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Notebook PC
Hardware User’s Manual
E2542 / Apr 2006
Contents
1. Introducing the Notebook PC....................................................................5
About This User’s Manual........................................................................................... 6
Notes For This Manual............................................................................................ 6
Preparing your Notebook PC...................................................................................... 9
2. Knowing the Parts.................................................................................... 11
Top Side.................................................................................................................... 12
Bottom Side............................................................................................................... 14
Front Side.................................................................................................................. 16
Left Side.................................................................................................................... 17
Right Side.................................................................................................................. 18
Rear Side.................................................................................................................. 20
3. Getting Started..........................................................................................21
Power System........................................................................................................... 22
Using AC Power.................................................................................................... 22
Using Battery Power............................................................................................. 23
Battery Care.......................................................................................................... 23
Powering ON the Notebook PC............................................................................ 24
The Power-On Self Test (POST)........................................................................... 24
Checking Battery Power....................................................................................... 25
Charging the Battery Pack.................................................................................... 25
Restarting or Rebooting........................................................................................ 26
Powering OFF....................................................................................................... 26
Special Keyboard Functions...................................................................................... 27
Colored Hot Keys.................................................................................................. 27
Microsoft Windows Keys....................................................................................... 29
Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad .......................................................................... 29
Keyboard as Cursors............................................................................................ 29
Switches and Status Indicators................................................................................. 30
Switches............................................................................................................... 30
Status Indicators................................................................................................... 32
CD Player Control Buttons & Indicator (on selected models)............................... 33
Contents
4. Using the Notebook PC............................................................................35
Operating System...................................................................................................... 36
Support Software.................................................................................................. 36
Automatic Touchpad Disabling (on selected models) .......................................... 36
Pointing Device......................................................................................................... 37
Using the Touchpad.............................................................................................. 37
Touchpad Usage Illustrations................................................................................ 38
Caring for the Touchpad........................................................................................ 39
Storage Devices........................................................................................................ 40
ExpressCard......................................................................................................... 40
Optical Drive......................................................................................................... 41
Flash Memory Card Reader................................................................................. 43
Hard Disk Drive..................................................................................................... 43
Connections.............................................................................................................. 44
Modem Connection............................................................................................... 44
Network Connection............................................................................................. 45
Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models).................................................. 46
Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models).......................................... 47
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (on selected models)......................................... 48
Power Management Modes...................................................................................... 49
Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance......................................................... 49
ACPI..................................................................................................................... 49
Suspend Mode...................................................................................................... 49
Power Savings...................................................................................................... 49
Power State Summary.......................................................................................... 50
Thermal Power Control......................................................................................... 50
Stand by and Hibernate........................................................................................ 51
Appendix.......................................................................................................53
Optional Accessories................................................................................................. 54
Glossary.................................................................................................................... 58
Declarations and Safety Statements......................................................................... 62
Notebook PC Information.......................................................................................... 74
Contents
1. Introducing the Notebook PC
About This User’s Manual
Notes For This Manual
Safety Precautions
Preparing your Notebook PC
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Introducing the Notebook PC
About This User’s Manual
You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information
on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are
major sections of this User’s Manuals:
1. Introducing the Notebook PC
Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.
2. Knowing the Parts
Gives you information on the Notebook PC’s components.
3. Getting Started
Gives you information on getting started with the Notebook PC.
4. Using the Notebook PC
Gives you information on using the Notebook PC’s components.
5. Appendix
Introduces you to optional accessories and gives additional information.
Notes For This Manual
A few notes and warnings in bold are used throughout this guide that you should be aware of in order
to complete certain tasks safely and completely. These notes have different degrees of importance as
described below:
WARNING! Important information that
must be followed for safe operation.
TIP: Tips and useful information for
completing tasks.
IMPORTANT! Vital information that
must be followed to prevent damage
to data, components, or persons.
NOTE: Tips and information for special situations.
< > Text enclosed in < > or [ ] represents a key on the keyboard; do not actually type the
[ ] < > or [ ] and the enclosed letters.
Safety Precautions
Introducing the Notebook PC
1
The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and
instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use
damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners,
benzene, or other chemicals on or near the surface.
IMPORTANT! Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before cleaning. Wipe the Notebook PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened
with a solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water and remove
any extra moisture with a dry cloth.
DO NOT place on uneven or unstable
work surfaces. Seek servicing if the
casing has been damaged.
DO NOT place or drop objects on top
and do not shove any foreign objects
into the Notebook PC.
DO NOT press or touch the display
panel. Do not place together with
small items that may scratch or enter
the Notebook PC.
DO NOT expose to strong magnetic
or electrical fields.
DO NOT expose to dirty or dusty environments. DO NOT operate during
a gas leak.
DO NOT expose to or use near liquids,
rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the
modem during an electrical storm.
DO NOT leave the Notebook PC on
your lap or any part of the body in
order to prevent discomfort or injury
from heat exposure.
Battery safety warning:
DO NOT throw the battery in fire.
DO NOT short circuit the contacts.
DO NOT disassemble the battery.
SAFE TEMP: This Notebook PC
should only be used in environments
with ambient temperatures between
5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F)
INPUT RATING: Refer to the rating
label on the bottom of the Notebook
PC and be sure that your power adapter
complies with the rating.
DO NOT throw the Notebook PC
in municipal waste. Check local
regulations for disposal of electronic
products.
DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook
PC that is powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation
such as a carrying bag.
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Introducing the Notebook PC
Transportation Precautions
To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external peripherals to prevent damage to the connectors. The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned
OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport. Therefore, you should not transport
the Notebook PC while the power is still ON. Close the display panel and check that it is latched securely
in the closed position to protect the keyboard and display panel.
Cover Your Notebook PC
You can purchase an optional carrying case to protect it from dirt, water, shock, and scratches.
CAUTION: The Notebook PC’s surface is easily dulled if not properly
cared for. Be careful not to rub or scrape the Notebook PC surfaces when
transporting your Notebook PC.
Charge Your Batteries
If you intend to use battery power, be sure to fully charge your battery pack and any optional battery
packs before going on long trips. Remember that the power adapter charges the battery pack as long as
it is plugged into the computer and an AC power source. Be aware that it takes much longer to charge
the battery pack when the Notebook PC is in use.
Airplane Precautions
Contact your airline if you want to use the Notebook PC on the airplane. Most airlines will have restrictions for using electronic devices. Most airlines will allow electronic use only between and not during
takeoffs and landings.
CAUTION! There are three main types of airport security devices: X-ray machines
(used on items placed on conveyor belts), magnetic detectors (used on people walking
through security checks), and magnetic wands (hand-held devices used on people or
individual items). You can send your Notebook PC and diskettes through airport X-ray
machines. However, it is recommended that you do not send your Notebook PC or
diskettes through airport magnetic detectors or expose them to magnetic wands.
Introducing the Notebook PC
Preparing your Notebook PC
1
These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Read the later pages for detailed information on using your Notebook PC.
1. Install the battery pack
2. Connect the AC Power Adapter
-2
-1
3. Open the Display Panel
ON
OFF
4. Turn ON the Notebook PC
PUSH
ON
IMPORTANT! When opening, do not force
the display panel down to the table or else
the hinges may break! Never lift the Notebook PC by the display panel!
OFF
PUSH
Press the power button and release.
(In Windows XP, this button can also be used to
safely turn OFF the Notebook PC.)
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Introducing the Notebook PC
2. Knowing the Parts
Basic sides of the Notebook PC
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2
Knowing the Parts
Top Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
2
1
3
4
10
5
Esc
F1
~
F2
F4
F5
F6
!
@
#
$
%
1
2
3
4
5
Q
Tab
W
A
CapsLock
Fn
E
S
Z
Shift
Ctrl
F3
X
&
(
8
J
N
F11
I
K
1
M
2
Pause
Break
L
}
]
{
[
3
Del
Scr Lk
Shift
6
Home
PgUp
Enter
?
0
Ins
Num Lk
Backspace
P
6
Alt
Alt
Prt Sc
Sys Rq
0
O
5
F12
)
9
9
4
U
H
B
F10
8
7
Y
G
V
F9
7
T
F
C
F8
6
R
D
F7
PgDn
7
End
Ctrl
8
9
NOTE: The keyboard will be different for each territory.
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Knowing the Parts
1
Camera (on selected models)
2
Microphone (Built-in)
3
Display Panel
4
Status Indicators (top)
5
Power Switch
6
Instant Keys
Keyboard
Touchpad and Buttons
Status Indicators (front)
10
Audio Speakers
2
The built-in camera allows picture taking or video recording. Can be used with video conferencing and
other interactive applications.
The built-in mono microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple
audio recordings.
The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor. The Notebook PC uses an
active matrix TFT LCD, which provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors.
Unlike desktop monitors, the LCD panel does not produce any radiation or flickering,
so it is easier on the eyes. Use a soft cloth without chemical liquids (use plain water if
necessary) to clean the display panel.
Status indicator details are described in section 3.
The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the Notebook PC and recovering from
STD. Use the switch once to turn ON and once to turn OFF the Notebook PC. In Windows
XP, this button can also be used to safely turn OFF the Notebook PC. The power switch only
works when the display panel is opened.
Instant keys allow you to launch frequently used applications with one push of a button. Details are
described in section 3.
The keyboard provides full-sized keys with comfortable travel (depth at which the keys can be depressed)
and palm rest for both hands. Two Windows function keys are provided to help ease navigation in the
Windows operating system.
The touchpad with its buttons is a pointing device that provides the same functions as a
desktop mouse. A software-controlled scrolling function is available after setting up the
included touchpad utility to allow easy Windows or web navigation.
Status indicator details are described in section 3.
The built-in stereo speaker system allows you to hear audio without additional attachments.
The multimedia sound system features an integrated digital audio controller that produces
rich, vibrant sound (results improved with external stereo headphones or speakers). Audio
features are software controlled.
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2
Knowing the Parts
Bottom Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model.
1
2
3
-2
-1
9
8
4
7
6
5
WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot. Be careful when handling
the Notebook PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation. High temperatures are normal during charging or operation. Do not use on soft surfaces such as
beds or sofas which may block the vents. DO NOT PUT THE NOTEBOOK PC ON YOUR
LAP OR OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY TO AVOID INJURY FROM THE HEAT.
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Knowing the Parts
1
Battery Lock - Spring
2
Battery Pack
3
Battery Lock - Manual
4
Name Card Holder
5
Hard Disk Drive Compartment
6
Shutdown Button (Emergency)
Wireless LAN (WLAN) Compartment
Memory (RAM) Compartment
Central Processor Unit (CPU) Compartment
2
The spring battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured. When the battery pack is inserted, it will
automatically lock. To remove the battery pack, this spring lock must be held in the unlocked position.
The battery pack is automatically charged when connected to an AC power source and maintains
power to the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between locations. Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for this Notebook
PC. The battery pack cannot be disassembled and must be purchased as a single unit.
The manual battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured. Move the manual lock to the unlocked
position to insert or remove the battery pack. Move the manual lock to the locked position after inserting the battery pack.
The Notebook PC has a name card holder glued to the bottom of the Notebook PC to hold identification
information on the user in case the Notebook PC is found by others.
The hard disk drive is secured in a compartment. Hard disk drive upgrades are to
be done by authorized service centers or dealers only.
In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, the shutdown button
can be pressed with a straightened paper clip to shutdown the Notebook PC.
The WLAN compartment allows the installation of a wireless networking card in order to wirelessly
connect to network access points or other wireless networking devices.
The memory compartment provides expansion capabilities for additional memory. Additional memory
will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. The BIOS automatically detects
the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-OnSelf-Test) process. There is no hardware or software (including BIOS) setup required after the memory
is installed. Visit an authorized service center or retailer for information on memory upgrades for your
Notebook PC. Only purchase expansion modules from authorized retailers of this Notebook PC to ensure
maximum compatibility and reliability.
Some Notebook PC models feature a socketed-processor design to allow upgrading to faster processors
in the future. Some models feature a ULV design for compactness and may not be upgraded. Visit an
authorized service center or retailer for information on upgrades.
WARNING! End-user removal of the CPU or hard disk drive will void the warranty.
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Knowing the Parts
Front Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
ON
OFF
1
1
Wireless Switch
2
Display Panel Button
PUSH
2
3
4
5
Enables or disables the built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth (selected models). When enabled, the wireless status indicator will light. Windows software settings are necessary before use.
Press the display panel button to open the display panel.
WARNING! When opening, do not force the display panel down to the table or else
the hinges may break! Never lift the Notebook PC by the display panel!
3
Microphone Input Jack
4
SPDIF Output Jack
Combo
The mono microphone jack (1/8 inch) can be used to connect an external microphone or output
signals from audio devices. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in microphone.
Use this feature for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings.
This jack provides connection to SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) compliant devices
for digital audio output. Use this feature to turn the Notebook PC into a hi-fi home entertainment system.
Headphone Output Jack
The stereo headphone jack (1/8 inch) is used to connect the Notebook PC’s audio out signal to
amplified speakers or headphones. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in speakers.
Flash Memory Slot
5
Normally a PCMCIA or USB memory card reader must be purchased separately in
order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile
phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a built-in memory card reader that can read
many flash memory cards as specified later in this manual. The built-in memory card
reader is not only convenient, but also faster than most other forms of memory card
readers because it utilizes the high-bandwidth PCI bus.
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Knowing the Parts
Left Side
2
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
1
2
3 4
5
1
Kensington® Lock Port
2
Optical Drive
3
Optical Drive Electronic Eject
4
Optical Drive Emergency Eject (location varies by model)
5
Air Vents
The Kensington® lock port allows the Notebook PC to be secured using Kensington® compatible Notebook PC security products. These security products usually include a metal cable
and lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object. Some security
products may also include a motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.
The Notebook PC comes in various models with different optical drives. The
Notebook PC’s optical drive may support compact discs (CD) and/or digital
video discs (DVD) and may have recordable (R) or re-writable (RW) capabilities. See the marketing specifications for details on each model.
The optical drive eject has an electronic eject button for opening the tray. You can also
eject the optical drive tray through any software player or by right clicking the optical
drive in Windows™ “My Computer.”
The emergency eject is used to eject the optical drive tray in case the electronic eject does
not work. Do not use the emergency eject in place of the electronic eject.
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC.
IMPORTANT! Make sure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not
block any of the air vents or else overheating of the Notebook PC may occur.
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2
Knowing the Parts
Right Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
DVI
1
4
5
6
One 26pin Express card slot is available to support one ExpressCard/34mm or one
ExpressCard/54mm expansion card. This new interface is faster by using a serial bus
supporting USB 2.0 and PCI Express instead of the slower parallel bus used in the PC
card slot. (Not compatible with previous PCMCIA cards.)
2.0
USB Port (2.0/1.1)
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards,
pointing devices, cameras, hard disk drives, printers, and scanners connected in a series up to 12Mbits/sec
(USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0). USB allows many devices to run simultaneously on a single computer, with some peripherals acting as additional plug-in
sites or hubs. USB supports hot-swapping of devices so that most peripherals can
be connected or disconnected without restarting the computer.
3
IEEE1394 Port
4
TV-Out Port
5
3
ExpressCard Slot
1
2
2
IEEE1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has simple connections and hotplugging capabilities like USB. The interface IEEE1394 has a bandwidth of 100-400
Mbits/sec and can handle up to 63 units on the same bus. IEEE1394 is also used in
high-end digital equipment and should be marked “DV” for Digital Video port.
The TV-Out port is an S-Video connector that allows routing the Notebook
PC’s display to a television or video projection device. You can choose between
simultaneously or single display. Use an S-Video cable (not provided) for high
quality displays or use the provided RCA to S-Video adapter for standard video
devices. This port supports both NTSC and PAL formats.
DVI-D
Display (DVI-D) Output (on selected models)
The Digital Video Interface port is designed to maximize video graphics output to flat
panel LCD monitors or other DVI-compliant device.
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Knowing the Parts
6
Display (Monitor) Output
Modem Port
2
The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard VGA-compatible device such as a
monitor or projector to allow viewing on a larger external display.
The RJ-11 modem port with two pins is smaller than the RJ-45 LAN port and supports
a standard telephone cable. The internal modem supports up to 56K V.90 transfers.
The built-in connector allows convenient use without additional adapters.
IMPORTANT! The built-in modem does not support the voltage used in digital
phone systems. Do not connect the modem port to a digital phone system or else
damage will occur to the Notebook PC.
LAN Port
The RJ-45 LAN port with eight pins is larger than the RJ-11 modem port and
supports a standard Ethernet cable for connection to a local network. The built-in
connector allows convenient use without additional adapters.
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2
Knowing the Parts
Rear Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
1
2
1
Power (DC) Input
2
Air Vents
3
4
The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack.
Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the
internal battery pack. To prevent damage to the Notebook PC and battery pack, always
use the supplied power adapter. CAUTION: MAY BECOME WARM TO HOT
WHEN IN USE. BE SURE NOT TO COVER THE ADAPTER AND KEEP IT
AWAY FROM YOUR BODY.
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC.
IMPORTANT! Make sure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not
block any of the air vents or else overheating of the Notebook PC may occur.
3
2.0
USB Port (2.0/1.1)
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards,
pointing devices, cameras, hard disk drives, printers, and scanners connected in a series up to 12Mbits/sec
(USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0). USB allows many devices to run simultaneously on a single computer, with some peripherals acting as additional plug-in
sites or hubs. USB supports hot-swapping of devices so that most peripherals can
be connected or disconnected without restarting the computer.
Battery Pack
4
The battery pack is automatically charged when connected to an AC power source and maintains
power to the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between locations. Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for this Notebook
PC. The battery pack cannot be disassembled and must be purchased as a single unit.
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3. Getting Started
Using AC Power
Using Battery Power
Powering ON the Notebook PC
Checking Battery Power
Restarting or Rebooting
Powering OFF the Notebook PC
Special Keyboard Functions
Switches and Status Indicators
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Getting Started
Power System
Using AC Power
The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts,
the power adapter and the battery power system.
The power adapter converts AC power from a wall
outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook
PC. Your Notebook PC comes with a universal
AC-DC adapter. That means that you may connect
the power cord to any 100V-120V as well as 220V240V outlets without setting switches or using
power converters. Different countries may require
that an adapter be used to connect the provided
US-standard AC power cord to a different standard.
Most hotels will provide universal outlets to support different power cords as well as voltages. It is always best to ask an experienced traveler about AC
outlet voltages when bringing power adapters to another country.
TIP: You can buy travel kits for the Notebook PC that includes power and modem
adapters for almost every country.
With the AC power cord connected to the AC-DC converter, connect the AC power cord to an AC outlet
(preferably with surge-protection) and then connect the DC plug to the Notebook PC. Connecting the
AC-DC adapter to the AC outlet first allows you to test the AC outlet’s power and the AC-DC converter
itself for compatibility problems before connecting the DC power to the Notebook PC. The green power
LED on the adapter lights up if the power is within accepted ranges.
IMPORTANT! Damage may occur if you use a different adapter to power the Notebook
PC or use the Notebook PC’s adapter to power other electrical devices. If there is
smoke, burning scent, or extreme heat coming from the AC-DC adapter, seek servicing. Seek servicing if you suspect a faulty AC-DC adapter. You may damage both your
battery pack(s) and the Notebook PC with a faulty AC-DC adapter.
NOTE: This Notebook PC may come with either a two or three-prong plug depending
on territory. If a three-prong plug is provided, you must use a grounded AC outlet or
use a properly grounded adapter to ensure safe operation of the Notebook PC.
WARNING! THE POWER ADAPTER MAY BECOME WARM TO HOT WHEN IN USE. BE
SURE NOT TO COVER THE ADAPTER AND KEEP IT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY.
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Getting Started
Using Battery Power
3
The Notebook PC is designed to work with a removable battery pack. The battery pack consists of a set
of battery cells housed together. A fully charged pack will provide several hours of battery life, which
can be further extended by using power management features through the BIOS setup. Additional battery
packs are optional and can be purchased separately through a Notebook PC retailer.
Installing and Removing the Battery Pack
Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed. If your Notebook PC does not have
its battery pack installed, use the following procedures to install the battery pack.
IMPORTANT! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the Notebook PC is
turned ON, as this may result in the loss of working data.
To install the battery pack:
To remove the battery pack:
1
-2
-2
-2
-1
-1
1
-1
2
IMPORTANT! Only use battery packs and power adapters supplied with this Notebook
PC or specifically approved by the manufacturer or retailer for use with this model or
else damage may occur to the Notebook PC.
Battery Care
The Notebook PC’s battery pack, like all rechargeable batteries, has a limit on the number times
it can be recharged. The battery pack’s useful life will depend on your environment temperature,
humidity, and how your Notebook PC is used. It is ideal that the battery be used in a temperature
range between 5˚C and 35˚C (41˚F and 95˚F). You must also take into account that the Notebook
PC’s internal temperature is higher than the outside temperature. Any temperatures above or below
this range will shorten the life of the battery. But in any case, the battery pack’s usage time will eventually decrease and a new battery pack must be purchased from an authorized dealer for this Notebook PC.
Because batteries also have a shelf life, it is not recommended to buy extras for storing.
WARNING! For safety reasons, DO NOT throw the battery in fire, DO NOT
short circuit the contacts, and DO NOT disassemble the battery. If there is
any abnormal operation or damage to the battery pack caused by impact,
turn OFF the Notebook PC and contact an authorized service center.
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Getting Started
Powering ON the Notebook PC
The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when you turn it ON. If necessary, you
may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the
system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup. If you press [Tab] during the
splash screen, standard boot information such as the BIOS version can be seen. Press [ESC] and you will
be presented with a boot menu with selections to boot from your available drives.
NOTE: Before bootup, the display panel flashes when the power is turned ON. This is
part of the Notebook PC’s test routine and is not a problem with the display.
IMPORTANT! To protect the hard disk drive, always wait at least 5 seconds after turning OFF your Notebook PC before turning it back ON.
WARNING! DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook PC that is powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation such as a carrying bag.
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
When you turn ON the Notebook PC, it will first run through a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests called the Power-On Self Test (POST). The software that controls the POST is installed as a
permanent part of the Notebook PC’s architecture. The POST includes a record of the Notebook PC’s
hardware configuration, which is used to make a diagnostic check of the system. This record is created
by using the BIOS Setup program. If the POST discovers a difference between the record and the existing hardware, it will display a message on the screen prompting you to correct the conflict by running
BIOS Setup. In most cases the record should be correct when you receive the Notebook PC. When the
test is finished, you may get a message reporting “No operating system found” if the hard disk was not
preloaded with an operating system. This indicates that the hard disk is correctly detected and ready for
the installation of a new operating system.
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) checks the hard disk drive during POST and
gives a warning message if the hard disk drive requires servicing. If any critical hard disk drive warning
is given during bootup, backup your data immediately and run Windows disk checking program. To run
Window’s disk checking program: (1) right-click any hard disk drive icon in “My Computer”, (2) choose
Properties, (3) click the Tools tab, (4) click Check Now, (5) select a hard disk drive, (6) select Thorough to
also check for physical damages, and (7) click Start. Third party disk utilities such as Symantec’s Norton
Disk Doctor can also perform the same functions but with greater ease and more features.
IMPORTANT! If warnings are still given during bootup after running a software disk
checking utility, you should take your Notebook PC in for servicing. Continued use
may result in data loss.
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Getting Started
Checking Battery Power
The battery system implements the Smart Battery standard under
the Windows environment, which allows the battery to accurately
report the amount of charge left in the battery. A fully-charged battery
pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power. But
the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving
features, your general work habits, the CPU, system memory size,
and the size of the display panel.
To check the remaining battery power, move your cursor over the
power icon. The power icon is a “battery” when not using AC power
and a “plug” when using AC power. Double click on the icon for
more information and settings.
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Move your mouse over the battery icon
for remaining power information.
When the AC power is connected,
charging status will be shown.
NOTE: You will be warned when battery power is low. If you
continue to ignore the low battery warnings, the Notebook PC
eventually enters suspend mode (Windows default uses STR).
Note: Screen captures shown here
are examples only and may not reflect what you see in your system.
Right-click the battery icon for
sub-menus.
Left-click the battery icon for power
management settings.
WARNING! Suspend-to-RAM (STR) does not last long when the battery power is depleted.
Suspend-to-Disk (STD) is not the same as power OFF. STD requires a small amount of
power and will fail if no power is available due to complete battery depletion or no power
supply (e.g. removing both the power adapter and battery pack).
Charging the Battery Pack
Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack
begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power using the power adapter.
Fully charge the battery pack before using it for the first time. A new battery pack must completely charge
before the Notebook PC is disconnected from external power. It takes a few hours to fully charge the
battery when the Notebook PC is turned OFF and may take twice the time when the Notebook PC is
turned ON. The battery charge light turns OFF when the battery pack is charged.
NOTE: The battery stops charging if the temperature is too high or the battery voltage
is too high. BIOS provides a smart battery refreshing function. If the battery calibration
process fails, stop charging and contact an authorized service center.
WARNING! Do not leave the battery pack discharged. The battery pack will discharge
over time. If not using a battery pack, it must continued to be charged every three
months to extend recovery capacity or else it may fail to charge in the future.
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Restarting or Rebooting
After making changes to your operating system,
you may be prompted to restart the system. Some
installation processes will provide a dialog box to
allow restart. To restart the system manually, click
Windows Start button and select Shut Down and
then choose Restart.
(Screens are different depending on security settings.)
Powering OFF
In Windows XP, power OFF the Notebook PC by
clicking Windows Start button and select Shut Down
and then choose Turn off (or Shut down). For operating systems without proper power management
(DOS, Windows NT), you must close all applications
and exit operating systems and then power OFF by holding the power switch for 2 seconds (as opposed
to 1 second to power ON). Holding the power switch for 2 seconds is necessary in order to prevent accidental power-OFFs.
IMPORTANT! To protect the hard drive, wait at least 5 seconds after turning OFF your
Notebook PC before turning it back ON.
Emergency Shutdown
In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there are two additional ways to
shutdown your Notebook PC:
(1) Hold the power button
over 4 seconds, or (2) Press the shutdown button
.
TIP: Use a straightened paper clip to
press the shutdown button.
IMPORTANT! Do not use emergency shutdown while data is being written; doing so
can result in loss or destruction of your data.
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Special Keyboard Functions
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Colored Hot Keys
The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored
commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while
pressing a key with a colored command.
ON
OFF
PUSH
NOTE: The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the
functions should remain the same. Follow the icons instead of the function keys.
“Zz” Icon (F1): Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Saveto-Disk depending on sleep button setting in power management setup).
Radio Tower (F2): 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.
Envelope Icon (F3): Pressing this button will launch your Email application while Windows is running.
“e” Icon (F4): Pressing this button will launch your Internet browser application while
Windows is running.
Filled Sun Icon (F5):
Decreases the display brightness
Open Sun Icon (F6):
Increases the display brightness
LCD Icon (F7): Toggles the display panel ON and OFF. This also stretches your screen
area (on certain models) to fill the entire display when using low resolution modes.
LCD/Monitor Icons (F8): Toggles between the Notebook PC’s LCD display and an external
monitor in this series: Notebook PC LCD -> External Monitor -> Both. (This function does
not work in 256 Colors, select High Color in Display Property Settings.) IMPORTANT:
Connect an external monitor before booting up the Notebook PC.
Crossed-out Touchpad (F9): Toggles the built-in touchpad LOCKED (disabled) and UNLOCKED (enabled). Locking the touchpad will prevent you from accidentally moving the
cursor while typing and is best used with an external pointing device such as a mouse. Note:
An indicator between the touchpad buttons will light when the touchpad is UNLOCKED
(enabled) and not light when the touchpad is LOCKED (disabled).
Speaker Icons (F10):
Toggles the speakers ON and OFF (only in Windows OS)
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Colored Hot Keys (Cont.)
Speaker Down Icon (F11):
Decreases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
Speaker Up Icon (F12):
Increases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
Num Lk (Ins): Toggles the numeric keypad (number lock) ON and OFF. Allows you to
use a larger portion of the keyboard for number entering.
Scr Lk (Del): Toggles the “Scroll Lock” ON and OFF. Allows you to use a larger portion
of the keyboard for cell navigation.
Power4 Gear+ (Fn+Space Bar): The Power4 Gear+ button toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving modes control many aspects of the
Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time.
When you are using an AC power adapter, Power4 Gear+ will switch between modes
in the AC power mode segment. When you remove the AC adapter, Power4 Gear+ will
switch between modes in the battery (DC) mode segment. When you remove or apply the
AC adapter, Power4 Gear+ will automatically shift you up or down into the proper mode
segment (AC or DC).
Battery Mode
AC Mode
Fn+C: Toggles “Splendid Video Intelligent Technology” function ON and OFF. This allows switching between different display color enhancement modes in order to improve
contrast, brightness, skin tone, and color saturation for red, green, and blue independently.
You can see the current mode through the on-screen display (OSD).
OSD
Icons
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Microsoft Windows Keys
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There are two special Windows keys on the keyboard as described below.
The key with the Windows Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows desktop.
The other key, that looks like a Windows menu with a small cursor, activates the properties menu
and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows object.
Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad
The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and
consists of 15 keys that make number intensive input more
convenient. These dual-purpose keys are labeled in orange on
the key caps. Numeric assignments are located at the upper
right hand corner of each key as shown in the figure. When
the numeric keypad is engaged by pressing [Fn][Ins/Num
LK], the number lock LED lights up. If an external keyboard
is connected, pressing the [Ins/Num LK] on the external
keyboard enables/disables the NumLock on both keyboards
simultaneously. To disable the numeric keypad while keeping
the keypad on an external keyboard activated, press the [Fn][Ins/Num LK] keys on the Notebook PC.
Keyboard as Cursors
The keyboard can be used as cursors while Number Lock is
ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering
numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications.
With Number Lock OFF, press [Fn] and one of the cursor
keys shown below. For example [Fn][8] for up, [Fn][K] for
down, [Fn][U] for left, and [Fn][O] for right.
With Number Lock ON, use [Shift] and one of the cursor
keys shown below. For example [Shift][8] for up, [Shift][K]
for down, [Shift][U] for left, and [Shift][O] for right.
NOTE: The arrow symbols are illustrated here for your reference. They are not labeled
on the keyboard as shown here.
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Switches and Status Indicators
Switches
ON
OFF
PUSH
InstantON Key
Pressing this key will launch a multimedia player application in Windows. If the Notebook PC is OFF,
it will first be turned ON.
Power4 Gear+ Key
The Power4 Gear+ button toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving
modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time.
When you are using an AC power adapter, Power4 Gear+ will switch between modes in the AC power
mode segment. When you remove the AC adapter, Power4 Gear+ will switch between modes in the battery (DC) mode segment. When you remove or apply the AC adapter, Power4 Gear+ will automatically
shift you up or down into the proper mode segment (AC or DC).
Battery Mode
AC Mode
Pad-Lock Key
Pressing this button will lock your touchpad when using an external mouse. Locking the touchpad will
prevent you from accidentally moving the cursor while typing. To enable the touchpad, simply press
this button again.
Splendid Key (on selected models)
Toggles “Splendid” function ON and OFF. This allows switching between different display color enhancement modes in order to improve contrast, brightness, skin tone, and color saturation for red, green, and
blue independently. You can see the current mode through the on-screen display (OSD).
OSD
Icons
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Switches (Cont.)
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Internet Launch Key
Pressing this button will launch your Internet browser application while Windows is running.
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
PUSH
PUSH
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.
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Status Indicators
Above keyboard
ON
OFF
PUSH
Number Lock Indicator
Indicates that number lock [Num Lk] is activated when lighted. Number lock allows some of the keyboard letters to act as numbers for easier numeric data input.
Capital Lock Indicator
Indicates that capital lock [Caps Lock] is activated when lighted. Capital lock allows some of the keyboard letters to type using capitalized letters (e.g. A, B, C). When the capital lock light is OFF, the typed
letters will be in the lower case form (e.g. a,b,c).
Scroll Lock Indicator
Indicates that scroll lock [Scr Lk] is activated when lit. Scroll lock allows some of the keyboard letters
to act as direction keys in order to allow easier navigation when only a part of the keyboard is required,
such as for playing games.
Drive Activity Indicator
Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing one or more storage device(s) such as the hard disk. The
light flashes proportional to the access time.
Battery Charge Indicator
The battery charge indicator is an LED that shows the status of the battery’s power as follows:
ON: The Notebook PC’s battery is charging when AC power is connected.
OFF: The Notebook PC’s battery is charged or completely drained.
Blinking: Battery power is less than 10% and the AC power is not connected.
Wireless Indicator
This is only applicable on models with built-in wireless LAN and/or built-in Bluetooth. When the built-in
wireless LAN and/or built-in Bluetooth is enabled, this indicator will light. (Windows software settings
are necessary.)
Bluetooth Indicator
This is only applicable on models with internal Bluetooth (BT). This indicator will light to show that the
Notebook PC’s built-in BT function is activated.
Power Indicator
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The power indicator lights when the Notebook PC is turned ON and blinks slowly when the Notebook
PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Standby) mode. This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC is turned
OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.
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CD Player Control Buttons & Indicator (on selected models)
There are several CD control buttons integrated externally on the Notebook PC for convenient CD playing. The buttons activate and control your operating system’s audio player when the Notebook PC is ON.
When your Notebook PC is OFF, the CD control buttons activate a CD player function that allows you
to listen to audio CDs even while the Notebook PC is not turned ON. The following defines the meaning
of each CD control button and indicator on the front of the Notebook PC.
Use the [Fn] key in combination with the arrow keys for CD control functions.
CD Play/Pause
During CD stop, begins CD play.
During CD play, pauses CD play.
CD Stop
During CD stop: Ejects the CD tray.
During CD play: Stops CD play.
CD Skip to Previous Track (Rewind) & Audio Volume Down
During CD play, this button has two functions:
Track: The first push will restart the current track. Second push will skip to the previous track.
Audio: Hold down to decrease audio volume.
CD Skip to Next Track (Fast Forward) & Audio Volume Up
During CD play, this button has two functions:
Track: Push once to skip to the next track during CD playing.
Audio: Hold down to increase audio volume.
Audio Volume Controls
Fn + Speaker Icons (F10):
Toggles the audio volume ON and OFF
Fn + Down Speaker Icon (F11):
Decreases the audio volume
Fn + Up Speaker Icon (F12): Increases the audio volume
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Operating System
Pointing Device
Storage Devices
ExpressCard Slot
Optical Drive
Hard Disk Drive
Connections
Modem Connection
Network Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth Wireless Connection
Power Management Modes
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Operating System
This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed operating system such as Microsoft Windows XP. The choices and languages will depend on the territory.
The levels of hardware and software support may vary depending on the installed operating system. The
stability and compatibility of other operating systems cannot be guaranteed.
Support Software
This Notebook PC comes with a support CD that provides BIOS,
drivers and applications to enable hardware features, extend functionality, help manage your Notebook PC, or add functionality not
provided by the native operating system. If updates or replacement
of the support CD is necessary, contact your dealer for web sites to
download individual software drivers and utilities.
The support CD contains all drivers, utilities and software for all popular operating systems including
those that have been pre-installed. The support CD does not include the operating system itself. The
support CD is necessary even if your Notebook PC came pre-configured in order to provide additional
software not included as part of the factory pre-install.
A recovery CD is optional and includes an image of the original operating system installed on the hard
drive at the factory. The recovery CD provides a comprehensive recovery solution that quickly restores
the Notebook PC’s operating system to its original working state provided that your hard disk drive is
in good working order. Contact your retailer if you require such a solution.
Note: Some of the Notebook PC’s components and features may not work until the
device drivers and utilities are installed.
Automatic Touchpad Disabling (on selected models)
Notebook PC models with newer chipsets will automatically disable the Notebook PC’s touchpad when an external
USB mouse is attached. To turn OFF this feature, deselect
the option in Windows Control Panel - Mouse Properties
- Device Settings.
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Pointing Device
Using the Notebook PC
The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing
device is fully compatible with all two/three-button and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is
pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts;
therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A
device driver is still required for working with some
application software.
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Cursor
Movement
Vertical Scroll
Area
IMPORTANT! Do not use any objects in
place of your finger to operate the touchpad or else damage may occur to the
touchpad’s surface.
Right Click
Left Click
Using the Touchpad
Light pressure with the tip of your finger is all that
is required to operate the touchpad. Because the
touchpad is electrostatic sensitive, objects cannot
be used in place of your fingers. The touchpad’s
primary function is to move the cursor around or
select items displayed on the screen with the use of
your fingertip instead of a standard desktop mouse.
The following illustrations demonstrate proper use
of the touchpad.
Slide finger
forward
Slide finger
left
Slide finger
right
Slide finger
backward
Moving The Cursor
Place your finger in the center of the touchpad and
slide in a direction to move the cursor.
Scrolling (on selected models)
Slide your finger up or down on the right side to
scroll a window up or down.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
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Touchpad Usage Illustrations
Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the
touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will
change color. The following 2 examples produce the same results.
Clicking
(press the left cursor button and release)
Tapping
(lightly but rapidly strike the touchpad)
Double-clicking/Double-tapping - This is a common skill for launching a program directly from the
corresponding icon you select. Move the cursor over the icon you wish to execute, press the left button or
tap the pad twice in rapid succession, and the system launches the corresponding program. If the interval
between the clicks or taps is too long, the operation will not be executed. You can set the double-click speed
using the Windows Control Panel “Mouse.” The following 2 examples produce the same results.
Double-Clicking
(press the left button twice and release)
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Double-Tapping
(lightly but rapidly strike the touchpad twice)
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Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can
move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the cursor
to the desired location, then release the button. Or, you can simply double-tap on the item and hold while
dragging the item with your fingertip. The following illustrations produce the same results.
Dragging-Clicking
Dragging-Tapping
(hold left button and slide finger on touchpad)
(lightly strike the touchpad twice, sliding finger on touchpad
during second strike)
NOTE: A software-controlled scrolling function is available after setting up the included
touchpad utility to allow easy Windows or web navigation. Basic functions can be adjusted at the Windows control panel to allow comfortable clicking and tapping.
Caring for the Touchpad
The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the
following precautions.
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•
•
Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease.
Do not touch the touchpad if your fingers are dirty or wet.
Do not rest heavy objects on the touchpad or the touchpad buttons.
Do not scratch the touchpad with your finger nails or any hard objects.
NOTE: The touchpad responds to movement not to force. There is no need to tap
the surface too hard. Tapping too hard does not increase the responsiveness of the
touchpad. The touchpad responds best to light pressure.
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Storage Devices
Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various
data storage devices. This Notebook PC has the following storage devices:
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ExpressCard
Optical drive
Flash memory reader
Hard disk drive
ExpressCard
One 26pin Express card slot is available to support one ExpressCard/34mm or one
ExpressCard/54mm expansion card. This new interface is faster by using a serial bus
supporting USB 2.0 and PCI Express instead of the slower parallel bus used in the PC
card slot. (Not compatible with previous PCMCIA cards.)
Inserting an ExpressCard
Be sure the ExpressCard
is level when inserting.
1. If there is an ExpressCard socket protector, re- 3. Carefully connect any cables or adapters
move it using the “Removing an ExpressCard”
needed by the ExpressCard. Usually connectors
instructions below.
can only be inserted in one orientation. Look
for a sticker, icon, or marking on one side of
2. Insert the ExpressCard with the connector side first
the connector representing the top side.
and label side up. Standard ExpressCards will be
flush with the Notebook PC when fully inserted.
Removing an ExpressCard
The ExpressCard slot does not have an eject button. Press the ExpressCard inwards and release to
eject the ExpressCard. Carefully pull the ejected
ExpressCard out of the socket.
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Optical Drive
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Inserting an optical disc
1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press
the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject
out partially.
2. Gently pull on the drive’s front panel and slide
the tray completely out. Be careful not to touch
the CD drive lens and other mechanisms. Make
sure there are no obstructions that may get
jammed under the drive’s tray.
3. Hold the disc by the edge and face the disc’s 4. Slowly push the drive’s tray back in. The drive
printed side up. Push down on both sides of
will begin reading the table of contents (TOC)
the disc’s center until the disc snaps onto the
on the disc. When the drive stops, the disc is
hub. The hub should be higher than the
ready to be used.
disc when correctly mounted.
NOTE: It is normal to hear as well as feel the CD spinning with great intensity in the
CD drive while data is read.
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Optical Drive (Cont.)
Removing an optical disc
Emergency eject
Actual location will
vary by model.
Eject the tray and gently pry the edge of the disc
upwards at an angle to remove the disc from
the hub.
The emergency eject is located in a hole on the optical drive and is used to eject the optical drive tray
in case the electronic eject does not work. Do not
use the emergency eject in place of the electronic
eject. Note: Make sure not to stab the activity
indicator located in the same area.
Using the Optical Drive
Optical discs and equipment must be handled with care because of the precise mechanics involved.
Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop optical drives,
the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is
important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the optical drive tray will scratch the CD.
WARNING! If the CD disc is not properly locked onto the center hub, the CD can be
damaged when the tray is closed. Always watch the CD closely while closing the tray
slowly to prevent damage.
A CD drive letter should be present regardless of the presence of a CD disc in the drive. After the CD is
properly inserted, data can be accessed just like with hard disk drives; except that nothing can be written
to or changed on the CD. Using the proper software, a CD-RW drive or DVD+CD-RW drive can allow
CD-RW discs to be used like a hard drive with writing, deleting, and editing capabilities.
Vibration is normal for all high-speed optical drives due to unbalanced CDs or CD print. To decrease
vibration, use the Notebook PC on an even surface and do not place labels on the CD.
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The optical drives can play audio CDs, but only the DVD-ROM drive can play DVD audio. Insert the
audio CD and Windows™ automatically opens an audio player and begins playing. Depending on the
DVD audio disc and installed software, it may require that you open a DVD player to listen to DVD
audio. You can adjust the volume using hotkeys or Windows™ speaker icon on the taskbar.
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Flash Memory Card Reader
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Normally a PCMCIA memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards
from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has
a single built-in memory card reader that can read the following flash memory cards: Secure Digital
(SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Select (MS Select), Memory
Stick Duo (with MS adapter), Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Pro Duo (with MS Pro adapter).
Memory Sticks may be standard or with MagicGate technology. The built-in memory card reader is not
only convenient, but also faster than most other forms of memory card readers because it utilizes the
high-bandwidth PCI bus.
Supported Memory Types
ON
OFF
PUSH
MS adapter
MS (Memory Stick)
Duo/Pro/Duo Pro/MG
SD / MMC
512MB
MS (Memory Stick)
Magic Gate (MG)
MS (Memory Stick)
Select
MS / MS Pro
MS (Memory Stick)
MMC (Multimedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
IMPORTANT! Never remove cards while or immediately after reading, copying, formatting, or deleting data on the card or else data loss may occur.
Hard Disk Drive
Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds
than floppy disk drives and optical drives. The Notebook PC comes with
a replaceable 2.5” (6.35cm) wide and approximately .374” (.95cm) high
hard disk drive. Current hard drives support S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring
and Reporting Technology) to detect hard disk errors or failures before
they happen. When replacing or upgrading the hard drive, always visit
an authorized service center or retailer for this Notebook PC.
IMPORTANT! Poor handling of the Notebook PC may damage the hard disk drive.
Handle the Notebook PC gently and keep it away from static electricity and strong
vibrations or impact. The hard disk drive is the most delicate component and will
likely be the first or only component that is damaged if the Notebook PC is dropped.
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Connections
NOTE: The built-in modem and network cannot be installed later as an upgrade. After
purchase, modem and/or network can be installed as a PC card (PCMCIA).
Modem Connection
The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal modem should have either two or four wires (only two wires (telephone
line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ-11 connector
on both ends. Connect one end to the modem port and the other end
to an analog telephone wall socket (the ones found in residential
buildings). Once the driver is setup, the modem is ready to use.
NOTE: When you are connected to an online service, do not place the Notebook PC in
suspend (or sleep mode) or else you will disconnect the modem connection.
Example of the Notebook PC connected to a telephone jack for use with the built-in modem:
DVI
Telephone connector is the
smaller of the two.
Telephone cables
with RJ-11 connectors
Telephone Wall
Jack
Telephone
connection is
optional
CAUTION: For electrical safety concerns, only use telephone cables rated 26AWG or
higher. (see Glossary for more information)
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Network Connection
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Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Notebook PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T speeds, your network
cable must be category 5 or better (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring. If you plan on running the
interface at 100/1000Mbps, it must be connected to a 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T hub (not a BASE-T4
hub). For 10Base-T, use category 3, 4, or 5 twisted-pair wiring. 10/100 Mbps Full-Duplex is supported
on this Notebook PC but requires connection to a network switching hub with “duplex” enabled. The
software default is to use the fastest setting so no user-intervention is required.
1000BASE-T (or Gigabit) is only supported on selected models.
Twisted-Pair Cable
The cable used to connect the Ethernet card to a host (generally a
Hub or Switch) is called a straight-through Twisted Pair Ethernet
(TPE). The end connectors are called RJ-45 connectors, which are
not compatible with RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting two
computers together without a hub in between, a crossover LAN
cable is required (Fast-Ethernet model). (Gigabit models support
auto-crossover so a crossover LAN cable is optional.)
Example of the Notebook PC connected to a Network Hub or Switch for use with the built-in
Ethernet controller.
DVI
LAN connector is the
larger of the two.
Network Hub or Switch
Network cable with RJ-45 connectors
WARNING! Only use analog telephone outlets. The built-in modem does not support
the voltage used in digital phone systems. Do not connect the RJ-11 to digital phone
systems found in many commercial buildings or else damage will occur!
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Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models)
The optional built-in wireless LAN is a compact easy-to-use wireless Ethernet adapter. Implementing
the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LAN (WLAN), the optional built-in wireless LAN is capable of
fast data transmission rates using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technologies on 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies. The optional built-in wireless LAN is backward compatible with the earlier IEEE 802.11 standards allowing seamless interfacing
of wireless LAN standards.
The optional built-in wireless LAN is a client adapter that supports Infrastructure and Ad-hoc modes
giving you flexibility on your existing or future wireless network configurations for distances up to 40
meters between the client and the access point.
To provide efficient security to your wireless communication, the optional built-in wireless LAN comes
with a 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
features.
Ad-hoc mode
The Ad-hoc mode allows the Notebook PC to connect
to another wireless device. No access point (AP) is
required in this wireless environment.
These are examples of the Notebook PC
connected to a Wireless Network.
Notebook PC
Desktop PC
(All devices must install optional 802.11 wireless LAN adapters.)
PDA
Infrastructure mode
The Infrastructure mode allows the Notebook PC and
other wireless devices to join a wireless network created by an Access Point (AP) (sold separately) that
provides a central link for wireless clients to communicate with each other or with a wired network.
Notebook PC
Desktop PC
(All devices must install optional 802.11 wireless LAN adapters.)
Access
Point
PDA
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Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models)
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Notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting Bluetooth-enabled devices. Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may be Notebook PCs, Desktop PCs, mobile
phones, and PDAs.
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Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones
You can wireless connect to your mobile phone. Depending on your mobile phone’s capabilities, you can transfer phone book data, photos, sound files, etc. or use it as a modem
to connect to the Internet. You may also use it for SMS messaging.
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Note: If your Notebook PC did not come with built-in Bluetooth, you need to connect
a USB or ExpressCard Bluetooth module in order to use Bluetooth.
Bluetooth-enabled computers or PDAs
You can wireless connect to another computer or PDA and exchange files, share peripherals,
or share Internet or network connections. You may also make use of Bluetooth-enabled
wireless keyboard or mouse.
Pairing with Bluetooth-enabled devices
You first need to pair your Notebook PC with a Bluetooth-enabled device before you can
connect to it. Make sure the Bluetooth-enabled device is turned ON and ready to accept a
pair. Launch Bluetooth Settings from Windows Start | Programs | Bluetooth or select
Add New Connection from the Bluetooth taskbar icon if available.
Bluetooth Settings from Windows Start |
Programs | Bluetooth
Click New Connection from
Bluetooth Settings.
Add New Connection from the
Bluetooth taskbar icon
Follow the wizard to add Bluetooth
devices.
After complete, you should see
your device in the window.
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Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (on selected models)
The TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, is a security hardware device on the system board that will hold
computer-generated keys for encryption. It is a hardware-based solution that an help avoid attacks by
hackers looking to capture passwords and encryption keys to sensitive data. The TPM provides the ability to the PC or notebook to run applications more secure and to make transactions and communication
more trustworthy.
The security features provided by the TPM are internally supported by the following cryptographic capabilities of each TPM: hashing, random number generation, asymmetric key generation, and asymmetric
encryption/decryption. Each individual TPM on each individual computer system has a unique signature
initialized during the silicon manufacturing process that further enhances its trust/security effectiveness.
Each individual TPM must have an Owner before it is useful as a security device.
TPM Applications
TPM is useful for any customer that is interested in providing an addition layer of security to the computer system. The TPM, when bundled with an optional security software package, can provide overall
system security, file protection capabilities and protect against email/privacy concerns. TPM helps
provide security that can be stronger than that contained in the system BIOS, operating system, or any
non-TPM application.
Note: The TPM is disabled by default. Use BIOS setup to enable it.
Important: Use your TPM application’s “Restore” or “Migration” function to backup
your TPM security data.
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You can launch the Security Platform
application from Windows “Control Panel”.
You can launch the Security Platform
application from Windows “Start” menu.
When the Security Platform is running, this
icon will show in the Windows taskbar. You
can choose to initialize or manage here.
When you launch the Security Platform
application for the first time, answer Yes and
follow the instructions to configure it.
Power Management Modes
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The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to
maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these features
through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup. ACPI power management settings are made through the
operating system. The power management features are designed to save as much electricity as possible
by putting components into a low power consumption mode as often as possible but also allow full
operation on demand. These low power modes are referred to as “Stand by” (or Suspend-to-RAM) and
“Hibernation” mode or Suspend-to-Disk (STD). The Standby mode is a simple function provided by the
operating system. When the Notebook PC is in either one of the power saving modes, the status will be
shown by the following: “Stand by”: Power LED Blinks and “Hibernation”: Power LED OFF.
Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance
The Notebook PC operates in Full Power mode when the power management function is disabled by
configuring Windows power management and SpeedStep. When the Notebook PC is operating in Full
Power Mode, the Power LED remains ON. If you are conscious of both system performance and power
consumption, select “Maximum Performance” instead of disabling all power management features.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Management (ACPI) was developed by Intel, Microsoft, and Toshiba
especially for Windows and later to control power management and Plug and Play features. ACPI is the
new standard in power management for Notebook PCs.
NOTE: APM was used in older operating systems like Windows NT4 and Windows 98.
Because newer operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows ME
utilize ACPI, APM is no longer fully supported on this Notebook PC.
Suspend Mode
In “Stand by” (STR) and “Hibernation” (STD), the CPU clock is stopped and most of the Notebook PC
devices are put in their lowest active state. The suspend mode is the lowest power state of the Notebook
PC. The Notebook PC enters suspend mode when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time
or manually using the [Fn][F1] keys. The Power LED blinks when the Notebook PC is in STR mode.
In STD mode, the Notebook PC will appear to be powered OFF. Recover from STR by pressing any
keyboard button (except Fn). Recover from STD by using the power switch (just like powering
ON the Notebook PC).
Power Savings
In addition to reducing the CPU clock, this mode puts devices including the LCD backlight in their lower
active state. The Notebook PC enters “Stand by” mode (low priority) when the system remains idle for a
specified amount of time. The time-out can be set through Windows power management (higher priority).
To resume system operation, press any key.
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Power State Summary
STATE
“Stand by”
STR (“Stand by”)
(Suspend-to-RAM)
STD (“Hibernate”)
(Suspend-to-Disk)
Soft OFF
ENTRY EVENT
• “Stand by” through Windows Start button
• Timer as set though “Power Management” in
Windows Control Panel (higher priority)
EXIT EVENT
• Any device
• Battery low
• Hotkey (see “Colored Hotkeys” under “Special • Signal from modem port
Keyboard Functions” in the previous section) • Power button or any key
• Hotkey (see “Colored Hotkeys” under “Special • Power button
Keyboard Functions” in the previous section)
• Power button (can be defined as STR or STD) • Power button
• “Shut down” through Windows Start button
Thermal Power Control
There are three power control methods for controlling the Notebook PC’s thermal state. These power
control cannot be configured by the user and should be known in case the Notebook PC should enter
these states. The following temperatures represent the chassis temperature (not CPU).
• The fan turns ON for active cooling when the temperature reaches the safe upper limit.
• The CPU decreases speed for passive cooling when the temperature exceeds the safe upper limit.
• The system shut down for critical cooling when temperature exceeds the maximum safe upper
limit.
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Stand by and Hibernate
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Power management settings can be found in the Windows control panel. The following shows the power
options properties in Windows. You can define “Stand By” or “Shut down” for closing the display panel,
pressing the power button, or activating sleep mode. “Stand by” and “Hibernate” saves power when
your Notebook PC is not in use by turning OFF certain components. When you resume your work, your
last status (such as a document scrolled down half way or email typed half way) will reappear as if you
never left. “Shut down” will close all applications and ask if you want to save your work if any are not
saved.
“Stand by” is the same as Suspend-to-RAM (STR). This
function stores your current data and status in RAM while
many components are turned OFF. Because RAM is volatile,
it requires power to keep (refresh) the data. To operate: select
“Start” | “Shut down”, and “Stand by”.
“Hibernate” is the same as Suspend-to-Disk (STD) and
stores your current data and status on the hard disk drive. By
doing this, RAM does not have to be periodically refreshed
and power consumption is greatly reduced but not completely
eliminated because certain wake-up components like LAN
needs to remain powered. “Hibernate” saves more power
compared to “Stand by”. To operate: Enable hibernation
in “Power Options” and select “Start” | “Shut down”, and
“Hibernate”.
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Optional Accessories
Optional Connections
Glossary
Declarations and Safety Statements
Notebook PC Information
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Optional Accessories
These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC.
USB Hub (Optional)
Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your USB ports and allow
you to quickly connect or disconnect many USB peripherals through a
single cable.
USB Keyboard and Mouse
Attaching an external USB keyboard will allow data entry to be
more comfortable. Attaching an external USB mouse will allow
Windows navigation to be more comfortable. Both the external
USB keyboard and mouse will work simultaneously with the
Notebook PC’s built-in keyboard and touchpad.
USB Flash Memory Disk
A USB flash memory disk is an optional item that can
replace the 1.44MB floppy disk and provide storage up
to several hundred megabytes, higher transfer speeds, and
greater durability. When used in current operating systems,
no drivers are necessary.
USB Floppy Disk Drive
An optional USB-interface floppy disk drive can accept a standard 1.44MB (or
720KB) 3.5-inch floppy diskette.
WARNING! To prevent system failures, use
(Safely Remove
Hardware) on the taskbar before disconnecting the USB floppy
disk drive. Eject the floppy disk before transporting the Notebook
PC to prevent damage from shock.
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Optional Connections
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These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties.
Printer Connection
One or more USB printers can be simultaneously used on any USB port
or USB hub.
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Bluetooth mouse (optional)
2. Turn ON the switch on the
bottom of the mouse.
OFF ON
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1. A Bluetooth icon
should be located on
your Windows taskbar.
Right click the taskbar
Bluetooth icon and
choose Add New
Connection.
ESET
3. Push the “RESET” button on
the bottom of the mouse.
If you do not see the Bluetooth
mouse here. Push the “RESET”
button on the bottom of the
mouse and click Refresh here.
4. Select “Express Mode” and click Next.
5. A list of available Bluetooth devices will appear.
Select “Logitech Travel Mouse” and click Next.
6. The software will register the Bluetooth mouse.
Click Finish when complete.
7. A mouse icon with a pair of green and
yellow hands will show in this window.
Note: “RESET” may be necessary after changing batteries. Repeat steps if necessary.
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Troubleshooting
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Question: How do I check if my Bluetooth
is ready?
In “Device Manager”, check if “Bluetooth Personal
Area Network” is available as shown here.
Question: I cannot see my Bluetooth
mouse in the list. What do I do?
Click Refresh in the software and
“RESET” on the mouse. Repeat if
necessary.
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OFF ON
ESET
Question: I already registered the
Bluetooth mouse before. Why is it not
working now? How do I connect to it?
Double-click on the
Bluetooth Icon.
Double-click on the
registered Bluetooth mouse.
After connection, the icon
will show a pair of green and
yellow hands.
A prompt will appear for confirmation. Click OK.
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Glossary
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface)
Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers.
APM (Advanced Power Management)
Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers.
AWG (American Wire Gauge)
NOTE: This table is for general reference only and should not be used as a source of
the American Wire Gauge standard as this table may not be current or complete.
Gauge
AWG
33
32
30
29
27
26
25
Diam
(mm)
0.18
0.19
0.20
0.25
0.30
0.35
0.40
0.45
Area
(mm2)
0.026
0.028
0.031
0.049
0.071
0.096
0.13
0.16
R
(ohm/km)
676
605
547
351
243
178
137
108
I@3A/mm2
(mA)
75
85
93
147
212
288
378
477
Gauge
AWG
24
22
20
Diam
(mm)
0.50
0.55
0.60
0.65
0.70
0.75
0.80
0.85
Area
(mm2)
0.20
0.24
0.28
0.33
0.39
0.44
0.50
0.57
R
(ohm/km)
87.5
72.3
60.7
51.7
44.6
38.9
34.1
30.2
I@3A/mm2
(mA)
588
715
850
1.0 A
1.16 A
1.32 A
1.51 A
1.70 A
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such
as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s read-only
memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS
can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.
Bit (Binary Digit)
Represents the smallest unit of data used by the computer. A bit can have one of two values: 0 or 1.
Boot
Boot means to start the computer operating system by loading it into system memory. When the manual
instructs you to “boot” your system (or computer), it means to turn ON your computer. “Reboot” means
to restart your computer. When using Windows 95 or later, selecting “Restart” from “Start | Shut Down...”
will reboot your computer.
Bluetooth (on selected models)
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that lets you connect computers, mobile phones, and
handheld devices to each other and to the Internet. Bluetooth technology eliminates the ned for the cables
that connect devices together. Bluetooth-enabled devices connect wirelessly within a 10 m range.
Byte (Binary Term)
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One byte is a group of eight contiguous bits. A byte is used to represent a single alphanumeric character,
punctuation mark, or other symbol.
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Clock Throttling
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Chipset function which allows the processor’s clock to be stopped and started at a known duty cycle.
Clock throttling is used for power savings, thermal management, and reducing processing speed.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
The CPU, sometimes called “Processor,” actually functions as the “brain” of the computer. It interprets
and executes program commands and processes data stored in memory.
Device Driver
A device driver is a special set of instructions that allows the computer’s operating system to communicate
with devices such as VGA, audio, Ethernet, printer, or modem.
DVD
DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold video as well as audio and computer data. With these
capacities and access rates, DVD discs can provide you with dramatically-enhanced high-color, full-motion videos, better graphics, sharper pictures, and digital audio for a theater-like experience. DVD aims
to encompass home entertainment, computers, and business information with a single digital format,
eventually replacing audio CD, videotape, laserdisc, CD-ROM, and video game cartridges.
ExpressCard
ExpressCard slot is 26 pins and support one ExpressCard/34mm or one ExpressCard/54mm expansion
card. This new interface is faster by using a serial bus supporting USB 2.0 and PCI Express instead of
the slower parallel bus used in the PC card slot. (Not compatible with previous PCMCIA cards.)
Hardware
Hardware is a general term referring to the physical components of a computer system, including peripherals such as printers, modems, and pointing devices.
IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the need for a
separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/66 or 100 IDE devices can achieve up
to 33MB/Sec transfer.
IEEE1394 (1394)
Also known as iLINK (Sony) or FireWire (Apple). 1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has
simple connections and hot-plugging capabilities like USB. The popular 1394a interface has a bandwidth
of 400Mbits/sec and can handle up to 63 units on the same bus. The newer 1394b interface can support
twice the speed and will appear in future models when peripherals support higher speeds. It is very likely
that 1394, together with USB, will replace Parallel, IDE, SCSI, and EIDE ports. 1394 is also used in
high-end digital equipment and should be marked “DV” for Digital Video port.
Infrared Port (IrDA) (on selected models)
The infrared (IrDA) communication port allows convenient wireless data communication with infrared-equipped devices or computers up to 4Mbits/sec. This allows easy wireless synchronization with
PDAs or mobile phones and even wireless printing to printers. Small offices can use IrDA technology to
share a printer between several closely placed Notebook PCs and even send files to each other without
a network.
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Kensington® Locks
Kensington® locks (or compatible) allow the Notebook PC to be secured usually using a metal cable and
lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object. Some security products may also
include a motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.
Laser Classifications
As lasers became more numerous and more widely used, the need to warn users of laser hazards became
apparent. To meet this need, laser classifications were established. Current classification levels vary from
optically safe, requiring no controls (Class 1) to very hazardous, requiring strict controls (Class 4).
CLASS 1: A Class 1 laser or laser system emits levels of optical energy that are eye-safe and consequently require no controls. An example of this class of laser system is the checkout scanning device
found in most grocery stores or lasers used in optical drives.
CLASS 2 & CLASS 3A: Class 2 and Class 3A lasers emit visible, continuous-wave (CW) optical
radiation levels slightly above the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) level. Although these
lasers can cause eye damage, their brightness usually causes observers to look away or blink before
eye damage occurs. These lasers have strict administrative controls requiring placement of signs
warning personnel not to stare directly into the beam. Class 3A lasers must not be viewed with optically-aided devices.
CLASS 3B: Class 3B lasers, and Class 3A lasers with outputs of 2.5mW, are hazardous to personnel
who are within the beam path and look at the beam source directly or by specular reflection. These
lasers cannot produce hazardous diffuse reflections. Personnel working with these lasers should wear
appropriate protective eyewear during any operation of the laser. Class 3B lasers have both administrative and physical controls to protect personnel. Physical controls include limited access work areas.
Administrative controls include special warning signs posted outside the entrances to the laser work
spaces and lights outside the entrances that warn personnel when the lasers are in use.
CLASS 4: Class 4 lasers are high-power lasers that will cause damage to unprotected eyes and skin
through intra-beam viewing and specular or diffuse reflections. Consequently, no personnel should
be in a room where a Class 4 laser is operating without proper eye protection.
PCI Bus (Peripheral Component Interconnect Local Bus)
PCI bus is a specification that defines a 32-bit data bus interface. PCI is a standard widely used by expansion card manufacturers.
POST (Power On Self Test)
When you turn on the computer, it will first run through the POST, a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests. The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the keyboard, the
diskette drive, and other I/O devices.
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RAM (Random Access Memory)
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RAM (usually just called memory) is the place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are temporarily kept so that they can be quickly reached by the
computer’s processor instead of having to read from and write to slower storage such as the hard disk
or optical disc.
Suspend Mode
In Save-to-RAM (STR) and Save-to-Disk (STD), the CPU clock is stopped and most of the Notebook PC
devices are put in their lowest active state. The Notebook PC enters Suspend when the system remains
idle for a specified amount of time or manually using the function keys. The time-out setting of both
Hard Disk and Video can be set by the BIOS Setup. The Power LED blinks when the Notebook PC is
in STR mode. In STD mode, the Notebook PC will appear to be powered OFF.
System Disk
A system disk contains the core file of an operating system and is used to boot up the operating system.
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) (on selected models)
The TPM is a security hardware device on the system board that will hold computer-generated keys for
encryption. It is a hardware-based solution that can help avoid attacks by hackers looking to capture
passwords and encryption keys to sensitive data. The TPM provides the ability to the PC or Notebook
PC to run applications more secure and to make transactions and communication more trustworthy.
Twisted-Pair Cable
The cable used to connect the Ethernet card to a host (generally a Hub or Switch) is called a straightthrough Twisted Pair Ethernet (TPE). The end connectors are called RJ-45 connectors, which are not
compatible with RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting two computers together without a hub in
between, a crossover twisted-pair is required.
UltraDMA/66 or 100
UltraDMA/66 or 100 are new specifications to improve IDE transfer rates. Unlike traditional PIO mode,
which only uses the rising edge of IDE command signal to transfer data, UltraDMA/66 or 100 uses both
rising edge and falling edge.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
A new 4-pin serial peripheral bus that allows plug and play computer peripherals such as keyboard,
mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and modem/ISDN to be automatically configured when they are attached physically without having to install drivers or reboot. With USB, the traditional complex cables
from back panel of your PC can be eliminated.
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Declarations and Safety Statements
DVD-ROM Drive Information
The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD
titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be purchased
with this Notebook PC. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs.
Regional Playback Information
Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS
protected content. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name given to the content protection scheme
adopted by the motion picture industry to satisfy a need to protect against unlawful content duplication.
Although the design rules imposed on CSS licensors are many, one rule that is most relevant is playback restrictions on regionalized content. In order to facilitate geographically staggered movie releases, DVD video
titles are released for specific geographic regions as defined in “Region Definitions” below. Copyright laws
require that all DVD movies be limited to a particular region (usually coded to the region at which it is sold).
While DVD movie content may be released for multiple regions, CSS design rules require that any system
capable of playing CSS encrypted content must only be capable of playing one region.
NOTE: The region setting may be changed up to five times using the viewer software,
then it can only play DVD movies for the last region setting. Changing the region code
after that will require factory resetting which is not covered by warranty. If resetting is
desired, shipping and resetting costs will be at the expense of the user.
Region Definitions
Region 1
Canada, US, US Territories
Region 2
Czech, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republics, Slovakia
Region 3
Burma, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Region 4
Australia, Caribbean (Except US Territories), Central America, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, South
America
Region 5
CIS, India, Pakistan, Rest of Africa, Russia, North Korea
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Region 6
China
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Internal Modem Compliancy
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The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea,
Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision
98/482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network
(PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the
approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN
network termination point. In the event of problems you should contact your equipment supplier in the
first instance.
Overview
On 4th August 1998 the European Council Decision regarding the CTR 21 has been published in the
Official Journal of the EC. The CTR 21 applies to all non voice terminal equipment with DTMF-dialling
which is intended to be connected to the analogue PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).
CTR 21 (Common Technical Regulation) for the attachment requirements for connection to the analogue
public switched telephone networks of terminal equipment (excluding terminal equipment supporting
the voice telephony justified case service) in which network addressing, if provided, is by means of dual
tone multifrequency signalling.
Network Compatibility Declaration
Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the Notified Body and the vendor: “This declaration will
indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with
which the equipment may have inter-working difficulties”
Network Compatibility Declaration
Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the user: “This declaration will indicate the networks with
which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may
have inter-working difficulties. The manufacturer shall also associate a statement to make it clear where
network compatibility is dependent on physical and software switch settings. It will also advise the user
to contact the vendor if it is desired to use the equipment on another network.”
Up to now the Notified Body of CETECOM issued several pan-European approvals using CTR 21. The
results are Europe’s first modems which do not require regulatory approvals in each individual European
country.
Non-Voice Equipment
Answering machines and loud-speaking telephones can be eligible as well as modems, fax machines,
auto-dialers and alarm systems. Equipment in which the end-to-end quality of speech is controlled by
regulations (e.g. handset telephones and in some countries also cordless telephones) is excluded.
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Internal Modem Compliancy (Cont.)
This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard.
Country Applied Austria1 Yes Belgium Yes Czech Republic No Denmark1 Yes Finland Yes France Yes Germany Yes Greece Yes Hungary No Iceland Yes Ireland Yes Italy Still Pending Israel No Lichtenstein Yes Luxemburg Yes The Netherlands1 Yes Norway Yes Poland No Portugal No Spain No Sweden Yes
Switzerland Yes United Kingdom Yes More Testing
No
No
Not Applicable
Yes
No
No
No
No Not Applicable
No
No
Still Pending
No
No No
Yes
No
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
No
No
No
This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table,
you may visit http://www.cetecom.de/technologies/ctr_21.html
National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state
in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would make
any additional testing superfluous).
1
In The Netherlands additional testing is required for series connection and caller ID facilities.
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Federal Communications Commission Statement
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This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of a shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC
emission limits and to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Use only shielded
cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void your authority to operate the equipment.
(Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal
Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.)
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FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This device is restricted to INDOOR USE due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25GHz frequency range.
FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25GHz to reduce the
potential for harmful interference to co-channel of the Mobile Satellite Systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary user of the 5.25 to 5.35GHz and 5.65 to 5.85GHz bands.
These radar stations can cause interference with and / or damage this device.
IMPORTANT: This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement
This equipment complies with FCC RF exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, please follow operation
instructions in the user’s manual. This equipment is for operation within 5.15 GHz and 5.25GHz frequency
ranges and is restricted to indoor environments only.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
“ASUS declares that this device is limited to Channels 1 through 11 in the 2.4GHz
frequency by specified firmware controlled in the USA.”
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)
The following items were completed and are considered relevant and sufficient:
• Essential requirements as in [Article 3]
• Protection requirements for health and safety as in [Article 3.1a]
• Testing for electric safety according to [EN 60950]
• Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility in [Article 3.1b]
• Testing for electromagnetic compatibility in [EN 301 489-1] & [EN 301]
• Testing according to [489-17]
• Effective use of the radio spectrum as in [Article 3.2]
• Radio test suites according to [EN 300 328-2]
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CE Mark Warning
A
This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
To maintain compliance with IC RF exposure compliance requirements, please avoid direct contact to
the transmitting antenna during transmitting. End users must follow the specific operating instructions
for satisfying RF exposure compliance.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause interference and
• This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service (i.e. co-channel Mobile Satellite systems) this device
is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment
(or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Because high power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) in 5250-5350
MHz, these radars could cause interference and/or damage to license exempt LAN devices.
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Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains
N. America
Japan
Europe ETSI
2.412-2.462 GHz
2.412-2.484 GHz
2.412-2.472 GHz
Ch01 through CH11
Ch01 through Ch14
Ch01 through Ch13
France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands
Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power
indoors are:
• 10mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz)
• 100mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz
NOTE: Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5 MHz.
There are few possibilities for outdoor use: On private property or on the private property of public
persons, use is subject to a preliminary authorization procedure by the Ministry of Defense, with maximum
authorized power of 100mW in the 2446.5–2483.5 MHz band. Use outdoors on public property is not
permitted.
In the departments listed below, for the entire 2.4 GHz band:
• Maximum authorized power indoors is 100mW
• Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10mW
Departments in which the use of the 2400–2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than
100mW indoors and less than 10mW outdoors:
01
08
16
32
45
59
64
70
84
94
Ain Orientales
02
Ardennes
09
Charente
24
Gers
36
Loiret
50
Nord
60
Pyrénées Atlantique 66
Haute Saône
71
Vaucluse
88
Val de Marne
Aisne
Ariège
Dordogne
Indre
Manche
Oise
Pyrénées
Saône et Loire
Vosges
03
11
25
37
55
61
67
75
89
Allier
05
Aude
12
Doubs
26
Indre et Loire 41
Meuse
58
Orne
63
Bas Rhin
68
Paris
82
Yonne
90
Hautes Alpes
Aveyron
Drôme
Loir et Cher
Nièvre
Puy du Dôme
Haut Rhin
Tarn et Garonne
Territoire de Belfort
This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more
areas within France. Please check with ART for the latest information (www.art-telecom.fr)
NOTE: Your WLAN Card transmits less than 100mW, but more than 10mW.
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UL Safety Notices
Appendix
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Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically
connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed
200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National
Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
When using the Notebok PC modem, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
• Do not use the Notebok PC near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or
laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
• Do not use the Notebok PC during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock
from lightning.
• Do not use the Notebok PC in the vicinity of a gas leak.
Required for UL 1642 covering primary (nonrechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries for use as power sources in products. These batteries contain metallic lithium, or a lithium alloy, or
a lithium ion, and may consist of a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells connected in series,
parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by an irreversible or reversible
chemical reaction.
• Do not dispose the Notebok PC battery pack in a fire, as they may explode. Check with local codes
for possible special disposal instructions to reduce the risk of injury to persons due to fire or explosion.
• Do not use power adapters or batteries from other devices to reduce the risk of injury to persons due
to fire or explosion. Use only UL certified power adapters or batteries supplied by the manufacturer
or authorized retailers.
Power Safety Requirement
Products with electrical current ratings up to 6A and weighing more than 3Kg must use approved power
cords greater than or equal to: H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75mm2 or H05VV-F, 2G, 0.75mm2.
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Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries)
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions. (English)
ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con
un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica. Non disperdere le batterie nell’ambiente.
(Italian)
VORSICHT! Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben
oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben
des Herstellers. (German)
ADVARSELI! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med
batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren. (Danish)
VARNING! Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som
rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion. (Swedish)
VAROITUS! Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan
sousittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistagan ohjeiden mukaisesti. (Finnish)
ATTENTION! Il y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer
uniquement avec une batterie du mêre type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur.
Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant. (French)
ADVARSEL! Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende
type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
(Norwegian)
(Japanese)
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Optical Drive Safety Information
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Laser Safety Information
Internal or external optical drives sold with this Notebook PC contains a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
Laser classifications can be found in the glossary at the end of this user’s manual.
WARNING: Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified
in the user’s manual may result in hazardous laser exposure. Do not attempt to disassemble the optical drive. For your safety, have the optical drive serviced only by an
authorized service provider.
Service warning label
CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
OR VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976. These regulations apply to laser products manufactured from August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States.
WARNING: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein or in the laser product installation guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain
U.S.A. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem)
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish
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Optical Drive Manufacturer:______________________________ Type:_______________
BIOS Version:___________________________________________Date:_______________
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Accessories:_ _____________________________________________________________
Software
Operating System:___________Version:_ ___________ Serial Number:_______________
Software:_ _________________Version:_ ___________ Serial Number:_______________
Software:_ _________________Version:_ ___________ Serial Number:_______________
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User Name:____________________________________User Password:_______________
Network
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