Samsung | NP-X11C | Samsung NP-X11C User Manual

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contained in herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the
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Macrovision Statement
If your computer has a DVD drive and an analog TV Out port, the following
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This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method
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technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home
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Important Safety Information
Safety Instructions
Your system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of
information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is
important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation
are followed.
Always follow these instructions to help guard against personal injury and
damage to your system.
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Setting Up your System
• Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the
documentation before you operate your system. Retain all safety and operating
instructions for future use.
• Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
• Set up the system on a stable work surface.
• The product should be operated only with the type of power source indicated on
the rating label.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet you are using to power your equipment is easily
accessible in case of fire or short circuit.
• If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in
the proper position for your area.
• Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or
cover these openings. Make sure you provide adequate space, at least 6 inches
(15 cm), around the system for ventilation when you set up your work area.
Never insert objects of any kind into the computer ventilation openings.
• Ensure that the fan vents on the bottom of the casing are clear at all times. Do
not place the computer on a soft surface, doing so will block the bottom vents.
• If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere
rating on the products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating.
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Care During Use
• Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
• Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to avoid spills is to not eat or
drink near your system.
• Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is
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a danger of explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the
battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the CMOS
battery requires replacement insure that a qualified technician performs the task
When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows
through the computer. To avoid electrical shock, always unplug all power
cables, remove the battery and modem cables from the wall outlets before
cleaning the system.
Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
personnel if:
– The power cord or plug is damaged.
– Liquid has been spilled into the system.
– The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are
followed.
– The system was dropped or the casing is damaged.
– The system performance changes.
The Instruction On Safety Operation of NotePC
1. At installation and operation of devices it is necessary to carry out requirements of
the user's guide.
2. Devices can be used only with the equipment specified in the technical
specifications of the devices.
3. At operation of devices it is necessary to carry out the basic requirements
4. At occurrence of malfunctions in the device (a smell of burnt isolation, a smoke,
etc.), it is necessary to disconnect the equipment from the power supply and to not
to inserted back before reparation.
5. Service and reparation of devices should be carried out by experts of the
manufacturer.
Technical director of the service center
Replacement Parts and Accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by manufacturer.
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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.
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.
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Power cord sets for use in other countries must meet the requirements of the country
where you use the computer. For more information on power cord set requirements,
contact your authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
General Requirements
The requirements listed below are applicable to all countries:
• The length of the power cord set must be at least 6.00 feet (1.8m) and a
maximum of 9.75 feet (3.0m).
• All power cord sets must be approved by an acceptable accredited agency
responsible for evaluation in the country where the power cord set will be used.
• The power cord set must have a minimum current capacity of 7 A and a
nominal voltage rating of 125 or 250 volts AC, as required by each country’s
power system.
• The appliance coupler must meet the mechanical configuration of an EN 60
320/IEC 320 Standard Sheet C7 connector, for mating with appliance inlet on
the computer.
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
Wireless Guidance
Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication
devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook
system. The following section is a general overview of considerations while operating
a wireless device.
Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific countries are listed in the
specific country sections (or country group sections). The wireless devices in your
system are only qualified for use in the countries identified by the Radio Approval
Marks on the system rating label. If the country you will be using the wireless device
in, is not listed, please contact your local Radio Approval agency for requirements.
Wireless devices are closely regulated and use may not be allowed.
The power output of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in your
notebook is well below the RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because the
wireless devices (which may be embedded into your notebook) emit less energy than
is allowed in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, manufacturer
believes these devices are safe for use. Regardless of the power levels, care should be
taken to minimize human contact during normal operation.
As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device
and the body, for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include
extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the
body when wireless devices are on and transmitting.
This transmitter must not be collocated or operate in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices. Examples of common
restrictions are listed below:
Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on
commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be
turned off while traveling in an airplane. 802.11B (also known as wireless
Ethernet or Wifi) and Bluetooth communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication.
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In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is
harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be
restricted or eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable gas
laden atmospheres are limited examples where use of wireless devices may
be restricted or eliminated. When in environments where you are uncertain of
the sanction to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for
authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.
Every country has different restrictions on the use of wireless devices. Since
your system is equipped with a wireless device, when traveling between
countries with your system, check with the local Radio Approval authorities
prior to any move or trip for any restrictions on the use of a wireless device in
the destination country.
If your system came equipped with an internal embedded wireless device, do
not operate the wireless device unless all covers and shields are in place and
the system is fully assembled.
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way.
Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Please
contact manufacturer for service.
Only use drivers approved for the country in which the device will be used. See
the manufacturer System Restoration Kit, or contact manufacturer Technical
Support for additional information.
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United States of America
USA and Canada Safety Requirements and Notices
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or
touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected; if
not, the radio may be damaged.
Use in specific environments:
The use of wireless devices in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints posed
by the safety directors of such environments.
The use of wireless devices on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
The use of wireless devices in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each
hospital.
Antenna use:
In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should
be located at a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all
persons.
High-gain, wall-mount, or mast-mount antennas are designed to be professionally
installed and should be located at a minimum distance of 30 cm (12 inches) or more
from the body of all persons. Please contact your professional installer, VAR, or
antenna manufacturer for proper installation requirements.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Do not operate a portable transmitter (such as a wireless network device) near
unshielded
blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the device has been
modified to be qualified for such use.
Antenna Warning
To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is
recommended for Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connections installed in a
desktop or portable computer, that the antenna for this device be installed
so as to provide a separation distance of al least 20 cm (8 inches) from
all persons and that the antenna must not be co-located or operating
in conjunction with any other antenna or radio transmitter. It is
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recommended that the user limit exposure time if the antenna is
positioned closer than 20cm (8 inches).
Use On Aircraft Caution
Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radiofrequency wireless devices because their signals could interfere with critical
aircraft instruments.
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: Refer to the
documentation supplied with wireless Ethernet adapters or other devices in the
wireless network.
The Part 15 radio device operates on a non-interference basis with other
devices operating at this frequency. Any changes or modification to said
product not expressly approved by Intel could void the user's authority to
operate this device.
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.
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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.
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.”
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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.
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
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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
European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices
Products intended for sale within the European Union are marked with the Conformité
Européene (CE) Marking, which indicates compliance with the applicable Directives
and European standards and amendments identified below. This equipment also carries
the Class 2 identifier.
The following information is only applicable to systems labeled with the CE mark
.
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.
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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.
See 802.11b and 802.11g restrictions for specific countries or regions within
countries under the heading “European Economic Area Restrictions” below.
Translated Statements of Compliance
This product follows the provisions of the European Directive 1999/5/EC.
European Economic Area Restrictions
Local Restriction of 802.11b/802.11g Radio Usage
[Note to integrator: The following statements on local restrictions must be published in
all end-user documentation provided with the system or product incorporating the Intel
PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection product.]
Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11b/802.11g wireless LAN
devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11b/802.11g products
are designed for use only in specific countries or regions, and are not allowed
to be operated in countries or regions other than those of designated use.
As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products
are used only in the countries or regions for which they were intended and for
verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of frequency and
channel for the country or region of use. Any deviation from permissible
settings and restrictions in the country or region of use could be an
infringement of local law and may be punished as such.
The European variant is intended for use throughout the European Economic Area.
However, authorization for use is further restricted in particular countries or regions
within countries, as follows:
General
European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power of 100 mW effective
isotropic radiated power (EIRP) and the frequency range 2400 – 2483.5 MHz.
Belgium
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The product may be used outdoors, but for outdoor transmissions over a distance of
300m or more, a license from the BIPT is required.
This restriction should be indicated in the manual as follows:
Dans le cas d'une utilisation privée, à l'extérieur d'un bâtiment, au-dessus d'un espace
public, aucun enregistrement n'est nécessaire pour une distance de moins de 300m.
Pour une distance supérieure à 300m un enregistrement auprès de l'IBPT est requise.
Pour une utilisation publique à l'extérieur de bâtiments, une licence de l'IBPT est
requise. Pour les enregistrements et licences, veuillez contacter l'IBPT.
France
For Metropolitan departments:
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz for indoor use.
2.400 -2.454 GHz (channels 1 to 7) for outdoor use.
For Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Pierre et Miquelon, Mayotte:
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz for indoor and outdoor use.
For Reunion, Guyane:
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz for indoor use.
2.420 - 2.4835 GHz for outdoor use (channels 5 to 13)
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
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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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WEEE SYMBOL INFORMATION
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be
disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent possible
harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the
sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product,
or their local government office, for details of where and how they can take this item
for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the
purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for
disposal.
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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.
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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
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HDD is drives C: and D: and the CD-ROM drive is then drive E.
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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.
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Introducing Your Computer
Front View
LCD Panel
AVS Button (p50)
Power Button
Speaker(L)
Speaker(R)
Status Indicators (p15)
Keyboard (p8)
Touchpad /
Touchpad Button (p12)
Status Indicators (p15)
LCD Button
Multi Card Slot (Optional, p28)
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Right View
CD Drive (Optional, p23)
USB Port(2.0)
Left View
DC Jack
Monitor Port
LAN Port (p59)
Modem Port (Optional, p58)
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PC Card Slot (p31)
Fan Vent
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
Back View
Battery
Security Lock Port (p111)
Bottom View
Battery Latches
Memory
Compartment
(p109)
HDD Compartment
Cover
Removing or disassembling the hard disk drive will void your warranty.
To replace the hard disk drive, please contact your nearest Samsung Service
Centre.
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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. Lift up the LCD while pressing the LCD button.
3. Press the power button.
If the LCD brightness is too dim, press the <Fn>+
screen brightness.
To turn off the computer
1. Click the start button (
2. Click Turn Off Computer.
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) on the taskbar.
keys and adjust the
3. Click Turn Off.
If the computer has not turned off properly due to a system error, press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete>. When [Windows Task Manager] dialog box appears,
click Shut Down > Turn Off to turn off the computer. Your unsaved work may
be lost/damaged.
If <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> keys do not operate either, press the power button
for more than 4 seconds to turn off the computer. Your unsaved work may be
lost/damaged. The next time you turn on your computer, a hard disk check will
be performed, before Windows starts.
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Using the Keyboard
Your computer has an 88-key keyboard. By pressing designated key combinations, you
can have access to all the key functions of a full-sized keyboard.
The keyboard is supplied according to the corresponding country. Refer to the
keyboard figure for the corresponding country.
<United Kingdom>
Function & Special Purpose Keys
Function
Key
Function
Key
Windows
Key
Embedded Numeric Keypad
Application Key
Internet Explorer Launch Key
Screen Brightness and
Volume Adjustment /
Direction 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.
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<United States>
Function & Special Purpose Keys
Function
Key
Function
Key
Windows
Key
Embedded Numeric Keypad
Application Key
Internet Explorer Launch Key
Screen Brightness and
Volume Adjustment /
Direction Keys
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.
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Using the Numeric Keypad
Your keyboard includes a numeric keypad, which is a group of keys that you can set to
type numbers and mathematical symbols, such as the plus sign. A number or symbol
on the corner of each keypad key shows its numeric function.
Num Lock LED
Press <Fn+Num Lock> to turn on the embedded numeric keypad. The numeric functions of the keypad are enabled and the Num Lock LED turns on. ( "Reading the Status
Indicators" on page 15 for the location of the Num Lock LED.)
While the numeric functions are enabled, you can temporarily return a key to its normal
function by pressing the key and the <Fn> key. For example to type the letter m, press
<Fn+M>, this operation displays the letter m.
To turn the numeric keypad off, press <Fn+Num Lock> again. The Num Lock LED
turns off.
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Using Special Function Keys
The function key activates special functions when it is pressed in combination with another keys.
<Fn> Key
Combinations
Key Name
Key Function
Places the computer into standby mode. To resume from standby
mode, press the power button. (p100).
<Esc/
>
Standby
<F2/
>
Gauge
Shows the remaining battery charge.
Appears only when the Samsung Display Manager program is
installed.
<F4/
>
CRT/LCD
Switches the output to the LCD or an external monitor when an
external monitor is connected to the computer.
<F5/
>
Backlight
Turns the LCD on and off.
<F6/
>
Mute
<F7/
>
Samsung Magic
Doctor
Turns the audio output on and off.
Launches Samsung Magic Doctor used for system diagnostics and
recovery. (p136)
You can switch system operating modes by pressing the Hotkey so
that you can use the maximum performance, save power consumption,
or minimize noise.
<F8/
Easy SpeedUp
Manager
>
■ Silent: Low-Noise, Low Power-Consumption Mode
■ Normal: Normal Mode
■ Speed: Maximum Performance Mode
This mode forces the system to allocate system resources at maximum
and at priority to currently activated programs to provide the highest
performance for users.
Turns the wireless LAN on or off.
<F9/
<F10/
>
Wireless LAN
>
Touchpad
<F11/
>
Number Lock
<F12/
>
Scroll Lock
Note. Wireless LAN is optional, and may not be supported depending
on your model.
Turns the touchpad function on and off.
Enables the numeric keypad. (p10)
Scrolls the screen up and down while the cursor position does not
change in some applications.
<
/
>
Volume Down
Decreases the audio volume.
<
/
>
Volume Up
Increases the audio volume.
<
/
>
Brightness Up
Makes the LCD screen brighter.
<
/
>
Brightness Down
Makes the LCD screen dimmer.
Internet Explorer
Launch Key
Launches Internet Explorer.
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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
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.
Locking the touchpad
You can lock the touchpad and use only the keyboard and mouse. To lock the
touchpad function, press the <Fn>+<F9> key combination.
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You can perform various actions with your touchpad as described below.
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
Drag and drop a part to the
required place.
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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 right edge
or bottom edge of the touchpad
and move vertically or horizontally.
(Applicable to certain programs
only)
Please use the touchpad only with your finger. Using sharp devices may damage the touchpad.
Operating the touchpad or touchpad button while starting your system may increase the time required for starting Windows.
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Reading the Status Indicators
Shows the operating status of the computer.
Num Lock
Turns on when the numeric keypad is activated.
Caps Lock
Turns on when all alphabet characters you type will be in upper case.
Scroll Lock
Turns on when it is set to scroll the screen up and down while the cursor
position does not change in some applications.
Hard Disk Drive /
CD-ROM Drive
Wireless LAN
Blinks when the hard disk drive or CD-ROM drive is in operation.
Turns on when the wireless LAN function is enabled. (This light does not
operate for models without a wireless LAN.)
Battery
Turns Light 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
Turned On - when the computer is turned on.
Blinks - when the computer is in Standby mode.
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Adjusting LCD Brightness
There are 8 levels of LCD brightness (1: Dimmest ~ 8: Brightest).
To adjust using keyboard
Press <Fn>+<
> or <Fn>+<
> keys from the keyboard to adjust LCD brightness.
Whenever you turn the system on or change the power source the brightness level
changes according to the settings.
Adjusting the brightness using the Battery Manager
You can adjust the screen brightness using the Battery Manager. (p107)
Maintaining your LCD brightness settings after turning the system off and on
1. Turn the system on. When the Samsung Logo appears, press the <F2> key
to enter Setup.
2. In the Boot menu, change the Brightness Mode Control option to User
Control.
3. Save the settings and exit Setup.
- When using the Battery Manager, only the screen brightness set in 'Customized Mode' is maintained.
To save the battery charge
When your computer is operating on battery power, adjusting the LCD brightness level to dimmer diminishes the battery power consumption.
Bad pixels in the LCD
The limits of the LCD manufacturing technology allow a maximum of 10 abnormal or bad pixels, which do not affect system performance. This system may
have the same level of abnormal or bad pixels as any other company’s products.
Maintenance Instructions
When cleaning the LCD panel, use only computer specific cleaners on a soft
cloth, and lightly wipe in one direction.
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Adjusting the Volume
To adjust using keyboard
Press <Fn>+<
> or <Fn>+<
> from the keyboard.
To adjust using volume adjustment program
Click the Volume icon(
level.
) on the taskbar, and move the Volume slider to a desired
For advanced volume control options, double-click the Volume icon(
the volume level in the volume control program.
), and adjust
When you turn the system on, a booting noise may occur.
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Using Samsung EDS
Enables listening to surround sound using stereo speakers.
To listen to more stereophonic sound, click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung EDS > Samsung EDS or double-click the EDS icon ( ) on the Taskbar and select a surround mode from the pop-up menu.
To disable EDS, select Enhanced Digital Sound OFF from the pop-up menu.
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Introducing Windows
Understanding the Desktop
The desktop is the working area on the computer. It consists of the large workspace and
a taskbar at the bottom.
Shortcut
Icons
Start Menu
Recycle Bin
Language Bar
Start Button
Taskbar
System Tray with Clock
Start Button
Opens the Start menu.
Taskbar
Displays programs that are currently running. Frequently used
icons can be placed here.
Recycle Bin
Deleted files or folders are sent here.
Language Bar
Switches text input language.
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Understanding the Start Menu
The Start menu includes everything that is required to start Windows. From the Start
menu it is possible to run a program, open a file, assign system users with Control Panel, receive support by clicking Help and Support, and search desired items from the
computer or Internet by clicking Search.
My Computer
Control Panel
Frequently used programs
Help and Support
All Programs
Start Button
My Computer
Control Panel
Help and
Support
Search
Run
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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.
Enables users to configure settings on the computer.
Provides on-line help, information on Windows and troubleshooting.
Enables users to search for information in files or the Internet.
Run 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
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.
Please refer to help and support centre before calling the Samsung helpline.
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 CDs.
DVD-ROM Drive
Reads CDs/DVDs.
RW-Combo Drive
Reads a CD/DVD and writes a CD.
DVD Super Multi Drive
Reads CD/DVDs and writes data to CD/DVDs. Supported DVD types
include DVD ± R, DVD ± RW and DVD-RAM.
A CD-ROM drive is optional. For more detailed product specifications, refer to
the product catalog.
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.
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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.
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.
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To use the Windows Media Player
Window Media Player enables you to play and manage audio and video files.
To launch the Windows Media Player, click Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Entertainment > Windows Media Player.
Running the program the first time displays the set up screen. Define the settings according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
When you complete the settings, the following screen appears.
Features
Playlist
Playback Control Area
To view detailed information on how to use Windows Media Player
Run Windows Media Player and right-click over the Function Taskbar and select Help > Windows Media Player Help.
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 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.
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Above procedure applies only to the video CDs that has a .dat file as the execution file. Playing procedure may be different according to video CDs.
To write data on a CD (Optional)
If your computer has CD-RW functionality, you can copy data to a blank CD or create
an audio CD.
You cannot write to a CD that already has data in it.
1. Insert a blank CD into the CD drive.
2. On the [CD Drive] dialog, select Open Writable CD Folder and click OK. The
CD drive window appears.
3. Click Start > My Computer.
4. In My Computer window, select files and folders to copy, then drag and drop them
onto the CD drive window.
My Computer window
CD drive window
4. Drag and drop folders or
files to copy.
5. Click Write these files to CD.
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5. Click Write these files to CD in the CD drive window.
6. When the CD Writing Wizard appears, enter the CD label, and click Next. The
data begins copying.
7. When copying is completed, a ‘completed’ message appears and the CD drive window opens automatically.
For more information on writing CDs
Click Start > Help and Support. Type “CD copy” in the search field, and click
the Search icon (
).
To Burn an Audio CD
Run Windows Media Player and right-click over the Function Taskbar and select Help > Windows Media Player Help.
Select Using the Player > Using CDs, DVDs and VCDs > Using CDs >
Burning your own CDs > To burn your own CD to see detailed information.
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Using the Multi Card Slot
Using the Multi-Card Slot, you can connect a Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD
Card, MMC, High Speed MMC or xD Card. A memory card is used as a removable
disk and is useful for exchanging data between a computer and a digital device such as
a digital camera.
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
SD Card
MMC
High Speed MMC
xD Card
A multi-card slot is optional and is not provided for some models.
Restrictions when Using Memory Cards
You can use memory cards for storing data only. Copyright protection function
is not supported.
To insert and use a memory card
You should insert the memory card with the writing on the card facing downwards.
Inserting wrong side up may cause damage in the memory card and the computer.
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1. Insert a memory card into the Multi Card Slot.
2. Click Start > My Computer. The inserted memory card is displayed.
Example : Memory Stick
3. You can write data to the memory card. If the memory card is not formatted yet,
format the memory card before use.
•
•
Since the memory card may be easily mislaid when moving your computer, keep the memory card separately.
A Memory Stick Duo may not be recognized properly depending on the
adapter status.
To remove a memory card
1. Press the end of the memory card softly to pop it outward.
2. If the card pops out with a clicking sound, remove the card from the system.
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To format a memory card
You can use a memory card after the format operation. The procedures to format a
memory card are described below.
Since format operation deletes all data in the memory card, please make sure
that there is no important data in the memory card before formatting.
To protect the data in the memory card
Set the write protection tab of the Memory Stick or SD memory card to the
Lock position.
1. Click Start > My computer.
2. Press the right touchpad button on the memory card drive, and select Format from
the pop-up menu.
3. Click Start to start the format operation.
To use a memory card in both the computer and other digital device such as
digital camera, it is recommended to format the memory card in the digital device. If you format the memory card in the computer, you may have to format
the memory card in other digital device again to use the memory card in the
digital device.
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Using the PC 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 PC card slot does not support a ZV card or a PCMCIA III card.
To insert a PCMCIA card
Before using the PC Card slot, remove the slot protector.
Push the eject button of the PC card slot once to pop it out. Push the button
again to eject the slot protector.
1. Insert a PCMCIA card into the PC card slot on the side of the computer.
Ensure that the PCMCIA card is inserted the correct way, as incorrect insertion
will damage the PC 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 Remove 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 PC card slot once, and the button pops out.
6. Push the button again to eject the PCMCIA card.
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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, disk cleanup, computer scheduling and system restore.
• 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. You can also 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
The 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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Using Samsung Update Plus
Samsung Update Plus is software that examines and updates Samsung software and
drivers installed on your Samsung computer to the latest version. To use Samsung Update Plus, your computer has to be connected to the Internet.
To Update Samsung Software and Drivers
1. Select Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung Update Plus > Samsung
Update Plus.
If this is the first time you are running the program, a window will appear asking
you if you agree to the agreement in the window.
Click Agree to use this software.
2. Click Search for and Install Updates and click the Search for New Updates button.
3. If there are available software or driver updates for your computer, the available
updates will be listed. Select the required updates from the list and click Install
Update to start the update.
(The update list on the screen may differ depending on the computer model.)
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Updates that must be installed separately.
If you select Install as an update item that must be installed separately, a message appears informing you of this. Follow the instruction message to correctly
install it.
Automatic update items display
By default, your computer is configured to automatically search for updates. If
there is a new update available, this is notified in the notification area. Click the
balloon help icon in the notification area. Here you will be able to find the latest
available updates.
To change the automatic update settings, click the Configuration button in
Figure 2 and change the settings.
Samsung Update Plus does not provide updates for additionally installed software and device drivers.
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Using AVStation premium
AVStation premium is an integrated multimedia program that enables users to enjoy
music, photographs, video, movies, etc. all with a single program.
Before You Start!
•
•
•
•
AVStation premium is optional and may not be provided depending on the
model.
The screens used in this manual may differ from actual screens according
to the program version.
TV Station is only available for systems supporting the TV function.
For detailed usage, refer to the program help.
Start and Screen Layout
To launch the program, select Start > All Programs > Samsung > AVStation premium > AVStation premium.
Alternatively double-click the AVStation premium icon (
) on the Desktop.
v
x
z
c
z Station Bar
x Menu Bar
c Library
v Exit
Press the Exit button to exit
the program.
MUSIC
You can play a music file or an audio CD.
PHOTO
You can view or edit a photograph (image), and also view the photographs through a
SlideShow.
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MOVIE
You can play a video (movie) file or a DVD/VCD title.
MUSIC Station
Launch AVStation premium and click MUSIC on the Station Bar.
z
x
c
b
z MUSIC Menu Bar
x Station Bar
c MUSIC Library
v Register a File
b Playlist
n Playlist Control Buttons
m Play Control Buttons
, Volume Control
. Play Options
/ EDS Setting Button
n
v
m
,
.
/
What is EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound)?
EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound) is a sound quality enhancement technology
developed by Samsung Electronics. You can listen to clearer sound if you enable the EDS function when playing music or video on AVStation premium.
If the Samsung EDS program is installed, the EDS function of AVStation will
not work.
Playing an Audio CD
The procedures to play an audio CD are described below.
1. Launch AVStation premium and insert an audio CD into the CD drive.
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2. In the Audio CD window, select Play Audio CD using Samsung AVStation and
click the OK button.
3. The tracks on the audio CD are displayed in the Playlist and the first track is automatically played.
If an audio CD is already in the CD drive, double-click the album title in the
Audio CD folder of the Library and add the tracks to the Playlist. The tracks
added to the Playlist are played.
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Playing a Music File
If a music file is registered to the MUSIC Library, you can easily play the music file.
For the procedures to register tracks to the Library, refer to (p41).
1. Move to MUSIC Station and double-click on All Music.
2. Double-click a music file. The file is added to the playlist and played.
Play a Track not registered to the Library
Click File > Open, select a music file to be played and click Open. The selected
track is registered to the Library and played.
Creating My Playlist
My Playlist is a personal album with which you can collect, manage and play
your favorite music files. For the procedures to create My Playlist, refer to the
descriptions of MUSIC Station in Help.
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Adding Music Files to the Library
MUSIC Library is a library holding music files used by MUSIC Station. The procedures to add music files saved on the computer to the Library are described below.
You can add files, folders or search and add files. As an example, the procedures to add
a folder are described below.
1. Click on the Register a File (
Folders.
) button below the Library and click on Add by
2. Select a folder which included music files and click the OK button. The music files
in the folder are added to the Library.
The tracks used in AVStation are automatically added to the Library.
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PHOTO Station
Launch AVStation premium and click PHOTO on the Station Bar.
z
x
c
,
b n
m
z PHOTO Menu Bar
x Station Bar
c PHOTO Library
v Register a File
b Image Viewer Tab
n Image Editor Tab
m Move to a Higher-Level Folder
, Preview/Zoom-in
v
Viewing an Image
The procedures to view images registered to the PHOTO Library one by one and
through a SlideShow are described below.
For the procedures to register image files to the Library, refer to (p45).
1. Move to PHOTO Station and double-click on All Images.
2. Click on a folder which includes images, and the images in the folder are displayed
in the Image Viewer window.
Image Viewer Window
Image
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3. Double-click on an image. The selected image is zoomed in on.
• Viewing an Image not registered to the Library
Click File > Open, select an image file to view and click Open.
The selected image file is registered to the Library and displayed in the Image
Viewer window.
• Viewing an Image in Full Screen or through a SlideShow.
Click the Full Screen (
age Viewer window.
) button or SlideShow (
) button below the Im-
To return to the Image Viewer window, press the <Esc> key or double-click on
the screen.
• Watching a SlideShow while Listening to Music
To watch a SlideShow while listening to music, play music from MUSIC Station
and run SlideShow.
• Setting an Image as the Background.
Click the Set as Background (
) button below the Image Viewer window.
The selected image is set as the Desktop background.
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Editing an Image
You can change the shape of an image, edit an image or apply special effects to an image. The image editor functions are described below.
1. Select an image to edit in the Image Viewer window, and select the Image Editor
tab. The Image Editor screen appears.
The Image Editor screen consists of an Image Workspace window and 3 Tool
tabs.
Image Workspace
Zoom In / Zoom Out
Tool Tabs
2. Edit the image using the Shape, Edit and Effect tools.
Shape tool: Change the shape of an image through cut, resize.
Edit tool: Draw a line, add some clip art or enter letters.
Effect tool: Apply various effects to an image.
3. When finishing editing an image, click the Save Edited Image (
low the Image Editor window. The edited image is saved.
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) button be-
Adding Images to the Library
The PHOTO Library is a library holding image files to be used by PHOTO Station. The
procedures to add image files saved on the computer to the Library are described below.
You can add files, add folders or search and add files. As an example, the procedures
to add folders are described below.
1. Click the Register a File (
Folders.
) button below the Library and click on Add by
2. Select a folder which includes image files and click the OK button. The image files
in the folder are added to the Library.
The image files used in AVStation are automatically added to the Library.
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MOVIE Station
Launch AVStation premium and click on MOVIE on the Station Bar.
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x
c
v
b
n
z MOVIE Menu Bar
x Station Bar
c MOVIE Library
v Register a File
b Video Play window
n Play Control Buttons
m Volume Control
, EDS Setting Button (p38)
. EDI Setting Button
/ Capture Button
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,.
/
What is EDI (Enhanced Digital Image)?
EDI (Enhanced Digital Image) is a visual quality enhancement technology developed by Samsung Electronics. You can view a clearer and sharper picture
by enabling the EDI function when watching TV or playing a video on AVStation premium.
However, some TV tuners and graphics cards are not supported by EDI.
For information on EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound), refer to p38.
Playing a DVD
The procedures to play a DVD title are described below.
To play a DVD title, DVD playing software (e.g. CyberLink PowerDVD) must
be installed. Install the DVD playing software first.
1. Launch AVStation premium and insert a DVD title into the DVD drive.
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2. In the 'What do you want Windows to do?' window, select Play DVD Video using Samsung AVStation and click the OK button.
3. The DVD title is played.
If a DVD title is already in the DVD drive, double-click the DVD title in the DVD
/ VCD folder of the Library. The DVD title is played.
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Playing a Movie(Video) File
The procedures to play a video file registered to the MOVIE Library are described below. For the procedures to register files to the Library, refer to p49.
1. Move to MOVIE Station and double-click All Movies.
2. Double-click a video file. The file is played.
• Playing a Video File not Registered to the Library
Click File > Open, select a video file to be played and click Open. The selected
file is registered to the Library and played.
• Playing a Video File in Full Screen
1) Double-click on the current playback screen.
2) The video is played in full screen. In full screen, move the mouse pointer to
the bottom of the screen to show the Play Control bar.
To play at the default screen size, press the <Esc> key or double-click on the
screen.
• Capturing the Video Screen
Click on Capture Current Screen (
) below the Play window when the desired image appears on the screen and click the OK button.
Captured images are saved in the C:\Program Files\Samsung\AVStation Premium xx\Data\Captured Images folder.
In addition, you can view captured images in the PHOTO Station > Captured
Images folder.
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Adding Videos to the Library
The MOVIE Library is a library holding video files to be used by MOVIE Station. The
procedures to add video files saved on the computer to the Library are described below.
You can add files, add folders or search and add files. As an example, the procedures
to add folders are described below.
1. Click the Register a File (
ers.
) button below the Library and click Add by Fold-
2. Select a folder which includes video files and click the OK button. The video files
in the folder are added to the Library.
The video files used in AVStation are automatically added to the Library.
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Using AVStation now / AVStation premium Viewer
Using these programs, you can play music, photographs, video and movies in full
screen. You can enjoy multimedia using AVStation now when the computer is off and
using AVStation premium Viewer when the computer is on.
Before You Start!
•
•
AVStation now and AVStation premium Viewer are optional and may not
be provided depending on the model.
AVStation now Restrictions
You can only use AVStation now when the computer is turned off.
Using AVStation now, you can play files registered to the AVStation premium
Library, saved to My Computer, and saved on the multi-card slot. (For the procedures to register files to the Library, refer to p41, p45 and p49.)
If you define a login password for a Windows user account or if the folder is
protected, you cannot play the files in the folder on AVStation now.
•
AVStation premium Viewer Restrictions
Using AVStation premium Viewer, you can only play files registered to the
AVStation premium Library. (For the procedures to register files to the Library,
refer to p41, p45 and p49.)
•
•
•
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Since the screen layout and usage of the two programs are similar, the
manual describes the functions and screens on the basis of AVStation
now.
The screen figures may differ from actual ones depending on the program
version.
TV Station is only available for systems supporting the TV function.
Start / Exit AVStation now
Starting
Press the AVS button (
) of the computer when the computer is turned off.
Exiting
Move the mouse pointer to the top screen and click the Exit (
) button.
Alternatively press the Power button of the computer.
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Start / Exit AVStation premium Viewer
Starting
Select Start > All Programs > Samsung > AVStation premium > AVStation premium Viewer from Windows.
Alternatively press the AVS button (
) of the computer from Windows.
Exiting
Move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen and click the Exit (
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Screen Layout
MUSIC
You can play a music file or audio CD.
PHOTO
You can view a photograph or image file one by one or in a SlideShow.
MOVIE
You can play a video, DVD or VCD title.
Settings
You can set the Music, Photo and Movie settings.
To move to the start screen while using the program, press the AVS(
ton or <ESC> key.
) but-
Or, move the mouse pointer to the top left in the current screen and click the
AVStation icon (
).
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MUSIC Station
The procedures to play a music file or an audio CD are described below.
Playing a Music File
The procedures to play a music file registered to the MUSIC Library are described below. (For the procedures to register files, refer to p41.)
1. Launch AVStation now and click on Music.
2. Click on All Music and double-click a file in the right pane.
The music file is played.
z My Computer
z
x
v
c
This only appears in
AVStation now. You can
manually find and play
files on My Computer or
the multi card slot.
x All Music
c Playlist Window
v Music File
Playing an Audio CD
1. Launch AVStation now and insert an audio CD into the CD drive.
2. In the AVStation now start screen, click on Music.
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3. Double-click the Audio CD in the left pane and double-click on an album or music
file in the right pane. The selected music file is played.
PHOTO Station
The procedures to view images registered to the PHOTO Library one by one and
through a SlideShow are described below.
(For the procedures to register image files to the Library, refer to p45.)
1. Launch AVStation now and click on Photo.
2. Click on All Images and double-click on an image file in the right pane.
z My Computer
z
x
c
This only appears in
AVStation now. You can
manually find and play
files on My Computer or
the multi card slot.
x All Images
c Image File
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3. The selected image is zoomed in on.
To view an image in Full Sreen or through a SlideShow.
Click on the SlideShow or Full Screen button below the zoomed in image.
To return to the previous status in SlideShow or Full Screen, press the <Esc>
key or double-click on the screen.
In AVStation now, press the <Esc> key or double-click and click Back.
MOVIE Station
The procedures to play a video (movie) file or DVD/VCD title are described below.
Playing a Movie File
The procedures to play a video file registered to the MOVIE Library are described below. (Refer to p49.)
1. Launch AVStation now and click the Movie.
2. Click on All Movies and double-click a movie file in the right pane.
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The movie file is played.
z My Computer
z
x
c
This only appears in
AVStation now. You can
manually find and play
files on My Computer or
the multi card slot.
x All movies
c movie File
Showing the Play Control window
Press the space bar or move the mouse pointer. The Play Control window appears at the bottom.
Playing a DVD
1. Launch AVStation now and insert a DVD title into the DVD drive.
2. In the AVStation now start screen, click on Movie.
3. Click on DVD/VCD and double-click on the DVD title. The DVD title is played.
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Connecting to the Internet
Connecting with a Modem (Optional)
Before You Start:
• Use a standard non-digital phone line to connect.
• Contact an internet service provider (ISP) for instructions on how to connect to
and disconnect from the Internet.
1. Connect a telephone line to the computer’s modem port.
2. Connect to the Internet according to the instructions provided by your ISP.
If the Internet connection is not disconnected properly, additional telephone
charges may be imposed.
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Connecting Through a Wired LAN
1. Connect a LAN cable to the computer’s LAN port.
2. Click Start > Control Panel.
3. Click Network and Internet Connections in the [Control Panel] window.
4. Click Network Connections in the [Network and Internet Connections] window.
5. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and click Properties.
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6. On the General tab, select “Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)” and click Properties.
7. To use DHCP:
On the General tab, select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS
server address automatically”. Click OK.
To use a static IP:
On the General tab, select “Use the following IP address” and fill in the IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, Preferred DNS server, and Alternative DNS
server fields. Click OK.
To use both DHCP and static IP simultaneously:
On the Alternate Configuration tab, click User configured and fill in the fields.
Click OK.
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Connecting Through a Wireless LAN (Optional)
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-to computer network has been established, a computer that is not connected to the Internet can
share the Internet by accessing another computer connected to the Internet. For details,
see “Sharing Internet Access” on page 74.
A wireless LAN card is optional. The model of the wireless LAN card is determined by the relevant product.
To view the installed wireless LAN card, click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System > Hardware tab > Device Manager.
The wireless LAN connection settings will be described on the basis of the
Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed computer.
It is recommended using the default settings provided by Windows XP for the
wireless LAN settings for Windows XP installed computers.
To setup using the software supplied by the wireless LAN card manufacturer,
refer to "Wireless Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program"
(p67).
To use a wireless LAN, press the <Fn> and <F9> keys to turn the wireless
LAN function on. If the wireless LAN is turned on, the Wireless LAN LED ( )
turns on.
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
62.
What is an Access Point (AP)?
An AP is a network device that bridges wired and wireless LANs, and corresponds to a wireless hub in a wired network. You can connect multiple wireless
LAN installed computers to an AP.
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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 64.
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.
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.
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) icon on the taskbar, and
2. Select an AP (E.g. Test) to connect to and click Connect.
If there is a configured network key for the AP to connect to, the Enter Network
Key window appears.
Enter the Network Key in the window and then click the Connect button.
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.
) icon on
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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 Internet Access" on page 74.)
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.
Step 1. Setting up a computer-to-computer network
1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
2.
) icon on the taskbar, and
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 ~ 13
alphanumeric characters (e.g. magic), or of 10 ~ 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 (
select View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the taskbar, and
2. Select the wireless network name (e.g. samsung) specified in ”Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 64, 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 64, 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.
) icon on
Wireless Network Setup Using the Wireless LAN Setup Program
The procedures to connect to an access point using a wireless LAN configuration program are described. Since the wireless LAN configuration program is included in the
system software media, the user has to install the program.
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
1. Insert the system software media into the CD drive and install the wireless LAN
configuration program (PROSet).
Select System Software Media > User Installation > Wireless LAN Driver ReadMe, click ReadMe and install according to the instructions.
2. Double-click on the wireless LAN program (
) icon on the taskbar.
Alternatively, click Start > All Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel
PROSet Wireless.
3. In Available Networks, click on Refresh.
4. Select the name of an access point to connect to from the available network list and
click on Connect.
If a network does not appear, click on Refresh.
5. Enter a WEP key and click the OK button.
The Wireless Security Settings window may differ depending on the security
settings of the AP.
Click the Advanced button to set up network authentication, data encryption, etc.
For more security setting information, ask your wireless network administrator.
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Refer to setting up the advanced settings by clicking on the Advanced button.
Network authentication: The network authentication options include an Open
System and Shared Key. When selecting Open Systems, no authentication is
applied (however, encryption is supported). When selecting 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.
Using an encryption key: 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).
6. The Done window appears, click OK.
When a wireless connection to an access point is established, the connection icon
(
) appears in front of the name of the connected profile.
Atheros AR5006EX Wireless Network Adapter Device
1. Insert the System Software Media into the CD drive and install the wireless LAN
configuration program (ACU: Atheros Client Utility).
Select System Software Media > User Installation > Wireless LAN Driver ReadMe, click ReadMe and install the program according to the instructions.
2. Right-click on the wireless LAN configuration program (
select Open Atheros Client Utility.
) on the taskbar and
Alternatively, click Start > All Programs > Atheros Client Utility > Atheros
Client Utility.
3. In the Profile Management tab, click Scan to search for available wireless networks.
4. Select the name of an access point (AP) to connect to from the network name
(SSID) and then click Activate.
5. Enter a profile name to be used for the connection and select the security settings
of the AP to be connected to in the Security tab.
The network authentication, encryption type and password of an access point
are configured through the access point management program. For the security information, check the security settings of an access point or ask your wireless network administrator.
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Refer to the following when setting a WEP key.
•
•
•
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.
When connecting to an Atheros access point, you can use the 152-bit key
(32 hexadecimal digits or 16 ASCII characters).
Key index: Select the current encryption key index used by the access
point from between 1 to 4.
Using an encryption key: Enter 5 (for 64-bit) or 13 (for 128-bit) alphanumeric characters (represented by 0-9, a-z, or A-Z).
6. Click OK and then OK again in the Profile Management window.
If the profile is created, the profile appears in the list in the Profile Management
tab and the connection is established using the profile.
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Using Samsung Network Manager
Samsung Network Manager is a program that has been developed to enable users to use
the network easily.
Samsung Network Manager provides the following features.
• You can easily set up the network and printer settings.
• You can immediately use the network without defining new network settings again after moving locations.
By setting the network settings (IP address, printer settings, etc.) for each location, you can immediately access the network without following network setting
procedures each time regardless of your location.
• You can easily share Internet Access.
You can share your Internet connection by setting up a computer with 2 LAN
interfaces (wired and wireless, or 2 wired LAN) as the sharing server. Then, you
can access the Internet on a sharing client by connecting to the sharing server.
• You can diagnose the network status.
You can diagnose the network status when the network is not properly connected.
Using the Network
This section describes the procedures to connect to the Internet by setting up a network.
The setting up procedures include the procedures to add a printer to the network.
The setting up procedures are different for wired and wireless LAN connections.
To use a wireless LAN, there should be a wireless LAN AP available nearby.
Setting Up a Network
1. To use a wired LAN, connect the LAN cable to the LAN port.
To use the wireless LAN, press the <Fn> and <F9> keys to turn the wireless LAN
function on. If the wireless LAN is turned on, the Wireless LAN LED( ) turns
on.
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2. Run Samsung Network Manager.
Select Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung Network Manager > Samsung Network Manager or double click the Samsung Network Manager( )
icon on the Desktop.
3. Click the Add button.
4. Select a network location icon and enter the name of the location (e.g. Home).
Click the Next button.
5. Select Internet direct connection and click the Next button.
6. Select the LAN device, setup the IP address and click the Next button.
Select Device
Setup IP Address
Select Device
Select a device to be connected to the Internet. Select either Wired LAN or
Wireless LAN.
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Setting up the IP Address
To allocate an IP address automatically (DHCP), select Get IP Automatically.
To use a static IP address, unselect Get IP Automatically and enter an IP address. For IP address information, ask your network administrator.
7. When the Printer Setting window appears, click Finish.
To add a printer, click Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Set up the
printer according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
When the printer has been added, click the Show printer button, select the newly
added printer and then click the Finish button.
To not add a printer, select No Default Printer and then click the Finish button.
When the network setting is complete, the ’Do you want to move to newly
added location now?’ message appears. If you select ’Yes’, the network settings for the added location are applied.
When the network settings for the added location are applied, the added place
and the corresponding network connection information is displayed in The detailed Information for window.
When the network setting is complete, an icon for the added location is created within
the Saved Locations window. Now you can use the Internet or add a new network location.
Menu
Current Place
Information
Saved Locations
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Wireless LAN AP Connection Procedures
To use a wireless LAN, first connect to a wireless LAN AP and then you can
access the network even when moving location. Or moving location and then
you can access the network even when connecting to a wireless LAN AP
1. Right-click over the Wireless Network Connection (
bar and click View Available Wireless Networks.
) icon on the Task-
2. Click Search AP from the Wireless menu to search for wireless LAN APs.
Select an available wireless network (e.g. SAMSUNG) and click the Connect
button. For information on available wireless LAN APs, ask your network administrator.
Available AP
Connect
3. The network key (security key) input window appears.
- If a network key has been set for the wireless LAN AP, enter the network key
and click the Connect button. For the network key information, ask your network administrator.
- If no network key has been set for the wireless LAN AP, click the Connect
button without entering the network key.
4. When the computer is connected to the wireless LAN AP, the Connected
message will appear on the Wireless Network icon in the Taskbar.
Using the network after moving location
By setting the network settings (IP address, printer setting, etc.) for each location, you
can immediately access the network without performing the network setting procedures regardless of your location.
1. Run Samsung Network Manager when connected to the Internet.
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2. Select an icon that represents the corresponding location from the Saved Locations
window and then click Move.
3. When the network settings of the selected location are applied, the new location
and the network connection information are displayed in The detailed Information for window.
Sharing Internet Access
This section describes the procedures to share Internet Access.
To share Internet Access, you first have to set a sharing server and a sharing client.
When the setup is complete, you can access the Internet from the sharing client by connecting to the sharing server.
Sharing Server : A computer with a direct connection to the internet and a local network connection.
Sharing Client : A computer that uses the Internet by connecting to a sharing
server without itself having a direct connection to the Internet.
You can connect a sharing server and a sharing client as follows.(See Figure
5 on page (p71))
Sharing Server
Sharing Client
External Internet Device
Client Device
Connection 1
Wired LAN
Wireless LAN
Connection 2
Wireless LAN
Wired LAN
device that is the same as the
Connection 3
Wired LAN
Wired LAN
client device of the sharing server.
Connect a sharing client with the
For Connection 3, you have to connect a LAN card in advance.
To connect a sharing server and a sharing client using a wired LAN, connect
the computers with a crossover LAN cable or network hub first.
To use the wireless LAN, press the <Fn> and <F9> keys to turn the wireless
LAN function on. If the wireless LAN is turned on, the Wireless LAN LED( )
turns on.
As an example, Internet sharing procedures for [Connection 1], which connect the
sharing server and the Internet through a wired LAN and connect the sharing server and
the sharing client through a wireless LAN, are described below.
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Setting Up a Sharing Server
1. Run Samsung Network Manager on the computer to be used as the sharing server.
2. Click the Add button.
3. Select a network location icon and enter the name of the location (e.g. Home).
Click the Next button.
4. Select Internet direct Connection for sharing and click the Next button.
5. Set up the network device to be connected to the external Internet. Determine
whether to use a firewall and select a network device to be connected to the external Internet (e.g. Wired LAN). Set the IP address and then click the Next button.
Determine whether
to use a firewall
Select a device
Set an IP address
- To protect against external intrusion attempts, using a firewall is recommended.
- For more information on selecting a device and setting the IP address, refer
to the description of item 6 of "Setting Up a Network" on page 70.
6. Select a network device to connect to the sharing client (e.g. wireless LAN) and
click the Next button.
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To Share Internet Access through a Wireless LAN
- In the Select Device field, select Wireless.
- In the Wireless Connection Name (e.g. Samsung) field, enter the network
name.
- To use the network key (security key), select the "Use Password ,,," option
and enter a network key. Remember the network key because you have to reenter the key on the sharing client to connect to the sharing server.
7. The setup information is displayed. Confirm the settings and click the Next button.
8. When the Printer Setting window appears, click Finish.
For the printer setup procedures, refer to the description of item 7 of "Setting Up
a Network" on page 70
When the Shared Server setting is completed, set up the shared client.
Setting Up the Sharing Client
1. Run Samsung Network Manager on the computer to be used as a sharing client.
2. Click the Add button.
3. Select a network location icon and enter the name of the location. Click the Next
button.
4. Select Internet Sharing and click the Next button.
- To connect through a wireless LAN, select Internet Sharing - Wireless.
- To connect through a wired LAN, select Internet Sharing - Wired.
5. Confirm the network device to be connected to the server and click the Next button.
- To connect through a wireless LAN, enter the wireless connection name
(e.g. Samsung) you entered in the sharing server. If you have set a network
key (security key) for the sharing server, enter the network key.
6. The setup information appears. Confirm the information and click the Next button.
7. When the Printer Setting window appears, click Finish.
For the printer setup procedures, refer to the description of item 7 of "Setting Up
a Network" on page 70
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When the settings are completed, you can use the Internet on the shared client.
- To access the Internet from the sharing client, the sharing server has to be
on.
- To use the Internet on the sharing client, select a sharing client icon from the
Location List window and then click the Move button.
- If the connection is broken while using the Internet on the sharing client, click
the Ap Active from the Wireless menu to reestablish the connection.
Network Status Diagnosis
You can diagnose the network status when the network is not properly connected.
1. Run Samsung Network Manager.
2. Select Auto Diagnosis from the Manage menu.
3. The Network Connections figure window appears. Click the Start button to start
the network diagnosis.
4. When the diagnosis is complete, out of order devices are marked by the exclamation mark icon. For detailed device status, read the description in the lower part of
the window.
Reconnect and set up the device according to the diagnosis result.
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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.
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 59 and see “Connecting Through a
Wireless LAN (Optional)” on page 61.
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. Double-Click My Network Places of desktop under Other Places.
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.
5. Select 'Browse for a printer', and click Next.
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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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Using Bluetooth Devices (Optional)
Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows access to devices nearby
such as a computer, mobile phone, printer, keyboard or mouse without a cable connection. Bluetooth enables file transmissions, Internet access, a private area network function, and access to a keyboard, mouse and printer between devices supporting the
Bluetooth function without a cable connection.
The Bluetooth function is only available between devices supporting Bluetooth
(computers, mobile phones, PDAs, printers, etc.), and the function may be restricted depending on the device profile.
The Bluetooth function is optional and may not be supported depending on
your model.
Compatibility with a Bluetooth device not certified by a Bluetooth certification
or logo is not guaranteed.
Bluetooth Functions
• File Transmission (
)
You can exchange files between 2 Bluetooth devices. You can exchange files
with other computers, mobile phones, PDAs, etc.
• Network Access (
)
You can connect to another computer with the Bluetooth function as you access
a wireless LAN in Ad-Hoc mode or connect to the Internet through an AP or Internet Connecting Sharing Server.
• Network Access through a Phone Connection (
)
You can connect to the Internet through a Bluetooth mobile phone.
• Data Sync (Synchronization) (
)
You can synchronize the PIMS data (Outlook E-mail address data) with mobile
phones, PDAs, notebook computers, etc. supporting Bluetooth.
• Electronic Business Card (Vcard) Exchange (
)
You can exchange electronic business cards with mobile phones, PDAs, notebook computers, etc. supporting Bluetooth.
• Sound Output (
)
You can listen to audio from the computer through another Bluetooth device or
listen to audio of another Bluetooth device through the computer.
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• HID Connections (
)
You can connect a keyboard, mouse, joystick, etc. supporting Bluetooth.
For more information about using the Bluetooth function, refer to the online
help of the Bluetooth Device.
Bluetooth Software Setup
Bluetooth software is installed on computers supporting Bluetooth.
For first time use, set up the Bluetooth software as follows.
1. Double-click My Bluetooth Places icon(
) on the desktop.
2. Click the Next button to start setting up.
In the setting up steps, enter a device name to be displayed in the Bluetooth
Manager program. Enter a Name in the Computer Name field and select Laptop for the Computer Type field.
Also, a step appears for selecting the services to be provided by your Bluetooth device for other Bluetooth devices. At this point, the program automatically detects available services and displays them as selected. It is
recommended not to change the default selection.
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If you change the service settings, the driver necessary for the additionally selected services are installed.
At this point, a warning message may appear informing you that there is no
Microsoft logo. Since it does not affect the operation, continue the installation.
3. If the driver installation is complete, the next step proceeds which searches for
nearby Bluetooth devices. Since you do not have to search while setting up, click
the Skip button and finish the settings.
4. If the settings are complete, the My Bluetooth Environment window appears.
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Using Bluetooth
Describes how to exchange files between computers supporting Bluetooth and how to
use other Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth Help
Bluetooth Help provides detailed procedures on using Bluetooth functions.
Double-click on My Bluetooth Settings on the Desktop and press the <F1> key (Help).
Select Start > Help and Support > Networking and the Web > Networking >
Wireless networking > Bluetooth devices (wireless) to view Windows Help.
Exchanging Files between Bluetooth computers
The procedures to exchange files and folders between Bluetooth computers are described below.
1. On the computer that is sending a file (hereafter Computer A), right-click the Bluetooth icon ( ) in the notification area and select Quick Connection > File
Transmission > Search for Device.
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2. In the Select Device window, click on a computer to be connected (hereafter Computer B).
3. When the Bluetooth Security Setting window appears, enter the Bluetooth Security Code (or Bluetooth PIN) and click on Start Pairing.
The Bluetooth PIN Code is a password used for the connection between two
Bluetooth devices, the user just enter the same PIN Code (E.g. same numbers) on both Bluetooth devices to make a connection.
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4. After a short while, the Bluetooth PIN Code required dialog box appears on
Computer B, enter the code that you have entered in Step 3 above.
5. If the FTP File Access Privilege Request window appears on Computer B, click on
the window. If the Select Access Permission window appears, click the OK button.
6. The file transmission window appears on computer A. Drag files or folders to send
onto the window, and the files or folders are automatically transmitted.
7. If the file transmission is complete, close the File Transmission window.
The received files are saved in the C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\My
Documents\Bluetooth Exchange folder.
Connecting Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick and Headset devices
The procedures to use Bluetooth HID devices (keyboard, mouse, joystick, etc.) or a
headset, etc. on the computer are described below.
The Bluetooth PIN Code is a password used for the connection between two
Bluetooth devices, the user just enter the same PIN Code on both Bluetooth
devices to make a connection.
1. Turn on the Bluetooth function on the device to connect to (mouse, keyboard, joystick or headset).
Some devices have a button to turn on the Bluetooth function, so refer to the corresponding device manual.
2. Double-click on the My Bluetooth Settings icon (
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) on the Desktop.
3. If the My Bluetooth Settings window appears, click on View Devices within
Coverage.
If the device to connect to appears, click on the device. (E.g. mouse)
If the device does not appear, click the View Devices within Coverage. If the
device has not appeared yet, since this menu changes to Search Devices
within Coverage, click the Search Devices within Coverage to show the device.
4. If the Bluetooth PIN Code input window appears, enter a PIN code referring to
the manual of the corresponding device. The PIN code for an HID device is generally printed in the manual of the corresponding device.
5. If you enter the PIN code, you can immediately use the device.
A Bluetooth keyboard and mouse work only in Windows. They will not work in
MS-DOS mode or in Hibernation mode.
Stopping a Bluetooth device
Right-click the Bluetooth icon (
vice.
) on the taskbar and select Stop the Bluetooth de-
To use a Bluetooth device after stopping it, select Start Bluetooth device as above.
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Use Instructions
• Bluetooth devices must be within a 3m distance.
• For a better communications environment, use the devices in an open space
where no wall or obstacle exists.
• For a telephone connection, data synchronization, electronics business card
exchange, fax transmission/reception, sound related functions, and serial port
function, you can connect with only one Bluetooth device.
• Using the network connection or file transmission function, multiple Bluetooth
devices can be connected. However, since connecting with multiple devices
may slow down the data rate or make the connection unstable, connecting with
one device at a time is recommended.
• The Bluetooth function of a Bluetooth PDA, mobile phone, mouse or keyboard
may be turned off. To use them in connection with a Samsung computer supporting Bluetooth, you must check if the Bluetooth function of the device to
connect to is turned on.
For the procedures on turning on the Bluetooth function of a device, refer to the
manual of the device.
• The services provided by Bluetooth devices may vary depending on their capability. For the services provided by Bluetooth devices, refer to the manual of the
device.
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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 92.
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.
Setting up a Hard Disk Drive Password
A supervisor password must be set using the Set Supervisor Password menu.
If you set a password for a hard disk drive, it cannot be accessed from another computer.
Press Enter in the 'Set HDD 0 Password' item and define a password as described in
Step 3 of the Setting up the Supervisor Password.
Changing the hard disk drive password
For security purposes, you have to reboot the system by pressing the Power
button to change the hard disk drive password.
If you cannot change the hard disk drive password or HDD Password Frozen
appears when clicking the Security > HDD 0 Password item in BIOS SETUP,
press the Power button to turn it on again and then try again.
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 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 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.
You can view the graphics
chipset.
To change your screen
resolution, move the slider
to select an appropriate
resolution.
To change the number of
colors displayed on a
monitor, select an
appropriate colour quality.
3. When you have completed configuration, click Apply.
The following resolution and color quality settings are recommended depending on the LCD screen of the system.
WXGA: Screen resolution: 1280 x 800, Color quality: Very high (32bit)
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Using External Display Devices
Using an external display device is useful when giving a presentation or watching a movie.
Switching Display Devices Using the Shortcut Key
You can watch the screen through either the LCD or an external display device, or you can
even watch the screen through both the LCD and an external display device simultaneously.
1. Connect the external display device (e.g. a monitor or a projector) to the corresponding port of the system.
2. If you press the <Fn>+<F4> key combination once, the Samsung Display Manager screen appears where you can select a screen.
Whenever you press the <F4> key while pressing the <Fn> key, selection moves
to the next item. Select a mode.
Example) Select LCD+CRT
LCD: Notebook Screen
CRT: External Monitor Screen
LCD+CRT: Notebook + External Monitor Screen
Using Dual View to View Extended Screen
Dual View is a function that enables you to view a computer screen over two display
devices. This is convenient when needing a wide screen for work.
In Dual View mode, you can select the screen resolution and colour quality for each
display device, as if there were two separate graphics cards.
1. Connect the external display device (e.g. a monitor or a projector) to the corresponding port of the system.
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2. Press touchpad right button on the desktop, click Properties, and then click the
Settings tab.
3. Click the monitor '2' icon, select the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor' check box, and then click Apply.
4. When the configuration is complete, click Identify on the left side of Troubleshoot.
The primary display device(the LCD) is indicated as '1', and the secondary display
device is indicated as '2'. Now you can view the screen through two monitors.
1 : Primary
2 : Secondary
When you use Dual View, configuring the LCD as the 'Primary' monitor is recommended.
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If the screen of the secondary display device is displayed at 640x480 pixels,
with 256 colours, change the settings to the desired screen resolution and colour quality in the [Display Properties] dialog box.
When Dual view is not properly set up, refer to Q&A. (p120)
Deactivating Dual View Mode
Click the monitor '2' icon, clear the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor'
check box, and then click Apply.
To move a window between display devices in Dual View mode
Click the title bar of the window in the primary display device (1, the LCD), and
drag it to the secondary display device (2). The window is moved to the secondary display device.
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System Management
Using Power Management Options
Your computer includes Power Management options that can help the battery charge
last longer and extend the life of the battery. Power-management options will slow
down or shut off system components when the components are not being used.
Power management may slow down system performance. Your computer runs fastest
with the power cord attached, 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 BatteryMgr-normal mode. BatteryMgr-normal 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
BatteryMgr-normal mode after reinstalling Windows, install the Battery Manager program using the system software Media.
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 also reserve Turning Computer Off, Hibernation state, Hold Mode,
etc. by selecting System > Computer Scheduling in the EasyBox program.
(see “Using EasyBox” on page 33.)
If you change the power settings in the Battery Manager program, the settings
of the 'Power Options Properties' window are automatically changed accordingly ("Using the Battery Manager" (p107)).
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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.
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 lowpower state. When you return to your computer, restores your desktop exactly as you left it.
It is recommended that you do not enter standby mode with less than 20% battery power.
5. Click OK to set your power management options and close the window.
Rest Key:
The manual <Fn+Esc/
> key combination will not activate Standby or Hibernate modes while you are playing a multimedia program or have an active
USB device connected.
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Advanced Power Management Schemes
This section discusses the advanced power management schemes. There are two buttons that you can use to manually conserve power.
To enter the power management window complete the following:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance.
2. Click
icon to display the Power Options Properties window.
3. Click the Advanced tab to display the advanced power management options.
Advanced Tab
Power & Sleep Button
Programming Windows
4. Select the mode (Do nothing/Ask me what to do/Standby/Hibernate/Shut
down) assigned to the Power button and/or Rest <Esc/ > key. Also select the action (Do nothing/Standby/Hibernate) associated with closing the computer lid.
The “Rest” key is assigned to the <Fn+Esc/
> key combination. "Basic
Power Management Schemes" on page 100 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.
Precautions
•
•
•
•
Use only chargers specified in the User Manual.
Never heat the battery pack, put it near or in a fire or use at a temperature
higher than 60°C, as this may cause fire.
Never cause a short circuit between the battery pack terminals or disassemble the battery pack.
Carefully read and follow the precautions printed on the battery and the
safety instructions in the User Manual before using the battery.
Please read the instructions on the battery before use.
Please refer to the system operation environment (p148) 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.(
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), then remove the battery.
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
You can view the battery charge status by completing the following procedures.
To use the shortcut key to view
If you press the <Fn>+<F2/ > key combination on the keyboard, the remaining battery charge appears on the screen for a while. It appears only when the Samsung Display Manager program is installed on your computer.
To view on the battery
Click the PUSH button on the battery. The remaining battery charge (%) will be displayed.
Push button
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To view through the Control Panel
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Option >
Power Measure tab.Then you can view the current power source and the current remaining battery charge.
Power Supply Status
Remaining Battery Charge
Using the battery
Battery is an expendable supply, so when you use it for a long time, the capacity/battery life is shortened. If the battery life is reduced to under half of the initial time, we recommend that you purchase a new battery to use.
Battery Warning
You will hear an alarm when the remaining battery charge is under 10%. Connect the power cable or turn off the computer and install a fully charged battery.
When the remaining battery charge is under 3%, the computer automatically
saves current work and turns off. This may be different according to the settings in Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options
> Alarms tab.
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Extending the battery use time
Decreasing the LCD Brightness
Decreasing the LCD brightness by pressing the <Fn>+< > key combination on the
keyboard or adjusting the brightness in the Battery Manager program extends the battery use time.
Decreasing the LCD brightness by one level extends the battery use time by 3~5%
(10~20 minutes). (The battery use time is determined by the corresponding model.)
Using the Battery Manager
Battery Manager is a power management program that enables using battery power efficiently.
You can easily change the power mode by selecting an optimized power mode and
manually optimizing the battery use time by setting each option.
Click on Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung Battery Manager > Samsung Battery Manager.
Change Power
Mode
Power Saving
Effects
You can only change the
detailed configuration in
Custom Mode.
• Maximum Battery Saving Mode : This mode is appropriate for conditions
which require the maximum battery use time. This may degrade the performance of the system.
• Normal Mode : This mode is appropriate for normal conditions. Both system
performance and battery use time are optimized.
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• Maximum Performance Mode : This mode is appropriate for conditions that
require maximum system performance.Therefore, the battery usage time may
be reduced in this mode.
• Custom Mode : In this mode, a user can configure a detailed configuration to
save the battery usage time. You can adjust the LCD brightness, the system
standby time, the screen color quality, and the graphic mode values.
Power Saving Effect
This shows the relative battery use time for each power mode. The more effective the power saving, the longer the graph will appear.
When Running a Game or Multimedia Application
A game or multimedia application may not work smoothly in Maximum Battery
Saving Mode. Using this is recommended when the AC adapter is connected
or in Normal or higher modes.
Turning Off Unnecessary Devices
Turning off unnecessary devices extends the battery use time.
Select the Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System >
Hardware tab and click Device Manager. Right-click a device you are not using, and
select 'Disable' (e.g. wireless LAN, 1394 etc.)
Battery Calibration
If you charge/discharge the battery repeatedly for only a short time, the battery use
time may be reduced by the difference between the actual battery charge and the remaining charge display. In this case, the actual battery charge and the remaining charge
display will be same by discharging the battery completely using the Battery Calibration function, and then recharging it again.
1. Disconnect the AC power adapter after turning off the 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. The
Battery Calibration function is activated and the battery is discharged forcibly.
This operation requires 3~5 hours depending on the battery capacity and the remaining battery charge.
4. When the calibration process is complete, recharge the battery fully.
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Upgrading Memory
This computer has one or more 256 MB or 512 MB memory module(s). Two memory
module sockets are provided so that you can replace memory or install an additional
memory module.
Removing the memory module
Before removing/replacing the memory module, turn the system off completely
and remove the battery. Do not replace the memory module when the system
is in Standby/Hibernate mode.
When using memory in dual channel, using memory of the same specification
(the same capacity and manufacturer) is recommended.
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.
1. Connect a security lock cable to a fixed object.
2. While holding the security lock port lever to the left, connect the cable to the security lock port.
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 voids
your warranty. Only an authorised manufacturer service center can replace or
add any parts inside the chassis.
• Follow all the instructions and cautions in your computer user documentation.
• The LCD has a polarized surface and can be damaged easily. To prevent damage, avoid touching the screen.
• Use only approved AC adapters, auto adapters, memory modules and other
options.
• Because a notebook computer is small and has restricted air flow around components, it is more likely to overheat than a desktop computer. A fan inside
your computer runs when needed to help eliminate heat. Make sure the fan vent
on the left side of your computer is not blocked when you use the computer.
Occasionally check the vents and remove any accumulated dust on the outside.
• Avoid using or storing the computer in extremely hot or cold areas, such as a
car on a hot day. Keep the computer away from heaters and out of direct sunlight. Exposure to excessive heat may damage computer components. If you
have left your computer in a hot place, let it cool down slowly to room temperature (with the LCD panel open) before using it.
• Do not remove the memory-module compartment door, or try to install a memory module when the computer is on.
• Set up your computer work area to avoid physical strain. Sit with your back
straight and supported by your chair. Adjust your chair or work table so that
your arms and wrists can remain in a relaxed position, parallel with the floor.
Avoid bending or twisting your wrists as you work. Your hands should “float”
slightly above the keyboard. Refer to a book on office ergonomics for more
information on setting up your work area.
• Take frequent breaks from working at the computer to rest your eyes and
stretch your muscles.
• Remember to save your data files frequently and to make backup copies of your files.
• A walkie-talkie must be kept more than 1 meter away from the device.
Since a walkie-talkie transmits a very strong signal, it may cause a computer
malfunction.
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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.
• Be prepared to turn off the computer during take off and landing.
Please follow the instruction of the corresponding facilities regarding the use
of wireless devices (wireless LAN, Bluetooth , etc.) when in a wireless communication restricted area (e.g. airplane, hospital , etc.).
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.
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Some liquids damage the polarized LCD screen. If your screen is damaged,
contact your authorized manufacturer’s service center for a replacement.
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 117 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 20xx.
Magic Doctor
Magic Doctor is a program developed and distributed by Samsung Computer and is
used to troubleshoot problems. Since this program enables you to diagnose your system with one-click, try to diagnosis your system with Magic Doctor.
Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung Magic Doctor > Samsung Magic Doctor. (p136)
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 Media to reinstall the corrupt device drivers.
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System Recovery Precaution:
Before you start restoring your windows operating system insure you backup
all data on your hard drive.
Samsung is NOT responsible for any data loss.
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Questions and Answers
This section provides information on possible problems, solutions and other references
for system use.
Windows Related
Q1 The system does not shutdown properly.
A
When the system does not shutdown normally, press and hold the Power button
until the system manually shuts off. If the Power-Saving Mode is configured into
the Power button, press and hold for more than 4 seconds to shut the system off.
When the system is turned on after such manual shutdown, Scandisk will run to
check errors in the system.
Q2 The system freezes during program operation
A1
There is an error with the program currently being used. Press the <Ctrl>, <Alt>,
and <Delete> keys simultaneously and click 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 too dark or too bright
A
Turn on the LCD backlight or adjust the screen brightness. Press <Fn>+<F5> to
turn on the LCD backlight or press <Fn>+< >, <Fn>+< > to adjust the
screen brightness.
Q2 The screen saver disturbs screen viewing during Media Player or video file
operation.
A
Unselect Tools > Options > Player > Allow screen saver during playback in the
Media 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
(This only applies to nVidia graphics card.):
(Click the Graphics Related tab, Change Resolution, Change Display Device, Remove the AC Adapter, Restart the System, Change PowerMizer level.)
A
This may happen while the video driver is examining the connected device.
While detecting, any connected display devices may blink or some noise may occur.
Q5 When I connect a projector, and change the setting to display screen image
on both the LCD and the projector by pressing <Fn>+<F4/ > keys, screen
is not displayed properly.
A
Press <Fn>+<F4/
> keys once again.
If the same problem continues, it means the projector cannot support the resolution. Lower the resolution to 1024 x 768.
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Q6 The playback screen of a DVD title or an MPEG file is only displayed on the
LCD. (This only applies to nVidia graphics card.)
A
Video is displayed on a single display device by default, when LCD and CRT are
selected simultaneously.
z
Right-click over the Desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
x
In the [Display Properties] window, select the Settings tab > Advanced > GeForce Go xxxx tab.
c
Select the Full Screen Video menu> Full Screen Video Control item, set the
Full Screen Device to 'Auxiliary Display' and then click the Apply button.
Then you can view video on both the LCD and CRT display devices.
Q7 The Taskbar on the bottom of the screen does not appear when a projector
is used as the display device.
A
A This may happen, even though SXGA+ LCD supports the 1400x1050 mode,
the projector does not support that mode. In this case change the resolution to
1024x768 (recommended) on your computer.
Q8 Switching the MS-DOS command prompt to full screen mode or Windows
mode by pressing the <Alt>+<Enter> keys does not operate properly.
A
Pressing the <Alt>+<Enter> keys using an USB keyboard, may cause the key input to be recognized as multiple key inputs depending on the keyboard input recognition time. In this case, the MS-DOS command prompt is repeatedly switched
to full screen and then to Windows several times. Please press the <Alt>+<Enter> keys more quickly, or press the <Alt>+<Enter> keys using the system keyboard.
Q9 Pressing the shortcut key on the keyboard does not show the Samsung Display Manager icon.
A
The Samsung Display Manager icon only appears when both the Magic Keyboard and the Samsung Display Manager program are installed.
Q10 I cannot set up Dual View properly. (For Intel Graphics only.)
A
This may happen when Clone mode is selected for an external monitor.
Press the <Fn>+<F4> key combination to select LCD and try to set up Dual
View again.
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Q11 The screen is rotated, but I cannot return it to the original orientation.
A
This may happen when you have used the screen pivot function or pressed a
wrong key while using the computer. For Intel Graphics, press the Ctrl+Alt+Direction Key ( ↑ : rotate 0 degrees, → : rotate 270 degrees, ↓ : rotate 180 degrees,
← : rotate 90 degrees) to return to the original orientation. For other graphics
cards, use the rotation mode of the Advanced menu supported by the corresponding graphics card company.
Q12 The color is strange when the picture is displayed on the connected monitor
(or projector).
A
Check the monitor signal cable connection and reconnect the cable.
Sound Related
Q1 How to install and uninstall the sound driver
A
To install or uninstall the sound driver from this system, please follow the procedures below.
• Sound Driver Components
The sound driver consists of the following 3 components and the 3 components
are automatically installed during the installation.
– High Definition Audio - KB888111: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High
Definition Audio
– SoundMAX: SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
– Samsung EDS
• Uninstalling the Sound Driver
To remove the sound driver due to a problem or for an update, follow the procedures below.
If you do not follow the sequence below, the sound driver may not be removed
or the reinstalled driver, or may not work properly.
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z
Select Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
x
Remove Samsung EDS first.
c
Remove SoundMAX and restart the computer.
Do not remove the High Definition Audio item. Removing this item also removes the modem device driver.
If you have removed this item, you need to install the modem device driver
again.
• Reinstalling the Sound Driver
If there is an already installed sound driver, uninstall the driver according to the
procedures above.
The sound driver is included on the System Software Media.
z
Insert the System Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
x Select the Sound Driver on either Standard Installation or Custom Installation,
then the 3 components of the sound driver are automatically installed.
• Installing the Sound Driver after a Windows XP Reinstallation
If you install the sound driver after reinstalling Windows XP, the Add Hardware
Wizard (Modem Device) window may appear during the sound driver installation. This happens because the High Definition Audio - KB888111 Hotfix,
which has been installed on your system, has changed the settings to search for
both sound and modem devices. If you install the modem device, this message
will not appear. If necessary, install the modem device together.
The number of the High Definition Audio - KB888111 Hotfix may differ if you
have updated the Hotfix from the Microsoft web site.
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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.
z
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System.
x
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.
c 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).
Q2 I cannot make a call using an extension line.
A
In general, the dial tone of a PBX or a digital phone switching system is not a continuous one, unlike that of a trunk line.
Therefore, the modem may not make a call because the modem mistakes the dial
tone from a PBX or a digital phone switching system as a busy tone.
In this case, complete the following procedures.
- 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
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z
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
x
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
c
In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
v In the Modem tab of the Modem Properties window, clear the 'Wait for dial
tone before dialing' check box.
b
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.
z
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
x
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
c
In the Dialing Rules tab, click Edit.
v 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) ?
A
To receive a fax in Standby Mode, you have to set it up as follows.
z The automatic fax reception function of the fax program needs to be activated.
(For more information, refer to the corresponding fax program manual.)
x
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections.
c
Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options.
v
In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties.
b In the Power Management tab of the Modem Properties window, select the
“With this device, exit the computer from stand-by mode” item and then 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
A1
<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:
z
Select My Network Places > View network connections from the Desktop.
x Click the right button on the touchpad over Local Area Connection, and select
Properties.
c Click Configure, and select Power Management tab. Select ’Allow this device
to bring the computer out of standby’, then click OK. Restart the system.
- When turning the computer off when the network is connected without selecting
the <Wake On LAN> function, the LAN LED may not be turned off.
- The <Wake On LAN> function is only available when the LAN is turned on.
- When connecting a wired LAN while using a wireless LAN, the <Wake On
LAN> function may not work. To use the <Wake On LAN> function, select 'Do
not use Wireless LAN'.
- 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.
A2
z
Click on My Network Place> View network connections on the Desktop.
x
Right-click over Wireless Network Connection and select Disable.
The <Wake On LAN> function is configured so that it is supported in Standby
Mode (S3).
To use this function in Hibernation Mode (S4) or in the Turn Off (S5) state, configure it as follows:
z
Enter the BIOS SETUP and select the Boot menu.
x
Move to the Wake On Lan item and press the Enter key. Change it from Disabled to Enabled and press the Enter key.
Q2
When I connected 100Mbps wired LAN and the computer exits standby/hibernate mode, a message informing 10Mbps wired LAN connection appears.
A
When the computer exits standby/hibernate mode, restoring the network takes
about 3 seconds. When the network is restored, it operates in 100Mbps.
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Wireless LAN Related
Q1 I cannot find an AP.
• Check the Wireless LAN LED.
A
Check if the Wireless LAN LED is on. If off, press the Wireless LAN On/Off button <Fn>+<F9> to turn it on.
• Reinstall the driver.
A
Reinstall the driver using the software media.
• Check the Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service.
A
If the "Windows cannot make this wireless connection" message appears while
searching for wireless networks, it indicates that a program other than Windows
is set to manage the wireless LAN settings.
• To use the wireless LAN settings using Windows:
A
z
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections > Wireless LAN Connection, right-click and check if the
"Windows manages wireless network settings (W)" option is selected in the
Wireless Network tab of the Properties window. If not, select the option.
x
Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Computer Management and click Services and Applications
> Services. In the right pane, double-click the Wireless Zero Configuration and
check if the Startup Type is Automatic and the Status is Started.
Q2
I cannot connect to an AP. (The wireless connection is disconnected frequently.)
• Check the Network Key.
A
Right-click the Wireless Network Connections icon from the Taskbar and click
on 'View available wireless networks'. If wireless networks are found, it indicates that the device is operating properly but the network settings may have a
problem. Please check the Network Key (Encryption Key) and the AP settings.
• Check if there is a device nearby using the same frequency band.
A1
If there is a device nearby using the same frequency band such as another wireless LAN device, wireless video transceiver, microwave oven, plasma bulb, etc.,
channel interference may occur. If you experience interference from another device, it is recommended changing the AP channel.
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A2
When operating in EEE802.11g mode, if there is a IEEE802.11b device operating nearby, you may experience low data rates or even disconnection as it operates in Hybrid mode.
• Check the authentication type.
A
A connection may be disconnected after a period of time if the "Use IEEE 802.1x
network authentication" option is selected when IEEE 802.1x authentication is
not being used.
View the properties of the corresponding AP in the Wireless Network Properties.
In the Authentication tab, unselect the "Use IEEE 802.1x authentication in this
network" option.
For detailed information on the authentication server, ask your network administrator.
• Check the AP settings.
A1
Check if the surroundings are appropriate for a wireless LAN. A wireless LAN
connection may be limited by the surrounding environment and distance. Obstacles such as walls and door mats affect the quality of the wireless LAN signal.
You have to install an AP in a high, open position far away from any other radio
signal sources. If the AP is excessively far away, or is installed at the end of a
building and you are attempting to use the wireless LAN from the other end, you
may not be able to use the wireless communication normally because the signal
is blocked by obstacles between you and the AP (such as a wall).
A2
Check if the AP operates properly. If the AP is not operating properly, turn it off
and on again and try again.
A3
Check if the AP firmware is the latest version. (For more information on the AP
firmware, ask the AP manufacturer or your product provider.)
A4
Check if the AP is properly connected to the network. Connect the LAN cable
from the AP to a computer and check if the network is connected properly.
A5
Check the Network Key (Encryption Key) settings again.
If the automatic password converting function (passphrase function) is enabled
and the wireless connection is normal but you cannot send data over the connection, please enter the Network Key (Encryption Key) manually.
A6
Check the AP settings as follows.
If there are multiple APs running at the same time, check the channel setting of
each AP. If the interval between the channels of the APs is narrow, you may experience electromagnetic interference. Set the channel numbers of the APs so that
the internals between the channels are maximized. (E.g., Ch1, Ch5, Ch9, Ch13)
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If the SSID option is set to Hide, you will not be able to find the AP on your computer. It is recommended unselecting the Hide option of the AP. SSID (Service
Set ID) is a name used to distinguish a wireless LAN from other wireless LANs.
It is recommended using Long Preamble. Preamble is a signal for data transmission synchronization. Although some APs support Short Preamble, there might
be a compatibility problem.
Because 'Fixed' channel selection is more stable then 'Auto' channel selection,
'Fixed' channel selection is recommended. It is recommended not using the
'Block Any' and 'Any Connection Block' functions. Although these functions
block connections at the client side when the network name is Any or Blank, it
may cause a compatibility problem.
For more information on the AP settings, refer to the owner's manual supplied with the AP.
Q3
Although a connection has been established, I cannot connect to the Internet.
• Check the TCP/IP settings.
A
If you cannot connect to the Internet but you are connected to an AP, check if the
TCP/IP settings are configured properly.
When you are not connected to an AP, an X mark appears over the 'Wireless Network Connections' ( ) icon in the Taskbar. If you double-click the icon, the
Search for Wireless Connections window appears. Reconnect to a wireless network referring to the descriptions of Connecting to a Wireless LAN in the Using
the Network section.
When you are connected to an AP, an X mark appears over the 'Wireless Network
Connections' ( ) icon in the Taskbar. Double-click the icon and check if the IP
address is properly allocated on the Support tab. If the IP address is not properly
allocated, the IP address will be displayed as follows; (e.g. 169.254.xxx.xxx).
If your network does not support DHCP, you have to manually configure an IP
address by asking your network administrator.
In addition, even if your network supports DHCP, the Internet connection may not
be available if the DHCP server fails to allocate an IP address to your computer.
Q4 I have configured both wired and wireless connections with the same IP address, but the network connections do not work properly.
A
You cannot use the same IP address for wired and wireless connections. To use only
one IP address for both wired and wireless connections, you must disable one of
them according to your requirements in Network Connections in the Control Panel.
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Q5 After installing the Wireless LAN Setting program, the "AEGIS Protocol
(IEEE 802.1x)" protocol appears in the [Local Area Connect Properties]
window.
A
The protocol is a security authentication protocol that is automatically installed
when the Wireless LAN Settings program is installed and does not affect the program operation.
Q6 (For Intel PROSet) Although I have turned the wireless LAN off using the
Turn Off Wireless LAN button in PROSet, the Wireless LAN LED is still on.
A
This is normal. The Turn Off Wireless LAN button in PROSet just turns off the
wireless LAN software. The wireless LAN hardware is not affected by this operation.
Q7 (For Intel PROSet) After installing PROSet, I cannot manage my wireless
network in Windows.
A
When clicking the "Use Microsoft Client" in the Tools menu of the PROSet, you
can manage wireless network in Windows.
Thereafter, if you wish to manage your wireless network, click the "Activate Intel PROSet/Wireless" in the Tools menu of the PROSet.
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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 <Fn+F4/
A
> Key combination does not work.
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/
>.
Q4 While playing a game, pressing the <Fn>+<F4 /
the screen is not properly displayed.
A
>keys does not work or
Some games and 3D application programs may change the display device control. Therefore, pressing the <Fn>+<F4 / > keys may terminate the running
program or may display an abnormal screen.
Press the <Fn>+<F4 / > keys before launching a program and do not press
them while running the program.
Q5 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'.)
Q6 Some part of a game image is not displayed or is displayed in black.
A
This may happen when running a game designed for DirectX 8.1, such as NHL
2003, MVP Baseball 2003, etc.
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Q7 The game screen is displayed small.
A
[nVidia Graphics]
This may happen when the display settings are set to zoom out mode ('Use center
output'). Change the settings as follows to fit the game screen to the LCD screen.
z
Right-click over the Desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
x
In the [Display Properties] window, select the Settings tab > Advanced > GeForce Go 6600 tab.
c In the Digital Flat Panel Settings field, select 'Display adapter scaling' and
click the Apply button.
[Intel Graphics]
z
Right-click on the Desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
x
In the [Display Properties] window, select the Settings tab > Advanced > Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile tab.
c Select the Display Device menu and click on 'Notebook' in the 'Single Display' field.
v Select the Display Setting menu, click 'Full Screen' in the Extended Display
field and click the Apply button.
Q8 The game play screen frequently stops and starts.
A
[nVidia Graphics]
This may occur when the PowerMizer Setting is set to 'Maximum Power Saving
Function' or 'Balanced'.
z
Right-click on the Desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
x In the [Display Properties] window, select the Settings tab > Advanced > Ge-
Force Go xxxx tab.
c
Select the PowerMizer item, slide the AC outlet and the battery sliders to
Maximum Performance and then click the Apply button.
Q9 The picture is not displayed properly for some games.
A
Some games such as 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', 'Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets', etc. may not display the picture properly when the screen
resolution is set to 1024x768 and the color quality is set to 32 bit.
For these games, set the screen resolution to 1024x768, and the color quality to
16 bit.
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Q10 Game play is not displayed smoothly on the screen.
A
For 3D games, the texture data for the 3D screen display is saved to the system
memory. If there is insufficient system memory, the data is saved to the hard disk
drive and loaded to memory when required. This operation may temporarily stop
displaying the picture on the screen.
In this case, lower the game resolution or the screen settings. (For Delta Force:
Black Hawk Down, Medal of Honor, Battle Field, 1942, etc.)
Bluetooth
Q1 Characters are broken if I receive a business card in Korean or Chinese
using the Bluetooth Send a Business Card function.
A1
This may happen when you send a Korean or Chinese business card by selecting
the Select a business card from the files (*.vcf, *.vcd) option in the Send a
Business Card menu. This is because the contents of the business card file are not
set to Korean or Chinese character set (CHARSET). In this case, directly edit the
contents of the business card file as follows.
z
Right-click over the business card file to be sent (*.vcf, *.vcd) and select
Connect Program > Select Program from the pop-up menu.
x
Select Notepad from the program list.
c
Edit the contents as follows.
Example) N:MagicSense => N;CHARSET=KS_C_5601:MagicSense
For Korean, add CHARSET=KS_C_5601.
For Simplified Chinese (CHS), CHARSET=gb2312.
For Traditional Chinese (CHT), CHARSET=Big5.
A2
To avoid this problem, send a business card directly from the address book of
Microsoft Outlook or select the Select an Outlook business card option in the
Send a Business Card menu and you can now normally send the business card
without editing the VCF file.
Q2 I cannot find or connect the headset.
A1
If the headset is connected to another device and is currently being used, you will
not be able to locate it. In this case, even if you locate the headset, you will not
be able to connect it. Disconnect the headset from the device and then try again.
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A2
If the headset is connected to the power adapter, the Bluetooth wireless
connection is not available. Disconnect the headset from the power adapter and
try again.
A3
A Bluetooth headset generally provides On/Off and Pairing modes. To connect
the headset to another Bluetooth device such as a PC or cellphone, it must be in
Pairing mode. Switch the headset to Pairing mode and try again.
In general, a Bluetooth headset in Pairing mode is automatically switched to On/
Off mode after a pre-determined period of time.
Q3 I have connected the headset, but I cannot hear sound normally.
A1
If the Bluetooth headset is properly connected to a PC, the Control Pane Sound
Playback Device changes to Bluetooth Audio (for a mono headset) or High
Quality Bluetooth Audio (for a stereo headset). If the Sound Playback Device
in the Control Panel is not changed properly, you may not hear any sound.
Check the audio settings in the Control Panel according to the procedures below.
Configuring Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel
z
Double-Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices.
x
Select the Audio tab in the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window.
c
Check if the Sound playback and Sound recording device is set to Bluetooth
audio (for a mono headset) or High Quality Bluetooth audio (for a stereo
headset).
A2
Some headsets cause sound to be played intermittently depending on the
Bluetooth driver and the firmware version. Check your Bluetooth driver
and firmware versions and download the latest versions by connecting to
Zaigen (www.zaizen.co.kr).
• Checking the Version
- Driver Version: In the Taskbar, right-click the Bluetooth icon > Check the
version in the General tab.
- Firmware Version: In the Taskbar, right-click the Bluetooth icon > Check the
version in the Hardware tab.
A3
Check if the headset is properly connected and is operating normally.
A4
Check the volume settings of the headset and the PC.
A5
If a multimedia application such as Windows Media Player is running when
connecting the headset, the headset may not be connected or recognized properly.
Connect the headset first and then launch a multimedia application.
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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:
z Click on Internet Options in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
x
A2
In the Privacy tab of Internet Properties, clear Block pop-ups.
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:
z Click on Internet Options in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Manage
security settings for.
x In the Privacy tab of Internet Properties, click on Settings from Block pop-ups.
c Enter a URL to want to allow pop-ups into Address of Web site to allow and click
on Add.
v
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.
z Click on Windows Firewall in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Man-
age security settings for.
x
From the General tab of Windows Firewall, select ON (recommended).
c
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.
z Click on Automatic Updates in Start > Control Panel > Security Center > Man-
age security settings for.
x
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
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Two virus scanning programs on one computer may cause system conflicts. Remove one of the programs from the system.
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)
Visit the Microsoft Web site (www.microsoft.com) regularly to check the latest
list.
Other
Q1 4GB memory capacity is not properly recognized by Windows.
A
Windows XP SP2 cannot display a memory capacity over 4GB due to license and
driver compatibility problems. Even if the system information shows only 3GB
of memory, the system memory capacity is 4GB and is normal.
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Using Samsung Magic Doctor
Samsung Magic Doctor is a troubleshooting program provided by Samsung Computer
supporting the system diagnostics and remote assistance functions.
Before Starting!
The System Diagnostics function enables users to diagnose the system connection status, any problems affecting system operations and to resolve any
located problems.
The Remote Assistance function enables users to resolve computer problems
by chatting with a Samsung Computer agent. In addition, the remote diagnostics function enables an agent to connect to your computer remotely, diagnose
the problem and find a solution to your problem.
Diagnosing the System
1. Select Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung Magic Doctor > Samsung
Magic Doctor.
2. Click the Diagnose the System icon.
The system status diagnostics start.
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3. When the system status diagnostics are complete, the diagnostics result appears.
If a problem has been found, click on Cure for Samsung Magic Doctor to cure the
problem.
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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.
•
•
•
•
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.
Since changes made after the Recovery Point may not be maintained, please
back-up all necessary files to another location before performing system recovery.
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. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
2. Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time", and then click Next.
3. Select the desired restore date from the calendar restoration and select the desired
restore point from the list, and then click Next.
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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 Media.
This computer is optimized for Microsoft Windows XP, therefore drivers for
other operating systems are not included on the System Software Media.
Running the system software Media
Insert the system software Media 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 Media 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 Media.
(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.
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 Media 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 dis-
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played. You do not need to enter anything. In a moment, the Windows XP
installation 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 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 Media.
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 93.
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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 Media.
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Specifications
System Specification
The system specifications will be described below. The system specifications may differ depending on the derived models.
Item
Specification
Remarks
CPU
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
®
Core ™ 2 Duo Processor
Core ™ Processor Duo
Core ™ Processor Solo
Intel Celeron® M Processor
Optional
Cache memory
1MB / 2MB / 4MB
Optional
Main memory
256/512MB / Max 4GB, Memory type : DDR2 SODIMM
Optional
Main Chipset
Intel 945PM / 945GM / 940GML, ICH7M
Optional
Hard disk drive (HDD)
9.5mmH 2.5" HDD
40GB/60GB/80GB/100GB/120GB
Optional
CD drive
CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, RW-Combo, DVD Super Multi
Optional
Graphics
NVIDIA Geforce Go 7300/7400 (64MB/128MB)
Intel 945GM / 940GML Graphics (DVMT 64MB/128MB)
Optional
Sound
High Definition Audio Codec AD1986A
Network Interface
Modem: V.92
Wired LAN: Realtek RTL8100C(L) 10/100
Wireless LAN: 802.11ABG, 802.11BG
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Optional
Optional
Optional
PC Card Slot
PCMCIA Type I and II Compatible
Multi Card Slot
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD Card, MMC, Highspeed MMC, xD
card Supported
Optional
Ports
USB 2.0 x 2, Monitor, Headphone, Microphone, Modem(RJ-11,
optional), LAN(RJ-45), DC Jack, Security Lock Port
Optional
Dimensions (mm)
339.5 x 256.6 x 26.7 ~ 34.5
WxDxH
LCD
14.1" WXGA(1280 x 800)
Weight
2.18 ~ 2.22kg
Optional
Battery
Lithium-Ion smart battery: 4 Cells or 8 Cells
Optional
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
Output Power
60/90W
Output Voltage
19.0VDC
Optional
The system specifications are subject to change without notice. For detailed system specifications, refer to the product
catalog.
The capacity of the hard disk drive with Samsung Recovery Solution will be displayed as less than the specified
capacity.
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Wireless LAN Specification (Optional)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Product Specification
Item
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
Physical
Specifications
Power Specification
Network
Specifications
(Width X Height) 30.0 x 50.95 mm
operation temperature and
humidity
Same as system operation
Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
Humidity: less than 85%
Power Saving Mode
70 mW
Receiving Mode
0.95 W
Transmission Mode
1.4 W
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP
- NDIS5 Miniport Driver
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement(ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit / 128bit
WPA*, CCX*
* 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 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" (p67). For more information, ask your network administrator.
Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz, 5GHz
Support Channels
Channels allowed per country.
Device
Transceiver
Standard Output Power
5 mW
Transmission Method
11a mode: OFDM
11b mode: DSSS
11g mode: OFDM
Transmission Rate (Mbps) *
11a mode** : 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6
11b mode: 11, 5.5, 2, and 1
11g mode*** : 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6
Antenna Type
Internal Antenna 1 EA (Main)
* The transmission rate may differ from the actual transmission rate.
** 11a mode is supported only when the device is connected with an IEEE802.11a device (e.g. IEEE802.11a
compatible Access Point).
***11g mode is supported only when you are connected to an IEEE 802.11g device (e.g. An Access Point
supporting IEEE 802.11g).
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Atheros AR5006EX Wireless Network Adapter Device
Product Specification
Item
Detailed Specifications
Dimensions
Physical
Specifications
(Width X Height) 30 X 50.95 mm
operation temperature and
humidity
Same as system operation
Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
Humidity: 85%
Power Saving Mode
726mW
Receiving Mode
1.353W
Transmission Mode
2.046W
Power
3.3V
Compatibility
IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP
- NDIS5 Miniport Driver
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement(ACK)
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy support (WEP) 64bit / 128bit
*WPA, *CCX
Power Specification
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 or Atheros Client Utility may be required depending on the network settings. For more information, ask your
network administrator.
Radio Specifications
RF Band
2.4GHz
Support Channels
Channels allowed per country.
Device
Transceiver
Modulation Scheme
11b Mode: DSSS, CCK 11g Mode: OFDM
Standard Output Power
MAX 10 mW
*Transmission Rate
**11g mode: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6
11b mode: 11, 5.5, 2, 1
Antenna Type
Internal Antenna 1 EA (Main)
* The data rate may differ from the real data transmission rate.
**11g mode is supported only when device is connected with an IEEE 802.11g device. (e.g. Access Point supported IEEE 802.11g)
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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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