Samsung | NT371B5MK | Samsung NT371B5MK User Manual(Windows 10)

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Table of contents
Getting started
3 About this manual
7Layout
12 Turning the computer on
and off
14 Unlocking the screen
14Windows
Basics
17Keyboard
19Touchpad
22 CD/DVD drive (ODD)
(optional)
23 Memory card slot
26
28
31
33
External display
Wired LAN
Wireless LAN
Using the security slot
Settings & Upgrade
Appendix
44 LCD brightness
46Volume
47 BIOS (Setup utility)
53Battery
67
68
72
74
84
Troubleshooting
87
Applications
34
35
36
40
41
42
Using applications
Samsung Settings
Samsung Security
Samsung Update
Online Support (S Service)
Samsung PC Help
(Self-help application)
43 Samsung PC Cleaner
57 Samsung Recovery
63 Windows recovery
function
63Q&A
2
90
102
104
Product specifications
Ergonomic tips
Powering your device
Safety precautions
Important safety
information
Replacement parts and
accessories
Regulatory compliance
statements
WEEE symbol information
Samsung package TakeBack program
Getting started
• This user manual describes procedures for using the
touchpad, mouse and touch screen. Instructions for using the
touch screen are for models with the touch screen feature.
• Images and screenshots are those of the representative model
of the series and may differ in appearance from the actual
product.
About this manual
• Content may differ from the final product and is subject to
change without prior notice. For the latest version of the
manual, refer to the Samsung website, www.samsung.com.
• This user manual is specially designed to detail the computer’s
functions and features.
• The user manual supplied with the computer may vary
depending on the model.
• Please read this manual before using the computer to ensure
safe and proper use.
• Optional accessories, some devices, and software referred to
in this manual may not be provided or may not be subject to
upgrades. Note that the computer environment referred in
the user manual may not be the same as your environment.
• Descriptions are based on the computer’s default settings
and the Windows 10 operating system. Available features and
additional services may vary depending on the computer or
operating system.
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Getting started
Instructional icons and expressions
Copyright
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
Copyright © 2017 Samsung Electronics
Caution: situations that could cause damage to the
computer or other equipment
No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, translated,
or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any
information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written
permission of Samsung Electronics.
This manual is protected under international copyright laws.
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Computer specifications or the contents of this manual may
be changed without prior notice due to an upgrade of the
computer’s functions.
The path you should follow to carry out an instruction. For
example, “select Settings → Devices” indicates that you
should select Settings and then Devices.
Select Click the mouse or tap the touchpad or touch screen.
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Getting started
• Intel and Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of the
Intel Corporation.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo, and
the term High Definition
Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC.
• Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
• All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their
respective owners.
Trademarks
• Samsung and the Samsung logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Samsung Electronics.
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
worldwide.
• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED™, and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of
the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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Getting started
Data precautions
Product capacity representation
Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any data loss. Please
take care to avoid losing any important data and back up your
data to prevent any such data loss.
Storage capacity representation
The capacity of the storage device (HDD, SSD) of the manufacturer
is calculated assuming that 1 KB = 1,000 Bytes.
Operating system and software support
However, the operating system (Windows) calculates the storage
device capacity assuming that 1 KB = 1,024 Bytes. Therefore, the
available capacity of the HDD in Windows is smaller than the
actual capacity due to the difference in capacity calculation. For
example, for an 80 GB HDD, Windows calculates the capacity as
74.5 GB, (80x1,000x1,000x1,000) Bytes/(1,024x1,024x1,024) Bytes
= 74.505 GB.
If you change the product’s factory OS (Operating System) to
another OS or if you install software which is not supported by the
product’s original factory OS, you will not receive any technical
support, product exchange or refund, and a fee will be charged
when requesting a service.
Please use your computer with the original factory OS. If you
install an OS other than the factory OS, data may be deleted or the
computer may not start.
In addition, the capacity representation in Windows may be even
smaller because some programs, such as Samsung Recovery, may
reside in a hidden area of the HDD.
Memory capacity representation
The available memory capacity in Windows is less than the actual
capacity of memory. This is because some memory is required for
regular system operations.
For example, for 1 GB (= 1,024 MB) memory installed, Windows
may report the capacity as 1,022 MB or less.
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Getting started
Layout
Front view
• Features or options may differ depending on the model.
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• The items marked as optional may not be provided or
may be provided in different locations.
1
2
• Since some space on the HDD/SSD is reserved for
system recovery and operations, the available space on
the HDD/SSD may be less than the actual capacity.
3
9
8
4
5
7
7
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Getting started
Number/Name
Microphone
(optional)
Camera (optional)
LCD
Description
• You can use the built-in
microphone.
• Using this camera, you can take
still pictures and record video.
• The screen’s images are displayed
here.
Power button
• Turns the computer on and off.
Keyboard
• Enter text or control computer
functions.
Number/Name
Touchpad/
Touchpad
buttons
Memory card slot
Description
• Moves the cursor and selects
options.
• Functions as a mouse.
• Insert a memory card into the slot.
• Shows the operating status of the
computer.
Operating status
LED
Speaker
Camera indicator
light (optional)
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– – Red: Charging
– – Green: Fully charged
– – Blue: Turned on
• Sound is emitted from the
speakers.
• This indicates the camera
operating status.
Getting started
Right view
Number/Name
CD/DVD drive
(ODD) (optional)
USB 2.0 port
1
2
3
Security slot
9
Description
• Reads CDs or DVDs.
• Since the CD/DVD drive is
optional, the drive may vary by
model.
• Connect various peripheral
devices, such as a mouse, camera,
or keyboard.
• Secure the computer by
connecting an optional lock and
cable to it.
Getting started
Left view
Number/Name
HDMI port
1
2
Number/Name
DC jack
Wired LAN port
External monitor
port
3
4
5
USB 3.0 port
or chargeable
USB 3.0 port
(optional)
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Description
• This jack connects to the AC
adapter to supply power to the
computer.
• Connect the Ethernet cable to
this port.
• Connect a monitor, TV, or
projector to your computer using
a 15 pin D-SUB interface.
Earpiece/Headset
jack
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Description
• Used to connect an HDMI cable
to an external device.
• USB ports to which you can
connect USB devices as well
as a chargeable USB port are
provided.
• The USB port can be used to
connect and charge a USB device.
The port can be distinguished
or
)
by the figure (
printed on the port of the
product.
• Connect an earpiece or a headset
to the computer to listen to
audio.
Getting started
Bottom view
Number/Name
Battery
1
2
2
Battery latches
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Description
• A rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
that supplies power to the computer.
• The latches used to secure and
release the battery.
Getting started
3 The computer turns on automatically when the LCD panel is
Turning the computer on and off
opened.
Fully charge the battery using the AC adapter before using
the computer for the first time.
If the computer does not turn on automatically, press the
Power button.
Turning the computer on
1 Before turning on the computer, check that the battery is
charged and charge it if necessary.
2 Open the LCD panel.
Set the device not to automatically turn on the computer
when the LCD panel is opened.
1. Select the Start button (
Settings.
) → Samsung → Samsung
2. Select Convenience → Auto Booting → OFF.
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Getting started
About Windows Activation
Turning the computer off
When you turn the computer on for the first time, the Windows
activation screen appears.
1 Select the Start button (
2 Select → Shut down.
Follow the activation procedures according to the instructions on
the screen to use the computer.
).
The computer’s date and time may be incorrect when you turn it
on for the first time. They may also be incorrect if the battery has
been fully discharged or removed. To set the date and time, go
to the desktop taskbar and right-click the clock area. Then, select
Adjust date/time and set the current date and time.
• Save all data before turning off the computer.
• Since the procedures to turn the computer off may
differ depending on the installed operating system,
turn the computer off according to the procedures for
the purchased operating system.
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Getting started
Unlocking the screen
Windows
To unlock the lock screen, do one of the following:
Microsoft Windows is an operating system that is used to control a
computer.
• Mouse: Click the lock screen.
• Images and available features may differ depending on
the model and operating system.
• Keyboard: Press any key.
• Touchpad: Tap the touchpad.
If the account has a password, enter the password to log in after
unlocking the screen.
• This manual is designed for Windows 10 and content
may differ depending on the OS version.
• The image displayed on the desktop screen may differ
between models and OS versions.
Configuring the Windows Settings
You can configure the basic system settings, such as installing
or uninstalling apps and managing accounts, on the Windows
Settings screen.
Select the Start button (
)→
.
Then, select an option you want to change after the Windows
Settings screen appears.
You can also configure the settings from the Control Panel
like previous OS versions. Select the Start button ( ) →
Windows System → Control Panel.
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Getting started
Using a multi desktop
Deleting a desktop
Multi desktop allows you to work on various tasks at the same
time via multiple desktops. You can use different desktops for
various purposes.
1 Select on the taskbar.
2 Move the cursor over the desktop icon you want to delete.
Then, select
Creating a new desktop
in the upper-right corner of the icon.
Moving a program to another desktop
1 Select on the taskbar.
2 Select New desktop.
1 Select on the taskbar.
2 Select a program or window you want to move.
A new desktop will be added. You can select a desktop from
the list displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Multi desktop list
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Getting started
• You can enable or disable push notifications for
applications. You can also set personalized hot keys
to appear in the action center by selecting the Start
→ System → Notifications &
button ( ) →
actions.
Action Center
The Windows 10 action center allows you to receive system
notifications, such as updates, and push notifications, such as
emails and SNS updates. You can also adjust settings conveniently.
For example, you can select wireless network options or adjust the
volume and screen brightness via hot keys in the action center.
• Select Expand or Collapse to expand or minimize the
action center menu and select the feature you want to
use.
Checking notifications
1 Select on the taskbar.
2 When the action center panel appears, select a message to
check it.
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Basics
Keyboard
Enter text or access computer functions with the keyboard.
• Images and available features may differ depending on the model and operating system.
• The keyboard layout may differ depending on the country.
Using hot keys
• Press the Fn Lock key and then press a hot key.
To use keyboard hot keys, do one of the following:
• Press and hold the Fn key and press a hot key.
→
+
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Basics
Hot key functions
Key/Icon
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
Key/Icon
Description
• Samsung Settings: Launch the Samsung
Settings application.
F11
F12
Fn +
• Screen brightness control: Adjust the
brightness of the display.
Description
• Turn off the camera and sound recorder
to prevent unauthorized access and illegal
recording.
• Wi-Fi network: Turn the Wi-Fi feature on or off.
• Right-click: Perform the right-click function.
If the hot keys do not work properly, install the Samsung
Settings application.
• LCD/External monitor: Switch between the
LCD and an external display device when an
external display device is connected to the
computer.
• Touchpad: Turn the touchpad function on or
off.
• Mute: Mute or unmute the audio.
• Volume Control: Adjust the volume level.
• Turn the LCD on or off.
• Hide a selected window by decreasing its
brightness and opacity.
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Basics
Touchpad
Clicking
Tap the touchpad or press the left touchpad button.
Use the touchpad to move the cursor or select an item. The left
and right buttons of the touchpad act the same as the left and
right buttons of a mouse.
Tap
• Use the touchpad only with fingers. The touchpad will
not recognize actions of other objects.
or
Click
• Images and the touchpad layout may differ depending
on the model.
Basic touchpad functions
Double-clicking
Moving
Double-tap the touchpad or press the left touchpad button twice.
To move the cursor, move a finger on the touchpad.
Tap-tap
or
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Click-click
Basics
Gesture functions
Right-clicking
This function enables right-clicking.
Swiping
To right-click an item, press the right touchpad button.
To scroll up, down, left or right to a desired location, swipe with
two fingers on the touchpad.
Click
or
Dragging
To move an icon or an app tile to a desired location, press and hold
it and then drag it to the target position with the left touchpad
button pressed.
Move
Press and hold the
left touchpad button
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Basics
Pinching
Configuring touchpad gestures
To zoom in, spread two fingers apart while viewing a website,
map, or image. Pinch to zoom out.
Configure touchpad gestures to use the touchpad more efficiently.
Select the Start button (
desired options.
)→
→ Devices → Touchpad →
Some options in the touchpad settings may not be
available depending on the model.
Touchpad lock
Press and hold the Fn key and press the F5 key to lock the
touchpad.
+
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Basics
2 When the CD tray ejects, insert a CD or DVD.
3 Push the CD tray inward until it clicks into place.
CD/DVD drive (ODD) (optional)
1 Press the Eject button on the optical disc drive.
The operating status LED of the CD/DVD drive will turn on.
• Do not insert warped, cracked, or heavily scratched
discs into the drive. Damaged discs may spin too
quickly and can damage the drive.
• Do not eject discs while the operating status LED is on.
1
Number
2
• The appearance of your external drive may differ in
appearance from the images in this manual.
3
• If the drive will not open when the power is off, insert a
) into the eject pinhole to open the tray
paper clip (
manually.
Description
• When cleaning a CD or DVD, wipe it with a soft cloth
from the inside edge towards the outside edge.
• Operating status LED
• Eject button
• Reading and writing speeds may differ depending on
the condition of the disc and the media type.
• Eject pinhole
• Do not insert a CD or DVD that is not circular.
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Basics
Memory card slot
To use a mini or micro card, insert the card into an adapter before
inserting it into the memory card slot.
Use a memory card to transfer data to other devices, such as
digital cameras or MP3 players. Memory cards are sold separately.
Purchase a memory card with the necessary capacity for the
requirement.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with
the computer. Using an incompatible card may damage
the computer or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
This computer supports the following types of memory cards.
• Use caution to insert the memory card in the indicated
direction.
Abbreviation
Description
SD
• Secure Digital
mini SD
• mini Secure Digital
micro SD
• micro Secure Digital
SDHC
• Secure Digital High Capacity
mini SDHC
• mini Secure Digital High Capacity
micro SDHC
• micro Secure Digital High Capacity
SDXC
• Secure Digital eXtended Capacity
micro SDXC
• micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity
• Store the card separately to prevent losing the card
when moving the computer.
• Memory card speeds vary.
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Basics
Inserting a memory card
1 If a dummy card or a memory card adapter is inserted in the
memory card slot, remove it.
2 Insert a memory card into the memory card slot in the
indicated direction.
Use a memory card adapter to insert a micro memory card
into the memory card slot. For mini memory cards, use a mini
card adapter.
A memory card adapter is an optional item and may not
be provided with some models.
3 Select the pop-up message to open the memory card folder.
If a pop-up message appears, select the corresponding
window → Continue without scanning.
4 Select Open folder to view files.
5 Save, move, or delete data on the memory card.
The memory card folder opens only on the desktop.
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Basics
• To use a memory card to exchange data with a digital
device, such as a digital camera, formatting the data
with the digital device is recommended.
Removing a memory card
Grasp the end of the card and pull it out of the slot.
• When trying to use a formatted memory card in
another digital device, format the memory card again in
the device.
Formatting a memory card
Format the memory card to remove all data or before using it for
the first time.
• Data protected by copyright laws cannot be reviewed
or modified.
Formatting a memory card deletes all data saved on
the card. If necessary, back up important data before
formatting the card.
• Inserting and removing a memory card repeatedly may
damage the memory card.
• Secure Digital Input Output (SDIO) is not supported.
1 On the taskbar, select File Explorer ( ).
2 Right-click the memory card drive, and then select Format.
3 Select Start.
• If the write-protect tab is in the locked position, you
cannot format, write, or delete data on the card.
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Basics
2 Connect the other end of the cable to the D-SUB port or HDMI
External display
port of the external display.
Connecting the computer to an external display device can be
useful for presentations or when watching a movie. The cables
required to connect an external display are sold separately. The
computer supports either VGA or HDMI cables.
VGA cable
<When using a VGA cable>
Monitor port
D-SUB port
HDMI cable
<When using a HDMI cable>
• Check the available ports on the display device to
ensure that it is compatible with the computer.
HDMI port
• If both types of ports are available, the HDMI port is
recommended for better audio and video quality.
Connecting to a display
1 Connect the VGA cable or HDMI cable to the corresponding
port of the computer.
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HDMI port
Basics
3 Connect the power cord to the external display.
4 Turn on the display and change its display mode to one that
6 Select a mode.
PC screen only
supports an external input.
Show the screen on the computer monitor only.
Duplicate
5 Press and hold the Fn key and press the F4 key.
Show the screen on both the computer and the
external display.
Extend
Extend the screen to the external display.
Second screen only
Show the screen on the external display only.
You can select the dual view (extend) mode.
→ System → Display,
Select the Start button ( ) →
and then select Detect on the Multiple displays option.
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Basics
Wired LAN
Wired LAN
To access the Internet at home, set up an account with an Internet
service provider (ISP). To purchase Internet service and a modem,
contact a local ISP.
1 Connect a LAN cable to the LAN port on the computer.
2 Select the Start button ( ) → → Network & Internet →
Ethernet → Change adapter options.
• Some features or procedures may differ depending on
the model.
• These descriptions are written for Windows 10, so some
figures and descriptions may differ from your operating
system. Since the procedures for other Windows
operating systems are similar, use the computer
referring to these descriptions.
3 Right-click Ethernet and select Properties. The LAN device
name may differ depending on the computer’s network
device.
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Basics
4 Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the
5 Configure the IP settings.
list below This connection uses the following items →
Properties.
• When using DHCP, select Obtain an IP address
automatically.
• The Network Component name may differ depending on
the operating system.
• When not using DHCP, contact the network administrator
for the IP address. To use a static IP address, select Use the
following IP address and set the IP address manually.
6 Select OK to save the settings.
• To add a network item such as a client, service, or protocol,
select Install... under the list of network items.
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Basics
4 Restart the computer.
Wake on LAN (WOL) feature
Activate the system remotely from sleep mode when a signal,
such as a magic packet command, is received via a wired LAN.
• If the computer wakes up from sleep mode inadvertently,
disable the Wake on LAN feature.
1
• This feature may not work while using other power saving
features. To disable other sleep functions, select the Start
→ System → Power & sleep.
button ( ) →
→ Network & Internet →
Select the Start button ( ) →
Ethernet → Change adapter options.
• When connected to a 100 Mbps/1 Gbps wired LAN, a
message appears informing the user of connection to
a 10 Mbps/100 Mbps wired LAN when the computer
wakes from sleep mode. This happens because
restoring the network takes about 3 seconds. When the
network is restored, the computer will be connected to
the 100 Mbps/1 Gbps LAN.
• When the system is running on battery power, it may
take a few seconds for the connection to be established
when connecting a LAN cable. This is the result of
power saving features designed to reduce battery
consumption.
2 Right-click Ethernet and select Properties.
3 Select Configure… → Power Management → Allow this
• When the system is running on battery power, the
speed of a wired LAN is decreased automatically
to reduce battery consumption. In this case, a
1 Gbps/100 Mbps LAN would function at the speed of a
100 Mbps/10 Mbps connection.
device to wake the computer → OK.
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Basics
Wireless LAN
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Connect the computer to a wireless network to use the Internet.
1 On the taskbar, select
The descriptions below are for computer models with
a Wireless LAN card or device. A Wireless LAN device is
optional. The pictures in this manual may differ from the
actual product depending on the wireless LAN device
model.
AP List
About Access Point (AP)
An Access Point (AP) is a network device that bridges wired
and wireless LANs and corresponds to a wireless hub in a wired
network. Multiple devices can be connected to an AP.
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.
Basics
2 Select a network from the list of detected wireless networks
Deactivating the Wi-Fi feature
and select Connect automatically → Connect.
When you are not using the Wi-Fi feature, turn it off to save battery
power.
1 Select on the taskbar.
2 Select Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi feature is deactivated.
3 Enter a password, if necessary, and select Next.
Once the computer has been connected to a wireless
network, it will attempt to connect to it automatically when
it is available. If you require a network password, contact the
system administrator.
Airplane mode
This disables all wireless functions on your computer. You can use
only non-network services.
To activate Airplane mode, on the taskbar, select
mode.
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→ Airplane
Basics
Using the security slot
You can secure the computer by connecting a lock and cable to
the security slot.
Tie the lock and cable to a fixed object and install the other end of
the cable to the security slot.
1
2
To use this feature, you must purchase a lock and cable
(sold separately). Your product may differ from the one
shown above. For more information, refer to your lock’s
manual.
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Applications
Using applications
• Images and features may differ depending on the
model and the application version.
• Some applications may not be supported depending
on the model.
• Applications that are provided by Samsung can be
installed from Samsung Update.
• Third-party software related services
For descriptions about and service requests for
third-party applications, please contact the relevant
manufacturer. Some troubleshooting actions in
response to service requests may not work depending
on the application manufacturer.
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Applications
Samsung Settings
Menu
Description
Samsung Settings, a Samsung-integrated settings application,
offers various settings functions.
Quick Settings
• Set quick settings.
Convenience
• Set system settings.
Power Management
• Set power-related settings.
Network
• Set network functions and settings.
Display
• Set the screen brightness and color.
Audio
• Set sound settings.
Images and features may differ depending on the model
and the application version.
1 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Settings.
2 Select an option to configure the corresponding function.
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Applications
Samsung Security
Setting the privacy folder
Create a privacy folder to hide the folder from other users, and
save it safely by using Samsung Security. Improve your computer’s
security with the security cam feature, and lock your computer
with a pattern instead of a Windows password. You can also set
other various privacy protection features.
1 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Security.
2 Select Privacy Folder → Create Windows password.
Follow the on-screen instructions to create a password.
Features may differ depending on the model and the
application version.
3 Select the Inactive switch, and enter your password, then
select OK.
4 Select Select Folder and select a folder as the privacy folder.
The folder will be changed to the privacy folder.
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Applications
Using the privacy folder
Setting the secret screen
1 Press and hold the key and press the F12 key.
2 Enter the password and select OK.
3 Check the privacy folder in the File Explorer. You can save or
When you work with your private information or open a window
you wish to keep private, create a secret window to prevent an
invasion of your privacy.
1 Select the Start button (
Security.
move files into the privacy folder.
2 Select Secret Screen.
Hiding the privacy folder
Press and hold the
privacy folder.
) → Samsung → Samsung
key and press the F12 key to hide the
The privacy folder will not appear in the File Explorer.
3 Select a secret screen effect and drag the adjustment bar to
set the opacity or darkness level.
• Dark Screen Effect: Make the window black.
• Opacity Effect: Make the window transparent.
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Applications
Using the security cam
Using the secret screen
Press and hold the
secret screen.
key and press the F11 key to enable the
If an unregistered user tries to access your computer, the security
cam feature is activated and takes a photo. The photo and any
usage information will be sent to your registered email.
The secret screen feature may not be available depending
on the program in use.
1 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Security.
Using the block recording
2 Select Security Cam → Create Windows password.
If your computer is hacked, the block recording feature prevents
the use of the camera and the microphone. You can protect your
computer system and your privacy safely.
Follow the on-screen instructions to create a password.
Select the Start button ( ) → Samsung → Samsung Security →
Block Recording and then select the switch to turn on the block
recording feature.
The block recording feature may not be available if the
security cam feature is activated.
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Applications
3 After creating your password, select Set Email Address.
2 Select Pattern Log-in → Create Windows password.
Follow the on-screen instructions to register your email
address.
Follow the on-screen instructions to create a password.
4 Select the switch to turn on the feature.
The security cam feature may not be available if the block
recording feature is activated.
Setting the pattern log-in
1 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
3 Select the switch to turn on the feature, enter your password
Security.
and select OK.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set a pattern.
The pattern log-in feature will be activated.
When you change the Windows password, set a pattern
again.
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Applications
3 Select Install & Update.
Samsung Update
Install and update Samsung applications and drivers on the
computer easily and conveniently. This application enables the
user to search for or download the BIOS, drivers, and applications
over the Internet. Keep the computer performing better and more
stably with Samsung Update.
• To check for available updates, the computer must be
connected to the Internet.
• Only applications that have been installed with this
application can be updated.
• Images and features may differ depending on the
model and the application version.
1 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Update.
4 Select items to update and select OK.
2 Read and agree to the User Agreement.
This step appears only when the application runs for the first
time.
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Applications
2 Select Online Support (S Service) on the main page.
Online Support (S Service)
Enter the Contents and select Request.
A service associate can resolve any problems you have with your
computer using the online chat and remote control program. You
can receive the help when you are having trouble using Samsung
software.
Online Support (S Service)
You can access the online service for free for a certain period of
time after purchasing your computer.
• Online Support (S Service) may not be offered or its
version may be different depending on the model you
are using.
• If Online Support (S Service) is not installed, select the
Start button ( ) → Store ( ) and, search for S Service
to download it.
1 Select the Start button (
3 You can speak to a service associate to resolve your
) → Online Support (S Service).
computer’s problems.
Waiting times may vary depending on the network and
number of waiting customers.
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Applications
Samsung PC Help (Self-help
application)
Using Samsung PC Help
1 On a smartphone, tap Samsung PC Help.
2 On the Samsung PC Help main screen, select the desired
Use Samsung PC Help to access help-related content for
Samsung computers from a smartphone.
menu.
Watch the Samsung PC Help videos to become familiar with new
functions or to find solutions to problems.
You may incur additional charges when you access
content.
For more information, visit www.samsungpchelp.com.
Installing Samsung PC Help
1 On a smartphone, tap Play Store and search for Samsung PC
Help.
2 Tap INSTALL → ACCEPT to complete the setup.
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Applications
Samsung PC Cleaner
You can check the apps, services, and disk usage information of
your computer with Samsung PC Cleaner. It also maintains the
system performance by removing unnecessary programs and files.
Select the Start button (
) → Samsung PC Cleaner.
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Settings & Upgrade
Controlling brightness using the taskbar
On the taskbar, select
brightness.
→
. You can adjust the level of
LCD brightness
Adjust the LCD brightness to reduce eye strain and save power.
Controlling brightness using the keyboard
• To dim the LCD screen, press and hold the Fn key and press
the F2 key.
• The LCD screen is automatically set to the brightest
level when the AC adapter is connected. The LCD screen
automatically becomes dimmer when the AC adapter is
disconnected.
+
• The computer has an automatic screen brightness
adjustment to extend the battery usage time. When
necessary, the screen brightness is gradually adjusted.
• To brighten the LCD screen, press and hold the Fn key and
press the F3 key.
+
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Settings & Upgrade
2 Select Display → Display Color, and then select an option.
Changing display mode
• Auto mode: Optimizes the screen automatically for the
currently running program.
Select the optimal screen settings based on your activity.
Some options may not be available depending on the
model.
1 Select the Start button (
• Dynamic: Makes scenes more vivid and clear.
• Standard: Appropriate for normal environments and
convenient for most situations.
) → Samsung → Samsung
Settings.
• Photo Editing: Appropriate for viewing photos.
• Reading: Appropriate for reading documents.
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Volume
• To mute or unmute the volume, press and hold the Fn key and
press the F6 key.
Adjust the system volume or sound volume when playing music
or video.
+
Controlling volume using the keyboard
• To turn down the volume, press and hold the Fn key and press
the F7 key.
Controlling volume using the taskbar
+
1 Select on the taskbar.
2 Drag the adjustment bar to the desired volume.
• To turn up the volume, press and hold the Fn key and press
the F8 key.
+
Volume adjustment bar
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Settings & Upgrade
BIOS (Setup utility)
Entering the BIOS screen
Define a boot password, change the boot priority, or configure the
installed chipsets.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Before the Samsung logo appears, press the F2 key several
• Incorrect settings may cause the system to malfunction
or crash.
times.
• The BIOS setup screens, menus, and items may appear
differently depending on the model and BIOS version.
• If the computer is password-protected, press the F2 key
several times before the password screen appears.
• BIOS setup functions are subject to upgrades.
• If the password screen or the Windows start screen
appears, restart the computer and try again.
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Settings & Upgrade
The BIOS screen
Number
Name
The BIOS setup screen appears as shown below.
• Setup items
You can change BIOS settings using the keyboard or mouse.
• Setup tools
– – Help: View the help for BIOS set up.
– – Default: Return to the default settings.
– – Restore: Cancel changes.
– – Save: Save settings.
– – Exit: Exit BIOS setup.
• Help
• Setup menu
– – SysInfo: View the basic specifications of the
computer.
– – Advanced: Configure the chipsets and
additional functions.
– – Security: Configure security functions.
– – Boot: Configure peripherals and
boot-related settings.
The BIOS setup screen appears only in English.
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Settings & Upgrade
Boot password
Setting passwords
Setting a password with the BIOS enhances protection against
viruses and hacking attacks.
There are three password settings available: Supervisor Password,
User Password, and HDD Password.
• Supervisor Password (low security level): This password is
required when turning on the computer or entering the BIOS
setup.
• Do not forget your password or expose it to others.
• If you forget the Supervisor Password or HDD
Password, request assistance from the Samsung
Service Center. In this case, a service fee will be charged.
• User Password (low security level): This password is required
to enter the BIOS setup. This password will be deactivated
automatically if the Supervisor Password is disabled.
• If you forget the User Password, disable the Supervisor
Password, and the User Password is also automatically
disabled.
• HDD Password (high security level): This password is required
to access the hard disk drive (HDD) from another computer.
This password may not be supported, depending on the
model.
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5 Enter a password and select Ok.
Setting a boot password
The password can be up to 20 characters.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Before the Samsung logo appears, press the F2 key several
6 Enter the password again to confirm it and select Ok.
7 Select Save → Ok to save and restart.
times.
3 Access the Security menu.
4 Select a password type (Supervisor Password, User
• To enable the Password On Boot option, set a
Supervisor Password and enter the password when
starting up the computer.
Password, or HDD Password).
• To change the HDD Password after setting it, restart
the computer.
If you cannot select an item or the HDD Password Frozen
message appears, turn off the computer and turn it on again.
Then, press the F2 key several times before the Samsung logo
appears to enter the BIOS setup screen.
• For some models, if the password entered message
appears in the Setup Notice window, select Ok to
complete the setup.
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Removing a password
Boot priority
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Before the Samsung logo appears, press the F2 key several
Change the boot priority from the BIOS setup.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Before the Samsung logo appears, press the F2 key several
times.
times.
3 Access the Security menu.
4 Select a password type (Supervisor Password, User
3 Access the Boot menu.
4 Select Boot Device Priority.
5 Select an option menu to open the list.
6 Select an option.
7 Select Save → Ok to save and restart.
Password, or HDD Password).
5 Enter the current password and select Ok.
6 Without entering any characters, select Ok → Ok.
7 Select Save → Ok to save and restart.
For some models, to cancel the password, select Cancel in
the Setup Notice window.
Select Exit → Ok to restart without saving the changes.
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Settings & Upgrade
3 Select Advanced → Smart Battery Calibration.
Using the Battery Calibration Function
When charging/discharging the battery repeatedly for a short
time only, the battery usage time may be reduced by the
difference between the actual battery charge and the remaining
charge display.
In this case, the actual battery charge and the remaining charge
display will be the same by discharging the battery completely
using the Battery Calibration function, and then recharging it
again.
Touch Pad Mouse
USB Charge In Sleep Mode
On
Off
USB S3 Wake-up
BIOS Adaptive Brightness
Off
On
Smart Battery Calibration >
The screen images and terms may differ from the actual
product depending on the computer model and driver
version.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copy (C) XXXX American Megatrends, Inc.
4 The Battery Calibration function is activated and the battery is
forcefully discharged. To stop the operation, press the Esc key.
1 Disconnect the AC power adapter after turning off the
This operation requires 3–5 hours depending on the battery
capacity and the remaining battery charge.
computer.
2 Turn the computer back on, and press the F2 key to enter the
Setup screen.
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Settings & Upgrade
Battery
Charging the battery
Fully charge the battery using the AC adapter before using the
computer for the first time.
1 Connect the power cable to the AC adapter.
2 Connect the AC adapter to the DC jack of the computer.
3 Plug the power cable into an electric socket.
• Use only Samsung-approved AC adapters, batteries,
and cables. Unapproved adapters or cables can cause
the battery to explode or damage the computer.
• Incorrectly connecting the charger may cause serious
damage to the computer.
• You can use the computer while it is charging, but
the battery charging time may increase. If the battery
temperature rises too much, the charging may stop as a
safety measure.
2
3
To restore the battery power after cutting it, connect the
AC adapter.
1
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4 When the battery is fully charged, the operating status LED
Installing/Removing the Battery
turns green. Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer.
1 Shutdown the system, close the LCD panel and place the
computer upside down on a flat surface.
2 Pull the two battery latches outward
, then remove the
battery.
Operating status LED
Status
• Red: Charging
• Green: Fully charged
• Blue: Turned on
5 Unplug it from the electric socket.
3 To reinstall the battery, slide the battery into the computer.
The battery latches will automatically secure the battery to
the computer.
Check if the battery latches have moved inward.
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Battery status
Saving battery power
Move the cursor over the battery icon on the taskbar to view the
current battery charge.
On the taskbar, select
→ Battery saver.
Battery saver mode is activated.
Battery saver mode is disabled when the AC adapter is
connected.
Viewing the current battery charge when the
computer is turned off
Connect or disconnect the AC adapter from the computer to view
the current battery charge when the computer is turned off.
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Battery usage time
When the battery has expired
Batteries are replaceable items and over time the battery’s
capacity to hold a charge and its power level is reduced. If a
battery can only hold its charge for half of the time that it could
when new, it is recommended to purchase a new, replacement
battery.
Batteries are consumable parts and the current battery cannot be
used as the battery life has expired. Please replace it with a new
battery (genuine) to prevent data loss and ensure safe usage.
Whether or not batteries can be used is determined based on
safety evaluations. To prevent data loss while replacing batteries,
please be sure to save your work first.
Checking battery life instruction messages
Instruction messages related to battery life are displayed
properly when the Samsung Settings application is
installed on your computer. The messages may vary
depending on the model and software version.
When the battery has expired, an instruction message may appear
on the screen. To prevent the computer from losing data and to
use the computer safely, follow the on-screen instructions.
When battery expiration is imminent
Batteries are consumable parts and the remaining battery life is
currently low. Continued use may result in charge or discharge
failures. Whether or not batteries can be used is determined
based on safety evaluations. Please replace it with a new battery
(genuine) to prevent data loss and ensure safe usage.
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Troubleshooting
• The Samsung Recovery application may not be
provided in models with less than 64 GB of storage. If
you cannot access the Samsung Recovery application,
refer to Windows recovery function.
• Some functions may differ or may be unavailable
depending on the version. Refer to the application’s
help information.
Samsung Recovery
When a problem occurs with the computer, it is easy to restore
the computer back to the factory default settings by using the
Samsung Recovery application (Recovery/Backup). It is also
possible to restore the computer to a previously backed up point.
Back up important data regularly before a problem occurs with
the computer.
• The Samsung Recovery application (Recovery/Backup)
is not available when using CD/DVD drives.
• Recovering the computer erases the data or
applications saved after a backup point. Therefore, back
up important data regularly before a problem occurs
with the computer.
• When you launch the application for the first time, read
and accept the Terms and Conditions when they display
on the screen.
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Troubleshooting
2 Select Backup management → Factory image → Recover.
Recovering to factory default
You can restore the computer to its factory default settings. If
necessary, back up important data to an external storage device
before restoring the system. See Backing up data.
1 When the computer starts Windows:
Select the Start button (
Recovery.
) → Samsung → Samsung
When the computer does not start Windows:
Turn on the computer and press the F4 key several times.
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Troubleshooting
3 Select Recover.
Backing up data
Back up important data to an alternate internal drive or an
external storage device regularly to prevent data loss.
Backing up the current system
You can back up the factory default system or current system to an
alternate internal drive or an external storage device.
1 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Recovery → Backup management → New backup.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery.
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Troubleshooting
2 Select a drive from the drive list → Backup.
Backing up data
• When backing up to an external storage device, connect
the device to the computer and then select the external
drive.
You can back up data files and folders.
1 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Recovery → Data backup.
2 Select the files or folders to back up and choose a storage
device to save the data to and then select Backup.
• If you want to save the data on an external storage device,
connect an external storage device to your computer first.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the backup.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the backup.
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Troubleshooting
3 Select Backup management → a backup image → Recover.
Recovering after a backup
Select a backup point saved on an alternate internal drive or an
external storage device to recover the computer to that point.
1 When backing up to an external storage device, connect the
device to the computer.
2 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Recovery.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete data recovery.
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Troubleshooting
4 Select a recovery point → Disk copy.
Copying the drive (making a disk image)
The data on the disk is copied to the new disk.
To replace the drive, move the data to the new drive by making a
disk image. The new drive must be large enough to hold the data
from the current drive. Purchase an external hard drive connector
separately to connect the new drive to the computer.
1 Connect the new drive to the computer with an external hard
drive connector.
2 Select the Start button (
) → Samsung → Samsung
Recovery.
3 Select Disk copy.
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Windows recovery function
Q&A
If the Samsung Recovery application is not supported by the
computer, reinstall Windows using the recovery function of
Windows.
When experiencing problems with the computer, try these
solutions.
Windows
Reinstalling Windows will erase all data saved on the
computer. Back up application and personal data to an
external storage device before reinstalling Windows.
1 Select the Start button (
)→
How can I uninstall an application?
1 Select the Start button (
→ Update & security →
Recovery.
)→
→ Apps → Apps &
features.
2 Select Reset this PC → Get started.
3 Select Keep my files or Remove everything.
2 On the list, select an app to delete, and then select Uninstall.
After the system is recovered, select the Start button
( ) → Samsung → Samsung Update to install the
required Samsung applications.
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Troubleshooting
Samsung Recovery
How can I start my computer in DOS?
To start the computer in DOS via a USB device:
What is a Recovery Area?
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Before the Samsung logo appears, press the F2 key several
The computer has an additional partition for restoring data or
saving backup files (only for models with the Samsung Recovery
application). This partition is called a Recovery Area and it
includes a recovery image comprised of the operating system and
applications.
times.
3 Select the Boot menu.
4 Select Boot Device Priority.
5 Select the USB device for Boot Option #1.
6 Set Fast BIOS Mode to Off.
7 Set Secure Boot Control to Off.
8 Set OS Mode Selection to CSM OS.
9 Select Save → Ok to save and restart.
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Troubleshooting
Why is the capacity representation of the hard disk
drive (HDD) in Windows different from the product
specifications?
What is a recovery image?
This refers to the operating system, drivers, and software that are
converted to a data image. It is required to recover the computer
and is embedded in the computer’s HDD. However, this is not
provided for storage devices where the capacity is less than 64 GB,
due to their small capacities.
The capacity of the storage device (HDD or SSD) of the
manufacturer is calculated assuming that 1 KB = 1,000 Bytes.
However, the operating system (Windows) calculates the storage
device capacity assuming that 1 KB = 1,024 Bytes, and therefore
the capacity representation of the HDD in Windows is smaller than
the actual capacity. The capacity representation in Windows may
be smaller than the actual capacity because some applications
occupy a certain area of the HDD outside of Windows.
How can I restore a computer that does not have the
Samsung Recovery application?
Restore the computer with the recovery function provided by
Windows. Refer to the Recover Functionality item in the help for
more details.
For models with the Samsung Recovery application, the HDD
capacity representation in Windows may be smaller than the
actual capacity because the Samsung Recovery application
uses a hidden area of 5–20 GB of the HDD to save the recovery
image, and that hidden area is not counted towards the total
size available to Windows. The size of the Samsung Recovery
application varies by model.
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Miscellaneous
The camera and the microphone are not working.
How do I turn them on again?
When recording protect mode is activated, the camera and
microphone will not work.
Select the Start button ( ) → Samsung → Samsung Security →
Block Recording and tap the switch to turn the features off.
The computer does not turn on automatically when
the LCD panel is opened.
To turn on the computer, the LCD panel should be opened greater
than a certain angle.
The angle may differ depending on the model.
If the computer LED does not turn on automatically, press the
Power button.
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• Optional components may not be provided or different
components may be provided depending on the
model.
• The system specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Product specifications
• The Storage device capacity of a computer in which
Samsung Recovery is installed, is smaller than the
product specification.
The system specifications may differ depending on the derived
model. For detailed system specifications, refer to the product
catalog.
Item
Operating
environment
AC/DC rating
PC rating
• For some models, memory cannot be added or
upgraded due to the computer’s design. Also,
additional storage space cannot be added. To replace
the memory or storage, contact the Samsung Service
Center.
Specification
• Temperature: - 5–40 °C for storage,
10–35 °C when operating
• The amount of memory that Windows can use may be
smaller than the actual amount of memory available.
• Humidity: 5 –90 % for storage,
20–80 % when operating
• Input: 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz
• Output: 1 9 VDC, 3.16 A,
19 VDC, 4.74 A
• 19 VDC, 3.16 A (60 W),
19 VDC, 4.74 A (90 W)
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Appendix
Ergonomic tips
• Use an adjustable chair with firm, comfortable support.
• Adjust the height of your chair so that thighs are horizontal to
the floor and feet are flat on the floor.
Maintaining the proper posture during computer use is very
important to prevent physical injury. Improper or prolonged
keyboard use may result in repetitive strain injury. Viewing the
monitor screen for extended periods of time may result in eye
strain. Therefore, please follow these guidelines carefully when
setting up and using the computer.
• The back of the chair should support the lower back. Adjust
the backrest to fit your body properly.
• Sit back fully in your chair and straighten the back and neck.
Avoid leaning forward or craning your neck toward the
computer screen.
• Avoid using the computer while lying down or on your lap.
If the computer’s temperature increases, there is a danger of
burn injury.
Back and neck
• The instructions in this manual have been prepared
so that they can be applied to the range of needs of
general users. If the user is not included in the range,
the recommendations should be applied according to
the user’s needs.
• Images may differ from actual products.
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Arms and hands
• When using the keyboard and touchpad, the shoulders
should be relaxed. The upper arm and forearm should form an
angle that is slightly greater than a right angle, with the wrist
and hand in almost a straight line.
• Use a light touch when typing or using the touchpad and
keep the hands and fingers relaxed. Avoid rolling the thumbs
under your palms or supporting the wrists on the desk while
typing.
• Use an external keyboard and mouse when using the
computer for long periods. When using an external keyboard
and mouse, position the devices at the same height as the
computer and within comfortable reach.
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Appendix
Eye position and display illumination
Hearing and volume control
cm
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VOLUME
Check your volume!
• Ensure that the volume is not too loud before using the
headset or earpiece. Excessive exposure to loud sounds can
cause hearing damage.
• Position the screen at least 50 cm away from your eyes.
• Avoid setting the screen’s brightness settings excessively high.
• Always turn the volume down before plugging the earphones
into an audio source and use only the minimum volume
setting necessary to hear your conversation or music.
• Keep the screen clean.
• Avoid using headphones for long periods of time.
• If wearing glasses, clean them before using the computer.
• Default audio settings can be changed by software and driver
updates without your knowledge. Always recheck equalizer
and volume settings before listening to audio.
• Adjust the height of the screen so that its top edge is equal to
or just below the level of your eyes.
• When referring to printed content while typing, use a static
paper holder to hold the paper at about the same height as
the monitor.
• To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high
volume levels for long periods.
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Operating conditions
• If anyone related to you has experienced seizures or blackouts
while using a similar product, consult a physician before using
the computer.
• Take at least a 10 minute break every hour.
• Avoid using the computer in dark locations. Use the computer
with as much ambient light as you would when reading a
book.
• If you feel discomfort, such as a muscle spasm, or disoriented,
stop using the computer immediately and consult a physician.
• To prevent eye strain, take frequent breaks while using the
computer.
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries.
• Indirect illumination is recommended. Use a curtain to
prevent reflections and glare on the screen.
• While operating a computer and talking on the phone, use a
headset. Using the computer while holding a phone on your
shoulder or with your neck may lead to muscle strain or injury.
When you repetitively perform actions, such as pressing keys,
drawing characters on a touch screen with your fingers, or
playing games, you may experience occasional discomfort in your
hands, neck, shoulders, or other parts of your body. When using
your computer for extended periods, hold the computer with a
relaxed grip, press the keys lightly, and take frequent breaks. If you
continue to have discomfort during or after such use, stop using
the computer and consult a physician.
• Keep frequently used items within reach.
• Only use the computer within the temperature and humidity
ranges specified in this manual.
Use caution when exposed to flashing lights.
• While using your computer, leave some lights on in the room
and do not hold the screen too close to your eyes.
• Seizures or blackouts can occur when you are exposed to
flashing lights while watching videos or playing Flash-based
games for extended periods. If you feel any discomfort, stop
using the computer immediately.
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Powering your device
• You must insert the power plug when the power indicator
light (LED) is lit green. If the plug is connected properly, the
power indicator light remains green.
Charging the battery on an airplane
Otherwise, the power indicator light turns off. In this case,
disconnect the plug, verify that the power indicator light is
green and then reconnect the power plug.
Power outlets may vary by airplane. Choose the connection
method that fits your circumstances.
The power plug and auto adapter figures may differ from
the actual products.
Power Indicator Light (LED)
Center Holes
Using an AC power plug
220 V Power Plug
Insert the power plug pins into the center of the power outlet.
110 V Power Plug
Good Example O
• If the pins are not inserted into the centers of the holes, they
will not be fully connected. In this case, reconnect the power
plug.
Wrong Example X
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Using an auto adapter
Using an airplane charging converter
When a 12 VDC power supply is available a cigarette lighter socket
will be provided. Use the optional auto adapter to use the 12 VDC
power supply.
Depending on the type of airplane you are traveling on, use the
auto adapter and charging converter. Insert the airplane power
input jack into the airplane’s power outlet.
1 Insert the cigarette lighter socket of the auto adapter into the
1 Connect the auto adapter’s DC plug to the computer.
2 Connect the airplane charging converter (optional) to the
cigarette lighter socket.
2 Connect the DC plug of the auto adapter to the power input
auto adapter (optional).
port of the computer.
3 Insert the airplane power input jack into the power outlet.
Power outlet of the airplane
Cigar socket of the airplane
Auto adapter
2
1
1
Auto adapter
Charging converter
2
Cigar plug
DC plug
DC plug
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Cigar plug
2
DC jack
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Appendix
Safety precautions
Power related
Handle the power cord with care.
For your safety and security and to prevent damage, carefully read
the following safety instructions. This ’Safety precautions’ relate to
computer use. Some of the content may be not applicable to your
computer.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Do not use a damaged power cord.
• Do not overload a multi-outlet or an extension cord beyond
the specified voltage/current capacity.
• Since this is commonly applied to Samsung Computers,
some pictures may differ from actual products.
• Firmly insert the power cable into the AC adapter.
• The product mentioned in this guide refers to all items
supplied with the computer including the battery,
the AC adapter, and all other Samsung-provided
accessories.
• Do not unplug the power cord by pulling on the cable.
• Unplug the wall-mount AC adapter (integrated plug and
power adapter) from the wall outlet while holding the body
and pulling it in the direction of the arrow.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or fire.
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter firmly.
Warning
Failure to follow the instructions marked with this symbol may
result in physical injury or fatality.
An improper connection may result in a fire.
Use the approved adapter or cable included in the product box.
If you use the unapproved adapter or cable, it cause the damage
or malfunction of the computer.
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Use only properly earthed electric sockets or extension cords.
Battery usage related
Unearthed electric sockets or extension cords may cause electric
shock. Any connection to unearthed electric sockets or extension
cords may produce an electric field from a current leak.
Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories,
and supplies.
• Using generic batteries or chargers may shorten the life of
your product or cause the computer to malfunction. They may
also cause a fire or cause the battery to explode.
If water or other substances enters the product, disconnect
the power cable and contact a Samsung Service Center. For
notebook computers that are supplied with an optional
removable battery, disconnect the battery.
• Use only Samsung-approved battery and charger specifically
designed for your device. Incompatible battery and charger
can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or fire due to the
malfunction of the inner part.
• Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when
using accessories or supplies that are not approved by
Samsung.
Take care not to allow metal objects such as a key or clip to
touch the battery terminal (metal parts).
Do not let dust accumulate on the power cord or the electric
socket. Regularly wipe the power cord and the electric socket
with a dry cloth.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or fire.
Do not bend or damage the power cable or the AC adapter with
a heavy or sharp-edged object.
This may cause excessive current and result in fire, burns, or
damage to the battery.
A damaged cable or cord may result in electric shock or fire.
Keep the battery, AC adapter, and the power cord away from
infants, children, and pets.
If the computer or the computer battery leaks, emits strange
odors, or swells, immediately stop using the computer and
contact a Samsung Service Center.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or damage.
Failure to do so may result in an explosion or fire.
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Usage related
Replace a run-down battery with a new, Samsung-approved
battery.
Do not use the computer on heated floors or electric pads, or
on beds, blankets, or cushions that block the ventilation of the
computer.
Dispose of worn-out batteries properly.
• There is a danger of fire or explosion.
• The battery disposal method may differ depending on
your country and region. Dispose of the used battery in an
appropriate way.
When removing the real time clock (RTC) battery, keep it away
from infants and children.
A blocked vent causes the computer to overheat, resulting in an
explosion, fire, burns, or computer malfunction.
Do not use the computer in hot or humid locations, such as a
bathroom, sauna, or inside a car during summer.
Failure to do so may result in computer malfunction or electric
shock.
If a child swallows the battery, the child may suffocate. If this
happens, immediately contact a doctor.
The computer can be used in locations with an ambient
temperature of 10 °C to 35 °C and a relative humidity of 20 % to
80 %RH.
Do not throw or disassemble the battery and do not put it into
water.
There is a danger of injury, fire or explosion.
Charge the battery according to the instructions in the manual.
To avoid suffocation, keep the plastic bag away from infants and
children.
Failure to do so may cause an explosion or fire.
Putting a plastic bag over the head may result in suffocation.
Never heat the computer (or the battery) or put the computer
(or the battery) into a fire or microwaves.
Failure to do so may result in an explosion or fire.
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Before cleaning the computer, disconnect all the cables that are
connected to the computer. For notebook computers that are
supplied with an optional removable battery, disconnect the
battery.
Caution
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may result
in minor physical injury or damage to the computer.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or fire.
Keep the computer away from water or liquid.
Installation related
Water or liquid entering the computer may short-circuit the
computer, resulting in electric shock or fire.
Do not block the ports (holes), vents, etc. of the product and do
not insert objects.
If the computer is dropped or broken, disconnect the power
cord and contact a Samsung Service Center. For notebook
computers that are supplied with an optional removable
battery, disconnect the battery.
Damage to a component within the computer may cause electric
shock or fire.
When using the computer on its side, ensure the vents are clear
and facing upwards.
Using a broken computer may result in electric shock or fire.
Failure to do so, may cause the internal temperature of the
computer to rise and the computer to malfunction or halt.
Do not touch the computer’s surface or the vents for extended
periods while the computer is on.
Keep the computer’s vents at least 15 cm away from walls and
other objects.
Contact with the vent or the surface for extended periods may
result in low-temperature burns, such as redness on the skin.
Failure to do so may result in physical injury.
Do not carry your device in your back pockets.
• The device may be damaged, explode, or result in a fire if too
much pressure is applied to it.
• You may be injured if you are bumped or fall.
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Usage related
Do not place or use the computer on slanted or vibrating
surfaces.
Do not use the pen for unintended purposes, such as poking
the body like eyes or ears and do not put it in your mouth.
Failure to do so may result in computer malfunction or damage.
Do not place heavy objects on the product.
Doing so may result in physical injury.
This may cause a problem with the computer. In addition, the
object may fall and cause injury or damage the computer.
Do not place a candle, light cigar, etc. over or on the product.
There is a danger of fire.
Properly shut down, disconnect and secure the computer cables
before moving it.
Make sure to have the product tested by a safety service
engineer after repairing the product.
Failure to do so may damage the computer or cause someone to
trip over a loose cable.
Using a repaired product without testing it for safety may cause an
electric shock or fire.
In case of lightning, immediately turn the system off, disconnect
the power cord from the wall outlet and phone line from
modem.
There is a danger of electric shock or fire.
Connect only permitted devices to the connectors or ports of
the computer.
Failure to do so may result in an electric shock or fire.
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Close the LCD panel only after checking if the notebook
computer is turned off.
Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot
cooking equipment, or high pressure containers.
The temperature may rise and it may cause deformation of the
product.
• The battery may leak.
• Your device may overheat and cause a fire.
Do not use damaged or illegally modified CDs.
Do not press the eject button while the CD-ROM drive is in
operation.
There is a danger of damaging the product or personal injury.
You might lose data and the disc might be suddenly ejected and
could cause an injury.
Do not insert the fingers into the ports (holes), card slot, or
vents.
Do not drop or hit the computer against anything.
There is a danger of injury or electric shock.
Failure to do so may result in physical injury or computer
malfunction.
Use recommended computer cleansing solutions when
cleaning the product and only use the computer when it is
completely dry.
When handling computer parts, follow the instructions on the
manual supplied with the parts.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or fire.
Failure to do so may result in damage to the product.
You should not use a paper clip to perform an emergency
disc ejection while the disc is in motion. Make sure to use the
emergency disc eject method only when the Optical Disc Drive
has stopped.
If the product emits smoke or there is a burning smell,
disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet and contact a
Samsung Service Center immediately. For notebook computers
that are supplied with an optional removable battery,
disconnect the battery.
There is a danger of injury.
There is a danger of fire.
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Do not use your computer in a hospital or on an aircraft that can
be interfered with by radio frequency.
Do not place your face close to the Optical Disc Drive tray when
it is operating.
There is a danger of injury due to an abrupt ejection.
• Avoid using your computer within a 15 cm range of a
pacemaker, if possible, as your computer can interfere with
the pacemaker.
Do not use the product if it is cracked or broken.
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face.
Take the device to a Samsung Service Center to have it repaired.
• To minimize possible interference with a pacemaker, use your
computer only on the side of your body that is opposite the
pacemaker.
When using wireless communication (LAN, Bluetooth, etc.)
always follow applicable instructions. For example, airlines and
hospitals have strict requirements.
• If you use medical equipment, contact the equipment
manufacturer before using your computer to determine
whether or not the equipment will be affected by radio
frequencies emitted by the computer.
Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices
with magnetic fields include airport walk-through devices
and security wands. The airport security devices that check
carry-on luggage, such as conveyor belts, use X-rays instead of
magnetism and will not damage a drive.
• When in a hospital, turn off your computer and follow all
hospital regulations. Radio frequencies emitted from the
computer may affect medical equipment.
Keep the computer away from magnetic material.
• Magnetic materials may cause computer malfunction or cause
the battery to discharge.
• To avoid damaging the computer or magnetic stripe cards,
such as credit cards, keep magnetic stripe cards away from the
computer.
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Upgrade Related
Shut down the computer and disconnect all cables before
disassembling the computer. For notebook computers that are
supplied with an optional removable battery, disconnect the
battery.
Do not attempt to upgrade the computer, unless you are
qualified. Otherwise, contact a Samsung Service Center or an
authorized technician.
Failure to do so may cause electric shock.
Follow the specified instructions contained in the manual for
user maintenance. Do not disassemble any other parts by
yourself.
Make sure to close the computer cover before connecting the
power after a reassembly.
There is a danger of electric shock if your body touches an internal
part.
Failure to do so may result in computer malfunction, electric
shock, or fire.
Take care when touching the product or parts.
Never disassemble or repair the product by yourself.
The computer may be damaged or you may be injured.
There is a danger of accident. Use authorized Samsung Service
Center.
Do not disassemble the power supply unit in any circumstances.
To connect a device that is not manufactured or authorized
by Samsung, enquire at a Samsung Service Center before
connecting the device.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock, fire, or an explosion.
There is a danger of damaging the product.
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Storage and movement related
Cautions on preventing data loss (hard disk
management)
Do not store the computer in an enclosed space, such as a
computer bag, while it is running.
Take care not to damage the data on a storage device.
Failure to do so may result in fire. Completely shut down the
computer before putting the computer into an enclosed space.
• Subjecting the device to physical impacts may result in data
loss.
When carrying the notebook computer with other items,
such as the adapter, mouse, books etc., take care not to press
anything against the notebook computer.
• The data may be lost when the computer is turned off or reset
by a power failure while the storage device is operating.
• The data may be lost and irrecoverable due to a computer
virus.
If a heavy object is pressed against the notebook computer, a
white spot or stain may appear on the LCD.
• The data may be lost if the power is turned off while running
an application.
Do not operate or look at the computer while driving a vehicle.
There is a danger of a traffic accident. Please concentrate on
driving.
• Samsung is not liable for any loss of data on the storage
device.
To prevent data loss due to damage to the hard disk drive,
please back up the data frequently.
For long periods of inactivity or storage, discharge the battery
and separate it from the computer (for external or removable
battery types).
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LCD bad pixels
Samsung observes strict specifications regarding the quality
and reliability of the LCD. However, there is a small chance that
a few pixels may be bad. A large number of bad pixels can cause
problems with the display, but a small number of bad pixels
does not generally affect computer performance.
Samsung’s quality standards for bad pixels are as follows:
• Bright dot: 2 or fewer
• Black dot: 4 or fewer
• Combination (bright and dark): 4 or fewer
Clean the LCD screen with a soft cloth dampened with
computer cleansing detergent.
Do not use excessive force. Doing so may damage the LCD screen.
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Important safety information
Setting up the system
• Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and
in the documentation before operating the system. Retain all
safety and operating instructions for future use.
Safety instructions
The 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.
• 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.
Always follow these instructions to help guard against
personal injury and damage to the system.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet to power the equipment is
easily accessible in case of fire or short circuit.
• If the 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 setting up your work area. Never insert
objects of any kind into the computer ventilation openings.
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• 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.
Care during use
• Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
• Do not spill anything on the computer or its components.
The best way to avoid spills is to not eat or drink near the
computer or its components.
• When using an extension cord with this system, make sure
that the total power rating on the products plugged into the
extension cord does not exceed the extension cord power
rating.
• Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the
system board. There is a danger of explosion if the CMOS
battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
• For Notebooks with glossy display bezels the user should
consider the placement of the Notebook as the bezel may
cause reflections from surrounding light and bright surfaces.
Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturers
instructions. If the CMOS battery requires replacement ensure
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.
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• Unplug the system from the wall outlet and contact a
Samsung Service Center if:
Operating instructions
1 When installing and operating devices please refer to safety
– – The power cord or plug is damaged.
requirements in the user manual.
– – Liquid has been spilled into the computer.
– – The computer does not operate properly when the
operating instructions are followed.
2 Devices can be used only with the equipment specified in the
– – The computer was dropped or the casing is damaged.
3 If any smell of burning or smoke is detected from the
technical specifications of the devices.
– – The computer performance changes.
computer the unit should be switched off and the battery
removed. The unit should be checked by a qualified
technician before reuse.
4 Service and repair of devices should be carried out by
authorized service centers.
5 Do not allow the portable computer to operate with the base
resting directly on exposed skin for extended periods of time.
The surface temperature of the base will rise during normal
operation (particularly when AC Power is present). Allowing
sustained contact with exposed skin can cause discomfort or
eventually a burn.
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Replacement parts and
accessories
Battery disposal
Do not put rechargeable batteries or products powered by
non-removable rechargeable batteries in the garbage.
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by
manufacturer.
Contact the Samsung Service Center 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.
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunications line cord.
THERE IS RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY
AN INCORRECT TYPE.
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.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE
INSTRUCTIONS.
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• 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.
Laser safety
All systems equipped with CD or DVD drives comply with the
appropriate safety standards, including IEC 60825-1. 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.
• Class 1M laser radiation when operating part is open.
Do not view directly with optical instruments.
• Class 3B invisible laser radiation when open.
Avoid exposure to the beam.
Connect and disconnect the AC adapter
The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall
be easily accessible.
Do not unplug the power cord by pulling the cable only.
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Power cord requirements
General requirements
The power cord set (all plug, cable and AC adapter plug) you
received with your computer meets the requirements for use in
the country where you purchased your equipment.
The requirements listed below are applicable to all countries:
• 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.
Power cord sets for use in other countries must meet the
requirements of the country where you use the computer. For
more information on power cord set requirements, contact your
authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
• The power cord set must have a minimum current capacity
of 7A and a nominal voltage rating of 125 or 250 volts AC, as
required by each country’s power system (USA only).
• The appliance coupler must meet the mechanical
configuration of an EN 60 320/IEC 320 Standard Sheet C7
(or C5) connector, for mating with appliance inlet on the
computer.
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Regulatory compliance
statements
The RF field strength of the wireless device or devices that may
be embedded in the notebook are well below all international
RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because the wireless
devices (which may be embedded into the 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.
Wireless guidance
(If fitted with 2.4 G band or 5 G band)
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless
communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Band,
may be present (embedded) in the notebook system. The
following section is a general overview of considerations while
operating a wireless device.
Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices.
Examples of common restrictions are listed on the next page:
Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific
countries are listed in the specific country sections (or country
group sections). The wireless devices in the 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.
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• Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere
with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current
aviation regulations require wireless devices to be
turned off while traveling in an airplane.
802.11ABGN (also known as wireless Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
and Bluetooth communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication.
• 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.
• 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.
• If the 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 the
manufacturer for service.
• Only use drivers approved for country in which the
device will be used. See the manufacturer System
Restoration Kit, or contact the manufacturer’s technical
support for additional information.
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Explosive Device Proximity Warning
United States of America
Do not operate a portable transmitter (such as a wireless
network device) near unshielded blasting caps or in
an explosive environment unless the device has been
modified to be qualified for such use.
USA and Canada Safety Requirements and Notices
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or
receiving.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the
antenna is very close to touching any exposed parts of the body,
especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne
operation of radio-frequency wireless devices because
their signals could interfere with critical aircraft
instruments.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the
antenna is connected; if not, the radio may be damaged.
Use in specific environments:
Other wireless devices
The use of wireless devices in hazardous locations is limited by the
constraints posed by the safety directors of such environments.
Safety notices for other devices in the wireless network:
Refer to the documentation supplied with wireless Ethernet
adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
The use of wireless devices on airplanes is governed by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA).
The use of wireless devices in hospitals is restricted to the limits
set forth by each hospital.
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The Part 15 radio device operates on a non-interference
basis with other devices operating at this frequency. Any
changes or modification to said product not expressly
approved by Intel could void the user’s authority to
operate this device.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, it may
cause harmful interference. 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:
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.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15
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.”
(If fitted with 2.4 G band or 5 G band)
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless
communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Band,
may be present (embedded) in the notebook system. This section
is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system
label to verify the presence of wireless devices.
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.
Wireless devices that may be in the system are only qualified for
use in the United States of America if an FCC ID number is on the
system label.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the
5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be
used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce
the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile
Satellite systems. High power radars are allocated as primary users
of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar
stations can cause interference with and/or damage this device.
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Health and safety information
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.
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals
Certification Information
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify
them in any way.
This product can contain an embedded radio transmitter and
receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the
exposure limits for radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S. government. These
FCC exposure limits are derived from the recommendations of two
expert organizations, the National Council on Radiation Protection
and Measurement (NCRP) and the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In both cases, the recommendations
were developed by scientific and engineering experts drawn from
industry, government, and academia after extensive reviews of the
scientific literature related to the biological effects of RF energy.
Modification to a wireless device will void the
authorization to use it. Contact manufacturer for service.
Before a new model is available for sale to the public, it must be
certified to the FCC that it does not exceed the exposure limit
established by the FCC. Evaluation per each model is performed
in positions and locations (e.g. at the bottom on the body) as
required by the FCC.
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For corresponding model only
For body worn operation, this model meets the FCC RF exposure
guidelines when used with Samsung accessory designated for this
product. Non-compliance with the above restrictions may result in
violation of FCC RF exposure guidelines.
The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is a measure of the rate of
absorption of RF energy by the human body expressed in units
of watts per kilogram (W/kg). The FCC wireless devices to comply
with a safety limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).
RF exposure or SAR information can be viewed on-line at
www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/. This site uses this product FCC ID
number on the outside of the product. Sometimes it may be
necessary to remove the battery pack to find number. Once
you have the FCC ID number for a particular product, follow the
instructions on the website and it should provide RF exposure
information or values for typical or maximum SAR for particular
product.
SAR level of this device while operating can be well below the
maximum value. This is because the device is designed to operate
at multiple power levels so as to use only the power required to
reach the network. In general, the closer you are to a wireless base
station antenna, the lower the power output.
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Canada
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only
signifies that the Industry Canada technical specifications were
met. To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the
antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that the equivalent
isotropically radiated power (EIRP) is not more than that required
for successful communication. To prevent radio interference
to the 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.
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.
Intentional emitter per RSS 210
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of this device.
(If fitted with 2.4 G band or 5 G band)
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless
communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz/5 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.
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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.
When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this product is restricted to
indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used indoors
for the frequency range of 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential
for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems.
High power radar is allocated as the primary user of the 5.25 to
5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can
cause interference with and/or damage to this device.
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.
The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this device
is 6dBi in order to comply with the E.I.R.P limit for the 5.25 to
5.35 GHz and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in point-to-point
operation.
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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Brazil
European Union
Este produto esta homologado pela ANATEL, de acordo com
os procedimentos regulamentados pela Resolucao 242/2000, e
atende aos requisitos tecnicos aplicados.
Band and mode
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não
tem direito a proteção contra interferência prejudicial, mesmo
de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a
sistemas operando em caráter primário.
Band and mode
Output power
Wi-Fi, BT 2.4 GHz
20 dBm
Wi-Fi 5.1–5.7 GHz
23 dBm
Wi-Fi 5.8 GHz
25 mW
The use of WLAN band is restricted to indoor use only. This
restriction will be applied in all EU member states.
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Due to the fact that the frequencies used by
802.11b/802.11g wireless LAN devices may not yet be
harmonized in all countries, 802.11b/802.11g products
are designed for use only in specific countries or regions,
and are not allowed to be operated in countries or regions
other than those of designated use.
Declaration of Conformity
Samsung Electronics declares that this device complies with
the essential requirements and relevant provisions of Directive
2014/53/EU.
Go to www.samsung.com/mobile_doc to view the Declaration of
Conformity.
As a user of these products, you are responsible for
ensuring that the products are used only in the countries
or regions for which they were intended and for verifying
that they are configured with the correct selection of
frequency and channel for the country or region of use.
Any deviation from permissible settings and restrictions in
the country or region of use could be an infringement of
local law and may be punished as such.
European economic area restrictions
Local restriction of 802.11b/802.11g radio usage
Note to integrator: The following statements on local restrictions
must be published in all end-user documentation provided with
the system or product incorporating the wireless product.
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RTC caution
The European variant is intended for use throughout the European
Economic Area. However, authorization for use is further restricted
in particular countries or regions within countries, as follows:
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the
Manufacturer’s instruction.
General
European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power
of 100 mW effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) and the
frequency range 2400–2483.5 MHz.
The low band 5.15–5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
Belgium
For private use outdoors in public spaces, no registration is
necessary for distances less than 300 m. For distances greater
than 300 m, you must register with the Belgian Institute for Postal
services and Telecommunications (BIPT). For commercial use
outdoors, you must obtain a license from the BIPT. For registration
or licensing, please contact the BIPT.
For other languages, refer to the corresponding manuals.
France
The low band 5.15–5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
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WEEE symbol information
Household users should contact either the retailer where
they purchased this product, or their local government office,
for details of where and how they can take these items for
environmentally safe recycling.
Correct disposal of this product (Waste Electrical &
Electronic Equipment)
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms
and conditions of the purchase contract. This product and its
electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial
wastes for disposal.
(Applicable in countries with separate collection
systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates
that the product and its electronic accessories (for example,
charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other
household waste at the end of their working life.
For information on Samsung’s environmental commitments
and product specific regulatory obligations e.g. REACH visit:
samsung.com/uk/aboutsamsung/samsungelectronics/
corporatecitizenship/data_corner.html
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health
from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items
from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
India only
For more information on safe disposal and recycling visit our
website www.samsung.com/in or contact our Helpline numbers 18002668282, 180030008282.
This product is RoHS compliant.
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USA only
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in countries with separate collection
systems)
This Perchlorate warning applies only to primary CR (Manganese
Dioxide) Lithium coin cells in the product sold or distributed ONLY
in California USA.
“Perchlorate Material- special handling may apply, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler.
To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website:
www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect
or call, (877) 278-0799.
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that
the batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other
household waste at the end of their working life. Where marked,
the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery
contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels
in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed
of, these substances can cause harm to human health or the
environment.
For battery recycling go to call2recycle.org; or call 1-800-822-8837.
To protect natural resources and to promote material re-use,
please separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle
them through your local, free battery return system.
Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the state of
California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
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Samsung package Take-Back
program
In partnering with select recyclers, Samsung offers packaging
take-back at no cost to you.
Simply call the following number for the locations nearest you.
CRT Processing, LLC
(877) 278-0799
Kathy Severson – Logistics contact
Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler.
To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website:
www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect or call, (877) 278-0799
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