Samsung LC650-ZA User`s manual

User’s Manual
Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D /
Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series
computers.toshiba-europe.com
Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Equipment checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Front with the display open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Optical disc drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
AC adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Chapter 3
Hardware, Utilities and Options
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Special features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Utilities and Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Optional devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Bridge media slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
Using the Touch Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Web Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Using the TOSHIBA Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Using optical disc drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Writing CD/DVD/BDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Using WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Media care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Sound System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Wireless communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Computer Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
Heat dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
Chapter 5
The Keyboard
Typewriter keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function keys: F1 … F9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Soft keys: FN key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hot keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows special keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generating ASCII characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 6
5-1
5-2
5-2
5-3
5-5
5-5
Power and Power-Up Modes
Power conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Monitoring of power condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Password Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Starting the computer by password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Power-up modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Panel power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
System automatic Sleep/Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
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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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to the use of the information contained herein.
TOSHIBA Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D
Series User’s Manual
First edition March 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 Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D
Series 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
IBM is a registered trademark and IBM PC is a trademark of International
Business Machines Corporation.
Intel, Intel SpeedStep, Intel Core and Centrino are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation.
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Turion, PowerPlay,
Vari-Bright and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc.
Windows, Microsoft and Windows logo are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by TOSHIBA
under license.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Labelflash is a trademark of YAMAHA CORPORATION.
Photo CD is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.
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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.
WinDVD is a trademark of the Corel Corporations.
DVD MovieFactory is a trademark of the Corel Corporations.
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.
EU Declaration of Conformity
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
environments 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 (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.
These symbols may not stick depending on the country and region where
you purchased.
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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.
■ 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.
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
http://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.
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ENERGY STAR® Program
Your computer model may be Energy Star® qualified. If the model you
purchased is qualified, 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 recommends 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.
GOST
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Optical disc drive safety instructions
Be sure to check the precautions at the end of this section.
■ The DVD Super Multi/BD-Combo/BD-Writer drive model employs a
laser system. To ensure proper use of this product, please read this
instruction 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.
TEAC
DVD Super Multi with Double Layer Recording DV-W28S
JUNE 24, 2007
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Panasonic System Networks
DVD Super Multi UJ890
BD-Combo UJ141
BD-Writer UJ240
Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
HITACHI-LG Data Storage, Inc.
DVD Super Multi GT30N/GT30F
Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
22-23,KAIGAN 3-CHOME,
MINATO-KU,TOKYO,108-0022
JAPAN
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TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
DVD Super Multi TS-L633C/TS-L633Y
TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE
TECHNOLOGY KOREA
CORPORATION 416, MEATAN-3
DONG, YEONGTONG-GU, SUWON
CITY, GYEONGGI, 443-742, KOREA
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 Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D
/ Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series computer. This powerful notebook
computer provides excellent expansion capability, includes multimedia
functionality, and is designed to provide years of reliable, high-performance
computing.
This manual tells how to set up and begin using your Satellite
L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series 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 Chapter 1, Getting Started and Chapter 3, Hardware,
Utilities and Options chapters to familiarize yourself with the computer’s
features, components and accessory devices. Then read Chapter 1,
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 in Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options to learn
about features that are uncommon or unique to this computer, as well as
the section on Chapter 7, HW Setup, to understand how to setup and
configure these features.
Read Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options if connecting optional
products or external devices.
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 parentheses following their definition. For example: Read Only
Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary.
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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.
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
type face you see to the left.
Display
S
ABC
Names of windows or icons or text generated by
the computer that appear on its display screen
are presented in the type face 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.
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Terminology
This term is defined in this document as follows:
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Start
The word "Start" refers to the "
Windows 7.
" button in
HDD or Hard disk
drive
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. Instruction Manual for
Safety and Comfort 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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Getting Started
Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and basic information to start
using your computer.
Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if
you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA.
Equipment checklist
Carefully unpack your computer, taking care to save the box and packaging
materials for future use.
Hardware
Check to make sure you have all the following items:
■ Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series
Personal Computer
■ AC adaptor and power cord (2-pin plug or 3-pin plug)
■ Battery pack (installed in the computer)
Documentation
■ Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series
User’s Manual
■ Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series
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
The following Windows® operating system and utility software are preinstalled.
■ Windows 7
■ TOSHIBA Value Added Package
■ TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
■ WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA (Is preinstalled with some models)
■ Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA (Is preinstalled with some
models)
■ TOSHIBA Assist
■ TOSHIBA ConfigFree™
■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition (Is preinstalled with some models)
■ TOSHIBA eco Utility
■ TOSHIBA Bulletin Board
■ TOSHIBA ReelTime
■ TOSHIBA Media Controller
■ Online Manual
* You may not have all the softwares listed above depending on the model
you purchased.
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 section 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
■ System Recovery Options and Restoring the preinstalled software
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■ 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.
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.
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■ 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.
1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (2-pin plug)
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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
right side of the computer.
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1. DC IN 19V jack
2. DC output plug
Connecting the DC output plug 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.
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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 of power condition
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.
■ 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.
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1. Power button
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 or floppy diskette.
■ Make sure the Hard Disk Drive/Optical Disc Drive/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 peripheral devices back on immediately - wait
a short period to avoid any potential damage.
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 or devices, 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 could 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, click
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, click
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 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 Hard Disk Drive
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 (
) and then select Hibernate
from the menu.
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 button does 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. During
this time, the Hard Disk Drive indicator will glow.
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.
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.
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System Recovery Options and Restoring the preinstalled
software
About 1.5GB hidden partition is allocated on the hard drive for the System
Recovery Options.
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
some tools to repair startup problems, run diagnostics or restore the
system.
You can see the more information about "Startup Repair" in "Windows Help
and Support" content.
The System Recovery Options can also be run manually to repair
problems.
The procedure is as follows. Follow the on-screen instructions.
1. Turn off the computer.
2. While holding the F8 key, turn the computer on. The Advanced Boot
Options menu will be displayed.
3. Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer and press Enter.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The Windows Complete PC Backup feature can be used on all Windows® 7
editions.
Restoring the pre-installed Software
Depending on the model you purchased, different ways for restoring the
pre-installed software are offered:
■ Creating optical Recovery Discs and restoring the pre-installed software
from them
■ Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery hard disk drive
■ Ordering Recovery Discs from TOSHIBA and restoring the pre-installed
software from them*
* Please note that this service is not free-of-charge.
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Creating Optical Recovery Discs
This section describes how to create Recovery Discs.
■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Discs.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the TOSHIBA
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 disc when the anti-virus 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 disc.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subjected to
vibrations such as airplanes, trains, or cars.
■ Do not use on unstable tables or other any other unstable surfaces.
A recovery image of the software on your computer is stored on the hard
disk drive, and can be copied to DVD media by using the following steps:
1. Have a blank DVD media ready.
2. 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 and DVD+RW.
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.
3. Turn on your computer and allow it to load the Windows 7 operating
system from the hard disk drive as normal.
4. Insert the first blank media into the optical disc drive tray.
5. Select the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator icon from the
Windows 7 Start menu.
6. After TOSHIBA 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 your created Recovery
Discs
If the pre-installed files are damaged, you are able to either use the
Recovery Discs you have created 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.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Load the (1st disc of) Recovery Discs into the optical disc drive and turn
off the computer's power.
2. While holding down F12 key on the keyboard, turn on your computer when TOSHIBA Leading Innovation>>> appears, release the F12
key.
3. Use the up and down cursor keys to select the CD-ROM icon from the
menu.
4. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions.
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 Mute
panel (Fn + ESC), 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. Turn off your computer.
2. While holding down 0 (zero) key on the keyboard, turn on your
computer.
A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
instructions.
Please set your BIOS to default before you recover your computer to the
factory state!
Ordering Recovery Discs from TOSHIBA*
You can order Product Recovery discs for your notebook from the
TOSHIBA Europe Backup Media Online Shop.
* Please note that this service is not free-of-charge.
1. Visit http://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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The Grand Tour
Chapter 2
The Grand Tour
This chapter identifies the various components of the computer - it is
recommended that you become familiar with each before you operate the
computer.
Legal Footnote (Non-applicable Icons)
For more information regarding Non-applicable Icons, please refer to the
Legal Footnotes section.
Please handle your computer carefully to avoid scratching or damaging
the surface.
Front with the display closed
The following figure shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the
closed position.
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Front of the computer with display panel closed
System indicators
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These LED indicators allow you to monitor the
status of various computer functions and are
described in more detail within the System
indicators section.
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Left side
The following figure shows the computer’s left side.
1
2
3
1. Security lock slot
4
5
6
7
8 9
6. LAN jack
2. Modem jack*
7. eSATA/USB combo port
3. Cooling vents
8. Microphone jack
4. External monitor port
9. Headphone jack
5. HDMI port*
The left side of the computer
* Provided with some models.
Security lock slot
A security cable can be attached to this slot and
then connected to a desk or other large object in
order to deter theft of the computer.
Modem jack
The modem jack lets you use a modular cable to
connect the modem directly to a telephone line.
Some models are equipped with a modem jack.
■ Connection to any communication line other than an analog phone line
could cause a PC system failure.
■ Connect the built-in modem only to ordinary analog phone lines.
■ Never connect the built-in modem to a digital line (ISDN).
■ Never connect the built-in modem to the digital connector on a
public telephone or to a digital private branch exchange (PBX).
■ Never connect the built-in modem to a key telephone system for
residences or offices.
■ Avoid using your computer modem with the telephone cable
connected during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of
electric shock from lightning.
Cooling vents
The cooling vents help keep the processor from
overheating.
Do not block the cooling vents. Keep foreign metal objects, such as
screws, staples and paper clips, out of the cooling vents. Foreign metal
objects can create a short circuit, which can cause damage and fire,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
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External monitor port This port provides 15-pin, analog VGA port. This
port allows you to connect an external monitor to
the computer.
HDMI out port
HDMI out port can connect with Type A
connector HDMI cable.
HDMI cable can send video and audio signals. In
addition to this, it can send and receive control
signals.
Some models are equipped with a HDMI out
port.
LAN jack
This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor
has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10
megabits per second, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet
LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASE-TX).
Some models are equipped with a Gigabit
Ethernet LAN (1000 megabits per second,
1000BASE-T). Refer to 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.
eSATA/USB combo
port
One eSATA/USB combo port, which complies to
the USB 2.0 standard, is provided on the left
hand side of the computer. This port has eSATA
(External Serial ATA) function.
Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of
the eSATA/USB combo port. Foreign metal objects can create a short
circuit, which can cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious
injury.
Please note that it is not possible to confirm the operation of all functions
of all USB devices that are available. In view of this it may be noted that
some functions associated with a specific device might not operate
properly.
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Microphone jack
A 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of a three-conductor mini jack for
monaural microphone input.
Headphone jack
A 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables
connection of stereo headphones.
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Right side
The following figure shows the computer’s right side.
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2
3
1. Bridge media slot
4
3. Optical disc drive
2. Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) ports
4. DC IN 19V jack
The right side of the computer
* Provided with some models.
Bridge media slot
This slot lets you insert an
SD™/SDHC™/SDXC™ memory card,
miniSD™/microSD™ Card, Memory Stick™
(PRO™) and MultiMediaCard™. Refer to the
Optional devices section in Chapter 3, Hardware,
Utilities and Options.
Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of
the Bridge media slot. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit,
which can cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0) ports
Two Universal Serial Bus ports, which comply to
the USB 2.0 standard, are provided on the right
hand side of the computer.
Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of
the USB connectors. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit,
which can cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.
Please note that it is not possible to confirm the operation of all functions
of all USB devices that are available. In view of this it may be noted that
some functions associated with a specific device might not operate
properly.
Optical disc drive
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The computer may be configured with a DVD
Super Multi, BD-Combo or BD-Writer drive.
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DC IN 19V jack
The AC adaptor connects to this jack in order to
power the computer and charge its internal
batteries. Please note that you should only use
the model of AC adaptor supplied with the
computer at the time of purchase - using the
wrong AC adaptor can cause damage to the
computer.
Back
The following figure shows the computer’s back.
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The back of the computer
Battery pack
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The battery pack provides power to the computer
when the AC adaptor is not connected. For more
detailed information on the use and operation of
the battery pack please refer to Chapter 6, Power
and Power-Up Modes.
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Underside
The following figure shows the underside of the computer. You should
ensure that the display is closed before the computer is turned over to
avoid causing any damage.
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1
3
1. Battery lock
3. Memory module slot
2. Battery release latch
The underside of the computer
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Battery lock
Slide the battery lock to release the battery pack
ready for removal.
Battery release latch
Slide and hold this latch into its "Unlock" position
in order to release the battery pack for removal.
For more detailed information on removing the
battery pack please refer to Chapter 6, Power
and Power-Up Modes.
Memory module slot
The memory module slot allows for the
installation, replacement and removal of
additional memory module.
Refer to the Additional memory module section
in Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options.
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Front with the display open
This section shows the computer with the display panel open. In order to
open the display, lift the display panel up and position it at a comfortable
viewing angle for you.
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1. Wireless LAN and Wireless WAN antennas (not shown)* 7. Display hinges
2. Web Camera*
8. Stereo speakers
3. Web Camera LED*
9. Keyboard
4. Microphone*
10. Touch Pad ON/OFF button*
5. Display screen
11. Touch Pad
6. Power button
12. Touch Pad control buttons
The front of the computer with the display panel open
* Provided with some models.
Product appearance depends on the model you purchased.
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Wireless LAN
antennas
Some computers in this series are equipped with
the Wireless LAN antennas.
Wireless WAN
antennas
Some computers in this series are equipped with
the Wireless WAN antennas.
Web Camera LED
The Web Camera LED glows when the Web
Camera is operating.
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Web Camera
Web Camera is a device that allows you to
record video or take photographs with your
computer. You can use it for video chatting or
video conferences using a communication tool
such as Windows Live Messenger. TOSHIBA
Web Camera Application will help you to add
various video effects to your video or
photograph.
Enables the transmission of video and use of
video chat via the internet using specialized
applications.
Some models are equipped with a Web Camera.
Please refer to the Web Camera section in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Microphone
A built-in microphone allows you to import and
record sounds for your application - please refer
to the Sound System section in Chapter 4,
Operating Basics for more information.
Some models are equipped with a built-in
microphone.
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 the Display
Controller and Video mode section in
Appendix B.
Power button
Press this button to turn the computer's power on
and off.
Display hinges
The display hinges allow the display panel to be
position at a variety of easy-to-view angles.
Stereo speakers
The speakers emit sound generated by your
software as well as audio alarms, such as low
battery condition, generated by the system.
Keyboard
The internal keyboard provides dedicated
numeric keys, dedicated cursor control keys, and
and
Keys. The keyboard is compatible
with the IBM® enhanced keyboard. Refer to
Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details.
Touch Pad ON/OFF
button
Press this button to enable or disable the Touch
Pad function.
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Touch Pad
The Touch Pad located in the palm rest is used to
control the movement of the on-screen pointer.
For more information, please refer to the Using
the Touch Pad section in Chapter 4, Operating
Basics.
Touch Pad control
buttons
The control buttons located below the Touch Pad
allow you to select menu items or manipulate text
and graphics as designated by the on-screen
pointer.
Indicators
This section explains indicator functions.
System indicators
LED system indicators next to their respective icons, glow when specific
computer operations are in progress.
System indicators
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DC IN
The DC IN indicator normally glows white when
power is being correctly supplied from the AC
power adaptor. However, if the output voltage
from the adaptor is abnormal, or if the computer's
power supply malfunctions, this indicator will
flash amber.
Power
The Power indicator normally glows white when
the computer is turned on. However, if you turn
the computer off into Sleep Mode, this indicator
will flash amber - approximately one second on,
two seconds off - both while the system is
shutting down and while it remains turned off.
Battery
The Battery indicator shows the condition of the
battery's charge - white indicates the battery is
fully charged, amber indicates the battery is
charging, and flashing amber indicates a low
battery condition. Please refer to Chapter 6,
Power and Power-Up Modes for more
information on this feature.
Hard Disk
Drive/Optical Disc
Drive/eSATA
The Hard Disk Drive/Optical Disc Drive/eSATA
indicator glows white whenever the computer is
accessing the built-in hard disk drive, optical disc
drive or eSATA device.
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Bridge media slot
The Bridge media slot indicator glows white
when the computer is accessing the Bridge
media slot.
Wireless
communication
The Wireless communication indicator blinks
amber when the Bluetooth, Wireless LAN and
Wireless WAN functions are turned on.
Only some models are equipped with Bluetooth,
Wireless LAN and Wireless WAN functions.
Keyboard indicators
The following figures show the positions of the CAPS LOCK indicator and
the NUM LOCK indicator which show the following conditions:
■ When the CAPS LOCK indicator glows, the keyboard will produce
capitals when any letter is typed.
■ When the NUM LOCK indicator glows, the ten key allows you to enter
numbers.
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Keypad indicators
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CAPS LOCK
This indicator glows green when letter keys are
locked into their uppercase format.
NUM LOCK
When the NUM LOCK indicator glows, you can
use the number keys on the keyboard for number
entry.
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Optical disc drives
The computer may be installed with a DVD Super Multi, BD-Combo or BDWriter drive. A Serial ATA interface controller is used for optical disc
operation. When the computer is accessing a optical disc, an indicator on
the drive glows.
For information on loading and unloading discs refer to the Using optical
disc drives section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Region codes for DVD drives and media
DVD Super Multi drives and their associated 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
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China
Region codes for BD drives and media
BD 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.
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Region
A
Canada, United States, Japan, Southeast Asia,
East Asia
B
Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East,
Africa
C
China, Indian, Russia
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Writable discs
This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD/BD discs. Check the
specifications of your drive to see the types of discs it can write. Use
TOSHIBA Disc Creator and Corel DVD MovieFactory 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 including multi speed CD-RW discs, high-speed CD-RW
discs and ultra-speed CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once.
DVDs
■ DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double Layer) 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.
BDs
■ BD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be
erased or changed.
■ BD-RE discs can be recorded more than once.
BD-Combo drive
The full-size BD-Combo drive module lets you record data to rewritable
CD/DVDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") CD/DVD/BDs
without using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
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BD-ROM read
6 speed (maximum)
BD DL read
6 speed (maximum)
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R DL write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+R DL write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
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CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
16 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
BD-Writer drive
The full-size BD-Writer drive module lets you record data to rewritable
CD/DVD/BDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15")
CD/DVD/BDs without using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
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BD read
6 speed (maximum)
BD DL read
6 speed (maximum)
BD-R write
6 speed (maximum)
BD-R DL write
4 speed (maximum)
BD-RE write
2 speed (maximum)
BD-RE DL write
2 speed (maximum)
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R DL write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+R DL write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
16 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
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DVD Super Multi drive
The full-size DVD Super Multi drive module lets you record data to
rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15")
CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer
edge.
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R DL write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+R DL write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
24 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
AC adaptor
The AC adaptor can automatically adjust to any voltage ranging from 100 to
240 volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to use
this computer in almost all country/region. The adaptor converts AC power
to DC power and reduces the voltage supplied to this computer.
To recharge the battery, simply connect the AC adaptor to a power source
and to the computer. Please refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up
Modes for further information.
The AC adaptor (2-pin plug)
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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
CPU
Processor type varies depending on the 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.
Legal Footnote (CPU)
For more information on the CPU, please refer to the Legal Footnotes
section in Appendix G.
Memory
Memory slots
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1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB memory modules can be
installed in the computer's two memory slots for a
maximum of 8 GB system memory.
This computer can be equipped with memory
modules of a maximum size of 8 GB. The actual
amount of useable system memory will be less
than the installed memory modules.
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Video RAM
The memory in a computer's graphics adaptor,
used to store the image displayed on a bitmap
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.
If your computer is configured with more than 3 GB memory, the memory
might be displayed as approximately 3 GB only (depending on the
computer’s hardware specifications).
This is correct because the operating system usually displays the
available memory instead of the physical memory (RAM) built into the
computer.
Various system components (like the video adapter’s GPU and PCI
devices like Wireless LAN, etc.) require their own memory space. Since a
32-bit operating system cannot address more than 4 GB of memory, these
system resources overlap the physical memory. It is a technical limitation
that the overlapped memory is not available to the operating system. Even
though some tools might display the actual physical memory built into your
computer, the memory available to the operating system will still be
approximately 3 GB only.
Computers configured with a 64-bit operating system can address 4 GB or
more of system memory.
Legal Footnote (Memory (Main System))
For more information regarding Memory (Main System), please refer to
the Legal Footnotes section.
Power
Battery pack
The computer is powered by one rechargeable
lithium-ion battery pack.
Legal Footnote (Battery Life)
For more information regarding Battery Life, please refer to the Legal
Footnotes section in Appendix G.
RTC battery
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The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time
Clock (RTC) and calendar.
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AC adaptor
The AC adaptor provides power to the system
and recharges the batteries when they are low. It
comes with a detachable power cord which will
either have a 2-pin or 3-pin plug enclosure.
As the AC adaptor is universal, it can receive a
range of AC voltages from 100 to 240 volts,
however you should note that the output current
varies among different models. Using the wrong
adaptor can damage your computer. Refer to the
AC adaptor section in Chapter 2, The Grand
Tour.
Disks
Hard disk drive or
Solid state drive
This computer is equipped with one of the
following hard disk drive (HDD) types. The
capacity of each hard disk drive model is
different.
■ HDD
■ 250GB
■ 320GB
■ 400GB
■ 500GB
■ 640GB
Please note that part of the hard disk drive
overall capacity is reserved as administration
space. Additional HDD drive 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.
Legal Footnote (Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Capacity)
For more information regarding Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Capacity, please
refer to the Legal Footnotes.
Optical disc drive
Drive
The following optical disc drives may be preinstalled in this computer.
■ DVD Super Multi drive
■ BD-Combo drive
■ BD-Writer drive
2.6GB and 5.2GB DVD-RAM media cannot be read from or written to.
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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.
Display panel
39.6cm (15.6") TFT LCD screen, 16 million
colors, with the following resolution:
■ HD, 1366 horizontal × 768 vertical pixels
LED backlight
Provided with some models.
Product appearance depends on the model you
purchased.
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® 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.
*Please visit your region's web site or refer to the catalog for the
configuration details of the model that you have purchased.
AMD® Vari-Bright™
Your model may include the AMD® Vari-Bright™ 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:
■ running under battery mode
■ using the internal LCD display only
The Vari-Bright™ feature can be enabled in the Catalyst Control Center.
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To access this center, go to:
Start All Programs Catalyst Control Center CCC - Advanced
In this control center:
1. Click Graphics at the upper left, and then select PowerPlay™. from
the drop-down menu.
2. Select the Enable PowerPlay™. check box, and then select the
Enable Vari-Bright™ check box.
If you want to improve the picture quality under the conditions mentioned
above, adjust the setting towards Maximize Quality or disable this feature.
Legal Footnote (LCD)
For more information regarding the LCD, please refer to the Legal
Footnotes section.
Graphics controller
The graphics controller maximizes display
performance. Refer to Display Controller and
Video mode section in Appendix B for more
information.
Legal Footnote (Graphics Processor Unit ("GPU"))
For more information regarding the Graphics Processor Unit ("GPU"),
please refer to the Legal Footnotes section.
Sound
Sound system
The integrated sound system provides support
for the computer's internal speakers and
microphone, as allowing an external microphone
and headphones to be connected via the
appropriate jacks.
Dolby Advanced
Audio
Provided with some models.
Product appearance depends on the model you
purchased.
Multimedia
Web Camera
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Web Camera is a device that allows you to
record video or take photographs with your
computer. You can use it for video chatting or
video conferences using a communication tool
such as Windows Live Messenger. TOSHIBA
Web Camera Application will help you to add
various video effects to your video or
photograph.
Please refer to the Web Camera section in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
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Communications
LAN
Some computers in this series have built-in
support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per
second, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100
megabits per second, 100BASE-TX) and Gigabit
Ethernet LAN (1000 megabits per second,
1000BASE-T).
Bluetooth
Some computers in this series have Bluetooth
wireless communication function which
eliminates the need for cables between
electronic devices such as computers, printers
and mobile phones. When it is enabled,
Bluetooth provides the wireless personal area
network environment which is safe and
trustworthy, that is quick and easy.
Wireless LAN
Some computers in this series are equipped with
a Wireless LAN module that is compatible with
other Wireless LAN systems based on Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum/Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing radio technology
that complies with the IEEE 802.11 Standard.
Legal Footnote (Wireless LAN)
For more information regarding Wireless LAN, please refer to the Legal
Footnotes section.
Special features
The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use.
Access each function using the following procedures.
*1 To access the Power Options, click Start Control Panel System
and Security Power Options.
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Hot keys
Hot keys are specific key combinations that let
you quickly change the system configuration
directly from the keyboard without running a
system program.
Display automatic
power off *1
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
computer's display panel when there is no
keyboard input for a specified time, with power
being restored the next time a key is pressed.
This can be specified in the Power Options.
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HDD automatic power This feature automatically cuts off power to the
off *1
hard disk drive when it is not accessed for a
specified time, with power being restored when
the hard disk drive is next accessed. This can be
specified in the Power Options.
System automatic
Sleep/Hibernation
Mode *1
This feature automatically shuts down the system
into either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode when
there is no input or hardware access for a
specified time. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
Power on password
Two levels of password security, supervisor and
user, are available to prevent unauthorized
access to your computer.
Instant security
A specific hot key function automatically locks the
system providing data security.
Intelligent power
supply *1
A microprocessor in the computer's intelligent
power supply detects the battery's charge,
automatically calculates the remaining battery
capacity and protects electronic components from
abnormal conditions such as a voltage overload
from the AC adaptor. This can be specified in the
Power Options.
Battery save mode *1 This feature lets you configure the computer in
order to save battery power. This can be specified
in the Power Options.
Panel power on/off *1 This feature automatically turns power to the
computer off when the display panel is closed,
and turns it back on when the display panel is
opened. This can be specified in the Power
Options.
Low battery
automatic
Hibernation Mode *1
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When battery power is exhausted to the point that
computer operation cannot be continued, the
system automatically enters Hibernation Mode
and shuts itself down. This can be specified in the
Power Options.
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Heat dispersal *1
To protect against overheating, the processor has
an internal temperature sensor so that, 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 the
processing speed.
Battery Optimized
Turns on fan first, then if
necessary lowers the
processing speed early than
Maximum Performance
mode for battrey life saving.
Hibernation Mode
This feature lets you turn off the power to the
computer without exiting from your software. The
contents of main memory are automatically saved
to the hard disk drive so that when you next turn
the power on again, you can continue working
right where you left off. Refer to the Turning off
the power section in Chapter 1, Getting Started,
for more details.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you can use
this feature to allow you to turn off power to the
computer without exiting from your software. Data
is maintained in the computer's main memory so
that when you next turn on the power, you can
continue working right where you left off.
USB Wakeup function This function restores the computer from Sleep
Mode depending on the external devices
connected to the USB ports.
For example, if a mouse or USB keyboard is
connected to a USB port, clicking the mouse
button or pressing the keyboard will wakeup the
computer.
TOSHIBA PC Health
Monitor
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The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor application
proactively monitors a number of system
functions such as power consumption, battery
health and system cooling, informing you of
significant system conditions. This application
recognizes the system and individual component
serial numbers and will track specific activities
related to their usage.
Refer to Appendix F, TOSHIBA PC Health
Monitor.
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Utilities and Applications
This section describes the pre-installed utilities that come with the
computer and details how to start them. For further information on their
operation, you may refer to each utility's online manual, help files or
README.TXT file (if applicable).
You may not have all the utilities or applications listed below depending on
the model you purchased.
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 builtin hardware devices to be tested.
TOSHIBA Flash Cards The TOSHIBA Flash Cards provide a quick way
to modify selected system functions and to
launch applications.
■ Hot key function
■ TOSHIBA utility launcher function
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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.
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 they press one of the "Function" keys in
order to access its specific function. When set,
the FN key will remain active until another key is
pressed.
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.
For more information, please refer to the Using
the TOSHIBA Face Recognition section in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
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Bluetooth Stack for
Windows by Toshiba
This software enables communication between
the computer and external Bluetooth devices
such as printers and mobile phones.
Bluetooth functions cannot be used in models that do not have a Bluetooth
module installed.
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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.
TOSHIBA ConfigFree
TOSHIBA ConfigFree is a suite of utilities that
improve the ease and control of communication
devices and network connections, help in the
identification of communication problems and
allow the creation of profiles if you need to switch
between different locations and communication
networks. To access this utility, click Start All
Programs TOSHIBA ConfigFree.
TOSHIBA Disc
Creator
You can create CDs and DVDs in a number of
formats including audio CDs that can be played
on a standard CD player, and data CDs/DVDs
which can store copies of the files and folders on
your computer's hard disk drive. This software
can be used on models with a DVD Super Multi
drive.
To start this utility, click Start All Programs TOSHIBA CD&DVD Applications Disc
Creator.
TOSHIBA DVD-RAM
Utility
This utility has the function of Physical Format
and Write-Protect to DVD-RAM. This utility is
contained the setup module of TOSHIBA Disc
Creator. To start this utility, click Start All
Programs TOSHIBA CD&DVD
Applications DVD-RAM Utility.
WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA
This software is provided for playback of Blu-ray
disc. It has an on-screen interface and functions.
To start this utility, click Start All Programs Corel Corel WinDVD BD.
TOSHIBA HDD/SSD
Alert Utility
This utility includes wizard functions to monitor
the Disk Drive operating status and execute the
system backup.
To access the utility, click Start All
Programs TOSHIBA Utilities HDD SSD
Alert.
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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.
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 When
Using Corel DVD MovieFactory for
TOSHIBA(optional) section in Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
TOSHIBA eco Utility
This PC is equipped with "eco mode". This mode
slightly lowers performance of some devices to
reduce electric power consumption. You can
realize measurable power savings by using it
continuously. 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.
To access this utility, click Start All
Programs TOSHIBA Utilities eco
Utility.
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.
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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 TOSHIBA Media Controller.
For more information, please refer to the
TOSHIBA Media Controller Help.
Optional devices
Optional devices can expand the computer's capabilities and its versatility.
This section describes the connection or installation of the following devices:
Cards/memory
■ Bridge media slot
■ 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
■ Additional memory module
Peripheral devices
■ Hard disk drive pack
■ External monitor
■ eSATA device
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.
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■ 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.
■ Memory Stick Duo is not compatible with the Bridge media slot. Do not
insert Memory Stick Duo into the slot or you may not be able to remove
it. Data may be lost or damaged if you use any memory media other
than those supported.
■ 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.
■ The slot does not support Magic Gate functions.
Secure Digital (SD) Card
Memory Stick
microSD card adaptor and microSD card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
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.
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■ SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards appear the same externally.
However, the logo on SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards is different,
so pay careful attention to the logo when purchasing.
■ The SD memory card logo is (
).
■ The SDHC memory card logo is (
■ The SDXC memory card logo is (
).
TM
).
■ The maximum capacity of SD memory cards is 2GB. The maximum
capacity of SDHC memory cards is 32GB. The maximum capacity of
SDXC memory cards is 64GB.
Card Type
Capacities
SD
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB,
512MB, 1GB, 2GB
SDHC
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
SDXC
64GB
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.
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■ 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.
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, 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. Turn the memory media so that the contacts (metal areas) are face
down.
2. Insert the memory media into the Bridge media slot on the side of the
computer.
3. Press the memory media gently to ensure a firm connection is made.
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2
1. Bridge media slot
2. Memory media
Inserting a memory media
■ Make sure memory media is oriented properly before you insert it. If
you insert the media in wrong direction, you may not be able to remove
it.
■ 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
Windows Taskbar.
2. Point to memory media and click the left Touch Pad control button.
3. Press the memory media to partially extend it out of the computer.
4. Grasp the media and remove it.
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2
1. Bridge media slot
2. Memory media
Removing memory media
■ 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.
Additional memory module
You can install additional memory into the computer in order to increase the
amount of system memory that is available. This section describes how to
install and remove optional memory modules.
■ You should place a mat beneath the computer in order to prevent the
computer's lid from becoming scratched or damaged when you are
installing/replacing the memory module. In this instance you should
avoid mats that are made of materials that hold or generate static
electricity.
■ When installing or removing a memory module, you must ensure that
you do not touch any other internal areas of the computer.
■ Insert the two memory modules 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.
■ Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver to remove and fasten the
screws - the use of an incorrect screwdriver can damage the screw
heads.
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■ Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA.
■ Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following
conditions.
a. The computer is turned on.
b. The computer was shut down in either Sleep or Hibernation Mode.
c. Wake-up on LAN is enabled.
d. The wireless communication function is on.
■ Be careful not to let screws or other foreign matter fall into the
computer. It could cause malfunction or electric shock.
■ Additional memory module is a precision electronic component that
may be fatally damaged by static electricity. Since the human body can
carry static electricity, it is important that you discharge yourself before
touching or installing any additional memory modules. To discharge
your body’s static electricity, simply touch any metal close to you with
bare hands.
Installing a memory module
To install a memory module, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Shut down the computer - make sure the Power indicator is off (refer to
the Turning off the power section in Chapter 1, Getting Started if
required).
2. Remove the AC adaptor and all cables and peripherals connected to
the computer.
3. Close the display panel.
4. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Replacing the battery pack section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up
Modes, if required).
5. Loosen the screw securing the memory module cover in place - please
note that this screw is attached to the cover in order to prevent it from
being lost.
Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver.
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6. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
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2
1. Memory module cover
2. Screw
Removing the memory module cover
7. Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory slot and
gently insert the module into the slot at about a 45 degree angle before
holding it down until the latches on either side snap into place.
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2
3
1. Notch
3. Slot A
2. Slot B
Seating the memory module
■ Never allow metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to
enter the computer. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit,
which can cause computer damage and fire, possibly resulting in
serious injury.
■ Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the
computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory access
problems.
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■ Align the grooves along the edges of the memory module with the
locking tabs on the connector and insert the module into the connector
firmly - if you find it difficult to install the memory module, gently prise
the locking tabs outwards using the tip of your finger.
Please also ensure that you hold the memory module along its left and
right hand edges - the edges with the grooves in.
8. Seat the memory module cover in place and secure it with the screws.
Take care to ensure that the memory module cover is firmly closed.
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2
1. Memory module cover
2. screw
Seating the memory module cover
9. Install the battery pack - refer to Replacing the battery pack section in
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, if required.
10. Turn your computer over.
11. Turn the computer on and make sure the added memory is recognized to confirmed it, Start Control Panel System and Security System icon.
Removing a memory module
To remove the memory module, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Shut down the computer - make sure the Power indicator is off (refer to
the Turning off the power section in Chapter 1, Getting Started if
required).
2. Remove the AC adaptor and all cables and peripherals connected to
the computer.
3. Close the display panel.
4. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Replacing the battery pack section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up
Modes, if required).
5. Loosen the screw securing the memory module cover in place - please
note that this screw is attached to the cover in order to prevent it from
being lost.
6. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
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7. Push the latches away from the module in order to release it - a spring
will force one end of the module up at an angle.
8. Grasp the module by its edges and remove it from the computer.
■ If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules and the
circuits locating close to the memory modules will become hot. In this
case, let them cool to room temperature before you replace them. Or
you will get burnt if you touch any of them.
■ Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the
computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory access
problems.
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1. Latches
Removing the memory module
9. Seat the memory module cover in place and secure it with the screw.
Take care to ensure that the memory module cover is firmly closed.
10. Install the battery pack - refer to Replacing the battery pack section in
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, if required.
11. Turn your computer over.
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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.
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2
1. External monitor port
2. Monitor cable
Connecting the monitor cable to the external monitor port
3. Turn the external monitor's power on.
4. Turn the computer's power on.
When you turn on the power, the computer will automatically recognize the
monitor and determine whether it is a 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.
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eSATA (External Serial ATA)
An device corresponding to eSATA function can be connected to the
eSATA/USB combo port on the computer.
Connecting the eSATA device
To connect an eSATA device, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Connect an eSATA cable to the eSATA/USB combo port.
Make sure the connector is properly aligned with the socket. Do not try to
force the connection, doing so can damage the connecting pins.
2
1
1. eSATA cable
2. eSATA/USB combo port
Connecting an eSATA cable to the eSATA/USB combo port
■ 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.
■ If you connect an eSATA device after the computer has already been
turned on, it will take about ten seconds for it to be recognized by the
computer.
Do not attempt to disconnect and reconnect the drive before this
period has elapsed.
Disconnecting an eSATA device
When you have finished using an eSATA device, you can follow the
procedures below in order to disconnect it:
1. Wait for the indicator light of an eSATA device to go out to make sure all
activity has stopped.
If you disconnect an eSATA device or turn off the power while the
computer is accessing the drive you may lose data or damage an eSATA
device or the drive.
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2. Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon on the
Windows Taskbar.
3. Click an eSATA device that you want to remove.
4. Carefully pull an eSATA device's eSATA/USB combo connector out
from within the computer's eSATA/USB combo port.
HDMI
A HDMI monitor can be connected to the HDMI out port on the computer.
To connect monitor, follow the steps as detailed below:
As the port operation of all HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
monitors have 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 out port of the HDMI
device.
2. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI out port on your
computer.
1
2
1. HDMI out port
2. HDMI cable
Connecting the HDMI out port
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.
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■ When you connect a television or external monitor to the HDMI port
and the display output device is set to HDMI.
When you unplug the HDMI cable and re-plug it in please wait at least 5
seconds before you replug the HDMI cable again.
■ When you connect a television or external monitor to the HDMI port
and you connect the television, external monitor or external sound
device to another port.
When you change the display output or Unplug/re-plug the HDMI cable.
The sound output device and the display output device maybe changed
automatically by the system.
Settings for 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 HotKey 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.
Select HD Format
To select the display mode, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Click Start and click Control Panel.
2. Click Appearance and Personalization.
3. Click Display.
4. Click Change display settings.
5. Click Advanced settings.
6. Click List All Modes.
7. Select the one of the below selection at "List All Modes".
Display mode at "List All Modes"
HD Format
1920 by 1080, True Color (32bit), 60Herts
1080p
1920 by 1080, True Color (32bit), 30Herts
(Interlaced)
1080i
1280 by 720, True Color (32bit), 60Herts
720p
720 by 576, True Color (32bit), 50Herts
576p
720 by 480, True Color (32bit), 60Herts
480p
The above display mode is a typical HDMI display mode. The selectable
display modes will vary for different HDMI monitors.
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Security lock
A security locks enable you to anchor your computer a desk or other heavy
object in order to help prevent unauthorized removal or theft. The computer
has a security lock slot on its left side into which you can attach one end of
the security cable, while the other end attaches to a desk or similar object.
The methods used for attaching security cables differ from product to
product. Please refer to the instructions for the product you are using for
more information.
Connecting the security lock
In order to connect a security cable to the computer, follow the steps as
detailed below:
1. Turn the computer so its left side faces you.
2. Align the security cable with the lock slot and secure it in place.
1
1. Security lock slot
Security lock
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Optional accessories
You are able to add a number of options and accessories in order to make
your computer even more powerful and convenient to use. For reference,
the following list details some of the items that are available from your
reseller or TOSHIBA dealer:
DDR3-1066/1333/1600 A 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB memory module (DDR3Memory Kit
1066/1333/1600) can easily be installed in the
computer.
Universal AC Adaptor If you frequently use your computer at more than
one site, it may be convenient to purchase an
additional AC adaptor to be kept at each site in
order to remove the need to always carry the
adaptor with you.
Battery Pack
An additional battery pack can be purchased for
use as either a spare or replacement. Please
refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes
for further information.
High Capacity Battery An additional battery pack can be purchased for
Pack
use as either a spare or replacement.
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer, highlights
the precautions that should be taken when using it.
Using the Touch Pad
To use the Touch Pad, simply touch and move your fingertip across it in the
direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
1
2
3
1. Touch Pad ON/OFF button (not available on Satellite Pro)
3. Touch Pad control buttons
2. Touch Pad
Touch Pad and Touch Pad control buttons
Press Touch Pad ON/OFF button could enable or disable the Touch Pad
function.
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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You can also tap the Touch Pad to perform functions similar to those of the
left button on a standard mouse.
Click: Tap once
Double-click: Tap twice
Drag and drop: Tap to select the item(s) you want to move, leave your
finger on the Touch Pad after the second tap and then move the item(s) to
their new destination.
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.
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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.
Web Camera
Web Camera is a device that allows you to record video or take
photographs with your computer. You can use it for video chatting or video
conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live
Messenger. TOSHIBA Web Camera Application will help you to add
various video effects to your video or photograph.
Enables the transmission of video and use of video chat via the internet
using specialized applications.
The effective pixel count for this web camera is 0.3 million (maximum
photograph size: 640 × 480 pixels) or 1.3 million (maximum photograph
size: 1280 × 1024 pixels).
Some models are equipped with a Web Camera.
Please refer to the Web Camera Application Online Help for details.
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1. Web Camera
3. Microphone
2. Web Camera LED
Web Camera
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■ Do not point the web camera directly at the sun.
■ Do not touch or press strongly on the web camera lens. Doing so may
reduce image quality. Use an eyeglass cleaner (cleaner cloth) or other
soft cloth to clean the lens if it becomes dirty.
■ Setting the [Size] to more than "800x600" will cause a larger amount of
data to be written to the hard disk drive and may interfere with smooth
recording.
■ When recording in dimly lit environments, select "Night Mode" which
allows for brighter images with less noise.
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.
■ 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.
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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.
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 Run as administrator in lower left of the Management screen,
and then click the Register button. 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. Please follow the guide to
practice.
■ Click the Back button to practice the guide once more.
4. Click the Next button to start image-capturing process.
Adjust the position of your face so that it fits within the face-shaped
frame.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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7. 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 6 from step 4.
8. If verification is successful, click the Next button and register an
account.
9. Register the account.
Fill in all the fields.
10. 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.
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 displayed 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.
1. 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 AUTO
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.
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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. The Windows Welcome screen will be displayed, and will be logged in
automatically to Windows.
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. The 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 drive provides high-performance execution of CD/DVD/BDbased programs. You can run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15")
CD/DVD/BDs without an adaptor. A Serial ATA interface controller is used
for CD/DVD/BD operation. When the computer is accessing a CD/DVD/BD,
an indicator on the drive glows.
Use the DVD playback application to view DVD-Video discs.
For precautions on writing to CD/DVD/BDs, refer to the Important message
section.
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Loading discs
To load a disc, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. When the computer’s power is on, press the eject button to open
the disc tray slightly.
2. Grasp the disc tray gently and pull until it is fully opened.
2
1
1. Disc tray
2. Eject button
Pressing the eject button and pulling the disc tray open
3. Lay the disc, label side up, in the disc tray.
1
1. Laser lens
Inserting a disc
When the disc tray is fully opened, the edge of the computer will extend
slightly over the disc tray. Therefore, you will need to turn the disc at an
angle when you place it in the disc tray. After seating the disc, however,
make sure it lies flat.
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■ Do not touch the laser lens or any portion of its surrounding casing as
this could cause misalignment.
■ Prevent foreign objects from entering the drive. Check the surface of
the disc tray, especially the area behind the front edge of the disc tray,
to make sure there are no such objects before closing the drive.
4. Press gently at the center of the disc until you feel it click into place. The
disc should lie below the top of the spindle, flush with the spindle base.
5. Push the center of the disc tray to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
If the disc is not seated properly when the disc tray is closed, the disc
might be damaged. Also, the disc tray might not open fully when you press
the eject button.
Closing the disc tray
Removing discs
To remove the disc, follow the steps as detailed below:
Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the media
drive. Wait for the optical disc drive indicator to go out before you open the
disc tray. Also, if the disc is spinning when you open the disc tray, wait for
it to stop before you remove it.
1. To pop the disc tray partially open, press the eject button. Gently pull
the disc tray out until it is fully opened.
When the disc tray pops open slightly, wait a moment to make sure the
disc has stopped spinning before pulling the disc tray fully open.
2. The disc extends slightly over the sides of the disc tray so you can
grasp it. Gently lift out the disc.
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Removing a disc
3. Push the center of the disc tray to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
How to remove discs when the disc tray will not open
Pressing the eject button will not open the disc tray when the computer
power is off. If the power is off, you can open the disc tray by inserting a
slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straightened paper clip into the
eject hole near the eject button.
1
1. Eject hole
Manual release with the eject hole
Turn off the power before you use the eject hole. If the disc is spinning
when you open the disc tray, the disc could fly off the spindle and cause
injury.
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Writing CD/DVD/BDs
■ Some models in this series are equipped with a BD-Combo/BD-Writer
drive which can write CD/DVD/BDs.
■ Some models in this series are equipped with a DVD Super Multi drive
which can write CD/DVDs.
You can use the BD-Combo/BD-Writer drive to write data to either CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double
Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-R (Dual Layer), BD-RE or BD-RE
(Dual Layer) discs.
You can use the DVD Super Multi drive to write data to either CD-R, CDRW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double
Layer), DVD+RW or DVD-RAM discs.
TOSHIBA Disc Creator and Corel DVD MovieFactory are provided as
writing software with this computer.
Corel DVD MovieFactory can be used to write files in video format.
TOSHIBA Disc Creator can be used to write data.
■ Please refer to the Writable discs, Chapter 2 for details about the types
of writable CD/DVD/BD discs that can be supported by this computer.
■ Do not turn off the power to the optical disc drive while the computer is
accessing it as this may cause you to lose data.
■ CD-R/RW media cannot be accessed using the burn cd/dvd option in
Media Center.
■ To write data to CD-R/-RW media, use the TOSHIBA Disc Creator
feature that is installed on your computer.
When writing information to media using an optical drive, you should
always ensure that you connect the AC adaptor to a live power socket. It is
possible that, if data is written while powered by the battery pack, the write
process may sometimes fail due to low battery power - in these instances
data loss may occur.
Important message
Before you write or rewrite to any of the media supported by the DVD
Super Multi drive or BD-Combo/BD-Writer drive, please read and follow all
of the setup and operating instructions in this section. If you fail to do so,
you may find that the DVD Super Multi drive or BD-Combo/BD-Writer drive
may not function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite information
successfully - this may cause you to either lose data or incur other damage
to the drive or media.
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Disclaimer
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-R
(Dual Layer), BD-RE or BD-RE (Dual Layer) disc that may be caused
by writing or rewriting with this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R,
DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer),
DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-R (Dual Layer), BD-RE or BD-RE
(Dual Layer) media 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. In view of this, it is good practice to make
two or more copies of important data, in case of any undesired change or
loss of the recorded contents.
Before writing or rewriting with the BD-Combo/BD-Writer drive
■ Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual
Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVDRAM, BD-R, BD-R (Dual Layer), BD-RE or BD-RE (Dual Layer) media,
however, it must be noted that disc quality can affect write or rewrite
success rates. Please also be aware that in no event does TOSHIBA
guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc.
CD-R:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd.
CD-RW: (Multi-Speed and High-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 4x, 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)
DVD+R (Double 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 Version 1.1 or version
1.2
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) (for 4x and 6x speed media)
DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media)
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for 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)
BD-R:
Panasonic Corporation
BD-R (Dual Layer):
Panasonic Corporation
BD-RE:
Panasonic Corporation
BD-RE (Dual Layer):
Panasonic Corporation
Before writing or rewriting with the DVD Super Multi drive
■ Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual
Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW or DVDRAM media, however, it must be noted that disc quality can affect write
or rewrite success rates. Please also be aware that in no event does
TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc.
CD-R:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd.
CD-RW: (Multi-Speed and High-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
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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 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)
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 (Double 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 Version 1.1 or version
1.2
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) (for 4x and 6x speed media)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO.,LTD. (for 4x and 6x speed media)
DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media)
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for 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)
■ Some types and formats of DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double
Layer) discs may be unreadable.
■ 2.6GB and 5.2GB DVD-RAM media cannot be read from or written to.
■ Disc created in DVD-R (Dual Layer) format4 (Layer Jump Recording)
cannot be read.
■ If the disc is poor in quality, or is dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting
errors may be noted - ensure that you check all discs for dirt or damage
before you use them.
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■ The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVDRAM or BD-RE media will be affected by the quality of the disc itself and
the way in which it is used.
■ There are two types of DVD-R media available, authoring discs and
general use discs. Do not attempt to use authoring discs as only
general use discs can be written to by a computer drive.
■ You can use both DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge
and DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge.
■ You may find that other computer DVD-ROM drives or other DVD
players may not be able to read DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer) or DVD+RW discs.
■ Data written to a CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD+R or
DVD+R (Double Layer) discs cannot be deleted either in whole or in
part.
■ Data deleted/erased from a CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVD-RAM
disc cannot be recovered. You must check the content of the disc
carefully before you delete it, taking care that, if multiple drives that can
write data to discs are connected, you do not delete data from the
wrong one.
■ In writing to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer), DVD+RW or DVD-RAM media, some space is required
for file management, so you may not be able to write to the full capacity
of the disc.
■ Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it might be filled with
dummy data if the written data is less than about 1GB. Therefore, in
these circumstance, even if you write only a small amount of data, it
might take additional time to fill in the dummy data.
■ When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be
sure that you do not write to or delete data from the wrong drive.
■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the computer before you write or
rewrite any information.
■ Before you enter either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode, take care to
ensure that any DVD-RAM writing has been completed. In this instance,
writing is finished if you can eject the DVD-RAM media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except for the writing
software itself.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver which can put a heavy load
on the processor.
■ Operate the computer at its full power settings - do not use any powersaving features.
■ Do not write information while virus checking software is running,
instead wait for it to finish, then disable the virus protection applications,
including any software that checks files automatically in the
background.
■ Do not use any hard disk utilities, including those that are intended to
enhance hard disk drive access speeds, as they may cause unstable
operation and damage data.
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■ CD-RW (Ultra Speed +) media should not be used as data may be lost
or damaged.
■ You should always write from the computer's hard disk drive onto the
CD/DVD - do not try to write from shared devices such as a server or
any other network device.
■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator has not been
confirmed, therefore operation with other software applications cannot
be guaranteed.
When writing or rewriting
Please observe the following points while you write or rewrite data to CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double
Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-R (Dual Layer), BD-RE or BD-RE
(Dual Layer) media:
■ Always copy data from the hard disk drive to the optical media - do not
use the cut-and-paste function as the original data will be lost if there is
a write error.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
■ Change users in the Operating System.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including such tasks as
using a mouse or Touch Pad, or closing/opening the display panel.
■ Start a communication application.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the computer.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including such items as a
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, miniSD/microSD Card, Memory
Stick/Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, 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, Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode
functions while writing or rewriting.
■ Make sure that the write/rewrite operation is completed before going
into either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode (writing is completed if you
can remove an optical media on the DVD Super Multi drive or BDCombo/BD-Writer drive).
■ If the media is of poor quality, or is dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting
errors may occur.
■ Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration such as airplanes, trains or cars. In addition, do not use the
computer on an unstable surface such as a stand.
■ Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
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TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the 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" function to record
music to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer) 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" function
of TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
■ You cannot back up CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media to DVD-R, DVDR (Dual Layer) 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 (Double Layer) 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 (Dual
Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer) or DVD+RW to CDR 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 (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer) 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 (Dual Layer), DVD+R or DVD+R
(Double Layer) 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-R/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 (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer) 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 (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R (Double Layer) 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 or
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 Disc mode.
■ Select Settings for Each Mode Data Disc 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.
When Using Corel DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA(optional)
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, DVD+R, 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 clicking Add Video files button to invoke
browser dialog box.
5. Choose the source video and then go to Next page to apply Menu.
6. After choosing the menu template, click the Next button to go to the
Output Page.
7. Choose the output type and then click the Burn button.
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.
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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
Please refer to the Help and Manual files for additional Corel DVD
MovieFactory information.
■ Opening the Corel DVD MovieFactory Manual
Start All Programs DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA DVD
MovieFactory User Manual
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.
■ When recording to a DV-Camcorder, to ensure you capture all of
your data, let the camcorder record for a few seconds before you
begin recording your actual data.
■ 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.
2. Before recording the video to DVD or Blu-ray disc
■ When you record DVD disc or Blu-ray disc, please use only discs
recommended by the Drive manufacturer.
■ Do not set the working drive to a slow device like a USB1.1 hard
disk drive or it will fail to write DVD or Blu-ray disc.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
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■ Operate the computer for any other function, including using a
mouse or Touch Pad, 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 drive.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following:
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, USB device, external display,
optical digital devices.
■ 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
■ Some DVD-ROM drives for personal computers or other DVD
players may not be able to read DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM discs.
■ When playing your recorded Blu-ray Disc on your computer, please
use the 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 BD-Combo drives for personal computers or other Blu-ray
disc players may not be able to read BD-R/RE discs.
Using WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Please be aware of the following limitations when you use 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 "Windows Media Player" for
DVD playback.
■ 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 Bluray Disc.
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■ WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA 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.
■ 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 Video
playback it may cause Blu-ray Disc Video playback or television
program recording errors. Please view Blu-ray Disc Video during times
when there is no recording prescheduled.
■ While playing a BD-J title, keyboard shortcut is ineffectve.
■ Resume play function cannot be used with some discs on WinDVD BD
for TOSHIBA.
■ The interactive function on Blu-ray Discs may not work depending on
the contents or network situation.
■ Region codes for BD drives and media
BD drives and their associated media are manufactured according to the
specifications of three marketing regions. Region codes can be set from
WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA ([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 an external display or TV using WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA, use output devices like external displays or TV that have
RGB or HDCP supported HDMI port.
■ The Blu-ray disc movie can be played only on internal LCD displays or
external devices connected via an RGB and HDMI output. In the Clone
mode (DualView), WinDVD plays on a display which is set as the
Primary display and shows black screen on the other display.
■ This product does not play HD DVD discs. Blu-ray discs with highdefinition content are required for HD viewing.
■ Do not switch to Sleep or Hibernation Mode while WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA is running. Make sure to close WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
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 for TOSHIBA
starts automatically.
■ Select Start All Programs Corel Corel WinDVD BD to start
WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA.
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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 BD for TOSHIBA Help. Use the following procedure to
open WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA Help.
■ Click the "Corel Guide" button (
) in the Display Area and select
Launch Help.
Media care
This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your CDs, DVDs
and BDs. Handle your media with care. Following the simple precautions
listed below will increase the lifetime of your media and protect the data
stored on it.
1. Store your CD/DVD/BDs in the containers they originally came in to
protect them and keep them clean.
2. Do not bend the CD/DVD/BDs.
3. Do not write on, apply a sticker to, or otherwise mar the surface of the
CD/DVD/BD that contains the data.
4. Hold the CD/DVD/BD by its outside edge or the edge on the center hole
- any fingerprints on the surface of the disc can prevent the drive from
properly reading data.
5. Do not expose the CD/DVD/BD to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold.
6. Do not place heavy objects on your CD/DVD/BDs.
7. If your CD/DVD/BDs become dusty or dirty, wipe them with a clean dry
cloth from the center hole outwards - do not wipe in a circular direction.
If necessary, you can use a cloth that has been lightly dampened in
water or a neutral cleaner but you must not use benzine, thinner or any
similar cleaning solution.
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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. Right-click the Speakers icon on the Taskbar.
2. Select Open Volume Mixer from the menu.
Sound volume control as Hot key function - Supported by Hot key functions
Fn+3 = volume down/Fn+4 = volume up. Adjust speaker volume by moving
the slider up or down under Device to raise or lower the volume of your
speakers. Click the Mute button to mute the volume.
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.
Changing System Sounds
System sounds are assigned to inform you when certain events happen.
This section explains how to 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 Speakers icon on the Taskbar.
2. Select Sounds from the menu.
SmartAudio
Your computer contains SmartAudio, a powerful program that allows you to
configure your audio software to enhance and personalize your listening
experience.
The SmartAudio application has the following features:
■ Volume Mixer
■ Voice Effects
■ Audio Director
■ Smart EQ/3D Settings
Please refer to the SmartAudio Help file for details.
Starting SmartAudio Application
To launch the SmartAudio, click Start Control Panel Hardware and
Sound SmartAudio.
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Opening SmartAudio Help
Click "?" in the top right corner of the SmartAudio window will open the
Help file in your selected language, or in English if your selected language
is not supported.
Dolby Advanced Audio*
*Is preinstalled with some models
Dolby Advanced Audio provides a stunning listening experience from any
pair of speakers or headphones. Adding a new level of realism to movies,
music, and games, this is the quality audio customers have been missing
from your computers.
Dolby Advanced Audio includes:
■ High-Frequency Enhancer: Analyzes and restores high frequencies lost
during encoding. Works on any speaker for a higher level of audio than
was previously possible.
■ Audio Optimization: Corrects common audio problems caused by
laptop limitations for a better entertainment experience.
■ Natural Bass: Extends the bass response of any speakers by up to an
octave.
■ Dolby Headphone: Enables personal surround sound using any set of
headphones.
To access Dolby Advanced Audio function, follow the steps as detailed
below:
1. Right-click on the speaker icon on the Taskbar, and select Playback
Devices from the sub menu.
2. Select Speakers, and click Properties.
3. Click the Dolby tab.
Adjusting Microphone Level
Follow the steps below to change the microphone recording level.
1. Right click on the speaker icon on the Taskbar, and select Recording
devices from the sub menu.
2. Select Microphone, and click Properties.
3. On the Levels tab move the Microphone slider to increase or decrease
the microphone volume level.
If you feel the microphone volume level is inadequate, move the
Microphone Boost slider to a higher level.
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Notes on 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.
Wireless communications
The computer’s wireless communication function supports some wireless
communication devices.
Only some models are equipped with both Wireless LAN and 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.
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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 the IEEE802.11 Wireless LAN
standard.
■ Frequency Channel Selection of 5GHz for IEEE 802.11a or/and
IEEE802.11n
■ Frequency Channel Selection of 2.4GHz for IEEE 802.11b/g or/and
IEEE802.11n
■ Roaming over multiple channels
■ Card power management
■ Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption based on an 128-bit
encryption algorithm
■ Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA™)
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN, and the distance over
which the wireless LAN can reach, may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, client design and software/hardware configurations. The
transmission rate described is the theoretical maximum speed as
specified under the appropriate standard - the actual transmission speed
will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed.
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.
Security
■ TOSHIBA strongly recommend that you enable encryption functionality,
otherwise your computer will be open to illegal access by an outsider
using a wireless connection. If this occurs, the outsider may illegally
access your system, eavesdrop, or cause the loss or destruction of
stored data.
■ TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or
illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof.
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Bluetooth wireless technology
Bluetooth wireless technology eliminates the need for cables, such as
desktop computers, between your PC and other electronic devices,
example of printers and mobile phones.
You cannot use the computer's built-in Bluetooth functions and an external
Bluetooth adaptor simultaneously. For reference, Bluetooth wireless
technology has the following features:
Worldwide operation
The Bluetooth radio transmitter and receiver operate in the 2.4GHz 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, with these
links being maintained even if the devices are not within a line-of-sight of
each other.
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.
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA
Please note that this software is specifically designed for the following
operating systems:
■ Windows 7
Information regarding the use of this software with these operating systems
is listed below, with further details being contained with the electronic help
files supplied with the software.
This Bluetooth Stack is based on the Bluetooth Version
1.1/1.2/2.0+EDR/2.1+EDR specification. However, TOSHIBA cannot
confirm the compatibility between any computing products and/or other
electronic devices that use Bluetooth, other than TOSHIBA notebook
computers.
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Release Notes related to the Bluetooth Stack for Windows
by TOSHIBA
1. Fax application software:
Please be aware that there is some fax application software that you
cannot use on this Bluetooth Stack.
2. Multi-user considerations:
The use of Bluetooth is not supported in a multi-user environment. This
means that, when you use Bluetooth, other users that are logged into
the same computer will not be able to use this type of functionality.
Product Support:
The latest information regarding operating system support, language
support or available upgrades can be found on our web site
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or
http://www.pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States.
Enable/Disable Wireless communication
You can enable or disable Wireless communication functions by pressing
FN + F8. No transmissions are sent or received when wireless
communication is turned off.
Wireless communication Indicator
The wireless communication indicator shows the status of the computer's
wireless communication functions.
Indicator status
Indication
Indicator off
The wireless communication function is off - no
wireless functionality is available.
Indicator glows
The wireless communication function is on.
Except for the stopped device by the software
switch, all the wireless-communications functions
can output a radio wave.
If you used the Taskbar to disable the wireless LAN, restart the computer or
perform the following procedure to re-enable it: Start Control Panel System and Security System Device Manager Network
adapters and right click the wireless device then choose enable.
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LAN
The computer has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per
second, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX) and Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1000 megabits per second,
1000BASE-T).
This section describes how to connect/disconnect to a 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.
■ The Link speed (10/100/1000 megabits per second) changes
automatically depending on the network conditions (connected device,
cable or noise and so on).
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.
If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASETX), 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.
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Connecting the LAN cable
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps as detailed below:
■ 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.
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
2
1. LAN jack
2. LAN cable
Connecting the LAN cable
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector or router.
Check with your LAN administrator and hardware or software vendor
before using or configuring a network connection.
Disconnecting the LAN cable
To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps as detailed 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 or router in the same manner.
Check with your LAN administrator and hardware or software vendor
before disconnecting from the hub.
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Computer Handling
This section explains computer handling and maintenance.
Cleaning the computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust
and dirt, and use care with all liquids around it.
■ 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
- in these circumstance you should get the computer inspected by an
authorized service provider in order to assess the scope of any
damage.
■ Clean the plastics of the computer using a slightly water dampened
cloth.
■ You can clean the display screen by spraying a small amount of glass
cleaner onto a soft, clean cloth and then wiping 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
While the computer is designed for flexible day-to-day usage you should
exercise a few simple precautions when moving it in order to help ensure
trouble-free operation.
■ Make sure all disk/disc activity has ended before moving the computer check that the HDD and other indicators on the front of the computer
are off.
■ Turn off (shut down) the computer.
■ Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the computer.
■ Close the display panel.
■ Do not pick up the computer by its display panel.
■ Before carrying your computer, shut it down, disconnect the AC adaptor
and allow it to cool down - a failure to follow this instruction may result in
minor heat injury.
■ Be careful not to subject the computer to impact or shock - a failure to
follow this instruction could result in damage to computer, computer
failure or loss of data.
■ Never transport your computer with any cards installed - this may cause
damage to either the computer and/or the card resulting in product failure.
■ Always use a suitable carry 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 any of its protruding elements.
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Heat dispersal
To protect against overheating, the processor is equipped with an internal
temperature sensor which activates a cooling fan or lowers the processing
speed if the computer's internal temperature rises to a certain level. You are
able to select whether to control this temperature by either turning on the
fan first, then if necessary lowering the processor speed, or by lowering the
processor speed first, then if necessary turning on the fan. Both of these
functions are controlled through the Power Options.
When the processor's temperature falls within normal range, the fan will be
turned off and the processor operation returned to its standard speed.
If the processor's temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with
either setting, the computer automatically shuts down to prevent any
damage. In this instance all unsaved data in memory will be lost.
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The Keyboard
Chapter 5
The Keyboard
The computer’s keyboard layouts are compatible with a 104/105-key
enhanced keyboard - by pressing some keys in combination, all of the
104/105-key enhanced keyboard functions can be performed on the
computer.
The number of keys available on your keyboard will depend on which
country/region your computer is configured for, with keyboards being
available for numerous languages.
In use there are six different types of keys, specifically typewriter keys,
function keys, soft keys, Hot keys, Windows special keys and the keypad
overlay.
Typewriter keys
The typewriter keys produce the upper-case and lower-case letters,
numbers, punctuation marks, and special symbols that appear on the
screen. However, there are some differences between using a typewriter
and using a computer keyboard:
■ 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), together with the
uppercase O (oh) and the 0 (zero), are not interchangeable on
computers as they are on a typewriter.
■ The CAPS LOCK function key locks only the alphabetic characters into
upper-case while the Shift Lock function on a typewriter places all keys
in the shifted position.
■ The SHIFT keys, the Tab key, and the BACK SPACE key perform the
same function as their typewriter counterparts but also have special
computer functions.
Never remove the key caps on your keyboard. Doing so could cause
damage to the parts under the key caps.
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Function keys: F1 … F9
The function keys (not to be confused with the special FN key) are the
twelve keys at the top of your keyboard - these keys function differently
from other keys.
F1 through F9 are called function keys because they execute programmed
functions when pressed and, when used in combination with the FN key,
those keys marked with icons also execute specific functions on the
computer. Please refer to the section, Soft keys: FN key combinations, in
this chapter for further information, taking care to note that the function
executed by individual keys will depend on the software you are using.
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.
Please note that some software may disable or interfere with soft-key
operations, and that the soft-key settings are not restored when the
computer returns from Sleep Mode.
Emulating keys on an enhanced keyboard
A 104-key enhanced keyboard layout
This computer's keyboard is designed to provide all the features of the 104key enhanced 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.
The FN key can be combined with the following keys to simulate functions
similar to those of keys on the 104/105 key enhanced keyboard which are
not on this computer's keyboard.
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Hot keys
Hot keys (pressing FN + a function or ESC key) let you enable or disable
certain features of the computer.
,
Mute: Pressing FN + ESC turns the volume on and off.
,
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.
To use a simultaneous mode, you must set the resolution of the internal
display panel to match the resolution of the external display device.
Brightness Down: Pressing FN + F6 decreases the computer's display
panel brightness in individual steps.
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Brightness Up: Pressing FN + F7 increases the computer's display panel
brightness in individual steps.
Wireless: Pressing FN + F8 switches the active wireless devices.
If no wireless communication device is installed, no dialog box will 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 in increment.
Volume up: Pressing FN + 4 increases the volume in increment.
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FN Sticky key
You can use the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility to make the FN key sticky,
that is, you can press it once, release it, and then press an "F Number"
key. To start the TOSHIBA Accessibility utility, click Start All
Programs TOSHIBA Utilities Accessibility.
Windows special keys
The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows,
the Windows Start Button key activates the Start menu while the
application key has the same function as the secondary (right) mouse
button.
This key activates the Windows Start menu.
This key has the same function as the secondary (right) mouse button.
Generating ASCII characters
Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard
operation, but you are able to generate these characters using their specific
ASCII codes.
1. Hold down ALT key.
2. Using the numeric keypad, type the ASCII code of the character you
require.
3. Release ALT - the ASCII character will appear on the display screen.
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Power and Power-Up Modes
Chapter 6
Power and Power-Up Modes
The computer's power resources include the AC adaptor, battery pack and
any internal batteries. This chapter provides details on making the most
effective use of these resources, and includes information on charging and
changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and information on the
different power-up modes.
Power conditions
The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected
by different power conditions, including whether an AC adaptor is
connected, whether a battery pack is installed and what the charge level is
for that battery.
Power on
Power off (no operation)
• Operates
• No charge
• LED: Battery white
DC IN white
• No charge
• LED: Battery white
DC IN white
Battery partially
charged or no
charge
• Operates
• Charge
• LED: Battery amber
DC IN white
• Quick charge
• LED: Battery amber
DC IN white
No battery
installed
• Operates
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
DC IN white
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
DC IN white
AC adaptor Battery fully
connected charged
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Power on
AC adaptor Battery charge
is above low
not
connected battery trigger
point
Power off (no operation)
• Operates
• LED: Battery off
DC IN off
Battery charge
is below low
battery trigger
point
• Operates
• LED: Battery
flashes amber
DC IN off
Battery charge
is exhausted
Computer shuts down
No battery
installed
• No operation
• LED: Battery off
DC IN off
Table 6-1 Power conditions
Monitoring of power condition
As shown in the below table, the Battery, DC IN and Power indicators on
the system indicator 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 lights indicate the battery status:
Flashing amber
The battery charge is low, the AC adaptor must be
connected in order to recharge the battery.
Amber
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the
battery is charging.
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 pack becomes too hot while it is being charged, the charge
will stop and the Battery indicator will go out. When the battery pack's
temperature falls to a normal range, charging will resume - this process
will occur regardless of whether the computer's power 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 - the following indicator conditions should be noted:
White
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and is
correctly supplying power to the computer.
Flashing amber
Indicates a problem with the power supply. You
should initially try plugging the AC adaptor into
another power outlet - if it still does not operate
properly, you should contact your reseller or dealer.
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 that the computer is in Sleep Mode and
that there is sufficient power available (AC adaptor
or battery) to maintain this condition. In Sleep
Mode, this indicator will turn on for one second
and off for two seconds.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not
light.
Battery
This section explains battery types, use, recharging methods and handling.
Battery types
The computer has different types of batteries.
Battery pack
When the AC adaptor is not connected, the computer's main power source
is a removable lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this manual as
the main battery. You can purchase additional battery packs for extended
use of the computer away from an AC power source although you should
not change the battery pack while the AC adaptor is connected.
Before you remove the battery pack, save your data and shut down the
computer, or place the computer into Hibernation Mode. Please be aware
that, when placing the computer into Hibernation Mode, the contents of
memory will be saved to the hard disk drive, although for safety sake, it is
best to also save your data manually.
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Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real
time clock and calendar function and also maintains the system
configuration while the computer is turned off. If the RTC battery becomes
completely discharged, the system will lose this information and the real
time clock and calendar will stop working - in this instance the following
message will be displayed when you turn on the power:
S
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
You can change the Real Time Clock settings by turning the computer on
while pressing the F2 key and then release the F2 key when the
TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>> screen appears. Please refer to
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting for further information.
The RTC battery does not charge while the computer is turned off even if
the AC adaptor is attached.
Care and use of the battery pack
This section provides the important safety precautions in order to handle
your battery pack properly.
Refer to the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for
detailed precautions and handling instructions.
■ 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.
■ Keep the battery pack out of reach of infants and children. It can cause
injury.
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■ The battery pack and high capacity battery pack are lithium ion
batteries, which can explode if not replaced, used, handled or
disposed of properly. Dispose of the battery as required by local
ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by
TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ The computer's RTC battery is a Ni-MH 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. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or
regulations.
■ Charge 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.
■ 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 is in Sleep Mode. Data could be lost.
■ When the High Capacity Battery Pack is connected to the computer,
do not hold on only to the High Capacity Battery Pack when lifting the
computer up. The High Capacity Battery Pack may separate from the
computer, causing it to fall and cause injuries.
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.
Charging the batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the Battery indicator will
flash amber to indicate that only a few minutes of battery power remain. If
you continue to use the computer while the Battery indicator flashes, the
computer will enable Hibernation Mode so that you do not lose any data,
and automatically turn itself 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 19V jack and plug the other end into a working
outlet - the Battery indicator will glow amber while the battery is being
charged.
Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or optional
TOSHIBA Battery charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to
charge the battery pack with any other charger.
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Time
Refer to User Information Guide about Charging time.
Battery charging notice
The battery may not begin charging immediately under the following
conditions:
■ The battery is extremely hot or cold (if the battery is extremely hot, it
might not charge at all). To ensure the battery charges to its full
capacity, you should charge it at room temperature of between 5° to
35°C (41° to 95°F).
■ The battery is nearly completely discharged. In this instance you should
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 cases you should follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power
on until the system automatically turns itself off.
2. Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack of the computer, and to
a wall outlet that is supplying power.
3. Charge the battery until the Battery indicator glows white.
Repeat these steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal
capacity.
Monitoring battery capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods.
■ Clicking the battery icon on the Taskbar
■ Via the Battery Status in the Windows Mobility Center window
■ 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.
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Maximizing battery operating time
A battery's usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a
single charge, while how long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
■ Processor speed
■ Screen brightness
■ System Sleep Mode
■ System Hibernation Mode
■ Display power off period
■ Hard disk drive power off period
■ How often and for how long you use the hard disk drive and external
disk(c) drives, for example, optical disc and floppy diskette drive.
■ How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
■ How you use optional devices, such as a PC Cards, to which the
battery supplies power.
■ Whether you enable Sleep Mode, which can conserve battery power if
you are frequently turning the computer off and on.
■ Where you store your programs and data.
■ Whether you close the display panel when you are not using the
keyboard - closing the display saves power.
■ The environmental temperature - operating time decreases at low
temperatures.
■ The condition of the battery terminals - you should always ensure the
terminals stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before
installing the battery pack.
Retaining data with power off
Refer to User Information Guide about Retaining time.
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 as detailed 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 you find
that the battery pack has at least five minutes of operating time,
continue operating until the battery pack is fully discharged,
however, if the Battery indicator flashes or there is some other
warning to indicate a low battery condition, go to Step 4.
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4. Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack of the computer,
and to a wall outlet that is supplying power. The DC IN indicator
should glow white, and the Battery indicator should glow amber to
indicate that the battery pack is being charged, however, in the
event that DC IN indicator does not glow this indicates that power
is not being supplied - check the connections for the AC adaptor
and the power cord.
5. Charge the battery pack until the Battery indicator glows white.
■ If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
■ If you will not be using the system for an extended period, for example
for more than one month, remove the battery pack from the computer.
■ Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
Replacing the battery pack
Please be aware that the battery pack is classified as a consumable item.
The operating life of the battery pack will gradually reduce through
repeated charging and discharging, and will need to be replaced when it
reaches the end of its operating life. In addition to this, you might also
replace a discharged battery pack with a charged spare when you are
operating your computer away from an AC power source for an extended
period of time.
This section explains how to remove and install the battery pack, and
begins with the removal process which is detailed through the following
steps.
■ 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 could be lost.
■ In Hibernation Mode, data will be lost if you remove the battery pack or
disconnect the AC adaptor before the save is completed. Wait for the
Hard Disk Drive indicator to go out.
■ Do not touch the battery release latch while holding the computer or
the battery pack might fall out due to the unintentional release of the
battery release latch and cause injuries.
Removing the battery pack
To remove a discharged battery, follow the steps as detailed below:
1. Save your work.
2. Turn the computer's power off - ensure that the Power indicator is off.
3. Remove all cables and peripherals that are connected to the computer.
4. Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down.
5. Slide the battery lock (1) into its (
) position.
6. Slide and hold the battery release latch (2) to disengage the battery
pack and then remove it from the computer (3).
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1
3
2
1.Battery lock
3.Battery pack
2.Battery release latch
Releasing the battery pack
Installing the battery pack
To install a battery pack, follow the steps as detailed below:
Do not touch the battery release latch while holding the computer or the
battery pack might fall out due to the unintentional release of the battery
release latch and cause injuries.
1. Insert the battery pack as far as it will go into the computer.
2. Ensure that the battery pack is securely in place and the battery lock is
in its lock (
) position.
1
2
1. Battery lock
2. Battery pack
Securing the battery pack
3. Turn your computer over.
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Password Utility
The password utility allows you to maintain an additional level of security
and provides two levels of password security: User and Supervisor.
Passwords set in TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility are different from
the Windows® login password.
User Password
To start the utility, point to or click the following items:
Start All Programs TOSHIBA Utilities TOSHIBA Assist SECURE User password
■ Registered
Click to register a password of up to 8 characters. After a password is set,
you will be prompted to enter it when you start the computer.
■ Not Registered
Click to delete a registered password. Before you can delete a password,
you must first enter the current password correctly.
■ Owner String (text box)
You can use this box to associate text with the password. After you enter
text, click Apply or OK, then, each time the computer is switched on, this
text will be displayed along with the prompt for the password.
Supervisor password
If you set a supervisor password, some functions will be restricted when a
user logs on with the user password. To set a supervisor password:
Click Start All Programs TOSHIBA Utilities TOSHIBA
Assist SECURE Supervisor password
This utility lets you do the following:
■ Register or delete the supervisor password.
■ Specify restrictions for general users.
Starting the computer by password
To start up the computer with the user password, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 1, Getting Started. The
following message will appear in the screen:
Enter Password=
At this point, the hotkeys FN + F1 to F9 do not work. They will function
after you enter the password.
2. Enter the Password.
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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 three different power-up modes as follows:
■ Shut Down Mode: The computer will shut down without saving data - in
view of this you must always save your work before you turn the
computer off.
■ Hibernation Mode: Data in memory will be saved to the hard disk drive.
■ Sleep Mode: Data will be maintained in the computer's memory.
Please refer to the sections Turning on the power and Turning off the
power in Chapter 1, Getting Started for further information.
Windows utilities
You can configure various settings associated with both Sleep Mode and
Hibernation Mode within the Power Options (to access it, Start Control
Panel System and Security Power Options).
Hot keys
You can use the FN + F3 hot key to enter Sleep Mode or FN + F4 to enter
Hibernation Mode - please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for further
details.
Panel power on/off
You can set up your computer so that power is turned off automatically
when you close the display panel, and turned on again when you open it.
Please note that this function is only available for Sleep Mode or
Hibernation Mode, not for Shut Down Mode.
If the panel power off function is enabled, and you manually shut down
Windows, do not close the display panel until the shut down process has
been completed.
System automatic Sleep/Hibernation
This feature automatically turns off the system in Sleep or Hibernation
Mode if the computer is not used for a set duration. Refer to Special
features, in Chapter 3 for an explanation of how to set the duration.
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HW Setup
Chapter 7
HW Setup
This chapter explains how to use the 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.
OK
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.
General
This window displays the BIOS/EC version and contains two buttons:
Default and About.
Default
Return all HW Setup values to the factory
settings.
About
Display the HW Setup version.
Setup
This field displays the installed BIOS version, date and EC version.
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Password
This option allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
User Password
Lets you register a new password or change/remove an existing password.
Not Registered
Changes or remove the password. (default)
Registered
Selects the password. A dialogue box will appear
to allow you to set the password.
To enter a user password:
1. Select Registered to display the following prompt:
Enter Password:
Enter a password of up to 10 characters. The character string you enter is
displayed as a string of asterisk.
2. Click OK. The following message appears, allowing you to verify the
password.
Verify Password:
3. If character strings match, the password is registered. Click OK. If they
do not match, the following message appears. You must repeat from
step 1.
Entry Error!!!
To delete a user password:
1. Select Not Registered to display the following prompt:
Enter Password:
2. Enter the currently registered password. The character string you enter
is displayed as a string of asterisks.
3. Click OK. If the character string you enter matches the registered
password, the password option is reset and the display changes to:
Not registered
If they do not match, the following message appears. You must repeat from
step 1.
Incorrect 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.
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Display
This tab lets you customize your computer’s display settings for either the
internal display or 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.
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.
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.
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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
N
Selects the network.
1
Selects the built-in hard disk drive.
C
Selects the CD-ROM*.
S
Selects the USB memory.
E
Selects the eSATA HDD.
* In this computer, CD-ROM refers to the DVD Super Multi driver,
BD-Combo drive or BD-Writer 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 the 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.
Boot Speed
This feature allows you to select system boot-up speed.
Fast
Reduces system boot-up time. System can boot only
from the built-in HDD and only internal LCD and
keyboard are supported during the boot process.
Normal
System boots up at normal speed. (Default)
Keyboard
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled, and the computer is in Sleep Mode, you can
turn on the system 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.
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Enabled
Enables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
Disabled
Disables the Wake-up on Keyboard function (Default).
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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 feature 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.
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
Use this option to enable or disable USB Legacy Emulation. If your
operating system does not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse
and keyboard by setting the Legacy USB Support item to enabled.
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Enabled
Enables the USB Legacy Emulation (Default).
Disabled
Disables the USB Legacy Emulation.
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SATA
eSATA
This feature allows you to set conditions for SATA.
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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Performance
Let HDD/SSD work with maximum performance.
(Default)
Battery life
Let HDD/SSD work with battery life mode. If this
setting is selected, this caused performance
down.
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Chapter 8
Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA have designed this computer for durability, however, should
problems occur you are able to use the procedures detailed in this chapter
to help determine the cause.
All users should become familiar with this chapter as knowing what might
go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
Problem solving process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following
guidelines:
■ Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists as taking further
action may result in data loss or damage, or 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
computer's PRTSC key.
Please also be aware that the questions and procedures described in this
chapter are meant only as a guide, they are not definitive problem solving
techniques. In reality many problems can be solved simply, but a few may
require help from your reseller, dealer or service provider - if you find you
need to consult others, be prepared to describe the problem in as much
detail as possible.
Preliminary checklist
You should always consider the simplest solution first - the items detailed 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 you should first turn the computer
off, then when you turn the computer back on again it will recognize the
new device.
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■ Make sure all optional accessories are configured properly in the
computer's setup program and that all required driver software has
been loaded (please refer to the documentation included with the
optional accessories for further information on its installation and
configuration).
■ Check all cables to ensure they are correctly and firmly attached to the
computer - loose cables can cause signal errors.
■ Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for
loose pins.
■ Check that your CD/DVD/BD media is correctly loaded and, in the case
of a floppy diskette, that its write protect tab is correctly set.
Always try to make detailed notes of your observations and keep them in a
permanent error log - this will help you to describe your problems to your
reseller, dealer or service provider. In addition, if a problem recurs, the log
you have made will help to identify the problem faster.
Analyzing the problem
Sometimes the computer will give you clues that can help you identify why
it is malfunctioning. In view of this you should keep the following questions
in mind:
■ Which part of the computer is not operating properly - keyboard, hard
disk drive, display panel, touch pad, touch pad control buttons - as each
device will produce different symptoms.
■ Check the options within the operating system to ensure that its
configuration is set properly.
■ What appears on the display? Does it display any messages or random
characters? If you have a printer attached, print a copy of the screen
using the PRTSC key and, if possible, look up the messages in the
documentation included with the computer, software or operating
system.
■ Check that all connecting cables are correctly and firmly attached as
loose cables can cause erroneous or intermittent signals.
■ Do any indicators light, if so, which ones, what color are they and 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 in detail to your
reseller, dealer or service provider.
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Software
The problems may be caused by your software or disk. If
you cannot load a software package, the media may be
damaged or the program might be corrupted - in these
instances try loading another copy of the software if
possible.
If an error message appears while you are using a software
package you should refer to the documentation supplied
with it as this will usually include a problem solving section
or a summary of error messages.
Next, you should check any error messages against the
operating system documentation.
Hardware
If you cannot find a software problem, you should then
check the setup and configuration of your hardware. First
run through the items in the preliminary checklist as
described previously then, if you still cannot correct the
problem, try to identify the source - the next section
provides checklists for individual components and
peripherals.
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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Self test
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Power
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Keyboard
■
Internal display panel
■
Hard disk drive
■
DVD Super Multi drive
■
BD drive
■
Memory Cards: SD/SDHC/SDXC ■
Card, Memory Stick/Memory Stick
PRO, MultiMediaCard
Pointing device
USB device
eSATA device
Additional memory module
Sound system
External monitor
LAN
Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
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System start-up
When the computer does not start properly, check the following items:
■ Self Test
■ Power Sources
■ Power-on Password
Self test
While booting up the computer, self test is executed automatically and the
TOSHIBA logo is displayed on the screen.
This message remains on the screen for a few seconds.
If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system
according to how the Boot Priority option is set within the TOSHIBA HW
Setup program.
If any of the following conditions are present, the self test has failed:
■ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or
messages except for the TOSHIBA logo.
■ Random characters appear on the screen and the system does not
function normally.
■ The screen displays an error message.
In these instances, turn off the computer, check all cable connections and
then restart it - if the self test fails again, contact your reseller, dealer or
service provider.
Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC power outlet, the battery
pack is the primary power source. However, your computer also has a
number of other power resources, including an intelligent power supply and
a Real Time Clock (RTC) battery, all of which are interrelated with any one
having the ability to produce apparent power problems.
This section provides checklists for AC power and the battery. If you cannot
resolve a problem after following them, the cause may lie with another
power related resource - in such an instance you should contact your
reseller, dealer or service provider.
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.
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Problem
Procedure
Computer shuts down
and DC IN indicator
blinks amber
Leave the computer off until the DC IN indicator
stops blinking.
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It is recommended to leave the computer off until the interior reaches
room temperature even though the DC IN indicator stops blinking.
If the computer has reached room temperature
and it still does not start, or if it starts but shuts
down quickly, contact your reseller, dealer or
service provider.
Computer shuts down
and its DC IN indicator
is flashing white
This indicates a problem with the heat dispersal
system - you should contact your reseller, dealer
or service provider.
AC power
If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected
you should check the status of the DC IN indicator. Please refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes for further information.
Problem
Procedure
AC adaptor doesn’t
power the computer
(DC IN indicator does
not glow white)
Check the connections to make sure that the
power cord/adaptor is firmly connected to the
computer and a working power outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals. If
the cord is frayed or damaged it should be
replaced, while if the terminals are soiled, they
should be cleaned with a clean cotton cloth.
If the AC adaptor still does not power the
computer, you should contact your reseller,
dealer or service provider.
Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, you should check the status of
the DC IN indicator as well as the Battery indicator. Please refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes for more information on these
indicators, together with general battery operation.
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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, in these instances
you should wait a few minutes before trying
again. If the battery still does not charge, you
should check that the power outlet the AC
adaptor is connected to is supplying power - this
can be tested by plugging another appliance into
it.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the
touch - if so, it will not charge properly and
should be allowed to reach room temperature
before you try again.
Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery to
make sure its connecting terminals are clean - if
necessary wipe them with a soft dry cloth lightly
dipped in alcohol.
Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery,
taking care to ensure that it is securely seated in
the computer.
Check the Battery indicator - if it does not glow,
allow the computer to charge the battery for at
least twenty minutes. If the Battery indicator
starts to glow after this period, allow the battery
to continue to charge for at least another twenty
minutes before turning on the computer.
However, if the indicator still does not glow, the
battery may be at the end of its operating life and
should be replaced. However, if you do not
believe the battery is at the end of its operating
life, you should speak to your reseller, dealer or
service provider.
Battery doesn’t power If you frequently recharge a partially charged
the computer as long as battery, the battery might not charge to its full
expected
potential - in these instances you should fully
discharge the battery and then attempt to charge
it again.
Check the Power saver option under Select a
power plan in the Power Options.
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Troubleshooting
Real Time Clock
Problem
Procedure
The BIOS setting and
system date/time are
lost.
The charge in the Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
has run out - you will need to set the date and
time in the BIOS setup application by using the
following steps:
1. Turn on the computer while pressing the F2
key.
2. Release the F2 key when the
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screen appears - the BIOS setup application
will load.
3. Set the date in the System Date field.
4. Set the time in the System Time field.
5. Press F10 - a confirmation message will be
displayed.
6. Press ENTER - the BIOS setup application
will end and the computer will restart.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by the setup and configuration of the
computer - please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for further information.
Problem
Procedure
Output to screen is
garbled
Please refer to your software's documentation to
ensure that its is not remapping the keyboard in
any way (remapping involves changing or
reassigning the function of each key).
If you are still unable to use the keyboard, you
should contact your reseller, dealer or service
provider.
Internal display panel
Apparent computer's display panel problems may be related to the
computer's setup and configuration - please refer to Chapter 7, HW Setup,
for further information.
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Problem
Procedure
No display
Press the FN + F5 hot keys to adjust the display
priority, and to make sure it is not set for output to
an external monitor.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Markings appear on the These marks may have come from contact with
the keyboard and Touch Pad while the display
computer's display
panel has been closed. You should try to remove
panel.
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 You should initially refer to the documentation
unresolved or other
supplied with you software to determine if it is
problems occur
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.
Hard disk drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not
boot from hard disk
drive
Check to see whether that is a floppy diskette in
the floppy diskette drive or a CD-ROM/DVDROM in the optical disc drive - if so remove it and
try to start the computer again.
If this has no effect, check the Boot Priority
setting within the TOSHIBA HW Setup utility please refer to the Boot Priority section in
Chapter 7, HW Setupfor further information.
Please refer to your operating system
documentation in order to determine whether
there is a problem with any of the operating
system files or settings.
Slow performance
The files on the hard disk drive may be
fragmented - in this instance you should run the
disk Defragmentation utility to check the
condition of your files and the hard disk drive.
Please refer to the operating system's
documentation or online Help File for further
information on operating and using the
Defragmentation utility.
As a last resort you should reformat the hard disk
drive and then reload the operating system and
all other files and data. If you are still unable to
resolve the problem, contact your reseller, dealer
or service provider.
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Troubleshooting
DVD Super Multi 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 disc tray is securely
closed. Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the disc tray and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the disc tray could block laser
light from reading the CD/DVD. Make sure there
is no obstruction. Remove any foreign object.
Check whether the CD/DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. Refer to the Media care section in
Chapter 4 for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVDs run
The software or hardware configuration may be
correctly, but others do causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
not
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD's documentation.
Check the type of CD/DVD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM:
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD
(single/multi-session), CDROM Mode 1, Mode 2, CDROM XA Mode 2 (Form1,
Form2), Enhanced CD (CDEXTRA), Addressing
Method 2
Recordable DVD:
DVD-R/-R DL, DVD+R/+R
DL, DVD-RW, DVD+RW,
DVD-RAM
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the DVD Super Multi drive. Region
codes are listed in the Optical disc drives section
in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
BD drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
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Problem
Procedure
You cannot access
a CD/DVD/BD in the
drive
Make sure the drive’s disc tray is securely
closed. Press gently until it clicks into place.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Open the disc tray and make sure the
CD/DVD/BD is properly seated. It should lie flat
with the label facing up.
A foreign object in the disc tray could block laser
light from reading the CD/DVD/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 clean cloth dipped in water or a
neutral cleaner. Refer to the Media care section
in Chapter 4 for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVD/BDs run The software or hardware configuration may be
correctly, but others do causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
not
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD/BDs documentation.
Check the type of CD/DVD/BD you are using.
The drive supports:
BD-Combo:
BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL,
BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE,
BD-RE DL
DVD-ROM:
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD
(single/multi-session), CDROM Mode 1, Mode 2, CDROM XA Mode 2 (Form1,
Form2), Enhanced CD
(CD-EXTRA),
Recordable disc:
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R,
DVD-R DL, DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R DL,
DVD+RW, DVD-RAM,
BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE,
BD-RE DL
Check the region code on the disc. It must match
that on the BD drive. Region codes are listed in
the Optical disc drives section in Chapter 2, The
Grand Tour.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble in writing, make sure you
have taken the following precautions:
Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA.
Do not use the mouse or keyboard while writing.
Use only the software supplied with the computer
for recording.
Do not run or start other software while writing.
Do not jar the computer while writing.
Do not connect/disconnect external devices or
install/remove internal cards while writing. If
problems persist, contact your dealer.
Memory Cards: SD/SDHC/SDXC Card, Memory Stick/Memory Stick
PRO, MultiMediaCard
For further information, please refer to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and
Options.
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Problem
Procedure
Memory Card error
occurs
Remove the Memory Card from the computer
and then reinsert it in order to ensure it is firmly
connected.
If the problem persists, then you should refer to
the documentation supplied with your Memory
Card for further information.
You cannot write to an
Memory Card
Remove the Memory Card from the computer
and check to ensure that it is not write protected.
You cannot read a file
Check to ensure the required file is actually on
the Memory Card that is inserted into the
computer.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
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Troubleshooting
Pointing device
If you are using a USB mouse, you should also refer to both the USB
device section in this chapter, and the documentation supplied with your
mouse.
Touch Pad
Problem
Procedure
The Touch Pad does
not work.
Check the Device Select settings.
Click Start Control Panel.Select Large icons
or Small icons in View by, and then click
Mouse.
Pressing FN + F9 or Touch Pad ON/OFF button
to enable.
On-screen pointer does In this instance the system might be busy - Try
not respond to pointing moving the mouse again after waiting a short
device operation
while.
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Double-tapping does
not work
In this instance, you should initially try changing
the double-click speed setting within the Mouse
Control utility.
1. To access this utility, click Start Control
Panel.Select Large icons or Small icons in
View by, and then click Mouse.
2. Within the Mouse Properties window, click
the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as required and
click OK.
The on-screen pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
In this instance, you should initially try changing
the speed setting within the Mouse Control utility.
1. To access this utility, click Start Control
Panel.Select Large icons or Small icons in
View by, and then click Mouse.
2. Within the Mouse Properties window, click
the Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the pointer speed as required and click
OK.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
The reaction of Touch
pad is either too
sensitive or not
sensitive enough.
Adjust the touch Sensitivity.
1. Click Start Control Panel.Select Large
icons or Small icons in View by, and then
click Mouse.
2. Within the Mouse Properties window, click
the Device Settings tab..
3. Click the settings... button.
4. The Properties for Synaptics TouchPad
V7.2 on PS/2 Port screen appears. Doubleclick Sensitivity in the Select an item Pointing section on the left side of the
screen.
5. IPalmCheck and Touch Sensitivity are
displayed. Click Touch Sensitivity.
6. Move the slide bar for Touch Sensitivity to
make an adjustment. Click the OK button.
7. Click the OK button on the Device Settings
tab.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
USB mouse
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer does In this instance the system might be busy - Try
not respond to mouse moving the mouse again after waiting a short
operation
while.
Remove the mouse from the computer and then
reconnect it to a free USB port it in order to
ensure it is firmly attached.
Double-clicking does
not work
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In this instance, you should initially try changing
the double-click speed setting within the Mouse
Control utility.
1. To access this utility, click Start Control
Panel.Select Large icons or Small icons in
View by, and then click Mouse.
2. Within the Mouse Properties window, click
the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as required and
click OK.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
The on-screen pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
In this instance, you should initially try changing
the speed setting within the Mouse Control utility.
1. To access this utility, click Start Control
Panel.Select Large icons or Small icons in
View by, and then click Mouse.
2. Within the Mouse Properties window, click
the Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the pointer speed as required and click
OK.
The on-screen pointer
moves erratically
The elements of the mouse responsible for
detecting movement might be dirty - please refer
to the documentation supplied with the mouse for
instructions on how to clean it.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
USB device
In addition to the information in this section, please also refer to the
documentation supplied with your USB device.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not
work
Remove the USB device from the computer and
then reconnect it to a free port it in order to
ensure it is firmly attached.
Ensure that any required USB device drivers are
properly installed - to achieve this you should
refer to both the device documentation and the
operating system documentation.
If you are using an operating system that does
not support USB, you are still able to use a USB
mouse and/or USB keyboard by setting the
Legacy USB Support option within the
TOSHIBA HW Setup utility to Enabled.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
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Troubleshooting
eSATA device
In addition to the information in this section, please also refer to the
documentation supplied with your eSATA device.
Problem
Procedure
eSATA device does not Remove the eSATA device from the computer
work
and then reconnect it to a free port it in order to
ensure it is firmly attached.
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.
Ensure that any required eSATA device drivers
are properly installed - to achieve this you should
refer to both the device documentation and the
operating system documentation.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
Sound system
In addition to the information in this section, please also refer to the
documentation supplied with your audio device.
Problem
Procedure
No sound is heard
Adjust the volume.
To increase the volume click the volume up
button, and to decrease it click the volume down
button.
Check the software volume settings.
Please check to see if Mute is turned to Off
Check to make sure the headphone connection
is secure.
Check within the Windows Device Manager
application to ensure the sound device is
enabled and that the device is properly working.
For further information, please refer to
"Troubleshooting in Windows" section of
Windows Help and Support.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Annoying sound is
heard
In this instance you may be experiencing
feedback from either the internal microphone or
an external microphone connected to the
computer - please refer to Sound System in
Chapter 4, Operating Basics for further
information.
Volume cannot be adjusted during Windows start
up or shut down.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
External monitor
Please also refer to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options, and to the
documentation supplied with your monitor for further information.
Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not turn
on
After confirming that the monitor's power switch
is on, you should check the connections to make
sure that the power cord/adaptor is firmly
connected to the monitor and to a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness
controls on the external monitor.
Press the FN + F5 hot key in order to change the
display priority and ensure that it is not set for the
internal display only.
Check to see if the external monitor is
connected.
When the external monitor is set as the primary
display device in extended desktop mode, it will
not display when the computer wakes up from
Sleep Mode if the external monitor has been
disconnected while in Sleep Mode.
To keep this from happening, do not disconnect
the external monitor while the computer is in
Sleep or Hibernation Mode.
Remember to turn off the computer before
disconnecting the external monitor.
When the display panel and an external monitor
are set to clone mode and they are turned off by
the timer, the display panel or the external
monitor may not display when turned on again.
If this occurs, press FN + F5 to re-set the display
panel and external monitor to clone mode.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is firmly attached.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access LAN
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN jack and the LAN hub.
Wake-up on LAN does
not work
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected. The
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 on.
If problems persist, contact your LAN
administrator.
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Troubleshooting
Bluetooth
For further information on Bluetooth wireless communication, please refer
to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access
Bluetooth device
Check to ensure the computer's Wireless
Communication function is on.
Check to ensure the Bluetooth Manager
application is running on the computer and that
power to the external Bluetooth device is turned
on.
Check to ensure that no optional Bluetooth
Adaptor is installed in the computer - the built-in
Bluetooth hardware cannot operate
simultaneously with another Bluetooth controller.
If you are still unable to resolve the problem,
contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
TOSHIBA support
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 reseller or dealer from where 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 http://www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet.
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Specifications
Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications.
Environmental Requirements
Conditions
Ambient temperature
Relative humidity
Operating
5°C (41°F) to 35°C (95°F)
20% to 80%
(noncondensing)
Non-operating
-20°C (-4°F) to 60°C (140°F) 10% to 90%
(noncondensing)
Wet-bulb
temperature
26°C maximum
Conditions
Altitude (from sea level)
Operating
0 to 3,000 meters
Non-operating
0 to 10,000 meters
maximum
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
100-240 volts AC
50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second)
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Display Controller and Video mode
Appendix B
Display Controller and Video mode
Display controller
The display controller interprets software commands into hardware
commands that turn particular parts on the screen 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 applications (for example a 3D application or
video playback and so on), you may see 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 AeroTM may also help correct this issue.
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Wireless LAN
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 module 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 2.4GHz and 5GHz band, local radio
regulations may impose a number of limitations to the use of wireless
communication equipment.
Refer to the printed manual for regulatory information that may apply in
your country/region.
Radio Frequency
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■ Band 5GHz (5150-5850 MHz) (Revision a and n)
■ Band 2.4GHz (2400-2483.5 MHz) (Revision b/g
and 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)
Frequency Range
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
12
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. When using these channels in any
country or region, refer to the section Approved Countries/Regions for
use in the printed manual. The channel configuration is managed as
follows:
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Wireless LAN
■ 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.
5GHz 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
112
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
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Frequency Range
Channel ID
5150-5850 MHz
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. When using these channels in any country or region,
refer to the section Approved Countries/Regions for use in the printed
manual. 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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Bluetooth wireless technology Interoperability
Appendix D
Bluetooth wireless technology
Interoperability
Bluetooth Adaptor 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. 3.0+HS, as defined and approved by The
Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
■ 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 Interoperability
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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AC Power Cord and Connectors
Appendix E
AC Power Cord and Connectors
The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various
international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for
the country/region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following
specifications:
Length:
Minimum 1.7 meters
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Voltage rating:
125 or 250 VAC
(depending on country/region’s power standards)
Certification agencies
U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2
Australia:
AS
Japan:
DENANHO
China:
CQC, CEMC
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
In Europe, two conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or
H03VVH2-F and for three conductors power cord must be VDE type,
H05VV-F.
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AC Power Cord and Connectors
For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a
2-15P (250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug configuration must 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 the U.S.A. and Canada,
the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and China.
USA
UL approved
Australia
AS approved
Canada
CSA approved
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BS approved
Europe
Approved by the
appropriate agency
China
CCC approved
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TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
Appendix F
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor application proactively monitors a
number of system functions such as power consumption, battery health
and the system cooling, informing you of significant system conditions. This
application recognizes the system and individual component serial
numbers, and will track specific activities related to the computer and their
usage.
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 adaptor, battery, LCD, fan, HDD, sound volume,
wireless communication switch, TOSHIBA Express Port Replicator and
USB information), date of initial system use, and also computer and device
usage (i.e.: power settings, battery temperature and recharging, CPU,
memory, backlight illumination time, and temperatures for various devices).
The stored data uses a very small portion of the total hard disk capacity,
approximately 10MB or less per year.
This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system
conditions which may effect the performance of your Toshiba 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
(e.g., 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.
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TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
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 the "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.
If a TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor message is displayed
A message will be displayed if any changes which may interfere with the
operation of the program are detected. If a message is displayed, follow the
instructions displayed on screen.
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Legal Footnotes
Appendix G
Legal Footnotes
This chapter states the Legal Footnotes information applicable to TOSHIBA
computers.
Non-applicable Icons
Certain computer chassis are designed to accommodate all possible
configurations for an entire product series. Therefore, please be aware that
your selected model may not have all the features and specifications
corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the computer
chassis.
CPU
Central Processing Unit ("CPU") Performance Legal Footnotes.
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 computer 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.
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Legal Footnotes
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically shutdown. 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 in your product documentation.
Contact Toshiba technical service and support, refer to TOSHIBA support
section in Chapter 8 Troubleshooting for more information.
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
approximately 3 GB of system memory.
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 going through many charge and discharge cycles, the battery will lose
its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced.
This is a normal phenomenon for all batteries. To purchase a new battery
pack, see the accessories information that is shipped with your computer.
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Legal Footnotes
Hard Disk Drive (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
may 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.
Copy Protection
Applicable copy protection standards 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 http://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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Satellite L650/L655/L650D/L655D / Satellite Pro L650/L650D Series
TOSHIBA Theft Registration
Send to:
Fax number:
TOSHIBA Europe GmbH
Technical Service and Support
Blumenstrasse 26
93055 Regensburg
Germany
+49 (0) 941 7807 921
Country stolen:
Machine type:
(e.g. Satellite L650/
L655/L650D/L655D /
Satellite Pro L650/
L650D Series)
Model number:
(e.g. PSL50EYXT)
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
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
AMT: Intel Active Management Technology
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BD-R: Blu-ray Disc Recordable
BD-RE: Blu-ray Disc Rewritable
BIOS: basic input/output system
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
DDR: double data rate
DIMM: dual inline memory module
DVD: digital versatile disc
DVD-R: Digital Versatile Disc-Recordable
DVD-RAM: Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory
DVD-R (Dual Layer): Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Dual Layer
DVD-ROM: Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory
DVD-RW: Digital Versatile Disc-ReWritable
DVD+R (Double Layer): Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Double Layer
eSATA: external Serial ATA
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Glossary
FDD: floppy diskette drive
FIR: fast infrared
GB: gigabyte
HDD: hard disk drive
HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface
IDE: integrated drive electronics
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
I/O: input/output
IRQ: interrupt request
KB: kilobyte
LAN: local area network
LCD: liquid crystal display
LED: light emitting diode
MB: megabyte
MMC: multi media card
OCR: optical character recognition (reader)
PC: personal computer
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
RAM: random access memory
RGB: red, green, and blue
ROM: read only memory
RTC: real time clock
S/P DIF: Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format
SD: Secure Digital
SDHC: Secure Digital High Capacity
SDXC: Secure Digital Extended Capacity
SDRAM: synchronous dynamic random access memory
SLI: Scalable Link Interface
SSD: Solid state drive
TFT: thin-film transistor
USB: Universal Serial Bus
UXGA: ultra extended graphics array
VGA: video graphics array
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
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Index
Index
A
C
AC adaptor 3-3
additional 3-27
connecting 1-3
DC IN 19V jack 2-5
ASCII characters 5-5
CD/DVD/BD drive
using 4-7
Cleaning the computer 4-31
Cooling vents 2-2
Corel DVD MovieFactory for
TOSHIBA 3-11
B
Battery
charging 6-5
extending life 6-7
indicator 2-9, 6-2
monitoring capacity 6-6
real time clock 3-2, 6-4
save mode 3-7
types 6-3
Battery pack 2-5, 3-2
replacing 6-8
BD drive
problems 8-9
Bluetooth 3-6, 4-27
Bluetooth Stack for Windows
by Toshiba 3-10
problems 8-18
Boot Priority 7-3
Bridge media slot 2-4, 3-12
indicator 2-10
using 3-12
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DC IN indicator 2-9, 6-3
Display 3-4
automatic power off 3-6
brightness down 5-3
brightness up 5-4
controller B-1
hinges 2-8
opening 1-6
screen 2-8
Documentation list 1-1
Dual Pointing Device
Touch Pad 2-9, 4-1
Touch Pad control buttons 4-1
using 4-1
DVD Super Multi drive
problems 8-9
E
Enable/Disable Wireless
communication 4-28
Equipment checklist 1-1
eSATA device 3-23
eSATA/USB combo port 2-3
problems 8-15
External monitor 2-3, 3-22
problems 8-16
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F
FN + 1 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
reduce) 5-4
FN + 2 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
enlarge) 5-4
FN + ESC (Mute) 5-3
FN + F1 (Lock) 5-3
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) 5-4
FN + F8 (Wireless) 5-4
FN + F9 (Touch Pad) 5-4
FN + space (Zoom) 5-4
Function keys 5-2
G
Graphics controller 3-5
H
Hard disk drive 3-3
automatic power off 3-7
Hard Disk Drive/Optical Disc Drive
indicator 2-9
HDMI 3-24
Heat dispersal 3-8, 4-32
Hibernation Mode 3-8
Hot keys 3-6
Brightness Down 5-3
Brightness Up 5-4
Hibernate 5-3
Lock 5-3
Mute 5-3
Output 5-3
Power Plan 5-3
Sleep 5-3
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
(enlarge) 5-4
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
(reduce) 5-4
Touch Pad 5-4
Wireless 5-4
Volume down 5-4
Volume up 5-4
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Zoom 5-4
HW Setup
accessing 7-1
Boot priority 7-3
display 7-3
general 7-1
keyboard 7-4
LAN 7-5
SATA 7-6
window 7-1
USB 7-5
J
Indicators 2-9
K
Keyboard 5-1
emulating enhanced
keyboard 5-2
FN Sticky key 5-5
Function keys F1...F12 5-2
Hot keys 5-3
problems 8-7
typewriter keys 5-1
Windows special keys 5-5
L
LAN 3-6, 4-29
cable types 4-29
connecting 4-30
disconnecting 4-30
jack 2-3
problems 8-17
M
Media care 4-22
Card care 3-14
Memory card care 3-15
Memory 3-1
additional 3-27
installing 3-18
removing 3-20
Memory media
inserting 3-15
removing 3-16
Memory Stick 3-13
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Modem
jack 2-2
Moving the computer 4-31
MultiMediaCard 3-13
P
Password
power on 3-7
Starting the computer by 6-10
Pointing Device
Touch Pad 8-12
Power
conditions 6-1
Hibernation Mode 1-10
indicators 6-2
panel on/off 3-7, 6-11
Shut Down mode
(Boot Mode) 1-8
Sleep Mode 1-8
System Auto Off 6-11
turning off 1-8
turning on 1-7
Problems
AC power 8-5
Analyzing the problem 8-2
Battery 8-5
BD drive 8-9
Bluetooth 8-18
Dual Pointing device 8-12
DVD Super Multi drive 8-9
eSATA device 8-15
External monitor 8-16
Hard disk drive 8-8
Hardware and
system checklist 8-3
Internal display panel 8-7
Keyboard 8-7
LAN 8-17
Memory Cards 8-11
Overheating power down 8-4
Power 8-4
Real Time Clock 8-7
Recovery Media 8-18
Self test 8-4
Sound system 8-15
System start-up 8-4
TOSHIBA support 8-18
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Touch Pad 8-12
Wireless LAN 8-17
USB device 8-14
USB mouse 8-13
Processor 3-1
R
Recovery Discs 1-14
Recovery hard disk drive 1-12, 1-14
Restarting the computer 1-11
S
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
formatting 3-14
note 3-13
Security lock 3-26
Sleep Mode
setting 1-8
System automatic 3-7
Soft keys
enhanced keyboard 5-2
Sound system
headphone jack 2-3
microphone jack 2-3
problems 8-15
Stereo speakers 2-8
T
TOSHIBA Assist 3-10
TOSHIBA Bulletin Board 3-11
TOSHIBA ConfigFree 3-10
TOSHIBA Disc Creator 3-10, 4-17
TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility 3-10
TOSHIBA HDD/SSD
Alert Utility 3-10
TOSHIBA Media Controller 3-12
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool 3-9
TOSHIBA ReelTime 3-12
TOSHIBA Service Station 3-11
TOSHIBA Theft Registration H-2
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility 3-9
Touch Pad ON/OFF button 2-8
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Index
W
Web Camera 2-8, 3-5, 4-3
Video mode B-1
Video RAM 3-2
Wireless communication 4-25
indicator 2-10, 4-28
Wireless LAN 3-6, 4-26
problems 8-17
USB device
problems 8-14
Using WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA 4-20
Utilities and Applications 3-9
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