Medion ERAZER X7817 Notebook User manual

Medion ERAZER X7817 Notebook User manual
43.9 cm / 17.3“ Notebook
MEDION® ERAZER® X7817
Medion Electronics Ltd.
120 Faraday Park, Faraday Road, Dorcan
Swindon SN3 5JF, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Hotline: 0871 37 61 020
(Costs 7p/min from a BT ladline,
mobile costs maybe higher)
Fax: 01793 71 57 16
To contact us by email please visit the „Service and
Support“ section of our website at www.medion.co.uk.
www.medion.co.uk
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Instruction Manual
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Notes on This Manual
Keep these instructions with your computer at all times. The proper set up, use and
care can help extend the life of your computer. In the event that you transfer
ownership of this computer, please provide these instructions to the new owner.
This manual is divided into sections to help you find the information you require.
Along with the Table of Contents, an Index has been provided to help you locate
information.
In addition, many application programs include extensive help functions. As a
general rule, you can access help functions by pressing F1 on the keyboard. These
®
help functions 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 56.
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
......................................
Date of Purchase
......................................
Place of Purchase
......................................
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.
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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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Copyright 2012 MEDION
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All rights reserved. Microsoft , MS-DOS , and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
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HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
registered trade marks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of
their respective owners.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Table of Contents:
Safety and Maintenance......................................................................... 1
Safety Instructions ........................................................................................... 3
Data Security ............................................................................................... 4
Set-Up Location ........................................................................................... 4
Ambient Temperature ................................................................................. 5
Working in Comfort .................................................................................... 6
Connecting ................................................................................................. 7
Power supply......................................................................................... 7
Cabling .................................................................................................. 8
Information about the regulatory compliance according to R&TTE ............. 9
Touch Pad ................................................................................................... 9
Battery Operation...................................................................................... 10
Views & Handling ................................................................................ 11
Included with Your Notebook ....................................................................... 13
Views ............................................................................................................ 14
Open Notebook ........................................................................................ 14
Front View................................................................................................. 15
Left Side .................................................................................................... 15
Right Side .................................................................................................. 16
Rear Side ................................................................................................... 16
Device Indicators ....................................................................................... 17
Multimedia Sensor Buttons ....................................................................... 18
Getting Started .............................................................................................. 19
How to start: ............................................................................................. 19
Step 1 .................................................................................................. 19
Step 2 .................................................................................................. 20
Step 3 .................................................................................................. 20
Short Description of the Windows® Desktop .............................................. 21
Main Components ................................................................................ 25
Power Supply ................................................................................................ 27
On/Off Button ........................................................................................... 27
Power Adapter .......................................................................................... 28
Battery Operation...................................................................................... 28
Inserting the Battery ............................................................................ 29
Removing the Battery .......................................................................... 29
Charging the Battery............................................................................ 30
Discharging the battery ....................................................................... 30
Battery Performance ............................................................................ 30
Power Management .................................................................................. 32
Sleep Mode ......................................................................................... 32
Hibernate Mode ................................................................................... 32
ECO Function (optional) ........................................................................... 32
SWITCH the ECO Function on /off ....................................................... 32
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Display .......................................................................................................... 33
Opening and Closing the Display .............................................................. 33
Screen Resolution...................................................................................... 33
Appearance and Personalization ............................................................... 34
Connecting an External Monitor ............................................................... 35
Duplicate the Desktop ......................................................................... 37
Extend the Desktop.............................................................................. 37
Only display the Desktop on 1 ............................................................. 37
Only display the Desktop on 2 ............................................................. 37
Data Entry ..................................................................................................... 38
The Keyboard ............................................................................................ 38
Notebook-Specific Key Combinations .................................................. 38
Programming the user-defined P1 key (optional) ...................................... 39
Touch Pad ................................................................................................. 40
The Hard Drive .............................................................................................. 41
Important Directories ................................................................................ 42
The Optical Drive .......................................................................................... 43
Loading a Disc ........................................................................................... 43
Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc .................................................. 44
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs ............................................. 45
Regional Playback Information for DVD ..................................................... 45
Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter ............................................... 46
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs .............................................................. 46
The Sound Card ............................................................................................ 47
External Audio Ports .................................................................................. 48
Dolby® Home Theater® (optional)................................................................ 48
The Network ................................................................................................. 49
What is a network? .................................................................................... 49
Ethernet-Network ................................................................................ 49
Wireless LAN ............................................................................................. 50
Conditions ........................................................................................... 50
Troubleshooting within the Network ................................................... 51
Bluetooth (optional) .................................................................................. 52
The Multimedia Card Reader ......................................................................... 53
Inserting Memory Cards ............................................................................ 53
Removing Memory Cards .......................................................................... 53
Webcam (optional) ....................................................................................... 54
Actual example using Windows Live Messenger ........................................ 54
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port....................................................................... 55
eSATA Port .................................................................................................... 55
Remove S-ATA Devices......................................................................... 55
Securing the Notebook ................................................................................. 56
Startup Password ...................................................................................... 56
Using a safety lock ..................................................................................... 56
Software........................................................................................................ 57
Getting to Know Windows® 7 .................................................................... 57
Windows® 7 - News .............................................................................. 57
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Windows® 7 - Help and Support ........................................................... 59
Windows® 7 – Getting Started .............................................................. 60
Windows® 7 - User Account Control ..................................................... 61
Windows® 7 – Control Panel................................................................. 62
Windows Media Center ............................................................................. 63
Installation of Software.............................................................................. 66
How to Install your Software ............................................................... 66
Software Uninstallation........................................................................ 67
Windows Activation .................................................................................. 68
Product activation on your Notebook .................................................. 68
The BIOS Setup Program ........................................................................... 69
Running the BIOS Setup ...................................................................... 69
First Aid ............................................................................................... 71
Data and System Security .............................................................................. 73
Data Security ............................................................................................. 73
Maintenance Programs ............................................................................. 73
System Restore .............................................................................................. 74
Correction ................................................................................................. 74
Windows® Update ..................................................................................... 75
Windows Update Information for Data Security ................................... 76
System Restore .............................................................................................. 77
Limits of the Recovery ............................................................................... 77
Carrying out a Restore ............................................................................... 78
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................ 79
Customer Service .......................................................................................... 80
Localize the Cause ..................................................................................... 80
Check Cables and Connections ................................................................. 80
Errors and Possible Causes ................................................................... 81
Additional Support .................................................................................... 82
Driver Support .......................................................................................... 82
Transporting the Notebook ....................................................................... 83
Maintenance ............................................................................................. 84
Care of the TFT Display ............................................................................. 84
Upgrades and Repairs.................................................................................... 85
Notes for Service Engineers .................................................................. 85
Recycling and Disposal .................................................................................. 86
Appendix ............................................................................................. 87
Information about conformity ....................................................................... 89
ISO 13406-2 Class II .................................................................................. 89
FCC Compliance Statement ...................................................................... 91
Copying this manual ........................................................................... 91
Index ............................................................................................................. 92
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Safety
Chapter 1
Subject
Page
Handling
Safety and Maintenance
Safety Instructions ............................................................. 3
Data Security ...................................................................... 4
Set-up Location .................................................................. 4
Working in Comfort .......................................................... 6
Connecting ........................................................................ 7
Information about the regulatory compliance
according to R&TTE ........................................................... 9
Components
Ambient Temperature ...................................................... 5
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.

CD-ROM-/CDRW-/DVD-drives are Laser Class 1 devices. These lasers must
remain in their sealed casing. DO NOT remove the drive covers, as exposure
to the lasers may be harmful.

Do not insert objects through the slots and openings of the notebook. This
may lead to electric shock, electrical short-circuit or fire that will damage
your notebook.

Slots and openings in the notebook serve to ventilate it. Do not cover up
these openings, because the notebook could overheat.

The notebook is not intended to be operated in a heavy industry company.
Operation under extreme environmental conditions can result in damage to
your notebook.

Do not operate the notebook during a thunderstorm, in order to avoid
damage through lightning strike.

Never place objects on top of the notebook that would exert any pressure
on the display. There is a danger that even slight pressure may break the TFT
display.

There is a risk of injury if the TFT display breaks. Use protective gloves to
pack up the broken pieces and contact customer service to arrange for
proper disposal. It is important to thoroughly wash your hands after
handling a broken TFT display. There is a chance that chemicals may have
been released.

To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than 120º. Do not
forcibly open it.

In order to avoid damage to the display, do not touch it with your fingers or
sharp objects.

Never lift the notebook by the TFT Display; doing so could break the hinges.
Safety Instructions
Components
Do not allow small children to play unattended with electrical equipment.
Children are incapable of judging potential risks properly.
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Appendix
Aid

Handling
Please follow the instructions in this section for the safe operation of your
notebook:
Switch off your Notebook immediately or do not switch it on at all and contact
customer service …

… if the power cord or the connectors attached to it are burnt or damaged.
Replace the defective power cord with an original power cord. Under no
circumstances may a defective power cord be repaired.

... if the housing of the Notebook is damaged or fluids have leaked into it.
Have the Notebook checked by customer service first, because the Notebook
may not be safely operated otherwise and there may be a life-threatening
risk of electrocution!
Data Security
Attention!
Every time you update your data make back-up copies on an external
storage medium. The supplier does not assume liability for data loss
or damage to data storage units, and no claims can be accepted for
damages resulting from the loss of data or consequential losses.
Set-Up Location
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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

When powered off, the notebook can be stored at temperatures between
32° and 140° F (0° and 60° C).

Unplug the cable during thunderstorms and make especially sure to remove
the antenna cables, if present. We recommend the use of a surge protector
for additional safety, in order to protect your notebook from being damaged
by power peaks or lightning strikes through the power network.

Wait until the notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before
turning it on or connecting it to the power adapter. Drastic variations in
temperature and humidity can create condensation within the Notebook
and may cause it to short-circuit.

For transporting the notebook keep the original packing.
Safety
The notebook is most reliably operated at an ambient temperature between
+41° (5° C) and +86° F (30° C) and at a relative humidity between 20% and
70% (without condensation).
Appendix
Aid
Components

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:

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.

To provide additional protection against electric shock, power surges,
lightning strikes, or other electrical damage to your notebook, we
recommend the use of a surge protector.

Firstly remove the plug, and then the connector of the notebook, from the
power source, if you want to detach the network adapter from the mains
power supply. A reverse sequence could damage the network adapter or the
notebook. Always hold the connector firmly when removing it. Never pull
on the power cord.
Components
Do not open the power adapter housing. When the housing is open there is
a danger of severe electric shock. It contains no user-serviceable parts.
Appendix
Aid

Handling
Power supply
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.

Do not allow any large forces to be exerted on the plug-in connections,
from the side, for example. This will otherwise lead to damage to and in
your device.

Do not exert any force when connecting cables and plugs and pay attention
to the correct orientation of each plug.

Pull the connection at the plug, not at the cable, of you are detaching a
connection cable from your device.

Avoid short circuits and cable breaks by not squeezing the cable or bending
it sharply.

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

Wireless LAN (optional)

Bluetooth (optional)
Due to the capacity of the built-in wireless LAN solution 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

Handling
The following remote equipment has been supplied with this notebook:
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 30 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
Views .................................................................................. 14
Open notebook ............................................................. 14
Left side......................................................................... 15
Right side ...................................................................... 16
Rear Side ....................................................................... 16
Power and status indicators........................................... 17
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Front view ..................................................................... 15
Multimedia sensor buttons............................................ 17
Getting started ................................................................... 19
How to start .................................................................. 19
Appendix
Aid
Short Description of the Windows® Desktop.................. 21
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Included with Your Notebook
Safety
Included with Your Notebook
Notebook

Battery

Power adapter with connection cable

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
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1
2
7
3
6
4
3
5
(Diagram the same)
1
- Microphone ............................................................................( p. 48)
2
- TFT Display .............................................................................( p. 33)
3
- Stereo Speaker
4
- Keyboard ...............................................................................( p. 38)
5
- Touchpad ..............................................................................( p. 40)
6
- Multimedia Sensor Buttons .....................................................( p. 18)
7
- Power ON/OFF ......................................................................( p. 27)
8
- Webcam ................................................................................ ( p. 54)
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Views
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Safety
Front View
(Diagram the same)
Handling
- Device Indicators ...................................................................( p. 17)
Left Side
10
15
15
11 12 13 14
16
10
- Multimedia Card Reader .......................................................( p. 53)
11
- Audio Out* /
Digital Audio Out (S/P-DIF, optical) ....................................... ( p. 48)
12
- Microphone* ........................................................................( p. 48)
13
- Line In* .................................................................................( p. 48)
14
- Audio Out* .............................................................................( p. 48)
15
- USB Port 3.0 ..........................................................................( p. 55)
16
- USB Port 2.0 ..........................................................................( p. 55)
Aid
(Diagram the same)
Components
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Appendix
* Ports with dual function. Configuration is set with the included software ( p. 48).
Views
15
Right Side
17
16
16
(Diagram the same)
16
- USB Port 2.0 ..........................................................................( p. 55)
17
- Optical Drive ........................................................................( p. 43)
Rear Side
18
19
21
20
22
23
(Diagram the same)
18
- Kensington® Lock ...................................................................( p. 56)
19
- LAN Port (RJ-45) ....................................................................( p. 49)
20
- e-SATA Port.............................................................................( p. 55)
21
- Power Socket .......................................................................( p. 28)
22
- External Monitor Port VGA .....................................................( p. 34)
23
- HDMI Connector ....................................................................( p. 35)
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Views
Safety
Device Indicators
LED's indicate the power and operating system states of the Notebook. The meaning of
each LED is:
Access indicator
This LED lights or flashes when the notebook is
accessing the hard disk or the optical drive.
Handling
Save energy
This LED is blinking, when the notebook is in the standby mode.
Battery LED
Lights up
green
battery is charging.
Lights up
orange
Battery is low.
Components
Below you will see the different meanings of the LED in various
situations:
Bluetooth LED (optional)
This LED lights when the Bluetooth function is activated.
WLAN LED (optional)
Appendix
Aid
This LED lights when the WLAN function is activated.
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Multimedia Sensor Buttons
Eject button optical drive
Opens the optical drive.
Display
Activates or deactivates the display to conserve power. Press any key to
activate the display again.
WLAN
Enables or disables the wireless LAN function..
Bluetooth
Enables or disables the Bluetooth function.
Webcam
Enables or disables the webcam.
Cooler Boost
Increases the speed of rotation of the fan to improve the cooling of your
notebook. Press this key again to deactivate this function.
Cinema Pro
Improves the output quality of the sound system.
Press this key again to deactivate this function.
Programmable P1 key
You will activate or deactivate the user-defined P1 key with the
following key combination. Read the following section to program the
key „Programming the user-defined P1 key “ on p. 39).
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Safety
Getting Started
Before you get started using your notebook, first take a few moments to read the
important section on Safety. This notebook comes with software fully pre-installed. You
do not have to install any of the discs supplied.
Step 1
Insert the battery before bringing the notebook into operation by sliding the battery
pack into the compartment. 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 (21). Connect the power adapter via a power cord to a free AC power
outlet. Set the switch on the power adapter (optional) 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.)

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.
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
Handling
How to start:
Note
Switch the notebook on by operating the On/Off Switch (7). The notebook starts
and now goes through a number of phases.
Note
Make sure there is no bootable disc (e.g., the Recovery disc) in the optical
drive. Such discs will prevent the operating system from loading off the hard
drive.
Getting Started
Appendix

Aid
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.
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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.
Note
The initial installation may take up to 30 minutes to complete. Do no
unplug the notebook from the mains or switch it off during the initial
installation. This may adversely affect the installation. Only switch the
notebook off after installation has been completed successfully and the
Windows desktop appears.
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
Safety
Note
®
Handling
Windows might update and configure data (e.g. by means of new updates)
in the first days after the initial installation. This could lead to delays during
shutting down and starting up the notebook computer. Do not switch off
the laptop/notebook prematurely for this reason. This could have a negative
effect on the installation.
*
Short Description of the Windows Desktop

Start Button
Clicking the Start button brings up a menu where you can access help, software
programs, files, and settings

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
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.

Components
All Programs
All of the software programs installed on your notebook are ordinarily listed here. Click All
Programs to reveal an extensive menu.
Aid

Program Bar

Appendix
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.
Turn Off
To turn off the notebook, click on the Shut down button with the left mouse key.
*
Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
Getting Started
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
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
23
  
Appendix

Aid



Components
Handling
Safety
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Getting Started
Safety
Chapter 3
Subject
Page
Handling
Main Components
Power Supply ..................................................................... 27
Display ............................................................................... 33
Hard Drive ........................................................................... 41
Optical Drive ....................................................................... 43
Sound Card ......................................................................... 47
Network .............................................................................. 49
WLAN (optional) ............................................................ 50
Components
Data entry .......................................................................... 38
Bluetooth (optional) ...................................................... 52
The Multi Card Reader......................................................... 53
Webcam (optional) ............................................................ 54
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port ............................................ 55
Aid
eSATA Port .................................................................... 55
Securing the Notebook ...................................................... 56
Appendix
Software.............................................................................. 57
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Power Supply
Safety
Power Supply
On/Off Button
The operational indicator will inform you about the operational status of the
notebook. The notebook will always be switched off, if the main switch is pressed
for more than 4 seconds.
Warning!
Handling
Power on or off your notebook by pressing the on/off button (3) briefly.
Appendix
Aid
Components
Do not switch off your notebook while the hard disk or the optical
drive 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 rear side of the notebook (21).
The adapter has an on and off switch. No electricity will be used and the notebook
will not be supplied with electricity if the on/off 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 state of the battery. The battery is also being charged when you are working
on your notebook with the power adapter connected. The power adapter is still
receiving power even when your notebook is not connected to 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.
Battery Operation
Note
Please charge and discharge the new battery completely two to three
times in succession, so that it will achieve its full performance!
Batteries store electrical energy in their cells and then deliver it when needed.
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.
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Power Supply
Insert the battery before bringing the notebook into operation by sliding the battery
pack into the compartment. The battery should remain locked in order to avoid it
falling out.
Safety
Inserting the Battery
Removing the Battery
Handling
1. Please ensure that the notebook is switched off and that it is not connected
to a power outlet.
2. Turn the notebook upside down.
3. Unlock the battery by pushing the lock outwards into the Unlock position.
4. Hold the lock in the open position and remove the battery.
Warning!
Components
Do not remove the battery while the notebook is running on
battery power, this will very likely cause data loss.
Warning!
Appendix
Aid
Keep the contacts on the battery and notebook clean when
storing them. Dirty contacts might lead to malfunctions.
Power Supply
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Charging the Battery
The battery is charged via the power adapter. If the power adapter is connected, it
charges the battery automatically, whether the notebook is turned on or not. When
the notebook is switched off, full charging takes a few hours. If the notebook is
switched on, the charging process takes a significantly longer time.
Note
The charging process will be interrupted if the temperature or the
voltage of the battery is too high.
Discharging the battery
Operate the notebook by means of the battery until it switches off independently
because of the low battery charge.
Note
Think about saving your open files in good time, to avoid a possible
loss of data.
Battery Performance
The particular operating duration will vary according to the setting of the energy
saving functions. You can adjust these to your requirements under Energy Options
in System Control. Apart from this, your notebook will require a higher power
demand when carrying out certain tasks.
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Power Supply
Safety
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.
Components
Handling
You will receive additional information about settings if you double click on this
symbol.
Note
Aid
If you ignore the warning signal when the battery level is low, your
notebook goes into hibernate mode.
Warning!
Appendix
Never remove the battery while the notebook is switched on or if the
notebook has not yet gone into hibernate mode, as this may lead to
loss of data.
Power Supply
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Power Management
Your notebook offers automatic and modifiable power saving functions that you
can use to maximize battery life and reduce overall operating costs. The power
saving modes are known as sleep mode and hibernate mode.
Sleep Mode
When in sleep mode, the contents of the RAM of your notebook are preserved
while practically all other components of your notebook are shut down, reducing
your power consumption to a minimum. By pressing any key on the keypad, you
can bring your notebook back to the fully operational state. You will restart at
precisely the line in which you were working prior to the interruption. The
computer takes less time to go into and come out of sleep mode, but uses more
power than hibernate mode.
Hibernate Mode
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.
ECO Function (optional)
You will be able to save energy and extend the running time of your battery by
deliberately deactivating functions, if you are working with your notebook in
battery operation.
SWITCH the ECO Function on /off
The ECO Function is switched on or off by means of the Fn + F5 key combination.
Attention!
The ECO Function can only be used in battery operation.
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Power Supply
Safety
Display
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.
Handling
To open, lift the display with your thumb and index finger and position it as
desired.
Warning!
The opening and closing of the display can be assigned various functions via the
Power management feature.
Screen Resolution
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.
Components
To avoid damage to the TFT Display, never open it more than 120º.
Do not forcibly open it.
Appendix
Aid
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.
Display
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Appearance and Personalization
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:

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.
or
The following adjustment possibilities are available:
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
Personalization

Display

Desktop Gadgets

Taskbar and Start Menu

Ease of Access Center

Folder Options

Fonts
Display
Safety
Connecting an External Monitor
The notebook has a VGA port (22) for connecting an external monitor.
1. Shut down your notebook.
Appendix
Aid
Alternatively, you will be able to use the digital HDMI (High Definition
Multimedia Interface) connection (23) for the transmission of image and
sound signals, provided that your output device (a monitor or LCD TV) has a
corresponding input.
Components
Handling
2. Connect the video signal cable of the external monitor to the VGA port of
the notebook (22).
3. Connect the external monitor to the electrical socket and power it up.
4. Start your notebook.
Display
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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.
The screen resolution and the colour quality of the individual display devices can be
set individually under Start  System control  Appearance and
Personalization.
Components
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.
*
Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
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
Fn + F2
Description
Display
Toggles the display screen between internal monitor,
external monitor and simultaneous display.
Fn + F3
Touchpad
Switches the touchpad on / off.
Fn + F4
Programmable P1 key
You will activate or deactivate the user-defined P1 key with
the following key combination. Read the following section to
program the key „Programming the user-defined P1 key “ on
p. 39).
Fn + F5
ECO function (optional)
Enables or disables the ECO function (see p. 32).
Fn + F6
Webcam (optional)
Enables or disables the webcam.
Fn + F8
WLAN (optional)
Enables or disables the wireless LAN function.
Fn + F9
Bluetooth (optional)
Enables or disables the Bluetooth function.
Fn + 12
Save energy. Please go through Personalization, Energy
Options, in order to adjust this key combination to your
needs.
Fn + 0
Mute
Switches the loudspeakers on / off.
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Data Entry
Fn + 
Decreases the volume.
Fn + 
Increases the volume.
Fn + 
Enhances screen brightness.
Fn + 
Reduces screen brightness.
Safety
Description
Handling
Combination
Programming the user-defined P1 key (optional)
Proceed as follows to program the user-defined P1 key:
Aid
Components
1. Press the Fn + F4 key combination. The following Window will open:
2. Click on Browse to give the key a function.
3. Select a program and click on Open.
Appendix
4. Confirm your selection with OK in the next Window.
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.
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Data Entry
Safety
The Hard Drive
The hard drive is the main storage medium combining large storage capacity and
rapid data access.
Handling
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.
Never switch off the computer while the busy indicator is lit since this
may result in loss of data. A flickering hard drive display is your
indication that the notebook is accessing the hard drive.
In your first partition (C:\) you will find the operating system, application programs
and the users’ documents.
Components
Note
The second partition (D:\) serves for data security and contains additional drivers
(D:\Driver) and tools (D:\Tools) for your notebook.
Note
Appendix
Aid
You will also find in two otherwise non-overwriteable partitions the
system restoration start files ( p. 77), as well as installation files for
Windows® 7. These partitions are not visible and should not be
erased.
The Hard Drive
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Important Directories
In the following we have listed the most important directories and described their
content.
Attention!
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.
C:\Program Files As the name suggests, in this directory programs install the files
belonging to the application.
C:\Windows
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 (preinstalled).
D:\Tools
Here you find additional programs and other documentation for
your notebook.
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The Hard Drive
Safety
The Optical Drive
Loading a Disc
Unlike optical drives of desktop PC’s optical drives of notebooks retain discs with
the help of a locking mechanism.
Handling
When inserting the disc, you should take care to push the disc right onto the
locking mechanism so that it can lock in position.
Note
Do not place protective foils or other stickers on your discs. To
avoid damage to your drive, do not use deformed or damaged
discs.
Components
Warning!
Do not use scratched or dirty discs, discs with pieces broken off or
discs of poor quality. Because of the high speeds in the drive the
discs might break and damage your data as well as your drive.
Examine the discs before you insert them. If damage or dirt is
visible, you should not use them. Damage caused by faulty media
is excluded from warranty and their repair must be charged.
Warning!
Appendix
Aid
The disc can be damaged when the drive drawer is pushed in if it
has not been pushed onto the locking mechanism correctly.
The Optical Drive
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1. Press the eject button at the optical drive to open the tray.
2. Remove the disc from its case without touching the unprinted side if
possible.
3. Place the disc on the tray so that it lays flat with the label facing upward and
gently push the tray in to close it. The disc will now lie flat on the tray and
will engage onto the disc holder audibly.
4. Test that the disc is able to turn freely and then push the tray back into the
optical drive carefully.
The ‘E’ drive letter will have been allocated to your optical drive in the
delivery status. You will have easy access to your files on your disks with
Windows® Explorer (Computer). Start the Computer Help Program by
and the ‘E’
means of the Desktop link or by pressing the Windows® key
key at the same time. Open Windows® Explorer by means of Start  All
Programs  Accessories.
The pre-installed media reproduction will be used automatically during
access to DVD videos (or audio and video files on normal data CDs).
Warning!
While the notebook is accessing the optical drive the media
activity indicator is lit. Do not try to remove the disc from the
drive while this LED is lit.
Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc
If the tray fails to open automatically, the tray can be opened manually provided
there is an opening for emergency ejection.
Restart your notebook and if the tray is still locked proceed as follows:
1. Shut down Windows® and switch off your notebook.
2. Insert a long thin object (like a straightened paper clip) into the emergency
ejection opening until you feel resistance.
3. Press lightly and the tray will open.
4. Remove the disc and restart the notebook.
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The Optical Drive
Safety
Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs
Your notebook is able to playback and to retrieve information of Audio CDs, DVD
Movies and Data discs.
After loading the disc your operating system will open a selection window with
different options for playback. Normally there are various programs at your
disposal.
The playback of DVD movies includes the decoding of MPEG2 videos, digital AC3
audio data and the deciphering of CSS protected contents. CSS (sometimes called
copy guard) is the name of a data protection program incorporated by the movie
industry as an action against illegal copies. Among the numerous regulations for
CSS licensees the most important ones are the country specific playback
restrictions. In order to facilitate the geographically restricted release of movies,
DVD titles are released for certain regions. Copyright laws require the restriction of
each DVD movie to a certain region (usually the region in which it is sold).
DVD movie versions can be published in several regions but the CSS regulations
require that each CSS decipherable system may only be used in one region.
Note
Appendix
Aid
The decoding software included with your notebook may be
changed for regional DVD decoding up to five times, after which
the drive will only play DVD movies for the region setting last
entered. Changing the region code after that will require factory
resetting which is not covered by warranty. If resetting is desired,
shipping and resetting costs will be billed to the user.
Components
Regional Playback Information for DVD
Handling
If your operating system doesn’t open the selection window you still have the
possibility of the access via the “Explorer” or “Computer”.
The Optical Drive
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Subjects Concerning the CD/DVD-Rewriter
This Section only relates to devices that have been supplied with a CD-RW, a
combination drive or a DVD-RW drive.
First of all, you receive information on the so-called blank discs.
Recordable/Rewriteable Discs
Normal Discs are pressed from a digital, glass master and then sealed. In the case of
blank disc, the information is burnt onto the disc with the laser of the Rewriter.
Therefore these discs are more sensitive than normal discs.
Please avoid the following when using recordable/rewriteable discs that have never
before been used:
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
radiation by direct sunlight (UVA/UVB)

scratches and damage to the disc surface

extreme temperatures
The Optical Drive
Safety
The Sound Card
Components
Handling
Your notebook has an integrated stereo sound card (on-board) with 16-bit and 3D
spatial sound effects (3D). The sound card is compatible with the industry standard
Sound Blaster and Microsoft Sound System Version 2.0. This guarantees optimal
support for all popular programs and games. If you wish to alter the base volume,
click on the loudspeaker symbol in the task bar.
Appendix
Aid
Click on Mixer, in order to open the volume mixer.
By using the keys Fn + and Fn + you have the possibility to regulate the
volume.
The Sound Card
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External Audio Ports
Your notebook has a loudspeaker, so you can always playback sounds without
additional equipment. The use of the external connections gives you a good
opportunity to connect your notebook to external devices.
Caution!
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.
Audio Out /
Digital
Audio Out
(S/P-DIF optical)
(11)
Microphone In
(12)
Line In
(13)
Audio Out
(14)
®
For sound reproduction with an external
surround decoder via an optical cable (available
separately at a specialist shop).
For sound reproduction via external stereo
equipment such as loudspeakers (active) or
headphones.
For recording via an external microphone.
For sound reproduction via an external surround
system for external centre / subwoofer.
For reception through an external source of
sound.
For sound reproduction with a surround system
for speakers back.
For sound reproduction via external stereo
equipment such as loudspeakers (active) or
headphones.
®
Dolby Home Theater (optional)
Enjoy a Rich Home Theater Surround Sound Experience.
Dolby® Home Theater® places listeners in the middle of the action, giving their PCs a
powerful set of tools to deliver a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound.
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
Creates a stunning personal surround sound listening experience.

A suite of technologies designed to provide an developing entertainment
experience from any pair of speakers or any set of headphones.

Enables easy connectivity to home theaters through a single digital cable.
The Sound Card
Safety
The Network
What is a network?
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.

Two or more computers can be connected to play network games or share
data.
Handling
A network means connecting your notebook to one or several other computers.
Users can transfer data between computers and share resources such as printers,
modems and hard disk drives.
If your notebook has an Ethernet connection, you can use this to connect to a
network.
The following explanation refers to notebooks with a network connector.
Aid
Connect one end to the RJ45 connection (Western plug) at the network interface of
your notebook (19) and the other to another notebook or a hub/switch.
Components
Ethernet-Network
Appendix
The Windows Help and Support Centre offer extensive information about
networking your Notebook. You can access this information by clicking on Start,
then Help and Support.
The Network
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Wireless LAN
Wireless LAN is an optional feature. This function allows you to create a wireless
network link with an access point or directly with another wireless-enabled PC.
Using the Quick launch key combination Fn+F8 you can enable or disable the
wireless LAN function.
Warning!
Make sure the Wireless LAN option is switched OFF in any
environment where it might interfere with critical and sensitive
devices, e.g. on aircraft, in hospitals and other medical centres,
etc.
Conditions
An access point is a wireless transmitter that communicates with your notebook
and controls access to the network connection (e.g., a home network or a
broadband connection such as DSL). Wireless access points are often found in
offices, airports, universities or Internet cafés. They offer access to networks or to
the Internet. Access authorizations are normally needed. A fee may be required to
use a public access point. To set up a wireless network to share Internet access,
files, and printers at home, you will need an access point, a router, and a
broadband (DSL or cable) modem. Some access points can also serve as a router
and/or a broadband modem. Check with your retailer or Internet Service Provider
to find the best solution for your needs. A link to another computer with wireless
LAN functionality can also be created without an access point. This will allow you
to share files, but you will need an access point and a router to share an Internet
connection. The wireless network connection works in accordance with the
*
IEEE 802.11n Standard (compatible with the 802.11b/g Standard). 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.
*
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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The Network
Safety
Troubleshooting within the Network
Why does an error message appear when I click on the network
environment?
The computer name must be unique on the network and may
not be the same as the task group.
It appears that the network boards are unable to communicate. What
might be the problem?
Handling
Maybe one of the used network boards works with a different
speed (e. g. 10 instead 100 Mbit/s) and your network computer
is unable to recognize this. If necessary, set the network driver to
the compatible speed.
If two PCs should be linked you require a cross-link cable,
otherwise use a patch cable.
In addition, check the protocols and the configuration.
Components
The data transmission is incorrect or very slow. What might be the
problem?
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.
Appendix
Aid
For further hints on troubleshooting refer to the Windows help under “Network
errors”.
The Network
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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.
There are several uses for Bluetooth wireless technology, including, but not limited
to:

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 vary depending on
the device or environmental factors. A Bluetooth device can transmit through walls,
pockets, and briefcases.
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.
Using the key combination Fn + F9 you can enable or disable the Bluetooth
function.
Warning!
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 Network
Safety
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.
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MMC (MultiMediaCard)
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SD® (Secure Digital)
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Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro
Card type
Contacts
SD® (Secure Digital)
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
pointing downwards
Components
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.
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Your notebook supports the following formats:
Inserting Memory Cards
Note
Memory cards can only be installed in one direction. Refer to the
instructions above.
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Push the memory card into the slot.
Removing Memory Cards
Appendix
To remove the SD®/MMC-cards or memory sticks pull it out and remove it.
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Webcam (optional)
Actual example using Windows Live Messenger
1. Start Windows Live Messenger and create a user account if you do not
already have one. This service is free of charge. You only pay the cost of your
Internet connection.
2. Select your contact from the list and click on the camera icon below your
display image.
A wizard helps you optimize the settings of your speakers, microphone and
webcam. Follow the instructions on your screen.
3. Click on Finish to transmit your image via the webcam.
4. If your contact also has a webcam, click on the camera icon below the
display image of your contact to receive the live image.
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Webcam (optional)
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
On the USB it is possible to connect up to 127 devices which correspond to the USB
standard (1.1 and 2.0 supported).
3.0 USB connections are completely backwards compatible with 2.0 and 1.1 USB.
Handling
Your notebook has 2 USB 3.0 connection sockets (USB 1.1 compatible) (15) and
2 USB 2.0 connection sockets (16).
Note
Components
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 a certain
device with the same USB port.
eSATA Port
eSATA stands for "external Serial ATA" and is used for connecting external hard
disks. Unlike common USB standards, the transmission speed of an eSATA
connection is higher than that of external USB hard disks.
This connection is a "combo slot", to which both USB and S-ATA devices can be
connected.
Appendix
Before removing an S-ATA hard disk from your notebook, click on the icon "Safely
remove hardware" in the task bar and then click on the hard disk to be removed. It
is now safe to remove your S-ATA hard disk.
Aid
Remove S-ATA Devices
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
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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.
Using a safety lock
You can prevent theft by using a so called Kensington lock, which can be bought
at your local retailer.
The cable wraps around an object and the “T” shaped end inserts into the
Kensington lock port and a key or combination dial is used to secure the lock in
place. Please keep your key at a safety place.
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Securing the Notebook
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Software
This section concerns itself with software. We make a distinction between the
operating system, the software (application program), Windows activation, BIOS
and the security package, which is delivered with the device.
®
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.
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Getting to Know Windows 7
Windows® 7 - News
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.
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Improved Taskbar*
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.
The Internet Explorer jump list displays frequently and most recently visited
websites. For certain programs, this enables rapid access commands which, in the
*
Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
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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.
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Jump lists*
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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Beginners and persons changing from other Windows versions systems are advised
to read this material carefully.
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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.
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Homegroup*
Windows® 7 - Help and Support
Components
An answer to almost every question can be found in
this program.
This help function fully covers the Windows operating
system.
It is helpful for both beginners and professionals. You
can print or bookmark the information, which is
categorized into topics. You start like this:
1. Click on Start
Appendix
Aid
2. Now select Help and Support
*
Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
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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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Go online to find out what’s new in Windows®7
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Personalize Windows
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Transfer files and settings from another computer
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Use a homegroup to share with other computers in your home
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Choose when tob e notified about changes to your computer
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Back up your files
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Add new users to your computer
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Change the size of the text on your screen
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.
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Safety
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:
You will call up Getting Started as follows:
2. Select
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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.
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
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
The Windows Media Center is the platform for your individual home entertainment
in Windows®7. You will be able to record television, TV broadcasts, DVDs and
music, look at photos and much more by a remote (not included in the scope of
the delivery) or by a click of the mouse, with the Windows Media Center.
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Windows Media Center
Information
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The support of the functions depends on the hardware equipment of
the notebooks. For example, the TV function requires a TV tuner (not
included in the scope of supply).
You will start your individual entertainment as follows:
1. Turn on your notebook.
2. Click on Start
Windows Media Center.
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3. Click on
.
An overview of the Windows Media Center functions is below:
Main menu
Sub-menu
TV + Films
Recordings
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You will have the possibility of recording broadcasts if you
connect a TV tuner. You can play back the broadcasts
recorded, delete them or burn them on external media
through this Menu point.
Play back DVD
You will play DVDs through this Menu point.
Set up TV
You will have the possibility of configuring the TV signal
here, if you have an external TV tuner available.
Online Media
Programmes
*
Appendix
This library of programmes offers a listing of various online
media. You will call up content through the Internet, from
the online video library, through news portals to the music
shop, by means of the online media. An existing Internet
connection is the requirement for the use of this function.
Function is limited way in the case of the Windows® 7 Starter version
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Main menu
Sub-menu
Tasks
Settings
Adapt the Windows Media Center to your requirements and
needs here. For example, make the settings for the
protection of children here.
Stand by
You will not only close the Windows Media Center but you
will be able to put the whole operating system in stand-by
through this sub-menu. Pay attention that all applications
have been already closed before putting the system into
stand-by.
Burn CD/DVD
Call up your burning software to start a burning process
through this sub-menu
Synchronising
If you connect an external device, such as an MP3 player or a
digital camera; you will be able to synchronise the respective
data to an external device with the notebook through this
sub-menu.
Extension set-up
You will be able to set up a Windows Media Center
extension by means of this sub-menu. You will be able to
access the data on your notebook by means of a cable or
wireless network.
‘Only media’
You will switch to the full image of the Media Center by
means of this sub-menu.
Images + Videos
Library of images
All the images stored in your notebook will be located in the
library of images. Start the playback in a slide show here.
Play back everything
Select ‘Play back everything’, to start the playback of a slide
show directly.
Video library
All the videos stored in your notebook will be located in its
video library.
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Music library
All the music titles stored in your notebook will be located
in the music library. You will be able to start the selected
playback of an album, an artist or a selected title here.
Play back everything
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You will start the playback of all the files stored in your
music library by means of this sub-menu.
Radio
You will have the possibility of listening to a radio
broadcaster and to administrate it, if you have external
radio tuner hardware available.
You will be able to search for music titles, composers,
artists, albums, etc. in a targeted way by means of this submenu. The search will start as soon as you have entered the
first letters.
Components
Search
Aid
Music
Sub-menu
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Main menu
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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.
The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the factory.
Attention!
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 73 for further information regarding data backup.
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.
Note
If the automatic start does not work, it is likely that the so-called
Autorun function has been deactivated. Read the respective chapter
in Windows Help on how to activate this function.
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1. Click on Start
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An example for the manual installation without the autorun function:
.
2. Click on  All Programs.
3. Open the
Accessories program point.
4. Select the item
Run.
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Handling
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
1. Click on Start
2. Click on
Aid
In order to remove installed software from your notebook, follow the next steps:
.
Control Panel.
3. Then select the
Programs option.
Appendix
4. Select the respective program, start the uninstallation and follow the
instructions on the screen.
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Windows Activation
Microsoft is committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and the
reduction of software piracy. Therefore Windows® 7 contains software-based
product activation technology. Your copy of Windows® 7 has already been
activated for your notebook.
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.
Product activation on your Notebook
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.
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.
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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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.
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The BIOS Setup Program
Warning!
Handling
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 Setup
Appendix
Aid
Components
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 setup.
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Chapter 4
Subject
Page
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First Aid
Data and System Security .................................................... 73
System Restore .................................................................... 74
FAQ ..................................................................................... 79
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Recycling and Disposal ...................................................... 86
Appendix
Upgrades and Repairs ......................................................... 85
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Customer Service ............................................................... 79
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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.
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.
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Data Security
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
Windows Update is the online updating of Windows. Use Windows Update to
download elements such as security updates, important updates, the newest help
files, drivers and Internet products from the Internet.
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Windows® Update
Windows Update will search through the notebook and provide a list of individual
updates 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.
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The website is regularly augmented by new content, so that you can download the
newest updates and error corrections at any time, to protect the notebook and
guarantee its functioning.
Important updates will be provided to remove known problems and to protect the
notebook against known security risks.
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.
Appendix
6. Click on Check and install updates, when you have selected all the desired
updates, and then click on Install now.
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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.
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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
If your system is not functioning properly, you should use the Application Support
Disc to restore your system.

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.
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Limits of the Recovery
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 73).
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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Warning!
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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".
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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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.
Where will I find the necessary drivers for my laptop?
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The drivers are on the second partition of the hard drive in the Drivers
and Tools folders.
What is the Windows activation?
Your operating instructions include a chapter about this subject.
When do I have to activate Windows?
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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.
... a different BIOS version has been installed.
... you install the software on to another computer.
When is the recovery of the factory setting recommended?
This method should be chosen as the last resort. Read chapter “System
Restore” concerning the possible alternatives.
How will I make a data back-up?
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Make a back-up and a recovery back-up of selected data on external
media (CD-R), in order to become familar with the technique. A back-up
will be unusable if you are not in a position to recreate the data, or the
medium (CD-R) is defective or no longer available.
Why do I have to reinstall my USB device, although I have already
done so?
Appendix
The device will receive a new identification key, if it is not operated at the
same USB connection at which it was installed. The operating system will
then treat it as a new device and intend to install it anew.
Use the drivers installed or connect the device at the connection at which
it was installed.
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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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Errors and Possible Causes
The screen is black:

This error can have different causes:
1. The operational display (On /Off switch) does not shine and the
notebook is busy with 'file swapping'.
Solution:
Press the On /Off switch.
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2. The sleep LED is flashing. The notebook is in the sleep mode.
Solution:
Press the On /Off switch.
The notebook switches itself off during operation.

The battery could be empty. Connect the notebook to the AC adapter and
charge the battery.
The notebook cannot be switched on.
Try using the notebook on battery power and and check whether it is
correctly inserted and charged.
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
Incorrect time and date display.

Click the time display in the task bar and set the correct values.
No data can be read from the optical drive.

Check whether the disc is correctly inserted.

Is the drive displayed in Explorer? If yes, test another disc.
The webcam is not functioning (optional).

Press the Fn + F6 key combination in order to activate the webcam.
The WLAN connection is not functioning (optional).
Using the key combination Fn+F8 you can enable or disable the wireless
LAN function.
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The Bluetooth connection is not functioning (optional).
Using the key combination Fn+F9 you can enable or disable the Bluetooth
function.
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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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Switch off the notebook. This will prevent damage to the hard disk. When
the notebook is turned off, the hard disk heads are moved into a safe area.

Wait until the Notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before
connecting it to the power supply. Drastic variations in temperature and
humidity can create condensation within the Notebook and may cause it to
short-circuit.

Close the notebook and ensure that the cover locks shut.

Always use the notebook carrying case. This helps to protect the notebook
from dirt, moisture, jolts and scratches.

Should you need to ship your notebook, always use the original packaging
and make certain the shipper knows the contents contain fragile electronic
equipment.

Fully charge your battery and any spare batteries immediately before a long
journey.

Enquire about the electricity and communication provision at the location
before a journey.

Acquire the necessary adapter for electricity or communication (modem,
LAN, etc.), if necessary, before starting your journey.

Put the battery into the packaging separately when despatching the
notebook.

It is recommended to send the notebook and all magnetic storage media
(floppy disks, external drives) through the x-ray device (the device into
which you put your bags), when you are passing through the baggage
check at airports. Avoid the magnetic detector (the construction, through
which you walk) or the magnetic rod (the manual device of the security
personnel), because they could destroy your data, among other
consequences.
Appendix
Aid

Components
Please use the following guidelines when transporting the notebook:
Handling
Safety
Transporting the Notebook
Customer Service
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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.

Dust, which will close the cooling slots, can collect inside the
laptop/notebook in the course of time. This will lead to an increase in the
rotation of the ventilator and consequently also of the operating noise of
your laptop/notebook. In addition, this can lead to overheating and
malfunctions. Have the inside of the laptop/notebook cleaned by your
Service Center or a professional for this reason.
Care of the TFT Display

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.
Note
Protective foil is on the surfaces to protect the device against
scratching during production and transportation. Pull off all the foil
after you have set up the device correctly and before bringing it into
operation.
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Safety
Upgrades and Repairs
Only a qualified Service Engineer should perform upgrades and repairs to
your notebook.

If you do not have the necessary qualifications, go to an appropriate Service
Engineer. Please contact the Service Centre if you are experiencing technical
problems with your notebook.

Please contact our authorized Service Partners exclusively in the case of a
necessary repair.
Notes for Service Engineers

Before opening the housing, disconnect the notebook from all power
sources and remove any connecting cables. If the notebook has not been
disconnected from the power outlet before being opened, there is a danger
of severe electric shock. There is also a risk of damage to the components.

Internal components of the notebook may be damaged by electrostatic
discharge (ESD). Perform system upgrades and changes in an ESD-protected
work area. If no such work area is available, wear an antistatic wrist strap or
touch a highly conductive metal object. Your service centre can repair
damage sustained by inappropriate handling for a fee.

Use only original spare parts.
Components
Handling


Laser devices of Laser Class 1 to Laser Class 3b may be used in the notebook.
Where the notebook housing remains closed, the device meets the
requirements of Laser Class 1. By opening the notebook housing you will
gain access to laser devices of up to Laser Class 3b.

The CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD/DVD-RW drive contains no user-serviceable
parts. Only the manufacturer should perform repairs to the CD-ROM/CDRW/DVD/DVD-RW drives.
Aid
Notes on Laser Radiation:

DO NOT look into the laser beam, even while wearing optical protection.

DO NOT allow yourself to be exposed to the laser beam. Avoid exposure of
the eyes or skin to direct or stray
radiation.
Upgrades and Repairs
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Appendix
When removing and/or opening laser devices, the following guidelines must be
observed:
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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Recycling and Disposal
Safety
Chapter 5
Subject
Handling
Appendix
Page
Information about conformity ............................................. 89
Appendix
Aid
Components
Index ................................................................................... 92
Recycling and Disposal
87
88
Recycling and Disposal
Safety
Information about conformity
The device fulfils electromagnetic compatibility and electricity safety requirements.
Your device complies with the basic requirements and the relevant guidelines of the
2004/108/EU EMV Guidelines [electromagnetic compatibility] and the 2006/95/EU
Guideline for low voltage devices.
Handling
This device fulfils the basis requirements and the relevant regulation of the
Ecodesign Guideline 2009/125/EG (Commission Regulation 1275/2008).
ISO 13406-2 Class II
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.
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
Aid
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).
Components
Because of the very high number of transistors and their extremely complex
production process occasionally defective or incorrectly addressed pixels or subpixels may occur.
Information about conformity
89
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
3
3
7
0
3
1400 x 1050
3
3
8
0
3
Example:
A 17” - SXGA-display consists of 1280 horizontal and 1024 vertical picture dots
(pixel), which amounts to a total of 1,31 million pixels. Based on one million pixels
this translates into a factor of about 1.31.
Class II type failure consequently allows for three defects each of type 1 and type 2
and 7 defects of type 3 and 3 cluster of type 3.
These cases are normally not covered by warranty.
If the number of failures exceeds the figures of any category mentioned above then
this may be covered by the warranty.
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Information about conformity

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.
Components
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.
Safety
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Handling
FCC Compliance Statement
Copying this manual
Appendix
Aid
This document contains legally protected information. All rights reserved. Copying
in mechanical, electronic and any other form without the written approval of the
manufacturer is prohibited.
Information about conformity
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Index
Data Security................................... 4
Directories..................................... 42
Disc-Drive ..................................... 43
Discharging the battery ................. 30
Discs
Loading ..................................... 43
Removing Blocked Discs ............ 44
Display .......................................... 33
Opening and Closing the
Display .................................. 33
Screen resolution ...................... 33
Driver Support .............................. 82
DVD-Drive ..................................... 43
A
All programs ................................. 21
Ambient Temperature ..................... 5
Appearance and Personalization ... 34
Audioausgang ............................... 48
Autorun ........................................ 66
B
Battery operation .......................... 28
Battery power ........................... 30
Charging ................................... 30
Checking the battery level ......... 31
Discharging the battery ............. 30
Removing .................................. 29
Battery Power ................................ 30
BIOS Setup-Program ..................... 69
BIOS Utility
Running .................................... 69
Bluetooth ...................................... 52
E
ECO Function
Switch off .................................. 32
Switch on .................................. 32
Emergency Ejection of a Blocked
Disc ........................................... 44
eSATA/USB Port............................. 55
Extended Desktop ......................... 37
External Monitor ........................... 35
C
Cabling ........................................... 8
Card Reader .................................. 53
Care of Displays ............................ 84
Carrying out a Restore ................... 78
CD/DVD-Rewriter .......................... 46
CD-blanks ..................................... 46
CD-ROM ....................................... 43
Charging the battery ..................... 30
Checking the battery level ............. 31
Connectors
External Monitor ....................... 35
Power Socket ............................ 16
Sound card................................ 47
USB ........................................... 55
Control panel ................................ 62
Customer service........................... 80
F
FAQ............................................... 79
Fast Ethernet-Network ................... 49
FCC Compliance Statement .......... 91
Frequently asked questions ........... 79
H
Hard drive ..................................... 41
HD .............................. See Hard drive
I
Icons ............................................. 22
Installation of Software ................. 66
Introduction .................................... 3
ISO 13406-2 Class II ...................... 89
D
Data and system security............... 73
Data Entry ..................................... 38
Data security ................................. 73
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K
Kensington-lock ............................ 56
Index
Removing the Battery .................... 29
Repairs .......................................... 85
Running the Bios Setup ................. 69
L
Laser radiation ............................... 85
License agreement ........................ 20
Safety
Keyboard ...................................... 38
N
Network ........................................ 49
Fast Ethernet-Network ............... 49
Troubleshooting........................ 51
What is a network? .................... 49
Wireless LAN.............................. 50
O
On/Off button ............................... 27
Optical Drive ................................. 43
P
Power Management ...................... 32
Power supply .................................. 7
Battery operation ...................... 28
Main operation.......................... 28
Hibernate Mode ........................ 32
Sleep Mode ............................... 32
Product activation on your
notebook .................................. 68
Program bar .................................. 21
Components
Main Components
Card Reader .............................. 53
Main operation ............................. 28
Maintenance ................................. 84
Care of the TFT Display.............. 84
Transporting the notebook........ 83
Maintenance programs ................. 73
Memory cards
Inserting .................................... 53
Removing .................................. 53
Memory Stick ................................ 53
MMC............................................. 53
Mouse ........................................... 40
Aid
Safety and maintenance .................. 1
Safety instructions ........................... 3
Care of the display .................... 84
Data Security ............................... 4
Maintenance ............................. 84
Ambient Temperature ................. 5
Battery Operation...................... 10
Cabling ....................................... 8
Power supply .............................. 7
Set-Up location ........................... 4
Touch Pad ................................... 9
Upgrades and Repairs ............... 85
Screen resolution .......................... 33
SD ................................................. 53
Secure Digital ................................ 53
Securing the Notebook
Startup Password ...................... 56
Service Engineers .......................... 85
Set-Up Location .............................. 4
Sleep Mode ................................... 32
Software ....................................... 57
Software uninstallation ................. 67
Sound card ................................... 47
External audio ports .................. 48
Standards
FCC Compliance Statement ...... 91
Start button .................................. 21
Support ........................................ 82
Suspend to Disk ............................ 32
System Restore .............................. 74
M
Handling
S
Table of Contents............................ v
The Card Reader............................ 53
Touchpad ................................. 9, 40
Transport ...................................... 83
Troubleshooting ........................... 74
Errors and Possible Causes ........ 81
R
U
R&TTE ............................................. 9
Recycling and Disposal .................. 86
Universal Serial Bus ....................... 55
Upgrades and Repairs ................... 85
Index
93
Appendix
T
Using a safety lock ......................... 56
W
V
Webcam........................................ 54
Windows activation....................... 68
Windows Media Center ................. 63
®
Windows 7
User account control ................. 61
Battery device management ...... 58
Control panel ............................ 62
Getting started .......................... 60
Help and Support ..................... 59
Homegroup .............................. 59
Improved Desktop .................... 58
Improved taskbar ...................... 57
Jump lists .................................. 57
News ......................................... 57
®
Windows Desktop ........................ 21
®
Windows Update.......................... 75
Wireless LAN ................................. 50
Working in Comfort ........................ 6
Views
Audio Out ................................. 15
Device Indicators ....................... 15
e-SATA Port ............................... 16
HDMI Connector ....................... 16
Kensington lock ........................ 16
Keyboard................................... 14
LAN Port .................................... 16
Line In ....................................... 15
Microphone .............................. 15
Optical Drive ............................. 16
Power ON/OFF .......................... 14
Power socket ............................. 16
TFT Display................................ 14
Touchpad .................................. 14
USB-Port .............................. 15, 16
Webcam .................................... 14
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43.9 cm / 17.3“ Notebook
MEDION® ERAZER® X7817
Medion Electronics Ltd.
120 Faraday Park, Faraday Road, Dorcan
Swindon SN3 5JF, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Hotline: 0871 37 61 020
(Costs 7p/min from a BT ladline,
mobile costs maybe higher)
Fax: 01793 71 57 16
To contact us by email please visit the „Service and
Support“ section of our website at www.medion.co.uk.
www.medion.co.uk
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