Medion E 5211 Notebok Series User manual

Medion E 5211 Notebok Series User manual
Notes on This Manual
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. Along
with the Table of Contents, an Index has been provided to help you locate information.
In addition, many application programs include extensive help functions. As a general
rule, you can access help functions by pressing F1 on the keyboard. These help functions
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application programs.
This interactive manual is designed to provide additional information about your
Notebook as well as useful links accessible via the World Wide Web.
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Windows Vista offers you additional aids to learn about the new version of Windows and
your Notebook. You can find this information in the Welcome Center after booting up
your Notebook. We have listed further useful sources of information starting on page 57.
Document Your Notebook
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
Medion has 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. We are pleased to welcome you as our newest customer. Thank
you for choosing our products.
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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
Front side ................................................................................................. 15
Left Side .................................................................................................... 15
Right Side ................................................................................................. 16
Rear Side................................................................................................... 16
Device Indicators ...................................................................................... 17
Die mitgelieferte Webcam (optional) ........................................................ 18
Getting Started ............................................................................................. 19
How to start:............................................................................................. 19
Step 1 ................................................................................................. 19
Step 2 ................................................................................................. 21
Step 3 ................................................................................................. 21
Short description of the Windows® Desktop ......................................... 22
Main Components ................................................................................ 25
Power Supply ............................................................................................... 27
On/Off Button .......................................................................................... 27
Power Adapter .......................................................................................... 28
Battery Operation ..................................................................................... 29
Inserting the Battery ............................................................................ 29
Removing the Battery .......................................................................... 30
Charging the Battery ........................................................................... 31
Discharging the battery ....................................................................... 31
Battery Performance ............................................................................ 32
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Power Management ................................................................................. 33
Sleep Mode ......................................................................................... 33
Hibernate Mode .................................................................................. 33
Display ......................................................................................................... 34
Opening and Closing the Display ............................................................. 34
Screen Resolution ..................................................................................... 35
Personalization Appearance and Sound .................................................... 35
Connecting an External Monitor ............................................................... 36
Duplicating the Desktop ..................................................................... 37
Extending the Desktop ........................................................................ 37
Connecting a TV ....................................................................................... 38
Data Entry ..................................................................................................... 39
The Keyboard ........................................................................................... 39
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations.................................................. 39
Touch Pad ................................................................................................ 40
The Hard drive .............................................................................................. 41
Important Directories................................................................................ 42
The Optical Drive .......................................................................................... 43
Loading a Disc .......................................................................................... 43
Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc .................................................. 45
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs ....................................... 45
Regional Playback Information for DVD .................................................... 45
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter .............................................. 46
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs .............................................................. 46
The Sound Card ............................................................................................ 47
External Audio Ports.................................................................................. 48
The Network ................................................................................................. 49
What is a network? ................................................................................... 49
Ethernet-Network ................................................................................ 49
Wireless LAN ....................................................................................... 50
Troubleshooting within the Network .................................................. 52
Webcam (optional) ....................................................................................... 53
Bringing the device into operation ............................................................ 53
Connection to a laptop ....................................................................... 53
Setting up the camera ......................................................................... 53
Actual example using Windows Messenger .............................................. 54
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port ...................................................................... 55
Securing the Notebook ............................................................................. 56
Startup Password ...................................................................................... 56
Using a safety lock .................................................................................... 56
Software ....................................................................................................... 57
Getting to Know Windows Vista® .............................................................. 57
Windows Vista® – Quickstartguide ....................................................... 57
Windows Vista® – Help and Support .................................................... 57
Windows Vista® – Welcome Center ...................................................... 58
Windows Vista® – User Account Control............................................... 59
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Windows Media Center ............................................................................ 60
Software Installation ................................................................................. 63
Uninstall Software ............................................................................... 64
Windows Activation .................................................................................. 65
Product activation on your Notebook .................................................. 65
Windows Vista® 64-bit version ................................................................... 66
Please pay attention to the following! ................................................. 66
Installation of the Windows Vista® 64-bit version.................................. 66
Downgrading to Windows XP .................................................................. 67
The BIOS Set-up-Program ......................................................................... 68
Running the BIOS Set-up..................................................................... 68
First Aid ............................................................................................... 69
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions ............................................................... 71
Data and System Security ............................................................................. 72
Data Security ............................................................................................ 72
Maintenance Programs ............................................................................. 72
Windows® Update ..................................................................................... 73
Windows Update Information for Data Security .................................. 74
System Restore ............................................................................................. 75
Correction ................................................................................................ 75
System Restore powered by Symantec ..................................................... 76
Limits of the Recovery ......................................................................... 76
Performing System Restore.................................................................. 76
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................... 77
Localize the Cause .................................................................................... 77
Check Cables and Connections ........................................................... 77
Errors And Possible Causes .................................................................. 78
Additional Support ................................................................................... 79
Driver Support .......................................................................................... 79
Maintenance ................................................................................................. 80
Care of the TFT Display ............................................................................. 80
Transporting the Notebook ...................................................................... 81
Recycling and Disposal ............................................................................. 82
Upgrades and Repairs ............................................................................... 83
Notes for Service Engineers ................................................................. 83
Appendix ............................................................................................. 85
Standards ..................................................................................................... 87
Electromagnetic Compatibility .................................................................. 87
ISO 13406-2 Class II.................................................................................. 87
Conditions of Warranty for the United Kingdom ........................................... 89
Restricted Warranty .................................................................................. 89
Liability limitations .................................................................................... 94
Index ............................................................................................................ 95
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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
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Battery Operation ............................................................. 10
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Safety Instructions
Safety
Safety Instructions
Do not allow small children to play unattended with electrical equipment. Children
are incapable of judging potential risks properly.
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Keep the packing materials, such as foil away from children. The danger of
suffocation could arise in the case of misuse.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Slots and openings in the notebook serve to ventilate it. Do not cover up these
openings, because the notebook could overheat.
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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.
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Do not operate the notebook during a thunderstorm, in order to avoid damage
through lightning strike.
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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.
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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.
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To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than 120º. Do not forcibly
open it.
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In order to avoid damage to the display, do not touch it with your fingers or sharp
objects.
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Never lift the notebook by the TFT Display; doing so could break the hinges.
Switch off your Notebook immediately or do not switch it on at all and contact
customer service …
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… 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.
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... 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!
Safety Instructions
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Appendix
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Handling
Please follow the instructions in this section for the safe operation of your notebook:
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
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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.
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It is highly recommended you do not use the notebook outdoors.
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Operate the notebook and all peripherals on a stable, balanced and vibration-free
surface.
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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.
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The device will emit heat during operation; the keyboard and the hand
compartment can warm up through this. This warming is normal and harmless.
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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 you to 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 fallen below.
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Your notebook is not suitable for use at video workstation devices in the sense of §2
of the video workstation regulation.
Safety Instructions
Safety
The notebook is most reliably operated at an ambient temperature between
+41° (5° C) and +95° F (35° C) and at a relative humidity between 20% and 70%
(without condensation).
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When powered off, the notebook can be stored at temperatures between
32° and 140° F (0° and 60° C).
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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 shortcircuit.
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For transporting the notebook keep the original packing.
Appendix
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Handling
Ambient Temperature
Safety Instructions
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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.
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Arms – Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows close to your sides, with
forearms and hands approximately parallel to the floor.
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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.
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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.
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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:
Power supply
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.
•
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.
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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.
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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.
Appendix
Aid
Components
Handling
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Safety Instructions
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Cabling
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Arrange cables so no one can walk on or trip over them.
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Do not place objects on any of the cables.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Make sure that all connecting cables are connected with the respective peripheral
devices, in order to avoid perturbing radiation. Remove any cables not needed.
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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:
Wireless LAN (optional)
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.
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
•
Components
Touch Pad
Handling
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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 31 for instructions on checking
the battery level.
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Only change the battery when the unit is switched off.
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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
Left side......................................................................... 15
Right side ...................................................................... 16
Rear side........................................................................ 16
Power and status indicators........................................... 17
Getting started ................................................................... 18
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Front side ...................................................................... 15
How to start .................................................................. 19
Appendix
Aid
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Short description of the Windows Desktop ................... 22
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Included with Your Notebook
Safety
Included with Your Notebook
Notebook
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Lithium-Ion battery
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Power adapter with connection cable
(Model: FSP065-ASC)
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Application-/Support-Disc
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OEM version of operating system
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Documentation
Appendix
Aid
Components
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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
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Views
Open Notebook
1
2
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3
4
7
5
6
(Diagram the same)
1
- TFT display .............................................................................(Ö p. 34)
2
- Power ON/OFF ......................................................................(Ö p. 27)
3
- Keyboard ...............................................................................(Ö p. 39)
4
- Touchpad ..............................................................................(Ö p. 40)
5
- Device indicators ...................................................................(Ö p. 17)
6
- Touchpad buttons .................................................................(Ö p. 40)
7
- Palm rest
8
- Stereo speaker
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Safety
Front side
9
11
(Diagram the same)
9
- Display catch ..........................................................................(Ö p. 34)
10
- Microphone ...........................................................................(Ö p. 48)
11
- Audio Out .............................................................................. (Ö p. 48)
Handling
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12
Components
Left Side
13
13
- USB port ...............................................................................(Ö p. 55)
Appendix
- Power socket ........................................................................(Ö p. 28)
Aid
(Diagram the same)
12
Views
15
Right Side
14
15
16
17
18
(Diagram the same)
14
- Optical Drive ........................................................................(Ö p. 43)
15
- Activity LED optical drive ........................................................(Ö p. 44)
16
- Emergency ejection ..............................................................(Ö p. 45)
17
- Disc eject button ...................................................................(Ö p. 44)
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- Kensington lock ....................................................................(Ö p. 56)
Rear Side
19
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20
21
- TV out port (S-video) ..............................................................(Ö p. 38)
20
- External monitor port VGA .....................................................(Ö p. 36)
21
- LAN port (RJ-45) ....................................................................(Ö p. 49)
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Device Indicators
LED's indicate the power and operating system states of the Notebook. The meaning of
each LED is:
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Handling
n op q rst
n WLAN LED
This LED lights when the WLAN function is activated.
o Operating indicator
This LED lights when the Notebook is in operation.
p Standby indicator
This LED flashes when the Notebook is in Standby mode.
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q Access indicator
This LED lights or flashes when the Notebook is accessing the hard disk or the optical drive.
r Battery LED
This LED lights when the battery is charging.
s Capital Lock
Appendix
This LED lights when CAPS-Lock has been activated. This sets the keyboard to capital
letters.
t Num Lock
This LED lights when NUM-Lock has been activated (NumLk)..
Views
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Die mitgelieferte Webcam (optional)
21
- Fokusring
22
- Linse
23
- Betriebs-LED
24
- Mikrofon
25
- Kamerataste
26
- Drehgelenk
27
- USB-Stecker
28
- Klemmhalterung
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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 pre-installed.
You do not have to install any of the discs supplied.
Step 1
Insert the battery before bringing the notebook into operation by sliding the battery
pack into the compartment (n). Lock the battery (o) under all circumstances, in
order to avoid it falling out unintentionally.
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Connect the supplied power adapter to the notebook at the notebook power
socket (12). Connect the power adapter via a power cable to a free AC power
outlet. Set the switch on the power adapter to the I setting, in order to supply the
notebook with electricity and to charge the battery.
(Set the switch to 0 to interrupt the electricity supply.)
Appendix
Aid
Components
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How to start:
Getting Started
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Open the display by pushing the display catch to the right with your thumb and
then open the display up to the required position with your thumbs and
forefingers. 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.
•
Switch the notebook on by operating the On/Off Switch (2). The notebook starts
and now goes through a number of phases.
Getting Started
Safety
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.
Handling
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.
Step 2
Follow the instructions on the screen. Dialogue boxes will explain any steps that need to
be taken.
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.
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.
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Should you have any questions just click on
Step 3
After the login procedure the Windows® desktop appears on your screen.
You will find a brief overview on the following pages.
Aid
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After the login procedure the Windows desktop appears on your screen. This can be
adjusted so that the screen of your computer looks different.
Appendix
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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6. Desktop Icons
Desktop icons link to their respective programs. To start a program, double-click its
desktop icon.
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 .................................................................... 27
Display .............................................................................. 34
Hard Drive .......................................................................... 41
Optical Drive ...................................................................... 43
Sound Card ........................................................................ 47
Network ............................................................................. 49
WLAN (optional) ........................................................... 50
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Data entry .......................................................................... 38
Webcam (optional) ............................................................. 53
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port ............................................ 55
Securing the Notebook ...................................................... 56
Appendix
Aid
Software ............................................................................. 57
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Power Supply
Safety
Power Supply
On/Off Button
Power on or off your notebook by pressing the on/off button (2) briefly.
Components
Handling
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.
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
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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~/ 5060 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 left side of the notebook (12).
The adapter has an on and off switch. No electricity will be used and the notebook will not
be supplied with electricity if the switch is set to OFF (0).
The adapter provides the notebook with power in the ON setting (I) 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 or set the adapter to OFF (0).
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
Appendix
Aid
Components
Slide the battery into the battery compartment (n). Lock the battery (o) under all
circumstances, in order to avoid it falling out unintentionally.
Power Supply
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Removing the Battery
Push the Safety Lock (n and o) to the ‘Unlock’ position, in order to remove the battery
pack.
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.
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Power Supply
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.
Safety
Charging the Battery
Note
Handling
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.
Components
Note
Appendix
Aid
Think about saving your open files in good time, to avoid a possible loss of
data.
Power Supply
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Battery Performance
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.
Checking the Battery Level
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.
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!
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.
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Power Supply
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.
Safety
Power Management
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.
Handling
Sleep Mode
Appendix
Aid
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.
Components
Hibernate Mode
Power Supply
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Display
Unlike a normal monitor, the TFT display does not produce either radiation or flicker.
Opening and Closing the Display
A display catch (9) keeps the display closed when the Notebook is not in use.
1. Open the display by pushing the display catch to the right with your thumb and
then open the display up to the required position with your thumbs and
forefingers.
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.
Appendix
Aid
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Components
•
Safety
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 can
adjust the presentation to the mode supported with the Windows “Personalization”
Help Program.
Handling
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 (20) 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 (20).
3. Connect the external monitor to the electrical socket and power it up.
4. Start your notebook.
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:
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Display
Safety
Duplicating the Desktop
This mode duplicates the display of the Notebook on the external monitor.
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Only Notebook (1 x Fn + F10)
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Only external monitor (2 x Fn + F10)
•
Notebook + external monitor (3 x Fn + F10)
Handling
You will switch between the following combinations with the help of the Fn + F10 key
combination:
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.
This option does not support the key combination Fn + F10.
Appendix
Aid
Components
The screen resolution and the colour quality of the individual display devices can be set
under “Control Panel Ö Personalize Ö Display Settings”.
Display
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Connecting a TV
The Notebook has a port (19) for connecting a TV. To connect and configure the
Notebook for a TV:
This option supports the key combination Fn + F10.
1. Shut down your notebook.
2. Connect the signal cable of the TV to the TV out port (19) of the Notebook.
3. First turn on your TV, then turn on your notebook.
4. Switch on your notebook and boot it properly.
Note
If the option Control Panel Ö Personalize Ö Display Settings Ö
Extending the Desktop is activated, then it must be deactivated first in
order to change the display to the TV set.
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Display
Safety
Data Entry
The Keyboard
Handling
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
Description
Fn + F1
WLAN
Enables or disables the wireless LAN function.
Fn + F3
Mute
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Switches the loudspeakers on / off.
Fn + F4
Decreases the volume.
Fn + F5
Increases the volume.
Fn + F6
Touchpad
Switches the touchpad on / off.
Fn + F8
Reduces screen brightness.
Fn + F9
Enhances screen brightness.
Fn + F10
Display
Toggles the display screen between internal monitor, external
monitor and simultaneous display.
Power saving function
Aid
Fn + F11
Reduces the performane oft he notebook .
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.
Appendix
Fn + F12
Data Entry
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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.
Caution!
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.
You can also perform a direct click or double click using the touch pad by tapping the
surface briefly once or twice.
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In the Windows Control Panel you will find a number of useful settings that will make
using the touch pad easier.
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Data Entry
Safety
The Hard drive
The hard drive is the main storage medium combining large storage capacity and rapid
data access.
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.
Handling
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.
Warning!
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:
Components
Never switch off the computer while the busy indicator is lit since this may
result in loss of data.
Windows
Software programs
Your documents
Drivers for internal Notebook components
Installation files for software that came with your
Notebook
Aid
D:
Restore software
Appendix
RECOVER
The Hard drive
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Important Directories
The most important directories preinstalled on your notebook are shown below. These
directories may vary from what is shown here.
Warning!
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.
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. 76), 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.
D:\Driver
Drivers for internal notebook components.
D:\Tools
Includes installation files for software that came with your notebook.
D:\Recover
Includes the files needed to perform a system restore.
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The Hard drive
Safety
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.
Handling
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.
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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!
Appendix
Aid
The disc can be damaged when the drive drawer is pushed in, if it has not
been positioned on the support correctly.
The Optical Drive
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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.
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).
6. Press the eject button if you want to remove a disc.
Warning!
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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The Optical Drive
Safety
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.
Handling
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.
If your operating system doesn’t open the selection window you still have the possibility of
the access via the “Explorer” or “Computer”.
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.
Components
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.
CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name of a data protection program incorporated
by the movie industry as an action against illegal copies.
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).
Aid
Among the numerous regulations for CSS licensees the most important ones are the
country specific playback restrictions.
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
The Optical Drive
Appendix
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.
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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.
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.
Please avoid the following when using recordable/rewriteable discs - especially blanks that have never before been used:
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radiation by direct sunlight (UVA/UVB)
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scratches and damage to the disc surface
•
extreme temperatures
The Optical Drive
Safety
The Sound Card
Components
Handling
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.
Aid
Click on Mixer, in order to open the volume mixer.
The Sound Card
Appendix
By using the keys Fn + F4 and Fn + F5 you have the possibility to regulate the volume.
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External Audio Ports
The use of the external connections gives you a good opportunity to connect your
notebook to external devices.
Caution!
The use of headphones/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. Changing the basic settings
of the equalizer can also cause damage to the hearing of the listener.
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.
Microphone In
(10)
Audio Out
(11)
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For recording via an external microphone.
For sound reproduction via external stereo
equipment such as loudspeakers (active) or
headphones.
The Sound Card
Safety
The Network
What is a network?
Handling
A network means connecting your notebook to one or several other computers. Users can
transfer data between computers and share resources such as printers and hard disk
drives.
Here are some practical examples:
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You can exchange E-mail and manage appointments in an
office.
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Users can share a printer in a network and save their data on a central server.
•
Two or more computers can be connected to play network games or share data.
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.
Connect one end to the RJ45 connection (Western plug) at the network interface of your
notebook (21) and the other to another PC or a hub/switch.
Appendix
Aid
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.
Components
Ethernet-Network
The Network
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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 and
the corresponding LED for WLAN 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.
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The Network
Safety
Appendix
Aid
Components
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). 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
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transmission speed (max. 300 Mbp/s ) can vary according to the distance and loading
of the partner.
Handling
Conditions
*
300 Mbit/s is a gross value. A maximum of 75 Mbit/s will be achieved on the application
level. A WLAN router in accordance with the 802.11n standard will be necessary in order
to be able to use the full performance.
The Network
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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?
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.
The data transmission is incorrect or very slow. What might be the
problem?
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 Network
Safety
Webcam (optional)
The webcam supplied with the device will enable the use of various services such as the
Windows Messenger.
Handling
Bringing the device into operation
Connection to a laptop
You will connect the USB web camera with a laptop as follows:
1. Switch the laptop on and wait until the operating system has started completely.
2. Connect the end of the USB cable to a free USB connection socket on your laptop.
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3. Windows® will confirm that new hardware has been connected and will complete
the installation process.
Setting up the camera
The USB web camera has been designed to be installed on the screen of the laptop with
the clip attachment.
Pay attention to the following tips:
•
The recording angle will be ideal if you attach the USB web camera in the centre of
the screen.
•
Turn the focussing ring lens to set the sharpness of the image. Pay attention to the
live image during this.
You will be able to turn the camera body up and down within the clip attachments so that
the angle can be adjusted to the shooting conditions.
Aid
Positioning the camera lens
Starting the camera software
Appendix
Press the camera button, in order to start the software pre-installed on your laptop.
Webcam (optional)
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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.
A wizard helps you optimize the settings of your speakers, microphone and webcam.
Follow the instructions on your screen.
3. Click on Finish to transmit your image via the webcam.
4. 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
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
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.
Aid
Components
Handling
USB ports provide an easy way to connect many peripheral devices to your Notebook
(13). You can use any USB device with any USB port. Your notebook will have 4 USB
2.0 connection sockets (USB 1.1 compatible).
Note
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
Appendix
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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Securing the Notebook
Your new Notebook will make software and hardware solutions to unauthorized access
available to you.
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.
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.
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 72.
Using a safety lock
You can prevent theft by using a so called Kensington lock, which can be bought at
your local retailer.
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.
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
There are many kinds of help and information for using your Notebook. This section tells
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®
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you where to get help with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, software
programs, and your notebook.
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Windows Vista® offers different options to understand its operation, we will mention only a
few of those options here:
Windows Vista® – Quickstartguide
Handling
Getting to Know Windows Vista
Safety
Software
This Handbook will give you a brief overview of the operation of your operating system.
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Initial steps
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The Welcome Center
•
Innovations
•
Help displays
We recommend this reading matter to beginners and those switching from other versions
of Windows.
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The following themes are dealt with in it:
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.
Aid
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
Appendix
2. Now select Help and Support
Software
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Windows Vista® – Welcome Center
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.
It is the aim of this feature to enable both beginners and experienced users to make
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additional setting for the optimal use of Windows Vista after first bringing the Notebook
into operation.
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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View computer details
(Find information about you computer, the type of your graphics card and the
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Windows Vista version here)
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Transfer files and settings
(Transfer data and settings off your old Notebook with this)
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Add new users
(Administrate and open user accounts for each user of the Notebook with this)
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Connect to the Internet
(Configure your internet access with this)
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What’s new in Windows Vista
(Learn how Windows Vista® is different in comparison to older versions)
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The use of the email program
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…and much more!
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Software
Safety
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.
Handling
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.
Click on Continue, in order to continue the procedure.
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Click on Cancel, in order to end the procedure.
Appendix
Aid
Components
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Software
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Windows Media Center
The Windows Media Center is the platform for your individual home entertainment in
Windows Vista. You will be able to record television, TV broadcasts, DVDs and music, look
at photos and much more by a remote (not included in the scope of the delivery) or by a
click of the mouse, with the Windows Media Center.
Information
The support of the functions will depend on the hardware equipment of the
notebook. For example, the TV function requires a TV tuner (not included in
the scope of the delivery).
You will start your individual entertainment as follows:
1. Switch on the notebook
2. Click on the Start button
3. Open the Windows Media Center by the click of the mouse
An overview of the Windows Media Center functions is below:
Main menu
TV + Films
Sub-menu
Recordings
You will have the possibility of recording broadcasts if you
connect a TV tuner. You can play back the broadcasts recorded,
delete them or burn them on external media through this Menu
point.
Play back DVD
You will play DVDs through this Menu point.
Set up TV
You will have the possibility of configuring the TV signal here, if
you have an external TV tuner available.
Online Media
Programmes
This library of programmes offers a listing of various online media.
You will call up content through the Internet, from the online
video library, through news portals to the music shop, by means
of the online media. An existing Internet connection is the
requirement for the use of this function.
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Tasks
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Main menu
Sub-menu
Settings
Adapt the Windows Media Center to your requirements and
needs here. For example, make the settings for the protection of
children here.
Stand by
Handling
You will not only close the Windows Media Center but you will
be able to put the whole operating system in stand-by through
this sub-menu. Pay attention that all applications have been
already closed before putting the system into stand-by.
Burn CD/DVD
Call up your burning software to start a burning process through
this sub-menu
If you connect an external device, such as an MP3 player or a
digital camera; you will be able to synchronise the respective data
to an external device with the notebook through this sub-menu.
Extension set-up
You will be able to set up a Windows Media Center extension by
means of this sub-menu. You will be able to access the data on
your notebook by means of a cable or wireless network.
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Synchronising
‘Only media’
You will switch to the full image of the Media Center by means of
this sub-menu.
Library of images
Aid
All the images stored in your notebook will be located in the
library of images. Start the playback in a slide show here.
Play back everything
Select ‘Play back everything’, to start the playback of a slide
show directly.
Video library
All the videos stored in your notebook will be located in its video
library.
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Images + Videos
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Main menu
Sub-menu
Music
Music library
All the music titles stored in your notebook will be located in the
music library. You will be able to start the selected playback of
an album, an artist or a selected title here.
Play back everything
You will start the playback of all the files stored in your music
library by means of this sub-menu.
Radio
You will have the possibility of listening to a radio broadcaster
and to administrate it, if you have external radio tuner hardware
available.
Search
You will be able to search for music titles, composers, artists,
albums, etc. in a targeted way by means of this sub-menu. The
search will start as soon as you have entered the first letters.
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Software Installation
Note
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.
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.
Note
Appendix
Aid
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.
Components
The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the factory.
Handling
If your operating system is configured that the installation procedure
accepts only signed drivers (default) and software an information screen will
appear.
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An example for the manual installation without the autorun function:
1. Click on Start
2. Click on All Programs.
3. Open the Accessories
4. Select the item
program point.
Run.
5. Now enter the letter of the CD-ROM drive followed by a colon and the program
name setup:
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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Software
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.
Safety
Windows Activation
®
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 ProductID. 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.
Handling
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.
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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Product activation on your Notebook
Appendix
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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®
Windows Vista 64-bit version
You can install the Windows Vista® 64-bit version on your notebook. This is intended
above all for experienced computer users for whom working speed is particularly
important. You will exploit the complete potential of your notebook with the Windows
Vista® 64-bit version: optimum use of the working memory, higher security and maximum
reliability.
Please pay attention to the following!
ƒ All the data on your notebook will be deleted with the installation of the Vista® 64bit version. Secure your data on external media, in order to avoid any loss of data.
ƒ All the device drivers will have to be reinstalled after the installation of the Vista® 64bit version. You will find them on the Application and support disk supplied with
the notebook, under ‘Drivers’ and ‘Tools’ on the second partition.
ƒ Some applications or peripheral devices do not offer 64-bit compatible drivers.
Read in the system requirements and the technical data of the respective
manufacturer and provider whether your additionally acquired software or
peripherals are compatible with Windows Vista® 64-Bit Version.
Installation of the Windows Vista® 64-bit version
1. Place the Recovery disk labelled ‘64-Bit Version’ into the optical drive and put
the notebook into stand-by.
2. Start the notebook. The notebook will then boot up from the Recovery disk.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen, in order to install the Windows Vista® 64-Bit
Version.
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Software
You will have the possibility of resetting the operating system if you however want to
operate your notebook with Windows XP for some reasons. The notebook is supplied with
all the necessary XP drivers.
Safety
Downgrading to Windows XP
All the data on your notebook will be deleted during the installation. Secure your
data on external media in order to avoid any loss of data.
•
A downgrade will only be possible with a Windows XP Service Pack 3 licence.
•
All device drivers will have to be reinstalled after the installation of the XP version.
You will find them on the Application and support disk supplied with the notebook,
under ‘Drivers’ and ‘Tools’ on the second partition.
•
An external disk drive and a disk will be necessary for the installation of the driver
for the hard drive. These are not in the scope of delivery but they can be bought in
specialist shops.
•
You will find the necessary installation files that will have to be copied to the disk on
the second partition under Driver => WinXP in the Floppy_Inf Directory.
Insert your disk (not contained in the scope of delivery) and restart the notebook, for the
installation of the Windows XP Service Pack 3.
Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
General information:
Components
•
Handling
Please pay attention to the following in the case of a downgrade to Windows XP:
Limited support of OEM drivers with [F6] in during the installation of Windows XP or
Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859
Handling of problems in the case of ‘Stop 0x0000007B’ errors in Windows XP
Aid
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103
Limitation to particular USB floppy drives:
A connected USB disk drive will not function if you press [F6] during the Windows XP
installation, in order to install mass memory drivers.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916196
You will not be able to add device or HAL drivers in the Text Mode phase of the Windows
Server 2003 or Windows XP Set-up program after you have pressed F6 and then S, in order
to enter control drivers.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841813
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Appendix
A possible problem during an installation with F6 drivers:
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 .................................................................................... 71
Data and System Security ................................................... 72
Aid
Maintenance....................................................................... 80
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Troubleshooting ................................................................. 77
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System Recovery ................................................................. 75
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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.
Handling
What is the Windows activation?
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.
Aid
When is the recovery of the factory setting recommended?
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 have
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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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.
Safety
®
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.
Handling
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.
Components
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.
.
4. Click on Check for update.
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
Appendix
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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Safety
System Restore
Windows Vista® provides a useful function (System Restore) enabling the storage of the
so-called Recovery points.
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.
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.
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. T
Components
Recovery points are created automatically by the system, but they can also be set
manually.
Handling
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.
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Aid
he 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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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 and not the
Windows Vista Recovery 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 72).
This recovery will reset your system to its condition at delivery. Printer installations or
other additional software must be reinstalled.
Performing System Restore
1. First, please carefully read the entire System Restore section of the Windows Help
file.
2. Power up the Notebook and immediately press the key F3 to display the recovery
menu.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The notebook will restart and return to its original condition at the time of delivery.
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Safety
Troubleshooting
Localize the Cause
Check Cables and Connections
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
•
Components
Handling
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.
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 and the corresponding LED for WLAN will light.
The touchpad is not functioning.
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Press the Fn + F6 key combination, in order to activate the touchpad.
Troubleshooting
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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.
Handling
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:
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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Driver Support
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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 (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
•
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.
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Maintenance
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.
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Handling
Safety
Upgrades and Repairs
•
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/CD-RW/DVD/DVD-RW
drives.
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Notes on Laser Radiation:
When removing and/or opening laser devices, the following guidelines must be observed:
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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Appendix
Standards ........................................................................... 87
Conditions of warranty ....................................................... 89
Appendix
Aid
Components
Index .................................................................................. 95
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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 subpixels may occur.
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Handling
Electromagnetic Compatibility
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.
Aid
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.
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.
•
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 800
3
3
6
0
3
1280 x 854
3
3
6
0
3
1280 x 1024
3
3
7
0
3
1366 x 768
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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Conditions of Warranty for the United
Kingdom
Handling
Restricted Warranty
I. General Conditions of Warranty
1. General
•
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.
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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:
•
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.
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For the warranty to be valid, you must:
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 defective product in question, MEDION, in its
reasonable opinion, considers that the defect has been caused by:
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When it is necessary to return your product for repair please ensure that your product is
suitably packed for transportation.
•
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.
This should include:
•
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;
This will greatly assist MEDION in identifying the defect, when submitted together with the
defective product.
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.
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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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.
Safety
Appendix
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.
Handling
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.
Components
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.
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2. Scope
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3. Exclusion from warranty
To the extent permitted by law, this warranty shall be void in the event that defects or loss
caused by:
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;
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
g. improper transportation or packaging during return of the product.
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.
4. Service Hotline
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.
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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Safety
II. Special warranty conditions for MEDION PC, notebook,
pocket PC (PDA) and navigation devices (PNA)
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.
Handling
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.
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.
Appendix
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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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.
Components
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:
Conditions of Warranty for the United Kingdom
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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.
The following provisions must be made by you for carrying out repairs or replacements on
site:
•
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.
Liability limitations
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.
Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any of the following:
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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All programs ....................................... 22
Ambient Temperature........................... 5
Audience ............................................... i
Autorun .............................................. 63
B
Battery operation ................................ 29
Battery power ................................. 32
Charging ........................................ 31
Checking the battery level .............. 32
Discharging the battery .................. 31
Removing ....................................... 30
Battery Operation ............................... 10
Battery Power ..................................... 32
BIOS Setup-Program ........................... 68
BIOS Utility
Running .......................................... 68
E
Safety
Discharging the battery ...................... 31
Discs
Loading .......................................... 43
Removing blocked discs ................. 45
Display ............................................... 34
Opening and closing the display .... 34
Driver Support ................................... 79
Drivers ............................................... 42
DVD-Drive .......................................... 43
A
Handling
Index
F
FAQ.................................................... 71
Fast Ethernet-Network ........................ 49
Files
Finding........................................... 41
Finding Files ....................................... 41
Frequently asked questions ................ 71
C
Cabling ................................................. 8
Care of Displays .................................. 80
CD/DVD-Rewriter ............................... 46
CD-blanks ........................................... 46
CD-ROM ............................................. 43
Charging the battery .......................... 31
Checking the battery level .................. 32
Connectors
External monitor ............................. 36
Power socket .................................. 15
Sound card ..................................... 47
TV ................................................... 38
USB ................................................. 55
Control panel ..................................... 23
Copyright ............................................. ii
Correction .......................................... 75
Components
Electromagnetic Compatibility ........... 87
EMC ................................................... 87
Emergency ejection of a bBlocked disc 45
Extended desktop .............................. 37
External monitor ................................ 36
Getting started
Inserting the battery ....................... 19
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G
H
Hard drive .......................................... 41
Partitions ........................................ 41
Icons .................................................. 23
Indicators
Access ............................................ 17
Introduction ......................................... 3
ISO 13406-2 Class II ........................... 87
D
Data and System Security ................... 72
Data entry........................................... 39
Data Security ........................................ 4
Directories .......................................... 42
Disc-Drive ........................................... 43
K
Kensington-lock ................................. 56
Keyboard ........................................... 39
Index
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Appendix
I
Recycling and Disposal ...................... 82
Removing the battery ......................... 30
Repairs ............................................... 83
Restoring
Limits ............................................. 76
Running the Bios Setup ...................... 68
L
Laser radiation .................................... 83
Liability limitations .............................. 94
License agreement .............................. 21
M
S
Main components .............................. 25
Main oOperation ................................ 28
Maintenance....................................... 80
Care of the TFT Display ................... 80
Transporting the Notebook............. 81
Maintenance Programs ....................... 72
Mikrofonanschluss .............................. 48
Mouse ................................................ 40
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 .................... 83
Screen resolution ............................... 35
Search ................................................ 41
Securing the Notebook
Startup Password ........................... 56
Serial Number ....................................... i
Service Engineers ............................... 83
Set-Up Location ................................... 4
Sleep Mode ........................................ 33
Software ............................................ 57
Deinstallation ................................. 64
Installation ..................................... 63
Windows Activation ....................... 65
Sound card ........................................ 47
External audio ports ....................... 48
Standards ........................................... 87
Electromagnetic Compatibility ....... 87
Start button ....................................... 22
Support ............................................. 79
Suspend to Disk ................................. 33
System Recovery
Correction ...................................... 75
N
Network ............................................. 49
Fast Ethernet-Network .................... 49
Troubleshooting ............................. 52
What is a network? ......................... 49
Wireless LAN ................................... 50
O
On/Off button .................................... 27
P
Partitions ............................................ 41
Port
TV out(S-video) ............................... 16
Power
Turning off your computer ............. 22
Power Management ........................... 33
Power supply.................................. 7, 27
Battery operation ............................ 29
Main operation ............................... 28
Hibernate Mode .............................. 33
Sleep Mode .................................... 33
Program bar ....................................... 22
Programs
Location .......................................... 42
T
Table of Contents..................................v
Task bar ............................................. 22
Touch pad ..................................... 9, 40
Transport ........................................... 81
Troubleshooting ................................ 77
Errors and Possible Causes ............. 78
Q
Quality .................................................. i
R
Recover............................................... 42
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Power socket .................................. 15
TFT Display .................................... 14
Touchpad....................................... 14
USB-Port......................................... 15
U
Universal Serial Bus ............................. 55
Upgrades and Repairs ......................... 83
Using a safety lock .............................. 56
Safety
Turn off computer .............................. 22
Appendix
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View
TV out port (S-video) ...................... 16
Activity LED optical drive................. 16
Audio Out ....................................... 15
Device indicator .............................. 17
Device indicators ............................ 14
Disc ejet button .............................. 16
Emergency ejection ........................ 16
Kensington lock .............................. 16
Keyboard ........................................ 14
LAN port ......................................... 16
Microphone .................................... 15
Optical drive ................................... 16
Power ON/OFF ............................... 14
Components
Warranty ............................................ 89
Webcam............................................. 53
®
Windows Vista
Help and Support .......................... 57
Quickstartguide.............................. 57
User Account Control ..................... 59
Welcome Center ............................ 58
Windows Vista™
Getting to Know ............................ 57
Control Panel ................................. 23
Help ............................................... 23
®
Windows Desktop ............................. 22
®
Windows Update............................... 73
Wireless LAN ...................................... 50
Working in Comfort ............................. 6
V
Handling
W
Index
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