Samsung | NX15PRTV05 | Samsung NX15PRTV05 User Manual

X15/X05 3.0
Notices
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or
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otherwise, without the prior written permission of the manufacturer.
The information within this manual is subject to change without notice.
The manufacturer shall not be held liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions
contained in herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the
furnishing, performance or use of this material.
Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.
Product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only, and may be
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Macrovision Statement
If your computer has a DVD drive and an analog TV Out port, the following
paragraph applies:
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method
claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home
and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Copyright 2003 All rights are reserved
Notices i
Important Safety Information
Safety Instructions
Your system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of
information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is
important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation
are followed.
Always follow these instructions to help guard against personal injury and
damage to your system.
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Setting Up your System
• Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the
documentation before you operate your system. Retain all safety and operating
instructions for future use.
• Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
• Set up the system on a stable work surface.
• The product should be operated only with the type of power source indicated on
the rating label.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet you are using to power your equipment is easily
accessible in case of fire or short circuit.
• If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in
the proper position for your area.
• Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or
cover these openings. Make sure you provide adequate space, at least 6 inches
(15 cm), around the system for ventilation when you set up your work area.
Never insert objects of any kind into the computer ventilation openings.
• Ensure that the fan vents on the bottom of the casing are clear at all times. Do
not place the computer on a soft surface, doing so will block the bottom vents.
• If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere
rating on the products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating.
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Care During Use
• Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
• Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to avoid spills is to not eat or
drink near your system.
• Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is
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a danger of explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the
battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the CMOS
battery requires replacement insure that a qualified technician performs the task
When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows
through the computer. To avoid electrical shock, always unplug all power
cables, remove the battery and modem cables from the wall outlets before
cleaning the system.
Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
personnel if:
– The power cord or plug is damaged.
– Liquid has been spilled into the system.
– The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are
followed.
– The system was dropped or the casing is damaged.
– The system performance changes.
Replacement Parts and Accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by manufacturer.
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications
line cord.
Written by: Daryl L. Osden
Do not use this product in areas classified as hazardous. Such areas include
patient care areas of medical and dental facilities, oxygen rich environments,
or industrial areas.
Battery Disposal
Do not put rechargeable batteries or products powered by non-removable
rechargeable batteries in the garbage.
Contact the Samsung Helpline for information on how to dispose of batteries that you
cannot use or recharge any longer.
Follow all local regulations when disposing of old batteries.
Important Safety Information iii
Laser Safety
All systems equipped with CD or DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety
standards, including IEC 825. The laser devices in these components are classified as
“Class 1 Laser Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard. Should the unit ever need servicing, contact
an authorized service location.
Laser Safety Note:
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To
prevent exposure to laser beams, do not try to open the enclosure of a CD or
DVD drive.
Power Cord Requirements
The power cord set (wall plug, cable and AC adapter plug) you received with your
computer meets the requirements for use in the country where you purchased your
equipment.
Power cord sets for use in other countries must meet the requirements of the country
where you use the computer. For more information on power cord set requirements,
contact your authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
General Requirements
The requirements listed below are applicable to all countries:
• The length of the power cord set must be at least 6.00 feet (1.8m) and a
maximum of 9.75 feet (3.0m).
• All power cord sets must be approved by an acceptable accredited agency
responsible for evaluation in the country where the power cord set will be used.
• The power cord set must have a minimum current capacity of 7 A and a
nominal voltage rating of 125 or 250 volts AC, as required by each country’s
power system.
• The appliance coupler must meet the mechanical configuration of an EN 60
320/IEC 320 Standard Sheet C7 connector, for mating with appliance inlet on
the computer.
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
Wireless Guidance
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication
devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook
system. The following section is a general overview of considerations while operating
a wireless device.
Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific countries are listed in the
specific country sections (or country group sections). The wireless devices in your
system are only qualified for use in the countries identified by the Radio Approval
Marks on the system rating label. If the country you will be using the wireless device
in, is not listed, please contact your local Radio Approval agency for requirements.
Wireless devices are closely regulated and use may not be allowed.
The power output of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in your
notebook is well below the RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because the
wireless devices (which may be embedded into your notebook) emit less energy than
is allowed in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, manufacturer
believes these devices are safe for use. Regardless of the power levels, care should be
taken to minimize human contact during normal operation.
As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device
and the body, for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include
extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the
body when wireless devices are on and transmitting.
This transmitter must not be collocated or operate in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices. Examples of common
restrictions are listed below:
Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on
commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be
turned off while traveling in an airplane. 802.11B (also known as wireless
Ethernet or Wifi) and Bluetooth communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication.
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In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is
harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be
restricted or eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable gas
laden atmospheres are limited examples where use of wireless devices may
be restricted or eliminated. When in environments where you are uncertain of
the sanction to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for
authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.
Every country has different restrictions on the use of wireless devices. Since
your system is equipped with a wireless device, when traveling between
countries with your system, check with the local Radio Approval authorities
prior to any move or trip for any restrictions on the use of a wireless device in
the destination country.
If your system came equipped with an internal embedded wireless device, do
not operate the wireless device unless all covers and shields are in place and
the system is fully assembled.
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way.
Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Please
contact manufacturer for service.
Only use drivers approved for the country in which the device will be used. See
the manufacturer System Restoration Kit, or contact manufacturer Technical
Support for additional information.
802.11b Restrictions:
• European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power of 100mW EIRP
and frequency range 2.400-2.4835GHz;
• In France, the equipment must be restricted to the 2.4465-2.4835GHz
frequency range and must be restricted to indoor use.
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United States of America
Unintentional Emitter per FCC Part 15
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Written by: Daryl L. Osden
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generate uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions may cause harmful interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
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to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the following booklet helpful:
“Something About Interference.” This is available at FCC local regional offices. Our
company is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by
unauthorized modifications of this equipment or the substitution or attachment of
connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by our company. The
correction will be the responsibility of the user. Use only shielded data cables with this
system.
Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication
devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook
system. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system
label to verify the presence of wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in the United
States of America if an FCC ID number is on the system label.
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The FCC has set a general guideline of 20 cm (8 inches) separation between the device
and the body, for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include
extremities). This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body
when wireless devices are on. The power output of the wireless device (or devices),
which may be embedded in your notebook, is well below the RF exposure limits as set
by the FCC.
This transmitter must not be collocated or operate in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way.
Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact
manufacturer for service.
FCC Statement for Wireless LAN use:
“While installing and operating this transmitter and antenna combination the
radio frequency exposure limit of 1mW/cm2 may be exceeded at distances
close to the antenna installed. Therefore, the user must maintain a minimum
distance of 20cm from the antenna at all times. This device can not be
colocated with another transmitter and transmitting antenna.”
FCC Part 68
This equipment compiles with part of the FCC rules. On the back of this equipment is
a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and ringer
equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this information must be
provided to the telephone company.
This equipment uses the following USOC jacks : RJ11C
An FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this equipment.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or promises
wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68 compliant. See Installation
Instructions for details.
The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices which may be connected to
telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of RENs
should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be
connected to a line, as determined by total RENs, contact the local telephone company
to determine the maximum REN for the calling area.
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If the terminal equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the Telephone
Company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be
required. But if advance notice is not practical, the telephone company will notify the
customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint
with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or
procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens, the
telephone company will provide advanced notice in order for you to make necessary
modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment (Modem) for repair or warranty
information, please contact your local distributor. If the equipment is causing harm to
the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the
equipment until the problem is resolved.
The user must use the accessories and cables supplied by the manufacturer to get
optimum performance from the product.
No repairs may be done by the customer.
This equipment cannot be used on public coin phone service provided by the telephone
company. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to
use a computer or other electronic device, including fax machines, to send any message
unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each
transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and
an identification of the business or other entity, or other individual sending the message
and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or
individual. (The telephone number provided may not be any number for which charges
exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.)
In order to program this information into your fax machine, refer to your
communications software user manual.
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Canada
Unintentional Emitter per ICES-003
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les
limitesapplicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement
sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Intentional Emitter per RSS 210
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication
devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook
system. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system
label to verify the presence of wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in Canada if an
Industry Canada ID number is on the system label.
As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device
and the body, for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include
extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the
body when wireless devices are on.
The power output of the wireless device (or devices), which may be embedded in your
notebook, is well below the RF exposure limits as set by Industry Canada.
This transmitter must not be collocated or operate in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
To prevent radio interference to licensed service, this device is intended to be
operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding.
Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to
licensing.
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way.
Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact
manufacturer for service.
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Telecommunications per DOC notice
(for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem)
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that
the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operation, and
safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to
the users’ satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be
connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment
must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the
inside wiring associated with a single-line individual service may be extended by
means of a certified connector assembly. The customer should be aware that
compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some
situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance
facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this
equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company
cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should make sure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections
of the power utility, telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if present,
are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
To avoid electrical shock or equipment malfunction do not attempt to make
electrical ground connections by yourself. Contact the appropriate inspection
authority or an electrician, as appropriate.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides
an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a
telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence
Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.
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European Union
The following information is only applicable to systems labeled with the CE mark
.
European Directives
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
following European directives:
• EMC Directive 89/336/EEC with amending directives 92/31/EEC & 93/68/
EEC as per
– EN 55022 Class B
– EN 61000-3-2
– EN 61000-3-3
– EN 55024
• Low Voltage Directive (Safety) 73/23/EEC as per EN 60950(A1/A2/A3/A4/
A11)
• Radio and Telecom Terminal Equipment Directive 199/5/EC as per
– CTR21 (if fitted with a modem device)
– ETS 300 328 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band embedded wireless device)
– ETS 301 489-1 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band embedded wireless device)
– ETS 301 489-17 (if fitted with a 2.4 GHz band embedded wireless device)
European Radio Approval Information
(for products fitted with EU-approved radio devices)
This Product is a Notebook computer; low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio
frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz band, may
be present (embedded) in your notebook system which is intended for home or office
use. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system
label to verify the presence of wireless devices.
Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in the European
Union or associated areas if a CE mark
with a Notified Body Registration Number
and the Alert Symbol is on the system label.
The power output of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in you
notebook is well below the RF exposure limits as set by the European Commission
through the R&TTE directive.
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European States qualified under wireless approvals:
EU
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France (with frequency
restrictions), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The
Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Accept EU
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
European States with restrictions on use:
EU
In France, the frequency range is restricted to 2446.5-2483.5 MHz for
devices above 10 mW transmitting power such as wireless LAN.
Accept EU
No limitations at this time.
European Telecommunication Information
(for products fitted with EU-approved modems)
Marking by the symbol
indicates compliance of this equipment to the Radio and
Telecom Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC. Such marking is indicative that
this equipment meets or exceeds the following technical standards:
CTR 21 – Attachment requirements for pan-European approval for connection to the
analogue Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs) of TE (excluding TE
supporting voice telephony services) in which network addressing, if provided, is by
means of Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) signaling.
Although this equipment can use either loop disconnect (pulse) or DTMF
(tone) signaling, only the performance of the DTMF signaling is subject to
regulatory requirements for correct operation. It is therefore strongly
recommended that the equipment is set to use DTMF signaling for access to
public or private emergency services. DTMF signaling also provides faster call
setup.
This equipment has been approved to Council Decision 98/482/EEC—“CTR 21” for
Pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network
(PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different
countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of
successful operation on every PSTN termination point. In the event of problems, you
should contact manufacturer Technical Support.
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Using Your Documentation
Congratulations on your purchase of a notebook computer with the Windows® XP
operating system. Whether you are new to using a portable computer or are an
experienced user, this user’s manual can help you get the most from your computer.
Manual Documentation Conventions
Information Icons
Four icons and their associated messages appear in this manual. The information icons
are placed before the step/information they apply to:
Warning:
Indicates the possibility of personal injury.
Caution:
Warns you of possible damage to equipment or data.
Note:
Informs you of special circumstances.
Technical Information:
Informs you of special requirements or limitations for use of item(s).
Keyboard Conventions
Keys that you need to press to perform certain functions are displayed in the manual in
brackets. For example:
<Ctrl> indicates the control key (Ctrl on the keyboard).
If you need to press two keys at the same time, the key names are shown joined by a
plus sign. For example:
<Fn+F8> means that you should press the Fn key and hold it and then press the F8
key.
Using Your Documentation 1
CD-ROM Device Naming Convention
In many installation programs you will have to get a program from the CD-ROM
device. The program installation sequence assumes that the CD is drive d:\, however
this is not always the case. The name of the CD-ROM drive is the letter following the
letter assigned to your last HDD. For instance, if you have one HDD with two
partitions, the HDD is drives C: and D: and the CD-ROM drive is then drive E.
Touchpad Conventions
You may be asked to click or double-click on items on the display screen. As a general
note the touchpad actions act much in the same way as a wheel mouse, any differences
are explained fully.
The object that needs to be clicked upon will be displayed in Bold text or shown in a
small figure such as the “Start Button” shown on the right =>.
Table 1. Touchpad Click Conventions
Action
Process
Click
Depress the touchpad left button and release
Double-click
Quickly click the left touchpad button two times
Windows Conventions:
Almost all “Windows” programs will display the name/function of a button or
icon if you place the touchpad pointer on the item you want information about.
Software User Documentation
Your computer is shipped from the factory with several software programs installed.
The software may include its own online or printed documentation. Refer to the
documentation or the Help options in the software for more information.
The figures and illustrations in this manual may not be identical to those on
your system.
General Icon Note:
Some of the Icons used in Windows XP may be placed on the taskbar by
selecting (ex: Place the volume icon in the taskbar) in the properties dialog
box.
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Getting Started
Introducing Your Computer
This manual explains the usage of both X05 and X15 models. However,
figures and explanations in this manual are based on X15 model. The
photographs used in this user manual may be somewhat different in shape
and colour to those of your computer depending on the model of your
computer.
Front View
LCD Latch
Status Indicators (p16)
Hot Keys (p14)
Power Button
Keyboard (p8)
Scroll Wheel
Touchpad (p11)
Touchpad Buttons
Speaker
Speaker
Memory Stick Slot (option, p32)
Status Indicators (p16)
In X05 model, status indicators are located on the right side of hot keys.
Getting Started 3
Right View
S/PDIF Port
(p27)
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
CD Drive (option, p23)
USB Port (2.0)
In X05 model, S/PDIF port is located on the back of the computer.
Left View
1394 Port
Fan Vent
Modem Port
(p36)
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LAN Port
(p37)
Monitor
Port
USB Port (2.0)
PCMCIA Slot (p30)
Back View
TV-Out
Port
(S-Video)
DC Jack
Battery (p74)
Security Lock Port (p79)
In X05 model, S/PDIF port is located on the right side of TV-out port.
Bottom View
Battery Latches
Mini-PCI
Compartment*
HDD
Compartment
Memory
Compartment
(p77)
Removing or disassembling the hard disk drive will void your warranty. To
replace the hard disk drive, please contact your nearest Samsung Service
Centre.
Wireless LAN module(optional) is installed in the mini PCI compartment.
Getting Started 5
Turning the Computer On and Off
To turn on the computer
1. Insert the battery and connect the AC adapter according to the Installation Guide.
2. Slide the LCD latch to the right and open the LCD panel.
3. Press the power button.
To turn off the computer
1. Click the start button (
2. Click Turn Off Computer.
3. Click Turn Off.
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) on the taskbar.
If the computer does not turn off properly due to a system error, press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete>. When [Windows Task Manager] dialog box appears,
click Shut Down > Turn Off to turn off the computer. Your unsaved work may
be lost/damaged.
If <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> keys do not operate either, press the power button
for more than 4 seconds to turn off the computer. Your unsaved work may be
lost/damaged. When you turn on the computer next time, it will perform a disk
checking process.
Getting Started 7
Using the Keyboard
Your computer has an 88/89-key keyboard. By pressing designated key combinations,
you can have access to all the key functions of a full-sized keyboard.
Function & Special Purpose Keys
Function
Key
Windows
Key
Embedded Numeric Keypad
Application Key
Cursor/Screen
Control Keys
Although the layout of the keys on your computer’s keyboard is different from
that on a desktop computer’s keyboard, the keyboard feels like a full-sized
keyboard when you use it.
You can use a symbol of
a kind of keyboard.
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, if press Fn and F3 simultaneously depending on
The keys on the keyboard can be grouped into the following categories:
• Full-sized Alphanumeric typewriter keys are arranged like a standard
typewriter keyboard and are used for text entry. The Windows keys on either
side of the spacebar open Windows menus and perform other special functions.
• Function keys, when pressed together with the <Fn> key, enable special
functions.
• Cursor and Screen control keys move the cursor. They may perform other
functions, depending on your software.
To clean the computer keyboard, use slightly damp cotton swabs. Scrub the keys and
the surface around the keys.
Do not allow liquid to drip into the keyboard or you may damage the keyboard.
Using the Numeric Keypad
Your keyboard includes a numeric keypad, which is a group of keys that you can set to
type numbers and mathematical symbols, such as the plus sign. A number or symbol
on the left corner of each keypad key shows its numeric function.
Num Lock LED
Press <Fn>+<F11> to turn on the embedded numeric keypad. The numeric functions
of the keypad are enabled and the Num Lock LED turns on. (See ”Reading the Status
Indicators” on page 16 for the location of the Num Lock LED.)
While the numeric functions are enabled, you can temporarily return a key to its normal
function by pressing the key and the <Fn> key. For example to type the letter m, press
<Fn>+<M>, this operation displays the letter m.
To turn the numeric keypad off, press <Fn>+<F11> again. The Num Lock LED turns
off.
Getting Started 9
Using Special Function Keys
The function key activates special functions when it is pressed in combination with
another keys. Table 2 shows the special key combinations.
<Fn> Key
Combinations
Key Name
Key Function
<Esc/Rest>
Rest
Puts the computer into suspended mode. To escape suspended mode,
press the power button. (p70)
<F2/
Gauge
>
You can check the power supply and the battery charge.
Power Supply Status
When operating on
AC power
When operating
on battery power
Remaining Battery Charge Level (%)
<F4/ LCD/CRT>
LCD/CRT
Switches the display between the LCD and external display device
when an external display device is connected. (p68)
<F6/ Mute>
Mute
Turns the audio output on and off.
<F7/ S/PDIF>
S/PDIF
Turns the S/PDIF function on and off.
<F11/Num Lock>
Number Lock
Enables the numeric keypad. (p9)
<F12/Scroll>
Scroll Lock
Scrolls the screen up and down while the cursor position does not
change in some applications.
<
/
>
Brightness Up
Makes the LCD screen brighter.
<
/
>
Brightness Down
Makes the LCD screen dimmer.
<
/
>
Volume Down
Decreases the audio volume.
<
/
>
Volume Up
Increases the audio volume.
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Using the Touchpad
In Windows, you always see a small graphical image on the screen that indicates the
location where you can take the next action. This image is called a pointer, and is
usually displayed in arrow shape ( ) or ‘I’ shape ( ).
Touchpad
Touchpad Buttons
Scroll Wheel
The touchpad on your computer allows you to move the pointer on the LCD screen,
just like a mouse that is used with a desktop computer. The touchpad buttons allow you
to take actions with the pointer, such as selecting an item or executing a command. The
scroll wheel between the touchpad buttons moves the displayed area up and down
within a window.
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You can perform various actions with your touchpad as described below.
d
Action
Function
Process
Move
Move the pointer
Place your finger on the touchpad
and slide your finger to a
destination.
Click
Select an object, open a menu, or
execute a button
Place the pointer over an object,
then press left touchpad button
once.
Or, place the pointer over an
object, then tap the touchpad once
with your finger.
Double-Click
Launch a program or open a file
Place the pointer over an object,
then quickly press left touchpad
button twice.
Or, place the pointer over an
object, then quickly tap the
touchpad twice with your finger.
Right-Click
Display a short cut menu
Place the pointer over an object,
then press right touchpad button
once.
Drag
Move an object, or select an area
or multiple objects
Place the pointer over an object or
on a starting location.
While pressing the left touchpad
button, press down on the
touchpad and slide your finger to a
destination or ending location.
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Action
Function
Process
Scroll
Display upper/lower/left/right part
of the content within a window
Place your finger on the scroll
wheel, and roll the wheel up or
down.
(Applicable to certain programs
only)
Or, place your finger on the right
edge or bottom edge of the
touchpad and move vertically or
horizontally.
Make sure to use your finger to move the pointer with the touchpad. Do not
use any sharpened tool because it may damage your touchpad.
Scroll Wheel Use
If the scroll wheel does not function properly, install the touchpad driver
provided on the system software CD.
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Hot Keys
Icon
Name
Function
Internet Button
Launches Internet Explorer.
E-Mail Button
Launches Outlook Express.
User 1 Button
Launches a user defined program.
WLAN
or
User 2 Button
Turns on and off the wireless LAN function for the models with wireless
LAN function.
Launches a user defined program for the models without wireless LAN
function.
Changing the Hot Key Setting
You can change the program that will be launched when you press a hot key. As
default, Windows Calculator is configured to launch when you press the User 1 button.
You can set the program by completing the following procedure.
1. Double-click the Sens Keyboard icon (
2. Click Browse in the User 1 item.
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) on the taskbar.
In the models with wireless LAN installed, you cannot change the configuration
of the User 2 button.
3. Select the desired program in [Open] dialog box, and click Open. (Example: Paint)
4. Click OK on [Key Settings] dialog box to save the changes.
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Reading the Status Indicators
LED
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Name
Function
Num Lock
Turns on when the numeric keypad is activated.
Caps Lock
Turns on when the user has set the option for typing letters in upper case.
Scroll Lock
Turns on when it is set to scroll the screen up and down while the cursor
position does not change in some applications.
HDD
Blinks when the hard disk drive is operating.
Battery
Turns green - when the battery is fully charged, or when the battery is not
installed.
Turns amber - when the battery is being charged.
Blinks - when the battery is not properly installed.
Power
Turns on - when the computer is turned on.
Blinks - when the computer is in Standby mode.
Adjusting LCD Brightness
There are 8 levels of LCD brightness (1: Dimmest ~ 8: Brightest).
Press <Fn>+< / > or <Fn>+< / > keys from the keyboard to adjust LCD
brightness. When changed, the current LCD brightness is displayed on the top left
corner of the LCD screen for a few seconds. The changed brightness setting is
maintained after restarting the computer.
Whenever you change the power source the brightness level changes
according to the settings.
•
•
when changing to AC power: Brightness Level 8
when changing to battery power: Brightness Level 1
To save the battery charge
When your computer is operating on battery power, adjusting the LCD
brightness level to a dimmer setting diminishes the battery power
consumption.
Bad pixels in the LCD
The limits of the LCD manufacturing technology allow a maximum of 10
abnormal or bad pixels, which do not affect system performance. This system
may have the same level of abnormal or bad pixels as any other company’s
products.
Maintenance Instructions
When cleaning the LCD panel, use only computer specific cleaners on a soft
cloth, and lightly wipe in one direction.
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Adjusting the Volume
To adjust using keyboard
Press <Fn>+<
/
> or <Fn>+<
/
> from the keyboard.
To adjust using volume control program
Click the Volume icon(
level.
) on the taskbar, and move the Volume slider to a desired
For advanced volume control options, double-click the Volume icon (
the volume level in the volume control program.
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), and adjust
Introducing Windows
Understanding the Desktop
The desktop is the working area on the computer. It consists of the large workspace and
a taskbar at the bottom.
Shortcut
Icons
Start Menu
Recycle Bin
Language Bar
Start Button
Taskbar
System Tray with Clock
Start Button
Opens the Start menu.
Taskbar
Displays programs that are currently running. Frequently used
icons can be placed here.
Recycle Bin
Deleted files or folders are sent here.
Language Bar
Switches text input language.
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Understanding the Start Menu
The Start menu includes everything that is required to start Windows. From the Start
menu it is possible to run a program, open a file, assign system users with Control
Panel, receive support by clicking Help and Support, and search desired items from the
computer or Internet by clicking Search.
My Computer
Control Panel
Frequently used programs
Help and Support
All Programs
Start Button
My Computer
Displays the contents of the hard disk, the CD-ROM drive, the network
drive(s), and floppy disks. It can also be used to search and open files
and folders.
Control Panel
Enables users to configure settings on the computer.
Help and
Support
Provides on-line help, information on Windows and troubleshooting.
Search
Enables users to search for information in files or the Internet.
Run
Run programs or documents.
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Understanding a Window
A window is the basic component in working with the computer. The My Computer
window, which is a window for the computer's hard drive, will be used as an example
here to show the basic composition of a window.
Click Start > My Computer.
Folder Icon
Title Bar
Menu Bar
Close Button
Maximize Button
Minimize Button
Quick Task
Window
Folders
Files
Double-click
Shared
Documents or
Local Disk.
You can see files
and folders.
Double-click the hard drive (local disk) to view internal folders and files stored in it. If
the contents do not appear, click Show the contents of this folder.
What is a drive?
A storage device in which files and folders are saved in, and read from.
What is a folder?
A folder is used to group and manage files systematically, and may include
files in sub-folders. It is similar to a bookshelf.
What is a file?
A file is a document or various kinds of material that is generated as a result
of program operation. It is also called data.
To view the entire structure of the drive
Click the Folder icon in the taskbar to view the entire structure. Click again to
return to the Quick Task Window.
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Help and Support Center
Help and Support Center provides references and troubleshooting information
regarding computer use.
Click Start > Help and Support.
Windows XP Tour
You can tour elementary functions provided by Windows XP.
Click Start > Tour Windows XP.
Or click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Tour Windows XP.
Click on the topics to find out about important functions of Windows XP.
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Using the Computer
Using the CD Drive
You have one of following drives installed in your computer.
CD-ROM drive
Reads a CD.
CD-RW drive
Reads and writes a CD.
DVD-ROM drive
Reads a CD/DVD.
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive
Reads a CD/DVD and writes a CD.
DVD Multi Drive
Reads CD/DVD, and writes data to CD/DVD. Supports DVD-R,
DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM only for the DVD recording format.
To insert a CD
1. Press the eject button on right side of the CD drive.
2. When the tray slides out, place a CD onto the tray with the label facing up, and
push the CD down until it clicks.
Emergency Eject Hole
Eject Button
CD Access LED
3. Push the tray in gently until it clicks.
To eject a CD
1. Stop any process that accesses the CD drive and ensure the CD access LED is
turned off.
2. Press the eject button on right side of the CD drive.
3. When the tray slides out, remove the CD from the tray.
4. Push the tray in gently until it clicks.
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If you remove the CD when the CD access LED is on, the disk and the data in
it may be damaged.
Emergency Eject Hole
To eject a CD when the CD drive is not working or the computer is turned off,
unfold a paperclip, and insert the unfolded end of the clip into the emergency
eject hole (located next to the eject button) and press until the CD tray opens.
To clean a CD or DVD title
Clean the disc with a soft clean cloth by wiping from the center outwards.
To play a DVD
You have to install the DVD software provided on a separate CD to view a
DVD title.
To use the Windows Media Player
The Windows Media Player allows you to play audio and video files from the computer
or the Internet.
To launch the Windows Media Player, click Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Entertainment > Windows Media Player.
Playlist
Features
Playback Control Area
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To play a video CD
If a video CD does not run automatically, follow these steps.
1. Insert a video CD into the CD drive.
2. When the CD drive window appears, double-click the MPEGAV folder.
3. Double-click the .dat file.
4. When the [Caution] dialog box appears, click Open With.
5. Select “Select the program from a list” and click OK.
6. Select the Windows Media Player, and click OK. The video starts playing.
The above procedure only applies to the video CDs that have a .dat file as the
execution file. Playing procedure may be different according to the video CD.
To write data on a CD
You can copy data to a blank CD or create an audio CD.
An additional CD writing program is supplied on an additional CD.
1. Insert a blank CD into the CD drive.
2. In the [CD Drive] dialog box, select Open Writable CD Folder and click OK.
The CD drive window appears.
3. Click Start > My Computer.
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4. In My Computer window, select files and folders to copy, then drag and drop them
onto the CD drive window.
My Computer window
CD drive window
4. Drag and drop folders or
files to copy.
5. Click Write these files to CD.
5. Click Write these files to CD in the CD drive window.
6. When the CD Writing Wizard appears, enter the CD label, and click Next. The
data begins copying.
7. When copying is completed, a ‘completed’ message appears and the CD drive
window opens automatically.
For more information on writing CDs
Click Start > Help and Support. Type “CD copy” in the search field, and click
the Search icon (
).
For more information on creating an audio CD
Run the Windows Media Player program, click the Help > Help Topics. Click
Using Windows Media Player > Using CDs > Creating your own CDs > To
create your own CD.
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Enjoying Home Theater (S/PDIF Port)
Your computer supports 5.1 channel output, which is a basic function for home theater
systems, and DVD drive. It provides 3D surround sound and vivid screen.
What is a home theater system?
Home theater system usually consists of a TV, DVD, 5.1 channel speaker, and
a digital amp which provides a high-resolution screen (MPEG2) and 3D
surround sound (Dolby 5.1 or DTS). With a home theater system, you can
enjoy a vivid screen and sound in your home as if you are in a movie theater.
The following devices are required to enjoy a home theater system.
• 5.1 channel speaker system (amplifier, speakers, round-type optical connection
cables that can connect to computer’s S/PDIF jack) (Purchased separately)
• DVD drive and program (Optional)
• DVD title that supports 5.1 channel (Purchased separately)
To use home theater system, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Connect 5.1 channel speaker system to your computer
• Step 2. Configuring the digital sound output on the computer
• Step 3. Enable S/PDIF in the DVD program
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Step 1. Connect 5.1 channel speaker system to your computer
1. Connect an amplifier to the S/PDIF port on your computer.
2. Connect speakers to the amplifier. (Refer to the speaker system’s manual.)
3. To watch through a TV, connect the TV, and change the display device to the TV
in the Display Properties. (Refer to ”Using External Display Devices” (p 68).)
TV
Digital Amplifier
Sub
Woofer
Front Right Speaker
Front Left Speaker
Computer
Center
Speaker
Surround Left Speaker
Surround Right Speaker
Step 2. Configuring the digital sound output on the computer
Press <Fn>+<F7 / S/PDIF> to output the audio signal through the S/PDIF port. If you
press these keys again, the output sound signal is cancelled.
The S/PDIF setting also can be changed in the Sound and Audio Device
properties. (Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio
Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices.) However, <Fn>+<F7/ S/PDIF> keys
have priority.
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Step 3. Enable S/PDIF in the DVD program
To use 5.1 channel speakers, you need to install the Power DVD program from the
System Software CD provided with your computer, then change the settings as per the
following.
1. Run Power DVD program and click the Settings icon (
).
2. On the Audio tab, set the Speaker Environment setting to “Use SPDIF” and click
OK.
Now, you can enjoy home theater using DVD titles.
To control volume for your 5.1 channel speaker, use the control on the digital
amp. (Please refer to the speaker manual.)
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Using the PCMCIA Card Slot
Various different functions can be added by inserting PCMCIA cards into the system.
This system supports 16/32 bit, type I or II PCMCIA card types.
The PCMCIA card slot does not support a ZV card or a PCMCIA III card.
To insert a PCMCIA card
Before using the PCMCIA slot, remove the slot protector.
Push the eject button of the PCMCIA card slot once to pop it out. Push the
button again to eject the slot protector.
1. Insert a PCMCIA card into the PCMCIA card slot on the side of the computer.
Ensure that the PCMCIA card is inserted the correct way, as incorrect insertion
will damage the PCMCIA card slot.
Eject Button
2. Windows automatically installs the necessary driver for the card. If there is no
available driver found by Windows, you have to install the driver using a disk
supplied with the card.
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To remove a PCMCIA card
1. Double-click Safely Removes Hardware icon (
) on the taskbar.
2. On the [Safely Remove Hardware] dialog box, select the appropriate PCMCIA
card and click Stop.
3. When [Stop a Hardware Device] dialog box appears, click OK.
4. Click Close to close the [Safely Remove Hardware] dialog box.
5. Push eject button of the PCMCIA card slot once, and the button pops out.
6. Push the button again to eject the PCMCIA card.
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Using the Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick is popular as a removable storage device similar to a floppy diskette. It
is widely used for many digital products like digital cameras, PDAs, etc. Users can
easily install a memory stick to save and remove data on it.
Restrictions for using a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro
Memory Sticks and Memory Sticks Pro (256MB ~ 1GB, about 1 MB/s data
rate) can only be used as data saving devices. The copyright protection
function is not supported for these memory sticks.
1. Carefully slide the memory stick into the slot with the logo side facing up.
2. Click Start > My Computer, and double-click the Memory Stick icon (
see the content.
) to
3. To remove the memory stick, slightly push on the end of the memory stick. When
the memory stick is ejected, pull it out.
To use a memory stick in other digital devices
If you want to use a memory stick with other digital devices, such as a digital
camera, you are recommended to format the memory stick in the digital
device. If you have formatted the memory stick in the computer, you may have
to reformat it in the digital device.
To protect data in a memory stick
To prevent overwriting or deleting the data in the memory stick, move the slide
lock to the "Lock" position.
To remove a memory stick in Windows 2000
Only remove a memory stick after at least 20 seconds after finishing a task,
such as formatting, copying or deleting.
To use a Memory Stick Duo
Insert a Memory Stick Duo into the Memory Stick Duo adapter and insert the
adapter into the Memory Stick slot of the computer.
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To Re-install the Memory Stick (Card) Driver
The Memory Stick (Card) needs to be removed prior to installing the driver.
If the driver is installed when the Memory Stick (Card) is installed, remove the
Memory Stick (Card), then select Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware
tab > Device Manager, remove Other Device and re-install the Memory Stick
(Card) driver using the System Software CD.
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Using EasyBox
Use EasyBox program to make use of Windows' complicated function easily and
conveniently.
Learn about EasyBox
Double-click the EasyBox( ) icon on the desktop.
(Or select Start > All Programs > Samsung > EasyBox > EasyBox.)
• System: System management features are available, including disk
defragmenter, removing unnecessary files/folders, computer scheduling and
system recovery.
• BIOS: In windows-based mode, you can recover the BIOS defaults and change
the boot sequence.
• Desktop: Desktop management features include changing the font size,
executing a magnifier function, the start menu settings and managing the quick
launch icons on the taskbar.
• Security: Here you can configure the security settings supported by Windows
XP SP2. And you can change the configuration of the firewall settings,
Windows automatic updates and blocking pop-ups when connected to the
Internet.
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• Plus Tip: This is a collection of additional Windows functions that are useful
for system management. (Offering shortcut descriptions of Windows,
configuring network sharing and opening local folder sharing, etc.)
Using EasyBox
Security management function will be used as an example here to show the function of
Easybox
Configuring Firewall
The Windows Firewall prevents unauthorized users from gaining access to your
system via the network or the Internet.
1. Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > EasyBox > EasyBox.
2. Click Security from the top menu bar.
3. Select Windows Firewall Settings from the Security menu on the left.
4. Select a firewall level.
5. Click Apply.
Click the User Setting button for advanced features, including exceptions and
permissions.
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Connecting to the Internet
Connecting with a Modem
Before Start:
• Prepare a telephone line that is not digital.
• Contact an internet service provider (ISP) for instructions on how to connect to
and disconnect from the Internet.
1. Connect a telephone line to the computer’s modem port.
2. Connect to the Internet according to the instructions provided by your ISP.
If the Internet connection is not disconnected properly, additional telephone
charges may be imposed.
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Connecting Through a Wired LAN
1. Connect a LAN cable to the computer’s LAN port.
2. Click Start > Control Panel.
3. Click Network and Internet Connections in the [Control Panel] window.
4. Click Network Connections in the [Network and Internet Connections] window.
5. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and click Properties.
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6. On the General tab, select “Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)” and click Properties.
7. To use DHCP:
On the General tab, select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS
server address automatically”. Click OK.
To use a static IP:
On the General tab, select “Use the following IP address” and fill in the IP
address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, Preferred DNS server, and Alternative
DNS server fields. Click OK.
To use both DHCP and static IP simultaneously:
On the Alternate Configuration tab, click User configured and fill in the fields.
Click OK.
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Using Samsung Network Manager
Use Samsung Network Manager to configure network setting.
Using the program, you can do the following.
• You can save network settings (including IP address) according to network
places such as office and home. When you change places, simply select a
network place and the network settings will be automatically changed
accordingly.
• You can easily find out your current IP.
To configure network setting
1. Connect LAN cable to the computer's LAN port.
2. Double-click Samsung Network Manager icon on the desktop.
Or click Start > All Programs > Samsung Network Manager > Samsung
Network Manager.
3. When you are using DHCP, available IP's are displayed in the status dialog box.
Click Change.
4. Click Add, click Choose Icon and select an icon. Enter a place name in New Name
field and click Ok.
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5. New place icon is displayed and full dialog box appears. Check your IP and click
Close. Network setting is saved.
To configure network setting of some place other than current place, click the
place icon and configure each network device. If you are using DHCP, select
'DHCP' check box and click Save.
If you are using a static IP, clear 'DHCP' check box, enter appropriate network
setting and click Save.
Ask ISP or network administrator for IP address.
To change network places
You can change network places as below.
1. Connect LAN cable to the computer's LAN port, and double-click Samsung
Network Manager icon on the desktop.
If you used static IP in previous place, previous static IP is displayed in the
status dialog box.
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2. Click Change, select a place icon then click Change.
Example) changing to Office
3. On "Do you want to change the location setting?" dialog box, click Ok.
4. When the network place is changed, corresponding place icon is displayed in color
and full dialog box appears. In the right area of full dialog box, network setting is
displayed.
5. Click Close to close the dialog box.
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Connecting Through a Wireless LAN (Option)
A wireless network (Wireless LAN) environment is a network environment that
enables communication between multiple computers at home or a small-size office
through wireless LAN devices.
Using the wireless network connections between the systems, you can use normal
network functions such as sharing of files, folders and printers. When a computer-tocomputer network has been constructed, a computer that is not connected to the
Internet can share the Internet by accessing another computer connected to the Internet.
For details, see “Using Network Services” on page 55.
The description in this section concerns the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100
3B Mini PCI Adapter (hereafter referred to as a 11b card) and the Intel(R)
PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection device (hereafter referred to as a
11g card).
A wireless LAN interface is an optional device that you can select when you
purchase this product. You can connect to the Internet over a wireless
connection when your computer has a wireless LAN (WLAN) device.
To view the installed wireless LAN card, click Start > Control Panel > System
> Hardware tab > Device Manager.
The images actually displayed may differ from the figures shown in this section
according to the installed device and the connection state.
To turn off the Wireless LAN
If the wireless LAN is turned on, the computer consumes more power,
therefore shortening the amount of time you can run on battery. If you are not
using the WLAN or if you are in an environment that does not provide WLAN,
you are recommended to turn off the WLAN by pushing the WLAN button (p14)
on the computer.
Wireless network connections can be classified into two categories.
1) Access Point (AP)
You can connect to an AP to use the network. This is possible only in an environment
equipped with an AP. For details, see “Connecting to an Access Point (AP)” on page
43.
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What is an Access Point (AP)?
An AP is a network device that bridges wired and wireless LANs, and
corresponds to a wireless hub in a wired network. You can connect multiple
wireless LAN installed computers to an AP.
2) Computer-to-computer (ad hoc)
This is also called a peer-to-peer network.
In computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can wirelessly connect 2 or more
computers that have wireless LAN modules. For details, see “Connecting to computerto-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 45.
Connecting to an Access Point (AP)
This section describes how to connect to an AP. You can use the network when you are
connected to an AP.
The connection setup is described for a computer running on Windows XP
Service Pack 2. If you are using the Windows 2000 system, refer to ”Wireless
Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program” (p 51). For more
detailed information such as the network key (encryption key), ask your
network administrator.
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar, and
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2. Select an AP (E.g. Test) to connect to and click Connect.
When the network key dialog box appears, enter the network key and click
Connect.
When a network key is not defined for a selected AP, click on Link to display
the warning message box. Then click Connect again in the box.
Now when Connected in AP is displayed, and you can access the network.
Checking the connection status
Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless Network Connection (
the taskbar, and the connection status is displayed.
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) icon on
Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or
ad hoc)
In computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can wirelessly connect 2 or more
computers that have wireless LAN modules. Using this method, a computer that is not
connected to the Internet can share the Internet by accessing another computer
connected to the Internet. (Refer to ”Sharing an Internet connection through a wireless
network” (p 60).)
You can connect by completing the following steps:
• Step 1. Set up a computer-to-computer network on a computer.
• Step 2. Connect to the configured computer from other computers.
The connection setup is described for computers running Windows XP Service
Pack 2. If you are using the Windows 2000 system, refer to ”Wireless Network
Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program” (p 51).
Step 1. Setting up a computer-to-computer network
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar, and
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2. Click Change the order of Preferred Networks.
3. On the Wireless Network tab, click Advanced.
4. Clear 'Automatically connect to non-default network' check box, if it is selected.
Select 'Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only', and click Close.
5. In the Wireless Networks tab, click Add.
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6. Enter the network name (e.g. samsung), and unselect 'The key is provided for me
automatically'. Enter the encryption key in the Network key field, and click OK.
To prevent a network connection from an unauthorized user, it would be better
to configure a network key (encryption key). A network key consists of 5 or 13
alphanumeric characters (e.g. magic), or of 10 or 26 hexadecimal numbers (a
hexadecimal number is represented by numbers '0' to '9' or letters 'a' to 'f').
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7. Check that the configured network name (e.g. samsung) is in the ’Preferred
networks’ item, and click OK.
Now your wireless network setup has been completed.
Step 2. Connecting to the configured computer
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
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) icon on the taskbar, and
2. Select the wireless network name (e.g. samsung) specified in ”Connecting to
computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 45, and click
Connect.
3. Enter a cryptographic key in the network key box and click Connect.
If the network key is not configured in ”Connecting to computer-to-computer
networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 45, just click Connect, without any
keystrokes.
When connected to the wireless network, the system displays Connected in the
selected network of the Network Connection window.
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Checking the connection status
Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless Network Connection (
the taskbar, and the connection status is displayed.
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) icon on
Wireless Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup
Program
You can use a wireless LAN by using a wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet)
provided separately.
To use wireless network connection, complete the following procedures.
• Step1. Install the wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet).
• Step2. Configure wireless network settings through the wireless LAN
configuration program.
Step 1. Installing the wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet)
You can install the wireless LAN client administrator program following the
instruction displayed automatically when you insert the system software CD. Insert the
system software CD into the CD-ROM drive, and install the wireless LAN
configuration program.
To disable the 'Intel Configuration Service' window afterward
After installing the wireless LAN configuration program, select "Do not show
this again." check box, then click Close.
Step 2. Using the wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet)
Double-click the wireless LAN program (
) icon on the taskbar.
(Or, click Start > All Programs > Intel Network Adapters > Intel(R) PROSet for
Wireless.)
In some languages, some buttons on the window may not be displayed. If this
is the case, resize the window to use the program.
Configure wireless network settings in PROSet following the procedures below.
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To connect to an Access Point:
To connect to an access point or existing computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network,
refer to the following procedures. (To create a new computer-to-computer network,
refer to the following "To create computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network" section.)
1. Click Scan in the Networks tab.
2. Select the name of desired access point or computer-to-computer network to
connect from the searched available networks list, and click Connect.
If your desired network does not appear, click Refresh.
An access point is represented by the (
) icon, and a computer-to-computer
network is represented by the (
) icon. An (
) icon is displayed in front of
an access point or a computer-to-computer network with configured security
settings.
3. Select "Yes, create a profile for this Network.", and click OK.
4. Enter Profile Name and click Next.
5. Enter the network authentication, data encryption (WEP), key index, and
password configured for the target access point or computer-to-computer network
in the Security Settings window, and click Finish.
The network authentication, data encryption (WEP), key index, and password
of a access point are configured in the access point management program.
For information on the security information, check the security settings of the
access point or ask your wireless network administrator.
To connect to an existing computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network, enter the
password configured when creating the computer-to-computer network for the
first time. You do not need to enter network authentication or key index.
Security Settings
- Network authentication: The network authentication option includes Open
System and Shared Key. When you select Open System, no authentication is
applied (however, encryption is supported). When you select Shared Key, a
WEP key is used for authentication. The default setting is Open System.
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- Data encryption (WEP): The IEEE 802.11 WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
standard defines two levels of encryption, a 64-bit key (this is sometimes
represented by 40bits) and a 128-bit key.
- Key index: Select the current encryption key index used by the access point
out of 1 to 4.
- To use pass phrase: Click Use pass phrase to activate, and enter 5 (for 64bit) or 13 (for 128-bit) alphanumeric characters (represented by 0-9, a-z, or AZ).
- To use WEP key: Click Use WEP keys to activate, and enter a hexadecimal
number (represented by 0-9 and A-F) of 10 (for 64-bit) or 26 (for 128-bit) digits
in the WEP key field.
When a wireless connection to an access point is established, the connection icon
( ) appears in front of the name of the connected profile.
To create a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network:
To create a new computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network or to connect to a hidden
access point (Stealth/Closed Mode), refer to the following procedures.
A hidden access point is an access point that exists, but is configured not to
be detected by the scan operation to prevent access attempts from
unauthorized users.
1. Click Add in the Networks tab.
2. Enter Profile Name and Network name (SSID), select Operating Mode, then
click Next.
What is a network name (SSID)?
Network name (SSID) is a name that a wireless adapter uses for identifying
connection. Enter the name of computer-to-computer network to create (e.g.,
samsung) or the name of access point to connect. The network name
identifies cases. (capital and lowercase) For the name of access point, check
the settings of the access point, or ask your wireless network administrator.
Operating Mode:
- Infrastructure - Connect to an Access Point - Select to connect to an
access point.
- Ad hoc - Connect directly to other computers - Select to create a
computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network.
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3. Configure password setting to be used for computer-to-computer network
connection in the Security Settings window.
To connect to an access point, enter the network authentication, data encryption
(WEP), key index, and password configured in the access point.
It is recommended to configure data encryption for security purposes when
creating a computer-to-computer network connection profile. For more
information on security settings refer to the security settings in Connecting to
AP or Help.
When you are creating a computer-to-computer network connection profile,
the network authentication setting is disabled.
4. When a profile creation is completed, the new created profile appears in the
profiles list in the Networks tab. Select corresponding profile, and click Connect
to connect to the created profile.
When a wireless connection to the created profile is established, the connection
icon ( ) appears in front of the name of the connected profile.
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Using Network Services
While the computer is connected to the network, you can use network services to share
files, folders, and printers. Using computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can
access the Internet through a computer that is connected to the Internet even if your
computer is not directly connected to the Internet.
Network services are provided for the computers that are connected to the
network through wired or wireless network connections. For details, see
“Connecting Through a Wired LAN” on page 37 and see “Connecting Through
a Wireless LAN (Option)” on page 42.
Sharing files or folders
This section describes how to share files and folders between computers connected to
the network.
To share files, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Configuring the sharing of files and folders on a computer.
• Step 2. Accessing shared files and folders from another computer.
When a file or folder is shared, anyone connected to the network can open and
delete the shared file or folder.
Configure a file sharing network only when the network is secure, and do not
share important data.
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Step 1. Configuring Sharing
1. Right-click the target file or folder to share in My Computer, and select Sharing
and Security.
2. Click 'IF you understand the security risks but want to share files without running
the wizard, click here'.
It has the same security effect as that of the 'Network Setup Wizard'.
This screen does not appear if Internet Sharing Network Wizard has been
installed in the computer-to-computer wireless network environment.
3. Select 'Just enable file sharing', and click OK.
4. In the 'Network sharing and security' field, select 'Share this folder on the network',
enter the share name, and click OK.
Be cautious when selecting 'Allow network users to change my files' since
other network users can change the files in the shared folder.
The file and folder sharing configuration has been completed.
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Step 2. Using Shared Files or Folders
This section describes how to access shared files or folders if your computer is a
member of the same workgroup.
1. Click Start > My Computer. Under Other Places, click My Network Places in
your computer.
2. Click 'View workgroup computers', and click the desired computer to access the
shared file.
If your computer is a member of another workgroup:
1. Click Other Places > Microsoft Windows Network.
2. Click the desired workgroup.
3. Click the desired computer to display the shared files or folders.
Sharing Printers
This section describes how to share a printer between computers connected to a
network.
To share a printer, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Configure printer sharing in the computer connected to the printer.
• Step 2. Add and use the shared printer in other computers on the network.
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Step 1. Configuring Printer Sharing
1. From the computer connected to the printer, click Start > Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer you want to share, and click Sharing.
3. Select 'Share this printer', enter a share name for the shared printer, and click OK.
4. In the Printers and Faxes window, you will find the printer icon has been changed
to another icon on a hand.
Step 2. Adding and Using a Shared Printer.
1. From a different computer that wants to use the shared printer, click Start >
Printers and Faxes.
2. Click Add a printer.
3. In the Add Printer Wizard, click Next.
4. Select 'A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer', and click
Next.
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5. Select 'Browse for a printer', and click Next.
6. Select the workgroup or computer, select the desired printer, and click Next.
If you cannot find the desired printer, try again after a while.
7. Read the warning about a shared printer, and click Yes to install the shared printer.
8. Select Yes for 'Do you want to use this printer as a default printer?', and click Next.
9. Click Finish.
10. When the printer sharing configuration has been completed, the shared printer
appears in the Printers and Faxes window.
Now you can print using the shared printer even if your computer is not directly
connected to a printer.
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Sharing an Internet connection through a wireless network
By connecting your computer to another computer, which is connected to the Internet
over a wired connection, through a wireless network (Peer-to- Peer), you can access
the Internet from your computer.
To share an Internet connection, the computers should be connected to a
computer-to-computer (peer-to-peer) wireless network. For details, see
“Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on
page 45.
Also, one of the computers has to be connected to the Internet (external
network).
The description for Sharing Internet access is for the operating system
Windows XP Service Pack 2.
To share an Internet connection, complete the following procedures:
• Step 1. Configuring a Internet connection sharing from the computer connected
to the Internet.
• Step 2. After completing the shared Internet connection configuration, check
that the other computers can access the Internet through the shared Internet
connection.
Step 1. Configuring Internet Sharing.
Configuring a shared Internet connection on the computer connected to the Internet.
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network
Connections.
2. Right-click on the device connected to the Internet, the external network, and
select Properties.
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If the computer is connected to the Internet through a wired LAN, select 'Local
Area Connection'.
3. On the Advanced tab, select 'Allow other network users to connect through this
computer's Internet connection', and click OK.
Step 2. Checking the Shared Internet Connection.
When the Internet connection sharing configuration has been completed, the network
icon in the Network Connections window is displayed as follows:
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network
Connections.
– A computer connected to the Internet.
– A computer sharing the remote Internet connection (other computer).
If the icon does not appear after a long time, restart the computer.
Computers on the network can access the Internet through the shared Internet
connection only when the computer connected to the Internet is turned on.
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Customizing Your Computer
Using System Setup
The System Setup (BIOS) program enables you to configure your computer hardware
and set security and power-savings options. The settings you choose are stored in
battery-maintained CMOS memory that saves the information even when the
computer’s power is turned off. When your computer is turned back on, it is configured
with the values found in this memory.
Run System Setup if you get a message prompting you to run the program. You may
also want to run System Setup, particularly the first time you use your computer, to set
the time and date, use security or power-management features, or alter the settings of
other features.
BIOS Caution:
If you are not familiar with BIOS setup and what the parameters mean, seek
help from a person who is knowledgeable. Incorrect settings may cause your
system to malfunction or “Crash”.
Your computer’s version of System Setup may not include all the fields listed
here or may include additional fields. Field names and order of appearance
can vary according to the version of the BIOS (basic input/output system) on
your computer.
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Starting System Setup
To start System Setup, turn on your computer and then press <F2> and hold until the
System Setup screen appears.
Table 2. System Setup Menus
Menu
Function
Main
Changes the basic system.
Advanced
Configures advanced features on your computer.
Security
Enables security features, including passwords.
Boot
Specifies the order of boot devices and configures boot
features.
Exit
Specifies how to exit System Setup.
To open the menu you need to use, use the left or right arrow keys to select the menu
name.
Table 3. System Setup Navigation Keys
Navigation Key
Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help window.
<Esc>
Exits the current menu.
<
> or <
>
Moves the cursor up and down between fields.
<
> or <
>
Selects different menus. Pressing the <Esc> key at the Main
menu brings you to the Exit menu.
<F5>
Scrolls backwards through the options for the highlighted field.
<F6>
Scrolls forward through the options for the highlighted field.
<F9>
Sets the parameters for the current menu to their default values.
<F10>
Save changes and exit system setup.
<Enter>
Executes commands or opens a submenu.
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Changing Booting Priority
You can select the booting priority among the devices such as the hard drive, CD-ROM
drive, etc. The following example describes how to configure the hard drive as the first
booting device when the CD-ROM drive is configured as the first booting device by
default.
1. Select the Boot menu in System Setup.
2. Press <Enter> on Boot Device Priority item.
3. Use < > key to move to the Hard Drive item, and press <F6> until it is at the
very top.
4. Press <F10> to save the changed configuration, and exit System Setup.
Now you can boot the system with the hard disk drive as the first booting device.
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Configuring the Password
Setting the Supervisor Password
By configuring a supervisor password, you can restrict system access to authorized
users only.
Do not lose or forget your password. If you have forgotten your password,
contact the Samsung service center.
1. Select the Security menu in the System Setup. To enter System Setup, see “Starting
System Setup” on page 63.
2. On the Set Supervisor Password item, press <Enter>.
3. Enter a password, press <Enter>, re-enter the password for confirmation, and
press <Enter> again.
4. When a message confirming the password configuration appears in the [Setup
Notice] window, press <Enter>.
Setting the User Password
You can configure user passwords so that other users can use the system.
Before configuring a user password, a supervisor password must have been
configured.
Users can start the system with their user password, but cannot enter into the
System Setup.
Deactivating the supervisor password also deactivates the user password.
On the Set User Password item, press <Enter>, and complete step 3-4 of "Setting the
Supervisor Password".
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Activating the Booting Password
Before activating the booting password, the supervisor password must have
been configured.
Set the Password on boot option to [Enabled].
From now on, system booting will not proceed without the password.
Deactivating the Password
1. On the password to delete, press <Enter>. (e.g. supervisor password)
2. Enter the current configured password, and press <Enter>.
3. Leave the 'Enter New Password' and 'Confirm New Password' field empty, and
press <Enter> to deactivate the password.
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Configuring Resolution and Colour Depth
Screen resolution is the number of pixels displayed on the screen. High resolution
makes the overall screen area large, although individual items appear small. Colour
quality is determined by the number of bits used to represent a pixel on the screen. High
colour quality displays more number of colours on your screen.
1. Select Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Change the screen
resolution.
2. Make changes on the Settings tab of the [Display Properties] dialog box.
To change your screen
resolution, move the slider
to select an appropriate
resolution.
To change the number of
colours displayed on a
monitor, select an
appropriate colour quality.
3. When you have completed configuration, click Apply.
For XGA models, configuring the screen resolution to 1024x768, and the
colour quality to Highest (32 bit) is recommended.
For SXGA+ models, configuring the screen resolution to 1400x1050, and the
colour quality to Highest (32 bit) is recommended.
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Using External Display Devices
Using external display devices such as monitor, projector, TV, etc you can view the
screen images alternatively or simultaneously. You can extend the screen into two
display devices to use larger workspace.
Using external display devices would be especially useful when you are giving
presentations or watching a movie through your TV.
1. Connect a monitor or a projector to the monitor port of the system. To connect a
TV, connect the TV to the monitor port or TV output port of the system.
2. Right-click on the desktop, and select Graphics Options > Graphics Properties.
3. On the Devices tab, select your desired display device, and click OK. (The
displayed device list is determined by the currently connected devices.)
Monitor
Displays on an external device such as monitor, projector or TV (connected to the
monitor port) only.
Notebook
Displays on the notebook LCD only.
Television
Displays on the TV (connected to the TV output port) only.
Intel(R) Dual
Display Clone
Displays the same screen on the notebook LCD, and an external device such as
monitor, projector, or TV.
Extended
Desktop
Extends the screen into the notebook LCD and an external device such as monitor,
projector, or TV to use a 2 times larger workspace.
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To switch display devices using shortcut key
You can switch display devices easily by pressing <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT>
shortcut key.
Provided that the CRT monitor is connected, the display order will be LCD >
CRT > LCD+CRT whenever the <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> key is pressed.
Provided that multiple external display devices are connected, the display
order will be LCD > CRT > LCD+CRT > TV > LCD+TV > CRT+TV >
LCD+CRT+TV whenever the <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> key is pressed.
You cannot use the <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> shortcut key in the full screen
mode DOS prompt.
To change display devices easily
Right-click on the desktop, and select Graphics Options > Output To to change
the current display device easily.
To change the screen resolution and color quality
If the screen does not appear clearly, please try to change the screen
resolution and colour quality. In the figure of step 3, select a device, and
configure the color, screen area, and refresh rate.
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System Management
Using Power Management Options
Your computer includes Power Management options that can help the battery charge
last longer and extend the life of the battery. Power-management options will slow
down or shut off system components when the components are not being used.
Power management may slow down system performance. Your computer runs fastest
with the power cord attached, whereby power management is disabled.
In the next sections, basic and advanced methods of power management will be
discussed.
Basic Power Management Schemes
This section discusses the basic schemes of power management when the computer is
operating on battery power or using AC power.
Standby vs. Hibernation
Hibernation is a state where the contents of memory are stored in a special file
on the hard disk, and Standby simply keeps a small holding current through
the memory to keep the data. You are more likely to sustain loss of data in
Standby mode so it is recommended to save all open files before entering
Standby.
Changing Devices:
Do not change PC Cards while in standby or hibernate modes.
To enter the power management window complete the following:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance.
2. Click
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icon to display the Power Options Properties window.
3. Click the Power Schemes tab to display the basic power management options.
By default, the power scheme is
configured to SAMSUNG mode.
SAMSUNG mode extends the battery
life and optimizes the Intel Speedstep
function. Since the CPU power
consumption is automatically
optimized to conserve power when
the computer is operating on battery
power, an application may be
executed slower than when it is
operating on AC power.To use
SAMSUNG mode after reinstalling
Windows, install the PowerCFG
program using the system software
CD.
(Celeron CPU - Intel Speed Step
function is not supported.)
4. Select the time that you wish each of the following actions to occur in Battery and
AC power mode.
•
•
•
•
Turn off monitor
Turn off hard disks
System standby
System hibernates
Turning off the monitor and HDDs will save a substantial amount of battery power,
therefore when in battery only mode select the shortest time practical.
You can schedule your system for shutdown, hibernation or standby modes by
clicking System > Computer Scheduling of the EasyBox program (p34).
Hibernate Mode (Power Management or Manual Method)
When hibernation is used, your computer turns off and when you power up again,
everything is restored exactly as you left it—including programs and documents
you may not have saved or closed. Everything in memory gets saved to the HDD,
and the monitor and hard disk get turned off.
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If You Reinstall Windows:
You should re-establish hibernate in power options by opening Power
Options Properties window and click on the Hibernate tab then click
“Enable Hibernation”.
Hibernate Tab
Frequent Interruptions:
If you experience frequent interruptions, you might also consider putting your
computer into automatic hibernation after a specified number of minutes using
the power management options.
Standby Mode (Power Management or Manual Method)
Standby is used mainly for conserving battery power in your notebook computer. It
also gives you the benefit of getting right back to your work without waiting for the
computer to restart. Standby turns off your monitor and hard disks, placing your entire
system in a low-power state. When you return to your computer, restores your desktop
exactly as you left it. It is recommended that you do not enter standby mode with less
than 20% battery power.
5. Click OK to set your power management options and close the window.
Rest Key:
The manual <Fn>+<Esc/Rest> key combination will not activate Standby or
Hibernate modes while you are playing a multimedia program or have an
active USB device connected.
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Advanced Power Management Schemes
This section discusses the advanced power management schemes. There are two
buttons that you can use to manually conserve power.
To enter the power management window complete the following:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance.
2. Click
icon to display the Power Options Properties window.
3. Click the Advanced tab to display the advanced power management options.
Advanced Tab
Power & Sleep Button
Programming Windows
4. Select the mode (Do nothing/Ask me what to do/Standby/Hibernate/Shut
down) assigned to the Power button and/or <Esc/Rest> key. Also select the action
(Do nothing/Standby/Hibernate) associated with closing the computer lid.
The “Rest” key is assigned to the <Fn>+<Esc/Rest> key combination. See
”Basic Power Management Schemes” on page 70 for a better understanding
of Standby and Hibernate modes.
5. Click OK to set your power management options and close the window.
You can return to normal operation after you have used one of the “Power
Management” buttons by quickly pushing and releasing the Power button.
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Using the Battery
Please refer to the following instructions when running the computer on battery power
without connecting the AC power.
Please read the instructions on the battery before use.
Please refer to the system operation environment (p114) of this manual and
operate and store the battery at room temperature.
Ejecting and Attaching Battery
1. Shutdown the system and close LCD.
2. Put the computer upside down on a flat surface.
3. Pull the two battery latches outward, then remove the battery.
In X05 model, slide left battery latch outward, then remove the battery while
holding the right battery latch outward.
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4. To install the battery again, slide the battery into the system as below. The battery
latches move inward, and fix the battery automatically.
Monitoring the Battery Charge
To monitor using a shortcut key
Press <Fn>+<F2/
> keys to view the remaining battery charge. (p10)
To monitor on the battery
Remove the battery from the computer, and press the PUSH button on the battery to
view the approximate remaining battery charge (%).
Using the battery
The battery has an expendable supply, so when you use it for a long time, the
capacity/battery life is shortened. If the battery life is reduced to under half of
the initial time, we recommend that you purchase a new battery to use.
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Battery Warning
You will hear an alarm when the remaining battery charge is under 10%.
Connect the power cable or turn off the computer and install a fully charged
battery.
When the remaining battery charge is under 3%, the computer automatically
saves current work and turns off. This may be different according to the
settings in Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options > Alarms tab.
Battery Calibration
Calibrating your battery once a month is one of the recommended methods of
increasing your computer’s battery life. To calibrate the battery complete the following
steps:
Calibration Notes:
You should start the battery calibration process with a fully charged battery,
battery status LED is green. However, the power meter may not show 100%.
Before you commence the battery calibration process you should fully charge,
then fully discharge and finally fully recharge the battery again.
1. Disconnect the AC power adapter after turning off the system.
2. Restart your computer and press <F2> to enter BIOS setup.
3. Using the arrow keys, highlight Smart Battery Calibration in the Boot menu.
4. Press <Enter> to start calibration process. The calibration usually takes 3 to 5
hours depending on the current battery charge.
5. When the calibration process is complete, recharge the battery fully.
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Upgrading Memory
This computer has a 128 MB or 256 MB memory module. There is a socket in which
one additional memory module can be installed.
Removing the memory module
Before removing/replacing the memory module, turn the system off
completely. Do not replace the memory module when the system is in
Standby/Hibernate mode.
1. Using a screwdriver, open the memory module compartment cover on the bottom
of the computer.
screw
2. Push the memory module tabs outward to pop the memory module upwards.
Carefully pull the module out at an angle of about 30°.
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Adding a memory module
1. Align the new memory module connectors accordingly and slide it into the slot at
a 30° angle.
Ensure the notch on the memory module corresponds with the notch on the
socket.
2. Push the memory module in until the module clicks into place. If the memory
module is not fixed completely, gently push the memory down while pressing the
memory module tabs outward.
3. Close and fix the memory module compartment cover using a screwdriver.
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Using the Security Lock Port
The security lock is a device used to physically 'fix' the system when using it in a public
place. The locking device needs to be purchased separately. The shape and methods of
use may differ depending on the manufacturer. Please refer to the manual provided
with the security lock for proper use.
Connect a security lock cable to a fixed object, and to the security lock port on the back
of the computer.
Any damage to the machine caused by using a locking / security device is not
covered under warranty.
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Tips for Using Your Computer
The following information helps you avoid potential problems as you use your
computer:
Do not try to disassemble your computer. Opening the system chassis or
removing the hard disk drive voids your warranty. Only an authorised
Samsung service center can replace or add any parts inside the chassis.
• Follow all the instructions and cautions in your computer user documentation.
• The LCD has a polarized surface and can be damaged easily. To prevent
damage, avoid touching the screen.
• Use only approved AC adapters, auto adapters, memory modules and other
options.
• Because a notebook computer is small and has restricted air flow around
components, it is more likely to overheat than a desktop computer. A fan inside
your computer runs when needed to help eliminate heat. Make sure the fan vent
on the left side of your computer is not blocked when you use the computer.
Occasionally check the vents and remove any accumulated dust on the outside.
• Avoid using or storing the computer in extremely hot or cold areas, such as a
car on a hot day. Keep the computer away from heaters and out of direct
sunlight. Exposure to excessive heat may damage computer components. If you
have left your computer in a hot place, let it cool down slowly to room
temperature (with the LCD panel open) before using it.
• Do not remove the memory-module compartment door, or try to install a
memory module when the computer is on.
• Set up your computer work area to avoid physical strain. Sit with your back
straight and supported by your chair. Adjust your chair or work table so that
your arms and wrists can remain in a relaxed position, parallel with the floor.
Avoid bending or twisting your wrists as you work. Your hands should “float”
slightly above the keyboard. Refer to a book on office ergonomics for more
information on setting up your work area.
• Take frequent breaks from working at the computer to rest your eyes and
stretch your muscles.
• Remember to save your data files frequently and to make backup copies of your
files.
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Travelling with Your Computer
Air Travel
If you are travelling by air, follow these tips:
• Take the computer with you as carry-on luggage. Do not check the computer
with your baggage.
• Allow the computer and disks to go through the X-ray security devices. Do not
hand-carry disks through the walk-through metal detectors, which can cause
loss of data.
• Make sure that the battery is charged or the power cord is easily accessible.
You may be required to turn on the computer for airport security personnel.
• Be prepared to turn off the computer during take off and landing.
Handling Spills
Do not spill anything on your computer. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating
and drinking around your computer. If you do spill something on your computer, turn
off your computer, unplug it immediately, and do the following:
• If you spill liquid on the keyboard, drain as much of the liquid from the
keyboard as possible. Be careful not to let the liquid drip onto the LCD panel.
Allow the system to dry for several days before trying to use it.
• If you spill liquid on an external keyboard or keypad, unplug it and drain as
much of the liquid as possible. Allow the keyboard to sit at room temperature
for a full day before trying to use it.
Sweet liquids leave a sticky residue that may jam the keyboard despite your
efforts to dry it.
• If you spill liquid on the LCD panel, clean it immediately with a soft cloth and
denatured alcohol or a proprietary LCD screen cleaner. Do not use water,
window cleaner, acetone, aromatic solvent, or dry, rough towels to clean it.
Some liquids damage the polarized LCD screen. If your screen is damaged,
contact your local authorized Samsung service center for a replacement.
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Storing the Computer for Long Periods
If you will not be using the computer for a long period of time (a month or more), you
should discharge the battery completely then remove the battery from the computer.
This extends the life of the battery.
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Troubleshooting
Complete the following in the order presented until your system is functioning
properly. If all of the steps below fail then contact your local reseller for assistance.
Questions and Answers
Please see “Questions and Answers” on page 84 for assistance in correcting any
computer operational problems.
Check the Connections
Verify all of the power and peripheral cables are securely plugged into their sockets
and that your system and power supply is on.
Norton AntiVirus
Run Norton AntiVirus to ensure a virus is not affecting your computer.
To run Norton AntiVirus proceed as follows:
Click Start > All Programs > Norton AntiVirus > Norton AntiVirus 2003.
Windows Help and Support
Run Windows Help and Support to find problem that may be affecting your computer.
To run Windows Help and Support proceed as follows:
Click Start > Help and Support.
Frequently Asked Questions
To view FAQ’s on your computer, please visit www.samsungpc.com.
Reinstalling Software
If for some reason your system crashes you may corrupt your HDD, Windows
operating system and/or some of your device drivers. If this is the case, use System
Recovery CD to reinstall OS and System Software CD to reinstall the corrupt device
drivers.
System Recovery Precaution:
Before you start restoring your windows operating system insure you backup
all data on your hard drive.
Samsung is NOT responsible for any data loss.
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Questions and Answers
This section provides information on possible problems, solutions and other references
for system use.
Windows Related
Q1 The system does not shutdown properly.
A
When the system does not shutdown normally, press and hold the Power button
until the system manually shuts off. If the Power-Saving Mode is configured into
the Power button, press and hold for more than 4 seconds to shut the system off.
When the system is turned on after such manual shutdown, Scandisk will run to
check errors in the system.
Q2 The system freezes during program operation
A1
There is an error with the program currently being used. Press the <Ctrl>, <Alt>,
and <Delete> keys simultaneously and click and Task in the [Windows Task
Manager] window.
A2
There is an error with the Windows OS. Reboot the system by using the Power
button.
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Display Related
Q1 The LCD screen is blank.
A
Adjust the LCD screen brightness. Use the <Fn>+<
>, <Fn>+<
> keys.
Q2 The screen saver disturbs screen viewing during Media Player or video file
operation.
A
Under the Media Player Options, in Player > Enable Screen Saver During Use,
uncheck the box and restart the player.
Q3 In DOS mode, changing the full screen DOS mode by pressing
<ALT>+<Enter> key displays a broken image for a short period.
A
The DOS mode which supports 2 Byte characters such as Korean and Japanese
runs in graphic not in text mode. In this case, a broken image may be displayed
while changing the video mode settings.
Q4 In the following cases, the screen blinks or displays noise for a short time:
(Changing the resolution, changing the display device, removing the AC
adapter, restarting the system)
A
This may happen while the video driver is examining the connected device.
Q5 When I connected a projector to the computer and pressed <Fn>+<F4 /
LCD/CRT> keys, display devices are not converted properly.
A1
Press <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys once more.
A2
Convert display devices on [Graphics controller properties] dialog. (Refer to
”Using External Display Devices” (p 68).)
A3
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1> keys to change the setting to CRT, or press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F3> keys to change to LCD.
Q6 Extended Desktop is not configured on [Display Properties] dialog. (Start >
Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display > Settings tab)
A
Change the setting to extended desktop on [Graphics Controller Properties]
dialog. (Refer to ”Using External Display Devices” (p 68).)
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Q7 I pressed <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys, then the screen blinks.
A
This problem may occur when you pressed <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys to
convert display devices while there is no external display device
connected.Connect an external display device first, then convert display devices.
Q8 When I played an audio file (Mid/Mp3/Wave) on Windows Media Player,
the screen resolution is changed or the screen is not displayed.
A
This problem may occur when you press <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys or
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1 or F3> keys while using the Windows Media Player in full
screen mode.Do not use these keys while playing the Windows Media Player.
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1> keys change the display setting to CRT, and
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F3> keys to LCD.
Q9 When I changed display properties setting and restarted the computer, the
property is converted to the prior setting.
A
Change the setting on [Display Properties] dialog and apply immediately without
restarting the computer.
Q10 When I played a DVD or an MPEG file while the display is set to Dual
Display Clone, the video file is interrupted while playing or displayed only
on one display device.
A1
Press <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys to change the display setting to Dual
Display, then play a DVD or an MPEG file.
A2
Set the display to Dual Display Clone as follows, then play a DVD or an MPEG
file.
1.
Press touchpad right button on the desktop.
2.
Click Graphic Options > Graphic Properties > Devices tab.
3.
Select Dual Display Clone, then select "Same display configuration driven on
both displays" check box.
4.
Click OK.
A3
If above methods do not solve the problem, change the setting to display only on
the LCD.
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Q11 <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys do not operate.
A
When you are playing a video file such as a video CD, an MPEG file, or a DVD,
when no external display is connected, or when you are using the extended
desktop mode or full screen DOS mode, you cannot change display devices.
Q12 When I played a DVD or a video CD in dual display clone or extended
desktop mode, actions such as changing the display setting or adjusting the
volume operates slowly.
A
Playing a DVD or a video CD requires additional data processing. In dual display
clone or extended desktop mode, data volume involved in this process exceeds
the volume the video chip can handle simultaneously, causing a problem.Change
the display device to display through either one, the LCD or the external display
device.
Q13 When the computer enters standby mode or hibernate mode, screen of a
connected TV is broken for a short time.
A
This problem may occur in some wide screen TVs. After a short time, the TV
turns off properly.
Q14 When I restarted the computer from hibernate mode, the screen is not
displayed properly.
A
This problem may occur when the TV is set to primary display device, and the
CRT to secondary. Change the display device differently. (Refer to ”Using
External Display Devices” (p 68).)
Q15 When I connected and used a projector, the screen is broken for a short
time.
A
When you use DOS mode with some projectors, this problem may occur while
changing the video mode. The screen is displayed properly after a short time.
Q16 When I set the extended desktop to display through both LCD and TV and
restarted the computer, the setting is changed to dual display mode.
A
Set to extended desktop again on [Graphics Controller Properties] dialog. (Refer
to ”Using External Display Devices” (p 68).)
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Q17 When I changed the screen resolution in extended screen mode and
restarted the computer, the screen is not displayed properly.
A
This problem may occur when the display is set to "Restart the computer before
applying the new display settings". (Start > Control Panel > Appearance and
Themes > Display > Settings tab > Advanced > General tab)
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display > Settings tab
> Advanced > General tab. Select "Apply the new display setting without
restarting" and click OK.
2.
Change the screen resolution on [Graphics Controller Properties] dialog, and
apply immediately without restarting the computer. (Refer to ”Using External
Display Devices” (p 68).)
Q18 When I pressed <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys, the screen resolution is
changed.
A
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This problem may occur when the screen resolution of CRT mode is different
from that of LCD or LCD/CRT mode. Configure the CRT mode screen
resolution same as the LCD mode screen resolution.
Modem Related
Q1 I cannot hear the modem sound.
A1
Check that the telephone line is properly connected to the modem.
A2
Check that the modem driver is installed properly.
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System.
2.
Select Hardware tab > Device Manager > Modems in the System Properties
window, and check if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the installed modem
icon. If there is, delete the modem device driver and reinstall the driver, because
the yellow exclamation mark represents a not properly installed driver.
3.
If there is no yellow exclamation mark, double-click the installed modem, and
click Diagnostics tab > Query Modem in the Modem Properties window to
diagnose the modem.
No message in either of Command and Response in the Diagnostics tab means
that the modem is not operating properly.
Diagnose the modem again after restarting the system or reinstalling the driver.
(You have to exit all programs using modem in the advance of diagnostics of the
modem).
A3
Although I can make a connection with the modem, I cannot hear the dial tone
and modem connection sound. In this case check the following list:
1.
Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control.
2.
Clear the Mute check box in the Telephone Line item.
(Depending on the sound driver, it may be displayed as another name such as
Modem, Phone, Mono. If there is no corresponding item, click Options >
Properties > Volume Control, select 'Playback', and select the 'Telephone Line'
under the 'Display the following volume controls'. Click OK.)
Q2 I cannot make a call using an extension line.
A
In general, the dial tone of a PBX or a digital phone switching system is not a
continuous one, unlike that of trunk line.
Therefore, the modem may not make a call because the modem mistakes the dial
tone from a PBX or a digital phone switching system as a busy tone.
In this case, complete the following procedures.
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- Using an AT command
As an initialization command, use the command, ATX3.
Otherwise, enter the ATX3 command manually before making a call.
It can correct this problem by skipping the dial tone check step.
- Configuring the Modem through the Control Panel
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
2.
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
3.
In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
4.
In the Modem tab of the Modem Properties window, clear the 'Wait for dial tone
before dialing' check box.
5.
When the configuration is completed, click OK.
Q3 How do I use my modem when dialing from overseas?
A1
Check that the modem is correctly configured according to the current country.
Because the values for communication may differ according to the country, you
may not be able to connect via the modem due to an incorrect modem
configuration.
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
2.
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
3.
In the Dialing Rules tab, click Edit.
4.
In the General tab in the Edit Location window, select the current country from
the Country/region radio box, specify the Area code, and click OK.
A2 Because the shape of the telephone plug may differ according to the country, you
have to purchase and use the appropriate telephone plug for that particular
country.
Q4 How do I receive a fax while the system is in power saving mode (Rest mode)
(For Windows XP and 2000)?
A
To receive a fax when the system is in power saving mode, and the operating
system is Windows XP or 2000, configure the system as follows:
1.
The automatic fax reception function of the fax program needs to be activated.
(For more information, refer to the corresponding fax program manual.)
2.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
3.
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
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4.
In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
5.
In the Power Management tab of the Modem Properties window, select the "This
device activates the computer in power saving mode" check box, and click OK.
The above setting enables the modem to turn on the system and receive a fax
when in power saving mode.
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Wired LAN Related
Q1 <Wake On LAN> function
A
<Wake On LAN> is a function that activates the system in rest mode when a
signal (such as ping or magic packet commands) arrives from network (wired
LAN).
To use <Wake On LAN> function:
1.
Click Start > My Computer > My Network Places > View network connections.
2.
Click the right button of the touchpad over Local Area Connection, and select
Properties.
3.
Click Configure, and select Power Management tab. Select ’Allow this device to
bring the computer out of standby’, then click OK. Restart the system.
If the system in rest mode is activated when there is no received signal, use the
system after disabling <Wake On LAN> function.
Connecting with wired LAN while also using wireless LAN may not execute
<Wake On LAN> function. To remedy this, configure wireless LAN to ’Disable’
to use <Wake On LAN> function.
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Wireless LAN Related
Refer to ”Connecting Through a Wireless LAN (Option)” (p 42) for the basic uses of
a wireless LAN.
Q1 The Wireless LAN device is operating properly, but I cannot connect to the
Internet or to another computer.
This is due to an incorrect configuration, or a configuration error. Check the
following check lists:
A1
If you are using a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network connection, check
that the name of the configured network (SSID) is correct. The network name
(SSID) is case sensitive.
A2
If you are using a network key (encryption key), you have to use the same
network keys for an AP (Access Point) or a computer-to-computer network (Ad
Hoc). The network key of the AP is configured in the AP management program.
Ask your network administrator or AP manager for more detailed information.
A3
Check that the device driver is properly installed. If the driver is not properly
installed, you will find a yellow exclamation mark on the network icon by
clicking Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System >
Hardware tab > Device Manager > Network adapters > Wireless LAN adapter. If
there is a yellow exclamation mark, please reinstall the device driver with the
system software CD.
A4
Referring to A2 of Q3, Check that the network bridge configuration is correct.
Q2 The signal strength is excellent, but I cannot connect to the network.
Even if the signal strength is excellent, the network connection may not operate
properly if the TCP/IP properties are not properly configured, or the network key
(encryption key) is incorrect.
A1
Check that the TCP/IP properties are configured properly. When you connect to
an AP, click the Wireless Network Connection icon on the taskbar and select the
Support tab. If the IP is not allocated properly, the IP address will be displayed
as follows (e.g. 169.254.xxx.xxx).
If the network does not provide DHCP, you have to specify the correct IP address
by asking your network administrator.
Even if the network provides DHCP, the server may not allocate an IP address to
the client properly, and the client station cannot connect to the network.
A2
Referring to A2 of Q1, check that the network key is correct.
A3
Referring to Q4, check that AP is operating properly.
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Q3 I cannot share an Internet connection.
A1
It may require some time to synchronize the computers to share an Internet
connection after the Internet connection sharing configuration is completed. If
you cannot share Internet connection even after a longer period, restart the
computer.
A2
Check if the connection between the network adapters is configured to bridge. If
there is a configured bridge connection between the network adapters through the
network configuration wizard, remove the network bridge, and reconfigure the
Internet connection sharing.
A bridge connection is created when you ran Network Setup Wizard from the
[Network Connections] window, and selected both the internal connection
adapter and another adapter in the wizard.
Q4 I cannot connect to the AP.
Check the Computer Settings
A1
Verify whether the wireless LAN function of the computer is on by doing the
following. If the wireless LAN function is off, turn it on.
- For Windows XP, verify that the wireless network connection has been set to
"Enable" in Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
- When a wireless LAN button is present, verify that the wireless LAN button has
been switched on. (Refer to ”Hot Keys” (p 14).)
A2
Verify whether the same network key (encryption key) has been entered in both
the AP and the computer.
The network key is an encryption key for encrypting data transmitted between the
AP and the computer. It is recommended setting the network key manually.
Check the AP Settings
For the AP settings, refer to the User's Guide provided by the AP manufacturer.
A3
Verify whether the environment is suitable for using a wireless LAN.
The use of a wireless LAN may be restricted according to the environment and
distance. Obstacles such as walls or doors affect the use of a wireless LAN.
Please install the AP in a high and open location, which is far from the
interference of other electric waves.
A4
Verify whether the AP is operating properly.
- When the AP is not operating normally, turn off the AP and after a short while
turn it on again.
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- Verify whether the AP's firmware is the most recent version. (Contact the AP
manufacturer or the place where you purchased the AP for details of the AP
firmware.)
A5
Verify whether the AP has been properly connected to the network.
Verify whether the network is operating normally by connecting the wired
network cable, which has been connected to the AP, to your computer.
A6
Check the network key settings (encryption key).
When automatic code conversion (a passphrase function) has been selected and
data communication is not functioning even with a normal wireless connection,
it is recommended entering the network key (encryption key) manually.
A7
Check the AP settings as follows. (The following is recommended for a standard
environment and thus may differ according to the specific wireless network
environment.)
- When several APs are present simultaneously, check the channel setting for
each AP. When different APs are using nearby channels, interference may occur
between electronic waves. Set the APs' channels further apart from each other.
(Ex: Ch1, Ch5, Ch9, Ch13)
- When an AP's SSID (Service Set ID) option is set to "Hide", you cannot search
for that AP on the computer. We recommend canceling the "Hide" option for an
AP. The SSID is a name for distinguishing one wireless LAN from another
wireless LAN.
- It is recommended using Long Preamble. Preamble is a signal for data
transmission synchronization. Short Preamble may be supported by some types
of APs but may cause compatibility problems.
- It is recommended using a static IP.
- Since static channel selection is more reliable than auto channel selection, it is
recommended setting a static channel.
Q5 In the Windows XP 'Available wireless networks' window, the Wireless
Network Connection is displayed as 'Not Available'.
A1
When there is a Wireless LAN button, ensure that the Wireless LAN button is
turned on. (Refer to ”Hot Keys” (p 14).)
A2
Check if there is additional program for a wireless LAN connection installed.
Windows XP supports wireless LAN connections through the Wireless Zero
Configuration (WZC) service. Therefore, an additional program for wireless
LAN connection is not required, unless the network requires a specific program.
However, installation of some wireless LAN related programs may sometimes
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disable the [View Available Wireless Networks] window supported by WZC
service. Exit the wireless LAN related program then check whether the window
is enabled.
A3
Initialize the device driver.
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System >
Hardware tab > Device Manager > Network adapters, and select the wireless
LAN adapter. Right-click the network adaptor and select 'Disable'. Then rightclick over the network adaptor and select 'Enable' after a short wait to check that
the device is operating properly.
A4
Right-click the My computer icon, and select Manage. When the Computer
Management window appears, double-click Services and Applications on the
left, and then click Services from the sub menu tree. Select the Standard tab in
the right pane, double-click Wireless Zero Configuration and check that Startup
Type is configured to Automatic, and the Service status is Started.
A5
In the case of Windows XP, click Advanced in the [Wireless Network
Connection] dialog box (see ”Connecting to an Access Point (AP)” (p 43)) and
make sure that 'Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings' is
selected.
This may happen when a third-party wireless network setup program (e.g.
PROSet) other than Windows XP default program is installed. For setting up a
wireless network using the Windows XP program, this option should be selected.
Q6 When connecting to a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network, I cannot
connect to another computer connected to the same computer-to-computer
network.
A1
Make sure that the security settings and network name of the computer-tocomputer (Ad Hoc) network is correct.
A2
Check the TCP/IP properties of the computers to be connected through the
computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network. All of the computers to be connected
through a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network should be configured so that
their IP addresses are within the same subnet range.
- If the IP address is configured to DHCP (Obtain an IP address automatically) in
TCP/IP properties, IP address is configured within the same subnet range
automatically.
- If the IP address is configured to static IP in TCP/IP properties, select Use the
following IP address in the TCP/IP properties of the wireless adapter, configure
IP address:10.0.0.1~10.0.0.254, and Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0, and then try
again.
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Q7 When using a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network, sometimes I cannot
search the access point.
A
It may happen occasionally when you are using a computer-to-computer (Ad
Hoc) network connection. Even if you cannot find some access points, the
computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network is operating properly. Click Refresh to
view the latest search result.
Q8 Running Help file while running Profile Wizard in the wireless LAN
program (PROSet) makes the PROSet window white.
A
It will be displayed properly when you finish the profile wizard. It dose not affect
the program operation.
Q9 The network does not operate properly when both the wireless and the wired
network connections are simultaneously configured with the same IP
address.
A
You cannot use the wireless and the wired network connections using the same
IP address simultaneously. To use either the wireless or the wired network in turn
with the same IP address, you have to Disable whichever network device will not
be using in the network connection of the Control Panel.
Q10 The wireless LAN does not operate properly when there are other products
operating in the 2.4GHz band.
A1
Since IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g equipment uses a common frequency or
the ISM band, channel interference may occur when a wireless video transceiver
or a microwave oven is being used. If you experience channel interference from
other equipment, it is recommended changing the channel to connect to the AP.
A2
IEEE802.11g equipment operates in hybrid mode when there is active
IEEE802.11b equipment. This may result in data rate degradation.
Q11 An established wireless LAN connection is disconnected after 2~3 minutes,
and the connection is not recovered.
A1
This may be caused by channel interference. Change the channel of the AP, and
reconnect.
A2
This may be caused by selecting the ’Use IEEE 802.1x network authentication’
option when IEEE 802.1x authentication is not available.
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Check the properties of the AP in the wireless network settings. If the ’Use IEEE
802.1x authentication in this network’ option is selected, deselect the option on
the Authentication tab.
For more detailed information about authentication server, ask your network
administrator.
A3
If the AP is configured to ’Use network authentication (Shared Key)’
If the AP is configured to authentication shared mode, all computers to be
connected should be configured as follows:
- If you are using Windows XP, select network authentication(shared mode) in
the wireless network settings.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network
Connections. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon, and click View
Available Wireless Networks > Advanced. In the Wireless Networks tab, select
an AP in the Available Networks field and click Configure and select ’Network
Authentication (Shared Mode).
- If you are using Windows 2000, check that the network authentication mode is
configured to Share in the security settings of the wireless LAN program
(PROSet).
For more network authentication procedures, ask your AP (Access Point)
administrator.
A4
For a model with an installed 11b card, check the wireless LAN driver version
installed on your computer. (Click Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware
tab > Device Manager. Under Network adapters, right-click PRO/Wireless LAN
2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter item and click Properties > Driver tab then check the
driver version.)
When a driver of version 1.1.5.0 or lower is installed, remove the security patch
(Q815485) if it is installed.
The WPA Q815485 patch provided by Microsoft can be used only when there is
802.11x, RADIUS, or an authentication server as well as an AP and a driver that
supports the function. This version of the driver does not support the WPA
function.
Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add or Remove
Programs and remove the Q815485 patch if it is installed.
Q12 After PROSet is installed, The “AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x) v2.2.1.0”
appears in the [Local Area Connection Properties] window.
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A
The AEGIS Protocol is a security authentication protocol that is automatically
installed when PROSet is installed and does not affect the operation of other
programs.
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Games and Programs Related
Q1 3D game is not executed, or some functions are not working.
A
Change the graphic setting of the game to '2D' or 'Software Renderer', then
execute the program again.
Q2 I launched a game right after installing it, and the game is not executed.
A
This problem may occur when the game is not compatible with Windows XP.
Launch the game again, and it will be executed properly.
Q3 When I play a game, the screen is displayed in reduced size.
A
This problem may occur when the Full Screen option in the driver setting is not
selected. Change the display setting to extended desktop mode before executing
a game.
1.
Press touchpad right button on the desktop.
2.
Click Graphic Options > Panel Fit > Enable.
Q4 While playing a 3D game, I tried to change display devices using <Fn> +
<F4/LCD/CRT> keys, then the system does not operate.
A
When you use <Fn> + <F4 / LCD/CRT> keys while playing a 3D game, a system
error may occur.
Do not use <Fn> + <F4 / LCD/CRT> keys while playing a 3D game.
Q5 <Fn+F4/ LCD/CRT> Key combination does not work.
A
While displaying video of VCD or MPEG, or the display setting is Dual View,
you cannot toggle display devices. Also the installation of NetWare Client 32
program disables the function of <Fn+F4/ LCD/CRT>.
Q6 When you switched display devices using <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys
while playing a game, the screen is not displayed properly.
A
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This problem may occur in some games. Use <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys
before starting a game, and not during playing the game.
Q7 The running speed of a game is too slow or fast.
A
Change the setting of Power Schemes to 'Always On'.
(Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options >
Power Schemes tab, then configure the Power schemes field to 'Always On'.)
Q8 Pressing <Fn>+<F2/Gauge> keys while running a game may cause
abnormal operation of the system.
A
Do not press <Fn>+<F2/Gauge> keys while a game is running, because it may
cause a system error.
Q9 When I played Mech Warrior 4 game, the screen is not displayed properly.
A
In some games such as Mech Warrior 4 or NHL 2003, mouse afterimage may be
displayed on the screen, but the game still runs normally.
Q10 The screen is not displayed properly after exiting a game.
A
This problem may occur in some games.Press <Fn>+<F4/ LCD/CRT> keys to
change display devices, then the screen is displayed properly. When you press
those keys while no external display device is connected, the screen will blink for
a short time and then display properly.
Q11 When I played <Combat Flight Simulator 3> game, the screen is not
displayed properly.
A
This problem may occur in some games including <Combat Flight Simulator 3>
and <The Lord of the Rings>. Configure the game resolution and graphic setting
to low and restart the game.
Q12 <Enter the Matrix> game is not played.
A
This problem may occur because some games including <Enter the Matrix>
game do not support Intel video chip. For more information, visit the web site of
game company.
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Security Center
Q1 To change the popup window display settings when connected to the
Internet.
In the Windows XP SP2 environment, you can decide whether to display a popup
window when connected to the Internet, for user convenience and security.
A1
To display most of the popup windows when connected to the Internet:
1.
Click on Internet Options in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
2.
In the Privacy tab of Internet Properties, clear Block pop-ups.
A2
To display popup windows only from the current site when connected to the
Internet:
Place the cursor on the notification area at the bottom of the Internet address bar
and right-click to display a menu, from which you can select Temporarily Allow
Pop-ups or Always Allow Pop-ups from This Site.
A3
To display popup windows from a particular site:
1.
Click on Internet Options in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
2.
In the Privacy tab of Internet Properties, click on Settings from Block pop-ups.
3.
Enter a URL to want to allow pop-ups into Address of Web site to allow and click
on Add.
4.
You will find that the entered address is added to the allowed sites list. The next
time you connect to the Web site, you will see pop-ups appearing.
When you need to re-block a permitted site, select the Web site address that you
want to block from the Allowed Sites and click on Remove.
Q2 When you connect to a Web site, you see the message, “To help protect your
security, Internet Explorer stopped this site from installing an ActiveX
control on your computer” or “This site might require the following ActiveX
control” below the address bar.
A
Windows XP SP2 blocks unsigned ActiveX controls from being installed when
connected to certain Web sites for security reasons. On some Web sites that have
no ActiveX controls installed, applications are not started or do not display
properly.
In this case, to install ActiveX controls, right-click the notification area to display
a menu from which you can select Install ActiveX control.
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Q3 When you see a Windows Security Alert icon (
of the task bar.
) appear on the right part
With the Security Center feature added, Windows XP SP2 checks the Firewall,
the automatic updates configuration and installation of virus-checking programs
to display a Windows Security Alert icon on the right part of the task bar when it
judges that the computer is vulnerable to attacks from the Internet. In this case,
check the following to install the necessary components.
A1
Set up the Windows Firewall.
When you set up the Windows Firewall, you will be protected from unauthorized
access through the Internet or the network.
1.
Click on Windows Firewall in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
2.
From the General tab of Windows Firewall, select ON (recommended).
3.
If you want to allow a certain program or service to gain access to your computer
using the Firewall, select and check the program or service that you want to allow
access from, in the Exceptions tab of the Windows Firewall. If you want to add
a program to Programs and Services, click on Add Program and select it.
A2
Set up Windows Automatic Updates.
This automatically downloads and installs critical updates via the Internet to keep
your computer up to date.
1.
Click on Automatic Updates in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
2.
From general tab of Automatic Updates window, select Automatic
(recommended).
A3
Keep your computer current with the latest virus updates. (ex: Norton Antivirus)
Even when you have installed Norton AntiVirus on your computer, Windows
cannot recognize the program until you configure the settings, displaying a
Security Alert icon.
When you first use or install Norton AntiVirus for the first time, follow the
Registration Wizard steps to configure the registration settings.
To protect your computer from virus attacks with the latest updates, click on
Options to display the Norton AntiVirus Options window. From the left menu of
the window, check Run Automatic Protection to select Automatic Protection and
check Run LiveUpdate to select LiveUpdate.
A4
Two virus scanning programs on one computer may cause system conflicts.
Remove one of the programs from the system.
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A5
If Windows does not recognize the existence of an anti-virus program even when
it has been installed, your computer could be vulnerable to attacks from the
Internet. You should install an anti-virus program that your computer is able to
identify.
Check the following programs which Windows can detect and select one from
the list.
A list of anti-virus programs that Windows can detect:
-Symantec Norton Anti-Virus
-NetworkAssociates (McAfee)
-TrendMicro
-ComputerAssociates
-Panda
-Kaspersky
-Ahnlabs (AhnLab)
The list is subject to change. Visit the Web site (www.microsoft.com) regularly
to check the latest list
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Restoring the System
This description is only for models running Window XP.
The System Restore function allows you to restore your computer to an earlier copy
(called restore point), and restores the settings if a problem occurs.The System Restore
function is provided by Windows XP to enable the resolution of various problems
without reinstalling Windows XP completely.
You can use System Restore in the following cases.
•
•
•
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The system files are deleted or damaged by mistake.
The system is unstable or a problem occurs in a device driver.
A problem occurs after changing system files such as the registry.
A problem occurs after installing a new program.
Creating a Restore Point
Restore points are created at predetermined times and at times of significant system
events such as when a program or a driver is installed. You can also decide when to
create your own restore points.
There has to more than 200MB of free space on the hard disk drive. If the disk
space is insufficient, a saved restore point might be deleted.
You are recommended to create a restore point when you have purchased a
new computer and before installing new programs or device drivers. Before
creating a restore point, check that the computer is operating properly.
The procedures to create your own restore point are described below.
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
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2. Select "Create a restore point", and click Next.
3. In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify the restore point, and
than click Create. A restore point has been created.
Returning your computer to an earlier restore point
The procedures to return your computer to an earlier restore point when a problem has
occurred are described below.
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
2. Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time", and then click Next.
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3. Select the desired restore date from the calendar restoration and select the desired
restore point from the list, and then click Next.
The date of the restore point is displayed in bold font.
4. Confirm the selected restore point and click Next. System Restore shuts down
Windows, and starts the restoration processes.
5. After the restoration is complete, Windows restarts. In the [System Restore
completed] dialog, click OK.Your computer has been restored to the selected
restore point.
Undoing the last restoration
The procedures to undo a restoration are described below.
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
2. Select "Undo my last restoration", and then click Next.
3. Confirm the restoration information to undo, and than click Next. System Restore
shuts down Windows and starts undoing the restoration.
4. After the undo restoration is complete, Windows restarts. In the [Undo the last
restoration completed] dialog, click OK.Your computer has been restored to the
point prior to the last restoration.
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Reinstalling Software
If you have reinstalled the Windows operating system, or the system and program do
not operate properly, you can re-install the driver and program using the system
software CD.
This computer is optimized for Microsoft Windows XP, therefore driver other
than the ones included in the System Software CD are not provided.
Running the system software CD
Insert the system software CD into the CD-ROM drive. The initial screen appears
automatically.
• Standard Installation: This displays a list of drivers or programs that are not
currently installed on your computer from the system software CD provided.
All necessary components are installed using the factory defaults.
• Minimum Installation: This displays the components (driver, Windows
programs, etc) that, if not installed, may cause problems with the system
performance. You can install only required components.
• Custom Installation: You can customize the installation of drivers and
programs.
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Installing drivers and programs
1. Click Standard Installation in the main window of the System Software CD.
(Standard Installation is recommended)
2. The system is scanned to display the drivers and programs that need to be installed.
3. Click OK. The drivers and programs are automatically installed as factory
defaults.
(The components of Standard Installation can vary depending on the model)
In figure 3, to add components to the installation, click Cancel and select the
component(s) that you want to install and then click on Install Now.
4. When done, restart the system.
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Reinstalling Windows XP
If the Windows XP does not operate properly due to an error in the system, or if you
have replaced the hard disk drive, you can reinstall Windows XP using the system
recovery CD.
With the system recovery CD, you can reinstall Windows XP only. To return
the system to the state of shipment, reinstall the device drivers and programs
with the system software CD after reinstalling Windows XP with the system
recovery CD.
Reinstalling Window may delete the data on the hard disk drive such as files,
programs, etc. In order to minimize damage from data loss, please remember
to always back up data. Samsung Electronics is not liable in the case of data
loss, please consult your warranty statement for clarification.
When you have set a booting password
You are asked to enter your booting password after restarting the system
during the Windows installation. Enter the password to continue to the next
steps.
Reinstalling Windows
Explain Standard installation option as a standard.
1. Insert the system recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. In the initial screen, click Standard Installation.
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• Standard installation: You can change the settings for partitioning, the
installation folder, etc. during the Windows installation. However, reinstalling
Windows may delete the data on the hard disk drive such as files, programs,
etc. In order to minimize damage from data loss, please remember to always
back up data.
• Quick Installation: This re-installs Windows with the user data and the system
configuration intact. The user data in the already existing Windows folders may
be preserved as the existing Windows folders are overwritten.
3. The description for the standard installation appears. Click Yes.
The installation starts, and the system will be restarted after a while.
When Quick Installation is selected,
Setup proceeds with Step 3 before automatically installing Windows. Quick
Installation overwrites the existing Windows version, so that drivers or
applications do not need to be reinstalled.
4. After the system has restarted, the message ’Press any key to boot from CD’
appears. Do not press any key at this time. After a while the partition configuration
screen appears.
To not change the partition, press <Enter>.
What is partition configuration?
Partition configuration is a function that devides the hard disk drive into one or
several partitions. Note that changing the partition deletes all of the data on the
hard disk drive.
5. Select the folder to install the Windows operating system.
To delete the previous version of Windows and install in the current folder, press
<L> on the keyboard.
If you press ESC to select another folder for the installation, new Windows
folders are created causing a risk of dual booting.
6. After the installation process copies the necessary folders for the Windows
installation, restart the system, and the message “Press any key to boot from CD”
is displayed. You do not need to enter anything. In a moment, the Windows XP
installation screen will appear to proceed with the installation.
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7. When the Regional and Language Options window appears, click Next.
8. When a window that requires your name and organization pops up, enter your
name and the organization and click Next.
In the Windows XP Professional edition, an additional window that requires the
computer name and the administrator password appears.
Enter the computer name and the administrator password and click Next.
9. When the Date and Time Settings window appears, click Next.
Setup will continue.
10. When the system restarts to display Press any key to boot from CD, do not press
any key.
When you see the Windows desktop, this means that the installation process is
completed. Remove the system recovery CD and install the device drivers and
applications from the system software CD.
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If You Cannot Run Windows
If you cannot run Windows, you have to boot the system with the system recovery CD,
and reinstall Windows. If you boot the system from the system recovery CD, you can
install Windows only with the user installation option. You cannot install with the
standard installation option.
1. Insert the system recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive and start the computer.
2. If the following message appears on the screen, press any key from the keyboard.
Press any key to boot from CD.....
This message appears only when the CD drive has booting priority. If the
message does not appear, configure the CD drive as the first booting device
referring to ”Changing Booting Priority” on page 64.
3.
Do not press any key at this time. After a while the partition configuration screen
appears.
To not change the partition, press <Enter>.
4. Select the desired file system ( format ).
To maintain the current file system, press <Enter>.
5. Select the folder to install the Windows operating system.
To delete the previous version of Windows and install in the current folder, press
<L> on the keyboard.
6. After the installation process copies the necessary folders for the Windows
installation, restart the system, and the message “Press any key to boot from CD”
is displayed. You do not need to enter anything. In a moment, the Windows XP
installation screen will appear to proceed with the installation.
7. Follow the instructions of the Windows XP installation wizard to continue with the
installation.
8. When the installation is complete, the computer will restart.
When the system has restarted, the Press any key to boot from CD message
appears. Ignore the message.
The system boots and the Windows and Windows Registration screen appears.
Register Windows, following the instructions to finish the Windows installation.
Remove the System Recovery CD and install the device drivers and application
programs using Standard Installation from the System Software CD.
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Specifications
System Specification
The following is the basic hardware specification for the purchased product. Variations
may exist depending on the model type.
Item
Specification
Remarks
CPU
Intel Pentium M 1.3~1.7GHz / Dothan / Celeron 1.2~1.4GHz
Optional
Cache memory
1MB(Pentium M) / 2MB(Dothan) / 512KB(Celeron)
Main memory
128/256/512/1024 MB DDR SDRAM, 2 DDR socket
Main Chipset
Montara-GM Plus / ICH4M
Max 2GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5’’, UltraDMA 100, S.M.A.R.T 9.5mmH
CD Drive
CD-ROM drive, CD-RW drive, DVD-ROM drive,
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive, DVD-Multi Drive
Optional
Graphics
Intel 82855 GME, memory: 8~64MB
1024x768 pixels (XGA) / 1400x1050 pixels (SXGA+)
Sound
Sigmatel STAC 9752 (AC97 CODEC)
Network Interface
Modem: SENS LT56ADW
Wired LAN: 10/100 Base T Ethernet
Wireless: 802.11b or 802.11b/g
PCMCIA Slot
Type I and II Compatible
Memory Stick Slot
Supports up to 128MB
Ports
IEEE1394 (4 pin), USB 2.0 (x2), Microphone, Headphone, S/PDIF,
Modem (RJ-11), Wired LAN (RJ-45), Monitor, TV Out (S-Video)
Options
Li-Ion smart battery, USB port replicator, car adapter, external
battery charger, ear-set
Dimensions (mm)
X15: 327.8 x 277.7 x 26.7
X05: 315 x 259 x 24.4
WxDxH
LCD Panel Size
X15: 15.1" XGA or SXGA+ TFT LCD
X05: 14.1" XGA TFT LCD
Optional
Weight
X15: 2.34 kg (Including standard battery)
X05: 2.0 kg (Including standard battery)
Battery
Li-Ion Smart Battery
Operation
Environment
Temperature (storage) : -5 ~ 40°C (operation) : 10 ~ 32° C
Humidity (storage) : 5% ~ 90%
(operation) : 20% ~ 80%
Operation Voltage
100 ~ 240 VAC
Frequency
50 ~ 60 Hz
Input/Output Power
60W
Output Voltage
19.0 VDC
Optional
* Please refer to the product catalog or consult your product provider for availability when purchasing optional
accessories for this system.
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Wireless LAN Specification (Optional)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
Product Specification
Item
Physical
Specifications
Power Specification
Network
Specifications
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
(Width X Height) 59.75 X 44.45 mm
operation temperature and
humidity
Same as system operation
Power Saving Mode
135 mW
Receiving Mode
1.0 W
Transmission Mode
1.6 W
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE802.11b
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000
- NDIS5 Miniport Driver
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement(ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP)
64bit / 128bit
Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
Humidity: less than 85%
* This piece of equipment supports the Wi-Fi wireless LAN security standard, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and
CCX (Cisco Compatible eXtensions). To connect to a wireless network consisting of the WPA and CCX, 1.2.2.8
or higher version of wireless LAN driver have to be installed on your computer, and certificates, Windows patch
(KB826942) or PROSet may be required depending on the network settings. For driver update, visit
www.samsung.com and for information on the PROSet installation, refer to ”Wireless Network Setup Using the
Wireless LAN Setup Program” (p 51). For more information, ask your network administrator.
Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz (ISM band)
Support Channels
1~13 channel (See "Regulatory Notice for Channel Use in France".)
Device
Transceiver
Standard Output Power
5 mW
Transmission Method
DSSS
Transmission Rate (Mbps) *
11, 5.5, 2, and 1
Antenna Type
Internal Antenna 2 EA (Main/Aux)
* The transmission rate may differ from the actual transmission rate.
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Regulatory Notice for Channel Use in France
The number of channels that can be used for wireless LAN differs from country to
country. In France however, use only 4 channels (channel 10, 11, 12, 13) when using
wireless networks.
• Standard: IEEE 802.11b
• Regulation: ETSI 300 328, CE Marked
• Channel Allocation:
– Channel 10 (2457 MHz)
– Channel 11 (2462 MHz)
– Channel 12 (2467 MHz)
– Channel 13 (2472 MHz)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Product Specification
Item
Physical
Specifications
Power Specification
Network
Specifications
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
(Width X Height) 59.75 X 44.45 mm
operation temperature and
humidity
Same as system operation
Power Saving Mode
135 mW
Receiving Mode
0.85W
Transmission Mode
1.45W
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000
- NDIS5 Miniport Driver
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement(ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit/128bit
WPA*, CCX*
Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
Humidity: less than 85%
* This piece of equipment supports the Wi-Fi wireless LAN security standard, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and
CCX (Cisco Compatible eXtensions). To connect to a wireless network consisting of the WPA and CCX
certificates, Windows patch (KB826942) or PROSet may be required depending on the network settings. For
information on the PROSet installation, refer to ”Wireless Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program”
(p 51). For more information, ask your network administrator.
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Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz (ISM band)
Support Channels
1~13 channel (See "Regulatory Notice for Channel Use in France".)
Device
Transceiver
Standard Output Power
5 mW
Transmission Method
11b mode: DSSS
11g mode: OFDM
Transmission Rate (Mbps) *
11b mode: 11, 5.5, 2, and 1
11g mode** : 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6
Antenna Type
Internal Antenna 2 EA (Main/Aux)
* The transmission rate may differ from the actual transmission rate.
** 11g mode is supported only when the device is connected with an IEEE802.11g device (e.g. IEEE802.11g
compatible Access Point).
Regulatory Notice for Channel Use in France
The number of channels that can be used for wireless LAN differs from country to
country. In France however, use only 4 channels (channel 10, 11, 12, 13) when using
wireless networks.
• Standard: IEEE 802.11g
• Regulation: ETSI 300 328, CE Marked
• Channel Allocation:
– Channel 10 (2457 MHz)
– Channel 11 (2462 MHz)
– Channel 12 (2467 MHz)
– Channel 13 (2472 MHz)
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Abbreviations
A . . . . . . . . . Amperes
AC . . . . . . . . Alternating current
ACPI . . . . . . Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface
APM . . . . . . Advanced Power Management
ATA. . . . . . . AT attachment (refers to the hard-drive interface in an ATcompatible computer)
ATAPI. . . . . AT attachment packet interface
BBS . . . . . . . Bulletin board system
BIOS . . . . . . Basic input/output system
C . . . . . . . . . Centigrade
CD . . . . . . . . Compact disc
CD-ROM . . Compact disc read-only memory
cm . . . . . . . . Centimeters
COM . . . . . . Communication (as in communication port)
CMOS . . . . . Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
DC . . . . . . . . Direct current
DMA . . . . . . Direct memory access
DPMS . . . . . Display power-management signaling
DRAM. . . . . Dynamic random access memory
DSTN . . . . . Double layer super twist nematic
ECP . . . . . . . Extended capabilities port
EPP . . . . . . . Enhanced parallel port
g . . . . . . . . . . gram
G . . . . . . . . . Gravity
GB . . . . . . . . Gigabytes
hr . . . . . . . . . hour
Hz . . . . . . . . Hertz
IDE . . . . . . . Integrated drive electronics
I/O . . . . . . . . Input/output
IRQ . . . . . . . Interrupt request line
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ISA . . . . . . . Industry Standard Architecture
KB . . . . . . . . Kilobytes
kg . . . . . . . . . Kilograms
LAN. . . . . . . Local-area network
lb.. . . . . . . . . Pounds
LBA . . . . . . . Logical block addressing
LCD. . . . . . . Liquid-crystal display
m . . . . . . . . . Meters
mA . . . . . . . . Milliampere
mAhr . . . . . . Milliampere hour
MB. . . . . . . . Megabyte
mm . . . . . . . millimeter
MPEG . . . . . Motion Picture Experts Group
MPU . . . . . . Microprocessor unit
ms . . . . . . . . Millisecond
PDF . . . . . . . Portable document format
PC . . . . . . . . Personal computer
PCI . . . . . . . Peripheral component interconnect
PCMCIA. . . Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
POST. . . . . . Power-on self-test
PNP . . . . . . . Plug and play
PS/2 . . . . . . . Personal System/2
RAM . . . . . . Random-access memory
ROM . . . . . . Read-only memory
SVGA . . . . . Super video graphics array
TFT . . . . . . . Thin-film transistor
USB . . . . . . . Universal serial bus
V . . . . . . . . . Volt
VAC . . . . . . Voltage alternating current
VCC . . . . . . Voltage collector current
VDC . . . . . . Voltage direct current
whr . . . . . . . Watt hour
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Glossary
AC adapter
The AC (or alternating current) adapter regulates current coming into your
computer from the wall outlet. The current at the wall outlet is alternating current
and needs to be changed by the adapter to DC (direct current) before your
computer can use it for power.
ACPI
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)- a method for describing
hardware interfaces in terms abstract enough to allow flexible and innovative
hardware implementations and concrete enough to allow shrink-wrap OS code to
use such hardware interfaces.
BIOS
BIOS stands for basic input/output system. The BIOS is software (often called
firmware) that is independent of any operating system. It enables the computer to
communicate with the screen, keyboard, and other peripheral devices without
using programs on the hard disk.
The BIOS on your computer is flash BIOS, which means that it has been recorded
on a flash memory chip that can be updated if needed.
Boot
To start your computer. A cold boot resets the entire computer and runs through
all computer self-tests. A warm boot clears out computer memory only.
Boot disk
A disk containing operating system programs required to start your computer. A
boot disk can be a floppy disk, hard drive, or compact disc.
Byte
The basic unit of measure for computer memory. A character—such as a letter of
the alphabet—uses one byte of memory. Computer memory is often measured in
kilobytes (1,024 bytes) or megabytes (1,048,576 bytes).
Each byte is made up of eight bits. For more information on bytes and bits, see an
introductory book on computers.
Cache memory
Cache is very fast, zero-wait-state memory located between the microprocessor
and main memory. Cache reduces the average time required by the
microprocessor to get the data it needs from the main memory by storing recently
accessed data in the cache.
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CardBus
CardBus technology enables the computer to use 32-bit PC Cards. Hardware in
the computer and the Windows operating system provide support for the 32-bit
cards. The voltage of 32-bit cards (3.3 volts) is lower than that of 16-bit cards (5
volts). The 32-bit cards can transmit more data at a time than the 16-bit cards, thus
increasing their speed.
CMOS memory
CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) memory is powered by the
CMOS battery. The System Setup settings and other parameters are maintained in
CMOS memory. Even when you turn your computer off, the information in
CMOS memory is saved.
COM port
COM stands for communication. COM ports are the serial ports in your computer.
Compact Disc
A compact disc (CD).
Conventional memory
The first 640 KB of system memory. Operating systems and application programs
can directly access this memory without using memory-management software.
Disk
The device used by the computer to store and retrieve information. Disk can refer
to a floppy disk, hard disk, or RAM disk.
Disk cache
A software device that accumulates copies of recently used disk sectors in RAM.
The application program can then read these copies without accessing the disk.
This, in turn, speeds up the performance of the application.
A cache is a buffer for transferring disk sectors in and out of RAM. Data stored in
a disk cache is a copy of data already stored on the physical disk.
DMA (direct memory access)
A method of transferring data from a device to memory without having the data
pass through the microprocessor. Using DMA can speed up system performance.
DPMS
Display Power Management Signalling. Displays or monitors that comply with
this can be managed by the Power Management features found in the system
setup.
Floppy disk
A removable disk, also called floppy or diskette.
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Hard drive
Also called fixed disk. A hard drive is connected to the computer and can be
installed or removed. Data written to a hard drive remains until it is overwritten
or corrupted.
The 2.5-inch hard drive in your computer was designed for use in a notebook
computer. Because hard drives in notebook computers are smaller than those in
desktop computers, their maximum storage capacity may be less than that of
desktop hard drives. However, because of their smaller size, the drives handle
shock and vibration better than larger drives, which is important for a notebook
computer.
I/O
Input/output. Refers to peripheral devices, such as printers, that are addressed
through an I/O address.
I/O address
I/O stands for input/output. Peripheral devices, such as printers, are addressed
through the I/O port address.
IRQ (interrupt request line)
The IRQ is a hardware line that a device uses to signal the microprocessor when
the device needs the microprocessor’s services. The number of IRQs is limited by
industry standards.
LCD (liquid-crystal display)
The LCD screen on your computer differs from the display screen of a desktop
monitor. Most desktop monitors use CRT (cathode-ray tube) displays, which
work by moving an electron beam across phosphor dots on the back of the screen.
The phosphor dots light up to show the image. LCDs use a liquid-crystal solution
between two sheets of polarizing material. Electric current passing through the
liquid aligns the crystals so that light can or cannot pass through them, creating an
image.
MB (megabyte)
1,024 kilobytes.
Megabit
1,048,576 bits or about 128 kilobytes.
Operating system
A program that supervises the computer's operation, including handling I/O.
Application programs and users can request operating-system services. A user
might request operation-system services to copy files or format a disk. An
application program might use the operating system to obtain keyboard input,
write data to a file, or write data to a screen.
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PC Card
PC Card stands for personal computer card. The Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association (PCMCIA) defines the standards used to develop
all PC Cards. PC Card types include: modems, Ethernet adapters, SCSI adapters,
ATA cards, and memory cards.
PC slot
The PC slot is the hardware slot in the computer where the PC Card is placed.
Pixel
A pixel is an individual dot in a graphic displayed on your computer. The pixels
are so close together that they look as though they are connected. An LCD screen
displays thousands or millions of pixels.
Plug and Play
A plug and play operating system automatically configures computer components
to work with your system. With this type of operating system, you normally do
not need to set jumpers on devices or set memory addresses or IRQs.
RAM (random access memory)
The computer's system memory, including conventional and extended memory.
You can write to and read from RAM. Information stored in RAM is temporary,
and is erased when the system is turned off.
Refresh rate
The refresh rate is the rate at which the image on the LCD screen is rewritten to
the screen. A fast refresh rate helps keep the image from flickering.
Resolution
The resolution is the sharpness or clarity of the image on your LCD screen.
Resolution is measured by the number of pixels the computer’s screen can
display. For example, a resolution of 800 x 600 means that the screen can display
800 pixels in row and can display 600 rows. The more pixels displayed, the higher
the resolution and the better the image.
ROM (read-only memory)
Permanent computer memory dedicated to a particular function. For example, the
instructions for starting the computer when you first turn on power are contained
in ROM. You cannot write to ROM. (ROM is not the same as RAM).
Sector
Also known as disk sector. The portion of a track that is numbered and can hold
a specified number of characters (usually 512 KB).
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Shadow RAM
A write-protected area of RAM that contains a copy of the BIOS. As the computer
boots, the BIOS is copied from its permanent location in ROM to RAM. The
BIOS can be executed much faster in RAM than in ROM. The BIOS remains in
shadow RAM until you turn off the computer.
TFT (thin film transistor) LCD
A TFT LCD uses a separate transistor circuit to control each pixel. This
technology provides the best resolution for an LCD screen. A TFT LCD is also
sometimes called an active matrix LCD.
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Using Windows 2000
Samsung notebook provides Windows XP or 2000 as operating system depending on
the product model.
Because the use of Windows XP is similar to Windows 2000, the same User Guide
(Online Manual) is used regardless of operating system installed on your notebook.
However, since there are some differences in menus, screens, and operations, you need
to refer to this Guide if your notebook's operating system is Windows 2000.
Registering Windows 2000
The procedure for registering your Windows presented in the Installation Guide is
explained based on Windows XP. However, because registration procedure for
Windows 2000 is similar, you can proceed the registration by following the direction
displayed on the screens.
Locations of Programs folder and Control Panel
Location of Programs folder
Location of Control Panel
Click the Start button.
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Introducing Windows
Descriptions presented in ”Introducing Windows” (p 19) are applicable only to
Windows XP. For Windows 2000, location of menus, shape of icons and some uses
may differ from those of Windows XP.
To Playback Audio or Video CD
Just insert your audio or video CD into your CD drive. The associated application
program will start automatically and playback the audio or video files.
If your video CD is not played back automatically, locate and run the video file (for
example, DAT file) to playback on your video CD.
Writing Data to CD (Applicable to the model equipping with CD-RW)
Descriptions in ”To write data on a CD” (p 25) section are applicable only to Windows
XP. For using CD-RW drive on Windows 2000, refer to the CD-RW manual provided
separately with your CD-RW.
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SAMSUNG X15 / X05
BA68-02292A30
041012
Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter provides
basic information
for using this computer.
System overview and
methods for general
use are provided.
Introducing The Computer
Front View
LCD Latch
LCD Panel
Status Indicators
Hot Keys
Power Button
Keyboard
Touchpad
Touchpad Button
Scroll Wheel
Speaker (L)
Speaker (R)
Memory Stick Slot
Note
Status Indicators
This manual explains the usage of both X05 and X15 models. However, figures and explanations in this manual are based on X15 model.
In X05 model, status indicators are located on the right side of hot keys.
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Right View
Microphone Jack
Headphone Jack
Note
USB Port(2.0)
S/PDIF Jack
CD Drive
(Optional, refer to P. 3-2.)
In X05 model, S/PDIF port is located on the back of the computer.
Left View
1394 Port (4Pin)
Fan Vents
LAN Port
Modem Port
USB Port (2.0)
PCMCIA Card Slot
Monitor Port
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Rear View
TV Output Port DC-In Port
(S-Video)
Note
Battery
Security Lock Port
In X05 model, S/PDIF port is located on the right side of TV-out port.
S/PDIF Port
Bottom View
Battery Latch
Fan Vents
Memory
Compartment
HDD Compartment
Note
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Mini PCI Compartment
The removal of the HDD is not allowed. To replace the HDD, please contact your service center.
The Mini PCI compartment is used for the installation of the optional wireless LAN module.
Turning the Computer On and Off
Turning On
1. Insert the battery and connect the power according to the supplied Installation
Guide.
2. Lift up the LCD panel and open it to a comfortable angle.
3. Press and then release the power button to turn the system on.
Power Button
Turning Off
1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar.
2. Select Turn Off Computer.
3. Click Turn Off from the [Turn Off Computer] window.
Caution
After doing so, when you turn the system on, the system examination program is executed
automatically. After doing so, when you turn the system on, the system examination program
is executed automatically.
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Creating and Changing User Accounts
Multiple users can be registered in a single system so that each user may
use their own customized working environment. Procedures to register and
change user accounts are provided below.
■ Registering a new user
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start > Control Panel.
Click User Accounts > Create a new account.
Type a name for the new account, and click Next.
Select the account type and click Create Account.
The new user account has been created.
■ Changing users
1. Click Start > Log Off.
2. Click Switch User.
3. In the [Windows Log On] window, select the desired user name.
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Touchpad
Movement of the pointer (arrow) on the screen will correspond to
movement made with a finger on the touchpad.
Scrool Wheel
Do Scroll Functions In
Windows
Touchpad Buttons
Two buttons below the touchpad provide identical functions to buttons of a mouse.
■ Click (Select Function)
Place a finger on the touchpad, move the pointer on the screen to the icon or
item to select, and tap the touchpad once. The click operation is also used to
move the ‘cursor’ during document operations.
■ Double-click (Run Function)
Place a finger on the touchpad, move the pointer on the screen to the item to
run, and quickly tap your finger on the touchpad twice.
Or double-click the left touchpad button.
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■ Drag (Move / Select)
Click and hold the left touchpad
button over the point you wish to
drag, and drag your finger to the
desired location while holding
down the touchpad button.
This button is held down
Place the touchpad pointer on
the title bar of the window.
■ Scroll Function
You can move up and down a window using the scroll wheel.
■ Using the Touchpad Scroll Function
You can use the scroll function in the touchpad.
Place your finger on the right edge or bottom edge of the touchpad and move
up/down or right/left, then the screen move up/down or right/left.
Note
Caution
Note
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If the scroll function does not appear to work, insert and run the system software
CD, click ‘Install Driver’ in the Menu, select Touchpad Driver, and click Install.
Use only fingers for the touchpad.
To utilize the touchpad buttons for other more diverse functions, please refer to the
Mouse icon in the Control Panel.
Using the Keyboard
Function Keys
<Fn> Key
Numeric Keypad
<Fn> Key
Cursor / Screen Control Keys
The <Fn> key activates special functions
■ Special Function Keys: when
pressed in combination with other keys.
Key Combinations
Key
Name
Function
Rest
Powers the computer down into suspended mode. To escape suspended mode, press power button.
Gauge
Used to check the power supply and the battery charge.
1. Power Supply Status
When operating on battery power
When operating on AC power
2. Remaining Battery Charge Level
Used to type the Euro currency symbol.
LCD/CRT
Switches the display between the LCD and an external display
device when an external display device is connected. (P. 6-8)
Mute
Turns sound On/Off.
S/PDIF
Turns the S/PDIF function on and off.
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Key Combinations
Key
Key
Name
Num Lock
Enables the numeric keypad.
Scroll Lock
Scrolls the screen up and down while the cursor position
remains fixed in some applications.
Volume Up
Increases the audio volume.
Volume
Down
Decreases the audio volume.
Brightness
Up
Turns the LCD screen brighter.
Brightness
Down
Turns the LCD screen dimmer.
Key
Name
Screen
Control Key
Application
Key
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Function
Function
Moves to the screen above or below, or moves the cursor to the
beginning or end of the sentence.
Same function as the right button of the touchpad.
Hot Keys
Internet key : Runs Internet Explorer.
E-mail key :
Runs the Internet e-mail client program (Example: Outlook Express).
User 1 button : Used to specify frequently used programs. To specify a pro
gram as a frequently used program, follow these steps:
User 2 button or
wireless LAN button:
Turns the optional wireless LAN function on/off.
Note
Using Wireless LAN Button
Loading or unloading wireless LAN driver takes about 5 seconds.
Therefore, if you turn wireless LAN on/off using the wireless LAN button,
the button does not work in 5 seconds.
(For wireless LAN installed models.)
■ Changing the Hot Key Settings
The following example shows how to change the setting of User 1 button
1. Double click the SENS Keyboard icon (
) on the taskbar.
2. Click Browse in the User 1 item.
Note
In the models with wireless LAN installed, you cannot change the configuration of the User 2 button.
3. Select the desired program in [Open], and click Open. (Example, Windows Paint)
4. Click OK in [Key Settings] to save the changes.
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Status Indicators
Icon
(LED : Light Emitting Diode)
Name
Functions
Num Lock
Turns on when the numeric keypad is activated.
Caps Lock
This light is on when the user has set the option for
typing letters in upper case.
Scroll Lock
This light is on when it is set to scroll the screen up and
down while the cursor position does not change in some
applications.
HDD
Battery
Blinks when the hard disk drive is operating.
Turns green - when the battery is fully charged, or when
the battery is not installed.
Turns amber - when the battery is being charged.
Blinks - when the battery is not properly installed
Power
Turns on - when the computer is turned on.
Blinks - when the computer is in Standby mode.
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Adjusting the LCD Brightness
There are 8 levels of LCD brightness (1:Dimmest ~ 8:Brightest).
Press <Fn>+<
> or <Fn>+<
> keys from the keyboard to adjust LCD brightness.
When changed, the current LCD brightness is displayed on the top left corner of the LCD
screen for a few seconds. The changed brightness setting is maintained after restarting
the computer.
(LCD brightness icon)
Note
Whenever you change the power source the brightness level
changes according to the settings.
·when changing to AC power: Brightness Level 8
·when changing to battery power: Brightness Level 1
Saving the battery charge
When your computer is operating on battery power, adjusting the LCD brightness
level to a dimmer level decreases the battery power consumption.
Bad pixels on the LCD
The limits of the LCD manufacturing technology allow a maximum of 10 abnormal
or bad pixels, which do not affect system performance. This system may have the
same level of abnormal or bad pixels as any other company’s products.
Caution
Maintenance Instructions
When cleaning the LCD panel, use only computer specific cleaners on a soft
cloth, and lightly wipe in one direction.
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Adjusting the Volume
Using the Keyboard
Press <Fn>+<
audio volume.
> or <Fn>+<
> keys on the keyboard to adjust the
Using the Volume Control Program
On the taskbar, click the Volume (
) icon, and adjust the slide bars.
For advanced volume control options, double-click the Volume (
icon, and adjust the settings in the [Master Volume] dialog box.
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Proper Seating Posture During Computer Use
The proper seating posture during computer use is provided here.
Maintaining proper posture during computer use enhances performance
and prevents physical bodily harm.
If necessary, use a footrest to raise the level of your knees
and ease the pressure on the thighs.
Seating Posture
- Position the chair so that the eyes are slightly higher than the display
panel.
- Straighten the neck and back.
- Place the legs naturally.
- If necessary, use a cushion to provide extra back support.
- Avoid working postures that require twisting the body or neck.
Lighting
- Soft, indirect lighting is recommended.
- Position the display panel so that external light does not reflect off the
screen. Use curtains, if necessary.
Work Habits
- Take periodic breaks and stretch out stiff muscles regularly.
- Look outside the window or at distant objects frequently to relieve strain
on the eyes.
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Chapter 2
Introducing Windows
This chapter provides basic
information on using
the computer’s main
operating system
Windows.
SAMSUNG P10
Windows XP Basics
Windows is the computer’s main operating system, which needs to be
familiarized with in order for efficiently computer use.
Windows XP Tour
A tour of the elementary functions provided by Windows XP.
Click Start > Tour Windows XP.
Or click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Tour Windows XP.
Click on the topics to find out about important functions of Windows XP.
Click the Title.
An explanation will appear
on the lower part of the screen.
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Understanding the Desktop
The Desktop is the working area on the computer. It consists of the large workspace,
which is more or less the entire the screen and a Taskbar at the bottom.
Desktop Icons
You can directly
launch a program.
Start Menu
Recycle Bin
Language Bar
Start Button
Taskbar
System Tray with Clock
Start Button
Opens the Start Menu.
Taskbar
Displays programs that are currently running.
Frequently used icons can be placed here.
Recycle Bin
Deleted files or folders end up here.
Language Bar
Enables switching between English/other languages
text inputs and provides other text input services.
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Understanding the Start Menu
The Start Menu includes everything that is required to start Windows.
From the Start Menu it is possible to run a program, open a file, assign system users
with the Control Panel, receive support by clicking Help and Support, and search
desired items from computer or Internet by clicking Search.
This Folder Stores
Personal Documents
Fixed Items
Internet Browser
Electronic Mail Program
My Computer
Control Panel
List of Programs Last Used
The program item and location
may be changed.
Help and Support
Includes All Programs
Click This Button
to View the Start Menu
My Computer
Displays the contents of the hard disk, the CD-ROM
drive, the network drive, and floppy disks. It can
also be used to search and open files and folders.
Control Panel
Enables users to configure settings on the
computer.
Help and Support
Provides on-line help, information on Windows
and troubleshooting.
Search
Enables users to search for information in files
or the Internet.
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Runs programs or documents.
Understanding a Window
A window is the basic component in working with the computer. The My Computer
window, which is a window for the computer’s hard drive, will be used as an example here to show the basic composition of a window.
Click Start > My Computer.
Folder Icon
Title Bar
Close Window Button
Menu Bar
Maximize Button
Minimize Button
Quick Task Window
Folders
Files
Click Shared Files or the
Local Disk to view the
folders and files in it.
Double-click the hard drive (local disk) to view internal folders and files stored in it. If
the contents do not appear, click Show Contents.
Note
A storage device in which files and folders are saved in,
and read from.
What is a Folder? A folder is used to group and manage files
systematically, and may include files in sub-folders.
It is similar to a bookshelf.
What is a File?
A file is a document or various kinds of material that is
generated as a result of program operation. It is also
called data.
What is a Drive?
To view the entire structure of the drive
Click the Folder Icon in the Toolbar to view the entire structure. Click again to
return to the Quick Task Window.
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Help and Support Center
Help and Support Center provides references and troubleshooting information
regarding computer use.
Click Start > Help and Support.
Displays Help Index
Related help information
appears when a search
keyword is entered.
Connect to Support Center.
The computer has to be
connected to the Internet
Help Topics
Computer information
can be viewed and
the problem can be
diagnosed.
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Document Operations
To create documents, WordPad or NotePad, which is included in
Windows, or a separate specialized word processor program can be
used, such as MS Word.
Instructions for creating documents using WordPad is provided here.
■ Creating a New Document
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories> WordPad
2. Create and edit your document. For more information about WordPad,
refer to on-line Help.
■ Saving a Document
1. Select File from the Menu, and click Save.
2. Click on the Save in field to specify a folder to save the file in, enter the name
of the file in the File Name field, and click Save.
Save Location
Enter File Name
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■ Opening a Document
1. Click Start > All programs > Accessories > WordPad.
2. Select File From the Menu, and click Open.
3. Click on the Look in field and specify the folder in which the file is saved.
4. Select the file to open and click Open.
■ Printing a Document
To print a document, connect a printer to the computer.
For more information about connecting and configuring a printer, please refer to
the printer manual.
To print a WordPad document
1. Turn on the printer, and insert paper.
2. Open the WordPad file to print.
3. Select File from the Menu and select Print.
4. Click Properties, adjust the printer options accordingly, and click OK.
5. In Print window, click OK to print the document.
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Chapter 3
Using The Computer
This chapter investigates various
different functions of the computer
and provides information
on using the related application
programs for them.
Using the CD-ROM Drive
This computer has one of the following CD drives.
-
CD-ROM Drive
CD-RW Drive
DVD-ROM Drive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Combo Drive
- DVD-Multi Drive
Reads a CD.
Reads and writes data on a CD.
Reads a CD/DVD.
Read a CD/DVD, and writes data onto a CD.
Reads CD/DVD, and writes data to
CD/DVD. Supports DVD-R, DVD-RW, and
DVD-RAM only for the DVD recording format.
To Run a CD
1. Press the eject button on right side of the CD drive.
2. When the tray slides out, place a CD onto it and push down until it clicks.
Emergency Eject Hole
Eject Button
Status Indicator
3. Push the CD tray in gently. The CD will run automatically.
Note
Caution
To eject a CD when the CD drive is out of order or the system is turned off, unfold a
paper clip, and insert the unfolded end of the clip into the hole (
) and press
until the CD tray opens.
- To clean a CD or DVD title, clean the disc with a soft clean cloth
by wiping from the center outwards.
- Do not eject the CD while the Status Indicator is on.
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Using the Windows Media Player
The Windows Media Player enables the user to configure and play video and audio
files from the computer or the Internet.
Click Start > Windows Media Player.
Or click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Windows
Media Player.
Playlist pane
Features
Playback Control area
Caution
If you maximize or restore down the window while playing a media such as an
audio CD on Media Player, the screen may not displayed properly for a moment.
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To Play an Audio CD
1. Insert an audio CD into the CD drive, and a list of all available players is
displayed automatically.
2. Select Windows Media Player, and click OK to play the audio CD.
To Play a Video CD
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Insert a video CD into the CD drive.
When a video window appears, double-click the MPEGAV folder.
Double-click the DAT file.
When a warning window appears, click the Open with button.
In the new window, click Select Program from List and click OK.
Select the Windows Media Player, and click OK.
The video will start playing.
To Write Data in CD
You can copy data to a blank CD or create an audio CD.
1. Insert a blank CD into the CD-RW drive.
2. Click Open Writable CD Folder and click OK. The CD-ROM drive window
appears automatically.
3. Click Start > My Computer.
4. Select, drag and drop folders or files to copy onto the CD-ROM drive window.
Click Write Files to CD in the CD-ROM drive window.
CD-ROM drive window
1. Drag and drop folders or files to copy
2. Click Write Files to CD
My Computer window
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5. When the CD Write Wizard appears, enter the CD label, and click Next.
The data will begin copying.
6. When copying is completed, a message ‘completed’ will appear and the
CD-ROM drive will open automatically.
Note
For more information on copying CDs
Click Start > Help and Support. Enter [CD copy] in the search field, and click the
Search button.
To create an audio CD
Run the Windows Media Player, click the Help menu, and select [Using Windows
Media Player > Using CDs > Creating your own CDs > To create your own CD].
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To Enjoy Home Theater
(S/PDIF Port)
Your computer supports 5.1 channel output, which is a basic function
for home theater systems, and DVD drive. It provides 3D surround
sound and vivid screen.
Note
Home theater system usually consists of a TV, DVD, 5.1 channel speaker, and
digital amp and provides a high-resolution screen (MPEG2) and 3D surrounding sound (Dolby 5.1 or DTS). With a home theater system, you can enjoy a
vivid screen and sound in your home as if you are in a movie theater.
Following devices are required to enjoy a home theater system.
·5.1 channel speaker system (amplifier, speakers, round-type optical connection
cables that can connect to computer`s S/PDIF jack) (Purchased sepearately)
·DVD drive and DVD program (Optional)
·DVD titles that support the 5.1 channel (Purchased sepearately)
■ Step 1. Connect 5.1 channel speaker system to
your computer
1. Connect an amplifier to the S/PDIF port on your computer.
2. Connect the speakers to the amplifier. (Refer to the speaker system`s manual.)
3. To watch through a TV, connect the TV, and change the display device to
the TV in the Display Properties. (P6-8)
TV
Digital amp
Front L speaker
Computer
Subwoofer
Front R speaker
Center speaker
Surround L speaker
Surround R speaker
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■ Step 2. Configuring the digital sound output on the computer
Press <Fn>+<
Note
> to output the audio signal through the S/PDIF port.
The S/PDIF setting also can be changed in the Sound and Audio Device properties. (Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds, speech, and Audio Devices >
Sounds and Audio Devices.) However, <Fn>+<
> keys have priority.
■ Step 3. Enable S/PDIF in the DVD program
When using 5.1 channel speakers, you need to install the Power DVD
program from the DVD Installation CD separately supplied and then
change the settings as directed in these steps:
1. Run Power DVD and click the Settings button.
2. On the Audio tab, set the Speaker Environment setting to "Use SPDIF"
and click OK.
Now, you can enjoy home theater using DVD titles.
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To control volumes for your 5.1 channel speaker, use the control on the
digital amp. (Please, refer to the speaker manual.)
Working with PCMCIA Cards
Various different functions can be added by inserting PCMCIA cards into
the system. This system supports 16 / 32 bit, type I or II PCMCIA card
types.
Caution
Before using the PCMCIA slot, remove the slot protector.
Push the eject button of the PCMCIA card slot once to pop it out. Push the button again to eject the slot protector.
1. Insert a card into the PCMCIA card slot on the side of the system.
Eject Button
2. When a card is inserted, Windows automatically installs the necessary driver for
the card. If no available driver can be found by Windows, the driver has to be
installed using the disk supplied with the card.
Note
Caution
To remove PCMCIA card
a. Double-click Safely Removes Hardware icon (
) in Taskbar.
b. Select the appropriate PCMCIA card and click Stop button.
c. When ‘Safe to remove Hardware’ window appears, click OK.
d. Press Eject button at PCMCIA card slot once, then the button pops out.
e. Press the projected button to eject the PCMCIA card.
You cannot use a ZV card and a PCMCIA III card through the PCMCIA card slot of
the system.
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Using the Memory Stick
In recent, Memory Stick is popular as a removable storage device like
floppy diskette. It is widely used for many digital products like digital
camera, PDA, etc. Users can easily install Memory Stick to save and
remove data in it.
Caution
Restrictions for using a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro
Memory Sticks and Memory Sticks Pro (256MB ~ 1GB, about 1 MB/s data rate) can
only be used as data saving devices. The copyright protection function is not supported for these memory sticks.
1. Slightly slide Memory Stick into the slot.
2. Double-click My Computer to represent
Memory Stick.
3. To remove Memory Stick, slightly push the end of the Memory Stick. When the
Memory Stick is ejected, pull it out.
Note
To use memory stick in other digital devices
If you want to use a memory stick with other digital devices, such as a digital
camera, you are recommended to format the memory stick in the digital device.
If you have formatted the memory stick in the computer, you may have to reformat
it in the digital device.
To protect data in a memory stick
To prevent overwriting or deleting the data in the memory stick, move the slide
lock to the "Lock" position.
To remove a memory stick after an operation such as format,
copy, and delete in the Windows 2000 operating system.
Due to a problem in Windows, you have to wait for more than 20 seconds before
removing the memory stick for proper operation.
To use a Memory Stick Duo
Insert a Memory Stick Duo into the Memory Stick Duo adapter and insert the
adapter into the Memory Stick slot of the computer.
To Re-install the Memory Stick (Card) Driver
The Memory Stick (Card) needs to be removed prior to installing the driver. If the
driver is installed when the Memory Stick (Card) is installed, remove the Memory
Stick (Card), then select Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > Device
Manager, remove Other Device and re-install the Memory Stick (Card) driver
using the System Software CD.
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Using EasyBox
Use EasyBox program to make use of Windows' complicated function
easily andconveniently.
Learn about EasyBox
Double-click the EasyBox(
) icon on the desktop. (Or select Start > All
Programs > Samsung > EasyBox > EasyBox.)
System : System management features are available, including disk defragmenter, removing unnecessary files/folders, computer scheduling and
system recovery.
BIOS
: In windows-based mode, you can recover the BIOS defaults and
change the boot sequence.
Desktop : Desktop management features include changing the font size, executing a magnifier function, the start menu settings and managing the
quick launch icons on the taskbar.
Security : Here you can configure the security settings supported by Windows XP
SP2. And you can change the configuration of the firewall settings,
Windows automatic updates and blocking pop-ups when connected to
the Internet.
Plus Tip : This is a collection of additional Windows functions that are useful for
system management. (Offering shortcut descriptions of Windows,
configuring network sharing and opening local folder sharing, etc.)
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Using EasyBox
Security management function will be used as an example here to show the function
of Easybox
■ Configuring Firewall
The Windows Firewall prevents unauthorized users from gaining access to
your system via the network or the Internet.
1. Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > EasyBox > EasyBox.
2. Click Security from the top menu bar.
3. Select Windows Firewall Settings from the Security menu on the
left.
4. Select a firewall level.
5. Click Apply.
Click the User Setting button for advanced features, including exceptions
and permissions.
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Chapter 4
Connecting to the
Internet
This chapter provides
instructions on connecting
to the Internet.
Connecting to the Internet
The following options show many ways to connect to the Internet.
An appropriate option should be selected depending on the user’s working environment and the user’s system specifications.
Option 1 Connecting using a modem and a telephone line.
Service has to be applied for and received from an Internet
Service Provider (ISP) through an Internet service account.
Option 2 Connecting using a High-speed communication
network service, such as ADSL and VDSL.
Service has to be applied for and received from a High-speed
communication network service provider. Receiving Internet
service may require support from specific devices.
Contact the service provider for details.
Option 3 Connecting using a wired LAN
Use a LAN cable that is already installed in your office or
building,
Option 4 Connecting using a wireless LAN
The Internet can be accessed without a telephone line or a LAN
cable if there is a Wireless LAN AP (Access Point) nearby.
Note
The Wireless LAN function is optional.
My computer
Internet Service
Provider
The Internet Provider
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Connecting to the Internet Using a Modem
1. Connect the telephone line to the modem port. Do not use a digital
telephone line.
2. To connect the modem to the Internet, and use e-mail, you have to apply to an
Internet Service Provider (ISP) for an Internet service.
Note
- For more account information, please contact your ISP.
- Ask your ISP about Internet fees and the disconnection procedure. If the Internet
connection is not disconnected properly, additional telephone charges may
incur.
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Configuring the Network Environment Settings
for Wired LAN Connections
A wired LAN environment is an environment where you can connect to the
Internet using the company’s LAN or with a broadband modem.
1. Connect the network (LAN) cable to the LAN port of the system.
2. Click Start > Control Panel.
3. Select Network and Internet Connections in the [Control Panel] window.
4. Click Network Connections in the [Network and Internet Connections]
window.
5. In the [Network Connections] window, point the mouse pointer to Local Area
Network and click the right touchpad button. Select Properties from the popup
menu that appears.
6. In the General tab of the [Local Area Connection Properties] window, check that
the connecting device field includes the Intel PRO/100VE Network
Connection driver.
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7. In the “This connection uses the following items” field, select Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP), and click Properties.
① Check the driver
② Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”
③ Click Properties
Note
In the above screen, necessary network components can be added by clicking the
Install button.
8. Enter the system’s IP and DNS server addresses on the General tab of the
[Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties] window. If DHCP is used, click “Obtain an
IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” on the
General tab.
Note
IP addresses and other information necessary for configuration can be obtained
from the network administrator.
9. Once all of the information is entered in the [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties]
window, click OK to finish.
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Using Samsung Network Manager
Use Samsung Network Manager to configure network setting.
Using the program, you can do the following.
You can save network settings (including IP address) according to network places
such as office and home. When you change places, simply select a network place
and the network settings will be automatically changed accordingly.
You can easily find out your current IP.
■ To configure network setting
1. Connect LAN cable to the computer’s LAN port.
2. Double-click Samsung Network Manager icon on the desktop.
Or click Start > All Programs > Samsung Network Manager >
Samsung Network Manager.
3. When you are using DHCP, available IP’s are displayed in the status dialog box.
Click Change.
4. Click Add, click Choose Icon and select an icon. Enter a place name in New
Name field and click Ok.
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5. New place icon is displayed and full dialog box appears. Check your IP and click
Close. Network setting is saved.
Note
To configure network setting of some place other than current place, click the
place icon and configure each network device. If you are using DHCP, select
‘DHCP’ check box and click Save.
If you are using a static IP, clear ‘DHCP’ check box, enter appropriate network setting and click Save.
Ask ISP or network administrator for IP address.
■
To change network places
You can change network places as below.
1. Connect LAN cable to the computer’s LAN port, and double-click Samsung
Network Manager icon on the desktop.
Note
If you used static IP in previous place, previous static IP is displayed in the status
dialog box.
2. Click Change, select a place icon then click Change.
3. On “Do you want to change the location setting?” dialog box, click Ok.
4. When the network place is changed, corresponding place icon is displayed in
color and full dialog box appears. In the right area of full dialog box, network
setting is displayed.
5. Click Close to close the dialog box.
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Using Both DHCP and Static IP Simultaneously.
When you are alternatively using networks with either DHCP or static IP addressing, you can use alternative settings that enable simultaneous configurations of
DHCP and static IP to use both of the network connections without reconfiguring.
Note
This function is provided only when your operating system is Windows XP.
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections >
Network Connections > Local Area Connection, press the right button
of the touchpad, and then select Properties.
2. Select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item, and then click Properties.
3. In the Alternate Configuration tab, click User configured, and then enter
the appropriate values for the following:
(IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, Preferred and alternate DNS server,
Preferred and alternate WINS server)
4. When the configuration has been completed, click OK.
Now you can connect to both networks using DHCP and static IP respectively.
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Configuring the Network Environment Settings
for Wireless LAN Network (WLAN)
A wireless network (Wireless LAN) environment is a network environment
that enables communication between multiple computers at home or a
small-size office through wireless LAN devices.
When a computer-to-computer network has been constructed, a computer
that is not connected to the Internet can share the Internet by accessing
another computer connected to the Internet. (See Page 4-18. Using
Network Services)
Note
The description in this section concerns the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B
Mini PCI Adapter (hereafter referred to as a 11b card) and the Intel(R)
PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection device (hereafter referred to as a
11g card).
A wireless LAN interface is an optional device that you can select when you
purchase this product. You can connect to the Internet over a wireless connection
when your computer has a wireless LAN (WLAN) device.
To view the installed wireless LAN card, click Start > Control Panel > System >
Hardware tab > Device Manager.
The images actually displayed may differ from the figures shown in this section
according to the installed device and the connection state.
Wireless network connections can be classified into two categories.
1) Access Point
You can connect to an AP to use the network. This is possible only in an environment equipped with an AP. (See Page 4-10, ‘Connecting to an Access Point (AP)’)
Note
What is an Access Point (AP)?
An AP is a network device that bridges wired and wireless LANs, and corresponds to a wireless hub in a wired network. You can connect multiple wireless
LAN installed computers to an AP.
2) Computer–to-computer (ad hoc)
This is also called a peer-to-peer network.
In computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can wirelessly connect 2 or more
computers that have wireless LAN modules. (See Page 4-11, ‘Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)’).
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Connecting to an Access Point (AP)
This section describes how to connect to an AP. You can use the network when you
are connected to an AP.
Note
The connection setup is described for a computer running on Windows XP Service
Pack 2. If you are using the Windows 2000 system, refer to P. 4-15 ‘Wireless
Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program’. For more detailed information such as the network key (encryption key), ask your network administrator.
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
and select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar,
2. Select an AP (E.g. Test) to connect to and click Connect.
When the network key dialog box appears, enter the network key and click
Connect.
Note
When a network key is not
defined for a selected AP,
click on Link to display
the warning message box.
Then click Connect again in
the box.
Now when Connected in AP is displayed, and you can access the network.
Note
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Checking the connection status.
Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless
Network Connection (
) icon on
the taskbar, and the connection status is displayed.
Connecting to computer-to-computer networks
(peer-to-peer or ad hoc)
In computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can wirelessly connect 2 or more
computers that have wireless LAN modules.
Using this method, a computer that is not connected to the Internet can share the
Internet by accessing another computer connected to the Internet. (Refer to “Sharing
an Internet connection through a wireless network” (P.4-24).)
You can connect by completing the following steps:
Step 1. Set up a computer-to-computer network on a computer.
Step 2. Connect to the configured computer from other computers.
Note
The connection setup is described for computers running Windows XP Service
Pack 2. If you are using the Windows 2000 system, refer to P. 4-15 ‘Wireless
Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program’.
■ Step 1. Setting up a computer-to-computer network
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
and select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar,
2. Click Change the order of Preferred Networks.
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3. On the Wireless Networks tab, click Advanced.
4. Clear ‘Automatically connect to non-default network’ check box, if it
is selected.
Select ‘Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only’, and click
Close.
5. In the Wireless Networks tab, click Add.
6. Enter the network name (e.g. samsung), and unselect ‘The key is provided
for me automatically’. Enter the encryption key in the Network key field,
and click OK.
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To prevent a network connection from an unauthorized user, it would be better to
configure a network key (encryption key). A network key consists of 5 or 13
alphanumeric characters (e.g. magic), or of 10 or 26 hexadecimal numbers (a
hexadecimal number is represented by numbers ‘0’ to ‘9’ or letters ‘a’ to ‘f’).
7. Check that the configured network name (e.g. samsung) is in the ‘Preferred networks item’, and click OK.
Now your wireless network setup has been completed.
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■ Step 2. Connecting to the configured computer
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
and select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar,
2. Select the wireless network name (e.g. samsung) specified in “Connecting to
computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)”, and click Connect.
3. Enter a cryptographic key in the network key box and click Connect.
Note
If the network key is not configured in “Connecting to computer-to-computer
networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on P. 4-11, just click Connect, without any
keystrokes.
When connected to the wireless network, the system displays Connected in the
selected network of the Network Connection window.
Note
Checking the connection status.
Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless Network Connection (
on the taskbar, and the connection status is displayed.
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) icon
Wireless Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup
Program
You can use a wireless LAN by using a wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet)
provided separately.
To use wireless network connection, complete the following procedures.
▶ Step1. Install the wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet).
▶ Step2. Configure wireless network settings through the wireless LAN
configuration program.
■ Step 1. Installing the wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet)
You can install the wireless LAN client administrator program following the
instruction displayed automatically when you insert the system software CD. Insert
the system software CD into the CD-ROM drive, and install the wireless LAN
configuration program.
Note
To not display ‘Intel Configuration Service’ window afterward
After installing the wireless LAN configuration program, select “Do not show this
again.” check box, then click Close.
■ Step 2. Using the wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet)
Double-click the wireless LAN program ( ) icon on the taskbar.
(Or, Click Start > All Programs > Intel Network Adapters > Intel
PROSet for Wireless.)
Note
In some languages, some buttons on the window may not be displayed. Resize
the window to use the program.
Configure wireless network settings in PROSet following the procedures below.
• To connect to an Access Point
To connect to an access point or existing computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc)
network, refer to the following procedures. (To create a new computer-to-computer network, refer to the following To create computer-to-computer (Ad
Hoc) network section.)
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1. Click Scan in the Networks tab.
2. Select the name of desired access point or computer-to-computer network to
connect from the searched available networks list, and click Connect.
Note
If your desired network does not appear, click Refresh.
An access point is represented by ( ) icon, and a computer-to-computer network
is represented by ( ) icon. An ( ) icon is displayed in front of an access point
or a computer-to-computer network with configured security settings.
3. Select “Yes, create a profile for this Network.”, and click OK.
4. Enter Profile Name and click Next.
5. Enter the network authentication, data encryption (WEP), key index, and
password configured for the target access point or computer-to-computer network
in the Security Settings window, and click Finish.
Note
The network authentication, data encryption (WEP), key index, and password of a
access point are configured in the access point management program. For the
information on the security information, check the security settings of the access
point or ask your wireless network administrator.
To connect to an existing computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network, enter the
password configured when creating the computer-to-computer network for the first
time. You do not need to enter network authentication and key index.
Security Settings
Network Authentication : The network authentication option includes
Open System and Shared Key. When you select Open System, no
authentication is applied (however, encryption is supported). When you select
Shared Key, a WEP key is used for authentication. The default setting is
Open System.
Data Encryption (WEP) : The IEEE 802.11 WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
standard defines two levels of encryption, a 64-bit key (this is sometimes
represented by 40bits) and a 128-bit key.
Key index: Select the current encryption key index used by the access point
out of 1 to 4.
To use pass phrase: Click Use pass phrase to activate, and enter 5 (for 64bit) or 13 (for 128-bit) alphanumeric characters (represented by 0-9, a-z, or A-Z).
To use WEP key: Click Use WEP keys to activate, and enter a hexadecimal
number (represented by 0-9 and A-F) of 10 (for 64-bit) or 26 (for 128-bit)
digits in the WEP key field.
When a wireless connection to an access point is established, connection icon
( ) appears in front of the name of connected profile.
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• To create a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network
To create a new computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network or to connect to a
hidden access point (Stealth/Closed Mode), refer to the following procedures.
Note
A hidden access point is an access point that exists, but is configured not to be
detected by the scan operation to prevent access attempts from unauthorized
users.
1. Click Add in the Networks tab.
2. Enter Profile Name and Network name (SSID), select Operating
Mode, then click Next.
Note
What is a network name (SSID)?
Network name (SSID) is a name that a wireless adapter uses for identifying connection. Enter the name of a computer-to-computer network (e.g. samsung) or the
name of the access point to connect to. The network name identifies cases. (capital and lowercase) For the name of access point, check the settings of the access
point, or ask your wireless network administrator.
Operating Mode:
Infrastructure - Connect to an Access Point - Select to connect to an
access point.
Ad hoc
- Connect directly to other computers - Select to create
a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network.
3. Configure password setting to be used for computer-to-computer network
connection in the Security Settings window.
To connect to an access point, enter the network authentication, data encryption
(WEP), key index, and password configured in the access point.
Note
It is recommended to configure data encryption for security purposes when
creating a computer-to-computer network connection profile. For more information
on security settings refer to the security settings in Connecting to AP or Help.
When you are creating a computer-to-computer network connection profile, the
network authentication setting is disabled.
4. When a profile creation is completed, the new created profile appears in the
profiles list in the Networks tab. Select corresponding profile, and click
Connect to connect to the created profile.
When a wireless connection to the created profile is established, connection icon
( ) appears in front of the name of connected profile.
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Using Network Services
While the computer is connected to the network, you can use network
services to share files, folders, and printers. Using computer-to-computer
wireless networks, you can access the Internet through a computer that is
connected to the Internet even if your computer is not directly connected
to the Internet.
Note
Network services are provided for the computers that are connected to the network through wired or wireless network connections. (See Pages 4-4, 4-9,
Configuring Network Environment Settings)
Sharing files or folders
This section describes how to share files and folders between computers connected to
the network.
To share files, complete the following procedures:
Step 1. Configuring the sharing of files and folders on a computer.
Step 2. Accessing shared files and folders from another computer.
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When a file or folder is shared, anyone connected to the network can open and delete
the shared file or folder.
Configure a file sharing network only when the network is secure, and do not share
important data.
■ Step 1. Configuring Sharing
1. Right-click the target file or folder to share in My Computer, and select
Sharing and Security.
2. Click ‘IF you understand the security risks but want to share files
without running the wizard, click here’.
Note
It has the same security effect as that of the ‘Network Setup Wizard’.
This screen does not appear if Internet Sharing Network Wizard has been
installed in the computer-to-computer wireless network environment.
3. Select ‘Just enable file sharing’, and click OK.
4. In the ‘Network sharing and security’ field, select ‘Share this folder on the
network’, enter the share name, and click OK.
Caution
Be cautious when selecting ‘Allow network users to change my files’ since other
network users can change the files in the shared folder.
The file and folder sharing configuration has been completed.
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■ Step 2. Using Shared Files or Folders
This section describes how to access shared files or folders if your computer is a
member of the same workgroup.
1. Click Start > My Computer. Under Other Places, click My Network
Places in your computer.
2. Click ‘View workgroup computers’, and click the desired computer to
access the shared file.
Note
If your computer is a member of another workgroup:
1. Click Other Places > Microsoft Windows Network.
2. Click the desired workgroup.
3. Click the desired computer to display the shared files or folders.
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Sharing Printers
This section describes how to share a printer between computers connected to a
network.
To share a printer, complete the following procedures:
Step 1. Configure printer sharing in the computer connected to the printer.
Step 2. Add and use the shared printer in other computers on the network.
■ Step 1. Configuring Printer Sharing
1. From the computer connected to the printer, click Start > Printers and
Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer you want to share, and click Sharing.
3. Select ‘Share this printer’, enter a share name for the shared printer, and
click OK.
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4. In the Printers and Faxes window, you will find the printer icon has been
changed to another icon on a hand.
■ Step 2. Adding and Using a Shared Printer
1. From a different computer that wants to use the shared printer, click Start >
Printers and Faxes.
2. Click Add a printer.
3. In the Add Printer Wizard, click Next.
4. Select ‘A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer’, and click Next.
5. Select ‘Browse for a printer’, and click Next.
6. Select the workgroup or computer, select the desired printer, and click Next.
If you cannot find the desired printer, try again after a while.
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7. Read the warning about a shared printer, and click Yes to install the shared
printer.
8. Select Yes for ‘Do you want to use this printer as a default printer?’, and click
Next.
9. Click Finish.
10. When the printer sharing configuration has been completed, the shared printer
appears in the Printers and Faxes window.
Now you can print using the shared printer even if your computer is not directly
connected to a printer.
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Sharing an Internet connection through a
wireless network
By connecting your computer to another computer, which is connected to the Internet
over a wired connection, through a wireless network (Peer-to- Peer), you can access
the Internet from your computer.
Note
To share an Internet connection, the computers should be connected to a computer-to-computer (peer-to-peer) wireless network.
(See Page 4-11, ‘Connecting to computer-to-computer networks’)
Also, one of the computers has to be connected to the Internet (external network).
The description for Sharing Internet access is for the operating system Windows
XP Service Pack 2.
To share an Internet connection, complete the following procedures:
▶ Step 1. Configuring a Internet connection sharing from the computer connected to
the Internet.
▶ Step 2. After completing the shared Internet connection configuration, check that
the other computers can access the Internet through the shared Internet
connection.
■ Step 1. Configuring Internet Sharing
Configuring a shared Internet connection on the computer connected to the
Internet.
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections >
Network Connections.
2. Right-click on the device connected to the Internet, the external network, and
select Properties.
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If the computer is connected to the Internet through a wired LAN, select ‘Local Area
Connection’.
3. In the Advanced tab, select ‘Allow other network users to connect
through this computer’s Internet connection’, and click OK.
■ Step 2. Checking the Shared Internet Connection
When the Internet connection sharing configuration has been completed, the network icon in the Network Connections window is displayed as follows:
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections >
Network Connections.
A computer connected to the Internet.
A computer sharing the remote Internet connection (other computer).
If the icon does not appear after a long time, restart the computer.
Note
Computers on the network can access the Internet through the shared Internet connection only when the computer connected to the Internet is turned on.
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Chapter 5
System Management
This chapter provides
information on efficient
computer management.
Managing Power
Use Power Options to save power consumption. You can switch Standby
Mode while you are not using your computer or configure the system
components to shut it down on a specified time.
■ Specifying Power Save Time
You can specify Turn Off Monitor, Turn Off Hard Disk, System Standby Mode,
and Maximum Power Save Mode.
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
Power Options > Power Schemes tab. Then specify time in each item and
click OK.
Note
By default, the power scheme is configured to SAMSUNG mode. SAMSUNG
mode extends the battery life and optimizes the Intel Speedstep function. Since
SAMSUNG mode operates the CPU at half its original speed to reduce power consumption, the operating speed of a program is slower than normal.
To use the SAMSUNG mode after reinstalling Windows, install the PowerCFG program using the system software CD. (Celeron CPU- Intel Speed Step function is not
supported.)
Monitor Off
The LCD display goes into Power-Saving
mode after the specified period of time.
Hard Disk Off
The Hard Disk goes into Power-Saving
mode after the specified period of time.
Standby Mode
If the computer is not used for the specified
period of time, the monitor and hard disk
drives are turned off to reduce power
consumption.
Note
Hibernation Mode
Saves the current working status onto the
hard disk and turns the computer off.
Pressing the Power button restores the
computer to the previous working status.
Press Power button to use computer again in Standby Mode or Hibernate Mode.
You can schedule your system for shutdown, hibernation or standby modes by
clicking System > Computer Scheduling of the EasyBox program (P. 3-11).
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■ Using the Power button
You can configure the function of the power button.
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
Power Options and select the Advanced tab.
Configure the Power button function.
Configure the <Fn>+<
Caution
> function.
When the Power button is configured to put the system into Power-Saving Mode,
manually shutting down the computer requires the Power button to be pressed and
held for more than 4 seconds.
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Using the Battery
Please refer to the following instructions when running the computer on
battery power without connecting the AC power.
This computer uses smart rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery.
Caution
- Please read the instructions on the battery before use.
- Please refer to the system operation environment (Page A-2) of this manual and
operate and store the battery at room temperature.
Ejecting and Attaching Battery
1. Shutdown system and close LCD.
2. Put the computer upside down.
3. Pull the two battery latches outward(
), then remove the battery.
battery latch
Caution
In X05 model, slide left battery latch outward(
while holding the right battery latch outward(
), then remove the battery
).
4. To install the battery again, slide the battery into the system as below. The battery
latch moves inward, and fixes the battery automatically.
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Checking the Battery Charge Status
You can check the battery charge status using one of the following two methods:
Method 1 : Pressing the <Fn>+<
battery charge.
> key combination displays the remaining
● Power supply status (Power Source)
When operating on battery power
When operating on AC power
● Remaining Battery Charge Level (Battery Level, %)
Method 2 : Remove the battery from the computer, and press the PUSH button on the
battery to view the approximate remaining battery charge (%).
Slightly press PUSH button.
Note
Using the battery
Battery is an expendable supply, so when you use it for a long time, the capacity/battery life is shortened. If the battery life time is reduced to under half of the
initial time, we recommend that you purchase a new battery to use.
Note
Battery Warning
You will hear an alarm when the remaining battery charge is under 10%.
Connect the power cable or turn off the computer and install a fully charged
battery.
When the remaining battery charge is under 3%, the computer automatically
saves current work and turns off. This may be different according to the
settings in Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power
Options > Alarms tab.
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Increasing Battery Life
■ Adjust LCD Brightness
<Fn> + <
> : Dim the LCD display brightness.
■ Use Power Saving Mode
This function reduces power consumption when the system is not being used for
a prolonged period of time.
■ Use Battery Calibration
When the battery is in continuous use without being completely charged or discharged, there may be a difference between the displayed battery charge and
the actual battery charge, owing to the inherent characteristics of the battery.
Completely discharging the battery and fully charging it can correct this problem.
Completely discharging the battery for this reason is called battery calibration.
The procedure to calibrate the battery is described below.
1. Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC power.
2. Turn on the computer and press <F2> to enter into System Setup.
3. Select Smart Battery Calibration in the Boot Menu, and press <Enter> to
start. The calibration process usually takes 3 to 5 hours depending on the
remaining battery charge.
▶ Boot
Device Priority
NumLock
[Off]
Enable Keypad
[By NumLock]
Summary screen
[Disabled]
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen [Disabled]
PXE Oprom
[Always]
Screen Expansion
Active Display
Brightness Control Mode
Easy Hangul
Select system boot
options
[Enabled]
[LCD/CRT]
[Auto Dim]
[Enabled]
Smart Battery Calibration
4. When the calibration process is complete and the battery is completely discharged, connect the AC power adaptor to fully recharge the battery.
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Upgrading Memory
This computer has a 128 MB or 256 MB memory module. There is a
socket in which one additional memory module can be installed.
Note
Before replacing the memory module, turn the system off completely. Do not
replace the memory module when the system is in Rest Mode.
1. Using a screwdriver, open the memory-module compartment cover on the bottom
of the system.
Screws
2. Push the memory module tabs outward to pop the memory module outward.
Pull the module out at an angle of about 30°.
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3. Align the new memory module connectors accordingly and slide it into the slot at
a 30˚ angle.
4. Push the memory module in until the module clicks into place. If the memory
module is not fixed completely, push the module while pressing the memory module tabs outward.
5. Close and fix the memory-module compartment cover using a screwdriver.
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Using the Security Lock
The security lock is a device used to physically ‘fix’ the system when using it in a public place. The locking device needs to be purchased separately. The shape and methods of use may differ depending on the manufacturer. Please refer to the manual
provided with the security lock for proper use.
Connect a security lock cable to a fixed object, and to the security lock port on the
back of the computer.
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①
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Traveling with the Computer
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-
When traveling, keep the system and the AC adapter disconnected. Otherwise,
it may affect the functions of the system.
-
Make sure that the system is not pressed by a book or heavy objects. The LCD
may get damaged.
-
When traveling by plane, use a bag designed for notebook PCs and hand-carry
the computer.
-
Allow the computer and disks to pass through security X-rays but do not pass the
computer and disks through metal detectors.
-
Do not use the computer during take off and landing.
-
Make sure the eject button of PCMCIA card slot is locked.
Chapter 6
Customizing your
computer
This chapter provides information
how to use the system setup,
customizinig screen settings.
Using System Setup
System Setup is a utility that enables the computer environment to be
changed to suit the user. System Setup is used when changing the system
password, booting priority, or when adding new devices.
Please use extra care when configuring System Setup, as it may cause
serious system error.
To enter System Setup
1. Turn on the computer.
2. When the booting screen appears, press <F2>.
3. The initial System Setup screen will appear in a moment.
Setup Menu
System Time
System Date
[10:21:53]
[04/26/2003]
[30006MB]
[CD-ROM]
CPU Type
CPU Speed
Sysem Memory
Extended Menory
XXXXXXXX
XXXX GHz
640KB
XXXXXXKB
BIOS Version
Micom Version
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
▶ Primary Master
▶ Secondary Master
Sub-Menu
Press<enter> to display sub-menu.
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<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
Help
Displays help information on
the current selected item.
Setup Item
Navigation Keys
Use these navigation keys to
view and change the System
Setup settings.
System Setup Menus
Menu Items
Description
Main
Configures the basic system environment
Advanced
Configures OS and major chipset options of the system
Security
Configures system security options
Boot
Configures booting options
Exit
Exits System Setup
Note
For more information on System Setup menus or options, please refer to Help on the
right side of the screen.
System Setup Navigation Keys
Displays the
Help window.
Exits the current
sub menu or
opens the Exit
menu.
Note
Moves up and
down between
fields.
Changes the
value of the
current field.
Restores
default values.
Moves between Selects a field
menus.
or opens a sub
menu.
Saves changes
and exits
System Setup.
Contents of System Setup may be changed due to functional improvement or
other reasons.
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Configuring the Password
■ Setting the Supervisor Password
By configuring a supervisor password, you can restrict system access to authorized users only.
Note
Do not lose or forget your password. If you have forgotten your password,
contact the Samsung service center.
1. Select the Security menu in the System Setup. (To enter into System Setup, see
Page 6-2.)
2. On the ‘Set Supervisor Password’ item, press <Enter>.
Supervisor Password Is:
Clear
User Password Is:
Clear
HDD 0 Password
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
[Enter]
Set User Password
[Enter]
Set HDD 0 Password
[Enter]
Password on Boot
[Disabled]
Fixed Disk Boot Sector
[Normal]
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
3. Enter a password, press <Enter>, re-enter the password for confirmation, and
press <Enter> again.
4. When a message confirming the password configuration appears in the [Setup
Notice] window, press <Enter>.
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■ Setting the User Password
You can configure user passwords so that other users can use the system.
Note
Before activating a user password, a supervisor password must have been configured.
Users can start the system with their user password, but cannot enter into the
System Setup.
Deactivating the supervisor password also deactivates the user password.
On the ‘Set User Password’ item, press <Enter>, and complete step 3-4 of
Configuring the Supervisor Password.
■ Activating the Booting Password
Note
Before activating the booting password, the supervisor password must have been
configured.
Set the ‘Password on boot’ option to [Enabled].
From now on, you must enter the password to boot the system.
■ Deactivating the Password
1. On the password to delete, press <Enter>. (e.g. supervisor password)
2. Enter the current configured password, and press <Enter>.
3. Leave the ‘New Password’ and ‘Confirm New Password’ field empty, and press
<Enter> to deactivate the password.
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Changing Booting Priority
You can select the booting priority among the devices such as the hard
drive, CD-ROM drive, etc. The following example describes how to configure the hard drive as the first booting device when the CD-ROM drive
is configured as the first booting device by default.
1. Select the Boot Menu in System Setup.
2. Press <Enter> on Boot Device Priority item.
▶ Boot
Device Priority
NumLock
[Off]
Enable Keypad
[By NumLock]
Summary screen
[Disabled]
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen [Disabled]
PXE Oprom
[Always]
Screen Expansion
Active Display
Brightness Control Mode
Easy Hangul
Select system boot
options
[Enabled]
[LCD/CRT]
[Auto Dim]
[Enabled]
Smart Battery Calibration
3. Use the <↓> key to move to the Hard Drive item, and press <F6> key until it
is at the very top.
Boot Options
CD-ROM Drive
Removable Devices
+ Hard Drive
Network Boot
4. Press <F10> to save the changed configuration, and exit System Setup.
Now you can boot the system with the hard disk drive as the first booting device.
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Configuring Resolution and Color Depth
Screen resolution is the number of pixels displayed on the screen. High
resolution makes the overall screen area large, although individual items
appear small. Color quality is determined by the number of bits used to
represent a pixel on the screen. High color quality displays more number
of colors on your screen.
1. Press touchpad right button on the desktop, and click Properties.
2. Make changes on the Settings tab of the [Display Properties] dialog.
To change the number of colors displayed on a
monitor, select an appropriate color quality.
To change your screen resolution, move the slider
to select an appropriate resolution.
3. When you have completed configuration, click Apply.
Note
XGA models, configuring the Screen resolution to 1024x768, and the Color
quality to Highest (32 bit) is recommended.
SXGA+ models, configuring the Screen resolution to 1400x1050, and the
Color quality to Highest (32 bit) is recommended.
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Using External Display Devices
Using external display devices such as monitor, projector, TV, etc you can
view the screen images alternatively or simultaneously. You can extend
the screen into two display devices to use larger workspace.
Using external display devices would be especially useful when you are
giving presentation or watching a movie through your TV.
1. Connect a monitor or a projector to the monitor port of the system. To connect a
TV, connect the TV to the monitor port or TV output port of the system.
2. Right-click on the desktop, and select Graphics Options > Graphics
Properties.
3. On the Devices tab, select your desired display device, and click OK.
(The displayed device list is determined by the currently connected devices.)
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Monitor
Displays on an external device such as monitor, projector or TV
(connected to the monitor port) only.
Notebook
Displays on the notebook LCD only.
Television
Displays on the TV (connected to the TV output port) only.
Intel(R) Dual
Display Clone
Displays the same screen on the notebook LCD, and
an external device such as monitor, projector, or TV.
Extended Desktop
Extends the screen into the notebook LCD and an external device
such as monitor, projector, or TV to use 2 times larger workspace.
Note
To switch display devices using shortcut key
You can switch display devices easily by pressing <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> shortcut
key.
Provided that CRT monitor is connected, the display order will be LCD > CRT >
LCD+CRT whenever the <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> key is pressed.
Provided that multiple external display devices are connected, the display order
will be LCD > CRT > LCD+CRT > TV > LCD+TV > CRT+TV > LCD+CRT+TV whenever the <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> key is pressed.
You cannot use the <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> shortcut key in the full screen mode
DOS prompt.
To change display devices easily
Right-click on the desktop, and select Graphics Options > Output To to
change the current display device easily.
To change the screen resolution and color quality
If the screen does not appear clearly, please try to change the screen resolution
and color quality. In the figure 3, select a device, and configure the color, screen
area, and refresh rate.
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Checking for Viruses
The Norton AntiVirus software is provided as the virus inspection
program.
Note
When you first run Norton AntiVirus, the Norton AntiVirus Configuration window
pops up. If you complete the configuration and your computer connect to network, you
can download and install the latest updates via the network. When the live update is
done, virus scanning starts automatically. To stop scanning, click on Stop.
If you didn’t configure the Norton AntiVirus program, a security alert icon (
)
appears in the notification area on the right of the task bar. This indicates
that the current security state of your computer is not secure. Configure the virus-scanning program to make the security alert icon disappear.
1. Select Start > All Programs > Norton AntiVirus >
Norton AntiVirus 2003.
2. Click Scan Virus, select drive to inspect, and click Scan.
Vaccines for the latest viruses
can be downloaded by
connecting to Symantec’s
homepage.
3. If a virus is detected, select Automatic in Norton AntiVirus, and click Next to
delete the virus.
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Chapter 7
Recovering the
Computer
This chapter provides recovery
procedures using
the System Recovery CD
when the computer is not
operating properly.
Restoring the System
Note
This description is only for models running Window XP.
The System Restore function allows you to restore your computer to an earlier copy (called restore point), and restores the settings if a problem occurs.
The System Restore function is provided by Windows XP to enable the resolution of various problems without reinstalling Windows XP completely.
You can use System Restore in the following cases.
· The system files are deleted or damaged by mistake.
· The system is unstable or a problem occurs in a device driver.
· A problem occurs after changing system files such as the registry.
· A problem occurs after installing a new program.
■ Creating a Restore Point
Restore points are created at predetermined times and at times of significant system
events such as when a program or a driver is installed. You can also decide when to
create your own restore points.
Note
There has to be more than 200MB of free space on the hard disk drive. If the disk
space is insufficient, a saved restore point might be deleted.
You are recommended to create a restore point when you have purchased a new
computer and before installing new programs or device drivers. Before creating a
restore point, check that the computer is operating properly.
The procedures to create your own restore point are described below.
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System
Restore.
2. Select ‘Create a restore point’, and than click Next.
3. In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify the restore
point, and than click Create. A restore point has been created.
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■ Returning your computer to an earlier restore point
The procedures to return your computer to an earlier restore point when a problem
has occurred are described below.
1. Start > All Programs > Accessories
> System Tools > System Restore.
2. Select ‘Restore my computer to an
earlier time’, and click Next.
3. Select the desired restore date (①) from
the calendar restoration and select the
desired restore point from the list (②),
and then click Next.
①
Note
②
The date of the restore point
is displayed in bold font.
4. Confirm the selected restore point and click Next. System Restore shuts down
Windows, and starts the restoration processes.
5. After the restoration is complete, Windows restarts. In the [System Restore completed]
dialog box, click OK. Your computer has been restored to the selected restore point.
■ Undoing the last restoration
The procedures to undo a restoration are described below.
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
2. Select ‘Undo my last restoration’, and click Next.
3. Confirm the restoration information to undo, and click Next. System Restore
shuts down Windows and starts undoing the restoration.
4. After the undo restoration is complete, Windows restarts. On the [Undo the last
restoration completed] dialog box, click OK. Your computer has been restored to
the point prior to the last restoration.
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Reinstalling Software
If you have reinstalled the Windows operating system, or the system and
program do not operate properly, you can re-install the driver and program using the system software CD.
Note
This computer is optimized for Microsoft Windows XP. Therefore, Windows drivers
other than the ones included in the System Software CD are not provided.
■ Running the system software CD
Insert the system software CD into the CD-ROM drive. The initial screen appears
automatically.
Standard Installation : This displays a list of drivers or programs that are not
currently installed on your computer from the system
software CD provided.
All necessary components are installed using the
factory defaults.
Minimum Installation : This displays the components (driver, Windows
programs, etc) that, if not installed, may cause
problems with the system performance. You can
install only required components.
Custom Installation
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: You can customize the installation of drivers and
programs.
■ Installing drivers and programs
1. Click Standard Installation in the main window of the System Software CD.
(Standard Installation is recommended)
2. The system is scanned to display the drivers and programs that need to be
installed.
3. Click OK. The drivers and programs are automatically installed as factory
defaults.
(The components of Standard Installation can vary depending on the model)
Note
In figure 3, to add components to the installation, click Cancel and select the
component(s) that you want to install and then click on Install Now.
4. When done, restart the system.
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Reinstalling Windows XP
If the Windows XP does not operate properly due to an error in the system, or if you have replaced the hard disk drive, you can reinstall
Windows XP using the system recovery CD.
Caution
With the system recovery CD, you can reinstall Windows XP only. To return the
system to the state of shipment, reinstall the device drivers and programs with the
system software CD after reinstalling Windows XP with the system recovery CD.
Reinstalling Window may delete the data on the hard disk drive such as files,
programs, etc. In order to minimize damage from data loss, please remember to
always back up data. Samsung Electronics is not liable in the case of data loss,
please consult your warranty statement for clarification.
Note
When you have set a booting password
You are asked to enter your booting password after restarting the system
during the Windows installation. Enter the password to continue to the next
steps.
■ Reinstalling Windows
Explain Standard installation option as a standard.
1. Insert the system recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. In the initial screen, click Standard installation.
Standard installation : You can change the settings for partitioning, the
installation folder, etc. during the Windows installation. However, reinstalling Windows may delete the
data on the hard disk drive such as files, programs,
etc. In order to minimize damage from data loss,
please remember to always back up data.
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Quick Installation : This re-installs Windows with the user data and the
system configuration intact. The user data in the already
existing Windows folders may be preserved as the
existing Windows folders are overwritten.
3. The description for the standard installation appears. Click Yes.
The installation starts, and the system will be restarted after a while.
Note
When Quick Installation is selected,
Setup proceeds with Step 3 before automatically installing Windows. Quick
Installation overwrites the existing Windows version, so that drivers or applications do not need to be reinstalled.
4. After the system has restarted, the message ‘Press any key to boot from
CD’ appears. Do not press any key at this time. After a while the partition configuration screen appears.
To not change the partition, press <Enter>.
Note
What is partition configuration?
Partition configuration is a function that devides the hard disk drive into one or
several partitions. Note that changing the partition deletes all of the data on the
hard disk drive.
5. Select the folder to install the Windows operating system.
To delete the previous version of Windows and install in the current folder, press
<L> on the keyboard.
Note
If you press ESC to select another folder for the installation, new Windows folders
are created causing a risk of dual booting.
6. After the installation process copies the necessary folders for the Windows installation, restart the system, and the message “Press any key to boot from CD” is
displayed. You do not need to enter anything. In a moment, the Windows
XPinstallation screen will appear to proceed with the installation.
7. When the Regional and Language Options window appears, click Next.
8. When a window that requires your name and organization pops up, enter your
name and the organization and click Next. In the Windows XP Professional
edition, an additional window that requires thecomputer name and the
administrator password appears. Enter the computer name and the
administrator password and click Next.
9. When the Date and Time Settings window appears, click Next.
10. When the system restarts to display Press any key to boot from CD, do not press
any key.
When you see the Windows desktop, this means that the installation process is
completed. Remove the system recovery CD and install the device
drivers and applications from the system software CD.
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■ If You Cannot Run Windows
If you cannot run Windows, you have to boot the system with the system recovery
CD, and reinstall Windows. If you boot the system from the system recovery CD,
you can install Windows only with the user installation option. You cannot install
with the standard installation option.
1. Insert the system recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive and start the computer.
2. If the following message appears on the screen, press any key from the keyboard.
Note
This message appears only when the CD drive has booting priority.
If the message does not appear, configure the CD drive as the first booting
device referring to the Changing Booting Priority in the User Guide.
3. Do not press any key at this time. After a while the partition configuration screen
appears. To not change the partition, press <Enter>.
4. Select the desired file system ( format ).
To maintain the current file system, press <Enter>.
5. Select the folder to install the Windows operating system. To delete the previous
version of Windows and install in the current folder, press <L> on the keyboard.
6. After the installation process copies the necessary folders for the Windows installation, restart the system, and the message °∞Press any key to boot from CD” is
displayed. You do not need to enter anything. In a moment, the Windows XP
installation screen will appear to proceed with the installation.
7. Follow the instructions of the Windows XP installation wizard to continue with the
installation.
When the installation is complete, the computer will restart.
When the system has restarted, the Press any key to boot from CD message appears.
Ignore the message.
The system boots and the Windows and Windows Registration screen appears.
Register Windows, following the instructions to finish the Windows installation.
Remove the System Recovery CD and install the device drivers and application
programs using Standard Installation from the System Software CD.
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Q&A
This section provides information on possible problems, solutions and
other references for system use.
Windows Related
Q1The system does not shutdown properly.
A When the system does not shutdown normally, press and hold the Power button
until the system manually shuts off. If the Power-Saving Mode is configured into
the Power button, press and hold for more than 4 seconds to shut the system off.
When the system is turned on after such manual shutdown, Scandisk will run to
check errors in the system.
Q2The system freezes during program operation
A1 There is an error with the program currently being used. Press the <Ctrl>, <Alt>,
and <Delete> keys simultaneously and click ‘End Task in the [Windows Task
Manager] window.
A2 There is an error with the Windows OS. Reboot the system by using the Power
button.
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Display Related
Q1 The LCD screen is blank.
A Adjust the LCD screen brightness. Use the <Fn> + <
>, <Fn> + <
> keys.
Q2 The screen saver disturbs screen viewing during Media Player or
video file operation.
A Under the Media Player Options, in Player > Enable Screen Saver During Use,
uncheck the box and restart the player.
Q3 In DOS mode, changing the full screen DOS mode by pressing
ALT+Enter key displays a broken image for a short period.
A The DOS mode which supports 2 Byte characters such as Korean and Japanese
runs in graphic not in text mode. In this case, a broken image may be displayed
while changing the video mode settings.
Q4 In the following cases, the screen blinks or displays noise for a
short time:
(Changing the resolution, changing the display device, removing the AC adapter,
restarting the system)
A This may happen while the video driver is examining the connected device.
Q5 When I connected a projector to the computer and pressed <Fn>+<F4
/ LCD/CRT> keys, display devices are not converted properly.
A1 Press <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys once more.
A2 Convert display devices on [Graphics controller properties] dialog.
(Refer to ‘Using External Display Devices’ (P. 6-8).)
A3 Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1> keys to change the setting to CRT, or press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F3> keys to change to LCD.
Q6 Extended Desktop is not configured on [Display Properties] dialog. (Start
> Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display > Settings tab)
A Change the setting to extended desktop on [Graphics Controller Properties] dialog. (Refer to ‘Using External Display Devices’ (P. 6-8).)
Q7 I pressed <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys, then the screen blinks.
A This problem may occur when you pressed <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys to convert display devices while there is no external display device connected.
Connect an external display device first, then convert display devices.
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Q8 When I played an audio file (Mid/Mp3/Wave) on Windows
Media Player, the screen resolution is changed or the screen is
not displayed.
A This problem may occur when you press <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys or
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1 or F3> keys while using the Windows Media Player in full
screen mode. Do not use these keys while playing the Windows Media Player.
Note
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1> keys change the display setting to CRT, and
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F3> keys to LCD.
Q9 When I changed display properties setting and restarted the
computer, the property is converted to the prior setting.
A Change the setting on [Display Properties] dialog and apply immediately without
restarting the computer.
Q10 When I played a DVD or an MPEG file while the display is set
to Dual Display Clone, the video file is interrupted while playing or displayed only on one display device.
A1 Press <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys to change the display setting to Dual Display,
then play a DVD or an MPEG file.
A2 Set the display to Dual Display Clone as follows, then play a DVD or an MPEG file.
1. Press touchpad right button on the desktop.
2. Click Graphic Options > Graphic Properties > Devices tab.
3. Select Dual Display Clone, then select ‘Same display configuration driven on
bothdisplays’ check box.
4. Click OK.
A3 If above methods do not solve the problem, change the setting to display only on
the LCD.
Q11 <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys does not operate.
A When you are playing video file such as a video CD, an MPEG file, or a DVD,
when no external display is connected, or when you are using the extended
desktop mode or full screen DOS mode, you cannot change display devices.
Q12 When I played a DVD or a video CD in dual display clone or
extended desktop mode, actions such as changing the display
setting or adjusting the volume operates slowly.
A Playing a DVD or a video CD requires additional data processing. In dual display clone or extended desktop mode, data volume involved in this process
exceeds the volume the video chip can handle simultaneously, causing a problem.
Change the display device to display through either one, the LCD or the external
display device.
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Q13 When the computer enters standby mode or hibernate mode,
screen of a connected TV is broken for a short time.
A This problem may occur in some wide screen TVs. After a short time, the TV turns
off properly.
Q14 When I restarted the computer from hibernate mode, the
screen is not displayed properly.
A This problem may occur when the TV is set to primary display device, and the
CRT to secondary. Change the display device differently. (Refer to ‘Using External
Display Devices (P. 6-8)’)
Q15 When I connected and used a projector, the screen is broken for a
short time.
A When you use DOS mode with some projectors, this problem may occur while
changing the video mode. The screen is displayed properly after a short time.
Q16 When I set the extended desktop to display through both LCD
and TV and restarted the computer, the setting is changed to
dual display mode.
A Set to extended desktop again on [Graphics Controller Properties] dialog. (Refer
to ‘Using External Display Devices (P. 6-8)’)
Q17 When I changed the screen resolution in extended screen mode
and restarted the computer, the screen is not displayed properly.
A This problem may occur when the display is set to ‘Restart the computer before
applying the new display settings’. (Start > Control Panel > Appearance and
Themes > Display > Settings tab > Advanced > General tab)
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display > Settings
tab > Advanced > General tab. Select ‘Apply the new display setting without
restarting’ and click OK.
2. Change the screen resolution on [Graphics Controller Properties] dialog, and
apply immediately without restarting the computer. (Refer to ‘Using External
Display Devices (P. 6-8)’)
Q18 When I pressed <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys, the screen resolution is changed.
A This problem may occur when the screen resolution of CRT mode is different
from that of LCD or LCD/CRT mode. Configure the CRT mode screen resolution
same as the LCD mode screen resolution.
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Modem Related
Q1 I cannot hear the modem sound.
A1 Check that the telephone line is properly connected to the modem.
A2 Check that the modem driver is installed properly.
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
System.
2. Select Hardware tab > Device Manager > Modems in the System
Properties window, and check if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the
installed modem icon. If there is, delete the modem device driver and reinstall
the driver, because the yellow exclamation mark represents a not properly
installed driver.
3. If there is no yellow exclamation mark, double-click the installed modem, and
click Diagnostics tab > Query Modem in the Modem Properties
window to diagnose the modem.
No message in either of Command and Response in the Diagnostics tab
means that the modem is not operating properly.
Diagnose the modem again after restarting the system or reinstalling the driver.
(You have to exit all programs using modem in the advance of diagnostics of the
modem).
A3 Although I can make a connection with the modem, I cannot hear the dial tone
and modem connection sound. In this case check the following list:
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment >
Volume Control.
2. Clear the Mute check box in the Telephone Line item.
(Depending on the sound driver, it may be displayed as another name such as
Modem, Phone, Mono. If there is no corresponding item, click Options >
Properties > Volume Control, select ‘Playback’, and select the ‘Telephone Line’ under the ‘Display the following volume controls’. Click
OK.)
Q2 I cannot make a call using an extension line.
A In general, the dial tone of a PABX or a digital phone switching system is not a
continuous one, unlike that of trunk line.
Therefore, the modem may not make a call because the modem mistakes the dial
tone from a PABX or a digital phone switching system as a busy tone.
In this case, complete the following procedures.
Using an AT command.
As an initialization command, use the command, ATX3.
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Otherwise, enter the ATX3 command manually before making a call.
It can correct this problem by skipping the dial tone check step.
Configuring the Modem through the Control Panel.
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections
2. Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
3. In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
4. In the Modem tab of the Modem Properties window, clear the ‘Wait
for dial tone before dialing’ check box.
5. When the configuration is completed, click OK.
Q3 How do I use my modem when dialing from overseas?
A1 Check that the modem is correctly configured according to the current country.
Because the values for communication may differ according to the country, you
may not be able to connect via the modem due to an incorrect modem configuration.
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
2. Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
3. In the Dialing Rules tab, click Edit.
4. In the General tab in the Edit Location window, select the current country
from the Country/region radio box, specify the Area code, and click
OK.
A2 Because the shape of the telephone plug may differ according to the country, you
have to purchase and use the appropriate telephone plug for that particular
country.
Q4 How do I receive a fax while the system is in power saving
mode (Rest mode) (For Windows XP and 2000)?
A To receive a fax when the system is in power saving mode, and the operating
system is Windows XP or 2000, configure the system as follows:
1. The automatic fax reception function of the fax program needs to be activated.
(For more information, refer to the corresponding fax program manual.)
2. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
3. Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
4. In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
5. In the Power Management tab of the Modem Properties window,
select the “This device activates the computer in power saving
mode” check box, and click OK.
The above setting enables the modem to turn on the system and receive a fax
when in power saving mode.
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Wired LAN Related
Q <Wake On LAN> Function
A <Wake On LAN> is a function that activates the system in rest mode when a signal (such as ping or magic packet commands) arrives from network(wired
LAN).
To use <Wake On LAN> function
1. Click Start > My Computer > My Network Places > View network connections.
2. Click the right button on the touchpad over Local Area Connection, and
select Properties.
3. Click Configure..., and select Power Management tab. Select 'Allow
this device to bring the computer out of standby', then click OK.
Restart the system.
If the system in rest mode is activated when there is no received signal, use the
system after disabling <Wake On LAN> function.
Connecting wired LAN while using wireless LAN may not execute <Wake On
LAN> function. Configure wireless LAN to 'Disable' to use <Wake On LAN>
function.
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Wireless LAN Related
Refer to “Configuring the Network Environment Settings for Wireless
LAN Network (WLAN)” (P.4-9) for the basic uses of a wireless LAN.
Q1 The Wireless LAN device is operating properly, but I cannot connect to the Internet or to another computer.
This is due to an inappropriate configuration. Check the following check lists:
A1 If you are using a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network connection, check that
the name of the configured network (SSID) is correct. The network name (SSID) is
case sensitive.
A2 If you are using a network key (encryption key), you have to use the same network keys for an AP (Access Point) or a computer-to-computer network (Ad Hoc).
The network key of the AP is configured in the AP management program. Ask
your network administrator or AP manager for more detailed information.
A3 Check that the device driver is properly installed. If the driver is not properly
installed, you will find a yellow exclamation mark on the network icon by clicking
Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System
> Hardware tab > Device Manager > Network adapters >
Wireless LAN adapter. If there is a yellow exclamation mark, please reinstall
the device driver with the system software CD.
A4 Referring to A2 of Q3, check that the network bridge configuration is correct.
Q2 The signal strength is excellent, but I cannot connect to the network.
Even if the signal strength is excellent, the network connection may not operate
properly if the TCP/IP properties are not properly configured, or the network key
(encryption key) is incorrect.
A1 Check that the TCP/IP properties are configured properly. When you connect to
an AP, click the Wireless Network Connection icon ( ) on the taskbar
and select the Support tab. If the IP is not allocated properly, the IP address will
be displayed as follows. (e.g. 169.254.xxx.xxx)
If the network does not provide DHCP, you have to specify the correct IP address
by asking your network administrator.
Even if the network provides DHCP, the server may not allocate an IP address to
the client properly, and the client station cannot connect to the network.
A2 Referring to A2 of Q1, check that the network key is correct.
A3 Referring to Q4, check that AP is operating properly.
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Q3 I cannot share an Internet connection.
A1 It may require some time to synchronize the computers to share an Internet connection after the Internet connection sharing configuration is completed. If you
cannot share Internet connection even after a longer period, restart the computer.
A2 Check if the connection between the network adapters is configured to bridge.
If there is a configured bridge connection between the network adapters through
the network configuration wizard, remove the network bridge, and reconfigure
the Internet connection sharing.
A bridge connection is created when you ran Network Setup Wizard from the
[Network Connections] window, and selected both the internal connection
adapter and another adapter in the wizard.
Q4 I cannot connect to the AP.
Check the Computer Settings
A1 Verify whether the wireless LAN function of the computer is on by doing the following. If the wireless LAN function is off, turn it on.
For Windows XP, verify that the wireless network connection has been set to
“Enable” in Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
When a wireless LAN button is present, verify that the wireless LAN button has
been switched on. (Refer to “Hot Keys” (P. 1-17).)
A2 Verify whether the same network key (encryption key) has been entered in both
the AP and the computer.
The network key is an encryption key for encrypting data transmitted between the
AP and the computer. It is recommended setting the network key manually.
Check the AP Settings
For the AP settings, refer to the User’s Guide provided by the AP manufacturer.
A3 Verify whether the environment is suitable for using a wireless LAN.
The use of a wireless LAN may be restricted according to the environment and
distance. Obstacles such as walls or doors affect the use of a wireless LAN.
Please install the AP in a high and open location, which is far from the interference of other electric waves.
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A4 Verify whether the AP is operating properly.
When the AP is not operating normally, turn off the AP and after a short while
turn it on again.
Verify whether the AP’s firmware is the most recent version. (Contact the AP
manufacturer or the place where you purchased the AP for details of the AP
firmware.)
A5 Verify whether the AP has been properly connected to the network.
Verify whether the network is operating normally by connecting the wired network cable, which has been connected to the AP, to your computer.
A6 Check the network key settings (encryption key).
When automatic code conversion (a passphrase function) has been selected and
data communication is not functioning even with a normal wireless connection, it
is recommended entering the network key (encryption key) manually.
A7 Check the AP settings as follows. (The following is recommended for a standard
environment and thus may differ according to the specific wireless network environment.)
When several APs are present simultaneously, check the channel setting for
each AP. When different APs are using nearby channels, interference may
occur between electronic waves. Set the APs’ channels further apart from each
other. (Ex: Ch1, Ch5, Ch9, Ch13)
When an AP’s SSID (Service Set ID) option is set to “Hide”, you cannot search
for that AP on the computer. We recommend canceling the “Hide” option for
an AP. The SSID is a name for distinguishing one wireless LAN from another
wireless LAN.
It is recommended using Long Preamble. Preamble is a signal for data transmission synchronization. Short Preamble may be supported by some types of
APs but may cause compatibility problems.
It is recommended using a static IP.
Since static channel selection is more reliable than auto channel selection, it is
recommended setting a static channel.
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Q5 In the Windows XP ‘Available wireless networks’ window, the
Wireless Network Connection is displayed as ‘Not Available’.
A1 When there is a Wireless LAN button, ensure that the Wireless LAN button is
turned on. (Refer to ”Hot Keys” (P. 1-17))
A2 Check if there is additional program for a wireless LAN connection installed.
Windows XP supports wireless LAN connections through the Wireless Zero
Configuration (WZC) service. Therefore, an additional program for wireless LAN
connection is not required, unless the network requires a specific program.
However, installation of some wireless LAN related programs may sometimes disable the [View Available Wireless Networks] window supported by WZC service.
Exit the wireless LAN related program then check whether the window is
enabled.
A3 Initialize the device driver.
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
System > Hardware tab > Device Manager > Network adapters,
and select the wireless LAN adapter. Right-click the network adaptor and select
'Disable' from the popup menu. Then right-click over the network adaptor and
select 'Enable' after a short wait to check that the device is operating properly.
A4 Right-click the My computer icon, and select Manage. When the Computer
Management window appears, double-click Services and Applications on
the left, and then click Services from the sub menu tree. Select the Standard tab
in the right pane, double-click Wireless Zero Configuration and check that
Startup Type is configured to Automatic, and the Service status is Started.
A5 In the case of Windows XP, click Advanced in the [Wireless Network Connection]
dialog box (see p.4-10 'Connecting to an AP') and make sure that 'Use
Windows to configure my wireless network settings' is selected.
This may happen when a third-party wireless network setup program (e.g.
PROSet) other than Windows XP default program is installed. For setting up a
wireless network using the Windows XP program, this option should be selected.
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Q6 When connecting to a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network, I
cannot connect to another computer connected to the same computer-to-computer network.
A1 Make sure that the security settings and network name of the computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network is correct.
A2 Check the TCP/IP properties of the computers to be connected through the computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network. All of the computers to be connected
through a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network should be configured so that
their IP addresses are within the same subnet range.
If the IP address is configured to DHCP (Obtain an IP address automatically)
in TCP/IP properties, IP address is configured within the same subnet range
automatically.
If the IP address is configured to static IP in TCP/IP properties, select Use the
following IP address in the TCP/IP properties of the wireless adapter,
configure IP address:10.0.0.1~10.0.0.254, and Subnet mask:
255.255.255.0, and then try again.
Q7 When using a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network, sometimes I cannot search the access point.
A It may happen occasionally when you are using a computer-to-computer (Ad
Hoc) network connection. Even if you cannot find some access points, the computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network is operating properly. Click Refresh to view
the latest search result.
Q8 Running Help file while running Profile Wizard in the wireless
LAN program (PROSet) makes the PROSet window white.
A It will be displayed properly when you finish the profile wizard. It dose not affect
the program operation.
Q9 The network does not operate properly when both the wireless
and the wired network connections are simultaneously configured with the same IP address.
A You cannot use the wireless and the wired network connections using the same IP
address simultaneously. To use either the wireless or the wired network in turn
with the same IP address, you have to Disable whichever network device will not
be using in the network connection of the Control Panel.
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Q10 The wireless LAN does not operate properly when there are
other products operating in the 2.4GHz band.
A1 Since IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g equipment uses a common frequency or
the ISM band, channel interference may occur when a wireless video transceiver
or a microwave oven is being used. If you experience channel interference from
other equipment, it is recommended changing the channel to connect to the AP.
A2 IEEE802.11g equipment operates in hybrid mode when there is active
IEEE802.11b equipment. This may result in data rate degradation.
Q11 An established wireless LAN connection is disconnected after
2~3 minutes, and the connection is not recovered.
A1 This may be caused by channel interference. Change the channel of the AP, and
reconnect.
A2 This may be caused by selecting the ‘Use IEEE 802.1x network authentication’
option when IEEE 802.1x authentication is not available.
Check the properties of the AP in the wireless network settings. If the ‘Use IEEE
802.1x authentication in this network’ option is selected, deselect the option on
the Authentication tab.
For more detailed information about authentication server, ask your network
administrator.
A3 If the AP is configured to ‘Use network authentication (Shared Key)’
If the AP is configured to authentication shared mode, all computers to be connected should be configured as follows:
If you are using Windows XP, select network authentication(shared mode) in the
wireless network settings.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections >
Network Connections. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon,
and click View Available Wireless Networks > Advanced. In the
Wireless Networks tab, select an AP in the Available Networks field and click
Configure and select Network Authentication (Shared Mode).
If you are using Windows 2000, check that the network authentication mode is
configured to Share in the security settings of the wireless LAN program
(PROSet).
For more network authentication procedures, ask your AP (Access Point) administrator.
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A4 For a model with an installed 11b card, check the wireless LAN driver version
installed on your computer. (Click Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware tab
> Device Manager. Under Network adapters, right-click PRO/Wireless LAN
2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter item and click Properties > Driver tab then check the
driver version.)
When a driver of version 1.1.5.0 or lower is installed, remove the security patch
(Q815485) if it is installed.
The WPA Q815485 patch provided by Microsoft can be used only when there is
802.11x, RADIUS, or an authentication server as well as an AP and a driver that
supports the function.
This version of the driver does not support the WPA function. Click Start >
Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add or Remove Programs and
remove the Q815485 patch if it is installed.
Q12 After PROSet is installed, The “AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x)
v2.2.1.0” appears in the [Local Area Connection Properties]
window.
A The AEGIS Protocol is a security authentication protocol that is automatically
installed when PROSet is installed and does not affect the operation of other programs.
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Game/Program Related
Q1 3D game is not executed, or some functions are not working.
A Change the graphic setting of the game to ‘2D’ or ‘Software Renderer’, then execute the program again.
Q2 I launched a game right after installing it, and the game is not
executed.
A This problem may occur when the game is not compatible with Windows XP.
Launch the game again, and it will be executed properly.
Q3 When I play a game, the screen is displayed in reduced size.
A This problem may occur when the Full Screen option in the driver setting is not
selected. Change the display setting to extended desktop mode before execut
ing a game.
1. Press touchpad right button on the desktop.
2. Click Graphic Options > Panel Fit > Enable.
Q4 While playing a 3D game, I tried to change display devices
using <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys, then the system does not
operate.
A When you use <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys while playing a 3D game, a system
error may occur.
Do not use <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys while playing a 3D game.
Q5 <Fn>+<F4/ LCD/CRT> Key combination does not work.
A While displaying video of VCD or MPEG, or the display setting is Dual View,
you cannot toggle display devices. Also the installation of NetWare Client 32
program disables the function of <Fn+F4/ LCD/CRT>.
Q6 When you switched display devices using <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT>
keys while playing a game, the screen is not displayed properly.
A This problem may occur in some games. Use <Fn>+<F4 / LCD/CRT> keys before
starting a game, and not during playing the game.
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Q7 Running speed of a game is too slow or fast.
A Change the setting of Power Schemes to 'Always On'.
(Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
Power Options > Power Schemes tab, then configure the Power
schemes field to 'Always On'.)
Q8 Pressing <Fn>+<F2/
> keys while running a game may cause
abnormal operation of the system.
A Do not press <Fn>+<F2/
cause a system error.
> keys while a game is running, because it may
Q9 When I played Mech Warrior 4 game, the screen is not displayed properly.
A In some games such as Mech Warrior 4 or NHL 2003, mouse afterimage may
be displayed on the screen, but the game still runs normally.
Q10 The screen is not displayed properly after exiting a game.
A This problem may occur in some games.
Press <Fn>+<F4/ LCD/CRT> keys to change display devices, then the screen is
displayed properly. When you press those keys while no external display device
is connected, the screen will blink for a short time and then display properly.
Q11 When I played <Combat Flight Simulator 3> game, the
screen is not dis played properly.
A This problem may occur in some games including <Combat Flight Simulator 3>
and <The Lord of the Rings>. Configure the game resolution and graphic
setting to low and restart the game.
Q12 <Enter the Matrix> game is not played.
A This problem may occur because some games including <Enter the Matrix>
game do not support Intel video chip. For more information, visit the web site
of game company.
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Security Center
Q1 To change the popup window display settings when connected
to the Internet.
In the Windows XP SP2 environment, you can decide whether to display a popup
window when connected to the Internet, for user convenience and security.
A1 To display most of the popup windows when connected to the Internet:
1. Click on Internet Options in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
2. In the Privacy tab of Internet Properties, clear Block pop-ups.
A2 To display popup windows only from the current site when connected to the
Internet:
Place the cursor on the notification area at the bottom of the Internet address bar
and right-click to display a menu, from which you can select Temporarily Allow
Pop-ups or Always Allow Pop-ups from This Site.
A3 To display popup windows from a particular site:
1. Click on Internet Options in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
2. In the Privacy tab of Internet Properties, click on Settings from Block pop-ups.
3. Enter a URL to want to allow pop-ups into Address of Web site to allow and
click on Add.
4. You will find that the entered address is added to the allowed sites list. The
next time you connect to the Web site, you will see pop-ups appearing. When
you need to re-block a permitted site, select the Web site address that you want
to block from the Allowed Sites and click on Remove.
Q2 When you connect to a Web site, you see the message, “To help
protect your security, Internet Explorer stopped this site from
installing an ActiveX control on your computer”or “This site
might require the following ActiveX control” below the address
bar.
A Windows XP SP2 blocks unsigned ActiveX controls from being installed when
connected to certain Web sites for security reasons. On some Web sites that have
no ActiveX controls installed, applications are not started or do not display
properly. In this case, to install ActiveX controls, right-click the notification area to
display a menu from which you can select Install ActiveX control.
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Q3 When you see a Windows Security Alert icon appear on the
right part of the task bar.
With the Security Center feature added, Windows XP SP2 checks the Firewall, the
automatic updates configuration and installation of virus-checking programs to
display a Windows Security Alert icon on the right part of the task bar when it
judges that the computer is vulnerable to attacks from the Internet. In this case,
check the following to install the necessary components.
A1 Set up the Windows Firewall. When you set up the Windows Firewall, you will
be protected from unauthorized access through the Internet or the network.
1. Click on Windows Firewall in Start > Control Panel > Security Center >
Manage security settings for.
2. From the General tab of Windows Firewall, select ON (recommended).
3. If you want to allow a certain program or service to gain access to your computer using the Firewall, select and check the program or service that you
want to allow access from, in the Exceptions tab of the Windows Firewall. If
you want to add a program to Programs and Services, click on Add Program
and select it.
A2 Set up Windows Automatic Updates.
This automatically downloads and installs critical updates via the Internet to keep
your computer up to date.
1. Click on Automatic Updates in Start > Control Panel > Security Center >
Manage security settings for.
2. From general tab of Automatic Updates window, select Automatic
(recommended).
A3 Keep your computer current with the latest virus updates. (ex: Norton Antivirus)
Even when you have installed Norton AntiVirus on your computer, Windows
cannot recognize the program until you configure the settings, displaying a
Security Alert icon. When you first use or install Norton AntiVirus for the first
time, follow the Registration Wizard steps to configure the registration settings. To
protect your computer from virus attacks with the latest updates, click on Options
to display the Norton AntiVirus Options window. From the left menu of the
window, check Run Automatic Protection to select Automatic Protection and check
Run LiveUpdate to select LiveUpdate.
A4 Two virus scanning programs on one computer may cause system conflicts.
Remove one of the programs from the system.
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A5 If Windows does not recognize the existence of an anti-virus program even
when it has been installed, your computer could be vulnerable to attacks from
the Internet. You should install an anti-virus program that your computer is able
to identify.
Check the following programs which Windows can detect and select one from
the list.
A list of anti-virus programs that Windows can detect:
Symantec Norton Anti-Virus
NetworkAssociates (McAfee)
TrendMicro
ComputerAssociates
Panda
Kaspersky
Ahnlabs (AhnLab)
Note
The list is subject to change. Visit the Web site (www.microsoft.com)
regularly to check the latest list.
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Appendix
Appendix
System specifications,
software types and
safety instructions are
provided here.
System Specifications
The following is the basic hardware specification for the purchased product.
Variations may exist depending on the model type.
Item
Specifications
CPU
Cache Memory
Main Memory
Main Chipset
Intel Pentium M 1.3~1.7GHz / Dothan / Celeron 1.2~1.4GHz
1MB(Pentium M) / 2MB(Dothan) / 512KB(Celeron)
128/256/512/1024 MB DDR SDRAM, 2 DDR socket
Montara-GM Plus / ICH4M
Hard disk drive (HDD)
CD Drive
2.5”, UltraDMA 100, S.M.A.R.T 9.5mmH
CD-ROM Drive, CD-RW Drive, DVD-ROM Drive,
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive, DVD-Multi Drive
Intel 82855 GME, memory: 8~64MB
XGA (1024 x 768 pixels), SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 pixels),
Sigmatel STAC 9752 (AC97 CODEC)
Modem: SENS LT56ADW
Wired LAN: 10/100 Base T Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11b, 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g
Type I and II Compatible
Supports up to 128MB
IEEE1394 (4 pin), USB 2.0 (x2), Microphone, Headphone,
S/PDIF, Modem (RJ-11), Wired LAN (RJ-45), Monitor,
TV Out (S-Video)
Li-Ion smart battery, USB port replicator, car adapter, external
Graphics
Sound
Network Interface
PCMCIA Slot
Memory Stick Slot
Ports
Options
Remarks
Optional
Max 2GB
Optional
Optional
Optional
battery charger, ear-set
Dimensions (mm)
LCD Panel Size
Weight (Kg)
Battery
Operation
Environment
Operation Voltage
Frequency
Input/Output Power
Output Voltage
X15: 327.8 x 277.7 x 26.7
X05: 315 x 259 x 24.4
X15: 15.1” XGA or SXGA+ TFT LCD
X05: 14.1” XGA TFT LCD
X15: 2.34 (Including standard battery)
X05: 2.0 (Including standard battery)
Li-Ion Smart Battery
Temperature (storage) : -5 ~ 40°C (operation) : 10 ~ 32° C
Humidity (storage)
: 5% ~ 90% (operation) : 20% ~ 80%
100 ~ 240 VAC
50 ~ 60 Hz
60W
19.0 VDC
Width x Depth
x Height
Optional
* Please refer to the product catalog or consult your product provider for availability when purchasing optional
accessories for this system.
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Wireless LAN Specifications
(Optional)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI
Adapter
Item
Physical
Specifications
Power
Specification
Specifications
Dimensions
59.75 X 44.45 mm (Width X Height)
operation temperature
Same as system operation specifications
and humidity
Temperature: 0 ~ 70°C, Humidity: less than 85%
Power Saving Mode
135mW
Receiving Mode
1.0W
Transmission Mode
1.6W
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11b
Operating System
Network
Specifications
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000
- NDIS5 Miniport Driver
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement (ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP)
64bit /128bit
■ RF Specifications
R-F Frequency Band
2.4GHz (ISM band)
Support Channels
1~13 channel
Device Description
Transceiver
Power
5 mW
Transmission Method
DSSS
Data Rate (Mbps)*
11, 5.5, 2, and 1
Antenna Type
Internal Antenna 2 EA (Main/Aux)
* The data rate may differ from the actual data rate.
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Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection
Item
Specifications
Physical
Dimensions
59.75 X 44.45 mm (Width X Height)
Specifications
operation temperature
and humidity
Same as system operation specifications
Temperature: 0 ~ 70°C, Humidity: less than 85%
Power
Power Saving Mode
Receiving Mode
135mW
0.85W
Specification
Transmission Mode
1.45W
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000
- NDIS5 Miniport Driver
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement (ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit/128bit
WPA*, CCX*
Network
Specifications
* This piece of equipment supports the Wi-Fi wireless LAN security standard, WPA (Wi-Fi
Protected Access) and CCX (Cisco Compatible eXtensions). To connect to a wireless network
consisting of the WPA and CCX certificates, Windows patch (KB826942) or PROSet may be
required depending on the network settings. For information on the PROSet installation, refer
to P.4-15 ‘Wireless Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program’. For more information, ask your network administrator.
■ RF Specifications
R-F Frequency Band
2.4GHz (ISM band)
Support Channels
1~13 channel
Device Description
Transceiver
Power
5 mW
Transmission Method
11b mode: DSSS
11g mode: OFDM
Data Rate (Mbps)*
11b mode: 11, 5.5, 2, and 1
11g mode** : 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6
Antenna Type
Internal Antenna 2 EA (main/aux)
* The data rate may differ from the actual data rate.
** 11g mode is supported only when the device is connected with an IEEE802.11g device (e.g.
IEEE802.11g compatible Access Point).
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Copyright
Samsung Co., Ltd. owns the copyright to this manual. No part of this manual may be
reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically,
or through audio, without the consent of Samsung Co., Ltd.
The information in this document is subject to change without prior notice.
The manufacturer of this product does not guarantee against data loss. Please ensure
that important data is backed up and stored separately to prevent from data loss.
■ Registered Trademarks
Samsung is registered trademarks of Samsung Co., Ltd.
Intel, Pentium/Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Memory Stick and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
All other product or company names mentioned herein are registered trademarks of
their respective companies.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method
claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Safety Instructions
Instructions for Setup
● Set up the system on a stable work surface.
If the system is dropped it may be damaged or it may inflict injuries on the user.
● Do not use loose power outlets or damaged power
cables.
There is a danger of electric shocks or fires.
● Set up the system in a clean, dry and airy place.
If the system overheats, it may be damaged or it may cause fires.
● Use standard power voltage.
High-voltage may result in product damage or cause fires.
● Use grounded power outlets designed for computers.
A grounded power outlet prevents electric shock from electricity leakage.
● Set up the system away from magnetic objects.
Contents of the hard disk drive may be deleted or the color of the monitor may
be permanently distorted.
● Dispose of moisture-reducing agents and plastic packaging
properly.
Consumption of moisture-reducing agents and placing plastic packaging over the
head is fatal, especially for children.
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Instructions for careful handling
● Handle with care so as not to damage the data in the
hard disk.
- Since the hard disk is fragile and sensitive to external conditions, it
may be damaged from temperature changes or impact during
operation. Take extra care to prevent such damages.
- Loss of data due to external conditions or carelessness during use is the user’s
sole responsibility and the manufacturer shall not be held liable for any compensation.
In order to minimize damages from data loss, please backup data at all times.
Cases when the hard disk and data may be damaged:
- External impacts while separating from or installing into the computer may
cause disk or data damage.
- Power failure during hard disk operation resulting in resetting the computer
may cause disk or data damage.
- Execution of delete (DEL) or format (FORMAT) commands by mistake may
cause loss of data.
- Virus infection may cause unrecoverable loss of data.
- An abrupt power cut during program operation may cause disk or
data damage.
- Moving the computer, or impacts to the computer during hard disk
operation may cause data loss or bad sectors on the hard disk.
● Be sure to make backup copies of important data.
The Manufacturer is not liable for lost data.
● Turn on peripheral devices before, turning on the computer
Otherwise damages may occur.
● Turn off the computer before turning off other peripheral devices.
Otherwise damages may occur.
● Do not touch the modem, telephone lines and exposed
electrical terminals during a thunder storm
There is a danger of electric shocks or fires.
● Before disassembling the system, turn the power off and
disconnect the power cable.
There is a danger of electric shocks.
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● Use only authorized parts and do not
disassemble, repair or modify the computer
unless at an authorized dealer.
Use authorized service centers as the system may be
damaged.
● Do not touch the power strip with wet hands.
There is a danger of electric shock.
● Place the computer away from heat devices (such as heaters).
It may damage the system or cause fires.
● Clean with cleaners specifically for computers
Do not use benzene, paint thinner, or alcohol to clean the computer. It may damage the product.
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