User`s Guide
User’s Guide
Learn how to use
your Fujitsu LifeBook
P8020 notebook
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WARNING
HANDLING THE CORD ON THIS PRODUCT WILL EXPOSE YOU TO LEAD, A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
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B5FJ-9921-01ENZ0-00
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to FCC Part 15
Responsible Party Name:
Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Address:
1250 E. Arques Avenue, M/S 122
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Telephone:
(408) 746-6000
Declares that product:
Base Model Configuration:
LifeBook P8020 notebook
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operations are 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL Listed I.T.E. Class II Adapters with an output rating of 16 VDC, with a
current of 3.75 A, 60 W.
+
AC adapter output polarity:
When using your notebook equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
injury to persons, including the following:
•
Do not use this product near water for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
•
•
•
Avoid using a modem during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
•
•
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
Do not use a modem to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with
local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
For TV tuner use: To protect from overvoltages and transients on the Cable Distribution System, make sure that the outer shield of
the coaxial cable is connected to earth (grounded) at the building premise as close to the point of cable entrance as practicable, as
required per NEC Article 820.93, ANSI/NFPA 70: 2005. If you have questions about your CATV installation, contact your service
provider.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Authorized Repair Technicians Only
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF LITHIUM (CLOCK) BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY
WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISPOSE OF USED
BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTION.
FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME TYPE AND
RATING FUSE.
Recycling your battery
Over time, the batteries that run your mobile computer will begin to hold a charge for a shorter amount of time; this is a natural
occurrence for all batteries. When this occurs, you may want to replace the battery with a fresh one*. If you replace it, it is important
that you dispose of the old battery properly because batteries contain materials that could cause environmental damage if disposed of
improperly.
Fujitsu is very concerned with environmental protection, and has enlisted the services of the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation (RBRC)**, a non-profit public service organization dedicated to protecting our environment
by recycling old batteries at no cost to you.
RBRC has drop-off points at tens of thousands of locations throughout the United States and Canada. To find the
location nearest you, go to www.RBRC.org or call 1-800-822-8837.
If there are no convenient RBRC locations near you, you can also go to the EIA Consumer Education Initiative website
(http://EIAE.org/) and search for a convenient disposal location.
Remember – protecting the environment is a cooperative effort, and you should make every effort to protect it for current and future
generations.
* To order a new battery for your Fujitsu mobile computer, go to the Fujitsu shopping site at www.shopfujitsu.com in the US or
www.fujitsu.ca/products/notebooks in Canada.
** RBRC is an independent third party to which Fujitsu provides funding for battery recycling; RBRC is in no way affiliated with
Fujitsu.
Contents
Preface
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Conventions Used in the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fujitsu Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Locating the Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Front and Display Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-Side Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back Panel Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Status Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Hard Disk/Optical Drive Access Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Charging Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NumLk Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CapsLock Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ScrLk Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
28
28
30
30
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Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Touchpad Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Touchpad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Navigating Using Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Touchpad Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Launching Applications with the LifeBook Application Panel . . . . . . . . . 41
Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button . . . . . . . . . . 43
Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Connecting the Power Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Opening the Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Starting Your LifeBook Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Hard Disk Drive Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Booting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Starting Windows Vista the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Starting Windows XP the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Installing ClickMe! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Power Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Power/Suspend/Resume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Windows Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Restarting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Powering Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
ENERGY STAR® Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Chapter 3
User-Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Recharging the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Memory Upgrade Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Accessing the Memory Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Removing a Memory Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Installing a Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Checking the Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Media Player Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Loading Media on Your Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Removing Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Using the Optical Drive Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Using the Optical Drive on Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Auto Insert Notification Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Emergency Tray Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Secure Digital/Secure Digital High Capacity Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Inserting SD/SDHC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Removing an SD/SDHC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Installing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Removing PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Modem (RJ-11) Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Docking Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Universal Serial Bus Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
IEEE 1394 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Microphone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
External Video Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Port Replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Port Replicator Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Attaching Port Replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Detaching Port Replicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Identifying the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Specific Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Power On Self Test Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Drivers and Applications Restore Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Recovery and Utility disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Automatically Downloading Driver Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
Caring for your LifeBook Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Cleaning your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Storing your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Traveling with your LifeBook notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Media Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Configuration Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Microprocessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Chipset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Mass Storage Device Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Device Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Popular Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Included Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Learning About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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Glossary/Regulatory
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide
Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Characteristics of the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Wireless Network Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Deactivating the WLAN Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Activating the WLAN Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Configuring the Wireless LAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Configuring the WLAN Using Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Connection to the network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Troubleshooting the WLAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
WLAN Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Using the Bluetooth Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
What is Bluetooth? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Where to Find Information About Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device
Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Installing OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
User Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Using OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Configuring OmniPass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
OmniPass Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
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Preface
About This Guide
The LifeBook® P8020 Series notebook from Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation is a small yet
powerful convertible computer. It is powered by an Intel® Core 2™ Duo Ultra Low Voltage processor and
an integrated Intel GS45 graphics controller. The notebook has a built-in 12.1” Crystal View wide XGA
color display.
This manual explains how to operate your LifeBook P8020 Series notebook’s hardware and built-in
system software. Your notebook comes with Windows XP Professional Edition or Windows Vista™
Business pre-installed.
Conventions Used in the Guide
Keyboard and on-screen keys appear in brackets. Example: [Fn], [F1], [ESC], [ENTER] and [CTRL].
Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text.
For example: (“See Installation Procedure on page 43”.) Note that all cross-references are linked to the
referenced items, so by clicking the link, you will automatically go to the referenced item or page.
On-screen menu items appear in bold. Example: “Click Fujitsu Menu, and select your choice”.
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THE INFORMATION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF
THE SUBJECT MATERIAL.
THE CAUTION ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR
COMPUTER, OR TO THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR FILES. PLEASE READ ALL CAUTION INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
THE WARNING ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO EITHER YOU, YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, OR YOUR FILES. PLEASE READ ALL WARNING INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
Fujitsu Contact Information
Service and Support
You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support in the following ways:
• Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Website: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support
Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support
representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
• Product name
• Product configuration number
• Product serial number
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Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that have occurred
Type of device connected, if any
Fujitsu Shopping Online
You can go directly to the online by going to the website at: www.shopfujitsu.com.
YOU MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE INTERNET CONNECTION TO USE THE ONLINE URL LINKS.
Limited Warranty
Your LifeBook P8020 notebook is backed by a Fujitsu International Limited Warranty. Check the service
kit that came with your notebook for the Limited Warranty period and terms and conditions.
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Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your LifeBook
Overview
This section describes the
components of your Fujitsu
LifeBook P8020 notebook.
We strongly recommend that
you read it before using your
notebook – even if you are
already familiar with
notebook computers.
Figure 1. Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 notebook
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Locating the Controls and Connectors
Optional Web Camera
Fingerprint Recognition/
Scroll Sensor
Stereo Speaker
Display Panel
Status
Indicator Panel
Application
Panel Buttons
Suspend/
Resume Button
Stereo Speaker
SD Card Slot
Wireless LAN/
Bluetooth Switch
Keyboard
Touchpad Pointing Device
Figure 2. LifeBook notebook with display open
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Front and Display Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s front and display features.
Web Camera
The optional 1.3 MP web camera allows you to capture and share pictures of yourself over the internet.
Display Panel
The display panel is a color LED panel with back lighting for the display of text and graphics and touch
screen functionality.
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond to specific components of your LifeBook
P8020 Series notebook. See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 27.
LifeBook Application Panel Buttons
The LifeBook P8020 Series notebook application panel buttons provide application launch capabilities.
See “LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button” on page 40.
[Suspend/Resume] Button
The [Suspend/Resume] button allows you to suspend system activity without powering off, resume your
system from sleep mode, and power on your system when it has been shut down from the Windows
operating system. See “Power On” on page 49.
Stereo Speakers
The built-in dual stereo speakers allow you to listen to sound from your system.
Keyboard
A full-function keyboard with dedicated Windows keys. See “Keyboard” on page 31.
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Touchpad Pointing Device
The Touchpad pointing device is a mouse-like cursor control with three buttons (left, right, and fingerprint
sensor/scroll button). The touchpad is gesture-enabled. This allows you to zoom in or out and scroll
continually using simple gestures. See “Touchpad Pointing Device” on page 34.
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch
The wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch is used to turn on and off the optional WLAN and Bluetooth
devices. Switching the device off when not in use will help to extend battery life. See “Activating the
WLAN Device” on page 158.
SD Card Slot
The Secure Digital (SD) card slot allows you to insert a flash memory card for data storage. Flash memory
cards allow you to transfer data to and from a variety of different digital devices. See “Secure Digital
(SD)/Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Cards” on page 79.
Fingerprint Recognition/Scroll Sensor
The fingerprint recognition sensor allows you to increase the security of your system by having it
"recognize" your unique fingerprint. See “Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 167.
The fingerprint recognition sensor can also be used as a scroll sensor that lets you navigate quickly
through a document without having to use the window scroll bars. See “Scrolling” on page 36.
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DC Power Jack
Anti-Theft Lock Slot
LAN (RJ-45) Port
External Monitor Port
IEEE 1394 Port
USB 2.0 Ports
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
Figure 3. LifeBook notebook left-side panel
Left-Side Panel Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components.
Anti-theft Lock Slot
The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach a optional physical lock-down device.
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter or the optional Auto/Airline adapter to power
your system and charge the internal Lithium ion Battery.
External Video Port
The external monitor port allows you to connect your LifeBook notebook to an external monitor. See
“External Video Port” on page 88.
LAN (RJ-45) Port
The internal LAN (RJ-45) port is used for an internal 10/100/1000 Base-Tx Ethernet. See “Internal LAN
(RJ-45) Jack” on page 85.
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USB 2.0 Ports
The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices. USB 2.0 transfers data at up to 480
Mbps and is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, which transfer data at up to 12 Mbps. See
“Universal Serial Bus Ports” on page 86.
IEEE 1394 Port
The IEEE 1394 port (also known as “Firewire”) is used to connect between your LifeBook and a
peripheral such as a digital video camera. See “IEEE 1394 Port” on page 87.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack allows you to connect stereo headphones or powered external speakers. See
“Headphone Jack” on page 87.
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. See “Microphone Jack” on
page 87.
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Optical Drive Release Button
PC Card Slot
PC Card Eject Button
USB 2.0 Port
Optical Drive
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Port
Figure 4. LifeBook notebook right-side panel
Right-Side Panel Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components.
PC Card Eject Button
The PC Card eject button is used for removing a PC Card from the slot.
PC Card Slot
The PC Card Slot allows you to install a Type I or Type II PC Card. See “PC Cards” on page 81.
Optical Drive Release Button
The optical drive release button opens the optical drive.
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack
(Available on select configurations.) The Modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is for attaching a telephone line
to the internal multinational 56K modem. See “Modem (RJ-11) Jack” on page 84.
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THE INTERNAL MODEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. DO NOT CONNECT
THE INTERNAL MODEM TO A DIGITAL PBX AS IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL
MODEM OR YOUR ENTIRE NOTEBOOK. CONSULT YOUR PBX MANUFACTURER’S DOCUMENTATION FOR
DETAILS. SOME HOTELS HAVE DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. BE SURE TO FIND OUT BEFORE YOU CONNECT
YOUR MODEM.
THE INTERNAL MULTINATIONAL MODEM IS DESIGNED TO THE ITU-T V.90/V.92 STANDARD. ITS
53000 BPS IS THE HIGHEST ALLOWED BY FCC, AND ITS ACTUAL CONNECTION
RATE DEPENDS ON THE LINE CONDITIONS. THE MAXIMUM SPEED IS 33600 BPS AT UPLOAD, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH FCC REGULATIONS.
MAXIMUM SPEED OF
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MODEM, REFER TO THE FUJITSU WEBSITE AT:
US.FUJITSU.COM/COMPUTERS.
USB 2.0 Ports
The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices. USB 2.0 transfers data at up to 480
Mbps and is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices, which transfer data at up to 12 Mbps. See
“Universal Serial Bus Ports” on page 86.
Optical Drive
The optical drive bay contains a Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer. See “Optical Drive” on page 72.
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Air Vents
Figure 5. LifeBook notebook back panel
Back Panel Components
Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s back panel components.
Air Vents
The air vents allow proper air circulation to ensure that the system does not overheat.
TO PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, BE SURE TO
KEEP ALL AIR ALL VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED, CLEAN, AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THIS MAY REQUIRE
PERIODIC CLEANING, DEPENDING UPON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS USED.
DO NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED, SUCH AS IN
TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION.
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Lithium ion Battery
Air Vents
Memory Upgrade
Compartment
Port Replicator Connector
Figure 6. LifeBook notebook bottom panel
Bottom Components
The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components.
Lithium ion Battery Bay
The battery compartment contains the Lithium ion battery. The battery should be removed when the
computer is stored over a long period of time or for swapping a discharged battery with a charged Lithium
ion battery. See “Lithium ion Battery” on page 63.
Air Vents
The air vents allow air to circulate through the system to cool down the components.
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TO PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, BE SURE TO
KEEP ALL AIR ALL VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED, CLEAN, AND CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THIS MAY REQUIRE
PERIODIC CLEANING, DEPENDING UPON THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS USED.
DO NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED, SUCH AS IN
TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION.
Memory Upgrade Compartment
Your notebook comes with high speed Double Data Rate 3 Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR3
SDRAM). The memory upgrade compartment allows you to expand the system memory capacity of your
notebook, thus improving overall performance. See “Memory Upgrade Module” on page 68. Under
normal circumstances, it should not be necessary to open this compartment.
Port Replicator Connector
This connector allows you to connect the optional port replicator.
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Hard Drive/
Battery Level Indicator
Optical Drive
Access
Battery Charging Indicator
CapsLk
NumLk
ScrLk
Figure 7. Status Indicator Panel
Status Indicator Panel
The Status Indicator displays LEDs adjacent to symbols that correspond with specific components of your
LifeBook notebook. These lights tell you how each of those components is operating. When you turn off
the system, all indicators will go off, except when the battery is being charged.
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Hard Disk/Optical Drive Access Indicator
The Hard Disk/optical drive access indicator lights when the hard disk or optical drive is being accessed.
To prevent corruption of data, do not press the power button when the hard disk/optical drive access
indicator is lit.
Battery Charging Indicators
When the AC adapter is connected to your system, these indicators show the status of the specified battery
charging (either the primary battery 1 or modular battery 2), as follows:
• Blue, solid: The battery is either fully charged or the AC adapter is connected and there is no battery
pack installed.
• Orange, solid: The battery pack is charging.
• Orange, blinking: Charging is suspended due to excessively high or low battery temperature.
• Off: No AC adapter is connected.
BATTERIES SUBJECTED TO SHOCKS, VIBRATION OR EXTREME TEMPERATURES CAN BE PERMANENTLY
DAMAGED.
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Battery Level Indicator
The Battery Level indicators display the charge level of the indicated battery pack, as follows:
Blue, solid: Battery is between 50% and 100% charged.
Orange, solid: Battery is between 13% and 49% charged.
Red, solid: Battery is between 0% and 12% charged.
Orange, blinking: Blinks during battery status measurement (Four seconds after the battery is
installed).
• Red, blinking: There is a problem with the battery.
• Off: There is no battery installed.
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•
• IF THE BATTERY PACK IS INSTALLED WHILE THE POWER IS TURNED OFF, THE BATTERY LEVEL
INDICATOR WILL DISPLAY THE CHARGE LEVEL FOR FIVE SECONDS AFTER IT BLINKS ORANGE.
• IF THE AC ADAPTER IS NOT CONNECTED OR THE BATTERY PACK IS NOT FULLY CHARGED WHEN THE
COMPUTER IS SWITCHED TO SLEEP MODE, THE INDICATOR WILL BLINK.
THE LED BLINKS AT THE
RATE OF ONE SECOND ON/FIVE SECONDS OFF.
• BATTERIES SUBJECTED TO SHOCKS, VIBRATION OR EXTREME TEMPERATURES CAN BE
PERMANENTLY DAMAGED.
• A SHORTED BATTERY IS DAMAGED AND MUST BE REPLACED.
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NumLk Indicator
The NumLk indicator shows that the integral keyboard is set in ten-key numeric keypad mode.
CapsLock Indicator
The CapsLock indicator shows that your keyboard is set to type in all capital letters.
ScrLk Indicator
The ScrLk indicator shows that your scroll lock is active.
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Keyboard
Function Keys
Back
Space
Fn Key Start Key
Numeric Keypad
(surrounded by heavy line)
Application Key
Cursor Keys
Figure 8. Keyboard
Using the Keyboard
Your LifeBook P8020 Series notebook has an integral 82-key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard
functions of a 101-key keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special function keys. This
section describes the following keys. (Figure 8)
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• Numeric keypad: Your system allows certain keys to serve dual purposes, both as standard
characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The ability to toggle between the standard
character and numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk] key.
• Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to
the right, left, up, or down within windows, applications and documents.
• Function keys: The keys labeled [F1] through [F12], are used to produce special actions that vary
depending on what program is running. They are also used in conjunction with the [Fn] key to
perform certain tasks, as detailed below under “Function Keys”.
• Windows keys: These keys work with your Windows operating system and function the same as
the onscreen Start menu button, or the right button on your pointing device.
Numeric Keypad
Certain keys on the keyboard perform dual functions as both standard character keys and numeric keypad
keys. NumLk can be activated by pressing the [NumLk] key. Turning off the NumLk feature is done the
same way. Once this feature is activated you can enter numerals 0 through 9, perform addition ( + ),
subtraction ( - ), multiplication ( * ), or division ( / ), and enter decimal points ( . ) using the keys designated
as ten-key function keys. The keys in the numeric keypad are marked on the front edge of the key to
indicate their secondary functions.
Windows Keys
Your LifeBook P8020 Series notebook has two Windows keys: a Start key and an Application key. The
Start key displays the Start menu. This button functions the same as your onscreen Start menu button.
The Application key functions the same as your right mouse button and displays shortcut menus for the
selected item. (Please refer to your Windows documentation for additional information regarding the
Windows keys.)
Cursor Keys
The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard which allow you to move the cursor up, down,
left and right in applications. In programs such as Windows Explorer, it moves the “focus” (selects the
next item up, down, left, or right).
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Function Keys
Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ
for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used.
• [Fn+F3]: Pressing [F3] while holding [Fn] will toggle the Audio Mute on and off.
• [Fn+F4]: Pressing [F4] while holding [Fn] will toggle the built-in pointing device on and off. Note
that the [Fn+F4] combination only works if Manual Setting is selected in the BIOS. (See “Entering
the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51)
• [Fn +F5]: Pressing [F5] while holding [Fn] allows you to toggle between video compensation and
no compensation. (Video compensation controls spacing on the display. When it is enabled,
displays with less than 1024 x 600 or 800 x 600 pixel resolution will still cover the entire screen.)
• [Fn+F6]: Pressing [F6] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will lower the brightness of your display.
Note that adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the system setting.
• [Fn+F7]: Pressing [F7] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the brightness of the display.
• [Fn+F8]: Pressing [F8] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will decrease the volume of your system.
• [Fn+F9]: Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding [Fn] will increase the volume of your system.
• [Fn+F10]: Pressing [F10] while holding [Fn] allows you to change your selection of where to send
your display video. Each time you press the combination of keys you will step to the next choice.
The choices, in order, are: built-in display panel only, external monitor only, and both built-in
display panel and external monitor.
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Touchpad Pointing Device
Touchpad
Cursor Control
Left Button
Fingerprint Recognition/
Scroll Sensor
Right Button
Figure 9. Touchpad pointing device
The Touchpad pointing device comes built into your LifeBook notebook. It is used to control the
movement of the pointer to select items on your display panel. The Touchpad is composed of a cursor
control, a left and right button, and a scrolling sensor.
The cursor control works the same way a mouse does, and moves the cursor around the display. It only
requires light pressure with the tip of your finger. Additionally, the touchpad allows you to zoom in or out
and scroll through large documents using simple gestures.
The left and right buttons function the same as mouse buttons. The actual functionality of the buttons may
vary depending on the application that is being used. The scrolling sensor allows you to navigate quickly
through pages, without having to use the scroll bars. Note that the scrolling sensor also acts as a fingerprint
sensor. See “Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 167..
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Clicking
Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To
left-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to
select, press the left button once, and then
immediately release it. To right-click, move the
mouse cursor to the item you wish to select, press
the right button once, and then immediately release
it. You also have the option to perform the clicking
operation by tapping lightly on the Touchpad once.
(Figure 10)
Figure 10. Clicking methods
Double-Clicking
Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the
left button twice in rapid succession. This procedure
does not function with the right button. To doubleclick, move the cursor to the item you wish to select,
press the left button twice, and then immediately
release it. You also have the option to perform the
double-click operation by tapping lightly on the
Touchpad twice. (Figure 11)
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•
Figure 11. Double-clicking methods
IF THE INTERVAL BETWEEN CLICKS IS TOO LONG, THE DOUBLE-CLICK WILL NOT BE EXECUTED.
PARAMETERS FOR THE QUICK POINT CAN BE ADJUSTED FROM THE MOUSE DIALOG BOX LOCATED IN THE
WINDOWS CONTROL PANEL.
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Dragging
Dragging means pressing and holding the left button,
while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to
the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left
button while moving the item to its new location and
then release it. Dragging can also be done using the
Touchpad. First, tap the Touchpad twice over the item
you wish to move making sure to leave your finger on
the pad after the final tap. Next, move the object to its
new location by moving your finger across the
Touchpad, and then release your finger. (Figure 12)
Figure 12. Dragging methods
Scrolling
Using the Scrolling sensor allows you to navigate
through a document quickly without using the
window’s scroll bars. This is particularly useful when
you are navigating through on-line pages. To use the
Scrolling sensor, move your finger forward or
backward across it to scroll up or down a page. When
you have reached the desired section of the page, raise
your finger.
The scrolling sensor is also used as a fingerprint
sensor. To use the fingerprint sensor device, refer to
the appendix of this document. See “Introducing the
Fingerprint Sensor Device” on page 167.
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Figure 13. Scrolling
Touchpad Control Adjustment
The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your Touchpad with selections made from within
the Mouse Properties dialog box.
Navigating Using Gestures
The touchpad lets you use gestures to zoom in or out on a page or scroll quickly through large documents.
Zooming In:
To zoom in on a page using the touchpad, simply place two fingers together on the touchpad and move
them away from each other. (See Figure 14)
Zooming Out:
To zoom out on a page using the touchpad, place two fingers on the touchpad and move towards each
other. (See Figure 15)
Continuous Scroll:
To scroll through a large document using gestures (“ChiralMotion”), hold your finger on the right side
touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your finger in a clockwise
circular motion to scroll down, or counter-clockwise to scroll up. To scroll side to side, hold your finger
on the bottom edge of the touchpad for a couple of seconds until a circular icon appears, then move your
finger clockwise to scroll right, and counter-clockwise to scroll left. (See Figure 16)
Momentum:
To increase the cursor movement speed, slide your finger quickly across the touchpad. (See Figure 17)
Enabling/Disabling Gesture Functions:
1
2
3
4
To enable or disable the gesturing functions, go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound.
Double-click Mouse, and the Mouse Properties window will appear.
Select the Device Settings tab and click the [Settings...] button.
To enable/disable continuous scrolling: Select Virtual Scrolling from the left pane, check Enable Vertical
Scrolling and/or Enable Horizontal Scrolling, and then check Chiral Motion.
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5
6
To enable/disable the zoom function, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then check Pinch.
To enable or disable the momentum feature, select Pointer Motion in the left pane, then select Momentum and
check Enable Momentum.
Touchpad Control Adjustment
The Windows Control Panel allows you to customize your Touchpad with selections made from within
the Mouse Properties dialog box.
Figure 14. Zooming in with Touchpad
Figure 15. Zooming out with Touchpad
Figure 16. Continuous scrolling
Figure 17. Speeding up cursor movement
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Volume Control
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has multiple volume controls which interact with each other.
ANY SOFTWARE THAT CONTAINS AUDIO FILES WILL ALSO CONTAIN A VOLUME CONTROL OF ITS OWN. IF
YOU INSTALL AN EXTERNAL AUDIO DEVICE THAT HAS AN INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROL, THE
HARDWARE VOLUME CONTROL AND THE SOFTWARE VOLUME CONTROL WILL INTERACT WITH EACH
OTHER. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF YOU SET YOUR SOFTWARE VOLUME TO
OFF, YOU WILL OVERRIDE
THE EXTERNAL VOLUME CONTROL SETTING.
Controlling the Volume
The volume can be controlled in several different ways:
• Volume can be set from within the Volume Control in the system tray at the bottom right of your
screen.
• Volume can be controlled with the [F8] and [F9] functions keys. Pressing [F8] repeatedly while
holding [Fn] will decrease the volume of your notebook. Pressing [F9] repeatedly while holding
[Fn] will increase the volume of your notebook.
• Volume can be controlled by many volume controls that are set within individual applications.
• Certain external audio devices you might connect to your system may have hardware volume
controls.
Each source discussed above puts an upper limit on the volume level that must then be followed by
the other sources. We recommend that you experiment with the various volume controls to discover
the optimal sound level.
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ECO Button
Support Button
Internet Button
Presentation Button
Figure 18. LifeBook Application Panel
LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button
The Application Panel consists of buttons that allow you to launch user-defined applications with the
touch of a button when your system is on. Also included in the panel is a Support button that allows you
to either launch the Fujitsu Support Center utility or to launch a user-defined application.
40 - LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button
The default settings for the buttons are as follows:
• Support Button - Starts the Fujitsu Support Center (See “Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with
the Support Button” on page 43)
• ECO Button - Starts the Power Saving Utility
• Presentation Button - Changes the resolution and the output device. This setting is changed in the
Fujitsu Display Manager.
• Internet Button - Launches Internet Explorer
Launching Applications with the LifeBook Application Panel
Your notebook is pre-installed with software utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook
Application Panel. These utilities are found in the Start menu, under Settings > Control Panel >
Application Panel (or “Buttons” in some configurations). The utility includes an Application Panel
Setup tab.
Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel
When you start Windows, the LifeBook Application Panel is automatically activated. As an application
launcher, the LifeBook Application Panel is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To set up the
Panel to best suit your needs, we have provided the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly and easily
helps you make the most of this valuable feature.
To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with Application Panel Setup:
1
2
3
Click on [Start].
Click on Programs, then click on LifeBook Application Panel.
Click on Application Panel Setup. The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There are tabs that
correspond to the application buttons on the LifeBook Application Panel. When you receive your notebook,
these buttons are pre-configured to launch specific programs, as referenced above.
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THE TABS IN APPLICATION PANEL SETUP MAY NOT BE IN THE SAME ORDER AS THE BUTTONS ON YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, PLEASE SELECT THE TAB YOU WISH TO CHANGE CAREFULLY.
To change an application associated with the Application buttons, click on the tab for the button you
would like to reconfigure. Click on [Browse] from Start menu, scroll down the list of applications, click
on the application you wish to launch with this button, and then click [OK]. The button will now launch
the new application.
The Internet tab is different. It comes set to launch your Windows default Internet browser (Internet
Explorer), unless you have changed this in Windows. In order to reconfigure it to launch another program
follow these easy steps:
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2
3
4
Click on Other from the Internet browser box.
Click on Browse from Start menu.
Scroll down the list of applications, and then click on the application you wish to launch with this button.
Click [OK]. The button will now launch the new application. If you want to return to launching your Windows
default Internet browser with this button, you need only click on “Default Internet Browser” from the Internet
browser box. Be aware that you will erase the settings for the “other application”. If you wish to go back to
launching the “other application” from this button, you will need to reconfigure it as described above.
IF YOUR SYSTEM HAS DEDICATED ONE OF THE APPLICATION LAUNCHER BUTTONS TO BE AN INTERNET
LAUNCHER, THE BUTTON CAN STILL BE CONFIGURED TO LAUNCH ANY APPLICATION YOU WISH, NOT
JUST AN INTERNET BROWSER.
When you have finished with Application Panel Setup click [OK], and the new settings will take effect.
You can reconfigure your LifeBook Application Panel as often as you like.
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Opening the Fujitsu Support Center with the Support Button
The Support button performs different actions when the system is off or when it is on.
When the system is off, pressing the Support button will open the Fujitsu Start Boot Menu which allows
you to select either Diagnostic Program (Windows Vista and Windows XP systems) to test your system
or Recovery and Utility (Windows Vista only) to perform a number of other functions, including
recovery of your system.
After the operating system has been started, pressing the [Support] button invokes the Fujitsu Support
Center utility which offers three tabs: Manual, Diagnostic Program, and Support.
Manual tab
The Manual tab lets you automatically go to the Fujitsu Support website to download the system User’s
Guide. (You must be connected to the Internet in order to use this function).
Diagnostic Program tab
Windows Vista systems: The Diagnostic Program tab allows you to automatically reboot the system,
then open the boot menu, from which you can choose Diagnostic Program or Recovery and Utility
(same as pressing the button when the system is shut down). From the Diagnostic tab you can also view
your System Information.
Windows XP systems: The Diagnostic Program tab allows you to view your System Information.
Support tab
The Support tab lets you automatically go to the Support Website. (You must be connected to the Internet
in order to access the Support website).
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Chapter 2
Getting Started with Your LifeBook
DC Power Jack
DC Output
Cable
AC Adapter
AC Cable
Power Plug
Figure 19. Connecting the AC Adapter
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Power Sources
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC
adapter or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.
Connecting the Power Adapters
The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and
charging the batteries.
Connecting the AC Adapter
1 Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook.
2 Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.
Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter
1 Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.
2 Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette lighter of an automobile with the ignition key in the On or Access
OR
3
Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power jack on an airplane seat.
Switching from AC Adapter Power or the Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power
1
2
Be sure that you have at least one charged battery installed.
Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.
THE LITHIUM ION BATTERY IS NOT CHARGED UPON PURCHASE. INITIALLY, YOU WILL NEED TO CONNECT
EITHER THE AC ADAPTER OR THE AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER TO USE YOUR NOTEBOOK.
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Display Cover
Figure 20. Opening the Display Panel
Display Panel
Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright
environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology.
Opening the Display Panel
Lift the display backwards, being careful not to touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable viewing angle.
(Figure 20)
Adjusting Display Panel Brightness
Once you have turned on your system, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more
comfortable viewing level. There are three ways to adjust the brightness, keyboard, power management
utility, and Fujitsu menu. Additionally, in Windows Vista systems, you can change the brightness using
the Power Options in the Control Panel.
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NOTE THAT WHEN YOU CHANGE THE DISPLAY SETTINGS IN WINDOWS XP SYSTEMS, THE CHANGES WILL
BE RETAINED AFTER SLEEP AND RESTART. IN WINDOWS VISTA SYSTEMS, THE CHANGED SETTINGS ARE
TEMPORARY BY DEFAULT, BUT THEY CAN BE MADE PERMANENT BY USING THE POWER OPTIONS UTILITY
IN THE CONTROL PANEL.
Using the Keyboard to Adjust Brightness
Use the following key combinations to adjust the screen brightness:
• [Fn+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the brightness of your display.
• [Fn+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the brightness of the display.
Using Power Management to Adjust Brightness
To adjust brightness with the power management utility,:
Windows XP Professional: To adjust brightness with the power management utility, click [Start] >
Control Panel > Brightness Control. Set the screen brightness slider for battery and AC power scenarios.
Windows Vista: Click [Start] > Control Panel. If you are not in Classic View, select it in the left panel.
Double-click the Windows Mobility Center icon, then double-click the icon adjacent to Display
brightness. Set the screen brightness sliders for On battery and Plugged in scenarios.
Using the Fujitsu Menu to Adjust Brightness
Windows XP: To adjust brightness using the Fujitsu menu, click on the Fujitsu Menu icon in the system
tray in the lower right corner of the screen. From the menu that appears, select Brightness Control. The
Tablet and Pen Settings window will open. Select the Display tab and set the screen brightness slider for
battery and AC power scenarios.
Windows Vista: To adjust brightness using the Fujitsu menu, click on the Fujitsu Menu icon in the
system tray in the lower right corner of the screen. Double-click Windows Mobility Center, then doubleclick the icon adjacent to Display brightness. Set the screen brightness sliders for On battery and
Plugged in scenarios.
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Using Power Options to Adjust the Brightness (Windows Vista)
To change the brightness using the Power Options utility, open the Control Panel and double-click on the
Power Options icon. Select Adjust the display brightness in the left panel, then drag the brightness bars
to the desired level. Note that the settings you make via this utility become permanent until you decide to
change them again.
IF USING AC POWER, YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL BY DEFAULT. IF USING
BATTERY POWER, YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTINGS IS SET TO APPROXIMATELY MID-LEVEL BY DEFAULT.
THE HIGHER THE BRIGHTNESS LEVEL, THE MORE POWER THE NOTEBOOK WILL CONSUME AND THE
FASTER YOUR BATTERIES WILL DISCHARGE. FOR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE, MAKE SURE THAT THE
BRIGHTNESS IS SET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook
Power On
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
The Power/Suspend/Resume button is used to turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state. Once
you have connected your AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion battery, you can power on your
LifeBook notebook.
WHEN YOU TURN ON YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK BE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE. THIS MEANS
THAT AT LEAST ONE BATTERY IS INSTALLED AND CHARGED, OR THAT THE AC OR AUTO/AIRLINE
ADAPTER IS CONNECTED AND HAS POWER.
To turn on your LifeBook notebook from its
off state, press the Power/Suspend/Resume
button, located above the keyboard to the
right. When you are done working you can
either leave your notebook in Suspend
mode (see“Sleep Mode” on page 58) or
you can turn it off (see “Powering Off” on
page 60).
Power/Suspend/
Resume Button
DO NOT CARRY YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK AROUND WITH THE POWER ON OR SUBJECT IT TO SHOCKS
OR VIBRATION, AS YOU RISK DAMAGING YOUR NOTEBOOK.
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When you power on your LifeBook, it will perform a Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal
parts and configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is found, your LifeBook notebook will emit an
audio warning and/or an error message will be displayed. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on
page 103. Depending on the nature of the problem, you may be able to continue by starting the operating
system or by entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the settings.
After satisfactory completion of the POST, your notebook will load your operating system.
NEVER TURN OFF YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK DURING THE POWER ON SELF TEST (POST) OR IT WILL
CAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK ON THE
NEXT TIME. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 103.
Boot Sequence
The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s
BIOS. When your LifeBook notebook is first turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it needs
to find instructions to start up your notebook. This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you
power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until
your operating system is found. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence
including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and
without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.
The boot sequence is executed when:
• You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.
• You restart your notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.
• The software initiates a system restart. Example: When you install a new application.
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Hard Disk Drive Passwords
To provide additional security for your data, you can assign passwords to your hard disk drive(s). This
feature is managed in the system BIOS Setup Utility. See BIOS Setup Utility below for information about
accessing the utility.
REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORDS. IF YOU SET AND FORGET YOUR USER AND MASTER HARD DISK
PASSWORDS, FUJITSU COMPUTER SYSTEMS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESET IT. YOU MAY LOSE DATA AND
HAVE TO REPLACE YOUR SYSTEM BOARD OR HARD DISK DRIVE.
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the operating environment for your LifeBook notebook.
Your BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change
the BIOS environment to operate your notebook.
The BIOS Setup Utility configures:
• Device control feature parameters, such as changing I/O addresses and boot devices.
• System Data Security feature parameters, such as passwords.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following (or use the SecureCore Menu, as detailed in the next
section):
1
2
Turn on or restart your LifeBook notebook.
3
Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key to scroll through the other setup menus to review or alter
the current settings.
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. This will open
the main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility with the current settings displayed.
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Using the SecureCore Menu
When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad
button; the SecureCore Menu will appear.
The SecureCore Menu provides shortcuts to the following menus and information screens:
• BIOS Setup
• Diagnostic Screen
• Boot Menu
• Patent Information
• System Information
• Continue Booting
Clicking on any of the fields will invoke the screen, information, or action described.
The Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the [F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen.
BIOS Guide
A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online. Please visit our service and support website at
http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support, then select User’s Guides under Online Support. Select
your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go]. Under the Manuals tab, select the BIOS Guide.
Booting the System
We strongly recommend that you not attach any external devices until you have gone through the initial
power on sequence.
When you turn on your notebook for the first time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen. If you do
nothing the system will load the operating system, and then the Windows Welcome will begin.
Depending upon your operating system (Windows Vista or XP edition), there is a different procedure for
stating your system for the first time, as outlined below.
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Starting Windows Vista the first time
THE FIRST TIME YOU INITIALIZE YOUR WINDOWS VISTA SYSTEM, THE SCREEN WILL BE BLANK FOR
APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES. THIS IS NORMAL. AFTER INITIALIZATION, A “SET UP WINDOWS” DIALOG
BOX WILL APPEAR.
IMPORTANT: DURING THE SETUP PROCEDURE, DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY, PRESS ANY
BUTTONS, OR USE ANY PERIPHERAL DEVICES SUCH AS A MOUSE, KEYBOARD, OR REMOTE CONTROL.
In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows Vista operating system, it should
be registered the first time you use it.
1
First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs).
• IF YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE
LICENSE AGREEMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING
WINDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
• YOU CANNOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS. IF YOU
STOP THE PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WINDOWS WELCOME
PROCESS, EVEN IF YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN.
2
You will be prompted to enter your User Name and Password and you will be given a chance to select an icon
for your account.
3
4
The next screen asks for a Computer Name and allows you to choose a desktop background.
5
6
On the next screen set your time and date settings.
7
The "Thank you" screen follows and an offer for free Norton Internet Security is extended. Following are several
screens while Windows checks the system performance.
You will next see a "Help protect Windows automatically" screen in which the default choice is "Use
recommended settings”. The other two choices are "Install important updates only" and "Ask me later". Select
from the three choices.
You will next see the "Select your computer's current location" screen. Make your selection from Home, Work
(Default), and Public location.
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Windows will then boot up for the first time. As noted above, the first time you initialize your Windows Vista
system, the screen will be blank for approximately two minutes. This is normal. During this period, do not
disconnect the power supply, press any buttons, or use any peripheral devices such as mouse, keyboard, or
remote control.
Registering Windows Vista with Microsoft
1
After Windows has booted up for the first time, the Control Panel Welcome Center will appear. If the Register
Windows Online icon is not seen in the window, click on “Show all xx items” (where “xx” is the number of topics
in the Welcome Center).
2
Click on Register Windows Online and follow the instructions that appear to register your copy of Windows.
Starting Windows XP the First Time
Registering Windows XP with Microsoft
In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows operating system, it should be
registered the first time you use it.
After you receive the Windows Welcome screen, you will be prompted to enter registration information
in the following order.
First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs). After accepting
the EULAs, you will be asked if you want to enable the Automatic Updates feature. Acceptance of this
feature is recommended because it allows your system to be updated automatically whenever an important
change becomes available for your notebook.
• IF YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE
AGREEMENT FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING
WINDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
• YOU CANNOT USE YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE LICENSE
AGREEMENT. IF YOU STOP THE PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE
WINDOWS WELCOME PROCESS, EVEN IF YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN.
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Several additional windows will appear, prompting you to enter a name and description for your computer,
an Administrator password, and a domain name. Read the instructions on the screens carefully and fill in
the information as directed.
You will then be automatically connected to the Internet, if you have an appropriate connection available.
If an automatic connection is not possible, you will be asked about how you dial out from where you will
be using your LifeBook notebook. If you are not connected to a phone line and plan to register at a later
time, you may click the [Skip] button.
Once you are connected to the Internet, you will be asked if you wish to continue with the registration. If
you select [Yes] you will then enter your name and address, and email address if desired. Click [Next] to
complete registration.
Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu
You can register your LifeBook by going to our website at: us.fujitsu.com/computers
You will need to be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online.
Installing ClickMe!
ClickMe!
BEFORE INSTALLING THE CLICKME! UTILITY, BE SURE THE WIRELESS LAN SWITCH IS TURNED ON.
Windows Vista Systems
The first time you boot up your system, you will see a “Primary Settings for the PC” window. This window
explains the installations which will be performed by the Click Me! utility. If you click [Execute],
ClickMe! will begin installing. If after clicking the button you receive a “User Account Control” window,
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you will be asked for your permission to continue. Click [Continue] to continue. If you cancel the
operation, the ClickMe! icon will appear on your desktop for later installation.
Windows XP Systems
The first time you boot up your system, you will see an icon called Click Me! in the Start menu. We
highly recommend that you install the ClickMe! utility the first time you boot up. When you click
the Click Me! icon, your system will automatically create the related icons in the system tray in the bottom
right of the screen. These icons provide links to utilities that you will frequently access, such as wireless
LAN software provided by the wireless LAN manufacturer.
THERE MAY BE SOME THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS ON YOUR DISCS THAT DO NOT GET INSTALLED USING
THE CLICKME! UTILITY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, REFER TO YOUR GETTING STARTED GUIDE.
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility
Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can
choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For
more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on
page 110.
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Power Management
Your LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of these
features are automatic and need no user intervention. However, others depend on the parameters you
set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness. Internal power
management for your notebook may be controlled from settings made in your operating system, prebundled power management application, or from settings made in BIOS setup utility.
PLEASE NOTE THAT “STANDBY MODE” IN WINDOWS XP IS KNOWN AS “SLEEP MODE” IN WINDOWS
VISTA. THE TWO TERMS ARE INTERCHANGEABLE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS DOCUMENT, “SLEEP MODE”
WILL BE USED.
Besides the options available for conserving battery power, there are also some things that you can do
to prevent your battery from running down as quickly. For example, you can create an appropriate
power saving profile, put your notebook into Sleep mode when it is not performing an operation, and
you can limit the use of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery powered computers, there is
a trade-off between performance and power savings.
Power/Suspend/Resume Button
When your notebook is active, the Power/Suspend/Resume button can be used to manually put the
notebook into Sleep mode. Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button when the notebook is active, but
not actively accessing anything, and immediately release the button.
If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Power/Suspend/Resume button returns your notebook to
active operation. You can tell whether the system is Suspended by looking at the Power indicator. If
the indicator is visible and not flashing, your notebook is fully operational. If the indicator is visible
and flashing, your notebook is in Sleep mode. If the indicator is not visible, the power is off or your
notebook is in Hibernation mode. See “Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature” on page 59.
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Sleep Mode
Sleep mode in Windows saves the contents of your system memory during periods of inactivity by
maintaining power to critical parts. This mode turns off the CPU, display, hard drive, and all other
internal components except those necessary to maintain system memory and for restarting.
Your notebook can be put in Sleep mode by:
• Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on.
• Selecting Sleep or Standby from the Windows Shut Down menu.
• Timing out from lack of activity.
• Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition.
Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the file on which you are working, open application
information, and any other data required to support operations in progress. When you resume
operation from Sleep mode, your notebook will return to the point where it left off. You must use the
Power/Suspend/Resume button to resume operation, and there must be an adequate power source
available, or your notebook will not resume.
■
IF RUNNING YOUR NOTEBOOK ON BATTERY POWER, BE AWARE THAT THE BATTERY CONTINUES TO DISCHARGE
WHILE YOUR NOTEBOOK IS IN SLEEP MODE, THOUGH NOT AS FAST AS WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL.
■
DISABLING THE POWER/SUSPEND/RESUME BUTTON PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USED TO PUT THE NOTEBOOK INTO
SLEEP OR HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE. THE BUTTON RESUME FUNCTION CAN’T BE DISABLED.
■
THE SLEEP OR HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH CERTAIN PC CARDS. CHECK
YOUR PC CARD DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION. WHEN PC CARDS OR EXTERNAL DEVICES ARE IN
USE, HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) MODE CANNOT RETURN TO THE EXACT STATE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION,
BECAUSE ALL OF THE PERIPHERAL DEVICES WILL BE RE-INITIALIZED WHEN THE SYSTEM RESTARTS.
■
IF YOUR NOTEBOOK IS ACTIVELY ACCESSING INFORMATION WHEN YOU ENTER SLEEP OR HIBERNATION MODE,
CHANGES TO OPEN FILES ARE NOT LOST. FILES ARE LEFT OPEN AND MEMORY IS KEPT ACTIVE DURING SLEEP
MODE OR THE MEMORY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE INTERNAL HARD DRIVE DURING HIBERNATION MODE.
■
THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF USING HIBERNATION (SAVE-TO-DISK) IS THAT POWER IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN
THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IF YOU WILL BE LEAVING YOUR NOTEBOOK IN A SUSPENDED STATE
FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME. THE DRAWBACK OF USING HIBERNATION MODE IS THAT IT LENGTHENS THE
POWER DOWN AND POWER UP SEQUENCES AND RESETS PERIPHERAL DEVICES.
YOUR DATA.
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Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature
The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a
part of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature.
Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature
Windows Vista:
The Hibernate is enabled by default. To disable or enable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:
1
2
From the Start menu, select Control Panel, then select the Power Options icon.
Select “Choose what the power button does” or “Choose what closing the lid does”, then make your selections
(Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut Down).
Windows XP:
The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:
1
2
3
From the Start menu, select Settings, and then select Control Panel.
From the Control Panel select Power Options.
Select the Hibernate tab. Select the box to enable or disable this feature.
Windows Power Management
The Power Options icon located in the Windows Control Panel allows you to configure some of the
power management settings. For example, you can use the Power Options to set the timeout values for
turning off the display and hard disks whether you are running the notebook on battery power or one
of the adapters.
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Restarting the System
If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure that you use the following procedure.
Windows Vista:
1
Click the [Start] button, and then move the mouse over the small arrow at the bottom right of the right-hand
pane.
2
Select Restart from the list.
Windows XP:
1
2
Click the [Start] button, and then click Turn Off Computer.
Select the Restart option. Your notebook will shut down and then reboot.
TURNING OFF YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK WITHOUT EXITING WINDOWS OR TURNING ON YOUR
NOTEBOOK WITHIN 10 SECONDS OF THE NOTEBOOK BEING SHUT OFF MAY CAUSE AN ERROR WHEN
YOU START THE NEXT TIME.
Powering Off
Before turning off the power, check that the hard drive/optical drive access indicator is off. If you turn
off the power while accessing a disk there is a risk of data loss. To ensure that your notebook shuts
down without error, use the Windows shut down procedure.
BE SURE TO CLOSE ALL FILES, EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS, AND SHUT DOWN YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM
PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER. IF FILES ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF, YOU WILL
LOSE ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SAVED, AND MAY CAUSE DISK ERRORS.
Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows allows your notebook to complete its
operations and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is:
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Windows Vista:
1
Click the [Start] button, and then move the mouse over the small arrow at the bottom right of the right-hand
pane.
2
Select Shut Down from the list.
Windows XP:
1
Click the [Start] button, and then click Turn Off Computer.
Select the Turn Off option.
If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more, see Care and Maintenance Section.
•
ALWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND/OR PACKAGING IT. AFTER SHUTTING DOWN
THE SYSTEM, WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS LED PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION (I.E., NO LIGHTS ARE
ILLUMINATED).
•
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE WHEN YOU
CLOSE THE LID. THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE-OS BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY SETTINGS OR SOME
OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER.
•
ATTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE TO SHOCK
OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED.
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ENERGY STAR® Compliance
Your Fujitsu system is an ENERGY STAR® qualified mobile PC. By choosing a computer
with the latest energy-saving technology, you’re helping to preserve our environment for
future generations.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.
Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada, and other governments around the world
helping us save money while protecting the environment through energy efficient products
and practices. With energy costs and global warming top-of-mind for consumers, Fujitsu is committed to
offering solutions that help consumers conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
Sleep Mode:
You will notice that your computer is initially set so that the display turns off after 15 minutes of user
inactivity, and the computer goes into Sleep mode after 20 minutes of user inactivity. When going into
Sleep mode, the computer also reduces the speed of any active Ethernet network links. To “wake” the
computer from Sleep mode, press the Suspend/Resume Button.
Energy saving benefits:
Fujitsu ENERGY STAR qualified mobile PCs use about half as much electricity as standard equipment –
saving half in utility costs. But more than that, ENERGY STAR also makes a difference for the
environment. Did you know that the average house can be responsible for twice the greenhouse gas
emissions as the average car? That’s because every time you flip on a light switch, run your dishwasher,
or turn on your PC, you use energy, which means more greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. So
the more energy we can save through energy efficiency, the more we help to reduce greenhouse gases and
the risks of global warming.
To learn more about the important ENERGY STAR program, visit: www.energystar.gov.
To read about how Fujitsu is supporting Sustainable Management along with several other environmental
activities, visit the Fujitsu Corporate Citizenship page at:
http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/www/content/aboutus/environmental/environment.php
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Chapter 3
User-Installable Features
Lithium ion Battery
Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that provides power for operating your notebook when
no external power source is available. The battery is durable and long lasting, but should not be exposed
to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or other hazards.
The Lithium ion battery operating time may become shorter if it is used under the following conditions:
• When used at temperatures that exceed a low of 5°C or a high of 35°C. Extreme temperatures not
only reduce charging efficiency, but can also cause battery deterioration. The Charging icon on the
Status Indicator panel will flash when you try to charge a battery that is outside its operating
temperature range.
• When using a high current device such as a modem, external optical drive, or the hard drive, using
the AC adapter will conserve your battery life.
DO NOT LEAVE A FAULTY BATTERY IN YOUR NOTEBOOK. IT MAY DAMAGE YOUR AC ADAPTER, OPTIONAL
AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER, ANOTHER BATTERY OR YOUR NOTEBOOK ITSELF. IT MAY ALSO PREVENT
OPERATION OF YOUR NOTEBOOK BY DRAINING ALL AVAILABLE CURRENT INTO THE BAD BATTERY.
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•
BATTERY LIFE WILL VARY BASED ON SCREEN BRIGHTNESS, APPLICATIONS, FEATURES, POWER MANAGEMENT
SETTINGS, BATTERY CONDITION AND OTHER CUSTOMER PREFERENCES. OPTICAL DRIVE OR HARD DRIVE USAGE
MAY ALSO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON BATTERY LIFE. THE BATTERY CHARGING CAPACITY IS REDUCED AS THE
BATTERY AGES. IF YOUR BATTERY IS RUNNING LOW QUICKLY, YOU SHOULD REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE.
•
UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW IT MAY BE ILLEGAL TO DISPOSE OF BATTERIES BY PUTTING THEM IN THE
TRASH. TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND DISPOSE OF BATTERIES PROPERLY. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL
GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY FOR DETAILS ON RECYCLING OR DISPOSING OF BATTERIES. IF YOU CANNOT FIND THIS
INFORMATION ELSEWHERE, CONTACT YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AT 1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487)
Recharging the Batteries
If you want to know the condition of the primary Lithium ion battery, check the Battery Level indicator
located on the Status Indicator panel. The indicator changes as the battery level changes.
The Lithium ion battery is recharged internally using the AC adapter or Auto/Airline adapter. To recharge
the battery make sure the battery that needs to be charged is installed in your LifeBook notebook and
connect the AC or Auto/Airline adapter.
MAKE SURE THAT THE BATTERY CHARGING INDICATOR AND THE BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR ICON ON
THE STATUS INDICATOR PANEL LIGHT.
There is no memory effect on the Lithium ion battery therefore you do not need to discharge the battery
completely before recharging. The charge times will be significantly longer if your notebook is in use
while the battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery more quickly, put your notebook into Sleep
mode, or turn it off while the adapter is charging the battery. (See Power Management on page 57 for more
information on Sleep mode and shutdown procedure)
USING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES OR FREQUENT EXTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE ACCESSES MAY PREVENT
CHARGING COMPLETELY.
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Low Battery State
When the battery is running low, the Battery Level indicator will glow red. If you do not respond to the
low battery alarm, the batteries will continue to discharge until they are too low to operate. Your notebook
will then go into Sleep mode to try and protect your data for as long as possible. There is no guarantee that
your data will not be lost once the system reaches this point.
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■
ONCE THE LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE APPEARS, YOU NEED TO SAVE ALL YOUR ACTIVE DATA AND PUT
YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK INTO SLEEP MODE UNTIL YOU CAN PROVIDE A NEW POWER SOURCE. YOU SHOULD
PROVIDE A CHARGED BATTERY, AN AC POWER ADAPTER, OR AUTO/AIRLINE ADAPTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
WHEN YOU ARE IN SLEEP MODE THERE MUST ALWAYS BE AT LEAST ONE POWER SOURCE ACTIVE. IF YOU REMOVE
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK IS IN SLEEP MODE, ANY DATA THAT HAS NOT BEEN
SAVED TO THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE LOST.
ALL POWER SOURCES WHILE YOUR
■
USING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES SUCH AS A MODEM OR FREQUENT DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM ACCESSES MAY
PREVENT CHARGING COMPLETELY.
Once your notebook goes into Dead Battery Suspend mode you will be unable to resume operation until
you provide a source of power either from an adapter, or a charged battery. Once you have provided power,
you will need to press the Suspend/Resume button to resume operation. In the Dead Battery Suspend
mode, your data can be maintained for some time, but if a power source is not provided promptly, the
Power indicator will stop flashing and go out, meaning that you have lost the data that was not stored.
Once you provide power, you can continue to use your system while an adapter is charging the battery.
Replacing the Battery
With the purchase of an additional battery, you can have a fully charged spare to swap with one that is not
charged.
Swapping Batteries when Additional Power Source is not Available
To swap batteries in your battery bay when you don’t have another power source available (such as an AC
Adapter or charged modular battery), follow these easy steps: (Figure 21)
1
2
Have a charged battery ready to install.
Shut down your notebook.
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3
Press and hold the battery release latches to open the bay. (Figure 21):
Battery Pack
Battery Release Latches
Figure 21. Removing the Battery
4
5
6
Lift the battery from the bay.
Insert the new battery into the bay. (Figure
22)
Verify that the battery bay latches click into place.
Figure 22. Installing a Battery
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Swapping Batteries when another Power Source is available
To swap batteries in your battery bay when you have an additional power source (such as an AC Adapter),
follow these easy steps:
1
2
3
4
Plug in an AC Adapter to ensure power is supplied to the system.
Slide and hold the battery release latches to open the bay.
Remove the battery from the bay.
Slide the new battery into the bay.
IF THE LITHIUM ION BATTERY CONNECTOR IS NOT FULLY SEATED, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR
NOTEBOOK OR CHARGE YOUR BATTERY.
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Memory Upgrade Module
Your LifeBook notebook can be upgraded to include up to 4 GB of in-slot high speed Double Data Rate
(DDR3) Synchronous Dynamic RAM (SDRAM). To increase your LifeBook notebook’s memory
capacity, you may install a larger memory upgrade module.
Your LifeBook notebook has two micro DIMM slots. If you have less than 4 GB pre-installed, and you would
like to increase it, you will need add a new module to the empty slot. The memory upgrade must be a dualin-line (DIMM) SDRAM module. To ensure 100% compatibility, purchase the memory module only from
the Fujitsu web store at us.fujitsu.com/computers.
• DO NOT REMOVE ANY SCREWS FROM THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE COMPARTMENT EXCEPT THE
ONES SPECIFICALLY SHOWN IN THE DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE MEMORY
UPGRADE MODULE.
• THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD).
TO MINIMIZE RISK TO THE MODULE, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:
- BEFORE HANDLING A MEMORY MODULE, TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE
STATIC ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY.
- WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE, HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO
TOUCH ANY CONTACTS OR CHIPS. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY COMPUTER TERMINALS OR
COMPONENTS; THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS.
- BE SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING MEMORY MODULES.
EVEN IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR SLEEP STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR THE MEMORY
COULD BE DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
Accessing the Memory Compartment
To gain access to the memory compartment, follow these steps:
YOU MUST TURN OFF POWER AND REMOVE ANY MODEM CONNECTION BEFORE INSTALLING THE
MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE.
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1
Turn off power to your LifeBook notebook, and remove any power adapter (AC or auto/airline), battery pack,
and modem connection.
2
3
Place your LifeBook notebook with the bottom facing up on a clean work surface.
Remove the two screws from the holes in the memory compartment cover. (Figure
23)
Figure 23. Removing the Memory Compartment Cover
Removing a Memory Module
1
2
3
Perform steps 1 through 3 of Accessing the Memory Compartment.
4
5
6
Store the memory upgrade module in a static guarded sleeve.
Pull the module clips sideways away from each side of the memory module simultaneously. (Figure 24)
While holding the clips out, remove the module from the slot by lifting it up and pulling towards the back of your
LifeBook notebook.
Install a new memory module as detailed in the procedure below.
Replace the memory compartment cover. (Figure 26)
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Figure 24. Removing a memory module
Installing a Memory Module
1
Align the connector edge of the memory upgrade module, chip side up, with the connector slot in the
compartment. (Figure 25)
Figure 25. Inserting a Memory Module
2
Figure 26. Reinstalling the Memory Cover
Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45o angle and press it firmly onto the connector.
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3
Press the memory upgrade module down into the compartment until it locks underneath the retaining clip. You
will hear a click when it is properly in place.
4
Replace the memory compartment cover. (Figure 26)
THE MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS NOT SOMETHING YOU ROUTINELY REMOVE FROM YOUR LIFEBOOK
NOTEBOOK. ONCE IT IS INSTALLED, YOU SHOULD LEAVE IT IN PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT TO INCREASE
SYSTEM MEMORY CAPACITY.
Checking the Memory Capacity
Once you have changed the system memory capacity by replacing the installed module with a larger one,
be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the change.
Windows XP: Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] > Control Panel, then double-clicking the
System icon. Select the General tab and check the amount of memory under “Computer:”
Windows Vista:
• If you are in Control Panel Home view, check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] > Control
Panel > System and Maintenance > System > View amount of RAM and processor speed. The
amount of memory is displayed next to “Memory - RAM:”
• If you are in Classic view, check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] > Control Panel >
System. The amount of memory is displayed next to “Memory - RAM:”
There may be a variation between the actual memory size and what is displayed. This is possible if your
system is configured with an integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator which dynamically allocates
system memory to accelerate graphics performance.
IF THE TOTAL MEMORY DISPLAYED IS INCORRECT, CHECK THAT YOUR MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS
PROPERLY INSTALLED. (IF THE MODULE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED AND THE CAPACITY IS STILL NOT
CORRECTLY RECOGNIZED, SEE TROUBLESHOOTING ON page 92.
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Emergency Tray Release
Media Tray Eject Button
Media Tray
Figure 27. Optical Drive
Optical Drive
There is a variety of media available to use with the Dual Layer Multi Format DVD Writer in your system.
Multi-Format DVD Writers are also known as “optical drives”.
Your optical drive allows you to access movies, software, and audio DVD/CDs as well as to read and write
to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD RAM discs. The dual-layer
architecture allows you to record up to 8.5 GB of data on DVD+R discs.
DVD-R and DVD-RW discs hold up to 4.7 GB of data (DVD-R discs used with Multi-Format Dual-Layer
DVD writer hold up to 8.5 GB). A DVD-R disc can only be written to once; DVD-RW discs can be written
to over and over. DVD-R and DVD-RW discs can be played on most standard players.
CD-R and CD-RW discs hold up to 640 MB of data. A CD-R disc can only be written to once; CD-RW
discs can be written to over and over.
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INSTALL YOUR MEDIA PLAYER SOFTWARE BEFORE FIRST USING THE OPTICAL DRIVE. REFER TO THE
APPLICABLE README FILE ON THE DRIVER APPLICATIONS CD-ROM.
Media Player Software
With the Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer and media player software you can play DVD movies and
music CDs on your LifeBook notebook. The media player includes controls which allow you to take full
advantage of the features of a DVD movie, as well as standard features such as fast forward, fast reverse,
pause, etc. With this drive you can also burn onto recordable DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW
discs.
•
DO NOT OPERATE YOUR OPTICAL DRIVE UNLESS YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK IS SITTING ON A FLAT SURFACE.
USING A DRIVE WHEN THE SYSTEM IS NOT LEVEL MAY DAMAGE THE DRIVE OR PREVENT PROPER OPERATION.
•
PROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE, SUCH AS WATCHING A DVD MOVIE, WILL SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE
YOUR BATTERY LIFE IF NO EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE IS ATTACHED.
Loading Media on Your Drive
To load a disc into your optical drive:
1
Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive to open the holder tray. The tray will come out
of the LifeBook notebook a short distance.
2
Gently pull the tray out until a media disc can easily be placed in the tray.
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•
YOU SHOULD PERIODICALLY CHECK THE FUJITSU WEBSITE AT US.FUJITSU.COM/COMPUTERS FOR THE MOST
CURRENT DRIVERS.
•
ALL LIFEBOOK DVD PLAYERS ARE SET TO PLAY DVD TITLES WITH REGION CODE NUMBER 1 WHICH IS
SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET. THE REGION NUMBER IS A REGIONAL RESTRICTION CODE
DEFINED BY THE DVD FORUM ACTING ON HOLLYWOOD REQUIREMENTS. DIFFERENT REGION CODES ARE
RECORDED ON VIDEO DVD TITLES FOR PUBLICATION IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE WORLD. IF THE REGIONAL
CODE OF THE DVD PLAYER DOES NOT MATCH THE REGIONAL CODES ON THE TITLES, THEN PLAYBACK IS
IMPOSSIBLE.
•
YOU CAN CHANGE THE REGION CODE ON THE DVD PLAYER USING THE PROPERTIES MENU OF THE DVD
SOFTWARE. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE THE REGION CODE UP TO FOUR TIMES. AFTER THE
4TH CHANGE, THE LAST CODE ENTERED BECOMES PERMANENT, AND CANNOT BE CHANGED.
3
Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the raised
circle in the center of the tray.
4
Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click
IF YOU HAVE DISABLED THE AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION FUNCTION, YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE
DRIVE EITHER BY USING MY COMPUTER OR FROM WITHIN WINDOWS EXPLORER, SINCE YOUR
NOTEBOOK WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZE THAT MEDIA HAS BEEN LOADED.
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b.
a.
c.
d.
Figure 28. Loading/Ejecting Media
Removing Media
1
Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray will
come out of the notebook a short distance.
2
3
4
Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be removed from the tray.
Carefully remove the media disc from the holder tray.
Gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click.
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Using the Optical Drive Software
Starting a DVD Movie
1
2
Insert the DVD movie into the optical drive of your notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates, skip Step 2.
The first time you insert a movie into the media tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the system
to do when discs are inserted (i.e., start automatically or wait for a prompt). Until you make a selection, you will
receive the same prompt whenever you insert a disc.
Opening the Optical Drive Control Panel
With most DVD-ROMs, you have the option of altering how the movie should play and what you wish to
view. You can do this by using the optical drive control panel and the mouse.
1
2
Right-click on the movie screen to open a dropdown menu for options.
Select View, then Player for all the controls available. This will open the control panel into the bottom of the
screen.
Using the Optical Drive Control Panel
The optical drive software allows you to watch the movie much like a VCR player. You have the option
to pause, rewind, fast-forward and stop the movie at any point.
1
2
To Pause the movie, click the button.
3
To Fast-forward the movie, click the button to forward to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to
jump to the ending credits.
4
To Stop the movie, click the button.
To Rewind the movie, click the button to rewind to a specific portion of the movie, or the button to return
to the opening screen.
Exiting the DVD/CD-RW Application
1
2
Click the U located in the upper right corner of the title bar. This will open an optical drive dialog box.
Click Yes to stop and exit the movie, or No to close the optical drive dialog box and return to the movie.
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Using the Optical Drive on Battery Power
Since an optical drive consumes a lot of power, your overall battery life will be shorter when operating
the drive continuously (such as watching a DVD movie) than during standard operation. Many movies
run-times are longer than your LifeBook notebook can support on a single battery. If you are watching a
DVD movie on battery power you may need to swap in an additional, charged battery or attach AC power
during the movie to view it in its entirety.
•
PROLONGED USE OF THE OPTICAL DRIVE, SUCH AS WHEN WATCHING A DVD MOVIE, WILL SUBSTANTIALLY
REDUCE YOUR NOTEBOOK’S BATTERY LIFE.
•
AN ADDITIONAL FULLY-CHARGED BATTERY IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU WILL BE WATCHING DVD MOVIES
ON BATTERY POWER. IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY, YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE EITHER ON-LINE
AT US.FUJITSU.COM/COMPUTERS OR CALL 1-877-372-3473.
To Watch a Movie on Battery Power:
1
2
3
Have an additional full-charged battery or your AC adapter ready for use.
Start watching your DVD movie.
If a low battery warning occurs, immediately stop the movie and exit the DVD/CD-RW application.
IF YOU DO NOT STOP THE OPTICAL DRIVE QUICKLY AND THE LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK ATTEMPTS TO AUTOSUSPEND (CRITICAL BATTERY LOW STATE) THE NOTEBOOK WILL SHUT DOWN IMPROPERLY. IF THIS
OCCURS, YOU WILL NEED TO INSTALL A FRESH POWER SOURCE (EITHER A CHARGED BATTERY OR AC
ADAPTER).
4
Connect an AC Adapter to your system, or install a fully charged battery in the Flexible Bay (after removing any
modular devices that may be present in the bay) prior to removing the main battery.
5
Manually place your notebook into Sleep mode by depressing the Suspend button then replace the discharged
battery with a fully-charged battery.
6
7
If you removed the optical drive from the Flexible Bay in step 4, reinstall it now.
Resume your notebook by pressing the Suspend button again. This step is not required if you attached AC
power without entering Sleep mode.
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8
9
Restart your DVD/CD-RW application and skip to the chapter of the movie you were last watching.
Continue watching your DVD movie.
SOME SHORTER DVD MOVIES MAY NOT REQUIRE YOU TO SWAP BATTERIES OR ATTACH AC POWER TO
COMPLETE THEM. HOWEVER, IT IS BEST TO BE PREPARED SINCE ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WHILE
OPERATING THE OPTICAL DRIVE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
Auto Insert Notification Function
The Auto Insert Notification function allows your LifeBook notebook to automatically start a DVD/CD
as soon as it is inserted in the optical drive and the tray is closed. Your notebook will begin playing an
audio DVD/CD or will start an application if the DVD/CD includes an auto run file.
To prevent a CD from playing automatically as soon as it is inserted, refer to the related help file for your
specific operating system.
Emergency Tray Release
In the event that your system does not
have power applied, you can still open
the media tray using the end of an opened
paper clip. To open the tray, insert the
paper clip into the small emergency tray
release hole on the face of the tray
(Figure 29). The tray will pop open.
Figure 29. Using the Emergency Tray Release
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SD Card
SD Card Slot
Figure 30. Installing an SD Card
Secure Digital (SD)/Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Cards
Your LifeBook notebook supports Secure Digital (SD) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards,
on which you can store and transfer data to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use flash
memory architecture, which means they don’t need a power source to retain data.
Secure Digital (SD) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards allow portable storage among a
variety of devices, such as cell phones, GPS systems, digital cameras, and PDAs. SD/SDHC cards transfer
data quickly, with low battery consumption. It uses flash memory architecture.
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Inserting SD/SDHC Cards
SD and SDHC cards are inserted in the SD Card slot (Figure 30). To insert a card, follow these steps:
• INSERTING OR REMOVING AN SD/SDHC CARD DURING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK’S SHUTDOWN OR
BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND/OR YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
• DO NOT INSERT A CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD
AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD, YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, OR BOTH.
1
See your card manual for instructions on the insertion of your card. Some cards may require that your system
is off while inserting them.
2
3
4
Make sure there is no card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing an SD/SDHC Card.
Insert your card into the slot with the product label facing up.
Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector.
Removing an SD/SDHC Card
To remove a card, first see your SD/SDHC card manual for instructions. Some cards may require your
LifeBook notebook to be in Suspend Mode or Off while removing them. Prior to removing the card from
the slot, first select it using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area. To remove the
card, push it in to release it, then pull it out.
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PC Card
Eject Button
PC Card Slot
Figure 31. Installing/Removing PC Card
PC Cards
Your LifeBook notebook supports Type I and Type II PC Cards which can perform a variety of functions
depending on which type of card you install.
Some available PC Cards:
• Local area network (LAN) cards
• SATA II cards
• Gigabit Ethernet cards
• IEEE1394 cards
• IEEE802.11n cards
• WWAN cards
For further information, refer to the instructions supplied with your card(s).
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Installing PC Cards
To install a PC Card in the PC Card slot, follow these steps:
• INSTALLING OR REMOVING A PC CARD DURING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK’S SHUTDOWN OR
BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND/OR YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK.
• DO NOT INSERT A PC CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE
CARD AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD, YOUR
LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK, OR BOTH.
YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS AN ADMINISTRATOR OR MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATOR’S
GROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE. IF THE COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK, NETWORK
POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE.
1
See your PC Card manual for specific instructions on the insertion of your card. Some PC Cards may require
your notebook to be Off while inserting them.
2
3
4
Make sure there is no PC Card currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing PC Cards.
Insert your PC Card into the slot, with the product label facing up.
Push the card into the slot firmly until it is seated in the opening. You will hear a click and the Eject button will
pop away from your notebook.
Removing PC Cards
See your PC Card manual for specific instructions on removing your card. Some cards may require your
notebook to be in Sleep Mode or Off during removal.
• WINDOWS HAS A SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE FOR PC CARDS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BEFORE
REMOVING A CARD; REVIEW YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT PROCEDURE. IT IS
BEST TO REMOVE DEVICES USING THE
SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE ICON IN THE SYSTEM TRAY.
• IF THE DIALOG BOX STATES THAT THE DEVICE CANNOT BE REMOVED, YOU MUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR
OPEN FILES, CLOSE ANY OPEN APPLICATIONS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
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1
2
Unlock the card from the slot by pressing the eject button. When pressed, the button will pop out.
Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot
allowing you to remove the card.
IF THE PC CARD HAS AN EXTERNAL CONNECTOR AND CABLE, DO NOT PULL THE CABLE WHEN
REMOVING THE CARD.
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Device Ports
Your LifeBook P8020 Series notebook and the optional Port Replicator (see “Port Replicator” on
page 89) come equipped with multiple Device Ports to which you can connect an external device
including: disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc.
Modem (RJ-11) Jack
(Note: The modem is available only on select configurations.) The modem (RJ-11) jack is used for an
internal modem. To connect a telephone cable, follow these steps:
1
2
3
Align the connector with the jack opening.
Push the connector into the jack until it is seated.
Plug the other end of the telephone cable into a
telephone outlet.
To adjust the modem volume, perform the
following steps:
Windows XP:
1
2
3
4
Right click on the Speaker icon in your system tray.
5
Uncheck the Mute box under Phone Balance.
Select Open Volume.
Modem Jack*
Select Option/Properties.
Under “Show the following volume controls”, click
on [Phone] and click [OK].
* Available on select configurations
Figure 32. Connecting the Modem
Windows Vista:
1
2
3
4
Select [Start] -> Control Panel.
Select Classic View in the left pane.
Double-click Phone and Modems.
You may initially need to enter your area code in order to open the Phone and Modem Options window.
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5
6
Select the Modems tab, and click the [Properties] button.
Select the Modem tab and adjust the volume as necessary.
THE INTERNAL MODEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. DO NOT CONNECT THE
INTERNAL MODEM TO A DIGITAL PBX AS IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL MODEM OR
YOUR ENTIRE LIFEBOOK P8020 SERIES NOTEBOOK. CONSULT YOUR PBX MANUFACTURER’S
DOCUMENTATION FOR DETAILS. SOME HOTELS HAVE DIGITAL PBX SYSTEMS. BE SURE TO FIND OUT
BEFORE YOU CONNECT YOUR MODEM.
• THE INTERNAL MODEM IS DESIGNED TO THE ITU V.90 STANDARD. ITS MAXIMUM SPEED OF 53000
FCC, AND ITS ACTUAL CONNECTION RATE DEPENDS ON THE LINE
THE MAXIMUM SPEED IS 33600 BPS AT UPLOAD.
BPS IS THE HIGHEST ALLOWED BY
CONDITIONS.
• THE INTERNAL MODEM ON ALL LIFEBOOK P8020 SERIES NOTEBOOK’S FROM FUJITSU COMPUTER
SYSTEMS CORPORATION ARE CERTIFIED FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.
Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack
The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for an
internal 10/100/1000 BaseTx Ethernet connection.
You will need to configure your notebook to work
with your particular network. (Please refer to your
network administrator for information on your
network configuration.) To connect the LAN cable
follow these easy steps:
1
2
3
Align the connector with the jack opening.
Push the connector into the jack until it is seated.
Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN outlet.
Figure 33. Connecting the LAN
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Docking Port
The docking port is used for the connection of your system to an optional port replicator. In order to
connect your system to one of these devices follow the instructions that came with your port replicator.
(See “Port Replicator” on page 89)
Universal Serial Bus Ports
The three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports
(two on the left side, one on the right) allow
you to connect USB devices such as external
floppy disk drives, external DVD drives, game
pads, pointing devices, keyboards and/or
speakers. USB 2.0 is downward-compatible
with USB 1.1 devices, so older USB devices
will work with these ports. USB 2.0 is a much
faster design, running forty times faster than
USB 1.1.
In order to connect a USB device, follow these
easy steps:
1
2
USB Ports
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is
seated.
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Figure 34. Connecting a USB Device
IEEE 1394 Port
The IEEE 1394 port (also known as “Firewire”
or “iLink”) allows you to connect devices that
are compliant with IEEE standard 1394. This
port is effectively a very fast communications
port. Some digital devices - such as digital
cameras - use IEEE 1394 ports for fast transfer
of digital files and data.
In order to connect an IEEE 1394 device,
follow these steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector i until it is seated.
IEEE 1394 Port
Figure 35. Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device
Microphone Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect an external stereo microphone. Your microphone must be
equipped with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug in order to fit into the microphone jack of your notebook.
In order to connect a microphone follow these easy steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones or powered external speakers to your notebook.
Your headphones or speakers must be equipped with a 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. In order to connect
headphones or speakers follow these easy steps:
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
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IF YOU PLUG HEADPHONES INTO THE HEADPHONE JACK, THE BUILT-IN STEREO SPEAKERS WILL BE
DISABLED.
External Video Port
The external video port allows you to connect
an external monitor or LCD projector. In order
to connect an external device follow these easy
steps:. There is also an external VGA monitor
on the port replicator (Figure 37).
1
2
Align the connector with the port opening.
3
Tighten the two hold-down screws, located on
each side of the connector.
Push the connector into the port until it is
seated.
External Video Port
Figure 36. Connecting an External Video Device
WHEN AN EXTERNAL MONITOR IS PLUGGED IN, PRESSING THE [FN] + [F10] KEYS ALLOWS YOU TO
CHANGE YOUR SELECTION OF WHERE TO SEND YOUR DISPLAY VIDEO. EACH TIME YOU PRESS THE KEY
COMBINATION, YOU WILL STEP TO THE NEXT CHOICE, STARTING WITH THE BUILT-IN DISPLAY PANEL
ONLY, MOVING TO THE EXTERNAL MONITOR ONLY, FINALLY MOVING TO BOTH THE BUILT-IN DISPLAY
PANEL AND AN EXTERNAL MONITOR.
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Port Replicator
An optional Port Replicator is available from Fujitsu to support your LifeBook P8020 Series notebook.
The Port Replicator extends the functionality of your system by providing ports to connect USB devices,
an external monitor, external speaker, DVI-D device, or a LAN device. The Port Replicator connects to
the bottom of your notebook. See “Device Ports” on page 84.
Docking Port
Headphone/
Line-Out Jack
USB 2.0 Ports
LAN (RJ-45) Jack
DVI-D Port
External Monitor Port
DC Power Jack
USB 2.0 Ports
Figure 37. Port Replicator rear panel
Port Replicator Components
Following is a description of the Port Replicator components. (Figure 37)
Headphone/Line-Out Jack
The headphone/line-out jack allows you to connect headphones or powered external speakers to your port
replicator.
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USB 2.0 Ports (Qty. 2)
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports allow you to connect USB devices. USB 2.0 ports are backwardcompatible with USB 1.1 devices.
LAN (RJ-45) Jack
The LAN jack allows you to connect a LAN to the Port Replicator. Note that when the system is attached
to the Port Replicator, the LAN Jack on the Port Replicator should be used, not the one on the system.
DVI-D Port
The DVI-D port lets you to connect digital display devices such flat panel displays and digital projectors.
External Monitor Port
The external monitor port lets you connect an external monitor or projector. Note that if a Port Replicator
is attached, you must use the external monitor port on the Port Replicator, not the one on your system.
DC Power Jack
The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter to power your notebook and charge the internal
Lithium ion battery.
Docking Port
The docking port connects the Port Replicator to your LifeBook notebook.
THE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC
DISCHARGE (ESD). TO MINIMIZE RISK TO THE COMPONENTS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:
• BEFORE DOCKING OR UNDOCKING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK (WHEN USING A PORT REPLICATOR),
IT IS A GOOD PRACTICE TO ALWAYS TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC
ELECTRICITY BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY.
• BE SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
EVEN IF THE SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR SLEEP STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR MEMORY COULD
BE DAMAGED IF POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
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Attaching Port Replicator
To attach the Port Replicator, align the Port Replicator connector on the bottom of your notebook with the
connector on the Port Replicator and push the corners down simultaneously. (Figure 38)
Detaching Port Replicator
To detach the Port Replicator:
1
Pull the Port Replicator’s release latch away from the Port Replicator to release it from your notebook.
(Figure 39)
2
Pull the notebook away from the Port Replicator to detach it from your system. (Figure
Docking
Connector
Figure 38. Attaching
40)
Release Latch
Figure 39. Unlatching
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Figure 40. Removing
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting Your LifeBook
Troubleshooting
There may be occasions when you encounter simple setup or operating problems that you can solve on the
spot, or problems with peripheral devices that can be solved by replacing the device. The information in
this section helps you isolate and resolve some of these straightforward issues and identify failures that
require service.
Identifying the Problem
If you encounter a problem, go through the following procedure before pursuing complex troubleshooting:
1
2
3
Turn off your LifeBook notebook.
4
Make sure that any devices connected to the external connectors are plugged in properly. You can also
disconnect such devices, thus eliminating them as possible causes of failure.
5
6
7
Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at least 10 seconds before you turn it back on.
Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your notebook and to an active AC power source.
Make sure that any card installed in the PC Card slot is seated properly. You can also remove the card from the
slot, thus eliminating it as a possible cause of failure.
Go through the boot sequence.
If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more detailed
troubleshooting information.
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•
IF YOU KEEP NOTES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TRIED, YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP
YOU MORE QUICKLY BY GIVING ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OVER THE PHONE.
•
DO NOT RETURN A FAILED NOTEBOOK TO YOUR SUPPLIER UNTIL YOU HAVE TALKED TO A SUPPORT
REPRESENTATIVE.
8
If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your support
representative:
Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support.
Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support
representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution:
• Product name
• Product configuration number
• Product serial number
• Purchase date
• Conditions under which the problem occurred
• Any error messages that have occurred
• Type of device connected, if any
See the Configuration Label on the bottom of your notebook for configuration and serial numbers.
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Specific Problems
Using the Troubleshooting Table
When you have problems with your LifeBook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem column of the
troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of common causes
for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to correct the
condition under Possible Solutions. All possible causes or solutions may not apply to your notebook.
Troubleshooting Table
Problem
Page
Problem
Page
Audio Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 95
USB Device Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 97
Port Replicator Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 95
PC Card Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 97
Hard Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 95
Power Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 97
Keyboard or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . . . page 96
Shutdown and Startup Problems . . . page 100
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 96
Video Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 100
Modem Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 97
Miscellaneous Problems. . . . . . . . . . . page 102
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Problem
Audio Problems
There is no sound coming
from the built-in speaker.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The volume is turned too low.
Adjust the volume control on your notebook and operating
system. Use the [Fn+F9] key combination on your keyboard
to increase the volume of your notebook.
The software volume control
is set too low.
Manually adjusting the volume (i.e., keyboard "hot keys")
should dynamically adjust the volume of the operating system (see above). If that doesn’t work, adjust the sound volume control settings in your software or application.
Headphones are plugged into
your notebook.
Plugging in headphones disables the built-in speakers.
Remove the headphones.
Software driver is not
configured correctly.
The audio driver can be installed or reinstalled using the
Drivers and Applications CD that came with your LifeBook.
Refer to application and operating system documentation.
The speakers have been
muted using the Volume icon
in the system tray.
Click on the Volume icon in the system tray on the bottom
right of the screen. If the Mute box is checked (Windows XP)
or the Mute icon has a red circle on it (Windows Vista), click
on it to unselect it. You can also press [F3] while holding [Fn]
will toggle the audio on and off.
Port Replicator Problems (optional external device)
System does not turn on
when installed in optional
Port Replicator
Port Replicator AC adapter is
not plugged in.
Provide power to the Port Replicator.
LifeBook is not properly
seated in the Port Replicator.
Remove and re-dock your notebook.
The wrong drive designator
was used by an application
when a bootable disc was
used to start the notebook.
Verify drive designator used by application is in use by the
operating system. When the operating system is booted from
a CD, drive designations are automatically adjusted.
Hard Drive Problems
You cannot access your
hard drive.
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Problem
You cannot access your
hard drive.
(continued)
Possible Cause
Security is set so your
operating system cannot be
started without a password.
Possible Solutions
Verify your password and security settings.
Keyboard or Mouse Problems
The built-in keyboard does
not seem to work.
You have installed an
external keyboard or
mouse, and it does not
seem to work.
You have connected an
external keyboard or a
mouse and it seems to be
locking up the system.
The notebook has gone into
Sleep mode.
Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
Your application has locked
out your keyboard.
Try to use your integrated pointing device to restart your system.
NumLock key has been set.
Press the NumLock key to toggle it off.
Your external device is not
properly installed.
Re-install your device. See “Device Ports” on page 84.
Your operating system is not
set up with correct software
driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation
and activate the proper driver.
Your operating system is not
setup with correct software
driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation
and activate the proper driver.
Your system has crashed.
Try to restart your notebook. I
Your memory upgrade module is not properly installed.
“Memory Upgrade Module” on page 68.
Memory Problems
Your System screen in the
Control Panel does not
show the correct amount
of installed memory.
You have a memory failure.
Remove and re-install your memory upgrade module. See
Check for Power On Self Test (POST) messages. See
“Power On Self Test Messages” on page 103.
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Problem
Modem Problems
Messages about modem
operation.
Possible Cause
Modem operation messages
are generated by whichever
modem application is in use.
Possible Solutions
See your application software documentation for additional
information.
USB Device Problems
You have installed a USB
device. Your LifeBook
notebook does not recognize the device, or the
device does not seem to
work properly.
The device is not properly
installed.
Remove and re-install the device. See “Device Ports” on
page 84.
The device may have been
installed while an application
was running, so the notebook
is not aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your device may not have the
correct software driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct
driver.
Card is not properly installed.
Remove and re-install the card. See “PC Cards” on page 81.
Card may have been installed
while an application was running, so your notebook is not
aware of its installation.
Close the application and restart your notebook.
Your software may not have
the correct driver active.
See your software documentation and activate the correct
driver.
The installed battery is completely discharged or there is
no Power adapter (AC or
Auto/Airline) installed.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence
and condition of the battery. See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 27. Install a charged battery or a Power adapter.
PC Card Problems
A card inserted in the PC
Card slot does not work or
is locking up the system.
Power Failures
You turn on your LifeBook
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
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Problem
You turn on your LifeBook
notebook and nothing
seems to happen.
(continued)
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The battery is installed but is
faulty.
Use the Status Indicator panel to verify the presence and
condition of the battery. See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 27. If the battery indicates a short, remove it and
operate from another power source or replace that battery.
The battery is low.
Check the Status Indicator Panel to determine the presence
and condition of the battery. See “Status Indicator Panel” on
page 27. Use a Power adapter to operate until a battery is
charged or install a charged battery.
The power adapter (AC or
auto/airline) is not plugged in
properly.
Verify that your adapter is connected correctly. See “Power
The power adapter (AC or
auto/airline) has no power
from the AC outlet, airplane
jack, or car cigarette lighter.
Move the AC cord to a different outlet, check for a line switch
or tripped circuit breaker for the AC outlet. If you are using an
auto/airline adapter in a car make sure the ignition switch is
in the On or Accessories position.
The power adapter (AC or
auto/airline) is faulty.
Try a different power adapter.
The power management
parameters are set for auto
timeouts which are too short
for your operating needs.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to
restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. Check your power management settings, or close your applications and go to the Power Options
located in the Control Panel to adjust the timeout values to
better suit your needs.
You are operating on battery
power and ignored a low battery alarm until the battery
was at the dead battery state
and the system has entered
Dead Battery Suspend mode.
Install a power adapter, then push the Power/Suspend/
Resume button. See “Power Sources” on page 45.
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Sources” on page 45.
Problem
Your LifeBook notebook
turns off all by itself.
(continued)
Your notebook will not
work on battery alone.
Possible Cause
You have a battery failure.
Possible Solutions
Verify the condition of the battery using the Status Indicator
panel. If the battery is shorted, replace or remove it. See
“Status Indicator Panel” on page 27.
Your power adapter has failed
or lost its power source.
Make sure the adapter is plugged in and the outlet has
power.
The installed battery is dead.
Replace battery with a charged one or install an AC adapter.
No battery is installed.
Install a charged battery.
The battery is improperly
installed.
Verify that the battery is properly connected by re-installing it.
Your installed battery is faulty.
Verify the condition of the battery using the Status Indicator
panel and replace or remove any batteries that are shorted.
See “Status Indicator Panel” on page 27.
The battery seems to
discharge too quickly.
You are running an application that uses a lot of power
due to frequent hard drive
access or optical drive
access, or use of a modem,
LAN PC card, Wireless LAN,
or Bluetooth device.
Use a power adapter for this application when at all possible.
The power savings features
may be disabled.
Check the Power Options menu settings and adjust according to your operating needs.
The brightness is turned all
the way up.
Turn down the brightness adjustment. The higher the brightness the more power your display uses.
The battery is very old.
Replace the battery.
Battery has been exposed to
high temperatures.
Replace the battery.
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Problem
The battery seems to
discharge too quickly.
(continued)
Possible Cause
The battery is too hot or too
cold.
Possible Solutions
Restore the notebook to normal operating temperature.
Charging icon on the Status Indicator panel will flash when
battery is outside of operating range.
Shutdown and Startup Problems
The Suspend/Resume
button does not work.
The system powers up,
and displays power on
information, but fails to
load the operating system.
An error message is
displayed on the screen
during the boot sequence.
Suspend/Resume
button is disabled.
In Windows XP, enable the button by going to the Control
Panel > Power Options Properties and clicking on the
Advanced tab. In the Power buttons area, select the option
that best suits your needs. In Windows Vista, select the
Change what the power button does” option.
There may be application
software conflict.
Close all applications and try the button again.
The boot sequence settings
of the setup utility are not
compatible with your configuration.
Set the operating source by pressing the [ESC] key while the
Fujitsu logo is on screen or use the [F2] key and enter the
setup utility and adjust the source settings from the Boot
menu. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51.
You have a secured system
requiring a password to load
your operating system.
Make sure you have the right password. Enter the setup utility and verify the Security settings and modify them as
accordingly. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51.
Power On Self Test (POST)
has detected a problem.
See the Power On Self Test (POST) messages to determine
the meaning and severity of the problem. Not all messages
are errors; some are simply status indicators. See “Power
On Self Test Messages” on page 103.
Your notebook appears to
change setup parameters
when you start it.
BIOS setup changes were not
saved when made and you
exited the setup utility.
Make sure you select Save Changes And Exit when exiting
the BIOS setup utility.
The BIOS CMOS hold-up battery has failed.
Contact your support representative for repairs. This is not a
user serviceable part but has a normal life of 3 to 5 years.
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Problem
Video Problems
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
The optional Port Replicator
is attached, an external monitor is plugged in, and the system is set for an external
monitor only.
Pressing [F10] while holding down [Fn] allows you to
change where to send your display video. Each time you
press the combination of keys you will step to the next
choice. The choices, in order are: built-in display, external
monitor, both built-in display and external monitor.
Display angle and brightness
settings are not adequate for
your lighting conditions.
Move the display and the brightness control until you have
adequate visibility. Pressing either the [F6] or [F7] keys while
holding down the [Fn] key also allows you to change the
brightness level of the display.
Power management timeouts
are set for short intervals and
you didn’t see the display go
on and off again.
Press a keyboard button or move the mouse to restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button.
(The display may be shut off by Sleep mode, Auto Suspend
or Video Timeout)
The notebook turned on
with a series of beeps and
the built-in display is blank.
POST test has detected a failure which does not allow the
display to operate.
Contact your support representative.
The display goes blank by
itself after you have been
using it.
The notebook has gone into
Video timeout, Sleep mode,
or Save-to-Disk mode
because you have not used it
for a period of time.
Press a keyboard button or move the mouse to restore
operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. Check your power management settings.
Power management timeouts
may be set for short intervals
and you failed to notice the
display come on then go off.
Press any button on the keyboard, or move the mouse to
restore operation. If that fails, push the Power/Suspend/Resume button. (The display may be shut off by Sleep
Mode, Auto Suspend or Video Timeout)
A foreign object, such as a
paper clip, is stuck between
the display and keyboard.
Remove all foreign objects from the keyboard.
The built-in display is blank
when you turn on your
LifeBook notebook.
The display does not
close.
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Problem
The display has bright or
dark spots.
Possible Cause
Possible Solutions
If the spots are very tiny and
few in number, this is normal
for a large LCD display.
This is normal; do nothing.
If the spots are numerous or
large enough to interfere with
your operation needs.
Display is faulty; contact your support representative.
The application display
uses only a portion of
your screen and is surrounded by a dark frame.
You are running an application that does not support
the system’s native resolution
and display compression is
enabled.
Display compression gives a clearer but smaller display for
applications that do not support the system’s native pixel
resolution. You can fill the screen but have less resolution by
changing display compression settings. These settings can
be changed in the Intel GMA control panel.
You have connected an
external monitor and it
does not display any information.
Your external monitor is not
properly installed.
page 88.
Your operating system is not
setup with the correct software driver for that device.
Check your device and operating system documentation and
activate the proper driver.
You have connected an
external monitor and it
does not come on.
Your external monitor is not
compatible with your LifeBook
notebook.
See your monitor documentation and the External Monitor
Support portions of the Specifications section. See “Specifi-
cations” on page 118.
Application software often has
its own set of error message
displays.
See your application manual and help displays screens for
more information. Not all messages are errors some may
simply be status.
Reinstall your device. See “External Video Port” on
Miscellaneous Problems
Error message is displayed on the screen during the operation of an
application.
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Power On Self Test Messages
The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating
system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error
message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation
both on screen and in the manual. If you can find no reference to the message and its meaning is not clear,
contact your support representative for assistance.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes success-fully tested by the Power On Self Test.
(This can only appear if you have an SRAM PC Card installed.)
*Diskette drive A error or Diskette drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS Power On Self Test diskette tests. Check to see that the drive
is defined with the proper diskette type in the Setup Utility, See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 51. and that
the diskette drive is installed correctly. If the disk drive is properly defined and installed, avoid using it
and contact your support representative.
*Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Extended memory not working or not configured properly. If you have an installed memory upgrade
module, verify that the module is properly installed. If it is properly installed, you may want to check your
Windows Setup to be sure it is not using unavailable memory until you can contact your support
representative.
nnnn Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
*Failing Bits: nnnn The hex number nnnn
This is a map of the bits at the memory address (in System, Extended, or Shadow memory) which failed
the memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit. This is a serious fault that may cause you
to lose data if you continue. Contact your support representative.
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*Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller Failure (where x = 1-4)
The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type identified
in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility
to check for the hard drive type settings and correct them if necessary. If the settings are OK and the
message appears when you restart the system, there may be a serious fault which might cause you to lose
data if you continue. Contact your support representative.
*Incorrect Drive A type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type
identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the
setup utility to correct the inconsistency.
*Incorrect Drive B type – run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup. This means that the floppy disk drive type
identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the
setup utility to correct the inconsistency.
*Invalid NVRAM media type
Problem with NVRAM access. In the unlikely case that you see this message you may have some display
problems. You can continue operating but should contact your support representative for more
information.
*Keyboard controller error
The keyboard controller test failed. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but
may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
*Keyboard error
Keyboard not working. You may have to replace your keyboard or keyboard controller but may be able to
use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
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*Keyboard error nn
BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code for the stuck key. You may have to replace your
keyboard but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative.
*Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup. This error probably means your BIOS is corrupted, run the
setup utility and set all settings to the default conditions. If you still get this error, contact your support
representative.
*Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C: Enter the setup utility and see if both
the fixed disk, and drive A: are properly identified and that the boot sequence is set correctly. Unless you
have changed your installation greatly, the operating system should be on drive C:. If the setup utility is
correctly set, your hard drive may be corrupted.
*Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If
it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it
cannot locate the address, it displays ????. This is a potentially data-destroying failure. Contact your
support representative.
*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the [F2]
key to enter Setup and change any settings.
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*Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used
Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully. The Power On Self Test will load default
values and offer to run Setup. If the previous failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not
corrected, the next boot will likely fail also. If using the default settings does not allow you to complete a
successful boot sequence, you should turn off the power and contact your support representative.
*Real time clock error
Real-time clock fails BIOS test. May require board repair. Contact your support representative.
*Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected. You are risking data
corruption if you continue. Contact your support representative.
nnnn Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
*System battery is dead – Replace and run SETUP
The BIOS CMOS RAM memory hold up battery is dead. This is part of your BIOS and is a board mounted
battery which requires a support representative to change. You can continue operating but you will have
to use setup utility default values or reconfigure your setup utility every time you turn off your notebook.
This battery has an expected life of 2 to 3 years.
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
*System CMOS checksum bad – run SETUP
BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that
changes data stored in BIOS memory. Run Setup and reconfigure the system.
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*System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected. This means that
there is a fault in your built-in memory. If you continue to operate, you risk corrupting your data. Contact
your support representative for repairs.
nnnn System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system memory in kilobytes successfully tested.
*System timer error
The timer test failed. The main clock that operates the computer is faulty. Requires repair of system board.
Contact your support representative for repairs.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks, indicating released segments of the
BIOS memory which may be reclaimed by a virtual memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Restoring Your Pre-installed Software
Packed with your system you will find two discs for recovering your pre-installed software:
• Drivers and Applications Restore Disc
• Recovery and Utility Disc
Drivers and Applications Restore Disc
The Drivers and Applications Restore (DAR) disc included with your system contains sets of device
drivers and Fujitsu utilities (in specific directories) that are unique to your computer configuration.
IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, VISIT THE FUJITSU SUPPORT WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WWW.COMPUTERS.US.FUJITSU.COM/SUPPORT TO CHECK FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION,
DRIVERS AND HINTS ON HOW TO PERFORM RECOVERY AND SYSTEM UPDATES.
Re-installing Individual Drivers and Applications
The Drivers and Applications disc can be used to selectively re-install drivers and/or applications that may
have been un-installed or corrupted.
THERE MAY BE CERTAIN FREE THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS PRE-INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM THAT ARE
DAR DISC. THE LATEST VERSIONS OF THE APPLICATIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE
THIRD-PARTY’S WEBSITE.
NOT ON THE
To re-install drivers and/or applications:
1
Boot up the system and insert the DAR disc after Windows has started. A Fujitsu Installer screen is displayed
after the disc is inserted.
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After reading the License Agreement, click [I agree].
A window will appear containing a list of applications, drivers, and utilities that you can install from the DAR disc.
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THE COMPONENTS LISTED ARE COLOR-CODED IN TERMS OF THEIR INSTALL STATUS. BLUE INDICATES
THAT THE COMPONENT CAN BE INSTALLED. GREEN INDICATES THAT THE COMPONENT NEEDS TO BE
INSTALLED SEPARATELY. GREY INDICATES A COMPONENT THAT IS ALREADY INSTALLED; GREY ITEMS
CAN BE REINSTALLED, BUT PRIOR TO INSTALLATION YOU WILL RECEIVE A REMINDER THAT THE
COMPONENT IS ALREADY INSTALLED.
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In the list, check off all the components you want to install. If you want to install all components, click [Select
All]. Clicking [Select All] will select all of the blue-coded components; you must select grey and green
components separately.
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Once you have selected the components you wish to install, click [Install Selected Subsystems]; the
components will be installed.
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After the components are installed, click [OK], then click [Yes] when asked if you want to reboot the system.
Recovery and Utility disc
The Recovery and Utility disc contains four utilities:
• The Recovery utility allows you to restore the system operating system (OS). The restored OS is
the same one that was originally installed on the hard disk drive. After the OS is restored, you will
need to reinstall the drivers and applications from the Drivers and Applications Restore disc and
from any application discs that were bundled with the system when you purchased it.
• The Hard Disk Data Delete utility on this disc is used to delete all data on your hard disk
and prevent it from being reused. Do not use the Hard Disk Data Delete utility unless you are
absolutely certain that you want to erase your entire hard disk, including all partitions.
• The Partition Creation utility allows you to create a new D: partition or resize existing
partitions on your hard disk. NOTE: Creating or resizing partitions with this utility will cause
all data on the hard disk to be completely erased.
• The Diagnostics utility allows the IT professional to determine device status/condition by
executing diagnostics tests on selected system components.
To use the disc, follow the instructions in the “Using the Recovery and Utility Disc” booklet that is
packaged with the disc.
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Automatically Downloading Driver Updates
Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can
choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system.
The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the
icons to find the correct one). If the icon does not appear in the system tray, go to [Start] -> All Programs,
and click on Fujitsu Driver Update; this will create the icon automatically.
To invoke the FDU menu, right-click on the FDU icon. The menu contains the following items:
Check for updates now
Allows for manual driver update search. The first time it is used, you are prompted to agree to a user
agreement. After clicking on the icon, the FDU automatically connects with the Fujitsu site to check for
updates and downloads them. While downloading, the icon has a red bar through it, indicating that it
cannot be used while the download is in process. When the update is complete, a message appears
informing you of the fact.
Enable Automatic Update Notifications
Automatically searches for new updates on a regular basis (approximately every 3 days).
Show update history
Brings up a screen that displays a history of updates that have been made via the FDU.
About Fujitsu Driver Update
Displays the FDU version number and copyright information.
Fujitsu Driver Update Readme
Displays the FDU readme.
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Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
Caring for your LifeBook Notebook
If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section
provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices.
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IN THE EVENT YOU DROP YOUR NOTEBOOK OR DAMAGE THE HOUSING IN ANY WAY, IMMEDIATELY TURN OFF POWER
AND DISCONNECT THE POWER PLUG. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT, SMOKE, AND/OR FIRE.
CONTACT FUJITSU SERVICE AND SUPPORT BY PHONE AT 1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487), BY EMAIL AT
[email protected], OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.COMPUTERS.US.FUJITSU.COM/SUPPORT
TO LEARN HOW TO GET THE SYSTEM REPAIRED.
THE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD).
TO MINIMIZE RISK TO THE COMPONENTS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:
- BEFORE DOCKING OR UNDOCKING YOUR LIFEBOOK NOTEBOOK (WHEN USING A PORT REPLICATOR), IT IS A
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GOOD PRACTICE TO ALWAYS TOUCH A GROUNDED METAL OBJECT TO DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY BUILT UP
IN YOUR BODY.
- BE SURE TO POWER DOWN YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE ADDING OR REMOVING SYSTEM COMPONENTS. EVEN IF THE
SYSTEM IS IN HIBERNATE OR SLEEP STATES, DATA COULD BE LOST OR MEMORY COULD BE DAMAGED IF POWER
IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE SYSTEM.
- WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING A MEMORY MODULE, HOLD IT BY THE EDGE SO AS NOT TO TOUCH ANY
CONTACTS OR CHIPS. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY INTERNAL COMPUTER TERMINALS OR COMPONENTS;
THE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS COULD CAUSE A SHORT TO THE COMPONENTS.
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ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF MISUSED. OPERATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT OR SIMILAR PRODUCTS,
MUST ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT. DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN ACCESS TO THE INTERIOR OF ANY
ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DO NOT PERMIT THEM TO HANDLE ANY CABLES.
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Your LifeBook notebook is a durable but sensitive electronic device. Treat it with respect and care.
Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable carrying case.
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation instructions closely.
Keep it away from food and beverages.
To protect your notebook from damage and to optimize system performance, be sure to keep all air
vents unobstructed, clean, and clear of debris. This may require periodic cleaning, depending
upon the environment in which the system is used.
• Do not operate the notebook in areas where the air vents can be obstructed, such as in tight
enclosures or on soft surfaces like a bed or cushion.
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Position it so that the liquid can run out.
Let it dry out for 24 hours, or longer if needed.
If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative.
Do not use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool).
Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.
Avoid exposure to sand, dust and other environmental hazards.
Do not expose your notebook to direct sunlight for long periods of time as temperatures above 140°
F (60° C) may damage your notebook.
Keep the covers closed on the connectors and slots when they are not in use.
Do not put heavy or sharp objects on the computer.
If you are carrying your LifeBook notebook in a briefcase, or any other carrying case, make sure
that there are no objects in the case pressing on the lid.
Never position your notebook such that the optical drive is supporting the weight of the notebook.
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Cleaning your LifeBook notebook
• Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.)
• Clean your LifeBook notebook with
/ a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
• Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners.
• Always shut down the computer, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery when cleaning
or disinfecting the computer exterior, keyboard or LCD display.
NOTE: Avoid wetting the thermal suede in all cases.
Cleaning guidelines using recommended off-the-shelf cleaners
Computer exterior, computer keyboard
To clean the exterior and keyboard, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
• 3M CL563 Cleaner Wipes
Note: After cleaning with one of these products, gently polish with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth until the
solution is no longer visible.
LCD display
To clean the LCD display, use one of the following off-the-shelf products:
• Office Depot® #154-616 Notebook Cleaning Kit
• Meridrew Enterprises Klear_Screen® Wipes
* Applies to Tablet PC, convertible PC with LCD shield, and standard notebook LCD displays.
Wipe the LCD surface gently, allowing it to dry before turning on the computer.
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Disinfecting LifeBook computers
Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based germicide
which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA.
• USE OF INCORRECT CLEANERS CAN RESULT IN OPTICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE LCD AND/OR DAMAGE TO
THE COMPUTER.
ALWAYS REFER TO THE CLEANER MANUFACTURER'S GUIDELINES AND MATERIAL
SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR PROPER HANDLING AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS.
• NEVER USE AMMONIA, ACIDIC, OR ALKALINE CLEANERS OR ORGANIC CHEMICALS SUCH AS PAINT
THINNER, ACETONE, PROPYL OR ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, OR KEROSENE. IT MAY DAMAGE SURFACE
FINISHES AND THE COATING OF THE
LCD SCREEN.
• NEVER USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING STYLISTIC AND LIFEBOOK PCS.
Storing your LifeBook notebook
• If storing your notebook for a month or longer, turn your LifeBook notebook off, fully charge the
battery, then remove and store all Lithium ion batteries.
• Store your notebook and batteries separately. If you store your LifeBook with a battery installed,
the battery will discharge, and battery life will be reduced. In addition, a faulty battery might
damage your LifeBook.
• Store your Fujitsu LifeBook in a cool, dry location. Temperatures should remain between 13ºF
(-25ºC) and 140ºF (60ºC).
• ALWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND/OR PACKAGING IT. AFTER SHUTTING
DOWN THE SYSTEM, WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS LED PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF CONDITION (NO LIGHTS
ARE ILLUMINATED).
• IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE
WHEN YOU CLOSE THE LID.
THIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE-OS BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY
SETTINGS OR SOME OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER.
• ATTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE
TO SHOCK OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED.
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Traveling with your LifeBook notebook
• Do not transport your notebook while it is turned on.
• It is recommended that you carry your notebook with you while traveling, rather than checking it
in as baggage.
• Always bring your System Recovery CD that came with your notebook when you travel. If you
experience system software problems while traveling, you may need it to correct any problems.
• Never put your notebook through a metal detector. Have your notebook hand-inspected by security
personnel. You can however, put your notebook through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid
problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of the machine and remove it as soon as
possible or have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. Security officials may
require you to turn your notebook on, so make sure you have a charged battery on hand.
• Take the necessary plug adapters if you're traveling overseas. Check the following diagram to
determine which plug adapter you'll need or ask your travel agent.
Outlet Type
Location
United States, Canada, parts of Latin
America, Mexico, Japan, Korea,
the Philippines, Taiwan
United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Africa
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Outlet Type
Location
Russia and the Commonwealth of
Independent States (CIS), most of
Europe, parts of Latin America,
the Middle East, parts of Africa,
Hong Kong, India, most of South Asia
China, Australia, New Zealand
Batteries
Caring for your Batteries
• Always handle batteries carefully.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object).
Do not carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal
objects. Doing so may cause an explosion or fire.
• Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate or incinerate the battery.
• Recharge batteries only as described in this manual and only in ventilated areas.
• Do not leave batteries in hot locations for more than a day or two. Intense heat can shorten the life
of your battery.
• Do not leave a battery in storage for longer than 6 months without recharging it.
Increasing Battery Life
• Power your LifeBook notebook through the AC or optional auto/airline adapter whenever possible.
• If your notebook is running on battery power all day, connect it to the AC adapter overnight to
recharge the battery.
• Keep brightness to the lowest level comfortable.
• Set the power management for maximum battery life.
• Put your notebook in Sleep mode when it is turned on and you are not actually using it.
• Limit your media drive access.
• Disable the Media Player auto insert notification function.
• Always use fully charged batteries.
• Eject PC Cards when not in use.
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Media Care
Caring for your Media (DVD/CD/CD-R)
Media discs are precision devices and will function reliably if given reasonable care.
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Always handle discs by the edges and avoid touching the surface.
Avoid storing any media discs in extreme temperatures.
Do not bend media discs or set heavy objects on them.
Do not spill liquids on media discs.
Do not scratch or get dust on media discs.
Never write on the label surface with a ballpoint pen or pencil. Always use a felt pen.
If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form
on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room
temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs.
• If a disc is dirty, use only a DVD/CD cleaner or wipe it with a clean, soft, lint free cloth starting
from the inner edge and wiping to the outer edge.
Caring for your Optical Drive
The optional optical drive is durable but you must treat it with care. Pay attention to the following points:
• The drive rotates the compact disc at a very high speed. Do not carry it around or subject it to shock
or vibration with the power on.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it is damp, dusty, or will be exposed to extreme temperatures.
• Avoid using or storing the drive near magnets or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
• Avoid using or storing the drive where it will be subjected to shock or vibration.
• Do not disassemble or dismantle the optical drive.
• Use of a commercially available lens cleaner is recommended for regular maintenance of the drive.
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Chapter 6
System Specifications
Specifications
This section provides the hardware and environmental specifications for your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook.
Specifications of particular configurations will vary.
Configuration Label
The configuration label located on the bottom of your notebook contains specific information regarding the
options you’ve chosen for your notebook. Following is an example configuration label.
Configuration ID
Part Number
Configuration P/N: A0TXXXXXXXXXXXXX
FPC P/N: FPC0XXXXXX
P8020, SU9400, 12.1 WXGA, 1GB, 80G, MODEM/LAN/WLAN, WIN VBE
Memory
Processor
Model #
Screen Size/Type
Communications
Hard Drive
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Operating System
Microprocessor
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo ULV Processor (see the configuration label on the bottom of your system for the
specific processor)
Chipset
• Mobile Intel GS45
• I/O Controller Hub 9 Mobile (ICH9M)
Memory
System Memory
• DDR3-800 MHz SDRAM dual-channel memory module.
• Two DIMM slots; upgradeable to 4 GB of total memory.
Cache Memory
3 MB L2 cache on-die
Video
Built-in color flat-panel TFT active matrix LED backlight display with simultaneous display capability.
Video Color and Resolution
12.1" Wide XGA display
• Internal: 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• External: 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors
• Simultaneous: 1280 x 768, 16M colors
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Video RAM
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD video graphics, with the following amounts of shared
video memory using Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT), as determined by the amount of
system memory:
Operating System
System Memory
Maximum Graphics Memory
Windows Vista
1 GB
271 MB
2 GB
783 MB
3 GB
1295 MB
4 GB
1295 MB
1 GB
512 MB
2 GB
1024 MB
3 GB
1024 MB
4 GB
1024 MB
Windows XP
Audio
• Realtek codec ALC269 with High Definition (HD) audio.
• Headphones: Stereo headphone jack, 3.5 mm, 1 Vrms or less, minimum impedance 32 Ohms
• Microphone: Stereo microphone jack, 3.5 mm, 100 mVp-p or less, minimum impedance 10K Ohms
• Two built-in stereo speakers, 15 mm diameter
• One built-in analog microphone
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Mass Storage Device Options
Hard Drives
• Serial ATA, 150 Mbps data buffer, 5400 rpm, 2.5”, shock-mounted
• 2.5" SATA MLC Solid State Drive (SSD). Capacity will vary, depending upon configuration.
Media Player
Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
Features
Integrated Pointing Device
Touchpad cursor control button
Communications
• Modem (optional)
• Gigabit LAN: Internal wired 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
• WLAN: Optional Integrated Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 (802.11 a/b/g/draft-n), or,
Atheros xspaN AR9280AL1E (AR5BHB92) Half Mini-Card Wireless network card (802.11
b/g/draft-n)
• Bluetooth: Optional Bluetooth device for wireless personal area network communication
Trusted Platform Module
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for added system security.
Theft Prevention Lock
Lock slots for use with security restraint systems.
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Device Ports
On the LifeBook notebook:
• PC Card slot for one Type I or Type II card: PCMCIA Standard 2.1 with CardBus support
• Secure Digital (SD) Card slot
• One 15-pin D-SUB connector for VGA external monitor (see Display specifications)
• Three USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) connectors for input/output devices
• One DC In connector
• One LAN (RJ-45) connector
• One IEEE 1394 connector
• One modem (RJ-11) connector (optional)
• Docking port (50-pin, to dock with port replicator)
• One stereo headphone jack
• One stereo microphone/line-in jack
• Wireless LAN antenna with pre-installed on/off switch
• Optional 1.3 MP web camera
On the Optional Port Replicator:
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Four USB 2.0 connectors for input/output devices
One LAN (RJ-45) connector
One headphone/line-out jack
One DC-in connector
One DVI-D connector
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Keyboard
Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key PS/2 compatible keyboards.
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Function keys: F1 through F12, plus Fn extension key
Two Windows keys: one Start key, one application key
Key pitch: 18 mm; key stroke: 2.0 mm
Left and right buttons
External USB keyboard/mouse support
Power
Batteries
High capacity 6-cell Lithium ion battery, rechargeable, 7.2V, 8700 mAh
AC Adapter
Autosensing 100-240V AC, supplying 16V DC, 3.75A, 60W, to the LifeBook; includes an AC cable
Power Management
Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface).
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Dimensions
Approximately 10.79"(w) x 8.27"(d) x 1.12/1.47”(h) (274.2 mm x 210.1 mm x 28.5/37.4 mm)
Weight
Approximately 2.9 lb (1.32 Kg) with 6-cell battery and optical drive
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Environmental Requirements
Temperature
Operating: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C). Non-operating: 5° to 140° F (–15° to 60° C)
Humidity
Operating: 20% to 85%, relative, non-condensing. Non-operating: 8% to 85%, relative, non-condensing
Altitude
Operating: 10,000 feet (3,048 m) maximum
Popular Accessories
For ordering or additional information on Fujitsu accessories please visit our Web site at
www.shopfujitsu.com or call 1-800-FUJITSU.
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Included Software
Depending on your pre-installed operating system, your notebook comes with software for playing audio
and video files of various formats. In addition there is file transfer software, virus protection software and
Power Management software. The following list indicates the software included with your system.
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Adobe Reader
Norton Internet Security™ 2008 (90-day free trial)
ArcSoft WebCam Companion (on selected models)
Google Desktop
Google Tool Bar
Google Picasa
CyberLink PowerDVD
OmniPass Fingerprint application
Fujitsu Driver Update utility
Microsoft Office Ready with Office Assistant (on selected models)
Microsoft Works 9.0 with Microsoft Home and Student Trial Edition 2007 (on selected models)
Evernote
Roxio Creator LJ
Learning About Your Software
Tutorials
All operating systems and most application software have tutorials built into them upon installation. We
highly recommend that you step through the tutorial before you use an application.
Manuals
Included with your notebook you will find manuals for your operating system and other pre-installed
software. Any manuals that are not included, are available online through the help system of the software.
We recommend that you review these manuals for general information on the use of these applications.
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Adobe Reader
The Adobe Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files from across all of the major
computing platforms.
Norton Internet Security 2008
Your system is preinstalled with a free 90-day trial version of Symantec’s Norton Internet Security™
2007. Norton Internet Security is a suite of tools designed to protect your LifeBook notebook from
computer viruses, hackers, spyware, and spam. It assists in the protection of data currently on your hard
disk from destruction or contamination. The trial version is activated upon your acceptance of software
license agreement. After 90 days, you will need to purchase a subscription from Symantec to download
latest virus, spyware, and spam definitions.
ArcSoft WebCam Companion
(Available on systems with optional built-in webcam) WebCam Companion offers a variety of webcamoptimized functions such as automatically recording movement detected by the cam, launching video chat
sessions, capturing still and video images, and editing photos.
Google Desktop
Google Desktop lets you to search the contents of your computer for emails, web history, and files. It also
allows you to view news and photos from anywhere on your desktop.
Google Picasa
Google Picasa lets you to search for, locate, move and label all of the photos on your computer.
Google Toolbar
Google Toolbar lets you to search the Internet quickly, block pop-ups, and perform a variety of other tasks
to make your Internet experience easier and more pleasant.
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CyberLink PowerDVD
PowerDVD from CyberLink is a versatile DVD player software application. PowerDVD provides highquality video and audio playback on your system.
OmniPass Fingerprint application
The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which provides password management capabilities to
Microsoft Windows operating systems. OmniPass lets you use a "master password" for all Windows,
applications, and on-line passwords, and presents a convenient user interface through which you can
securely manage passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.
Fujitsu Driver Update Utility
The Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility is pre-installed on your system. With FDU, you can choose to
automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. See
“Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 110.
EverNote
EverNote allows you to capture, store and access a variety of documents, such as typed and handwritten
memos, webpage excerpts, emails, phone messages, addresses, passwords, sketches, and documents.
Roxio Creator LJ
Roxio Creator LJ allows you to easily burn CDs and organize, edit and share digital photos, music, data,
and videos.
Microsoft OfficeReady with Office Assistant
With Office Ready PCs it's now even easier to take advantage of Microsoft® Office 2007. The full
versions of Microsoft® Office Basic, Small Business and Professional 2007 are already preinstalled on
your PC, so there’s nothing to install, and all Office Ready PCs give you the option to activate a 60 day
trial of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007! All you need to do is purchase the appropriate Office 2007
license kit which allows you to "un-lock" the full version of Office that you want.
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Fujitsu offers a Media License Kit for Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007. Simply enter your product
key and you’re ready to go!
Another option is to purchase a Microsoft® Office 2007 media-less license kit (MLK) from either your
computer reseller or online from Microsoft within 90 days of the purchase of your computer.
Operating System Options
Depending upon your system, one of the following operating system configurations will be installed:
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
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Glossary
AC Adapter
A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your
LifeBook notebook.
Access point
Wireless network device used to bridge wireless and wired network traffic.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
Active-Matrix Display
A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device for every
pixel on the screen.
Ad Hoc Mode
Ad Hoc Mode refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between
multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access
Points. Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion.
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ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary
phone lines.
AGP
Accelerated Graphics Port. Graphics port specifically designed for graphics-intensive devices, such as
video cards and 3D accelerators.
Auto/Airline Adapter
A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power
outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.
BIOS
Basic Input-Output System. A program and set of default parameters stored in ROM which tests and
operates your LifeBook notebook when you turn it on until it loads your installed operating system
from disk. Information from the BIOS is transferred to the installed operating system to provide it with
information on the configuration and status of the hardware.
Bit
An abbreviation for binary digit. A single piece of information which is either a one (1) or a zero (0).
bps
An abbreviation for bits per second. Used to describe data transfer rates.
Boot
To start-up a computer and load its operating system from disk, ROM or other storage media into
RAM.
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Bus
An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside your LifeBook
notebook.
Byte
8 bits of parallel binary information.
Cache Memory
A block of memory built into the micro-processor which is much faster to access than your system
RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling time faster.
CardBus
A faster, 32-bit version of the PC Card interface which offers performance similar to the 32-bit PCI
architecture.
CD-ROM
Compact disk read only memory. This is a form of digital data storage which is read optically with a
laser rather than a magnetic head. A typical CD-ROM can contain about 600MB of data and is not
subject to heads crashing into the surface and destroying the data when there is a failure nor to wear
from reading.
Channel
Range of narrow-band frequencies used by the WLAN device to transmit data. IEEE802.11b/g - 11
channels, 22 MHz wide channels.
CMOS RAM
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor random access memory. This is a technology for
manufacturing random access memory which requires very low levels of power to operate.
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COM Port
Abbreviation for communication port. This is your serial interface connection.
Command
An instruction which you give your operating system. Example: run a particular application or format
a floppy disk.
Configuration
The combination of hardware and software that makes up your system and how it is allocated for use.
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube. A display device which uses a beam of electronic particles striking a luminescent
screen. It produces a visual image by varying the position and intensity of the beam.
Data
The information a system stores and processes.
DC
Direct current. A voltage or current that does not fluctuate periodically with time.
Default Value
A pre-programmed value to be used if you fail to set your own.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol used to automatically acquire parameters required
for the communication, such as IP address. The sender of IP address is called a DHCP server, and the
receiver is called a DHCP client.
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DIMM
Dual-in-line memory module.
Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is
highly flexible it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter it is commonly
called a diskette.
Disk Drive
The hardware which spins the disk and has the heads and control circuitry for reading and writing the
data on the disk.
Diskette
A floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter.
DMA
Direct Memory Access. Special circuitry for memory to memory transfers of data which do not require
CPU action.
DMI
Desktop Management Interface. A standard that provides PC management applications with a
common method of locally or remotely querying and configuring PC computer systems, hardware and
software components, and peripherals.
DNS
Domain Name System. A function to control the association between the IP address and the name
assigned to the computer. If you do not know the IP address but if you know the computer name, you
can still communicate to that computer.
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DOS
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk Operating System).
Driver
A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices
into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of device in order to produce the desired
results from that particular equipment.
DVMT
Dynamic Video Memory Technology. A video memory architecture that increases the efficiency of the
motherboard by using innovative memory utilization and direct AGP.
ECP
Extended Capability Port. A set of standards for high speed data communication and interconnection
between electronic devices.
Encryption Key (Network Key)
Data encryption key used to encrypt message text and for computing message integrity checks. Data
encryption protects data from unauthorized viewing.
This device uses the same encryption key to encode and decode the data, and the identical encryption
key is required between the sender and receiver.
ESD
Electro-Static Discharge. The sudden discharge of electricity from a static charge which has built-up
slowly. Example: the shock you get from a doorknob on a dry day or the sparks you get from brushing
hair on a dry day.
FCC
Federal Communication Commission.
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Floppy Disk
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which is highly flexible.
GB
Gigabyte. One billion bytes.
Hard drive
A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff.
I/O
Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.
I/O Port
The connector and associated control circuits for data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic
form.
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics. A type of control interface for a hard drive which is inside the hard drive
unit.
IEEE802.11a
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11a devices operate in the
5 GHz lower and middle UNII bands.
IEEE802.11b
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 11 Mbps. 802.11b devices operate in the
2.4 GHz ISM band.
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IEEE802.11g
Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11g devices operate in the
2.4 GHz ISM band.
Infrared
Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light spectrum which is invisible to humans.
Infrastructure
A name of a wireless LAN configuration. This type of communication uses an access point. Another
type of communication is called Ad Hoc.
IP Address
An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol
route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit
numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For
example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address.
Within an isolated network, you can assign IP addresses at random as long as each one is unique.
However, connecting a private network to the Internet requires using registered IP addresses (called
Internet addresses) to avoid duplicates.
The four numbers in an IP address are used in different ways to identify a particular network and a
host on that network. Three regional Internet registries -- ARIN, RIPE NCC and APNIC -- assign
Internet addresses from the following three classes.
Class A - supports 16 million hosts on each of 126 networks
Class B - supports 65,000 hosts on each of 16,000 networks
Class C - supports 254 hosts on each of 2 million networks
The number of unassigned Internet addresses is running out, so a new classless scheme called CIDR
is gradually replacing the system based on classes A, B, and C and is tied to adoption of IPv6.
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IR
An abbreviation for infrared.
IrDA
Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using
infrared as the carrier.
IRQ
Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred
which needs to be processed.
KB
Kilobyte. One thousand bytes.
LAN
Local Area Network. An interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single limited
geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A type of display which makes images by controlling the orientation of
crystals in a crystalline liquid.
Lithium ion Battery
A type of rechargeable battery which has a high power-time life for its size and is not subject to the
memory effect as Nickel Cadmium batteries.
LPT Port
Line Printer Port. A way of referring to parallel interface ports because historically line printers were
the first and latter the most common device connected to parallel ports.
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MAC Address
Media Access Control Address. A unique physical address of a network card. For Ethernet, the first
three bytes are used as the vendor code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining three bytes
are controlled by each vendor (preventing overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique
physical address in the world, being assigned with a different address from other cards. For Ethernet,
frames are sent and received based on this address.
MB
Megabyte. One million bytes.
Megahertz
1,000,000 cycles per second.
Memory
A repository for data and applications which is readily accessible to your LifeBook notebook’s CPU.
MHz
Megahertz.
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard communication protocol for exchange of
information between computers and sound producers such as synthesizers.
Modem
A contraction for MOdulator-DEModulator. The equipment which connects a computer or other data
terminal to a communication line.
Monaural
A system using one channel to process sound from all sources.
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MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit
The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time through the Internet or other networks. You
can set a smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication, if you have difficulty transferring
data due to the fact that the maximum size is too large.
Network key
Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication. The personal computer uses the same
network key both for data encryption and decryption, therefore, it is necessary to set the same network
key as the other side of communication.
Network name (SSID: Service Set Identifier )
When a wireless LAN network is configured, grouping is performed to avoid interference or data theft.
This grouping is performed with “Network name (SSID)”. In order to improve security, the network
key is set allowing no communication unless “Network name (SSID)” coincides with the network key.
NTSC
National TV Standards Commission. The standard for TV broadcast and reception for the USA.
Open system authentication
Null authentication method specified in the 802.11 standard that performs no authentication checks on
a wireless client before allowing it to associate.
Operating System
A group of control programs that convert application commands, including driver programs, into the
exact form required by a specific brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired
results from that particular equipment.
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Partition
A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it
were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating system accordingly.
PCMCIA
PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for
add-in cards for personal computers.
Peripheral Device
A piece of equipment which performs a specific function associated with but not integral to a
computer. Examples: a printer, a modem, a CD-ROM.
Pitch (keyboard)
The distance between the centers of the letter keys of a keyboard.
Pixel
The smallest element of a display, a dot of color on your display screen. The more pixels per area the
clearer your image will appear.
POST
Power On Self Test. A program which is part of the BIOS which checks the configuration and
operating condition of your hardware whenever power is applied to your notebook. Status and error
messages may be displayed before the operating system is loaded. If the self test detects failures that
are so serious that operation can not continue, the operating system will not be loaded.
PPPoE
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. A protocol for Ethernet, using a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP),
which is used for connection on the phone line.
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Program
An integrated set of coded commands to your computers telling your hardware what to do and how
and when to do it.
Protocol
Procedures and rules use to send and receive data between computers.
- Method of sending and receiving data
- Process used to handle communication errors
Conditions required for communication are organized in procedures for correct transfer of
information.
RAM
Random Access Memory. A hardware component of your LifeBook notebook that holds binary
information (both program and data) as long as it has the proper power applied to it.
RAM Module
A printed circuit card with memory and associated circuitry which allows the user to add additional
memory to the computer without special tools.
Reset
The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases all information stored in RAM.
Restart
See Reset.
Resume
To proceed after interruption. In your notebook this refers to returning to active operation after having
been in one of the suspension states.
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ROM
Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the
material. Data stored in this way can not be changed by your notebook and does not require power to
maintain it.
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
Serial Port
A connection to another device through which data is transferred one bit at a time on a single wire with
any other wires only for control of the device not for transfer of data.
Shared key authentication
802.11 network authentication method in which the AP sends the client device a challenge text packet
that the client must then encrypt with the correct WEP key and return to the AP. If the client has the
wrong key or no key, authentication will fail and the client will not be allowed to associate with the
AP. Shared key authentication is not considered secure, because a hacker who detects both the cleartext challenge and the same challenge encrypted with a WEP key can decipher the key.
SSID
Service Set Identifier, a 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over a
WLAN that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to connect to the BSS. The SSID
differentiates one WLAN from another, so all access points and all devices attempting to connect to a
specific WLAN must use the same SSID. A device will not be permitted to join the BSS unless it can
provide the unique SSID. Because the SSID is broadcast in plain text, it does not supply any security
to the network.
Sleep
To make inoperative for a period of time. Your LifeBook notebook uses various suspension states to
reduce power consumption and prolong the charge of your battery.
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Status Indicator
A display which reports the condition of some portion of your hardware. On your LifeBook notebook
this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard.
Stereo (audio)
A system using two channels to process sound from two different sources.
Subnet mask
TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into multiple smaller networks (subnets). IP address
consists of the subnet address and the address of each computer. Subnet mask defines how many bits
of IP address comprise the subnet address. The same value shall be set among computers
communicating with each other.
SVGA
Super VGA.
S-Video
Super Video. A component video system for driving a TV or computer monitor.
System Clock
An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which synchronizes the operation of the system and is counted
to provide time of day and date.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A standard Internet protocol that is most widely
used.
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TFT
Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors
to control each pixel of the display screen individually.
UL
Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety
of devices.
USB
Universal Serial Bus. Standard that allows you to simultaneously connect up to 127 USB devices such
as game pads, pointing devices, printers, and keyboards to your computer.
VRAM
Video Random Access Memory. A memory dedicated to video display data and control.
WFM
Wired for Management is Intel’s broad-based initiative to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of
business computing without sacrificing power and flexibility.
Wi-Fi Compatible
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Identifies that the product has passed the interoperability test, supplied by
the WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance), which guarantees the interoperability of
wireless IEEE 802.11 LAN products. For more information on the Wi-Fi standard, go to the WECA
Web site at: www.wirelessethernet.com.
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network. A wireless interconnection of computers and peripherals within a
single limited geographic location which can pass programs and data amongst themselves.
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Regulatory Information
Notice
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Fujitsu could void this user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
FCC NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limit for class B digital devices, pursuant to
parts 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit than the receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Shielded interconnect cables must be employed with this equipment to ensure compliance with the
pertinent RF emission limits governing this device.
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Notice to Users of the US Telephone Network
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules, and the requirements adopted by ACTA. On the
bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number
and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment; or a product identifier in the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this information or number must be provided to the phone company.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a standard
jack type USOC RJ11C. A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the
ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be
connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
The ringer equivalent number (REN) of this equipment is 0.1B as shown on the label. The REN is used
to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a
telephone may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas,
the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be
connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance
that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn’t practical, the
telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right
to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that
could effect the operation of the equipment. If this happens the telephone company will provide advance
notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please refer to the
manual or contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Customer Service. If the equipment is causing
harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment
until the problem is resolved.
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The equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to
party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service
commission or corporation commission for information).
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation
of this computer does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have any questions about what will disable
alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or
other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly
contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission,
the date an time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entity, or other individual sending
the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual.
DOC (INDUSTRY CANADA) NOTICES
Notice to Users of Radios and Television
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigence du Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur
du Canada.
Notice to Users of the Canadian Telephone Network
NOTICE: This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Technical
Specifications. This is confirmed by the registration number. The abbreviation, IC, before the registration
number signifies that registration was performed based on a Declaration of Conformity indicating that
Industry Canada technical specifications were met. It does not imply that Industry Canada approved the
equipment.
Before connecting this equipment to a telephone line the user should ensure that it is permissible to
connect this equipment to the local telecommunication facilities. The user should be aware that
compliance with the certification standards does not prevent service degradation in some situations.
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Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility.
Any repairs or alterations not expressly approved by Fujitsu or any equipment failures may give the
telecommunication company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment from the telephone
line.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1B. The REN assigned
to each terminal equipment provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices
does not exceed five.
FOR SAFETY, USERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE ELECTRICAL GROUND OF THE POWER UTILITY, THE
TELEPHONE LINES AND THE METALLIC WATER PIPES ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER. USERS SHOULD
NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE SUCH CONNECTIONS THEMSELVES BUT SHOULD CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE
ELECTRIC INSPECTION AUTHORITY OR ELECTRICIAN. THIS MAY BE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN RURAL
AREAS.
Avis Aux Utilisateurs Du Réseau Téléphonique Canadien
AVIS: Le présent matériel est conforme aux spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada applicables au
matériel terminal. Cette conformité est confirmée par le numéro d’enregistrement. Le sigle IC, placé
devant le numéro d’enregistrement, signifie que l’enregistrement s’est effectué conformément à une
déclaration de conformité et indique que les spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada ont été
respectées. Il n’implique pas qu’Industrie Canada a approuvé le matériel.
Avant de connecter cet équipement à une ligne téléphonique, l’utilisateur doit vérifier s’il est permis de
connecter cet équipement aux installations de télécommunications locales. L’utilisateur est averti que
même la conformité aux normes de certification ne peut dans certains cas empêcher la dégradation du
service.
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Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications doivent être effectuées par un service de
maintenance agréé au Canada. Toute réparation ou modification, qui n’est pas expressément approuvée
par Fujitsu, ou toute défaillance de l’équipement peut entraîner la compagnie de télécommunications à
exiger que l’utilisateur déconnecte l’équipement de la ligne téléphonique.
AVIS: L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) du présent matériel est de 0.1B. L’IES assigné à chaque
dispositif terminal indique le nombre maximal de terminaux qui peuvent être raccordés à une interface
téléphonique. La terminaison d’une interface peut consister en une combinaison quelconque de
dispositifs, à la seule condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les dispositifs
n’excède pas 5.
POUR ASSURER LA SÉCURITÉ, LES UTILISATEURS DOIVENT VÉRIFIER QUE LA PRISE DE TERRE DU
SERVICE D’ÉLECTRICITÉ, LES LIGNES TÉLPHONIQUES ET LES CONDUITES D’EAU MÉTALLIQUES SONT
CONNECTÉES ENSEMBLE. LES UTILISATEURS NE DOIVENT PAS TENTER D’ÉTABLIR CES CONNEXIONS
EUX-MÊMES, MAIS DOIVENT CONTACTER LES SERVICES D’INSPECTION D’INSTALLATIONS ÉLECTRIQUES
APPROPRIÉS OU UN ÉLECTRICIEN. CECI PEUT ÊTRE PARTICULIÈREMENT IMPORTANT EN RÉGIONS
RURALES.
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Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide
FCC Regulatory Information
Please note the following regulatory information related to the optional wireless LAN device.
Regulatory Notes and Statements
Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use
Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions, however,
are much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices such as mobile phones. Wireless LAN devices
are safe for use by consumers because they operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and
recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be restricted in some situations or environments, such as:
• On board an airplane, or
• In an explosive environment, or
• In situations where the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful.
In cases in which the policy regarding use of Wireless LAN devices in specific environments is not clear (e.g., airports,
hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial plants, private buildings), obtain authorization to use these devices prior to operating the
equipment.
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Regulatory Information/Disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user
documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved
by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio
or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of connecting
cables and equipment other than those specified by the manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any
interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment. The manufacturer and its authorized
resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failure to
comply with these guidelines.
This device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
For IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN: For operation within 5.15~5.25 GHz frequency range, it is restricted to indoor
environments, and the antenna of this device must be integral.
Federal Communications Commission statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and, (2) This device must
accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
FCC 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. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
it 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 and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
1
2
3
4
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the one the receiver is connected to.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Figure A-1. Ad Hoc Mode Network
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using low power wireless devices. There is no
proof, however, that these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency
energy (RF) in the microwave range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects (by heating tissue), exposure to
low-level RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects. Many studies of low-level RF exposure have not
found any biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been
confirmed by additional research. The wireless LAN radio device has been tested and found to comply with FCC radiation exposure limits
set forth for an uncontrolled equipment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65.
Export restrictions
This product or software contains encryption code which may not be exported or transferred from the US or Canada without
an approved US Department of Commerce export license. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules., as well as ICES
003 B / NMB 003 B. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation.
Modifications not expressly authorized by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp. may invalidate the user's right to operate this
equipment.
Canadian Notice
The device for the 5150 - 5250 MHz band is only for indoor usage to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel
mobile satellite systems.
The maximum antenna gain of 6 dBi permitted (for devices in the 5250 - 5350 MHz, 5470 - 5725 MHz and 5725 - 5825 MHz
bands) to comply with the e.i.r.p. limit as stated in A9.2 of RSS210.
In addition, users are cautioned to take note that high power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority)
of 5250 - 5350 MHz and 5650 - 5850 MHz and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices.
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Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN
This manual describes the procedures required to properly set up and configure the optional integrated
Wireless LAN Mini-PCI device (referred to as "WLAN device" in the rest of the manual). Before
using the WLAN device, read this manual carefully to ensure it's correct operation. Keep this manual
in a safe place for future reference.
Wireless LAN Device Covered by this Document
This document is applicable to systems containing one of the following devices:
• Integrated Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300 (533AN_HMW)
• Atheros AR9280AL1E (AR5BHB92) Half Mini-Card Wireless network card
Characteristics of the WLAN Device
• The WLAN device is a Mini-PCI card attached to the main board of the mobile computer.
• The WLAN device operates in license-free RF bands, eliminating the need to procure an FCC operating
license. The WLAN operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) RF band and the lower,
middle, and upper bands of the 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) bands.
• The Intel WLAN device is capable of four operating modes, IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and
IEEE802.11n (draft); the Atheros device is capable of three operating modes, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g,
and IEEE802.11n (draft)
• The WLAN device is Wi-Fi certified and operates at a the maximum data rate of 540 Mbps (theoretical) in
IEEE802.11n (draft) mode; 54 Mbps in IEEE802.11a or IEEE802.11g mode; and 11 Mbps in IEEE802.11b
mode.
• The WLAN device supports the following encryption methods - WEP, TKIP, CKIP, and AES encryption.
• The WLAN device is compliant with the following standards: WPA, WPA2, CCX1.0, CCX2.0, CCX3.0, CX4.0.
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Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device
Ad Hoc Mode
"Ad Hoc Mode" refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity
between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known
as Access Point(s). Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion.
That is why Ad Hoc networks are also known as peer-to-peer networks. Ad Hoc networks are an easy
and inexpensive method for establishing network connectivity between multiple computers. Ad Hoc
mode requires that the SSID, network authentication, and encryption key settings are identically
configured on all computers in the Ad Hoc network.
Ad Hoc Mode Network
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Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode
Infrastructure mode refers to a wireless network architecture in which devices communicate with
wireless or wired network devices by communicating through an Access Point. In infrastructure mode,
wireless devices can communicate with each other or with a wired network. Corporate wireless
networks operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the WLAN in order to access
services, devices, and computers (e.g., file servers, printers, databases).
Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Network
Internet
ADSL modem,
cable modem,
or similar
Wired LAN
Access Point*
Wireless LAN
*An optional hub for a wired
LAN may be required depending
upon the type of access point used.
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How to Handle This Device
The WLAN device is an optional device that may come pre-installed in your mobile computer. Under
normal circumstances, it should not be necessary for you to remove or re-install it. The Operating
System that your mobile computer comes with has been pre-configured to support the WLAN device.
Wireless Network Considerations
• Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 (533AN_HMW) device supports IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g,
and IEEE802.11n (draft). The Atheros AR9280AL1E (AR5BHB92) Half Mini-Card Wireless network card is
capable of three operating modes, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n (draft)
• The device operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band and the 5 GHz lower and middle UNII bands.
• The maximum range of the WLAN device indoors is typically 80 feet (25 meters). Please note that the
maximum range you achieve may be shorter or longer than 80 feet, depending on factors such as access
point transmit power, number and density of obstructions, or external RF interference.
• Microwave ovens will interfere with the operation of WLAN device as microwave ovens operate in the same
2.4GHz frequency range that IEEE802.11b/g devices operate in. Interference by microwaves does not occur
with IEEE802.11a radio which operates in the 5 GHz RF band.
• Wireless devices that transmit in the 2.4 GHz frequency range may interfere with the operation of WLAN
devices in IEEE802.11b/g modes. Interference symptoms include reduced throughput, intermittent
disconnects, and large amounts of frame errors. It is HIGHLY recommended that interfering devices be
powered off to ensure proper operation of the WLAN
Deactivating the WLAN Device
Deactivation of the WLAN device may be desired in certain circumstances (to extend battery life) or
where certain environments require it (i.e. hospitals, clinics, airplanes, etc.). Fujitsu mobile computers
employ three methods with which to deactivate the WLAN device:
• Using the Wireless On/Off Switch, or,
• In Windows Vista, using the WLAN icon in the taskbar, or,
• In Windows XP, using the Intel PROSet Software.
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Deactivation using the Wireless On/Off Switch
The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by toggling the Wireless On/Off Switch
to the Off position. The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off switch has no effect on systems without
wireless devices.
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch will power off both the optional wireless LAN and Bluetooth devices
at the same time. To enable or disable either one of the devices individually, perform the following steps:
1
2
3
Slide the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch to On position.
4
Click [OK].
In the Control Panel, double-click the Fujitsu Radio Control icon.
In the window that appears, click the button associated with Bluetooth and/or Wireless LAN
Status to enable or disable the individual devices.
Figure 41. Wireless LAN/Bluetooth Switch
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Windows Vista: Deactivation using the icon in the taskbar
Right-click the WLAN icon in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen. Choose Disconnect
from a network.
Windows XP: Deactivation using the Intel PROSet Software
The WLAN device can also be deactivated in Windows using the Intel PROSet Software. The
procedure to accomplish this:
1
2
Click [Start] > All Programs.
3
At the bottom left corner of the window, select Wireless Off from the dropdown list.
Select Intel ProSet Wireless, then click on Intel ProSet Wireless from the menu that appears. The Intel ProSet
Wireless utility will be displayed.
Activating the WLAN Device
Activation of the WLAN device can be accomplished using the same methods as the deactivation
process
• Using the Wireless On/Off Switch
• In Windows XP, using the Intel PROSet Software.
• In Windows Vista, by right-clicking the WLAN icon then clicking “Connect to a network”
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Configuring the Wireless LAN
The optional WLAN device can be configured to establish wireless network connectivity using the
software that is built into Windows Vista. Support for most industry standard security solutions is
contained in this software.
Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network
administrator for these parameters:
Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista
1
2
Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.
3
4
5
Select “Manage wireless networks” from the left panel.
6
Enter the required information. It may be necessary to consult with your network administrator for some of the
information.
7
In the event you require assistance, go to the Network and Sharing Center window ([Start] > Control Panel >
Network and Sharing Center), and type in relevant keywords in the Search box.
If the Control Panel is not in Classic View, select Classic View from the left panel. Double-click the Network and
Sharing Center icon.
Click on the [Add] button.
Depending upon what type of connection you would like to make, make a selection. For an infrastructure
network, select “Manually create a network profile. For ad hoc network, select “Create an ad hoc network”.
Connecting to a Network
After you have configured your computer, you can connect to an active network by performing the
following steps:
1
2
3
Click on the WLAN icon in the system tray.
Select “Connect to a network”.
Select a network from the list that appears, and click the [Connect] button.
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Configuring the WLAN Using Windows XP
Procedure
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.
8
In the event you require assistance, go to [Start] > Help and Support > Networking and the Web. Select the
main topic in which you are interested, then type in relevant keywords in the Search box.
If the Control Panel is not in Classic View, select Classic View from the left panel.
Double-click on the Wireless Network Connection icon.
Choose a wireless network.
Click [Connect].
Enter the Network Key, if required.
Enter any required information. It may be necessary to consult with your network administrator for some of the
information.
Connection to the network
After you have configured your computer, you can connect to an active network by clicking on the
Wireless Network icon in the system tray:
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Troubleshooting the WLAN
Troubleshooting
Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described
in the following table. If you are unfamiliar with the steps required, consult your System Administrator or
go to [Start] > Help and Support > Networking and the Web
Problem
Unavailable
network
connection
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Incorrect network
name (SSID) or
network key
Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s) and
network keys (WEP) of all computers to be connected have been
configured correctly. SSID’s and WEP key values must be identical on
each machine.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: set network name (SSID)
and network key to the same values as those of the access point.
Set the Network Authentication value identically to that of the Access
Point. Consult your network administrator for this value, if necessary.
Weak received
signal strength
and/or link quality
Ad hoc connection: Retry connection after shortening the distance to
the destination computer or removing any obstacles for better sight.
The WLAN device
has been
deactivated or
disabled
Check if the wireless switch is turned On. In Windows XP, go to [Start] >
Control Panel> Network Connections and right-click on Wireless
Network Connection. If Enable appears at the top of the menu, click
it to enable the device. In Windows Vista, go to [Start] > Control Panel,
and double-click on Windows Mobility Center. If the wireless network
is off, click the [Turn wireless on] button.
Access Point (Infrastructure) connection: Retry connection after
shortening the distance to the access point or removing any obstacles
for better sight.
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Problem
Unavailable
network
connection
(continued)
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The computer to
be connected is
turned off
Check if the computer to be connected is turned ON.
RF interference
from Access
Points or other
wireless networks
The use of identical or overlapping RF channels can cause interference
with the operation of the WLAN device. Change the channel of your
Access Point to a channel that does not overlap with the interfering
device.
Wireless network
authentication has
failed
Re-check your Network Authentication, Encryption, and Security
settings. Incorrectly configured security settings such as an incorrectly
typed WEP key, a mis-configured LEAP username, or an incorrectly
chosen authentication method will cause the LAN device to associate
but not authenticate to the wireless network.
Incorrectly
configured
network settings
Recheck the configuration of your network settings.
Incorrect IP
address
configuration
This only applies to networks using static IP addresses. Please contact
your network administrator for the correct settings.
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WLAN Specifications
Specifications
Item
Specification
Type of network
The Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300 (533AN_HMW) WLAN device conforms to IEEE 802.11a,
802.11b/g, and 802.11n (draft), Wi-Fi based*. The Atheros AR9280AL1E (AR5BHB92) Half
Mini-Card Wireless network card is capable of three operating modes, IEEE802.11b,
IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n (draft)
Transfer rate
(Automatic switching) 54 Mbps maximum data rate (IEEE802.11n rates to be determined)
Active frequency
•
•
•
802.11n: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
802.11b/g: 2400~2473 MHz
802.11a: 4900 ~ 5850 MHz
Typical operating
distances**
•
•
•
•
802.11a: 40 ft. (12 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 6 Mbps
802.11b: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 11 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11g: 100 ft. (30 m) @ 54 Mbps; 300 ft. (91 m) @ 1 Mbps
802.11n: Estimated double the operating distance of 802.11g and 802.11a in their
respective frequencies.
Number of channels
•
•
•
802.11a: 8 independent channels
802.11b/g: 11 channels, 3 non-overlapping channels
802.11n: 2.4 GHz - 3 non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is not used; 2
non-overlapping channels when Channel Bonding is used.5 GHz - 12 non-overlapping
UNII channels with or without Channel Bonding
Security
•
•
Encryption Types - WEP, TKIP, AES***; WPA 1.0 compliant
Encryption Keylengths Supported: 64 bits and 128 bits; 802.1x/EAP
Maximum recommended
number of computers to be
connected over wireless
LAN (ad hoc connection)
10 units or less ****
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* “Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of
wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed.
** The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls, reflective
material, or interference from external RF sources.
*** Encryption with network key (WEP) is performed using the above number of bits, however, users can set 40 bits/ 104
bits after subtracting the fixed length of 24 bits.
**** Depending on practical environments, the allowable number of computers to be connected may be decreased.
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Using the Bluetooth Device
The Integrated Bluetooth module (EYSMJCSFX) is an optional device available for Fujitsu mobile
computers.
What is Bluetooth
Bluetooth technology is designed as a short-range wireless link between mobile devices, such as laptop
computers, phones, printers, and cameras. Bluetooth technology is used to create Personal Area Networks
(PANs) between devices in short-range of each other.
THE WIRELESS LAN/BLUETOOTH ON/OFF SWITCH WILL POWER OFF BOTH THE OPTIONAL WIRELESS
LAN AND BLUETOOTH DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME. TO ENABLE OR DISABLE EITHER ONE OF THE
DEVICES INDIVIDUALLY, PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1 Slide the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch to On position.
2 In the Control Panel, click the button associated with Bluetooth and/or Wireless LAN Status to
enable or disable the individual devices.
3 Click [OK].
Where to Find Information About Bluetooth
The Bluetooth module contains a comprehensive Help user’s guide to assist you in learning about
operation of the Bluetooth device.
Windows XP: To access the Help file, click [Start] > All Programs, and click on Toshiba. Select
Bluetooth, then select User’s Guide.
Windows Vista: To access the Help file, click [Start] > All Programs, and click on Bluetooth, then select
User’s Guide.
For additional information about Bluetooth Technology, visit the Bluetooth Web site at:
www.bluetooth.com.
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FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
The Bluetooth antenna is located on the front edge of the right palm rest and is exempt from minimum
distance criteria due to its low power.
The transmitters in this device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
Canadian Notice
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and
away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed
outdoors is subject to licensing.
Warranty
Users are not authorized to modify this product. Any modifications invalidate the warranty.
This equipment may not be modified, altered, or changed in any way without signed written permission
from Fujitsu. Unauthorized modification will void the equipment authorization from the FCC and
Industry Canada and the warranty.
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Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device
Introducing the Fingerprint Sensor Device
Your system has a fingerprint sensor device at the bottom left below the display screen.
Fingerprint Sensor Device
Backward Swipe
Figure 42. Fingerprint sensor
With a fingerprint sensor, you can avoid having to enter a username and password every time you want to:
• Log onto Windows
• Resume from sleep mode
• Cancel a password-protected screen saver
• Log into websites that require a username and password
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After you have “enrolled” - or registered - your fingerprint, you can simply swipe your fingertip over the
sensor for the system recognize you.
The fingerprint sensor uses Softex OmniPass which provides password management capabilities to
Microsoft Windows operating systems. OmniPass enables you to use a "master password" for all
Windows, applications, and on-line passwords.
OmniPass requires users to authenticate themselves using the fingerprint sensor before granting access to
the Windows desktop. This device results in a secure authentication system for restricting access to your
computer, applications, web sites, and other password-protected resources.
OmniPass presents a convenient graphical user interface, through which you can securely manage
passwords, users, and multiple identities for each user.
Getting Started
This section guides you through the preparation of your system for the OmniPass fingerprint recognition
application. You will be led through the OmniPass installation process. You will also be led through the
procedure of enrolling your first user into OmniPass.
Installing OmniPass
If OmniPass has already been installed on your system, skip this section and go directly to “User
Enrollment” on page 171. You can determine whether OmniPass has already been installed by checking
to see if the following are present:
• The gold key-shaped OmniPass icon in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen.
• The Softex program group in the Programs group of the Start menu
System Requirements
The OmniPass application requires space on your hard drive; it also requires specific Operating Systems
(OS’s). The minimum requirements are as follows:
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• Windows XP Professional operating system
• At least 35 MB available hard disk space
Installing the OmniPass Application
If OmniPass is already installed on your system, go to “User Enrollment” on page 171. Otherwise
continue with this section on software installation.
•
INSTALLATION OF THE APPLICATION REQUIRES THAT YOU HAVE AN EXTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE ATTACHED TO
YOUR SYSTEM.
•
FOR INSTALLATION, OMNIPASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER INSTALLING OMNIPASS HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE
PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM. IF YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES, LOG OUT
AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH OMNIPASS INSTALLATION.
To install OmniPass on your system you must:
1
Insert the installation media for the OmniPass application into the appropriate drive. If you are installing from
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, you must find and launch the OmniPass installation program (setup.exe) from the
media.
2
Follow the directions provided in the OmniPass installation program. Specify a location to which you would like
OmniPass installed. It is recommended that you NOT install OmniPass in the root directory (e.g. C:\).
3
Once OmniPass has completed installation you will be prompted to restart you system. Once your system has
rebooted you will be able to use OmniPass. If you choose not to restart immediately after installation, OmniPass
will not be available for use until the next reboot.
4
The installation program automatically places an icon (Softex OmniPass) in the Windows Control Panel as well
as a golden key shaped icon in the taskbar.
Verifying Information about OmniPass
After you have completed installing OmniPass and restarted your system, you may wish to check the
version of OmniPass on your system.
To check the version information of OmniPass:
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1
From the Windows Desktop, double-click the key-shaped OmniPass icon in the taskbar (usually located in the
lower right corner of the screen),
or,
Click the Start button, select Settings, and click Control Panel (if you are using Windows XP you will see the
Control Panel directly in the Start menu; click it, then click Switch to Classic View). Double-click Softex
OmniPass in the Control Panel, and the OmniPass Control Center will appear. If it does not appear, then the
program is not properly installed,
or,
Click the Start button, select Programs, and from the submenu select the Softex program group, from that
submenu click OmniPass Control Center.
2
Select the About tab at the top of the OmniPass Control Panel. The About tab window appears with version
information about OmniPass.
Uninstalling OmniPass
FOR UNINSTALLATION, OMNIPASS REQUIRES THAT THE USER UNINSTALLING OMNIPASS HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES TO THE SYSTEM. IF YOUR CURRENT USER DOES NOT HAVE
ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES, LOG OUT AND THEN LOG IN WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR USER BEFORE
PROCEEDING WITH OMNIPASS UNINSTALLATION.
To remove the OmniPass application from your system:
1
2
3
4
5
Click Start on the Windows taskbar. Select Settings, and then Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Select OmniPass, and then click Change/Remove.
Follow the directions to uninstall the OmniPass application.
Once OmniPass has finished uninstalling, reboot your system when prompted.
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User Enrollment
Before you can use any OmniPass features you must first enroll a user into OmniPass.
Master Password Concept
Computer resources are often protected with passwords. Whether you are logging into your computer,
accessing your email, e-banking, paying bills online, or accessing network resources, you often have to
supply credentials to gain access. This can result in dozens of sets of credentials that you have to
remember.
During user enrollment a "master password” is created for the enrolled user. This master password
“replaces” all other passwords for sites you register with OmniPass.
Example: A user, John, installs OmniPass on his system (his home computer) and enrolls an OmniPass
user with username “John_01” and password “freq14”. He then goes to his webmail site to log onto his
account. He inputs his webmail credentials as usual (username “John_02” and password “lifebook”), but
instead of clicking [Submit], he directs OmniPass to Remember Password. Now whenever he returns to
that site, OmniPass will prompt him to supply access credentials.
John enters his OmniPass user credentials (“John_01” and “freq14”) in the OmniPass authentication
prompt, and he is allowed into his webmail account. He can do this with as many web sites or password
protected resources he likes, and he will gain access to all those sites with his OmniPass user credentials
(“John_01” and “freq14”). This is assuming he is accessing those sites with the system onto which he
enrolled his OmniPass user. OmniPass does not actually change the credentials of the password protected
resource. If John were to go to another computer without he OmniPass account to access his webmail, he
would need to enter his original webmail credentials (“John_02” and “lifebook”) to gain access. If he
attempts his OmniPass user credentials on a system other than a system he’s enrolled on, he will not gain
access.
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THE ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE ASSUMES YOU HAVE NO HARDWARE AUTHENTICATION DEVICES OR
ALTERNATE STORAGE LOCATIONS THAT YOU WISH TO INTEGRATE WITH OMNIPASS. IF YOU DESIRE
SUCH FUNCTIONALITY, CONSULT THE APPROPRIATE SECTIONS OF THIS DOCUMENT.
Basic Enrollment
The Enrollment Wizard will guide you through the process of enrolling a user. Unless you specified
otherwise, after OmniPass installation the Enrollment Wizard will launch on Windows login. If you do
not see the Enrollment Wizard, you can bring it up by clicking Start on the Windows taskbar; select
Programs; select Softex; click OmniPass Enrollment Wizard.
1
Click Enroll to proceed to username and password verification. By default, the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard
enters the credentials of the currently logged in Windows user.
2
Enter the password you use to log in to Windows. This will become the “master password” for this OmniPass
user. In most cases, the Domain: value will be your Windows computer name. In a corporate environment, or
when accessing corporate resources, the Domain: may not be your Windows computer name. Click [Next] to
continue.
3
In this step OmniPass captures your fingerprint. Refer to “Enrolling
additional information.
4
Next, choose how OmniPass notifies you of various events. We recommend you keep Taskbar Tips on
Beginner mode taskbar tips and Audio Tips on at least Prompt with system beeps only until you get
accustomed to how OmniPass operates. Click [Next] to proceed with user enrollment. You will then see a
Congratulations screen indicating your completion of user enrollment.
5
Click [Done] to exit the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. You will be asked if you’d like to log in to OmniPass with
your newly enrolled user; click [Yes].
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a Fingerprint” on page 173 for
Enrolling a Fingerprint
Enrolling a fingerprint will increase the security of your system and streamline the authentication
procedure.
You enroll fingerprints in the OmniPass Control Center. With an OmniPass user logged in, double-click
the system tray OmniPass icon. Select the User Settings tab and click Enrollment under the User
Settings area. Click Enroll Authentication Device and authenticate at the authentication prompt to start
device enrollment.
1
During initial user enrollment, you will be prompted to select the finger you wish to enroll. Fingers that have
already been enrolled will be marked by a green check. The finger you select to enroll at this time will be marked
by a red arrow. OmniPass will allow you re-enroll a finger. If you choose a finger that has already been enrolled
and continue enrollment, OmniPass will enroll the fingerprint, overwriting the old fingerprint. Select a finger to
enroll and click [Next].
2
It is now time for OmniPass to capture your selected fingerprint. It may take a several capture attempts before
OmniPass acquires your fingerprint. Should OmniPass fail to acquire your fingerprint, or if the capture screen
times out, click [Back] to restart the fingerprint enrollment process.
Your system has a “swipe” fingerprint sensor. A swipe sensor is small and resembles a skinny elongated
rectangle. To capture a fingerprint, gently swipe or pull your fingertip over the sensor (starting at the second
knuckle) towards yourself. Swiping too fast or too slow will result in a failed capture. The Choose Finger
screen has a [Practice] button; click it to practice capturing your fingerprint. When you are comfortable with how
your fingerprint is captured, proceed to enroll a finger.
3
Once OmniPass has successfully acquired the fingerprint, the Verify Fingerprint screen will automatically
appear. To verify your enrolled fingerprint, place your fingertip on the sensor and hold it there as if you were
having a fingerprint captured. Successful fingerprint verification will show a green fingerprint in the capture
window and the text Verification Successful under the capture window.
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Using OmniPass
You are now ready to begin using OmniPass. Used regularly, OmniPass will streamline your
authentications.
Password Replacement
You will often use the password replacement function. When you go to a restricted access website (e.g.,
your bank, your web-based email, online auction or payment sites), you are always prompted to enter your
login credentials. OmniPass can detect these prompts and you can teach OmniPass your login credentials.
The next time you go to that website, you can authenticate with your fingerprint to gain access.
OmniPass Authentication Toolbar
After installing OmniPass and restarting, you will notice a dialog you have not seen before at Windows
Logon. This is the OmniPass Authentication Toolbar, and it is displayed whenever the OmniPass
authentication system is invoked. The OmniPass authentication system may be invoked frequently: during
Windows Logon, during OmniPass Logon, when unlocking your workstation, when resuming from sleep
or hibernate, when unlocking a password-enabled screensaver, during password replacement for
remembered site or application logins, and more. When you see this toolbar, OmniPass is prompting you
to authenticate.
The Logon Authentication window indicates what OmniPass-restricted function you are attempting. The
icons in the lower left (fingerprint and key) show what authentication methods are available to you.
Selected authentication methods are highlighted while unselected methods are not. When you click the
icon for an unselected authentication method, the authentication prompt associated with that method is
displayed.
When prompted to authenticate, you must supply the appropriate credentials: an enrolled finger for the
fingerprint capture window or your master password for the master password prompt (the key icon).
Remembering a Password
OmniPass can remember any application, GUI, or password protected resource that has a password
prompt.
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Using the following procedure, you can store a set of credentials into OmniPass. These credentials will
then be linked to your “master password” or fingerprint.
Go to a site that requires a login (username and password), but do not log in yet. At the site login prompt,
enter your username and password in the prompted fields, but do not enter the site (do not hit [Enter],
[Submit], [OK], or Login). Right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and select Remember Password
from the submenu. The Windows arrow cursor will change to a golden key OmniPass cursor. Click the
OmniPass cursor in the login prompt area, but don’t click [Login] or [Submit].
Associating a Friendly Name
After clicking the OmniPass key cursor near the login prompt, OmniPass will prompt you to enter a
“friendly name” for this site. You should enter something that reminds you of the website, the company,
or the service you are logging into. In its secure database, OmniPass associates this friendly name with
this website.
Additional Settings for Remembering a Site
When OmniPass prompts you to enter a “friendly name” you also have the opportunity to set how
OmniPass authenticates you to this site. There are three effective settings for how OmniPass handles a
remembered site.
The default setting is Automatically click the “OK” or “Submit” button for this password protected
site once the user is authenticated. With this setting, each time you navigate to this site OmniPass will
prompt you for your master password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated
with OmniPass, you will automatically be logged into the site.
Less secure is the option to Automatically enter this password protected site when it is activated. Do
not prompt for authentication. Check the upper box to get this setting, and each time you navigate to
this site OmniPass will log you into the site without prompting you to authenticate.
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THIS SETTING IS MORE CONVENIENT IN THAT WHENEVER YOU GO TO A SITE REMEMBERED WITH THIS
SETTING, YOU WILL BYPASS ANY AUTHENTICATION PROCEDURE AND GAIN INSTANT ACCESS TO THE
SITE. BUT SHOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR SYSTEM UNATTENDED WITH YOUR OMNIPASS USER LOGGED IN,
ANYONE USING YOUR SYSTEM CAN BROWSE TO YOUR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITES AND GAIN
AUTOMATIC ACCESS.
If you uncheck both boxes in Settings for this Password Site, OmniPass will prompt you for your master
password or fingerprint authentication device. Once you have authenticated with OmniPass your
credentials will be filled in to the site login prompt, but you will have to click the website [OK], [Submit],
or [Login] button to gain access to the site.
Click Finish to complete the remember password procedure. The site location, the credentials to access
the site, and the OmniPass authentication settings for the site are now stored in the OmniPass secure
database. The OmniPass authentication settings (Settings for this Password Site) can always be changed
in Vault Management.
Logging in to a Remembered Site
Whether or not OmniPass prompts you to authenticate when you return to a remembered site is determined
by Settings for this Password Site and can be changed in Vault Management.
The following cases are applicable to using OmniPass to login to: Windows, remembered web sites, and
all other password protected resources.
With Master Password
Once you return to a site you have remembered with OmniPass, you may be presented with a master
password prompt. Enter your master password and you will be allowed into the site.
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Logging into Windows with a Fingerprint Device
When logging into Windows with a fingerprint device, the fingerprint capture window will now appear
next to the Windows Login screen. Place your enrolled fingertip on the sensor to authenticate. You will
be simultaneously logged into Windows and OmniPass. The capture window will also appear if you have
used Ctrl-Alt-Del to lock a system, and the fingerprint device can be used to log back in as stated above.
IF A MACHINE IS LOCKED AND OMNIPASS DETECTS A DIFFERENT USER LOGGING BACK IN WITH A
FINGERPRINT, THE FIRST USER WILL BE LOGGED OUT AND THE SECOND USER LOGGED IN.
In Windows XP, your login options must be set either for classic login, or for fast user switching and logon
screen to be enabled to use your fingerprint to log on to Windows. To change this go to Control Panel,
select User Accounts and then click Change the way users log on or off. If your Windows screensaver
is password protected, the fingerprint capture window will now appear next to screensaver password
dialog during resume. You can authenticate to your screensaver password prompt with your enrolled
finger.
Password Management
OmniPass provides an interface that lets you manage your passwords. To access this GUI, double-click
the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click Vault Management; you will be prompted to authenticate.
Once you gain access to Vault Management, click Manage Passwords under Vault Settings. You will
see the Manage Passwords interface, with a list of friendly names.
You can view the credentials stored for any remembered website by highlighting the desired resource
under Password Protected Dialog and clicking Unmask Values. Should a password be reset, or an
account expire, you can remove stored credentials from OmniPass. Highlight the desired resource under
Password Protected Dialog and click Delete Page. You will be prompted to confirm the password
deletion.
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The two check boxes in Manage Passwords govern whether OmniPass prompts you to authenticate or
directly logs you into the remembered site.
OmniPass will overwrite an old set of credentials for a website if you attempt to use Remember
Password on an already remembered site.
The exception to the above rule is when resetting the Windows password. If your password is reset in
Windows, the next time you login to Windows, OmniPass will detect the password change and prompt
you to “Update” or “Reconfirm” the password with OmniPass. Enter your new Windows password in the
prompt and click OK. Your OmniPass "master password" will still be your Windows password.
OmniPass User Identities
Identities allow OmniPass users to have multiple accounts to the same site (e.g., [email protected] and
[email protected]). If OmniPass did not provide you identities, you would be limited to
remembering one account per site.
To create and manage identities, double-click the OmniPass key in the system tray. Click Vault
Management; OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Once you gain access to Vault Management,
click Manage Identities under Vault Settings. You can only manage the identities of the currently logged
in OmniPass user
To add a new identity, click New Identity or double-click Click here to add a new identity. Name the
new identity and click [OK], then click [Apply]. You can now switch to the new identity and start
remembering passwords.
To delete an identity, highlight the identity you want to delete and click [Delete Identity], then click
[Apply].
WHEN YOU DELETE AN IDENTITY, ALL OF ITS ASSOCIATED REMEMBERED SITES AND PASSWORD
PROTECTED DIALOGS ARE LOST.
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To set the default identity, highlight the identity you want as default and click [Set as Default]; click
[Apply] to ensure the settings are saved. If you log in to OmniPass with a fingerprint device, you will
automatically be logged in to the default identity for that OmniPass user. You can choose the identity with
which you are logging in if you login using "master password".
Choosing User Identity during Login
To choose your identity during login, type your username in the User Name: field. Press [Tab] and see
that the Domain: field self-populates. Click the Password: field to bring the cursor to it, and you will see
the pull-down menu in the Identity: field. Select the identity to login as, then click OK.
Switch User Identity
To switch identities at any time, right-click the OmniPass system tray icon and click Switch User Identity
from the submenu. The Switch Identity dialog will appear. Select the desired identity and then click OK.
Identities and Password Management
On the Manage Passwords interface of the Vault Management tab of the OmniPass Control Center,
there is a pull-down selection box labeled, Identity. This field lets you choose which identity you are
managing passwords for. When you select an identity here, only those password protected dialogs that are
associated with that identity are shown. You can perform all the functions explained in “Password
Management” on page 177.
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Configuring OmniPass
This section gives an overview of both the Export/Import function and the OmniPass Control Center.
Exporting and Importing Users
YOU CANNOT IMPORT A USER INTO OMNIPASS IF THERE ALREADY IS A USER WITH THE SAME NAME
ENROLLED IN OMNIPASS.
Using OmniPass Control Center, you can export and import users in and out of OmniPass. The export
process backs up all remembered sites, credentials, and enrolled fingerprints for an OmniPass user. All
OmniPass data for a user is backed up to a single encrypted database file. During the import process, the
Windows login of the exported user is required. If the proper credentials cannot be supplied, the user
profile will not be imported.
•
YOU SHOULD PERIODICALLY EXPORT YOUR USER PROFILE AND STORE IT IN A SAFE PLACE. IF ANYTHING
OMNIPASS PROFILE TO A NEW SYSTEM AND HAVE ALL
YOUR REMEMBERED SETTINGS AND FINGERPRINTS INSTANTLY.
HAPPENS TO YOUR SYSTEM, YOU CAN IMPORT YOUR
•
YOU DON'T FORGET THE WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS WHEN EXPORTING. WHEN YOU EXAMINE THE IMPORTATION, YOU
THE CREDENTIALS THAT WILL ALLOW A USER PROFILE TO BE IMPORTED ARE THE
WINDOWS LOGIN CREDENTIALS OF THE EXPORTED USER. THEY ARE THE CREDENTIALS THAT HAD TO BE SUBMITTED WHEN
THE USER PROFILE WAS EXPORTED. YOU WILL NEED USER NAME, PASSWORD, AND DOMAIN.
ARE PROMPTED FOR AUTHENTICATION.
Exporting an OmniPass User Profile
To export a user, open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under Manage
Users.
Click Exports an OmniPass user profile. OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Upon successfully
authentication, you must name the OmniPass user profile and decide where to save it. An .opi file is
generated, and you should store a copy of it in a safe place.
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This .opi file contains all your user specific OmniPass data, and it is both encrypted and password
protected. This user profile does NOT contain any of your encrypted data files.
Importing an OmniPass User Profile
To import an OmniPass user open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under
Manage Users. Click Imports a new user into OmniPass and then select OmniPass Import/Export File
(*.opi) and click Next. OmniPass will then prompt you to browse for the file you had previously exported
(.opi file). When you select the .opi file for importation, OmniPass will prompt you for authentication.
The credentials that will allow a user profile to be imported are the Windows login credentials of the
exported user. They are the credentials that had to be submitted when the user profile was exported. You
will need User Name, Password, and Domain. If you don’t remember the value for Domain, in a PC or
SOHO environment Domain should be your computer name.
OmniPass will notify you if the user was successfully imported.
Things to Know Regarding Import/Export
• Assume you export a local Windows User profile from OmniPass. You want to import that profile
to another machine that has OmniPass. Before you can import the profile, a Windows user with the
same login credentials must be created on the machine importing the profile.
Example: I have a Windows user with the username “Tom” and the password “Sunshine” on my
system. I have enrolled Tom into OmniPass and remembered passwords. I want to take all my
passwords to new system. I export Tom’s OmniPass user profile. I go to my new system and using
the Control Panel I create a user with the username "Tom" and the password "Sunshine". I can now
successfully import the OmniPass user data to the new system.
• If you export an OmniPass-only user, you can import that user to any computer running OmniPass,
provided that a user with that name is not already enrolled in OmniPass.
• If you attempt to import a user profile who has the same name as a user already enrolled in
OmniPass, the OmniPass import function will fail.
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OmniPass Control Center
This section will serve to explain functions within the OmniPass Control Center that weren’t explained
earlier.
You can access the OmniPass Control Center any of three ways:
• Double-click the golden OmniPass key shaped icon in the Windows taskbar (typically in the lowerright corner of the desktop)
• Click the Start button; select the Programs group; select the Softex program group; and click the
OmniPass Control Center selection.
• Open the Windows Control Panel (accessible via Start button > Settings > Control Panel) and
double-click the Softex OmniPass icon.
User Management
The User Management tab has two major interfaces: Add/Remove User and Import/Export User.
Import/Export User functionality is documented in “Exporting and Importing Users” on page 180.
Add/Remove User functionality is straightforward.
If you click Adds a new user to OmniPass you will start the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. The
Enrollment Wizard is documented in “User Enrollment” on page 171.
If you click Removes a user from OmniPass, OmniPass will prompt you to authenticate. Authenticate
with the credentials (or enrolled fingerprint) of the user you wish to remove. OmniPass will prompt you
to confirm user removal. Click OK to complete user removal.
REMOVING A USER WILL AUTOMATICALLY DESTROY ALL OMNIPASS DATA ASSOCIATED WITH THAT USER.
ALL IDENTITIES AND CREDENTIALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USER WILL BE LOST.
IF YOU’RE SURE YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE USER, WE RECOMMEND YOU EXPORT THE USER PROFILE.
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User Settings
The User Settings tab has four interfaces: Audio Settings, Taskbar Tips, and Enrollment. User settings
allow users to customize OmniPass to suit their individual preferences. Under User Settings (Audio
Settings and Taskbar Tips) you can set how OmniPass notifies the user of OmniPass events (e.g.,
successful login, access denied, etc.). The details of each setting under the Audio Settings and Taskbar
Tips interfaces are self-explanatory.
The Enrollment interface allows you to enroll fingerprints. For the procedure to enroll and authentication
device refer to Chapter 2.3. To enroll additional fingerprints, click Enroll Authentication Device, and
authenticate with OmniPass. Select the fingerprint recognition device in the Select Authentication
Device screen (it should already be marked by a green check if you have a finger enrolled) and click Next.
System Settings
The OmniPass Startup Options interface can be found in the System Settings tab. With these options
you can specify how your OmniPass Logon is tied to your Windows Logon.
The first option, Automatically log on to OmniPass as the current user, will do just as it says; during
Windows login, you will be logged on to OmniPass using your Windows login credentials. If the user
logging into Windows was never enrolled into OmniPass, upon login no one will be logged on to
OmniPass. This setting is appropriate for an office setting or any setting where users must enter a
username and password to log into a computer. This is the default setting.
With the second option, Manually log on to OmniPass at startup, OmniPass will prompt you to login
once you have logged on to Windows.
With the third option, Do not log on to OmniPass at startup, OmniPass will not prompt for a user to be
logged on.
You can manually log on to OmniPass by right-clicking the OmniPass taskbar icon and clicking Log in
User from the right-click menu.
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Troubleshooting
You cannot use OmniPass to create Windows users. You must first create the Windows user, and you will
need administrative privileges to do that. Once the Windows user is created, you can add that user to
OmniPass using the same username and password
Cannot add Windows users to OmniPass
If you experience difficulties adding a Windows user to OmniPass, you may need to adjust your local
security settings. You can do this by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Local
Security Settings. Expand Local Policies, expand Security Options, and double-click Network
Access: Sharing and Security Model for Local Accounts. The correct setting should be Classic Local Users Authenticate as Themselves.
Cannot add a User with a Blank Password to OmniPass
If you experience difficulties adding a user with a blank password to OmniPass, you may need to adjust
your local security settings. First attempt the procedure explained in the Cannot add Windows user to
OmniPass section. If the difficulties persist, then try the following procedure.
Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Local Security Settings. Expand Local
Policies, expand Security Options, and double-click Accounts: Limit local account use of blank
passwords to console login only. This setting should be set to Disabled.
Dialog appears after OmniPass authentication during Windows Logon
After installing OmniPass on your system, you can choose to logon to Windows using OmniPass. You
authenticate with OmniPass (via master password, or an enrolled security device) and OmniPass logs
you into Windows. You may, during this OmniPass authentication, see a Login Error dialog box.
This dialog box occurs when OmniPass was unable to log you into Windows with the credentials
supplied (username and password). This could happen for any of the following reasons:
• Your Windows password has changed
• Your Windows account has been disabled
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If you are having difficulties due to the first reason, you will need to update OmniPass with your
changed Windows account password. Click Update Password and you will be prompted with a dialog
to reconfirm your password.
Enter the new password to your Windows user account and click OK. If the error persists, then it is
unlikely the problem is due to your Windows user account password changing.
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Index
A
BIOS
guide 52
setup utility 51
Bluetooth
Where to Find Information 165
Boot Sequence 50
Booting the System 52
Built-in Speakers 95
About This Guide 1, 13
AC
adapter 45
plug adapters 115
Air Vents 25
Anti-theft Lock Slot 20
Application Panel Buttons 40
Auto Insert Notification 78
Auto/Airline Adapter 45
C
CapsLock Indicator 30
Click Me! 55
Clicking 35
Configuration Label 118
Contact Information 14
Controls and Connectors 17
Conventions Used in the Guide 13
Cursor control 34
Cursor Keys 32
B
Battery 63
alarm 65
care 116
charging indicator 28
conserving power 57
dead 99
faulty 99
increasing life 116
level indicators 29
lithium ion battery 63
low 65
problems 99, 100
recharging 64
replacing 65
suspend mode 65
swapping 65
D
DC Output Cable 45
DC Power Jack 45
DIMM 68
Display Panel 18, 46
brightness 46
latch 18
opening 46
problems 101
186
Docking Port 86
Double-Clicking 35
Dragging 36
Drivers and Application Restore CD 108
DVD/CD-RW drive
control panel 76
software 76
using 77
Function Key
F10 33
F3 33
F4 33
F5 33
F6 33
F7 33
F8 33
F9 33
E
Error Messages 103
External Monitor Port 20, 88
G
F
H
FDU 56, 110, 127
Fingerprint Sensor Device 167
enrolling a fingerprint 173
getting started 168
installing OmniPass 168
logging into a remembered site 176
OmniPass authentication toolbar 174
password replacement 174
remembering a password 174
uninstalling OmniPass 170
user enrollment 171
using OmniPass 174
Firewire 21, 87
Flexible Bay
Modular Multi-Format DVD Writer 72
Fujitsu Contact Information 14
Fujitsu Driver Update utility 56, 110, 127
Fujitsu LifeBook, traveling with 115
Fujitsu Shopping Online 15
Fujitsu Support Center 43
Hard Disk Drive
problems 95, 96
Hard Disk Drive Passwords 51
Headphone Jack 21, 87, 89
Hibernation Feature 59
disable/enable 59
Glossary 129
I
IEEE 1394 port 21, 87
Installing an SD Card 80
Internal LAN Jack 84
K
Keyboard 18, 31
cursor keys 32
numeric keypad 32
problems 96
windows keys 32
187
L
P
LAN (RJ-45) Jack 20
LifeBook Application Panel
configuring 41
launching applications 41
LifeBook Application Panel Buttons 18
Lithium ion Battery Bay 25
PC Card 81
installing 82
problems 97
removing 82
slot 22
Port Replicator
attaching 91
connector 26
detaching 91
Power
AC adapter 45
Auto/Airline adapter 45
failure 97, 98
management 57
off 60
on 49
problems 100
sources 45
Power Management 57
Power On Self Test 50, 103
Power/Suspend/Resume Button 57
Pre-Installed Software 125
Google Toolbar 126
manuals 125
M
Media Player
care 117
loading 73
removing 75
Software 73
Memory
capacity 71
checking capacity 71
compartment 26
installing 68
problems 96
removing 71
upgrade module 68
Microphone Jack 21, 87
Modem 22
problems 97
Mouse
problems 96
R
Registration 55
Regulatory Information 145
Removing an SD Card 80
Restarting 60
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software 108
RJ-11 84
RJ-45 85
N
NumLk Indicator 29
O
Optical Drive 72
emergency tray release 78
188
S
U
ScrLk Indicator 30
Scroll Button 20
Scrolling 36
SD Card
installing 80
removing 80
SDRAM 26, 68
Sleep Mode 57
Specifications 118
Audio 120
Chipset 119
Device Ports 122
Dimensions and Weight 123
Environmental Requirements 124
Keyboard 123
mass storage device options 121
Memory 119
Microprocessor 119
Power 123
Video 119
Status Indicator Panel 27
Status Indicators 18
Support Button 40, 43
Suspend/Resume Button 18
Swapping batteries 65
Universal Serial Bus Port 86
USB 2.0 86, 97
problems 97
USB 2.0 Ports 21, 23, 24
V
Volume control 39
W
Warranty 15
Windows keys 32
Application key 32
Start key 32
Windows Power Management 59
Windows Vista
configuring the WLAN 159
starting the first time 53
Windows XP
configuring the Wireless LAN 160
starting the first time 54
Wireless LAN
Before Using the Wireless LAN 153
connection to the network 160
Specifications 163
Troubleshooting 161
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch 19
T
Touchpad 19, 34
buttons 34
control adjustment 37
controls 37, 38
Troubleshooting 92
189
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