Medion E 1217 Notebok Series User manual

Medion E 1217 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.
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These help functions are available to you when you use the Microsoft Windows
operating system or the various 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.
We have listed further useful sources of information starting on page 50.
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
We have selected the components in this computer for their high level of
functionality, ease of use, safety and reliability.
Through balanced hardware and software design we are able to provide you
with an innovative personal computer useful for applications relating to both
work and leisure.
We are pleased to welcome you as our newest customer.
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Safety Instructions
Table of Contents:
Safety and Maintenance .................................................................... 1
Safety Instructions ..................................................................................... 3
Data Security ......................................................................................... 4
Set-Up Location ..................................................................................... 4
Ambient Temperature............................................................................ 5
Working in Comfort ............................................................................... 6
Connecting............................................................................................ 7
Power supply ................................................................................... 7
Cabling ............................................................................................ 8
Information about the regulatory compliance according to R&TTE ........ 9
Touch Pad ............................................................................................. 9
Battery Operation ................................................................................ 10
Views & Handling .......................................................................... 11
Included with Your Notebook .................................................................. 13
Views ....................................................................................................... 14
Open Notebook ................................................................................... 14
Left Side ............................................................................................... 15
Right Side ............................................................................................ 15
Device Indicators ................................................................................. 16
Getting Started ........................................................................................ 17
How to start:........................................................................................ 17
Step 1 ............................................................................................ 17
Step 2 ............................................................................................ 18
Step 3 ............................................................................................ 18
Short Description of the Windows® Desktop ................................... 19
Main Components .......................................................................... 23
Power Supply .......................................................................................... 25
On/Off Button ..................................................................................... 25
Power Adapter ..................................................................................... 26
Battery Operation ................................................................................ 27
Inserting the Battery ....................................................................... 27
Removing the Battery ..................................................................... 28
Charging the Battery ...................................................................... 28
Discharging the battery .................................................................. 29
Battery Performance ....................................................................... 29
Power Management ............................................................................ 31
Sleep Mode .................................................................................... 31
Hibernate Mode ............................................................................. 31
Display .................................................................................................... 32
Opening and Closing the Display ........................................................ 32
Screen Resolution ................................................................................ 32
Appearance and Personalization .......................................................... 33
Connecting an External Monitor .......................................................... 34
Duplicate the Desktop .................................................................... 35
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Extend the Desktop........................................................................ 35
Only display the Desktop on 1 ....................................................... 35
Only display the Desktop on 2 ....................................................... 35
Data Entry ............................................................................................... 36
The Keyboard ...................................................................................... 36
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations ............................................ 36
Touch Pad ............................................................................................... 38
Operating the touchpad with several fingers ................................. 38
The Hard Drive ........................................................................................ 40
Important Directories .......................................................................... 41
The Sound Card ...................................................................................... 42
External Audio Ports ............................................................................ 43
The Network ........................................................................................... 44
What is a network? .............................................................................. 44
Ethernet-Network .......................................................................... 44
Wireless LAN ....................................................................................... 45
Troubleshooting within the Network ............................................. 46
Bluetooth (optional) ............................................................................ 47
The Multimedia Card Reader ................................................................... 48
Inserting Memory Cards ...................................................................... 48
Removing Memory Cards .................................................................... 48
Webcam (optional) ................................................................................. 49
Actual example using Windows Messenger ......................................... 49
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port................................................................. 49
Securing the Notebook ........................................................................... 50
Startup Password ................................................................................ 50
Using a safety lock ............................................................................... 50
Software.................................................................................................. 51
Getting to Know Windows® 7.............................................................. 51
Windows® 7 - News ........................................................................ 51
Windows® 7 – Quickstartguide ....................................................... 53
Windows® 7 - Help and Support ..................................................... 53
Windows® 7 – Getting Started ........................................................ 54
Windows® 7 - User Account Control ............................................... 55
Windows® 7 – Control Panel........................................................... 56
Installation of Software........................................................................ 57
How to Install your Software ......................................................... 57
Software Uninstallation.................................................................. 58
Windows Activation ............................................................................ 59
Product activation on your Notebook ............................................ 59
The BIOS Set-up-Program.................................................................... 60
Running the BIOS Set-up ............................................................... 60
First Aid ....................................................................................... 61
Data and System Security ........................................................................ 63
Data Security ....................................................................................... 63
Maintenance Programs ....................................................................... 63
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System Restore ........................................................................................ 64
Correction ........................................................................................... 64
Windows® Update ............................................................................... 65
Windows Update Information for Data Security ............................. 66
System Restore ........................................................................................ 67
Limits of the Recovery .......................................................................... 67
Carrying out a Restore ......................................................................... 68
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions .......................................................... 69
Customer Service ..................................................................................... 70
Localize the Cause ............................................................................... 70
Check Cables and Connections............................................................ 70
Errors And Possible Causes....................................................................... 71
Additional Support .............................................................................. 72
Driver Support ..................................................................................... 72
Transporting the Notebook ................................................................. 73
Maintenance........................................................................................ 74
Care of the TFT Display ........................................................................ 74
Upgrades and Repairs .............................................................................. 75
Notes for Service Engineers ............................................................ 75
Recycling and Disposal ............................................................................ 76
Appendix ..................................................................................... 77
Standards ................................................................................................ 79
Electromagnetic Compatibility ............................................................. 79
ISO 13406-2 Class II............................................................................. 79
FCC Compliance Statement ................................................................. 81
Conditions of Warranty for the United Kingdom ...................................... 82
Index ....................................................................................................... 88
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Safety
Chapter 1
Subject
Page
Handling
Safety and Maintenance
Safety Instructions ............................................................. 3
Data Security ...................................................................... 4
Ambient Temperature ....................................................... 5
Working in Comfort ........................................................... 6
Connecting......................................................................... 7
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE ............................................................ 9
Components
Set-up Location .................................................................. 4
Touch Pad .......................................................................... 9
Appendix
Aid
Battery Operation ............................................................. 10
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Safety Instructions
Safety
Safety Instructions

Keep the packing materials, such as plastic sheet away from children. The
danger of suffocation could arise in the case of misuse.

Do not open the case of the notebook, the battery or the power adaptor.
When the case is open there is a danger of severe electric shock.

Do not insert objects through the slots and openings of the notebook.
This may lead to electric shock, electrical short-circuit or fire that will
damage your notebook.

Slots and openings in the notebook serve to ventilate it. Do not cover up
these openings, because the notebook could overheat.

The notebook is not intended to be operated in a heavy industry
company. Operation under extreme environmental conditions can result
in damage to your notebook.

Do not operate the notebook during a thunderstorm, in order to avoid
damage through lightning strike.

Never place objects on top of the notebook that would exert any
pressure on the display. There is a danger that even slight pressure may
break the TFT display.

There is a risk of injury if the TFT display breaks. Use protective gloves to
pack up the broken pieces and contact customer service to arrange for
proper disposal. It is important to thoroughly wash your hands after
handling a broken TFT display. There is a chance that chemicals may
have been released.

To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than 120º. Do
not forcibly open it.

In order to avoid damage to the display, do not touch it with your fingers
or sharp objects.

Never lift the notebook by the TFT Display; doing so could break the
hinges.
Components
Do not allow small children to play unattended with electrical
equipment. Children are incapable of judging potential risks properly.
Appendix
Aid

Handling
Please follow the instructions in this section for the safe operation of your
notebook:
Safety Instructions
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Switch off your Notebook immediately or do not switch it on at all and
contact customer service …

… if the power cord or the connectors attached to it are burnt or
damaged. Replace the defective power cord with an original power cord.
Under no circumstances may a defective power cord be repaired.

... if the housing of the Notebook is damaged or fluids have leaked into
it. Have the Notebook checked by customer service first, because the
Notebook may not be safely operated otherwise and there may be a lifethreatening risk of electrocution!
Data Security
Attention!
Every time you update your data make back-up copies on an
external storage medium. The supplier does not assume liability
for data loss or damage to data storage units, and no claims can
be accepted for damages resulting from the loss of data or
consequential losses.
Set-Up Location
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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.

It is highly recommended you do not use the notebook outdoors.

Operate the notebook and all peripherals on a stable, balanced and
vibration-free surface.

Do not leave the base of your notebook on your lap or any part of your
body for a long period of time. The notebook can become very warm
while it is turned on or charging and can cause discomfort or injury from
heat exposure.

In the first hours of operation, new devices may emit a typical,
unavoidable but completely harmless smell, which will decline
increasingly in the course of time. We recommend that you ventilate the
room regularly, in order to counteract the formation of the smell.
During the development of this product, we have made sure that the
applicable limits are clearly lowered.
Safety Instructions
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).

When powered off, the notebook can be stored at temperatures between
32° and 140° F (0° and 60° C).

Unplug the cable during thunderstorms and make especially sure to
remove the antenna cables, if present. We recommend the use of a surge
protector for additional safety, in order to protect your notebook from
being damaged by power peaks or lightning strikes through the power
network.

Wait until the notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before
turning it on or connecting it to the power adapter. Drastic variations in
temperature and humidity can create condensation within the Notebook
and may cause it to short-circuit.

For transporting the notebook keep the original packing.
Appendix
Aid
Components
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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 an erect position or angled slightly
backwards.

Arms – Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows close to your
sides, with forearms and hands approximately parallel to the floor.

Wrists – Your wrists should be as straight as possible while using the
keyboard, mouse or trackball. They should not be bent sideways, or
more than 10 degrees up or down.

Legs – Your thighs should be horizontal or angled slightly downward.
Your lower legs should be near a right angle to your thighs. Your feet
should rest flat on the floor. If necessary, use a footrest, but double check
that you have your seat height adjusted correctly before getting a
footrest.

Head – Your head should be upright or tilted slightly forward. Avoid
working with your head or trunk twisted.

Overall – Change your position frequently and take regular breaks to
avoid fatigue.
Safety Instructions
Safety
Connecting
Pay attention to the following information, in order to connect your notebook
correctly:
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.

Use only the supplied power cord and power adapter.

If using an extension cord, make certain that it meets your local safety
requirements. If in doubt, consult an electrician.

To provide additional protection against electric shock, power surges,
lightning strikes, or other electrical damage to your notebook, we
recommend the use of a surge protector.

Firstly remove the plug, and then the connector of the notebook, from
the power source, if you want to detach the network adapter from the
mains power supply. A reverse sequence could damage the network
adapter or the notebook. Always hold the connector firmly when
removing it. Never pull on the power cord.
Appendix
Aid
Components
Handling

Safety Instructions
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Cabling
8

Arrange cables so no one can walk on or trip over them.

Do not place objects on any of the cables.

To avoid damage to your Notebook, connect your peripherals (e.g.,
keyboard, mouse and monitor) whilst your notebook is powered off.
Some devices can be connected whilst your notebook is in use. These
devices usually have a USB connector. Please follow the appropriate
instructions for each device.

Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three feet) away
from high frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions,
loudspeaker cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid
malfunctions and/or loss of data.

Please note that only shielded cables shorter than
3 metres (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB, IEEE 1394,
audio, video and network interfaces with this notebook. Please use only
doubly screened cables in the case of printer cables.

Do not replace the cables supplied. Only use the cable supplied with the
notebook, since that cable will have been tested extensively in our
laboratory.

Also only use the connection cables supplied with the devices to connect
your peripherals.

Make sure that all connecting cables are connected with the respective
peripheral devices, in order to avoid perturbing radiation. Remove any
cables not needed.

The connection of devices is limited to equipment that complies with
EN60950 “Safety of information technology equipment” or EN60065
“Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements”.
Safety Instructions
Safety
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE
The following remote equipment has been supplied with this notebook:

Wireless LAN (optional)

Bluetooth (optional)
Handling
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.
Components
The company declares herewith that these devices are in agreement with the
fundamental requirements and the other relevant terms of the 1999/5/EG
Guideline. Complete declarations of conformity are available under
www.medion.com/conformity.
Touch Pad
Aid
Light pressure with the tip of your finger is all that is required to operate
the touch pad. Because the touch pad is electrostatic sensitive, objects
cannot be used in place of your fingers. Using a pen or other object can
damage the touch pad or cause the notebook to malfunction.
Appendix
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Safety Instructions
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Battery Operation
To extend the life and power of your battery and guarantee secure operation,
the instructions below should be followed:
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
Never expose the battery to direct sunlight or heat for long periods.

Do not dispose of the battery by fire.

Disregarding these instructions will lead to damage and under some
circumstances may even cause the battery to explode.

Do not open the battery housing; it contains no user-serviceable parts.

Keep the battery away from electrically conductive materials, chemical
substances and cleaning agents.

Only use the originally supplied power adapter to charge the battery.

Ensure (through the display or the signalling sound of the notebook) that
the battery is completely discharged before recharging it.

Replace the battery only with the same type or an equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.

Charge the battery only until the battery charging light goes out. Also,
refer to the instructions under “Charging the Battery” on page 28 for
instructions on checking the battery level.

Only change the battery when the unit is switched off.

Batteries are classified as special waste and should always be disposed of
properly. Contact Customer Service for more details.
Safety Instructions
Safety
Chapter 2
Subject
Page
Handling
Views & Handling
Included with your notebook ............................................ 13
Open notebook .................................................................. 14
Getting started ................................................................... 17
Aid
Power and status indicators ................................................ 16
Appendix
Right side ............................................................................ 15
Components
Left side .............................................................................. 15
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Included with Your Notebook
Safety
Included with Your Notebook

Notebook

Battery
Power adapter with connection cable (Model: FSP065-ASC)
Application-/Support-Disc

OEM version of operating system

Documentation
Appendix
Aid
Components


Handling
Please check that the contents are complete and notify us within 14 days of
purchase if any of the following components are missing:
Included with Your Notebook
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Views
Open Notebook
1
2
3
4
5
6
(Diagram the same)
1
- Webcam ................................................................................. ( p. 49)
2
- Microphone ........................................................................... ( p. 43)
3
- Display .................................................................................. ( p. 32)
4
- Keyboard ............................................................................... ( p. 36)
5
- Touchpad .............................................................................. ( p. 38)
6
- Device indicators ................................................................... ( p. 16)
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Views
Safety
Left Side
7
8
9
10
11
- Kensington® lock ....................................................................( p. 50)
8
- External monitor port VGA .....................................................( p. 34)
9
- USB port ...............................................................................( p. 49)
10
- Line in ....................................................................................( p. 43)
11
- Line out /headphones .............................................................( p. 43)
Handling
(Diagram the same)
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Components
Right Side
12
9
13
14
15
- USB port ...............................................................................( p. 49)
12
- Multimedia card reader .........................................................( p. 47)
13
- LAN port (RJ-45) ....................................................................( p. 44)
14
- Power socket ........................................................................( p. 26)
15
- On/Off Button .......................................................................( p. 25)
Appendix
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Aid
(Diagram the same)
Views
15
Device Indicators
LED's indicate the power and operating system states of the Notebook. The
meaning of each LED is:
Battery LED
This LED lights when the battery is charging.
Access indicator
This LED lights or flashes when the netbook is accessing the hard
disk.
WLAN / Bluetooth Indicator
This LED lights when the WLAN/Bluetooth function is activated.
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Views
Safety
Getting Started
Before you get started using your notebook, first take a few moments to read
the important section on Safety. This notebook comes with software fully preinstalled. You do not have to install any of the discs supplied.
Step 1
Insert the battery before bringing the notebook into operation by sliding
the battery pack into the compartment. Lock the battery under all
circumstances, in order to avoid it falling out unintentionally.

Connect the supplied power adapter to the notebook at the notebook
power socket (14). 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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Handling
How to start:
Getting Started
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
Open the display to the required position with your thumb and index
fingers. To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than
120º. Do not forcibly open it.
Note
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®7 will not be able to calculate the
performance index correctly.

Switch the notebook on by operating the On/Off Switch (15). The
notebook starts and now goes through a number of phases.
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.
The greeting procedure will guide you through a series of dialogue boxes. The
information in each dialogue box will explain the steps that need to be taken.
Should you have any questions just click on

.
License Agreement
The greeting procedure also displays the license agreement. Please read
this carefully. It contains important legal information on the use of your
software. In order to see the full text, use the mouse and the scroll bar on
the right side of the screen to move downwards until you have reached
the end of the document. You accept the agreement by clicking on the “I
accept the agreement” option field. Only by doing so will you be
entitled to use the product under lawful terms and conditions.
Step 3
After the login procedure the Windows® desktop appears on your screen.
You will find a brief overview on the following pages.
After the login procedure the Windows® desktop appears on your screen. This
can be adjusted so that the screen of your computer looks different.
However, basic operation is guaranteed.
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Getting Started

Start Button
Clicking the Start button brings up a menu where you can access help, software
programs, files, and settings

Safety
Short Description of the Windows® Desktop*
All Programs
All of the software programs installed on your notebook are ordinarily listed
here. Click All Programs to reveal an extensive menu.
Taskbar
You can start programs and switch between already active programs using the
taskbar beneath the screen. You can place every program in the taskbar under
Windows® 7, so that you can always open it with a single click. Furthermore,
you can rearrange the symbols on the taskbar by clicking on them and dragging
them to the desired position. Move the cursor over the symbols, and the system
will display a miniature of every file or window open in the program. When you
move your cursor over the miniature, the system will display a full-screen
preview of the particular window. If you move the cursor away from the
miniature, the full-screen preview will close.
Windows Search
Components

Windows Search helps you find almost all data located on the notebook,
quickly and easily. With Windows® 7, you get search results with greater
relevance, and they are easier to understand.

Handling

Program Bar
Appendix
Aid
The most commonly used software programs are listed here. The operating
system recognises all this automatically. Clicking on an entry with the right
mouse key enables you to decide which entry on the list to keep or to remove.
The program linked to the input is not erased.
* Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
Getting Started
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
Turn Off
To turn off the notebook, click on the Shut down button with the left mouse
key.

Display Desktop
Click on this Button if you would like to minimise all the windows open onto
the taskbar, in order to obtain a clear view of the Desktop.

Desktop Icons
Desktop icons link to their respective programs. To start a program, double-click
its desktop icon.
The desktop encompasses nearly the entire screen and acts as the shelf space
for such entries or for other links, to which you would like rapid access.

Logged in User
This tells you which user is logged in to your notebook.

Control Panel
You can use the icons in Control Panel to change the appearance and
functionality of Windows®7. These icons represent options for configuring your
notebook. You should, however, consult “Help and Support“on the potential
effects of certain changes.

System tray
System tray on the current time. When certain events occur, for example, upon
receipt of an e-mail message or upon opening the task manager, it may happen
that too many notification symbols are displayed in this field. Windows® displays
a notification symbol when an event occurs. After a short time, Windows®
places the symbol in the background, in order to maintain the
straightforwardness of the field. You can access the symbols placed in the
background by clicking on a button in the system tray.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
21

Appendix
  
Aid



Components
Handling
Safety
 
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Getting Started
Safety
Chapter 3
Subject
Page
Handling
Main Components
Power Supply .................................................................... 25
Display .............................................................................. 32
Hard Drive .......................................................................... 40
Sound Card ........................................................................ 42
Network ............................................................................. 44
The Multimedia Card Reader .............................................. 47
Webcam ............................................................................. 49
Components
Data entry .......................................................................... 36
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port ............................................ 49
Securing the Notebook ...................................................... 50
Appendix
Aid
Software ............................................................................. 51
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Power Supply
Safety
Power Supply
On/Off Button
Power on or off your notebook by pressing the on/off button (15) briefly.
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.
Warning!
Appendix
Aid
Components
Do not switch off your notebook while the hard disk is running.
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~/ 50-60 Hz. Please follow the power supply safety instructions
found on page 5.
The power adapter is connected via a power cord to an AC outlet. The DC
power lead from the power adapter is connected to the right side of the
notebook (14).
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 (1) 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!
Handling
Batteries store electrical energy in their cells and then deliver it when needed.
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.
Components
Inserting the Battery
Appendix
Aid
Slide the battery into the battery compartment. Lock the battery under all
circumstances, in order to avoid it falling out unintentionally.
Power Supply
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Removing the Battery
Push the Safety Lock 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.
Charging the Battery
The battery is charged via the power adapter. If the power adapter is connected,
it charges the battery automatically, whether the notebook is turned on or not.
When the notebook is switched off, full charging takes a few hours. If the
notebook is switched on, the charging process takes a significantly longer time.
Note
The charging process will be interrupted if the temperature or the
voltage of the battery is too high.
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Power Supply
Safety
Discharging the battery
Operate the notebook by means of the battery until it switches off
independently because of the low battery charge.
Note
Battery Performance
Appendix
Aid
Components
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.
Handling
Think about saving your open files in good time, to avoid a
possible loss of data.
Power Supply
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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
The display is locked by means of a special construction of the display hinge, so
that an additional lock is not necessary.
To open, lift the display with your thumbs and index finger and position it as
desired.
Warning!
To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than
120º. Do not forcibly open it.
The opening and closing of the display can be assigned various functions via the
Power management feature.
Screen Resolution
The integral screen has a native resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. 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
“Control Panel  Appearance and Personalization  Display Settings 
Adjust screen resolution  Advanced Settings“ Help Program.
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Display
Safety
Appearance and Personalization

Right mouse click on the Windows interface (Desktop) and left mouse
click on
Personalization

Via Start  Control Panel  Appearance and Personalization with a
double-click with the left mouse button.
Handling
This program offers you the possibility of adjusting the presentation on your
display. This includes the background image, the screensaver, Active Desktop
(web) and additional settings of your display and your graphics card, for
example. The program can be started in the following way:
Components
or
*
Personalization

Display

Desktop Gadgets

Taskbar and Start Menu

Ease of Access Center

Folder Options

Fonts
Appendix

Aid
The following adjustment possibilities are available :
* Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
Display
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Connecting an External Monitor
The notebook has a VGA port (8) 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 (8).
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. Several possibilities will be available to you. You will call them up as
follows:
1. A right click on the display.
2. Select the Screen Resolution option in the selection window.
3. Select from the following options under Multiple displays:

Duplicate these displays

Extend these displays

Show desktop only on 1

Show desktop only on 2
* Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
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Display
*
Safety
Duplicate the Desktop
This Mode duplicates the display of the notebook on an external monitor.
Information
Extend the Desktop
An empty Desktop will be shown on the second (external) monitor in this
mode. Windows from the first screen can be pushed to the second screen and
vice versa.
Handling
The same screen resolution must have been set on both devices in
the case of this mode.
Components
The screen resolution and the colour quality of the individual display devices
can be set individually under Start  System control   Appearance and
Personalization.
Only display the Desktop on 1
The Desktop will only be displayed on the main monitor 1.
Only display the Desktop on 2
Appendix
Aid
The Desktop will only be displayed on the second (external) monitor.
Display
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Data Entry
The Keyboard
By dual assignment of certain keys you have the same range of functions
available to you as with a normal Windows keyboard. Some functions are input
using the Fn key, which is normal on notebook computers.
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations
Combination
Description
Standby
Save energy. This key combination is set to shut down as
standard. Please go through Personalization , Energy
Options, in order to adjust this key combination to your
needs.
WLAN /Bluetooth
Enables or disables the WLAN / Bluetooth function.
Email
Activate or deactivate your standard email program with
this key combination.
Internet
Activate or deactivate your standard Internet browser with
this key combination.
Reduces screen brightness.
Enhances screen brightness.
Display
Switches the display on or off.
Toggles the display screen between internal monitor,
external monitor and simultaneous display.
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Data Entry
Safety
Description
Touchpad
Enables or disables the touchpad.
Mute
Switches the loudspeakers on / off.
Decreases the volume.
Handling
Increases the volume.
Numeric key block
This key combination activates / deactivates the numeric
key block.
Scroll
Aid
Components
This key combination activates / deactivates the scroll
function. Many applications use this function to scroll the
screen without moving the cursor.
Appendix
Combination
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.
®
In the Windows Control Panel you will find a number of useful settings that will
make using the touch pad easier.
Operating the touchpad with several fingers
Your touchpad supports operation with several fingers that enables certain
commands to be carried out in the case of some applications.
You will be able to carry out the following commands with your touchpad:
Illustration
Command
Function
 Click on the oject to be
moved with 1 finger
Move object
Image upwards
 Double-click and hold,
then move the object
to the required
location
Place 1 on the right side
of the touchpad and
move it upwards
Image downwards
Place 1 on the right side
of the touchpad and
move it downwards
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Touch Pad
Command
Function
or
Select an object
Tap 1 finger on a
touchpad key or on the
touchpad to select an
object.
or
Start program /
application
Tap a program
/application twice with 1
finger to start it directly.
Move an object
Select and mark the
object with 1 finger, then
press and hold down the
left touchpad key and
pull the object to the
required position with the
other finger at the same
time.
Appendix
or
Aid
Components
Handling
Safety
Illustration
Touch Pad
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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.
The Windows operating system cannot use the full capacity of the hard drive,
which means that there will be a difference between the capacity that the BIOS
displays and what the operating system displays. The operating system of the
notebook, further application programs and backup files are located on the
hard drive and reduce its total capacity.
The hard drive is addressed as drive C and D.
Usually your hard disk is divided into more partitions. The configuration of your
hard drive can be displayed and configured under "Disk Management". To
familiarise yourself with the hard drive configuration, search Windows Help for
the key word "Disk Management".
In your first partition (C:\) you will find the operating system, application
programs and the users’ documents.
The second partition (D:\) serves for data security and contains additional
drivers (D:\Driver) and tools (D:\Tools) for your notebook.
Note
You will also find in two otherwise non-overwriteable partitions
the system restoration start files ( p. 67), as well as installation
files for Windows® 7. These partitions are not visible and should
not be erased.
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The Hard Drive
Safety
Important Directories
In the following we have listed the most important directories and described
their content.
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.
C:\
The master directory of drive C: includes important files
required to start Windows®. In the factory setting these files
are hidden for safety reasons.
Handling
Attention!
The main directory of Windows®. This is where the files of
the operating system are saved.
D:\Driver
This folder includes the drivers required by your computer
(pre-installed).
D:\Tools
Here you find additional programs and other documentation
for your notebook.
Appendix
Aid
C:\Windows
Components
C:\Program Files As the name suggests, in this directory programs install the
files belonging to the application.
The Hard Drive
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The Sound Card
Your notebook has an integrated stereo sound card (on-board) with 16-bit and
3D spatial sound effects (3D). The sound card is compatible with the industry
standard Sound Blaster and Microsoft Sound System Version 2.0. This
guarantees optimal support for all popular programs and games. If you wish to
alter the base volume, click on the loudspeaker symbol in the task bar.
Click on Mixer, in order to open the volume mixer.
By using the keys Fn + F11 and Fn + F12 you have the possibility to regulate the
volume.
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The Sound Card
Your notebook has a loudspeaker, so you can always playback sounds without
additional equipment. The use of the external connections gives you a good
opportunity to connect your notebook to external devices.
Safety
External Audio Ports
Caution!
Handling
The use of earphones with a high volume can lead to lasting
damage to your hearing. Set the volume to the lowest level
before reproducing any sound. Start the sound reproduction and
increase the volume to the level that is comfortable for you.
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.
Components
For sound reproduction via external stereo
equipment such as loudspeakers (active) or
headphones.
Aid
Audio out
(11)
For recording via an external microphone.
Appendix
Line in /
Microphone In
(10)
The Sound Card
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The Network
What is a network?
A network means connecting your notebook to one or several other computers.
Users can transfer data between computers and share resources such as
printers, modems and hard disk drives.
Here are some practical examples:

You can exchange E-mail and manage appointments in an
office.

Users can share a printer in a network and save their data on a central
server.

Users can share one modem among computers for Internet access.

Two or more computers can be connected to play network games or
share data.
Ethernet-Network
If your notebook has an Ethernet connection, you can use this to connect to a
network.
The following explanation refers to notebooks with a network connector.
Connect one end to the RJ45 connection (Western plug) at the network
interface of your notebook (13) and the other to another notebook or a
hub/switch.
The Windows Help and Support Centre offer extensive information about
networking your Notebook. You can access this information by clicking on
Start, then Help and Support.
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The Network
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
notebook.
Safety
Wireless LAN
Using the key combination Fn + F2 you can enable or disable the wireless LAN
function.
Handling
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.
Aid
Appendix
An access point is a wireless transmitter that communicates with your notebook
and controls access to the network connection (e.g., a home network or a
broadband connection such as DSL). Wireless access points are often found in
offices, airports, universities or Internet cafés. They offer access to networks or to
the Internet. Access authorizations are normally needed. A fee may be required
to use a public access point. To set up a wireless network to share Internet
access, files, and printers at home, you will need an access point, a router, and a
broadband (DSL or cable) modem. Some access points can also serve as a
router and/or a broadband modem. Check with your retailer or Internet Service
Provider to find the best solution for your needs. A link to another computer
with wireless LAN functionality can also be created without an access point.
This will allow you to share files, but you will need an access point and a router
to share an Internet connection. The wireless network connection works in
accordance with the
IEEE 802.11n Standard (compatible with the 802.11b/g Standard). The
802.11a Standard is not supported. If encrypted transmission is used, this must
operate according to the same principle on all devices. Encryption is a method
of protecting the network from unauthorized access. The transmission speed
*
(max. 300 Mbp/s ) can vary according to the distance and loading of the
partner.
Components
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 801.11 standard will
be necessary, in order to be able to exploit the complete performance.
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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.
For further hints on troubleshooting refer to the Windows help under “Network
errors”.
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The Network
Safety
Bluetooth (optional)
Bluetooth wireless technology is designed to replace cables between devices,
such as your printer, keyboard, and mouse.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates over a short distance. Bluetooth devices
use radio transmission, which enables your computer, mobile phone, printer,
keyboard, mouse, and other devices to communicate with each other without
cables.
Creating a wireless connection to the Internet with a mobile phone.

Transferring files between computers or between a computer and
another device.

Printing to a Bluetooth wireless printer.

Using a Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse.

Joining a personal area network (PAN).

Synchronizing a personal digital assistant (PDA) to a computer or
another device using Bluetooth wireless technology.
The data transfer speed for Bluetooth wireless technology can be up to 700
kilobits (Kbp/s) per second. The data transfer speed can vary depending on the
device or environmental factors. A Bluetooth device can transmit through walls,
pockets, and briefcases.
Components

Handling
There are several uses for Bluetooth wireless technology, including, but not
limited to:
Since Bluetooth is using the same frequency range as WLAN, simultaneous use
might cause interference. If this should happen you can disable one service
temporary.
Aid
Using the key combination Fn + F2 you can enable or disable the Bluetooth
function.
Warning!
Appendix
Make sure the Bluetooth option is switched OFF in any
environment where it might interfere with critical and sensitive
devices, e.g., on aircraft, in hospitals and other medical centres,
etc.
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The Multimedia Card Reader
Memory cards are media that are being used for a variety of purposes, especially
in digital photography. They are increasingly replacing the floppy disk. The
form and capacity of a memory card can vary according to the manufacturer.
Your notebook supports the following formats:

MMC (MultiMediaCard)

SD (Secure Digital)

Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro
When inserting memory cards, ensure that the contacts are facing the right way.
See table below. Incorrect insertion of a card can cause damage to the card
reader and/or the card.
Card type
Contacts
SD (Secure Digital)
pointing downwards
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
pointing downwards
Memory Stick
pointing downwards
Memory Stick Pro
pointing downwards
Inserting Memory Cards
Note
Memory cards can only be installed in one direction. Refer to the
instructions on the previous page.
Push the memory card into the slot.
Removing Memory Cards
In order to remove the card, first push it into the contact to unlock it. Pull the
USB card from the bay and store it securely.
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The Multimedia Card Reader
Safety
Webcam (optional)
Various services like calling online can be used with the built in webcam.
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.
Handling
Actual example using Windows Messenger
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.
Components
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.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
USB ports provide an easy way to connect many peripheral devices to your
Notebook (9). You can use any USB device with any USB port. Your notebook
will have 3 USB 2.0 connection sockets (USB 1.1 compatible).
The data transfer speed is 1.5 Mbit/s or 12 Mbit/s, depending on the device
connected.
Aid
Note
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.
Webcam (optional)
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Securing the Notebook
Unauthorized access to software and hardware solutions will be made available
to you with your new Notebook.
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 be able to delete
your password if you forget it. Contact your customer Service if
you loose your password.
You can also use the security options of Windows®, in order to protect your data
against unauthorized access. You will find further information in the chapter
“Data and System Security” starting on page 63.
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 in a safe place.
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Securing the Notebook
Safety
Software
This section concerns itself with software. We make a distinction between the
operating system, the software (application program), Windows activation,
and BIOS..
Handling
Getting to Know Windows® 7
With Windows® 7, is launching the new operating system and successor to
Vista®.
Windows® 7 contains a number of innovative functions and technologies,
enabling your notebook to work quickly and reliably, while being easy to use.
Improved Taskbar*
The Taskbar at the bottom of the screen enables you to start programs and
change between programs which are already running. Using Windows® 7, you
can place any program in the Taskbar, so that it will always open with one
single click. You can also arrange the symbols on the Taskbar simply by clicking
on them and dragging them to the desired position. The symbols are also
considerably bigger, so that they are easier to use. Moving the cursor over the
symbols will display miniatures of each file or each window open in the
program. Moving the cursor over the miniature displays a full-screen preview of
the particular window. Moving the cursor away from the miniature closes the
full-screen preview.
Aid
Jump lists*
Components
Windows® 7 - News
The jump lists from a few programs, such as Windows® Media Player, can be
filled in advance with frequently used commands. Thus, for example, the
Windows® Media Player jump list might contain options to play all music or to
re-open the latest play list.
* Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
Software
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Appendix
Jump lists offer a practical possibility when opening files which you have
recently worked on. To display recently used files, just right-click the application
symbol on the Taskbar. Right-clicking on the Word symbol will display recently
used Word documents. You can also easily place other files in the jump list if
you would like to have them readily at hand, in which case they will always be
displayed. This allows you to access documents which you use more frequently,
with just a few mouse clicks.
The Internet Explorer jump list displays frequently and most recently visited
websites. For certain programs, this enables rapid access commands which, in
the past, could only be retrieved from the program itself, such as the command
to create a new e-mail message.
Improved Desktop*
Windows® 7 simplifies working with the windows on the Desktop. This provides
you with more intuitive possibilities for opening and closing, as well as for
changing the size and for rearranging.
Windows® 7 makes the performance of everyday tasks even simpler. For
example, the Snaps function makes it easier than ever to compare two open
windows. You do not need to adjust the size of the open window for
comparison. Simply pull the window, using the mouse, to one of the edges at
the side of the screen, and it will fill half the screen. Snap the window on both
sides, and it is already easier than ever to compare two windows.
If you would like to display all Desktop mini-applications, simply move the
mouse into the lower right hand corner of the Desktop. This makes all open
windows transparent, so that the Desktop and all the mini-applications located
on it will be instantly visible.
Click on the Titlebar of the window, "shake" it, and all open windows will be
displayed as symbols on the Taskbar. "Shake" the window again, and the other
windows will be displayed again.
Better device management*
Windows® 7 enables you to close, manage and use all devices through the
"Devices and Printers" central function.
All devices are displayed in a central position.
With the new Device Stage Technology, Windows® 7 even goes one step further
in device management. Device Stage helps you use all compatible devices
connected to your computer. Thanks to Device Stage, now you display the
device status in one single window and carry out often-used commands. You
will even find pictures of the devices here, easily enabling you to see which
devices are connected. The manufacturer of the devices can even adapt Device
Stage. If the manufacturer of your camera, for example, prepares an adapted
version of Device Stage, you can see the number of photos on the camera and
receive links to useful information when you link the camera to the notebook.
* Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
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Software
Safety
With homegroups, a new function of Windows® 7, the linking of home
computers is really simple. A home network group is created automatically, for
example, when you link the first notebook under Windows® 7 with the home
network. The addition of additional PCs with Windows® 7 to the home network
group is quickly accomplished. You can indicate exactly what should be
released on each PC for all other PCs in the home network group. Finally, the
shared use of files on the various home PCs, and on many other devices, is so
simple that it is as if all files were located on one single hard drive. This allows
you to store digital photos on the computer in your home office and then enjoy
easy access to them from a laptop in any other room in the house. Similarly, the
printer in home office is automatically released for all PCs in the house, as long
as they are all in the home network group.
Handling
Homegroup*
Beginners and persons changing from other Windows versions systems are
advised to read this material carefully.
This Handbook will give you a brief overview of the operation of your operating
system.
Windows® 7 - Help and Support
An answer to almost every question can be found
in this program.
Components
Windows® 7 – Quickstartguide
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
* Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
Software
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Windows® 7 – Getting Started
Learn everything you need to know about the features of the notebook.
It is the aim of this feature to enable both beginners and experienced users to
make additional setting for the optimal use of Windows®7 after first bringing the
Notebook into
operation.
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Software
Go online to find out what’s new in Windows®7

Personalize Windows

Transfer files and settings from another computer

Use a homegroup to share with other computers in your home

Choose when tob e notified about changes to your computer

Back up your files

Add new users to your computer

Change the size of the text on your screen
Safety

Handling
Getting Started 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:
Use Getting Started 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 Getting Started as follows:
2. Select
Components
1. Click on Start
Getting Started in the Program List.
Windows® 7 - User Account Control
The User Account Control contributes to the prevention of unauthorized
changes to the notebook.
Click on Continue, in order to continue the procedure.

Click on Cancel, in order to end the procedure.
Appendix

Aid
A window with the message “Do you want to allow the following program to
make changes to this computer?” will appear as soon as you carry out an
unauthorized change.
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Windows® 7 – Control Panel
You can change Windows settings using the control panel. The settings control
almost everything relating to Windows displays and functionalities, and they
enable you to organise Windows according to your requirements.
When you first open the Control Panel, a few of the most frequently used
elements of the Control Panel are displayed by category.
For further information on any element in the Control Panel category view, hold
the cursor over the symbol or category name and read the pop-up display text.
To open one of these elements, click on the associated symbol or category
name.
For a few of these elements, a list, with executable tasks will open, with a
selection of individual Control Panel elements.
Searching for the desired control elements may be effected in the following
ways:
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
Enter a word or expression in the search field.

Click on Large Icons or Small Icons under Display Settings to display a
list of all Control Panel elements.
Software
Safety
Installation of Software
Note
If your operating system is configured so that the installation
procedure accepts only signed drivers (default) and software an
information screen will appear.
Handling
The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the factory.
Attention!
How to Install your Software
Please follow the instruction of the software vendor. We will describe a typical
installation. Once you insert a CD, the installation menu is started automatically.
Components
You may find that during the installation procedure important
files may be changed or even cancelled. To avoid further
problems in using older files after an installation, make sure you
safeguard your hard disk. See page 63 for further information
regarding data backup.
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.
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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 program point.
4. Select the item
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.
Software Uninstallation
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 uninstallation 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® 7 contains software-based
product activation technology. Your copy of Windows® 7 has already been
activated for your notebook.
Safety
Windows Activation
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® 7 as often as requested.
You will probably need to activate Windows® 7 by telephone even if Internet
Activation is available. This is due to the pre-activated SLP version which runs
with a special Product-ID. However, activation needs your unique Product ID
which can be found on the Certificate of Authenticity sticker on your
notebook housing. When you call, please inform your agent that you are
running an OEM-(SLP) version of the software.
In few cases it may still be required to activate Windows® 7. If activation via the
internet is acknowledged with an error message you should perform the
following steps.
1. Please select the telephone activation and click until the related screen
appears.
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Product activation on your Notebook
2. Now click on Change Product Key. A new window appears. Enter the
product key. This is located on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA),
on the computer’s casing.
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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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
key in order to start the BIOS-SET-UP.
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First Aid
Data and System Security ................................................... 63
System Restore ................................................................... 64
Recycling and Disposal ..................................................... 76
Aid
Upgrades and Repairs ......................................................... 75
Appendix
Customer Service ............................................................... 70
Components
FAQ .................................................................................... 69
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Software
Safety
Data and System Security
The programs described below are part of your Windows operating system. You
can find additional information on these programs in the Windows Help file.
Please also read the notes on page 4.
Handling
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  System Tools within the Start menu.
You should make a backup disk with all your passwords and the operating
system’s original configuration.
Appendix
Aid
You can avoid some hardware and software errors with the help programs such
as Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup. The help program System
Information can also be helpful as it gives you detailed information about your
system configuration. You can also find these programs in Accessories 
System Tools too.
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Maintenance Programs
Data and System Security
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System Restore
Windows® 7 provides a useful function (System Restore) enabling the storage
of the so-called Recovery points.
The system remembers the current configuration as a snapshot and returns to
this, if necessary. The advantage is that an unsuccessful installation can be
cancelled.
Recovery points are created automatically by the system, but they can also be
set manually.
You can determine and configure yourself the maximum memory taken up by
this. You find this program in the program file under Accessories  System
Tools.
We recommend setting a recovery point before installing new software or
drivers. At this point if the system does not run properly this recovery point
should enable you to return to a workable configuration without deleting newly
created documents. In the next paragraph you will find your options for the
repair of an incorrect installation.
Correction
Windows® 7 includes various functions ensuring that the PC 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. The recovery function or functions you
use depend on the type of occurring problem or error. For detailed information
refer to the Windows help.
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System Restore
Safety
Windows® Update
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.
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.
Handling
Windows Update will search through the notebook and provide a list of
individual updates especially 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.
Important updates will be provided to remove known problems and to protect
the notebook against known security risks.
1. Click on Start
Components
Carry out four simple steps, to download the updates needed and to keep your
computer on the current status of technology:
.
2. Click on  All Programs.
3. Open
Windows Update.
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.
Appendix
Aid
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.
The update can only be executed via the Internet. Ensure that you are on-line
with your notebook when downloading the updates.
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System Restore
Safety
System Restore
In case your system does not operate correctly in spite of the error repair advice
given earlier, then you can restore the status at delivery.

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.
Handling
Limits of the Recovery
Warning!
Components
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 63).
Appendix
Aid
This recovery will reset your system to its condition at delivery. Printer
installations or other additional software must be reinstalled.
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Carrying out a Restore
1. Remove any mass storage devices you may be using (memory cards, USB
sticks, etc.).
2. Switch on the notebook.
3. Press the corresponding key when you see the message "Press F11 to
run recovery" or "Press F12 to run recovery".
After a few seconds, the message "Windows is loading files" will
appear. Wait until the files are loaded. The "Power Recover" menu will
then appear.
4. Select the language of the restoration menu.
5. Click on "Next".
6. You may now choose between two forms of restoration:

Restore to HDD – no backup of user data
All data on the notebook are irretrievably erased, restoring delivery
condition.

Restore to HDD – with backed up user data
Delivery condition is restored and all user data under C:\User are
preserved.
Warning!
When using the option with backed up user data, the
restoration procedure takes a long time. Data are only
preserved if they are located in the C:\user folder. All other
data will be erased. For this reason, you must perform regular
backups on external data carriers. We will not be liable for
data loss and/or consequential damages.
7. Click on Next and follow the further instructions, which will appear on
the screen, to restore the delivery condition.
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Safety
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.
... you installed a new motherboard.
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... a different BIOS version has been installed.
... you install the software on to another computer.
When is the recovery of the factory setting recommended?
Appendix
Aid
This method should be chosen as the last resort. Read chapter
“System Restore” concerning the possible alternatives.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
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Customer Service
Localize the Cause
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.
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.
Frequent use of the programs Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup will help
you to avoid problems with your operating
system.
The tool "System Information", available in the program folder "System Tools"
is also very useful.
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Safety
Errors And Possible Causes
The screen is black:

This error can have different causes:
Handling
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.

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.
Components
The notebook cannot be switched on.
The WLAN / Bluetooth connection is not functioning.

Using the key combination Fn + F2 you can enable or disable the
wireless LAN / Bluetooth function function.
The touchpad is not functioning.
Aid
Press the Fn + F9 key combination, in order to activate the touchpad.
Appendix

Errors And Possible Causes
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Additional Support
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:

How is your computer configured?

What additional peripherals do you use?

What messages, if any, appear on your screen?

What software were you using when the error occurred?

What steps have you already undertaken to solve the problem?

Have you upgraded or removed drivers or hardware?

Can you manually repeat the problem?

If you have been given a customer number previously, please have this
available.
Driver Support
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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
Wait until the Notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before
connecting it to the power supply. Drastic variations in temperature and
humidity can create condensation within the Notebook and may cause it
to short-circuit.

Close the notebook and ensure that the cover locks shut.

Always use the notebook carrying case. This helps to protect the
notebook from dirt, moisture, jolts and scratches.

Should you need to ship your notebook, always use the original
packaging and make certain the shipper knows the contents contain
fragile electronic equipment.

Fully charge your battery and any spare batteries immediately before a
long journey.

Enquire about the electricity and communication provision at the
location before a journey.

Acquire the necessary adapter for electricity or communication (modem,
LAN, etc.), if necessary, before starting your journey.

Put the battery into the packaging separately when despatching the
notebook.

It is recommended to send the notebook and all magnetic storage media
(floppy disks, external drives) through the x-ray device (the device into
which you put your bags), when you are passing through the baggage
check at airports. Avoid the magnetic detector (the construction, through
which you walk) or the magnetic rod (the manual device of the security
personnel), because they could destroy your data, among other
consequences.
Components
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.
Appendix

Aid
Please use the following guidelines when transporting the notebook:
Handling
Safety
Transporting the Notebook
Errors And Possible Causes
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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.

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.
Errors And Possible Causes
Safety
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 ESDprotected 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.
Appendix
Aid

Handling

Components
Upgrades and Repairs
Upgrades and Repairs
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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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Appendix
Standards ........................................................................... 79
Limited Warranty ................................................................ 82
Appendix
Aid
Components
Index .................................................................................. 88
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Safety
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.
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Handling
Electromagnetic Compatibility
ISO 13406-2 Class II
Active matrix LCDs (TFT) with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel, which are in
turn composed of three sub-pixels each (red, green, blue), contain about
1.8 million addressable transistors. Because of this very high number of
transistors and their extremely complex production process occasionally
defective or incorrectly addressed pixels or sub-pixels may occur.
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:

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 854
3
3
6
0
3
1280 x 1024
3
3
7
0
3
1366 x 768
1400 x 1050
80
3
3
7
0
3
3
3
8
0
3
Standards
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.
Safety
Example:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
Appendix
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Shielded
interface cables, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission
limits.
Components
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Aid
FCC Compliance Statement
Handling
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
Restricted Warranty
I. General Conditions of Warranty
1. General
This warranty covers defects relating to workmanship and manufacture in
MEDION products. The period during which this warranty is valid and during
which claims against the warranty can be made to MEDION must be in
accordance with the following terms in order to be considered eligible:

Is effective from the date of purchase or receipt of the MEDION product
from an authorised seller of MEDION products; and

expires at the end of the warranty period specified on the warranty card
provided with the product.
For the warranty to be valid, you must:

provide suitable evidence of purchase, a copy of the original purchase
receipt from an authorised seller of MEDION products is preferred; or

register your product within 28 days of purchase either online at
www.MEDION.co.uk or by completing and returning the pre-paid
registration card included with the product.
Please keep the original purchase receipt and the warranty card in a safe place.
MEDION and its authorised sellers reserve the right to refuse a repair under
warranty or a warranty confirmation if a proof of purchase [or registration of
purchase] cannot be established, or has not been, submitted.
When it is necessary to return your product for repair please ensure that your
product is suitably packed for transportation.
Provided that your product is still within warranty (please check the duration of
the warranty period as described above) and is eligible for repair or replacement
under the terms of the warranty, to return your product, please telephone
MEDION on the service hotline number. You will be sent a pre-paid
transportation box suitable for returning your product to MEDION. PLEASE
MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A BACKUP COPY OF ALL DATA ON THE PRODUCT
BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT TO MEDION. MEDION shall bear the costs
of postage and packaging for returning the product and the transportation risk.
However, if following examination of the defective product in question,
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your operating and/or using the product other than as instructed in the
accompanying documentation;

damage caused in transit as a result of your negligence in packaging of
the product; and/or

otherwise than in accordance with the terms of this warranty;
This warranty shall be void and you may be required by MEDION to reimburse
MEDION for the reasonable costs of postage and packaging before MEDION will
return the product to you. If so and you would still like MEDION to repair or
replace the product, MEDION may do so but you will be charged MEDION’s
standard rates for repair and replacement for this service.

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.
Conditions of Warranty for the United Kingdom
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Appendix
This should include:
Aid
Components
Before returning the product, please contact MEDION via the service hotline or
via the internet (www.MEDION.co.uk). You will receive a reference number
(RMA No.) on the warranty card. Please mark the outside of your package to
ensure that this reference number is clearly visible. Please submit a letter
containing as much detailed information as possible and, a full description of
the defect or fault.
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Handling
MEDION, in its reasonable opinion, considers that the defect has been caused
by:
2. Scope
Subject to any exclusions set out within this warranty, where there is a defect in
your MEDION product covered by this warranty, MEDION will repair or replace
the MEDION product. The decision whether to repair or replace the product will
be made solely at the discretion of MEDION. MEDION may, in its own
discretion, replace the product returned for repair under warranty with a
replacement product that is either identical or, in the event that such product(s)
are no longer available, a product of equal or superior specification and quality.
No warranty is given for batteries or rechargeable batteries or for consumable
materials subject to wear and tear, i.e. for parts which have to be replaced
periodically during the normal use of the product, such as video-projector
lamp.
Non critical failures that fall within industry specified tolerances e.g. noise, LCD
pixels are not covered by this warranty. Please consult the appropriate section in
your user or instruction manual for this product for exact specifications and
tolerances.
To the extent which is permitted under law, MEDION will accept no liability for
burnt-in images on plasma or LCD products as a result of normal wear and tear
during the operation of the product. Please refer to your user or instruction
manual for this product for detailed operating instructions for your plasma or
LCD product.
The warranty does not cover errors relating to the playback of data media in an
incompatible format or created with unsuitable software.
If it is found during repair or assessment that the defect concerned is not
covered under warranty, MEDION reserves the right to invoice you for all
reasonable costs incurred by MEDION. These costs will be in relation to the
return of the product, including reasonable administration costs, plus
reasonable costs for materials used and labour provided when repairing or
replacing the product. This is subject to MEDION providing you with an
estimate for carrying out such work prior to costs being incurred and that you
have accepted the estimate.
You are entitled to seek independent advice or consultation relating to your
product or any of MEDION’s findings. MEDION will not be liable for any costs
incurred to you when doing so.
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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);
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;
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b. accidental damage;
e. negligence;
f. virus attack or software errors; or
g. improper transportation or packaging during return of the product.
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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.
Before returning the product to MEDION you must contact us using the service
hotline or via the internet (www.MEDION.co.uk). You will receive further
instructions for making your claim under warranty when you call.
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4. Service Hotline
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The service hotline is available on 362 days in the year, including Sundays and
bank holidays but excluding Christmas day, New Years Day and Easter day. The
service hotline is subject to [national rate] telephone call charges. These charges
are subject to change. The price of your call will be stated at the beginning of
the call.
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II. Special warranty conditions for MEDION PC,
notebook, pocket PC (PDA) and navigation devices
(PNA)
The following terms apply to MEDION PC, notebook, desktop, pocket PC and
laptop products and optional items included with such products. If one of these
items has a fault, you also have a warranty claim for its repair or replacement,
from MEDION. The warranty covers the costs of materials and labour for
repairing or replacing the defective MEDION product or the optional item in
question.
Hardware connected to your product that was not produced or marketed by
MEDION can invalidate the warranty if MEDION can reasonably demonstrate
that damage to the MEDION product or of the optional item included with the
delivery was caused by such hardware. You are entitled to seek independent
advice or consultation relating to your product or any of MEDION’s findings.
MEDION will not be liable for any costs incurred to you when doing so.
This warranty is restricted in relation to any pre-installed operating system as
well as to application programme software that is included with the MEDION
product in question. This warranty is restricted as follows:
For pre-installed operating system as well as to application programme software
included in the MEDION product, MEDION only guarantees the data media
(e.g. the diskettes and CD-ROMs) upon which this software is delivered and
warrants that such data media shall be free from material and processing
defects for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase of the MEDION
product from an authorised seller of MEDION. MEDION will replace defective
data media free of charge.
Any claims in respect of defective pre-installed operating system as well as to
application programme software are hereby expressly excluded and you should
contact the relevant licensor or copyright owner of the defective software in
question. MEDION does not guarantee that any software supplied with
MEDION products will function without interruption, will be free from errors or
that it will fulfil your requirements. MEDION does not guarantee the 100%
accuracy of the maps provided with the Navigation device.
It may be necessary to delete all data in the product in order to repair the
MEDION product. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A BACKUP COPY OF ALL
DATA ON THE PRODUCT BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT TO MEDION. To
the extent permitted by law, MEDION excludes all liability for loss of data and
MEDION recommends in all cases that you back up all data on your MEDION
product before returning the product to MEDION.
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III. Special warranty conditions for repair on site
or replacement on site
If a claim for repair or replacement on site is included within the terms of the
warranty card provided with the product, the special warranty conditions for
repair or replacement of your MEDION product on site apply.
MEDION or its authorised personnel must have unrestricted, safe and
immediate access to the products.

Telecommunication facilities required by MEDION or its authorised
personnel for proper execution of your order, for testing and diagnostic
purposes and for remedying faults are provided by you at your own
expense.

You are responsible yourself for restoring the application software after
the repair services have been carried out by MEDION or its authorised
personnel.
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You must take all other necessary steps to enable MEDION or its
authorised personnel to carry out your order properly.

You are responsible yourself for connecting and configuring any existing
external peripheral products after MEDION or its authorised personnel
have carried out their repairs.

The free cancellation period for repairs or replacements on site is
24 hours, thereafter our reasonable costs resulting from late or missing
cancellation shall be invoiced at your expense.
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The following provisions must be made by you for carrying out repairs or
replacements on site:
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.
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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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Index
Directories ................................. 41
Discharging the battery ............. 29
Display ...................................... 32
Opening and closing the
display ............................... 32
Screen resolution ................... 32
Driver Support ........................... 72
A
All programs .............................. 19
Ambient Temperature .................. 5
Appearance and Personalization 33
Audience ....................................... i
Audio out ................................... 43
Autorun ..................................... 57
E
B
Electromagnetic Compatibility ... 79
EMC........................................... 79
Extended Desktop ...................... 35
External monitor ........................ 34
Battery operation ....................... 27
Battery power ........................ 29
Charging ................................ 28
Checking the battery level ...... 30
Discharging the battery .......... 29
Inserting ................................. 27
Removing ............................... 28
Battery Operation....................... 10
Battery Power ............................. 29
BIOS Setup-Program .................. 60
BIOS Utility
Running ................................. 60
Bluetooth ................................... 47
F
FAQ ........................................... 69
Fast Ethernet-Network ............... 44
FCC Compliance Statement ....... 81
Frequently asked questions........ 69
H
Hard drive .................................. 40
HD ........................... See Hard drive
C
I
Cabling ........................................ 8
Care of Displays ......................... 74
Carrying out a Restore ................ 68
Charging the battery .................. 28
Checking the battery level .......... 30
Connectors
External monitor..................... 34
Power socket .......................... 15
Sound card............................. 42
USB ........................................ 49
Control Panel
Disk Management .................. 40
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Copyright ................................... ii
Customer service........................ 70
Icons .......................................... 20
Inserting the battery .................. 27
Installation of Software .............. 57
Introduction ................................ 3
ISO 13406-2 Class II ................... 79
K
Kensington-lock ......................... 50
Keyboard ................................... 36
L
Liability limitations ..................... 87
License agreement ..................... 18
Line in ........................................ 43
D
M
Data and system security............ 63
Data entry .................................. 36
Data security .......................... 4, 63
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Main operation .......................... 26
Maintenance .............................. 74
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Network .................................... 44
Fast Ethernet-Network ........... 44
Troubleshooting .................... 46
What is a network? ................ 44
Wireless LAN .......................... 45
O
On/Off button ........................... 25
P
Power Management .................. 31
Power supply............................... 7
Battery operation ................... 27
Main operation ...................... 26
Hibernate Mode ..................... 31
Sleep Mode ........................... 31
Product activation on your
notebook ............................... 59
Program bar .............................. 19
T
Table of Contents ......................... v
Touchpad ............................... 9, 38
Transport ................................... 73
Troubleshooting......................... 64
Errors and Possible Causes ...... 71
Q
Quality ......................................... ii
R
Safety
Handling
N
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Care of the display .................. 74
Data Security ............................ 4
Maintenance .......................... 74
Ambient Temperature .............. 5
Battery Operation ................... 10
Cabling .................................... 8
Power supply ........................... 7
Set-Up location ......................... 4
Touch Pad ................................ 9
Upgrades and Repairs ............. 75
Screen resolution ....................... 32
SD .............................................. 48
Secure Digital ............................. 48
Securing the Notebook
Startup Password ................... 50
Serial Number ............................... i
Service Engineers ....................... 75
Set-Up Location ............................ 4
Sleep Mode ................................ 31
Software ..................................... 51
Software uninstallation............... 58
Sound card................................. 42
External audio ports ............... 43
Standards ................................... 79
Electromagnetic Compatibility 79
FCC Compliance Statement.... 81
Start button................................ 19
Support ...................................... 72
Suspend to Disk ......................... 31
System Restore ........................... 64
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Care of the TFT Display .......... 74
Transporting the notebook .... 73
Maintenance programs.............. 63
Memory cards
Inserting ................................ 48
Removing .............................. 48
Memory Stick ............................ 48
MMC ......................................... 48
Mouse ....................................... 38
Multimedia card reader.............. 48
MultiMediaCard ........................ 48
Universal Serial Bus .................... 49
Upgrades and Repairs................. 75
Using a safety lock ...................... 50
V
S
Views
Card reader ............................ 15
Device indicators .................... 14
Safety and maintenance .............. 1
Safety instructions ....................... 3
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U
R&TTE ......................................... 9
Recycling and Disposal .............. 76
Removing the battery ................ 28
Repairs ....................................... 75
Running the Bios Setup ............. 60
Kensington lock ..................... 15
Keyboard................................ 14
LAN port................................. 15
Power socket .......................... 15
Touchpad ............................... 14
USB-Port ................................. 15
VGA ........................................ 15
Webcam ................................. 14
Battery device management... 52
Control panel......................... 56
Getting started ....................... 54
Help and Support .................. 53
Homegroup ........................... 53
Improved Desktop ................. 52
Improved taskbar ................... 51
Jump lists ............................... 51
News ..................................... 51
Quickstartguide ..................... 53
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Windows Desktop ..................... 19
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Windows Update ...................... 65
Wireless LAN .............................. 45
Aktivieren ............................... 47
Working in Comfort ..................... 6
W
Warranty .................................... 82
Webcam ..................................... 49
Windows activation .................... 59
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Windows 7
User account control .............. 55
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