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MSI MEGA Book

L610

I

Notebook PC

User’s Guide

G52-B1002X1

I

Regulations Information

FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment 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: z Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

z Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

z Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

z Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Note

1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

2. Shield interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.

FCC Conditions

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference.

2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Micro-Star International

MS-1002

II

Safety Guideline for Using Lithium Battery

(Deutsch) VORSICHT: Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßem Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einen vom Hersteller empfohlenen gleich-wertigen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach

Angaben des Herstellers.

(English) CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions.

(Finnish) VAROITUS: Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu.

Vaihda paristo ainoastaan valmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.

(French) ATTENTION: II y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du m ź me type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.

(Norwegian) ADVARSEL: Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri.

Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.

(Swedish) VARNING: Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.

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Caution on Using Modem

1.

Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.

2.

Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.

3.

Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

4.

Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

5.

Avoid using the telephone function (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

6.

Do not use the telephone function to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.

CD-ROM Drive Notice

CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a “CLASS 1

LASER PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read the instruction manual carefully and keep this manual for your future reference. In case of any trouble with this model, please contact your nearest “AUTHORIZED service station.” To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure.

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Safety Instructions

1.

Read the safety instructions carefully and thoroughly.

2.

Save this User’s Guide for possible use later.

3.

Keep this equipment away from humidity and high temperature.

4.

Lay this equipment on a stable surface before setting it up.

5.

The openings on the enclosure are used for air convection and to prevent the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the openings.

6.

Make sure that the power voltage is within its safety range and has been adjusted properly to the value of 100~240V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.

7.

Place the power cord in a way that people are unlikely to step on it. Do not place anything on the power cord.

8.

Always unplug the power cord before inserting any add-on card or module.

9.

All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.

10. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage the equipment or cause an electrical shock.

11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service personnel: z the power cord or plug is damaged.

z liquid has penetrated into the equipment.

z the equipment has been exposed to moisture.

z the equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according to

User’s Guide.

z the equipment was dropped and damaged.

z the equipment has obvious signs of breakage.

12. Do not leave the equipment in an unconditioned environment with a storage temperature of 60 O C (140 O F) or above, which may damage the equipment.

13. To prevent explosion caused by improper battery replacement, use the same or equivalent type of battery recommended by the manufacturer only.

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Copyright Notice

The material in this guide is the intellectual property of MICRO-STAR INTERNA-

TIONAL . We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.

Please note that the setting diagrams or values in this guide are FOR YOUR REFER-

ENCE ONLY . The model you bought may be slightly different from the illustrations and descriptions in this guide. If you are not sure about these information, such as the computer’s specification and equipment, please ask your local vendor for help.

Trademarks

* All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

* Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Windows® 98/ME

2000/XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

* AMI® is a registered trademark of American Megatrends Inc.

* PCMCIA and CardBus are registered trademarks of the Personal Computer

Memory Card International Association.

Technical Support

Visit the MSI website for FAQ, technical guide, driver and software updates, and other information: http://www.msi.com.tw/ .

Contact our technical staff at: [email protected]

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Release History

Version

1.0

Revision Note

First release

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Date

May 2004

Table of Contents

Getting Started

1.1 Before You Begin .................................................................... 1-2

Unpacking ...................................................................................1-2

Features and Benefits .................................................................1-3

1.2 Quick Components Guide ..................................................... 1-4

Top-open View ...........................................................................1-4

Front View ..................................................................................1-6

Right-side View ..........................................................................1-8

Left-side View ............................................................................1-9

Rear View ................................................................................ 1-10

Bottom View ............................................................................ 1-11

1.3 Preparing to Operate ........................................................... 1-12

Connecting the Power .............................................................. 1-12

- Connecting the AC Power .......................................................................... 1-12

- Disconnecting the AC Power ..................................................................... 1-12

Turning On/Off the Notebook PC ............................................ 1-13

- Turning On the Computer ......................................................................... 1-13

- Opening the Top Cover ............................................................................. 1-13

- Power-On Self Test .................................................................................... 1-13

- Turning Off the Computer ......................................................................... 1-14

VII

Basics of Using Notebook PC

2.1 Safety and Comfort Tips ........................................................ 2-2

Set Up Your Work Environment ................................................. 2-2

Have a Good Work Habit ........................................................... 2-3

2.2 Knowing the Keyboard .......................................................... 2-4

Typewriter Keys ......................................................................... 2-5

Cursor Keys ............................................................................... 2-6

Numeric Keys ............................................................................2-7

Function Keys ............................................................................2-8

- Windows Keys ............................................................................................ 2-8

- [Fn] Key ...................................................................................................... 2-8

2.3 Quick Launch Buttons ............................................................ 2-9

2.4 Knowing the Touchpad ........................................................ 2-10

Using the Touchpad .................................................................. 2-11

Configuring the Touchpad ......................................................... 2-13

2.5 Using the Optical Storage ................................................... 2-14

Inserting the CD ....................................................................... 2-15

Removing the CD ..................................................................... 2-16

Releasing the CD Manually ....................................................... 2-16

2.6 The Hard Disk Drive ........................................................... 2-17

2.7 Using the Video Function .................................................... 2-18

Powerful Video Controller ........................................................ 2-18

Configuring the Display Settings ............................................... 2-19

- Changing the Resolution and Colors Quality ............................................. 2-19

- Changing the Display Output Device ......................................................... 2-20

2.8 Using the Audio Function .................................................... 2-21

Connecting Audio Devices ....................................................... 2-21

Volume Control ......................................................................... 2-21

2.9 Hi-Fi Function ........................................................................ 2-22

- Button Definition ....................................................................................... 2-23

VIII

Using the Software Applications

3.1 Using the Recovery CD .......................................................... 3-2

Resuming the Operating System ................................................3-2

3.2 Using the Software CD ............................................................ 3-3

When do I Need the Software CD? ........................................... 3-3

How to Use the Software CD? .................................................3-3

3.3 Activating Your System ........................................................... 3-5

3.4 Advanced Features .................................................................. 3-6

SMI BlueBird Playlist Editor ...................................................... 3-6

- How to create a playlist by BlueBird .......................................................... 3-7

MSI Live Update™ 3 ................................................................3-8

- Using MSI Live Update 3 ............................................................................ 3-8

- Updating BIOS ............................................................................................ 3-9

- Updating Driver ......................................................................................... 3-10

- Updating Utility ........................................................................................ 3-10

Trend Micro™ PC-cillin™ 2002 .............................................. 3-11

- Registering Your PC-cillin 2002 ................................................................. 3-11

- Using PC-cillin 2002 .................................................................................. 3-12

InterVideo Theater ................................................................... 3-13

- TV Function ............................................................................................... 3-13

- Music Function .......................................................................................... 3-14

- Pictures Function ....................................................................................... 3-14

- Video Clips Function ................................................................................. 3-15

- DVD/VCD Function ................................................................................... 3-15

- Radio Function (Optional) ......................................................................... 3-15

- Karaoke Function ....................................................................................... 3-16

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Power Management

4.1 Introduction to the Power Source ........................................ 4-2

The AC Adapter ......................................................................... 4-2

The Battery Pack ....................................................................... 4-3

- Charging the Battery .................................................................................... 4-3

- Changing the Battery Pack ........................................................................... 4-5

- Replacing the battery pack .......................................................................... 4-6

4.2 Managing the Power .............................................................. 4-7

Power Options ............................................................................4-7

Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology ................... .........................4-11

- Using Intel SpeedStep Technology ............................................................ 4-11

BIOS Setup

5.1 Using BIOS Setup Utility....................................................... 5-2

When to Use BIOS Setup? ........................................................ 5-2

How to Run BIOS Setup? .......................................................... 5-2

Control Keys .............................................................................. 5-3

5.2 Main Menu .............................................................................. 5-4

5.3 System Overview .................................................................... 5-6

5.4 Advanced Settings .................................................................. 5-8

5.5 Boot Settings ......................................................................... 5-12

5.6 Power Settings ....................................................................... 5-13

5.7 Security Settings ................................................................... 5-14

5.8 Exit Options ........................................................................... 5-15

Expanding and Upgrading

6.1 Connecting the External Devices ........................................ 6-2

Connecting the Peripheral Devices .............................................6-2

- Using the LAN ............................................................................................. 6-5

Connecting the Communication Devices ....................................6-5

- Using the LAN ............................................................................................. 6-7

- Using the Modem ........................................................................................ 6-7

Installing the PC Card ................................................................6-7

- Installing the PC card ................................................................................... 6-7

- Removing the PC card .................................................................................. 6-8

6.2 Safely Remove Hardware ...................................................... 6-9

6.3 Upgrading your System ........................................................ 6-10

Caring Your Notebook PC

7.1 Protecting Your Notebook PC .............................................. 7-2

Locking Your Computer .............................................................7-2

Setting Up Password .................................................................. 7-3

- Power-on Password ..................................................................................... 7-3

- Operating System Password ........................................................................ 7-3

Using the Anti-Virus Protection .................................................7-4

- PC-cillin 2002 .............................................................................................. 7-4

- About Computer Virus ................................................................................. 7-4

7.2 Tips for Traveling ................................................................... 7-5

7.3 Taking Care of Your Computer ............................................. 7-6

Placing and Operating Your Computer .......................................7-6

- Battery Safety Tips ..................................................................................... 7-7

Cleaning your Computer .............................................................7-6

Using the Battery Pack ..............................................................7-7

- Conserving Battery Power ........................................................................... 7-8

- Charging the Battery Pack ........................................................................... 7-8

XI

Getting Started

Congratulations on purchasing MSI MEGA Book - L610I Notebook PC!

This chapter first provides a general introduction on your Notebook PC, to let you know the hardware components well and start to work easily. Why wait? Read on to learn more about the powerful features and multimedia function of your Notebook PC.

L610I Series Notebook PC

1.1 Before You Begin

Unpacking

First, unpack the shipping carton and check all items carefully. If any item contained is damaged or missing, please contact your local dealer immediately.

Also, keep the box and packing materials in case you need to ship the unit in the future.

The package should contain the following items:

One Notebook PC - MSI MEGA Book L610I.

One Recovery CD.

One Software CD containing the drivers and utilities.

One User’s Manual and one Quick Guide.

One Warranty Card.

Accessories:

- High-capacity Li-ion battery pack.

- AC adapter and power cord.

- Phone cable/Phone jack (optional).

- Notebook PC carry bag (optional).

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Features and Benefits

Next Generation CPU Support.

Your Notebook PC is equipped with one of the latest CPU (central processing unit) that supports Intel® Pentium

Prescott FSB-800/533 (up to 3.4GHz) and Intel® Pentium Northwood FSB-

800/533 and Intel® Celeron FSB-400 (up to 3.6GHz).

Integrated Wireless LAN Solution.

The computer suppots the Wireless networking solution (802.11b or g) that allows you to roam between different rooms in the office or at home, without being disconnected the LAN cable. In addition, sharing files and printers can be easy tasks.

USB 2.0 Support.

The computer has four USB 2.0 ports that support data transfer rate up to 480Mb/s. The USB standard allows you to connect up to

127 devices through the single interface, including mouse, keyboard, printer, hard disk drive, digital camera, and more.

IEEE 1394 Support.

IEEE 1394 is a high-speed bus that allows you to connect up to 63 high-end devices on a single computer.

Memory.

The computer provides two memory slots that allows you to expand the memory size from 256MB up to 2GB.

Integrated 4-in-1 Card Reader.

The integrated 4-in-1 card reader supports

MMC (multi-media card), SD (secure digital), SM (smart media), and MS

(memory stick) cards. Without additional cost of purchasing an external card reader.

Multimedia Center at Home.

Without turning on the system, you can enjoy your favorite music from audio CD, MP3, and Radio/FM tuner with its unparalleled sound system.

Ultimate Graphic System.

The integrated ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700

Video controller with 64MB/128MB DDR SDRAM empowers your Notebook PC to become a multimedia center at home, displaying the vivid and rich-color images.

15.4” Wide Screen. Experience the greatest visual presentation on your

Notebook PC! You can enjoy exterme entertainment with the 15.4” TFT colour LCD screen (WXGA with 1280x800 resolution).

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L610I Series Notebook PC

1.2 Quick Components Guide

This section provides the multi-views of your Notebook PC, and briefly introduces the function of each component.

Top-open View

Press the Cover Latch to open the top cover (see page 1-7 ), and you can find the main operating area of your computer.

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Display Panel: The 15.4-inch WXGA TFT color LCD screen displays the output of the computer.

Quick Launch Buttons and Power Button:

- Power Button : to turn the computer power ON and OFF.

- Quick Launch Buttons : one-touch buttons, allowing you to launch

specific software application easily (see Quick Launch Buttons in

Chapter 2 for more information).

Keyboard: The built-in keyboard provides all the functions of a full-sized 87/88key keyboard (see Using Keyboard in Chapter 2 for more information).

Touchpad: The pointing device of the computer (see Using Touchpad in Chapter

2 for more information).

Stereo Speakers: The next-generation high quality speakers send out the sound and voice from the computer.

LED Panel: a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

f .

g.

h.

a. AC Power c. Battery Charging e. IDE g. Num Lock b. Sleep State d. Wireless Enable/Disable f. Caps Lock h. ScrollLock

7 Cover Latch

This Cover Latch is used to lock the top cover.

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L610I Series Notebook PC

Front View

Knowing the components on the front side of your computer.

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1 2 5

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3

4-in-1 Card Reader

The built-in card reader supports MMC (multi-media card), SD (secure digital),

SM (smart media), and MS (memory stick) cards.

IEEE 1394 Port

The IEEE 1394 port is a high-speed bus that allows you to connect high-end digital devices such as the DV (digital video camera).

Audio Port Connectors

Line Out is a connector for speakers or headphones;

Line In is used for external CD player,

Tape recorder, or other audio devices;

MIC is a connector for microphones.

MIC Line In Line Out

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5

Cover Latch

Slide this button toward the right to open the top cover.

Volume Controller

Turning this controller to decrease/increase the sound volume.

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6 Front Panel Control Buttons: a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

f.

g.

a.

Mode selection to switch CD/MP3, HDD or Radio mode.

b.

Eject/Stop (memory recall button)

HDD - stop; CD/MP3 - eject/stop CD; Radio - radio channel memory recall.

c.

Backward (decrease button)

HDD,CD/MP3 - play backward; Radio - turning up.

d.

Play/Pause button

HDD,CD/MP3 - play audio CD or MP3 files, press to pause when playing.

e.

Forward (increase button)

HDD,CD/MP3 - play forward; Radio - turning down.

f.

Function button

HDD, CD/MP3 - press one time to set play mode to Normal -> Repeat current -> Repeat all -> Random; press 3 seconds to enable/disable SRS;

Radio - Set Memory.

g.

Hi-Fi Power

Switch Hi-Fi mode on/off. Pull left (on) will start the Hi-Fi function without turnning on the PC, and the button will trigger back to the right side

(off) automatically.

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L610I Series Notebook PC

Right-side View

Knowing the components on the right side of your computer.

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2 4

1

2

3

4

HDD Device

The hard disk drive properly fixed upper to the Optical Storage Device.

Optical Storage Device

A slim CD-ROM/ DVD-ROM/ CD-RW/ DVD Combo/ DVD Dual drive is available in the computer, depending on the model you purchased. The optical device allows you to use the CD/DVD disc for installing software, accessing data, and playing music/movie on the computer.

USB Ports

The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect USB-interface peripheral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, modem, external hard disk module, printer, and more. There are three of four USB ports on the right side of your laptop. The fouth one is on the rear side.

Battery Pack

To supply power to your computer when the AC adapter is not connected (see

Introduction to the Power Source in Chapter 4 for more information).

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Left-side View

Knowing the components on the left side of your computer.

1 3

2 4

1

2

3

4

Kensington Lock

This port is used to lock the computer to a location for security (see Caring

Your Notebook PC in Chapter 7 for more information).

Ventilator

The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air circulation.

PC Card Slot

The computer provides a PC card slot to support one Type-II PC card for expansion functions, such as LAN/WLAN card, modem card, memory card, etc.

Ventilator

The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air circulation.

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L610I Series Notebook PC

Rear View

Your Notebook PC provides many I/O ports on the rear panel.

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Battery Unlock Button

If you want to replace a battery, press and slide the button to remove the battery pack.

RJ-45 Connector

The 100/10 Ethernet connector is used to connect a LAN cable for network connection.

RJ-11 Connector

The computer provides a built-in modem that allows you to connect an RJ-11 telephone line through this connector. With the 56K V.90 modem, you can make a dial-up connection.

Parallel Port

The 25-pin D-sub parallel port allows you to connect a parallel device, such as the printer and scanner.

VGA Port: The 15-pin D-sub VGA port allows you to connect an external monitor or other standard VGA-compatible device (such as a projector) for a great view of the computer display.

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S-Video Connector: By using a Super VHS (S-Video) cable, this connector allows you to connect a television (NTSC/PAL system) for a great view of the computer display.

USB Port: The USB 2.0 port allows you to connect USB-interface peripheral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, modem, external hard disk module, printer, and more.

Power Connector: To connect the AC adapter and supply power for the computer.

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L610I Series Notebook PC

Bottom View

Carefully put the computer upside down, and you can find the core components of the computer.

1 3

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2

3

4

5

Battery Pack

To supply power to your computer when the AC adapter is not connected (see

Introduction to the Power Source in Chapter 4 for more information).

Optical Storage Device

A s l i m C D - R O M / D V D - R O M / C D - R W / D V D C o m b o /

DVD Dual drive is available in the computer, depending on the model you purchased. The optical device allows you to use the CD/DVD disc for installing software, accessing data, and playing music/movie on the computer.

CPU Compartment

Inside this compartment is the CPU (central processing unit) and thermal module of the computer.

Mini PCI and Memory Compartment

The built-in wireless LAN card of the computer is installed in this compartment.

This compartment also includes two SO-DIMM slots for expanding the memory size up to 2GB. Please note that the memory installation/replacement must be done by an authorized retailer.

Subwoofer

This built-in subwoofer provides you with much more flexibility in positioning your main loudspeakers for good sound.

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1.3 Preparing to Operate

Connecting the Power

Your Notebook PC is equipped with a high-capacity 12-cell Li-ion battery pack, and it can operate either on the battery’s power or AC power. However, for the first time to use your Notebook PC, it is recommended to connect the AC adapter and use the AC power. When the AC adapter is connected, the battery is charged immediately. Please NOTE that the AC adapter included in the package is correct for your Notebook PC; using other adapter model may damage the computer or other devices on the computer.

Connecting the AC Power

1.

Unpack the package to find the AC adapter and power cord.

2.

Attach the power cord to the connector of the AC adapter ( n ).

3.

Plug the DC end of the adapter to the computer( o ), and the male end of the power cord to the electrical outlet ( p ).

d

Connecting the AC power

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Disconnecting the AC Power

When you disconnect the AC adapter, you should unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet first, and then unplug the connector from the computer. When unplugging the power cord, always hold the connector part of the cord, never pull the cord.

1.

The AC adapter included in the package is correct for your Notebook PC; using other adapter model may damage the computer or other devices on the computer.

2.

When unplugging the power cord, always hold the connector part of the cord ( n ) , never pull the cord ( o ) .

MSI reminds you...

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L610I Series Notebook PC

Turning On/Off the Notebook PC

Now, when the AC adapter is connected, you are ready to use your computer.

Opening the Top Cover

First, open the top cover by sliding the cover button on the front side of the computer, and then lifting the top cover gently. You can tilt the top cover forward/backward to the optimal viewing position.

Turning On the Computer

1.

Make sure that the computer is connected to the AC power.

2.

Press the power button .

Once pressed, the power button will light Green to indicate that the computer is turned on.

3.

When the computer is turned on, it will first perform a series of diagnostic tests that is called Pressing the power button

Power-On Self Test (POST).

Then, the operating system (such as Microsoft Windows XP in this manual) should start, and you can start to work with your Note book

PC!

Power-On Self Test

The POST (Power-On Self Test) is a software controlled diagnostic test tool, which is a set of routines stored in a computer’s ROM (Read-Only Memory) that tests various system components such as the memory, disk drives, and the keyboard to see whether they are properly connected and operating. If problems are found during booting, these routines alert the user by sounding a series of beeps or displaying a message on the screen.

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Turning Off the Computer

In Windows operating system, always use the “Shut Down” command of the system to turn off the computer. This is the normal operating procedure that can prevent the system problems.

1.

Click Start ( ) from the taskbar, and then select the Turn Off

Computer option ( ).

2.

Click Turn Off ( ) to turn off the system.

Turning off the computer

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1.

If you are working on a program, such as Microsoft Word, you should save the data and close the program first, and then turn off the computer. Otherwise, you may lose your data.

2.

Confirm that the Hard Disk In-use LED is OFF before turning off the computer. Also, remember to remove any

CD disk from the drive.

3.

Gently tilt down the top cover when you are closing the cover, and make sure that the cover latches click into place securely.

MSI reminds you...

Basics of Using

Notebook PC

This chapter introduces the operating basics for your

Notebook PC, including the use of keyboard, touchpad, LCD panel, hard disk drive, and optical storage device. It also includes the advanced features such as audio and communication functions.

L610I Series Notebook PC

2.1 Safety and Comfort Tips

If you are a beginner to the Notebook PC, please read the following tips to make yourself safe and comfortable during the operation.

Set Up Your Work Environment

The Notebook PC is a portable platform that allows you to work anywhere.

However, choosing a good workspace is important if you have to work with your Notebook PC for long periods of time.

Your work area should have enough illumination.

Choose the proper desk and chair, and adjust their height to fit your posture when operating.

When sitting on the chair, adjust the chair’s back (if available) to support your back comfortably.

Place your feet flat and naturally on the floor, so that your knees and elbows have the proper position (about 90-degree) when operating.

Put your hands on the desk naturally to support your wrists.

Adjust the angle/position of the LCD panel, so that you can have the optimal view.

Avoid using your Notebook PC in the space where may cause your discomfort (such as on the bed).

The Notebook PC is an electrical device, please treat it with great care to avoid personal injury.

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Keep your hands and feet with optimal comfort.

Sit straight and keep a good posture.

Adjust the angle and position of

LCD panel.

Adjust the desk’s height.

Adjust the chair’s height.

Setting up your work environment

Have a Good Work Habit

Have a good work habit is important if you have to work with your Notebook

PC for long periods of time; otherwise, it may cause discomfort or injury to you.

Please keep the following tips in mind when operating.

Change your posture frequently.

Stretch and exercise you body regularly.

Remember to take breaks after working for a period of time.

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L610I Series Notebook PC

2.2 Knowing the Keyboard

The Notebook PC’s keyboard provides all the functions of a full-sized 87/88key keyboard, and an additional [ Fn ] key for specific functions on the computer.

How to use keyboard can divide into four categories: Typewriter keys, Cursor keys, Numeric keys, and Function keys .

The Keyboard

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Typewriter Keys

The Typewriter Keys

The function of these Typewriter keys is the major function of the keyboard, which is similar to the keys on a typewriter. It also provides several keys for special purposes, such as the [ Ctrl ], [ Alt ], and [ Esc ] keys.

When the lock keys are pressed, the corresponding LEDs will light up to indicate their status:

Num Lock: Press and hold the [ Fn ] key, and then press this key to toggle the Num Lock on and off. When this function is activated, you can use the numeric keys that are embedded in the typewriter keys.

Caps Lock: Press this key to toggle the Caps Lock on and off. When this function is activated, the letters you type are in uppercase always.

Scroll Lock: Press and hold the [ Fn ] key, and then press this key to toggle the Scroll Lock on and off. This function is defined by individual programs.

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Cursor Keys

The keyboard provides four cursor (arrow) keys and [ Home ], [ PgUp ], [ PgDn ], [ End ] keys at the lower right corner, which are used to control the cursor movement.

The Cursor Keys

Move the cursor left for one space.

Move the cursor right for one space.

Move the cursor up for one line.

Move the cursor down for one line.

Move to the previous page.

Move to the next page.

Move to the beginning of the line (or document).

Move to the end of the line (or document).

The Backspace key, [ Ins ] and [ Del ] keys at the upper right corner are use for editing purpose.

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This key is used to switch the typing mode between “insert” and “overtype“ modes.

Press this key to delete one character to the right of the cursor, and move the following text left for one space.

Press this key to delete one character to the left of the cursor, and move the following text left for one space.

Numeric Keys

The keyboard provides a 15-key numeric keypad, which is embedded in the typewriter keys.

When the Num Lock is activated, you can use these numeric keys to enter numbers and calculations.

The Numeric Keys

The numeric keys may lose function in some specific software applications. If so, you may use the typewriter keys to input the numbers, or connect an external numeric keypad.

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Function Keys

Windows Keys

You can find the Windows Logo key ( ) and one Application Logo key ( ) on the keyboard, which are used to perform Windows-specific functions, such as opening the Start menu and launching the shortcut menu. For more information of the two keys, please refer to your Windows manual or online help.

[ Fn ] Key

The keyboard provides a [ Fn ] key ( ) at the lower left corner, which is to be used with another key to perform the alternative function of a key. This combination of keys can be called “hot key” in operating your Notebook PC, which allows you to perform some special functions easily and quickly. The hot keys includes:

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Switch the display output mode between the LCD, external monitor, and Both.

Increase the LCD brightness.

Decrease the LCD brightness.

Decrease the built-in speaker’s volume.

Increase the built-in speaker’s volume.

Disable the computer’s audio function.

Force the computer into suspend mode (depending on the system configuration).

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2.3 Quick Launch Buttons

With these four Quick Launch Buttons, you can easily access the Internet, read your E-mail, or launch your frequently used software application.

Email : to launch the E-mail application (such as Outlook

Express) to receive and send your E-mail.

Internet : to launch the web browser (such as Internet

Explorer) to surf the Internet.

Wireless LAN : to enable or disable the wireless LAN function of your computer.

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2.4 Knowing the Touchpad

The touchpad integrated in your computer is a pointing device that compatible with the standard mouse, allowing you to control the computer by pointing the location of the cursor on the screen and making selection with its two buttons.

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1 2

The Touchpad

1

2

3

Cursor Movement Area

The pressure-sensitive area of the touchpad, allows you to place your finger on it and control the cursor on the screen by moving your finger.

Left Button

Acts as the mouse’s left button.

Right Button

Acts as the mouse’s right button.

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Using the Touchpad

The following table and diagrams provide some tips that you should know when using the touchpad:

Positioning and Moving: Place your finger on the touchpad (usually using the forefinger), and the rectangular pad will act as a miniature duplicate of your display. When you move your fingertip across the pad, the cursor on the screen will move simultaneously in the same direction.

When your finger reaches the edge of the pad, lift your finger and replace it on a proper location of the touchpad.

Point and Click: When you have moved and placed the cursor over an icon, a menu item or a command that you want to execute, simply tap slightly on the touchpad or press the left button to select. This procedure, called as “point and click”, is the basics of operating your Notebook PC.

Unlike the traditional pointing device such as the mouse, the whole touchpad can act as a left button, so that your each tap on the touchpad is equivalent to pressing the left button. Tapping twice more rapidly on the touchpad is to execute a “double-click”.

Drag and Drop: You can move files or objects in your computer by using

“drag-and-drop”. To do so, place the cursor on the desired item and slightly tap twice on the touchpad, and then keep your fingertip in contact with the touchpad on the second tap. Now, you can drag the selected item to the desired location by moving your finger on the touchpad, and then lift your finger from the touchpad to drop the item into place.

Alternately, you can press and hold the left button when you select a item, and then move your finger to the desired location; finally, release the left button to finish the drag-and-drop operation.

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Move the cursor by sliding your fingertip.

Put your wrist on the desk comfortably.

Using the Touchpad

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1.

Do not place heavy/sharp objects on the touchpad; do not scratch the surface of touchpad.

2.

Clean the touchpad with soft dry cloth regularly to prevent the dust and liquids on it.

3.

When using the touchpad, keep your fingers and the touchpad clean and dry for optimal performance. Do not use excessive force when tapping on the touchpad.

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Configuring the Touchpad

You can customize the pointing device to meet your personal needs. For example, if your are a left-hand user, you may want to swap the functions of the two buttons. In addition, you can change the size, shape, moving speed, and other advanced features of the cursor on the screen.

To configure the touchpad, you can use the standard Microsoft or IBM PS/2 driver in your Windows operating system. The Mouse Properties in Control

Panel allows you to change the configuration.

Mouse Properties window

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2.5 Using the Optical Storage

Your computer is equipped with an optical storage device, which is know as the CD/DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD Combo and DVD Dual drive. The actual device installed in your computer depends on the model you purchased.

CD-ROM Drive: allows you to read CD disks, including audio CDs, and

CD-R/RW disks.

DVD-ROM Drive: allows you to read DVD disks and CD disks, including movie DVDs, audio CDs, and CD-R/RW disks.

CD-RW Drive: allows you to create the CD-R/RW disks containing your own contents.

DVD Combo Drive: a cost-effective solution that can work both as a DVD-

ROM drive and a CD-RW drive.

DVD Dual Drive: a dual format recorder, allowing you to record both the

-R/RW and +R/RW formats.

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1.

The optical storage devices are classified as a Class 1

Laser products. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

2.

Do not touch the lens inside the drive.

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Inserting the CD

The following instruction describes the general procedure when operating the optical storage device, including the DVD-ROM drive.

1.

Confirm that the computer is turned on.

2.

Press the Eject Button on the drive’s panel ( ), and the CD tray will slide out partially. Then, gently pull the tray out until fully extended

( ).

3.

Place your CD in the tray with its label facing up. Slightly press the center of the CD to secure it into place ( ).

4.

Push the tray back into the drive.

Inserting the CD

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Removing the CD

1.

Confirm that the computer is turned on.

2.

Press the Eject Button on the drive’s panel, and the CD tray will slide out partially. Then, gently pull the tray out until fully extended.

3.

Hold the CD by its edge with your fingers, and then lift it up from the tray.

4.

Push the tray back into the drive.

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1.

Confirm that the CD is placed correctly and securely in the tray before closing the tray.

2.

Do not leave the CD tray open.

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Releasing the CD Manually

If unfortunately you can not release the CD tray by pressing the Eject Button, you can release it manually:

1.

Confirm that the computer is turned off.

2.

Insert a pointed object (e.g. a straightened clip) into the Emergency

Eject Hole ( ), and the CD tray will slide out partially. Then, gently pull the tray out until fully extended ( ).

3.

Remove the CD, and then push the tray back into the drive.

Releasing the CD Manually

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2.6 The Hard Disk Drive

Your computer is equipped with a 2.5-inch IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) hard disk drive. The hard disk drive is a storage device with much higher speed and larger capacity than other storage devices, such as the floppy disk drive and optical storage devices. Therefore, it is usually used to install the operating system and software applications.

The hard disk drive is a non-removable storage device in your computer.

However, you can upgrade it by replacing a lager capacity hard disk drive. To do so, please refer to Upgrading Your System in Chapter 6.

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1.

To avoid unexpected data loss in your system, please backup your critical files regularly.

2.

Do not turn off the computer when the Hard Disk In-use

LED is on.

3.

Do not remove or install the hard disk drive when the computer is turned on. The replacement of hard disk drive should be done by an authorized retailer or service representative.

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2.7 Using the Video Function

Your Notebook PC provides an outstanding video subsystem, including:

1.

ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 video controller with 128MB SDRAM, and

2.

15.4-inch WXGA TFT color LCD wide-screen.

Powerful Video Controller

The power features of the ATI Mobility video controller include:

64-bit memory bus, with 128MB DDR SDRAM installed.

Integrated dual-channel LVDS interface.

Integrated enhanced TV encoder with 10-bit DAC frequency.

Supports Dual independent displays (LCD/CRT, LCD/TV, TV/CRT).

Motion compensation and iDCT for MPEG2 playback acceleration.

Hardware-based DirectX 9 supported for 3D acceleration.

1.

You are strongly recommended to install the video driver included in the software CD of your computer to take full advantage of the video subsystem.

2.

When using the external CRT monitor as the display output device, the resolution depends on the specification of the connected CRT monitor.

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Configuring the Display Settings

Your Notebook PC has been set to a default resolution and colors when shipping:

Now, you can change the settings to meet your needs through the operating system.

Changing the Resolution and Colors Quality

1.

Click Start from the taskbar, and select Control Panel to open the

Control Panel window.

2.

In the Control Panel, double-click the Display item to open the

Display Properties window.

3.

In the Screen Resolution field, move the slide bar to adjust the screen resolution; in the Color Quality field, select the desired colors setting from the pull-down menu.

Adjust the colors quality.

Adjust the screen resolution.

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Changing the Display Output Device

1.

Click Start from the taskbar, and select Control Panel to open the

Control Panel window.

2.

Double-click the Display item to open the Display Properties window.

3.

Click the Advanced button to bring up the following window that contains more settings.

4.

Under the Displays tab, if you have connected the external display device, such as the CRT monitor or TV, simply select the one you want to use and click OK . (You can also use the hot key [ Fn ]+[ F2 ] on the keyboard to switch the display output device.)

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2.8 Using the Audio Function

Connecting Audio Devices

Your Notebook PC is equipped with a audio subsystem. However, you can also connect the external audio devices for a better audio quality when enjoying your music and movie on the computer. The audio-out jack allows you to connect the speakers and headphones; the microphone jack allows you to connect the external microphone.

Volume Control

Double-click the Volume Control icon on the taskbar, and the Master Volume dialog box will appear as shown below. You can move the slide bar to adjust the volume.

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2.9 Hi-Fi Function

If the Volume Control icon does not appear on the taskbar, click Start and select Control Panel to open the Control Panel window. In the Control Panel window, select the Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices item, and then the Sounds and Audio Devices item to open the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window (as shown below).

Check the Place Volume icon in the taskbar option and click OK . Now, you can see the Volume Control icon on the taskbar.

Check this option

1.

You are strongly recommended to install the audio driver included in the software CD of your computer to take full advantage of the audio subsystem.

2.

When you connect the external speakers or microphone and use them as your audio subsystem, the built-in audio device will be disabled.

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MS-1002 (project name) is a special feature for playback video audio and FM radio. User can playback AV, audio, mp3 from HDD, CD, DVD and listen radio on power on mode, and playback audio,MP3 files from CD-ROM and HDD or listen FM radio on power off mode without turn on system.

Button Definition

You can see this function bar on the PC.

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Hi-Fi Power

Power on/off Hi-Fi mode

Mode Selection

Switch CD/MP3, HDD or Radio Mode (Optional)

Eject/Stop, memory recall button

HDD - Stop, CD/MP3 - Eject/Stop CD, Radio - Radio Channel Memory

Recall

Backward, Decrease Button

HDD, CD/MP3 - Play Backward, Radio - Turning Up

Play/Pause Button

HDD, CD/MP3 - Play Audio CD or MP3 files

Pause status when playing

Forward, increase button

HDD, CD/MP3 - Play Forward, Radio - Turning Down

Function Button

HDD, CD/MP3 - One short press to set play mode as Normal, Reapeat

Current, Repeat All, Random.

Press for 3 seconds to enable/disable SRS.

Radio - Set Memory

Using the Software

Applications

Your Notebook PC provides you with the useful software applications, as well as the required drivers for the system. It also provides a Recovery CD that allows you to resume your operating system easily and quickly.

3.1 Using the Recovery CD

The Recovery CD is a compact disk that records the sources of operating system and important data and can be used to restore the hard disk to its original state. When the operating system of your computer is damaged and can not work properly any more, you can use the Recovery CD to resume the system in its original state.

Resuming the Operating System

To resume the operating system from the Recovery CD:

1.

To resume the operating system from the Recovery CD:

2.

Insert the Recovery CD into the CD/DVD-ROM drive.

3.

Press the [ Del ] key on the keyboard to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the system boots up.

4.

In the BIOS Setup Utility, set the CD/DVD-ROM drive as the first boot device (see Boot Menu in Chapter 5 for more instructions). Then, save the changed setting and exit the BIOS Setup Utility to continue the booting procedure.

5.

Choose to restore the operating system from the Recovery CD when prompted. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedures. The system will reboot automatically when completed.

6.

The system will resume the factory default settings after reboot.

7.

After resuming the operating system, you should reactivate the operating system as like the first time to use the computer (see

Activating Your System later in this chapter).

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3.2 Using the Software CD

The Software CD is a compact disk which provides the necessary drivers and software applications for your Notebook PC.

When do I Need the Software CD?

You want to install the operating system from your Windows

Setup CD, but not from the Recovery CD that included in the package.

You want to install the drivers and software applications manually.

How to Use the Software CD?

Insert the Software CD into your CD/DVD-ROM drive, and the Setup program should start automatically as shown below. Then, click the item you want to install, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Autorun Screen of the Software CD

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The Setup program includes:

- Drivers : provides the required drivers for the system.

- Utility : contains the powerful utilities that can maximizing your experience in operating the computer.

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1.

If your computer is pre-installed with the Windows operating system when purchased, the required drivers should be installed in the system already. If not, you may need to install the drivers manually from the Software CD included in the package.

2.

Please contact your local dealer or visit our website for driver update information.

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3.3 Activating Your System

Before using your computer, you need to activate the Windows XP operating system by the following steps.

1.

Welcome to Microsoft Windows.

After the computer is ready for the pre-use configuration, the screen will show the Welcome to Microsoft Windows message. Click Next to continue.

2.

What time zone are you in?

The computer will ask your time zone to set your computer’s clock. In the Time Zone list, click the time zone you are in. For example, select

(GMT-05:00) Eastern time (US & Canada) if you live in Boston. Mark the check box if you want to automatically adjust clock for day light saving time. Click

Next

.

3.

The End User License Agreement.

The End User License Agreement (EULA) describes your legal rights regarding your use of Windows. Please note that you must accept this agreement to continue to use Windows. Check the Yes, I accept item and click

Next

to proceed to the next step.

4.

What’s your computer’s name?

Choose a name for your PC that will help you identify it on your home network, if you have one. In order for your computer to appear on a network, its name cannot be longer than 15 characters or contain any spaces or characters aside from the numbers 0-9, the letters A-Z and az, and hyphens. You can also give your computer a friendly description which is optional. Click

Next to continue.

5.

How will this computer connect to the Internet?

Choose one of the options to connect this computer to the Internet.

Click

Next

.

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6.

Do you want to set up Internet access now?

You’ve finished setting up Windows and your computer is now ready to use. You can click Yes to set up your computer to connect to the

Internet now, or click

No

to set up later. Click

Next

to continue.

7.

Thank you!

Congratulations, you’re ready to go! Click Finish to exit.

8.

The Windows Login dialog box appears on the screen, click OK to login.

9.

That’s right. You can use your Notebook PC now.

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3.4 Advanced Features

The advanced features provided by your Notebook PC include: BlueBirdd

Playlist Editor, MSI Live Update™ 3, MSI Search Key, Trend Micro PC-cillin

2002, and InterVideo WinDVD 4. This section provides you with the common instructions on using these features; for more information, please refer to their manuals or online help.

SMI BlueBird Playlist Editor

BlueBird Playlist Editor is pre-installed in the system that allows you to edit and schedule your media to play by Hi-Fi Function.

Go to Start Menu to find the program shortcut like figure showing below:

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How to create a playlist by BlueBird

After starting BlueBird, the screen shows like figure below:

Click on Create button and enter a name you want in the column of Playlist

Name to create a new playlist. Database File Drive is default to C:/, this is the only recognizable path for Hi-Fi Function.

After creating new playlist, you can add media by clicking Add Audio button.

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MSI Live Update™ 3

MSI Live Update™ 3 is a useful utility for you to enhance the performance of your Notebook PC. With its auto-search and scheduling function, Live Update 3 saves you the efforts and time of surfing through websites to find the desired BIOS or drivers. With MSI Live Update 3, on-line upgrading of BIOS and drivers can be a piece of cake!

Moreover, MSI Live Update 3 supports multilingual interface. It will detect the language of your operation system while installing this program. Users will find out that once MSI Live Update 3 is successfully installed, the language of its interface will be the same as your operating system.

Using MSI Live Update 3

Double-click the MSI Live Update 3 icon ( ) on Windows desktop. The setup screen should appear as shown below, containing three main items on the left column of the page: Live BIOS™ , Live Driver™ , and Live Utility™ .

Select the desired function by clicking the item to start upgrading online.

Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

Main Window of Live Update 3

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Updating BIOS

To update the BIOS through Live Update 3:

1. Click the Live BIOS item in the main window.

2. In the following page, click Yes to start updating or No to return to the main window with nothing changed.

3. If you choose , it will check and list the information and BIOS version of your system.

4. Click the MSI Live Update Series Server button.

5. It will connect to MSI’s database automatically to search the supported

BIOS, and then shows the results in the page.

6. If it has found one (or more) supported BIOS for your system, click the InstallShield Wizard button on the right side of the table to download and update the desired BIOS automatically.

7. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

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1.

It is recommended to close all programs before updating new BIOS.

2.

Your computer should have connection to the Internet before using the utility to update.

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Updating Driver

To update the drivers through Live Update 3:

1. Click the Live Driver item in the main window.

2. It will check and list the system information of your computer.

3. Click the MSI Live Update Series Server button.

4. It will connect to MSI’s database automatically to compare the version of driver in the database. It may take several minutes to detect the required drivers. Please wait for proceeding detection.

5. If it has found one (or more) supported drivers for your systemclick the

InstallShield Wizard button on the right side of the table to download and update the desired drivers automatically.

6. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

Updating Utility

Live Utility is a tool that helps users to get the correct system information, and generates a list containing various compatible links of MSI’s software applications in accordance with the detected system information.

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Trend Micro™ PC-cillin™ 2002

Trend Micro™ PC-cillin™ is a powerful anti-virus application that pre-installed in your system, which will be launched automatically as the operating system starting up.

Registering Your PC-cillin 2002

For the first time to use, it is recommended to take a few minutes to register your software online and receive the benefits. Trend Micro provides technical support, virus pattern downloads, and program updates for one year to all registered users. In addition, you can access to technical support, and information regarding future updates and the latest virus threats.

To register your software:

1.

After activating the operating system and logging the system, it will show a message asking you to register the software. Click

Register

Now

.

2.

The serial number is ready for your software. Click

Register Now

in Step 2 to launch the web browser, leading you to the Register

Web page.

3.

Follow the online instructions to complete registration. Then, you should receive a License Key from Trend Micro. Enter the License Key in the box under Step 3, and then click

Finish

.

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Using PC-cillin 2002

When you turn on the computer and login the system, the Real-time Monitor function of PC-cillin 2002 is automatically launched and shows an icon ( ) on the taskbar. Double-click the icon to open the main window of PC-cillin 2002.

You can choose Scan All Drives to start scanning your system immediately.

Click the Settings button to open the PC-cillin Settings window, which allows you to customize lots of features to protect your computer.

Select the features to protect your computer.

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InterVideo Theater

it is a powerful tool to make your PC more useful! You can watch TV, VCD, DVD, listen to music and radio, view and edit pictures and video clips and you can even have fun with playing Karaoke on your PC.

Let’s go to the main page first, showing like figure below:

TV Function

If TV Card is already installed, the TV function will activate when you click the

TV button. You can watch TV and even record TV program by this function.

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Music Function

This function let you arrange your favorite music easily. You can go directly to the location where you put your music collection and view all the music database by using View Library function. When you listen to music, you can open

View Playlists to check which song is playing. Just one click you will see how easily to play music with Music Function.

Pictures Function

An easy way to neat your pictures. There are eight functions: View - Thumbnail,

Sort By Name, Sort By Date, Delete, Settings, Print Picture, My Pictures and

Rename.

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Video Clips Function

Edit your motion films and group them in easy-found way. You can view collections by tumbnails to find what you need.

DVD/VCD Function

It is a powerful play tool for DVD and VCD playing. You can easily choose language by single button without confused options.

Radio Function (Optional)

You can add station you want. It will show Station Name which you can create by yourself and Frequcy.

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Karaoke Function

It will be one of your favorite function. You don’t have to buy another Karaoke machine. Karaoke Function on you PC makes you have fun at home with your friends and family.

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Basics of Using

Notebook PC

This chapter introduces the operating basics for your

Notebook PC, including the use of keyboard, touchpad, LCD panel, hard disk drive, and optical storage device. It also includes the advanced features such as audio and communication functions.

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4.1 Introduction to the Power Source

Your Notebook PC provides a universal AC adapter and a high-performance

Li-ion battery in the package, and it can operate either on the battery’s power or

AC power.

The AC Adapter

The AC adapter included in your Notebook PC is a universal AC adapter that can operate on any voltage ranging from 100 ~ 240V AC. This allows you to use your computer at any place when traveling. The AC adapter is used as a converter that transfers the alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), to supply power to your computer. Also, it can charge the battery pack when connected.

The AC adapter consists of two parts: the adapter ( ) and the power cord ( ).

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The AC Adapter

1.

The AC adapter included in the package is correct for your Notebook PC; using other adapter model may damage the computer or other devices on the computer.

2.

When unplugging the power cord, always hold the connector part of the cord, never pull the cord.

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The Battery Pack

The rechargeable Li-ion battery pack is an internal power source of the computer.

A fully charged battery pack can supply power to the computer up to 2.5 hours, depending on the actual use of your computer.

Charging the Battery

The battery pack can be charged while it is installed in the Notebook PC.

Connect the AC adapter to the computer, and it starts to charge the battery automatically. Please charge your battery in a normal temperature environment, ranging from 0 O C (32 O F) to 50 O C (122 O F). If the temperature is higher than 60 O C

(140 O F), it will stop charging to protect the battery pack. After the temperature is down to 50 O C (122 O F), it resumes charging automatically.

Alternately, you can check the charging status through the Power Meter in

Windows. The Power Meter icon is displayed on the taskbar as or , depending on the current power source. Double-click the icon to bring up the

Power Meter window, which contains the related information for your reference.

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If the Power Meter icon does not appear on the taskbar, you can configure the setting through Start menu.

1.

Click Start and select Control Panel to open the Control Panel window. Then, click the Performance and Maintenance item.

3.

In the Performance and Maintenance window, click the Power

Options item to open the Power Option Properties window.

4.

Under the Advanced tab, check the Always show icon on the taskbar option and click OK .

Check this option

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1.

The charging time depends on the system mode.

When the computer is turned on, it will take a longer time (3~4 hours) to have the battery fully charged.

2.

The Power Meter only provides an estimated value of the battery power. The operating time allowed depends on the actual use of your computer.

3.

For more instructions on using and caring the battery pack, please refer to Taking Care of Your Computer in

Chapter 7.

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Changing the Battery Pack

You can purchase an additional battery pack from your local dealer, so that you can use it as a spare when traveling.

To remove the battery pack:

1.

Confirm that the computer is turned off.

2.

Locate the Battery Unlock Button on the rear side of the computer.

3.

Push the Unlock Button upwards ( ).

4.

Slide the battery cover outwards ( ).

5.

Pull out the battery pack from the compartment ( ).

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Replacing the battery pack

1.

Insert the battery pack into the compartment.

2.

Slide the battery cover into place and then push downwards to secure the battery pack.

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1.

Do not try to disassemble the battery pack.

2.

Please follow your local laws and regulations to dump your used battery pack.

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4.2 Managing the Power

The Windows XP operating system supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), which allows you to manage the computer power easily and efficiently. With the ACPI function, the power can be distributed to different components individually according to their ne eds. This is helpful to provide you with the maximum battery usage or optimal system performance.

Power Options

In order to maintain sufficient power for optimal system operation, please set up the most appropriate configuration for your computer. The following instructions describe the Power Options setup procedures:

1.

Click Start from the taskbar, and then select Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.

2.

Click Performance and Maintenance .

3.

In Performance and Maintenance window, click the Power Options item to open the Power Option Properties window.

4.

Under the Power Schemes tab, you can set up the most appropriate configuration for your computer.

Select one Power Scheme that is best fit to your computer

(see the table in page 4-11 for more instructions).

Set up the related settings in these field.

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5.

Under the Alarms tab, you can activate the battery alarm function by checking the options in Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm fields. Once activated, adjust the slide bar to set up the low or critical power level (the default setting is 10%).

Check this option

Check this option

Click Alarm Action within the fields to set up the actions when the power has reached the preset low or critical level.

Set up the actions:

Stand by, Hibernate, or Shut down.

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6.

Under the Advanced tab, you can set up the actions when pressing the power button, sleep button, and closing the LCD panel.

Set up the Power buttons’ function:

Stand by, Hibernate, or Shut down.

1.

Pressing [ Fn ]+[ F12 ] allows your computer to enter suspend mode immediately.

2.

When you are alarmed for the low battery power, please save your data as soon as possible. Also, if available, connect the AC adapter before you continue operating.

3.

Do not use the card reader or other storage devices when the battery power is low. The access time may be longer than the time you can operate. Otherwise, you may lose your critical data or files.

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7.

Under the Hibernate tab, you can activate Hibernation function by checking the Enable hibernation option.

Check this option

Hibernation is a very useful function of the Windows operating system. When you activate this function, the current and programs are saved to the hard disk drive. Therefore, you do not need to close the current applications when you are going to exit the operating system temporarily. The next time you press the

Power button, you can resume the previous status when you left off.

To enter the Hibernation mode, click Start and select Turn off Computer .

Press and hold the [ Shift ] key ( n ) , so that the Stand By option changes to

Hibernate . Click Hibernate ( o ) to enter the Hibernation mode.

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Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology

You Notebook PC is equipped with an Intel Mobile Processors with Intel

SpeedStep technology, which allows you to customize high performance computing on your computer. When the computer is connected to the AC adapter, it can run the most complex business and Internet applications with maximum speed of processor. When the computer is powered by a battery, the processor drops to a lower frequency (such as degrading to 600MHz by changing the bus ratios and voltage), conserving battery life while maintaining a high level of performance. Manual override allows you to boost the frequency back to the high frequency when on battery, so that you can customize the system performance to meet your needs.

Using Intel SpeedStep Technology

Since Windows XP has the Intel SpeedStep technology driver built into the system, the processor performance is controlled under the Power Scheme setting in the standard power options (see page 4-7). No additional program or interface is employed to set the policy. The following table describes the policy used in

Windows XP.

Power Scheme

Home/Office Desk

Portable/Laptop

Presentation

Always On

Minimal Power Management

Max Battery

AC Power

None

Adaptive

Adaptive

None

Adaptive

Adaptive

Battery Power

Adaptive

Adaptive

Degrade

None

Adaptive

Degrade

Adaptive: Performance state chosen based on CPU demand.

Degrade: Starts at lowest performance state, then uses linear performance reduction

(stop clock throttling) as battery discharges.

None: Always runs at highest performance state.

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BIOS Setup

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a program for setting up the configuration of the computer. To take full advantage of your computer and connected peripheral devices, you should configure the system through BIOS Setup. This chapter provides the information of BIOS Setup Utility, and guides you to configure the system for optimal use.

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5.1 Using BIOS Setup Utility

When to Use BIOS Setup?

You may need to run the BIOS Setup when:

An error message appears on the screen during the system booting up, and requests you to run SETUP.

You want to change the default settings for customized features.

You want to reload the default BIOS settings.

How to Run BIOS Setup?

To run the BIOS Setup Utility, turn on the computer and press the [ Del ] key during the POST procedure.

If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter

Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On, or simultaneously pressing

[ Ctrl ]+[ Alt ]+[ Delete ] keys to restart.

The screen snaps and setting options in this chapter are for your references only. The actual setting screens and options on your computer may be different because of BIOS update.

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Control Keys

You can use only the keyboard to control the cursor in the BIOS Setup Utility.

Move the cursor left to select one menu title.

Move the cursor right to select one menu title.

Move the cursor up to select one item under the menu title.

Move the cursor down to select one item under the menu title.

+ Increase the setting value or make changes.

Decrease the setting value or make changes.

1) Open the selected item to change setting options.

2) Bring up a sub-menu when available.

In some items, press this key to change setting fields.

Bring up help screen providing the information of control keys.

1) Exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

2) Return to the previous screen when in a sub-menu.

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5.2 Main Menu

Once you enter the BIOS Setup Utility, the Main menu will appear on the screen. The Main menu displays the system information, including the basic configuration.

System Overview

Use this menu for basic information of BIOS version and Processor and system configurations, such as time, date etc.

Advanced Settings

Use this menu to set the items of CPU, IDE, SuperIO and USB special enhanced configuration.

Boot Settings

Use this menu to set the Boot functions, including Quick Boot, Quiet Boot,

PXE support and 1st Boot Device & 2nd Boot Device secquences.

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Power Management Setup

Use this menu to specify your settings for power management, including functions of Wake on LAN, Wake on MDC and RTC Resume.

Security Settings

Use this menu to set security password and change the status of using pasword.

Exit Menu

Use this menu to choose whether saving your changes or not.

Available settings for “ 1st/2nd Boot Device ” vary depending on the bootable devices you have installed. For example, if you did not install a floppy drive, the setting “Floppy” does not show up.

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5.3 System Overview

AMIBIOS

This menu first shows AMIBIOS information including Version, Build Date,

VGA version and EC version.

Processor

The second filed shows Processor Type and Speed.

System Memory

The third field shows information of System Memory Size.

System Time

The status is [hour:minute:second]. Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field and use Shift plus [+] to increase values and single [-] to decrease values.

Hour The value is set from 00 to 23 in 24hr format.

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Minute The value is set from 00 to 59. It won’t make any change to the value of hour by increasing or decreasing value of minute.

Second The value is set from 00 to 59. It won’t make any change to the value of hour and minute by increasing or decreasing value of second.

System Date

This allows you to set the system date you want (usually the current date). The status is <day><month> <date> <year>. Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field and use Shift plus [+] to increase values and single [-] to decrease values.

Month The month from Jan. through Dec. You can press Shift and “+” to increase the number or key number directly in the field.

Date The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.

Year The year can be adjusted by users.

Day Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, the data shows according to what the date you set, automatically caculated by BIOS. Read-only.

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5.4 Advanced Settings

The Advanced menu contains CPU Configuration, IDE Configuration , SuperIO

Configuration and USB Configuration. First it shows the warning message about malfunction may cause because of your error settings. Therefore, you must be careful before changing any default value.

CPU Configuration

To set options for CPU. Once you enter this field, you will see information about CPU manufacture and specification. Two Functions can be set by users.

ACPI APIC support

Include ACPI APIC table pointer to RSDT pointer list. Press enter on this option to enable or disable the function. The default is [Enabled].

Hyper Threading Function

Enter this option to enable or disable this function. The default is [Disabled].

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IDE Configuration

Once you press [Enter], it will show the screen below:

Primary IDE Master

It shows information of Primary IDE Master including Device, Vendor, Size,

LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA and S.M.A.R.T.

Primary IDE Slave

It shows information of Primary IDE Master including Device, Vendor, Size,

LBA Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA and Ultra DMA.

Hard Disk Write Protect

Disable/Enable device write protection. This will be effective only if device is accessed through BIOS.

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SuperIO Configuration

Once you press [Enter], it will show the screen below:

OnBoard FIR Port

Allows BIOS to Disable or select FIR Port. There are three options available:

[Disabled], [7F8H] and [7E8H]. Default setting is [7F8H].

FIR Port IRQ

Allows BIOS to select FIR Port IRQ. There are two options available: [IRQ3] and [IRQ4]. Default setting is [IRQ4].

FIR Port DMA

Allows BIOS to select FIR Port DMA. There are three options available: [DMA0],

[DMA1] and [DMA3]. Default setting is [DMA1].

Parallel Port Address

Allows BIOS to Disable or select Parall Port Base Addresses. There are three options available: [Disabled], [378] and [3BC]. Default setting is [378].

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Parallel Port Mode

Allows BIOS to select Parall Port Base Addresses. There are four options available: [Normal], [Bi-Directional], [EPP] and [ECP]. Default setting is [Normal].

Parallel Port IRQ

Allows BIOS to select Parall Port IRQ. There are two options available: [IRQ5] and [IRQ7]. Default setting is [IRQ7].

USB Configuration

Once you press [Enter], it will show the screen below:

USB Devices Enabled

It shows enabled USB Devices if there is at least one enabled. If there is no USB

Devices enabled, it will show status by None.

Legacy USB Support

It enables support for legacy USB. There are three options available: [Disabled],

[Enabled] and [Auto]. [Auto] disables legacy support if no USB devices are connected.

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5.5 Boot Settings

Boot Settings

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

Quick Boot

It allows BIOS to skip certain tests while booting. It will save time to boot the system. There are two options available: [Disabled] and [Enabled]. Default setting is [Enabled].

Quiet Boot

There are two options available: [Disabled] and [Enabled]. [Disabled] displays normal POST messages. [Enabled] displays OEM Logo Instead of POST messages. Default setting is [Enabled].

PXE support

Select [Enabled] to activate PXE support. Default setting is [Disabled].

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1st Boot Device

It specifies the boot sequence from the available devices. There are three options available: [PS-QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW242B], [PM-TOSHIBA MK40255GAS] and

[Disabled]. Default setting is [PM-TOSHIBA MK40255GAS].

2nd Boot Device

It specifies the boot sequence from the available devices. There are three options available: [PS-QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW242B], [PM-TOSHIBA MK40255GAS] and

[Disabled]. Default setting is [PS-QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW242B].

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5.6 Power Settings

Power Settings

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

Wake on LAN

Wake on Broadcom LAN. There are two options: [Disabled] and [Enabled].

Default setting is [Enabled].

Wake on MDC

There are two options: [Disabled] and [Enabled]. Default setting is [Enabled].

RTC Resume

It will Enable/Disable RTC wake from sleep states. Default setting is [Disabled].

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5.7 Security Settings

Security Settings

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

It first shows the status of Password Installation. It will show “Not Installed” if there is no password installed.

Change Supervisor Password

To install or change Supervisor Password by enter new passord.

Change User Password

To install or change User Password by enter new passord.

Clear User Password

It is a quick way to clear supervisor and user password by two options:

[Ok]/[Cancel].

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5.8 Exit Options

Exit Options

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

Save Changes and Exit

Exit system with saving the changes.

Discard Changes and Exit

Exit system setup without saving any change. Press Enter or ESC can set up this option.

Discard Changes

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Expanding and

Upgrading

You can expand the capabilities of your Notebook PC and upgrade your system for your necessary. This chapter introduces the installation of optional devices/components for your Notebook PC.

6.1 Connecting the External Devices

The I/O (input/output) ports on the rear panel of the computer allow you to connect peripheral devices. For the information of these I/O ports, please refer to Quick Components Guide in Chapter 1.

Connecting the Peripheral Devices

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Connecting the Peripheral Devices

1 Connecting the Printer

If your printer has a parallel interface, you can then use the 25-pin D-sub parallel port on the computer to connect the printer. The following instruction describes the general procedure to connect a printer:

1.

Turn off the computer.

2.

Connect one end of the printer cable to the computer’s parallel port, and the other end to the printer.

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3.

Connect the power cord and turn on the printer.

4.

Turn on the computer, and the system will detect a new device.

Install the required driver.

For further instructions, please refer to your printer’s manual.

2 Connecting the External Monitor

You can connect an external monitor to your computer through the VGA port for a larger view with higher resolution. To connect the monitor:

1.

Confirm that the computer is turned off.

2.

Plug the monitor’s D-type connector into the computer’s VGA port.

3.

Connect the monitor’s power cord, and then turn on the monitor.

4.

Turn on the computer, and the monitor should respond by default. If not, you can switch the display mode by pressing [ Fn ]+[ F2 ].

Alternately, you can change the display mode by configuring the settings in Display Properties of Windows operating system.

3 Connecting the TV

The S-Video connector of your computer allows you to use a TV to display the computer images for your specific purpose, such as enjoying your DVD movies.

To connect a TV, you will need the S-Video cable (not included). Then, you can configure the display settings as described in the section Using the Video

Function of Chapter 2.

4 Connecting the USB Devices

The USB 2.0 ports of your computer allow you to connect many peripheral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, speakers, modem, external hard disk module, printer, and more. The USB-standard interface supports “ plug-andplay ” technology, so that you can connect and remove the USB devices without turning off the computer.

To connect the USB device, simply connect the cable of the device to the USB port of your computer.

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Connecting the Communication Devices

Using the LAN

The RJ-45 connector of the computer allows you to connect the LAN (local area network) devices, such as a hub, switch, and gateway, to build a network connection. This built-in 10/100 Base-T LAN module supports data transfer rate up to 100Mbps.

The following diagram describes the basic connection in a network environment.

For more instructions or detailed steps on connecting to the LAN, please ask your MIS staff or network manager for help.

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Connecting the LAN Devices

You are strongly recommended to install the LAN driver included in the software CD of your computer to take full advantage of the

LAN feature.

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Using the Modem

The built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem allows you to use a telephone line to communicate with others, or to dial-up to connect the Internet.

The following diagram provides the basic connection of modem. For more instructions or detailed steps on dialing-up through the modem, please ask your MIS staff or Internet service provider (ISP) for help.

Connecting the Modem

1.

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.

2.

You are strongly recommended to install the modem driver included in the software CD of your computer to take full advantage of the modem feature.

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Installing the PC Card

The PC card slot of your computer allows you to install comprehensive Type-

II PC cards that support various functions for your necessary, including the

LAN/WLAN card, modem card, and memory card.

The following instruction provides you with a basic installation for the PC card, including how to install and remove it. For more information, please refer to the manual of your PC card.

Installing the PC card

1.

Locate the PC card slot on your notebook computer. If there is the dummy card in the slot, remove it first.

2.

Insert the PC card into the slot (usually with its label facing up) and push it until it is firmly seated.

PC card slot

Installing the PC card

Removing the PC card

1.

Press the Eject Button to make it stretch out.

2.

Push the Eject Button ( ) and the PC card will slide out slightly.

Eject button

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Removing the PC card

1.

Do not hold the “golden finger” when installing the PC card; otherwise, it may cause interference or damage to the PC card.

2.

Before removing the PC card, you should stop the device in Windows operating system.

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6.2 Safely Remove Hardware

If you connect any peripheral device to your system, the Safely Remove

Hardware icon ( ) will appear on the taskbar. Double-click the icon to bring up the Safely Remove Hardware dialog box. You can see all connected peripheral devices here. If you want to remove any of the devices, move the cursor to the device and then click Stop .

Select

The following dialog box is to confirm the device to be removed. Click OK to continue.

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You have successfully removed the device. Click Close to exit.

6.3 Upgrading your System

You can upgrade your Notebook PC through the following ways:

1) adding memory to a maximum of 2GB.

2) replacing the hard disk drive.

3) replacing the CPU.

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Caring Your

Notebook PC

To ensure a trouble-free operation and reduce the risk when working, you should take good care of your computer. This chapter provides the basic guidelines to protect your computer and critical data.

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7.1 Protecting Your Notebook PC

We understand that the Notebook PC is a valuable investment and how important the data stored in your system meant to you. Therefore, we provide the following suggestions to protect your system.

Locking Your Computer

When you use the computer in the public area, you can secure your computer on the immovable object (such as a desk) by connecting a Kensingtoncompatible lock.

1.

Loop the cable around the immovable object.

2.

Plug the lock into the Kensington Lock hole of the computer, and lock it up with the key.

3.

Keep the key in a safe and personal location.

Locking Your Computer

The Kensington lock is not included in your package; however, it is available in the computer store. It can protect your computer from being stolen.

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Setting Up Password

Power-on Password

You can protect your computer from unauthorized use by setting up a boot password. Once the boot password is set, it will bring up a dialog box requesting for the password whenever the computer is turned on.

The boot password is stored in the

BIOS. To set up the password, please refer to the instruction in Chapter 5.

Operating System Password

In addition to the boot password, you can also set up the password in the operating system, such as the login password and screen saver password.

Once the login password is set, it will ask you to enter the user name and password when logging in Windows.

For more information on setting the system password, please refer to the manual or online help of your operating system.

1.

2.

Remember the passwords once they are set. If, unfortunately, you forgot the passwords, please contact your local dealer for assistance.

You are recommended to set up the password; it can protect your computer from being used by unauthorized users.

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Using the Anti-Virus Protection

About Computer Virus

In one word, the computer virus is a program that replicates; therefore, it will need to attach itself to other program files, such as .exe

, .com

, .dll

files. The virus start to wreak havoc within the computer whenever these executable programs execute. The destructive portion of a virus can range from overwriting critical information stored on your hard disk’s partition table to scrambling the numbers in your spreadsheets to just taunting you with sounds, pictures, or obnoxious effects.

PC-cillin 2002

To protect your computer from being attacked by the computer virus, the

Trend Micro™ PC-cillin™ anti-virus application is pre-installed in your system.

It provides comprehensive and easy to use protection from viruses, hackers, and other Internet-based threats. With its friendly interface, you can quickly become familiar with all the powerful features of the software.

PC-cillin 2002 includes a Personal Firewall, Site filter, Internet mail scanning, and more for all your secure computing needs. For further instructions on using PC-cillin 2002, please refer to Advanced Features in Chapter 3.

To know more about the computer virus and PC-cillin application, please refer to the document or online help of the software.

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7.2 Tips for Traveling

With your Notebook PC, you can use the computer with more versatility, and in more situations than ever before. Empowered by its light weight design and optimized battery life, you can bring it to presentation and meetings whenever and wherever you want.

To better help our frequent-flying users work with their Notebook PCs, we have put up some tips for them to take care of the units.

Bring the fully charged Notebook PC to meetings for long-time use. If the meeting time is longer than 4 hours, you are recommended to prepare a second battery pack or an AC adapter.

Store your Notebook PC in a cool and dry place if you can not bring it with you. Long-time exposure to temperature and humidity fluctuation may cause malfunction of the system.

Carry your Notebook PC as a carry-on luggage. The airport X-ray detector is OK but the handheld metal detector is not acceptable.

Use power cord and connector that are appropriate for the country to which you are traveling.

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7.3 Taking Care of Your Computer

The guidelines provided in this section are the basics to take good care of your computer.

Placing and Operating Your Computer

The guidelines provided in this section are the basics to take good care of your computer.

Use the computer in a proper environment where the temperature is between 10 O C (50 O F) and 35 O C (95 O F) and the humidity not higher than

80%.

Place the computer on a flat, solid and steady surface of objects.

DO NOT block the ventilator when operating the computer.

DO NOT move the computer vigorously when the power is turned on.

DO NOT place any heavy object on the computer.

DO NOT scratch the LCD panel by using any sharp object, such as your finger and the pencil.

Keep the computer away from the electrical appliances, such as the TV, to avoid the interference.

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Cleaning Your Computer

TURN OFF the computer when you have to clean it.

Clean your computer by using a soft, dry cloth ONLY; do not use the alkaline detergent to wipe the exterior of the computer.

Do not clean the LCD panel by using the alcohol or detergent. Only use the soft, lint-free cloth to wipe the LCD panel gently.

Dirt, dust and grease will cause the keyboard and touchpad malfunction, you can clean them by using an air compressor or the brush.

Using the Battery Pack

Battery Safety Tips

Replacing or handling the battery incorrectly may present a risk of fire or explosion, which could cause serious injury.

Only replace the main battery pack with the same or equivalent type of battery.

Do not disassemble, short-circuit, or incinerate batteries or expose them to temperatures above +60 O C (+140 O F).

Do not temper with batteries. Keep them away from children.

Do not use rusty or damaged batteries.

Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Check with your local solid waste officials for details about recycling options or for proper disposal in your area.

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Conserving Battery Power

Efficient battery power is critical to maintain a normal operation of the system. If the battery power is not managed well, your saved data and customized settings may be lost.

Follow these tips to help optimize battery life and avoid a sudden power loss.

Suspend system operation if the system will be idle for a while or shorten the Suspend Timer’s time period.

Power off the system if you won’t be using it for a period of time.

Disable unneeded settings or remove idle peripherals to conserve power.

Connect an AC adapter to the system whenever possible.

Charging the Battery Pack

The battery pack can be charged while it is installed in the Notebook PC. Please

NOTE that the following with respect to charging or changing the battery pack:

If a charged battery pack is not available, save your work and close all running programs, then shut down the system or Save-to-Disk.

Plug in an external AC/DC power source.

You can use the system, suspend system operation, or shut down and turn off the system without interrupting the charging process.

The battery pack uses Lithium ion battery cells that have no “memory effect.” You do not need to discharge the battery pack before you begin charging. However, to optimized the life of your battery pack, we suggest that once a month the power is consumed entirely.

If you do not use the Notebook PC for a long time, it is suggested to remove the battery pack from your computer. This may be helpful to extend your battery life.

The actual charging time will be determined by the applications in use.

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