Medion S 5610 User manual

Medion S 5610 User manual
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Keep these instructions with your computer at all times. The proper set up, use and
care can help extend the life of your computer. In the event that you transfer
ownership of this computer, please provide these instructions to the new owner.
This manual is divided into sections to help you find the information you require.
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Center after booting up your Notebook. We have listed further useful sources of
information starting on page 60.
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It is important to document the details of your Notebook purchase in the event you
need warranty service. The serial number can be found on the back of the
Notebook:
Serial Number
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Date of Purchase
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Place of Purchase
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Audience
These instructions are intended for both the novice and advanced user. Regardless
of the possible professional utilization, this Notebook is designed for day-to-day
household use. The functions and applications for use with this Notebook have
been designed with the entire family in mind.
Quality
We have selected the components in this computer for their high level of
functionality, ease of use, safety and reliability.
Through balanced hardware and software design we are able to provide you with
an innovative personal computer useful for applications relating to both work and
leisure.
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Safety Instructions
Table of Contents:
Safety and Maintenance......................................................................... 1
Safety Instructions ...........................................................................................3
Data Security...............................................................................................4
Set-Up Location...........................................................................................4
Ambient Temperature .................................................................................5
Working in Comfort ....................................................................................6
Connecting .................................................................................................7
Power supply.........................................................................................7
Cabling..................................................................................................8
Information about the regulatory compliance according to R&TTE .............9
Touch Pad ...................................................................................................9
Battery Operation......................................................................................10
Views & Handling ................................................................................11
Included with Your Notebook .......................................................................13
Views ............................................................................................................14
Open Notebook ........................................................................................14
Left Side ....................................................................................................15
Right Side..................................................................................................15
Device Indicators.......................................................................................16
Getting Started..............................................................................................17
How to start: .............................................................................................17
Step 1 ..................................................................................................17
Step 2 ..................................................................................................19
Step 3 ..................................................................................................19
Short description of the Windows® Desktop .........................................20
Main Components ................................................................................23
Power Supply................................................................................................25
On/Off Button...........................................................................................25
Power Adapter ..........................................................................................26
Battery Operation......................................................................................27
Inserting the Battery ............................................................................27
Removing the Battery ..........................................................................27
Charging the Battery............................................................................28
Discharging the battery .......................................................................28
Battery Performance ............................................................................29
Power Management..................................................................................30
Sleep Mode (
Ö
) ....................................................................30
Hibernate Mode (
Ö ) ..................................................................30
Using the Power Saving Quick Button .......................................................31
Display ..........................................................................................................32
Opening and Closing the Display..............................................................32
Screen Resolution......................................................................................33
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Personalization Appearance and Sound ....................................................33
Connecting an External Monitor ...............................................................34
Duplicating the Desktop ......................................................................35
Extending the Desktop.........................................................................35
Data Entry .....................................................................................................36
The Keyboard............................................................................................36
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations ..................................................36
Touch Pad .................................................................................................37
The Hard drive...............................................................................................38
Important Directories ................................................................................39
The Optical Drive ..........................................................................................40
Loading a Disc...........................................................................................40
Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc ..................................................42
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs .............................................42
Regional Playback Information for DVD.....................................................43
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter...............................................43
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs ..............................................................43
The Sound Card ............................................................................................44
External Audio Ports ..................................................................................45
The Network .................................................................................................47
What is a network?....................................................................................47
Ethernet-Network ................................................................................47
Wireless LAN ........................................................................................48
Troubleshooting within the Network ...................................................49
The Multimedia Card Reader .........................................................................50
Inserting Memory Cards............................................................................50
Removing Memory Cards..........................................................................50
Express Card .................................................................................................51
Installing Express Card ..............................................................................51
Removing Express Card.............................................................................51
Webcam (optional) .......................................................................................52
Actual example using Windows Messenger...............................................52
Bluetooth (optional)......................................................................................53
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port.......................................................................54
eSATA / USB port.......................................................................................55
Remove eSATA devices ........................................................................55
Securing the Notebook .................................................................................56
Fingerprint Sensor (optional) ....................................................................56
Benefits of this technology...................................................................56
Configuration of the software: .............................................................56
Fast user switching ..............................................................................57
File Encryption .....................................................................................58
File Decryption ....................................................................................58
Startup Password ......................................................................................59
Using a safety lock.....................................................................................59
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Safety Instructions
Software........................................................................................................60
Getting to Know Windows Vista® ...............................................................60
Windows Vista® – Quickstartguide........................................................60
Windows Vista® – Help and Support.....................................................60
Windows Vista® – Welcome Center.......................................................61
Windows Vista® – User Account Control ...............................................62
Software Installation .................................................................................63
Uninstall Software................................................................................64
Windows Activation ..................................................................................65
Product activation on your Notebook ..................................................65
The BIOS Set-up-Program..........................................................................66
Running the BIOS Set-up .....................................................................66
First Aid ...............................................................................................67
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions................................................................69
Data and System Security..............................................................................70
Data Security.............................................................................................70
Maintenance Programs .............................................................................70
Windows® Update......................................................................................71
Windows Update Information for Data Security ...................................72
System Restore ..............................................................................................73
Correction.................................................................................................73
System Restore powered by Symantec ......................................................74
Limits of the Recovery ..........................................................................74
Performing the State of Delivery ..........................................................74
Troubleshooting............................................................................................75
Localize the Cause.....................................................................................75
Check Cables and Connections............................................................75
Errors And Possible Causes...................................................................76
Additional Support....................................................................................77
Driver Support ..........................................................................................77
Maintenance .................................................................................................78
Care of the TFT Display .............................................................................78
Transporting the Notebook .......................................................................79
Recycling and Disposal..............................................................................80
Batteries and Proper Treatment............................................................80
Upgrades and Repairs ...............................................................................82
Notes for Service Engineers..................................................................82
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Appendix .............................................................................................83
Standards ......................................................................................................85
Electromagnetic Compatibility ..................................................................85
ISO 13406-2 Class II ..................................................................................85
FCC Compliance Statement ......................................................................87
Conditions of Warranty for the United Kingdom ...........................................88
Index.............................................................................................................94
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Safety
Chapter 1
Subject
Page
Handling
Safety and Maintenance
Safety Instructions ............................................................. 3
Data Security...................................................................... 4
Ambient Temperature ...................................................... 5
Working in Comfort .......................................................... 6
Connecting ........................................................................ 7
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE ........................................................... 9
Components
Set-up Location .................................................................. 4
Touch Pad .......................................................................... 9
Appendix
Aid
Battery Operation............................................................. 10
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Safety Instructions
Safety
Safety Instructions
•
Keep the packing materials, such as foil away from children. The danger of
suffocation could arise in the case of misuse.
•
Do not open the case of the notebook, the battery or the power adaptor.
When the case is open there is a danger of severe electric shock.
•
CD-ROM-/CDRW-/DVD-drives are Laser Class 1 devices. These lasers must
remain in their sealed casing. DO NOT remove the drive covers, as exposure
to the lasers may be harmful.
•
Do not insert objects through the slots and openings of the notebook. This
may lead to electric shock, electrical short-circuit or fire that will damage
your notebook.
•
Slots and openings in the notebook serve to ventilate it. Do not cover up
these openings, because the notebook could overheat.
•
The notebook is not intended to be operated in a heavy industry company.
Operation under extreme environmental conditions can result in damage to
your notebook.
•
Do not operate the notebook during a thunderstorm, in order to avoid
damage through lightning strike.
•
Never place objects on top of the notebook that would exert any pressure
on the display. There is a danger that even slight pressure may break the TFT
display.
•
There is a risk of injury if the TFT display breaks. Use protective gloves to
pack up the broken pieces and contact customer service to arrange for
proper disposal. It is important to thoroughly wash your hands after
handling a broken TFT display. There is a chance that chemicals may have
been released.
•
To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than 120º. Do not
forcibly open it.
•
In order to avoid damage to the display, do not touch it with your fingers or
sharp objects.
•
Never lift the notebook by the TFT Display; doing so could break the hinges.
Safety Instructions
Components
Do not allow small children to play unattended with electrical equipment.
Children are incapable of judging potential risks properly.
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Appendix
Aid
•
Handling
Please follow the instructions in this section for the safe operation of your
notebook:
Switch off your Notebook immediately or do not switch it on at all and
contact customer service …
•
… if the power cord or the connectors attached to it are burnt or damaged.
Replace the defective power cord with an original power cord. Under no
circumstances may a defective power cord be repaired.
•
... if the housing of the Notebook is damaged or fluids have leaked into it.
Have the Notebook checked by customer service first, because the Notebook
may not be safely operated otherwise and there may be a life-threatening
risk of electrocution!
Data Security
Attention!
Every time you update your data make back-up copies on an external
storage medium. The supplier does not assume liability for data loss
or damage to data storage units, and no claims can be accepted for
damages resulting from the loss of data or consequential losses.
Set-Up Location
4
•
Keep your notebook and all connected peripherals away from moisture,
dust, heat and direct sunlight. Failure to do so can lead to Notebook
malfunction or damage.
•
It is highly recommended you do not use the notebook outdoors.
•
Operate the notebook and all peripherals on a stable, balanced and
vibration-free surface.
•
Do not leave the base of your notebook on your lap or any part of your body
for a long period of time. The notebook can become very warm while it is
turned on or charging and can cause discomfort or injury from heat
exposure.
•
In the first hours of operation, new devices may emit a typical, unavoidable
but completely harmless smell, which will decline increasingly in the course
of time. We recommend that you ventilate the room regularly, in order to
counteract the formation of the smell. During the development of this
product, we have made sure that the applicable limits are clearly lowered.
Safety Instructions
•
When powered off, the notebook can be stored at temperatures between
32° and 140° F (0° and 60° C).
•
Unplug the cable during thunderstorms and make especially sure to remove
the antenna cables, if present. We recommend the use of a surge protector
for additional safety, in order to protect your notebook from being damaged
by power peaks or lightning strikes through the power network.
•
Wait until the notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before
turning it on or connecting it to the power adapter. Drastic variations in
temperature and humidity can create condensation within the Notebook
and may cause it to short-circuit.
•
For transporting the notebook keep the original packing.
Safety
The notebook is most reliably operated at an ambient temperature between
+41° (5° C) and +104° F (40° C) and at a relative humidity between 20% and
70% (without condensation).
Appendix
Aid
Components
•
Handling
Ambient Temperature
Safety Instructions
5
Working in Comfort
Sitting in one position for long periods can be uncomfortable. To minimize the
potential for physical discomfort or injury, it’s important that you maintain proper
posture.
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•
Back – While sitting at your work surface, make sure your back is supported
by the chair’s backrest in erect position or angled slightly backwards.
•
Arms – Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows close to your sides,
with forearms and hands approximately parallel to the floor.
•
Wrists – Your wrists should be as straight as possible while using the
keyboard, mouse or trackball. They should not be bent sideways, or more
than 10 degrees up or down.
•
Legs – Your thighs should be horizontal or angled slightly downward. Your
lower legs should be near a right angle to your thighs. Your feet should rest
flat on the floor. If necessary, use a footrest, but double check that you have
your seat height adjusted correctly before getting a footrest.
•
Head – Your head should be upright or tilted slightly forward. Avoid
working with your head or trunk twisted.
•
Overall – Change your position frequently and take regular breaks to avoid
fatigue.
Safety Instructions
Safety
Connecting
Pay attention to the following information, in order to connect your notebook
correctly:
The electric outlet must be in the vicinity of the notebook and within reach
of the power adapter cables.
•
To disconnect your notebook from the power source, or set the notebook to
battery operation, remove the power cord from the notebook’s power
socket.
•
Only use the notebook with a power adaptor operating at
AC 110-240V~/50-60 Hz. For details on power consumption, please refer to
the rating plate on the rear of your notebook. If you are unsure of the type
of power supply available at the point of use, ask your local power
company.
•
Use only the supplied power cord and power adapter.
•
If using an extension cord, make certain that it meets your local safety
requirements. If in doubt, consult an electrician.
•
To provide additional protection against electric shock, power surges,
lightning strikes, or other electrical damage to your notebook, we
recommend the use of a surge protector.
•
Firstly remove the plug, and then the connector of the notebook, from the
power source, if you want to detach the network adapter from the mains
power supply. A reverse sequence could damage the network adapter or the
notebook. Always hold the connector firmly when removing it. Never pull
on the power cord.
Components
•
Aid
Do not open the power adapter housing. When the housing is open there is
a danger of severe electric shock. It contains no user-serviceable parts.
Appendix
•
Handling
Power supply
Safety Instructions
7
Cabling
8
•
Arrange cables so no one can walk on or trip over them.
•
Do not place objects on any of the cables.
•
To avoid damage to your Notebook, connect your peripherals (e.g.,
keyboard, mouse and monitor) whilst your notebook is powered off. Some
devices can be connected whilst your notebook is in use. These devices
usually have a USB connector. Please follow the appropriate instructions for
each device.
•
Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three feet) away from
high frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions,
loudspeaker cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid
malfunctions and/or loss of data.
•
Please note that only shielded cables shorter than
3 metres (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB, IEEE 1394, audio,
video and network interfaces with this notebook. Please use only doubly
screened cables in the case of printer cables.
•
Do not replace the cables supplied. Only use the cable supplied with the
notebook, since that cable will have been tested extensively in our
laboratory.
•
Also only use the connection cables supplied with the devices to connect
your peripherals.
•
Make sure that all connecting cables are connected with the respective
peripheral devices, in order to avoid perturbing radiation. Remove any
cables not needed.
•
The connection of devices is limited to equipment that complies with
EN60950 “Safety of information technology equipment” or EN60065
“Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements”.
Safety Instructions
Safety
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE
The following remote equipment has been supplied with this notebook:
The company declares herewith that these devices are in agreement with the
fundamental requirements and the other relevant terms of the 1999/5/EG
Guideline. Complete declarations of conformity are available under
www.medion.com/conformity.
Touch Pad
Aid
Light pressure with the tip of your finger is all that is required to operate the
touch pad. Because the touch pad is electrostatic sensitive, objects cannot
be used in place of your fingers. Using a pen or other object can damage the
touch pad or cause the notebook to malfunction.
Appendix
•
Handling
Wireless LAN
Components
•
Due to the capacity of the built-in wireless LAN solution (> 100 mW) the device may
only be used within buildings in France.
Currently none of the other EU-countries have any restrictions. For use in other
countries please obtain information about the applicable regulations locally.
Safety Instructions
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Battery Operation
To extend the life and power of your battery and guarantee secure operation, the
instructions below should be followed:
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•
Never expose the battery to direct sunlight or heat for long periods.
•
Do not dispose of the battery by fire.
•
Disregarding these instructions will lead to damage and under some
circumstances may even cause the battery to explode.
•
Do not open the battery housing; it contains no user-serviceable parts.
•
Keep the battery away from electrically conductive materials, chemical
substances and cleaning agents.
•
Only use the originally supplied power adapter to charge the battery.
•
Ensure (through the display or the signalling sound of the notebook) that
the battery is completely discharged before recharging it.
•
Replace the battery only with the same type or an equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
•
Charge the battery only until the battery charging light goes out. Also, refer
to the instructions under “Charging the Battery” on page 28 for instructions
on checking the battery level.
•
Only change the battery when the unit is switched off.
•
Batteries are classified as special waste and should always be disposed of
properly. Contact Customer Service for more details.
Safety Instructions
Safety
Chapter 2
Subject
Page
Handling
Views & Handling
Included with your notebook ............................................13
Open notebook...................................................................14
Getting started ....................................................................17
Aid
Power and status indicators.................................................16
Appendix
Right side ............................................................................15
Components
Left side...............................................................................15
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Included with Your Notebook
Safety
Included with Your Notebook
Notebook
•
Battery
•
Power adapter with connection cable (Model: KSAFK1900474T1M2)
•
Application-/Support-Disc
•
OEM version of operating system
•
Documentation
Appendix
Aid
Components
•
Handling
Please check that the contents are complete and notify us within 14 days of
purchase if any of the following components are missing:
Included with Your Notebook
13
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Open Notebook
1
2
3
3
4
6
5
7
8
9
(Diagram the same)
1
- Webcam (optional) ............................................................... (Ö p. 52)
2
- TFT display ............................................................................. (Ö p. 32)
3
- Stereo speaker
4
- Power Saving Quick Button ................................................... (Ö p. 31)
5
- Palm rest
6
- Keyboard ............................................................................... (Ö p. 36)
7
- Touchpad .............................................................................. (Ö p. 37)
8
- Device indicators ................................................................... (Ö p. 16)
9
- Fingerprint Sensor (optional) ................................................. (Ö p. 56)
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Views
10
Safety
Left Side
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
- Power ON/OFF ...................................................................... (Ö p. 25)
- External monitor port VGA .................................................... (Ö p. 34)
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- Kensington lock .................................................................... (Ö p. 59)
13
- LAN port (RJ-45) ................................................................... (Ö p. 47)
14
- USB port ............................................................................... (Ö p. 54)
15
- HDMI connector .................................................................... (Ö p. 34)
16
- Multimedia card reader ........................................................ (Ö p. 50)
17
- Express Card ......................................................................... (Ö p. 51)
Components
10
11
Handling
(Diagram the same)
Right Side
19
20
21
22
14
23
14
- USB port ............................................................................... (Ö p. 54)
18
- Audio Out / headphones* ...................................................... (Ö p. 45)
19
- Microphone* ........................................................................ (Ö p. 45)
20
- Audio Out* /
Digital Audio Out (S/P-DIF, optical) ....................................... (Ö p. 45)
21
- e-SATA / USB port .................................................................. (Ö p. 55)
22
- Optical Drive ....................................................................... (Ö p. 40)
23
- Power socket ....................................................................... (Ö p. 26)
Appendix
(Diagram the same)
* Ports with dual function. Configuration is set with the included software
(Ö p. 45).
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Aid
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15
Device Indicators
LED's indicate the power and operating system states of the Notebook. The
meaning of each LED is:
Battery LED
It is explained in the following how this LED behaves in different
situations:
On
Battery is charging.
Blinking
Battery power is low.
Access indicator
This LED lights or flashes when the notebook is accessing the hard
disk or the optical drive.
Num Lock
This LED lights when NUM-Lock has been activated (NumLk).
Capital Lock
This LED lights when CAPS-Lock has been activated. This sets the
keyboard to capital letters.
Wireless LAN
This LED would be lit when the wireless LAN function is activated
(optional).
Bluetooth
This LED would be lit when the Bluetooth function is activated
(optional).
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Safety
Getting Started
Before you get started using your notebook, first take a few moments to read the
important section on Safety. This notebook comes with software fully preinstalled. You do not have to install any of the discs supplied.
Insert the battery before bringing the notebook into operation by sliding the
battery pack into the compartment.
•
Connect the supplied power adapter to the notebook at the notebook
power socket (23). Connect the power adapter via a power cable to a free
AC power outlet.
•
Open the display to the required position with your thumb and index
fingers. To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than 120º.
Do not forcibly open it.
•
Please ensure that the battery is inserted and the power adapter connected
when operating the Notebook for the first time. If you fail to do this,
®
Windows Vista will not be able to calculate the performance index correctly.
Appendix
Aid
•
Components
Step 1
Handling
How to start:
Getting Started
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•
Switch the notebook on by operating the On/Off Switch (10). The notebook
starts and now goes through a number of phases.
Note
Make sure there is no bootable disc (e.g., the Recovery disc) in the
optical drive. Such discs will prevent the operating system from
loading off the hard drive.
The operating system is loaded from the hard disk. During the initial set-up, the
loading process takes slightly longer than normal to register the operating system
and the individual components completely. Your operating system is finished
loading when a welcome screen is shown on your display.
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Getting Started
Safety
Step 2
Follow the instructions on the screen. Dialogue boxes will explain any steps that
need to be taken.
The greeting procedure will guide you through a series of dialogue boxes. The
information in each dialogue box will explain the steps that need to be taken.
License Agreement
The greeting procedure also displays the license agreement. Please read this
carefully. It contains important legal information on the use of your
software. In order to see the full text, use the mouse and the scroll bar on
the right side of the screen to move downwards until you have reached the
end of the document. You accept the agreement by clicking on the “I
accept the agreement” option field. Only by doing so will you be
entitled to use the product under lawful terms and conditions.
Step 3
After the login procedure the Windows® desktop appears on your screen.
You will find a brief overview on the following pages.
®
After the login procedure the Windows desktop appears on your screen. This can
be adjusted so that the screen of your computer looks different.
Handling
•
.
Components
Should you have any questions just click on
Appendix
Aid
However, basic operation is guaranteed.
Getting Started
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Short description of the Windows® Desktop
After the login procedure the Windows® Vista® desktop appears on your screen.
(Your desktop might not look exactly like the one shown here.)
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1. Start Button
Clicking the Start button brings up a menu where you can access help, software
programs, files, and settings.
2. All Programs
All of the software programs installed on your notebook are ordinarily listed here.
Click All Programs to reveal an extensive menu.
3. Program Bar
The most commonly used software programs are listed here.
4. Turn Off Computer
Click on this interface with the left mouse button and select the Shut Down
option, in order to switch the Notebook off.
5. Task Bar
Here you receive information and status reports about Windows® Vista® and which
programs are running.
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Getting Started
Desktop icons link to their respective programs. To start a program, double-click its
desktop icon.
Safety
6. Desktop Icons
7. Logged in User
This tells you which user is logged in to your notebook.
8. Control Panel
You can use the icons in Control Panel to change the appearance and functionality
of Windows® Vista®. These icons represent options for configuring your notebook.
Handling
9. Windows® Vista® Help
Appendix
Aid
Components
Here you can find information on using your notebook, networking, backup, and
many other tasks.
Getting Started
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Getting Started
Safety
Chapter 3
Subject
Page
Handling
Main Components
Power Supply .....................................................................25
Display ...............................................................................31
Hard Drive...........................................................................38
Optical Drive .......................................................................40
Sound Card.........................................................................44
Network ..............................................................................47
WLAN (optional)............................................................48
Components
Data entry ..........................................................................36
The Multimedia Card Reader ...............................................50
Express Card ......................................................................51
Webcam (optional) .............................................................52
Bluetooth (optional)............................................................53
eSATA port ....................................................................55
Aid
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port / ..........................................54
Securing the Notebook ......................................................56
Appendix
Software..............................................................................60
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Power Supply
Safety
Power Supply
On/Off Button
The operational indicator will inform you about the operational status of the
notebook. The notebook will always be switched off, if the main switch is pressed
for more than 4 seconds.
Components
Handling
Power on or off your notebook by pressing the on/off button (10) briefly.
Aid
Warning!
Appendix
Do not switch off your notebook while the hard disk or the optical
drive is running and the corresponding media activity LEDs are lit.
Otherwise data may be lost. To protect the hard disk you should
always wait for 20 seconds after powering down the notebook before
powering it up again.
Power Supply
25
Power Adapter
Your notebook is supplied with a universal AC power adapter, which automatically
adjusts to the available power source. The following levels are supported:
AC 100-240V~/ 50-60 Hz. Please follow the power supply safety
instructions found on page 5.
The power adapter is connected via a power cord to an AC outlet. The DC power
lead from the power adapter is connected to the right side of the notebook (23).
The adapter provides the notebook with power and also charges the battery. The
power supply indicators of the notebook provide details on the operating state. The
battery is also being charged when you are working on your notebook with the
power adapter. The power adapter is still live if the notebook is not connected with
it. You should therefore unplug the power adapter from the outlet if it is not
connected to the notebook.
Warning!
Use only the power adapter and power cord supplied with your
notebook.
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Power Supply
Safety
Battery Operation
Note
Please charge and discharge the new battery completely two to three
times in succession, so that it will achieve its full performance!
Batteries store electrical energy in their cells and then deliver it when needed.
Handling
The useful life and performance of your battery depend on careful handling.
The battery should be completely discharged before a charging process and
completely charged again, in order to optimize its useful life and its performance.
You must also pay attention to the Safety Notes from page 8.
Inserting the Battery
Components
Slide the battery into the battery compartment
Removing the Battery
1. Make sure that the computer is not turned on or connected to AC power.
2. Place the computer upside down.
3. Slide the battery security lock outward to the unlock (
).
Appendix
Aid
4. Slide the battery release lever outward to the unlock ( ) position (o) and,
while holding it in the unlock position, remove the battery pack off the
computer (p).
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Warning!
Do not remove the battery while the notebook is running on battery
power. You increase the possibility of losing data.
Warning!
Pay attention that the contacts to the battery and the notebook are
not dirty or damaged when storing the battery and using the
notebook. This could lead to malfunctions.
Charging the Battery
The battery is charged via the power adapter. If the power adapter is connected, it
charges the battery automatically, whether the notebook is turned on or not. When
the notebook is switched off, full charging takes a few hours. If the notebook is
switched on, the charging process takes a significantly longer time.
Note
The charging process will be interrupted if the temperature or the
voltage of the battery is too high.
Discharging the battery
Operate the notebook by means of the battery until it switches off independently
because of the low battery charge.
Note
Think about saving your open files in good time, to avoid a possible
loss of data.
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Power Supply
The particular operating duration will vary according to the setting of the energy
saving functions. You can adjust these to your requirements under Energy
Options in System Control. Apart from this, your notebook will require a higher
power demand when carrying out certain tasks, such as playing back a DVD.
Safety
Battery Performance
Checking the Battery Level
Handling
In order to check the current level of the
battery, move the cursor over the
power symbol in the taskbar.
The symbol of a battery is displayed
during battery operation.
Components
You will receive additional information
about settings if you double click on
this symbol.
Note
If you ignore the warning signal when the battery level is low, your
notebook goes into hibernate mode.
Warning!
Appendix
Aid
Never remove the battery while the notebook is switched on or if the
notebook has not yet gone into hibernate mode, as this may lead to
loss of data.
Power Supply
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Power Management
Your notebook offers automatic and modifiable power saving functions that you
can use to maximize battery life and reduce overall operating costs. The power
saving modes are known as sleep mode and hibernate mode.
Sleep Mode (
Ö
)
When in sleep mode, the contents of the RAM of your notebook are preserved
while practically all other components of your notebook are shut down, reducing
your power consumption to a minimum. By pressing any key on the keypad, you
can bring your notebook back to the fully operational state. You will restart at
precisely the line in which you were working prior to the interruption. The
computer takes less time to go into and come out of sleep mode, but uses more
power than hibernate mode.
Hibernate Mode (
Ö
)
The hibernate mode is an alternative to a complete shutdown of the notebook. In
this mode all data from RAM (system and graphic data) are copied to the hard disk
as a file. As soon as the data has been safely saved, the notebook powers down.
When the notebook is switched on again, this file is written back to RAM by the
BIOS. In a few moments the notebook is in the exact state as when it was last used.
If while working on a document the notebook is closed (assuming the correct ACPI
setting), the notebook saves the data in RAM for you automatically. You will restart
at precisely the line in which you were working prior to the interruption. The
computer uses no power while it is in hibernate mode, but it takes a little longer for
the computer to go into and come out of hibernation compared to sleep.
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Power Supply
Safety
Using the Power Saving Quick Button
Enabling/Disabling Power Saving Mode
1. Press the power saving quick button to enter into power saving mode when
using battery power.
While entering into power saving mode, the system will turn down the
panel backlight and sacrifices processing speed to gain more battery life.
Handling
2. Press the button once more to go back to normal mode (disable power
saving mode).
Note
Appendix
Aid
Components
The power saving quick button works only when using battery
power.
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Display
Unlike a normal monitor, the TFT display does not produce either radiation or
flicker.
Opening and Closing the Display
The display is locked by means of a special construction of the display hinge, so
that an additional lock is not necessary.
1. To open, lift the display with your thumbs and index finger and position it as
desired.
Warning!
To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than
120º. Do not forcibly open it.
The opening and closing of the display can be assigned various functions via the
Power management feature.
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Display
Personalization Appearance and Sound
This program offers you the possibility of adjusting the presentation on your
display. This includes the background colour, the screensaver, Active Desktop
(web), additional display settings and your graphics card, for example. The
program can be started as follows:
•
Right mouse click on the Windows interface (Desktop) and left mouse click
on Personalization
or
Through Start Ö Control Panel Ö Personalization appearance and
sound, by means of a double click with the left mouse button.
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Aid
•
Components
Handling
The integral screen has a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. If you change to a
presentation with different characteristics in the Windows “Personalization” Help
Program, the display will not appear on the whole area of the screen, among other
effects. Using a higher resolution can lead to distortion of the display, especially
with text. Using a lower resolution may cause the display to use only a portion of
the screen area. You will adjust the presentation to the mode supported with the
Windows “Personalization” Help Program.
Safety
Screen Resolution
You will have the possibility of changing the DPI setting, for example, in order to
optimise the display presentation. Click on Adjust front size (DPI) to do this.
Display
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Connecting an External Monitor
The notebook has a VGA port (11) for connecting an external monitor.
1. Shut down your notebook.
2. Connect the video signal cable of the external monitor to the VGA port of
the notebook (11).
Alternatively, you will be able to use the digital HDMI (High Definition
Multimedia Interface) connection (15) for the transmission of image and
sound signals.
3. Connect the external monitor to the electrical socket and power it up.
4. Start your notebook.
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Display
Safety
Handling
The external screen will be determined after the operating system has been loaded.
The following Window will appear and various possible presentations will be
offered to you:
This mode duplicates the display of the Notebook on the external monitor.
You will switch between the following combinations with the help of the Fn + F5
key combination:
•
Only Notebook (1 x Fn + F5)
•
Only external monitor (2 x Fn + F5)
•
Notebook + external monitor (3 x Fn + F5)
Components
Duplicating the Desktop
Note
Aid
Both devices must have been set to the same image resolution in the
case of this mode.
Extending the Desktop
An empty Desktop will be displayed on the second [external] monitor in this mode.
Windows from the first screen cane shifted to the second one and vice versa.
The screen resolution and the colour quality of the individual display devices can be
set under “Control Panel Ö Personalize Ö Display Settings”.
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Appendix
This option does not support the key combination Fn + F5.
Data Entry
The Keyboard
By dual assignment of certain keys you have the same range of functions available
to you as with a normal Windows keyboard. Some functions are input using the Fn
key, which is normal on notebook computers.
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations
Combination
Fn + F1
Description
WLAN
Enables or disables the WLAN function.
Fn + F2
Bluetooth
Enables or disables the Bluetooth function.
Fn + F3
Fn + F4
Fn + F5
Decreases the volume.
Increases the volume.
Display
Toggles the display screen between internal monitor, external
monitor and simultaneous display.
Fn + F6
Fn + F7
Fn + F10
Reduces screen brightness.
Enhances screen brightness.
Mute
Switches the loudspeakers on / off.
Fn + F11
Background lighting
Switches the backlight off to save power. Pressing any key
switches the backlight on again.
Fn + F12
Sleep
Power saving functions. This key combination is set to
Hibernate by default. To adjust this key to your own needs
go to Personalization Ö Screensaver in Power Options.
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Data Entry
Safety
Touch Pad
The touchpad is positioned in front of the keyboard.
The mouse pointer (cursor) follows the direction pre-determined on the touchpad
by the movement of your finger in the normal mode.
Do not use a ball-point pen or other object on the touch pad, as this
could damage or cause a malfunction of your touch pad.
Below the touch pad are the left and right mouse buttons which can be used as on
a normal mouse.
Handling
Caution!
You can also perform a direct click or double click using the touch pad by tapping
the surface briefly once or twice.
Appendix
Aid
Components
®
In the Windows Control Panel you will find a number of useful settings that will
make using the touch pad easier.
Data Entry
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The Hard drive
The hard drive is the main storage medium combining large storage capacity and
rapid data access.
The Windows operating system cannot use the full capacity of the hard drive,
which means that there will be a difference between the capacity that the BIOS
displays and what the operating system displays.
The hard drive contains the operating system of the computer, other application
programs and backup files. These programs and files are pre-installed on your
notebook, so you may note that some of the space on your hard drive is already
taken.
Whenever the computer is accessing the hard disk, the corresponding LED
illuminates.
Warning!
Never switch off the computer while the busy indicator is lit since this
may result in loss of data.
If you are looking for a file on the hard drive and you know the name, go to Search
on the Start menu to find the file. Following is some general information on where
you might find some common files.
Usually your hard drive is divided into several partitions, as shown below. The
partitions of your hard drive may vary from what is shown here.
BOOT
C:
Windows
Software programs
Your documents
RECOVER
D:
Drivers for internal Notebook components
Installation files for software that came with your
Notebook
Restore software
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The Hard drive
Safety
Important Directories
The most important directories preinstalled on your notebook are shown below.
These directories may vary from what is shown here.
Warning!
Also pay attention to this:
You will no longer be able to carry out the recreation of the supply
status by means of the Support Disc (Ö p. 74), if you have converted
the Recovery Partition into a NTFS file system.
C:\
This is the main hard disk drive partition for your notebook. It is where your
program files, settings, and documents are stored, as well as files necessary
for running Windows.
C:\Program Files
Includes files belonging to software programs.
C:\Windows
The main directory for Windows.
Components
Handling
Do not delete or modify these directories or their contents since data
could be lost or the functionality of the system could be at risk.
D:\Driver
Drivers for internal notebook components.
Aid
D:\Tools
Includes installation files for software that came with your notebook.
Appendix
D:\Recover
Includes the files needed to perform a system restore.
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The Optical Drive
Loading a Disc
Unlike optical drives of desktop PCs optical drives of notebooks retain discs with the
help of a locking mechanism.
When inserting the disc you should take care to push the disc right onto the
locking mechanism so that it can lock in
position.
Note
Do not place protective foils or other stickers on your discs. To avoid
damage to your drive, do not use deformed of damaged discs.
Warning!
Do not use scratched or dirty discs, discs with pieces broken off or
discs of poor quality. Because of the high speeds in the drive the discs
might break and damage your data as well as your drive. Examine the
discs before you enter them. If damage or dirt is visible, you should
not use them. Damage caused by faulty media is excluded from
warranty and their repair must be charged.
Warning!
The disc can be damaged when the drive drawer is pushed in, if it has
not been positioned on the support correctly.
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The Optical Drive
Safety
1. Press the eject button at the optical drive to open the tray.
2. Pull the tray out completely with care.
3. Remove the disc from its case, without touching the unprinted side if
possible.
Handling
4. Place the disc on the tray so that it lays flat with the label facing upward and
gently push the tray in to close it. The disc will now lie flat on the tray and
will engage onto the disc holder audibly.
5. Test that the disc is able to turn freely and then push the tray back into the
optical drive carefully. The ‘E’ drive letter will have been allocated to your
optical drive in the delivery status. You will have easy access to your files on
your disks with Windows Explorer (Computer). Start the Computer Help
Program by means of the Desktop link or by pressing the Windows key á
and the ‘E’ key at the same time. Open Windows Explorer by means of
Start Ö All Programs Ö Accessories.The pre-installed media
reproduction will be used automatically during access to DVD videos (or
audio and video files on normal data CDs).
Components
Eject button
6. Press the eject button if you want to remove a disc.
Aid
Warning!
Appendix
While the notebook is accessing the optical drive the media activity
indicator is lit. Do not try to remove the disc from the drive while this
LED is lit.
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Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc
If the tray fails to open automatically, then the tray can be opened manually
provided there is an opening for emergency ejection.
Restart your notebook and if the tray is still locked proceed as follows:
1. Shut down Windows and switch off your notebook.
2. Insert a long thin object (like a straightened paper clip) into the emergency
ejection opening until you feel resistance.
3. Press lightly and the tray will open.
4. Remove the disc and restart the notebook.
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs
Your notebook is able to playback and to retrieve Audio CDs, DVD Movies and Data
discs.
After loading the disc your operating system will open a selection window with
different options for playback. Normally there are various programs at your
disposal.
If your operating system doesn’t open the selection window you still have the
possibility of the access via the “Explorer” or “Computer”.
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The Optical Drive
Safety
Regional Playback Information for DVD
The playback of DVD movies includes the decoding of MPEG2 videos, digital AC3
audio data and the deciphering of CSS protected contents.
CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name of a data protection program
incorporated by the movie industry as an action against illegal copies.
Among the numerous regulations for CSS licensees the most important ones are
the country specific playback restrictions.
Handling
In order to facilitate the geographically restricted release of movies, DVD titles are
released for certain regions. Copyright laws require the restriction of each DVD
movie to a certain region (usually the region, in which it is sold).
DVD movie versions can be published in several regions but the CSS regulations
require that each CSS decipherable system may only be used in one region.
Note
Components
The decoding software included with your Notebook may be
changed for regional DVD decoding up to five times, after which
the drive will only play DVD movies for the region setting last
entered. Changing the region code after that will require factory
resetting which is not covered by warranty. If resetting is desired,
shipping and resetting costs will be billed to the user.
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter
This Section only relates to devices that have been supplied with a CD-RW, a
combination drive or a DVD-RW drive.
Aid
First of all, you receive information on the so-called blank discs.
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs
Normal Discs are pressed from a digital, glass master and then sealed. In the case of
blank disc, the information is burnt onto the disc with the laser of the Rewriter.
Therefore these discs are more sensitive than normal discs.
•
radiation by direct sunlight (UVA/UVB)
•
scratches and damage to the disc surface
•
extreme temperatures
The Optical Drive
Appendix
Please avoid the following when using recordable/rewriteable discs - especially
blanks - that have never before been used:
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The Sound Card
Your notebook has an integrated stereo sound card (on-board) with 16-bit and 3D
spatial sound effects (3D). The sound card is compatible with the industry standard
Sound Blaster and Microsoft Sound System Version 2.0. This guarantees optimal
support for all popular programs and games. If you wish to alter the base volume,
click on the loudspeaker symbol in the task bar.
Click on Mixer, in order to open the volume mixer.
By using the keys Fn + F3 and Fn + F4 you have the possibility to regulate the
volume.
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The Sound Card
Safety
External Audio Ports
Your notebook has a loudspeaker, so you can always playback sounds without
additional equipment. The use of the external connections gives you a good
opportunity to connect your notebook to external devices.
Caution!
Handling
The use of earphones with a high volume can lead to lasting damage
to your hearing. Set the volume to the lowest level before
reproducing any sound. Start the sound reproduction and increase
the volume to the level that is comfortable for you.
Appendix
Aid
Components
It can cause damage to the hearing ability of the
listener if a device is operated through earphones with
an increased volume for a long period.
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Audio Out / Headphones
(18)
Microphone In
(19)
Audio Out /
Digital
Audio Out
(S/P-DIF optical)
(20)
For sound reproduction via external
stereo equipment such as loudspeakers
(active) or headphones.
For recording via an external
microphone.
For sound reproduction with an external
surround decoder via an optical cable
(available separately at a specialist
shop).
By using the external connections you have the possibility to connect your
notebook with a 5.1 surround system.
The bundled software allows you to make the necessary settings:
1. Click the following symbol in the taskbar:
The help program for the audio
configuration is now invoked. A
large number of settings can be
carried out with this.
It is also used to set the
loudspeaker configuration
you are going to use for the
surround sound.
You have the possibility to select between the following configuration modes:
*
•
stereo
•
5.1 loudspeaker
*
Your notebook is factory set to stereo mode.
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The Sound Card
Safety
The Network
What is a network?
A network means connecting your notebook to one or several other computers.
Users can transfer data between computers and share resources such as printers,
modems and hard disk drives.
Handling
Here are some practical examples:
You can exchange E-mail and manage appointments in an
office.
•
Users can share a printer in a network and save their data on a central server.
•
Users can share one modem among computers for Internet access.
•
Two or more computers can be connected to play network games or share
data.
Components
•
Ethernet-Network
If your notebook has an Ethernet connection, you can use this to connect to a
network.
The following explanation refers to notebooks with a network connector.
Aid
Connect one end to the RJ45 connection (Western plug) at the network interface of
your notebook (13) and the other to another PC or a hub/switch.
Appendix
The Windows Help and Support Centre offer extensive information about
networking your Notebook. You can access this information by clicking on Start,
then Help and Support.
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Wireless LAN
Wireless LAN is an optional feature. This function allows you to create a wireless
network link with an access point or directly with another wireless-enabled PC.
Using the key combination Fn + F1 you can enable or disable the wireless LAN
function. A corresponding LED will light.
Warning!
Make sure the Wireless LAN option is switched OFF in any
environment where it might interfere with critical and sensitive
devices, e.g., on aircraft, in hospitals and other medical centres, etc.
Conditions
An access point is a wireless transmitter that communicates with your notebook
and controls access to the network connection (e.g., a home network or a
broadband connection such as DSL). Wireless access points are often found in
offices, airports, universities or Internet cafés. They offer access to networks or to
the Internet. Access authorizations are normally needed. A fee may be required
to use a public access point. To set up a wireless network to share Internet access,
files, and printers at home, you will need an access point, a router, and a
broadband (DSL or cable) modem. Some access points can also serve as a router
and/or a broadband modem. Check with your retailer or Internet Service Provider
to find the best solution for your needs. A link to another computer with wireless
LAN functionality can also be created without an access point. This will allow
you to share files, but you will need an access point and a router to share an
Internet connection. The wireless network connection works in accordance with the
IEEE 802.11n Standard (compatible with the 802.11b/g Standard). The 802.11a
Standard is also supported. If encrypted transmission is used, this must operate
according to the same principle on all devices. Encryption is a method of
protecting the network from unauthorized access. The transmission speed (max.
300 Mbp/s) can vary according to the distance and loading of the partner.
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The Network
Safety
Troubleshooting within the Network
Why does an error message appear when I click on the network
environment?
The computer name must be unique on the network and may
not be the same as the task group.
It appears that the network boards are unable to communicate. What
might be the problem?
Handling
Maybe one of the used network boards works with a different
speed (e. g. 10 instead 100 Mbit/s) and your network computer
is unable to recognize this. If necessary, set the network driver to
the compatible speed.
If two PCs should be linked you require a cross-link cable,
otherwise use a patch cable.
In addition, check the protocols and the configuration.
Components
The data transmission is incorrect or very slow. What might be the
problem?
Appendix
Aid
Maybe you have the wrong cable (UTP / CAT3 or lower) or the
problem is the proximity of a power cord or another source of
interference.
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The Multimedia Card Reader
Memory cards are media that are being used for a variety of purposes, especially in
digital photography. They are increasingly replacing the floppy disk. The form and
capacity of a memory card can vary according to the manufacturer.
Your notebook supports the following formats:
•
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
•
SD (Secure Digital)
•
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro
When inserting memory cards, ensure that the contacts are facing the right way.
See table below. Incorrect insertion of a card can cause damage to the card reader
and/or the card.
Card type
Contacts
SD (Secure Digital)
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
Inserting Memory Cards
Note
Memory cards can only be installed in one direction. Refer to the
instructions on the previous page.
Push the memory card into the slot.
Removing Memory Cards
To remove the SD/MMC-cards or memory sticks pull it out and remove it.
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The Multimedia Card Reader
Safety
Express Card
Your notebook supports the Express standard.
Both Express/34 and Express/54 cards (the naming refers to the sizes of the cards)
are available on the market. Your notebook supports both card formats.
Handling
Installing Express Card
Note
Components
Please always read the instructions that come with your Express card
before installation. Remove the dummy card from the slot before
installation. Replace the card to protect contacts against dirt if the
Slot is not used.
Aid
Removing Express Card
Please take note of the following before removing the Express card:
•
Terminate the program which you used with the card.
•
Left-click on the icon Safely Remove Hardware
card and click on Stop.
in the taskbar, select the
Appendix
In order to remove the card, first push it into the contact to unlock it. Pull the card
from the bay and store it securely.
Express Card
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Webcam (optional)
Various services like calling online can be used with the built in webcam.
Actual example using Windows Messenger
1. Start Windows Messenger and create a user account if you do not already
have one. This service is free of charge. You only pay the cost of your
Internet connection.
2. Select your contact from the list and click on the camera icon below your
display image.
Display image
contact
Your
display image
Camera symbol
(Fig.: Messenger window Immediate Message)
3. A wizard helps you optimize the settings of your speakers, microphone and
webcam. Follow the instructions on your screen.
4. Click on Finish to transmit your image via the webcam.
5. If your contact also has a webcam, click on the camera icon below the
display image of your contact to receive the live image.
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Webcam (optional)
Safety
Bluetooth (optional)
Bluetooth wireless technology is designed to replace cables between devices, such
as printers, keyboards, and mice.
•
Creating a wireless connection to the Internet with a mobile phone or a
modem server.
•
Transferring files between computers or between a computer and another
device.
•
Printing to a Bluetooth wireless printer.
•
Using a Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse.
•
Joining a personal area network (PAN).
•
Synchronizing a personal digital assistant (PDA) to a computer or another
device using Bluetooth wireless technology.
The data transfer speed for Bluetooth wireless technology can be up to 700 kilobits
(Kbp/s) per second. The data transfer speed can vary depending on the device or
environmental factors. A Bluetooth device can transmit through walls, pockets, and
briefcases.
Components
There are several uses for Bluetooth wireless technology, including, but not limited
to:
Handling
Bluetooth wireless technology operates over a short distance. Bluetooth devices use
radio transmission, which enables computers, mobile phones, printers, keyboards,
mice, and other devices to communicate with each other without cables.
You can enable or disable the Bluetooth function by means of the key combination
Fn + F2. A corresponding LED will light.
Aid
Since Bluetooth is using the same frequency range as WLAN, simultaneous use
might cause interference. If this should happen you can disable one service
temporary.
Warning!
Appendix
Make sure Bluetooth option is switched OFF in any environment
where it might interfere with critical and sensitive devices, e.g., on
aircraft, in hospitals and other medical centres, etc.
Bluetooth (optional)
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
USB ports provide an easy way to connect many peripheral devices to your
Notebook (14). You can use any USB device with any USB port. Your notebook will
have 2 USB 2.0 connection sockets (USB 1.1 compatible).
Some USB devices require that you reinstall software drivers when you connect the
device to a different USB port than the one originally used. This can be avoided by
always using the device with the same USB port.
Devices connected directly to the USB bus should not draw more than 500 mA.
Should the devices need more power than this, it will be necessary to provide a
powered hub. The data transfer speed is 1.5 Mbit/s or 12 Mbit/s, depending on the
device connected.
Note
Some USB devices require that you reinstall software drivers when
you connect the device to a different USB port than the one originally
used. This can be avoided by always using the device with the same
USB port.
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
Safety
eSATA / USB port
eSATA stands for "external Serial ATA" and is used for connecting external hard
disks. Unlike common USB standards, the transmission speed of an e-SATA
connection is higher than that of external USB hard disks.
This connection (21) is a "combo slot", to which both USB and eSATA devices
Remove eSATA devices
Appendix
Aid
Before removing an eSATA hard disk from your notebook, click on the icon "Safely
remove hardware" in the task bar and then on the hard disk to be removed.
Components
Handling
can be connected.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
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Securing the Notebook
Your new Notebook will make software and hardware solutions to unauthorized
access available to you.
Fingerprint Sensor (optional)
Your new notebook is equipped with a fingerprint sensor.
Benefits of this technology
First of all, it provides extra comfort. You will not have to memorize passwords,
because the software manages those for you. The program remembers and saves
all input that is necessary for authentication purposes. By your fingerprint the
program recognizes that you are authorized to retrieve and transmit the login data.
Attention!
Store your passwords and access data in a safe place. If you cannot
identify yourself by your fingerprint (e.g., when working on someone
else's computer), you can log in with your access data in the usual
way.
Configuration of the software:
1. To configure the software, click on the Start button. The Omnipass wizard
is launched and takes you through the configuration process:
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Securing the Notebook
Safety
2. The next window shows the user name you entered during registration. If
you have a password, enter it here. We recommend that you discontinue
this process if you do not have a password yet. Continue only once you have
set up a password in system control under user accounts. The option to
restore a user from a backed-up user profile is not relevant to the first-time
setup, but only once the notebook has been set to delivery state and you
want to use the profile originally created.
Fast user switching
1. If you have created two or more user accounts, the respective users can log
on using their fingerprints.
Handling
3. If you have a password, continue with the setup. Follow further instructions
on your screen.
3. To do this, simply move your finger over the sensor. The „ Fast User
Switching Desktop“interface comes up.
With one or even several users already using the notebook, to register a new
user, simply move your finger over the sensor.
Note
Changes to system settings require administrator rights.
Securing the Notebook
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Appendix
Aid
Components
2. Open the Omnipass Control Center Ö Change Your System Settings
Ö Modify Windows Fast User Switching option Ö Enable Windows
Fast User Switching and save all changes.
File Encryption
You will in addition have the possibility of setting up an additional access block for
all files and directories on your Notebook, for additional protection against external
access to your Notebook. During this, the files are converted into a format that
cannot be read by unauthorized users (encryption). It will only be possible to
unblock or decrypt the files with your main password or with a given security
device after the encryption.
The encrypted files will have the ‘opf’ ending.
The encrypted directories will take over the name of the original directory, but
will end with ‘opx’.
Attention
The sensor and finger should be clean of any foreign material when
used.
1. Click on the file or the directory for which you would like to prevent
unauthorized access with the right mouse button, to encrypt a file or a
directory.
2. Click on OmniPass – Encrypt File(s) in the Context menu. OmniPass will
then request you to authenticate yourself.
3. Click on OK when the encryption has been concluded.
File Decryption
1. Click on the file or the directory for which you would like to recreate normal
access with the right mouse button, to decrypt a file or a directory.
2. Click on OmniPass – Decrypt File(s) or on Open in the Context menu.
3. Both actions will lead to the circumstance that OmniPass will invite you to
authenticate yourself. The file will remain decrypted until you encrypt them
again, after the decryption. A renewed encryption will not take place
automatically.
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Securing the Notebook
Safety
Startup Password
You can protect your notebook against unauthorized use with a switching on
password. Then, an invitation to enter the password will appear on the screen
when the notebook is switched on.
The password will be set up in BIOS.
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Warning!
Keep your password in a safe place. You will not have any possibility
of deleting your password if you forget it. Contact your Customer
Service in that case.
Using a safety lock
You can prevent theft by using a so called Kensington lock, which can be bought
at your local retailer.
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Aid
The cable wraps around an object and the “T” shaped end inserts into the
Kensington lock port and a key or combination dial is used to secure the lock in
place. Please keep your key at a safety place.
Components
You can also use the security options of Windows Vista®, in order to protect your
data against unauthorized access. You will find further information in the chapter
“Data and System Security” starting on page 70.
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Software
There are many kinds of help and information for using your Notebook. This section
®
®
®
tells you where to get help with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system,
software programs, and your notebook.
Getting to Know Windows Vista
®
Windows Vista® offers different options to understand its operation. We will
mention only a few of those options here:
Windows Vista® – Quickstartguide
This Handbook will give you a brief overview of the operation of your operating
system.
The following themes are dealt with in it:
•
Initial steps
•
The Welcome Center
•
Innovations
•
Help displays
We recommend this reading matter to beginners and those switching from other
versions of Windows.
Windows Vista® – Help and Support
An answer to almost every question can be found in this program.
This help function fully covers the Windows operating system.
It is helpful for both beginners and professionals. You can print or bookmark the
information, which is categorized into topics. You start like this:
1. Click on Start
2. Now select Help and Support
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Components
Handling
You will see the Welcome Center at the first display of the Windows Vista® Desktop.
This contains useful links that will make it easier for you to start using Windows.
Safety
Windows Vista® – Welcome Center
It is the aim of this feature to enable both beginners and experienced users to make
®
additional setting for the optimal use of Windows Vista after first bringing the
Notebook into operation.
View computer details
(Find information about you computer, the type of your graphics card and
®
the Windows Vista version here)
•
Transfer files and settings
(Transfer data and settings of your old Notebook with this)
•
Add new users
(Administrate and open user accounts for each user of the Notebook with
this)
•
Connect to the Internet
(Configure your internet access with this)
•
What’s new in Windows Vista
(Learn how Windows Vista® is different in comparison to older versions)
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Software
Aid
The Welcome Center has been subdivided into many small groups of subjects, so
that the user will have the possibility of adjusting the content optimally to his or her
knowledge. There are some of the links in the following:
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•
The use of the email program
•
…and much more!
Use the Welcome Center to understand your Notebook better and in order to be
able to use it optimally. It will also serve you as an additional source of information
for recognizing and removing potential problems.
You will call up the Welcome Center as follows, if you closed it after the start:
1. Click on Start
2. Select Welcome Center
in the Program List.
Windows Vista® – User Account Control
The User account control contributes to the prevention of unauthorized changes to
the Notebook.
A window with the message “If you started this action, continue.” will appear
as soon as you carry out an unauthorized change.
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Click on Continue, in order to continue the procedure.
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Click on Cancel, in order to end the procedure.
Software
Safety
Software Installation
Note
The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the factory.
It happens that during installation procedure important files
can be changed or even cancelled. To avoid eventual problems
in using older files after installation, make sure to safeguard
your hard disk.
Components
Please follow the instruction of the software vendor. We will describe a typical
installation. Once you insert a disc, the installation menu is started automatically.
Handling
If your operating system is configured that the installation procedure
accepts only signed drivers (default) and software an information
screen will appear.
Note
If the automatic start does not work, it is likely that the so-called
Autorun function has been deactivated. Read the respective chapter
in Windows Help on how to activate this function.
An example for the manual installation without the autorun function:
1. Click on Start
3. Open the Accessories
4. Select the item
Aid
2. Click on All Programs.
program point.
Run.
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5. Now enter the letter of the CD-ROM drive followed by a colon and the
program name setup:
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6. Click on “OK”.
7. Follow the instruction given by the program.
Uninstall Software
In order to remove installed software from your Notebook, follow the next steps:
1. Click on Start
2. Click on
.
Control Panel.
3. Then select the Programs
option.
4. Select the respective program, start the de-installation and follow the
instructions on the screen.
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Windows Activation
Microsoft is committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and the
®
reduction of software piracy. Therefore Windows Vista contains software-based
®
product activation technology. Your copy of Windows Vista has already been
activated for your Notebook.
You will probably need to activate Windows Vista® by telephone even if Internet
Activation is available. This is due to the pre-activated SLP version which runs with a
special Product-ID. However, activation needs your unique Product ID which can
be found on the Certificate of Authenticity sticker on your Notebook housing.
When you call, please inform your agent that you are running an OEM-(SLP)
version of the software.
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Product activation is needed if some components of your Notebook have been
replaced or you use a non-authorized BIOS. If necessary you can activate Windows
®
Vista as often as requested.
In few cases it may still be required to activate Windows Vista®. If activation via the
internet is acknowledged with an error message you should perform the
following steps.
1. Please select the telephone activation and click until the related screen
appears.
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Product activation on your Notebook
2. Now click on Change Product Key. A new window appears. Enter the
product key. This is located on the Certificated of Authenticity (COA),
on the computer’s casing.
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Aid
3. Acknowledge your entry and follow the instructions on the screen. Notify
your Microsoft consultant, if necessary, that you have purchased an OEM
license with your computer.
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The BIOS Set-up-Program
In BIOS setup (Basic Configuration) there are a number of configurable parameter
settings available for your notebook. For example, you can change the operating
mode of the interfaces, security features or power management.
Warning!
The notebook is factory pre-set to guarantee optimum operation.
Only modify the parameters if necessary and if you are familiar with
the configuration options.
Running the BIOS Set-up
You can only run the BIOS configuration program at system start-up. If the
notebook has already started, power it down and then up again. Press the F2
function key in order to start the BIOS-SET-UP.
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First Aid
FAQ.....................................................................................69
Data and System Security....................................................70
Aid
Maintenance .......................................................................78
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Troubleshooting .................................................................75
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System Recovery .................................................................73
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I still have to install the enclosed discs?
No. Basically all programs are already preinstalled. The discs are
only intended as backup copies.
What is the Windows activation?
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Your operating instructions include a chapter about this subject.
When do I have to activate Windows?
Your software has been preactivated in the factory. An activation
will only be required, if ...
... several components are replaced by others.
... your installed a new motherboard.
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... a different BIOS version has been installed.
... you install the software to another computer.
How do I perform a data backup?
Make a backup and a retrospective backup of selected data on
external media (CD-R), in order to become familiar with the
technology.
A backup is unusable if you are not in a position to recreate the
data, the medium (CD-R) is defective or is no longer available.
When is the recovery of the factory setting recommended?
Aid
This method should be chosen as the last resort. Read chapter
“System Restore” concerning the possible alternatives.
Why is the boot partition missing when booting from the support/
application disc?
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix
The first partition is formatted with the file system NTFS.
Compared to FAT32 this file system offers more security and a
more efficient access. However, NTFS partitions can only be read
from operating systems supporting this. This is not the case in the
aforementioned disc.
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Data and System Security
The programs described below are part of your Windows operating system. You
will find additional information on these programs in the Windows Help file.
Data Security
Back up data regularly on external media such as a CD-R or CD-RW. Windows offers
Backup Status and Configuration.
This program is found in Accessories Ö System Tools within the Start menu. You
should make a backup disk with all your passwords and the operating system’s
original configuration.
Maintenance Programs
You can avoid some hardware and software errors with disk maintenance programs
such as Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup. The program System
Information can also be helpful since it gives you detailed information about your
system configuration. You will find these programs in Accessories Ö System
Tools.
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Data and System Security
Windows Update is the online updating of Windows. Use Windows Update to
download elements such as security updates, important updates, the newest help
files, drivers and Internet products from the Internet.
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Windows Update
Windows Update will search through the notebook and provide a list of individual
updates specially for the configuration of your notebook.
Each update that Microsoft regards as important for the operation of the operating
system, programs or hardware components will be classified as an “important
update” and automatically selected for installation for you.
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The website is regularly augmented by new content, so that you can download the
newest updates and error corrections at any time, to protect the notebook and
guarantee its functioning.
Important updates will be provided to remove known problems and to protect the
notebook against known security risks.
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Carry out four simple steps, to download the updates needed and to keep your
computer on the current status of technology:
Note
Updates can be done only via the Internet. When downloading
updates, make sure that your notebook is online.
1. Click on Start
.
2. Click on All Programs.
.
5. Click on Add to select the desired update and to add it to the updates to be
installed, while you are searching through the available updates in each
category. You can also read a complete description of each individual
element by clicking on the Read further Link.
Aid
3. Open Windows Update
4. Click on Check for update.
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6. Click on Check and install updates, when you have selected all the
desired updates, and then click on Install now.
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Windows Update Information for Data Security
Windows Update needs certain information about the respective notebook, so that
a suitable list with updates can be provided for you. This information will include
the following:
•
Version number of the operating system
•
Version number of Internet Explorer
•
Version numbers of additional software programs
•
Plug & Play identification key of the hardware devices
Windows Update will stand up for the protection of your private data and will not
record your name, address, email address or other forms of personal data. The
information collected will only be used during the time that you are visiting the
website. It will also not be stored.
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Data and System Security
Safety
System Restore
Windows Vista® provides a useful function (System Restore) enabling the storage
of the so-called Recovery points.
The system remembers the current configuration as a snapshot and returns to this,
if necessary. The advantage is that an unsuccessful installation can be cancelled.
We recommend setting a recovery point before installing a new software or
driver. If the system does not run stable any longer this enables you usually to
return to a workable configuration without deleting newly created documents. In
the next paragraph read your options for a repair of an incorrect installation.
Correction
Windows Vista® includes various functions ensuring that the Notebook as well as the
installed applications and devices work correctly.
Appendix
Aid
These functions assist you in solving the problems which might occur by adding,
deleting or replacing files required for the functionality of the operating system, the
applications and devices. The recovery function or functions you use depend on the
type of occurring problem or error. For detailed information refer to the Windows
help.
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You can determine and configure yourself the maximum memory taken up by this.
You find this program in the program file under Accessories Ö System Tools.
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Recovery points are created automatically by the system, but they can also be set
manually.
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System Restore powered by Symantec
If your system is not functioning properly and Windows Vista® System Restore did
not solve the problem, then you should use the Application Support Disc to restore
your system.
Limits of the Recovery
•
Changes made to the original configuration (RAS, Desktop or Internet
settings) and installed Software will be ignored by this Recovery and will not
be reloaded.
•
Driver Updates or hardware installed by you will be ignored by this
Recovery.
Warning!
All data on drive C will be erased. If necessary, backup all required
data on drive D. (You must pay attention to the information of pages
4 and 70).
This recovery will reset your system to its condition at delivery. Printer
installations or other additional software must be reinstalled.
Performing the State of Delivery
1. First, please read the entire System Restore section of the Windows Help
file.
2. Insert the Support-Disc and reboot the notebook.
3. Select the option „Boot from CD-ROM “.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The Notebook will restart and will return to the state at delivery.
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System Restore
Safety
Troubleshooting
Localize the Cause
Visibly check all cables and connections. Should all lights be off, check whether all
equipment is supplied with power.
In battery mode, connect the notebook to the power adapter and ensure
that the battery is charged up.
•
If you are operating the notebook with the power adapter, check the
electrical socket, power cord and all switches in the circuit of the electrical
socket.
•
Switch off the notebook and check all cable connections. Check the
connections to peripherals. Do not exchange cables, even though they may
look similar. The polarity in the cables may be different. When it is confirmed
that the notebook has power and all connections are correct, turn the
notebook on again.
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Aid
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Check Cables and Connections
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Errors can have simple causes, but sometimes they are caused by faulty equipment.
We would like to give you some tips to help solve common problems. Should
these instructions not lead to success, please feel free to contact us.
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Errors And Possible Causes
The screen is black:
•
This error can have different causes:
1. The operational display (On /Off switch) does not shine and the
Notebook is in the swap file status.
Solution:
Operate the On /Off switch.
2. The sleep display is flashing. The Notebook is in the sleep mode.
Solution:
Operate the On /Off switch.
3. The background lighting has been deactivated with the Fn+F11
shortcut.
Solution:
Operate any key to switch on the background lighting again.
The notebook switches itself off during operation.
•
The accumulator could be empty. Connect the notebook by means of the
network adapter and charge the accumulator.
The notebook cannot be switched on.
•
Operate the notebook by means of the accumulator and check whether it is
correctly inserted and charged.
Incorrect time and date display.
•
Click the time display in the task bar and set the correct values afterwards.
No data can be read from the optical drive.
•
Check whether the disc is correctly inserted.
•
Is the drive displayed in Explorer? If yes, test another disc.
The WLAN connection is not functioning.
•
Using the key combination Fn + F1 you can enable or disable the wireless
LAN function.
The Bluetooth connection is not functioning.
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Using the key combination Fn + F2 you can enable or disable the wireless
Bluetooth function.
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Safety
Additional Support
How is your computer configured?
•
What additional peripherals do you use?
•
What messages, if any, appear on your screen?
•
What software were you using when the error occurred?
•
What steps have you already undertaken to solve the problem?
•
Have you upgraded or removed drivers or hardware?
•
Can you manually repeat the problem?
•
If you have been given a customer number previously, please have this
available.
Driver Support
Appendix
Aid
This notebook has been extensively tested in our laboratories with a large number
of compatible devices. It fulfils all required standards and complies with the
standard “Designed for Windows”, which certifies utmost compatibility. However,
the software drivers for individual components are updated from time to time. This
is a regular process provided by the manufacturer to mend possible compatibility
problems that may occur with components (e.g., programs or hardware) that were
not tested at the time of your notebook’s manufacture.
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If the suggestions in the above section have not solved your problem, please
contact customer care and we will attempt to help you solve the problem. Before
you call, however, please have the following information available:
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Maintenance
Warning!
There are no user-serviceable or user-cleanable parts inside the
notebook housing. Never open the notebook housing.
Following these measures can extend the lifetime of your notebook:
•
Before cleaning, always remove the power adapter plug and all connecting
cables.
•
Only use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean the notebook.
•
Do not use any solvents, corrosive or gaseous cleaning agents .
•
Do not use CD-ROM cleaning discs or similar products that clean the lens of
the laser to clean your optical drive.
•
Dust or grease on the touchpad will impair its sensitivity. Remove dust or
grease on the surface of the Touchpad with a strip of sticky tape.
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Always close the notebook when not in use. Avoid touching or scratching
the surface of the screen as it is easily damaged.
•
Make sure that no water drops are allowed to remain on the screen. Water
can cause permanent discoloration.
•
Clean the screen with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
•
Do not expose the screen to bright sunlight or ultraviolet radiation.
•
The notebook and its packaging are recyclable.
Maintenance
Switch off the notebook. This will prevent damage to the hard disk. When
the notebook is turned off, the hard disk heads are moved into a safe area.
•
Wait until the Notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before
connecting it to the power supply. Drastic variations in temperature and
humidity can create condensation within the Notebook and may cause it to
short-circuit.
•
Close the notebook and ensure that the cover locks shut.
•
Always use the notebook carrying case. This helps to protect the notebook
from dirt, moisture, jolts and scratches.
•
Should you need to ship your notebook, always use the original packaging
and make certain the shipper knows the contents contain fragile electronic
equipment.
•
Fully charge your battery and any spare batteries immediately before a long
journey.
•
Enquire about the electricity and communication provision at the location
before a journey.
•
Acquire the necessary adapter for electricity or communication (modem,
LAN, etc.), if necessary, before starting your journey.
•
Put the battery into the packaging separately when despatching the
notebook.
•
It is recommended to send the notebook and all magnetic storage media
(floppy disks, external drives) through the x-ray device (the device into
which you put your bags), when you are passing through the baggage
check at airports. Avoid the magnetic detector (the construction, through
which you walk) or the magnetic rod (the manual device of the security
personnel), because they could destroy your data, among other
consequences.
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Aid
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Components
Please use the following guidelines when transporting the notebook:
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Transporting the Notebook
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Recycling and Disposal
Device
At the end of its life, the appliance must not be disposed of in household rubbish.
Enquire about the options for environmentally-friendly disposal
Batteries
Do not dispose of used batteries in the household rubbish! They must be deposited
at a collection point for used batteries.
Packaging
To avoid damage during transport, the Notebook is stored in a packaging.
Packaging is produced mostly from materials which can be disposed of in an
environmentally friendly manner and be professionally recycled.
Should you have any questions concerning the disposal please contact your dealer
or our service.
Batteries and Proper Treatment
Batteries may contain combustible materials. By misuse, this may cause battery
leakage, heat, explosion or ignition, bringing about injury or damage to the
device. Please observe strictly the following matters:
Warning!
There is a lithium battery on the motherboard. Lithium batteries are
hazardous waste and need to be disposed of properly. If necessary,
we will take back your used CMOS lithium battery.
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KEEP CHILDREN AWAY from batteries. If by any chance, the batteries are
swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
•
DO NOT CHARGE batteries (except rechargeable batteries).
•
DO NOT FORCIBLY DISCHARGE batteries.
•
DO NOT SHORT-CIRCUIT batteries.
•
DO NOT HEAT or DISPOSE OFF IN FIRE.
•
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE or DEFORM batteries. Your hands and fingers may be
injured, or the liquid of the battery may get into your eyes or adhere to your
Maintenance
DO NOT reverse the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals to avoid shortcircuit.
•
Do NOT MIX used and new or different types of batteries together.
Your equipment may not operate properly. In addition, the battery
exhausted first may be excessively drained (over-discharged).
•
REMOVE PROMPTLY the used batteries from the device.
•
REPLACE ALL BATTERIES with new batteries of the same type at the same
time.
•
INSULATE THE TERMINAL parts with tape or the like at the storage or
disposal of the batteries.
•
DO NOT throw rundown batteries in the domestic refuses! Respect the
environment and throw them in the specific containers for separate
collection. If necessary, turn to your reseller or to our service assistance.
Thank you!
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Components
DO NOT expose batteries to strong impact by dropping or throwing the
batteries.
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Safety
skin. If this happens, rinse with a large quantity of water immediately and
consult a doctor.
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Upgrades and Repairs
•
Only a qualified Service Engineer should perform upgrades and repairs to
your notebook.
•
If you do not have the necessary qualifications, go to an appropriate Service
Engineer. Please contact the Service Centre if you are experiencing technical
problems with your notebook.
•
Please contact our authorized Service Partners exclusively in the case of a
necessary repair.
Notes for Service Engineers
•
Before opening the housing, disconnect the notebook from all power
sources and remove any connecting cables. If the notebook has not been
disconnected from the power outlet before being opened, there is a danger
of severe electric shock. There is also a risk of damage to the components.
•
Internal components of the notebook may be damaged by electrostatic
discharge (ESD). Perform system upgrades and changes in an ESD-protected
work area. If no such work area is available, wear an antistatic wrist strap or
touch a highly conductive metal object. Your service centre can repair
damage sustained by inappropriate handling for a fee.
•
Use only original spare parts.
Notes on Laser Radiation:
•
Laser devices of Laser Class 1 to Laser Class 3b may be used in the notebook.
Where the notebook housing remains closed, the device meets the
requirements of Laser Class 1. By opening the notebook housing you will
gain access to laser devices of up to Laser Class 3b.
•
The CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD/DVD-RW drive contains no user-serviceable
parts. Only the manufacturer should perform repairs to the CD-ROM/CDRW/DVD/DVD-RW drives.
When removing and/or opening laser devices, the following guidelines must be
observed:
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DO NOT look into the laser beam, even while wearing optical protection.
•
DO NOT allow yourself to be exposed to the laser beam. Avoid exposure of
the eyes or skin to direct or stray
radiation.
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Standards............................................................................85
General conditions of warranty ...........................................88
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Index...................................................................................94
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Standards
When connecting additional components, please observe the Guidelines on
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
Please note that only shielded cables shorter than
3 meters (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB, IEEE 1394, audio,
video and network interfaces with this notebook.
•
Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three feet) away from
high frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions,
loudspeaker cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid
malfunctions and/or loss of data.
ISO 13406-2 Class II
Active matrix LCDs (TFT) with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel (WXGA), which are
in turn composed of three sub-pixels each (red, green, blue), contain about 3.1
million addressable transistors. Because of this very high number of transistors and
their extremely complex production process occasionally defective or incorrectly
addressed pixels or sub-pixels may occur.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility
We, therefore, adhere to the clear and strict requirements of ISO 13406-2,
class II, for the warranty handling of all TFT display products. These requirements
are summarized below.
Aid
There have been several attempts in the past to define the acceptable number of
defective pixels. But this can be difficult and varies widely between different
manufacturers.
Appendix
Within ISO-standard 13406-2 the general requirements regarding pixel defects are
defined. Pixel defects are classified into three failure types and four failure classes.
Each individual pixel is made up of three sub-pixels in the primary colours (red,
green, blue).
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Pixel structure
Rows
Blue
Green
Red
Types of Pixel Failures:
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Type 1:
A constantly lit pixel (a bright, white spot), even though it is not addressed.
A white pixel is caused when all three sub-pixel are lit.
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Type 2:
A pixel that does not light up (dark, black spot), although it is addressed
•
Type 3:
Abnormal or defective red, green or blue sub-pixels.
(E.g. constantly lit with half the brightness, one colour is not shining,
blinking or flickering, but not belonging to Type 1 or 2 Pixel Failures)
In addition:
A cluster of type 3 (= 2 or more defective sub-pixels in an array of
5 x 5 pixel). A cluster is an array of 5 x 5 pixel (15 x 5 sub-pixel).
ISO 13406-2, Class II
Resolution
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Cluster
Type 1,
Type 2
Cluster
Type 3
1024 x 768
2
2
4
0
2
1280 x 854
3
3
6
0
3
1280 x 1024
3
3
7
0
3
1400 x 1050
3
3
8
0
3
Example:
A 17” - SXGA-display consists of 1280 horizontal and 1024 vertical picture dots
(pixel), which amounts to a total of 1,31 million pixels. Based on one million pixels
this translates into a factor of about 1.31.
Class II type failure consequently allows for three defects each of type 1 and type 2
and 7 defects of type 3 and 3 cluster of type 3.
These cases are normally not covered by warranty.
If the number of failures exceeds the figures of any category mentioned above then
this may be covered by the warranty.
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Standards
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
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Safety
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
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:
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FCC Compliance Statement
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Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Shielded
interface cables, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
Standards
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Restricted Warranty
I. General Conditions of Warranty
1. General
This warranty covers defects relating to workmanship and manufacture in MEDION
products. The period during which this warranty is valid and during which claims
against the warranty can be made to MEDION must be in accordance with the
following terms in order to be considered eligible:
•
Is effective from the date of purchase or receipt of the MEDION product from
an authorised seller of MEDION products; and
•
expires at the end of the warranty period specified on the warranty card
provided with the product.
For the warranty to be valid, you must:
•
provide suitable evidence of purchase, a copy of the original purchase
receipt from an authorised seller of MEDION products is preferred; or
•
register your product within 28 days of purchase either online at
www.MEDION.co.uk or by completing and returning the pre-paid
registration card included with the product.
Please keep the original purchase receipt and the warranty card in a safe place.
MEDION and its authorised sellers reserve the right to refuse a repair under
warranty or a warranty confirmation if a proof of purchase [or registration of
purchase] cannot be established, or has not been, submitted.
When it is necessary to return your product for repair please ensure that your
product is suitably packed for transportation.
Provided that your product is still within warranty (please check the duration of the
warranty period as described above) and is eligible for repair or replacement under
the terms of the warranty, to return your product, please telephone MEDION on
the service hotline number. You will be sent a pre-paid transportation box suitable
for returning your product to MEDION. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A
BACKUP COPY OF ALL DATA ON THE PRODUCT BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT
TO MEDION. MEDION shall bear the costs of postage and packaging for returning
the product and the transportation risk. However, if following examination of the
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your operating and/or using the product other than as instructed in the
accompanying documentation;
•
damage caused in transit as a result of your negligence in packaging of the
product; and/or
•
otherwise than in accordance with the terms of this warranty;
This warranty shall be void and you may be required by MEDION to reimburse
MEDION for the reasonable costs of postage and packaging before MEDION will
return the product to you. If so and you would still like MEDION to repair or replace
the product, MEDION may do so but you will be charged MEDION’s standard rates
for repair and replacement for this service.
Before returning the product, please contact MEDION via the service hotline or via
the internet (www.MEDION.co.uk). You will receive a reference number (RMA No.)
on the warranty card. Please mark the outside of your package to ensure that this
reference number is clearly visible. Please submit a letter containing as much
detailed information as possible and, a full description of the defect or fault.
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defective product in question, MEDION, in its reasonable opinion, considers that
the defect has been caused by:
•
a description of the fault;
•
when it occurred, how long it has been evident and how frequently it
occurs;
•
any errors message(s) displayed when using the product;
•
a description of the circumstance(s) and conditions in which the fault
occurs; and
•
whether it is an intermittent or persistent fault;
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This should include:
Unless otherwise instructed by a MEDION representative in all cases, the product
must be returned complete with all parts which were included with the original
product. Incomplete contents of the returned package may lead to a delay in the
repair or replacement. MEDION does not accept any liability for any additionally
submitted material(s) which were not supplied with the original MEDION product.
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This will greatly assist MEDION in identifying the defect, when submitted together
with the defective product.
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This warranty does not affect your statutory rights in any way and is subject to the
applicable legal statutes of the country where the product was sold to you by an
authorised MEDION seller.
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2. Scope
Subject to any exclusions set out within this warranty, where there is a defect in
your MEDION product covered by this warranty, MEDION will repair or replace the
MEDION product. The decision whether to repair or replace the product will be
made solely at the discretion of MEDION. MEDION may, in its own discretion,
replace the product returned for repair under warranty with a replacement product
that is either identical or, in the event that such product(s) are no longer available, a
product of equal or superior specification and quality.
No warranty is given for batteries or rechargeable batteries or for consumable
materials subject to wear and tear, i.e. for parts which have to be replaced
periodically during the normal use of the product, such as video-projector lamp.
Non critical failures that fall within industry specified tolerances e.g. noise, LCD
pixels are not covered by this warranty. Please consult the appropriate section in
your user or instruction manual for this product for exact specifications and
tolerances.
To the extent which is permitted under law, MEDION will accept no liability for
burnt-in images on plasma or LCD products as a result of normal wear and tear
during the operation of the product. Please refer to your user or instruction manual
for this product for detailed operating instructions for your plasma or LCD product.
The warranty does not cover errors relating to the playback of data media in an
incompatible format or created with unsuitable software.
If it is found during repair or assessment that the defect concerned is not covered
under warranty, MEDION reserves the right to invoice you for all reasonable costs
incurred by MEDION. These costs will be in relation to the return of the product,
including reasonable administration costs, plus reasonable costs for materials used
and labour provided when repairing or replacing the product. This is subject to
MEDION providing you with an estimate for carrying out such work prior to costs
being incurred and that you have accepted the estimate.
You are entitled to seek independent advice or consultation relating to your
product or any of MEDION’s findings. MEDION will not be liable for any costs
incurred to you when doing so.
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To the extent permitted by law, this warranty shall be void in the event that defects
or loss caused by:
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3. Exclusion from warranty
a. failure and damage resulting from the operation of the product in an
environment other than that recommended in the accompanying user or
instruction manual (e.g. in direct sunlight or in a damp room);
b. accidental damage;
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c. use other than in accordance with the accompanying user or instruction
manual;
d. modifications, conversions, expansions, maintenance and/or repairs made
to the MEDION product by unauthorised repairers or use of unauthorised
third party parts;
e. negligence;
f. virus attack or software errors; or
This warranty will also be considered void if labels or serial numbers of the product
or of a component of the product are modified or made illegible.
To the extent permitted by law, MEDION shall; only be responsible for losses which
are a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the relevant defect in the product;
MEDION will not be responsible for any costs incurred in relation to software
configuration; economic loss; loss of opportunity; loss of income; or loss of data or
software arising out of its repair or replacement of a MEDION product under this
warranty.
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g. improper transportation or packaging during return of the product.
4. Service Hotline
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Before returning the product to MEDION you must contact us using the service
hotline or via the internet (www.MEDION.co.uk). You will receive further
instructions for making your claim under warranty when you call.
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The service hotline is available on 362 days in the year, including Sundays and bank
holidays but excluding Christmas day, New Years Day and Easter day. The service
hotline is subject to [national rate] telephone call charges. These charges are
subject to change. The price of your call will be stated at the beginning of the call.
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II. Special warranty conditions for MEDION PC, notebook, pocket PC (PDA) and navigation devices (PNA)
The following terms apply to MEDION PC, notebook, desktop, pocket PC and
laptop products and optional items included with such products. If one of these
items has a fault, you also have a warranty claim for its repair or replacement, from
MEDION. The warranty covers the costs of materials and labour for repairing or
replacing the defective MEDION product or the optional item in question.
Hardware connected to your product that was not produced or marketed by
MEDION can invalidate the warranty if MEDION can reasonably demonstrate that
damage to the MEDION product or of the optional item included with the delivery
was caused by such hardware. You are entitled to seek independent advice or
consultation relating to your product or any of MEDION’s findings. MEDION will
not be liable for any costs incurred to you when doing so.
This warranty is restricted in relation to any pre-installed operating system as well
as to application programme software that is included with the MEDION product in
question. This warranty is restricted as follows:
For pre-installed operating system as well as to application programme software
included in the MEDION product, MEDION only guarantees the data media (e.g.
the diskettes and CD-ROMs) upon which this software is delivered and warrants
that such data media shall be free from material and processing defects for a period
of 90 days from the date of purchase of the MEDION product from an authorised
seller of MEDION. MEDION will replace defective data media free of charge.
Any claims in respect of defective pre-installed operating system as well as to
application programme software are hereby expressly excluded and you should
contact the relevant licensor or copyright owner of the defective software in
question. MEDION does not guarantee that any software supplied with MEDION
products will function without interruption, will be free from errors or that it will
fulfil your requirements. MEDION does not guarantee the 100% accuracy of the
maps provided with the Navigation device.
It may be necessary to delete all data in the product in order to repair the MEDION
product. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A BACKUP COPY OF ALL DATA ON
THE PRODUCT BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT TO MEDION. To the extent
permitted by law, MEDION excludes all liability for loss of data and MEDION
recommends in all cases that you back up all data on your MEDION product before
returning the product to MEDION.
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III. Special warranty conditions for repair on site or
replacement on site
If a claim for repair or replacement on site is included within the terms of the
warranty card provided with the product, the special warranty conditions for repair
or replacement of your MEDION product on site apply.
•
•
•
•
•
MEDION or its authorised personnel must have unrestricted, safe and
immediate access to the products.
Telecommunication facilities required by MEDION or its authorised
personnel for proper execution of your order, for testing and diagnostic
purposes and for remedying faults are provided by you at your own
expense.
You are responsible yourself for restoring the application software after the
repair services have been carried out by MEDION or its authorised
personnel.
You must take all other necessary steps to enable MEDION or its authorised
personnel to carry out your order properly.
You are responsible yourself for connecting and configuring any existing
external peripheral products after MEDION or its authorised personnel have
carried out their repairs.
The free cancellation period for repairs or replacements on site is 24 hours,
thereafter our reasonable costs resulting from late or missing cancellation
shall be invoiced at your expense.
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The following provisions must be made by you for carrying out repairs or
replacements on site:
Liability limitations
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The contents of this manual are subject to unannounced changes caused by
technical progress. Manufacturer and sales shall not be responsible for any
damages which have been caused as a result of omissions or errors in the
information provided in this manual.
1. Claims made against you by third parties based on loss or damage.
2. Loss or damage to your blanks, recordings or data.
3. Economic follow-on damage (including lost profit or savings) or associated
damage even in the case that we have been informed of the possibilities of
this type of damage.
In some countries the exclusion or limitation of accompanying or follow-on
damage is not legally accepted so that the above limitations do not come into
force.
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Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any of the following:
Index
Directories.....................................39
Disc-Drive .....................................40
Discharging the battery.................28
Discs
Loading.....................................40
Removing blocked discs ............42
Display..........................................32
Opening and closing the
display ..................................32
Driver Support ..............................77
Drivers ..........................................39
DVD-Drive.....................................40
A
All programs .................................20
Ambient Temperature .....................5
Audience..........................................i
Autorun ........................................63
B
Batteries and Proper Treatment .....80
Battery operation ..........................27
Battery power ...........................29
Charging ...................................28
Checking the battery level .........29
Discharging the battery .............28
Removing..................................27
Battery Power................................29
BIOS Setup-Program .....................66
BIOS Utility
Running ....................................66
Bluetooth ......................................53
E
Electromagnetic Compatibility ......85
EMC..............................................85
Emergency ejection of a blocked
disc ...........................................42
eSATA/USB port ............................55
Express card
Installing ...................................51
Removing..................................51
Express Card .................................51
Extended desktop .........................35
External monitor ...........................34
C
Cabling ...........................................8
Care of Displays ............................78
CD/DVD-Rewriter..........................43
CD-blanks .....................................43
CD-ROM .......................................40
Charging the battery .....................28
Checking the battery level.............29
Connectors
External monitor........................34
Power socket .............................15
Sound card................................44
USB ...........................................54
Control panel................................21
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Copyright ...................................... ii
Correction.....................................73
F
FAQ...............................................69
Fast Ethernet-Network...................47
FCC Compliance Statement ..........87
Files
Finding......................................38
Finding Files ..................................38
Fingerprint sensor .........................56
Fn 36
Frequently asked questions...........69
G
D
Getting started
Inserting the battery..................17
Data and System Security..............70
Data entry .....................................36
Data Security...................................4
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On/Off button...............................25
P
I
Partitions.......................................38
Performing the Restore..................74
Power
Turning off your computer........20
Power Management......................30
Power Saving
Enable/disable...........................31
Power Saving button ....................31
Power supply ............................ 7, 25
Battery operation ......................27
Main operation .........................26
Hibernate Mode ........................30
Sleep Mode...............................30
Program bar..................................20
Programs
Location ....................................39
Icons .............................................21
Indicators
Capital Lock ..............................16
Num Lock..................................16
Introduction....................................3
ISO 13406-2 Class II ......................85
K
Kensington-lock ............................59
Keyboard ......................................36
L
Laser radiation...............................82
Liability limitations ........................93
License agreement ........................19
Q
M
Quality............................................ ii
Main components .........................23
Multimedia card reader .............50
Main oOperation...........................26
Maintenance .................................78
Care of the TFT Display..............78
Transporting the Notebook .......79
Maintenance Programs .................70
Memory cards
Inserting....................................50
Removing..................................50
Memory Stick ................................50
MMC.............................................50
Mouse...........................................37
Multimedia card reader .................50
MultiMediaCard ............................50
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Hard drive .....................................38
Partitions ...................................38
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O
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H
Recover .........................................39
Recycling and Disposal .................80
Removing the battery....................27
Repairs ..........................................82
Restoring
Limits ........................................74
Running the Bios Setup.................66
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R
Safety and maintenance..................1
Safety Instructions...........................3
Ambient Temperature .................5
Battery Operation......................10
Cabling .......................................8
Data Security...............................4
Power supply ..............................7
Set-Up location ...........................4
Touch Pad ...................................9
Upgrades and Repairs ...............82
Screen resolution ..........................33
N
Network ........................................47
Fast Ethernet-Network ...............47
Troubleshooting........................49
What is a network? ....................47
Wireless LAN..............................48
Index
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Appendix
S
SD .................................................50
Search ...........................................38
Secure Digital................................50
Securing the Notebook
Startup Password ......................59
Securing the notebook
Fingerprint sensor .....................56
Serial Number ..................................i
Service Engineers ..........................82
Set-Up Location...............................4
Sleep Mode...................................30
Software........................................60
Deinstallation ............................64
Installation ................................63
Windows Activation ..................65
Sound card ...................................44
External audio ports ..................45
Standards......................................85
Electromagnetic Compatibility ..85
FCC Compliance Statement ......87
Start button ..................................20
Support.........................................77
Suspend to Disk ............................30
System Recovery
Correction .................................73
Upgrades and Repairs ...................82
Using a safety lock.........................59
V
Views
Audio Out .................................15
Card reader ...............................15
Device indicator ........................16
Device indicators.......................14
VGA ..........................................15
eSATA/USB port ........................15
Express Card/54 ........................15
Fingerprint sensor .....................14
Kensington lock ........................15
Keyboard ..................................14
LAN port ...................................15
Microphone ..............................15
Optical drive .............................15
Power ON/OFF..........................15
Power socket.............................15
TFT Display ...............................14
Touchpad..................................14
USB-Port....................................15
Webcam....................................14
W
T
Warranty .......................................88
®
Windows Vista
Help and Support .....................60
Quickstartguide.........................60
User Account Control................62
Welcome Center .......................61
Getting to Know .......................60
®
Windows Desktop ........................20
®
Windows Update..........................71
Wireless LAN .................................48
Working in Comfort ........................6
Table of Contents........................... vi
Task bar ........................................20
Touch pad.................................9, 37
trademarks ...................................... ii
Transport ......................................79
Troubleshooting ...........................75
Errors and Possible Causes ........76
Turn off computer.........................20
U
Universal Serial Bus .......................54
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