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V30 1.0
Notices
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contained in herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the
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Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.
Product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only, and may be
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Macrovision Statement
If your computer has a DVD drive and an analog TV Out port, the following
paragraph applies:
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method
claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home
and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Copyright 2003 All rights are reserved
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Important Safety Information
Safety Instructions
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.
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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.
• 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 ampere
rating on the products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating.
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Care During Use
• 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
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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 manufacturer’s 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.
– The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are
followed.
– The system was dropped or the casing is damaged.
– The system performance changes.
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.
Written by: Daryl L. Osden
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
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.
Important Safety Information iii
Laser Safety
All systems equipped with CD or DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety
standards, including IEC 825. 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.
Laser Safety Note:
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.
Power Cord Requirements
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.
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 2.4 GHz 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 power output of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in your
notebook is well below the 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.
Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices. Examples of common
restrictions are listed below:
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. 802.11B (also known as wireless
Ethernet or Wifi) and Bluetooth communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication.
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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
Unintentional Emitter per FCC Part 15
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.
Written by: Daryl L. Osden
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
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to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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.
Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication
devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.”
FCC Part 68
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.
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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.
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.
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Canada
Unintentional Emitter per ICES-003
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 2.4 GHz 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.
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 transmitter must not be collocated or operate in conjunction with any other
antenna or 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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European Union
The following information is only applicable to systems labeled with the CE mark
.
European Directives
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
following European directives:
• 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 199/5/EC as per
– CTR21 (if fitted with a modem device)
– ETS 300 328 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band embedded wireless device)
– ETS 301 489-1 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band embedded wireless device)
– ETS 301 489-17 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band embedded wireless device)
European Radio Approval Information
(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 2.4 GHz 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.
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European States qualified under wireless approvals:
EU
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France (with frequency
restrictions), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The
Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Accept EU
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
European States with restrictions on use:
EU
In France, the frequency range is restricted to 2446.5-2483.5 MHz for
devices above 10 mW transmitting power such as wireless LAN.
Accept EU
No limitations at this time.
European Telecommunication Information
(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 Multi-Frequency (DTMF) signaling.
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.
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).
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.
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Using Your Documentation
Congratulations on your purchase of a notebook computer with the Windows® XP
operating system. Whether you are new to using a portable computer or are an
experienced user, this user’s manual can help you get the most from your computer.
Manual Documentation Conventions
Information Icons
Four icons and their associated messages appear in this manual. The information icons
are placed before the step/information they apply to:
Warning:
Indicates the possibility of personal injury.
Caution:
Warns you of possible damage to equipment or data.
Note:
Informs you of special circumstances.
Technical Information:
Informs you of special requirements or limitations for use of item(s).
Keyboard Conventions
Keys that you need to press to perform certain functions are displayed in the manual in
brackets. For example:
<Ctrl> indicates the control key (Ctrl on the keyboard).
If you need to press two keys at the same time, the key names are shown joined by a
plus sign. For example:
<Fn+F8> means that you should press the Fn key and hold it and then press the F8
key.
Using Your Documentation 1
CD-ROM Device Naming Convention
In many installation programs you will have to get a program from the CD-ROM
device. The program installation sequence assumes that the CD is drive d:\, however
this is not always the case. The name of the CD-ROM drive is the letter following the
letter assigned to your last HDD. For instance, if you have one HDD with two
partitions, the HDD is drives C: and D: and the CD-ROM drive is then drive E.
Touchpad Conventions
You may be asked to click or double-click on items on the display screen. As a general
note the touchpad actions act much in the same way as a wheel mouse, any differences
are explained fully.
The object that needs to be clicked upon will be displayed in Bold text or shown in a
small figure such as the “Start Button” shown on the right =>.
Table 1. Touchpad Click Conventions
Action
Process
Click
Depress the touchpad left button and release
Double-click
Quickly click the left touchpad button two times
Windows Conventions:
Almost all “Windows” programs will display the name/function of a button or
icon if you place the touchpad pointer on the item you want information about.
Software User Documentation
Your computer is shipped from the factory with several software programs installed.
The software may include its own online or printed documentation. Refer to the
documentation or the Help options in the software for more information.
The figures and illustrations in this manual may not be identical to those on
your system.
General Icon Note:
Some of the Icons used in Windows XP may be placed on the taskbar by
selecting (ex: Place the volume icon in the taskbar) in the properties dialog
box.
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Getting Started
Introducing Your Computer
Front View
LCD Latch
LCD Panel
Status Indicators
(LED) (p17)
Hot Keys (p15)
Power Button
Keyboard (p8)
Status Indicators
(LED) (p17)
Touchpad Button
Speaker
Speaker
Scroll Wheel
Touchpad (p12)
Getting Started 3
Right View
PCMCIA Card
Slot (p32)
Hard Disk Compartment
CD Drive (Optional, p24 )
Left View
Security Lock Port
Serial Port
TV-Out Port
(S-VHS)
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Microphone Jack
Headphone /
S/PDIF Jack
Battery Compartment
Back View
Modem
Port (p33)
1394 Port
(4 Pin)
Monitor Port
PS/2 Port
LAN Port USB Ports Parallel Port
(p34)
(2.0)
DC-In Port
Fan Vent
When you use a USB device, keep the USB connector side with USB mark
(
) downwards.
Bottom View
Fan Vent
Battery Cover
Latch
Hard Disk Screw
Getting Started 5
Turning the Computer On and Off
To turn on the computer
1. Insert the battery and connect the AC adapter according to the Installation Guide.
2. Slide the LCD latch to the right and open the LCD panel.
3. Press the power button.
To turn off the computer
1. Click the start button (
2. Click Turn Off Computer.
3. Click Turn Off.
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) on the taskbar.
If the computer is not turned off properly due to a system error, press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete>. When [Windows Task Manager] dialog box appears,
click Shut Down > Turn Off to turn off the computer. Your unsaved work may
be lost/damaged.
If <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> keys do not operate either, press the power button
for more than 4 seconds to turn off the computer. Your unsaved work may be
lost/damaged. When you turn on the computer next time, it will perform a disk
checking process.
Getting Started 7
Using the Keyboard
Your computer has an 89-key keyboard. By pressing designated key combinations, you
can have access to all the key functions of a full-sized keyboard.
Function & Special Purpose Keys
Function
Key
Embedded Numeric Keypad
Windows
Key
Cursor/Screen
Control Keys
Although the layout of the keys on your computer’s keyboard is different from
that on a desktop computer’s keyboard, the keyboard feels like a full-sized
keyboard when you use it.
The keys on the keyboard can be grouped into the following categories:
• Full-sized Alphanumeric typewriter keys are arranged like a standard
typewriter keyboard and are used for text entry. The Windows keys on either
side of the spacebar open Windows menus and perform other special functions.
• Function keys, when pressed together with the <Fn> key, enable special
functions.
• Cursor and Screen control keys move the cursor. They may perform other
functions, depending on your software.
To clean the computer keyboard, use slightly damp cotton swabs. Scrub the keys and
the surface around the keys.
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Do not allow liquid to drip into the keyboard or you may damage the keyboard.
Using the Numeric Keypad
Your keyboard includes a numeric keypad, which is a group of keys that you can set to
type numbers and mathematical symbols, such as the plus sign. A number or symbol
on the corner of each keypad key shows its numeric function.
Num Lock LED
Press <Fn+Num Lock> to turn on the embedded numeric keypad. The numeric
functions of the keypad are enabled and the Num Lock LED turns on. (See ”Reading
the Status Indicators” on page 17 for the location of the Num Lock LED.)
While the numeric functions are enabled, you can temporarily return a key to its normal
function by pressing the key and the <Fn> key. For example to type the letter m, press
<Fn+M>, this operation displays the letter m.
To turn the numeric keypad off, press <Fn+Num Lock> again. The Num Lock LED
turns off.
Getting Started 9
Using Special Function Keys
The function key activates special functions when it is pressed in combination with
another keys.
<Fn> Key
Combinations
Key Name
Key Function
<Esc/
Rest
Puts the computer into suspended mode. (p62)
Gauge
You can check the power supply, the battery, the wireless LAN, and
the sound status.
<F2/
>
>
Power Supply Status
When operating on
AC power
When operating
on battery power
Battery Status
Remaining battery
charge
Using adapter
without battery
Wireless LAN Status
Wireless LAN
Enabled
Sound Status
Analog Output
Wireless LAN
Disabled
Digital Output
<F4/
>
LCD/CRT
Switches the display between the LCD and external display device
when an external display device is connected. (p59)
<F6/
>
Mute
Turns the audio output on and off.
<F7/ S/PDIF>
S/PDIF
Enables or disables the digital sound (5.1 channel speakers).
<F10/
Low-noise
The system operates in low-noise mode.
>
Note. In low-noise mode, the operational speed of a program will be
slowed down because the CPU operating at minimum speed, and the
system may overheat if used continuously in this mode becasue the
fan is rotating only at low speed.
<F11/Num Lock>
Number Lock
Enables the numeric keypad. (p9)
<F12/Scroll>
Scroll Lock
Scrolls the screen up and down while the cursor position does not
change in some applications.
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<
/
>
Brightness Up
Makes the LCD screen brighter.
<
/
>
Brightness Down
Makes the LCD screen dimmer.
<
/
>
Volume Down
Decreases the audio volume.
<
/
>
Volume Up
Increases the audio volume.
When you press a function key combination, the system sound may be
temporarily muted.
Getting Started 11
Using the Touchpad
In Windows, you always see a small graphical image on the screen that indicates the
location where you can take the next action. This image is called a pointer, and is
usually displayed in arrow shape ( ) or ‘I’ shape ( ).
Touchpad
Touchpad Buttons
Scroll Wheel
The touchpad on your computer allows you to move the pointer on the LCD screen,
just like a mouse that is used with a desktop computer. The touchpad buttons allow you
to take actions with the pointer, such as selecting an item or executing a command. The
scroll wheel between the touchpad buttons moves the displayed area up and down
within a window.
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You can use various actions with your touchpad as described below.
d
Action
Function
Process
Move
Move the pointer
Place your finger on the touchpad
and slide your finger to a
destination.
Click
Select an object, open a menu, or
execute a button
Place the pointer over an object,
then press left touchpad button
once.
Or, place the pointer over an
object, then tap the touchpad once
with your finger.
Double-Click
Launch a program or open a file
Place the pointer over an object,
then quickly press left touchpad
button twice.
Or, place the pointer over an
object, then quickly tap the
touchpad twice with your finger.
Right-Click
Display a short cut menu
Place the pointer over an object,
then press right touchpad button
once.
Drag
Move an object, or select an area
or multiple objects
Place the pointer over an object or
on a starting location.
While pressing the left touchpad
button, press down on the
touchpad and slide your finger to a
destination or ending location.
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Action
Function
Process
Scroll
Display upper/lower/left/right part
of the content within a window
Place your finger on the scroll
wheel, and roll the wheel up or
down.
(Applicable to certain programs
only)
Make sure to use your finger to move the pointer with the touchpad. Do not
use any sharpened tool because it may damage your touchpad.
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Hot Keys
Internet Button
Launches Internet Explorer.
E-Mail Button
Launches Outlook Express.
User 1 Button
You can launch a frequently used program by pressing the button. By default,
Windows Calculator is configured to be launched when you press this button.
User 2 Button
or
WLAN On/Off
Button
By default, Windows Explorer is configured to be launched when you press
User 2 button.
In the models that have wireless LAN installed, the wireless LAN function can
be switched on and off.
Using Wireless LAN Button
Loading or unloading wireless LAN driver takes about 5 seconds. Therefore,
if you turn wireless LAN on/off using the wireless LAN button, the button does
not work for 5 seconds. (For wireless LAN installed models)
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Changing the Hot Key Setting
Following example shows how to change the setting of User 1 button.
1. Double-click the Sens Keyboard icon (
) on the taskbar.
2. Click Browse in the User 1 item.
In the models with wireless LAN installed, you cannot change the configuration
of the User 2 button.
3. Select the desired program in [Open] dialog box, and click Open. (Example: Paint)
4. Click OK on [Key Settings] dialog box to save the changes.
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Reading the Status Indicators
Status indicators show the status of computer functions.
Num Lock
Turns on when the numeric keypad is activated.
Caps Lock
Turns on when all alphabet characters you type will be in upper case.
Scroll Lock
Turns on when it is set to scroll the screen up and down while the cursor
position does not change in some applications.
Hard disk drive
Blinks when the hard disk drive is in operation.
CD
Blinks when the CD drive is in operation.
Wireless LAN
Turns on when the Wireless LAN is turned on.
(This LED does not work for the models without wireless LAN function.)
Battery
Turns green - when the battery is fully charged, or when the battery is not
installed.
Turns amber - when the battery is being charged.
Blinks - when the battery is not properly installed.
Power
Turns green - when the computer is turned on.
Blinks - when the computer is in Standby mode or low-noise mode.
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Adjusting LCD Brightness
There are 8 levels of LCD brightness (1: Dimmest ~ 8: Brightest).
Press <Fn>+< / > or <Fn>+< / > keys from the keyboard to adjust LCD
brightness. When changed, the current LCD brightness is displayed on the top left
corner of the LCD screen for a few seconds.
Whenever you turn the system on or change the power source
The brightness level changes according to the settings.
- when operating on AC power: Brightness Level 6
- when operating on battery power: Brightness Level 4
To save the battery charge
When your computer is operating on battery power, adjusting the LCD
brightness level to dimmer diminishes the battery power consumption.
Bad pixels in the LCD
The limits of the LCD manufacturing technology allow a maximum of 10
abnormal or bad pixels, which do not affect system performance. This system
may have the same level of abnormal or bad pixels as any other company’s
products.
Maintenance Instructions
When cleaning the LCD panel, use only computer specific cleaners on a soft
cloth, and lightly wipe in one direction.
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Adjusting the Volume
To adjust using keyboard
Press <Fn>+<
/
> or <Fn>+<
/
> from the keyboard.
To adjust using volume control program
Click the Volume icon(
level.
) on the taskbar, and move the Volume slider to a desired
For advanced volume control options, double-click the Volume icon(
the volume level in the volume control program.
), and adjust
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Introducing Windows
Understanding the Desktop
The desktop is the working area on the computer. It consists of the large workspace and
a taskbar at the bottom.
Shortcut
Icons
Start Menu
Recycle Bin
Language Bar
Start Button
Taskbar
System Tray with Clock
Start Button
Opens the Start menu.
Taskbar
Displays programs that are currently running. Frequently used
icons can be placed here.
Recycle Bin
Deleted files or folders are sent here.
Language Bar
Switches text input language.
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Understanding the Start Menu
The Start menu includes everything that is required to start Windows. From the Start
menu it is possible to run a program, open a file, assign system users with Control
Panel, receive support by clicking Help and Support, and search desired items from the
computer or Internet by clicking Search.
My Computer
Control Panel
Frequently used programs
Help and Support
All Programs
Start Button
My Computer
Displays the contents of the hard disk, the CD-ROM drive, the network
drive, and floppy disks. It can also be used to search and open files and
folders.
Control Panel
Enables users to configure settings on the computer.
Help and
Support
Provides on-line help, information on Windows and troubleshooting.
Search
Enables users to search for information in files or the Internet.
Run
Run programs or documents.
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Understanding a Window
A window is the basic component in working with the computer. The My Computer
window, which is a window for the computer's hard drive, will be used as an example
here to show the basic composition of a window.
Click Start > My Computer.
Folder Icon
Title Bar
Menu Bar
Close Button
Maximize Button
Minimize Button
Quick Task Window
Folders
Files
Double-click
Shared
Documents or
Local Disk.
You can see files
and folders.
Double-click the hard drive (local disk) to view internal folders and files stored in it. If
the contents do not appear, click Show the contents of this folder.
What is a drive?
A storage device in which files and folders are saved in, and read from.
What is a folder?
A folder is used to group and manage files systematically, and may include
files in sub-folders. It is similar to a bookshelf.
What is a file?
A file is a document or various kinds of material that is generated as a result
of program operation. It is also called data.
To view the entire structure of the drive
Click the Folder icon in the taskbar to view the entire structure. Click again to
return to the Quick Task Window.
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Help and Support Center
Help and Support Center provides references and troubleshooting information
regarding computer use.
Click Start > Help and Support.
Windows XP Tour
You can tour elementary functions provided by Windows XP.
Click Start > Tour Windows XP.
Or click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Tour Windows XP.
Click on the topics to find out about important functions of Windows XP.
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Using the Computer
Using the CD Drive
One of the following CD drives is installed in your computer.
CD-ROM drive
Reads a CD.
CD-RW drive
Reads and writes a CD.
DVD-ROM drive
Reads a CD/DVD.
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive
Reads a CD/DVD and writes a CD.
DVD Multi Drive
Reads CD/DVD, and writes data to CD/DVD. Supports DVD-R,
DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM only for the DVD recording format.
To insert a CD
1. Push the eject button on the CD drive.
2. When the tray slides out, place a CD onto the tray with the label facing up, and
push the CD down until it clicks.
Emergency Eject Hole
CD Access LED
Eject Button
3. Push the tray in gently until it clicks.
To eject a CD
1. Stop any process that accesses the CD drive and ensure the CD access LED is
turned off.
2. Press the eject button on the CD drive.
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3. When the tray slides out, remove the CD from the tray.
4. Push the tray in gently until it clicks.
If you remove the CD when the CD access LED is on, the disk and the data in
it may be damaged.
Emergency Eject Hole
To eject a CD when the CD drive is not working or the computer is turned off,
unfold a paper clip, and insert the unfolded end of the clip into the emergency
eject hole and press until the CD tray opens.
To clean a CD or DVD title
Clean the disc with a soft clean cloth by wiping from the center outwards.
To play a DVD
You have to install the DVD software provided on a separate CD to view a
DVD title.
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To use the Windows Media Player
The Windows Media Player allows you to play audio and video files from the computer
or the Internet.
To launch the Windows Media Player, click Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Entertainment > Windows Media Player.
Playlist
Features
Playback Control Area
To play a video CD
If a video CD does not run automatically, follow these steps.
1. Insert a video CD into the CD drive.
2. When the CD drive window appears, double-click the MPEGAV folder.
3. Double-click the .dat file.
4. When the [Caution] dialog box appears, click Open With.
5. Select “Select the program from a list” and click OK.
6. Select the Windows Media Player, and click OK. The video starts playing.
Above procedure applies only to the video CDs that have a .dat file as the
execution file. Playing procedure may be different according to video CDs.
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To write data on a CD (Option)
If your computer has CD-RW functionality, you can copy data to a blank CD or create
an audio CD.
An additional CD writing program is supplied in an additional CD. For
information about use, refer to the supplied manual.
You cannot write to a CD that already has data in it.
1. Insert a blank CD into the CD drive.
2. On the [CD Drive] dialog box, select Open Writable CD Folder and click OK.
The CD drive window appears.
3. Click Start > My Computer.
4. In My Computer window, select files and folders to copy, then drag and drop them
onto the CD drive window.
My Computer window
CD drive window
4. Drag and drop folders or
files to copy.
5. Click Write these files to CD.
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5. Click Write these files to CD in the CD drive window.
6. When the CD Writing Wizard appears, enter the CD label, and click Next. The
data begins copying.
7. When copying is completed, a ‘completed’ message appears and the CD drive
window opens automatically.
For more information on writing CDs
Click Start > Help and Support. Type “CD copy” in the search field, and click
the Search icon (
).
For more information on creating an audio CD
Run the Windows Media Player program, click the Help > Help Topics. Click
Using Windows Media Player > Using CDs > Creating your own CDs > To
create your own CD.
To write data to a DVD
Use the CD/DVD writer program provided on a separate CD.
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Enjoying Home Theater (S/PDIF Port)
Your computer supports 5.1 channel output, which is a basic function for home theater
systems, and DVD drive (optional). It provides 3D surrounding sound and vivid
screen.
What is a home theater system?
Home theater system usually consists of a TV, DVD, 5.1 channel speaker, and
digital amp and provides a high-resolution screen (MPEG2) and 3D
surrounding sound (Dolby 5.1 or DTS). With a home theater system, you can
enjoy a vivid screen and sound in your home as if you are in a movie theater.
The following devices are required to enjoy a home theater system.
• 5.1 channel speakers including amplifier and connection cables (Purchased
separately)
• DVD drive and program (Optional)
• DVD title that supports 5.1 channel (Purchased separately)
When purchasing a 5.1 channel speaker, make sure it supports S/PDIF
(optical) port.
To use home theater system, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Connect digital amp and speakers to the computer.
• Step 2. Enable S/PDIF port on the computer.
• Step 3. Enable S/PDIF on the DVD program.
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Step 1. Connect digital amp, speakers, and TV to the computer
1. Connect a digital amp to the S/PDIF port of your computer.
2. Connect speakers to the digital amp.
3. To watch through a TV, connect the TV to the TV-out port of the computer and
change the display setting to TV. (Refer to ”Using External Display Devices” (p
59).)
TV
Digital Amplifier
Sub
Woofer
Front Right Speaker
Front Left Speaker
Computer
Center
Speaker
Surround Left Speaker
Surround Right Speaker
Step 2. Enable S/PDIF port on the computer
1. Press <Fn>+<F7 / S/PDIF> keys.
2. Press <Fn>+<F2/
Audio (
).
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> and confirm that the audio output is configured to Digital
Step 3. Enable S/PDIF on the DVD program
To use 5.1 channel speakers, you need to install the Power DVD program from the
DVD Installation CD provided with your computer, then change the settings as per the
following.
1. Run Power DVD program and click the Settings icon (
).
2. On the Audio tab, set the Audio Output setting to “Use SPDIF” and click OK.
Now, you can enjoy home theater using DVD titles.
To control volume for your 5.1 channel speaker, use the control on the digital
amp. (Please refer to the speaker manual.)
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Using the PCMCIA Card Slot
Various different functions can be added by inserting PCMCIA cards into the system.
This system supports 16/32 bit, type I or II PCMCIA card types.
The PCMCIA card slot does not support a ZV card or a PCMCIA III card.
To insert a PCMCIA card
1. Insert a PCMCIA card into the PCMCIA card slot on the side of the computer.
Eject Button
2. Windows automatically installs the necessary driver for the card. If there is no
available driver found by Windows, you have to install the driver using a disk
supplied with the card.
To remove a PCMCIA card
1. Double-click Safely Removes Hardware icon (
) on the taskbar.
2. On the [Safely Remove Hardware] dialog box, select the appropriate PCMCIA
card and click Stop.
3. When [Stop a Hardware Device] dialog box appears, click OK.
4. Click Close to close the [Safely Remove Hardware] dialog box.
5. Push eject button of the PCMCIA card slot once, then the button pops out.
6. Push the button again to eject the PCMCIA card.
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Connecting to the Internet
Connecting with a Modem
Before Start:
• Prepare a telephone line that is not digital.
• Contact an internet service provider (ISP) for instructions on how to connect to
and disconnect from the Internet.
1. Connect a telephone line to the computer’s modem port.
2. Connect to the Internet according to the instructions provided by your ISP.
If the Internet connection is not disconnected properly, additional telephone
charges may be imposed.
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Connecting Through a Wired LAN
1. Connect a LAN cable to the computer’s LAN port.
2. Click Start > Control Panel.
3. Click Network and Internet Connections in the [Control Panel] window.
4. Click Network Connections in the [Network and Internet Connections] window.
5. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and click Properties.
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6. On the General tab, select “Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)” and click Properties.
7. To use DHCP:
On the General tab, select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS
server address automatically”. Click OK.
To use a static IP:
On the General tab, select “Use the following IP address” and fill in the IP
address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, Preferred DNS server, and Alternative
DNS server fields. Click OK.
To use both DHCP and static IP simultaneously:
On the Alternate Configuration tab, click User configured and fill in the fields.
Click OK.
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Connecting Through a Wireless LAN (Option)
A wireless network (Wireless LAN) environment is a network environment that
enables communication between multiple computers at home or a small-size office
through wireless LAN devices.
Using the wireless network connections between the systems, you can use normal
network functions such as sharing of files, folders and printers. Using computer-tocomputer network (ad hoc) connections, you can access the Internet through a
computer connected directly to the Internet even if your computer is not directly
connected to the Internet. For details, see “Using Network Services” on page 46.
The information provided in this section only applies to models equipped with
an optional wireless LAN device.
To turn off the Wireless LAN
If the wireless LAN is turned on, the computer consumes much power,
therefore shortening the amount of time you can run on battery. Therefore, if
you are not using the WLAN or if you are in an environment that does not
provided WLAN, you are recommended to turn off the WLAN by pushing the
WLAN button (p15) on the computer.
Wireless network connections can be classified into two categories.
1) Access Point
You can connect to an AP to use the network. This is possible only in an environment
equipped with an AP. For details, see “Connecting to an Access Point (AP)” on page
37.
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.
2) Computer-to-computer (ad hoc)
This is also called a peer-to-peer or ad hoc network.
In computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can wirelessly connect 2 or more
computers that have wireless LAN modules. Using computer-to-computer wireless
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networks, you can access the Internet through a computer that is connected to the
Internet even if your computer is not directly connected to the Internet. For details, see
“Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 38.
Connecting to an Access Point (AP)
This section describes how to connect to an AP. You can use the network when you are
connected to an AP.
In this section, the configuration procedures are described for Windows XP
installed computers. For information on the configuration procedures for other
operating systems, see “Using Wireless Networks in Other Operating
Systems” on page 43. Please ask your network administrator about detailed
configuration information such as the network key (encryption key).
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar, and
2. Select your desired AP (e.g. Test) to connect, and enter the encryption key for the
AP in the Network key field, and click Connect.
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If the network key is not configured for the desired AP, select 'Allow me to
connect to the selected wireless network, even though it is not secure’.
Now you are connected to the AP, and you can access the network.
Checking the connection status
Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless Network Connection (
the taskbar, and the connection status is displayed.
) icon on
Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or
ad hoc)
In computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can wirelessly connect 2 or more
computers that have wireless LAN modules.
You can connect by completing the following steps:
• Step 1. Set up a computer-to-computer network on a computer.
• Step 2. Connect to the configured computer from other computers.
In this section, the configuration procedures are described for Windows XP
installed computers. For information on the configuration procedures for other
operating systems, see “Using Wireless Networks in Other Operating
Systems” on page 43.
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Step 1. Setting up a computer-to-computer network
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar, and
2. Click Advanced.
3. On the Wireless Network tab, click Advanced.
4. Clear 'Automatically connect to non-default network' check box, if it is selected.
Select 'Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only', and click Close.
5. In the Wireless Networks tab, click Add.
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6. Enter the network name (e.g. samsung), and unselect 'The key is provided for me
automatically'. Enter the encryption key in the Network key field, and click OK.
To prevent a network connection from an unauthorized user, it would be better
to configure a network key (encryption key). A network key consists of 5 or 13
alphanumeric characters (e.g. magic), or of 10 or 26 hexadecimal numbers (a
hexadecimal number is represented by numbers '0' to '9' or letters 'a' to 'f').
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7. Check that the configured network name (e.g. samsung) is in the ’Preferred
networks’ item, and click OK.
Now your wireless network setup has been completed.
Step 2. Connecting to the configured computer
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar, and
2. Select the wireless network name (e.g. samsung) specified in ”Connecting to
computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 38, enter the
encryption key in the Network key field, and then click Connect.
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If the network key is not configured in ”Connecting to computer-to-computer
networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 38, select 'Allow me to connect to
the selected wireless network, even though it is not secure'.
The two computers are connected and are able to communicate with each other. When
the computers are connected, the 'Wireless Network Connection' message is displayed
for a short time over the Wireless Network Connection icon of the two computers.
Checking the connection status
Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless Network Connection (
the taskbar, and the connection status is displayed.
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) icon on
Using Wireless Networks in Other Operating Systems
On operating system other than Windows XP, you need to install an additional wireless
LAN configuration program, and configure the wireless network settings.
To use a wireless network connection, complete the following procedures.
• Step 1. Install the 'Wireless Client Manager' program.
• Step 2. Configure the wireless network.
To construct a computer-to-computer wireless network (Peer-to- Peer), you
have to complete the following procedures on both the computers you wish to
connect to each other.
Step 1. Installing the 'Wireless Client Manager' program
Install the 'Wireless Client Manager' program from the system software CD on to the
computers to connect to the network.
Step 2. Configuring the wireless network
1. Double-click the wireless LAN program icon (
) on the taskbar.
(Or, click Start > All Programs > Samsung Wireless LAN > Client Manager.)
2. Click Add/Edit Configuration Profile from the Operation Status menu.
3. Click Add.
4. In the [Select Profile] window, select the network type and enter the desired profile
name. Click Next.
Network Types
- To connect to an AP: Select 'Connect to base station'
- To construct a computer-to-computer wireless network: Select 'PTP (Peerto-Peer) Group'
5. Enter the desired network name (e.g. SSID of the AP) in the [Network Name]
window, and click Next.
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If you do not know the network name when you connect to the AP, click Scan
and select a network from the network name list displayed.
To construct a computer-to-computer wireless network, both computers have
to use the same network name.
6. If a network key is configured in the AP or computer-to-computer wireless
network, select 'Use data security' in [Security Settings] window, and then enter
the same network key. Click Next.
For the network key (WEP KEY) of the AP, ask your AP or network
administrator.
You are recommended to use a network key (WEP KEY) when you construct
a computer-to-computer wireless network to prevent access from
unauthorized users. Create a new network key in the first computer, then enter
the previously created network key in the other computer.
The network key can be 5 to 13 alphanumeric characters (e.g. magic) or 10 to
26 hexadecimal digits (a combination of numbers "0" to "9" and letters "a" to
"f").
7. In the [Power Management] window, click Next.
To use maximum performance by default, select ’Disable’. To minimize power
consumption, select ’Enable’.
This item is not displayed when you configure the computer-to-computer
wireless network settings.
8. In the [TCP/IP Status] window, click Next.
If you want to use a new IP address whenever you select the profile being
configured, select 'Update IP address when selecting a profile.'.
9. In the [NT Adapter Settings] window, click Next.
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10. Click Finish to exit from the [Edit Configuration] Window.
11. In the [Add/Edit Configuration Profile] window, click OK. Constructing a
wireless network has been completed.
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Using Network Services
While the computer is connected to the network, you can use network services to share
files, folders, and printers. Using computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can
access the Internet through a computer that is connected to the Internet even if your
computer is not directly connected to the Internet.
Network services are provided for the computers that are connected to the
network through wired or wireless network connections. For details, see
“Connecting Through a Wired LAN” on page 34 and see “Connecting Through
a Wireless LAN (Option)” on page 36.
Sharing files or folders
This section describes how to share files and folders between computers connected to
the network.
To share files, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Configuring the sharing of files and folders on a computer.
• Step 2. Accessing shared files and folders from another computer.
When a file or folder is shared, anyone connected to the network can open and
delete the shared file or folder.
Configure a file sharing network only when the network is secure, and do not
share important data.
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Step 1. Configuring Sharing
1. Right-click the target file or folder to share in My Computer, and select Sharing
and Security.
2. Click 'IF you understand the security risks but want to share files without running
the wizard, click here'.
It has the same security effect as that of the 'Network Setup Wizard'.
This screen does not appear if Internet Sharing Network Wizard has been
installed in the computer-to-computer wireless network environment.
3. Select 'Just enable file sharing', and click OK.
4. In the 'Network sharing and security' field, select 'Share this folder on the network',
enter the share name, and click OK.
Be cautious when selecting 'Allow network users to change my files' since
other network users can change the files in the shared folder.
The file and folder sharing configuration has been completed.
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Step 2. Using Shared Files or Folders
This section describes how to access shared files or folders if your computer is a
member of the same workgroup.
1. Click Start > My Computer. Under Other Places, click My Network Places in
your computer.
2. Click 'View workgroup computers', and click the desired computer to access the
shared file.
If your computer is a member of another workgroup:
1. Click Other Places > Microsoft Windows Network.
2. Click the desired workgroup.
3. Click the desired computer to display the shared files or folders.
Sharing Printers
This section describes how to share a printer between computers connected to a
network.
To share a printer, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Configure printer sharing in the computer connected to the printer.
• Step 2. Add and use the shared printer in other computers on the network.
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Step 1. Configuring Printer Sharing
1. From the computer connected to the printer, click Start > Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer you want to share, and click Sharing.
3. Select 'Share this printer', enter a share name for the shared printer, and click OK.
4. In the Printers and Faxes window, you will find the printer icon has been changed
to another icon on a hand.
Step 2. Adding and Using a Shared Printer.
1. From a different computer that wants to use the shared printer, click Start >
Printers and Faxes.
2. Click Add a printer.
3. In the Add Printer Wizard, click Next.
4. Select 'A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer', and click
Next.
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5. Select 'Browse for a printer', and click Next.
6. Select the workgroup or computer, select the desired printer, and click Next.
If you cannot find the desired printer, try again after a while.
7. Read the warning about a shared printer, and click Yes to install the shared printer.
8. Select Yes for 'Do you want to use this printer as a default printer?', and click Next.
9. Click Finish.
10. When the printer sharing configuration has been completed, the shared printer
appears in the Printers and Faxes window.
Now you can print using the shared printer even if your computer is not directly
connected to a printer.
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Sharing an Internet Connection
Using computer-to-computer (peer-to-peer) network connections, you can access the
Internet through a computer connected to the Internet even if your computer is not
directly connected to the Internet.
To share an Internet connection, the computers should be connected to a
computer-to-computer (peer-to-peer) wireless network. For details, see
“Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on
page 38.
Also, one of the computers has to be connected to the Internet (external
network).
The configuration procedure to share an Internet connection are described for
Windows XP installed computers.
To share an Internet connection, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Configuring a Internet connection sharing from the computer connected
to the Internet.
• Step 2. After completing the shared Internet connection configuration, check
that the other computers can access the Internet through the shared Internet
connection.
Step 1. Configuring Internet Sharing.
Configuring a shared Internet connection on the computer connected to the Internet.
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network
Connections.
2. Right-click on the device connected to the Internet, the external network, and
select Properties.
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If the computer is connected to the Internet through a wired LAN, select 'Local
Area Connection'.
3. On the Advanced tab, select 'Allow other network users to connect through this
computer's Internet connection', and click OK.
Step 2. Checking the Shared Internet Connection.
When the Internet connection sharing configuration has been completed, the network
icon in the Network Connections window is displayed as follows:
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network
Connections.
– A computer connected to the Internet.
– A computer sharing the remote Internet connection (other computer).
If the icon does not appear after a long time, restart the computer.
Computers on the network can access the Internet through the shared Internet
connection only when the computer connected to the Internet is turned on.
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Customizing Your Computer
Using System Setup
The System Setup (BIOS) program enables you to configure your computer hardware
and set security and power-savings options. The settings you choose are stored in
battery-maintained CMOS memory that saves the information even when the
computer’s power is turned off. When your computer is turned back on, it is configured
with the values found in this memory.
Run System Setup if you get a message prompting you to run the program. You may
also want to run System Setup, particularly the first time you use your computer, to set
the time and date, use security or power-management features, or alter the settings of
other features.
BIOS Caution:
If you are not familiar with BIOS setup and what the parameters mean, seek
help from a person who is knowledgeable. Incorrect settings may cause your
system to malfunction or "Crash”.
Your computer’s version of System Setup may not include all the fields listed
here or may include additional fields. Field names and order of appearance
can vary according to the version of the BIOS (basic input/output system) on
your computer.
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Starting System Setup
To start System Setup, turn on your computer and then press <F2> and hold until the
System Setup screen appears.
Table 2. System Setup Menus
Menu
Function
Main
Changes the basic system.
Advanced
Configures advanced features on your computer.
Security
Enables security features, including passwords.
Boot
Specifies the order of boot devices and configures boot
features.
Exit
Specifies how to exit System Setup.
To open the menu you need to use, use the left or right arrow keys to select the menu
name.
Table 3. System Setup Navigation Keys
Navigation Key
Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help window.
<Esc>
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Exits the current menu.
<
> or <
>
Moves the cursor up and down between fields.
<
> or <
>
Selects different menus. Pressing the <Esc>key at the Main
menu brings you to the Exit menu.
<F5>
Scrolls backwards through the options for the highlighted field.
<F6>
Scrolls forward through the options for the highlighted field.
<F9>
Sets the parameters for the current menu to their default values.
<F10>
Save changes and exit system setup.
<Enter>
Executes commands or opens a submenu.
Changing Booting Priority
You can select the booting priority among the devices such as the hard drive, CD-ROM
drive, etc. The following example describes how to configure the hard drive as the first
booting device when the CD-ROM drive is configured as the first booting device by
default.
1. Select the Boot menu in System Setup.
2. Use <
> key to move to the Boot Device Priority, and press <Enter>.
3. Use < > key to move to the Hard Drive item, and press <F6> until it is at the
very top.
4. Press <F10> to save the changed configuration, and exit System Setup.
Now you can boot the system with the hard disk drive as the first booting device.
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Configuring the Password
Setting the Supervisor Password
By configuring a supervisor password, you can restrict system access to authorized
users only.
Do not lose or forget your password. If you have forgotten your password,
contact the Samsung service center.
1. Select the Security menu in the System Setup. To enter System Setup, see “Starting
System Setup” on page 54.
2. On the Set Supervisor Password item, press <Enter>.
3. Enter a password, press <Enter>, re-enter the password for confirmation, and
press <Enter> again.
4. When a message confirming the password configuration appears in the [Setup
Notice] window, press <Enter>.
Setting the User Password
You can configure user passwords so that other users can use the system.
Before configuring a user password, a supervisor password must have been
configured.
Users can start the system with their user password, but cannot enter into the
System Setup.
Deactivating the supervisor password also deactivates the user password.
On the Set User Password item, press <Enter>, and complete step 3-4 of "Setting the
Supervisor Password".
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Activating the Booting Password
Before activating the booting password, the supervisor password must have
been configured.
Set the Password on boot option to [Enabled].
From now on, system booting will not proceed without the password.
Activating the Hard Disk Drive Password
Activating the hard disk drive password prevents the currently installed hard disk drive
from being used in other systems.
Before activating the hard disk drive password, the supervisor password must
have been configured.
On the Set HDD 0 Password item, press <Enter>, and complete step 3-4 of "Setting
the Supervisor Password".
Deactivating the Password
1. On the password to delete, press <Enter>. (e.g. supervisor password)
2. Enter the current configured password, and press <Enter>.
3. Leave the 'Enter New Password' and 'Confirm New Password' field empty, and
press <Enter> to deactivate the password.
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Configuring Resolution and Colour Depth
Screen resolution is the number of pixels displayed on the screen. High resolution
makes the overall screen area large, although individual items appear small.
Colour quality is determined by the number of bits used to represent a pixel on the
screen. High colour quality displays more number of colours on your screen.
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Change the screen
resolution.
2. Make changes on the Settings tab of the [Display Properties] dialog box.
To change your screen
resolution, move the slider
to select an appropriate
resolution.
To change the number of
colours displayed on a
monitor, select an
appropriate colour quality.
3. When you have completed configuration, click Apply.
It is recommended setting the resolution to 1024x768, and the number of
colours to Highest (32bit) on XGA models.
It is recommended setting the resolution to 1400x1050, and the number of
colours to Highest (32bit) on SXGA+ models.
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Using External Display Devices
Using external display devices such as a monitor, projector, TV, etc allows you to view
screen images alternatively or simultaneously on each device. You can also split a
screen into two display devices, or view different images on each display device. Using
external display devices is especially useful when you are giving a presentation or
watching a movie through your TV.
Switching Display Devices Using the Shortcut Key
You can watch the screen through either the LCD or an external display device, or you
can even watch the screen through both the LCD and an external display device
simultaneously.
1. Connect the external display device (e.g. a monitor or a projector) to the
corresponding port of the system.To connect a TV, connect the TV to the TV
output port of the system.
2. Press the <Fn>+<F4/ > keys. Provided that an external display device is
connected, the display option changes in LCD > CRT > LCD+CRT order
whenever the <Fn>+<F4/ > keys are pressed.
Provided that multiple external display devices are connected, the display
order would be LCD > CRT > LCD+CRT > TV whenever the <Fn+F4/
>
keys are pressed.
You cannot view the screen via the LCD, CRT, and TV simultaneously.
Using Dual View to View Extended Screen
You can expand the screen into two display devices and work conveniently in separate
workspaces.
In Dual View mode, you can select the screen resolution and color quality for each
display device, as if there were two separate graphics cards.
1. Connect the external display device (e.g. a monitor or a projector) to the
corresponding port of the system. To connect a TV, connect the TV to the TV
output port of the system.
2. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Change the screen
resolution.
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3. Click the monitor '2' icon, select the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this
monitor' check box, and then click Apply.
4. When the configuration is complete, click OK on the left side of Troubleshoot.
The primary display device(the LCD) is indicated as '1', and the secondary display
device is indicated as '2'. Now you can view the screen through two monitors.
1 : Primary
2 : Secondary
When using Dual View, it is recommended that LCD is kept as '1', the primary
display device.
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If the screen of the secondary display device is displayed at 640x480 pixels,
with 256 colors, change the settings to the desired screen resolution and color
quality in the [Display Properties] window.
Deactivating Dual View Mode
Click the monitor '2' icon, clear the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor'
check box, and then click Apply.
To move a window between display devices in Dual View mode
Click the title bar of the window in the primary display device(1, the LCD), and
drag it to the secondary display device (2). The window is move to the
secondary display device.
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System Management
Using Power Management Options
Your computer includes Power Management options that can help the battery charge
last longer and extend the life of the battery. Power-management options will slow
down or shut off system components when the components are not being used.
Power management may slow down system performance. Your computer runs fastest
with the power cord attached, when power management is disabled.
In the next sections, basic and advanced methods of power management will be
discussed.
Basic Power Management Schemes
This section discusses the basic schemes of power management when the computer is
operating on battery power or using AC power.
Standby vs. Hibernation
Hibernation is a state where the contents of memory are stored in a special file
on the hard disk, and Standby simply keeps a small holding current through
the memory to keep the data. You are more likely to sustain loss of data in
Standby mode so it is recommended to save all open files before entering
Standby.
Changing Devices:
Do not change PC Cards while in standby or hibernate modes.
To enter the power management window complete the following:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance.
2. Click
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icon to display the Power Options Properties window.
3. Click the Power Schemes tab to display the basic power management options.
4. Select the time that you wish each of the following actions to occur in Battery and
AC power mode.
•
•
•
•
Turn off monitor
Turn off hard disks
System standby
System hibernates
Turning off the monitor and HDDs will save a substantial amount of battery power,
therefore when in battery only mode select the shortest time practical.
a Hibernate Mode (Power Management or Manual Method)
When hibernation is used, your computer turns off and when you power up again,
everything is restored exactly as you left it—including programs and documents
you may not have saved or closed. Everything in memory gets saved to the HDD,
and the monitor and hard disk get turned off.
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If You Reinstall Windows:
You should re-establish hibernate in power options by opening Power
Options Properties window and click on the Hibernate tab then click
“Enable Hibernation”.
Hibernate Tab
Frequent Interruptions:
If you experience frequent interruptions, you might also consider putting your
computer into automatic hibernation after a specified number of minutes using
the power management options.
a Standby Mode (Power Management or Manual Method)
Standby is used mainly for conserving battery power in your notebook computer. It
also gives you the benefit of getting right back to your work without waiting for the
computer to restart. Standby turns off your monitor and hard disks, placing your entire
system in a low-power state. When you return to your computer, restores your desktop
exactly as you left it. It is recommended that you do not enter standby mode with less
than 20% battery power.
5. Click OK to set your power management options and close the window.
Rest Key:
The manual <Fn+Esc/
> key combination will not activate Standby or
Hibernate modes while you are playing a multimedia program or have an
active USB device connected.
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Advanced Power Management Schemes
This section discusses the advanced power management schemes. There are two
buttons that you can use to manually conserve power.
To enter the power management window complete the following:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance.
2. Click
icon to display the Power Options Properties window.
3. Click the Advanced tab to display the advanced power management options.
Advanced Tab
Power & Sleep Button
Programming Windows
4. Select the mode (Do nothing/Ask me what to do/Standby/Hibernate/Shut
down) assigned to the Power button and/or Rest <Esc> key. Also select the action
(Do nothing/Standby/Hibernate) associated with closing the computer lid.
The “Rest” key is assigned to the <Fn+Esc/
>key combination. See ”Basic
Power Management Schemes” on page 62 for a better understanding of
Standby and Hibernate modes.
5. Click OK to set your power management options and close the window.
You can return to normal operation after you have used one of the “Power
Management” buttons by quickly pushing and releasing the Power button.
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Using the Battery
Please refer to the following instructions when running the computer on battery power
without connecting the AC power.
Please read the instructions on the battery before use.
Please refer to the system operation environment (p95) of this manual and
operate and store the battery at room temperature.
Replacing Battery
1. Shutdown system and close LCD.
2. Put the computer upside down.
3. While holding the battery cover latch in Unlock position, separate the battery
cover.
4. Remove the battery by pulling the battery string.
5. Install the new battery and close the battery cover. Make sure that the battery cover
latch is in the Lock position.
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Monitoring the Battery Charge
To monitor in control panel
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Management > Power Options >
Power Meter tab. Power source and remaining battery charge are displayed.
Power supply status
Remaining battery charge
Using the battery
Battery is an expendable supply, so when you use it for a long time, the
capacity/battery life is shortened. If the battery life is reduced to under half of
the initial time, we recommend that you purchase a new battery to use.
Battery Warning
You will hear an alarm when the remaining battery charge is under 10%.
Connect the power cable or turn off the computer and install a fully charged
battery.
When the remaining battery charge is under 3%, the computer automatically
saves current work and turns off. This may be different according to the
settings in Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options > Alarms tab.
If the remaining battery level is less than 5% when you turned on the
system
The system will shut down during the start up process to prevent any loss of
data. Connect the AC adapter, and then turn the system on.
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Battery Calibration
Calibrating your battery once a month is one of the recommended methods of
increasing your computer’s battery life. To calibrate the battery complete the following
steps:
Calibration Notes:
You should start the battery calibration process with a fully charged battery,
battery status LED is green. The power meter may not show 100%.
Before you commence the battery calibration process you should fully charge,
then fully discharge and finally fully recharge the battery again.
1. Disconnect the AC power adapter after turning off the system.
2. Restart your computer and press <F2> to enter BIOS setup.
3. Using the arrow keys, highlight Smart Battery Calibration in the Boot menu.
4. Press <Enter> to start calibration process. The calibration usually takes 3 to 5
hours depending on the current battery charge.
5. When the calibration process is complete, recharge the battery fully.
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Using the Security Lock Port
The security lock is a device used to physically 'fix' the system when using it in a public
place. The locking device needs to be purchased separately. The shape and methods of
use may differ depending on the manufacturer. Please refer to the manual provided
with the security lock for proper use.
Connect a security lock cable to a fixed object, and to the security lock port.
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Replacing the Hard Disk Drive
The procedures for replacing the hard disk will be described below.
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Using a screwdriver, remove the screw securing the hard disk, and pull out the hard
disk bracket.
3. Remove the 4 screws securing the hard disk to the bracket and remove the hard
disk.
4. Install the new had disk in the bracket so that the label of the disk faces inside, then
secure the 4 screws with a screwdriver.
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5. Insert the bracket into the hard disk compartment, and secure it using the screw.
After replacing the hard disk
Referring to ”Reinstalling Windows XP” (p 92), reinstall Windows, and reinstall
the drivers and programs referring to ”Reinstalling Software” (p 90).
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Tips for Using Your Computer
The following information helps you avoid potential problems as you use your
computer:
Do not try to disassemble your computer. Opening the system chassis voids
your warranty. Only an authorised manufacturer service center can replace or
add any parts inside the chassis.
• Follow all the instructions and cautions in your computer user documentation.
• The LCD has a polarized surface and can be damaged easily. To prevent
damage, avoid touching the screen.
• Use only approved AC adapters, auto adapters, memory modules and other
options.
• Because a notebook computer is small and has restricted air flow around
components, it is more likely to overheat than a desktop computer. A fan inside
your computer runs when needed to help eliminate heat. Make sure the fan vent
on the left side of your computer is not blocked when you use the computer.
Occasionally check the vents and remove any accumulated dust on the outside.
• Avoid using or storing the computer in extremely hot or cold areas, such as a
car on a hot day. Keep the computer away from heaters and out of direct
sunlight. Exposure to excessive heat may damage computer components. If you
have left your computer in a hot place, let it cool down slowly to room
temperature (with the LCD panel open) before using it.
• Do not remove the memory-module compartment door, or try to install a
memory module when the computer is on.
• Set up your computer work area to avoid physical strain. Sit with your back
straight and supported by your chair. Adjust your chair or work table so that
your arms and wrists can remain in a relaxed position, parallel with the floor.
Avoid bending or twisting your wrists as you work. Your hands should “float”
slightly above the keyboard. Refer to a book on office ergonomics for more
information on setting up your work area.
• Take frequent breaks from working at the computer to rest your eyes and
stretch your muscles.
• Remember to save your data files frequently and to make backup copies of your
files.
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Travelling with Your Computer
Air Travel
If you are travelling by air, follow these tips:
• Take the computer with you as carry-on luggage. Do not check the computer
with your baggage.
• Allow the computer and disks to go through the X-ray security devices. Do not
hand-carry disks through the walk-through metal detectors, which can cause
loss of data.
• Make sure that the battery is charged or the power cord is easily accessible.
You may be required to turn on the computer for airport security personnel.
• Be prepared to turn off the computer during take off and landing.
Handling Spills
Do not spill anything on your computer. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating
and drinking around your computer. If you do spill something on your computer, turn
off your computer, unplug it immediately, and do the following:
• If you spill liquid on the keyboard, drain as much of the liquid from the
keyboard as possible. Be careful not to let the liquid drip onto the LCD panel.
Allow the system to dry for several days before trying to use it.
• If you spill liquid on an external keyboard or keypad, unplug it and drain as
much of the liquid as possible. Allow the keyboard to sit at room temperature
for a full day before trying to use it.
Sweet liquids leave a sticky residue that may jam the keyboard despite your
efforts to dry it.
• If you spill liquid on the LCD panel, clean it immediately with a soft cloth and
denatured alcohol or a proprietary LCD screen cleaner. Do not use water,
window cleaner, acetone, aromatic solvent, or dry, rough towels to clean it.
Some liquids damage the polarized LCD screen. If your screen is damaged,
contact your authorized manufacturer’s service center for a replacement.
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Storing the Computer for Long Periods
If possible, leave the power cord connected to the computer and an electrical outlet
when the computer is not in use. This extends the life of the battery and keeps the
battery fully charged.
If you will not be using the computer for a long period of time (a month or more), you
should charge the battery until it is completely full. After you have done so, remove the
battery from the unit.
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Troubleshooting
Complete the following in the order presented until your system is functioning
properly. If all of the steps below fail then contact your local reseller for assistance.
Questions and Answers
Please see “Questions and Answers” on page 77 for assistance in correcting any
computer operational problems.
Check the Connections
Verify all of the power and peripheral cables are securely plugged into their sockets
and that your system and power supply is on.
Norton AntiVirus
Run Norton AntiVirus to ensure a virus is not affecting your computer.
To run Norton AntiVirus proceed as follows:
Click Start > All Programs > Norton AntiVirus > Norton AntiVirus 2003.
The Norton Antivirus Subscription on your Samsung notebook will expire within 3
months. It is your responsibility to update the virus definitions, and renew subscription
with Symantec when the subscription expires.
Windows Help and Support
Run Windows Help and Support to find problem that may be affecting your
computer.
To run Windows Help and Support proceed as follows:
Click Start > Help and Support.
Frequently Asked Questions
To view FAQ’s on your computer, please visit www.samsung.com.
Reinstalling Software
If for some reason your system crashes you may corrupt your HDD, Windows
operating system and/or some of your device drivers. If this is the case, use System
Recovery CD to reinstall OS and System Software CD to reinstall the corrupt device
drivers.
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System Recovery Precaution:
Before you start restoring your windows operating system insure you backup
all data on your hard drive.
Samsung is NOT responsible for any data loss.
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Questions and Answers
This section provides information on possible problems, solutions and other references
for system use.
Windows Related
Q1 The system does not shutdown properly.
A
When the system does not shutdown normally, press and hold the Power button
until the system manually shuts off. If the Power-Saving Mode is configured into
the Power button, press and hold for more than 4 seconds to shut the system off.
When the system is turned on after such manual shutdown, Scandisk will run to
check errors in the system.
Q2 The system freezes during program operation
A1
There is an error with the program currently being used. Press the <Ctrl>, <Alt>,
and <Delete> keys simultaneously and click and Task in the [Windows Task
Manager] window.
A2
There is an error with the Windows OS. Reboot the system by using the Power
button.
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Display Related
Q1 The LCD screen is blank.
A
Adjust the LCD screen brightness. Use the <Fn>+<F10/
keys.
>, <Fn>+<F11/
>
Q2 In DOS mode, changing the full screen DOS mode by pressing
<ALT+Enter> key displays a broken image for a short period.
A
The DOS mode which supports 2 Byte characters such as Korean and Japanese
runs in graphic not in text mode. In this case, a broken image may be displayed
while changing the video mode settings.
Q3 The screen blinks or displays noise for a short time.
A
This problem may occur when you started the computer, enter or come out of
standby/hibernate mode, pressed <Fn>+<F5 / CRT/LCD> keys, or performed
tasks such as changing resolution or scanning new hardware. This may occur
when you connected a projector and performed one of above actions.
After a short time, the screen displays normally.
Q4 When I used the computer connected with a projector, abnormal colors are
displayed in vertical or trembling horizontal lines appear.
A
When you are using a projector, adjust the screen refresh rate to 60Hz.
Q5 When I use the computer connecting to a TV through the TV-Out port (SVHS), the screen trembles.
A
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This problem may occur when the TV and the computer do not synchronize. If
the TV provides a monitor port, connect the TV to the monitor port of the
computer.
Modem Related
Q1 I cannot hear the modem sound.
A1
Check that the telephone line is properly connected to the modem.
A2
Check that the modem driver is installed properly.
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System.
2.
Select Hardware tab > Device Manager > Modems in the System Properties
window, and check if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the installed modem
icon. If there is, delete the modem device driver and reinstall the driver, because
the yellow exclamation mark represents a not properly installed driver.
3.
If there is no yellow exclamation mark, double-click the installed modem, and
click Diagnostics tab > Query Modem in the Modem Properties window to
diagnose the modem.
No message in either of Command and Response in the Diagnostics tab means
that the modem is not operating properly.
Diagnose the modem again after restarting the system or reinstalling the driver.
(You have to exit all programs using modem in the advance of diagnostics of the
modem).
A3
Although I can make a connection with the modem, I cannot hear the dial tone
and modem connection sound. In this case check the following list:
1.
Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control.
2.
Clear the Mute check box in the Telephone Line item.
(Depending on the sound driver, it may be displayed as another name such as
Modem, Phone, Mono. If there is no corresponding item, click Options >
Properties > Volume Control, select 'Playback', and select the 'Telephone Line'
under the 'Display the following volume controls'. Click OK.)
Q2 I cannot make a call using an extension line.
A
In general, the dial tone of a PBX or a digital phone switching system is not a
continuous one, unlike that of a trunk line.
Therefore, the modem may not make a call because the modem mistakes the dial
tone from a PBX or a digital phone switching system as a busy tone.
In this case, complete the following procedures.
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- Using an AT command
As an initialization command, use the command, ATX3.
Otherwise, enter the ATX3 command manually before making a call.
It can correct this problem by skipping the dial tone check step.
- Configuring the Modem through the Control Panel
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
2.
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
3.
In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
4.
In the Modem tab of the Modem Properties window, clear the 'Wait for dial tone
before dialing' check box.
5.
When the configuration is completed, click OK.
Q3 How do I use my modem when dialing from overseas?
A1
Check that the modem is correctly configured according to the current country.
Because the values for communication may differ according to the country, you
may not be able to connect via the modem due to an incorrect modem
configuration.
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
2.
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
3.
In the Dialing Rules tab, click Edit.
4.
In the General tab in the Edit Location window, select the current country from
the Country/region radio box, specify the Area code, and click OK.
A2 Because the shape of the telephone plug may differ according to the country, you
have to purchase and use the appropriate telephone plug for that particular
country.
Q4 How do I receive a fax while the system is in power saving mode (Rest mode)
(For Windows XP and 2000)?
A
To receive a fax when the system is in power saving mode, and the operating
system is Windows XP or 2000, configure the system as follows:
1.
The automatic fax reception function of the fax program needs to be activated.
(For more information, refer to the corresponding fax program manual.)
2.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
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3.
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
4.
In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
5.
In the Power Management tab of the Modem Properties window, select the "This
device activates the computer in power saving mode" check box, and click OK.
The above setting enables the modem to turn on the system and receive a fax
when in power saving mode.
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Wired LAN Related
Q1 <Wake On LAN> function
A
<Wake On LAN> is a function that activates the system in rest mode when a
signal (such as ping or magic packet commands) arrives from network (wired
LAN).
To use <Wake On LAN> function:
1.
Click Start > My Computer > My Network Places > View network connections.
2.
Click the right button on the touchpad over Local Area Connection, and select
Properties.
3.
Click Configure, and select Power Management tab. Select ’Allow this device to
bring the computer out of standby’, then click OK. Restart the system.
If the system in rest mode is activated when there is no received signal, use the
system after disabling <Wake On LAN> function.
Connecting with wired LAN while also using wireless LAN may not execute
<Wake On LAN> function. To remedy this, configure wireless LAN to ’Disable’
to use <Wake On LAN> function.
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Wireless LAN Related
Q1 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 check lists:
A1
If you are using a computer-to-computer (Peer-to-Peer) network connection,
check that the name of the configured network (SSID) is correct. The network
name (SSID) is case sensitive.
A2
If you are using a network key (encryption key), you have to use the same
network keys for an AP (Access Point) and a computer-to-computer network
(Peer-to-Peer). The network key of the AP is configured in the AP management
program. Ask your network administrator for more detailed information.
A3
Check that the device driver is properly installed. If the driver is not properly
installed, you will find a yellow exclamation mark on the network icon by
clicking Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System >
Hardware tab > Device Manager > Network adapters > Wireless LAN adapter. If
there is a yellow exclamation mark, please reinstall the device driver with the
system software CD.
A4
Referring to A2 of Q3, Check that the network bridge configuration is correct.
Q2 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.
A1
Check that the TCP/IP properties are configured properly. When you connect to
an AP, click the Wireless Network Connection icon on the taskbar and select the
Support tab. If the IP is not allocated properly, the IP address will be displayed
as follows (e.g. 169.254.xxx.xxx).
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.
A2
Referring to A2 of Q1, check that the network key is correct.
A3
Referring to Q4, check that AP is operating properly.
A4
If the security patch (Q815485) has been installed, uninstall the patch.
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WPA Q815485 patch provided by Microsoft requires 802.11x, RADUIS, and
authentication server. Also the patch requires the AP and the driver to support the
patch. The current version of the driver does not support the WPA function.
Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. If you can find the
Q815485 patch in the [Add or Remove Programs] window, uninstall the patch
before use.
Q3 I cannot share an Internet connection.
A1
It may require some time to synchronize the computers to share an Internet
connection after the Internet connection sharing configuration is completed. If
you cannot share Internet connection even after a longer period, restart the
computer.
A2
Check if the connection between the network adapters is configured to bridge. If
there is a configured bridge connection between the network adapters through the
network configuration wizard, remove the network bridge, and reconfigure the
Internet connection sharing.
A bridge connection is created when you ran Network Setup Wizard from the
[Network Connections] window, and selected both the internal connection
adapter and another adapter in the wizard.
Q4 I cannot connect to the AP.
A1
AP is not scanned.
Rescan AP's. Click Scan and wait about 5 seconds until the result is displayed.
A2
Check the wireless LAN radio environment. Using a wireless LAN may be
restricted by the surrounding radio environment, and the distance between
wireless stations. Also obstacles such as walls or doors may affect wireless LAN
connections.
A3
Check that the AP is operating properly. If the AP is not operating properly, turn
off the AP, and turn it on again after a short wait.
A4
Check that the network key (encryption key) configuration for the AP is correct.
A5
Check that the wireless LAN function of the AP is enabled. If it is disabled,
enable the wireless LAN function referring to the description in ”Connecting
Through a Wireless LAN (Option)” (p 36).
- If you are using Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel > Network
Connections and check that the wireless network connection is configured to
’Enable’.
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- If you are using Windows 2000 and the network is not scanned in the [Status]
window of Client Manager program, click File > Enable Wireless Network.
A6
Check if the wireless LAN card is recognized.
If "There is no wireless network card driver installed. Communication is
unavailable." message is displayed, the card is not recognized. The driver may
have been installed improperly, or it may be due to a wireless LAN card error.
Reinstall the driver.
Q5 In the Windows XP 'Available wireless networks' window, the Wireless
Network Connection is displayed as 'Not Available'.
A1
Check that the specific program for a wireless LAN connection is installed.
Windows XP supports wireless LAN connections through the Wireless Zero
Configuration (WZC) service. Therefore, an additional program for a wireless
LAN connection is not required. However, installation of the specific program
for a wireless LAN connection may disable the 'Available wireless networks'
window of the Wireless Network Connection supported by WZC service in
certain cases. Exit the program and try again.
A2
Initialize the device driver.
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System >
Hardware tab > Device Manager > Network adapters, and select the wireless
LAN adapter. Right-click the network adaptor and select 'Disable'. Then rightclick over the network adaptor and select 'Enable' after a short wait to check that
the device is operating properly.
A3
Right-click the My computer icon, and select Manage. When the Computer
Management window appears, double-click Services and Applications on the
left, and then click Services from the sub menu tree. Select the Standard tab in
the right pane, double-click Wireless Zero Configuration and check that Startup
Type is configured to Automatic, and the Service status is Started.
Q6 The Wireless network connection operates properly, but the Wireless
Network Connection icon on the Taskbar displays the "Disconnected"
message.
A
This is one of the known problems when you are using a wireless LAN
connection after installing Windows XP service pack 1.
Check that the wireless LAN card is operating properly by initializing the device
driver referring to A2 of Q5. For more information, refer to the following link for
known problems with Microsoft.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q328647
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Q7 When connecting to a computer-to-computer (Peer-to-Peer) network, I
cannot connect to another computer connected to the same computer-tocomputer network.
A1
Make sure that the security settings and network name of the computer-tocomputer (Peer-to-Peer) network is correct.
A2
Check the TCP/IP properties of the computers to be connected through the
computer-to-computer (Peer-to-Peer) network. All of the computers to be
connected through a computer-to-computer (Peer-to-Peer) network should be
configured so that their IP addresses are within the same subnet range.
- If the IP address is configured to DHCP (Obtain an IP address automatically) in
TCP/IP properties, IP address is configured within the same subnet range
automatically.
- If the IP address is configured to static IP in TCP/IP properties, select Use the
following IP address in the TCP/IP properties of the wireless adapter, configure
IP address:10.0.0.1~10.0.0.254, and Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0, and then try
again.
Q8 The network does not operate properly when both the wireless and the wired
network connections are simultaneously configured with the same IP
address.
A
You cannot use the wireless and the wired network connections using the same
IP address simultaneously. To use either the wireless or the wired network in turn
with the same IP address, you have to Disable whichever network device will not
be using in the network connection of the Control Panel.
Q9 The wireless LAN does not operate properly when there are other products
operating in the 2.4GHz band.
A
Devices compliant with IEEE 802.11b, operate in the public frequency, ISM
band. Therefore some channel interference may happen when there are other
devices using the same frequency band such as a wireless video transceiver, a
microwave oven, etc. If other products cause channel interference, change the AP
channel or stop using interfering devices.
Q10 An established wireless LAN connection is disconnected after 2~3 minutes,
and the connection is not recovered.
A1
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This may be caused by channel interference. Change the channel of the AP, and
reconnect.
A2
In Windows XP, this may be caused by selecting the ’Use IEEE 802.1x network
authentication’ option when IEEE 802.1x authentication is not available.
Check the properties of the AP in the wireless network settings. If the ’Use IEEE
802.1x authentication in this network’ option is selected, deselect the option on
the Authentication tab.
For more detailed information about authentication server, ask your network
administrator.
A3
If the AP is configured to ’Use network authentication (Shared Key)’
If the AP is configured to authentication shared mode (Shared Key), all
computers to be connected should be configured as follows:
- If you are using Windows XP, select network authentication(shared mode) in
the wireless network settings.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network
Connections. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon, and click View
Available Wireless Networks > Advanced. In the Wireless Networks tab, select
an AP in the Available Networks field and click Configure and select ’Network
Authentication (Shared Mode).
- If you are using Windows 2000, check if 'Shared Key Authentication' is selected
in the [Authentication Configuration] window of Client Manager program's
configuration items.
For more network authentication procedures, ask your AP (Access Point)
administrator.
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Games and Programs Related
Q1 When I pressed <Fn>+<F4/ > keys to convert display devices while
playing a 3D game, the computer does not operate.
A
Do not press <Fn>+<F4/
a system error.
> keys while playing a 3D game, since it may cause
Q2 When I pressed <Fn>+<F4/ > keys to convert display devices while
playing a game, the screen is not displayed properly.
A
This problem may occur in some games. Use <Fn>+<F4/
launching a game, and not while playing the game.
> keys before
Q3 When you press shortcut keys while playing a game, icons(OSD) are not
displayed properly on the screen.
A
This problem may occur when you press shortcut keys repeatedly while playing
a game. You are not recommended to use shortcut keys while playing a game.
Q4 The running speed of a game is too slow or fast.
A
Change the setting of Power Schemes to 'Always On'.
(Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options >
Power Schemes tab, then configure the Power schemes field to 'Always On'.)
Q5 When I played an audio file (Mid/Mp3/Wave) on Windows Media Player,
the screen resolution is changed or the screen is not displayed.
A
This problem may occur when you press <Fn>+<F4/ > keys or
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1 or F3> keys while using the Windows Media Player in full
screen mode.
Do not use these keys while playing the Windows Media Player.
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1> keys change the display setting to CRT, and
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F3> keys to LCD.
Q6 When I played 'The Sims: House Party' game in Dual Display Clone mode,
a mouse afterimage is displayed.
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A1
Press <Fn>+<F4/
play the game.
> to change the display setting to Dual Display mode, then
A2
If above method does not solve the problem, change the setting to display only
on the LCD.
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Reinstalling Software
If you have reinstalled the Windows operating system, or the system and program do
not operate properly, you can re-install the driver and program using the system
software CD.
The drivers and programs included in the system software CD are listed in the
D:\ReadMe.htm file. (Provided that the name of CD-ROM drive is "D".)
Running the system software CD
Insert the system software CD into the CD-ROM drive. The initial screen appears
automatically.
Installs device drivers
Installs programs
Installing drivers
1. In the initial screen, click Driver Installation.
2. Select the driver you want to install from the device installation screen, and click
Install Now.
How can one install the drivers for operating systems other than
Windows XP?
Install the appropriate driver software included in the system software CD.
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Installing programs
1. In the initial screen, click Application Installation.
2. Click Standard installation in the program installation screen (standard
installation is recommended).
• Standard installation: Installs and recovers programs to the state of shipment.
• User installation: You can select the program installation location, and other
options for the program installation.
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Reinstalling Windows XP
If the Windows XP does not operate properly due to an error in the system, or if you
have replaced the hard disk drive, you can reinstall Windows XP using the system
recovery CD.
With the system recovery CD, you can reinstall Windows XP only. To return
the system to the state of shipment, reinstall the device drivers and programs
with the system software CD after reinstalling Windows XP with the system
recovery CD.
Reinstalling Window may delete the data on the hard disk drive such as files,
programs, etc. In order to minimize damage from data loss, please remember
to always back up data. Samsung Electronics is not liable in the case of data
loss, please consult your warranty statement for clarification.
Reinstalling Windows
1. Insert the system recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. In the initial screen, click Standard installation. (Installation with the standard
installation option is recommended. The standard installation does not require
steps 5 and 7.)
• Standard installation: Installs Windows preserving the data saved on the hard
disk drive. However, since personal data that is in the Windows folder may be
deleted, please backup personal data.
• Custom installation: Enables Windows installation after partitioning or
formatting the hard disk drive. Note that all data on the hard disk drives may be
deleted depending on your configuration.
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3. The description for the standard installation appears. Click Yes.
The installation starts, and the system will be restarted after a while.
4. After the system has restarted, the message ’Press any key to boot from CD’
appears. Do not press any key at this time. After a while the partition configuration
screen appears.
To not change the partition, press <Enter>.
What is partition configuration?
Partition configuration is a function that devides the hard disk drive into one or
several partitions. Note that changing the partition deletes all of the data on the
hard disk drive.
5. Select the desired file system (format).
To maintain the current file system, press <Enter>.
What is Format?
Format is an operation that initializes the hard disk drive. Since formatting
operation deletes all content on the hard disk drive, use Format with great
care.
6. Select the folder to install the Windows operating system.
To delete the previous version of Windows and install in the current folder, press
<L> on the keyboard.
Note that selecting ’Use another folder to install’ creates a new windows folder
and installs Windows in dual boot mode.
7. The Windows XP installation wizard appears. Proceed with the installation
according to the instructions provided by the Windows XP installation wizard.
When the installation is completed, the computer will restart.
8. After the system has restarted, the message 'Press any key to boot from CD'
appears. Do not press any key at this time.
The Windows installation has been completed. Remove the system recovery CD, and
insert the system software CD into the CR-ROM drive to install the device drivers and
programs.
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If You Cannot Run Windows
If you cannot run Windows, you have to boot the system with the system recovery CD,
and reinstall Windows. If you boot the system from the system recovery CD, you can
install Windows only with the user installation option. You cannot install with the
standard installation option.
1. Insert the system recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive and start the computer.
2. If the following message appears on the screen, press any key from the keyboard.
Press any key to boot from CD.....
This message appears only when the CD drive has booting priority. If the
message does not appear, configure the CD drive as the first booting device
referring to ”Changing Booting Priority” on page 55.
3. After a while, the partition configuration screen appears. Complete the installation
referring to ”Reinstalling Windows” on page 92.
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Specifications
System Specification
The following is the basic hardware specification for the purchased product. Variations
may exist depending on the model type.
Item
Specification
Remarks
CPU
Intel Mobile Pentium 4 Processor 2.4GHz~3.06GHz
Intel Celeron Processor 2.0GHz~2.6GHz
Optional
Cache memory
128/512KB L2 cache
Main memory
266/333MHz DDR memory, 2 Memory slot.
(You can add 128/256/512MB module additionally)
Main Chipset
Intel 852PM + ICH4-M
Optional
Hard disk drive (HDD) UltraDMA, S.M.A.R.T 9.5mmH
CD Drive
CD-ROM drive, CD-RW drive, DVD-ROM drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Combo drive, or DVD-Multi drive
Optional
Graphics
ATi Mobility Radeon M7-CSP32M
Sound
Crystal CS4202 (AC97 CODEC)
Network Interface
Modem : AC-97 Compliant Modem V.92 56Kbps support
Wired LAN: Intel 82562EZ
Wireless LAN: Agere Hermes2 (Mini-PCI)
PCMCIA Slot
Type I and II Compatible
Ports
Monitor, USB 2.0 x2, Modem (RJ-11), LAN (RJ-45),
IEEE 1394 (4 Pin), S-VHS, PS/2, Serial, Parallel, DC-In, Microphone,
Headphone / S/PDIF
Dimensions (mm)
14.1": 320 x 265 x 39.7, 15": 326 x 260 x 40.5
WxDxH
LCD Panel Size
15": SXGA+, 15": XGA, 14.1": XGA
Optional
Weight
14.1": 2.8Kg, 15": 2.95Kg
Battery
Lithium-Ion smart battery
Operation
Environment
Temperature (storage) : -5 ~ 40°C (operation) : 10 ~ 32° C
Humidity (storage) : 5% ~ 90%
(operation) : 20% ~ 80%
Operation Voltage
100 - 240 VAC
Frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Input/Output Power
1.8-0.9A, 100 ~ 240V
Output Voltage
DC 19V / 3.15A
Optional
* Please refer to the product catalog or consult your product provider for availability when purchasing optional
accessories for this system.
The main memory socket is within the computer. To add or replace memory,
contact a Samsung service center.
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Wireless LAN Specification (Optional)
Product Specification
Item
Physical
Specifications
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
(Width X Height) 59.75 X 50.95 mm
operation temperature and
humidity
Same as system operation
Temperature: 0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity: less than 95%
Power Specification
Network
Specifications
Power Saving Mode
16 mA
Receiving Mode
185 mA
Transmission Mode
285 mA
Power
3.3V +/- 0.2V
Compatibility
IEEE802.11b standard (DSSS)
Mini-PCI Rev.1.0
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Me
- NDIS5 Miniport Driver
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement(ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP)
64bit / 128bit
Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4 GHz
Support Channels
1~13 channel (See "Regulatory Notice for Channel Use in France".)
Device
Transceiver
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Modulation Scheme
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
CCK for high and mid transmission rate
DQPSK for standard transmission rate
DBPSK for low transmission rate
Standard Output Power
5 mW
Transmission Rate
High Speed
Mid Speed
Standard
Low Speed
11 Mb/s
5.5 Mb/s
2 Mb/s
1 Mb/s
Antenna Type
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Internal antenna (TX/RX)
Regulatory Notice for Channel Use in France
The number of channels that can be used for wireless LAN differs from country to
country. In France however, use only 4 channels (channel 10, 11, 12, 13) when using
wireless networks.
• Standard: IEEE 802.b
• Regulation: ETSI 300 328, CE Marked
• Channel Allocation:
– Channel 10 (2457 MHz)
– Channel 11 (2462 MHz)
– Channel 12 (2467 MHz)
– Channel 13 (2472 MHz)
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Abbreviations
A . . . . . . . . . Amperes
AC . . . . . . . . Alternating current
ACPI . . . . . . Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface
APM . . . . . . Advanced Power Management
ATA. . . . . . . AT attachment (refers to the hard-drive interface in an ATcompatible computer)
ATAPI. . . . . AT attachment packet interface
BBS . . . . . . . Bulletin board system
BIOS . . . . . . Basic input/output system
C . . . . . . . . . Centigrade
CD . . . . . . . . Compact disc
CD-ROM . . Compact disc read-only memory
cm . . . . . . . . Centimeters
COM . . . . . . Communication (as in communication port)
CMOS . . . . . Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
DC . . . . . . . . Direct current
DMA . . . . . . Direct memory access
DPMS . . . . . Display power-management signaling
DRAM. . . . . Dynamic random access memory
DSTN . . . . . Double layer super twist nematic
ECP . . . . . . . Extended capabilities port
EPP . . . . . . . Enhanced parallel port
g . . . . . . . . . . gram
G . . . . . . . . . Gravity
GB . . . . . . . . Gigabytes
hr . . . . . . . . . hour
Hz . . . . . . . . Hertz
IDE . . . . . . . Integrated drive electronics
I/O . . . . . . . . Input/output
IRQ . . . . . . . Interrupt request line
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ISA . . . . . . . Industry Standard Architecture
KB . . . . . . . . Kilobytes
kg . . . . . . . . . Kilograms
LAN. . . . . . . Local-area network
lb.. . . . . . . . . Pounds
LBA . . . . . . . Logical block addressing
LCD. . . . . . . Liquid-crystal display
m . . . . . . . . . Meters
mA . . . . . . . . Milliampere
mAhr . . . . . . Milliampere hour
MB. . . . . . . . Megabyte
mm . . . . . . . millimeter
MPEG . . . . . Motion Picture Experts Group
MPU . . . . . . Microprocessor unit
ms . . . . . . . . Millisecond
PDF . . . . . . . Portable document format
PC . . . . . . . . Personal computer
PCI . . . . . . . Peripheral component interconnect
PCMCIA. . . Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
POST. . . . . . Power-on self-test
PNP . . . . . . . Plug and play
PS/2 . . . . . . . Personal System/2
RAM . . . . . . Random-access memory
ROM . . . . . . Read-only memory
SVGA . . . . . Super video graphics array
TFT . . . . . . . Thin-film transistor
USB . . . . . . . Universal serial bus
V . . . . . . . . . Volt
VAC . . . . . . Voltage alternating current
VCC . . . . . . Voltage collector current
VDC . . . . . . Voltage direct current
whr . . . . . . . Watt hour
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Glossary
AC adapter
The AC (or alternating current) adapter regulates current coming into your
computer from the wall outlet. The current at the wall outlet is alternating current
and needs to be changed by the adapter to DC (direct current) before your
computer can use it for power.
ACPI
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)- a method for describing
hardware interfaces in terms abstract enough to allow flexible and innovative
hardware implementations and concrete enough to allow shrink-wrap OS code to
use such hardware interfaces.
BIOS
BIOS stands for basic input/output system. The BIOS is software (often called
firmware) that is independent of any operating system. It enables the computer to
communicate with the screen, keyboard, and other peripheral devices without
using programs on the hard disk.
The BIOS on your computer is flash BIOS, which means that it has been recorded
on a flash memory chip that can be updated if needed.
Boot
To start your computer. A cold boot resets the entire computer and runs through
all computer self-tests. A warm boot clears out computer memory only.
Boot disk
A disk containing operating system programs required to start your computer. A
boot disk can be a floppy disk, hard drive, or compact disc.
Byte
The basic unit of measure for computer memory. A character—such as a letter of
the alphabet—uses one byte of memory. Computer memory is often measured in
kilobytes (1,024 bytes) or megabytes (1,048,576 bytes).
Each byte is made up of eight bits. For more information on bytes and bits, see an
introductory book on computers.
Cache memory
Cache is very fast, zero-wait-state memory located between the microprocessor
and main memory. Cache reduces the average time required by the
microprocessor to get the data it needs from the main memory by storing recently
accessed data in the cache.
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CardBus
CardBus technology enables the computer to use 32-bit PC Cards. Hardware in
the computer and the Windows operating system provide support for the 32-bit
cards. The voltage of 32-bit cards (3.3 volts) is lower than that of 16-bit cards (5
volts). The 32-bit cards can transmit more data at a time than the 16-bit cards, thus
increasing their speed.
CMOS memory
CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) memory is powered by the
CMOS battery. The System Setup settings and other parameters are maintained in
CMOS memory. Even when you turn your computer off, the information in
CMOS memory is saved.
COM port
COM stands for communication. COM ports are the serial ports in your computer.
Compact Disc
A compact disc (CD).
Conventional memory
The first 640 KB of system memory. Operating systems and application programs
can directly access this memory without using memory-management software.
Disk
The device used by the computer to store and retrieve information. Disk can refer
to a floppy disk, hard disk, or RAM disk.
Disk cache
A software device that accumulates copies of recently used disk sectors in RAM.
The application program can then read these copies without accessing the disk.
This, in turn, speeds up the performance of the application.
A cache is a buffer for transferring disk sectors in and out of RAM. Data stored in
a disk cache is a copy of data already stored on the physical disk.
DMA (direct memory access)
A method of transferring data from a device to memory without having the data
pass through the microprocessor. Using DMA can speed up system performance.
DPMS
Display Power Management Signalling. Displays or monitors that comply with
this can be managed by the Power Management features found in the system
setup.
Floppy disk
A removable disk, also called floppy or diskette.
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Hard drive
Also called fixed disk. A hard drive is connected to the computer and can be
installed or removed. Data written to a hard drive remains until it is overwritten
or corrupted.
The 2.5-inch hard drive in your computer was designed for use in a notebook
computer. Because hard drives in notebook computers are smaller than those in
desktop computers, their maximum storage capacity may be less than that of
desktop hard drives. However, because of their smaller size, the drives handle
shock and vibration better than larger drives, which is important for a notebook
computer.
I/O
Input/output. Refers to peripheral devices, such as printers, that are addressed
through an I/O address.
I/O address
I/O stands for input/output. Peripheral devices, such as printers, are addressed
through the I/O port address.
IRQ (interrupt request line)
The IRQ is a hardware line that a device uses to signal the microprocessor when
the device needs the microprocessor’s services. The number of IRQs is limited by
industry standards.
LCD (liquid-crystal display)
The LCD screen on your computer differs from the display screen of a desktop
monitor. Most desktop monitors use CRT (cathode-ray tube) displays, which
work by moving an electron beam across phosphor dots on the back of the screen.
The phosphor dots light up to show the image. LCDs use a liquid-crystal solution
between two sheets of polarizing material. Electric current passing through the
liquid aligns the crystals so that light can or cannot pass through them, creating an
image.
MB (megabyte)
1,024 kilobytes.
Megabit
1,048,576 bits or about 128 kilobytes.
Operating system
A program that supervises the computer's operation, including handling I/O.
Application programs and users can request operating-system services. A user
might request operation-system services to copy files or format a disk. An
application program might use the operating system to obtain keyboard input,
write data to a file, or write data to a screen.
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PC Card
PC Card stands for personal computer card. The Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association (PCMCIA) defines the standards used to develop
all PC Cards. PC Card types include: modems, Ethernet adapters, SCSI adapters,
ATA cards, and memory cards.
PC slot
The PC slot is the hardware slot in the computer where the PC Card is placed.
Pixel
A pixel is an individual dot in a graphic displayed on your computer. The pixels
are so close together that they look as though they are connected. An LCD screen
displays thousands or millions of pixels.
Plug and Play
A plug and play operating system automatically configures computer components
to work with your system. With this type of operating system, you normally do
not need to set jumpers on devices or set memory addresses or IRQs.
RAM (random access memory)
The computer's system memory, including conventional and extended memory.
You can write to and read from RAM. Information stored in RAM is temporary,
and is erased when the system is turned off.
Refresh rate
The refresh rate is the rate at which the image on the LCD screen is rewritten to
the screen. A fast refresh rate helps keep the image from flickering.
Resolution
The resolution is the sharpness or clarity of the image on your LCD screen.
Resolution is measured by the number of pixels the computer’s screen can
display. For example, a resolution of 800 x 600 means that the screen can display
800 pixels in row and can display 600 rows. The more pixels displayed, the higher
the resolution and the better the image.
ROM (read-only memory)
Permanent computer memory dedicated to a particular function. For example, the
instructions for starting the computer when you first turn on power are contained
in ROM. You cannot write to ROM. (ROM is not the same as RAM).
Sector
Also known as disk sector. The portion of a track that is numbered and can hold
a specified number of characters (usually 512 KB).
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Shadow RAM
A write-protected area of RAM that contains a copy of the BIOS. As the computer
boots, the BIOS is copied from its permanent location in ROM to RAM. The
BIOS can be executed much faster in RAM than in ROM. The BIOS remains in
shadow RAM until you turn off the computer.
TFT (thin film transistor) LCD
A TFT LCD uses a separate transistor circuit to control each pixel. This
technology provides the best resolution for an LCD screen. A TFT LCD is also
sometimes called an active matrix LCD.
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Using Windows 2000
Samsung notebook provides Windows XP or 2000 as operating system depending on
the product model.
Because the use of Windows XP is similar to Windows 2000, the same User Guide
(Online Manual) is used regardless of operating system installed on your notebook.
However, since there are some differences in menus, screens, and operations, you need
to refer to this Guide if your notebook's operating system is Windows 2000.
Registering Windows 2000
The procedure for registering your Windows presented in the Installation Guide is
explained based on Windows XP. However, because registration procedure for
Windows 2000 is similar, you can proceed the registration by following the direction
displayed on the screens.
Locations of Programs folder and Control Panel
Location of Programs folder
Location of Control Panel
Click the Start button.
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Introducing Windows
Descriptions presented in ”Introducing Windows” (p 20) are applicable only to
Windows XP. For Windows 2000, location of menus, shape of icons and some uses
may differ from those of Windows XP.
To Playback Audio or Video CD
Just insert your audio or video CD into your CD drive. The associated application
program will start automatically and playback the audio or video files.
If your video CD is not played back automatically, locate and run the video file (for
example, DAT file) to playback on your video CD.
Writing Data to CD (Applicable to the model equipping with CD-RW)
Descriptions in p27”To write data on a CD (Option)” (p 27) section are applicable only
to Windows XP. For using CD-RW drive on Windows 2000, refer to the CD-RW
manual provided separately with your CD-RW.
Reinstalling Windows 2000
For reinstallation of Windows 2000, refer to ”Reinstalling Windows XP” (p 92) section
in the User Guide. The installation procedure for Windows 2000 is similar to Windows
XP, but some screens may differ.
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