GIGABYTE I1520M User Guide Manual

GIGABYTE I1520M User Guide Manual
Copyright © 2010 GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
All Rights Reserved
GIGABYTE i1520 Series Notebooks User’s Manual
Date Issued: 2010/04
This manual takes you, step by step, through setting up and using your new Notebook PC. Information in this manual has been carefully
checked for accuracy and is subject to change without prior notice.
No part or parts of this manual may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, by photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without prior written consent.
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Microsoft® , MS-DOS, Windows® , and Windows® Sound System are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
Intel® & Atom™. are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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General Safety Precautions
In order to ensure your safety and the safety of you notebook, we ask
that your carefully follow these safety precautions.
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CAUTION: Using your notebook for long periods of time, with
the base resting directly on exposed skin, can cause injury,
burns or discomfort from the heat buildup that is generated from
the base of your portable computer.
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After removing the notebook from the box, please ensure that all
packaging materials are kept out of the reach of small children as
they can cause a potential choking hazard. The packaging
materials should be safely stored away in the event that it may be
used again for safe transportation of the notebook.
Ensure that the AC Adapter and power cable are placed in a safe
area where it cannot be tripped over or stepped on. The AC
Adapter should be situated in a well ventilated area and should
have nothing resting on or covering it.
Before turning on the notebook, ensure that it is placed on a level
surface with at least 10 cm of clearance around the air vents, which
will aid in proper cooling.
Do not obstruct the air vents of the notebook and do not insert any
foreign objects into this space. Doing this may cause a short circuit or
may cause the CPU fan to malfunction, resulting in the risk of a fire
or electric shock. This may eventually render permanent damage to
the notebook.
Do not press or touch the display panel.
Only use the AC Adapter that is provided with the notebook or
that which is recommended by the manufacturer. Using non-
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recommended or non-approved parts may cause damage or increase
the risk of a fire or explosion. In the event that another AC Adapter is
required, advice should be sought from a GIGABYTE service agent,
in order to make sure that the correct part is recommended.
Please follow the battery installation guidelines. Incorrect
installation of batteries may increase the risk of a fire or explosion.
Only replace old batteries with the same or an alternative
compatible battery that is recommended by GIGABYTE or an
authorized GIGABYTE Service Centre.
Before connecting the notebook to the power outlet, make sure
that the voltage rating of the AC Adapter is compatible with the
power specification in the country where you are located. A
detailed list of the power specification for different countries can
be found on page 39.
When using an extension cord, please make sure that the total
sum of ampere ratings for all connected devices does not exceed
the total ampere capacity for the circuit.
Before removing the battery from the notebook, make sure firstly
that the notebook is switched off and secondly that the AC
Adapter is disconnected from the electrical wall socket. Once this
is done, it would be safe to remove the battery.
Do not carry the notebook battery, loose, in your handbag,
backpack or pocket where loose metal objects (money, keys,
chains, pens, etc) may be present. The metal objects can short
circuit the terminals of the battery resulting in overheating
that could cause a fire hazard. In the event that you need to
transport the battery separately from the notebook, please place
it inside an anti-static bag.
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Discard old worn out batteries according to the instructions on
Page VI. Never throw batteries into a fire as this can cause an
explosion.
Never attempt to repair or service the notebook yourself. Please
refer all repairs and servicing to qualified service personnel at a
GIGABYTE Authorized Service Centre.
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Travel Tips
Although notebooks are designed to be as robust as possible to cater
for a mobile lifestyle, extreme care and caution should be taken when
travelling. When travelling by land, sea or air, every precaution should
be taken to make sure that the notebook is well secured when it is not in
use.
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The most essential accessory you should have when travelling is a
good carry case for your notebook. The case should be well
padded to protect your notebook from drops and bumps, etc and
should be big enough to hold the size of notebook.
Make sure there is enough room to carry your AC Adapter and
spare battery etc. Only carry the necessary items in your carry
case, as the weight can become tedious especially when walking
long distances or waiting in long queue’s.
When travelling by air, never book your notebook with checked
baggage. Always declare it as hand baggage so that you can carry
it into the airplane cabin with you. Most airlines allow two pieces of
hand baggage with one of them being a bag or carry case with a
portable notebook. Please consult your local airline for more details.
● When placing your notebook on an X-Ray, make sure that you keep
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a close eye on it when it is on the conveyor belt. Hold on to your
notebook until the last minute before placing it on the conveyor.
In some airports it could be stolen while you are stuck in a queue
waiting to pass through the metal detector.
Notebooks and hard drives can pass through X-Ray machines but
never allow these to pass through a metal detector. This can cause
data loss to the hard drive.
Never place your notebook in the overhead storage compartment as
this can make it susceptible to damage caused by turbulence that
may be experienced during the flight or in other case theft. You can
store your notebook under your seat, where it is always in sight.
You should take every precaution to protect your notebook from dust,
dirt, liquid spillage, food droppings, extreme weather conditions and
direct exposure to sunlight.
When travelling between different climates, from one extreme to
another, condensation may occur inside the notebook. If this does
happen, please allow sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate
completely, before attempting to switch on.
When travelling from extremely colder to extremely warmer climates
in a short space of time, and vice versa, please allow the notebook
some time to adapt to the change in environment.
Usage Tips
● When unplugging the power connector from the notebook,
please hold and pull on the connector or the strain relief loop to
disconnect. Do not pull the power cord itself as this can cause
damage to the cable or the notebook.
● In the event of an electrical storm, please disconnect the
notebook from the power source and unplug any network or
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telephone cables that may be connected to the notebook.
● Do not use the notebook near water sources, like bathtubs,
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washing basins, kitchen or laundry sinks or swimming pools.
Liquid that can spill onto the notebook by accident can cause
electric shock to you and damage to the notebook.
Cleaning Tips
When cleaning the notebook, please make sure that the notebook
is switched off and disconnected from the power source and that the
battery is removed.
Notebook Cover:
Use a microfiber or lint free soft cotton cloth and kitchen detergent (mix 5
parts water to 1 part detergent).
● Wet the cloth and wring out all excess liquid and wipe the surfaces
clean.
● Take extra care to make sure that the cloth is damp and not very wet,
especially when cleaning around the air vents and other openings as
too much liquid in the cloth could drip onto the external components
causing damage to the notebook.
● Do not clean the keyboard with this liquid.
Keyboard:
● It is advisable to use a can of compressed air to clean debris that
maybe caught underneath the keys.
● Isopropyl alcohol can be used to clean the keys by dipping a lint free soft cloth into it, wringing out the excess liquid and wiping the
keys.
● Allow to dry for at least 5 minutes.
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Be careful when using Isopropyl Alcohol as this is a
flammable liquid. Please keep away from children,
naked flames or a notebook that is switched on.
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Warranty Guidelines
All warranty repairs and service must be carried out by a GIGABYTE
Authorized Repair Centre.
GIGABYTE Limited Warranty
GIGABYTE warrants, that the GIGABYTE branded Notebook/Netbook
is free of any defects in materials and workmanship under normal use
during the warranty period.
● All GIGABYTE supplied AC adapters and batteries carry a 1 year
limited warranty.
● The warranty is effective from date of purchase.
● If proof of purchase cannot be shown, then the warranty will be
determined based on the date of manufacture.
● The limited warranty is only valid for GIGABYTE branded or supplied
hardware.
● In the event that a defect arises in materials or workmanship and
proof is shown of this defect, GIGABYTE will, through its authorized
service provider or partner, repair the product at no extra charge,
using new or refurbished replacement parts in order to fulfill the
warranty obligations.
● If, during the warranty period, GIGABYTE or its service provider is
unable to repair the product, the product will be replaced with a
comparable product that is new or refurbished.
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LCD:
● It is best to use a microfiber cloth to clean the surface of the LCD.
● If there are any marks or stains present, it would be wise to use
commercially available LCD cleaning kit. When using a commercially
available LCD cleaning kit, never spray the liquid directly onto the
screen. You must spray it onto the cleaning cloth and then wipe the
screen clean.
● If this is not available then you can mix 50% isopropyl alcohol and
50% distilled water to clean the surface of the LCD screen.
● Dip the lint free soft cotton cloth into the solution, wringing out excess
liquid.
● The cloth must be damp but not dripping with liquid.
● Take care not to let any excess liquid drip into the notebook.
● Start from the top of the LCD surface and wipe from side to side.
● Continue with this until the entire LCD surface has been cleaned.
● Wipe the display with a clean, dry lint free soft cotton or microfiber
cloth.
● Wait for the LCD surface to dry completely and then close the lid.
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Regulatory Notices
Warranty Limitations
The GIGABYTE Limited Warranty does not cover the following…
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● Software, including the operating system and applications supplied
with the product. This also includes third party software that may be
installed after purchase.
● Third party hardware, products and accessories not supplied by
GIGABYTE. This also includes third party hardware that may be
bundled with the notebook or netbook.
● Products with missing or defaced labels and/or serial numbers
● Products damaged by environmental factors, which include oxidation
● Products damaged by natural disasters or acts of God.
● Physical Damages which include, but not limited to, the following:
► Unauthorized modifications, repairs or servicing
► Misuse, abuse, neglect or failure to follow instructions in the user manual.
Improper assembly
Damages caused by transport due to improper packaging or mishandling by the courier company unless transport is part of the warranty conditions in certain countries.
► Electric damage resulting from faulty or failed electric power or power surges.
► Damaged or cracked components
► Liquid damage
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Federal Communications Commission Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital service, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
Any changes or modifications made to this equipment may void the
user’s authority to operate this equipment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. 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 on a circuit different from that
towhich the receiver is connected.
● Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
● All external cables connecting to this basic unit must be shielded.
For cables connecting to PCMCIA cards, see the option manual
or nstallation instructions.
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RF Exposure
CE Notice (European Union)
This symbol
indicates this Booktop i1520 notebook complies with
the EMC Directive and the European Union’s Low Voltage Directive. This
symbol also indicates that i1520 meets the following technical standards:
● EN 55022 — “Limitations and Methods of Measurement for the Radio
Interferences of Information Technology Equipment.”
● EN 55024 — “Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement.”
● EN 61000-3-2 — “Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Chapter 3:
Limits - Section 2: Limits on the harmonic current emissions (Equipment input current up to and including 16 A per phase).”
● EN 61000-3-3 — “Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Chapter 3:
Limits - Section 3: Limits on the voltage fluctuations and flicker in lowvoltage power supply systems for equipment with rate current up to
and including 16 A.”
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NOTE: EN 55022 emissions requirements provide for two classifications
● Class A governs commercial use
● Class B is governs residential use
For CB:
● Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type
may explode, leak or damage the computer
● Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on
● Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears
damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even if the computer continues
to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which
may possibly result in fire.
● Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharg-
ing may make the battery explode.
● Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or
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replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel.
Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery.
Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries may explode or leak if
exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
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This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with
provided instructions and must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. End-users and
installers must be provide with antenna installation instructions
and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure
compliance.
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Battery Disposal & Caution
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The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under
various state and local laws. It may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with your local solid
waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper
disposal.
BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only)
Most i1520 computers are classified by the Bureau of Standards,
Meteorology and Inspection (BSMI) as Class B information
technology equipment (ITE).
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
The symbol above must be attached to the product indicating
compliance with the BSMI standard.
Replaceable Batteries
If any equipment is provided with a replaceable battery, and if
replacement by an incorrect type could result in an explosion (for
example, with some lithium batteries), the following applies:
● if the battery is placed in an operator access area, there shall be
a marking close to the battery or a statement in boththe operating
and the servicing instructions;
● if the battery is placed elsewhere in the equipment, there shall
be a marking close to the battery or a statement in the servicing
instructions.
This marking or statement shall include the following or similar text:
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED
WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE BATTERY TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Introduction
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the GIGABYTE
notebook computer. This portable notebook computer provides
excellent multimedia functionality and is designed to provide you
reliable, no fuss computing.
This manual will explain to you, step by step, how to setup and
begin using your i1520. It provides basic configuring, operation,
care and troubleshooting guidelines.
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General Safety Precautions............................................................... I
Travel Tips.........................................................................................II
Usage Tips........................................................................................II
Cleaning Tips...................................................................................III
Warranty Guidelines.........................................................................IV
Regulatory Notices & Certifications...................................................V
Battery Disposal & Caution.............................................................VII
Introduction.....................................................................................VIII
Chapter 1 Before You Start
1.1 Make Sure You Have Everything.............................................. 4
1.2 Familiarize Yourself with the Computer.................................... 4
1.3 Turning on the Unit................................................................... 5
1.4 Turning off the Power................................................................ 5
1.5 Top View...................................................................................6
1.6 Left View...................................................................................7
1.7 Right View.................................................................................8
1.8 Bottom View..............................................................................8
Chapter 2 Getting Started
2.1 Power Sources........................................................................10
2.2 Recharging the Battery........................................................... 11
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Starting Your Notebook........................................................... 12
Switch and Status Indicators................................................... 12
Using Function Keys............................................................... 14
Using the Touchpad................................................................ 15
Chapter 3 Connecting Peripherals and Upgrade
3.1 How To Connect USB Devices............................................... 18
3.2 How To Connect Displays....................................................... 18
3.3 How to Connect an HDMI Display.......................................... 19
3.4 Ethernet LAN Connection....................................................... 19
3.5 How To Secure the Notebook................................................. 20
3.6 Upgrade the Memory.............................................................. 20
3.7 WWAN 3G Connection........................................................... 21
Chapter 4 i1520 Utility
4.1 Configuration Center utility...................................................... 24
4.2 Always-Aware applications..................................................... 25
Chapter 5 GIGABYTE Smart Recovery
5.1 GIGABYTE Smart Recovery................................................... 28
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Appendix
i1520 Specifications................................................................ 38
International Country Voltage................................................. 39
Plug Type................................................................................43
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Chapter 6 Troubleshooting
6.1 Troubleshooting......................................................................30
6.2 Frequently Asked Questions................................................... 33
6.3 Questions And Answers.......................................................... 35
6.4 The Notebook Care................................................................. 36
6.5 GIGABYTE Service Information.............................................. 36
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Chapter 1 Before You Start
This chapter provides basic information to help you get started and
to use the i1520 notebook.
Some of the features described herein may not function properly
or at all unless used in conjunction with the pre-installed operating
system. Any change to the operating system may cause improper
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1.1 Make Sure You Have Everything
1.2 Familiarize Yourself with the Computer
When you receive your notebook PC, unpack it carefully and
check to make sure you have all the items listed below. For a preconfigured model you should have the following:
Opening the Display Panel
To open the display panel, simply lift the lid up. Use one hand to
keep the base of the notebook down firmly, and use the other hand
to open the display.The hinges are designed to keep the notebook
screen closed without the need for a latch.
● GIGABYTE Notebook Computer
● Lithium-Ion Battery
● AC Adapter with Power Cord
● Driver Disc
● Quick Start Guide
When closing it, be sure not to slam the display shut as this can
damage the display and notebook.
Once you have checked and confirmed that your notebook system
is complete, read through the following pages to learn about all of
your notebook components.
NOTE: Depending on the model you purchased, the actual
appearance of your notebook may vary from that shown in this
manual.These images are for illustration purposes.
To install the battery please follow these steps:
1. Slide the battery into the slot until both latches (Shown as A & B)
“click” into place.
2. You may hear a “clicking” sound, once the battery is secure.
Slide latch 2 to the left to lock the battery in place.
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1.3 Turning on the Unit
1.4 Turning off the Power
Switching on the Power
The power indicator will be illuminated when the power is switched
on. After you turn on the i1520 for the very first time, do not turn it
off until the operating system has been configured. Please note that
the volume for the audio will not function until Windows Setup has
completed.
Booting Up the i1520 for the First Time
Depending on your configuration, the Microsoft Windows Boot
Screen will be the first screen that you will see as the notebook
starts up. Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions and enter
your personal information to complete the setup of the Windows
Operating
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●If you have unsaved work or are busy, ensure that you save it to
the hard disk drive or any other storage device.
● Make sure that the storage device or media are not in use before
you remove the media or device. If not done, data loss may occur.
● Make sure that the hard disk indicator light is off. If you turn off
the system while is being accessed, data loss can occur and disk
damage may occur.
● Never turn off the notebook will any program is running, as doing
so may result in data loss or the program no longer working as
intended.
● The Shut Down Method is slightly different for each operating
system.
For Windows 7, use the Start Menu to shut down the system. Under
Windows 7, choose the “Shut Down” icon.
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System Shut Down
When you turn off the power (Shut Down), the system is fully
powered off. The notebook will boot normally when switched on
again.
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1.5 Top View
The following is an overview of the front of the notebook.
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Stereo
Speakers
The built-in speaker system features an
integrated digital audio controller that
produces rich, vibrant sound.
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Power On
Button
This button turns your notebook on and off
or puts it to sleep. (See Suspend/Power On
Button in the Power On section for more
information.)
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Keyboard
A full-size keyboard with dedicated
Windows® keys. The layout will depend on
the region you live in.
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Touchpad &
Buttons
The touchpad pointing device is a mouse
like cursor control with two buttons and a
touch sensitive movement pad. The left and
right buttons function like the left and right
mouse buttons.
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Wireless
Switch
This switch allows you to toggle the
notebook PC’s wireless connection.
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Indicator
Lights
The Status indicator lights correspond to
specific operating modes. These modes
are: The Caps Lock / Bluetooth
Transmission / Hard Disk Drive Activity /
Wireless Transmision / Battery / Number
Lock.
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Webcam
The built-in 1.3 megapixel camera with 2
digital microphones allows you to snap
a photo or create a video or hold a video
conference or chat with just a click.
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LCD Display
The display panel is a color LCD panel
with back lighting for the display of text and
graphics.
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External
Monitor Port
The external monitor port allows you to
connect an external monitor.
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HDMI Port
The HDMI port allows you to connect a
video device to your computer for outputing
a high definition signal.
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LAN (RJ-45)
Port
The LAN port is designed to support a
10/100/1000 Base-T standard RJ-45 plug.
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e-SATA/USB
combo port
The e-SATA/USB combo port allows you
to connect an external device as well as
any type of USB device.
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USB 2.0 Port
The USB port allows you to connect a
Universal Serial Bus device. It supports
v2.0 of the USB standard, which allows
data exchange rates as high as 480 Mb/s.
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Express Card
Slot
The Express Card Slot allows you to install
one Type-II Express Card Slot.
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Multi Card
Reader
The memory card reader offers the fastest
and most convenient method to transfer
pictures, music and data between your
notebook and flash compatible devices.
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External
Monitor Port
The external monitor port allows you to
connect an external monitor.
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LAN (RJ-45)
Port
The LAN port is designed to support a
10/100/1000 Base-T standard RJ-45 plug.
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USB 2.0 port
The USB port allows you to connect a
Universal Serial Bus device. It supports
v2.0 of the USB standard, which allows
data exchange rates as high as 480 Mb/s.
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Express Card
Slot
The Express Card Slot allows you to install
one Type-II Express Card Slot.
Multi Card
Reader
The memory card reader offers the fastest
and most convenient method to transfer
pictures, music and data between your
notebook and flash compatible devices
such as digital cameras, MP3 players,
mobile phones, and PDAs.
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The following is a brief description of the left side of the notebook.
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1.7 Right View
1.8 Bottom View
The following is a brief description of the right side of the notebook.
The following is an overview of the bottom of the notebook.
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Function
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Headphone
Jack
The headphone jack allows you to connect
headphones or external speakers and
amplifiers.
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Microphone
Jack
The microphone jack allows you to connect
an external microphone.
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USB 2.0 Port
The USB port allows you to connect universal
serial bus devices. It supports v2.0 of the
USB standard, which allows data exchange
rates as high as 480 Mb/s.
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Optical Disc
Drive
The optical drive allows you to play back and
write media discs such as CDs & DVDs.
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Power
Adapter
Port
The power adapter port allows you to plug
in the AC adapter to power your notebook
and charge the internal Lithium-Ion battery.
Only use certified AC adaptors.
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Kensington
Lock Slot
The Kensington lock port allows the
notebook PC to be secured using
Kensington®compatible notebook PC security
products, which includes a metal cable and
lock that prevent the notebook PC to be
removed.
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Battery Bay
The battery bay contains the internal
Lithium-Ion battery. It can be unlatched
for the removal of the battery when stored
over a long period of time or for swapping
a discharged battery with a charged
Lithium-Ion battery, and latched in place
again.
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HDD
Compartment
Cover
The HDD compartment contains the
computer's hard disk drive.
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RAM
Compartment
Cover
The memory compartment contains the
computer's memory modules.
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Chapter 2 Getting Started
This chapter will show you the various ports and components of the
i1520 and familiarizes you with the notebook. Certain parts of the
notebook can be user upgraded while others are fixed and cannot
be changed.
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2.1 Power Sources
Your computer has two types of power sources: a Lithium-Ion
battery and an AC adapter.
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It is recommended that only the AC adapter supplied with the i1520
is used. Any other adapter could cause damage or malfunction and
might result in injury.
Connecting the Power Adapters
The AC adapter provides power for operating your notebook PC as
well as charging the battery.
Connecting the AC Adapter
1. Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your.
2. Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.
Switching from AC Adapter Power to Battery Power
1. Be sure that you have at least one charged battery installed.
2. Remove the AC adapter. Your notebook will automatically switch from DC power to battery power.
CAUTION: The Lithium-Ion battery does not ship with a precharge initially. You will need to connect the AC adapter to
useyour notebook PC the first time.
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1. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
2. Connect the AC adapter to the DC power port of your computer.
3. Connect the AC adapter power cord to an AC outlet.
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2.2 Recharging the Battery
The Lithium-Ion battery is recharged internally using the AC adapter.
To recharge the battery, make sure the battery is installed and the
computer is connected to the AC adapter.
Low Battery State
When the battery level is low, a notification message appears. If you
do not respond to the low battery message, the battery continues
to discharge until it is too low to operate. When this happens, your
notebook PC goes into Suspend mode. There is no guarantee your
data will be saved once the notebook reaches this point.
CAUTION:To protect your notebook from damage, use only
the power adapter that came with it because each power
adapter has its own power output rating.
Once your notebook PC goes into suspend mode as a result of
a dead battery, 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 can press the Suspend/
Resume button to resume operation. In Suspend mode, your data
is maintained for some time, but if a power source is not provided
promptly, the power indicator stops flashing and then goes out, in
which case you have lost the data that was not saved. Once you
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Battery Replacement
There is danger of explosion if an incorrect battery type is used for
replacement. For computers equipped with a replaceable LithiumIon battery pack, the following applies:
● If the battery is placed in an OPERATOR ACCESS AREA, there shall be a marking close to the battery, or a statement in both the operating and the servicing instructions;
● If the battery is placed elsewhere in the computer, there shall be a marking close to the battery or a statement in the servicing instructions.
The marking or statement shall include the following or similar text:
CAUTION: Risk of explosion if battery is replaced with
an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the
instructions.
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There is no “memory effect” in Lithium-Ion batteries; therefore you
do not need to discharge the battery completely before recharging.
The charge times will be significantly longer if your notebook PC is
in use while the battery is charging. If you want to charge the battery
more quickly, put your computer into Suspend mode or turn it off
while the adapter is charging the battery.
provide power, you can continue to use your computer while an
adapter charges the battery.
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Suspend / Power on Button
The suspend/power on switch is used to switch on your notebook
from its off state. Once you have connected your AC adapter or
charged the internal Lithium-Ion battery, you can power on your
notebook by pressing the suspend/power on button located above
the keyboard. If you need to take an extended break, press the
button again to place the notebook into sleep mode or turn it off.
CAUTION: Do not carry your notebook around with the power
on or subject it to shocks or vibration, as you risk damaging
the hard disk.
When you power on your notebook, it will perform a Power On
Self Test (POST) to check the internal parts and confguration for
correct functionality. If a fault is found, your computer emits an audio
warning and/or displays an error message on the display with a
description or code.
2.4 Switch and Status Indicators
Wireless Switch
Wireless Models Only: Toggles the internal wireless LAN or
Bluetooth (on selected models) ON or OFF with an on-screen
display. When enabled, the corresponding wireless indicator will
light. Windows software settings are necessary to use the wireless
LAN or Bluetooth.
The status indicator lights correspond to specific operating modes.
These modes are: The Caps Lock / Bluetooth Transmission / Hard
Disk Drive Activity / Wireless Transmision / Battery / Number Lock.
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 Power On Self Test (POST), your notebook loads the installed
operating system.
CAUTION Never turn off your notebook during the Power On
Self Test (POST), or an unrecoverable error may occur.
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This indicator tells you that the
The Caps Lock
keyboard is set to type in all capital
Indicator
or uppercase letters.
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The Bluetooth Transmission Activity
Indicator tells you whether Bluetooth
network is activated or not.
Hard Disk
Drive Activity
Indicator
The Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
activity indicator tells you whether
your internal hard drive is being
accessed and, if so, how fast.
Do not switch off the botebook if
this light is flashing.
Wireless
Transmission
Activity
Indicator
The Wireless Transmission
Activity indicator tells you whether
your computer is connected to a
Bluetooth/wireless network or not.
Battery
Indicator
The Battery indicator tells you
whether the Lithium-Ion battery
is charging or is already fully
charged.
● If you are charging your battery,
the Battery indicator remains on
even if your notebook is shut off.
● If there is no battery activity, the
power adapters are not
connected, or the power switch is
off, the Battery indicator will also
be off.
● Batteries subjected to shocks,
vibrations or extreme temperatures
can be permanently damaged.
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This indicator shows when the
The Number
internal keyboard is in ten-key
Lock Indicator
numeric keypad mode.
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Bluetooth
Transmission
Indicator
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Your computer 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.
The [FN] key provides extended functions for the notebook and is
always used in conjunction with another key.
● [FN+F1]: Places the notebook in Suspend mode. Pressing the
Power button returns it to active mode.
● [FN+F2]: Enables or disables the wireless network connection.
Press this key combination to enable Wireless LAN
connection.
● [FN+F3]: Increases the screen Brightness.
● [FN+F4]: Decreases the screen Brightness.
● [FN+F5]: 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, or both built-in display panel and external monitor.
● [FN+F7]: Mutes the computer’s volume.
● [FN+F8]: Decreases the computer’s volume.
● [FN+F9]: Increases the computer’s volume.
● [FN+F10]: Enables or disables 3G function. (Only for i1520N)
● [FN+F11]: Enables or disables the Bluetooth function.
● [FN+F12]: Enables or disables the built-in camera.
● [FN+7]: Enables or disables Intel’s Configuration Center.
● [FN+^]: Play or Pauses the current/selected multimedia track.
● [FN+v]: Stop the current multimedia track.
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● [FN+>]: Skip Forward to the next multimedia track.
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2.6 Using the Touchpad
A touchpad pointing device comes built into your computer. It is
used to control the movement of the pointer to select items on your
desktop and use applications on the notebook.
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 double-click, 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.
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. Using the Scroll
bar allows you to navigate through a document quickly without using
the window's scroll bars. This is particularly useful when you are
navigat-ing through on-line pages.
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The touchpad consists of a cursor control, a left and right button,
and a scroll bar. The cursor control works the same way a mouse
does, and moves the cursor around the display. It only requires
light pressure from the tip of your finger. 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 scroll bar allows you to navigate quickly through pages, without
having to use the on-screen cursor to manipulate the up and down
scroll bars.
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.
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Chapter 3 Connecting Peripherals
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3.1 How To Connect USB Devices
3.2 How To Connect Displays
Connect a USB Device
To connect a USB device simply line it up with the USB port on the
unit and press it into the port securely. It will only go in one way
because of the notching used so ensure that it is lined up correctly
and do not force the USB connector into the port if it does not want
to go in. USB Devices support Plug and Play and should auto
discover inside the units operating system and install drivers or
request drivers.
Connect an External Display
To insert the cable, simply line it up with the port on the side of
the i1520 and press it into the port securely. Please note that the
port does not have screw pin holes and the connector cannot be
screwed into the i1520. Please make sure that the cable is seated
firmly and securely.
Disconnect a USB Device
To remove the device, look for the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the taskbar and open the tool by double clicking with the left
mouse button. Select the device you would like to remove and click
on stop, and windows will then let you know that it is safe to remove
the device, and then pull the cable out of the port.
Disconnect an External Display
To remove the cable simply grab the head of the cable and gently
pull out of the i1520, ensuring that the port is no longer active with a
display output. DO NOT pull by the cable itself, this will damage the
display cable of the monitor or projector or display device.
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3.4 Ethernet LAN Connection
Connect an HDMI Display
To insert the cable, simply line it up with the HDMI port on the
i1520 unit and press it into the port securely. It will click lightly
into place when it is inserted properly. Use the operating systems
display properties to then get an image on the HDMI Output port.
Depending on your configuration the HDMI port can also carry a
sound signal.
The i1520 features an RJ45 Ethernet port with an integrated LAN
controller capable of operational speeds of 10Mbps, 100Mbps or
Gigabit (1000Mbps), depending on configuration.
Ethernet LAN Connection
The built-in LAN controller defaults to Auto Discovery when any LAN
cable is connected and will be able to operate on a Peer 2 Peer
basis. If the Notebook will be part of a domain, the controller and
system settings will need to be configured to connect to the domain
network. This will need to be done by the network administrator.
The connection speed will also be determined by the cable used
and the network hardware that you connect to.
For Gigabit (1000Base-T) a CAT5E (Category 5E) Cable is required
For 100Mbps (100BASE-T) a CAT5 (Category 5) Cable is required
Disconnect an HDMI Display
To remove the cable simply grab the head of the cable and gently
pull out of the i1520, ensuring that the port is no longer active with
a display output. DO NOT pull by the cable itself is this can damage
the HDMI cable or the cables connector head as well as the HDMI
port.
To connect to a LAN, simply take the cable and align it, contacts facing
down, and push it into the RJ45 LAN port until it clicks into place.
To disconnect, simply push the clip arm down and pull the cable out
of the port to remove it.
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3.5 How To Secure the Notebook
3.6 Upgrade the Memory
Connect a Kensington Lock
To insert the cable, simply line it up with the Kensington lock with
the hole and insert. If you have the key type, turn the key in the
lock direction and then remove the key to secure the lock into the
hole. If you have the type that uses a combination lock, enter the
combination, insert the Kensington lock, turn, and then spin the
combination to random numbers to lock. Ensure the other end of the
cable is secured to the desk or security lock.
To upgrade the memory of the notebook, follow the simple steps
below. If you do not wish to do the upgrade yourself you can contact
the i1520 supplier for assistance.
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To remove the cable simply insert the key or enter the correct
combination, twist in the unlock direction and then pull the lock out
of the securing hole on the i1520 Notebook.
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1. Locate the memory bay cover (Shown as 1) - The memory
modules and slots are located below this cover.
2. Remove the security screws and use a correct size screwdriver to
remove them being sure not to damage the screws. lift the cover
off to expose the memory.
Locate the empty socket OR populated memory socket.
3. If the slot is empty, places the new or upgrade module on the slot
and presses it into the contacts, then you press the chip down
and it clips into place. (Reverse these steps to remove a module).
Replace and then secure the memory bay cover.
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3.7 WWAN 3G Connection (Only Optional for i1520N)
The i1520, depending on configuration, features a WWAN 3G
Connection. This section will briefly explain how to install and set up
the WWAN 3G unit if it did not ship with your i1520.
To install the 3.5G Mini Card please follow these steps, however
if you are not comfortable doing so, please contact the supplier to
install the Module for you. Ensure the i1520 is off before proceeding:
1. Remove the Comm. Bay cover shown above to reveal the Mini
Card slots. There should be one open slot available.
2. Line up the 3.5G Mini Card with the slot, making sure to check
the alignment of the notch, and press the card into the slot.
3. There should be two antenna plug available to plug into the Mini
Card to allow for signal reception and transmission - Plug this into
the port on the card. Follow the software installation steps.
4. The SIM Card slot is under the battery in the battery bay.
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If you purchased the GIGABYTE WWAN 3G Module separately you
should have these items in the package:
„„ 1x WWAN 3G Mobile Broadband Card
„„ 1x Driver CD
„„ 1x Quick Installation Guide
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Chapter 4 i1520 Utility
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The Configuration Center utility provides quick and easy access
to notebook configuration settings that help: optimize battery life,
increase performance and enhance overall notebook experience.
Configuration Center allows quick selection of the current power
plan and extends power options configuration settings. In addition,
Configuration Center provides direct control over notebooks devices
and options. You could Press Fn+Home to launch Configuration
Center.
Power Plan Icons
There are six different icons to indicate the six pre-defined power
plans: High performance, Power saver, Balanced, Presentation,
Night download and Away.
Move mouse on an icon, it will be enlarged and the name of power
plan will be displayed. There will be a smooth animation and other
icons are pushed aside
Six Mode Definition
Six mode definition
High Performance: Favors performance, but may use
more energy.
Power saver: Saves energy by reducing your computer’s
performance where possible.
Balance: Automatically balances performance with energy consumption on capable hardware.
Presentation: Automatically switch to secondary display
or projector when they are connected.
Night Download: Optimize for low energy consumption
and quiet operation at night.
Away: Enable Always-Aware alarm and turn off unused
devices to extend battery life while away form the system.
Add New Power Plan
Click dropdown list at the right corner of Configuration Center, select
"Manage Power Plans", click "Create a power plan" from the left
side bar, then follow Windows prompts to create a new power plan.
The new power plan will be shown up at Configuration Center with a
new icon.
A total of six customized power plans can be added and shown at
Configuration Center included with the six pre-defined ones.
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Quick Device Control
Quick Device Control provides direct access to the Windows
Mobility Center and extended properties and devices. Use the items
to quickly configure and notebook devices.
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4.2 Always-Aware Applications
*Always-Aware feature is only available on i1520N
To configure the Always-Aware Alarm settings double click the
taskbar icon or open the context menu (right mouse button)
associated with the taskbar icon and select Open....This will open
the Always-Aware Alarm settings dialog, the Configuration tab will
be shown. If the taskbar icon is not showing start the service by
selecting the Always-Aware Alarm item from Start->All Programs>Always-Aware Applications.
Smart Disk
The application protects the notebook HDD from damage caused
by sudden harmful notebook shocks. It monitors system movements
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The Always-Aware applications add new capabilities to the
notebook by sensing notebook motion. The applications
use an accelerometer within the notebook to detect motion. The applications include: SmartDisk and SmartAlarm.
Smart Alarm
The feature attempts to assist the user in detection of unwanted
movement of the notebook. The user can arm the Alarm feature in
conjunction with their locking of their system, logging off lock or via
a dedicated key sequence. Once armed the user must then disarm
the alarm through standard Windows logon process. Notebook
movement detected prior to disarm will cause an audio alarm to
sound.
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Chapter 5 GIGABYTE
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System Recovery - Restore your I1520 operating system. The
hard drive of the I1520 has a hidden partition that contains a full
backup image of the operating system that can be used to recover
the system in the event that something happens to the operating
system.
4.The "Recovering" window will
open and begin the recovery.
If the hard drive is removed or the partition deleted, the
recover options will no longer be available and a recovery
service will be needed.
Launch System Recovery
The system recover feature is part of the netbook installation and
it ships preset from the factory. The options menu allows you to
launch the Windows recovery tool to reinstall the operating system
to factory defaults.
Below will briefly describe how to launch the recovery tool and to
get the recovery started.
1.Turn off or restart the netbook.
2.Turn the netbook on and press and hold the F9 key to launch the tool.
3.The recovery window will open
and give you the option to
"Recovery" in the toolbar. You
will be prompted if you want to
recovery. Click on "Recovery"
to begin the repair if you do.
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be prompted to reboot the
netbook.
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Chapter 6 Troubleshooting
This section will briefly cover some frequently encountered problems
and questions and provide a quick guide to assist with solve these
problems. Most problems can be resolved quickly, simply and
easily and are not always a system problem. Should you encounter
a problem that is not yet or differently listed, please consult the
GIGABYTE website or call your unit supplier for assistance.
For website assistance go to the support section of www.gigabyte.
com.tw for telephonic assistance please call the supplier of your unit
or take the unit to the supplier directly for assistance.
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6.1 Troubleshooting
Warning: Under the condition that you can’t handle problems,
please contact to your dealer to get professional assistance
and service.
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AC Adapter
Trouble
Battery life depends on usage conditions of
the Notebook. You can change the settings in
the Power Manager of the OS to save power.
Battery life is
not as long as it
should be
Solution
Make sure the AC adapter is well connected to
the power source and notebook.
No power supplied
Check the cable and plug to make sure they are
to notebook
ok. If they are broken, please contact your local
dealer ASAP.
Battery Pack
Trouble
Solution
The remaining power in battery pack may not
No power supplied
be sufficient to power the machine. Please
to notebook
connect the AC adapter to recharge it.
Check temperature of battery pack’s surface.
Battery pack can’t be recharged if its
temperature is too high or too low. Recharge it
only after its temperare has reached the same
level as the environment.
Can’t be recharged
If battery pack is fully discharged, it won’t be
after connecting
recharged at once. Please wait for a few some
AC adapter
minutes.
If the power indicators of the battery pack are
always not lit up, its life may be over. Please
contact your dealer to buy another one.
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Battery pack can’t exert its full capacity if it
works when not fully recharged frequently.
Power notebook by battery pack until its power
drops to a critically low level and the machine
emits a high-pitched beep or displays a
warning message; after that, recharge battery
packs to make battery pack work longer.
WARNING: Please pay attention to the following information
regarding the battery pack:
1. Be sure to recycle the waste batteries property.
2. Do not place the batteries near high-temperature locations,
fire source or in burning fire as this may cause the batteries
to explode
3. Do not assemble/disassemble /modify the batteries without
authorization.
4. Use the battery pack provided by the original manufacturer
only. Batteries other than those supplied by the original
manufacturer may damage the device.
Keyboard
Trouble
Solution
Press character keys
but number displayed Check if Num Lock is activated.
instead of character
Confusing display
Make sure there is no software to configure
the keyboard.
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WARNING: Please pay attention to the following information
about keyboard maintenance.
Hard disc drive (HDD)
Trouble
Solution
The operating system is corrupted by incorrect
operation or virus. Try to clean the virus
and then configure your operating system
HDD can’t be booted correctly.
Maybe the files for the Operating system are
corrupt; please refer to the manual of your OS.
HDD performs very
slowly
There is too much file fragment. Use disk
defrag tools to rearrange the programs on
the hard disk.
WARNING: Please pay attention to the following information
about Hard Drive maintenance.
1. The hard disk is a high-speed data storage device. Avoid
using the Notebook in unstable locations as far as possible
to prevent hard disk damage and data loss.
2. P lease use the computer in accordance with normal
startup/shutdown procedures; improper startup/shutdown
may shorten the service life of the hard disk.
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Trouble
The screen is blank
Solution
Press hot key Fn + F5 to change the display
mode if certain external monitor is connected.
Make sure the system isn’t in the mode of
Hibernation or Standby.
WARNING: Please pay attention to the below points on the
mounting design of the panel for the LCD module.
1. Do not put heavy force along the edges of the active area.
2. Do not put a heavy shock or stress on the panel and film
surface.
3. Do not put heavy goods on the display panel.
4. T he LCD screen is the most fragile component of the
Notebook and is prone to damage under external forces.
Do not place any object on the keyboard or between the
keyboard and the screen to prevent damage to the LCD
screen.
5. W hen traveling with GIGABYTE Notebook, place it in a
special case in a tidy manner as far as possible. Excess
objects may squeeze the machine and therefore damage the
LCD screen.
6. D o not touch the screen with sharp objects or fingers
directly.
7.It is recommended that the LCD screen be wiped with a
special screen cleaning cloth. Wipe the screen gently to
avoid breakage of the screen.
8. Prevent any liquid from entering the LCD screen as this
may damage the elements of the LCD screen.
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1. Dust build-up may occur in the keyboard after long-term
use. It is recommended to clean the keyboard with a small
brush. Please shut down the machine before cleaning the
surface of the keyboard and wipe it with a soft cloth, dipped
in cleaner or water, very gently.
2. In a case that liquid enters the keyboard, shut off the power
supply immediately, remove the battery and contact the
original manufacturer directly for repair. Do not disassemble
the keyboard yourself for repair.
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The data can’t be sent
from notebook to printer
Error printing
USB
Solution
Make sure its cable is ok and its USB
interface is well connected to Notebook.
Equipments connected
can’t work
Make sure your printer is compatible with
your notebook.
Check and be sure USB port of Notebook
is firmly connected with the USB cord of
the equipment.
Be sure the driver of the equipment is
installed correctly.
Stand by / Hibernation
Solution
Please check if the Windows Media
Player is running. If Yes, the Notebook
Can’t enter into Standby/ can’t enter into Standby or Hibernation
Hibernation
mode.
Adjust sound controller.
Trouble
Solution
Please close Windows Media Player.
Check the setting of sound volume of the
software or os.
No sound emitted
Solution
Please refer to the user’s manual of your
printer for help.
Audio
Trouble
Trouble
Make sure the printer is powered on.
Check if the ear phone is firmly
connected.
LAN
Check the Devices Manager of Windows.
Be sure the Sound function has been
activated and isn’t interfering with other
hardware.
Trouble
Solution
Can’t be connected
Be sure the RJ45 connector is firmly
connected to the network hub or switch.
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6.2 Frequently Asked Questions
My computer LCD Display Panel switches off much too quickly
and I have to constantly hit a key or move the mouse to bring
back the screen. What can I do?
I’ve heard that cleaning and rearranging files on the hard drive
will improve program’s launch speed. How do I do this?
 Good disk maintenances can improve program launch
speed. This normally includes deleting unnecessary files, and
defragmenting the hard disk so the files can be more efficiently
grouped. Windows contains maintenance based utilities for
these tasks; run Disk Cleanup to remove unnecessary files,
and Disk Defragmenter to defragment fragmented file blocks.
For more info on these utilities, please refer to your Windows
documentation or Windows help.
What kind of external microphone can I use with my notebook
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 Double click on the Speaker icon on the task bar. Then, under
the Microphone Balance, check the Mute box.
Because of a software problem, I was unable to shut the
computer down from Windows, I pressed the power button to
power off the computer, but it didn’t work. How can I force a
power off computer switches to hibernation mode much too
quickly and I have to constantly hit a key or move the mouse to
bring back the screen. What can I do?
 Make sure you press the power button for at least 4 seconds.
Normally, this will force the computer to shut off completely.
Why can’t I charge the battery of my notebook computer after it
is out of use for some time?
 After your notebook computer has not been used for a long time
(for example: more than one month), the battery will enter into
low voltage protection mode. Under this circumstance, restoring
to normal voltage will require the battery to be slowly charged
for several hours. Once the battery has been fully charged, your
computer will resume to normal operation sure you press the
power button for at least 5 seconds. Normally, this will force the
computer to shut off completely.
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 This is part of Windows Power Management. Access Power
Management by clicking on Start / Control Panel / Performance
and Maintenance / then Power Options, and change the time
next to the “Turn off Monitor” option to the time you want. You
have the choice of either adjusting time for the power supply or
for the battery.
There are echoes coming from my speakers. What can I do?
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 If your computer is without power (i.e. unplug the computer
power source from the power outlet and remove the battery
pack from it) for over 45 days, you would lose the information
stored in CMOS. Please follow the steps below to reconfigure
your CMOS settings:
step1. Press F2 to enter into the BIOS setup utility.
step2. S
elect “Load Optional Defaults?” When you see the
following prompt, choose <OK> and then press <Enter>.
step3. S
elect “Save Changes and Exit”, select <OK> and press
<Enter> to restart your computer
How to unplug or eject devices?
 1. In the notification area next to your task bar, double-click on
the Safe Removal icon. Safe removal displays a list of Plug
and Play devices that support safe removal and that are
currently attached to the system. If you do not see the Safe
Removal icon, your device does not support safe removal,
and you cannot unplug or eject your device using Safe
Removal.
2. In Safely Remove Hardware, in the list of devices, select
the device that you want to unplug or eject, and then click
on Stop. This tells the system that you will be unplugging or
ejecting the device.
3. In Stop a Hardware device, click OK. A notification appears
stating that it is now safe to unplug or eject the device.
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Caution
•Unplugging or ejecting a device that supports safe removal
without first than using the Safe Removal application to
warn the system can cause data to be lost or your system to
become unstable. For example, if a device is unplugged during
a data transfer, data loss is likely. If you use Safe Removal,
however, you can warn the system before you unplug or eject
a device, preventing possible loss of data. if you use Safe
Removal, however, you can warn the system before you
unplug or eject a device, preventing possible loss of data.
Note
•For removable storage devices that can safely be removed
while the system is on, the system disables write caching by
default. It does this so the devices can be removed without loss
of data. When write caching is disabled, however, the system
will likely experience slower performance, so be sure to enable
write caching when you have finished removing the device.
Does the i1520 provide a hardware switch or function button to
enable/disable the Bluetooth function?
 the i1520 provides a combined function button to enable/disable
the 3.5G (Fn+F10) and Bluetooth (Fn+F11) functions.
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What is the capacity of SDHC cards that i1520 can support?
How can i1520 BIOS be upgraded in the DOS and Windows
mode?
 Please refer to GIGABYTE website “How to upgrade i1520
BIOS in the DOS and Windows mode?”
6.3 Questions and Answers
Q: I can feel a mild heat next to the battery pack. Is this normal?
A: The battery will generate heat during recharging and
discharging. There is a protection circuit inside the Notebook to
prevent overheating. User needs not worry.
Q: My battery operation time is not as long as it should be. Why?
A: The battery is heat sensitive and can only be charged to its
maximum if the battery and its environmental temperature remain
within 15-25°C (59-77°F). The more the temperature deviates
from this range during recharging, the less chance there is for the
battery to be fully charged. In order to recharge the pack to its full
capacity, users are requested to cool down the unit by unplugging
the AC Adapter. Wait until it is cooled down. Then plug in the AC
Adapter to start recharging again.
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A: The batteries will self-discharge when they are not being
recharged. To make sure a battery pack is fully charged, recharge
before use. Always keep the battery inside the Notebook and
have the AC adapter connected whenever possible.
Q: I did not use my spare battery for months. I have a problem with
recharging it.
A: If you happen to leave your battery pack to go through an extended
period of self-discharge, say more than three months, the battery
voltage level will become too low and needs to be Pre-Charged (to
bring the battery voltage level high enough) before it automatically
(for Li-Ion only) resumes its normal Fast Charge. Pre-Charge may
take 30 minutes. Fast Charge usually takes 2~3 hours.
English
 The specification of SDHC that i1520 SD card reader supports
shall be in accordance with that of the SD Association. Currently,
the maximum capacity announced by SD Association is 32GB
http://www.sdcard.org/developers/tech/sdhc/
Q: I did not use my spare battery for a few days. Even though it
was fully recharged, there wasn’t as much power left as a newly
charged one. Why?
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Your notebook PC is sturdy and subject to few problems in the field.
However, you may encoun-ter simple setup or operating problems
that you can solve on the spot, or problems with periph-eral devices,
that you can solve by replacing the device. The information in this
section helps you isolate and resolve some of these straightforward
problems and identify failures that require service.
6.4 Identifying The Problem
If you encounter a problem, go through the following procedure
before pursuing complex troubleshooting:
1.Turn off your notebook.
2.Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your notebook and to an active AC power source.
3.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.
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.Turn on your notebook. Make sure it has been off at least 10 seconds before you turn it on.
6.Go through the boot sequence.
7.If the problem has not been resolved, contact your support representative.
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:
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● Product name
● Product configuration number
● Product serial number
● Purchase date
● Conditions under which the problem occurred
● Any error messages that have occurred
● Hardware configuration
● 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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other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be autho-rized by Macrovision, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
6.5 GIGABYTE Service Information
More service information please link to GIGABYTE official website:
www.gigabyte.com.tw
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i1520 Specifications
Specifications
i1520M
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CPU
i1520N
Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 processor
®
Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 processor
OS
Genuine Windows 7 Compliant
Genuine Windows® 7 Compliant
LCD Display
15.6" WXGA HD(1366x768) LED backlight
15.6" WXGA HD(1366x768) LED backlight
System Memory
DDRIII SO-DIMM 1333MHz*2 (Max 8GB)
DDRIII SO-DIMM 1333MHz*2 (Max 8GB)
®
Chipset
Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipsets
Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipsets
Video Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics witth dynamic frequency
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M
Hard Disk Drive
320/500GB 2.5" SATA HDD
320/500GB 2.5" SATA HDD
Optical Drive
12.7mm Super Multi DVD RW
12.7mm Super Multi DVD RW
USB(2.0)*4, D-Sub, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, 3-in-1
Card Reader(SD/MMC/MS), Express card slot, DC-in
Jack
2 Watt Speakers*2, Internal Mic-in
Communications
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Base-T
802.11b/g/n Wireless
Bluetooth
Webcam
Security
Battery
Build-in V2.1 + EDR
1.3 Mega Pixel
HDD Password, Kensington Lock
Li-ion 6-cell, 2400mAh
USB(2.0)*3(eSATA/USB Combo*1), HDMI, D-Sub, RJ45,
Mic-in, Earphone-out, 3-in-1 Card Reader(SD/MMC/MS),
Express card slot, DC-in Jack
2 Watt Speakers*2, Internal Mic-in
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Base-T
802.11b/g/n Wireless
3.5G Antenna build-in,
3.5G Module supported
Build-in V2.1 + EDR
1.3 Mega Pixel
HDD Password, Kensington Lock
Li-ion 6-cell, 2400mAh
Dimensions
389(W) x 249(D) x 34.5(H) mm
389(W) x 249(D) x 34.5(H) mm
Weight
~2.6kg (w/ODD and battery)
~2.6kg (w/ODD and battery)
I/O Port
Audio
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International Country Voltage
Region Voltage 240V
220V
230V
120V
230V
220V
110V
230V
220V
230V
127V
230V
230V
220V
220V
120V
230V
220V
220V
115V
220V
230V
110V / 220V
220V
120V
230V
220V
127V
220V
231 V
127V / 220 V
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Region Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Channel Islands
Chile
China (mainland only)
Colombia
Comoros
Congo-Brazzaville
Congo-Kinshasa
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Voltage 240V
230V
220V
220V
230V
220V
120V
220V
220V
120V
220V
220V
230V
220V
220V
120V
220V
230V
220V
240V
120V
230V
230V
110V
240V
230V
230V
220V
230V
110V
220V
Frequency 50 Hz
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English
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Azores
Bahamas
Bahrain
Balearic Islands
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bonaire
Bosnia
Botswana
Brazil
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Region English
40
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Faroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
Gaza Strip
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Voltage 120V
220V
115V
220V
230V
230V
220V
220V
240V
240V
230V
230V (formerly 220V)
220V
230V
220V
230V
220V
230V (formerly 220V)
230V
240V
230V (formerly 220V)
220V
230V
230V
110V
120V
220V
220V
240V
110V
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Frequency 60 Hz
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60 Hz
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60 Hz
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Region Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Macau S.A.R. of China
Voltage Frequency 110V
60 Hz
220V
50 Hz
230V (formerly 220V)
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
127V / 230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
230V (formerly 220V)
50 Hz
240V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
230V (formerly 220V)
50 Hz
110V and 220V
50 Hz
100 V
50 Hz / 60Hz
230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
240V
50 Hz
240V
50 Hz
240V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
240V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
120V / 240V
50 Hz
127V
50 Hz
230V (formerly 220V)
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
230V (formerly 220V)
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
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Region Voltage 220V
127V / 220 V
220V
230V
240V
230V
220V
230V
220V
220V
230V
127V
120V
220-230V
127V / 220 V
230 V
220V
230V
127V / 220 V
220V
230V
220V
240V
230V
230V (formerly 220V)
127V / 220V
220V
230V
120V
220V
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Frequency 50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
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60 Hz
60 Hz
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50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
60 Hz
50 Hz
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50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
60 Hz
50 Hz
Region Nigeria
North Korea
Norway
Okinawa
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Réunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia (Winward Is.)
St. Vincent (Winward Is.)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Voltage 240V
220V
230V
100 V
240V
230V
110V
240V
220V
220V
220V
230V
220V
120V
240V
220V
230V (formerly 220V)
220V
230V
110V / 230V
240V
230V
220V
127V / 220V
230V
220V
240V
230V
230V
230V
Frequency 50 Hz
50 Hz
50 Hz
60 Hz
50 Hz
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60 Hz
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50 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
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60 Hz
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Macedonia
Madagascar
Madeira
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat (Leeward Is.)
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar/Burma
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
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Region English
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Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Voltage Frequency 230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
220V
60 Hz
230V (formerly 220V)
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
127V
60 Hz
230V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
110V / 220V
60 Hz / 50 Hz
110V
60 Hz
220V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
240V
50 Hz
115V
60 Hz
230V
50 Hz
230V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
240V
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220V
50 Hz
220V
50 Hz
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230V (formerly 220V)
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Region Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands
Western Samoa
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Voltage 220V
230V
120V
220V
110V
230V
230V
230V
220V
Frequency 50 Hz
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Plug Type
Country
Plug Type
Plug Picture
Connector Type
LP-30B
LS15
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USA
Connector Picture
Japan
LP-54
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Taiwan
LP-53
LS15
China
PC-323
LS15
Korea
LP-E04
LS15
LP-60L
LS15
PE-364
LS15
PE-361
LS15
Canada
England
Singapore
South Africa
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Australia
LP-23A
LS15
Germany
English
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France
Sweden
Finland
Norway
LP-33
LS15
Belgium
Netherlands
Austria
Switzerland
LP-37
LS15
Denmark
LP-38
LS15
PE-336
LS15
Italy
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