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AiGuru U1
USB Phone for Skype
User Manual
E3450
First Edition V1
April 2008
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Safety precautions
For your safety and to keep your phone in good operating condition, read the following
tips and reminders carefully before using your phone.
Always keep the phone dry and free from dust.
Refer phone servicing only to qualified personnel.
Use only approved accessories. Do not connect incompatible
products or devices.
Use the phone following the instructions in this user guide.
Refer to the Appendix for detailed safety notices.
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Contents
Safety precautions.........................................................................................iii
Contents.........................................................................................................iv
About this guide.............................................................................................vi
Welcome.........................................................................................................viii
Specifications.................................................................................................ix
Chapter 1: Basic information
1.1
Phone layout...................................................................................1-2
Chapter 2: Installing the utility and connecting the
phone
2.1
Installing the AiGuru U1 utility......................................................2-2
Requirements for installing the AiGuru U1 utility..............................2-2
Running the support CD...................................................................2-2
Installing Skype™.............................................................................2-3
2.2
2.3
2.4
Installing AiGuru U1 utility................................................................2-4
Connecting U1 to your PC.............................................................2-7
Connecting U1 to Eee PC Windows® XP Edition.........................2-8
Standby mode.................................................................................2-10
Chapter 3: Using AiGuru U1
3.1
3.2
Making a call...................................................................................3-2
Calling a contact in the contact list...................................................3-2
Making a SkypeOut call....................................................................3-3
Answering a call.............................................................................3-4
Incoming calls...................................................................................3-4
During a call.....................................................................................3-4
3.3
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Terminating a call.............................................................................3-4
Call logs..........................................................................................3-5
Contents
3.4
Setting the ringtone.......................................................................3-6
Appendix: Reference information
A.1
Notices............................................................................................A-2
A.3
FAQ..................................................................................................A-5
A.2
Safety statements...........................................................................A-3
ASUS contact information.............................................................................A-7
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need to use your AiGuru U1 USB phone
for Skype.
How this guide is organized
This user guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Basic information
This chapter introduces the phone layout.
This chapter describes how to install Skype™ and the U1 drivers/utilities and how
to connect the phone to your PC.
•
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Chapter 2: Installing the utility and connecting the phone
Chapter 3: Using AiGuru U1
This chapter �������������������������������������������������������������
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use the phone with its menus.
This chapter includes safety notices, FAQ, and ASUS contact information.
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Appendix: Reference information
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
conventions used throughout this user guide.
NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to the unit when trying to
complete a task.
NETWORK DEPENDENT/SUBSCRIBED FEATURE: The phone
feature is network dependent or subscribed.
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Welcome
Thank you for choosing ASUS AiGuru U1 USB Phone for Skype. ��������������
This phone is
designed to facilitate SkypeTM-related service and features and �������������������
allows you to make
phone calls using your broadband connection.
What is SkypeTM?
SkypeTM is a simple utility that enables you to make free calls anywhere in the world. If
you are tired of paying your outrageous phone bill, SkypeTM is definitely for you!
Install the SkypeTM utility to your PC from the bundled support CD. C������������������
reate an account.
and sign yourself in, and within minutes you can �����������������������
call your friends with ASUS AiGuru
TM
U1 USB Phone for Skype. Skype calls have excellent sound quality and are highly
secure with end-to-end encryption.
Enjoy ASUS AiGuru U1 USB Phone for Skype!
ASUS AiGuru U1 USB Phone for Skype gives you all the functionality of a regular
phone, through SkypeTM. With
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the Skype application running on your PC, your Skype
contact list is displayed on �������������������������������������������������������
the U1 screen. Choose who you want to talk to from the
list, press a button, and get ready to talk. ��������������������
U1 supports SkypeOutTM dialing. It rings
when you have a SkypeTM call coming in, and shows the caller’s ID on the screen. You
can also listen to your voicemail on the phone.
Package contents
Check your phone package for the following items:
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Support CD
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Quick start guide
Warranty card
Specifications
Dimension
122 (L) x 40 (W) x 11.8 (H) mm
Weight
70 g
Display
1.3 inch 128 x 64 Dot Matrix STN-LCD
LCD backlight
White color
Power supply
USB power
Operation mode
Connects to PC/NB USB ports
USB port
USB 1.1/2.0 Full Speed Device
Socket and connector
1.5 (L) m USB cable
Audio
0.06W Receiver Internal MIC
Speaker frequency
response
Frequency range: 100-8000 Hz
Work frequency: 200-6300 Hz
Microphone frequency
response
Frequency range: 70-20000 Hz
+-3 dB frequency: 300-3000 Hz
Internet connection*
Dial-up, broadband, or cable modem
(at least 33.6 Kbps)
Features
Skype™ and SkypeOut™ support
Contact list, Call rejecting, call receiving, call redial, and
Caller ID display
(Continued on the next page)
*We recommend a broadband connection. Voice quality may vary
depending on the connection speed.
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Specifications
Keypad
Numeric keys
End key
Call key
Navigation keys
Right soft key
Left soft key
Material/Component
MTBF 24,000 hours
Confirming to the Green ASUS regulations
Software to install
AiGuru U1 utility
Skype™ software
OS support
Windows® XP 32 bit / Windows® Vista™ 32 bit
Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
Basic information
This chapter introduces the phone layout.
1.1
Phone layout
Front view
Back view
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Chapter 1: Basic information
1. Receiver.
3.
Left soft key. Press to perform the function currently displayed on the bottom
left corner of the screen.
2. 4. 5. 6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
LCD screen.
Call key. Press to dial or answer calls. Press to show the number you last dial.
Navigation/Volume keys. Press to scroll up/down through the menu items or
press to increase/decrease the volume.
Numeric keypad. Press to enter numbers. Double-press or hold the “0” key to
enter “+.”
Microphone.
End key. Press to stop an incoming call or cancel a call you are dialing. Press
to return to the standby mode.
Right soft key. Press to perform the function currently displayed on the bottom
right corner of the screen.
Buzzer.
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Chapter 1: Basic information
Chapter 2
Chapter 2:
Installing the utility and
connecting the phone
This chapter describes how to install Skype™ and the U1 drivers/utilities and how to connect
the phone to your PC.
2.1
Installing the AiGuru U1 utility
For Eee PC Windows® XP Edition users, go directly to 2.3 Connecting
U1 to your Eee PC Windows® XP Edition.
Before using your AiGuru U1 USB phone for Skype, install Skype™ as well as the
AiGuru U1 drivers/utilities from the support CD. These programs allow you to optimize
your phone features.
Requirements for installing the AiGuru U1 utility
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
32-bit Windows® XP / 32-bit Windows® Vista™ Home Basic / Home Premium /
Business / Ultimate
At least 1 GHz processor
At least 256 MB RAM
At least 40 MB free hard disk drive space
Internet connection: Dial-up, broadband, or cable modem (at least 33.6 Kbps)
Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c
AiGuru U1 support CD
Consult your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for detailed information
about network setup.
Running the support CD
Place the AiGuru U1 support CD to the
optical drive. The main screen displays
automatically.
If the main screen does
not show, click Browse
Support CD and then
double-click Setup.exe to
run the CD.
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Chapter 2: Installing the utility and connecting the phone
Installing Skype™
1.
From the main screen, click Install
Skype(TM) Software.
We recommand that you
install Skype™ from the
support CD.
2.
3.
4.
The Skype™-Install screen
appears. Select your language
from the drop-down list. Read the
License Agreement and then check
the box.
Click Install to begin installation.
When installation is completed,
click Start Skype to launch the
Skype™ program on your PC.
If you do not have a Skype
account, you may create
one. If you already have an
account, sign yourself in.
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Installing AiGuru U1 utility
1.
From the main screen, click Install
AiGuru U1 Utility.
2.
The InstallShield Wizard will guide
you through the installation. Click
Next.
3.
Click Next or click Change to
assign a folder location and then
click Next.
4.
If you want to create a shortcut
on the desktop, check the box
and click Next.
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5.
Click Install to begin installation.
6.
Connect U1 to your computer
and select a playback device you
frequently use.
If you use Windows® Vista™, follow step 6 to 9. If not, go to step 10.
7.
The audio configuration window
appears. A green check marks the
currently used playback device.
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8.
To change a playback device,
select the device and click Set
Default.
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9.
The selected device is marked by
a green check. Click OK.
10.
When installation is completed,
click Finish.
11.
The AiGuru U1 Utility icon will
appear on your desktop.
12.
A warning message appears. Select
Allow this program to use Skype
and then click OK.
The U1 icon with a cross will
also appear on the notification
area to indicate that U1 is not yet
connected to your PC.
Under Windows® Vista™, the U1 is
already connected to your PC and
its icon shows the following.
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Chapter 2: Installing the utility and connecting the phone
2.2
Connecting U1 to your PC
After installing Skype™ and AiGuru U1 Utility, you may connect the phone to your PC.
To connect U1 to your PC:
1.
Plug U1 into any USB ports on your
PC. The ASUS logo appears on the
U1 screen to indicate that the phone
is activated.
Also, the U1 icon on the notification
area is changed when the phone is
plugged in.
The U1 is powered by the
PC when you connect its
USB cable to the computer.
2.
Right-click the U1 icon to open the software menu options:
•
Auto Launch: This item is checked
by default. When it is checked, the
phone is activated and Skype™ is
launched automatically when you start
Windows®. If you uncheck it, you have
to double-click the AiGuru U1 Utility
icon on the desktop to activate the
phone as well as Skype™.
Skype™ is launched as soon as U1 is enabled. But if you set Skype™
to sign in automatically without checking the U1 Auto Launch item,
you still have to double-click the AiGuru U1 Utility icon to enable the
phone.
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About: Select to view the software information.
•
Exit: Select to deactivate the phone.
•
Help: Select to open an electronic version of the user manual.
If you connect U1 to the computer without signing in
Skype™, the U1 screen shows the following:
2.3
Connecting U1 to Eee PC Windows® XP Edition
To connect U1 to your Eee PC Windows® XP Edition:
1.
2.
3.
From the Eee PC desktop, double-click the Skype icon to launch the
Skype application.
Enter your Skype name and password to sign in.
Plug U1 into any USB ports on your
Eee PC. The ASUS logo appears
on the U1 screen to indicate that the
phone is activated, and the U1 icon
appears on the Eee PC notification
area.
The U1 is powered by the
Eee PC when you connect
its USB cable to the
computer.
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4.
Right-click the U1 icon to open the software menu options:
•
Auto Launch: If you check this item, the phone
is activated and Skype™ is launched
automatically when you start Windows®.
•
Help: Select to open an electronic version of
the user manual.
•
•
About: Select to view the software information.
Exit: Select to deactivate the phone.
If you connect U1 to the computer without signing in
Skype™, the U1 screen shows the following:
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2.4
Standby mode
When your phone is activated but not in use, it is in standby mode.
Skype status
Skype credits
Account name
Press the left
soft key to enter
menu options
2-10
Press the right
soft key to display
Skype contact list
Chapter 2: Installing the utility and connecting the phone
Chapter 3
Chapter 3:
Using AiGuru U1
This chapter provides instructions on how to use the phone with its menus.
3.1
Making a call
Calling a contact in the contact list
The contact list displayed on your U1 screen contains only the contacts saved in your
Skype account. Search for a contact and make a call.
To make a call to a contact:
1.
From the standby mode, select
Skype by pressing the left soft
key.
2.
The Contacts menu appears.
Press the left soft key (Enter) to
enter your contact list.
3.
From the contact list, press the
vup/down navigation keys to
scroll through the contacts and
make your selection.
4.
Press the Call key to call the
contact. To cancel the call, press
the End key.
If your contact is offline, you will see this message:
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Making a SkypeOut call
To make a call to a mobile phone or landline using SkypeOut™, you need to purchase
credits. Visit the Skype™ website at www.skype.com for details.
To call a SkypeOut contact:
1.
2.
From the standby mode, select Contacts by
pressing the right soft key. Scroll up/down through
your contact list to select a SkypeOut contact.
Press the Call key to make the call.
To dial a SkypeOut number:
1.
2.
3.
From the standby mode, double-press or hold the
“0” key to enter “+” and
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enter the number you want
to dial using the numeric keypad.
Press the left soft key (Save) to save the number
to your contact list. Press the right soft key (Delete)
to delete the number one by one. To cancel the
call and return to the standby mode, press the End
Key.
Press the Call Key to connect the call after you
finish dialing the number.
If there are not enough credits in your SkypeOut
account, you cannot make a SkypeOut call and will
see this message:
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3.2
Answering a call
Incoming calls
When you receive a call, the phone rings and the U1
screen shows the caller ID.
Press the Call key to answer the call or press the End
key to reject the call. You can also use the left soft key
(Answer) or the right soft key (Reject).
During a call
When a call is in progress, the following options are
available:
•
•
•
Hold/Un-hold: Press the left soft key (Hold) to hold
a call. Press the key again (Un-hold) to proceed.
Mute/Un-mute: Pr������������������������
ess the right soft key (Mute).to
mute the U1 microphone. Press the key again (UnMute) to enable the microphone.
Volume up/down: Press the up/down navigation
keys to adjust the receiver volume.
Terminating a call
Press the
���� End key to terminate a call.
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Chapter 3: Using AiGuru U1
3.3
Call logs
Call logs consist of information about missed, received, and dialed calls. To view lists
of these calls:
1.
From the standby mode, press the left soft key
(Skype) to display call logs.
2.
Scroll up/down through the Missed Calls, Incoming Calls, and Outgoing
Calls logs. Select a log and press the left soft key (Enter) to enter.
3.
Scroll up/down through the calls in the log. The
screen shows caller ID and status as well as the
call time. Most recent calls appear first in a log.
Press the Call key to return or redial calls.
You can also enter the Outgoing Calls log by pressing the Call key
from the standb�������
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mode.
If you have a Skype Voicemail account, check your voicemail using the
Skype application running on your PC and listen to it with U1.
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3.4
Setting the ringtone
You can select a ringtone for U1 or mute the phone. To set the ringtone:
1.
From the standby mode, press the up/down
navigation key to display the current ringtone, and
the ringtone will be played.
2.
Press the up/down navigation key to select
a ringtone from Silence and Ringtone #1 to
Ringtone #9.
3.
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Press the left soft key (Save) to apply your choice
or press the right soft key (Back) to keep the
original setting.
Chapter 3: Using AiGuru U1
Appendix
Appendix:
Reference information
This chapter includes safety notices, FAQ, and ASUS contact information.
A.1
Notices
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference and
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This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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Appendix: Reference information
A.2
Safety statements
Safety Warnings:
Read the following safety warnings carefully before using your cell phone.
•
•
•
•
•
This equipment is intended for use with power supplied from supplied battery
charger(s) and/or power supply unit(s). Other usage will invalidate any
certification given to this apparatus and may be dangerous.
Switch off your phone when in an aircraft. The use of wireless phones in an
aircraft may be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, disrupt cellular
networks, and may be illegal. Failure to observe this instruction may lead to
suspension or denial of phone services to the offender, legal action or both.
Do not use the phone or phone equipment when at a refueling point.
Observe restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots, chemical
plants, or where blasting operations are in progress.
The use of the Alert device to operate a vehicle’s lights or horn on public roads is
not permitted.
You MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. Observe the following
safety precautions when driving:
•
Do not use a hand-held telephone or microphone while you are driving.
•
Do not speak into a hands-free microphone if it will distract you from driving.
•
•
•
When driving, find a safe place to stop the vehicle before using the phone.
You MUST NOT stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway to answer or make a
call, except in an emergency.
The radio equipment should be connected to the antenna via a non-radiating
cable (e.g. coaxial cable). The antenna must be mounted in a position such that
no part of the human body will normally rest close to any part of the antenna
unless there is an intervening metallic screen, such as a metallic roof.
NOTE:
•
You can connect the USB charger or USB data cable to the device in only one
orientation. Incorrect insertion of the cable connector may cause short circuiting
and may damage the device.
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Proper Disposal
The symbol of the crossed out bin indicates that the product (electrical and
electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local
regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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Appendix: Reference information
A.3
FAQ
This section provides solutions to problems that may occur or questions commonly
encountered during the installation and operation of ASUS AiGuru U1 USB Phone for
Skype. Read the Q&As below to solve your problems. If you cannot find an answer
here, check the ASUS contact information at the end of the user manual.
Q1. Why can I not hear the other party clearly?
A1.
Your PC speaker volume or the U1 receiver volume may be set too low. Adjust
the volume by pressing the up/down navigation keys on U1 to get a better
effect.
Q2. Why does the U1 screen show “Skype Logoff” after I plug U1 into the PC
USB port?
A2.
Make sure that you have signed in Skype™ and Skype™ and the application is
running properly.
Also, ensure that your PC is not in standby/hibernate mode.
Q3. Why can I not SkypeOut?
A3.
Q4.
A4.
Enter 00 or “+” (hold the “0” key) before the number you are dialing. If your
Skype™ account has few or no credits left, purchase more credits on the
Skype™ website.
Why do I get no tone response from Skype™?
It is because the Skype™ application has not been launched, the USB
connector is not plugged in, your PC is in standby/hibernate mode, or your
contacts are offline.
•
Make sure the Skype™ application is running properly on the PC.
•
Wait for your contacts to be online.
•
Make sure the phone is set up correctly.
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Q5.
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After I finish installing the AiGuru U1 utility, the following window
appears. If I choose “Do not allow this program to use Skype,” how do I
re-activate U1?
1. Go to Skype → Tools → Options → Advanced → Advanced Settings.
Click Manage other programs’ access to Skype.
2. Select the AiGuru U1 icon
and click Change.
3. Select Allow this program to
use Skype and click OK.
Appendix: Reference information
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan)
Technical Support
Hotline Fax E-mail
Web site
0800-093-456 (Toll-free call from Taiwan only)
+886-2-2895-9254
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
http://taiwan.asus.com.tw
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Technical Support
Hotline Fax E-mail
Web site
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7698
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
http://www.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Technical Support
Motherboard and General Product Support
E-mail
Telephone Fax
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
+1-502-995-0883 (select option 3)
+1-502-933-8713
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Technical Support
Hotline (MB/Others) Notebook
Fax
Email
Website
+49-2102-9599-0
+49-2102-959910
+49-2102-959911
http://www.asus.de/support/support.htm
http://www.asus.de
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ASUS contact information
ASUS Holland B.V. (Netherlands)
Notebook Hotline Fax
Email
+31-(0)591-668190
+31-(0)591-666853
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
(Notebook, MB, VGA only)
ASUS COMPUTER (China)
Telephone Email
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+86-10-82667575
http://vip.asus.com.cn/eservice/techserv.aspx
Appendix: Reference information
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