Settings
1
Launch Internet Explorer.
2
Select Tools from the menu and click Phishing Filter > Phishing Filter Settings.
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3
The Internet Options window opens.
Locate the Phishing Filter item in the Settings field. Select Turn on automatic website checking and click the OK
button to use the Phishing Filter.
4
To not use the Phishing Filter, select Turn off automatic website checking in the Settings field in Step 3 above.
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User control function
Using this function, you can control the content your children can access. You can determine for how long they can use
the computer and the content they can access. When you have finished the settings, click OK to finish.
Configuring Parental Controls
1
Click Start
2
Select a user to configure the Parental Controls for.
The User Controls window for that user opens.
3
Click Parental Controls > Use and configure the necessary settings in the Windows Settings at the bottom.
If you click OK, the Parental Controls setting is completed.
> Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > Parental Controls.
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Using Activity Report
You can view and evaluate your children’s internet access
through the Activity Report.
1
Open the User Controls window referring to the
descriptions of Parental Controls.
2
Set Activity Reporting to On.
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3
To view the Activity Report, click on View Activity
Report on the right of the User Controls window.
4
If you click the View Activity Report, the following
window opens displaying a computer operating
summary.
Windows Mobile Center
Using Windows Mobile Center, you can easily configure computer settings such as the volume, the wireless network
connection settings, the display settings, etc. all at the same time.
Some functions may not be supported depending on the Windows Vista version.
1
Click Start
> All Programs > Accessories > Windows Mobile Center.
Alternatively, click Start
> Control Panel > Mobile PC > Windows Mobile Center.
Battery Status Settings
Volume Control
Display Connection
Settings
Easy Network
Manager Window
2
Configure the volume, the battery status, the external display, the Sync center, etc. according to your requirements.
 Configurable items may differ depending on the installed Windows Vista version or programs.
 If Easy Network Manager program is installed, you can see Easy Network Manager window.
 If you turn the wireless LAN off in the Mobile Center, this is not reflected by the wireless LAN LED.
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Chapter 4.
Using the Network
Wired Network
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Wireless Network
108
Connecting to a Wireless LAN
Using the Easy Network Manager (Optional)
Network Settings
Using in Another Location
Diagnosing the Network Status
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110
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112
113
Connecting with a Modem (Optional)
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Bluetooth (Optional)
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Bluetooth Function
Using Bluetooth
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Wired Network
A wired network is a network environment used for a company network or broadband internet connection at home.
Before You Start!
You can also configure the network settings using the Easy Network Manager.
1
Connect a LAN cable to the computer’s LAN port.
2
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and
Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
3
Click Manage Network Connections from the left
pane.
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Right-click over the Local Area Connection and
select Properties.
The LAN Device name may differ depending on your
computer’s Network Device.
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6
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
from the Networking tab and click Properties.
 The LAN device driver may differ depending on your
LAN device model.
Configure the IP settings.
When using DHCP, select Obtain an IP address
automatically. To use a static IP address, select
Use the following IP address, and set the IP
address manually.
When not using DHCP, ask your network administrator
for the IP address.
 To add a network component, click Install in the
screen shown in the figure above. You can add
clients, services, and protocols.
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When you have completed the settings, click the OK
button.
The network settings have been completed.
Using both DHCP and a fixed IP
simultaneously
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Select the Alternate Configuration tab, select User
configured and fill in the corresponding fields.
5
When you have completed the settings, click the OK
button.
Using the Alternate Configuration providing by
Windows Vista, you can set both automatic and fixed IP
addresses and then you can select to use either of them
to connect to the Internet.
1
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and
Internet > Network and Sharing Center and click
Manage Network Connections in the left pane.
2
Right-click over the Local Area Connection and
select Properties.
3
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
from the Networking tab and select Properties.
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Wireless Network
A wireless network (Wireless LAN) environment is a network environment that enables communicating between
multiple computers at home or a small-size office through wireless LAN devices.
Before You Start!
 The descriptions below are for computer models with a Wireless LAN card or device. You can also configure the wireless
network settings using the Easy Network Manager. 110
A Wireless LAN device is optional. To view the installed wireless LAN card, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and
Sound > Device Manager > Network Adapter and click the
symbol.
The pictures in this manual may differ from the actual product depending on your wireless LAN device model.
+
 To use the wireless LAN, you have to turn the wireless LAN on first by pressing the Fn +
turned on, the Wireless LAN LED
is lit.
Wireless LAN Connections
keys. If the wireless LAN is
 Wireless Ad-Hoc Network Type
This connects computers with wireless LAN
communications capability.
Communication is enabled by constructing an Ad-Hoc
network via one computer and connecting another
computer through a wireless connection.
For more detailed connection procedures, refer to the
descriptions that appear when selecting Start > Help
and Support > Table of Contents > Networkingconnecting computers and devices > Setting up a
network > Setting up a computer-to-computer (ad
hoc) network.
When you use Ad-Hoc, you have to change the
McAfee Firewall settings. 225
Wireless network connections can be classified into 3
categories and this manual describes the connection
procedures for connecting through an AP.
 Access Point (AP)
You can connect to the Internet or another computer
on the network through an AP.
What is an Access Point (AP)?
An AP is a network device that bridges wired and
wireless LANs, and corresponds to a wireless hub in a
wired network. You can connect multiple wireless LAN
installed computers to an AP.
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Connecting to a Wireless LAN
If there is an AP, you can connect to the Internet via the AP using the Wireless LAN connection method provided by
Windows Vista.
1
Right-click over the Network Connections
icon
on the taskbar and click Connect to the Network.
Ask your network administrator for the network key, if
necessary.
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2
When Connected to the AP is displayed, click the
Close button.
You can access the network.
Checking the network connection status
Select an AP to connect to and click Connect.
If there is a configured network key for the AP to
connect to, the Enter Network Key window appears.
Enter the network key in the window and then click
the Connect button.
Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless Network
Connection
icon on the taskbar, and the connection
status is displayed.
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Using the Easy Network Manager (Optional)
Easy Network Manager is a program that helps configure the network settings.
Easy Network Manager provides the following features.
 You can easily configure the network and printer settings. 110~111
 You can immediately use the network without having to define new network settings again after moving to
another location. 112
By configuring the network settings (IP address, printer settings, etc.) for each location, you can immediately access
the network without following the network setting procedures each time regardless of your location.
 You can diagnose the network status. 113
Network Settings
This section describes the procedures to connect to the Internet by setting up a network. The setting up procedures
include procedures to add a printer to the network.
1
To use a wired LAN, connect the LAN cable to the
LAN port.
To use the wireless LAN, you have to turn the
wireless LAN on first by pressing the Fn +
keys.
If the wireless LAN is turned on, the Wireless LAN
LED lights up.
2
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Easy
Network Manager > Easy Network Manager.
3
Click the Add button.
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Select a network location icon and enter the name of
the location (e.g. Home). Click the Next button.
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7
Select Direct Connection and click the Next button.
Click Add Printer and set up a printer according to
the wizard.
When the printer has been added, click the Refresh
button, select the newly added printer and then click
the Finish button.
To not add a printer, click the Finish button.
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Select the LAN device, setup the IP address and
click the Next button.
When the network settings are complete, the Do you
want to move to the newly added location now?
message appears. Click the Cancel button.
An icon for the added location is created. The
network settings have been completed.
If you select OK, the network settings for the added
location are applied.
Select Device
IP Settings
Select a device to be connected
to the Internet. Select either Wired
LAN or Wireless LAN.
To add a new location, repeat the procedures from Step
3 above.
To use a static IP address, fill in the fields. For the IP
address information, ask your network administrator.
Obtain an IP address automatically
Select DHCP to use this option (automatic IP setting).
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Using in Another Location
By configuring the network settings (IP address, printer setting, etc.) for each location, you can immediately access the
network in one click, without performing the network setting procedures regardless of your location.
1
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Easy
Network Manager > Easy Network Manager when
connected to the Internet.
2
Select an icon that represents the corresponding
location from the Saved Locations window and then
click Move.
3
If the Internet connection is a wired LAN, you
can immediately load the settings for the new
location and the corresponding network connection
information is displayed in the Current Location
Information window.
To connect to a wireless LAN, select the AP
Setting from the menu. The available APs are
represented as icons. If you double-click an AP icon
to connect to, the computer is connected to the AP
through the wireless LAN and you are moved to the
corresponding location.
Click the AP Setting menu item at the top of the
screen and double-click one of the available APs.
Available
AP Icon
PC Icon
 The closer to the PC icon
at the bottom of the
screen, the stronger the signal from the AP is, while
the further from the icon, the weaker the signal
strength is.
 If a network key is required, request the key from
your network administrator.
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Diagnosing the Network Status
You can diagnose the network state and find solutions for why you cannot connect to the network.
1
Launch Easy Network Manager.
3
The Network Connections window appears.
Click Start to start the network diagnosis.
2
Select Diagnosis from the menu.
4
When the diagnosis is complete, a device with
a problem is marked by a X mark icon with a
description of the problem at the bottom of the
window.
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Connecting with a Modem (Optional)
The procedures to connect to the Internet via a phone connection are described below.
Before You Start!
 To connect to the Internet, you have to subscribe to an Internet connection service of an Internet service provider (ISP).
 A modem port is optional and provided for some models only.
1
Connect the phone cable to the Modem port.
Take care to not connect a digital phone line to the modem port.
2
Connect to the Internet according to the instructions of your Internet service provider (ISP).
If the Internet connection is terminated abnormally, the connection is not released and the corresponding cost can be accrued.
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Bluetooth (Optional)
Bluetooth is wireless communications technology that allows access to nearby devices such as another computer,
a cell phone, printer, keyboard, mouse, etc. without a cable connection. Using Bluetooth, you can exchange files,
connect to the Internet, and construct a private network as well as communicate with a keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.
without a cable connection.
Before You Start!
 The Bluetooth supporting function is only available between devices (a computer, cell phone, PDA, printer, etc.) and the
connection may be restricted according to the profile of the corresponding device.
 The Bluetooth function is optional and may not be supported depending on your model.
 Compatibility to devices without the authentication or logo of Bluetooth is not guaranteed.
Bluetooth Function
You can exchange files between two Bluetooth devices.
File Transmission
You can exchange files with another Bluetooth device such as another computer, cell phone, PDA,
etc.
Network Access
You can connect to another Bluetooth-installed computer in the same way as an Ad-Hoc mode in
wireless LAN and connect to the network via an AP or an Internet connection sharing server.
Network Access
through a Phone
Connection
You can connect to the network via a Bluetooth cell phone.
Data Sync
(Synchronization)
You can synchronize PIMS data (Outlook E-mail address data) with Bluetooth devices such as a
cell phone, PDA, another notebook computer, etc.
Electronic
Business Card
(Vcard) Exchange
You can exchange business cards with Bluetooth devices such as a cell phone, PDA, another
notebook computer, etc.
Sound Output
You can output computer sound to another Bluetooth device or vice versa.
HID Connections
You can connect and use Bluetooth peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, joystick, etc.
For more information about using the Bluetooth function, refer to the online help of the Bluetooth Device.
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Using Bluetooth
The procedures to exchange files between computers supporting Bluetooth and to use other Bluetooth devices are
described below.
Using Bluetooth Devices (Connecting
Headset supporting Bluetooth)
2
If the Bluetooth Device window appears, click Add.
3
If the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard screen appears,
select the My device is set up and ready to be
found and click the Next button.
As an example, the procedures to connect to a headset
supporting Bluetooth will be described below. Searching
for Bluetooth devices corresponds to Steps 1 to 4 and
may be slightly different depending on the device.
1
To connect to another device via Bluetooth, doubleclick the Bluetooth icon
on the Taskbar.
If the the Bluetooth icon does not appear on the
Taskbar, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and
Sound > Bluetooth Devices > Options and select the
Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area
check box. Click OK.
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4
5
When the search is complete, all available Bluetooth
devices are listed. Select the Headset from the list
and click the Next button.
 A Bluetooth device is represented by the device type
and name (Dedicated Bluetooth ID).
Enter the PIN in the device PIN field and click the
Next button.
For pairing, a PIN is required. Since a PIN is provided
by the headset manufacturer, refer to the corresponding
manual.
 To use the Bluetooth headset, Bluetooth Pairing
Mode is required. For the procedures to set up
Pairing Mode, refer to the Headset Manual.
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6
If the Completing the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard
window appears, click Finish.
7
The stereo headset is connected and you can now
use the Bluetooth headset normally.
If you cannot hear sound from the headset, you have
to check Playback Device setting. Click the Start >
Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound
and make sure the default Playback Device is set to
Bluetooth Headset.
Exchanging Files between Bluetooth
Computers
3
Select a computer to send the file to and click the
OK button.
4
Enter a PIN in the Bluetooth PIN Code field and click
the Next button.
The procedures to exchange files between computers
with Bluetooth capability are described below.
1
On the computer which is sending a file (hereafter
Computer A), right-click the Bluetooth icon
on
the taskbar and select File Transfer.
2
Click Browse, select a Bluetooth device to send
the file to and click the Next button in the Select
Bluetooth Device window.
The Bluetooth PIN Code is a password used for
connecting two Bluetooth devices. The user just enters
the same PIN Code (E.g. same numbers) on both
Bluetooth devices to make the connection.
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5
Click Browse, specify a file to be sent and click Next
button in the Select File to be Sent screen.
6
When the PIN input window appears on the
computer to receive the file, enter the PIN from Step
5.
7
When the FTP file access privilege request for the
file reception notification window appears, click the
notification window. If the Select Access Permission
window appears, click the OK button.
Usage Instructions
 Generally, Bluetooth devices deliever stable performance while connected within a 3m(10 ft.) distance.
 For Bluetooth to operate smoothly, use the computer in an open environment with no walls or obstacles in the way.
 You can connect to only one Bluetooth device at a time for a phone connection, data syncing, electronic business card
exchange, FAX transmission/reception, sound related functions, and serial port functions.
 It is recommended using only one Bluetooth device at a time as connecting multiple Bluetooth or other wireless
devices at the same time may slow or destabilize the Bluetooth connection.
 Data communications via Bluetooth may be poor when the CPU load is at full capacity or there are insufficient system
resources.
 The Bluetooth function of a Bluetooth PDA, mobile phone, mouse or keyboard may be turned off. To use them in
connection with a Samsung computer supporting Bluetooth, you must check if the Bluetooth function of the device to
connect to is turned on.
For the procedures on turning on the Bluetooth function of a device, refer to the relevant device manual.
 The services provided by Bluetooth devices may vary depending on their capabilities. For the services provided by the
Bluetooth device, refer to the device manual.
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Chapter 5.
Using Applications
Introducing Programs
121
CyberLink DVD Suite (Optional)
124
Play AVStation (Optional)
127
Launching and Screen Layouts
Movie Station
Music Station
Photo Station
127
128
132
136
Play Camera (Optional)
140
Samsung Update Plus (Optional)
141
McAfee SecurityCenter (Optional)
143
Installing McAfee Using McAfee
143
144
Using Samsung Magic Doctor (Optional)
147
OmniPass (Fingerprint Identification,
Integrated Password Authentication, Optional)
149
TPM (Trusted Platform Module, Optional)
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Before Starting TPM
TPM Settings Using the TPM Functions
Initializing and Reconfiguring the TPM Chip
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157
164
167
Reinstalling Software
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Introducing Programs
Using the software supplied with the Samsung computer, you can easily use functions and troubleshoot problems.
Try to use the software after learning about the basic use of the software. For detailed information, refer to the help
section of the corresponding software.
Before You Start!
Every software program may not be provided depending on your computer model.
In addition, some pictures may differ from actual product depending on the computer model and software version.
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Multi Media Functions
Management Functions
 CyberLink DVD Suite
(Optional)
Using this program, you can use multimedia functions
such as playing a DVD, burning a DVD/CD etc.
The CyberLink DVD Suite program is provided via the
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 Samsung Update Plus
(Optional)
Samsung Update Plus is a software function that
examines and updates the Samsung software and
drivers installed on your Samsung computer to the
most recent versions. 141
 Play Camera
(Optional)
Using this program, you can directly take pictures and
record video on the computer. 140
 McAfee SecurityCenter
(Optional)
This is a security solution that detects and removes
computer viruses and protects the computer from
Internet threats. 143
 Play AVStation
(Optional)
Play AVStation is an integrated multimedia program
that enables users to enjoy better quality music,
photographs, videos, movies, etc. all with a single
program. 127
 Easy Network Manager
(Optional)
Easy Network Manager is a program that enables you
to easily configure the network settings.
You can configure the network settings for each
location and you can also diagnose the network status.
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 Easy Battery Manager
(Optional)
Easy Battery Manager is a power management
program that provides easy-to-use power management
and power saving settings so that the battery usage
time can be extended. 185
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Troubleshooting Functions
 Easy Display Manager (Optional)
Easy Display Manager is a program that displays
the changed setting on the screen when a setting is
changed by pressing the shortcut keys, and enables
changing the display mode through the Display
Settings window.
 SAMSUNG Magic Doctor
(Optional)
SAMSUNG Magic Doctor is troubleshooting software
provided by Samsung Computer for system diagnosis,
and restoring the system.
The system diagnosis function enables users to
diagnose system problems without assistance from
others.
Example) T
he icon that appears when pressing the
Fn +
keys to change the screen
brightness.
 Easy SpeedUP Manager (Optional)
This program enables you to select operation mode
when you need maximum system performance or lownoise/low power consumption with one-click. 52
(Fingerprint Identification,
 OmniPass
Integrated Password Authentication, Optional)
OmniPass is fingerprint identification software. You
can register your fingerprint and use it by placing your
finger on the fingerprint identification sensor instead
of using a password. You can turn the computer on,
login to Windows and encrypt a file, all using your
fingerprint. 149
 TPM (Trusted Platform Module, Optional)
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a powerful
hardware-based security solution that protects
important authentication information such as user
passwords from malicious users.
If TPM is used with the TPM program, it protects
your personal information such as e-mails as well
as protecting your system from unauthorized access
attempts by malicious users. 156
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CyberLink DVD Suite (Optional)
The CyberLink DVD Suite provides you with multimedia functions such as playing a DVD, burning a DVD/CD etc.
Before You Start!
For some models, only the DVD Movie Player function is installed from among the functions of the CyberLink DVD Suite. To use
other functions such as recording data (burning a disk), please install the additional software on the system software media (or
additional CD-ROM).
 The CyberLink DVD Suite program is optional and may not be provided for some models.
 The screen display may differ depending on the program version and inserted disk type.
Playing a DVD
1
Insert a DVD title into the DVD drive.
2
Select PowerDVD and click the OK button.
After a moment, the DVD title will play.
3
If the DVD title is not automatically played, click
Start > All Programs > CyberLink DVD Suite >
Power DVD > CyberLink PowerDVD.
4
Then click the Play icon in the control panel of
CyberLink PowerDVD to play the DVD title.
Play
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Undock Player Panel
If you click the Undock Player Panel button, the program control panel transforms as follows.
 Detailed Usage
For more detailed usage, click Start > All Programs > Cyberlink DVD Suite > Power DVD > PowerDVD Help.
 DVD Region Code
A DVD title has a region code according to the international specifications so that it can be played only in that specific region.
DVD titles with a region code will only play on DVD drives and program for playing with the same region code.
A DVD drive is sold with an empty region code and the region code is set when the user inserts a DVD title into the drive for
the first time. Whenever a DVD title is inserted with a region code different from that of the DVD drive, the region code of the
DVD drive is automatically changed to the region code of the DVD title.
However, changing the region code of a DVD drive is limited to 5 changes. After that, the region code is permanently fixed to
the last region code. If you need to change the region code after changing the code 5 times, contact a service center. Although
a service center can help you in this case, you will be charged a service fee.
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Using Additional Functions
Favorites
You can save frequently used menus
so that you can use them quickly.
Movie Player
You can play a DVD title.
Click Start > All Programs > CyberLink DVD Suite
> CyberLink DVD Suite.
Alternatively, double-click the CyberLink DVD Suite
icon on the Desktop.
Data
You can record data to a CD or DVD.
Music
You can create an audio/WMA CD or
WMA DVD, and rip an audio CD.
The User Registration screen appears.
Enter your personal information including your
last name, first name and e-mail address when
connected to the Internet and click the Register
Now button.
Video & Photo
You can create a DVD title, save
HDV/DV video, edit video, and record
a DVD folder.
Copy & Backup
You can copy DVD/CD data.
Utility
You can create a disk image, save
and delete an image and print a label.
The Cyberlink DVD Suite provides functions to record
data, burn a DVD/CD title, edit videos/photos etc.
1
2
3
The Cyberlink DVD Suite screen appears.
For the detailed usage procedures for each of the
functions, refer to the help section of the corresponding
program.
Menu Functions
Menu
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Play AVStation (Optional)
Play AVStation is an integrated multimedia program that enables users to enjoy music, photographs, video, movies,
etc. using a single program.
This section describes the basic usage of Play AVStation.
Before You Start!
 The screens used in this manual may differ from actual screens according to the program version.
 For detailed usage, refer to the program help.
 TV Station is only available for systems supporting the TV function. This computer is not supported.
 Since this program is optional and is provided for some models only, this program may not be installed on your computer.
If this program is not installed on your computer, install the program using the System Software Media before using it.
Launching and Screen Layouts
To launch the program, click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Play AVStation > Play AVStation.
Alternatively, double-click the Play AVStation icon
on the Desktop.
Resize Window And Exit
Buttons
Menu
Station Bar
Library
Movie
You can play a video (movie) file.
Music
You can play a music file or an audio CD.
Photo
You can view or edit a photograph (image), and also view the photographs in a SlideShow.
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Movie Station
Launch Play AVStation and click on Movie on the Station Bar.
Mini Mode View
Movie List and
Thumbnail Window
Movie Library
Play Control Buttons
EDI Button
(Enhanced Digital Image
Setting)
Play Highlight Button
EDS Button
(Enhanced Digital Sound
Setting)
Volume Control
Capture Button
Create Highlight/Chapter Button
● What is EDI (Enhanced Digital Image)?
EDI (Enhanced Digital Image) is visual quality enhancement technology developed by Samsung Electronics. You can view
clearer and sharper images by enabling the EDI function when watching TV or playing a movie on Play AVStation. To enable
the EDI function, click the EDI
button at the bottom of the TV or Movie Station.
Some TV tuner and graphics cards are not supported by EDI.
● What is EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound)?
EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound) is sound quality enhancement technology developed by Samsung Electronics. You can listen
to clearer sound if you enable the EDS function when playing music or movie on Play AVStation.
To enable the EDS function, click the EDS
button at the bottom of Music or Movie Station.
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Playing a Movie File
The procedures to play a movie file registered to the MOVIE Library are described below. For the procedures to register
files to the Library, refer to 130.
1
Move to Movie Station and double-click All Video in the left menu pane.
2
Double-click a movie file.
The file is played.
 Playing a Video File not Registered to the Library
Click Menu > File > Open File, select a movie file to be played and click Open. The selected file is automatically registered to
the Library and played.
 Playing a Video File in Full Screen
1. D
ouble-click on the current playback screen.
2. The movie is played in full screen.
In full screen, to view the movie at the default size, double-click on the current playback screen again.
 Capturing the Video Screen
Click on Capture Current Screen
below the You can view captured images in the Photo Station > Captured Images
folder. Captured images are saved in the C:\Samsung\Play AVStation\Data\Capture folder. You can change the captured
image folder by selecting Menu > Tools > Options > Capture.
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Adding Videos to the Library
The Movie Library is a library with movie files to be
used by Movie Station. The procedures to add movie
files saved on the computer to the Library are described
below.
You can add files or folders.
As an example, the procedures to add folders are
described below.
1
2
Select a target folder and select Video Files option
in the Target File Type field.
3
The movie files found in the selected folder are
added to the Library.
The movie files used in Play AVStation are
automatically added to the Library.
Select Menu > File > Add to Library > Folder.
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3
Highlight / Chapter Function
Using the Highlight function, you can watch a highlighted
part of a movie such as a sports or news item, etc. Using
the Chapter function, you can create chapters for a movie
and play the movie from any of the chapters.
To watch a highlight, double-click a file made and
click the Highlight icon at the bottom right of the
current movie file.
The Highlight/Chapter function works on the basis
of specific standards depending on the target video.
Therefore, the result of the function may differ from the
user’s intention.
1
Select a movie and click Make Highlight/Chapter at
the bottom of the window.
Chapters
4
2
Select the movie type (Sports, News, Other).
A Highlight / Chapter is created.
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Highlight ON/OFF
The highlight is played. If you click on a Chapter
thumbnail, the corresponding Chapter is played.
Music Station
Launch Play AVStation and click Music on the Station Bar.
Music Search
Music Type
Music Library
Playlist Window
Repeat Setting
Volume Control
Random Play
Setting
EDS
EQ
Play Control Buttons
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Playing an Audio CD
The procedures to play an audio CD are described below.
1
Insert an audio CD into the CD drive.
2
If the AutoPlay window appears, select Play audio
CD using Samsung PLAY AVStation.
The CD is played.
If a CD is already inserted in the CD/DVD drive, select
CD in the Audio CD folder of the Library and doubleclick the title. The CD is played.
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Playing a Music File
If a music file is registered to the Music Library, you can easily play the music file. For the procedures to register tracks to
the Library, refer to 134.
1
Move to Music Station and double-click on All Music.
2
Double-click a music file.
The file is added to the playlist and played.
Play a Track not registered to the Library
Click Menu > File > Open File, select a music file to be played and click Open. The selected track is registered to the Library and
played.
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Adding Music Files to the Library
The Music Library is a library with music files used by
Music Station. The procedures to add music files saved
on the computer to the Library are described below.
You can add files, folders.
As an example, the procedures to add a folder are
described below.
1
The music files found in the selected folder are
added to the Library. The music files are registered.
Select Menu > File > Add to Library > Folder.
The tracks played in Play AVStation are automatically
added to the Library.
2
Select a target folder and select the Audio File option
in the Target File Type.
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Photo Station
Launch Play AVStation and click on Photo on the Station Bar.
Photo Library
Photo List and Thumbnail
Window
View and Edit
Button
Batch Edit Button
SlideShow Button
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3
Viewing an Image
The procedures to view images registered to the Photo
Library individually and via a SlideShow are described
below.
For the procedures to register image files to the Library,
refer to 139.
1
2
Click on To The list Screen to return to the list.
 Viewing an image not registered to the
Library
Move to Photo Station and double-click on All
Images.
Click Menu > File > Open File, select an image
file to view, and click Open.
The selected image file is registered to the
Library and displayed in the Preview window.
 Viewing images using the SlideShow
function
Double-click on an image. The selected image is
displayed in the Preview screen. Press the left and
right arrow keys to navigate through the images.
Slide Show
Edit Image
Left and Right
Arrows
Zoom
Control
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Click the SlideShow button at the bottom of the
Photo Station.
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Editing an Image
You can change the shape of an image, edit an image
or apply special effects to an image. The image editing
functions are described below.
1
Move to Photo Station and double-click on All
Images.
2
Click on a folder which includes images, and the
images in the folder are displayed.
3
Double-click on an image or click the View and Edit
button at the bottom right to switch to the Preview
screen.
If the Preview screen appears, click the Edit button
at the bottom left. If the image editor screen appears,
edit the image using the Edit tools at the bottom of
the window.
Click to save the
edited image
Image Editor Window
Click to switch to the
Preview screen
Edit Tools
Click on Original View to edit the image comparing it to
the original.
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5
You can save an edited image by clicking the Save
or Save As button.
6
Click the Exit Editor button to return to the Preview
screen.
Adding Images to the Library
The Photo Library is a library with image files to be used by Photo Station. The procedures to add image files saved on
the computer to the Library are described below.
You can add files, add folders.
As an example, the procedures to add folders are described below.
1
Select Menu > File > Add to Library > Folder.
2
Select a target folder and select the Image File option in the Target File Type field.
The image files found in the selected folder are added to the Library.
The image files used in AVStation are automatically added to the Library.
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Play Camera (Optional)
Play Camera is a program that enables users to take still pictures or record videos using the camera installed on the
computer.
Before You Start!
 The program versions described in this manual are subject to change and the screen images and terms in this manual may
differ from actual product.
 For more information on how to use the program, refer to the online help.
 Do not take pictures or record video of someone without their permission.
 Do not take pictures or record video in locations where photography is prohibited.
 Do not take pictures or record video in locations where you could violate another person’s privacy.
1
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Play
Camera > Play Camera.
If you right-click over the Preview window using the
Touchpad, you can set up the camera, resolution,
device and save folder.
Window Control and
Exit Buttons
Preview Window
2
Place an object in front of the camera over the LCD
and click the Snapshot
or Start Recording
button. A still picture is taken or video starts
recording.
To stop a video recording, click the Stop Recording
button. The recording is stopped.
3
Open Folder
Rec
If you click the Open Save Folder
button, you
can view your stored pictures and videos.
 You can view a picture by double-clicking it.
 Since you cannot watch recorded videos using the
Play Camera, use a video playing program such
as Windows Media Player, Cyberlink Power DVD,
etc. to watch videos.
Help
Snapshot
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Samsung Update Plus (Optional)
Samsung Update Plus is software that examines and updates the Samsung software and drivers installed on your
Samsung computer to the optimal version.
Before You Start!
 To check for updates and update your computer using Samsung Update Plus, your computer must be connected to the
Internet.
 The update search result may differ depending on your computer model.
Samsung Update Plus does not provide updates for applications installed after purchasing the computer.
2
To update the software and drivers
1
Select Start > All Programs > Samsung >
Samsung Update Plus > Samsung Update Plus.
If this is the first time you are running the program,
a window will appear asking you if you agree to the
agreement in the window.
Click Agree to use this software.
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If you click on Check for updates, new updates are
searched for.
3
If there are available software or driver updates for
your computer, the available updates will be listed.
Select the required updates from the list and click
Install Update to start the update. (The update list
on the screen may differ depending on the computer
model.)
Automatic update items display
By default, your computer is configured to automatically
check for updates. If there is a new update available,
this is notified in the notification area. Click the balloon
help icon in the notification area. Here you will be able
to find the latest available updates.
Updates that must be installed separately.
If you select an update item that must be installed
separately, a message appears informing you of this.
Follow the instruction message to correctly install it.
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McAfee SecurityCenter (Optional)
McAfee SecurityCenter (a virus/spyware detection and protection software that includes a firewall function.
Hereafter, referred to as “McAfee”) is software that protects your PC from various Internet threats as well as
detecting and removing viruses.
Before You Start!
 For more detailed information on the program, refer to the McAfee help.
 You can register McAfee when connected to the Internet.
 McAfee software is optional. It may not be supplied for some models or it may be supplied through the McAfee installation
icon. When the installation icon is provided, you have to install the program referring to the Installing McAfee section.
 A different anti-virus program may be provided depending on the computer model.
Installing McAfee
For some models, an Install McAfee Web Essentials icon is located on the Desktop. In this case, you can install the
McAfee software according to the following procedures and then use the McAfee software.
For some models, a McAfee Security Center icon
installed, the installation step is not required.
is located on the Desktop, since the software is already
z D
ouble click the Install McAfee Web Essentials icon
on the Desktop.
x T
he Chain Installer window opens and the installation begins automatically. Please wait for a moment.
c W
hen the installation is complete, the Chain Installer window disappears.
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Using McAfee
To use McAfee, user registration is required. If a user is not registered, even though virus inspection is supported, your
PC will not be completely protected because the virus information will not be updated with the latest information. The
procedures to inspect and heal viruses after the user registration will be described below.
3
User Registration
1
The Program Setup screen appears while booting.
Click Next.
If the Program Setup screen does not appear, rightclick over the McAfee icon
in the Taskbar and
then select Product Setup from the pop-up menu.
2
The End User License Agreement appears.
Check if the country has been correctly selected and
then click Accept.
The Create New McAfee Account item appears.
Be sure to fill in all the fields and click Next. The
Program Setup Completed window appears.
If you have already registered with McAfee, click Login
and enter the registered email address and password
to login. The Program Setup Completed window
appears.
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3
Inspecting and Healing Viruses
The procedures to check if the computer’s files or
information have been infected by a virus and to heal
viruses found by McAfee are described below.
1
2
If a virus has been found, click View Results.
The viruses are listed. Since the corresponding
viruses have already been removed, you can use
your computer without any concern.
 For possible virus infections (where it is not
completely certain), the Detected message
appears. In this case, the items will be maintained or
deleted depending on your decision.
Click Start > All Programs > McAfee >
McAfeeSecurityCenter.
Click the Scan button on the left side of the program.
The Scan begins.
At this time, if a virus is found, it is immediately
healed during the inspection.
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 To deal with new viruses, please always keep
McAfeeSecurityCenter up to date. In general, it
is automatically updated when connected to the
Internet. Alternatively, you can update it manually
by clicking Update
after connecting to
the Internet.
Configuring the McAfee Firewall
Method 2) When you need to deactivate the Firewall
If you cannot connect to the Internet when using a
broadband Internet service, you can connect to the
Internal normally if you disable the McAfee Firewall.
However, since it may cause a security problem, be
careful when doing so.
The McAfee Firewall is configured for the product when
purchasing the product in order to protect the computer
from viruses. However, if the firewall is activated, you may
not connect to the network or the Internet properly. In this
case, you have to change the settings as follows.
z Double-click the McAfee Security Center icon from
Method 1) When you need to select Allow Access
in the Server or Internet Access Request
window.
the Desktop.
x Click the Advanced menu at the bottom left and click
Configure > Internet&Network.
When you connect to a bank, stock market, or gaming
website, an access request window appears. In this case,
select Allow Access in the window and click OK. Then
you can install the program normally or open the page.
c Turn the Internet&Network at the right to Off, set the
Select when to re-enable firewall to Never and then
click OK.
v Click Home in the left menu pane and click Ignore
next to the ‘Firewall protection is disabled’
message.
It is recommended activating the Windows Firewall for
your computer's safety when you have disabled the
McAfee Firewall. To activate the Windows Firewall,
click Start > Control Panel>Security>Turn Windows
Firewall on or off> On(recommended) (When your
Control Panel is set to the 'Classic View' of Windows
Vista or when you are using Windows XP, click Start
> Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Change
Settings > On(recommended).)
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Using Samsung Magic Doctor (Optional)
Magic Doctor is troubleshooting software provided by Samsung Computer. A user can diagnose system problems via
one-click or by selecting diagnostic items.
Before You Start!
The screens used in this manual may differ from actual screens according to the program version.
3
Diagnosing the System
Diagnosing the System is a function to check system
connections and diagnose problems affecting to system
operation and solve it.
1
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung
Magic Doctor > Samsung Magic Doctor.
2
Click on Diagnose the System to start diagnosing
the system.
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When the system diagnosis is completed, the
diagnostic result appears.
If problems are found, click the Cure button to
correct the problem. Samsung Magic Doctor starts
the corrective operations.
Viewing My Computer Information
You can view detailed information about your computer in Samsung Magic Doctor.
Click on the icon in the shape of a monitor at the bottom of the main program screen to view detailed information about
the computer.
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OmniPass
(Fingerprint Identification, Integrated Password Authentication, Optional)
Using the OmniPass program, you can use the following functions.
 Fingerprint Identification Function
You can register your fingerprint and use it instead of a password.
 Integrated Password Authentication Function
You can use your Windows user account information using the Integrated Password Authentication Function.
If you register your Windows user account(s) information with the OmniPass program, you can login to Windows or
onto websites using a single password.
Before You Start!
The program versions described in this manual are subject to change and the screen images and terms in this manual may differ
from actual product.
 This function is applied to some models only.
 The program version described in this manual is subject to change and some functions may not be provided due to restrictions
in the program.
 The OmniPass program is already installed on your computer or is provided with your System Software Media (or additional
CD) for manual installation.
 For more detailed information on the usage procedures, refer to the Help section in the OmniPass program(Fingerprint
Identification, Integrated Password Authentication).
1
Signing Up
You have to register your fingerprint and Windows user
account information as follows to use the fingerprint
identification and integrated password authentication
functions.
When using the fingerprint identification sensor
Keep your finger clean and dry when touching the
sensor. Place your finger over the fingerprint sensor
and push gently down.
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Select Start
> All Programs > Omnipass >
OmniPass Control Center. Turn the computer on
and click the Start button in the Omnipass window.
2
3
Click Run Enrollment Wizard to start the
registration.
For the integrated password authentication step,
complete the following.
Enter the Windows user ID and logon password and
click the Next button.
If you do not enter a logon password, the integrated
password authentication function will be permitted
to anyone; it is therefore recommended entering a
logon password.
Creating a user logon password
 Select Start > Control Panel > User Accounts >
Create password for user account.
 Enter a password in the New Password field, and
re-enter the password in the Confirm New Password
field. Click Create Password. A password has been
created.
4
The fingerprint registration begins.
Select the finger to be registered and click the Next
button.
5
Register the fingerprint by placing your finger over
the fingerprint identification sensor and placing it
down slowly.
Repeat this at least 3 times until the next screen
appears automatically.
6
Place the registered finger over the fingerprint
identification sensor again and click the Next button.
7
A window appears asking if you want to register an
additional fingerprint.
Click No to proceed to the next window.
If you click Yes, Steps 5~7 are repeated.
8
Proceed with the settings and click the Next button.
9
When the user profile backup instruction window
appears, read the contents and click on Backup
Now.
Specify a path to save the user profile to and save
the name.
When the backup file password window appears,
enter a password and click the OK button.
What is a user profile backup?
This is a function for backing up the OmniPass
information (fingerprint and user account information)
registered on a computer so that the information can be
used on another computer. For information on how to
use a backed up user profile on another computer, refer
to the Help section.
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10
Turning the Computer On
Click Done.
Registering information for using the fingerprint
identification and integrated password
authentication functions has been completed.
This function is applied to some models only.
To use the Turn the computer on function, you have to
register your fingerprint first and configure it as follows.
When finishing the settings, you can turn the computer on
through fingerprint identification or integrated password
authentication instead of entering a password.
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1
Select Start
> All Programs > OmniPass >
OmniPass Control Center.
2
Select Change System Settings and then select
either Enable or disable pre-boot authentication
or Do Not Use Authentication before Boot.
3
Select Enable System Boot Authentication and
click the Next button.
4
Enter the Boot Password Setting and click the
Next button.
5
Click Finish to complete the Turn the computer on
function settings.
Logging onto Windows
When turning the computer on, the following screen
appears. Place your finger over the fingerprint
identification sensor and then remove it.
1
To use a booting password instead of fingerprint
identification, press the <ESC> key to display the
booting password input screen. Enter the booting
password in the screen. Then you can boot up your
computer.
If you turn the computer on after completing the
user information registration step, the Logon
Authentication window appears.
 To use the fingerprint identification function
 You can attempt the fingerprint identification up
to three times. If all the three attempts fail, the
computer will automatically shutdown. In this case,
turn the computer on again and retry the fingerprint
identification or enter the booting password.
In the Logon User Authentication window, select
AuthenTec Fingerprint Device, place your finger over
the fingerprint identification sensor and place it down
slowly.
 Canceling the Settings
Unselect the System Boot Authentication
Available option in Step 3 above, and then configure
it according to the instructions that appear on the
screen.
If your fingerprint is not recognized, the fingerprint is
displayed in red in the fingerprint display window.
In this case, place your finger over the fingerprint
identification sensor again and push it down slowly until
the fingerprint is displayed in green.
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Encrypting/Decrypting Files
 To use the integrated password
authentication function
You can encrypt folders and files so that only specified
users can open or modify them.
The procedures to encrypt files are described below.
In the Logon Authentication window, select Master
Password Authentication. Enter the username and
the login password and click the OK button.
This function is applied to some models only.
1
Select Start
> All Programs > OmniPass >
OmniPass Control Center > Protect Your Files.
2
Select a folder or file to be encrypted and click
Encrypt.
 User Name: User account name
 Password: User account password
 Domain, Identity: These fields are automatically
entered.
2
When the fingerprint identification or password
authentication is complete, you can logon to
Windows.
To decrypt encrypted folders and files
The procedures are the same as those for the
encryption process except for selecting Decrypt
instead of Encrypt in the figure above.
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3
Logging into Internet Sites
When the file encryption authentication window
appears, select AuthenTec Fingerprint Driver,
place your finger over the fingerprint identification
sensor and push it down slowly. Alternatively, select
Integrated Password Authentication and enter the
login password.
You can easily login to frequently used Internet sites using
the fingerprint identification or password authentication
functions instead of entering your user ID and password.
As an example, the procedures for logging into the
Hotmail site are described below.
The following describes the procedures for registering
your user ID and password. Once the user ID and
password of a site are registered, you can login to the site
automatically.
If your fingerprint is not recognized, the fingerprint is
displayed in red in the fingerprint display window.
In this case, place your finger over the fingerprint
identification sensor again and push it down slowly until
the fingerprint is displayed in green.
4
 This function is applied to some models only.
If the fingerprint is recognized, the following window
appears.
Click OK to encrypt the file.
 This function may not be supported for some
Internet sites.
Right-click over a folder or file to be encrypted and select
OmniPass Encrypt File(s) from the pop-up menu. The
selected folder or file will be encrypted.
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1
Launch Internet Explorer
and open the Hotmail
site. (http://www. hotmail.com) Enter your user ID
and password.
2
Right-click over the
icon in the Taskbar and click
on Remember Password.
3
When the mouse pointer changes to a yellow key
icon
, click the login window, but not the Sign in
button. If you wait a moment, the mail address and
password information are retrieved.
Login Window
4
Enter an easy to remember name and click Finish.
5
Thereafter you can login to your registered websites
using your fingerprint or password.
z When opening a registered site, the Access
Authentication window appears.
x S
elect AuthenTec Fingerprint Device, place
your finger over the fingerprint identification
sensor and push it down slowly once.
Alternatively, select Integrated Password
Authentication and enter the login password.
c If the fingerprint identification or password
authentication is complete, your ID and
password are automatically entered and you are
logged into the website.
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TPM (Trusted Platform Module, Optional)
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a powerful hardware-based security solution that protects important authentication
information such as user passwords from malicious users. If TPM is used with the TPM program, it protects your
personal information such as e-mails as well as protecting your system from unauthorized access attempts by
malicious users.
Before You Start!
 The program versions described in this manual are subject to change and the screen images and terms in this manual may
differ from actual ones.
 Since this program is optional and is provided for some models only, this program may not be installed on your computer.
If this program is not installed on your computer, install the program using the System Software Media before using it.
Before Starting TPM
You can use the following TPM functions.
 File Encryption Function: Using this function, you can protect your files and folders by encrypting them.
(The EFS function: Encrypt File System).
 Personal Secure Drive Function: Using this function, you can create a virtual, secure drive so as to safely use
important files and folders. (The PSD function: Personal Secure Drive).
 Initializing and Reconfiguring the TPM Chip: Using this function, you can initialize and reconfigure the
authentication information saved on the TPM chip.
To use the TPM program, you have to first complete the following steps.
1
Initializing the Security Platform
2
Registering a Security Platform User
Select the TPM user password and functions to be used and create an encrypted certificate for the TPM user.
Configure the TPM program password, whether to use automatic backup, and the backup location.
For more detailed procedures on using the TPM program, refer to program Help.
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TPM Settings
Initializing the Security Platform
Before using TPM, you have to first initialize the Security
Platform. In the Security Platform initialization step,
you can select automatic backup and the password
reconfiguration function.
1
Click Start > All Programs > Infineon Security
Platform Solution > Security Platform
Management > User Settings.
(Alternatively double-click the Security Platform
icon in the Taskbar.)
2
If a window appears asking whether you want to
start The Infineon Security Platform Initialization
Wizard, click OK.
In the start screen, click Next.
If the Trusted Platform Module activation screen
appears, check TPM State in the BIOS setup and make
sure TPM State is set to Enable & Activate. For how
to check TPM State in the BiOS setup, refer to the
‘Initailzing a TPM chip’ section. 167
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3
Select Initialize a new Security Platform and click
the Next button.
4
Enter a password and click the Next button.
5
Select the Security Platform features to use and click
the Next button.
 A
utomatic Backup: The Security Platform
authentication and settings are saved in the
backup file.
7
 P
assword Reset: Allows a user password to be
reset.
6
The screen below appears when you have selected
Automatic Backup in Step 5.
Click the Browse button and specify the path to
save the emergency recovery file to, enter the
emergency recovery token password and click the
Next button.
An emergency recovery file is used to restore the
TPM authentication information when it is damaged
by a system error.
Click the Browse button and specify the backup
location for Automatic Backup and click the Next
button.
Save an emergency recovery file to a hard disk drive.
In addition, also make a backup of the emergency
recovery file to a removable disk in case of a hard disk
error, after completing the user registration.
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8
10
Click the Browse button and specify the path to
save the password reset file to, enter a password for
resetting the password and click the Next button.
Select the Start Security Platform User
Initialization Wizard to proceed to the next step,
which is User Registration, and click the Finish
button for registering a user.
The screen below appears when you have selected
Password Reset in Step 5.
9
The operations to be performed appear.
Confirm the operations and click the Next button.
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Registering a Security Platform User
Register Security Platform users.
In this step, the available TPM functions and the
password for each user are configured and an encrypted
certificate is created.
3
To allow a password reset, select the Enable the
resetting of my Basic User Password in case of
an emergency option.
Click the Browse button, specify the path to save
the password reset file to, enter a password for
resetting the password and click the Next button.
4
The operations to be performed appear.
Confirm the operations and click the Next button.
To register users who will use the TPM program, this
step must be completed for each Windows user account.
1
The User Initialization Wizard screen appears.
Click the Next button.
If this screen does not appear, click Start > All
Programs > Infineon Security Platform Solution
> Security Platform Management > User
Settings.
If a window appears asking whether you want to start
The User Initialization Wizard, click OK.
2
Enter a password for the TPM program and click the
Next button.
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5
6
Select the Security Platform Features to use and
click the Next button.
To create an encryption certificate to use the TPM
program, click the Select button.
ecure e-mail:
 S
This feature enables only the writer and the
recipient to read the email.
 F
ile and folder encryption with Encrypting
File System (EFS):
This feature enables encrypting files and folders
using EFS.
 F
ile and folder encryption with Personal
Secure Drive (PSD):
This feature enables saving important data by
creating a virtual drive.
If there are existing certificates, select one and click the
Next button. In this case, proceed to Step 10.
7
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Click the Create button to create a certificate.
8
Select a certificate to use and click the Select
button.
9
Confirm the certificate to use and click the Next
button.
10
Construct an Infineon Security Platform Personal
Secure Drive (PSD). Select a drive in the My
PSD will be mapped to drive: field and enter
a drive label in the Drive label for my PSD and
click the Next button.
The screens for Steps 10 and 11 appear when selecting
the File and folder encryption with Personal Secure
Drive (PSD) feature.
When this feature is not selected, the screen for Steps
12 or 13 appears.
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11
Select the disk space for `My Personal Secure
Drive’. And select a drive to save `My Personal
Secure Drive’ to and click the Next button.
12
13
The operations to be performed appear.
Confirm the operations and click the Next button.
When the registration is complete, click the
Finish button.
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Using the TPM Functions
2
Encrypt File System (EFS) Function
This function encrypts files and folders. Using the EFS
(Encrypt File System), you can protect your important
data or documents from malicious intruders.
When the Confirm Attribute Change window
appears, select the encryption coverage and click
the OK button. (This window only appears when
selecting folder encryption.)
The EFS function is only supported for some operating
systems.
1
Select a folder (or file) to encrypt, rightclick it and
select Encrypt.
If your operating system is Windows Vista, the User
Accounts Control window appears. Click Continue.
3
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Enter the user password to be entered when register
a user for Security Platform user authentication and
click the OK button.
4
You will see the color of the encrypted folder (or file)
in the encrypted folder (or file) contents change to
green.
To cancel encryption
You can also decrypt an encrypted folder (or file)
according to the procedures above.
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3
Personal Secure Drive (PSD) Function
The Personal Secure Drive (PSD) function enables
users to create and use a virtual disk to save and manage
confidential data as if using a normal drive (e.g. drive C:).
Select Start > My Computer(or Start > Computer).
Then you can confirm that a Personal Secure Drive
has been created.
To use the PSD function, you have to select `File
and folder encryption with Personal Secure Drive
(PSD)’ in Step 5 `Registering a Security Platform User’.
If you did not select the feature in the registration step,
click Start > All Programs(or Program) > Infineon
Security Platform Solution > Security Platform
Management, click Settings in the User Settings
tab. Select File and folder encryption with Personal
Secure Drive (PSD).
To use the PSD, you have to first load PSD.
If you have selected the `Load my Personal Secure
Drive at logon’ option in Step 10 `Registering Security
Platform User’, PSD is automatically loaded. If you did
not select the option, you can load PSD as follows.
1
Right-click the Security Platform
icon inthe
Taskbar and select Personal Secure Drive > Load.
2
Enter the user password in the Load window for
Security Platform user authentication and click the
OK button.
Please note that even if you have copied confidential
data to the PSD, the original file is not protected by the
PSD.
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Initializing and Reconfiguring the TPM Chip
If you have to re-register as a user due to a hard disk drive fault, you can initialize the authentication information saved on
the TPM chip and reconfigure it.
When initializing a TPM chip, all authentication information saved on the TPM chip is deleted.
Before initialization, decrypt all encrypted files. If you do not decrypt the files, you will not be able to access the encrypted files
after initialization.
4
Press the → key to move to the TPM State, press
the ↓ key to move to the Change TPM State item,
and press <Enter>.
z Select the Start > Computer > Configuration
5
Press the ↓ key to move to the Clear item, and press
<Enter>.
x Select Start > Computer and double-click Drive
6
Press the <F10> key. When the Setup
Confirmation window appears, select Yes and
press <Enter>.
7
Restart the system and select Execute in the
Physical Presence Operations. At this time, to
cancel the initialization, select Reject.
8
Press the <F10> key. When the Setup
Confirmation window appears, select Yes and
press <Enter>.
Initializing a TPM Chip
1
Prior to initialization, delete the specified folder
according to the following procedures.
> Folder and Search Options > View tab and
then select the Hidden files and folders option
of the Hidden files and folders item.
C:.
c Double-click the Program Data folder and delete
the Infineon folder.
2
Restart the system and press the <F2> key several
times when the Samsung logo appears.
3
When the BIOS screen appears, press the → key to
move to the Security menu. Then press the ↓ key to
move to the TPM Support item and set it to Enable.
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Reconfiguring the TPM Chip
To re-use an initialized TPM chip, you have to reconfigure
it to the available status.
1
Restart the system and press the <F2> key several
times when the Samsung logo appears.
2
When the BIOS screen appears, press the → key to
move to the Security menu.
Then press the ↓ key to move to the TPM Support
item and set it to Enable.
3
Press the → key to move to the TPM State, press
the ↓ key to move to the Change TPM State item,
and press <Enter>.
4
Press the ↓ key to move to the Enable & Activate
item and press <Enter>.
5
Press the <F10> key and if the Setup Confirmation
window appears, select Yes and press <Enter>.
6
The system is restarted.
To use the TPM chip, you can initialize the Security
Platform.
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Reinstalling Software
You can reinstall software using the System Software Media, when a device driver or computer application is not
working properly.
Before You Start!
When software is not working properly, it is recommended removing the software using the Add or Remove Programs of the
Control Panel and reinstalling the software using the System Software Media.
The System Software Media is supplied as a CD or DVD depending on your computer model.
Running the System Software Media
The System Diagnosis function enables users to diagnose
the system connectivity, any system problems and resolve
these problems.
1
Insert the System Software Media into the CD drive.
If the Auto Play window appears, select Run
SoftwareMedia..... in the Install or Run Program
field.
2
In the User Account Control window, click Allow.
If you are not logged in with an administrator account,
you have to enter an administrator password in the
User Account Control window.
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3
The System Software Media will launch.
Select an instillation option to start the installation.
Standard Installation
If you select this option, programs not currently installed on the computer are listed.
Minimum Installation
If you select this option, programs are listed that need to be installed on the computer (drivers,
Windows updates, etc.).
You can conveniently use this option, when you need to install essential programs only.
If you select this option, you can select the programs to be installed.
Custom Installation
You can conveniently use this option, when you need to install an individual driver or
program that is causing a problem.
Installing Software
2
If the Start Standard Installation window appears,
click the Yes button.
The drivers and programs, which were installed in
the computer when you purchased the computer, are
installed again.
3
The Software installations was completed
window appears.
If you click Yes, the computer is restarted.
As an example, the installation procedures for the
Standard Installation options are described below.
1
Select Standard Installation in the System
Software Media main screen.
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Chapter 6.
Settings and Upgrade
LCD Brightness Control
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BIOS Setup
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Entering the BIOS Setup
The BIOS Setup Screen
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175
Setting a Boot Password
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Changing the Boot Priority
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Upgrading Memory
180
Battery
182
Installing/Removing the Battery
Charging the Battery
Measuring the Remaining Battery Charge
Extending the Battery Usage Time
Using the Security Lock Port 182
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LCD Brightness Control
You can adjust the LCD brightness in 8 levels.
Before You Start!
The LCD brightness is the brightest (Level 8) when the computer is running on AC power, and it becomes dimmer when running
on battery power.
Controlling the Brightness Using the Keyboard
Adjust the LCD brightness by pressing the Fn +
key or the Fn +
key.
The LCD brightness can change up to 8 levels and the brightness increases by 1 level when pressing the Fn +
once.
key
 Maintaining the changed LCD brightness even after turning the computer on again
To maintain the LCD brightness set by using the brightness control keys or through the Power Options, follow the procedures
below.
1. T
urn the computer on and press the F2 key when the SAMSUNG logo appears on the screen to enter the BIOS Setup.
2. S
elect the Boot menu and set the Brightness Mode Control item to User Control.
3. P
ress the F10 key to save the settings and exit Setup.
 Saving battery power consumption
Decrease the LCD brightness when the computer is running on battery power or select Samsung Optimized in Easy Battery
Manager to save battery power consumption.
Easy Battery Manager is optional and may not be surpported depending on your model.
 Defective LCD Pixels
An LCD panel may include less than 4 defective pixels due to a limit in the manufacturing process and this does not affect
the computer performance. The computer’s LCD panel may have the same or similar number of defective pixels as other
manufacturer’s notebook computers.
Instructions for Cleaning the LCD
Clean the LCD panel with a soft cloth lightly moistened with computer cleansing detergent moving in one direction.
Cleaning the LCD panel with excessive force can damage the LCD.
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BIOS Setup
The BIOS Setup enables you to configure your computer hardware according to your needs.
Before You Start!
 Use the BIOS setup to define a boot password, change the booting priority, or add a new device.
Since incorrect settings may cause your system to malfunction or crash, take care when configuring the BIOS.
 The functions of the BIOS setup are subject to change for product function enhancement purposes.
The BIOS Setup menus and items may differ depending on your computer model.
Entering the BIOS Setup
1
Turn the computer on.
2
When the booting screen (SAMSUNG logo) appears, press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup.
Press the F12 key while the booting screen(SAMSUNG logo) appears, the system will try to boot from the network.
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3
After a moment, the BIOS setup screen appears.
The items in the BIOS setup may differ depending on the product.
Setup Menu
Help
Help for the selected item
appears automatically.
Setup Items
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The BIOS Setup Screen
Menu
Main
Advanced
Security
Description
Used to change the basic system and environment settings.
Used to configure advanced functions on your computer for devices and chipsets.
Used to configure security functions, including passwords.
Boot
Used to set the boot priority and other boot options
Exit
Used to exit the Setup either saving the changes or not.
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System Setup Keys
In the Setup, you have to use the keyboard.
F1
Press to view the Setup Help.
Up & Down Keys
Press to move up and down.
F5/F6
F9
ESC
Left & Right Keys
Enter
F10
Press to change the item value.
Press to load the default Setup settings.
Press to return to a higher level menu or to move to the Exit menu.
Press to move to another menu.
Press to select an item or to enter a sub menu.
Press to save the changes and exit Setup.
The keyboard image may differ from the actual keyboard.
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Setting a Boot Password
When setting a password, you have to enter a password to use the computer or enter the BIOS Setup.
By configuring a password, you can restrict system access to authorized users only and protect data and files saved
on the computer.
Before You Start!
Do not lose or forget your password.
If you have forgotten your password, contact a Samsung service center. In this case, a service fee will be charged.
Setting a Supervisor Password
A Supervisor Password is required to turn the computer
on or to start the System Setup.
When setting a Supervisor Password, users other than a
supervisor cannot use the computer.
1
Select the Security menu in the BIOS Setup.
2
In the Set Supervisor Password item, press
<Enter>.
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3
Enter a password, press <Enter>, re-enter the
password for confirmation, and press <Enter> again.
The password can be up to 8 alphanumeric
characters. Special characters are not allowed.
4
When a message confirming the password
configuration appears in the Setup Notice window,
press <Enter>.
The supervisor password has been set.
The supervisor password is required to turn the
computer on or to enter the BIOS Setup.
Setting a User Password
Changing the hard disk drive password
For security purposes, you can only change a hard
disk drive password after restarting the computer by
pressing the computer Power button.
Users can start the system with a user password, but
cannot enter the System Setup. By doing this, you can
prevent other users from entering Setup.
Before configuring a user password, a supervisor
password must have been configured. Deactivating the
supervisor password also deactivates the user password.
In the Set User Password item, press <Enter> and
complete the procedures from Step 3 of Setting a
Supervisor Password.
If you cannot change the hard disk drive password or
the HDD Password Frozen message appears when
entering the BIOS Setup and then selecting Security
> HDD Password, press the Power button to turn the
computer on again.
Deactivating the Password
Setting Up a Boot Password
To setup a boot password, the administrator password
(Set Supervisor Password) should be set in advance.
Set the Password on boot item to Enabled.
Once a boot password is set, you have to enter a
password to boot up the computer.
Setting up a Hard Disk Drive Password
(Optional)
A supervisor password must be set using the Set
Supervisor Password menu.
If you set a password for a hard disk drive, it cannot be
accessed from another computer.
Press <Enter> in the Set HDD Password item and define
a password as described in Step 3 of the Setting up the
Supervisor Password.
The hard disk drive password setting function is not
provided for some models.
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1
Press <Enter> on the password to be deactivated.
For example, to deactivate a supervisor password in
the Set Supervisor Password item, press <Enter>.
2
In the Enter Current Password item, enter the
currently configured password and press <Enter>.
3
Leave the Enter New Password item field empty,
and press <Enter>.
4
Leave the Confirm New Password field empty, and
press <Enter>.
5
In the Setup Notice window, press <Enter>.
The password is deactivated.
Changing the Boot Priority
The default boot priority of your computer is the CD-ROM first, then a removable device and then the hard disk drive
in this order.
By default, the highest boot priority device is set to the CD-ROM/DVD drive. As an example, the procedures to
change the highest boot priority device to the hard disk drive are described below.
1
Select the Boot menu in the BIOS Setup.
2
Press <Enter> on the Boot Device Priority item.
3
Boot Device Priority
[Boot priority order]
1. AHCI CD
: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2. AHCI HDD : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3. USB KEY
: N/A
4. USB CD
: N/A
5. USB FDD
: N/A
6. USB HDD
: N/A
7. PCI BEV
: N/A
8.
Boot Device Priority
NumLock
Enable Keypad
[Off]
[By NumLock]
Summary screen
Boor-time Diagnostic Screen
PXE OPROM
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Only with F12]
Brightness Mode Control
Wireless Device Control
[Auto]
[Always On]
Press the down key (↓) to move to the AHCI HDD
itemand press the F6 key to move up to the top item.
Select system boot
options
[Excluded from boot order]
- IDE HDD
: N/A
- IDE CD
: N/A
- PCI SCSI
: N/A
- USB ZIP
: N/A
- USB LS120 : N/A
Smart Battery Calibration
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Press the F10 key to save the settings and exit
Setup.
The highest boot priority device is now set to the
Hard Drive.
Upgrading Memory
One or more memory modules are installed on the computer.
There are 2 memory slots and users can replace the installed memory or add new memory.
Before You Start!
 Replace or install new memory only after shutting the computer down completely. Do not replace or install memory when the
computer is in Sleep mode.
 Disconnect main power plug and remove the battery before continuing.
 To utilize the dual channel feature, using memory modules with the same specifications (of the same capacity and from the
same manufacturer) is recommended.
 Only use the same type of memory as specified in the Product Specification.
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Adding a Memory Module
1
Insert a new memory module into the memory slot at
an angle of approximately 30 degrees aligning it to
the angle of the memory slot.
Remove the screw on the memory compartment
cover at the bottom of the computer using a screw
driver.
Memory Slot
Fixing Screw
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3
4
Push the memory module down so that it is
completely fixed. If the memory does not fit easily,
push the memory module down while pulling the
memory module latches outward.
Close the memory compartment cover and fasten
the screw.
Removing a memory module
Pull the memory module latches outward.
The memory module will pop up.
Remove the memory module out at an angle of 30
degrees.
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Battery
Please refer to the following instructions when running the computer on battery power without connecting the AC
power.
A Lithium-Ion smart battery is supplied with this computer.
Before You Start!
Carefully read and follow the precautions printed on the battery before using the battery.
Precautions
Use only chargers specified in the User Manual.
Never heat the battery pack, put it near or in a fire or use at a temperature higher than 60°C, as this may cause fire.
Never cause a short circuit between the battery pack terminals or disassemble the battery pack.
Carefully read and follow the precautions printed on the battery and the safety instructions in the User Manual before using the
battery.
Please refer to the system operation environment (
233) of this manual and operate and store the battery at room temperature.
Installing/Removing the Battery
1
2
Shutdown the system, close the LCD panel and
place the computer upside down on a flat surface.
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Pull the two battery latches outwards
remove the battery.
, then
3
To install the battery again, slide the battery into the
system.
The battery latches move inwards and fix the battery
automatically.
Charging the Battery
Check if the battery latch has been moved inwards.
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1
Attach the battery and connect the AC adapter to the
DC-in jack of the computer.
The battery will then start charging.
2
When charging is complete, the Charge LED turns
green.
Status
Charge LED
Charging
Amber
Charging complete
Green
AC adapter not connected
Off
Measuring the Remaining Battery Charge
You can view the battery charge status by completing the following procedures.
To use the shortcut key to view
Battery Usage Time Information
Press the Fn +
keys on the keyboard. The remaining
battery charge (%) will displayed for a moment.
You can only view the charge status in this way when
Easy Display Manager is installed on your computer.
A battery is an expendable supply, so when using it over
a long time, the capacity/battery life is shortened. If the
battery life is reduced to under half of its initial time, we
recommend purchasing a new battery.
For long periods of not using the battery, keep the battery
after discharging it. This extends the battery life time.
To view on the battery
Separate the battery and press the PUSH button inside
the battery. The remaining battery charge (%) will be
displayed.
Battery Warning
 You will hear an alarm when the remaining battery
charge reaches below 10%.
In this case, connect the AC adapter or turn off the
computer and install a fully charged battery.
 If the battery residual amount is 3~5%, the computer
automatically shuts down after saving the data. The
battery residual amount may vary depending on the
computer model.
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Extending the Battery Usage Time
Decreasing the LCD Brightness
Press the Fn +
keys on the keyboard to decrease the LCD brightness to extend the battery usage time.
Using Easy Battery Manager (Optional)
Easy Battery Manager is a power management program that enables using the battery power efficiently. You can select
an optimized power mode according to your requirements.
Easy Battery Manager is optional and may not be surpported depending on your model.
1
Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options.
Alternatively, right-click the power measuring device icon
in the notification area of the taskbar and select Power
Options.
2
If the following screen appears, select one of the modes.
Samsung Optimized
Multimedia
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Samsung Optimized
Multimedia
This mode is appropriate for normal conditions. It maximizes the system performance when the
computer is running on AC power while maximizing the battery usage time when the computer is
running on battery power.
This mode is appropriate for a multimedia environment that requires maximum system
performance. Therefore, the battery usage time may be reduced in this mode.
Using the Easy Battery Manager power options
To use the Easy Battery Manager power options after reinstalling Windows, you have to install the Easy Battery Manager
manually using the system software media.
Since power options in Easy Battery Manager aim at maximizing the battery usage time, programs requiring high performance
may slow down when using the battery.
In this case, it is recommended connecting the AC adapter or selecting Power Saver.
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Using the Battery Calibration Function
When charging/discharging the battery repeatedly for a
short time only, the battery usage time may be reduced by
the difference between the actual battery charge and the
remaining charge display.
In this case, the actual battery charge and the remaining
charge display will be the same by discharging the battery
completely using the Battery Calibration function, and
then recharging it again.
1
Disconnect the AC power adapter after turning off
the computer.
2
Restart your computer and press the F2 button when
the Samsung logo appears, to start the BIOS Setup.
3
Move to the Boot > Smart Battery Calibration item
using the direction keys and press <Enter>.
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4
Highlight Yes in the Battery Calibration
Confirmation window and press <Enter>.
The Battery Calibration function is activated and
the battery is forcefully discharged. To stop the
operation, press the <Esc> button.
This operation requires 3~5 hours depending on the
battery capacity and the remaining battery charge.
Using the Security Lock Port
You can connect a Kensington lock to the Security Lock port to prevent your computer from being stolen when you
have to use the computer in a public place.
To use this feature, you have to purchase the Kensington lock additionally. To use the Kensington lock, refer to the
product manual.
Tie the Kensington lock cable to a fixed object and install the other end of the cable to the Security Lock port.
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Chapter 7.
Windows Media Center
About Package Contents and the Program Guide190
Connecting and Setting Up Media Center
191
Connecting Devices
Media Center Setup
191
192
Using Media Center 194
Start Screen Layout
Pictures + Videos
Music
TV + Movies
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195
199
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Windows Media Center is provided for some versions of Windows Vista only.
Therefore, this chapter is for models with Windows Media Center only.
About Package Contents and the Program Guide
About the Package Contents
The package contents of your Samsung computer may differ depending on the computer model.
A TV tuner card is not supplied with the product and is not essential for the Media Center.
However, you can only use the TV function of the Media Center when a TV tuner card has been installed.
About the Program Guide
An electronic TV program guide, the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is provided by the EPG provider and the contents
of the EPG may differ from the actual TV program depending on programming changes by the EPG provider or broadcast
station.
The contents of this manual are subject to change for product improvement purposes.
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Connecting and Setting Up Media Center
The basic usage of Media Center for Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium is described below.
Before You Start!
This manual will describe procedures assuming that you are using Media Center with a mouse.
Connecting Devices
 Connecting to the Internet
 Connecting the TV antenna
To view the TV Guide or to move to Media Center sites
in Media Center, you have to connect to the Internet.
Connect the network (LAN) cable to the LAN port of
the computer.
To use the Media Center TV function, you have to
connect the TV antenna to the TV tuner card.
If your computer has a built-in TV tuner card, connect
the TV antenna cable to the TV Antenna Input port.
If you do not have an installed TV tuner card, you
cannot use the TV function.
To use the TV function, purchase and install an
additional TV tuner card.
If the computer is not connected to the Internet, you
cannot use the TV Guide (Channel Information) and the
Online Spotlight functions.
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Media Center Setup
Connect all necessary devices and setup Media Center. You have to complete the settings to use Media Center.
1
Turn the computer on.
2
Click Start > Windows Media Center or Start > All
Programs > Windows Media Center.
3
If the following start screen appears, select the
installation option.
Express Setup enables you to use the basic
functions of Media Center when clicking OK.
However, you cannot use TV and Internet related
functions using Express Setup.
Custom Setup allows you to configure all settings
including TV and Internet settings. If you click OK,
the Setup Wizard starts.
To setup the TV or Internet after an Express Setup,
select Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media
Center Setup in the Media Center start screen and
setup the following items.
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4
If you have selected Custom Setup, continue with
the setup according to the Setup Wizard instructions.
If there are no installed TV tuner cards, the TV
related setup steps will appear during the Media
Center setup.
In addition, if the computer is not connected to the
Internet, you cannot setup and use the TV Guide
(Channel Information).
5
When the Media Center setup is complete, click
Finish.
Now you can use the Media Center.
Changing the Media Center settings
You can change the settings by selecting Tasks
> Settings in the Media Center start screen after
completing the Configuration Wizard.
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Using Media Center
The descriptions of the Media Center start screen and basic functions will be given below.
Start Screen Layout
Before You Start!
If you selected Run Setup Later in the Media Center start screen or did not complete the Setup Wizard, the Setup Wizard screen
appears when launching Media Center.
If you complete the setup, the Media Center start screen appears.
Click Start
> Windows Media Center or Start
> All Programs > Windows Media Center.
Move to the Media Center Start Screen
Exit Media
Center
Move to the
Previous Screen
Resize
Move to the Next
Menu Item
Play Control
Buttons
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Pictures + Videos
Pictures +
Videos
You can view pictures, images and video
files.
Music
You can listen to music files, audio CDs
and the radio.
TV + Movies
You can watch and record TV programs
and play DVD titles.
Online Media
You can access all kinds of multimedia
content over the internet.
Tasks
You can change the Media Center
settings.
Registering to the Library
Navigation
Arrow
If you move the mouse pointer over the
arrow, you can navigate through the menu
in the up, down, left and right directions.
The procedures to register files to the library are
described below.
In Pictures + Videos, you can view pictures and videos
registered to the Media Center library.
In addition, you can also view files not registered to the
library by registering them, as well as viewing files on a
removable disk.
1
The Menu and Play Control buttons appear for a
moment only when moving the mouse pointer. The
Media Player window size decreases if you perform
another task after playing a media file.
Launch Media Center, and select Pictures + Videos
> Picture Library or Video Library.
When you run it for the first time, a LIBRARY SETUP
window may appear. In this case, you can add files
according to the instructions on the screen.
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In the library menu, right-click and select Library
Setup.
3
If the Library Setup screen appears, select Add
Folder to Watch.
4
Specify the path for the folder according to the
instructions on the screen.
5
If the following screen appears, click Finish. You can
view the newly added folder in the Picture Library or
Video Library.
Viewing Pictures and Images
The procedures to view pictures and images registered to
the library are described below.
Picture and image files are saved in the Computer >
Local Disk (C:) > Users > User Accounts > Picture
Folder or Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Users >
Public > Public Pictures folder.
1
Launch Media Center, and select Pictures +
Videos.
2
Select Picture Library.
When you run it for the first time, the Setup Library
window may appear. In this case, click the No button.
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Select a folder with picture files.
4
5
Viewing Videos
If you select a picture, the picture is displayed in full
screen.
You can view another picture by using the Play
Control buttons or the direction buttons on the
keyboard.
The procedures to view videos registered to the library
are described below.
Video files are saved in the Computer > Local Disk
(C:) > Users > User Accounts > Video Folder or
Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Users > Public >
Public Video folder.
To view pictures in a SlideShow, click on Play
SlideShow.
Alternatively, select Pictures + Videos > Play
All. Then the pictures in the registered folder are
displayed in a random order.
1
Launch Media Center, and select Pictures +
Videos.
2
Select Video Library.
When you run it for the first time, the Setup Library
window may appear. In this case, click the No button.
3
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Select a folder with video files.
If you select a video file, the video file is played.
Viewing Pictures and Videos Saved on
Removable Media
3
After a while, a window notifying you that new media
has been found appears. Select View Pictures or
View Videos.
4
If the file list appears, select a file.
5
View the picture or video.
The procedures to view pictures, images and videos
saved on removable media in Media Center are described
below.
1
Launch Media Center.
2
Insert a removable media with picture, image or
video files.
Removable media refers to a CD, DVD, USB flash
memory, memory card, etc.
To view pictures saved on a digital camera, connect the
digital camera and the computer using a USB cable.
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Music
In Music of Media Center, you can play music files or audio CDs. In addition, you can rip the tracks of an audio CD onto
the computer and play them later individually or by using a playlist.
3
Playing an Audio CD
1
Launch Media Center.
2
Press the Eject button of the CD-ROM drive to open
the CD tray and insert an audio CD. The tracks on
the CD are played automatically.
Select Copy CD at the bottom left of the Music
Player window.
Ripping an Audio CD
1
Launch Media Center.
2
Insert an audio CD into the CD-ROM drive and play
the CD.
When running the Rip CD function for the first time,
the Ripping Options appear. Configure the ripping
options according to the instructions on the screen, and
complete the following procedures. From the second
time the program is run, the setup options are omitted.
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If the Rip CD window appears, click Yes.
5
Playing Ripped Tracks
Ripping a CD begins by showing rotating CD icon
on the right side that indicates ripping a CD is in
progress. When ripping is complete, the ripping CD
complete message appears.
The ripped tracks are displayed in the Music > Music
Library of Media Center and in the Library of Windows
Media Player. The ripped tracks are copied to Start >
Music of the Desktop as album files.
1
Launch Media Center, and select Music.
2
If you select Music Library, the album list appears
including the ripped album.
To change the folder to save the ripped tracks to,
launch Windows Media Player and right-click over the
top taskbar and select More Options > Rip Music >
Rip music to this location from the pop-up menu.
Ripped music albums
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3
Select an album to be played and click Play Album
in the left pane.
4
The album is played.
Using Playlists
You can easily create, manage and play a playlist with
ripped music albums and music files downloaded from the
Internet.
1
Launch Media Center, and select Music > Music
Library.
2
You can search for a music file by selecting the
album, artist, genre or song at the top.
If you select Playlist > All Music, all registered
music files are listed.
3
Select the music files to be added to the playlist and
click Add to Queue in the left pane.
4
The + mark starts blinking at the bottom left of the
Media Player window and disappears the selected
music files are added to the queue.
5
Select the Media Player window at the bottom left
and click View Queue.
6
Select Save As Playlist, enter a playlist name and
select Save. If you have a remote control, you can
enter a name using the numeric buttons on the
remote control.
7
To play the saved playlist, select Media Center >
Music Library > Playlist, select a playlist and click
Play.
 If a music file appears in the Media Center even
after the file has been deleted
If you deleted a music file, you must also manually
delete the file from the Media Center playlist.
 Deleting a playlist from Media Center
Media Player Window
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Select Media Center > Music Library > Playlist,
select a saved playlist and click Delete. Then the
selected playlist is deleted.
TV + Movies
Before You Start!
The TV function is only available when a TV tuner card is installed on your computer.
TV + Movies Menus
Live TV
You can watch live TV programs.
Recorded TV
You can watch recorded TV programs.
Guide (TV Broadcast
Program Guide - EPG)
You can view the TV program guide. You can watch or record live TV programs and reserve a recording.
Play DVD
The DVD title appears.
Search
You can search for a program by the title, keyword or genre.
What is a TV Program Guide - EPG?
An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is a TV program guide. You can select a program and view detailed information on that
program or easily reserve a recording. The guide information is updated by Media Center more than once a day.
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Watching TV
Recording a TV Program
1
Launch Media Center and select TV + Movies.
The procedures to record the current program and
reserve a recording will be described below.
2
Select Live TV or Guide from the menu.
 Recording the current program
hen Live TV is selected
 W
A TV program is played immediately. Switch to
the channel you want to start watching it.
 W
hen Guide is selected
When the Guide List is displayed, select a
program currently being broadcast. The program
on the selected channel is displayed.
Programs that are being broadcast are represented in
white and programs that have been broadcast or will be
broadcast are represented in blue.
1
Moving the mouse will display the play control
buttons. When the play control buttons appear, click
the Record
button.
A red dot appears indicating that a recording is in
progress and the recording begins.
2
To stop the recording, right-click and select Stop
Recording from the pop-up menu.
Alternatively, move the mouse and double-click the
Record button.
 Recording or reserving a recording in the
Guide
Switching channels
 Select a channel from the Guide.
 Moving the mouse will display the play control
buttons. Click the ch+ or ch- buttons to switch
channels.
Using the play control buttons while watching TV
Moving the mouse will display the play control buttons.
Select Pause, Play, Fast Forward, Rewind or Skip
according to your requirements.
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1
Launch the Media Center and select TV + Movies.
2
Select Guide from the menu.
3
Watching a recorded program
Move to a program to be recorded.
Right-click over a program to be recorded and select
Record. A red dot appears over the program list.
Recorded files are saved in the Computer > Local
Disk (C:) > Users > Common > Recorded TV folder.
 If the selected program is scheduled to be broadcast
later, the recording is reserved.
 Recording a series.
Right-click over a program to be recorded and select
Record Series. The Series Recording Indicator
appears.
When the set time arrives, the computer automatically
wakes up from Sleep mode and starts recording.
To re-enter Sleep mode after completing a reserved
TV recording, exit Media Center when leaving the
computer. A reserved TV recording is conducted
regardless of whether Media Center is executed or not.
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1
Launch Media Center and select TV + Movies.
2
Select Recorded TV from the menu.
3
Select a program you want to watch in the following
window.
4
Double-click the program list or right-click and select
Play.
The selected recording is played.
4
Playing a DVD
The procedures to watch a DVD title are described below.
1
Launch Media Center.
2
Press the Eject button of the DVD drive to open the
tray and insert a DVD title.
Online Media
You can access more online content through Online
Media.
Online Media is a service provided by content providers
via the Media Center. You can enjoy all kinds of
multimedia content such as movies, news, sports, etc.
over the Internet.
If you insert a DVD title without starting Media Center,
the Auto Play selection window appears.
Select Play DVD Video using Media Center and click
OK.
3
Select Watch Movie or Play from the DVD menu.
The DVD title is played.
If you move the mouse, the Play Control buttons
appear. Using the Play Control buttons, you can play
the DVD from a particular point or stop playing the
DVD.
After a moment, the DVD menu is displayed.
It the DVD menu is not automatically displayed,
select Play DVD in the start screen.
 To use Online Media, your computer must be
connected to the Internet.
 For problems encountered while using Online
Media, contact the corresponding online service
provider. Online Media content services are not the
responsibility of the computer manufacturer.
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Chapter 8.
Appendix
Reinstalling Windows Vista
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Using Samsung Recovery Solution (Optional)
211
Samsung Recovery Solution Functions
Using Samsung Recovery Solution
Q & A
Display Related
Modem Related
Wired Network (LAN) Related
Wireless Network (WLAN) Related
Game and Program Related
Bluetooth
Other
211
213
218
218
220
222
223
227
228
230
Try the Microsoft Office Trial Demo Free
for 60 Days (Optional)
231
Product Specifications
233
Glossary
243
Index
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Reinstalling Windows Vista
You can reinstall Windows using the System Recovery Media for Windows Vista when Windows is no longer
working properly. (For models supplied with a System Recovery Media.)
For models supplied with the Samsung Recovery Solution, you can reinstall Windows using the Samsung Recovery
Solution.
Before You Start!
 A System Recovery Media may not be supplied depending on your computer model.
 If you cannot start Windows, or if you want to delete all existing data and reinstall Windows, install Windows according to the
descriptions in [Reinstalling when Windows does not start] (see page 210).
 The manual describes procedures on the basis of Windows Vista Home Premium. Some pictures may differ from actual
product.
 Since Windows Vista may be upgraded to increase performance, some of the installation procedures may differ depending on
the Windows Vista version. This guide describes how to reinstall Windows on the basis of the latest version, Windows Vista
SP1.
Reinstalling Windows may delete data (files and programs) saved on the hard disk drive. Make sure to backup all important data.
Samsung Electronics shall not be held liable for any loss of data.
2
Reinstalling in Windows
1
Insert the System Recovery Media into the DVD
drive.
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When the AutoPlay window appears, select Run
setup.exe and click Allow.
3
Since the installation step may differ depending on
the Windows Vista version, continue the installation
according to the following descriptions.
If you select Go online to get the latest updates for
installation in the Select Update window, the latest
updates are installed and Step 4 follows. At this time,
the computer must be connected to the Internet.
 3-1 If a window appears which allows you to
select the operating system to install,
4
click Next. Step 4 follows.
If the User Agreement screen appears, select I
accept the license terms and then click Next.
For Windows Vista SP1, the following window
appears. In this case, select an installation
option.
If you click Custom, Steps 5 to 12 are continued
sequentially.
If you click Upgrade, Step 6 begins. After that,
proceed to Step 11.
The operating system name may differ depending on
the Windows version.
 3-2 If the Select Windows Installation
window appears (for Windows Vista SP1),
click Install Now. When the Select Update window
appears, click on the relevant item.
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Custom
Select this option to Reinstall Windows. You have
to reinstall all necessary device drivers and programs
after the Custom installation. In addition, unnecessary
folders and files may remain on the hard disk drives
after the installation (e.g. C:\Windows.old, etc.).
Upgrade
Select this option to Upgrade Windows while
maintaining current files, configurations and programs.
Although you therefore do not need to reinstall the
device drivers and programs, some programs may not
work properly after the upgrade.
5
When a window appears asking for the location to
install the operating system to, select a disk drive
partition and click the Next button.
The Windows user registration screen appears.
Select the username and photo and click the Next
button.
8
Enter the computer name. The window in which you
can select the Desktop background appears.
Enter the contents and click the Next button.
9
The Windows automatic protection settings
window appears.
Configure the setting according to your
requirements.
10
The time and date settings window appears.
Click the Next button.
Drive D includes an area to save the backup image
used by Samsung Recovery Solution. Installing
Windows to drive C is recommended.
11
When previous Windows installation files are in the
selected partition, a message appears informing you
that the files and folders will be moved to the Windows.
old folder. Click the OK button.
6
7
The Registration Complete window appears.
If you click the Start button, a computer
specifications check begins.
12
The Windows installation continues.
The computer will restart 3 times during the
installation. If the Press any key to boot from CD
or DVD... message appears after a restart, do not
press any button.
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After a while, the Windows Desktop appears.
When Windows is launched, install the device
drivers and applications according to your
requirements using the System Software Media.
Reinstalling when Windows does not
start
 4 -2 If the Select Windows Installation
window appears (for Windows Vista SP1).
Click Install Now.
When Windows does not start, boot up with the System
Recovery Media and from there you can reinstall
Windows.
1
Insert the System Recovery Media into the DVD
drive and restart the computer.
2
If the Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
message appears while booting, press any key on
the keyboard.
5
If the User Agreement screen appears, select I
accept the license terms and then click Next.
or Windows Vista SP1, a window where you
 F
can select an installation option appears.
In this case, click Custom.
6
When a window appears asking for the location to
install the operating system to, select the partition of
the disk drive and then click the Next button.
Drive D includes an area to save the backup image
used by Samsung Recovery Solution. Installing
Windows to drive C is recommended.
3
After a while, the Options windows such as
Language, Time, Keyboard, etc. appear. Confirm the
settings and click the Next button.
4
Since the installation step may differ depending on
the Windows Vista version, continue the installation
according to the following descriptions.
 A If you click Drive Options (Advanced), you can
delete, format, create or expand a partition. Click on
a function and proceed according to the instructions
on the screen.
 When previous Windows installation files are in the
selected partition, a message appears informing
you that the files and folders will be moved to the
Windows.old folder. Click the OK button.
 4 -1 If a window appears which allows you to
select the operating system to install,
7
click Next. Step 5 appears.
The operating system name may differ depending on
the Windows version.
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The subsequent steps are the same as those for
Reinstalling in Windows. 209
Using Samsung Recovery Solution (Optional)
Samsung Recovery Solution provides a Restore Function that enables you to easily restore your computer to a
previous, normal state when a problem occurs with your computer, as well as a Backup Function that enables you
to easily save your computer’s current status and your data.
 Samsung Recovery Solution may not be provided or the version may differ depending on your computer model and the usage
procedures may differ depending on the version. The screen images in this document may differ from actual product.
 For models with an SSD (Solid State Disk), Samsung Recovery Solution is not provided.
Samsung Recovery Solution Functions
 Restore Function
Using this function, you can easily restore your computer to a previous, normal state without using the System
Recovery Media or the Windows Installation CD, when your computer is no longer working properly or fails to boot up
due to a problem. If you have backed up data, you can restore the backup data.
Restore Functions
Complete Restore
Basic Restore
This function quickly restores
major Windows files (C:\
Windows) without touching the
user configuration and data on
the C drive.
This function deletes the entire C drive and then
restores the contents of the C drive completely.
 Initial Status Restore
This function restores the computer to the initial
status saved when the computer was run for the first
time after it was purchased.
 Complete Backup Restore
This function restores the computer to the point
where the user performed a Complete Backup.
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Data Restore
This function restores the user
data if the user previously
backed up data.
 Backup Function
You can backup the entire C drive or all your data to another hard disk drive or DVD. You can restore the backed up
drive or data using the Restore function.
Backup Functions
Initial Status Backup
This function backs up the initial
status of the computer.
Data Backup
This function backs up specific
folders or files.
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Complete Backup
This function backs up the entire
drive C.
Using Samsung Recovery Solution
Not only can you use Samsung Recovery Solution when Windows is running, but also when you are unable to boot up
into Windows. Let’s learn how to use Samsung Recovery Solution.
3
Initial Status Backup
If you turn your computer on for the first time, the Initial
Status Backup function is performed after registering
Windows. This function saves an image of the Initial
Status of the C drive to a secure location so that users
can restore the computer to the Initial Status using the
Complete Restore function. An Initial Status Backup is
only performed once immediately after the computer is
purchased.
1
If you turn the power on for the first time, the
Register Windows screen appears. If you register
Windows according to the instructions on the screen,
the computer will be restarted.
2
When the computer has been restarted, the User
Registration Complete message appears. Click OK.
The computer will restart.
The Initial Status Backup screen appears.
To resize the C and D drives, click Advanced and
partition the disk accordingly. Adjust the partition
size using the slide bar and then click Next.
The partition disk function is only available when the
computer is turned on for the first time and will not be
available afterwards. Once you have completed the
partitions, you cannot resize the partitions. Therefore
partition the disk carefully.
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4
The Initial Status Backup is performed to backup the
initial status of the C drive to a secure location. This
backup image is used for the Complete Restore
function that restores your computer to the initial
status when the computer is not working properly.
5
When the Initial Status Backup is complete, restart
Windows.
Quick Restore
Quick Restore enables you to easily restore your
computer to a previous, normal state when a problem
occurs with your computer. Quick Restore provides Basic
Restore and Complete Restore (Computer Initial Status
Restore) options.
1
– When Windows is running:
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung >
Samsung Recovery Solution > Samsung
Recovery Solution.
2
If the Samsung Recovery Solution program is
launched for the first time after purchasing the
computer, the license agreement screen appears
before the restoration is started. Read the
agreement and click Agree to continue.
3
If the initial menu screen appears, click Restore.
If you click Select by Symptom, the Select by
Symptom menu appears. If you select a symptom, a
recommended restoration option will blink. Click the
restoration option to continue.
– When Windows does not start:
Turn the computer on and press the F4 key when
the boot screen (SAMSUNG logo) appears. After
a moment, the computer boots up in Restoration
mode and the Samsung Recovery Solution
screen appears.
4
Select either Basic Restore or Complete Restore
from the Restore menu.
 A Basic Restore restores the major Windows files
only while maintaining the user configuration and
data on the C drive in a short time.
 A Complete Restore deletes the entire C drive and
then restores the contents of the C drive.
The touch screen function is not supported in this mode
even if your model supports a touch screen. In this
mode, please use the touchpad or mouse instead of the
touch screen.
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User Complete Backup/Restore
Run Complete Restore if the computer does not work
even after Basic Restore has been completed.
A Complete Backup saves the complete image of the C
drive onto another drive or DVD. A Complete Restore
restores the image file saved by the Complete Backup
onto the C drive. This guide describes the Complete
Backup and Complete Restore procedures on the basis of
backing up and restoring by using DVD.
4-1 If you have selected Basic Restore:
In the Basic Restore screen, click the Next
button. The system will be restarted.
4-2 If you have selected Complete Restore:
In the restoration point selection screen, select
the restoration point described as ‘Computer Initial
Status’ and click the Next button. The system will
be restarted.
 Complete Backup
If you run Complete Backup using a DVD, you can
restore the computer even when a problem occurs with
the hard disk or when the restoration area is removed.
Since a Complete Restore deletes all user data as well
as additionally installed programs, please backup your
important data first using the Data Backup function,
before running Complete Restore.
5
The computer boots up into restoration mode and
the restoration progress message appears. If you
click OK, the restoration begins. The restoration may
take some time, please wait for a moment.
6
When the ‘Restart the System’ message appears
after the restoration is complete, click OK to restart
the system.
Make sure that the power cord is connected while the
restoration is in process. The first time the computer boots
up after a Complete Restore has been performed, the
speed of the boot process may be slowed down due to the
system optimization process. At this time, do not shut the
computer down by force.
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1
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung >
Samsung Recovery Solution > Samsung
Recovery Solution.
2
When the initial menu screen appears, click Backup.
3
Click Complete Backup in the backup menu.
4
Enter a description for the backup regarding the
current computer status in the Description field so
that you can easily recognize it later, and specify the
Save Path. If your computer has a DVD-Writer, you
can specify the DVD drive as the Save Path.
 Complete Restore
1
2
Select Drive D.
Select the DVD drive.
5
If you click the Next button, the system restarts in
restoration mode and the Complete Backup begins.
If you have selected the DVD drive as the Save Path,
the “Enter a blank DVD” message appears. Insert a
blank DVD and click the OK button.
Samsung Recovery Solution supports DVD+R, DVD-R,
DVD+RW, and DVD-RW, but does not support CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-DL (Dual Layer), HD-DVD,
and Blu-Ray.
6
7
The Complete Backup begins. If multiple DVDs are
required, the expected number of DVDs is displayed
in the progress screen. Whenever burning a DVD
is completed, the “Insert the next DVD” message
will appear. Continue the backup according to the
instructions.
– When backing up onto DVD
Turn the computer on and insert the backup DVD
into the DVD drive.
If there are multiple backup DVDs, insert the first
DVD.
– When backing up to another drive
Proceed to Step 2.
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung >
Samsung Recovery Solution > Samsung
Recovery Solution.
When you cannot start Windows, turn the computer
on and press the F4 key in the boot screen to enter
restoration mode.
3
When the initial menu screen appears, click Restore
and then click Complete Restore.
4
Select a Complete Backup restoration point in the
restoration point selection screen and click the Next
button. The system is restarted.
5
The restoration progress message appears after the
computer boots up in restoration mode. If you click
OK, the restoration begins.
If multiple DVDs have been used for a Complete
Backup, whenever burning a DVD is completed, the
“Insert the next DVD” message will appear.
When the ‘Restart the System’ message appears after
the backup is complete, click OK to restart the system.
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When the ‘Restart the System’ message appears
after the restoration is complete, click OK to restart
the system. The Complete Restore has been
completed.
User Data Backup/Restore
Data Backup enables you to save specific files or folders
onto another drive or DVD. Data Restore enables you to
restore data using the data saved by a Data Backup when
data is lost. This guide describes the Backup and Restore
procedures on the basis of backing up and restoring by
using DVD.
5
If you click the Next button, the Data Backup begins.
If you have selected the DVD drive as the Save Path,
the “Enter a blank DVD” message appears. Insert a
blank DVD and click the OK button.
6
The “Backup is completed” message appears.
 Data Restore
 Data Backup
1
1
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung >
Samsung Recovery Solution > Samsung
Recovery Solution.
When you cannot start Windows, turn the computer
on and press the F4 key in the boot screen to enter
restoration mode.
2
When the initial menu screen appears, click Backup
and then click Data Backup.
3
In the data selection screen, select either Basic
Selection or Select from all, select a folder or file
to be backed up, and then click the Next button.
4
2
– When backing up onto DVD
Turn the computer on and insert the backup DVD
into the DVD drive.
– When backing up to another drive
Proceed to Step 2.
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung >
Samsung Recovery Solution > Samsung
Recovery Solution.
When you cannot start Windows, turn the computer
on and press the F4 key in the boot screen to enter
restoration mode.
Enter a description for the backup in the Description
field so that you can easily recognize it later and
specify the Save Path. If your computer has a DVDWriter, you can specify the DVD drive as the Save
Path.
If you have specified a hard disk drive or a removable
disk as the Save Path, the SamsungRecovery\
SamsungData folder is created on the corresponding
drive (e.g. D:\) and the data is saved to the folder. Take
care to not delete the folder by mistake or on purpose.
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3
When the initial menu screen appears, click Restore
and then click Data Restore.
4
Select a backup item to be restored in the backup list
and click the Next button.
5
Select a folder for the restoration and click the Next
button. Data Restore begins.
6
When Data Restore is completed, check if the data
has been restored to the specified folder.
Q&A
This section provides information on possible problems, solutions and other references for using the system.
Display Related
Q
Q
The LCD screen is too dark or too bright.
When I connect a projector, and change the
settings to display the screen image on both the
LCD and the projector by pressing the Fn+
,
the screen is not displayed properly.
A Turn the LCD backlight on or adjust the LCD
brightness.
Press Fn +
press Fn +
brightness.
A Press the Fn +
to turn the LCD backlight on or
or Fn +
to adjust the LCD
Q
The screensaver is activated while Media Player
is playing a movie or video clip.
keys again.
If the problem continues even after pressing the key
combination, this is because the current resolution is
too high and is not supported by the projector. In this
case, change the resolution to 1024x768 pixels.
Q
When I connect a projector, the taskbar at the
bottom of the screen is not displayed on the
projector.
A Unselect Library > More Options > Player > Allow
screen saver during playback in the Media Player.
A This occurs because a WXGA LCD supports a
resolution of 1280×800 pixels but the resolution is
not supported by the projector. In this case, change
the resolution to 1024x768 pixels (recommended).
Q
In the following cases, the screen blinks or there
is noise for a short time.
 Click the Graphics Related tab, Change
Resolution, Change Display Device, Remove the
AC Adapter, Restart the System, Change Power
Scheme.
Q
The shortcut icons are not displayed on the
screen even if I press the shortcut key.
A This may happen while the video driver is examining
the connected device. While the detection process
is busy, any connected display devices may blink or
some noise may occur.
A The shortcut icons only appear when the Easy
Display Manager program is installed.
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Q
I have connected a monitor (or projector) to the
computer, but the colors on the monitor are
abnormally displayed.
A Check if the monitor and computer are properly
connected with the signal cable and reconnect the
cable if necessary.
Q
I am trying to view the screen through a TV by
connecting it through the HDMI port, but the
edge of the screen is not displayed.
A It is recommended using a notebook computer
screen or monitor for documents and Internet pages.
Although connecting via the HDMI port is
recommended when watching video, it may be
inappropriate for displaying documents and Internet
pages because most TVs that support HDMI fail to
display the edge of the screen or the characters on
the screen properly.
Q
I cannot configure the Image Sharpness in the
NVIDIA Control Panel of [NVIDIA Graphics].
A The NVIDIA Control Panel >Adjust desktop Color
Settings > Image Sharpening item is set to None
and will not be configurable. This is normal.
This function is only available for old graphic
chipsets.
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Modem Related
Q
Q
I cannot hear the modem
When you are unable to make a call when using
a switchboard
A1 Check if the phone line is properly connected to the
modem.
A In general, the dial tone of a switchboard or a digital
phone switching system is not continuous unlike that
of a PSTN line. Therefore, the modem may not make
a phone call as it misreads the dial tone as a busy
tone. In this case, perform the following.
A2 Check if the modem driver is properly installed.
z Click Start > Control Panel > System and
Maintenance > Device Manager > Modem and
then check if the model is not marked with a yellow
exclamation mark. If it is marked with an exclamation
mark, it means that the modem driver is not properly
installed. In this case, remove the installed driver
and install the driver again.
 Use the AT Command
x If the modem is not marked with a yellow
Add the ATX3 command for initialization.
Alternatively, enter the ATX3 command first before
make a phone call.
The modem will not check the dial tone before
making a phone call.
exclamation mark, double-click the installed modem
and select Diagnosis tab > Query modem to
diagnose the modem. If there is no reaction to the
command, it means the modem is out or order.
 Configuring the Model in the Control Panel
In this case, restart the system or reinstall the
modem driver and then diagnose the modem again.
x Click on Phone and Modem Options.
(Close all applications using the modem before
diagnosing the modem.)
c In the Modem tab, select an installed modem and
z Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and
Sound.
click Properties.
v In the Modem tab of the Modem Properties
window, unselect the Make a phone call after
waiting for a dial tone option.
b When the settings are complete, click the OK
button.
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If you cannot make a phone call starting with
a 0, such as 01432, 01421, 01433, etc., this is
because the private switching system is set to block
long distance calls. Ask your switching system
administrator.
Q
Q
When using the modem overseas
How can I receive a FAX in Sleep mode (Standby
Mode)?
A1 Check if the country setting of the modem is set to
the current country.
A To receive a FAX when the computer is in Sleep
Mode (Standby Mode), the computer must be
configured as follows.
Since each country has slightly different
telecommunication values, if the location is not set
to the corresponding country, the modem may fail to
make a phone call.
The FAX program must be configured so that it
receives FAXES automatically referring to the FAX
program manual.
z Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and
z Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and
x Click on Phone and Modem Options.
x Click on Phone and Modem Options.
c In the Dialing Rules tab, click Edit.
c In the Modem tab, select an installed modem and
Sound.
Sound.
click Properties.
v In the General tab of the Edit Location window, set
the Country/Region to your current country, enter the
region code and then click the OK button.
A2 Since the shape of the phone line connector may
differ depending on the country you are in, you may
have to buy a phone line connector to make a phone
call from that country.
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v In the Power Management tab of the Modem
Properties window, select the Wake up the
computer with this device option and click the OK
button.
(If the Power Management tab does not appear,
select Change Settings in the General tab.)
When the modem is configured as above, and a FAX
arrives, the computer wakes up from Sleep Mode
and receives the FAX.
Wired Network (LAN) Related
Q
Q
The <Wake On LAN> function
When I am connected to a 100Mbps/1Gbps wired
LAN and the computer exits Sleep/hibernation
mode, a message appears informing you of a
connection to a 10Mbps/100Mbps wired LAN.
A1 <Wake On LAN> is a function that activates the
system from Sleep mode when a signal (such as
a ping or magic packet command) arrives over the
network (wired LAN).
A When the computer exits standby/hibernate mode,
restoring the network takes about 3 seconds.
 Using the <Wake On LAN> Function
z Click Start > Control Panel > Network and
Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage
Network Connections.
x Right-click on the Local Area Connection and select
Properties.
c Click Configure > Power Management tab. Select
Allow this device to bring the computer out of
standby, then click OK. Restart the system.
If the system wake up from Sleep mode even though
there is no received signal, use the system after
disabling the <Wake On LAN> function.
—
The LAN LED may not be turned off if System is
shutdown without disabling the WOL (Wake on LAN)
option.
—
Connecting a wired LAN while using a wireless LAN
may not activate the <Wake On LAN> function. Set
the Wireless LAN to Disable to use the <Wake On
LAN> function.
—
z Click Start > Control Panel > Network and
Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage
Network Connections.
x Right-click on the Wireless Network Connections
and select Disable.
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When the network is restored, it operates at
100Mbps/1Gbps.
Wireless Network (WLAN) Related
Q
Q
I cannot find an AP.
The signal strength is excellent, but I cannot
connect to the network.
Even if the signal strength is excellent, the
network connection may not operate properly
if the TCP/IP properties are not properly
configured, or the network key (encryption key)
is incorrect.
A Verify whether the Wireless LAN LED is on.
If it is turned off, turn it on by pressing the Wireless
LAN On/Off button (Fn +
).
Q
The Wireless LAN device is operating properly,
but I cannot connect to the Internet or to another
computer.
This is due to an incorrect configuration, or a
configuration error. Check the following:
A1 When connecting to a wireless Ad-Hoc network,
check if the network name (SSID) is the same.
A Check that the TCP/IP properties are configured
properly. When connecting to an AP, right-click the
Network Connections
icon on the taskbar and
select Network and Sharing Center. If you click the
View Status next to a connected wireless network
device and then click the Detail button, you can view
the IP information. If the IP is not allocated properly,
the IP address will be displayed as follows (e.g.
169.254.xxx.xxx).
A2 If a network key (encryption key) is used, the AP
(Access Point) and wireless Ad-Hoc network keys
must be the same.
If the network does not provide DHCP, you have
to specify the correct IP address by asking your
network administrator.
Even if the network provides DHCP, the server may
not allocate an IP address to the client properly, and
the client station cannot connect to the network.
The AP network key can be configured using
an AP management program. For more detailed
information, ask your network administrator or
product provider.
A3 Check that the device driver is installed properly.
If the driver is not properly installed, you will find
a yellow exclamation mark on the network icon
by clicking Start > Control Panel > System and
Maintenance > Device Manager > Network
Adapter.
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Q
I cannot connect to the AP.
 Check the AP Settings
 Check the Computer Settings
For the AP settings, refer to the User Guide provided
by the AP manufacturer.
A3 Verify whether the environment is suitable for using
a wireless LAN. The use of a wireless LAN may
be restricted according to the environment and
distance. Obstacles such as walls or doors affect the
use of a wireless LAN. Install the AP in a high and
open space, 50cm from the wall and far removed
from any other radio signal sources.
A1Select Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Windows Mobile Center and check the wireless
device status.
When it is represented as Disconnected
This means the computer is not connected to the
AP. Check the status of the AP, referring to the
descriptions of the Checking the SP Settings
section below. Check the encryption key configured
in the AP and retry to the connection.
A4 Verify whether the AP is operating properly.
When it is represented as Connected, but you
cannot connect to the Internet
This means the computer is connected to the AP, but
the AP or external network connected with the AP
may have a problem.
When the ‘There is no wireless LAN adapter’
message appears or there is no wireless LAN
icon
This means the wireless LAN device is set to Do Not
Use or the device is not recognized.
Check if the wireless device is properly recognized
in the Device Manager window. If the device is set
to Do Not Use, right-click and select Use from the
pop-up menu.
A2 Verify whether the same network key (encryption
key) has been entered for both the AP and the
computer. The network key is an encryption key for
encrypting the data transmitted between the AP and
the computer. It is recommended setting the network
key manually.
When the AP is not operating normally, turn off the
AP, wait a short while, and turn it on again.
Verify whether the AP’s firmware is the most recent
version. (Contact the AP manufacturer or the place
where you purchased the AP for details of the AP
firmware.)
A5 Verify whether the AP has been properly connected
to the network. Verify whether the network is
operating normally by connecting the wired network
cable, which has been connected to the AP, to your
computer.
A6 Check the network key settings (encryption
key) again. When automatic code conversion (a
passphrase function) has been selected and data
communication is not functioning even with a normal
wireless connection, it is recommended entering the
network key (encryption key) manually.
A7 Check the AP settings as follows. (The following is
recommended for a standard environment and thus
may differ according to the specific wireless network
environment.)
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Q
I cannot connect to a computer connected to the
Ad-Hoc network.
When several APs are present simultaneously,
check the channel settings for each AP. When
different APs are using nearby channels,
interference may occur between the electronic
waves. Set the AP channels further apart from each
other. (Ex: Ch1, Ch5, Ch9, Ch13)
A1 Check the security settings and network name of the
wireless Ad-Hoc network.
A2 Check the TCP/IP settings of the computers
connected to the wireless Ad-Hoc network. The IP
addresses of the computers to be connected to a
wireless Ad-Hoc network must be set to the same
sub-network address.
When an AP’s SSID (Service Set ID) option is set
to “Hide”, you cannot search for that AP on the
computer. We recommend unselecting the “Hide”
option for the AP. The SSID is a name used for
distinguishing one wireless LAN from another
wireless LAN.
For example, if the TCP/IP setting is configured to a
fixed IP address, select Use the following IP address
in the TCP/IP Properties of the wireless adapter,
configure the items as follows and try again.
It is recommended using Long Preamble. Preamble
is a signal for data transmission synchronization.
Short Preamble may be supported by some types of
APs but may cause compatibility problems.
IP: 10.0.0.1~10.0.0.254, Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0.
It is recommended using a static IP.
It is recommended using a fixed IP address for
wireless Ad-Hoc network connections.
Since static channel selection is more reliable than
auto channel selection, it is recommended using a
static channel.
A3 You have to register the IP address allocated for
the wireless adapter as a ‘Trusted IP’ in McAfee
SecurityCenter.
Click McAfee SecurityCenter > Advanced menu
> Configure > Internet and Network > Advanced
> Trusted and Banned IPs, and register the
IP address or IP address range as a Trusted IP
address.
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Q
During the wireless Ad-Hoc network operation,
the AP (Access Point) is intermittently not
found.
Q
The wireless LAN does not work properly when
there is a device operating on an adjacent
frequency in the vicinity of the product.
A This problem occurs intermittently during the
wireless Ad-Hoc network operation. Even if this
problem occurs, the wireless Ad-Hoc network
operation is working properly and is not affected.
Click Refresh to update the AP list.
A1 Channel interference may occur when a wireless
video transceiver or a microwave oven is being used.
If you experience channel interference from other
equipment, we recommended changing the channel
for connecting to the AP. For more information about
AP settings, refer to the User Manual supplied by the
AP manufacturer.
Q
A2 Since IEEE802.11g equipment operates in hybrid
mode when there is active IEEE802.11b equipment,
the data rate may be degraded.
I have set the same IP address for both the
wireless and wired connections, but they do not
work properly.
A You cannot use wireless and wired connections
using the same IP address. To sequentially use
both the wired and wireless connections with the
same IP address, you need to set the currently not
needed connection to Do Not Use in the Network
Connections of the Control Panel.
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Game and Program Related
Q
The picture on the screen is displayed as a
broken image for some games.
Windows Vista may not provide some functions properly
when performing some applications especially games, or
may cause a problem due to a device driver compatibility
issue. For the latest device drivers and bug fixes, please
refer to the respective company’s website.
A A part of the picture on the screen may be broken
when playing some games that require a highspecification graphics card.
Q
A 3D game does not work, or some functions are
not working.
A Change the graphics settings of the game to ‘2D’ or
‘Software Renderer’, then run the program again.
Q
The game is not displayed smoothly on the
screen.
A For 3D games, the texture data for the 3D screen
display is saved to the system memory.
If there is insufficient system memory, the data is
saved to the hard disk drive and loaded to memory
when required. This operation may temporarily stop
displaying the picture on the screen.
In this case, lower the game resolution or the screen
settings.
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In this case, set the 3D function setting for the game
to a lower value or set the game resolution to a lower
value.
Bluetooth
Q
Q
When no headset is found or cannot be
connected
There is no sound or sound is intermittently
interrupted after connecting a headset
A1 If the headset is already connected to another
device, you will not be able to find the headset and
cannot connect to the headset even if the headset is
found. Disconnect the connection to the other device
and then start the search again.
A1 If your headset is a mono headset, check if a mono
headset connection has been made. In this case, to
resolve the problem, complete the procedures below.
z Double-click over the Bluetooth icon on the Taskbar,
select the Audio tab and check the connection
status of the Bluetooth Hands-Free Audio for
the headset in the connected device list. If it is not
connected, right click over the device and select
Connect from the pop-up menu.
A2 If the headset is connected to a power adapter, you
cannot make a Bluetooth connection.
Disconnect the power adapter and then retry.
A3 In general, a Bluetooth headset has 2 operating
modes, On/Off mode and Pairing mode.
To connect the headset to another Bluetooth device
such as a PC or cell phone, the headset must be in
Pairing mode.
Switch the headset to Pairing mode and then retry
the search operation.
In general, the headset in Pairing mode
automatically returns to On/Off mode after a certain
period of time.
x Right-click over the Speaker icon on the Taskbar,
select Playback Devices, and make sure that the
Bluetooth Hands-free Audio is enabled. If not,
right-click over Bluetooth Hands-free Audio and
select Set as Default Device.
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A2 If your head set is a stereo headset, you have
to check if the headset is connected as a stereo
headset.
To resolve the problem, complete the procedures
below.
z Double-click the Bluetooth icon on the Taskbar,
select the Audio tab and check the connection
status of the Bluetooth Stereo Audio that
corresponds to the corresponding headset in the
connected device list. If it is not connected, rightclick over the device and select Connect from the
pop-up menu.
x Right-click over the Speaker icon on the Taskbar,
select Playback Devices, and make sure that the
Bluetooth Hands-free Audio is enabled. If not,
right-click over Bluetooth Hands-free Audio and
select Set as Default Device.
After changing the Bluetooth or sound settings, you
must exit and re-run the audio/video player program
(such as Windows Media Player) to apply the changed
settings.
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Other
Q
The User Controls window appears when
installing or running a program in Windows
Vista.
A In this case, click Allow (or OK) to install or
run the program. However, if you do not have
an administrator account, you have to enter the
administrator password in the User Controls window
and then click Allow (or OK). If no administrator
password is set you can click Allow (or OK) without
entering a password.
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z Click Start from your Windows Vista operating system desktop.
x Point to All Programs, then point to Microsoft Office and then click on the specific Microsoft Office program you
want to start, for example Microsoft Office Word 2007.
c You will be prompted to activate your trial software. To request your trial key, please visit:
(www.microsoft.com/office/pctrial2007)
Alternatively, you can receive a product authentication key by connecting to the Internet and clicking the Microsoft
Office – 60 Day Trial icon on the Desktop. However, the creation of the authentication key may fail when protected by a
company or school firewall.
Purchasing a Microsoft Office Product License
If you decide to buy a full-product license for one of the Microsoft Office suites listed below, come back to us for a better
price! (www.microsoft.com/office/pctrial2007)
[Microsoft Office Suites]
Microsoft Office
Suites
Word
Excel
Outlook
Microsoft Office
Basic 2007
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Microsoft Office Small
Business 2007
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Microsoft Office
Professional 2007
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Powerpoint
Publisher
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Access
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You won’t have to install the Microsoft Office suite yourself - but only if you buy from us! The full version of the suites is
already preinstalled on your PC. We will sell you a license kit that includes the product key to unlock your full-product
software. It’s so easy!
 Microsoft Office Product Suite Pricing is subject to change. See http://office.microsoft.com.
 For more information on Microsoft Office, contact Microsoft Corp. (www.microsoft.com/office/pctrial2007).
 A free 60-day Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Trial Demo is preinstalled on PC’s sold during the event period only.
Note that you can use the Trial Demo only for 60 days after activation.
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Product Specifications
The system specifications may differ depending on the derived models. For detailed system specifications, refer to
the product catalogue.
CPU (Optional)
Intel Core2 DUO Processor
Main Memory (Optional)
Memory type: DDR3 SODIMM
Main Chipset (Optional)
Intel GM45/PM45 + ICH9M
Hard Disk Drive (Optional)
9.5mmH SATA HDD
Graphics (Optional)
Intel GMAX4500 (Internal)
Nvida Geforce 9200M GS (External)
Operating Environment
Temperature : -5~40°C for storage, 10~35°C when operating
Humidity : 5~90% for storage, 20~80% when operating
Operating Voltage
100 - 240VAC
Frequency
50/60Hz
Output Power (Optional)
60W or 90W
Output Voltage
19VDC
 The weight and dimension listed are approximate values and may vary a bit from the actual product.
 Optional components may not be provided or different components may be provided depending on the computer model.
 The system specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Wireless LAN Specifications (802.11a/b/g, 802.11n Card)
Intel 802.11ABG WLAN
 The Name of the Registered Equipment : Special Low Power Wireless Device for Wireless Data Communication
Systems.
Item
Physical
Specifications
Power
Specifications
Network
Specifications
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
30.0 × 50.95mm (Width X Height)
Operating
Temperature And
Humidity
Same as System Operations
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
Media Access
Protocol (MAC)
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with Acknowledgement (ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit/128bit WPA*
Temperature: Bet. 0°C and 70°C, Humidity: Less than 85%
* This device supports the Wireless LAN Security Specifications WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) for Wi-Fi.
To connect to a WPA wireless network, you have to configure the settings according to the network connection
environment. For detailed setting information, ask your network administrator.
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 Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz, 5GHz
Supported Channels
Channels allowed per country.
Device
Transceiver
Standard Output Power
MAX 10mW
11a mode : OFDM
Modulation Scheme
11b mode : DSSS
11g mode : OFDM
11a mode** : MAX 54Mbps
Data Rate (Mbps)*
11b mode : MAX 11Mbps
11g mode*** : MAX 54Mbps
Antenna Type
Built-in Antenna
* The data rate may differ from the real data transmission rate.
** 11a mode is only supported when the device is connected to an IEEE 802.11a device. (e.g. Access Point supporting
IEEE 802.11a)
***11g mode is only supported when the device is connected to an IEEE 802.11g device. (e.g. Access Point supporting
IEEE 802.11g)
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Intel 802.11AGN WLAN
 The Name of the Registered Equipment : Special Low Power Wireless Device for Wireless Data Communication
Systems.
Item
Physical
Specifications
Power
Specifications
Network
Specifications
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
30.0 × 50.95mm (Width X Height)
Operating
Temperature And
Humidity
Temperature: Between 0°C and 70°C, Maximum Humidity: 85%
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
Media Access
Protocol (MAC)
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with Acknowledgement (ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit/128bit WPA*
*This device supports the Wireless LAN Security Specifications WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) for Wi-Fi.
To connect to a WPA wireless network, you have to configure the settings according to the network connection
environment. For detailed setting information, ask your network administrator.
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 Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz, 5GHz
Supported Channels
Channels allowed per country.
Device
Transceiver
Standard Output Power
MAX 10mW
11a mode : OFDM
Modulation Scheme
11b mode : DSSS
11g mode : OFDM
11n mode : MIMO
Data Rate (Mbps)*
11a mode**
: MAX 54Mbps
11b mode
: MAX 11Mbps
11g mode*** : MAX 54Mbps
11n mode**** : MAX 450Mbps, MAX 300Mbps
Antenna Type
Built-in Antenna
* The data rate may differ from the real data transmission rate.
** 11a mode is only supported when it is connected to an IEEE802.11a device (e.g. Access Point supporting
IEEE802.11a).
***11g mode is supported only when you are connected to an IEEE 802.11g device (e.g. An Access Point supporting
IEEE 802.11g).
****11n mode is only supported when it is connected to an IEEE802.11n device (e.g. Access Point supporting
IEEE802.11n). The data rate in 11n mode is determined by the number of antenna and Access Point type.
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Wireless LAN Specifications (802.11BG Card)
Intel 802.11BG WLAN
 The Name of the Registered Equipment : Special Low Power Wireless Device for Wireless Data Communication
Systems.
Item
Physical
Specifications
Power
Specifications
Network
Specifications
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
30.0 × 50.95mm (Width X Height)
Operating
Temperature And
Humidity
Same as System Operations
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
Media Access
Protocol (MAC)
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with Acknowledgement (ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit/128bit WPA*
Temperature: Bet. 0°C and 70°C, Humidity: Less than 85%
*This device supports the Wireless LAN Security Specifications WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) for Wi-Fi.
To connect to a WPA wireless network, you have to configure the settings according to the network connection
environment. For detailed setting information, ask your network administrator.
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 Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz
Supported Channels
Channels allowed per country.
Device
Transceiver
Standard Output Power
MAX 10mW
Modulation Scheme
Data Rate (Mbps)*
Antenna Type
11b mode : DSSS
11g mode : OFDM
11b mode : MAX 11Mbps
11g mode** : MAX 54Mbps
Built-in Antenna
* The data rate may differ from the real data transmission rate.
** 11g mode is only supported when the device is connected to an IEEE 802.11g device. (e.g. Access Point supporting
IEEE 802.11g)
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Atheros 802.11BG WLAN
 The Name of the Registered Equipment : Special Low Power Wireless Device for Wireless Data Communication
Systems.
Item
Physical
Specifications
Power
Specifications
Network
Specifications
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
30.0 × 50.95mm (Width X Height)
Operating
Temperature And
Humidity
Temperature: Between 0°C and 70°C, Maximum Humidity: 85%
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
Media Access
Protocol (MAC)
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with Acknowledgement (ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit/128bit WPA*
*This device supports the Wireless LAN Security Specifications WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) for Wi-Fi.
To connect to a WPA wireless network, you have to configure the settings according to the network connection
environment. For detailed setting information, ask your network administrator.
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 Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz
Supported Channels
Channels allowed per country.
Device
Transceiver
Standard Output Power
MAX 10mW
Modulation Scheme
Data Rate (Mbps)*
Antenna Type
11b mode : DSSS
11g mode : OFDM
11b mode : MAX 11Mbps
11g mode** : MAX 54Mbps
Built-in Antenna
* The data rate may differ from the real data transmission rate.
** 11g mode is supported only when you are connected to an IEEE 802.11g device (e.g. An Access Point supporting
IEEE 802.11g).
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Registered Trademarks
ENERGY STAR® Partner
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, SAMSUNG
has determined that this product meets the
ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Co., Ltd.
SENS is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd.
Intel, Pentium/Celeron are registered trademarks of the
Intel Corporation.
Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are registered
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
“Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of the Sony
Corporation.
All other product or company names mentioned herein
are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Glossary
The Glossary lists the terminologies used in this User Guide.
For terminologies other than these, look in Windows Help.
Direct X
An application interface developed to enable Windows
application programs to access hardware devices
at a very high speed. Since the operating speed of
graphics, memory and sound cards must be very fast
to provide high quality video and sound for games,
Direct X enables faster control and interaction between
applications and hardware devices. By using Direct
X, the multimedia performance of Windows has been
hugely improved.
Backup
A way to save the current data to restore it later if
necessary. A backup is a way to restore computer data
when the data or computer is damaged.
Client
This refers to a computer that uses a shared network
resource provided by a server.
DDR SDRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous
Dynamic Random Access Memory)
DRAM is a memory type whose cells consist of a
capacitor and transistor manufactured at a low price.
SDRAM is a memory type whose performance has
been improved by synchronizing the clock with the
external CPU clock. DDR SDRAM is a memory type
whose performance has been improved by doubling
the operating speed of the SDRAM and is widely used
nowadays. This computer uses DDR SDRAM.
Driver
Software that interacts between the hardware and
the operating system. An operating system knows the
hardware information and controls the hardware. In
general, a driver is supplied with the corresponding
hardware device.
DVD (Digital Versatile Disk)
DVD was developed to replace CD (compact disk).
Although the shape and size of the disc are the same
as that of a CD, the capacity of a DVD is at least 4.7GB
while the capacity of a CD is 600MB. DVD video is
digital unlike VHS (analog) video and supports MPEG2
compression and digital audio. To play a DVD, a DVD
drive is required.
Device Manager
An administrative tool used to manage computer
devices. You can add or remove hardware or update a
device driver using the Device Manager.
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LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
There are Passive Matrix and Active Matrix LCD types.
This computer uses the Active Matrix type LCD called a
TFT LCD. Since an LCD is implemented by transistors
instead of a cathode-ray tube unlike a CRT, its size can
be slim. And because it does not blink, it reduces eye
strain.
Firewall
A security system used to protect an internal network or
intranet from external networks
through an authentication procedure.
Hibernation Mode
A power mode that saves all data in memory to the
hard disk and turns the CPU and hard disk off. When
canceling Hibernation Mode, all application programs
that were running are restored to their last state.
Network
A group of computers and devices, such as printers
and scanners, connected by a communications link.
A network can be either small or large and can be
connected permanently through cables or temporarily
through telephone lines or wireless links. The biggest
network is the Internet, a worldwide network.
Icon
This refers to a small image that represents a file that
users can use.
LAN (Local Area Network)
A communications network connecting computers,
printers and other devices within a local area such as
within a building. A LAN enables all connected devices
to interact with other devices on the network. The
current LAN uses the Ethernet media access control
method developed in the early 1980s. To connect to an
Ethernet, a network card called a LAN card, Ethernet
card or network interface card is required. To exchange
data between computers, a protocol is required besides
the hardware equipment. Windows Vista uses TCP/IP
as the default protocol.
Notification Area
This refers to the right area of the Taskbar including
program icons such as the volume control, the power
options and the time.
Power Schemes
This refers to a pre-determined power management
option group. For example, you can set the time the
computer waits before entering Standby Mode, or
before the monitor or hard drive turns off. The settings
are saved as a power scheme.
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Sleep Mode
A power mode that enables computers to save power
consumption when they are not being used. When a
computer is in Sleep Mode, the data on the computer
memory is not saved to the hard disk. If the power is
tuned off, the data in memory will be lost.
Quick Launch
This refers to a toolbar that can be configured so that
you can launch a program such as Internet Explorer or
display the Windows Desktop with one click. You can
add any icon to the quick launch area of the Taskbar
and launch frequently used program by clicking that
icon.
System File
System Files refer to files that are read and used by
the Windows operating system. In general, system files
must not be deleted or moved.
Server
In general, a server refers to a computer that provides
shared resources for network users.
Share
This refers to setting a resource of a computer such as
a folder or printer so that other users can also use it.
Shared Folder
A folder that can be used by other users on the network.
Network Administrator
A user who plans, configures and manages network
operations. Sometimes, a network administrator is
called a system administrator.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
This refers to a serial interface standard developed
to replace the conventional interface standards such
as Serial and PS/2. While USB 1.1 supports 12Mbps
(12 million bits per second), USB 2.0 supports a data
rate that is 40 times (480Mpbs) faster than that of USB
1.1. The data rate of USB 2.0 is equivalent to that of
IEEE1394. Therefore USB 2.0 is used for A/V devices
supported by IEEE 1394 and a 2nd HDD and CDRW
that require a high data rate.
Windows Media Player
A multimedia program included with Windows. Using
this program, you can play a media file, create an audio
CD, listen to a radio broadcast, search and manage
media files, and copy files to a portable device, etc.
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Index
B
Battery
Battery Calibration
BIOS Setup
Bluetooth
Booting Priority
H
182
187
173
115
179
Help
81
L
LCD Brightness
172
M
C
CD Drive / Recording
Charge
Click
Connect / Output Monitor
Connecting AP / AP
Control Panel
CyberLink DVD Suite
S
59
183
55
66
108
92
124
Memory
Modem Connection
Multi Card Slot
Multimedia
180
114
62
122
Safety Precautions
Samsung Update Plus
Security Lock Port
Shortcut Keys
Status Indicators
8
141
188
51
43
T
Touchpad
54
U
User Accounts / Switch User
N
Network
Network Status Diagnosis
110
113
94
V
Volume Control
74
D
Desktop / Change
Dual View
82
72
E
Easy Battery Manager
Easy Network Manager
ExpressCard Slot
185
110
65
W
P
Password
Product Name
Product Specifications
Program
177
42
233
121
Windows Vista
Wired Network
Wireless Network
80
105
108
R
Recorder
Remaining Battery Charge
Resolution / Color
246
74
184
96
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