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User’s Manual
L630/L635
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L630/L635
Table of Contents
Preface
General Precautions
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Equipment Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Connecting the AC Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Opening the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Turning On The Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Starting Up for The First Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Turning Off The Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Restarting The Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
System Recovery Options and
Restoring the preinstalled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Chapter 2
The Grand Tour
Front with The Display Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1
Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
Right Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Back Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Front with The Display Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
System Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Keyboard Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Optical Disc Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
AC Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Chapter 3
Hardware, Utilities and Options
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1
Special Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8
TOSHIBA Value Added Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-11
Utilities and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-11
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Optional Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Bridge Media Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
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Memory Expansion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional AC Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB FDD Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
eSATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 4
3-20
3-23
3-23
3-23
3-23
3-23
3-24
3-25
Operating Basics
Using the Touch Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Using The Web Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Using The TOSHIBA Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using Optical Disc Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Writing CD/DVDs on BD Combo Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi (±R DL) Drive . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
TOSHIBA Disc Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
Using Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Using WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
Media Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Sound System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Using The Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
Wireless Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Cleaning The Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Moving The Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Using The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Heat Dispersal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39
Chapter 5
The Keyboard
Typewriter Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Keys: F1 … F12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Soft Keys: FN Key Combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Special Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keypad overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generating ASCII characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 6
5-1
5-1
5-2
5-5
5-5
5-7
Power and Power-up Modes
Power Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
System Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Battery Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Care and Use of The Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Replacing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Starting the Computer by Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Power-up Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
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Chapter 7
HW Setup
Accessing HW Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-1
HW Setup Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-1
Chapter 8
Troubleshooting
Problem Solving Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-1
Hardware and System Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-3
TOSHIBA Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16
Appendix A
Specifications
Appendix B
Display Controller and Video Mode
Appendix C
Wireless LAN
Appendix D
Bluetooth wireless technology Interoperability
Appendix E
AC Power Cord and Connectors
Appendix F
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
Appendix G
Legal Footnotes
Appendix H
If your computer is stolen
Glossary
Index
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Copyright
© 2010 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright
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TOSHIBA L630/L635 Portable Personal Computer User’s Manual
First edition May 2010
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Disclaimer
This manual has been validated and reviewed for accuracy. The
instructions and descriptions it contains are accurate for the TOSHIBA
L630/L635 Portable Personal Computer at the time of this manual’s
production. However, succeeding computers and manuals are subject to
change without notice. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for damages incurred
directly or indirectly from errors, omissions or discrepancies between the
computer and the manual.
Trademarks
Intel, Intel SpeedStep and Intel Core and Centrino are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Windows® and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
Photo CD is a trademark of Eastman Kodak.
Bluetooth™ is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by TOSHIBA
under license.
Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
ConfigFree is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Secure Digital and SD are trademarks of SD Card Association.
MultiMediaCard and MMC are trademarks of MultiMediaCard Association.
DVD MovieFactory and WinDVD are trademarks of Corel Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used
in this manual.
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Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help to protect yourself and your
computer.
When Using Your Computer
Do not operate your portable computer for an extended period of time with
the base resting directly on your body. With extended operation, heat can
potentially build up in the base. Allowing sustained contact with the skin
could cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn.
■ Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow
installation instructions closely.
■ Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where
metal objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery
terminals. The resulting excessive current follow can cause extremely
high temperatures and may result in damage from burns.
■ Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adaptor’s power cable and that
the cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
■ Place the AC adaptor in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the
floor, when you use it to run the computer or to charge the battery.
Do not cover the AC adaptor with papers or other items that will reduce
cooling; also, do not use the AC adaptor while it is inside a carrying
case.
■ Use only the AC adaptor and batteries that are approved for use with
this computer. Use of another type of battery or AC adaptor may risk fire
or explosion.
■ Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the
voltage rating of the AC adaptor matches that of the available power
source. 115 V/60 Hz in most of North and South America and some Far
Eastern countries such as Taiwan. 100 V/50 Hz in eastern Japan and
100 V/60 Hz in western Japan. 230 V/50 Hz in most of Europe, the
Middle East, and the Far East.
■ If you use an extension cable with your AC adaptor, ensure that the total
ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does
not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
■ To remove power from the computer, turn it off, remove the battery, and
disconnect the AC adaptor from the electrical outlet.
■ To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or
disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this
product during an electrical storm.
■ When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
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EU Conformity Statement
This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related
European Directives. Responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe
GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany. The complete and
official EU Declaration of Conformity can be found on TOSHIBA’s web site
http://epps.toshiba-teg.com on the Internet.
CE compliance
This product is labelled with the CE Mark in accordance with the related
European Directives, notably Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
2004/108/EC for the notebook and the electronic accessories including the
supplied power adapter, the Radio Equipment and Telecommunications
Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC in case of implemented
telecommunication accessories and the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
for the supplied power adapter. Furthermore the product complies with the
Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC (ErP) and its related implementing
measures.
This product and the original options are designed to observe the related
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and safety standards. However,
TOSHIBA cannot guarantee that this product still observes these EMC
standards if options or cables not produced by TOSHIBA are connected or
implemented. In this case the persons who have connected/implemented
those options/cables have to provide assurance that the system (PC plus
options/cables) still fulfils the required standards. To avoid general EMC
problems, the following guidance should be noted:
■ Only CE marked options should be connected/implemented
■ Only best shielded cables should be connected
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Working environment
This product was designed to fulfil the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
requirements to be observed for so-called “Residential, commercial and
light industry environments”. TOSHIBA do not approve the use of this
product in working environments other than the above mentioned
“Residential, commercial and light industry environments”.For example, the
following environments are not approved:
■ Industrial Environments (e.g. environments where a mains voltage of
380 V three-phase is used)
■ Medical Environments
■ Automotive Environments
■ Aircraft Environments
Any consequences resulting from the use of this product in working
environments that are not approved are not the responsibility of
TOSHIBA.The consequences of the use of this product in non-approved
working environments may be:
■ Interference with other devices or machines in the near surrounding
area.
■ Malfunction of, or data loss from, this product caused by disturbances
generated by other devices or machines in the near surrounding area.
Therefore TOSHIBA strongly recommend that the electromagnetic
compatibility of this product should be suitably tested in all non-approved
working environments before use. In the case of automobiles or aircraft, the
manufacturer or airline respectively should be asked for permission before
use of this product.
Furthermore, for general safety reasons, the use of this product in
enviroments with explosive atmospheres is not permitted.
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Following Information Is Only Valid for EU-member States
Disposal of Products
The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that products must be
collected and disposed of separately from household waste. Integrated
batteries and accumulators can be disposed of with the product. They will
be separated at the recycling centres.
The black bar indicates that the product was placed on the market after
August 13, 2005.
By participating in separate collection of products and batteries, you will
help to assure the proper disposal of products and batteries and thus help
to prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human
health.
For more detailed information about the collection and recycling
programmes available in your country, please visit our website
(http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com) or contact your local city office or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Disposal of Batteries and/or Accumulators
The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that batteries and/or
accumulators must be collected and disposed of separately from household
waste.
If the battery or accumulator contains more than the specified values of lead
(Pb), mercury (Hg), and/or cadmium (Cd) defined in the Battery Directive
Pb, Hg,Cd (2006/66/EC), then the chemical symbols for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) and/or
cadmium (Cd) will appear below the crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol.
By participating in separate collection of batteries, you will help to assure
the proper disposal of products and batteries and thus help to prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health.
For more detailed information about the collection and recycling
programmes available in your country, please visit our website
(http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com) or contact your local city office or
the shop where you purchased the product.
This symbol may not be displayed depending on the country and region
where you purchased.
Disposing of the Computer and the Computer’s Batteries
■ Discard this computer in accordance with applicable laws and
regulations. For further information, contact your local government.
■ This computer contains rechargeable batteries. After repeated use, the
batteries will finally lose their ability to hold a charge and you will need
to replace them. Under certain applicable laws and regulation, it may be
illegal to dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.
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■ Please be kind to our shared environment. Check with your local
government authority for details regarding where to recycle old batteries
or how to dispose of them properly. This product contains mercury.
Disposal of this material may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information, please
contact your local government.
Replaceable batteries
Risk of Explosion if Battery is replaced by an Incorrect Type. Dispose of
Used Batteries According to the Instructions.
REACH - Compliance Statement
The new European Union (EU) chemical regulation, REACH (Registration,
Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), entered into force
on 1 June 2007. TOSHIBA will meet all REACH requirements and is
committed to provide our customers with information about the chemical
substances in our products according to REACH regulation.
Please consult the following website
www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/info/reach for information about the
presence in our articles of substances included on the candidate list
according to article 59(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (“REACH”) in a
concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight.
Following information is only for Turkey:
■ Compliant with EEE Regulations: TOSHIBA meets all requirements of
Turkish regulation 26891 Restriction of the use of certain hazardous
substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
■ The number of possible pixel failures of your display is defined
according to ISO 13406-2 standards. If the number of pixel failures is
less than this standard, they will not be counted as defect or failure.
■ Battery is a consumption product, since the battery time depends on the
usage of your computer. If the battery can not be charged at all, then it
is a defect or failure. The changes in battery time is not a defect or
failure.
GOST
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ENERGY STAR® Program
Your computer model may be ENERGY STAR® Compliant. If the model you
purchased is compliant, it is labeled with the ENERGY STAR logo on the
computer and the following information applies.
TOSHIBA is a partner in the ENERGY STAR Program and has designed
this computer to meet the latest ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy
efficiency. Your computer ships with the power management options preset
to a configuration that will provide the most stable operating environment
and optimum system performance for both AC power and battery modes.
To conserve energy, your computer is set to enter the low-power Sleep
Mode which shuts down the system and display within 15 minutes of
inactivity in AC power mode. TOSHIBA recommend that you leave this and
other energy saving features active, so that your computer will operate at its
maximum energy efficiency. You can wake the computer from Sleep Mode
by pressing the power button.
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions
by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US EPA and the EU
Commission. According to the EPA, a computer meeting the new ENERGY
STAR specifications will use between 20% and 50% less energy depending
on how it is used.
Visit http://www.eu-energystar.org or http://www.energystar.gov for more
information regarding the ENERGY STAR Program.
Optical Disc Drive Standards
TOSHIBA Satellite L630/L635/Satellite Pro L630/L635 series computer is
shipped with one of the following drives preinstalled: BD Combo Drive,
DVD Super Multi (±R DL) drive or DVD Super Multi (±R DL) /w Label Flash
drive.
The drive has one of the following labels:
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE1
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Before it is shipped, the Class 1 Laser is certified to meet the United States
Chapter 21 Standards of the Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS 21 CFR).
For any other country, the drive is certified to meet the Class 1 Laser
standards of IEC825 and EN60825.
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Optical Disc Drive Safety Instructions
■ The drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use of this
product, please read this manual carefully and retain for future
reference.
Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an authorized
service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
BD Combo Drive
Panasonic System Networks
UJ141EB/UJ240EB
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITH FDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED
Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
1-62, 4-Chome Minoshima
Hakata-ku Fukuoka, Japan
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DVD Super Multi (±R DL) Drive
Panasonic System Networks
UJ890AD/UJ890ED
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITH FDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED
Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
1-62, 4-Chome Minoshima
Hakata-ku Fukuoka, Japan
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology
TS-L633C/TS-L633Y
Location of the required label
PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE
MANUFACTURER TO COMPLY WITH
DHHS RULES 21 CFR CHAPTER 1,
SUBCHAPTER J, APPLICABLE AT
THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE.
MANUFACTURED
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology
Korea Corporation
14F Digital Empire II, 486 Sin-dong,
Youngtong-gu, Suwon-si,
Gyeonggi-Do, Korea, 443-734
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Hitachi-LG Data Storage
GT30N/GT30F
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITH FDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED
Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
22-23, Kaigan 3-chome, Minato-Ku,
Tokyo, 108-0022, Japan
International Precautions
CAUTION: This appliance contains a
laser system and is classified as a
“CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.” To use
this model properly, read the instruction
manual carefully and keep this manual
for your future reference. In case of any
trouble with this model, please contact
your nearest “AUTHORIZED service
station.” To prevent direct exposure to the
laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of the TOSHIBA L630/L635 computer.
This powerful, lightweight notebook computer is designed to provide years
of reliable, high-performance computing.
This manual tells you how to set up and begin using your L630/L635
computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your
computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and
troubleshooting.
If you are a new user of computers or if you’re new to portable computing,
first read over the Hardware, Utilities and Options and The Grand Tour
chapters to familiarize yourself with the computer’s features, components
and accessory devices. Then read Getting Started for step-by-step
instructions on setting up your computer.
If you are an experienced computer user, please continue reading the
preface to learn how this manual is organized, then become acquainted
with this manual by browsing through its pages. Be sure to read the Special
Features section of the Introduction, to learn about features that are
uncommon or unique to the computers and carefully read HW Setup. If you
are going to install memory cards or connect external devices such as a
printer, be sure to read Chapter 3,Hardware, Utilities and Options.
Conventions
This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight
terms and operating procedures.
Abbreviations
On first appearance, and whenever necessary for clarity, abbreviations are
enclosed in parenthesis following their definition. For example: Read Only
Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary.
Icons
Icons identify ports, dials, and other parts of your computer. The
indicator panel also uses icons to identify the components it is providing
information on.
Keys
The keyboard keys are used in the text to describe many computer
operations. A distinctive typeface identifies the key top symbols as they
appear on the keyboard. For example, ENTER identifies the Enter key.
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Key Operation
Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys.
We identify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus
sign (+). For example, CTRL + C means you must hold down CTRL and at
the same time press C. If three keys are used, hold down the first two and
at the same time press the third.
ABC
When procedures require an action such as clicking an icon
or entering text, the icon’s name or the text you are to type
in is represented in the typeface you see to the left.
Display
ABC
Names of windows or icons or text generated by the
computer that appear on its display screen are presented in
the typeface you see to the left.
Messages
Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your
attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below.
Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use of equipment or
failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or damage your
equipment.
Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make best use of
your equipment.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which could result in death or
serious injury if you do not follow instructions.
Terminology
This term is defined in this document as follows:
Start
The word “Start” refers to the “
” button in
®
Windows 7.
HDD or Hard disk
drive
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Some models are equipped with a “Solid State
Drive (SSD)” instead of a hard disk drive. In this
manual, the word “HDD” or “Hard disk drive” also
refers to the SSD unless otherwise stated.
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General Precautions
TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and
withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be
observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the
computer.
Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions
included in the text of the manual.
Provide Adequate Ventilation
■ Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate
ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is
turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if
your computer is in Sleep Mode). In this condition, observe the
following:
■ Never cover your computer or AC adaptor with any object.
■ Never place your computer or AC adaptor near a heat source, such
as anelectric blanket or heater.
■ Never cover or block the air vents including those located at the
base of the computer.
■ Always operate your computer on a hard flat surface. Using your
computer on a carpet or other soft material can block the vents.
■ Always provide sufficient space around the computer.
■ Overheating your computer or AC adaptor could cause system failure,
computer or AC adaptor damage or a fire, possibly resulting in serious
injury.
Creating a Computer-friendly Environment
Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer
and any other items you are using, such as a printer.
Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to provide
adequate ventilation. Otherwise, they may overheat.
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To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area
from:
■ Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight.
■ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as
stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the
computer) or speakerphones.
■ Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature
change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.
■ Extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
■ Liquids and corrosive chemicals.
Stress Injury
Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. It contains
information on the prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists
that can be caused by extensive keyboard use. It also includes information
on work space design, posture and lighting that can help reduce physical
stress.
Heat Injury
■ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is
used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the
temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical
contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the
computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your
skin might suffer a low-heat injury.
■ If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with
the metal plate supporting the various interface ports as this can
become hot.
■ The surface of the AC adaptor can become hot when in use but this
condition does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the
AC adaptor, you should disconnect it and let it cool before moving it.
■ Do not lay the AC adaptor on a material that is sensitive to heat as the
material could become damaged.
Pressure or Impact Damage
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of
strong impact as this can damage the computer’s components or otherwise
cause it to malfunction.
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Mobile Phones
Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio
system. The operation of the computer will not be impaired in any way, but
it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between
the computer and a mobile phone that is in use.
Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
All important information on the safe and proper use of this computer is
described in the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort.
Be sure to read it before using the computer.
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and it identifies the
computer’s features, options and accessories.
Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if
you use an operating system that was not preinstalled by TOSHIBA.
Equipment Checklist
Carefully unpack your computer. Save the box and packaging materials for
future use.
Hardware
Check to make sure you have all the following items:
■ L630/L635 Portable Personal Computer
■ AC adaptor and power cord (2-pin plug or 3-pin plug)
Documentation
■ L630/L635 User’s Manual
■ L630/L635 Quickstart
■ Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort (included in User’s Manual)
■ Warranty information
If any of the items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer
immediately.
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Software
Windows 7
The following software is preinstalled:
■ Windows 7
■ Bluetooth Driver (Can be used only for Bluetooth models)
■ Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA (Is preinstalled with some
models)
■ Wireless LAN driver
■ TOSHIBA Assist
■ WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA (Is preinstalled with some models)
■ TOSHIBA ConfigFree
■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator
■ TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER (Is preinstalled with some models)
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition (Is preinstalled with some models)
■ TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
■ TOSHIBA User’s Manual
■ TOSHIBA Value Added Package
■ TOSHIBA Bulletin Board
■ TOSHIBA ReelTime
■ TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
■ TOSHIBA Media Controller
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Getting Started
■ All users should be sure to read the section Starting Up for The First
Time.
■ Be sure to read the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
for information on the safe and proper use of this computer. It is
intended to help you be more comfortable and productive while using a
notebook computer. By following the recommendations in it you may
reduce your chance of developing a painful or disabling injury to your
hand, arms, shoulders or neck.
This chapter provides basic information to start using your computer.
It covers the following topics:
■ Connecting the AC adaptor
■ Opening the display
■ Turning on the power
■ Starting up for the first time
■ Turning off the power
■ Restarting the computer
■ System recovery options and Restoring the pre-installed software
■ Use a virus-check program and make sure it is updated regularly.
■ Never format storage media without checking its content - formatting
destroys all stored data.
■ It is a good idea to periodically back up the internal hard disk drive or
other main storage device to external media. General storage media is
not durable or stable over long periods of time and under certain
conditions may result in data loss.
■ Before you install a device or application, save any data in memory to
the hard disk drive or other storage media. Failure to do so may result
in the loss of data.
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Connecting the AC Adaptor
Attach the AC adaptor when you need to charge the battery or you want to
operate from AC power. It is also the fastest way to get started, because
the battery pack will need to be charged before you can operate from
battery power.
The AC adaptor can be connected to any power source supplying from
100 to 240 volts and 50 or 60 hertz. For details on using the AC adaptor to
charge the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes.
■ Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your
computer or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk
of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC
adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting
in serious injury. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage caused
by use of an incompatible adaptor.
■ Never plug the AC adaptor into a power source that does not
correspond to both the voltage and the frequency specified on the
regulatory label of the unit. Failure to do so could result in a fire or
electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury.
■ Always use or purchase power cables that comply with the legal
voltage and frequency specifications and requirements in the country of
use. Failure to do so could result in a fire or electric shock, possibly
resulting in serious injury.
■ The supplied power cord conforms to safety rules and regulations in
the region the product is bought and should not be used outside this
region. For use in other regions, please buy power cords that conform
to safety rules and regulations in the particular region.
■ Do not use a 3-pin to 2-pin conversion plug.
■ When you connect the AC adaptor to the computer, always follow the
steps in the exact order as described in the User’s Manual. Connecting
the power cable to a live electrical outlet should be the last step
otherwise the adaptor DC output plug could hold an electrical charge
and cause an electrical shock or minor bodily injury when touched. As
a general safety precaution, avoid touching any metal parts.
■ Never place your computer or AC adaptor on a wooden surface,
furniture, or any other surface that could be marred by exposure to heat
since the computer base and AC adaptor’s surface increase in
temperature during normal use.
■ Always place your computer or AC adaptor on a flat and hard surface
that is resistant to heat damage.
Refer to the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for
detailed precautions and handling instructions.
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1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
Figure 1-1 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (2-pin plug)
Figure 1-2 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (3-pin plug)
Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer
depending on the model.
2. Connect the AC adaptor’s DC output plug to the DC IN 19V jack on the
left side of the computer.
Figure 1-3 Connecting the adaptor to the computer
3. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet - the Battery and DC IN
indicators on the front of the computer should glow.
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Opening the display
The display panel can be opened to a wide range of angles for optimal
viewing.
While holding down the palm rest with one hand so that the main body of
the computer is not raised, slowly lift the display panel - this will allow the
angle of the display panel to be adjusted to provide optimum clarity.
Figure 1-4 Opening the display panel
Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel. Opening
it vigorously or slamming it shut could damage the computer.
■ Be careful not to open the display panel too far as this could put stress
on the display panel’s hinges and cause damage.
■ Do not press or push on the display panel.
■ Do not lift the computer by the display panel.
■ Do not close the display panel with pens or any other objects left in
between the display panel and the keyboard.
■ When opening or closing the display panel, place one hand on the
palm rest to hold the computer in place and use the other hand to
slowly open or close the display panel (Do not use excessive force
when opening or closing the display panel).
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Turning On The Power
This section describes how to turn on the power - the Power indicator will
then indicate the status. Please refer to the Monitoring Battery Capacity
section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes, for more information.
■ After you turn on the power for the first time, do not turn it off until you
have set up the operating system. Please refer to the section Starting
Up for The First Time for more information.
■ The volume cannot be adjusted during Windows Setup.
1. Open the display panel.
2. Press and hold the computer’s power button for two or three seconds.
1. Power button
Figure 1-5 Turning on the power
Starting Up for The First Time
The Windows 7 Startup Screen will be the first screen displayed when you
turn on the power. Follow the on-screen instructions on each screen in
order to properly install the operating system.
When it is displayed, be sure to read the Software License Terms
carefully.
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Turning Off The Power
The power can be turned off in one of three modes, either Shut Down
Mode, Hibernation Mode or Sleep Mode.
Shut Down Mode
When you turn off the power in Shut Down Mode no data will be saved and
the computer will boot to the operating system’s main screen the next time
it is turned on.
1. If you have entered data, either save it to the hard disk drive or to other
storage media.
2. Make sure all disk/disc activity has stopped before removing the
CD/DVD/BD or floppy diskette.
■ Make sure the HDD/ODD/eSATA indicators are off. If you turn off the
power while a disk (disc) is being accessed, you may lose data or
damage the disk.
■ Never turn off the power while an application is running. Doing so could
cause loss of data.
■ Never turn off the power, disconnect an external storage device or
remove storage media during data read/write. Doing so can cause data
loss.
3. Click Start.
4. Click the Shut down button (
).
5. Turn off any peripheral devices connected to your computer.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you are able to turn off the power without
exiting from your software by placing the computer into Sleep Mode. In this
mode data is maintained in the computer’s main memory so that when you
turn on the power again, you can continue working right where you left off.
When you have to turn off your computer aboard an aircraft or in places
where electronic devices are regulated or controlled, always completely
shut down the computer. This includes turning off any wireless
communication functionalities, and cancelling settings that reactivate the
computer automatically, such as a timer recording function. Failure to
completely shut down the computer in this way could allow the operating
system to reactivate and run pre-programmed tasks or preserve unsaved
data, which could interfere with aviation or other systems, possibly causing
serious injury.
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■ Before entering Sleep Mode, be sure to save your data.
■ Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
Sleep Mode. The computer or the memory module could be damaged.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode
(unless the computer is connected to an AC power source). Data in
memory will be lost.
■ When the AC adaptor is connected, the computer will go into Sleep
Mode according to the settings in the Power Options (to access it, Start
-> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options).
■ To restore the operation of the computer from Sleep Mode, press and
hold the power button or any key on the keyboard for a short amount of
time. Please note that keyboard keys can only be used if the Wake-up
on Keyboard option is enabled within the HW Setup utility.
■ If the computer enters Sleep Mode while a network application is
active, the application might not be restored when the computer is next
turned on and the system returns from Sleep Mode.
■ To prevent the computer from automatically entering Sleep Mode,
disable Sleep Mode within the Power Options (to access it, Start ->
Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options).
■ To use the Hybrid Sleep function, configure it in the Power Options.
Benefits of Sleep Mode
The Sleep Mode feature provides the following benefits:
■ Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than does the
Hibernation Mode feature.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the time period set by the System
Sleep Mode feature.
■ Allows the use of the panel power off feature.
Executing Sleep Mode
You can also enable Sleep Mode by pressing FN + F3 - please refer to
Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for further details.
You can enter Sleep Mode in one of the following ways:
■ Click Start, point to the arrow icon (
) and then select
Sleep from the menu.
■ Close the display panel. Please note that this feature must be enabled
within the Power Options (to access it, click Start -> Control Panel ->
System and Security -> Power Options).
■ Press the power button. Please note that this feature must be enabled
within the Power Options (to access it, click Start -> Control Panel ->
System and Security -> Power Options).
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When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when
you shut down the computer.
■ When the computer is shut down in Sleep Mode, the power indicator
will blink amber.
■ If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can lengthen
the overall operating time by turning it off into Hibernation Mode - Sleep
Mode will consume more power while the computer is off.
Sleep Mode limitations
Sleep Mode will not function under the following conditions:
■ Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down.
■ Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise.
Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation Mode feature saves the contents of memory to the hard
disk drive when the computer is turned off so that, the next time it is turned
on, the previous state is restored. Please note that the Hibernation Mode
feature does not save the status of any peripheral devices connected to the
computer.
■ Save your data. While entering Hibernation Mode, the computer saves
the contents of memory to the hard disk drive. However, for safety
sake, it is best to save your data manually.
■ Data will be lost if you remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor
before the save is completed. Wait for the HDD/ODD/eSATA indicator
to go out.
■ Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
Hibernation Mode. Data will be lost.
Benefits of Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits:
■ Saves data to the hard disk drive when the computer automatically
shuts down because of a low battery condition.
■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when
you turn on the computer.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the time period set by the System
Hibernate feature.
■ Allows the use of the panel power off feature.
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Starting Hibernation Mode
You can also enable Hibernation Mode by pressing FN + F4 - please refer
to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for further details.
To enter Hibernation Mode, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start.
2. Point to the arrow icon (
from the menu.
) and then select Hibernate
Automatic Hibernation Mode
The computer can be configured to enter Hibernation Mode automatically
when you press the power button or close the lid. In order to define these
settings, you can follow the steps as described below:
1. Click Start and click the Control Panel.
2. Click System and Security and click Power Options.
3. Click Choose what the power buttons do or Choose what closing
the lid does.
4. Enable the desired Hibernation Mode settings for When I press the
power button and When I close the lid.
5. Click the Save changes button.
Data Save in Hibernation Mode
When you turn off the power in Hibernation Mode, the computer will take a
moment to save the current data in memory to the hard disk drive.
After you turn off the computer, and the content of memory has been saved
to the hard disk drive, turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
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Restarting The Computer
Certain conditions require that you reset the computer, for example, if:
■ You change certain computer settings.
■ An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard
commands.
If you need to restart the computer, there are three ways this can be
achieved:
■ Click Start, point to the arrow icon(
) and then select
Restart from the menu.
■ Press CTRL, ALT and DEL simultaneously (once) to display the menu
window, then select Restart from the Shut down options.
■ Press the power button and hold it down for five seconds. Once the
computer has turned itself off, wait between ten and fifteen seconds
before turning the power on again by pressing the power button.
System Recovery Options and Restoring the preinstalled
Software
There is a hidden partition allocated on the hard disk drive for the System
Recovery Options.
This partition stores files which can be used to repair the system in the
event of a problem.
The System Recovery Options feature will be unusable if this partition is
deleted.
System Recovery Options
The System Recovery Options feature is installed on the hard disk when
shipped from the factory. The System Recovery Options menu includes
tools to repair startup problems, run diagnostics or restore the system.
See the Windows Help and Support content for more information about
Startup Repair.
The System Recovery Options can also be run manually to repair
problems.
The procedure is as follows. Follow the instructions shown on the
on-screen menu.
1. Turn off the computer.
2. While holding the F8 key, turn on the computer.
3. The Advanced Boot Options menu will be displayed. Use the arrow
keys to select Repair Your Computer and press ENTER.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Check your Windows manual for more information on backing up your
system (including the system image backup feature).
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Creating Recovery Media
This section describes how to create Recovery Media.
■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the Recovery
Media Creator.
■ Do not run software such as screen savers which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer at full power.
■ Do not use power-saving features.
■ Do not write to the media when the virus check software is running.
Wait for it to finish, then disable virus detection programs including any
software that checks files automatically in the background.
■ Do not use utilities, including those intended to enhance hard disk drive
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and damage data.
■ Do not shut down/log off or Sleep/Hibernate while writing or rewriting
the media.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subjected to
vibrations such as airplanes, trains, or cars.
■ Do not use on an unstable surface such as a stand.
A recovery image of the software on your computer is stored on the hard
disk drive, and can be copied to either DVD or USB Flash Memory by using
the following steps:
1. Select either blank DVD or USB Flash Memory.
The application will allow you to choose from a variety of different media
onto which the recovery image can be copied including DVD-R,
DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW and USB Flash
Memory.
■ Please note that some of the above media may not be compatible with
the optical disc drive installed into your computer. You should therefore
verify the optical disc drive supports the blank media you have chosen
before proceeding.
■ USB Flash Memory will be formatted and all the data in the USB Flash
Memory will be lost when proceeding.
2. Turn on your computer and allow it to load the Windows 7 operating
system from the hard disk drive as normal.
3. Insert the media into the computer.
■ Insert the first blank disc into the optical disc drive tray, or
insert the USB Flash Memory into one available USB port
4. Double click the Recovery Media Creator icon on the Windows 7
desktop, or select the application from Start Menu.
5. After Recovery Media Creator starts, select the type of media and the
title you wish to copy, and then click the Create button.
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Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery hard
disk drive
A portion of the total hard disk drive space is configured as a hidden
recovery partition. This partition stores files which can be used to restore
pre-installed software in the event of a problem.
If you subsequently set up your hard disk drive again, do not change,
delete or add partitions in a manner other than specified in the manual,
otherwise you may find that space for the required software is not available.
In addition, if you use a third-party partitioning program to reconfigure the
partitions on your hard disk drive, you may find that it becomes impossible
to setup your computer.
When the sound mute feature has been activated by pressing the
FN + ESC key, be sure to disable this to allow sounds to be heard before
starting the restore process. Please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for
further details.
You can not use System Recovery Options if restoring the pre-installed
software without System Recovery Options.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Turn off your computer.
2. While holding down 0 (zero) key on the keyboard, turn on your
computer.
3. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions.
Restoring the pre-installed software from your created Recovery
Media
If the pre-installed files are damaged, you are able to either use the
Recovery Media you have created or the hard disk drive recovery process
to restore the computer to the state it was in when you originally received it.
To perform this restoration, follow the steps below:
When the sound mute feature has been activated by pressing the
FN + ESC key, be sure to disable this to allow sounds to be heard before
starting the restore process. Please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for
further details.
You can not use System Recovery Options if restoring the pre-installed
software without System Recovery Options.
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When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Load the Recovery Media into the computer and turn off the computer’s
power.
2. While holding down F12 key on the keyboard, turn on your computer when the TOSHIBA Leading Innovation>>> logo screen appears,
release the F12 key.
3. Use the up and down cursor key to select the appropriate option from
the menu according to your actual recovery media. Please refer to the
Boot Priority section in Chapter 7, HW Setup, for further information.
4. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions
When drivers/utilities are installed, you can setup the respective
drivers/utilities from the following place. To open the setup files,
Click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Applications and Drivers.
.Ordering Recovery Media from TOSHIBA*
You can order Product Recovery Media for your notebook from the
TOSHIBA Europe Backup Media Online Shop.
* Please note that this service is not free-of-charge.
1. Visit https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu on the Internet.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
You will receive your Recovery Discs within two weeks after placing your
order.
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Chapter 2
The Grand Tour
This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become
familiar with each component before you operate the computer.
Front with The Display Closed
Figure 2-1 shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the closed
position.
Figure 2-1 Front of the computer with display closed
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Left Side
Figure 2-2 shows the computer’s left side.
1. USB ports
2. DC IN 19V
3. Bridge media slot
4. Optical disc drive
Figure 2-2 The left side of the computer
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0) ports
The two universal serial bus (USB) ports comply
with USB 2.0 standards, which enable data
transfer speeds 40 times faster than the USB 1.1
standards.
Keep foreign objects out of the USB connectors. A pin or similar object can
damage the computer’s circuitry.
Operation of all functions of all USB devices and eSATA devices has not
been confirmed. Some functions might not execute properly.
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The AC adaptor connects to this socket. Use only
the model of AC adaptor that comes with the
computer. Using the wrong adaptor can damage
your computer.
Bridge media slot
This slot allows you to easily transfer data from
devices, such as digital camera and PDA, that
use flash memory (Secure Digital (SD)/Secure
Digital High Capacity (SDHC)/Secure Digital
Extended Capacity (SDXC)/Memory Stick (MS)/
Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)/ /MultiMediaCard
(MMC).
Optical disc drive
A BD Combo Drive or a DVD Super Multi
(± R DL) drive.
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Right Side
Figure 2-3 shows the computer’s right side.
1. LAN jack
2. HDMI port (optional)
3. eSATA/USB combo port
4. Headphone jack
5. Microphone jack
6. External monitor port
7. Fan vent
8. Security lock slot
Figure 2-3 The right side of the computer
LAN jack
This jack allows you to connect to a LAN. The
adaptor has built-in support for Fast Ethernet
(10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) or Gigabit Ethernet
(10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T).
The LAN has two indicators. See Chapter 4,
Operating Basics, for details.
■ Do not connect any cable other than a LAN cable to the LAN jack.
It could cause damage or malfunction.
■ Do not connect the LAN cable to a power supply. It could cause
damage or malfunction.
HDMI port
HDMI port can connect with Type A connector
HDMI cable. One HDMI cable can send video to
external devices. (Provided with some models)
eSATA/USB combo
port
The eSATA/USB combo port complies with USB
2.0 standards, which enables data transfer
speeds 40 times faster than the USB 1.1
standards. This combo port also enables a chain
connection of USB-equipped or eSATA-equipped
devices to your computer through the port.
Operation of all functions of all USB devices has not been confirmed.
Some functions might not execute properly.
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■ Keep foreign objects out of the USB connector and eSATA/USB combo
connector. A pin or similar object can damage the computer’s circuitry.
■ A connected eSATA device may not be recognized if it is connected to
the computer’s eSATA/USB combo port while the computer is in Sleep
Mode or Hibernation Mode.
If this occurs, disconnect the eSATA device and then reconnect the device
while the computer is turned on.
Headphone jack
A standard 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables
connection of a stereo headphone (16 ohm
minimum) or other device for audio output. When
you connect headphones, the internal speaker is
automatically disabled.
Microphone jack
A standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of a microphone or other device for
audio input.
External monitor
port
This 15-pin port allows you to connect an
external monitor.
Fan vent
Provides air flow for the fan.
Be careful not to block the fan vent. Also be careful to keep foreign objects
out of the vents. A pin or similar object can damage the computer’s
circuitry.
Security lock slot
A security cable attaches to this slot. The
optional security cable anchors your computer to
a desk or other large object to deter theft.
Back Side
Figure 2-4 shows the computer’s back side.
Figure 2-4 The computer’s back side
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Underside
Figure 2-5 shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the display is
closed before turning over your computer.
1. Battery pack
2. Battery pack lock
3. Battery release latch
4. Memory module cover
Figure 2-5 The underside of the computer
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Battery pack
The battery pack powers the computer when the
AC adaptor is not connected. The Batteries
section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-up
Modes, describes how to access the battery
pack. Additional battery packs can be purchased
from your TOSHIBA dealer to extend the
computer’s battery operating time.
Battery pack lock
Slide the battery pack lock to unlocked position to
free the battery release latch.
Battery release latch
Slide this latch to release the battery pack.
This latch moves only when the computer is
upside down.
Memory module
cover
This cover protects two memory module sockets.
One or two modules are preinstalled.
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Front with The Display Open
Figure 2-6 shows the front of the computer with the display open. To open
the display, lift the display up and position the display at a comfortable
viewing angle.
1. Web camera*
2. Built-in microphone*
3. Power button
4. Stereo speaker (left)
5. Touch Pad ON/OFF Button*
6. Web camera LED*
6. Web camera LED*
7. Display screen
8. Stereo speaker (right)
9. Touch Pad
10. System indicators
11. Touch Pad control buttons
*Provided with some models.
Figure 2-6 The front with the display open
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Web camera
Record/send still or video images with this
integrated web camera. (Provided with some
models)
Built-in microphone
Records monaural sounds into your applications.
(Provided with some models)
Power button
Press the power button to turn the computer’s
power on and off. The power button LED
indicates the status.
Stereo speakers
The speakers emit sound generated by your
software as well as audio alarms, such as low
battery condition, generated by the system.
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Touch Pad ON/OFF
Button
Press the button to activate Touch Pad function.
(Provided with some models)
Web camera LED
The web camera LED glows blue when the web
camera software is used. (Provided with some
models)
Display screen
Please be aware that, when the computer is
operating on the AC adaptor, the image
displayed on the internal screen will be
somewhat brighter than when it operates on
battery power. This difference in brightness
levels is intended to save power when operating
on batteries. For more information on the
computer’s display, please refer to Appendix B,
Display Controller and Video Mode.
Touch Pad
Moves the pointer and selects or activates items
on the screen. Can be set to perform other
mouse functions, such as scrolling, selecting,
and double-clicking.
System indicators
Six LEDs allow you to monitor the DC IN, power
status, Battery charge, HDD/ODD/eSATA, bridge
media card and WiFi. Refer to the section later in
this chapter.
Touch Pad control
buttons
Function like the left and right buttons on an
external mouse.
Please handle your computer carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the
surface.
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System Indicators
Figure 2-7 shows the system indicators, which light when various computer
operations are in progress.
1. DC IN
2. Power
3. Battery
4. DD/ODD/eSATA
5. Bridge media card
6. WiFi
Figure 2-7 System indicators
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DC IN
The DC IN indicator glows white when DC power
is supplied from the AC power adaptor. If the
adaptor’s output voltage is abnormal or if the
power supply malfunctions, this indicator shows
no light.
Power
The Power indicator glows white when the
computer is on. If you turn off the computer in
Sleep Mode, this indicator blinks amber. If the
computer shuts down, this indicator shows no
light.
Battery
The Battery indicator shows the condition of the
charge. White means fully charged and amber
means being charged. Refer to Chapter 6, Power
and Power-up Modes.
HDD/ODD/eSATA
The HDD/ODD/eSATA indicator glows white
when the computer is accessing a hard disk
drive, optical disc drive or eSATA-equipped
device.
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Bridge media card
The Bridge media card indicator glows white
when the computer is accessing the bridge
media card.
WiFi
The WiFi indicator glows amber when the WiFi
function is enabled.
Keyboard Indicator
The figure below shows the position of the CAPS LOCK indicator.
When the CAPS LOCK indicator glows the keyboard is in all-caps mode.
1. CAPS lock indictor
Figure 2-8 CAPS LOCK indicator
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This indicator glows amber when letter keys are
locked into their uppercase format.
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Optical Disc Drive
The computer is equipped with a BD Combo Drive or a DVD Super Multi
(±R DL) drive. When accessing a CD/DVD/BD, an indicator on the system
glows.
Region Codes
DVD
DVD drive and their media are manufactured according to the
specifications of six marketing regions. When you purchase DVD-Video,
make sure it matches your drive, otherwise it will not play properly.
Code
Region
1
Canada, United States
2
Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East
3
Southeast Asia, East Asia
4
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America,
South America, Caribbean
5
Russia, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
6
China
BD
BD media is manufactured according to the specifications of three
marketing regions. When you purchase BD-Video, make sure it matches
your player, otherwise it will not play properly.
Code
Region
A
Canada, United States, Japan, Southeast Asia, East Asia,
Central America, South America.
B
Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, Africa.
C
China, India, Russia, Mongolia, Indian Subcontinent.
Writable Discs
This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD discs. Check the
specifications for your drive to for the type of discs it can write. Use
TOSHIBA Disc Creator to write compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
CDs
■ CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be
erased or changed.
■ CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once.
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DVDs
■ DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs can be written only
once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed.
■ DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than
once.
BD Combo Drive
The full-size BD Combo Drive module allows you to record data to
rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15")
CD/DVD/BDs without using an adapter.
The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
BD read
DVD read
DVD-R write
DVD-RW write
DVD+R write
DVD+RW write
DVD+R DL write
DVD-R DL write
DVD-RAM write
CD read
CD-R write
CD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
6 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
5 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
16 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
DVD Super Multi (± R DL) Drive
The full-size DVD Super Multi drive (±R DL) module allows you to record
data to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm
(3.15") CD/DVD/BDs without using an adapter.
The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
DVD read
DVD-R write
DVD-RW write
DVD+R write
DVD+RW write
DVD+R DL write
DVD-R DL write
DVD-RAM write
CD read
CD-R write
CD-RW write
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8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
6 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
6 speed (maximum)
6 speed (maximum)
5 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
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AC Adaptor
The AC adaptor converts AC power to DC power and reduces the voltage
supplied to the computer. It can automatically adjust to any voltage from
100 to 240 volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to
use the computer in almost any region.
To recharge the battery, simply connect the AC adaptor to a power source
and the computer. See Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes, for details.
Figure 2-9 The AC adaptor (2-pin plug)
Figure 2-10 The AC adaptor (3-pin plug)
■ Depending on the model in question, either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/
power lead will be bundled with the computer.
■ Do not use a 3-pin to 2-pin conversion plug.
■ The supplied power cord conforms to safety rules and regulations in
the region the product is bought and should not be used outside of this
region. In order to use the adaptor/computer in other regions, you
should please buy a power cord that conforms to the safety rules and
regulations in that particular region.
Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your
computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of
fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor
could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious
injury. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage caused by use of an
incompatible adaptor.
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Chapter 3
Hardware, Utilities and Options
Hardware
This section describes the hardware of your computer.
The actual specifications may vary depending on the model you
purchased.
Processor
Built-in
The processor type varies depending on model.
To check which type of processor is included in
your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic
Tool Utility by clicking Start -> All Programs ->
TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> PC Diagnostic Tool.
Memory
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Slots
PC3-8500 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB memory modules
can be installed in the two memory slots.
Maximum system memory size and speed are
depending on the model you purchased.
Video RAM
The memory in a computer’s graphics adaptor is
used to store the image on a display.
The amount of Video RAM available is
dependent on the computer’s system memory.
Start -> Control Panel -> Appearance and
Personalization -> Display -> Adjust
resolution.
The amount of Video RAM can be verified by
clicking the Advanced Settings button in the
Screen Resolution window.
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Disks
Hard Disk Drive
(HDD) or Solid State
Disk (SSD)
The computer is equipped with either a Hard Disk
Drive (HDD) or a Solid State Drive (SSD) for
nonvolatile storage of data and software.
(Depending on the model you purchased)
■ SSD
■ 64 GB
■ 128 GB
■ 256 GB
■ 512 GB
■ HDD
■ 160 GB
■ 250 GB
■ 320 GB
■ 500 GB
■ 640 GB
Please note that part of the hard disk or solid
state drive’s overall capacity is reserved as
administration space.
■ In this manual, the word “HDD” or “Hard disk drive” also refers to the
SSD unless otherwise stated.
■ SSD is a large-capacity storage media which uses Solid-State Memory
in place of a magnetic disk of the hard disk.
Additional hard disk drive or Solid State Disk sizes may be introduced.
Under certain unusual conditions of prolonged non-use and/or exposure to
high temperatures, the SSD may be vulnerable to data retention errors.
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BD Combo Drive
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Some models are equipped with a BD Combo
Drive module that allows you to record data to
rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run CD/DVD/BDs
without using an adapter. It reads BD-ROMs at
maximum 6 speed, DVD-ROMs at maximum
8 speed and CD-ROMs at maximum 24 speed.
It writes CD-Rs at up to 24 speed, CD-RWs at up
to 16 speed, DVD-Rs at up to 8 speed,
DVD-RWs at up to 6 speed, DVD-RAMs at up to
5 speed, DVD+Rs at up to 8 speed, DVD+RWs
at up to 8 speed, DVD+R DL discs at up to
4 speed and DVD-R DL discs at up to 4 speed.
This drive supports the following formats:
■ BD-ROM
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ DVD+R DL
■ DVD-R DL
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ CD-R
■ CD-RW
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ CD-G (Audio CD only)
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ Addressing Method 2
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DVD Super Multi
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Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD
Super Multi (± R DL) drive module that allows
you to record data to rewritable CD/DVDs as well
as run CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
It reads DVD-ROMs at maximum 8 speed and
CD-ROMs at maximum 24 speed. It writes
CD-Rs at up to 24 speed, CD-RWs at up to
24 speed, DVD-Rs at up to 8 speed, DVD-RWs
at up to 6 speed, DVD-RAMs at up to 5 speed,
DVD+Rs at up to 8 speed, DVD+RWs at up to
8 speed, DVD+R DL discs at up to 6 speed and
DVD-R DL discs at up to 6 speed. This drive
supports the following formats:
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ DVD+R DL
■ DVD-R DL
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ CD-R
■ CD-RW
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ CD-G (Audio CD only)
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ Addressing Method 2
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Display
The computer’s internal display panel supports high-resolution video
graphics and can be set to a wide range of viewing angles for maximum
comfort and readability
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Display panel
32.6cm (13.3") TFT LCD screen, 16 million
colors, with the following resolution:
■ HD, 1366 horizontal x 768 vertical pixels
Display Power Saving Technology
Your model may include the Display Power Saving Technology feature that
can save the computer’s power consumption by optimizing picture contrast
on the internal LCD. This feature can be used if the computer is:
■ configured with Intel® HM55 or HM57 Express Chipset
■ running under battery mode
■ using the internal LCD display only
The Display Power Saving Technology feature can be enabled in the Intel®
Graphics and Media Control Panel.
To access this control panel in one of the following ways:
■ Click Start -> Control Panel. Select Large icons or Small icons in
View by, and then click Intel(R) Graphics and Media.
■ Right-click on the desktop and click Graphics Properties....
In this control panel,
1. Click Power and then click Power Features.
2. Select On battery from the drop-down menu in Graphics Power Plan
Settings and then select the Display Power Saving Technology
check box.
If you want to improve the picture quality under the conditions mentioned
above, adjust the setting towards Maximum Quality or disable this feature.
Keyboard
Built-in
86 keys or 87 keys, dedicated cursor control,
and
keys. See Chapter 5, The
Keyboard, for details.
Pointing Device
Built-in
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A Touch Pad and control buttons in the palm rest
enable control of the on-screen pointer.
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Power
Battery pack*3
The computer is powered by one rechargeable
lithium-ion battery pack.
RTC battery
The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time
Clock (RTC) and calendar.
AC adaptor
The universal AC adaptor provides power to the
system and recharges the batteries when they
are low. It comes with a detachable power cord.
Because it is universal, it can receive a range of
AC voltage between 100 and 240 volts.
Headphone
Enables connection of stereo headphones.
Microphone
Enables connection of a microphone.
External monitor
15-pin, analog VGA port.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0) ports
Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports enable a
chain connection of USB-equipped devices to
your computer through the ports.
eSATA/USB combo
port
One eSATA/Universal Serial Bus (USB) combo
enables a chain connection of USB-equipped or
eSATA-equipped devices to your computer
through the port.
HDMI
This HDMI jack allows you to connect external
display/audio devices. (Provided with some
models)
Bridge media slot
This slot allows you to easily transfer data from
devices, such as digital cameras and Personal
Digital Assistants, that use flash memory (Secure
Digital (SD)/Secure Digital High Capacity
(SDHC)/ Memory Stick (MS)/Memory Stick PRO
(MS PRO)/MultiMediaCard (MMC)/Secure Digital
Extended Capacity (SDXC)). See Bridge Media
Slot in this Chapter for details.
Ports
Slots
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Multimedia
Web camera
Record/send still or video images with this
integrated web camera. (Provided with some
models)
Sound system
Windows Sound System compatible sound
system provides internal speakers as well as
jacks for an external microphone and
headphones.
Use the FN + 3 and FN + 4 hot keys to adjust the
volume.
Communications
LAN
The computer has built-in support for Fast
Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) or
Gigabit Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/
1000BASE-T)
Wireless LAN
A Wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card is
equipped with other LAN systems based on
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum/Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing radio technology
that complies with the IEEE 802.11 Standard
(Revision A, B, G and N).
Bluetooth
Some computers in this series are equipped with
Bluetooth functions. Bluetooth™ wireless
technology eliminates the need for cables
between electronic devices such as computers
and printers. Bluetooth™ provides fast, reliable,
and secure wireless communication in a small
space.
Security
Security lock slot
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Connects a security lock to anchor the computer
to a desk or other large object.
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Software
Operating system
Windows 7 is available. Refer to the preinstalled
Software section at the Chapter 1, Getting
Started.
TOSHIBA Utilities
A number of utilities and drivers are preinstalled
to make your computer more convenient to use.
Refer to the TOSHIBA Value Added Package
and Utilities and Applications section in this
chapter.
Plug and Play
When you connect an external device to the
computer or when you install a component, Plug
and Play capability enables the system to
recognize the connection and make the
necessary configurations automatically.
Special Features
The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use.
To access the Power Options, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and
Security -> Power Options.
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Hot keys
Key combinations allow you to quickly modify the
system configuration directly from the keyboard
without running a system configuration program.
Display automatic
power off
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
internal display when there is no keyboard input
for a time specified. Power is restored when any
key is pressed. This can be specified in the
Power Options.
HDD automatic
power off
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
hard disk drive when it is not accessed for a time
specified. Power is restored when the hard disk
is accessed. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
System automatic
sleep/hibernation
This feature automatically shuts down the system
in Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode when there
is no input or hardware access for a time
specified. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
Keypad overlay
A ten-key pad is integrated into the keyboard.
Refer to the Keypad overlay section in Chapter 5,
The Keyboard, for instructions on using the
keypad overlay.
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Power-on password
Two levels of password security, supervisor and
user, are available to prevent unauthorized
access to your computer.
Instant security
A hot key function blanks the screen and
disables the computer providing data security.
Intelligent power
supply
A microprocessor in the computer’s intelligent
power supply detects the battery’s charge and
calculates the remaining battery capacity. It also
protects electronic components from abnormal
conditions, such as voltage overload from an AC
adaptor. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
Battery save mode
This feature allows you to configure the computer
in order to save battery power. This can be
specified in the Power Options.
Panel power on/off
This feature turns power to the computer off
when the display panel is closed and turns it
back on when the panel is opened. This can be
specified in the Power Options.
Low battery
automatic
Hibernation Mode
When battery power is exhausted to the point
that computer operation cannot be continued, the
system automatically enters hibernation and
shuts down. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
Heat dispersal
To protect from overheating, the CPU has an
internal temperature sensor. If the computer’s
internal temperature rises to a certain level, the
cooling fan is turned on or the processing speed
is lowered. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
Maximum
Performance
Turns on fan first, then if
necessary lowers CPU
processing speed.
Battery
Optimized
Turns on fan first, if necessary
lowers CPU processing speed
earlier than at Maximum
Performance Mode for long
battery life.
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Protection
This feature uses the acceleration sensor built in
the computer to detect vibration and shocks, and
automatically moves the hard disk drive’s
read/write head to a safe position in order to
reduce the risk of damage that could be caused
by head-to-disk contact. Refer to the Using The
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection section in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for details.
(Provided with some models)
Optical Drive Auto
Lock
This function automatically locks the optical disc
drive eject button if the computer detects any
vibration or other shocks while running on the
battery.This function prevents the disc tray from
opening even if the eject button is pushed
unexpectedly.For information on using this
feature, please refer to the Optical Drive Auto
Lock section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
(Provided with some models)
Hibernation
This feature allows you to turn off the power
without exiting from your software. The contents
of main memory are saved to the hard disk, when
you turn on the power again, you can continue
working right where you left off. Refer to the
Turning Off The Power section in Chapter 1,
Getting Started, for details.
Sleep
If you have to interrupt your work, you can turn
off the power without exiting from your software.
Data is maintained in the computer’s main
memory. When you turn on the power again, you
can continue working right where you left off.
TOSHIBA PC Health
Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software
program monitors computer system functions
such as power consumption, the cooling system
and HDD/SSD Status. It alerts users of specific
system conditions via pop-up messages. It also
tracks the usage of the computer and related
devices, logging the service relevant information
on the computer’s hard disk drive.
Refer to Appendix F, TOSHIBA PC Health
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TOSHIBA Value Added Package
This section describes the TOSHIBA Component features preinstalled on
the computer.
TOSHIBA Power
Saver
TOSHIBA Power Saver provides you with the
features of more various power supply
managements.
TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility
This utility allows you to enlarge or reduce the
icon size on the Windows Desktop, or the zoom
factor associated with specific supported
applications.
TOSHIBA PC
Diagnostic Tool
The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool will display
basic system configuration information and allow
the functionality of some of the computer’s
built-in hardware devices to be tested.
TOSHIBA Flash
Cards
This utility supports the following functions.
■ Hot key function
■ TOSHIBA utility launcher function
TOSHIBA
Accessibility
The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility provides
support to movement impaired users when they
need to use the TOSHIBA hot key functions. In
use, the utility allows you to make the FN key,
“sticky” that is you can press it once, release it,
and then press one of the “F” keys in order to
access its specific function. When set, the FN
key will remain active until another key is
pressed.
Utilities and Applications
This section describes preinstalled utilities and tells how to start them.
For details on operation, refer to each utility’s online manual, help files or
readme.txt files.
You may not have all the utilities or applications listed below depending on
the model you purchased.
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TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA Assist is a graphical user interface that
provides access to specific tools, utilities and
applications that make the use and configuration
of the computer easier.
HW Setup
This utility allows you to customize your
hardware settings according to the way you work
with the computer and the peripherals you use.
To start the utility, click the Windows Start button,
point to All Programs, click TOSHIBA, click
Utilities, and select HWSetup icon.
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TOSHIBA Disc
Creator
You can create CD/DVDs in several formats
including audio CDs that can be played on a
standard stereo CD player and data CD/DVDs to
store the files and folders on your hard disk drive.
This software can be used on a model with DVD
Super Multi (± R DL) drive.
To start the application, click
Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> CD&DVD
Applications -> Disc Creator
Corel DVD
MovieFactory for
TOSHIBA
Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA allows
users to instantly create Blu-ray disc movie,
DVD-Video or slideshow discs via a user-friendly
wizard interface with specific task oriented
features.
For more information, please refer to the Using
Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA section in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
(Is preinstalled with some models)
TOSHIBA
ConfigFree
ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy
control of communication devices and network
connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find
communication problems and create profiles for
easy switching between location and
communication networks.
To start the application, click
Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA ->
ConfigFree
WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA
This software is provided for playback of Blu-ray
Disc. It has an on-screen interface and functions.
Click Start -> All Programs -> Corel -> Corel
WinDVD BD.
(Is preinstalled with some models)
TOSHIBA Face
Recognition
TOSHIBA Face Recognition uses a face
verification library to verify the face data of users
when they log in to Windows. If the verification is
successful, the user will be logged into Windows
automatically. The user can thus avoid having to
enter a password or the like, which makes the
login process easier.
(Is preinstalled with some models)
TOSHIBA Bluetooth
Stack
This software enables communication between
remote Bluetooth devices.
(Is preinstalled with some models)
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TOSHIBA HDD/SSD
Alert
The TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert includes wizard
functions to monitor the Disk Drive operating
status and execute system backup.
TOSHIBA eco Utility
TOSHIBA eco Utility helps you monitor your
power savings by showing approximate real time
power consumption. Furthermore, it shows
approximate accumulated power consumption
and approximate accumulated power savings
when using eco mode daily, weekly, and monthly.
You can track power savings by using eco mode
continuously.
TOSHIBA Service
Station
This application allows your computer to
automatically search for TOSHIBA software
updates or other alerts from TOSHIBA that are
specific to your computer system and its
programs. When enabled, this application
periodically transmits to our servers a limited
amount of system information, which will be
treated in strict accordance with the rules and
regulations as well as applicable data protection
law.
To access this utility, click Start -> All Programs
-> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> Service Station.
TOSHIBA Bulletin
Board
Bulletin Board is a convenient place to pin things
to visually organize in a fun and creative way.
Simply drag and drop your favorite pictures, files
or notes to pin them on the Board. You can use it
to create thumbnail shortcuts, reminders, to-do
list and so on according to your personal style.
To access this utility, click Start -> All Programs
-> TOSHIBA -> TOSHIBA Bulletin Board.
TOSHIBA ReelTime
This application is a graphical history/indexing
tool that enables you to view recently accessed
files in a fun and easy-to-use format. View and
scroll through your history of opened or imported
files via thumbnails in an intuitive user interface.
To access this utility, click Start -> All Programs
-> TOSHIBA -> TOSHIBA ReelTime.
TOSHIBA Media
Controller
This application allows you to control your music,
pictures and videos by streaming content to any
compatible device in your home.
To access this utility, click Start -> All Programs
-> TOSHIBA -> TOSHIBA Media Controller.
For more information, please refer to the
TOSHIBA Media Controller Help.
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Options
You can add a number of options to make your computer even more
powerful and convenient to use. The following options are available:
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Memory expansion
Two memory expansion slots are available for
installing PC3-8500 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB memory
modules of all models.
Maximum system memory size and speed are
depending on the model you purchased.
Battery Pack
An additional battery pack 3 cell, 6 cell type and
12 cell type can be purchased from your
TOSHIBA dealer. The battery pack is identical to
the one that came with your computer. Use it as a
spare or replacement.
AC adaptor
If you use your computer at more than one site,
it may be convenient to purchase an additional
AC adaptor for each site so you will not have to
carry the adaptor with you.
USB FDD kit
The USB floppy disk drive accommodates either
a 1.44 MB or 720 KB floppy disk through
connection to one of the computer’s USB ports.
In use, please be aware that, while you cannot
format 720 KB floppy disks under Windows 7,
you are able to read and write to disks that have
already been formatted.
Security lock
A slot is available to attach a security cable to the
computer to deter theft.
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Optional Devices
Optional devices can expand the computer’s capabilities and its versatility.
The following optional devices are available from your TOSHIBA dealer:
Cards/Memory
■ Memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity
(SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick
(MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), and MultiMediaCard (MMC)
■ Memory expansion
Power Devices
■ Additional battery pack (3 cell, 6 cell and 12 cell)
■ Additional AC adaptor
Peripheral Devices
■
■
■
■
USB FDD Kit
eSATA
External monitor
HDMI
Other
■ Security lock
Bridge Media Slot
The computer is equipped with a Bridge media slot that can accommodate
some kinds of memory media with various memory capacities so that you
can easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and
Personal Digital Assistants.
Keep foreign objects out of the Bridge media slot. Never allow metal
objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to enter the computer or
Keyboard. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can
cause computer damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.
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■ This Bridge media slot supports the following memory media.
■ Secure Digital (SD) Card (SD memory card, SDHC memory card,
SDXC memory card, miniSD Card, microSD Card)
■ Memory Stick (Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO)
■ MultiMediaCard (MMC™)
■ Please note that an adaptor is required to use miniSD/microSD Card.
■ Please note that not all memory media have been tested and verified to
work correctly. Therefore, it is not possible to guarantee that all
memory media will operate properly.
1. Secure Digital (SD)card
2. MemorY Stick
3. MicroSD card and adaptor
4. MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Figure 3-1 Examples of memory media
Memory Media
This section provides the important safety precautions in order to handle
your memory media.
Points to Note About the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards comply with SDMI (Secure Digital Music
Initiative), which is a technology adopted to prevent unlawful copy or
playback of digital music. For this reason, you cannot copy or playback
protected material on another computer or other device, and you may not
reproduce any copyrighted material except for your personal enjoyment.
Below is a simple explanation for distinguishing SD memory cards from
SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
■ SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards appear the same externally.
■ The logo on SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards is different, so pay
careful attention to the logo when purchasing.
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The SD memory card logo is
The SDHC memory card logo is
The SDXC memory card logo is
.
.
.
■ The maximum capacity of SD memory cards is 2 GB. The maximum
capacity of SDHC memory cards is 32 GB.The maximum capacity of
SDXC memory cards is 64 GB.
Card Type
Capacities
SD
8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB,
1 GB, 2 GB.
SDHC
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB.
SDXC
64 GB.
Memory Media Format
New media cards are formatted according to specific standards. If you wish
to reformat a media card, be sure to do so with a device that uses media
cards.
Formatting an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards are sold already formatted in conformity to
specific standards. If you reformat an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, be
sure to reformat it with a device such as digital camera or digital audio
player that uses the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, not with the format
command provided within Windows.
Should you need to format all areas of the memory card, including the
protected area, you will need to obtain an appropriate application that
applies the copy protection system.
Media Care
Observe the following precautions when handling the card.
Card Care
■ Do not twist or bend cards.
■ Do not expose cards to liquids or store in humid areas or lay media
close to containers of liquid.
■ Do not touch the metal part of a card or expose it to liquids or let it get
dirty.
■ After using card, return it to its case.
■ The card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way. Do not try
to force the card into the slot.
■ Do not leave a card partially inserted in the slot. Press the card until you
hear it click into place.
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Memory Card Care
■ Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to
record data.
■ Memory cards have a limited lifespan, so it is important to backup
important data.
■ Do not write to a card if the battery power is low. Low power could affect
writing accuracy.
■ Do not remove a card while read/write is in progress.
For more details on using memory cards, see manuals accompanying the
cards.
About the Write-protect
The following memory media have a function for protect.
■ SD Card (SD memory card, SDHC memory card and SDXC memory
card)
■ Memory Stick (Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO)
■ MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to record
data.
Inserting a Memory Media
The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices.
To insert a memory media, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Insert the memory card.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
1. Bridge media slot
2. Memory card*
* The card’s shape depends on the card you purchased.
Figure 3-2 Inserting the memory card
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■ When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You
could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy
data.
■ Do not turn the computer off or switch to Sleep Mode or Hibernation
Mode while files are being copied - doing so may cause data to be lost.
Removing a Memory Media
The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices.
To remove a memory media, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Open the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon on the
system tray and disable the inserted memory card.
2. Gently press the memory card inside the socket to eject it.
3. Grasp the card and remove it.
1. Memory card*
* The card’s shape depends on the card you purchased.
Figure 3-3 Removing the inserted memory card
■ Make sure the Bridge media slot indicator is out before you remove
the memory media or turn off the computer’s power. If you remove the
memory media or turn off the power while the computer is accessing
the memory media, you may lose data or damage the media.
■ Do not remove the memory media while the computer is in sleep or
Hibernation Mode. The computer could become unstable or data in the
memory media could be lost.
■ Do not remove only the miniSD/microSD Card while leaving the
adaptor in the Bridge Media slot.
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Memory Expansion
You can install additional memory in the computer’s memory module to
increase the amount of RAM.
Installing a Memory Module
To install a memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then:
1. Turn the computer off in boot mode. Refer to the Turning Off The Power
section in Chapter 1.
■ If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will
become hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to room
temperature before you replace them.
■ Do not try to install a memory module with the computer turned on or
turned off in sleep and Hibernation Mode. You can damage the
computer and the memory module.
2. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
3. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Replacing the Battery Pack section in Chapter 6.)
4. Remove two screws securing the memory module cover.
5. Lift off the cover.
■ Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver.
■ Insert the two memory modules of the same specifications and
capacity into Slot A and Slot B respectively. The computer will operate
in dual channel mode. You can access the inserted memory modules
efficiently in dual channel.
Figure 3-4 Removing the cover
6. Insert the memory module into the connector on the computer. Press
the module carefully and firmly to ensure a solid connection.
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7. Push the module down so that it lies flat and is secured by two latches.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
Debris on the connectors may cause memory access problems.
Figure 3-5 Inserting the memory module
Figure 3-6 Pushing the memory module down
8. Seat the cover and secure it with two screws.
9. When you turn the computer on, it should automatically recognize the
total memory capacity. Use the HW Setup program to verify that the
added memory is recognized. If it is not recognized, check the module’s
connection.
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Removing Memory Module
To remove the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode
then:
1. Turn the computer off and remove all cables connected to the
computer.
■ If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will
become hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to room
temperature before you replace them.
■ Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on or
turned off in sleep and Hibernation Mode. You can damage the
computer and the memory module.
2. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes.)
3. Remove two screws securing the memory module cover.
4. Lift off the cover.
5. Use a slender object such as a pen to press two latches on either side
of the memory module to the outside. The memory module will pop up.
6. Grasp the memory module by the sides and pull it out.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
Debris on the connectors may cause memory access problems.
Figure 3-7 Removing the memory module
7. Seat the cover and secure it with two screws.
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Additional Battery Pack
You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery
packs. If you’re away from an AC power source, you can replace a low
battery with a fully charged one. See Chapter 6, Power and Power-up
Modes.
Additional AC Adaptor
If you frequently transport the computer between different sites such as
your home and office, purchasing an AC adaptor for each location will
reduce the weight and bulk of your carrying load.
USB FDD Kit
The external FDD drive module can be connected to the USB port.
eSATA
An eSATA-equipped device can be connected to the eSATA/USB
combo port.
External Monitor
An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port
on the computer. To connect a monitor, follow the steps as detailed below.
Connecting the monitor cable
1. Turn the computer’s power off.
2. Connect the monitor cable to the external monitor port.
1. External monitor port
2. monitor cable
Figure 3-8 Connecting the monitor cable to the external monitor port
3. Turn the external monitor’s power on.
4. Turn the computer’s power on.
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When you turn on the power, the computer automatically recognizes the
monitor and determines whether it is color or monochrome device.In the
event that you find that there are issues getting an image displayed on the
correct monitor, you should consider using the FN + F5 hot key to change
the display settings (if you then disconnect the external monitor before you
turn the computer’s power off, be sure to press FN + F5 hot key again to
switch to the internal display).
Please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for further details on using hot
keys to change the display setting.
Do not disconnect the external monitor while in Sleep or Hibernation Mode.
Turn off the computer before disconnecting the external monitor.
When displaying desktop at external analog monitor, desktop is sometimes
displayed on the center of the monitor with black bars around desktop (with
small size).
At that time, please read the manual of the monitor and set the display
mode which is supporting at the monitor. Then it will be displayed with
suitable size with correct aspect ratio.
HDMI
Some models are equipped with HDMI port than can send video by
connecting with external devices. 1080p, 720p, 576p and 480p signal
formats are supported, but actually available signal format depends on
each HDMI devices. To connect external devices, follow the steps as
detailed below:
As the port operation of all HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
monitors has not been confirmed, some HDMI monitors may not function
properly.
Connecting the HDMI out port
1. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of the HDMI device.
2. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on your
computer.
Figure 3-9 Connecting a HDMI cable
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When connecting or disconnecting an HDMI device to or from the
computer, only do so when the computer is turned on or when the
computer is completely turned off. Do not do so when the computer is in
Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode.
Setting to display video on HDMI
To view video on the HDMI device, be sure to configure the following
settings otherwise you may find that nothing is displayed.
■ Be sure to use the FN + F5 hot keys to select the display device before
starting to play video. Do not change the display device while playing
video.
■ Do not change the display device under the following conditions.
■ While data is being read or written.
■ While communication is being carried out.
Settings for audio on HDMI
Your computer will automatically link the HDMI audio device with the
internal speakers. Please follow the instructions showed on the display.
Security Lock
A security lock enables you to anchor your computer to a desk or other
heavy object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer.
Attach one end of a cable to the desk and the other end to the security lock
slot on the right side of the computer.
Connecting the security lock
In order to connect a security cable to the computer, follow the steps
asdetailed below:
1. Turn the computer so its right side faces you.
2. Align the security cable with the lock slot and secure it in place.
1. Security lock
2. Key
Figure 3-10 Security lock
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the
Touch Pad, optical disc drives, the web camera, the microphone, wireless
communication and LAN. It also provides tips on caring for your computer.
Using the Touch Pad
Press the Touch Pad ON/OFF Button to enable or disable the Touch Pad
function.
To use the Touch Pad, simply touch and move your finger tip across it in the
direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
Two buttons below the Touch Pad are used like the buttons on a mouse
pointer.
Press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or graphics
designated by the pointer. Press the right button to display a menu or other
function depending on the software you are using.
You can also tap the Touch Pad to perform functions similar to those of the
left button on a standard mouse.
Click: Tap the Touch Pad once.
Double-click: Tap twice.
Drag and drop: Tap to select the material you want to move. Leave
your finger on the Touch Pad after the second tap and move the item.
1. Touch Pad
2. Touch Pad control buttons
3. Touch Pad ON/OFF Button*
* Provided with some models.
Figure 4-1 Touch Pad, ON/OFF button and control buttons
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Touch Pad Gesture
There are four convenient gestures that make users operate the system
easier and faster. In the Mouse Properties you can enable/disable these
functions.
ChiralMotion
You can scroll vertically and horizontally. To enable these features, select
the Enable vertical scrolling and Enable horizontal scrolling check
boxes.
Click on the window or item you wish to scroll and slide your finger upwards
or downwards along the right edge of the TouchPad to scroll vertically. Slide
your finger to the left or right along the lower edge of the TouchPad to scroll
horizontally.
If scrolling does not respond, ensure that the appropriate check box is
selected and that the window or item on which you have clicked is
scrollable. If you still have problems, check your Scrolling Region settings.
Pinch Zoom (Pinch)
The Pinch Zoom gesture delivers zooming functionality in many
applications. You can use the Pinch Zoom gesture to perform the same
functions that a scroll wheel performs on standard Windows applications
that support CTRL-SCROLL WHEEL zoom functionality.
To enable this feature, select the Enable Pinch Zoom check box.
To use a Pinch Zoom gesture:
1. Place two fingers down on the TouchPad surface.
2. Slide the fingers further apart to zoom in or slide the fingers closer
together to zoom out. For the best zooming experience, use the tips of
your fingers.
Rotating (ChiralRotate)
The Rotating features provide convenient gestures for rotating photos and
other objects.
Momentum
The Momentum feature delivers smooth, fast, trackball-like mouse
movement. One quick flick of the finger on the TouchPad surface can move
the cursor across the entire computer screen. Momentum reduces the
repetitive motion and fatigue associated with moving the cursor long
distances, while providing a smooth and natural feel similar to using a
trackball. Momentum is ideal for Real Time Strategy (RTS) games, First
Person Shooter (FPS) games, and Role Playing Games (RPG). The two
buttons below the Touch Pad are used like the buttons on a standard
mouse - press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or
graphics designated by the pointer, and press the right button to display a
menu or other function depending on the software you are using.
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Using The Web Camera
Built-in web camera is provided with some models.
This section describes the bundled webcam utility, which can capture still
and video images. The web camera will auto-run when Windows starts and
the LED glows amber in Macro mode.
Please unstick the protective plastic-film before using the web camera.
1. BUILT-IN MICROPHONE
2. Web camera LED
3. Web camera lens
Figure 4-2 Web camera
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Using TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application is pre-configured to start when you turn
on Windows 7; if you need to restart it go to Start -> All Programs ->
TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> Web Camera Application.
1. Capture Settings
2. Camera Resolution
3. Capture Still Image
4. Video Recording
5. Open/Close Preview Area
6. Delete Recorded File
Figure 4-3 Using TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
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Capture Settings
Open Capture Settings dialog box.
Chooses from the Basic tab to select photo and
video saving location, select Capture Format and
Video Quality.
Camera Resolution
Choose resolution for Preview, Capture and
Record.
Capture Still Image
Click to capture a still image, and see a preview
of the captured image in preview area.
Video Recording
Click to start recording. One more to stop
recording and see preview of the video in preview
area.
Open/Close Preview
Area
Click to open Preview Area. One more to close
Preview Area.
Delete Recorded File
Choose a thumbnail of recorded file and click this
button to delete this file from hard disk.
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Using The TOSHIBA Face Recognition
TOSHIBA Face Recognition uses a face verification library to verify the
face data of users when they log in to Windows. The user can thus avoid
having to enter a password or the like, which makes the login process
easier. This software is preinstalled with some models.
Note on Use
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition does not guarantee the correct
identification of a user. Changes to the likeness of a registrant, such as
hair style changes, wearing a cap, or wearing glasses may effect the
recognition rates when such changes occur after the registrant had
registered.
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition may incorrectly recognize faces that are
similar to a registrant.
■ For high security purposes, TOSHIBA Face Recognition is not a
suitable substitute for Windows passwords. When security is a high
priority, use your established Windows passwords to log in.
■ Bright background light and/or shadows may prevent a registrant from
being recognized correctly. In that case, log in using your Windows
password. If recognition of a registrant fails repeatedly, refer to your
computer documentation to learn ways to improve recognition
performance.
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition records face data in a log when face
recognition fails. When transferring ownership or disposing of your
computer, please uninstall the application or delete all the logs created
by the application. For details on how to do this, see help file.
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition can be used only in Windows Vista and
Windows 7.
Disclaimer
TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the face recognition utility technology
will be completely secure or error-free. TOSHIBA does not guarantee that
the face recognition utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at
all times. TOSHIBA is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise
out of the use of the face recognition software or utility.
TOSHIBA, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO
RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY BUSINESS,
PROFITS, PROGRAMS, DATA, NETWORK SYSTEMS OR REMOVABLE
STORAGE MEDIA ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THE USE
OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
THEREOF.
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How to Register The Face Recognition Data
Take a picture for facial verification purposes, and register the data needed
when you log in. To register the data needed when you log in, follow the
steps as described below:
1. To launch this utility, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA ->
Utilities -> Face Recognition.
■ The Registration screen is displayed for a logged-in user whose
face has not been registered.
■ The Management screen is displayed for a logged-in user whose
face has already been registered.
2. Click the Register button in the Management screen. The Registration
screen is displayed.
■ If you wish to practice, click on the Next button in the Registration
screen.
■ If you do not wish to practice, click on the Skip button in the
Registration screen.
3. Click the Next button to start the guide.
4. First, take a picture while moving your neck slightly to the left and right.
5. Now take a picture while moving your neck down and up.
■ Click the Back button to practice the guide once more.
6. Click the Next button to start image-capturing process. Adjust the
position of your face so that it fits within the face-shaped frame.
7. Once your face has been positioned properly, the recording will
commence. Start moving your neck very slightly to the left and right,
and then move your neck down and up.
8. Registration will end after you have repeatedly moved your neck left,
right, down and up. When the register succeeds, below message will be
displayed on the screen:
Registration successful. Now we’ll do the
verification test. Click the Next button.
Click the Next button to perform the verification test.
9. Perform the verification test. Face the screen as you do when you
register.
■ If verification fails, click the Back button and re-register. Please refer
to step 8 from step 6.
10. If verification is successful, click the Next button and register an
account.
11. Register the account. Fill in the account registration fields.
■ Fill in the all fields.
When you have finished it, click Next button.
12. The Management screen is displayed. The registered account name
will be displayed. Clicking on it will cause the captured image of your
face to be displayed on the left.
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How to Delete The Face Recognition Data
Delete image data, account information, and personal record data created
during registration. To delete the Face Recognition Data, follow the steps
as described below:
1. To launch this utility, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA ->
Utilities -> Face Recognition. The Management screen is displayed.
2. Select a user which is deleted in the Management screen.
3. Click the Delete button.
“You are about to delete the user data. Would you like
to continue?” will be displayed on the screen.
■ If you do not want the data to be deleted, click the No button and
you will then be returned to the Management screen.
■ Clicking on the Yes button will remove the selected user from the
Management screen.
How to Launch The Help File
For further information on this utility, please refer to help file.
■ To launch the help file, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA ->
Utilities -> Face Recognition Help.
Windows Logon Via TOSHIBA Face Recognition
This section explains how to login to Windows with TOSHIBA Face
Recognition. Two authentication modes are provided.
■ 1:N Mode Login screen: If the face authentication tile is selected by
default, you can log in without using the keyboard or mouse.
■ 1:1 Mode Login screen: This mode is essentially the same as N mode,
but the Select Account screen will appear before the Display
Captured Image screen, and you will need to select the user account
to be authenticated in order to start the authentication process.
1:N Mode Login Screen
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn on the computer.
The Select Tiles screen will be displayed.
Select Start face recognition.
“Please face the camera” will be displayed.
Verification will be performed. If the authentication is successful, the
image data taken in step 4 will be faded in and placed over one another.
■ If an error occurs during authentication, you will be returned to the
Select Tiles screen.
6. Windows Welcome screen will be displayed, and will be logged in
automatically to Windows.
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1:1 Mode Login Screen
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn on the computer.
The Select Tiles screen will be displayed.
Select Start face recognition.
The Select Account screen will be displayed.
Select the account, and click the arrow button.
“Please face the camera” will be displayed.
Verification will be performed. If the authentication is successful, the
image data taken in step 6 will be faded in and placed over one another.
■ If an error occurs during authentication, you will be returned to the
Select Tiles screen.
8. Windows Welcome screen will be displayed, and will be logged in
automatically to Windows.
■ If authentication was successful, but an authentication error
subsequently occurred during the login to Windows, you will be
asked to provide your account information.
Using Optical Disc Drives
The full-size BD Combo Drive or DVD Super Multi (±R DL) drive provides
high-performance execution of CD/DVD or BD-based programs. You can
run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") CD/DVD/BDs without an adapter.
A Serial ATA interface controller is used for CD/DVD or BD operation.
When the computer is accessing CD/DVD or BD, an indicator on the
system glows.
■ Use the Windows Media Player application to view DVD-Video discs.
■ Use the WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA to view BD-video discs.
Please also refer to the Writing CD/DVDs on BD Combo Drive and Writing
CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi (±R DL) Drive section for precautions on
writing to CD/DVDs.
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Loading Discs
To load CD/DVD/BD, please follow the steps below and refer to figures.
1. a. When the power is on, press the eject button to open the drawer
slightly.
1. Eject button
Figure 4-4 Pressing the eject button
b. Pressing the eject button will not open the drawer when the drive’s
power is off. If the power is off, you can open the drawer by inserting
a slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straightened paper clip into
the eject hole just to the right of the eject button.
1. Eject hole
Diameter 1.0mm
Figure 4-5 Manual release with the eject hole
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2. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully opened.
Figure 4-6 Pulling the drawer open
3. Lay the CD/DVD/BD with the label side up in the drawer.
Figure 4-7 Inserting a CD/DVD/BD
When the drawer is fully opened, the edge of the computer will extend
slightly over the CD/DVD/BD tray. Therefore, you will need to turn the
CD/DVD/BD at an angle when you place it in the tray. After seating the
CD/DVD/BD, however, make sure it lies flat, as shown in above figure.
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■ Do not touch the laser lens. Doing so could cause misalignment.
■ Do not keep foreign matter from entering the drive. Check the back
edge of the tray to make sure it carries no debris before closing the
drive.
4. Press gently at the center of the CD/DVD/BD until you feel it click into
place. The CD/DVD/BD should lie below the top of the spindle, flush
with the spindle base.
5. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
If the CD/DVD/BD is not seated properly when the drawer is closed, the
CD/DVD/BD might be damaged. Also, the drawer might not open fully
when you press the eject button.
Figure 4-8 Closing the drawer
Removing Discs
To remove the CD/DVD/BD, follow the steps below and refer to below
figure.
Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the drive.
Wait for the optical disc drive indicator to go out before you open the
drawer. Also, if the CD/DVD/BD is spinning when you open the drawer,
wait for it to stop before you remove it.
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Please follow the steps below and refer to figures.
1. To pop the drawer partially open, press the eject button. Gently pull the
drawer out until it is fully opened.
■ When the drawer pops open slightly, wait a moment to make sure the
CD/DVD/BD has stopped spinning before pulling the drawer fully open.
■ Turn off the power before you use the eject hole. If the CD/DVD/BD is
spinning when you open the drawer, the CD/DVD/BD could fly off the
spindle and cause injury.
2. The CD/DVD/BD extends slightly over the sides of the drawer so you
can grasp it. Hold the CD/DVD/BD gently and lift it out.
Figure 4-9 Removing a CD/DVD
3. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
Optical Drive Auto Lock
This function is provided with some models.
This function automatically locks the optical disc drive eject button if the
computer detects any vibration or other shocks while running on the
battery.
This function prevents the disc tray from opening even if the eject button is
pushed unexpectedly.
When the Optical Drive Auto Lock is on, there will be a key mark on the
bottom right of the Optical Drive Power icon in the Taskbar.
To enable this function, turn the Optical Drive Power ON.
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Setting the Optical Drive Auto Lock
Right click the Optical Drive Power icon in the Taskbar to change the
Optical Drive Auto Lock settings.
Enabling and Disabling Optical Drive Auto Lock
1. Right click on the Optical Drive Power icon on the Taskbar.
2. Click Optical Drive Auto Lock -> Enable or Disable.
Lock Time Settings for Optical Drive Auto Lock
This sets the amount of time required to pass before the optical disc drive
eject button unlocks when the Computer detects vibration or other shock.
1. Right click on the Optical Drive Power icon on the Taskbar.
2. Click Unlock time settings -> 1s or 3s or 5s.
■ When the Optical Drive Auto Lock is engaged, the Eject Buttons on
application screens are disabled.
■ Optical Drive Auto Lock is not enabled immediately after the
computer is started or the disc tray is closed.
Writing CD/DVDs on BD Combo Drive
Some models are equipped with a full-size BD Combo Drive, which can be
used to write data to either CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL discs. The following applications
for writing are supplied: TOSHIBA Disc Creator, and Corel DVD
MovieFactory for TOSHIBA, which is a product of Corel Corporations.
Important Message (BD Combo Drive)
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL disc, read and follow all setup
and operating instructions in this section.
If you fail to do so, the BD Combo Drive may not function properly, and you
may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other damage.
Before Writing or Rewriting
■ Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL disc. However, in no event
does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any
disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success rates
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.
CD-R:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
HITACHI MAXELL LTD.
CD-RW: (High-Speed and Multi-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
CD-RW: (Ultra-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD-R:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
DVD-R (Dual Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD+R:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD+R (Dual Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD+R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION. (for 16x speed media)
DVD-RW:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 1.1 or
Version 1.2
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. (JVC)
(for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media)
DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0,
Version 2.1 or Version 2.2
Panasonic Corporation. (for 3x and 5x speed media)
HITACHI MAXELL LTD.
■ If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you
use it.
■ The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or
DVD-RAM is affected by the quality of the disc and the way it is used.
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■ There are two types of DVD-R discs: authoring and general use discs.
Do not use authoring discs. Only general use discs can be written to by
a computer drive.
■ We can support only format 1 of DVD-R DL. Therefore you can not do
the additional writing. If your data is under DVD-R(SL) capacity, we
suggest to use DVD-R(SL) media.
■ You can use DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge. You cannot use a disc
with a 2.6 GB single-sided capacity or 5.2 GB double-sided capacity.
■ Other BD drives for computers or other BD players may not be able to
read DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW discs.
■ Data written to a CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R disc cannot be deleted either in
whole or in part.
■ Data deleted (erased) from a CD-RW and DVD-RW, DVD+RW and
DVD-RAM disc cannot be recovered. Check the content of the disc
carefully before you delete it. If multiple drives that can write data to
discs are connected, be careful not to delete data from the wrong drive.
■ In writing to a DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/+R DL/+RW or DVD-RAM
disc, some disc space is required for file management, so you may not
be able to write the full capacity of the disc.
■ Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it will be filled with dummy
data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Even if you write only a
small amount of data, it might take time to fill in the dummy data.
■ DVD-RAM formatted by FAT32 cannot be read in Windows 2000
without DVD-RAM Driver Software.
■ When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be
careful not to write to the wrong drive.
■ Be sure to connect the universal AC adapter before you write or rewrite.
■ Before you enter Sleep/Hibernation Mode, be sure to finish DVD-RAM
writing. Writing is finished if you can eject DVD-RAM media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing
software.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver, which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer in the full-power mode. Do not use power-saving
features.
■ Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish,
and then disable virus detection programs including any software that
checks files automatically in the background.
■ Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and data damage.
■ Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD/DVD. Do not try to write from
shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device.
■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator is not
recommended.
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When Writing or Rewriting
Please observe/consider the following when you write or rewrite to a
CD-R/-RW, DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/-RAM or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW disc.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
■ Change users in the Windows 7 operating system.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including use of a
mouse or touchpad, closing/opening the LCD panel.
■ Start a communication application such as Wireless LAN.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the PC.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including items such as
a Secure Digital(SD), Secure Digital High Capacity(SDHC), Memory
Stick(MS), Memory Stick PRO(MS PRO), MultiMediaCard(MMC),
USB device, external monito or an optical digital device.
■ Use the Audio/Video control button to reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the optical disc drive.
■ Do not use shut down/log off and sleep/hibernation while writing or
rewriting.
■ Make sure writing or rewriting is completed before going into
sleep/hibernation. Writing is completed if you can open the BD Combo
Drive tray.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable
surface such as a stand.
■ Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
■ Always copy data from the HDD to the optical disc. Do not use
cut-and-paste. The original data will be lost if there is a write error.
Disclaimer (BD Combo Drive)
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVD-RAM disc that may be caused
by writing or rewriting with this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVD-RAM disc that may be caused
by writing or rewriting with this product, or for any business profit loss or
business interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the
recorded contents.
■ Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or
software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives,
you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc
quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to
make two or more copies of important data, in case of undesired
change or loss of the recorded contents.
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Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi (±R DL) Drive
Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD Super Multi (±R DL ) drive,
which can be used to write data to either CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL discs. The following applications
for writing are supplied: TOSHIBA Disc Creator and Corel DVD
MovieFactory for TOSHIBA, which is a product of Corel Corporations.
Important Message (DVD Super Multi (±R DL) Drive)
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL disc, read and follow all setup
and operating instructions in this section.
If you fail to do so, the DVD Super Multi (±R DL) drive may not function
properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other
damage.
Before Writing or Rewriting
■ Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL disc. However, in no event
does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any
disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success rates
.
CD-R:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
HITACHI MAXELL LTD.
CD-RW: (High-Speed and Multi-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
CD-RW: (Ultra-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD-R:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
(for 4x, 8x and 16x speed media)
HITACHI MAXELL LTD. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
DVD-R (Dual Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media)
DVD-R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION. (for 16x speed media)
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DVD+R:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
(for 8x and 16x speed media)
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
DVD+R (Dual Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
(for 2.4x and 8x speed media)
DVD+R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION. (for 16x speed media)
DVD-RW:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 1.1 or
Version 1.2
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. (JVC)
(for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
(for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media)
DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
(for 2.4x, 4x and 8x speed media)
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0,
Version 2.1 or Version 2.2
Panasonic Corporation. (for 3x and 5x speed media)
HITACHI MAXELL LTD. (for 3x and 5x speed media)
This DVD Super Multi (±R DL) drive cannot use discs that allow writing
faster than 16x speed(DVD-R and DVD+R media), 8x speed
DVD-R(Double layer),DVD+RW, and DVD+R(Double layer) media,
6x speed(DVD-RW media), 5x speed (DVD-RAM media).
■ If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you
use it.
■ The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or
DVD-RAM is affected by the quality of the disc and the way it is used.
■ There are two types of DVD-R discs: authoring and general use discs.
Do not use authoring discs. Only general use discs can be written to by
a computer drive.
■ We can support only format 1 of DVD-R DL. Therefore you can not do
the additional writing. If your data is under DVD-R(SL) capacity, we
suggest to use DVD-R(SL) media.
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■ You can use DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge. You cannot use a disc
with a 2.6 GB single-sided capacity or 5.2 GB double-sided capacity.
■ Other DVD-ROM drives for computers or other DVD players may not be
able to read DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW discs.
■ Data written to a CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R disc cannot be deleted either in
whole or in part.
■ Data deleted (erased) from a CD-RW and DVD-RW, DVD+RW and
DVD-RAM disc cannot be recovered. Check the content of the disc
carefully before you delete it. If multiple drives that can write data to
discs are connected, be careful not to delete data from the wrong drive.
■ In writing to a DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/+R DL/+RW or DVD-RAM
disc, some disc space is required for file management, so you may not
be able to write the full capacity of the disc.
■ Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it will be filled with dummy
data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Even if you write only a
small amount of data, it might take time to fill in the dummy data.
■ DVD-RAM formatted by FAT32 cannot be read in Windows 2000
without DVD-RAM Driver Software.
■ When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be
careful not to write to the wrong drive.
■ Be sure to connect the universal AC adaptor before you write or rewrite.
■ Before you enter Sleep/Hibernation Mode, be sure to finish DVD-RAM
writing. Writing is finished if you can eject DVD-RAM media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing
software.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver, which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer in the full-power mode. Do not use power-saving
features.
■ Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish,
and then disable virus detection programs including any software that
checks files automatically in the background.
■ Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and data damage.
■ Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD/DVD. Do not try to write from
shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device.
■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator is not
recommended.
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When Writing or Rewriting
Please observe/consider the following when you write or rewrite to a
CD-R/-RW, DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/-RAM or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW disc.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
■ Change users in the Windows 7 operating system.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including use of a
mouse or touchpad, closing/opening the LCD panel.
■ Start a communication application such as Wireless LAN.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the PC.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including items such as
a Secure Digital(SD), Secure Digital High Capacity(SDHC), Memory
Stick(MS), Memory Stick PRO(MS PRO), MultiMediaCard(MMC),
USB device, external monitor or an optical digital device.
■ Use the Audio/Video control button to reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the optical disc drive.
■ Do not use shut down/log off and sleep/hibernation while writing or
rewriting.
■ Make sure writing or rewriting is completed before going into
sleep/hibernation. Writing is completed if you can open the DVD Super
Multi (±R DL) drive tray.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable
surface such as a stand.
■ Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
■ Always copy data from the HDD to the optical disc. Do not use
cut-and-paste. The original data will be lost if there is a write error.
Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi (±R DL) Drive)
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVD-RAM disc that may be caused
by writing or rewriting with this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/-RW or
DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVD-RAM disc that may be caused
by writing or rewriting with this product, or for any business profit loss or
business interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the
recorded contents.
■ Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or
software.
■ Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives,
you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc
quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to
make two or more copies of important data, in case of undesired
change or loss of the recorded contents.
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TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Note the following limitations when you use TOSHIBA Disc Creator:
■ DVD-Video cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ DVD-Audio cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot use TOSHIBA Disc Creator’s “Audio CD for Car or Home
CD Player” function to record music to DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R DL or DVD+RW media.
■ Do not use the “Disc Backup” function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator in
order to copy DVD-Video or DVD-ROM material that has copyright
protection.
■ DVD-RAM discs cannot be backed up using the “Disc Backup”
functionof TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot back up CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media to DVD-R,
DVD-R DL or DVD-RW media using the “Disc Backup” function of
TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot back up CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media to DVD+R,
DVD+R DL or DVD+RW media using the “Disc Backup” function of
TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot back up DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL,
DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL or DVD+RW to CD-R or CD-RW media
using the “Disc Backup” function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator cannot record in packet format.
■ You might not be able to use the “Disc Backup” function of TOSHIBA
Disc Creator to back up a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R DL or DVD+RW disc that was made with other software on a
different optical media recorder.
■ If you add data to a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R or DVD+R DL disc that
you have already recorded to, you might not be able to read the added
data under some circumstances. For example, it cannot be read under
16-bit operating systems, such as Windows 98SE and Windows Me,
while in Windows NT4 you will need Service Pack 6 or later, and in
Windows 2000, you will need Service Pack 2. In addition to this, some
DVD-ROM and DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives cannot read this added data
regardless of the operating system.
■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator does not support recording to DVD-RAM discs to achieve this you should use Windows Explorer or another similar
utility.
■ When you back up a DVD disc, be sure that the source drive supports
recording to DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL or
DVD+RW media - if this is not the case then the source disc might not
be backed up correctly.
■ When you back up a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R DL or DVD+RW disc, be sure to use the same type of disc.
■ You cannot partially delete any data written to a CD-RW, DVD-RW,
DVD+RW disc.
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Data Verification
To verify that data has been written or rewritten correctly to a data CD/DVD
you should follow the steps below before you begin the write/rewrite
process:
1. Display the setting dialog box by one of the following two steps:
■ Click the Recording settings button (
) for writing on the main
toolbar in the Data CD/DVD mode.
■ Select Settings for Each Mode -> Data CD/DVD in the Settings
menu.
2. Mark the Verify written data check box.
3. Select File Open or Full Compare mode.
4. Click the OK button.
How to Learn More about TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Please refer to the Help files for additional TOSHIBA Disc Creator
information.
Using Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA
How to Make a DVD-Video
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from adding video source:
1. Click Start -> All Programs -> DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA ->
DVD MovieFactory Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
2. Insert a DVD-R or DVD+R or DVD-RW or DVD+RW disc in Burner.
3. Click Create Video Disc -> New Project and choose your Project
format.
4. Add source from HDD by click Add Video files button to invoke
browser dialog box.
5. Choose the source video then go to Next page to apply Menu.
6. After choose the menu template, press Next button to go to Output
Page.
7. Choose the output type then press Burn button.
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How to make a Blu-ray Disc Movie
Simplified steps for making a Blu-ray disc movie:
1. Click Start -> All Programs -> DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA ->
DVD MovieFactory Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
2. Click Create Video Disc -> New Project to invoke the 2nd Launcher,
choose Blu-ray, and then invoke DVD MovieFactory.
3. Add source from HDD by clicking Add Video files button to invoke
browser dialog box.
4. Choose the source video and then go to Next page to apply Menu.
5. After choosing the menu template, click the Next button to go to the
Burning Page.
6. Choose the output type and then click the Burn button.
How to Learn More about Corel DVD MovieFactory for
TOSHIBA
Please refer to the Help and Manual files for additional Corel DVD
MovieFactory for TOSHIBA information.
Important Information for Use
Note the following limitations when you write Video DVD or Blu-ray disc
Movie:
1. Editing digital video
■ Log in with Administrator rights to use DVD MovieFactory.
■ Make sure that your computer is running on AC power when using
DVD MovieFactory.
■ Operate the computer at Full Power. Do not use power-saving
features
■ While you are editing DVD, you can display preview. However,
if another application is running. The preview might not display
properly.
■ DVD MovieFactory cannot edit or play copy protected content.
■ Do not enter sleep or Hibernation Mode while using DVD
MovieFactory.
■ Do not operate DVD MovieFactory immediately after turning on the
computer. Please wait until all Disc Drive activity has stopped.
■ CD recorder, DVD-Audio, mini DVD and Video CD functions are not
supported in this version.
■ While recording video to DVD, please close all other programs.
■ Do not run software like a screen saver because it can put a heavy
load on the CPU.
■ Do not support mp3 decode and encode.
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2. Before recording the video to DVD or Blu-ray disc
■ When you record DVD or Blu-ray discs, please use only discs
recommended by the Drive manufacturer.
■ Do not set the working drive to a slow device like a USB 1.1 hard
disk drive or it will fail to write DVD or Blu-ray discs.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including using a
mouse or touchpad, or closing/opening the display panel.
■ Bump or cause vibration to the computer.
■ Use the Mode control button and Audio/Video control button to
reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the DVD/BD drive.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including items such
as a Secure Digital(SD), Secure Digital High Capacity(SDHC),
Memory Stick(MS), Memory Stick PRO(MS PRO),
MultiMediaCard(MMC),USB device, external monitor or an
optical digital device.
■ Please verify your disc after recording important data.
■ DVD+R/+RW disc cannot be written in VR format.
■ Not support to output VCD and SVCD format.
3. About recorded DVDs and Blu-ray discs
■ When playing your recorded DVD-Video/VR on your computer,
please use the DVD playback application.
■ When playing your recorded Blu-ray Disc on your computer, please
use the Corel WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA.
■ If you use an over-used rewritable disc, the full formatting might be
locked. Please use a brand new disc.
■ Some DVD drives for personal computers or other DVD players may
not be able to read DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM discs.
■ Some BD drives for personal computers or other Blu-ray disc
players may not be able to read BD-R/RE discs.
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Using WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the WinDVD BD
for TOSHIBA.
Notes on Use
■ “WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA” is for Blu-ray Disc playback only. DVD
playback is not supported. Please use the DVD playback application for
DVD playback.
■ For interactive function for Blu-ray Discs, it may not work depends on
contents or network situation.
■ Region codes for BD drive and media optical disc drives and their
associated media are manufactured according to the specifications of
three marketing regions. Region codes can be set from WinDVD
BD([Region] tab in [Setup] dialogue). When you purchase BD Video,
make sure it matches your drive, otherwise it will not play properly.
■ To playback video on external display or TV using WinDVD BD, output
devices like display or TV which has RGB or HDCP suported HDMI
port.
■ The Blu-ray disc movie can be played only with internal LCD display or
external devices connected by RGB and HDMI output.
In Clone mode (DualView), WinDVD plays on a display which set to as
the Primary display and shows black screen on the other displays.
■ This product does not play HD DVD discs. Blu-ray discs with
high-definition content required for HD viewing.
■ Playback of high bit rate content may cause frame dropping, audio
skipping or decrease in computer performance.
■ Close all other applications before playing back Blu-ray Disc. Do not
open any other applications or carry out any other operations during
Blu-ray Disc playback.
■ Because Blu-ray Disc playback operates according to programs
built-into the content, operation methods, operation screens, sound
effects, icons and other features may vary from disc to disc. For more
information on these items refer to instructions included with content or
contact the content manufacturers directly.
■ Make sure to connect the computer’s AC adapter when playing a
Blu-ray Disc.
■ WinDVD BD supports AACS (Advanced Accesss Control System) copy
protection technology. Renewal of the AACS key integrated into this
product is required for uninterrupted enjoyment of Blu-ray Disc. An
Internet connection is required for renewal. AACS key renewal is
provided free of charge for 5 years after the purchase of this product,
however renewal beyond 5 years is subject to conditions specified by
the software provider, Corel Corporation.
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■ Do not playback Blu-ray Disc while recording television programs using
“Windows Media Center” “My TV” or other applications. Doing so may
cause Blu-ray Disc playback or television program recording errors. In
addition, if pre-scheduled recording starts during Blu-ray Disc playback
it may cause Blu-ray Disc playback or television program recording
errors. Please view Blu-ray Disc video during times when there is no
recording pre-scheduled.
■ While playing a BD-J title, keyboard shortcut is ineffectve.
■ Resume play function cannot be used with some discs on WinDVD BD.
■ Do not switch to Sleep or Hibernation Mode while WinDVD BD is
running. Make sure to close WinDVD BD before going into either Sleep
or Hibernation Mode.
Starting WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Use the following procedure to start “WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA”.
■ When a Blu-ray disc is set in the BD drive, WinDVD BD starts
automatically.
■ Select Start -> All Programs -> Corel -> Corel WinDVD BD to start
“WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA”.
Operating WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Notes on Using “WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA”.
1. Screen display and available features may vary amongst BD-Videos
and scenes.
2. If the menu is opened in the Display Area using the Control window’s
Top Menu or Menu buttons, touch pad and mouse menu operations
may not be able to be used.
Open WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA HELP
WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA features and instructions are also explained in
detail in “WinDVD Help”. Use the following procedure to open “WinDVD
Help”.
■ Click the “Corel Guide” button (
) in the Display Area and select
“Launch Help” button.
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Media Care
This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your CD/DVD/BD.
Handle your media with care. The following simple precautions will
increase the lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on them.
CD/DVD/BD
1. Store your CD/DVD/BD in the container they came in to protect them
and keep them clean.
2. Do not bend the CD/DVD/BD.
3. Do not write on, apply a sticker to, or otherwise mark the surface of the
CD/DVD that contains data.
4. Hold the CD/DVD/BD by its outside edge or the edge on the center
hole. Fingerprints on the surface can prevent the drive from properly
reading data.
5. Do not expose to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold.
6. Do not place heavy objects on your CD/DVD/BD.
7. If your CD/DVD/BD become dusty or dirty, wipe them with a clean dry
cloth. Wipe from the center out, do not wipe in a circular direction
around the CD/DVD/BD. If necessary, use a cloth dampened in water or
a neutral cleaner. Do not use benzine, thinner or similar cleaner.
Sound System
This section describes some of the audio control functions.
Adjusting System Volume
You can control the overall level of sound using Windows Volume Mixer.
To launch Volume Mixer, follow the steps below.
1. Locate the Speaker icon on the task tray.
2. Right-click the Speaker icon on the task tray.
3. Select Open Volume Mixer from the menu.
Click the Device button to display available playback devices. Select
Speakers to use the internal speakers for listening. Adjust speaker volume
by moving the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume. Click the
Mute button to mute the sound.
You may see another control under Applications in Volume Mixer. It is the
control for an application which is currently running. The System Sounds
is always displayed since it controls the system sounds’ volume.
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Changing System Sounds
System sounds are assigned to inform you when certain events happen.
This section explains how select an existing scheme or save one you have
modified.
To launch the configuration dialog window for system sounds, follow the
steps below.
1. Right-click the Speaker icon on the task tray.
2. Select Sounds from the menu.
Smart Audio
You can confirm and change the audio configuration using the Smart
Audio. To launch the Smart Audio, click Start -> Control Panel ->
Hardware and Sound -> Smart Audio. When you first launch the Smart
Audio, you will see following device tabs.
Volume Mixer
Displays all connected audio devices in the system. Every device has a
Volume Slider Bar and a Mute button.
Clicking once on a device will select and highlight it. On Windows 7, double
clicking will make it the default device, which is denoted by a green
checkmark.
When a playback device is selected, a preview image is displayed like the
computer in the above screenshot. A slider may appear that allows you to
adjust the balance between the speakers.
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Voice Effects
Controls Voice Recording and Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone conversation
settings.
■ Voice Recording - Microphone Noise Reduction effect will be enabled
to suppress background noise and project a clear voice. To select /
deselect this setting, click on the Voice Recording icon.
■ Voice Over IP - In addition to Microphone Noise Reduction, Speaker
Noise Reduction and Acoustic Echo Cancellation effects will also be
enabled to remove disturbances caused by sound echo. To select /
deselect this setting, click on the Voice Over IP icon.
Audio Director
Allows you to define how sound is directed to devices. There are two
modes to select: Classic and Multi-Stream.
■ Classic mode - Emulates the behavior of Microsoft Windows XP, where
sound is heard either on the speakers or on the headphones, but not
both at the same time. To select Classic mode, click on the
corresponding icon.
■ Multi-Stream - Different sounds can be played on speakers and
headphones simultaneously. To select Multi-Stream mode, click on the
corresponding icon.
Two “Play” buttons allow you to play separate sounds in both modes:
■ When the red Play button is pressed, a sample sound is played on the
headphones.
■ When the blue Play button is pressed, a different sample sound is
played on the speakers.
In Classic mode, if the headphones are plugged in, both red and blue
sounds are heard from the headphones and if they are unplugged, both red
and blue sounds are heard from the speakers.
In Multi-Stream mode, the red sound is only played on the headphones
and the blue sound is only played on the speakers.
SmartEQ and 3D setting
On this page allow you to customize your listening experience by selecting
different profiles for headphones and speakers.
The smart equalizer (EQ) has five presets that automatically enhance the
sound quality of music or voice communications. The preset options
include: Jazz, Dance, Concert, Classical, and Voice. Each preset has been
optimized for the fullest sound experience. For example, the Classical
preset emphasizes the middle range of notes while the Dance preset
emphasizes the bass end of notes. Selected devices and profiles are
denoted by highlighted icons.
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To select an equalizer preset, click on the device and then click on the
profile desired. For example, to apply the Jazz profile to the speakers:
1. Click on the Speakers button
2. Click on the Jazz button and you will immediately hear how the Jazz
profile enhances the music output on the speakers.
3. To disable the selected profile, click on the OFF button.
■ Custom - Profiles will be created when you adjust the Equalizer
Bars below the preset icons.
■ Night Mode - An option that boosts vocal clarity while maintaining
background sound quality. It brings up the volume for subtle sounds
like whispers while suppressing the volume of loud sounds like
explosions. Night Mode allows you to hear details in soundtracks of
high energy sound sources without making the volume louder and
potentially disturbing others, which is especially useful for late-night
viewing.
Two additional effects are offered on this page that apply to stereo
speakers only and are disabled for headphones and mono speaker.
■ Phantom Speakers - Gives you a closer-to-live experience when you
are watching a movie or listening to concert music. If you sit between
the internal speakers, the sound you hear will appear to be coming from
sources around you, rather than just from the speakers on the PC.This
option is ON by default when the Concert profile is selected.
■ 3D Immersion - Gives you a headphone experience without actually
wearing one. The effect is particularly useful when you are listening to
Voice. This option is ON by default if the Voice profile is selected.
You can adjust the level of the Phantom Speakers and 3D Immersion
effects from “None” to “Expanded” by adjusting the Slider Bar under their
corresponding icons. For Phantom Speakers, your selection will be
depicted by the position of speakers and the opacity of the glow around the
speakers and the rays emanating from them. For 3D Immersion, your
selection will be depicted by a circle around the PC that will get dimmer or
brighter with the movement of the Slider Bar.
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Dolby Advanced Audio® (optional)
Dolby Advanced Audio provides stunning personal surround sound from
anypair of speakers or headphones. Ideal when using surround sound
speakers is not practical, Dolby Advanced Audio enables an enveloping
entertainment experience.
Dolby Advanced Audio technologies:
■ Dolby Headphone - Personal surround sound using any set of
headphones so that listeners feel like the action is happening all around
them.
■ Audio Optimization - Corrects the frequency response problems
commonly associated with laptop computers.
■ High Frequency Enhancer - High Frequency Enhancer synthesizes
and boosts high frequencies on any speaker.
■ Natural Bass - Extends the bass response of any speakers by up to an
octave.
To open the user interface of Dolby Advanced Audio, steps as detailed
below:
1. Click the right button of a mouse on the speaker icon on the Windows
Taskbar, and select Playback Devices in the sub menu.
2. On the Playback tab, select Speakers, and click Properties.
3. Click the Dolby tab.
Using The Microphone
You can use the built-in or an external microphone that connects to the
microphone jack to record monaural sounds into your applications. It can
also be used to issue voice commands to applications that support such
functions.(Built-in microphone is provided with some models)
Since your computer has a microphone and speaker, “feedback” may be
heard under certain conditions. Feedback occurs when sound from the
speaker is picked up in the microphone and amplified back to the speaker,
which amplifies it again to the microphone.
This feedback occurs repeatedly and causes a very loud, high-pitched
noise. It is a common phenomenon that occurs in any sound system when
the microphone input is output to the speaker (throughput) and the speaker
volume is too loud or too close to the microphone. You can control
throughput by adjusting the volume of your speaker or through the Mute
function in the Master Volume panel. Refer to your Windows documentation
for details on using the Master Volume panel.
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Wireless Communications
The computer’s wireless communication function supports some wireless
communication devices.
Only some models are equipped with Bluetooth functions.
■ Do not use the Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth functionalities near a
microwave oven or in areas subject to radio interference or magnetic
fields. Interference from a microwave oven or other source can disrupt
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth operation.
■ Turn all wireless functionalities off when near a person who may have a
cardiac pacemaker implant or other medical electric device. Radio
waves may affect pacemaker or medical device operation, possibly
resulting in serious injury. Follow the instruction of your medical device
when using any wireless functionality.
■ Always turn off wireless functionality if the computer is near automatic
control equipment or appliances such as automatic doors or fire
detectors. Radio waves can cause malfunction of such equipment,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
■ It may not be possible to make a network connection to a specified
network name using the ad hoc network function. If this occurs, the
new network(*) will have to be configured for all computers connected
to the same network in order to re-enable network connections.
* Please be sure to use new network name.
Wireless LAN
The Wireless LAN is compatible with other LAN systems based on Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum/Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
radio technology that complies with IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN standard
(Revision A, B, G or N).
Setting
1. Please make sure that the Wireless Communication function is on.
2. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and
Sharing Center.
3. Click Set up a new connection or network.
4. Follow the wizard. You will need the name of the wireless network
together with security settings. Consult the documentation
accompanied with your router or ask your wireless network
administrator for the settings.
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Security
■ Be sure to enable encryption function. Otherwise your computer will
allow the illegal access by outsider through Wireless LAN to cause
illegal instruction, eavesdropping, and loss or destruction of stored data.
TOSHIBA strongly recommends the customer to enable the encryption
function.
■ TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping of data due to the use of
Wireless LAN and the damage thereof.
Bluetooth™ Wireless Technology
Bluetooth™ wireless technology eliminates the need for cables between
electronic devices such as desktop computers, printers and mobile phones.
You cannot use the built-in Bluetooth functions and an optional Bluetooth
Adaptor simultaneously.
Bluetooth™ wireless technology has the following features:
Worldwide Operation
The Bluetooth radio transmitter and receiver operates in the 2.45 GHz
band, which is license-free and compatible with radio systems in most
countries in the world.
Radio Links
You can easily establish links between two or more devices. The link is
maintained even if the devices are not within line of sight.
Security
Two advanced security mechanisms ensure a high level of security:
■ Authentication prevents access to critical data and makes it impossible
to falsify the origin of a message.
■ Encryption prevents eavesdropping and maintains link privacy.
Wireless Communication Hot Key
You can enable or disable RF transmission (Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, etc.)
functions on and off by pressing FN + F8. No transmissions are sent or
received when the function is off.
Set the function to off in airplanes and hospitals. Check the indicator. It will
stop glowing when the wireless communication function is off.
Turn the computer off when you enter an airplane and check the carrier’s
regulations before you use a computer on board.
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Wireless Communication Indicator
The wireless communication indicator indicates the status of the wireless
communication functions.
Indicator status
Indication
Indicator off
Wireless communication function is set to off.
Indicator glows
Wireless communication function is on.
Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, etc. is turned on by an
application.
If you used the Task Bar to disable Wireless LAN, restart the computer or
follow the procedures below to enable the system to recognize Wireless
LAN. Click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> System ->
Device Manager -> Network Adaptors, and right click the wireless device
then choose Enable.
It may not be possible to make a network connection to a specified network
name using the ad hoc network function.
If this occurs, the new network(*) will have to be configured for all
computers connected to the same network in order to re-enable network
connections.
* Please be sure to use new network name.
LAN
The computer has built-in support for Fast Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASETX) or Gigabit Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T)
depending the model you purchased. This section describes how to
connect/disconnect to a LAN.
Do not install or remove an optional memory module while Wake-up on
LAN is enabled.
The Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the system is
off. Leave the AC adaptor connected while using this feature.
LAN Cable Types
The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a LAN.
Logging onto a LAN using the computer’s default settings could cause a
malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your LAN administrator
regarding set-up procedures.
If you are using Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1000 megabits per second,
1000BASE-T), be sure to connect with a CAT5E cable or higher.
You cannot use a CAT3 or CAT5 cable.
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If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX), be sure to connect with a CAT5 cable or higher.
You cannot use a CAT3 cable.
If you are using Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T),
you can connect with a CAT3 or higher cable.
Connecting LAN Cable
■ Connect the AC adaptor before connecting the LAN cable. The AC
adaptor must remain connected during LAN use. If you disconnect the
AC Adaptor while the computer is accessing a LAN, the system may
hang up.
■ Do not connect any other cable to the LAN jack except the LAN cable.
Otherwise, malfunctions or damage may occur.
■ Do not connect any power supplying device to the LAN cable that is
connected to the LAN jack. Otherwise, malfunctions or damage may
occur.
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power to the computer and to all external devices
connected to the computer.
2. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you hear
the latch click into place.
1. LAN jack
Figure 4-10 Connecting the LAN cable
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector. Check with
your LAN administrator before connecting to a hub.
Disconnecting LAN Cable
To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer’s LAN jack and pull
out the connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub in the same manner. Check
with your LAN administrator before disconnecting from the hub.
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Cleaning The Computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust
and use care with liquids around the computer.
■ Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get
wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely
before you turn it on again.
■ Clean the computer using a slightly damp (with water) cloth. You can
use glass cleaner on the display. Spray a small amount of cleaner on a
soft, clean cloth and wipe the screen gently with the cloth.
Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let liquid run into any
part of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the
computer.
Moving The Computer
The computer is designed for rugged durability. However, a few simple
precautions taken when moving the computer will help ensure trouble-free
operation.
■ Make sure all disk activities are terminated before moving the computer.
Check if the HDD/ODD/eSATA indicator and external device indicator
are off.
■ If a CD/DVD/BD is in the drive, remove it. Also make sure the drawer is
securely closed.
■ Turn off the power to the computer.
■ Disconnect the AC adapter and all peripherals before moving the
computer.
■ Close the display. Do not pick up the computer by its display panel.
■ Close all port covers.
■ Use the carrying case when transporting the computer.
■ When carrying your computer, be sure to hold it securely so that it does
not fall or hit anything.
■ Do not carry your computer by holding protruded portions.
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Using The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection
This computer has a function for reducing the risk of damage on the hard
disk drive.
Using an acceleration sensor built into the computer, TOSHIBA HDD
Protection detects vibration shocks and similar signs of movement of the
computer, and automatically moves the Hard Disk Drive head to a safe
position to reduce the risk of damage that could be caused by head-to-disk
contact.
■ The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the
hard disk drive will not be damaged.
■ During audio/video playback, when the computer detects a shock or
vibration and the hard disk drive’s head is parked, the playback might
be temporarily interrupted.
■ TOSHIBA HDD Protection cannot be used in models that are equipped
with SSD.
When vibration is detected, a message will be displayed on the screen, and
the icon in the Taskbar notification area will changed to the protection state.
This message is displayed until the OK button is pressed or 30 seconds
pass. When vibration subsides, the icon returns to the normal state.
Taskbar Icon
State
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Description
Normal
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is enabled.
Protection
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is active. The hard
disk drive head is in a safe position.
OFF
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is disabled.
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TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties
You can change the TOSHIBA HDD Protection settings by using the
TOSHIBA HDD Protection window. To open the window, click Start -> All
Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> HDD Protection Settings. The
window can also be started from the icon on the Taskbar or from the
Control Panel.
HDD Protection
You can choose whether to enable or disable TOSHIBA HDD Protection.
Detection Level
This function can be set to four levels. The sensitivity levels in which
vibrations, impacts and their similar signs are detected can be set to OFF,
1, 2 and 3 in ascending order. Level 3 is recommended for better protection
of the computer. However, when the computer is used in a mobile
environment or in other unstable conditions, setting the detection level to 3
could result in frequent execution of TOSHIBA HDD Protection, which will
slow Hard Disk Drive reading and writing. Set a lower detection level when
the speed of Hard Disk Drive reading and writing is a priority.
Different detection levels can be set depending on whether the computer is
used as handheld or mobile usages, or whether it is used in a stable
environment such as on a table in the workplace or at home. By setting
different detection levels for the computer depending on whether it runs
with the AC power (desktop) or with batteries (handheld or mobile usage),
the detection level automatically switches according to the power
connection mode.
3D Viewer
This feature displays a 3D object on the screen which moves in according
to tilting or vibration of the computer.
When the TOSHIBA HDD Protection detects computer vibration the Hard
Disk Drive head is parked and the 3D object disk rotation will stop. When
the head is un-parked the disk will begin to rotate again.
The 3D Viewer can be started from the icon in the task tray.
■ This 3D object virtually represents the Computer’s internal Hard Disk
Drive. This representation may vary from the actual number of disks,
disk rotation, head movement, part size, shape and direction.
■ This feature may use a large amount of CPU and memory on some
models. The computer may become slow or sluggish when attempting
to run other applications while the 3D Viewer is displayed.
■ Intensely shaking the computer or other subjecting it to strong impacts
may cause damage to the computer.
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Details
To open the Details window, click the Setup Detail button in the TOSHIBA
HDD Protection Properties window.
Detection Level Amplification
When the AC adaptor is disconnected or the lid is closed, HDD Detection
assumes that the computer will be carried and sets the detection level to
the maximum for 10 seconds.
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Message
Specify whether to display a message when TOSHIBA HDD Protection is
active.
This function does not work when the computer is starting, in Sleep Mode,
in Hibernation Mode, in transition to Hibernation Mode, recovering from
Hibernation Mode, or power off. Be sure to not subject the computer to
vibration or impact while the function is disabled.
Heat Dispersal
To protect from overheating, the CPU has an internal temperature sensor.
If the computer’s internal temperature rises to a certain level, the cooling
fan is turned on or the processing speed is lowered. You can select
whether to control the CPU temperature by turning on the fan first, then if
necessary, lowering the CPU speed. Or, by lowering the CPU speed first,
then if necessary, turning on the fan. These functions are controlled within
the Power Options.
When the CPU temperature falls to a normal range, the fan is turned off
and the CPU operation returns to standard speed.
If the CPU temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with either
setting, the system automatically shuts down to prevent damage. Data in
memory will be lost.
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Chapter 5
The Keyboard
The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s
keyboard layout your computer is configured with. Keyboards for numerous
languages are available.
There are four types of keys: typewriter keys, function keys, soft keys and
Windows special keys.
Typewriter Keys
The typewriter keys produce the uppercase and lowercase letters,
numbers, punctuation marks, and special symbols that appear on the
screen.
Notes:
■ Letters and numbers produced in computer text vary in width. Spaces,
which are created by a “space character,” may also vary depending on
line justification and other factors.
■ The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 (one) are not interchangeable.
■ The uppercase O (oh) and the 0 (zero) are not interchangeable.
■ The CAPS LOCK function key locks only the alphabetic characters in
uppercase.
Function Keys: F1 … F12
The function keys, not to be confused with FN, are the 12 keys at the top of
your keyboard. These keys are dark gray, but function differently from the
other dark gray keys.
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute
programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the FN
key, keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer.
See the section, Soft Keys: FN Key Combinations in this chapter. The
function executed by individual keys depends on the software you are
using.
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Soft Keys: FN Key Combinations
The FN (function) is unique to TOSHIBA computers and is used in
combination with other keys to form soft keys. Soft keys are key
combinations that enable, disable or configure specific features.
Some software may disable or interfere with soft-key operations.
Soft key settings are not restored by the Resume feature.
Emulating keys on an enhanced keyboard
The keyboard is designed to provide all the features of the 86/87-key
enhanced keyboard, shown in figure 5-1. The 86/87-key enhanced
keyboard has a numeric keypad and scroll lock key. It also has additional
ENTER, CTRL and ALT keys to the right of the main keyboard. Since the
keyboard is smaller and has fewer keys, some of the enhanced keyboard
functions must be simulated using two keys instead of one on the larger
keyboard.
Your software may require you to use keys that the keyboard does not
have. Pressing the FN key and one of the following keys simulates the
enhanced keyboard’s functions.
Press FN + F10 or FN + F11 to access the
computer’s integrated keypad.
When activated, the keys with dark gray markings
on their bottom edge become either numeric
keypad keys (FN + F11) or cursor control keys
(FN + F10). Please refer to the Generating ASCII
characters section in this chapter for more
information on how to operate these keys, taking
care to note that the power on default for both
settings is off.
Press FN + F12 (Scroll Lock) to lock the cursor
on a specific line. The power on default is off.
Press FN + ENTER to simulate ENTER on the
enhanced keyboard’s numeric keypad.
Press FN + CTRL to simulate the enhanced
keyboard’s right CTRL key.
Press FN + ALT to simulate the enhanced
keyboard’s right ALT key.
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Hot Keys
Hot keys (pressing FN + a function or ESC key) allow you to enable or
disable certain features of the computer.
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Sound mute
Pressing FN + ESC in a Windows environment
turns sound on or off. When you press these hot
keys, the current setting will be displayed as an
icon.
Lock
Pressing FN + F1 enters “Lock computer” mode.
To restore your desktop, you need to log on
again.
Power plan
Pressing FN + F2 changes the power settings.
Sleep
Pressing FN + F3 switches the system to Sleep
Mode.
Hibernate
Pressing FN + F4 switches the system to
Hibernation Mode.
Output
Pressing FN + F5 changes the active display
device.
Brightness down
Pressing FN + F6 decreases the computer’s
display panel brightness in individual steps.
Brightness up
Pressing FN + F7 increases the computer’s
display panel brightness in individual steps.
Wireless
Pressing FN + F8 enables or disables Wireless
(WLAN/Bluetooth).
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If your wireless communication device is not installed, a dialog box will not
appear.
Touch Pad
Pressing FN + F9 enables or disables the Touch
Pad function.
Zoom
Pressing FN + SPACE changes the display
resolution.
TOSHIBA zooming
utility (reduce)
Pressing FN + 1 reduces the icon size on the
desktop or the font sizes within one of the
supported application windows.
TOSHIBA zooming
utility (enlarge)
Pressing FN + 2 enlarges the icon size on the
desktop or the font sizes within one of the
supported application windows.
Volume Down
Pressing FN + 3 decreases the volume.
Volume Up
Pressing FN + 4 increases the volume.
FN Sticky Key
To motive the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility, you can press FN sticky key
once and then press any “F number”.
To start the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility, click Start -> All Programs ->
TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> Accessibility.
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Windows Special Keys
The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows:
one activates the Start menu and the other has the same function as the
secondary mouse button.
This key activates the Windows Start menu.
This key has the same function as the secondary
mouse button.
Keypad overlay
Your computer’s keyboard does not have a separate numeric keypad but
includes a numeric keypad overlay which functions like one - this is located
in the center of the keyboard with the relevant keys having dark gray letters
at their front edge. The overlay provides the same functions as the numeric
keypad on a standard 101/102-key enhanced keyboard.
Turning on the overlays
The numeric keypad overlay can be used for numeric data input or cursor
and page control.
Arrow mode
To turn on the Arrow mode, press FN + F10. Now try cursor and page
control using the keys shown in figure 5-1. Press FN + F10 again to turn off
the overlay.
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Numeric mode
To turn on the Numeric mode, press FN + F11. Now try numeric data entry
using the keys in figure 5-1. Press FN + F11 again to turn off the overlay.
Figure 5-1 The numeric keypad overlay
Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on)
While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard
functions without turning off the overlay:
1. Hold FN and press any other key. All keys will operate as if the overlay
were off.
2. Type uppercase characters by holding FN + SHIFT and pressing a
character key.
3. Release FN to continue using the overlay.
Temporarily using overlay (overlay off)
While using the normal keyboard, you can temporarily use the keypad
overlay without turning it on:
1. Press and hold down FN.
2. Check the keyboard indicators.
3. Release FN to return to normal keyboard operation.
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Temporarily changing modes
If the computer is in Numeric mode, you can switch temporarily to Arrow
mode by pressing SHIFT.
If the computer is in Arrow mode, you can switch temporarily to Numeric
mode by pressing SHIFT.
Generating ASCII characters
Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard
operation. But, you can generate these characters using their ASCII codes.
With the overlay on:
1. Hold down ALT.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
3. Release ALT, and the ASCII character appears on the display screen.
With the overlay off:
1. Hold ALT + FN.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
3. Release ALT + FN, and the ASCII character appears on the display
screen.
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Chapter 6
Power and Power-up Modes
The computer’s power resources include the AC adaptor and internal
batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of
these resources including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving
battery power, and power-up modes.
Power Conditions
The computer’s operating capability and battery charge status are affected
by the power conditions: whether an AC adaptor is connected, whether a
battery is installed and what the charge level is for the battery.
Power conditions Table
AC adaptor
connected
Battery fully
charged
Power on
Power off (no operation)
• Operates
• LED: Battery White
• LED: Battery White
DC IN White
DC IN White
Battery partially
charged or no
charge
• Operates
• Quick charge
• Quick Charge
• LED: Battery Amber
• LED: Battery Amber
DC IN White
DC IN White
No battery installed
• Operates
• No charge
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
• LED: Battery off
DC IN White
DC IN White
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Power on
AC adaptor not Battery charge is
connected
above low battery
trigger point
• Operates
Battery charge is
below low battery
trigger point
• Operates
Power off (no operation)
• LED: Battery off
DC IN off
• LED: Battery
blinking amber
DC IN off
Battery charge is
exhausted
Computer goes into
Hibernation or shuts down
(depending on the
TOSHIBA power
Management Utility Setting)
No battery installed • No operation
•LED:
Battery off
DC IN off
System Indicators
The Battery, DC IN and Power indicators on the system indicator panel
alert you to the computer’s operating capability and battery charge status.
Battery Indicator
Check the Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery pack the following indicator conditions should be noted:
Blinking amber
Indicates battery charge is below low battery
trigger point.
Amber
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and
charging the battery.
White
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the
battery is fully charged.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not
light.
If the battery becomes too hot while it is being charged, the charge will
stop and the battery indicator will go out. When the battery’s temperature
falls to a normal range, charge will resume. This event occurs regardless
of whether the power to the computer is on or off.
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DC IN Indicator
Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC
adaptor connected.
White
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and
supplying proper power to the computer.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not
light.
Power Indicator
Check the Power indicator to determine the power status of the computer the following indicator conditions should be noted:
White
Indicates power is being supplied to the computer
and the computer is turned on.
Blinking amber
Indicates the power was turned off while the
computer was in Sleep Mode.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not
light.
Battery Types
The computer has two different types of batteries:
■ Battery
■ Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
Battery
When the AC power cord is not connected, the computer’s main power
source is a removable lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this
manual as the battery. You can purchase additional battery packs for
extended use of the computer away from an AC power source.
The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not properly
replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required
by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by
TOSHIBA as replacements.
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When the computer is powered off in hibernation and Sleep Mode, and the
AC adaptor is not connected, the battery pack supply power to maintain
data and programs in memory. If the battery pack is completely
discharged, hibernation and sleep do not function and the computer loses
all data in memory. One of the following messages appears when you turn
on the power:
The firmware has detected that a CMOS battery fail
occurred. <F1> continue
The firmware has detected that a CMOS battery fail
occurred. <F1> continue, <F2> to setup
To ensure that the battery pack maintains its maximum capacity, operate
the computer on battery power at least once a month until the battery pack
is fully discharged. Refer to Extending Battery Life in this chapter for
procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power, more
than a month, the battery may fail to retain a charge. It may not function
efficiently over the expected life of the battery and the Battery LED may not
indicate a low-battery condition.
Real Time Clock Battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real
time clock and calendar. It also maintains the system configuration.
If the RTC battery becomes completely discharged, the system loses this
data and the real time clock and calendar stop working. One of the
following messages appears when you turn on the power:
The firmware has detected that a CMOS
battery fail occurred. <F1> continue
The firmware has detected that a CMOS
battery fail occurred. <F1> continue,
<F2> to setup
The computer’s RTC battery is a lithium battery and should be replaced
only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery
can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of.
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations
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Care and Use of The Battery Pack
The battery pack is a vital component of portable computing. Taking proper
care of it will help ensure longer operating time on battery power as well as
a longer life for your battery pack. Follow the instructions in this section
carefully to ensure safe operation and maximum performance.
Safety Precautions
Mishandling of batteries can cause death, serious injury or property
damage. Carefully observe the following advisories:
Danger: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, Which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Warning: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, Which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Caution: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, Which if not avoided,
may result in moderate or minor injury or property damage.
Note: Provides important information.
Danger
1. Never try to dispose of the battery pack by burning or expose it to a
heating device such as a microwave oven. The battery pack could
explode and cause bodily injury.
2. Never try to disassemble, repair or otherwise tamper with a battery
pack. The battery pack will overheat and ignite. Leakage of caustic
alkaline solution or other electrolytic substances will cause fire or injury,
possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
3. Never short-circuit the battery pack by contacting the terminals with a
metal object. A short-circuit can cause fire or otherwise damage the
battery pack and possibly cause injury. To avoid accidental short-circuit,
always wrap the battery pack in plastic and cover the terminals with
electrical tape when storing or disposing of the battery pack.
4. Never puncture the battery pack with a nail or other sharp object. Never
strike it with a hammer or other object. Never step on it.
5. Never try to change the battery pack in any manner other than that
described in user’s manual. Never connect the battery pack to a plug
socked or to a automobile’s cigarette lighter socket. It may rupture or
ignite.
6. Use only the battery pack supplied with the computer or other device or
an battery pack approved by the computer or device’s manufacturer.
Battery packs have different voltages and terminal polarities. Use of an
improper battery could cause smoke, fire or rupture of the battery pack.
7. Never subject a battery pack to heat, such as storage near a heat
source. Exposure to heat can cause the battery pack to ignite, explode
or leak caustic liquid and cause death or serious injury. It could also fail
or malfunction causing data lose.
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8. Never expose the battery pack to abnormal shock, vibration or
pressure. The battery pack’s internal protective device will fail, causing
it to overheat, explode, ignite or leak caustic liquids possibly resulting in
death or serious injury.
9. Never let a battery pack become wet. A wet battery pack will overheat,
ignite or rupture possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
Warning
1. Never allow caustic electrolyte fluid leaked from a battery pack to
contact your eyes, skin or clothing. If caustic electrolyte fluid should
contact your eyes, immediately wash your eyes with large amounts of
running water and seek medical attention, to help prevent eye damage.
It electrolyte fluid should contact your skin immediately wash it under
running water to prevent rash. If it contacts your clothes, promptly
remove them to prevent the fluid from contacting your skin or eyes.
2. Immediately turn off the power, disconnect the AC adaptor and remove
the battery if any of the following events are observed in the battery
pack: offensive or unusual odor, excessive heat, discoloration or
deformation. Never use the computer again until it has been checked
by a TOSHIBA service provider. It might generate smoke or fire, or the
battery pack might rupture.
3. Make sure the battery is securely installed in the computer before
attempting to charge the battery pack. Improper installation could
generate smoke or fire, or cause the battery pack to rupture.
4. Keep the battery pack out or reach of infants and children. It can cause
injury.
Caution
1. Never continue to use a battery pack after its recharging capacity has
become impaired, or after the display of a warning message indicating
that the battery pack’s power is exhausted. Continued use of an
exhausted or impaired battery pack could cause the loss of data.
2. Never dispose of battery packs with normal trash. Bring them to your
TOSHIBA dealer or to another recycling center to save resources and
prevent environmental damage. Cover the terminals with electrical tape
to prevent short-circuits, which could cause the battery pack to ignite or
rupture.
3. Use only battery packs recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
4. Always make sure the battery pack is installed correctly and securely.
Otherwise, a battery pack could fall out and possibly cause injury.
5. Change the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and
35 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak,
battery pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might be
shortened.
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6. Be sure to monitor the remaining battery power. If the battery pack and
real time clock battery discharge completely. Sleep and hibernation will
not function and data in memory will be lose. Also, the computer might
register an incorrect time and date. In this case, connect the AC adaptor
to recharge the batteries.
7. Never install or remove the battery pack without first turning off the
power and disconnecting the AC adaptor. Never remove the battery
pack while the computer in hibernate or Sleep Mode. Data will be lost.
Note
1. Never remove the battery pack while the Wake-up on LAN function is
enabled. Data will be lost. Before you remove a battery pack, disable
the Wake-up on LAN function.
2. To ensure the battery pack maintains maximum capacity, operate the
computer on battery power once a week until the battery pack is fully
discharged. Refer to the section Extending Battery Life in this chapter
for procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power
for an extended period, more than a month, the battery might fail to
retain a charge. It might not function efficiently over the expected life of
the battery pack and Battery indicator might not indicate a low-battery
condition.
3. After the battery pack is charged, avoid leaving the AC adaptor
connected and the computer turned off for more than a few hours at a
time. Continuing to charge a fully-charged battery pack can damage the
battery.
Charging the Batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the Battery indicator
flashes amber indicating that only a few minutes of battery power remain.
If you continue to use the computer while the Battery indicator flashes,
the computer enables Hibernation Mode (so you don’t lose data) and
automatically turns off.
You must recharge a battery pack when it becomes discharged.
Procedures
To recharge a battery pack while it is installed in the computer, connect the
AC adaptor to the DC IN socket and plug the other end into a working
outlet.
The Battery indicator glows amber when the battery is being charged.
Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or the optional
TOSHIBA Batteries charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to
charge the battery pack with any other charger.
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Time
The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a
discharged battery.
Charging time (hours)
Battery type
Power on
Power off
Battery pack (3 cell)
8 hours or more
2.5 hours
Battery pack (6 cell)
8 hours or more
3.8 hours
Battery pack (12 cell)
8 hours or more
4.5 hours
The charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient
temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you use the
computer. If you make heavy use of external devices, for example, the
battery might scarcely charge at all during operation. Refer also to the
section Maximizing Battery Operating Time.
Battery Charging Notice
The battery may not charge right away under the following conditions:
■ The battery is extremely hot or cold. If the battery is extremely hot,
it might not charge at all. Also, to ensure the battery charges to
its full capacity, charge the battery at room temperature of
10° to 30°C (50° to 86°F).
■ The battery is nearly completely discharged. Leave the AC adaptor
connected for a few minutes and the battery should begin charging.
The Battery indicator may show a rapid decrease in battery operating time
when you try to charge a battery under the following conditions:
■ The battery has not been used for a long time.
■ The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer for
a long time.
■ A cool battery is installed in a warm computer.
In such case, follow the steps below.
1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power
on until the power automatically shuts off.
2. Plug in the AC adaptor.
3. Charge the battery until the Battery indicator glows white/amber.
Repeat the steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal
capacity.
Leaving the AC adaptor connected will shorten battery life. At least once a
month, run the computer on battery power until the battery is fully
discharged, then recharged the battery.
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Monitoring Battery Capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored in Power Options.
■ Clicking the battery icon on the Taskbar
■ You should wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer
before trying to monitor the remaining operating time. This is because
the computer needs this time to check the battery’s remaining capacity
and then calculate the remaining operating time, based on this together
with the current power consumption.
■ Please be aware that the actual remaining operating time may differ
slightly from the calculated time.
■ With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity will
gradually decrease. In view of this it will be noted that an often used,
older battery will not operate for as long as a new battery even when
both are fully charged.
Maximizing Battery Operating Time
A battery’s usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a
single charge.
How long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
■ How you configure the computer (for example, whether you enable
battery-power saving options). The computer provides a battery save
mode, which can be set in Power Options, to conserve battery power.
This mode has the following options:
■ CPU Precessing speed
■ Screen brightness
■ Cooling Method
■ System sleep
■ System hibernation
■ Monitor Power off
■ HDD Power off
■ How often and how long you use the hard disk, optical disc drive and
the diskette drive.
■ How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
■ How you use optional devices, such as an external monitor, to which
the battery supplies power.
■ Enabling hibernation and Sleep Mode conserves battery power if you
are frequently turning the computer off and on.
■ Where you store your programs and data.
■ Closing the display when you are not using the keyboard saves power.
■ Operating time decreases at low temperatures.
■ The condition of the battery terminals. Make sure the battery terminals
stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the
battery pack.
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Retaining Data with Power off
When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries
retain data for the following approximate time periods.
Retention Time
Battery type
State and Retention Time
Battery pack (3 cell)
about 28 hours (Sleep Mode)
about 28 days (Shut Down Mode)
Battery pack (6 cell)
about 40 hours (Sleep Mode)
about 18.5 days (Shut Down Mode)
Battery pack (12 cell)
about 93 hours (Sleep Mode)
about 41.5 days (Shut Down Mode)
Extending Battery Life
To maximize the life of your battery packs:
■ At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source
and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.
Before doing so, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the computer’s power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and turn on the computer’s power.
If it does not turn on then go to Step 4.
3. Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If the
battery pack has at least five minutes of operating time, continue
operating until the battery pack is fully discharged. If the battery LED
flashes or there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go
to step 4.
4. Connect the AC adaptor to the computer and the power cord to a
power outlet. The DC IN LED should glow white/green, and the
Battery LED should glow amber to indicate that the battery pack is
being charged. If the DC IN indicator does not glow, power is not
being supplied. Check the connections for the AC adaptor and
power cord.
5. Charge the battery pack until the Battery indicator glows white/
green.
■ If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
■ If you will not be using the system for an extended period more than
one month, remove the battery pack.
■ Disconnect the AC adaptor when the battery is fully charged.
Overcharging makes the battery hot and shortens life.
■ If you are not going to use the computer for more than eight hours,
disconnect the AC adaptor.
■ Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
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Replacing the Battery Pack
When the battery pack reaches the end of its operating life you will need to
install a new one. If the Battery indicator flashes amber shortly after fully
recharging the battery, the battery pack needs to be replaced.
You might also replace a discharged battery pack with a charged spare
when you are operating your computer away from an AC power source.
This section explains how to remove and install battery packs.
Removing the Battery Pack
To remove a discharged battery, follow the steps as detailed below:
■ When handling battery pack, be careful not to short circuit the
terminals. Also do not drop, hit or otherwise apply impact; do not
scratch or break the casing and do not twist or bend the battery pack.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode.
Data is stored in RAM, so if the computer loses power it will be lose.
■ In Hibernation Mode, data will be lose if you remove the battery or
disconnect the AC adaptor before the save is completed. Wait for the
HDD/ODD/eSATA indicator, optical disc drive indicator and external
device indicator to go out.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Save your work.
Turn the computer’s power off. Make sure the Power indicator is off.
Remove all cables connected to the computer.
Turn the computer upside down with the back of the computer facing
you.
5. Slide the battery pack locking latch toward the unlock position.
1. Battery Pack Lock
Figure 6-1 Slide the locking latch to the unlocked position
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6. Slide the battery release latch to free the battery pack for removal, then
lift up the battery pack.
1. Battery Release Latch
2. Battery Pack
Figure 6-2 Removing the battery pack
7. Pull the battery pack forward to remove it.
For environmental reasons, do not throw away a spent battery pack.
Please return spent battery pack to your TOSHIBA dealer.
Installing the Battery Pack
To install a battery pack, follow the steps below.
The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not properly
replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required
by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by
TOSHIBA as replacements.
1. Be sure the computer’s power is off and all cables are disconnected.
2. Insert the battery pack.
1. Battery pack
Figure 6-3 Installing the battery pack
3. Push the battery pack until it is firmly seated.
4. Slide the battery pack locking latch toward the lock position.
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Starting the Computer by Password
If you have already registered a password, there are two ways to start the
computer:
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition uses a face verification library to verify the
face data of users when they log in to Windows. If the verification is
successful, the user will be logged into Windows automatically. The
user can thus avoid having to enter a password or the like, which makes
the login process easier.
■ Enter the password manually.
To enter a password manually, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 1, Getting Started. The
following message appears:
Enter Current Password
At this point, the hot keys FN + F1 to F12 do not work. They will function
after you enter the password.
2. Enter the password.
3. Press ENTER.
If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, the computer
shuts off. In this case, you must turn the computer back on to retry
password entry.
Power-up Modes
The computer has the following power-up modes:
■ Boot: Computer shuts down without saving data. Always save your
work before you turn the computer off in boot mode.
■ Hibernation: Data in memory is saved to the hard disk.
■ Sleep: Data is maintained in the computer’s main memory.
Refer also to the sections Turning On The Power and Turning Off The
Power in Chapter 1.
Windows Utilities
You can specify the setting in Power Options.
Hot Keys
You can use hot keys FN + F3 to enter Sleep Mode and FN + F4 to enter
Hibernation Mode. See Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details.
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Panel Power On/Off
You can set up your computer so that power turns off automatically when
you close the display panel. When you open the panel, power turns on in
sleep or Hibernation Mode but not in boot mode.
If the panel power off function is enabled and use Shut down Windows,
do not close the display until the shut down function is completed.
System Auto Off
This feature turns the system off automatically if it is not used for a set
duration. The system shuts down in Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode.
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Chapter 7
HW Setup
This chapter explains how to use TOSHIBA HW Setup program to
configure your computer, and provides information on settings for various
functions.
Accessing HW Setup
To run the HW Setup program, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA ->
Utilities -> HWSetup.
HW Setup Window
The HW Setup window contains a number of tabs (General, Password,
Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, LAN, SATA and USB) to allow specific
functions of the computer to be configured. In addition there are also three
buttons: OK, Cancel and Apply.
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Accepts your changes and closes the HW Setup
window.
Cancel
Closes the window without accepting your
changes.
Apply
Accepts all your changes without closing the HW
Setup window.
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General
This window displays the BIOS/EC version and contains two buttons:
Default and About.
Default
Returns all HW Setup values to the factory
settings.
About
Displays the HW Setup version.
Setup
This field displays the installed BIOS version, date and EC version.
Password
User Password
Lets you register a new password or change/remove an existing password.
Not Registered
Changes or remove the password. (Default)
Registered
Sets the password. A dialogue box will appear to
allow you to set the password.
Owner String
This blank field is used to display a message when the password field is
displayed on startup. If a password is not registered the message will not
be shown. The maximum length is 256 characters.
Display
This tab allows you to customize your computer’s display settings for either
the internal LCD screen or for an external monitor.
Power On Display
This tab allows you to select the display to be used when the computer is
started. Please note that this setting is only available on standard VGA
mode and is not available as part of the Windows Desktop properties.
The Power On Display is supported with some models.
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Auto-Selected
Selects an external monitor if one is connected,
otherwise, it selects the internal display (Default).
System LCD only
Selects the internal LCD, even if an external
monitor is connected.
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Boot Priority
Boot Priority Options
This tab allows you to set the priority for booting the computer. The Boot
Priority Options setting window will be displayed as shown below. Click the
up and down arrow buttons to adjust the priority.
You can override the settings and manually select a boot device by
pressing one of the following keys while the computer is booting:
U
Selects the USB diskette drive*1.
N
Selects the network.
1
Selects the built-in hard disk drive.
C
Selects the CD-ROM*2.
S
Selects the USB memory drive.
E
Selects the eSATA HDD.
*1 The floppy diskette drive will be used to start the computer when there is
a bootable disk contained in the external drive.
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*2 The optical disc drive will be used to start the computer when there is a
bootable disk contained in the drive.
To change the boot drive, follow the steps below.
1. Hold down F12 and boot the computer. When the TOSHIBA
Leading Innovation>>> screen appears, release the F12 key.
2. Use the up and down cursor keys to select boot device you want and
press ENTER.
■ If a Supervisor Password has been set, manual boot device selection
functions may be restricted.
■ The boot device selection methods described above will not change
the boot priority settings that have been configured in HW Setup. In
addition, if you press a key other than one of those listed, or if the
selected device is not installed, the system will continue to boot
according to the current and available settings in HW Setup.
Keyboard
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled and the computer is in Sleep Mode, you can
turn on the computer by pressing any key. However, please be aware that
this option will only work with the internal keyboard and only when the
computer is in Sleep Mode.
Enabled
Enables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
Disabled
Disables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
(Default)
LAN
Wake-up on LAN
This feature lets the computer’s power be turned on from shutdown when it
receives a wake-up packet ( Magic packet ) from the LAN.
Do not install or remove a memory module while Wake-up on LAN is
enabled.
■ The Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the system
is off. Leave the AC adaptor connected while using this feature.
■ Regarding Wake-up on LAN from sleep or hibernation, you must check
the “Allow the device to wake the computer” check box within the LAN
Device properties. ( This feafure does not effect the Wake-up on LAN
from sleep or hibernation. )
Power will be automatically turned on when a signal is received from an
administrator’s computer which is connected via a network.
The following settings can be changed when the Built-in LAN is Enabled.
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Connect the AC adaptor when using the Wake-up on LAN function. The
battery retention time will be shorter than the times listed in this manual
when this function is enabled. Refer to the section in chapter 6, Retaining
Data with Power off
Enabled
Enables Wake-up on LAN from shutdown.
Disabled
Disables Wake-up on LAN from shutdown.
(Default)
Built-in LAN
This feature enables or disables the Built-in LAN.
Enabled
Enables built-in LAN functions. (Default)
Disabled
Disables built-in LAN functions.
USB
Legacy USB Support
You can use this option to enable or disable USB keyboard/mouse legacy
emulation so that, even if your operating system does not support USB
devices, you can still use a standard USB mouse and keyboard - to achieve
this you should set the appropriate option(s) to Enabled.
Enabled
Enables the USB KB/Mouse Legacy Emulation
function (Default).
Disabled
Disables the USB KB/Mouse Legacy Emulation
function.
SATA
eSATA
This feature allows you to set conditions of eSATA.
Enabled
Enables the eSATA port. (Default)
Disabled
Disables the eSATA port in order to save power.
SATA Interface setting
This feature allows you to set SATA interface setting.
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Let HDD/SSD work with maximum performance.
(Default)
Battery life
Let HDD/SSD work with battery life mode. If this
setting is selected, this causes performance
down.
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Chapter 8
Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems
occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the
cause.
All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might
go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
Problem Solving Process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following
guidelines:
■ Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists. Further action
may result in data loss or damage. You may destroy valuable
problem-related information that can help solve the problem.
■ Observe what is happening. Write down what the system is doing and
what actions you performed immediately before the problem occurred.
If you have a printer attached, print a copy of the screen using the
PRTSC (Print Screen) key.
The questions and procedures offered in this chapter are meant as a guide,
they are not definitive problem solving techniques. Many problems can be
solved simply, but a few may require help from your dealer. If you find you
need to consult your dealer or others, be prepared to describe the problem
in as much detail as possible.
Preliminary Checklist
Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to
fix and yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem.
■ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the
computer. This includes your printer and any other external device you
are using.
■ Before you attach an external device, turn the computer off. When you
turn the computer back on it recognizes the new device.
■ Make sure all options are set properly in the setup program.
■ Check all cables. Are they correctly and firmly attached? Loose cables
can cause signal errors.
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■ Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for
loose pins.
■ Check that your diskette is correctly inserted and that the diskette’s
write protect tab is correctly set.
Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log.
This will help you describe your problems to your dealer. If a problem
recurs, the log will help you identify the problem faster.
Analyzing The Problem
Sometimes the system gives clues that can help you identify why it is
malfunctioning. Keep the following questions in mind:
■ Which part of the system is not operating properly: keyboard, diskette
drives, hard disk drive, printer, display. Each device produces different
symptoms.
■ Is the operating system configuration set properly? Check the
configuration options.
■ What appears on the display screen? Does it display any messages or
random characters? Print a copy of the screen if you have a printer
attached. Look up the messages in the software and operating system
documentation.
■ Check that all connecting cables are correctly and firmly attached.
Loose cables can cause erroneous or intermittent signals.
■ Do any icons light? Which ones? What color are they? Do they stay on
or blink? Write down what you see.
■ Do you hear any beeps, if so how many, are they long or short and are
they high pitched or low pitched? In addition, is the computer making
any unusual noises? Write down what you hear. Record your
observations so you can describe them to your dealer.
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Software
The problems may be caused by your software or
diskette. If you cannot load a software package, the
media (usually a diskette) may be damaged or the
program might be corrupted. Try loading another copy
of the software.
If an error message appears while you are using a
software package, check the software documentation.
These documents usually include a problem solving
section or a summary of error messages.
Next, check any error messages in the OS
documentation.
Hardware
If you cannot find a software problem, check your
hardware. First run through the items in the preliminary
checklist above. If you still cannot correct the problem,
try to identify the source. The next section provides
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Before using a peripheral device or application software that is not an
authorized TOSHIBA part or product, make sure the device or software
can be used with your computer. Use of incompatible devices may cause
injury or may damage your computer.
Hardware and System Checklist
This section discusses problems caused by your computer’s hardware or
attached peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
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■ Pointing device
System start-up
■ External Monitor
Self test
Power
■ Sound System
■ USB
Password
■ eSATA/USB combo port
Keyboard
■ Sleep/Hibernation
LCD panel
■ LAN
Solid state disk
■ Wireless LAN
Hard disk drive
DVD Super Multi (±R DL) drive ■ Bluetooth
■ Recovery Media
BD Combo Drive
Memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity
(SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick
(MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO) and MultiMediaCard (MMC)
System Start-up
When the computer does not start properly, check the following items:
■ Self Test
■ Power Sources
■ Power-on Password
Self Test
When the computer starts up, the self-test will be run automatically, and the
following will be displayed:
TOSHIBA Leading Innovation>>>
This message remains on the screen for a few seconds.
If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating
system. Depending on how the Boot Priority is set in the Hardware Setup,
the computer tries to load first from drive A then from drive C, or first from
drive C then from drive A.
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If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed:
■ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or
messages.
■ Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not
function normally.
■ The screen displays an error message.
Turn off the computer and check all cable connections. If the test fails
again, contact your dealer.
Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC adaptor, the battery pack is
the primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other
power resources, including intelligent power supply and Real Time Clock
battery. These resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent
power problems.
This section provides check lists for AC adaptor and the main battery. If you
cannot resolve a problem after following them, the cause could lie with
another power resource. In such case, contact your dealer.
Overheating Power Down
If the processor’s temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with
either setting, the computer will automatically shuts down to prevent any
damage - in this instance all unsaved data in memory will be lost.
AC Power
If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected,
check the DC IN indicator. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-up
Modes, for more information.
Problem
Procedure
AC adaptor doesn’t
power the computer
(DC IN indicator does
not glow white)
Check the connections. Make sure the cord is
firmly connected to the computer and a power
outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals.
If the cord is frayed or damaged, replace it. If the
terminals are soiled, wipe them with cotton or a
cleaning cloth.
If the AC adaptor still does not power the
computer, contact your dealer.
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Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the DC IN indicator as well
as the Battery indicator. For information on indicators and battery operation
see Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes.
Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn’t power
the computer
The battery may be discharged - connect the AC
adaptor to recharge the battery.
Battery doesn’t
charge when the AC
adaptor is attached
(Battery indicator
does not glow
amber).
If the battery is completely discharged, it will not
begin charging immediately. Wait a few minutes.
If the battery still does not charge, make sure the
outlet is supplying power. Test it by plugging in an
appliance. If it doesn’t work, try another power
source.
Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the
touch. If the battery is too hot or too cold, it will
not charge properly. Let it reach room
temperature.
Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery to
make sure the terminals are clean. If necessary
wipe them with a soft dry cloth dipped in alcohol.
Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery.
Make sure it is securely seated.
Check the Battery indicator. If it does not glow, let
the computer charge the battery for at least
20 minutes. If the Battery indicator glows after
20 minutes, let the battery continue to charge at
least another 20 minutes before turning on the
computer.
If the indicator still does not glow, the battery may
be at the end of its operating life. Replace it.
If you do not think the battery is at the end of its
operating life, see your dealer.
Battery doesn’t power
the computer as long
as expected
If you frequently recharge a partially charged
battery, the battery might not charge to its full
potential. Fully discharge the battery, then try to
charge it again.
Check the power consumption settings in Power
Options. Consider using a power saving mode.
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Password
Problem
Procedure
Cannot enter
password
Refer to the Password section in Chapter 7, HW
Setup.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more
information refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard and Chapter 7, HW Setup.
Problem
Procedure
Output to screen is
garbled
Make sure the software you are using is not
remapping the keyboard. Remapping involves
reassigning the meaning of each key. See your
software’s documentation.
If you are still unable to use the keyboard,
consult your dealer.
LCD Panel
Apparent LCD problems may be related to the computer’s setup. Refer to
Chapter 7, HW Setup, for more information.
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Problem
Procedure
No display
Press hot keys FN + F5 to change the display
priority, to make sure it is not set for an external
monitor.
Markings appear on
the LCD screen.
These marks may have come from contact with
the keyboard and Touch Pad while the display
panel has been closed. You should try to remove
the marks by gently wiping the display panel with
a clean dry cloth or, if this fails, with a good
quality LCD screen cleaner. In this latter instance
you should always follow the instructions with the
screen cleaner and always ensure you let the
display panel dry properly before closing it.
Problems above
remain unresolved or
other problems occur
You should initially refer to the documentation
supplied with you software to determine if it is this
that is causing the problems. Alternatively you
may wish to run the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic
Tool to check the general operation of the
computer.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
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Solid State Drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not
boot from SSD
Check if a diskette is in the diskette drive or a
CD/DVD/BD is in the optical disc drive. Remove
any diskette and/or CD/DVD/BD and check Boot
priority. Refer to Chapter 7, Boot Priority.
There may be a problem with your operating
system files. Refer to your OS documentation.
Hard Disk Drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not
boot from Hard Disk
Drive
Check if a diskette is in the diskette drive or a
CD/DVD/BD is in the optical disc drive. Remove
any diskette and/or CD/DVD/BD and check Boot
priority. Refer to Chapter 7, Boot Priority.
There may be a problem with your operating
system files. Refer to your OS documentation.
Slow performance
Your files may be fragmented. Run SCANDISK
and defragmenter to check the condition of your
files and disk. Refer to your OS documentation or
online HELP for information on running
SCANDISK and the defragmenter.
As a last resort, reformat the hard disk. Then,
reload the operating system and other files.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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DVD Super Multi(±R DL) Drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD or DVD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a cleaning cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media Care section in Chapter
4, for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others
do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
Check the type of CD/DVD you are using. Refer
to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options, for
more information.
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the drive. Region codes are listed
in the Optical Disc Drive section in Chapter 2,
The Grand Tour.
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
■ Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA
■ Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing.
■ Use only the software supplied with the computer
for recording.
■ Do not run or start other software during writing.
■ Do not jar the computer during writing.
■ Do not connect/disconnect external devices or
install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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BD Combo Drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD/BD in the
drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD/BD
is properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD, DVD, or BD. Make
sure there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the CD/DVD/BD is dirty. If it is,
wipe it with a cleaning cloth dipped in water or a
neutral cleaner. See the Media Care section in
Chapter 4, for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVD/BDs
run correctly, but
others do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD/BD’s documentation.
Check the type of CD/DVD/BD you are using.
Refer to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and
Options, for more information.
Check the region code on the CD/DVD/BD. It
must match that on the drive. Region codes are
listed in the Optical Disc Drive section in
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
■ Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA
■ Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing.
■ Use only the software supplied with the computer
for recording.
■ Do not run or start other software during writing.
■ Do not jar the computer during writing.
■ Do not connect/disconnect external devices or
install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Pointing Device
If you are using a USB mouse, also refer to the USB section in this chapter
and to your mouse documentation.
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Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
Pad operation
The system might be busy. If the pointer is
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its
normal shape and try again to move it.
Double-tapping does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility. Click Start -> Control
Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Mouse to
access it.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility. Click Start -> Control Panel ->
Hardware and Sound -> Mouse to access it.
When the reaction of
Touch Pad is
sensitive to slow
Adjust the touch Sensitivity.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Click the Hardware and Sound icon.
3. Click the Mouse icon.
4. Click the Device Setting tab.
5. Click the Settings button.
6. The Properties for Synaptics touchpad on
PS/2 port screen appears. Double-click
Sensitivity in the Select an item section on
the left side of the screen.
7. PalmCheck and Touch Sensitivity are
displayed. Click Touch Sensitivity.
8. Move the slide bar for Touch Sensitivity to
make an adjustment. Click the OK button.
9. Click the OK button on the Device Setting
tab.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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USB Mouse
This section applies only with Windows 7 operating system.
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
mouse operation
The system might be busy. If the pointer is
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its
normal shape and try again to move it.
Make sure the mouse is properly connected to
the USB port.
Double-clicking does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility. Click Start -> Control
Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Mouse to
access it.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility. Click Start -> Control
Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Mouse to
access it.
The mouse pointer
moves erratically
The mouse might be dirty. Refer to your mouse
documentations for instructions on cleaning.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity
(SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick
(MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO) and MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Refer also to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options.
Problem
Procedure
Memory card error
occurs
Reseat the memory card to make sure it is firmly
connected.
Check the card’s documentation.
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You cannot write to
the memory card
Make sure the card is not write protected.
You cannot read a file
Make sure the target file is on the memory card
inserted in the slot.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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External Monitor
Refer also to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options, and to your
monitor’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not turn
on
Make sure that the external monitor’s power
switch is on. Confirm that the external monitor’s
power cable is plugged into a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls
on the external monitor.
Press hot keys FN + F5 to change the display
priority and make sure it is not set for the internal
display.
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is attached firmly.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Sound System
Problem
Procedure
No sound is heard
Adjust the volume by pressing FN + 3 to
decrease or FN + 4 to increase.
Check the software volume settings.
Make sure the headphone connection is secure.
Check Windows Device Manager. Make sure the
sound function is enabled and that settings for
I/O address, Interrupt level and DMA are correct
for your software and do not conflict with other
hardware devices that you may have connected
to the computer.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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USB
Refer also to your USB device’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not
work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
USB ports on the computer and the USB device.
Make sure the USB device drivers are properly
installed. Refer to your Windows documentation
for information on checking the drivers.
If you are using an operating system that does
not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse
and/or USB keyboard. If these devices do not
work, make sure the USB KB/Mouse Legacy
Emulation item in HW Setup is set to [Enable].
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
eSATA/USB Combo Port
Refer also to your eSATA device and USB device’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
eSATA device or USB
device does not work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
eSATA/USB combo port on the computer and the
eSATA device or USB device.
Make sure the eSATA device or USB device
drivers are properly installed. Refer to your
Windows documentation for information on
checking the drivers.
If you are using an operating system that does
not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse
and/or USB keyboard. If these devices do not
work, make sure the USB KB/Mouse Legacy
Emulation item in HW Setup is set to [Enable].
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Sleep/Hibernation
Problem
Procedure
The system will not
enter sleep/
hibernation
Is Windows Media Player open? The system
might not enter sleep/hibernation, if Windows
Media Player is either playing a selection or
finished playing a selection. Close Windows
Media Player before you select sleep/
hibernation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access LAN
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN jack and the LAN HUB.
Wake-up on LAN
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected.
The does not work Wake-up on LAN function
consumes power even when the system is off.
If problems persist, consult your LAN
administrator.
LAN
Wireless LAN
If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN
administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
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Problem
Procedure
Cannot access
Wireless LAN
Make sure the computer’s wireless
communication function is set to on.
If problems persist, consult your LAN
administrator.
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Bluetooth
For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access
Bluetooth device
Make sure the computer’s wireless
communication switch is set to on.
Make sure the Bluetooth Manager is running and
the power to the Bluetooth device is turned on.
Make sure no optional Bluetooth Adpater is
installed in the computer. The built-in Bluetooth
function and an optional Bluetooth Adpater
cannot operate simultaneously.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Problem
Procedure
The following
message appears
when executing
Recovery Media
Creator.
[The Recovery
Media Creator
can not be
launched because
there is no
recovery
partition.]
You will see this message if you have previously
chosen to remove the partition and are trying to
create Recovery Media. When there is no
recovery partition, the Recovery Media Creator
cannot make Recovery Media.
However, if you have already created a
“Recovery Media”, you can use it to restore the
recovery partition.
Simply follow the instructions in “Restoring the
preinstall software from your creating Recovery
Media” section in this manual. You will be
directed to select Restore Original Factory Image
from the drop-down menu. If you have not
created Recovery Media, please contact
TOSHIBA support for assistance.
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If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having
problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for
additional technical assistance.
Before You Call
Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating
system so it is important that you investigate other sources of assistance
first. Before contacting TOSHIBA, try the following:
■ Review troubleshooting sections in the documentation supplied with
your software and/or peripheral devices.
■ If a problem occurs when you are running software applications, consult
the software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions and
consider calling the software company’s technical support department
for assistance.
■ Consult the dealer you purchased your computer and/or software.
They are your best resource for current information and support.
Where to Write
If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware
related, write to TOSHIBA at the location listed in the enclosed warranty
booklet or visit www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet.
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications.
Environmental Requirements
Operating
Non-operating
Ambient temperature
5°C to 35°C
-20°C to 60°C
Relative humidity
20% to 80%
10% to 90%
Altitude (from sea level)
0 to 3,000 meters
0 to 10,000 meters
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
100-240 volts AC
50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second)
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Appendix B
Display Controller and Video Mode
Display Controller
The display controller interprets software commands into hardware
commands that turn particular pixels on or off.
Due to the display panel’s increased resolution, lines may appear broken
in when displaying images in full-screen text mode.
The display controller also controls the video mode and uses industry
standard rules to govern the screen resolution and the maximum number of
colors that can be displayed at any one time. Therefore, software written for
a given video mode will run on any computer that supports that mode.
Video mode
Video mode settings are configured via the Screen Resolution dialog.
To open the Screen Resolution dialog, click Start -> Control Panel ->
Appearance and Personalization -> Display -> Change display
settings.
If you are running some application ( for example a 3D application or video
playback and so on), you may use some disturbance, flickering or frame
dropping on your screen.
If that occurs,adjust the resolution of display, lowering it until the screen is
displayed properly.
Disabling Windows Aero™ may also help correct this issue.
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Appendix C
Wireless LAN
This appendix is intended to help you get your Wireless LAN network up
and running, with a minimum of parameters.
Card Specifications
Form Factor
■ PCI Express Mini Card
Compatibility
■ IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs
■ Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi
Alliance. The “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” logo is a
certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Network Operating
System
■ Microsoft Windows Networking
Media Access
Protocol
■ CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgment (ACK)
Radio Characteristics
Radio characteristics of Wireless LAN cards may vary according to:
■ Country/region where the product was purchased
■ Type of product
Wireless communication is often subject to local radio regulations.
Although Wireless LAN wireless networking products have been designed
for operation in the license-free 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band, local radio
regulations may impose a number of limitations to the use of wireless
communication equipment.
Radio
Frequency
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■ Band 5 GHz (5150-5850 MHz) (Revision A, N)
■ Band 2.4 GHz (2400-2483.5 MHz)
(Revision B, G, N)
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The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the
wireless communication. Communications at lower transmit range may
travel larger distances.
■ The range of your wireless devices can be affected when the antennas
are placed near metal surfaces and solid high-density materials.
■ Range is also impacted due to “obstacles” in the signal path of the radio
that may either absorb or reflect the radio signal.
Supported Frequency Sub-bands
Subject to the radio regulations that apply in the countries/regions, your
Wireless LAN module may support a different set of 5 GHz/2.4 GHz
channels. Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office
for information about the radio regulations that apply in the countries/
regions.
2.4 GHz Band Channels Sets
(Wireless IEEE 802.11 Revision B, G and N)
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Channel ID
2400-2483.5 MHz
1
2412
2
2417
3
2422
4
2427
5
2432
6
2437
7
2442
8
2447
9
2452
10
2457*1
11
2462
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2467*2
13
2472*2
*1 Factory-set default channels
*2 The band width and the channel which can be used depends on the
installed wireless LAN module. And the approved channels on using
are different at each country or region. The channel configuration is
managed as follows:
■ For wireless clients that operate in a Wireless LAN Infrastructure, the
Wireless LAN module will automatically start operation at the channel
identified by the Wireless LAN Access Point. When roaming between
different access points the station can dynamically switch to another
channel if required.
■ For Wireless LAN modules installed in wireless clients that operating in
a peer-to-peer mode, the module will use the default channel 10.
■ In a Wireless LAN Access Point, the Wireless LAN module will use the
factory-set default channel (printed in bold), unless the LAN
Administrator selected a different channel when configuring the
Wireless LAN Access Point device.
5 GHz Band Channels Sets (Wireless IEEE 802.11 Revision A and N)
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Frequency Range
Channel ID
5150-5850 MHz
34
5170*2
36
5180*2
38
5190*2
40
5200*2
42
5210*2
44
5220*2
46
5230*2
48
5240*2
52
5260*2
56
5280*2
60
5300*2
64
5320*2
100
5500*2
104
5520*2
108
5540*2
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5560*2
116
5580*2
120
5600*2
124
5620*2
128
5640*2
132
5660*2
136
5680*2
140
5700*2
149
5745*2
153
5765*2
157
5785*2
161
5805*2
165
5825*2
*1 Factory-set default channels
*2 The channel which can be used depends on the installed wireless LAN
module. And the approved channels on using are different at each
country or region. The channel configuration is managed as follows:
■ For wireless clients that operate in a Wireless LAN Infrastructure, the
Wireless LAN module will automatically start operation at the channel
identified by the Wireless LAN Access Point. When roaming between
different access points the station can dynamically switch to another
channel if required.
■ In a Wireless LAN Access Point, the Wireless LAN module will use the
factory-set default channel (printed in bold), unless the LAN
Administrator selected a different channel when configuring the
Wireless LAN Access Point device.
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Appendix D
Bluetooth wireless technology
Interoperability
Bluetooth Adaptors from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with
any product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency
Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to:
■ Bluetooth Specification Ver. 2.1+EDR, as defined and approved by The
Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
■ Logo certification with Bluetooth wireless technology as defined by The
Bluetooth Special interest Group.
■ When you use Bluetooth Adaptor from TOSHIBA close to 2.4 GHz
Wireless LAN devices, Bluetooth transmissions might slow down or
cause errors. If you detect certain interference while you use Bluetooth
Adaptor from TOSHIBA, always change the frequency, move your
computer to the area outside of the interference range of 2.4 GHz
Wireless LAN devices (40 meters/43.74 yards or more) or stop
transmitting from your computer. Please visit the following TOSHIBA
PC product support website.
■ Bluetooth and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio
frequency range and may interfere with one another. If you use
Bluetooth and Wireless LAN devices simultaneously, you may
occasionally experience a less than optimal network performance or
even lose your network connection.
If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off either
one of your Bluetooth or Wireless LAN.
Please visit the following TOSHIBA PC product support website.
TOSHIBA PC product support website.
In Europe visit
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm
In the United States visit
http://www.pc.support.global.toshiba.com
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Bluetooth wireless technology and your Health
The products with Bluetooth wireless technology, like other radio devices,
emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted
by devices with Bluetooth wireless technology however is far much less
than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like for
example mobile phones.
Because products with Bluetooth wireless technology operate within the
guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and
recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Bluetooth wireless technology is
safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect
the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of
panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret
the extensive research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of Bluetooth wireless
technology may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible
representatives of the organization. These situations may for example
include:
■ Using the equipment with Bluetooth wireless technology on board of
airplanes, or
■ In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices
or services is perceived or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices
in a specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are
encouraged to ask for authorization to use the device with Bluetooth
wireless technology prior to turning on the equipment.
Regulatory statements
General
This product complies with any mandatory product specification in any
country/region where the product is sold. In addition, the product complies
with the following.
European Union (EU) and EFTA
This equipment complies with the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC and has
been provided with the CE mark accordingly.
Canada - Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that
the Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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USA-Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by tuning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
■ Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
■ Connect the equipment to outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
TOSHIBA is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused
by unauthorized modification of the devices included with this Bluetooth
Adaptor from TOSHIBA, or the substitution or attachment of connecting
cables and equipment other than specified by TOSHIBA.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification,
substitution or attachment will be the responsibility of the user.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Adaptor from TOSHIBA is far
below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the
Bluetooth Adaptor from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is
located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health
Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable
from Health Canada’s website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
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Taiwan
Article 12
Without permission granted by the DGT or NCC, any
company, enterprise, or user is not allowed to change
frequency, enhance transmitting power or alter original
characteristic as well as performance to an approved low
power radio-frequency devices.
Article 14
The low power radio-frequency devices shall not
influence aircraft security and interfere legal
communications; If found, the user shall cease operating
immediately until no interference is achieved.
The said legal communications means radio
communications is operated in compliance with the
Telecommunications Act.
The low power radio-frequency devices must be
susceptible with the interference from legal
communications or ISM radio wave radiated devices.
Using Bluetooth Adaptor from TOSHIBA equipment in Japan
In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 - 2,483.5 MHz for second
generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment
overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station
and specified low-power radio station).
1. Sticker
Please put the following sticker on computer incorporating this product.
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2. Indication
The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
(1) 2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
(2) FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation.
(3) 1: The interference range of this equipment is less than 10 m.
(4)
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from
2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the
band of mobile object identification systems.
3. TOSHIBA Direct PC
Monday - Friday: 10:00-17:00
Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048
Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850
FAX: 03-3457-4868
Device Authorization
This device obtains the Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it
belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data
communication system radio station stipulated in the Telecommunications
Business Law.
The Name of the radio equipment: EYTMECS
JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS
EQUIPMENT
Approval Number: D09-0131001
The following restrictions apply:
■ Do not disassemble or modify the device.
■ Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device.
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Appendix E
AC Power Cord and Connectors
The AC input plug of power cord must be compatible with various
international AC power outlets. Power cords need to meet the local
standards and the specifications listed as below:
Length:
Minimum 1.7 meters
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Voltage rating:
125 or 250V AC
(depending on country/region’s power standards)
Certification agencies
Europe:
Austria:
OVE
Italy:
IMQ
Belgium:
CEBEC
The Netherlands:
KEMA
Denmark:
DEMKO
Norway:
NEMKO
Finland:
FIMKO
Sweden:
SEMKO
France:
LCIE
Switzerland:
SEV
Germany:
VDE
United Kingdom:
BSI
Outside of Europe:
U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2
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CCC, CQC
Australia:
AS
India:
STQC
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In Europe, two conductors power cords must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or
H03VVH2-F; while three conductors be VDE type, H05VV-F.
For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be
2-15P (250V) or 1-15P (125V); while three pin be 6-15P (250V) or
5-15P (125V) as designated in the U.S. National Electrical code handbook
and the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
The following illustrations show the plug shapes for USA, Australia,
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and China.
USA
United Kingdom
UL approved
BS approved
Australia
Europe
AS approved
Approved by the appropriate agency
Canada
CSA approved
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Appendix F
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software program monitors computer
system functions such as power consumption, the cooling system and
HDD/SSD status. It alerts users of specific system conditions via pop-up
messages. It also tracks the usage of the computer and related devices,
logging the service relevant information on the computer’s hard disk drive.
The collected information includes device operation time and number of
actuations or status changes (i.e.: number of power button and FN key
combination uses, AC adapter, battery, LCD, fan, HDD, sound volume,
wireless communication switch, TOSHIBA Express Port Replicator and
USB information), date of initial system use, computer and device usage
(i.e.: power settings, battery temperature and recharging, CPU, memory,
backlight illumination time, and temperatures for various devices), property
(i.e.: product name, model number, part number, serial number, BIOS
version, FW version) of the system and components (i.e.: Video device,
Sound device, Network device, Hard Disk drive, Solid State drive, Optical
Disc drive), and also operating system and software information (i.e.: OS
version, OS install date, Direct X version, Internet Explorer version,
installed updates and driver lists). The stored data uses a very small portion
of the total hard disk capacity, approximately 10 MB or less per year.
This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system
conditions which may effect the performance of your computer. It may also
be used to help diagnose problems should the computer require service by
TOSHIBA or TOSHIBA’s authorized service providers. Additionally,
TOSHIBA may also use this information for quality assurance analysis.
Subject to the use restrictions above, the HDD data logged may be
transferred to entities located outside of your country or region of residence
(i.e.: European Union). Those countries may or may not have the same
data protection laws or data protection levels as required by your home
country or region.
Once enabled, you may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any
time by uninstalling the software via Uninstall a program in the Control
Panel. Doing so will automatically delete all collected information from the
HDD.
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software does not extend or modify
TOSHIBA’s obligations under its standard limited warranty in any way.
TOSHIBA’s standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. Visit
http://www.warranty.toshiba.com for details.
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Starting the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor can be started using the following
methods:
■ Click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> PC Health
Monitor.
■ Click the icon (
) in the notification area, then click “Enable PC
Health Monitor...” message the first time you run the application and
“Run PC Health Monitor...” every time thereafter.
No matter which method is used, the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
explanation screen will be displayed.
Clicking Next will display the PC Health Monitor Software Notice &
Acceptance screen. Please carefully read the information displayed.
Selecting ACCEPT and clicking OK will enable the program. By enabling
the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software, you agree with these terms and
conditions and to the use and sharing of the collected information. Once
the program is enabled, the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor screen is
displayed, and the program will begin monitoring system functions and
collecting information.
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Appendix G
Legal Footnotes
This chapter states the Legal Footnotes information applicable to TOSHIBA
computers.
CPU
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Performance Disclaimer.
CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications
under the following conditions:
■ use of certain external peripheral products
■ use of battery power instead of AC power
■ use of certain multimedia, computer generated graphics or video
applications
■ use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
■ use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided
design applications
■ use of several applications or functionalities simultaneously
■ use of computer in areas with low air pressure
(high altitude > 1,000 meters or > 3,280 feet above sea level)
■ use of computer at temperatures outside the range of
5°C to 30°C (41°F to 86°F) or > 25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all
temperature references are approximate and may vary depending on
the specific computer model-please refer to your PC documentation or
visit the TOSHIBA website at http://www.pcsupport.toshiba.com for
details)
CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design
configuration.
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically
shut-down. This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk
of lost data or damage to the product when used outside recommended
conditions. To avoid risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data
by periodically storing it on an external storage medium. For optimum
performance, use your computer product only under recommended
conditions. Read additional restrictions under “Environmental Conditions”
in your PC documentation. Contact TOSHIBA Technical Service and
Support for more information.
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64-Bit Computing
64-bit processors are designed to take advantage of 32 and 64 bit
computing.
64-bit computing requires that the following hardware and software
requirements are met:
■ 64-bit Operating System
■ 64-bit CPU, Chipset and BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
■ 64-bit Device drivers
■ 64-bit applications
Certain device drivers and/or applications may not be compatible with a
64-bit CPU and therefore may not function properly.
Memory (Main System)
Part of the main system memory may be used by the graphics system for
graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of main system
memory available for other computing activities. The amount of main
system memory allocated to support graphics may vary depending on the
graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other
factors. Computers configured with a 32-bit operating system can address
up to 3 GB of system memory. Only computers configured with a 64-bit
operating system can address 4 GB or more of system memory.
Battery Life
Battery life may vary considerably depending on product model,
configuration, applications, power management settings and features
utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the
design of individual components. Published battery life numbers are
achieved on select models and configurations tested by TOSHIBA at the
time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may
not charge while computer is consuming full power.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum
capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for all batteries.
To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information that
shipped with your computer or visit the TOSHIBA web site at
http://www.pcsupport.toshiba.com.
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HDD Drive Capacity and External HDD Capacity
One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10.
The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using
powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and
therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also
be less if the product includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software
applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
LCD
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer, the
brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic
characteristic of LCD technology.
Maximum brightness is only available when operating in AC power mode.
Screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery power and you
will not be able to increase the brightness of the screen.
Graphics Processor Unit (GPU)
Graphics processor unit (GPU) performance may vary depending on
product model, design configuration, applications, power management
settings and features utilized. GPU performance is only optimized when
operating in AC power mode and may decrease considerably when
operating in battery power mode.
Total Available Graphics Memory is the total of, as applicable, Dedicated
Video Memory, System Video Memory and Shared System Memory.
Shared System Memory will vary depending on system memory size and
other factors.
Wireless LAN
The transmission speed over the Wireless LAN and the distance over
which Wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations.
The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum
speed.
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Non-applicable Icons
Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible
configurations for an entire product series. Your selected model may not
have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or
switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all
those features.
Copy Protection
Copy protection technology included in certain media may prevent or limit
recording or viewing of the media.
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Appendix H
If your computer is stolen
Always take care of your computer and try to prevent it from being stolen.
You are the owner of a valuable technical device, which may be highly
attractive to thieves, so please do not leave it unattended in a public place.
To further help protect against theft, security cables can be bought for use
with your notebook when it is being used at home or in the office.
Make a note of your computer’s machine type, model number, and serial
number, and put it in a safe place. You will find this information on the
underside of your notebook. Please also keep the receipt of the computer
you purchased.
Should your computer be stolen, however, we’ll help you try to find it.
Before contacting TOSHIBA, please prepare the following information
which is necessary to uniquely identify your computer:
■ In which country was your computer stolen?
■ What type of machine do you have?
■ What was the model number (PA number)?
■ What was the serial number (8 digits)?
■ When was it stolen, i.e. date?
■ What is your address, phone, and fax number?
To register the theft on paper, please follow these procedures:
■ Fill in the TOSHIBA Theft Registration form (or a copy of it) below.
■ Attach a copy of your receipt showing where your computer was
purchased.
■ Either fax or send the receipt and registration form to the address below.
To register the theft online, please follow these procedures:
■ Visit www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet. In the product area,
choose Computer Systems.
■ In the Computer Systems page, open the Support & Downloads menu
and choose the Stolen Units Database option.
Your entries are used to track your computer at our service points.
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TOSHIBA Theft Registration
Send to:
Fax number:
TOSHIBA Europe GmbH
Technical Service and Support
Blumenstr. 26
93055 Regensburg
Germany
+49 (0) 941 7807 921
Country stolen:
Machine type:
(e.g. Satellite L630)
Model number:
(e.g. PSL63E)
Serial number:
(e.g. 12345678G)
Date stolen:
Year
Month
Day
Owner’s details
Last name, first name:
Company:
Street:
Postal Code/City:
Country:
Phone:
Fax:
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Glossary
The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate
naming is included for reference.
Abbreviations
AC: alternating current
ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AGP: accelerated graphics port
AMT: Intel Active Management Technology
ANSI: American National Standards Institute
APM: advanced power manager
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BIOS: basic input output system
BD-R: Blu-ray Disc Recordable
BD-RE: Blu-ray Disc Rewritable
bps: bits per second
CD: compact disc
CD-ROM: Compact Disc Read Only Memory
CD-RW: Compact Disc ReWritable
CMOS: complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CPU: central processing unit
CRT: cathode ray tube
DC: direct current
DDC: display data channel
DIMM: dual inline memory module
DMA: direct memory access
DOS: disk operating system
DVD: digital versatile disc
DVD-R: Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD-RAM: Digital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory
DVD-R DL: Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Dual Layer
DVD-ROM: Digital Versatile Disc Read Only Memory
DVD-RW: Digital Versatile Disc ReWritable
DVD+R DL: Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Double Layer
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eSATA: external Serial ATA
ECP: extended capabilities port
FDD: floppy diskette drive
FIR: fast infrared
GB: gigabyte
HDD: hard disk drive
HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface
IDE: integrated drive electronics
I/O: input/output
IrDA: Infrared Data Association
IRQ: interrupt request
KB: kilobyte
LAN: local area network
LCD: liquid crystal display
LED: light emitting diode
LSI: large scale integration
MB: megabyte
MMC: multi media card
OCR: optical character recognition (reader)
PC: personal computer
PCB: printed circuit board
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
RAM: random access memory
RGB: red, green, and blue
ROM: read only memory
RTC: real time clock
SCSI: small computer system interface
SD: Secure Digital
SDHC: Secure Digital High Capacit
SDXC: Secure Digital Extended Capacity
SDRAM: synchronous dynamic random access memory
SIO: serial input/output
SLI: Scalable Link Interface
SSD: Solid state drive
TFT: thin-film transistor
UART: universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter
USB: Universal Serial Bus
UXGA: ultra extended graphics array
VESA: Video Electronic Standards Association
VGA: video graphics array
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VRT: voltage reduction technology
WAN: wide area network
WSXGA: wide super extended graphics array
WSXGA+: wide super extended graphics array plus
WUXGA: wide ultra extended graphics array
WXGA: wide extended graphics array
WXGA+: wide extended graphics array plus
XGA: extended graphics array
A
adaptor: A device that provides an interface between two dissimilar
electronic devices. For example, the AC adaptor modifies the power
from a wall outlet for use by the computer. This term also refers to
the add-in circuit cards that control external devices, such as video
monitors and magnetic tape devices.
allocate: To assign a space or function for a specific task.
alphanumeric: Keyboard characters including letters, numbers and other
symbols, such as punctuation marks or mathematical symbols.
alternating current (AC): Electric current that reverses its direction of flow
at regular intervals.
analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and
frequency vary in proportion to (are an analog of) the value to be
transmitted. Voice communications are analog signals.
ANSI: American National Standards Institute. An organization established
to adopt and define standards for a variety of technical disciplines.
For example, ANSI defined the ASCII standard and other
information processing requirements.
antistatic: A material used to prevent the buildup of static electricity.
application: A group of programs that together are used for a specific task
such as accounting, financial planning, spreadsheets, word
processing and games.
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange. ASCII code is
a set of 256 binary codes that represent the most commonly used
letters, numbers, and symbols.
async: Short for asynchronous.
asynchronous: Lacking regular time relationship. As applied to computer
communications, asynchronous refers to the method of transmitting
data that does not require a steady stream of bits to be transmitted
at regular time intervals.
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B
backup: A duplicate copy of files kept as a spare in case the original is
destroyed.
batch file: A file that can be executed from the system prompt containing a
sequence of operating system commands or executable files.
binary: The base two number system composed of zeros and ones (off or
on), used by most digital computers. The right-most digit of a binary
number has a value of 1, the next a value of 2, then 4, 8, 16, and so
on. For example, the binary number 101 has a value of 5. See also
ASCII.
BIOS: Basic Input Output System. The firmware that controls data flow
within the computer. See also firmware.
bit: Derived from “binary digit,” the basic unit of information used by the
computer. It is either zero or one. Eight bits is one byte. See also
byte.
board: A circuit board. An internal card containing electronic components,
called chips, which perform a specific function or increase the
capabilities of the system.
boot: Short for bootstrap. A program that starts or restarts the computer.
The program reads instructions from a storage device into the
computer’s memory.
bps: Bits per second. Typically used to describe the data transmission
speed of a modem.
buffer: The portion of the computer’s memory where data is temporarily
stored. Buffers often compensate for differences in the rate of flow
from one device to another.
bus: An interface for transmission of signals, data or electric power.
byte: The representation of a single character. A sequence of eight bits
treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within the
system.
C
cache memory: High speed memory which stores data that increases
processor speed and data transfer rate. When the CPU reads data
from main memory, it stores a copy of this data in cache memory.
The next time the CPU needs that same data, it looks for it in the
cache memory rather than the main memory, which saves time. The
computer has two cache levels. Level one is incorporated into the
processor and level two resides in external memory.
capacity: The amount of data that can be stored on a magnetic storage
device such as a floppy diskette or hard disk drive. It is usually
described in terms of kilobytes (KB), where one KB = 1024 bytes
and megabytes (MB), where one MB = 1024 KB.
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card: Synonym for board. See board.
CardBus: An industry standard bus for 32-bit PC Cards.
CD-ROM: A Compact Disc Read Only Memory is a high capacity disc that
can be read from but not written to. The CD-ROM drive uses a laser,
rather than magnetic heads, to read data from the disc.
CD-R: A Compact Disc Recordable disc can be written once and read
many times. See also CD-ROM.
CD-RW: A Compact Disc ReWritable disc can be rewritten many times.
See also CD-ROM.
character: Any letter, number, punctuation mark, or symbol used by the
computer. Also synonymous with byte.
chassis: The frame containing the computer.
chip: A small semiconductor containing computer logic and circuitry for
processing, memory, input/output functions and controlling other
chips.
CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor. An electronic circuit
fabricated on a silicon wafer that requires very little power.
Integrated circuits implemented in CMOS technology can be tightly
packaged and are highly reliable.
cold start: Starting a computer that is currently off (turning on the power).
COM1, COM2, COM3 and COM4: The names assigned to the serial and
communication ports.
commands: Instructions you enter at the terminal keyboard that direct the
actions of the computer or its peripheral devices.
communications: The means by which a computer transmits and receives
data to and from another computer or device.
compatibility: 1) The ability of one computer to accept and process data in
the same manner as another computer without modifying the data or
the media upon which it is being transferred.
2) the ability of one device to connect to or communicate with
another system or component.
components: Elements or parts (of a system) which make up the whole
(system).
Composite Video (YUV): A standard video signal used to transmit images,
e.g. from a VCR to a TV.
computer program: A set of instructions written for a computer that enable
it to achieve a desired result.
computer system: A combination of hardware, software, firmware, and
peripheral components assembled to process data into useful
information.
configuration: The specific components in your system (such as the
terminal, printer, and disk drives) and the settings that define how
your system works. You use the HW Setup program to control your
system configuration.
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control keys: A key or sequence of keys you enter from the keyboard to
initiate a particular function within a program.
controller: Built-in hardware and software that controls the functions of a
specific internal or peripheral device (e.g. keyboard controller).
co-processor: A circuit built into the processor that is dedicated to
intensive math calculations.
CPS: Characters Per Second. Typically used to indicate the transmission
speed of a printer.
CPU: Central Processing Unit. The portion of the computer that interprets
and executes instructions.
CRT: Cathode Ray Tube. A vacuum tube in which beams projected on a
fluorescent screen-producing luminous spots. An example is the
television set.
cursor: A small, blinking rectangle or line that indicates the current position
on the display screen.
D
data: Information that is factual, measurable or statistical that a computer
can process, store, or retrieve.
data bits: A data communications parameter controlling the number of bits
(binary digits) used to make up a byte. If data bits = 7 the computer
can generate 128 unique characters. If data bits = 8 the computer
can generate 256 unique characters.
DC: Direct Current. Electric current that flows in one direction. This type of
power is usually supplied by batteries.
default: The parameter value automatically selected by the system when
you or the program do not provide instructions. Also called a preset
value.
delete: To remove data from a disk or other data storage device.
Synonymous with erase.
device driver: A program that controls communication between a specific
peripheral device and the computer. The CONFIG.SYS file contains
device drivers that MS-DOS loads when you turn the computer on.
dialog box: A window that accepts user input to make system settings or
record other information.
Digital Audio: An audio compression standard that enables high-quality
transmission and real-time playback of sound files.
disk drive: The device that randomly accesses information on a disk and
copies it to the computer’s memory. It also writes data from memory
to the disk. To accomplish these tasks, the unit physically rotates the
disk at high speed past a read-write head.
disk storage: Storing data on magnetic disk. Data is arranged on
concentric tracks much like a phonograph record.
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display: A CRT, LCD, or other image producing device used to view
computer output.
documentation: The set of manuals and/or other instructions written for
the users of a computer system or application. Computer system
documentation typically includes procedural and tutorial information
as well as system functions.
DOS: Disk Operating System. See operating system.
driver: A software program, generally part of the operating system, that
controls a specific piece of hardware (frequently a peripheral device
such as a printer or mouse).
DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial): Also known as
terrestrial digital TV. Digital TV broadcasting standard.
DVD-R (+R, -R): A Digital Versatile Disc Recordable disk can be written
once and read many times. The DVD-R drive uses a laser to read
data from the disc.
DVD-RAM: A Digital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory is a highcapacity, high performance disc that allows you to store large
volumes of data. The DVD-RAM drive uses a laser to read data from
the disc.
DVD-R DL: A disc having two layers on one side with the DVD-R storage
capacity about 1.8 times larger than before. The DVD-RW drive
uses a laser to read data from the disc.
DVD-ROM: A Digital Versatile Disc Read Only Memory is a high capacity,
high performance disc suitable for play back of video and other
high-density files. The DVD-ROM drive uses a laser to read data
from the disc.
DVD-RW (+RW, -RW): A Digital Versatile Disc ReWritable disc can be
rewritten many times.
DVD+R DL: A disc having two layers on one side with the DVD+R storage
capacity about 1.8 times larger than before. The DVD-RW drive
uses a laser to read data from the disc.
E
echo: To send back a reflection of the transmitted data to the sending
device. You can display the information on the screen, or output it to
the printer, or both. When a computer receives back data it
transmitted to a CRT (or other peripheral device) and then
retransmits the data to printer, the printer is said to echo the CRT.
erase: See delete.
escape: 1) A code (ASCII code 27), signaling the computer that what
follows are commands; used with peripheral devices such as
printers and modems.
2) A means of aborting the task currently in progress.
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escape guard time: A time before and after an escape code is sent to the
modem which distinguishes between escapes that are part of the
transmitted data, and escapes that are intended as a command to
the modem.
execute: To interpret and execute an instruction.
Extended Capability Port: An industry standard that provides a data
buffer, switchable forward and reverse data transmission, and run
length encoding (RLE) support.
F
fast infrared: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial
data transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps.
file: A collection of related information; a file can contain data, programs, or
both.
firmware: A set of instructions built into the hardware which controls and
directs a microprocessor’s activities.
floppy diskette: A removable disk that stores magnetically encoded data.
floppy diskette drive (FDD): An electromechanical device that reads and
writes to floppy diskettes.
Fn-esse: A TOSHIBA utility that allows you to assign functions to hot keys.
folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders.
format: The process of readying a blank disk for its first use. Formatting
establishes the structure of the disk that the operating system
expects before it writes files or programs onto the disk.
function keys: The keys labeled F1 through F12 that tell the computer to
perform certain functions.
G
gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 megabytes. See also
megabyte.
graphics: Drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts or graphs, to
present information.
H
hard disk: A non-removable disk usually referred to as drive C. The factory
installs this disk and only a trained engineer can remove it for
servicing. Also called fixed disk.
hard disk drive (HDD): An electromechanical device that reads and writes
a hard disk. See also hard disk.
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hardware: The physical electronic and mechanical components of a
computer system: typically, the computer itself, external disk drives,
etc. See also software and firmware.
hertz: A unit of wave frequency that equals one cycle per second.
hexadecimal: The base 16 numbering system composed of the digits 0
through 9 and the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F.
host computer: The computer that controls, regulates, and transmits
information to a device or another computer.
hot key: The computer’s feature in which certain keys in combination with
the extended function key, FN, can be used to set system
parameters, such as speaker volume.
HW Setup: A TOSHIBA utility that allows you to set the parameters for
various hardware components.
I
icon: A small graphic image displayed on the screen or in the indicator
panel. In Windows, an icon represents an object that the user can
manipulate.
i.LINK (IEEE1394): This port enables high-speed data transfer directly
from external devices such as digital video cameras.
input: The data or instructions you provide to a computer, communication
device or other peripheral device from the keyboard or external or
internal storage devices. The data sent (or output) by the sending
computer is input for the receiving computer.
instruction: Statements or commands that specify how to perform a
particular task.
interface: 1) Hardware and/or software components of a system used
specifically to connect one system or device to another.
2) To physically connect one system or device to another to
exchange information.
3) The point of contact between user, the computer, and the
program, for example, the keyboard or a menu.
interrupt request: A signal that gives a component access to the
processor.
I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a
computer.
I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and
transfer data to and from it.
IrDA 1.1: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial data
transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps.
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J
jumper: A small clip or wire that allows you to change the hardware
characteristics by electrically connecting two points of a circuit.
K
K: Taken from the Greek word kilo, meaning 1000; often used as equivalent
to 1024, or 2 raised to the 10th power. See also byte and kilobyte.
KB: See kilobyte.
keyboard: An input device containing switches that are activated by
manually pressing marked keys. Each keystroke activates a switch
that transmits a specific code to the computer. For each key, the
transmitted code is, in turn, representative of the (ASCII) character
marked on the key.
kilobyte (KB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 bytes. See also byte
and megabyte.
L
level 2 cache: See cache.
Light Emitting Diode (LED): A semiconductor device that emits light when
a current is applied.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): Liquid crystal sealed between two sheets of
glass coated with transparent conducting material. The viewing-side
coating is etched into character forming segments with leads that
extend to the edge of the glass. Applying a voltage between the
glass sheets alters the brightness of the liquid crystal.
LSI: Large Scale Integration.
1) A technology that allows the inclusion of up to 100,000 simple
logic gates on a single chip.
2) An integrated circuit that uses large scale integration.
M
main board: See motherboard.
megabyte (MB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 kilobytes. See also
kilobyte.
megahertz: A unit of wave frequency that equals 1 million cycles per
second. See also hertz.
menu: A software interface that displays a list of options on the screen.
Also called a screen.
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microprocessor: A hardware component contained in a single integrated
circuit that carries out instructions. Also called the central
processing unit (CPU), one of the main parts of the computer.
mode: A method of operation, for example, the Boot Mode, Sleep Mode or
the Hibernation Mode.
modem: Derived from modulator/demodulator, a device that converts
(modulates) digital data for transmission over telephone lines and
then converts modulated data (demodulates) to digital format where
received.
monitor: A device that uses rows and columns of pixels to display
alphanumeric characters or graphic images. See also CRT.
motherboard: A name sometimes used to refer to the main printed circuit
board in processing equipment. It usually contains integrated
circuits that perform the processor’s basic functions and provides
connectors for adding other boards that perform special functions.
Sometimes called a main board.
N
non-system disk: A formatted floppy diskette you can use to store
programs and data but you cannot use to start the computer.
See system disk.
nonvolatile memory: Memory, usually read-only (ROM), that is capable of
permanently storing information. Turning the computer’s power off
does not alter data stored in nonvolatile memory.
numeric keypad overlay: A feature that allows you to use certain keys on
the keyboard to perform numeric entry, or to control cursor and page
movement.
O
OCR: Optical Character Recognition (reader). A technique or device that
uses laser or visible light to identify characters and input them into a
storage device.
online state: A functional state of a peripheral device when it is ready to
receive or transmit data.
operating system: A group of programs that controls the basic operation
of a computer. Operating system functions include interpreting
programs, creating data files, and controlling the transmission and
receipt (input/output) of data to and from memory and peripheral
devices.
output: The results of a computer operation. Output commonly indicates
data.
1) printed on paper, 2) displayed at a terminal, 3) sent through the
serial port of internal modem, or 4) stored on some magnetic media.
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P
PAL: PAL (Phase Alternating Line) is the dominant video and broadcasting
standard in Europe.
parity: 1) The symmetrical relationship between two parameter values
(integers) both of which are either on or off; odd or even; 0 or 1.
2) In serial communications, an error detection bit that is added to a
group of data bits making the sum of the bits even or odd. Parity can
be set to none, odd, or even.
password: A unique string of characters used to identify a specific user.
The computer provides various levels of password protection such
as user and supervisor.
pel: The smallest area of the display that can be addressed by software.
Equal in size to a pixel or group of pixels. See pixel.
peripheral component interconnect: An industry standard 32-bit bus.
peripheral device: An I/O device that is external to the central processor
and/or main memory such as a printer or a mouse.
Péritel: Péritel is a 21-pin connecting cable/port system that allows images
and high-quality stereo sound (including Dolby® Pro-Logic sound
formats) to be sent from one audio-visual device to another. It is also
known as a “SCART connector” or “Euro connector”.
pixel: A picture element. The smallest dot that can be made on a display or
printer. Also called a pel.
plug and play: A capability with Windows that enables the system to
automatically recognize connections of external devices and make
the necessary configurations in the computer.
port: The electrical connection through which the computer sends and
receives data to and from devices or other computers.
Power Saver Utility: A TOSHIBA utility that allows you to set the
parameters for various power-saving functions.
printed circuit board (PCB): A hardware component of a processor to
which integrated circuits and other components are attached. The
board itself is typically flat and rectangular, and constructed of
fiberglass, to form the attachment surface.
program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to
achieve a desired result. See also application.
prompt: A message the computer provides indicating it is ready for or
requires information or an action from you.
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R
Radio frequency interference (RFI) shield: A metal shield enclosing the
printed circuit boards of the printer or computer to prevent radio and
TV interference. All computer equipment generates radio frequency
signals. The FCC regulates the amount of signals a computing
device can allow past its shielding. A Class A device is sufficient for
office use. Class B provides a more stringent classification for home
equipment use. TOSHIBA portable computers comply with Class B
computing device regulations.
Random Access Memory (RAM): High speed memory within the
computer circuitry that can be read or written to.
restart: Resetting a computer without turning it off (also called “warm boot”
or “soft reset”). See also boot.
RGB: Red, green and blue. A device that uses three input signals, each
activating an electron gun for a primary additive color (red, green
and blue) or port for using such a device. See also CRT.
RJ11: A modular telephone jack.
RJ45: A modular LAN jack.
ROM: Read Only Memory: A nonvolatile memory chip manufactured to
contain information that controls the computer’s basic operation.
You cannot access or change information stored in ROM.
S
S-Video: Short for Super-Video, a type of connection used by S-VHS
videocassette players, camcorders, DVD players, etc. to transmit
high-quality video signals.
SCSI: Small Computer System Interface is an industry standard interface
for connection of a variety of peripheral devices.
SD Card: Secure Digital cards are flash memory widely used in a variety of
digital devices such as digital cameras and Personal Digital
Assistants.
SECAM L: SECAM (Sequential Color Memory) is a broadcasting standard
used in France.
serial communications: A communications technique that uses as few as
two interconnecting wires to send bits one after another.
serial interface: Refer to a type of information exchange that transmits
information sequentially, one bit at a time.
SIO: Serial Input/Output. The electronic methodology used in serial data
transmission.
soft key: Key combinations that emulate keys on the IBM keyboard,
change some configuration options, stop program execution, and
access the numeric keypad overlay.
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software: The set of programs, procedures and related documentation
associated with a computer system. Specifically refers to computer
programs that direct and control the computer system’s activities.
See also hardware.
stop bit: One or more bits of a byte that follow the transmitted character or
group codes in asynchronous serial communications.
subpixel: Three elements, one red, one green and blue (RGB), that make
up a pixel on the color LCD. The computer sets subpixels
independently, each may emit a different degree of brightness. See
also pixel.
synchronous: Having a constant time interval between successive bits,
characters or events.
system disk: A disk that has been formatted with an operating system. For
MS-DOS the operating system is contained in two hidden files and
the COMMAND.COM file. You can boot a computer using a system
disk. Also called an operating system disk.
T
terminal: A typewriter-like keyboard and CRT display screen connected to
the computer for data input/output.
TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid
crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor
(TFT) to drive each cell.
touchpad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm
rest.
TTL: Transistor-transistor logic. A logic circuit design that uses switching
transistors for gates and storage.
U
Universal Serial Bus: This serial interface allows you to communicate with
several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the
computer.
V
VGA: Video Graphics Array is an industry standard video adaptor that
allows you to run any popular software.
volatile memory: Random access memory (RAM) that stores information
as long as power is supplied to the computer.
W
warm start: Restarting or resetting a computer without turning it off.
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window: A portion of the screen that can display its own application,
document or dialog box. Often used to mean a Microsoft Windows
window.
Wireless LAN: Local Area Network (LAN) through wireless
communication.
write protection: A method for protecting a floppy diskette from accidental
erasure.
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Index
A
C
AC adaptor, 2-2, 2-12, 3-6, A-1
additional, 3-14, 3-23
connecting, 1-4
problems, 8-4
safety instructions, -vi
ASCII characters, 5-7
Checklist
equipment, 1-1
problems, 8-1, 8-3
Cleaning the computer, 4-36
Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA,
3-12
B
D
Battery
charging, 6-7
life, G-2
monitoring capacity, 6-9
Real Time Clock battery, 3-6, 6-4
retention time, 6-10
types, 6-3
Battery pack, 2-5, 3-6, 3-14, 6-3
additional, 3-23
extending battery life, 6-10
indicator, 2-8, 6-2
operating time, 6-9
problems, 8-5
replacing, 6-11
safety instructions, -vi, 6-5
save mode, 3-9
BD Combo Drive, 2-11, 3-3, 4-13
problems, 8-9
Bluetooth, 3-7
indicator, 4-34
problems, 8-15
Bridge media card
function, 3-15
Bridge Media Slot IN
location, 2-2
DC IN, 2-2
connecting, 1-5
indicator, 2-8, 6-3
location, 2-2
Display, 2-6, 2-7, G-3
automatic power off, 3-8
brightness down, 5-3
brightness up, 5-3
controller, B-1
HDMI, 3-25
HW Setup, 7-2
opening, 1-6
problems, 8-6, 8-12
resolution, 5-4
switching, 5-3
DVD Super Multi (±R DL) drive, 2-11, 3-4,
4-17
problems, 8-8
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eSATA/USB combo port, 3-6
indicator, 2-8
problems, 8-13
External monitor, 3-23
controller, B-1
HW Setup, 7-2
port, 2-4, 3-6
problems, 8-12
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Fan vent
location, 2-3
FN + 1 (TOSHIBA zooming utility reduce),
5-4
FN + 2 (TOSHIBA zooming utility enlarge),
5-4
FN + 3 (volume down), 5-4
FN + 4 (volume up), 5-4
FN + ALT (enhanced keyboard simulation),
5-2
FN + CTRL (enhanced keyboard
simulation), 5-2
FN + ENTER, 5-2
FN + ESC (sound mute), 5-3
FN + F1 (lock), 5-3
FN + F12 (scroll lock), 5-2
FN + F2 (power plan), 5-3
FN + F3 (sleep), 5-3
FN + F4 (hibernate), 5-3
FN + F5 (output), 5-3
FN + F6 (brightness down), 5-3
FN + F7 (brightness up), 5-3
FN + F8 (wireless), 5-3
FN + F9 (touchpad), 5-4
FN + SPACE (zoom), 5-4
Function button, 2-6
Function keys, 5-1
H
Hard disk drive
automatic power off, 3-8
capacity, G-3
indicator, 2-8
problems, 8-7
HDD/ODD/eSATA indicator, 2-8
HDMI, 2-3, 3-24, 3-25
function, 3-6
Headphone, 3-6
problems, 8-12
Hibernation Mode, 3-10
problems, 8-14
setting, 1-10
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Hot keys, 3-8
brightness down, 5-3
brightness up, 5-3
diaplay resolution change, 5-4
hibernate, 5-3
lock, 5-3
output/display, 5-3
power plan, 5-3
sleep, 5-3
sound mute, 5-3
TOSHIBA zooming utility enlarge, 5-4
TOSHIBA zooming utility reduce, 5-4
touchpad, 5-4
volume down, 5-4
volume up, 5-4
wireless, 5-3
HW Setup
accessing, 7-1
Boot Priority, 7-3
display, 7-2
general, 7-2
keyboard, 7-4
LAN, 7-4
password, 7-2
I
Indicator
battery, 6-2
DC IN, 6-3
keyboard, 2-9
optical disc drive, 2-10
power, 6-3
system, 2-7, 2-8
web camera, 2-7
wireless communication, 4-34
K
Keyboard, 3-5, 5-1
emulating keys on enhanced, 5-2
FN sticky key, 5-4
function keys, 5-1
hot keys, 5-3
HW Setup, 7-4
indicator, 2-9
problems, 8-6
typewriter keys, 5-1
Windows special keys, 5-5
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arrow mode, 5-5
numeric mode, 5-6
temporarily changing modes, 5-7
temporarily using normal keyboard
(overlay on), 5-6
temporarily using overlay (overlay off),
5-6
turning on the overlays, 5-5
L
LAN, 3-7, 4-34
cable types, 4-35
connecting, 4-35
disconnecting, 4-35
port, 2-3
problems, 8-14
LCD, See Display
Legal Footnotes, G-1
Lock, security, See Security lock
M
Main battery, See Battery pack
Memory, 3-1, G-2
expansion, 3-14, 3-20
installing module, 3-20
module cover, 2-5
removing module, 3-22
Memory cards
Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital
High Capacity (SDHC), Secure
Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC),
Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick
PRO (MS PRO) and
MultiMediaCard (MMC), 8-11
Microphone, 3-6
built-in, 2-6
function, 4-31
port, 2-4
problems, 8-12
Microprocessor, See Processor
Modem
jack location, 2-3
Moving the computer, 4-36
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Numeric keypad, See Keypad overlay
O
Optical Disc Drive
Function, 4-8
Optical disc drive, 2-2
indicator, 2-8
safety instructions, -xii
P
Password
power on, 3-9
problems, 8-6
starting the computer with, 6-13
Pointing device
problems, 8-10
touchpad, 4-1
Ports
Bridge Media Slot, 2-2
DC IN, 2-2
eSATA/USB combo port, 2-3
External monitor port, 2-3
LAN, 2-3
modem, 2-3
ODD, 2-2
USB, 2-2
Power, 3-6
button, 2-6
conditions, 6-1
Hibernation Mode, 1-10
indicator, 2-8, 6-3
power-up modes, 6-13
problems, 8-4
settings, 3-8, 5-3
Shut Down Mode (boot mode), 1-8
Sleep Mode, 1-8
turning off, 1-8
turning on, 1-7
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AC power, 8-4
analyzing the problem, 8-2
battery, 8-5
BD Combo Drive, 8-9
DVD Super Multi (±R DL) drive, 8-8
eSATA/USB combo port, 8-13
external monitor, 8-12
hard disk drive, 8-7
hardware and system checklist, 8-3
keyboard, 8-6
LAN, 8-14
LCD panel, 8-6
overheating power down, 8-4
password, 8-6
pointing device, 8-10
power, 8-4
Recovery Media, 8-15
self test, 8-3
Sleep/Hibernation, 8-14
Solid state drive, 8-7
sound system, 8-12
system start-up, 8-3
TOSHIBA support, 8-16
touchpad, 8-10
USB, 8-13
USB mouse, 8-11
Wireless LAN, 8-14
Processor, 3-1
R
Real Time Clock battery, See Battery
Recovery Media
problems, 8-15
Recovery media
problems, 8-15
Restarting the computer, 1-12
S
Security lock
attaching, 3-25
Shut Down Mode (boot mode), 1-8
Sleep Mode, 3-10
problems, 8-14
setting, 1-8
Index-4
Soft keys
emulating keys on enhanced
keyboard, 5-2
ENTER, 5-2
right ALT key, 5-2
right CTRL key, 5-2
scroll lock, 5-2
Solid state drive
problems, 8-7
Sound system, 3-7
headphone, 2-4, 3-6
microphone, 2-4, 2-6
speaker, 2-6
T
TOSHIBA Accessibility, 3-11
TOSHIBA Assist, 3-11
TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack, 3-13
TOSHIBA Bulletin Board, 3-13
TOSHIBA ConfigFree, 3-12
TOSHIBA Disc Creator, 3-12, 4-21
TOSHIBA eco Utility, 3-13
TOSHIBA Face Recognition, 3-12
using, 4-5
TOSHIBA Flash Cards, 3-11
TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert, 3-13
TOSHIBA HW Setup, 3-11
TOSHIBA HW setup, 7-1
TOSHIBA Media Controller, 3-14
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool, 3-11
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, 3-10
TOSHIBA Power Saver, 3-11
TOSHIBA ReelTime, 3-13
TOSHIBA Service Station, 3-13
TOSHIBA Theft Registration, H-2
TOSHIBA zooming utility, 3-11
Touchpad, 2-7
control buttons, 2-7
problems, 8-10
using, 4-1
U
USB, 3-6
location, 2-2
problems, 8-13
USB mouse
problems, 8-11
User’s Manual
L630/L635
V
Video, 4-22
Video RAM, 3-1
W
Web camera, 2-6, 3-7
using, 4-3
WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA, 3-12
Wireless LAN, 3-7, G-3
function, 4-32
indicator, 4-34
problems, 8-14
User’s Manual
Index-5
L630/L635
Index-6
User’s Manual
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